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Feb. 12th, 2005 @ 09:40 pm Newb aboard
Greets, I have Quake and recently installed QTF, but I have some questions.

First, I've played TFC a while, and I can tell just from the QTF readme that QTF was waayyy better. Basically: What maps do I need to DL to play on this ONE known server? I went to JMC's, but there were about 5000 different 2forts, and that's just 2fort. DLing them all individually would be a pain.. :P

So, any advice for the new guy?

P.S. I hope Fortress Forever for HL2 comes out more like QTF, it's about time the Soldier had a purpose, the Scout had a useful ability, and the HW wasn't an all purpose newb cannonier
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shambukins:
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From:wdalphin
Date:February 13th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
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The most common iteration of 2forts you'll find is 2fort5r. 2fort4 was the first standard, but it didn't have ammo rooms. The top of the ramp room had a small corridor with a single backpack. 2fort5 accounted for this with an ammo room at the top of ramp room, and then 2fort5r built in one-way doors to limit spawn camping, which became a big thing around that time.

If you're wondering what other maps are typically played, 32smooth, bam4, well6 for starters. If you're using a game browser like All-Seeing Eye, you should be able to see the name of whatever map the server is playing, and then do a search in google to find a site that has it available for download. I used to have a good site for maps bookmarked, but I'm not sure where it is. I'll look for it when I have the time.
From:shambukins
Date:February 14th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I'd been looking for a client to help with finding these servers, I took All-Seeing Eye myself on implied reccomendation, but I have yet to successfully join a game, even if I have the proper map.

For QW I pointed All-Seeing Eye to my TF shortcut rather than the .exe itself, would that be a problem?
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From:wdalphin
Date:February 15th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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There are only a few servers left that anyone actually plays on (sadly). Most of them are based in Australia, where TF is STILL rather popular, and I believe that ONE of them requires a password. If you connect to the server, it will tell you where to go to register your playername and then it gives you the password you use to log on.
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From:wdalphin
Date:February 15th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
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oh and yes... I think pointing it to the shortcut isn't going to work like you want it to. It's best to point it to the exe.