When the game starts the mouse cursor will be locked to the window, press ESC or P to release the mouse cursor and pause the game.
The game defaults to zero bots (opponents). To add bots, go to the Main Menu, go to Settings, click the Game tab, and set the Bots count (try 3 for starters).
In spectator mode: SPACE = switch view, click+drag to orbit camera, cursor keys UP/Down/Left/Right = camera In/Out/Lower/Higher.
The network code is still a work-in-progress, so lag may be a problem in multiplayer sessions. For those running Public Internet servers, it is highly recommended that the Max Player setting be left at 4 (or less in some situations), unless you have a very fast uplink. LAN sessions can usually accomodate more players without too much trouble.
In network play, the "Q" and "P" indicate the relative performance of the network connection (queue length and message "ping" - not an actual packet ping). If Q starts getting consistently higher and P is over 400, then the gameplay experience will not be very good (player lag and teleportation problems). This usually happens if too many players are connected to the server. The Server's CPU, graphics, and connection speed determines how many players it will be able to support.
Game and Network settings are disabled while a game is in progress. Quit back to the Main Menu, then go to Settings to make changes.
Game freezing in Firefox 1.5
Network performance poor under Firefox
Not starting in Mac OS because of missing SWA component (the Full Installer will fix this)
Various collision problems
Various network messaging problems
Recommended for playback:
1.6 GHz or faster CPU
64 MB or greater video card
Internet Explorer 6.x (though many people report success with Firefox, Safari)
Macromedia Shockwave 10 (download here, or alternate)
Andrade Art's Enhancer Xtra (required for mouselook and fullscreen mode, more info here, and here )
Please excuse the dust as we get set up around here. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the game.
- nick at rasterwerks.com