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Random Gamesnet Server
= irc.gamesnet.net port 6667
This server will connect you to any server (randomly) currently supporting Gamesnet.
You'll need to change your server settings in mIRC.
(1) Open mIRC
(2) Go to FILE, then SETUP
(3) You can either EDIT or ADD a new server. Lets ADD one for sake of this example.
(4) Name it, and give it the appropriate server address (see above), port information, etc.
(5) ADD it to your master list. Connect to new server with mIRC.
Description: Gamesnet Server
Irc Server: 126.96.36.199
You can use any port numbers from 6665 to 6669. Some ports may have less loads on itc, etc, as well as other servers. In the event your find our channel completely empty when it shouldn't be, there may be a split. Try using another irc server on gamesnet, as well as changing ports.
I'll be on ICQ tonight to help clear
out any problems. See you all in our normal channel (#clan_koq).
I hope you caught it. Null uses spies. In our last game, we still had people who didn't wear the white top that was asked on here. No need to name people -- you know who you are... if not, look at the screenshot of the final score.
Here it is, again:
bind ins "setinfo topcolor 0"
When you punch the insert key, it
will make you wear a white top. This is our attempt to counteract
spies. Spies will usually be a solid color, and will be a little
easier to tell apart from our own players.
When is a substitution necessary? When 1) all starting persons are not present in irc and initial pregame 2) during a match, if a starter drops out for an extended period of time -- 3 mins or more 3) a starter evaluates their ping to be unplayable, and moves himself to spectator.
We cannot have 11 or more people on our team, as we will surely be disqualified if that happens in the match. Always check team counts if you are unsure (+showteamscores). If you drop for an extended period of time, you had better come back as spectator first, to find out if you have been sub'ed.
If you need to be a spectator, issue:
GameSpy method (Preferred)
1. Connect to net as usual
2. Right click on KoQ server, choose properties
3. Fill in spectator password to "happy"
4. Under server menu, choose "Observe this game"
1. Connect to net as usual
2. Startup the qwcl.exe (or glqwcl.exe for gl users)
3. At the console, type in:
This should allow you to connect in the server as a spectator. It may be redundant to set the spectator variable twice... not sure if it handles the integer and string in seperate fields.. so just do it as listed.
Now, recordings can be done by spectators and players. Yes... you can relive your glorious moments as a player too. Spectators will try to cover a broad range of people, where as player recording can only give their pov.
Once you're in the game and ready
to record, type in at the console:
/rerecord koqdemo.qwd 188.8.131.52:27501
this will disconnect you from the server and reconnect again, so be smart when you use it. It does us no good to start the recording mid game. Pregame will more than likely be set to a few minutes once I reset the server... so that time may be a good opportunity to issue this command. Oh, I really don't think we need players to make a recording...
you can use whatever name you like...
But you must issue the
command to terminate the current recording session. In spectator mode, you can fly around freely... move past walls -- do anything you like and it won't interfere with the game. Try to use free-form mode over the auto-tracking mode of recording. Its a bit more work, but easier to watch.
I suggest you start recording once you know were are fixing to start (spectators only)... players should not issue the command because they must not leave once prematch is under way.
Also, spectators can interact in dialogue with the people in the game. But, once the match starts, spectators shoud ONLY use messagemode2 (teammode) to converse with other spectators only. Do not talk to the players concerning the match.
If you have a better way, or wish to add more about recording/spectating, make it known in the message board.
Attention New KoQs!
Please visit the IGL website and carefully read over the rules and procedures of the IGL. Afterwards, send me an email stating that you have read and understand the rules of the IGL. Also send questions and comments if any. (Do not send it to my personal mbox!)
Please do this as soon as possible...
This might seem trivial, but I want
to make sure we ALL understand the guidelines of the league. Ignorance
is not bliss in the case. :) We do not want to be disqualified for
not following rules.
We use "casper" for our server password when it is KoQ only. If we plan on having guests with us, we will use "gibby" as our password instead. We cannot allow guests to know our normal server password to keep our server from uninvited people/
Also, our default password for IGL
games played on our server will be "igl" . Default
spectator password will be "happy"
Occasionally we will use "red" as the spec password for IGL games
Just to make sure this is addressed:
Retirement from KoQ.
I am well aware that not all good things can last forever. But guys, I want to play TF2 with you all... I have no desire to end this damn good thing of ours any time soon.
You do want to experience TF2 with your buds, don't you?
Well, let me spell out some guidelines in case anyone
ever does feel the need to put their sheriffs badge away.
If you want to retire, do it with style. Announce it in advance -- you'll play in your last official match. We'll throw an "irc party" for you afterwards. All I am trying to say is that there is a good way to retire, and poor way to do it.
If you decide to retire, we should rejoice in the time you spent making this organiztion great. You should allow your teammates to chat with you and wish you well.
Don't leave a "Dear Jane" letter to us. Your teammates
deserve better. Enough of this talk of retirement... lets play and
have fun like we always do. Long live KoQ.