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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Splash Damage

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by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT

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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory offers gamers a unique, squad-based single player game, enlisting players as the leader of an elite Allied force throughout a series of mission-based scenarios that range from Western Europe to the deserts of Egypt. Players must tactically command their troops through hostile enemy positions to accomplish specific mission objectives, while also ensuring the survival of key team members. Throughout the game, veteran squad leaders earn additional skills and gain equipment via field promotions that remain persistent across several maps. Armed with devastating weaponry and innovative command and communication functions, gamers must pursue and confront the insidious Third Reich and the products of its experimentation with the Occult and paranormal.

Featuring multiplayer support for as many as 64 players and 2-player co-operative play, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory challenges gamers to the ultimate test of teamwork and strategy. Each of the five character classes is critical to a team's ultimate victory or defeat on the battlefield. The Covert Operative class allows players to steal uniforms, perform reconnaissance and gain access to enemy positions. While, the Engineer allows the Axis and Allied teams to lay and diffuse mines as well as build battlefield bridges, towers, forward command bases and other improvements in the midst of combat to gain advantages for their team. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory's Campaign mode combines a series of battles into larger campaigns where teams struggle for successive victories and players are awarded battlefield promotions and additional abilities that persist and accumulate throughout the campaign.

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory further offers online players the option to slug it out in the intense Team Last-Man-Standing game mode, where squad-mates cooperate to ensure their team has the last surviving man on the battlefield. Additionally, players can engage with computer-controlled bots, both cooperatively and competitively, in all of the multiplayer maps and game types. With new game modes, character classes, weaponry, and added tactical skills, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory will keep gamers in the trenches for hours.

Please read the included manual for detailed instructions on how to play Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.



Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a standalone game requiring no previous installation other than Direct X 8.1 (not included)

I. Minimum System Requirements

* Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP OS (Windows NT 4.0 not recommended for clients)
* 100% Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP compatible system (including all 32bit drivers)
* Intel® Pentium® III 600Mhz processor or AMD equivalent
* 128 MB RAM
* 32 MB 100% fully OpenGL® compliant 3-D video card
* Microsoft® Direct X® 8.1 or higher (not included)
* 271 MB total disk space for game files
* 500 MB free disk space for swap file
* 100% Microsoft® Windows® compatible keyboard
* 100% Microsoft® Windows® compatible mouse
* 100% Microsoft® Windows® compatible sound card
* For internet play, 100% Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP compatible 56.6k modem or better internet connection. 56.6k modem play is not recommended for games with more than 8 players total; broadband players should be able to handle up to 32 depending on their connection with the server on which they're playing.

The following video cards were fully tested with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory:

  • GeForce 4 Ti 4600
  • GeForce 4 MX
  • GeForce 3
  • GeForce 2 Ultra
  • GeForce 2 MX
  • GeForce256
  • Radeon 8500/64
  • Radeon 7200/64
  • Radeon 9700 Pro/128
  • Xabre 400

II. Known Issues


It is highly recommended that you always host games with PunkBuster on... and only join servers with PunkBuster on. This is an excellent tool for preventing cheating.

There are a few times when we suggest you not host PunkBuster games. You should not host a game on PunkBuster if you are running a Listen server (playing on the same machine that is hosting). You should not host a game on PunkBuster if you are running a dedicated on a small LAN that is not connected to the Internet. Doing so may cause minor performance issues and doesn't do much good.

If you change a PunkBuster cvar, there are no commands to restore your settings to default.

If you host a Listen server, you will be unable to chat through the web tool.

PunkBuster should auto-update when new versions are available. In the event that this does not happen or the update fails, the user can manually update PunkBuster. Once the game has been launched, type the following commands into the console (`)

1. pb_cl_enable (please check the version number)
2. pb_sv_enable (please check the version number)
3. pb_sv_update (this will send a request to the master server for the update. This process may take several minute depending on computer and connection speed.)
4. After the download process is done the user will see a message stating "PunkBuster Server: PunkBuster Server ( I axxxx c1.xxxx Enabled)"

Cvar issues

Most options that you would consider wanting to use can be set from somewhere in the UI (user interface) - from the options or controls menu, or in one of the in-game menus. Further, chances are that if an option isn't set in the UI somewhere, it's not relevant to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. You should, therefore, use the UI options instead of console commands to set options wherever possible. Console commands may produce unexpected results and should generally be avoided.

The following commands are some of the common ones that expert players may be familiar with from other games - but do NOT work in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory:

g_synchronousclients (removed)
_stencilbits (crashes game)
_texturebits (defaults to 0 after crash, visual artifacts)
sv_reconnectlimit (not functional)
_smp (set to 1 is not supported)
g_drawammowarning (not functional)
_debugsort (crashes PC)
_showimages (not supported)

The following commands are some of the common PunkBuster commands that are different in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (as the writing of this document):

con pb_sv_cvarval (not functional)
con pb_sv_cvaruser (not functional)
con pb_sv_cvarsrch (not functional)
con pb_sv_cvarchanged (not functional)
pb_sv_cvardel (not functional)
pb_cvarVal (returns duplicate entries)
pb_sv_cvarempty (not functional)
pb_sv_bindsrch (not functional)

Server Issues

  • Creating / joining Fireteams
    • The maximum number of players in a Fireteam is 6. After a fireteam is at 6, no one else will be allowed to join until someone leaves or is kicked out of the group.
  • Saving Server Options
    • Please be aware that no create server options are saved until you actually hit "Accept" and start a server. If you make changes to the server settings and then don't start the server, you'll lose your changes. Saving on the Advanced Server Settings screen will not be affected by changes you make on this screen as they are saved separately.
  • Max Players + Hunkmegs
    • The maximum number of players for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is 32 total and 16 for each side; the server host can set this to a lower number from the Multiplayer/Create Server menu. It is highly recommended that these numbers are not exceeded. In games that include players using dial-up connections, no more than 8 players are recommended.
    • If you wish to host more than 32 players on the server (not recommended), you will need to increase the memory allocated to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. If you don't, the game will likely fail to start with a "Hunkmegs" error. To increase the memory, open the console and type "com_hunkmegs 128"
  • Repeated Map Restarts
    • Repeatedly restarting the server can cause a crash. It is not recommended that you do this more than a few times in a row.

Graphics Issues

  • 32-bit vs. 16-bit Color Depth
    • Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory defaults to your desktop color depth. We strongly recommend that you play it in 32-bit color depth. You may change this setting to 16-bit, but it is not officially supported. If you decide to make this change, you may notice graphics problems and artifacts on your screen. Also, during preliminary testing, there was not much of a performance increase by making this switch. Please do so at your own risk.
  • Windowed Mode
    • Playing Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory in a window will cause the top portion of the screen to be cut off. This is due to the Windows title bar being drawn on top of the game window.
  • Menu Sliders
    • None of the slider menus update in real time. For example, you will not see changes in brightness or sound when changing a slider.

Ingame Issues

  • Dual Monitor Support
    • Dual monitors are not supported by Enemy Territory and may cause the game to function improperly.
  • Prone Players and Airstrikes
    • Brave players can go prone on Airstrike markers, block the visual cue, and cause them to be aborted if done early enough.
  • Inactivity
    • If the player inactivity is set on a server it still counts down even if a player is only using his mouse. The mouse input is not counted towards activity.
  • Multiple Instances
    • Running multiple instances of the game on the same system can cause graphics problems. This is not recommended.
  • Reviving Underwater
    • Players awaiting revival cannot be revived while underwater.
  • Uninstalling the Game
    • If the uninstaller is cancelled during the uninstallation process, the game will not be removable via the uninstaller. You will have to manually uninstall the game.
  • Shell Default Button
    • Pressing the default button in the shell will not reset the mouse sensitivity setting.
  • Foreign Characters
    • Some foreign characters are not supported and will not be displayed properly in the game. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory has been tested with US versions of the operating systems. Compatibility may not be 100% with other versions.
  • Performance Boosters
    • Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory allows you to customize your settings so that you can improve the visuals or decrease them. Some of them have a greater impact on performance than others. Below are some settings that will improve your performance, but at the expense of the visuals:

1. Set the system options to 'Fastest'
2. com_maxfps (set to a high number i.e 400)
3. cg_atmosphericeffects 0
4. cg_wolfparticles 0
5. _fastsky 1
6. _picmip 3
7. cg_drawgun 0

III. Where to Get Help

Please see the included manual. This guide will explain the game play, weapons, and various other information you will need to get started.

Any updates will be posted on our web site at for Customer Support, please see the Customer Support section of the manual.

IV. Auto-updater Legal Notices

Our auto-updater includes technology created by World Wide Web Consortium. The following notice pertains only to the auto-updater:

Copyright ©2003 World Wide Web Consortium, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, Keio University All Rights Reserved. This work is distributed under the W3C® Software License [1] in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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