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Tips, Tricks & Tools

Desktop Shortcut that connects directly to your favorite server. This is the most convenient and fastest way to connect directly to your favorite server. This tip assumes a Windows installation, however you can use the same parameters on Linux or Mac.

  • The default installation creates a shortcut on your desktop named "Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory", make a copy of this shortcut on your desktop or any location that you like to start WET from. (right click and choose copy on original shortcut, right click and choose paste on desktop or new location)
  • On your shortcut copy, right click it and choose rename (or F2). Rename this shortcut to your favorite server, like "BigDog's NQ Dog Pound".
  • Right click the new shortcut again and choose Properties.
  • In Properties, add the following to the end of the Target (after the closing quotes):
    (or the IP of your favorite server)
  • Click OK to close properties then try out your new shortcut... Halleluja, direct connect.
There are other settings that you can add to the shortcut, like r_mode which will set resolution, example +set r_mode 6
r_mode 6 (= 1024x768)
r_mode 4 (= 800x600 default)
you can also set the password for private servers
+password mypswd
you can execute a saved CFG file
+exec myconfig.cfg
I am sure there are many other options, but these are the basics to get you started.

Server Connect Tip, Create a CFG file and execute it to connect.

  • Open a text editor (notepad if you must) and type the following:
  • Save the file to "C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain\server1.cfg"
  • Start WET and before you click Play Online, open the console (`) then type /exec server1
  • and away you go...
  • You can save as many of these as you like.... server2.cfg server3.cfg (could be any file name with .cfg extension).
  • You can also add other commands in these files, like setting your player name (name BigDogD) or key bindings.

Learn the specific features of my server setup and mods here.
This will give you the edge on those whom are not aware of additional weapons and features. You may get chats from other players asking... "how did you do that?" Just respond "learn the features son" and refer them to this site. :-)

Color code chart for player name    

^0 = Black
^1 = Red
^2 = Green
^3 = Yellow
^4 = Blue
^5 = Light blue
^6 = Pink
^7 = White
^8 = Black
^9 = Gray

Test your colorized player name by entering
your player name with color codes     
Colorized result:

results may not be exactly what you see in game, but pretty close.
Extended color codes also supported.

Links to great Enemy Territory guides, tips and tricks:
Chruker ET Guide
UJE Clan Tutorial

SERVERS:       =K9C= NQ Dog Pound [ ( ]
BigDogD's Jaymod Funmaps [ ]

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