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New players guide by Strike
« on: November 09, 2013, 03:47:28 pm »

Client installation

Full Client (Includes everything you need to play)

1. Download Full Client, unzip folder and move it into location where you have access rights, for example:

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C:\Users\USERNAME\FOnline Reloaded
OR
C:\FOnline Reloaded

2. Before you start to play game, use FOConfig.exe to set resolution and other settings.

Compact Client (MASTER.dat and CRITTER.dat files required to play)

1. Download Compact Client, unzip folder and move it into location where you have access rights, for example:

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C:\Users\USERNAME\FOnline Reloaded
OR
C:\FOnline Reloaded

2. Copy MASTER.dat and CRITTER.dat from Fallout 2 CD and paste them into FOnline Reloaded folder.

3. Open FO2238Config.exe, choose "DataFiles" and show manually where MASTER.dat and CRITTER.dat are located.

4. Before you start to play game, use FOConfig.exe to set resolution and other settings.

Music

1. Copy "music" folder from Fallout 2 CD and paste it into:

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FOnline Reloaded\data
Additional key bindings

1. Open FO2238Config.exe, and go to "Bindings"

2. Press "Add" to add new key binding, select key binding and press "Remove" to remove key binding.

3. Select type of the key binding from the list (Aim, Reload, Fog of War, Use Items)

4. Select what keys you have to press, in order to activate key binding (Ctrl/Alt/Shift + Number/Letter)

5. Press "OK" to save key binding.

Modifications

1. Get modification from: "Tools and Modifications"

2. Move modification package (.zip format) into:

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FOnline Reloaded\data
3. Open DataFiles2238.cfg with text editor and add lines under fallout.dat for each modification:

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fallout.dat
data\NameHere.zip

4. Save document and start game.

Screenshot format

1. Open FOnline2238.cfg with text editor and add next line under [2238] section:

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ScreenshotName=%SECOND%.png

2. Save document and start game.

NameColorizing

http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=NameColorizing

How to get a tent?

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A tent is a small personal hideout that you can create in almost any random encounter map in the wasteland. Items stored inside the tent are safe, as long as you don't bring any other player there, which makes it a must have for any character who has no other way to store items safely.

How to Acquire a Tent:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=A_Tent_in_the_Wasteland


How to follow players?

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Left click and hold button on the player you want to follow, then choose this icon:



Arrow will appear above player, in game terms that player is "tagged" by you:



Text will appear, choose "follow" option to continue worldmap with player:




FAQ

Rules:
Game rules and Forum rules

Wiki is the best place to find information:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Advice for beginners:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Advice_for_beginners

Hotkeys:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Shortcuts

Commands:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Commands

Explore

Find many interesting places in the wasteland:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=The_World

Quests and jobs

Quests:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Quests

Jobs:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Jobs

Easy quests:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Easy_quests

Tips for experience and caps

1. Sell your items for bartenders in towns (NCR, Vault City, The Den..)

2. With enough lockpick skill you can open footlockers in urban encounters and find some items.

3. Animals (Molerats, Dogs, Geckos..) are easy experience when you start playing. After you gain few levels and you have some good weapon, you should go kill some humans (Raiders, Trappers, Powder Gangers..) for better experience and some basic items.

4. Complete some quests or jobs for experience and caps.

Faction

Looking for faction?
http://forum.fonline-reloaded.net/index.php?board=9.0

Links

Nitue.net (FCP, FOnline Character Planner and FEF, FOnline Encounter Finder)
http://nitue.net/

FOnline IRC channel (Web based IRC chat, choose name and join to the channel)
http://chat.forestnet.org/?channels=reloaded

Donations

Donate, right now!
http://forum.fonline-reloaded.net/index.php?topic=390.0

Client troubleshooting

Windows

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Client crashes, loading screen stuck or errors during startup?

1. Make sure that your client is downloaded from here:
http://forum.fonline-reloaded.net/index.php?topic=1.0

2. Make sure that your computer is up to date with Windows Update or Microsoft Update!

3. Make sure you have installed DirectX and latest graphics driver for Windows.

DirectX -> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Nvidia -> http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
ATI/AMD -> http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
Intel -> https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx

Windows XP/2000 Driver Archive for older Nvidia graphics -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html

4. Run Updater.exe to get latest files.

5. Delete all files from cache folder and fonline.log from main folder, then restart client.

6. Open FOnline.cfg with text editor and make sure that your client connect to right server:

RemoteHost= 91.121.18.168
RemotePort= 2238

OR

RemoteHost= play.fonline-reloaded.net
RemotePort= 2238

7. Right click on the FOnline.exe, select "Run as administrator"

8. Use FOnlineGL.exe, if your client crash during encounters with 3D critters.

Connection problems?

1. Test your network connection with Speedtest:
http://www.speedtest.net/

2. Check server status:



3. Reboot your modem and/or router, and try connect to server.

4. Make sure that your firewall and/or antivirus is not blocking the client!

How to contact GM (Game Master) ingame?

1. Type this text to ingame chat and press enter:

+requesthelp I have problem


Linux

Spoiler: show

Client crashes, loading screen stuck or errors during startup?

1. Make sure that your client is downloaded from here:
http://forum.fonline-reloaded.net/index.php?topic=1.0

2. Make sure that your computer is up to date with Update Manager!

3. Make sure you have installed Wine and latest graphics driver for Linux.

Wine -> https://www.winehq.org/download/
Wine Staging -> https://github.com/wine-compholio/wine-staging/wiki/Installation

Nvidia -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
ATI/AMD -> http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
Intel -> https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads

4. Run Updater.exe to get latest files.

5. Delete all files from cache folder and fonline.log from main folder, then restart client.

6. Open FOnline.cfg with text editor and make sure that your client connect to right server:

RemoteHost= 91.121.18.168
RemotePort= 2238

OR

RemoteHost= play.fonline-reloaded.net
RemotePort= 2238

7. Use FOnlineGL.exe, if your client crash during encounters with 3D critters.

3D troubleshooting for Linux by Mona

Something for the Linux section, troubleshooting.
I use Gentoo. Somehow FonlineGL is extremely slow and gives bad picture so I play via Wine. It's just perfect but when I encounter 3D critters, the game crashes every time. I have all the drivers installed.
To solve this:

 1. Make sure you have 3D acceleration:

glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on i915 (chipset: 945GM)

2. Have DirectX installed:

winetricks d3dx9_36

Make sure you have this version, others most likely will not work.

Connection problems?

1. Test your network connection with Speedtest:
http://www.speedtest.net/

2. Check server status:



3. Reboot your modem and/or router, and try connect to server.

4. Make sure that your firewall and/or antivirus is not blocking the client!

How to contact GM (Game Master) ingame?

1. Type this text to ingame chat and press enter:

+requesthelp I have problem


OS X



FOnline.cfg

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[Game Options]
Language= engl
WinNotify= False
SoundNotify= False
InvertMessBox= False
Logging= True
LoggingTime= False
FixedFPS= 60
ScrollDelay= 4
ScrollStep= 32
TextDelay= 3000
LangChange= 0
AlwaysRun= True
RemoteHost= 91.121.18.168
RemotePort= 2238
ProxyType=
ProxyHost=
ProxyPort=
ProxyUser=
ProxyPass=
ScreenWidth= 1024
ScreenHeight= 768
Light= 20
FlushValue= 100
BaseTexture= 256
FullScreen= False
VSync= False
AlwaysOnTop= False
Animation3dSmoothTime= 0
Animation3dFPS= 0
MusicVolume= 42
SoundVolume= 43
DefaultCombatMode= 2
IndicatorType= 1
CombatMessagesType= 1
DamageHitDelay= 0
Multisampling= 0
« Last Edit: February 29, 2016, 10:11:55 pm by Bobblehead »

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 04:02:04 pm »
Very nice layout. That is all good advice and direction for new players.

Minor correction: "4. If you have some rare times to sell, use forums." (should be rare "items")

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 04:03:50 pm »
Very nice layout. That is all good advice and direction for new players.

Minor correction: "4. If you have some rare times to sell, use forums." (should be rare "items")
Yup, just saw that myself too :)
Thanks for reporting.

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 10:11:39 pm »
Why 6 luck?

all my builds have 1 (except my sniper)

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 10:41:17 pm »
Why 6 luck?

all my builds have 1 (except my sniper)
I see luck pretty important, I know that most of builds can survive with LK1 but I just want to make sure that there is less crit fails.

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 10:42:49 pm »
I see luck pretty important, I know that most of builds can survive with LK1 but I just want to make sure that there is less crit fails.
I hardly crit fail (almost never)


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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 10:52:05 pm »
I hardly crit fail (almost never)
What kind weapons you use? And does you just use crafted weapons with 100% condition?

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 01:11:41 am »
This is good guild, Thank you Strike for making it.

4 LK / 6LK is perfect for starter alts
My first alt in old 2238 was one of luck and i can not begin to say how menny times i was hit in the head by a laser mutant from unity and bypassed for 200dmg
1LK = 50/50% chance to be bypassed on any part of body
Each 1+ to LK gives you a 5% higher chance of avoiding this issue

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 11:09:14 am »
good job

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 03:49:07 pm »
Something for the Linux section, troubleshooting.
I use Gentoo. Somehow FonlineGL is extremely slow and gives bad picture so I play via Wine. It's just perfect but when I encounter 3D critters, the game crashes every time. I have all the drivers installed.
To solve this:

 1. Make sure you have 3D acceleration:
Code: [Select]
glxinfo  |grep render
direct rendering: Yes
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on i915 (chipset: 945GM)

2. Have DirectX installed:
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winetricks d3dx9_36Make sure you have this version, others most likely will not work.

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 11:22:35 am »
I would suggest adding how to specify additional key bindings via fo2238config since most new players don't even look at that part.
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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 09:54:36 pm »
Tried to play with the full client, but got this message: "The program can't start because d3dx9_42.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix it." Should I use the compact client instead? I own the game.

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 10:00:18 pm »
Tried to play with the full client, but got this message: "The program can't start because d3dx9_42.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix it." Should I use the compact client instead? I own the game.

You should download DirectX http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35, install it and try again.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2014, 10:02:00 pm by Strike »

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 10:16:25 pm »

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Re: New players guide by Strike
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 08:32:23 pm »
Okay so I got the game today and I quickly skimmed over this so it might of went over this, but when it asks me for my Username and Password to play FOnline I do so and I made sure of it
then I press play and on the bottom left it says Username or password is wrong try again so I do and I make sure it's the right password and everything and it happens again? what do I do please help