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Rogue Spear FAQ

Can RS or UO run in a window, rather than full screen?
How can I put my face into Rogue Spear?
How can I unlock the missions?
How can I resolve mouse trails in the menus?
Where can I find drivers for new Geforce cards?
How do I improve framerate, and lose a choppy intro?
Where have the Voodoo Drivers gone?
Where are all my settings stored?
Where can I play Rainbow games on-line?
Can I play with a firewall active?
How do I make my own weapons?
How do I make my own Reticules?
How do I make my own missions with the Mission Editor?
I don't understand all the set-up options
How do I create my own Armpatches?
How do I play by IP connection?
I get a mousewheel fault when trying to remap they keys in RS
How do I get in-game speech on Multi-player?
My PC stalls with a black screen when I attempt to join an Multi-player game
I have sound problems
Can I install RS on Windows 2000?


Q Can RS or UO run in a window, rather then full screen?
A There is no supported method of doing this, but you can edit the registry to achieve RS in a Window. NOTE that you should not edit the Registry unless you know what you are doing - you can severely affect your system by playing around with the Registry. Backup your Registry before making any alterations.

Each time you want to toggle between windowed and full screen mode, you have to always go to windows registry to edit a value (and restart RS). But if you don't mind playing long time in windowed mode, here's step by step instructions:

1. Pick Start -> Run
2. Type 'regedit' to the appearing box & click OK.
3. Browse to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Red Storm Entertainment\Rogue
Spear in appearing window.
4. Look for key named 'FullScreen' (should have TRUE as value) and
double-click it to edit.
5. Change value data from 'TRUE' to 'FALSE' and click OK.
6. Exit Registry Editor and launch RS...it will launch in a window. :o)

There's a small possibility that this causes the system to crash, but this really shouldn't happen on most machines. To restore RS to full screen mode, follow the steps 1-4 exactly, but on step 5, just restore the value to TRUE.


Q How can I put my face into Rogue Spear?
A Check out this report by SOTO Mac

Q How can I unlock the missions?
A Check out these files to unlock missions in UO, RS and COE

Q How can I resolve mouse trails in the menus?
A

Try turning of antialaising on geforce2 mx cards to cure mouse trails & screen overlaps


Q Where can I find drivers for new Geforce cards?
A Try Game Guru

Q How do I improve framerate, and lose a choppy intro?
A If you've got a Voodoo 5 5500 and notice low framerates with no apparent reason, try setting Anti-Aliasing to 'Single Chip Only'.

Q Where have the Voodoo Drivers gone?
A Early in 2001 3dfx were bought out by nVidia, and the 3dfx site was taken down. If you are looking for a particular Voodoo driver please try the following sites. At this time the 3dfx site is in a state of disrepair, but there is a page of driver links.

Windrivers | 3dfx | Voodoo Files


Q Where are all my settings stored?
A When RS is uninstalled from your system the uninstall routine leaves certain files intact. This is so if you reinstall RS you will not have to re-map your keys or any other customised settings. However if you do a complete removal of all folders these are the files you may wish to backup first;

Rommel.kmp [keymaps]
the data\save folder [saved games]
the data\plan folder [if you use custom plans]
boundkey.txt [multiplayer bound keys]
data\armpatch [custom multiplayer armpatch]
userkit#.txt [custom kits]
Credit : Mekhazzio


Q Where can I play Rainbow games on-line?
A

There a number of sites that offer multiplayer games for every title in the Rainbow Six series, they are all free to sign up and usually involve a small download to get you started.


Q Can I play with a firewall active?
A Yes you can play, and even Host with a firewall active. In Rogue Spear select Options then click on the Multiplayer tab. Tick the Firewall box, and you should be able to play on-line with the firewall still active. If you need a Firewall you can find an excellent free firewall at www.zonelabs.com With Zonealarm even though you have the lock on you can tell the program which applications to allow data back and forth on the internet such as RS. It then locks out all other unauthorised entry such as port scanning or back orifice attempts. The actual ports that should be left open are 2346-2348.

Q How do I make my own weapons?
A Use the RSEditor, read our Field Report.

Q How do I make my own Reticules?
A Read our Field Report

Q How do I make my own missions with the Mission Editor?
A

Redstorm supply, but do not provide support for, Mission Editors. These allow users to create their own RS Missions. PlanetRainbowSix also have a Tutorial

Also check @war for tutorials in their database.


Q I don't understand all the set-up options
A Rogue Spear allows many options to be switched off to improve gameplay on slower machines. However the effect of each of these options is left to the imagination as it is not documented. You can find comparison images at our report and further explanation can be found here

Q How do I create my own Armpatches?
A Armpatches are in RSB format - in order for your paint package to read and write in RSB you will need the plug in off your RS CD. Once you have the plug in you can create a 32x32 pixel patch and save it into you armpatch folder in the correct RSB format. If you do not have a software package compatible with the plug in you can get a free convertor here. To use your new patch go to multiplayer options. A step by step guide can be found here. Jester's Armpatches are here.

Q How do I play by IP connection?
A Playing by IP is easy. If you are hosting the game you will need to know your IP number. If you are joining a game, you will need the host to tell you what his IP number is. The other number you need is the Port number, which is 2346. With these two numbers simply launch RS, select Multi-player from the menu, then select either Join or Create. Enter your two numbers, and away you go!

Q I get a mousewheel fault when trying to remap they keys in RS
A This happens with out-of-date Logitech drivers. There is a gamers patch that is supposed to correct this fault, but there are reports that Logitechs Patch does not work. Update Here The best solution if that fails is to disable you mouse drivers from the system tray, remap your keys, then enable the mouse again my selecting mouse from the system control panel

Q How do I get in-game speech on Multi-player?
A There are 2 third party products. Try Roger Wilco or Microsoft Game Voice.
Roger Wilco is now officially a GameSpy product and even has a Mac version. MS Game Voice has a free chat download called Game Voice Share.

Q I get a black screen when I attempt to join an Multi-player game
A Firstly check that your armpatch setting matches that of the server/host PC. If that doesn't help you will need to check TCP/IP settings.

Q I have sound problems
A This are usually easily resolved by updating your soundcard drivers from the manufacturer's website and then updating to DirectX latest version. You should also use the configure Rogue Spear program to select the sound card installed in your system.

Q Can I install RS on Windows 2000
A RS Version 2.05 should install correctly to Win2000. However it is not supported by Red Storm; Win2000 is a business operating system, however it is possible to play RS on Win2000. If you have problems make sure and install Win2K Service Pack 1

Make sure you have all the right drivers:
Direct X8.0 for Win2000
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=27742

Win 2K TNT2 32mb video card drivers at
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=windows2000

Win2000 service pack 1or 2
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/-servicepacks/default.asp

Most important make sure your games are patched to the latest version.

 

 


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