This page is dedicated to the new players that decide to join us playing Ground Control, here you’ll find all the required things to play with us.
Alright, so lets start at the beginning, you don’t need to be worried with paying anything, the official game is FREE for download, and also the program that we use to play.
1. The basics
To join us you will need two things:
- Ground Control
Once you get there click over where it says “Download Now”
In case you have problems downloading from Fileplanet try this mirror
- Last mod
Due to popular demand we are currently modding the game to balance factions.
It will also add the Joxer’s basic pack of multiplayer maps
You’ll find a list of changes here
To install it just download the file and overwrite the data2.sdf in your GC\data folder
Download it and create an account.
OK, now you have the tools to join us, but let’s go back a little so you can understand why we use an extra program(GAMERANGER) to play this game. Ground Control is a very old game, released since the year 1999, and since that year a lot of things have changed as you can imagine. The server provider for the Ground Control Multiplayer got shut down not allowing us to play, that is why we use GameRanger, it allows us to host games by using the LAN protocols therefore we have no need to use the original multiplayer, in other words it’s like having a LAN but that lan is online giving you the chance to play with everyone you want outside the LAN. 🙂
Another important thing is that we are few players at the moment and we have jobs, family, friends to attend to, so we have agreed on an hour and days to meet which is at 10pm GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time zone or if you prefer United Kingdom and Portugal Timezone) on Fridays and also the rest of the weekend, anyhow we still have games during the week, though on Fridays is the time most of us join up.
Don’t hesitate to log into GameRanger during normal weekdays, sometimes there is people that host matches, so if you can’t make it during the Fridays or Weekends, do log when you can!
2. Tips and tricks, Unit descriptions, Maps, etc..
After the basics you can already play with us, nevertheless there are more things that need your attention:
We try to be a dynamic community and some players contribute with making new multiplayer maps for us to play online, during matches all must have the latest map packs in order to play, else we play the usual standard maps that came with the game.
In the GC maps page you have information on how to install the maps and also the links to download them. (lately new maps are released weekly so changes take place frequently). Besides this information there is also a link for map a making tutorial and the map editor download(GenEd).
You probably also want to check these sections:
Stay with us!
The Vets Team.