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Soldat is a unique side-view multiplayer action game for Windows

Soldat description
Multiplayer game action side-view 2d Liero Quake Worms Counter-Strike LAN

Soldat is a unique side-view multiplayer action game. It takes the best from games like Liero, Worms, Quake and Counter-Strike and gives you fast action gameplay with tons of blood and flesh.

Soldiers fight against each other on 2D battle arenas using a deadly military arsenal.
Here are some key features of "Soldat":

· Game environment based on real physics rules
· Over 18 weapons available: guns like MP5, Ak-74, M79, M249 Minimi, Barret M82A1, XM214 Minigun
· Multiplayer network game over the Internet or LAN
· Intelligent bots
7 game modes:
· Deathmatch
· Pointmatch
· Teammatch
· Rambomatch
· Capture the Flag
· Infiltration
· Hold the Flag
· 42 different maps
· Editors: Soldat Map Maker and Interface Maker
· Lobby server and dedicated server for Windows and Linux
· Large community creating mods, maps and tools


    Soldat is a unique side-view multiplayer action game. It takes the best from games like Liero, Worms, Quake and Counter-Strike and gives you fast action gameplay with tons of blood and flesh. Soldiers fight against each other on 2D battle arenas using a deadly military arsenal.



Minimum requirements:
- A PC, a keyboard, a mouse, a brain
- 333mhz processor
- Video accelerator that can run Direct3D
- Graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.1
- 32 MB RAM
- Some free MB on disk
- Sound card
- Network card or modem
- Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
- Microsoft DirectX 8.1


:---===THE STORY

    It's Quake style:
A couple of guys decided to kill each other and you can be one of them.




The easiest way to start a game:
- Select a map from the MAPS listbox on the right
- Select some bots from the BOTS checklistbox on the far right or some random bots from the RANDOM BOTS field
- Click the START GAME button


 If you want to play with other people, you have to decide how first:

a) You start a game and others join you

    Click on the OPTIONS menu. In the NETWORK options select connection type (Connection - LAN /Internet). Set the online players limit (Max Players - should be small if you have a slow internet connection). The game can be registered in the lobby server in internet games (REGISTER IN LOBBY SERVERS), so other players can find your game in the JOIN GAME servers search. Now select a game mode, some maps from the list and press START GAME in the first menu. If your game has been successfully registered in the lobby server you will get a message in the game.

b) You join a game

    Click on the JOIN GAME menu. If you know the IP address of the server you want to join then type it in the REMOTE HOST IP field. If you want to search for active servers in the internet or LAN, click REQUEST SERVERS. Double click or select a game from the list with the lowest PING time and with players on, then press JOIN GAME.



[A] - run left
[D] - run right
[W] - jump
[S ] - crouch
[Left Mouse Button] - fire
[Right Mouse Button] - fly
[E] - hold down or release after a while to throw grenade
[F] - throwaway current weapon
[X] - go prone position
[Q] - change weapon to secondary
[R] - reload weapon
[T] - chat
[Tab] - activate/deactivate weapons menu while waiting for respawn

The above keys can be changed in the PLAYER options.

Flag throwing - Hold jump key + crouch key (default W+S)
Backflip - Jump backwards and press the fly button

[/] - enter command
[F1] - players list with scores
[F2] - minimap on/off / [ALT + F2] - show/hide sniper line
[F3] - statistics (FPS, ping, network bandwith) / [ALT + F3] - hide player names
[F4] - take screenshot (saves it to Soldat\Screens)
[F5] - stops/plays music
[F6] - previous music track
[F7] - next music track
[F8] - record/stop demo / fast forward while playing demo
[F9] - minimize the game
[F10] - pause game
[ALT] - + a,b,c... or 1,2,3...0 keys - chat taunts or commands
[ESC] - stops the game and shows the game menu



:---===GAME MODES:

1. Deathmatch
    Everybody fights against each other. The one who kills the most wins.
Recommended Respawn Time: 3-6 seconds.

2. Pointmatch
    The same as Deathmatch but here you fight for points. There is a yellow flag on the map, when you carry it you double your points for kill. You can also get points for multikills. For killing 2 guys in a row you get double points, when you kill 3 you get 4 times more points. If you carry the flag and kill 6 guys in a row you can get 64 points!
Recommended Respawn Time: 3-6 seconds.

3. Rambomatch
    Rambo - First Blood style. On the map there's John Rambo's Bow. The one who takes it gains super powers and can regenerate health. The rest of the players hunt him for the bow because only Rambo gets points for kill.
Recommended Respawn Time: 6-10 seconds.

4. Teammatch
    There can be 4 teams on the map (Alpha Team, Bravo Team, Charlie Team, Delta Team) that fight against each other. The team that gets the highest score (sum of all kills) wins.

5. Capture the Flag
    A competition for two teams (Alpha Team & Bravo Team). To score you have to steal the opponents team flag and bring to your base with your flag.

6. Infiltration

     There are two teams (Alpha Team and Beta Team). The blue team has a base with a black flag, that they must defend. The goal of the red team is to steal the black flag and bring it to the white flag (usually near the reds spawn place). Recommended Realistic Mode.

7. Hold the flag

     Two teams (Alpha Team and Beta Team) fight over the yellow flag. The team that holds the flag gets points every couple of seconds.




Standard options available in the OPTIONS menu:



Respawn Time:
Normal Respawn -
Time, in seconds, that you remain dead until your next respawn.
Used in Deathmatch, Pointmatch and Rambomatch.
Maximum Time in Team Games -
In team games (Teammatch, Capture the Flag, Infiltration) the respawn system is called Wave Respawn.
During the game there is set a global respawn timer for all players. It's cycle depends on the number
of players in the game. When it goes to zero everybody that have been killed before - respawn and the timer
starts again. For example: When there is 20 players (10 in each team) the timer will reach zero every 40 seconds.
Every 40 seconds everone that died in that time will respawn. Maximum Time in Team Games is used so that this
time isn't too long, it shortens it to the value you set.
Option to turn off bonuses.
Frequency -
Frequency of special bonuses appearing. 0 - never... 5 - lots.
Option to turn off weapons.
Maximum Grenades:
The maximum amount of grenades you can carry. It is also the number of grenades you pick-up in the
boxes. On respawn you get half of this amount.
Friendly Fire -
If checked you can kill your teammates. Not recommended in internet games.
Bullet Time
When all players are nearby (on one screen) and someone is killed the game goes into bullet time mode which is a cinematic slow motion effect.
Mouse Sensitivity -
The sensitivity of mouse cursor movement.


Connection -
The type of network game you want to play (LAN/Internet).
Maximum Players -
Maximum number of players that can join your server.
Register in Lobby Servers -
When you start a server it can register in lobby servers so people can find it in the JOIN GAME servers browser.
Game Name -
The name of your game server. It will be shown in the servers search.
Game Password -
Your game servers password. Only players that know it can join.
Balance Teams -
Players that join server will be forced to join the team with less players. Works in CTF and Infiltration.


Interface Style -
You can change the style of the game interface. Interface Style changes the graphics, cursor, position of statistics and more.
Player Indicator -
If is on you will see a little arrow above your player, so you know which one is yours.
Sniper Line -
Draws a line between the player and the cursor which helps aiming on far distances.


Difficulty -
Affects bots accuracy and behaviour.
Chat -
If on the bots talk from time to time.


Sound Volume -
The sound volume in percents. Also affects the MP3 player volume.
Music Volume -
The volume of the Game Music in percents.
Explosion Effect -
The effect that happens when something explodes near your player (you become deaf for a few seconds and hear a whistle sound).
Distant Battle -
Turns on/off distant battle sounds.
Game Music -
Original game music that can be played during the game.
MP3 Music -
A list of MP3 files that will be played during the game. Soldat uses M3U lists which can be created manually or with an mp3 player like Winamp. You need to put the playlists in the Soldat MP3 folder (ex. c:\soldat\mp3).

In the Start Game options:

Kill Limit, Point Limit -
When a players Kills or Points reach this number the round ends. In Teammatch the team score must reach it.
Capture Limit -
Flag captures limit in Capture the Flag mode.
Time Limit -
Amount of time that the round is played in minutes.
Survival Mode -
There is no respawning in this mode. After a player is killed he has to wait until there is one man standing or one alive team and then the round ends and everybody respawns again.
Realistic Mode -
This mode is for advanced players.
- Players have low health
- Falling damage
- You see only what your player sees. If someone is behind a wall you won't see him.
- Weapons have recoil. After a shot your cursor goes up
(To prevent this you should fire single shots or short bursts).
- No special bonuses.
Loop -
Loops the map list. If not checked the game ends after the maps are finished.
Random Bots -
The number of random bots that will play the game.
In team games this option is next to the team name.


In the Soldat Setup options:

- Graphics

Fullscreen - if on the game runs in fullscreen mode. Some problems can be solved in window-mode.
Dithering - useful in 16-bit color mode. It smooths the colors so they look like 32-bit.
Antialiasing - it smooths the whole game. Available only on video cards that support it (like GeForce).
Bitrate - color mode. 32-bit is better, but not all cards are compatible with it (like Voodoo).
Refresh Rate - the rate of monitors refresh.
Video Adapters - available video adapters.

- Sound

Sound Quality - sound output quality.
Sound Output Type - available sound devices.
Sound Driver List - availale sound drivers.

- Performance

Particles on screen - amount of extra elements like: blood, smoke, gun shells, dust.
Bot Seeing Quality - the quality of the bots eye. Affects the games performance.
Render Bullet Trails - renders long bullet trails.
Render Weather Effects - renders snow, sand or rain.
Render Smooth Polygons - renders nice smooth polygon edges.
Show Death Console - show the kills console in the upper-right corner.
File logging - turns on/off file logging (console logs and kill logs).
Auto record- The game automaticly records the last minute (configurable in soldat.ini) of the gameplay (in demos/autodemo.sdm). The recording can be saved at any time by pressing F8 (saved in another file demos/autodemoX.sdm). Press F8 twice while autorecording and you can record a normal demo.

- Network

Game port - the server's port that players will join.
Internet connection speed - the speed of your internet connection.
Max Ping - the maximum ping time that players can have on your server.
Servers greetings message - the message that is displayed for people that join your server.
Never forward clients - if you have a firewall with open ports check this, so that clients don't have to override the firewall through the lobby server.
Register server with All-Seeing Eye - the server registers in All-Seeing Eye.
Server Link - a link that will be displayed on the lobby servers web page. It can be the servers www page or admins e-mail.

- More

Video Compatibility - use only in emergency.
Force Software - runs the game without hardware video acceleration.
Blank Screen while bonus fix (old ATI cards) - fixes the problem with the blank screen if you take Berserker for example.
Texture Filters - change if you're bored.
Backbuffer Count - change if you're really bored.
Languages - Change - allow to change the language of the text in Soldat (language files are placed in the Soldat\Txt\Languages folder)


Non-standard options are available in the SOLDAT.INI file.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2011, 01:48:45 PM by Software Santa »


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