Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
|Developer(s)|| Splash Damage|
|Engine||id Tech 3|
|First release date||May 29, 2003|
|Beyond Castle Wolfenstein||1984|
|Spear of Destiny||1992|
|Return to Castle Wolfenstein||2001|
|Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory||2003|
|Wolfenstein: The New Order||2013|
- Splash Damage Forum - closest to an official forum for the game, and is very active and helpful for newcomers.
- Crossfire is a community site for the competitive community.
- Splatterladder is a web-based server browser and community site for the public communities.
 How to get ET
- Official Splash Damage site only has mirrored download links.
- Enemy Territory Ultimate Installer simplifies the installation of the game. While the official download requires you to download the full game and then apply two different patches, ETUI bundles them all to a one installer that includes the most popular mods and unofficial maps. Recommended for new players.
To edit your configuration, you can either use the options provided by the user interface in-game, or edit your config files outside the game.
While using the in-game options is much easier, there are many options that cannot be fully edited through the user interface. For example, due to the age of the game, widescreen resolutions have to be set through the in-game console or the config files.
 Configuration files
ET saves its settings in the
etconfig.cfg file which is located:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Enemy Territory\etmain\profiles\profilename\
This file can be overridden, and it is advisable to do so. To do so, copy the file to your etmain folder (etpro folder if running etpro) and rename it to
autoexec.cfg. ET will automatically look for this file in the etmain/etpro folder and execute it when starting up the game. To modify your config file, either edit the pre-existing console-variables (cvars) within the file or add a new line and enter a cvar and its value.
- Example: set cg_drawfps 1 (enables the fps counter)
- r_mode "value"
- This command sets the screen resolution according to one of the values in the modelist.
- r_customwidth "width" & r_customheight "height"
- In case r_mode is set to -1, these set the custom resolution. Note: With r_mode set as -1, ET allows for widescreen resolutions.
 Quick high quality config
Copy and paste to your config file
set r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR" //texture filtering, NEAREST for pixelated, LINEAR for smooth set r_picmip "0" //texture detail level, 0 = best 3 = worst set r_fastsky "0" //draw the sky like the map developer intended set r_drawSun "1" //draw the sun set r_foliage "1" //draw the grass (usually found as cheat protected, making it server-side) set r_lodbias "0" //geometric detail level, 0 = best, 2 = worst set cg_atmosphericeffects "1" //enables rain and snow in maps that feature them set cg_shadows "1" //enables player shadows set cg_marks "1" //enables marks on surfaces made by projectiles or explosions set r_dynamiclight "1" set r_flares "1" set r_mode "-1" set r_customwidth "your_screen_width_here" set r_customheight "your_screen_height_here"
 Quick high FPS config
Copy and paste to your config file
set r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST" //texture filtering, NEAREST for pixelated, LINEAR for smooth set r_picmip "2" //texture detail level, 0 = best 2, = worst set r_fastsky "1" //draw a black sky without any texture set r_drawSun "0" //don't draw the sun set r_foliage "0" //don't draw the grass set r_lodbias "2" //geometric detail level, 0 = best, 2 = worst set cg_atmosphericeffects "0" //disables rain and snow in maps that feature them set cg_shadows "0" //disables player shadows set cg_marks "0" //disables marks on surfaces made by projectiles or explosions set r_dynamiclight "0" set r_flares "0" set r_mode "-1" set r_customwidth "your_screen_width_here" set r_customheight "your_screen_height_here"
 Console Variables
The in-game console can be brought up with the tilde (~) key. For some keyboard mappings, it's the section sign (§) key. In order to enter commands or variables to the console in-game, you must enter the slash character (/) before every command. While in the game menu (not connected to a server), the slash key is not required.
- Reloads the map and restarts the graphics renderer. Some changes, such as resolution change, requires the graphic renderer to restart.
- connect "serverip"
- Connect to a server ip through the console. For passworded servers, add ;password "password".
- Example: connect 127.0.0.1;password foobar
- bind "key" "action"
- Maps a key to an action. For example, bind mouse1 +attack makes the player shoot when clicking the left mouse button.
- unbind "key"
- Unmaps a key. For example, 'unbind mouse1' makes the player do nothing when clicking the left mouse button.
- Shut down the game
You can define your own variables to perform certain actions and multiple actions at once. Here is an example of a script which changes your class and cycles through that class's weapons without having to open the Limbo menu.
bind F5 "vstr class_engy" // Engineer bind F6 "vstr class_med" // Medic bind F7 "vstr class_fo" // Field Ops bind F8 "vstr class_sold" // Soldier bind F9 "vstr class_cov" // Covert Ops seta class_fo "class f 1; play sound/chat/axis/64a; echo ^7Field Ops - SMG" seta class_med "class m 1; play sound/chat/axis/62a; echo ^7Medic - SMG" seta class_engy "vstr engy_smg" seta engy_smg "class e 1; play sound/chat/axis/63a; echo ^7Engineer - SMG; seta class_engy vstr engy_ns" seta engy_ns "class e 2; echo ^7Engineer - Rifle; seta class_engy vstr engy_smg" seta class_sold "vstr sold_panz" seta sold_panz "class s 4; play sound/chat/axis/61a; echo ^7Soldier - Panzer; seta class_sold vstr sold_mg" seta sold_mg "class s 2; echo ^7Soldier - Machine Gun; seta class_sold vstr sold_mort" seta sold_mort "class s 5; echo ^7Soldier - Mortar; seta class_sold vstr sold_panz" seta class_cov "vstr cov_sniper" seta cov_sniper "class c 3; play sound/chat/axis/65a; echo ^7Covert Ops - Sniper; seta class_cov vstr cov_sten" seta cov_sten "class c 1; echo ^7Covert Ops - Sten; seta class_cov vstr cov_sniper"
 Issues and Fixes
 ET crashes upon connecting to a server
If you're running Mumble, make sure the overlay option is disabled in the configuration.
 Server has maps you don't have, but you can't download them.
Enter cl_allowdownload 1;vid_restart;reconnect to the console.
- If this doesn't help, google the missing .pk3 files (maps) and download them to your Enemy Territory/etmain folder.
 Kicked for excess flood
You have been spamming the chat. Just reconnect, and you'll be fine.
 This server is for low pings only
If a server has sv_maxPing setting set low enough, you may sometimes be kicked upon connecting. Try to reconnect, you usually get through.
 Invalid Pb key and other Punkbuster problems
Evenbalance stopped supporting Punkbuster for ET in October 2011. Thus, new etkeys will not be generated by the game itself, and new players may find they cannot connect to servers running Punkbuster due to this. There is an unofficial solution at etkey.org. They offer an installer that will install the most recent Punkbuster version and generate a new etkey for you. However, keep in mind the installer is in no way supported by any official entity, and therefore should be regarded with healthy skepticism.
- To minimize the game
-  Press right ctrl+right shift+esc  Right-click Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory in the Applications tab and click Minimize.
- There are some tools for easier minimizing available that can be found by googling "enemy territory minimizer".
- Run a mod straight from the executable
-  Right-click ET.exe and select Create shortcut  Right-click the shortcut and select Properties  To the end of the Target field, add +set fs_game your_chosen_mod_here
- Example target field in the shortcut when running ETPro mod:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Enemy Territory\ET.exe +set fs_game etpro
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)|
|Processor (CPU)||600 MHz||600 MHz|
|System memory (RAM)||128 MB||128 MB|
|Video card (GPU)||32 MB OpenGL compatible graphics card||32 MB OpenGL compatible graphics card|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|
This file is a pre-installed version of Enemy Territory for Linux players created by Psykorgasm from the official Splash Damage forums.
- Includes final version of PunkBuster
- Requires an etkey.
- If you already have a version of ET installed on your system, remove that before proceeding with this one.