Newbies Guide to the ESF Forums

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[align=center]> NEW TO FORUMS? READ THIS! <[/align]

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Alright I've decided too make all the stickies into 1 big thread all credit will go too where credit is due don't worry.
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Want to get banned ?
Here is a list of some quick fire ways of getting your IP address and or whole ISP banned from the ESF forums and/or game

- spamming the forums
- abuse in ANY FORM, FASHION OR APPROACH! This includes via Private Messages, threads, emails etc.
- discrimination NO RACISM IS TOLLERATED IN ANY WAY. Name calling, sarcastic jokes and other hanus behavious is tolllerated, within mature moderation
- asking to be given future releases (the beta etc) or be made a moderator/admin/op etc
- flaming ANYONE, including newbies, moderators, admins and normal forum goers. Keep it clean and we'll keep it fun
- posting of or referencing to illegal material. This includes porn, hentai, warez, ftps, leech sites, fserves, cracks, patches, mods, chips etc
- swearing is not tollerated, and while we do our best to edit it out, it can appear when people space their words out (l i k e t h i s). We will warn, and ban for such occurances
- excessive and or hanus sigs - keep them clean, and healthy - also as small as possible where relevant.

Follow these and your fine. Abuse or break them and prepare to feel the wrath of Cucatoth the old one.
Thanks iG for this wonderful info.

For all you wonderful people that don't like alpha's character choices you can get a wonderful SSJ Script.
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Ssj Script 6.0
You can now get the ssj script on rsm. Follow the link and then download it.

http://www.redsaiyan.net/filedb/paf...ion=file&id=146
Thanks Hsu for this wonderful information.
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Everyone should know that you cannot go Super Saiyain or Transform in Alpha 2.0. Please wait till beta is release to do so. Also on that note please do not ASK when beta is coming out the response you would get would be "When its done and ready for release"
Thanks Sonic834 for this information.
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For all of you users who wish too have a sig picture get hosted check out www.yoursighost.com. Also too add a signature picture to the bottom of you're scream you need to type this in you're details
"to add it in your posts: goto
'user cp' -> 'Edit Profile' -> 'Signature'.
in signature, type the following code:
http://members.lycos.nl/simen/newbiesig.JPG[/img*]
without the *"
Thanks Guru San and Dudeman for this wonderful information.
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For everyone who cannot find servers!!!
Go to multiplayer fight online filter click on the checkbox "are playing game" "esforces" in the pull down box filter update.

If you get downloading and initializing when you join, make sure it's not downloading maps or other custom files if you are on 56k. The server will timeout. Just about all the custom ESF items can be found at SPiN's Website.

Have fun, don't be a disc spammer, big bang whore, final flash slut or fly button lamer. Spay and neuter your cats, cos dogs r00l j00 all.
Thanks Cucumba for this information.
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FOR EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO ASK FOR A SIG!!!!
DON'T ASK FOR SIGS IN THE HELP SECTION!!!!!!

This is NOT the place for sig requests.
Do that either throgh private messages OR in the Off-Topic section if you need to!


Have a nice day.
And remember, always spade or neutor your cats and dogs.
Thanks Chimpbot for this good information.


*look at this thread to find out, which ppl are sigmakers:
[url]http://www.esforces.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8012[/url] *

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Troubleshooting
Know issues with esf, and fixing them:

Issue: I can see through the models arms, and/or i can't see the beams for the attacks.
Problem:Esf won't look good in software mode.
Fix: Set your videocard to D3D/OpenGL if it supports that.

Issue: The installer ask for a 2nd disk.
Problem:There is a CRC error in the esf installer you downloaded.
Fix:Download and install esf again

Issue: Esf crashes to a blue screen at startup
Problem:You're probably using EAX or Aureal sound fx, and your soundcard doesn't support that.
Fix: Disable those fx and try again.

Issue: The mp3 music doesn't play, and/or you get an Wrong dll version error in the console.
Problem:The installer installs fmod.dll in the windows dir, instead of in the halflife dir, and there is an older version of fmod.dll in your halflife dir.
Fix: Copy fmod.dll from your windows dir to your halflife dir.

Issue: Some of my weapons don't work
Problem: You installed Akimbot, wich is not yet compatible with esf alpha 2.0.
Fix: Uninstall Akimbot, and wait for their new release
Thanks harSens for this information.
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Also Moderators and Admins if their is anything I missed out please feel free to edit this post. Also add things aswell instead of making 1000 stickies again heh.
 

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[align=center]> FOR NEWBIES: WHERE TO POST WHAT: <[/align]

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Since there seems to be very much confusion about what goes where, I have thought up a small list of what topics go where for all the new forum members....

Newbie Central- Pretty Self Explanatory, for easy to answer help questions of some kind, not too much of extreme help, and also to be introduced to the forum

ESF Chat-Talk about what you like/ dislike about the mod, stating your opinions, and just to have open discussions about the mod.

Off Topic-Practically explains itself, anything not related to the mod.

Help- For help with the game, EX: Crashes, need to find a patch, or need some help on using the forum vB coding.

Mapping- To look at maps made my members or to comment ton other maps

Models-Comment on models or to show off your own

Coding/Bug Report- Found a unknown bug? Report it here :D

Artwork-Wanting to show off a wallpaper/ Sig to show off, or comment on others.

Suggestions- State your open opinion on how you think would help improve the mod.

Miscellaneous - Post here about any other things you may have made for ESF, such as sound packs, or original MP3's.


Well I hope the new people read this, so flames do not get started if their thread gets moved. ;)
 
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i think this is important info for this section since we r all constantly seeing things in the wrong sections, so ad my first act as moderator, i here by sticky this mofo!(if i did bad other mods feel free to kick me in the butt and unsticky this)
 
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I see nothing wrong with this... This is newbie central, the first forum I even looked into, and I am sure thats where most new guys will look. However, a lot won't read any stickies...

However I am going to close it so nobody will post in this thread... Hope you don't mind Fatman
 
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I would like to make it known, however, that the purpose of ESF Chat is somewhat in dispute among some members. Look for one of the admins (most likely Cucumba) to say something concerning what type of posts are to be in ESF Chat withing the next little while.
 
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[align=center]> DEFINITION OF SPAM! <[/align]

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I just thought that maybe it would help the forums out if there was a thread that defined spam and flaming for the newbies who don't understand what it is.

Spam - Usually one word posts or posts that are fairly irrelevant to the thread, such things as a single post with nothing but LOL or other one worders. Also, restating what you have already said in a previous post after no one has challenged or commented on your idea.

Spam threads - While there is an off topic section, it is not meant to be a spam section. Such topics that make no sense at all or are just the incoherent ramblings of someone would be considered spam.

Flaming - Flaming is the making fun of calling names and just out right rudeness to another member of the forums. If someone has an idea and another person says "that is stupid, you suck" it is considered flaming. If you want to criticize someone's idea, do it constructively, by making an amendment to their idea or telling why it wouldn't work.


These are the definitions that I could come up with off the top of my head, if a mod, or anyone else would like to add or detract from them go ahead and do so.

Steer clear of the above mentioned posts and you shouldn't have problems with the mods.

Edit: I just remembered another one, it's what I'm doing now, editing posts, rather than double posting (two posts, one right after the other), if you have something more to say, just click the button in the bottom right hand corner that says edit, from there you can delete your post or edit it as necessary (which includes adding statements)
 
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No offense Lone Wolf but that was spam in and of itself. It doesn't even apply to this thread. He's making a point, and as this is a newbie thread, it should be heeded. People don't seem to understand what spam is until they're warned a couple of times, and we don't need that.
 
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Lone Wolf, Brim is in no way attempting to be a mod. As a matter of fact, the irony has it that you are... I would suggest not doing it again...

Edit: By the way, I have stickied and closed this, it does have some important info on it...
 
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I think you guys got Lone Wolf wrong, he meant that for a second paragraph i should include that trying to be a mod is spam...or maybe i got it wrong
 
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I would also like to add that these forums are not a chatroom. Too many posts have been made saying stuff like "I have the same problem" rather than helping. Another type of post that should not be made is one like "I am having a tourney right now!! JOIN IT!!" there is nothing wrong with posting about a tournament if you plan it ahead of time, but posting that you are having it right now causes only confusion and spam.

If you wish to chat, join #esf on the gamesnet network in IRC, and do your chatting there

(thanks to Lone Wolf for bringing this to my attention.)
 
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Something more to add:

:notice: Do not double post while saying "Sorry for the double post". It doesn't matter if you say sorry or not, it's still a double post. Same goes for posting something offtopic and saying "sorry for offtopic". If you have to say something offtopic, add it as a PS, your post must contain relavent on-topic material as well.

:notice: When someone asks for help or any other question in general and another member has already replied with the answer, DO NOT REPEAT the SAME answer by saying "yes, do this blah blah". Because then your post isn't contributing in any way, but is just a mirror of someone else's post.
 
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Ok seeing the large number of stickies was actually confusing, so I merged the useful ones into a mega rules thread, this one... and added some yellow headings to make the more important rules more prominent. Hope this helps newbies get to know the rules properly.


[align=center]> SOME MORE RULES <[/align]

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:notice: Do not double post while saying "Sorry for the double post". It doesn't matter if you say sorry or not, it's still a double post. Same goes for posting something offtopic and saying "sorry for offtopic". If you have to say something offtopic, add it as a PS, your post must contain relavent on-topic material as well.

:notice: When someone asks for help or any other question in general and another member has already replied with the answer, DO NOT REPEAT the SAME answer by saying "yes, do this blah blah". Because then your post isn't contributing in any way, but is just a mirror of someone else's post.

:notice: Are you new to this mod? Stuck somewhere? Please read the NEWBIE/HELP FAQ before posting for help, click here.

:notice: Cucumba has made the new ACCEPTABLE USAGE POLICY for the forums, make sure you read this AUP: click here.

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That's all for now, if more rules are to be added, mods/admins can add them to this thread. Hope this thread benefits the users in some way. =]

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