Wolfzone

A Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Total Conversion

Written by YannG | 03 february 2016 | Classified in: News | Tags: early access, release

Wolfzone Early Access Version Released

The early access version of Wolfzone mod is now available.

This rewards months of hard work to make a game which begin to match what i wanted to get.

This release also represent the beginning of a new task which will take months of works too in order to append all features which i am thinking about and who, i hope, will make this mod enjoyable and entertaining to play.

Keep in mind that it's a work in progress so don't expect too much at first.

  • There is only one map at the moment.
  • A lot of weapons needs to be replaced by their contemporary equivalents.
  • There is only one style of player currently.
  • The gameplay is currently a simple stopwatch team deathmatch mode with infinite respawn (for bots and player), and objectives and missions will be added later to that game mode.
  • Bots behaviors need to be improved and it happen too often that they get stuck against a wall and they cannot release themselves, but also they show a really low strategy skill when they fight what can sometimes give a feeling of lack of challenge.
    On the other hand, if you don't react fast enough, they will blow you up in no time.

But well, enough small talk, i suppose that you can't wait to test that first version in order you can make yourself an opinion on your own, so here is the links:

To read how to make your first step in the game

The Linux version will be available in few days.

Let me know what you are thinking about.


Written by YannG | 02 february 2016 | Classified in: Guide | Tags: play

Playing Wolfzone Early Access Version

When you first run the game, you will be prompted to create a new profile and at least to select an alias.


Create a new profile

Play choice allows you to start a new game.


Start a game

You can now define some settings like players count or game time limit, and select Start server to begin the game session.


Load selected map

When the map is loaded and ready to play, you start as spectator.


Spectator mode

Press "L" key to access inventory menu.


Inventory menu

On the upper left, there is 3 primary slots, and 5 secondary slots below. You can fill these slots with any mix of weapons you want, there is no restriction.

Primary weapons can be selected with 1, 2 and 3 keys, Secondary weapons can be selected with keys 4 to 8.

To assign a weapon to a slot, just drag and drop the weapon from the list to the slot you want it will be assigned.


Append a weapon

If you want to move a weapon to another slot, just drag and drop it from the slot in which it is assigned to the slot where you want to put it.


Change weapon assignment

When you have selected and assigned all weapons you want to use, the last step is to choose a team either the Blue or the Green team, and then click OK button.

Once you have clicked OK, You will spawn into the map at a random spot and you can start playing.

Note: If you want to make changes in your inventory when you are playing, this is the same process, use "L" key, make your changes and then click OK button.

You can use some keys to begin fighting:

  • F6 Add a Blue team bot
  • F7 Add a Green Team bot

You can't fight against bot in the same team as you.

To switch between the first and third person, use F12 key.

Even at the smallest skill, bots are deadly if you don't move fast enough, so you can switch to invulnerable mode with F5 key.

When game time ends, the game will restart and you and all bots which you had played with will spawn again few seconds later.

Hope you will enjoy!


Written by YannG | 02 february 2016 | Classified in: Guide | Tags: install, windows

Early Access Version Install On Windows

To download Wolfzone mod file archive:

Download Wolfzone mod

Remember that Wolfzone is a mod for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. So, you have to install Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory before playing with Wolfzone mod.

You can download Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory game for free at:

Download Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

If you don't have software to unpack compressed files, you can use 7-Zip. 7-Zip is a powerful and open source program who can handle almost all type of compressed file formats and support advanced features. You can download it at:

Download 7-Zip

Then run file explorer and choose the folder where you want to unpack Wolfzone installation file. Create the folder if necessary, for example: C:\games.


General view example before installation

Unpack the archive into the selected folder. A Wolfzone folder will be created and all files will be contained into it except PAK0.PK3 file you have to copy from Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory folder


Unpack Wolfzone archive

PAK0.PK3 must be copied to etmain folder of wolfzone folder.


Copy PAK0.PK3 archive from Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory installation folder

Then create a shortcut to access the game quickly by dragging and dropping ZONE.EXE file contained in the wolfzone folder while holding down both CTRL and SHIFT keys.


Create a shortcut

Rename the shortcut


Rename shortcut

To avoid security alert each type you run the game, you can change shortcut properties. Click on the shortcut with right mouse button, then select Properties.


Shortcut properties

Select Advanced button.


Advanced properties

Set the case Run as administrator checked.


Check run as administrator

Installation is done, you can run the game.


Written by YannG | 20 january 2016 | Classified in: News | Tags: work in progress, engine

January 20 News

The engine runs well now, both on Windows and Linux, but i have delayed the release for a few days more to improve and polish a bit some parts of the mod.

Game mode:

It only remain one game mode now: "Objective". A stopwatch team deathmatch mode with infinite respawn (for bots and player) and objectives (but objectives will be implemented later).

Game time:

You can now select the stopwatch time before running the map. Time can be set from 1 to 60 minutes.

Bots:

I have found a way to get more control for bots, so i started to implement some behaviours. The first and more important one is to prevent the bot to stay static at the same place for a long time. Bot move randomly now from waypoints to waypoints searching for some enemies and engage you as soon as it see you.

One issue is that even at lowest skill level bots are deadly if you don't move fast enough, i will lower this too efficient accuracy in the next releases.

I have also added a last waypoints stack list to avoid to use the same waypoint too often.

Release:

I'm working on it. As soon as i think playing with the mod is fun with those last improvements, i will make the Windows and Linux archive and then release them.


Written by YannG | 12 december 2015 | Classified in: News | Tags: conversion, engine

News From December 9

To get the Wolfzone mod development move forward quickly, i switched to ET:Legacy engine. It's a really good engine with a lot of bugs fixed and many improvements made.

But unfortunately, at the level of the source code, ET:Legacy engine is not really compatible with the old Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory engine and obviously with the Wolfzone mod and all the modifications which I had made.

So, for me, the biggest difficulty of these last weeks was to merge ET:Legacy engine and mod with Wolfzone mod.

I still have some work to do, but overall, the mod, in it's new configuration is almost done to get an almost payable version ready to be released.

What remains to be done?

  • Check for correct operation of bots,
  • Append all the Wolfzone mod weapons,
  • Integrate Limbo menu and inventory.

What is new with the ET:Legacy engine switch?

  • Windows version (tested with Windows XP and Windows 7),
  • The sound works well now,
  • OpenGL 3 and up support.

So i'm working on it, and with a little luck the almost playable version will be available before Christmas.

And finally, I would like to show you those skins and player models from marze addon working with Wolfzone mod.

Green Team Skins
Green Team Skins

Blue Team Skins
Blue Team Skins