CALL OF DUTY™ README Last Updated: 2003-10-11

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

INSTALLATION & SET UP ISSUES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Minimum System Requirements CD Key DirectX® Detection & Installation Error Message: “Couldn't Load Default.cfg” Error Message: “Hunk unable to allocate 128MB of memory” Splash Screen Will Not Change From “Uninstall” To “Install” Launch Problems on nVidia® nForce™2 Motherboards Issues With Installer Properly Switching To Disc 2 During Installation

VIDEO, SOUND, & PERFORMANCE OPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Video Mode Full Screen Character Textures General Textures Texture Filter Texture Quality nVidia® Distance Fog Brightness Subtitles Master Volume Sound Quality Sound Provider Wall Marks Ejecting Brass Dynamic Lights World Dynamic Light Quality Model Detail Sync Every Frame Show Blood Number of Corpses Optimal System Settings

SOUND ISSUES 1. Issues with Sound Blaster® SB PCI512 sound card 2. Issues with EAX® Sound Provider 3. Missing Sound Effects on nVidia® nForce™2 Motherboards and Windows® 98

Where Are The Autosaves For Each Level? Saving and Mission Failure Overwriting Saved Games Config. 5. 18. 3. 15. 6. 4. 8. 11. Shift Key in Windows® 2000/XP Interrupts Game 3. 2. 8. 3. 9. 10. 12. Windows® Key Interrupts Game in Windows® 2000/XP .cfg File Binding the Pause Key to Other Functions MULTIPLAYER & INTERNET ISSUES 1. 5. 2. 14. 4. 16. 7. 13. 2. 7. 11. 12. Virtual Memory Warnings in Windows® 2000/XP 2. 9. 15. Video Cards Multiple Monitors 16-Bit Color 16-Bit Textures Recommended Texture Settings for Video Cards Setting the Video Resolution Disabling Power Saving Features Changing the Model Detail Option In-game and Desktop resolutions ATI® Radeon™ 7200 Texture Corruption ATI® Radeon™ 7200 32MB Sky Texture Corruption at 1024x768 Resolution ATI® Radeon™ 8500 64MB Blinking/Dropping Textures ATI® Radeon™ 9000 Texture Popping Switching Texture Quality on ATI® Radeon™ 9000 Causes Texture Corruption Matrox® Parhelia™ Missing Geometry & Light Flickering Matrox® Parhelia™ Users Switching To Windowed Mode In-Game nVidia® GeForce4™ Full-screen Color Issues Changing Settings After Player Death In Single Player Twitchy Graphics When Turning and Strafing Running Game With Hardware Acceleration Off GAMEPLAY ISSUES 1. Problems Finding Internet Games Issues When Using Firewall Software The Game Freezes When Selecting Multiplayer What Are the Map Names for Multiplayer? Problems Playing Multiplayer with More Than 32 People Game Type Server Settings are Erased When Changing Game Types in Multiplayer Problems Adding IP Address to Favorites List Locking out a Game Using Password Feature Host is booted on a password protected listen server Hosting Multiplayer on Dialup Playing Multiplayer on Dialup Host Appearing In the Vote Kick List Setting the Pure Server Variable Hosting Multiplayer on a DSL server Map Rotation and the Next Map Function WINDOWS® SPECIFIC OPERATING SYSTEM ISSUES 1. 5. 13. 10.VIDEO ISSUES 1. 3. 14. 17. 19. 4. 6. 20.

0b compatibility. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9. keyboard and latest drivers .3D Hardware Accelerator Card required .100% DirectX® 9.LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers Important Note: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipsets listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Call of Duty™. Minimum System Requirements . INSTALLATION & SET UP ISSUES 1. Many of the most commonly encountered issues are covered here. Demo Recording INTRODUCTION Refer to this document if you encounter difficulties with one or more aspects of installation or running the Call of Duty™ game.4GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows ® 98/ME swap file. Game Icons Are Missing From Start Menu and/or Desktop 6.100% Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse.0b (included) MULTIPLAYER REQUIREMENTS: . IMPORTANT NOTE: Use of the in-game console is not supported by Activision ®.English version of Microsoft® Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP .1.Internet play requires 56 Kbps (or faster) modem and latest drivers .0b compatible 32MB hardware T&Lcapable video card and latest drivers .DirectX® 9. SUPPORTED CHIPSETS: .Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported .0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers . Mouse Wheel with Logitech® Mice 2.100% DirectX® 9.Pentium® III 700MHz or Athlon® 700MHz processor or higher for systems with Windows® 2000/XP .4.128MB of RAM . Admin rights needed to load and play on Windows® 2000/XP MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES 1. 600MB for Windows® 2000/XP swap file) .Pentium® III 600MHz or Athlon® 600MHz processor or higher for systems with Windows® 98/ME . CTRL-ALT-DEL Freezes System on Windows® 2000 5. Please do not contact Activision Customer Support with issues that arise from using console commands ingame.8x CD-ROM drive (1200 K/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers .

4. and often attempt to steal legitimate keys off your machine. CD Key A. Installation and the CD Key When installing Call of Duty™ you will be prompted to enter your CD authentication key. "Couldn't Load default. The authentication key appears on the CD packaging. the game will not launch . Call of Duty™ requires DirectX 9. D. This error commonly occurs when you install the game with no directory specified.. B. Without it.0b installed. You may hear of so-called "CD Key generators" being available for illicit download on the Internet.). Some common sense about your CD key: Each CD key is unique . DirectX Detection & Installation The Call of Duty™ installer does not check for the version of DirectX you have currently installed. They do not work as advertised.cfg. Double and triple check the characters you have entered. if you choose to install it to a hard drive or partition other than the C: drive (that is.Matrox® Parhelia™ 2. it will most likely be the number "0".0b to install and play. Error Message: "Couldn't Load Default.cfg" If you try to run Call of Duty™ and receive the error message. you cannot reinstall the game or play online. For example.All ATI® Radeon™ cards .0b.All nVidia® GeForce™ chipsets . Error message: “Hunk unable to allocate 128MB of memory” When a player attempts to launch Call of Duty™ with a full hard drive. but fail to specify a folder.: D:\Call Of Duty).” this indicates that the program cannot find the "\main" directory that is essential to its proper function. 3. Do not download and/or use them under any circumstances. etc. 5.E:. even if you think you may have 9. please make sure you specify a folder when choosing the other drive (i. If you want to install the game to a hard drive other than the default setting (C:). Re-installing DirectX 9.0b installation. The Call of Duty™ Master Server verifies the CD key each time you connect for online play. reveal personal information or install viruses. the game will install everything to the root of the hard drive and the game will not launch. The game tells me my CD key is invalid: The number one problem with CD keys is mistyping. If you are confused on whether a CD key character is the letter "O" or the number "0". It is important that you enter the key string in its entirety exactly as it appears on the CD package.e. C.protect it from loss or theft by keeping a copy of it in a safe place. worms and/or trojan horses on your machine. Activision recommends allowing the installer to proceed with the DirectX 9.0b will not harm your DirectX configuration. D:. it just prompts you to install DirectX 9.

Issues With Installer Properly Switching To Disc 2 During Installation Some users may find that." 4) In the Device Manager. Hold down the Left Shift key. use the Windows® search function to locate the "cod. If the Select Transfer Mode is set to "BIOS Default. do the following: 1) Locate the "My Computer" icon on your computer and right-click it. Splash Screen Will Not Change From "Uninstall" To "Install" Users who have uninstalled Call of Duty™ and chose to reinstall it may find that the installer splash screen will still stay "Uninstall" instead of "Install" upon relaunch. 2) Choose the "Manage" option. Windows® 2000 users: There is a known incompatibility with Macrovision™'s SafeDisc® (the copy protection mechanism Call of Duty™ employs) and motherboards with the nForce™2 chipset under Windows ® 2000." 6) Click on the "Secondary Channel" tab. when they insert Disc 2 of Call of Duty™ in their CD-ROM drive. Launch Problems on nVidia® nForce™2 Motherboards Users who attempt to run the single player portion of Call of Duty™ on a machine with an nVidia ® nForce™2 motherboard may encounter an error message that states. it will try to bring up the “splash” screen and not allow the installer to continue." click on the pull-down menu and select "PIO Mode. Reinsert Disc 2 of Call of Duty™ and keep the Left Shift key depressed until the CD or DVD drive stops reading the CD. This will disable the autoplay function of the drive and allow installation to proceed normally. . 3) Once the Computer Management program launches. double-click "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers. If this happens. To remedy the situation. ME and XP users: If you encounter this problem on Windows® 98.ini" file in the Windows ® folder and delete it. To resolve this situation. select "Device Manager.and will display the above error message. open your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. free up at least 200MB of uncompressed hard drive space to allow Call of Duty™ to function properly. Call of Duty™ should now launch without incident. 6. ME or XP. IMPORTANT: Do not delete any other files from this directory." The error message will remain. as it may cause errors with other programs or the Windows® operating system. 8. To remedy this." 5) Right-click on "nVidia nForce 2(TM) SPP/IGP ATA Controller" and select "Properties. 7." 7) Close all open windows and restart your machine when prompted. even if the proper CD is in the drive. installing the latest nForce™2 drivers (available from your motherboard manufacturer) will remedy the situation. The solution to this problem depends on your operating system: Windows® 98. "Please insert the correct CD-ROM and select OK to retry.

OPTIONS > SYSTEM > GRAPHICS 1. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is not recommended to choose an in-game resolution that is higher than your desktop resolution. available system RAM. so set these values to the higher levels only if your system is extremely robust. setting this value to a lower setting may improve your game performance. Video Mode Allows you to set the screen resolution for the game. SOUND & PERFORMANCE OPTIONS The "Options" menu in Call of Duty™ allows you to adjust a number of different graphic. video card power. The game will choose the best setting for your system when you launch the game. If you have a lower-end video card. 2. and general performance settings. 5.VIDEO. Texture Filter Allows you to choose between bilinear and trilinear filtering for all in-game textures. the game occupies all of the available screen space. and the desktop will be viewable in the space around that window. General Textures Controls the detail level for all environmental and non-character textures. You should consult your monitor's documentation in order to learn about supported resolutions. IMPORTANT NOTE: You should not adjust your in-game screen resolution to a setting beyond what your monitor can support. See the Recommended Texture Settings for Video Cards section for further information. the more texture data your system will need to process and render. In Windowed mode (select "No" to choose this) the game will play in a window. Character Textures Sets the detail level for textures on all character models. You may only be able to see as much of the game as is viewable at your desktop resolution. from the minimum setting of 640x480 to the maximum setting of 2048x1536. Call of Duty™ automatically detects system hardware and sets all values to optimal settings. High or Extra. The higher the setting. you should choose bilinear. . Call of Duty™ will choose the optimal setting for your system . video RAM. See the Recommended Texture Settings for Video Cards section for further information. When in fullscreen mode (select "Yes" to choose this). Normal. As with the character textures setting. and various other factors. 3. Normal. in order to maximize player enjoyment and insure smooth play. High. especially in windowed mode. Setting this value to a higher setting than the system chooses for you may hamper game performance. and this section is intended to be a guide to each setting and the impact of changing it. 4. You may wish to modify these settings. taking into account your system's processor speed. sound card capabilities. Likewise. Full Screen Allows you to choose whether the game will play in full-screen or windowed mode. sound. you can choose from Low.Low. This menu is useful for fine-tuning both the visual quality and overall game performance. and Extra. If you would like to modify this setting.

Brightness Allows you to control the brightness ("gamma") level in the game. Texture Quality Call of Duty™ will choose the optimal setting for your system. 22KHz (normal) and 11KHz (low) sound quality. 7. EAX 2™ or EAX 3™audio performance systems. you can downgrade the texture quality to 16-bit. patchy fog and more. and voices. a downgrade in sound quality may help. the more memory the sound files require. Wall Marks Allows you to choose whether the game will show bullet marks on the walls.6. The higher the sound quality. Please see the 16-bit Textures section for further information. Move the slider to the right to increase the gamma. OPTIONS > SYSTEM > PERFORMANCE 13. sound effects. If you are experiencing performance issues. OPTIONS > SYSTEM > SOUND 9. you may want to consider changing your sound provider to the one your card supports. If your sound card supports Creative Labs' EAX™. Miles™ Fast 2D Positional Audio is the default provider. Setting this to "Off" will improve game performance. nVidia® Distance Fog This function simulates the behavior of actual fog and/or mist. GeForce™ 3 video cards and higher support a variety of advanced fog calculations including layered fog. or to the left to decrease. This will not affect GeForce™ 1 or 2 cards. 8. Sound Provider Sets the source for the sound in the game. Master Volume Controls the volume for music. If you are experiencing game performance issues. Subtitles This option will enable subtitles to appear whenever other characters say things important to gameplay. 12. . at the cost of visual quality. and this option will not be available with a nonGeForce™ card. Sound Quality Allows you to choose between 44KHz (high). 11. 10. Move the slider to the right to increase the overall volume of the game.

Dynamic Lights Allows you to control the level of dynamic lighting in the game." It will improve performance at the expense of visual quality. If you want to improve game performance. 18. Low. Normal. so consider changing to a lower setting if you are experiencing game performance issues. You can choose from Tiny. Model Detail Allows you to set the overall detail level for all in-game models. game performance takes precedent.” 20. On the "Fastest" setting. If you are having game performance issues. Consider reducing this setting to help improve game performance. . Small.e. and Maximum settings. Medium. Low settings compromise visual quality in favor of performance. Show Blood If you prefer not to see blood in the game from wounded or slain soldiers. set this value to "No. consider setting this to "Fastest. World Dynamic Light Quality Allows you to further tweak performance settings by giving you the options of "Fastest" or "Nicest" for world dynamic light quality." 17. consider reducing this to "Models Only" or "None. 16. You can choose from Minimum. 15. 21. Optimal System Settings This setting will reset all the changes you may have made to the above settings to the values Call of Duty™ deems optimal for your particular system. Setting this to "Off" will improve game performance. "Models Only" will only display dynamic lights on models (and not environments and walls). "Nicest" renders the best dynamic lighting on world textures the game has to offer. High. Number of Corpses Sets the number of corpses that remain on the battlefield during gameplay. "None" will disable all dynamic lighting in the game. and all dynamic light effects on world (i. Ejecting Brass Allows you to choose whether the game will show bullet casings ("brass") ejecting from guns in the game.14. Sync Every Frame Setting this option to "Yes" will synchronize the game's redraw rate with your monitor's refresh rate. environment & wall) textures will be of a slightly less quality. This will minimize graphical "tearing" at the expense of some performance. 19. The "Everything" setting will enable dynamic lights on all surfaces in the game. and Insane settings. Large.

you should turn down your speaker volume on your sound system and turn up the Master Volume in the Options>Sound menu to get desired volume levels while playing the game. it is recommended that you avoid using a high speaker volume on your sound system in combination with a low Master Volume setting in the Options>Sound menu of Call of Duty™. If possible. you will experience system slowdown. If this is not possible. 3. Multiple Monitors If you are running a machine with multiple monitors and the video card for each monitor is an OpenGL compliant video card (e. it is recommended that you switch sound providers in the Options>Sound menu to Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio. you may experience problems running the game. Simply disable one of the monitors in the Windows® Display Properties. VIDEO ISSUES 1. You can customize your settings by going to the "Options" menu from the main menu. 2. and you are experiencing the problem mentioned above. as the game will recognize both video cards. Issues with EAX® Sound Provider While using a sound card that supports EAX. Changing the Sound Quality setting (located in the "Options" menu under "Sound") from 44 kHz to 22kHz or 11kHz will restore sound effects in the game. 3. Maintain a sound quality setting of 11 KHz for optimum performance with this sound card. Doing so may cause damage to your hearing or speaker hardware. Missing Sound Effects on nVidia® nForce™2 Motherboards and Windows® 98 Users who play Call of Duty™ on a machine with an nVidia ® nForce™2 motherboard and Windows® 98 may find that there are no in-game sound effects upon game launch. Video Cards For optimum performance. Call of Duty™ will automatically detect and set your game graphics to recommended settings. 16-Bit Color Call of Duty™ does not support 16-bit color depth and does not provide this option in the menu system. Playing Call of Duty™ with dual monitors is not a supported feature.g.SOUND ISSUES 1. To avoid this. and the potential hazard of damaging your speakers. Issues with Sound Blaster® SB PCI512 sound card If you are using a Sound Blaster® SB PCI512 sound card and enable 22 KHz quality sound. 2. GeForce™ series cards). Forcing the game to run in 16-bit color through other means may result in graphic . you may experience occasions of loud sounds while using the EAX sound provider..

not 16-bit Texture Quality. Click on the "Screen Saver" tab. This may alleviate the problems you are seeing. playing the game using the 16-bit texture quality selection only displays half the color information. 4) Set the color palette to 32-bit. or select "Optimal System Settings" in the Game Options menu. use the texture guidelines below. 2) Double-click Display. 6. be sure to disable "Stand By" mode by right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Properties".Video cards with 128MB of video RAM are able to use the High Character & General Textures settings.Video cards with 32MB to 64MB of video RAM are able to use the Normal Character & General Textures settings. IMPORTANT NOTE: Call of Duty's Safe Mode resets the system settings for optimal performance for your computer. . Once you have done this. . Since most of the textures and art in the game contain a 32-bit color palette. Recommended Texture Settings for Video Cards If you are experiencing performance or graphical anomalies. To insure you do not inadvertently force the game to 16-bit color. When playing or installing Call of Duty™. 4. 3) Click Settings. * Video cards with 32MB of video RAM will see improved performance with the Low Character & General Textures settings. To revert to the default configuration. make sure "System Stand By" is set to NEVER. . You will also want to disable any power saving features your monitor may have as it may result in . 7. Disabling Power Saving Features Allowing a computer to go to "System Standby" while playing or installing Call of Duty™ may cause graphical anomalies.corruption and other issues. then OK.Video cards with 256MB of video RAM are able to use the Extra Character & General Textures settings. click on the "Play Call of Duty (Safe Mode)" shortcut found in the Start Menu. 16-Bit Textures Call of Duty™ is optimized for 32-bit (high resolution) color textures. then on the "Power" (also called "Settings") button at the bottom of the Properties box. NOTE: This issue pertains to 16-bit color. Setting the Video Resolution If you set your video resolution within the game beyond what is possible for your monitor. thus causing some loss in visual quality. set your desktop's color depth to 32-bit. the game may end up at a gray or black screen. 5. 1) Open the Control Panel. 5) Click Apply.

this setting should be set to “Normal. if your desktop resolution is set to 1024x768. and you choose an in-game resolution of 1600x1200. 14. taxing even the most robust computer systems. This issue may be more prevalent in windowed mode. with settings on low detail.7 drivers. 11. 8. ATI® Radeon™ 8500 64MB Blinking/Dropping Textures Users playing Call of Duty™ on an ATI® Radeon™ 8500 64MB video card. 12. They also may see certain textures "blink" out when they shoot at them (such as train wheels). Switching Texture Quality on ATI Radeon 9000 Causes Texture Corruption In very rare instances.” 9. may see black boxes appearing on distant textures. Do not set this option to "Maximum" unless you are running on an extremely cutting-edge hardware configuration. To remedy this. appearance. ATI® Radeon™ 7200 Texture Corruption Users playing Call of Duty™ on an ATI® Radeon™ 7200 video card. or reset your system settings to "Optimal. These errors are specific to the Radeon™ 9000 card. These errors are specific to the Radeon™ 7200 video card. either play the game in Safe Mode. Changing the Model Detail Option Setting the Model Detail option (in the Performance settings screen) to "Maximum" forces the game to render all displayed geometry. Note that users setting this option to "Minimum" may experience numerous graphical anomalies." These errors are specific to the Radeon™ 7200 32MB card. (For example. You may only be able to see as much of the game as is viewable at your desktop resolution. 10. ATI® Radeon™ 9000 Texture Popping Users playing Call of Duty™ on an ATI® Radeon™ 9000 video card may see occasional texture popping. the game screen may stretch beyond the size of your monitor screen). In-game and Desktop resolutions Do not choose an in-game resolution that is higher than your desktop resolution. Subsequent driver versions may cause unforeseen issues. with settings to Low detail and 16-bit textures. For best performance vs. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATI® RADEON™ VIDEO CARD USERS: Call of Duty™ was tested and certified to work on ATI® Radeon™ cards running the Catalyst 3. users playing Call of Duty™ on the ATI ® Radeon™ 9000 card that switch . especially on the "Sewer" and "Dam" levels.issues that may prevent you from playing Call of Duty™ properly. These errors are specific to the Radeon™ 8500 64MB card. may see distant textures dropping out in the Stalingrad level. They also may see graphical corruption on some textures. ATI® Radeon™ 7200 32MB Sky Texture Corruption at 1024x768 Resolution Users playing Call of Duty™ on an ATI® Radeon™ 7200 32MB video card at an in-game resolution of 1024x768 may see corrupted or "blocky" sky textures in a few levels. 13.

You can do the following: 1) Right-click on the desktop and select "Properties. If this problem occurs. nVidia® GeForce4™ Full-screen Color Issues nVidia® GeForce4™ users may experience washed out or otherwise unappealing texture quality when playing the game with High character and general textures settings. 17. restart the game to restore full texture display function. Changing Settings After Player Death In Single Player Adjusting game settings. Matrox® Parhelia™ Users Switching To Windowed Mode In-Game When a user playing Call of Duty™ on a Matrox® Parhelia™ video card attempts to switch from windowed mode to full-screen mode (or vice versa) while in the middle of a game. adjust the "Image Settings" slider in the GeForce4™ settings menu all the way to "Quality" in order to remedy the situation. Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your video card from the manufacturer's web site" error message. Otherwise. Matrox® Parhelia™ Missing Geometry & Light Flickering Matrox® Parhelia™ users may find parts of some levels missing geometry. you will receive a "Could not load OpenGL. This is due to the Parhelia™ not drawing in-game fog effects. 6) Adjust the "Image Settings" slider away from "High Performance" and over to "Quality. If hardware acceleration is off. and be sure that Vertical Sync is not forced to "Off. Enabling Vertical Sync may cause slight performance issues. 32-bit textures in full screen mode. 19. which is causing the graphical anomalies. a vertical wall appearing torn in two pieces around the middle) while turning your view and strafing (walking sideways) rapidly. Enable the Vertical Sync option in your video card options screen. the changes may not take effect. 20. Running Game With Hardware Acceleration Off As Call of Duty is a 3D game. Vertical Sync needs to be set to "Default On" or "Always On" to fix this issue. choose either full-screen mode or windowed mode from the shell when a game is not in progress. it may cause graphical corruption (a "hall of mirrors" effect) around the main game window. such as graphics settings or game options." 7) Click OK to save your changes and restart Call of Duty™. if your single player character is currently dead is not recommended. Twitchy Graphics When Turning and Strafing You may see vibrating or "tearing" of textures (i. Parhelia™ users may also experience light flickering on textures and the player gun model on various levels of the game." 2) Choose the "Settings" tab." In some cases.e." If you receive this . 18. 3) Click the "Advanced…" button. Change these options either before you begin the game. it will not launch unless hardware acceleration is on. To avoid this. 16.the quality of in-game textures to 32-bit while in a level with water causes the water textures to corrupt or disappear. 15. 5) Select the "Performance & Quality Settings option from the side menu. 4) Select the "GeForce4" tab. If you experience this. or by pressing Escape and going to the menus when your character is alive.

check to see if hardware acceleration is off. Method 2: Display Settings In DirectX Diagnostic Tool 1) Open the Start Menu and select "Run.cfg for multiplayer). and you have confirmed that you have the latest drivers for your video card." 2) Type the word "dxdiag" (with no quotation marks) 3) When the DirectX Diagnostic Tool has finished loading. Config. enable it. 2. Where Are The Autosaves For Each Level? Call of Duty™ autosaves at the beginning of each single player mission as well as at certain points within each mission.cfg (or config_mp. IMPORTANT NOTE: Call of Duty™ will not create certain autosaves if the player's health is below 40%.message. You can check the status of hardware acceleration in two ways: Method 1: Advanced Settings Under Display Properties 1) Open the Control Panel. 3. If it is disabled. GAMEPLAY ISSUES 1. 4) Click Advanced. 6) Verify that Hardware Acceleration is on. Saving and Mission Failure If you save your game during a mission failure. 3) Click Settings. Overwriting Saved Games When saving your game over a previously existing save game file. do not delete this file. In this case.0b.cfg Your configuration and settings are stored in the config. NOTE: For most systems with supported video cards running the latest drivers and DirectX 9. you may be unable to load a game from the load screen. 2) Double-click Display. If it is disabled. click on the "Play Call of . 5) Verify that Direct3D Acceleration is enabled. Highlight the name of the game you wish to load and the click the "Load" button. you should be running Call Of Duty with "Full" acceleration. If you wish to load one of these. select the Display Tab. 4) Verify that DirectDraw Acceleration is enabled. you will not be able to update the name of the new save game file. 4. exit and restart game. If you need to reset your configuration. This is to keep from having to continue the game with too little health. you can do so by hitting "Esc" while playing the game and selecting "Load Game" or selecting "Load Game" from the main menu. Instead. You will now be able to load a save game. 6) Exit the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to save your changes. 5) Select the Troubleshooting tab. enable it.

. Problems Finding Internet Games If you are having problems seeing servers in the Multiplayer Join Server screen.Duty (Safe Mode)" shortcut or select Set Default Controls/Set Optimal Settings from the Options menu.) Once you have connected to the Internet and started the game. server browsing. Issues When Using Firewall Software If you are using firewall software such as ZoneAlarm® and you are experiencing problems. please refer to the "Issues When Using Firewall Software" section below. dialup connection. The Game Freezes When Selecting Multiplayer This will sometimes occur if you are not connected to the Internet before selecting multiplayer. These machines see clients on your LAN as different addresses from the Internet and thus you cannot authorize these clients. To set "pause" back to the Pause key. such as ZoneAlarm ®. Binding the Pause Key to Other Functions You will lose the ability to pause the game if the Pause key is bound to any other functionality. 3. Once you have selected “Internet” as the source. we do not advise setting up a Call of Duty™ server on a machine that is also either a NAT server (such as Microsoft's Internet Connection Sharing) or set up with ipForwarding for a Local Area Net (LAN) onto the Internet. You must connect to the Internet before starting the game. make sure the Pause key is not bound to any other function. select the “Join Server” option from the main menu and click the “Source” button in the upper left portion of the screen until you see the word “Internet”. make sure your firewall software is set to allow UDP packets on port 28960. Auto Dial is a feature that brings up a dialogue box whenever using Internet applications without being connected to the Internet. Call of Duty™ uses this port for connection. NOTE: Activision Customer Support does not support playing multiplayer through firewalls or shared connections.). A.) If you are running firewall software on your system. 5. click the “Refresh List” button to the right of the “Source” button. MULTIPLAYER & INTERNET ISSUES 1. B. In general. and so forth. the dialogue box will prompt the user to connect to the Internet and ask for their user name and password. IMPORTANT NOTE: Call of Duty's Safe Mode resets the system settings for optimal performance for your computer. C. 2. etc. message of the day. and your Internet Service Provider uses "Auto Dial" to connect to the Internet. please make sure that you have checked the following before contacting customer support.) Make sure that you are connected to the Internet (through either a Local Area Network.

7. Locking Out a Game Using Password Feature If the "Password" field is blank in the Start New Server screen. To load a map the server must execute the "map <filename>" command. Contact your Internet Service Provider for more information regarding Auto Dial as it may affect your account and connection.” and enter the server information. you will experience instances of telefragging (causing them to have to respawn). This was done to prevent bad configurations from occurring. or via the "\rcon" command for remote servers. Map Name = File Name Brecourt = mp_brecourt Carentan = mp_carentan Chateau = mp_chateau Dawnville = mp_dawnville Depot = mp_depot Harbor = mp_harbor Hurtgen = mp_hurtgen Pavlov = mp_pavlov POW Camp = mp_powcamp Railyard = mp_railyard Rocket = mp_rocket Ship = mp_ship NOTE: mp_chateau and mp_ship do not support the Search & Destroy multiplayer game type. 8. What Are the Map Names for Multiplayer? If you are running a dedicated server for multiplayer. set the "Source" in the server browser to "Favorites" and then select "New Favorites. 6. or more than 16 players per team. Game Type Server Settings are Erased When Changing Game Types in Multiplayer When you change the game type from the Start Server screen. Problems Playing Multiplayer with More Than 32 People The multiplayer maps created for Call of Duty™ do not support more than 32 players on a server. With more than 16 players on a team. If you are operating a server with more than 32 people. with the exception of the Behind Enemy Lines game type. The maps have limited spawn points available. the server will not check for a . please make sure you are connected to the Internet before starting Call of Duty™ to prevent your system from hanging. Problems Adding IP Address to Favorites List To get a server into your Favorites list.If you use Auto Dial. 5. do so at your own risk. 4. you can use the filenames listed below to load the corresponding maps for your server. the settings under the Game Type Settings menu will be reset without warning. Maps can be loaded by typing directly into the server console on the host machine. or more than 16 per team. Server settings vary for each game type.

or delete it if you have set one before.Deathmatch Server_tdm.Search & Destroy Server_dm.cfg . The following map rotation configurations are available: Server_re. the current map will simply restart if the vote passes. The ONLY legitimate method of activating or deactivating Pure Server is to switch the Pure setting to "Yes" on the Start Server screen. Host is booted on a password protected listen server If you are running a listen server with a password. If it is not blank.password.cfg . If a player calls a vote for "Next Map" and the server administrator did not specify a map rotation. please note that you are limited to playing games with a maximum of 8 players due to the limited amount of bandwidth available on a dialup connection. If you wish the server to have a password. Server administrators that wish to take advantage of the Next Map function should enable a map rotation. Playing Multiplayer on Dialup If you are playing Call of Duty™ multiplayer on a dialup modem. do the following: 1. etc. Map Rotation and the Next Map Function All players in a multiplayer game have an opportunity to call votes for map changes. you will be limited to a maximum of 8 clients due to the limited bandwidth available on a DSL connection. perform the following steps: . game type changes.” 2.Retrieval Server_bel. Hosting Multiplayer on a DSL server If you are hosting a Call of Duty™ Multiplayer game on a DSL server. you should type one in. 12.Team Deathmatch To load a map rotation. 11. 14. Setting the Pure Server Variable Altering the sv_pure setting at any time after starting the server is detrimental to all clients. Display the console by hitting “`. To work around this issue. 10.cfg . if not. do not enter one. the server will use the password listed in the field.Behind Enemy Lines Server_sd. 15. Host Appearing In the Vote Kick List When using the Vote Kick option you will not be able to kick the host.cfg . Type "\password <server password>" where server password is the password you have set for the server. you may encounter the server being booted after a Call Vote. 9.cfg . Hosting Multiplayer on Dialup Activision does not support hosting games on a dialup Internet connection. You will only be able to vote off players who have joined a game. 13. before the vote.

<check box> Turn off keyboard shortcut for this accessibility feature. To adjust your virtual memory settings. For Windows® 2000 systems: 1) Right click the My Computer icon. you can lock down the CTRL. press the ~ key to pull down the console. when the server is up. To avoid these warnings. 2) Select Properties. 3) Type \exec server_sd. Click OK to turn this feature on. 2) Select Properties. 3) Select the Performance tab. 4) Select Virtual Memory. 3) Select Advanced. With this feature. 2. please make sure you set your virtual memory settings to at least 600 megabytes (MB). click Cancel.cfg in the console. the rotation will be loaded. please do the following: For Windows® XP systems: 1) Right click the My Computer icon. server admins can use the map_rotate command on a dedicated server (or \map_rotate on a listen server) to take users to the next map as defined by the currently executed config file. If you do not want to use the feature. 2) If using a listen server. 4) Select Performance Options. or SHIFT keys. In addition to having players call a “Next Map” vote. <OK> <CANCEL> <SETTINGS>" .cfg (use whichever configuration matches the server’s gametype) 4) Once the configuration file is executed. WINDOWS® SPECIFIC OPERATING SYSTEM ISSUES 1. Shift Key in Windows® 2000/XP Interrupts Game If you press the Shift key 5 times consecutively in Windows ® 2000 or Windows® XP the following message should appear: "By pressing the SHIFT key five times you have turned on the StickyKeys feature in Windows ® 2000 [or Windows® XP]. type exec server_sd. ALT. If using a dedicated server. Virtual Memory Warnings in Windows® 2000/XP Users playing on machines using the Windows® 2000/XP operating systems that possess less than 600 megabytes (MB) of virtual memory may receive low virtual memory warnings. This is useful if you are unable to hold down more than one key at a time.1) Start a dedicated or listen server using the Shell.

Unfortunately. For example. click the "Settings" button in the "Sticky Keys" portion of the window.com/ In addition to the latest version of "Mouseware" drivers. CTRL-ALT-DEL Freezes System On Windows® 2000 If the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys are pressed during game play.” and close the windows. The problem should not occur once the shortcut has been disabled. you must have Administrator rights to properly install and play the game. Game Icons Are Missing From Start Menu And/Or Desktop In Windows ® 2000/XP When installing Call of Duty™ while logged into Windows ® as a specific user. uncheck in the box that says. make sure you log into Windows ® as the same user you were logged in as when you installed the game. the game icons will not show up. the game icons will only show up when logging in as that user. Mouse Wheel with Logitech® Mice People having problems with the "mousewheel" on Logitech ® mice should grab the latest version of Logitech's drivers from the following location: http://www. 6. install the game. click the Settings button on the window referenced above.” then click on "Apply. 5. On the next window (should be labeled "Settings For Sticky Keys"). 4. there is no way to prevent this from happening again except by being careful not to hit those keys while playing. Windows® Key Interrupts Game in 2000/XP If the Windows® key is pressed during game play. Note: Although "Mouse Registry File for Gamers" is not listed as being needed under Windows ® Millennium Edition you will still need to download it in order to get the correct functionality from the wheel. simply press the Escape (Esc) key to close the menu and return to the game.logitech. If you wish to play the game. Should this happen. simply press the Escape (Esc) key to return to the game or reboot the computer and refrain from trying to access the task manager while playing the game. the screen will become corrupt and sometimes the system may become unstable. . Should this happen.To avoid this happening in the future. you will need to download the "Mouse Registry File for Gamers" which will allow the "mousewheel" to work within Call of Duty™. MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES 1. When the accessibility options screen appears. the Start Menu will interrupt the game. if you log into Windows ® as "Joeuser". Admin Rights Needed To Load and Play On Windows® 2000 or XP If you are running Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP. 3. "Use shortcut. then log out and log back in as "Janeuser".

Please contact Logitech® support if you are unable to find this file on their website. The console commands for demo recording are still present in the game. but when executed they will not yield the expected results. Demo Recording Demo recording is not supported in either single player or multiplayer play modes. 2. <END DOCUMENT> .

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