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Upcoming Forum Overhaul

We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

As part of this, at some point in the near future these forums will be locked down so we cant merge over all of the existing content into the new forum database. It will likely then be a few more days as we work on the new forum and correct any issues from the merge.
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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

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  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
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    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.[/COLOR]
  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
[COLOR=darkred]Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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Random Screen Pauses During Gameplay - Work Around

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  • Random Screen Pauses During Gameplay - Work Around

    We've had several users complain recently about screen pauses during gameplay. This has been tracked down to the no longer in use Massive Ad system. It will be addressed in the next patch, but if this happens to you please use the following work around found by user Twyrix:

    Add this lines to your hosts file (c:\WIndows\system32\drivers\etc\)
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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    Windows Vista/7 users should copy this file to the desktop for editing, and then overwrite the original.


    • #3
      Or open notepad (or whatever text editor you use) in administrator mode and then navigate to the hosts file from within file>open and it should work too, just make sure when you click to save make sure it saves as all files and not a .txt file. If done correctly it should ask wether you want to overwrite or not (of course click yes).
      Last edited by Woulfe; 03-16-2011, 03:07 PM.


      • #4
        does this refer to the lag? Where you are running and nothing happens for a few seconds?


        • #5
          Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
          It will be addressed in the next patch
          Is this fixed now?


          • #6
            Screen Pause is still killing me!

            I have tried this solution and many more and I still get the the random screen pause. I know the patch has come out to fix this problem, but that didnt work either.

            I run an Intel Quad Core Q6700 with a Ati Radeon HD 6870 and have over 8 megs of ram on Windows Vista Ultimate 64. This is a Monolith that can play Crysis on Ultra and have 30-60 fps! From what I have seen on multiple forums 64-bit systems have this issue more often than 32-bit.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Blazkowicz View Post
              I have tried this solution and many more and I still get the the random screen pause. I know the patch has come out to fix this problem, but that didnt work either.

              I run an Intel Quad Core Q6700 with a Ati Radeon HD 6870 and have over 8 megs of ram on Windows Vista Ultimate 64. This is a Monolith that can play Crysis on Ultra and have 30-60 fps! From what I have seen on multiple forums 64-bit systems have this issue more often than 32-bit.
              If you mean the lags every time a new enemy type is loaded, I presume that is due to the Christmas enemies. Your 'monolith' does not affect it.


              • #8
                The screen pause actually has been going on well over half a year for me, even before the christmas event, so there something going on in my version of killing floor that is making it do that.


                • #9
                  Just thought id post in here, a few weeks ago i noticed these screen pauses in all games, perhaps 10-20 mins apart for about 2 seconds. I cant be sure but this might have started after i updated my ATI drivers. Out of curiosity, who here who is having this issue an ATI user?

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                  • #10
                    I have a similar problem you have, random screen pauses throught a multiplayer match, I started sitting in the middle of a room not moving becuase of this and play long range support.

                    I also use an ATI card HD 6870 and wonder if the drivers for this card are screwing up my game. I used to have a Readeon 4870 and it never lagged before, gonna update the card tonight, but I am not getting my hopes up for that fixing my problem.

                    Try uninstalling the drivers, if that doesnt work hope someone on here will fix the problem.


                    • #11
                      I also use an Ati card and this is the only game out of a closet full of modern and old pc games that does this to me. I use to have an older Ati card that worked fine with no pauses, so I dont know if it's the new hardware or software that is messing everything up. Try putting an old card in or get old driver, hope that idea helps.


                      • #12
                        Even I use an ATI card, but for me the pauses happen when a "new" type of enemy is spawned the first time on that map.


                        • #13
                          On Mac OS X and FreeBSD (which is what my KF servers run on) the hosts file is /etc/hosts

                          Unfortunately this system modification does not fix the pausing issue for me.


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                            Sorry for double post, didnt know of the first one went through. It might be the same problem I have. Tried joining a listening server last night. I got less screen pauses then a dedicated server, but I still got then nonetheless. I hope there some kind of patch that just loads all the enemy types or something because I am really hating these pauses.


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                              After playing quite a few more rounds I think my screen pauses are more then just lag and loading zeds.
                              I run 20-80 latency which runs very smooth and I also think zeds spawning in isnt the problem.
                              The screen pauses happens even when there is 1 zed left and even when there all dead and everyone is running to the trader!
                              I dont know why this problem is happening, but im Stuck Playing as Medic the whole time becuase the armor save my life when a screen pause warps me into a mob of zeds.