NOLFGIRL ORIENTATION Configuring the Controls Everything you need to know about NOLF
written by Modmaker | edited by glue
I'd suggest configuring your keyboard and mouse. Nolf offers an options page
that allows you to configure your keyboard commands and weapons hotkeys.
More over, it allows you to adjust the sensitivity and smoothness of your
mouse. Take the time to configure these controls. They are the single best
way to increase your overall score, and interface with the game. Second,
purchase a multifunction mouse. You have already spent a few dollars on the
game, a multi button mouse will allow you to use your fingers for the multiple
task that gameplay requires. Definitely re-do the weapon hotkeys. You need
to have sunglasses, belt buckle, and proxies quick at hand. Use your 3rd
and 4th mouse button for reload and crouch.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES FROM VETERAN NOLFERS:
My keyboard settings are very close to Half-Life's:
W - Forward
S - Backpedal
A - Strafe Left
D - Strafe Right
Left Ctrl - Crouch
Left Shft - Toggle Walk/Run
Q - Cycle Weapons Up
Z - Cycle Weapons Down
Left Mouse - Fire Weapon
Right Mouse - Alternate Function/Switch Ammo
Middle Mouse - Holster Weapons
Scroll Up - Zoom In
Scroll Down - Zoom Out
* I try to make sure I keep moving whenever I fire a weapon unless I'm behind
* I like to use suppressing fire and wait behind cover during a fire-fight
until the opponent's clip is out and then I pop out to try some of my own
* I hate explosive weapons with a passion, so if I ever get my hands on Lipstick
Proximity Grenades, I booby-trap the explosive weapons to teach the suckers
* I never ride any vehicles unless I feel like cashing in my death-wish for
* I prefer weapons with large clip-sizes so that I don't have to reload as
* I love cyanide rounds and would use the revolver with cyanide over any other
weapon to make somebody's day by having cute goats bleat on their screen
Configure your controls to your liking. Set the multiplayer internet connection
speed one lower than what you have, unless you have dialup access (56K) then
leave that setting alone. Patch it. Make sure you are current. Download the
patches and map packs, burn them onto a cd for the future. You never know with
Windows. Learn to crouch, your aiming is 10x better than while moving or standing.
In multiplayer (assault) learn to act as a team. Talk with your team mates.
Keep someone on defense always. Configure your taunts to your liking. "You
look like you need a monkey." gets old after a while. Refer to the Sounds/Taunts section
available on the NolfGirl site. In single player the game is all about stealth.
Use silent weapons when ever possible. Shoot enemies in the back of the head.
They die quicker that way.
I like to use a combo of mouse, gamepad (axispad) and game commander. Game
Commander is sweeeet. Just set up a mic and when playing, you can say "AK" or "corrector" or "sunglasses" or
any other weapon that has been mapped as a hotkey and you can switch weapons/devices
just by speaking into mic! Great for taking pics in heavily defended areas.
You can run around and not worry about scrolling between AK and sunglasses.
Left hand: Gamepad = for/back, strafe, jump, weapon select (for non mapped
weapons) and use item Right hand: mouse (5 button) = Aim, zoom, reload, crouch,
and of course fire Microphone: Weapons select, team list, toggle walk/run,
turn 180, and any other keyboard function. Very sweeet config. Just need one
of those helmets with tubes that hold beer!
If you end up playing against players of this caliber, you want to have the
same equipment at your disposal, to help you compete.
So now you're saying: "But this is a friendly game"
Absolutely it is. Nolf probably has one of the best community spirits in gaming.
There is a real sense of camaraderie. Nonetheless, each player likes to excel
at their favorite past time. So what can you do next? Practice. Take
the time to learn the maps. Currently there are approximately 15+ official
maps and at least that many "Custom" (user made) maps. Both assault
maps (AM) and deathmatch (DM).
You probably want to learn the map. Take the time and practice on it. This
is very easy to do. You can easily host your own game, and when you lock the
server with a password, you can take your time and find where every weapon
and power up and armor is placed on the map. The Advantage is you start to
develop a strategy for that particular map. And rest assured, all the clans
people have taken the time and have practiced countless hour to know the maps.
The best routes, the hidden alcoves, the best sniper points. Suffice to say,
Practice will increase your scores and keep the game challenging and fun.
I received an email asking a series of questions, I'll offer it now for
the sake of this discussion.
1. How do you run maps offline?
2. Why are some players much faster and can almost seem to fly? are
they modifying their character or is their connection faster? I use cable
and it seems to run normal like in the single player game.
3. How can I tell how many people are on each team?
4. What is the advantage of bunny hopping? is it just to keep moving?
Thanks in advance for your time,
Here are some answers:
1. Running maps off line is complicated, but if you want to do it for
practice pruposes what you can do, is host your own game online, then in the
game options, set the number of player to 2, and lock the server, and enter
a password. You'll be online but, you can practice and explore the map alone,
or just with one other player if you choose.
2. They are definitely modding. If you play with anything but version 1.003,
cheat mod users are possible. They restricted that option in update 3. You
should update to version v1.003.
3. Press the tab key, should give you a list of the other players and their
scores. I'll also throw in that if you hit F8, you can snap a screenshot of
the action at any time.
4. Bunny hopping, is an evasive maneuver. Do what you have to, to stay alive.
The most important thing to getting good at playing, is to configure the hotkeys
that are most efficient for you. And learn how to use a scope efficiently.
These questions and answers were followed up by a few more.
Sorry to bother you again, but in regards to bunny hopping is this just
pressing the space key repeatedly or is there something else to it? As
far as using the scope effectively do you have any pointers? In the zoom mode
people are very hard to hit. I often get killed with 1 shot even with full
armor and health, is this because of a head shot?
Thanks again, I'm just trying to learn.
Yes indeed, the dreaded headshot, they got you in their sights for sure with
the scope, probably the geldmacher.
Various weapons in NOLF have a scope power up. The Geldmacher is by far the
most most powerful sniper weapon on the map. It has a 3x zoom, and you can
target on someone what would be the equivalent of 300 yards in the real world.
The AK-47 with a zoom lens is also an extremely powerful and versatile weapon.
Even the crossbow has a scope for it.
Now as for Bunny hopping:
You definitely should weave a bit while running, move left move right while
holding the forward key, makes you harder target to lock on to, same for the
jumping, throw in a jump now and then with the weave and you'll be a tough
target. But the key is don't run out into the open without watching what's
around you. It is very important that you set up a key so you can quickly scope
on, scope off, the defaults N, M are very clumsy, change the configuration,
pick what is comfortable for you. (As mentioned above, the scroll function
on a mouse would be invaluable). It's difficult to run in scope mode.
You got to plant yourself somewhere and let the targets come to you. But this
is a practice thing. Some players can easily scope in, take the head shot,
scope out, and never lose a step while running.
Oh, one more thing, are there usually only 5-10 servers running? I never
see more for multiplayer?
You probably have the multiplayer menu set to current version, and if your
version happens to be Update 2 or 1, there are very few servers supporting
those updates anymore. In the multiplayer menu, if you click on version, you
will alternate between current version and all versions, but you will not be
able to join these other servers anyway cause you can only join the same version
update as you have installed on your computer. Get the #3 update. It tends
to solve all sorts of problems.