Apart from the self-explaining voice commands, there are some very important
additional functions in TrueCombat. You can apply these functions by using the
dedicated Q3TC controls menu which can be found in the main TrueCombat menu. These
additional functions are essential in order to gain the best gaming experience.
- Drop Weapon (weapdrop) - It
is adviseable to get rid of weapons that are no longer of any
use (no remaining ammunition)
- Reload Weapon (reload) - Each
weapon uses clips that can hold a limited amount of bullets.
If you run out of bullets, you need to stick in a new clip.
All unused bullets in the old clip are lost!
- Zoom In / Out
(zoomin / zoomout) - Some weapons have a scope (SR-8,
M76) which can be used with the zoom function. Using the zoom
function will let you increase or decrease the magnification.
- Fire Mode - Some weapons have
a selection of different fire modes, for example the G36 has
full, semi automatic and burst fire modes. The semi-auto mode
reduces the spread due to less recoil. The burst mode will fire
3 bullets in a row, conserving your ammo with short controled
- Use (doors etc.) - Use is the
command to open or close doors. Just walk in front of the door
and press the Use button to open the door. If the door is already
open, "using" it will close it again.
NOTE: To stay silent and undiscovered,
you can also open and close doors silently by pressing the walk
button while "using" the door.
- Picking Up Items - In order
to pick up items (weapons/ammo) you will need to walk over to
the item and "crouch".
NOTE: The Drop Weapon command
can come into play here also. It is possible to drop your weapon
(making space within your equipment) and replace it with the
newly picked up item.
- Bandaging - If you are bleeding
use this command to stop losing blood, and finally dying. Bandaging
does not regenerate health but will stop you from bleeding to
- Voice Commands - There are variuos
Voice commands (V-Coms) featured in TrueCombat. These will help
you to communicate with other players, team mates or enemies.
If someone talks to you only, you will hear the message and
also see an image with the name of the talker. To talk to someone,
just look at him while sending the voice command.
- Equipment Selection - We will
go into more detail regaurding Equipment Selection in the following
part of the manual.
- Tactical Mode - Tactical Mode
simulates the ability to focus on a target, your weapon is raised
for greater stability reducing the spread and recoil of the
weapon. You will move slower in Tactical Mode but the increased
stability, focus and overall accuracy is your advantage.
NOTE: You can not jump or sprint
in Tactacal Mode, doing this will kick you out of Tactical Mode.
- This will holster your weapon, so that you can climb
up ladders or use the cool Freeclimb Feature.
Every time you enter a game in True Combat, you will first see
the Equipment Menu where you choose your equipment.
As you can see in the image below, you have 3 weapon slots and
8 item slots, but you will rarely use all of them.
To choose a piece of equipment, first click on the slot you want
to fill (1), then choose from the
list (2), click Add (3)
and if appropriate, choose the number of additional clips you
want to buy (4).
Every weapon comes loaded with one clip. Additional clips
will each fill one item slot.
Note that not all items and weapons will always be available.
For example, once you have selected a primary weapon, your choice
of secondary weapons will be limited.
There is a description of all items to the right.
To remove a single item from your inventory, click on the
slot it is in and click the Rem button, which is just beneath
the Add button. Clear will remove everything so you can start
over with an empty inventory.
Once you are happy with your selection, click GO to enter
Hints on equipment
Remember that the more equipment you carry, the slower you move and the more
quickly you will tire. It can often be to your advantage to leave slots empty
intentionally, so as to minimize the weight you carry.
Do not forget to pack additional ammo for your weapons.
Experiment. After a while, you will find a number of good loadouts, but don't
be afraid to try something new. Sometimes, "crazy"
equipment choices can be very rewarding, especially if they
surprise the enemy.
The completely new TC HUD (heads up display) shows the player all information
he/she needs to play True Combat.
- The Fire Mode indicator... shows
the actual selected Fire Mode
- The simplyfied Ammo view, shows
the bullets that are in the actual used Magazine
- The remaining number of clips
(or grenades) to reload
- The stamnia indicator ... the
more red, the lower your stamnia, the more grey, the better
your stamnia !
- The health indicator works similar
to the stamnia indicator... the more red your little guy is,
the more damaged is he ;P
- If you are in the "Tactical View"
this will be displayed in the mid-bottom, aswell as when you
holstered your weapon.
Your movement directly depends on your speed factor and the direction you want
There are four modes of movement in TC:
- running - normal running, depends on stamnia, health and weight. normal
- sprinting - run as fast you can, with the current stamnia, health and
weight. This mode produces the most noise
- walking - normal walking speed. You wont get out of breath while walking.
Less noise than running.
- crouching - normal crouching. This mode helps you to reduce the spread
of fired weapons. Nearly complete silent
- slow crouching - This mode allows to move without any footstep noise.
Great for creeping up behind the enemy
NOTE: The silent boots help you to move silently, even while walking or
Other movement factors:
One of the heaviest Features in TC 0.45 is the Freeclimbing, you
can climb up almost everything that you can reach with your hands.
To use Freeclimb you have to Holster your weapon... look for an
Object to climb up and do it ;) ... for training I would suggest
the wood fences in q3tc_baugebiet !
Stepping left or right and backpedaling is slower than going forward. As stated
before, the speed factor determines your maximum speed while running and depends
on your carried weight and your health status. If the speed factor equals 100,
you will run with double walking speed. If the speed factor equals 0, you will
run as fast as you will walk.
If your legs damage exceeds a certain level, you will start limping. This makes
you extremely slow, even while running.
Jumping and Falling
Vertical movement depends on the weight you currently carry. The more weapons
or ammunition you take with you, the more damage you will take when falling from
greater heights. Your jumping height will also be reduced. You can't jump all
the time, as this is too much an effort, so your stamnia will decrease until you
can´t jump anymore.
NOTE: Jumping from great heights (for example roof tops) is a definite
way to suicide, even without weapons.