Frequently Asked Questions about netrek
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- 01 What is Netrek?
- 02 It sounds interesting; how do I get started?
- 03 What's the difference between Xtrek and Netrek?
- 04 I've seen a game called Nettrek for the Macintosh; is that the same thing as Netrek?
- 05 What platforms are supported?
- 06 I'm playing on my Mac/IBM PC/Amiga, but I can't seem to fit all the windows on the screen. Is there a version that will run at 640x480?
- 07 I would like to start a new server; what kind of hardware will I need?
- 08 I'm trying to start a new server, and I'm having problems. Where can I get help?
- 09 How do I get people to play my server?
- 10 I compiled the client source, but every time I try to connect to a server it kicks me out or tells me to get a 'blessed' binary. What gives?
- 11 The game runs fine, but when the Netrek window comes up, I can't type anything into it. How can I fix this?
- 12 OK, the game runs fine and I found a server and logged in, but there doesn't seem to be anyone else around. How can I find a game with people in it?
- 13 OK, now I'm in a game with other people. What do I do?
- 14 When I'm playing the game, people keep sending messages to me. How can I talk back to them?
- 15 I would like to change what some of the keys do; for example, I'd like 't' instead of 'T' to activate my tractor beam. Is there a way to do this?
- 16 How does the rating/promotion system work?
- 17 I keep dying. How can I get better at the game?
- 18 What is 't-mode'?
- 19 What does DI stand for, anyway?
- 20 What is UDP?
- 21 Some of the servers and clients are called 'RSA'; what does that mean?
- 22 What is the INL (International Netrek League)?
- 23 What is the INHL (International Netrek Hockey League)?
- 24 What is the WNL (Weenie Netrek League)?
- 25 What is the Draft League?
- 26 Pickup games are full of twinks. How can I find games with clued teams?
- 27 I have some ideas and/or bug fixes for the INL server; where should I send them?
- 28 I'm looking at stats from a clue/INL game; what do all the abbreviations mean?
- 29 I just played a clue/INL game; where can I get the stats?
- 30 How can I record and view recordings of netrek games?
- 31 Where can I get the most recent copy of this FAQ list?
- 32 My GPA has fallen 25% since I started playing Netrek last semester. How do you find time to do your homework and still make Admiral?