Downloads for FortressFest 97:
Please note that these Downloads are no longer up to date as of December, 1997...
the place to go to get your FortressFest survival gear. All the maps and programs you'll
need are right here--Installing TeamFortress is pretty painless, so just follow the steps
below and you should be all set!
and Installing TeamFortress (4.7MB)
mirror site closest to you and click on a link to grab the TF installer package:
you've downloaded the file, simply click on it and an installation program will walk you
through the process. Now that you've got the program, you'll need the maps.
and Installing FortressFest Map Pack (9.6MB)
Pack is a hefty download, but it contains the cream of the TeamFortress map crop (see
below for a list of contents). The pack comes as a self-extracting .zip file that will
automatically place the maps and the .mdl files in the correct directory--it's definately
much easier than downloading and installing each map individually, and once it's installed
you'll be able to play in most of the FortressFest events. Find a mirror closest to you:
install the map pack, just double-click on the file after you've downloaded it. It will
ask you where your Quake directory is; be sure to give it the right directory or else all
the files will go to the wrong place! Note that we forgot to include the SpazBall map--see
TeamFortress Maps (Including SpazBall)
like to download and install the maps separately, or if you already have several maps
installed and just want to pick up the ones you don't, here's a list of downloads. Note that we goofed and forgot
to include SpazBall in the map pack, so if you want to participate in the SpazBall games you'll have to
download this map individually (it's worth it. :)
If you download the maps individually, please note that many maps (such as
SpazBall, Rock, or Braveheart) require you to move the .mdl files into the
quake/fortress/progs directory. Please see each map's individual readme file for
information. If you're confused, just use the full map pack install from above.
and Using GameSpy
easiest way to find TeamFortress games on the net is with GameSpy, the Universal Gaming
Network! Simply head over to the GameSpy website and
follow the download links for more information. Once GameSpy is installed, all you need to
do is launch the program and click on the "id fortress" master server (at the
left hand side of your window.) GameSpy will automatically show you all the TF games going
on. Double-click on a server and it will launch TeamFortress Quake--you're in a game as
easy as that!
and Using IRC
a registered user of GameSpy, you can access the built-in GameSpy chat client to get onto
IRC. (GameSpy registrations are $20, and you'll get a lifetime of free updates and
upgrades.) If not, you don't have to miss out on IRC FortressFest events. Download an IRC
program such as Mirc and follow the instructions for
getting started. The FortressFest channel is located on the server irc.3dnet.net, port 6667, on channel #fortfest. You can also find general
TeamFortress help on #teamfortress.
should be everything you need to get started! Happy downloading, and enjoy FortressFest