Vietcong

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  1. Ned

    Ned Public Forum Coordinator

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    Vietcong is one the most underrated and overlooked FPSs ever released. Yes its release in 2003 saw some significant issues but these were quickly patched. This class based game gives us an awesome singleplayer experience and a variety of multiplay game modes including co-op. Wide-screen is supported and with todays systems you can play the game in it's full glory.


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    • Official site (google translated from german)
    Translated version of http://www.vietcong-game.de/

    • Developed by PTERODON
    PTERODON, Ltd.: PTERODON Projects

    • Fan site
    :: AUSCONG.COM :: [EVERYTHING VIETCONG] [100% AUSTRALIAN]




    Two expansion packs were released. Fist Alpha and Red Dawn.


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    Vietcong: Purple Haze was a pack released that combined Vietcong with Fist Alpha.




    Patches and Red Dawn downloads here
    AusGamers Files - Vietcong Files

    notes
    • Vietcong must be patched to v1.60 before installing Red Dawn
    (Fist Apha doesn't matter)
    Backdoor.Ranky notifications when you try to load v1.01 of the game are false-positives
    -patching the game fixes this issue





    The Multiplay modes are quite diverse. The usual Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Last Man Standing modes are there, there are a couple of varieties of Capture the Flag, an objective style gametype called Assault Team Game where both teams have different objectives and Co-op where it's a squad of humans on a mission verses the game!


    I've set up three basic servers:

    • Vietcong
    • Vietcong Fist Alpha
    • Vietcong Red Dawn


    Initially I want to look at the co-op mode then progress from there.

    Anyone here interested in checking out this game?



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    There are two FPS games that I consider the best ever and that is COD1 and Vietcong1. The atmosphere, tension and realism is unnerving and the SPlayer campaign is long.

    I've lost my original CD's but have another copy on mail order already!
     
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    I found the first Vietcong the best FPS I have ever played, The storyline was great and the gameplay was tense.
     
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    original trailer found on youtube, see top post :mrgreen:
    (thanks to wayfarer for reminding me how to embed youtube into a post!)
     
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    I bought Vietcong on a whim at an EB games sale and enjoyed everyminute of it. One of the first FPS games I thought was beautiful graphics wise. That battle on the hill at night (and possibly in the rain) remians one of my fav gaming moments and one of the most intense fights, second only to Pavlov's house in COD1. I ahve the disks somewhere but god knows where i put them.....
     
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    Would still class this as one of the best FPS games, when it was not ruined by hackers/cheats in the multiplayer mode.

    I actually preferred VC2, but it did not get the following. The developers were forced to put in vehicles by the publishers, and just lagged the multiplayer servers. Most multiplayer server rules at the time were no rockets and vehicles were turned off, which made for a more competitve game. Some people didn't like the rule. Only about 4 aussie clans ever got into this game, and a very brief 2x2 death match ladder was run.

    Vietcong in it's hey days 3-4 years ago had many clans and had 3 seasons of ladders run by Auscong, with half a dozen aussie servers at the time.

    Haven't played in over a year, the clan wars were what really added to this game.. The game is no longer supported and the anti-cheat does not work, and with so many publicly available cheats, I just wouldn't play multiplayer any more.

    Single-player is good and many custom maps are available to download to play co-op mode on. Still good for a LAN party or start a server for a group of friends you know and trust.
     
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    The server runs HradBa v206 which still catches quite a lot.
    (three in the first 10 minutes of a game last time i fired up the server!)

    A lot of the online servers don't run it which is crazy. I've also seen a lot that don't run the latest version (206). The latest patch installs v200 and the expansions will give you v202.


    Check this article about the making of HradBa...
    :: AUSCONG.COM :: [EVERYTHING VIETCONG] [100% AUSTRALIAN]


    Hence this thread! If we get enough players we trust we can password the server :)
     
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    Would be cool to play co-op with a bunch of trusted TOG'ers. :)
     
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    I paid $37 for the game this week and I'm now patching. Loaded up the main menu and heard that guitar music I'd forgotten long ago and when "oh man - this roxs!" :)
     
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    Help keep the game alive guy's there are still Aussie user's out there that are active.
    I run a server called aussieassassins.com in 1.60
    Website is Aussie Assassins - Powered by vBulletin feel free to register.
     
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    I used to love playing this game. Quite literally I used to head over to my mate's when his uncle came over and every night he was over it was a 3 v 3 death match on the map i foreget its name but its got the pier a few crates as well as a tunnel area and a lighthouse like building. So much fun i loved those days haha was always hiding ontop of the tunnel area with a sniper rifle shooting the people going for the draugnov at the end of the pier.
     
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    Arr yes that would be HalongPort :)
     
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    Any body still play Vietcong, I am really showing my age.
     
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    Fond memories of creeping through the brush, sneaky & quiet, lining up shots with the ol' Remington bolt action...

    and a mate of mine calling mortars down all the damn time ><
    Heh. Was fun. I'd hit a game of this, mayhaps. Co-op or deathmatch?
     
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    We are still active as an Australian clan and regularly hold clan wars if anyone is interested in getting back in to Vietcong and joining a clan visit Aussie Assassins - Powered by vBulletin and register and if you like the site and clan lodge an application.
    I am the leader of the clan and i hope to see this game pick up with activity soon because it is dying unfortunately.
     
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    I loved playing Vietcong, it was a great game.
    I'm sure I still have the CDs around here somewhere..... maybe
    :)
     
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    Still a very strong interest on the game, I and many more are still quite active every Sunday and Monday (Training) evening 8.30pm Aussie servers.
    We quite often have clan wars/Fun wars with another Australian clan and we have an absolute ball on team speak.
    I have changed to a different clan the website is The VieTconG LiQuiDaTorZ >>[vL^#?}<< Clan | Forum - Index Everybody is welcome to register and/or join if you are Aussie or from New Zealand (Ping Purposes).
    Or if anybody would like to jump on our server either Sunday or Monday evening 8.30pm AEST and have a bash, Id be known as MrBe@n[vL^4?}.
     

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