I decided to create this page, after so many other players on
Heat.net have accused me of being a cheater. I do not cheat, I just happen to have come up
with a few different strategies on how to play this game, and they are effective. These
seem to work very well for me, but your mileage may vary. Hopefully these tips will
prove useful to you as well. As soon as you feel you have mastered the basics, be
sure to check out the Advanced page.
First of all, these are the parts of my system that I feel help out the most (I will
explain the controls more fully in each units respective section):
Microsoft Precision Pro joystick
Voodoo3 3000 AGP
Sound Blaster Live! Value sound card
Cox@Home cable modem
Here are the reasons why:
The joystick provides very precise controls.
The 3DFX card shows much more detail, making it easier to do things
like spot the ground troops, while flying the chopper.
Believe it or not, the sound card actually helps you hear which
direction bullets are coming from. This helps in hectic situations where you are
surrounded, and need to know which direction to aim!
The cable modem provides for a lag-free connection to heat.net's
OK, for those of you that don't already have the Wargasm
Control Patch, I recommend that you download it now. After you install the patch, you
will be able to configure most of your controls through the game's options menu, as I have
done. Each of the unit's controls are detailed in their respective sections.
Most of my controls are configured using the patch, but I also have some controls
allocated by the Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller Software V3.02. Once you
get the 3.02 software installed, you will be able to configure any of your joystick's
buttons to do whatever you want it to. The only thing that I use that isn't
specified in either of these locations, is the operation of my joystick's hat. I use
this to switch between the different views. These are the only things that I have
activated in my wargasm.swa profile:
|Shift + Button A
|Shift + Button C
|Shift + Button D
There are a couple of things that I do have to point out:
Hellfires have to be the most powerful weapon in the
game. Other weapons have their uses, and I will sometimes even pick one over a
in certain situations. Generally, you want to be holding onto some if you can get
DON'T SPAWN RIGHT BEHIND PEOPLE!!!
is one of the cheesiest things that a person can do to get a kill. Some people say
that it is war, and anything goes... but if you have to resort to this to kill me,
you should go somewhere else to practice. Most of the time, this practice is going
to get you killed anyways. I have a tendency to kill people before they even get out
of the map screen since this does annoy me. I will also be caused to hunt you down,
and kill off all of your units. Gee, it almost sounds like this might be something I
don't like... hehehe.
Always keep track of your map. This is the only way you have of finding out where the troops are located. Also,
after somebody loses a unit, watch the map closely to make sure that they don't spawn
right behind you! If they do, and you are watching them closely enough, you can
still get the jump on them while they are switching from the map view.