FACTION -- ONE OF THE BEST PC GAMES EVER MADE
there. Perhaps you downloaded Red Faction on Steam, or perhaps
you bought the discs on Ebay. Whatever the case, welcome.
Without getting into a one-sided discussion on the semantics
of the term "dead game", let's just say that some
of us are still kicking around. We've been keeping the torch
lit for veterans to visit or new players to jump in.
have said this game is dead for many years, and for the
most part they're right. BUT, you can still play the original
Red Faction's multiplayer, AND IT'S LOTS OF FUN.
you want to join in a game, there are a few things you need
to know. First, there is currently only one dedicated server
that runs the original, "unmodified" multiplayer
(v1.2, the last official patch). Its name is www.redfaction.info.
It also has a website that supports it at redfaction.info
other servers require a patch, or add-on, called Purefaction.
As it states on purefaction.org,
"It adds functionality such as automatic map downloads,
support for modern hardware, bug fixes, new maps, an updated
level editor, server creation assistance, first person spectate,
a new user-friendly ingame interface and many other features."
Purefaction gives you the ability to join any server, and
it does not inhibit your ability to join servers that aren't
running Purefaction themselves.
course, you can always run your own non-dedicated server
on the fly if you wish, regardless if you are running Purefaction
of the remaining Red Faction community has moved to Factionfiles.com
and the Steam community forums.
visit the Links page for more Red
Faction sites and the Forums page
for direct links to Red Faction forums.
NEW PLAYERS! READ THIS:
The Red Faction community, such as it is/was, has a long
history of negative drama. Years of arguments, name-calling,
backstabbing, poor server administration, lying, and cheating
have given birth to outright hatred between many players.
Some of this still lingers, and very few (if any) of the players
who were a problem will admit to their childish attitudes
and irrational behaviour.
The community is so small now that it's actually a good
time to play, as most of the troublemakers are gone. The
reason I'm telling you all of this is to let you know that
those of us who remain have very little tolerance for bullshit.
So, the bottom line is this: DON'T BE A DICK! Be a dude.
Thanks for reading. Carry on, and have fun.