Scenario Tactics

Learn the scenarios Although real tank commanders in World War II never had the opportunity to go back and replay scenarios, you do, and you should take advantage of that opportunity. In some cases, as in real war, the information you will receive during a briefing is flawed or incomplete. Similarly, advantages in terrain and weak spots in the enemy's positions can be found only through repeated play. If you fail a scenario, try it again right away while it is still fresh in your mind. When you...

Realism Settings

The game realism settings are located in your notebook on the platoon setup scrccn, which can be accessed by clicking on your ADC, then selecting the Headquarters tab. For more information on the ADC and the platoon notebook screen, see chapter six. The Beginner, Advanced, and Expert sections show which settings are pre-selectcd for each of those levels of play. No matter what level of play or options you select, friendly units outside of your platoon and all enemy units will use the most...

Config

Before playing the game for the first time, you must set your 3D configuration using the 3D Config utility included with Panzer Elite. Run this program, and select from one of the following settings Software Renderer. This setting uses the game software itself to draw the vehicles and terrain during the course of the game. It provides medium-quality graphics and the slowest speed, while allowing the game to run on many lower-end systems without newer graphics cards. Advanced settings for the...

Options

This button brings up a choice of four further buttons for reconfiguring the keyboard, changing the resolution of the game, modifying sounds, and editing mouse and joystick controls, as well as an EXI T button for return to the main menu. The Reassign Keyboard button brings up a set of four text boxes with the default settings, which may be changed and saved noie that if a button is already assigned to another feature, that button will have to be reassigned as well , or the default settings...

Multi Player Games

Multiplaycr Panzer Elite is somewhat different from the single scenarios or the campaign game. As with any online or multiplaycr game, crowding, poor phone lines, and slow host or user systems can affect the quality of gameplay. For best results, try a sample game before playing, allowing players to determine whether they can play, if there are too many players, if the game runs too slowly, or if there is a lot of lag for some or all of the players. Once the game has been tested, and...

Joining A Multiplayer Game

From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer. You will be given a choice of connection types to use. TCP IP Manual requires you to type in the IP address of the host's system manually. TCP IP Auto will search for the host IP address. IPX will search for a local IPX host. Once one or more games have been found at the appropriate address, you will be given a choice of games to join. Once your friend's game is found, you will see information on his multiplay session....

Hosting A New Game

When starting a multiplayer game, it is often best to converse offline or through an online chat system to agree on the majority of the game setup beforehand. There is also a chat feature available while waiting for the host to configure the game and for other players to join in -this can be used to make final selections or changes. This will ensure fairness to all of the players, as well as allowing the person with the best connection and most powerful system to host the game. Upon choosing to...