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Before we start, please know that this is a re-post and yet edited for accuracy ... Now that it is done, let's start Please know that the following is ESSENTIAL PARTS that we should know before any of your problems *Please specify the following CPU : [ ] [O.Cing or not] GPU : [ ] [O.Cing or not] RAM : [ ] Have you verified the cache? How long was it ago since you played Squad last time? - Long time? You need to do clean install... How to do clean install in courtesy of @beginna ------------------------------------------ Depending on the question Is your GPU AMD or Nvidia ? Did you initiate any necessary driver updates? Provide the log file? For reason why I am writing this since lately, I have seen so many people asking for help without specifying the basics.... No I am not pissed or anything, it's just as people who want to provide help, it's essential for us to reduce any unnecessary delays between people and get to the bottom of the problem FAST. Thank you! Would appreciate if someone could pin this or re-word the above as it needs to be. P.S All of the info is 100% came from within the forum... Thank you to all smart Squaddies!
Para posted a topic in Introductions / New PlayersLatest Old Hello and welcome to a new video I put together for Squad. It will help new players who are coming into Squad fresh, and even help some of us who have been around since the start of the Squad kickstarter with a few hints and tips. I have tried to keep the information straight forward and helpful, some of the deep mechanics of the game I will do in another video, but for now this video will give you the fundamentals to get in game and know what's happening. The game can be overly complicated for new players, and as we push forward with vehicles and emplacements, getting the core fundamentals and game play basics with infantry will stead you over nicely. If you enjoy this video and found it helpful, let me know and give me your feedback, suggestions for future videos I may make. Thanks for watching. See you on the battlefield. Para.
Hi players! I'm from the Philippines and I don't know anything about Squad aside from what I watch from Youtube. And it's f*&^king awesome! I wanna play it! But I can't seem to find information regarding the following: 1. System requirements 2. How to connect to servers/join sessions. 3. I saw some of the contents in this forum regarding updates and different versions, how do I update mine? 4. Are there any players here who are also from the Philippines? 5. Our internet connections here in the PH is really ****ed up. Will I be able to connect at least in the region of asia? (I have GTA V online and i can play it seamlessly) 6. Can you give me a link for something to read that will be very helpful for a newbie. Thank you! Cheers!
I really like the medic role, so I've put together a few tips that might be of help to others, I've also included some tips on how to help your squad's medic fulfil their role and help you. If anyone has any other medic tips please add them :D How to be a medic. >Your job is not killing enemies. Getting downed players up is your only responsibility, what you get points for, and should be what you take utmost pride in achieving. Your gun should only be used in self defense and providing cover fire. >Stick to your SL like glue. They create rally points and fobs. If SL goes down and can't be revived and there is no nearby rally or fob then the squad wipe, ticket loss and long run back into combat is your fault. > Always know where your squad members are. You should always be checking the map (have it zoomed right in) and know who is who, what they are doing, where they are, and how you will get to them if they go down. Also see those little green/red/yellow dots on your compass? Use them to get to players quickly. >Always try and get players up no matter how difficult or impossible it seems. Always make an effort. If other players don't feel like you will make every effort to get them up they will always give up and this will bleed tickets and lose the match. If you can't get to someone because the risk outweighs the benefit explain that but always try everything you can. >Communicate. Let people know you are trying to get them up and give them an idea of how long it will take. Also let the squad know if you go down. Use both squad and local chat to keep everyone up to date. >Don't bunch up. When defending try and find a safe spot near to the rest of the squad where you can get to them easily but not expose yourself to rpg/grenades/snipers. >Avoid the other medic. Work separately from the other medic, don't both heal the same guy. You need at least one medic up at all time. >Use your binos. Only you and SL have binos so make use them. Be careful though of exposing yourself to snipers. >Be patient. Players will usually take some time to bleed out so there is no need to foolishly rush around. You have a responsibility to the rest of the squad to stay alive. Keep calm and judge the safest way to get them up. >Use your smoke. Don't rush trying to get players up, take the time to get some smoke down on players out in the open. Also help the squad by providing smoke when coming under heavy fire, this saves them having to put their weapons away. >Ask for cover. Don't be afraid to ask for cover you while you get someone up. You are super exposed when reviving and sometimes a bit of suppression while you work makes all the difference. >Get to cover before healing. Don't heal out in the open. Tell your squad mate to follow you back to cover so you can heal them. >Have balls. In some situations such as intense firefights you don't have the luxury of checking the map, waiting for cover/smoke etc. Sometimes it's all on you to kill all the enemies and revive everyone. So man up, dive in, and get the job done! How to help your medic help you. >Stay with the squad. Don't go charging off on your own. If you go down the medic needs cover, and who is going to provide this if you are not with the squad? You don't need to all bunch up but keep a reasonable operating distance to everyone else. The Medic has to prioritize keeping the SL and as many members of the squad up as possible, if you go down away from the squad you are simply risking your medic's and the whole squad's life. >Communicate. Let your medic know you are down and help them locate you. Don't assume they know who you are and where you are. You have the map open so help guide the medic to your location. Also let them know about any nearby threats. >Be patient. It can take some time to get to you, this is normal. Smoke/cover/a safe route might need to be established, other players might need healing or the medic might have to heal themselves. Don't give up just because they don't come over instantly, it should always be a last resort. >Bandage downed players. This is related to the point above. Getting to a downed player can take time, so if you can, bandage a downed squad mate, Then there is no risk of them bleeding out before a medic gets to them. Obviously there is no need to risk putting your weapon away if the medic is nearby. >Provide smoke and cover. Your medic is super vulnerable while reviving. Cover them while they do their work, and don't run off chasing enemies leaving them exposed, you have a responsibility to help keep your medic alive. >Seek the medic after being hit. You can't see it, but your health will be low and you will need healing, seek medic at the first opportunity. >Keep your gun out and let the medic bandage you. If you are in a firefight and start bleeding and the medic is nearby tell them to bandage you and keep firing/ready to fire, no need to risk putting your gun away. >Try not to die out in the open. I know this is easier said than done, but try and always pay attention to where you are and what would happen if you suddenly came under fire. Try to stay near some cover as much as you can, and if you are getting shot at in an exposed place GTFO to cover ASAP. >Don't be afraid of taking the medic role. You can tell if a team will win or not by seeing how many medics they have. If I join a game and see nine man squads without two medics I know to switch teams. The medic is a very challenging, fun and rewarding role and everyone should master it and be able to fulfil the role if necessary.
I believe that the worst kind of hacker is the kind of hacker that intelligently hides the fact they are using any hacks. A hacker that uses an AIMBOT is caught and banned relatively quickly without causing a great deal of damage to the overall player base. So being an intelligent hacker is easily achieved by not using obvious hacks like an AIMBOT. An intelligent hacker can play for month after month or even indefinitely by just using an ESP. I believe ESP is the single most detrimental factor concerning the future of SQUAD. So how do we combat this threat?.. We all know that this is a very hard to combat, so often seen in a multitude of competitive shooter based games. I don't believe in gimmicks like punkbuster/fairfight/vac. They are ineffective. I believe we need to police our own servers.. and to do so effectively requires the development of SQUAD to empower server admins. As of right now server admins have very limited tools at their disposal. And as Donald J Trump would say. "It's sad..so sad... it's so very very sad" So with your help I want to compile a list of suggestions that will empower server admins to help keep our battlefield clean and healthy. It is very important that all suggestions are within the bounds of possibility.. so if you do have any suggestions please keep it logical. For the purpose of keeping this topic fun and interesting I would like you to name your own suggestions something cool. - STALKER MODE :ph34r: Upon suspicion of a user using ESP a server admin can spectate a user. Now this may sound similar to what Counterstrike has in place with OVERWATCH. On a basic level overwatch lets the overwatcher (if that's even a legitimate word to use) watch over a replay of a match that has been reported by (x) number of player/s. Except overwatch is still very limited. You can see many YouTube videos of players using overwatch to try and figure out if a potential hacker is using hacks or not but they're always questioning "are they using an esp hack?". It's very difficult to know for sure. Until now B) ... in STALKER MODE a server admin can observe a potential hacker by using the hackers hacks against them. In STALKER MODE an admin has ESP too.. how cool is that. So by spectating a potential hacker with the help of ESP, ESP actually becomes more helpful and less detrimental. By fighting fire with fire, an empowered admin can better justify adding a hacker to the ban list or even recording their actions for evidence. STALKER MODE.. FUCK YEAAAAHH Lets visualise for a moment to see how this may play out. You notice a player has unusually high kills and not that may deaths at the end of the round, maybe after a number of matches, or maybe your suspicions arise after numerous days of this player playing on your server. As a server admin you type STALKER MODE into the console while you wait for the next match to start. Scenario 1 The player you stalk has at times repeatedly died in situations that if they were to have used an ESP, they would not have died. Like walking around a corner or over a hill where a player using an ESP would expect contact, pre aiming or even pre firing. The player in this particular situation can be considered to have above average map awareness and no longer falls under suspicion of using ESP. Scenario 2 The player you stalk is for some reason pointing his cursor along walls and terrain in the general direction of the enemy and rarely aims in a direction where the enemy isn't. Suspiciously you can see with the help of ESP the player tracking enemies through objects on a consistent basis. Possible outcomes. An admin can feel comfortable knowing they have justifiably ban listed a hacker. And increased amount of gathered evidence. Hackers who are aware of STALKER MODE now have to act like they are not using ESP just in case the are being stalked.. whereas of now there is no deterrent whatsoever. Valid points Bearded Crusader - Admins using stalker-mode to their advantage. Karm - 1. The building of this functionality in game may help hackers to simply exploit it. 2. Times when events seem to be something that they are not. False accusations. Tbova - "with great power comes great responsibility". Okay so thats stalker mode. Its still a thought in process and I would love to hear any flaws or for that matter any improvements you can think of. More suggestions coming soon! - ANALytics [A thought in process that requires a lot more thought and a lot more process] - To Catch A **** [Just a name at the moment.. that has been censored for good reason :rolleyes: . But nevertheless I'm sure I can fit some admin empowering tool into it]
Hi everyone. Been playing for about a week now and I'm loving this game. I'm also new to this forum. However, I've got some questions that may sound strange or stupid: 1: Are there any servers in particular, forums in here or other places that have arranged matches on Squad for "noobs"? Just so new people with zero experience or understanding would get a chance to learn how to play? 2: How do you find a particular server ingame? I have not seen a way to search for servers,- only updating the server list. 3: It's not easy finding a good tutorial on how to play as a squad leader. I've come across a few, but they tend to leave important information (for me that is), such as how "FOV-points" or whatever they are called,- work. Any good tutorials out there? In the game, I had to learn how to build and maintain a fortificated position from a guy who kept yelling and team-killing in order for the other 2 squads to maintain their position. It's a game, and some of us just need to be respected for not having sufficient knowledge. Even as a rifleman. 4: Isn't people banned/kicked for "x" amounts of team-kills? This did not happen while on a server 9 hours before I wrote this. 1 guy team-killed over 10 times within 10 minutes. 5: Is it possible to kick people from my squad? How? And is it possible to kick an unassigned member somehow? 6: Names ingame sometimes got a tag. What's that good for and how do you get it? Last question that is likely to be the dumbest one; I've got the best resolution while playing, but never tend to see the enemy unless they are about 30m away. Everyone else seem to be pretty good at spotting enemy from a good distance, even while they are not "snipers". Is there any trick to spot enemies in dense enviroments, such as in a poppy-field or other flora? Any answer is highly valuabled. Thank you!