Common Errors Solution For IW5M
1. Could not reach the iw5.prod.fourdeltaone.net server. Error code from CURL: XX
a. Your connection to the internet is broken.
b. IW5M server MAY be down. Check using http://s.mufff.in/status
c. Check your firewall/antivirus program.
2. I get a "Couldn't load image 'loadscreen_mp_*mapname*'"
If you have not downloaded the DLC look here: here.
If the error is related to a normal IW5 map, then download the missing .iwd from another torrent, or verify your game on Steam. (iBlack's site doesn't work anymore)
3. I don't have a crosshair in-game
Open "players2\config_mp.cfg", with Notepad++ (or notepad your choice), and search for:
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set cg_drawcrosshair 0
change it to:
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set cg_drawcrosshair 1
or if you still have issues try
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seta ui_drawCrosshair "1"
4. My game doesn't start when I launch it
Make sure you're running LaunchIW5M.exe as Administrator. And if that doesn't work then make sure you have .NET Framework 3.0, 4.0, and 4.0 extended installed.
5. My current version XXX has expired.
Delete caches.xml and start up LaunchIW5M.exe
6. Where can I get DLC maps?
there are links for it
Make sure to put the fastfiles/.ff files inside zone\dlc and the .iwd's into \main\
7. I can't connect to matchamking!
There is no matchmaking in IW5M.
8. Invalid .IWD's Referenced, Impure Client Detected!
Either YOU are missing some DLC .iwd's or the server is missing it. Or you have tampered with some important files inside your .iwd's redownload your entire main folder or the one you messed with.
9. Could not load image FileSysCheck.cfg
10. I'm stuck at 'Connecting to online services."
Server may be down or you can't connect to the NP server/not allowed to connect. Make sure to be running the LATEST IW5 files from Steam.
11. If you have problem where you can't create a new class or do private match and it looks somewhat like this picture
Then you are using another language to play the game, you MUST use the English version of the game only. You may download the conversion from here!
If you get this error when using the English version, delete caches.xml and launch the game again.
12. If you keep on getting a message saying "Player data corrupt please reset."
Then you can try deleting your entire players2 folder and starting your game again.
13. How to use dev console?
~/` which is next to 1/under esc. The console is VERY limited, but you can do some commands, make sure to input commands like this: cg_fov 90 and not without the / .
14. patch_mp.ff is different from server.
Delete caches.xml and start LaunchIW5M.exe
15. -Win XP Users- Can't login without password.
Create a file called IW5M.ini then open it and put in your username and pass.
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16. When I start IW5M I get "The procedure entry point ?Lock@CThreadFastMutey@@ACEXII@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library tier0_s.dll."
Just delete caches.xml -if you have it- and start LaunchIW5M.exe you're running on an older client of IW5M.
17. How to stop auto login?
18. I can't start SP/Spec Ops anymore!
Download and use this: clicky
19. How do I change my IGN/username?
Easy, click this: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=reg_details and change it where it says ''username''
20. I can't alt+tab properly!
Start your game in ''Fullscreen Windowed(No Border).
21. Ping is high in the server list?
That's a known bug, and when you're in-game your ping is lower.
22. I can't load Vortex and U-Turn, why is that?
Beacuse the maps are not released on the PC yet.
23. Could not load image *imagename*
That has something to do with broken .iwd's. Redownload them, or verify your game on Steam.
24. How can I change my FoV?
By using the console(mentioned above) and by typing in cg_fov xx (xx being from 65-90).
25. Killstreak is unbound?
You need to set it up in the options>controls>actions>killstreak slot.
26. I got kicked/banned by a server owner, what can I do?
Well firstly, don't complain to us. Talk to the server owner, there is nothing we can do.
27. My game is freezing.
Close xfire in-game if you have it opened. Or check your ping/fps.
28. How do I install, download IW5M?
Thanks to our member IVIodern, here is a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs8AxHDtb7Y (not going to embed this)
29. I see cheaters!
We have an anti-cheat, but there are still some people that find a way around that. Anyways we have an anticheat. And we don't accept Cheat Reports.
30. I'm getting: Data Error By DBNUpdater.Updater. (CacheContentFile )
Here is what you should do: move your whole game folder somewhere(out of Program Files atleast), right click on the folder, properties, un-check read only, run LaunchIW5M.exe as an admin.
31. I get "connecting..." message and I can't connect to any servers!
Make sure the system time on your computer is synchronized with a time server - the clock on your computer and the dedicated server you're trying to connect to may not differ too much.
(Works in Window 7)
Click on time Shown at the Right bottom Corner of the Screen Then go to Change Date and Time Settings
Then Go to Internet Time
Then Click On Change Settings and then Click on Update Now
1. I can't connect to my own server!
Chances are the problem is on your side; Check your ports and firewall.
2. I get this error: Connecting to online services....
Here are some possible causes:
a. Your ports aren't open
b. You launched the server with incorrect parameters
c. The master server is offline
d. You haven't created a .dsx file in your IW5 folder, restart and try again.
3. Where can I download the server files?
You may use the Steam IW5 Dedicated Server to download all the newest files require to run a dedicated server. Or you can download the dsut.zip file given by 4D1 and run it.
4. How can I have DLC maps in the map rotation?
Edit default.dspl with Notepad++ or Notepad but Notepad++ is preferred.
You will find at the bottom *,TDEF_default,1
change the * to whatever map you want to always use such as mp_overwatch,TDEF_default,1
that will have Overwatch in the map rotation.
5. How can I change the game rotation?
Open default.dspl using a text editor and change the *,TDEF_default,1 line or anything that's in the MIDDLE of the map,GAMEMODE, weight to whatever you have in your admin folder. Eg. *,SND_default,1 will set the game mode as Search and Destroy when it is selected.
6. My server keeps crashing!
Try to find a mini dump of the crash and then send it to a Tech Support member.
7. DSUT crashes when open under Windows Server 2008!
Go to Server Manager > Features > Add Features > (expand .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features) > (check .NET Framework 3.5.1) > (click Install)
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