COD: Modern Warfare 3 - No-Steam Multiplayer!!

COD: Modern Warfare 3 - No-Steam Multiplayer! 
Play Multiplayer for Free via TeknoGod's Loader with Reloaded/Steam releases.
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UPDATED: Feb 2012 - added Update 4, TeknoGod's Loader 2.4, and TEP files.
UPDATED: March 4, 2012: Added updated TeknoGod's Loader v2.6.3.0!!
Note: All servers and clients below v2.61 of loader have been dropped.

For those of you who "tried-before-you-bought" the game in the older Modern Warfare 3 post, here is a new tutorial to help you setup Modern Warfare 3 for multiplayer action.  If you have the Reloaded release or the Steam version, this will get you updated and ready to play.

AlterIWnet has released a new multiplayer client called AlterMW3, but it is very buggy at the moment and actually breaks the singleplayer portion of the game.  TeknoGod's has also released a new loader which supports all game modes and is the culmination of 3 months of hard labor and testing.  AlterMW3 requires an always-on internet connection and only works if their server is up. On the other hand, TeknoGod's Loader works over the internet, but it doesn't require an internet connection making it perfect for LAN matches!!  Due to these facts, this guide will focus on getting TeknoGod's loader up and running, since the AlterMW3 program causes more problems than it's worth.
I was originally going to make a new post for BlackOps since AlterIWnet had also released an AlterOps client, but that is also buggy, it breaks singleplayer, and doesn't support Zombies.

Continue reading for the latest update, fix, and playing either Reloaded or Steam versions.

COD: Modern Warfare 3 - No-Steam Shareware Version :)

COD: Modern Warfare 3 - No-Steam Shareware Version.
Play Solo and Special Ops for Free from Reloaded/Steam.

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UPDATED Dec 14, 2011 - added Latest update, Reloaded v2 fix, and TeknoGod's Loader.

For those of you who "try-before-you-buy" and others who prefer to "get their feet wet before diving in" for the entire purchase, here is a small guide to help you transform Modern Warfare 3 into an "unofficial shareware" version.  Either you downloaded the Reloaded release, or you acquired the game from Steam through nefarious means and now you hunger for more...

If you have already downloaded and installed the 13.8 GB RELOADED release, you are ready for some "shareware" action - just skip down to the good parts and play.
If you haven't grabbed the game yet, you can legally download the 13.8 GB worth of COD:MW3 server files straight from steam... insert the files and play!
Continue reading for installing and updating either version.

Red Orchestra 2 Dedicated Server Tutorial [Windows]

This tutorial is for a WINDOWS setup and was tested with RedOrchestra2WindowsDedicated Version 9 (Sept. 24, 2011).  It will allow for LAN connections without the need for Steam.  Clients must use Skidrow's game fix and connect via console command [open: IP:port].

Port Forwarding if behind a router.
You need to know your External [WAN] IP address.
Learn all this @
Turn Off Windows Firewall!

I. Installation:
1. Download hldsupdatetool.exe setup file.
This tool is used to download and update the dedicated server.
2. Run hldsupdatetool.exe and install it into a folder. eg. C:\SRCDS
3. Now go to C:\SRCDS and double click hldsupdatetool.exe. [This will update the tool.]
4. To download the files for your RO2 dedicated server:

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - No Steam Edition

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Current Game Version:

How to Play Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad [minus Steam]:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 - [Included in UE3Redist.exe]
Microsoft's .net Framework 3.5 - Download and install .net 3.5

Quick Setup:

I. Install Red Orchestra 2:
Download the split archives and use 7-zip to extract to an empty folder [Red Orchestra 2].
After extraction, browse to ..\Binaries\windows:
Run UE3Redist.exe to install a DirectX update and Visual C++ 2008 SP1.
Also, run pbsvc_hos.exe to install punkbuster service.

II. Update Red Orchestra 2:
Update RO2 using the update archives linked below.
Download the split archives and use 7-zip to extract to your RO2 installation folder.
Or run the update installers and install to your RO2 installation folder.

III. Patch game and Play with Skidrow's Fix or RevLoader.
Extract Skidrow's Game Fix to your RO2 installation folder.
Open SKIDROW.ini with notepad and set your name.

Take Windows 8 Developer Preview for a Testdrive in Virtual Box.

windows 8 developer preview

What is Windows 8 Developer Preview?
"Microsoft has officially released the developer preview version of Windows 8 during the BUILD developer conference. The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers, and thus is not suitable for those looking for stable or intending to run on production system, as the downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice.

The released Windows 8 Developer Preview has the build version of Windows 8.8102.0.WINMAIN_WIN8M3.110824-1030, or full build string for x86 edition of version 6.2 (Build 8102.101.x86fre.winmain_win8m3.110830-1739), or indicating it’s compiled and signed off on August 30th, 2011, and is still a build within M3 development brand. Meaning it’s pre-beta.

3 versions of downloads are currently available officially from Microsoft on MSDN. If you decides to install Windows 8 Developer Preview, do read the Windows Developer Preview guide [.pdf].

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