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.


Reloaded vs Steam [HLDS] Release:

1 - Download and install:
  • Reloaded's Release [check yer local torrent site.]:
Download the Reloaded release and extract the iso files. Mount or burn them.
Install from the iso files as usual into the default game directory.
Copy the content of the Crack folder on the DVD2 image into game directory.
  • Steam Release via hldsupdatetool:
Download hldsupdatetool.exe setup file.
-This tool is used to download and update the latest dedicated server files.
-Run hldsupdatetool.exe and install it into a folder. eg. C:\Games
-Now go to C:\Games and double click hldsupdatetool.exe. [This will update the installed tool.]
To download the files for the COD:MW3 dedicated server with hldsupdatetool:
-Create a new text file in C:\Games with this code:
install_MW3.bat
hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game "modernwarfare3" -dir C:\Games\ModernWarfare3

pause
Save the text as install_MW3.bat and exit.
Double click on install_MW3.bat to start downloading server files.
The files will come directly from Steam and install to C:\Games\ModernWarefare3.
[This may take a while and you may need to run it more than once to get all files at 100%]
Note: In the game folder, copy the contents of the "admin" folder to "players2" folder.


2 - Updating the Game:
  • Reloaded's Release:
The content of the Crack folder on DVD2 contains Update 1 files and Reloaded's game fix.
To update the game to Update 3, install the contents of this archive to your game folder.
Note: Update file does NOT include the latest  iw5sp.exe or iw5mp.exe executable files.
  • Steam Release via hldsupdatetool:
Installing from hldsupdatetool will always give you the latest game files [except for the sp and mp executables].  In order to update the game files, just run the install_MW3.bat file again and allow it to update any files.

3 - Applying Game Fixes:
  • Reloaded's Release:
Since the old Reloaded game fix suffered from a locked FSP, it is now obsolete.
Download and install 3DM's Proper SP fix.  Change name in 3dmgame.ini.
This new fix removes the FPS cap, saves are now in correct location, and Special Ops works.

Update: Reloaded released a Crack fix which fixes the FSP cap issue.
Reloaded's MW3 v2 Fix can be downloaded here.
Set your Nickname for Reloaded fix:
Extract this name changer [by madsheep] into your game folder and run it to change your name.
  • Steam Release via hldsupdatetool:
Download and install 3DM's Proper SP fix.  Change name in 3dmgame.ini.
This new fix removes the FPS cap, saves are now in correct location, and Special Ops works.



4 - Play Special Ops and Survival Over LAN [Both Versions]:
After installing the game, updating, and applying the latest fix, you may want to play some of the highly coveted LAN matches that are now being played.  You will need .NET Framework 4.0 from Microsoft installed.

Note: To play Special Ops or Survival on LAN you will need Reloaded's v2 fix and TeknoGod's Loader:

1- Install Reloaded's MW3 v2 Fix to the game's root directory.

2- Install TeknoGod's Steamless LAN Spec Ops / Survival Loader v1.2 to the root directory also.
Start the game by launching TeknoMW3.exe.  On first run, select your nickname or use the Settings button to change nickname and/or FOV.


TeknoGods Steamless Loader

==Usage for host==
1. Check 'I am the host' and press 'Start Game'.
2. In game press TeknoGods Coop to host.


==Usage for client==
1. Enter IP Address of host and press 'Start Game'.
2. In game press TeknoGods Coop to join.


Set your Player ID and open ports:
  • Each player needs a different PlayerID to connect and this number is tied to your stats file. In the game's main directory open the players2 folder to see your stats files.  Your player number will be the last 8 digits in the filename.  Set this before you begin playing: In the games main folder, open teknogods.ini with notepad and replace ID=\ with ID=any eight digit number.
    Example: ID=01001000
  • You may need to enable port forwarding for port 29184 [UDP] in your router/firewall.



For more info and support for TeknoGod's Loader see this forum post.



Enjoy.

If you like it - buy it.


OLD INFO / FILES---------------


Reloaded's Release:
The content of the Crack folder on DVD2 contains Update 1 files and Reloaded's game fix.
To update the game to Update 2, install the contents of this archive to your game folder.

Applying Game Fixes:
Reloaded's Release:
After copying the contents of the Crack folder on DVD2 image into game directory.
NOTE: To fix Reloaded's FPS bug, install the hybrid game fix below.
Steam Release via hldsupdatetool:
Install this hybrid game fix into the game directory and enjoy both Solo and Special Ops play!!
The hybrid fix includes Reloaded's steam_api.dll and 3DM's singleplayer .exe fix.

Set your Nickname [both]:
Extract this name changer [by madsheep] into your game folder and run it to change your name.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

i tried it didnt work missing iw5mp.exe and sp doesnt work its missing files

Matt said...

How did you get the co-op to work? It just keeps trying to connect to the server and fails.

Name change works great tho.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

why all this if the game don't work in coop?

only one word: timewaster

1FaN said...

this method works to play spec ops co-op ?

Anonymous said...

ahh ok
how much wait?

satannuts said...

whoops. Sorry for any confusion... I meant Special Ops when I had put coop. My bad.

For the time being, the only way to play coop and multiplayer is to buy the game... or wait...

SirSmokAlot732 said...

yup this is a defitite buy people. I mean its kinda one of those games u play online, the spec ops is where its at. i F*&^&* love it!!!!

arifaldy08 said...

hey I got problem from reloaded version. When I playing Iron Lady mission in the cutscene I got "disc read error", what should I do now? PLEASE HEELLPPP !!

sam said...

i bought the game from a store and istall it its valve steam installation when i finish installing it and crack everything i get "fatal error steam must be running to play this game" how to fix this thing please :(

richard said...

i got the black box version and wanted to play spec ops solo but failed so i downloaded the missing map and got disc read error help!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Teknogods' files are out, but I cannot make them work with Reloaded or 3DM versions of the game. Anyone has achieved it?

jimbo said...

Any way to update the game to the 1.4 version?

sarabose said...

Thanks for this big help, every thing is awesome. Drivers Download

satannuts said...

TeknoGod's hotfix and v2 both worked for me using reloaded's second fix.
Try it out and let me know if it works for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi all! Now it's possible play mw3 in multiplayer. Check altermw3.net ;)

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