Manual map downloads
If you want to test a map, or are having issues downloading while in the game, here's how you download the map and make it usable by the game.
Find the map download link from an online repository (see below)
Download the .pk3 file by right-clicking the map name and choosing to "Save link as" or something similar in your browser window.
Move the .pk3 file to your game client download folder
Once you have a map downloaded, you can test a map out without connecting to a server or starting a game from the menu.
Start Urban Terror
At the first menu, hit the back-tick key ( ` ) to access your console
Type /map <MAPNAME>
Don't add the .pk3 extension of the file name. For example, if the map file is ut4_italy_a5.pk3, you can just type ut4_italy_a5.
Partial map names work sometimes too, if nothing else matches. For example instead of typing the full map file name you could type: /map italy.
You can hit the tab key after typing the beginning part of a map name to see matching maps. For example /map ut4_terrorism<TAB> would show all the terrorism maps you can choose from. But you have to be specific on which map name you type if you want it to load. For example: /map ut4_terrorism4.
You can customize your player to wear a hat, beard, mohawk, and other fun things on your character while you play. We have funstuff enabled on our server. Give it a try!
Every character has different options. In the game, look to see what characters you have set up for when you are on the red and blue teams (Setup > Player).
Go to this page, and look up the code you need to enter for the items you want. Note some things can be used with a helmet, other's can't.
For example, I have Tom and Rafiq set up. You can also choose an item for Free-for-all games, but you can only choose from the red version of your character. If I want a hat for each, these are the respective commands I'd jot down:
Blue team - Tom: capbl (blue hat)
Red team - Rafiq: caprd (red hat)
Free team - Rafiq: capgn (green hat)
Next, while playing a game, hit the console back-tick key ( ` ), which is usually under the escape key.
Type /fun<TEAM> <ITEM>. Don't have a space between /fun and the team color.
Now go show it off in game!
Recording (Demoing) a user