Version 1.11 of Sin is not officially supported by Activision. Please do not
contact their Technical Support department for problems you encounter
while using Sin version 1.11. Please send any bugs or problems you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Version 1.11 includes:
- added GameSpy internal server browser support
- Includes additional user CTF levels, ctf_barge, ctf_defense and SINnlos_ctf
- fully compatible with Macintosh version
- fixed sound compatibility problems
Version 1.10 includes:
- Cheat variable protected a bunch of developer commands
- fixed CTF flag cheat where you could join the other team while taking the
flag with you.
- say_talk spamming fixed
- various bug fixes
- added cl_speechdelay - spam control for speech synthesis, defaults to 1000
- added cl_nospeech - archived cvar that controls whether or not speech is active
- added ctf_forcejoin as archivable variable.
- fixed bug with cinematics and Direct X 7.0
- fixed annoying phantom windows that are left after vid_restarting
Version 1.07 - 1.09 were internal version numbers.
Version 1.06 includes:
- New Map "Spool". Spool is a 2-5 player deathmatch map created by Zor.
- 3DNOW! code bugs/crashes have been fixed
- Savegames have been fixed
- a deathmatch-only "auto switch weapons" flag has been added. Turning this
flag off will make it so that players don't automatically switch weapons when
running over a new weapon.
- there is now a new messagemode for talking, messagemode3. This mode can
also be accessed from typing, "say_talk":
say_talk [pitch] text
pitch - is optional, with 1 being normal, 2 being twice as high as normal and
0.5 being half as normal.
text - What ever you type will be phoenetically translated and synthesized.
Version 1.05 includes:
- New 3DNOW! optimized renderer
- fixed demos
- Added in game camera scripting system
After playing a path, the camera can be referenced by the targetname “_loadedcamera”.
cam load [filename]
Loads the camera path from cams/[filename].cam
cam save [filename]
Saves the current path to cams/[filename].cam. If the targetname of the path
has not been set, then it is set the same as [filename].
cam savemap [filename]
Saves the current path to cams/[filename].map. Creats a MAP file compatible
version of the camera path which can be inserted into your map files.
cam setpath [targetname]
Changes the current path to the path with the specified targetname.
cam settargetname [targetname]
Sets the targetname of the current path point [targetname].
cam settarget [target]
Sets the target of the current path point to [target]. Doing this will cause
the entity with the targetname of [target] to be triggered when the camera
reaches this path point.
cam setspeed [speed]
Sets the speed of the camera at this path node. Speed is displayed above the
currently selected path point when the path is being drawn. Speed is the
number of path points the camera will go through per second, so a speed of
2 makes the camera take ½ a second per path point. Speed defaults to 1.
SetSpeed sets the speed on the current node and any nodes added in the future.
Creates a new path point at the current player location and angle using the
Deletes the currently selected path point. The current node then becomes the
path point that was immediately after the path point.
Changes the position, angle, and speed of the currently selected path point to
that of the player and current speed.
Places the player at the position of the current path point. The player’s
view remains the same, however.
Selects the next point in the path.
Selects the previous point in the path.
Displays the current path. The Current path point is draw in yellow with the
speed drawn above it. At each node, a coordinate system is drawn to show the
orientation. Red is forward, green is right, blue is up. The lines draw
between path points to indicate the direction the camera will take.
Stops drawing the current path.
Makes the camera play the path once.
cam play [targetname]
Causes the camera to play the path specified by targetname once.
Makes the camera play the path and continuously loop.
cam loop [targetname]
Makes the camera play the path specified by targetname and continuously loop.
Stops the camera and switches the view back to the player.
cam watch [targetname]
Mark the node to tell the camera to watch the specified target when the
camera gets to that control point. Use ‘*1’ for targetname to specify
Mark the node to tell the camera to stop watching any entities when the camera
gets to that control point.
- fixed forcejoin for CTF. set ctf_forcejoin to 1.
- made Quantum Destabilizer less powerful during CTF.
- fixed drop weapon bug where you gain ammo.
Version 1.04 code includes:
- SinCTF Support ( See readmectf.txt for more information )
- Automatic map/skin downloading ( 'set allow_download 1' on the server to
- Decreased latency for weapon firing
- Reduced network traffic for deathmatch messages
- Removed copy protection
- Various bug fixes
Copy Protection Disabled
Even though you no longer need the CD in the drive to play Sin, we
recommend that you keep the CD in the drive while playing. Playing without
the CD is an unsupported feature.
Sin 1.10 and save games
Updating your Sin version to 1.10 may result in incompatible save games from
previous versions. While every effort has been made to make them backwards
compatible, they may not function correctly.
You should set the video options to "Default OpenGL". While 3DFX OpenGL may
work with your Voodoo3, Default OpenGL is the preferred setting
Under the Controls / Video Controls menu there is a setting labeled 'Texture
Mode.' The settings are Auto (the default), 8-Bit, and 16-Bit modes.
Leaving this as Auto is the recommended setting and will yield the best
performance. If you set this to 16-bit mode, you may notice reduced frame-rate in several areas of the game, mainly in deathmatch.
3Dfx Banshee chipset
On some Banshee chipset based cards, users will not see the "hit any key to
continue" load screen dialog box immediately after a level load. Press any
key and the dialog box will come up. Press another key to continue.
Some Banshee chipset based card users will find that Sin levels will look a
bit dark. Entering these two console commands may lighten up the map some.
EAX support will only work with EAX capable cards like the Sound Blaster
S_checkeax - ( default 1 )This variable controls whether or not EAX will be
checked when the sound system is started. It is an archived variable, so if
you change it, your changes will be saved.
The following are advanced variables controlling EAX effects.
S_eax_reverblevel - ( default 0.4 )The mix ratio between reverb and dry for
the EAX effects.
A3D 2.0 support
A3D 2.0 support will only work with cards containing the Aureal Vortex 2
chipset. The Diamond MX300 is one of these cards.
If you are experiencing problems (crashes) while using the A3D support, try
deleting the a3dapi.dll from the sin directory. Sin should automatically find
the correct a3dapi.dll in your windows directory.
S_use3dsound - ( default 1 )Controls whether A3D is to be used or not.
The following are advanced variables controlling A3D 2.0 effects.
S_rolloff - ( default 0.9 )
S_doppler - ( default 0.0 )
S_distance - ( default 23 )
S_min_distance - ( default 11 )
S_max_distance - ( default 10000 )
S_2dvolume - ( default 0.88 )
S_watereq - ( default 0.1 )
S_geometry - ( default 1 ) Controls whether A3D 2.0 functions are to be