[#iPug] How to join IRC & play your first pug!

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[#iPug] How to join IRC & play your first pug!

Postby HULKSMASH » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:09 am


Public vs PUG (Pick Up Game)
What is the difference between a public server and a pug?
PUG stands for "Pick Up Game" which is a more organized way of playing and are higher skilled than the regular "public" servers. PUGs are arranged via IRC through a bot, and teams are selected by captains - not randomly assigned or balanced.

What games do you support?
Currently we offer UT99 pugs, however we intend to add UT4 as soon as it's possible.
As the site develops and grows we intend to add support for other games as well.

What is NewNet?:
We play with NewNet on our servers, which is a UT mod that eliminates movement lag for any ping and makes every shot feel like it is fired straight away. NewNet makes it possible for people to play anywhere in the world, regardless of ping or location to server. It evens the playing ground and makes this community possible.

For older players returning to UT: it feels like Zero Ping, with little to no zero ping bugs.

What do you need?
To play a pug you will need:

  1. Image Unreal Tournament 99 (Tip: Buy the Unreal pack on Steam for $9.99)
  2. Image mIRC (Download) or a Webclient. This is used to join and organise the PUGs.
  3. Image TeamSpeak (Download). This is used to voice chat while playing the pug.
  4. Image Preferable but not required: A microphone*
  5. Image Maps - check out the map packs under the Downloads section (bottom of this post).

*If you do not have a microphone, you are required to add 'nomic' to the end of your name on IRC. This is to let people know you won't be using a microphone during the game.
Since in most gametypes is a team effort where good communication is crucial, it would be wise to invest a few bucks on a mic if you enjoy it and intend to stick around.

How to join a PUG

Connect to IRC

After you have installed MIRC, connect to server: irc.globalgamers.net.

Then join:
#ipug (the instagib pug channel)
#upug (the weapons pug channel)
#ownedwell (the general channel)

You can do this by typing this in the command line:

/join #ipug

Or you can add them to your standard perform on connect (this means that every time you start IRC it will enter these channels).
You can do this by going to Tools -> Options -> Connect/Options -> Perform
and then the following line, seperating the channels by a comma, eg:

/join #ipug,#upug,#ownedwell

Other channels that might interest you which aren't run by Owned Well are:

If you want to learn how to join multiple IRC networks, view this handy guide by FALLACY.

Joining a PUG in #iPug with the PUG bot
To see what game types are available and filling, type: .list

That gives you the following list:

Here you can see an overview of how many people are signed up for which gametype.
We can see that there are currently 5/10 players signed up for iCTF. Say for instance you would like to know who's signed up so far, you can also type .list <gametype>.
For example: .list ictf


You see an overview of how many people out of how many needed have signed up for the different game types.

Say you feel like playing iCTF, then all you have to do is type:

.j ictf

And you will be added. It's as simple as that.
If you want to add to multiple gametypes, that's also possible (you will automatically leave the other game types as soon as one fills).

So for example ifyou want to add yourself to iCTF, iDOM and iTDM you can type:

.j ictf idom itdm

Other useful commands:
.leave <gametype> - leave the named game type, but remain in any others you signed up for.
.lva - leave all gametypes
.mystats - view stats for how many games you've played etc.
.captain or .c - set yourself as a captain (this can only be done after the pug has filled)
.liast - view the current list + last game
.last - view the last played game
.lastt - view the game prior to last
.lasttt - view two games before last

What happens when the PUG has been filled

Once a pug has been filled (i.e. all available spots have been filled), captains will be chosen to create teams*. Someone can either choose to captain by typing .captain, but if no two players step up, the bot will automatically set two players as captain.
The people who have been elected captain then type .here so that the bot knows that the captains are present. (If a captain is AFK, he will automatically be kicked by the pugbot).
The captains then take turns picking players until all players have been distributed.

*Depending on gametype. For instance, in the gametype itdm the bot automatically creates teams and for death match there are no teams.

You then have 10 minutes to join TeamSpeak and join the server.

Join TeamSpeak
Open teamspeak, connect to ts.globalunreal.com. No password is needed.

Then scroll down to #iPug teams and choose the channel your team mates are in. Multiple channels exist so that multiple pugs can play simultaneously.
Say you're red, join your teammates in the red channel. If you're first in, choose the first available channel in your team colour. Not sure what colour you are? By typing .last in mirc you can see to what team you were assigned.

Join the Game
This part is pretty straight forward, copy the IP address which has been suggested as IP and fire up your UT. Go to Multiplayer > Open Location and paste the IP address. Remember to also copy the password, which is normally 'pug'. Make sure there are no spaces before and after the IP adress, or you won't be able to connect. Click OK and you will enter the server.


Have fun
Once in, you can join the correct team by typing (Press T in game) !blue or !red (in iTDM there is also: !green and !gold).

Blue is allowed to choose the first map and red the second. Once the team has settled on a map, you can type !v to bring up the vote menu.

Play by the rules and be sure to check out the iCTF basics and Do's and Don'ts below.

How to setup UT
An informative video as how to setup your UT was once made by rootsoft:

phpBB [video]

Looking for an INI? Whether it's for weapons of instagib: SJA94 has made a website with INI's for you to download and try.
So fancy a play with unrealshots', fallacy's or ravonix' settings? They're all on here: http://sja94.net76.net/ut/inis/index.php

Need help getting your ut running smoothly? There's a lot of techie people on the forum that will probably be able to answer your question.

Game types
While we currently only offer pugs for Unreal Tournament 99, we intend to add UT4 as it develops.

What instagib gametypes are there on #ipug?
  1. The most common gametype: Capture the Flag (iCTF)
  2. Team Deathmatch (iTDM)
  3. Domination (iDOM)
  4. Deathmatch (iDM)
  5. Tele CTF (teleCTF) - iCTF but with a translocator
  6. Multi CTF (mCTF)
  7. Teamdeathmatch War (itdmwar)
  8. Jailbreak (jb)
  9. 2 vs. 2 Team Deathmatch (2itdm)
  10. 2 vs. 2 Capture the flag (2ictf)
  11. iCTF beta map testing (biCTF) - similar to iCTF except two beta maps are picked.

What else is available on #ipug?
  1. SniperCTF (saCTF)
  2. Sniper Team Deathmatch (saTDM)
  3. Shock Domination (sDOM)

Do's & Don'ts:
- Read and play by the rules
- Use comms!
- Coordinate your attacks!
- Cover the flagcarrier (iCTF)
- Try and call out enemy attackers positions for the defense! (iCTF)

- Cheat (duh)
- Backshoot
- Chase people
- Lame
- Be racist

There's more!
Next to having your daily dose of pugs, we also run big tournaments every few months and also host leagues. The community is fun and the activity is off the hooks. The game, albeit old, still attracts many players from all over the world. So invite your friends, pass them this guide and start playing!


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Re: How to join IRC & play your first pug!

Postby z4TaN » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Very good guide! but pleace active upug...
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Re: [#iPug] How to join IRC & play your first pug!

Postby massie » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:39 pm

couldnt be more clear HULKSMASH :D
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