A modification for SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate
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INTRODUCTION

SWAT 4 is a fantastic, if horrendously bugged product. I've spent countless hours playing the game, mostly in CO-OP on servers new and old, and there always seemed to be a glimmer of potential that has never been truly realized by games that followed it.

The best way to explain SWAT: Elite Force in short is a complete overhaul of the original game. The broken AI is fixed, cut content has been restored, and every weapon is precisely calibrated to its real world counterpart. The main campaign, a combination of the vanilla game and The Stetchkov Syndicate, has a carefully crafted unlock system that you can play through with a friend to complete. If that isn't what you'd prefer, there's also an All Missions campaign which allows you to play through any mission, including custom ones on the hard drive, with any equipment in the game, including some which is multiplayer sepcific. Even after you've completed the campaign, there's various flavors of permadeath to tackle...if you think you're Elite enough...

The gameplay itself has been drastically changed. You can now aim down the sights, and there are now traps to disarm. Doors can have their lock checked with the melee key. Suspects can employ a wide variety of personality types, from your usual, sideways-shooting crook to insane domestic terrorists which murder civilians at whim to heavily armored thugs with light machine guns. Your team is much, much smarter too, and with the restored Speech Recognition feature, you can even order them around with an attached microphone. You'll need the extra speed too, because incapacitated civilians that spawn around the map will die if you aren't quick enough, which will impact your score. The command system has been vastly improved with a new LEADER THROW set of commands that let you be the one to throw the grenade, and SEARCH AND SECURE, which orders your officers to restrain all compliant hostages/suspects and secure all evidence in range. After restraining a suspect or hostage, your team will also report it to TOC.

The equipment system is incredibly robust. There's over 40 pieces of new equipment, some of which was cut from the original game. You'll need to manage your team's weight and bulk. Too much equipment, and an officer will become too overencumbered. By carrying less weight, you and your officers will move faster, and by carrying less bulk, you and your officers will interact with things faster. In singleplayer, you can also pick your team's helmet and body armor, which protect you similar to how they did in multiplayer. The breaching tab has been removed - instead, there are now six tactical slots and the breaching equipment is available as other equipment. There's twice as many ammo options as in the original game, and the choices matter, since new factors like drag (how much momentum the bullet loses over distance) and ricochet potential (how likely a bullet is to bounce off a surface) vary. Grenades and wedges come in 3-packs, at the cost of consuming more weight and bulk. Less lethal equipment is truly less lethal, since tasers may incapacitate or even kill the elderly, those in poor health, or drug users, and beanbags, stingers and flashbangs can be hazardous at close range.

The game is much more approachable as well, with a cleaned up user interface which functions well on modern widescreen resolutions. There's also an FOV slider and a mouse smoothing checkbox, preventing you from having to tinker with game files to accomplish the same thing. Perhaps most importantly, the game actually warns you when you've encountered a penalty.

Initially, I envisioned SWAT: Elite Force as a tactical simulator that could be used to train police officers in a similar vein to Canadian Forces: Direct Action. After peeking at the games files however, I uncovered a wealth of unused content and decided to contact the original developers about the game. Over time, the game became a much larger, insane overhaul. It's been called the best way to play the game by most people, and I'm proud of that. Perhaps you'll find it to be the same.

--eezstreet

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. How to Install
  2. Changes, Summarized
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  4. Known Issues
  5. Other Minor Changes
  • Gameplay
  • GUI
  • Equipment
  • Mission Changes
  1. How to play in Multiplayer
  2. Credits
  3. License

HOW TO INSTALL

Copy the folder containing this folder (SEF) into your SWAT 4 directory (the one containing Content and ContentExpansion). For the CD copy of the game, this folder is located in C:/Program Files (x86)/SWAT 4 or C:/Program Files (x86)/Sierra/SWAT 4 For the GOG version of the game, it's usually located in C:/GOG Games/SWAT 4

!!! CAUTION !!! Do not extract the SEF folder into your Content or ContentExpansion folders (and therefore overwrite things), otherwise the mod will not work correctly.

To run the game, use the "Launch SEFMod.bat" file. To run SWATEd, use the "Launch SwatEd.bat" file. You can make a shortcut to these .bat files for more convenience.

The mod can be removed by deleting the SEF folder from your hard drive.

NOTE: You may run into an issue with the game not saving your settings, or throwing an assertion failure at times in the Settings menu. This is mostly a problem with Windows Vista and up; try giving the folder write permissions or "Total Control". Alternatively you can make your SWAT4x.exe run in administrator mode.

CHANGES, SUMMARIZED

The Stetchkov Syndicate and base game missions are compressed into one campaign. As in The Stetchkov Syndicate, some equipment will need to be unlocked.

New campaign options! Now you will have a good reason to create more than one campaign...

  • A new EXTRA MISSIONS campaign. These are curated missions which have voice acting, full maps, and scripting, and they are designed to feel like part of the original game.
  • Now you can create an ALL MISSIONS campaign. This pulls all of the installed maps from your hard drive and makes them into a campaign, albeit without briefings. Great for use with an installed custom map pack, such as the Mega Map Pack!
  • ..and of course, the original SWAT 4 + TSS missions are a third campaign option.
  • PERMADEATH. There are two Permadeath options, for the extra challenge. AI Permadeath makes slain SWAT officers never come back, and Player Permadeath ends your campaign once you die.
  • CAMPAIGN CO-OP. This feature allows you to play any (non All Missions, non Permadeath) campaign in multiplayer. Help your friends complete their campaigns!

Suspects employ a greater variety of tactics. "Insane" suspects will shoot without hesitation at hostages. "Polite" ones on the other hand, won't make this a priority. Civilians behave more realistically.

  • Suspects will also try to shoot at you as they're fleeing.
  • Suspects may now employ a "random patrol", "wander" strategy and don't stick to their assigned rooms as often.
  • Suspects have new equipment and may equip heavy armor.
  • Civilians may give up easier if they spot a suspect or a civilian being pepper sprayed, hit with beanbags, etc.

Smarter Officer AI!

  • Upon restraining a target, SWAT officers will now report it to TOC automatically!
  • SWAT officers are much more efficient at clearing rooms and don't form "death funnels" at doors as often
  • SWAT officers can now take cover like suspects do (including leaning around corners)
  • SWAT officers won't shoot through civilians to hit their target and are better at aiming with less lethal items.
  • SWAT officers will drop a lightstick after clearing a room.

Traps. This is a huge cut feature from the game. Some doors may be trapped with bombs or alarms, and you'll need to adjust your approach to deal with it.

  • This is a small thing but it has huge ramifications. Since some doors will be trapped, you will need to take alternate routes instead of using the same strategy every time.

New secondary objectives.

  • Some maps have drug bags which may need to be collected to get a perfect score.
  • Incapacitated civilians may bleed out and die if they aren't reported to TOC in time, which impacts your score slightly.

More equipment options.

  • Over 40 new pieces of equipment have been added, including shotguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, tactical gear, and armor.
  • The player can carry armor and all helmet options in singleplayer.
  • The breaching tab is removed and replaced with a sixth tactical slot.
  • The player can select how many magazines they would like to bring in the mission.
  • Heavy armor now shows a health percentage on the HUD. Heavy armor at 100% health can stop almost any bullet in the game, but as it takes damage, it loses the ability to protect you. It can only be shattered by bullets and sabot slugs, not buckshot or other rounds.
  • 3-packs have been added for wedges and grenades.
  • All secondary weapons equippable as primaries, and some primaries now equippable as secondaries.

Equipment is also much more realistic.

  • Weapons can be aimed down the sights, for better accuracy, using the zoom key.
  • All of your equipment factors into two meters: WEIGHT and BULK. Weight dictates your speed and is a measure of how heavy your equipment is. Bulk affects interaction speed (C2 placing/wedging door/toolkit use, but NOT restraining) and measures how big your equipment is.
  • Bullets of certain types (FMJ, buckshot, etc) can now ricochet off of hard surfaces such as concrete, dirt, and water. Use caution.
  • Bullets are now subject to drag; they lose damage over distance.
  • Less lethal equipment is now actually LESS LETHAL. Some equipment (tasers, beanbag shotgun) can incapacitate or kill if used incorrectly.
  • All equipment has been modified to use real values.
  • Lightsticks can be thrown or dropped on the ground, just like grenades can. Everyone gets double the lightsticks!

Doors behave more realistically

  • Any shotgun can be used to breach any door.
  • A door may not be breached on the first shot of a shotgun. This depends on the material of the door. The M870 Breaching can breach any door in one shot.
  • When doors are breached with shotguns, they do not swing open like when breached with C2. You have to shoot the knob and then open the door.
  • Broken doors can now be closed and/or wedged.

Commands can be issued using your voice. To enable this feature, tick 'Use Speech Recognition' in the Audio Options.

  • See the SpeechCommands.md file for more information on how to issue orders using the Speech Command Interface.

Commands are easier to give with a new Graphic Command Interface with lots of submenus instead of a single long list.

  • You can now issue BREACH commands on unlocked doors.
  • You can now pick which style of BREACH you would like - either C2 & CLEAR or SHOTGUN & CLEAR
  • New CHECK FOR TRAPS command allows your AI companions to check doors for those all-important traps.
  • LEADER THROW commands: Now you can be the one to throw the grenade!
  • Lightsticks are broken into two commands: DROP LIGHTSTICK (where you order the nearest AI officer to drop a lightstick at their feet) and MARK WITH LIGHTSTICK (where you order an AI to drop a lightstick at what you're aiming at)
  • New RESTRAIN ALL, SECURE ALL, DISABLE ALL and SEARCH AND SECURE commands order officers to secure all targets near the player.

Harsher penalties for tougher gameplay.

  • Hostages and suspects that become incapacitated or killed now need to be reported to TOC, otherwise there is a penalty.
  • AI controlled officers can now trigger Unauthorized Use of Force when they use C2.
  • Snipers can now trigger Unauthorized Use of Force and Unauthorized Use of Deadly Force. ** The game seems to take some wild liberties as to what qualifies as a passing mission. You could shoot all of the suspects illegally (in some cases without getting any penalty) on Food Wall on Hard and still beat it. You would be FIRED if you did this in real life. ** A person being incapacitated is a big deal, and an ambulance would need to be ordered. Failing to disclose this could put their lives in jeopardy, so it makes sense for this to be a penalty. It did this for officers though (?) which I found odd.

Important QOL (quality-of-life) and playability features that are essential to playing the game.

  • There is an FOV slider and Mouse Smoothing disable checkbox. Also, widescreen resolutions are available in the menu and are (mostly) free of bugs.
  • Option to disable the initial dispatch briefings.
  • The game will tell you when you incur a penalty or complete an objective.
  • Wedges, grenades, lightsticks and C2 all show how many pieces you have left, while you have them equipped.
  • You can now assign loadout tabs (or whole loadouts) to one officer, a team, or the whole element.

Multiplayer improvements!

  • Includes a fully-functional admin mod, with WebAdmin capabilities.
  • Snipers are now available in multiplayer.
  • New kinds of voting: Next Map, Start Map, and End Current Map. You can now choose to disable certain kinds of votes, instead of disabling all voting. There are other special options added regarding voting.
  • The chat now reports which room a person is when they send a chat message
  • You can enable or disable friendly fire in CO-OP.
  • You can now un-ready yourself in the pre-game lobby.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

  • How do I install the mod?
  • How do I use the speech recognition?
  • What's the difference between "MARK WITH LIGHTSTICK" and "DROP LIGHTSTICK"?
  • How can I check for traps in multiplayer?
  • How can I play in Multiplayer? Are there any servers?
  • How can I report a bug?
  • Why can't I play in Barricaded Suspects, VIP Escort, Smash and Grab, or Rapid Deployment?
  • Are you going to add AI officers in CAREER CO-OP?
  • Does this mod work with other mods?
  • I played in singleplayer, but there's very few missions (1 or 2). Why?
  • Are there more missions for Extra Missions coming out?
  • I can't find X piece of equipment! Did you remove it?
  • Breaching doors with the shotgun doesn't work!
  • Beanbags don't work!
  • How do I disarm a trap?
  • Are you going to add ballistic shields?
  • Are you going to add leaning while moving?

HOW DO I INSTALL THE MOD?

Please read the How to Install section of this README. :)

HOW DO I USE THE SPEECH RECOGNITION?

First, you will need to ensure that your operating system supports Speech Recognition. What you'll need is the Microsoft Speech Recognition API, which is available here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27224 If your system meets the requirements, the 'Use Speech Recognition' checkbox will be available. You can also bind a key to toggle the functionality ingame, which is good when you're speaking for a Let's Play, for example. A list of trigger words is provided, starting with Patch 5.1. See SpeechCommands.md for more information.

IF SPEECH RECOGNITION DOES NOT WORK (CHECKBOX GREYED OUT):

  • What language is your operating system? By default, the game will only work with an English (United States) version of Windows. In order to support more languages, you will need to edit your SEF/System/SpeechCommandGrammar.xml. Near the top of the file will be a line that reads like this:
<GRAMMAR LANGID="409">

You will want to modify this line so that it uses a number which corresponds to your operating system (NOT THE GAME!). The list of languages can be found here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/hh361638 So for instance, if you have a Swedish operating system, you will want to change it so the line looks like this:

<GRAMMAR LANGID="41D">
  • Did you install the API? (see the above link)

  • Still not working? Try installing the Speech Recognition Improvement mod, and see if that mod works.

IF SPEECH RECOGNITION DOES NOT WORK (COMMAND NOT RECOGNIZED, OR MICROPHONE NOT WORKING)

  • Check to make sure that you did not disable the speech recognition with the keybind. (The key is not bound to anything by default)

  • Check to make sure that the microphone works in Windows.

  • Check to make sure that the microphone works in the game (try using the built-in VOIP feature and see if your friends can hear you in a multiplayer game)

  • Make sure there is no background noise, like a television. The game may misinterpret it as being your voice.

  • Make sure you are speaking clearly. If you are using the language fix from the above, you will want to speak with a bad accent as much as possible. Really roll those Rs if you're using a Spanish OS. If you aren't, try to talk like you're a newscaster or like you're having a conversation with someone on the phone and they aren't understanding you. Also note that some things sound similar. For example, "Cuff her" sounds a lot like "cover".

  • Make sure you are saying the correct thing. See the SpeechCommands.md if you are having trouble saying a particular command.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "MARK WITH LIGHTSTICK" AND "DROP LIGHTSTICK"?

MARK WITH LIGHTSTICK orders the nearest officer to go to the location and drop a lightstick. DROP LIGHTSTICK orders the nearest officer to drop a lightstick at their feet.

HOW CAN I CHECK FOR TRAPS IN MULTIPLAYER?

Use the Optiwand, and aim up at the doorknob. The AI in singleplayer don't use the optiwand because they're super duper pros at it, and pulling out the optiwand is slower.

HOW CAN I PLAY IN MULTIPLAYER? ARE THERE ANY SERVERS?

Please read the How to Play in Multiplayer section of this README. :)

HOW CAN I REPORT A BUG?

The best, and preferred method is to post it directly on our GitHub issues page: https://github.com/eezstreet/SWATEliteForce/issues However, since doing so requires a GitHub account, it's not the most desirable option. You can also post on the Moddb page, which doesn't require an account. Additionally, you can check us out on Discord, and chat with the developers: https://discord.gg/RfujTnF

WHY CAN'T I PLAY IN BARRICADED SUSPECTS, VIP ESCORT, SMASH AND GRAB, OR RAPID DEPLOYMENT?

This mod uses very realistic values for the weapons, and ultimately it doesn't play well in PvP modes for those reasons. Personally I would recommend playing these PvP modes on the original SWAT 4, non-TSS, since the PvP balance is as good as it can get.

ARE YOU GOING TO ADD AI OFFICERS IN CAREER CO-OP?

Possibly.

DOES THIS MOD WORK WITH OTHER MODS?

Here's a good list of mods that will generally work out of the box, without any kind of issues:

  • Any kind of custom map, including the Mega Map Pack
  • Any kind of added custom skin
  • Any kind of texture mod, like SWAT 4: GEM

Here's a good list of mods that will work, with tinkering:

  • The Mega Map Campaign Mod. This will work if you don't include the changes to the System folder. The maps themselves will work in an All Missions campaign without further modding.
  • SWAT 4: Remake. The weapons can be merged into SEF, but this requires some modding knowledge. They have a guide somewhere about merging the two mods.
  • Any kind of custom weapon model mod, like Brettskie's M4 mod. Again, this will require some modding knowledge but it's possible to merge them.

Here's a good list of mods that won't work, even with tinkering:

  • Any kind of code mod (11-99 enhancement mod, SSF, ...)
  • SAS mod; the weapons from that mod are included with SEF though.
  • Speech Recognition Improvement; the Speech Recognition feature is available but not all of the commands from that mod are present.

I PLAYED IN SINGLEPLAYER, BUT THERE'S VERY FEW MISSIONS (1 OR 2). WHY?

You most likely selected the Extra Missions path when you started the career. There's three options: Extra Missions (missions added by the mod), SWAT 4 + TSS (the original game's missions), and All Missions (all missions from your hard drive, with no equipment progression).

ARE THERE MORE MISSIONS FOR EXTRA MISSIONS COMING OUT?

Yes.

I CAN'T FIND X PIECE OF EQUIPMENT! DID YOU REMOVE IT?

Only the ammo pouch was removed from the base game. If you cannot find a piece of equipment, make sure you have unlocked it in the campaign! Note that some equipment (M16, Uzi, AKM, etc) is only available in multiplayer.

BREACHING DOORS WITH THE SHOTGUN DOESN'T WORK!

Whether or not a shotgun breaches the door successfully is random and depends upon a few things:

  • The material of the door (wooden doors are easier to breach than metal ones)

  • The ammo type you are using (larger pellets = more likely to breach)

  • Which shotgun you are using (the M870 Breaching always breaches the door on the first shot)

Generally it takes about 2-3 shots on a wooden door and 3-4 shots on a metal door to breach it successfully.

BEANBAGS DON'T WORK!

Beanbags can be negated by body armor. Try aiming for unarmored parts of the body.

HOW DO I DISARM A TRAP?

You can't disarm a trap if it's on the other side of a door. You can either blow it up (if it's electronic) with C2 or you can go around. Or just take the penalty.

##ARE YOU GOING TO ADD BALLISTIC SHIELDS? Possibly, at some point.

##ARE YOU GOING TO ADD LEANING WHILE MOVING? Moving and leaning requires hundreds of animations to be added to the game, due to the way the animation system in the game works. Unless someone can come forward and make all of those animations for me, then no.

KNOWN ISSUES

Please read the FAQ before looking here! It's entirely possible that what you are seeing is intentional behavior.

  • TOC won't reply when an AI-controlled officer reports something. There's lots of code that needs to be altered to make this work.
  • Officers sometimes ignore orders, you might have to issue a command two or three times. Problem of the original game.
  • Officers sometimes ignore orders and say something like "I'm busy." This is a problem of the original game; they sometimes can see suspects where the player can't.
  • Occasionally in an All Missions campaign it will display the wrong equipment icons in the loadout menu for some pieces of equipment.
  • SWAT officers will stop following you or covering an area when they engage with a suspect. Problem of the original game.
  • "gui_tex package version mismatch" when joining a server --> Make sure you are running under International language. Sometimes it defaults itself to English or some other language. Search for Language=eng or Language=grm in SEF/System/Swat4x.ini and make sure it's set to Language=int

OTHER MINOR CHANGES

TSS BUGS FIXED

  • Typos, wrong captions, etc fixed throughout.
  • AI-Controlled Officers will fire their weapons/non lethal equipment much more smartly and won't kill hostages or waste taser/pepper spray ammo needlessly.
  • AI-Controlled Officers wouldn't fire their weapon if the suspect was very close.
  • AI-Controlled Officers wouldn't give a verbal response to the COVER command.
  • AI-Controlled Officers, when ordered to breach a room with a breaching shotgun, would shoot the lock, there would be a pause, and the lock would appear broken. The pause is removed.
  • It was possible to access equipment in singleplayer when it wasn't unlocked by creating a custom loadout; it will now tell you that the equipment is not unlocked when doing so.
  • "Press ESC and debrief to exit the game" now shows on ALL missions, not just Food Wall, Fairfax Residence and Qwik Fuel missions.
  • Punching a restrained suspect no longer makes them stand up.
  • Punching while changing weapons or while arresting will no longer turn your weapon invisible.
  • Wild-Gunner AIs had the wrong weapon equipped (M4A1 instead of M249 SAW)
  • Wild-Gunner AIs will no longer sweep back and forth while compliant.
  • M249 SAW, P90 and TEC-9 made the wrong sound effect when fired in Full-Auto from other player's perspectives
  • M249 SAW and P90 had ugly/weird first person positioning.
  • Colt Accurized Rifle and Grenade Launcher had no animations for the AI-controlled officers when they were holding them.
  • P90 was using wrong animations when held by AI-controlled officers
  • TEC-9 did not have any reload sound effects
  • TEC-9 did not use a flashlight despite the model having one
  • Night vision goggles no longer alert AI to your presence
  • Explosion effects from gas cans DO alert AI to your presence now
  • Office workers on Department of Agriculture and terrorists from Mt. Threshold Research Center had stupidly high max morale.
  • Suspects weren't taking into account whether a door was locked or wedged when fleeing, which would lead to cases where they would try to open the door in an endless loop while running away.
  • Arresting people with No Armor equipped was glitchy
  • The Multiplayer ESC menu didn't show colors on the server name.
  • Taser recoil applied to every player on the map, not just the person who shot it.
  • Lightstick-related commands weren't greyed out if there weren't any officers with lightsticks
  • Weapons couldn't be picked up while aiming through incapacitated/dead suspects/civilians
  • Lightsticks couldn't be dropped if the officer was wearing heavy armor (they would appear at the world origin)
  • Server browser showed duplicate servers
  • Server browser player sorting didn't work correctly
  • Ordering your team to disable something while they were restraining people (or collecting evidence) would cause them to stop restraining targets (or collecting evidence), and vice versa.
  • In CO-OP, suspect skins were visible despite only SWAT skins being available for use. All skins are available for use now.
  • You could reload the same magazine back into the weapon, if it was the highest-containing, but not full magazine.
  • Spoken lines by TOC on the expansion missions would cut off if the player used the shout button
  • Wedges did not appear on the player model.
  • If a suspect unlocked a door, it is still "known" as a locked door.
  • The enemy "CallForHelp" speech was rarely/if at all triggering.
  • The enemy "AnnouncedSpottedOfficerSurprised" speech now plays.
  • Applying a loadout to the whole team in a Quick Mission which has locked equipment allowed the player to bypass the locked equipment entirely.
  • Enemies could spawn in an unreachable spot on The Wolcott Projects.
  • On Fresnal St. Station, hostages that spawned on the train platform would scream endlessly after a suspect escaped.
  • On Fresnal St. Station, there is a mirror point that can have orders issued to it, but it is inaccessible.
  • FunTime Amusements was missing loading screen text.
  • The accomplice on Fairfax Residence could spawn with two Colt Pythons.

GAMEPLAY

  • Maps may now alter themselves based on difficulty level, for instance adding more suspects or traps in Elite difficulty. Only a few maps use this feature currently.
  • You can now lock doors using the toolkit. Suspects cannot flee as easily through locked doors (they need to unlock them first)
  • The toolkit interface no longer shows up for doors that cannot be locked
  • Tasing your fellow officer and tripping traps now incurs a penalty
  • Tweaked limb damage slightly. JHP does more "expansion" damage to account for drag.
  • Incapacitation occurs at 30 health instead of 20.
  • Using your Shout button on a restrained suspect will taunt them. Examples include "You have the right to remain silent," etc. Doesn't do anything, it's just an easter egg. Warning: The suspect may have some unkind words for you in return.
  • Likewise, this works on restrained civilians as well. "It'll be okay," etc.
  • Suspects now have a slight delay when firing upon the player.
  • (Non-Insane/Non-Polite) suspects take twice as long before shooting hostages
  • Added a new quality: Polite. Any suspect archetype with this quality won't attempt to shoot hostages.
  • Added a new quality: Insane. Any suspect archetype with this quality will shoot hostages much faster (basically instantly) and ignores distance checks.
  • Grenades and wedges now go back to your last used weapon after using one, instead of switching back to the flashbang.

GUI

  • Training mission returns! New Features from the Expansion are gone.
  • "Disable Initial Dispatch" option in Audio Settings lets you skip the initial dispatches.
  • "Mouse Smoothing" checkbox in Control Settings enables (default) or disables mouse smoothing.
  • "Field of Vision" slider in Video Settings lets you change the field of vision.
  • Mod version, wiki and Discord links are shown in the main menu.
  • Server browser has a button to download the server browser patch.
  • Loadout Menu (SP) has a button to apply current tab to Element, Team, or specific officer
  • Loadout Menu (SP) has a button to apply current loadout to Element, Team, or specific officer
  • Maps in the Voting screen are now sorted alphabetically.
  • Host Game no longer precaches all of the maps at once; it goes to the menu and loads the maps while in the menu.
  • Added Advanced Information tab to Equipment Panel. It now shows a weapon's manufacturer, manufacturer country, date manufactured, caliber, magazine size, maximum ammo carried, muzzle velocity and firing modes. It also shows advanced information for protective equipment.
  • Weapons are now selected by dropdown menus, for faster selection
  • New splash screen
  • More advanced console. It will now show output of commands, and a console log. You need to press ESC to close the console now.
  • Added 'Take Screenshot' and 'Toggle Speech Interface' key to Controls menu.
  • New main menu logo
  • All evidence of Gamespy scrubbed
  • Removed "Check for Patch" button on the join game menu
  • Cleaned up appearance throughout
  • You can now Un-Ready yourself in CO-OP games.
  • In CO-OP, clicking the Equipment button automatically Un-Readies yourself.
  • Support in the menu for 5x as many resolutions, including many widescreen resolutions
  • The menu will now show labels on stuff in widescreen resolution
  • You no longer need a CD-key to publish a game to the Internet server browser.

EQUIPMENT

All weapons have been changed to have correct muzzle velocities.

  • Grenade Launcher:
    • Given real world name (HK69)
    • Greatly increased damage dealt from direct impact
    • May now be equipped as a secondary weapon
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
  • Colt M4A1 Carbine:
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Now has a silenced counterpart
  • AK47 Machinegun:
    • Now has a flashlight
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Fixed inaccurate description
    • Fixed name (AKM)
    • Only available in Multiplayer and All Missions
  • GB36s:
    • Given real world name (is now G36K)
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Updated description
    • Now has a silenced counterpart
  • 5.56mm Light Machine Gun
    • Given real world name (is now M249 SAW)
    • New ammo type: JSP
    • Burst fire removed
    • Corrected wrong looking first person
    • Only available in Multiplayer and All Missions
  • 5.7x28mm Submachine Gun
    • Given real world name (is now P90)
    • Completely redid the description
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Burst fire removed
    • Corrected wrong looking first person
    • Unlockable weapon
  • Gal Sub-machinegun
    • Now has a flashlight
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Corrected wrong name (is now Silenced Uzi)
    • Updated description
    • May now be equipped as a secondary weapon
    • Only available in Multiplayer and All Missions
  • 9mm SMG
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Corrected wrong names (MP5A4 and Silenced MP5A4)
    • Added automatic firing mode
    • Updated description
    • Fixed incorrect magazine size for FMJ (holds 30 rounds, not 25)
  • .45 SMG
    • Given real world name (UMP)
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • Updated description
    • 2-round burst mode added
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
    • Now has a silenced counterpart
  • M1911 Handgun
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
  • 9mm Handgun
    • Given real world name (Glock 17)
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
  • Mark 19 Semi-Automatic Pistol
    • Given real world name (Desert Eagle)
    • Fixed typo in description
    • New ammo type: JSP
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
    • Only available in Multiplayer and All Missions
  • 9mm Machine Pistol
    • Given real world name (TEC-DC9)
    • Completely redid the description
    • Now has a flashlight
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
    • Fixed broken reload sound
    • Only available in Multiplayer and All Missions
  • TASER Stun Gun:
    • Cut TASER stun gun probe spread by 50%
    • Changed the name (TASER M26C Stun Gun)
    • Doubled the range (The M26C and its sister weapon have cartridge variations that can fire up to 35 feet)
    • Has a chance to incapacitate or even KILL hostages if not used correctly. Avoid use on the elderly, drug-users and people with health conditions.
    • Fixed typo in description
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
  • Cobra Stun Gun:
    • Changed the name (TASER C2 Series Stun Gun)
    • Changed the description
    • Reduced the range (The C2 series can only fire up to 15 feet)
    • Like the TASER stun gun, the Cobra stun gun has a chance to incapacitate or kill hostages.
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
  • Colt Python:
    • New ammo types: AP, JSP
    • May now be equipped as a Primary Weapon
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
  • Sting Grenade:
    • Doubled the range and vastly increased damage to be more realistic
    • All equipment that reduces the effect of sting grenades in MP also works in singleplayer
    • Can detonate pipe bombs, oxygen tanks, and gas cans
  • Flashbang:
    • Increased the damage and radius to be more realistic
    • Can detonate pipe bombs, oxygen tanks, and gas cans
  • CS Gas:
    • Increased area of effect
    • Reduced morale modification
    • Can affect the player in singleplayer.
  • Helmet:
    • Renamed to Tactical Helmet
    • Provides protection against flashbangs in singleplayer
  • Gas Mask:
    • Renamed to Respirator
    • View obstruction effect removed
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this item must be unlocked.
  • Lightstick:
    • Is colored based on team
    • Doubled in quantity
    • Can be thrown like grenades now
    • Can fade out (cut feature from TSS)
  • C2:
    • Now available as a Tactical item
    • Increased the damage radius, stun angle and stun radius. It is riskier to use C2.
  • Pepperball Gun:
    • May now be equipped as a Secondary Weapon
    • Less effective in general now
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
  • Less Lethal Shotgun:
    • Now called the Less Lethal Nova
    • Can incapacitate or kill subjects at point blank range
    • In the SWAT 4 + TSS campaign, this weapon must be unlocked.
  • M4Super90:
    • Now fires in a spread that isn't dictated by crosshair accuracy
    • May now be equipped as a Secondary Weapon
    • Added new ammo types: 000 Buck, 0 buck, 1 buck, 4 buck, Frangible Breaching
    • Renamed "12 Gauge Slug" -> "Sabot Slug"
    • Corrected magazine size (5 -> 7). SWAT 4 uses the magazine size from a civilian version of the shotgun. The Law Enforcement and Military models have 7 round magazines.
    • Can breach doors; chance to breach is dependent on ammo type
  • Nova Pump:
    • Now fires in a spread that isn't dictated by crosshair accuracy
    • Corrected invalid magazine size (8 -> 7)
    • Added new ammo types: 000 Buck, 0 buck, 1 buck, 4 buck, Frangible Breaching
    • Renamed "12 Gauge Slug" -> "Sabot Slug"
    • Can breach doors; chance to breach is dependent on ammo type
  • Added three new head armor items:
    • Riot Helmet: Offers slightly less protection than the Helmet, but also cuts Pepper Spray and Gas durations in half
    • ProArmor Helmet: Offers highest possible protection, but confers no other bonuses.
    • S10 Helmet: Offers protection from CS gas and pepper spray, as well as ballistic protection. However, it is bulky and restricts the field of view.
  • Added new weapons from the SAS mod, most have a suppressed version as well:
    • ARWEN 37: Dedicated grenade launcher with flashlight and 5-round magazine. (no silenced version)
    • SG552 Commando: Versatile assault rifle
    • HK33: Heavy-duty assault rifle (does not include a silenced version, but has a marksman version)
    • M16: The original assault rifle. Only available in Multiplayer and All Missions campaigns
    • MP5SSD6: A silenced-only version of the MP5 with a better suppressor.
    • MP5K: A more tactical machine pistol
    • Browning Hi-Power: Higher-powered 9mm pistol
    • P226: A well-rounded 9mm pistol
    • Remington M870 Shotgun: Shortened shotgun that can be equipped as primary or secondary weapon (no silenced version)
  • Added new weapons (exclusive to this mod):
    • Less Lethal M870: Beanbag shotgun available as a secondary.
    • M870 Breaching: Technically the breaching shotgun from the original game, now as an actual weapon.
    • M1Super90 Shotgun: Cut weapon from the original game.
  • Added 3-Packs (tactical) of the following. They are equivalent weight and bulk of five items:
    • Grenades
    • Wedges
  • Ammo Pouch:
    • Removed.

MISSION CHANGES

WARNING: This section contains spoilers Missions are listed in order that they occur Morale has been modified across the board. If an equipment is not listed as unlocked by a mission, it is unlocked by default.

  • Fairfax Residence
    • CAUTION! May contain traps! (Evidence shows that they were cut from the original game on this mission)
    • ELITE Difficulty: Always spawns a trap and the accomplice.
    • Restored a cut conversation between Lead and TOC that triggers when tripping a trap
    • Restored a cut conversation between Lead and TOC that triggers when arresting the accomplice
    • Restored a cut conversation between Jackson and Fields
    • Gladys Fairfax is Fearless
    • Gladys Fairfax has a chance to die from the taser
    • Melinda Kline has a very small chance to die from the taser
    • Corrected typo in mission briefing location info ("Information is specualtive regarding the basement." -> "Information is speculative regarding the basement.")
    • Does not unlock any equipment
  • Food Wall Restaurant
    • The armed waiter is Polite
    • All patrons are Fearless
    • Corrected typo in mission briefing timeline ("Alex Jimenez is observed entering Food Wall Restauraunt" -> "Alex Jimenez is observed entering Food Wall Restaurant")
    • Unlocks the TASER stun gun (X26)
  • Qwik Fuel Convenience Store
    • There are sometimes drugs on the map that need to be found (hint: look in bathrooms)
    • The suspects on this mission may be carrying drug evidence.
    • Alice Jenkins is Insane and has a moderate chance (50%) to die from a taser
    • The other suspects have a decent chance (35%) to die from a taser
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("3721 Pitkin Avenue, Qwik Fuel" -> "3721 Pitkin Ave., Qwik Fuel")
    • Unlocks the Remington M870 Shotgun
  • FunTime Amusements
    • A penalty is no longer issued when suspects flush drugs
    • Drug flushers are Polite
    • Corrected missing loading screen text ("1401 Gower St., FunTime Amusement Arcade")
    • Corrected a typo in briefing description
    • Fixed loading screen text not being present
    • Unlocks the Gas Mask
  • Victory Imports Auto Garage
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("487 29th Avenue, Victory Imports" -> "487 29th Ave., Victory Imports")
    • Unlocks the Less Lethal Nova and the Less Lethal M870
  • Our Sisters of Mercy Hostel
    • Restored a cut conversation between Lead and TOC that triggers upon rescuing some of the civilians.
    • Restored a cut conversation between Lead and TOC that triggers upon eliminating certain suspects.
    • Both entryway doors now correctly have MAKE ENTRY commands on them.
    • Locked a bunch of doors
    • The residents (elderly) have a very high chance of dying from a taser
    • Removed objective: Rescue Lionel McArthur
    • Fixed a bug with the suspects where they were holding the wrong weapon (code calls for M249 SAW, actual model displayed is M4 Carbine, and behavior makes sense in this context)
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("Our Sisters of Mercy Halfway House, 796 Newbury St." -> "796 Newbury St., Our Sisters of Mercy")
    • Unlocks the Pepperball Gun and the Suppressed Browning Hi-Power
  • A-Bomb Nightclub
    • There are sometimes drugs on the map that need to be found (hint: look in bathrooms)
    • The alley entry door now correctly has MAKE ENTRY commands on it.
    • Unlocks the Riot Helmet
  • Northside Vending and Amusements
    • CAUTION! May contain traps.
    • Restored a cut conversation between Lead and TOC upon tripping a trap
    • Restored a cut conversation where Red Two would muse about how much money the laundromat was making
    • Some doors were opened that are now closed. Likewise, some doors that were closed by default are now open.
    • Fixed a bug where the front door had MAKE ENTRY commands on the wrong side (unless you want to MAKE ENTRY into an alleyway..?)
    • The laundromat door now has MAKE ENTRY commands assigned to it (since you are entering the laundromat, after all)
    • Louis Baccus is Fearless
    • All suspects are Polite
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("1092 Westfield Road, Northside Vending" -> "1092 Westfield Rd., Northside Vending and Amusements")
    • Unlocks the FN P90 PDW
  • Red Library Offices
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("732 Gridley Street, Red Library Inc." -> "732 Gridley St., Red Library Inc.")
    • Unlocks the Colt Accurized Rifle
  • Seller's Street Auditorium
    • All of the static drug bags were removed. They have been replaced with drug evidence which can be collected.
    • Andrew Norman is Insane and has a very small chance to die from the taser
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("The Sellers Street Auditorium, 1801 Sellers St" -> "1801 Sellers St., The Sellers Street Auditorium")
    • Unlocks the UMP 45 and the MP5SSD6
  • DuPlessi Wholesale Diamonds
    • No changes
    • Unlocks the Grenade Launcher
  • Children of Taronne Tenement
    • CAUTION! May contain traps.
    • All civilians are Fearless
    • Andrew Taronne is Polite
    • All civilians have a very small chance to die from the taser
    • All suspects (except Andrew Taronne) have a very small chance to die from the taser
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("2189 Carrols Road, Taronne Tenement" -> "2189 Carrols Rd., Taronne Tenement")
    • Unlocks Night Vision Goggles
  • Department of Agriculture
    • Restored cut conversation between Lead and TOC where TOC says how many bombs are present (kind of important, don't you think?)
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("Government Plaza, Offices of the Department of Agriculture, 2112 Geddy Avenue" -> "2112 Geddy Ave., The Department of Agriculture")
    • Unlocks the SG552 Commando and the Suppressed SG552 Commando
  • St. Micheal's Medical Center
    • The Terrorists are Insane
    • Hyun-Jun Park's Security Detail are Polite and will -never- attack
    • Corrected various inconsistencies in the mission strings (It's referred to as "Memorial Hospital" in the location info, and simply "St. Micheal's" in the loading screen, but "St. Micheal's Medical Center" in the voiceover)
    • Unlocks the P226 and the Suppressed P226 pistols
  • The Wolcott Projects
    • The homeless are Fearless
    • The homeless have a very small chance to die from the taser
    • The loading screen and dispatch are inconsistent. Dispatch says "1210 Canopy Road" while the loading screen and mission text say "Blakestone Avenue". Corrected the text to use the Canopy Road address instead.
    • Unlocks the ProArmor Helmet
  • Stetchkov Drug Lab
    • CAUTION! May contain traps!
    • Cut content restored: Conversation where Fields makes a sarcastic remark about this stuff "making your balls shrink"
    • Cut content restored: Conversation where the team talks about the smell of the place
    • All of the static drug bags were removed. They have been replaced with drug evidence that can be collected.
    • All of the external doors now correctly have MAKE ENTRY commands on them.
    • Locked a bunch of doors
    • The civilians are Fearless
    • The civilians have a very small chance to die from the taser
    • The suspects are Polite
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("Stetchkov Drug Lab, 653 Tovanen St." -> "653 Tovanen St., Stetchkov Drug Lab")
    • Unlocks the Taser C2 Series Stun Gun and the S10 Helmet
  • Fresnal St. Station
    • Cut content restored: Conversation where Lead tells TOC they found Officer Wilkins
    • The elderly have a chance to die from the taser
    • Fixed typos in briefing timeline ("First Units Arive" -> "First Units Arrive"; "First units arive and perimeter established" -> "First units arrive and perimeter established")
    • Unlocks the HK33 and the Scoped HK33 rifles
  • Stetchkov Warehouse
    • CAUTION! May contain traps!
    • All of the external doors now correctly have MAKE ENTRY commands on them.
    • Locked a door
    • The civilians are Fearless
    • The suspects are Polite
    • Made loading screen text consistent with other missions ("The Stetchkov Warehouse, 2770 Harrington Rd." -> "2770 Harrington Rd., The Stetchkov Warehouse")
    • Unlocks the ARWEN37 grenade launcher and the Colt Python pistol
  • Old Granite Hotel
    • Cut content restored: Conversation where Jackson says "The bomb squad missed all the fun."
    • Cut content restored: Lines for when the player disables bombs.
    • Fixed wrong snipers. Sierra 1 was where Sierra 2 is supposed to be, and vice versa.
    • Unlocks the MP5K Machine Pistol
  • Mt. Threshold Research Center
    • The suspects are Insane
    • Fixed a massive oversight (?) where the developers gave the suspects on this mission 9x more morale than they're supposed to.
    • Does not unlock equipment. Use all of your acquired technology!

Score

BONUSES

  • Mission Completed: Awarded when all of the mission objectives are completed.
  • Points: 40
  • Suspects Arrested: Bonus based on the number of suspects secured.
  • Points: (Number of suspects arrested)/(Total Number of suspects) x 20.
  • Suspects Incapacitated: Bonus based on the number of suspects incapacitated and secured.
  • Points: (Number of suspects arrested)/(Total Number of suspects) x 13 (65% of 20).
  • Suspects Neutralized: Bonus based on the number of suspects neutralized.
  • Points: (Number of suspects arrested)/(Total Number of suspects) x 4 (20% of 20).
  • All Civilians Unharmed: Bonus based on the number of civilians that have been uninjured, and not DOA.
  • Points: (Number of civilians unharmed)/(Total number of civilians) x 10
  • No Officers Downed: Bonus based on the number of incapacitated officers.
  • Points: 10 - ((Number of downed officers)/(Total Number of officers) x 10).
  • Player Uninjured: Bonus based on the number of players that sustained no injuries during a mission.
  • Points: 5 - ((Number of injured players)/(Total Number of players) x 5).
  • Report Status to TOC: Bonus based on the number of reports to TOC.
  • Points: (Number of reports made)/(Total Number of reportable characters) x 10.
  • All Evidence Secured: Bonus based on the number of evidence collected.
  • Points: (Number of evidence collected)/(Total Number of evidence) x 5.

PENALTIES:

  • Unauthorized use of Force: Given when the team incapacitates a suspect, be it by gunfire, sniper fire, less-lethal weapons or aids or breaching charges.
  • Points: -5 per suspect.
  • Unauthorized use of Deadly Force: Given when the team kills a suspect, be it by gunfire, sniper fire, less-lethal weapons or aids or breaching charges.
  • Points: -20 per suspect.
  • Incapacitated a Hostage: Given when the team incapacitates a hostage, be it by gunfire, sniper fire, less-lethal weapons or aids or breaching charges.
  • Points: -20 per hostage.
  • Killed a Hostage: Given when the team kills a hostage, be it by gunfire, sniper fire, less-lethal weapons or aids or breaching charges. The death of a hostage results in failure of the mission.
  • Points: -50 per hostage.
  • Injured a fellow officer: Given when an officer wounds another officer, be it by gunfire or sniper fire.
  • Points: -10 per officer.
  • Incapacitated a fellow officer: Given when an officer incapacitates another officer, be it by gunfire, sniper fire, less-lethal weapons or aids or breaching charges. Other officers may turn on the incapacitator.
  • Points: -25 per officer.
  • Tased a fellow officer: Given when an officer uses a taser another officer.
  • Points: -5 per infraction.
  • Triggered a Trap: Given when an officer opens a door with an alarm or booby trap attached to it.
  • Points: -10 per trap.
  • Failed to apprehend fleeing suspect: Given when a suspect escapes the perimeter of the mission area.
  • Points: -5 per suspect.
  • Failed to report a downed officer: Given when a downed officer is not reported to TOC:
  • Points: -5 per downed officer
  • Failed to report a downed suspect: Given when a downed suspect is not reported to TOC:
  • Points: -5 per downed suspect
  • Failed to report a downed hostage: Given when a downed or DOA hostage is not reported to TOC:
  • Points: -5 per downed hostage

HOW TO PLAY IN MULTIPLAYER

Using GameRanger (preferred)

BOTH PLAYERS will need to do the following: Download and install GameRanger. It can be found at http://gameranger.com Next, GameRanger will automatically detect SWAT 4 and SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, if all is OK. You may need to manually detect these, if GameRanger doesn't do it for you. You will need to rename the LaunchSEF.exe in SEF/Extras to SWAT4X.exe so Gameranger will recognize it. (It's named LaunchSEF.exe so that it isn't automatically detected!) Then, you will need to modify the Stetchkov Syndicate game in Gameranger so it points to the Swat4X.exe file in SEF/Extras/Swat4X.exe.

THE HOST will need to do the following: Create a game room, as a SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate game. (TIP: if this is going to be a publicly joinable game, be sure to mention it's using the SEF mod and specify the version!) When enough players have joined, press the Start Game button. This will launch the game. From here, go to the Host Game menu and start up a server. Important Note: Do not launch as a dedicated server while using GameRanger. The other players will automatically connect to your game while you are loading the map.

THE CLIENT will need to do the following: Join a public game, or your friend's game. That's all you really need to do.

TROUBLESHOOTING

NOTE: If you have the mod installed incorrectly, LaunchSEF.exe won't work! Make sure you have the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Redistributable. It is required to run LaunchSEF.exe and other applications. Download it here:

64-bit operating system: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746572 32-bit operating system: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746571

If GameRanger "aborts" when it launches, you may have some application (antivirus?) interfering with LaunchSEF.exe. If this happens, copy all .exe and .dll files from ContentExpansion/System into SEF/System and point GameRanger to the Swat4X.exe that is in SEF/System. This is kind of an ultra last resort option however!

Traditional Method (TCP/IP)

SWAT: Elite Force v4 was the first version of this mod to allow for multiplayer play. v5 introduced Campaign CO-OP and allowed for publishing of games to Swat4Stats without a CD-key (removing DRM that GOG didn't).

If you want to join a game: If the game you want is not hosted via LAN, then you will need the SWAT4Stats server browser plugin. It's available at http://swat4stats.com - make sure you get the TSS version. After it is installed, your server list will show all of the servers, including the ones that are on different mods. Just join the one you want. There are a number of 24/7 SEF servers out there. If the game you want is hosted via LAN, or you cannot find the server in the list, you will need the host's external IP address (have the host look this up on http://myexternalip.com). You can then join the game from the Join Game menu using the IP address.

If you want to host a game: First, you will need to open some ports on your router: 10480 - 10483, TCP/UDP. If you aren't sure how to do this, the following article explains it well: https://www.howtogeek.com/66214/how-to-forward-ports-on-your-router/ OPTIONAL: If you want your game to be publicly visible on the master server list (on swat4stats), you will need to install the Swat4Stats server browser plugin, available at http://swat4stats.com - You'll also want to set your game to be "Internet" and not "LAN" for this to work. If you aren't playing an Internet/Swat4Stats enabled game, you will need your external IP address for other players to connect. You can look this up on http://myexternalip.com Lastly, you need to determine what type of game you want to play. Regular CO-OP is handled through the Host Game menu ingame, but Campaign CO-OP is done through the Career menu - select a campaign and hit Career CO-OP. The "Equipment" panel will change to a "Settings" panel where you can configure a password, etc just like in Host Game. Once you have selected your map settings and have started the server at least once, you can quickly launch a server (without going ingame) by using the Dedicated Server.bat file. You can then join the server from the Join Server menu.

Admin System

Server hosts should NOT use MarkMod, SES Mod, Gez Mod, or Snitch for admin features. Those mods can introduce glitches, bugs, or crashes or break some of the features of SWAT: Elite Force. Instead, SEF includes its own admin mod which aims to combine a lot of the best features of those mods. If you are pining for a particular feature of one of those, let me know and I will work on adding it!

Administrator permissions are doled out through the use of "roles." Everyone by default is assigned to the Guest role; it is not recommended that you give the Guest role very many powers, if any at all. A player can only have one role at a time. Each role should have a unique password associated with it. To log in to a role, click on the "Admin Login" button and enter the password associated with the desired role.

Admin Roles should be assigned through the Host Game menu, when setting up the server settings.

Additionally, SEF also has an MOTD system. The only way (currently) to configure this is through the use of editing INI files. Open SEF/System/Swat4XDedicatedServer.ini. In the section titled [SwatGame.SwatAdmin] (at the bottom), add your MOTD lines by the following:

AutoActions=(Delay=NumSeconds,ExecuteText="Command")

Replace NumSeconds with the number of seconds (decimal number) before the command will be executed, and "Command" with the command text. The command text can be "print " followed by a message to print a string to chat, or "ac " followed by an admin command to execute that command.

As a trivial example, this will print three lines of text every 10 minutes:

AutoActions=(Delay=600.0,ExecuteText="[c=FFFFFF]Welcome to my server![\\c]")
AutoActions=(Delay=0.5,ExecuteText="[c=FFFFFF]I hope you have fun![\\c]]")
AutoActions=(Delay=0.5,ExecuteText="[c=FFFFFF]Please be nice to others![\\c]")

WebAdmin defaults to port 6000. You can access it in a web browser by going to: http://:6000/ On the host machine, this can be reached from http://127.0.0.1:6000/

CREDITS/THANK-YOUS

Irrational Games and Sierra for the game. KevinL for a tip about Voting Screen. BeyondUnreal for keeping their old school Unreal Engine 1/2/3 documentation alive Sebasien NovA for his modified SwatEd.exe Ryo Ohki for a tip about P90 and SAW animations Dc247 for typo corrections in this document MulleDK19 for help with the Speech Recognition feature Yasuntei for spotting a typo

Briefing Voice-Over: LethalFeline (go check out his YouTube channel!) Dispatch Voice-Over: Kita Nash (go check out her YouTube channel!) Adam Moretti Voice-Over: GrimithM (go check out his YouTube channel!)

ELITE SUPPORTERS These people have generously donated money to Elite Force via Patreon. If you are interested in helping out, you can find our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4885526 TheTCREngineer Jake Robinson/sandman332 Evan Derickson Mad Max Jordan Harrison

PUBLICITY GOG.com (Ran a very nice overview of our mod, you should check it out!) PC Power Play (Also ran a nice overview of the mod) StrawberryClock (Streamer)

WE ARE: ELITE SQUAD eezstreet: Team Lead, Programming, Map Editing Jose21Crisis: Programming, Weapons Analysis kevinfoley: Programming, Model Editing Rangar: Music (Composition), Textures TheTCREngineer: Models sandman332: Programming

RETIRED ELITE SQUAD mezzokoko: Programming

.. if there is anyone I missed, feel free to send me a message and this will be corrected.

LICENSE

This software is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2. You can read it in more detail in LICENSE