Windows 7 Instructions
1. Right-click on desktop background, go to New -> Shortcut
2. Find the program you want to create a shortcut for. In our case, it is r1q2.exe or quake2.exe
3. Name the shortcut.
4. Right-click on shortcut, go to Properties
5. Add +game lmctf to the target. You must do this outside of the double-quoted target path. In my case, it looks like this:
"C:\Steam\steamapps\common\quake 2\r1q2.exe" +game lmctf
6. Click ok and you can now launch straight into LMCTF.
Command line parameters
Examples of additional parameters and practical uses in a r1q2.exe or quake2.exe shortcut.
Start LMCTF offline (useful for tweaking settings locally):
"C:\Steam\steamapps\common\quake 2\r1q2.exe" +set vid_ref r1gl +set game lmctf +set deathmatch 1 +exec server.cfg
Start LMCTF and connect to Erebus public server:
"C:\Steam\steamapps\common\quake 2\r1q2.exe" +set vid_ref r1gl +set game lmctf +connect lm.ravenhurst.com:27910
Start LMCTF and connect to Erebus match server and pass the match password on connect (right-click shortcut, select properties and edit password each time):
"C:\Steam\steamapps\common\quake 2\r1q2.exe" +set vid_ref r1gl +set game lmctf +connect lm.ravenhurst.com:27911 +set password password
The following variables in server.cfg (located in your lmctf folder) will run the offline shortcut above using the most popular basic server options:
//place this server.cfg file in your lmctf folder to use most popular LMCTF server options set hostname "Quake 2 LMCTF" //uncomment the following two lines to have rcon or ref options //set rcon_password "rconrcon" //set refpassword "refref" set ctfflags 13396 set dmflags 16596 set disabled_weps 512 set runes 15 set skinset 0 set deathmatch 1 set maxclients 30 set timelimit 20 set fraglimit 0 set zombietime -1000 set stdlogfile 0 set logfile 0 set public 0 set refset 0 //uncomment the following lines for reporting to master servers //setmaster q2master.planetquake.com //setmaster master1.qtracker.com:27901 gamemap lmctf09