Game Zone: Modern Warfare 2

by Brian Blanchette (redjama)

Brief Description:

As one of the most critically acclaimed shooters of all time, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a prime example of a tough act to follow. Yet, amidst a raging storm of anticipation and expectation, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has done it. The new campaign is chock-full of intense action and dramatic moments, and though it is more muddled than its predecessor (in more ways than one), it's still an absolute blast. The new Special Ops mode allows you to experience some campaign-inspired thrills with a friend and it's an engaging challenge to coordinate your maneuvers and tackle the varied objectives. Last but not least, the competitive multiplayer that took the online shooter community by storm two years ago is back. Though the addictive action remains the same at its core, there are a host of new elements that make matches more accessible, more strategic, and more rewarding. Unfortunately, these improvements are marred by limited online flexibility that may leave the PC shooter community out in the cold.

System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported) or Wine ver. 1.1.34
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
  • DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
  • Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.
How To:

How To Install Modern Warfare 2 Under PcLinuxOS using Wine ver. 1.1.34

First you will need a few programs listed below.

First get: winetricks. To download it open up terminal and type "wget".


And then after that's done open up terminal and type "sh winetricks" without the quotation marks and check the following files to install.


Mark all of them at the same time. This will highlight them blue.


Then click ok and process will take 30 minutes top to download and install the needed files. Once that is done you need a program called steam.

Download that at link below:

Once that is done downloading right click the .msi file and select open with windows program loader suggesting you have wine installed should open up and install.


Then log in with your steam account and if you don't have an account make one then after that login then to the game installation part.


What your gonna wanna do is pop disc 1 in and browse the disc and open up the file well right click the file named "Setup.exe" Then install and when it ask for disc 2 don't do nothing cause u will need to open up terminal and type in the following "wine eject" without quotations if not done you wont be able to finish installing so then once after typing that in disc one will eject from the bay then pop in disc 2 and click ok on the steam installer then once that is all done have fun :)


Modern Warfare 2 Tips and Tricks

While easy enough to play, all the new customization options in Modern Warfare 2 could throw new soldiers for a loop in terms of strategy. So whether you opt for single player or multiplayer, you're going to need a little help. For those that haven't made it through boot camp or been handpicked by a five-star general, these Modern Warfare 2 tips and tricks should be exactly the training you need.

Slow and Steady Wins the Campaign

On harder difficulties, running and gunning will do nothing but get you killed. And now with the new dynamic spawning system, the AI enemies are more deadly than ever. So slow it down and take advantage of your surroundings. Look for combustibles like cars or fuel tanks to help clear out the bad guys, and always leverage your allies to flush them out. When they die, they come back. You don't have the same luxury.

It's a Riot!

Riot shields attract a lot of attention and can take a lot of damage, and even though you're not shooting, you'll still gain experience points. Perfect for soaking up killstreak reward fire like sentry guns or helicopters. Just don't travel alone, as all it takes is one stray shot in your exposed back and it's game over.

Be an Effective Counter-Counter Terrorist

Thwart your opponents' attempts at dominance by stocking up on the right gear and perks. Tactical insertion will let you return behind enemy lines to re-capture points or flank them, and the Scrambler perk will disable their minimap. Remember that all the killstreak rewards are in the game environment, so being that guy who takes out enemy UAVs, choppers and planes can help not just you but the whole team.

Get in the Killstreak Zone

Unless you're a master player, achieving some of those higher killstreak rewards are an uphill challenge. So make sure you pick your chain effectively. Sentry guns are excellent ways to rack up early kills versus Predator missiles, and then you're next best bet is an automated reward like the Pave Low instead of a controllable AC-130 or helicopter gunner. Care package rewards do not contribute to the streak, so be careful there and you'll be on your way to nukes in no time!

Perk Up, Soldier!

Picking the right mix is the first step towards kickin' tail. If you prefer to fly under the radar, opt for perks like Cold Blooded, which hides you from enemy UAVs and kill streak reward vehicles. Attachments have replaced popular perks Deep Impact and Double Tap, so leverage those for added firepower. And last but never least, the One Man Army perk lets you select from other classes, which can have their own unique perks. Stack One Man Army into those, and you'll have a variety of classes you can keep changing to.

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I hope everyone has fun with this. I know I am.