• Frequently Asked Questions

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    Game Questions

    1. What is Traction Wars?

      Traction Wars is a World War II standalone game on the cutting-edge CRYENGINE3 which will bring the towns and countryside of Normandy during the depths of the Second World War to your screens. The game concentrates on realism, historical accuracy & tactical teamplay. In Chapter One Traction Wars will be featuring the Normandy Campaign between the British and German Armies between June 6th and August 22nd 1944.

    2. When will the game be released?

      The release date for Traction Wars - Chapter One: OVERLORD has yet to be announced. An announcement will be made on the website, community forum, Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and media.

    3. Will I have to pay for the game?

      No. There are no plans to charge for the game or to have any form of in-game store.

    4. What are the minimum system requirements?

      There is extensive testing and optimisation yet to be done but tentatively the minimum specs are as follows:

      • Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
      • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
      • Video Card: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)
    5. Where can I download the Game?

      An announcement will be made on the website, community forum, Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and media.

    6. How can I get involved?

      You can help the game by telling your friends about us and by joining in discussions on the forum. We are always interested in hearing ideas and suggestions for the game. If you have an idea please let us know by posting in the suggestions forum.

      If you have a skill you think we could use then you can see a list of open positions on our recruitment page at www.tractionwars.com/recruitment.

    7. I thought Traction Wars was a mod for Crysis?

      In October 2008 the team took the decision to stop production of the mod based on the work of Philip Reeve due to a failure to secure a intellectual property license from the author.

      We cut our losses and started on a new WWII mod project (now indie) of the same name. You can read the original announcement here.

      In October 2011 the team made the final leap to a standalone indie PLAYFORFREE game which is the project you see today.

    8. Will there be a singleplayer/Co-op?

      There is currently no singleplayer or co-op mode planned for Traction Wars.

    9. What is OVERLORD?

      The game has been divided up into a series of releases called chapters; the first of which we have called OVERLORD after the codename for the invasion of Normandy. Each new chapter will build upon and extend the previous chapter rather than replacing it.

      Between the release of new chapters we will continue to patch and maintain the current version so players won't have to wait for the next chapter for any issues to be resolved.

    10. Is there a list of the game features?

      You can find a list of the main features here

    11. Can I be an alpha/beta tester?

      We are not looking for or accepting any beta testers at the present time. You can see the list of available positions at www.tractionwars.com/recruitment.

    12. Will there be vehicles?

      At the present time vehicles are not expected to be included in the release of OVERLORD however it is still possible that a limited number of vehicles will make the first release.

      We have started working on vehicles as making them realistic will take some time but OVERLORD will take priority until release

    13. I have a question which isn't listed here?

      If you can't find a question answered here you can ask the community or you can ask the team directly via the questions area of the community forums. Particularly good questions may be added here in the FAQs or featured in the next newsletter so get your thinking caps on!

      We will reply to every question sent to us but unfortunately we can't promise to give an answer each time. There are some things which will remain a surprise until release

    Website Questions

    1. Why should I use Facebook?

      If you haven't registered on the site before you can "one-click" register using Facebook. Existing members can also link their Facebook to their existing account by clicking the icon at the top of the page.

      Privacy is important. Our servers retrieve your name, date of birth and e-mail address in order to create a username, verify your age and provide a contact address. We cannot access your password and we don't retrieve your location or bibliography date.

      Why should I use Facebook?

      If you connect with Facebook you automatically become a VERIFIED USER which means you can avoid the new user restrictions that traditional members face until they've met certain posting criteria. That means you immediately get the benefits of:

      • Private messaging
      • Unique Facebook ribbon
      • Easy sharing to Facebook (we don't post anything Facebook apart from what you decide to share)
    2. What is Steam Connect?

      If you haven't registered on the site before you can quickly register with your Steam Account. Existing members can also link their Steam Account to their existing account by clicking the icon at the top of the page.

      Privacy is important. Our servers retrieve your username & avatar in order to create a profile on the community. We cannot access your password or e-mail address.

      Why should I use Steam?

      If you connect with Steam you automatically become a VERIFIED USER which means you can avoid the new user restrictions that traditional members face until they've met certain posting criteria. That means you immediately get the benefits of:

      • Private messaging
      • Two unique steam ribbons to collect
    3. What is Traction Wars Time?

      The game team and community spans the world so we use GMT (aka UCT) as the official game time. The default timezone of the forum is also GMT but you can change it to your own timezone in your account settings.