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FAQ

Running the game

Q: Why doesn't the game start? This is the first time I run it.

A: The game uses OpenGL to do the acceleration. Make sure that you have installed the latest drivers for you graphics card.

Q: The game stopped working, how do I fix it?

A: Probably something has gone wrong with the config. The easiest thing to try is deleting the settings.cfg. See Client Config to find the configuration file.

Q: I have Graphical errors, white and rainbow textures, low FPS etc

A: Try these following solutions:

  • Delete the settings file. See Client Config to find the configuration file.
  • Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your graphics card installed.
  • Make sure that you have unpacked everything.
  • Make sure that you start the game from it's own directory.

Server related

Q: How do I setup a server?

A: Take a look at the Setting up a server page.

Q: How do I setup a server on Mac OS X?

A: Just click on the "Teeworlds Server" application bundle, you will then be prompted for a configuration file to use for the server.

Q: Why isn't my server listed?

A: The server or router isn't configured correctly.

  • Make sure that you have the line sv_register 1 in your configuration file.
  • Make sure that you have forwarded ports from your router. http://portforward.com/ has a lot information on how to do this.
  • Make sure that your router supports internal connections to the external ip, to be able to see a local server in the Internet tab.

Q: Why doesn't my server start?

A: You probably configured something wrong.

  • Make sure you use a map that is in the data/maps-folder in the teeworlds directory, otherwise it wont work.
  • Make sure the port isn't used.

Hacking the source

Q: How do I compile the source?

A: There is a separate document for this located here.