SimWorld v5 Documentation
If this is your first time playing, follow the instructions below and learn how to play and enjoy it!
Get SWv5 via the Archive Games autoupdating portal: Download Archive Games here, then from within the Archive Games application, download the "SimWorld V5 Public In-Development Testing" game. After it has downloaded, then click Launch.
Once the game has started, you will be introduced to the main menu. Here are the two most important ones explained:
Multiplayer – Here, a window will pop up where you can chat with fellow players who are not in-game, or join a game. To join an ongiong game, click “Query Master” to receive a list of them, select one, and click “Join!”. To host a game, click “Host!” and select the level you want to play in.
Basic SimWorld Operations
You will always start as a spectator in the beginning of a game. As a spectator, you can fly around – invisible to the others – and observe the game using normal movement controls:
If your team has not yet created a “Team Spawn Point”, your character will drop down to the ground from somewhere in the middle of the map with a crossbow and ten explosive arrows.
Additionally to basic movement, you have these controls:
Note: You can by any time you want create or join another team, or spectate, by pressing M.
Be careful where you shoot - you don't want to hurt your teammates! If you see someone whose name is RED, they are your enemy. A GREEN name is a teammate, while a BLUE name is neutral. Shoot your enemies, but not your teammates!
To get started, you need money. To get money, you can pick up green dollar signs (“$”) found on set locations throughout the map by walking over them.
Once you have found a good location for your team base (not even “sky's the limit”) and have enough money, look at the ground and press “B”. This will bring up a build menu. Windows like this does not make you immobilized, but you can't look around, and you can't shoot, so beware your surroundings.
Pull down the “Misc. Spawners” menu in the build window, and select “Team Spawn Point”. Click “Begin Build!”. This will subtract the cost from your money total and create a blue preview of the Team Spawn Point.
Scroll the mouse wheel to position the item closer or farther away from you. Aim the mouse to choose the item's position. After it's vaguely where you want it, you can press C to fine tune its placement. Use the popup window to fine tune its placement & positioning (note the hotkeys in the brackets). When you're ready to place it, press B or click Build.
SWv5 Tip: You can look at a previously built item and press G to copy the item and go directly into build placement.
Note/Tips: If finalizing the build fails, you might want to cancel the build and get your money back. To do this, click the “Cancel” button in the BuildTool window ( Shortcut: C ). Also, if you need to look around while building it, simply click the “X” in the top left hand corner of the window, look around (and perhaps shoot some), and resume building by bringing the window back up ( C ).
Other things you can build:
You may also build vehicle. Once you have built (or found) a vehicle, press V to enter it.
L - Build Buggy (Land Vehicle) - $150
O - Build Jetty (Air Transport Vehicle) - $500
V - Enter/Exit Vehicle
Q - When in multi-seat vehicle (Jetty), switch which seat you're sitting in. Note that only the pilot gets to fly the Jetty, but the other players can shoot out of it.
Additional Help and Discussion
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