HELP FOR NEW PLAYERS
This page explains how to get started with Federation 2, the space fantasy multi-player game.
It takes you through the following steps:
and explains what to do in the event of a problem.
Federation 2 runs on our computers in Manchester, England, and in order to play the game you need to connect your computer to our computer over the Internet. If you use a Windows computer or a Mac, you can use our special front-end program called FedTerm, which takes care of the details of logging on for you. Or if you are using a different computer, or you would prefer to use a different program to connect to Fed, you can use any game front-end that supports telnet.
Play Fed using FedTerm
If you have a Windows computer or a Mac then you can use our specially designed front-end program, FedTerm, to connect to Fed2. The Windows version runs under Windows 95, ME, 2000 and XP, Vista and Windows 7; the Mac version under OSX 10 and Lion. This program adds lots of extra features to the game, including auto-mapping and character pictures.
FedTerm is a small program so won't take you long to download.
The Windows version of FedTerm will also run under Linux if you install the Wine emulator.
Play Fed using a different front-end
If you do not use a Windows computer, or if you don't want to use FedTerm, you can connect to Fed2 using any game front-end. Use the following settings:
System Name: fed2.ibgames.net
Port Number: 30003
If you use a Mac, here are two programs you can use:
If you use Linux, here are two programs you can use:
Once you have set up a front-end to connect to the game you need to set up an account and character to use in the game. Click here to continue reading the help for new players.