Filed under: Aiming, Config, Tactics | Tags: Aiming, Config, Headshots, mouse, movie, RaZiel, Video
RaZiel was a famous Return to Castle Wolfenstein-player years ago. Many people today still count him to one of the best RTCW players ever. Luckily he wanted to share his recipes for improving your aiming and tactical finesse with the community, so he wrote a tutorial to the end of 2003: Aiming by RaZiel.
Download Aiming by RaZiel here (97.5mb; contains some docs, videos, tweaks, patches, analysises and configs)
Although the tutorial is quite old and targets RTCW-players, things haven’t changed that much and the lessons are also relevant to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory-Players. This one is a must-have for every ambitious player.
Some excerpts from the content:
It contains some videos with scenes of him playing plus an explanation what he did and what you can learn from the specific video. To give you an idea, here we go with the low-quality version from YouTube.com:
Note among other things how his crosshair nearly always sticks to head-level… Thats the aim we need. 🙂 In the package you will find the videos in high resolution.
Beside a registry-fix that will kill your Windows(R) mouse-acceleration if it’s activated, you will find a guide on how to improve your aiming. A low-quality-preview from YouTube.com to get you an idea:
The tutorial centers around eliminating most friction between your mouse and your mousepad/-underground and then adjusting & finding the sensitivity thats works best for you to precisely aim at a small spot while strafing with or without using stamina. Note how smoothly his crosshair wanders with almost no vertical movement. (I will come to the relevance of that point in another article.)
I myself use a wooden table as mouseunderground from the beginning on. Before I start to play I often use to polish the underground with Pronto Classic furniture spray to minimize friction. As I am a high-sensitivity player, I never will get that ultra-smooth mousemovement and thus that RaZiel-poweraim. But the key to success I believe is to find your personal setup and style, stick to it (and not adjust your configuration every time you loose) and improve it by practicing alot. And: The games hitboxes luckily are big enough, so that it would be overdone to be able to track a small pixel… 😉
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