S4NDMoD Servers

As many of you are aware, S4NDMoD public servers went offline for a week or so. Our old provider (FragReady and then MACH9Servers) gave us two weeks notice that they were going out of business. We subsequently learned that we actually had three days. We contracted with a new provider, but there were faulty memory modules on the first machine they gave us. We were finally able to stand up our new servers yesterday (28 Aug 2015) on our new server.

While we enjoy running our public servers, we don’t get paid or receive any type of benefit. In the last three years, we have only received one donation (which we greatly appreciate). If you have a couple of dollars to spare, we would greatly appreciate anything that can be spared.

As before, all of our servers stream to PBBans.com. We have removed the ban list on all of our servers to give people a second chance.

If you haven’t done so already, add us on Facebook! We like to interact with the community and listen to the feedback on our servers. We are looking to run some more servers, so please let us know which games you would like to see!

Return to Castle Wolfenstein 1.0

S4NDMoD.com Dual Objective: 198.144.177.2:27960
S4NDMoD.com 24/7 Beach: 198.144.177.2:27961
S4NDMoD.com Rotation: 198.144.177.2:27962
S4NDMoD.com Deathmatch: 198.144.177.2:27963
S4NDMoD.com Panzer Party 198.144.177.2:27964

Return to Castle Wolfenstein 1.4

S4NDMoD.com Rotation: 198.144.177.2:27966
S4NDMoD.com Beach: 198.144.177.2:27967
S4NDMoD.com OSP: 198.144.177.2:27968

Return to Castle Wolfenstein Demo

S4NDMoD.com Rotation: 198.144.177.2:27969

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

S4NDMoD.com XP Save: 198.144.177.2:27970

 

PunkBuster Anti-Cheat Software

PunkBuster is a computer program that is designed to detect software used for cheating in online games, such as Return to Castle Wolfenstein.  The aim of the program is to isolate cheaters and prevent them from disrupting legitimate games.  If you received the message “PunkBuster is required.  Download at pb.s4ndmod.com”, this is the correct page.  If you are a player, please select the Windows Client listed below.  If you have trouble installing, please ask for help in the forums after reading the Technical Support section below.

Install Instructions

  1. Download the client version and save to desktop.
  2. Run the .exe
  3. Make sure to install it to correct location!
  4. Run the shortcut on your desktop once the installation is finished.
  5. If you have Windows Vista or 7, you must run the shortcut as an administrator! To do that, RIGHT click on the shortcut and select run as administrator

Downloads

Windows Client – Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 – Choose this if you are not sure which one you need.
Windows Server
Linux Server
If you need additional help, please check the Wiki or ask on the Forums

Technical Support / FAQ

Below are the solutions to several common problems experienced.  Please try one of these before requesting support.

1) I get kicked for “YourName PunkBuster kicked player ‘YourName’ (for 2 minutes) … RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

You need to run Return to Castle Wolfenstein under an administrator account.  If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, RIGHT click on the program and select “Run as Administrator”

2) I receive the error message “cannot load default.cfg

You installed the patch in the wrong directory(folder). Please run the patch again and pay very close attention to what is being asked of you. When it asks for your path to Return to Castle Wolfenstein please point it to where your game is located.

3) My downloads in-game are looping / re-downloading the same file.

This appears to be caused by the permissions in Windows. While there may be another solution the easiest fix is simply run as admin.  See #1 for instructions.

4) My screen is completely gray when I run the game.

If you are using a NVIDIA card please check what version of the drivers you are running. In order for the client to run you will need v190.62. This is very easy.

  1. Visit this link: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx
  2. Enter the info according to your video card and operating system.
  3. Download v190.62
  4. Run the installer, once completed it may ask you to reboot. If it does reboot your computer.
  5. Try running the game once again.

(thanks crapshoot for the help figuring this one out!)

If you are using an ATI card, please check what version of the drivers you are running.  In order for the client to run, you will need v10.4 or earlier.

  1. Visit this link: http://ati.amd.com/
  2. Enter the info according to your video card and operating system in the “Driver Downloads” box on the TOP RIGHT side of the page
  3. Scroll down to “Previous Drivers”. Do NOT download the newest version.
  4. Download Catalyst v10.4.
  5. Run the installer, once completed it may ask you to reboot. If it does reboot your computer.
  6. Try running the game once again.

Dedicated Server Installation

Full install instructions can be found on our wiki.