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Old 10-22-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up PC Boosting With Bots Seriously/Not So Seriously SG-1 & Fehhh's Fast Guide

This guide is brought to you by Super Geek No 1 & Fehhh

Boosting Gears Of War (G.O.W) is always a problem on both Xbox 360 and Windows (PC) due to shortage of players and time zones. Well myself and Fehhh have found yet another way to get passed the fiasco of recruiting too many players.

Note: This guide cover how to boost by yourself with one other person or with three - four people

As some of you know you can launch a game more than once off your pc depending of how powerful it is, for those that don't know this listen up. Go to control panel on your PC and click on User Accounts and make another user account on you pc.

Note: Now it is up to you how many you can make but your pc would have to be able to handle the power requirement of running many copies of GOW at once. So if you are boosting by your self on one PC you are going to need to make Five or Seven user accounts. Also to switch between user accounts press Ctrl, Alt + Del and select the option switch account users or hit the windows button and select the option on the drop down menu next to Shut Down.

Ok you are going to also make as many dummy accounts needed note: on PC you don't need Gold account to play on Live, also you will be prompted for a serial key use the one that came with G.O.W.

Once you have how many you feel you need start up G.O.W. When loaded up go to the Options on G.O.W and put all the Video settings to the lowest possible (do this on all user accounts)

Ok now once all this done and holding steady switch back to your main Live Account.
Now the setting I'm going to tell you was the easiest game type we could find. Host a rank match either KOTH (King Of The Hill) or Annex, Three Rounds, 120 capture points and most importantly select the map to Fuel Depot. When the game has loaded up the lobby screen switch users and search for the game you are hosting (do this accordingly with all accounts). Switch back to your main account and start game.

The reason for Fuel Depot is because it is the only way to get maximum kills without too much movement. Once the match has started all you need to do is grab the Sniper Riffle form the truck (Lorry) and the Hammer of Dawn from the centre hanger bay. Now with sniper you should be able to see across the map to each spawn area and be able to kill the bots as they spawn. e.g. When you get the sniper riffle (the one closest to the spawn hanger) go close to the crate in front of you and you should be able to see the other guys in their spawn and get head shots. For the person on the other side (spawned out in the open) he can use mainly hammer of dawn. Remember this an example you'll figure out your own way on that map if you want.

Ok now based on 1 session = to 1 hour and on two bots I (SG-1) got 350 - 400 kills per session and Fehhh got 450 - 500 per session (advantages of Hammer of Dawn and key board and mouse) with three bots it is 550 -650 kills per session. This was done just over four days would have been two days if we didn't get so tired of the repetition. Anyways there is a bonus using this method I'm from the UK, Fehhh Australia time difference is + nine hours ahead so while he was sleeping I was killing and by the he woke up I could join in or go to sleep.

Note: when your really tired capture the points end the game and get some rest Good Luck and hope this helps, any other questions send me a message PM me.

Specs: At the time of doing this I had a Acer M3802, Quad core Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
6gb Ram DDR2, Ati 4300/4500 HD (really crappy GPU) Windows 7 Home Edition x64
oh and the worse part a 250 Watt Power Supply Unit

P.S: This can also be used to get weapon achievements and not so seriously by yourself

Note: 16/07/2011

You must have your PC setting set to high performance.
Control Panel/Power Options/High Performance

Also some people have a problem keeping all accounts in the game well there are many reason for this here are the main ones.
1. Your PC ain't as powerful as you thought.
2. You might be running low on memory which if you know how to page file would be handy.
3. If you have a low wattage Power Supply Unit (PSU) you will also find problems doing this as
your pc can't attain the necessary power it needs to run that many different processes.

A small fix for the above problem (if you can call it that)
When switching accounts just try pressing the windows button on the keyboard and clicking on a the taskbar. If it worked then GOW be in the back ground and will be silent no music, no sound nada, once silent that means you can switch accounts with a 70% chance of it working properly. When its not silent you have a 35-55% chance of it working properly.

Note 24/07/11: I was wrong if you have a CD just make sure it's in the tray and follow the instructions

Update: 24/07/11:
Please make sure you have 6 players/bots in a public match for the kills to count towards Seriously. If a player/bot lags out for what ever reason if less then 6 players/bots capture the objective and end the game then start it back up with 6 players/bots. If you have more than 6 players/bots to start with then it doesn't matter if one ore two lag out as long as it doesn't go past 6 players/bots. For Not So Seriously doesn't matter how many players you have and it can be done in a private match, this is to clear up all questions people are asking one more thing GOW PC isn't like GOW Xbox 360 once you hit 10k on the dot Seriously will pop once the match has ended

Update:26/03/12

Another Tip: Shut down all non essential programs as this will drain you pc processor and memory and might kick bots out while boosting

Update: 27/01/2013

To make it very clear to anyone reading this guide.

Seriously Minimum Requirements:
3v3 Public Ranked Match, with minimum 3 Rounds
If any play lags out during boosting end the game as fast as possible as none of the kills if
less that 3v3 will not count.
Seriously can be obtained in all match types including King of The Hill & Annex

Not So Seriously Minimum Requirements
Any game type, Private or Public (ranked) with minimum 3 Rounds

One More Thing: Please the guide thoroughly before asking me questions as I can't keep reiterating what is in the guide every time you fail to read it properly

PS: This boosting method works on other PC games:

Shadow Run
Jame Bond Quantum of Solace
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage
Bioshock 2 Eng & Rus
Battle vs. Chess



Doesn't work with:

Section 8 (I believe it might if I have a digital copy)
Street Fighter IV (Knocks the other player out of Lobby or could just be my pc)
Halo 2
GTA IV (due to anti cheat system)
Kane & Lynch (doesn't give the other any port settings might work on a digital copy)
Super Street Fighter IV AE

Most games released after 2010 it won't work for, for verious reasons


These were all tried with cd versions of the game so it might work if you have a digital copy from Steam or GFWL I'll update if I try more or send me a message of one you have tried and it worked or didn't work.

My Current PC Specs are (27/01/2013):
PC: Acer M3802 (Acer is a crap brand now)
Processor: Intel Quad Core Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Memory: 6gb Ram DDR2 (This is the standard one that come with pc)
GPU: Ati 6950HD (big upgrade compared to when I wrote this guide)
OS: Windows 7 x64 Black Edition
PSU: OCZ 700Watts


I will post how many copies it can run at once to give people an idea to how they could possibly run




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Old 12-15-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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This method is awesome.
The only problem that you need a very fast PC to run GoW 6 times. Or one more gamer who has a fast computer.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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This method is awesome.
The only problem that you need a very fast PC to run GoW 6 times. Or one more gamer who has a fast computer.
Just tested 6 accounts on my PC, worked fine. I have a q6600, 8gb ram, and a gtx 580. Finally have a use for 8gb ram. lol
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:54 AM   #4
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Just tested 6 accounts on my PC, worked fine. I have a q6600, 8gb ram, and a gtx 580. Finally have a use for 8gb ram. lol
How much of your RAM did it end up taking up? I only have 6GB but I'll gladly allocate some of my HDD space for RAM if I need it. Lol using HDD space for RAM. I haven't done that in ages.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:32 PM   #5
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How much of your RAM did it end up taking up? I only have 6GB but I'll gladly allocate some of my HDD space for RAM if I need it. Lol using HDD space for RAM. I haven't done that in ages.
You will need HDD page filing, without it, it would only use like 75% of my 8gb ram after loading 4-5 clients would then start to crash. After enabling page filing, physical ram usage would go to 88-93% and all 6 clients loaded up perfectly fine.
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Thanks. I haven't picked up Gears of War yet but I tried it with Shadowrun and it worked except I tried inviting a 8th person instead of making an 8th account and it all went to hell. So i figure when I find the time to do this again if I just play with myself only it should all be okay.

Edit: So I made an 8th account and I want to thank you for your Gears of War guide because it works just as well for the PC version of Shadowrun. And with the actual disk version.
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You will need HDD page filing, without it, it would only use like 75% of my 8gb ram after loading 4-5 clients would then start to crash. After enabling page filing, physical ram usage would go to 88-93% and all 6 clients loaded up perfectly fine.
And how would you do that? I am about to start Gears PC and my computer specs are, Intel i7 870 (2.9GHz), 4 gigs of RAM (only 3 can be used due to me being on a 32 bit version of Windows 7), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1 terabyte hard drive. Would I be able to run 6 to 8 accounts if I enabled HDD page filing?
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