Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get in the free Demo?

What do I get in the full version?

I don't get it. What is it like to play Rag Doll Kung Fu?

If I downloaded the demo, do I need to download again for the full version?

How big is the download?

Why does it say 'Downloading hi-res video from steam' during the cut-scenes?

Can I play on Linux?

What sort of computer do I need to play ragdoll?

How exactly do the controls work? Will I need some special mouse?

I can't download steam?

I can't download the game from steam?

My credit card was declined! What should I do?

I've downloaded the game, but I can't see it in my steam Games list.

I've downloaded the game, but when I start it, it crashes or does nothing.

I can't find anyone to play with online.

Which ports have to be open for playing online?

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What do I get in the free Demo?
You get the first few training levels, to start honing your skills, with additional unlockable secrets!
You can also create your own unique character, then take your character online ( time limited in free demo ), and fight, dance, chat, or, do whatever you can think of!

Play with friends on the same computer, with multiple usb mice.

Any online play is time limited in the demo to 3 minutes per session.

What do I get in the full version?
* Full training/Story mode, including 20 minutes of old style kung fu film footage.

* Single player mini games
*Ninja Onslaught
*Chu Chu Wing Pooh
*Rag Doll Soccer
*Rag Dolll Athletics

*Multiplayer games(1-8 players)(Play online, or on a single machine with multiple USB mice)
*Death Match(Online, Lan, Local machine)
*Rag Doll Soccer(Online, Lan, Local machine)
*Athletics (Local machine)
*Movie maker (Local machine)

* Lots of secrets to discover and unlock

I don't get it. What is it like to play Rag Doll Kung Fu?
The easiest way to find out is just to download & try it!
We're sure that once you've tried it, and practiced a little, you'll be hooked.

But if you want, you can check the videos in the 'files' section of this site. The trailer contains lots of gameplay footage, and the GDC video shows Mark (the creator) demoing the game live!

If I downloaded the demo, do I need to download again for the full version?
No! Only a small update of the demo, is required once you've bought the full version. So you should be playing in no time at all!

How big is the download?
Rag Doll Kung fu requires less than 300 megs of hard drive space, but you can play after it has downloaded about 50 megs- once
you're playing the game, Steam will download the cut-scene videos in the background. So be sure to leave steam running on your
computer, even when you're not playing RDKF! You can still play through the whole game, but the quality of the cutscene video will
increase once the complete download is finished.

Why does it say 'Downloading hi-res video from steam' during the cut-scenes?
Through the magic of steam, we were able to reduce the size of the initial download to 50 megs approx. So you can get playing much
sooner! However, when you first install, in the background, steam is still working away to deliver the full quality video - a further 250 meg
download. So be sure to leave steam running on your computer, even when you're not playing RDKF! You can still play through the
whole game, but the quality of the cutscene video will increase once the complete download is finished.

Can I play on Linux?
There isn't a dedicated linux version of Rag Doll yet, but some members of the community have had a lot of success running the game under 'Wine'. This isn't supported by us, but you're welcome to have a go!

What sort of computer do I need to play ragdoll?
Rag Doll works on PC compatible computers (there isn't a Mac version at this stage).
In a nutshell, if you have a computer that was bought in the last 2 or 3 years, or which can play recent games, you'll almost certainly be able to play Rag Doll Kung Fu. It's demands are quite modest.

You can use Windows 98 or newer, including 2000 and XP.
If you want to play with multiple USB mice plugged into the same computer you'll need Windows XP.

MIN SPEC:
Pentium3 800 MHz (or compatible)
256 MB Ram
GeForce 2 (or compatible)
Windows 98
Internet connection for Steam
Will be choppy with 8 AI players or in a big online game. Multi mice will only work with Windows XP

RECOMENDED SPEC:
Pentium4 1500 MHz (or compatible)
512MB Ram
DirectX 9 compatible graphiccard
Windows XP
Internet connection for Steam
Will work fine with most DirectX 9 compatible graphic cards.


How exactly do the controls work? Will I need some special mouse?
Controlling Rag Doll is really easy, and all it takes is a normal Mouse!

By moving the mouse you move around your cursor in the game. Left click and you can grab a body part and drag it to where you want to move it. Right click and you can ready an attack, aim it and then when you release, your character attacks toward the selected area.

Weapons, like the real thing, can be swung around to deal damage.

Most computers only have one slot to plug in an old fashioned 'PS2' mouse, so if you want to play multiplayer on a single computer you will need to use USB mice, and have Windows XP installed. Other than
that, any mouse will do, although if you have a mouse wheel you can adjust the zoom.

I can't download steam?
I can't download the game from steam?
My credit card was declined! What should I do?
I've downloaded the game, but I can't see it in my steam Games list.

Often, it helps to close steam completely and restart it. If you're still having trouble, or if you are having trouble download rag doll kung fu,
or steam, or making your payment, please contact Steam technical support, by visiting http://support.steampowered.com.

I've downloaded the game, but when I start it, it crashes or does nothing.
The easiest thing to try, is to restart steam. If that doesn't work, try restarting your computer.
If you're still having trouble, the most common cause by a long way, is an old or broken video card driver that may be incompatible with RDKF.
You can easily update these for free by visiting the manufacturer of your video card. For example, for ATI cards visit www.ati.com; for nvidia cards, visit www.nvidia.com.
If you're still having trouble, double check that your computer matches up against the minimum specs needed for Rag Doll Kung Fu, listed in this FAQ.

I can't find anyone to play with online.
If you can't see any servers, or you can't connect to a friend, make sure you both have the necessary ports open on your firewall.
You need to open port 4242, in addition to any steam ports, on your firewall, to play Ragdoll Kung Fu online. (for both TCP & UDP).

The following ports must be open to for Steam:
UDP 27000 to 27015
TCP 27020 to 27039

How you open these ports depends on what firewall and router you use; please see the documentation for your firewall for more information.
In addition, if the person who wants to 'create' the dojo and run as a server, has a router or firewall, they may need to set up port-forwarding on his or her router. External port 4242 should be forwarded to their gaming computer. How you set this up depends on what firewall and router you use; please see the documentation for your firewall for more information, or check our community and the web for more information on port forwarding.

Which ports have to be open for playing online?
You need to open port 4242, in addition to any steam ports, on your firewall, to play Ragdoll Kung Fu online. (for both TCP & UDP).
Following ports must be open to for Steam:
UDP 27000 to 27015
TCP 27020 to 27039

How you open these ports depends on what firewall and router you use; please see the documentation for your firewall for more information.

I've got another question!
Try the FAQ run by our amazing fansite, www.rdkf.net. They've got even more info there.If that doesn't help, you could try reading and posting on the Rag Doll Kung Fu forums here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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