Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I install the client for IW4x-SP/IW4x/IW5-Mod/IW6-Mod/S1-Mod?
A: Download the AlterWare launcher and place it in the game folder containing the game files obtained from Steam. Finally, simply run the launcher (see the official install guide in the other forum section).

Q: Can I request a feature to be implemented?
A: At this time, we are not open to any feature requests. Issues on our GitHub repositories are disabled. IW4x is an exception to this rule. Depending on what you have in mind, you can request a feature here or here

Q: I suspect I have found a bug, how do I report it?
A: Report it in the corresponding client channel on Discord and we will triage your issue to determine whether the bug report is valid or not. IW4x is an exception to this rule. Depending on the kind of issue you are having, you can file a bug report here or here

Q: How do I launch the client?
A: Use the AlterWare launcher

Q: Are AlterWare’s clients safe?
A: All known game vulnerabilities are patched in our clients

Q: Are AlterWare’s clients free?
A: Yes, absolutely. But the base games are not, support Activision and buy the base game on Steam, and then you may use our ‘mod’

Q: What do IW4, IW5, IW6 and S1 mean?
A: They are the code name for the engine iteration. MW2 (IW4), MW3 (IW5), Ghosts (IW6) and Advanced Warfare (S1). See IW (game engine) - Wikipedia

Q: Can I load custom GSC scripts?
A: Yes you can. All games can load raw GSC files. There are in-depth tutorials on our Discord server. S1-Mod and IW6-Mod do not support loading custom GSC scripts on single-player.

Q: Will you open-source the clients?
A: All of our clients are open-source except IW5-Mod.

Q: Windows Defender or my antivirus reported a virus when I downloaded a client. What does this mean?
A: Please educate yourself about what a false positive is for an anti-virus software. All of our clients are open-source.

Q: Is “split screen” available?
A: No. MW2, MW3, Ghosts and AW do not have that feature on the PC version.

Q: I’m attempting to play the Steam version of the game, but I encountered an unexpected issue. Can I seek assistance here?
A: We only provide support for our clients and not for the Steam version of the game

Q: What is the status of controller support on your modded clients?
A: IW4x, IW6-Mod and S1-Mod support Xbox Controllers. You may use a PlayStation controller with the help of third-party tools. Please do not ask us to add support for any of our clients where it’s missing.

Q: I can’t access a server because it is password-protected, what can I do?
A: There is nothing we can do to help you in most cases, servers are password-protected for a reason. If you don’t know the password you are probably not meant to join it.