Playing the Game

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This is a page to talk about stuff for players. I didn't write anything because I know you all are just dying to write all your secrets in this wiki. ;)

The Object of the Game

A brief introduction to Armagetron Advanced.

For Beginners

The Basics

A guide for players new to the game that want to improve their abilities. Start playing with the basic moves. Those are Left, Right and Brake. When you are good at that, you can start thinking about adding bindings to your settings so you can make 180° turns.

Building Your Skillset

A top-level how-to that explains the base set of skills needed and gives some pointers on how to develop those skills. By focusing on skills and leaving tactical discussions to other articles, a new player will have a way to evaluate their overall progress in the game. Play opponents who are better than yourself so you learn from them. It might be frustrating if you lose all the time but don't worry... Every kill is a lesson


Learning to play in a team. Also, why good behavior is important in this and any other internet activity.

Game Concepts

A discussion of important game concepts.


What is rubber, anyway? I have a gauge for it, but what does it mean?


What is the scale of the arena? How fast am I really going? How long are my walls, if not infinite?

Tricks and Tactics

Player Tricks

A page that discusses specific tricks or moves. Tactical discussions aren't to be found here, this is all special moves that get you points!

Single Player Tactics (Against AIs)

My best advice is to box them in. Once you have done that the AI cant get out unless your wall dissapears.

Multi-Player Tactics

Via internet or LAN. Play real life opponents from all over the world. Think about attacking while defending or vice versa... Try to outsmart your opponent or just surprise him. Make traps, speedkills,... To learn about these thing you might consider to spectate a match or play it.

Also, read Advanced_Tactics.

Team Tactics

For all types of game, here's what you need to know to win or lose without pissing off your teammates.

Fortress Tactics

This is different enough from Team Tactics to get its own page. Most team tactics apply here, but fortress tactics put a whole new take on things.

Animated Tactics

Watch and Learn!


A canonical list of moviepacks and other modifications available.

Grid Games

Sometimes players like to play games that are a bit different than the regular game. Maybe you've seen it and you thought they were camping? Maybe you've tried to play along and had a spot of trouble? Read here to find out all about it.

Game Variations

These are settings that allow for different game play styles or modes. Click on the title for further details.

Chat Features

Page about chat features that come with servers.


Camping is a skill you need to learn... Camping is being caught in a box where you cant get out from, you twist and turn to stay alive. If the game has infinite walls its just staying alive. But if the walls aren't infinite you can camp so long till you find a way out. Camping is not the same as escaping.


Sometimes good players team-up and start (gangs) groups. Some examples: {USA}, Death By Distraction, Status Clan, Speeders, Xlz, DarkSyndicates, Lords Of Destruction, Stealth, Six Dragons, NiNja, Noob, NoClan, AST, Global Players, Avalanche, ... Most clans have minimum standards of behavior and ability that must be met before a new player can join them. Check with the clan you're specifically interested in before attempting to join a clan.

There is also a growing group of players that dislike clans for various reasons. Ironically, many of these players have been offered to join various clans and turned the offer(s) down.


Lag is a myth, but heres some information on how you can minimize it.

Frames Per Second

FPS is the number of frames pass your screen in 1 sec. It is possible to play with an FPS around 40 or higher. Anything lower makes your screen go shaky. The more moves you and/or other players make the faster the FPS goes down. ( for more exp. players: i'm talking about digging and multiple bindings.)


Using the console.

Press the tilde key.

Effects and Display

A guide to video effects and display.

Customizing the game

Changing the look and feel of the game: installing Moviepacks, changing cycle colors etc.

Playing Maps

Your complete guide to installing a map into Armagetron Advanced and configuring the game to play it for you. It does not include how to make a map, you'll need to saunter over to Extending Armagetron Advanced for that.

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