How to Play NS1 Gathers in 2018

FIRST Check The NS1 Gather Community Discord Server for Updates:


How to install Half Life and the Natural Selection 1 mod:
1. Install Half-Life from Steam, assuming you have it purchased (10-20e)
2. Get NS1 Installer:
3. for the lazy check
(includes ns, 3.2.1 patch, ambient sounds removed, default nl crosshairs, and a basic config)


1) After install reboot steam and it should appear to your library automatically.
2) create shortcut e.g. : "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 70 -game "ns"
Have fun!

Other stuff (OPTIONAL):
1. You can install nL pack if you want less UI clutter:
2. Custom NS1 client 3.2.1a can be downloaded here with some client fixes:


Basic settings:
Good launch options:
-freq 144 -noforcemaccel -noforcemparms
Should fix also "weird feeling mouse" issue!


How to achieve over 60fps:
Create userconfig.cfg in your ns-folder or just put it in console (E.g. C:\steamgames\steamapps\common\Half-Life\ns)
and add these lines to it:
gl_vsync "0"
fps_override "1"
fps_max "125" //above 125fps makes lmg/hmg shoot faster

"good rate settings" (dunno are they good but better than defaults):
rate "20000"
cl_updaterate "102"
cl_cmdrate "130" //5 over your fps ex_interp "0.08"




After this if there are no new Informations in the NS1 Community Discord:

Recover a ENSL Account:


Register a ENSL Account:

(and log in with it to:)

Join the Latest Gather:

(What you require Teamspeak 3 for:)

Install Teamspeak 3:


Then Idle in the Channel:

(Till the Gather Music Starts where you have to vote for Captains and a Server)




Mega on 02 April 18 23:24


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