To install Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror on modern systems try the TO:AOT 3.4 + 3.5 Fixed Pack. It's an easy download, extract and play package that includes various fixes and is pre-configured so you can play right away. After extracting the archive open the Tactical Ops Quick Join and you can either start TO 3.4 and TO 3.5 from the menu or directly join servers.
Both Downloads contain the same files
• Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror patched to version 3.4 with OpenGL Renderer v3.5 and SuperTeam Keybinder v1.4. On this version you can easily join all multiplayer servers, some servers use ACE Anti Cheat and only requires you to click a few buttons ingame first joining a server.
• Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror patched to version 3.5 with OpenGL Renderer from TO3.5 Patch and SuperTeam Keybinder v1.5. On this version some servers require you to install and configure the ESE Anti Cheat and ESE Renderers included in the Extra folder.
• The Tactical Ops Quick Join Tool that allows you to directly join a server from the builtin server browser or manually start either TO3.4 or TO3.5 from the menu.
Download Fixed Pack 7-Zip for Windows
• Contains TO3.4 + TO3.5 and the Quick Join Tool
• Smaller high compressed version, extract with 7-Zip.
Download TO:AOT for MAC or Linux
• For MAC use the TO-AOT Fixed Pack macOS 10.7+. This pack was created by "wan1z".
• To play on Linux you must use the original TO:AOT v3.1.9 ISO for Windows.
Then use the files: Tactical Ops AoT v3.4.0 Linux and Tactical Ops AoT v3.5.0 Update Linux.
#1 - Download the TO-AOT-v340-v350.zip file or the TO-AOT-v340-v350.7z version.
#2 - Extract the contents of the downloaded file and place the "TacticalOps" folder into a directory such as "C:/" or "C:/Games/" and try to avoid any protected/user directories. (So avoid Desktop, Downloads, Documents or the Program Files Folders)
#3 - You are done and can now play Tactical Ops.
Start the Ops Quick Join and select a server you wish to join, or start Tactical Ops from:
Menu -> Launch Tactical Ops 3.4
Menu -> Launch Tactical Ops 3.5
Or manually start TO3.4 from "TO340/System/TacticalOps.exe" and TO3.5 from "TO350/System/TacticalOps.exe"
Can't get the game to work? Or are having crashes? Try this page in the Tutorials & Info section.
Player Name - Some servers might kick you if you have the default "Player" name so change it in the options menu from inside the game.
Frame Limit - The default framerate limit is set to 100, on servers with the new ACE v1.1b you can experience screen tearing or a laggy feel as a result. To change this value change FramerateLimit= in "Tactical Ops.ini" or view this page in the Tutorials & Info section. You can try to set it to your monitor refresh rate, or perhaps try 150. Before ACE v1.1b it was forced to a maximum of 180, newer versions force a maximum of 200. This is what most likely causes this issue. It's not recommended to set it higher then 200.
Sound Settings - Surround Sound and 3D Surround are disabled by default, tweak these to user preference in the Audio Settings. Remember to restart your game for these settings to take effect.
Mouse Settings - DirectInput is enabled by default for optimal mouse tracking. this however activates the ALT+TAB Crosshair and Buyscreen Bugs. To disable it go to the Mouse Settings and restart your game afterwards. To get ''better'' mouse tracking without DirectInput, use the MarkC Mouse Fix, its included in the Extra folder. Check the Readme for information.
Other Settings - Most players will lower or disable View Bob (screen shake while moving) and set the Music Volume to 0%. Some also set the ingame brightness very high for optimal visibility of enemies
You will have to set all those settings for both versions separately.
Fixed Server Browser - Since the GameSpy shutdown the Tactical Ops server browser stopped working. By using 3 alternative Master Servers they now display servers again. Also the server list only displays servers of a compatible version instead of a mixed server list.
Fixed Game Speed and Mouse Input - By default the game would run at such a high and inconsistent framerate it resulted in speed up and slow down gameplay combined with irregular mouse tracking. By limiting the max fps this has been fixed, SwapInterval is set to 0 to also improve the delay of mouse input.
Fixed OpenGL Renderer Kick - TO v3.4 has OpenGL Renderer v3.5 that works on all servers. Newer Renderers have been released but are not compatible with multiplayer servers on both versions. TO v3.5 has an older OpenGL Renderer released with the v3.5 Community Patch since that lets you join all servers except the ones that require the ESE Anti Cheat Client installed and activated. For ESE Servers in v3.5 you will need to have installed the ESE Renderers from the ESE Account Manager.
Keybinder Included - Included are SuperTeam Keybinder v1.4 for TO v3.4 and v1.5 for TO v3.5. These can be launched ingame from the main menu and is a tool that lets you bind various game commands to buttons of your choice. Very useful tool and a must have for every player.
TO 3.5 is ESE compatible - Run the ESESetup.exe in the Extra Folder for the ESE Account Manager. Once you have an ESE account and the keyfile placed into the TO350/System folder, have installed the ESE Client and the Renderers from the Account Manager you should be able to join all TO 3.5 ESE Servers. Just make sure you select the TO350/System/TacticalOps.exe and not the Tactical Ops Quick Join.exe as the install location.
Updates since 2017/2018 version
Updated the MarkC Mouse Fix in the Extra folder.
Removed the outdated TO-Launcher from the Extra folder.
Renamed the main folder from "Tactical Ops" to "TacticalOps".
Changes made to TO 3.4 & TO 3.5
• Removed old video Renderers (Direct3D, Glide and Metal)
• Removed old audio Renderer (SGL)
• TacticalOps.ini cleaned from data of removed audio and video Renderers (Direct3D, Glide, Metal, SGL, XDriver, GenericAudioSubSystem)
• TacticalOps.ini cleaned from all unused sections
• Removed unused files from original installer (Setup.exe, Setup.int and Manifest.cfg)
• Removed unused Language Files in System Folder (*.det, *.est, *.frt and *.itt)
• Removed unused Server files (/Web/ and System/TacticalOpsWinServer.bat and UCC.exe)
• Fixed Server Browser (TacticalOps.ini, TOSystem.int and UBrowser.int)
• Merged Sub folders from /TacticalOps/ with the main folders
• Set to use the OpenGL Renderer by default
• Set FrameLimit to 100, Set SwapInterval to 0
• Set Anisotropic Filtering to 16x by default
• Set Default Resolution to 1024x768 32bits
• Disabled Mouse Smoothing
• Enabled DirectInput
• Brightness @ 50%
• Audio, Music and Announcer Volume @ 50%
• View Bobbing @ 50% (10% lower as default)
• Disabled Auto Weapon Reload
• Cleaned up TacticalOps.ini and User.ini
• Copied over TacticalOps.ini to Default.ini and User.ini to DefUser.ini
Changes made to TO 3.4
• OpenGL Renderer v3.5 (Latest one compatible with TO3.4 TOST)
• SuperTeam KeyBinder v1.4 (Made for TO3.4)
Changes made to TO 3.5
• OpenGL Renderer from TO 3.5 Patch (Some servers with no ESE kick for OpenGL Renderer v3.5)
• SuperTeam KeyBinder v1.5 (Made for TO3.5 with compatilbilty for TO3.4)
Changed_or_Removed_Files.zip - Added as backup
Included in the Extra folder is a Changed_or_Removed_Files.zip that includes all deleted or altered files.