Hi fellow bwplayers,
I thought it would be a good idea to put all the info about the korean fish server in one thread. Here's why:
Unfortunaly the foreign BW community is pretty thin and for those who cannot create games on Iccup it's becoming really difficult to get some serious 1v1 games.
The fish server is always crowded with ppl (korea still has a pretty active BW amateur community), the problem being that it's not that easy to get into fish when you're a foreigner. I, for one, had to go through multiple threads and guides and posts to get a correct setup in order to play on it.
I know there's already this thread : http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=195442
but it covers mostly brain clan server and the mini launcher (which nobody uses anymore). You'll find information on how to edit the registry though.
Also it would nice to have our own channel (foreigners) so we could meet up on fish.
If anyone wants to contribute to this, post in this thread and I'll edit the op.
What we need is : a full howto about fish from someone who knows the server well (how to get in, how to get games, how the ladder works, how the korean "bnetiquette" works, how do you use the different channels, how to activate wdetector for ladder games, how to use wjoiner etc..)
I'd do it myself if I could but unfortunaly I don't have the required knowledge. I'm ready to edit the OP to add all the info you'll post in this thread.
I'll start with this link in complement of the one I've posted above. You'll be able to download wlauncher which is mandatory to play on fish (kinda like iccup launcher),
don't forget to edit your registry to update your server list (see 1st link)
1st edit :
Thx to all of you for your contributions. I'll try to sum up what has been added :
From zimp's great post : How to properly set up your server list (registry edit)
if you don't want fish to delete your server list, use the GUIfixes plugin from this thread: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=341246 (simply put the two gui files from here http://188.8.131.52/bw/iccpluginsloader/ to your wLauncher/Plugins folder). It works BUT you won't be able to connect to the official servers (Eu, West etc) when the guifixes plugin is ON.
- if your server list gets deleted, you can fix it with reg files, like this: http://www.mediafire.com/?g39s4oc46sw936m just double click
As stated by dr.shrinker and me, wlauncher is mandatory if you want to play on fish http://down.wlauncher.com/wLauncherSetup2.exe Don't forget to uncheck everything but wlauncher at install because it comes bundled with a lot of crap. Once you've installed it, just double click on the icon and then press the green button on the bottom left side. Don't forget to tell the launcher where your BW is installed. (If someone has troubles with that I can post a screenshot)
If you want to understand how fish ranking (ELO based) works compared to ICCUP I suggest you to check iFU.pauline's post on this 1st page, there's a ton of info and a solid analysis of the system there.
Please remind that you don't need to play ranked games on fish. If you just want to fool around with D, D+ lvl players there's always a ton of melee games avaliable. Anyway you have to play 30 unranked games or stay connected for 24h to start playing ranked games.
[In order to enable the wlaucnher antihack which is called wdetector, you have to type in korean hangul chraracters (set up your keyboard to korean in windows, you can toggle between qwerty and kor by pressing alt gr)
sksms gksrnrdls which means "I'm korean"
I tried it myself but it didn't work, maybe someone can ellaborate on this (where to type this, do you have to enter a command before)
One thing I do not know is how to make korean characters visible in the BW chatrooms and gamenames, it can help a lot for finding proper games (race, latency, level) -> Does anyone have info on that ?]
Ok I'm an idiot : Zimp linked to this post http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=392587 which seems pretty good. I cannot try it right now bul I'll update.