Firefall

Firefall

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Chat and Console Commands
By DARKB1KE and 4 collaborators
This guide covers basic commands typed into chat that every player should know; emotes that allow your character to wave and gesture; and console commands, which gives you access to advanced UI features such as recording your gameplay session. Included are specific commands that help with performance issues.
 
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Popular commands
Below is a list o the most commonly used commands:
/rui
Reloads the UI
/stuck
Respawns your character after 5 seconds
/inv <player>
Invites a player to your squad or platoon
/leave
Leave a squad or platoon
/kick <player>
Kick a person from a squad or platoon (party leader only)
/promote <player>
Promote someone to squad or platoon leader
/joinleader
Jump to the squad or platoon leader's shard
/duel <player>
Send a duel request to a player.
Squads can duel one another if the request is sent to and from a squad leader.
/friend <player>
Add <player> to your friends list
/ignore <player>
Add <player> to your ignore list
/z
Zone chat (e.g. Coral Forest, Sertao, Devil's Tusk)
/l
Local chat, sent to players within 50m radius
/y
Yell chat, sent to players within 150m radius
/a
Army/Guild chat
/s
Squad chat (up to 5 people)
/p
Platoon chat (up to 20 people)
/w <player>
whisper a private message to <player>
/r
reply to last whisper received
/afk <message>
Sets you auto-reply AFK message to whispers
/bug
Opens bug report window
/logout
Log out of the game
/exit
Exit the game
/help
Lists helpful commands
;loc
links your current coordinates on chat
/Slash commands
Slash commands are typed into chat that grant you access to social features, allow you to change chat channels, and some UI controls.



Squad/Platoon Commands
/inv <player>
/invite <player>
Invites a player to your squad or platoon
/accept
Accept invite
/decline
Decline invite
/leave
Leave a squad or platoon
/kick <player>
Kick a person from a squad or platoon (party leader only)
/promote <player>
Promote some one to squad or platoon leader
/joinleader
Jump to the squad or platoon leader's shard
! <message>
Send a popup message to entire squad in big letters
/duel <player>
Send a duel request to a player/squad.
- Squads can duel one another if the request is sent from the leader.

Friends/Ignore List
/friend <player>
/addfriend <player>
Add <player> to your friends list
/acceptfriend
Accept friend request
/declinefriend
Decline friend request
/unfriend <player>
/delfriend <player>
Remove <player> from your friends list
/ignore <player>
Add <player> to your ignore list
/unignore <player>
Remove <player> from your ignore list
/listignore
/ignorelist
Displays ignore list in chat
/clearignore
/ignoreclear
Clear ignore list

Public Chat Channels
/t
/team
Team chat during PvP
/z
/zone
Zone chat (e.g. Coral Forest, Sertao, Devil's Tusk)
/l
/local
Local chat, sent to players within 50m radius
/y
/yell
Yell chat, sent to players within 150m radius
/twitch
twitch.tv chat, when streaming through FireFall's Twitch integration
/lobby
private lobby chat channel during PvP
/com
Community event chat, for events hosted by Red 5 Studios' community team

Private Chat Channels
/a
/army
/g
/guild
/gc
/gu
Army/Guild chat
/s
/squad
Squad chat (up to 5 people)
/p
/platoon
Platoon chat (up to 20 people)

Whisper Chat Channels (between two players)
/w <player>
/whisper <player>
/tell <player>
/pm <player>
/msg <player>
whisper a private message to <player>
/r
/reply
reply to last whisper received


Open World PvP Commands
pending edit <pending edit>



UI Commands
/afk <message>
Sets you auto-reply AFK message to whispers
/anon
Toggle anonymous status
/bug
Opens bug report window
/exit
Exit the game
/help
Lists helpful commands
/givefun
/gf
/grantfun
/otto
Notifications for nearby events
/leavezone
Exit a zone that is being shut down (automatically queues you for another zone)
/lfg <description>
Toggles looking for group flag with <description>
/logout
Log out of the game
/rui
/reloadui
Reloads the UI
/stuck
/unstuck
Respawns your character after 5 seconds
/tab
Switch between chat tabs
/showfps
Shows FPS
/showping
Shows ping
/net_graph
Shows network activity graph
Emotes
  • /apologize
  • /bask
  • /beg
  • /belch
  • /calm
  • /charge
  • /cheer
  • /chicken
  • /chug
  • /congrats
  • /cough
  • /cry
  • /dance
  • /dazed
  • /downed
  • /fear
  • /flirt
  • /gloat
  • /groan
  • /haiku
  • /halt
  • /highfive
  • /joke
  • /laugh
  • /lookself
  • /no
  • /player_statue
  • /recover
  • /roar
  • /salute
  • /search
  • /sick
  • /sigh
  • /sneeze
  • /surprise
  • /talk
  • /taunt
  • /thank
  • /tired
  • /tikidance
  • /townstand1
  • /townstand2
  • /townstand3
  • /townstand4
  • /utility
  • /victory
  • /watch
  • /wave
  • /whistle
  • /working
  • /yawn
  • /yes
;Semi-colon commands


Semi-colon commands can be in the middle of a chat message. For example,
Please revive me at ;loc, I'm downed.
will produce
Please revive me at [150, -34], I'm downed.
The [150, -34] is also a link that players can click on in mouse-mode to set a waypoint.
;loc
links your current coordinates on chat
;wp
links your waypoint's coordinates on chat
;swp
links your squad waypoint's coordinates on chat

In some versions of the game client(German for sure, possibly others), ;pos replaces ;loc. Only one will work, which one dependant on your client, the other simply prints the command to chat and doesn't parse it.
Console commands [ALT-F1]
Console commands gives you access to access advanced UI features. While the features accessible via the console is too numerous to list, below covers a number of useful ones.

To open the console press ALT + F1.



Keybind functions
You can keybind additional features not accessible through Esc > Options > Key Bindings through the command:
bind <key> "<function>"
For example,
bind 9 "twitch_start"
binds 9 to start Twitch stream.

A list of popular <function> include:
twitch_start
starts Twitch stream
twitch_stop
stops Twitch stream
twitch.volume <VAL>
Adjusts Twitch output volume to <VAL> (between 0 and 100)
toggle showfps
Toggles FPS
toggle showping
Toggles ping
reloadui
Reloads the user interface

You can make a keybind a toggle (on/off) by adding the keyword "toggle" in front of a command.
You can also combine multiple commands to a single keybind.

For example,
bind F8 "toggle showfps; toggle showping"
makes the F8 key toggle both the fps and ping counter.

Additional commands
exit
Exits game
replay_record_begin <filename>
Start a gameplay recording with a custom <filename>
replay_record_end
End gameplay recording
replay_playback_begin <MIND>
Spectate PvP match <MID> , can be applied to PvE recordings as well
replay_playback_end
Stop spectating
rd.ppCryoFrz 0
Clears the melding effect that appears on your screen, during baneclaw
screenshot_type <VAL>
Changes compression for screenshots, <VAL> can take .png / .jpg / .tga / .dds
screenshot
take a screenshot, doesn't include the console
drawui 0
hide your HUD completely
drawui 1
turn on the HUD again
setsave
saves the settings of the console command that follows
character.fadeoutstart 500
controls when ragdolls(dead enemies) begin to disappear
character.fadeoutduration
controls animation for how long ragdolls(dead enemies) disappear
game.updateoffscreenshadowcasters
objects you can't see will or will not have shadows
game.offscreenupdateskipfactor
objects offscreen are not updated for specified lengths of time based on LOD
Matrix_printInstanceInfo
prints in console the Server-Coast-Shard you're on: Example US-West-2.r5external
OpenChatlog
Opens external file of chatlog saved to notepad
See also
Thanks!
  • Springfield for his list on the official forums
  • Reddeyfish for the added emotes!
  • CosmicD/Kuro/DarkCisum/aVehicle for all contributing.
  • Brontodon[brontodon.com]
  • FireFall Wiki[firefall-wiki.com]
  • Everyone else checking these commands and commenting!
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61 Comments
Li Aug 15, 2018 @ 10:18pm 
Its still a shame about what happened to Firefall.

People say "if it aint broke, dont fix it". Red5 said "if it broke, murder it" and shut down the servers, wasting thousands if not millions of hours playing this game and didnt even gave us an offline mode...

And as a sidenote, name 1 mobile game on android that isnt a money/time sink. Im pretty sure it doesnt exist.
DARKB1KE  [author] Aug 15, 2018 @ 10:03am 
They were never going to turn FireFall itself into a mobile game. They were thinking of making a different game based on FireFall. Probably one that involves time and money sinks.
Li Aug 15, 2018 @ 5:36am 
This is one really nicely made guide.. Shame its now useless..

Damn Red5 killed the game instead of fixing it and decided its a better idea to turn Firefall into a mobile piece of crap... If that version even existed, that is.
DARKB1KE  [author] Jun 17, 2016 @ 3:24pm 
Yes
AKMARK5000 Jun 17, 2016 @ 7:40am 
I just started Firefall again... do the chat and console commands still work?
DARKB1KE  [author] Dec 21, 2015 @ 3:54pm 
No problem. Haha nice icon Nobin. :)
Nobin Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:25am 
Nice and detailed guide :Nanu:
Ye Olde Dwarf Nov 23, 2015 @ 5:58am 
thanks for the emotes!
DARKB1KE  [author] Oct 26, 2015 @ 9:56pm 
@Illumina Blade @Dragux @ChoGGi okay I've updated the guide a bit more. I was kinda gonna make this a basic guide just to introduce people to the common commands. These additions are a bit more advanced.
Illumina Oct 19, 2015 @ 11:32pm 
The console commands go pretty deep.
setsave : saves the settings of the console command that follows

character.fadeoutstart : controls when dead creatures begin to disappear
character.fadeoutduration : controls how long it takes dead creatures to disappear

game.updateoffscreenshadowcasters : objects you can't see will or will not have shadows
game.offscreenupdateskipfactor : objects offscreen are not updated for specified lengths of time based on LOD

rd.flush : "flush all commands to the GPU before refreshing"
I don't know how this actually functions but higher numbers make the game more responsible but somehow less smooth. default is -1 and 0 feels nice

These commands help a lot running faufau on an aging and/or weak machine