Frequently Asked Questions


Are you aware of this bug?

Probably. Here are some known issues we're currently battling:


Lag! What should I do?

If your shots are getting off really late, or you're bouncing around all over the place, here are a few things you can try:

Generally speaking, we like to see a ping of 100ms or less. You can see your ping in the upper-left corner of the game window as you play. You can get away with higher pings if they're consistent. Lag spikes (when your ping momentarily shoots upward) will absolutely ruin your day, though, and there is unfortunately no way for the game to compensate for them.


My frame rate is low. Now what?

(Frame rate is indicated by the FPS readout in the upper-left corner of the game window. 60 is best!)

If you're running Chrome, try enabling Experimental Canvas Features:

This may make it better, or worse. Good luck with that.


Why can't I fire?

Some systems have a problem with registering trackpad taps while in Pointer Lock. A full click of the pad, while annoying, I know, should do the trick. It's an issue that's currently being looked in to.


Why can't I move and shoot at the same time?

Some systems have palm-cancelling software enabled by default, which prevents simultaneous keyboard and trackpad/mouse input. Check your system settings for palm cancelling/rejection and turn down the sensitivity or disable it altogether.


Are you going to add more (guns/maps/modes/etc)??

YES!

Eventually. Shell Shockers is currently being developed by a single individual, so it's going to take a little time. Rest assured, however, the game is in active development, and when new features are ready, you'll be the first to know!


How do I enable WebGL?

That depends on your browser! Shell Shockers requires WebGL, so if you can play the game already, it's enabled, and you don't have to worry about this! Otherwise, follow the directions for your browser below. If your browser version is older than the one listed, download the latest! You'll thank me later.

Chrome 49+

Step 1 - Enable hardware acceleration Step 2 - Enable WebGL

Firefox 54+

Changes take effect immediately.

Safari 10.1+

Edge 14+

Should be enabled by default. If not, you probably need to update your graphics driver!

Internet Explorer

Sorry, Shell Shockers doesn't support IE, as it's missing some key features.


WebSockets? Say what?

WebSockets allow for efficient communication that is vital for games of this type. Here's a list of browsers that support it. If yours isn't on the list, or is older than the version shown, you should download a new one!

Supported browsers


System requirements

We're still in the process of working this out, but here's a rough idea: