Shell Shockers FAQ


Current Issues

If you're thinking about reporting a bug, here are a few issues that we're currently looking in to:


Index


System requirements

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


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!)


I can't click to fire and I can't turn!

You're probably using a browser that doesn't support the Pointer Lock API. Pointer Lock captures your mouse cursor and allows you to look around freely in the game with full rotation, without having to worry about your cursor getting stuck at the edge of the window. This is necessary for this type of game.

Most modern browsers support it, but Internet Explorer does not, and is therefore not supported. Some great (and free) alternatives are Chrome, Firefox, and Opera!

Safari version 10.1.2 specifically appears to have a problem with this as well. 11 does not!


My keyboard controls aren't working

Non-QWERTY keyboards can sometimes exhibit problems, as the codes the keys generate are hard to predict. Even if that isn't true of your keyboard, try configuring it manually in the Settings menu (shellshock.io/?openSettings) and see if that doesn't help!


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