I will start by saying the game is 14 years old. The people you see trying to join the Mod server do not have the Mod. They see the server with a lot of players in it and try to join.
The instructions you read in a post at TTB are not necessary.
All you have to do to play Black Hawk Down (BHD) is install the game on your computer. If you have an old version of BHD, you will have to update it to version 1.5. The update is in the Download section here on our site.
If you want to play Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (BHDTS) you will have to first install Black Hawk Down (BHD) and then install Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (BHDTS). If you have an old version of BHDTS, you will have to update it to version 1.5. The update is in the Download section here on our site.
If you want to play our TIOcoop Mod Version 1.9.2 you will have to install it. You have to have an updated version of Black Hawk Down (BHD) or an updated version of Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (BHDTS) installed on your computer first. Then install the Mod.
To install any of the above just follow the instructions the installer tells you. 98% of people installing the Mod have had no problems. Most of the 2% that have trouble is their lack of computer knowledge.
As for the "space, forward slash, lower case dee" ( /d) this is used by Black Hawk Down (BHD) or Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (BHDTS) or our TIOcoop Mod version 1.9.2 to search the game directory for any files associated with the map you are playing. This is for custom maps you put in your game directory or for files like the "Weapon.def" for the Medic Mod.
When you install our TIOcoop Mod version 1.9.2 the ( /d) is already done for you.
The download page for the TIOcoop Mod version 1.9.2
tells you that you can have Black Hawk Down (BHD) only or Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (BHDTS) installed on your computer before you install our Mod.
The Pinger Page
has detailed information about the Pinger and how to set it up. Every download on our site that needs the /d has information and a picture on how to add this to your desktop shortcut.
When the IP of our Game Servers change it is posted immediately by Rat our Game server Host. It is then posted in our TIO Server IP's and Ports
You can still join a game if you do not have our server IP. You will have to login to Novaworld and join from their lobby.
If you bought a copy of Black Hawk Down (BHD) or Black Hawk Down Team Sabre (BHDTS) via "Steam" and you want to install our TIOcoop Mod version 1.9.2. During the install process you will have to change the install directory to your Steam folder on your computer where BHD or BHDTS is installed.
I am home in three weeks Rat, see you in the server.