Call of Duty 5: Colored/Bad Nicknames

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Using Colored names

Configuration file technique

Head over to your config file, which is now located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\yourcomputername\Local Settings\Application Data\Activision\CoDWaWbeta\

assuming you have XP.

  • First, make a backup copy of the file: config_mp.cfg
  • Now, use Wordpad to edit the configuration. Find your clan tags in the configuration and modify it as follows:
seta clanName "^^##" 

where # is a number from 0 to 9. Note that the number is repeated twice.

For example: seta clanName "^^00"

This will set everything to the right of the first square bracket in your name black.

  • 0=Black
  • 1=Red
  • 2=green
  • 3=yellow
  • 4=blue
  • 5=cyan
  • 6=magenta
  • 7=white

Warning.png Beware, If you change your tags to "red", everyone on both teams might start shooting at you. This was obviously due to the fact that your tags are red for both the enemy and your team.

Console Technique

Another technique is make the changes in game. Do this by selecting the console:

/clanname ^^## 


/clanname ^^33 

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Blocking using PunkBuster

Warning.png You must be running PunkBuster in order to kick for Colored/Bad name in COD:WW ;

Information.png Further information at PunkBuster's Online Admin Manual.

Color Tags

To use the Clanname feature, enter the following command in your pb/pbsv.cfg

pb_sv_cvar clanName EXCLUDE ^^


To use the Badname feature, enter the following command:

  • GOAA/Admin:
admin pb_sv_badname 0 NAME
  • Webtool/PBCFG:
pb_sv_badname 0 NAME
  • PB RCON:
pb_rcon pb_sv_badname 0 NAME

Replace name with the string of letters, and 0 with the warning time. Examples could include:

pb_sv_badname 0 {wTf}
pb_sv_badname 0 [eViL.

and do not have to be tags. You can use this tool to block people with swear words in their name, or websites. The method is the same,

pb_sv_badname 0 www.

IP Banning

Just about every clan or admin has the issue of one user coming on their server repeatedely under different GUID's but the same name. Rather than adding their MAC address or IP to the server INI, you can also include a PunkBuster command, which can ban IP's no matter the name/GUID.


admin pb_sv_banmask XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX


pb_sv_banmask XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX


pb_rcon pb_sv_banmask XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX



Warning.png It is advisable to remove the IP bans after 2-4 weeks, as it may be possible for the individual banned to have a dynamic IP or forcibly change their own IP.

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