you want to join in a game, there are a few things you need
to know. First, there is currently only one dedicated server
that runs the original, "unmodified" multiplayer
(v1.2, the last official patch). Its name is www.redfaction.info.
It also has a website that supports it at redfaction.info
other servers require a patch, or add-on, called Purefaction.
As it states on purefaction.org,
"It adds functionality such as automatic map downloads,
support for modern hardware, bug fixes, new maps, an updated
level editor, server creation assistance, first person spectate,
a new user-friendly ingame interface and many other features."
Purefaction gives you the ability to join any server, and
it does not inhibit your ability to join servers that aren't
running Purefaction themselves.
course, you can always run your own non-dedicated server
on the fly if you wish, regardless if you are running Purefaction
of the remaining Red Faction community has moved to Factionfiles.com
and the Steam community forums.
visit the Links page for more Red
Faction sites and the Forums page
for direct links to Red Faction forums.