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Bot communications don't contain location info?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by JCD, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. JCD

    JCD New Member

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    Remember in UT99 (and 2K4? I can't remember) when bots sent messages like "enemy flag carrier here" and underneath the message would be their location?

    Am I blind or is there no option in UT3 for bot messages to show the location they're coming from?

    I know sometimes they specify "near (or in) red base" and what have you, but I've heard a few bots just say "enemy flag carrier here" with no location at all, which is completely useless.
     
  2. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    It's a wild guess, but that could be because of absence of zones. At least in first UT location was reported based on the map zone you (or bot) were in.
     
  3. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Yea, bots in UT3 say if it's near a base or how high in the midfield. I never heard them say just that the carrier is there. However, the zone reporting is useless anyway because when they say anything about the carrier, you can track him on the minimap.
     
  4. WHIPperSNAPper

    WHIPperSNAPper New Member

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    UT3 doesn't have location ID tags. I don't know if that was intentional game design or something to do with the engine. One thing you cannot do is keybind team communication to keys like you could in earlier games. "Enemy flag carrier is here (location)" "Cover me." "Defend the base." Etc.

    One reason they may not have allowed keybinds for communication is that they wouldn't work well on console controls (as opposed to a keyboard), which provides just one more egregious example of how consolization was detrimental to the PC aspect of the game.
     
  5. JCD

    JCD New Member

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    I can't get the map to show up for some reason. No matter what I do.. I've tried binding "show map" to many different keys, enabling and disabling both "show map" and zoomed minimap in the settings and I can not view the map. No idea. I get a map in Warfare mode but not in CTF.
     
  6. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    What about VCTF?
     
  7. MrMaddog

    MrMaddog Flak Monkey

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    Very good point... But then on a console players can just use headsets to tell their teammates where they are anyway.

    (PC's have to use seperate stuff like Ventrilo)
     
  8. WHIPperSNAPper

    WHIPperSNAPper New Member

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    As far as I know, at least UT 2004 (and I think UT3) had built-in voice comm--no need for Vent or Teamspeak. Console gamers don't enjoy any advantages over the PC gamers.
     
  9. JCD

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    VCTF works as well, but not CTF. Puzzling.
     
  10. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    I bet that's because they never bothered to include maps in non-vehicle gametypes... Which could be a problem indeed.
     

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