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I need some Beta Testers...

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 2003/2004' started by Sir_Brizz, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm getting ready to release a new version of EvenGround packed with even more features than the last version but I need some quite extensive testing done to the current feature set to ensure that the current version of the mutator is working correctly and to find any bugs so that I can patch them up.

    I'm also still in the middle of development for TAG (I still haven't been able to nail down the scoring system or some of the more extensive gameplay options) and I REALLY could use some beta testers/feature designers for that mod.

    I'm hoping I can rack in about 10 people that can commit to really stressing these things out and basically break all my hard work now so I won't have to find out about it later. Additionally, I take feature requests from everyone, Testers and non-testers for all of my work, so if you have an idea or anything let me know.

    Also, this 10 person desire is not a limit. I would love if everyone here wanted to help with the testing and feature requirements for both projects. Post here if you want to help!

    edit: I suck at descriptions of my work. But here is an old version of the readme for EvenGround (any references to UT2k3 are just leftover from the port to UT2004):
    Code:
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    //			 	     Even Ground Mutator				 //
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    Author:  BJ "Sir_Brizz" Cardon
    Time spent:  One day + a few hours for the first update + a few more hours for this update
    		+ a few more hours for another update + a few hours for the GUI..........etc :)
    Resources used: a great deal of this mutator was already written in Epic mutators. The rest was pretty easy.
    		WOTgreal 2.805,2.806,2.901,2.903 (THANK YOU HARMEISTER!!)
    		a bit of help from other coders of course
    
    Description:
    Makes a few modifications to the way any gametype is played. These are the things it does:
    
    	Health:
    		Modifiable starting health - DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE MORE THAN 100 HEALTH! Getting hurt and 
    			then getting health back will only raise you to 100
    		Regen can be turned on in Configure Mutator - at 100% gives you full health for each kill.
    	Shield:
    		Modifiable starting shield
    		If shield is turned on, killing someone while your health is greater than or equal to 100 will 
    			recharge 10 shield units up to Starting Shield.
    	Adrenaline:
    		All removed
    		Can be enabled in Configure Mutator
    	Powerups:
    		All removed
    		HealthPacks can be turned on in Configure Mutator
    		HealthVials can be turned on from Configure Mutator
            Ammo restocking:
    		None:	      Ammo doesn't restock. Once you run out, you are out	
    		One Empty:    When one gun is empty it is immediately restocked with ammo
    		All Empty:    When all your guns are empty, they are all restocked with ammo (ignores grenades)
    		Regenerate:   Regenerates ammo at 1 per (Ammo Rech. Rate) seconds
    
    Installation:
    Extract *.u and *.int files to x:\UT2004\System (x is the drive ut2k3 is installed on.)
    Extract *.txt to x:\UT2004\Help
    
    Dedicated Servers:
    Edit your UT2003.ini file. Below all of the other ServerPackages= lines, add a new line conatining this text. 'ServerPackages=EvenGround' without the quotes and it will be ready to download to your clients. Then, simply add ?Mutator=EvenGround.MutEvenGround to the command line when these files are in your System folder, and you are set to go :)
    TO SET THE OPTIONS: Under the EvenGround.ini file there are several options, which are listed at the bottom of this document. Please note that SEVERAL of the options only work when another condition is true. Read these options carefully before choosing the options that are right for you.
    
    Resetting the Defaults:
    Just click the button in Configure Mutator. INI information is stored in **NEW**EvenGround.ini
    
    Known Bugs: 
    PLEASE REPORT THEM! I am Sir_Brizz on most UT2003/4 forums, including Atari and BeyondUnreal.
    
    Changes Since v100
    Reorganized the Configure Mutator screen for more User friendly interface.
    Added several Randomize options
    
    Disclaimer:
    I'm not responsible to keep your game working. If this ruins something, let me know so I can repair my program, ok? If this screws your computer FUBAR, then I'm not responsible. You use this at your own risk, and I cannot offer support for anything BUT the mutator itself. There is a 99.99999999999999999% chance nothing will happen to your game.
    
    Thank you to the BuF UT2003 regulars for their input and feedback on this mutator. Pretty much every feature found in this mutator was suggested by them. Especially thanks to Thrawn, Aenubis, EvilDrWong, LedZep, TWD, and my clan, !zz! or Snūzzers ;) Thank you to the entire staff of Beyond Unreal for the greatest Unreal Technology site on the internet!
    visit us at http://www.beyondunreal.com
    
    Thank you to Epic for UT2k3/4. Thank you to everyone who downloaded this mutator and enjoys it, because, although I make these mutators for fun, it is alot more exciting when someone actually finds a use for them. Basically thanks to everyone!
    
    Copyright © 2003-5 by Premonition Software, Utah and BJ "Sir_Brizz" Cardon. The code is available for free, only give credit where credit is due.
    
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    These are the defaults:
    
    int cHealth=100;            //starting health
    int cShields=0;           //amount of shield
    bool cAdrens=false;           //adrenaline on/off
    float cReward=0;          //regeneration percent
    int cAmmoType=1;          //Ammo Restocking type
    int cAmmoRechRate=2;      //Ammo recharge rate
    bool cHPacksOn=false;         //Healthpacks on/off
    bool cHPacksRand=false;       //Randomize Health Packs
    bool cVialsOn=false;          //Health vials on/off
    bool cVialsRand=false;        //Randomize healthvials
    bool cAmmoPUOn=false;         //turn on ammo pickups
    bool cAmmoPURand=false;       //Turn on random ammo pickups
    bool cPowerupsOn=false;       //Turn on powerups like shields
    bool cPowerupsRand=false;     //randomize powerup placement
    bool cUDAlwaysOff=false;      //UDamage is never enabled
    int cHPrand=0;            //No. of randHPacks (Health Packs)
    int cHVrand=0;            //No. of randHVial (Health Vials)
    int cAPrand=0;            //No. of randAPickups (ammo pickups)
    int cPUrand=0;            //No. of randPUps (shields/udamage)
    And here is what TAG is:
    Though that scoring system is not definite.

    Current EvenGround Recruits:
    howlatnight2000
    T2A
    Nereid
    Aenubis

    Current TAG Recruits:
    howlatnight2000
    T2A
    Nereid
    Aenubis
     
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  2. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    I'll help.
     
  3. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    I might help too.
     
  4. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Any other takers? 3 is helpful, but I wouldn't mind more :)
     
  5. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    When are you testing?
     
  6. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    If you're testing at a good time, I think I'll help out.
     
  7. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    I could provide a (crappy and temporary) server if necessary.
     
  8. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I've been emailing out the test versions so people can test in Instant Action all they want.

    I'm trying to get my server working (as hyrulian will tell you) but I can't figure out how to get the ports open to the outside world...
     
  9. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    I think all you need are UDP 7777, 7778, and 7787, and then people should be able to connect by IP. (In fact, I think only 7777 is absolutely necessary.) Not sure what's needed to get it in the server browser, but I assume you don't need that.

    Some routers don't like connecting back locally to the same computer through the router using the external IP. My old one didn't let you do that; my new one works fine.
     
  10. -AEnubis-

    -AEnubis- fps greater than star

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    Send me a copy. I'll look at both. I'll throw it on the LAN, hopefully we'll get some heads over here some day soon, it's been a while...

    No telling how much time I'll be able to devote until March though. Got some other pending work that is cutting into my gameing time as is.

    ...am looking forward to EG though, naturally.
     

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