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Jailbreak 2004c: Bug fixes we've got already, so what about features?

Discussion in 'Jailbreak General' started by Mychaeel, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Mychaeel

    Mychaeel New Member

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    Continued from this posting over in the support forum...

    Well, Zed has had his pessimistic moods now and then in the recent past. I don't think things are always as black as he occasionally painted them. ;)

    I think we've almost got enough new bug reports (and, more importantly, solutions) since the ECE release to warrant another Service Pack sometime in the near future. (Note I didn't say "in two weeks.")

    Now, of course we'll fix bugs, but what about features? I'm not looking for things that radically change gameplay, but if there are any suggestions that would add to the fun of a match of Jailbreak, I'd like to hear about them. Things that come into my mind are...
    • Jail Fights Add-On -- there's even an unfinished version lying around somewhere, I think, so either someone could finish it, or it could be created from scratch. The idea is that jail-fighting players get awards for several kills in a row -- stuff that's fun like weapons, for example.
    • Spray Paint Mutator -- I've been working on a spray paint mutator (not specifically for Jailbreak, but certainly of good use there) that allows players to paint text and custom icons on walls. They could even be persistent across matches. It's about half-finished at the moment.

    ...and what's crossing your minds? :D
     
  2. ZedMaestro

    ZedMaestro Useless

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    Yeah, I can be a bit pessimistic. Nevermind :)

    The CoreDev forum also has a Radar Addon floating about. It works, but suggestions for effects and improvements were never implemented. I think it would be good for this to be finished. For those with Dev access, click here

    You could also officially include the NoJailKill and SpoilsOfVictory addons.

    Are we going to include fixes to any maps? I'm thinking of the Oasis problem (also that antiportal bug CoolDude found a while ago), but maybe they arent sufficient to warrant a new version.
     
  3. Trueblood

    Trueblood Silly Brit

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    I`d like to see the spray paint idea :) i have many evil ideas...clean of course, but evil :D

    How about Jazzing up the sheild gun to make a full sheild that bumps players about?
    All it would be is Alt fire would be a thin sheild that would cover the whole player, best to keep the reduced damage part BUT! if it were to touch a human player, it should send them flying at high speeds :) (think bumper cars) but the impact shouldnt hurt much (or not at all) because thats what primary fire is for :biggrin2:
    It would be great to bump people in jail "sumo style" without damage, maybe try and have "prisoner tennis" :lol: Also during the level, sneek up on campers and knock them off their high ledge and alllll the way down :)
     
  4. Hellsangie

    Hellsangie Anja

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    The spray paint mutator is a nice idea. I always love painting some smileys on the walls in half-life.
    Of course we need some lama-pictures for Jailbreak. :D
     
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  5. -=DARCHANGEL=-

    -=DARCHANGEL=- Burning in Hell and loving it!

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    I like the spray paint idea too - the amount of time I spend in jail I could to a 5 stroke tally - hehehe.

    Being able to carry across maps (maybe server stay resident) would be great. Leave a slogan on a wall for others and if the walls get too crowded, have the mutator settings clean it. Hmmmm..... Kilroy returns lol
     
  6. Trueblood

    Trueblood Silly Brit

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    why not advertise JELP at the mothership this way? :p
     
  7. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Taking over the world.

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    That shield gun thingy sounds cool :)
     
  8. ZedMaestro

    ZedMaestro Useless

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    One suggestion I have is to reintroduce the gibbing result of a drawn arena match. One moment you're fighting, the next you've been teleported back into jail. I think the gibbing of the arena players is a good way to end the fight in a draw, rather than a teleportation.
     
  9. -=DARCHANGEL=-

    -=DARCHANGEL=- Burning in Hell and loving it!

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    Or another immediate re-match in a different arena?....
     
  10. -=DARCHANGEL=-

    -=DARCHANGEL=- Burning in Hell and loving it!

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    Or what about jail-specific weapons from a jail locker only, that get taken away on release? i.e. Chains, whips and maces etc...

    Hmmm.... maybe i've had too many visits to Mrs Palm and her daughters - :lol:
     
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  11. Mychaeel

    Mychaeel New Member

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    Hehe... :D

    The Spray Paint discussion is continued in this thread over in the Jailbreak Maps and Add-Ons forum.
     
  12. Trueblood

    Trueblood Silly Brit

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    I think keeping the sheild gun would be a tinnie-weenie bit easyer to work with ;)
    Plus, thinking of an idea that can be used outside jail (remember, you want to stay OUT :rolleyes: ) would be better.
     
  13. tarquin

    tarquin design is flawed

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    There's the Get Out of Jail Free card. That needs a lot of work still, but it could be pretty cool :)
     
  14. curlyj

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    what about 1 team gets the pick of the usual weapons, the other maybe get some basic weapons, like mentioned - chains, whips and maces etc.

    The team with the basic weapons have to leg it and avoid capture and jail as long as poss - maybe with no chance of release.
    Once everyone is found, the teams swap roles and have to avoid capture even longer.

    maybe include some sort of anti camper to prevent long term camping?

    or maybe the first person killed has to leg it with a basic weapon and has to aviod jail as long as poss, and the person who captures the hunted is then hunted and must last longest. Anyone killed stays in jail.

    Not very well thought out but they are just ideas. :)
     
  15. Trueblood

    Trueblood Silly Brit

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    Jailbreak with assault...with a pinch of lastman standing.. i like :)
    but what about the poor buggers in jail who`ll have to wait for ages till the whole team get round up? :lol:
     
  16. curlyj

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    they could all go in the arena? First to get x kills is set free? maybe force all the players to use the shield gun in the jail? same sort of idea?
     
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    -=DARCHANGEL=- Burning in Hell and loving it!

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    Mix it up with ONS too. No maybe that's going too far :S
     
  18. CoolDude

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    How about some JBIII style clientside configurable options:
    - Automatically switch to Arena Cam when an arena match is starting
    - Switch around the releasebutton colours (Here we go again :p )
    - Automatically switch to the Scoreboard at the end of the game (nevermind this one, it's aready in)
     
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  19. The_Head

    The_Head JB Mapper

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    Yay Get out of jail free card, I came up with that idea ages ago. Also Jrubzjeknf still hasn't finished his custom celebration lines mut.
     
  20. RabidZombie

    RabidZombie Freshly Removed Brains at half price!

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    Sorry about the Bump, but the head has a point. CCL hasn't been finished and it would be best if that was included!

    Also maybie there could be the possablity of having more than 2 people in an arena, so like its 2v2 or 4v4..., and only the survivers escape so like 2 reds die and all blues die, only the 2 reds get out. It could be non even teams if there isn't enough. Though will this be map specific, or an option in the game settings (or a mut)?
     

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