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Unreal Unfinished Gametype: Kill the Cow

Discussion in 'Unreal' started by Delacroix, May 8, 2011.

  1. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    It seems we have a gametype to finish, guys.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ut03en << here are the source files exported from the February 1998 beta.

    Now if just anyone could scan/quote Page 254 of the GWPress Unreal Strategy Guide for the gametype description?

    It seems that the code is unfinished and won't work as is. I found out about it when checking out OldUnreal so I decided to export the original UC's (and the SacredCow skin) and post them here.

    EDIT:

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/pop4ad << this is the CowHead icon for the inventory I just made. I can do only the simplest of stuff, but I try my best...
     
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  2. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Banned

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    I beleive I tried to make it work inside the beta itself, I made the items and all, but for some reason it froze the game when the gametype and map was loaded and I didn't try that further. I never tried porting it to final though.
     
  3. Neon_Knight

    Neon_Knight New Member

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    Hmmm... does this gametype use it's own maps? (Such as KTC-MyMap.unr or something else)
     
  4. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Banned

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    Originally it was supposed to, since there is CowShrine and there should be the Sacred Cow and you are supposed to take Cow's head with you and take it to the opposite base I believe, or was it your base? Well, I forgot that would need to look at the code again but that was about it.
     
  5. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    ================================================================
    WHOOOOGA! WHOOOOOGA! WHOOOOOGA!
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    >>>>> STATUS UPDATE <<<<<
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    1. The gametype is currently being worked on! The glorious UArchitect is tweaking and finishing the code at a slow pace. He says himself though:

    ...so as you can see, it is still not absolutely sure that UArchitect will finish his work, but he agreed to send his updates in case he decides to abandon the project, so even if he does indeed choose to abandon, his work will be in my hands, awaiting an ambitious coder to pick up where he left off.

    2. A CTF map for UT, CTF-Shadar has been ported to Unreal by yours truly in collaboration with RoninMastaFX. The purpose is currently to create a testing ground for Kill The Cow gametype and later on, the KTC version will be bundled with the gametype itself.

    History is in the making.
     
  6. Neon_Knight

    Neon_Knight New Member

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    Awesome! :D

    Could there be a chance for an UT version as well?
     
  7. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    I do not know. My instructions for UArch were Unreal v224 and up. If he chooses to port it to UT afterwards OR someone else will want to do it, I will not stop you guys. For now, let's focus on making it work in the actual environment it was planned to work in, shall we?
     
  8. Neon_Knight

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    I have Unreal Gold installed here. I hope it can support the gametype...
     
  9. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    224 and up I said. 226 ain't below. And Gold is 226. :D
     
  10. UArchitect

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    hello there, sorry for a lack of communication, the last few days have been less than ideal
    i should be able to make some real progress for the next few weeks

    im not putting an iron fist over the development of this gametype
    i have a fairly good if basic idea of what the gametype is and how to make it but im totally open to ideas and suggestions on what to do and how to proceed
    ill post my own ideas and suggestions as i make progress

    ill exercise creative freedom as i see fit, but if i do anything you dont like delacroix, let me know ;P
     
  11. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    Creative Freedom is the way to go, man :)

    Do as you will, as long as it's close to what all leads show as the original concept. In the strategy guide quote, it's been described as Unreal's version of Tag, people at OU compare it to GOW2's MeatFlag, I believe the code makes it look like some sort of alive-flag-CTF, but I'm no expert here. UArch, you know UnrealScript best, so I leave figuring what it should be to you. :)
     
  12. gopostal

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    I have an obscure mod called "Beef Bowl" for UT if you guys want to look at it. Killing players spawns all kinds of small gold cow statues you collect for points.
     
  13. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    haha, that sounds fun.
     
  14. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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    Oh, I figured it was about bowling with cows instead of balls. (and nali as pins)
     
  15. UArchitect

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    not strictly KTC related but i was bored enough to whip up some quick alternate cow skins just in case i might need them, nothing major here but i thought some cow variation might come in handy maybe

    the first two are just sharpened versions of the skin from the source files and the stock cow, followed by several variations

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Delacroix

    Delacroix Successor of Almarion

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    These... are... awesome. :)
     
  17. MonsterKill5678

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    "Kill The Cow"...sounds fun. ^^
     
  18. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Banned

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    You know, the gametype actually appears finished in that march 98 unreal code, the march unreali.u that coulnt be loaded but the code is clearly finishe for kill the cow there including the item as compared to the early versions.
    There probably were even maps for it. But yea all that has survived is the unreali.u file from march 98, the full beta not.
     
  19. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    What if they were originally the actual UT CTF maps?
     
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  20. dinwitty

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    seems I recall a Kill The Cow mod on an old unreal game site, I cant recall the name of it or where what, but it a lot of unreal skins, mods and stuff and patches.
    Maybe if I scoured the web archive, maybe its there.
     

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