Kaboom Time Trials

Marathon related contests and tournaments.

Post Nov 3rd '07, 01:00

Guys, why don't we have a solo time trials contest for Kaboom-A-World (it's on this page: ftp://ftp2.fileball.net/fileball/marathon/infinity/net ).
The time will start the second you jump off the ledge, and you see how long you can survive. Then you post the film and time (countup stopwatch required)

EDIT: it needs more bobs to be fun, otherwise they all follow you to one side.
Last edited by Phortiphy on Nov 3rd '07, 01:08, edited 1 time in total.
Can't speel for hist.
Phortiphy

Post Nov 3rd '07, 01:22

O i LikE ThaHt
What are you, if not seven different shades of stupid?
User avatar

CryoS
The Dungeon

Post Nov 3rd '07, 02:04

CryoS wrote:O i LikE ThaHt

that's sweet!


User avatar

logan

Post Nov 3rd '07, 02:07

At first I thought this was a good idea, so I downloaded the map and played it. I was wrong. All you have to do is run around on the outside of the circle dodging the occasional Bob. I could play it for hours if I wanted too, but I have a life. The gameplay was still kind of interesting though.
Childhood is not a race. It's a journey.
User avatar

The Thug

Post Nov 3rd '07, 02:30

Just when I thought SHLYCS was gone forever...
underworld : simple fun netmaps // prahblum peack : simple rejected netmaps
azure dreams : simple horrible netmaps // v6.0!!!: thomas mann's greatest hits : simple simple netmaps
User avatar

irons
(.Y.)

Post Nov 3rd '07, 03:00

The Thug wrote:At first I thought this was a good idea, so I downloaded the map and played it. I was wrong. All you have to do is run around on the outside of the circle dodging the occasional Bob. I could play it for hours if I wanted too, but I have a life. The gameplay was still kind of interesting though.

Read the edit!
Can't speel for hist.
Phortiphy

Post Nov 3rd '07, 03:02

Ka-boom-a-World makes a better KOTH or KTMWTB map than it does a solo map. Try playing it with 6 people (with monsters on of course)
The Pf'hak - Read it.
Science technology jargon physics.
User avatar

LegacyTyphoon

Post Nov 3rd '07, 03:02

He's going to post every time he edits, so why don't we just disable edits?
User avatar

treellama
Pittsburgh

Post Nov 3rd '07, 03:06

From what I understand the original version of Ka-Boom-A-World used to cause OOS and crashes in AO in multiplayer (the new version fixed this) because of the number of Ass-BoBs prancing about the level.
The Pf'hak - Read it.
Science technology jargon physics.
User avatar

LegacyTyphoon

Post Nov 3rd '07, 17:05

Grayswandir wrote:From what I understand the original version of Ka-Boom-A-World used to cause OOS and crashes in AO in multiplayer (the new version fixed this) because of the number of Ass-BoBs prancing about the level.

Aha. This is why I asked the question about how many monsters you can put on the screen (via lua/MML) before it affects gameplay. Oh well. Topic Over.
Last edited by Phortiphy on Nov 3rd '07, 17:07, edited 1 time in total.
Can't speel for hist.
Phortiphy

Post Nov 3rd '07, 20:42

I tried playing this map, and everything seemed to work fine. It was honestly pretty amusing to see how truly primitive the AI in the game was.

If you ran around the very outer edge of the inside of the arena, you can easily avoid contact with any of the bobs, since the AI tells monsters to traverse polygons from the center of passable lines (IE: they don't normally go towards the edges as long as you keep moving).

Another thing I observed was that if I waited long enough, the bobs would start to 'stack' on each other in one spot and get stuck. Then I would just jump into the arena and worry only about the dozen or less 'active' enemies.

And the real kicker was when the AI seemed to start getting overloaded. I would just stand in one spot, and pop a single bullet into any bob that approached me. He'd stop in his tracks, and then run off and distract himself with something else, never to bother me again. In fact, the only thing I had to worry about was the single bob that spawned every fifteen seconds. If I didn't get bored and blew up the stack of them in the middle, I think I could had gone on until the engine crashed.

Of course, the most fun was waiting for them to gather from above and then start a chain-reaction. =D
Axle_Gear

Post Nov 3rd '07, 22:35

This is why you play it in multiplayer with KOTH Or KTMWTB.
The Pf'hak - Read it.
Science technology jargon physics.
User avatar

LegacyTyphoon

Post Nov 4th '07, 01:18

When i downloaded kaboom a world it was a .sit file and aleph one cant recognize it. How do i make it a .scea file so i can play it??
"Who wants to stack a million chairs? Who wants to rape a million bears? Who wants to eat a million pears.

_________________________________________________________________
Image
User avatar

Poopnolan

Post Nov 4th '07, 01:22

KARMA NOLAN wrote:When i downloaded kaboom a world it was a .sit file and aleph one cant recognize it. How do i make it a .scea file so i can play it??

you have to use a program like stuffit expander and maybe 7zip to extract it
Its just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?
Favorite quote
ASYMPOTATOES http://asympotatoes.blogspot.com/
[viral]
User avatar

megabyte
Asympotatoes, Mars

Post Nov 4th '07, 04:46

Heres mine
Attachments
Nameless.zip
(114 Bytes) Downloaded 90 times
Goin' After The Rails On A Crazy Train.
Veiw My MarathonArt
Maybe if i PWN enof Newbs I CAN RAISE MY RANK IN THE SERVER FROM 3 to 1.....
"WAKE ME WHEN YOU NEED ME" (SPOILERS)MASTER CHEIF, Halo 3




Marathon : Vengeance
Why can't you see what i've done...
User avatar

Nameless

Post Nov 4th '07, 12:13

Grayswandir wrote:From what I understand the original version of Ka-Boom-A-World used to cause OOS and crashes in AO in multiplayer (the new version fixed this) because of the number of Ass-BoBs prancing about the level.

*idea* well, since you won't need to play online, maybe we could have another version with tons more bobs!
Can't speel for hist.
Phortiphy

Post Nov 4th '07, 14:37

Pfhortipfhy wrote:*idea* well, since you won't need to play online, maybe we could have another version with tons more bobs!


i think i could perhaps release a new version for you guys soon to cover that. :)
User avatar

JohannesG

Post Nov 4th '07, 20:11

Pfhortipfhy wrote:*idea* well, since you won't need to play online, maybe we could have another version with tons more bobs!

But its boring by yourself...
The Pf'hak - Read it.
Science technology jargon physics.
User avatar

LegacyTyphoon

Post Nov 6th '07, 19:58

Pfhortipfhy wrote:*idea* well, since you won't need to play online, maybe we could have another version with tons more bobs!


what a cooincidence, I have been working on a map like that... I guess I might as well post it here when it's done, I still have bugs and things to work out... and no, it is not meant to be a good map.
User avatar

$lave

Post Nov 6th '07, 21:33

$lave wrote:what a cooincidence, I have been working on a map like that... I guess I might as well post it here when it's done, I still have bugs and things to work out... and no, it is not meant to be a good map.


the same goes for kaboom-a-world. I throwed all my mapping skills aside. It was just supposed to be a fun novelty map.
User avatar

JohannesG

Post Nov 6th '07, 22:47

"Novelty" is another word for "I'm to lazy/incompetent to make a real map, so let me throw this piece of crap together."
Mordekai

Post Nov 8th '07, 00:38

Mordekai wrote:"Novelty" is another word for "I'm to lazy/incompetent to make a real map, so let me throw this piece of crap together."


thanks
User avatar

JohannesG

Post Nov 8th '07, 01:17

That's what friends are there for.
[viral]
Ha ha! Peg faces for everyone!
Nobody hipped me to that, dude.
I will blight your soul!
Image
User avatar

soulblighter

Post Nov 8th '07, 01:28

Soulblighter wrote:That's what friends are there for.

Never end a sentence with a preposition fool!!
Childhood is not a race. It's a journey.
User avatar

The Thug

Post Nov 8th '07, 01:33

The Thug wrote:Never end a sentence with a preposition fool!!

Use a comma for a direct address, Thug.
[viral]
Ha ha! Peg faces for everyone!
Nobody hipped me to that, dude.
I will blight your soul!
Image
User avatar

soulblighter

Next

Return to Contests & Tournaments



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron