Kaboom Time Trials

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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He's going to post every time he edits, so why don't we just disable edits?
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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.
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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.
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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
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This is why you play it in multiplayer with KOTH Or KTMWTB.
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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??
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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
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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!
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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. :)
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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...
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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.
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$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.
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"Novelty" is another word for "I'm to lazy/incompetent to make a real map, so let me throw this piece of crap together."
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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."
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