Aleph One development

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Are there any plans for really dynamic changes in the Aleph One Engine, like things available in similar games - Duke Nukem / Shadow Warrior/ Prime Target / Damage inc. etc etc.
This could be things like bridges, horizontal platforms, team commands, crouching, breakable windows.
Anyone planning to introduce anything along these lines. I don't know a thing about programming and I doubt i'm gonna learn any time soon.
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Hmm, things you might see in the next release:
Improved soundConfigurable map/volume/net chat keysImproved anti-lagTransparent liquids in the software rendererCheck for updates when entering Find Internet Game lobbyThat stuff you mentioned isn't really what Aleph One is about.

Cyborgs can't use bridges or moving platforms, they work alone, their armor keeps them from crouching, and window glass is much stronger in the future ;)
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Cool cool. What about AI and interaction with friendlies - team commands and stuff?
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I usually give commands to BoBs using my fist.
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The idiots get in the way all the time. What the games need is wider corridors.
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Would it be possible to have a feature in net games where you can toggle rechargers off on maps, like one of the tick boxes when you host. it could play the inactive switch noise when pressed.?
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Samus wrote:...a feature in net games where you can toggle rechargers...
sort of want
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One of the example Lua scripts kills you if you try to recharge, I use it sometimes to prevent 2x recharger abuse:

http://www.cebix.net/viewcvs/alephone/alep...rge.txt?rev=1.1
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@ treellama
Ooh i like the sound of that lua script. That could have been a nice april fools joke, if nothing else
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If you really want, you can desgn a map where a tag will permenently deactivate a recharger say if you destroy some wires activating the tag. Its done in the main campaign a few times.
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Doomchargers is a bit of a douche move if you don't tell people beforehand.
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Treellama wrote:I usually give commands to BoBs using my fist.
Christ, I read that and blew my coke all over my monitor.........Lord, that is funny. What is it with the 'hate-bob' deal. We commited hate crimes against them 12 years ago too.

The worst was some guy did a great mod that changed the 'bob's to 'bobettes' who all had incredible tits, shapes, and were total babes, and as the game progressed they became disrobed. Killer cool. But when you hit them with a grenade, well, it was really sick..........

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Doomchargers is a bit of a douche move if you don't tell people beforehand.
But it's damn funny.
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DRAKE. wrote:But it's damn funny.
May I just ask, but what do Doomchargers do? Do they take away health? Or does a giant crusher come down and kill you?
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Well, check out the script: they set your health to 0, then hit you with a point of fusion damage. Zoink--Ahhhhh!

Ryoko is right, until we get a Lua script area in the game info display, you should always tell people before you start the game that doomchargers are on. Or any Lua script, for that matter.
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breakable windows.
http://webwonks.org/Marathon/Forge/Chrisk/...ingWindows.html
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So we could finally see what the marine looks like?
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Vulcan wrote:So we could finally see what the marine looks like?
Press...f6 I think and you can see his nicely-shaped ass...
If you mess with the camera it'll go to third person from the front...then you can see what he looks like.
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Treellama wrote:Hmm, things you might see in the next release:
  • Improved sound
thanks for that. i was just about to post a question on the sound situation. for one, i would like an option to disable the sounds that occur when menus are selected, for instance, 'environment'. also there seems to be some kind of issue with the higher tones in the latest releases, they become a bit too intense in the higher frequencies, a bit too loud and distorted when wearing ear phones (i tried an older version of A1 and the sound was perfect). finally, i would like some way to make pfhor fighters prepare sandwiches for mid-game breaks. can you see about this?
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RAMS wrote:The worst was some guy did a great mod that changed the 'bob's to 'bobettes'
there was also a modification that made bob into a guy named 'bob levitus'. he was wearing a t-shirt with some kind of computer logo on it and he had a beard. very funny. didn't a patch come out with additional bob soounds from bungie?
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Old Bail wrote:also there seems to be some kind of issue with the higher tones in the latest releases, they become a bit too intense in the higher frequencies, a bit too loud and distorted when wearing ear phones.
Yeah, should sound better now
finally, i would like some way to make pfhor fighters prepare sandwiches for mid-game breaks. can you see about this?
You can train them to do this, actually. You'll need a rolled up newspaper--
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My fusion pistol now makes this piercing beep when charged instead of a steadily changing beep.
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What about that annoying "auto switch weapons" thing cause that just pisses me off ALL THE TIME. Its irritating to alot of people and i'm sure this would be better then some of the other suggestions.
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Auto-switch is an integral part of Marathon. Learn to use it.
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how about a special dual wielding function. any weapons that can be dual wielded (pistols, shotguns, fists) can be used together. like a button for left hand switching and a button for right hand switching. so you could have a fist and a shotgun out at the same time
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?
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Megabyte wrote:how about a special dual wielding function. any weapons that can be dual wielded (pistols, shotguns, fists) can be used together. like a button for left hand switching and a button for right hand switching. so you could have a fist and a shotgun out at the same time

I feel that would pretty much ruin the mechanics of Marathon, this isn't Halo 2.

If you guys want it, you should work on some awesome Lua scripting to do it instead of integrating it in a Aleph One Build.
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