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OpenArena => General => Topic started by: Blaenk on November 04, 2007, 07:12:41 pm



Title: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: Blaenk on November 04, 2007, 07:12:41 pm
Hey what's up it's me Blaenk from The Instagib Project (http://instagib.jorgepena.be). I've been kind of bored and feel like continuing my development on The Instagib Project, except I think that doing it as it is (Stand-alone game) would be in vain because it's just me working on it and so many other problems. I also don't want to waste all the work I've done though, so I was thinking about making it into a Mod for Open Arena, after seeing that most of the people that find my site find it by searching Google for "Open Arena Instagib". As far as I know it'd be the first/only Instagib mod for Open Arena. I'm just wondering how many people would like something like this to see if it'd be worth the trouble. You could read more about the reasons for this choice here (http://instagib.jorgepena.be/news.php?readmore=37).

It won't be just a bare-bones Instagib mod, but will have many features, most if which you could see here (http://instagib.jorgepena.be/wiki/Console_Commands), except of course for the engine changes like Multi-User configuration, possibly the extra color codes (http://instagib.jorgepena.be/wiki/Color_Codes), and some other stuff, but I don't think it'd be much of a loss. I'll make it a server-side mod but I'll possibly create an optional client-side plugin for extra stuff.

Shoot me any questions if you like. I just want to get an idea of whether or not you guys would give a rat's. The reason I didn't do this earlier was because Instagib is always just a mod, and I wanted to change that. However, I'm the only person working on it and things are kind of complicated, but then again Open Arena is free itself so making it a mod for it isn't that bad because anyone will still be able to play it.

Let me know so I can get my development environment ready.


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: fromhell on November 04, 2007, 08:02:45 pm
There's already instagib in OA


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: Blaenk on November 04, 2007, 08:11:31 pm
Alright then sorry for offering.


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: Blaenk on November 04, 2007, 08:16:55 pm
What do you mean by that though, are you talking about a mod written for Q3 that happens to work on OA?


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: beast on November 04, 2007, 08:59:43 pm
Instagib seems to be pretty popular. I'm sure you will find lots of people interested if you do your mod specifically for OA. You might even find some people that would be willing to help you with the coding...


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: Blaenk on November 04, 2007, 09:05:25 pm
Cool thanks for the response. I don't really need much help with the coding, although it would be great, I just wanted to know if anyone would care. Thanks though, I'll start setting up my development environment then :) I'm thinking about calling it Open Instagib, it's either that or the old name of The Instagib Project but that'd be weird "Hey do you play the instagib project", Open Instagib sounds kind of weird too but at least it's uniform with Open Arena. Another cool name would be Disruption which was the Instagib mod for the game I used to play JKII. I think I'll call it Open Instagib, what do you think?


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: dmn_clown on November 04, 2007, 09:29:06 pm
are you talking about a mod written for Q3 that happens to work on OA?

No, we've added instagib, vampire dm, nexuiz style rocket arena as cvars along with double domination, domination, last man standing, elimination, and ctf elimination as new game types.

If you have an itch to scratch and can improve our instagib code _without_ breaking anything else, post a patch. :)


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: Blaenk on November 04, 2007, 10:14:16 pm
Yeah leileilol told me, no thanks I'm going to create a mod myself. Reason being I want the freedom and I'm limited as it is with it only being a mod (Not able to modify some things for example), thanks anyways though, if you guys ever need any help with anything just let me know.


Title: Re: Want an Instagib Mod?
Post by: rashdawg on November 08, 2007, 10:48:25 pm
Ah yes I used to love playin JKO.  It was fun to play Insta CTF.  I'm pretty sure that JKO is probably dead by now.  I also liked playin on Shroom Ducks maps.  They were maps to goof off on.