mini:HIX

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mini:HIX

Post by zaphod » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:01 pm

Well what can you do on a very-cold-winter-sunday-afternoon?!
Not being very inspired for a new map, feeling a bit silly and rather looking to have some fun playing BZFlag?!
HIX map!!! (usually ::: don’t touch that one!!!)
But the idea of having a HIX map in a 1vs1 style, made me reduce it to half of its size!
Keeping the proportions of the original in mind and adapting also its physics of jumping, gravity, shot-speed and many other factors, to make it feel “real”!
The outcome is hilarious (in my opinion) ::: very fast, action loaded and “cute”!
Immediately the server was packed and we stayed for a long time on top of the server-list!
Everybody was having fun (even some hardcore GU-players) to rediscover a whole different experience and underlining the silliness-factor of it (which was my goal! ;-)

123.zaphod.fr:5158 - GU ::: MINI:HIX ::: CTF:4Teams

And after playing on it ::: go immediately on the “big” one!!!
I promise you ::: you gonna be feeling completely lost!!!


anyway ::: to make it available and share the work (maybe one day ::: there is somebody feeling silly too) feel free to download it and using the license of GNU LGPL!


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Re: mini:HIX

Post by Wreckage » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:52 am

Good job zaphod, fun map idea. It is a little confusing because I most of the time I only watch radar and it looked the same.
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Post by Bambino » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:55 am

I tried it out and it was a blast!, It took be a little bit to adjust to the size but I loved it!
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Re: mini:HIX

Post by zaphod » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:42 am

it seems that player really enjoy playing on this mini version of the HiX map! (including myself ;-)
after many demands ::: i put a 2-team-CTF map online with the possibility to play 15 minutes fun matches! (some talked already about to make a league of it ::: which i'm always very septic about!!)
anyway ::: just have some fun playing a little FM!
123.zaphod.fr:5159 - GU ::: MINI:HIX ::: CTF:2Teams:15minFM
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Re: mini:HIX

Post by ducatiwannabe » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:40 pm

Nice work, zaphod. I'm a little against the current settings. It makes it very difficult to climb pyramids and it feels like you have to really reach to make a jump to a block. Overall, however, it's got a really fun feel. I don't know if you remember or not, but I miniaturized some maps a while back, including HiX. Glad to see it revived, though.

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Re: mini:HIX

Post by Zac » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:05 am

mini hix is hilarious..
especially with like 500ms of lag.. im invincible. lol :D :D

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Re: mini:HIX

Post by zaphod » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:33 am

ducatiwannabe wrote:I'm a little against the current settings. It makes it very difficult to climb pyramids and it feels like you have to really reach to make a jump to a block.
I agree DW! it is not easy to get it right though! keeping the "proportions" from the big one and have the mini-feeling!!!
I hope with the little fine-tuning i made within the jumpVelocity and gravity setting will do the job?!
ducatiwannabe wrote:I don't know if you remember or not, but I miniaturized some maps a while back, including HiX. Glad to see it revived, though.
oh no ::: i wasn't aware of that (and could have saved me the looong hours in doing the map!!!)!
i searched the forum though but couldn't find it ::: if i knew :shock:
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Re: mini:HIX

Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:33 am

:-) Thanks so much for hosting these minimaps and for your mini hix, zaphod. It's been great fun. Your settings are pretty good now. ;-)

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Re: mini:HIX

Post by Bambino » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:58 am

I love the Mini BadgerKings, and the mini HIX the best, good work.
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Re: mini:HIX

Post by zaphod » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:49 am

I have absolutely to mention that ducatiwannabe spent many, many and many hours in minimizing the maps that are running at the moment in the mini-series ::: Overlord, Grassroots, Pillbox, Badgerking, Two Castles, Spiralzone and his own Freedom Lives!!!
(i'll hope that he will soon do a mini:MissileWar ;-)
Thanks ducatiwannabe for the hard work and sharing them with us!!!
just the mini:hix i prefer my version and still polishing around it ::: teleporter's got a little widened and thanks to the input from many players ::: the "physics" setting feels "real" now!!!
(thx guys ::: your input is very crucial! this /report feature IS very helpful!)
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Re: mini:HIX

Post by Bambino » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:23 pm

Thanks ducatiwannabe, *cough* Mini Missile Wars *cough* :D , I think It would be amazing.
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Re: mini:HIX

Post by Zac » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:19 am

no i dont want a mini missile wars..

i just want the normal one to be hosted in california :mrgreen:

lol

but i cant have everything i want eh.. so ill just stick to taking out my anger on DW :wink: (and failing to defeat him in combat)

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Re: mini:HIX

Post by Bambino » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:26 am

Well, move to California, jk, but just think of a mini Missile War, oh the fun. (I to fail at defeating Ducatiwannabe)
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