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Posted: 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
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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!
Posted: 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
Posted: 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.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:05 am
mini hix is hilarious..
especially with like 500ms of lag.. im invincible. lol
Posted: 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
Posted: 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.
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:58 am
I love the Mini BadgerKings, and the mini HIX the best, good work.
Posted: 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!)
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:23 pm
Thanks ducatiwannabe, *cough* Mini Missile Wars *cough*
, I think It would be amazing.
Posted: 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
but i cant have everything i want eh.. so ill just stick to taking out my anger on DW
(and failing to defeat him in combat)
Posted: 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)