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young Obi-Wan

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#1 16 years ago

it would really be great if duelers mod would contain all the JA-mod features, or if there would be a version wich has no admin functions at all, but is able to be used besides JA mod.:) great mod, btw.




LeeOattes

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#2 16 years ago

I have to admit I have not played the Jedi Academy Mod, so I am not entirely familiar with it. My impression was that it is a server side only mod that extends adminmod capabilities. I also get the sense that it is aimed at the CTF gametype, and again, I have not played much of this gametype. I also see the trainer/padawan support, but I really don't know just why this is there or what function it provides or why people like it.

That having been said, reading the feature list of JA mod, all of the features that I see are very do-able and straight forward. Some, in fact, are already there in one form or another in duelers.

Perhaps you could explain more about just what JA features you think are most important and why. That would help me judge what kind of new features I could best spend time on.

thanks,

Lee




young Obi-Wan

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#3 16 years ago

well, most servers are running JA mod now. it's VEEEERY great for ffa. it's the admin functions, the communication-abilities, the emotes... it's just great! :) erm, i'll try to think about what to write best... cya soon here.




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#4 16 years ago

Saying "It's just great" isn't telling us anything man. You obviously play the mod, what is it that you do in the mod that makes you say "I wish I could do that in Duelers" because "It's just great" isn't cutting it.

I was under the impression the purpose of JA was for training & I highly doubt there are more servers running JA than Vulcanus.

There are some kickass features in Vulcanus that should be put in Duelers Lee, like when you get up from the meditate emote in VA, it is randomized, sometimes you stand up, sometimes you flip up, it's pretty cool. I think I may start a thread on what features people like best about VA & then we can go from there. I doubt you'll have any being the 1337 coder that you are :), but I know the VA coder & he's a really nice guy, I'm sure he'd be willing to answer any of your questions, he's not like some people (not mentioning any names, you & I know who i am referring to) who wants to keep secrets about stuff they code.




duke

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#5 16 years ago

Hers what academy has to offer and why it is so appeling to the public. It has many admin features including all the onse from adminmod.

For example:

Bunny - ability to make a player a jumping fool with noting more than a stun baton (VA & JA)

But what academy has it many moer usefull features whuich enhance the server and customize it more the make it more personal. Like the startup message being -=] Welcome To The X Server[=- and also still have the MOTD in the center of the screen. the ability to change the name of the admin levels. for example academy trainer on my server is now MASTER administrator. and the ability to have more than one lcl of admin is equally good as the people u dont trust enough only get a few scatterd commands. But people u do trust get many many commands.

The ability to spawn NPC's is awesome..granted they could of made it a little easier but its sstill great. Also there is many more and better emotes like amsit2, amwait, amsurrender and others.

Newly added is amterminator which gives you shields and every gun and mine with 999 ammo! a really great idea...bit laggy but awesome non-the less!

Rcon mesages are now liek players the send downwards instead of across which was annoying and hard to read.

and very recent is the menu script for academy mod which is good for new users of the JA mod.

So after all that was i any help this time round?




young Obi-Wan

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#6 16 years ago

I like server side mods, so everyone can play it:) the admin commands kick ass, too. (kick or bann etc) cuz it's easy to use then.




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#7 16 years ago
Originally posted by young Obi-Wan I like server side mods, so everyone can play it:) the admin commands kick ass, too. (kick or bann etc) cuz it's easy to use then.

Well, there is only so much you can do with server-side only mods.

Originally posted by duke But what academy has it many moer usefull features whuich enhance the server and customize it more the make it more personal. Like the startup message being -=] Welcome To The X Server[=- and also still have the MOTD in the center of the screen.

Duelers was able to do that when it was FFAMod. Almost all mods can.

Originally posted by duke the ability to change the name of the admin levels. for example academy trainer on my server is now MASTER administrator. and the ability to have more than one lcl of admin is equally good as the people u dont trust enough only get a few scatterd commands. But people u do trust get many many commands.

I believe this has been in Duelers for quite some time, or at least something similar to it. I do so much work on Full that it leaves little time for me to checkout all the existing features, but I do know that there are a variety of admin levels, I just do not know what the differance is between them. Go to the main page at http://duelers.jk2files.com & click on documentation, everything to know is in there.

Originally posted by duke The ability to spawn NPC's is awesome..granted they could of made it a little easier but its sstill great. Also there is many more and better emotes like amsit2, amwait, amsurrender and others.

I am not really into the NPC spawning thing, it lags the server all to hell, but there are some people that like it. It only lags the server when you add to many.

JA does have 4 new emotes that we don't have, they also have a randomized get up from amsit which I like, hopefully Lee will add it.

Originally posted by duke Newly added is amterminator which gives you shields and every gun and mine with 999 ammo! a really great idea...bit laggy but awesome non-the less!

We mainly focus on the duel aspect of the game, the shooter aspect of JK2 in my opinion is quite pointless. I'd rather play Action Quake 2 for a shooting game than play JK2 (& I mean that literally).Perhaps Lee will add it, only time will tell.

Originally posted by duke Rcon mesages are now liek players the send downwards instead of across which was annoying and hard to read.

I don't play JA, but I'll take your word for it.

Originally posted by duke and very recent is the menu script for academy mod which is good for new users of the JA mod.

Sounds like something for n00bs who just didn't RTFM, could be wrong though, never seen it myself.

Originally posted by duke So after all that was i any help this time round?

Ya better, hopefully Lee will make some posts & tell us what he makes of all this.