It's been a long time in the making, but the wait has been worth it! The first version of Nagus's Mario Mod includes four Mario-themed maps and skins of Mario and Wario. More maps and skins, and custom weapons, will be included in future versions. Experience the world of Mario64 in much higher resolution than on the Nintendo 64. The Mario Mod is also a sneak-peak at the much anticipated 1.3 Patch, which is coming very soon!
Super Mario Mod created by Grand Nagus Mod concept by Grand Nagus, with inspiration from Nintendo's Mario64 game. Super Mario Mod code by Grand Nagus, with extra credits to the guys who helped put together the Update Mod (found in readme_13.txt) Custom textures and shaders by Grand Nagus and Paracyte. Custom models by Grand Nagus and Paracyte. Maps created by Grand Nagus, bonus areas in Snowy Land Map by Paracyte. Got cool ideas? Email me! email@example.com Need help? Go to the Elite Force section of this Raven forum! http://forums.ravensoft.com/ib/ikonboard.pl * Please keep this readme with this .pk3 file. * November 30, 2004 -------------------------------- Preface: "You've been playing in the Holodeck a little too long, Tom!" exclaimed Ensign Harry Kim as the holodeck doors closed behind him. "Maybe so, but what did you think?" asked Tom Paris. Kim glanced down the corridor at Tuvok, who was reading his security log. "I don't know WHAT to think. Humans of the twentieth century thought THAT was entertaining? Those modified 'jumping' abilities made me nauseated by itself, not to mention all those mushrooms! And just what were those brown creatures, anyway?" Tom laughed. "Those were 'Goombas'. In the original game, they actually chased the player around the playing field! The growling plants were 'Pirahna Plants', and they would sometimes eat the player in one bite. Glad to see YOU'RE still in one piece." Tuvok stepped between Harry and Tom as he walked down the hallway. "Ensign Kim, weren't you requested by Captain Janeway to inspect those failing relays in astrometrics? Seven of Nine needs to plot a course to the start of the next 'Star Trek Voyager' TV show episode as soon as possible." "All right, I'll get on it", responded Kim. "Hey, Neelix. What's for dinner tonight?" Neelix strolled down the corridor toward Tom and Kim. "I was thinking of an old earth cuisine, called 'pizza'. I don't think I'd care for it much myself, but I've heard Chakotay and the Captain talk about it a time or two." "Sounds good. Looking forward to it, Neelix!" Ensign Kim left Tom and Neelix together as he headed toward Astrometrics. "I heard you were working on a new holodeck simulation, Mister Paris", said Neelix. "Yes, I've been working on it for a few months. It's based on an old twentieth century Earth game. It's fun, but it's quite a workout", warned Tom. "Well actually, I could use a little more activity than I've been getting lately. And it sounds like a very entertaining holoprogram", mused Neelix. "Mind if I give it a little look?" Tom laughed. "Sure! You go right ahead. Just try to avoid the top of the mountain in Bob-omb Battlefield!" -------------------------------- How to install: Extract this zip file into your '\Star Trek Voyager Elite Force' folder, making sure to preserve the directory structure (In WinZip, you'd do this by making sure 'All Files' and 'Use Folder Names' are checked). You'll have a new folder called '\Star Trek Voyager Elite Force\marmod2' if you extracted things correctly. If you didn't, well, find and delete these files: credits_13.txt description.txt license_13.txt mariomod0.pk3 mariomod1.pk3 readme.txt readme_13.txt unlagged_13.txt After you delete those files, follow the above instructions closely and try extracting those files again. It's vital that the folder structure is correct or the mod won't load and you'll have Mario entities in all maps all the time. -------------------------------- How to run the game/start a server: Startup Holomatch, then select 'Mods'. You'll see a mod called 'Super Mario Mod!'. Select this mod and click 'Load Mod', and your screen will flicker and then go back to the main menu. If you were successful, you should hear Mario shout "It's me, a'Mario!" That's it, it's loaded! Now look in your maps list, and unless you have the Elite Force Expansion Pack installed, only the Mario Mod maps will be available in your 'solo match' or 'multi match' lists. (CTF isn't supported in the Mario Mod maps, so you won't see any maps in your CTF maps listing) Load a map and HAVE FUN! Be advised, however, that if you manage to load another map while the Mario Mod's loaded, then all of the powerups and such will be Mario-ish entities. To get rid of the coins and mushrooms, go to 'Mods' > select 'Holomatch' > click 'Load Mod'. -------------------------------- What the mod does: - mariomod0.pk3, mariomod1.pk3 This is the Mario mod! All of the trek entities will change into Mario-like powerups when this mod's loaded. Some of the powerups will have slightly different properties than you'd expect in Elite Force and some of the powerups will be brand new. You'll need to unload the mod if you want to see the standard Elite Force powerups in other maps instead of coins and mushrooms! -------------------------------- ========= Map info: ========= Map name - Princess' Castle by Grand Nagus v.1.2, HM_CASTL01.BSP Date - Oct 16, 2004 Map Type - Death Match, Team Death Match, Bot Match Bot Support - Yes! Compile stats: bsp - 18 sec vis - 438 sec light - 693 sec aas - 1190 max reachabilities --- Map name - Bob-omb Battlefield by Grand Nagus v.1.2, HM_MMTN01.BSP Date - Oct 10, 2004 Map Type - Death Match, Team Death Match, Bot Match Bot Support - Yes! Compile stats: bsp - 5 sec vis - 190 sec light - 100 sec aas - 1356 max reachabilities --- Map name - Ghost House by Grand Nagus v.1.3, HM_GHST01.BSP Date - Oct 7, 2004 Map Type - Death Match, Team Death Match, Bot Match Bot Support - Yes! Compile stats: bsp - 5 sec vis - 11 sec light - 377 sec aas - 269 max reachabilities --- Map name - Snowman Land by Grand Nagus and Paracyte v.1.1, HM_SNO01.BSP Date - Nov 30, 2004 Map Type - Death Match, Team Death Match, Bot Match Bot Support - Yes! Compile stats: bsp - 3 sec vis - 418 sec light - 128 sec aas - 1200 max reachabilities - Maps created using efRadiant GDK 1.2 and GtkRadiant 1.2.13 - Maps compiled using Ydnar's q3map2 v.2.5.15 - Texture edits done with Paint Shop Pro v.5 - Shader effects edited using EditPad Lite v.4.1.3 (http://www.EditPadLite.com/). - Shader info from id's Quake3 Arena shader manual (copyright 1999, id Software, Inc). -------------------------------- Special thanks goes to: - Paracyte and Scooter, for betatesting the Mario Mod code and maps. - Paracyte, for tweaking entity placement and adding some awesome secrets to the Snowman Land map while I worked on the game code. - Scooter, for some great texturing ideas. - DaisyLou for betatesting my maps. - Stukatto (again) for helping me to find and fix some of the more obscure bugs. - Absynthe, for the preface and 'ammobox' textures. - The Raven bulletin board, for their all of their help and support. http://www2.ravensoft.com/cgi-bin/ubb/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=Elite+Force+Mod+Community+Board&number=19&DaysPrune=10&LastLogin= - Quake3World's Level Editing forum, for their help in figuring out some of the more unusual problems. http://www.quake3world.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=Level+Editing&number=6&DaysPrune=30&LastLogin= - www.qeradiant.com, for making the 'Q3Radiant Shader Manual' available. Without this extremely valuable document a lot of my custom shader effects would have never been realised. http://www.qeradiant.com/manual/Q3AShader_Manual/ - Ydnar, for his fantastic Q3Map2 compiler! - God, for giving me the patience and persistence to complete this mod. :) -------------------------------- Machine with which the mod was created: Intel P4-1.8 1024mb RIMM eVGA GeForce 6800 128mb Sony 19" Trinitron monitor Windows 2000 Pro SP2 -------------------------------- Known Issues: - Mario and Wario models aren't perfect... Sometimes Mario and Wario clip into the ground when they die, and they drag weapons' barrels in the ground. I may fix this in an update in the future. -------------------------------- Fixes / Changes since Last Version Beta 1 - First Release Beta 2 - Changed the entities around a little. Now the star is 'invulnerability' and the gold mushroom is 'regen' (thanks Agent007!) - Changed a sound when you get ammo from the ammo boxes. It used to sound like a door closing (because it WAS a func_door), but now it sounds like a standard ammo item respawning when it reappears. (thanks NWO Buffalo!) - Fixed a 'hall of mirrors' effect on the mountain, where several brushes came together. (thanks SEA Vorax!) - Moved around the secrets and weapons, to make it more of a challenge. Now you can play Team 'King of the Mountain'! (thanks SEA Vorax!) Beta 3 - Changed how you load the map. It now loads like a mod, which keeps the Mario entities together and makes it easier to start a server where everyone will get all of the Mario entities. (thanks, Stukatto!) Beta 4 - Added a nice name to the mod. You see 'Bob-omb Battlefield' in the Mod list, instead of 'Mmtn_01'. Beta 5 - Changed the 'ammo box' texture to something more appropriate. (thanks, Absynthe!) - Changed how the 'secrets' are processed. Should clear up the 'bot entity to activate - xxx' error. - Edited the 'ammo box' texture to make it look more like a crate instead of a wooden box. (thanks Agent007!) - Created a 'victory room' to get rid of that 'flickering victory' error. Beta 6 - Fixed where you could jump on top of the big Pirahna plant and not get hurt. (thanks Harles!) Beta 7 - Changed 'ammo box' into an actual entity instead of a bmodel hack. It works great, and a player can't pick one up if his/her ammo is more than 2/3 full for all of his/her weapons. - Modded the code. Wow, I'm such a newbie! But there's now 'bonus music' that's played when a player's holding certain powerups, an intro track is played before the actual looping music track starts, there's a 'one up' entity that allows you to respawn with all of your weapons and ammo if you're fragged while carrying it. - Added rotating doors, which makes the game look a LOT more like the Mario game that it represents. - Removed or fixed most of the 'bot entity to activate' errors. - Lost track of all the other changes... Beta 8 - Merged Update Mod code into the Mario Mod. Now the Mario Mod takes advantage of all the bug fixes and other goodies that the Update Mod features! - Added Triple Jump and Wall Jump abilities. Beta 9: - Added new features to the 'cheaterz' console command. Type 'cheaters c' at the console to see who's using a client cheat (or who's playing with a hacked client codebase), and type 'cheaterz s' to see who's playing in a server cheatmode (like god mode). - Debugged wall jumping code (can't jump out of water) and triple jump code (two degree zone where you couldn't triplejump). - Added readable signs to the map! - Added the ability for some items to spawn when they normally wouldn't (fixes some secrets when 'gem items' is turned ON). - Tweaked textures and other things in all of the maps. - Lots of other things that I can't think of at the moment. ;) Beta 10: - Tweaked bot code for pathfinding, particularly doors. Now bots will use buttons and func_usables in a much more intelligent manner. - Tweaked bot code for Gems games. Bots play Gems games much more intelligently. - Added 'walldrag'; when you jump against a wall, you will drag down it somewhat slowly. Jump off the wall during your walldrag to perform a walljump! - Added Snowy Land map (thx for the help, Paracyte!). - Optimized all of the Mario Mod maps. You can climb the trees in all the maps! - A bunch of other fixes that I can't think of right off the bat. :D Beta 11: - Added new HUD for ammo, armor and health. - Tweaked walljump code. Shouldn't have that bug where you can jump straight up a wall anymore. - Optimized walljump code. Doesn't take as much cpu horsepower to run! - Tweaked map architecture in the Princess Castle (hard to get out of bonus area) - Added Paracyte's bonus areas to the Snowman Land map. They're AWESOME! - Fixed a couple of other things, but I can't think of them right now. :p Beta 12: - Cached HUD info, so there's no pause when picking up a new weapon. - Redrew a bunch of textures using MilkShape3D and PaintShop Pro. - Optimized maps. Bots run around them REALLY well! - Added Super Mario player model! Final: - Added some higher res textures to the Princess Castle map. - Added Paracyte's 'flight item bonus' to the Snowy Land Map. - Did some finalization to the 'official' version of the Mario Mod code. -------------------------------- Custom textures: A few Custom shader effects: A handful. Custom sounds: A lot. Inspiration: Mario64 for the Nintendo64 (both copyrights of Nintendo). If you like how this mod plays, go buy a Nintendo 64 and get Mario64. I still play it all the time, it's a BLAST! -------------------------------- Custom texture credits: Texture Universe (http://www.planetunreal.com/TextureUniverse/). Go there! 'Texture grass256 is/are © Copyright 2000 TextureUniverse.com and Scott Braut, and are used by permission only. Anyone wishing to use these textures in a map, skin, 3D project or level design must obtain them from TextureUniverse.com and use this credit. These textures are not to be modified or distributed individually in any form unless part of this project. Anyone wishing to use these textures in a commercial project may obtain permission through Texture Universe.' NOTE: The only modification done to the texture was to darken it, so it'll look good in the Quake3 engine. Raven, of course. Absynthe, for the ammo box textures. Paracyte, for the Gems textures and related shader effects. Me! ;) Hopefully I didn't leave anyone out... If so it wasn't intentional. ;) Custom sounds: -Mario64 -Me (the sound of Neelix getting eaten by a pirahna plant is me chewing on an uncooked spaghetti noodle. Who says you shouldn't play with your food? :D ) Custom music: -Mario64 -------------------------------- Recommended computer specifications: - Pentium 4 or P4 Celeron running at 1.8 gHz or better, or comparable AMD processor. - OpenGL compliant video card that supports hardware vertex buffering and hardware triangle setup (almost all new video cards support this setup, even the cheap ones! ;) ), with 128mb video memory. - 256mb RAM or better. Minimum Specs: - Pentium 3 or P3 Celeron running at 700 mHz. - OpenGL compliant video card with at least 32mb memory. - 128mb RAM. -------------------------------- Help: Q: I can't find the 'Super Mario Mod!' mod in my mod list! A: You didn't unzip 'mario_mod.zip' in the right folder. If you unzipped it right, you'll see the folder 'marmod2' within the same folder that you see 'BaseEF' (that's usually 'C:\Program Files\Raven\Star Trek Voyager Elite Force') You probably accidently unzipped 'mario_mod.zip' IN \BaseEF, where you'd usually unzip a regular map. Q: I can see the Super Mario Mod in my 'Mods' list, but I can't load it at all! A: The Mario Mod is based on the Update Mod 1.3's code, which uses a lot of new cvars to communicate settings between the game server and client. If you have a lot of custom settings in your 'hmconfig.cfg' file, it may cause problems when the Holomatch game tries to merge those settings into the Mario Mod's new config settings file. Here's how to fix it: 1) GET YOUR CD KEY READY because you'll need it! 2) Make a new folder in your BaseEF folder called 'cfgbkup', and move your hmconfig.cfg file there. You should now see 'hmconfig.cfg' in your 'BaseEF/cfgbkup' folder, and you shouldn't see any 'hmconfig.cfg' file in your 'BaseEF' folder. 3) Go into your 'Elite Force/marmod2' folder and delete the file 'hmconfig.cfg'. 4) Restart Elite Force Holomatch. You'll need to re-enter your CD Key and your game settings (video resolution, controller settings, character settings, etc). 5) Load up the Super Mario Mod and have fun! Q: I can't find any of the mod's maps when playing Elite Force! A: You haven't loaded the 'Super Mario Mod!' mod yet. The maps won't become available until after you load the mod. Q: I still see hypos and other standard Elite Force powerups instead of coins, mushrooms and stars. A: 1) You have 'Simple Items' turned ON in your Elite Force setup. 2) You're running this mod through another mod. 3) You have a corrupt 'pak0.pk3' file (can be downloaded from a cheat server). 1) This option will override the custom Mario powerups models and you won't see them. To fix this, go to 'Configure' > 'Game Options' > 'Simple Items' = OFF 2) Some mods override certain directories that this mod uses to start up Holomatch, which can cause the custom powerups file to be completely overlooked. Start up Holomatch, except don't load any mods besides this one. Then run 'Bob-omb Battlefield' and you should see the custom powerups. 3) I hate to say it, but you need to reinstall Elite Force. Stop cheating, dammit! Q: I see Coins and Mushrooms in ALL of my maps! A: The Mario entities will be in every map that you play while this mod's loaded. To get rid of the coins and mushrooms, go to 'Mods' > select 'Holomatch' > click 'Load Mod'. But why would you want to play Holomatch any other way? ;) Q: So, just what CAN this thing do? It has the Update Mod 1.3 code in it, so does it have all of its features? A: Yes, the Mario Mod has all of the Update Mod 1.3's features as of the beta build dated November 9, 2004. Unlagged, new game modes, new entities, and a ton of bug fixes. To see what the Update Mod can do, check out the file called 'readme_13.txt'. Q: The Mario Mod loads fine, but when I load a map it kicks me back to the menu! A: The Mario Mod uses a lot of extra resources, and needs room for those new resources. In other words, your hunkmegs setting is too low. Try typing /com_hunkmegs 64 at the console and that should fix it. Q: I tried to load the Ghost House level but it kicks me out with a parse error. A: I can't remember exactly what the description of the error was (it's an old bug that I forgot about) but the error is caused by a bad 'arenas.txt' or 'mapname.arena' file in one of your other maps. You need to take all other .pk3 files out of your /baseEF folder except for 'mapextras.pk3', 'pak0.pk3', 'pak1.pk3' and 'pak2.pk3'. Then, you need to add those maps back one-at-a- time and test the Mario Mod after each addition. Eventually you will find the map that is causing the error. Sorry it's such an annoying problem, but at least it's not caused by the Mario Mod! ;) Q: I get a message, "Need 'Super Mario Mod' to connect to server", when trying to connect to a game server. Then I get kicked off! What's happening? A: First of all, there's nothing wrong with your copy of the Super Mario Mod. Three things may be happening: 1) You're trying to connect to a regular Elite Force server. 2) You're trying to connect to a Super Mario server without first loading the Super Mario Mod. 3) You're trying to connect to a Super Mario Mod 'beta' server. 1 - The Super Mario Mod won't connect to any game server other than one running the Super Mario Mod. Try to search for a game server that's playing the Super Mario Mod. 2 - Pretty easy fix; just load the Super Mario Mod and try to connect to this server again. 3 - The 'final' release of the Super Mario Mod is NOT compatible with any 'beta' version, and you're trying to connect to a server that is running a beta copy of the Super Mario Mod. If that's the case, then you may see the message "Need 'Mario Mod Beta 1' to connect to server". Notify that server admin and tell him or her that they need to install and run the non-beta version of the Super Mario Mod. Q: When I add bots, the game slows down or the bots jerk around as they move. A: Bots process a map in 'areas'. Bots also go after items using a 'goal' system. So if the bot is in a small area with three hypos and you in it, the bot will decide whether to go after you (if its health is high) or go after one of those three hypos (if its health is getting low). What it decides is its 'goal', and since the bot is constantly monitoring its surroundings, that goal can change at any time. Which is no big deal if all the bot's thinking about is three hypos and you. However, most of the Mario Mod maps are very open and spacious, with lots of health, armor, weapons, items, powerups, movers, etc. in them. This gives the bots a LOT to think about, and will slow down the game on computers that are lower than recommended specs. If the bots play really slowly on your computer, you can try this: 1) Start the Mario Mod, select the map and gametype, and choose the bots that you want to play against. 2) Before you actually start the game, choose 'Dedicated Server' and set it to 'LAN'. This will exit you out of Elite Force and you'll see a blue console window with text scrolling on it. 3) Start Elite Force again, and load the Mario Mod. In MulitMatch, search for server and click on 'SERVERS' until you see 'Local'. You should see only one server in the list (that's the server that's playing in that blue console window that you just created). 4) Connect to that server and start shooting some bots! The bots should move MUCH smoother than they did when you simply created a botmatch within Elite Force. Q: The Mario Mod runs slower than regular Elite Force. If I play a regular Holomatch map while running the Mario Mod, I get a slower framerate than if I play that same map under regular Holomatch. A: The Mario Mod code contains MANY more routines that the game has to process while the game is playing (rotating doors, walljump and triplejump, powerup songs, cheat monitoring, etc), and those routines will drop the framerate. The framerate drop will depend on your system specs, but if you have a more up-to-date system then you shouldn't get a performance impact that renders the game unplayable. But if you're trying to start a 32 bot Team Gems game server on a Pentium 133 or an old Mac, then it'll probably play really badly. -------------------------------- Hints and tips: - Think Mario. If you can do it in the original game, you can probably do it here. - See if you can find all of the secrets. - Most of all, HAVE FUN! -------------------------------- Legal Stuff: This mod is not an official 'update' sanctioned, supported, or endorsed by Paramount or Activision. They cannot offer tech support for the Mario Mod. The Mario Mod was coded and assembled by Grand Nagus, and his code additions to Raven's original Holomatch 1.2 game code is proprietary technology that belongs to him. All other code additions in the Mario Mod were used with permission and are proprietary technology that belong to their respective authors. Refer to the 'readme' file to see who authored each feature within the Mario Mod. This Mario Mod is protected by Ravensoft's "Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force" EULA, and Grand Nagus reserves the rights of the Mario Mod within the boundaries stated by the EULA. As stated, this mod is bound to the license limitations and liabilities created by the EULA that came with your Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force game. This mod can only be distributed electronically, cannot be sold, and the author(s) of the mod cannot be held responsible for the performance of this mod, any lost data or consequential damage that may have been caused by the installation or operation of this mod. For tech support, the best place to go is the Raven's Elite Force forums. Go to this forum listing: http://forums.ravensoft.com/ib/ikonboard.pl and go to any of the Startrek Voyager Elite Force forums. If you find a bug, post it in the Mod Support forum. For general comments or suggestions, post in the General forum. This mod carries no warranty and is supplied 'as is'. You use at your own risk! Neither the installer package or the files within the installer package can be changed or modified in any way, including (but not limited to): adding files to it, removing files from it, and modifying any files within it, without expressed written permission from the mod's author. This mod cannot be distributed 'in part' in any way. Every part of this mod is the intellectual property of their original creators, and each part is compiled/included in the Mario Mod with the permission of the original creators. This is an agreement between the mod's author and the creators of their respective intellectual property; in no way can these parts be separated from the original mod package without written expressed permission from both the original creator and the mod's author. The mod's author reserves the right to disassemble/separate intellectual property from the mod for any reason and at any time. You shall not reverse engineer, derive source code, modify, decompile, disassemble, extract any files (textures, maps, etc), or create derivative works of this Program, in whole or in part. ------------------------------------------------ Star Trek: Voyager™ – Elite Force (tm), ® & © 2001 Paramount Pictures All rights reserved Star Trek: Voyager and related marks are trademarks of Paramount Pictures. This product contains software technology licensed from Id Software, Inc. Id Technology © 1999-2001 Id Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Mario Mod v1.0b © 2003 by Grand Nagus. All rights reserved. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc.© 2001 Activision, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
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