Metaball

You have been summoned by small creatures called Tinies to save them and their castle from an evil wizard. This wizard transformed...

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You have been summoned by small creatures called Tinies to save them and their castle from an evil wizard. This wizard transformed almost all of them into stone statues by magic. You have to help the little creatures by becoming balls of different properties.

- Fully functional HUB.

-You can talk to tinies. They will react differently depending on your performance.

- Progress management.

-The game saves your status. You can reset the game with the "resetprogress" console command.

-You can see statistics about the levels. Can you beat your actual record?

-Credits scene.

-End sequence. Collect at least 45 tinies to watch it.

- Refined gameplay.

-Harder speed challenges. New game elements on the Ruins, and The Metalworks is partly redesigned.

-New speed challenge scoring and HUD.

-Finetuned time and score limits. - New player model: Lena.

- Many fixed bugs.

Very fun mod, you roll around as a ball and collect little "sun icons". This may sound easy, but it is damn hard. Worth the download.

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    = MetaBall v1.0 =

       for UT2004


  http://www.metaball.org



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What's new since v0.9?
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- Fully functional HUB.

	-You can talk to tinies. They will react differently depending on your
	performance.

- Progress management.

	-The game saves your status. You can reset the game with the "resetprogress"
	console command.

	-You can see statistics about the levels. Can you beat your actual record?

	-Credits scene.

	-End sequence. Collect at least 45 tinies to watch it.

- Refined gameplay.

	-Harder speed challenges. New game elements on the Ruins, and The Metalworks
	is partly redesigned.

	-New speed challenge scoring and HUD.

	-Finetuned time and score limits.
	
- New player model: Lena.

- Many fixed bugs.


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What is this mod all about?
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MetaBall is a single player total conversion for UT2004.


Genre: platform/puzzle


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Installation
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Run MetaBall100.exe, and follow the instructions.


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Playing MetaBall
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Locate the MetaBall programgroup in your Start menu, and launch MetaBall, or
use the icon on your desktop.

During the intro matinee, hit ESC to get to the main menu.

Click PLAY to start a game. After entering the HUB, you can walk around and
explore the level.
You can quickly access the explored maps through the LevelSelect option from the
ingame menu.


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Known Issues
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- UT2003 legacy settings panels are problematic.
You can set values, but the visual feedback is inconsistent.

- The main character's animation isn't perfect.

- The gameplay will be seriously compromised bellow 25 fps, due
Karma inaccuracy.

- The Level Selector sometimes shows wrong information about levels


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Credits
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Zoltán Erdôkövy: / hyena@mailbox.hu /
Game and level design, modelling, texturing, additional sounds.


Attila Malárik: / indy138@freemail.hu /
Programing, game design.


Richárd Masa: / masarichard @ hotmail.com /
Character design, modeling and animations.


Zsófia Tallér & Csaba Faltay (Fish studio: www.fish.hu)
Music.


Péter Sághegyi: / peter.saghegyi@chello.at /
Manual design.



 * Special thanks to the following persons *


Dean Harmon, for WotGreal with great support.

Hourences, for constructive critics and inspiration.

Ádám Drnec, for sound samples and beta testing.

Kálmán Malárik, for constructive critics.

Péter Erdôkövy, for English translation and beta testing.




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License
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 = MetaBall =

 Copyright (C) 2004 MetaBall Team



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