|frogbot fraggage and ezquake nightmares
||[Jul. 28th, 2007|11:27 pm]
Just played a game with a skill 9 frogbot on Hatebreeder by Qurnel. Great fun, even though I lost 38 to 13. (dmm1 rules, timelimit 15) Mostly it was because I didn't know the map at all and he nailed me with the shaft a couple times. Only on specific levels is their air control really noticable.
EZQuake is a pain in the ass. When I first loaded it up, I found some *sarcasm* lovely new textures and models */sarcasm*. I had no idea where these came from, so I had to look around in my quake folder for a while until I found a folder called /qw. In there were textures, models, and equally ugly HUD elements. No clue how those got there, probably some dumb server I connected to made me auto-download them. Now that that was over, I had tons of other crap to deal with. EZQuake came stocked with a hideous skybox in the pak0.pak. Really stupid, and theres no way to disable it without looking up a console command. Or you can toggle the even uglier sky with "Simple Sky". In that same /qw folder were some .lits, which I think make the map look really ugly, and the skybox called "bloody-marvelous". So, I deleted those and loaded up again.
This time the Frogbots didn't have the right colors on their pants and shirt. So i switched it to GFX " Eyecandy". Now the frogbots had the right colors, but the rocket trails and explosions weren't right. There wasn't an option to set the trails/explosions to stock ID, so I set it to the ones Darkplaces uses. Now all was fine, until I noticed a really bright flash from the rocket exploding. This wasn't the cause of dynamic lighting (which I disabled), and I still don't know how to get rid of that flash. Now i am using the "Big Explosion" rocket blast which is way too big and can get in the way of your view. There were lots of other annoying things I had to disable too, but I would be writing forever if I noted all of those.
If any QW'ers out there can help me with this EZQuake nightmare, please do.
...Now back to fragging some frogbots!