Iceball Project

Iceball is a moddable, open source, cross-platform engine and game inspired by AoS Classic. Created by GreaseMonkey.
Incompatible with PySnip/pyspades-based AoS Classic 0.75/0.76 servers.
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Semper
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Will this game have updates like more weapons and stuff or will it just be a copy of .75?
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I hope for the first it wouldn't have any updates.
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Semper wrote:
will it just be a copy of .75?
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Featuresetwise, I'm aiming for this for the first release:
  • Spade, Block, Rifle, Grenade
  • 25 blocks, 100 when you go to your tent (this encourages building much more than the 50 start / 50 tent system and I was RAISED in the 50-50 thing)
  • 2 grenades, 4 when you go to your tent
  • Rifle as per 0.75 but with no random spread
  • Spade melee
  • Names of team members show up through walls
Stuff that Would Be Nice and will probably be chucked in if I can do it quickly enough:
  • Chat (if this doesn't happen in the first release, use Mumble for the time being) (EDIT: Implemented!)
  • Map (I'll make the intels easy to fake as per 0.60 and before) (EDIT: Implemented!)
  • Minimap (EDIT: Implemented!)
  • The red circles on the map when you capture the intel. (EDIT: Implemented!)
  • Decent admin tools. This probably won't happen at first, but the second release shouldn't take long once the first happens.
The squad thing looks like it could be a pain in the ass so I'll save that for the second release or maybe even later. And no, they are NOT /squad squads, but purely for organisation.

To prevent conflicts / abuse, maybe they should be purely clientside? I could possibly allow one to make their squad list public and/or to allow subscriptions to someone's squad list.

Another cool thing to try for a later release would be map annotations.
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GreaseMonkey wrote:
Featuresetwise, I'm aiming for this for the first release:
  • Spade, Block, Rifle, Grenade
  • 25 blocks, 100 when you go to your tent (this encourages building much more than the 50 start / 50 tent system and I was RAISED in the 50-50 thing)
  • 2 grenades, 4 when you go to your tent
  • Rifle as per 0.75 but with no random spread
  • Spade melee
  • Names of team members show up through walls
Stuff that Would Be Nice and will probably be chucked in if I can do it quickly enough:
  • Chat (if this doesn't happen in the first release, use Mumble for the time being)
  • Map (I'll make the intels easy to fake as per 0.60 and before)
  • Minimap
  • The red circles on the map when you capture the intel.
  • Decent admin tools. This probably won't happen at first, but the second release shouldn't take long once the first happens.
Like it 8-)
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Sample wrote:
GreaseMonkey wrote:
Featuresetwise, I'm aiming for this for the first release:
  • Spade, Block, Rifle, Grenade
  • 25 blocks, 100 when you go to your tent (this encourages building much more than the 50 start / 50 tent system and I was RAISED in the 50-50 thing)
  • 2 grenades, 4 when you go to your tent
  • Rifle as per 0.75 but with no random spread
  • Spade melee
  • Names of team members show up through walls
Stuff that Would Be Nice and will probably be chucked in if I can do it quickly enough:
  • Chat (if this doesn't happen in the first release, use Mumble for the time being)
  • Map (I'll make the intels easy to fake as per 0.60 and before)
  • Minimap
  • The red circles on the map when you capture the intel.
  • Decent admin tools. This probably won't happen at first, but the second release shouldn't take long once the first happens.
Like it 8-)
Now this... is a nice one.
Altho only one weapon could be boring, but i guess it could do for now.
On the other hand, can you post some screenies?
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GreaseMonkey wrote:
Featuresetwise, I'm aiming for this for the first release:
  • Spade, Block, Rifle, Grenade
  • 25 blocks, 100 when you go to your tent (this encourages building much more than the 50 start / 50 tent system and I was RAISED in the 50-50 thing)
  • 2 grenades, 4 when you go to your tent
  • Rifle as per 0.75 but with no random spread
  • Spade melee
  • Names of team members show up through walls
Stuff that Would Be Nice and will probably be chucked in if I can do it quickly enough:
  • Chat (if this doesn't happen in the first release, use Mumble for the time being)
  • Map (I'll make the intels easy to fake as per 0.60 and before)
  • Minimap
  • The red circles on the map when you capture the intel.
  • Decent admin tools. This probably won't happen at first, but the second release shouldn't take long once the first happens.
The squad thing looks like it could be a pain in the ass so I'll save that for the second release or maybe even later. And no, they are NOT /squad squads, but purely for organisation.

To prevent conflicts / abuse, maybe they should be purely clientside? I could possibly allow one to make their squad list public and/or to allow subscriptions to someone's squad list.

Another cool thing to try for a later release would be map annotations.
Sounds cool but only rifle? I hope you will be able to add another weapon in the second or third update...
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that sounds great, I tested out the version you have in the first post, and it seems pretty good so far. nice work dude

I think just the rifle for now is good, it will also be fun to see what it's like to play with only the rifle again.
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GreaseMonkey wrote:
[*]Spade, Block, Rifle, Grenade
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Where be the shotgun?

At any rate, I do love how youre actually making the tent something worth going to. Except the 4 grenades part.
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Sounds good!
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If other guns be added, make em suck xD
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We have 3 weapons already (they need to be weaponised, of course): Rifle, Spade, Grenade.

Shotgun is a possibility but will probably not be until after the second decent update.
With that said, if other weapons are added (I suspect this'll be a "when", I'll ensure that they're all optional though), the rifle will be designated as the primary "general purpose" weapon.
I'm thinking of adding a heavy chaingun with a fairly long windup time (say 3-5 seconds before it can do any real damage) which COULD be useful for, say, cleaning out tunnels. But anything like that needs to be noobproof, and so I don't think I'll make it easy to grief stuff (plus if you select this weapon you won't need to break any blocks to get teamkilled).

So anyhow, what needs to happen now is Lua-controlled map loading / switching (hopefully allowing for having more than one map loaded at once, could be useful for, say, portals and whatnot), which shouldn't be hard at all, I'll just need to get my head around it.

Yeah.

And no, I don't have networking working yet. Once I start getting some serious testing though, I think I'll need to pull out my old laptop, as that's got a bit more grunt than my desktop (which runs it at about 5FPS).
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Will we still use slab6 to modify the weapons?
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Semper wrote:
Will we still use slab6 to modify the weapons?
No, as we won't using kv6, but rather pmf.
We will have our own editor soon.
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MrHaaax wrote:
Semper wrote:
Will we still use slab6 to modify the weapons?
No, as we won't using kv6, but rather pmf.
We will have our own editor soon.
Thanks for the info.
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