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Updates Galore

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TheSpoonDog has finally officially released his conversion of CTF-Hydro16, duly named JB-Hydro16, which has already been in MyUnreal's map rotation for a while.

JB-Hydro16 is large, but provides hardly any hiding spots; the arena is nicely made, publicly viewable and hard to miss (although I doubt that most players running by will have a chance to watch the spectacle); and prisoners are given good opportunity to avenge their capture by placing some sniper bullets in their opponents' heads. Try it, and post your feedback in the BreakOut forum.

In the meantime, Wiz is working on the upcoming JB-War, an atmosphere-laden battlefield stage with mortars, barbed wire, trenches and two huge bases. Looks very promising so far, so be sure you don't miss it when it's released.

And there's even more to come: WillySurvive is currently busy updating JB-MidnightCity to add some nifty gadgets, a custom death scene and, last but unfortunately not least, resolve another translocator exploit. Check out the upcoming JB-Quinn's beta screenshots (and some more) meanwhile---they're awesome.

So, while everybody is busy mapping, I myself did a little tweaking and tuning on the Screen component. The upcoming Screen 120 features enhanced customizablility for map surveillance screens, a bundled font texture package, high-resolution screens and many more tweaks and enhancements. See the Development forum for more details.

Mychaeel

News for the Jails

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What do you usually do in jail?

1) Think "Man this map is small" and frag on: Rtfm!
2) Watch these stupid bots run against the wall: Update to UTJB 205!
3) Look bored: Read on...

Imagine a screen in the jail were you can look at a top-view of the map and follow the motion of your teammates. Or even better: Read the latest UTJB news! Or some news the author of the map has decided to tell you about? Now you think I'm gone crazy? I'm not!

Mychaeel has updated his Screen component to allow mappers to do exactly what I said.

Download the DM-ScreenDemo map where you can see how to add this rocking feature to a map (documentation included). The screen will show the news behind this link. This is a simple html-document and the screen in the map will change every time we change the news (the graphics have to be included as textures in utx-format). If you don't believe me: This one will be added tomorrow! I think something like that has never been done before... (Please note that the map will attempt to go online even in single player mode in order to download the news, but this behaviour can be customized.)

Any more questions?

ElBundee

JB-MidnightCity Updated

WillySurvive has updated JB-MidnightCity to remove a zoning issue that allowed imprisoned players to simply translocate to their freedom. In this current version the translocator target duly disrupts upon crossing the bars.

Grab JB-MidnightCity2 here. If you are downloading it the first time (strongly recommended if you don't have it yet), you will also need the MidnightCity Texture Pack.

Mychaeel

Gone

I'm off to NYC tomorrow for three weeks and I'm taking the mod with me. It's always wanted to see the Big Apple. While I'm gone, Mychaeel and ElBundee will be taking care of all your UTJB needs. I'll still be checking my mail from time to time, so if you want me to buy you a drink while I'm in the states, drop me a line. I'll still be around here as well, just not very frequently. Wish me bon voyage. Be good while I'm gone and don't start any riots.
/me puts his sunglasses on, checks his camera and straw hat and waves Holland a fond farewell.

-Daikiki

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