`Newbie Academy' - a practice map mainly for Xpilot newbies

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Angeba
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`Newbie Academy' - a practice map mainly for Xpilot newbies

Post by Angeba »

A practice map. The player has access to all items and has 4 robots as practice targets. The robots are (most of the time) caught in gravity fields, so that one can easily test weapons and weapon modifiers on them.
Initial fuel is low, so that the robots do not shoot. This also teaches what fuel is needed for.
May be especially useful for newbies.

Note: The map is designed for a xpilot-ng server. If you use an old xpilot server (4.5.x), you will have to change the `framesPerSecond' option from `50' to something like `13', so that the game runs at a usable speed.

Rotunda, please put this map on your server for testing, thanks.

Edit: Attached an updated version of the map with the xpilot-ng option `maxIdleTime' set to `0', so that floating/chatting players are not paused after 60 seconds (ng-default). That was too confusing/annoying and not useful on this map anyway.
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Xpilot map file `Newbie Academy'
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rotunda
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Re: `Newbie Academy' - a practice map mainly for Xpilot newb

Post by rotunda »

Interesting.. it can also teach some more advanced players that it is necessary to drop the ball sometimes :-)

There is a server up and running at xpilot.ktd.krakow.pl:15385 - enjoy!
Angeba
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Re: `Newbie Academy' - a practice map mainly for Xpilot newb

Post by Angeba »

The server wasn't up for very long. How about if you restart it? The map is not _that_ sophisticated ... could be improved here and there, but it is very useful to practice many things.
rotunda
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Re: `Newbie Academy' - a practice map mainly for Xpilot newb

Post by rotunda »

The server did not start after reboot, sorry. It is fixed now.
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