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Collect and harvester games modes
12-09-2013, 02:53 PM,
#1
Collect and harvester games modes
These two gamemodes I suggested on the [/url=http://acreloaded.wikia.com/wiki/Mod_stuff_ideas]mos stuff ideas[/url] of the wiki are very similar.

Harvester is the oldest of both an appeared first in the Q3A mod Team Arena and is also available in Open Arena. Collect is a similar gamemode that appears in Sauerbraten.

In both :
* When a player (or a bot) dies, A skull of the color of their team appears.
* I this players or one of their buddies pick up this skull, it (the skull) disappears.
* If an ennemy pick up it, the skull is carried by this ennemy until he/she dies or scores. (however, in collect, there is an exception and, if it happen, the skull remain at the same place)
* To score, the player must reach the ennemy base at carrying at least one skull. When it happen, their team can gain several points (the number of gained points is equal to he number of carried skulls.

Even if they are similar, there are differences :
* In collect, the number of simultaneously carried skulls is limited to five skulls.
* In harvester, the skulls appears nears form a center point but, in collect, each skull appears where the player die instead.
* In collect, when a player carrying skulls die, the skulls are dropped in collect. In harvester, they disappear and are lost.
* In collect, if its score isn't equal to zero, a team loses one point if an ennemy reach its base whithout carrying skulls. When an ennemy scores, the skull of the base become half transparent in their hud for a short instant and he/she can't do this (make the team loses a point) during this time.

Here are two examples I found :
* Example of harvester match
* Example of collect match

I suggest implement something like this in ACR and, of course, I also encourage the modders to try to do it.

Friday, when I'll be back in my home (I don't write this from my computer), I'll retry to compile ACR (I abandonned it after several tries whithout success) and if it work, I'll also try to make this.

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12-09-2013, 06:54 PM,
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RE: Collect and harvester games modes
This sounds like a slight mod off of the gamemode where people drop flags when they die and you collect them for points. It shouldn't be too hard to get going. If you don't do it I'll code a version of it after finals week is over.
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12-09-2013, 07:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-09-2013, 07:14 PM by Victor.)
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RE: Collect and harvester games modes
To me, I see it as a combination of bomber and the confirm mutator. When you pick up confirm flags, you just don't score until you reach the enemy flag, but instead of taking your flag, you take your collected flags.

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Victor
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12-15-2013, 09:58 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-15-2013, 10:19 AM by asmanel.)
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RE: Collect and harvester games modes
I didn't actually tried to compile the game this week end, due to some problems with MSYS. Apparently, MSYS is properly installed but I don't understand how it works.

P.S. : I'll retry it next fryday. I will not be able to do it before, due to my planning.

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