Jailbreak gametype

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Jailbreak gametype

Post by Akbalder » 09 Jul 2012, 15:11

Rules
Jailbreak is a custom gametype. The rules are:
- Eliminate your opponents to send them to jail.
- Free your teammates currently in jail by standing next to the goal.
- Be the first to send all your opponents to jail in the allotted time to score 1 point.
- The first team to reach the point limit wins.

You win 1 point each time you hit an enemy and 1 point for every teammate that you free.

Advices:
- You have to stay on the goal to keep the jail opened.
- It isn't possible to open the jail if there is also an enemy on the goal.
- The jail doors can close while you are trying to escape. Look at what's happening on the goal to see if you will have enough time to escape.

Play
To play it, you can join the server BCZ Jailbreak (maniaplanet://#join=bczteam2@SMStorm).

Map
There are many Jailbreak maps on mania-exchange.
You can also download all my maps at once (70+ maps) in a single zip file.

If you are interested in building a Jailbreak map, you can visit the manialink akbalder and buy the Jailbreak gamemode. It will install the files automatically in their correct location.
You can also manually download the 2 files:
Download Jailbreak.Script.txt from Maniapark and save it in Scripts\Modes\ShootMania\
Download JailbreakArena.Script.txt from Maniapark and save it in Scripts\MapTypes\ShootMania\

In a Jailbreak map, there are 2 Spawns, 2 JailSpawns and 2 Goals.
To create the doors of the jails, you have to place some off-zones.
For a map using a simple layout, you have to place every #1 items on one side of the map and every #2 items on the other side of the map.
Check this screenshot to see the configuration of a simple Jailbreak map.

Advices:
- Players will try to escape "illegally" from jail. Try to prevent this by doing high walls.
- Some players away from keyboard will stay in the spawn. Don't make the spawns unreachable to let the players eliminate the AFK enemies.
- Players in jail like to know when the jail will open and close. Make the goal visible from the jail.
- When the jail is opened, every off-zones are deactivated. Try to only use off-zone for jail doors to prevent strange behavior.
- Players will try to go to their team goal. Place it far away to force the players to fight against the enemy while going to their goal.
- Players often get bored in jail. You can let them shoot outside of the jail to occupy them.
- It may be difficult to find the last free players. Prevent the players to leave the map area to make them easier to find.
Last edited by Akbalder on 27 May 2013, 13:12, edited 8 times in total.

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ArNoz31
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Re: Jailbreak gametype made by player

Post by ArNoz31 » 09 Jul 2012, 15:22

Lovely mod that gave me a lot of fun !
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Re: Jailbreak gametype made by player

Post by titi59 » 09 Jul 2012, 17:35

Amazing Gamemode ! Thank you very much ! :thx:

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by kalstrams » 09 Jul 2012, 20:31

Jailbreak is a beast, reminds me childhood games in early school years. With r0kk1ts :twisted:

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by chipstalaizah » 10 Jul 2012, 13:09

How exactly do I choose the #1 and #2 spawn? I only get #1 all the time.
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Nightfall - Jailbreak / Team Survival

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by Akbalder » 10 Jul 2012, 13:19

It's the same as for the Nadeo gametypes. ;)

1. Select the map type "JailbreakArena"
2. Click on the gear which is at the top left of the screen to enter the "edit objectives" mode.
3. Click on a spawn or a goal. A window opens itself to let you choose the type and the number of the item.

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by chipstalaizah » 10 Jul 2012, 13:27

Sweet.

Made this one: JB-Nightfall
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Nightfall - Jailbreak / Team Survival

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by dsi1 » 12 Jul 2012, 04:44

For making maps: should it be totally impossible to escape without outside help, or can we allow our prisoners to put themselves through trials to get out?

(Jailbreak: Source did stuff like this)

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by Akbalder » 12 Jul 2012, 08:40

You can do whatever you want! :roflol:
When you will play your map on a server with other players, you will see if they like it or not. ;)


Just a few things that your should know:
- A player is still considered as in jail as long as he hasn't been through a jail door.
- A player who escaped illegally can eliminate his enemies and open the jail to let his teammates escape legally.
- Free players have a highlighted skin; players in jail and players who escaped illegally don't have a highlighted skin.

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Re: Jailbreak gametype

Post by chipstalaizah » 13 Jul 2012, 18:55

One thing I find really irritating with some of the existing JB maps are the ridiculous spamming capabilities from both sides of the "fence".

It's a cool feature to be able to help i.e. the last guy with the two guarding the release pole, but some maps are just a complete spamfest because of it.

Mapmakers need to consider that when they're making their next one!
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Nightfall - Jailbreak / Team Survival

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