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Vehicles (plus a beta level)
Version: 0.17, by OtherChen (The other one) OtherChen is offline
Developer Last Online: Jan 2020

Category: Version: SRB2 Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average)
Released: 06-27-2015 Last Update: Never Installs: 5
SOCs Scripts Sprites/Graphics Is in Beta Stage

Robotnik dug out his old "Mega-Badnik 2142" blueprints and repurposed them into battle vehicles! They'll spawn naturally on most vanilla SRB2 maps, but you can always type spawnvehicle to give yourself a new ride in co-op mode. Press Custom 1/2/3 to exit a vehicle.


MAX HP: 120

Move/Strafe: drive the tank
Turn/Look: move the turret
Jump: jump and hover
Fire: fire a huge bomb ring (20 dmg) from the main cannon. Powerful enough to stun and spike other vehicles, break Knuckles blocks, and launch the tank backward a bit.
Fire Normal: fire a volley of bounce rings (12 x 3 dmg) from the gunner turret. The rings will disappear shortly after the first bounce.
Spin: hold while firing to make your shots arc instead of flying straight

Break blocks and push other players by running into them
Going underwater will cause damage; entering slime will shut down the tank
Speed Shoes: faster ground and air movement, stronger hover

Use the recoil from the cannon to boost the height of your jump and maneuver in the air.
Hovering off a spring can take you great distances, but leaves you open to attack.

MAX HP: 60

Turn/Look: steer
Jump or Forward: boost
Spin or Backward: brake
Fire Normal or Strafe: look backward
Fire: fire twin automatic rings (2 dmg), or a single stream backward. Fire rate decreases over time.

Crashing into things will cause damage, regenerates partially over time
Limited boost/brake/guns, recharges within 5 seconds
At low health, suicide-bomb by crashing while boosting
Speed Shoes: reduce boost power needed for moves

Use your speed and agility to avoid enemy fire, but watch out for obstacles too -- they can hurt you just as much as bullets.
Braking and shooting lets you aim better, but uses more boost power than normal.

MAX HP: 30

Forward: drive forward
Strafe: drive forward slowly
Back: drive backward slowly
Jump: jump, drift in the air with Move/Strafe
Spin: skid
Spin + Back: brake
Fire: fire a double-barreled scatter gun (8 x 3 dmg)
Fire Normal: do a spin attack that reflects projectiles and deals direct damage (8 x 4 dmg). Double-jumping also works.

Carry a shield to cut incoming damage in half and get bonus effects. The shield will break at half health or from a single powerful shot.
Overheal doesn't decay
Regenerate health quickly while standing still
Speed Shoes: reload the scatter gun faster

Spin right after a jump to gain more height. At high speeds, you can cross huge distances in the air this way.
You can turn sideways while skidding. Skid past an enemy and fire your scatter gun for a surprise attack.

MAX HP: 100

Move/Strafe: drive
Jump: float (hop around on land)
Spin: sink
Fire Normal: switch between rapid-fire Grey rings (2 dmg), arcing bombs (10 dmg), or sticky grenades (15 dmg).
Fire: fire the selected weapon. On land, your weapons are replaced with weak, short-range Grey rings.

Prevents drowning
Can enter lava, but takes steady damage
Can enter and sink into slime
Speed Shoes: move faster

Grey rings are great for open water, bombs work best on shorebound targets, and stickies do heavy damage to anything up close.
If you're stuck on land, try to stay at medium range from enemies and force them to retreat. Abandon ship if someone gets too close -- try to trick them into getting inside!

MAX HP: 60

Move/Strafe: fly around
Jump/Spin: ascend/descend
Fire: fire a burst of Flame rings (7 x 2 dmg) that leave burning trails on the ground. Cannot fire underwater.
Fire Normal: drop bombs (10 dmg) that explode on impact.

Limited fuel, shooting depletes fuel faster
Regenerates fuel on the ground, but cannot attack while refueling
Players can ride on the bottom of the helicopter, preventing it from firing
Cannot fly into the water; will take damage if forced underwater
Speed Shoes: reduce fuel consumption

If you're near the ground, never stop moving. A single shot from a tank or motorcycle could ruin your assault.
Keep track of high points in the map -- those are the safest places to refuel.

AMPHIBIOUS (Hovercraft)
MAX HP: 80

Move/Strafe: move around
Jump: hover higher and fall slower
Spin: become transparent and move more quietly. Unlimited use, but reduces control and prevents shooting/healing.
Fire: fire a small pattern of automatic rings (3 x 2 dmg)
Fire Normal: emit a healing pulse (-20 dmg) to all vehicles in range

Hovers over water, but cannot submerge
Self-heal when shooting or healing others
Speed Shoes: move faster

Accidentally touching lava or death pits will still kill you! You can hover high over them, but don't let go of that Jump button.
Need more firepower? Try overhealing an empty vehicle and using that instead -- just make sure an enemy doesn't steal it first!
In team games, your healing won't affect vehicles driven by the enemy.

MAX HP: 100

Move+Jump: move a fixed distance; hold Jump to damage enemies while landing
Spin: use rings to rapidly restore health
Fire: fire a charged burst of scatter rings (up to 28 x 3 dmg).
Fire Normal: rapid-fire bounce rings (3 dmg). Hold the button longer to increase fire rate.

Can only take one action at a time
Cannot collect items from the ground
Shields refill your health completely to 150%
Overheal doesn't decay, except while moving
No knockback from enemy shots
Speed Shoes: move faster, can move while shooting or healing

Use bounce rings to take control of a room or discourage aircraft from approaching.
In CTF, try to stand a moderate distance from the flag to ambush incoming enemies. Keep stockpiling rings to store health for an emergency.


If your vehicle's health goes below 10, alarms will sound and the vehicle will start losing its last few health points. Get out before it hits zero or you'll die instantly!
Spin-dash into an enemy vehicle to damage it. The slower you're going, the more damage you'll put out.
Rail rings do 10 damage, but very little knockback.
Shield monitors heal the vehicle by 50%, up to 150% (except motorcycles). Entering a vehicle while wearing a shield will have the same effect, removing your shield in exchange for health.
Invulnerability monitors will give the vehicle 75% damage resistance.
Chaos Emeralds can enter vehicles, but Super players cannot.
In Tag, players who are IT will deal 4x damage to enemy vehicles, unless the vehicle is overhealed.
In team-based games, shooting a teammate's vehicle does reduced damage and no knockback.
In CTF, carrying the flag hinders your vehicle's movement and disables most abilities.
Killing a player in a vehicle earns you 100 points. Assisting in a vehicle kill earns 25 points, and healing someone who gets a kill earns 50 points.
The following CTF maps don't feature vehicle spawners (yet):

Twisted Terminal (too small, probably won't happen)
Molten Fissure
Radiant Caverns
Iron Turret
Dual Fortress


howdoidrive <type>: cecho a vehicle's basic controls, the same as when you first enter a vehicle. If you're in a vehicle and <type> is unspecified, that vehicle's controls will be shown.
spawnvehicle <type>: give yourself a vehicle in co-op. Admins can use it in any game mode.
killvehicle: lower your vehicle's health to 5, causing it to self-destruct in 5 seconds. Jump out quickly, or you may as well have typed "suicide"!
vehiclefps: toggle the first-person weapon graphics. Useful if they block the screen or just look ugly.

Admin commands:
placevehiclespawner <type> <infinite?>: create a vehicle spawn point. If <type> is "?" or "random", it will spawn a different vehicle each time. If <infinite> is "I", the spawner will keep spawning vehicles once the old ones are moved away. Only lasts to the end of the map.
removevehiclespawners: remove all vehicle spawn points from the map, including automatically-placed spawners.

destroyvehicletime: how long a vehicle can be left idle before self-destructing (default is 60 seconds).
respawnvehicletime: how long a vehicle spawner will wait before spawning a new vehicle (default is 20 seconds).
vehiclescale: size of vehicles, out of 100. Ranges from 10% to 1000%. (Marks cheats on the server)


Current: v1.0.0 (About damn time)
Added the Vehicle Yard beta map.
Reduced the Tank's health: 150>120.
Reduced the Knight's health: 120>100.
The Knight is now immune to knockback, and its attack will no longer be interrupted when shot at.

Increased the Jet's health regen rate.
Increased the damage the Helicopter takes underwater, to match that of the Jet.
Fixed the Helicopter getting stuck at 1 health when its alarm sounds while unoccupied (probably).
The Knight can now spawn from the random spawner.
Metal Sonic can no longer use vehicles (sorry, I tried).
Restricted random spawners (only land vehicles etc.) have been implemented, but are currently unused.

v0.17 (Standing guard)
Added the Knight turret.
Increased automatic rings' damage from 1 to 2.
The jet's boost power takes 5 seconds to recharge.
The jet's fire rate now scales with its boost power. Firing short bursts with a full gauge is faster, while continuous fire is slower.
Increased the submarine's projectile speed. Also increased the fire rate for rapid Grey rings.

Overhealed vehicles now emit an aura for easier identification.
Fixed tanks constantly playing their landing sound when entered for the first time.
Increased the jet's projectile speed.
Fixed the helicopter not refueling while overhealed.
"Fixed" the Egg Slimer crashing the game in its pinch phase -- it'll just stop if you're in a tank.

(A matter of scale)
Added command "vehiclescale".
Decreased the size of the tank; it's now closer to its old size and can fit through Thunder Citadel's stairs.
Increased the recoil from the tank cannon, offering greater air mobility.
Reduced the damage done by normal rings from 3 to 2, affecting the submarine and helicopter.
Reduced the damage done by automatic rings from 3 to 1, affecting the jet and amphib.
Reduced the jet's fire rate by half.
Added three(!) weapons to the submarine.
Increased the submarine's vertical mobility.
Replaced the helicopter's secondary (again) with impact bombs.
The amphib now steals health when shooting an occupied vehicle.

Slightly reduced the tank's ground speed and hovering power.
The helicopter no longer damages players hanging from the bottom. Instead, shots simply disappear or explode on the heli.
Raised the amphib's natural health regen to match that of the other vehicles.

v0.15 (Spinny things are fun)
All Match maps now have vehicle spawners.
Players can spin into enemy vehicles to damage them.
Increased the effective radius and power of the motorcycle's spin attack.
Shields now grant special abilities to motorcycles: the force shield increases your maximum health, the wind shield improves the spin attack, and the bomb shield adds an explosive shot to the scattergun's pattern.

Added help messages for the first few times you enter a vehicle.
Added command "howdoidrive".
Bosses now target players in vehicles correctly.
Friendly fire does greatly reduced damage and zero knockback.
Fixed the tank getting a speed boost on ice.
Lowered the shot count on the scattergun from 10 to 8.

v0.14 (Gravity!)
Tag mode is now supported.
Vehicles can operate in reverse gravity, except for the amphib.
The tank receives recoil from the main cannon.

Added cvars "destroyvehicletime" and "respawnvehicletime".
Extended the first-person sprites to reduce cutoff.
Lowered the tank's air mobility (by strafing) to nearly zero. You can jump up ledges as normal, but to actually move, you'll need the cannon.
Fixed the jet taking crash damage if you eject at high speed.
The motorcycle can also spin attack by double-jumping.

v0.13 (hay guise wanna CTF)
Vehicles no longer spawn at Chaos Emerald spawners. Be patient -- I'll put spawners in every vanilla map eventually.
Fixed the spring sound spam caused by hitting multiple springs at once. Also fixed an associated crash involving closely-spaced lines of springs.
Vehicles carrying CTF flags have their movement restricted, and cannot use weapons or abilities.
Fixed the CTF flag disappearing inside destroyed vehicles. Players now drop the flag as soon as they die.
Increased the size of the tank, and altered its projectile speeds.
Replaced the motorcycle's red rings with a spin attack.

Invulnerability monitors protect against lava, water damage, and crash damage.
The tank will become immobilized if it touches THZ slime.
Fixed the motorcycle getting stuck at the bottom of THZ slime pools.
The motorcycle's jump height scales with its current speed.
Removed the looking-back restriction on the motorcycle.
The submarine can enter lava, but will take steady damage.

v0.12 (Eye candy edition)
Tossflag has been removed from the exit-vehicle buttons list, so you don't accidentally drop stuff in Match/CTF. Use Custom 1/2/3 to exit a vehicle.
Unoccupied vehicles self-destruct after 60 seconds, unless they're being healed.
Added a more visible marker above empty vehicles.
Added proper splash damage to explosive weapons.
Changed the helicopter's secondary weapon to a shower of fireballs.

Lowered the delay between exiting and entering a vehicle. Jumping from one to another is now easier.
Fixed being able to enter a vehicle while dead or after completing the level.
Added kill notices for destroying players' vehicles, overriding the standard kill notices.
Single-player bots can no longer use vehicles.
Fixed vehicle spawners getting stuck under FOFs.
The jet uses considerably more power to boost, and takes 5 damage when crashing.
Lowered Scatter damage from 4 to 3.
Greatly increased the heli's fuel consumption while attacking.
Fixed amphibs losing their overheal when healing others.

v0.11 (Everything's made up but the points DO matter)
Killing and assisting players in vehicles will earn you points.
Vehicles can now make use of speed shoes, invulnerability, and shields.
Added infinite spawners.
Added vehicle spawners to more maps. Keep checking the list above!
Greeneyes, Rosy, Shadow, Metal Sonic, and Paper Mario can use vehicles. (Issues: Metal makes noise while moving, and Mario can't brake on the motorcycle.)

Added a health bar and maximum health display to the HUD.
Reduced vehicles' natural health regeneration significantly.
You can now eject from the vehicle using the custom buttons.
Eggmobileman and Brak can no longer use vehicles.
Changed the way vehicles refer to their drivers internally. You are now the vehicle's tracer, not its target.
Allowed the tank and cannon shots to break blocks.
Increased the main cannon's fire rate slightly.
Improved handling
Shields now give the bike damage resistance.
Changed the Scatter gun's shot pattern: more pellets in a flatter trajectory, but less total damage

Increased the bike's slow speed ("strafing" and backpedaling)
Lowered maximum health from 40 to 30
Shooting red rings in co-op no longer costs rings.
Your helmet stays on your neck more closely when boarding.
Players can now grab on to the bottom of a flying helicopter.
Increased fuel consumption while attacking.
Healing other vehicles now also heals the amphib.
Replaced brake with suppressor: become silent and transparent, but can't shoot, heal, or move quickly.

The amphib can now attempt to heal more often, but healing multiple vehicles takes longer to recharge.

v0.10 (My First Harley)
Added complete motorcycle sprites; removed command "switchmcyclesprites".
Added vehicle spawners to GFZ1 and Cloud Palace.
Vehicles are more likely to self-destruct when in lava -- no more action-movie jumping through the RVZ falls.
You can look and shoot backward while flying the jet.

Fake vehicle spawners (i.e. emeralds) should no longer crash from map to map.
Allowed random vehicles to be spawned with spawnvehicle random or spawnvehicle ?
Fixed the tank turret and the motorcycle helmet turning blue in shallow water.
Increased the camera distance for the jet.
The jet's stalling behavior now depends on global gravity.
Submarines can now sink slowly in goo water.
Amphibs can heal while shooting.
Amphibs make no noise and don't disturb the water while braking.

v0.9 (Medic! Medic! Medic!)
Added amphibious vehicle and its corresponding vehicle spawner.
Changed the motorcycle's braking and skidding controls. Braking is now done with Spin+Back and skidding is done with Spin.
Fixed vehicles in death pits constantly playing their deathsound and spawning explosions.
Lowered the damage value of normal rings from 5 to 3. This noticeably affects Burning Rings from the helicopter.

Vehicle spawners now wait at least 5 seconds before spawning their first vehicle.
Added visual effects to the jet's boost.
The jet now hovers over the water correctly.
Added visual effects for jets and helicopters hovering above the water.
Increased the tank's upward-angle limit from 45 to 60 degrees.
The helicopter no longer bounces off walls.
Increased the submarine's fire rate, reverting a change made in 0.7.1.

v0.8 (Ear-Rape Central)
Added helicopter.
Added vehicle spawn points, and placed some in Meadow Match.

Added commands "placevehiclespawner" and "removevehiclespawners".
Increased the height of vehicle hitboxes.
Vehicles use default colors during local play, rather than matching the player's color.
The jet now uses the BASH's thruster sound.
Submarines aim up a bit when firing gravity-bound rings.
(Unconfirmed) Fixed suiciding when destroying a vehicle at point-blank.

v0.7.1 (Same-day surgery)
All players can spawn vehicles in co-op. Using spawnvehicle in other game modes requires admin privileges.
Added command "vehiclefps"
The jet can now boost with Jump or Forward and brake with Spin or Back.
Lowered the jet's natural speed further and increased control while braking.
Changed the way the submarine chooses weapons. You can no longer fire bombs from a puddle of water.
Allowed the submarine to fire shots with or without gravity.

Changed the jet's crashing physics.
The jet now stalls less when flying straight up.
Lowered the jet's hover height when near the ground.
Lowered the submarine's fire rate.

v0.7 (Fish Tank Part II)
Reduced view jittering in netgames. Your view should be steady unless you're pushing against the view restrictions (e.g. trying to look down all the way on a tank).
Tanks can drive underwater, but will constantly take damage.
Tanks regenerate by not shooting, rather than by standing still.
Vehicles are now instantly destroyed in death pits, lava, and crushers.

You can now drown in vehicles, except for the submarine.
The jet hovers over the water as well as the ground.
Reduced scatter shots from the motorcycle from 8 to 6.
The motorcycle goes into panic mode at 5 health instead of 10.
The dumb floating helmet now properly changes color with the player.
Grey Rings from the submarine have no gravity.
Bomb Rings from the submarine are slower, so they can hit shore-bound targets more easily.

v0.6 (How do I fly this thiiiiing)
Added first-person weapon graphics.
Added some motorcycle sprites, including a dumb floating helmet.
Increased all vehicles' maximum health.
Weapon knockback now scales based on weapon and vehicle type.
Submarines and motorcycles will spawn naturally in Match.
Damaged, unoccupied vehicles will self-destruct when new vehicles spawn.
Removed keyboard controls from the jet. Will this prevent jittering in netgames? Who knows? Yes; see v0.7

Unoccupied vehicles now display their approximate health.
Patched up analog mode. The player is now forced into non-analog mode while in a vehicle.
Vehicles restrict the player's up/down view. The motorcycle restricts the player's left/right view to prevent Exorcist-style head movement.
Increased damage and reload time for the motorcycle scattergun.
The player can fire normal red rings from the motorcycle.
Submarines now self-destruct in death pits.
Submarines can fire Grey Rings while underwater with Fire Normal.
Lowered submarine ground friction in shallow water, for more efficient hopping.

v0.5 (Fish Tank)
Added submarine
Fixed the jet's chasecam

Added vehicle-specific exiting sounds
The player retains their look direction when exiting a vehicle, and can use their jump ability after exiting too.
Holding Jump no longer makes vehicles jump repeatedly
The tank can fire Bounce Rings with either Spin or Fire Normal.
Bounce Rings reload automatically without having to empty the magazine.
The tank can operate in shallow water.
The jet now has twin guns, increasing fire rate but also overheating faster
The motorcycle's shotgun reloads when not in use.

v0.4 (Hop on Super Sonic's back!)
Added beta motorcycle, will not spawn naturally
Lowered jet speed by about 25%
Added suicide bomb to jet (replaces brake if health is low)
Changed some weapon damage values
Vehicles spawned with "spawnvehicle" now face the player's direction
Ground vehicles will eject and self-destruct in death pits

v0.3 (No MB release)

v0.2 (Free airplanes for everyone!)
Added jet plane
Added admin command "spawnvehicle"

Fixed divide-by-zero error
Lowered grenade damage

v0.1 (Initial release)
Added tank
Added command "killvehicle"

  • Exiting a vehicle puts "Toggled Chasecam" messages in the console.
  • Armageddon shield blasts destroy vehicles in one hit.
  • If a vehicle touches a Jet Jaw, the game will crash. As such, Jet Jaws have been removed entirely from maps.
  • A rare crash has been reported involving switching away from a lava map.
  • The tank turret and motorcycle helmet are occasionally visible in first-person, e.g. when running into a wall.

  • NiGHTS sparkles vanish quickly, to avoid framerate drops caused by spamming bombs. This doesn't affect NiGHTS paralooping.
  • Hide-and-seek is not supported, due to the nature of the game mode.

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Old 06-29-2015   #2
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Even with just a tank, this mod is loads of fun. I can't wait for more content to be added.

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Old 06-30-2015   #3
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I had way too much fun with this... lol. I hope to see future vehicles! :)
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Old 07-02-2015   #4
The other one
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Default Okay kids, hop on Sonic's back!

The jet speed has been lowered a bit for better control, but the camera is still pretty bad. Still not sure how to deal with that.
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Old 07-02-2015   #5
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Originally Posted by OtherChen View Post
The jet speed has been lowered a bit for better control, but the camera is still pretty bad. Still not sure how to deal with that.
Maybe putting the camera a bit more above the player and a bit farther than usual could help? The thing with it is that it's kinda fast too.

Also this mod is awesome! I've yet to try to play online with it to see how it turns out to be, even though I don't really like Ringsslinger. =|
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So is a better boss and stage in the works or is this massive disapointment gonna really be the end of the game?
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Old 07-04-2015   #6
Or call me Revan
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So. This is Srb2 Vechicle Strike 2K15. This mod is really funny. So. Good Job! :3
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Old 07-08-2015   #7
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"Born 2 Sling", MY SIDES.

This has to be one of the best uses of LUA since it was introduced. You got me excited, because vehicles are half the reason Halo games are still fun to me at all. Maybe if I played SRB2 online more often than once every five years, I'd get to see how well this works in a real online match.

Some people were talking about cutting out super forms in Match, so maybe replacing them with vehicles to put the "robo" in Robo Blast would do the trick? *bricked*
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Old 07-08-2015   #8
The other one
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Default Steal ALL the sprites!

Submarines are in, and the jet camera finally works.
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Old 07-08-2015   #9
Hey, that's my pudding!
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I had way too much fun driving and skidding around with the motorcycle even though I wasn't actually playing with any other people... I think that says something about the fun factor! I might try to make sprites for the motorcycle, but anyone that knows me well knows I probably won't finish it--

I'm also curious how you'll end up making those work, considering you won't have any custom sprites for players riding on top of one. I was thinking of possibly having a character clad in a racing suit and helmet appear on the motorcycle to keep it ambiguous; at the very least it'll look less awkward than having a sentient motorcycle with nobody riding it shooting scatters at people!
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Old 07-09-2015   #10
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Originally Posted by Jasper the Fox View Post
possibly having a character clad in a racing suit and helmet appear on the motorcycle to keep it ambiguous
That actually sounds good, like the turret on the tank. You probably won't have any arms though, just a body and head so you can turn 180 degrees without breaking your shoulders.
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Old 07-09-2015   #11
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Me and a bunch of others went and played this just recently while I hosted it. For a good while, it was fun. There were a couple of quirks we met while playing:
  • The jet was awfully difficult to control, even for me, the host. The most common issue was the plane diving into the ground (It really loves doing that.) And as such, it wasn't used for very long before players needed to leave it.
  • We found it possible to sabotage vehicles before they were used by other players. While this is funny (And it was, we had a good fun time screwing each other over) it loses it's luster when almost every vehicle in the map is sabotaged, having low health left. So, if a vehicle has been destroyed to half it's health, it will despawn in a few minutes, just to prevent the map from having completely useless and broken-down vehicles. That brings me to the next point.
  • The grenade ring is obnoxiously strong against the vehicles. As well, throwing a grenade ring six times at a tank, once at a bike, and twice at a plane, all sabotage them with being one grenade shot away from destruction. It's a little too easy to destroy vehicles, especially when Knuckles has a higher sling rate, at least for the grenade ring.
  • We had some thoughts on a hovercraft, which would float along any surface (except pits) Without taking damage. This includes quick sand, lava, water, among some. Someone also suggested a boat, but boats are a subset of a hovercraft anyway.
  • Defined spawn points. This, meaning, a spawn point where you can specify what vehicles will appear there. This prevents tanks from spawning at the bottom of a pond and destroying itself immediately (I saw it happen)
  • I also thought you might want a little inspiration, so here is Carol's Bike to help you.

This mod was really fun, And I'd play it a lot more often if it had some dedicated map(s) to go with it, like you planned. It was even more fun to screw each other over. The risk between hopping in a vehicle for free points with the possibility of dying instantly was worth it, really.
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Old 07-10-2015   #12
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Originally Posted by Blaze The Cat View Post
The jet was awfully difficult to control
I've noticed some weird camera jitters for other players when flying the jet, not sure what to say except "SRB2 netcode." EDIT: solved, see v0.7

sabotage vehicles before they were used by other players
There's now a health bar for unoccupied vehicles, and half-broken vehicles will self-destruct whenever new vehicles spawn. Nothing spawns naturally in Co-op, so you're safe there.

The grenade ring is obnoxiously strong
That's intentional; they're no good for anything else! (I did increase the vehicles' max health, so hopefully that makes grenades less of a game-breaker.

We had some thoughts on a hovercraft
Tanks and motorcycles can run on quicksand just fine. But an actual all-terrain hovercraft is a good idea, and probably easy to make sprites for too.

a spawn point where you can specify what vehicles will appear there
Most likely will have to wait until m_wideopenfieldwithlake.wad is made. In the meantime, I've changed the spawn behavior so that only submarines and motorcycles can spawn underwater.

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Old 07-10-2015   #13
The other one
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People have been complaining on my server about how the jet is so hard to control, even after I fixed the camera and first-person issues. As such, here's a helpful guide to flying the jet:

It's not the BASH; it's not an Eggmobile; it's more like an actual airplane. If you look in a direction, you'll go that direction. If you look straight up, you'll stall. If you're using buttons instead of a mouse, I can't help you.

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Old 07-10-2015   #14
Hey, that's my pudding!
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Admittedly one of the things about the Jet you should learn right away is when to brake and how to use it effectively. Braking is very important in order to steer it away from walls and safely navigate tight passageways, and if you're not sure how to go about it you'll fling yourself into walls until you go boom-

Usually just holding the brake button while making a turn helps you readjust way better than not doing so; tapping the brake button repeatedly is also a good way to slow down without crawling to no speed whatsoever.
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Old 07-10-2015   #15
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Okay, since this HUD stuff is now a thing, I can't seem to use jets in first person at all, it leaves a green screen whenever i enter it in FP view, only in software mode.
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Old 07-11-2015   #16
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I'll also just mention that the cannons in first person are pretty much cut, when you're playing in a wider video resolution, so you might want to make a bigger sprite for that.
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Old 07-12-2015   #17
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I'll get to spriting soon, so I can fix the clipped weapon models and make the motorcycle look less dumb. Software mode is generally bad on my computer, so I don't know how to fix that green screen.

Hopefully the helicopter; the new, slightly-easier-to-control jet; and spawn points make up for it.
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Old 07-12-2015   #18
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i personally don't like how the bike handles. don't get me wrong, it's very well made, but i think that you should be able to go in other directions than just forward, so you can drive in one direction and shoot to one of your sides.
sorry if i said something wrong, i'm not fluent at english.
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Old 07-12-2015   #19
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The reason I made the motorcycle go forward when you strafe was to allow keyboard users (e.g. me!) to go slowly. For a motorcycle, it doesn't make sense to go sideways without turning the handlebars; turning your view "turns the handebars".

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drive in one direction and shoot to one of your sides
You can skid by holding Spin with the throttle down, letting you look in any direction without stopping.

(I might change the button behavior so you can skid without holding the throttle, and press Spin+Back to brake.) EDIT: done! see v0.9

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Old 07-13-2015   #20
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yeah you are right, it would be difficult for us(i use keyboard too) to go slowly without a key to do so. thanks for replying. and by the way, this mod is awesome keep the good work.

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