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Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:00 pm
by Swanky
Probably not the right place, but I'll ask anyhow. Please move the thread if I posted it in a wrong place.

Now for what I am looking for. UT still is a fun game. But there's a few things bugging me.
First, and this is most likely tied to widescreen high resolution usage of UT, the haircross is both really large and I also think slightly misaligned - either that or the guns (namely, the sniper) aren't perfectly aligned.
Second, the player select screen isn't aligned quite right, the camera is aimed too low. Talk about a crotch shot. But it's not too fun not being able to see any faces...
And last but not least, is there a stand alone mutator that allows for picking up the udamage after you killed its previous owner? Not talking about Xpickups here.

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:57 pm
by OjitroC
Swanky wrote:.. is there a stand alone mutator that allows for picking up the udamage after you killed its previous owner? Not talking about Xpickups here.

This isn't exactly what you want but Pinata can be set so that, when the owner is killed, only any powerups held are dropped - I haven't actually tried this setting so I don't know how well it works but it might be worth looking at.

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 pm
by Swanky
Thanks, will have a look at that.
I also found a fix for the crosshairs over at moddb.

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:18 am
by OjitroC
Swanky wrote: Second, the player select screen isn't aligned quite right, the camera is aimed too low. Talk about a crotch shot. But it's not too fun not being able to see any faces...

Try MarginallyEnhancedUT (marginal.u) - on my screen I can see the player's whole body including the face (it also does the same for bot selection as well) - it's available here marginal

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:47 pm
by Swanky
I've seen it and it works well. I believe Wormbo's fixes do the same.
For me, I have the chest view (see body) and face view (see face). I'd prefer it to see everything on the bodyview and then a close up of the face itself, but at least I can see the faces now. Thanks. :)

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:32 pm
by papercoffee
OjitroC wrote:
Swanky wrote:.. is there a stand alone mutator that allows for picking up the udamage after you killed its previous owner? Not talking about Xpickups here.

This isn't exactly what you want but Pinata can be set so that, when the owner is killed, only any powerups held are dropped - I haven't actually tried this setting so I don't know how well it works but it might be worth looking at.

Piñata works very well in that regard. I use it and let the powerups drop and a little health. Not all the weapons that's silly and get the map spawned with too many weapons.

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:23 pm
by Konkurs_101
Why do you bother, just play on a small screen as we all used to do :mrgreen:
/s

To talk seriously, thanks; I've been mostly playing on my 15" laptop so far and haven't had any issue with the sizes of the crosshairs and other elements, and that dinosaur can't really display something that would look decent on bigger screen anyways, but I'm building a much better PC and would sometimes like to use the TV screen for said computer. And when this day comes (if everything goes according to plan, in late February), then yes, I'll need to be able to play UT on a wide screen. I'll give Pinata a try, thanks for the recommendation!

Re: Looking for a few things (modern UT stuff?)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:04 pm
by EvilGrins
OjitroC wrote:
Swanky wrote:.. is there a stand alone mutator that allows for picking up the udamage after you killed its previous owner? Not talking about Xpickups here.

This isn't exactly what you want but Pinata can be set so that, when the owner is killed, only any powerups held are dropped - I haven't actually tried this setting so I don't know how well it works but it might be worth looking at.

Pinata has 3 selection boxes in its setup.
· Drop only weapons
· Drop only power-ups
· Drop everything

Gets interesting when playing NW3, some dropped items have x-pickups.