Hi everyone, I'm new to rcbot community -already a big fan of the work you have done so far, and donator - and I was wondering if this could be the right place to request waypoints.
A friend of mine recently completed this DOD: S detonation map https://gamebanana.com/maps/205469, and as a server admin, I always add bots in the games, and I noticed that the most popular custom maps have waypoints made by the community, so if anyone could be interested to help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Welcome VSG, I grabbed the map, I'll take a look at it... See if it would be something I could do quickly...
Great, no need to hurry @madmax2 and thanks for your quick reply!
It is probably a fairly simple map design, and although I have started to practice a bit, I'm still too awkward at waypointing.
Yeah, looks like I could do a basic waypoint on this. Will be a few more days before I could start it, i'll post when I do...
I began building this waypoint last night
Cheeseh, is there a RCbot2 waypoint command to mirror or copy half the waypoints on a symmetric map? I would need to "flip" the waypoints on both x & y axis on this map. Omnibot has a mirror command, but not sure if RCbot2 has an equivalent command?
(I'm still working on beachlanding, too)
Cool! If you ever need temporary space on my VPS for some game, just send me a PM @madmax2. As I'm not a developer, there is not much else I can do in that regard to help. However, I know some Source mappers...
I wish there was something like a community for helping with those CoD2 meatbots!
[EDIT] dod_priority1 map fixes the problems in this post, get the new map version from the link at the top of this topic...
Bad news, there is a spawn problem with this map, axis bots sometimes re-spawn in the allies spawn area! Wish I had caught that earlier ... Perhaps you could ask your friend to check the allied spawn area, maybe both spawn areas to be safe. Though I haven't seen the allies re-spawn in the axis spawn area so far...
I'm releasing the waypoint as is, so you can test for the problem. I was going to do a bit more to it, but I'm stopping until the spawn issue is fixed. The rcw has mg/sniper positions and cover_reload waypoints, but no defend waypoints, yet. The rcw probably could use defend wpts for better defense of the bomb targets. Since the only TNT/bombs are in the center of the map, bots will rush to the center of the map first.
The spawn problem happens fairly regular, so you will likely see it in the first game. I've been testing with 16 bots. I looked at the map spawn points, and it looked like there were enough. I did see axis bots re-spawn inside the allies spawn area, more than once, on two different PC's now. I think they spawn right at the bottom of this ramp:
They get trapped behind the invisible blocker and can't reenter the "map":
[EDIT] Removed old obsolete rcw, if you downloaded this to play dod_priority1 map, get the fixed rcw below...
kudos @madmax, it looks like it took you a lot of work, I really appreciate it.
I already notified the map maker and he is actually working to release an updated version to fix the bugs, he will show up whenever he can.
Hi, I am the map maker. Thank you madmax2 for finding and discussing the bug in the map. I made the fix for the spawnpoints for the new version but I cant publish the updated version yet because I have to fix a other bug with the objectives. I have been busy this week but I am trying to fix everything when I have time.
Glad to hear you fixed the spawn bug and will be releasing an updated version when you can. No hurry, I'm working on beachlanding atm. I'll tweak the waypoints when it's released. Oh, and welcome to the RCbot forums, it's always nice to hear from map developers.
Good news! I have solved the bug related to the objectives and published a new version of the map. the file name is now dod_priority1. I am sorry for you madmax2 that you did work on the Waypoints and now that version of the map is obsolete. I would probably not noticed the wrong spawn points in the wrong place if you did not found it while making the waypoints. Now the bugs are solved!
Cool , I should be able to import the current rcw to the new map, so long as the map has the same origin in 3d space. (I'm not a mapper, but I think that's correct?)
I've fixed the waypoint for dod_priority1, it should be playable ... It wasn't a straight import and play it, but it sorta worked. All the capture area#'s changed, plus 2 new bomb cap points at the AAA guns. This presents a problem for the bots, because they will only select 1 capture waypoint per area to use. That is mostly resolved now, see readme for more details. My focus was to fix the capture areas with this release.
To be done: refine some capture areas a bit more, add defend wpts, changing bombs area# to area4 or 5 doesn't seem to work correctly, not sure why?
Wanted to post this & remove the old obsolete waypoint...
dod_priority1_wip2_rcw.zip ( 6.79k ) Number of downloads: 139
Awesome @madmax2, I have been testing the map with your waypoints loaded, and as they are also quite ready to be released on the wild with our public server, so be it!
btw, your authorship and cheeseh authorship is featured on the majority of the maps we have in rotation, that's a good branding
Cool, a good selection of maps in the rotation