Why make another CTF game type?
you can download a mutator called Flag Effects
. This mutator attaches one of several effects available to each flag it finds in the game, where
"game" may be either Apprehension, CTF 4 or Flag Domination but not UT's Capture the Flag! Hmm... no
Capture the Flag with Flag Effects? Of course you can use the Flag Effects mutator while playing Capture
The Flag but the mutator won't work.
And what does Flag Mutator CTF do?
Flag Mutator CTF provides two game types which support flag mutators like Flag Effects.
CTF for Flag Effects
This is standard Capture The Flag with some small improvements. It supports Flag Effectsand automatic
cannons. (You could use them before, but that caused Accessed Nones in the log file.)
One Flag CTF
In this game type a third flag is placed on the map. The goal is to grab this neutral flag, run into the
enemy base and touch the enemy flag with it.
Is there anything special about these game types?
Yes, there are some differences to regular CTF.
One of them is the speech menu. Mod authors have to fight for the "Take their flag." order when making
a CTF game type, because it only appears when the name of the game type is exactly "Capture the Flag"
(case-sensitive even!), in all other cases (except "Domination") that order is "Assault the base."
(more useful in Assault)
Another far more important feature is the Assist. You get an Assist when the enemy or neutral flag is captured
by one of your teammates and you have participated in the capturing process by either carrying the flag yourself,
returning your team's flag or fragging the enemy flag carrier. However, these actions only count as an Assist
when the enemy/neutral flag is not in its home base. An Assist is worth three points. Captures are worth seven
points like in regular CTF.
Other useful information: What do the bots mean?
Bots talk a bit more in Flag Mutator CTF than in regular CTF. Here is list of what exactly they want to tell
"I need some backup"
The bot has the flag, but has to fight against an enemy and has less than 60 points of health.
In One Flag CTF it also means the bot defends the base but there are too many enemies.
"Somebody get our flag back"
In regular CTF it means the bot has the enemy flag, is in its own base but its own flag is not there.
In One Flag CTF it means there are too many enemies in the bot's base but the bot isn't in that area to
recover the base.
"Base is uncovered!"
Nobody of the bot's team is near the own flag.
In regular CTF enemies are about to enter the bot's base while it is on its way to the enemy base.
In One Flag CTF the enemy team has the flag and is entering the bot's base.
"Enemy flag carrier is here"
The bot is near the enemy flag carrier. (quite obvious)
"I've got the flag"
The bot/player has taken the flag. (obvious, too)
"I've got our flag"
In regular CTF the bot is about to return the own flag.
In One Flag CTF the bot is in the base and no enemy is there. (after "Base is uncovered" or
"Somebody get our flag back")
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