This game (hate to say it,) but it leaves Excessive in the dust, it's faster and the weapons are far more devastating. Introducing, PowerweaponsPro v12. It is designed for regular multiplayer and CTF. My main changes (since taking ownership of Powerweapons v8 years ago,) were, finishing the game and re-balancing all the weapons, as well as adding a turret gun. The weapons, including the rapid burst cluster-rail machinegun, the railgun shotgun, cluster plasma, and conflagration lightning gun, are nothing like what's been seen before. The BFG is a room clearing device, and will take out an entire room full of enemies, you only get one shot each life. You can hold off an army with these weapons of mass destruction. I play tested it till I think that no one weapon used by any one person, can pwn any level. Comments are welcome, there are no Powerweapons servers up at the time of this release, but hopefully there will be soon. Enjoy!
Radical changes to the Q3 AI so the bots grapple, and use all the weapons including the turret gun.
The culmination of about 12 years of work. This was most difficult to achieve. There was no released code that made sense, and no code to go by besides the original q3 tutorials. Expert Q3 has my gratitude, but wasn't usable code... it did serve to motivate me, because I loved the way the bots grappled. It was the final push I needed.
The bots now grapple, but in a balanced way, relative to the other weapons. Although I have noticed an unexpected ferocity when after a player/bot with the flag in CTF.
So in a nutshell, the bots now use all the Pwrweaps weapons, including the turret gun. They will use the grapple as a weapon the majority of the time. There is more to it, but this is the server side release. The rest, a few small. but I think significant, changes to the engine side of the bot AI will be released on sourceforge.net as well as the code for this mod. Where no other mod besides Expert CTF has released bot grappling code, I feel it is necessary to share my work instead of keeping it a secret. I hope others will be able to build on my success.
As a side note, this is somewhat experimental. But it seems to be working as expected.