There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!
The release of 0.4 has been a HUGE success for us, with over 10,000 downloads and counting... Find out all about what's going on with Jailbreak inside.
Posted by Wills on May 10th, 2008
It's out, it's proud and it seems like everyone is lovin' it! We've had plenty of full servers all week, with great events, brilliant players and loads of fun had by all. We thought we'd summarise it here, so read on to find out about Jailbreak: Source 0.4: The first week!
Jailbreak: Source 0.4 seems to have really inspired people to get mapping, and to our amazement, fourteen custom maps are currently nearing completion! So we got our collective butts in gear, and sorted out some Jailbreak Mapping Packs for all the rest of you budding mappers to sink your teeth into. Make sure to visit our website to check out some pictures of the upcoming maps!
Mapping, Textures and Model Packs:
- Texture and Model Mapping Pack (inc. Above files plus all the textures and models from 0.4!)
- Standard Mapping Pack (inc. FGD, Example VMF, Full Guide and w_models)
Events & Tournament:
We've held several fantastic events this week, including two Teamwork Nights and a Developers Night, all of which went down brilliantly, especially the Teamwork Events, which saw everyone working together fluidly as a team, moving as one, healing each other, providing covering fire and mounting daring rescue attempts! We're also going to be starting a tournament soon, so sign up on our forums! Here's a few pictures from the nights.
If you fancy joining us for more Teamwork Nights, then join the Jailbreak Steam Community to get reminders and announcements and to find out when and where!
Server Patch & Lockdown Mode:
We released a small server patch during the week, which has fixed a lot of the stability problems experienced and also added a completely new mode: Lockdown!
- Jailbreak: Source 0.4 - Server Patch (Clients do not need this file)
This mode is designed to stop the exceedingly long rounds caused when both teams swap bases, by shutting down the release buttons after a certain amount of time has passed during a single round. It works really well too! You ONLY need to download this file if you're running a server, ignore it if you just want to play, as the server takes care of the rest!
Finally, be sure to add yourself to our Mod Watch if you haven't already!