I decided to release something at least every 3 months just to stretch those releasing muscles. Even though there is a lot of work still to do. This is not April Fools. This is the Link-Dead Deathmatch Test. It is not meant to be perfect in any way. This is just a preview. I know there are countless bugs and I don't really need to know them from you. So thank you for noticing. What I would like to know is if this is fun or potentially fun, if split-screen works and how it plays, how do you find the bots, what improvements do you want to see in terms of controls, visibility, gameplay (besides the obvious like vehiclze)?
- deathmatch map
- bot players
- split-screen for up to 4 players
- 3 weapons + grenades
- slot-based inventory management
- bot, weapons and game rules mod configs
- 'dust processor' smoke effects
- dynamic and ambient lighting (try setting to pitch dark (0 0 0) in Maps/breakdown.cfg for a neat gamemode to play with friends)
This version does not contain a couple things which were in previous releases since this is just a test of these specific features. For example networking and pixel shaders are disabled by default since they are buggy now.
I recorded a video tutorial entitled "Link-Dead Deathmatch Test Video Tutorial". It contains explanations of basic & advanced controls, aswell as how to mod scripts.
BEFORE PLAYING THE GAME OR WHILE DOWNLOADING I encourage you to watch this video.
Briefly about the new controls:
I - for inventory menu - you get items after death and respawn
E - take out grenade - FIRE (left mouse) throw grenade at mouse cursor. The soldier throws the grenade precisely at the cursor, try it.
F (mount weapon) - enable/disable flashlight/lasersight
Q - change weapon / if you have more than 2 weapons hold, move mouse over weapon in pie menu and release button
If you have video card problems or can't start the game or just want to read additional technical notes on the game read the previous techtest release.
You can play splitscreen without a joystick or controller. Here is how. I would love to see someone pull this off (I managed to do it with a mouse and touchpad).
I would also love to see Youtube uploaded movies of you guys playing in split-screen (up to four players please!)
So try to have fun!
The download: Mm.soldat.pl Deathmatch Test (16mb; Windows only)