The goal of this tutorial is to get feedback from users on what we have so far and to find and fix any bugs we have so far.
This build contains all of the following changes from the standard source engine :
- New Materials (High-Resolution Players, Cube Skins, etc.)
- New Models (Puzzlr Cube, Fully Animated Combines, etc.)
- New Maps & Game Modes (Puzzles, Scoreboard, etc.)
- Engine Modifications (New Commands, Modified Physics, etc.)
The new materials include high resolution skins for the rebel male players, 12 or so skins for our Puzzlr cube, and various other textures to be used within the maps.
While there are few new models, the ones that are included are very important. We included the Puzzlr Cube as well as some new models for the Combines. The new models come complete with full animations for gaming.
New Maps & Game Modes
This build of the Beta comes complete with 7 maps (6 of which are considered complete) and 3 game modes. The 3 game modes included are Sandbox (SBX), Puzzle Map (PZL), and Scoreboard (SCR) and each have a fun and unique detail about them. Sandbox is the simplistic game mode, allowing you to have fun and hang out with your friends in a map. The maps contain cubes with various skins and you can have fun killing each other with said cubes. Puzzle Map is the main game mode for Puzzlr, allowing users to participate in fun and unique puzzles that challenge the mind or simply use your time, maps include Half-Life 2 style puzzles, mazes, and some new puzzle styles. Scoreboard is the new time-wasting competitive game mode complete with some new textures. The goal of Scoreboard is to play a competitive game against your friends in an attempt to earn points. The Scoreboard maps include a basketball-esque game and a wallball-esque game. Future builds will include new types of Scoreboard maps for various competitive games.
The modified Puzzlr engine comes complete with changes to make the gameplay more fun and exciting. These changes include new commands as well as physics changes. The new commands have a known bug in that they only operate inside of a game but the commands are "puzzlr", "credits", and "changelog" though more will be added in the future. The physics changes include a different gravity, new acceleration rates, and a movement roll. More changes will be made as time goes on and more are suggested.
There are few known bugs but they are as follows :
- New commands only work in-game, not from the menu.
- Options menus have some issues with rendering things in the corner.
- Noclip is temporarily broken.
If you find a bug that isn't listed here, please report it as soon as possible.