|Gary L. Simmons
|| rev 07/22/03
World Tour Netpak V1.1
By: Gary L. Simmons
the Battle Cat
The Battles of World War II
Gimmie the map.
|Did someone say "murder, mayhem and
destruction"? No? Then I just did. Pull up a chair and immerse
yourself in a little history and a lot of carnage. These maps reflect,
very extremely extra loosely or totally no way not at all, famous
||World War II. Some history quotes are
from Compton's Encyclopedia (1986 ed.), vol. 25, some of it from
the Internet and some of it is just me blowing it out my hinney.
This NetPak is for Marathon Infinity and uses
the standard shapes file.
|Introducing... *drum roll* the Battle
Cat's split poly technology *cymbal crash*. The "3 texture on
one wall" barrier has been broken! Now you may not only stack
polys up like hot cakes, you can put them on never before possible
places. Over or under doors or entrance ways, on bridges, on walls
not connected to the ceiling, on platforms or doors, even have multiple
textures on walls with normal windows. Look for these "tricks" in
this map pack. Not
||actually tricks, this is the real thing,
a variation of the split poly, only putting multiple split polys
on a single line, up to 9 high on one wall in "Arnhem Bridge".
But many many more are easily possible. For the biggest eyeful of
this technology check out "Nagasaki". This is where I discovered
the technique and sort of went wild with it. An impossible thing
in every room.
EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. This was made for at least 4 players. The hill
the platform and the window,
between the two elevated perches.
|The British 8th Army invaded Italy Sept.
3, 1943. Six days later the American Fifth Army landed at Salerno.
For six days Axis armor attacked but naval gunfire and close air support
helped the invaders to break out of the beachhead Sept. 15. The next
day they joined the 8th Army coming from the south. The capture of
Naples October 1 rounded out this campaign and opened the way for a
||struggle at Cassino. By December the Fifth
Army advance in Italy was stopped at the Gustav line based on Cassino.
Despite bombardment by air and artillery the Nazis clung to their defenses.
On Jan 22, 1944, the VI Corps landed behind the Gustav Line at Anzio
but failed to break the stalemate. The assault troops were the 3rd
Infantry division, rangers, paratroops and a British division.
|Arnhem Bridge -
EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. Split polys on a bridge? Impossible. Lighting
||effects going DOWN a wall? Impossible. 5
polys stacked on a wall? Impossible. Or... maybe not.
|It is September 1944. The Battle of Arnhem
in Holland was a part of Operation Market Garden, which was aimed at
bringing the Allies across the Rhine at Arnhem in a rapid thrust. This
task was given to the British 1st Airborne Division and the Polish
Independent Brigade Group as part of the largest paratroop drop in
history. They expected only
||weak resistance from "Elderly men and
children" at Arnhem. However two equipped German SS-Panzer divisions
were in Arnhem to get some rest and to recover after heavy fighting
in France. There was also another German Division there which consisted
of Luftwaffe-personnel and other soldiers who had lost their units.
Your classic SNAFU.
EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB, CO-OP. Basically this is the "Little Beirut" section
of the "Plutonic Relationships" level of D-Day V1.1 with
some enhancements for net play. This is a very large net map meant
to support 8 players. The hill is in the center of the street. All
starting points are by weapon stashes, run down stairs to gather ammo
for the particular weapons you found upstairs. Try playing this in
teams with a lot of people. Defend your turf or
||go door to door taking the city WWII style.
This is a good map to play team KTMWTB. Tri-teleporters work like this:
teleporter to your right will take you from building to building clockwise,
teleporter to the left will take you from building to building counter
clockwise, center teleporter will take you outside the buildings. Form
your raiding parties, bind your legs and arms and scream while teleporting.
It unnerves your victims.
|The fall of Berlin. The Soviet counteroffensive
launched at Stalingrad slowly threw back the Germans along the entire
front from Leningrad to Sevastopol. During the autumn of 1944 the crushing
Red advance forced the Nazis to withdraw from the Balkans. In January
1945 the Russians pushed across the German frontier.
||On April 21 the Red Army attacked Berlin.
Here the Nazis offered their last bitter resistance, defending the
city with all their dying strength. But on May 2 the Soviet forces
completed the conquest of the burned and battered German capital in
the final decisive action in the European theater.
EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. This is where I discovered the new technology.
I went nuts with it and put something impossible in every room. I rather
overused it but I was so blown away when I first found it. This is
designed for up to 8 players. The hill is in the center of the central
room. Again all guns are found grouped together. Each room has a
||different major weapon in it. The SPNKR
room is a SPNKR arena, shotguns are in a dark room where limited vision
is compensated by the wide dispersal of shot etc. Rumor has it that
while you fight your petty fight the Americans are on their way with
a secret weapon. Be the first one on your block to become a "permanent
|During July 1945, B-29 Superfortresses from
the Marianas flew 1,200 sorties a week against the Japanese homeland.
Other planes from Okinawa and Iwo Jima joined into the aerial assault.
Meanwhile the Third Fleet sailed boldly into the enemy's coastal waters
and hammered targets with its guns and planes. On August 6 an atomic
bomb was dropped
||on Hiroshima, shattering about three fifths
of the city. A second atomic bomb hit Nagasaki three days later, causing
even greater destruction. Russia entered the war August 8 and attacked
the Japanese in Manchuria. On August 10, 1945, the Japanese sued for
peace. The agreed to surrender terms on the 15th. (This date was august
14 in the United States.)
|Ox Snard -
EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. This is the only American city in the NetPak I
PROMISE! No more American cities. Never again! This is it. Not even
one more. You have my solemn word on this. This should play 4-5 people
OK. This needs some directions to operate. All weapons are found with
their ammo in discrete places. Everybody starts down stairs near some
heavy weapon and ammo. The draw to the upstairs is the hill and a power
up. A teleport in the Assault rifle room will take you up to a room
you can quietly teleport into, take the elevator up and you are overlooking
the hill, the small platform under the flickering light thingy. The
teleport in the lava pit
||room will take you up to the power up ledge
overlooking the hill. The western switch will briefly raise the lava
in the lava pit. Good for flushing out people who like to stay in the
dark shotgun room and the teleport platform area. The eastern switch
is weapons only and it operates a crushing platform protecting the
red power up. To get rockets you have to jump into the lava pit. The
rockets are on the platforms, the platforms are tuned to bring you
back up without lava damage if you do it right. Run off one platform
side towards the other platform side. You are caught and come up with
|Fred Billy Bob Swartz and Nellie Jean Jane
Howser had a really big argument here during WWII so it
||gets into the NetPak. Nellie is STILL in
a snit, that is how big it was.
|The Bulge -
EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. Straight forward carnage in a small arena. Bring
||bandaids. Check out the window room. That
ain't possible! The platform there has split polys too!
|On December 16, 1944 the Nazis launched
a furious counterattack in the Ardennes. While overcast skies grounded
Allied planes 24 German divisions drove a bulge 60 miles wide and 45
miles deep into the American lines. Part of this success was won by
a specially trained unit that wore American uniforms and drove captured
American vehicles. The Germans, however, were finally halted by heroic
resistance. The 1st, 2nd, 4th and 9th Infantry divisions held the shoulders
of the bulge at Monschau and Echternach.
||Other brave stands were made at St Vith
by the 7th Armored Division and at Bastogne by the 101st Airborne Division
and Combat Command B of the 10th Armored. On December 26 the 4th Armored
Division relieved encircled Dastogne, ending the crisis. The First
and Third armies eliminated the bulge during January. The Nazis lost
220,000 men and 1,400 tanks and assault guns. Allied Casualties totaled
|Thom's Trailer -
EMFH. Here is another American city map. OK... so I lied. Get
a grip. Clinton does it every day. This city is actually just outside
the city limits of San Antonio Texas. This is a two player novelty
map. The only thing to slow you down are the tornadoes that seem to
plague the trailer park Thom lives in. The crushing death (tornado)
is to put the field on an even footing about once every minute. With
the close proximity, lack of cover and the ability of a player to suck
up most of the ammo
||this is needed for more than just a gag.
How can you have a trailer with out some dogs fighting in the yard?
After firing a shot, look out the window. Make sure you have ALIENS
TURNED ON. I thought this one up when Thom (one of my beta testers)
was complaining about Ox Snard being too big and not enough shotgun
ammo. I thought, "OK butt wipe, I guess you are used to shotgun
fights in your trailer". The rest is history.
|fffnnnnnarrrrrffffffnnnnn... oh sorry. I
just blew a snot bubble. Ummmmmm history history history... errrrrr...
The year is 1943. You are over at your redneck friend Thom's trailer
drinking beer. He is desolate because the health department had his
old cars hauled off and his lawn mowed. (You can see the carnage outside
the window.) You are there to console him and help him drown his sorrows
||Tree Frog Beer. After a couple of cases
of beer he insults your cousin. You ain't about to let no man talk
that way about your wife so you get into a loud argument with him.
This soon escalates into a slug fest and it is not long before you
make use of all those shotguns Thom has laying around his trailer that
he found in his yard after it got mowed.
the World Tour NetPak V1.1
the World Tour NetPak V1.1
| This is a painless 312K
download. Although this is a map designed for network play, Version 1.1
adds the ability to play solo against computer net opponents. Use it just
to have fun, or if you are sinister like me, practice your timing and
distances etc in each level and then steamroller your friends later in
those same levels during net play.
And you think YOUR commute is hell