Question: Round times in CTF

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by ZargonX, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. ZargonX

    ZargonX L3: Member

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    Someone requested I put a round timer in a CTF map I was working on, and it occurred to me that I wasn't quite sure how long to set it for. What do people feel is a good length to let a CTF match last before kicking it to sudden death?
     
  2. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Depends on the size of the map really. I'd say anywhere from 10-25 minuetes.
     
  3. Crimson

    Crimson L3: Member

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    Is it possible to have a setup timer without a round timer? Currently I have my setup timer, but the round timer is there too.
     
  4. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    2fort has no round timer. Is there a specific reason why someone thinks your map should be different?
     
  5. ZargonX

    ZargonX L3: Member

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    Well, I'm not sure why they want the timer exactly, and I personally don't feel CTF should have an arbitrary limit. So, at the moment I'm rather torn as to whether to add one, so I thought I'd seek some advice from others!
     
  6. Logo

    Logo L3: Member

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    The complaint is probably that your CTF map is not adhering to the server time limits (which in the event of a stalemated CTF round would cause the map to never go into SD or rotate).

    See: http://tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=149 You want to be setting setstalemateontimelimit.
     
  7. ZargonX

    ZargonX L3: Member

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    That's excellent, Logo! Thanks!
     
  8. Crimson

    Crimson L3: Member

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    Any ideas on how to get a setup time without a round timer?
     
  9. jakeparlay

    jakeparlay L2: Junior Member

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    you could try an output to disable the timer after the round setup time is complete
     
  10. Logo

    Logo L3: Member

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    It'd still display on the UI though. You could always have a logic_auto that delay triggers the doors to open and play the 60 seconds... 30 seconds... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 sounds to fake it though. Players might not get what's going on though.
     
  11. sniprpenguin

    sniprpenguin L6: Sharp Member

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    Here ya go.

    There are automatic fields for setup time and regular time.
     
  12. Vilepickle

    Vilepickle L7: Fancy Member

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    This is thread necro, and you use setstalemateontimelimit for ctf maps anyway and it adheres to the server's timelimit.