Multiplayer Plus - Beta Release 1


Last Updated: 29/08/01
Documentation Version: 1
Version: beta 1

Contents

 

Introduction

Greetings DeusEx Fans, ColdPenguin and TheRenegadeMaster here. MP Plus is a mod that will allow you to choose more players for DeathMatch, now, not only will you have JC, UNATCO, NSF and MJ12, you will now have over 30 new players in total! (umm, no of course there are no hidden secret players) While some mods claim to have more, they commonly have characters without all the animations, which while not noticable in single player (unless your standing in front of a mirror), are very noticable in mulitplayer.

The Following are included in this version (beta1):

Sam Carter
Max Chen
JC Denton (Black)
JC Denton (Hispanic)
JC Denton (Irish)
JCDenton (Albino)
Paul Denton
Stanton Dowd
Harley Filben
Ford Shick
Hardcore
Hong Kong Military
Janitor
Jock
Juan Lebedev
Joseph Manderley
Mechanic
Gordon Quick
Gilbert Renton
Jaime Reyes
Riot Cop
Gary Savage
Eric Slater
Walton Simons
Smuggler
Soldier
Theif
Thug
Tracer Tong
Triad Member

 

Files

MP_Plus.u -- This is the package of the mod, this goes in your /System/ Folder (eg. C:\DeusEx\System\).

MP_Plus.ini -- This is the .ini config file for the mod. this goes in your /System/ Folder (eg. C:\DeusEx\System\).

MP_Plus.html -- What you are reading right now... foo :P

 

Installation

The installation you just run to install MP_Plus did the following changes. I added this section for your information plus incase you want to remove MP_Plus

DeusEx.ini:


[URL]
Protocol=deusex
ProtocolDescription=Deus Ex Protocol
Name=Player
Map=Index.dx
LocalMap=DX.dx
Host=
Portal=
MapExt=dx
SaveExt=dxs
Port=7790
Class=DeusEx.JCDentonMale


Replaced Class=DeusEx.JCDentonMale with Class=MP_Plus.MP_PlusPlayer.

Now look down a bit to see something like this:


[Engine.Engine]
GameRenderDevice=D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice
AudioDevice=Galaxy.GalaxyAudioSubsystem
NetworkDevice=IpDrv.TcpNetDriver
DemoRecordingDevice=Engine.DemoRecDriver
Console=Engine.Console
;Console=TRMRadar.TRMConsole
Language=int
GameEngine=DeusEx.DeusExGameEngine
EditorEngine=Editor.EditorEngine
WindowedRenderDevice=SoftDrv.SoftwareRenderDevice
RenderDevice=GlideDrv.GlideRenderDevice
DefaultGame=DeusEx.DeusExGameInfo
DefaultServerGame=DeusEx.DeathMatchGame
ViewportManager=WinDrv.WindowsClient
Render=Render.Render
Input=Extension.InputExt
Canvas=Engine.Canvas
Root=DeusEx.DeusExRootWindow
CdPath=D:\Games\DeusEx


Replaced DefaultGame=DeusEx.DeusExGameInfo with DefaultGame=MP_Plus.MP_PlusGameInfo.

 

User.ini:


[DefaultPlayer]
Name=TheRenegadeMaster
Class=DeusEx.JCDentonMale
Team=128


Replaced Class=DeusEx.JCDentonMale with Class=MP_Plus.MP_PlusPlayer.

 

That is it, it should run. Enjoy!

REMEMBER: If you want to remove, just reverse what you just did - hope you didnt have probs, if you did, email TRM.

 

Information For Servers

If there is a server that would like to use MP_Plus, that would be great!

If you installed MP_Plus and you are reading this (duh), everything is done, but like I said in the above section, I added this section for your information and incase you want to reverse what the setup did (removing MP_Plus for example).

What the installation did for Server, is add one like to DeusEx.ini:


[DeusEx.DeusExGameEngine]
ServerPackage=MP_Plus
CacheSizeMegs=4
UseSound=True
ServerActors=IpDrv.UdpBeacon
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerQuery
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master0.gamespy.com MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.epicgames.com MasterServerPort=27900
ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerAddress=master.fragaholic.com MasterServerPort=27900


It added ServerPackage=MP_Plus.

That will allow people, that are using MP_Plus to use it on your server. If you do not want the clients (players) to use this mod on the server, just remove this line.

Information For Clients

Here I will tell you more about the client-side, which is the player that is using the mod on a server.

To select your player character, it is the same as normal, in the MP Player Setup. Select the player you want, then enter the server. Make sure you did the installation I told you about in the beginning of the document.

Authors

Not a big team, just two people :) Hehe.

ColdPenguin - ColdPenguin@planetdeusex.com- ICQ: 98939497
Characters, player setup pictures, and *gasp* a little coding ;) Started experimenting with adding new characters last year.

TheRenegadeMaster - therenegademaster@planetdeusex.com - ICQ: 104141407
Mod structure, Gameinfo, installation, Coding, and anything else that CP didnt do ;)

 

 

FAQ

Q: Will you add more players in the future?

A: Yes

Q: Will I be able to turn off MP Plus when the server plays the next map?

A: Sorry, there isnt a way that i know, since you have ServerPackage=MP_Plus in your DeusEx.ini, it will always be on for people to use. We will see what we can do but I doubt it, sorry.

Q: Can I add more players in the mod by myself?

A: You cannot, we didnt add this feature for one reason - Fair Play. If people were allowed to add their own players, cheating will occur. People make invisible players etc etc masked skins and who knows what others can make. If you want to add a player, please email TheRenegadeMaster and ColdPenguin. Thanks.

Q: You gave me an idea - to make MP Players, where can i learn to make them?

A: There are a few good tutorials on how to reskin character, http://www.planetdeusex.com/tack/HowToReskinGenericMeshes.html is pretty good made by Steve Tack. There is also another tutorial by ColdPenguin (CP: ME!) at http://www.planetdeusex.com/deusxed/tutorials/display_tut.asp?id=15.

 

Future Versions

We will add more players...yeah..MORE!

(TRM: ColdPenguin will also be pushed into making higher quality player setup pictures ;)

 

Where To Get This Mod From?

To can download this mod from the following links:

PlanetDeusEx (FilePlanet)

DeusExCenter

Greenskeleton's Public FTP

If you have any mirrors or know any sites that have this files - tell us and we will add it here. Thanks

 

Known Bugs

No MP_Plus bugs have been found yet - but if you do find any in this Beta Release 1 - Please Email Us! Thanks.

 

Credits

There are a few people we would like to thank:

Warren Spector of course. And all the other very skilled people that were on the Deus Ex team.

Also, everyone at irc.StarChat.net #dxediting and irc.GamesNet.net #planetdeus for the hilarious shit thats passed through those channels during the making of this.

Darkstalker: For his nice DTR MP mod which helped TRM in the structure of the classes in coding.

Unreal Technology Page: For the layout of this Document.

DragonCultist for a bit of the template - thanks!

If we have missed anyone, please tell us. Thanks.

Hellos to the Modus Moriendi and DX Soccer teams, Gwog, Despot, AsylumX, DerianX, Weemann, Wazzit, Jered, Damocles, Trystero, Ghandaiah, Slicer, CoMpUdOC, Jaster, eXodus, mouse........ ah hell with it this will go on forever.

Oh, and don't forget when you stop by #dxediting to give AsylumX a fajitah if he's there.

 

Copyright/Permission

This mod was not made and is not supported by Ion Storm and Eidos Interactive.

Authors may use this mod as a base to build additional levels with authors permission

You may distribute this mod, provided you include this file, with no modifications.

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