This is a basic guide on how to set up Oddball.

Setting up Oddball

 

Setting up the Map

  1. By this point you should have the Map set up with
    1. Most of the map’s lay out done
    2. Bases or Places for at least Red and Blue
    3. Spawning Locations for at least Red and Blue
    4. Place that you want to be neutral to the teams
    5. Spawning Locations for Neutral players

Placing Shakespeare’s favorite Prop

First we will place Oddball points.

  1. Go to a neutral location
  2. Hit x to open the object Menu and spawn one of the following
    1. Capture Plate (found in Objectives tab) –Recommended –
      1. i.      Will stay on the Capture plate until picked up
      2. ii.      Will reset after picked up and timer’s limit has been reached
    2. Hill Marker (found in Objectives tab)
      1. i.      May roll or fall when spawned
      2. ii.      May reset even if no one has picked it up, because it moved
    3. Anything else
      1. i.      May have strange effects including not spawning, spawning where cannot be picked up, object may not be able to be picked up, or others.
      2. ii.      May reset even if no one has picked it up, because it moved
      3. iii.      If set as a movable object (gun, vehicle, dice) and it moves to another place and the Skull reset, the Skull will reset where the object is.
  3. Place where you want the skull to be
  4. Have your hill marker selected and hit x to open its properties menu
  5. Go up to the ADVANCED tab
  6. Set Game Specific to TRUE
  7. Change the Gametype Label to “ODDBALL_BALL”
  8. Repeat steps 1 to 8 for each of the drop points you want
    1. Have at least 3 for 3 Ball Oddball

Setting up Oddball Spawning

By this point in the map design you should have Initial Spawns (with team colors of at least Red and Blue) and Respawn Points (all neutral).  This section is for setting up the Respawn Influencers that will be affecting these points.

The easiest way of setting up Team Spawning

We are going to create one respawn zone per team (Red, Blue, Green, and Orange).

  1. Go to the area or base for Red Team
  2. Hit x and open the Object Menu, Then Go to the Spawning Tab and create a Respawn Zone
  3. Place above the center of the base or just in front
  4. Hit x on the Respawn zone
  5. Set Team to Red
  6. Give a Shape
    1. Make sure it covers the Red Base and least some of the Respawn points outside of the base
    2. Usually covering a large area of 1/4 to 1/3 of the map.
  7. Go to the advanced tab
  8. Set Game Specific to “TRUE”
  9. Set Game Type Label to “TEAM_ONLY”
    1. Will affect Assault, CTF, Team Headhunter, Team KoTH, Team Oddball, Team Slayer, Bro-Slayer (if not set up), Stockpile, Territories.
  10. Repeat steps 1 to 9 for at least blue; also Green and Orange if you wish

The easiest way of setting up Free for All Spawning

Just have Initial Spawn where you want and have at least 16 respawn points around the map that have the team set to Neutral.  The game does not need a Respawn Zone over the map for FFA games.  But if you want to limit the spawn units available for spawning in FFA games (for example not using the respawn units on the edge of the map) you can below:

  1. Create a respawn zone and place near the center of the map
  2. Hit x to open the respawn zone properties
  3. Set shape to have the respawn points you want to use inside of the shape
  4. Go to the advanced tab
  5. Set Game type Specific to “TRUE”
  6. Set Game Type Label to “FFA_ONLY”
    1. Will affect FFA Headhunter, FFA KoTH, FFA Oddball, FFA Slayer

Finishing Up Oddball Setup

So far we have place props and set up the spawning for Team and FFA games.  Now it is time to finish up the map.

These steps are usually reserved for Weapons, Vehicles, Armor Abilities, or Toys.

Not Recommended for Setting for Buildings and scenery, as they are usually not game specific will not spawn in some game types.

Team Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you want to be placed in the Team Based games (those that are not Invasion or infection).  This is a very powerful, because items with this label will only spawn in Team Based Games.

  1. Grab the object you wish to spawn in only in team games
  2. Hit x and go to the advanced tab
  3. Set Gametype Specific to “TRUE”
  4. Set Game type Label to “TEAM_ONLY”
  5. Repeat for all of these items

FFA Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you want to be placed in the FFA Based games (those that are not Race and Rally).  This is a very powerful, because items with this label will only spawn in FFA Based Games.

  1. Grab the object you wish to spawn in only in FFA games
  2. Hit x and go to the advanced tab
  3. Set Gametype Specific to “TRUE”
  4. Set Game type Label to “FFA_ONLY”
  5. Repeat for all of these items

Oddball Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you only want to be place in an Oddball game.  This is a very powerful label, because items with this label will only spawn in Oddball.

  1. Grab the object you wish to spawn in only in oddball games
  2. Hit x and go to the advanced tab
  3. Set Gametype Specific to “TRUE”
  4. Set Game type Label to “ODDBALL”
  5. Repeat for all of these items

Symmetry Specific Items

In this step you add ANYTHING that you only want to be place in a Symmetry Specific game.  This is a very powerful setting, because it could give both teams a weapon in symmetric games or on the same map give only one team a weapon in an asymmetric game.

  1. First decide if you want this item to be dependent on team, FFA, or Oddball games or none.
    1. If choose Team, FFA, or Oddball do those steps 1 to 4 first then continue
    2. If not, just continue
  2. Second decide if you want this item to be dependent on Oddball symmetric or asymmetric games (when running Oddball).
    1. If Not
      1. i.      Leave symmetry set to “BOTH”
      2. ii.      Or Set Symmetry to “ASYMMETRIC”
    2. If you want it to not spawn in Oddball (if label is Team or FFA)
      1. i.      Set Symmetry to “SYMMETRIC”

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