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News Archive for August 2002


"CaPoNe's Resources Updated"
  posted August 31 - 11:48PM EDT by Mr.Damage
CaPoNe has added a heap more Kingpin files to the download section over at CaPoNe's Resources. There is a growing Kingpin Downloads Section there so go check out the site and while you are there have a look at the Top10 Downloads to see what files are the most popular.

"More Maps Added"
  posted August 31 - 9:54PM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have added some more maps to the KP4Ever archive. The maps are Sinner-2, OMG, and Reboot.

Sinner-2 is a Hitmen map made by Skunk & Friends. It's a small/medium sized map with a demonic theme. The textures used give it a nice look too. It's a Hitmen map so there are no weapons, armour or health i nthe map. You can grab this one from here.

OMG is a very small 2 room map made by {420}Mayhem. The main room has a heap of weapons including several Rocket Launchers which will allow you to rocket jump to the secret room above. The secret room contains heaps of Health, Armour, Grenade Launchers and more grenades that you can poke a stick at :)
You can download this map from here.

Reboot is a Quake2 conversion also made by {420}Mayhem. This is a conversion of the Jackboot map but Mayhem has totally retextured it. You can add this one to your collection by clicking here.

Sinner-2



OMG



Reboot


"Death Match Guides"
  posted August 31 - 8:26PM EDT by Mr.Damage
If you are new to Kingpin or just feel like doing a bit of revision you should check out our hosted site called Thugs Theories on Good Fragging...A Guide To Kingpin. This site is dedicated to helping you improve your multiplayer Kingpin skills. It covers Weapons, Items, Movement & Tactics. We host this site so you can visit by just clicking on Thugs Theories under Hosted Sites.

Now while searching around the old Kingpin sites looking for some particular maps I also found 2 DM Guides at The WareHouse site. These cover Basic Tactics (movement, navigation, gunfights, weapon info) and Advanced Tactics (camping, strategy, weapon usage, server lagg, real mode). Here are direct links to both guides:-

Basic Tactics
Advanced Tactics

"Should CHEATERS be EXPOSED?"
  posted August 31 - 6:35PM EDT by NeWFnlou
It's the "mother" of all topics ain't it? CHEATING has been around since the dawn of mankind. CHEATING in ONLINE GAMES has occured since the creation of the internet. Other communities have the support of their game's "Creators" or from "punkbuster" type companies. We, on the other hand, have BW-ADMIN and the MONKEY MOD as our "prevention". No matter what you or some other programmer do, however, there will ALWAYS be those who attempt to "cheat" their way to victory in the servers. (BTW - I'm talking about multiplayer cheating and not single player cheats). As some of you may already know, those of us who run servers maintain the ability to "log" the "usernames" and "IP numbers" of those who join. Furthermore, some of us Server Admins keep a "file" of those who are automatically booted from the servers for CHEATING. Therefore, the question is presented - SHOULD CHEATERS BE EXPOSED TO THE COMMUNITY? There is a "POLL" I have started which you should respond to. Perhaps we can help "curb" the abuse and make the servers a bit more hospitable for those of us who want to play fairly. Please go take a look HERE and make your opinions known.

"Map Reviewers Wanted"
  posted August 30 - 10:53AM EDT by DirtyDog
Pencho has been kind enough to provide us all with some reviews of the latest maps you all have submitted however he is only one person and we would like to bring some more reviewers onboard. Ultimately we will be adding a Map Review Page where these reviews will be posted along with screenshots. What is entailed as far as a map review goes? Here's a rough outline:
The idea behind this is to give it a review using a "hit-list" so to speak by rating all the various areas that a map is comprised of (concept; theme; lighting; layout; gameplay; use of textures; brushwork; r_speeds etc.). To then of course to give it an over all rating. The ideal candidates for this (figure around 2-3 additional reviewers) should be experienced mappers with an understanding that this is a REVIEW based on specific points. It should be honest but more importantly encouraging to the mapper to do better. Statements such as "I don't like it" or "It's not very good" MUST have a reason to support this AND a suggestion for change. Unsupported statements like these ultimately discourage mappers unless there is some kind of direction to point them in. If anyone is interested in this please send an email to news@kingpinforever.com by clicking the submit news on the top right of the screen in the nav bar or list your name and email in this thread over at our forum by clicking here: Map Reviewers Wanted

"New Sounds "
  posted August 29 - 8:45PM EDT by DirtyDog
Cujo has submitted some new sounds called Global Warfare. It's a fairly big file (13+mb) but it contains excellent samples from thunder, to vocal, music, weapons and more. These sounds are great to add in maps so download it from here: Global Warfare

"Labyrinth Servers Update"
  posted August 29 - 8:31PM EDT by DirtyDog
This is a post from Extrovert I found in the KPF forums:

QUOTE: Sorry guys but the Labyrinth & Mr Damage Servers will be down for a short time, looks like at the most a bit over a week, currently we are redoing the Nt box which needed some major funding and up grades, the new addition is an 80 gig HDD and a few new bits and pieces of Software will allow the server to breathe some what easier and looking pretty good for our new kp server hopefuilly going up in 4 to 5 weeks, the AuStaR Kingpin 4EveR servers here in Australia, just a few more mods can go onto this server. All the best fellow Fraggers and lets keep the game play off the streets

"So just exactly HOW ugly are you?"
  posted August 28 - 5:31PM EDT by NeWFnlou
HEHEHE ...Ok, so maybe YOU don't think you are ugly, but you MUST be goofy, or stupid looking or.....Well the point is that Garcia[FnR] has posted a thread over on our FORUMS requesting some "real life photos" of Kingpin Players for an upcoming website he is building. The catch is, however, that he doesn't want any posed or studio portraits. This isn't dating service ya know LOL! They must be funny, strange, or in my personal case - "horrible". Anyway, head on over to THIS THREAD for more details and let's get this ugly, goofy, or "horrible" thing started. :)

"Team Hitmen League"
  posted August 28 - 10:59AM EDT by DirtyDog
Idiot has submitted some news:

QUOTE

Hi Idiot here just to let you know that we are going to be having a team hitmen league we are currently tweaking rules and maps this will be held on atrophy's servers in uk i hope to have it up in a month or so, we are taking sign ups from interested clans/groups it will be run under bw-admin it will be a 4v4 team deathmatch any one interested should go to the Atrophy Forum

"Wanna see your new map on a server?"
  posted August 27 - 8:44PM EDT by NeWFnlou
As many of you may already know, I currently host the ONLY KP2 MOD server on the planet. Hopefully that will soon change, but in the meantime, if you have created a brand new ".bsp" and would appreciate seeing it PLAYED and ENJOYED on a SERVER, then perhaps you might consider "tweaking it" for the additional features the KP2 MOD allows. Whoop_ass has graciously uploaded a tutorial for any and all mappers who are so inclined. Please head on over to the KP2 MOD site for more information regarding the possibilities and then take a look at the KP2 MOD Mapping Tutorial page Whoop has available.

"New DM Map by Garcia[FnR]"
  posted August 27 - 7:55PM EDT by DirtyDog
Garcia[FnR] has just released a new DM map entitled: Team FnR Arena The theme is the FnR crew which stands for Fraggin Rockers and each crew member's screenname is modeled after a famous band or singer. Team Fnr Arena is a medium sized spacious map with pictures of the musical celebrities that it's crew members are named after.

QUOTE: Arena style maps with mostly KP textures except for the billboards. 27 spawn points so it's good enough for most mods. I think it's my best work to date except for a few high r_speed areas. Runs smooth on most machines though.

It's a cool map with plenty of weapons for a nice fragfest, download it from here: Team FnR Arena




"KIT Map Demos"
  posted August 26 - 7:04PM EDT by Mr.Damage
If you want to download some demos of the Kit Plus map then head on over to Mantis's Maps. Mantis has three demos there for download. None of his map links work at the moment but we have most of his maps at KingpinForever in the Custom Maps Download Section.


"New Dm Map"
  posted August 26 - 3:25AM EDT by DirtyDog
I've just released a DM map entitled WreCKerZ AreNa It's a small map I made to take a break from the urban map I've been working on and I used those JackBoot textures which I really like, they strike me as a true cross between Kingpin and Quake. Although there is an area where the rspeeds reach about 780 the map seems to run fine. Jackboot also has several custom sound which I used so make sure to download the map and get the sounds :) Grab it from here: WreCKerZ AreNa


"Hitmen2 Mod Update"
  posted August 26 - 1:23AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Hexed A.D. has released Hitmen2 v1.0b client files. These have minor fixes and tweaks. You can grab them from Kingpinforever or from his website here.

Btw, You can post your feedback, suggestions etc about the Hitmen2 mod in this forum post here.
If you want to help out with the mod in any way, even being a beta tester, you can contact Hexed via email here or via ICQ - 82685820

"COLORS Mod Update"
  posted August 26 - 12:37AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Mayhem has created some excellent blueprints for his COLORS CTF maps. These are great diagrams that detail the layout of the map, where the team bases are, and all the weapons and items etc. By looking at these you can really get to know his maps and it is especially good for a large map like CTF_Urban. To see some shots and grab the zip file head on over to the COLORS CTF Webpage.

"Pic Of The Day"
  posted August 26 - 12:34AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Well you probably noticed over there on the right hand side of the page we now have a Pic Of The Day (POTD). So if you have a funny and/or interesting Kingpin pic you want to send in then please do. You can send them to us here.

"Legacy maps uploaded"
  posted August 25 - 10:31PM EDT by Truzenzuzex[BC]
In between working on the backend changes to this web site, I finally got around to cleaning up my own custom maps listings. Quite a few of them were not located at Kingpin Forever, so they have been uploaded.

Click on the links below to see their screenshots, map information, and download links. The missing ones are at the top, with all the other maps I have been involved in listed last:
  1. BC_Bazooka3
  2. BC_Bloodyclouds_Junior
  3. BCbeta16
  4. BC_dm_muggs2
  5. dmtnt_meets_bc_finalBETA
  6. KP-ef-noon
  7. Turbo's Haunted Church-beta3
  8. Train for Truz - version 2
  9. [BC]'s EvilDeath 2000 (revision 2)
  10. [BC]'s Evil Town - revision 3
  11. [BC]'s Flashlight Madness
  12. Headshot Extra
  13. [BC]'s Hit The Bricks
  14. [BC]'s KP Frenzy version 2
  15. [BC]'s Quad Towers
  16. [BC]'s Sky Disco (version 2)
  17. [BC]'s Smash Pit Island
  18. [BC]'s Snow Junior
  19. [BC]'s Team-DM Nipples - rev 2
  20. [BC]'s Tri-Armagon (version 3)
Some of these are oldies, but goodies... or have been forgotten. Load'em up and give them a try out!

"CaPoNe's Resources Site updated"
  posted August 24 - 11:18PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Capone has sent along word that he has updated his site:
I have added a few extra features to http://www.gaming-resources.co.uk again. I recently deleted the database with all the downloads in by accidant and I am starting to rebuild up the database again.
He has started adding Kingpin files to the download section again and he also hosts a Kingpin community forum which he would like people to sign up for.

Why not spend a few minutes checking out his site CaPoNe's Resources.

"Kingpin City Map Released"
  posted August 23 - 3:51AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Yay, I finally got it finished. The Kingpin City map I posted about a few days ago is finally released. I did some beta testing last night, picked up one small error, fixed it, and have now uploaded the map to KP4Ever.

Kingpin City is a conversion of an Action Quake2 map made by The Riddler. Its a cityscape style map and I have made it dark and dirty to fit the Kingpin style and feel. The map has 16 spawn points and will be good for 4 - 16 players. I want to thank Hypov8 for helping with the lighting and pushing me to make the best map possible. The action takes place in the streets and on the rooftops. The r_speeds in the streets are good but on the rooftops they reach just over 1000 in a couple of places (due to the openess of the map). I think this is one of the best maps I have worked on so far and I hope you enjoy it =)

If I have tweaked your interest then you can go and download the map from here or here.

Kingpin City


"Kingpin On The Quake2Max Engine"
  posted August 23 - 3:35AM EDT by Mr.Damage
If you want to keep up to date with the Kingpin that is being remade on the Quake2Max engine then head on over to the Planet Kingpin 2 website. Among other interesting news is that it looks like a demo will be released shortly.

"Who Wants A Hitmen League?"
  posted August 23 - 3:29AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Idiot is looking towards getting a league organised for the Hitmen mod which maybe a 4 v 4 league. He has already had some offers of help and some positive feedback. If you would like to help out or would just like to be involved then you can post in this forum topic here.

"Team Raid Map Updated"
  posted August 23 - 3:05AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Dread has updated his Team Raid and CTF Raid maps to Beta2. He has made the following changes:-

Moved shelf items out a little bit so they're easier to pick up.
Bridge is now symmetrical.
Bridge is now a little bit wider.

You can grab the ypdated maps here - Team Raid Beta2 CTF Raid Beta2

"New Map By -=Mad-Dog=-"
  posted August 23 - 2:52AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I spent a few hours playing with -=Mad-Dog=- in the Detropolis server yesterday. I mentioned to him that he sould make a smaller version of his HMG Alley map. Well a few hours later an email arrivd with a new, smaller version of the map :)
It's the part with the trainyard and large freight elevator. Only took me 2 hours. It's got 16 spawns, guns n' armor up the wa-zoo, should be loads of fun!

I have added this map to the rotation on the Detropolis server (216.234.116.11:31510) so go grab it from here then go jump in the Detropolis server and give it a whirl.


"Archived Bagman Map"
  posted August 23 - 1:52AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Dread has sent in an Bagman map we didn't have in our archive. It is a map by Badmonk (aka ALMost) called Team Badmonk Final2. It is a large Bagman map which was his first foray into Bagman mapping. It is similar in style to the Badmonk DM maps so if you are familiar with those you will know what to expect. Basically it is in the classic Kingpin urban style and it looks like a well made map. You can grab it from here.


"More KIT Maps"
  posted August 22 - 3:59AM EDT by Mr.Damage
AB:Fredz sent along some more KIT maps which I have uploaded:-

Bundy Hop (bundyhopkit.zip) by AB:Fredz
KIT To The Bone (kitknox1.zip) by AB:Mr.Knoxville
Team KITBud (team_kitbud.zip) by [BEER]BudIce
KITBudPro (kitbudproa.zip) by [BEER]BudIce

You can grab them from here.

Just be aware that KITBudPro is missing three sound files:-
main\sound\kitbud\indi.wav
main\sound\kitbud\lavarun.wav
main\sound\kitbud\mainroom.wav

If anyone has these sound files can you please email hem to me so I can add them to the zipfile. Thanks.

"-=Mad-Dog=- Maps On Detropolis"
  posted August 21 - 8:34AM EDT by Mr.Damage
For the next few days the Detropolis Gangbang server will be running all of the maps made by -=Mad-Dog=-. He has made several DM maps for Kingpin but seems to be one of our lesser known KP mappers. So hopefully by running all his maps on Detropolis he will get some good exposure for his maps. The maps in rotation are:-

Aero2
B-Side
Bodycount Arena
Corrosion
Crater
Dayafter
Grist Mill
HMG Alley
Refuge

There are small, medium and large maps, some arena style maps and none have custom skies or sounds so you download them from the server you wont miss out on anything. We do have most of them in our Custom Maps download section here.

Details of the Detropolis server are:-

Detropolis Gangbang -=Mad-Dog=- Maps 216.234.116.11:31510

"Screenshots Of My Upcoming Map"
  posted August 20 - 11:53PM EDT by Mr.Damage
I am currently working on two DM maps, both conversions from other games. Once I sort out a few minor things I will be releasing them. One of them is called Kingpin City and is a conversion of an AQ2 map originally made by The Riddler. I contacted him for permission and he was more than happy to have it converted to Kingpin. One of the reasons I liked it is because he had used Kingpin textures converted to Quake2 :)

The map is a medium sized cityscape map with the action taking place both in the streets and on the roofs (in classic AQ2 style). This is a map for DM but should be perfect for the StreetWars mod when it is released. I have done a lot of work on the lighting, resizing the map to fit Kingpin's scale, retexturing and redesigning some of the buildings, adding KP weapons and items and heaps of other miscellaneous changes. It will also contain another custom Cypress Hill wav file. Hopefully it will be ready for release soon :)

Kingpin City


"Three New Maps By Dread"
  posted August 20 - 11:22PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Dread has delivered to us three brand spanking new maps for your fragging pleasure :)
Two are for Bagman/Curse/Taunt and the other one is for that great little mod called COLORS CTF.

The two Bagman maps are the final version of his Team Dejavu map and a new one called Team Raid Beta1

Team Dejavu is a smallish Baggy map with a central towers look and feel. It is an update of Team Dejavu Beta1 and has the following changes:-

Reduced VIS time by 5 minutes by making more brushes detail.
Fixed a small HOM bug.
Added 2 flags to central area to make it easier to identify bases.
Removed tommygun and shotgun from cash drop.
Removed 2 small health packs from cash drop.
Change cash drop appearance slightly.
Added some more hint brushes to slightly reduce r_speeds.
A few minor texture realignments.

You can grab this one from here.

Team Raid Beta1 is a smallish industrial style map with 20 spawn points. Dread says he got the idea for the bases from the TFC map push.
You can download this baby from here.

The COLORS CTF map is a version of his Team Raid map and is called CTF Raid Beta1. This map is a welcome addition to the slowly increasing number of maps being made for the COLORS CTF Mod. Grab it from here.

Team Dejavu



Team Raid Beta1



CTF Raid Beta1



Update 230802 Dread has updated the Team Raid and CTF Raid maps to beta2. The links above have been updated to point to the new versions.

"KIT Maps Uploaded"
  posted August 20 - 10:17PM EDT by Mr.Damage
With the help of TiCaL I have located a number of the KIT (Kingpin Intensive Training) maps and have uploaded them to our Custom Maps Downloads Section. For anyone who is not familiar with these maps, they are like obstacle courses that you must get through to complete the map. There are many tough areas to manoeuvre and they are designed to help improve apsects of your game. The maps are:-

E-KIT by CR*Eraser
KITBUD3B by [BEER]BudIce
KITBUD4Final by [BEER]BudIce
KITDM1 by Mantis
KITDM2 by Mantis
KITPlus by Mantis
KPPracBeta by AB:Fredz

You can grab these maps from here.


"Screenshots of upcoming DM map"
  posted August 20 - 10:33AM EDT by DirtyDog
I've posted a few screenshots of an upcoming DM map I'm working on called NightMareZ. It's only about 50% done and I'm taking my time with this as I'm shooting for a map that doesn't have any areas with more than 500 r_speeds by being very careful with the layout. Although my last few maps had fairly good r_speeds in general, there were still certain areas here and there where they exceeded 900 :( Hopefully the layout on this one will keep them down to 500 or below (we'll see lol)

NightMareZ

"PostCards From Pencho"
  posted August 20 - 1:45AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Our good friend Pencho is running a little quiz with a nice little prize:-

Here's a quiz with a prize.

Answer the question: What is the name of the player character in Kingpin?

Winner wins a postcard from the sea!!!

It's very simple!!!

I'll send the winner an e-mail and he will have to give his address to get the card:))

If you know the answer you can contact Pencho here

"New DM map by WhoOP_AsS"
  posted August 20 - 12:58AM EDT by DirtyDog
WhoOP_AsS has just released a beta version of the long anticipated sequel to LegoLand entitled LegoLand 2. Whoop's original map LegoLand was a big hit in all the DM servers out there and you can expect the same excellent playability and colorful textures from Legoland 2. This map is not only an original by WhoopAss but he also created the textures for it as well. The map also contains an added touch of a custom LEGO sky created by Lasty. The map is packed with weapons and spawns suitable for all DM mods including KP2. Download from here: LegoLand 2


"Screenshots of KnocKDowN's BM map"
  posted August 20 - 12:38AM EDT by DirtyDog
KnocKDoWn has just sent in some screenshots of his upcoming BM map entitled Team Crash 2 It looks like an urban style map set in a subway and looks really nice, I look forward to it's release.

Quote:well while im sending you guys the final version of my team_kdarena i thought id pop along sum screens of team_crash2. Its early days yet and im taking my time with this 1 but you should expect it on d servers in upcomin weeks :) Knockdown out :P

Team Crash 2

"Archived DM map"
  posted August 20 - 12:09AM EDT by DirtyDog
Looks like another older but excellent map was found but not listed in our archives. This map is called BongWater. This is an old Quake II map called raydm2 converted to KP by
{420}MayHeM and is a blast to frag on. As an added twist it turns out that this map uses several custom sounds that between Mr. Damage and myself we searched around and found. I recommend anyone who already has this map to download it from here: BongWater and grab all the custom sounds that come with it.


"Hitmen 2 Mod"
  posted August 19 - 11:41PM EDT by DirtyDog
HeXeD[A.D.] has released a new mod entitled Hitmen 2. He used the weapons in CRASH along with some coding from SnaP to create this. It's HooK enabled Hitmen with the really cool guns from CRASH.

[-----------------------------------------------]
Hitmen2 v1.0a Weapons:
[-----------------------------------------------]
Chrome Bat
Desert Eagle - Pistol
Msg90 - Sniper Rifle with functional scope
M4a1 - Machinegun Type
Mp5 - Machinegun Type
Hand Grenade
C4 Explosive - When armed 20 delay
Chrome Hitmen Style Grappling Hook
[------------------------------------------------]


Anyone who likes hitmen will enjoy this mod with the added kick the weapons give it. In order to see and hear the custom sounds and weapons you must download the client side files, get them here: Hitmen 2 client side files and jump into [A.D.]'s Hitmen 2 server:
198.73.213.6:31514

Hitmen 2

"Atrophy Update"
  posted August 19 - 1:18AM EDT by Mr.Damage
If you check out the Atrophy Website you will see they have a nice new forum. If you have any questions or feedback about any of their many KP mods this is the place to post.
It also looks like they will be shortly releasing an update for Hitemn and Team Hitmen with some minor bug fixes.


"Vote For COLORS CTF"
  posted August 19 - 1:14AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have added the COLORS CTF Webpage to the ModDatabase top sites list. Please come visit the COLORS webby and click on the voting button. While you are there you can check out the screens of all the upcoming maps and maybe post in the forum :)

"Blue Yonder 2v2 Real Mode DM League"
  posted August 19 - 1:09AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Tornado has let me know that he is also running a Blue Yonder league. His is a 2v2 Real Mode DM League. Friendly fire is on and bunnyhoping is off in this league. He is still looking for more teams to enter. Three players sign up for each team and any two of the three players can play. To check it out and sign up your team go visit the webpage here.

"Blue Yonder 6v6 Real Mode DM League"
  posted August 17 - 9:43AM EDT by Mr.Damage
{GA}Cleopatra$ has started up a 6v6 Real Mode DM League. The league will be running on a Blue Yonder server in the UK. The league will be using 6 custom maps which you can read about, plus get all the other details, and sign your team up by visiting the league webpage here.

"New SoundPack For Mappers "
  posted August 17 - 2:17AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Cujo has sent along a new sound pack called nightsounds. It contains over 2.3mg of sounds including insect, bird & jungle sounds, instruments, clocks, screams, wind & storm sounds etc, etc.
So if you mapeprs want some additional sounds to add to your maps download the pack from here.

"SSF Arena DM Map Released"
  posted August 17 - 2:07AM EDT by Mr.Damage
SSF Heineken has released his SSF Arena DM map. This is a good looking map and it has 16 spawns so is good for all servers. You can download this map from here.


"Elvis Skin"
  posted August 16 - 11:44AM EDT by Mr.Damage
It's 25 years since Elvis ate his way into hamburger Heaven so I thought on this anniverary of his passing I would highlight his very own Thug skin. The skin was made by Speg way back in 1999 and looks very good , in fact you might say it is the king of skins ;)
If you don't already have it (head_elv, body_elv, legs_elv) you can grab it from here.


"Screenshots Of New COLORS CTF Maps"
  posted August 15 - 12:42PM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have posted some screenshots over at the COLORS CTF Website of two new CTF maps by Mayhem. They are CTF Rooftop Massacre and Subway Mayhem CTF. There is also a bit of a blurb on each map by Mayhem so head on over and check them out.

"Screenshot Of New DM Map"
  posted August 15 - 8:19AM EDT by Mr.Damage
SSF Heineken is working on a new DM map called SSF Arena. It's a two level arena style map that is looking very good.
It has some nice texturing and weapon placement is spot on :)
It should be ready very soon but in the meantime here is a screenshot:-


"Detropolis Server Update"
  posted August 13 - 12:00AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have made some changes to the Detropolis server. I have changed it to run Team Deathmatch rotating eight maps that have been converted from half-life/counter-strike. The eight maps are:-

Assault
Assault DM Italy
DM CaboVillage
DM Storagedump
DM Village
Hypo DustDM Beta
Rockvill
Team 747 V3

I have also put them all into a map pack which you can download from here.

Detropolis can be joined directly form our Active Kingpin Game Servers page or from GameSpy etc. Details of the server are -
Detropolis TDM Counter-Strike Maps 216.234.116.11:31510


"FileFront KingpinStats"
  posted August 12 - 11:43PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Just as a matter of curiosity I thought I would check the most downloaded Kingpin maps and skins over at FileFront.

Top5 Maps are:-

Mayhem by TanyaCheex
Racoon City by Sedonium
Gsidestreetz by Cashmoney
DM Camphouse by Pencho
House of Death Pt1 (SP)Sonik

Top5 Skins are:-

Nude Homer (lol) for Homer model
Hillbilly Homer for Homer model
Alien Skin Pack for Alien model
DarthMaul for Thug model
Santa Homer for Homer model

FileFront is the second best place to download Kingpin files from so why not go and check them out :)
Btw don't worry about the 'Top Downloads Yesterday' showing none, that counter doesnt work lol

"New Wheelbarrow SP map screenshots..."
  posted August 11 - 11:42AM EDT by Truzenzuzex[BC]
Wheelbarrow put up 5 new screens from the latest Sanctuary map (single mission pack) that he is working on. The latest shots show the player (that would be you!) being chased by fighter jets firing missiles at him.

Wheelbarrow says "all worked out better than I expected (after many days of frustration in the editor), and I've got the jets firing missiles and banking/pitching after release to clear the area before they go off. Hope you like 'em."

Drop on by Wheelbarrow's site to see the upcoming map screenshots!

"Xeus Skin Pack"
  posted August 10 - 10:57PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Way back in May of 2001 I found an old skin pack from 1999 of top quality skins for the Bitch, Runt & Thug models by Xeus. I immediately uploaded and posted about it at Poisonville but it seems that it got lost somewhere along the way. Not to worry as I still had it on my HDD so I have uploaded it again :)
You can grab it from here.

Out of the blue recently Xeus has contacted KP4Ever to say that he is thinking of coming back to Kingpin and that if he does he will be creating some new skins which would be very cool indeed.


"hypo_v8 mapping tutorials"
  posted August 10 - 1:47PM EDT by Truzenzuzex[BC]
Hypo_v8 has placed a handful of mapping tutorial/setup help on his web site this week. Go take a look and see if they help out... he is asking for feedback also.
As always I can't thank Hypo_v8 enough for the mapping assistance he has given me and many others over the past 3 years.

"New Map By Tw!ns3n"
  posted August 10 - 5:43AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Tw!ns3n has released his second map. This one is called DM Area51 and is an arena style DM map which utilises KPDM5 textures. You can download this map from here.


"New Map Review By pencho"
  posted August 10 - 5:20AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Pencho has written another map review. This time its OddBall Arena 2025 put under the microscope. This is a DM map made by OddBall and me. To see how Pencho rates the map head on over to the map review section at Pencho's DTT Site.

"2v2 DM League"
  posted August 9 - 12:17PM EDT by Mr.Damage
AstroRon sent the following news about a new 2v2 DM League:-

OKPL is starting a new league -> 2v2 Random DM League.
Sign ups are still available until Friday night at 21:00. Sign up on the
site here

Once registered you will be given a random partner for the match. Teams
change every round (weekly). Your personal stats are stored for the
final season in which the best will be put in teams for the |337 Round.

Sounds good eh? Why not go and sign up then :)

"Archived DM Maps"
  posted August 9 - 4:06AM EDT by DirtyDog
Following in Mr. Damage's footsteps I've found two more maps that are not in the KPF map archives. These are a pair of old and really good DM maps authored by BuBoniC entitled A Map F*cked By {420}BuBoniC and BloodBath. Both maps are in the classic URBAN style with mostly stock Xatrix textures. Download them from here: BloodBath and A Map F*cked By {420}BuBoniC

BloodBath



A Map F*cked By {420}BuBoniC




"Spreading The Word"
  posted August 9 - 12:59AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have spent a lot of time in a few different servers over the last week or so and have noticed two disappointing things.
Firstly I see a lot of ppl getting kicked for not having the Monkey Mod client or for having an old version, and secondly it seems many of the ppl I talk to in the server have never heard of this site :(

Therefore I would like YOU to do a little something to help KP out a bit. Please send a link to KP4Ever and a link to the Monkey Mod site to everyone who plays KP that is on your ICQ/MSM Messenger/email address book etc so we can help spread the word. Consider this, you are playing on a server with two other ppl, three other ppl get kicked for not having the MM Client, would you rather play a game with three ppl or six ppl. And of course, if you have six ppl playing, others check GS and are more likely to join your server cause there are 6 ppl there already, and soon you have a packed server.
Something else to consider, I have just spent around ninety minutes posting news for you guys to read so please if you could now spend just a few minutes and help spread the word around. The more ppl who know about this site and become regular visitors, the better as far as I am concerned :)

Just copy and paste these links into your message:-

http://kingpinforever.com/
http://kingpinforever.com/mm/

"Detropolis DM Custom Maps Server"
  posted August 9 - 12:46AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Just letting you all know about this server in case you don't already know about it. This server runs out of Detroit, has a good connection and runs hundreds of custom maps including all the latest maps that are released.
You guys should really give it a try. If you want to organise a game for a specific day and time post in this forum topic here.

Btw, you need the Monkey Mod client which is only 7kb which you can grab from here.

The IP Adress for the Detropolis Server is 216.234.116.11:31510

"Two More DM Maps Added"
  posted August 9 - 12:31AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have found two more DM maps we didn't have in our map archive so I have now added them. The two maps are Hothead Beta by Bubonic and Gangland in Monkville by Badmonk/Sandman/ALMost. Both maps are large but both are well layed out so you soon get to know them. Both look to be well made and are in the classic Kingpin style that we all know and love.
Both are currently in rotation on the Detropolis Custom Maps DM Server which runs out of Detroit - 216.234.116.11:31510

Hothead beta looks like it is a Quake2 conversion but has been converted to the Kingpin style very well. It uses several custom sounds you will only get by downloading this map from here.

Gangland in Monkville is a conversion of Badmonk's classic Single Player Map Monkville. It's a typical good Badmonk map. You can download this one from here.

Hothead Beta



Gangland In Monkville



"Dr Evil Thug Skin"
  posted August 9 - 12:01AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Further to Truzenzuzux's earlier post, we also have a Dr Evil skin for the Thug model.


You can download it from here. Unfortunately, the author's name is lost in the mists of time :(

"Monkey Mod Updated"
  posted August 8 - 11:44PM EDT by Mr.Damage
TiCal has updated the Monkey Mod to v1.50c. The changes are as follows:-

* changed the spectating disabling command for admins
- now admins should use toggle_spec instead of disable_spec

* added a new cvar (no_shadows)
- no_shadows removes the player shadows if set to 1 or enables lets the
clients pick their own shadown if set to 0
- no_shadows is 0 (off) by default, set it to 1 (on) for it to take effect
- no_shadows can be set from server console, rcon/rconx and server.cfg
- admins can use toggle_shadows command to change it

* spectator modes change
- order of specator modes has changes, now eyecam is first followed by
locked mode then the freelook mode

* matchstart change
- on matchstart all entites droped in the map will be taken out and all the entities
that have been picked up will be respawned

* new rconx commands
- added banip, banname commands to rconx clients
- with banip and banname the ip address or the name of the client you wish to ban
will be written to ip ban list file and name ban list file specified in comp.ini
- bans take effect on next map change
- please use these 2 commands cautiously as the process is only reversable manually
- you can ban names with partial match so be careful what words or part of words you ban
- also with banip you can also ban subnets (read ips.txt for more info)
also be extremly careful with this too

* chat fix
- fixed a bug where rconx normal chat looked like team chat

* team deathmatch fix
- now if a bagman map is loaded in team deathmatch mode there will be no safebags,
no cash spawns and no cash dropping.

* no footsteps fix
- fixed a problem where players could misuse a command to make their footsteps silent

You can grab the latest version from the Monkey Mod Webpage. There is a monkey mod forum there now where you can discuss any problems or alert TiCaL to any new cheats etc.

"GL & HMG Custom Skins"
  posted August 8 - 11:37PM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have uploaded some of Rambo's Grenade Launcher and HMG custom skins to KP4Ever. These are nice looking weapon skins. I also uploaded some little text files to explain how to install these skins. If you want to give your guns a new look then head over to our custom weapon skins download area where we have custom skins for most of the weapons of Kingpin. Access the skins from here.

If you have any custom weapon skins we don't have and you want them featured at KP4Ever then just send them in :)

"Oh Behave!"
  posted August 8 - 10:07PM EDT by Truzenzuzex[BC]
I dug these out of the skin archives and figured most people would be interested in some Austin Powers related skins.


and


You can grab the two sets of skins here: Austin #1, or Austin #2.

Any chance someone with some skinning skills can make us a Mini-Me, or other related skins?

"Pro Basket Ball Skins"
  posted August 6 - 8:38PM EDT by DirtyDog
I was rumaging thru my skins and came across a bunch of skins I made for some friends awhile back. These skins were designed after a few professional Basket Ball players and one arcade game character. Considering these guys don't play too much KP anymore I thought I would release them to the KP community so please feel free to use them :)

NOTE* Some of these I've already sent to a few friends here and there [Truz and various others] so if some of you are prompted to overwrite, please do as these were checked against the BC/skincheck when they were made)

Download them from here: Pro Basket Ball Player Skins

Chris Weber of the Sacramento Kings

Jason Williams of the Sacramento Kings

Alan Iverson of the Philidelphia 76'ers

Jax from the arcade game







"Werewolf Mod Update"
  posted August 5 - 11:29PM EDT by Mr.Damage
TnT_Trash has uploaded another great pic of the Werewolf model from his upcoming Werewolf, Death in the Hood mod. Head on over to DarkWolf Developments and have a look and why not post some feedbck in his forums while you are there ;)

"New DM Map By Cujo & Mr Damage"
  posted August 5 - 11:25PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Cujo and me have collaborated on another DM map called DM FragHigh. This one is a smallish arena style map set in an outdoor arena. It has sixteen spawn points and ample weapons, armour, health etc. R_Speeds are good and its a small download :)
You can grab this map from here.


"New 5x5 Leagues"
  posted August 5 - 11:07PM EDT by Mr.Damage
In some good news h4tred and Death and several other players have set up new 5v5 OKPL TDM and BM Leagues. The leagues are just kicking off with week1 of the BM league being completed so far. There are six clans signed up for the BM League at this stage.

Any clans interested in joining should go visit the webpages and register.

To sign up for Bagman go to the Register Clan page at this webpage here. The Team Captain should also send an email to EyEz and add him to their ICQ. EyEz's details or on the contacts page.

To sign up for TDM go to the Register page at this webpage here. H4tred's ICQ details are listed on the Register page.

This is great work and I hope it all goes well :)

Btw, just a reminder that any clans interested in playing in the new Australian Kingpin Association League can contact Skitz with email here or ICQ - 122966546.

"Pencho's DDT Mapping Site Updated"
  posted August 5 - 10:43PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Pencho has now added all his Kingpin DM maps to his site and also included three mapping tutorials. He has also written his first map review. This one covers Knockdown's Team Mars map. So why not head on over and check out Pencho's DDT Site.

"Missing Texture"
  posted August 3 - 10:18PM EDT by Mr.Damage
I am looking for a texture called spring_east. This is from an old 187 map called =187= Deep Space 0_Gravity (187_1.bsp).
If you have it plaese email it to me :)

"Invalid Models"
  posted August 3 - 10:15PM EDT by Mr.Damage
I was in the Detropolis DM server yesterday and while I was there I saw several people being kicked for having no client, an old client or invalid models :(
So this is just a reminder for everyone to grab the latest Monkey Mod client from the Monkey Mod Webpage.
Now if you are getting invalid model or other errors there is a clean models download at the MM site as well. If that doesn't fix the problem there is instructions on what to do if you get Invalid models, Hacked OpenGL, Hacked Flames. Just go there and click on fixing errors/problems. If all else fails there is now a MM forum there where you can post any major problems/ feedback etc.

"DM CityPit DM Map By Cujo"
  posted August 3 - 10:08PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Cujo has released a new DM map called DM CityPit. It's a one room fragfest map with lots and lots of weapons, armour, health etc. It's set in an outside sort of park area and has some nice bird and insect sounds.
Should be fun and very frantic with a few ppl. You can grab it from here.


"Blunt HQ DM Map"
  posted August 3 - 9:58PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Well I am actually trying to have a few days off from Kingpin but the news just keeps on rolling so here is some more.

Yan has released a new DM Map called Blunt Hq. This map is bigger than his last skidrow deathmatch and has 16 spawns. There is one set of full armour and not too many weapons (probably just enough) and no health or mods so it should make for an interesting frag or two. You can downlaod it from here.


"AKL Shuts Up Shop"
  posted August 3 - 9:38PM EDT by Mr.Damage
Unfortunatley the Australian Kingpin League (AKL) has shut down after more than three years of service to the Aussie Kingpin community. Zoltrix and the AKL team where the backbone of the Kingpin clan scene in Aussie but lately, apparently, it has been hard to get enough players into clan matches.
The AKL messageboard was always a colourful and sometimes controvisial place to visit but there was also a lot of very funny stuff posted there and it always came back to Kingpin talk.
The AKL Kingpin servers are the ones that I mostly play on and are the ones I supply mods and maps for. There is usually a good vibe on these servers and most ppl who play there just come along for a few frags and a good time with no fuss or bulldung. Of course like all servers there are a few cheaters/lamers but everyone knows who they are and ignores them mostly >:)

Now seemingly all is not lost because I have been asked to post that Skitz is setting up a new Kingpin clan League called Australian Kingpin Association (AKA). Any clans and players that are interested in being a part of the new league can contact Skitz via email here or via ICQ - 122966546.

"Wheelbarrow moves in..."
  posted August 3 - 2:30AM EDT by Truzenzuzex[BC]
Wheelbarrow's Single Player expansion map packs web site has been moved into our community of hosted sites.

If you have not checked out his quality work, now is the time to do so. Wheelbarrow has created a handful of single player missions that deserve your attention.

He is currently working on finishing up a huge SP map called Sanctuary and you can find plenty of screenshots on this site.

Go visit Wheelbarrow's page now...

"COLORS CTF V1.0a Server Files Available"
  posted August 2 - 4:53AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have just finished uploading the COLORS CTF V1.0a Server files to KP4Ever. There are both Windows and Linux files available now. There are readmes included that should tell you everything you need to know about running a COLORS CTF server. You can grab them from here and you can get the client files from here.

"DarkWolf Mods Update"
  posted August 2 - 4:40AM EDT by Mr.Damage
A while ago I posted about an upcoming mod by TnT_Trash called Werewolf, Death in the Hood. Sy^lacs created an excellent Werewolf model for this mod and you can see a picture of it by clicking here.

After seeing that I'm sure you want to post ome feedback in TnT's forum post about it, which you can do be clicking here.

Now, if you haven't already voted in his poll about what items you would like to see in Action Kingpin:StreetWars you can do so now by clicking here.

There is also a new poll for you to vote in about what types of weapon combos you would like to see in StreetWars. This means how many weapons and what types can the player have at any one time. You can vote by clicking here.

"COLORS CTF Mod Update"
  posted August 1 - 7:14AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Just letting you know that I will be uploading the v1.0 server files for both Windows and Linux to KP4Ever tomorrow :)
Hopefully a few more of you ppl will give the mod a go now.

"Knockdown's Q3 Arena Maps Updated"
  posted August 1 - 7:09AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Knockdown has updated his Q3 Arena Bagman and CTF maps to beta2. He has managed to lower the r_speeds and fixed a few bugs. You can get the updated Bagman map here and the updated CTF map here.

"Mr Damage Map Pack"
  posted August 1 - 7:03AM EDT by Mr.Damage
I have put together a map pack of many of the maps I have worked on. These are maps I have either created, converted for other games or updated existing maps. I have worked with Cujo on some of the maps and OddBall and Hypov8 helped with a lot of them :)

There is a map pack with 13 maps and 3 smaller ones for ppl with slower connections. There are text files that tell you what maps are in which pack. I have also uploaded a pack containing all the custom sounds and skies for these maps as many ppl have probably downloaded most of them from servers and hence missed out on the skies and sounds. You can check out the various map packs here.

All of these maps will be rotating on the following two servers from now until Sunday night so please drop in for a frag or two and say to say hello:)
Labyrinth & AKL - Mr Damage's Custom Gangbang 202.182.69.54:31512
Labyrinth & AKL - Mr Damage's Hitmen Server 202.182.69.54:31514

Update 02-08-02 Oops, somehow I included an early version of SouthPark_KP in the map packs. I have now updated the packs and uploaded the new version. Sorry about that. If you already downloaded the old map pack then you can get the correct version of the SouthPark_KP map from here.

"Screenshots Of Mayhem's New Map"
  posted August 1 - 6:12AM EDT by Mr.Damage
[YFS]Mayhem resurrected a map he was working on some months ago called Downtown. This is one of those 'land of the giants' style maps where everything in the map is smaller than usual so the players look like giants. Here are some screens:-


"Pencho Updates 2 Maps"
  posted August 1 - 6:05AM EDT by Mr.Damage
Pencho has updated the two maps he sent in the other day which are Boxdungeon and C-4. He has added more spawn points to make 16 in each map, fixed some bugs and lowered r_speeds a bit. You can get the updated boxdungeon here and the new C-4 here.
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