FEATURES

Customizable scoreboard

CustomDM allows many customizations to your scoreboard - almost everything is configurable. The scoreboard can now contain so much information that you are bound to be able to slant the information some how in order to show that you won.

PLAYER VS PLAYER KILLS

This addition to the scoreboard allows all players to see how many times they have killed each other. Now you can know if that guy that just beat you was only shooties bunnies and avoiding all the good players (like yourself). The scores are coloured in order to show whether or not you are beating all your opponents. If the number of times you have fragged an player is white, then you are beating them, if it is yellow you are dead even, and if it is red you are losing. 'tis handy when you come into a server late, no matter how much time elapses, if all you scores are white you are beating everyone...

WEAPON KILLS

This addition to the scoreboard allows all players to see how many frags each player has with each weapon. Now you can prove some bastard has been camping the rail...

KILLING SPREE

This addition to the scoreboard allows all players to see the largest number of frags every player has got it one streak. Did that MF get all his kills in that one quad run? You bet.


Crosshair HUD

The status bar on the bottom of the screen normally conveys most of the information about a players state while they are playing the game. It is however a long way to look down (especially for those of us with large monitors :), and so a crosshair modification that contains all of the info contained in the status bar was born - those of you that played Forsaken on the Playstation now the kind of thing we are talking about here. It is a simple matter of common sense, provided your visibility isn't hampered by the crosshair, you spend less time looking away from the action.

HEALTH & ARMOR DISPLAY

Two semicircular bars on the left of the crosshair display health and armor respectively.

WEAPONS & AMMO DISPLAY

A semicircular bar on the right hand side displays the amount of ammo for the current weapon (scaling for the "usual" amount of ammo the you have for each). To the right of this are up to eight circles representing the current weapons you have - with the one you are currently gibbing with being highlighted.


Item Control

For those of us who tire of the "control the level" style of play and like to even things up a little for ALL players. CustomDM provides a number of facilities that allow a server to control the paramaters of play and perhaps remove some of the "bunny factor" out of FFAs.

WEAPON LOCKING

Sick of that guy with the BF? Get the server to make the game BFG-free - or maybe guantlet only is your style of play?

START WEAPONS

Can't kill anyone with the machinegun? Get the server to make everyone start with at least the shotty - or if you want real carnage, BFGs all round.

RANDOM ITEMS

Items are free to respawn at any item spot anywhere on the level that is empty. No more camping the Rocket Launcher, 'cos it won't spawn where you think.


Game Modes

Sick of FFA and CTF? Variety is the spice of life.

HUNT THE GERBIL

Sick of that guy with the BF? Get the server to make the game BFG-free - or maybe guantlet only is your style of play?

GUARDIAN OF THE GRAIL

Can't kill anyone with the machinegun? Get the server to make everyone start with at least the shotty - or if you want real carnage, BFGs all round.

INSTAKILL

Items are free to respawn at any item spot anywhere on the level that is empty. No more camping the Rocket Launcher, 'cos it won't spawn where you think.