Holy Wars 2 is a all deathmatch/Tag-style mod in which one player goes up against everyone else. All the "Sinners" (normal players) try to kill the "Saint" - who is the only player who can score points.
The rules are very simple - all the Sinners try to frag the Saint. If you can frag the Saint and grab his halo, you become the Saint for a while. For this, you get a nice armor and health bonus and your goal is to try to kill as many Sinners as you can. Of course, everyone is now out to get you!
As a additional twist, if you're not the Saint, you have to be careful who you kill. If you kill too many other Sinners, you become a "smelly" Heretic, and everyone gets points for killing you!
|creator:||Paolo "Nusco" Perrotta, Roberto "TaZ" Bettazzoni|
|Requirements:||Quake II 3.19|
|Player files:||holy21.zip (full install) or holy20to21.zip (upgrade from v2.0)|
|Gamespy tab:||included with install files|
|Joining a Holy Wars game|
There are two easy ways to join a Holy Wars game:
|Saint and Sinners
At the beginning of the game, everyone starts off as a "Sinner". A halo will then spawn somewhere on the level. Grab the Halo and you become the Saint. For this, you get extra health and armor, and you become the only player who gets points for fragging other Sinners.
However, with this bright glowing halo following you
around, you become a marked man - and everyone's out to get you! Try and kill as many
Sinners as you can before getting killed yourself.
|In a perfect world, all the
Sinners would band together to kill the Saint. But it's not a perfect world, and there are
some very bad Sinners out there who would just as soon kill each other (even though they
don't score any points for it). However, if you indiscriminately kill too many other
Sinners, you become a Heretic. Being a Heretic is BAD. (mmkay?).
When you become a Heretic, you begin to glow red and EVERYONE gets points for killing you! You also cannot pick up any items or use cells. This can make things very hard for you, so try not to kill other Sinners if you can help it.
Once a Heretic is killed, he respawns as a normal Sinner.
The scoring system has changed slightly in Holy Wars v2.1. If you become a Heretic, you immediately lose 5 points! If you kill a Heretic, you gain 3 points instead of 1, as was the case in 2.0. The complete scoring:
|Picking up the Halo:||2 points (and Sanctity!)|
|Saint killing Sinner:
|Sinner killing Saint:||3 points|
|Sinner killing Sinner:||0 points|
|Sinner becoming Heretic||-5 points!|
|Sinner killing Heretic:||3 points|
|Saint killing Heretic:||2 points|
|NOTE: these are the
default scoring rules as defined in the holywars/config/param.ini.
Some servers may be using other scoring rules (e.g. Sinners losing a frag for every other
Sinner killed, etc).
|Holy Wars comes with 8 original maps, small in size and well-suited for tight, fast-paced deathmatch-style play:|
|HW1||Kick the P.A||Dennis "headshot" Kaltwasser|
|HW2||Fear in your Eyes||Warren "Taskmaster" Marshall|
|HW3||IKDM1||Iikka "Fingers" Keranen|
|HW4||Painkiller for Holy Wars||Sten Uusvali|
|HW5||Infernal Base||Daniel "Gom Jabbar" Leinich|
|HW6||The Dark Zone||DaTa|
|HW7||The Gun for Quake 2||Dennis "headshot" Kaltwasser|
|HW8||The Killing Machine||Sten Uusvali|
|Setting up a Holy Wars server is extremely easy. You can run HOLYWARS.BAT to run a normal server, and HWDEDIC.BAT to run a dedicated server. Both files are included in the Holy Wars install and can be found in the Quake2/HolyWars directory|
|You can also customize many of the gameplay options if you're running a Holy Wars server using the following files:|
|PARAM.INI||- customize scoring, heresy rules, etc.|
|MOTD.TXT||- customize the Message of the Day|
|LEVELS.INI||- add maps to use with Holy Wars|
|MAP_LOAD.INI||- customize map rotation|
|Check the Holy Wars ReadMe.txt file for
complete editing information.
|And that's the Quick and Dirty guide to Holy Wars! Be sure to check the Holy Wars readme.txt and the official home page for complete information.|
Created: 8/15/98 / Last revision: 10/09/98