I’ve had this idea for around 20 years. Worked on it myself a few times but I lost the source code somewhere along the way and never could get it to work properly without the server disconnecting everyone (probably a violation of the cheat protection).
But anyway this is my idea for a mod, I am posting this to see if anyone else would be interested in giving it another go (yes I know it is probably at least 10 years too late)
- The mod is basically a type of instagib, so only using the railgun.
- Maps have no pick-ups.
- you don’t take damage from environment, unless it’s a killswitch (falling off the map, being crushed). No partial damage ever.
- Railgun has an alternate fire “rail-jump” basically spawning an invisible rocket to let you jump. Ideally a new visual effect. This does not push or in any way affect enemy players. This is on it’s own cooldown unlike insta-unlagged where the cd is shared between normal shot and rail-jump (which means most players never railjump while an enemy is in sight.) The idea being that you can fly through the air while killing your opponents - if you are awesome enough.
- if you kill an enemy, once the kill is resolved on the server your shot cooldown on the railgun is reset, meaning you can kill many players in a short time - if you are awesome enough.
- Streamline the UI, since the game is now very simple armor, health and weapon info goes away. Score and maybe accuracy are the only things displayed.
- More rail colors to choose from
- Heat shimmer effect around the railgun ray
If anyone would be interested or know of a better place to post this let me know