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Old 01-07-2011, 05:03 PM
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Default [Mutator] Christmas Zeds for KF-EvilSantasLair

Christmas Zeds for KF-EvilSantasLair

Sorry, but since it's coming up to Christmas I've decided to remove the files to give TWI the option to decide whether people should be playing with these specimens or not.

You knew someone would make it, and here it is. Been experimenting with it the past few days and it seems I've solved the freezing issue when new specimens spawn, which is an added bonus.

Why only for KF-EvilSantasLair? Because I agree with many others that if we saw them all the time they would become stale, and I feel they fit this map more than others. I'm going to apply for this to be put on the greylist (and the greylist only), since I know that TWI do not want to whitelist such a mutator.

Additionally, I'd like to point out that all of the christmas media files were removed in the latest update, and you will need to download and install the copy of the files I backed up. I assume TWI have no problem with me redistributing these files, but if so I will take them down and there will be no mutator (and I will cry).

How To Enable

You have two options for adding these christmas zeds to the game:
  1. Use the included mutator. This switches to an extended gametype when the christmas map is detected, which uses the christmas specimens and performs preloading in the same way the christmas update did, as well as manually preloading all specimens. When the mutator is disabled or another map is switched to, the gametype is switched back to KFMod.KFGameType. You do not need to add anything to serverpackages.

  2. Add ChristmasZeds and KFChar_XMAS to serverpackages and enable sandbox mode. Alter the sandbox configuration to use these specimens:

    Code:
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieClot_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieCrawler_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieGoreFast_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieStalker_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieScrake_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieFleshpound_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieBloat_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieSiren_XMas
    KFChar_XMAS.ZombieHusk_XMas
Note that you cannot replace the boss with the christmas patriarch; this is a limitation of sandbox mode.

Enjoy!

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:10 PM
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great work with this one benji. Nice to see TWI's effort into the skins wont go to waste now.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:50 PM
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@Braindead:

I understand your concern, but I and certain others feel that TWI have put too much effort into these zeds for them to be put away for a year, and possibly not brought out again (who knows how popular this game is going to be in a year's time?).

I've just spoken to Yoshiro about it and he says it's not a problem, although they'll never whitelist or greylist it, which is fair. To be honest considering the fact that it's on a map that many players won't play so often (since it's challenging) and the fact that the media files are huge, it's probably not going to be used a lot. I just wanted to throw the mutator out there since I knew someone probably would, and at least this one limits it to a single map.

Again, TWI, if you do change your minds in the future and would rather this mutator didn't exist I'll take it down. Just couldn't let all that work to go to waste, since some of us really enjoy the wacky skins and voices.

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:59 PM
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Tried it and everything seems dandy. Fine work.

Just as a thought, however, even though it's not your responsibility, I think it would have been appropriate to fix the Christmas Siren not playing her correct Xmas "talk" lines. Since the Twisted Christmas event began, the Christmas Siren has simply been using the original Siren dialog, leaving the new speech lines in her sound package completely unused and basically just wasting space. Since TWI isn't going to grey/whitelist this mutator, it seems like it would be a harmless fix to make.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:36 AM
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Tried it and everything seems dandy. Fine work.

Just as a thought, however, even though it's not your responsibility, I think it would have been appropriate to fix the Christmas Siren not playing her correct Xmas "talk" lines. Since the Twisted Christmas event began, the Christmas Siren has simply been using the original Siren dialog, leaving the new speech lines in her sound package completely unused and basically just wasting space. Since TWI isn't going to grey/whitelist this mutator, it seems like it would be a harmless fix to make.
Ah, I didn't even realise she had her own lines. I'll look into it, thanks!
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:06 AM
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great work , I was waiting for this
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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Carols, they must be rehearsed!
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:47 AM
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I dont really see why you wouldnt whitelist it. Its only for one map. It is to Tripwire to decide i think.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:50 PM
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I dont really see why you wouldnt whitelist it. Its only for one map. It is to Tripwire to decide i think.
And they already stated they would never white-list anyone trying to bring back Christmas Zeds outside of the holidays.
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Thanks for this, Benjamin. Always keeping the holidays alive
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:56 AM
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A short video showing you guys that the mutator works great, and the performance on this map is a lot better then it use to be.

YouTube - Killing Floor: Mutator - Christmas Specimens ᴴᴰ


Just wanna give a huge thanks to Benjamin for keeping the Christmas Zeds alive!


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Old 01-15-2011, 04:30 PM
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The only reason I suspect on why they won't whitelist it is the possibility of getting xmas achievements that involve the xmas zeds and unlocking the Bad Santa skin
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The only reason I suspect on why they won't whitelist it is the possibility of getting xmas achievements that involve the xmas zeds and unlocking the Bad Santa skin
actually, Yosh explained it entirely; he said that they felt that having the option to use them year-round would spoil them from being special during their official release. Or that was the official reason, anyways
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:48 AM
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this defeats the point of this mutators but how would I change health on the xmas specimen?? I just want tougher specimen along side the normal ones lol. without the help of wtf, and I use sandbox.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:43 AM
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I'd like to thank you for doing this. This will be my first time trying a mutator or sandbox. Where do you put the files and how do you get everything to work?
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:12 PM
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Go into your Killing Floor folder. Default C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/common/killingfloor). Each file has an extension, place them in the proper folders.

.ukx files go into Animation folder.
.uax go into Sound Folder
.u/.ucl/.Int go into System folder.
.usx Go into Staticmeshes folder.
.utx Go into Textures Folder.

Once all files are in place, you can go ingame and select the proper mutator from the mutator list.
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When I try to select my perk, I get the following message: "Unknown Steam error prevented access to this." Anyone know why?
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Mod is not whitelisted.
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Could someone please explain to me what "white-listing" & "gray-listing" means and why it's used?
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Whitelisted mods/maps are mods/maps that the developers allow to be used while still allow perk leveling. This was done because players could create over powered mods or broken maps that allowed for easy leveling with no challenge or effort.

The Greylist or "Harmless mod list" are mods that allow the player to use his/her current perks but not allow them to level up any further while the mod is active.

Blacklist is non existent, it has no form, people just use the word sometimes to refer to anything that is not grey/whitelisted.
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