Shockwave FPS : Phosphor Alpha 4
March 5, 2005 8:38 PM   Subscribe

Phospor Alpha 4! [note: Shockwave, Intense Violence]
posted by crunchland (26 comments total)
sorry... that's supposed to be PHOSPHOR ALPHA 4.
posted by crunchland at 8:51 PM on March 5, 2005

This is awesome. So can we deathmatch or what?
posted by rafter at 9:50 PM on March 5, 2005

this is such a better experience than spending a crapload of money on a decent computer, even more on a video card and then buying a game
posted by reflection at 10:01 PM on March 5, 2005

ps yeah, what's a server IP we can all play on?
posted by reflection at 10:03 PM on March 5, 2005

I would host, but I can't figure out a way to type in an IP to join. Maybe that's not a up yet? (Sadly, CTF doesn't work yet either.)
posted by rafter at 10:04 PM on March 5, 2005

Nice find Crunchland. I had some contoller weirdness when playing but still, this is pretty amazing. If anyone hosts a server, please let me know.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:27 PM on March 5, 2005

Check out the console commands (hit ~). There is a god mode (type "god") or you can toggle the gravity ("gravity 10"; 950 is the default).

Best of all: type "vidtex play" and then go to the very top level and look in the corners. That's frikkin' sweet.

More fun: type "fov 150" to induce nausea.

Couldn't find any command to join servers though.
posted by rafter at 10:31 PM on March 5, 2005

Did I forget to mention that there is a level editor built in? Type "editor".
posted by rafter at 10:40 PM on March 5, 2005

rafter, did you notice the command prompt at the very beginning while it is loading?
posted by reflection at 10:40 PM on March 5, 2005

gravity 5000 seems to work well lol :)
posted by reflection at 10:56 PM on March 5, 2005

Freakin Awesome!!

Why can't there be more games like this for free?
Even PVP..
posted by Balisong at 11:11 PM on March 5, 2005

Sadly, as soon as the level loads, it locks up in both IE and Firefox for me.
posted by m0nm0n at 11:24 PM on March 5, 2005

It seem to crash after a few minutes of play in IE. Still, an amazing use of Shockwave and it's more engaging than a lot of store-bought FPS games. Nice find!
posted by notmydesk at 12:26 AM on March 6, 2005

ummm how come i cant get my mouse to work?
posted by EvilKenji at 2:31 AM on March 6, 2005

It's an Unreal Tournament map! Nice find Crunchland.
posted by mileena at 2:54 AM on March 6, 2005

No one worked out how to make a server yet?
posted by Orange Goblin at 3:04 AM on March 6, 2005

Has anybody figured out how to make the mouse work yet (running on Safari.. OS X)? Other than that, awsome use of shockwave.
posted by RobertFrost at 11:43 AM on March 6, 2005

It works for me, running Windows XP and both IE and Firefox -- though I think operator malfunction might lead you to believe it doesn't with me. (I've never been too good at using the mouse for fps. Since the days of Quake, I've been strictly a keyboard l00zer.)
posted by crunchland at 12:05 PM on March 6, 2005

Go up to the big switch on the third story and press E. Then move a bit to the right and press E again so that the LED readout changes from 0 to 1. Then look at the big screen. And chuckle. And hunt.
posted by senor biggles at 3:51 PM on March 6, 2005

Should be a warning that this is a *huge* tax on bandwidth/cpu resources...still pretty fun tho.
posted by gren at 7:11 PM on March 6, 2005

I'm curious about the "Enhancer" that this thing attempts to load - I already have Shockwave.
posted by FormlessOne at 1:45 PM on March 7, 2005

Enhancer is a shockwave pluggin from AndradeArts that adds a host of new features including real mouse control, joypad support, proper alerts, popup menus and a whole host of other extra features for shockwave games. miniclip
posted by crunchland at 2:02 PM on March 7, 2005

Argh! It went away! Does anybody have inside info about this project?
posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:04 PM on March 7, 2005

I'm betting they got hosed by the bandwidth police.
posted by crunchland at 4:16 PM on March 7, 2005

Apparently, the entire site is offline.
posted by kickingtheground at 4:26 PM on March 7, 2005

It's popped back up here.
posted by crunchland at 9:43 AM on March 16, 2005

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