Gary L. Simmons  rev 07/22/03

The Battle Cat's Litterbox

World Tour Netpak V1.1

By: Gary L. Simmons
the Battle Cat

The Battles of World War II
World War II vets rule

Gimmie the map.

Did someone say "murder, mayhem and destruction"? No? Then I just did. Pull up a chair and immerse yourself in a little history and a lot of carnage. These maps reflect, very extremely extra loosely or totally no way not at all, famous battles of   World War II. Some history quotes are from Compton's Encyclopedia (1986 ed.), vol. 25, some of it from the Internet and some of it is just me blowing it out my hinney.

This NetPak is for Marathon Infinity and uses the standard shapes file.

Introducing... *drum roll* the Battle Cat's split poly technology *cymbal crash*. The "3 texture on one wall" barrier has been broken! Now you may not only stack polys up like hot cakes, you can put them on never before possible places. Over or under doors or entrance ways, on bridges, on walls not connected to the ceiling, on platforms or doors, even have multiple textures on walls with normal windows. Look for these "tricks" in this map pack. Not   actually tricks, this is the real thing, a variation of the split poly, only putting multiple split polys on a single line, up to 9 high on one wall in "Arnhem Bridge". But many many more are easily possible. For the biggest eyeful of this technology check out "Nagasaki". This is where I discovered the technique and sort of went wild with it. An impossible thing in every room.

The Maps!

Anzio - EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. This was made for at least 4 players. The hill is   between the platform and the window, between the two elevated perches.

The History:

The British 8th Army invaded Italy Sept. 3, 1943. Six days later the American Fifth Army landed at Salerno. For six days Axis armor attacked but naval gunfire and close air support helped the invaders to break out of the beachhead Sept. 15. The next day they joined the 8th Army coming from the south. The capture of Naples October 1 rounded out this campaign and opened the way for a bitter winter   struggle at Cassino. By December the Fifth Army advance in Italy was stopped at the Gustav line based on Cassino. Despite bombardment by air and artillery the Nazis clung to their defenses. On Jan 22, 1944, the VI Corps landed behind the Gustav Line at Anzio but failed to break the stalemate. The assault troops were the 3rd Infantry division, rangers, paratroops and a British division.

Arnhem Bridge - EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. Split polys on a bridge? Impossible. Lighting   effects going DOWN a wall? Impossible. 5 polys stacked on a wall? Impossible. Or... maybe not.

The History:

It is September 1944. The Battle of Arnhem in Holland was a part of Operation Market Garden, which was aimed at bringing the Allies across the Rhine at Arnhem in a rapid thrust. This task was given to the British 1st Airborne Division and the Polish Independent Brigade Group as part of the largest paratroop drop in history. They expected only   weak resistance from "Elderly men and children" at Arnhem. However two equipped German SS-Panzer divisions were in Arnhem to get some rest and to recover after heavy fighting in France. There was also another German Division there which consisted of Luftwaffe-personnel and other soldiers who had lost their units. Your classic SNAFU.

Berlin - EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB, CO-OP. Basically this is the "Little Beirut" section of the "Plutonic Relationships" level of D-Day V1.1 with some enhancements for net play. This is a very large net map meant to support 8 players. The hill is in the center of the street. All starting points are by weapon stashes, run down stairs to gather ammo for the particular weapons you found upstairs. Try playing this in teams with a lot of people. Defend your turf or   go door to door taking the city WWII style. This is a good map to play team KTMWTB. Tri-teleporters work like this: teleporter to your right will take you from building to building clockwise, teleporter to the left will take you from building to building counter clockwise, center teleporter will take you outside the buildings. Form your raiding parties, bind your legs and arms and scream while teleporting. It unnerves your victims.

The History:

The fall of Berlin. The Soviet counteroffensive launched at Stalingrad slowly threw back the Germans along the entire front from Leningrad to Sevastopol. During the autumn of 1944 the crushing Red advance forced the Nazis to withdraw from the Balkans. In January 1945 the Russians pushed across the German frontier.   On April 21 the Red Army attacked Berlin. Here the Nazis offered their last bitter resistance, defending the city with all their dying strength. But on May 2 the Soviet forces completed the conquest of the burned and battered German capital in the final decisive action in the European theater.

Nagasaki - EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. This is where I discovered the new technology. I went nuts with it and put something impossible in every room. I rather overused it but I was so blown away when I first found it. This is designed for up to 8 players. The hill is in the center of the central room. Again all guns are found grouped together. Each room has a   different major weapon in it. The SPNKR room is a SPNKR arena, shotguns are in a dark room where limited vision is compensated by the wide dispersal of shot etc. Rumor has it that while you fight your petty fight the Americans are on their way with a secret weapon. Be the first one on your block to become a "permanent sidewalk shadow"!

The History:

During July 1945, B-29 Superfortresses from the Marianas flew 1,200 sorties a week against the Japanese homeland. Other planes from Okinawa and Iwo Jima joined into the aerial assault. Meanwhile the Third Fleet sailed boldly into the enemy's coastal waters and hammered targets with its guns and planes. On August 6 an atomic bomb was dropped   on Hiroshima, shattering about three fifths of the city. A second atomic bomb hit Nagasaki three days later, causing even greater destruction. Russia entered the war August 8 and attacked the Japanese in Manchuria. On August 10, 1945, the Japanese sued for peace. The agreed to surrender terms on the 15th. (This date was august 14 in the United States.)

Ox Snard - EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. This is the only American city in the NetPak I PROMISE! No more American cities. Never again! This is it. Not even one more. You have my solemn word on this. This should play 4-5 people OK. This needs some directions to operate. All weapons are found with their ammo in discrete places. Everybody starts down stairs near some heavy weapon and ammo. The draw to the upstairs is the hill and a power up. A teleport in the Assault rifle room will take you up to a room you can quietly teleport into, take the elevator up and you are overlooking the hill, the small platform under the flickering light thingy. The teleport in the lava pit   room will take you up to the power up ledge overlooking the hill. The western switch will briefly raise the lava in the lava pit. Good for flushing out people who like to stay in the dark shotgun room and the teleport platform area. The eastern switch is weapons only and it operates a crushing platform protecting the red power up. To get rockets you have to jump into the lava pit. The rockets are on the platforms, the platforms are tuned to bring you back up without lava damage if you do it right. Run off one platform side towards the other platform side. You are caught and come up with rockets.

The History:

Fred Billy Bob Swartz and Nellie Jean Jane Howser had a really big argument here during WWII so it   gets into the NetPak. Nellie is STILL in a snit, that is how big it was.

The Bulge - EMFH, KOTH, KTMWTB. Straight forward carnage in a small arena. Bring your own   bandaids. Check out the window room. That ain't possible! The platform there has split polys too!

The History:

On December 16, 1944 the Nazis launched a furious counterattack in the Ardennes. While overcast skies grounded Allied planes 24 German divisions drove a bulge 60 miles wide and 45 miles deep into the American lines. Part of this success was won by a specially trained unit that wore American uniforms and drove captured American vehicles. The Germans, however, were finally halted by heroic resistance. The 1st, 2nd, 4th and 9th Infantry divisions held the shoulders of the bulge at Monschau and Echternach.   Other brave stands were made at St Vith by the 7th Armored Division and at Bastogne by the 101st Airborne Division and Combat Command B of the 10th Armored. On December 26 the 4th Armored Division relieved encircled Dastogne, ending the crisis. The First and Third armies eliminated the bulge during January. The Nazis lost 220,000 men and 1,400 tanks and assault guns. Allied Casualties totaled 40,000

Thom's Trailer - EMFH. Here is another American city map. OK... so I lied. Get a grip. Clinton does it every day. This city is actually just outside the city limits of San Antonio Texas. This is a two player novelty map. The only thing to slow you down are the tornadoes that seem to plague the trailer park Thom lives in. The crushing death (tornado) is to put the field on an even footing about once every minute. With the close proximity, lack of cover and the ability of a player to suck up most of the ammo   this is needed for more than just a gag. How can you have a trailer with out some dogs fighting in the yard? After firing a shot, look out the window. Make sure you have ALIENS TURNED ON. I thought this one up when Thom (one of my beta testers) was complaining about Ox Snard being too big and not enough shotgun ammo. I thought, "OK butt wipe, I guess you are used to shotgun fights in your trailer". The rest is history.

Said History:

fffnnnnnarrrrrffffffnnnnn... oh sorry. I just blew a snot bubble. Ummmmmm history history history... errrrrr... The year is 1943. You are over at your redneck friend Thom's trailer drinking beer. He is desolate because the health department had his old cars hauled off and his lawn mowed. (You can see the carnage outside the window.) You are there to console him and help him drown his sorrows in   Tree Frog Beer. After a couple of cases of beer he insults your cousin. You ain't about to let no man talk that way about your wife so you get into a loud argument with him. This soon escalates into a slug fest and it is not long before you make use of all those shotguns Thom has laying around his trailer that he found in his yard after it got mowed.

Version 1.1
Skully thinks you are French!

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 This is a painless 312K download. Although this is a map designed for network play, Version 1.1 adds the ability to play solo against computer net opponents. Use it just to have fun, or if you are sinister like me, practice your timing and distances etc in each level and then steamroller your friends later in those same levels during net play.

And you think YOUR commute is hell
An enemy's evil country lane is destroyed

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