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How to practice pipe aim

Created 27th June 2013 @ 17:22

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MightyMe

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edit: due to some tf2 updates the versions of sourcemod & metamod as posted before don’t work. Here is a link to the /addons folder that i use on my server and it works as of 26/07/2013
addons.rar (8.9 MB)
http://goo.gl/DFhDLx

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I’ve had this idea in my head for a while but last night i won a demo 1v1 mge cup so i guess now is the right time to make this topic.

Here’s a video explaining how to use this training method and showing short footage of me actually playing it: http://www.twitch.tv/mightytv/b/422534013
Skip to 13:30 to see the map itself and explanation of the training

This training method focuses on improving your pipe aim in general; especially tracking, juggling and reaction time.

You will fight against a computer played bot, in a round arena, with unlimited ammo and fast respawn time
– Class of the bot can be changed to any of the 9 classes
– Respawntime can be adjusted to your own preference
– Health can be set from 1 to anything

The reason why I like this training method a lot is because you are not dependent on any real player wanting to play vs you, or their skill level, or server performance.
This method is perfectto quickly warm up your pipe aim before you have a scrim or a match, or just to improve your pipe aim in general.

Requirements:
– Sourcemod*
– Metamod*
– Directs map (credits to Lange(?) for originally adding this map to the mge_training series and credits to LeSwordfish from tf2maps.net for extracting the map for me)
– Some cfg files
– Unlimited ammo script

*[spoiler]Sourcemod & Metamod are optional for Fast Respawn & Max Health plugin. Without these 2 plugins you will not respawn faster than 4 seconds and you are not able to adjust the health of your enemy. Therefore it is highly recommended to download and install these two programs.[/spoiler]

You can watch the video that I posted above, or you can follow these steps to “install” this method:

EASY WAY (includes Sourcemod + Metamod)
1. Download Connecting pipes like a plumber.rar (9.2 MB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!epJV0KKb!YmCsSwZLbA8PN0gHGScI82Y7K8UU8YODWZv7V3B11QE

2. Extract all files to C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommonTeam Fortress 2tf
3. Add –insecure to launch options of Team Fortress 2
4. Type map directs in console while in team fortress 2 main menu
5. Type exec directsready in console
6. Type exec resup in console
7. Play
(8. Personally i prefer to play directs without hitsound and autoreload, because you don’t need either one of them in here. Type cl_autoreload 0 and tf_dingaling 0 in console to disable autoreload and hitsound)

SIMPLE WAY (NO Instant respawn & NO Health changer)
1. Download Connecting pipes like a plumber2.rar (226 KB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!ShhjHCDI!bcEx0TlUa9whvGtze4CEhGFAdW1u8KjSdET3MEKRQJQ

2. Extract all files to C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommonTeam Fortress 2tf
3. Type map directs in console while in team fortress 2 main menu
4. Type exec directsready in console
5. Type exec resup in console
6. Play

HARD WAY* (Use this method to be 100% sure that Sourcemod & Metamod are working)
1. Install MetaMod:

Installing Metamod:Source
SourceMod runs using Metamod:Source. You will need to install Metamod in order for SourceMod to work.
http://www.metamodsource.net/ The download link is located on the left side of the webpage. Make sure to pick the proper operation system (Windows on a Windows server, Linux on a Linux server, and so on).
Put the content of the zip into your game’s root folder. You should now have an “addons” folder in your game’s root folder.
In order for the game to recognise Metamod, you need a vdf file. http://www.metamodsource.net/?go=vdf Select the game you wish to install Metamod for, then click the generate button.
Once the metamod.vdf file has downloaded, copy it into your “addons” folder.
You have now successfully installed Metamod!

2. Install SourceMod:

Installing SourceMod
Once you have installed Metamod:Source, there will be an “addons” folder in your server’s game root.
Download SourceMod http://www.sourcemod.net/downloads.php (make sure to pick the proper operation system).
Place the content of the zip into your server’s game root.
You have now successfully installed SourceMod!

3. Download cfg.rar (683 B)
https://mega.co.nz/#!nhg0hQZb!P573Gi-S0QqETWp6VcTvBWYkccEUTfpGpawkrnLUgvI

4. Extract all files to C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommonTeam Fortress 2tfcfg
5. Download maps.rar (92 KB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!uohnGJiB!TUNn6R6xvcD9oY3JBibLhjtIDtdxGqET8WlUYELMcvg

6. Extract all files to C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommonTeam Fortress 2tfmaps
7. Download scripts.rar (2 KB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!ms5iETDK!TvkkEUvADTnYbus07awtNS6IQgNgveS8qB_bPOc-8zU

8. Extract all files to C:Program FilesSteamsteamappscommonTeam Fortress 2tfscripts
9. Add –insecure to launch options of Team Fortress 2
10. Type map directs in console while in team fortress 2 main menu
11. Type exec directsready in console
12. Type exec resup in console
13. Play
*If there are any issues with installing Metamod/Sourcemod please refer to http://wiki.alliedmods.net/Installing_SourceMod as I can not help you with this issue.

I hope that this method works for you, and that it helps you improve your aim. If you have any questions, feel free to reply here and I will look into it.

Happy plumbing!


Last edited by MightyMe,

quintosh

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Nein

you can remove the http :/ /www. and add [ LINK ] tags


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Blinky

You forgot this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlCRfTmBSGs

tavi

NGOLO
STACK

Really helpfull, thanks!

Casual

prtyboiz
T⑨

quote this post to see how it’s done


Last edited by Casual,

SiTeHBu0mbb

DOWN

Looks very interesting, any way of randomizing the bot class spawn?

peach

TC.Potat

awsome stuff, thanks :3

MightyMe

UbeR

Quoted from SiTeHBu0mbb

Looks very interesting, any way of randomizing the bot class spawn?

Put this in directsready.cfg (or type in console:

tf_bot_force_class “”
tf_bot_keep_class_after_death 0

SiTeHBu0mbb

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Quoted from MightyMe

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Put this in directsready.cfg (or type in console:

tf_bot_force_class “”
tf_bot_keep_class_after_death 0

Very cool, I’ll use it as warmup tonight!

OldSpic3

4SKINGS

very helpful,thanks!

bub

I don’t know did I do something wrong but my ammo is replenished but hp is always 175 and same with the bot

Vlijm

GoT<3
Soup!

ho_eens

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DGB

song name at 18:00 ?

rytis

PrettyGay

this is amazing :D

bub

When starting after typing “exec directsready”, game spawns a scout bot and I want to play against demoman without wasting time. How I can fix this? Also HP is always 175 and sometimes resup doesn’t work

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