Here is a great little map by Sonik which you don't see much these days.
Out of Business is a small, urban street style map which is a busy little map. What I mean by that is the more you play it the more places you seem to find that you hadn't noticed before. Or you work out how to get somewhere that you didn't know you could get to or never knew how to get there.
There are lots of places to fight, in the street, on the rooftops inside the buildings etc, and there are ample weapons and items.
This map has been added to the Newskool Fragfest server :)
Kingpin has always had a large percentage of people willing to put their time and effort into making Kingpin a better game and keep it varied and interesting.
2016 is no different. Even though the game is nearly seventeen years old now we still have people like Fredz, Monkey Harris, The Ghost, Hypov8, [M] and others still working away to keep Kingpin alive and in fact better than it's ever been.
An example of this is the new Kingpin server browser [M] has just released. Some info about it from the man himself:-
As I am running the server list anyway, I wrote a first version of a “client” for it.
It’s a win32 executable that reads the current server list from my list server, then writes a DOS batch and executes that.
(The batch creates a menu from the current server list so you can join. It also gives you current map and number of players.)
It’s super simple (!), but it seems to work well…and is completely independent from qtracker or gs working!
Just unzip the file to your kingpin directory and run from there.
You can download the [M] server browser from his site here.
Every now and again I find an older Bagman map that I think we should try out on the current BM servers.
Team Mole is one of those maps.
Team Mole is a smallish Bagman map by Gravedigger. It's two bases separated by an open area with lots of crates and barrels and an old shack in the centre. The shack is the money drop and also contains lots of ammo and armour and other items.
It has ample weapons in the base areas in side rooms. The safes are opened by switches in the area above the safe rooms. Once you use the switch you jump down a hole to get to the safe room.
There are three ways between the bases which are, through the middle open area, or either side of the map there are passages containing rairoad tracks where you can ride on a flatbed carriage between both bases or run down the passages if you prefer :)
One of the players we were playing death match with today, Kuntz, was looking for a skin he used to wear more than ten years ago. With the help of Killa I was able to locate the skin which is the custom runt skin called mr blobby.
We had the skin but the zip was set up so you had to manually place all the files in their correct folders. I have updated the zip and uploaded it again so now you only have to extract the files from the zip to your kingpin folder.
If you want to see what kuntz looks like when playing online then download the mr blobby skin from here.
Once you download the file make sure GSLite isn't running and then do the following:-
Locate the folder where you have gamespylite located (probably kingpin/gslite or kingpin/gamespy).
Extract the gspylitefavors.txt from the zipfile you just downloaded into this folder. If you already have a gspylitefavors.txt it will overwrite it so make a copy of your old one beforehand if you want to.
Now start up GSLite and click on Favourites and all the currently running servers should be listed.
Here are the rest of the skins that Titleist made. They are for the bitch and the runt model. One skin for the bitch called acl and two bitch heads. Two runt skins called biker (from Quake 30 and a nice scary looking clown skin.
As you are probably aware QTracker and Gamespylite are currently down.
But if you have all the servers added to your Favorites in Gamespylite you can still connect to the servers.
If you don't currently have any favorites [M] has a page which lists the IPs for all the current Kingpin servers here.
The servers will only be listed if QTracker is up so I suggest doing it as soon as QTracker & GSlite are back.
Just go to that page and copy and paste all the IP address which are listed.
Make sure you don't have GSlite running. If it is shut it down.
Now go to the folder where you have GSlite installed and you should see a text file called gspylitefavors.
Just click on it to open in notepad and paste all the IP addresses. Save the file.
Restart GSlite and click on Favorites and all the servers will now be listed.
If you don't already have a text file called gspylitefavors just open notepad, copy all the IP addresses into it and save it as gspylitefavors in the folder where you have GSlite installed.
Update 7th May
QTracker/GSlite are now working again which is great. So this would be a good time to make sure you have all the servers in your GSlite Favorites so next tiem this happens you will still be able to see all the servers.