Buffs mutator does not do anything in default maps
The buffs mutator (
g_buffs) does nothing in all default maps, 0.8.2.
How to reproduce:
- Reset ALL settings
- Click Multiplayer tab, Create button, Mutators button
- Click Buffs checkbox
- Start any official map
EXPECTED: Buffs appear somewhere ACTUAL: Buffs appear nowhere
So basically this checkbox is useless?
I was told the buffs thing indeed does nothing cuz none of the official maps (as far I know) support buffs. But there's a trick: To actually enable buffs, you can enable
g_buffs_replace_powerups. This works, but this setting is very deeply hidden. And offering a checkbox that does nothing in vanilla installs doesn't make sense.
To make the “Buffs” checkbox actually useful, I suggest to change the meaning of
- 0: Don't replace powerups
- 1: Always replace powerups
- 2 (new!): Replace powerups if map does not support buffs (new default)
That way, the checkbox in the Mutator menu will actually become useful in vanilla installs and new players wouldn't be forced to delve deep into the cvar jungle. :)