Gummelt of Raven
posted on the Strategy
Shack forums on 7/12/02, also various comments paraphrased)
Saber Handling in both CTF and Duels, without
using Mods or Cheats
of various console commands can be used to customize the lightsaber
fighting experience in Multiplayer. Specifically there has
been some controversy over saber use in Duels and
Lightsaber Challenges (people usually wish to have
longer duels with lower damage and more blocking) and saber
use in CTF and FFA with other weapons (more
damage, usually less blocking than in Duels).
gives this advice:
"A reminder to dedicated server
runners: I recommend that you set g_saberTraceSaberFirst to
"1" only for duel modes, set it to "0"
for all other modes. This will make the saber combat last
longer (because blocks work more frequently) in duel mode,
but they will be shorter in other modes."
also says that g_SaberDamageScale 2 or 3
can be used for greater saber damage in non-Duel modes (like
CTF where other weapons are present). Whereas a value
of 1 is probably better for long-drawn out Duels.
a great many servers don't seem to realize how effective these
commands are. Jedi
Academy will use a similar principle. With default
settings, the sabers do more damage in non Duel modes, and
less in Duel. Thus both saber duelists and those who use sabers+guns+force
and play CTF should be happy.
should be noted, that these commands are best used in 1.04
version of the game (the last patch), which
also adds four new Duel maps to the game.