Today (11/19/99), Hasbro Interactive
released the first patch for Nerf ArenaBlast™, the Nerf first-person-shooter computer game. The
patch features various fixes, all detailed in the description
below. If you would like to cut to the chase, check out the
patch's download locations here.
The ArenaBlast Version
1.1 Patch includes a number of improvements. The most noticeable are:
-Direct3D and Nvidia graphic problems have been fixed
-Disruption of full game servers by demo logon attempts has been
-Multiplayer character setup is now saved and stable
-Disconnection from play in multiplayer when you hit the menu esc has
-Flying players coming out of tunnel in Amateur have been eliminated
-Team Multiplayer has been improved and re-organized to two team default
-Qualifying point values shown on doors for bonus levels have been fixed
-Various improvements have been made to AI character behavior
-Multiplayers moving before start buzzer in PointBlast has been fixed
-Problems with International Versions of Windows
-There have been some reports of difficulty playing ArenaBlast on
non-English versions of Windows. We've made changes in the patch that
can help with these problems. However, if you still are unable to
install or play ArenaBlast correctly on a non-English version of
Windows, try creating a folder (e.g. Nerf ) on your hard drive. Then
copy the contents of the ArenaBlast CD into the folder you've created.
From within the System folder just copied over, double click on the
Nerf.exe application. This should permit you to play the game and avoid
installation/path related problems that some have seen.
-New Team Game Improvements
Team games now are set to permit two teams to play against one another.
(See the next section on how to change the default two team setting).
Team play is started from the Menu Multiplayer Start Server page, as
before. In the default settings, the two teams are the Twisters, (in
Orange and Blue uniforms) and the Tycoons, (in Red and Black). If you
log on to a Team Game server setup in the usual way and have set your
character to be one of the Twisters or Tycoons, you will be placed on
the team of your choice as the character you've chosen.
However, if you log on to team server with your multiplayer character
set to a player from a different team than those playing, you'll be
assigned to the team with the least number of players, and your
character will be changed to a player from that team.
In this way, team balances will tend to be maintained, and each player
will be clearly recognizable as a member of the team he's playing with.
If you want to change teams, go into the menu's multiplayer player
setup, and select a character from the team you want to change to. Then
click on the "Find games" tab and press Play. You'll be
reconnected to the game as the new team member you selected and your
team will be changed to your selected character's team.
-New Options for Setting Up Team Game Servers for Advanced Users
The usual (default) number of teams in a team game is two. This number
can be changed by editing the Nerf.ini file and changing MaxTeams=2 to
the desired number of teams under each gametype you want affected by the
change. For BallBlast, look for [NerfI.TeamScavengerHuntGame] and change
the MaxTeams number a few lines under that heading. For PointBlast, look
for [NerfI.TeamGame], and SpeedBlast look for [NerfI.TeamArenaRaceGame].
Below the MaxTeams setting in each area, you'll see lines like these:
This is the order that the teams are assigned as you increase the number
of teams that can play in a team game. For example, if you want a four
team PointBlast game with the Luna, Orbiteers, Tycoons, and Barracudas,
you'd go into your Nerf\System folder, open Nerf.ini in a text editor,
look for the [NerfI.TeamGame] heading, then in the few lines after,
change the value shown to MaxTeams=4.
Below that, you'd change the TeamColor order to:
The number of players permitted on each team is the total number of
players permitted in the game divided by the number of teams. In other
words, if in the Start Server Menu you set Max Players to 20, and you
have set up a 4 team game, there can be up to 5 players on each team.
Nerf® ArenaBlast™ is a
first-person-shooter computer game developed by Hasbro
Interactive/Atari. It features colorful levels, cool items, and
ten Nerf Blasters.
Patch for full version of game:
Patch: Full Ver. 1.0 to 1.1 (FilePlanet)
ArenaBlast™: Patch it up.