View Full Version : Saber lock

11-12-2003, 06:08 PM
In SP and/or MP, I have yet to see a saber lock. Is this a known bug?

11-12-2003, 06:34 PM
I get saber locks on a regular basis patch or no patch. I am even beginning to win at them more often. It really does depend on how you fight and if connect at the right moment

11-12-2003, 06:58 PM
I haven't experienced a saberlock in MP for *ages*, so presumably it's about how you use your saber. A lot of other people very rarely see them, but I noticed one happening to someone else in a duel server a few hours ago, so it DOES happen.

11-12-2003, 09:01 PM
Remember in MP they are only available in Duel, Powerduel (I think...) and Saber Challenges / Private Duels (in FFA).

You can change the frequencey of locks and turn them on/off with cvars too...

11-13-2003, 12:52 AM
Convenient- they're the only games I play. :)

11-13-2003, 01:09 AM
saberlock rules, ever do the one w/ dual saber where:

while in saber lock w/ saber in right hand, you throw the other in a circle around your back and it comes back to slice them in half, looks sooooo cool.

If you use dual use attack 2 in saber lock, i think thats how I did it, or it is completely random, not sure.

Single saber has some cool ones as well.


Sam Fisher
11-13-2003, 01:37 AM
Ehehe... I think you people are forgetting that on a lot of the servers, saber locks have been disabled.


11-13-2003, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by Sam Fisher
Ehehe... I think you people are forgetting that on a lot of the servers, saber locks have been disabled.


And there are lock fight servers where there is always
saber lock when sabers hit...

11-13-2003, 09:31 AM
In SP, I get alot of locks in the custom "ladder" levels...obviously this is inherent to how these levels have been coded

I play MP mainly against BOTS, I very seldom get them there

In standard SP I have had them very rarely as well

..there is of course a console command, if you are a big fan of the lock !


11-13-2003, 02:54 PM
I occasionally get saberlocks in both MP and SP - And dread them :rolleyes:

They look awesome, but trying to outclick a guy using his mousewheel as an extra attack button is... well, let's just say I lose saberlocks often :D

In SP I enjoy saberlocks very much, although when playing the game on Jedi Master I often lose because of the AI's fast "button mashing". Actually, the funniest way of dying for me in SP is when I lose a saberlock to a reborn w. dual sabers - and he proceeds cuts my head off and then kicks my body across the room :p

11-13-2003, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Sam Fisher
Ehehe... I think you people are forgetting that on a lot of the servers, saber locks have been disabled.


Yeah, it sucks too. ; )

which servers are you refering, I can't ever find any w/ the saber lock value higher than default. (1)

Does anybody know if there is a way to enable saber lock in ffa w/ out having to be in a private duel?


11-13-2003, 11:20 PM
In SP, I have yet to have a saber lock. I'm not looking to get a lock all the time, but I'd would like to to have it happen occasionally. Not sure why it won't work for me. :confused:

11-15-2003, 05:31 AM
server DarkMatter-Public 1

Finally I found some people who see the fun ( and realism) in saber locks!!

Saberlocks can happen in any game mode depending on server settings. I can even make them happen all the time -lol.

I have been experimenting with several saber variables on the server side for 2 weeks now. I think I have finally found the right balance.

First of all there is a command g_saberlockfactor <1-20> that sets the frequency of saber locks. I have my server set to
g_saberlockfactor 7 ( 4 in duel ) ; g_saberlocking 1; and g_saberdamagescale 2. This makes the sabers more powerful and requires more skillful use of the saber. I have experimented with other variables and am still trying to figure out ways to make saber combat a bit more realistic. some other commands made locks occur every single time you hit anothersaber ( g_debugsaberlocks 1, g_saberlockrandomness 1) hopefully someone will figure these out soon and share the knowledge.

be careful with these settings thay can really get annoying. For Example ,I couldnt figure out why noone joined my server until i realized that saber combat was ALL saberlocks (lol). I figured out the cause and corrected it but hey i learned alot in the process.
my server is still a work in progress so feedback is essential.
I have room for 14 or so on my server ( and i still have probs with the master server- so add me to your favorites.) and would be glad to go pure saber/ limited force if I had enough interest.

stop by www.planethaven.net/jediacademy to get the server information- updates on server settings.

Please stop by and let me know how you guys like it. I have disabled some force powers and some weapons.

send feedback to xintar@planethaven.net

If you are an admin and intersted in helping admin my server please let me know, I could use a hand.

Darth_Nemesis, Admin, DarkMatter Public 1

11-15-2003, 06:00 PM
Do those work in SP too? 'Cause I just did a quick test with 'em and there seemed to be no difference. I'd really like to see more locks...