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XIII 04-14-2002 11:27 PM

MP cheat ?? THIS SUX
hi guys,

I hosted my standard NTS Duel Server/NF/Sabres only on BGJ. After some rounds a guy joined (NO I won't give his name) who was partly invisible and I don't mean the 'ghost' skinn but really invisible. All u can see were the ingnited Lightsabre and his hands. You of course see it comming: he only ingnited the sabre seldom or when attacking.

If this was told be4 in a topic I appologize but I haven't found it. Can someone please fill me in? Is this a cheat or a skinn I encounterd?

I made a change to my server setup yesterday because I couldn't host the day before on the zone. I put the option 'Pure Server' off. I have been downloading skinns lately and I was wondering if it works this way. Another question might be: does 'Pure Server' effect the visibility of my skinns. Or in more understanding english: can some1 still see my skinn if I host a Pure Server AND put download to clients 'off'.

I hope some1 can fill me in.

btw: after I threarend to kick the player he changed to a normal player. (and lets say... he didn't stay long :))

Thanks for reading and hopefully reacting,


XIII aka


NTS website

Marauder Moe 04-14-2002 11:30 PM

Its a skin that Raven left in for some reason. Hopefully they will include in the patch making it so you can't select it on a non-cheats multiplayer server.

TripLe 04-14-2002 11:31 PM

its a model, already in game.

you can use it, he can use it, anyone else can use it.

chill, its not a cheat.

mett 04-14-2002 11:31 PM

I believe I heard something before about there being a skin of just kyle's hands... Somebody used it and mentioned it here before. I could be wrong, so somebody else pitch in.

Valdarious 04-14-2002 11:32 PM

Leave the pure server on. That skin he is using is a skin that you can select in the console, so the people either have to warn him about kicking him or use force default models(kicking seems more appropriate since why force everyone to use defaults). You can still use all your custom skins on a pure server. Everything the server has is considered pure when you do this.

DigitalVapor 04-14-2002 11:35 PM

LOL!!! That is soooo funny! I was just thinking about making that very skin mod!!! I thought it would be cool. can anyone tell me what the command to use it is?

CheshireKat 04-14-2002 11:40 PM

You can find it if you dig through the Paks, though I won't give it out directly, but there is no way of keeping someone from using it since it is built into the game for some reason.

I wish Raven would have thought a little harder about this before they put it into the game.

Morgans Ghost Skin doesnt bother me though, since he's plain to see. And all the Reborn Skin Extras are very cool.

Solo4114 04-14-2002 11:44 PM

I'm sorry, but the argument about this not beign cheating is crap. It's a cheat. It should be disabled. Raven guys said that it wasn't supposed to be in the game and shouldn't be accessible. It's a cheat.

Caster 04-14-2002 11:52 PM


Originally posted by TripLe
its a model, already in game.

you can use it, he can use it, anyone else can use it.

chill, its not a cheat.

Not calling it a cheat is just stupid. It makes 95% of your body invisible and throws off your opponents concentration and gives them a huge disadvantage.

How is that not a cheat? Because you can use it too? You're not suppose to use it in the first place or else they would've mentioned it in the manual or readme files. The only way the lame cheaters found it was by searching through the *.pak3 files which is something programmers do not expect the average player to do. If you were suppose to use it, it would be selectable from the Player Settings configurations screen.

Those arms are actually the skin you use/see when you play the single player game in 1st Person View (As opposed to 3rd Person View). Other then that, it's not meant to be used in multiplayer in the first place and is only put in the game to be used in single player.


BCanr2d2 04-14-2002 11:56 PM

It's the model that is used for Kyle's hands when in first person mode when using the light saber in SP.

Personally I find it a cheat, just like strafe jumping/bunny hopping. Just because it is in the games files, or is a bad prt of the games physics doesn't mean you have to use it. I thought SW was more about chivalry and honour, obviously the Sith amongst you out there don't believe in that.
If you want to just kill, play Q3, if you want to at least try and play in the spirit of the game, then by all means play JO with the rest of us.

Executor32 04-15-2002 12:00 AM

For the last time, there is a reason the skin is in the game! The skin is used for the first-person view of the saber! This has been stated in many different threads, but everyone keeps ignoring it. The statement that "Raven guys said that it wasn't supposed to be in the game and shouldn't be accessible" is either a misquote or a flat-out lie, since as I said, the skin is supposed to be there, it just wasn't meant to be used in multiplayer.
The only reason this is a problem is that a bunch of lamers decided they should use the skin to their advantage. Since this has proved to be such a problem, I'm certain Raven will fix this in the first patch, most likely just making it an invalid skin in multiplayer.
Now that I think about it, this may be the reason that you can't use the lightsaber in first-person mode in MP, as I believe the first person LS command just changes your skin to that one in SP. There's no good way to tell, though, so I'm not sure.

Wake 04-15-2002 01:29 AM

type Model kyle/fpls2 in the console to turn to that skin...

GooglyMoogly 04-15-2002 01:40 AM

DORK..don't post the skin here!!!

MankaCat 04-15-2002 02:01 AM

DORK! better everyone knows than only a few having an advantage

Crack 6K 04-15-2002 02:37 AM

What the hell are you talking about? Do you know what happened to D2: LOD? EVERYONE knew how to dupe, and the game DIED as a result. Do you want that to happen to JO??? SHUT UP!!!! Admins, delete this thread, please.

Frumpus 04-15-2002 03:48 AM

hmm. I don't think it would matter if the admins deleted this thread. :(

People want what they can't have, and want to do what they're told they CAN\T do, if this thread is deleted,. .. SOMEbody is just gonna try to repost the information .. . and spread the word,. . . and repost. .etc. etc.

I can't stand cheating - even taking advantage of the shortcomings of a game. I can't stand that some people don't see how this CHEAT may ruin the game for others, but it's clear they've rationalized to themselves somehow.

If this thread is deleted, great, but I really don't think it'll have the opposite effect desired.

RpTheHotrod 04-15-2002 03:55 AM

lol Wake, I feel sorry for the poor newbie that types in THAT command.

Time for Mr. Desktop. The new improved version of alt-f4

EDIT- Reason why it doe scrash, was because the devs originally DID put a model (I believe it was a different version of those "crabs" in singleplayer) but later was removed. However, the model command was still in the files. Once you type it in, the game crashes due to a "model not found" error, or something along those lines. Just lazy developers, or forgot to remove it.

DerthNader 04-15-2002 06:20 AM

If anyone uses that skin on the EED server, thwy will be kicked.

That is all.

Raze 04-15-2002 08:44 AM

Just remove the skin from the server-side pk3's.. That should do it, no?

[Edit: Ooh, look, I am a pit droid.. is that a good thing, yes?]

XIII 04-15-2002 10:33 AM

thx for the info guys
thx for info guys,

I later realised it wasn't a cheat because the guy really fast changed in another skinn. However I still think it is lame.

No honor. No skill and No fun.

For the records,

the next person tries it on my server will be kicked as well without warning,

thx for reacting every1,

happy hunting and check six,


NTS Website

PurplWulf 04-15-2002 10:41 AM

similiar models and skins were made for H2 and used by lamers to gain the upperhand, you can either remove the model from the server side pk3 as mentioned above, or a better option I found is to replace it with a model that's nice and solid, and make a really bright skin for it so they stand out even more.

there's nothing more fun than watching someone who thinks they're invisible try and taunt you and snipe you, when you see everything they are doing, and can blast them anyways.

the purple one

Wake 04-15-2002 01:06 PM


Originally posted by Crack 6K
What the hell are you talking about? Do you know what happened to D2: LOD? EVERYONE knew how to dupe, and the game DIED as a result. Do you want that to happen to JO??? SHUT UP!!!! Admins, delete this thread, please.
this isnt exactly duping.. its just a skin... and at least theres a fix... thank you MankaCat ... thats the EXACT reason i posted that here.

:bdroid1: :band: :c3po: :confused: :

DigitalVapor 04-15-2002 01:11 PM

What I want to do is figure out how to make a skin of the Semi-Invisible shadowtrooper. That looked extremely cool and if anyone knows what texture is used for the blue swirl effect it shows please tell me.

aletoledo 04-15-2002 02:37 PM

thank-you wake for posting how to do it. I was mostly interested in the console command to change the skin....but I agree that everyone should know how to do it and not just a select few.

actually the last time I saw someone using that skin, I killed them repeatedly. its kinda like the one-hit-kill strong stance move, if people are aware about the move/skin, it loses the majority of its effectiveness.

FlashFearless 04-15-2002 03:18 PM

couldn't somebody make and release a replacement model for that skin? somethign bright and shiny would be good...

Then every time some guy thinks "hahaha i r leet" he'd actually be plainly visible

UniKorn 04-15-2002 03:37 PM

Just put force_models on and it is no longer of use. It is a shame though, I saw it happen myself too, but I thought it was some jedi skill. I'm just gonna put force_models on, and the problems are gone :D

Kurgan 04-15-2002 04:04 PM

I'm positive it will be removed in the next patch.


couldn't somebody make and release a replacement model for that skin? somethign bright and shiny would be good...

Then every time some guy thinks "hahaha i r leet" he'd actually be plainly visible
This could easily done client side.. so that you see a shiny skin, whereas everyone else sees the default one. Just make a new model/skin with the same file name in your pk3 file(s).

Cassiel_Blaize 04-16-2002 07:40 PM

If people want to get into semantics then technically using ANY model outside of the ones on the character selection screen is, to an extent, cheating. You're using an undocumented console command to use a model not available for general selection. The way I personally see it, you can either download new skins and petition the host to copy them onto the server or you can wait for the SDK and people releasing new models. Anything else is, to use a roleplaying term, munchkinism.


Jedi_Overlord 04-16-2002 07:49 PM

I haven't seen too many people use it, but really, it's not an issue. You can boot anyone who uses it, and it only works on a devmap enabled server anyway.

jockeyonrocket 04-16-2002 07:53 PM

I know you are all on the hand model thing, but i saw someone post earlier about morgan katarn's ghost model... i was wondering how you get that skin for MP, i looked around in the PK file but i really didn't look hard enough, and i know at least one person posting on this thread knows, so please help me out. thanks

Zek 04-16-2002 08:08 PM

I use the Reborn/Boss skin in multiplayer because I think it looks much cooler than the default orange skin. How is that cheating? It gives me no advantage in the slightest. Even the headless model is really just for laughs. The hands model, however, gives you a HUGE advantage in duels, and I'll be extremely disappointed if it isn't disallowed in multiplayer next patch(though I hope they either leave in the other console-only ones or make them selectable).

Essobie 04-16-2002 08:33 PM


Originally posted by TripLe
its a model, already in game.

you can use it, he can use it, anyone else can use it.

chill, its not a cheat.

Depends on your definition of "cheat". In the most general of definitions found in most dictionaries, using this model (that isn't actually found in the UI, btw) is in fact, cheating.

Let's look at a couple found on

1. To deceive by trickery; swindle
2. To mislead; fool

Both of these would encompass the ability of someone that is not as visible as someone else on the server of a game where being INvisible is the effect of a particular aspect of regular game play (i.e. Mind Trick).

Okay so yes, given the tools available (as in, the console and the model command) one could use any model that the game ALLOWS you to use on a cheat protected server.

That doesn't make the intentions of the individual using this model any less of a "cheater" who is specifically attempting to decieve, swindle, or fool other players on the server to not see all of their bounding box.

I've already given this information out before on other threads talking about this model, but I think it's important to repeat it here on another popular thread that is parroting many of the same posts:

All you have to do when someone uses this model, is simply bring down the console (hit Shift+`) and type in "/cg_forcemodels 1" and hit enter.

If I remember correctly, you won't even need to do a vid_restart... you can just hold down your +showscores key for a couple of seconds and everyone's model will be changed to the one that YOU are using. If this is wrong, simply bring down the console again, type in "vid_restart" and hit enter and then wait a few seconds.

And as always, you will also recieve a bit of a frames per second bonus since you don't have a bunch of models and skins loaded into ram.


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