:: read me! ::
If you're new to tallyho!, or if you might want to download and install
tallyho, you can get started on this page here!
Find out what tallyho! is all about and Learn the basics of tallyho!
hunting. Read the instructions on how to install tallyho! the mutator on your PC and
Find out if you have everything you need to play tallyho.
It's all here in the readme!
:: intro ::
what is oWo.tallyho?
hunt prey. shoot prey. stay alive.
Ever wish that you could duke it out with the monsters from Unreal 1? Ever
wish that you could make killing monsters a REAL part of the game instead of just
"Ooo, look, CTF with monsters"?
Well, you've come to the right place!
Tallyho! is a mod that turns deathmatch, domination, or
CTF into a frenzied arcade-style
hunting contest. Tallyho! changes the focus of the game; the primary objective, the
way to win, and the only way to heal yourself, is to shoot and kill Unreal I creatures and
bots, instead of killing other players or capturing a flag or control point.
The action gets intense and scores can reach into the thousands (yes,
THOUSANDS) as you, or your team, frantically gather weapons, ammo and powerups and then
try to bag the biggest... the most dangerous... or just the most... prey on the map,
before other hunters get to 'em first.
And there's no breaks in the action or cruising to victory either! Why?
Well, When one minute is left in the game, all the score values DOUBLE! No lead is safe in
tallyho!; you have to stay sharp till the final bell!
Also, 'accidents' do happen and a hunter might just end up killing another
hunter. IT'S ALL PART OF THE GAME. And remember, if you choose to be a 'llama'*, a llama is EXACTLY
what you will be!
Read on to get a headstart and learn how to install and play tallyho! like a champ.
:: requirements ::
what you need to play
You need to have the following to play tallyho! on your computer.... you DO have a
In addition, I recommend that you have:
- At least 64 Megs of RAM, since all those monsters and sounds can take up lots of memory.
- A decent 3D card installed, so you can run at 640x480 or
- A fast hard drive, since load times are longer between levels, with all the extra
monster data coming in.
- A mouse so you can aim much quicker with it than the keyboard.
:: install ::
get those files where they belong
If you downloaded the UMOD file:
Simply open it and it launch the setup program; just confirm that it's about to install
it to the right place, and keep clicking 'Next' till it's done.
If it doesn't work, then that probably means:
- You didn't install UT on your system correctly.
- You copied UT onto your system instead of installing it.
- You're running UT on an OS
that doesn't run UMOD files (like Linux).
If for any reason you can't use the UMOD file, just download
the non-UMOD file instead, and follow the directions below.
If you downloaded the non-UMOD file:
- Unzip all the files and copy them to the SYSTEM folder, which should be inside your
UNREALTOURNAMENT (or whatever you called it) folder.
NOTE: You only need
to do steps 2-5 if you want to host multiplayer tallyho!
- Find your UNREALTOURNAMENT.INI file and open it.
- Find the section called [Engine.GameEngine] and add the following lines:
- Save the file, and you're done installing.
:: quickstart ::
start a game now
- Once you have TallyHo! installed on your system, fire up UT.
- Set up a Practice Session with these parameters:
- Gametype = Team Deathmatch
- Teams = 3
- Map = DM-Deck16][
- Bots = 8 , GodLike, Random
- Frag Limit = 0 < THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
Don't leave the frag limit at the default (30), or the game
will end as soon as someone kills one monster!!!!!
- Time Limit = 6 minutes
- Allow Translocator = YES
- Game Mode = Classic, Speed = 100%
- Don't forget to add the TallyHo! Mutator !!!!!
- Try adding the InstaGib Mutator too, if you're feeling up to it.
- Start the game.
Once the game starts, you will now be in an outrageous hunting
contest with 3 teams vying to rack up the most points before the time
Here's a quick lesson on how to play:
- Run around the level as fast as you can. find a Flak Cannon,
Pulse Gun, or more bullets.
- Find a monster to shoot and pump it full of lead. Watch your
score and health go through the roof. Repeat.
- Don't get hurt or die!!!! You'll lose lots of points.
- Don't kill the other hunters too many times, or you'll become a
If you want an in-depth tutorial, keep reading.
:: tutorial ::
a tallyho! tutorial
All right, so I bet you've tried to play tallyho! and now you're wondering what the
heck is going on with all those icons and circles and dots and numbers and stuff. Well,
I'll tell ya!
The basics of playing tallyho! are deceptively simple, just like tallyho!'s motto: hunt
prey. shoot prey. stay alive.
1. Hunt Prey.
Your first goal is to find Unreal I monsters, Unreal I bots, or
Lamers to shoot.
First, you need to run around the level looking for things to shoot (prey) and stuff to
shoot them with (weapons, ammo, powerups). The "Prey" are Unreal I monsters, or
Unreal I bots, or lamers who shoot other players instead of the Unreal I monsters/bots.
|How do you find prey? In
tallyho! that's easy. You have a 'motion tracker' that overlays your HUD. the little BLIPS are like radar that show you the direction to each
prey that you can't see because it's either too far or behind walls. The numbers tell you
the range from you to it. Then all you have to do is move toward the blip until you can
actually see your prey. If you can't see any prey from where you're standing, all you have
to do is look around, and your motion tracker will tell you where the booty is.
2. Shoot Prey.
Your second goal is to shoot PREY so you can score and win!
This is the only way you can score frags; It's also the only way to heal yourself.
Shooting prey earns you frags based on how much damage you do. The harder you hit
prey, the more frags you'll earn. You'll also get bonus points if you manage to get in the
kill shot. Whoever has the most frags at the end is the winner. Shooting prey also
increases your health, based on how OFTEN you hit your target, NOT how much damage you do.
A low-damage rapid-fire weapon heals you MUCH better than a big-damage slow-firing weapon.
Shooting other hunters is allowed, but you don't get any frags or health for killing them,
AND, if you kill too many hunters, YOU'LL become prey!
|So how can you tell if you're
shooting the right thing? When you can actually see a prey in front of you, it will be
framed by a RETICLE in your HUD, just like in the picture here. If it's close enough for
you to earn a kill bonus, you'll also see those white BONUS INDICATORS around the reticle.
If you see that reticle, don't hesitate; FIRE!
When you actually hurt
prey, the frags you earn will be displayed in a circle around your crosshair, called the
FRAGWHEEL. It makes a distinctive sound as well. You can see the fragwheel in purple in
this shot. The bigger the numbers are, the more frags you are scoring; the faster you make
the wheel go around, the faster you are healing. Pretty cool huh?
3. Stay Alive.
Your third goal is to avoid pain and death so you can keep your
REAL hunters aren't supposed to get hurt or die! Since when is it normal for a bunch of
people to go on a turkey shoot and get waxed by the turkeys!? If you hurt yourself, or a
prey hurts you, you'll LOSE frags based on the damage. If you are unskilled or unlucky
enough to DIE, you LOSE A LOT of frags, to the tune of 25% of your total score, or a flat
25 frags, whichever is higher. And YES, your score can become (way) less than zero if you
don't watch out. If your score is below zero, that's bad, because you won't be able
hurt other hunters, and thus, you won't be able to defend yourself against your evil
murderous hunter friends.
|If you get hurt and lose frags, the
fragwheel will show the damage in an alternate color. There's also a sound alerting you to
the fact that you're taking damage, and that you should move or something. :-)
If you die, a message will appear telling you how many additional
frags you lose by dying. If your score when you die is less than 100, the number will
always be (-25).
There's much more to tallyho! than that. Let me take you through it all:
|Hunters are Redeemer-proof, healthwise. No hunter can
die from a redeemer blast. As a Hunter, you can't be physically hurt by redeemers, even if
you're hit in the face. However, the damage still counts in your fragwheel, so if that
happens, you're gonna lose LOTS of frags, believe me (check out the '-66' in the fragwheel
in this shot)
Nothing in a tallyho! game can die by being telefragged (sorry, no cheapo kills using
the translocator). If you telefrag anything, by accident or on purpose, you will be
catapulted into the air and you'll lose your translocator, if you have one.
Your Status, and Lamers and Fouls
|The 'happy face' shows you your game status in a silly but useful way; If
it's laughing, you're winning, if it's angry, you're in last place, if it's scared, run;
you're a llama! Whats a llama? Keep reading.
In the upper left corner of your screen you will see a tallyho tip
ticker (for newbies), and your status info, which consists of an indicator showing the
highest score you've attained for this round, and the number of FOULS you have.
You get fouls for killing other hunters. If you kill another hunter,
you'll lose all of your ammo and any powerups you had, and 1 is added to your foul
If you reach the max, you'll become a LLAMA, which means that you are no longer a
hunter, you are now prey! As a 'LLAMA', hunters can legally hunt YOU for 10 times the
normal points. Once you're killed by a hunter, you'll respawn as a hunter again, but any
more fouls and it's right back to Llama land!
By the way, you should know that even if you die as a Llama, you stay as a Llama
forever, until you're killed by a hunter properly.
You should also know that Llamas are not redeemer-proof!
|There are reticles around prey, but there are also little icons for
hunters in you HUD that tell you interesting things about the other hunters that you meet.
You'll see a happy face above the hunter or team that's in first place.
You'll see a sad face and the word 'HARMLESS' above hunters who can't hurt you because
their score is below zero.
You'll see a NO icon above all hunters if YOUR score is below ZERO.
You'll see a heart icon above your teammates in a team game.
[ off-world.tallyho! ]
hunt prey. shoot prey. stay alive.