Legacy Information
KOTH/TKOTH was released to the C4 community in 2004 by, Reaper•DIE•, Bane<FWP> and MasterX<BKC>.
The game coding {while incomplete} was already hidden in Comanche 4. The players used Novalogics BLACK HAWK DOWN game
built on a updated version of the Comanche 4 game engine, released after Comanche 4 to locate the config file and map information
needed to make the game types available in C4. After a few weeks testing the information, a KOTH server map pack was created by Reaper and a
game type utility created by Bane was released for download along with the game information needed to create the maps and play the game.
Following the original KOTH release a TKOTH map pack was created and released by Reaper for squad team play. 

The following page is the Koth release webpage originally published
on Reaper's Comanche 4 Information website and recovered via the Wayback machine.
The servers map pack and game type utility are no longer available.
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King / Team king of the hill

What is King of the hill / team king of the hill?
koth and team koth are game versions where you defend an area of the map known as the zone.
The object of the game is to stay in the zone long enough to win.
Acknowledgements:
The information and maps presented on this page. Would not be possible with out dedicated
players that take the time to dig in to c4 and find out what the game can do. The programming for
koth was in the game already.
Bane<FWP> and MasterX <BKC> found the information we needed
to play this. Thanks to them we have another game in C4 to play now. Thanks Guys

How to play King of the hill:
Koth plays as a death match while tkoth as a team death match.
Players fly to way point 1,  that's where the zones
are located on the maps in the servers packs.

In KOTH when you enter the zone and a timer will appear on your screen.
The timer tells you how far in to the zone you are and how long you have been in the it.
You need to stay in the zone as many minutes as the server chooses for the koth time to win.
Fly out of the zone or get killed and the timer starts counting backward taking the seconds you have been in the zone off your timer.

KOTH Scoring
The end game player ranking/placement scoring is by time in the zone, then most kills
Winner is the player that stays in the zone for the time limit set by the server.
If no one stays untill the time limit is reached then the placement is by the most time on the players clocks.
If no time is on the clocks the placement is by most kills just like in death match.

In TEAM KOTH when you enter the zone and a timer will appear on your screen.
The timer tells you how far in to the zone you are and how long you have been in the it.
The team koth servers pack will have multi zones that over lap, all grouped in the same area.
You need to stay in the zones as many minutes as the server chooses for the team koth time to win.
Fly out of the zone or get killed and the timer the timer sets to 0 as soon as you leave the zone.

Team KOTH scoring
The first team to stay in the zone untill the time limit set by the server  is reached wins.
If no team stays in the zone long enough to win, the game scores as a tye

Team KOTH players scoring placement
The end game player ranking/placement scoring is by time in the zone, then most kills
Highest scoring players are the players with the most time on the zone clock. The more time the higher the placement.
If no time is on the players clocks the placement is by most kills just like in team death match.

How to serve the games
To host koth you need the maps. There is also a config utility so you don't need to open the config file.
Down load the koth server pack, and the game type utility. Unzip all the files in to the C4 root folder.
Create a short cut for the game type utility and place it on your desk top.
Servers will find the information to edit the config with note pad in the server pack .
You will not have to do that if you use the game type utility.

To serve the game with the game type utility:
open the game type utility and make your selections.
Then use it to start the game.
When the server options for the game come up.
{The game type choice will say Element List H_GSTYPF and the maps will show just like any other game type.}
set the server options ie map cycle, weapons, and game time limit.
When you make your game option settings remember the game time and number of kills will
over-ride the koth settings, so give the game time to play.
{I am setting game time at 30 minutes for koth and 60 kills}.
When all your settings are ready launch the game and play. 






















Some help on the config file for  King, Team king of the hill
and 4X team death match games.

There is  a problem with the game version 2 config file saving changes when making the edit by hand, you can try to save the file as read only,
but will find Banes game type utility is the best way to serve game version 2.
Version 1.5 will save any changes you make. The scoring is done by the server so players that want to join as a certain color.
on a 4 team koth server can use the 1.5 fixed exe and the game scoring will be what ever version the server is using.

To serve the games using  the config file.
First thing to do is back up the config file. Copy and paste it some where so you can get it back if you need to.
Then open the config  file with note pad. Scroll down to multiplayer and find these lines of text to edit:

For KOTH...... 
mp_gametype  = 0  {change the number to 5} to play King of the hill that number must say =5
For team KOTHKOTH.... 
mp_gametype   = 0  {change the number to 4} to play Team King of the hill that number must say =4
koth_limit  = 5  { set the time to hold the zone in minutes.
The  koth_limit is where you set the time players or teams need to hold the zone to win. The default setting is 5 minutes.
Try 1 minute to start, the more players in the server the harder it will be to stay in the zone.}
After the config file is ready you need to save the file so you keep the changes.

To join a 4 team type game as a your team color.
Open the config file and scroll down to muti player
then enter the color number in the slot that says
team _ req = 
red = 1, blue = 2, yellow = 3 and violet = 4

To use pass words for a private server
server sets the password in the config file under
//system
red-password ="
password here"
blue-password ="
password here"
yellow-password ="
password here"
violet-password ="
password here"

players input password in the config file under
//MULTIPLAYER
squad_password = "pass word here"

KOTH map pack and game utility
download HERE