Thursday, January 31, 2008

guide to bunny hopping (tutorial with demo)

about the hop

bunny hopping is a "built in" "feature" in half-life caused
by the physics that have been programmed to make the
game realistic. yes' i know hopping around like a crazy fool
isn't realistic, but it has to be possible for everything else in
the game to be. some folks think that the bunny hop is a cheat, but
anyone that has played half-life for a while knows that it is
a "normal" physic of half life and that it is not a cheat. i
personally believe that it is purposefully built into the game
like the strafe jump in quake 2 so that advanced players can
take their skills to a new height who knows!

so you wanna learn to bunnyhop

ok heres the deal it is harder then you think but
anyone can learn with practice you will probably want to
bind your mouse wheel (down) to jump ("bind
mwheeldown +jump" in your console) so that you can get
the timing exact because when you jump with your
keyboard it tends to throw off your strafing "thats bad".
you also want to make sure you don't hit the forward key
while hopping its just no good.

the hop
start by strafing left (don't let go of strafe) and jumping
as you hit the jump key move your mouse (look) to
the left about 35 degrees and don't stop moving it until you
are about to hit the ground. there it is that's the bunnyhop.

the art of bunny hopping

so you hopped to the left! now do the same thing to the
right!!

start by strafing left and jumping. as soon as you
hit the jump key move your mouse to the left about 35 degrees
and don't stop moving it until you are about to hit the ground.
now quickly switch you fingers to the right strafe
key and start to move your mouse to the right before you hit
the ground and jump at the exact moment you hit the ground.
now repeat that to build speed!

the loop

a great speed gainer or great way to feel your first speed
is bunny hopping in a circle by strafing left (never let go of strafe when looping)
and jumping. as soon as you hit the jump key move you mouse to the left about
35 degrees and don't stop moving it until you are about to hit the ground
do it again and so forth.

the figure 8

this one is a little harder then a loop for some people
but it was the first way i ever got speed i am just going to explain
the direction now since you have already read bunny hopping part of the guide
so to do a figure 8 you go:

left left right right

or

right right left left

you can gain really good speed doing 8's so don't give up
because you will learn and it will take time i highly recommend watching
the bunny hopping demo from this link because it really gives you
an idea of what it should feel like to bunny hop

1 comment:

Ali said...

thanks .. now i am gonna try it harder.. . :D