Signal Remote Manager Devices

Give your players the ability to send signals to devices on your island and make things happen!

A Signal Remote is a device players can carry and use to send signals to other devices. You can use the Signal Remote Manager to manage how and where these signals are sent. This gives players the ability to send signals from held items in-game.

For example, a player can activate their Signal Remote to send a signal on a channel that teleports them back to their base area.

Finding and Placing the Device

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  1. From Create mode, press the Tab key to open the CREATIVE inventory screen.

  2. Click the DEVICES tab. You can scroll to select the device, use the Search box to look up the device by name, or the Categories in the panel on the left.

  3. Click PLACE NOW to place immediately, or put the device in the QUICK BAR to place later.

  4. Press Esc to return to your island in Create mode. Use your phone to position the device, then click to place it. Press Esc to detach the device from your phone.

  5. Point at the device with your phone. If the Customize popup doesn't open immediately, move closer until it does, then press E to open the Customize panel.

Finding and Placing a Signal Remote

You need to use a Signal Remote with the Signal Remote Manager. Although it doesn't look like a weapon, the Signal Remote is found on the Weapons tab in the Creative inventory.

You need to grant your players a Signal Remote using a Class Designer, an Item Granter device, or a chest. This Signal Remote can "fire" signals on two channels: a primary and a secondary.

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  1. From Create mode, press the Tab key to open the Creative inventory screen.

  2. Click the WEAPONS tab. You can scroll to find the Signal Remote, or use the Search box to look it up.

  3. Click EQUIP to place the Signal Remote in your Player Equipment bar.

  4. Press Esc or Tab to return to your island in Create mode.

  5. Walk up to the Signal Remote Manager device. Press the Tab key to open Creative inventory, but this time, click Play in the top navigation bar to display the Play inventory.

  6. Drag the Signal Remote off the Equipment bar to drop it on the Signal Remote Manager. This registers the Signal Remote with the device. It should look like the image below.


    Signal Remote Registered with Signal Remote Manager

If you're using multiple copies of a device on an island, it can be helpful to rename them. You can choose names that relate to each device's purpose so it's easier to remember what each one does.

Device Options

When you customize the options on the Signal Remote Manager, the values will affect how the Signal Remote works.

You can configure the Signal Remote Manager with the following options.

Default values are bold.

Basic Options

Option

Value

Description

Cooldown Time

3 seconds, Pick an amount of time

Determines the length of time the cooldown lasts after you activate the Signal Remote.

All Options (Additional)

Option

Value

Description

Enabled at Game Start

Yes, No

Determines whether the device is enabled at the start of the game.

Channels

When one device needs to "talk" to another device, it does so by transmitting a signal on a specific channel. The receiving device needs to be set up to receive the signal on the same channel.

A channel is identified by a number, and channel numbers are customized for a device under the option that uses the channel. Most devices will also pass the identity of the player who triggered the device with the signal.

This device has receivers that perform a variety of functions when receiving a signal over a channel. Also, this device can transmit signals when certain conditions are met.

Receivers

Receivers listen for a channel and perform an action when they hear any device (including themselves) send a signal on that channel.

Option

Value

Description

Enable When Receiving From

No Channel, Pick a channel

Enables the device when it receives a signal on the selected channel.

Disable When Receiving From

No Channel, Pick a channel

Disables the device when it receives a signal on the selected channel.

Transmitters

Transmitters send a signal on the selected channel when triggered.

Option

Value

Description

On Primary Activation Transmit On

No Channel, Pick a channel

When the player activates the Signal Remote's primary function, the Signal Remote Manager device transmits a signal on the selected channel.

On Secondary Fire Transmit On

No Channel, Pick a channel

When the player activates the Signal Remote's secondary function, the Signal Remote Manager device transmits a signal on the selected channel.

Design Examples

Here are some examples of how you can use the Signal Remote Manager.

The Signal Remote Manager device requires one of the Signal Remote A through D weapons to be registered to it in order to transmit signals correctly. This means you can have four different Signal Remote Manager devices within the same map, one per Signal Remote weapon. Then, through either a Class Manager, Item Spawner or Item Granter, you need to give this to the player to use.

For these examples, all three use the Class Manager device. Place a class manager anywhere on the map and customize it with the following settings.

Class Designer Settings

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Option

Value

Description

Class Identifier

1

This will be used as the default class for all examples, and set in the My Island settings.

Equip Granted Item

First Item

The Signal Remote will be automatically equipped upon spawning.

Next, go to your My Island settings and make sure to set the Class Identifier as follows. This will ensure that you spawn with the Signal Remote weapon at the beginning of each design example.

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Door Lock

The most basic functionality of the Signal Remote Manager device is in sending two signals — such as one to open or unlock a door, and the other to close it. This is demonstrated in the following example and video.

You will need the following devices.

  • 1 x Signal Remote Manager and Signal Remote weapon

  • 1 x Lock

  1. Create a wall with a door, and add the Lock device adjacent to the door. Customize the lock to the following settings.

    Lock Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Visible During Game

    Off

    The Lock device is not visible during gameplay.

    Unlock When Receiving From

    Channel 1

    The primary fire of the Signal Remote will unlock the door.

    Lock When Receiving From

    Channel 2

    The secondary fire of the Signal Remote will lock the door.

    Open When Receiving From

    Channel 1

    The primary fire of the Signal Remote will open the door.

    Close When Receiving From

    Channel 2

    The secondary fire of the Signal Remote will close the door.

  2. Place a set-up Signal Remote Manager device anywhere on your island. Customize it with the following settings.

    Remote Manager Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Cooldown Time

    1 Second

    Time between transmitting signals on the Signal Remote.

    On Primary Activation Transmit On

    Channel 1

    Transmits the signal to unlock and open the door on primary fire of the Signal Remote.

    On Secondary Fire Transmit On

    Channel 2

    Transmits the signal to lock and close the door on secondary fire of the Signal Remote.

You now have a lockable door operated by a Signal Remote weapon.

You can also use this game mechanic for enabling and disabling other devices. Lock a car remotely so nobody else can use it. Make walls vanish and reappear with a toggle for an advanced line of defense. These openings can be used as shortcuts on the team, and restricted to certain classes or globally used.

Restock Remote

You can use Signal Manager devices to set primary and secondary fire to trigger Teleporter devices. This gives players a way to restock immediately during a firefight without being eliminated, and provides a way to teleport to a central location..

You will need the following devices.

  1. Create a resupply depot and a secure place to teleport near the front lines of your arena. Place a Teleporter device inside the resupply depot. Customize it to the following settings.

    Teleporter Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Teleporter Group

    None

    There is no manually activated teleporter network for this device when you walk into it.

    Teleporter Target Group

    None

    There is no manually activated targeted teleporter network for this device when you walk into it.

    Teleporter Rift Visible

    No

    The teleporter rift is not visible during gameplay.

    Play Sound Effects

    No

    The teleporter sound effects are not played when used.

    Face Player In Teleporter Direction

    Yes

    The player is faced in a specific direction to make sure they are properly oriented when using the teleporter.

    Teleport To When Receiving From

    Channel 2

    Teleports the player when using the alternate fire of the Signal Remote.

  2. Copy the teleporter, and place a second one down in the secure front lines section of your arena. Adjust only the following setting.

    Teleporter Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Teleport To When Receiving From

    Channel 1

    Teleports the player when using the primary fire of the Signal Remote.

  3. Populate the resupply depot with the vending machines and equipment you want, using the default device settings.

You now have a Signal Remote weapon able to teleport the player between two different locations.

Game modes with longer respawns or limited lives can benefit from this method of re-engagement, where running in and being eliminated might not be the best way to get back in the fight. There can also be two assault points that a player can choose between after respawning.

Remote Hacking

You can use more complex interactions with a signal manager. They can be used offensively in game modes like Capture the Flag, Search and Destroy or Domination to give a unique identity to certain classes.

You will use the following devices.

  • 1 x Signal Remote Manager and Signal Remote

  • Multiple Customizable Lights

  • 1 x Timed Objective Device

  1. Build a structure to house an objective, such as a flag or Capture Area device. Set the time of day and optionally use additional lighting such as a Skydome device to darken the map.

  2. Place a Customizable Light device within the building. Customize the following settings.

    Light Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Light Intensity

    10%

    Make sure to set a desired light intensity. This setting was used for demonstration purposes.

    Turn On When Receiving From

    Channel 2

    Automatically turns the lights back on with a Timed Objective device a short duration after being shut off.

    Turn Off When Receiving From

    Channel 1

    The Signal Remote primary fire will turn off the lights and set the automatic reboot from the Timed Objective device.

  3. Duplicate the customizable light and populate the interior with copies until it is well lit.

  4. Place a Timed Objective device anywhere on the island. Customize it to the following settings.

    Timed Objective Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Time

    15 Seconds

    The duration of the Timed Objective timer.

    Timer Label Text

    Rebooting Power...

    The HUD display for the timer being counted down.

    Urgency Mode Start Time

    3

    The remaining duration before the timer countdown begins to play urgent sound effects.

    Start When Receiving From

    Channel 1

    The timer is begun when the primary button of the Signal Remote is hit that deactivates the lights.

    When Completed Transmit On

    Channel 2

    After completing, transmits a signal to turn all the Customizeable Lights back on.

  5. Finally, place a set-up Signal Remote Manager device anywhere on your island. Customize it with the following settings.

    Remote Signal Settings

    Option

    Value

    Description

    Cooldown Time

    1 Second

    Time between transmitting signals on the Signal Remote.

    On Primary Activation Transmit On

    Channel 1

    Transmits the signal to turn off the lights and activate the Timed Objective device automatically rebooting it.

You have now set up a Signal Remote weapon that operates as a remote hacking device.

Set the cooldown time longer than 1 second. This was used for demonstration, but the actual class should have a longer cooldown. You could also combine the above elements, to open shortcuts that are normally locked and might be poorly defended. Alternatively, you can set classes to temporarily activate Sentry devices on a cooldown, which help defend the base when it is attacked.