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ARENA backlot rc2

Grab your hardhat for fast paced arena action!

  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    Updated to rc1 (confetti)

    Introducing the first rc version of Arena_backlot! (and everyone is thinking "yes! no more playing arena!"). I have to say, this was fun.

    I have the full post in the release notes, but I'd like to toss out thanks here too:
    ~~The Construction Pack team - After working with this, I really love the versatility of the pack. Hope it goes official (probably not through this map because its arena :/ )
    ~~ABS Pack (Gametype library)
    ~~Seba - Construction light stand model/Generator Light Pole - and thanks for putting up with me whining "is it done yet"
    ~~Rexy - Portable Toilet models/forklift model - also thanks for the excellent feedback/yelling at me about the blend mask.
    ~~Prestige - for blatenly abusing the hell out of the sticky jumper to prove that he can go far before the round starts.

    If your interested in the stages of how this mapped looked, here is the video of the development timelapse

    I will update this as problems arise, but for now, time for me to move onto something else... Something that ISN'T arena (-cheers-)

    As a side note, this is something that I will do with all maps after (and including this). If any of my maps go official, I will donate half of my stamp money to the Childs Play Charity. Its a great charity doing a lot with the gamers everywhere.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  2. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Seba is a saint, I swear.

    I Christen thee Saint Seba. Wielder of Max.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
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  3. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    I use Max c:
     
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  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    Its "Christen"... You confused me for a little bit because of that :p
     
  5. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Fixed and fixed. Sorry, I'm a bit retarded.
     
  6. Tyker

    Tyker L5: Dapper Member

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    Off I go to crush your dreams of never working on this any more!

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    Missing texture

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    These models disappear too quickly

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    Same goes for the light bulbs up here. I do not think they are too high poly, so making them disappear so quickly isn't necessary.

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    Have you done a final compile with this rc? These fences could have amazingly looking shadows behind them if you add these parameters to your expert VRAD compile: -staticproppolys -staticproplighting –textureshadows -final
    It takes a bit longer too compile, but the result will certainly be worth the wait!
     
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  7. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    I used VBCT's final compile option. Not sure if those are added, I was told that they were. I'll make sure to add them next time just in case.

    Also, i know about the missing texture, and the falloff of the models and will be fixing those for rc2... which will come as soon as I get around to it.
     
  8. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    Oh look. [​IMG]

    Changes:
    Updated lighting
    Adjusted fade distances
    Broke up some brushes because I kept getting compile errors. Instead of the ground being mainly 6 brushes (maybe 10?) its now 20ish.

    Enjoy!**





    **Oh wait, its arena.
     
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  9. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    Currently I am spending 4+ hours of my day on physics work, add on the 9 hrs on campus, and 3 hrs of non physics work, I have no free time. But, I was wondering, maybe between now and Halloween I might find some time to make the map a little scarier, and by that I mean add pumpkins change the skybox and maybe some other things to make a small Halloween event map...

    I just want to see if anyone is interested in it/ would play it or enjoy seeing it. My free time is very limited but maybe I could do something if People are interested...
     
  10. En Ex

    aa En Ex L1: Still Registered

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    I've run this map on 2f2f a few times. I'd love to play another version of it.
     
  11. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    [​IMG]

    The actual horror of this is the fact that I'm still working on an arena map, a gamemode that is long dead. But how fitting, for halloween.
     
  12. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR I do things sometimes.

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    This might be a good or bad thing

    But i felt I should try and put this map out there a little more for people, since a few people actually enjoyed it.




    (Oh wait, its arena. You can't enjoy arena)

    Expect an update to this at some point within the next month.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  13. PMAvers

    PMAvers L6: Sharp Member

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    Hey, I totally enjoy arena.

    It just usually requires a giant screaming asshole Australian that's murdering your team to give it that extra edge.
     
  14. Fr0Z3nR

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    Well, for this you just need to play and you'll have an edge. Its small and faster pasted than say, Nucleus or Lumberyard or Ravine, and increase the "fun" of the map.

    From what I've been told, people enjoy this map over other arena maps. Not sure why, but they just do.
     
  15. Fr0Z3nR

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    Expect a special delivery version of this map.


    ... just when you thought it was over.
     
  17. Spacek531

    Spacek531 L4: Comfortable Member

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    I forsee Frozen becoming The Aslym Jr.
     
  18. Vincent

    aa Vincent What a luser

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    The sad truth.

    But hey, I started an arena a few months ago. I'm sure I'll finish it eventually, then we can be arena map maker buddies. :O
     
  19. Wilson

    aa Wilson Founder of Wankhouse

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    Not going to happen because Frozen makes maps that are playable.
     
  20. Spacek531

    Spacek531 L4: Comfortable Member

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    Yes, but then Valve is like, "Hey Frozen, we'll buy your arena_backlot but will you please change it to koth_backlot?" and mess it all up. I am sure there will come a time when The Aslym can crown his spiritual successor.