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CP Mirrored Maps - Series 1 Final

By Khuntza

  1. Khuntza

    Khuntza L2: Junior Member

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    Mirrored versions of Dustbowl, Gravelpit and Badwater Basin maps.

    The Concept: To take popular VALVe made maps from Team Fortress 2 and mirror them as accurately as possible to their originals. Right becomes left, left becomes right, giving maps that all TF2 players know like the backs of their hands a fresh take.

    The Result: You'll find yourself having to rethink every turn in a map that that you haven't found yourself lost in for up to 3 years.. It can really mess with your head while you adjust.

    The above download link is for the pack containing all 3 maps (65mb). Individual maps can be downloaded here - http://www.khuntza.net/TF2MirroredMapsSeries1.html

    DISCLAIMER: I don't like modified Valve maps. Night versions, theme changes, added routes; they make me cringe. I understand that being edits to Valve maps that they aren't for everyone. I'm also the first to admit that there isn't a whole lot of skill involved in the production of these maps. My intention is not to showcase my skills as a mapper, or to gain respect, but to share a fun project and give a fresh alternative to popular, yet tired, maps.

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    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  2. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Just staring at those screenshots is a mindfuck...
     
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  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    At first I thought you meant you made these symmetrical and I was extremely confused.
     
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  4. Dark

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    we need to play these all in a row as an event.
    I just loaded it up, spent the whole time crashing into walls and going the wrong way.
     
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  5. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    interesting
     
  6. Khuntza

    Khuntza L2: Junior Member

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    No, no.. these are horizontally flipped versions of the originals.. I have kept them as true to the originals as possible.. nothings been butchered here..
     
  7. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    This is a pretty cool idea.

    They will play worse: i warn you that. the natural inclination of players is to turn right, and valve played on that. (you'll notice that most maps such as this are often spirals, so EVERY major turn is to the right.

    But i agree, i really want to play these.
     
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  8. Mr. Wimples

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    Every time I look over the screens it feels like my brain is trying to think backwards.
     
  9. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    what the fuck khuntza what the fuck
     
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  10. Deloras

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    Oh now I'm confused...

    + Exactly what said one post before.
     
  11. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    wat
    so... when shall we make a gameday with these? :O
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  12. Prestige

    aa Prestige March 2009: Diagnosed with "The Gay"

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    I....I love this.
     
  13. Scotland Tom

    Scotland Tom L6: Sharp Member

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    My mind = blown

    Seriously, I thought I could handle this when I first realized what it was. THEN I looked at the screenshots which proceeded to scramble my brains.
     
  14. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    you could probably write these into a tutorial, it's amazing what details you notice in comparison.

    a wonderful, gentle, mindfuck
     
  15. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    It's interesting you mention that. A trick the "old masters" would use when painting, was to occasionally look at their painting through a mirror, because it causes imperfections and problems to immediately jump out at you, and it remains useful to this day with photoshop being able to flip pictures. I'm sure the same applies to maps, though it is more difficult to do with Hammer, perhaps just mirroring screenshots is a good idea.
     
  16. honeymustard

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    I don't think this is entirely true.
     
  17. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Aw, I thought everything was turned into 5cp via mirroring. Oh well ;)

    Upwards comes to mind as a significant exception, while Thunder Mountain's final stage is also lots and lots of left-turning. Hoodoo has a bit of both.
     
  18. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Maybe that's why a lot of people don't like Upward. Or Thunder Mountain.
     
  19. takk¥u

    takk¥u L2: Junior Member

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    Hahaha this is totally awesome. Only problem is (i think) you cannot mirror the models...Nice sniper positions on badwater are gone :(

    Anyway, maps are running on Schlachtfestchen servers:

    sfchen.de:27015 SCHLACHTFESTCHEN.de - Drink 'n' Fight! #1
    sfchen.de:27018 SCHLACHTFESTCHEN.de - Drink 'n' Fight! #2

    We're making a special event for this on Thursday 20.00 CET ;)
     
  20. bob+M|M+

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    I've been bored of stock maps lately, but this just might make them feel fresh again. Thanks!