A look back at an old map.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by JudgeJamesC, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. JudgeJamesC

    JudgeJamesC The Man of Many Updates

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    So before I ever joined TF2 Maps, I played around with the hammer editor and came up with detailed design ideas on graph paper. One of those designs was a stone bridge with wooden railings and a wooden roof. It looked pretty good. But when I tried to make a map around it. It didn't go so well.

    These are screenshots of the last version of my very first map that I made in mid-2013. koth_riverbridge. Before you look at these, here are some things to know:
    1. I had no idea how to make displacements without crashing hammer at the time. So I just used carved brushes as scenery.
    2. I didn't know about func_detail. So every little wooden beam on the bridge is cutting visleaves.
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    At least now I know how to make a playable map.

    Why am I showing you guys a cringe-worthy map? Well, honestly the only thing I remotely liked about it was the bridge. I still like it and might add a much better version in a future map.

    Does anyone else have an early map you've made that makes you cringe or physically ill when you look at it?
     
  2. Startacker!

    Server Staff Startacker! L�: Void Walker

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    I have some not so fond memories of making koth_yuckamuck_72, a 72 hour map that was incredibly small, over detailed, really flat, not properly mirrored, etc and etc. But I did learn a ton of good things though, as to how not to do that, so there's some good parts of it.
     
  3. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    Oh I'ma show you some shit after a few hours guys be ready
     
  4. JudgeJamesC

    JudgeJamesC The Man of Many Updates

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    I'm looking forward to it.
     
  5. n8five484

    n8five484 L2: Junior Member

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    Before joining TF2Maps.net and before uploading Tripar to the Steam Workshop, somewhere between or during 2014-2015, I attempted to create maps using Hammer. Unfortunately some of the maps have vanished probably after I fixed my computer (though, some have survived). Luckily I have screenshots of those maps.

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    These are bad isometric screenshots of my map koth_uaose_a1.

    I have other screenshots of Uaose on my computer, but I'm typing this on my phone at midnight. I'll show them later.

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    [​IMG]Another old map of mine called pl_voifawo_a1. I don't think I ever setup the lighting. Along with Uaose, it's lost.
     
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  6. n8five484

    n8five484 L2: Junior Member

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    Reviving this.

    Here are my other images of pl_voifawo_a1:
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    And here is the Uaose pics.

    koth_uaose_a10006.jpg
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    koth_uaose_a10004.jpg koth_uaose_a10003.jpg
    koth_uaose_a10002.jpg koth_uaose_a10001.jpg koth_uaose_a10000.jpg
    Oh boy, look at those images from long ago.
     
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