Any map templates?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Sir Rhosis, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis L1: Registered

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    I couldn't find anything doing a google search, so I thought I would ask here.

    I am new to mapping, in fact I have only made a floor with some walls. I would like to have something I can log into steam and walk around with to get a sense of size, not to mention I might learn better if I have something to go off of.

    Are there any framework / templates out there?

    Not necessarily a whole huge working map, but something I can download a few samples of "not quite finished" but not compiled maps, and then alter and change them?
     
  2. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    go to the tutorial resources section you can find lots of neat stuff there.

    Welcome to mapping and we all started with the one room :)

    Just remember to use an info_player_start (to put in a player model) - it will give a dimension at the start as to how big you're making things relative to a player size when in the game. This will help you a lot at the begining to recognize components in the game

    You basically learn it by:

    Tutorials,
    Decompling other maps - to find out how something is done - not to copy or modify
    Asking others
    Trial and error <<< Did I mention error? LOL
     
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  3. Gadget

    aa Gadget

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    you can find the official decompiled maps here to have a look at how Valve created their maps.

    I'm mostly using doorways as orientation for proportions and room sizes (standard slide door is 192x128 units).
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    This gives me an idea for the next competition..
     
  5. Brandished

    Brandished L5: Dapper Member

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    LOL, this one I might have a shot at winning, woot! I have way too many map templates sitting in my mapsrc folder...
     
  6. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    There is another thing that can be usefull when you want to learn mapping and feel dimensions. That are MiPs (Maps in progress) on fpsb. All mips are either canceled maps, tutorial references or some very oversized prefabs. They might contain bugs sometimes but when searching long enough you might find something usefull.

    http://www.fpsbanana.com/mips