Beta Hydro Screenshot and Early TF2 Screenshots found on my old PC

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  1. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    No idea why I have these, they were found in my broken PC's hdd.


    An Alpha version of a Hydro point, showing our good friend brick/wall028 coupled with an interesting mix of textures.
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    ...compared to the artpass version in current TF2
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    An early version of the flamethrower particle.
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    Early version of the map textures in the 2fort basement contrasted against the current versions.
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    An IGN preview photo showing a very highly detailed Teleporter
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    An early version of the CTF Hud
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    An.. escalator from Badlands? To me this looks like something from the 2nd point, with the tall building being the spire and the area closest to the camera being valley, with what looks like a dropdown coming from house? Interesting.
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    A wooden board showing some of the older weapons, an oversized SMG, what looks to be the TFC flamethrower and assortments of Pistols, most notably Deagles and Colt M1911's.
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    A fucking laser spycar.. what?
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    A gravel truck from props_badlands
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    props_badlands/laser, once again.. what?
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    Random items of not much interest
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    A firing range showing early versions of the tr_target cutouts.
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    Some lockers in a different artstyle.
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    And a spytech phone and TV.
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  2. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

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    Actually I have edited ctf HUD myself to look little bit like that. And I have never seen that before!
     
  3. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Thanks for showing us this! I love seeing early iterations of official maps.
     
  4. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city personal pick-pocketing parrot

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    Aaaaah, Hydro. Still one of the most beautiful maps in the game. It's 3d skybox though... Like, it starts in places you'd never ever expect a 3d skybox to start (like right above a vent entrance into BLU's base).

    oh look 1000 posts woohoo
     
  5. Crowbar

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    TF2 was first planned as a mostly realistic game; btw, are all of the props shown in game library? I'd use some, though they are at risk of being deleted then.
     
  6. hutty

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  7. henke37

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    I take it that you don't have the actual models and only the screenshots? Still interesting.
     
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  9. hutty

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    well, it is badlands
     
  10. Nicky

    aa Nicky Rotten Tops

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    There was cp_scrapped, which the author was trying to recreate ideas from beta badlands into a working map. It was kinda cool, but not the best map. I haven't seen it updated in like a month. I felt the exact same way you did when I saw that screenshot.
     
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  11. Pocket

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    Wasn't Badlands still a CTF map when that was taken? It looks like the spire was an out-of-bounds spot at the time, so that seems like a logical conclusion unless the forward points were somewhere different.
     
  12. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    Wonder if those props are floating around anywhere.
     
  13. hutty

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    some of the badlands ones are still in tf2
    I was wrong
     
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  14. Pocket

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    What I want to know is whether all those rock walls are just displacements covered in that ugly rock texture that everyone hates — because it doesn't look half bad here — or if it's really a model, as the uneven top edge would suggest.
     
  15. LadyRaee

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    You can "uneven top edge" with displacements. Spire on there is obviously modeled but everything else looks displaced
     
  16. LadyRaee

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    Also, why "everyone" "hates" that texture. Honestly if it had harsher bumpmaps to it, it'd look awesome.
     
  17. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    Found this, showing a paintover of the hydro screenshot. @CGSociety.org

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  19. Skullio

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    You mean one that is in the prop library part B called

    models/props_mining/quarry_rock02.mdl

    and theres no quarry_rock01 or any others like that but the name suggests there were more, maybe 01 is in the picture?
     
  20. Chrytin

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    I've thrown scrapped out completely and am now making an actual replica of those screenshots with the ctf badlands layout.
    Thus far some progress is being made
    https://imgur.com/a/ntfhF
     
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