KotH borehole

Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Phenol, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Phenol

    Phenol L1: Registered

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    35 hours in Source SDK, and more and more I'm starting to see this website less as a community and more as a support group for Hammer addicts. koth_borehole is my first map, and as such a majority of the map was me practicing my brushes while blocking out one of my more favored map sketches. Because of this, the scale is slightly off, though I can't say for certain if the map is still redeemable. In any case, here's to hundreds of more hours in Hammer.

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    A Boojum Snark for his Mapping Resources Pack
    Ravidge for his Lighting Library Lite
    YM for JOINER (because I am not hardcore enough to brush by hand)

    --Phenol
     
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  2. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    We actually are a support group for hammer addicts. We just fake it with a community.
     
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  3. Deodorant

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    Nah, if TF2maps was a support group we'd be supporting each other. We're basically just a bunch of Hammer addicts sitting around a burning trashcan and throwing rat carcasses at each other.

    From the screenshots, I'd say the map looks surprisingly good for your level of experience. The height differences seem way too big and some doorways and things look cramped, but you have an actual layout rather than just a big square room full of HL2 props. That's a promising start!
     
  4. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    That's incredibly true.
     
  5. Fish 2.0

    Fish 2.0 L6: Sharp Member

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    It often happens a lot to new mappers, that scale thing.

    Your outside is too big, and your indoor/control point area is too small. Fix that up and I think you would have a map that is starting to come together ;)
     
  6. Fish 2.0

    Fish 2.0 L6: Sharp Member

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    You know what your maps needs? A big ass bore above the point.

    When the game is over it drills into the control point.
     
  7. Phenol

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    Heh, thanks for the suggestions, but I think I'll be moving on from this map right now. It was really an experiment with brushes and basic mapping skills, and I think that in the future, should I choose to remake it, I could do it a lot cleaner from the start.

    Thanks for the encouragement and tips, though!

    --Phen
     
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