CP bridges b4

A challenging 3cp attack defend map, set i n the desert.

  1. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    A standard A/D gorge-like map with 3 control points, located in the middle of nowhere, 249 miles south-east of Hydro. made originally for the 10th contest.

    Current version b4

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    How 2 update pics?

    Credits:
    Doors and some nessecary parts of the gametype logic: A Boojum Snark
    Lights based on Ravidge's lighting library
     
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  2. UKCS-Alias

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

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    Allways give ingame screens if you have a map download. People wont bother a download if they dont know what to expect. Even just 2 screenshots can do alot if you show the most interesting spot and an overview screen. But more is better usualy.

    If its just planning and there are no ingame screenshots, hammer screenshots or drawings will do fine.

    EDIT: On a side note, im aware you have it for an imp which is probably why there are no screens. But when you get the chance add them. People who dont play in those imps otherwise still dont know what they get. And not to mention that there allways could be a random person looking at the thread.
     
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  3. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    A2 incoming!

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    (Accidentally making all my textures unlit isn't called "theme", right?...)
     
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  4. Pawlakov

    Pawlakov L4: Comfortable Member

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    That darkness... SO COOL
     
  5. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    So the stairs to the bottom bridge below B were doing that, I have no idea how.
    (that is something really wierd. It was just some clipped stairs, without any extreme brushwork or strange shape, unlike point C, which I originally suspected it to be the cause of the lighting error. amazing how such a small thing can cause that much trouble.) I made some ramps instead, and now it works!
    Expect a2 very soon.
     
  6. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    A2

    moved 1st cp a bit backwards
    messed around with respawn, mission and cap times
    changed some small things
    rebuilt 2nd and 3rd cps, but didn't change the concept very much
    added a small dropdown at the red side of the bridge (B)

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    EDIT: don't download.
     
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  7. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    fixed the broken forward spawn


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  8. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    One of the most importatnt things I've learned from my map cp_grain (my first "real" released map) is NOT to make really steep slopes. So I made a really steep slope for my map...

    ...But unlike the slope on cp_grain, that gave BLU the height advantage, and by that made the point at the edge of it very easy to cap ("free point"), the one in cp_bridges seems to work better, giving the RED the height advantage. But then again, since the first point (A) is 384 units higher than the BLU spawn (for reference, the roof above badwater's 2nd point is 320 units high, and the balcony on the middle tower in plr_hightower is 376 units above the elevators' area), BLU has a huge disadvantage.

    To try and make it more fair, I added a small flat area right in front of the spawn doors, so the BLU team will not have to start the steep climb right after they exit out of spawn. the slope's cover had also been optimized, to give BLU exits more cover. I also added 2 small health pickups and one medium ammopack, in places that will help the BLU team, or make the RED team go downwards, away from the safe area at the top, making them more vunerable.

    A3 released

    -fixed the problems from the [gameday]
    -small things
    -found out that stairs made out of brushes, set around the area of 2nd (B) break vrad completely. Good luck, detailers!

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  9. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    a4

    -changed the spawnpoints' placement in BLU's 1st spawn
    -made the RED "spam rock" right out of the hanging tunnel thing into a small building
    -changed size and shape of the shared spawn
    -new route to the balcony overlooking 2nd (B)
    -new route towards 3rd (C), from the "loading dock" behind RED's facility
    -closed the route from the bottom bridge directly to the "ring" around 3rd (C). you will have to walk through -the upper floor of the facility

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  10. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    a5

    -finnally fixed clipping on ALL staircases
    -added more cover around 2nd (B)
    -unnoticable fix- the 3rd cp is now an actual circle, and not sightly eliptic (2 units)
    -lowered the 3rd cp to be at ground level
    -new route into 3rd
    -more health and ammo fir 3rd attackers
    -fixed some general stuff from the imp

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    also works with bots! DOWNLOAD NAVIGATION MESH!
     
  11. ethosaur

    ethosaur L3: Member

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    Looks pretty good.

    Pros:
    -Clean & tidy
    -Interesting design
    -good looking all together

    Cons:
    -Dev textures (I suppose its in wip stages so yeah)
    -Really dark spots, needs more lighting (Again i take this as wip)

    Good luck with the map!
     
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  12. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    The map is for the 1st part of the 10th contest, so it shouldn't have detail in it. Textures count as detail, so I have to leave it in dev textures (altough I agree with you, dev textures are not so pretty, and I will be happy to remove them as soon as the 2nd part of the contest starts)
     
  13. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    This map's vesion (A5) was played 12 times during imps and gameday, and it has a perfect 50/50 win/loose ratio! so I had to make a new version to ruin it on porpuse...

    ...Hammer knew it's a bad idea, so he tried to prevent it by causing unexplained leaks between two visleaves (inside the map), that had no areaportals around them, and blamed some random inocent brush (Hammer's fault), but I just remade it, and he stopped.

    a5b released
    -widened A area, and enlarged A itself
    -some small changes and fixes (mainly: no more building in common spawn, no more huge clipping holes (I think no one noticed it, but some of the roofs between A and B were accidentaly accessible), no more capping B through the windows, no more spycrabbing along the hydro traffic barrier next to B, and more)
    -more fencing along the cliff in B area
    -new bottom route from the lower bridge to C, that can be usefull if the whole "ring" surrounding C is sentry-infested
    -healthpack & ammopack changes

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  14. radarhead

    aa radarhead Level 20 "Mapper"

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    Takabuschik why is every brush in this map built on a really tiny grid or something
     
  15. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    I'm sorry for that. I made a terribly built map. I got myself into lots of trouble detailing this (and still get into trouble). I personally ended up ctrl+shift+B'ing (aligning everything) to a 8 unit grid, sitting for a few hours fixing areaportal leaks and aligning errors. I'd have post here the new better aligned vmf but sadly it'd be considered cheating... again, I'm sorry.
     
  16. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    And on a not so related note: UPDATE! (not yet ready to release, but I'd say it's about half-way) (not fast enough)
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    blu spawn

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    1st point

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    2nd point
     
  17. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    Progress. This is the (unfinished) rebuilt bridge, made with much more supports and will hopefully look even better.

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    some clipping fixes around the metal buildings overlooking point B, Which I found quite funny.

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    Can an admin move this thread to the map workshop?
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2014
  18. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    Hey, did you make the water texture? If you did could you please release it i'd love to use it for the 72 hour contest.
     
  19. Ammy

    Ammy L1: Registered

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    The lighting in this map is incredibly sexy. Mmmmmm...
     
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  20. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    It's the maritime water one, from the Bulletcrops project. I really love it too!