Calling all mappers

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by What The Funk, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. What The Funk

    What The Funk L1: Registered

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    we are in some seroius need of some ZF maps. if anyone has a map which can be converted or isnt up to anything and want to try then please do. our ZF server has only 4 good maps purly because there are only 6 or so maps

    i am an admin on a community ZF server so if you have any mas which are ZF worthy then please talk to me.

    p.s. iv had a hack at a map myself, but got the lighting all wrong :)

    thanks

    Funky:woot:
     
  2. mmik

    mmik L2: Junior Member

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    I made a complete joke-map today, and a friend wanted me to make it into a ZF map... Do you happen to know of any guides? It wouldn't be a map you'd want to play, so don't bother asking for it. : P
     
  3. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Mad props on the DKII avatar :cool: I swear I thought I was the only person who still knew about that game. As for the zombie map, I'd love to see a guide or at least a prefab entity setup. I'm afraid something important would be lost in decompiling a current map.
     
  4. meatpopsicle

    meatpopsicle L1: Registered

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    Whats ZF?
     
  5. mmik

    mmik L2: Junior Member

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    Zombie Fortress. It's a zombie mod. ZF_Dustbowl is the only one I've played so far that was fun.
     
  6. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Ooh, I think I understand. Is this a server-side mod like Cube Soccer?
     
  7. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    some more info on the mod would be nice.
     
  8. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    what makes it a map a good zf map? What's the server addy so we can see what you have now?
     
  9. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    The main thing I know about ZF is that the zombies have drastically different spawn locations, so maybe you could post some criteria that would help people understand how best to make one?

    We had one of our IP's converted on our dedicated machine to play ZF for a day, and we all loved it, but then L4D came out. And you can imagine what happened after that.

    I would be interested in making a map for ZF, but I don't understand the game mechanics well enough.
     
  10. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    I played zf_dustbowl on a server for a little while.

    the entire level is open. So there are like 6 cap points.

    scout and heavy (blue) are zombies. Everyone else is on red alive until killed. No scouts or heavies on red.

    Unfortunately zf_dustbowl is almost black. I could only see red players that were overhealed because of the glowing + signs.
    I got mowed down by a sentry twice, I new it was there, but where? everything is black.

    It could probably be pretty fun if someone lit the map correctly. I've spent alot of time mapping for stealth games and there is one hardfast rule.
    While you want it to feel like it's completely dark (aka 'lack of lights') you want the give the player enough ambient light to see what they are doing.

    What's more frustrating than running into a black wall and not even knowing you aren't moving. It's not the real world, you can't feel your way around. You HAVE to have visual clues.
     
  11. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    well, I'm working on my b4 of a zf map but you should already know that by now. Anywhey, info:
    Zombies can respawn, are blu and only have melee weapons and are scouts, heavies or spys.
    Survivors are red, can't respawn and have every weapon and is everyone else.
    Sentries have little ammo, can't be fixed or upgraded.
    Dispensers only serve to block.
    The only good zf maps atm are :
    zf_pavic_v4
    zf_industry
    there are others but not good.
    zf_Dustbowl for instance has very bad balence and red rarely get past point 2.
    zf_twilight has so many glitches in it, that it isn't nice to play.

    Immortal, it is a server side plugin so it is the normal setup entity wise but there should be alot of full ammopacks but few healthkits.

    Here is the ip of the Necrophix zombie server which What the funk is an admin on:
    74.63.41.206:27015
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  12. Invictus

    Invictus L1: Registered

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    Lighting would be a pretty simple fix, too, wouldn't it? Raise the environmental light level by a bit, maybe add some fog for ambience.
     
  13. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    Are there any good European servers running this mod?

    Because if I like the mod I probably will make one :)
     
  14. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    I think this server is european:
    74.63.41.206:27015
     
  15. TheNeverman

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  16. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    It's ping is >150 for me so it probably isn't (and 74. isn't European i think )