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Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Fraz, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Petrusite (or Tharsis?) by Frazer "midget31394" Grant
    Alpha 1.0 - (in development)

    Overview
    This is an entry for the TF2Maps.net Annual Major Contest #3. This will hopefully be the first map I complete for Team Fortress 2, as I have yet to complete a map past alpha stages.

    It is a payload race gametype, and I have decided either 1 or 2 stages, depending on my time constraints throughout the summer.

    Story
    RED and BLU are both on a train to a refinery. They each have a shipement of petrusite to deliver to "Mann Co. Arms Manufacturer". Petrusite is in high demand, both teams are in a race to get the petrusite into the cargo bay of the train.

    For months and months, the "Mann Co. Arms Manufacturer" have been supplying weapons to many governments. Now Petrusite is in high demand, but only one group of people get paid per shipment. Both RED and BLU need money for their CEOs. To make this mission successful both RED and BLU have been supplied with weapons by their companies' officials.

    Layout
    It will be flat for most of this, I don't really want to work with slopes. It will be long and thin(ish) with a "break" in the middle of the first point. We'll see how this pans out.

    Development
    *The current version is Alpha 1.0.

    Right now, I have round one laid out in my mind. I have the spawn rooms working perfectly, now it's onto building my geometry. I will probably release a1 by next week, I'm sticking to getting one round fully done, developed, detailed and optimized before I move onto the second. This is so I have a judge of how long I have to finish stage 2 by, I don't want to end up rushing it for the contest, so depending on that I may only release round 1 in for the contest, and work on round two when the contest is finished.
     
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  2. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    To do:
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  3. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    To-do:

    Open Hammer, place brush, two payload bombs, PLR_ entites, cordon, screenshots.

    At least do that.
     
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  4. StoneFrog

    StoneFrog L6: Sharp Member

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    This wouldn't happen to be inspired by Matt's squiggly line concept art for a vertical PLR map, would it?
     
  5. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    No its not. if you misinterpreted the image its the view form above. And the squig- concept art had nothing to do with it :p
     
  6. MrTwoVideoCards

    MrTwoVideoCards L1: Registered

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    I think based on the lines, it would be a Very hard pl map to play unless there were heavy amounts of paths connecting them. Almost all the designs intersect only once, and thereafter spread apart very far over what appears to be a large distance. Then again that can always change with how you scale everything!
     
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  7. DaFatCat

    DaFatCat L3: Member

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    Nice brushwork :lol:
     
  8. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Well, I just got started on the red spawn, and some tests. Pics on OP
     
  9. Zanpa

    Zanpa L4: Comfortable Member

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    the name in the image... plr_tbd. It would more likely have been plr_to be done :D
     
  10. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Atleast someone is doing PLR :O
     
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  11. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Started on my custom skybox texture, still some work to do on it though (alot)

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I just need to start figure out the lighting origins for my light_environment and all that stuff.

    EDIT: I think I got the lighting the way I think it should be, I just now need a new skybox texture... lol
     
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  12. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    An interesting design you have there, looks well done and quite polished.
     
  13. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    [[BUMP]]

    I just wanted to say I have been working on it and those screens are pretty old. Now I'm going for a more: http://i44.tinypic.com/2l92ofc.jpg type skybox :D

    -midg
     
  14. Radaka

    Radaka L7: Fancy Member

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    That red skyline would get really hard on the eyes after a few minutes :p
     
  15. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    I know radaka, I've completely changed the whole thing (again!)