Change Spawn on intel pickup.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by lamelikemike, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. lamelikemike

    lamelikemike L1: Registered

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    My map for the contest is designed so that when the enemy is in possession of your intel, you spawn in a different location. the only problem is I can't get this too work. Can anyone tell me how to make it happen?

    Ill keep workin at it but im new to hammer and I can only figure out how to change spawn based on capture points.

    I need to figure out how to do this before releasing it for playtesting, and it is the last thing for me to do before I would consider it play worthy. unfortunately the map is totally broken without this mechanic and would have to be remade almost completly.
     
  2. shdw.puppet

    shdw.puppet L2: Junior Member

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    umm, I think that the whole idea is not suited very well to comp ctf_

    remember, comp players dont like gimmicks or unique ideas in maps, they like the classic tenants of map design done really, really well.
     
  3. Aki

    Aki L4: Comfortable Member

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    How in the world do you pull that off without confusing the players.

    Hell, I used to be confused when I ended up in the secondary spawn area of 2fort.
     
  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Use the flag's OnPickup and OnDrop/OnCapture to enable and disable spawns.
     
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  5. lamelikemike

    lamelikemike L1: Registered

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    thanks for actually helping instead of immediatly just shutting down my idea, ill see if i can get it to work.


    **edit**
    got it working, thanks again. now i just have to iron out some kinks and upload
     
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  6. lamelikemike

    lamelikemike L1: Registered

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    well it will be less confusing because you will only spawn in the secondary position if your intelligence has been picked up, meaning after one or two deaths you will start to realize what is happening.

    there will also eventually be ample changes to the environment that will help you understand what is happening as well.
     
  7. Aki

    Aki L4: Comfortable Member

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    It will be difficult to pull off without confusing people. If you can do it great, but it won't be easy. Out of curiosity, why do it?
     
  8. shdw.puppet

    shdw.puppet L2: Junior Member

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    yeah, I am sorry for jumping down your throat, but this competition is for comp maps, used by 6v6 players in a league setting, often times, things like this are a turn off. Good luck to you though mate and have fun!