CP_Elsinore

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by roninmodern, May 5, 2008.

  1. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    Ok, work on ghosttown has been scrapped. I'd started another level, cp_eldin and decided that while it was decent, it wasn't laid out as well as I'd liked.

    So, I've started on cp_elsinore which, as you can probably tell from the name is a castle themed map. It focuses on a nice little hamlet nestled between a mountain and the ocean, with a castle on each side. The castles secretly harbor the spy labs of the RED and BLU corporations, of course!

    So far I've only got the bridge and a gatehouse for one side of it done, but I do have WIP shots and am going to feverishly be working on this.

    Hope I've piqued your interest.

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  2. tedrock

    tedrock L2: Junior Member

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    the lighting makes it look like a dream land. very beautiful even for dev textures

    i assume your gonna up the scale on the water. it looks a little repeaty right now
     
  3. ChronoTriggerFan

    ChronoTriggerFan L7: Fancy Member

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    Looking good! the arches look a bit blocky, but thats probably unfix able. Get a skybox in there, and it will look awesome :p
     
  4. MangyCarface

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    Looks good but the scale seems off... will be very sniper friendly as is.
     
  5. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    nice brush work, looking good.
     
  6. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Very nice! I'll be watching to see how this turns out.
     
  7. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    @MangyCarface - the sniper issue is something I've always got in the back of my mind. Making it a viable class, but not overpowerful. To that end it's really going to come down to terrain and debris lying about to add cover. Maybe a trebuchet on one side and a catapult on the other?

    @Tedrock - I'm going to up the scale next build, hadn't even thought of it but now I'll try and find something go0d.

    @ChronoTriggerFan - The arches are definitely fixable to not look so blocky; we'll see what happens ;)
     
  8. JTG

    JTG L2: Junior Member

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    Elsinore... is that a Strange Brew reference?
     
  9. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    No, it's the name of the castle in Hamlet.
     
  10. JTG

    JTG L2: Junior Member

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    Ahhh

    Ok, that makes sense. Strange Brew is based on Hamlet. The villian runs the Elsinore Brewery.

    Love the bridge BTW. Great brush work.
     
  11. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Hey ronin, shame I didn't see this until now. This looks very good! But it's gonna be quite fps heavy if you put the details in?
    I love the brushwork though, keep it up. And with enough cover, the snipers will have a hard time if you place the debris good.

    Keep us informed
     
  12. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    wouldn't be the bridge to much off a chockepoint?
     
  13. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    There's going to be a cave entrance at the bottom of the cliffs for each castle, otherwise the bridge would become a giant chokepoint.
     
  14. Brandished

    Brandished L5: Dapper Member

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    ;_;
     
  15. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    Wow. Back to working on this after forever. Some ideas remain the same, others are scrapped.

    Still two castles on each side. Instead of a town in the middle, there's a teutonic-style mansion.

    No more tunnels through the ground, it's an all out frontal assault, with a path down to the water as an alternate route.

    Some new screens:

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  16. Psyphil

    Psyphil L3: Member

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    looking good but the bridge is long and sniperfriendly, hope you've got a good idea to prevent that
     
  17. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    By the time the fight is at the bridge, noone will be in a good position to snipe.
     
  18. MangyCarface

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    Glad to see you back, looks great.
     
  19. Laz

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  20. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    wow, this is like a 2fort_royale!

    But serioulsy it's pretty amazing, but the "gate" looks very absurd when it's made of brick :)