cp_steel_b4

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by eni, May 16, 2008.

  1. eni

    eni L1: Registered

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    Hey, I'd like to introduce you guys to cp_steel, a map by Fishbus.

    Intro Movie: http://www.vimeo.com/1020721

    Download + Screenies: http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/54183

    A little backstory - cp_steel is currently on its 17th iteration, and well it's at the stage where we're happy to unleash it on the general public, so we can find any showstopping problems or balance issues before the final release.

    A comment from one of the server admins that helped us playtest it:

    "In the past month alone on my server, Steel has undergone more than 60 hours of playtesting with over 10,000 unique players with a constant feedback cycle to consider and resolve any balance issues that arose. I commend Fishbus for subjecting Steel to this level of scrutiny."

    There's a tasty little intro movie added as you can see to aid comprehension of the map, because it is a complex map, and people will get lost initially. There's Hydro style signs to guide you to the current outer point in play in the respawn. But don't despair, because once you learn the nuances of the map (and stop getting lost) you will have some great games. :)
     
  2. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Damn. Very cool intro movie!
     
  3. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    God yes looks fantastic, only the way it plays is probably a bit weird and hard to understand in the beginning. Great great GREAT job on this map though. I WILL play this.
     
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  4. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    hooooooly crap that looks epic!
     
  5. PMAvers

    PMAvers L6: Sharp Member

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    Random thought, but does anyone know how to get a TF2 server to download the video upon connecting? Do you have to put it in the same archive as the map itself?
     
  6. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Well, damn thats nice.
     
  7. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    That's embedded in the .bsp, how big is the filesize? That makes me wonder. Anyway it's totally worth it.
     
  8. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    The zip was 84 mbs I think. Just downloaded it. Would be a pain to download from a server though.
     
  9. PMAvers

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    Is it? 'Cos when you download it from FPS, you have to put the cp_steel_b4.bik file in the media folder (hanging out with all the Valve intros) to get the video to show up...
     
  10. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Hmm weird choice, im sure it can get embedded using pakrat.
     
  11. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Use 7zip and compress to bz2. (I DON'T think maps need to be UNEXTRACTED if they are in bz2. (Or atleast the servers can distribute the bz2.)

    Also I've downloaded 120+mb maps off of servers. (I feel sorry for their bandwith, 32 people all doing it at once.
     
  12. PMAvers

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    On a side note, I've got a few players who downloaded the map fresh from FPS, and are crashing whenever they go to click Continue to load the intro movie.
     
  13. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Lord Ned, would tf2 then automatically uncompress both files? I'm not familiar with this at all, heh. Also, PMAvers, I got mine off of fps and had no issues.
     
  14. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Amazing video work, map's sweet as hell too
     
  15. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    sweet, only one problem, there is already a cp_steel out there, so it really would get confusing.
     
  16. Arhurt

    Arhurt L6: Sharp Member

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    Thats some really nice work, great presentation!
     
  17. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Unless you provide a link proving this dont ever say that! it scares the shit out of mappers!!!!
    however, you do always always always need to check to see if another map has the name you want because then you will run into a whole load of problems
     
  18. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    thats why you chose hoodoo youme? ^^
     
  19. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    heh, better than pl_rocky_road imho (I wont even tell you the other option I had!)
     
  20. AWESOME-O

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