KotH Cruise B2

Another abandoned map (Framecow) I revived for the September Trilogy

  1. HolySnickerPuffs

    aa HolySnickerPuffs Bad at TF2, Loves Mapping For TF2

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    Cruise - Another abandoned map (Framecow) I revived for the September Trilogy

    The year is 2087, and world power RED Shipping is at it's wits end. The rebels, Blutarch's Angels, have single-handedly weakened their empire. Using their remaining funds, RS have made an experimental time machine, and they hope BA doesn't get wind of their plan. (They do.)


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    @flanker , for the original map, Framecow
    @A Boojum Snark , for his Ultimate Mapping Resource Pack
    @Crash , for his tutorials on TF2 Mapping
    The TF2Maps.net Community, for
     
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  2. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Alpha 9

    - Slightly reworked the lower level of the mid building.

    - Reworked the boxpile in the mid building to make it more "Science-y"

    - Added a Tom Cruise cutout to the boxpile in the mid building for shits and giggles.

    - Improved texturing on BLU's battlements.

    - Fixed various lighting issues (Hopefully)

    - Shunk the large healthkit down to a medium (Sorry @Snowshoe !)

    - Fixed a clipping bug.

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  3. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Rushed out for the Oct. 24th Gameday. It probably won't get in, though.

    Alpha 10 Changelog:

    - Added some more "science"
    - Added a small room behind the capture point for cover.

    - De-clunky-fied the middle building's stairway
    - Added/Re-arranged/Changed some ammo/health pickups
    - Made the side paths the mid easily accessible from the ground
    - Changed the poles in the team 'offices' to walls

    - Removed an unneeded brush
    - Removed the cow. Will re-add it when it's fixed (Sorry, Darren!)
    - Removed most of the "-ology
    - Removed the Tom Cruise cutout.
    - Reworked the capture point's surrounding area a little bit.
    - Redid some textures
    - Removed the one-sided doors
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    - Goofed up lighting for one side. Will fix on next version.

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  4. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    Some Name Suggestions since you were asking for them:
    Base Works
    Facility 731 (historical reference if you know chinese and japenese history, also wwII history)
    Silent Valley
    Bacon (please dont)
    Lab Industries
    Apature Lab (spelt wrong on purpose)
    Outlet
    Static
    Shock
    Bolt
    Disclaimer: Most of these are bad.
     
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  5. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    koth_fullbeef
     
  6. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Scientology doesn't even have to do with science, actually. Plus it's a cult, and no one likes cults.

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    - Began detailing, as I plan this to be the last alpha version.
    - Cubemaps!
    - Re-added the Tom Cruise cutout to celebrate the new name. @Ms. Mudpie suggested it, by the way. (The cows will come soon.)
    - Added handrails to the balcony
    - Added two ramps off the handrails on the balcony
    - Added some windows close to the point. They don't do much, though.
    - Added...

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    - Added another detail area in the back of the middle building
    - Temporarily re-added the exploding cows
    - Added 'garages' around mid

    - Reworked the cap building. It's now more open.

    - Removed the sniper rooms in the team buildings, as it was used very little

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  8. HolySnickerPuffs

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    "Nobody said it was easy. Nobody said it would be so hard. I'm going back to-" Alpha.

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    - Renamed the capture point to "T.O.M", for Total Override Machine.

    - Reworked textures arond the cap point.
    - Added platforms in each of the team's 'Office Buildings'. These will allow players on the lower stairs to jump to the building's 'Console Room', and vice-versa.


    - Reduced some details to orange-gridded brushes....

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  10. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Just kidding. This is a big one

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    - Added new windows to the upper level of the middle building
    - Added a small concrete platform under some healthkits so they can be seen easier
    - Added a shelf to the middle building (Thanks, Mudpie!)
    - Added nobuilds under all the spawn doors
    - Added (imho) neat-looking teslas in the empty corners of the map
    - Moved a set of healthkits in the "Offices" of each team further from the wall
    - Also changed patch color to team based.
    - Extended the stairs from the ground to the mid building from 192 units to 256
    - Re-added 3 Tom Cruise cutouts . One is easy to find, but the others are *expertly* hidden.
    -They're both in the middle area, so that really narrows your seach area.
    - Learned how to smooth displacements
    - I put that cap point back where it came from (or so help me, so help me, so help me, and cut!)
    - Turned the team's "garages" into brushes, from func_brushes (Stickes should stick now, 14bit!)
    - Changed the extension ramps in the team's offices to orange "pipey-things" to allow access to other routes
    - Messed with the geometry in the middle building to make it more circular and open
    - Downgraded the pick-up in the cap building from a medium Healthkit and large Ammopack to just a medium Healthkit.
    - Extended the capture zone to cover most of the middle-most area in the cap building.
    - The area that has been excluded has been turned into cover.

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  11. HolySnickerPuffs

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    "unlimited monster munch"
    - Corvatile

    - Removed the pillars on mid. Replaced them with metal_barrier02.mdl
    - Added some crates and detailing in the small room under the cap, to mark it as storage
    - Turned around the Tom Cruise cutout in storage, as people were confusing it with a player (How?)
    - Changed the full ammopack infront of the center building with a full healthkit
    - Reverted some textures
    - Reworked the geometry of the lower level of the middle office to make it more like the level above it.
    - Replaced the orange bridges in the offices with pipes. It may look wonky, but it has the same collision as the original brushes.
    - Disabled colission on the "Control Point" signs on each team's offices
    - Added caution tape around the control point
    -Extended the door triggers by 24hu on each side so they would open sooner
    - Speed up door opening speed by 50hu
    - Turned some unnessisary func_details into world brushes
    - Retexured some playerclips into blockbullets. You can rocket jump up stairs now.
    - Reworked the middle office's balcony to discourage Snipers.
    - Rplaced most of the displacements with ramps. The one behind the cap is staying.
    - Removed, re-arranged, and changed healthpacks.
    - Textured a lot. Maybe too much.
    - Added a few decorative pillars to the cover section of the cap building.
    - Removed the nucleus-like energy core over the point. It will be returned if requested

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    Once again, I haven't updated the pictures. I will do that soon. Hopefully.

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    If you have a "koth_cruise_b1" in your files already, it's an old version I like to refer to as "Alpha 11.5". Anyway, here's the changelog!

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    "That texture application makes zero sense whatsoever."
    - Zed

    -Started artpass phase

    - Added barbed wire fences to the sides of each team's garage path. Be careful around the top, that barbed wire is gonna hurt!
    - Added a few more custom textures and props.
    - Added an additional resupply cabinet to each team's spawnroom

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  13. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Also, the screenshots are a smidge outdated, as the shadow behind the huge light on the middle office is gone, and the shelf now has some multi-colored phones on it.
     
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    I swear, every time I'm sure this map is good, there's another error. Luckily, I'm pretty sure It's all solved now.

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    - Fixed RED spawn doors opening for BLU players
    - Fixed BLU players spawning in RED's spawn
    - Added Spawnroom Visualizers to RED spawn
    - Changed the skin of the handrail props in the middle office

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  16. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    Everytime i see a new version of this map it never changes anything significant.
    It doesn't fix the insane scout and pyro dominance this map has.
    It doesn't help snipers that can't do anything at all.
    It doesn't fix the spawns being on one side for no reason, leading players to the building instead of the point.
    It doesn't fix the map having no flow and being a DM-fest.

    Sorry for sounding harsh, but I know you can do better. The class balance in this map is so janky it hurts, and areas are so small that it's hard to move as a team. Not to mention that the lower level is so weird and never used compared to Framecow.
     
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  17. HolySnickerPuffs

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    As you might be able to tell from the update title, I'm excited to be working on this again.

    - Continued artpass. Mainly on BLU's side. Did not get as far as I wanted to this version.
    - Added a rudimentary skybox. Will improve in future version
    - Slightly reworked capture area to be more rectangular
    - Shoehorned in some Frontline! assets
    - Repacked the map.
    - Compiled with all the fancy setting the cool kids use to make their maps look nice.
    - Other misc. changes I've forgotten. (It's been half a year cut me some slack.)

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  18. The Letter Before A

    The Letter Before A Cool Idiot

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    a wonderful masterpiece of a map
    cant wait to see this map reach rc
    a bit confused by the name though
     
  19. HolySnickerPuffs

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    It originally had multiple Tom Cruise cutouts sprinkled around the map, and before that It was named Scientology. Since I got rid of both, I'll probably changed the name.
     
  20. The Letter Before A

    The Letter Before A Cool Idiot

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    ohhhh
    All the same this map seems extremely competitively viable