Diner

Discussion in 'Orphaned Maps Repository' started by tyler, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Diner is a small KOTH map intended for pubs, not comp, though comp is free to enjoy it, test it, and tell me how bad it is. I went back to the root of KOTH as converted Arena maps and went from there.

    Inspired a bit by modernist architecture from the 50s and 60s. The intention is to make this a desert town with two rival diners competing to control the prized modernist diner in the center. That is, if I get to detailing.

    Structurally, the map takes cues from Harvest, Lakeside, and many 5CP mids and KOTH maps from the community that never got too far. It's not too similar to any of them, but it's not like I made this point up myself or anything.

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    As an experiment, this VMF is licensed for download.

    From the readme.txt:
    New: My unfinished a2 for the map, featuring smoother barns and back areas, with half the blue area missing. May or may not be helpful.
     
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  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    derp
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I like this map but I'm not sure I can take it in the right direction. Gameplay around the point and in most of the map seems fine to me from the couple of tests I ran, but the point itself and the spawn areas leave something to be desired. I'm not sure what to do with it and I don't think I ever will be; I started an a2 and it just feels like hacky bullshit that will look like changes but actually won't accomplish anything.

    If anyone wants to take over, let me know. There's only a couple custom materials which are publicly available and I'm a very neat mapper. It's pretty well optimized (it has to be due to the geometry). The spawns are rotated instances so you need to know the basic idea behind those (the geometry will unalign otherwise). I doubt anyone will volunteer, though.
     
  4. Bermuda Cake

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    I don't plan on developing it, but I could I have a look at the vmf anyway? I really like the metal supports on the diner, and it would be nice to what an alpha by someone else looks like.
     
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  5. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Sure! Actually, Mangy got me thinking with this thread so I am going to do an experiment.

    So... here it is.

    From the readme.txt:
    ...It would be interesting to know the validity of someone using this as a base for one of the current contests.
     
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  6. Bermuda Cake

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    Thank you!

    Wouldn't be allowed in either, I don't think.
     
  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Well, if someone more or less recreated it, it might work. I dunno.

    Hope you find it useful. I didn't bother putting anything in custom visgroups, normally don't do that for a few alphas.
     
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  8. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Moved here per yyler's requestion.

    This is an OPEN project.
     
  9. Arnold

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    I'm still convinced that a point like this could work (even though i mostly scrapped it in the case of croissant) but you have to make sure the outer route is viable. The area around the point and before the chokes to mid would be a big factor in making that happen.
     
  10. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    As I mentioned in the chat, I'll have a go at detailing/finishing this.
     
  11. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Muffin ended up uninstalling TF2, so it's actually still open.

    Also, in chat today we were thinking about how easily this could be spun into a zombie movie at a drive-in theater kind of thing for Halloween. It's such a good idea I almost want to do it myself!
     
  12. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    do it you clown
     
  13. All-Star

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    2nd link is broke
     
  14. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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