KotH Downlow

Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by NATO_chrisjm, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. NATO_chrisjm

    NATO_chrisjm L1: Registered

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    Hello,

    I'm new to mapping for TF2, and with hammer. I've done a fair bit in UDK and UT3 however so I'm hoping this fist endeavour won't be a complete failure.

    Obviously there is a fair amount of work left to do but I want to make sure the space works as intended before adding art etc. I am particularly concerned by the lack of cover around the capture point, and the general openness of that area.

    Thanks for any feedback!
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013
  2. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    My only mapping endeavor prior to TF2 was HOMM3, so nothing you do could possibly by worse than my first attempt
     
  3. jakoman

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    You'll find all the comments from the impromptu on the feedback page. I liked the layout of the point area, but for the gameplay to work the way you wanted, you've got to clip off the roofs. Also, contrary to the term "skybox" you actually want your skybox brushes to seal off the edges of your areas, rather than putting a large hollowed out box around the entire map. That way you'll get faster compile times and much better performance later on.
     
  4. NATO_chrisjm

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    Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't aware of the performance issue. I think I'm going to end up rebuilding it entirely. The brushes are a mess and I'm unhappy with the layout. It should end up similar, but with better weighting, i.e. pulling away from the centre and facilitating more play in the paths.
     
  5. NATO_chrisjm

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    Updated with rebuilt map.
     
  6. NATO_chrisjm

    NATO_chrisjm L1: Registered

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    Thanks for the gameday feedback guys :)