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A nice, multistaged Jungle-themed payload map. (WIP)

  1. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Clearly the solution is to bug Valve to add the multiple-UV feature from CSGO.

    Or just rework the model so there's a rectangle around the two signs that references a different material attached to a separate texture just for the signs.
     
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  2. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    >Stage 1
    -Removed cage crane room route (it is not an out of bounds area).
    -Updated aviary model.
    -Added a new route to second point outdoor area.
    >Stage 2
    -Changed initial area to get rid of sniper sightlines into blu spawn exit.
    -Added stairs to the roof of the boathouse.
    >Stage 3
    -Several changes to final point area that will hopefully mitigate engie spam issue.

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  3. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    >Stage 1
    -Several visual changes to out of bounds areas in this stage.
    >Stage 2
    -Changed the entrance door to security station building.
    >Stage 3
    -Changed several out of bounds areas.
    >Skybox
    -Added some buildings to the skybox.
    >Overall
    -Removed all Mayann pack assets.
    -Replaced all mayann palm trees with ones made by Void and Stiffy (thanks guys).

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  4. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    >Overall
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    >Stage 1
    -Changed some areaportals into areaportalwindows.
    >Stage 2
    -Changed the design of the security building interior.
    >Stage 3
    -Blast door after 1st point closes after 2nd point is captured now.

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  5. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    >Overall
    -Optimized a number of assets (decreased polycount and added LOD's to some models).
    -Fixed issues with cart getting stuck on rolling back and causing mini-earthquakes when it went up or down a slope.
    -Removed EOTL round start tune.
    >Stage 1
    -Slightly increased RED respawntime.
    >Stage 3
    -Fixed RED not being able to leave their spawn.

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  6. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    >Overall
    -Replaced borneo assets with E-Arkham's and Pear's foliage models.
    -Hopefully fixed displacement seams popping up here and there.
    >Stage 1
    -Added a few pickups in initial area.
    >Stage 2
    -Changed water in out of bounds area behind red spawn to 2fort_expensive
    -Fixed lighting on several props.
    >Stage 3
    -Changed water behind blu spawnroom to 2fort_expensive
    -Added some detail to the interior of the bunker.
    -Replaced a displacement fallen tree in initial area with a fallen hollow tree model.

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  7. Spebby

    Spebby L3: Member

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    This looks so... Amazing. I really hope this becomes a map in-game.
     
  8. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Tested this on HonC the other day, here's some constructive criticism and little things I noticed.

    There seems to be a lot of "junk" on the map that could probably get refined. There are a lot of FPS issues that seemed to be plaguing everyone on the server, and reducing the amounts of stuff you have on the map would be step one to help this. The other issue with all this stuff is that it seems like everywhere you go you are colliding with something. A lot of clipping should get done on the map to smooth this stuff out, but I also felt like I was constantly fighting the map itself to get to where I wanted to go. IMO, go through each stage, look at every prop and say "does this specific prop NEED to be here to sell the detailing, or improve gameplay?" if not, axe it. Time to make the hard cuts.

    Stage one is probably the most refined stage, and I'd bet it's because it's been played the most by far. One of the inherent problems with multistage is the later stages just getting played far less. Did you split the map up during development to test each stage out individually? I feel like there are some strange flanks that give attackers a big advantage (probably not a bad thing for a stage one, really), but I like the spawn location in relation to the final capture. Far enough away without feeling impossible to save.

    Stage two is probably the "messiest" stage with stuff in it, I felt like I was constantly having to jump over and around stuff to get to where I wanted to be. The last is a crazy choke point that always feels like we basically have to spawn camp our way to victory nearly every time. The rest of the stage isn't bad, it just goes from being pretty open with breathing room, to small doorways leading to cramped gameplay space.

    Stage three is hard to get to, and feels like a big box with another raised up box in the center. The outside areas are barely utilized because they are so far out of the way, and the center ended up being the only area fought in. It feels a bit overscaled. Combat happens at pretty long distances at times. Being this late in development this doesn't help much, but thought I'd mention it anyway. I've only managed to play this stage like twice during this maps development, so take my opinions here with a grain of salt.

    Some specific spots of things I happened to grab screenshots of:
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    Super dark and weird spot. Really easy to ambush from here. I'd probably seal it off with some detailing of some sort, personally.

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    In the heat of battle, trying to run in to grab health, I kept wanting to turn towards these to get it when seeing them from the side. I'd just make one of them a cabinet, myself.


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    Had some FPS issues around here (My normal is 200-250 capped, if I dip below 100 I usually know an area is in need of fixing up.)


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    Could clip these, or just remove them.


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    More FPS issues around here.


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    And here, when more people were around.

    Hope this helps. You've got a lot of map here, so good job getting it to this stage in development!
     
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  9. AsG_Alligator

    aa AsG_Alligator qhull precision error

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    >Stage 1
    -Cut down on size of OOB areas in aviary bit, and second half of the stage.
    -Added occluders in several places.
    >Stage 2
    -Redesigned last point building of stage 2.
    -Added occluders in several places.
    >Stage 3
    -Added occluders in several places.
    -Removed bunker interior from play area.
    -Added sightline blocker to the upper exit from starting building.
    >Cut down on static props across all stages.

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  10. AsG_Alligator

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    -Adjusted fade distances on a number of props.
    -Fixed a faulty occluder in stage 3 final area.
    -Changed stage 2 blu spawn layout.
    -Added security camera props in position of some of the observer points.

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  11. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I think the texture you used for the windows on the dome need to be $transparent instead of $alphatest, or something because this isn't working.
     
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  12. AsG_Alligator

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    It has to be alphatest because Source(TM). With transparent rendering order screws up and ends up being complete mess.
     
  13. YOYOYO

    aa YOYOYO

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    congratz on getting an in game map
     
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  14. Spebby

    Spebby L3: Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  15. SierraStorms

    SierraStorms L2: Junior Member

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    Congrats on getting your map in-game!
     
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  16. Asd417

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    Congratulation! you deserved it
     
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  17. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Told ya so

    Many congrats!
     
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  18. CommodoreKong

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    Sir Stranger found a bug that needs to be fixed on this map that allows building a sentry in the sky:
     
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  19. AsG_Alligator

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    Oh ffs...
     
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  20. Asd417

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    still manageable than heavy health bug