Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Michie4life, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Michie4life

    Michie4life L1: Registered

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    No, it's not because I already loaded it with the old skybox (HDR) and then i could just run it, but no it won't. But alright I'll give it a try.

    Nope, won't work
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2010
  2. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    if you need to put "almost original map" in the features section, there's a problem.
  3. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    At least make it look like a TF2 map.
  4. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I loved facing in unreal, and it pains me to say this, but this will not work for TF2 as it is now.

    2 reasons:
    1st, the current map is floating.
    While I understand that is intentional, and there is no way to cap it in, you have basically put your map in a box, which is HORRIBLE for optimization as it requires the engine to render the entire map at once. This will result in significant drops in framerates once you add details/large groups of people play the map.

    2nd, Class Balance.
    This is not UT where all the weapons are at least somewhat effective at long range, while the snipers will love it, heavies and pyros will have trouble staying alive.

    Things that might help problem 1:
    1. Encase the fortresses to make them less open, applying area portals to the windows.
    2. Pull in the sky so it gets closer to the map, perhaps removing the bottom of the island entirely.

    Things that might help problem 2:
    Cover... add things to the bridge primarily. A TF2 style truck would add a little TF2 style and quirkiness, but if you wish to stay with the futuristic style of the original map maybe some well designed metallic arch tunnels (perhaps with slots on top for demo/ rocket spam?)

    Another thing, someone else already made a tf2 version of this map, you might want to check out his to make sure you arent stealing the name... his might have been named "ctf_facing" though
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    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  5. Michie4life

    Michie4life L1: Registered

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    Thanks, I will release the first version with tf2 skybox but v2 will have more tf2 style things.

    For the map size: my friend will run the map on his server he currently has a i7 920 and 60 mbit internet so... yeah lag could be client side, but i'm also running i7 920...., so if people can't run it, there are many other tf2 maps out there they won't miss my map.

    P.S. could you send a link of that map
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2010