Hello Everyone

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by B.A.Baracus, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. B.A.Baracus

    B.A.Baracus L1: Registered

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    Hello all,

    Newly registered aspiring mapper chiming in to say "Sup Fools !!" and to ask "Please check out my map & tell me what you all think." http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=1091

    A little about my mapping experience :

    Started learning about hammer in May of '08.

    Still working on optimizing my first and second map (ctf_hoops_beta is technically my 3rd map but 1st released). I didn't realize how important it was to optimize as you go in the beginning. Painful to do after map is finished out. :cursing:


    Peace,
    B.A.
     
  2. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    I pity the fool that doesn't have me host their marp for testing!

    j/k, welcome abroad.
     
  3. B.A.Baracus

    B.A.Baracus L1: Registered

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    Thanks, and you are most welcome to test/host this map, I would actually greatly appreciate it.

    I updated the package today to include a custom map description screen with map objectives and notes (after server motd screen). Also included a readme.txt with instructions for easier installation. The bsp didn't change, only added 3 more files with the bsp to the zip in the proper directory structure to add the custom map screen and make it easier on everyone.

    I just wish I could make the servers distribute the ctf_hoops_beta.txt file to the clients. So currently, if players download the map from a game server, the map screen will be missing and replaced with the stock CTF map message. I'm hoping this will be remedied soon, but I am running out of options. I have tried adding it to the bsp w/ pakrat, adding it to the servers with the map & adding it to the download servers' with the map. I have a few more things to try as last resorts. If anyone can shed any light on this, it would be awesome.

    Thanks again for the reply & the offer,

    Forums : B.A.Baracus
    Steam : {A TEAM}B.Å.Baracus[B³]
     
  4. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    I've always done it with pakrat and it appeared to work for me....

    If you genuinely want your map hosted, I'll need you to send me a pm with a link to the file - and due to signature limits I can't say this anymore, but it needs to be in bz2 format. I recommend 7-zip. At some point i'll need your steam ID (the one you can find by typing status in the console while you play), so I can make you admin enough that you can set your map to come up on the server.
     
  5. B.A.Baracus

    B.A.Baracus L1: Registered

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Just in case you are offering to host in case I don't have a server to test it on. I appreciate it but it won't be necessary. I have a few servers and have tested it with friends quite a bit.

    However, If you wanted to host it to take a look and try to break things, that's cool too , I'm happy to give you a bz2 link anyway just in case.

    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=1105


    Cheers & Thanks again,