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HELP - Holiday map needs first aid

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by NoHeroes, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. NoHeroes

    NoHeroes L2: Junior Member

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    I've tried contacting the author of this map:

    http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/41923

    but got no response.

    Here's the problem:

    We're running a special holiday server until Christmas that features this map, and it's proving very popular. Unfortunately, it's also proving very crash-prone.

    For some reason, the map crashes the server VERY often after a team wins a round. I've even tried running the map on a pure vanilla server, and it still crashes. I've tried everything I can think of (even checked if sudden death had something to do with it - nope).

    Is it even possible for someone to take a look at another author's map to find what's wrong? If so, could one of the resident Guru's take a look?
     
  2. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Im a friend of his. (steam wise, not in RL.) Im moderately sure that though he plays a little more, I dont think he maps anymore. I have seen him at our Gamedays more recently though.

    Just from looking at the screenies I think I can take a guess at why it (and a large number of custom maps) crashes.
    Too big, too open, and when you have a full server with 32 people its too much for the server to handle sometimes.
    He would have to do a buttload of optimization to make it work... I dont think its going to happen, unfortunately.