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I propose an Arctic Theme Pack

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by iiboharz, Feb 16, 2015.

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  1. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz Meme Queen

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    So we have the Swamp, Construction and Japan theme packs which are all great, but I'm a huge fan of snow themed maps. I feel like there's a severe lack of content for snow themed maps which is why I would love to see an arctic theme pack.

    I've just put together a list of things I think would be good additions to a snow/arctic theme pack.

    I want to hear everyone's thoughts on this idea and would be super glad if people would be interested in contributing as this is something I really want to see happen.

    Cheers,
    iibo
     
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  2. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    I join you in this one there is not enough artic assets for mappers.
     
  3. mdpenguino

    mdpenguino L1: Registered

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    Yeah. I tried to make an artic, frosty map but their isn't enough assets. Snow blend on concrete would be nice.
     
  4. Kraken

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    The idea for more skyboxes is good an you could make something that resembles northen lights.
    Or make the northen lights move like clouds
     
  5. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    I would love this
     
  6. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    YES
    YES PLEASE

    snow is my favorite environment in TF2 :D
     
  7. Muddy

    aa Muddy Muddy

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    I'd super love this. Hell, it might just motivate me to work on cp_matthew again. I should really work on that

    One thing though, I'm not sure a full-size icebreaker prop would see much use.
     
  8. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Yes please. There isn't nearly enough ice materials. Snow's less of a concern, but indeed not enough blended materials. And ice needs a very clear one that refracts in real-time so it actually has some depth to it.
     
  9. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    I would love to contribute to this if I can, since I've accumulated a few ideas while working on my current map:

    • ice floe/iceberg models (with skybox variants)
    • rock models retextured as ice, maybe with a dusting of snow
    • frozen waterfall model
    • bare trees covered in snow

    There is an existing snowy cart model in pl_boundary and I found it in the downloads section, so I think it would be worth asking for permission to include this in the pack.
     
  10. Kraken

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    Correction the cart was made to everyone to download and the maker ow boundary asked permission to use it. So ask permission from the maker of the prop not from the map maker.
     
  11. Another Bad Pun

    Server Staff Another Bad Pun punished bird

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    so like this
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  12. RubbishyUser

    RubbishyUser L7: Fancy Member

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    Whatever happened to the stuff used in cp_glacier?
     
  13. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz Meme Queen

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    Northern lights skybox particles!
     
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  14. Waffe

    Waffe L4: Comfortable Member

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    Oh god all of my yes!
     
  15. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

    Somebody be so kind and do this. Just... Not as a particle. Hammer's way of handling particles makes me not want to use them.
     
  16. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    Normally that's implied when asking permission to use a model. I only mentioned the map to show the screenshot.
     
  17. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Looks like all brushwork to me.

    I did something similar on pl_crash_72
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  18. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    :O

    (if my memory serves, there's a nebula skybox model in the moonbase assets which would work perfectly if reskinned)
     
  19. iiboharz

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    Yeah but it's all static and I feel like particles would be cooler because they could be moving and be all super cool and stuff.

    I would enjoy it a lot more than just a lame ol' model any day.
     
  20. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    I totally agree with you, but how many players are going to sit by and watch a moving skybox particle instead of playing the map?
     
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