Inspiration

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Galago, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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    I'm slowly learning Hammer and Source mapping... now to put my [little] knowledge to the test: I need inspiration for an outdoor TF2 map, preferably ctf or arena. I know it's hard to come up with this stuff, and obviously I'm not asking for an extravagant plan, but if you have ANY good ideas floating around in your head, now's the time ;)

    Thanks for any help you can give,
    Galago
     
  2. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    Why not make a death pit?

    1 - 2 flags in a hole - with long timer cap - one for each team - first team to cap wins.

    It will be an easy project for you to do for a first map
     
  3. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    This thought goes back to my DoD roots....

    Make a small-med sized 3 point linear CP with all CPs unlocked. So you can cap in any order...

    connect the CPs with a sewer system.

    Gameflow would be fast and unpredictable.

    Use the lumberyard (alpine) theme!
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    That'd be pretty neat actually, fully unlocked linear cp tree.

    Good old DoD.
     
  5. Kookies!

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  6. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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    Kill_The_Bug: Thanks for trying to help, but I was hoping for a slightly more complicated or themed map... one that I (or others) would actually enjoy playing on.

    l3eeron: I might give it a shot... I'm not sure if I could handle making sewers (displacements?)

    Kookies: AWESOME! Exactly what I was looking for; some good reference images and inspiration!

    - Keep 'em commin'!
     
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  7. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Sewers can be made out of brushes, which I think would be easier. Make some hallow cubes with ramps leading down to them.
     
  8. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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    By "hallow", do you mean "hollow"? And wouldn't that make the sewers square?
     
  9. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    lol sorry, ya hollow with an "O"

    sewers dont have to be round, Basically a hallway, with a little trench of ankle deep water.

    I guess you could make a hollow cylinder and turn it on its side.

    I dont know how good that is for FPS though....
     
  10. Altaco

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    Oh my god, thank you so much for that. Found some great inspiration for pl_silo:

    http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/09/ballistic-news.html
     
  11. Kookies!

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    haha yeah that is cool. There's a pic in there that even has the alpine setting :)

    I think these would make for a creepy map (maybe good for l4d): http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/07/abandoned-tunnels.html

    I've been going to that site for a while just because I really liked the stuff, like the gas mask pictures and all.
     
  12. Dan2025

    Dan2025 L2: Junior Member

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    Go to a boring lecture and start doodling on your notepaper. I can guarantee you'll get some ideas that way.
     
  13. Gadget

    aa Gadget

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  14. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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  15. Altaco

    Altaco L7: Fancy Member

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    If you're interested in making sewers, you could check out the ones from 2fort, there's a thread with vmfs of all the valve maps here on the forums.