Jill announces TF2 beta branch in Steam Discussions

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Hyperion, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

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    http://steamcommunity.com/app/440/discussions/0/135509472115112472/

     
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  2. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    So no changes right now, but possibility that we'll see updates to vbsp, vvis, vrad, et al in the future? Here's hoping the port some of CS:GO lighting changes to TF2.
     
  3. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    I can't wait to test all this nothingness
     
  4. suber36g

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    But will it effect the map makers?
     
  5. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    i doubt itll affect us cause the only things csgo hammer has that tf2 hammer doesnt are some engine-specific things i dont expect them to port over

    and csgo's has a different lighting engine that would look real weird in tf2
     
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  6. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    If the whole thing was ported as is then yeah, it would look weird. But access to some of the newer features wouldn't be a bad thing, and it's not like existing maps would be recompiled with new lighting (I don't think), it would be new maps only. Those potential new map might not look as weird because we'd be used to them looking that way. If that makes sense.
     
  7. Erk

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    I haven't really noticed any bugs from the update.

    It's good to have Valve testing stuff before release, though.
     
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  8. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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  9. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    I played some of the tf2 map ports in the CS:GO workshop a short while back and they look amazing, not much is different besides better color correction and much more detailed shadows- so detailed in fact the sun spread looked very tight, which I thought fit the comic theme very well (because comics have flat shadows, not gradient ones). In my opinion it's improvements all around!
     
  10. Yrr

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    its easy to make sharp shadows in tf2, I've done it before, but it looks really off from the graphical style
     
  11. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    I disagree, but it's just my preference! I don't know if you've booted up one of those ports like 2fort or dustbowl but the graphical difference is definitely better. It's hard to describe honestly
     
  12. Invalid nick

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    oh this sounds exciting!
    hope it includes a updated hammer, a bunch of nifty lil things and bug fixes tf2 hammer is currently missing out on!
     
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  13. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Lack of support for sun-spread angles or real-time lighting from sources other than the sun is a pretty big reason why porting CSGO's cascading shadows would be awkward for a game like TF2. What would they do with nighttime maps that rely mainly on artificial and phantom lights, or Sawmill where the sun-spread angle is cranked way up? Counter Strike was a good fit because all the official maps are in broad daylight for gameplay reasons.

    I believe Black Mesa's cascading shadows support sun-spread angles but only if you max out the graphics settings, which would also be awkward.

    Don't forget the support for blend modulators! I want that at least.
     
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  14. Yrr

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    blend modulation is one of the few features from csgo hammer i could see being useful altho as far as im aware csgo hammer has a lot of its own bugs too, that tf2 hammer doesnt have
     
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  15. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    4way blends, as I understand it, are really kind of bitchy to backwards implement too.
     
  16. Infomaniac

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    I feel testing this nothingness will be very good!
     
  17. BenCo

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    Anything that helps the TF2 team to release a decent update is alright to me.
     
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  18. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Please be GPU accelerated.

    Please be GPU accelerated.
     
  19. I dinne ken

    aa I dinne ken Has currently had enough

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    Would GPU accelerated compiles be a possibility in the future with this?

    Edit: Velocity said it before I refreshed the page :confused:
     
  20. Pocket

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    I wouldn't be too surprised if we wind up getting the first three improvements listed here. The first two are simply a matter of improving VRAD, and the third isn't dependent on anything specific to the newer engineā€”if anything, the lightmapped-prop feature they added to this game might interfere with it.

    Knowing Valve, though, they're probably talking about some really wild stuff that's never been done before. They're almost super villain-like in their refusal to do the same thing more than once, even when everybody's clamoring for it.