King Kong: Arena version?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by BrawlingBouse, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. BrawlingBouse

    BrawlingBouse L1: Registered

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    Hi, I'm looking to see if I can find a version of koth_king that has been modified for arena, (less health packs, basic arena rulesets) or what would be a reasonable way to change this map into an arena map. Relatively new to doing anything with maps in this game.
     
  2. Bloodhound

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    First you should know that this community isn't really a friend of valve map mods.
    So you probably won't find anyone to do it for you.

    You can try it via sourcemod:
    http://forums.alliedmods.net/showpost.php?p=1621542&postcount=2527
    pro:
    - no download for players
    con:
    - no redistribution
    - medikits (you can remove them too, but thats a lot of work with SM)

    Or you can modify the bsp file (the map):
    Use Entspy or VIDE.
    And get familiar with the different gamemods (entity-wise).
    https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Koth#Entities
    https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/TF2/Making_an_Arena_map#Arena_gamemode_entities

    This guide for entspy should help you aswell:
    http://www.bagthorpe.org/bob/cofrdrbob/entspy_spawnpoints.html

    Good luck!
     
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  3. BrawlingBouse

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    Thanks! This should do quite nicely, and I'm new to the site but do you guys have any other relatively well tested arena maps? A server I'm an admin on is trying to diversify.
     
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  4. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    We went through an arena craze a while back (2 years ago, maybe? Christ it's been so long) so we have quite a few piled up. The ones that come to mind are: Arakawa, Backlot, Blackhole (even though yyler hates this map I think), Capricorn (I have to fix the HDR sometime, it looks like BF3 atm :<), most definitely Draft and Hardhat, and Lolcano.

    And we, as a community, aren't against all Valve map edits; we just look down on the useless ones, like adding kittens to the skybox in 2fort or replacing every texture in the map with Justin Bieber (even though that's the greatest map this site has ever seen)(sorry about linking to Gamebanana, but Midget never made a thread for the map). See this thread for more details.
     
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  5. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    I think you'll find, in the climate of that time. Biebertower was, necessary.
     
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  6. Bloodhound

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  7. Deodorant

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    IP, please. I imagine a server running community arena maps wont have a very big population most of the time, but I'd love to keep it in my favorites and play on it whenever it does.
     
  8. BrawlingBouse

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    Thanks guys! You've all be tremendously helpful!

    I'll let you know if we put them in the rotation, and give me a moment and I'll post the IP here.
     
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  9. BrawlingBouse

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    Server IP: 68.232.181.25:27015

    And I've messaged the guy who handles that stuff to see if we can add some newer maps.
     
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  10. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Clearly so was popping in and replying a mere three minutes after being mentioned despite not having posting here in almost a year. Have you just been lurking here the whole time, or do you have one of those Google "Hey somebody mentioned you!" alert app thingies?
     
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  11. Shanghai

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    A Google alert for "midget" probably wouldn't help much.
     
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  12. BrawlingBouse

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    Hey just so you guys can know, we will be adding a few of them into the rotation soon but if you join the steam group we will be announcing a day when we're adding them into the rotation.

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arenafortress
     
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  13. 3Dnj

    aa 3Dnj Ducks

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  14. BrawlingBouse

    BrawlingBouse L1: Registered

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    What?! I love you.
     
  15. BrawlingBouse

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    Talked to our guy and we're going to have that map on the server very soon, and should be doing some testing with that one as well. We recently added:

    arena_polar_rc1
    arena_coalmine_b1
    arena_lighthouse_b2

    Into the rotation, we kind of did a bit of a community vote for the others and we're still considering a few of those.

    Also here's the link for the community page, for some reason the copypasta'd one above doesn't work.

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arenafortress
     
  16. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    Might be a good idea to make a thread for that 3DNJ in the map workshop or showcase even, just so people can find it later