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KotH koth_mayangold b5

A jungle-themed King of the Hill map.

  1. Smiley the Smile

    Smiley the Smile L2: Junior Member

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    koth_mayangold - A jungle-themed King of the Hill map.

    My very first complete project (which is quite obvious).Feel free to judge it,give me any ideas,e.t.c.Any critisism is appreciated as long as it helps me improve the map.
     
  2. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Got screenshots?

    Also, 170MB map. You obviously have custom content in it (quite a lot of it by the looks of it, that or a unnecessarily small lightmap grid) , but apparently didn't repack it so it's a smaller size. Here, use this handy dandy tool: https://tf2maps.net/downloads/drag-n-drop-repack-unpack-batch-files.2451/

    Also, you don't have a version number in your map's file name (_a1 or something). This will cause problems when you update the map but keep the same name, the server will kick people off who still have the old map because of a server/client map mismatch. To fix this, you'll have to rename the vmf, then compile again.
     
  3. Smiley the Smile

    Smiley the Smile L2: Junior Member

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    Ok,I'll do that,thank you.
     
  4. CriminalBunny

    aa CriminalBunny Lasers are just deadly rainbows

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    I'm on mobile right now so I can't check too much, but isn't the top skybox temple tilted a bit too much to the right? I know it's very nit-picky but rotated as it is it looks rather unbeliebable, like it's going to fall over. It won't be very noticeable in game but in a screenshot or in a spectator camera it's going to look somewhat off.

    Other than that it looks good! I like the different out-of-bound areas of each spawn, and congrats on hitting beta!
     
  5. Smiley the Smile

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    Thanks!
    Also that temple was intentional.I thought it would be funny and also create a feel of an old ruined temple, kind like some buildings from Uncharted 2.But I guess you're right,gonna fix it.
     
  6. n8five484

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    koth_mayangold0000.png
    Before anyone says so, clip these stairs.
     
  7. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I have a hunch the big lit sign was just an excuse to use those cool letter props, since it doesn't fit the theme at all nor designate an area that would have a real reason to be marked with a big lit sign even if it did.
     
  8. Smiley the Smile

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  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I think I understand why my framerates were so bad. Protip #1: Close off the courtyard outside spawn from the rest of the map using skybox brushes if at all possible, and don't forget to have a big nodraw brush inside the displacement cliff wall if you don't already. Protip #2: Areaportals across every doorway (and window, when necessary).
     
  10. Smiley the Smile

    Smiley the Smile L2: Junior Member

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    Thank you for the tips,but what do you mean by the nodraw brush inside the cliff?Why should I do that?
     
  11. CriminalBunny

    aa CriminalBunny Lasers are just deadly rainbows

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    Displacements don't cut visibility, so things behind them will render them anyway. By having a nodraw brush inside it you can block visibility and seal the area. <-- This is important when you're going to place areaportals; you can separate the level into different "areas" and prevent a whole part of the map render, improving the performance (more information about them here)
     
  12. Smiley the Smile

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Smiley the Smile

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    Quick noobie question:
    I know what areaportals are and what they do,but I can't figure out a proper way to utilize it by placing it on every door.It'll just look ugly,since it won't render the insides of the house.
    Can you help?
    (by explaining in more detail)
     
  14. ics

    aa ics http://ics-base.net

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    Areaportals are not ment to be used on every doorway. Their idea is the split the map into smaller areas by using them and world geometry so the map framerate is better and plays better. You should go to for example on youtube and search some areaportal tutorials.
     
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  15. Smiley the Smile

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