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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PL-7764, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Hello all ... :)

    I'm a sort-of-long-time TF2 player (as in, I started maybe 10 months ago and play a couple hours at a time a few nights a week ... :p), but fairly new to the world of mapping. Thought I might try going straight to the source to get some ideas/tips/to be able to release anything I make. I've already learned quite a bit through trial and error with 2 maps that went totally screwy, but I'm on my 3rd mapping effort now and I think it's getting close to alpha-release-ability. The biggest win for it is that unlike my previous maps, my computer still survives the compile process. :p I hope to get the layout finished and posted soon so I can fix any problems before moving on from dev-textured blocks to the hard-core aesthetics (my favorite part!).

    As for some favorites, since the forum description suggested it:
    My favorite class is the Medic, and my favorite map is Dustbowl (although I do like a little 2fort now and then for some CTF flavor, and because I can play as Engineer there without feeling clueless as to where to put buildings :p).

    Hoping to enjoy the community! :)
    - PL-7764

    PS: The "PL" in my username does not stand for "Payload." ;) It stems from entirely non-TF2-related causes.
     
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    I'm a huge aesthetics lover as well =)

    Welcome to the community!

    there is a link in my signature that is full of many useful tutorials and other links to help you out.
     
  3. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Hi and welcome to TF2Maps.net PL-7764! :D

    If you have any screen shots of your current or previous mapping endeavorers we would love to see them.

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    If you need any help with a problem that you think you could fix on your own, you should read through the TF2 wiki and our own rather impressive [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/forumdisplay.php?f=12]Tutorial section.[/ame]


    If you need help with Entities please consult [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/showpost.php?p=44439&postcount=1]The Ultimate Mapping Resource Pack[/ame] made by our very own A Boojum Snark. Were you will find [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/showpost.php?p=44522&postcount=2]The Prop Library,[/ame] [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/showpost.php?p=60246&postcount=3]The Gametype Library,[/ame] [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/showpost.php?p=61031&postcount=4]The Improved FGD,[/ame] and [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/showpost.php?p=84392&postcount=5]The Pre-fab library[/ame]


    After you are done with your project you can upload it here or you can use a very useful program that a lot of other mappers use called Dropbox.

    After it is uploaded you can [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/forumdisplay.php?f=44]make a thread for it here.[/ame]

    Don't worry about making it pretty just yet. However, feel free to sign up for [ame=http://forums.tf2maps.net/forumdisplay.php?f=35]gameday for some good testing.[/ame] Gamedays are on Fridays in the euro server and Saturday/Sunday in the U.S. server.

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