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Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Xi.Cynx, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Well I'm sure a few of you have seen this one already. It was a control point contest map. But I have finally decided to take it a bit further. Now fully playable without a horrible 10fps lag throughout the level I bring you KOTH_Luxor! Yes I know it's Egypt themed and yes I know it's very bland right now. BUT I have been working on custom textures to try and liven' each side up a bit so you can tell if you are on the red side, or on the blu.

    Basically right now I am just trying to get an initial feedback on how the level is laid out. The game mode is not working yet, but the spawn and door triggers are. Before I get any farther I would like for some people to take a run through and(disregarding it's theme) let me know exactly how they like the flow of the map and use it as a deathmatch right now to see how things work out with different classes. =)
     
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  2. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Beautiful map so far! - I have only 2 critisims.
    The first screenshot looks very very busy structurally and it doesn'y have to be so many leetle tiny peices of wood. Maybe make the concrete under the cap 1 whole peice?
    Also the last screenshot: Metal ramps and supports don't really fir the Egypt style. Maybe they should be wooden?
     
  3. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    Yay more criticisms!

    For the cap: It looks really tight, small, and spammy, especially under the point. The sniper windows look really advantageous, and the point itself looks really enclosed.

    Screen 3: Unless that upper pathway is <384 units, it could be really frustrating for a slow class to get up.
     
  4. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    You already have my respect for NOT USING DUST TORCHES!

    THANK YOU for using the torch particles!

    Also, map looks fantastic. I;ve come to love Egypt though koth_f_d.
     
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  5. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    Love it, though I think the scaffolding oughta be wooden.
     
  6. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    This looks really nice, Even more so because its alpha.
     
  7. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    Great brushwork!

    Looks wonderful, and when I saw the name I wondered why nobody had used this before, it's the perfect name for an Egypt map. Although I can see Criss Angel hovering out of a pyramid somewhere :|
     
  8. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Thanks for the criticisms and comments! =)

    The main reason I went with the metal scaffolding on one side is it was the only way I saw fit to clearly distinguish the red side from the blue side.

    The middle point can clearly be opened up a bit with a little bit of effort.

    The top route is more or less meant for faster classes, but it does give a nice point advantage if you take it over the shorter run. But each path will give it's own advantage over another so it kind of equals out(look at sawmill).

    The scaffolding is only metal on one side and not everywhere, but I figured it was easier to distinguish the difference between red and blu through organic and industrial scaffolding.
     
  9. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Use light coloured woods for Blue team. (whites)
    And of coarse use the dark brown / red woods for Red team.
     
  10. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    +OP Updated

    Check the change log for the differences.
    Hope I get some better feedback on the layout change and how it looks.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  11. Tyker

    Tyker L5: Dapper Member

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    The only thing I got in my log was

    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_mining/rock006c.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_mining/rock006c.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_farm/tools_shovel.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_mining/rock006c.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_mining/rock006c.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_mining/rock006c.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_farm/tools_shovel.mdl)
    SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props_mining/barbfence001_reference.mdl)

    But those shouldn't be crash related.

    Just check all your entity work, and if you can't find it just try and crash it while playing solo. If you can, then start deleting specific entities till it stops crashing and you will find the culprit.
     
  12. entourage

    entourage L1: Registered

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    The map looks great, but I have a strange question.

    I've tried using the nav_generate cvar with your a1 and a3 versions and they both have crashed my TF2 completely. I've ran the nav_generate on several other koth/arena maps and have had success. Any ideas why this one might be different??

    I can run around the map, cap the point, everything. But while generating it makes it to the point of "computing mesh visibility" and it completely closes TF2.
     
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  13. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    I'm actually trying to figure out why it is crashing right now. That is also good information though as I can look into that and try to find out why it might be doing so. I will not lie, in such a tiny map there are ALOT of brushes and stuff func_detailed. But I don't think that that is the sole issue. Along with the entities and some props I'm gonna fix I'll be releasing an a4 version here not to far off in the future.
     
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  14. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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    Very nicely done, once this map is done, I'll be adding it to a server rotation of Egypt themed maps.
    If you need a modeler, I could help.
     
  15. RaVaGe

    aa RaVaGe

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  16. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Yea it has been a while since I have updated. The reason for it is because for some reason it was randomly crashing the TF2Maps.net Server when it was being played. I never tried it on any other server though. Couldn't find the cause of this, I will finish this up though, just gotta give me a little more time. =) Now that I know someone will be interested in adding it to their server.