Making Arena Maps?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by PenPen, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. PenPen

    PenPen L5: Dapper Member

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    Did Valve post anything about making an arena map? I'm looking at making a simple arena map myself but I can't seem to find anything.

    Or maybe they'll have an SDK update later?
     
  2. YM

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    There is one new entity, the "tf_logic_arena" its apoint entity, not in the FGD yet so if you try to make it you'll get the obsolete thing, but thats fine, give it one keyvalue "CapEnableDelay" then its value is the seconds it takes before the capture point becomes unlocked and ready for capture.
    The spawn doors are opend by this entity, as are the big blast doors when the cap becomes unlocked, output goes like this (respectively)
    OnArenaRoundStart | spawn_door_1 | open
    OnCapEnabled | blast_door_1 | open
    OnCapEnabled | Capture_hologram | showmodel

    The last one turns on the capture point hologram when the capture point is enabled, this is a minor thing but kinda works.


    Other than that everything is much the same as a normal CP map, you've got respective counter entities for each team and a game_end.
     
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  3. samn

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  4. VelvetFistIronGlove

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    Youme, could you put this in a separate [INFO] thread, and also discuss the other design choices for arena (e.g. low to no health/water, spawnrooms not closed off to other teams)?
     
  5. YM

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    I could...



    (and am doing so)
     
  6. PenPen

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    Awesome stuff, thanks!
     
  7. Fire Tock

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    So, how do we find or create tf_logic_arena in Hammer? I don't have it in my enities list.
     
  8. nossie

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    im pretty sure u have to refresh the source sdk open it up and it says below where the hammer tool is "refresh source sdk" i think thats how u get it or try looking for a update for the sdk.
     
  9. The Asylum

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    Doesn't SDK update automtically?

    I thought it did with the Goldrush update....
     
  10. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Yes, but in valve time.