Map Idea For The Stealing - Pet Store

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Stormcaller3801, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Stormcaller3801

    Stormcaller3801 L5: Dapper Member

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    Was inspired for this by the discussion about making a giant hamster ball. The idea here is a little different: set up something akin to the oversized maps like Bedroom, but do it as a pet store. Use hamster tubes, aquariums (some of which could be deadly, and marked as such with all save a few spots covered with wire mesh), use various pet toys as walls and barriers, have, say, a spawn room as a turned-over box of dog treats, and so on.

    You could even have a hamster ball, after a fashion: have a large, open area that has some good reason to cross it, with boundaries on all sides. Now put a giant hamster ball in it, and set it up so it's a physics object that does damage. Entrances are safe, and maybe a few other small spots, but otherwise you've got this giant, potentially dangerous (or even lethal with a couple hits) ball that can be moved around the area.

    Could work as a payload, CP, or even CTF map. Or combination/variation thereof.
     
  2. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    The only problem is, that Scource wont handle the massive physics of a hamster ball, i promise the game will crash as soon as you touch it, or it just wont collide realistic.
     
  3. Stormcaller3801

    Stormcaller3801 L5: Dapper Member

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    I find that hard to believe, given that the hamster ball I'm talking about would be no different than any other physics-based prop. I'm not talking about something you get inside, it'd be simply a sphere that responds to being shot or colliding with other objects. If you really wanted to I imagine you could make it translucent and, say, put another sphere inside with a hamster decal on that inner sphere while making the outer one hollow. But mostly I'm just thinking a very large sphere brush, not terribly unlike what's used in the Billiards map.
     
  4. Big Lou

    Big Lou L3: Member

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    As the creator of Billiards, I can say that this would definitely be possible. Source handles spherical physics objects quite well. Personally, I'd suggest making a model for this. The only problem I could think of would be the hamster would spin with the ball, and would not be planted on the base of it.