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Model Military Transport Truck

Discussion in 'Request Area' started by Pc_Madness, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Pc_Madness

    Pc_Madness L4: Comfortable Member

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    Hey guys, would anyone be willing to turn props_hydro/dumptruck.mdl (or just start a fresh, I figured this was easier) into one of those good old fashioned troop transport trucks, like thus:
    http://www.mcville.com/images/centennial/parade/army_truck.jpg (without the waving idiot obviously :p.). I spose for appearance it would need the tail gate down (so health packs can be visible on the floor) and ditch the star + american flag, since I think Red and Blu are both American?

    I thought it might be a nice change to have Blu spawn outdoors for the first stage, and it'd be kinda weird having resupply cabinets standing in the middle of a grassy area (although, kinda funny), so I thought I could have 1 - 2 trucks with ammo + health sitting in the back to use as an explanation for how they got to where they are, plus where to get health. :) Making sure they can't get spawn killed will be an interesting trick, but anyway.

    After the Decompiler refused to work on my computer I realised perhaps its best to ask the experts or just rethink my plans, espiceally since I don't know how to model in the first place. :p

    Cheers to any who are interested. :)
     
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  2. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    include the dude inside waving or I'll be angry
     
  3. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    *points to fpsb prefabs section* I can't be bothered to go myself so look yourself :p
    There is one there I know as a fact.
     
  4. Spammish

    Spammish L3: Member

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    For health you can use the ambulance model, would still fit your map as long as it isn't a military themed one, I can't remember who it's by but if you search the downloads section you'll find it.
     
  5. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    This one? I think it needs to have a canopy roof really that's open, or opens, if it's to be the spawn rooms.
     
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  6. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    That model does not look like it will fit in the TF2 universe :\

    The model is now official ;)
     
  7. Spammish

    Spammish L3: Member

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    Ahh, wondered why I didn't remember downloading it :p It is a nice model though OP I would seriously consider using it more than any other vehicle for resupply, it fits TF2's styling nicely and would still make sense to use for your function.
     
  8. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    For TF2... I imagine either team might use a truck like that, but skin-wise it would have to be disguised (perhaps badly) as an apple-delivery truck or something like that.
     
  9. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    I believe the best method would be a slightly modified version of the left 4 dead army truck (though questionably legal), one could even get away with a simple reskin.
     
  10. Pc_Madness

    Pc_Madness L4: Comfortable Member

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    Yeah, I never really felt that model fit in the land of TF2. Why is a secret little band of mercenaries getting support from an Ambulance during their highly illegal attack? My map is supposed to be the good old secret base hidden in a mountain theme, with the first stage having Blu attacking the innocent looking Sawmill outside the base. Trucks kinda suit it better I felt.

    Sorry, the trucks aren't spawn rooms, they're basically resupply cabinets. (or simply an explanation of what they're doing in the middle of the forest and I'll just put a little weapon cache on the ground like in L4D.


    I completely forgot FPSBanana did models as well, however it appears the download link for the Truck is dead, I might email the guy and see if he still has a copy. L4D (and I think DoD?)'s trucks have a few to many sharp edges so don't really fit TF2's theme.
     
  11. ricardojvc6

    ricardojvc6 L6: Sharp Member

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    looks like i good challange to do.. i think i could do it.. with TF2 style.. also will be hard... D: