need help with mvm pop files

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Lord demomedic, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Lord demomedic

    Lord demomedic L1: Registered

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    I've tried looking everywhere, but I still don't know how to make them. I don't know what is what and what does what. is there an in-depth guide in making them anywhere?
     
  2. Hydrogen

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    The FAQ on the MvM contest thread has some sources. Check these out:

    https://tf2maps.net/threads/faq-mvm-problems-solutions-and-tips.20541/

    https://tf2maps.net/threads/a-short-guide-to-explain-popfiles-requires-example-pop.28298/

    https://tf2maps.net/threads/official-population-files-for-mvm.32410/

    Your best way of learning is to take a valve pop file, rename it to your map, and then fiddle with the numbers/bots and see how it affects the wave. Trial and error a bit to get the general idea, and then work on your own.

    We are working on a big guide to pop file writing but it's gonna take a long time until we get it out the door. Our best ETA is probably late May or early June.
     
  3. Lord demomedic

    Lord demomedic L1: Registered

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    thanks mate! appreciate it. is it possible for me to get an early draft? i need as much info as i can get. it might be really useful for the entire community to get an early draft imo tbh
     
  4. Hydrogen

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    We're kind of banking on the fact that most of the community is more focused on their maps and less so on the pop files to give ourselves extra time to write it up. I will be pressuring the other people I'm working with to get cracking on it so we can have it out ASAP.
     
  5. Lord demomedic

    Lord demomedic L1: Registered

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    i want to begin with my pop files first because i want to design my map around my waves and not the other way around. thanks for the info mate!