problems with release...

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Spamdini, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Spamdini

    Spamdini L2: Junior Member

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    alright so my first release didnt go SUPER SMOOTHLY, but thats ok. i do have some gripes though. i went thru the trouble of making intro screen shots and an intro movie. if i create a lan game they both show up, i can watch the movie i can see the screenshots. when i join an online game on my clans server, the pictures either dont show up at all, or there is a white outlined box as if they are missing. any ideas?

    the next thing is REALLY annoying. i have a capture point in the map, and when i compile and run the map in a lan game it is reflective and shiny and pretty. when i join the clan server with the map on it. it is no longer refelctive it is as if there is no shine to it at all. not only that but after having joined the game when i create a lan one it is no longer shiny also. whats happening. in the console it says "redownloading all lightmaps" could that be related. for some people it says that and for others it doesnt, but noone who has played in my clan has a shiny cap point. could it be related to the fact that the cubemap i put above it and tied to it, i set to 256 to make the cap point UBER shiny? :blink:

    please help i dont want this to happen to my other maps.
     
  2. Spacemonkeynz

    Spacemonkeynz L5: Dapper Member

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    The higher the cubemap setting, the more space it has to take up.

    A cubemap set to 256 makes 6 x 256x256 textures, and that gets all added to your bsp file which increases it's size.

    However it seams like the problem you have is they are not being added to your BSP file which explains why others can't see them, which is weird, because I thought it happened automatically.

    As for the other custom stuff like intro movies and intro screenshots, they do have to be added to your bsp yourself.

    This explains how to add custom content to your bsp
    http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Bspzip

    hope this helps
     
  3. Spamdini

    Spamdini L2: Junior Member

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    k so its not the cubemap that is causing the reflection to go away. the thing is, someone who downloaded the map via server, has the same issue. when they run a lan game everything works. when they join our clan server the pics dont show.
     
  4. Spamdini

    Spamdini L2: Junior Member

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    ok the cubemap problem has been resolved. the intro pictures are still a mystery though.