Proposal: A1s-Of-Popular-Maps Night

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  1. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    I'll come up with a catchier title later.

    So this is an idea I entertained chat with a while ago, and continued to do so periodically while I continually forgot to make an actual bloody thread about it.

    The idea is that we run a event where we play the very first-released versions of maps that were later bought by Valve, or are otherwise very popular in the community (such as in competitive TF2). Besides being a bit of fun, I also figured it'd show new mappers that these incredible, beautiful, ambitious projects didn't start as such - a lot of them kinda sucked, actually - and in turn encourage them to not give up on a project just because it had a few rocky tests. (That's something I could've learned earlier...)

    NOTE: I'd like to keep it solely to a1's (and a0's if you like), but I'll allow newer versions if it's an absolute necessity (if the first version has broken spawns/objectives etc)

    So, who would be interested in taking part in this? And veteran map makers, would you be willing to put a map forward?

    EDIT: Serious maps only. I know Mario Kart and cp_orange are popular, but... no.

    EDIT 2: Here are the maps we've got so far:
    arena_suijin_a1
    cp_byre_72_a1
    cp_borneo_a1
    cp_crash_72_a1 (aka the original cp_glassworks_a1)
    cp_furnace_a1
    cp_sunshine_a1
    pl_corrode_a1
    pl_frontier_a1
    pl_pier_a1/a2
    pl_volcanic_a0
    plr_nightfall_a1
    tc_strata_a1

    As you can see there's quite a few, so this'll most likely be split into multiple events.
     
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  2. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    I said in chat a lot but this seems like it could really help out a lot of people, both new and old.

    yes thumbs up lets do this
     
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  3. RataDeOrdenador

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    Oh yes,that sounds like a really cool idea.

    Yet again,not only to undestand all the steps that were made to finish those maps,but also to see the most important changes that affected their gameplay (like sentry nests,health/ammo,shortcuts,chokepoints...)

    So that's a big yes for me.
     
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  4. Berry

    aa Berry if you read this you're a nerd

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    This would be great to see.

    Some maps I'd want to suggest:
    CP Sunshine A1
    PLR Nightfall A1
    CP Freight A1
    CP Gullywash A1
    CP Process A1
    CP Snakewater A1
    CP Junction A1
    What CP Snowplow used to be called A1
    CTF Haarp A1
    CP Glassworks A1
    CP Furnace Creek A1
    KotH Moonshine A1
    KotH Maple Ridge A1
    PL Cashworks A1
    PL Pier A1
    PL Swiftwater A1
     
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  5. Pawlakov

    Pawlakov L4: Comfortable Member

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    what about cp_steel?
     
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  6. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Personally I'd also like to see Borneo A1.
     
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  7. zahndah

    aa zahndah professional letter

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    May I suggest a map that I'm quite sure is very popular in the community?

    cp_orange

    doesn't matter which version you use its pretty much a1 anyways
     
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  8. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    You're the second one to suggest that already. >.>

    Making amendmants to the first post.
     
  9. zahndah

    aa zahndah professional letter

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    When do we get to bug valve for a1's then?
     
  10. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    HooDoo A1 would be neat to see as well as Asteroid and Cactus Canyon.
     
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  11. JMaxchill

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    Wasn't borneo_a1 A/D?
     
  12. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Would have to check with @YM on snowplow. I still think playing the good shortcut (that was like what, shortcut_a15?) Could be fun.
     
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  13. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun too

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    Yes! Someone needs to contact @heyo for permission to play it.

    Which brings up the point, we would need authors' permissions to play these maps? I'm guessing so.

    Mmmhmm.
     
  14. Berry

    aa Berry if you read this you're a nerd

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    If the maps are already uploaded / accessable I don't see why not. I think we should only need to go about asking for maps where the downloads aren't listed (i.e. shortcut was privately developed)
     
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  15. Cartfridge

    Cartfridge L2: Junior Member

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    OH! OH! I came up with a name!
    A1-Night-Stand!
     
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  16. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    I'd love to see some early versions of Valve maps, but I don't think that's likely I'm afraid. :(
     
  17. Leminnes

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    I mean, we could just play Powerhouse.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry, I don't actually mean that...

    We could always ask them? You never know :p Although I'm probably not being any help here.
     
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  18. Fr0Z3nR

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    It's possible they still have the original half life 1 files. Its possible they have the iterations.
     
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  19. MegapiemanPHD

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    The joke was that Asteriod and Cactus Canyon where released in a unfinished state. There's a good joke in there somewhere, I need a shovel to find it.
     
  20. Freyja

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