Pyromania is LIVE!!!

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  1. tf2.com

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    The third and final day of Pyromania is here, and the update is now live! New new items! New achievements! A new game mode! Pyrovision! Bongos! It's all live right now!



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  2. Bloodhound

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    Just wanted to test the new map alone:
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    [573K] Fnordu : PYROS GO!
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    Took like 45 sec.

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  3. Fr0Z3nR

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    Get me screenshots, I want an overview :p
     
  4. Bloodhound

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    After 5 mins of gameplay I can say that it's fun, for soldier.

    Dunno the other classes. Whole fight goes on near the rocket, of course.

    EDIT:
    Update broke Sourcemod, again...

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    Engineers will hate this map, spawnzone is big as hell, and the can't put teleporters out like in gravel pit.
     
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  5. ForbiddenDonut

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    Dem goggles.

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  6. PMAvers

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    Huh, interesting. Out of the trash drops I have, the Capacitors survived the flames and can't be crafted into the ash Crates.

    Maybe for the tobor update?
     
  7. Fr0Z3nR

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    Excellent.

    Backlot.... Might be getting ported.
     
  8. Pocket

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    So after all that, all but two of the special drops turned out to be red herrings, as did all the stuff they'd been stealth-adding to maps for the last several months. Is that about right?

    Also, does Pyrovision really work on every map? I realize it's all just retexturing, but I was wondering how that would work with the very different outdoor lighting schemes they all have.
     
  9. PMAvers

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    There's actually a bunch of new miscs and stuff in the crates too. For example, I got the Hazmat Headcase.
     
  10. Bloodhound

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    Another secret room?
    Bitch please.
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  11. PMAvers

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    Did you look at the map?

    It was pretty blurry, but the one in the upper-right looks a bit like Cashworks.
     
  12. McNuggetFiend

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    Well of course a server filled up fast, update day. Why wouldn't you just load it on your own?
     
  13. The_Ulf

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    Municipal Ombudsman Balloonicorn is my new favorite character in TF2.
     
  14. ForbiddenDonut

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    Some of these sightlines are a bit insane.

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  15. A Boojum Snark

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    So... I'm guessing this is the biggest update yet? Due to all these "duplicate" textures being added? Or did they wrastle up some shader magic.
     
  16. Sel

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    Judging by the screenshots I'd say they played around with alpha channels or whatever the equivalent is in source, but I haven't played it yet so I can't really tell for sure.
     
  17. ForbiddenDonut

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    It appears to only affect some maps. It works on Doomsday, Dustbowl, Badlands and Badwater. Does not work on Coldfront.

    I'd test more, but my item loadouts just broke.

    EDIT: Tested Foundry. The color/texture effect doesn't work, but all the ropes have bulby christmas lights on them.
    Also looks like no matter which map, all the HP/Ammo packs will be slices of cake and presents.
     
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  18. Micnax

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    I doubt a 300+ MB update would cover most of the textures in game, so I'm guessing shaders.
     
  19. Jeremy

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    Well this is awkward.
     
  20. YM

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    My theory is that it's shader magic based on materials, (ie rock goes to one thing, dirt goes to another) with a few overrides for specific textures.