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Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Moose, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Moose

    Moose L6: Sharp Member

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    This is a KOTH map based around a river/stream.

    Map is no longer bone-crushingly small, but obviously I think the layout will need more change. I have a couple of ideas for things to do, but obviously I'd like some feedback.
     
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  2. honorum646

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  3. absurdistof

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    Wow looks nice, but in the last screenshot I can see a med/short but powerful sightline. Also, is that river made with proxies or something cos it looks gorgeouuuuuuuuus :O

    And watch that displacement leading up to that ramp, I would try to match that up as best you can ;)
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Looks rather small.

    Remember that the majority of fighting actually happens around the point and not necasserily on the point.
     
  5. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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  6. Moose

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    That sightline seemed fine when I played with bots, but those are bots. I'll do something about it if I find any issues.
    Also, the river was created using the scrolling waterfall textures from sawmill. It's a nonsolid displacement with a translucent version of said texture over a version I turned into water. I also put those waterfall splash particles around it for splashy effects.

    I know the map is small, and I'm expecting to change the layout a lot. I just don't have any ideas right now.
     
  7. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I'd say step it up a little and make it arena. It's pretty much just an arena map with respawns as it is.

    So it takes place on the moon? :p
     
  8. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I like what I see. That river had better push you.
     
  9. honorum646

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    That'd be interesting, but it'd be un balanced seeing as it is mirrored. ;)
     
  10. absurdistof

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    Who said it has to be side to side?
     
  11. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    It should push players vertically.
     
  12. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Diagonally.

    I'll give this a quick runaround by myself; gameday?
     
  13. Moose

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    Yeah, I'll either turn this into arena or expand it, and I'm only hesitant to make it arena because of how a lot of people feel about the gamemode.

    as for the river pushing people, I actually messed with that earlier, but obviously since the map isn't mirrored it's not happening.

    For gamedays, I'll probably wait until I have an alpha with health and ammo, and even then I'll probably just do impromptu tests mostly.
     
  14. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I demand you release the materials used for the river, then. Or is ir a horizontal waterfall?
     
  15. Moose

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    It's basically just a horizontal waterfall, yeah.
     
  16. Moose

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    Alright, a1's here. Didn't change all that much besides adding health and ammo, but there are a few small things. Still would appreciate any help from somebody who's run through the map.
     
  17. Radenska

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    Hey Moose,

    How did you get the material off the waterfall model and apply it onto a displacement w/o having to repack it into the .bsp?

    The river is really well done - the sound/particle systems make it rather convincing.
     
  18. mtv22

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    Just running around it a bit I first noticed the water is really loud, I had to turn my sound down it was so loud.

    The map looks pretty solid, but the transition from building to outside is kind of bland, maybe its just because you haven't decorated it yet.

    Also, I think it would be better if there was a level above the cap point, because it seems like whatever team would have it would start raping the other team.

    Lastly, there's just a little crack in this wall.
     
  19. Moose

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    a2 released:
    Entire map is larger!
    Changed a lot of the layout
    Fixed a couple of sightlines
    Fixed other various things

    I changed a lot. Previously the map was incredibly small, and now I think it's a much more decent size. Although I don't know how the layout changes I made will work, I hope they'll be alright. I already have an idea of a couple of things to change, but I'd really like some feedback to get ideas for how.
     
  20. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    You took my suggestions! I'm proud of you, son!