CP Shinobi A4

Sneaking in the shadows... somewhere in Japan.

  1. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    Shinobi - You're stranded with a map maker... And Japanese buildings.


    My first shot at map making. Shinobi is a 5cp set in a dark Japanese theme. The layout size is between small to medium, while still balancing stuff regarding the control points.

    Like Heavies get a fair walk, Scouts can't backcap so easily (same for Spies basically), as the last cap is on a corner a few meters from the spawns.

    Jump classes get their minute of fame as last and second suits them very well (even though it limits them from the objective).

    All Black wall textures mean either death pit or middle building.

    Credits:
    Lain for helping with the compiling issues.
    Freyja and EArkham for the Japanese Pack.
    And of course, ABS for their great and useful prefabs.

    And here's some pics I've managed to shove out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  2. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    The Version is called A1a, due to the compiling errors the previous map version caused.
    Thanks to Lain, this was dealt with*
     
  3. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    This is entirely too dark. You need to brighten this whole map up quite a bit.

    The trick to making night-time maps is to make just the out-of-bounds areas dark, while keeping the gameplay spaces brightly lit (Pipeline and Doublecross do this very well). Though right now you can get away with just making the whole map bright, since this is early alpha where aesthetics are not a priority.
     
  4. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    Well, I've brightened up the "underground" corridors are little. Also the spawns are fine now. A1B is bound to come like in a few mins.
     
  5. Valkyrie

    Valkyrie Guest

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    As a quick point, cl_drawhud 0 will turn off the hud and I cant remember the command to hide your hand but it makes screenshots look better
     
  6. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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  7. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    Ah, thank you. I am looking towards to use this in further updates' shots.
     
  8. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    "r_drawviewmodel 0" will hide your hand
     
  9. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    Alright then, thanks.
     
  10. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    Thank you for the feedback! I'm gonna start the major overhaul tomorrow.
     
  11. Malachite Man

    Malachite Man L6: Sharp Member

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    for a first map it looks good can't wait to see it in a more polished stage :)
     
  12. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    -Mid layout completely redone
    -Added Forward Spawns (activated after mid has been capped)
    -Increased cap timers to discourage backcapping and making it fair for defense
    -Added a lot of pickups
    -Fixed minor issues with somebrushes
    -Hopefully managed to successfully pack custom content (First time packing stuff.)


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  13. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    Mini update, kind of.

    -Fixed small render issues with both sides
    -Added minor texture detail to both sides
    -Gravely reduced the amount of orange by specifying most of the team areas by their respective colours

    Pics aren't really necessary, plus I'm a little lazy today.

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  14. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    I'm a little mini disappointed that the map has only survived one playtest, however stuff has changed a lot as always...

    -Added Tuk Tuks (because why not)
    -Decreased height on the front walls on both sides (the ones on the right)
    -Added an non-functional giant metal gate (door), which is just minor detail +
    TUK TUK
    -Redone mid cap (again, slightly oversized), inspired from Suijin, added 2nd level
    -Added details, such as
    t u k t u k
    and Sakuras (because it's way cooler to say Sakura)

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  15. Lain

    aa Lain meep meep

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    Because Tuk Tuk's are Taiwanese, not Japanese.
    Also, the map is still crazy overscaled and dark. You need to check your brightness settings and make sure they aren't' too high, because everyone else can't see shit on this level.
    Plus, the 2nd forward spawn is facing the wrong way, leading players to their last point.
    AND you need to pack custom textures/models into the BSP, since everyone else sees Purple/Black checkers and Error models.
     
  16. Viperi

    aa Viperi Lord Procrastination

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    -Tuk Tuk is kill
    -Delivery Van is born

    -Cropped map size
    -Forward spawns moved to mid, activate after the 2nd enemy cap is captured
    -Redid Mid... again

    No screenshots this time :rolleyes:

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  17. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    Pointless
    Spoilers are pointless
    Dont need em, if your gonna mis use em
     
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  18. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    PLEASE pack your custom content correctly. As of A4 all your textures and models are still missing. Google is your best friend, but i'll link this thread anyway. To make sure it worked correctly on your end, set sv_pure 2 before loading your map

    Also a few things:
    • Some of your walls are way too thin (esp. near mid and second point) and many of your brushes aren't lined up or touching each other. It looks like you were working on the one-hu grid size or something.
    • I haven't played your map enough to judge accurately, but removing the forwards spawns at second point is not the solution. Make them face the right way, don't just get rid of them. That will lead to mid being stalematey as hell.
    • Your forward spawns at mid are so high off the ground that you take fall damage coming out of them
    • Thanks for making the map brighter overall, but the shadowy areas are still too dark. You need light entities in those areas.
     
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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016