Slate

Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by An Icy Mouse, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Originally blocked out and used as the testbed for the CTF element of the contest by Youme but he's taking a break from mapping (You may have noticed his recent absence). After a month or so with no work at all on slate he handed it over to me (we're RL friends :)) for me to finish. I'll do my best to do it justice!

    Not much to say at the moment other than progress is good :)
     
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  2. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    Screenshots look really nice, however, I'm not too sure about that red light in the window in the third screenshot ;)
     
  3. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Yeah that's actually bounce lighting off a face that's texture is perpendicular to it's face (fixed) VBSP makes them bright red ingame so they effect everything around them :?
     
  4. The_Ulf

    The_Ulf L6: Sharp Member

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    Woah, looks good.
     
  5. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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  6. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Slate is the only map I feel has so far been able to tackle the CTF challenge put out by the contest in a fashion that doesn't feel forced (except for aurora fffffffffffff). After getting to know Mouse I'm sure he's gonna do a good job with the layout, check out them screens!
     
  7. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    Care to elaborate?
     
  8. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    My theory in that is that he's only played Vector, Slate, and Aurora :p.

    On a serious note, looks nice, I'll play it when I get an opportunity.
     
  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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  10. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    I've tested all of them
     
  11. bob+M|M+

    bob+M|M+ L6: Sharp Member

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    looking good! the lighting inside the buildings gives off a nice warmth to it
     
  12. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Yeah it's looking pretty (v)rad.

    Bad jokes aside, I never would expect Slate to turn into Sawmill themed, as the original was desert, right?

    And the name... I know the map is a "slate" for Assault CTF maps, but why not change it to something more fitting?
     
  13. Cerious

    Cerious L7: Fancy Member

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    GODDAMNIT

    THE FIRST TWO SCREENS MAKE ME ENVIOUS OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAN SEE THE TREES IN ARENA_SAWMILL

    IT MAKES ME SOOOOOO JEALOUS >:[ ARGH

    oh yeah, lovely map by the way!
     
  14. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Yes the original was desert, Youme's particular niche, I however much prefer the darker alpine stuff so I expanded the map a little, it's around 256 units bigger in each axis so I could fit some trees around the inner edges, you shouldn't notice the change really. After speaking with both Youme and Mangy (who has been a great source of feedback :)) we all agreed that slate seemed somehow more fitting for the alpine theme than it did in the desert theme, after all there isn't much slate in the desert.
     
  15. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    Map looks nice...When do I(we) get to play?
     
  16. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    I've only detailed the first stage so not for a while yet :p
     
  17. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    Looks very good, can't wait to play it. :D

    Are you going to submit this into the contest? Since I think it will be the assault CTF gametype.
     
  18. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Yes yes its the new ctf mode and will be entered into the contest if I finish on time, progress is painfully slow atm :( but at least it IS being made slowly. Only 49 days left D: doesn't feel much!
     
  19. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Prop based progress :)

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  20. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    That's all one prop? Or am reading that the wrong way? D: