Why Arena_Well hasn't been fixed

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by NanoSquid, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    Well, I went in the decompiled version of arena_well and said "screw it I'm going to fix this and submit it myself"

    I fixed the skybox, train track textures' alignment with the props on the red side, and the skybox track decals and sent an email to Robin Walker yesterday.

    I got this today:

    So apparently a completely wrong skybox is too small to be update worthy :(

    I tried, tf2maps. I tried.
     
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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. Ginger

    Ginger L4: Comfortable Member

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    Ouch dude, i feel for yah
     
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  3. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    The most glaring issue, the skybox, can be fixed with a tiny override lump patch. Just like they did with sawmill the day after release because the CP was named "TODO" :/
     
  4. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    Now I feel even more inadequate :crying:
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I was aiming that dismay at valve, not you :p
     
  6. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    You need to work on your aim. Who are you, Dick Cheney?
     
  7. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Quick! We have to test arena_well and find a ton of bugs
     
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  8. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    meh. you're thinking about it as mappers and not as players. i have never noticed like any of this.
     
  9. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    Left is default, right is my fix.

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    See how much it affects the atmosphere?
     
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  10. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Yeah, Valve doesn't like doing things like that. And it's Arena. Who cares?


    I've sent in detailed Badwater exploit feedback and they never updated it. Why? Because it's such a minuscule thing.
     
  11. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    LE you better find a shitton of clip fixes.
     
  12. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Funny thing, someone made a video of a few balance issues 2fort had a while back: one of the sniper fences was one unit too high, creating a gap big enough to snipe under; one of the doorways to the spiral was one unit too low, allowing Engies to block it with a building; and one of the roofs had a gap that demomen could lob grenades into.

    Then, a couple months ago, what did Valve do? They released a minor patch to 2fort that fixed the sniper deck issue but not the others.

    Go figure.
     
  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I still get pissed off about the sign in the corridor to the battlements (on 2fort). I constantly get stuck on that and think i bumped a spy.

    TURN THE COLLISIONS OFF PLEASE.
     
  14. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    You should reply to valve with boojums solution, be interesting to see what they say :p

     
  15. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    I never noticed anything wrong with well before but yes, I see there is a enviromental problem there.

    Well im off to decompile well.
     
  16. Jethro

    Jethro MUSty Complainer

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    In arena_well, I can safely ride the train till I get squished against the gates. Not in any other maps. I don't get it.
     
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  17. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    I actually sent a follow-up email with that included. No reply yet :p
     
  18. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    I'm willing to bet you don't get one...
     
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  19. Tinker

    aa Tinker

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    Afaik they don't want to release small map fixes too often because the whole map needs to be redownloaded, which adds a huge amount of bytes to what otherwise be a small patch. That said, I do wish they'd revisit old maps sometimes and brought out some ways to make maps like 2fort and stage 3 dustbowl a lot more fun.
     
  20. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    I'm sure no one has a problem downloading an extra 30MB a month...
     
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