[WIP] pl_tranquility

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by Armadillo of Doom, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Updated a lot of stuff, hopefully for the better ;) If you get an error when extracting, just ignore it. http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=930

    Changelog;
    Alpha 2
    -Fixed numerous clipping issues; walk through walls, getting stuck on the tracks, etc.
    -Optimized the rocks and trees. They are now solid and block bullets. Players w/ lower-end computers should notice a significant gain in fps, especially underwater.
    -Decreased the amount of water in area1 by 50%.
    -Enlarged area2 and adjusted the tunnel connecting area1 and 2. Ditto for area3.
    -Decreased the brightness of environmental light while adding individual ambient light sources.
    -The waterfall is now thinner and faster.
    -added a readme w/ proper credits
    -temporarily removed the 3d skybox

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  2. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    Oh snap! I love the cargo box half submerged. Nice use of water too, that is something severely lacking in maps these days.

    Any servers running it yet?
     
  3. Apom

    Apom L6: Sharp Member

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    Haha, the cows are hilarious.
     
  4. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    Also, I like the Woody's Lumber sign, but why not "Woody's Logs"? har har!
     
  5. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Scale up that water texture! 1x1 always!
     
  6. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    All credit for that sign goes to Nineaxis :) http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=3553 I'm glad you like the cows. Sad thing is, the moo-cow is probly one of my more interesting TF2 creations, lol.
    I actually did after I looked at the screen, was just too lazy to update the pic.
     
  7. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Bumpity for the update :D
     
  8. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Looking good D. I'll have to run through it and see how FPS is now, which was my major beef.
     
  9. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    I'm just staring at the 6th picture from the top (with the crane and logs).. looking at the building and thinking "What kind of planks is that wall made of? that tree must have been HUGE!"
     
  10. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    LOL. Thank you for pointing that out, I didn't even realize it.
     
  11. NoHeroes

    NoHeroes L2: Junior Member

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    Keep getting a "file is broken" error when trying to decompress your file.
     
  12. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Just ignore that. I have no idea why my compression gives that error, but it works fine.
     
  13. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    Looking good!

    I might suggest that you use more light_spots instead of the old regular light.

    If you look at valve maps, 99% of their lighting is done through light_spots. the regular lights are usually reserved for ambient.
     
  14. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I'm actually using a combination of point_spotlight and normal light. I find that light_spot simply doesn't have enough illumination unless it's a weird color.
     
  15. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    you can always increase the angle of the spotlights to illuminate a wider area if necessary.

    Your map shouldn't have any leaks, so the unlit portions will still receive bounced light. Using the normal light produces unnatural lighting as seen in screenshots 1, 4 , and in the back of 11.
     
  16. NoHeroes

    NoHeroes L2: Junior Member

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    Actually, no it doesn't. The file is corrupted, and will not load in TF2. I've tried re-downloading it three times now, and used two different programs to decompress it, and still get the errors.

    Perhaps you need to use a different program to compress it, and/or compress it in a different format.
     
  17. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    The forum just doesn't like my .7z :( Changed to a regular zip file, should be ok now. That error still shows up, but the file is good.
     
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