Would there be any interest in an Urban Theme Pack?

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  1. Ynders

    aa Ynders absolutely gormful

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    I've always liked Mannhattan's theme, and always get excited when a map comes around with it's theme. However, myself(as well as undoubtedly some others) have always thought that the American City theme that it uses feels a bit incomplete. I have mentioned my interest in starting up an Urban theme pack in the Steam chat a few times, and at least a few people always seemed to be intrigued.

    I was hesitant to write up this thread, because I definitely don't want to inflict on the progress of the Arctic theme pack, and I planned on not starting anything up about this until maybe next winter, but some people in the Steam chat convinced me to do it.

    Although I am not very good myself at making custom content, I'd be willing to do any organizational work that may come up, as well as promotional source filmmaker posters and whatnot(Again, I'm not a professional graphic designer, but I'd do my best).


    Examples of content that could be included in the pack:

    • Park benches
    • Modular Building Pieces
    • Zoo-related props/animated zoo animals
    • More specified textures
    • More trash/junk
    • More modern windows
    • More gas station related props
    • More props for rooves(chimneys etc)
    • More business signs(e.g. Lumpy Bros Butter)
    • More lampposts
    • Better road/sidewalk textures
    • Edits to existing props(e.g open bookstand)
    • Detailed skyscraper skybox props
    • Additional billboards/advertisements
    • Fire escape props
    • Traffic lights
    • Graffiti/Mural overlays
    • More stain overlays

    So, what do you think? Post any additional ideas, comments, or questions, everything helps!

    Cheers! :D
     
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  2. puxorb

    aa puxorb L69: Emoticon

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    Modular elevated rail pieces. Also, some more accurate 1960s light-rail trains.
     
  3. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz Meme Queen

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    Would be interesting. I think i need to finish up the arctic pack first, though.
     
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  4. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    Agreed, flinging around project ideas is great, but we need to prove we can actually complete them before planning new ones, or else we're just wasting time
     
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  5. Uncuepa

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  6. LeNitrous

    LeNitrous L2: Junior Member

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    Yes Please!
     
  7. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I've been thinking about this lately because of the latest attempt to put the Mann Co roof sign into a PVP map just because there are no other good ones. I've come up with a few decent designs for fake company signs over the years; I can post the scans if anyone wants to try to do something with them.

    Also: See if we can get the maker of this prop to convert it to a form that works in TF2 and has LODs, because it is the bomb.
     
  8. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    There's already some decent urban stuff in the maritime props. Combined with soho, urban, and construction, I don't actually feel like this theme is missing anything. It just needs someone clever to do it.

    I also agree that we should probably finish the Arctic pack first. I guess.

    Wow, we should really be bugging the SFM prop makers to make this stuff available for TF2 maps!

    There's a trash can in the maritime stuff btw.
     
  9. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    the assets from watergate would fit right in (if you fix the texture format to half the file size)
     
  10. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    I can think of 60 spaceship windows and the curvature of the metal buildings
    maybe make a tin foil texture for windows?
     
  11. Anreol

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    Like king but without all that Japanese stuff?
     
  12. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    ffs it's not Japanese you scrub
     
  13. TyeZenneth

    TyeZenneth L6: Sharp Member

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    Hong Kong's in Korea, right?
     
  14. Habeebit

    Habeebit L1: Registered

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    Hong Kong is in China.

    OT: Personally I would love more urban maps, particularly with detailed areas like bars, stores, and gas stations. Maybe add some Poker Night references, like a sign saying Foldsville
     
  15. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    I support the idea of the city theme, and might make some textures if needed (and if I'll find some spare time).
     
  16. MoonFox

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    guys... the game is in the 60s... there about... so a urban theme would be 60s related
     
  17. Habeebit

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    I don't think anyone was arguing otherwise.

    If an Urban asset pack does eventually get made, there should be a Tom Jones cardboard cut-out, and some props/throwbacks to the Unhappy Returns comic, like the statue of Claude Huggins
     
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