That's awesome happyfriar! BTW, have you heard anything from peeweerota? He's a fellow TS member, but he hasn't been back here since he joined the contest. I'm hoping he's working hard on his map, and is right on track now that we have less than a week to go
Post by thehappyfriar on Mar 14, 2015 22:47:46 GMT -5
Ok, that map sucked so I scrapped it.
Sadly, I won't have a map ready for tomorrow... at least, odds are I won't. I've just had so much I had to get done before I could start working that I ran out of time. I will have one done soon, just not in time for the deadline.
Post by thehappyfriar on Mar 17, 2015 8:13:56 GMT -5
Hopeless. Inspired by Hadley's Hope from Aliens. I originally wanted a vertical playing map but went with this instead because my two vertical ones sucked. Yes, it features corridors and heating ducts. Very, very classy.
And yes I know it's dark-ish. I like that look. No point lights at all. I also found out that GTK 1.5 won't stop crashing for me when I load a point file and 1.6 won't let me edit edges or vert's. Very annoying, so I'm keeping both loaded at once!
Do you plan on making this a rail only map? I got to say I'm a big fan of the movie Aliens. Also I like the look you're going for, in fact I once made something very similar myself, only to find out that long hallways worked better for SP. I recommend widening the corridors, adding rooms, escape routes, and wider areas every now and then, so players don't feel trapped.
Post by thehappyfriar on Mar 19, 2015 20:37:54 GMT -5
Room being added, yes. There's an outside-ish area, loading bay, computer room & will be a bunk & meal area. I planned for no rails but everything else. Heating ducts connect to the room/hallway when they run under/into one so there is multiple ways in/out. I might not be happy with what I turn in for the contest and continue working on it. When I was coming up with map ideas I wrote down my favorite MP maps and my favorite ones were either themes on realistic area (the maps from the MP AvP games I love) or from SP content (several Doom/D2 & Q1/2 SP maps). It's just what I happen to like.