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Competition 34: HL Re-Imagined

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15 Dec 16, 20:32
By zeeba-G
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I've finally decided what i'm going to map! Headcrab Basher - :crowbar:
16 Dec 16, 00:38
By Instant Mix
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Mr. Good Map!
@abbadon
It's just the texture animated, nothing really worth a tutorial!
16 Dec 16, 06:39
By abbadon
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Oh, the pictures look so gorgeous that I thought it was something related with advanced entity placement or similar. Anyway, I think it is done with a texlight and a func_wall, am I right?. :/
16 Dec 16, 09:59
By Trempler
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Gosh Instant Mix, you should make a texturepack, I would love to touch that grin - :D
16 Dec 16, 12:01
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
You can just set a black-matted texture to additive to achieve that glowing effect, Abbadon. FX amount will define how opaque the brights are, and it'll be fullbright.
16 Dec 16, 13:14
By abbadon
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You can just set a black-matted texture to additive to achieve that glowing effect,


Something like the decal textures but with the white part painted in red, right?
17 Dec 16, 17:21
By Instant Mix
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Mr. Good Map!
Essentially.
What the additive render mode does is literally add the color values of itself and what is behind it together.
If parts of your texture are black, it has a value of [0.,0.,0.] and obviously any value X + 0 = X; so it has no effect. But any non-zero color, so for example [255.,0.,0.] in the texture in front of something that's [32.,32.,32.] will add to [255.,32.,32.]

Has anyone else noticed that half of the render FX modes just don't work?
17 Dec 16, 17:27
By Solokiller
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Some render modes only work for some types of models. It could be possible that some are outright ignored as well, i see that only a few are handled directly in render mode changing functions.
17 Dec 16, 22:13
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt

Definitely starting to come together. I've got some pretty cool ideas for the bunker.
17 Dec 16, 23:07
By hfc
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very nice piece of art grin - :D crossfire.

i cant judge experts but i see some stuff makes my eye uncomfortable. if you would like to accept my thoughts here it is;

that double doors sits disturbingly perfect on that walkway grin - :D feels like doors fixed to that way. maybe you should add door stoppers to make more explainable allignment to path. grin - :D

what is the sense of these 4 concrete roadblocks sitting there

also i would love to join this compo if i could imagine in more creative ways. but i dont think i could unhappy - :(
18 Dec 16, 21:32
By Snehk
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After a long time of procrasination I've got layout of my entry map mostly figured out. Time to start working on brushwork.
20 Dec 16, 18:19
By Rimrook
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I'm going to bring back rat hunt.
20 Dec 16, 21:30
By Jessie
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Ladytype
aggrieved - :aggrieved:
21 Dec 16, 00:45
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
i made a box with some lights Teh Hammre! - :hammer: - I should be done soon heart - :heart:
21 Dec 16, 21:32
By Trempler
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Mhhh not sure if im happy with these or not :O
21 Dec 16, 21:54
By Cd5ssmffan
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That's pretty nice, but not very convincing. The black hollow in your wall has white bricks sticking out which would have been normally removed.
21 Dec 16, 22:43
By Instant Mix
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Mr. Good Map!
Seems like everyone is getting involved in this competition. This makes me happy!
23 Dec 16, 08:43
By Captain Terror
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QUOTE (zeeba-G @ 15 Dec 16, 16:32)
I've finally decided what i'm going to map! Headcrab Basher - :crowbar:

Me too, finally! big grin - :biggrin:
30 Dec 16, 10:16
By Jessie
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Well, we're right around the one-month mark. What's everyone got to show off? (I'm sure Christmas has thrown some people off, myself included.)
30 Dec 16, 13:03
By Instant Mix
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Mr. Good Map!
Unfortunately had very little progress over the last 10 days or so; the fun of being away from my desktop!

So far I've recorded a bunch of voice lines but has mostly been texture creation work; unfortunately haven't added too much in the way of geo. It's a shame, I'm still experiencing severe detailitis - skipping making a rough layout of the entire map and going straight to finalising and detailing the shit out of a really small area.

I've also realised this'll be my first competition entry and third uploaded map despite being on this site for >11 years
31 Dec 16, 18:32
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
Heh, yeah, Christmas really put a spanner in my works.

A couple of hours more work from what you last saw:
09 Jan 17, 15:31
By Instant Mix
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Mr. Good Map!
Audio

Wee test of vox-styled dialogue for the map. Distracting myself with other things in the hope that it eliminates my mapping block!
09 Jan 17, 15:54
By Urby
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Heh, yeah, Christmas really put a spanner in my works.

At this point, I'm putting work into the one massive spanner that is my life. Not even started mine yet...
09 Jan 17, 16:03
By zeeba-G
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Looking Good Archie! Very clean nice work.

I've started on three separate entries but wasn't in love with any of them. They just weren't turning out as imagined.

I might try one more iteration I have in mind but besides that, i'm working on an invention that I want to get patented and it's taking up most of my free time.
09 Jan 17, 17:13
By Urby
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I mean... you can't just drop a bomb like that and then leave, dude. frown - :|
09 Jan 17, 20:12
By zeeba-G
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You just said your life is getting in the way of your entry, but mine can't get in the way of mine? Lol. And I did mention I have one final iteration i'm going to attempt.
10 Jan 17, 10:27
By Jessie
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Ugh, I've hit the hump of my map, methinks. Can't work on it for more than half an hour without getting bored. But I'm so close to getting past this boring bit ><
14 Jan 17, 23:55
By Jessie
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We're right about to hit the halfway mark on this competition. (5 minutes from now, to be precise.) Anyone who hasn't started needs to start making a move now, and the rest of us should get back into it! smile - :) (Myself included.)
15 Jan 17, 01:30
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt

Progress is so slow. Life is too insistent on getting in the way right now >_<
17 Jan 17, 23:13
By Tetsu0
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Im inside a long streak of: i care but I'm too lazy to work on it.
I've launched sledge 4 times, looked around a bit and played world of tanks instead.

Ugh. I want to finish haha.
18 Jan 17, 02:52
By Captain Terror
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I decompiled the HLDM map my entry is based on, removed all the bits I don't need, and now I'm just starting to rebuild the major brushes of the layout-- since the decompiler really made a mess of them.

I think about my entry all day at work--ideas bloom more ideas--, but somehow when I get home all my eagerness evaporates, and I just want to do other stuff. Since I never have energy for this at the end of the day, gonna try waking up a few hours earlier in the morning to get mine done.
18 Jan 17, 11:11
By Trempler
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Good idea mr. Terror smile - :) Good luck, same for my end haha
18 Jan 17, 13:54
By Urby
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You just said your life is getting in the way of your entry, but mine can't get in the way of mine? Lol.

Well... I mean, mine was more doom and gloom "Life is shit," whereas yours is "I'm inventing shit." Haha glad - :glad:
18 Jan 17, 14:46
By zeeba-G
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I see what you mean Urby. It's just that I have a provisional that expires in a few months so I have to do something with it before it does. I don't really have any one to go to for advice with my invention so it's hard to figure out how to get it done in time.

I just made fab drawings and sent them to a few shops to get quoted. The gears i've ordered online and have in a working plastic prototype and will braze them to the stainless steel parts. I'll share the invention when i'm able to.

Besides that, that sounds like a good idea waking up before work to work on entries! Morning are when I have most energy too although I have to be in the office at 7:30.
20 Jan 17, 15:14
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
AllocBlock Full.
Urgh.

Temptation to abandon this is strong.
20 Jan 17, 20:34
By Trempler
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huehue Archie tongue - :P time to upscale some textures my friend wink-wink - ;)
25 Jan 17, 01:54
By Captain Terror
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Making progress on mein, hoping to have some screens by the weekend smile - :)
25 Jan 17, 01:57
By Trempler
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same here, will try to get some screens up smile - :)
Name of my map will be Stalk_Fire wink-wink - ;) guess which maps I combine
25 Jan 17, 02:03
By Jessie
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Hey, now there's a competition idea...
25 Jan 17, 02:52
By Captain Terror
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^ Oh yessir, mashup is a fucking good idea surprised - :o
27 Jan 17, 23:53
By Trempler
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Yeah thats only 1 map and not done.
28 Jan 17, 11:04
By zeeba-G
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Wow, what a mash up. I've seen at least four different map areas I can recognize!

Someone once mentioned to me after submiting a stalkyard remake that I could have rotated some of the boxes.

Man if you could revamp some half life ambience it would suit your map aewsomely!
28 Jan 17, 16:15
By Alberto309
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@Tremp

This is awesome. <3
28 Jan 17, 19:54
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
Spectacular work, Trempler. Seriously, that's beautiful.

Work has resumed on mine, but I've kinda fallen out of love with it. Hopefully I can finish the bunker layout soon and start detailing without the engine shitting on me again.

29 Jan 17, 05:56
By Suparsonik
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Withstood the post-nuke test.
Ah shit, I've completely forgotten about my entry. Better get back to work!
30 Jan 17, 17:55
By zeeba-G
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Looking good Archie! Glad to see you're keeping up with it.
30 Jan 17, 18:17
By Shepard62700FR
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Seeing your work Archie makes me want to work on mine but I think I'm gonna have to rework the layout. The maps are kinda big for HLDM.
30 Jan 17, 22:22
By Trempler
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Mine is also pretty big for dm but who cares smile - :) it is for fun so give it a try grin - :D
31 Jan 17, 03:28
By Captain Terror
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I was feeling confident until I saw Tremps & Archie's entries: my god surprised - :o

Time to buckle down smile - :)
31 Jan 17, 05:17
By satchmo
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So happy to see that this competition is thriving.
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