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27 Jul 17, 22:05
By SourceSkyBoxer
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WIP for that. smile - :)
27 Jul 17, 22:13
By Jessie
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For the record, my earlier use of a smilie was because I had no idea what SSB was talking about. No offence, but you could stand to work on your English. It's quite difficult to understand you most of the time.

I've got a rough idea of the theme of my map, but no real idea of the structure.

Urby, do you see these airlocks as being pre-existing? Like, do you think they should be built into the architecture, or are they just... I dunno.
27 Jul 17, 22:21
By The Mad Carrot
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Even though your sentences are... screwed up, that actually looks pretty damn good.
27 Jul 17, 23:02
By Windawz
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I wonder how did SSB make those curved pipes. It must have taken a lot of time...
27 Jul 17, 23:06
By Unq
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I have a big problem with scope control
27 Jul 17, 23:54
By UrbaNebula
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Not a lot of progress this evening other than texture work.

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Urby, do you see these airlocks as being pre-existing? Like, do you think they should be built into the architecture, or are they just... I dunno.

As per my above screenshot, I'm playing with the idea that the structures would have been put in place by a previous expedition team. They're essentially prefabricated, flat-packed chambers. You set one up, hit the power and generate a portal that takes you to a new dimension. The process duplicates the chamber at the point of arrival. In my case, burned into the wall of a bathroom. smile - :)
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I have a big problem with scope control

Just right-click to zoom in and right click again to zoom out. Ridiculous Ties! - :walter:
27 Jul 17, 23:56
By SourceSkyBoxer
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@Jessie why do you not know me? I already explain you - I am weak to speak of English Language. That is why I need to learn better.

@Windawz since initial curvy pipelines I have fixed brush works like Half-Life Rally, Point of View or great Swiss mapper Richman. I saw work-in-process In-torus from German mapping and member shows like he makes arch tool as whidth 64, whole with 8 or 16 sides and tries to resolve and he gets always invalid structures. And I try easy sphere before it sees very common brushwork and I create other way of spheres ( in and out ) than torus ( in or out ). They are surprised to me because i get good brush work. But just cube like triangle -liked soul. I join later in Sven Coop Forum and great mappers Siencer, Rnq, Trempler show me just triangle-liked pyramids. ( since I show terrain in twhl example pictures. ) That is my history from souls to pyramids. I am very happy because I make good brush architectures. Working time is whatever. I concentrate great. Now I have not problem with high level brush architectures.

I know you feel jealous to me. But i don't like I say arrogant. Just I am quiet.
28 Jul 17, 05:44
By MistaX88
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In my case, burned into the wall of a bathroom.


I've been brainstorming ideas for my map and I had a similar idea in mind, that the airlock chambers just sort of obliterate whatever is in the way when it materializes.
28 Jul 17, 10:31
By Dr. Orange
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Are we allowed to put monsters outside of the 1024^3 cube for teleporting in later?
28 Jul 17, 10:49
By Kachito
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Are we allowed to put monsters outside of the 1024^3 cube for teleporting in later?


Do whatever you like outside of the 1024 cube, as long as the player is always enclosed in it.
28 Jul 17, 11:19
By Jessie
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Or directly on top of it, as Urby ruled.
28 Jul 17, 11:58
By SourceSkyBoxer
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Are we allowed to put monsters outside of the 1024^3 cube for teleporting in later?
Of course because outside part doesn't see playable space-room 1024³. Like just it is "hidden". Like Twhl-Tower

I imagine that 1024³.
My map is hallways and laboratory ( just 4 or 5 wrong buttons and 1 correct button for exit's door )

If you press 1. button ( possible wrong button ) Just it is not using for exit's door than it happens monster wraps to hallway with teleport.
Other 2. button -> Throw stone to hallway window than it will be failed if oxygen of hallway is out and player falls into futuristic city.
3. button to 5. button - not yet ideas...

6. button is correct for exit's door ( build camera preview like Sven Coop maps - If you press and camera shows and exit's door opens.)

Do you understand?
28 Jul 17, 12:06
By Jessie
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Actually, I think you couldn't have anything outside of the space in TWHL Tower. Hence the question here. (Unless I forced that restriction upon myself.)
28 Jul 17, 12:18
By Unq
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Yes, the rules as written are different here. I think Tower allowed minimal stuff outside the volume, 128 units I think. Here it's a totally different story.
28 Jul 17, 13:10
By UrbaNebula
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Yeah, TWHL Tower had a 128 unit buffer, because anything more would break the illusion of a tower. Not accessible by the player, but useful for balconies and such. I think only Dr.Orange and I made use of this?

With TWHL Pockets, you can essentially put anything you want in your map, but the playable area must fit within a 1024 unit cube (with allowances for walking along the surface of the uppermost brush)
28 Jul 17, 13:18
By SourceSkyBoxer
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With TWHL Pockets, you can essentially put anything you want in your map, but the playable area must fit within a 1024 unit cube (with allowances for walking along the surface of the uppermost brush)

You mean example outside of 1024x1024x1024: monster comes from hidden room like teleport or falling down or built-in windows like Twhl Tower?

Is it allowed or forbidden? Thanks!
28 Jul 17, 13:29
By Unq
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The player must stay inside 1024x1024x1024. Plus the player can walk on the top brush of that cube.

Other things can be built outside the 1024x1024x1024 area.
28 Jul 17, 14:09
By Jessie
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How about falling off of the level? Are we permitted falling time out of the cube to throw in a fade or whatever? (As opposed to having to kill the player before they leave the 1024-cube.)
28 Jul 17, 14:47
By SourceSkyBoxer
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How about falling off of the level? Are we permitted falling time out of the cube to throw in a fade or whatever?

Yeah you're right because it is "fade out" and "load to saved location". Like Half-Life after long pipelines and rockface with small way - if player falls than load to saved location.

Updated wip...


28 Jul 17, 14:52
By Unq
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Player can leave the 1024 cube, but must be "punished" which should probably be clarified. I also plan to use a fade + kill or loadsaved if the player falls off.
28 Jul 17, 15:19
By Windawz
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@SSB

Beautiful...
28 Jul 17, 17:21
By Solokiller
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Can the 1024³ cube be moved around, like a platform that confines the player's movement to it?
28 Jul 17, 19:24
By SourceSkyBoxer
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And update for hallway...

Is it better than before or after?

I feel floor with grid on hallway like any games look excellently. I will create later real pipeline down of hallway's grid.

// edit updated...
28 Jul 17, 20:20
By UrbaNebula
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Can the 1024³ cube be moved around, like a platform that confines the player's movement to it?

I hadn't considered that... I guess it's technically fine. tongue - :P
28 Jul 17, 22:17
By DiscoStu
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Bus ride around Paris!
29 Jul 17, 09:59
By Windawz
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Yesterday's progress (couldn't upload because of a storm):





29 Jul 17, 16:59
By Dr. Orange
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I guess I'm finally at the stage where I have some work in progress screenshots to share. Have some dystopian future dimension pictures!





29 Jul 17, 17:07
By Windawz
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@Dr. Orange

One more beautiful dimension! Reminds me of Deus Ex for some reason.

Is it ok that I like others' projects more than mine?
29 Jul 17, 17:10
By Rimrook
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Cubicles was a little different. Different rules and the maps didn't link together which makes this more interesting. Good job on things so far.
29 Jul 17, 19:54
By UrbaNebula
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Looking good guys!

@Dr.Orange: If you want to prevent the blurring on those poster textures, you'll want to round up the dimensions of the textures.

Odd multiples of 16 get blurred terribly in Steam Half-Life. 96x96 dimension textures look absolutely dreadful in game, so I round up to 128x128. grin - :D

It's quite a massive difference as well frown - :|

29 Jul 17, 20:14
By Ghost129er
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Everyone's posting all these amazing screenshots, yet, here I am probably going to make a meme of a map. Not literally a meme, but meaning, my map's going to be super potato...
29 Jul 17, 21:41
By Windawz
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It looks like my map is the only untextured map here. Lol.
29 Jul 17, 21:53
By Rimrook
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At least you have a map. I won't be able to participate with the schedule I have.
29 Jul 17, 22:13
By Dr. Orange
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Urby: If you want to prevent the blurring on those poster textures, you'll want to round up the dimensions of the textures.

Odd multiples of 16 get blurred terribly in Steam Half-Life. 96x96 dimension textures look absolutely dreadful in game, so I round up to 128x128.

Huh, I did not know that. I'll look into it, thanks!
29 Jul 17, 22:35
By Unq
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I don't think Urby meant just even multiples of 16, you want powers of 2 for sharpness: 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 on a side.
29 Jul 17, 22:49
By Dr. Orange
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So, I tried rescaling the sign textures from 96*128 to 128*128 and then downscale it in editor, and...

Before:


After:


I can kind of notice a difference, but is's a bit subtle. It does seem to look sharper, though.
29 Jul 17, 22:56
By UrbaNebula
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I didn't mean downscale it necessarily. My example textures were a 96x96 and then the same 96x96 texture, centered on a 128x128 canvas. tongue - :P

29 Jul 17, 22:58
By Trempler
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Urby you can remove me from the list.
29 Jul 17, 23:01
By UrbaNebula
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Aww, that's a shame. Alrighty, you're gone. smile - :)
29 Jul 17, 23:05
By Dr. Orange
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Urby: I didn't mean downscale it necessarily.

Perhaps not, but it still looks better than having non-power-of-2 dimensions. Thank you for making me aware of this... limitation smile - :)
29 Jul 17, 23:06
By UrbaNebula
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Thank Joebama. He's the one that pointed it out to me originally. tongue - :P
29 Jul 17, 23:09
By 2muchvideogames
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I'm still confused, lets say i hollow out a 1024 cube, can the player be walking on top of it? What if it was a 992 cube instead?

its because the top of the cube is outside and theres a skybox on top of that, so I dunno how much space is available under the surface.
30 Jul 17, 02:44
By UrbaNebula
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The player can walk on top of the 1024 unit cube, but that must be the absolute highest point they can reach.
30 Jul 17, 08:50
By Kachito
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Well, i knew i was getting rusty with gs but i can't even get the .rmf to open in Sledge nuts - :nuts: , fortunately the .map file worked. Tons of error though, could not compile it; just gonna have to build my own.
Someone help me out here, what cannot be changed regarding the airlocks besides it's dimensions, info_player_start orientation and iirc the info_landmarks must remain in the same position as they are now in Urbys source file?
30 Jul 17, 11:29
By SourceSkyBoxer
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Great job your creating maps...

I would like to explain about optimizations....

If you don't forget with advanced zhlt parameters:

Default look:


Look with advanced parameters:

hlrad.exe ( hlrad_x64.exe ) -texlightgap 7.5 -blur 0

Or better?

-texlightgap 15

And do not forget set up ZHLT_LightFlags to "Opaque (blocks light)" all grid-blocks


If you want more details of ZHLT_(parameters) Click here!

And update...
30 Jul 17, 12:43
By UrbaNebula
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I didn't check blocks light on those grates because it looks god awful and splotchy unless you're using a spotlight.
30 Jul 17, 12:56
By SourceSkyBoxer
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Okay @Urby I let normal. Without block light!
I use only texlightgap enough.
30 Jul 17, 16:16
By SourceSkyBoxer
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And I have tried but model ( just example ) But it doesn't show my model in-game if I use Jack Hammer than It sees model example.

After compile and shows in-game

Why does it not show? Did I went wrong? I didn't make wrong.
How do I fix? Sorry I forget about models...
30 Jul 17, 16:27
By The Mad Carrot
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I'm not in the mood to map for the next couple of weeks (see journal for the reason) so I might drop out.
30 Jul 17, 19:24
By UrbaNebula
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No worries, mate. I'm sure there will be an extension, but I'll take you off the list for the time being. All the best.
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