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avatar DoctorAmazing 25th January 2016, 22:38 PM

Vinny from Vinesauce plays TWHL Tower


avatar Striker says: 26th January 2016, 00:39 AM
See, what did I tell you about jets? Alright? Jets and spaceships. If you find a prefab for a jet or a spaceship, or even just a texture, put it in your map. It improves the map quality 13%.

avatar Tetsu0 says: 26th January 2016, 01:32 AM
Did you submit your status report to the Administrator today?
avatar Strider says: 26th January 2016, 07:25 AM
I should have put lasers blocking the doors out of my first area instead of cameras. Everyone keeps skipping the first key and sneaking under them!
avatar Tetsu0 says: 26th January 2016, 14:34 PM
Strider. That level was so pretty :D I'm very very impressed with how much effort you put into that. Put mine to shame XD. When I played yours i only had to quickload twice. I found both keys too. I liked it a lot.
avatar The Mad Carrot says: 26th January 2016, 18:52 PM
That idiot shot the scientist in my map! WHY!? Stupid dingus! Doing that he totally screwed up that scientist' sequence of opening the door for the player.

Luckily Urby made it so that the door would automagically unlock if the player kills that sci before he could unlock the door. I totally didn't take into account that players could kill the scientist causing the player to get stuck, so that was a mistake on my part. Before getting to the scientist, I should make the player go though a trigger_autosave, and send the player back to that autosave if the player kills the scientist.

avatar 2muchvideogames says: 26th January 2016, 19:08 PM
I saw another playthru where the player tried to escort your scientist to the stairs, but the scientist ran around the other way and got keeled by the electric water

its always good to have some nice script sequences, but theres always the possibility of them dying:(
avatar Tetsu0 says: 26th January 2016, 19:23 PM
ai_scripted_sequence for the win!

Yeah Angry Carrot/Muzz/TMA.. It would be nice if you flashed: "Subject: Gordon Freeman... Status: Terminated... Reason: Failure to preserve mission critical resources"
And forced a reload :)
But those are the silly things that slip by when we don't have enough testing before release.
avatar NineTnine says: 26th January 2016, 22:49 PM
kinda wish I put more polish and refined my map a bit more now in retrospect...
avatar UrbaNebula says: 27th January 2016, 10:15 AM
I only recently learned how to make essential NPCs... I'll make your scientist important before the door is open in the patch, whenever I get around to working on it.

Kinda focused on The Core again at the moment and don't want to break flow. :)
avatar NineTnine says: 27th January 2016, 10:17 AM
No, Twhl tower 2 soon bro! People are already keen!
avatar UrbaNebula says: 27th January 2016, 10:47 AM
Not gonna run another one until The Core is out I'm afraid. However, I will be more than happy to once this massive project is no longer floating over my head. :P

Might not be a tower though. Will try to keep things varied and give mappers an overall theme, just so they have a little more freedom. (TWHL BAKURAI for example. I might start with picking that back up)
avatar Instant Mix says: 27th January 2016, 16:28 PM
i never noticed until vinny pointed it out

who's map tried to sneak an image into the sound?

User Posted Image

i know my spectrograms
avatar Tetsu0 says: 27th January 2016, 16:42 PM
wasn't that jeffmod's map?
the "random" static and the black ninja?
avatar DoctorAmazing says: 27th January 2016, 16:58 PM
Foobar spectrogram > Audacity spectrogram
avatar JeffMOD says: 27th January 2016, 21:42 PM
Uh, that was certainly not me. No sir.
I don't even know how to use sonic visualizer! For that matter, I've never even heard of spectograms!*

*I am of course, lying.
avatar Dr. Orange says: 28th January 2016, 14:42 PM
What does it even say? Looks like "nhlt ceutassrn".

How did you even do that? Teach me!
avatar Instant Mix says: 28th January 2016, 18:42 PM
There was a program I used to have that allowed you to turn an image into sound, in theory it's not actually that difficult. Aphex twin does it inloads of his songs
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