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By Reigy Squirrel (See more)
10th August, 2004

200.99KB - RMF

Last edited: Never


Take a stroll around the backyard and suddenly find something horrific. Aliens have indvaded your privacy while you were busy standing. Now take back your backyard by finding a way to go ontop of your roof. Once there you can finally curse and shout at space looking like a idiot.

Even though my map has no triggers and anything its just my first map and im testing it and awaiting feedback.


avatar Floater619 says: 10th August 2004, 18:59 PM
YAY 1st post! looks good, i'm gonna dll now.
avatar Floater619 says: 10th August 2004, 19:03 PM
hmm.... zombie got stuck in wall.
lucky you included the .rmf!
avatar Floater619 says: 10th August 2004, 19:04 PM
oh and, please no spaces in the map's name, that means the console wont load it.
avatar RabidMonkey says: 10th August 2004, 19:05 PM
Please do not include files such as the .p0, .p1, .lin and .rmx ones. You do not need them.

It's good for a first map. Although it needs more attention to scale on things like the door at the begenning, its a good start.
avatar RabidMonkey says: 10th August 2004, 19:06 PM
Er, the game won't load it. The console is just for telling the game to do things.

You can have monsters stuck in walls without crashes.
avatar Reigy Squirrel says: 10th August 2004, 19:14 PM
Thanks for the tips :)
I made this map to scare people. guess non of you guys got scared. (or did you?)
avatar Floater619 says: 10th August 2004, 19:17 PM
hmmm.... well i've played it, and i have to say, it's good for your first map. though some monsters have the yellow-swirly disease. And you don't have to submit the .rmf or any of the other files, just the .bsp but since you did submit the .rmf, we can easily fix the yellow-swirly disease, the textures are a bit off, but i have to say, good-job. This is good for your first map. But maybe you could put a endgame text instead of the rooftop end thingie. and take that xen tree from inside the housie thingie, it pops up from the roof, anyway my score:

+alot of monsters
+trees fit in niceley

-I dont think the level has sky, is that the void?
-texturing needs some work

oh and i like the end thingie,
4 stars
avatar Floater619 says: 10th August 2004, 19:23 PM
i mean the brushwork on the [END] on the rooftop, though a game_text would've fit in niceley.
avatar Reigy Squirrel says: 10th August 2004, 20:44 PM
Is there a post in the forums about how to put game texts?
I cant seem to find it.
avatar RabidMonkey says: 10th August 2004, 21:21 PM
The level has no sky, just a BLACK texture.

Since r_speeds are fairly low, id take a look at ZombieLoffe's texture example maps and see if you can do it with the textures in this map, it would add lots more depth.

Game_texts are easy to do. Place a pointentity and change the type to game text. Then set the options and trigger it when you want text to appear.
avatar Reigy Squirrel says: 10th August 2004, 22:16 PM
avatar davideo59 says: 10th August 2004, 22:33 PM
I wont download it until you fix those things, but it sounds like your getting better feedback than most.
avatar SilentGunz says: 11th August 2004, 04:43 AM
there is no way I'm going through and fixing every zombie that's stuck in the ground! some words of advice Reigy:

-Never place monsters or entities on the ground, place them about 16 units above the ground, don't worry, they won't be floating, because they'll fall down.

-don't include all the worthless files in the zip

-test your map first

-include a sky (but not a skybox)
avatar m0p says: 11th August 2004, 09:09 AM
its ok for a first map, but texture alignment is terrible.
avatar Reigy Squirrel says: 11th August 2004, 12:00 PM
Ok, im fixing it right now. Hmm... so much bugs... Yup, you guys are right. This will take time.
avatar Peace and LOve says: 12th August 2004, 07:21 AM
but it'll be worth it in the end ;)
avatar Black[Sun] says: 12th August 2004, 11:03 AM
I rate it 4 stars because it is good map!
avatar SilentGunz says: 18th August 2004, 00:58 AM
Despite all those bugs, here's a review:

+Great for a first map!
+Plenty of fun!
+Good ammo amount (unless you're a noob)
-Bad lighting
-No sky

3/5, but since this is your first map, I'll give you a four.
avatar BJ says: 18th August 2004, 20:33 PM
Very good first map. Fun to play. A little too dark, perhaps. I give it a 3, first map or not.
avatar Reigy Squirrel says: 19th August 2004, 13:29 PM
Yay! 35 downloads! COoL. Looks like Theres no need for me to fix this anymore. Im gonna use your advices and make a map which I just submitted after 3 weeks (i think..) Its gonna be in the Unfinished maps. But its addictive and fun.
Dont worry its not a noob map.
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