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Orb (Compo 20)

Map Vault > Completed Maps

map screenshot

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(22 votes)

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By SlayerA (See more)
13th May, 2006

879.38KB - RMF, BSP

Last edited: 13th May, 2006


Since there are many other Compo 20 entries in the vault, I figured why not... I included the rmf too, for anyone who's interested.


avatar Sajo says: star star star star star 14th May 2006, 12:14 PM
Cool, I really liked the part when it got into the vent.
avatar Sajo says: 14th May 2006, 14:49 PM
oh btw: Awsome entity work, there were things in this map.Making me thinking if this was possible at all.A five for creativity, a five for destrufication, a five for the entity work. Good Job!
avatar rowleybob says: 14th May 2006, 18:00 PM
++ Superb Destructification
++ Superb Sequences of moving, destructed objects like the truck
++ ORB is awsome!!!
++ Including .rmf--I can't wait to see how you did some of that stuff!
++ Good Story
++ Clean work, with good performance

Superb job!
avatar painkiller says: star star star star star 15th May 2006, 14:00 PM
exelent map, the most compilant with the destructification map,,,,

avatar Strider says: star star star star 16th May 2006, 09:28 AM
That's the most insane thing i've ever seen from the Half-Life engine. Very nice work!
avatar The Mad Carrot says: 16th May 2006, 10:00 AM
Its a good thing you find my alien teleportation prefab usefull. :)
avatar Mr.Yoso says: star star star star 17th May 2006, 21:04 PM
Now this is what I call "unique". Nicely done!
avatar Seventh-Monkey says: star star star star star 29th May 2006, 12:22 PM
Unbelievably awesome. Get it now.
avatar srry says: star star star star star 29th May 2006, 19:42 PM
This gets my "t3h awesom3st thing evar" award. Amazing.
avatar rowleybob says: star star star star star 29th May 2006, 21:07 PM
I just played it again, and was awestruck at the detail/subtleties of the orb's movement, as well the same with the destruction in it's totality.

I found walking around and watchiang at different angles was also nice, to catch things you didnt see a previous time/direction.

Subtle/masterful use of textures/brushwork made for beautifully crafted destructification in many places: the truck causing the lift to teeder, the crused staicrase, pillar, walls... all pulling off the effect perfectly without being to gaudy.

No errors or distractions come to mind, except some noticable "rampant" clipping in places, but what the heck...this map is at a level where I'd have to study the entity work for a month to truly understand it, so I'll just shut up now ^_^!

I don't normally rate anymore, but this qualifys as an exception

Superb work!
5 Stars
avatar Daubster says: star star star star star 30th May 2006, 09:33 AM
I'm.. speachless..

This is more than amazing and original.. :o

The whole detail, realism and precision of the destruction truly amazed me. The ambience, the beam effects, the decals.. This <i>had</i> to get 1st place. ^^
avatar fizscy46 says: star star star star star 30th May 2006, 11:41 AM
Wow, I've gotta check out how its set up. Really neat little thing you made there. The camera work is a little shotty but eh, halflife isn't exactly known for cameras.
avatar Tetsu0 says: star star star star star 4th June 2006, 12:50 PM

Thats probably the most insane thing i've ever seen. GREAT work no wonder why you won.
avatar splatzone says: star star star star star 23rd July 2006, 10:10 AM
Amazing - looks like it belongs from HL2, with the illusion of AI. (I thought it did, cause it seemed to chase after me!) 5 stars!
avatar KingDaniel says: star star star star star 27th July 2006, 09:53 AM
This is awesome.....
You could build a whole SP mod around this 'orb'.
Great work!
avatar saw1833 says: star star star star star 7th September 2006, 22:26 PM
Awesome, fun to watch the orb bounce round and destroy everything. Nice job just putting it in the map, G-Man :) At first I thought it was trying to attack me. 0.0 Anyways good job with this.
avatar Slaughter King says: star star star star star 19th November 2006, 07:08 AM
I think you have proven that anything is possible SlayerA

I think its superb how the orb interacts with the level itself, such as going into the vents

Ive also looked at the .rmf and Woah ! that entity work is very complex

Superb Orb SlayerA
avatar Carpocolypse300 says: star star star star star 22nd November 2006, 19:41 PM
Very interesting map, small, but who cares, everything about this map made it Great, mostly the Orb and the way everything reacted the way they should when they are destroyed. This map was Great.
avatar hlife_hotdog says: star star star star star 14th December 2006, 02:33 AM
Nice job with the orb! I assume it is a func_train but it is just brilliant work. Trains can be darn awkward to work with but this was flawless!
avatar kc8kjp says: star star star star star 21st May 2007, 21:10 PM
Its all been said, freaking awsome
avatar JudgeDeadd says: star star star star star 18th July 2008, 05:32 AM
I recommend listening to this while playing this level. It fits perfectly!
avatar Skals says: star star star star star 20th October 2008, 08:05 AM
pure win
avatar JeffMOD says: star star star star star 29th December 2008, 10:48 AM
Loved it. Just... Perfect timing on everything, great destruction... Everything in this map is awsome.
avatar pwnalizer93 says: star star star star star 8th April 2013, 00:10 AM
Really nice map, I also made a video
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