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By zeeba-G (See more)
19th May, 2011

Half-Life MOTM Winner!
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Last edited: 3rd November, 2011


My entry for Rimrook's pool competition. There is a day time version and night time version. Check them both out. The slide is horrible but it represents the idea good enough. I didn't really follow the can't leave the pool area rule bc otherwise I couldn't have a cave spa. And you know you'd appreciate a cave spa ;)! The other "leave the pool area part" is just extra and doesn't have to count towards judgement. Please comment/rate.

Edit. Fixed link and bugs.


avatar Stojke says: star star star star 19th May 2011, 08:56 AM
- Downloading...

- Oh man this map is cool! all of the awesome things, the slide, the board, a little camp tent! awesome!

I like the map, especially because of all the cool stuff in it. The floor of the pool is really pretty and those fountains are a really nice touch.

I did find lots of errors thou, the biggest one was on the slide:

User Posted Image

and here are some demos:

I like the interactive things, you should add more :)
For now its 4 stars.
avatar dexter says: 19th May 2011, 15:58 PM
Hey! I'm a new user that's been on Moddb for a while, and have been following TWHL for even longer. I'm developing my own mod for Half-Life, HypernovA, which tries to reinvent GoldSrc to be more HD while keeping it's theme. You take over the roll of Eli Vance in Black Mesa.

But enough about me, I've seen this compo, and wished I could join, but I've had too much work, with HypernovA and all. I've been inspired by the images of this map SO MUCH. I can't wait to get back to mapping.

Unfortunately, though, I can't download from Gamefront. I don't know why. It's been this way for a long time. Can you try reupload it somewhere?
avatar zeeba-G says: 19th May 2011, 16:16 PM
Sure, and strojke I mentioned the slide sucks lol. Well it doesn't look "that" bad on my comp and my graphics suck. And it probably looks better at night because I included lighting on it. Should have added it to the daytime one. Well compile time is too long to be worth it as long as the idea is somewhat across. Where else can I host dexter?
avatar dexter says: 19th May 2011, 16:24 PM
Anywhere. Moddb would be great, gamebanana just as good. Hell, even mediafire would be acceptable. Thanks for taking the time to help me.
avatar zeeba-G says: 19th May 2011, 16:34 PM
avatar dexter says: star star star star star 19th May 2011, 16:54 PM
Amazing job! I loved it.

-Everything. You should be added here (In other words, I want you to get hired by somebody big).
-The architecture is fantastic
-The pool floor is amazing. I would never have thought about something like that.
-The entity set up makes amazing effects.
-The lighting is amazing.

-I got stuck once. No big deal. A few clip brushes will fix it.

Two epic maps in one day (this and TWHL 2011 by Archie). A great day for TWHL. Keep on rocking, Zeeba!
avatar zeeba-G says: 19th May 2011, 16:56 PM
Sveet! Thanks man! Its not often that I release actual architectural maps. Yea there were tons of places to get stuck like in the pond above the waterfall and in the terrain sorry hehe.
avatar Stojke says: 19th May 2011, 18:14 PM
The slide doesnt suck, its awesome! xD
Just the textures are a little bit off :P

Still, cant wait to see it finished so it can get the 5th star it deserves :)
avatar Captain Terror says: star star star star star 19th May 2011, 18:32 PM
Jeez, this is one of the more amazing things i've seen built for Half-life!

++Gorgeous, inventive layout!
++Superb small details like the tent, camping alcove, all the decorative details everywhere!

+/-Beautiful smooth architecture in most places, tho some things like the green terrain up high could be less symetrical and more round

-half-life desert sky is so sad to see considering all the work you put into this.
-lots of clipping glitches everywhere where the player's movement is stuttered or stopped. could easily be fixed with some clipping and making some stuff non-solid.
-invisible wall at entrance to the hosue--just put a gate up! =)

I don't even care about the minor glitches in light of how really superb this map is. You never cease to amaze me zeeba.. GREAT WORK!

avatar zeeba-G says: 19th May 2011, 20:35 PM
Thanks a lot captain! The sky was only desert like for the night version right? Yea I would have put more work into the terrain but it felt pointless to me cauf "lazy". Terrain is no fun in gold. Glad ya'll like it hope it places.
avatar Stojke says: 19th May 2011, 21:49 PM
Oh wow i cant believe i didnt see the night version... Amazing!
Please add more slides xD
avatar zeeba-G says: 20th May 2011, 00:20 AM
Oh yea and thanks for that site Strojke its where I got all the models. Lol this project is done as far as i'm concerned. Time for the next one.
avatar X-LAyer2 says: star star star star star 20th May 2011, 02:14 AM
Wow, amazing. I don't stand much of a chance with my tiny pool.

+ Bouncy diving board
+ Water Slide
+ So much detail

- like everyone else, the clipping glitches

Besides those clipping glitches this map is some amazing eye candy, and one of the best I've seen for Goldsource.
avatar Stojke says: 20th May 2011, 07:33 AM
No prob Zeeba, any time xD
Also, this should totally get redone into a 35hp_ cs map! People would love it.
avatar Captain Terror says: 20th May 2011, 09:15 AM
oh btw the null sky doesn't work for me for either map zeeba. i guess u were right about that. (must be my wonHalf-Life spyzappin your visibilities)
= p

X-Layer2: I don't think anyone's pool has a chance against his... with a nice sky and a sexy female model, and possibly a couple custom textures, i feel like zeeba's pool may possibly give Rim's Riverpool a run for it's money! (maybe, that map is just epic)
avatar zeeba-G says: 20th May 2011, 17:50 PM
So is rim working on another pool for this competition? Because if so he def. has a chance, river pool was pretty awesome too though i'm def. a big fan of it like you said with its awesome sky, custom textures and wonderful looking water and models.
avatar Stojke says: 21st May 2011, 06:51 AM
I think Rimrook will wait for the last day to submit his things, so he can crush the hope of all other mappers xD
avatar Skals says: star star star star star 22nd May 2011, 07:14 AM
That's a really nice map zeeba! some of the cliffs and mountains don't look that good, and I can see some texture errors on all the little windows with the illusionary "light effect" texture coming from them, but the pool itself is really nice. I like the slide :D
The night version is a lot nicer than the day version. The w_polys and E_polys are really high :>

4.0 for the day map, 4.75 for the night map.
avatar zeeba-G says: 22nd May 2011, 22:15 PM
Thanks. I agree, I think the night version better demonstrates the lighting with the higher contrasts. Yea I could have made the terrain better. I would have if this was to be a playable level.
avatar Captain Terror says: 23rd May 2011, 19:32 PM
needs more sexy girl models ala cs_bikini. =)
avatar zeeba-G says: 25th May 2011, 06:32 AM
Lol I agree
avatar doggybag71 says: star star star star star 28th June 2011, 19:06 PM
Awesome map! So much to explore! Nice models, lovely sounds and sprites. Just love the sound of the big waterfall outside the green cave and, well, everything else too.

There were some places where it looked a bit "face in face"-glitchy if you know what I mean. Like in those places where there was sunlight coming through holes. But still, stunning map. *****
avatar zeeba-G says: 3rd July 2011, 14:22 PM
Thanks, this map was just a pretty quick architectural exercise. But I need to recompile with out the glitches. They didn't appear on my previous video card but now they bug the heck out of me.
avatar Archie says: 17th October 2011, 00:46 AM
Download link is broken :(
avatar zeeba-G says: 26th October 2011, 04:24 AM
Fixed link and bugs. Enjoy your swim.
avatar Qwertyus says: star star star star star 3rd November 2011, 09:04 AM
Great map, especially night edition. Very cool & realistic.
avatar TJB says: 29th January 2013, 09:24 AM
The download link seems to be broken again. :(
avatar zeeba-G says: 15th April 2014, 15:29 PM
Will probably update the map for cs, then I will repost it if I can find the RMF.
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