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de_escher19

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By spankboy11 (See more)
18th July, 2003

Half-Life
Hosted Externally - Nothing included
3233 views
819 downloads
11 comments

Last edited: 7th January, 2011

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based on 'ascending and descending' by mc escher. if you go to a certain place in the sky you can see the illusion of the endless staircase.

not quite finished (waiting for HL2 to come out :D ), but very playable. podbot waypoints included.

if you like it and put it on a server, i'd really appreciate hearing about it.

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avatar pepper says: 21st July 2003, 12:15 PM
a five star for originality.
iam happy to now that you wanaa update this map to hl2 would be fun.
avatar Rahzel says: 21st July 2003, 13:06 PM
You Clever Sod!
avatar Seventh-Monkey says: 30th July 2003, 06:58 AM
DAMN! (downloads) Guess I'll have to try 'Relativity' instead :( - any way to have gravity pull people upwards in certain places?
avatar MASTeRmiNd says: 31st August 2003, 04:52 AM
If this map was incorparated into a halflife or even future HL2 single player mod, i believe would work well. The level design is very good. I like the models, the tree sprites need to be fixed up, they dont look too convincing with the way you have the sprites overlapping.

As a counter strike map, it doesnt fit the theme.
avatar MASTeRmiNd says: 31st August 2003, 04:57 AM
oh and i dont know why but i can see your AAATrigger brush on the piano, which activates the piano playing. Either you cant place entity's inside models or something weird is going on.
avatar Chippy says: 15th August 2004, 01:07 AM
o....m....g....

AWE....SOME....

nuff said :oD
avatar rowleybob says: 29th March 2005, 19:08 PM
Wow that's awsome...
avatar Captain Terror says: 18th November 2009, 22:44 PM
Broken link is broken. someone please pm me if you have this mirrored!

edit:
mirror!? (not sure if the same mapper, NOT same name)
http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/download/24382

= )
avatar dagguh says: 1st December 2010, 17:40 PM
Please reupload. Screenshot is tempting ^^
avatar Captain Terror says: 6th January 2011, 17:58 PM
http://www.filefront.com/17758731/de_escher by spankboy.zip

this link will expire in 30-60 days, so if someone else can provide a more permanent mirror, plaese do! =)
avatar Jessie says: star star star 5th December 2017, 04:23 AM
This seems like a well-crafted map in a lot of respects, but there's the odd flaw that makes me think twice about flaunting this map. Firstly and foremostly, that bird ambience, although nice that it is there, is bound to drive people up the wall after a short while. Secondly, some visible trigger textures and broken scripting (that rat) show the seams. Otherwise, it seems pretty well textured, lit and designed.
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