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Rat Hunt: Quarters

Map Vault > Completed Maps

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By Rimrook (See more)
23rd July, 2014

822.1KB - RMF, BSP

Last edited: 3rd August, 2014


UPDATE 8/3/14:
- Included RMF source file. Have fun lol!

UPDATE 7/23/14:
- Added a kill counter that displays how many rats are left.
- Added some clip brushes.
- Added game-end triggers.


Find and kill 35 Rats in under 10 minutes. GOOD LUCK BITCHEZ!

Restock your grenades at the ammo dumps.
Each time a rat is killed, a chime will confirm the kill. When all of the rats are dead, the vox will say "level clear".
Try not to kill yourself or take damage.

When this has circulated a little bit, I'll release the RMF. I really don't want people to cheat and look at the source files yet. Have fun!


avatar Jessie says: star star star star star 23rd July 2014, 07:46 AM
It's good fun! Except I am no good with grenade.

First attempt: Looking at level more than looking for rats. Hurt self with grenades too much, so went beheaded kamikaze at a rat.
Second attempt: Got stuck on the forklift.
Third attempt: Did quite well, but ended up killing self on the same rat I hurt myself so much on on the first attempt.

There's a couple of spots I could see the player getting stuck in (besides the forklift, which I think needs some clip-brush smoothing), such as behind the reactors (or whatever they are) and in the toilets (you can jump up the urinal).

Besides that, fun to play! Some of the rats are harder to kill than to spot, which is a good part of the play.

I personally would like some way of telling you how many rats you've gotten on death, or maybe just a vox every five or so. I don't know how many I've found =(

EDIT: Did a last attempt to collect my knowledge. Found a total of somewhere around 32-33 rats. I wouldn't venture a guess as to which ones I've missed, and I got some pretty damn hard to see ones. (Btw, don't know if it's intended, but loading (quickload and such) seems to empty the grenade stockpiles. Even removes grenades you are already carrying if you go up to one.)
avatar Rimrook says: 23rd July 2014, 17:42 PM
I don't know why the quicksave/load stuff is busted. The map autosaves and that doesn't work any better. I thought it was just me so I didn't dabble into it too much. Sorry to hear the saving is broken for you too, I don't know how to fix it.
avatar Bruce says: 23rd July 2014, 18:35 PM
that was great, got 16 remaining
avatar Captain Terror says: star star star star star 24th July 2014, 07:51 AM
Very very nicely-styled and well-made map and what a fun idea! I also like the method you use for ticking down damage, brilliant! =P

I didn't play through the whole thing, but everything I saw looked well done. The only minor minor nitipick I have(after playing for 5 minutes) is to make those nice green door handles connect at the bottom as well as the top :(

Great work and a fun idea, Rimmeh! =P
avatar zeeba-G says: 25th July 2014, 13:17 PM
I will check this out this weekend. Judging from the screenshots it looks excellent!
avatar Kachito says: 3rd August 2014, 20:49 PM
Ran around for ~20 mins and couldn't find anything. After some frustration i looked at the source file, started game again and went to where a rat was supposed to be. Nothing was there...
Not sure what if im doing something wrong? I'm starting up HL - create server - pick rat hunt map - click start.
avatar Alberto309 says: star star star star star 5th August 2014, 03:50 AM

map rh_quarters

in console.

If you create a server, every "monster_" type entity disappears as they are not available in multiplayer. This map is singleplayer only.

Anyway, forgot to rate. 5, of course. Love it! <3
avatar TJB says: star star star star star 5th August 2014, 07:35 AM
I still have to have a look at the source files, but it is a very well made map, and a great idea. My only real nitpicks are that you can sometimes get stuck, the quickloading thing, and the fact that there is one rat that - apart from one time - I just couldn't kill. I've landed several grenades right next to it and when they go off it's unharmed.
Other than those though, I really like it.
avatar Qwertyus says: 11th August 2014, 21:18 PM
Well, the mapping is fine, but the gameplay is not so good. Some rats are extremly hard to find and some others are very hard to kill with a handgrenade (plus in some situations it's easy to harm yourself with a grenade), and this gives only a frustration in overall, especially because of limited time and not properly working game saves.

P.S. And there is also a place in a room near pipes to where you can jump down, but can't get out.
avatar 2muchvideogames says: 7th April 2015, 21:02 PM
Qwertyus is right mostly, this is a bit hard becaues some of the rats cannot be seen (but can be reached with grenades.) I think its better if all the rats can be seen rather than not but get blown up by random guess grenades.

The map itself is definitely suited for this purpose, seeing as how difficult it is to find all the rats. Good thing gordon never applied for that exterminator job
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