Competition 31 Created 7 years ago2011-09-18 00:28:59 UTC by Strider Strider

Created 7 years ago2011-09-18 00:28:59 UTC by Strider Strider

Posted 7 years ago2011-10-20 22:24:11 UTC Post #300141
Wouldn't that go against the rules of the entire competition?
I probably should've added a scrolling version anyway. Goldsource doesn't have as many options for effects as Source, so why not.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-20 23:58:35 UTC Post #300142
Well, my SDK suddenly started working (no idea why) and I started it and made significant progress on my two days off. I expect things to slow now that I'm back at work for 5 days, but oh well.

It's for L4D2, and Hammer is a real bitch when I try to use keyboard shortcuts. Often requiring me to mash the buttons until it decides to accept them, so I've had to resort to using menu buttons (So instead of Ctrl+I to flip, I got to now go to Tools-Flip-Vertically. ect. ect. ect)

While everyone is showing off, I might as well, which I think is a first for me:
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-22 12:59:49 UTC Post #300175
Looks nice hlife_hotdog! Like the dark atmosphere ^^.

This how far I've come, snapshot from hammer :P.
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-22 17:24:43 UTC Post #300177
so default sprites are ok? such as env light glow and env glow?
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 03:03:21 UTC Post #300185
Default sprites, models and sounds are fine.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 13:22:27 UTC Post #300190
Do you realize there's no ladder texture?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 14:11:11 UTC Post #300191
Why do you need one? You can make a ladder out of multiple brushes.
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 16:38:13 UTC Post #300192
Yes but that is the expensive method.
Btw, after 3 hours of vvis.exe, I decided to stop the process. I found out that I've left a torus-like shape a world brush instead of making it func_detail in open space.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 17:20:13 UTC Post #300193
just turn the whole brush ladder into func_entity
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 18:05:39 UTC Post #300194
Into a func_entity?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 20:15:39 UTC Post #300197
I don't think he literally means func_entity ,
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-23 20:55:44 UTC Post #300199
First i was like yay i will join than i saw, ohh hl2 stuff has way more usefull models(default) than goldsrc.... hmmmmm
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-24 11:30:11 UTC Post #300205
Why am I getting this error:
Valve Software - vvis.exe (Sep 15 2011)
2 threads
reading d:mapping_sourcecomposcompo31.bsp
reading d:mapping_sourcecomposcompo31.prt
LoadPortals: couldn't read d:mapping_sourcecomposcompo31.prt
during the compile process? What's wrong with vvis? :/
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-24 17:45:40 UTC Post #300208
Forgot to mention i'm no longer entering. Got a good idea from this competition that I will try to do when I have more time though.

I was going to do a map where aliens were infiltrating our moon and colonizing it. It was called tcfc which meant too close for comfort. The textures weren't really working out for the theme very well either, I was using the glass textures for the moon terrain but it looked too smooth. And the sand just looked out of place. Also the space sky's stars are really bad.

Perhaps when I do this idea without limitations it will be easier to pull together.

Good luck everyone.
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-24 21:10:08 UTC Post #300217
good luck zeeba. I'd like to see that map of yours when its done!
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-24 23:38:27 UTC Post #300219
Thanks, i'm sure i'll post it here.
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-25 02:17:21 UTC Post #300222
So there's so much i want to do for this compo (i always do TOO MUCH) so everything REALLY BAD right now. But it all works perfectly. Almost on to my 2nd map. The third should be easy, nice and quick. so once everything's tied in i can light it and focus more on textures woo.
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-25 05:50:58 UTC Post #300224
i'm starting mine now. am i correct in assuming that we only use the texture pack and nothing else, besides the tool textuers, i.e., no stock game textures for whatever engine you are mapping for?

I know this has been covered but would someone care to clarify? plus, we can use custom sounds, correct? (JK)

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Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-25 07:39:07 UTC Post #300226
I was listening to epic golden axe music, and unfortunately it influenced me to make some castly area that has nothing to do with my map, so I've deleted it, took me 3 days to make too. Here is what it looked like:
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Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-25 11:12:01 UTC Post #300228
That is really neat Skals!

Perhaps custom sky should be aloud for this compo, or at least some decent ones provided along with the texture pack? I mean, considering you are pretty much screwed if you want to build an outdoor environment using horrendous goldsrc default skyboxes.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-26 03:23:24 UTC Post #300244
Yea these "limiting" competitions just aren't what they seemed to be with gold. You really need tons of custom content to spruce up the engine.

Not saying it can't be done though. That interior is looking great skals!
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-26 05:24:42 UTC Post #300246
it's true, but i'm still having a blast working on my entry! =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-26 06:29:05 UTC Post #300247
Limiting is what forces you to use your creativity. You should be good at that.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-26 18:40:34 UTC Post #300260
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-29 06:58:57 UTC Post #300330
Models are allowed
No custom materials allowed, and that means textures or models.
I don't understand, what models are allowed?
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-29 07:23:23 UTC Post #300331
Default models. The ones you get when you install the games.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-29 18:17:38 UTC Post #300344
I've an idea. I'm going to upload a crappy little timelapse program I quickly threw together in Scirra Construct - from now on , every time you open up hammer , turn on the program. Therefore , by the end of the competition , we'll basically all have a video showing how we map , our progress, all the errors and troubles we face..

quite a smart idea I think
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-30 01:33:26 UTC Post #300353
Sounds hot.
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-30 11:06:45 UTC Post #300363
God dam, where did all these good mappers come from? I will have to up my game.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-30 12:38:18 UTC Post #300365
Looks pimp Trempler!

Ya skals, it's exciting(and a bit intimidating) to see new goldsouce mappers to this site! =))
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-30 15:16:45 UTC Post #300370
I was going to make some models using the provided textures, but it turned out I didn't have to. I think that would've been against the rules anyway, and I didn't bother asking.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-30 17:50:39 UTC Post #300376
Can I split my map into two linked maps?
Moaby MoabyMk. III
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-30 22:10:56 UTC Post #300378
I really don't see why not

EDIT:

Here's the program if anybody wants it. Spent way more time in photoshop than programming the damn thing.
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Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-31 12:53:12 UTC Post #300399
Neat. A button to choose which monitor (or both) to record would be good. At the moment it'll only record my primary monitor.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-31 14:36:51 UTC Post #300400
Neat program. Some of my screenshots turn black :S think that is because of my computer though :P.
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-31 15:09:40 UTC Post #300401
that's a really neat idea instant mix! good job. =)

i've always wanted something to log the editor time, so i could know exactly how much time i spent on a particular map.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-31 15:11:26 UTC Post #300402
I see , i'm getting the same problem. The actual screenshot plugin which the application relies on has been made by somebody else , so right now I'm actually going to delve into the code and see what I can do myself.
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Posted 7 years ago2011-10-31 19:48:20 UTC Post #300405
Or, you know, you could use CamStudio.

EDIT: And for CapT, ManicTime.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2011-10-31 20:47:29 UTC Post #300406
CamStudio is horrible.
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Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 17:00:52 UTC Post #300459
All right, I was forced to up my game, so here is what I created:
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Actually quite pleased with the result.

You can compare with the previous, that is the 6th post on page 10.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 17:23:33 UTC Post #300460
That's looking good skals. And what, you've only used 3 of the textures so far?

PB: thanks man! =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 20:17:42 UTC Post #300464
Made some progress.

Trying to use as many textures as possible even though its difficult since none of them match in color.
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Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 20:28:21 UTC Post #300466
rim omg.. i only got one of your pics to load fsr, but holy shit that is beautiful... i would of said it's source, but you can spot hl1 transparent textures from a mile away..

ladies in gentlemen, our first-place prize goes to.. =P

This compo is gonna be great, so many good entries so far..
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 20:31:30 UTC Post #300468
rim's images are 503'ing. Want to see :(
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 20:55:20 UTC Post #300470
Same! Get your photos sorted out!

edit

They've just loaded...

I'm going to have to up my game so much!
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Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 21:00:08 UTC Post #300471
Inspirational, Rim. Truly.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 21:01:34 UTC Post #300472
Well, fuck, Rimrook. You've ruined the competition for everyone.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 21:54:31 UTC Post #300474
The rest finally loaded for me.. "Holy shit" are the only words that are coming to mind.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 22:14:49 UTC Post #300476
:zomg:
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 22:26:08 UTC Post #300477
Damn that looks sweet :pirate:
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
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