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 ago2011-11-03 23:00:32 UTC Post #300478
Here, catch my towel, Rim.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-03 23:16:08 UTC Post #300479
Maybe I posted too soon. I was a little worried I'd inspire my competition, that's why I waited as long as I did.

I appreciate the nice comments, it feels good to know that this old dog still has some bite.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-04 00:05:25 UTC Post #300480
omfg, I've been wasting too much time playing CS >.< fuuuurk gotta get back to work on my map.... Tomorrow maybe...
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-04 18:03:27 UTC Post #300486
Uh game play elements uh, um my map is far too small to have proper game play elements within it, unless you're up for fighting 100 grunts at once.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-05 00:26:04 UTC Post #300488
haha, wow Rim, very nice. I have had no time to work on mine :(
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-05 08:36:51 UTC Post #300496
Unfortunately this competition has completely coincided with the end of school. I've been concentrating solely on school lately. So by the time I'm done, I'd have around a week to compete against people with two months. And that'd be assuming I wasn't doing any sort of finishing-school...activities.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-05 10:40:09 UTC Post #300497
I somehow doubt anyone apart from rimrook has put the whole two months into this , I've been working on my entry on-and-off for a few weeks now , but I literally only have one hallway to show for it - and it's not even that great.
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-05 11:41:01 UTC Post #300498
Yeah same here, I don't even like mine anymore, after having seen Rim's screenshots.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-05 11:48:57 UTC Post #300499
Come on now guys, dont be such wussies :P

This should be more motivation to you guys, to work more on your map and make it better, the spirit of competition :D

Its not about being 1st or last, its about giving the most you can into your work.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-05 12:20:32 UTC Post #300500
I put 4 hours into mine. I just figured I'd make a place with purpose, and made a science machine.

I've been working on "Something Else" so my modelling and mapping skills were actually a little dusted off.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-06 07:29:18 UTC Post #300520
Mine is now based in night-time, otherwise I cannot show off any fancy lighting since all of it is outdoors.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-06 14:16:41 UTC Post #300522
I have put all of the two months into this. I currently have a series of three maps, including a short thirty second-ish intro scene.
Moaby MoabyMk. III
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-09 21:32:10 UTC Post #300642
this competiton turnout ought to be epic. can't wait to see the results and i will try to make mine as good as possible before the deadline.


Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-10 17:55:19 UTC Post #300653
well i think my map doesnt look good i am starting over again
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-10 18:20:06 UTC Post #300654
Wish I had time to enter this one. Maybe i'll have more time for the next one. Perhaps over summer break? Great job everyone and you esp Rim. My mouth is watering.

I think you "skalls" can pull yours together and perhaps with more detail it could be really nice. I'd recomend against that sky though, perhaps the morning or night one. It might even be cool to darken the map down along with the sky and add some interesting ambient lights, hums, buzzes, zaps and sparks.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 05:38:50 UTC Post #300663
Anyone else having the same problem as me?

Just started today, I just installed a windows 7 update for 64bit, (shutdown and restarted) and now I can't open Hammer 3.5 (or 3.4). I even uninstalled the windows update and restarted, and it still wont open. It shows up in task manager, then the entry in task manager disappears before opening up the program interface.

I also tried running in different compatibility modes... nothing... :(
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 17:19:52 UTC Post #300670
idk, i've never had a problem with hammer or any related mapping software on my win 7 ultimate x64.

Like everything other time there is a compatibility problem in windows 7, you obviously tried(logged in as administrator) right-clicking, Run as administrator, correct?

Last thing i can think of is to install hammer on another computer and simply copy the vhe directory over to your win 7 computer. You'll have to redo your configurations and preferences, but everything else will work fine.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 18:00:27 UTC Post #300671
For some unknown reasons, my CPU (an AMD Phenom II X4 955) doesn't like ZHLT anymore. Whenever i compile a pretty good sized map OR a smaller map with high level of detail, my CPU temperature skyrockets up to 50°C and according to SIW (System Information Tool), the maximum temperature of my CPU is 50°C so that's cutting it kinda close. What the fuck? I already experienced multiple instant reboots during map compilation, probably due to the temperature going over 50°C. It was never a problem before so why is it now?

I recently cleaned my CPU and added a new layer of cooling paste, the old layer was completely dried up. Maybe it's was not enough?

Only if i disable the three other cores (using the affinity settings) and leave the main one on, the temperature is acceptable but the compilation process takes a lot longer to complete.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 20:21:32 UTC Post #300674
just wow. i know this is a dumb question before i ask it, but did you try the x64 shlt tools?

I'm not saying it's your having an AMD processor is causing your problems, but it's stories like these that scare me away from anything other than intel cpu...

Have you tried slightly underclocking your cpuz at all to prevent the overheating and still save your faster compile time?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 21:33:22 UTC Post #300675
Ever since i got myself this computer, which was built in 2009, as well as Windows 7 64 bits, i've been using the 64 bits version of ZHLT. It was NEVER EVER a problem, I've compiled tons of stuff with it.

My CPU has been overclocked a couple of month after i got this computer in 2009 and i could compile anything without things getting too hot.
This is no longer the case.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 21:59:06 UTC Post #300676
50C is nothing.
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Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 22:02:55 UTC Post #300677
Like potatis_invalid said, 50C is nothing. 50C for a processor is like 37C for a human body, when it starts reaching over 70C is when you can call it "hot" and when it passses 90C is when you should start worrying. Anyway, they won't be damaged until after 110-120C, but at that temperature the system shuts itself down to prevent damage.

50C is nothing.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 22:11:37 UTC Post #300678
I have no idea at what temperature my processor is running. But

50C is nothing.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 22:12:51 UTC Post #300679
Well, maybe there's another cause for the sudden reboot, don't know what though. Faulty RAM perhaps? I will test that.

My CPU idles at 30°C and as soon as i start compiling, it skyrockets to 50°C within second. Is that even normal?
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-11 23:47:40 UTC Post #300680
another dumb question, did you airdust your fans? Makes a HUGE difference if they dirty.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 00:31:02 UTC Post #300681
Nah, i don't think it'll make much of difference, just looked and it's not really that dusty compared to when i added the new layer of cooling paste, it was a lot more dustier.

But i'm gonna do it anyway.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 10:49:55 UTC Post #300683
Can one of you please get a different avatar? :(
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 12:46:58 UTC Post #300685

Existence, as you know it, is over. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.

Politely asking to change avatars it futile.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 15:50:36 UTC Post #300689
50c is hot, and you should be worried.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 16:15:03 UTC Post #300690
50C is normal in stress
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 18:19:10 UTC Post #300694
Yes but not in ideal.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-12 21:48:30 UTC Post #300700
@Penguinboy: Didn't I make that same post? I most definitely remember typing it.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-13 00:59:50 UTC Post #300710

On topic:
my entry is passed the halfway-point, where I know I'll finish and will be decent. It's actually the most-fun compo I can remember for a while.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-13 04:14:14 UTC Post #300714
Cheeky oversensitive bitch.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-13 04:15:24 UTC Post #300715
this thread is

Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-13 04:17:00 UTC Post #300717
See? We don't need you!
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-13 08:15:00 UTC Post #300719
Woah, It wasn't Trollo that caused it for once!
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-13 12:24:56 UTC Post #300727
11 days until the competition ends?
Well fuck.
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-15 16:45:57 UTC Post #300784
i have just changed my mind, my map will be for CS 1.6, going to clean it up a little of OP4 rubbish
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-17 06:37:57 UTC Post #300840
I think I remember seeing on this thread we are allowed to make duplicates of the light textures so we can use different light values in our rad file... right?

Could we also make a copy of one of the textures and rename it to make an additional !liquid texture????

I want to make one of the textures animate like the liquid textures do (in goldsource).

And no luck with running hammer 3.5 (or 3.4) on win 7 still. I'm stuck having to use 3.3.... : and then use XP virtual pc to run 3.5, but using the mouse to maneuver the camera is all messed up... :(
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-17 12:09:53 UTC Post #300848
The rad thing is fine. What texture do you want to change into water? I'm letting people change the water texture to a scroll one if they want, so I don't really see a problem, as long as the texture itself isn't modified.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-18 01:44:39 UTC Post #300863
I just tried out my idea, and it looks like it's not going to work. But anyway, it was the c31_metal2a, and maybe c31_metal3

has there ever been this many questions about the rules of a compo???
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-18 03:29:03 UTC Post #300866
has there ever been this many questions about the rules of a compo???
Nope, must be a new record.

It's good though, I'm learning stuff! Next time we do this competition I'll be a lot more prepared.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-19 18:59:54 UTC Post #300895
just want to say hello
the deadline is getting closer
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-19 20:40:41 UTC Post #300900
can we use sprites? =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-20 00:04:49 UTC Post #300903
Lol dude really? hahaha.

Next competition will have guidlines a mile long.

As I did begin to enter, there weren't enough "instructions" because i'd want to add something to my plans but first ask if it was ok and then wait for the response waisting time. I guess it's because of the competition's restrictive stipulations.
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-20 04:57:04 UTC Post #300906
One good thing about this compo is that it isn't limited in number. You can slap a new theme onto it and it's a new compo.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-22 01:15:05 UTC Post #300960
Just had an "out of memory" crash
I lost my map completely.
everytime i go to open it, it tries to rename it from an autosave.. ugh this might be the last straw here...

hold that thought... restart of SDK and HL2 fixed it.. lost a good 15 minutes of solid progress though... must.. continue...
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-22 02:32:43 UTC Post #300964
Chin up, here's some motivational music.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2011-11-22 02:51:35 UTC Post #300965
Chin down, here's some sad music.

Now shake it around, here's some hokey pokey.

Now do a one-armed chin-up!
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
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