My Backyard

Half-Life HL
My Backyard by Reigy Squirrel
Posted 16 years ago2004-08-10 17:54:44 UTC • Completed • Half-Life
Screenshot Thumbnail
My Backyard
Reigy Squirrel Reigy Squirrel
16 years ago2004-08-10 17:54:44 UTC
16 years ago2004-08-10 17:54:44 UTC

Take a stroll around the backyard and suddenly find something horrific. Aliens have indvaded your privacy while you were busy standing. Now take back your backyard by finding a way to go ontop of your roof. Once there you can finally curse and shout at space looking like a idiot.

Even though my map has no triggers and anything its just my first map and im testing it and awaiting feedback.


Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 17:59:10 UTC Comment #3252
YAY 1st post! looks good, i'm gonna dll now.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:03:50 UTC Comment #3253
hmm.... zombie got stuck in wall.
lucky you included the .rmf!
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:04:15 UTC Comment #3254
oh and, please no spaces in the map's name, that means the console wont load it.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:05:16 UTC Comment #3255
Please do not include files such as the .p0, .p1, .lin and .rmx ones. You do not need them.

It's good for a first map. Although it needs more attention to scale on things like the door at the begenning, its a good start.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:06:31 UTC Comment #3256
Er, the game won't load it. The console is just for telling the game to do things.

You can have monsters stuck in walls without crashes.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:14:46 UTC Comment #3257
Thanks for the tips :)
I made this map to scare people. guess non of you guys got scared. (or did you?)
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:17:54 UTC Comment #3258
hmmm.... well i've played it, and i have to say, it's good for your first map. though some monsters have the yellow-swirly disease. And you don't have to submit the .rmf or any of the other files, just the .bsp but since you did submit the .rmf, we can easily fix the yellow-swirly disease, the textures are a bit off, but i have to say, good-job. This is good for your first map. But maybe you could put a endgame text instead of the rooftop end thingie. and take that xen tree from inside the housie thingie, it pops up from the roof, anyway my score:
+alot of monsters
+trees fit in niceley
-I dont think the level has sky, is that the void?
-texturing needs some work
oh and i like the end thingie,
     4 stars
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 18:23:33 UTC Comment #3259
i mean the brushwork on the [END] on the rooftop, though a game_text would've fit in niceley.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 19:44:55 UTC Comment #3262
Is there a post in the forums about how to put game texts?
I cant seem to find it.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 20:21:55 UTC Comment #3263
The level has no sky, just a BLACK texture.

Since r_speeds are fairly low, id take a look at ZombieLoffe's texture example maps and see if you can do it with the textures in this map, it would add lots more depth.

Game_texts are easy to do. Place a pointentity and change the type to game text. Then set the options and trigger it when you want text to appear.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 21:16:11 UTC Comment #3266
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-10 21:33:50 UTC Comment #3268
I wont download it until you fix those things, but it sounds like your getting better feedback than most.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-11 03:43:13 UTC Comment #3272
there is no way I'm going through and fixing every zombie that's stuck in the ground! some words of advice Reigy:

-Never place monsters or entities on the ground, place them about 16 units above the ground, don't worry, they won't be floating, because they'll fall down.

-don't include all the worthless files in the zip

-test your map first

-include a sky (but not a skybox)
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-11 08:09:45 UTC Comment #3277
its ok for a first map, but texture alignment is terrible.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-11 11:00:46 UTC Comment #3280
Ok, im fixing it right now. Hmm... so much bugs... Yup, you guys are right. This will take time.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-12 06:21:49 UTC Comment #3300
but it'll be worth it in the end ;)
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-12 10:03:08 UTC Comment #3301
I rate it 4 stars because it is good map!
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-17 23:58:10 UTC Comment #3394
Despite all those bugs, here's a review:

+Great for a first map!
+Plenty of fun!
+Good ammo amount (unless you're a noob)
-Bad lighting
-No sky

3/5, but since this is your first map, I'll give you a four.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-18 19:33:55 UTC Comment #3431
Very good first map. Fun to play. A little too dark, perhaps. I give it a 3, first map or not.
Commented 16 years ago2004-08-19 12:29:51 UTC Comment #3445
Yay! 35 downloads! COoL. Looks like Theres no need for me to fix this anymore. Im gonna use your advices and make a map which I just submitted after 3 weeks (i think..) Its gonna be in the Unfinished maps. But its addictive and fun.
Dont worry its not a noob map.

You must log in to post a comment. You can login or register a new account.