MicroChallenge#1 - Chalcedony

Half-Life HL
MicroChallenge#1 - Chalcedony by Captain Terror
Posted 8 years ago2010-03-10 20:25:15 UTC • Completed • Half-Life
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Name
MicroChallenge#1 - Chalcedony
By
Captain Terror Captain Terror
Type
Map
Engine
Goldsource
Game
Half-Life
Category
Completed
Included
BSP, BSP
Created
8 years ago2010-03-10 20:25:15 UTC
Updated
7 years ago2011-05-15 07:42:45 UTC
Views
2405
Downloads
446
Comments
6
Rating
5.00 (1)
Reviews
0
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NOTE: this map was built with gamma/brightness turned all the way up. So, if your gamma and brightness are set to default(50% for each), this map will look very dark!

Full-sized Screen

More screens:
Burning shipwreck
Chalcedony Battle Robot
Shipwreck beads

My entry for the first (and probably only) microchallenge, from this thread.

It's a scene depicted from the short story, Tideline, by Elizabeth Bear. In it, is depicted the robot Chalcedony, the last of the war machines, stranded on a beach for the rest her days, accompanied only by her friend Belvedere, depicted by you the player.

You can read or listen to the original short story by checking out the following links:
Text
Audio Podcast

I usually try not to uplaod smallish, prefab-like stuff to the vault, but i feel this turned out really good.

There is no gameplay element, just basically a little eyecandy. I apologize for the very squarish terrain, but otherwise the scene is mostly complete. If i ever update this again, i will (besides fixing the terrain) add some elements to Chalcedony herself, which were mentioned in the story but i forgot to implement:

cargo nets (holding together chalcedony's carapace)
nets full of shells hung from her body
"big floods" attached to her body
"heat damage" caused by the crippling attack that stranded her on the beach

Enjoy and leave some comments please!

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6 Comments

Commented 7 years ago2010-07-22 00:36:19 UTC Comment #5431
This map was crazy awesome looking, amazing brush work. I'll have to check it out again in more detail to be able to rate it.
Commented 7 years ago2010-07-22 02:18:50 UTC Comment #5407
Hey thanks! =)

I found the podcast (linked above) very intriguing and inspiring.

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Commented 7 years ago2011-03-12 06:19:14 UTC Comment #18885
This map don't open my computer.Why?
Commented 7 years ago2011-03-12 13:56:39 UTC Comment #18886
dunno. I just tried playing it on a fresh Half-life (steam) install and it works fine. Also works fine for me on portable WON HL..

Make sure you:

1. Merge or copy/paste the ENTIRE included valve directory with your own, located in steamaps/steamname/half-life.

2. once that's done, pull up console and type: map micro001ct <enter>

Are you getting any type of error or is it just crashing? let me know if you've done all this and it still won't run.
Commented 3 years ago2014-08-24 19:51:12 UTC Comment #18601
Epic view! :)
Commented 3 years ago2014-08-24 20:52:43 UTC Comment #18413
Thanky sir! =)

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