Rat Hunt: Quarters

Half-Life HL
Rat Hunt: Quarters by Rimrook
Posted 8 years ago2014-07-23 05:46:15 UTC • Completed • Half-Life
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Rat Hunt: Quarters
Rimrook Rimrook
8 years ago2014-07-23 05:46:15 UTC
2 years ago2020-07-10 16:40:15 UTC
5.00 (6)
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UPDATE 7/10/20:
  • Used new rat system.
  • 50 rats.
  • Removed timer.
  • JACK file included.
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 50 Rats. GOOD LUCK BITCHEZ!

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".

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!


Commented 8 years ago2014-07-23 06:46:24 UTC Comment #20682
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.)
Commented 8 years ago2014-07-23 16:42:05 UTC Comment #20683
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.
Commented 8 years ago2014-07-23 17:35:10 UTC Comment #20684
that was great, got 16 remaining
Commented 8 years ago2014-07-24 06:51:32 UTC Comment #20686
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
Commented 8 years ago2014-07-25 12:17:58 UTC Comment #20688
I will check this out this weekend. Judging from the screenshots it looks excellent!
Commented 8 years ago2014-08-03 19:49:59 UTC Comment #20419
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.
Commented 8 years ago2014-08-05 02:50:24 UTC Comment #20599

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
Commented 8 years ago2014-08-05 06:35:01 UTC Comment #20696
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.
Commented 7 years ago2014-08-11 20:18:17 UTC Comment #18629
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.
Commented 7 years ago2015-04-07 20:02:57 UTC Comment #20841
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
Commented 2 years ago2020-07-12 10:22:56 UTC Comment #102789
Absolutely loved this - what a creative idea. Can't believe I missed it 5 years ago!!

I haven't checked the source files yet, but just from reading the comments it seems like some are grenade-only. I couldn't pick up the nades at the start - i just kept getting weapon stripped and only receiving the crossbow.

Hunted for maybe 20-25 mins and managed to get as far as 12 rats remaining.

Some were really hard, and if I've learned anything from this, it's that you're one devious bastard.

Brushwork is super HL-nostalgic, really clean and textural with a lot of depth and detail created from relatively few brushes. Lovely work. One critique is that the tram you've made is a bit of an odd shape. It seems boxier than a classic HL tram.

Commented 2 years ago2020-07-14 21:33:34 UTC Comment #102790
Well, that was fun! I found all but 6 on my first run. Then I cheated with the R_speed Epoly Detector (tm), but still couldn't find all of them...

One thing I noticed was that the detailed nature of the map and the gameplay made me expect the environment to be much more interactive than it was. I think it would really add to the map if those lockers and file cabinets could be opened, and if those soda-machines would actually work.

There were two rats that felt a bit unfair: The cupboard doesn't look like it has doors, they're difficult to open (they don't react to the use key, and can only be touched by crouching), and almost nothing else of that scale is interactive. The two destructible vent grates in the machine room look solid, but all other solid grates are indestructible.

But all in all, a good-looking map with unique and enjoyable gameplay. :)

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