Can someone take care of this for me?

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Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by pinkle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:23 pm

SDK forever refuses to work for me with TF2 anymore (Yatta tried helping me with it a while back and I've been to various forums for help, no one can help :( ) But this is apparently all packaged and ready to go. It was the first map I ever made, hopefully not the last. It probably sucks, but idk, I'd love to try it out in the server if it still works.

Complimentary youtube walkthrough video: http://www.youtube.com/user/SummerCardi ... Ce80Oigdlo

and the bz2 thingy: http://files.failedmiserably.com/data/k ... el_bsp.bz2

I hope I'm doing this right, I haven't done anything with this in a while and probably won't be mapping for a while longer :( I absolutely LOVED making it though and look forward to doing more in the future.

Be gentle, I really have no idea what I'm doing lol :v

EDIT: Also, if the layout sucks, it's because at first I was like "OH YEAH IM GONNA MAKE THE COOLEST MAP EVAR" to "Okay maybe I'll just focus on making a FUNCTIONING map" olololol
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by Axis Denied » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:47 pm

Hey, at least you finish your maps....I have like 6 unfinished maps that a few of you have seen and only 1 of the unfinished ones is on the server....I should get on finishing it... :?

The thing is, I agree - making maps is fun and I never really care if I ever finish them. :P
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by MrBlip » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:43 pm

From 10 seconds of the video, I've found these 3 glaring problems:
1) You have a leak (chances are, a million of them).
2) Don't use HL2 textures in TF2. It don't look right.
3) It's your first map

Start off small. Don't worry about making a full blown out map. That's generally a bad idea.

Make a small room, compile. Look over your log for anything that looks out of place (***LEAK***, ERROR:, etc.). If you see those, post here about the problem and someone will tell you how to fix it.
Add lighting, compile, test.
Make another room, and connect the two with a hallway. Compile again, look for errors, leaks, etc.

Don't use the hollow command. It's bad. It creates brushes in THE WORST possible way. Use carve sparingly, and only when you're dealing with a four sided objects. Don't touch vertex manipulation until you understand how brushes work. Don't touch displacements until you know both how they work, and how the map compiles things such as geometry and lighting.

Your first map is shit and it has no place anywhere, but that applies for everyone. Practice making small little rooms that compile without any errors at all, add entities a little bit at a time, and go from there. Diving in head first generally isn't a smart thing to do, especially when the thing your diving into is mostly solid brick.
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by pinkle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:31 pm

Thanks for the tips, Blip. :) I'll have to keep all that in mind whenever I may map again haha.
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by Django » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:38 pm

Once again Mrblip passes down his wisdom...
Let's have a drink to celebrate!
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by joe » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:48 pm

i remember why mrblip is such a valued member of the community
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by MrBlip » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:08 am

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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by NightFantom » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:41 am

my first map was a box with 2 control points xD
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by Grndslmhttr3 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:02 pm

I made a map once
NEVER AGAIN
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by Avvatar » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:26 pm

First real map I made.... co_uboat_asno. Knowing how bad carving was, I was lazy enough to take a 12 sided cylinder, and carve it with a standard rectangular prism down the middle. Then to get out of the boat I cut another hole in the floor by carving. Man that geometry was SHATTERED. Map was goofy fun though.
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Re: Can someone take care of this for me?

Post by prolix » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:34 pm

this reminds me i need to actually finish my map

i'll check this one out when i'm back from work
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