Map Spotlight: emp_duststorm

Discussion in 'Mapping' started by [lodw]keef, May 27, 2009.

  1. blizzerd

    blizzerd Member

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    i have done the same yet you do not seem to accept my invitation to steam :( also i have had the pm but i have had to guess your steamname :(:(

    my steamname is Blizzerd and my steam user account is bart_bols@hotmail.com

    its not my email any more so don't send me mails

    edit: i have gtten your invite and accepted you
     
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  2. [lodw]keef

    [lodw]keef Hobbit

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    well It seems Blizzerd wont be able to work on any ruins for a little bit so I've been toying around with it a lil bit.

    Heres some screen, I know there are some bizzare shadow issuses and I know what makes them I simply wanted to compile it quickly and take some screens for you guys before I hit the sack.

    I talked to blizzerd and he suggested trying to lost coast monastery texture for ruins, so heres a run of it. I've also added a few ruined platforms around to create height variation for more interesting infantry combat, I kept the platforms away from anywhere that would really interfere with current build locations.

    this isnt final here obviously, rough draftish to get a feel for it. And without further ado.....

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  3. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    What happened to blizzards fancy ruins?
     
  4. blizzerd

    blizzerd Member

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    nothing
     
  5. Sandbag

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    I can't decide which ruins I like more. I think I only like keefs because they're nearer to the current ruins, blizzards look better. I have this feeling (from just being used to the old ones) that they're out of place, but i'm sure i'd get used to them.
     
  6. blizzerd

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    mine where just a doodle of what is possible on a graphic level, please do not assume it is a final product :(
     
  7. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    The ruin on the pics looks like it took part in the as less brushes as possible contest
     
  8. Jessiah

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    If you use Lost Coast textures, Empires needs to mount the content, or you need to (illegally) include the textures with the mod.
     
  9. John Shandy`

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    Nah, they shouldn't need to be included in Empires' content. An alpha version of Tropic Vendetta had a bunch of rock models from Lost Coast, and we didn't have to include them in the .res or pakrat them, and everyone who played it had them. They were later replaced with our current rocks though, as it turns out their collision models only work in single-player, so you could drive/walk/build inside of them.
     
  10. Jessiah

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    So either that content isn't included with only LC anymore, or people without LC installed didn't complain. I don't believe I have LC installed, and I could see it all fine, so maybe that stuff is now with HL2 or one of the Episodes.
     
  11. Omneh

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    All of the lostcoast content is included in SDK base I think.
     
  12. [lodw]keef

    [lodw]keef Hobbit

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    omni is correct, it is all included in the SDK, just like you can use HL2 textures without HL2 installed you can USE lostcoast without it installed.

    remember these ruins pics arent final, I made them mostly to see how the rubble height variations would work out. I would really like to see some pillars like blizzerds pic in there though.
     
  13. PreDominance

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    Maybe you could get rid of one or two entrances.
     
  14. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    Dont get me wrong I like all the custom textures you use on duststorm
    but atm those textures have almost (at least on the pictures) the same color.
    Maybee a little bit more constrast, like making the ruins and rock texture a bit
    darker?
     
  15. blizzerd

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    i chose lost cost because it doesnt need to be added in, new textures can be added but lost coast is very nice and already in it
     
  16. Sandbag

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    So what's stopping blizzerd's ruins getting in this map?
     
  17. [lodw]keef

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    hes busy atm, I was just putting in ideas of my own I've allready discussed with him, aka the 'balconies' or raised platforms to add variation to the combat.
     
  18. PreDominance

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    Add a small tower in the middle, and make some broken staircases leading up to it.
     
  19. blizzerd

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    there is a chance i will be less busy after the weekend coming next
     
  20. [lodw]keef

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