someone said mappers need models

Discussion in 'Mapping' started by cahemdue, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Did you get chance to play the mod yet?
     
  2. Smithy

    Smithy Developer Staff Member Administrator

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    You need to get into the habit of saving your images as png or jpg, gif adds a lot of noise to your images. Just a small suggestion.
     
  3. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    png png png png png png png png
     
  4. cahemdue

    cahemdue Member

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    I downloaded the mod and patch last night, will play tonight before I go to bed.

    Thanks for the format tip.
     
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    Game needs more barrels, and more boxes tanks can crash into :p

    I'm actually quite surprised at the lack of moveable props in the game now I think about it - aren't some of them default in the sdk :confused:
     
  7. Metal Smith

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    again, those are detail sprites :/
     
  8. LordDz

    LordDz Capitan Rainbow Flowers

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    The default hl2 models are in Emp, I just think that mappers are afraid of lagging the servers.
     
  9. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    Cookie
     
  10. OMEN

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    i have posted some pictures, my intention was that they will be used like so:

    a mapper, modeler, artist looks at the scene and then recreates a scene in hammer featuring details in the photos - paying attention to make the environment familiar and engaging.

    empires as it is now, it feels, plays and looks like a GAME - as in there are so very few environments that we can see in empires and believe that COULD be a real place.

    we need litter, rubbish, at least 12 different types of lamp posts, bollards and kerbs. texture-ing wise we need about 20+ street tile patterns. you will have about 7 different street tile patterns in 500M squared area in the real world.

    i am not suggesting we recreate photo realistic environments - I AM SUGGESTING that we create believable environments.
     
  11. cahemdue

    cahemdue Member

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    bollards and kerbs

    those are boulevards and curbs I assume? Uk stuff gets lost in translation lol.

    After some more barrier crap I'll work on some road signs and lamp posts.

    Yeah I played for 3 hours last night. That game is brokeh! So many things piss me off I'm never playing again...

    • sniping enemies from 1 mile away on my turret with their rockets/mortars. they're like 2 pixels high on my 1600x1200 screen
    • map design is just wonky as heck, some maps are the opposite of realistic
    • crazy repetition of props or just no objects in a long space [I played 3 maps in rotation]
    • no newbie server [there were 2 online when I went last night]

    Ain't the worst mod I played but I fully understand why you guys need new models in there. 20 more things like vegetation, architecture [yeah the buildings are super bad, i see that now], city prop things, you guy would be set up a lot better in this mod.

    I got a flame thrower I'm redoing for a Fallout3 guy and then I'll fix my texture stretching issue and make some more stuff.
     
  12. OMEN

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  13. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Don't ever snipe in Empires. Ever.
     
  14. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    There used to be a learning server around, but it's gone for some reason I don't know. (Ask around, maybe you'll get an answer)

    If only...
     
  15. OMEN

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    scout rifle should be renamed and remodeled - so it doesnt attract as many noobs.

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  16. LordDz

    LordDz Capitan Rainbow Flowers

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    Emp takes time to learn, but by the time you learn that you really count in the game and start playing with your teammates, it's awesome. :)
     
  17. Smithy

    Smithy Developer Staff Member Administrator

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    He played emp_rage, emp_octogons and something else. I can understand your first impression of empires maps, they aren't all gimmicky but unfortunately the gimmick maps tend to get voted a lot more often than some of the realistic maps.
     
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    -_-''

    Octagons was just something shandy did cause he was bored isn't it?
     
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    Dubee Grapehead

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    That says it all.. I knew shit like this would and has been happening. The great maps are never played, only stacked or spec'd.. fucking sad.
     
  20. cahemdue

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    I certainly don't have to like the games I make models for but it would be nice. Anyways I gave it a shot and that's good enough for me. Personally Empires needs so much improvement it's a wonder to me it wasn't just abandoned because it needs so much work.
     

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