dm_skyscaper (looking for playtesting)

Discussion in 'Maps' started by Richter, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Richter

    Richter Noob

    hello this is my first post on this forum. this is also my first map. fitting, eh? here is the progress i have made after 2 days. it's called skyscraper, and it's set in a blu base/office type environment. it has several weapons and health packs scattered across the map, a 3d skybox, 2 floor and a roof, and some other stuff i can't be bothered to add. this is my first draft of the map, it may have some glitches or design flaws but since i do not host servers i cannot do a playtest session (which is why im posting it here in hopes a server will run it.)

    here is the bsp (outdated, scroll down for the newest one!)

    https://www.mediafire.com/?m45br1hbqb5d223

    and here is an imgur gallery of various parts of the map

    http://imgur.com/a/CnYDI

    Keep in mind I am planning to work on this map more. i just want to get a playtest going before i fully drop it. a map can look great but play like total garbage and i'm trying to avoid mine ending up like that.

    (note: it's actually listed as just 'skyscraper', not dm_skyscraper. i'll fix that in a later version. it should still work fine though.)

    Update!: Much work has been done since the last post earlier today (it is now 3 am in the morning). Here's a list of what I've pulled off:
    * Finally added the proper code lingo to the map's name (it's now dm_skyscraper_v1 and not just 'skyscraper')
    * Changed parts of lighting
    * Swapped out skybox texture for a more exciting one
    * General work with props, etc
    * Since in the last game i got complaints that the rocket launcher was too easily accessible and too good, I've swapped the spots of the tommy gun and the rocket launcher
    * I've also flat out replaced the rocket launcher with the RPG so if that doesn't help I don't know what will
    * Added a "hidden" butterfly knife you can pick up
    * Probably more that i'm forgetting about

    Here is the *new* download!
    https://www.mediafire.com/?86j4a7epzdt1cp2
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017
  2. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    Looks neat, I'll see about adding it to the map test rotation.
     
  3. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    It has been added.
     
  4. Richter

    Richter Noob

    Thanks!
     
  5. Richter

    Richter Noob

    New update. Changelog and new download are in the OP!
     
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  6. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    will get it updated tonight after work.
     
  7. Richter

    Richter Noob

    Alright
    Thanks dude!
     
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  8. Richter

    Richter Noob

    Final version! I frankly have gotten tired of working on this map because of how small it is. I feel limited!
    After a few sessions on the testing server, the complaints were pretty clear; the floors seem pretty disconnected and the bottom floor is rarely visited. To fix this, I've replaced the hole in the ground with a full set stair case. More stuff has been done, skybox touched up, texture displacement fixes, and probably more I've forgotten. I'm proud to present to you my first ever completed level for the source engine, DM_Skyscraper!

    Featuring:
    Soundscapes
    The RPG instead of the rocket launcher
    No powerups because I think they are pretty unfun to fight against on small maps
    A 3d skybox
    And more!

    Obligatory download link:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/pmlcv78c12a4hvy/dm_skyscraper.zip
     
  9. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    It's been updated on the community map server.
     
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