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sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 08:48 AM    Msg. 1 of 41       
Update: Neophobia_beta5 released
Download

I also uploaded the 3dsmax files and tags here in case anyone wants to make a mod: neo5_src.zip

After playing beta4 once a week for 3 month here comes beta5, which is just a maintenance release, basicly just fixing all the gameplay issues.













beta 4:







beta 3:
In essence Neophobia_beta3 is about the triumph of spring over the cold dark winter night.
While on blue side it's still cold and icy because most of the land lies in the shadows of the mountains...



... on red side the first sun rays are melting the snow and flowers begin to blossom.



Can you spot the jajaja in this picture?



Awww you should have waited a little longer before trying the jump. Statistically speaking you will die alot on this map.



Last thoughts: "Oh an overshield, I'll just jump over the hole and take it, what could happen anyway..."



Look how happy this sniper is on that bridge with almost no cover ... spoiler alert: He'll die soon.



Textures are place holders for now, first I need to get the basic geometry, level design and gameplay in order before I'm going to spend time on textures.

This is my first map that I plan to release some day, I've been working on it since 2012 and I'm very bad at the whole thing obviously, therefore most of the things are just ripped out of stock maps.

The biggest inspirations were the maps Cliffhanger, I just love the verticality, Fissure Falls, that constant momentum is just great, and Sidewinder because of the almost instant action after you spawn both tops and tuns.

I would really love for someone to check it out and give suggestions on how to make the map better.

And a video of beta2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbMNCTXywpo

Your feedback is appreciated.

Credits:
Flowers are taken from Project Lumoria, Sky in parts from Cliffhanger and the colored tps are made by Arteen.
Rest probably made either by Gearbox or Bungie ;)
Edited by sanni on Feb 5, 2017 at 04:56 PM


Lateksi
Joined: Jan 1, 2010


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 09:12 AM    Msg. 2 of 41       
Great map for CTF guys :)


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 09:21 AM    Msg. 3 of 41       
Looks fantastic, awesome work!


tanju77
Joined: Mar 12, 2016

Doing moderator's job


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 10:28 AM    Msg. 4 of 41       
Feel awesome, visuals are just great, gameplay fairly nice and competitive, really fun to play. Keep it up!! Hope more maps from you:)


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 12:13 PM    Msg. 5 of 41       
sanni <3


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

tinyurl.com/halochatserver


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 12:49 PM    Msg. 6 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
In essence Copypastaphobia is about the triumph of spring over the cold dark winter night.
While on blue side it's still cold and icy because most of the land lies in the shadows of the mountains...


'Tis the season. But when did you start developing this?


Alex21788
Joined: Mar 5, 2015

Operation Spearhead Project Lead.


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 02:33 PM    Msg. 7 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni

Direct Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/juem66riza618ei/neophobia_beta3.zip?dl=0

In essence Copypastaphobia is about the triumph of spring over the cold dark winter night.
While on blue side it's still cold and icy because most of the land lies in the shadows of the mountains...

http://i.imgur.com/m5YSvk8.jpg

... on red side the first sun rays are melting the snow and flowers begin to blossom.

http://imgur.com/yxPg8vO.jpg

Can you spot the jajaja in this picture?

http://i.imgur.com/1F41ExB.jpg

Awww you should have waited a little longer before trying the jump. Statistically speaking you will die alot on this map.

http://i.imgur.com/whwCnY9.jpg

Last thoughts: "Oh an overshield, I'll just jump over the hole and take it, what could happen anyway..."

http://i.imgur.com/kIHXPZF.jpg

Look how happy this sniper is on that bridge with almost no cover ... spoiler alert: He'll die soon.

http://i.imgur.com/dOcTQTu.jpg

Textures are place holders for now, first I need to get the basic geometry, level design and gameplay in order before I'm going to spend time on textures.

This is my first map that I plan to release some day, I've been working on it since 2012 and I'm very bad at the whole thing obviously, therefore most of the things are just ripped out of stock maps.

The biggest inspirations were the maps Cliffhanger, I just love the verticality, and Sidewinder because of the almost instant action after you spawn both tops and tuns.

I would really love for someone to check it out and give suggestions on how to make the map better.

Here is the 3ds Max 2016 file in case anyone wants to have a closer look at the things I messed up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0037ah60aawsxxw/neophobia_beta3_3dsmax.7z?dl=0

I'm doing the lightmaps like this: tool lightmaps levels\test\neophobia\neophobia_beta3 neophobia 1 0.000001
Though I'm not really happy with the extreme reflectiveness of the surfaces. Looks like everything was freshly waxed and not eons old. But hey if the Forerunners like to wax their buildings who am I to judge.

And if anyone cares enough here are the older versions:
beta1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e18028kuanmxb5z/neophobia_beta.7z?dl=0
beta 1.5: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0smxiho1tcxx8dk/novasphobia_beta.zip?dl=0
beta2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l6eny7qs76th2dh/neophobia_beta2.zip?dl=0

And a video of beta2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbMNCTXywpo

Your feedback is appreciated.

Credits:
Sky and flowers are taken from Project Lumoria
Rest probably made either by Gearbox or Bungie ;)

Edited by sanni on Apr 2, 2016 at 09:26 AM




Your map looks amazing!!!!! If you want the lighting to look better, run the command inside sapien instead of tool. Of the top of my head I think it goes like this. Hit ` key and type radiosity_quality 1 and then type radioity_start


EtchyaSketch
Joined: Apr 11, 2014

S P I N


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 04:03 PM    Msg. 8 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
In essence Copypastaphobia is about the triumph of spring over the cold dark winter night.
While on blue side it's still cold and icy because most of the land lies in the shadows of the mountains...


'Tis the season. But when did you start developing this?


Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
This is my first map that I plan to release some day, I've been working on it since 2012 and I'm very bad at the whole thing obviously, therefore most of the things are just ripped out of stock maps.


If only you could read Sparky.


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 04:17 PM    Msg. 9 of 41       
Yeah, actually this map had a pretty sad start, beta1 was build in 2012 but first played only in 2015. Basicly a 3 year break inbetween.

But it has potential, at least beta2 was very playable, I hope I didn't harm the overall balance with beta3 too much.

It's so easy to completely wreck the gameplay even by little changes, I wonder how many hours Bungie play tested the stock maps. Would love to see some earlier version of those just for fun.

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions so far. :)


PRPatxi
Joined: Oct 30, 2010

Dennis ban me, please,


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 04:32 PM    Msg. 10 of 41       
Try adding SPV3 or Bigass tags!


t3h m00kz
-banned for profanity-
Joined: Jul 11, 2012

I know what you did


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 04:53 PM    Msg. 11 of 41       
stock tags are perfectly fine


DaLode
Joined: Oct 4, 2014

Ho ho hooooly doodle!


Posted: Apr 2, 2016 05:27 PM    Msg. 12 of 41       
Great to see some new decent maps!


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

tinyurl.com/halochatserver


Posted: Apr 3, 2016 11:53 AM    Msg. 13 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
I wonder how many hours Bungie play tested the stock maps.


Everyone here is considered a "play tester"; official releases are few, since the community is relied upon to help polish.


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Apr 3, 2016 05:08 PM    Msg. 14 of 41       
One thing that definitely needs to be added is a teleporter from low to the top again, so when you're on foot low you don't have to walk forever up hill ...



lolslayer
Joined: Mar 21, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMHbAKvPJkU


Posted: Apr 4, 2016 04:38 AM    Msg. 15 of 41       
Nice project lumoria skydome ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

But now in all seriousness, nice map man :)


ziko
Joined: Feb 26, 2011

Raw!


Posted: Apr 4, 2016 05:10 AM    Msg. 16 of 41       
Wow that is impressive!

To me, The luscious, green open world is what really makes Halo a stand out among others.


lolslayer
Joined: Mar 21, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMHbAKvPJkU


Posted: Apr 4, 2016 06:24 AM    Msg. 17 of 41       
It's still a mystery why there is snow on the mountain even if there is no shadow on it...


StormUndBlackbird
Joined: Oct 27, 2011

https://youtube.com/StormUndBlackbird


Posted: Apr 4, 2016 09:08 AM    Msg. 18 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: lolslayer
It's still a mystery why there is snow on the mountain even if there is no shadow on it...

Just think of it as if you're on the border between Russia and Poland.


lolslayer
Joined: Mar 21, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMHbAKvPJkU


Posted: Apr 4, 2016 01:01 PM    Msg. 19 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: StormUndBlackbird
Quote: --- Original message by: lolslayer
It's still a mystery why there is snow on the mountain even if there is no shadow on it...

Just think of it as if you're on the border between Russia and Poland.


"While on blue side it's still cold and icy because most of the land lies in the shadows of the mountains..."

Using this logic, this would be impossible


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

tinyurl.com/halochatserver


Posted: Apr 4, 2016 05:41 PM    Msg. 20 of 41       
Snow and grass example photo textures from my bitmaps and sounds collection:















LEAVES, by comparison:



Look at this video to see how you could apply thinning snow areas to a grass and/or snow base:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjlRrcXyOE
Edited by sparky on Apr 4, 2016 at 05:45 PM


stunt_man
Joined: Sep 22, 2009

GMYF - Now hosting proper MLG gametypes!


Posted: Apr 6, 2016 09:10 AM    Msg. 21 of 41       
Good use of (mostly) stock assets. I love seeing maps using the original assets, especially when the maker tries to adhere (deliberately or not) to the original art direction.

I'll give it a whirl sometime soon and give more detailed feedback.


stunt_man
Joined: Sep 22, 2009

GMYF - Now hosting proper MLG gametypes!


Posted: Apr 6, 2016 09:52 AM    Msg. 22 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni


http://i.imgur.com/whwCnY9.jpg

Last thoughts: "Oh an overshield, I'll just jump over the hole and take it, what could happen anyway..."


I would avoid the use of that death flare thing. It doesn't sync and players will be dying for seemingly no reason while jumping over that.


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Apr 15, 2016 11:34 AM    Msg. 23 of 41       
I love environmental hazards, even better if there unforeseeable and random. xD
That is as long as the beam emitter doesn't create any lag, in that case I will remove it.

In other news: Neophobia_beta3 is now available on HAC2, I hope it will also be available on halomaps soon.


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Apr 15, 2016 12:52 PM    Msg. 24 of 41       
Cool, I'll try to host this map on my bigass server sometimes.


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Aug 12, 2016 04:06 PM    Msg. 25 of 41       
Sneak peek:


I hope you like pink

Edited by sanni on Aug 13, 2016 at 09:11 AM


Super Flanker
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

The length of your life depends on my aim.


Posted: Aug 13, 2016 05:13 AM    Msg. 26 of 41       
Pink hornets, yeah.

Pink smg, hell yeah.

PINK SKY?!!111, F'K Ye!


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Aug 13, 2016 06:34 AM    Msg. 27 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
I hope you like pink

YES YES YES


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Aug 13, 2016 07:36 AM    Msg. 28 of 41       
I just uploaded beta4 to halomaps.org, so expect a release in the next 6-12 months.

It's also on HAC2 if you prefer to get it today :3
Edited by sanni on Aug 29, 2016 at 03:29 AM


mihirgates
Joined: Sep 6, 2014

https://youtube.com/mihirgates


Posted: Aug 13, 2016 07:53 AM    Msg. 29 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
I just uploaded beta4 to halomaps.org, so expect a release in the next 6-12 months.

It's also on HAC2 if you prefer to get it today :3

http://cache.www.gametracker.com/server_info/108.61.98.46:2302/b_560_95_1.png

Post link here plz e.e


Alex
Joined: Apr 22, 2016

I'll be back.


Posted: Aug 13, 2016 07:57 AM    Msg. 30 of 41       
Quote: --- Original message by: sanni
I just uploaded beta4 to halomaps.org, so expect a release in the next 6-12 years.



FTFY


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Aug 13, 2016 11:47 AM    Msg. 31 of 41       
Some CTF routes and their times:


The two fastest routes are with a hog, all the on foot routes take pretty much the same time and are about 10 seconds slower compared to the hog routes.
Ofc you can also combine the routes with each other.

So no matter in which direction you go you should have an enemy encounter after about 15 seconds.

The biggest change compared to beta3 are the added teleporters, 6 in total which should speed up the gameplay on the map quite a bit. I took the inspiration from the teleporter in Ratrace that allows you to jump from one end of the map to the other.

Some of the routes now also have added detail such as small height differences to make the map more interesting and also to separate the on foot routes from the hog routes.

All in all the map now seems like a combination of Cliffhanger, Ratrace and Putput.


Super Flanker
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

The length of your life depends on my aim.


Posted: Aug 14, 2016 05:29 AM    Msg. 32 of 41       
AWWWWW SPOILER ALERT!


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Aug 14, 2016 06:06 AM    Msg. 33 of 41       
There's something wrong with the server, after playing for a few minutes everyone gets 'game has closed down' and server restarts.


sanni
Joined: Aug 11, 2011

cake <3


Posted: Aug 15, 2016 05:43 AM    Msg. 34 of 41       
Some moving images:


Edited by sanni on Aug 29, 2016 at 01:10 PM


TG Bun
Joined: Nov 9, 2016


Posted: Nov 9, 2016 04:37 AM    Msg. 35 of 41       
Great map sanni, its a joy to play

 
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