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Plse preserve the unique feel of the original.
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Quote: --- Original message by: EtchyaSketchCortanas assets are not ridiculous!
With ridiculous/unnecessary set-pieces.
Speaking of, did they ever update the Cortana model? They keep skipping those cutscenes in the streams I've seen.
boi, what a sh@#show...
I know the original Bioshock faked teleportation by having biped play a teleport animation before turning completely invisible, walking to a a desired destination as normal, then reappearing before being able to do any attacks.
Don't know if that would be easier or harder...
i c wut u did there.
..but having shared 14 links when I didn't even plan on finding that many, I just didn't feel like it was worth the hassle. Especially since my browser has a function to automatically open highlighted urls in a new tab.
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I second this.
Maps made by "big-name" creators tend to be smaller and better, with "Bigass" being the prime exception. "Garden" and "Aquarii" are small and balanced (vanilla tagset) to give a couple other examples.
After a lot of digging, I think I found just what you wanted:
This one requires Open Sauce:
I think you'd like the "Asis" series. There're so many I'll just paste the search:
Here are some other (older) candidates that only feature one ship (usually the Autumn). Maps with the Truth and Reconciliation are much harder to come by.
Hotzone has the closest thing you're looking for with just the Autumn:
Extinction's really similar but the Autumn's on the ground:
Here's one I think you'll like:
These maps are kind of like what you're looking for but they're old, mediocre, and you can't fly out of a hanger; all the vehicles spawn on top of the Autumn:
Here are some maps from the "wing" series, IMO they're better than the "space" maps:
... Actually, after some searching I found this mess:
It features the "T&R," but it's much like those maps above, not that great.
..... Just found another covie one, heh:
Administrator privileges. He doesn't have administrator privileges. There's a difference.
I would just like to quickly add that with the "old" method (used on coldsnap and some older maps" the pelican con only pick up vehicles in certain "trigger volumes" (the landing pads). In other words, it's not enough that the pelican can pick up vehicles, it can only do so in special areas designated during map creation.
But apparently that's just for the "old" method (Doesn't require external programs, though Kirby's solution seems really elegant).
Didn't get a chance to comment when I downloaded this,but it's really good!
Shame it won't be finished.
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You're trying way too hard to be funny.
And it's not working.
E: SOI I patiently await your release!Edited by Spartan314 on Apr 30, 2016 at 08:47 PM
I liked it!
.. mostly 'cause f@q Kotaku.
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4 Months! = 4 Sp mods!
um. . .
Altis pretty much hit the nail on the head.
I was going to write a constructive review, but after the first hour, this map lost any charm it could have had. I lost the energy I had saved for writing this review on just trying to complete the map. It's a waste of time.
- The dropship animations in the beginning are pretty buggy. That bit's tolerable. The worst part is the awkward first-person view you have to endure that forces you to look up when you could be watching the battle unfolding.
- Gameplay-wise the initial assault's alright, most allies don't survive, but that's probably intentional. Once the battle's over your surviving allies don't follow you. Why? What's the point of this mission again? At no point were there Nav points or mission objectives to give me an inkling of what I was supposed to be doing.
- Stalker forms are pretty cool. Not perfect, but they're well animated, and well balanced. I like how they can walk on walls, an underutilized feature. If you get close while they're sideways however, the "hold x to flip vehicle" message appears. Textures are a bit bland. It's also worth noting that at this point you've revealed most of your enemy types. Thus, you've fallen into a mistake most amateur map-makers make: poor pacing.
- Next two encounter's are alright, but none of the enemies drop ammo so you have to conserve until the third encounter. That's not so bad.
- Third encounter on the "bridge" is pretty cool, but I got surprised by the rocket flood. That wasn't so bad, kind of funny actually, but then it placed me back at the start of the level. That's rookie mistake #2, not enough checkpoints. This is HUGE.
- So I had to do the beginning part all over again which was doubly frustrating because the simple "hoard-gameplay" is just too simple to be fun the second time. Not to mention, the huge distances not meant to be traveled by foot start to show. So I got impatient and after a couple goes I turned on deathless so I could get through the level. I don't like to do that and maybe it was hasty, but I think the next part validated my choice.
- You cross the bridge and come to a fork. To the left lies a butte surrounded by infection forms, "flyers" (NOW all the units have been revealed and there are no more surprises), and transport(?) forms. To the Right are a few flyers and a tank. Naturally I ran for the tank if for no other reason than this level has desperately needed a vehicle from the start. Maybe in my deathless-ness I missed something because this was not survivable otherwise.
- The massive swarm of flyers flocked my way and they're unavoidable. From their vantage point there's no way to avoid their fire. There's no overhead cover in this desert and there shots are too fast to dodge. Inversely, their tiny flying bodies are very difficult to hit, even with the tank's LAAG turret. Maybe I was supposed to backpedal to the massive pile of pistols on the "bridge" and get them at range. However, 1) backpedaling is bad 2) it's especially bad given these distances 3) again, this problem could be ameliorated with proper checkpoints.
- Like Altis said, the "transport" forms are good enough as melee enemies and really shouldn't shoot at all. A single one can kill you in a couple seconds, not to mention the packs of them you fight later.
- After that was a long tank run which was kind of fun, but the enemies felt repetitive and the "deathless" took away some of the rush. I had lighting issues in the caves but maybe that's just me. It's particularly a problem when rocket flood you can't even see get the jump on you.
- Ran in to some flyers in a clearing, not even worth fighting.
- Ran into a pack of "transports," tank vs. transports was a fun fight... until their ability to shoot ruined it.
- Getting forced out of the tank was necessary, but as Altis pointed out, could have been done better.
- Fighting in the tunnel was kind of cool but a slog. An encounter with just stalkers jumping from the walls/climbing all over the place would have been cool. At the end of that tunnel you have to fight a single transport form on foot. It would have made for a cool "boss fight" but that's sullied by the stress of having to fight like 15 other units simultaneously.
- After that it was just more productive to run instead of kill enemies, so if there were any "kill all enemies to progress" triggers (usually a bad idea) I missed them.
- Being on foot for the entire rest of the level made it painfully obvious how big this map was. I actually rather liked the BSP and thought it could make for a great vehicle level, against other vehicles, piloted by covenant, not flood, not on foot.
- Hugging the cliff to my left I was able to scale it a little to try and avoid any flood chasing me. Unless this was planned for, it probably made me skip some triggers such that nothing else spawned for the rest of the level.
- Got to the penultimate section with the structure from death island and a tunnel. Both were empty as was the gorge between them. Again, this could have been "my fault."
- Finally, I quietly walked the entire length of the tunnel for a couple minutes where I came to a dead end with no indication that the level was over or assurance that I had even done it right. whoo hoo.
- original bsp
- transport forms when they can't shoot you
- somewhat thought-out encounters
- triggers seem to work most of the time
- tank's usually fun no matter what?
- Distances/lack of vehicles on what would be a good vehicle map
- Poor lighting (some parts), bland textures
- Weapon diversity
- Enemy diversity
- Objectives/sense of orientation
- Placement of weapons & healthpacks
- Poorly defined map limits
- More checkpoints
- Outlined Objectives
- More allies/ allies that follow you
- More vehicles. These would look great in a flood map: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=6010
All-in-all it just wasn't fun, it was a chore to complete. 3/10 (I've seen worse)
... There's the detailed play-by-play of my experience. I started writing this post 12 hours ago but simply didn't have the time to finish it then. Happy now?
It's still garbage.
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Why should anyone on this forum give you the respect to download this, when you have already spammed it in other people's own threads trying to showcase their work?
I downloaded it anyway. And played it to the "end" (took 2 hours). It's garbage.
cooel thread bro
...but actually this looks pretty good. My main concern is that your firefights tend to have bland-looking environments. Would it be possible to up the complexity of the BSP/scenery? I think I saw you planning something like that in a picture on the previous page.
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Initially I thought the title for this topic read: butthole art.
wait.... it doesn't?!
At first I was like: "Oh look another off-topic troll thread"
But then I was like: "This is..... unfortunately relevant."
Wow, that's amazing!
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Well at least the background Isn't black.
Heh, that's racist.
They prefer to be called "backgrounds of color."
-obligatory comment about Gaigher maps=
I've always wanted to see a map centered around decent water/underwater mechanics, but that's pretty hard to pull off.
Catching these streams is virtually impossible for people with lives.
oh well :'(