Map Battle 37 - Template

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Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby 904 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:32 pm

It's been a while since we did a template battle, so it's about time to do one again. For this template I've tried to strike a balance between something that's versatile enough to be used in many ways, but also remains recognisable in the end product. In the process I've contemplated a few different ones, but finally settled on this:

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What to do
The idea is to take this template and create a map around it. You can expand on it in all directions, make it part of a bigger structure (or not), as long as the template remains recognisable and be somewhat of a center-piece in your final entry. It has be intergrated into your entry. This also means that there's not much room for altering the shape of the template, it has to remain recognisable. More on that below.

Theme
You have complete freedom in chosing a theme or style for your entry.

Download
Download your copy of the template here.

Some technicalities
It's currently dev-textured and has some surfaces with a lightmap scale of 8 (as visible in the screenshot above), obviously it is entirely up to you to change the texturing and lighting and thus the lightmapscale on the surfaces.
I've used the gray and orange measuregeneric textures. The brushes covered in gray should not be altered or removed, the ones in orange allow for a bit of flexibility (f.i. to connect to other geometry).

I also did not func_detail anything, I leave that up to you as my choices might not fit your mapping style or direction you take with the template. Beware of this when compiling, vvis can take longer than expected with these round shapes.

I made the template in EP2, with an EP2 skybox, I've set up a player start and a light_env. These are just there so you can do a quick compile and check it out, they are not part of the template and can be removed or altered to your liking. Only the brushes are part of the template.

Deadline
Due to me going on a holiday (and I assume some of you as well), the deadline will be a month from now on Tuesday September 1st. The battle will be closed at the end of that day, at mignight GMT (or a bit later in case I'm already asleep ;) ). For the closing times around the world, check here.

Template specific rules
What's not allowed:
  • resizing/scaling of the template
  • altering or removing gray textured brushes
What's allowed:
  • rotating the template on all axis
  • duplicating it
  • altering the orange textured brushes

General Rules
  • Three screenshots max
  • You should use an official Valve Source engine game
  • Custom content is more than welcome
You can find the full rules here. If you've got any questions about the theme, the rules or the battles in general, either post in this thread or PM me (904).

Plenty of time to come up with some creative stuff, so good luck and get mapping!
Post W.I.P. shots and don't forget to mark your final screenshots.

Next battle will start right after this one.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby vcool on Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:00 pm

Great.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby AlexCrafter on Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:34 pm

Perfect for my canal map I'm working on, I think I'll be entering.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby Zipfinator on Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:58 pm

Going to enter this one for sure.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby The Doctor on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:49 pm

I can connect walkways in between them, right? Connected to the grey part between the orange parts.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby mky on Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:39 am

I call making a robotic volcano, nobody else can do that only me.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby srredfire on Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:01 am

Guys I have the greatest damn idea, I'm going to make a ROBOTIC VOLCANO.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby Mr.Mguee on Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:25 am

WOAHHH I ROBOTIC VOLCANO!!?!?! THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA!
WHERE DO YOU COME UP WITH THESE THING SRREDFIRE!?

Edit: i think i can make this into a strip club but too bad i don't know how to make custom textures or moddel :|
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:00 am

I'm in. I'm making an upside-down robotic volcano cake.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby The Doctor on Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:12 am

A decent idea just came to me. I'm going to go with it and see how far I get before I chuck it in.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby Biological-Bum on Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:26 am

Got two ideas. One's easier, but the other's better. Or maybe scrap them both and do an ICE NON-VOLCANO .
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby ThePain on Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:31 am

I've got one idea in mind, will have to see if I have time though to actually do it.
It's quite simple really. I want to be a professional level designer. I want this to be my job.
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby ixin on Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:38 am

Just had a epic idea. ;D
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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby BlekksPoncho on Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:29 pm

Damn, I'm really liking this one but I go on holiday in 4 days and then only get back on the 27th and am straight off to leeds festival until the 31st...

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Re: Map Battle 37 - Template

Postby no00dylan on Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:10 pm

WIP
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not a volcano.. more like a cavern type thing.
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