The author states in his read-me that this map was really a stomping ground for him to practice some techniques. That much is very apparent. However that's not to say it's bad. I did manage to kind of fall off the map at one point, though... So in light of this note in his read-me I tried to take screenshots that would help you guys help him so get out your "helpful community" caps and be the sporting reviewers I know you can be!
So apparently he was trying to do some terrain here by hand. Now I'll admit I'm a modeller and not a mapper, so when I see this I think "ooh, he didn't use smoothing groups!" I don't know what the mapper's equivalent is, but that's kind of the feel you get. The edges are very hard here. There's some breakable glass in and around the couple of buildings in the map, one of which is a bit difficult to get in/out of. The walls around the edge could also probably stand to be a bit higher. I was in a weird mood so I thought I'd jump up around the edge and walk around the perimeter of the entire map - that's when I fell off. The side of the map seems clipped, though, so I kind of got stuck between a rock and an invisible wall. There also seemed to be a hole of sorts in one corner - I tried to take a screenshot of it. And of course the giant stone opening leading to nowhere was quite amusing.
I think this map will give other mappers plenty to work with in terms of suggestions and help; remember, guys: support each other.
New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: No Bot Support: Yes
Title: Desert Outpost Author: Eiji Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Credits: I thank Jedi_Goon for making the levelshot, for quite frankly I was to lazy. I also thank him for some concept designs, and thoughts on the map through various stages it went through. Installation Instructions: You’ve gotta be kidding me… right? Put desert.pk3 in the base directory. Description: A small (quite small) FFA/Team FFA map, set in a desert outpost. The map is very simply done, I admit, but it was a test for making the ground (by hand) and the rocks (by hand). So yeah… basically a test for new concepts… Comments: Look for Streets to be coming out soon (few days to a month). Just ask if you want to do anything with this map. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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