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PH8DM2 Storage Facility 1031
http://www.phait-accompli.com/q/maps.php

Once notorious for housing some of the deepest military secrets from weapons to data, SF-1031 has long since been abandoned. Though some of it's arrays of electrical networks and other technologies are corroding away, it has been cleaned out and modified to serve as another deathmatch arena.

Inspired by Tyrann's "Aggressor" & Biff's "Daedalus Revisited".

Much thanks to blackpope, blitz, kell, shambler, vondur, zwiffle* for testing, suggestions, advice and all that. Also thanks to those for feedback in screenshots thread and general encouragement.

* Yes Zwiff, even for your harshness ;)
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OMG Teh Crate. 
I actually didn't notice it was slanted in TWO directions!!

BEST MAP EVAR!!11!!!1 
Stuffs 
Kell: I mean really, how long did you spend on the texture alignment? Now I know why you profess to be a perfectionist ;)
Heheh... most little things I really texed/aligned out but I admit to a few little spots not being 'perfect'. I knew I could get too carried away with looks over layout. This time I cared more about layout although there seems to be problems noted.

Gibbie: - Lighting. Spend more time on it, this looks like a 30 mins job. And DONT use minlight, use delay 3 lights if you want to give areas a minlight value (this creates interesting shadows as well!).
If minlight is also 'ambient light', I think this was set at 55. I know its better to have some ambient light rather than pitch black areas all over, but then you need to balance flat-lit areas.

- Visblockers. To decreare r_speeds and to improve design (it feels weird not to have some sort of hallway between two big areas).
I knew this was a problem once I nearly finished, but couldn't think of any decent ways to implement some changes. I bet down the road some good ideas will pop in my head. If anything I know what to be more careful about next time.

- Layout wise it is interesting, but sometimes flow is bad (quite a few dead ends).
This could also be due to the 2 rooms I removed, but they were kinda taking up dead air... I couldn't think much of anything interesting to do with them, and it made the entire layout seem bigger as it is.

The Silent: ...I'm not much of a DM player, but I like to test the maps in DMSP... when I tried to unzip the map to the appropriate folder, I found another map with the same name
I'm not surprised, this might be one of those OLD maps I had from before I joined the community over 2 years ago. But I encourage you to overwite it and delete anything above ph8dm2!

Zwiffle: 1) The upper area rocket launcher is horribly designed. It is incredibly easy to camp. You only have one way up there, and one one-way teleport into the area at the top of the stairs (the other way into the area being the stairs themselves.)
I completely forgot about doing 2-way teleport designs, I had this idea as I got into the rough layout.

Panzer: That has to be the cleanest looking Quake map I have ever seen. Great work!
I tried. :)

Thanks for all the replies especially the ones noting new problems. I'll see what I can do and have an update. Also sorry if it looks like I overlooked more than 1 reply, I haven't but couldn't think of anything to reply with just yet.

I have definitely learned alot though. 
Lighting 
I know its better to have some ambient light rather than pitch black areas all over...

That's quite subjective, really. could.bsp has no minlight and there are black areas all over. I quite liked the high-contrast effect.

And then rpgsp1 has a faint minlight, but I placed low-intensity lights everywhere. This achieved a brighter effect, but it still allowed for darker areas that were away from sourced lights. 
Walkway Side-lights 
Would contribute to lighting all over to some degrees, they're pretty bright. But then there aren't walkways everywhere either. 
HI 
More about light: download ritual by tyrann and take a look at how it is lit. It is one of the best lit maps i know. Look at how he uses 'wait' and 'delay' keys for quicker light fade for spotlights which creates much more dramatic lighting. If you use 'wait' and 'delay' and no minlight (use a couple of delay 3 lights instead of minlight!) there will be much more variation in light intensity thoughout the map and it will look a lot better :)

Also: 2 health packs are in the void... 
 
2. using a shootable button texture on anything other than a shootable button
agreed! I was expecting shooting them both to have that sideways door open to reveal a pent or ring or something.

Pretty cool little map. I like the layout and seems like it has a good roomy size for some fun battles. Random thoughts:
- weird erotic func_train things. o_0
- i didnt run around very long but i didn't notice if there were any ambient sounds.
- odd choice of texturing in places, esp floor textures. You did have the idbase mega-wad file that I among others use for base maps, right?
- not alot of variety in the details: computer panel things look pretty samey... and what? no half-sized crates? The panel off of the wall was cool though.
- clipping on some of the stairs is weird, with the railings. should be illusionary imo or just clip the whole thing into a slope.

Good map, keep at it. 
Heh 
I mean really, how long did you spend on the texture alignment? Now I know why you profess to be a perfectionist ;)

You know, you can use hammer (3+ i think) and use the rotational-texture lock and compile using riot's compiler (maybe aguire's supports this now?) and it will keep the texture as it appears in editor so you dont have to align them for hours? Not sure if this is what phait did, but its cool nonetheless. 
Nice. 
Reminds me of one of Q-Fraggel's Q3 maps. Good job, you =-D 
JPLambert... 
...the shambler is serious. For instance, the only misaligned texture in Zerstorer is a cratetop texture in the bunker.

I invariably put one miss aligned cratetop texture somewhere in my levels. 
Good Stuff 
I like it, I notice you made the jump the the rocket packs easier :) 
More Stuff 
Gib:
I like it, I notice you made the jump the the rocket packs easier :)

Yeah, and I still can't believe you could strafe jump to it before I improved it!

Biff:
Reminds me of one of Q-Fraggel's Q3 maps. Good job, you =-D

Which one? And thanks for your inspiration Biff.

NotoriousRay:
- i didnt run around very long but i didn't notice if there were any ambient sounds.

Yep, at the computer panels and maybe at the teles, don't remember.

- odd choice of texturing in places, esp floor textures. You did have the idbase mega-wad file that I among others use for base maps, right?
If by odd you mean that I didn't use a tile for the main floor texes, this is because though I originally did, my trim ideas didn't work as well with the 64x64 base tiles, they'd be off y 8 units. I could've shifted them but then certain other areas would be off, and bleh.I already had a chunk of layout done at that point that would've been massive to re-arrange just for some proper tileage. Also, I wanted to do something a bit different anyway. I don't have this wad you're talking of, I prefer working with Quake's original texes, unmodified - except for the skies, id didn't provide enough.

- clipping on some of the stairs is weird, with the railings. should be illusionary imo or just clip the whole thing into a slope.
The stairs are less jittery due to a suggestion by Vondur to add 8-unit height clips to every step. Are you getting snagged on the siderails?

Gibbie:
If you use 'wait' and 'delay' and no minlight (use a couple of delay 3 lights instead of minlight!) there will be much more variation in light intensity thoughout the map and it will look a lot better :)

I'll look into these, I just was never familiar with them. Yes the light tools I use support these futures (go AguiRre! or however the hell you spell your damn name) 
Distrans 
Is it a cool way to check if people really take care to the design, etc... ? 
MEH. 
You should have kept that jump harder and put an MH there. I could do it w/out strafing. 
Textures 
I love the texturing - very clean and well trimmed. Would love to play this online sometime. 
 
Shambler:
You should have kept that jump harder and put an MH there. I could do it w/out strafing.


MH near a Quad = not so good.

Mikko:
I love the texturing - very clean and well trimmed. Would love to play this online sometime.


I'm up for it, long as my ping isn't shoddy. 
Phait Map 
i had a look around the map. it's very nice and well built. didn't notice any furthur problems than those mentioned, and i can't comment on gameplay.

for minlight though, i think values of less than 25 or 30 are good because the promote better lighting in that the minlight isn't so bright that it can be left alone.
ideally, minlight 10 is the best because it will take care of any spots you miss, but mean you'll need to take care of most of it yourself which is good. (unless you hate lighting) 
Post 20. 
That's quite subjective, really. could.bsp has no minlight and there are black areas all over. I quite liked the high-contrast effect.

RPG - l liked this too.

experimentation is a good thing. :) 
Great Work Phait Mate 
You have shown great improvement and promise.
I wish you would come back to #tf, I promise I wont ban you again. It was very childish of me to do it in the first place. I hope you understand, I can't help it, I am a cocksucking asshole. Anyone who has known me for more than 10 seconds would be able to vouch for that fact. I am very insecure and in need of attention, I need to try an show my superiority, to try feel good about myself.

You should have seen me a couple of years ago, I am not sure whether it was at the start of 'QMap', or the start of 'Func_Msgboard', I think it was QMap. The idea was that they were going to run the board without any moderators, but I pleaded and begged that they have moderators, and that I myself be one, I was practically on my knees, in tears begging to be made a moderator. It was pathetic, as anyone who remembers the time would know, I needed that power to show I was better than the rest. And not so long ago, when I lost control of #tf, man I was pissed, but I stuck it out, and I got that sucker back, once again I have the power. I look forward to the future when I can have my own message board, complete control, oh yeah, I will be like God. It doesn't matter that none will visit the board, at least I will have full power.

Anywho, great job on the map buddy, and please come back to #tf 
From The Screens 
texturing looks very well done. Lighting looks a little flat though. 
#35 
Whoever the fuck you are, STFU and fuck off. You fool NO-ONE and it's pathetic.

I hope Scampie bans you from func_ now, because unlike phait you'd deserve it for being a waste of space who's just trying to stir shit. 
Phait 
I played the map yesterday nights with bots.. and yes, this is a cool map, well designed, with intersting architecture layout, a good texture used... Even if all is not as perfect as some pros would expect here, for sure you did a great work... Thanks for this.. 
 
sham: but it all true :)
I dunno, but general tf opinion is that it IS scamp 
Haha 
Shambler, honestly I thought #35 was you at first. :) 
#35 
That is completely and totally lol. I, too, thought it was Shambler.

P.S. there aren't enough misspellings for it to be scampie. 
 
http://www.celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=12796&start=35

man, this IP has a history of being a jackass starting at post# 35. 
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