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Thank you! 
Pro-tips on lighting your maps when using delay and bounce is out of the question? 
use small, dim lights to fill in shadows cast by bright primary lights. This helps fake the natural bounce that light has. Check out my map sources, none of them use "bounce" and i don't think i use "delay" for anything (but i do use "wait" sometimes, not sure if that is off the table too.) 
also... lights on plane with a surface won't light that surface. So you can do this:

- With a recessed light fixture, place a light in the hollow cubby but co-planar with the larger wall surface. This fills the inside of the cubby but not the surrounding wall.

- Then place a dimmer light out in front of the wall a small amount, to give some light on the wall around the cubby.

- Or, if there is a perpendicular surface, like a floor, place a light on the floor plane, so that you can simulate light bouncing back up onto the wall. It won't light the floor.

- if a spotlight is shining down onto the floor, place a dim light just above the floor to create bounce light on the surrounding walls, this also softens the circular edge of the spotlight. 
Awesome, thanks! 
Trenchbroom Cannot Open E1m5quoth Map File

Trying to take a gander underneath the hood, but I can't seem to in either Valve (first image), or Standard. Using the latest Trenchbroom. 
Select Standard mode in the drop-down and it should open. Bal convinced Sleep and ericw to change the default behavior. A decision that has caused confusion for people who want to examine older maps. 
Bal Is The Worst 
But TB should really auto-detect the map format on load...

The map in question uses Valve 220 format by the looks of it. 
Line 10273 
Well, there's a syntax error in the map file which prevents it from loading in TB (though not in Netradiant). Open the map in a text editor like Notepad++ and delete the opening and closing brackets on line 10271 and 10272. Then the map will load fine.

( 64 1720 -64 ) ( 48 1720 -64 ) ( 48 1592 -64 ) CITY2_7 ...
( -832 -416 40 ) ( -832 -416 24 ) ( -320 -416 24 ) METAL5_2 ... 
Alright, thanks a bunch! Opened right up. 
Force Field 
Guys how do I make a force field? I cannot find anything on this. No tutorial or anything. Could you guys help me out? 
What Are You Hoping To Accomplish? 
Do you want an invisible barrier?

Do you want a particle forcefield like in Scourge/Quoth?

Do you want a solid "energy" surface covering the whole door frame?

Do you want bars of "energy" in the middle of the door frame?

Do you want it to just block movement?

Should it hurt or instakill the player instead? 
Force Field 
I want to accomplish an invisible force field or maybe with particles. I want to point a monster to it, and once he's death, the force field should go down. 
Sometime ago I had the same idea @maxwell.

Forcefields depend on a changing screen inside a doorwall that can be turned on or off. The screen itself can be a changing animation on a transparant screen. You can use filters for it, or make use of the transparant "R_wateralpha 0.5" command for engines that use this feather.

The first forcefield I saw was in "Visions" from Wazat, who used three round bars and gave them a transparant neon light. The bars could be easily turned with a func_train.

After seeing that I liked to try another one. First I tried ti use a sprite for forcefield, but then layed it off as sprites turn with the players view.

Then I decided to use a static entity. A static entity a model, that uses an *.mdl file. With a little scripture in qc it can be turned on in game.
Being a little smarter would make it tog-able, so it can be used in game.

Here is an example of it so you can fidle it out. .

If you got any more question feel free and go ahead. 
Finally, Someone Did A Tutorial On How To Compile Q2 In TB 
Nice to have.

There's a useless Export step in the compile configuration he's showing there, but things will still work as long as you're not using the new Omit From Export feature on layers. 
Probably I should add a bit more detail...

If you're going to Export, then the exported map should be the one you compile. That example does an export but then just compiles the original map.

If your tools then force you to end up with a bsp name you don't like, e.g. "mymap-compile.bsp" rather then "mymap.bsp", you can add a final Copy Files action to copy the bsp to the name you want. 
Using Q3map2 For Godot 
has anyone used q3map2 for godot? I'm using:

q3map2 -convert -format obj map.bsp

but I don't get the textures or the lightmaps. 
Hi @k20abcu. I am using Godot, but I'm not using q3map2 for it. I use Trenchbroom and qodot. Link related

Might be worth a look for your project. I've used it a bit for some Godot prototypes and it's quite useful, and lets me place entities in Trenchbroom that will be converted accordingly over in Godot. 
Can't Make Entity Rotate. 
Checked few maps and saw simple setup of rotate_object linked/pointing to info_rotate. Trying to reproduce, but it doesn't move.

When I run ad_test3 all rotating stuff works as expected: fans, vault door, giant hatch, valve.
Best result I got was using func_rotate_entity - it rotates in game, but ignores info_rotate and moves around world center instead.

What am I doing wrong?

gtkradiant 1.6
trenchbroom 2020.2
ericw-tools 0.18.1
quakespazm 0.93.1
arcane dimensions 1.80p1 
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