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  1. 58 points
    Lizard

    Chlorine

    Info: Hello everyone! For the last few months me and @Thewhaleman have been working on our contest map called Chlorine. This defusal map is set in a recently closed and abandoned aztec themed waterpark. The map includes areas that support a variety of strategies and play styles to accommodate every type of player. My goal with this map was to create a dynamic gameplay space that allows players to execute a variety of different strategies. Chlorine features two bombsite that are distinct from each other in terms of gameplay style as well as visual direction. Bombsite A is located in the outside area of the waterpark, thus is more open and allows for more complex strategies. Bombsite B features more straight forward approach, being located inside a temple that almost acts as a movie set imitating a night settings with a starry sky. Overview of the map: Screenshots: Workshop link
  2. 41 points
    Yanzl

    Basalt

    A bomb defusal map set in an undisclosed location in Iceland. Unsettling evidence discovered by researchers will foil the terrorists plan for world domination. Unless they can blow it all up... The level is designed in a way that it is easy to learn but hard to master. It is compact but offers a lot of depth with clever use of effective elevation changes, boost spots, lines of sight and rigorously tested timings -- ultimately allowing players from both teams to look for encounters that suit their playstyle in a balanced and uniquely beautiful environment. By @Yanzl, @'RZL and @Oliver aka The Basalty Boys DOWNLOAD: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1984383383
  3. 41 points
    Squad

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

  4. 40 points
    jd40

    Anubis

    Hey here's some of our progress. The map is coming along nicely and hopefully it will be in a playable state by the deadline A sizable part of the map is still fully greyboxed so we're working to finish that up. We're also thinking of ways to colorize it or add more contrast because right now it's looking a bit flat. We'll probably go with black marble elements with white/gold writing on them. And some more overgrown stuff by the coast.
  5. 38 points
    FMPONE

    Exotic Places CS:GO Mapping Contest 2019

    Mapcore is now holding a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mapping Contest for original 5v5 bomb defusal maps AND hostage-rescue maps, powered by FACEIT! Mapcore's Veteran Judges will be joined by CS:GO Guest Experts on CS maps, such as Pimp, Moses, The WarOwl, LAUNDERS, adreN, DDK, James Bardolph, and Anders Blume! How to Enter the Exotic Places Mapping Contest Post a "Work In Progress" thread in Mapcore’s Official Event Forum! When you're ready, update your WIP thread with a link to your playable map's Steam Workshop page. Your thread + playable map constitutes your entry to this contest! Submission Deadline Your playable map must be entered by February 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Judging Procedure Mapcore Judges FMPONE -- @FMPONE Puddy -- @puddpuddpudd TopHattWaffle -- @TopHattWaffle Guest Experts Pimp -- @Pimp_CSGO adreN -- @adreN_Hoag Anders Blume -- @OnFireAnders James Bardolph -- @jamesbardolph Daniel "DDK" Kapadia -- @ddkesports Jason "Moses" O'Toole -- @OnFireMoses WarOwl -- @TheWarOwl Launders -- @launders Mapcore will announce Contest Finalists on February 10, 2020 To determine 10 Finalist maps, Mapcore Judges will rate Contest maps according to the following 100 point criteria, with any ties broken by our Guest Experts: 25 points: Fun Factor (how well-designed is the map) 25 points: Originality + Relevance to the "Exotic Places" Theme (Exotic meaning it's normal definition as well as "locations seen infrequently in CS:GO") 25 points: Visual Presentation (how aesthetically pleasing and sophisticated is the map) 25 points: Overall Polish (bug-free maps; maps with Soundscapes; maps which run smoothly; other determinations relating to quality) Finalist mappers will then have one month to make changes based on community feedback. Top 4 Contest maps and the Grand Prize Winner will be declared on March 16, 2020 After March 10, 2020 Mapcore Judges and Guest Experts will rate every finalist map according to the same 100 point criteria above (Fun Factor, Originality/Thematic Presentation, Visuals, Overall Polish), with any ties broken by Guest Judge Anders Blume. Mapcore will then declare the Top 4 Contest maps and our Grand Prize Winner! Contest Prizes Top 4 Contest Maps receive: Eternal Bragging Rights A Spotlight on Mapcore (linking to each epic WIP thread) A Monetary Prize ($7,500 for First place; $4,500 for Second place; $2,000 for Third place; $1,000 for Fourth place) Map added to Mapcore’s FACEIT HUB platform for 4 months! Special Valve prizes! (CS:GO/Valve merchandise, courtesy of Valve Software) Contest Rules Entry into this Contest is free of charge for all. Your entry must be a playable map for the PC version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Remakes (maps of the same name and design of an existing map released for public download), sequels (e.g. de_dust3), and spiritual successors (new name for an old design layout) can NOT be entered. Maps that were under creation prior to the announcement of this Contest can be entered, as long as a complete map version (layout and any non-greybox art) was not released for public download. Map entries must be submitted to the CS:GO Steam Workshop AND our Mapcore Contest sub-forum before the deadline. Map authors are free to share their map on any other websites or services they wish, however the map must remain free to download. Multiple map entries are permitted, however each entry will be judged for its own particular quality. Map entries created by teams are permitted, however entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded prior to prize claim and dispatch. Mapcore encourages entrants NOT to update your Workshop map after the deadline. Entries will not be disqualified if updated, but entrants assume the risk of introducing bugs/glitches into their work. Judges will not be asked to overlook such bugs/glitches, so we recommend "finalizing" a polished version of your project before the deadline in order to “put your best foot forward”. Mapcore forum rules must be obeyed. All custom textures, models, etc. must be embedded into the map's .bsp file (FREE TUTORIAL AND TOOL). Assets must also comply with Steam Workshop guidelines. Map authors must be able to accept cash payments. Winners of hardware or physical products will be required to provide a valid shipping address. Judges, Experts, and individuals associated with organizing this contest CANNOT enter, nor provide material assistance to map entrants. If a Finalist entry is disqualified due to violation of ANY of these rules, all applicable winnings will be directed to the next highest-rated map. Void where prohibited. Contest Eligibility 1. Participant eligibility: This Contest is open to any individual, or teams of individuals, provided they comply with the following: Participants must not be an Employee or Official Staff Member of the “Organizer” (Mapcore) or “Sponsors” (FACEIT). Participants must not have taken part in the judging, or official announcement of this Contest. Participants must not be a direct relative, spouse, or direct employee of any of the above. If a Contest Judge has previously published a CS:GO level with a participant, that Judge will be fully disqualified from scoring any entry by that person. In place of the disqualified Judge's score, the entire panel of Guest Judges will be asked to rate the entry, and their rating will then be averaged. 2. Legal Age: This Contest is open to any individuals who meet the above “participant eligibility” criteria. In the event that a participant who has not reached the legal age in his/her state wins one or more prizes, he/she must provide contact details for the legal guardian who will claim the prize(s). Prize Disclaimer FACEIT will be providing Prize revenue. Mapcore assumes no responsibility. THANK YOU to our AMAZING COMMUNITY! And to our INCREDIBLE Sponsor: https://twitter.com/FACEIT
  6. 35 points
    untor

    Swamp

    Welcome to the outskirts of Louisiana! A bomb defusal map set in a swamp where the wood industry once glowed with enthusiasm and joy but then was forgotten by man. The sound of machines and humans silenced just as quickly as the water rose, the greenery grew and the animals took over. However, passing boats have recently heard the sound of man again and large shipments of goods appear to be coming to the old sawmill. Housing near the swamp has been in contact with the police... what looked like a routine mission became a struggle to survive, they were not equipped and ready for a fight against terrorists and the forces of nature. SUBSCRIBE AND PLAY! Screens under spoiler
  7. 35 points
    untor

    Swamp

    Every night - compiling Every day - found some issues and bugs Soon we can play - every night and every day! New radar and some new screens from spawns and bombsite B!
  8. 35 points
    untor

    Swamp

    First concept scene from the Swamp map. Layout is still in development. As soon as we finish the first stage of the layout development, we will try to conduct a public test.
  9. 35 points
    mr.P

    Graveyard

    Some progress, all screen grabs are taken outside of the playable area... T spawn by the cars, the broken elevator serves as entry point to the main hangar The stern, backside of the map with a ramp leading up to a objective, propellers will be added later Ct spawn, starboard side, defenders start on the elevator with instant access to the hangar
  10. 35 points
    Roald

    Anubis

    It was a bit of a struggle, but finally there is a playable graybox! I requested a Mapcore playtest for thursday 27 june. Check it out on the workshop: new workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1984883124
  11. 34 points
    JimWood

    Mutiny

    Ahoy! Mutiny is a defusal map created by TanookiSuit3, Huvaligen and myself. Pirates have swarmed the island to find and retrieve some long lost treasure. The map is situated in an old pirate town, with a huge tomb close by. Here's some links to before/after image sliders for T Spawn: Before/After - T Spawn Before/After - T to Mid Some more images:
  12. 34 points
    Roald

    Anubis

    Anubis was a long and time-consuming project, but time flew as it was a lot of fun to work on with my teammates @jd40 and @jakuza who did an amazing job! I think we can be proud of what we reached so far and looking forward to where we can bring this project. The below screenshots do not do any justice to the actual beautiful footage ingame, so yeah check out the workshop! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1774025500 new workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1984883124
  13. 34 points
    jd40

    Incline

    Update: No longer working on this map as of september. I may continue working on it some time after the contest. My contest map will be set on a hill with a cable car station. Bombsite A will take place inside the station, while B will be under a huge tent housing an ancient ruins exhibition. The layout is very much a WIP and not ready for playtests yet, but hopefully it will be soon. Some screenshots below:
  14. 33 points
    Squad

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

    I haven't been very active in this topic so far, that will probably change in the coming weeks Recently @grapen remade the skybox.
  15. 33 points
    Mocherad

    De_Dust 2 in low poly style

    This level was created for PolyStrike, more you can check here - https://www.mocherad.com/polystrike Ohh 5 mb file limit, other screenshots you can find on my AT submitted work - Artstation
  16. 32 points
    grapen

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

    A map set in the Mustang region of Nepal (formerly the Kingdom of Mustang). Made by grapen and Squad. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1980781825
  17. 32 points
    JimWood

    Mutiny

    Mutiny has been officially released! Check it out on the workshop here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1978052734 If you're interested in seeing some in-depth information about the map along with an interactive map, take a look here: http://jimwood.co.uk/mutiny We've also added a trailer, check it out below! Finally, here's a couple of the screenshots shown on the website:
  18. 30 points
    Mapcore is proud to present the Top 10 Finalists of our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mapping Contest for original 5v5 bomb defusal maps AND hostage-rescue maps, powered by FACEIT! Each Top 10 Finalist Entry now has One Month to continue updating their level. ++ Top 10 Finalists, listed in Alphabetical Order: Anubis by Roald, Jakuza, jd40 ++ Basalt by Yanzl, 'RZL, Oliver ++ Chlorine by Lizard, TheWhaleMan ++ Graveyard by invalid nick ++ Ivory by Quadratic, QuotingMC ++ Jingshen by El Exodus, Freyja, Lefty ++ Mustang by Squad, Grapen ++ Mutiny by TanookiSuit3, JimWood, Huvaligen ++ Mocha by Bevster, tr0nic ++ Swamp by morozov, Bubkez ++ Victoria by synkope Honorable Mentions, in alphabetical order: In the (hopefully very) unlikely event any Top 10 Finalist is disqualified for failure to abide by our Contest Rules, these are the maps that may receive a second look. Bregov Cappadocia Feast Gongji Oasis Rampart Safi Zenith Congratulations to the Top 10 Finalists above! The final round of judging will commence on March 10th, 2020. Read more in our official Rules post.
  19. 30 points
    Radu

    Safi

  20. 30 points
    untor

    Swamp

  21. 30 points
    untor

    Swamp

  22. 30 points
    Roald

    WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Some progress on my map Anubis
  23. 30 points
    esspho

    anchor

    Here is a link to the workshop and some screenshots. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1807037033 bombsite A bombsite B middle t spawn ct spawn Let me know, if you got any kind of feedback.
  24. 29 points
    michal3210

    [CS:GO] dz_junglety (Danger Zone)

    Map is released! Every feedback will be appreciated! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1813326589 Hey, I'm working alone on one of the biggest projects in my life! I'm trying to make danger zone map. I want to show you some my work! My idea is tropical style, I haven't seen similar style in CS:GO yet. On the map you will be able to explore a lot of regions: beaches, tropical villages, bamboo platform, cliffs, and planning also some caves and more! I realize, that there probably will be a lot of bugs, because It's very hard to make huge danger zone map without bugs, so I'm really looking for testers, if someone is interested in, just invite me on steam. Models and textures some are self-made, and some I Have bought on sites with models Here's some screenshots from some map regions PS: I don't know if Valve support this mode already, but I love making open worlds! and I wanted to try myself.
  25. 29 points
    Vaya

    Turbulence

    terri is making rocks. I think they are nice.
  26. 28 points
    untor

    Swamp

    new swamp trees set new ivy set
  27. 28 points
    jd40

    WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    My wingman map that's going on hold for the exotic contest. Had a modular set and everything
  28. 27 points
    mr.P

    Graveyard

    ...time has past since the events that drought Suez Canal in 2026, stranded under the scorching sun on a sea of sand lies the remains of the CVN-class warship "Carry". A place the locals named the Graveyard. Download here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1984503966 Example of exterior Example of interior: A-site, exterior B-site, interior
  29. 27 points
    grapen

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

    Got to have cliffs. WIP.
  30. 27 points
    untor

    Swamp

    Swamp Recently, there have been quite a few different publications, but no new spaces have been shown. I was focused on modeling and texturing filling objects, specifically vegetation. This is important, since vegetation plays an important role on this map. What about the gameplay. I try to stick to the original layout. In my opinion, it is quite successful, and now I am only working on the space. On the screenshots, you can see the updated T side, mid and spawn T. The screenshots do not show the final result, but they allow you to understand in which direction I'm moving. What's left: - Middle, CT side, and hangar (connector between bombsites) - Optimization (now in some places there is a drope fps at bombsite A) - The background - Final refinement of timings
  31. 27 points
    untor

    Swamp

    I heard that in the swamps people often disappear. I will be excited if you disappear in my swamp. A lot of work and a lot of things I want to do, before the first public playtest.
  32. 26 points
    Slimek

    Bregov

    Bomb defusal map set in a coastal town in Bulgaria made by me and @KlixX. Reference: Layout history: Workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1721338314
  33. 26 points
    spa

    Rampart

    Rampart takes place in the Pacific in an abandoned bunker installation from WW2. I have a rough untested layout and some mockup props. I mainly try to make the two bombsites thematically stand out: One is a derelict research lab where super soldier experimentation took place (a large vat with a skeleton soldier) and the other is a haubitzer canon. I also try to work in alot of circular and organic shapes to get away from the typical straight lines that a grid based workflow can lead to. Another quirk on the level that i would love some feedback on is the breakable door/gate on the B site. I know these things can be controversial but i want to give it a try and if it doesn't work out i might try something else. One of my main motivations for this map is to create as many new materials as possible with substance and really make it look gritty, aged and worn out. I hope I have time to complete this one, but i think its pretty scaleable in terms of the amount of polish required. Feedback and comments are welcome! Workshop Version
  34. 26 points
    Roald

    Anubis

    The point of no return Hello Mapcorians I am about to write stuff down that was a lesson for me and could be a lesson for others aswell. You may skip the text and check out the new screenshots or give some time to give this a read. For those who followed my progress could have noticed I started off big. I wanted to put in alot of art ideas right from the start and focus on the asthetics of the map already. The reason why is simply because Enviorment Art is the lesser thing I like to do, so why not work on it during the Level Design progress. I knew I was going to take a risk, but I just wanted to try and take it and see how this work out for me. At first it started out great, I had a clear vision of what I want, but afther a few playtests I had to change stuff in the layout I kinda wanted to hold on to. I did so and done 'minor' changes to fix certain things, but not enough to make it succesfull for the next playtest. During this progress I think I had 5 playtests in total with each time a small improvement, but not the way I wanted it to be. It was very hard to keep things in Hammer organised since I started off the wrong foot and put in so many details on such a small grid, it was a pain in the ass to rework it. I ended up frustrated by reworking whole areas, but still didn't fixed the issue of my workspace becoming a mess on most parts of the map. Afther the previous two playtests I decided to rework the entire map and that's what I did. I went back to graybox and reblocked some of the geometry in Hammer and cleaned it all by using a overall larger grid and less unnessecary details. I decided to do some big changes and reworked B entirly, midle and T spawn. The map still needs to be playtested, but atleast I broke the barrier to sacrifice the art, to keep more focused on the gameplay. It wasn't all for nothing though. I think its not bad to put in extra time and details on important areas like the bombsites to work with more natural cover and corners, atleast thats the way I like my maps instead of a square site with a bunch of crates Momo has not much time, if there is a great enviorment artist who can make custom assets, then please hit me up! My goal is to start on the enviorment during september.
  35. 25 points
    Quotingmc

    cs_ivory

    @Quadratic and I are in full-on crunch mode pushing to get Ivory in the best possible state before the deadline and I am very pleased with what has been achieved thus far. Here are a few of the last screenshots before the final release!
  36. 25 points
    FMPONE

    DE_CACHE (new version)

    DE_CACHE by FMPONE and Volcano A bomb defusal map set around Chernobyl. Terrorists are bent on destroying the evidence of a massive weapons-cache in the shadows of Chernobyl. THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING (amazing) PEOPLE!: MAPCORE.ORG, Robert Yang, Lenz Monath (penE) +++ Comparison Sliders: FMPONE.com/cache +++ +++ +++
  37. 25 points
    untor

    Swamp

  38. 25 points
    Vaya

    Turbulence

    Mid currently doesn't have a bridge but A long does (with losttemple vibes) I've been watching indiana jones for inspiration here, put it that way. A little concept art for A site Terri did which I love -
  39. 25 points
    text_fish

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

    everestswear_Medium.mp4
  40. 25 points
    Faber

    De_chlore (Wingman

    Hello to all the members of the Mapcore forum Workshop link : https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1623993297 I am a beginner both on the forum and in creating maps for the CS GO I ask your attention to my first work, maps for the wingman mode This map is located in Iraq, at a water treatment plant that was thrown out of combat, and was no longer used, terrorists want to blow up supplies of chlorine that was used for water purification, it is toxic to humans, and in the event of the success of the chlorine cloud, it will cover a nearby city. Over the map worked 4 months, created many of its textures and models. In the workshop WIP version of the map was very popular, but after the release, no one paid close attention. Therefore, I hope that this forum will help me make the map popular, give tips on improvement and more. Thank you for your attention, I am waiting for your feedback and comments
  41. 25 points
    Mocherad

    [Source 2] De_dust 2

    Oh damn, another year gone.. Jesus lost my motivation again, and again i've changed the art style to Low Poly - how it was year ago - half year ago Now It's challange of my life guys, i should finish it finally!
  42. 24 points
    grapen

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

    I've started working on the fir trees. WIP.
  43. 24 points
    Roald

    Anubis

    Its been a while since I posted in here. @jd40 is now on board, working on the enviorment art on B site. There have also been some changes in the layout aswell and because of that we have done some more playtesting. Bombsite B have had a huge overhaul and also the timings have drasticly changed with a new CT spawn that provides slower timings into midle. All in all I am happy with the layout for what it is and its time to fully focus on the enviorment art. In the meanwhile I am doing a first art pass on T spawn by using @jakuza his lovely assets he have been working on lately.
  44. 24 points
    Recent progress on a wingman map, DE_MOROCCO
  45. 24 points
    Roald

    Anubis

    I wanted to wait till the layout is whole, but saw so much cool updates coming by I just have to share the things we are currently working on. @Momoderator has converted some assets we used on the Desertruin map for PVKII, we will use it as a base to expand on. The assets are originally created by @LATTEH and edited by @phonebooth I bumped into maaaany challanges already and i think the biggest challange is keeping the map compact as the egyptian structures are huge and I want to put in so many ideas in just one small map which is competitive based. Its a new workflow to focus so much on the art direction already while grayboxing the layout and I hope I can get it done well Below a few screenshots of the start of the graybox with a few of the asset placeholders being used to see how they look ingame and what feeling we are going for. Again, these are placeholders! Bridge to midle and canal functioning as A/B rotation for T's View from T spawn B main route, will change from the layout drawing as the road is terribly open and no good for gameplay
  46. 24 points
    grapen

    Mustang (formerly Everest)

    I made a statue. He's a big boy. Fruit basket for scale.
  47. 23 points
    Thewhaleman

    Chlorine

    Early concepts for Chlorine for those who are interested.
  48. 23 points
    Static Prop Combine in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive A step by step guide thanks to @untor What is Static Prop Combine? Static prop combine, or informally speaking "autocombine", is a new feature in CS:GO's VBSP. It allows VBSP to merge together multiple static props into a single static prop, either automatically or with user-defined rules. What is static prop combine good for? Static prop combine is another feature to optimize your maps. Most people might think that "the less geometry rendered the better". So if you use small props, it's easier to hide what is not visible. That's not wrong. But there is a problem: In Source, there is one draw call per model per material. And these draw calls are very performance-hungry. That's where static prop combine comes into play: By combining models sharing the same materials, less draw calls are performed, which greatly helps optimization. Valve has stated that Nuke runs 40% faster after they implemented static prop combine. How do I use static prop combine? The static prop combine feature was added in 2016 with the release of the reworked de_nuke. But since then it was not (?) used by community mappers, there are no (?) guides on the Internet except this documentation. @untor helped me to make static prop combine feature do its job. So we decided that it's time to publish a step by step guide how to use static prop combine. We presuppose that you are already familiar with the creation of props 0. Backup your CS:GO folder (optional) We do not take responsibility for any damage done to your files. So it's time to backup your game files now if you have not already. In general we recommend to duplicate your "Counter-Strike Global Offensive" folder, so you can use a separate installation of CS:GO for mapping while keeping the other one clean for playing. 1. Source files You must have the source files of the models you want to be combined. Usually 3 files for each prop: *.qc reference mesh (supported formats are *.smd, *.dmx and *.fbx) physics mesh So if you want to combine props made by you, you should already have these files. If you want to combine props made by Valve, you will need to decompile them first. And then change the names - otherwise, the version of the prop that is packed in the VPK would overwrite your version. In this guide we will use two different pipe props: You can download the example files here (contains the *.qc and *.smd files) : example.zip Browse to "...\Steam\steamapps\common\content\csgo\" Create a folder "models". In our example we have another subfolder "example". Save the model source files there: These are our QCs: pipe_straight.qc pipe_curved.qc Notes: Restrictions for the *.qc: Only the first $body is recognized. $model is not recognized. $appendsource and $addconvexsrc are not recognized. You can only use $upaxis Z or Y. 2. Compile your props Your models have to be compiled from this directory now: Open your model compile tool (I use Crowbar) Then browse to "...\Steam\steamapps\common\content\csgo\models\example\" and compile the QCs. The compiled model files should be in "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\models\props\example\" now. 3. spcombinerules.txt Browse to "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\scripts\hammer\spcombinerules\" There you will find "spcombinerules.txt". In this file the combine rules for Valves props are defined. It is a standard KeyValues-formatted text file. Each entry follows the format below. Rename it to "spcombinerules_valve.txt" (or whatever you want) and create a new text file "spcombinerules.txt". Then copy and paste the following into "spcombinerules.txt" and save it. 4. Stub QCs Stub QCs are QCs which contain a base template for the QCs which static prop combine generates. Generally, they should only include: $staticprop $surfaceprop $cdmaterials Any $texturegroups used by the models. Browse to "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\scripts\hammer\spcombinerules\qc_templates\". In our example we create a new subfolder "example", open it and then create a text file and rename it to "pipe_combine.qc": Copy and paste the following into "pipe_combine.qc" and save it: 5. Compile your map Add some of our example props to your map in Hammer and compile the map. In our example we use the following compile parameters for VBSP Compile parameters (full list here) : -StaticPropCombine: Merges static props together according to the rules defined in scripts/hammer/spcombinerules/spcombinerules.txt. This lowers the number of draw calls, increasing performance. It can also be used to lower the number of static props present in a map. -StaticPropCombine_AutoCombine: Automatically generate static prop combine rules for props that VBSP deems should be combined. Note: This does not write to spcombinerules.txt. -StaticPropCombine_ConsiderVis: Instead of using the distance limit, combine all props in the group that share visclusters. -StaticPropCombine_SuggestRules: Lists models sharing the same material that should be added to spcombinerules.txt. -StaticPropCombine_MinInstances <int>: Set the minimum number of props in a combine group required to create a combined prop. Tip:Valve had this set to 3 for the new Dust 2. -StaticPropCombine_PrintCombineRules: Confirm: Prints the combine rules? -StaticPropCombine_ColorInstances: Instances of combined props get colored. -KeepSources: Don't delete the autogenerated QCs and unpacked model files after finishing. -CombineIgnore_FastReflection: Combine props, even if they have differing Render in Fast Reflections settings. -CombineIgnore_Normals: Combine props, even if they have differing Ignore Normals settings. -CombineIgnore_NoShadow: Combine props, even if they have differing Disable Shadows settings. -CombineIgnore_NoVertexLighting: Combine props, even if they have differing Disable Vertex lighting settings. -CombineIgnore_NoFlashlight: Combine props, even if they have differing Disable flashlight settings. -CombineIgnore_NoSelfShadowing: Combine props, even if they have differing Disable Self-Shadowing settings. -CombineIgnore_DisableShadowDepth: Combine props, even if they have differing Disable ShadowDepth settings. 6. Success? The combined props look exactly like the single props. So how can you be sure that the static prop combine process was successful? - Once the map is compiled, the combined props will be packed into your *.bsp automatically. - If you add -keepsources to the compile parameters, you can also find the combined props in "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\models\props\autocombine\*name of your map*\" and their QCs in "...\Steam\steamapps\common\content\csgo\models\props\autocombine\*name of your map*\". - If you add -StaticPropCombine_ColorInstances to the compile parameters, instances of combined props are colored in CS:GO. 7. Additional notes Hammer: - You can manually disable static prop combine for individual props with the "Disable Prop Combine" keyvalue. - Prop scaling (Uniform Scale Override) is not supported yet (?) - If the original props don't have a collision model, you will have to set collisions to "Not Solid" in the properties. Otherwise the combined prop will be solid (automatically generated collision mesh; causes problems). - If the props differ in specific keyvalues, in most cases the default (e.g. Alpha) or the higher value will be used (e.g. fade distances) - Props that differ in the below keyvalues will NOT be combined, unless manually overridden with the appropriate VBSP option: Render in Fast Reflections (-combineignore_fastreflection) Ignore Normals (-combineignore_normals) Disable Shadows (-combineignore_noshadows) Disable Vertex lighting (-combineignore_novertexlighting) Disable Flashlight (-combineignore_noflashlight) Disable Self-Shadowing (-combineignore_noselfshadowing) Disable ShadowDepth (-combineignore_disableshadowdepth) - Props that differ in the below keyvalues will NOT be combined: Skin Color Disable Flashlight TO DO some fps tests with an actual map! which gives better results: " -StaticPropCombine_ConsiderVis" or prop combining based on distances? Is there a console command to display the number of performed draw calls/props? ... ______________________________________________________________________ Sources: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Static_Prop_Combine https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/QC https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/VBSP
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