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  1. Nexusdog

    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    Waiting intensifies
  2. Nexusdog

    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    Congrats, Red. Looking forward to the debrief.
  3. Nexusdog

    WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Just seen on Twitter, this was me. https://twitter.com/potch/status/537330272954359810?s=15
  4. Nexusdog

    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    Kick ass like Arnold Schwarzenegger Astound them like Richard Feynman Come out like Arnard Feynmenegger
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    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    Good luck RY, hope it goes well for you.
  6. Nexusdog

    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    @RedYager Just occurred to me, David Johnston's excellent blog on level design is something worth mentioning during lecture, the development of Dust2 and stuff is pretty much compulsory reading. http://www.johnsto.co.uk/blog
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    [CS:GO] de_whitmoore

    Well now, that's got some nice architecture in that pic. I did a bit of google fu & found some interesting stuff - may interest you, may be interesting? I didn't see many pics showing a variety of scenery or street layouts, though these were quite good.
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    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    As an aside, check out Richard Feynman lectures on Youtube, see how he did it perhaps? WWRFD? :-)
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    [CS:GO] de_whitmoore

    Hey mate, got a few questions for you - none are in any way critical of your work, just interested in how you plan & stuff. Caveat* (Needs more variety with vertical height on some of those buildings at some point) What reference picture would you choose to best show what you want your map to look like? Which map does your own currently play like, in general? Which areas of your map are you excited about? Which areas of your map have you struggled with? Which maps were your inspiration for your project? Cheers mate, thanks for sharing & hope project goes well for you.
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    [CE3] Black Forest environment(WIP)

    Useful? Relevant?
  11. Nexusdog

    [CE3] Black Forest environment(WIP)

    I like it, but it looks like a lot of set pieces - how big is this, are there any pics of higher angles or wider panoramas?
  12. Nexusdog

    Giving guest talk on Level Design

    I'm guessing the course deals with the technical side, using editors, tools & so on. How much deals with the creative side? If I were part of the audience, I'd be itching to know about stuff like: Where does the germ of inspiration come from? Do you see it visually in your minds eye? Does it come from previous sources, games, architecture etc? Does a source (i.e. architecture) dictate the design of a level? Is there a focal point/set piece/structure or specific shape which has a need to be created? Do game mechanics come into the creative process or is it purely a creative endeavor first, then tweak to fit the game? Give me lots of 'show' as well tell, feed my imagination! I'm insanely interested in the creative side rather than the technical, fascinated with the inspirations, source/reference material influence & the process of creating that idea. Good luck with the lecture, please keep us posted if you can, I'm interested in how this builds up to the talk & a post mortem if you can please?
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    The Mapcore Mod Team

    Putting this out there for consideration http://www.worldofleveldesign.com/categories/wold-members-tutorials/nexusdog/l4d-campaign-design-why-less-is-more.php The most appealing idea discussed so far for me has been Blue Shift - a dual project for Source & UE4 feels best course & suit expertise and talent. One thing I'd like to add though. There is a L4D2 mod by Rayman1103, called somewhat unsurprisingly 'Rayman1103's Mutation Mod' http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121070254&searchtext=rayman1103 Buried among them is one called Co-op versus (CVS) . If you're not familiar with it, it allows you to play as you would survivors in regular L4D2, but also as infected like in versus. Each map is played twice, the intention is swapping teams after each is played. However, you don't need 8 players and can set up your own server with friends to play thus avoiding the messiness of the hoi polloi. You can opt to play as survivors, split the teams 2/2 or as SI. As survivors, the mod plays something between advanced & expert, a lot faster with a little less damage from the infected, but a faster respawn rate for SI to make up the difference. Playing as SI is a gleeful exercise in tormenting survivor bots as they make their way to the safe room. It may not be for everyone, but my friends & I have come to play CVS as SI more than regular L4D2. Our option is to play with no tanks as we found it too easy to kill the survivors & also the rest of the team basically watch. Either way, if you can try it with some mates I suggest you stick with it and see how it feels. I suggest No Mercy as a go to campaign or Dark Parish to see how it plays on a modded campaign. Would love to know what people thought of it though, good or bad. The point is, as an alternative to making a regular campaign for survivors, is a CVS campaign an option potentially worth considering?
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    The Mapcore Mod Team

    If there's enough talent & interest, how about Blue Shift for Source & UE4?
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    [CS:GO] de_dhaka WIP name

    The spacing on those arches on the upper floor are going to drive my OCD insane.
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