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Oh give him a break, the first shot looks very promising actually...like you spent a lot of time and effort to replicate what you see from your window. I never got this far/good with rebuilding our house :D

Is the performance still good?

yeah I suppose there's no harm in supporting him, it's just that he released his map (to world-wide acclaim) a few months ago (or was it longer?). And even then it didn't look bad, it was quite good. I'll be honest though, this is not looking any better, the outside doesn't feel right (I think it's the tree models that make it feel off) and if the fog is intended to help performance I can think of other ways of doing it without cutting view distance down - all that the fog is doing is culling what the draw distance should be anyway - it's not that open a map.

Not the nicest thing I could have said but it's honest, and that's what counts, blind honesty in the face of the rules.

Advice #47:

Give up, learn from this level and make another, better, more impressive level. If you keep picking at this current level you will feel obliged to change more and more and eventually it won't be the same map.

Or if you're just looking for comments on how fantastic you are:

Wow looks wizzicked may'n, you gots da s to da k to da ills

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Oh give him a break, the first shot looks very promising actually...like you spent a lot of time and effort to replicate what you see from your window. I never got this far/good with rebuilding our house :D

Is the performance still good?

yeah I suppose there's no harm in supporting him, it's just that he released his map (to world-wide acclaim) a few months ago (or was it longer?). And even then it didn't look bad, it was quite good. I'll be honest though, this is not looking any better, the outside doesn't feel right (I think it's the tree models that make it feel off) and if the fog is intended to help performance I can think of other ways of doing it without cutting view distance down - all that the fog is doing is culling what the draw distance should be anyway - it's not that open a map.

Not the nicest thing I could have said but it's honest, and that's what counts, blind honesty in the face of the rules.

Advice #47:

Give up, learn from this level and make another, better, more impressive level. If you keep picking at this current level you will feel obliged to change more and more and eventually it won't be the same map.

Or if you're just looking for comments on how fantastic you are:

Wow looks wizzicked may'n, you gots da s to da k to da ills

Yeah, you're absoulutely right, your comments was honest, smart, but

I didn't understand.. too dumb to understand, sorry.

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Here's a little update. This particular part of my SP map series takes place in a small office building that has been partly stripped as the building was slated for demolition. However, the Combine invasion put a stop to that little plan :)

Again, I'm using only HL2 stock materials/props. The last shot reminds me of Office Complex from the original HL for some reason.

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Pogo: That looks nice. I like the look of the first 2 screenies...although the third pic looks wierd because of the grate texture.

Below are a few of the CGS tounament maps I'm almost ready to release:

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PogoP: In your last shot inside the small office there, is that vertical blinds or a vent? Also the wire coming from the light bulb kinda just stops suddenly, does it go into the ceiling?

Why do some objects cast shadows underneath the office desks, like the boxes and stuff? Is this a source engine flaw?

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PogoP: In your last shot inside the small office there, is that vertical blinds or a vent? Also the wire coming from the light bulb kinda just stops suddenly, does it go into the ceiling?

Why do some objects cast shadows underneath the office desks, like the boxes and stuff? Is this a source engine flaw?

They're vertical blinds in the one shot. The bulb goes into the ceiling. And it's a Source engine flaw :/

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PogoP: In your last shot inside the small office there, is that vertical blinds or a vent? Also the wire coming from the light bulb kinda just stops suddenly, does it go into the ceiling?

Why do some objects cast shadows underneath the office desks, like the boxes and stuff? Is this a source engine flaw?

They're vertical blinds in the one shot. The bulb goes into the ceiling. And it's a Source engine flaw :/

Ahhh, oops I meant the wire connected to the light bulb :D

might run it down the wall or something? Or remove the wire completely, nothing wrong with removing it, since most places have all the wires hidden anyway.

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Ahhh, oops I meant the wire connected to the light bulb :D

might run it down the wall or something? Or remove the wire completely, nothing wrong with removing it, since most places have all the wires hidden anyway.

Heh sorry it was early in the morning when I typed my reply. The wire already goes into the ceiling and I don't know if theres an actual prop with just the bulb and no wire; I can't remember seeing one. I'll have another look later.

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Bahrain map is looking good though slightly generic, dust-like. Looks like it's early in development though so coming along well.

I know that's sorta how Bahrain is as it was the first place I travelled to in the middle east. Very unusual place. It's very affluent, the US dollar is only worth 0.4 Dinar. Everything is covered in dust, including the latest model cars you see driving around.

There's plenty of damaged and demolished buildings littering the streets. The city center is an unusual mix of modern and dilapidated buildings. The outskirts and market areas contain "Dust" like architecture. Some areas of the city are heavily fortified with concrete barriers, razor wire, armed soldiers and 50cals.

Suggestions:

1. Possibly include a fortifide US facility.

2. You could include some modern buidings or cars (covered in dust of coarse)

3. I'd definately suggest some battle damage, damaged buildings.

4. Lots of beautiful Mosques over there too. You could include one as a feature.

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you know, in real life carpet doesn't actually tile perfectly and it is acceptable to have a large area of floor space covered by more than one large piece of carpet.

shocking, I know.

however that was probably just a mistake ;D

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