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NEW MAP - Volcano Island

Posted: 19 May 2005, 00:18
by aGorm
Hi. I've just finshed my first map! (*coffs* looks at discard pile of 7 maps....). Well first decent map anyway. Its for four players, quite roomy, nice teregen rendered txtture and heightmap.

Some screenies:
Umm, nice islands...

Umm, nice islands with battle...

and heres the mini map...

Tell Me What You Think!


Posted: 19 May 2005, 00:25
by chillaaa
I can certainly try to upload it to FU aGorm... my MSN is

Posted: 19 May 2005, 09:26
by Gnomre
I take it he can't upload it to FU himself because it is greater than 10 MB.

See PM, agorm.

Posted: 19 May 2005, 22:25
by Gabba
From the minimap, it looks very nice and polished. Good job!

Posted: 19 May 2005, 23:04
by Gnomre

Posted: 19 May 2005, 23:27
by aGorm
Thanks Guys, Its up for all to see. Hope It meats requirments, and remember, constructive critasium, so the next map can be better still!


Posted: 24 May 2005, 10:15
by aGorm
Hay!!! Can I have someones opinion?? Please?? Some people like to be told how crap there stuff is...
Otherwise how will I make better maps if you people dont feedback?


Bump, Bump, Bump, Bump....

Posted: 24 May 2005, 12:02
by SavageBT
OK I offer what I can. Haven't been able to play test but the bases seem even with a nice place to build (too small for a long game?). Trees look good without blocking too much, and the crater looks good too.

As for something constructive...

I noticed these ripples in the ground.. couldn't make out what they were for and they gave it an odd look, espacially the jagged waterline they cause:
Did you use the lowpass filter in mapconv?

I also saw some blockiness in the texture. It appears in the water too, but not on most maps so i figure while it's not your texture it's something to do with the map - i.e. use a lower (better) compression value with mapconv, 0.5 seems ok.
Did anyone else notice this or do i need to take my videocard back to warranty again...

As I mentioned it looks very even and fair... Very symmetrical. I realize the islands are slightly different but overall it looks like a square piece of dough attacked by a round cookie-cutter. Don't know if you were going for this or not but too much symmetry on a 'natural' map looks odd. This wouldn't be a problem on core prime but here you have a strange looking volcanic crater. I must stress that this is not a major issue but worth mentioning; you were looking for comments.

Lasty, have you thought about fading in a detail texture very lightly where the metal is? It doesn't really need this for gameplay but might look cool if subtle.

I think people didn't post because there are no glaring problems or major stupidities to but stomped on.

Posted: 24 May 2005, 14:35
by aGorm
Hi thanks for the feed back!

I'll just explane the resoning on the square ness... basicly it was round but i found there was nowhere to build a decent base... so they kind expanded to the courners over time...

And the squarey txtures I think are because its com,pressed at about 2...
I would have done it at somthing like .5 but it came out at about 40meg... damit...

Terain bumpynes... nuts I'll iron that out in future maps...

Thanks very much for comments!!

next map will be 10x as good.... and hopefully twice the size...

Posted: 24 May 2005, 14:42
by SavageBT
Didn't hurt a bit.

Well gameplay is all important of course, and I know what you mean about the 40mb+ maps. If you haven't read all the thread on it I'm told tiles of 32 or multiple square are good.

Keep em coming.

Posted: 24 May 2005, 16:29
by NOiZE
nice map

Posted: 25 May 2005, 14:55
by aGorm
Cool I'll get started on the nextone then...