"House-to-House", new map by Gerbil!

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"House-to-House", new map by Gerbil!

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Ok--this is made as a no-radar, heavy wings map but it will play anyway you like. My default is "no flags on buildings" (which I recomend) so be sure to make world large enough to have a border free around map.

I didn't put any new geometries or textures in it though there are places they can be added. So this map can be played old or new school.

Certainly you can change whatever you like and use how you want--map has suggested server settings. It probably will be tough for lag on slow connection/low video players.
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AWESOME map!!!! i cant wait to play on it!!! no offense to BIYA, but this map is better than your Hide+Seek, This is an Awesome map..!! :D
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I love BIYA's "Hide-n-Seek Hills" but have toyed around and made several maps in the past along the "House-to-House" line--but I never released them. BIYA's use of no-radar really opens the way for a "game-within-a-game" which "Hills" really is. Just as there multiple maps for regular play, there should be some variety for "Wingers" as well.

So this is a possibly good addition to "Hills" (which I think is the current standard for a wing oriented map).

I also wanted to make it without textures and all just to show a fun world doesn't have to have them. I would love to play this--hopefully someone will host it.

Tanks for compliment!
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There are a few others, there is 3story by LoneWolf ( I think ) and my wingwars, but Biya's is the only one that's popular. Nader made one too.
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Aah, nothing like a good ol' texture-free map... I dunno, the bright colours and textures of more recent maps are pretty cool, like LegoLand, but I think BZFlag was more like BattleZone when all maps were made of blocks and pyramids... you had be creative ;) Can't wait to play this map!
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Gerbil,

I set it up to host on my server, but I found some issues with the map when I played it. First, you were right - very heavy on the video card, I was down to around 30 fps, which is very slow for me (I am running a nvidia 5500 video card that normally gets around 60+). Also, the caution texture/mesh at the base of the buildings seems to have some problems - it appears as if there is some overlapping of surfaces going on and there is a definite weirdness on the drivethrough portions. I kept getting stuck and then unstuck. I also fell through to the bottom portion of the map and found that I had to drive clear across the map to get out.

If you can fix these things, I would be more than happy to try it out on my server (a little slow, but acceptable for 6-8 players). The map looks like it would be a lot of fun!
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Yeah--those "textures"are the original teleporters which do criss cross and probably account for a lot of the low FPS and certainly the "getting stuck".

In the old days when I could reliably run a windows server I would have debugged it myself but there is no rhyme or reason now I can see to all the windows problems--they are intermittent, inconsistent and vary from machine to machine.

Case in point, I reset up my machine, saved out and restored the bat and bz files and bat files that ran servers before won't work now--with no directory changes or renaming or anything. Go figure.

I'll take out the teleporters that serve as streets (I had a reason for that but forget it) and see if that improves things and will remake certain elements. If you could let me know how it runs then, I can adjust it further if needed. In any event, it's good practice for me and I will get a world map up that works AND is fun.

Thanks for the interest! Oh..Saturos..Ich bin nicht ein deutsches, traurig....I just read a lot of "Sargent Rock" comics when I was a kid ; )

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Gerbil, you should learn some 2.0 things. You could do the same thing with the caution if you had a meshbox and used the caution texture. Otherwise this map is ok.
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I would love to do that with the following caveats...

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I am hoping to set up a world design website soon--though time is the problem. Without some asssitance, I can't get into 3D modeling just because my personal commitments are so heavy right now.

Let me tinker and repost it.
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Ok--here's the revision..

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I've changed "House-to-House" to "Rat City".

See the new post for files and info.
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