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Sand Blaster (Experimental)

Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:01 am

UPDATE JUNE 8: Released this experimental version as final under the name Sand Blaster V2

Although Sand Blaster has only recently been released, I am making some updates. All these updates will be live on the shellshock.bzflag.bz:4500 server, so you can give feedback at anytime. Until the updates are final, this map will be called Sand Blaster Experimental.

For a start, I never liked the North West corner. It has now been replaced with a nuclear reactor complex. The attached shot shows this area with collision trees (used for manual optimization).

There are also some material changes, minor tweaks and further optimizations. Some you can see, some you can't :-)

I will log all changes in the change log below.

Change Log:
June 4 - Added nuclear reactor complex
June 5 - Added huge cooling tower (my first wings 3d model...lol)
June 5 - Some material changes
June 5 - Collision detection optimization
June 6 - Added jumpable ramps to the chimneys (for those acrobats among you)
June 6 - Enlarged first level of chimney structures
June 6 - Moved teleporter from behind chimneys to the front
June 6 - Material changes in the North East corner (more glass)
June 6 - Added 'aquarium' window inside the Mountain Lake
June 7 - Added another window inside the Mountain Lake
June 7 - Added a ledge along the dam-wall inside the Mountain Lake
June 7 - Added 'gold-edged' pyramids (an idea by Trepan)
June 7 - Several material changes
June 7 - Fixed 'can get stuck a bit' in mass-driver (aka 'tank canon')
June 8 - Increased tank speed by 40%
June 8 - Tuned radar range
June 8 - Removed jumpable ramps from chimneys (they were not being used)
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Post by Legolas_ » Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:51 pm

thats sweet! I like the wires.

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Post by ^nightmare^ » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:25 pm

What are all those lines on the screeny?
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Post by joevano » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:41 pm

^nightmare^ wrote:What are all those lines on the screeny?
Dutchrai wrote: The attached shot shows this area with collision trees (used for manual optimization).
There is your answer :P

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Post by ^nightmare^ » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:40 pm

donny_baker wrote:
^nightmare^ wrote:What are all those lines on the screeny?
Dutchrai wrote: The attached shot shows this area with collision trees (used for manual optimization).
There is your answer :P
o thats cool, how did you make it to be able to do that?
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Post by Dutchrai » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:42 am

It's for development only.

You'll have to start you BZFLag client with the -d parameter, then go to the options menu and play with all the extra settings :-)
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Post by MonsterMan++ » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:31 am

Wow, that looks awesome! Are you going to put that on public server list?
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Post by Dutchrai » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:09 am

It already is on a public server. Look for shellshock.bzflag.bz:4500.
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Post by Dutchrai » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:40 pm

Several changes again today, check the changelog in the first post for details. However, I would like to highlight one thing:

The kinda standard 'laser deflect' pyramids now have golden edges to match the theme of the map. It's based upon a cool idea by trepan (who made a 10000 poly concept...wicked). Don't worry though, this final pyramid is low-poly count. Play on shellshock.bzflag.bz:4500 to check it out!
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Post by Dutchrai » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:16 am

This map has now been finalized and has been released under the name Sand Blaster V2.

You can get it from the 'Map Releases' section in this forum.
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Post by Blazing King » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:27 am

that looks like a blue print in color
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Post by dartman » Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:56 am

WHoa. That ooks incredible. I'm heading there right now!

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