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Chillbox CTF

Post by Dutchrai » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:42 pm

Before I go for a holiday I decided to get all the ice out of my fridge and make a map out of it. The map's called 'Chillbox' and rather obviously inspired by the famous Pillbox. No idea if it's playable or not, haven't tested it, it might be crap, even put my name to shame, but I put it up anyway:

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Will be on holiday from June 12 to July 6...yeah! Please leave any feedback right here, I'll pick this little'o'project up again when I get back.

P.S.: Thanks to trepan, once again, for helping me out with some technical, yet crucial, details.
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Post by joevano » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:09 pm

Who cares if it is playable... the screen shot is amazing. Do you work in graphics design?

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Post by DJ Atomica » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:13 pm

WOAH! Nice work there. I hope that will be a playable field in the Pillbox League.
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Post by dartman » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:18 pm

Yeah, that map looks really awesome. Not only does it look really awesome from a grapical standpoint, but I can imagine it playing really awesomely as well.

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Post by L4m3r » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:01 pm

Dutchrai, you are a machine. Amazing.
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Post by Blazing King » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:25 am

thats so cool wered u get the idea from
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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:17 am

The idea started with a classic Pillbox layout. I also wanted to do a snow and ice themed map, and this is the result.

By the way, there will be no flags (except team flags of course), no jumping, all in true Pillbox style.
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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:59 am

A few modifications have been made:

1) Added some protection near the bases

2) Attached metal bars to the ice tunnels. A small thing, but tactically, these bars can be very very interesting:
- they allow for 'kami kazi' (a.k.a. suicide) shots (try to discover this unique feature)
- they create a passage through the map center
- they prevent (useful) camping at the centre
- they force tanks to go around and meet up close

3) Increased tank speed by 30%

4) Some optimizations (technically and in file size)
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Post by MonsterMan++ » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:31 am

Hey Dutchrai, you're a true map maker in my opinion! That's awesome! Can't wait to play it...
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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:17 am

In that case, why wait? It's on a public server:

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P.S.: I updated the screenshot in the first post to reflect the latest changes.
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:45 am

I played on it a good bit ago. Way to go. It's awesome. :)

I wonder how it would be if you made it slide...

/set _friction and mess around with it :) snowy ice stuff.

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Post by BinarySpike » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:29 am

the screen shot is amazing. Do you work in graphics design?
That stuff ain't hard at all if you have a good development system...


I like the little boxes you have... can you see slightly through them? like so you could see tanks on the other side?

From the picture I would say it looks like an overall good map.
1) Added some protection near the bases
P.S.: I updated the screenshot in the first post to reflect the latest changes.
Still doesn't look like enough though...

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Post by Legolas_ » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:57 pm

Just went on it right now, nice map. You should i think add some friction variables like dw suggested

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Post by tw1sted » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:56 pm

wow

im gonna go play it right now before my keybord explods with druel :p

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