• The Facepunch "Yap and Blabber" Chat Thread
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  • I usually load my grooveshark with ambient tracks, here's a couple of my favourites when mapping. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74spJD2oEPg[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slYWGkC8eXA[/media]
  • [QUOTE=cwook;35015602]I love to listen to Solar Field's music, he made the music for Mirror's Edge and also 'Movements'. Over an hour of awesome ambience.[/QUOTE] Man, takes me back MONTHS to when I started making my Mirror's Edge inspired map (still going!). The entire few weeks of me mapping it consisted of me going to last.fm and playing Solar Fields radio while I mapped for hours on end. It always seems to give me some inspiration to make something else in my map, and further progress it (and hope that Mirror's Edge 2 will FINALLY have some news). Ambient music is simply amazing. And the Mirror's Edge Soundtrack isn't a soundtrack, it's a work of art, just like the rest of the game.
  • [video=youtube;slldMEPvUqA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slldMEPvUqA[/video] [video=youtube;qchPLaiKocI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qchPLaiKocI&ob=av2e[/video] Funky music always gets me in the mood to make some maps.
  • [QUOTE=kaine123;35016437]Funky music always gets me in the mood to make some maps.[/QUOTE] I love funky music! Ellie Goulding sort of has funky music. You might like her.
  • What I'm looking to figure out is how exactly HDR is supposed to look. I have certain sections of my map where I catch myself thinking, "Well, uh, I think that's enough." Certain parts are obviously blaring and I'm fixing that, but I don't know when enough is enough. So, right now I'm looking at HDR photos and other mapping pictures. Hm.
  • [QUOTE=wauterboi;35016487]So, right now I'm looking at HDR photos and other mapping pictures. Hm.[/QUOTE] Tell us what you find!
  • [img]http://media.smashingmagazine.com/images/fantastic-hdr-pictures/hdr-76.jpg[/img] I find this picture to be very awesome, that's what. I think the thing that weirds me out with Half Life 2's HDR is it provides kind of a dreamy blur.
  • [t]http://images.vg247.com/current//2012/03/de_lake0164.jpg[/t] CS GO looks incredible and i need it [QUOTE=mopman999;35015606] How often do you guys map?[/QUOTE] I often do nothing for weeks at a time and then spend like 8 hours straight mapping on a weekend this is probably a bad habit
  • Anyone else like old-style hip hop? [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU6og94qDwk[/media] funny thing is this guy's [url=https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=brother+ali&ix=seb&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=679&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi]white as fuck[/url] [editline]5th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Juniez;35016775][t]http://images.vg247.com/current//2012/03/de_lake0164.jpg[/t] CS GO looks incredible and i need it[/QUOTE] models :eng101:
  • also the entire thing looks dynamically lit, which is awesome because model shading in source has always been not very good
  • [QUOTE=Juniez;35016811]also the entire thing looks dynamically lit, which is awesome because model shading in source has always been not very good[/QUOTE] Maybe Valve is unlocking the projectedtexture limit /optimistic
  • [QUOTE=cwook;35016850]Maybe Valve is unlocking the projectedtexture limit /optimistic[/QUOTE] well even if they limited it into 1 sun light I would be happy also ratatat is pretty awesome while mapping imo
  • [QUOTE=azgag;35016946]brb stealing a steamBox at GDC. oh and CS:GO too.[/QUOTE] nab one for me too while you're at it please? :v:
  • [QUOTE=mopman999;35016103]I get distracted by links random friends send me[/QUOTE] Don't befreind aspen then...it used to be a new dubstep or garage link every few mins. Distractions and brain rotting all in one. Boots up sdk and finds some nickleback for the day. I'll map to quite active music, and make my game to some more sombre stuff, so i can do some meditation to bring models forth...
  • I map to what works...i got a real variety of music. I got some evenescance/nightwish, paradise lost for when i need to listen to some really dark music, let loose and alan parsons for laid back music, shinedown and alter bridge are reserved for destroying mappers blocks. This week Nickelback seems to be working well. *just switched to presidents of the usa...i need some mental tunes.
  • [QUOTE=IronPhoenix;35018492]I map to what works...i got a real variety of music. I got some evenescance/nightwish, paradise lost for when i need to listen to some really dark music, let loose and alan parsons for laid back music, shinedown and alter bridge are reserved for destroying mappers blocks. This week Nickelback seems to be working well.[/QUOTE] Anything that doesn't* pre-date '99 isn't going to get a listen by me, I'm afraid. I suppose it's just a matter of taste. Edit: Forgot a word.
  • [QUOTE=NicoleEmilid;35018509]Anything that pre-dates '99 isn't going to get a listen by me, I'm afraid. I suppose it's just a matter of taste.[/QUOTE] Interesting really, seeing as i have stuff from the 1940's and 50's. I listen to what i like, i don't listen to a specific class of music, or from a specific time period. For me, this is quite an inspirational song: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwhbcdbkeXY[/media] But so is this: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T09UhAXTRN0&feature=channel_video_title[/media] But then again, most people are probably classed as sane compared to presidents.
  • [QUOTE=NicoleEmilid;35018509]Anything that doesn't* pre-date '99 isn't going to get a listen by me, I'm afraid. I suppose it's just a matter of taste. Edit: Forgot a word.[/QUOTE] Errrr, Nickelback date to 1995. Just thought I'd say, anyway I usually find myself listening to Pink Floyd, Eminem, System of a Down, Slipknot, The Cranberries, Fallout 3 Music, Dido, Alanis Morissette. So quite a mixed music group.
  • I don't have any special mapping music, I just listen to what I listen while doing anything else, so basically 70's / 80's rock/pop. But I have to listen to something while mapping. Mapping without music is just impossible :v:
  • Looking for good classic rock look no further. [url]http://www.181.fm/playing.php?station=181-eagle[/url] [i]Then again almost all classic rock is good.[/i]
  • Ok, I heard talk of a teamspeak server, then it petered out... I'd personally love the idea of a mappers' TS server, just chillin' and mappin' and such.. But yeah, map for 2 days straight hen nothing for 2-4 months at a time. Fucking TINY EXPLOSIONS! love that song and almost all of their other songs! Presidents of the US of A, love it.. (I just wanted to be included, I saw so many talking topics and had to chime in on them all..)
  • [QUOTE=Juniez;35016882]well even if they limited it into 1 sun light I would be happy also ratatat is pretty awesome while mapping imo[/QUOTE] Fuck yeah Ratatat! Also The Black Keys.
  • If anybody was interested in a TS server I have chucked one up to see how it goes, it will be on 24/7. fpmapping.zapto.org Fucking goddamnit, need to set our external IP statically.
  • [QUOTE=relinquish;35020144]I've done nothing productive all day.......yay.[/QUOTE] I was going to, then i started talking to deadchicken, and it all went downhill.