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This map is not dead. It won't die. I won't let it. I work now as a freelance graphic designer so a lot of my time is spent doing that. However, recently I have spent some time working on the map and it seems to be getting towards the completed stage. I'm not sure how it will work on a live server filled with players but hopefully nothing catastrophic will happen.
I would like this thread to be used to give me criticism on the map, not whether or not the map is dead or not. I know I haven't posted any recent screenshot to crit but you can still offer ideas if you like.
[highlight]Hello[/highlight], and welcome to City12, District 14,
An urban city centre, located in former East Germany. District 14 features a vast range of large and small buildings, huge amounts of Interactivity throughout the District, Incredible detail all of which adds to the Urban City Atmosphere. The Dawn lighting also adds to the atmosphere I was looking for.
District 14 is different to the majority of Districts in that it caters too the needs of Civil Protection and Overwatch more than the general Citizens. This is due to the Districts rail links to the nearest detension centre.
The District is heavily monitored by cameras, combine checkpoint and constant Overwatch chatter on nearby speakers and consoles.
As you enter the district, you easily note the cracks and discoloured mortar in the buildings.
Now, down to Business, The buildings which will be in the city still WIP:
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]Trainstation[/i] -[/b][/highlight]
The citizens life begins here, the Trainstation. One of the main buildings in the entire HL2 game I had to make this one special, the station will have rail links to A nearby Detension Prison Centre; Similar to Nova Prospect in it's own Style.
Within the trainstation will be a CPAP, Civil Protection Authority Point, This is where Combine soldiers, Civil Protection officers etc will be stationed unteil dispatched thoughout the District and City, this is also A place where Citizens may be questions, restrained then transported to the Prison Facility. Aswell as the above, Civil Protection, Overwatch officers etc can re-group, refuel weapons and ammunitions and hold Citizens in the temporary cells.
The trainstation will have speakers shouting announcements out of them randomly, Breen screens and smaller monitors showing images, No animations or NPCs on them.
A four minute Video walking around the Trainstation and CPAP of the city.
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]Prison Detension Centre[/i] -[/b][/highlight]
As stated in the Trainstation Section above, the Prison will have links to the Station, this is something A RP map has never had before, or atleast well done.
A short video of the Trainstation to Prison train in action. Train is subject to change, update.
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]CPAP[/i] -[/b][/highlight]
Once again as stated, The Civil Protection Authority Point will be located within the Trainstation and will lead of to rail links towards the Prison. The CPAP will feature, Ammunition and Weaponary rooms, Overwatch Consoles, monitors etc, Interrogation rooms and Temporary Holding cells.
I think having all three of the Main buildings linked together should create some realistic Roleplay action alone. Without other buildings I have planned.
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]Rebel Radio Station[/i] -[/b][/highlight] POSSIBLE REMOVAL.
Originally a warehouse used for storing Car parts is now a Hidden Rebel Radio Station. Pretty simple? That's where you are wrong, this radiostation has a working radio powered up to several batteries. Plug all three in, switch on the radio and hear it play Combine chatter, Overwatch speaking to one another etc. It is effectivily A radio hacked into the combine transmission Frequency.
The radio plays 16(Maximum a Logic Case can hold) Sounds of combine chatter randomly, this is what I was talking about more Interactivity.
I must add I had help from [url=http://www.halfwit-2.com/][highlight]Halfwit[/highlight][/url] to get this radio working correctly so thankyou Bud.
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]Small Warehouse[/i] -[/b][/highlight] POSSIBLE REMOVAL.
This disused warehouse could be used for a rebel storage seeing as there is a pit in the ground which unwinds to reveal a holding area. This along with the other warehouses is in the industrial estate of City 12 District 14. Video of the floor pit in action, needs some work, I want it too move faster.
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]Citizen Apartments[/i] -[/b][/highlight]
This is the building where the citizens get sent to after arriving at the trainstation, they get issued a an apartment number and room and off they go, it's a form of population control by the combine. The apartment block is found around the park which is outside the Train Station.
[highlight][b]C12 District 14 [i]Industrial Sector[/i] -[/b][/highlight]
Otherwise known as the slums of City 12 District 14 the industrial sector is a very run down, abandoned section of the city monitored only by the occasionally by the odd combine scanner. The combine have no real reason to check this section of the city so they leave it, only to be visited if needed. The Industrial sector is home of several beat up warehouses, abandoned apartments, disused stores, back alleys and more. In the case you are chased by the combine into this black of C12 you can easily lose them via the tight, narrow concrete hallways this sector is infamous for.
I have got alot of inspiration playing various levels in hl2 and hl2 ep1/ep2, which is why some rooms especially in the prison hold the same theme and similar designs, but layouts are different and I made sure of that. I have focused alot on detail and lighting when making this map and want it to be a map which will be remembered because of it, aswell as its roleplay potential.
That's all for now, when I make a bit more of the map I will post some more information on new buildings, like Apartments, Sewer, Combine Checkpoints, Park etc.
Now the big wall of text is over, Some/alot of you may have skipped all that and just came down here, Your loss really, you will not know what is going on and why.
Layout of city.
For the full sized image:
[highlight]CPAP - Civil Protection Authority Point[/highlight] [i]Converted Section of the trainstation.[/i]
[highlight]-Main Citizen Apartments-[/highlight]
Yes I have more areas of the map complete, small sections of the City is done aswell as part of the sewer system I plan to include. I had to reconstruct part of this map to reduce on brushes, I did this by removing a chunk of the trainstation and the laundry room & washroom you may have seen in my previous thread.
Hope you like it and have Questions I am happy to answer, Comments, Critisism and Ideas are always Welcomed. I'm aware some things need tweaking, like making sure the same enviromental lighting is present throughout the map, at the moment it seems like the trainstation is brighter than say the prison natural lighting. I would like to add aswell that the screenshots seen above are no way the complete thing, expect subtle or large changes in lighting.
I like it good job
Nice map you have there :)
Not too bad, you got the idea for the c17 trainstation look.
I think you should change the strange windows at the end of the first large picture.
The architecture is suitably impressive and fitting with the overall hl2 theme and I am loving the lighting in the rebel base. It looks excellent.
[QUOTE=Primus8]Not too bad, you got the idea for the c17 trainstation look.
I think you should change the strange windows at the end of the first large picture.[/QUOTE]
Do you mean that one?
Also, I may be changing the colour slightly, from white to an orangy one, So it looks like it's dawn.
I don't think you showed those pictures last time you showed the map, good job Ducky :D
The warehouse is brand new.
So it's sp?
Will download upon release.
[QUOTE=Cuel]So it's sp?
Will download upon release.[/QUOTE]
Roleplaying to be correct.
God I'm stupid. Missed the name.
Personally I dislike the lighting in the trainstation
Good work none the less
[QUOTE=shiggbat]Personally I dislike the lighting in the trainstation
Good work none the less[/QUOTE]
The natural lighting through the windows or the human lighting?
Gorgeous architecture, lighting, prop placement and just about everything. Sensational work.
I like it, good brushwork.
Going to start work on the Prison now, I really want it to look good so it may be a while before I post anything new. Oh, because I lost my hl2dm and other settings on SDK I have it make it in EP2 hammer.
You finally finishing it then Sir Duck? Nice one (Gilson here.)
Do you mind if Steel-Films uses this as our staple RP map?
It is not finished.
This looks incredible, the architecture and everything!
Amazing! Gold stared, and good luck you have my download!
[QUOTE=1 Duck]It is not finished.[/QUOTE]
I know that, but when you do Dear.
I'd rather you not call me dear, I don't care if you are gay [i]still[/i].
</3 But still, can we use it when it's released?
I don't see why not. Now back on topic.
Indeed. I'm having your babies 1 Duck, not him.
[spoiler]I'm straight really ¬_¬[/spoiler]
I really like this map, I can not wait for it to be released.
How is it you're doing the prison train without it being Jerky like CityXs, or extremely short?
It won't be jerky because the majority of it will be straight through a underground tunnel, I guess for the train because I have to keep it in gameplay sense, going on the possibility that more than one person may be on it or watching it go, therefor I can't use teleports. So, Porbaly just a normal train on a track going a fairly large distance.
Can't you teleport a group at once? Or maybe have them transfer to another train in the tunnel?
Yeah, but other players could be watching a train vanish.
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