Like most of you guys, I grew up with Garry’s Mod and it holds a special place in my heart. There was a time where I really enjoyed Roleplay gamemodes. Back in the days, I played a lot on the classic downtown_v2 created by The Pro in the late 2000s, and I quickly got really attached to this map.
I thought I could give it a try and recreate it in Source 2, with the tools provided with Half-Life Alyx and see what it could look like in a more modern version of it, without denaturating its original charm.
Just to be clear: it is my first map on Source 2, and I am still learning. There are a lot of things that could be better in this render, and I am aware of most of them. It is an experimentation, I am not planning to work furthermore on this map nor release it anytime soon. I might change my mind, someday, as my goal is to create more maps on Source 2, especially when S&box is released.
Your feedback is welcome, as there is probably a lot that I could learn from you guys.
Here are the screenshots, so you can compare the two versions :