Gm_Adirondacks W.I.P.

The Adirondacks of New York are one of my favorite places to go, I even have a camp up on a lake called Big Moose and it truely inspired me to make something like this. So enjoy the 50+ screenshots that I took off the latest version of the map.

Features:

3000+ trees
7 structures(buildings)
path/road ways
Waterfall
River
2 ponds
Other shit

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For the those about to whine:

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 7100 graphics card, so that extremely low fps is only because of that.
There are over 3000, yes, 3000 trees in the map as of right now, they are custom model’d to get better rates.
There are also a bunch of buildings from half-life 2, I didn’t make them, doy.

I’l tell ya now, it’s not done, not eveything is final.

Stop Trolling.

You could of atleast made the fog match up with the skybox.

Those trees look like the default ones, though there was a pack of trees going around with LOD. Which was pretty cool.

That bright blue fog is really mind-bending. You might want to dial that back a bit.

And, honestly, it doesn’t look like a very interesting map. The textures are very repetitive and, despite your generous use of trees, there are still parts that look bare and dull. Try adding more rocks and boulders around the stream, more underbrush and a greater variety of terrain textures.

Not too bad, it’s pretty empty and undetailed. I understand that it’s not final though.

Most people here prefer to see details or nice looking architecture/landscapes. I don’t mean any offense but right now it just looks like a generic forest, hopefully you can fix that though.

[editline]30th October 2010[/editline]

I suggest you do this OP, it will help make your forest look less repetitive.

You can’t shrug off any point of criticism by saying this. You need to listen to the points. For example, “It’s looking kinda bland.” You mustn’t just reply with “Well it’s not done yet.” If it really isn’t finished enough for any of these points to be valid then it shouldn’t be here until you’ve completed more.

If you did not want criticism, then what do you want from us?

probably praise.

OP, this is a fantastic map. It does take a lot to manage 3000+ trees in one map…nice job on the water as well.

Wow…the tiling is amazing and so obvious.

Seriously, get a better card in that rig. 8800gt’s only cost about 50 quid now.

Try and vary the 3000 trees you have there. It’s not an aspen forest, so don’t make it look like they’re all clones. Put dead trees and boulders and logs in various places

Pictures of testing a new waterfall
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Amazing tiling still.

Fix that please.

It’s a separate map for testing things, dumb dumb.

the entire map is like it.

Yup, well, no, the map is not a giant hollowed out cube with flat walls so I’l have to disagree, but about the tiling textures that you seem to pick a fight with, we’l see what happens to them

Still, you shouldn’t even know HOW to hollow or carve.

Troll post much? It’s a test map.

Illegal Danish; your map isn’t very good. You’ve done what every new mapper tries, and that’s attempt to make something massively out of their league. It’s useless attempting to make this map into something beautiful, because even if you had the time, you’d hit various Source limits. Honestly, it’s great that you’ve been ambitious enough to attempt this, but you’ll be better off making something new, say a few thousand units in diameter and put a lot of time and effort into it. I know from experience it’s gonna be damn hard making your map look nice. Size does not equal quality. So just start again, maybe even resize your current map, because a smaller map will be much easier to make sexy. Your displacements could use some work and small maps are a great place to start.

Also, responding to criticism with “it’s not finished” is pretty silly, because if it’s not finished people telling you what needs to be improved tells you where you need to finish off.

[editline]31st October 2010[/editline]

Also, nice waterfall.

Why did you post it then?

You want to show it off, yet you fob everything off with excuses.

Also…seriously, if the pc is slowing you up, you need a better rig.

Looking at the specs of the 7100, you couldn’t have done much worse. Just because it is a 7 series, it doesn’t mean it’s any good.