This map was originally a high school senior project I did back in 2008. It was basically a replica of a portion of my high school, messily made in Hammer. After Left 4 Dead 1 was released I got the original map and gave it a horror movie aesthetic and converted it into a Left 4 Dead map, mainly for friends to play. I slowly over the years would go back to it every so often and add some more to it and have friends play it. They kept telling me to release it but I was hesitant for numerous reason. It didn’t really smoothly end, mainly staying in a state of waiting for the next map. Likewise, I never really wanted to release it because I was afraid of the backlash of releasing a pretty accurate replica of a real life school and having Left 4 Dead characters shooting human silhouettes.
Last week though, a friend of mine showed interest of replaying Left 4 Dead 2, since we haven’t played it in awhile. After a night of some pretty good fun I decided, what the hell, to rework the map and actually finish it.
So here’s the map I’ve been holding onto for a few years, there’s probably a bit of weird bugs and errors, and the instructor hints don’t work, but my friends thought it was awesome so I decided to publicly release it! You start in some office lounges, then go through the main hall area before going to the finale in the band hall!
-I’m pulling the number out of my ass but 90% of the textures in the map are custom made. I took pictures of various surfaces, signs, and materials to create a pretty accurate recreation of my high school.
-On that note, the way I kept it close to being accurately in scale, I measured the length of the mall tiles and used it as a reference in comparison to hammer grid units. Everywhere else though are close approximations.
-There are a few areas where I take creative liberties either due to me not remembering exact floor plan layouts and to make the map actually fun to play.
1 single map. Supports COOP, VERSUS, SCAVENGE, and SURVIVAL. (I haven’t fully gotten my friends around to testing this so expect issues, but it should work completely fine.)
Download on the STEAM Workshop here: