Rp_CastleHill

http://www.garrysmod.org/img/?t=dll&id=86520

Here’s a map called rp_castlehill.

I’ve been working on it for half a year, but never got to the point of completion. And now I don’t know if I ever will so therefore I’m releasing what’s done of it.

It’s basicly a freespace rp medieval map.

Featuring:

A big castle at the center of the map placed on a hill.

An epic old temple in the mountain area with some cool stuff.

A small village, all houses are enterable.

A barn

A forest

A thieves hideout in the forest.

A lake and river.

This map is full of bugs and needs optimizing.
I don’t have the time to fix this myself, but the vmf file of the map is included in the download if you want to do the work yourself!

And since the map suffers from theese issues, it’s not good for online play. But it’s a great scenery.

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The Throne hall. (mayor’s office)
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6561/rpcastlehill280010.jpg

The Tavern
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The “Random store”
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The regular houses interior:
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Interior of the Foresthouse:
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The prison:
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Interior of the Keep:
Floor #1
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Florr #2
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Floor #3
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Oh my wow. This is very well done! It’s a true shame that you can’t finish it up!

The lighting in the main outdoor area would look even better in a dusk like tone. This is so artistic, you get a palette! Is there any hope at all of you being able to put any more time into it at all?

You are brilliant with castle maps.

Very good map. My only complaints is that some of it is a tad blocky, and there is a lot of barren landscape. Otherwise, nice work.

Great map, badly optimized.

I’ve been optimizing it in Hammer for a good 30 minutes now. Can’t wait to play it in all it’s glory. :buddy:

Oh my, I am so thankfull for that! I’m not very good at optimizing maps :frowning:

I would be extremely happy if you sent me the optimized version when you’re done! :slight_smile:

If you want to mýou may release it yourself! Just mention me in the credits :slight_smile:

What’s with the random light_spot shining down on the church? o.o
If you wanna make that effect, why not use a more realistic light, or texture light, or glow even.

There is an old map that is very similar to this. Your’s is probably better though.

http://www.garrysmod.org/img/?t=dll&id=52585

Here.

Yeah, Yours is better.

Yeah i know about this map, it actually inspired me to make make castlehill.

Despite it being incomplete, I LOVE this map.

Yay, you finished it!

Awesome.

Needs a 3D skybox.

So many people forget to make one, it’s really not that hard and it makes your map look 10x better.

What the hell, I start working on a castle map. Spent about 2 hours working on the towers (imma first timer) and then come on FP. Guess what? Someone already made an awesome castle map :open_mouth:

Mind if I make an RP mode for this map?

Be my guest! :smiley:

And the reason that there’s no 3D Skybox is cause i didn’t have the time to learn how to do it and how to make one :frowning:

But since the VMF file is included when you download the map, I encourage you do add things yourself and make the map better! I’d be glad if someone fixed the the map and made it really awesome. my intention with this map was to make a cool Medieval map to play on, but i never got the time to fully finish it.

The one problem I have is that some of the textures flicker and some brushes pop in and out of visibility at the corner of my eye.

That cracked me up.

How exactly do you optimize maps anyways?

Edit: nvm i will figure it out later

Does this need ep2?

…whats so funny about it…?

Agreed.

Well, anyway:

You weren’t kidding when you said this was buggy.
Nodrawed brushes out in the open, weird shadows, the walls on the barn disappear when you look at it for too long…

To name a few.

I hope that whomever takes this and decides to fix it knows what he’s doing, because there is a LOT of potential here.