There have been many mapping collabs on facepunch over the years. Some have dissipated without a trace, some have died along with the OP, and others have gone on to greatness. Hopefully this one at least does something.
This is RP_CoastalCity.
RP_CoastalCity draws heavily on my love for the west coast. The biggest influences on the style are the beach communities in Southern California, like Santa Monica and the various Beaches (Hermosa, Miami, and Manhattan). I’ve spent a lot of time over the years in these areas and they really are some of my favorite places to be. CoastalCity aims to be an ode to these places and not so much a direct rip off of their design. The community I’m aiming to represent here is an upper-class shopping and residential district, with a few bigger businesses by the elevated freeway (which doesn’t exist yet). I haven’t set much about the map in stone, but I am aiming for a sunset time of day during the summer. I’ve got temporary skyboxes and lighting in place, as well as basic custom models for various ideas that I’ve had.
Here’s the part you’re actually interesting in reading about.
While I am a man with a vision, I am not an expert modeler or mapper. That’s where all you wonderful people come in. I’ve allocated space for plenty of buildings, shops, and apartments ready to be filled by your creations. I’ve compiled a list of models and scenery items that I need to have made, and I want to give you the most creativity I can, within reason. While I could do all of this myself, the map would not only be terribly optimized and look half-assed, it would also be bland and lacking inspiration. There’s only so much creativity in my head.
Here is the basic outline of the city and the planned areas within it.
All measurements are in hammer units
**NOTE: These are the initial plots available - I’m testing the waters to see how much interest there is in this collab and more plots will be added if there’s a genuine interest from the community.
****NOTE 2: All of these initial plots are located in the shopping district - again more will be added in more places as interest comes up.
NOTE 3: The deep and corner plots were placed mostly with storefronts in mind - ie buildings that connect with the adjacent structures as seen in one of the screenshots. This isn’t required but keep it in mind when using those plots.**
**Deep 640x1024 Plot **
Taken: AeonCastle, Steinman78
**Corner 896x896 Plot**
**Wide 1024x640 Plot**
*Taken: TheGoodDoctorF, Sparkthunder, Aspen
**Big Corner 1440x896 Plot**
*Taken: ExplosiveCheese, spreadkiller
To claim a plot for whatever you want to build, simply reply to the thread with which one you want and what you’re planning on building. If you don’t have an idea yet but want to come up with something, that’s okay too. Either way, make sure you read the building guidelines below.
I encourage you to be as creative as you can when designing buildings, but keep in mind there’s a general style I’m going for - realistic. Sorry, no castles or medieval cottages here (unless you can come up with a genuine reason for it? O.o)
Here are the buildings that are completed/semi-done so far, to give you a good idea of what the map is trying to be.
So that’s about it for now. Hopefully this can be something fun, great, and enjoyable for everyone involved, and at the end of the day we’ll have a cool map for the community.
Thanks for reading,