What do you want in a RP map.

I am starting a project tomorrow, I want people to tell me what should go in the rp map.

Also questions

  1. How can I make a custom texture.
  2. How can I make a train.
  3. How do I find leaks.
  4. How do I pak textures into a map.
  5. Whats nice sunny lighting to use?
  6. Whats a decent wall width. ( I use 16)

Here are some random suggestions.

Outskirts of town.
Train.
Shooting range.
Military base.
Sewers.
Strip club.
Tall building.
Those were off the top of my head. Just ideas, I have only made 1 map and bellow are some Pics.

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  1. Func_Train and path_corners
  2. Load the pointfile, I think it’s under “View”
  3. The default lighting for env_environment is fine most of the time.
  4. Depends if you can go around it or not. If I’m making a hallway that you don’t be able to see the other side of the wall, 1-2 px. If you can, about 4-12, depending on the architecture (for example, all the walls in a bunker would be thick concrete, whereas the walls in a luxury hotel would be a bit thinner)

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Also, do something that hasn’t been done before. No more military bases, no more half-life cities, no more deserts. Do something like White Forest, with log cabins and a little hunting community or something. That would be cool.

Wallpaper and road in what appears to be a combine citadel? Hmmn, something not right here.

How the fuck was rp_mars a citadel it was anything, but that.

theres a team looking for a rp map maker in gamemode

http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?p=16593923#post16593923&ref=ticker

May you provide a link?

Also I am only starting little IE a small rural community with a small part of town the rest of town is a 3d skybox, but I plan on a subway sewers ect.

Wow I cant believe you kiss your mom with that mouth. If you would like some help with that anger problem of yours I will gladly give you some helpful information and how to contact a consoler in your area.

“selby3962 posted:
Wallpaper and road in what appears to be a combine citadel? Hmmn, something not right here.”

Do you have trouble reading or your not very bright? He stated from the pictures it looks like a bland pure combine texture citadel with random wall paper and road( which it does) Hmm where could these textures you repeatedly be used come from? Yes your map is so famous and everyone heard of the amazing rp_mars.

Says the person that cant spell councilor.

Also Don’t derail my thread.

Looks pretty good for one of your first maps, but I would change the displacements, as they are very spikey. It also looks like most other RP maps, dark, and looks like the Combine have taken over.
Now, to answer your questions:

  1. How can I make a custom texture. - Use VTFEdit to make the texture/material, you can make a texture from anything, just open it with VTFEdit for it to work in Hammer.
  2. How can I make a train. - They are a pain in the ass.
  3. How do I find leaks. - Load pointfile after saving and compiling.
  4. How do I pak textures into a map. - Pakrat, easy to use. Select the textures/models/sounds and it will do the rest.
  5. Whats nice sunny lighting to use? - I usually just make the sun, and dont color it.
  6. Whats a decent wall width. ( I use 16) - I use 8 to 16.
  1. Light_Environment and a env_sun use this for the environment settings depending on the skybox: http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Sky_List
  2. I use 8-16

Gun Store with No Weapon Spawn (example of map with weapon spawn is hometown)
No Nuke (oviscity)
PLenty of houses
Clubs
good PD

I’d go for some kind of Alien off-world colony type thing.

No combines, just stuff like Blade Runner and Total Recall, lots of steaming pipes and cool viewing domes, maybe set into a cliff or something.

Food for thought anyway.

I am done making space maps, after this map im making a space-station, I need more vaid ideas.

detail.

triggers.

a specific “feel”

Easter eggs.