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Lazarus

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    Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands
  • Interests
    My kids are my everything, anything else is second.
  • Modding Interests
    Mapper
    Scripter
    Shaders
    Texture Artist
    General Modding
  • Gaming Specialty
    Dueling
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    Windows 11

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  1. I just got NRC as well installed, i find vertex modding a lot easier, though height and dragging is a thing you need to get used to by switching to the move tool, i got used to it now, and actually i felt i made a lot of progress. Also the snap to grid option when selecting everything is a live savior, which helps me filling the gaps i get when i used cut tool with drag vertex mode. This dragging tool is a lot more optimized than GTK. I do still try to figure out, so if @mjtis making a public tour, i gladly tag along
  2. The bigger the map, the more problems you are going to encounter, make it in sections, or better even, split in several maps (if you plan SP), For multiplayer, roaming NPC isn't smart, it will only cause server issues, and everytime a map restart if people kill all NPC's. Blocky isnt necessairy. You can "fake" curves (phong shader, where you smooth the rough edges over like blurring hard lines) This means, you can "45" degree it with a smooth curve in it. A lot of different textures, lights etc will help with the admosphere.
  3. Wrapped up the outer rock walls, the whole area is now nicely surrounded with rock wall. Starting to combine this with my grass blending (got now 4 different blends, and I really start to feel this area...) may gonna tweak the distance rendering of the sprites, but this really starts to look great. Maybe some occasional color of flowers in it or so.. gonna dig for that in it. I think the dry grass blended in the regular grass really makes it great. It pops, showing alteration that not everywhere the grass is green. And i changed the sun shader as you see, less yellowish, more grayish now, wich makes other colors more vibrant.
  4. I am bumping into a curious bug, where I set my disance cull in worldspawn to be 14500. For the map brushes it self this works fine, however, i find having models in the map, that the distance viewable of the model is about roughly 7500 units. Now i have a passage in which you can see up to about 9000 units, but the model (a ship) is a critical point to reach, which i want it to be displayed. This causes some problems, since you have to walk up to that 7500 unit point, in order for the model to pop in. Is there a way arround it. Attached screenshots.
  5. I did, since i was on holiday, and came back last week. I did see the message while on holiday, but no laptop with me, the beauty of holiday. Thanks!
  6. Heh, gimmie that beach looks great.
  7. I dont mind spending money on JKO at all, but does anybody have the kyle katarn sounds of JKO (so the whole singleplayer campaign voice acting). I am picking appart dialogue files to see if i can use it to create new dialogue for my mod, but the JKA dialogue with kyle is limited.
  8. Not that I am a reviewer of any type, but you got a lot of potential to fix the mistakes in this map (stretched textures, details, etc). This is a great first step, but I would build on that foundation and see how you can improve it.
  9. I am back from my holiday, and decided to work again on it. I changed editor (from GTK to NetRadiant) (thanks @mjt)and had to get the hang of it, since i am so used to work with GTK for the last 19 years. But i see the pluses now with a little thanks to the discord community i am again on my way in this project. Just a screenshot now. Filled the end area and now working on the winding path towards it. Gonna build an extension to this area (see already in the top view where i go out of the skybox) --edit-- and the update 3 hrs of work later
  10. All patches? or models? You may optimize them by converting them to models, rather than patches. It should boast some performance issues, and patches have the tendancy to bleed light (little sparks of light bleeding through the side of the patches). Looking good btw. The theme is certainly set in this map.
  11. There has been a 10 brushes contest on map-craft back in 2010 or so, was fun, since you had to be creative. (this meant 10 visible brushes, so your skybox didnt count). I can tell you, people started learning modeling like crazy The more fun challenge was the 5 texture in a certain box challenge. You get 5 active textures, and you get a layout in which you gotta work.
  12. You may be able to do this with an overlaying texture/shader at your camera point. Its done in JKA, 3 map when you go into the thermal station to disable the bombs. The camera has an overlay texture i think which is linked to a shader that makes it look like you are watching a live feed on a monitor. If you can modify the shader it spins and swirls certain textures in overlay, you could portrait that. It sounds to me the easiest. You have to trigger this though with a target_activate and a target_deactivate on a brush with a func_static. Requires a bit of scripting, but since you already work with the camera, i doubt it would then above your head.
  13. Personally I'd say out of a mappers oppinion, despite the bare surroundings, Tython looks like a fun challenge for me as a mapper with a love for outdoor terrain. But honestly, why gauging? I think i said this before somewhere but if you heart lies into it, who cares what others think? If you personally want to create all of them, why not? I made maps in the past, none /few would play i deemed a masterpiece, or maps that people simply loved (my clan's swoopbike track was a killer back in 2005), while i thought it was a fun thing to do in between.
  14. True,test your npc always. My mid is a shooter, i like challenges
  15. I agree with Circa on the visual distance part, thats is engine bound, however, you can work around it for a part if you are a mapper (its called a distancecull in the worldspawn) but still there is a limit on that (i sadly bumped into, since i am working on an outdoor map)
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