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Version 1.2 released; new game mode, new map, misc improvements

#1 2014-01-05 08:32:55

CommandoRash
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From: Clarksville, TN
Registered: 2013-11-12
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The Killing Box

New map!

Download here:
For a .exe file
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mdyrtnx8u64w … 20v1.0.exe

For a .zip file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzlxnidomr44m … 20v1.0.zip

Last edited by CommandoRash (2014-01-05 21:09:59)

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#2 2014-01-05 11:35:44

Smaragdadler
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Re: The Killing Box

Edit:

solved

Last edited by Smaragdadler (2014-01-08 23:08:50)

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#3 2014-01-05 16:30:29

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

Sorry, I'm fixing it, the talon.exe was a mistake too, you wont need that.

EDIT: Fixed, download here https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mdyrtnx8u64w … 20v1.0.exe

Last edited by CommandoRash (2014-01-05 17:11:21)

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#4 2014-01-05 17:48:06

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Re: The Killing Box

Edit:
solved

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#5 2014-01-05 18:21:11

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

The Data folder should be inside C:\games\talon\talon

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#6 2014-01-05 18:36:21

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Re: The Killing Box

Edit:
solved

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#7 2014-01-05 19:00:28

Scott
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Re: The Killing Box

Open the Console (Alt + ~) and it should show an error for the missing file(s) when you try to start a game.

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#8 2014-01-05 19:31:12

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Re: The Killing Box

Edit:

solved

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#9 2014-01-05 19:51:07

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

I'm really sorry, this is embarrassing. I should have tested this on my other computer before I posted. I'm working on it.

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#10 2014-01-05 19:53:45

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

Ok, it works now!!

Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mdyrtnx8u64w … 20v1.0.exe

The issue was all because I didn't include that gray33.png file.  I used all of the original Talon textures EXCEPT for the border around the garage doors! I was working late at night on this and totally forgot. Thanks guys for your help in solving this! I had no idea how to access the console until now.

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#11 2014-01-05 20:10:46

Smaragdadler
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Re: The Killing Box

YES it works now !!! smile

Thank you very much CommandoRash.
That's a cool indoor map with 3 Levels. Straight but wicked layout. Should give lot of fun playing this.
Hope to play it soon online against human opponents (hint to the VEX-Clan guys).

I also meddled already a little bit with the map editor, but I have no experience with map building. I found out how to transform terrain, but that is all. I better wait till Scott has written a mapping tutorial, before I try to get deeper in this.

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#12 2014-01-05 20:54:16

CommandoRash
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From: Clarksville, TN
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Re: The Killing Box

well if you're interested in map building, I definitely suggest playing around with torque constructor, it was a lot of fun making that map and I plan to update it with more details to make it as much fun to look at as it is to play. It was a big learning experience!

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#13 2014-01-05 21:10:18

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

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#14 2014-01-06 00:03:16

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

Found a bug in capture and hold where the top level cature point will score 1 and then reset to zero. I don't know how to fix this though.

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#15 2014-01-08 20:30:03

Scott
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Re: The Killing Box

I had a chance to play this briefly the other day, and it was fun! I want to play more of this map.

From an aesthetic perspective, it's good, if a bit plain, and the lighting is flat. That's really my only criticism: it could do with a bit more detail. Specifically, it would benefit from some trim/framing on the convex edges, like edges of the pedestals on the middle level and around the openings in the floors between levels. As for the lighting, I suggest keeping the ambient lighting very low, and using point lights in the centers of the rooms. The falloff around the edges gives a good approximation of ambient occlusion. Otherwise the structure is good and the textures are well-chosen and properly aligned. (Although I would recommend using the standard landing pad textures (with and without the repair symbol) so as to avoid confusion.) I like what you did with the structure of the bottom level specifically: the round pillars and the walls thicker at the base, it looks good and gives it a very solid feel; very appropriate for the basement level.

From a gameplay perspective, I think it's really good. I didn't play for very long, but it seems to flow well, it has good connections, and I like the size of the tunnels.

Overall I'm impressed, keep up the good work! It's great to see new maps made for Talon. big_smile

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#16 2014-01-09 03:23:49

CommandoRash
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Re: The Killing Box

Thank you for the comments! I have been working on the updates for the killing box for a few days now, work is much slower since the holidays are over, but the wait for the update will be well worth it! Scale of the level will change a bit too, I feel like the open areas are a bit larger than I originally intended. I'm going for a good dogfighting area, but not so big that some weapons seem to be traveling slower than they should, due to the room's overly largeness

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