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mapper
30 Nov 2009, 01:42pm
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2341/ze2012.png

Map Name:
Ze_2012

Total Time Spent on map to date:
Lost track. I'm sure it's lots of time.

What is my map about?
Escaping from the zombies based on the movie 2012.

Completion Percentage?
85%

Current Map Plans/ What I will be doing?
Parts:
Spawn - Done
Bunker - Done
City - Done
Big building - Done
Snow area - Done
Plane (Bob Loblaw) - Done
Ark - (Bob Loblaw) - Done

Beta: Testing on the server.

Screenshots:
Spawn:

http://i47.tinypic.com/dlmh6v.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6814/ze20120000.jpg


City:
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4928/ze20120002.jpg
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/156/ze2012b30001.jpg


PLANE
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2358/planepicture.jpg
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6843/ze2012b30000.jpg
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6971/gmrealplanev1d0002.jpg

SNOW
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9237/ze2012snow0005.jpg
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8707/ze2012snow0003.jpg


APPARTMENT

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7988/ze2012b30003.jpg
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7578/ze2012b30004.jpg


Link to FPSB WIP:
http://www.fpsbanana.com/wips/34743

Programs Im using:
Photoshop Cs4
VtfEDIT
SourceSdk
Audacity

Map By:
Mapper
Bob Loblaw
SG-Community


<fieldset>
The story:
You begin in a bunker and you have to make your way to the city. Once in the city, dodge buildings, and others.
You'll have to walk in into a large building to get acces to the airplane. There are several alternatives and holdspots.
Once inside the plane, humans should go inside the cockpit, zombies inside the cargo.
A bit later, they will crash into a snow area and they will have to make their way to the sea where the ark is.
The ark is the final fight.



Suggestions are always welcome!</fieldset>


I'LL RELEASE THE BETA TOMORROW

b0red
30 Nov 2009, 02:02pm
If you have seen the movie this would be really cool.

Neji
30 Nov 2009, 02:23pm
For the door, do you mean something like this?

http://tilepost.com/images/hd281.jpg?

ATIX
30 Nov 2009, 03:24pm
I've worked on other collaboration projects before, and I suggest you to PLAN out the map *blueprints (a detailed sketch will do, so people can elaborate on your ideas and layout)
After you got that brain stormed, Divide that into scenes/sections. Then let people choose what they will create. Finally provide a vmf box on how the section size should be.

that's all for now good luck~

mapper
1 Dec 2009, 05:41am
I've worked on other collaboration projects before, and I suggest you to PLAN out the map *blueprints (a detailed sketch will do, so people can elaborate on your ideas and layout)
After you got that brain stormed, Divide that into scenes/sections. Then let people choose what they will create. Finally provide a vmf box on how the section size should be.

that's all for now good luck~

Yup, I was going to make that blueprint =P
With what should I make it? Ps ?

@ NEJI:

Yes that's a nice base texture, but i was thinking for another picture on that example you gave me. Example: egypt carving:

http://www.rama-arya.com/image_library/egypt/nile_komombo2.jpg

mapper
1 Dec 2009, 12:35pm
Damn. I finished spawn etc. Guess how big my map is ?
I only have a spawn, but all custom.

My spawn is already 24MB... cba i'll redo the textures -.-


Here's my blueprint atm:
I just drawed the big lines.
Everything what is transparent red is finished.
So Spawn is finished, and now i'm working on that small graveyard.
The displacements cliffs could be the most work of all.

Neji
1 Dec 2009, 02:16pm
Well, I'm gonna see the movie tonight, and I'm gonna start mapping ;)

Prez
1 Dec 2009, 02:40pm
Looks good, but it doesn't accurately reflect the movie at all. Not sure if you've seen it, or want the map to look like that though.

mapper
1 Dec 2009, 02:46pm
Looks good, but it doesn't accurately reflect the movie at all. Not sure if you've seen it, or want the map to look like that though.

I did, altho suggestions are allways welcome how you would map the movie or you could keep it secret :sad:

Mine has two things: The church wich falls down and the earth wich is also falling apart.

Metal
1 Dec 2009, 02:55pm
Spawn should be a bunker in a building.
You have to get out maybe with in 30-40 secs.
When you get outside you are in the street with 4-5 different ways.
Each path have traps that might kill you, like fire,holes and falling rocks.
After that you have to get on the big ass Russian plane, at the hanger door the back door
you got to hold off for 30-60 seconds. After the door shuts the plane fly's off and crashes in a snow area. you got to climb a hill to the ark and run though the ark to the control bay.
When your in the bay you got to hold the zombies off until the door shuts.
Than the inside of the ark fills with poison water or fire to kill the zombies.

The end

PingPong
1 Dec 2009, 03:05pm
^^^ but if there were more areas to cross and it being a big map with plently of ways and parts/sections would be good.

Metal
1 Dec 2009, 03:49pm
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p310/loneliger/Untitled-9.jpg
Ok, the 1st part is inside a underground bunker.
You get outside and run though the city street with maybe random fire, pitfalls ect.
you make it into a underground passway and there will be a few ways to get out.
The long simple one will fill with water and the water will stay up for about 60hp worth dmg.
After that it opens.

The other ones are small passage ways with traps.
Near the end you have to hold off, while 1-3 people or the whole team go to open the door
with the password. after that you get on the plane and pick a room.
You have to protect the door by not letting other zombies in.
But the fact it, the doors are facing each other so your team and shoot the zombie inside.
When you get to land, you take the exit from the inside of the plane, a small vent that opens and take that to get outside.
There should be a small delay for zombies like a glass door coming down to a zombie vent or something.

You run to the bunker and hold off

Lucid
1 Dec 2009, 06:49pm
Movie was O.K.

Real good concept for a map though.

Neji
1 Dec 2009, 09:34pm
I just watched the movie.

I will try to make the "ark", I just need some textures

Full, if you could make a texture like this (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs16/f/2007/133/d/7/Ogame_Space_Ship_Wallpaper_by_ToBiOh.jpg), that would be great.

mapper
2 Dec 2009, 05:53am
I was thinking. The city itself will also have many brushes. Im not an expert in this, but can you make the ark a model afterwarts ? Good luck with it tho.

fullmetal:didn't you tell me this:

spawn is inside a underground bunker.
You get outside and run though the city street with maybe random fire, pitfalls ect.
You get inside a plane wich transports you to a snow landscape.
and there a underground passway.
The long simple one will fill with water and the water will stay up for about 60hp worth dmg.
After that it opens.
I'll do that if we still have enough room

So We already got a bunker, i'll try and make a part of the city now with 3 different ways.

Another thing: A custom skybox is a must !
EDIT, nvm picture dissapeared.

NLS CEL
2 Dec 2009, 06:35pm
Im not too sure about a deadline of mid january, something like this needs much more planning. plus i will be in florida from the 22 of december til the 17 of Jan.

Zaraki
4 Dec 2009, 03:25pm
Spawn should be a bunker in a building.
You have to get out maybe with in 30-40 secs.
When you get outside you are in the street with 4-5 different ways.
Each path have traps that might kill you, like fire,holes and falling rocks.
After that you have to get on the big ass Russian plane, at the hanger door the back door
you got to hold off for 30-60 seconds. After the door shuts the plane fly's off and crashes in a snow area. you got to climb a hill to the ark and run though the ark to the control bay.
When your in the bay you got to hold the zombies off until the door shuts.
Than the inside of the ark fills with poison water or fire to kill the zombies.

The end

maybe chance to go by chopper? the part where they see the choppers with the animals under it and the russian fattyboy and his sons leave the beautiful russian lady all by herself with maniacs...
Maybe if you can go to that part in winterland-theme...? no good idea??

mapper
5 Dec 2009, 05:03am
Any tracks takes lots of enddata. I was thinking of teleports. But everyone in another teleport.
Then you get in a small plane(x50 planes, 1 for each player) and you see sky moving. (animated texture).
I'll try to work this out and see if this can be small in size. Otherwise, I'll keep it simple.

Btw, is it ok if I take some buildings of Half-Life for the city, or should I make them myself ?
I know, this will be seen as lazy(wich I am) but it doesn't change the gameplay and the buildings in halflife are (properly xD) better made.

Whazaaaaa
5 Dec 2009, 06:14am
If the buildings of Half-Life are better than its good to take them xD there is nothing lazy about it its just being smart xD

mapper
8 Dec 2009, 05:46am
I have to know, can I make teleports (noblock) ? or isn't noblock on the ze server.

Daze
8 Dec 2009, 05:51am
Noblock can be added for specific maps if deemed needy.

[AP3X.]
9 Dec 2009, 04:51am
Spawn should be a bunker in a building.
You have to get out maybe with in 30-40 secs.
When you get outside you are in the street with 4-5 different ways.
Each path have traps that might kill you, like fire,holes and falling rocks.
After that you have to get on the big ass Russian plane, at the hanger door the back door
you got to hold off for 30-60 seconds. After the door shuts the plane fly's off and crashes in a snow area. you got to climb a hill to the ark and run though the ark to the control bay.
When your in the bay you got to hold the zombies off until the door shuts.
Than the inside of the ark fills with poison water or fire to kill the zombies.

The end


I Like that idea but its very good still ;)

Ares018
9 Dec 2009, 12:16pm
This map looks cool so far, good luck!

mapper
9 Dec 2009, 02:07pm
Almost noone answered to my pm, so it seemed that you don't have any interests anymore.
I need 3 mappers for any of those jobs:



JOB 1: TAKEN!
Anyways, is any mapper up too make a large building(appartement maybe) with 3 entrances(& different ways) and you need to get to the top floor-> roof. Also make hold spots etc. In Progress by President Shadow

JOB 2: Available!
Also I need another mapper to make a small plane, only cockpit(as less brushes and as small as possible because it will get copied 50 times) The small cockpit won't move but an animated texture will.
So with an texture wich will look like the plane is acually moving.
Search google pics for "F-16" If you could get a model like that or make something like that would be awsome.
I need 1x cockpit no outside brushes except wings and an animated texture. and i need 1x the whole plane.

JOB 3: Available!
The next step is a snow area. I have not yet many ideas for this yet.
Altho it could be nice if someone wants to make a snowstorm =D
(don't make the plane here wich crashed, but do make a teleport_destination where you want players to spawn in that area.) Also, you need to see the 'road'. A snowstorm like in mw2 could be inspiration.
Make a way to an (frozen)ocean.

After the door shuts the plane fly's off and crashes in a snow area. you got to climb a hill to the ark and run though the ark to the control bay.
When your in the bay you got to hold the zombies off until the door shuts.
Than the inside of the ark fills with poison water or fire to kill the zombies.

NormandyAlive
9 Dec 2009, 03:53pm
Almost noone answered to my pm, so it seemed that you don't have any interests anymore.
I need 3 mappers for any of those jobs:



JOB 1: TAKEN!
Anyways, is any mapper up too make a large building(appartement maybe) with 3 entrances(& different ways) and you need to get to the top floor-> roof. Also make hold spots etc. In Progress by President Shadow

JOB 2: Available!
Also I need another mapper to make a small plane, only cockpit(as less brushes and as small as possible because it will get copied 50 times) The small cockpit won't move but an animated texture will.
So with an texture wich will look like the plane is acually moving.


JOB 3: Available!
The next step is a snow area. I have not yet many ideas for this yet.
Altho it could be nice if someone wants to make a snowstorm =D
(don't make the plane here btw)

I would do one of those but I don't have time and I'm currently working on my own map :blink1:

Prez
9 Dec 2009, 08:46pm
Basic structure of building done.

Screenshots:

Overall 1:
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9217/building1.png

Overall 2:
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6017/building2.png

Hold Room 1 (Entrance 1):
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7470/building3.png

Hold Room 2 (Entrance 2):
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/112/building4.png

Hold Room 3 (Entrance 3):
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6227/building5.png

Stairs for Each:
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/973/building6f.png

Will add textures and props/models as soon as I can.

[AP3X.]
10 Dec 2009, 11:38am
Nice Job So Far Guys Cant Wait To Play it , I would Help But i dont know how to work the program to make it :(

mapper
10 Dec 2009, 02:08pm
Worked today 5 hours on the bunker.
Look at the first page in pics.
Yea i know 5 hours uhh I did a lot of research too and added 2012 music. Also my own voice.

Neji
10 Dec 2009, 05:00pm
I'm workin on a snow area right now.

gundam538
12 Dec 2009, 01:26am
wow looks and sounds great! Good luck to you guys and take you time :)

Whazaaaaa
12 Dec 2009, 03:54am
But Neji how are u gonna do the snow storm? I would realy like to know that then.

mapper
12 Dec 2009, 06:09am
Probably with displacements (http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Displacement) and func_precipitation (http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Func_precipitation) density on maximum.

Be aware of the following:


Major glitches:

If the precipitation is too dense, causing more then 32000 vertices visible at once, it will cause a fatal crash. Dense precipitation is possible, but in sparsely populated areas.
If you have rain and water in the same map, make sure they are positioned so that the rain does not go into the water. This has not been verified as a crash-causing glitch, but by preventing this, you can avoid more serious glitches.
Make sure your rain stays within your map. Rain and snow fall some ways below the end of your func_precipitation, and as such could fall out of your map. This has been noted as causing a map lock-up, yet does not create a compile glitch. So, it is worth checking if you have precipitation in your map.
If you use a func_smokevolume brush under your func_precipitation, make sure that there is enough space in between, so that the precipitation, as it falls down, doesn't enter the smoke volume below. If it does, the map will stop loading at the end of the progress bar (there are no compile errors).

Minor glitches:

Sometimes, when a func_precipitation is next to a thin enough wall, the rain or snow will fall through the wall and into your building. Since func_precipitation is a cosmetic entity, this has no effect on gameplay.
The density keyvalue is based on the volume of the individual func_precipitation. Because of this, having several func_precipitations of varying sizes with the same densities can create a varying rain intensity. This is not a glitch, but can be difficult to alter exactly. In this case, a good guess will have to do. You can, of course, calculate the volumes of the individual func_precipitations, by multiplying length, height and depth of each and compare the results.
If there is a point_camera entity active in a map containing rain, it will generally cause the rain to not render at all. This can be verified in game using the r_rainprofile 1 cmd. A work around for this is to of course disable any cameras when a player is to see rain, (add an I/O trigger: OnTrigger camera_name SetOff) --tehwin 17:20, 6 March 2009 (PDT)

Voltage
12 Dec 2009, 09:08am
This definitely will be a good and challenging map, good luck to the mappers.

Game Freak
12 Dec 2009, 02:52pm
this rlly comes late , couse half of time ppl wil die at first part , why not make seperate huge maps

like LOTRO maps , they have been split up to

consider this , would be alot more fun to have a huge map , fun but not like all couse maybe half of ppl die and can't hold wel

mapper
12 Dec 2009, 03:00pm
Uh I didn't understand much from that post. Also, you didn't see the map yet, the beginning isn't even 100% finished so how the f can you now that half of people could die.

Game Freak
13 Dec 2009, 06:45am
I know how ZE is and i know how ppl fail , and the beginning looks thesame as some other maps where 3/4 rounds at the beginning every1 gets zombified

Jazz
13 Dec 2009, 06:47am
Screenshots:
Spawn:
http://i46.tinypic.com/33eog1k.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/347z31g.jpg
City:
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8650/20120001.jpg
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8811/20120002.jpg
This should represent a meteorite =P wich falls onto the city:
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1161/20120003.jpg

I like it how they look like bf1942 :D

Heavenly Player
13 Dec 2009, 07:15pm
ive got to say, this looks absolutly amazing. I would love to try this map out.

Metal
13 Dec 2009, 09:47pm
Screenshots:

http://i45.tinypic.com/347z31g.jpg


Wait.......Didnt i make the blueprint for this map?

But this pic right here was my idea, im sure i remember it.

Cant wait for this map, dont forget to put me in credit's.

gundam538
14 Dec 2009, 04:28pm
wow this map does look amazing, can't wait to play on it. keep up the great work mappers.

Tweezy
16 Dec 2009, 01:47pm
Can i help work in the snow bit? I love working with displacements and have seen the movie!!

Prez
16 Dec 2009, 02:16pm
I'm getting pretty far with the building. It should be done soon, so I'll post some pictures when I can! :D

mapper
17 Dec 2009, 05:59am
Can i help work in the snow bit? I love working with displacements and have seen the movie!!

You have to ask that to NeJI.

Zaraki
17 Dec 2009, 06:55am
i want my spray in the admin room, already posted it to fullmetal :p

Tweezy
17 Dec 2009, 11:55am
So, Neji, can i? :P

Zaraki
18 Dec 2009, 05:01am
So, Neji, can i? :P

I think you have to beg ... (like this --> :hail:)

:biggrin1:

Prez
18 Dec 2009, 12:30pm
I'm getting close to finishing the building room. Will post some pictures once it's done! :]

Tweezy
19 Dec 2009, 05:53am
nvm, can't do it ive got college work to do :)

Simon [I R JAWZ]
19 Dec 2009, 07:20am
seems like it could be one of the best maps :O, cant wait to play it :D

mapper
19 Dec 2009, 12:31pm
I don't want to give any stress or soemthing. But could the map part makers try (only if possible, don't hurry because i'm asking for it) to give their part before 25 december. Because then i'm away for a week and I can work on the map then.

Prez
19 Dec 2009, 02:03pm
I'll try my best, but no guarantees.

mapper
20 Dec 2009, 10:46am
I need someone to make me a custom moving sky. If you are a animated texturer, Pm please.

Heavenly Player
20 Dec 2009, 04:28pm
cool =D cant wait

mapper
23 Dec 2009, 10:43am
Updated. We're starting to see structure in this map.
btw look at the 1th page for changes.

Lucid
5 Jan 2010, 04:00pm
Fucking awesome. Like the High-Detail plane skin.

Prez
5 Jan 2010, 04:03pm
Still working on that building you wanted. Should be done soon.

gundam538
14 Jan 2010, 07:41pm
Hows the progress coming along?

kaiden2554
14 Jan 2010, 08:05pm
Ill yest it when its done if u want???

Nasu
15 Jan 2010, 10:45am
This looks really good, GJ on this mapper :P

mapper
15 Jan 2010, 11:16am
I made a Deathline both for NeJi and President Shadow to send me the .vmf files this sunday.
I don't see much activity tho but If they don't give me their part, I'll make the map further myself.
And Bob's deathline is next week. So the map will probably be finished around february if I received all parts.

Bob Loblaw
15 Jan 2010, 12:08pm
I made a Deathline both for NeJi and President Shadow to send me the .vmf files this sunday.
I don't see much activity tho but If they don't give me their part, I'll make the map further myself.
And Bob's deathline is next week. So the map will probably be finished around february if I received all parts.

Going to bring PC home this weekend, and hopefully get some mapping done, (Haven't done any in agessss :\) Just have to work on the ark part and it should be g2g (good2go)

gundam538
15 Jan 2010, 09:18pm
Thats good to hear. Can't wait till you guys finish it all. Map looks like it could be a hit.

There is no rush to get it done I know programming can take some time depending on what your doing. Its always better to take a little more time to ensure everything comes out good than moving a little quicker and have problems however minor.

mapper
18 Jan 2010, 01:21pm
Updated. Look at the front page for updates of pictures.

Now I can start again progressing this map, still hell shit a lot to do with not much time.
What will we do from now on:


Fixing little time consuming things in the city
Remaking the appartment building
Making a second part during the snowstorm
Making extra little things (secrets & secret weapons xD )
Making the ark
Linking everything together and make it fit together
Finding Bugs & solve them.
The last but not least: Optimize.


My goal is to finish this map around February(I'm picking up my social life again and I won't be much available in weekends, neither in a schoolweek because of my homework).

Lucid
19 Jan 2010, 09:33pm
Mapper
Fullmetal
NeJi
President Shadow
Bob Loblaw

Good job guys, this map looks awesome, and I cannot wait until it is released into the server. It'l be another map we will be playing 24/7 for weeks to come. :blink1:

Morningafter
19 Jan 2010, 11:24pm
Looks great guys........just one question mapper......is this map leaning towards the run and dont look back?..........or is it more like the older maps where more chokepoints and zombie shooting besides the major chokepoints?

Bob Loblaw
20 Jan 2010, 12:57am
Well there is ofc going to be running, but there are also a few hold points. I would guess there will be.... 5-6 hold points? Map should take I'm guessing somewhere between 4-6 minutes to complete?

Jazz
20 Jan 2010, 01:35pm
Nice screenies. I just hope I won't randomly lag, which I do on some certain Escape maps.

Good efforts!

mapper
27 Jan 2010, 09:01am
Updated. Every part has been pasted to eachother already, except the snowstorm and the ark.
If Neji comes out with his second part, than I can glue them together xP
(The snowstorm and the ark are an diferrent area.)

I'm going to compile those parts I have already. Leaks have been fixed and other compile log errors.
Update(more info + pics) may follow when I'm done compiling. (or later tonight)

After all this, the beta-period will do his entrance. So that means we can start testing on the server.

EDIT:

Alright done compiling. That Vvis is a bitch, I had to stop it because it was already running for an hour an a half.
Total compile time: About 2 hours right now.

Some picsss:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/507/ze2012b30002.jpg
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/156/ze2012b30001.jpg
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6843/ze2012b30000.jpg

Nasu
27 Jan 2010, 12:34pm
Airplane ontop of a building XD. But this is so gonna be a great map, high hopes :P

Metal
27 Jan 2010, 12:38pm
FullMetal did nothing that great, i just came up with a few blue prints and ideas.
Cant wait, but holy crap a mapper the buildings look great.

Sander Cohen
27 Jan 2010, 02:58pm
This map is looking cool. It reminds me of rooftop escape for some reason.

AoS.Cameron
27 Jan 2010, 04:24pm
Wow, this looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it out. It's amazing how you can make this in a map.

gundam538
28 Jan 2010, 03:34pm
Yeah its looking great so far. Looks like it wont be too much longer before we can try it out.

Ketch
30 Jan 2010, 01:04am
Mapper! I want you to be done already :(

Johnny
30 Jan 2010, 01:18am
Woah Awesome! Can't wait to try it out!

mapper
30 Jan 2010, 10:43am
Bah Hammer fucking crashed my whole computer. I was working on that snowpart and I just finished, I tried to save it but my laptop shut down...
I restarted it and everything what I've done today is gone. Pfft this makes me pissed to lose 6 hours of mapping.

Prez
30 Jan 2010, 11:11am
Well that sucks. Hope you get it all done!

Tweezy
30 Jan 2010, 11:39am
Give me a screenie of what u want the snow bit to look like, and ill do same kind of tunnels u see in potc and helms deep.

mapper
30 Jan 2010, 12:11pm
I've quikly redone it, it's now a bit less good than it used to be but it's ok now ^^ Thanks tho.
Gonna compile that snow and the ark together and then the beta test can continue on wednesday or Friday.

EDIT: All compile errors are gone. Now I'm going to inspect the map for glitches and link everything together tomorrow.

struki
30 Jan 2010, 01:19pm
Looks pretty awesome,but plane on building...Not that i care.GL

Paul
30 Jan 2010, 01:56pm
That plane looks imense.

mapper
31 Jan 2010, 11:29am
I need some other textures for the spawn, the current textures are 1.5 mb each (that's Huge). And please keep it around the same.

Updated. If I can compile this correctly and if no more glicthes will be found, the beta version should be released tomorrow.

Prez
31 Jan 2010, 01:14pm
Holy shit, 1.5MB for a texture file? I'll see what I can do.

EDIT: What kind of textures do you want for it sorry?

Movement
2 Feb 2010, 08:55pm
Beta testing tomorrow? Awesome, make sure someone makes an event on the SG steam group.

Metal
2 Feb 2010, 09:51pm
FUCK YAH, BETA TEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i loved how so many SG helped with this map.
GG