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Mapping Advice/Wisdom (not entirely serious)

Post by EvilGrins » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:17 am

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1. When setting up a map, if you're using any form of auto-cannons remember to set them so they don't attack people on the team they're supposed to be defending.
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Re: Mapping Advice/Wisdom (not entirely serious)

Post by sektor2111 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:56 pm

Telefrag cannons if they are annoying while are shooting at enemy and accidentally hitting team-mates.

You can even use a PlayerStart in the place. First dude or lady spawned there will get rid of them :lol2: .

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Re: Mapping Advice/Wisdom (not entirely serious)

Post by EvilGrins » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:19 am

Be wary of all aspects of an original map in how it impacts variants of it.

Everybody loves CTF-Face and there's hundreds of edited variants of it, but only 1 that I know of where it was taken out of outer space and placed on a planet... which wouldn't be so bad except that the land stretches just as far as space did on the original and the outermost edges aren't pathed. So bots, monsters, and other mapping elements that wander out that way tend to get lost.
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Post by EvilGrins » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:58 pm

When placing Titans on a map, be they normal monsters or UTDMT, always place them downhill or down steps.

For some reason Titans can go up steps but not back down them. Similar with hills, mountains, and ramps.
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Post by TexasGtar » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:29 pm

Don't eat the apples. Place them on the ground and walk away.

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Post by EvilGrins » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:09 pm

When in the event something about your mapping project is not working as you want it to, and nothing else seems to be helping the problem, do NOT sacrifice your pets or children to the Gods.
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Post by EvilGrins » Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:30 pm

Even though I frequently advise others to do so, sadly I often don't take my own advice.

The Advice: When making any significant change to a mapping project, save the map to another filename in case you make an error... because if you screw something up you may make an error that cannot be so easily fixed.

What did I do? Edit of a ginormous map, bots were not spawning in a manner that was advantageous to what I wanted, so I deleted 3 player starts... but I didn't realize they were needing to be sequential, and removal of the ones I did caused all bots to start spawning from a single player start.

Loosely Translated: I need to start all over again... ARG!
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