DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

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DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by Porch Viking » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:09 am

Backstory
Back in the Awesome Mapping Contest a couple years ago, a goof-up happened. There was time between judging the winners and releasing the map pack, when everyone could polish up their maps for final release. I fixed up my map (DM-AMC-2040), sent it in, and stopped thinking about UT since I was pretty badly burned out after working on it. Problem is, that polished-up version never actually made it into the release, and I never realized it because "Oh, I already have my map, I don't need to re-download it." Whoops.

I only realized something was wrong after seeing some of Buggie's posts about their MH conversion of the map, and wondering, "How is that there? I thought I fixed that before release. And didn't I change those textures?" Turns out I did make those changes, but they never made it to the map pack. Sorry, Buggie!

Moving On!

So, here is DM-AMC-2041. I spent some time fixing it up a tiny bit further than the initial polish pass, so now this fully-realized version of the map can finally see the light of day. The new name is intentional, so as not to mess things up for people who already have any versions of the original release.

Map Info:
Map Name: Metropia 2041
Map Type: Deathmatch
Players: 16+ (35 playerstarts)
Theme: Urban / futuristic city

Misc notes:
The map is loosely based on Phantom 2040 for Sega Genesis.
It has a few custom textures, some Photoshopped from stock UT textures, and some made up from photos around the house.

Changes from DM-AMC-2040:
  • Fixed BSP holes. So many BSP holes. I think I got all of them, except for one little "pothole" you can just jump back out of.
  • Added invisible collision hulls between the floating platforms over the street, so you can run right across.
  • Texture overhaul of the Wildlife Museum, including some exhibit labels
  • Motion blurred textures for the train tunnel
  • Misc item and texture changes throughout
  • Added pathing and teleporters for bots and players that get knocked out of bounds. I didn't account for every possibility, just some of the likely ones.
  • Added a secret area!
For the curious, here is the original version: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13087
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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by Aspide » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:03 am

Awesome, when I played this map in the AMC mappack I was hesitant because of the size (I don't like DM maps that are too big), but this map won me over thanks to the layout and level of detail. This is clearly an improvement on the original, especially when it comes to the textures. Also thanks for adding teleports for bots that get stuck out of bounds.

Also I found the secret area by accident thanks to the help of a bot that gave me a very painful boost. :tongue:

Good job Porch Viking :gj:
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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by EvilGrins » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:32 pm

Looks good, and you even fixed the BSP holes that were in Buggie's MH version that players and monsters fell into and disappeared from the game.

Monsters as statues are a nice touch, though the bird hung from the ceiling was a bit creepy.

Gotta ask, with the overhead traffic there's this 1 car that's spinning while it's moving forward. Was that supposed to be a drunk driver?
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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by TankBeef » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:24 pm

Aspide wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:03 am
Awesome, when I played this map in the AMC mappack I was hesitant because of the size (I don't like DM maps that are too big)
One of the best contest maps, made even better!!! Yes!!! :tu:
Yeah, I don't mind large deathmatch maps, I usually like them, but it is much harder to win, not because of lack of skill, but because the big fights are very far from where you are, and when you finally arrive you are already five frags down!!! :wth: :lol2: But the map is beautiful and fun in general. :mrgreen:

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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by darksonny » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:16 pm

This map was never released when contest had happened? if yes another nice map to add my collection thanks!

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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by OjitroC » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:42 pm

darksonny wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:16 pm
This map was never released when contest had happened? if yes another nice map to add my collection thanks!
Yes, it wasn't released as a contest map - this 'new' map is a fixed and improved version of the released contest map (with a new name to indicate that it is different).

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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by darksonny » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm

OjitroC wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:42 pm
darksonny wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:16 pm
This map was never released when contest had happened? if yes another nice map to add my collection thanks!
Yes, it wasn't released as a contest map - this 'new' map is a fixed and improved version of the released contest map (with a new name to indicate that it is different).
But...the old ones was in the amc pack? mmm under what name?

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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by OjitroC » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:05 pm

darksonny wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm
But...the old ones was in the amc pack? mmm under what name?
Yes, the old one was in the pack - it was called DM-AMC-2040.

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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by Porch Viking » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:17 am

darksonny wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm
OjitroC wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:42 pm
darksonny wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:16 pm
This map was never released when contest had happened? if yes another nice map to add my collection thanks!
Yes, it wasn't released as a contest map - this 'new' map is a fixed and improved version of the released contest map (with a new name to indicate that it is different).
But...the old ones was in the amc pack? mmm under what name?
To explain the whole situation: There are 3 "finished" versions of the map.

DM-AMC-2040, as submitted for contest judging, was released in the map pack. It wasn't supposed to be.
DM-AMC-2040, updated for final release, was supposed to be in the map pack, but never actually got in. I think only myself and contest organizers ever actually saw this one.
DM-AMC-2041 is a slight update on top of that, released by itself in this thread. The new name is to avoid file version conflict.

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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by Red_Fist » Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:44 pm

Why did you have to fix your own map :mad2: :mrgreen:

I was working on the MH one and did a lot, not the map but other things for MH.

Well I will still finish it, and maybe give me another map name change for this one ?. :rock:
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Re: DM-AMC-2041 (What 2040 was meant to be!)

Post by jmartin » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:20 am

Very cool.

I love the traffic patterns

Museum (ur mom?) lol

The spitting red skull of doom.

Must have taken quite a while to make that.

Great work Bob! :tu: