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I concur. Those maps look very cool, Wolfen.

fleabagmatt wrote:
Life is being pretty lousy lately. I followed OG_Slinger to a pub server yesterday evening for some stress relief. I wasn't in a mood to think much, so I set my pyro to TBoon and started chasing fools with the backburner. Good lord, what fun it was, they were so oblivious. Two snipers lined up side by side, scoped? Hello there! Obvious spies being obvious? Good day sir!

An hour of fireworks and a glass of scotch went a long way toward improving my state of mind.

: D

I'll be on tonight if you guys wanna pub, or go pub hunting

fleabagmatt wrote:
Life is being pretty lousy lately. I followed OG_Slinger to a pub server yesterday evening for some stress relief. I wasn't in a mood to think much, so I set my pyro to TBoon and started chasing fools with the backburner. Good lord, what fun it was, they were so oblivious. Two snipers lined up side by side, scoped? Hello there! Obvious spies being obvious? Good day sir!

An hour of fireworks and a glass of scotch went a long way toward improving my state of mind.

Now you know why tboon is so happy all the time. "HELLO, BLUE TEAM!!!" *FWOOOOOSH*cracklesizzlecracklepop

Archangel wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Life is being pretty lousy lately. I followed OG_Slinger to a pub server yesterday evening for some stress relief. I wasn't in a mood to think much, so I set my pyro to TBoon and started chasing fools with the backburner. Good lord, what fun it was, they were so oblivious. Two snipers lined up side by side, scoped? Hello there! Obvious spies being obvious? Good day sir!

An hour of fireworks and a glass of scotch went a long way toward improving my state of mind.

Now you know why tboon is so happy all the time. "HELLO, BLUE TEAM!!!" *FWOOOOOSH*cracklesizzlecracklepop

I just assumed it had something to do with swim meets.

Wolfen Victrocious wrote:
Gumbie wrote:
Wolfen Victrocious wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

How hard would it be to make a night version of pl_badwater?

The easy part is making it night, the hard part is lighting it so that it is still playable.

I seem to have a lot of free time lately so I can give it a shot.

The only reason I asked is because I frequently play on a server that runs 2_fort_night and I always liked the atmosphere way more than the regular 2fort.


----stuff-----
I went ahead and started working on it.
Also did some research and it looks like the guy who made the night version of 2Fort originally wanted to make night versions of all the Valve maps. From what I could tell he never went past 2Fort.

Add some snow effects for the season and it's perfect
And I don't know why, but I play lots of 2Fort. On Lotus 24/7 East, as I can just switch into auto mode and kill pubbies with my axe, while they are burning.
Somehow it is very satisfying.

fleabagmatt wrote:
Archangel wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
Life is being pretty lousy lately. I followed OG_Slinger to a pub server yesterday evening for some stress relief. I wasn't in a mood to think much, so I set my pyro to TBoon and started chasing fools with the backburner. Good lord, what fun it was, they were so oblivious. Two snipers lined up side by side, scoped? Hello there! Obvious spies being obvious? Good day sir!

An hour of fireworks and a glass of scotch went a long way toward improving my state of mind.

Now you know why tboon is so happy all the time. "HELLO, BLUE TEAM!!!" *FWOOOOOSH*cracklesizzlecracklepop

I just assumed it had something to do with swim meets.

This exchange made me smile. Team Pyro high-five fleabagmatt!

Burning people and laughing maniacally describes swim meets too.

So I guess no mannes tonight?

I could really use some more scotch and burning of mannes as a distraction, but I don't know if I'll make it tonight.

I will be there, shooting, healing, and drinking (Bonk, not scotch) as appropriate.

Hang on a bit while I have dinner and I'll have some used car action coming soon.

Baby sitting a house till Thursday. Playing over wifi with a lousy ping. Maybe next Friday again

Sparhawk wrote:
Baby sitting a house till Thursday. Playing over wifi with a lousy ping. Maybe next Friday again :)

Remember, sentry guns don't care about your ping.

Itsatrap wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:
Baby sitting a house till Thursday. Playing over wifi with a lousy ping. Maybe next Friday again :)

Remember, sentry guns don't care about your ping.

Fair, but I sometimes can't move at all for 2 or 3 seconds and get put back from where I started, suddenly finding myself forward anyway.
So disorientating. On a server on East US I seem to get a pretty ok ping still though. When I turn wifi on my phone on off. lol

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If anyone has a reddit account ask in the tf2 forum if a server admin knows how to set up this kind of vote.

Enjoyed playing tonight but right after I dived right back into the night version of Badwater, something that seems to have intrigued quite a few people. As of right now I think I've reached the darkest the sky will go without making so we need new lights in already lighted areas.

So that means I'm going to throw it to you all with a few screenshots, are they too dark or should I push it a bit more and try and make it even darker?

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Now there are still a few lighting glitches that need solving, but most of them are objects that have shadows and are creating black holes on the ground. Easy fix is just turning off their shadows. The hard one is the ghost light near the Blu base that I just can't see to find a source of it. If I can't find one soon I might just give up and give it a "source" thus making it one of the first noticeable changes from the normal map.

I'm sure you've already done this, but I would suggest constantly comparing the "Nightwater" lighting with that of Harvest Event, Mann Manor, and Eyeaduct. I think we can agree that those are good implementations of night lighting with a balance of "mood" and visibility. (Ignore this if you already have.)

Great job on this, by the way; it looks fantastic. I know night maps are less popular, but I think they're nice change of pace, going all the way back to UT2004's Torlan Nights and the RTCW's mp_beach.

Looks pretty fantastic. What about changing the sky box to a more ominous overcast? Lightning flashes possible?

Archangel wrote:
I'm sure you've already done this, but I would suggest constantly comparing the "Nightwater" lighting with that of Harvest Event, Mann Manor, and Eyeaduct. I think we can agree that those are good implementations of night lighting with a balance of "mood" and visibility. (Ignore this if you already have.)

My personal template would be Sawmill, but those maps are certainly good, and more representative of "night" rather than "overcast." (I had hoped pl_badwater_rainy would be Badwater with a Sawmill atmosphere, instead of a silly gimmick. Ah, well.)

It is hard to say on how dark it should be. I think it looks good now, but without playing on it and determining actual visibility with other players I can't say for sure. And like FlamingPeasant said, lightening flashes would be awesome.

As for additional light sources, is it possible to make every spy and sniper a light source so that it is easier to spot them?

Man I was having a blast on badwater last night until it became the evilseed and brainz stab Gumbie show. I felt like I needed to call the cops after that assault.

Gumbie wrote:
Man I was having a blast on badwater last night until it became the evilseed and brainz stab Gumbie show. I felt like I needed to call the cops after that assault. :(

Well, after taking a few headshots from you, I am not crying about you getting stabbed.

Gumbie wrote:
the evilseed and brainz stab Gumbie show.

I'd watch that

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Best viewed with some Ennio Morricone playing in the background.

I really want nightwater in my TF2 life. That looks fantastic!

Hmm... new mann v machine maps / tours of duty with new looots.

ukickmydog wrote:
Hmm... new mann v machine maps / tours of duty with new looots.

Them jerks! Still resisting though lol

If a player connects to a MvM game through matchmaking and loses their connection, their spot will be held for a brief duration and they will be given a chance to reconnect

about time they fixed this

ukickmydog wrote:
Hmm... new mann v machine maps / tours of duty with new looots.

rusty, blood-covered 'bot heads for the intermediate-level Operation Oil Spill, and some 24-carat diamond 'bot heads for the expert-level Operation Gear Grinder

Crate #49:
The Homewrecker
Shovel
Scattergun
Strange Part: Engineers Killed
Strange Part: Robots Destroyed
Strange Part: Kills While Low-Health
The Surgeon's Stahlhelm
Furious Fukaamigasa

ukickmydog wrote:
Hmm... new mann v machine maps / tours of duty with new looots.

Man(n), and I still need to pick up Disk Deletion.