Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

I never knew the texture on the newspaper hat was the Sniper-Jarate-MannCo ad. That's fantastic.

Valve wrote:

[TF2 MvM/slasher road movie mashup blog post]

Okay, ew.

Yay for easier MvM, though; I kinda bounced off the whole co-op TF2 thing due to the difficulty. There, I said it.

I caved.
I have completed 1 mission of Oil Spill now.
Hmm... not impressed with the new Rusty Badge for tracking missions though.

New enemy types too.

I still have a lot of them to do, have yet to complete one tour in fact. Then again it seems like I missed out on some of the larger rushes of people playing together.

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.)

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.

I was looking at Mann Manor but for reasons other than the map. I just love digging into the back stories of maps and how the creators go about reaching their end goals.

Now for this next lone image I was using the Mann Manor lighting set up and sky. It was mostly a test to see what that lighting looked like here without any changes. I've already sent the lighting back to the way it was in previous screenshots but I do plan on seeing how Harvest, Eveaduct, and Double Cross look as well before settling on my own.

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Also I started adding in a few lanterns using Valve's as the example to help light a few areas. Once again, I'm just testing to see what they look like and if they add to the ability to see and aren't too distracting, I'll leave them. Or at least leave them till after the initial testing.

From what I can tell now is just a lot of testing to find what works and what doesn't, as well as where there might be graphical errors that could be distracting and how to possibly deal with them before putting up a beta.

Is looking great

Keep it up dude!

T-Prime wrote:

Keep it up dude! :)

Yeah, this.

Is Doublecross really the only non-Halloween stock map with a night theme? Huh.

pgroce wrote:
T-Prime wrote:

Keep it up dude! :)

Yeah, this.

Is Doublecross really the only non-Halloween stock map with a night theme? Huh.

Ohhh right, Doublecross has some great lighting for being a night map

That's looking great Wolfen! Can't wait to see it finished!

Also, from a few weeks back:

ukickmydog wrote:

We I kill mannes tonight.

Yeah, according to the Friends List, we play XCOM tonight. =(

Archangel wrote:

Yeah, according to the Friends List, we play XCOM tonight. =(

Played both, died about as much either way.

We did not kill mannes tonight.

Sorry, been watching the LoL world championships -- but the wife is going out of town again tomorrow, so expect to see me in TF2 quite a bit. Will join up for big groups and would also like to get a posse for some advanced MvM action (I've still got 3 tickets to use).

Cyranix wrote:

Sorry, been watching the LoL world championships -- but the wife is going out of town again tomorrow, so expect to see me in TF2 quite a bit. Will join up for big groups and would also like to get a posse for some advanced MvM action (I've still got 3 tickets to use).

Woo! I need non-pubbies to try for the 3 Gears Missions. I want a diamond weapon. I have tried with them and .... well... if the bots didn't kill them then i would have. Those missions are brutal.

Left mouse button on my mouse is not working great anymore. Dropped the mouse by accident. Will have to find a replacement soon!

The new bot killer weapons...I am getting a bit tired of it already. Not going to buy more tickets for this.

Double post (did I mention my mouse button yet?)

Cyranix wrote:

Sorry, been watching the LoL world championships -- but the wife is going out of town again tomorrow, so expect to see me in TF2 quite a bit. Will join up for big groups and would also like to get a posse for some advanced MvM action (I've still got 3 tickets to use).

If my computer decides to stop blue screening throw me an invite for MvM.

Sparhawk wrote:

Left mouse button on my mouse is not working great anymore. Dropped the mouse by accident. Will have to find a replacement soon!

The new bot killer weapons...I am getting a bit tired of it already. Not going to buy more tickets for this.

What, you don't have a box of old mice just laying around you can swap out?

The_Judge wrote:
Cyranix wrote:

Sorry, been watching the LoL world championships -- but the wife is going out of town again tomorrow, so expect to see me in TF2 quite a bit. Will join up for big groups and would also like to get a posse for some advanced MvM action (I've still got 3 tickets to use).

Woo! I need non-pubbies to try for the 3 Gears Missions. I want a diamond weapon. I have tried with them and .... well... if the bots didn't kill them then i would have. Those missions are brutal.

Count me in on this if I'm online!

T-Prime wrote:
The_Judge wrote:
Cyranix wrote:

Sorry, been watching the LoL world championships -- but the wife is going out of town again tomorrow, so expect to see me in TF2 quite a bit. Will join up for big groups and would also like to get a posse for some advanced MvM action (I've still got 3 tickets to use).

Woo! I need non-pubbies to try for the 3 Gears Missions. I want a diamond weapon. I have tried with them and .... well... if the bots didn't kill them then i would have. Those missions are brutal.

Count me in on this if I'm online!

Count me in. I want that diamond bot head sniper rifle.

I'd say count me in as well but tonight is my 5 pm - 1 am class. So hey, if you are still playing at 1 AM EST and need someone I should be getting on right about then.

Nightwater was just a tad too dark last time but man was it great to just make screenshots in. This time I've looked to Eyeaduct for advice and I think I found a winnter.

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When playing this seemed like a good level of darkness that gives you the feeling of night, but is also light enough to be able to see decently. The only things left for me to do are to fix the 2 major graphical glitches that would cause issues during gameplay. After those are taken care of we can start testing it with a vanilla version first. After that we will be able to see where the darkest areas are on multiple computers with different settings. Then I'll add in lights where needed with the feedback.

Norfair wrote:
Cyranix wrote:

Sorry, been watching the LoL world championships -- but the wife is going out of town again tomorrow, so expect to see me in TF2 quite a bit. Will join up for big groups and would also like to get a posse for some advanced MvM action (I've still got 3 tickets to use).

If my computer decides to stop blue screening throw me an invite for MvM.

Sparhawk wrote:

Left mouse button on my mouse is not working great anymore. Dropped the mouse by accident. Will have to find a replacement soon!

The new bot killer weapons...I am getting a bit tired of it already. Not going to buy more tickets for this.

What, you don't have a box of old mice just laying around you can swap out?

I don't

Aw, man.. I have two extra mice right here, one for you and one for Mex.

We need Steam Trading, but for actual objects; it would solve many of our problems.

Come to thing of it, it would solve all of our problems.

(furiously writes letter to Gabe)

Tried some 2Fort just now. Sometimes it just won't register. Most of the time it does...just can't count on it.
Will try to work with it for now. Am going to be in Holland at the end of this month. Probably will pick up a new
one then. Not too expensive. Any recommendations are welcome.

Can we add Snakewater? Not sure if you have it already or not. Just watched some people play it. Looks like a fun cp map.

Sparhawk wrote:

Can we add Snakewater? Not sure if you have it already or not. Just watched some people play it. Looks like a fun cp map.

Looks very familiar, we must have played a pre-release version of it at some point a couple years ago.

It could also be familiar if you've watched pro TF2 clips, as this is a map that comes up on occasion.

ukickmydog wrote:

Looks very familiar, we must have played a pre-release version of it at some point a couple years ago.

It's a very common 6v6 map if you've ever watched any competitive stuff. It's a pretty good map.

Because I'm bored and this has slipped to page 2. What are your guys highest strange weapon kill counts including any counters on strange parts attached?

top 5:
Minigun - 6064
Sticky - 3875
Jarate - 2614
Scatter - 2545
Knife - 1912

highest strange part count:
Degreaser - Projectiles Reflected: 262
Machina - Headshots: 170 of 226 total kills

most proud of:
Holiday Punch - 179 tickle fights won
Mantreads - 7 mannes flattened
Razorback - 0 because I've never used it and never will

Thanks to Brian:

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