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#1 Springheel

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:29 PM

A small "Thieves' Guild" map.

Original Map by Silencium
Additional Mapping by RailGun and Fidcal
Story by Springheel

Briefing:

Infiltrate a local gang of independents and remove their leader.

http://www.mediafire...zhg/thieves.pk4
http://www.southquar...ads/thieves.pk4

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#2 aidakeeley

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:34 PM

Eh...ex...sssselllent. :D Nice line-up of talent. I'm excited!
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#3 Sonosuke

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

wow, perfect time. lets try it...

EDIT:
The mission is really nice but... i played on difficult finished all pbjectives but the mission complete screen does not show up, its just jumping to the desktop :( dont know what went wrong

EDIT2:
Its working on easy, just tried

Edited by Sonosuke, 26 November 2009 - 10:40 AM.

Ich konnte mich nicht erinnern Teleportation gezaubert zu haben und doch stand ich da... alleine und nackt.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:57 PM

Cool....Nice little mission, good job, came up slightly short on the loot...will have to go find the remaining 42....hehe.


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:35 PM

Thanks for the new mission Springheel and co.

Could we get the link on the Missions page on the main website. Thx again :)
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#6 Neb

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:18 AM

I enjoyed it.

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#7 Loopy

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:34 AM

great!
this will give something fun to do while waiting for my thanksgiving meal.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:10 AM

Hey guys. Nice short FM, thanks. The performance was pretty low sometimes, but it was fun anyway. However, there were a couple of issues with this FM:

  • There is a leak at the ceiling, when you go down the stairs into the thieves' base, right at the end of the stairs. It was somehow rendered correctly on the screenshot though, so I can't post it here.
  • The texture-misalignment
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This one is more of a general TDM issue: When a body is shouldered and I hit "frob" without having highlighted anything, I cannot drop the body again. Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but I can reproduce it in this FM and in The Outpost. (I checked one other FM to make sure it isn't FM related)


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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:41 AM

This one is more of a general TDM issue: When a body is shouldered and I hit "frob" without having highlighted anything, I cannot drop the body again. Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but I can reproduce it in this FM and in The Outpost. (I checked one other FM to make sure it isn't FM related)

Yeah, I already fixed that in SVN source.

#10 Berny

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:21 AM

yeah - thank you very much - you saved my day 







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#11 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:33 AM

very nice map! but little bit short. I know how much it takes time(weeks,months!) but a big map will take more attention of people.

Thank you for your efforts Silencium, RailGun, Fidcal and Springheel :)

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:43 PM

A small "Thieves' Guild" map.

Original Map by Silencium
Additional Mapping by RailGun and Fidcal
Story by Springheel

Briefing:

Infiltrate a local gang of independents and remove their leader.

http://www.mediafire...zhg/thieves.pk4
http://www.southquar...ads/thieves.pk4


Nice look, but it crashes every time I try to reload -- after the initial load. ie, I can load from quicksave at the start of the session but only once. Makes me extra cautious I guess. I'll have to see what happens if I try to reload from permanent save. I have XP and plenty of memory. haven't had this problem with any of the other missions.

Edited by fhapgood, 26 November 2009 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:43 PM

Nice & fun map. One strange thing occured though.
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Edited by Chiron, 26 November 2009 - 02:43 PM.


#14 Melan

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:42 PM

Nice for a good 40 minutes of thieving. My main quibble is that the textures are maybe too bright and too clean, even with decals applied to them. Some of it is a general problem of available resources (TDM is somewhat lacking in appropriately dark, TDPish textures), but I think a little bit more could be done on this front. Also, using that roof texture should be a punishable offense. You know the one. B)
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#15 Sonosuke

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:22 PM

Anyone else played on hard? Can you see the Mission complete screen?

Edited by Sonosuke, 27 November 2009 - 08:01 AM.

Ich konnte mich nicht erinnern Teleportation gezaubert zu haben und doch stand ich da... alleine und nackt.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:24 PM

Nice & fun map. One strange thing occured though.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:25 PM

Nice for a good 40 minutes of thieving. My main quibble is that the textures are maybe too bright and too clean, even with decals applied to them. Some of it is a general problem of available resources (TDM is somewhat lacking in appropriately dark, TDPish textures), but I think a little bit more could be done on this front. Also, using that roof texture should be a punishable offense. You know the one. B)


Well, yeah, if it was by me, more work should have gone into the mission - but it was released anyway. But I think nobody would mind if someone updated the mission :)
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#18 Goldchocobo

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:40 PM

Well, yeah, if it was by me, more work should have gone into the mission - but it was released anyway. But I think nobody would mind if someone updated the mission :)


I can't wait till we release some massive 3+ hour maps.
Thieves is a great little quickie though!

#19 Springheel

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:12 PM

Well, yeah, if it was by me, more work should have gone into the mission - but it was released anyway.


And how is your map coming, anyway?

#20 Diego

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:34 PM

Great news!! =D (we really need a dancing banana in this forum)
I'm going to play this as soon as I get home (saturday, unfortunately)

#21 Fidcal

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:52 AM

This FM was originally built by a beginner in about a month way back in April - no, even a bit earlier and is a fun 30 to 40 minute FM. The author has since moved on after which probably another month of work has been done fixing things plus endless testing (plus Dark Mod was still being developed so textures, chests, other stuff broke and had to be redone.) No matter how nice an FM is beta testers will tell you they can get heartily sick of re-testing 10 times. The problem is finding volunteers willing to sacrifice their own FM to work on this for another month just to enhance it by 2%. The alternative was to shelve it until someone turns up happy to do this. In which case the FM would probably never have been released. IMO it was better to release it as is.

We need to be ready to be tolerant of any FMs made for the Christmas competition and not have high expectations of beautiful architecture and texturing. :)

#22 Goldchocobo

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:19 AM

This FM was originally built by a beginner in about a month way back in April - no, even a bit earlier and is a fun 30 to 40 minute FM. The author has since moved on after which probably another month of work has been done fixing things plus endless testing (plus Dark Mod was still being developed so textures, chests, other stuff broke and had to be redone.) No matter how nice an FM is beta testers will tell you they can get heartily sick of re-testing 10 times. The problem is finding volunteers willing to sacrifice their own FM to work on this for another month just to enhance it by 2%. The alternative was to shelve it until someone turns up happy to do this. In which case the FM would probably never have been released. IMO it was better to release it as is.

We need to be ready to be tolerant of any FMs made for the Christmas competition and not have high expectations of beautiful architecture and texturing. :)

LOLm, yeah... I've spent the last 20 hours of DR time increasing framerates by 15%-20% ish on my own map.... not exactly time well spent.

#23 Fidcal

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:27 AM

Now *that* sounds like time *well* spent to me! :laugh: Actually that's a long time - a week for most. But 15% to 20% increase sounds good (until you realize it means someone getting 10 fps now gets 12 - but that's good actually.) Seriously though, poor performance can mean some won't/can't play it but I don't think anyone would *not* play an FM with good gameplay and performance but with some architectural and texture weaknesses. imo anyway. ;)

#24 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:04 AM

We need to be ready to be tolerant of any FMs made for the Christmas competition and not have high expectations of beautiful architecture and texturing.


no tolerance will be desired for my map. I'll want all criticizes to improve it about in 3 weeks:)
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#25 Ladro

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:12 PM

Nice little mission:D




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