Single Player Natural Selection

amckernamckern Join Date: 2003-03-03 Member: 14249Posts: 969Members, Constellation
Map screens (WIP)
Here are some 1st look screens of the revived spns project

The map is still beta, so comments will be a big help

All the screens of the project can be found at the SP NS Media page http://spns.thehivemind.org/media.html

amckern

EYE CANDY

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_10000.JPG

The Phase room

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_start0000.JPG

Start loaction, and one of the rooms in "Hydra 4, TSA Remote base station"

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_start0001.JPG

Random hall, please tell me what i can add (It remind you of any map?)

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_start0002.JPG

The Computer hall

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_start0003.JPG

Broken down computer

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_start0004.JPG

Basic lab, what can I add? (also a holo fade is on that platform the tweeked scis are looking at)

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http://spns.thehivemind.org/screens/spns_start0006.JPG

The phase room, out of Hydra 4
No Frils!

Comments

  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Posts: 2,473Members
    hrm. A few of the rooms look like they could use some detail but i suppose it's a good start. smile.gif
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  • amckernamckern Join Date: 2003-03-03 Member: 14249Posts: 969Members, Constellation
    what 1's and how?

    amckern

    No Frils!
  • ForlornForlorn Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2634Posts: 6,498Banned
    For the random hall, make the sides have a couple of holes in them and when you actually play the game, skulks pop outa it and ambush your squad.

    If you don't want skulks poping out of them, I'd still say to add holes to it and give it a battletorn look.
    user posted image user posted image#sci-ns Want decent mini-maps?

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  • SamRSamR Join Date: 2002-09-30 Member: 1382Posts: 552Members
    edited October 2003
    This is Natural Selection single player?

    I'm afraid that I can see no resemblance between the NS we know and these screenshots except for the Lmg and the phaze gate. It doesn't look like the NS universe. I suggest you take a good look at the maps in the multiplayer version, and take inspiration from them.

    And why is there a screenshot of the console on your screenshots page!?
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • BlindFireBlindFire Join Date: 2003-03-28 Member: 14986Posts: 131Members
    edited October 2003
    QUOTE (SamR @ Oct 3 2003, 09:59 AM)

    I'm afraid that I can see no resemblance between the NS we know and these screenshots except for the Lmg and the phaze gate. It doesn't look like the NS universe. I suggest you take a good look at the maps in the multiplayer version, and take inspiration from them.

    All spaceships/stations are not made by the same people you know.

    OMG! HE IS ORIGINAL! MURDER!
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    OMG! There are marines in marine spawn! All f4.
    "You dont need a medpack, you need a frigging miracle"
    "You saved us from having to much res."
  • BlindFireBlindFire Join Date: 2003-03-28 Member: 14986Posts: 131Members
    edited October 2003
    Sorry for double post, accdient.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    OMG! There are marines in marine spawn! All f4.
    "You dont need a medpack, you need a frigging miracle"
    "You saved us from having to much res."
  • ChromeAngelChromeAngel Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 14Posts: 2,677Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    The NS look and feel is quite clearly laid out in the mapping guidelines, and this ain't it. For NS single player i'd expect the kind of atmosphere seen in the offical NS maps plus some (comprimises had to be made for multiplayer gameplay, that wouldn't have been made for singleplayer).

    I see you're still ripping off alien(s) textures sad.gif

    The rooms need framing brushes around the doors, windows and consoles.

    Lots of small bright lights helps to build the NS atmosphere, better than 1 light per room.
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  • Mr_HeadcrabMr_Headcrab Squee!~ Join Date: 2002-11-20 Member: 9392Posts: 2,223Members, Constellation
    edited October 2003
    2 words:

    Custom Models


    Need any help? (plus, the regular feild Phasegate looks odd, maybe have a bigger, less portable version? Also, consider scaling down thew corridors, normal military vessels are cramped beyond beleif, and with habitable space at a premium in space, not to mention you gotta add life support to all the extra space.)


    If you need a hand, I can help out, once im done my current projects, though
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Im not vicious, I just want a hug.
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  • SamRSamR Join Date: 2002-09-30 Member: 1382Posts: 552Members
    QUOTE (BlindFire @ Oct 3 2003, 05:38 PM)
    All spaceships/stations are not made by the same people you know.

    OMG! HE IS ORIGINAL! MURDER!

    Look at the screenshots. The second one looks like a very badly done hotel from Leisure Suit Larry. None of the images have any atmosphere, and the designs lack character, exactly what the NS environments shouldn't be like. Like I said, I advise you to look at the original NS maps.

    Blindfire, if you see these shoebox rooms as 'original', I have sympathy for your terrible, terrible eyes
  • ShloomShloom Join Date: 2002-07-25 Member: 997Posts: 379Members
    its a little simple and bland, textures could use some work
  • Mr_HeadcrabMr_Headcrab Squee!~ Join Date: 2002-11-20 Member: 9392Posts: 2,223Members, Constellation
    it's a work in progress, give the guy a lil slack, once he gets into a good funk, the project may look ungodly cool afterwards, give him some time, otherwise the NS commubnity will all migrate off because of all this haet
    Im not vicious, I just want a hug.
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  • SamRSamR Join Date: 2002-09-30 Member: 1382Posts: 552Members
    No slack to give. I have lost faith.
  • BlindFireBlindFire Join Date: 2003-03-28 Member: 14986Posts: 131Members
    I did not say it was good, I too think they lack detail. However you should not jump all over those just becouse they have a little different style then the offical MP maps.
    OMG! There are marines in marine spawn! All f4.
    "You dont need a medpack, you need a frigging miracle"
    "You saved us from having to much res."
  • ParasiteParasite Join Date: 2002-04-13 Member: 431Posts: 796Members
    I think Coil summed it up. It does look a bit out of place for NS...you have so much more leeway in SP. GO CRAZY!
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  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Posts: 2,473Members
    QUOTE (amckern @ Oct 3 2003, 09:04 AM)
    what 1's and how?

    amckern

    the one's with 4 textures. you should add beams or hanging lights or a border texture or something just add more too it than just a box room. The first pics for sure.
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  • MordenMorden Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14045Posts: 96Members
    Reminds me of the beginning of Half-life when you're running around Black Mesa before the Resonance Cascade. Same hallways and textures.. and randomly placed scientists. Carbon copy of HL.

    I do however like the idea of starting in a TSA/Frontiersman facility.. its cool, and a good starting point for a story.
  • sk84zer0sk84zer0 Join Date: 2003-06-18 Member: 17478Posts: 1,271Members
    looks good except the one with the huge room with scientists, its just boring nothing really in it. The textures are also boring.
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  • CoolCookieCooksCoolCookieCooks Pretty Girl Join Date: 2003-05-18 Member: 16446Posts: 5,602Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation
    i feel generous, im gonna donate my current map (combat style) im working on for the use of sp ns. if you need it, feel free to manipulate it in any way, also other mappers may use it, as long as i get some sort of credit for making it. i dont think i will continue with it, i was just playing around with lighting and the ns2 wad's textures.
    rar
    rar
    cubemap.rar
    12K
  • amckernamckern Join Date: 2003-03-03 Member: 14249Posts: 969Members, Constellation
    4 some reason, i got no emails in reply

    thanks cookie

    the map is just the bascis, and is of a lockdowned tsa base, the khraa have not goten to it ... yet

    thanks for the flamge, it will help in the end result

    amckern

    No Frils!
  • CoolCookieCooksCoolCookieCooks Pretty Girl Join Date: 2003-05-18 Member: 16446Posts: 5,602Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation
    no problems ^_^ i havent done anything ns related really since i joined the last life dev team. so i am giving away all my ns related things that i posess.
  • NerdIIINerdIII Join Date: 2003-04-05 Member: 15230Posts: 822Members
    Don't have grids as a floor where people live and sleep. If someone drops a pen he will have to rip off the hole damn grate and move out all furniture just to get it back wow.gif
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  • ReeseReese Join Date: 2003-05-08 Member: 16143Posts: 701Members
    QUOTE
    Don't have grids as a floor where people live and sleep. If someone drops a pen he will have to rip off the hole damn grate and move out all furniture just to get it back


    pens? what pens. By now they MUST have nano-screens that look just like paper but either take spoken dictation or let you write on them with your finger.

    That said losing your bag of space-lunch down a grate would be a pain, so I see your point.
    Needs more cowbell
  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi! Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Posts: 6,132Members, Constellation
    Amckern really shouldn't do this project on his own, I think we need a team. I volunteer to help, if you want my help just say, and I'll start doing some map overheads for various areas to fit in with a storyline.
    blah blah blah
  • OlmyOlmy Join Date: 2003-05-08 Member: 16142Posts: 1,438Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, NS2 Developer, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond
    QUOTE (ChromeAngel @ Oct 3 2003, 01:02 PM)
    The NS look and feel is quite clearly laid out in the mapping guidelines, and this ain't it. For NS single player i'd expect the kind of atmosphere seen in the offical NS maps plus some (comprimises had to be made for multiplayer gameplay, that wouldn't have been made for singleplayer).

    I see you're still ripping off alien(s) textures sad.gif

    The rooms need framing brushes around the doors, windows and consoles.

    Lots of small bright lights helps to build the NS atmosphere, better than 1 light per room.

    Although i have to agree that the map needs work, i don't agree that people should be creatively limited by what the mapping guidelines set out. They are suggestions and as such don't need to be strictly followed. Consider how many official maps don't seem to follow most of the style guidelines.
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