Please use this topic to post feedback and questions on anything that is unclear or should be included in the official mapping guidelines. The Mapping Guidelines can be found in your game directory: ...\Steam\steamapps\common\natural selection 2\Mapping Guidelines.pdf
Alternatively you can use the Mapping Guidelines shortcut in Launchpad.
Updated and added information for many entities that now use new trigger volumes instead of radiuses, such as ladders and location names. Note: The minimap_extents entity is now also a trigger volume which should be scaled to the size of your map. This was a last minute update so it didn't make it into this version of the guidelines.
Added info on how to set up power grid entities.
PathWaypoints now called AirWaypoints (MACs and drifters) and GroundWaypoints (everything else)
Added new instructions for generating minimaps.
Added some notes on shadows and optimizing.
July 26th, 2010 (First Alpha release)
Lots of new information in last section (pp 14-15) for how to get your map to run properly in the NS2 game mode.
Added some info from forum posts regarding distances between rooms (pp 8).
Updated the antiquated tram layout example to something more concurrent with what is in the alpha.