Map-annotations in build 162

TriggermanTriggerman Graphic Artist Join Date: 2004-11-10 Member: 32724Members, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 553 Fully active user
edited February 2011 in NS2 General Discussion
YouTube tutorial on how to use
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Click image for link to unlisted YouTube video.


Map annotations
  • Added in patch 162.
  • Places floating texts in the level that can be seen by anyone playing the level provided you have internet-access by entering "displayannotations true" in console.
  • Anyone can place annotations by writing "annotate <yourtexthere>".
  • Cleared automatically between each patch, meaning in build 163 all annotations from 162 will be removed.
  • Cannot delete an already placed annotation, be careful not to write more than once.
  • In order to see an annotation you just placed, you need to write "displayannotations true" for it to appear.
  • The brain behind this is Brian, so thank him and offer him some sacrifices to him for this awesome feature.

Recommended tags before each entry:
  • [LvlFeedb] - For leveldesigners, places in the level that has glitches or missing textures for example.
  • [Marine] - Marine-related gameplay suggestions only, such as Sentry placement or a good spot to stand in while defending.
  • [Alien] - Alien related gameplay suggestions only, such as Hydra or Whip placements.
  • [lol] - Anything funny I guess you can think of that happened while playing, however refrain from using this feature since it clutters.



Hope you'll give the leveldesigners some nice feedback now and annotate short and concise folks!
//Triggerman
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Comments

  • MagnetoMagneto Join Date: 2010-12-22 Member: 75856Members Posts: 436
    Thanks for the demo vid, it seems like such a simple and useful idea, so it will be interesting to see how well it works out.
  • Game-SlothGame-Sloth Join Date: 2011-01-06 Member: 76371Members Posts: 45
    edited May 2011
    Please note, the annotation will appear centered at your current viewing position on the map. Which can be confusing if you are reporting a ceiling or floor item as a marine.

    It is better to use spectator mode and fly directly on top of the item or location. This way the annotation will appear to pivot around the reported item.
  • paradoxumparadoxum Join Date: 2012-03-05 Member: 148193Members Posts: 370 Advanced user
    how do the annotations get from a random server i'm playing on back to the map creator?
  • DeadzoneDeadzone Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17911Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 934
    QUOTE (paradoxum @ Apr 3 2012, 06:02 PM) »
    how do the annotations get from a random server i'm playing on back to the map creator?


    Necro much?

    Type
    displayannotations

    in your console and you'll see every annotation players have made for that map. (or that version of the map, if I'm guessing correctly) Mapper does the same thing.
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  • TechercizerTechercizer 7th Player Join Date: 2011-06-11 Member: 103832Members Posts: 1,850
    QUOTE (Deadzone @ Apr 3 2012, 07:23 PM) »
    Necro much?

    Type
    displayannotations

    in your console and you'll see every annotation players have made for that map. (or that version of the map, if I'm guessing correctly) Mapper does the same thing.

    Can't fault him for using the search function :3

    The annotations are transmitted to a remote server and stored when entered, as I understand it. That's why you need an internet connection to annotate.

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