I bring you: Hot platforms!

Discussion in 'Mapping and stuff' started by BallsonFire, December 28, 2014.

  1. BallsonFire

    BallsonFire Active Member

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    It's is a 4 player map on a lava planet with 4 platforms suited for 4 player FFA or a team game 2v2 (version 13 supports 4 teams shared armies). The map is mirrored in 4 ways (always hard to get that right). The Lava makes it impossible to have ground units outside the platforms.
    This maps has the focus on the center platform where there is a nice extra metal income to the player that conquers it. It is the first version so I might do some changes to the map and/or make other versions soon. I try to design maps that has it's own unique play style and adds real value to the PA community. So I hope you guys like it. In any case please let me know and leave a message below.

    You can download the latest version of the map here and import it PA

    [version 13 is supporting up to 4 teams shared army spawns. Use the setting player chooses spawn on planet for unshared armies.
    This version has reduced metal on the spawn platforms]

    For another awesome map I created earlier checkout:
    https://forums.uberent.com/threads/fields-of-isis-map-from-supcom-re-created.66091/


    Overview of the map
    overview.png

    1 of the 4 platforms
    platform.png

    Center platform (where most of the action take place)
    center-platform.png

    Backside of the planet
    backside.png

    I also would love to build Seton's clutch if Uber would provide a good system designer that would make it possible to deform terrain and let me add water where I want to. Currently the system designer is bugged and it takes me a lot of time to get thinks right.

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    Last edited: January 14, 2015
  2. Alpha2546

    Alpha2546 Post Master General

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    Wow this map takes me back to the speedmetal map of TA spring. Had so much fun on that map. Thanks for creating and sharing! I'll definately check this one out! :D
    Last edited: December 28, 2014
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  3. BallsonFire

    BallsonFire Active Member

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    You're welcome, I'm glad you like it :D
  4. forcefields

    forcefields New Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to make and upload this map - it's great! Is it possible at some point to perhaps see a smaller, maybe even half size variant?

    edit: actually i've instantaneously changed my mind - please disregard the above haha
  5. BallsonFire

    BallsonFire Active Member

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    I will probably make multiple versions of this map
  6. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    This map is very much like 'Lava High-ground' from TA :) Also a good map for 1 v 1- as you end up hopping from island to island :p
  7. BallsonFire

    BallsonFire Active Member

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    I don't know that map because I played from supcom and beyond. As soon as one of the 4 players get terminated you basically do the same thing hoping over to the other platform for extra metal income.
  8. nuketf

    nuketf Active Member

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    this reminds me of a supcom 2 map...what was it called again?
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    P.S how did you make it lava only?
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    stuart98 Post Master General

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  11. BallsonFire

    BallsonFire Active Member

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    I think the water hight was 70 but I don't know the seed. I just randomized it till I had little to almost no land. There is a bit of land but it is covered up by the platforms.
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    It looks like Lava Highground map from original TA, but much bigger with more lava))
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  13. BallsonFire

    BallsonFire Active Member

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    I just did a big update of the map to improve pathing and it also looks cooler :D
    I will update the images soon.
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    This looks fantastic, great work!
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    The newest version of the map has server crashes almost every game and I don't know what is causing it. I can't watch the replays either. I spend a lot of time on the last update of the map but it if I can't fix it I have to redo the whole update again on a version of the map where no server crashes occurred.
  17. BallsonFire

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    Just redid a lot from version 9 that was stable to version 12. this version does seems to be stable again. The tiles in the center were probably causing the server crashes. It did improved the pathing but it is not worth the server crashes, so they are not there anymore in version 12. If Uber updates the system designer I will probably give it another try to improve the map

    [I had a server crash in version 12 too I can't say it is stable]
    Last edited: January 1, 2015
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  18. xerdkv

    xerdkv New Member

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    Very nice and fun map! My fav 2v2 so far.

    How did you seed this map, Did you use CSG Brushes to create the platforms?
  19. radongog

    radongog Well-Known Member

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    Despite the crashes I really enjoy that map! :D
  20. elvisior

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    Just played this and wow!

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