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    This is my first sven map. I've done maps for other mods, mostly TFC. But, someone suggested I do maps for sven so I can work on textures and detailing without all the entities that TFC has. So here's what I came up with. Darkvoyage is your standard steal some classified files from an american research base under siege by crazed aliens and try to get out alive maps , with a twist. You discover a portal to another planet ( no, not Xen ) Anyways give me some feedback, negative or positive, I can take it

    Unzip the file to your hl directory.

    http://www.revolution-webdesign.com/darkvoyage.zip

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    ...very nice m8, could do maybe with a more co-op attitude, ie make some switches out of reach to one player, but if theres two, the can jump on each other and reach the switch...? Only a thought... ps ya have a light out of alignment with the ceiling near those 2 gargs...(still playing)

    ...ok just finished it - very nice
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    I know what ya mean about the team work thing. I was thinking of making it so a team mate has to be boosted over
    a wall in order to get to the HW grunt, who is stupid enough to be standing infront of explosives , and then blow open the wall. Wouldn't be too big a change.
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    Yer - thats the idea - otherwise (apart from the odd miss-aligned texture) and my bad spelling - its great!
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    Did ya notice the wall with a decal on it? <--Hint: There isn't an egon gun behind it, noo I'm gonna make it just a little harder to get at, cuz it spoils the gameplay. Still kinda fun to watch everything just fall apart
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    hehe to be honest i didnt find it, but then i wasnt looking (if ya know what i mean) -
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    now this is a quality map . for your first effort im extremely impressed . i just played through both levels and i loved the stargate twist .
    what you definetly need is custom textures in each area so you know your in a more futuristic area .
    as mentioned before , you do need a lot more team play elements . the first retinal scanner i saw i expected some cooperation and i was dissapointed that there wsnt , since i was with my cousin on the server .

    all in all its a job well done and ill be running this map on the server .

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    Not bad! Didn't feel as polished as the official Sven Co-op maps but still a good first effort. The stargate stuff was pretty cool, the maps seemed pretty run of the mill up to that point but that clinched it for Best of Showcase.

    Mainly you need to focus on balance. Attacking a Garg that can't reach you with AR Grenades, a RPG and plenty of ammo, grenades, sachel charges and full HEV isn't a problem. Hell, two garg's aren't a problem in that kind of situation.

    The difficulty in Sven Co-op doesn't just come from how many monsters you throw at the player's, it comes from how much they have to ration out their equipment, you have to be careful not to ration it too much or players get pissed off and people can hog the ammo. So the best idea is to stick it all in the cfg and to put the occasional bits of ammo along the way. Every player has their share and can use it as they like, ain't gonna get players sitting on a respawn point any time soon. The longer the player keeps going the more likely they're gonna run out of ammo.

    So simply:

    Remove most of the HEV Chargers and health chargers. Leave in a few, but only before/after a tough fight. Use the command startarmor 50 to start every player with half HEV power.

    Remove most of the weapons and ammo, maybe leave in things like the RPG, but don't stick down ammo alongside it and put weaponstay on. Put a sachel charge, 5 grenades, 2 AR Gren(maybe) and a pistol into the cfg.
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    I see where you're commin from on the excessive amount of weapons. The first RL is already taken out. The whole story behind that even being there is that I had that open area full of monsters ( about 30 <--r_speeds were emense), after the first 3 or 4 play tests I decided to cut back on the monsters in the area and add the shipping containers, but, I forgot to get rid of the rl . As for teamwork i'm reading up on how to make it so you have to activate 2 retinal scanners in order to open doors. Anyways after I put in these few changes I'll start thinking of where DarkVoyage2 will take place.
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    Exclamation Update

    ok I've gone over some stuff. I managed to cover most of the stuff you guys told me.

    Download the 555kb upgrade:
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/hackerj/dvupdate.zip

    Download the 2.5mb full version:
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/hackerj/darkvoyage.zip

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    nice
    tho u should make soemthing in between the gates
    liek from stargate
    sorta like the thing from svencoop1

    have some blue flashing lights go past and stuff

    the architecture was a bit linear though it was a fun map

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    I didn't realy like the portal in svencoop1. It gets annoying after you've gone through it a few times. Although the first time you see it it's pretty cool.
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    ok theres a problem in teh map , major on if people exploit it .
    this door (pic enclosed) is opened when you perss both switches . but if you pres them again it shuts and never opens again .
    http://www.btinternet.com/~ezekiel.f...voyage0000.jpg

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    yer well something like it
    likke the stargate thing

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    Originally posted by Slidje
    [B]ok theres a problem in teh map , major on if people exploit it .
    this door (pic enclosed) is opened when you perss both switches . but if you pres them again it shuts and never opens again .
    I never had that problem when I tested it with another person. Although I'll look into it. The only problem I noticed there was that the switches have toggle checked when it shouldn't be. I goofed up there. For now just mess with em till they work
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    Design and architecture is average to above average in most places, not bad.

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    Some areas lack architecture and look blocky
    Rare occurances of texture cockups
    Why does the houndeye have 1000 health?
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    The gate one was too dark

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    I really enjoyed the map, it looks nice and r_speeds are fine. I find it quite easy and short tho. You should make it more "cooperative". Make some area`s where you first need to work together before you can advance, not just some "boring-press-2-buttons-at-the-same-time-to-open-that-door."

    I`ll give it a 70 % rating

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    It is pretty easy. Im putting more puzzle type things in my next map, I already have some places that are almost impossible for 1 person to complete. As for the houndeye, it's just something I kept forgetting to fix. I originaly used it just to experiment with the custom health thing to see how much is too much. 1000 is definately a number to stay away from The doors with the 2 buttons wasn't originaly planned. That's why it kinda looks like it was just thrown in without planning. Anyways thanks for the input. I'll keep all this in mind for my next map.
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    Url is dead

    once again the url is not working, please provide a working one thanks

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    Still not working?

    Tried to get this one for awhile now and link still gives "page can't be displayed" message, all the links. Web site gone or what?

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    Re: Still not working?

    Originally posted by goanna
    Tried to get this one for awhile now and link still gives "page can't be displayed" message, all the links. Web site gone or what?
    Ya, it's been toast for awhile. I lost the zip file too.
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    Then perhaps someone who still has the zip could host it? I really wanna play this.......

    I personally keep all my downloaded stuff on a network drive just in case. (hehe that drive has almost 10 GB of downloaded stuff in it )
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    I can't afford a good size hd and I lost the floppy I keep my mapping stuff on. O well, when I get my new computer I'll keep stuff on cd-rws ( harder to lose ).
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    Host

    If someone wants to send me the zip I'll host it on one of my web sites.

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