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11:35 AM on 10.07.2008

TF Tuesdays - 10/7



New game type tonight, ktf, short for King of The Flag, which is basically a game of keep-away, grab the flag and run. The maps are similar in size to arena maps and so far there's about 4 ktf maps out there. The person who made the game mode wanted me to convert arena_starship, so I figured we'd try it tonight to see if there might be any odd gameplay quirks that would make me need to change something on starship to fit.

Arena_Wildwest - Showdown at high noon

ktf_chemistry_v1 - New game type, grab the center flag and hold it

ctf_stowaway_b5c - A bit rough around the edges, but I hope it plays well

cp_oilfield - Looks fairly well made, I just hope its optimized properly

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11:36 AM on 09.30.2008

TF Tuesdays - 9/30

(photo-uploader seems to be bugged :( )

FPS Banana's servers seem to be down so I'm pulling all the maps from TF2Maps.net for this week. There's a new version of Avanti that I'd like to give another go, as well as a cool space themed CTF map and another custom payload map.

ctf_spacebase_b1a - CTF on a space station, seems this one makes the space theme actually work fairly well

cp_shabbytown_b2 - very good looking cp map, screenshots remind me a bit of dustbowl

pl_heywood_beta4 - looks really nice, but then again, so did the payload map we did last week

avante_b1 - We tried one port a while ago, that mostly crashes out, this one looks more optimized for TF2 play

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10:52 AM on 09.26.2008

FNF - TF2 - Debate Night



Not sure on attendance this week as those of you of voting age in the US might be watching the debate. Personally, I just want to see the VP one to watch Palin make Miss Teen South Carolina look like a Rhodes Scholar.

Politics aside, one new map for tonight that was actually released today, cp_observatory. Its a gravelpit style map and looks fairly well done.

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10:48 AM on 09.23.2008

TF Tuesdays - New Card :)



Finally got my new card installed yesterday and TF2 plays smoother than ever. Just three maps this week, things seem to have been going a bit more slowly on the new release front and even less so on the quality portion. All three maps this week look pretty good and I look forward to playing with all of you for like the first time in almost a month.

ctf_backwards_b1 - Push style CTF, much like epicenter, and I think TF2 really needs more of these

pl_cranetop_b3 - Finally a good looking and reasonably sized PL map

tc_atlantic_v1 - Final version of Atlantic, not as good looking as something like meridian, but hopefully it will play just as well

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10:06 AM on 09.16.2008

TF Tuesdays - Homebrew & Trains



Still won't be around as I'm still waiting on the replacement card Asus is so graciously giving me for free since my old one burned out almost two weeks ago. However, Exanimo has an alpha ready of the map he has been working on, ctf_godspeed, so lets give it a go and see how it plays.

ctf_godspeed_a1 - by Exanimo, screenshots look nice, despite being dev textures. Hopefully it will turn out good.

ctf_bankjob_b2 - looks very pretty, is also a fairly large download due to custom models, reviews state that it plays well

cp_arena_trains_b2 - for some reason I just like any map with trains in them (ref: freightyard)

cp_monkey_b3 - port of a tfc map, however unlike its counterpart, its cp instead of CTF, I think it looks fairly nice and think it might play well in a TF2 environment.

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11:44 AM on 09.05.2008

FNF - TF2 - Playing Spore Edition



Since Spore got leaked I'm sure a fair number of people are going to be playing it early. Just one new map for tonight and I'm going to experiment with executable configs to start FNF and for a highlander game mode.

arena_watchtower_b3 - Custom alpine arena map that makes lumberyard look ugly

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11:50 AM on 09.02.2008

TF Tuesdays - Broken PCs Edition



As I sit right now on hold with Asus regarding my warranty I still picked out four maps for tonight whilst I sit on hold. Thankfully they should be able to give me the exact same card I had as a replacement, just going to be a few days shipment wise.

ctf_waterworks - new and it looks decent, as usual we can always use some more good CTF maps

cp_arnold_b3 - we tried B2 a while ago and it was alright, just had some optimization issues. B3 doesn't have the best critical rating, but i liked the previous version and hopefully this one will be good.

ctf_moonchies_b2 - At least I'm not the only one trying for a space theme

areana_phobos_base1 - there are teleporters and its on a moon (demons not included)


If you haven't picked up arena_starship_v1, you can here. Since I wont get to play the maps tonight, I would encourage some of you to get accounts on FPS banana and leave actual reviews. Nothing makes a map maker happy then getting feedback, positive or negative. Usually Ill leave a review for almost every map we play test on TFT or FNF ,but since my box is out of commission I won't be able to do that.

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11:32 AM on 08.29.2008

FNF - TF2 - UT Gold



Since Deathkiller finally released a final version of a facing worlds port I've put that up on the server for tonight. In addition to this I'll also be putting up a version one of arena_starship (link to follow later). See you all tonight.

ctf_face - port of the unreal tournament version, it adds an underground tunnel and extra cover to counter snipers that were so prevalent in the UT version.


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8:56 AM on 08.26.2008

TF Tuesdays - Map Pack 5



Not a whole ton to say about this week, except the maps that I've put up for it. One arena map, one payload map, and two control point maps, all of which look at least competent.

arena_mach - conversion of ctf_mach4, but with an alpine environment. Looks great but I still haven't gotten a chance to test it yet for playability.

pl_donut_b1 - odd looking PL map thats laid out in a circle, apparently both teams can cap, not sure how it will play but its a neat concept

cp_raiden - fresh new CP map that doesnt look like its gotten a lot of attention, seems alright from the screens

cp_yahlab_v2 - I added it because it has a rocket silo ::)

If you have not gotten it, map pack 5 has been uploaded, you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Map Pack 5 Contents:

Arena Maps (2):

Arena_Mach
Arena_Starship_b2

CP Maps (43):

Avanti_b1
cp_2tower
cp_aqua
cp_arnold_b1
cp_bessjump
cp_bloodstained
cp_boulder_v2
cp_brome
cp_busytown
cp_carpo_b2
cp_castle4
cp_corporation_b3
cp_cowpath_b3
cp_cube_b15
cp_cz2_beta1
cp_depot_b2
cp_desertfortress
cp_fallout
cp_fragrun
cp_freight_b3
cp_grand_canyon_v1
cp_harbor
cp_hotelhell
cp_industrial_b1
cp_junction_v2
cp_labor
cp_lazytown
cp_orange_cross2_v2
cp_orange_tower
cp_orange_x4
cp_orange_z_b2
cp_overflow_2
cp_roswell
cp_science2
cp_secret_base
cp_spyhard_RC1
cp_stag
cp_starship_b3
cp_studio_rc4
cp_tower
cp_tunnel_v2
cp_warpath2

CTF Maps (31):

ctf_2docks
ctf_badlands_classic_b3e
ctf_bball2
ctf_canyongiant_v1
ctf_chaos
ctf_convoy_v2
ctf_epicenter2_b2
ctf_escherhaus
ctf_excavation_beta
ctf_fishy_b4
ctf_freezers_v2
ctf_freightfractorys_b3
ctf_geothermal_b2
ctf_impact2
ctf_jinxed_b3
ctf_launchzone
ctf_mach4
ctf_moonwalk_v2
ctf_npire_v3
ctf_omega_redux
ctf_openfire
ctf_ouch_final
ctf_research_pre_c
ctf_rf_checkmate_b3
ctf_scorpion_v4
ctf_stronghold_b5
ctf_switch
ctf_system_b1
ctf_torch_b1
ctf_turndown_b1
ctf_well2

Other (7):

dm_biosphere_v3
dom_canalzone
duel_duel1
falling_cp
melee_ringking
protectthefile3p1
the_hunted_beta1

Payload (5):
pl_awesome_pre2
pl_dbheights
pl_dustbowl_b4
pl_hoodoo_b1a
pl_payback_beta

Territory Control (2):
tc_meridian_b2
tc_spectre_b2b


Total Maps: 90
Size: 2.25 Gigs Unpacked
Compressed Size: ~900 megs

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11:13 AM on 08.22.2008

FNF - TF2 - Free Weekend



If you have PC capable of TF2 but not played TF2 yet, this is your weekend. Free-play lasts from today through Sunday. Just one new map for tonight, Geoff worked on a push style CTF map so we'll give it a whirl. In addition if you haven't picked up arena_starship, it replaced cp_starship on rotation, you can snag it here.

ctf_research - looks alright, Ive got a few concerns about how it might play but we'll see.


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10:46 AM on 08.19.2008

TF Tuesdays - Valve Time



Not sure if the heavy update will be coming today (they'll probably release the last unlock and push the patch later this week), but if it does, both #1 and #2 are set up to limit the number of heavies, if Ain is around when the update hits and we update #3 it will be set for whoring. If he isn't tough luck, head somewhere else if you want to grind achievements.

tc_meridian - From the maker of cp_science, comes complete with giant stone head and robot. This map changes TC gameplay by having players run a flag to win the round instead of capturing a point.

pl_hoodoo - despite being somewhat unbalanced in favor of red, its a custom PL map that doesn't suck (finally)

ctf_switch - looks very well made and could be fun

cp_industrial - rolling the dice on this one and hoping its good

Updates

npire updated to npire_v3

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11:23 AM on 08.12.2008

TF Tuesdays - The Hunted



Ill be putting the hunted plugin on the server for the hunted map tonight. Im not sure how exactly its going to work since in the old version when the hunted got to the escape point it was game over. Also don't know if it has class limits built in, but Assassins should be only snipers/spys.

Of the maps tonight, 3 of the 4 will likely get stuck on rotation on #1 as well.

ctf_2docks_beta5 - We got this exclusive until after the test, then Gunbeard is going to decide whether this is going to be the final v1 release or if he is going to revise stuff.

the_hunted_beta1- if you went out to TFC night, it should be fairly familiar to you ;D

cp_secretbase_rc1 - Finally, the release candidate for secretbase, the 3rd cap is friggin awesome.

cp_starship_b3_24 - This is the release candidate for b3, there is one more thing I am going to try to fix in regards to seeing level geometry through the skybox sometimes and if that doesn't work, I'm just going to release it as is.

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