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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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10:20 AM on 08.08.2008  

FNF - TF2 - End of Custom Rotation



Ill be changing the rotation back tomorrow unless people want it to stay this way. I think a lot of maps that otherwise didn't get a lot of face time got some runs in, rather than the same old crap of playing Dbowl/GRush/Dbowl again. If you want it to stay like this or you absolutely hate it, sound off.

cp_caveman_b1 - This is a complete craps shoot, it could be good, it could suck horribly, not going to look at it until tonight, because thats half the fun

Just a reminder, this was the rotation we've had on #1 all week

cp_aqua
ctf_chaos
cp_freight_b3
cp_science2
dom_canalzone_b3
cp_labor
ctf_launchzone
cp_warpath2
ctf_impact2
cp_roswell
ctf_mach4
cp_steel_b4
ctf_geothermal_b2

tc_spectre_b2b and cp_fallout are now votable

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10:37 AM on 08.05.2008  

TF Tuesdays - Custom TC Edition



I may or may not have a playtest of starship ready, but it would come after everything else, I won't tell anyone, so you'll have to stick around tonight to find out. Four new maps in addition to one update.

tc_spectre - Finally a custom TC map, and its probably better than hyrdo

ctf_omega_redux - Good looking CTF map, was played on Euro FNF and got good marks

cp_fallout - I just like the name, but its rated fairly well to boot

pl_payback_beta - hopefully like all the other pl customs, this one won't suck

cp_mof_a5 updated to cp_boulder_v1

Custom rotation experiment ends this Friday :)

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9:54 AM on 08.01.2008  

FNF - TF2 - Custom Rotation



For just this week only I'd like to test an all custom-map rotation and see how it works out. Now that the backburner is back into balance hopefully we'll start seeing some of the people that got burnt out on all the pyros start to trickle back into circulation. The one map for tonight is VilePickle's dom_canalzone_b3.

dom_canalzone_b3 - Quick turn-arounds are quick, played b2 on Tuesday and he already has b3 ready by Friday, I wish I could get starship revisions out so fast :(

Since #2 has customs on it now and its pop held up this Tuesday with mach4 and labor, hopefully we can put canalzone on it as well so everyone can get a chance to play it.

Proposed Rotation - Now is your chance to Suggest something to add/remove

cp_aqua
ctf_chaos
cp_freight_b3
ctf_turbine
cp_labor
ctf_launchzone
cp_warpath2
ctf_impact2
cp_roswell
ctf_mach4
cp_steel_b4
dom_canalzone_b3
ctf_geothermal_b2

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10:47 AM on 07.29.2008  

TF Tuesdays - Domination Playstyle



I will not be around tonight, gonna take some time off, ScottyG will be running things. Ask him to switch it up between the customs or any other admin.Vilepickle never got back to me so I don't think he'll be coming out to the playtest of canal_zone

dom_canal_zone_b2 - port from QWTF, it has a completely different game type than any other map, the team that gains the most 'points' in a round wins. Points are accumulated over time by holding the control points on the map.

cp_spyhard (rc1) - Four stage attack/defend map, looks like it could be a lot of fun. There are a few known bugs and a few missing details here and there, but I think its worth a whirl.

ctf_excavation_beta - something that I've overlooked several times, looks like a great CTF map

pl_dustbowl_b4 - updated version of pl_dustbowl_b3, maybe it will play better than heights and b3


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10:26 AM on 07.25.2008  

FNF - TF2 - tgif



Not much special to note for tonight, just one map by the same guy that did cp_mof_a4, but a CTF map, and we can always use more good CTF maps. I wont be putting any more customs on #2, clears out for the most part everyone unfortunately even on TFT/FNF.

ctf_npire_v2 - very well detailed and nice looking ctf map, good ctf maps are unfortunately too few and far between, so hopefully this one might have a chance at rotation.

Also I think I'm going to be taking pl_dbheights off rotation, if someone would like to suggest a replacement, preferably a CTF map, leave suggestions.

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11:55 AM on 07.22.2008  

TF Tuesdays - From The Maker of Steel



Testing a new class limit plugin to keep pyros in check, MaxClass seems to only work when it wants to, the limit is set to 3. Four new maps again for this week, including a new map by the maker of cp_steel that looks really good.

cp_mof_a5 - Three stage dustbowl style map, looks good, but remember the maker is still calling it an alpha build...though I think it looks more like a late beta.

cp_harbor - Looks really really good looking from the screens, lets give it a run through to see how it plays

cp_freight_b3 - by the maker of steel, if its half as good it will be amazing

ctf_2docks_beta4 - looks under appreciated, like the majority of the CTF section ;)

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