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Cazor
09-08-2003, 01:57 AM
Freeway from the matrix reloaded.

http://ut2k3net.com/cazor/screenshots/freeway.JPG

http://ut2k3net.com/cazor/screenshots/freeway2.JPG

http://ut2k3net.com/cazor/screenshots/freeway3.JPG

http://ut2k3net.com/cazor/screenshots/freeway4.JPG

Skybox is temporary (its just to give off light)

Uhm.... yeah... so whats gonna happen is theres traffic driving around and every car you can steal, and drive with JA's vehicles. Theres also gonna be a motorcycle and the car the 'good guys' drive. Hope you all like it.

wedge2211
09-08-2003, 12:08 PM
I assume the uppermost overpasses (the horizontal and vertical ones in the last shot) will be inaccesible? Otherwise, the edges of the map would make them quite ugly to be driving on. I also might extend them a little further than the edges, to give the appearance that they keep going.

Make good use of JA portal skies. Also add more details to break up the roads, right now it's a bit monotonous and monochrome. Put lines on the roads, traffic lights, streetsigns, etc. Looks like a good solid start so far.

It might also be interesting to make a map that consists of several fast-moving cars, always in motion along a straight line (so you only have to give the appearance of motion--build the cars stationary and make the background a portal sky that looks like a road zipping along), and the fight takes place on the roofs of the cars...if you fall, you die. Might be a good idea for a power duel map...

Eldritch
09-08-2003, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by wedge2211
Make good use of JA portal skies. Also add more details to break up the roads, right now it's a bit monotonous and monochrome. Put lines on the roads, traffic lights, streetsigns, etc. Looks like a good solid start so far.
Traffic lights? On a highway? :eek: That could get ugly.

I think the power duel idea is a good one, though.

Cazor
09-09-2003, 10:59 PM
Added streetlights.

http://cazor.ionempire.dyndns.org/freeway/shot0061.jpg

wedge2211
09-10-2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by Eldritch
Traffic lights? On a highway? :eek: That could get ugly.
I was about to make a snide comment like, "yes, traffic lights, don't they have those in Florida so you can see the roads at night?" but then I saw Cazor's last post, and yeah, I meant to say streetlights. :P

@Cazor: Nice work, those help to break up the monotony of the highway. Can't wait to see some color, too...Don't forget those water-filled barrels!

Eldritch
09-10-2003, 02:27 PM
Also, don't forget -patchshadow so that those streetlights cast shadows as well.

DarkLord60
09-11-2003, 01:27 AM
Cazor I am so glad we have you on our team your talent is just awesome.

Eldritch
09-11-2003, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by DarkLord60
Cazor I am so glad we have you on our team your talent is just awesome.
Now if you could just get your team to release something a little more impressive than models, that'd be great. :D

ewok mercenary
09-11-2003, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by wedge2211
I was about to make a snide comment like, "yes, traffic lights, don't they have those in Florida so you can see the roads at night?" but then I saw Cazor's last post, and yeah, I meant to say streetlights. :P


Confusing streetlights with traffic lights... man, I sure hope you don't drive! :p

Shotokan
09-12-2003, 06:31 AM
LoL. Man how's the framerate? Looks like it'll be a killer.

Eldritch
09-12-2003, 11:44 AM
A few things:

- The on/off ramps turn too quickly - they're almost 90 degrees. When have you seen a major highway with a 90 degree offramp?
You might consider making the turn a little more smooth.

- There doesn't appear to be anyway to get onto that outer loop, or the 4 overpasses.

- Do something with that ground. Either retexture it so it doesn't repeat so much, or add something interesting down there (more roads?) to break it up. Maybe some slightly varied terrain so it's not flat. Anything would be better than what it is now.

wedge2211
09-12-2003, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Eldritch
- There doesn't appear to be anyway to get onto ... the 4 overpasses.
To my mind, that's not a problem, in fact it's better. It lends the map a sense of scale, without having the problem that you could see the "end of the road" while standing on the top overpasses.

However, a couple accessible overpasses would certainly add to the map.

You're gonna have cars/trucks moving constantly around the map, right??? Not just drivable ones, but automatic ones?

...And yes, I do drive.

The Cheat
09-25-2003, 10:15 PM
it would be cool if you could make a skybox where it makes it look like the road just continues to go out past the map, not sure if it is possible

also, if there are automatic cars, what side of the road will they drive on?

Cazor
09-30-2003, 11:12 AM
Uhmm... yeah im back.

Ill asnwer some questions

The highest 4 overpasses will not be accessible by road, but you can jump to them. They dont serve a purpose other than to make the map look bigger and more busy like the real freeway.

All the cars will be driving as NPCs around the track until you decide to steal it if if you want. some of the special reloaded cars and the motorcycle might be in hidden areas.

Theres gonna be junk and some roads in that big empy space doen there. a lot of people didnt like the idea of grass, so i ran out of ideas for a while.

And yeah im thinking about making a portal sky where the onramps connect and just go on for a while until you cant see them really.

Yes i know the onramps turn a bit quickly but its accualy not hard to get on them. Theres really not much room for a long area to get on the onramp and make it a very slight curve, and i wanted it to be at all nice angles to connect to the other roads (90 degress is a lot easier to work with patches than 45 or something else)

framerate in JA isnt that good at the moment, then again i have everything on (to the point where SP is like 20FPS average) since this mod wont use any sabers, you can turn off glow and dynamic lights for them and that would drop it significantly right there. I havent fixed it all up for performance yet, either.


any other questions?

blade86
10-02-2003, 07:05 AM
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Emon
10-02-2003, 03:56 PM
Pfft, whoever made that skybox is an idiot! It looks nothing like a city! :rolleyes:

Cazor
10-02-2003, 11:18 PM
blade, im already the team leader of a mod (hence the 'the matrix unplugged' part in the topic)... maybe once its done i can have time to help you.

king yoda
10-03-2003, 08:50 PM
cool map. are continue with matrix maps after this?

king yoda
10-07-2003, 02:39 PM
any updates?

Cazor
10-08-2003, 11:24 AM
Not really, working on other stuff for TMU. Ill get back to this once i get a correct skybox, and cars in it.

king yoda
10-09-2003, 06:59 PM
good luck with the work.