1. Post #1
    Dr_Spud's Avatar
    July 2009
    40 Posts


    ctf_haarp - Updated to beta 2!
    By: Dr. Spud



    ctf_haarp is a brand new Attack and Defend CTF map. Red has gotten clever and replaced control points with computer terminals. It's like dustbowl, only Blu must deliver intel to CPs to proceed.

    H.A.A.R.P. (the High Frequency Active Auroral R.E.D. Project) is stationed inside a huge Red base built in the side of a cliff. In the snowy Alaskan wilderness, they've built antenna arrays and a gigantic satellite dish. But what you don't know is it's really a DOOMSDAY DEVICE that could potentially END THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. Blue must infiltrate the base and deliver the shutdown override codes before DEATH AND DESTRUCTION RAINS DOWN ON THE WORLD (or something).

    Change Log:
    -Huge boost in framerate.
    -Removed all custom particles, since that custom particle glitch still hasn't been patched. That means no more messed up particles!
    -Better balancing in all three stages - it's much more possible for Red to defend stages 1 and 2.
    -Tweaking of geometry here and there for balancing, and for ease of movement.

    download via TF2Maps.net: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads....=1673&act=down
    download via fpsbanana: http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/download/111579

    Screens:



    High res:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/...eta_teaser.jpg
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/...etascreen2.jpg
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/...etascreen3.jpg
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/...etascreen4.jpg
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/...etascreen5.jpg
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/geek/gars/...etascreen7.jpg

    Known Issues:
    -Some custom models are still lacking good textures (They've just got straight colors for now).
    -Need an introduction video.


    Want to leave feedback? Post in this thread, or post on the map's tf2maps.net thread, http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=7358 .




    Additional Credits:
    Nineaxis: custom posters.


    Thanks, special:
    -Tf2Maps.net
    -Icarus
    -Radaka
    -A Boojum Snark
    -Nineaxis
    -Youme
    -Everyone testing and leaving feedback
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  2. Post #2
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    Campin Carl's Avatar
    October 2006
    5,229 Posts
    How about some pictures?
    EDIT: I'll do it, I'm first post.
    http://hunter.fpsbanana.com/ss/maps/111579a.jpg [url]http://hunter.fpsbanana.com/ss/maps/111579b.jpg[/url] [url]http://hunter.fpsbanana.com/ss/maps/111579c.jpg[/url] [url]http://hunter.fpsbanana.com/ss/maps/111579d.jpg[/url] [url]http://hunter.fpsbanana.com/ss/maps/111579e.jpg[/url]
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  3. Post #3
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    March 2008
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    You really should add pictures to this thread because no one will look at it without pictures. But from the ones on fpsbanana it looks like a half decant map, defiantly a good looking one.
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  4. Post #4
    Dr_Spud's Avatar
    July 2009
    40 Posts
    I posted the screens but didn't realize facepunch wouldn't auto-resize. I'm making some smaller-sized ones.

  5. Post #5
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    DementNeo's Avatar
    April 2006
    3,327 Posts
    nope

    needs to be a respectable gamemode like cp, ctf matches never last long/last forever/suck
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  6. Post #6
    Dr_Spud's Avatar
    July 2009
    40 Posts
    It's not standard ctf. It's A/D CTF, which is similar to TFC Dustbowl. Blue team delivers intelligence to capture points.
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  7. Post #7

    July 2009
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    Looks Perfect for posing.
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  8. Post #8
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    March 2009
    3,514 Posts
    Thats just a purdy map.
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  9. Post #9
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    May 2009
    986 Posts
    This is a great map and all of you should play it, fyi.
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    Keychain's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,456 Posts
    Looks great, only problem is that its ctf. Make a gravelpit-like CP mode, please.
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  11. Post #11
    Cidem's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,605 Posts
    Looks saxay bro

  12. Post #12
    Dennab
    February 2007
    12,255 Posts
    Hot, would try it if I wasn't a lazy and incompetent jerk.

  13. Post #13
    achickennugget's Avatar
    August 2009
    362 Posts
    I played this during alpha on the tf2maps server. Really interesting, that's for sure.

  14. Post #14
    FlakMonkey66's Avatar
    January 2009
    690 Posts
    This is mucho sexy. any servers running it?

  15. Post #15
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    DementNeo's Avatar
    April 2006
    3,327 Posts
    I wouldn't mind testing it, the CTF CP style sounds weird.
    I played this during alpha on the tf2maps server. Really interesting, that's for sure.
    Why is piss coming off your avatar?
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  16. Post #16
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    January 2009
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    Muse reference :3:
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  17. Post #17
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    January 2008
    7,279 Posts
    When I read the thread title, I thought "What kind of name is this? Probably it's gonna be some shit map..."

    Then I saw the pictures, and my eyes have been sexed.
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    achickennugget's Avatar
    August 2009
    362 Posts
    why is piss coming off your avatar?
    ...

    :[

  19. Post #19
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    Evil-Dragon's Avatar
    November 2006
    111 Posts
    What a fantastic map! I have some ideas though

    Have you thought about making the capture not instantaneous? Kinda like about 5-10 seconds until the briefcase is accepted into the terminal?

    It allows the red team time to react in response to the point/briefcase being captured/delivered.

    Perhaps for your final sequence you could make the satellite dish do something (explode, collapse, etc..) to give the winning team something interesting to watch.

    Just some ideas.
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  20. Post #20
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    February 2008
    1,172 Posts
    Looks brilliant.

    Isn't the first picture a photoshop of the Muse album?
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  21. Post #21
    Dr_Spud's Avatar
    July 2009
    40 Posts
    @Evil-Dragon:
    Adding a cap-time has been discussed. However, I think if I were to do that, it would become too similar to standard CP. But don't worry though, just because the captures are instant doesn't mean it's too easy on Blue. Red can block captures by standing on the point, plus the map is a bit longer and more difficult for Blue to reach the point than dustbowl.

    @Godzillarr
    Yes, and I approve of your avatar.
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  22. Post #22
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    February 2007
    3,023 Posts
    You should change the intel model to a bomb/virus-infected disk or something, it doesn't really make sense that BLU is sending intel (which is a suitcase full of paper may I add) into computers.

    I know I know, TF2 isn't supposed to make sense but I think it would be good with something different.

    (Scratch that if the intel is already changed, I didn't play the map)

  23. Post #23
    KarlHeinrichMarx's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,304 Posts
    Looks really nice. I'll have to play this sometime.

  24. Post #24
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    massn7's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,654 Posts
    Looks brilliant.

    Isn't the first picture a photoshop of the Muse album?
    indeed it is

    looks great, I'll see if any servers are running it tonight.

  25. Post #25
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,516 Posts
    Haha, I love the muse reference.
    I also love how you put the satellite from the muse concert :D
    Dunno if that was a reference or not, but the name was!

    Edited:

    Also, sexy map

  26. Post #26
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    June 2007
    3,596 Posts
    Misleading thread title, I was expecting something horrible.
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  27. Post #27
    Don Cleche's Avatar
    July 2009
    333 Posts
    Misleading thread title, I was expecting something horrible.
    You so deserve this heart.
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  28. Post #28
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    Smashman's Avatar
    September 2009
    11,908 Posts
    This map is the shit!
    Srsly.
    Best in the A/D contest.
    Nice job Spud.

  29. Post #29
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    August 2008
    1,312 Posts
    You should change the intel model to a bomb/virus-infected disk or something, it doesn't really make sense that BLU is sending intel (which is a suitcase full of paper may I add) into computers.

    I know I know, TF2 isn't supposed to make sense but I think it would be good with something different.

    (Scratch that if the intel is already changed, I didn't play the map)
    Suitcase full or punchcards!

  30. Post #30
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    December 2006
    2,332 Posts
    I don't like the way the first point is so close to the beginning. A scout with forcejump can easily get to them.

    Edited:

    Great looking though.

  31. Post #31
    Lolmann29's Avatar
    February 2009
    281 Posts
    looks pretty damn cool

  32. Post #32
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    Vaught's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,749 Posts
    I'll admit, this looks badass.

  33. Post #33
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    Mr_Sun's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,274 Posts
    wow this looks beautiful

  34. Post #34
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    microsnakey's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,207 Posts
    What servers play this map
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  35. Post #35
    FluffyMcNutter's Avatar
    June 2009
    646 Posts
    This looks awesome. Nice job.

    As for how it plays, I can't speak for that yet as I've yet to play it in a populated server, but I like what I see.

  36. Post #36
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    Nerts's Avatar
    August 2009
    5,544 Posts
    That make looks awesome, I'm gonna have to try it out and see if it plays well too.

  37. Post #37
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    Smashman's Avatar
    September 2009
    11,908 Posts
    What servers play this map
    TF2Maps.net
    EU and US probably.
    Just come to a gameday when it's on.

  38. Post #38
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    Dennab
    November 2008
    18,714 Posts
    Holy shit, looks like something outta a James Bond movie

    Artistic for you sir

  39. Post #39
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    zeebiedeebie's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,721 Posts
    It's dang purty.

  40. Post #40
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    OutOfExile's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,276 Posts
    I alpha tested this :D First assault ctf map I actually liked.