1. Post #1
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    December 2008
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    View YouTUBE video


    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2uUaajfsUXw




    It's finally here! The sequel to GPK_Freecity, based on Mirror's Edge. Ziplines, red doors and bright colours. It's all in there.


    [tab]Screenshots[/tab]
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    Full gallery of development screenshots here.


    [tab]Usage[/tab]
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    People are free to use my custom models and materials as long as they give credit to Hiyougami and provide the URL to my site, http://hiyougami.webs.com.


    [tab]Credits[/tab]
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    Thanks go to the following for testing and suggestions:

    FusionPentax
    EP1C FLA1L
    Llamalords
    Snowstar
    Renorack
    iJackass
    Nat225
    Deddej
    Roach
    Inter
    Tek

    And to these people for resources and help:

    Dosycool - Gameplay inspiration
    Sineskeller - In-game music, thanks!
    Philip/3kliksphilip - Mapping explanations
    Everyone at cgtextures.com for textures
    Propsareawesome - Constructive criticism
    Johan/ http://aajohan.deviantart.com - Fonts
    Darkein - Teaser music! (though I wasn't able to contact him)
    Robert Briscoe/ http://littlelostpoly.co.uk - Mapping inspiration , cc & design help
    Magnus Birgersson/Solar Fields - Musical inspiration & usage help


    [tab]Download[/tab]
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    NOTE: This is a zip file containing a DOWNLOAD LINK as well as some bonus content - I had trouble uploading Plaza in its entirety to garrysmod.org, so an alternative file host was the logical way to go. For the impatient: http://www.filefront.com/17522984/GM...ity_Plaza.zip/

    Website: http://hiyougami.co.uk

    It's been ten months, and I'm really very happy to release this for everyone's gaming pleasure!
    If you have any questions, my email is hiyougami@gmail.com.

    Enjoy!
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  2. Post #2
    Jaded
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    April 2010
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    Very nice, can't wait to try it out.

  3. Post #3
    Higuys's Avatar
    September 2010
    511 Posts
    I Love the map, but whenever I enter it, it lags ME SYSTEM LIKE A POT O' GOLD, if ya' know what I mean, matey! My computer is pretty good, as I can run gmod on it's highest settings. I do not know my specs.
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  4. Post #4
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
    hiyougami's Avatar
    December 2008
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    I Love the map, but whenever I enter it, it lags ME SYSTEM LIKE A POT O' GOLD, if ya' know what I mean, matey! My computer is pretty good, as I can run gmod on it's highest settings. I do not know my specs.
    This is what I feared. I optimised the map as much as I could, and always kept lower-end systems in mind, regularly sending out alpha versions to many testers on different machines around the world. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Valve's VIS system, a lot more is rendered in wide open spaces than usual.
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    Higuys's Avatar
    September 2010
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    Crap, well thanks.

  6. Post #6
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
    hiyougami's Avatar
    December 2008
    711 Posts
    Crap, well thanks.
    Does the flashlight lag your computer? There's an env_projectedtexture (basically a flashlight entity) in the blue electricals room to give a particular lighting effect, that might be the problem?

  7. Post #7
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    September 2008
    234 Posts
    So pretty... you have talent, my friend. :)
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  8. Post #8
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    September 2009
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    I was playing through it and I saw something moving on a balcony above me. Anyone know what it is?
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    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
    hiyougami's Avatar
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    I was playing through it and I saw something moving on a balcony above me. Anyone know what it is?
    "Death From Above", my friend. You're happy you didn't see.
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    Facepunch Resident Alcoholic!
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    July 2007
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    Elaborate on death from above, what was it :ohdear:

  12. Post #12
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    August 2008
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    Philip/3kliksphilip - Mapping explanations
    Are you seriously thanking, The worst mapper ever?
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    Facepunch Resident Alcoholic!
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    July 2007
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    Oh my fuck I just noticed that, fuck 3kliks watch my tutorials
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    Deet's Avatar
    June 2009
    167 Posts
    I downloaded this yesterday and played through it, I like it.

  15. Post #15
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    March 2005
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    All of the nice ambient light seems to whitewash its hyperblockiness. The street and kerb in the second screenshot really look bad.
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  16. Post #16
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
    hiyougami's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Elaborate on death from above, what was it :ohdear:
    Gman running like hell xD


    Are you seriously thanking, The worst mapper ever?
    S'cuse me mate? Yes, his old tutorials taught bad habits and nooby methods, but his new stuff is much better (and of course, he isn't the only tut-maker out there). He also lives near me, we share messages over FP.

    All of the nice ambient light seems to whitewash its hyperblockiness. The street and kerb in the second screenshot really look bad.
    I kinda agree, that part was originally closed off but I later decided to open it up. However, the curb is rounded at the corners. How may I improve that particular area?
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  17. Post #17
    TheBulgarian's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Finally cant wait to test it

  18. Post #18
    Xeloras's Avatar
    June 2009
    527 Posts
    Are you seriously thanking, The worst mapper ever?
    Don't do this, every time he gets dissed, he shows up in a hissy-fit, then most the mapping community counter hissy-fits. Then everyone ends up banned.

  19. Post #19
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    February 2006
    3 Posts
    This level looks like Apple designed it lol. But really, it looks extremely nice!
    I do have a question - does it have npc nodes?
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    April 2010
    93 Posts
    That is AWESOME, I love Mirrors Edge, it looks perfect, really nice map >:D

  21. Post #21
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
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    December 2008
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    This level looks like Apple designed it lol. But really, it looks extremely nice!
    I do have a question - does it have npc nodes?
    Unfortunately, no. Only four were placed for Gman to do his thing. I forgot the rest v_v
    Plus, Apple couldn't have gotten anywhere near it. I mean, it doesn't even cost a penny, let alone 2000000000.

  22. Post #22
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    December 2009
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    an image made with your map
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  23. Post #23
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    an image made with your map
    Heh, love it! ^^
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  24. Post #24
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    December 2007
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    You just gave me a flashback on how depressing Mirror's Edge was.

  25. Post #25
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
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    You just gave me a flashback on how depressing Mirror's Edge was.
    At least we get to see some sister hugging action at the end. It's so cute.
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  26. Post #26
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    Don't do this, every time he gets dissed, he shows up in a hissy-fit, then most the mapping community counter hissy-fits. Then everyone ends up banned.
    Ah yes, Dont diss someone because they have a hissy fit...

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    I know nothing about you but fuck it here's a title
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    Oh my god, we're in a dream ?
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  29. Post #29
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    July 2008
    1,994 Posts
    The skybox doesn't work for me D: Also great map by the way.

  30. Post #30
    Sora3100's Avatar
    September 2009
    272 Posts
    The skybox doesn't work for me D: Also great map by the way.
    Probably your missing Counter-Strike: Source?

  31. Post #31
    I like to faps while I make maps
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    December 2009
    1,451 Posts
    Doesn't even look like it's the Source Engine (In My Opinion). Nice job on this.
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  32. Post #32
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    Doesn't even look like it's the Source Engine (In My Opinion). Nice job on this.
    Thank you! :D

  33. Post #33
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    Probably your missing Counter-Strike: Source?
    I have counter strike source. Legally. So I'm not sure if it uses a custom skybox er something. I might just re add all the CSS textures into the actual gmod folder. But thanks for trying to help any ways.

  34. Post #34
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    December 2009
    7,484 Posts
    Great map you got here, very well designed.

    I have counter strike source. Legally. So I'm not sure if it uses a custom skybox er something. I might just re add all the CSS textures into the actual gmod folder. But thanks for trying to help any ways.
    Have you tried reinstalling this map? The skybox works fine for me, and I don't have CS:S.

  35. Post #35
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    July 2008
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    Great map you got here, very well designed.



    Have you tried reinstalling this map? The skybox works fine for me, and I don't have CS:S.
    I've tryed that. I think I just messed it up by adding Dystopia and Insurgency textures and models to the gmod directory which may have screwed up something. If it still doesn't work then it may be for DOD:S ? Not sure but I will fix it some how.

    Edited:

    Alright it's fixed now. I knew it was the texture problem.

  36. Post #36
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
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    I've tryed that. I think I just messed it up by adding Dystopia and Insurgency textures and models to the gmod directory which may have screwed up something. If it still doesn't work then it may be for DOD:S ? Not sure but I will fix it some how.

    Edited:

    Alright it's fixed now. I knew it was the texture problem.
    The likely reason: The skybox texture from your mods didn't have an HDR version, so when you play Plaza in HDR, it dun' work.

  37. Post #37
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    The likely reason: The skybox texture from your mods didn't have an HDR version, so when you play Plaza in HDR, it dun' work.
    Yea I saw lol. Well it's fixed now so yay ! :)

  38. Post #38
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
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    December 2008
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    Yea I saw lol. Well it's fixed now so yay ! :)
    :D
    By the way, everyone, what could I improve about this map? I want to learn from it and make my future projects as spiffy as possible.

  39. Post #39
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    June 2009
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    Awesome
    But , where is the ending ? I found myself lost in two buildings , connected by a tunnel

  40. Post #40
    Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. ~Scott Adams
    hiyougami's Avatar
    December 2008
    711 Posts
    Awesome
    But , where is the ending ? I found myself lost in two buildings , connected by a tunnel
    No ending. I rushed the last bit, but also - to be honest - it's a multiplayer map, not a singleplayer.