1. Post #1
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,878 Posts


    We should make a chat thread or something for us mappers.

    Also on topic, I am getting help for my wayward elevator! Ug!
    Not that I'm the best candidate to start a thread, but I thought this was a pretty good idea since we totally managed to derail a thread with what music people listen to, and I thought it'd be neat if people could converse about their mapping habits, inspirations, and what not in here.

    Everyone happy with this? I'll edit the first post with this if everyone's okay with it:

    Things this thread is not:
    1. This is not a thread for mapping questions, or at least questions along the lines of, "How do I get blah to do blah?" That thread would be in this section at the Mapping Question Megathread v3.
    2. This is not a thread to show off your work in progress maps. Feel free to check out The Facepunch "Mapping Pimpage/WIP" Thread.
    3. This is not a place for you to go full-retard with your posts. This is also not an absolute off-topic thread.
    4. This is not.

    Things this thread is:
    1. This thread is the place to discuss all of your habits, influences, and appreciations regarding mapping.
    2. This thread is the place to discuss things like what you listen to while you map and things of that nature.
    3. This thread is for everything that can't fit in the Map Pimpage or Mapping Question thread but is something worth posting.
    4. This thread is basically loosely wrapped around mapping and gaming. If your post would fit better in here then you probably should move to that thread for your post.

    yeah-ok how about keep it about mapping, gaming, anything related to that. I don't want to see 6 pages of how someone found a bird or what energy drink they bought.
    So, here we go.

    Edited:

    TCB set up an IRC channel.

    Server:
    Code:
    irc.msgplus.net
    Channel:
    Code:
    #FPMapping
    Mibbit link (lets you connect through your browser):
    http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23FPMapp...rc.msgplus.net
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  2. Post #2
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    Firegod522's Avatar
    March 2008
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    Mapping Question Megathread v4.[/release]

    So, here we go.
    ??
    Mapping Question Megathread v3
    Also we have this section.
    http://facepunch.com/forums/387
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  3. Post #3
    zach1193's Avatar
    October 2007
    4,793 Posts
    So I won 40 dollars at a casino today...


    Is this the type of stuff we discuss here?

    Oh haha nevermind, well in that case, let me just start this thread by saying that hammer is just a great tool, easy to use but complicated as well!
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  4. Post #4
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Yeah, but this thread serves as it's own kind of thread geared specifically towards mappers while still being too off-topic for things like the Map Pimpage thread and the Mapping Question thread. Examples of topics: What you listen to when you map, appreciation/discussion of other maps and the Source Engine, inspiration for maps... things of that nature. It's not terribly off topic for the other threads, but I think it'd be neat to separate that and keep it in it's own thread.

    If it doesn't work, oh well.
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  5. Post #5
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    Yadda's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Any mumble, teamspeak, or ventrilo circles I'm not aware of?
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  6. Post #6
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Any mumble, teamspeak, or ventrilo circles I'm not aware of?
    I really wish there was a Facepunch IRC channel. I'm more of a type-it-out kind of person since I'm in the living room but I'm also down for Ventrilo.
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  7. Post #7
    I have a TS3 up (512 slots) with a few LoL brazilians players, I could setup a few channels for Facepunch mappers (server located in Germany).

    but yeah, awesome Pandora is awesome for music.
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  8. Post #8
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
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  9. Post #9
    Resident Beat Eater.
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    August 2009
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    And that's why I've become more used to leaving Hammer open more and more as I go along and devote entire nights to my maps. :P
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  10. Post #10
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    Yadda's Avatar
    December 2009
    698 Posts
    Time is measured in milliseconds
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  11. Post #11
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    Eyefunk's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,499 Posts
    Continuing the convo from the Dev contest, what's your favorite type of music to map to? Mines Folk and ambient, like the bands Fleet Foxes or Local Natives.
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  12. Post #12
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    March 2010
    1,478 Posts
    I love to listen to Solar Field's music, he made the music for Mirror's Edge and also 'Movements'. Over an hour of awesome ambience.
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  13. Post #13
    I HAVE A TOASTER FETISH
    mopman999's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,974 Posts
    Punk, Streetlight Manifesto(punk + ska), sometimes I listen to my cat meowing at me, classic rock, that's bout it

    Edited:

    I had this really cool idea for a map, like it was a swamp filled with cabins and shit, also with caves, and then one of my many cats got hit by a car and I had to bury him. Wish I had more time in a day to map.
    How often do you guys map?
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  14. Post #14
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    January 2009
    213 Posts
    I find that listening to fitting music helps me brainstorm. I am currently working on a modern house and listening to slow jazz.
    Otherwise my music preference is really just whatever I feel like listening to at the time.

    How often do you guys map?
    I hardly ever do anything else when I am working on a project. But then I will run into a bug and give up and play Skyrim or something for a month or two.
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  15. Post #15
    Bitch Plzzz!
    Dennab
    September 2011
    834 Posts
    The chat thread is for a larger audience, such as Americans or Frenchies or Australians. This is just for us mappers to discuss things related to mapping that does not have to do with the technicalities of it such as questions or texturing.

    On-Topic: Anyone find that classical music helps with mapping?
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  16. Post #16
    I HAVE A TOASTER FETISH
    mopman999's Avatar
    July 2009
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    On-Topic: Anyone find that classical music helps with mapping?
    It does. It calms me down and gets me in the mood. The problem is I feel I have to make something fancy when listening to it
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  17. Post #17
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    Dennab
    September 2011
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    It does. It calms me down and gets me in the mood. The problem is I feel I have to make something fancy when listening to it
    Like a cathedral!
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  18. Post #18
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    January 2009
    213 Posts
    On-Topic: Anyone find that classical music helps with mapping?
    I enjoy listening to classical music, but then I feel the need to put on my robe and sip some fancy tea (and I don't even like tea.)
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  19. Post #19
    Bitch Plzzz!
    Dennab
    September 2011
    834 Posts
    I enjoy listening to classical music, but then I feel the need to put on my robe and sip some fancy tea (and I don't even like tea.)
    What? You're crazy. Tea is great.

    It does. It calms me down and gets me in the mood. The problem is I feel I have to make something fancy when listening to it
    Add me on steam. Anyone else who maps, add me as well!
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  20. Post #20
    I HAVE A TOASTER FETISH
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    July 2009
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    Green tea is great, but not fancy. You need that premium shit.
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  21. Post #21
    Bitch Plzzz!
    Dennab
    September 2011
    834 Posts
    Green tea is great, but not fancy. You need that premium shit.
    Barry's Tea!
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  22. Post #22
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    September 2008
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    I'm the kind of person who can map really well one day, then totally loose motivation totally. Though, I guess it's because I prefer to map more dirty, city-like things.
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  23. Post #23
    check Hol Baumann on Pandora, or Burdy Nam Nam pretty sweet music when mapping/modeling
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  24. Post #24
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    March 2010
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    How often do you guys map?
    I usually map very late, around 11pm-2am.
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  25. Post #25
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Though, I guess it's because I prefer to map more dirty, city-like things.
    This is usually the case for me as well, I can work on Jorpakko for like 2 days and then completely loose it. Though Jorpakko is incredibly easy to add to, so It's not like I've completely lost my motivation.
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  26. Post #26
    I HAVE A TOASTER FETISH
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    July 2009
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    It kind of depends on how long I spent on it the day before. Usually I can map for about 4 hours with snacks and drinks. 1 without. I get distracted easily and the drinks help me. Especially orange soda

    Edited:

    Add me on steam. Anyone else who maps, add me as well!
    Says Specified profile can't be found, weird.
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  27. Post #27
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    January 2009
    213 Posts
    I get distracted a lot by silly unimportant things (such as essays that are to be submitted in 3 hours that have not been started), but I still manage to stay on task most of the time.
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  28. Post #28
    I HAVE A TOASTER FETISH
    mopman999's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,974 Posts
    I get distracted by links random friends send me
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  29. Post #29
    ONE HUNDRED PERCENT NIGGER
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    September 2009
    550 Posts
    Anyone else enjoy listening to trance or slow electronic music? Really puts me in the zone.
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  30. Post #30
    Bitch Plzzz!
    Dennab
    September 2011
    834 Posts
    Says Specified profile can't be found, weird.
    Fixed it.
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  31. Post #31
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    December 2009
    698 Posts
    I usually load my grooveshark with ambient tracks, here's a couple of my favourites when mapping.

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  32. Post #32
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    September 2008
    2,033 Posts
    I generally just listen to Pink Floyd. That and the Hl2 soundtrack.
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  33. Post #33
    paulisdead18's Avatar
    March 2010
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    I love to listen to Solar Field's music, he made the music for Mirror's Edge and also 'Movements'. Over an hour of awesome ambience.
    Man, takes me back MONTHS to when I started making my Mirror's Edge inspired map (still going!). The entire few weeks of me mapping it consisted of me going to last.fm and playing Solar Fields radio while I mapped for hours on end. It always seems to give me some inspiration to make something else in my map, and further progress it (and hope that Mirror's Edge 2 will FINALLY have some news). Ambient music is simply amazing.

    And the Mirror's Edge Soundtrack isn't a soundtrack, it's a work of art, just like the rest of the game.
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  34. Post #34
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    Funky music always gets me in the mood to make some maps.
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  35. Post #35
    Bitch Plzzz!
    Dennab
    September 2011
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    Funky music always gets me in the mood to make some maps.
    I love funky music! Ellie Goulding sort of has funky music. You might like her.
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  36. Post #36
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    August 2009
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    What I'm looking to figure out is how exactly HDR is supposed to look. I have certain sections of my map where I catch myself thinking, "Well, uh, I think that's enough." Certain parts are obviously blaring and I'm fixing that, but I don't know when enough is enough.

    So, right now I'm looking at HDR photos and other mapping pictures. Hm.
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  37. Post #37
    Bitch Plzzz!
    Dennab
    September 2011
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    So, right now I'm looking at HDR photos and other mapping pictures. Hm.
    Tell us what you find!
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  38. Post #38
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    August 2009
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    I find this picture to be very awesome, that's what.

    I think the thing that weirds me out with Half Life 2's HDR is it provides kind of a dreamy blur.
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  39. Post #39
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    May 2007
    6,905 Posts


    CS GO looks incredible and i need it

    How often do you guys map?
    I often do nothing for weeks at a time and then spend like 8 hours straight mapping on a weekend

    this is probably a bad habit
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  40. Post #40
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    March 2010
    1,478 Posts
    Anyone else like old-style hip hop?

    funny thing is this guy's white as fuck

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    CS GO looks incredible and i need it
    models
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