I’m happy to release the Release Candidate 1 of CTF-Ahead. This is the second version and the last before the final. Don’t wait for the final release before providing feedback, NOW it is the time 😉
My biggest concern was the level file size because I didn’t had any idea how much it would be bigger when I’ll start to work on the lighting and other aspects. Simply, the more you add, the bigger it gets. To my surprise, file size as increased only by 12 MB after I added more meshes, added decals, finalised the lighting, made a custom JumPad, made a custom particle for the platform reactors, added sounds, assign proper materials to meshes etc, etc, etc. Brief, Beta 1 weight 284 MB and RC1 296 MB 😀
Also, I noticed in B1, even using the default jumpads, bots tend to fall very often. That was a major game breaker 😮 I’ve tweak the custom jumpads so now, they won’t fall and land on the platforms as they should, yééé 🙂 I optimise AI the more I could and also added defense point so it won’t be that easy to take the flag playing against bots 😛
What is fun about every level I do, is to work on something different. I never made this type of “city” before, even in the UT3 days. In 2008, a level with floating platform was the first type of level I wanted to do when I started to map for UT3 but didn’t know how to do it. Furthermore, it’s my first level where the materials are super clean, even DM-Aryth, DM-Chroma, DM-Coda, DM-Qu0, my “cleanest” levels, ar dirtier than this one.
Post your feedback here plz and have fun 🙂