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31st March 2007, 00:43
hdn_tanqua is my first shot at a hidden map which I think turned out amazingly well for a first try. It has smooth flow for both IRIS and Hidden trying to balance the team's while keeping camping to a minimum.

Everyone prepare for: hdn_tanqua

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/2439/hl22007033020033303rn9.th.jpg (http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020033303rn9.jpg)
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4585/hl22007033020035806bq6.th.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020035806bq6.jpg)
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9189/hl22007033020043379ux9.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020043379ux9.jpg)
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8275/hl22007033020045600bm4.th.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020045600bm4.jpg)
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/233/hl22007033020050720oa8.th.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020050720oa8.jpg)
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/927/hl22007033020052243hx6.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020052243hx6.jpg)
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4126/hl22007033020052640zp2.th.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020052640zp2.jpg)
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7768/hl22007033020053543rs8.th.jpg (http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020053543rs8.jpg)
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4002/hl22007033020060296rx8.th.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020060296rx8.jpg)

http://sharpshark28.wksyndicate.com/favicon.icoSharpShark's Shack (http://sharpshark28.wksyndicate.com/)
http://www.fpsbanana.com/favicon.icoFPSBanana (http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/22475)

31st March 2007, 11:40
SharpShark's Shack's page is unavailable and FPSBanana's download link takes you to a map called house_of_horrors_2.

from the screenshots
-i like what you've done with the executive hallway (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020035806bq6.jpg). much more interesting visually.
-this (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020043379ux9.jpg) hallway however has a few issues. the ceiling pipes are a bit contrived and after-thought-ish. especially with with that fluorescent light strip being right there. try moving the centre of the pipes over to one or the other side so it's less symmetrical. the lighting on the ceiling doesn't match the other fluorescent tubes either.
-you did such a nice job on the exec hallway but this (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020050720oa8.jpg) is still very bland and square. perhaps if you replicated the hallway there as well?
-the combination of wood and metal in the library (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020052243hx6.jpg) is a bit off imo. and can the hidden get on those bookcases?
-the maintenance hall (http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hl22007033020053543rs8.jpg) seems a bit cramped and overly IRIS friendly. but i suppose every map needs a good nade spot.

all in all looks quite nice really... but none of the downloads work.

31st March 2007, 15:32
I'm sorry about the sharpshark's shack link. I acidently added a www. in there (I'm on a sub domain). The FPS Banana link works fine for me though. house_of_horrors is one of my other maps I've made for HL2 a while ago. But the link takes me to the correct map.

Thanks for commenting. I guess since there weren't enough errors to make me scroll I did my job well. ;)
lol joking.

31st March 2007, 16:23
well given your reaction last time are you interested at all in critique of the constructive kind or are you just releasing to be done with it already and/or only looking for the more typically patronizing "i love it!" or "it'll do"?

3rd April 2007, 02:23
I don't want to start any flaming. I just want this map to be playable and give the users something fun to play with. If it helps, I'm sorry for one post I made which will aparently judge my character for the rest of my life on this forum. It was upsetting but as you can see I still went on and finished the map the way I intended for it to be. :) I think that's all that matters. More for the community.

No I'm not mad at any of you guys, I just want to let this slide and ignore what happened without throwing excuses at you.

31st May 2007, 18:25
Hi, im the map-collector :)

I'm just downloading your map and will take a look on it. I don't know what this critique-dialoge with Paegus is about, havn't read each and every post...

So I'm just askin: would you change anything if I find some things whicht could be done better?

4th June 2007, 17:41
the house_of_horror (=hdn_tanqua)

I'm very sorry, but this map is crashing immediately when I press the "OK"-Button after joining. I've tried it about 5 times, but it's always the same...

Do you know what this could be?

10th June 2007, 22:46
looks like a fun map..good work. it looks really dark though
but too late now =P