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ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« on: June 09, 2006, 03:40:12 pm »
[EDIT] Keron Cyst has waypointed ctf_Oracle, and I fixed some minor poly bugs on the platforms. ctf_Oracle 1.1  [/EDIT]

I've had the concept for this map in my head for over a year and I finally got inspired enough to sit down and create it :] The stone texture came from one of Avarax's maps and I think the other one is from chakapoko maker's texture pack. I used 3 of Serial Killer's custom sceneries, the rest should all be default.





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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 03:42:15 pm »
Wow, this map is amazing, especially the texture work.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 04:22:42 pm »
Awesome! This map looks really cool. The gameplay as well the looks both seem to be good. The multitexturing and coloring/shadowing is done really well. Good job.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 04:34:20 pm »
Just tried it out, it's very damn nice, there's all sorts of places to hide, but bot support would make this hella more fun for people who like just a quick play in between things without the hazards of online play.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 05:12:02 pm »
Truly amazing. Especially with all the different textures, it pleases the eye.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 05:21:37 pm »
Yes, I like the gfx, but who will play on these custom maps? ;s

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 05:26:51 pm »
YES! Looks bootiful. I like the brickwork, I may try some of that myself.

psst! the lianas are AMAZING
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 05:31:37 pm »
Wow! Extremely good looking map. Had a small match between friends just a while ago in this map and I couldn't find any complaints from this one. I give it full 10/10.
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2006, 07:47:26 pm »
Thanks for the comments  :)

Since I found so many PolyWorks bugs while making this map I'm going to start working on an update ;)

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2006, 07:52:27 pm »
This map is fantastic! Eyecandy  :)

That's nice mist/fading at the bottom of the map.
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2006, 08:10:25 pm »
Yea anna, there's still a bunch of bugs, but it's a very nice program. Just wish I could figure out waypoints :P

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2006, 08:41:38 pm »
This map is simply brilliant! :o I love the shading and effects. Another great on from you anna, Good work

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2006, 08:43:25 pm »
I'd love to see this around on more pubs, and maybe even as a default map. Probably won't happen, but a guy can still dream, eh? :E
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2006, 08:45:24 pm »
WOW That was great! PWN!

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2006, 09:02:41 pm »
Really one of the best maps ever.
I just hope the framerate isn't brought down like in your other map...

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2006, 09:05:15 pm »
it lookks VERY good. Amazinggg texture and scenery. Well, could not of expected any less from the creator of Polyworks :D
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2006, 10:06:47 pm »
awesome map, expected as always from Anna XD

and finally a update for PW, it has been awhile since that happened =D

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2006, 04:14:15 am »
it's good map
but this skewed stairts texture is just so unnatural
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2006, 05:03:35 am »
I'm really in pretty admiration for all people who can make this beautifuly maps.
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2006, 06:48:05 am »
Hloly shit...this is scary and beautiful in one pack. So dam nice map!

NIce one!

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2006, 06:49:42 am »
This is sweet, just what I'd expect from you Anna.  Awesome map, keep it up.
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2006, 06:51:40 am »
Fantastic work Anna! The game play of the map is also great. =)

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2006, 08:07:08 am »
Great map! The bricks are amazing and the depth on the rocks looks very real

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2006, 08:30:15 am »
Excellent! What a shock!
You used pretty colours and clever light sources! Also the layout is very interesting. I love the lianas aww.
I just regret the flags are so high... it doesn't feel convenient to use the bottom path. Well perhaps I'm mistaking.

But seriously, this is one of the best maps every made!
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2006, 08:48:58 am »
Aesthetics are cool, layout is rad, I'm mapmining it, stat!

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2006, 04:42:55 pm »
Thanks guys :)

Really one of the best maps ever.
I just hope the framerate isn't brought down like in your other map...

I really tried to keep the poly count down this time, which caused a lack of detail in a lot of areas. But I just tested it with edges and I didn't get a drop in framerate, so I guess it was worth it :)

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2006, 10:37:47 pm »
Anna, you are really one of my favorite map makers all of your maps have looked unlike anything else I have ever seen. Very good job!

nice texture btw ;)

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2006, 11:51:54 am »
wow, anna, you're out of control... lol
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2006, 11:53:23 am »
Anna make more maps!!! plzzz i love these
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2006, 12:58:05 am »
Wow, awesome looking map.
Now to see if it plays good. ;)
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2006, 08:17:43 am »
looks better on the overview than in-game actually and the lack of plot on the polygon astounds me, there is nothing unusual about the poly placement at all.
disappointment...

looks nice, thow the coloured crazy texture looks a lil like barf.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2006, 09:41:29 am »
wow, that truly is amazing.

the multitexture is phenominal :o
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2006, 11:03:05 pm »
I can waypoint it with my mediocre skills if you want. I'll get to it tomorrow after class. I really like the lighting effects on the upper level. Beautiful.

Edit – Alrighty, Keron's got it.
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2006, 12:19:24 am »
May I waypoint it instead, Vltava? ;)

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2006, 12:38:23 am »
OMG I think I'm gonna quit doing maps, never could match this. Excelent work.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2006, 02:54:06 pm »
Thanks, Vltava. I need something to do right now. :P

You could dl. it later and maybe learn how I work, and add that to your own technique! The enemy flag area's gonna be a pain for bots arising from beneath, but I think I can manage it. Awesome work. The texture is great.

EDIT Ooh, this is going along faster than I thought. I've nearly perfected Path 1, and since it's virtually symmetrical except for a few polys at the bottom, PolyWorks' duplication & flip functions will allow me to release it in less than half an hour.

Ah, dang, it'll have to wait... :(
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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2006, 08:41:08 am »
This map should be a default map on the next soldat version, cause this is a brilliant map, great balance in it and the colors and shading is great. Its just the spawning i dont get, why they fall, but u have medic packs there so thats no problem.

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Re: ctf_Oracle
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2006, 11:20:15 am »
... Its just the spawning i dont get, why they fall, but u have medic packs there so thats no problem.
Are you playing on Realistic? Just jet a bit before you hit the ground.

I've nearly perfected it. The bottom is taking a lot longer than I thought, as I predicted, but there are just some maps whose waypoints will never be perfect no matter what one does. :P I'll e-mail Anna the waypointed version soon.

Done. Also suited for HTF. What's hilarious about the stuff is that I have absolutely no waypoints specifically telling the bots to take the lower path from the spawn zone, and yet they tend to take the route anyways, either by faulty movement or combat ;D
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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2006, 12:40:00 am »
That is not the best what you made :P

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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2006, 09:29:03 pm »
Now, Vltava, download and learn. ;D

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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2006, 09:36:53 pm »
I did look into your waypointing, but I've finally got my own "style" down, and it works well (inf_Sofo), but thanks for your guide and help, anyways. As for the map, I finally got around to playing it thanks to Keron Cyst, and it's larger than I thought. Quite fun, but more spots to hide would be pleasant.

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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2006, 09:43:19 pm »
Ooh, YES!
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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2006, 10:55:07 am »
You are a mapping god...

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« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2006, 05:59:09 am »
Anna czy ty jesteś polką ???Jeśli tak to super!!
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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2018, 02:09:35 pm »
WOW! This map is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Looks great as 4vs4 - 5vs5 map! I wish there'd be a down-scaled 3v3 version of this! Seriously this looks like it's out of fucking Tomb Raider! :D

Only thing I dislike is the stairs in the middle section, rather it'd be one slope instead.
And also, I think the texture was changed within 1.7.1, It doesn't display the one in the pics in this thread anymore. :(
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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2018, 12:23:30 am »
WOW! This map is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Looks great as 4vs4 - 5vs5 map! I wish there'd be a down-scaled 3v3 version of this! Seriously this looks like it's out of fucking Tomb Raider! :D

Only thing I dislike is the stairs in the middle section, rather it'd be one slope instead.
And also, I think the texture was changed within 1.7.1, It doesn't display the one in the pics in this thread anymore. :(

It really is a pretty map. What's even crazier is how the download link in the original post http://individual.utoronto.ca/caek/ctf_oracle.zip all the way from 2006 still works, 12 years after the fact and probably 10 years after Anna left us. That's some serious lack of link rot.
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Re: ctf_Oracle (waypointed)
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2018, 02:12:46 am »
So I tried to point my finger at what exactly bothers me in this map, and what do I think will make it a better map and suitable for competitive 3vs3.

1) It must be downsized. the scale is too big for 3vs3 setting.
2) The lower routes have to be mirrored, my illustration shows only 1 spot that should be equalized. by the whole route should be mirrored.
3) The textures were beautiful, and now probably replaced. I don't see these beautiful bricks anymore.


I really hope some pro mapper picks this map up and fixes it.


Here's the illustration for some more suggestions.