Richard Jones' Log: What I've been up to lately

Mon, 08 Aug 2005

For the last month or so, I've been tooling around with creating maps for the Counter-Strike: Source mod for Half-Life 2. I enjoy playing the game a lot*, and figure creating a map couldn't be too hard.

Designing a map, that's easy. Creating the initial version, that's easy (really, it took me about an hour of planning and then an hour to create the structure and be testing it with bots). Putting in all the bells and whistles (props, sounds, bot nav hints, 3d skyboxes, ...) that's a lot of work.

But I made it! Yay me :)

*: I've found a good server with nice people on it who don't put up with the antisocial behaviour that's prevalent on most servers. That changes the whole online gaming experience.

Comment by Darryl on Mon, 08 Aug 2005

I'm a big CS:S fan too. I should try out your custom map!

Comment by Michael Twomey on Tue, 09 Aug 2005

I'm not sure which is more impressive, the really good looking CS map, or the fact that you found a nice server ;)

Man, I'm so sucked into wow now, it's not funny. It's so hard to try and play a CS match or a plain DM match on an unknown server compared to helping my fiance save up to get her horse in wow.

Comment by Oluseyi on Sat, 27 Aug 2005

Going by the Crate Review System, your map sucks.

Then again, there's a great reason why designers use crates all the time!

Congratulations on your first mod/map.

Comment by Richard on Sat, 27 Aug 2005

Yeah, not all crates are evil! :)