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DM-LaunchPad-SE 
Map Info


 
File Namedm-launchpad-se.zip
AuthorChuzhoi
GametypeUT2k4 Deathmatch
Date Added10-28-2004
File Version1.00
File Size11.93 mb
Player Count2 - 6
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating7.5
User Rating8
Overall Rating7.5



 
Review


ReviewerTwrecksAwe Score: 2.5/3
Date04-08-2005Build Score: 3.0/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 2.0/3
User Point: 0
Overall Score: 7.5/10

Soviet Rocket Ship with noxious exhaust seeks remote planet where capitalist lemmings can frag eachother in symmetrical arena.

AWE
Launchpad SE is a great looking map. The windows in the outer galleries look out on an zero atmosphere planet, and inside is a retro looking space ship ready for launch. Everything fits together nicely and the light sourcing is excellent. Using some custom textures, including the skybox, and a pallet of retail textures Launchpad looks the part. I liked the music selection, which helped mask the lack of Audio FX.
I was a little annoyed at the abundance of computer consols all displaying the same trite message and the lack of blast doors for the larger central rooms opening into the launch bay, however the theme remains unbroken and the game must go on.

BUILD
Initially you'll like the use of stock meshes, only they aren't, they're custom. Over 150 of them. Nearly 90% of the map utilizes custom static meshes. They tend to be on the space grey side of the spectrum, but hey, they work for the theme very well. The meshes I was most impressed with were the light fixtures, blending layers of alpha mapped (translucent) sheets to create the glass and bulbs coupled with well placed coronas really drive home the realism. Zoning was also very well done. A few lifts accelerate verticle access and a lonely radio dish mover compliments the outdoor (outer-space?) visuals. The terrain could have been reduced or clipped/invisibled yet it doesn't detract from the quality of build you will find looking at the map from the editor.

CAST
Yes it's a deathmatch arena. As such, arenas tend to be symmetrical affairs with minor item placement variation... and Launchpad adheres to that norm. Z-action is broken up in a two split levels that can give upto four levels of interaction. Item placement is on the abundant side, but I'm glad not to see the U-Damage or a Redeemer present in such a small map. There's not a lot of risk incentive available, only the outer room with the big fuel tank holds any ability to lay on some special moves to grab the armor shield. Weapons are always close at hand and their respective ammo is not near by, not to worry as the learning curve as to what's where is very shallow requiring you only to remember your right from your left. The specified numer of players (2-6) felt good with 4 being optimum with higher skills. Not really a 1-on-1 map, Launchpad can fill the role, except weapon hording will likely occur before you can find a foe.

In conclusion, DM-Launchpad-SE (second edition) is one of the better custom static mesh maps available for download. The playability is good and the difficulty is low to average. You won't feel slighted for the large download, and even if you have a cruddy rig, FPS should not be a problem.




 
Map Comments


horned demon
10-28-2004 02:50 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
good map, runs smooth although i dident see much in the way of eye candy to slow it down(outside of the space ship being there)also the same textures kinda got old, but i doubt it NASA has very colorful luanch either,and thats where i take it you got your insperation from. that and a sc-fi movie.

SkaarjLV
10-28-2004 05:02 PM EDT
Rating: 10 
Excellent map!

hawkwind
10-28-2004 09:33 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
really nice map.good content,excellent curved walls and hallways. good view of the "outside". item placement is great, with a lot of skill jumps and risks. some of the textures could have been better chosen (nice curved wall with repeating, white marks on mustard colored pattern)
fine job

Ignition
10-28-2004 10:46 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
Nice, solid map, both in visuals and gameplay.

The only gripes I have after playing it for a few rounds is that it all looks the same in the hallways around the outside - those white, smooth walls. I wish there was something a bit more to distinguish location other than the outdoor environment (great job on that btw!)

A very nice map though, I like it - great for 1v1 or 2v2 :)

slaskan
10-29-2004 10:58 AM EDT
Rating: 8.5 
great map really liked the visuals at some places im gonna save this on my hard drive

julian141
10-29-2004 12:49 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
Very good, the map has amazing visuals and sticks to the same theme throughout the map. The map is just the right size, a recommended download.

Fuzzy Logic
10-29-2004 01:48 PM EDT
Rating: 8.5 
Excellent map. Plenty of flow and the action is frantic. Nice consistent theme too. Great stuff.

Blaaguuu
10-30-2004 12:52 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
wonderful map! i love the flow, and the visual theme. a couple halls were a bit boring (visual ang gameplay-wise)... but still awsome.

anarkist
10-30-2004 06:48 AM EDT
Rating: 7.5 
Wow where did this come from. Looks great, has consistently good visuals throughout and has a pretty cool theme.

NulEnvoid
10-30-2004 06:09 PM EDT
Rating: 7.5 
The map plays pretty good, the only problem I have is that the 'block' the ship leans against (1st pic) tends to white out from different angles. Sometimes just the trim, sometimes the whole thing.

Despite that little problem (probably my vid card), its a map I'll be playing for awhile yet. I like the build and style of play.

Chuzhoi
11-05-2004 10:10 AM EST
 
Thanks to all for comments and ratings :)
More comments are welcome.

Edited 11/05/2004

I requested a review recently (to "any").

And some links

You can see more pics on
http://nilov.ru/chuzhoi/launchpad/index.htm

You can also post your comment here
http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=421856

And it was something... The news about the map on BeyondUnreal
http://www.beyondunreal.com/daedalus/singlepost.php?id=7161

Shao
10-30-2004 09:57 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
oh yeah , nice map and nice theme:D

RayZidane
10-31-2004 05:02 PM EST
Rating: 7.5 
nice map

Manticore
11-01-2004 02:11 AM EST
Rating: 7.5 
Well thought out map for gameplay. Excellant thematic content and good construction...

n00bkillin
11-01-2004 01:16 PM EST
 
desperado#2 reccomended this map and there is an BU news post as well. This must be soimething very special. I'll d/l it as soon as the copy of 2k4 I bought off ebay comes

cUnNiNg_StUnTs
11-03-2004 08:36 AM EST
Rating: 8.5 
Good work Chuzhoi my only complaint would be how steep the stairs are, but that's being very picky because it plays great and looks marvelous.

Thanks for making it.

redfist
11-05-2004 12:49 PM EST
Rating: 4.5 
Well,I really really like this map,BUT,it seems to be somthing off with gameplay,it feels like this map should be in a single player mode like a cool place end up after shooting your way through some gorky planet surface.
Oh,and as you can see on this map like all the other ut2004 maps has all ths gray stuff,textures etc etc.
But,this is the best example of a level that uses alot of gray but it doesn't look that way at all.
Excelenet job on map
not diggin it for DM
a 9 for map
a 1 for playability

Oh one laat thing,the doors for the spaceship to launch may have been better 3d looking if they were partialy open.

PHa-Q
11-04-2004 04:51 AM EST
Rating: 7.5 
This is one that adheres to form over function.
Very tidy meshes and texture work.
The whole map is well lit - and nothing stands out too much. The statics have been carefully modelled and textured too.
My gripe would have to be with the flow of the whole level. For starters this is a 1on1 map - any more players and it's just random death madness ;)
That said, when playing 1on1, it can often be a while before you spot another player for some reason...
In all, qa very good looking map - which plays fairly well.

ChromeBallz
11-05-2004 02:23 PM EST
Rating: 7.5 
1 for playability? This isn't a quake remake refist, this is an actual unreal tournament level :P

Super-Moose
11-06-2004 06:43 AM EST
Rating: 7 
Looks great and plays pretty well, it's just a shame it's symmetrical.

It's still a nice map, though.

BluWasp
04-09-2005 04:54 AM EDT
Rating: 10 
YES is a great eyes vision
but for old PC is hard create a fluid game

for me the solution is only 1
don't stop the beautifull creation for a old PC
Change this old f*** PC & go to game FAST

remember UNREAL ENGINE 3 & BUY a FAST PC
or go to game to PACMAN !!!

G.Lecter
04-09-2005 09:58 AM EDT
Rating: 7 
I played this map once some time ago. I did not enjoy the gameplay at all... but I can't give it less than 7, it has a extremely good visual work...
- Some meshes did't look well with my Geforce4 MX

Kantham
04-09-2005 03:08 PM EDT
Rating: 10 
Cool , it finally had a review :)

This map is very great at visual , but it's true that the gameplay is not so good , looking at it in the editor ,the meshes and the textures have so much work in it

Some one might use them to make a good map with it,

EXELLENT gob

^ScreeN^
05-10-2005 04:21 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
Awesome custom meshes!
Good work!

Freedomshaoray
05-11-2005 04:10 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
omfg!!!! Good job!!



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