Utapau Attack 2.0

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Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:45 pm

Hey everyone,

It's about time I post up what I've been working on for the past couple of months.
I created a map called Utapau Attack back when this game first came out and released a few versions here and there but they were riddled with bugs and I never released a nicely polished or final version. I made an attempt back in 2011 but things unfortunately didn't pan out.
So here we are, roughly 10 years later since the release of 1.75 to be succeeded by 2.0 :D
I had to start from scratch and relearn quite abit of the system and tools, but slowly things started to come back to me.

While keeping some of the original layout from the previous version, I've made many improvements to the map pertaining to the side which the CIS team spawns from. The portion of the map layout from which the republic team spawns has remained the same.


REP [Units]

Marine
Rocketeer
Sniper
Engineer
Officer
JetTrooper
Commander Cody
Obi Won

REP [Vehicles]

ATTE
ATXT
ATRT
FighterTank
Speederbike

UTAT Removed due to too many AI issues and collision



CIS [Units]

Marine - regular droid
Rocketeer
Sniper
Engineer
Super Battle Droid - beefed up
Magna Guard - with staff
Droideka
Grevious

CIS [Vehicles]

AAT
Hailfire
Snail Tank
STAP
Crab Droid
Dwarf Spider


To Do List:

- Continue set dressing/ lighting map
- Add missing sounds for ATXT, ATTE, Cody, etc
- Update new sink hole mesh
- Update cave ceiling mesh
- Fine tune AI pathing and goals ( as best as the tools will allow me considering map complexity)
- Reskin Republic Units and Vehicles with Utapau camo
- Add glossy textures for REP units


Stretch goals: (may not happen)
- Add new magna guard staff idle sound
- Add new ambient map sounds
- Add new firing sounds for weapons
- Update existing vehicle and weapon explosion particle effects
- Create new utapauian buildings using pre existing textures
- Add normal map textures for vehicles and units
- Add republic cap ship above the sink hole with LAATi ( command posts) and LAATc (carrying ATTEs) ships that fly down to the map using the spline system

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Marth8880 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:32 pm

Ooo, very nice! I really dig the atmosphere and lighting! :thumbs:

- Add new magna guard staff idle sound
- Add new ambient map sounds
- Add new firing sounds for weapons

Let me know if you need any help doing these things. Also, if you can provide an asset requisition list of needed ambient sounds (basically just descriptions of the different ambient emitters and environmental sounds), I can create and provide the sounds (at least for staff and ambient sounds). :)

Oh, and would you mind sticking those large images into hide tags pretty please? :)

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Huscarl » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:35 pm

This is a cool mod where do I download

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Marth8880 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:39 pm

Huscarl wrote:This is a cool mod where do I download

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Thanks Marth! :D

Now I assume you mean you can help provide the wav files or do you mean putting together the munged sound file?


@Huscarl - Once it's released I'll post an update here and add it to the released maps sub forum ;)

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Lorul1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:51 pm

defiantly looks like some good-ol large scale action fun ! and anything with large scale action DEFIANTLY catches my eye !! keep up the good work and cant wait until release (:

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Marth8880 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:06 pm

GarfSnacks wrote:Now I assume you mean you can help provide the wav files or do you mean putting together the munged sound file?

Either. ;)

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:02 pm

Lorul1: thank you! :D This is definitely a large scale map for sure, quite possibly too large as I have already hit an object count limit which has disabled me from using the debug exe launcher unfortunately.

Marth880: If you could actually put together the sound lvl for me that would be absolutely amazing. It took me forever to get custom sounds working and when I finally did, the volume somehow was reduced drastically in the process. I increased the decibel level in Audition past the point where it just turned into mumbled garbage and yet the sound still remained quiet after munging. :roll:

I unfortunately don't have any updates at this time as I have been extremely busy at work ( and will continue to be for another month or so) and with life in general.

EDIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYw5yuZ ... tu.be&t=10

I found this video of someone who added the Extended Clone Wars Mod and played the 1.5 version of this map.

I searched for the mod and found that Deviss added the source files/assets for us to use ( what a nice guy!)
viewtopic.php?f=64&t=24475

I would love to use some of the troopers seen in the first video such as the updated chain gun soldier however I'm having some trouble finding the correct source files.
Does anyone recognize those troopers?

I added the Extended Clone Wars Mod to my game however the skins and troopers were not the same so I'm wondering if the mod in the video was modded.

Any help would be much appreciated :)

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby MikeTheBeast55 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:08 pm

Wow, I remember viewing the newest Utapau Attack file back in 2012 and now I am glad to see you joined the modding community again after 10 long years. I hope all has been going well for you and can not wait to see this get released!

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:46 am

MikeTheBeast55: Thank you Mike :) I'm glad to be a part of it again. It's certainly been awhile since that release and I've learned a thing or two about art and design since then so this should be a nice improvement...hopefully XD

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Deviss » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:24 am

wow great job, you revived utapau :D

GarfSnacks wrote:EDIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYw5yuZ ... tu.be&t=10

I found this video of someone who added the Extended Clone Wars Mod and played the 1.5 version of this map.

I searched for the mod and found that Deviss added the source files/assets for us to use ( what a nice guy!)
http://www.gametoast.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=24475

I would love to use some of the troopers seen in the first video such as the updated chain gun soldier however I'm having some trouble finding the correct source files.
Does anyone recognize those troopers?

if you wish i can send you the sides used on it :)

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby RedHardcore » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:19 pm

Do you happen to have Utapau Attack 1.7 by any chance just for the sake of archiving? I would say this to anyone else.

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:44 pm

Deviss - Thank you again sir! :D

RedHardcore - Hey Red, unfortunately 1.7 is no longer with me but it was also never released so I don't think it will be missed :)

I'm sorry for such the long absence, I am still in crunch mode at work, but I do have a small update!
I have a small preview of what the mini map is going to look like which should in turn also give y'all an idea of the base layout of the map.
This is still a WIP so the design of the UI elements may change.
I added red markings for downed ATTEs and one LAATi ship. Thinking about it now, I may remove them from the minimap because they have no significance to gameplay or objectives so it might be confusing.
I tried to follow a similar style to google maps so that the readability is fairly easy. White represents the main roads whereas the light blue/grey represent the secondary areas primarily for soldiers but not limited to that unit type.


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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Cyberctf346 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:07 pm

Wow! I’m just blown away by the beauty of the map. With devs sides I think it will be one awesome map. I am really looking forward to playing this. I have a few questions though.
Roughly how big is the map?

Are there any new units that are different from devs sides?

I saw one new vehicle I think if I’m correct are there any more?

Finally how close is it to completion?

Great work so far!

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:53 am

Hey everyone! I'm sorry for being in the dark for so long. I've managed to get some time back to myself and can work a bit more on the map. I've made small updates to some of the custom environment assets I created so now they no longer have wonky collision.

I was thinking that it would be beneficial for me to release a beta at this point and get some feedback from y'all on how it plays.
Some things to note:
In order to play this map through the dev shortcut which creates the BFront2.txt file I had to delete a large chunk of assets from the map due to it crashing the dev shortcut, although it didn't crash when running through Steam?
Also, I've removed all of the fancy aesthetic lighting and a large portion of the fx in the map. These were removed as I was attempting to solve some lighting issues ( light flickering and showing incorrectly on terrain) so it's not going to look nearly as pretty as in the screenshots, sorry. A majority of the Rep units at the moment have the same weapons load out but the teams are still fairly balanced.


If you'd like to be a part of the beta, send me a direct message and I'll link you the map file.
I would love to hear your feedback, comments on what you liked, what you hated, what you think could be added, everything! And I will see what I can do to make it happen :)
EDIT: I do apologize, the total file size is around 580mb (200mb zipped) I have a lot of cleanup work to do which I am absolutely looking forward to :p


@Cyberctf346 - Thank you very much!
I'm not quite sure but I would say the map is probably too big XD
My first post lists out all the vehicles currently in the map
Completion date is hard to determine as I've had less and less time to work on it :( Hopefully before the summer of 2019, but I can't say for sure.

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GAB » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:05 am

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This looks good, really good. Nice work!

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Delta-1035 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:07 am

I love how you improved the lighting!

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Thank you GAB and Delta-1035! Yes, I've always been bummed at how little the lazers actually affected the surrounding environment considering they emit so much light. Plus it just makes the static environment feel more dynamic, alive, and really brings everything cohesively together. The environment lighting (lamp posts, building lighting) is also very useful to help define the various smaller playable spaces that surround the CPs.

Quick update

I've been slowly adding in various units from Deviss' kit.
The Engineer still needs his custom skin added and I also need to make sure all the various orange hues match up since right now some are light orange, dark orange, etc
I would like to use the Kashyyk trooper clone as the sniper class, does anyone know if there exists a custom white armor texture?
I've also been customizing the weapons as well (projectile velocity, spread, shot delay, clip amount) to try and keep all weapons, CIS included, balanced.
The DC15A and a higher velocity round variation will be more of the support weapon while the smaller DC15s will be the closer combat assault rifle with
Finally got the rotary cannon in and gave it to the engineer since...I really didn't know who else to give it too. I may re-add the default clone commander back in or switch him with the Engineer.


Just realized I don't have the heavy trooper clone, I may add him back into this list.


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The arrangement for who gets what weapon isn't final. Also, if you have any suggestions as to who should get what, let me know :)


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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby Cyberctf346 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:41 pm

Wish I could’ve gotten here sooner to play the beta...
But the map is looking very good! I can’t wait to play this when it comes out!

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Re: Utapau Attack 2.0

Postby GarfSnacks » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Hello all :)

Thought I should share some pictures so people don't think it will never get finished. I've been continuously tweaking the units weapons and adding props while also making some map layout changes in order to increase balance while also making sure the entire map is aesthetically pleasing and not leaving areas looking unfinished.

I've added the dust clouds and explosion particle effects back into the map, though the visibilty at times I feel is reduced too much so I may do some more tweaking with that. I also added a world height fog which is visible only in the lower section (blue tinted atmosphere) of the map to push the sense of depth and variety wtihin the map. This fog is also abit too intense in color so I'll be tweaking that as well.

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Most of the hand placed lighting, seen in previous images posted, has been removed due to light baking issues. One of the last steps in my process will be to add it all back in, so don't worry about the blandness seen here :)

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