Torridon88's Maps

I thought I'd make a topic where I can post stuff about my maps for anyone who's interested, rather than clutter up the forum with individual stuff.

You can find the first map I released here:
https://forums.focus-home.com/topic/2521/new-map-highwater-available-now

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My new map is well under way, it's been a bit of a beast to build. The fun for me is making something that passes as a real place. I like spending time on all the little details, it's a nice way to waste a few hours sat at my computer. That means everything takes me twice as long as it should because I don't make things easy for myself. Here's some screenshots of what I've been up to -

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The map is based around several tributaries that come together to make two large rivers. I wanted to build a map with lots of dramatic scenery and places where roads can run along exposed cliffs. I like playing maps with choice and freedom though, so I wanted to create something where the player has to choose between many different routes to get to the objectives. Making a map with many rivers and canyons seemed like the way to satisfy both.

There's 9 rivers in total - each one has its own deep canyon. I decided not to use cliff overlays in this map, I didn't want to restrict anyone from going over the edge or trying to climb a canyon. The overlays have a nasty little ridge on the top which makes driving over them difficult. This meant I had to make a lot of custom cliffs. I don't even want to think how much time I've spent carving rocky cliff faces with the geometry tool, texturing them and detailing them with scenery.

The work is paying off though, they're looking something like I imagined when I started the map. The other benefit of this is I can make proper mountain roads - there's no cliff overlay to work around. This map is already packed with roads that skirt along cliff edges, many with perilous drops below, so it's starting to come together how I'd hoped.

I wanted to have some fun with this map and create something a bit more exciting than mostly flat forest or swamp. Hopefully it shouldn't take me too much longer, I'll keep you all updated on it's progress.

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Some in game screenshots of the map -

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Cool looking map.

damn, that looks impressive. I love those cliffside trails

@Torridon88
Looks fantastic, mate! I'm certain that the hours we're sure to spend on this map will do justice to the many more hours you've poured into it! Keep at it! 🙂

@Tattoo

Thanks bud!

@jake2829

Thanks! Yeah, it adds a whole new dimension to the game play when you know one mistake is gonna send you tumbling down a cliff.

@mexican_420

Thanks, and I enjoy using the editor. It's been scratching a creative itch for me. If people enjoy playing my maps, that's a really cool bonus too.

@Torridon88 wow very nice work .... looks really natural ... impressive lucking forward to it

Great work! will you upload it soon? and where can i look for it..Rufus

@shuffy

Thanks bud!

@rufus

Thanks! I will post on here when it’s finished and tested.

Wish I had your eye for mapping! Can't wait to play it 🙂

@digital-x

Thanks man, your swamp trails map is looking good too.

Cheers, it's geting more fleshed out more distributions, as it did look empty, some parts will have to be removed and started again as it's "slap this here" mentality, and I don't like it.

@digital-x

Yeah I did that a lot with Highwater. I ended up revisiting things constantly to improve stuff. I’m trying to take things slow and steady on this map so I don’t end up stuck in that cycle again.

Waiting!
As u remember we did highwater in over 22h. So u have test players ready 😃

@mihkel-jacksoff said in Torridon88's Maps:

Waiting!
As u remember we did highwater in over 22h. So u have test players ready 😃

Yeah, waiting eagerly 🙂

@mihkel-jacksoff
@rat_013

Thanks guys, I’m working on it as often as I can. I will be asking a few testers before I release it properly. I’ll post on here when it’s time.

Looking fantastic. Keep up the good work!

If you need testers I got a few free hours 🙂

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