Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Secret Counter-Strike Map -- Sonic Adventure 2 Ark

NOTICE: I posted a video like this one about a week ago, but since then, I went back, updated the map, and produced another crap video.  If people start caring about this, I'll probably put more production value into these previews, lol.

Since I showed you the very important mall map a week ago, I'm going to show you another secret map I've had up my sleeve.  I don't know how many more of these maps I can show you, so don't assume anything.

So I've always been fascinated by crazy colorful places and the Space Colony Ark is just the place...it's one of my favorite video game settings. So getting into map-making, this is one of my first attempts at a "serious" map. I tried to incorporate most of the Ark levels--Crazy Gadget, Final Rush, Final Chase, Eternal Engine, Cosmic Wall. I couldn't really include Mad Space or Meteor Herd so screw it.

I designed the layout some time around '04 then pieced it together slowly. Some of the faces and textures quite rugged and the lighting's not perfect, but I've slowly improved on it over time. The map layout never really changed so I'm quite surprised how that aspect has held up for so long.

The best thing that happened to the map was the actual SA2 textures I received. Beforehand, I had made up all the textures by myself. I asked some random guy on GameFAQs for them and he happily dumped some of the textures for me. I couldn't upgrade all the textures so some of my original ones still remain, but it's not that big of a deal.

I like how the map turned out even though it's not perfect. I still have the original files so I can still go back and modify it if necessary.

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