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INF_Aardvark by Boxo (v1.2, updated 1.11)
Soldat Forums - Soldat Maps & Map Making - Quality Maps
October 16, 2005, 4:16 pm

I finally made a map again. An INF one this time. I intended it as a CTF map (ctf_xenonia), but it turned out too unbalanced for it, so I decided to release it as an INF map :). It has some pretty nifty visual tricks i don't think i've seen anywhere else, and the gameplay is pretty nice IMO. DL and tell me what you think.

* 1.2 EDIT *
I decided to update this map up again and bump it upwith a new version :P. Added lots of shading, better scenery and more colour. Also replaced semagae's waypoints with Keron Cysts. I also removed the huge drawing scenery, so you can host this map on your server and people will be able to download it.


October 16, 2005, 4:31 pm
I like the map, always like your maps, but too small for my server :(

Deleted User
October 16, 2005, 4:42 pm
looks great :D
i think i'll waypoint it later

Deleted User
October 16, 2005, 5:32 pm
I suggest you put the blue spawns a bit more away from the black flag,
and add a deadly poly on team 1 side or people will start abusing it,
and it's a bit hard to waypoint with the bot's falling down(my opinion)...
But in general, a good map for a 3v3 or 2v2

Deleted User
October 16, 2005, 5:56 pm

EDIT: it includes everything you had
btw, i like your concept

October 16, 2005, 6:14 pm
Thanks, I updated the main post. Download the waypointed version there.

Sgt. Beaver:
I think blue spawns far enough, since alpha can spawnkill them pretty easily on the lower spawnpoint, and bravo can't quickly go chase the flagger in the tunnels from the upper one.
And what exactly could people abuse on on team 1's side?

THX for the comments everyone.

Deleted User
October 16, 2005, 6:23 pm
lol, like the edited post :P
thanks for giving me cred. i'll waypoint any other map you need :D
maps great

check the map title :P
EDIT:thought it said not waypointed

Deleted User
October 16, 2005, 6:50 pm

If they were to be hurt they would just jump down and respawn with full health

October 16, 2005, 7:53 pm
pretty map, and lol at _infmap.bmp !

The Geologist
October 16, 2005, 8:20 pm
Damn..I always love the looks of maps like this. Colors are one of the best parts for me, as well as the structures towards the right of the map. Downloading.

October 16, 2005, 9:19 pm
I don't know why but when I first looked at it.. it reminded me of like The Lord of The Rings.

Anyway it looks good and I imagine the gameplay is good to.

Nice map.

October 17, 2005, 3:39 am
Spectacular map, the colour varation looks great.

October 17, 2005, 6:28 am
Very nice love the textures.

October 17, 2005, 6:30 am
quote:Originally posted by peemonkeypretty map, and lol at _infmap.bmp !

Its kinda cool that he included that :P
Did you use that for placing the polygons? If so its a nice idea :P

October 17, 2005, 2:07 pm
Glad you like the map. :)

Yep, I sometimes make maps from drawings. It's a very nifty technique. I placed everything according to the drawing.

Sgt. Beaver:
That's hardly a problem, since it takes a while to fall down. It would be quicker to just /kill and respawn normally.

Deleted User
October 17, 2005, 3:05 pm
And it's kinda not good for the dial-up users, maybie you should compress it to JPG?
I mean shure 1mB is nothing but people mostly wanna play fast...

And you really followed the drawing fine, i tried that tehnique once, but...failed... it came out looking bad
Well i kinda rather draw it in my mind, and do it directly.

Deleted User
October 17, 2005, 6:40 pm
Very nice use of colors.. The colors can make or break a good gameplay map

October 18, 2005, 1:56 am
Lol, I like the map, but the texture is just hilarious.

Deleted User
October 18, 2005, 2:40 am
Damn, VERY nice looking, visuals look freakin' awsome. :F

October 19, 2005, 5:31 pm
Wow ! Nice job Boxo !

Keron Cyst
October 19, 2005, 6:18 pm
Is that a humongous, stretched barrel being used as a support column (top-right)?... o_O'

EDIT Also, the waypoints seem to have been done hastily; the bots never take any northern passages, and Alpha bots get stuck at the flag pit when they grab the flag...

Deleted User
October 21, 2005, 3:13 pm
they work fine for me... but they rarely take the upper path(they still do though)

EDIT: i'll fix them.

Keron Cyst
October 21, 2005, 6:32 pm
I dunno. For me whenever I let the Alpha bots grab the flag (twice only, but still), they kept jumping to the right...

EDIT Er, just to clarify, the Alpha bots do jet somewhat (I never played on Bravo) and take a bit of the north and so do Bravo, I think, but they always drop by the middle even if they haven't encountered one another.

Deleted User
October 21, 2005, 10:04 pm
hmmm could you send me your map?
i'd like to make sure its the same as mine :?

EDIT: oh crap!
i thought this was a ctf map... oops

November 1, 2005, 5:38 pm
Sorry for the bumpage, but this map had problems with scenery and waypoints that needed fixing. Grab the new version from the main post.

Keron Cyst
November 1, 2005, 6:28 pm
Have you tried it? It's freakin' awesome! The Bravo bots backflip in the bottom-left when jetting to the enemy flag! I can't get over that xD

*downloads for missing scenery*

November 2, 2005, 2:48 am
Oh hey, this is where I got that idea from.

And now that I look at this map idk why the hell I thought it went up like that haha.

November 3, 2005, 12:45 am
Fantastic! Boxo... great job! I like how you overlap polygons :)