Discussion in Mapping Discussion started by PhantomBlack, May 2, 2012
I Wanted To Be The Mapper
LOOOL. yes. and i want to be Captain America.
First you have to become the guy before you can become the mapper.
Start making maps. We have plenty of mappers in the community, and most would be more than willing to answer questions.
Never too few mappers, I do however suggest you take advice from the senior mappers
If you're completely new to mapping i'd suggest to look through some of these tutorials to learn the plain basics, as for some neater tricks aswell.
Once you've learned the basics, give yourself a project. What do you want to create? Type it all down in a text document and edit it as you go along.
If you run into any issues at all, feel free to ask any of the mappers here. Im sure all of us here would be glad to help.
As i'm also certain we'd gladly loan out our training server for testing purposes. It's all fine.
That's pretty much it. Be patient, go the extra mile to create what you want and you'll get awesome results in the end.
Welcome. As has already been said, feel free to add us on Steam, ask us questions and bug the shit out of us about Mapping. ^^ We are more than willing to help.
Here's some more tutorials if you would like:
Valve Developer Community
World of Level Design
If you just want to be a mapper, go ahead and download source sdk and watch the tutorials available online, beside that ask any other mappers as mentioned twice before, my steam id is in my sig, if your asking about having a mapper status, you need to prove that you are a mapper first.
Of course Plaguefest wants more mappers, the more, the merrier. You can also join the pF mappers group to find all our mappers' steam ids
That's it from me
Ghost is working on some tutorials on his youtube channel that should be pretty helpful for new mappers as well.
We're always looking for more mappers. Mappers create things that spawn ideas for other mappers. I would like to think we're the largest Zombiemod Community left and I've worked towards getting mappers who make ZM/ZE maps to join us. Doing so hopefully makes it easier for them to learn things and make their maps better.
Any new contest since CSGO one got canceled?
Dr. Watson, no matter what anyone tells you, if you want to become a mapper, feel free to do so. I am sure players like @Luffaren, @Dirtbag, @GiGaBiTe, @FireWavezZ, @Jermaine [pF], @Tony Montana are all willing to help you out. It will take some time to create great maps but start with the basics and look at other maps and see how they are structured. Slowly but surely, you will learn and hopefully have your own map to add to PF's rotation Good luck, brother!
@Luffaren has helped many people here. He's a really good guy about it too. In the past he has even lent his stuff (boss AI) to other mappers to help them out.
i see what you did there '-'
And I want to be the president of Asia. Welcome Watson and trust me mapping gets really easy as you keep watching tuts and asking others.
Let's not overstep boundaries there mario
I'm already that guy...so I cans be mapper?
But really, all it takes is effort! Lots of mappers on here to help out. @Dirtbag and @Yahoo are helping me out with my first map, I am sure plenty will lend a hand!
ask @sajak what to do, then do the opposite
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