Tomorrow, test

Posted: June 23, 2011 by Hannibal[SPA] (Rafuron) in Uncategorized

Firstly, thanks for your pattience; this map was the real challenge. After months of problems, limits, custom files, … here is: the first testable version of Minas Tirith, no crash, no purple textures, … I finally reach the number of 1047, 1148, 1305, 1408, 1407 entities at the warmup round and the 4 different stages (remember that the engine crashes when there are 1450 entities + >50 players). That was a real hardwork; I expect you like it, the map may not be liked as other maps, but at least, I feel proud of building such a huge map, that looks like a zombie lotr mod.

The testing? I would like to do it tomorrow day 23, but it may change to day 24. But it will be one of these days FOR SURE, because I have a file called ze_LOTR_Minas_Tirith_b2.bsp totally working, without bugs, and with all the stuff. We will find lots of bugs (probably), please, help me with bug finding : ).

Other things I must say, these are the lasts changes:

  • The end of round 4 will have only one way instead 3. Reason: confusion. But the defending place will depend in case of defending the closed gate that will open to the top.
  • Added the siege item for zombie at extreme mode. It summons a fire siege rock. You will like it.
  • Longer run at Osgiliath fields. Includes the only massive teleport of the stages.
  • Deleted the torch item for humans. It could be readded at next version.

And this is all. I think that the map is really hard (like the other maps πŸ™‚ ); but I think that is a good point. The defense times are long, I wanna see you defending like a bitches! Human contact will be continuos, like in classic maps.

See you tomorrow 23 or 24 πŸ™‚


TEST DATE AND HOUR: 24 of June, time 15:30 at Spain.

EDIT 2: TEST DATE AND HOUR: 24 June, time 17:00 at Spain

This is the program I wrote in 1 hour, it generates the code of the entity_makers using only the point_template used at each entity_makers. The generated code must be added to the connections {} of a logic_relay, trigger, etc…

  1. Luffaren says:

    Freaking awesome! I’ll be there for sure πŸ˜€

  2. Puni says:

    Is this a public test your doing?
    Im sure GE would happily upload it for testing immediately

    The masterpeice is finally coming into place!

  3. dormantlemon says:

    ahh I would love to help you guys. but last exam today so ill be busy.

  4. Deathrowz says:

    Zzzz.. I just hope I will join the test.. but.. you live in Spain and I live in Australia D=
    Good job to the both of yous =)
    Surely everyone will jizz there pants while playing this epic map xD

  5. Paaf_^ says:

    Where do you plan to test it ? I mean what server ? I don’t want to miss that !

  6. DeepInferno says:

    I’ll definitely be there. Good luck! πŸ˜€

  7. Frosti says:

    πŸ˜€ u know the time in australia got 12 hours difference πŸ˜› so lets say if its 11 am here its 11 pm there hahaha..
    I’ve never seen u btw cuz ur australian well maybe one time.

  8. mADASS says:

    Yay. I’ve been hyped for this map for months. Spamming the F5 button every hour and guess what… I’m out of town and will be back at sunday. I so did not want to miss the first try:(

  9. not SOLDIER says:

    I’ve waited ever since this map was announced. What is the testing server, Hannibal? I can’t miss this.

  10. Riperzz says:

    Private server.

  11. where? when? who? what? lets do this!

  12. PatrΓ£o says:

    Hi Hannibal! I’m glad that we’ll be able to play this obviously AWESOME map soon! Congratulations! ^^
    Are you still going to need my server for that purpose? It is at your disposal, just let me know through steam if you intend to use it.


  13. not SOLDIER says:

    Riperzz, give me the password or I’ll become depressed.

  14. AtOmIc says:

    I’ll be there! If I’m allowed? πŸ˜€

  15. sebaKa says:

    how can we join the test?

  16. Mr.HotDog says:

    I’ll be there for sure, just give us the time and please tomorow i can’t play tonight πŸ™‚

  17. Riperzz says:

    Yea tomorrow would be good, I cant play tonight either.

  18. Riperzz says:

    Hannibal you could optimize the size today and test tomorrow.

  19. Riperzz says:

    If you cant test it today, damnit add edit

  20. FiXi says:

    So are you inviting players to the server or what?
    I would like to join the test if its possible

    What happened Riperzz? Do you have power cut?

  21. I must test now, as I said, 23 or 24. The day will be 24, I added some info to the post.

  22. Roflcopter says:

    Will you allow people who are not on your friends list to test πŸ™‚ – if not, ill wait until the full version πŸ™‚

  23. NiDoXiD says:

    This is gonna be awesome πŸ˜‰

  24. not SOLDIER says:

    I hope he does! Lots of people have waited for this opportunity.

  25. Riperzz says:

    Thanks hannibal, I’ll make it.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I’d say: AWESOME

    If my PC didn’t blow up.

  27. UNREA1 says:

    BTW, that comment is me. My PC blown up.

  28. Kaemon says:

    Nice to see the map is getting closer.
    Personally I’m kinda as surprised as you with this annoucement and I know the same you do (I haven’t been abble to talk with Hannibal those last days).

    I don’t know if it will be a Hamachi-Server test with some known people too look for glitchs, problems and bugs going on or if he is going to use some Online-Server.
    Anyway, the crash for too many entities should be gone now that he reduced the entities with this new technique (was still surprised that he managed to make a program to do it for him; I was hoping for he to spend countless hours doing it manually! XD) so it’s mostly check that there are not big bugs going on and the map is playable; since a “Fail-Version” of a 100-200 MBs map is something that most servers (and players downloading it) don’t realy enjoy. XD

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  31. Test at 17:00 O’clock, I need to eat now.

  32. not SOLDIER says:

    What server, though?

  33. Kaemon says:

    You dirty liar… Also, do you take 2 hours to eat? XD

  34. UNREA1 says:


    I wish I could be there so badly :-[

  35. Puni says:

    I feel for you, you must be distraught 😦

  36. FreeZe says:

    yo am i on guest list?
    as for your program:
    if(hannibals map > my maps){
    FreeZe.createNewMap(while( >;

  37. mastaprzemo says:

    Hello πŸ™‚

    I was wondering if there is a chance to take a part in testing the map ? πŸ˜€

  38. DeepInferno says:

    I know you must get this question ALOT but who is actually testing the map? Pople off your friends list or just on a public server?

  39. Kaemon says:

    To be honest; I usually talk with him 5-10 hours a day, 4-7 days a week, and I don’t know myself what he is planing. XD

  40. not SOLDIER says:

    He still isn’t online, so maybe he’s lied again.

  41. mastaprzemo says:

    hm meaby atm hes adding some super realistic giant Monster that will 1shot us on minas tirith map :>

  42. not SOLDIER says:

    That can’t be, Hannibal said there were no bosses.

  43. mastaprzemo says:

    1h55min left :D:D:D:D omg wheres my patience o0

  44. Neox says:

    Mhh… 17:14?

  45. sebaKa says:


  46. Reaper says:

    I wish i could test with u guys…
    I wonder if asdf will test it too.

  47. Eddie says:

    Nice map, , Morell gave me the link to your download and I tested, nice soundtrack, good map desing, excelent gameplay πŸ˜€
    I could not get Gandalf and Unknown Power :S. I will try to pick these two powerups this afternoon.