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Heavy changes towards TDP's future involving changed models, new skins and Gameplay; also to mention an alpha gameplay video.
Posted by ~Mapster(WFc) on Jan 6th, 2013
Late happy new year moddb!
For the past two weeks I have had leave from my job, and using this time i have been able to work on TDP and get something pushing further towards release. Doing this, i have come up with a plan to create a multiplayer game instead of a single player allowing me to test this with my current beta testers making it more enjoyable to work on.
So ever since the end of 2012, I have managed to port TDP to deathmatch using the episode 1 engine ( this also allows people that do not have episode 2 to play the game ), change the zombie models and give them new skins and code.
Amongst new code I have incorporated 2 new entities so far consisting of a kill counter that no does not need templated npc's in hammer in order to count then and can be used in hammer each zombie kill and then used in triggers such as opening doors or locks for weaponry, the second entity is a zombie maker that will allow the mapper to variate between the different zombie textures for different areas such as the brown environment below.
Above is an example picture of just half an hours worth of mapping using a single projected texture, a couple zombie models and textures. Very basic but imo it's very effective for a multiplayer game scene.
One more update to post to everyone after a video request is an alpha game video of slaughter houses that still requires a lot of changes towards it but it shows all the the above updates and a general idea of how the map design will look when using green dev textures.
Enjoy, be safe, and have a happy new year moddb.