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In short, gimme all of your ideas on what I should map out in this mod.

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I've been hit by a by a brick wall, and that brick wall has letters on it. The letters spell out: "M-A-P-P-E-R-'-S B-L-O-C-K-!" This wall hit me so hard, I haven't been able to stay in the editor for more than ~20 minutes. So, I need your help! Post some ideas of stuff I should map out, a lab, an outdoor area, anything! Or, recommend me some cool mods to play in order to get some ideas. Anything that is along those lines, I'm sure will help me pick my way through the thick brick wall.

In other news, I have finally finished the base of my Human Grunt, he now has all of his up-to-date parts. The only thing that needs fixing is his horrible coding, and his new animations (sequence). The Scientist's base is also finished, but he needs the Day One animations converted for use, and slightly better code. I'll be getting started on Barney soon enough, giving him multiple skin groups and also, better pathfinding AI (as everything else). Working on new gib models at this time to match up to the "SD/HD" atmosphere of the mod as well, like HGrunt gibs, Sci gibs, Barney gibs, and most importantly, new gibs for the crates. I'm also going to make the Human Assault have a nice new skeleton and face animation. I'm afraid that apparently modeling has taken the place of my true love, mapping. Please, help me get back to my love. We're like Romeo and Juliet. So, for the closing, post your ideas of what I should map out and/or what mods I should play for good inspiration.

Thanks,
Joebama

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Xylemon
Xylemon

I know how you feel, I'm going through one right now. I've been playing mods like Poke 646 and Life's End, they are giving me ideas. What I recommend is playing some other Black Mesa related mod or any mod to get inspiration.

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D3ads
D3ads

Yeah I get that a lot too, it's a massive bitch.. all I can say is try and work some things out on paper and when you have something that works go back to the editor and make it. If it's the mapping that bothers you full stop, I would concentrate on another aspect of the mod.. such as textures, some modelling/hacking etc. The main thing is to have fun.. if you're not doing that then you need to take a break for a while!

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carloscarlin
carloscarlin

Try to build a base or a security room.

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GmansFan
GmansFan

You should build an abandoned section of Black Mesa, where there are survivors hiding in a hastely constructed fort.

I also know how you feel, I've been hitting the same wall myself. Unfortunatly I can't model anything good and my custom textures all suck so, waht can you do....

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santaniake2
santaniake2

Well, what about a research facility on Xen... From where they capture specimen of Xen creatures and "process" them, and have some gate to send them to earth labs...

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PrivateSnowball
PrivateSnowball

How about something loosely based on the Siberia map in Op4?

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gamefreak42
gamefreak42

how about the area that barney calhoun guarded in blue shift?

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Loulimi
Loulimi

Blue-Shift is a very good mod for learn to map Black-Mesa!

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Joebama Author
Joebama

No ****?

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust

I'm currently having amnesia mapping block where i'm like...Duuuuuuu i don't know what to map i'm bored..What i recommend is some serious epic gaming..What do i recommend?Something so epic it will blow your mind..Everyone have one..

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2muchvideogames
2muchvideogames

I think I can suggest some things first though can you briefly describe the setting of the last place your mapping left off at?

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