A full sized, 1000 person ruined vault deep beneath New Vegas.
Vault 24 Alpha version 0.5 has been released. It details the Waterworks and Lower Stairwell levels, and optimizes the Upper Stairwell and Apartments A level. Several other levels have been tweaked/bug fixed. Music and ambient effects have been added throughout the vault.
Posted by cambragol on Mar 14th, 2011
Progress continues unabated for Vault 24. The past two weeks has seen me focusing on the Waterworks and Lower Stairwell levels. Both these levels only require final dynamic cluttering, optimization and navmeshing . With this version the Upper Stairwell and Apartments A levels have also been optimized. Music and ambient sound-effects have been added throughout the vault.
The Waterworks level took a while, but turned out to be well worth the effort. It is very dark, foggy, and detailed. The design is based around the four elevators of the vault's main shaft, so there is some repetition within the layout. However, the clutter, lighting and size of the level make up for this and lend to the level's uniqueness. The level is very heavy on models and effects, and will likely stress even good machines until it is optimized, and even then will still likely not be a 'light' level. Below are a few representative screens of the level.
Additionally, this level includes a finished version of the lower Stairwell, which was previously included, but had now cluttering or detailing. This level will likely receive a bit more attention in the next update, though it looks fairly good now.
Next up will be overall polishing sweeps through numerous levels, as well as continuing optimization of levels.