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Theatre of the Dead

Author: Aneurism (2)Game: L4DAdd-On: Map
Awaiting4 votes Survival map for survival mode
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Map Status: 100% Complete
11/04/09
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Version 1.3 is the official completed release version of this map!


v1.3 changes
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Updates/Additions:
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-added bathroom signs
-add 8 sewer covers with steam
-add stain marks to water fountain
-front car lights now work
-add several hints to call the radio to start survival event, (spray paint arrows, floating skull sprite, blue glow, static noise)
-radio now sparks and makes electric zap noise when activated
-added soundscapes indoors and outdoors
-add specific sounds for generator, static for movie theatre and radio
-added debris, graffiti, corpses
-add ruined buildings to skybox
-add pockets to pool table


Fixes:
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-fixed blood stain in second floor hallway
-infected can now jump over the back fence by the truck yard properly
-realign lights above external doors


optimization:
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-removed excess models in the far corners of the map that could barely bee seen to improve performance
-replaced 100's of scorch mark decals with a dozen scorch overlays
-added hints
-added area portals to 3 theatres
-added occlusions around blown out theatre and theatre wall by arcade


Related to VPK not map:
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-update vpk thumbnail pic
-fix poster to have title included in image update background image, there is now no crosshair or survivors in background!


Thanks to 'Gavo', 'A Robot', and 'Hawklanloman' for the formal testing of this survival map.

The survival version of this map is done. Any future updates will be to correct bugs only.

This map is still in development as part of a 5 map campaign.


My mapwork and notes are also kept on my personal mapmaking site http://funlvl.com/
Thanks.
-Aneurism.



09/29/09
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'Theatre of the Dead' beta V1.2 Change log:
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Updates:
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-updated 3D skybox much more realistic w/ dynamic clouds and smoke
-updated fog setting optimized to match with skybox texture (no more
blue buildings sticking out like sore thumb), and more of the building
detail can be seen
-updated subway vending machines into ticket vending machines, with mini
movie poster displays
-finished updating all railings from 4x4 to 2x2 thickness

Additions:
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-added water to the water fountain, and navigation for the bots to jump
from it to the dumpster outside, now full of dirt and has ammo and stuff
on top
-added some dead infected all around the map
-added a couple of 'narrative scenes' with corpses that look like they
were holding up before dying
-added plenty of weapons/ammo/health/gas can/propane tank items
throughout the map
-added vehicles and dumpsters for the tank to throw around
-added a cube truck with supplies to camp in (its not as safe as it
looks)
-added ambulance with supplies (its not as safe as it looks either)
-added police car with supplies in trunk
-added generator with spotlights at the back
-added additional movie posters throughout the map

Fixes:
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-fixed the ladder and navigation from the kitchen to the supply room so
tank and AI can better handle it
-fixed some Molotov's and health packs that could not be picked up


09/23/09
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Version 1.1
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Fixes:

-Navigation is working very well now. Regular infected and special infected come from all areas of the map. The entire map is now marked as FINALE and BATTLEFIELD in the navigation mesh.

-Perimeter fences are now climbable by the infected



Improvements:

-railings along staircases have now been thinned out to 2x2 from 4x4 to add to make them less blocky and more realistic looking
(Note: the 4 railings within the actual theatres have not been changed to 2x2 yet but I only noticed this after testing this version so it will be done in next release :D)

-the back stairs have been modified to include a loading dock with a trailer parked

-staircases throughout the level have been modified to fit the Valve spec of 8 height and 12 deep for each step.

09/21/09
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Version 1.0
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-added additional weapons and health in map
-tweaked navigation so infected come in front more frequently
-included arcade cabinet model that was left out of initial release

09/19/09
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Current VPK package has missing Arcade Cabinet model causing Error message in its place. This has been repaired in the new VPK package I have created just need to wait until tomorrow (09/20/09) to upload it.
-Aneurism

11/04/2009 Version: 1.3 (final) Size: 21.5MB File: l4dtheatre.vpk Downloads: 21,701 Views: 48,181

This survival map is a multiplex theatre, featuring 4 theatres, a second floor food court, an arcade area, offices, party room, concession stand, projector rooms, etc. Lots of places to hold out! It's the first map of a campaign in the works.
-Aneurism


13 Comments and 1 Reviews
Techno_2 Techno_2 Posted 3 years ago
Pros:

Big, Many places to defend, great blue ambiance, awesome theater concept

Cons:

The food court at the end features 3 order post, 2 of which are pretty much fake and plastered on the wall.

Parking lots are very desolate.

Conclusion:

This is officially my favorite Survival map due to its great size, and blueness in the main atrium. Plus the number of rooms is just pure awesomeness. The parking lot could use some more cars or some debris of some sort. The inside of the Theater makes up for that though.

9.5
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Mahlzeit Mahlzeit Posted 4 years ago

yes, would be great to play this with the new special infected plus the new guns :-)

ferretsshadow ferretsshadow Posted 4 years ago

okay can you make this for l4d2 now

ferretsshadow ferretsshadow Posted 4 years ago

how did you make all of the movie posters as textures

l3m0n l3m0n Posted 4 years ago

i downloaded it to my comp but it's not showing up on my l4d game,what's going on?

JohnClaimesh JohnClaimesh Posted 4 years ago

nice but it needs some more detailing......80 for concept...add more details and you won 100

tron00 tron00 Posted 4 years ago

Very cool! Good looking map, great playability!

sacred souls clan sacred souls clan Posted 4 years ago

this map is so detailed its like a proper theatre and all. its a shame the zombies come and riun it lol

Herod Herod Posted 4 years ago

Not a bad map, a little bare in places but its quite good overall

Mr_Skyfish Mr_Skyfish Posted 4 years ago

This is a great map it's a blast with friends has lots of places to go and the main hall looks fanfreakingtastic!

Aneurism Aneurism Posted 4 years ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

About the poster phrase "This time it's no movie...", being cheesy, well yes it is SUPER cheesy! :) I tried to pick something cheesy and over the top to suit the B-movie zombie genre and the L4D spirit. Take for example VALVe's poster title for L4D2 Parish campaign, "This time it all goes south", it is super cheesy (hey everyone the new game is set in the deep south, get it? har de har har)... and that's why it works! :)

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Kite Kite Posted 4 years ago

this looks like...great^^ nice woakr i´m must try it^^

checkmate.5 checkmate.5 Posted 4 years ago

map looks good but i just think you could have done a better slogan or phrase for the poster...but over all good job.

Aneurism Aneurism Posted 4 years ago

The completed version 1.3 is now released. The major improvements are sound, hints towards the event trigger, optimization, and slight improvements to the .vpk poster. Although the survival version of this map is done, I am continuing work on this map as part of a campaign.
I hope everyone enjoys 'Theatre of the Dead'! :)
Thanks.

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Theatre of the Dead Techno_2 Techno_2 Posted 3 years ago
Pros:

Big, Many places to defend, great blue ambiance, awesome theater concept

Cons:

The food court at the end features 3 order post, 2 of which are pretty much fake and plastered on the wall.

Parking lots are very desolate.

Conclusion:

This is officially my favorite Survival map due to its great size, and blueness in the main atrium. Plus the number of rooms is just pure awesomeness. The parking lot could use some more cars or some debris of some sort. The inside of the Theater makes up for that though.

9.5
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