Map name: pl_cranetop Author: Cybris (cybris at onlinequilt.net) Description: A 3-stage Payload map for Team Fortress 2 Technology: Standard textures and models, some extra textures
Known issues: Last CP has the wrong color during 5 seconds of setup time. Probably Unfixable (it's a fake CP). The Bomb doesn't go back down from the last tower. Fixable with a complicated entity setup.
-- Beta 8 -- Fixed grayscale issue by deleting the color correction entity Fixed monorail cart passing over ducked players Fixed getting stuck on the large girders in stage 3 Fixed some bad displacements Fixed getting stuck behind the barrels in the round room in stage 2 Fixed a hole in the upper floor of stage 3 Fixed the custom chalkboard texture showing up in other maps Added small side rooms at stage 2 cap 2 to defuse that chokepoint Added a small tunnel between stage 3 rocket room and the upstairs area Added a bit more cover from snipers in stage 3 Remade the stairs that lead to the rocket tower Used a different cart switching method for stage 3 More performance improvements for stage 3
-- Beta 7 -- Fixed grayscale display on map restart after stage 3 BLU win Fixed the cart moving backwards too fast Allowed more time for the server to change carts to eliminate the floating bomb bug Moved stage 2 last cp a bit. Should be easier to capture now Added entrances to stage 2 last cp room from the air vent area Deleted the electric transformer room in stage 3 because the route was redundant Deleted a redundant entrace to stage 3 from the BLU side Slightly shortened the stage 3 mining tunnel Added a bit of cover to RED spawn 3 so not everyone gets sniped when exiting the spawn room Changed the area under the rocket room a bit, providing some space to hide spies or teleporters For visual feedback the monorail cart is now destroyed when the crane picks up the bomb Lots of performance improvements for the last room
-- Beta 6 -- Rotated the rocket tower and shortened stage 3 track Enlarged the fenced area in the volcano Readded steps to the upper ramp in stage 3 rocket dome Reconstructed the upper stage 3 right side room with more cover Added a room and two small tunnels to stage 3, deleted dropdown vent Added another CP to stage 3 - it's fake (8 is max), but works mostly like a real one Added more cover to stage 3 volcano dome side entrances Moved the BLU blackboard so that it actually gets read Fixed a faulty one-way door and added "Dead end" signs in stage 3 Fixed getting stuck on the cart at the switch to the monorail Fixed invisible stairs being solid in stage 2 sewers Fixed faulty stairs in stage 1 wooden warehouse Fixed a small spot from where you could jump over the RED spawn wall Converted some func_details to displacements or world brushes to free entities
-- Beta 5 -- Brutally reduced the number of entities to avoid "ED_Alloc: no free edicts"
-- Beta 4 -- Added a third stage Added a mission briefing with text and screenshots Added in-game instructions on crane operation via chalk boards Lowered spawn times except on last CPs of the stages Redesigned and enlarged back entrance room and back door to stage 2 Enlarged small steps in the entrance hall at CP 6 Enlarged small sewers at stage 2 RED spawn and added more signage Enlarged RED spawn exit area on stage 1 and added some detail and a wall Slightly moved stage 1 tracks so players can get between the cart and RED spawn Added even more clips to doors, stairs and railings Fixed getting stuck below the warehouse Fixed dead end sewer pipes not being black Fixed more occurences of getting stuck when being pushed by the payload Changed some stairs to props Made a number of optical changes
-- Beta 3 -- Fixed engineers being able to block spawn exits with teleporters Fixed cart going past CP A3 without capping Fixed bomb not dissappearing when it explodes Fixed BLU spawn class-changing zone not extending to doors Added more clips to doors Added cubemaps for the office area Added another plank to the bend Added glow to most lights Made sewer pipes easier to enter Moved a blue arrow sign that was slightly misleading Made a number of optical changes
-- Beta 2 -- Fixed cubemap problem by uploading the correct file this time ;-) Added Hydro-style arrows Added railings to the crane ramps Reduced respawn times Added some cover to the tunnel leading underground Moved spawn points away from the door in stage 2 RED spawn Added health and ammo to the small watchtower Closed redundant wooden warehouse access Added a board to the crate stack at the big bend Moved CP A3 so that noone can get pushed through the blast door Added more clips to prevent sticky door frames Added a trigger_push under the payload touchdown zone The crane fence now dissappears on capture Fixed players getting stuck on the payload Fixed stickies not bouncing off the payload Fixed stickies not bouncing off the setup doors Fixed cameras not looking at the correct CP Fixed being able to stand on the fence at the large watchtower Fixed beaing able to sticky jump on top of the milk building Fixed visualizer textures Fixed incorrect CP names Compiled with HDR and built HDR cubemaps Made the lights brighter Made a number of optical changes
-- Beta 1 -- First release