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  1. I present http://gametactic.org/squad, an interactive/collaborative map planning tool for Squad. To get started: follow the link press the create new room button and select a map. Invite other people into your room by giving them the link. Start planning using the tools to the right. You can zoom in using the scroll wheel and pan around with the right mouse button. You can allow other people to draw by clicking their name or unlocking the room with the lock icon. To give you and idea, It looks something like this: Now that I have your attention. Consider the available icons as placeholders for now. I'd like to know from yoyu which icons would be useful for Squad specifically ?
  2. Hey all! Here is the YouTube of the lighting stream I did on Twitch. Hope this helps somebody! Resources: Lighting Trouble Shooting Guide ( https://wiki.unrealengine.com/LightingTroubleshootingGuide) Cheers! ..oxy..
  3. To be honest, with u devs, when I see, or hear "Yehorivka", "Petrivka" it is very annoying. If we want these names to be correct, we have to change them. Yehorivka = Yegor'evka or Egor'evka (Егорьевка) formed from Yegor/Egor (Егор) name. NOT Petrivka, but Petrovka (Петровка), formed from Petr (Пётр) name.
  4. Yamalo 8km AAS Yamalo is a map made for vehicular warfare and superfobs. With expansive plains hundreds of meters wide and large 'Islands' of dense tundra forest all in an 8KM playable area, it will be both a dream and a nightmare. Yamalo is quite obviously inspired by the Project Reality map "Yamalia" and while it's layout is completely separate and made entirely from scratch, I hope you'll have the same feeling plowing your way through the swamps in an APC as you did on the old Yamalia. I've done everything I can to preserve the old feel of Yamalia while simultaneously bringing every part of it up to date, as well as adding some new touches of my own The map features many trench systems, dug in fortifications, and tunnels. I've tried to make sure that each cap point has it's own interest and unique features, and all but a few points in the final version will have some type of interest to them. I have, however, left plenty of room on each point for teams to dig in a build expansive superFOBs, something that I really hope is taken advantage of in gameplay. Without further ado, here's some screenshots showing off the map:
  5. Every map on Squad seems to be designed so that every spot that could otherwise be a good firing position always has a bloody tree or grass patch hiding the visibility or the grass is always a little to high for the sniper to see anything and so on, to keep the game balanced ALWAYS!!! There are no choke points and you never ever have your back safe against a wall etc. I find this both boring and unrealistic. Reality is often uneven. My suggestion is then to also supply uneven maps for us who prefer this kind of gameplay. Instead of at all times striving for two equally sized teams, in order for the gameplay to still be balanced I suggest that for example the team with the better defensive positions etc get to hold a lesser amount of player slots. So, for instance, if one team is supposed to defend the caches with very favorable defensive positions, then maybe that team could maybe get like 20 players and the other team 40 players. I find this kind of gameplay to be much more fun. It is so annoying to always creep up to that nice sniping position only to find some annoying developer put that silly plant there just preventing you to see anything. Also this annoying fog. Playing in fog is not fun actually. So, that is my suggestion. I am not saying remake all the old maps, I am just saying: Give us also this kind of gameplay style for us who crave it. Thank you for this otherwise fun game.
  6. I am currently working on the Big Brother to my Project Reality map "Iron Ridge". This map takes ideas from Iron Ridge such as a massive rock lined ravine running the entire map with various bridge crossings and a huge multi entrance underground bunker. This map will be 100% hand sculpted and every area layed out to maximize strategic flag capture, defense and attack postions and a large city/industrial area divided by a small river with Railroad and multi bridge crossings, making this location vital to controlling the flag like in the original BF2 map "Strike at Karkand". Here are a few very early in Editor work in progress screenshots...
  7. Curious about everyone's opinions regarding maps with bright, sunny light (like Chora) or maps that are darker, more overcast lighting (like Sumari or Yehorivka v1). I ask this because I have found that I personally prefer darker maps far more, to the point where I am less likely to join bright maps, as not only have I found dark lighting visually much more pleasant and less harsh on the eyes, but I find I have not an insignificant jump in performance on darker maps. I get poor frames on Yehorivka v2 (the bright one), yet decent frames on Yehorivka v1. Wondering what everyone else's opinions are on this? I personally would love to see more dark or at least darker lighting on future maps.
  8. The new PR map is very well done; moutainous areas, flap steppe-like areas, villages, valleys, compounds, refineries... it's very dynamic and well-designed, and brings a nice Afghan feeling. Would love to see this one in Squad
  9. So as the Title says. Which map do you dislike the most and why? - For me Kokan is the clear "winner". It's a nightmare to play infantry due to the large open fields, that provide no cover what so ever, and the slightly elevated roads that provide minimal cover and determines all angles of approach. It is far too easy to defend the points and very hard to take new points, which often leads to a lot of dying and a stalemate that's not really a lot of fun to play. I just came out of a game playing as SL, playing offense with no Humvees (US team) we got totally wiped 4 times in a row with different strategies every time. mostly we couldn't even determine where we were getting shot from. it's okay to die or lose if you know what could have been done better... but running into a wall no matter what you do is no fun. It's not even like its a big vehicular-warfare map, so all in all I honestly dread it when I see Kokan loading. In my opinion it would be better if it was taken out of rotation. In quality it is inferior to all the other maps.
  10. Right now, any map the US has a CROW they can utterly dominate. Many accounts of foliage no rendering at long range, different geometry so they can spot people from long range. Not to mention it's a 50 cal with a long range zoom. On a specific map (the one with north/south DC, forgot the name) The US utterly massacres militia by hitting the hills east of DC and having 50 cal overwatch over the entire map as far as the C column of grids. This is ridiculously brutal and nobody can get anywhere near the hmmvw to hurt it. When we do hurt it, the CROW takes 5 RPGs and still doesn't go down (probably a repair station nearby since it's the meta to superfob those hills to the east and completely destroy the entire west 2/3rds of the map) Can we please balance this? Either fix the rendering, reduce the zoom, or make it worth 30 tickets. It's far more effective than the BTR in just about any situation other than transporting troops, no reason it can't have the cost associated. edit: the main issue is getting shot from a kilometer or more away through all kinds of foliage (and solid cover) from something you can't even see (even with optics most of the time, you just see the tracers) it's just brutal on a whole other level and contributes to the phrase "Playing US is easy mode"
  11. Just gonna throw out some map Idea's that I personally would love to play on. Now I don't know if some of these would be possible because I don't know the limitations of UE4 thus far but hopefully now or in future optimization updates by the squad team and the UE4 team would allow these to be possible. A lot of these are inspired from other games locations witch are inspired by real locations so its not really copying. ps..gonna be a long post. 1st idea is a North Korean map and make it have a foggy-ish kinda frosty feeling too it or snowy. Have it been a urban cold map almost like the map propaganda from BF4. Here's some pictures for architectural and weather reference Have some tall muli-level enter-able buildings with a cold atmosphere preferably with a heavy or light snow fall and have US Marines vs North Korean's and or South Koreans vs north Koreans or both. That would be so very awesome. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Next map idea would be the arctic. Could have a map at a research station with the US Marines the Norwegians or the Canadians vs the Russians. They could also through some military and research bases in there. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My 3rd idea is also a snow map ( I love the snow ). It would take place in Alaska near the coast and would be the US Army vs Russia. The Russians could invade from a carrier ship like in PR. There could also be small Alaskan towns. if they could capture the atmosphere of this photo that would be amazing.^ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idea number 4! Urban America, only 3 games have done this that I know of and that's homefront, MW2-3 and World in conflict. In almost all shooters its always the middle east or Europe. I personally think it would be refreshing and different throw in some shopping strips and some commercial districts in a American urban map. Plus it offers an opportunity for a cool faction idea ill talk about it at the bottom. This is my favorite idea ^ I think a map or maps based off these would be epic and it could the US marines, US Army and American militia vs China. •Side note I think a American militia/resistance would be a sweet faction and they could have all sorts of weapons us Americans love are guns. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDEA 5! This one takes place in jolly old England in sort of a rural part of Britain. It is the British armed forces vs China, Russia or a coalition of some kind or some IRA type of faction. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Next one is a Eastern European setting with a kinda chernobyl industrial vibe. Could be Germans, US, British, French and some eastern European rebel faction vs Russia or some rebel faction. ( why not all right? ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Next one takes place in CHINA! It could take place in a rural Chinese town with rice farms or by a section of the great wall. Could be any NATO faction vs China. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Finally the last one takes place on the border of Russia and China and it would obviously be China vs Russia just sprinkle some hills and some outposts with some trees and it would be "very nice" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I really hope the Squad devs branch out and make some really unique buildings and maps and push the unreal engine. besides just sand and tree's with the occasional bunker and mud hovel (Don't get me wrong I like those kind of maps they have their place I just want some spice). They have made great maps in PR so looking back I have high expectations. And if they need more funding to make it happen hell ill drop another $20 to help this game become one of the greatest teamwork fps's ever. So what do you guys think? If you have any other map idea's just slap that shiz down in a reply.
  12. I find that when my squad is bunched into a small space and we are down, it can be difficult to find the medic. A solution for this would be to have medic icon layered over all other players icons. Now obviously their are two medics usually in a squad so one icon can always take precedence over the other. This would be useful distinguishing whether a medic is close and getting people up or down.
  13. As many will know, precise coordinates are given in-game not only by stating the grid square an object is located in (i.e. Golf 9), but also a "keypad" which represents one of 9 numbers oriented like a number pad. Thing is, for the longest time I've been reporting grid coordinates using a telephone number pad as a basis for the orientation of these numbers. But I've come to find that other people actually rely on the orientation of a keyboard numpad, which might make more intuitive sense as most people (though not myself) have keyboards with numpads right in front of them. So, the question is, what have you been using? I'm wondering if I've just been doing it wrong and this is a standard, or if there's a wide community disparity; if the latter is true, then I may post a suggestion for Squad's in-game map to have very subtle numbers on the smaller squares inside each grid reference. For reference, here's the two different kinds of number pads; notice that the middle row (4, 5 and 6) are the same, but the top and bottom rows are simply switched:
  14. Hi. Today I fell below the map.An endless fall .The bottom of the map requires a dead zone. The APC turned upside down. When I wanted to go out, I fell down. Here is the picture:
  15. Please Devs introduce a Compass/Wind Rose on the map, because i don't know very well the direction of the map when i die, and probably i'm not the only one... i think its a very simple suggestion to get introduced in the game. Just like in Arma 3 there's a compass in the map. Thanks!
  16. So ive been working on this for the past month and i guess it is finally time to show what i've been working on. (NOTE: this was originally going to be a test map for Breaking Point SA, as in a test for getting hired. Im still awaiting word if i will be.) Most of the trees are place holders, lighting needs to be rebuilt (Will rebuild it once im back home in a week's time). So further a do here are some screen shots: These next two photos are old but were the beginning foreground of the map (Early stages) The map will change time of day (Different maps as in squad with example_Map_Day or example_Map_Night) i will update and post new photos of everything that i change, fix ect. Currently most of the trees and bushes need a light map (Which was not provided with the assets that i got from a friend) Inspired by The Last Of Us, and other games and certain locations. Fictional Ukraine.
  17. After quite a few matches this weekend playing as Squad Leader, I've realised a lot of the SL's time is chewed up by attempting to get grid refs for spotted targets and enemy positions. I think I've come up with a possible solution to make this a bit easier if it's possible. Allow infantry (non-SL) to place map markers in the same way the SL can, but these are only visible for members of the same squad and shaded differently (enemy = orange, general - yellow or light green). For any map marker placed by a squad member, the SL of that squad could choose to click on that map marker to 'approve it' in the same way a vehicle is approved remotely by the SL. Squad leader can also delete these markers by the same menu as approve. This allows the squad to use markers for themselves without general map clutter, but also allows the squad leader to selectively choose map markers to show to the whole team. TLDR : Allow grunts to place different coloured map markers visible only to their squad. SL's can 'approve' these like vehicles so they appear to the whole team or delete them. Any thoughts?
  18. Which map is the one that makes you groan when you see it's the next map? Which map is the one you will join servers for? Vote so we can get an idea of players' least favorite and favorite maps! I apologize if a similar poll has already occured, but I searched and saw none; even if there was one, it's good to get up-to-date information given the newer maps.
  19. Title. Could be done simply by clicking on the marker. The purpose of this is to easilly identify and further communicate with whichever Squad Leader placed the marker on where the target is, ect., and also to prevent trolling with meaningless markers anonomously placed all over the place.
  20. I've been working on a mountainous map, 8km by 8km. I didn't really start out with any specific location in mind, but as I iterated on it I noticed that I was subconsciously creating a map set in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. So here it is: Currently I've gotten the terrain finalized, but I'm still working on the foliage. Once I'm done with that I'll move on to the road layout and cap points, then statics. The map uses modified versions of the vanilla terrain materials and foliage objects. These pictures are actually of an old version, I've since completely redone the foliage. However, it currently looks like shit because this version of the SDK has broken distance field shadows. Once I get it working I'll Update with better pics.
  21. In order "To seduce the females!" I`ve started this topic. I`d like to show a map that I´ve been workin on.. SQUAD map that I am working on in my spare time. You might have seen something about this on the Wrench or the Squad monthly recap, or on YT videos by other authors. This map started from topography of one of many pacific islands. I manipulated the landscape, and I am using a modified version of the FoolsRoad landscape material. Foliage is mostly SQUAD SDK official foliage and DOKYOS Lowpoly-Rainforest assets. Game-modes will be Insurgency and AAS - probably a day and night version, depending on the game mode. Framerate is just about fine - I might find ways to optimize it tho. Capzones are mostly abandoned ruins in the jungle - doesn´t make much sense, I get it. Since there are no roads on the map (currently), It will be an INFANTRY-only map. I still have to work out proper SFX to make the whole thing appear more bearable - currently its like the lord of the crickets is holding a concert. Full moon is custom made, - there is a good tutorial on YT for that. The water material is translucent, and eating up a lot of shader complexity. Oh, did I mention that the map comes with custom player textures for the RU faction ? Russians will look somewhat 2006-2009ish, with oldskool wooden furniture AK74S and stuff. Anyhow, here´s a bunch of screenshots:
  22. Hello Squadies, I'd like to start a discussion on your opinions on an Eastern European map based on the current Ukrainian War. That should pit the Militia and Russian factions in the game against each other. I know the developers are interested in making a map in this theater after they finish making Fallujah West. I just want your opinions and suggestions on several things: 1. What City should they base this off of? 2. Size of the map? 3. The level of collateral damage on the city? i.e. should it be somewhat pristine or in rubble? 4. Key buildings and landmarks that should be included? i.e. Airport, City Square/plaza, big bridges, skyscrapers, municipal/industrial buildings, and rivers I know this type of map would be difficult to create, but I feel like it would add a whole new element to the game. There would be that vertical element, it's a clusterf*** situation, with good CQC opportunities, and the fact that you can be shot from any window. I personally love the Assault of Grozny map. Adding an Ukrainian city like Kiev or the airport at Donetsk would also be a great location. In terms of map design, I personally would like almost all the buildings to be enter-able, I don't think the decorated interiors are that important either as long as we have that option. Here are some photos I have found that we could base this off of: Donetsk: Chechnya: EDIT: Heres the link where the Devs talk about an Eastern European theater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga-heUCK6Ig Starts at 18:40 in the video
  23. I know you guys are on the ball ,but with the map can we get squad Id on the vehicles. Bit of confusion on who owns it.
  24. TLDR Summary: Introduce a planning phase at the start of each round (1 minute long?). Map displays on screen for all team members, squad leaders can draw on map (visible to whole team) with different colour for each squad. Squad leaders can chat in text with each other to plan, visible by entire team. This allows obvious objective planning for entire team to see and know the battleplan from the start. Proposal: SQUAD is a game which, particularly in its AAS mode, benefits greatly from each team having a plan. Not necessarily to achieve victory (though that's nice) but to ensure a good cohesive game, where everyone, knows what they're doing and has fun, win or lose. The problem is that right now it is very hard for squad leaders to make concrete plans and pass them on to the team without using lots of confused voip chat at the start of a game. Voip chat has a place, and a very central one to SQUAD, but I contend that an army never hit a battlefield without every soldier knowing the broad plan. No army hits the deck and then decides over the radio who goes where. No successful one anyway! Please bear in mind that I have no idea of the technical difficulty of the following suggestion. It sounds simple to me but I don't know Unreal engine from a pile of rocks. I think that the answer lies in SQUAD's pre-game time. Instead of staring just at a random background while people decide what squad to be in before a game starts, this time could be used for a 'Planning phase' where those in Squad Leader roles could place and remove objective markers as well as draw on a copy of the map screen displayed to the entire team. This would enable a preliminary plan to be established and made obvious to every member of the team. Objective markers would have the squad number identifying which SL/Squad is going for that point. Drawn arrows or diagrams could also be tagged with squad identifiers. There could also be a text chat visible to the entire team but usable only by Squad Leader roles which would also allow a plan to be communicated clearly to the team, accompanying the above markers and drawings on the map. I feel like a minute or so of this, prior to a match starting, would allow each team to start the game with a much more obviously defined set of objectives, known by each squad and clearly communicated across the entire team. What do people think? Anything obvious this idea is missing? Would this enhance the SQUAD experience? I personally feel like it could help to avoid some of those rounds which turn into abject trainwrecks in the first five minutes due to lack of a plan, as well as helping the team get more engaged in the battle plan.