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Maps In Progress / Re: Electromax - getting to work on PS1 maps!
« Last post by Electromax on May 20, 2021, 03:29:57 PM »
I love seeing 3d maps rendered in an isometric perspective like this, even though they're not always easily "readable" because rooms will overlap with one another and ceiling geometry is sometimes visible.
Also, because of the primitive graphics of the game, it's not always easy to tell where edges are located. When older 3D games are rendered like this, I've always wondered how much better/worse it would look with a visible outline around edges.

Thank you for such an amazing video, and I'm glad that you'll be making maps for the next two games as well.
Can't wait to check out the maps by myself!

Thanks! Yeah, I often get confused by perspective when trying to find the best angle overall for each level, reminds me of that bit in Indiana Jones 3 when the perspective shifts and he realizes he's on a bridge. Peardian's Ocarina of Time iso maps are my favorite, but TR's levels fit together a bit differently and it's difficult to separate a single room so I wasn't able to achieve that level of clarity (partially why only the overhead map parts are labeled). For TR2 and 3 with a lot more verticality, I might try separating floors a bit more and trying more severe angles maybe.
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Maps In Progress / Re: Electromax - getting to work on PS1 maps!
« Last post by JonLeung on May 20, 2021, 02:38:03 PM »
Tomb Raider maps are up now!  Always appreciate maps of 3D games.

As I told Electromax, I didn't really get into the Tomb Raider series until Tomb Raider: Legend (which to my understanding is the first reboot) so these OG Lara Croft adventures are definitely fascinating even without nostalgia, at least for me.  I have played Tomb Raider: Anniversary, which is a remake of this one, but that was a while ago.  One of the very few things I do remember about it is that there is a dinosaur, probably a T. Rex, which I see is here in the Lost Valley.  Can't go wrong with dinosaurs!

Anyway, thanks again, Electromax!
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Maps In Progress / Re: Electromax - getting to work on PS1 maps!
« Last post by TerraEsperZ on May 19, 2021, 08:51:53 PM »
I love seeing 3d maps rendered in an isometric perspective like this, even though they're not always easily "readable" because rooms will overlap with one another and ceiling geometry is sometimes visible.
Also, because of the primitive graphics of the game, it's not always easy to tell where edges are located. When older 3D games are rendered like this, I've always wondered how much better/worse it would look with a visible outline around edges.

Thank you for such an amazing video, and I'm glad that you'll be making maps for the next two games as well.
Can't wait to check out the maps by myself!
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Maps In Progress / Re: Electromax - getting to work on PS1 maps!
« Last post by Electromax on May 19, 2021, 08:36:23 PM »
Finished and submitted TR maps to the site! I also used the base maps to make this Youtube video breaking down the parts of various levels + some infographics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiToc0SYkds
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Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests
« Last post by JonLeung on May 17, 2021, 07:59:27 AM »
I would certainly accept a map of that.  Perhaps there could be a raw one and one that highlights the areas that Pac-Man can actually traverse.

Is the proper name "Maze 256" or "Level 256" or "Round 256" or "Stage 256"?  I always like to use the in-game terminology, but if there isn't any, I would prefer to use something more accurate, like "Maze" in this particular case.  I would also use "Level" if that is indeed the accepted term for something like this that I imagine must be talked about a lot, I just usually avoid "Level" unless it is explicitly said somewhere within the game, as I feel the word is overused.
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Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests
« Last post by Grizzly on May 16, 2021, 12:39:11 AM »
While most Pac-Man stages look identically to the mapped stage 1, it also has the infamous final level 256 which looks half different. If it needs an extra map though is debatable because it is unbeatable, even with a map. :)
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VGMaps Social Board / Re: YouTube channel! (JonLeung1)
« Last post by JonLeung on May 15, 2021, 08:53:44 PM »

Now for something not-so-Nintendo-related: my review of "Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide", by Darren Doyle, published by Greyfox Books.  I decided to utilize my green screen fully for this one, hope it looks all right.  Some of you arcade fans *coughGeorgescough* might be interested in a book like this!

Also, this was the last video I made before my eyelift - hopefully I'll be more handsome in the next video!
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Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests
« Last post by JonLeung on May 15, 2021, 12:06:49 PM »
George s fulfills some more classic arcade requests, including Frogger, Q*bert, and the original Pac-Man, which we didn't have until now, believe it or not!  Yes, the original arcade version!  Isn't it, like, one of the most iconic video games ever?  Also, though I didn't specifically request it, he also mapped Pac & Pal for good measure, because why not get some more "Pac" games packed away?  Thanks as always, George s!

(I'll be publishing a review of "Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide" on my YouTube channel, most likely later today.  One of my concerns is the lack of coverage of classic games such as Pac-Man, Frogger, and Q*bert.  Then I realized how bad it looks saying that but not having maps of those games here on VGMaps.com...)
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Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests
« Last post by JonLeung on May 13, 2021, 08:11:16 PM »
George s is keeping the Pac-Train going by fulfilling my requests for Baby Pac-Man, Jr PacMan, Ms Pac-Man, and Super Pac-Man.  Okay, I didn't request Baby Pac-Man specifically, but sure, I'm not going to say no to more of the Pac-Family!  Though there is a physical pinball element to that one, so it is certainly a unique game.

Thanks yet again, George s!
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Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests
« Last post by JonLeung on May 10, 2021, 09:31:51 PM »
Speaking of Pac-Man, George s has once again indulged another arcade request, this time of Pac-Land.  Thanks so much!


Did you know that the music is from the Hanna-Barbera Pac-Man cartoon, as are the character designs, and that this game - a platformer - was actually released before Super Mario Bros.?
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