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#1
Hello and good morning.
I am Herr Medek _cz, the 3rd highest ranked person on The Hidden server. It's pretty much my home. I couldn't help but to report this issue.

Me and loads of other players have been experiencing this issue since.. well, it has never been exterminated, so since the beginning.​


The exploit, under magnifying glass:
A RED Demoman grabs a sticky bomb launcher of his choice and proceeds to laying them under him in order to get on the radio tower. This is possible with every sticky bomb launcher weapon that is currently in-game. They can get to the top of it, as shown on the demo I recorded. The Hidden cannot get there. It's completely impossible. This leads to The Hidden being unable to win at all times. Every round on Watchtower at least one person does it, I've even witnessed 6 demomen to do this all at once. This shows that this map is broken for the said gamemode. Luckily, I've made a fix to the map, and uploaded it on Mega. Unfortunately I was getting errors while uploading both files to your site. Me and other fair players hereby wish Admins of this community would help us in this issue that breaks the game by replacing the default Watchtower by the fixed version.

Many thanks and enjoy the rest of the weekend peacefully.



 
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#2
I somewhat tested it, attempted to reach the location the thread is on about as I've seen players go there on a regular basis on FF2, and it works fine (maybe something to consider adding to replace in Hidden, VSH and FF2 as its an issue on those servers too.)

The only issue I had with the map was the water textures seemed broken...
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Now I'm not sure if that my fault for installing map incorrectly or something likewise but I don't think players will enjoy the broken textures if its an issue with more than just me.

the 3rd highest ranked person on The Hidden server.​
#humblebrag


In all seriousness, the map works fine and I'd be up for replacing the current watchtower maps with this fixed version.

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I somewhat tested it, attempted to reach the location the thread is on about as I've seen players go there on a regular basis on FF2, and it works fine (maybe something to consider adding to replace in Hidden, VSH and FF2 as its an issue on those servers too.)

The only issue I had with the map was the water textures seemed broken...
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Now I'm not sure if that my fault for installing map incorrectly or something likewise but I don't think players will enjoy the broken textures if its an issue with more than just me.

#humblebrag


In all seriousness, the map works fine and I'd be up for replacing the current watchtower maps with this fixed version.
I am fixing the map right now. Wait a sec

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I somewhat tested it, attempted to reach the location the thread is on about as I've seen players go there on a regular basis on FF2, and it works fine (maybe something to consider adding to replace in Hidden, VSH and FF2 as its an issue on those servers too.)

The only issue I had with the map was the water textures seemed broken...
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Now I'm not sure if that my fault for installing map incorrectly or something likewise but I don't think players will enjoy the broken textures if its an issue with more than just me.

#humblebrag


In all seriousness, the map works fine and I'd be up for replacing the current watchtower maps with this fixed version.
The thread has been moved, you'll find it under The Hidden category :)

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I aware, I moved it. :)
 
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What I found with fix2

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The water looks fine, if viewed from a birds eye perspective, otherwise it still has a purple tint to it. Also the glass of the building has a purple tint to it now and there is a missing texture all together within the building.


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What I found with fix2

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The water looks fine, if viewed from a birds eye perspective, otherwise it still has a purple tint to it. Also the glass of the building has a purple tint to it now and there is a missing texture all together within the building.
I packed the textures to the map, it's very strange. I have no problems with the map at all, no missing textures etc. I'll see what I can do.

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What I found with fix2

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The water looks fine, if viewed from a birds eye perspective, otherwise it still has a purple tint to it. Also the glass of the building has a purple tint to it now and there is a missing texture all together within the building.
I think I found what's wrong. It's Valve's fault with the engine by the way. I am working on the solution.

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What I found with fix2

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The water looks fine, if viewed from a birds eye perspective, otherwise it still has a purple tint to it. Also the glass of the building has a purple tint to it now and there is a missing texture all together within the building.
Ok, so it's fixed apparently, tested with three people and they all don't have black and purple textures anywhere.

This skybox blocks cubemaps from being created (manually/automatically), + it has an incompatible resolution. I could fix this by putting it in a middle of 512x512 white canvas, but since the Steampipe update, it's hidden somewhere in one of those 100 mb+ files that Valve has the game textures hidden in.

http://fakkelbrigade.eu/maps/arena_watchtower_fix2e.bsp

Fixed version. Everything is fine in this one.

Hehe

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phew. almost 2 in the morning, and i have a trip to the capital city planned tomorrow. i'll be tired as hell
 
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What I found with fix2

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The water looks fine, if viewed from a birds eye perspective, otherwise it still has a purple tint to it. Also the glass of the building has a purple tint to it now and there is a missing texture all together within the building.
bump

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#14
Dude calm down, you yourself said that it was nearly 2 o' clock when you uploaded it. You cannot expect us to test your map at that time before the following afternoon.
 
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Dude calm down, you yourself said that it was nearly 2 o' clock when you uploaded it. You cannot expect us to test your map at that time before the following afternoon.
Sorry for being so worried, I guess.. I'm stressing out a bit that my message won't be seen.:sandvich:
 
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#16
The message will be seen as we get alerts in top corner and stuff. Don't worry about getting it finished, it'll take Kevin 10 months to implement it into the servers anyway.
 

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I have tried the map and I can confirm that there are no missing textures, at least for me. Everything seems good.
 
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The message will be seen as we get alerts in top corner and stuff. Don't worry about getting it finished, it'll take Kevin 10 months to implement it into the servers anyway.
Well, it's finished. I see no problems with the map, everything is fine. Good ol' Watchtower, just with a fixed exploit :).
 
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#19
@Kevin can this map please replace the current watchtower maps in VSH, FF2 and The Hidden :)
 
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