[WIP]Castle of Egmond

LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves.Senior
edited November 2008 in Community Maps
Reconstruction of a Dutch castle
I'm working on a reconstruction of the late medieval Castle of Egmond, of which only the foundations remain today in Egmond aan de Hoef, Holland. While parts of the ruin were still standing people have made drawings over time, so there's more than enough reference to make an accurate reconstruction of what the castle might have looked like.

It will be deathmatch, and here a preview:
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And some of the inside.
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And here is a pic of how the foundations look:
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Update Nov 27 2008:
New screenshots.
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Comments

  • GreyfoxGreyfox Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Ah kool this already looks exelent, maps always seem better when they are based on real places.

    shame it is deathmatch sad.gif so i will never play it but...

    Exelent work!!! cant wait to see more.
  • HyuukaiHyuukai Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Looks a nice concept keep us updated on development
  • YeeHaaYeeHaa Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Nice start, can't wait to see what you make of it.
    Looks quiet open tho, think about performance a bit to smile.gif
    And a few more sides and round shapes in Source won't hurt it wink.gif

    PVKII Mapper
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  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited July 2007
    I'm not changing anything on the layout, it's gonna be an accurate reconstruction.
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  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Update:
    I added a new preview.
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  • GarreettGarreett Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    I don't see it.
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited July 2007
    Look at the first pic in the first post.
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  • BladeBlade PVKII Team
    edited 5:03PM
    I think i will be there in 2 weeks wink.gif
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited July 2007
    Awesome, though there's really not that much to see, only the foundations and one part of wall of one of the square towers (the only original piece of wall that is still standing)

    Btw, some info about the castle for those who want to know:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egmond_aan_den_Hoef
    http://www.castles.nl/eg/eg.html
    And my reconstruction will be how it looked in it's final state, from 1500 to 1573.
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  • GreyfoxGreyfox Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    WOW its setting looks stunning does all of Holland look like that?
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    You mean on the photo's in the links? Well, Holland is mostly flat and over crowded. I guess it's all what you're used too, if you don't see a type of scenery often it becomes special.
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  • VV Lumberjack's son Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Lego land!
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  • GreyfoxGreyfox Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    QUOTE (LordTrilobite @ Jul 29 2007, 10:23 AM) »
    You mean on the photo's in the links? Well, Holland is mostly flat and over crowded. I guess it's all what you're used too, if you don't see a type of scenery often it becomes special.


    "flat and over crowded" sounds abit like where i come from lol.
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    New previews added.
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  • GreyfoxGreyfox Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    wow its really coming along keep up the good work.
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Bump

    I just want you guys to know I am still working on this map, I think I'll have some tasty screenshots soon.
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  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited 5:03PM
    call it pvk_egmond

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  • JanrokJanrok Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    QUOTE (Colonel Sanders @ Oct 14 2007, 06:49 PM) »
    call it pvk_egmond

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  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited January 2008
    QUOTE (Colonel Sanders @ Oct 15 2007, 12:49 AM) »
    call it pvk_egmond

    Why? it's the castle I'm making, not the town.
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  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited 5:03PM
    no disrespect from me but the title is abit long - whateva

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  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited October 2007
    UPDATE!

    I put a lot more detail in it now, mainly in the front gatehouse and the two square towers, I've also started on the inside of the castle. Though, it's really hard to reconstruct all of it, everything must be accurate, but with all of the sources I've gathered I should be able to make a pretty accurate reconstruction.

    Check the first post for the new screenies.


    QUOTE (Colonel Sanders @ Oct 16 2007, 12:29 AM) »
    no disrespect from me but the title is abit long - whateva

    The name will be pvk_Castle_of_Egmond
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  • GreyfoxGreyfox Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    wow, good job LordTrilobite all it needs is a few props and spawn items.

    can't wait to play it.
  • CrazyGoblinCrazyGoblin Everybody's favorite Greenskin Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Once it gets some props in it to liven up the place and break up some of the open space, it'll look great.

    The basic layout is quite nice already, it just looks a bit unfinished. 'Course, I guess that' why it's a work in progress, not a work in finished.
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  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited October 2007
    QUOTE (LordTrilobite @ Oct 16 2007, 05:52 PM) »
    UPDATE!

    ^^^^ this reminds me of something.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LE9l2lb4ZM


    ok. looks really good, you're good at getting proportions right. Did you visit the site?

    some new tree models are coming in the next beta, that would make the map look good - rather even better.

    I hate when you get that annoying white line on brushes eh.

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  • GarreettGarreett Senior
    edited October 2007
    QUOTE
    The name will be pvk_Castle_of_Egmond


    Most of that would get auto-cut-off by the source engine, you do know that? People would see it as pvk_castle_o or something.

    Edit: Also, you've used that brick texture alot.
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    QUOTE (Garreett @ Oct 17 2007, 12:12 PM) »
    Most of that would get auto-cut-off by the source engine, you do know that? People would see it as pvk_castle_o or something.

    Edit: Also, you've used that brick texture alot.

    No, it's not too long, the name views perfectly, I've tested it.

    And yes, I've used the brick texture alot, but what can I do? the castle was made of bricks, though the bircks used for the real castle were a bit more brown, but this was the best texture I could find, I'll probably need a custom texture, but for now this will do. And the only variation was in the size of bricks here and there, wich I will implement when I'm almost finished.
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  • My-TempleMy-Temple Members
    edited 5:03PM
    Wow, nice work man icon_archer.gif
  • Hubb Jubb ManagerHubb Jubb Manager Purveyor of Hubb Jubb Juice Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Ok sweet DM map BUT... here comes the real challenge...

    Make it into a siege map when the siege gameplay mode comes around!
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  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    The only playable area outside the castle is the isle infront of it, so I don't think siege will work.
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  • PauvenPauven Senior
    edited 5:03PM
    Wow - Very nice! I cant wait to see it playable!
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