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Janne252
10-02-2017, 07:27 PM
I've been working on my MJ2 entry for a while now. The most challenging part is not to use any 3rd party mods. Somehow it's also the most rewarding. It is not exactly straight forward to come up with a generic, American looking prison with Himalayan assets. I still went for an overkill with a 3-story cell block. The biggest issue was to make sure AI pathfinding doesn't suffer. This included a lot of debugging with "invalid" navmesh sectors. I managed to fix all of them.

My primary goal is to come up with as realistic looking prison as possible with vanilla Far Cry 4 assets. I've also spent some time making sure there are multiple options to choose from when it comes to engaging the enemies. And for all the loot hoarders out there; you will not be disappointed.

Platform: PC
Type: Extraction
Objective: Clear your path through a prison complex and gear up & reach the extraction point.
Map status: Published

https://i.imgur.com/ANJ7rRM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nV99fNk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dvzWbWr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/44bsFw9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lbiueVF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x2aKc1g.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jwKO65R.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YawFqHJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/R0wrACX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qY3CRJY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gVe7x29.jpg

TheSlimReeper
10-03-2017, 02:08 AM
Looking good Janne. All of the pictures are looking quite nice, however, the last picture, which is the bathrooms needs the most additions I think. Also, the detail in the fourth picture, where you positioned the doors at different angles is much appreciated. Looking forward to playing your map.

C0MMANDERC0LS0N
10-03-2017, 02:26 AM
ugh *looks sorrowfully at xbox*

Janne252
10-03-2017, 05:42 AM
Looking good Janne. All of the pictures are looking quite nice, however, the last picture, which is the bathrooms needs the most additions I think. Also, the detail in the fourth picture, where you positioned the doors at different angles is much appreciated. Looking forward to playing your map.
So far this has been an interesting experience. It feels like it's a constant battle between adding detail / randomizing repeating structures while trying to avoid overdoing it. Bathroom's a tough one for sure. There's a reason why I have yet to screenshot the showers. Thanks for the feedback!


ugh *looks sorrowfully at xbox*
I'm pretty sure steve64 was involved in porting a map from the XBox to the PC. I wonder if the process can be done the other way around.

Steve64b
10-03-2017, 10:42 AM
OH YEAH! Welcome back Janne252! Fun to see you entering the MJ2, ironically without a mod! ;)


I'm pretty sure steve64 was involved in porting a map from the XBox to the PC. I wonder if the process can be done the other way around.

Unfortunately, my tests indicated that the exploit I'm using to get maps cross-platform on PC and PS4 won't work on the XBox. IF maps can be ported over (they are still mostly compatible), it'd probably require a modded XBox. My MapSwapper (http://maps.farcry.eu/swapper) only works on PC & PS4.

Fallen-Champ
10-03-2017, 01:24 PM
Looks really nice from the images I will be able to check this out when finished :)

Janne252
10-03-2017, 03:44 PM
Looks really nice from the images I will be able to check this out when finished :)
If there only was a way of updating a published map there'd probably be a beta version available. I can't believe this is still an issue..



Unfortunately, my tests indicated that the exploit I'm using to get maps cross-platform on PC and PS4 won't work on the XBox. IF maps can be ported over (they are still mostly compatible), it'd probably require a modded XBox. My MapSwapper (http://maps.farcry.eu/swapper) only works on PC & PS4.

My bad, apparently you "only" helped with enhancing the map in question (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftZnwWnagD0). Thanks for the update.



That looks awesome. Yeah watch out about AI paths with triple decker levels. I found out on my Roof top rumble parking garage map the ai got stupid with a 4 level building.
So far the AI's been working surprisingly well. Hasn't been easy though. At least we get a visualized representation of the navigation mesh..

Steve64b
10-03-2017, 04:22 PM
My bad, apparently you "only" helped with enhancing the map in question (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftZnwWnagD0).

Whoops, I should've worded it beter. MapSwapper does indeed port maps from PS4, PC and Xbox to PC and PS4. Just not TO Xbox.

It's mainly used to port console maps to PC, and expand them with the bigger PC budget. :)

Janne252
10-03-2017, 04:30 PM
Whoops, I should've worded it beter. MapSwapper does indeed port maps from PS4, PC and Xbox to PC and PS4. Just not TO Xbox.

It's mainly used to port console maps to PC, and expand them with the bigger PC budget. :)

Here's hoping the next one supports that natively. Great job getting the PC to PC port to work :D

Steve64b
10-03-2017, 05:36 PM
Great job getting the PC to PC port to work :DHey! Getting the PS4 to PS4 was much harder - I don't even own one! :D

Janne252
10-09-2017, 06:15 PM
Map status: Published

Screenshots of the second part of the map:

https://i.imgur.com/jwKO65R.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YawFqHJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/R0wrACX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qY3CRJY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gVe7x29.jpg