Mini-Game The Dirty Extraction Puzzle Map

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  1. Dirt Zombi

    Dirt Zombi Heroic

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    Author : Dirt Zombi
    Game : Halo 4
    Map : "The Dirty Extraction Puzzle Map" Ravine (Original Content)
    Gametype : "The Dirty Extraction" Puzzle
    Difficulty : Moderate

    ****MAP UPDATED 5/19/13. The Dirty Extraction Puzzle 2.2. File Browser Halo Official Site
    (original link leads to old version 1.7. Can't remove/alter original link [or not aware of how]).

    NEW*** New Walkthrough with Easter Egg locations thanks to xx3strksuroutxx.
    For those of you who enjoy the map, there is a little something extra to increase replayability and gametime. Along with the puzzles there are now 5 Easter eggs in which you can find (orange cones). One for every extraction point. For each extraction point make sure to find the hidden cone that goes along with it.
    CHANGES*** Bravo has been changed to add a whole new small puzzle (the lot of you kept breaking it), and there have been a few fixes. I hope the link above takes you to the updated map. I can't change the link and the file has changed in waypoint; however there is only one map, gametype, and walkthru in my fileshare. It shouldn't be difficult to find. So have fun.

    Moderate Difficulty with checkpoints and hints throughout the map.
    It can be completed in about 9 minutes (though I have seen someone go on for four hours).
    It is not a master level puzzle map where you are stuck in a small box for 4 hours.
    It is easy on the eyes (no difficult contrasts or places where its extremely hard to navigate).
    You only have to die once, and there is only one particular place in the map where you can die on accident.
    This is not a jump map.
    It consists of 5 large puzzles consisting of smaller ones within them; each of them totally different (some common and some possibly unique).
    I would love to hear feedback on my map. I would also like to see the videos of people completing the map for the first time.
    Constructive criticism is appreciated (rare I know).
    I built it so puzzlers can have fun (expert and novice puzzlers alike, not to make people angry).
    On my (Dirt Zombi) Halo4 Fileshare are photos, the gametype, the map, and A WALKTHRU.


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    #1 Dirt Zombi, Apr 29, 2013
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  2. Nit3vision

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    Been looking for some halo 4 puzzles, will give this a shot when I get home tonight.
     
  3. Dirt Zombi

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    Groovy, I hope you like it. Help me help you, tell me what you liked and didnt when you finished. I will use this info whenever I make new ones.
     
  4. Nit3vision

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    Alright so I just beat it. It took me about an hour-ish. I really liked almost every part of the puzzle, it was very cool and some stuff was unique.

    I loved the use of promethean vision. The alpha extraction was rather easy to figure out and it acted as a nice little intro puzzle. After that each puzzle took me about 5-10 minutes to figure out and they challenged me to think without making me pull my hair out. I loved the wall climb section, I thought that was brilliant and fun. At the "D" extraction part, I would honestly get rid of the plasma turret and just use to two mongooses (if you don't know what I mean I will PM you in more detail.) The only qualm I had was some of the jumps were kind of tough and left me trying them over and over after I figured out what I had to do. Overall it was a very fun puzzle. Great job.
     
  5. Dirt Zombi

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    Shweet. Im stoked you liked it. i put a lot work into it. i know where you are talking about in "D" but the reason i didnt put a vehicle where the turret is was so you had to find and use the right tool to get the goose past the teleporter. (hopefully) if there was another vehicle there they could just skip that part and drive right up to delta. I had some people beta test the map, but they think a lot like i do meaning the know about where i put what and why since they play with me all the time, if i may, i would really like to watch the video of you going through the map to see if you found ways around my puzzles, if not thats completely cool. (all u would have to do is put it on your filesshare for a day). As far as the jumps go, if you are reffering to "B" i completely understand. My original intent was to have a teleporter catch your fall, but i ran out of teleporters and resources, i wish i could have made that a bit more fluid. I really appreciate all input, and i will take anything to help me build better maps. Peace
     
  6. Nit3vision

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    Yea that's fine, I will upload the video when I get home around 830 pm EST. And yes the jump I was talking about was part of the "b" extraction. And speaking of d, I may have done it incorrectly. I didn't need any tools or the plasma cannon, I just used 2 mongooses. My gamertag is dragonit3vision. You can add me if you would like, I will help test puzzle maps if you need an extra tester.
     
    #6 Nit3vision, Apr 30, 2013
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  7. Dirt Zombi

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    Hey dude, I watched your video last night and turns out you broke my map on 3 different occasions. lol. However, I think i fixed it. You pretty much were able to skip past bravo making a jump i didnt even know was possible, and there was that little part at delta, and finally the mancannon. Kudos for finding ways around. lol.
     
  8. Nit3vision

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    Oh alright, I'll have to retry it sometime then. I figured I broke the delta part, but thought I did everything else the right way lol.
     
  9. xfuzzlex

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    brilliant map! glad i went on forgehub once :D we lack puzzle maps heavily in our maps section :) took me half an hour to complete and thats right about the perfect difficulty along with PV and the extracton crates, loving it
     
  10. bkpaguy

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    Sweet map Zombi! I'm not sure what skips have already been found, but I have put together some what of a speed run of your map cuz I loved it so much. The film is here. File Share Halo Official Site
    I definitely don't run the map the way it was intended, but I had lots of fun doing it. I said 6:23 was the time, but that's the film time from game start to game end. Actual play time was probably around 6 minutes.
    The next link is a film of a part of the map I wasn't suppose to get to, but in the process, may have found a new way to get places. :) Just crouch, walk off, stay crouched, and thrust.
    File Share Halo Official Site
    If the links don't work, you can find everything in my fileshare. Thanks for making a great map!

    Alex
    GT: xx3strksuroutxx
     
  11. Dirt Zombi

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    Thanks fuzzle. Means a lot. Maybe I'll make another one soon, any ideas?
     
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  12. Dirt Zombi

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    Thanks Alex, I will def. check out the links as soon as I can. I'll get back to you when I watch em. Im glad you liked the map, and any ideas for future puzzle maps would be great. I saw the lack of puzzle maps and thought I would make one and try to do justice to all the great forgers from the halo 3 days, I hope they would be proud if they played this today. I began to make a second one, but saw how little people cared for the puzzle maps (or so i thought). I realize now, that's selfish of me and if one person enjoys them than thats good enough reason to make them. However, I put almost all of my might into that one and dont know I can do another one as good, but if I can take requests and suggestions from others maybe, just maybe, there is hope. lol
     
  13. Dirt Zombi

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    Oh, and Alex, I sent your files to my xbox, so If you would like you can remove them from your fileshare now.
     
  14. Dirt Zombi

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    Alex, I watched those videos and came to the realization, i need better beta testers. Some of those jumps you made are friggen unbelievable. You pretty much broke all of delta, and a small portion of bravo. I should have it updated by tomorrow night. I also saw that secret little place you found your way into. I think i may use that for future puzzles. Ill let you know when the fixed versions is up.
     
  15. Dirt Zombi

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    Hello again Alex, the updated map is up. Its new and improved with a whole new puzzle thrown in. Also, my roomate and I were admiring how you got back in that little crevasse with the thruster pack. We thought it would be cool to throw in a little easter egg there. That got me thinking, I would throw in a little extra content, an "add-on" if you will. Now there are five orange cones hidden in every extraction point area. Find them all and I will give you a high five. (you already know where one is) This spawned from you man.
     
    #15 Dirt Zombi, May 19, 2013
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  16. bkpaguy

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    Cool! Thanks for watching those vids. I won't be able to play xbox until I get back from Vegas on Monday. I'll hopefully be able to check out the updated version then. Id love to beta test for you if you end up making any more maps :)

    Alex
     
  17. Dirt Zombi

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    I'm in the process of making two more. I'm working hard on a co-op one since those seem to be in such high demand. Ill let you know when its time to beta test that sucker.
     
  18. bkpaguy

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    Alright. I messed around with 2.1 and I did it faster... sorry lol. I also found all 5 of the cones. I only had to go into forge to find one of them lol sneaky little warthog. I'd love to help test/forge/critique upcoming puzzles. I just sent you a friend request. Thanks again! I love these puzzle maps.

    The walk-through video and video to find all of the cones: File Share Halo Official Site
    I actually forgot about the most important cone of all so I had to go back and get that with the jetpack lol oops.

    The speedrun: File Share Halo Official Site
    This video shows all the skips I found. Some of them can even be done in the old version. I just didn't figure that out til now lol. Sorry... But anyway, this run isn't perfect, but I hit the important jumps so I kept it and called it good. Probably can be done 10 seconds faster or so. 4:53 is the total length of the video. Actually play time is about 20 seconds faster than that.

    Alex
    GT: xx3strksuroutxx
     
  19. Dirt Zombi

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    I sent both files to my xbox, I will respond again after I've watched them.
     
  20. Dirt Zombi

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    Haha, yea that one cone is pretty sneaky. I fixed the map, that one where you got onto the pelican was a big deal. I HAD to fix that. I also uploaded your walkthru onto my fileshare since it's updated and has the cone placements. Thanks, if you would like too, you can check out Halo Customs and give my map a good review in the minigames section. You may be able to find more Forge maps. Also, if you have ever created a minigame you may want to check out a competition on the site where you have the opportunity to win a sweet controller.
     

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