TF2MAPS.NET MAPPING CONTEST #5: THE ART PASS CONTEST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ANSWERED HERE! Make sure you have read the RULES page of the Contest site before you start! Can I edit the props and/or brushes that were in the original valvebase map? YES - you can. Most of them only serve a very simple layout purpose, like ladders, piled boxes, etc (Yes, you CAN replace those with stairs). Make sure though the rough layout remains the same. This means that you shouldn't be adding buildings in the gameplay area. Is it possible to add new props, like fences, railings, barriers etc to the map? YES - you are. But again, make sure the basic layout remains like it originaly was in the dev-textured version. It is NOT allowed if it changes or breaks the map's gameplay a lot. Am I allowed to make more than one entry for the contest? YES - you are. But it is recommended to focus on one very good entry than on two or more, rather lacking ones. Was this map really made by valve? YES it was - and it's YOUR job to do the art pass! Where do I submit and show off my map to others, to get comments on my work? You can create a thread in the Contest Entries map section of the forum. People will there have the place to comment on your work. When you think you're done, your map must be named in this fashion: artpass_yourusername.bsp and you must have a thread in the Contest Entries forum. Can I change the theme of the map? Can I make it night-time? YES - you are. Be original, is one of the basic ideas of this contest! May I change the BLU spawn's layout? YES - you can. Make it pretty, make it look good! I think the gameplay is rather bad! I'm worried! Should I? NO - you shouldn't! This contest is ONLY about detailing and the 'art' of mapping! The layout has been taken care of by VALVe. What is hammer? NO - JUST NO! Who will be judging this contest? A team of experts at VALVe will plow through the entries, and the winning entry of their choice will become official! Can I use custom content, NOT made by myself? YES - you can. But only if you have permission (this means that you have asked the author) to use it in your map. If you don't have permission to use them, you will be disqualified. Am I allowed to use the the swamp pack and swamp expansion pack in my entry? YES - you are! Go make your stuff swampy if you want! Who made the base map? DOUG WOOD - Not Corey Peters. He coordinated the contest with zpqrei, but did not make the map. Any more questions or suggestions? Feel free to post them here or in the original Contest #5 thread or hop in the TF2Maps.net Steam Chat! Moderators/Other people will happily answer them and this original post will be updated.