Have you thanked your local non-mapper lately?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Armadillo of Doom, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    It occurs to me that while we have a huge collection of tutorials and map wips, our other submissions are quite impressive in their own right.

    I'm talking about the 5 pages of models and textures that have been submitted; http://forums.tf2maps.net/forumdisplay.php?f=45 Being that custom TF2 is still quite new, a lot this stuff has gotten over-looked, and probly will be for some time.

    And since we are easily the single largest group for custom TF2, we should be the ones making an effort to use this stuff. Or at the very least, download for a quick review so the creators can have some feedback. I think everyone here knows how important feedback is. Without suggestions and criticism, you probly won't feel as inclined to work on a map. Same thing goes here. So check them out when you can, I promise you'll find at least one thing that catches your eye :)

    I certainly don't want to single out any one item or creator, but here's a few that I downloaded and was like 'I need to think of an excuse to use this as soon as possible'.
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=3394
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=2310
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=1610
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=278
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=3361
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=3553
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=1219
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=370
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=1235
     
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  2. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Thanks for the notice. :D
     
  3. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I didn't realize how few of these people I've thanked, yet how many of them whose work I've used or plan on using.
     
  4. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    I'm glad you posted this. I'm aware of most of the stuff we have up here that isn't maps, and I agree with you about how there is a lot of stuff it would be nice to use (such as the ambulance, that thing is awesome). However, I've missed some stuff in the past, particularly that last set of textures, which I think will work perfectly in a map I'm working on :)
     
  5. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    I will ofc thank them if I will plan to use that stuff. But I prefer doing everything myself...
     
  6. oxy

    oxy L5: Dapper Member

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    Yay for people making custom content!:drool1:
     
  7. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    When I make a model I ask for a note in the readme.

    But a lot of people want to give something extra: your map in their map rotation, games, or even real money.

    This is not meant as something to scare of people who want to request a model, it's your choice if you want to give something extra. I don't expect you do that (how big is the chance you get payed for you map?) This is meant as an encouragement to all people who want to (learn how to) make custom content.
     
  8. tovilovan

    tovilovan L6: Sharp Member

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    Quite some bump, huh =D

    More than a year after yor post, we can see that lots of the custom models and textures are accepted as official by Valve! Great job!
     
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  9. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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  10. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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