Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Grubzer, Aug 13, 2016.
Recently(2-3 days ago) I posted new map, but it has only 1 download. How do i advertise my map?
Did you post it for any impromptu map testing?
Join the official group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TF2Mappers
Go to the group chat
type in: "!add <map name> <download url>"
example: !add cp_fishfood_a2 https://tf2maps.net/downloads/fishfood.2475/download?version=5210
It should get automatically added to the list for testing
There would be an announcement that pops up whenever an admin or vip decides to start a test (you can also scour the group chat to see if there's one starting sometime) if you want to join in.
Otherwise you can check https://feedback.tf2maps.net/ and click on your map name to see any feedback people leave. You can also download the map demo, and watch it.
The only people who are going to play your map while it's in alpha are TF2Maps testers anyway. Offering a way to manually download maps is little more than a formality.
well, i joined tf2maps steam chat, typed !add koth_deserted_b3 https://tf2maps.net/downloads/koth_deserted.1115/download?version=4577
but nothing happend (i checked list of my maps on feedback.tf2maps.net), and somebody said to me, that "bot is not here". What i'm doing wrong?
The bot is not working currently, it left when chat ghosted today and never re-joined, so the issue isn't with you.
may i write to bot itself?
I believe you can PM this version of the bot with your commands, but if the bot isn't in chat, you won't be able to PM it, unless you get it to accept a friend request (it's offline now). Sometimes Dogbot picks up VBot's duties, you can ask chat at any time if that's the case.
Edit: Checked chat, that isn't the case at the moment. It looks like you'll have to wait for VBot to join chat again.
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