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Map Testing - Friday 25 - U.S. Server

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by A Boojum Snark, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    5,553 Official US Server:
    Gameday Host: Okrag

    Event will begin at:
    Central European: 11:00 PM
    UK: 10:00 PM
    Eastern: 5:00 PM
    Central: 4:00 PM
    Mountain: 3:00 PM
    Pacific: 2:00 PM
    Click for other zones.

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    30 cp_consignment_a8 alecom cp_consignment thread STV req
    30 cp_zwifflev1 Zwiffle cp_zwiffle thread STV req
    30 cp_lacuna_a1 Geal cp_lacuna thread STV req

    Map Submission Format
    Required: Exact Map Filename (ctf_example_a4)
    Required: file ID number, OR url to offsite download.
    __BZ2 compressed files are greatly appreciated to save time for the host.
    __May NOT be a hosting site like mega-upload (wait times, codes, excessive ads, etc).
    First time submissions, Required: discussion thread number.
    __My scheduling system uses this number, I need it, not the post number. (picture)
    If you need a specific time slot: Available time & your time zone.
    __Only use if you aren't available for the whole testing period and wish to attend your map.
    Would you like the SourceTV demo of the test?
    __These are automatically recorded at all times.
    If your submission is a single stage out of a multi-stage map, please mention this. (orphaned stage)
    If you are a donator with upload abilities, please say if you have already uploaded the map.

    Testing options
    • A time extension may be requested for mature non-arena maps in need of fine tuning (this includes orphaned stages).

    You can keep the same file number by clicking edit on your file's page and then simply putting a new file in the upload box. This makes it easier for you (don't have to update all your links!), easier for me, and less clutter on the site. (picture)

    The map must be playable. This means fully functional objective system, proper spawns, not fullbright, etc.
    __The purpose of this testing is to help authors refine their designs, not catch newbie bugs.
    Filename MUST be versioned. (ctf_example_a1.bsp, NOT ctf_example.bsp)
    __Do not rename a bsp after compile. The vmf must be renamed before compile.
    Filename must be all lowercase. (ctf_example_a1.bsp, NOT CTF_Example_A1.bsp)
    __Our Linux servers don't work with uppercase names.
    Map must be IN DEVELOPMENT, finished maps do not require testing.
    Map may NOT use a point_servercommand to alter any variables.
    Map must be designed for normal play.
    __This means no melee, class restricted, too small for 24 players, or otherwise gimmicky maps.

    • You may NOT reserve a submission without a download.
    • Non-compliance with rules will result in rejection of the submission.

    • You may not resubmit a map (regardless of version) within the week or if it was ran last week. (if the thread you submitted in is still visible, it's too soon)
    • If an author has more than one map they want tested, they must be submitted to separate days.

    • Submission deadline is 4 PM CST, 1 day prior.
    • Maps will get 30 minutes playtime, KotH gets 20, Arena and orphaned stages get 15.
    • Submissions will be limited to 3 hours of testing.
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  2. alecom

    alecom L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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  3. Zwiffle

    Zwiffle L6: Sharp Member

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  4. Geal

    Geal L4: Comfortable Member

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    Map name: cp_lacuna_a1
    Download: 3709
    Forum thread: 13377 (this thread has an out-dated title, if any kind admins could update it for me that'd be super swell :))
    Time: any
    STV: Yes, please

    I may not be able to make it to the test, so STV is a must. Also, it's a gorge-style cp, not a multi-stage or part of a multi-stage.
  5. Zwiffle

    Zwiffle L6: Sharp Member

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    Okrag requested I change my file name to cp_zwiffle_a1, using the alpha/beta naming style instead of just the version number. I can't do this because I'll be heading out of town after work and won't be back til Tuesday next week, so if that's a requirement for play testing then you can just skip over it on Friday.
  6. Geal

    Geal L4: Comfortable Member

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    So uhh, I'm probably being dumb, but where do we grab the demos?
  7. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    They used to be posted in the downloads section but ever since Boojum stepped down I don't think anybody is uploading them.
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