Map Testing - Saturday 17 - U.S. Server

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by A Boojum Snark, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    TF2Maps.net Official US Server: 174.34.133.104:27015
    Gameday Host: drpepper


    Event will begin at:
    Central European: 8:00 PM
    UK: 7:00 PM
    Eastern: 2:00 PM
    Central: 1:00 PM
    Mountain: 12:00 PM
    Pacific: 11:00 AM
    Click for other zones.

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    MINUTES MAP AUTHOR DOWNLOAD FEEDBACK notes
    30 pl_valley_a4 Om nom nick www.sendspace.com pl_valley thread STV req
    20 koth_guyot_a3 Tech TF2Maps.net koth_guyot thread STV req
    15 cp_bluff_a2a Firest0rm TF2Maps.net cp_bluff thread STV req
    23 ctf_sewage_a3 fubarFX TF2Maps.net ctf_sewage thread STV req
    23 ctf_rippleside_a13 Eyce TF2Maps.net ctf_rippleside thread STV req
    30 pl_promotion_a3_4 AgeNt_ dl.dropbox.com pl_promotion thread STV req / on server


    Map Submission Format
    Required: Exact Map Filename (ctf_example_a4)
    Required: TF2Maps.net 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: TF2Maps.net 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
    • For a CTF map you may request capture crits be turned off. (specify this version only or all versions)
    • For mature maps in need of balance testing you may request that alltalk be turned off.
    • 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 TF2Maps.net 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)

    Rules
    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.


    Information
    • Submission deadline is 4 PM CST, 1 day prior.
    • Maps will get 30 minutes playtime, KotH gets 20, Arena and orphaned stages get 15.
    __Contest CTF maps get 23 minutes.
    __Other maps may get 15 at my discretion.
    • Submissions will be limited to 3 hours of testing.
     
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  2. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    good luck drpepper. few tips of advice. keep your socks dry, keep your head down and keep moving.
     
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  3. Firest0rm

    Firest0rm L4: Comfortable Member

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    map: cp_bluff_a2a
    thread: 12691
    dl: 3563
    STV: yes please
    this is only the 1st stage of the map

    edit: if you've already uploaded a2, can you change that to a2a? I did a pakrat fail:facepalm:
     
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  4. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick L6: Sharp Member

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  5. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    koth_guyot_a3
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    Download
    Bz2

    STV:Yes

    Time: One of the first ones if available.
     
  6. Eyce

    Eyce L6: Sharp Member

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    map: ctf_rippleside_a13a
    thread: 11538
    dl: 3569
    STV: Yeah, might be still at work by the time it starts. :(

    had to fix resupply cabinets in red spawn, version is now a13a.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2010
  7. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    map: cp_grassland_a5
    thread: 11241
    dl: 3019
    STV: Yes, please.
    Time: 1st or 2nd. (I'm from EU)

    E: I'll drop out this time. Don't upload the map.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  8. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    map: ctf_sewage_a3
    thread: 12558
    dl: 3524
    stv: yup

    anytime, preferably toward the middle of the test.

    also, make sure the cap limit is OFF.
     
  9. AgeNt_

    AgeNt_ L5: Dapper Member

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    map: pl_promotion_a3_4
    Thread: 12223
    Download: pl_promotion_a3_4
    Time: Whenever
    STV: Yes Please

    NOTE: I might make it.. not sure though. Last few times i tested it i got minimal feedback. not sure if it was because they wern't talking or it was so good that they were focusing on playing.
     
  10. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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  11. Eyce

    Eyce L6: Sharp Member

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    Heads up post for anybody who already downloaded Owlruler's zip or my map on its own (if you did the latter, you're a cool guy.)

    Had to do a bugfix in the red spawn. :blushing: