***Mapping Contest #9 'The Swamp Theme'***

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  1. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    Swamp theme detailing contest!
    THE SWAMP THEME! (LINK)

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    We want you to make, then detail a swamp in a 2048 by 2048 area (Hammer grid, unlimited height)!

    Rules:
    • 2048x2048 size. No height limit
    • No 3D skybox allowed
    • Must submit a minimum of one screenshot, a .bsp , and the .vmf.
    • No other custom content allowed, only the Swamp content and Valve's released content allowed.
    • Maximum of one entry.
    • You may not rip any other map (Valve, custom, your own even) and make it Swampy, this needs to be original.
    • Nothing has to be functional at all, this is purely detailing practice.
    • Your submission MUST follow this naming convention: swamp_<forum name>.bsp (If you're forum name is stupidly long, compromise on your name, not the prefix. eg. swamp_vfig.bsp for Velvet Fist Iron Glove's entry)
    • Everything must be finished and submitted in the upload thread before 11:59pm BST (GMT+1) on Tuesday 25th August 2009!

    In your submission (in the submission thread, [ame="http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=8570"]Linky[/ame]):
    • A link to your .bsp, and your .vmf, in one compressed (.zip) achive. Please don't use the tf2maps.net contest area, use dropbox or another upload service instead. (nothing like filebeam that doesn't have a queue to download).
    • Please DO NOT pakrat your BSPs. This is a MASSIVE pack and people won't download the same content 15-20 times over. This shouldn't be a problem, as no non-swamp content is allowed. But please build cubemaps and what-not.
    • You should provide only one screenshot of your map, taken at the best gfx quality your pc can handle, no HUD elements or player models either. For more infomation on how to do this, [ame="http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4223"]click here.[/ame]

    Contest Prizes:

    A shirt from here. and a pack of TF2 Trading cards, as well as the respect from your fellow members!

    Any questions? Ask away!

    Good luck all.
     
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  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Jolly good show I say!

    Good luck to everyone entering :)
     
  3. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Great job to everyone who helped put this together and contributed.

    Some really excellent stuff! best of luck all.
     
  4. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    I am SO close to scrapping my current map and making a new one in that environment.

    Looking forward to the entries! (especially the obligatory entry that abuses the unlimited height for the lulz)
     
  5. H-land

    aa H-land

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    I'm disappointed. I wanted my whale belly theme pack.
    Though this is still pretty awesome. Seriously.
    I don't think I'll be trying this contest, though, but best of luck to the people who do.
     
  6. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    I'm also pleased to say, this is the first mini-mapping contest to contain prizes. Provided by Valve and DrPepper, so a MASSIVE thanks to them. (And to Robin Walker for critique >.>)
     
  7. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    Yay! It's here! Lets all party!
     
  8. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    What critique? Now I'm curious.
     
  9. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    He's been wonderful, helping us along. I've been talking with him non-stop since we started ;)
     
  10. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    God, this will test my detailing skills!
     
  11. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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  12. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    guiess ill hope on the wagon.

    is this contest solely for looks? Or is it based on game-play and looks?
     
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  13. MildlyMad

    MildlyMad L2: Junior Member

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    Great work in this pack, I've started blocking out my map already - gives me something to do.
    I was hoping for an Urban theme, but this suits much better.

    I can already see the horribly ported L4D2 maps...
     
  14. drp

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    just looks. its a detailing contest. :)
     
  15. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    the installer crapped itself when i hit finish with box checked for the instructions page. Im not sure if it's just me. But everything else is working fine.
     
  16. uma plata

    uma plata L6: Sharp Member

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    Hahaha awesome!

    I'm so in it

    edit: holy shit! That is a load of kick-ass new assets
     
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  17. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    this is sex. It's nice to have an intermediate mini contest for something to do before the big one is through.
     
  18. Chaopsychochick

    Chaopsychochick L4: Comfortable Member

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    This looks really cool, I am gonna have to give it a try so I can try and get some detailing skills before I get heavily into that for my first map. :D Here goes nothing.
     
  19. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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  20. VelvetFistIronGlove

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    Yay for stupidly long names! Also, zpqrei is psychic: I am definitely making a mini-map for this; this swamp pack deserves my immediate attention!