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

Discussion in 'Contests' started by zpqrei, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Same as Matt but I can do Full Resolution (1920 x 1080) if needed too. However, I will not be on my desktop till the 12th because I am on vacation and only have my craptastic laptop.
     
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  2. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Double post ft.

    Define Full resolution Political.
     
  3. NightHawK

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  4. Steff0o

    Steff0o L6: Sharp Member

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    great work guys :thumbup:
    it's awesome:woot:

    Edit: are there allready ideal settings for the new skies?
     
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  5. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Sorry, fixed it. :p
     
  6. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    So are we judged on our map, or our screenshot? (Sorry I haven't been in any of these micro-contests before).
     
  7. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    They generally provide a collage of all the screenshots, but nameless, so you're forced to look over all the entries inside TF2 to judge which one is the best (and figure out which one you liked the best, from the screenshots). To prevent "Oh that tiny screenshot looks nice, I'll vote for xxxx"
     
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  8. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Can't wait to see what comes of this, an idea's already forming in my head.. What perfect timing to coincide with my "My First Map" Stage. Thank you to all the creators!
     
  9. Mick-a-nator

    aa Mick-a-nator

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    I'm so temted to enter... but (being me) I have no self confidence:blushing:
    I must ask, as there is no 3d skybox, does the map have to be sealed visually? (like cliffs, buildings etc blocking view of the sides of the skybox from view)
     
  10. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I'm surprised no muddy cliff texture or swamp seem overlay like the desert grass one was included.

    There goes my idea out the window. Lets see what else i can do instead.
     
  11. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    This.

    And if I have a 32 unit thick skybox, that surrounds a 2048x2048 playable area (Making the total map size 2080x2080), Would that count as a disqualification?
     
  12. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    simple solution, compile with cordon on.
     
  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Can we create the boundary of our map to be a little larger so we can take screenshots without the sky going mental? The detail map area will still be confined by the confines set out by the rules.
     
  14. gNarNar

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    How do you install this map pack or where to? It keeps saying error opening file for writing.
     
  15. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    ONLY THE PLAYABLE AREA NEEDS TO BE 2048X2848, THE SKYBOX DOESN'T COUNT.

    Nope, it can be bare skybox if you want. Or you could be creative and do something new, we'd love to see what you all do.
     
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  16. Cornstarch

    Cornstarch L1: Registered

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    Looks great! Hoping to get some time between work and school to do this.
     
  17. f!shy

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    what a shame, i spent all this time optimizing my 3d skybox, and then i get shot down. lol
     
  18. Not_Yet

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    may enter this, but so many may look the same.
     
  19. frostyfrog

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    But, but.... the instructions page says
    and I think that counts as 3-d D:
     
  20. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yea.. and most of the trees are 3d skybox so you only have 3 different trees. Which poses an issue if you want a forest like setting.

    ------------------------------------------------

    I need to enquire as to the origin of:

    player\gibs\gibs_licenseplate.mdl
    player\gibs\gibs_can.mdl

    As these were in a standard Valve directory, but i'm pretty sure are a part of "party mod" or something like that. And even if they were.. well. Either way, are these models allowable?

    I would like to use them but obviously this may be breaking the rules if they are classified as "other custom content".

    Thanks in advance.

    edit: i forgot to also bring up the custom particles. HAMMER NO LIKE. I compiled the zoo and they won't play ingame (i wanted to see what they looked like) . Is there something else i need to do to them to get them to work?