Menu Pictures

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by koalamugger, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. koalamugger

    koalamugger L1: Registered

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    I'm looking to add a nice picture of my map to the server lists so people can see how it looks and gain interest in the map. How do I do this.
     
  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I believe you misunderstand how it works. The user has to have downloaded the image either from a server or otherwise, in which case they have probably already downloaded the map anyway. It's not something you can just make public for them to see to draw interest.

    Either way, how to make one: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4883
     
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  3. koalamugger

    koalamugger L1: Registered

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    okay so how to i put my map picture up after they have connected to the map exactly. I mean i dont want that big boring gray box.
     
  4. Gadget

    aa Gadget

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    ...you can't. People who already downloaded your map won't automatically download the menu thumb image. You can create a .res file for future releases of your map and include it there so the images will be downloaded together with the .bsp file. The .res asures that TF2 knows which files should be downloaded and can be used for files that can't be pakrated (like intro videos and those menu thumbs).
     
  5. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    ...assuming the server administrators will put up with your .res files