Neeed a map name? Look no further!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Randdalf, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    As a result of... an idea that came from chat, I've made a simple map name generator which randomly gives you map names and modes, until you're happy with one. It's an entirely random process, so you'll get some entirely random results, but it can be amusing (and sometimes useful) as well. This might help some people (who have dire needs for pl_venomouspickle).

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    It simply works by picking nouns and adjectives from a text file (although not always adjectives), and concantenating them together with a random game type - not exactly blowing the world apart.

    The executable and text files can be found in this compressed RAR: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1085379/MapNameGen2.rar (Note: the TXT files must be in the same directory to work!)

    EDIT: Updated with a GUI version. I might do a web version, but I know bugger all about web coding.
     
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  2. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    This is a great application. Just mindblowing.
     
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  3. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Some highlights:

    koth_mightyminute
    koth_undesirablehill

    ctf_abstractedkittens
    arena_marvelouscurrent
    pl_vigorouspleasure
     
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  4. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    pl_boorishgrandfather
    koth_good-bye
    koth_understoodbell
    cp_thankfulcellar

    Man this is so fun to use. Had some good map names too.
     
  5. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    cp_livelypartner

    ... Interesting. Wasn't expecting to find that in the TF2 world, but okay ...

    arena_quartz

    Actually sounds pretty cool. Perhaps a crystal mine?

    cp_defectivemailbox

    I liked "arena_mailbox" from Ravidge's post, but this easily tops it. :thumbup: (I actually got arena_mailbox as well.)

    arena_oven

    One big trigger_hurt over the whole map. Players slowly burn to death as they fight due to the intense heat. The perfect gimmick map? :O

    cp_worriedperson

    Wow. That is all.

    ctf_lunchroom

    Sounds like CS:S or HL2DM to me ... somehow.

    pl_plantation

    That honestly sounds like it has some kind of potential.

    Brilliant invention here. Thanks! :p

    A few of the names I've gotten are even actual maps I've seen here. pl_mountain and cp_push sound familiar to me...
     
  6. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    pl_bigbaby

    O_O
     
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  7. martijntje

    martijntje L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    these kind of things are quite fun. I could make a version with a GUI for you if you'd want to.

    Now I am interrested in your skills
    -How long did it take you to write this?
    -What language did you use?

    Soem extra on the program
    -It should have an exit key (pressing esc could exit the program)
    -It crashed undigified when removing or deleting any of the two (Blaim on you)
    -

    ideas for future version
    -ability to generate all official names (dustbowl, gravelpit, etc)
    -Bigger lists
    -ability for users to import their own lists

    now all we need is a death trap generator and a steam name generator
     
  8. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    That was probably me, I've been saying in the chat lately about my map name generator.

    Which, by the way, this here.
     
  9. Shoomonger

    Shoomonger L4: Comfortable Member

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    I got cp_nipple.
     
  10. SiniStarR

    SiniStarR L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    while ive lol'd at most of these, I can see this being very fun and possibly useful, thanks!

    Did you do this in C++?
     
  11. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    first result: arena_power
    I'm gonna do it!
     
  12. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    oh my... ctf_well-to-dogirl ._.
    arena_protectiveslip, cp_bouncystation, ctf_fragiletrees, or koth_detailedacoustics :D
    and lol arena_sneakykittens ...
    YOU ARE A MONSTER, RANDDALF!
     
  13. UFO

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    cp_successfulcloth
    ctf_phobicdowntown
    arena_scarybrick
    pl_warlikelegs
    koth_mom
    cp_ruddymorning

    lol this generator is awesome! So funny! :D
     
  14. Pilk

    Pilk L2: Junior Member

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    Hey this would be great if it were a web-app. Have you seen TF2App.com? It was made by Pebr from the Steam forums.
    [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/member.php?u=537180"]Steam Users' Forums[/ame]
     
  15. Garner

    Garner L4: Comfortable Member

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    wow, this is very good :)

    there should be a mapping contest at some point to see who can come up with the best map from using a prefix + name generated from that program :)
     
  16. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    It took me 15 minutes to write, compile and upload it. I used VB.net (smite me if you must), and I can make a GUI fine thanks :p

    I'm pleased it's semi-useful. At least there's comic relief whilst you hold down enter.

    As a side-note: I did make a username generator, based on exactly the same thing, but it's... not as good
     
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  17. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    I think you just need to edit the existing text file or crate a new one for this to work, dont think you have to make a new version of the program. However i didnt look at the text file.
     
  18. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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  19. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    Add something where we can choose categories, like mining, nature, industrial, food, family members, ... :D
     
  20. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    I suggested this in the chat. Each person must generate the first name, then make that map.