New mapping contest! Please walk through this Portal here -->

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by drp, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    We know you're a little anxious to see how the Art Pass contest will end. Why not take a break, ease your mind, and switch it up a bit?

    Our friends over at ThinkingWithPortals.com are having a really cool mapping contest.
    You can find their rules on participing <-- here.

    Not sure where or how to start making a sweet looking map for Portal? Start at the dev wiki <-- here!

    I bet you're asking, "So what are the prizes, loser?"

    Rude.

    But anyway, here they are

    A freaking copy of Portal 2! How awesome is that?

    Ready? Step through the portal please (click on it, dummkopf)

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  2. Engineer

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    Heh. I've got Portal and I like to make funky things. -editing this part-
    But I guess I'm not going to do this one. :p
     
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  3. benhenry96

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    This is a great contest!, will enter!
     
  4. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    might try it... might. depends how many other entrants
     
  5. msleeper

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    I'm sure we'll have a pretty decent turnout, I know we have some of our really old members coming out of the walls for this one. It should be really great!

    Also want to say thanks to the TF2maps.net staff for the shout out. :D
     
  6. ricardojvc6

    ricardojvc6 L6: Sharp Member

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    i start making some xD. That group is great. One of the bests of the portal. But yeh.. the Portal hammer crashes me.. I have been on this for Ages.. Until i gave up on my portal map D: But i will continue it.
     
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  7. Bermuda Cake

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    Rules say no recycled material
     
  8. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    My only issue is that Portal mapping is so much different than TF2. With TF2, I have to think of height advantages and class balance and sightlines and optimization. With Portal, I have to think of puzzles. While my brain can handle it, I'm unsure of whether I'll be able to think of something that's not pathetically easy or abnormally difficult/situational.
     
  9. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Here's a nice prefab pack for anyone who's finding it hard to make ball spawners/elevators/those-annoying-button-to-open-door-just-at-the-right-time puzzles

    http://www.fpsbanana.com/prefabs/1448
     
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  10. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Never done a portal map, but I think I can attempt this in 2 months. we shall see how school works out...
     
  11. jpr

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    I might enter.
    maybe... sniff...
    maybe.
     
  12. Mr.Late

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    I started to make a map and this what I have made so far.

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    I know the elevator looks a bit weird and stuff but I mapped it just couple hours.
    Also I made ball launchers and catchers myself (followed tutorial) and they worked instantly. I am proud of myself :D

    And I chose "The Reveal" theme. I want to make something EPIC!
     
  13. God of Rock

    God of Rock L2: Junior Member

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    Im so joining
     
  14. FiLi

    FiLi L4: Comfortable Member

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    My level is going to be all about being an advanced test subject who must solve above-average puzzles
     
  15. msleeper

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    We are a little more than 2 weeks away from the October 2010 Mapping Contest deadline. A few of our contest entrants have posted up some screenshots of their work, and things are looking good!

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    Check out all of the screenshots in this thread. Are you mapping for the contest as well? Go ahead and post your own!

    Speaking of the contest deadline, there has been a few request for an extension. Contest mappers: please vote in this poll and let us know if you really do need an extension. I told you that two months would go by fast!
     
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  16. msleeper

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