Official Payload Contest Entries Map Pack! Download Live!

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by drp, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    Our payload contest is over and we are happy to announce that 9 wonderful entries have been submitted. We have zipped up all the maps and will give the community a chance to play them all!



    You can download the entire map pack here:

    http://tf2maps.net/payload_contest.php

    (post this link everywhere TF2 content is appropriate to give these guys the recognition they deserve)

    To link to sites here is a .gif


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    PHP:
    <a href="http://tf2maps.net/payload_contest.php"><img src="http://www.tf2maps.net/misc/tf2contestpayload_light.gif" border="0"></a>
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    PHP:
    <a href="http://tf2maps.net/payload_contest.php"><img src="http://www.tf2maps.net/misc/tf2contestpayload_dark.gif" border="0"></a>
     
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  2. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    That site is BADASS. :D
     
  3. eerieone

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    How about contacting the Control Point Community, i think it´s the best way to get the message out
    They can give us a shoutout and link to mappack, give us their view

    # Email: cp@deadworkers.com
    # Skype:deadworkers
    # Voice Mail: 256-513-4772

    Question: why does it say "Frontier A13" "Cashworks A3" etc., i thought the b2 was included in the mappack?
    Plz correct that, people might not download it when they see the old version numbers

    except that, nice page
     
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  4. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    That looks FANTASTIC btw, great work on that page! And same as Eerieone, Zig is final.

    I sent an email to Maxconsole with that link to see if we could be featured, and possibly get some attention. They have a lot of hits per day, and this is just the sort of news they would post on, so hopefully we'll get some exposure.
     
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  5. drp

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    i will get djive to adjust the map titles. thanks.
     
  6. Ezekel

    Ezekel L11: Posh Member

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    um there's one tiny problem i see:
    you've renamed my map. that means the cubemaps will need rebuilding.
    also it's not version beta 6, it's version is 1.6a. if anything, i'd say that it's equivalent to beta 6a.


    oh and i still can't download the pack cos of the "you have exceeded daily download limit" thing
     
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  7. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    If that translates to ...._1_6a.bsp then it hasn't changed, its just the image that is wrong.
     
  8. Ezekel

    Ezekel L11: Posh Member

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    ok.
    i just got worried for a minute there.
    thx youme.
     
  9. Brandished

    Brandished L5: Dapper Member

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    219 MB!? I dunno the bandwidth capabilities of TF2Maps, but would download mirrors or a torrent seed be needed? If this gets Delicious'd / Digg'd / Stumbled or "Steam News'd" the demands could be huge.

    And to clear up any confusion, here's the file list of whats contained in the pack:

    pl_cashworks_b2.bsp
    pl_cashworks_b2.jpg
    pl_frontier_b2.bsp
    pl_frontier_b2.jpg
    pl_halfacre_rc.bsp
    pl_halfacre_rc.jpg
    pl_repository_b6.bsp
    pl_repository_b6.jpg
    pl_reservoir_1_6a.bsp
    pl_reservoir_1_6a.jpg
    pl_stovepipe_b3.bsp
    pl_stovepipe_b3.jpg
    pl_tranquility_alpha1.bsp
    pl_tranquility_alpha1.jpg
    pl_vipersden_b1.bsp
    pl_vipersden_b1.jpg
    pl_zig.bsp
    pl_zig.jpg
    Readme.txt
     
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  10. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    DP, this is a serious issue, no one can download it except donators and up....
     
  11. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    When I saw that, I wondered, "Who did these guys hire to do this?"

    Very nice job on the quality of the demonstration.
     
  12. drp

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    this has been addressed. sorry about the confusion.
     
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  13. eerieone

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    how about putting it up as torrent or on some free download-site?
    because downloading 219mb with 30 kbit does take a while.
    edit: something was wrong, downloading at full speed now
     
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  14. drp

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    the tf2maps.net download and the mirror should max out your connection.
     
  15. Brandished

    Brandished L5: Dapper Member

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    I'm uploading it to FileFront, should be done in an hour or so.
     
  16. drp

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    if you can, go ahead and give post the link here when you're done ;)
     
  17. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Ravine screenshot as the header? Seriously? For a custom payload map contest?

    And green button is bad, orange would be much better for TF2. Looks great otherwise! I'll try to spread it around.

    EDIT: Someone mentioned the page being dugg, might be useful to add the usual suspects' buttons in near the footer (digg, reddit, stumbleupon, facebook, etc.) to help spread the word and get the all-vital links that Google loves.
     
  18. Brandished

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  19. drp

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  20. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    Really should be using 'bzip2' format instead of zip. As a server owner there is nothing I love more then downloading a map pack only to have to unzip and compress each file again with bzip2 so it is then compatible and the best method to use for sv_fastdownload hosts. No one wants to download an uncompressed file its slow, painful and a great way to clear a server of players and makes it harder for server owners to try your work as they gotta do more work.

    If anyone wants the 'bzip2' version of each of the maps click the links below and I have also put up the zip file with all of the files in it.

    Full set as single zip:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/payload_contest_entries_full_final.zip 219M

    Full set as 'tar+bzip2'
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_frontier_b2.bsp.bz2 198M

    Use 'tar -xjf filename.tar.bz2' to uncompress

    Cashworks A3:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_cashworks_b2.bsp.bz2 44M

    Zig B7:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_zig.bsp.bz2 44M

    Repository B6:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_repository_b6.bsp.bz2 13M

    Stovepipe B3:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_stovepipe_b3.bsp.bz2 15M

    Halfacre B3:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_halfacre_rc.bsp.bz2 25M

    Reservoir B6:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_reservoir_1_6a.bsp.bz2 8.2M

    Vipers Den B1:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_vipersden_b1.bsp.bz2 4.5M

    Tranquility A1:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_tranquility_alpha1.bsp.bz2 6.5M

    Frontier A13:
    http://stats.blacktusklabs.com/maps/pl_frontier_b2.bsp.bz2 40M

    Server owners can wget the links above and save the *.bzip2 file on your sv_fastdownload host for immediate play and downloads.

    -Teddy
     
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