Question about uploading maps

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Pianodan, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Pianodan

    Pianodan L3: Member

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    I had a question about uploading maps. I put my map offsite and created a new thread in the "maps" forum with a link. Right now it just points to the .bsp. Is it more standard to upload the .vmt as well, or a .zip file containing both? If there's instructions somewhere for what to do in that regard, I missed them.

    I did find the "how to post a new map" thread in the maps forum, and I think I followed those directions correctly. I also just noticed the "upload" functionality, which I'll use next time I upload something.

    Thanks for all the help.. I'd have given up on trying to get anything done well before now without this site.
     
  2. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    generally speaking you should not upload the vmt (though the map file is actually a vmf)

    the most common way to upload is to zip the bsp, alone in the zip file as this reduces the file size though some mappers add a txt file to explain their map as well

    i just read this and it looks kinda confusing...so...summary
    do not upload the vmf, zip the bsp then upload that

    optional: instead of a zip you can use a bz2, this is what servers use so it may be more convenient, the program 7-zip can compress to bz2s
     
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  3. Pianodan

    Pianodan L3: Member

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    D'oh. That's what I meant, of course. Thanks!
     
  4. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Another note:

    Once you do upload..if you go here: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=add&cat=

    and click "My Files" you can edit your upload with the new version. There's rarely a reason to upload a new version as a new upload...because then you're just bloating the DL section with old versions of your map you don't really want people playing anyway
     
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