So... Using a map name already in use

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Bonafide, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Bonafide

    Bonafide L6: Sharp Member

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    What do you think about this? I remember someone making arena_2fort after VFIG did and it was removed. Well, some guy has gone and done it with ctf_spit, the name I used on my map. Isnt it just mapping etiquette / common sense not to use names already in use on a game? I'd of thought so. What happens when they become final versions and both have the same name? Using extensions like redux and revamped also doesnt fly.
     
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  2. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    I'd say no, plus theres so many great names out there.
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    You didn't say he'd used exactly the same name, you had something like ctf_spit_revamped in chat earlier.

    If its not exactly the same filename and its not been decompiled and recompiled I'd say its fine, although if one already exists that is better than yours, yours will dissapear
    But, if its exactly the same filename, no matter what the quality or how they were made the guy who did it second has to change his, no exceptions.
    If its got a different filename but is the same map (ie a decompile/recompile) and it wasn't theirs then its up to the owner of the original map wether its ok or not, which I guess for most of us here it isn't.
     
  4. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    That sucks that he's using the same name.

    Really all it does is add confusion to the process. All the way down the line. It's possible your map could get comments meant for his. If people like yours but hate his they will get confused and people might drop servers when they see yours coming up (thinking it's his).

    I might have yours DLed and when his comes up in rotation I'll wonder why I have to DL again...

    I did stuff for the Thief community for years. We have something like 500-600 maps out there. There is only one instance that I know of that 2 authors used the same name.
    There should be enough words out there to name every map something unique.

    I saw another post where a guy was gonna name his map switchback. I told him there was one and he was OK renaming it.

    I don't see why anyone would fight over that, I'd let him know that your map is already named that and see what he says.
     
  5. Bonafide

    Bonafide L6: Sharp Member

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    he said hes not changing it. Hes being a bit bratty about it. Go on fpsbanana and trash it if you want.
     
  6. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    Speaking of a bit bratty...

    You can't expect every mapper on the planet to scour the internet to double check names. Accidents happen. You could have approached him differently. Maybe learn a lesson from this.

    Further, calling for a forum war is pretty poor behavior. Don't drag TF2maps into your petty bickering.