Spawnroom & Intel Room Detailing Mini-Contest - Q1 2016

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Freyja, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket Fast, Clean, Efficient

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    If anyone is interested in judging the entries blind, I have put together a Zip file of the contest entries with the names replaced with a random number.
    Also includes an Excel spreadsheet with the author's names in a hidden column
    You can take a look at it here, if you want

    I, for one, will be judging this way
     
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  2. Rayere

    Rayere CHEERFULLY SUICIDAL

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    How did you change these names? Just renaming *.BSPs screws them up ingame AFAIK.
     
  3. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    Yea if you do it that way, things such as cubemaps will be missing.

    It's not worth the loss of some of the things you're judging to anonymise them.
     
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  4. Lampenpam

    Lampenpam L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    how about you make a script instead?

    Like you make a mapcontest.cfg which contains:
    alias entry1 "map room2016_x"
    alias entry2 "map room 2016_y"
    etc.

    Then everyone just type into console:
    execute mapcontest
    entry1

    and it loads the first map

    But Jone's method is far better because my map has no rendered cubemaps, so that would rig all other entrys
     
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  5. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket Fast, Clean, Efficient

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    *Sigh*
    Y'all no more than me
    While most of the maps worked fine I noticed several maps running fullbright. Exactol's entry, which especially relies on lighting, was not working
    None of the maps that were broken I would have voted for anyway, but I would advise caution
     
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  6. Freyja

    aa Freyja Cobbled together some maps I guess

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    I specifically noticed Lotso's entry was fullbright only in LDR. Up to you whether you judge that as a flaw.
     
  7. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Worth noting: fullbright does not turn off after changing map. If you view one map in fullbright, it switches to mat_fullbright 1 and stays there until you turn it off or reload the game. That can make other maps appear fullbright when they aren't.
     
  8. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy tiny bee

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    During one of the April Fools imps we had this year (I think the very first one in fact) we had a couple of maps that had no lighting, but upon map change the server flipped mat_fullbright to 0 and everyone had proper lighting again. Not sure if that only applies to dedicated servers but it's worth noting.
     
  9. Lampenpam

    Lampenpam L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Maybe he compiled it in HDR only so LDR user have to switch and see the map with better lighting and bloom. ^^

    Anyway, I think there should be a rule in the future so that all entries have to be compiled in either HDR only or in both
     
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  10. Exactol

    aa Exactol

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    99% sure mine is compiled for both. Is it possible you just looked at a fullbright map before mine?
     
  11. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket Fast, Clean, Efficient

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    Yes, I did in fact go from Lotso's straight to yours. After downloading the map and changing the name again the lighting worked
     
  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Well, if you went to mine then you've got another problem because I didn't enter - but good to see you fixed it.

    Can you confirm to me what you mean by this, please? I assume i'm just misunderstanding, but changing the map name or redownloading it are both things you shouldn't need to do.
     
  13. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket Fast, Clean, Efficient

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    I'm sorry, let me start over

    Monday morning I downloaded all the maps, changed their names, and put them in a zip file
    Monday afternoon I copied all the renamed maps into my tf/downloads/maps folder and went through them
    Most of the maps worked perfectly until I got to Lotso's, which was fullbright as discussed. The next two maps, Exactol and Void, were also fullbright, so I loaded up a map I ran earlier that worked, it worked fine as well. Confused, I quit TF2, and copied the renamed Exactol and Void BSPs from the zip file I made monday morning back into tf/downloads/maps and ran them again, this time they worked.

    The takeaway is this:
    Exactol's map is working fine
    Running Lotso's map may cause other maps to be fullbright

    Most of the maps seemed to work fine, but just to be safe, I will run through them again with their correct names before voting
     
  14. Rayere

    Rayere CHEERFULLY SUICIDAL

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    Let's just give prizes to people we all know will win: Ido, eArkham and Freyja Void. So nobody will have to worry about HDR/LDR, map renaming and other weird problems.
     
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  15. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    Ouch! Right in the effort.
     
  16. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    But how can Freyja win if they didn't even enter??
     
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  17. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Ah, okay: the maps worked the second time round because you reloaded tf2, not because of renaming them. I'm not sure why loading the earlier map worked.
     
  18. Rayere

    Rayere CHEERFULLY SUICIDAL

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    Didn't notice, she put Lotso's entry, not her own. Welp, put Void instead of her on pedestal then.
     
  19. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    the people shall vote
     
  20. Freyja

    aa Freyja Cobbled together some maps I guess

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