The 2015 Summer 72hr Mapping Contest!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Idolon, May 27, 2015.

  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    As someone who has streamed on the Game Dev channel more than anything else, I definitely think Game Dev owuld be better.
     
  2. The Little Ace

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    Yeah , I am streaming right now if anyone is interested , no voice or facecam unufortunally :(
     
  3. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    I've always done it under tf2 and haven't ever had issues.
     
  4. Clone5184

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    Just realized that Windows 10 comes out two days before the main date for the contest. Wonder how many problems that's going to cause for some people...
     
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  5. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    I've been running the Windows 10 Insider Preview for the past few months and haven't had any issues at all running TF2 or Hammer. There are some issues with the latest NVidia driver causing graphical glitches and a massive memory leak in NVidia ShadowPlay, but hopefully those will be sorted in the next official driver release from NVidia.

    It's also worth noting that the release timeline is likely to be staggered, and many people won't be upgraded immediately but instead over the coming weeks. That being said, if you offered the upgrade on Wednesday I'd advise holding off for at least a week to make sure there are no huge issues with the release; after all, the upgrade offer's valid for an entire year.
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I am now terrified to upgrade. Build 10130 nuked my network driver and also prevented me from reinstalling it. Since that was a build supposed to fix network issues I'm not convinced my issue will be fixed.

    I ended up rolling back (which caused a whole bunch of new issues, like the start menu doesn't work at all) and disabling the windows update service so that it doesn't roll me forwards to a build where it isn't fixed.

    It's been 6 weeks, but I think I'll keep this version until at least the 2nd post-launch build.
     
  7. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Yeah I'm going to hold off a month or two until I make the switch. Maybe drag my laptop over to it first to try it out.
     
  8. The Little Ace

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    Done , I've finised the map but it will take about 3 mins util it uploads due to internet conection
     
  9. The Little Ace

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    Yeah , I think that the link I've sent the first time is broken and an old version unufortually here is the newer one : <removed>

    I haven't modified the map after the 72 hour counter.
     
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  10. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    In the future, make sure to upload a .bsp instead. TF2 can't run a .vmf directly. I'll compile the map for you and upload it for you.
     
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  11. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Huuuge promo video with a ton of tf2 nerds collaborating on it! Check it out!
     
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  12. Spae

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    Hopefully I'll be able to participate and if I can then I will stream it on twitch.
     
  13. hurtcules

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  14. Soilbleed

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  15. Sokar92

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    Hi, I'm in.
     
  16. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Great video, Crash. Very funny. Carnage sounds like a World of Warcraft voice artist.
     
  17. Spae

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    2 n00b 2 compete

    I am a really NOOB mapper. ive only had around a month of experience and only know as much as UEAKcrash's tutorials. I dont think i can compete with all of these guys. i dont know how to do anything, full compile WTF is that? how do i submit my map? how to i test it on a server. i dont have any friends to help me out. i cant map for shit so im probably going to skip this one. hopefully ill have enough experience to compete in the next one :crying:
     
  18. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    Even if you don't really stand a chance in the standings, this is an amazing opportunity to learn by doing. It's your best time to be in the Steam chat, where people will answer your newbie questions happy, in real-time.

    For most of the stuff you'll be doing in this contest you won't need a 'Full Compile', which is primarily for building beta builds of your map, for early stuff I often release using Normal or Fast compiles.

    I would really recommend you do participate if you can. Even if you don't submit a map, this really is the best way to learn.
     
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  19. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz eternally tired

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    I haven't posted about this here yet but I guess here goes.

    Over the weekend of the contest I am hosting a LAN/meetup, hosted at my house.

    Attendees include Ms. Mudpie, worMatty, Psy and Tekku.

    I've spent the past two weeks preparing my dad's museum/show-room up for the event and as such there are beds, desk space and eating space available in the rather large gathering space.

    My internet is poor so there will be no streaming of anything from the event, but we may collectively get on Mumble during the contest.

    Possible additional attendees include LeSwordfish and Spaceman Haskell (not a tf2m member).

    Looking forward to it :)
     
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  20. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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