Upload your maps to our server for testing on the fly

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by drp, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    We've finally gotten around to creating this for our trusted and supporting members.

    You can now upload your map and its zipped redirect counterpart to our servers on the fly.

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    This feature is open to all our staff and our donating members. For now, we choose to keep features like these closed to regular users due to the great abuse opportunity this provides to anybody wanting to abuse the system.

    All our staff and donating members are given map change capability on our servers, so testing your maps on a live environment is now easier than ever.

    We will in the future offer these to members with a certain qualifying criteria that has yet to be determined (pretty sure it will be post count).

    Thanks guy

    -TF2Maps.net Staff
     
  2. Colt Seavers

    Colt Seavers L6: Sharp Member

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    great stuff.

    i'd be happy to implement this to the UK Map Lab server too guys - fancy pm'ing me a guide? How have you manged to get the maps added to the maplist? build script?
     
  3. drp

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    ill pm you some info.
     
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  4. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Since i cannot thanks your primary post i'll thanks your second post...
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I also shall do that
     
  6. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Sick feature. Really integrates the server & website
     
  7. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    pepper ftw =)
     
  8. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    really useful.... only about 1/5 of this community is VIP, so it doesn't make much change for us "low-grade" members. Since we cant upload it seems kinda pointless.
     
  9. drp

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    noted.
     
  10. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    @ R3d

     
  11. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    seems like a fairly simple thing to "fix"
    Just make a group for normal members that has access to the uploader, then create a thread where normal members can apply for this ranking. Then every so often an admin or mod can browse the thread and stick all said normal members they want into the group based on the criteria of their choice. Id personally recommend a combo of post count/ activity, and the quality of other maps they have submitted.

    It makes more sense to have members apply for the ranking then just get it automatically, that way only people that know the community decently well will have access, thus better security.
     
  12. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Dr. Pepper, you pack in a lot of sweet stuff for donating!

    Currently I see no Asterisk'ed options, Any word on when we can see reoccuring donations options in the future?
     
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  13. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    I think we need to let this stay with the donaters, the donaters donate, so i think they deserve something extra, because i guess this site cost quite a buck to run.
     
  14. drp

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    its something ive been meaning to add. it has just slipped my mind. ill go ahead and get that rolling either later today, or tomorrow.

    thanks for reminding me ;)
     
  15. ChickenHunter

    ChickenHunter L4: Comfortable Member

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    how about a one upload a day thing and you are required to have X amount of posts or an image verification system
     
  16. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Or have a donater vouch for the the author/map. That way they could use their admin abilities as well.

    Also, how would I go about setting up the redirect, and making the correct file for that?

    And finally...THANKS!
     
  17. ChronoTriggerFan

    ChronoTriggerFan L7: Fancy Member

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    Sweet! you are truly god send for adding such a feature.:drool1:
     
  18. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Nice.

    There certainly does need to be some sort of criteria for gaining access to this, like activity. Post count seems reasonable as it shows activity on the forums but i know there are a couple "senior" players in the community who don't post as frequantly as myself and others, having a a fairly low post count, but deserve this feature probably more than i do. I'd also feel guilty having access to this as well as the donaters but i also wouldn't want to miss out on this. It's a tough one.
     
  19. drp

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    you ad the server variable to your server.cfg file in your cfg/ directory on your server.

    it would go something like this:

    sv_downloadurl "http://tf2maps.net/server/redirect/maps/"
     
  20. Randdalf

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    You could make some sort of submittal form for normal members, and then admins streamline or moderate stuff that goes through it.