Want Highlander Testing?

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by tyler, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I just got access to a Highlander server which we can use for testing maps. When I say "accesss", that's what I mean. I can start and run lobbies through TF2Lobby. I (currently, though this may change) have to ask the server owner to add/remove maps. STVs probably work, and if they do they autorecord (like TF2M does). I have to ask him to give me those as well.

    I will be using this to test my own KOTH map for this contest and, if you like, I can use it to test yours too. The thing to remember is that this is still going to be, in effect, a TF2M testing session and not competitive level play.

    There are already some maps on it that I hope to try next Wednesday (the 4th): Anthem, Occult, and Hanz 72.

    FAQ
    Q: How do I get my map tested?
    A: Send it to me as a bz2 file. Post in this thread or PM me. I will only accept maps that I believe meet a minimum quality level, because it is a pain to add maps to this server and can be hard to fill a lobby. I will screen maps to avoid players getting burnt out on things that need basic gameplay testing and development. Highlander is not where you look for bugs.

    Q: Where is the server located?
    A: Chicago, IL.

    Q: When will tests occur?
    A: Likely Sunday/Monday/Tuesdays, possibly Wednesdays, usually some time around 11am to 2pm PST. (11am PST = 8PM Central Euro, 7PM UK, 2PM EST.) I have Sunday-Tuesday off, and Wednesdays I usually go in late. However, I do a lot of things for work outside of work hours, so the actual day will change due to that and to accommodate official TF2M testing.

    Please let me know if you have any questions I didn't answer here. I'd really like to make use of this for more people than just myself.
     
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  2. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    i've always wanted to know if highlander fixes my maps!
     
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  3. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    Is it possible to record demo's on that server? Because I just leave to Greece that day, but it's however still very cool that you want to test some maps (including mine) and it would be helpful for further development. :)
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    So basically it's just like a gameday, only with Highlander mode?

    Sounds interesting. I'll have to give this a try some day.
     
  5. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    will try to have occult_a2 done by then, probably later today
     
  6. henke37

    aa henke37

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    Will there be steam group events for this?
     
  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Yes, they should autorecord. I haven't been able to verify that they work yet though, so we'll see.

    Get it to me ASAP. I'm depending on a very, very busy person to help me with this.

    Yeah, just like any other game day.
     
  8. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    aa phi For Whom The Sorrows Sing

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  10. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I'll see what I can do. I might not be able to get them on the server in time for tomorrow morning.
     
  11. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    done. Don't bother testing a1 if a2 doesn't make it in (unless you really want to).
     
  12. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    So I probably won't be able to do a test tomorrow morning like I thought, so this will happen sometime between next Sunday and Tuesday, as often as possible. Gimme maps if you want me to try and get them played.
     
  13. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Submitifying! Because I know how much you love tunnels and sewers.

    koth_skyward_a1 (STAR entry)
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=19466

    Chances are I won't be able to play during the test, so a demo and/or comments in the thread are fine.
     
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    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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  16. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Alright, that's all for this Monday (the 16th). If anyone else has a map I suggest they do what they can with it. See the event thread here.
     
  17. phi

    aa phi For Whom The Sorrows Sing

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  18. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I kinda lumped you in with Crash, whose map I didn't include because I figured he wanted to rework it anyway after a few regular matches we played on it. I'll stick yours right in the middle-ish of the schedule, but that's it for this week.
     
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  19. phi

    aa phi For Whom The Sorrows Sing

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    Thanks for the info.
    I was worried it was broken or something because apparently a4d was, and I do believe it was fixed but one can never be entirely sure.
    I'll probably be there anyway to see the other maps.
     
  20. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Further HL testing is on hiatus for about a week due to wine/beer tastings I need to attend on my days off. I'll let everyone know if I'm able to run some next week but I doubt it, at this point.