Want your map to be known in another?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Void, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Hey, Void again. As some of you know, I like making overlays.

    Here to ask a question:

    My map, pl_crowfoot has the BLU base and most of the first and second capture points nearby and partially within a Trainstation that branches out across North America as part of BLU's Railway system known as BLU Transcontinental.

    The question? Since this railway goes throughout the Team Fortress 2-ized North America, would you like posters showcasing your Map's location?

    You know, those posters you see in airports and such saying "Visit Beautiful _________".

    I think it would make the world of pl_crowfoot (and all other maps) feel much more connected and widespread.


    If you do want one, just give me some reference pictures, a Location name (i.e. a poster shouldn't say "Visit Beautiful pl_hoodoo!") You can decide wether or not to just take out the prefix and use the map name (i.e. Hoodoo, Aerospace).

    Additional things you might want to request is what you want the poster to look like. Color palette? Theme? What's the map about? Why would someone want to visit there?

    This is all to further cover-up the activities being performed by RED and BLU, and, like I said earlier, make them all feel connected and the world as one.

    I spend my weeks making textures and overlays in Photoshop CS2, and my weekends adding them in to Crowfoot and actually mapping.

    That's all!
     
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  2. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Brilliant! Yes, we can tell ppl which maps are good. And we are a great community.
     
  3. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Would you like one?


    And another possibility, a signature of the map's creator on the bottom of the overlay?
     
  4. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Well I didn't even get to beta on all my maps. But on the final stage... Well, I think we should cooperate and place some fitting posters to each other's maps.
     
  5. vonDelson

    vonDelson L1: Registered

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    I really like your idea. Maybe we could keep a sort of database here on TF2Maps of all these overlays...
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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  7. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Great idea! I'd love to have a poster for my map, but it's so early in development plus I map so incredibly slowly, it'll probably be in the alpha stage or something when your map is released. So nevermind me, although I fully support the idea.
     
  8. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Why not make a few for some of the more well known custom maps to get some practice in, since advertising your own map in your map is pretty stupid we should be requesting ones for other maps.
     
  9. Psyphil

    Psyphil L3: Member

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    Who will be first in space?
    Go find out in

    pl_spacerace!

    haha that would be fun for my map but it's not likely to come out any time soon (have barely started :p)
     
  10. Chilly

    Chilly L6: Sharp Member

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    This is an excellent idea that could be extended for other mappers as well. I think people are always searching for fun and nciely designed posters to put in their maps, so why not make a place in the download section where mappers can add posters for their map. Each mapper could add a couple of different ones for their map in different styles (spytech, western, etc) that way anyone can have nice access to these if they want to use them.
     
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  11. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Come visit the Ghost Town of the mountains!

    ?

    Long way to go on my map, but maybe. Also, I have a train station in mine, so I could return the favor :)
     
  12. YM

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  13. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    "WTS: Billboard Space in my map cp_the_other_side_of_the_world, or trade for space in any other map"

    Good old days in Guild Wars :p
     
  14. ChickenHunter

    ChickenHunter L4: Comfortable Member

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    [​IMG]
    Fill in the blank? :bored:
    Or make your own. Either way im fine
     
  15. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    There's always this beauty...

    [​IMG]

    Of course, you'd need Shmitz or Mangy's consent before I (or they) could send you the files... just thought I'd post it for my eg- uh, as an example of what people can do.
     
  16. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    I've started work on one for Hoodoo, I'll post pics later.
     
  17. Sarah

    Sarah L1: Registered

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    This is a great idea ! I don't have anything worthy of advertising but I'd love to see this happen with others.
     
  18. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Is this offer still open? Despite needing to re-construct the entire main area of ctf_deathflag, it's just ripe for posters. I would love to trade a few :)
     
  19. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Yup. What would you like?
     
  20. YM

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