Mapatorium 2.0 - Open Beta

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Mapatorium 2.0 - Open Beta

Post by Tanner » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:27 am

Hi all,

I believe I have gotten Mapatorium 2.0 to a high enough level of working to allow a open beta of the system. So hop right over to Mapatorium 2.0, try it out, and tell me what you think (bugs or missing features would be cool too).

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Post by Joe-Schmoe » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:54 am

*politely raises hand*

What is the mapatorium?

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Post by Peter » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:41 am

Shouldn't this be in fansites?
Anyway, the layout looks cool, so dose the background, and the map submitter. Great work :)
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:04 am

It seems like a great resource for the community, than merely a "fansite". Besides, tanner was announcing it. ;)

Tanner, as always, you're the man. Great job dude.
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Post by strayer » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:59 pm

Hm...starting something to replace something else that actually works is never easy...and the current version of Mapatorium 2.0 offers indeed less features than RPG's mapatorium (http://www.garrettsites.net/bzmaps/).
This isn't a surprise because it is just a beta, but would you please tell us in which way it will be different/better than RPG's site? (I know about the global login and that the Mapatorium 2.0 will be made by/for the MDG.)
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Post by optic delusion » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:39 pm

RPG's mapatorium is going to die soon. It will disappear. Try his full site...
http://garrettsites.net/

This one will continue to be worked on.
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Post by strayer » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:49 pm

There's no comment about the old mapatorium. As far as I understand the message, RPG will rewrite the main site only...but I'm not sure...
You'll surely have more reliable information.

Thanks for your answer.
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Post by L4m3r » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:57 pm

RPG said months ago that he was no longer maintaining the mapatorium. it's been more or less left to rot.

Anyway, does this new mapatorium allow users to submit maps on someone else's behalf? Not being able to credit someone else for a map submission was a major shortcoming of the original mapatorium, and would be a really nice feature to have.
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Post by Tanner » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:05 pm

L4m3r wrote:RPG said months ago that he was no longer maintaining the mapatorium. it's been more or less left to rot.

Anyway, does this new mapatorium allow users to submit maps on someone else's behalf? Not being able to credit someone else for a map submission was a major shortcoming of the original mapatorium, and would be a really nice feature to have.
I was thinking about that as I downloaded the data file from the old mapatorium. I think I should be able to implement that.

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Post by Jack1 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:50 am

I tried to put in my basic map (no textures) and it replied with an error.

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Post by Joe-Schmoe » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:13 am

I tried to upload a map, and I got the following:
There was an error uploading the file, please try again (or something has gone horridly wrong)!
I did try again, but it didn't work.

EDIT: It was my Ant Farm map.

EDIT#2 so I don't look like a jerk: I posted this just before you posted, Winny, and since the ink wasn't even dry yet I didn't want to make another post so soon ;)
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Post by Winny » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:13 am

Well, post the error.

We aren't physic, you need to tell us the error, and show us the map file.
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EDIT: So I don't look like a moron.

Notice the post above mine:
"Last edited by Joe-Schmoe on Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:15 pm; edited 2 times in total"

Now, notice the post time on mine:
"Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:13 pm"
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couldn't post to the mapatorium

Post by badgerking » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:53 pm

tried to post my map to it, no joy. got the following error:

There was an error uploading the file, please try again (or something has gone horridly wrong)!

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Post by joevano » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:04 pm

Winny wrote:EDIT: So I don't look like a moron.
Doh, too late. Don't know if anyone has told you this before but.... :P
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Post by A Vicious Muffin » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:27 am

When looking at a map's 'rating', you might want to round the number to the nearest whole; it doesn't seem necessary to know that person A's map has a 1.1945743 better rating than person B.
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