mappers competiton number 1

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mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:52 pm

:arrow: I was thinking that we should have a map makeing contest. Whoever makes the best map wins. There are a few rules and limitations (of course)

:arrow: the maps are to be judged by gameplay and overall awsomeness
who are the judeges? All of us. (you cannot judge your own map)

:arrow: As a first competition the rules are rather simple. make a triangular map. The map can be anything you wish as long as it displays some sort of triangular symetry.

:arrow: The competition will go on for a month (april 25) before a winner is anounced.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Spazzy McGee » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:29 pm

Can I enter a 3.0 map? ;)
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by joevano » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:19 pm

Spazzy McGee wrote:Can I enter a 3.0 map? ;)
Well Spazzy is in. I guess we know who wins. ;-)
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:23 pm

I guess you could make a three map (although no one will be able to test it) and the difference isn't that big , is it?

unless he makes a crappy 3.0 map

note: this has to be a new map, you can't submit some triangle map you made 3 years ago
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Bambino » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:46 pm

Everyone will be able to test it. You just need to download a 2.99.x client from the Game Releases section then join the server.

There are lots of things that are different in 3.0.0 such as bases being meshes and teleporters being meshes. Teleporters can also allow only one team in.

His map doesn't suck at all. Obviously you haven't seen it or don't know what 3.0 map he's talking about.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:18 am

I wasn't talking about the map he made, it is great.

I was saying that a bad map will not win just because it is a 3.0 map.

and last time I checked all of the 2.99x download links were dead.

also, mesh bases and teles is not that big a difference (unless they are a major part of the map)



the main point of the competition is to stretch everyones creativity. So make something and have fun :D
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by McSpider » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:55 am

I'm entering my Trigonometry map, It should be bug free but if you find one PM me.

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Trigonometry is a ducati style, three team no jumping map surrounded by water.

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by mrapple » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:37 am

I'd also like to enter my map called "Trigal". Also, a ducati style map with no jumping. It is an island map surrounded by water with 3 shots.

Some textures still need to be approved so I will post the map file when that happens.

A preview can currently be seen on my blog: http://bzbureau.com/?p=42
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Bambino » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:49 am

mrapple wrote:I'd also like to enter my map called "Trigal". Also, a ducati style map with no jumping. It is an island map surrounded by water with 3 shots.
How can you say it's ducati style when there is 3 shots
and no ricochet?!

Ducati = 2 shots, rico, no jumping. Trigal is 3 shots, no rico, no jumping.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by mrapple » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:22 pm

Erm sorry, i meant to say there IS ricochet :(

The only difference is the number of shots.

Sorry about that.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Strakowski » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:58 pm

Just curious, hutty, have you figured out a system for tabulating votes (or some other means of determining a winner)?

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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:48 pm

eveyone gets 2 votes and posts them on this topic

you cannot vote for yourself

note, only vote when competition is over (the 25th)


ps. nice to see peope submitting, there are still 10 days left (you can submit multiple maps)
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by joevano » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:45 pm

huttymuncher wrote:eveyone gets 2 votes and posts them on this topic
Let's not...

PM your 2 votes to huttymuncher so he can compile them and then announce the winner.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Strakowski » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:10 pm

alright, here is the revised (radar guides, updated spawns/bases) version of my Ocean Battlezone map. Two versions:

The original map:
OceanBattlezone.bzw
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A version with Anomaly's fancy water. No difference in gameplay, just aesthetics:
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Update: I discovered a small imperfection shortly after posting the map files. It is now fixed and I have reuploaded the files, so if anyone has already downloaded, please do so again. Thanks.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:54 pm

only one week left. Submit away! :D
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:27 pm

last day. :D
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Spazzy McGee » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:08 am

This is Earthling. It is a BZFlag 3.0 map, and it will not work with current 2.0.x versions of the server.

It is a three-team CTF for red, green and blue. I have included all of those options in the map file, so you should be able to start it fine without a conf. I think all of the textures are hosted, but let me know if you can't get some and i'll host them. You may need to edit your download access as some might be on the planet-mofo server.

It features circular mesh-bases, horizontal teleporters, and more.

Cheers,
Spazzy.

Oh, and because many of you won't be able to start the map to test it (and vote, if you wish), here are some screenshots and a video :)

http://images.planet-mofo.com/SpazzyMcG ... g/arcs.png
http://images.planet-mofo.com/SpazzyMcG ... e-base.jpg
http://images.planet-mofo.com/SpazzyMcG ... s-only.jpg
http://images.planet-mofo.com/SpazzyMcG ... l-tele.jpg
http://images.planet-mofo.com/SpazzyMcG ... d-base.jpg
http://images.planet-mofo.com/SpazzyMcG ... s-only.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZuJP93MaI
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Strakowski » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:40 am

Christ, Spazzy, it's like comparing doodles to the Mona Lisa. The only shot I have at winning now is bribery. :wink: (behind this happy emoticon, I'm crying in the shower)

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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by mrapple » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:09 pm

Just to clarify and make sure my submission is official, heres the map file:
Trigal.bzw
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It is also up at bzbureau.com:5198 if you'd like to view it there

P.S. I don't think anyone has a chance going up against Spazzy, and I'm going with Strakowski....bribery it is :twisted:
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:29 pm

competition is officially over!

YAY.

Everyone vote for the three top maps :D

By PMing me.. do not post votes here. I will announce the winners when voting is completed.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:19 am

people have been sending vote through pms,

currently
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2 votes for Earthling

1 for Trigal
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:30 pm

currently 2 for Earthing
1 for trigal
1 for OceanBattlezone


voting ends on 30th
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by mrapple » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:15 am

You can update your most recent post by clicking the convenient edit button to the right instead of double posting.
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by hutty » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:32 pm

currently 2 for Earthing
2 for Earthling
1 for trigal
2 for OceanBattlezone
1 for Trigonometry

this is the last chance for votes :D
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Re: mappers competiton number 1

Post by Bambino » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:00 pm

huttymuncher wrote:I will announce the winners when voting is completed.
it looks like after 3 posts with vote updates that this isn't the case.
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