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Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:38 am
by Zehra
Hi all,

It has been years since the last one and I believe now it is an excellent time to bring back a classic project.
The original started with 4 map makers creating a single map, which has different map making styles and ended up being amazing to play on as each was able to build and design at will, but when put together, it created something amazing.

I propose that we bring it back for 2018, as there is many new people and some old ones which hang around. :D

For 2.4.x I don't think we'll want to be limited to 4 members only, so if more than four people want to take part, or if you want to make more than one section, we can make it as big or small as we like. The style of map making does not matter too, so if you like 1.0 objects or only use Blender to make a map it's fine.(Please post if you are interested!)

Remember, new map makers are as welcomed as old ones. :wink:
So who's with me?

-Zehra

p.p.s. This post has been inspired by previous posts/Collaborators made, specifically the one from 2010.

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:38 pm
by R3laX
You can count me in

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:35 pm
by Zehra
Some quick notes for map makers out there:
It's going to be a FFA world, so don't add bases to your files.(A meshbox/mesh textured to look like a base is fine though.)

I forgot to mention that also script/program generated maps are welcomed too.

I'm also recommending that people place their callsign in material and physics name.

Sample:

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physics
name zehra-pyh
linear -50 -50 10
end

material
name zehra-wall
addtexture wall
end
This will help with putting the pieces together and will help avoid a naming conflict in texture/physics names.

-Zehra

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:56 pm
by Zehra
Some other notes/suggestions/tips.

I'm sort of thinking of having a theme for this Collaborator.
Memories can be the theme.
Memories from BZFlag and maps we visited or people we met.
To basically take an aspect of memories which we've enjoyed and to build on it.

Forgot to make one section a bit more complete, but please add your name/callsign to materials, groups, physics, texmats, dyncols and teleporters.
This way it won't be confusing to put together. :)

Sample:

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#Teleporter naming example

teleporter myTeleName
   pos 0 0 0
   size 0.125 10 10
end

link
   from myTeleName:f
   to anotherTeleName:f
end
The option to allow climbing on sloped surfaces will be enabled too.
Bots will be disabled from joining too.

Shot amounts, it will be around 3-5 shots. (Still being decided.)

I'm not sure, but if I forgot anything, please reply to this thread or let me know by private message.

-Zehra

p.s. There is a discord channel for those who wish to join.
Private message me if you would like a link to it.

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:12 am
by R3laX
I dont know if I dig this. I think we should stick to the original collab rules, also no generated maps... alright

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:05 am
by Zehra
I guess you're right and maybe sticking to the tradition might be best.(no generated maps)

The main configurations from the original Collaborator appear to be default, although ricochet, jump and 3 shots are added.
There also was some spacing too, so it could be possible to jump from one section to the next.
Dutchrai wrote:
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:44 am
Give you the secret to the cross-section jump: all sectors had to steer clear 40 units from the center line. BZFlag jump distance is 100 Units. Hence, 2x40 = 80 Units...can be jumped...lol.
I'm thinking this can be the basic template for the map.

-Zehra

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:48 pm
by Zehra
Announcement: Please provide map submissions by the end of this month.
(Either by replying to this topic with the map section or by private message.)
This will be done to have Collaborator 2018 online within the next two months.

Note: Additional submissions are welcomed too.

-Zehra

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:09 am
by Zehra
Collaborator has been delayed another month.

-Zehra

Re: Collaborator 2018 - Bring Back A Classic Project

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:24 am
by R3laX
yo lets do this