BZOgami (Map-Making Contest) Feburary, 2006

General talk about the map making process.
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BZOgami (Map-Making Contest) Feburary, 2006

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Here are the official rules below:

1. Submissions will start 12:01AM, FEB 18th, 2006, and END on MARCH 18TH, 2006.
11:59PM final results will be APRIL 1ST MIDNIGHT.

2.
I'll take two maps per person/per ip/per email (I will crosscheck
as best I can)

3.
Map size up to 800 units radius

IE....

world
size 800
end

4. total points for a map 45 MAX
based on:
SIZE: Stay within max size: 1 is a no 5 is a yes
ORIGINALITY 1.X / ORIGINALITY 2.X 1 to 5
PLAYABILITY/CTF BALANCE: 1 to 5
LAG/FPS: 1 to 5
ARTISTIC: 1 to 5
TELE's BOTH SIDES WORK: 1 to 5
DBL BOX/PYR's: 1 to 5
CRASH SERVER: 1 is a YES and 5 is a NO
WEAPONS intrusive: 1 to 5 depending how the weapons are
3 is given if no weapons.

5. A MODIFIED MAP OR MAP PRESENTLY ON SERVER -5 automatically to
score (added more then 50 objects to map qualify)

6. MAP JUDGE SUBMITS A MAP -5 automatically to score

7. Tell us MAX players and your name or callsign and state if it is 2.x or 1.x (1.x maps automatically get +2 points to their scores)

8. There are a few things to consider on a map
for playability BUT,
(hint) 3 level jumping for a good playability score
this does not say you can't.. 3 hops go thru tele
3 hops go thru a tele..

9.
1st place = Gold Medal
2nd place = Silver Medal
3rd place = Bronze Medal
4th place = Honorable Mention

10. Top four posted with score, all other maps will get snapshots
posted but no ripping maps apart allowed.

11. Judges will be: ducatiwannabe, RPG, toaster,

12. NO SUBMITTING OTHER PEOPLE'S MAPS. It'd be like turning in somebody else's science project. Cheating.

13. Depending on a case by case situation if somone
submits the exact same map as someone else
it will be returned...date of email will be the
first come first served determination.

14. You may now submit a text file explaining
your map or your idea of what you wanted
your map to represent/be/look like...

15. to qualify as a 2.X map:

a) Physics (at least one)
b) New Textures/colors (at least two)
make sure to include said textures in your files you submit

(these can give you a better artistic score too, depending on how good they are)
Needs 2+ complex shapes IE...globe...cone....ramp...

See something in error? See something you don't like?
See something I missed?

Email to: bzflag.email@gmail.com

ALL MAPS come thru the above email address
any maps sent to or through anyone else
will be rejected.


If you any questions feel free to PM or mail me.

Just to clear something up, some people think you have to make a whole brand new map for the contest. This is not so.

For more info or questions pm or mail me.

Also, to see past contests and other great things, go here: http://www.cruzan.info/bzflag/bzflag.html
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Yay, although I don't tihnk 2.0 maps should need a physics driver. Materials are a must though. Also,
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I wish it started alot earlier then march :(
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Post by ducatiwannabe »

Sorry about that, you've got a point.

Times have been changed to Feburary 18th - March 18th

Both Saturdays too :)
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yay, finally.
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Are maps previously done allowed?

Oh, yes, I will be competing. :twisted:
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will I be docked points for a map ppl have seen but it hasn't been on a server?
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Win Xp wrote:will I be docked points for a map ppl have seen but it hasn't been on a server?
rules wrote:5. A MODIFIED MAP OR MAP PRESENTLY ON SERVER -5 automatically to
score (added more then 50 objects to map qualify)
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yes, thank god.
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Is maps previously done allowed?
Are maps previously done allowed?* 8)

Of course, you don't have to make a brand new map.
will I be docked points for a map ppl have seen but it hasn't been on a server?
If it is currently on a server, not if it has been on one.
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ducatiwannabe wrote:
will I be docked points for a map ppl have seen but it hasn't been on a server?
If it is currently on a server, not if it has been on one.
What if it's your map on your server? (your being the entrant?)
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Well, that's an exception, if it's your map on your own server, it's fine.
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Submissions begin in two hours and fifty-four minutes.
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ducatiwannabe wrote:Submissions begin in two hours and fifty-four minutes.
Do we have to start submitting now?

It says April 1st midnight.
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we got a month to submit our maps. mine's not halfway done yet.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
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It says you can enter your maps anytime from today (Feb. 18th) through March 18th. We'll say who the winners and results are on April 1st.
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ahhhhh crap, and I still don't know what maps Im going to submit
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Heh, I like Fortress X, personally. That's up to you to decide what to enter 8)

What plays best? Most popular? Etc..
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hey guys hows it going!

rumor is there are a few maps already
submitted to the contest!

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!

last one in is a rotten egg....!!!

j/k

hope its going okay!
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sid6.7 wrote:hey guys hows it going!

rumor is there are a few maps already
submitted to the contest!

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!

last one in is a rotten egg....!!!

j/k

hope its going okay!
I could swear I had already read that somewhere else....
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I'll submit mine, soon.
There's only a bit to improve...
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A week remaining until submissions cease. (Mar. 18th)
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The Rush is OVER!!!! I am done!!!
SURRENDER!
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i am really looking forward to this as i have no idea what
anyones made this time around...you might say i am
even excited!


good work so far dw....
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ummm... I have a map that is a new "style" (olympic racing) so its not ctfable but it is ctf. And it has a ruby script that comes with it to randomize parts of it, should i just send in a randomization of it?
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