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Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby homeyduh » 06 Jun 2015, 17:30

Ever wanted to be the next Spaz or DKH of mapping? Ever wanted crowds of pilots screaming your name as you kill them in your map? Now you can!

I'm announcing a quarter-annual mapping competition. Anyone can join and can submit up to 3 maps to the competition. Submission deadline for this first contest will be July 1st. After that voting on favorite maps will be open. Voters can choose up to 3 maps to vote for. Top 5 maps will be subject to rotation ladder matches at the DCL for a week. A second poll will be held at the DCL forums by pilots who have played the maps in a competitive setting. After a week of playing and voting, the winner will be announced. Revel in fact that you're the top mapper of the competition as your name gets etched into the history of our game!

Currently, this contest will be focusing on D1 maps, but D2 maps and D2XXL maps will be accepted as well and judged just the same. This contest is currently FOR FUN, so have fun with it!. For tips on mapping out competitive grade levels, check out Drakona's post over at the DU forums. We also ask that mappers do NOT revise their maps once entered. Doing so may throw off the voting process as the version we download may be different than the one the mapper expects to be judged. If you plan on submitting more than one map, either submit them all at once our in separate posts if the maps aren't ready at the same time. Again, do NOT edit previous posts. Another thing, this contest is to stimulate new map creation so the map you submit must be less than 6 months old. Also, you can't submit maps for someone else. The author of the map must submit their own map. Best of luck and happy mapping! Here is the submission thread at the DCL forums.
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby 1DVD4D2UDK » 06 Jun 2015, 19:42

I've been planning on doing something similar,
but I'm sure yours is way more planned out! :P

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But I'd still need to change the game name to PG! :D
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby homeyduh » 06 Jun 2015, 23:58

PG? Keep in mind that this contest is for Descent maps, not UDK or SolC so you'll use DLE/DMB to make the maps.
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby homeyduh » 07 Jun 2015, 04:00

Additional rule added to OP.
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby 1DVD4D2UDK » 07 Jun 2015, 04:08

homeyduh wrote:PG? Keep in mind that this contest is for Descent maps, not UDK or SolC so you'll use DLE/DMB to make the maps.
Oh k! I think I still have the DLE installed on my XP system, but never really used it for much except looking at the retail maps - even the D3 map editor always seemed a bit weird to use, but even if it was for PG I'd probably have to reinstall it since it's still got that dark area around the camera/viewport whatever, so even it's difficult to use normally.
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby Vertigo Fox » 08 Jun 2015, 01:40

One thing about DMB is that there was a license agreement that gave Interplay rights over whatever map you build with it. DLE doesn't have that agreement so maybe we should require the maps to be built with it?
On the other fork of the tail we've already ported Neptune.
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby homeyduh » 08 Jun 2015, 03:48

Hmm I was unaware of this. But because of compatibility issues with newer systems, isn't DLE easier to use than DMB now? I can't even run the installer for DMB2
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby Shroudeye » 19 Jun 2015, 08:33

Saw it just now. Interesting, I'm in.
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Re: Mapping competition! Summer contest

Postby homeyduh » 20 Jun 2015, 01:12

Hey guys just a week and a half left for the contest! Try to get something in or it's just me and PPSki in the contest!
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