Single-Player Chain Map Competition
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Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
Posted by Naklajat on Tue May 15th at 2:47pm 2007


Map 1 Round 1
Wednesday, May 16, through Wednesday, May 30

General Info
  • The goal of this competition is to end up with a complete, playable single-player map with contributions from several mappers.
  • Each round lasts two weeks, and the entries from that round are put to a forum vote to choose the winner and the base for the next round.
  • There won't be a predetermined number of rounds, it'll simply run until the map is done or close to it.
  • After the map is done or close to it, the winners are welcome to polish it to a finished state (or close to it image ).
  • Judging will be based on Aesthetics, Craftmanship, Creativity, and Game Flow, keep those in mind when working on your entry.

    Guidelines
  • You're free to change any part of the map, but try to assess the amount of work it took to create something. People don't like to have their time and effort wasted. if you nuke something that someone spent hours toiling over, have a damn good reason.
  • Don't add miles/km of new blocky dev textured map area, think about where the player just was, where they are now, and focus on where they're going in the immediate future.

    Custom Content
  • You're welcome to add whatever you want; Textures, models, sounds, faceposer scenes, etc. But put them in hl2<asset folder>snarkpit_mfb so people don't have stuff in 48 different folders all for the same map.

    Submissions & Filenames
  • Replace "start" in the file name with your forum name or an abbreviation/ shorthand of it. For example, I would use 'snark_mfb01_round1_bvs'
  • Send a zip archive containing your entry, a text file explaining your additions and changes, and any other needed files (in proper forder structure if custom content) as an attachment to snarkpit.chainmap (at) gmail.com

    So what are you waiting for? Pick up the base VMF and get mapping!



  • =o



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Fjorn on Wed May 16th at 4:01am 2007


    Submit this is a news post!


    Signature? What signature!?



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Campaignjunkie on Wed May 16th at 9:21am 2007


    So, um, what are the rules and procedures, exactly?



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Naklajat on Thu May 17th at 11:58pm 2007


    Updated <img src=" SRC="images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

    Sticky?



    =o



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Natus on Fri May 18th at 9:26am 2007


    I'm in, i hope i can finish something in time.



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by ReNo on Fri May 18th at 10:21am 2007


    Stickied <img src=" SRC="images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

    Looking forward to seeing people's entries to this - thinking of taking a crack at it myself. Thanks for organising all of this Baron!






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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Gwil on Fri May 18th at 10:39am 2007


    Perhaps, assuming people know how to use them, you could get contributors to vis-group their additions to the map. That way you keep a good record of the contributions, and make it easier to track what has been done and when.



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Riven on Fri May 18th at 4:44pm 2007


    Is the "Doors Competition" thread removed for good? Cause I didn't find it in a search.


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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by ReNo on Fri May 18th at 5:03pm 2007


    I just un-stickied it. Dunno why you didn't find it in a search, but here's a direct link...

    http://www.snarkpit.net/forums.php?forum=1&topic=7541&start=60






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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Finger on Fri May 18th at 5:56pm 2007


    This looks really cool - hope I have time to participate!



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Riven on Fri May 18th at 6:12pm 2007


    Ah great thanks Reno!

    Question: Is it alright to have the map branch off into another map; that is, can I have a level change cause having all my additions in one map is too much?

    Also, for the additional content, would it be alright to initially packrat it into just the .bsp and submit that, and if that entry won, THEN post a .zip with all the subfolders fleshed out for others to work with?




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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by SnarkSephiroth on Fri May 18th at 8:46pm 2007


    Ok, so I'm a little confused here, do we just start working off of one branch of this starter map? Or what? Or do we map out all the different paths it gives us? So basicly my question is, this starter map is the begining to the single player map and we just map off of it? I just want to know so I don't start mapping something the wrong way. Thanks!




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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Fjorn on Fri May 18th at 9:42pm 2007


    For this first part, you improve the starter map


    For the others, you add to the current map


    Its a competition that ends up a compilation



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by G.Ballblue on Fri May 18th at 10:10pm 2007


    I'm with SnarkSeph here -- the guidelines are too vague. Rework them! :P


    Breaking the laws of mapping since 2003 and doing a damn fine job at it



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Fjorn on Fri May 18th at 11:26pm 2007


    read this thread:
    http://www.snarkpit.net/forums.php?forum=1&topic=7670&23



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by G.Ballblue on Sat May 19th at 12:16am 2007


    Ah, I see. 'Was getting confused by the references to the "others" (in this case, later competitions.)


    Breaking the laws of mapping since 2003 and doing a damn fine job at it



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Finger on Mon May 21st at 8:57pm 2007


    Spent all Sunday working on my entry. Actually got alot accomplished; "compile only ents" for the win!

    Hope we get a few entries, as I haven't had this much fun with HL2 in a while, and i'm excited to see other peoples work.





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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Riven on Mon May 21st at 10:54pm 2007


    I have been working quite diligently on my map as well for the past three days. Just got through recording some of my buddies' voices today, and watched "War of the Worlds" with Tom Cruise again today for some more inspiration. I'm definitely into this competition!




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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by Finger on Mon May 21st at 11:14pm 2007


    As a way to display the levels (you know, besides the usual practice of playing the level), it might be cool to record demo's of a playthrough, then capture that with Fraps. We can make little movies of everyones entry.



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    Re: Single-Player Chain Map Competition
    Posted by azelito on Tue May 22nd at 1:48pm 2007


    I'm working on an entry aswell, just hoping I'll make the deadline.
    This is a great contest idea. SP owns but I always get turned off by the enormous amount of work I'd have to put into making a map of my own, so this works out great.
    Can't wait to see everyone's ideas.



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