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Competition 34: HL Re-Imagined

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27 Oct 16, 12:07
By Trempler
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[AdminHijack]

This is now the official thread for competition 34! See the competition briefing for full details.

This competition theme is based on the community's concept of remaking a HL1 map into something fresh and new. Let's see what you can do folks!

[/AdminHijack]

Yo anyone here still alive and up for an Competition for good old hl1 DM ?
Only Vanilla content allowed and creativity is asked smile - :)

If some people are up to join, I would set up some prices or would people move their asses for free grin - :D ?
27 Oct 16, 12:33
By Jessie
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Ladytype
[REDACTED]
27 Oct 16, 12:51
By Urby
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Entirely brush based
I feel a need to sign up... but I have so much I should already be working on and I'll be honest. My creativity is absolutely shot...

Like, I'm really struggling to work on anything at the moment.
29 Oct 16, 02:37
By Suparsonik
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Withstood the post-nuke test.
I could try.
29 Oct 16, 14:36
By Kachito
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Maybe a collab with someone; i have some ideas for a nice 3d skybox. And i'm so rusty, i haven't touched GS in sooooo long. Last time i've even seen GS was on Urbys stream I'm Dead - :death:
30 Oct 16, 10:31
By Snehk
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Count me in for the competition.
30 Oct 16, 10:34
By ninja defuse
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its time to wake up... i havent map for a years!!!

I am in.
30 Oct 16, 14:47
By KB90
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Let me just blow the dust from VHE icon.
31 Oct 16, 03:55
By jtmk007
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Latest news is from Feb 29th... I can't remember when the last time (before now) that I've been on this site. I've been wondering if there would be any new compos. Yeah, lets have it. (Like I really have any time, though... unhappy - :( )
31 Oct 16, 04:15
By Jessie
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I suspect some reasons no competitions have happened lately despite someone proposing one every month or so are:

- Admins are busy and cannot/would not judge a competition
- Few others offer to judge
- Everyone acts all excited and yet only about four entries ever get produced
- At least two of those inevitably require deadline extensions
- Waiting until TWHL4
31 Oct 16, 08:24
By Penguinboy
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Haha, I died again!
Not a bad list, I have made some revisions:

Quote:

- Admins are lazy and unmotivated
- Waiting until TWHL4 (but: see above)
31 Oct 16, 09:00
By Jessie
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I think I'd happily throw my name up for a judging role. (But I may also participate, and I can't promise that wouldn't introduce some bias tongue - :P .) (... Not that I consider myself that competitive, or that great a mapper =P)
31 Oct 16, 12:28
By Crypt
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120% sorry!
My creativity has existed in short bursts at the most inopportune times, so I cant really promise an entry.
01 Nov 16, 04:00
By Suparsonik
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Withstood the post-nuke test.
I'd judge but it'd have to be written and with images rather than a video. I'm not great with that kind of stuff.
04 Nov 16, 04:48
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
I'd be down, especially for a partners/collab contest. I've no shortage of ideas, but motivation is different story; a GS compo might be just the thing to refill the well wink-wink - ;)
04 Nov 16, 12:29
By Trempler
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Im happy that people are still alive and want to do something again! smile - :)

So some Ideas about we could do:

DM Map - SP Maps - Maybe Sven Co-op Maps ( Because of higher limits )

Normal Mapcompetition - Collab Maps - A small SP Storyline where all work together

Im fine for everything, so you guys decide it smile - :)
04 Nov 16, 14:53
By Solokiller
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If using your own mod is allowed i can win this by just making my own entities tongue - :P
05 Nov 16, 07:33
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
How about Trempler you facilitate?

idea #1
You come up with a fun DM/SP/SC/etc theme idea, and den write up a list of jobs we can choose from to complete the map? Make the job list first-come, first-serve, and participants can also pick a second job once they've finished the first one.

idea #2
Map-from-base is always a fun option, and makes it easier for us lazies join up.
yes you have to make the basemap smile - :)

idea #3
75 brushes compo--based on the 30 brushes official TWHL competition. You have 75 brushes to build a functioning DM or SP map.
05 Nov 16, 07:45
By NineTnine
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what about TWHL Tower 2?

More Status Reports to send!
05 Nov 16, 10:10
By ninja defuse
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hmm maybe map a medievel theme level? or cyberpunk level?
05 Nov 16, 12:45
By Jessie
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I've always liked the Map From Layout concept, myself.
05 Nov 16, 19:36
By Loulimi
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I feel a need to sign up... but I have so much I should already be working on and I'll be honest. My creativity is absolutely shot...

Like, I'm really struggling to work on anything at the moment.

Do a stream of you mapping for TWHL HUB! (remember this?) That will motivate you! smile - :) (PS: It's an order)
05 Nov 16, 22:00
By ninja defuse
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I've always liked the Map From Layout concept, myself.


good idea but i think it might be better if we set up a rule:

layout + theme
05 Nov 16, 22:09
By Jessie
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I don't know, I feel freedom of theme is a good part of what makes individual entries for Map From Layout competitions unique.
06 Nov 16, 02:21
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
I agree that with a map-from-base/layout contest, it's implied the mapper is creating the theme. That said, can see it working the other way too, e.g., mapper is given a generic castle shell, and it's up to them to decorate/improvise, sticking to the medieval vibe.
06 Nov 16, 07:32
By Jessie
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That's more or less Map From Base, right? tongue - :P
06 Nov 16, 11:04
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
LOL now I'm not sure? smile - :)

Firstly, does Map From Layout = Map From Base, or do you mean working off a pic/drawing of a layout(rather than a complete basemap)?

Ninja was requesting Map From Base/Layout + Predefined Theme, which I think could be interesting too.

Personally I prefer more restrictions for a contest, because it can inspire you to come up with some nifty mapping gimmicks to compensate.
06 Nov 16, 12:54
By Jessie
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I may have misunderstood slightly, but I think what you described is essentially the idea of Map From Base, just with a specific theme. I'm not sure either that or Map From Layout would work great with a theme requirement because you would end up with a lot of very similar maps.

For reference, I consider the types here to be:
- Map From Layout (but not necessarily with floor heights spelled out)
- Map From Base (I know there's been a better example in the past, but I don't think it was an official compo and thus I couldn't be assed searching for it. Basically that idea but with more freedom of structure/detail)

Restrictions are nice, but after a certain point I feel they hinder creativity more than promote it. It's just a matter of balance between freedom and direction. I like Map From Layout because it sets one up with a clear place to start, but leaves everything beyond that up to the mapper.

... Everything else aside, the community has been clamoring for a new official competition for 3 years now. If the power to create one has to be given to someone else (temporarily if need be) for it to happen, perhaps that is something to consider.
06 Nov 16, 13:27
By jtmk007
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If map from base/layout, I think it would be better to let each individual mapper to choose their own theme. I think it will give much more varied results that show more creativity by how they chose to make their theme fit the layout.

I have a few ideas for compo 'theme':

Map from other media. I know its been done before. Recreate a level from another game or a level based off of a tv show or movie. (Remake SP level from goldeneye (new layout), halo mp map (similar layout, different theme), the megacity from Dredd, that one water village in the Desolation of Smaug (Hobbit 2))

Map from real life location but in an altered state (futuristic, wartorn, post apocalyptic, medieval, alien civilization). Include pics/video of what the original location looks like (if its not a common public place people can google). Example: Eiffel tower as a landmark (or secret alien comm facility) on an alien planet.
10 Nov 16, 10:45
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
Map cs_canbunk*
Recreate TWHL's first mystery map as you imagine it could be, having only the one screenshot and the few map comments for reference. Maybe also award the winner by having his map replace the notoriously empty download.

Map From Layout: Iceworld*
Using the old chestnut fy_iceworld layout, re-theme and revitalize the map as you see fit, with bonus points awarded to those sticking as closely as possible to the original playable areas.

*If you don't like CS, it would also be perfectly fine to make your entries HLDM
10 Nov 16, 12:04
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
My absolute favourite competition was Re-invent a CS classic. I was gutted I was a judge, because I would have loved to compete.

Re-invent a HLDM classic, anyone?*









*Cue 50 crossfire remakes.**
**Not a bad thing.
10 Nov 16, 13:30
By Urby
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Re-invent a HLDM classic, anyone?*

Squirt

...ahem. What I mean is "I'd be up for that."
10 Nov 16, 13:54
By Jessie
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We've long since come full circle.
10 Nov 16, 16:38
By Shepard62700FR
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Got a long list of project that need to be done. Can't participate.
11 Nov 16, 17:18
By 2muchvideogames
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sp or mp?
11 Nov 16, 18:11
By ninja defuse
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a good solution would be free to choose
12 Nov 16, 20:28
By zeeba-G
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I'd enter if the theme was reinvent a original hldm!
12 Nov 16, 22:26
By Trempler
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oh yeah I was part of 2 reinvent a original hldm maps, so yeah a good point, im thinkin about that too smile - :)
Gosh I have an epic Idea now for a cool reinvent version of a HLDM Map :O
13 Nov 16, 01:33
By Jessie
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Would I be right in guessing the Admins can't give Competition powers to someone wihout giving all the other powers to them as well? tongue - :P
13 Nov 16, 05:24
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
Cheese
13 Nov 16, 17:42
By zeeba-G
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Why don't we just make it an unofficial competition?

boot_camp
bunce
crossfire
datacore
frenzy
gasworks
lambdabunker
rapidcore
snark_pit
stalkyard
subtransit
undertow

Here's the list. You should be able to keep yours a secret if you like.

How long should we give it, about two months? Judges can be figd out later, we already got Jessie.
13 Nov 16, 17:43
By Solokiller
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Why not make it a mashup? All of the above maps jammed into one big map.
13 Nov 16, 17:45
By zeeba-G
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Because dingus. Jk lol.
13 Nov 16, 17:58
By Shepard62700FR
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What about making a map where you have to use at least one room from each HLDM map ?
13 Nov 16, 19:22
By Unq
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But... there are 17 HLDM maps. More if you include the PS2 exclusives.
13 Nov 16, 20:10
By zeeba-G
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I did a remake for stalkyard before.
13 Nov 16, 22:21
By Jessie
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I just think an official one is overdue, that's all tired - :tired:

Unofficial is fine.
13 Nov 16, 22:33
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
It's nice to see the all the old faces here after all these years smile - :)

Well there is obviously interest here for a new map competition. Unofficial is fine, but I agree with Jessie an official one would be nice.

I joined here years ago not as primarily a Half-Life fan, but just a very casual Counter-Strike player who just wanted to map. I'm down for anything...
13 Nov 16, 22:44
By Penguinboy
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Haha, I died again!
If you like, you guys can come up with the compo theme and I'll make it into an official one.
13 Nov 16, 23:08
By zeeba-G
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3D
I'd be more interested in doing a remake of scoutzknivez like I mentioned before because I actually could play the map in a server.

The only problem with hldm remake for me is i'd never play the map.
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