Competition - Bridge the gap

Posted 2 years ago2022-01-25 01:06:11 UTC
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Time for a new competition: Bridge the gap!
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Create a map from the above template!

Happy 2022!
The goal is to create the coolest bridge to allow players to traverse the gap across the canyon.
Any goldsource game is permittable, and any HLDM entries will be added to the HLDM server.

There are no limitations on setting, style or design - be as farfetched and creative as you want, or perhaps you'd rather make something based more in reality.


Commented 2 years ago2022-01-26 15:05:53 UTC Comment #104038
Wonderful! A new competition.

Too bad that I don't map anymore, and my son has taken up soccer and chess as his passion. He does know his way around Hammer though.
Commented 2 years ago2022-01-27 17:05:00 UTC Comment #104046
This is a great idea for a competition! I won’t be able to make it though, but I have a good excuse this time, I promise.
Commented 2 years ago2022-01-27 20:58:07 UTC Comment #104047
Football and chess are for nerds, Satchmo. Goldsource mapping is where the cool kids play. :lol:
Commented 2 years ago2022-02-06 12:57:17 UTC Comment #104081
great! I finally gathered some courage and started making a map for this competition. I'm not that great at mapping (read: pretty horrible) but it's a lot of fun eh
Commented 2 years ago2022-02-06 19:01:03 UTC Comment #104082
I'll give it a shot
Commented 2 years ago2022-02-11 20:33:51 UTC Comment #104111
hmm tempting XD might be fun
Commented 2 years ago2022-02-14 14:52:55 UTC Comment #104118
I'm redoing the whole "gap" for my entry. Is this okay?I'm redoing the whole "gap" for my entry. Is this okay?
Commented 2 years ago2022-02-15 10:16:44 UTC Comment #104122
From discord
Texture and lighting changes are fine. The main structure needs to remain, although it can be modified. You can use your own judgement about whether it's in the spirit of the competition. I can't guarantee that making it completely different from the base map won't count against you in judging, it's all subjective. Put it in space, sure, but make it an asteroid or something so the canyon can remain.
Commented 2 years ago2022-03-22 21:57:43 UTC Comment #104262
I'm working on something as well
Commented 2 years ago2022-03-26 08:40:44 UTC Comment #104268
I sort of skipped the idea of a rocky canyon, that didn't suit the setting I was aiming for, but I kept the exact same size of the gap to be crossed.
I can't guarantee that making it completely different from the base map won't count against you in judging, it's all subjective.
This made me slightly nervous ;) but the fun was in making the map of course. Almost done
Commented 2 years ago2022-03-31 09:49:33 UTC Comment #104288

Was the deadline moved or is the countdown bugging?
I wouldn't want to miss it on the account that I may have more time.

Commented 2 years ago2022-04-02 16:48:07 UTC Comment #104297
Was the deadline moved or is the countdown bugging?
It's tradition round here to get an extension :P
The competition page is correct.
Commented 2 years ago2022-04-05 08:00:10 UTC Comment #104314
It's tradition round here to get an extension :P
Nice. I discovered the competition the Monday before it was due, but I still managed to get a nice map out in 3 days, with barely enough sleep. Now that I actually have time to polish this, my opponents will bitterly regret that an extension was given :crowbar:

On a more serious matter, are w_polys taken into account in the ruling? Because let's face it, big open spaces like this can only be optimized so much and I like my maps to be pretty.
Commented 2 years ago2022-04-06 20:02:21 UTC Comment #104316
I certainly hope not. I forget how to make maps with less than 5000wpoly
Commented 2 years ago2022-04-06 22:44:13 UTC Comment #104317
Oh nice because I remember that back in the old days going over 1500 was frowned upon and 2000+ meant you were either crazy or incompetent.

After hours of optimization i went down from a max of over 5000 to slightly under 4000 but going lower is flat impossible.

Bless the func_detail though.

Commented 2 years ago2022-04-25 07:26:18 UTC Comment #104349
Dang. I just realized this weekend that this was for all goldsrc games. I thought it was just for half-life this whole time so I wasn't really interested lol. I started working on my map this weekend. Layouts done, but I don't think I can get it done before the deadline. Too many details and optimizing for outdoors maps to be done. I'll submit what I have if it's not done or I'll just upload to the vault at a later date. Should be a pretty cool/fun map though. My entry will be for counter-strike.
Commented 2 years ago2022-04-28 14:23:50 UTC Comment #104357
I'm done. Map uploaded. Deadline finally around the corner. What an exciting time :)

Good luck to all the participants and I hope everyone gets to have some fun.

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