Advanced Brushwork Mini-Compos Created 16 years ago2006-07-06 16:53:13 UTC by rowleybob rowleybob

Created 16 years ago2006-07-06 16:53:13 UTC by rowleybob rowleybob

Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 05:57:24 UTC Post #205862
Tetsu0: Pretty much, but my machine runs it just fine. :)

WC: those are all 16 sided cillinders.

Rowley: I just received a PM from Rimrook with tips to make it even look better.

So... neat!
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 06:46:56 UTC Post #205866
NEW Minicompo Brief Page!!1

*Shields self from all the criticism on how ghetto/impractical it is.

Anyway, I really don't want to hear too too much bitching, unless you'd like to help me redesign it :)

From now on, the aformentioned page will be the source of briefs/results of past and presen compos. I'll try to work on it more a bit tomorrow.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 07:16:25 UTC Post #205867
Heh, it's just a page with a picture centered on it. Fine with me!

Anyway, I was going to announce that my entry is about half way done. I've got most of the brushwork finished, now I just have to get the door working, and light the place.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 14:45:54 UTC Post #205893
I just put the finishing touches on mine. Unless someone else says so :D
horray! http://www.twhl.co.za/mapvault_map.php?id=4304
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 15:34:52 UTC Post #205894
I'm enterin this one..
Already ~50% done. :D
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 15:45:35 UTC Post #205895
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 21:30:20 UTC Post #205934
How many do we have now? I want to make one, starting from Silo doors to a mousehole a snark jumps into and shuts the doors closed.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-12 21:49:24 UTC Post #205935
I would partake in this one but I'm busy with a map for my CS clan D:
Hopefully I'll be able to join the next one, I miss these things.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 04:33:11 UTC Post #205945
I'm having problems with my stupid lasers. I guess I'll have to make them simpler... :(
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 06:33:35 UTC Post #205947
2 entries recieved! :)

?5-Stage Door By Tetsu0
?The Door by Kinrah

Srry, RotorSplint, and now Daubster--Welcome!--, all have pending entries in the void, So if you are thinking of joining, I would do so as soon as you can :)

Remember, any entries that are present over 5--whenever I wake up on that day and check--will also be admitted for judging, so don't not enter until I post that the compo is officially closed. ;)

Also, If you happen to miss this one, don't worry! I'm sure will be having an Advanced Door 2 sometime soon! :)

Good luck everyone! :)

Submission Note: At the time of the compo close, I will redownload all the entries, to be sure I have the latest version.

Also, the rules say you have to submit a working .RMF file with your entry. Unless there is some stiff opposition to this rule in the thread, It will stand.


Here's the (extremely ghetto) Minicompo 8 Brief again. As always, any questions in the thread.

Also any suggestions for the new--and extremely crude--Compo page WIP, let me know! I plan to add:

-Briefs and results of the old minicompos
-Maybe a list of award winners
-Award description page
-Maybe tailor the layout to look like Hammer?!
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 12:14:42 UTC Post #205970
Maybe if you click on the picture of a compo, it links to another page with some information about the entries. maybe include links to the map downloads incase anyone wants to check one out. Like what day the compo opened/closed. Who won. ect ect.
Include a 'back to main' button on that page.
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 12:42:34 UTC Post #205973
Heh, I'm gonna try for this one. Doors are fun. And that page is god-awful, rowleybob. It's one big jpeg. I mean... it doesn't even classify as a page. Use html.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 12:57:47 UTC Post #205975
Maybe if you click on the picture of a compo, it links to another page
Definitely. The image map sorta does that already. All the rest of the stuff you said too in time :)

ZL: I'm glad you're in this one. If you don't make it in time for whatever reason, we are definitely having an Advanced Door Part 2. :)

I agree about the page too, but it works, and is better than just posting stuff in the thread imo. I bought a book on HTML/CSS/XTHML/PHP last year, but I've not had time to read it.

It doesn't look as clean as a normal page, but it's easy to edit and update the image map, so for now it's staying... that is unless, Graveyard Design would like to donate some help :P
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 15:33:10 UTC Post #205996
Html is easy! There's hundreds of tutorials online and bravehost has a few hundred layouts you can... erm.. borrow
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 17:29:41 UTC Post #206014
It's a good idea, Espen.

Rowley: I'll make a page if you need it. It won't take long.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-13 22:09:24 UTC Post #206044
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-14 00:55:16 UTC Post #206049
Mine's about 50-60% completed, in terms of actual door construction, and 30-40% done in terms of visual detail. I'll put visual last, seeing as how the entry would suck if the actual door wasn't finnished :D
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-14 03:20:25 UTC Post #206053
Keep on posting, and hopefully it'll get to a new page pretty soon.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-14 04:06:48 UTC Post #206056
My Entry

Finally managed to take part in this. :)
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-14 05:06:22 UTC Post #206058
Looks like we have room for one more entry... Hurry up!
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-14 05:31:18 UTC Post #206059
Yay Dauby and Srry!!1

4 Entries Recieved:

?5-Stage Door - By Tetsu0
?"Door" - By Kinrah
?The Vault - BySrry
?Transit Tunnel Door - By Daubster

ZL: That's great, and much appreciated :) Take your time though--I'm having too much fun doing my layouts in paint, and image mapping!!1! :P

If you're not sure what I want on the page, I'll gladly send a PM.

Tetsu0: I'm sure it probably is easy... I just have trouble trying new things... like custom textures!!1 :P

Rotor/ZL: Haul ass, there's one spot left. Again though, If you post before I officially close the compo--me posting that it's closed, lol--, it'll be accepted.

Espen: I like the idea, but it may be beyond the scope of what we're trying to do. However, I'd definitely like to do something like this! We'll see! :P
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-14 14:08:50 UTC Post #206098
no head starts. thats cheating lol :)
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 08:55:49 UTC Post #206382
I'm gonna pass on the doors one. Just not enough time, as it is.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 13:01:33 UTC Post #206468
C'mon Rotor, Zombie can't take the pressure!!1 Get your shit in so we can judge!!1 :P (jk ZL :heart:)

And now:
*drum roll

3..2..1..LAUNCH!!1: THE MOST GREATEST WEBPAGE THAT ISN'T EVEN A WEBPAGE!!!... THE MINICOMOPO HOMEPAGE v1.0!!!!!11!!~~OMGWTFOMGBBQ NO WAI!!1

:P

(new versions coming shrotly... upon the "launch", I noticed some drastic problems besides the whole page :) )
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 13:57:32 UTC Post #206477
Ugh. I just deleted my map by accident. I was cleaning out my maps directory of old and useless test maps and this happened to be one of them. I'm also an avid recycle bin emptier :roll:

I guess I'll get back to work and finnish as soon as I can.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 14:14:37 UTC Post #206479
New retroactive Minimark awards for:
User posted image
Captain P
User posted image
Muzzleflash
User posted image
Rimrook

Captain P: For facilitating our first compo!

Muzzleflash: For facilitating the Lego compo. He didn't have to judge--because I was the only entrant--, but he built a wad expressly for the compo!

Rimrook: For furnishing our beautiful compo awards! (If you want to revamp my ghetto minimark award, please feel free ;) )

So yes, besides participating in the compos as an entrant, you can also get a Minimark from judging, contributing content, or otherwise bolstering the Minicompo machine. :)

If I'm forgetting someone who deserves an award, please slap me with the ignorance stick!!1
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 14:41:15 UTC Post #206486
:P

Not for this comp Mr. Espen. Perhaps a future one though definitely. I have the next compo lined up already ;) Feel free to join this compo while it's still going!

I'm logging off soon, and won't be back 'till tomorrow. Remember, any entries present at the time of compo close will be included over the 5 entry cap.

Rotor: Hurry :) (Don't hurry if you don't want to :) )
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 17:47:57 UTC Post #206537
What's the remaining time to closure? If there's not enough time to rebuild the map, I'll take a pass on it : .
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 18:05:06 UTC Post #206540
lol rowley that website's really coming along. love all the picturepages
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-16 20:14:23 UTC Post #206574
Rowley, I'm designing a page for the Mini-compos ATM. Just let me know if you still want it. You'll have to add all the content, I dunno what to put there... Send me a PM with needed sections/graphics/icons and shite.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-17 04:20:52 UTC Post #206637
@ rotator: There's no time limit. Its the first 5 entries then the competetion is closed.
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-18 16:46:59 UTC Post #206807
it's a brushwork compo... Scary shit wouldn't fall under that category.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-18 16:52:08 UTC Post #206809
Im up for a compo...
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-18 18:01:23 UTC Post #206828
As soon as we get one more entry, the new compo will begin the very same day--yes, I have chosen the next one. (However, if the winner of the current compo has a strong idea for the next one, and is willing to facilitate it, maybe will do theirs instead, I dunno.)

One more entry people! And I'll reiterate one more time, the compo remains open until we get a fifth entry, but feel free to still submit until I officially close the compo by notification in the thread.--if someone could come up with a simpler way for me to say that, I'd be very much appreciative! :)

We recived astoundingly good entries for this compo so far... let's have one more! :)
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-19 14:09:26 UTC Post #206931
func_door? what's tha................ oh, right, yeah.............

[googles func_door]
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-19 14:31:01 UTC Post #206933
Rowley, you should set a date instead of a certain amount of entries imho. Then even I can maybe enter sometime. :P

(For all the people that think they're smart.....Yes, I map.)
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-19 16:37:21 UTC Post #206948
Espen/FresheD: I respectfully disagree. If we never get a fith entry, it will never be judged... it's that simple. Besides, it's only been 12 days!!1

If you-all'd like to expedite the process, why not just submit an entry? :P

If you don't want to, or have some weak excuse why you can't, then I suggest you keep your Ps and Qs to your little selves! (OMG I'm joking with you don't spite PLZ!!1 :biggrin:)
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-20 01:17:09 UTC Post #207020
lol can i submit a second door?
just to close the compo. i can make on in another... 3-4 hours
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-20 04:28:20 UTC Post #207026
OH GOD THAT SITE IS SHIT!
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-20 11:55:49 UTC Post #207045
I agree. ZL is making a new site as we speak. The image mapping is just a fun way that someone with absolutely no HTML knowledge can quickly prototype a page, imo.

It would look a little better if I used uncompressed jpegs and bigger text, but ultimately, it will still look like shit no matter what :P

Now go fuck off unless you have some useful cricticism!!1 :P

@Tetsu0: If we can't even get 5 people--five was a very low cap to put on it, or at least I thought so!--to enter the contest, then this minicompo really isn't worth my time, and I'd be content to let it die. :(

There's more than enough active memebers around to participate, although many of them don't seem to really map; or at least put stuff in the vault anyway.

So no end 'till we get one more entry--sorry--,and NO, you can't submit a second door, but I sincerly do appreciate your enthusiasm :P
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-20 12:49:07 UTC Post #207048
:glad:
Just an idea.

And what's the deal with the ' missing feature ' thingies on the website?
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-20 15:08:57 UTC Post #207057
i could quickly make a shitty one.. or i couldn't.
i dont like the door compo.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-20 15:41:48 UTC Post #207060
it'd still be an entry
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Positive Chaos
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-22 08:45:55 UTC Post #207195
oh fine, I'll submit mine, even though it's hardly worth looking at.

Edit:
There we go. My entry!
Full screenshot and direct download.

This was rushed, plz don't bash me.
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-22 11:43:57 UTC Post #207208
Get-a-judgin', rowley!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-22 21:31:22 UTC Post #207246
Yee Haw!!! :P

Minicmopo 8 - Advanced Door is now CLOSED.

The entries Recieved:

?5-Stage Door - By Tetsu0
?"Door" - By Kinrah
?The Vault - BySrry
?Transit Tunnel Door - By Daubster
?"You Failed" - By ZombieLoffe

I'll redownload/play all the entries, and post up the results tonight.

For the next compo I have an idea ready, unless the winner of this one has a strong idea, and wants to run it.

Good work all of you! :)
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-22 23:28:59 UTC Post #207252
The Results:

Let me preface by saying that imo all the entries were extraordinarily good. Any of the submissions would've made a worthy gold, but unfortunately--like "The Highlander"--, there can be only one! :(

Consequently, personal preference played a much larger role in this compo as otherwise would've. In their own right, all the maps are fine examples of excellent work. I was quite surprised how most of the maps were almost all identical in terms of general size and theme--most resembling or portraying a reinforced vault of some kind.

Some entries did not include the .rmf file as required by the rules. I did not deduct points for it this time, but let me make myself very clear:

Any entries not including the .rmf in the future will be automatically disqualified, period. I will not chase authors for the required content.
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The Vault - By Srry

The most realistic, intricate, and nicely detailed entry in my opinion. One of the few entries also to use a rotating structure, which I thought sure more people would have taken advantage of. The "host" map for the door a was also very nicely detailed.
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5-Stage Door - By Tetsu0

When I first played this entry, I was blown away by how nicely it was done, and dreaded the judging if all the entries would be so nice--and they were :P. Although admittedly unrealistic/campy, each door was well done in it's own right. Very nicely constructed, detaijled and a flawless sequence--backward and forward--, a well-deserving Second Place.
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Transit Tunnel Door - By Daubster

Arguably the most intricately setup map in terms of timing, effects, and entity setups. The map itself is also excellent, and if this compo weren't focusing on detailed brushwork, this map as a whole could've easily taken first place. Unfortunately, I thought the door itself in the map was a bit lackluster, and could have used something more.

Honourable Mention:
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"Door" - By Kinrah

One of the most unique entries in how the door itself works. The door disappears into a hole in the floor, and a nice little walkway covers the hole. The rest of the door is very nice as well, but had some flaws like under-detailed mechanisms and some brushwork errors that I simply could not ignore. Check it out!
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"You Failed" - By ZombieLoffe

The final entry, and I must say a very nice one at that. This entry is very similar to Daub's imo, making use of excellent sprite and beam effects, some intricate timing/setup, and probably also the best utilzer of sounds. Also one of the few entries to use a rotating mechanism, which was largely ignored as part of the toolset for this minicompo. This map also has a nice little ending that is sure to please.

So, that's it for Minicompo 8. In the future, please don't make you're entries so good, so it's easier for me to judge :P

New compo details very soon!!1 :)

(if you don't like how I scaled the awards for your profile page, Here are Rimrook's Originals Actually too, if someone wants to scale them professionally for a standard size we all could use--something similar in scale to the official TWHL ones--, pleas feel free :) )
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-22 23:45:40 UTC Post #207254
heh. So much better put together than the latest official competition..

Dunt ban meh plz
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-23 00:01:10 UTC Post #207256
:biggrin:

Srry: You have the option to facilitate this compo if you want. Lemme know either way. If you decline, then I'll run #9 too.

Congratualtions again all, and thanks for participating!!! :)
Posted 15 years ago2006-12-23 00:10:56 UTC Post #207257
please give last place the "you're winner" award.
here a pic:
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3782/winnerwz1.png
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
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