Unofficial Competition 33 Created 7 years ago2012-04-21 02:43:14 UTC by zeeba-G zeeba-G

Created 7 years ago2012-04-21 02:43:14 UTC by zeeba-G zeeba-G

Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 00:40:36 UTC Post #307236
Personally, i feel this is a bad idea for a mapping competion.

Floating islands are the biggest mapping cliche since i don't know what. Well, maybe "cliche" isn't the right word, but this is my first impression.

Anyhoo, if you guys decide to got with this i hope i'm wrong and it is a wild success ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 01:29:39 UTC Post #307237
its better than a FY_map compo.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 03:33:56 UTC Post #307238
i think the fy compo would be neat(i really do), but i feel it should wait since we just had a cs compo.

I love the more restrictive compos like 30 brushes or map-from-texture-pack, because they force you to be creative and experiment.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 04:15:25 UTC Post #307239
It is sort of cliche. But like anything, if you put it in a competition it will push it a little further. Sometimes competitions drive me to map stuff I normaly wouldn't, or wanted to but needed the nudge.

Floating city idea is rainbow fantastic in my eyes, but it would take lots of self motivation to complete succesfully.

I liked the fy idea because it is shorter and less time consuming as I have some other things i'm working on this summer and may do a mini mester. None the less I plan on mapping one anyway so I don't care.

Although more restrictive competitions do force you to be creative in a different way, it's all a matter of self motivation. Truthfully you could be more creative with limitless textures rather than using a given texture set to work with. Restrictions force you to improvise which is creative in itself but imagine if you improvise without restrictions.
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 06:40:29 UTC Post #307240
Map a floating sky village.

Any game, any theme, as long as it floats and could be lived in. Any method of flotation accepted, be it technology or magic.
the best idea so far...
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 09:41:01 UTC Post #307245
Right-on. Ill set up a compo for that this weekend.
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 17:41:14 UTC Post #307250
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gg i win the compo already
Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 17:51:19 UTC Post #307251
dafuq >_>
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 18:10:15 UTC Post #307252
Hah, that looks like a building that pulls itself into space.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 19:49:33 UTC Post #307256
Cool! But your gonna have to try harder than that! ;) Muahahaha

Damn. Source sure would pay off right now. I guess I better learn it for future competitions. Apparently i'll never quit mapping...

Been too busy learning and using rhino.
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I want to build a sphere sanctuary out of concrete in my backyard and am trying to fig out a good way to build it. I want to build the sphere out of one modular geometry. I am also currently designing a tree house with friends from school that we are going to build. :glad:
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 20:39:03 UTC Post #307260
Im gonna enter this compo with mah new CS GO!

( Thank you Ninja Defuse, i love you :'> )

How much time do we have for this? Mine project might take some time... Plus its my first CS S map.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 00:03:02 UTC Post #307266
Noes! thats is mine's csgo.

seriously tho i'm happy for ya(die) and i'm finally over not having a beta key, so i can wait a little while longer(WTF is my beta key i filled out 5 surveys), and squeeze in some final cs:s mapping anyhow... :P
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 00:03:38 UTC Post #307267
2 months is pretty standard for TWHL compos, Stojke.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 05:43:55 UTC Post #307268
If I knew this would have happened, I would have qued up for that CS:GO beta lane at least 10 times, to get 10 beta keys.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 07:56:56 UTC Post #307269
Noes! thats is mine's csgo.

seriously tho i'm happy for ya(die) and i'm finally over not having a beta key, so i can wait a little while longer(WTF is my beta key i filled out 5 surveys), and squeeze in some final cs:s mapping anyhow...
Muhahaha!
Haha, thanks xD
You were right, mapping for source is hell lot more fun, especially how easy making terrain is!
Dont worry, soon the game will be out and we will be able to buy it :D
True evil always prevails!
2 months is pretty standard for TWHL compos, Stojke.
Roger that Mr. Archie.
If I knew this would have happened, I would have qued up for that CS:GO beta lane at least 10 times, to get 10 beta keys.
Lol, you sold one, what do you want more :P
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 09:03:56 UTC Post #307270
I wanted to sell 9 more that's what I wanted :D
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 13:17:59 UTC Post #307272
Glad you are mapping source now stojkens can't wait to you see your work ;)

Joebama: heh looks pretty neat so far homie!
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 13:31:02 UTC Post #307273
lol. The map pic I posted was made in the middle of 2010.
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Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 20:36:24 UTC Post #307278
Yeah, me too Captain T, you were right, it is much better :)
Iim busting my head with XSI currently, this program is retarded... Need to get it operational...

So, on 20th 8th this compo ends, right?
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 21:11:32 UTC Post #307279
Strojke, what's with the evil gestures? :aggrieved:

The dream competition was spoken of before it was official so I was able to get a little head start on it. You might as well do so for this one. And it seems that it will be over right around then if it's two months and starts this weekend.
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 21:12:29 UTC Post #307280
MWMMWHWHWHWHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA SATAN CLAN!
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 21:13:27 UTC Post #307281
The dream competition was spoken of before it was official so I was able to get a little head start on it.
wh...what? YOU BASTARD!
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 21:19:04 UTC Post #307282
@ captain. Noooo! :aghast:

@ skals. Muahahahaha. Well think about it like this. Last competition an extension was cast after I was already finished with my entry. And it still won. It was a time management gamble for those that didn't finish in time at first. Like wise, starting early is a gamble because you could be wasting effort.

Starting before your sure it's official is just playing it smart.
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 21:22:39 UTC Post #307284
That's like starting a race early to give yourself an upper hand.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 21:30:13 UTC Post #307285
More like seizing given opportunity. No one said wait until the pistol's fired to begin.

I can't help but begin imagining what to do for this competition. And if I want to start more power to me. It's what bennefit being attentive yields. Grim clearly said he is going to make it official for everytone to read.
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 23:17:47 UTC Post #307287
skals, i kno you are not preaching competitive ethics, when for the texture compo you recycled an old map as your entry... If i was a judge i would have disqualified you immediately for that, lol :P

2 months is like an eternity anyway, and nobody should need that much time for one of these compos. the only reason people like me are always late is cuz qe put off mapping till the last minute.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-21 03:35:06 UTC Post #307288
I was already done with Poison Garden when the HLDM map compo started. It was sent in on the second day, and won first place anyway.

Should Iron Chef it and require a secret ingredient that makes the map valid, and the ingredient is revealed when the compo actually starts. Just a thought to fair things up. I've thought about starting early too, but lack the inspiration at the moment.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-21 03:46:17 UTC Post #307289
Haha, what. That's a stretch Rim lol. Geez I could only imagine how good it would have been if you did it during it.

Yea, within two months one could easily finish a map. Heck in a few days if you were committed enough. I procrastinated de_dust_thunder quite a lot. I think saying what will be the competition only days before it's posted isn't that bad though.

I too lack the motivation to actually start yet. Just saying that I could.

If I ever map a hl dm map again, the player will spawn with multiple weapons and items. The glock is complete garbage. In fact, this level might call to start with gauss. I normaly wouldn't give away ideas like that but I think others could use it for this competition.
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-21 06:30:58 UTC Post #307292
@ Zeeba

Do you really wish to know?
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Also, cool, i know Zeeba will map something crazy xD
Thats why im trying to learn to make greater details in XSI so i can compete, even by a slight percent, with Captain Terror and others :D

I think 2 months should be enough to make it the way i imagined it, if not, meh, who cares, its for the fun :D
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 12:01:04 UTC Post #308339
floating islands are a pain in the ass. why not something simple like "make a crate"

that'd be fun
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 13:14:28 UTC Post #308343
Make-A-Crate! compo sounds more like a modeling pish ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 14:30:40 UTC Post #308347
Maybe it could be a rats map in a crate.
Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 15:30:47 UTC Post #308350
Maybe it could watch your whore mouth :P
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 19:06:52 UTC Post #308362
Remember when we did the 1024x1024? What if we did "Make an as interesting and detailed a 256x256 maximum room as you possibly can"?

I'm imagining individual brushwork tiles and stuff like that.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 19:47:54 UTC Post #308366
actually that's quite a good idea, due to the small size the small the small details will be able to stand out
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 19:49:59 UTC Post #308367
I think though we should do a competition based on something really obscure. We've had map from texture packs as well as map from layouts, but what about something like map a song? or a specific "base this map around a sound". Wether that sound is part of some complex puzzle, or the throb of an engine or something. I don't know.
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-24 20:46:30 UTC Post #308370
The sound idea is cool. We would have to decide on what type of sound in general beforehand I think. If the sound was mechanical some people might think it was too easy, others might think that gives a broader range of entries. If the sound was really really strange or organic, trying to find a fitting use might turn entries away. I like the idea a lot. Personally I'd vote for a mechanical sound because I'm a noob.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-25 17:33:33 UTC Post #309378
While that 'Map a sound' idea sounds interesting, I don't think anything good will become of it. Personally I wouldn't join such a competition.

What I would like however, is a competition (like blitzkrieg stated) - detail a 256x256 space. But I'd prefer if it was bigger than 256x256. Or how about the playable space is only 256x256, but you can have objects outside of it for detail, and skyboxes or that type of thing, but there must actually be something preventing the player getting outside the box, not just an invisible wall... that would be slightly different than what we had before.

Well I would prefer something that was quick, rather than having to make some massive map that took a month to create.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
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