Competition 36: The Whole Ascension Life (Mini) Created 4 months ago2019-02-01 00:03:31 UTC by UrbaNebula UrbaNebula

Created 4 months ago2019-02-01 00:03:31 UTC by UrbaNebula UrbaNebula

Posted 3 months ago2019-03-05 03:10:16 UTC Post #342145
I am loading the maps now.
Are they all Source maps?
Yup! 1x Portal, 2x EP2 (pretty sure "Crystalline" is for EP2)
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-05 03:15:46 UTC Post #342146
I put the bsp in the hl2/maps folder, but I got a lot of texture errors.

It must be in the wrong directory.

Which folder do I place the bsp in?
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-05 03:22:43 UTC Post #342147
Since two of the maps are for ep2, you'll want to place them in the ep2/maps folder and play them with Episode 2, that should work
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-06 10:39:19 UTC Post #342170
I can't speak for CPripyatUit's entry, but mine definitely has episode 2 content and will be missing a lot of textures and models if loaded into anything else.
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Posted 3 months ago2019-03-06 14:40:25 UTC Post #342173
Same here, ep2 map. One of my playtesters had issues with their ep2 install so I tried to play it in ep1 for the lulz... checkerboard textures galore.
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-07 04:52:48 UTC Post #342179
Phillip always used to include a "don't post your entry anyplace else for a month following the contest" rule, does anything similar apply here?
No, it's your content - it belongs to you and you can do whatever you like with it.
Yup, what the penguin said. We're pretty chill like that. :P
Coolio! I emailed the map to Don a day or so after contest submissions closed and they posted it to RTSL a few hours ago.
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-09 09:59:31 UTC Post #342194
I'm going to check out the submissions at the start of my stream tomorrow, quite possibly with a guest! If you can't be assed checking out the submissions yourself, tune in and let us do it for you! (Don't forget to vote though!)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-09 11:24:16 UTC Post #342195
Gonna tune in and watch in the middle of work!
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Posted 3 months ago2019-03-12 21:51:19 UTC Post #342239
I kinda think it's funny the reason displayed by the website about why I'm not eligible to vote is that my account was created after the competition started... is the backend not able to link submission entries and user profiles and realise the far more important reason why I'm not to vote is because I authored one of the entries?
I'm going to check out the submissions at the start of my stream tomorrow
Ohhhhhhh fffff I knew I forgot something.... @ Jessie there wouldn't happen to be a recording of said stream?
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-12 22:14:40 UTC Post #342240
It's possible there's an automatic recording on Twitch, but I'm working on getting the YouTube archive up as we speak anyway, so I could just link that once it's up if you wish.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-12 22:27:57 UTC Post #342241
Sure, please do post a link if / once you have one! I would love to watch it.
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-13 00:26:42 UTC Post #342242
I missed the stream too, but I found this video on her Twitch page.
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-13 00:46:11 UTC Post #342243
Yeah, that's probably it.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-13 02:15:23 UTC Post #342247
I kinda think it's funny the reason displayed by the website about why I'm not eligible to vote is that my account was created after the competition started... is the backend not able to link submission entries and user profiles and realise the far more important reason why I'm not to vote is because I authored one of the entries?
Don't worry, it checks that too, you couldn't vote if you entered even if your account was older :P

It just so happens that the check to see if you've entered the competition comes after the check to see how old your account is (because checking if you entered requires an extra database query and it's better to avoid those when possible) so you triggered that reason first.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-13 17:09:22 UTC Post #342251
I missed the stream too, but I found this video on her Twitch page
Just watched it... seems I'll have to fix some stuff in the map. There was some I/O in place that was supposed to force the rebel off the turret and subsequently disable it but it seems it didn't work... might take a weekend to fix some stuff in the future, implement the ending I had planned at first, alter the final onslaught...
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-15 18:00:05 UTC Post #342258
Speaking of map issues seen in the stream, I figured out what was going on with the button. I used the same exact setup as the official maps at first, but when I was testing the map, I noticed that the func_door_rotating that's used as the interactable entity was solid to players, despite the "Non-solid to players" flag being enabled. I think that and the "Passable" flag are swapped somewhere, since "Non-solid to players" makes it non-solid to physics objects and "Passable" makes it non-solid to players.

Anyway, since players can't collide with the entity, it's possible for them to get very close to the button. If they're inside the func_door_rotating and looking at a downward angle, they can't use the button. The only way to fix this was to make the func_door_rotating smaller so that the player isn't standing inside the button when they're close to it.

I checked in the official maps, and all buttons are like how the button in my map originally was: an invisible box around the button that the player collides with.
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-15 22:18:00 UTC Post #342259
yeah, got issues in my map too. Didn't do as thorough a check of making clips for the models ( had the thought that disabling collision on all models would help with the large amount of models I was using, and then manually creating clips for them) as I had hoped. Jessie's approach to using the batteries to keep the door open was correct, I've never had it bug out like that when I was playtesting the map. Should've been more thorough!

I'm glad I submitted something regardless of the outcome. Might go back to submitting something Goldsrcy next time.
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Posted 3 months ago2019-03-16 01:51:33 UTC Post #342262
I enjoyed checking them all out! I hope these things keep on coming so's I can do this more often.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-16 16:48:09 UTC Post #342264
Finally got around the playing the entries. All certainly unique, even the two build within the same game felt vastly different to one another. Put my vote in for the one I felt had the edge. A few more hours and the results will be in :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-16 18:05:33 UTC Post #342265
Five hours left!
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-16 21:48:04 UTC Post #342266
Guess who's gonna stay up till the result.... c'est moi.
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-16 22:47:46 UTC Post #342269
You're going to be up for a long time, because the results are manually published after some reviews are written up.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-17 00:02:23 UTC Post #342270
You're going to be up for a long time, because the results are manually published after some reviews are written up.
Awww shucks...
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-17 00:32:32 UTC Post #342271
Though with only 3 entries, that won't take too long. Right?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-17 03:01:39 UTC Post #342275
Shouldn't take too long at all. In fact here they are!
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-17 03:49:05 UTC Post #342276
Now that's a well-deserved winner if I've ever seen one! Congratz yall, guess I can head to bed now :cool:
CPripyatUit CPripyatUitshe/her, they/them
Posted 3 months ago2019-03-17 10:18:36 UTC Post #342279
Agreed, well deserved first place. Congrats to all!

Weirdly had a dream that you were the winner, however you also created the next competition which meant building a foosball table that had to include memes. I was shooketh and frustrated
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Posted 3 months ago2019-03-17 20:19:24 UTC Post #342283
Yay, I won! Thanks guys, and thanks to everyone who voted for my entry!
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