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Race-themed map competition

Postby Taivyx » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:37 am

This (staff-approved) map competition is, in essence, a contest to see who can create the best racing map.

Since Maveritchell has released his racemode source and I know of at least 2 people who are doing racing maps already, I thought of this.

In addition to that, we can use the winning map for the annual swoop/podracing competition!

The judges will be, of course, the public.

And now onto the technical stuff

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Deadline
December 15 (It's the holidays, so why not?)

Requirements
1. A proper racemode (can be Mav's, or your own). Must have scoring system, start and end, and time tracking.
2. Custom racers/race vehicles: can be skins or new models
3. A racetrack (duh)
4. Make it creative and have fun!

Suggestions
- Maybe Boonta Eve, however remember the map should be creative
- Make it fun!
- Having a custom racemode will most likely up your score considerably

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Competition entrants must be announced no later than November 25.

Maps may be posted in the WIP thread, and can be WIP at this point.

Map links must be pm-ed to me by December 15, and I will post the links once I have all of them.

If this is too much like Ateas' Unorthodox map competition, I apologize.

Good luck!


Contest Entrants:

-Hak'orth: Magma Circuit, by Taivyx
-Rancor Galactic Park, by MetalcoreRancor
-Boras II: Stunt Course 3.0, by SBF_Dann_Boeing
-Coruscant: Speedway, by Darth_Maul/Xavious
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Postby EGG_GUTS » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:07 am

Sounds Good! Probably won't make a map though. There should be short cuts too :wink:

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Postby Master Fionwë » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:10 am

Well, I might try this. It would be interesting to see all the maps people make for this.

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Postby EGG_GUTS » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:14 am

So does that mean Who ever wins this comp. We send him/her our pod racers and they do vehicle spawns?

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Postby Taivyx » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:23 am

Yeah, I guess, if lieutenantcoda agrees to let the winning map be the race map.

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Postby MasterSaitek009 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:03 am

EGG_GUTS wrote:Sounds Good! Probably won't make a map though. There should be short cuts too

How can't there be shorcuts you mean. :evil:
What can you do about terrain blasting?

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Postby Taivyx » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:04 am

As long as it's fun...... for everyone

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Postby yankeefan05 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:13 am

EGG_GUTS wrote:Sounds Good! Probably won't make a map though. There should be short cuts too :wink:


Theres short cuts for the current ones too. ;)

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Postby Maveritchell » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:57 am

yankeefan05 wrote:
EGG_GUTS wrote:Sounds Good! Probably won't make a map though. There should be short cuts too :wink:


Theres short cuts for the current ones too. ;)


Jumping over foothills /= shortcuts.

On topic: *submits map*

Lol, kidding. I'd recommend standardizing the race mode coding, since there's not really any different way you're going to get the things you're looking for in a race mode.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Challenger33 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:21 pm

I propose an idea: We take all the maps' that are made for the comp's .wld files and apply one per mode in one final map. That way there could be 6 racetracks in one map.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Master Fionwë » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:33 pm

Awesome idea! That would be really cool, then it could be like a tournament. It would really increase the size, but it would be worth it I think.

Off-topic: But I like the new layout, it'll take some time getting used too, but it's really cool.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Taivyx » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:57 am

@Mav: Some could have much more creative things, such as awards (like, instead of endurance, war hero, etc.), such as "top-notch racer", when they complete a lap in under *blank* of time.

@Challenger: Nice idea, however, the public (modders or not) are our judges. We could however take the three best or so and release them in a map pack, not one map with the layers different from each other.


This is not final, however, I am working on a lava-world based racing map, and may submit it to the competition.

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Postby lieutenantcoda » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:57 am

Taivyx wrote:Yeah, I guess, if lieutenantcoda agrees to let the winning map be the race map.


wow, for the first time a decision is up to me!

well anyway, sure, i agree, the winning map shall be the race map. but like pods, there were many wacky circuits to race on. i say instead of just the winning map, how bout 2nd, 3rd, 4th best map also have vehicles! anyway, Taivyx, maybe you could set up a poll. the questions would be the pods will be in the 1st, 1st and 2nd, 1st-3rd, 1st-4th winning maps. one question could be that all maps will have the vehicles. well, if the poll does come out, it will be decided.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Master Fionwë » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:13 am

I think that Challenger's idea is pretty good. I think that he means we could do it like this:
the first map would be under conquest, and this is just an example


ReadDataFile("dc:RAC\\rac.lvl", "rac_race1")

the second would have this in the script:

ReadDataFile("dc:RAC\\rac.lvl", "rac_race2")

and the third would have:

ReadDataFile("dc:RAC\\rac.lvl", "rac_race3")


I think that would be a pretty good setup. If three maps would be included, then combine the odfs and msh, and all that stuff together for each map, and then have a world1, world2 and world3 in the main world folder, in this example RAC. That would free up addon space by two-three maps.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Taivyx » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:20 am

@Fionwe the Master ( :P ): Non-modders may find it weird, and bug us about it. The simplest (although larger) option would be a mappack.

I can't seem to find how to do a poll, can someone help me?
The place where the poll options were before has turned into a file attachment place.


EDIT: I just thought of something. Since racing works best in multiplayer, how bout for the testing, we set up a server running all of the comp maps? It could be at a certain time, so everyone who wants to can test it.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Master Fionwë » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:36 am

That would work, yeah. But then everyone who wants to test any map would need to have each one in their addon folder.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Taivyx » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:00 am

That is the point of testing........ to get and test all of them, then decide which one is the best out of all of them.

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Challenger33 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:24 pm

Master Fionwë wrote:I think that Challenger's idea is pretty good. I think that he means we could do it like this:
the first map would be under conquest, and this is just an example


ReadDataFile("dc:RAC\\rac.lvl", "rac_race1")

the second would have this in the script:

ReadDataFile("dc:RAC\\rac.lvl", "rac_race2")

and the third would have:

ReadDataFile("dc:RAC\\rac.lvl", "rac_race3")


I think that would be a pretty good setup. If three maps would be included, then combine the odfs and msh, and all that stuff together for each map, and then have a world1, world2 and world3 in the main world folder, in this example RAC. That would free up addon space by two-three maps.


Yeah, that was my idea exactly! :D Thanks for the feedback on my idea (btw Fionwe, check your PM's in the JD Forums).

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Master Fionwë » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:11 pm

What's JD forums? :?

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Re: Race-themed map competition

Postby Taivyx » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:31 pm

Could a admin/mod add a poll like leutenaintcoda (sp?) specified?
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