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#51 brethren

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:19 PM

I think I'll make an attempt at an entry for this contest, since the Novice Campaign seems to have died somewhat. I can post over at TTLG about the contest too if no one else wants to.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:23 PM

I think I'll make an attempt at an entry for this contest, since the Novice Campaign seems to have died somewhat.

Damnit. :(
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#53 SeriousToni

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:24 PM

I think I'll make an attempt at an entry for this contest, since the Novice Campaign seems to have died somewhat.


Really? How could this happen? :o

Damnit. :(


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#54 brethren

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:50 PM

Really? How could this happen? :o


It still might work out, but I'm pessimistic. In retrospect, it was a fairly tall order to get a bunch of noobs on the same page to complete a campaign. I think something like this (The Beginner Contest) probably has a much higher chance to succeed for first timers.

Re: the contest - I'm really glad there's a size limitation. Komag was smart in that most of his contests were small and produced not only some awesome high-quality, fun missions, but also a large number of them. Save the huge ambitions for your 2nd attempt. I would also recommend (within reason) trying to put as many features from the A-Z tutorial into your own mission as possible, just for experience sake. That's what I'm going to do.

#55 Sir Taffsalot

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:22 PM

I high jacked Lord Soths thread over at TTLG to stop over crowding. I'm wondering if I should have just made a new one.

Welcome aboard Brethren. I'll add you to the list.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:20 PM

If mappers want to give their map some extra buzz without getting carried away, they could always showcase some of the newer TDM features that haven't been used much (or at all), like vine arrows, suspicious doors and lights, etc.
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#57 ungoliant

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

my mapping is on halt until i am employed again. At such a time where I can justify using free time for mapping again, I might want to pick up mid-way through this contest as well (if the novice-campaign is really dead, that is)

#58 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:48 AM

my mapping is on halt until i am employed again. At such a time where I can justify using free time for mapping again, I might want to pick up mid-way through this contest as well (if the novice-campaign is really dead, that is)


Do you really believe you suit in this contest? :)

#59 ungoliant

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:03 AM

until i officially release an FM, i'm a nooblet. thats the way it works B)

#60 Sir Taffsalot

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:12 AM

Ungoliant, if you start working on an FM and think you can get it finished by the deadline then let me know and I'll gladly add you to the list.
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#61 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:37 AM

until i officially release an FM, i'm a nooblet. thats the way it works B)


I asked for keeping balance between skills. If you say so, then no problem.

#62 ungoliant

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:02 AM

Ungoliant, if you start working on an FM and think you can get it finished by the deadline then let me know and I'll gladly add you to the list.

I'll let you know if and when :smile:

I asked for keeping balance between skills. If you say so, then no problem.


Hrrrm, well maybe I shouldn't really be the official authority on such matters, but thats what I believe.
Anyways, yes, i've posted a few pretty pictures, a couple scripts, an entity or 2, and did some plot, readables, and puzzles for a released FM, but that by no means is any indicator that I'm capable of fitting all the pieces together into a great FM of solely my own creation. The individual aspects of FM creation have a certain synergy together when done properly, and a persons mapping skill cannot be truly gauged until a whole FM is actually put together and released. I'd reserve judgment about 'skills' until such time.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:37 AM

If mappers want to give their map some extra buzz without getting carried away, they could always showcase some of the newer TDM features that haven't been used much (or at all), like vine arrows, suspicious doors and lights, etc.


I would definetly like to add suspicious objects and doors, is there documentation on them already that could look into?

#64 SeriousToni

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:49 AM

Me too here! :)

And is this already an 1.07 updated version?
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#65 Springheel

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

Comprehensive info for suspicious lights is here: http://wiki.thedarkm...lighting_Lights

I don't see a similar article for doors, but the spawnarg is "shouldbeclosed" "1" I believe. Check the box for "inherited properties" in the entity window while selecting a door, and you should be able to find it.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for heads up, this will keep me busy for a while, running a couple of map tests. With object awereness and a few triggered routes, this is about as far as I will go in terms of custom complexity on the majority of the map, besides the geometry itself. Then there'll be the last scene, but I'll first get the map complete and working before worrying about that (Springheel has given me a huge help on the first step already).

Ungoliant and brethren, come on board already! :)

Edited by RPGista, 14 December 2011 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:56 AM

Lo dudes been away for about a week so back now. Thanks to Sir Taffsalot for sorting this out. Im willing to give a Dark Mod mug for the winner. Not much but its summit for the hard work :).

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:01 AM

I think I'll make an attempt at an entry for this contest, since the Novice Campaign seems to have died somewhat. I can post over at TTLG about the contest too if no one else wants to.

lolz
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#69 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

Wow ttlg community is really interested with darkmod. You can tell that by their responses to fms and contests. :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:20 AM

Wow ttlg community is really interested with darkmod. You can tell that by their responses to fms and contests. :rolleyes:

and what are you expected ? do you really think that ttlg Thief vets will be exited by an average darkmod fms which is much smaller and worse than T2 fm's ?
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#71 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

and what are you expected ? do you really think that ttlg Thief vets will be exited by an average darkmod fms which is much smaller and worse than T2 fm's ?


Nope, they are not interested in general with darkmod. Besides, there are some good halloween fms lately.

#72 Shadowhide

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

Nope, they are not interested in general with darkmod. Besides, there are some good halloween fms lately.

Darkmod is barely playable on 4gb machine and there is no official darkmod campaign.
I tried to play A night to Remember,but perfomance was poor even indoor,and game were crashing.
Darkmod is half-dead mod.Missions releasing rarely and they are fairly average (most of them)
So its not a surprise
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#73 Xarg

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:03 AM

I suggest upgrading your calculator.

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#74 Baddcog

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:08 AM

Darkmod is barely playable on 4gb machine and there is no official darkmod campaign.
I tried to play A night to Remember,but perfomance was poor even indoor,and game were crashing.
Darkmod is half-dead mod.Missions releasing rarely and they are fairly average (most of them)
So its not a surprise


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#75 SiyahParsomen

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:13 AM

barely on 4gb? lol, you are right. :laugh:

Even first version of RTTC was poor on performance. They just need some tweak, and IIRC FM said he'll optimize it later.

Darkmod is half-dead mod


Maybe, but this can change so suddenly since source is in our hands. Besides, campaign is up to community.

Edited by SiyahParsomen, 17 December 2011 - 11:26 AM.





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