fllood Posted May 15, 2011 Report Share Posted May 15, 2011 (edited) Following the discussion of the Released and Upcoming thread Fidcal and I came up with some ideas how we could save abandoned labours of love. We came up with the following for contributing and adopting unfinished work maintained in this thread: How to contribute? If for any reason you decide to quitworking on a map, map parts, etc. please consider contributing your abandoned work to the community! Alike poof of concepts and appealing results from "just playing around" may be interesting for other people to use or continue. To do so just send me a private message with all helpful information about your work so far (see format right below) and a link where I can download it. Please do not post any download link in this thread. I will archive your work on one of the Team's TDM servers plus backup on my own and list your map like this: FM's (WIP) Name: ... Former author(s): ... Current author(s): (If any) Status: (free for adoption / in work) Due Date: (the next date I expect a new WIP version and progress report) Type: (Mansion, City, Crypt, Wilderness, ...) Theme: (Gold Heist, Horror, Story Focused, Inventors, ...) Progress: (Geometry, Details, AI, Gameplay, ... in some rough percentage) Informations: (anything the authors like to share about the work so far) How to adopt? Send a PM to me. (Please do not contact any team member. I will consult with them where needed.) If you have already released an FM for TDM then most likely adoption will be granted. If you have never released an FM most likely it won't. If you did release FM's for Thief or a mod for any other game please send details that help us to decide. If you're the Original Author you can always pick up your committed work again as long as it is still (or again) "free for adoption". What do we expect from authors who did adopt assets? All former authors must be given credit upon release. You may like to use the unfinished assets the way you like: use parts in your own map or continue finishing the abandoned map. I will set a due date by default of 12 months. We do expect you to do a brief progress note and send the latest WIP files (to me) (or a good excuse!) by every due date. I'll update the archives on the TDM servers with the your latest WIP map and set the next due date. If nothing is heard from you then the latest work can be again offered for adoption. Someone else might want to finish the FM. We and the former authors have to trust anyone given responsibility of the assets of a possibly already superb unfinished map. If someone miss a few weeks no problem. But I expect the new mapper to be dedicated to send work progress reliably and uncalled to me to update the archive and the thread information: If I do not get an update until due date I will set the status "free for adoption" again and due date: "no update from author in time". Please note: Don't rely on me calling the author, nor do any reminders! We all know it sometimes happens that people cannot continue a work for different reasons (if so, please PM me), lose interest or worst case just vanish ! Our strict rule for regular updates should make sure that entrusted maps won't get privately shelfed or ever lost, are really worked on and allow other authors to adopt a work if a map is abandoned again. We hope to so see a some great unfinished works being worked on again and completed. So, fellow authors ... contribute your unfinished work List of Abandoned Works _________________________________________ Please check the wiki for details of abandoned work free for adoption and adopted maps: https://wiki.thedarkmod.com/index.php?title=Abandoned_Works Edited November 6, 2022 by fllood 2 Quote "To rush is without doubt the most important enemy of joy" ~ Thieves Saying Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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