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Old 10-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #61   Add To Ignore List  
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Fine.

I've noticed that those arrows that show up when you hold ctrl to move something don't show up anymore

any way to get them to show up again?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:46 AM   #62   Add To Ignore List  
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I have two questions about this contest:

1) Can me and DmG work on this project via "Pass The Map" style?
2) Can we show our current progress via screenshots?
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Um.......A two person map versus a one person map isn't exactly fair is it?
I suppose the both of you can make a mappack, but then the maps will have to be rated seperately as two authors

It's best that you don't show screenshots.
We want to be surprised at what we end up playing when the contest ends

Hence the reason I haven't shown anything except an enemy no matter how desperately I want to
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:27 AM   #64   Add To Ignore List  
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Alright then, count us in =]
And what about the deadline? Is not set yet?
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Um.......A two person map versus a one person map isn't exactly fair is it?
I suppose the both of you can make a mappack, but then the maps will have to be rated seperately as two authors
Well, it is just impossible to check how many authors have worked on a map. Just like SLAwww with his architectures from Wings3d. (if you do remember the Simple Room Contest )

It is possible that a map is made by multiple mappers, but they can agree to submit the mapper under one person. So, if Finzy is interested to implement a rule regarding this, he would have to look out for things like that.

However, it is still up to Finzy to implement this rule. What I am trying to say that rules like these won't really be effective.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:37 AM   #67   Add To Ignore List  
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1) Can me and DmG work on this project via "Pass The Map" style?
I see nothing wrong with that. It'd be different if you both worked on it at the same time, that might make things a bit unfair, but hey, even then it's a community contest and nothing hardcore with a dead-set of rules. I just want to see people making some maps with SED2 again. There's no real prize other than being l33t for winning the contest either, and all contributions are welcome, regardless of skill.

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Um.......A two person map versus a one person map isn't exactly fair is it?
I suppose the both of you can make a mappack, but then the maps will have to be rated seperately as two authors
The map will be rated as having two authors. Rating each person's additions would be pretty difficult and inpractical like TwL said.

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2) Can we show our current progress via screenshots?
Yes, please do, but do this in your own showcase threads (unless it's just ideas or early WIP/concept shots). It's okay to post a link to the screenshots in this thread too once you've posted some. Actually I'd encourage people to post screenshots of their work so there's something for the public to see too, and maybe it'll give people some more inspiration

(This is my opinion, sorry Deepblue - I think it's fair game as long as you don't show everything there is to the level in the screenshots)

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And what about the deadline? Is not set yet?
The current deadline is "middle of November", as in November 15th, but it's adjustable. I think we could extend it to the start of December so people will have more time, depending on how fast we receive results.

Welcome to the club!

EDIT: Updated first post with a link to this post and added GeForceNoob + DmG, plus some info about the possibility of packing the maps together to a coop mappack.

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Old 10-26-2008, 12:50 PM   #68   Add To Ignore List  
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OK, OK
One screen shot. That's all you're getting until the contest ends

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9215/clipboard01kw1.th.pnghttp://img219.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif

I realize it kinda resembles Wytas' map in some way. But I can't help that
I can however, stop it looking as good (though that's unavoidable too)

The map will be full of nothing but dead things including Kleers and skeletons
Only two NPCs in the whole map for storyline purposes only, otherwise it's Sam alone all the way

I'm not guaranteeing anything. Not even map completion

/me returns to mapping
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:26 PM   #69   Add To Ignore List  
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Love the look of it so far, especially the fog But I meant that you should post the screenshots in your showcase and then post a link here if you wish (so we'll avoid clogging up the contest pages with pics). I guess it's alright if you're not gonna post any more though (I wish you did ).

Maybe try to add grass and something above the cliffs? It'd look Wytastic with those in.

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Ye, I now that it is a little bit late... But... Can I participate?
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #71   Add To Ignore List  
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Ye, I now that it is a little bit late... But... Can I participate?
It's never too late... to participate
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:37 AM   #72   Add To Ignore List  
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I'm sure Finzy won't mind putting the finish date forward if you want to join and need more time
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Don't warry, it is fine.
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You're in, good sir.

Awesome, we've got 7 contestants so far, making this the biggest contest yet for SED2!
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:21 AM   #75   Add To Ignore List  
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So would everyone be okay with extending the deadline to 4th of December? I think that at least personally I'm gonna need some more time to finish my map(s).
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:45 PM   #76   Add To Ignore List  
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Ugh, I'll definately be needing that time extension
It takes me too long to make one room and fight
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I've only made one empty terrain so far, and now I'm working on the lightning (which is a pain in the ass to get right due to several reasons regarding time of day and custom backgrounds).
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:05 PM   #78   Add To Ignore List  
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Well, i got whole new idea and i need to translate it to paper...then ill try to map it...
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Finzy: Lightning = Bolts of energy in sky. Lighting = How a room has lights.
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Ryason55 has joined the gam... err... contest

I've been working on a map for a while. I've gotten a couple rooms started already. Here's a picture of the wip starting room.
I have a "story" and boss fight in mind. Now I just have to figure out everything in the middle and make the map.
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Finzy: Lightning = Bolts of energy in sky. Lighting = How a room has lights.
Stupid English, I always thought it was lightning universally.

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I've been working on a map for a while. I've gotten a couple rooms started already. Here's a picture of the wip starting room.
I have a "story" and boss fight in mind. Now I just have to figure out everything in the middle and make the map.
Aye aye, welcome, you're in. Is that the map with portals?
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I shouldn't think it's his portal map.
Not exactly a spooky theme is it?

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Heh, don't worry.
A lot of people around here seem to get those two words mixed up
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I have told him before, though
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I shouldn't think it's his portal map.
Not exactly a spooky theme is it?
Sure it is, just add proper lighting and sounds.

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I told you via steam, and speaking of steam, get on it.
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Man I can't decide which kind of lightning looks better...

Dark/slightly blue

or...

Slightly lighter/more purple

Both have their good and bad points. The first one would obviously be better for making the map look scary, but then the terrain would be less visible (though there will be a number of light sources). The second one would make the map look more lit, but then I think it would lose some of its athmosphere. What do you think? The pics are taken from the start of the map where you wake up from a car crash, so there will be a flaming car nearby and some debris etc lying around.

I don't think it's too dark however, I can see the terrain just fine on my monitor and it actually looks quite natural, but I fear some people can't be arsed to increase their brightness/contrast (mine's set to 50% btw).
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I think second would be good, but a bit darker...
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I think I might go with the first one; here's pics of some test clouds I added (streaks will probably be removed or toned down, I was just testing how they'd look):

Pic 1

Pic 2

I might use different clouds as a base too.

EDIT: And yes I'm going for a much more realistic look this time.

EDIT #2: Did some more work on the clouds (now they actually look pretty cool IMO ), decided to leave the streaks in still:

Improved Clouds Pic 1

Improved Clouds Pic 2

Improved Clouds Pic 3

Once I get more stuff in I'll be moving to my showcase thread for screenies. Comments welcome, this is all very early WIP so I could use the feedback.

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I'm fine with this new deadline. I'm doing SP (and COOP?) map, not too dark, but scary
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This is what i came up with for now, only ideas...

Main map
http://static2.filefront.com/images/personal/v/vinko/120759/srzpyvfujh.jpg

One of houses
http://static2.filefront.com/images/personal/v/vinko/120759/zthxsezjer.jpg

Crypt
http://static2.filefront.com/images/personal/v/vinko/120759/wkolwfdimw.jpg

But you can't see too much from this pics...
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