DOD:S map contest


-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 09:23 AM
Hi All,

Iím the founder and owner of -=SS=- Super Sports DOD:S clan. I want bring back the glory days of Day of Defeat, therefore Iím starting a DOD:S map contest.

The top 3 Winners of the contest will win $500 US dollars in total by money order.

First Prize $300
2nd Prize $150
3rd Prize $50

Rules:
***The maps are to be in a "playable state".
***Can't port works that weren't originally made by them.
Must be custom map, DOD:S stock maps donít qualify.
Must be DOD:S map, NO HL2 CS maps.
Yes you can convert DOD 1.3 maps.
Must have good FPS and enhanced for better game playing.

Please keep in mind:
Dark maps donít do well
Pure sniper map donít do well
Some maps with huge download over 40mb donít do well
A balanced map is a must, so both Axis and Allies friendly

DOD:S mappers are interested, must be register on the www.dodssclan forum:
Goto www.dodssclan.com
Top left corner, click on Portal
Top left corner again, just above Menu click on register
Please introduce your self on the map forum, and provide some details of the map entering the contest.

*** Other incentive >>> All Mappers entering the contest will receive reserve slot on both -=SS=- DOD:S game servers.

Good luck!!!

Thanks & cheers, Kurt

El Capitan
01-15-2006, 09:46 AM
Very good to see your doing something like this for the community!

To make the contest a bit more fair, maybe introduce some more guidelines as to how the map should be constructed to prevent people submitting maps they've been working on for 3 years? Just an idea!

travis
01-15-2006, 09:50 AM
Good idea and it's wowing me that you are putting in $500 of your own money, you should have it so people can't port works that weren't originally made by them as i'm sure we are all for creativity and originality.

Furyo
01-15-2006, 09:51 AM
Some questions:


Can maps released before the start of this contest be submitted?

How many maps can a single mapper submit?

You say that the map needs to enter the top 10 in order to win. The question being, win what? I suppose the 500 USD prize goes to the top ranked map? Or are you sharing this 500 USD prize among the top 10 mappers with a smaller amount as ranks go down?

What's the limit date to enter the contest? You may not have a clear date for the voting, but having a deadline for mappers would help us plan our work.

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 10:07 AM
Hi El Capitan

Thanks!!!

What ever the map is, players will decide if the map is good or not. I have almost every new released DOD:S run on my DOD:S servers, some maps has been there for 3 months and it's filling up the server, and some maps players disconnect so fast I removed the map in 2 days.

I'm not a mapper, just a gamer loving DOD. My drive is to get more mappers working on custom maps so we can have fun and enjoy the game like the old days. Lets bring back the old days of DOD to Source.

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 10:16 AM
Hi Travis,

You and I played on Kustom Kettlein the old days, I beleive your tag was Red snapper I think.

You have an awesome map Sherman, lots of fun... Maybe you can bring it back??? I like to see you in the contest;)

It would be a waste to see some awesome DOD 1.3 maps lost forever...agree?

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 10:18 AM
If a mapper has been working on a map for the last 3 years now, it's time to finishing it off and start playing.

Is it good enough to win $500, only the players playing the map will know and decide.

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 10:27 AM
Hi Furyo,

Can maps released before the start of this contest be submitted?

Released maps donít qualify, because I want to see more and better maps.

How many maps can a single mapper submit?

NO limit

You say that the map needs to enter the top 10 in order to win. The question being, win what? I suppose the 500 USD prize goes to the top ranked map? Or are you sharing this 500 USD prize among the top 10 mappers with a smaller amount as ranks go down?

1 winner $500, decide by stats on map rank and -=SS=- member will vote on the top 10 maps registed.

http://supersports.hlstatsx.com/hlstats.php?mode=maps&game=dods

What's the limit date to enter the contest? You may not have a clear date for the voting, but having a deadline for mappers would help us plan our work.

I will set a time line next few weeks depends on # of maps entered the contest, I would recommend mappers get the map done ASAP, let the map run on the -=SS=- servers, so you can see the results. If it doesn't do well, maybe more revision is required.

Cheers, Kurt

travis
01-15-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by -=SS=- Kurt
Hi Travis,

You and I played on Kustom Kettlein the old days, I beleive your tag was Red snapper I think.

You have an awesome map Sherman, lots of fun... Maybe you can bring it back??? I like to see you in the contest;)

It would be a waste to see some awesome DOD 1.3 maps lost forever...agree?

Cheers, Kurt

Yeah I thought that was you, I used many different alias's prettymuch a new one each time I joined a server :P i'm a rather high-profile dod player :P it avoids the stigma

silly snappa would have been it btw :P

Moe
01-15-2006, 10:35 AM
btw, heya Travis. Another random time seeing you, eh(rimshot). Time to get the game head on! It's been a while, but you can do it!

Cmon Furyo, you can do it! Apply everything you learned from all those dijon playtests we did!

GingerLord, I know we missed you birthday, but fo it anyway! Come back to source, you old codger!

FuzzDad, comeon, pick up the gauntlet!
Anvil is awesome (it's really my favorite source map, no offense to anyone else). but come on you old fart! Rise to this challenge! (insert mental viagra joke here).

Furyo
01-15-2006, 10:38 AM
So according to your link, the top 10 is decided by the number of kills that have been made on said top 10 maps, because "the higher the number, the more time the map has been played for"?

That might be a little biased. Small tight maps where people meet a lot would be at an advantage over some larger maps where people can hide better, where the action isn't so intense?

travis
01-15-2006, 10:41 AM
hahah hey Moe :)~ long time mate

Kid-A
01-15-2006, 10:48 AM
Wow, good on you for this. Anyhows I suggest that the 500 be split (250, 150, 50?) provided you get enough decent entrants. The 2nd and 3rd places will have had just as much work put in to them.

I think a month is a sensible. Remember Fuzzdad has been working on anvil for more than 6 months...

Well I'll get on with my prome remake for source.

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 11:00 AM
Hi Furyo

Just look at Bleakhill2, it's a big map and fill up the servers everytime is on.

Lerouge and tiger are small but quick action maps. Really depends on the mapper. Lerouge is a old map but does well. Some pretty maps just came out, lack of action and players get bored.

Oh yes, think back to the old DOD 1.3 days, Sherman is a big map but did very well. A map need to be balanced and challenging. So players want to play it over and over again.

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 11:09 AM
I will put out $500 US dollars, let all the mappers register on the contest vote on it.

1) $500 win all by 1 mapper

or

2) $500 be split ($300, $150, $50)

I'm flexable, lets get it going... show me some awesome fun maps and I will pay out.

Good luck!!!

Kurt

StreamlineData
01-15-2006, 01:22 PM
WHOA. Against all the vets, I have no chance!!!

theozzmancometh
01-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Kurt if you wanna break down 2nd and 3rd places, I'll throw in 100 myself.

--Ozz

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 02:01 PM
Hi Kid-A,

I would love to see the return of Prome remake for source, it was a big time favorite on my list and on Kustom Kettle.

Salute, Kurt

-BIG-T-
01-15-2006, 02:05 PM
Kudos to you, im really warmed by you giving insparation to new mappers (and old ones alike)
This is what source needs though undoubtably! :D

Steiner
01-15-2006, 02:36 PM
Nice idea Kurt! I hope lots of mappers feel encouraged and release some quality maps.

travis
01-15-2006, 02:47 PM
If the timeframe was just 1 month and I were to start from the moment I hit 'submit reply' theres no way I would be able to finnish in time personally, i'm a moderately busy person and do have a bit of time to map but 1month, dunno bout that tbh

Kid-A
01-15-2006, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by -=SS=- Kurt
Hi Kid-A,

I would love to see the return of Prome remake for source, it was a big time favorite on my list and on Kustom Kettle.

Salute, Kurt Well prome was never actually finished. At the beta stage I got some sort of weird error I couldn't fix. I think I may know what it was now but that was quite a while ago.

Because of that it never had a proper 'release' so I never got any real feedback. Nice to know some people enjoyed it though!

I've been inactive map wise as my comp needed an upgrade before a week ago. But I'm back now.

travis I think he wants an unreleased map within 1 month. Could be something you've been working on aslong as it's not released. At least that's my understanding. I think it's a good idea as many mappers start something but don't finish.

{GL}DoubleD
01-15-2006, 03:04 PM
:eek: I might join this.


But I don't do it for money, man! I do it for fun! ... and blowj---

fun, strictly for fun.

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Hi All,

I don't want you guys work 7/24 without any sleep, DOD:S is only a game, your personal life is more important.

2 months - Lets make the contest end March 15th 12:00pm EST, then both -=SS=- 32 players servers will only run maps registered in the contest; stats to be collected and decision can be made. Prize money will be paid out on March 31st, 2006.

Cheers, Kurt

ultranew_b
01-15-2006, 03:49 PM
So, technically I could release the final version of Sora and enter it, since it is technically not released yet.

just jokin' :P

I'll most likely submit a map for this contest. I'm always working on something anyway, why not. I have about 3-4 maps started atm.

:)

wickit
01-15-2006, 04:01 PM
/me puts down smallhill
and picks up from 1 i started a while back:)

StreamlineData
01-15-2006, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by ultranew_b
I'll most likely submit a map for this contest. I'm always working on something anyway, why not. I have about 3-4 maps started atm.lol... I think we all do. :D

Ginger Lord
01-15-2006, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by Moe

GingerLord, I know we missed you birthday, but fo it anyway! Come back to source, you old codger!

The damage is done :o


:p

Lozer T. User
01-15-2006, 06:32 PM
This will be interesting...May as well go all in on this contest...

-=SS=- Kurt
01-15-2006, 10:13 PM
Hi Streamlinedata and Buzzard, -=SS=- clan mappers please note...

The pot of $500 is set, but some mappers would like to see 3 prizes, because they are going against with some very good mappers. Point taken and it's fine with me.

Therefore I'm changing to the following:

First Prize $300
2nd Prize $150
3rd Prize $50

If 1 of you or both win any of the 3 prizes, then I will pay out double or triple. If you didn't win I will pay out $100 for each map you created, same rules apply. Just a little incentive to be a DOD:S mapper on the -=SS=- clan.

Good luck!!!

Kurt.

Ricochet
01-16-2006, 08:31 AM
Great idea Kurt!

I don't know whether 2 months will be long enough but I am looking forward to seeing the results.

It's a shame that objective based maps aren't implemented yet. That would have given us a much larger variety in maps...

Flash
01-17-2006, 09:55 AM
May I suggest one thing Kurt?

They need to have a working Mini Map ;)

Nothing discourages peeps faster then being lost on a new map. Once they form a negitive opinion, to them, the map will suck for all eternity.

-=SS=- Kurt
01-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Hi Flash,

Thanks!!!

Must have working mini map added to the contest rules.

Cheers, Kurt

StreamlineData
01-17-2006, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by Flash
May I suggest one thing Kurt?

They need to have a working Mini Map ;)

Nothing discourages peeps faster then being lost on a new map. Once they form a negitive opinion, to them, the map will suck for all eternity. This is not entirely true... there are some maps that people absolutely love (foxhunt) but have no mini-map.

But thanks for introducing the one hurdle that I actually have the most trouble with.

eddi.
01-17-2006, 01:22 PM
sounds fun

Gorbachev
01-18-2006, 01:53 AM
Time to Gorbalyze one of my relics.

superdead
01-18-2006, 07:32 AM
WOW very nice idea
GLLLLLLLLLL
to all the mappers

-=SS=- Kurt
02-01-2006, 11:22 AM
DOD:S mapper don't forget to register if you're interested participating in the map contest.

www.dodssclan.com

Cheers, Kurt

StreamlineData
02-11-2006, 10:50 AM
Yeah guys... I know that ALOT of you want to do this contest... but in order to actually get your maps in and everything, you MUST be registered on the forum and post in this thread:

http://www.dodssclan.com/PNC/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=856&sid=55302bedc7098fb715951a4e718327f3

Good luck!

Invisi
02-13-2006, 05:21 PM
I love the custom maps as it adds more variance to the stock maps released

GL for all you mappers out there

-=SS=- Kurt
02-14-2006, 08:09 AM
Hi to all Mappers:

To make the contest friendlier to all mappers and fair. I have decided the following and removed some restrictions:

1) Maps sponsored by me, also qualify for the official DOD:S map contest.
2) You can enter as many map as you can.
3) Only mapper registered in the contest that will be able to submit their released maps for the contest now.
4) Mappers entering the contest please let me know your map names.

*** Please note: It's nice to have a awesome pretty map, but it's much more important if you focus on game play.

To register goto:

www.dodssclan.com

Forum link to post your entry to the contest and map:

http://www.dodssclan.com/PNC/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=20&sid=da14dec6965a9f557ebca9741f5b02a6

You must register ASAP and submit your map to me before March 15th 12:00pm EST, then both -=SS=- 32 players servers will only run maps registered in the contest; stats to be collected and decision can be made. Prize money will be paid out on March 31st, 2006. Public Players & members of -=SS=- clan will decide the 3 winners of the DOD:S map contest. May the best 3 maps win.

The top 3 Winners of the contest will win $500 US dollars in total by money order.

First Prize $300
2nd Prize $150
3rd Prize $50

Good luck and Cheers,

Kurt

ultranew_b
02-27-2006, 04:26 PM
I'm withdrawing myself from the contest. My map has too many custom models in it that i did not create.

Good Luck to those that do enter !!

:)

StreamlineData
02-27-2006, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by ultranew_b
I'm withdrawing myself from the contest. My map has too many custom models in it that i did not create.

Good Luck to those that do enter !!

:) How is that an issue?

ultranew_b
02-27-2006, 05:08 PM
A big part of my map are the custom models. I could potentially collect money for material I did not make. I'd rather avoid the headaches and release a free version I don't have to worry about.

:)

tizomiz
03-02-2006, 02:53 PM
Fellow members,

[MG]TiZ here. Wow, I have been so busy the last month and a half, I didn't even know there was a competition. I have completely revamped my idea for my map dod_zendungraph.
I started from scratch and have the structure complete. I will be entering the competition today. By the way, we are all using DOD models that come with the stock maps, I think its just a matter of creating your own CSG portion of the map and using game models to make it more realistic. If it was down to creating the models themselves as well, then heck we might as well insist on creating our own textures. This is no doubt not a feasible expectation of the "junior" mapper. I think straight up creativity and originality is what the primary goal of the competition is. I think anyone who has put the hours in it takes to create a complete from scratch custom map, should enter it for the hell of it, even if they think they can do better on it, there is always version 2. Dont get me wrong, lets not submit maps that we can make in ten minutes and are boring to play after 30 seconds. I am excited, however I think for the next competition, you should give at least 4 months. This is one third of a year and will generate better results among us. Dont get me wrong, just the pure idea of this competition is kool, it takes alot of work to set something like that up and really brings people together who have busted their humps on creating maps. I cant even begin to tell you how many times I get in arguments with my girl over the fact im spending time mapping, in her eyes its all the time, to me its........ " one minute women, I have couple more walls to put up, then I will come out while I compile what I have done for a test"...... <<<hahahhahahah ,, that never goes over well.... Anyways, I talk to much, looking forward to the comp.....

TiZ

StreamlineData
03-02-2006, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by tizomiz
I will be entering the competition today.It's VERY IMPORTANT that you make sure you register in the -=SS=- clan forum and post in this thread:
http://www.dodssclan.com/PNC/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=856&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15&sid=e94789fb56c2f27f68820a2725ee3eb1

Col. Squinty
03-03-2006, 06:22 AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing the end results as there are some awesome mappers involved here, I will definately be adding the best to the =82nd Rangers= servers.

Good luck all.

-=SS=- Kurt
03-03-2006, 01:45 PM
Hi All,

Tick Tock Tick TockÖMarch 15th is coming up soon.

As of March 12th here are all the maps officially entered the -=SS=- DOD:S map contest

*********************************

Maps officially entered the -=SS=- DOS:S map contest

dod_bouddha >>> StreamlineData
dod_harbor >>> Neutrino
dod_paysage >>> Neutrino
dod_bunkerdown >>> GrandArchitech
dod_Merderet DOD:S remake >>> Fonebone
dod_ardennes >>> AgentS
dod_claviers >>> Yetihw
dod_epicentre >>> Kid-A
dod_tarante or dod_taranto >>> Swatje
dod_zendungraph >>> tizomiz
dod_churchyard_b5 >>> MrGrubby

***Map released on DOD web site with BSP file, ready for the contest***

dod_dijon >>> Furyo
dod_subterrainia_b2 >>> El Capitan
dod_hectic >>> PanFrie
dod_passage_b2 >>> StreamlineData
dod_devastation >>> Squinty


*********************************

If you're not on the list and interested to join the contest, please register at:

www.dodssclan.com

Forum index/maps

Thanks & good luck!!!

Kurt

haircut
03-03-2006, 05:09 PM
wow ... good luck to all that enter.

-=SS=- Kurt
03-04-2006, 10:01 AM
Gentlemen and ladies...

Please ensure your map entering the contest are viable for 32 players server, some maps out there don't have enough spawn points so it's not running on both -=SS=- 32 players servers. When players just sit in the spawn and can't join the game then ...... you get my point.

Thanks, Kurt

Moe
03-06-2006, 01:50 AM
Goodluck to all who enter.

Kid-A
03-08-2006, 03:35 PM
I was actually wondering what time of day the competition closes? It can actually be quite important because of time zones...

-=SS=- Kurt
03-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Hi to all mappers entering the contest:

Please E-mail me directly, so I can setup & forwarding your FTP server access to you, then you can upload your map directly to a working DOD:S server.

kurt.panzermeyer@sympatico.ca

1) Map (BSP file) must be submitted by March 15th, 2006 12:00pm EST
2) Judging and assessment of the map - March 15th to March 31st
3) Winner announcement April 02nd.
4) Prizes issued and distributed on April 04th.

Thanks, Kurt

Moe
03-11-2006, 05:16 PM
a few more days . . .

tizomiz
03-11-2006, 08:17 PM
When would it be considered appropriate to start hosting our map on our own servers, the 15th or after the announced winner on the 2nd of april? Just curious.....

-=SS=- Kurt
03-12-2006, 01:02 AM
Hi,

I know some mappers have released their map already, so You can release and host your map as soon as you are ready, you should have your BSP file ready for me before March 15th, 2006 12:00pm.

I have a special server setup with FTP access, please contact me by E-mail and I will forward the infomation to you ASAP.

Kurt.panzermeyer@sympatico.ca

Thanks, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
03-12-2006, 01:04 AM
*********************************

Maps officially entered the -=SS=- DOD:S map contest

dod_bouddha >>> StreamlineData
dod_harbor >>> Neutrino
dod_paysage >>> Neutrino
dod_bunkerdown >>> GrandArchitech
dod_Merderet DOD:S remake >>> Fonebone
dod_ardennes >>> AgentS
dod_claviers >>> Yetihw
dod_epicentre >>> Kid-A
dod_tarante or dod_taranto >>> Swatje
dod_zendungraph >>> tizomiz
dod_churchyard_b5 >>> MrGrubby

***Map released on DOD web site with BSP file, ready for the contest***

dod_dijon >>> Furyo
dod_subterrainia_b2 >>> El Capitan
dod_hectic >>> PanFrie
dod_passage_b2 >>> StreamlineData
dod_devastation >>> Squinty

*********************************

-=SS=- Kurt
03-12-2006, 10:55 AM
Here are the 3 official DOD:S servers hosting all the maps entering the -=SS=- DOD:S map contest.

66.55.158.50:27015 DOD:S #1 *** 100 TICKRATE SERVER {-=KA=- Bouddha}
66.55.159.2:27015 DOD:S #2 {-=SS=- JustKillMe}
8.9.4.113:27015 DOD:S #3

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
03-12-2006, 11:04 AM
Hi All,

I will make a surprise announcement on March 15th 2006 12:01pm EST. Very good news to all the mappers entered the contest.

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
03-13-2006, 12:39 PM
*********************************

Due date March 15th, 2006 12:00pm EST

16 Maps officially entered the -=SS=- DOD:S map contest

dod_bouddha >>> StreamlineData
dod_harbor >>> Neutrino
dod_paysage >>> Neutrino
dod_bunkerdown >>> GrandArchitech
dod_Merderet DOD:S remake >>> Fonebone
dod_claviers >>> Yetihw
dod_tarante or dod_taranto >>> Swatje
dod_zendungraph >>> tizomiz
dod_churchyard_b5 >>> MrGrubby

*** The following 7 maps BSP files have been received, officially ready for the contest***

dod_dijon >>> Furyo
dod_subterrainia_b3 >>> El Capitan
dod_hectic_b2 >>> PanFrie
dod_passage_b2 >>> StreamlineData
dod_devastation >>> Squinty
dod_ardennes_RC1 >>> AgentS
dod_epicentre_b2c >>> Kid-A

*********************************

El Capitan
03-13-2006, 12:41 PM
Kurt, I'd like to submit beta 3 of my map please. I will upload it to the FTP server! I'm just running off another compile tomorrow then I'll make sure you guys get it by the 15th.

Kid-A
03-13-2006, 05:39 PM
OK done as much as I can with my time. Couldn't overviews working so no mini map :(

I've uploaded it to the server, but failing that you can DL it here: http://mapmonger.com/files/dod_epicentre_b2c.rar

-=SS=- Kurt
03-13-2006, 11:38 PM
Hello El Capitan,

OK... Thanks!!!

Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
03-13-2006, 11:39 PM
Hi Kid-A,

I have E-mail you, please let me know if you received. Can you resolve the situations?

Thanks, Kurt

Kid-A
03-13-2006, 11:59 PM
Sent e-mail in reply.

PanFrie
03-14-2006, 12:00 AM
hey, im running the beta 2 compile off right now, im not quite sure where to send it, so im just gonna post up here whith the map when its done.

edit:

nvm, found it, sent email.

-=SS=- Kurt
03-14-2006, 02:38 PM
Hi All,

Contest will start on Wed. March 15th 2006 12:00pm EST {that is New York or Toronto time},

Some of the mappers are still scrambling to finish their map so I have decided to allow maps to be submitted within 24 hours of due date/time >>> that is 24 hours extensionÖ but you should try your best to get your map to me ASAP.

To get FTP access to upload your map, please E-mail me at:

kurt.panzermeyer@sympatico.ca

I know itís very difficult to make maps and it takes so much time; some of you guys were still working on the map 3:00am or pulling all night to get your map ready. Your personal life & health is very important.

Itís very important you register your map and submit a playable map to qualify for the surprise.

Cheers & saluteÖ

Kurt

PanFrie
03-14-2006, 03:13 PM
lol, who would be crazy enough to stay up till 3 oclock to work on a map? like, really? whos THAT crazy? :-P (and what the heck were you still doing awake????)

anyway, thanks to agent_s and el capitain, the map worked. no more problems with the compile. so il be ready to enter for tomorow. (THANKS GUYS!!!)

tizomiz
03-14-2006, 06:01 PM
-=SS=- Kurt,

I will run my final compile tonight for tomorrow. If it is easier for you, I will upload to our servers and supply you with a direct link to upload it. I can e-mai the link to you if you want instead of posting it here, this way no one else can just download the map.
I will e-mail you at Kurt.panzermeyer@sympatico.ca tomorrow between 11 and 12. If you need anything specific from me, you Can e-mail me at admin@murdergrounds.com. Looking forward to the results of every ones maps.
The map im submitting dod_zendungraph_b1 is only 50% complete from what I want. But in time version 2 will be out.

El Capitan
03-14-2006, 06:47 PM
I stayed up from about 10:30am all through the day and night until 5am 4 days in a row working on beta 2 :)

PanFrie
03-14-2006, 06:55 PM
ok cap.. you beat me... worste i've done was from 11 till 3/4 am the whole week :-P

otF yetihw
03-14-2006, 07:05 PM
Ive been up till 5-6 ish every night for the last week or so (although thats pretty normal). Its 1.55 now and I dont think Ill be getting any sleep any time soon... soo much to do arrgh *laughs a caffeine fueled sleep deprevated laugh of doom*

Neutrino
03-14-2006, 09:04 PM
ive got one in
ill most likely get the other one in as long as something doesnt come up

-=SS=- Kurt
03-14-2006, 11:28 PM
*********************************

Due date March 15th, 2006 12:00pm EST plus 24 hours extension

15 Maps officially entered the -=SS=- DOD:S map contest

dod_bunkerdown >>> GrandArchitech

*** The following 14 maps BSP files have been received, officially ready for the contest***

dod_dijon >>> Furyo
dod_subterrainia_b3 >>> El Capitan
dod_hectic_b2 >>> PanFrie
dod_passage_b2 >>> StreamlineData
dod_devastation2 >>> Squinty
dod_ardennes_RC1 >>> AgentS
dod_epicentre_b2d >>> Kid-A
dod_bouddha_b1 >>> StreamlineData
dod_churchyard_b5 >>> MrGrubby
dod_harbor_b5 >>> Neutrino
dod_Merderet DOD:S remake >>> Fonebone
dod_claviers >>> Yetihw
dod_zendungraph >>> tizomiz
dod_paysage >>> Neutrino

*********************************

otF yetihw
03-14-2006, 11:34 PM
Kurt, when you say 12.00pm do you mean midday or midnight? Just wondering:P

Plus will people loose any points or whatever for using the extension? Bottom line is I can release a slightly less unfinished version if I have a few more hours to play with tomorrow, which would obviously be preferable.

-=SS=- Kurt
03-14-2006, 11:55 PM
Hi otF yetihw

Noon Wed. March 15th, 2006 12:00pm EST + 24 hours extension without any deduction in points.

Please remember to E-mail me so I can send you FTP access to upload your map.

Cheers, Kurt

otF yetihw
03-14-2006, 11:58 PM
Ok well I will have the map to you hopefully by tomorrow evening. You already sent me the details so it's all good. Now I'd better get some sleep :)

Cheers

PanFrie
03-15-2006, 03:23 AM
god i need to goto bed... was up till 4 last night, got up at 10, started working again, and its now 5:15 am.. and im STILL working... my map seemed to have decided to compile rad twice... confused the <3<3<3<3 outta me when i saw it start over again. anyhow, it JUST finished compiling after starting it at 8:00 last night (9 hours ago... wow...)

so, dod_hectic_b2 = released really soon.

and i accidentally compiled with hdr... POOPIE!!! time to recompile...

tizomiz
03-15-2006, 09:49 AM
-=SS=- Kurt

"Noon Wed. March 15th, 2006 12:00pm EST + 24 hours extension without any deduction in points. "



Please allow me a 24 extention until tomorrow 12 noon 16th. My compile went sour after the wife tried to use my box while I went to the store. So I just need to recompile it and get it to you. I have e-mailed you a little while ago requesting the 24hr extention........Thanx again and let me know.

otF yetihw
03-15-2006, 10:06 AM
I beat you there panfrie, my post above yours was done at 6.58am :P

It compiled RAD twice because you enabled HDR. One for normal, one for HDR.

PanFrie
03-15-2006, 11:15 AM
dang... i've been up since 10 in the morning yesterday... its 1 in the afternoon... im gonna go take a nap... :-P

-=SS=- Kurt
03-15-2006, 02:31 PM
Hi to all the mappers,

The surprise announcement is here, I have increased the $$$ amount and from 3 prizes to 5.

#1 Map $300
#2 Map $200
#3 Map $100
#4 Map $50
#5 Map $50

Good luck to you all, awesome looking maps!!!

Cheers, Kurt

ultranew_b
03-15-2006, 04:46 PM
Is there a place to download all the maps submitted?

I noticed some of the maps are released publically here in these forums.

:)

Neutrino
03-15-2006, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by ultranew_b
Is there a place to download all the maps submitted?

I noticed some of the maps are released publically here in these forums.

:)

beta versions of my maps will be available after the contest (the versions i submitted to the contest)

eventually i hope to get more playtests in the future and ready them for final versions

ultranew_b
03-15-2006, 05:58 PM
:confused:

After I asked that question, I started up dod:s and did a search for dod_harbor_b5. I found it playing at the ss clan server, it allowed me to connect and download it. I played with 4 other guys.

I must say, very nice map man, runs really good !!

:)

Neutrino
03-15-2006, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by ultranew_b
:confused:

After I asked that question, I started up dod:s and did a search for dod_harbor_b5. I found it playing at the ss clan server, it allowed me to connect and download it. I played with 4 other guys.

I must say, very nice map man, runs really good !!

:)

or you can get it that way

-=SS=- Kurt
03-15-2006, 10:48 PM
Hi to all the Mappers entered the contest,

Please E-mail me your steam I.D. I will enable free reserve slot on all 3 -=SS=- servers for all of you.

kurt.panzermeyer@sympatico.ca

My thanks to your wonderful maps!!!

Cheers, Kurt

tizomiz
03-16-2006, 09:58 AM
-=SS=- Kurt,

It's almost 12 noon. I have completed my map and it can be downloaded
here http://murdergrounds.com/DODSource/maps/dod_zendungraph_b1.bsp.bz2
However I am finishing a better compile right now that will not be
complete for at least an hour. You can download the better version
here http://murdergrounds.com/DODSource/maps/dod_zendungraph_b1.bsp
at 1:30. Depending on point reduction, I would prefer to use the second
link since I made many adjustments in the last few days. Please let me know
what deductions points would be taken for a 2 hr late submission. I do have
the one done on time at the first link, but like I said the second links results
are much better............Thanx again for the chance to enter


I have e-mailed you at kurt.panzermeyer@sympatico.ca
Good luck to all, I cant wait to see the maps.....

Neutrino
03-16-2006, 11:06 AM
i submitted Paysage
i just wish i could of set up an extra playtest with it to rid of any problems
but i guess this version is good enough
hopefully i can participate in some of the games and maybe even my own. ill do my best
cant wait till the result :)

-=SS=- Kurt
03-16-2006, 11:07 AM
Hi tizomiz,

NP the addtion time you need is granted, thank you for trying and bring to DOD:S community more and better maps.

No deduction points on your map.

Cheers, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
03-16-2006, 12:38 PM
Hi tizomiz,

Link is not working, please check for me.

Thanks, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
03-16-2006, 01:08 PM
Hi tizomiz,

I will wait for your fixed version, let me know when you're ready. Also I have E-mail twice but your Spam filter blocked.

Cheers, Kurt

tizomiz
03-17-2006, 11:25 AM
kurt,

All done. Its uploaded and running good. let me know how you make out :)

Kid-A
04-01-2006, 12:00 PM
Any news?

Neutrino
04-01-2006, 12:37 PM
ill post. kurt can fill in when he gets a chance

results are...


-=SS=- Kurt
04-01-2006, 12:46 PM
Hi All,

Congratulations!!!!

#1 Map $300 >>> dod_harbor_b5 >>> Neutrino
#2 Map $200 >>> dod_churchyard_b5 >>> MrGrubby
#3 Map $100>>> dod_paysage >>> Neutrino
#4 Map $50 >>> dod_dijon >>> Furyo
#5 Map $50 >>> dod_subterrainia_b3 >>> El Capitan

Since he is -=SS=- member a 2nd third prize was awarded.
#3 Map $100 >>> dod_bouddha_b1 >>> StreamlineData

Scoring info: http://www.ssdodclan.com/
*** Total scoring works like the ice skating judging, highest score from each map and 2 lowest scores are removed from the total points.

*** Additional details of each map assessment and scoring result are available on -=SS=- forum www.dodssclan.com

Cheers & salute, Kurt

-=SS=- Kurt
04-01-2006, 01:15 PM
Hi All,

First I want to thank you all participated in the -=SS=- map contest and for all the judgesí thanks again for putting up with my very strict rules.

Since we have so many awesome maps, judging the maps has been very interesting and challenging task. Scoring of maps is opinion of each judge. It has been very rewarding to play on all the awesome maps, please keep producing more awesome maps & Thanks again for everything.

Due to the fact we are using different spec of computers and some Judges/players perform better on some maps than other maps, therefore scoring of the map varies. The driving force for the mapper should be a map for all classes of players, balanced, good looking, high FPS and great game play maps.

Total scoring works like the ice skating judging, top score and 2 last score are removed from the total scoring of points.

Thanks again!!!!

Cheers, Kurt

theozzmancometh
04-01-2006, 01:19 PM
I just wanted to say congrats to the winners and a BIG Thank You to all that worked their derrieres off to make some great custom maps. You are all winners in my book.


GJ!!!



--Ozz

tizomiz
04-03-2006, 01:47 AM
Congradulations!!

Congrads guys, you put out some really kool maps. There is some unbelievable talent out there and it is only going to get better!

Keep up the great work!

Moe
04-03-2006, 01:57 AM
Thanks for the maps guys, congrats to the winners!

[CS] Jedi
04-03-2006, 06:28 PM
Thanks to -=SS=- Kurt and the entire -=SS=- clan for sponsoring this event and encouraging development of custom maps for Source.

Congrats to the winners!

And thanks to ALL the mappers for your generous (and often thankless) contributions to the DOD:Source community. If mapping was easy, we'd all be playing Counter Strike. :eek:

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