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Doom 3 Speed Mapping contest, with prizes, is coming soon! Sign up today!

Posted by TheHappyFriar on Oct 5th, 2011

It's here, a Doom 3 Speed Mapping Contest! It could be the first one I know of. Either way, we've got prizes for the winner: a copy of Steel Storm: Burning Retribution and Iron Grip: Warlord! Since it's a contest for an id game it seemed appropriate to give the winner some id-tech games.

Here's the skinny on the contest: you sign up ahead of time with me, The Happy Friar, before the 11th. E-mail me at “the_happy_friar at yahoo dot com”. Be sure to have the subject of your e-mail be “Doom 3 Mapping Contest”, that way if it ends up in my spam filter I know it's not spam. The contest will start on October 12th @ 00:00 EDT and will end one week later on October 18th at 23:59 EDT. Then a “highly skilled” set of judges will rate the maps on your technical skills and gameplay. The map is SP only. Make sure they're new maps and not a redo of something you've done before! The winner gets Steam keys of the aforementioned games!

Oh, one more thing: to make sure nobody gets a jump start, I'll e-mail the people who registered the theme of the map when the contest starts! Could be you have to make a fluffy bunny map, or one that looks like the internet, who knows!

Any questions feel free to e-mail or PM me. Comment on the Doom 3 World thread or here.

Just want to watch a cool-looking promo? Here ya go!

Doom 3 Speed mapping Contest - Mod DB

So want the rules in a nice, bullet point, list now?

  • 1 week to make map.
  • Must register ahead of time, cuttoff time on the 10th @ 23:59 EDT.
  • SP only.
  • 1000x1000 size (-512, -512, -512 to 512, 512, 512).
  • Scripting allowed.
  • Must run on stock Doom 3 but custom assets allowed and MUST be included (skies, sounds, etc).
  • Two screenshots with final submission.
  • Starts October 12th @ 00:00, ends Oct 18th @ 23:59, EDT
  • e-mail me the map + a description (the_happy_friar at yahoo dot com) Subject: “Doom 3 Mapping Contest”, in body include (separate lines) contestant name, e-mail address, map name.
  • Map naming convention: “, all custom content under “d3sm_mapname” folder, “d3sm_mapname.txt = readme, all zipped together under name “”, “d3sm_mapname_1.jpg & 2.jpg for screenshots. ZIP ONLY
  • NEW maps only!
  • As many maps as you want to submit
  • Super Secret Theme!
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ice_trey Oct 6 2011 says:

shame theres never any contests regarding stories and ideas for doom3 custom maps, as a published poet and novelwriter i do have them in abundance ^^

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TheHappyFriar Oct 6 2011 replied:

You could make a map with a story behind it! :)

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ice_trey Oct 6 2011 says:

i would if i could work the map editor, believe me :p

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TheHappyFriar Oct 6 2011 replied:

It's just like GTKRadient. Here's some basic D3 tutorials on moddb:
On doom3world:

If you can map for Quake 1, 2 or 3 then it's basically the same (some minor things changed). Even if you're not good and just make box maps with baddies that's all good. You have to start somewhere. :D

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ice_trey Oct 7 2011 says:

yeah thats what i said about both milkshape (i referr to it as Pearshape) and crybox or sandbox for fc or whatever its called, either crashed or got nowhere ^^ Or at "best", no changes at all hehe

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TheHappyFriar Oct 9 2011 says:

8 people now competing. Sign ups end Monday night so if you're interested hurry! :)

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ice_trey Oct 10 2011 says:

hehe well maybe for next contest i might have learnt enough to create something, hopefully something a lil more intriguing than a square box ^^ One of my pet "ideas" would be to make a recreation of the GoldenEye map Facility, prob a 2part map

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hakaru-x Oct 18 2011 says:

can i sing up now ??? please?

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SpiritusSanctus Oct 23 2011 says:

It sucks that I only see this too late. I got so excited when I saw the headline ... today. Sucks to be me. Anyway- Good luck to all the contestants. Can't wait to see what they make :). (Also, Hey THF :D)

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TheHappyFriar Oct 26 2011 says:

Got the results from the judges, should post the results soon!

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