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To celebrate the recent launch of Addon DB and our brand spanking new Digital Store, we figured it was time to run a mapping contest and give away a couple of prizes! The idea is simple. Create a level built around the theme "living on the edge". Creative ideas are encouraged... so think outside

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To celebrate the recent launch of Addon DB and our brand spanking new Digital Store, we figured it was time to run a mapping contest and give away a couple of prizes!


The idea is simple. Create a level built around the theme "living on the edge". Creative ideas are encouraged... so think outside the box! The map must be made for HL2 or UT2004. The competition will run for 1 month from the 6th of February until the 6th of March.

All working submissions will be judged by Addon DB staff who will pick the winners. First place receives a game of their choice from our Digital Store. Second place receives a game to the value of $20.00 from our Digital Store. Third place gets their addon pinned as "editors choice" on Addon DB. For full competition details / rules and all that - head over to this forum thread.

Good luck to all participants - it is time to change the game! And for all the modelers and skinners out there, don't fret - we will be opening competitions up for you shortly!

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Grobi
Grobi

I'll have the map on your desk within the month.

Or die trying.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

you cant compare a generals map with a ut map, can you? it was going to be just hl2 however with differences aside they are botha alike and were both included.
there will be other mapping competitions for other engines

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ImTheDarkcyde
ImTheDarkcyde

"The map must be made for HL2 or UT2004."

I'm glad this site only encompasses 2 games

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

We want to run a diff comp each month. I think that is plenty of time.

If it isn't we will make it 6weeks and will run 2 competitions in tandem.

Regards,
Scott

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ambershee
ambershee

Great to see this going forwards at last, although isn't a month rather short?

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mirrored
mirrored

"And for all the modelers and skinners out there, don't fret - we will be opening competitions up for you shortly!"
Will there be competition for musicians as well? Maybe give people a map, level or something and the idea is to make atmospheric music for that? Just an idea. :)

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Wait forget my post, I just read the whole thing now, Dam I wish I knew how to make maps for UT2004 or HL2 :(

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Lucífer
Lucífer

I can only do C&C Generals and Dungeon Keeper maps :( I have no chance :'(

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DamathaStudios
DamathaStudios

I'll wait for the modeling challenge too...

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M_Master21
M_Master21

I'm not trying, but I have a friend who should know. I'm thinking an open map WITHOUT sniper and precision weapons, just medium and close range kind of weaponry...maybe if it's free-for-all we could put a sniper rifle in some big pronounced tower...I dunno. This is gonna be good, though. I wonder how many entrants this'll get...

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DemonSummoner
DemonSummoner

nice sounds pretty cool LETS GET TO IT!!!

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ArChNeMiSiS
ArChNeMiSiS

I'm in. Gonna win me something XD .

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dbecker
dbecker

Do the first and second also get editors choice recognition? :-) Sounds cool, I fully support this idea, and may even try to join in :-)

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Well by winning they have already been recognised by the "editors" as totally kick ***

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

HL2 & UT.... :p

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

...had to or there would be a mutiny on the high mapping seas

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wolve
wolve

my mapping sucks :(

think ill wait for the modeling one :)

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Furrisch
Furrisch

does it need to be playable or just for show?

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nameme99
nameme99

why don't they host it for OTHER games ASWELL?
geeez....

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marnamai
marnamai

Are HL2 mappers allowed to use CSS and DOD content in their maps? Or is it strictly default HL2 content with exeption of own custom materials?

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Karuto
Karuto

Because you can't compare the playing style of C&C Generals with Half-Life 2. They're both made for entirely different audiences and entirely different layouts.

Perhaps next time, we will have a mapping competition for two RTS games. But for now, this is the best way to handle things, especially when both games encompass a rather large chunk of the modding community.

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ambershee
ambershee

does it need to be playable or just for show?


Click on the image and read the rules.

why don't they host it for OTHER games ASWELL?
geeez...


Because the judges need to be able to judge it, thus they need to be able to play it. If some random obscure games were allowed to enter, that would require the judges to all have all of those games.

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jacksonj04
jacksonj04

The reason we don't open it up to everything is because games handle things differently. If we said "Design a paradise island map" but didn't limit it to some games, Far Cry would walk away with it.

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VivaLaInsomnia
VivaLaInsomnia

I might take a shot at this.

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh

On the edge... Hmmmmm Where could I go with that. Knives?

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EmotionalRobot
EmotionalRobot

Cool Count me in...sounds like fun.

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Pxtl
Pxtl

Q2DM1 for The Sims.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

so there's a change we'll have a "Make a map that makes us VOMIT!" contest for Prey? :)

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Ancientpanda
Ancientpanda

"The map must be made in any official game for the engine, this includes, official expansion packs."
as long as it's hl2 or ut2k4 themed? :D

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

No sorry, official game meaning HL2 and packs and UT2K4 and patches

UT and HL2 powered games like dark messiah of might and magic or red orchestra are not classed as official packs and can not be submitted.

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Pizzathehut099
Pizzathehut099

Does this map need to be single player too?????

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Just multi player, any form of MP is acceptable.

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Dr_Spud
Dr_Spud

Ok, I just want to confirm this... it's not very clear what you call an "official pack."

Can I make a counterstrike source map for this contest?

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Yes

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methy
methy

Where is the WIP thread?

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h4mx0r
h4mx0r

I'm not very fast with map making : /

At least not detailed.

Does HL2 mean HL2 single player, or does it apply to HL2DM?

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Dark_Virus_2007
Dark_Virus_2007

Ims no mapper always sucked at it, I too will wait for the modelling comp:D

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Dark_Virus_2007
Dark_Virus_2007

if there's gonna be one soon.....soz for double post :(

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

yeop :)

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AfterFlash
AfterFlash

If this wasn't for Halo or UT, I would have beat all of you by now, my mapping skills for Zero Hour is incomprehensive....:)

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