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The Twisted Insurrection staff are hosting a Map-Making Competition for Twisted Insurrection for a chance for your map to become an official Twisted Insurrection map selection. Winners may also get an early copy of Twisted Insurrection: Public Beta 3. For more information, check out this update.

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Hello everyone. I've wanted to host a Mapping Competition again for a while, but wanted to do something different rather than standard Tiberian Sun or Red Alert 2 mapping, so Crimsonum suggested I host a Twisted Insurrection Mapping Competition, so I'm going to go forward with the idea.

Rules:

1 - Only One map per entrant.
2 - Map remakes from any C&C game are allowed, but they must be remade from scratch, not just modified versions of the originals.
3 - If you post any previews of your maps anywhere before the competition deadline, you will be disqualified and your map will be marked as void and will not be judged in the competition.
4 - You may modify your submission after you have submitted it, but be sure to get the new submission to me (Aro) on time.
5 - Entries must be submitted to Aro (Me) via Private Message by the 22nd of March 2011 (00:00 GMT)
6 - You are not allowed to use the Interior Terrain.
7 - Symmetrical maps are allowed, but will hurt your layout score.
8 - Twisted Insurrection staff members are not allowed to enter the competition.

Judging:

Judging will be done by Aro (Me), Q45, Crimsonum, [TiberianFuture] and ^Rampastein.
You will be judged on:

- Map Detail
- Map Layout
- Map Lighting (10 points for Invisible Light Posts & 10 points for Global Lighting)
- General Gameplay on your submission
- Triggers

Will be out of 100 points, based on the criteria listed just above.

- 20 points for Detail
- 20 points for Layout
- 20 points for Lighting
- 20 points for Game play
- 20 points for Triggers.

Detailing points will be mostly based on how you use the new terrain additions as well as the standard mapping tiles. Also remember that lighting is split in two, you will receive a maximum of 10 points for your Global lighting and a maximum of 10 points for your use of invisible light posts, this is also important for the judges to remember.

You can download Twisted Insurrection: Public Beta 2 here which comes with Final TI (TI's map editor). I also highly recommend that you read through the Twisted Insurrection: Mappers Guide before starting on your map.

Prizes:

The best maps will be made official Twisted Insurrection maps. By default, the first, second and third place winners will each receive a TI Mapping Competition signature/banner. The winner(s) may get an early copy of Twisted Insurrection: Public Beta 3.

Good luck to everybody whom decides to enter, we're looking forward to seeing your creativity!

- The Twisted Insurrection Staff

Comments
Expack
Expack

I have a question regarding using triggers in a submitted map. What would you be looking for in terms of triggers? Would you be looking for something like "if any units of x type enter this area, give y damage/sec"? Or might you be looking for, say, a capturable building which gives a boost to the capturing player's economy, and if it's lost, something REALLY bad happens?

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Rampastring
Rampastring

I don't know how much we can help you, but look at stuff what you find in TI maps for example.

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Aro Author
Aro

Creativity mostly. Just adding something like a Day - Night loop and some moving cars would score you points.

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

Hell I'll give it a shot.

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

Question, can we have a small section of the map be interior, or no interior at all?

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Aro Author
Aro

No interior at all.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

Looking forward to this. I'll give it a shot, but I don't know how good it'll be :P

If I click on either link, I get a message saying Can not connect to Database...

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Aro Author
Aro

It's because PPM (TI's Home) is currently down, it should be back up and running in no time.

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apemax
apemax

I've made a few maps for TS and RA2 before so i'm going to have a go at this. should be fun.:)

One question: do we just submit the map file then?

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Aro Author
Aro

Indeed. Just send your map to me when it's complete.

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apemax
apemax

Ok thanks.:)

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

I'm having issues running Final TI. First couple times I tried running it came up with an options menu for locating TibSun.mix (Which I have no clue where that is). Now, I don't even get that options menu and just gives me an error saying "Tiberian Sun is not correctly installed. (TibSun.mix could not be loaded)"

Can you help?

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Aro Author
Aro

That issue shouldn't occur. If you have The First Decade installed then that could be a problem, but I fail to see how that's possible considerring TI doesn't use TibSun.mix. Try reinstalling and disabling your The First Decade if you have it installed.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

At first, I didn't have Tib Sun via TFD installed, and this options box came up. No Luck so Installed Tib Sun via TFD, and the options box still came up. The time that it gave me the error is after I launched Twisted Insurrection.

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Aro Author
Aro

OK, Try this: Go into your Final TI folder, and delete FinalSun.ini

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Gleb_AA-Gun
Gleb_AA-Gun

This is old but, I try using Final Sun, and it just refuses to work...
I just opened one of the maps in there, and saved it, no changes at ALL on the map, and then I go into Custom and it just crashes the game...
Original map works..

Basicly, if any map is open and then saved without even moving the camera, it will just crash the game...

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