Both Are Acceptable
Whatever strikes your creativity. If it’s crying out for vertical, unreachable spaces, go for it.
vertical, unreachable spaces
That's not what I had in mind (more like mechanisms hidden from view) but you just sparked inspiration for a cool design idea. Thanks!
I find that the size limitation helps to rein in the scope of a mapper's ambition, and increase the chance of something actually being completed.
But I know I needed every day on last year's entry.
Oh boy, can't wait to stall until Nov 28 to start something good for this!
What jcr said
The Work Begins
Starts in twenty-five minutes.
Results Of Today's Morning Stream
The Torment Continues
Starts in about fifteen minutes.
Howdy! This sounds like a fun way to get into Quake mapping, although there's a few things about AD I still need to work out. Where's the best place to ask minor questions around here?
OTP is right and you can also ask in the AD thread
or use the search function here. The AD documentation is pretty thorough as well.
The AD map sources help too although they get pretty crazy compared to id1 maps.
Thanks! Discord seems like the place to be. I'll check it out.
Very slow progress, on the weekends only... For some reason I find it to be very hard to create a tightly-packed layout/route as I go along. Trying to not let any space go to waste. Hoping for a somewhat intricate micro-layout this time, like a full map condensed to 1024.
Cheers for the ionousbler streams and still hoping for a Bal mapping stream btw.
Lol You Gonna Name The Map 1024gington?
I did want to make a underwater jam map and call it Submergington!
You Should Have, The Pun Works Well
One Month Left
Just a reminder to those who are participating, or are considering doing so.
If you'e never tried making a 1024 map before, it's a good mapping exercise, keeping everything contained within a specific space.
Not Sure I'm Going To Make It In Time
So the usual.
Definitely going to finish the map, though.
Not entirely unexpected given the ultra-intricate nature of the map. Oh well. I do look forward to seeing the finished version at some point.
Work Continues On My Second 1024 Map
Khreathor was kind enough to make a countdown to the deadline.
Calling Out For A Fellow Samaritan
If someone could lend me a hand with testing I would be very grateful! I'm nearly done with this map, it only needs an artpass and different skill settings.
Heres the DL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g6nwbrtynkw2ec1/xmasjam_spipper.zip?dl=0
Also what is the exact naming convention for this jam? Should I call the map xmasjam_spipper or xmasjam2018_spipper?
Did you get any testers?
Just saw this. Feel free to send it to the event email listed in the original post and I’ll check it out tonight.
And also make sure it exits to ‘start’
Per Ionous it's xmasjam2018_pseudonym
@dumptruck_ds And @Ionous
Thanks for the answers.
Just sent you a slightly newer version of the map.
But otherwise no, haven't had it tested yet.
I always find these jams on the last day or when they are over! I seen some screenshots on twitter for some cool maps, so its looking good!
Join us on Discord for continual updates.
I used to be on the out crowd...now I discord like nobody's business to never miss a jam.
Discord is for cat pics and cuntflaps (meaning both skacky's links and Shambler's personality). The rest starves out Func in favor of an exclusive platform.
The rest starves out Func in favor of an exclusive platform.
At least there are no anons there.
func is not a great place to drive new mappers. I'm not the first person to say this. It's an acquired taste. I do see func as the place to save "evergreen" information and I'd hate to see it die.
Using multimedia here is painful though and I think that an the immediacy is the best thing about Discord.
Join us on Discord for continual updates.
Inclusive platform, fully supportive of func, includes Xmasjam channel and liberal main channels.
I totally acknowledge Discord is a bit more (new) user-friendly than this forum, one could maybe even regard it as a modern version of the func_layout. And it's certainly nice for new people to be able to get mapping-related questions answered right away since there's always someone online, without having to search through the board or wait a certain time for a reply. But initially it's not as accessible being a private platform and thus indeed exclusive, because it requires invitation links and those are usually burried somewhere not immediately visible.
You can't deny the activity here has decreased noticably, and while this is of course not all thanks to Discord, it's still a downside if the majority of people choose to discuss jams and post feedback on releases (if at all) there instead of the public threads here where 'outsiders' can see them even long afterwards.
Just an observation.
TL, DR: Get Back On Discord For Some Epic Bantz, Neggerz.
36 Hours Remain
The deadline is in 36 hours, so if you've got something in progress, you're in the home stretch. Hey, if you feel like even making a speedmap for this, go for it.
Ill fucking fight you negke 1v1 me fukor
It's perfectly possible to interact on both, I always try to and encourage people to do so, posting news, map feedback, discussions etc (should be obvious from my threads on here).
We could always split the difference by reposting the important discord conversations here, like we used to do with the #tf IRC stuff.
Clench Throckmorton Today at 12:01 PM
i missed the activity of func in its prime
func also had the rare honour of being literally the only website i could bring up on my shitty mobile phone going back a few years before smartphones happened
i particularly respected it for that
i'd be on like a 3 hour train ride with just a nokia dumbphone, and func was the only thing i could browse.
really focused me
made me appreciate what was important in life
you could say that era shaped me into what i am today
ShamblerToday at 12:07 PM
fucking hell that's some damning condemnation of the func scene
I did have a useful point which is that: information posted on func is easily googleable, can be accessed anywhere without needing membership/invites.
Bottom line: if there is some good useful shit posted on discord that really needs to be archived, just repost it to func. I've done it a few times when I've discovered some useful compiling/mapping info that I think others need to be aware of.
Noticed This Thread Has A Distinct Lack Of Photos...
Couple Pics Of Mine:
These are all looking good.
Strideh's (the one with the red sky) is particularly interesting...love it when a new theme really pulls it off well.
Love that you are staying on theme. I like these.
@Kinn agreed about cross posting Discord goodies to func! Most of the time notice of speedmaps and jams are posted here first as the official resource and home. The we post news items in support.
I am on Discord and func daily. I'm not abandoning either one.
Twelve Hours Remaining
The Time Draws Near...
Xmas Jam 2018 Trailer Trailer
The whole pack is already available from the link in YouTube !? What the hell, is this the final version or a test version ?
"You See Me, You See A Stranger, I See You, I See Danger"
Is the title to Naitelveni's map a reference to "Pain" by Boy Harsher? Just asking because I usually listen to them when I play new Quake maps!
Looking forward to digging into this, thanks everyone! Merry Christmas!
It's the final and the same link that will be posted here once the admin approves the post.
News Item Anyone?