PDA

View Full Version : www.battlemap.net *unofficial* map making contest



akilyoung
11-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Worried this might get buried in the other thread, so here it is:

Ill just make the decision to have an unofficial 'contest' so you guys have something tom build to keep your map making skills up!

So this time well go with Sabotur's idea to have a contest making a nostalgia map.

Theme: Nostalgia ... Deadline: Dec 1st 2017

Recreate a map from another FPS game that you like. It can be from any FPS game.

Map must be made using ASSAULT MODE or EXTRACTION MODE so it plays like the original MP map did.

The must be a video on youtube showing the original, for comparison sake in judging. Map must be as close to the original as possible, in scale, design and assets. Brownie points given to custom asset creation in attempt to mimic the original map's assets.

Map pictures and description must be uploaded into the www.battlemap.net database for consideration. A map file and video link can also be uploaded in as well, but not required.


I will help judge on PS4, Fallen Champ can help on all 3 platforms. Ill look into finding one more judge as well by the time the contest ends.

Again...this is unofficial, just something to give you guys to hold you over till FC5 comes. So have fun mapping!

akilyoung
11-06-2017, 02:41 PM
Haha...youre always fun Simon XD

And this is just for fun, something to give you guys to do while we wait for FC5, and a way for battlemap to ease back into the whole contest thing, as its been, what, a few years since we held a contest?

So just enjoy it, take your time. Make a SICK map!

akilyoung
11-06-2017, 02:44 PM
And to confirm the judges, we have:

Fallen Champ on X Box One, PS4 and PC

ImGonnaGetUSucka aka The Lazy Mapper on X Box One and PC

and myself on PS4

so thats a total of 2 judges for each platform currently, and Tominator and Maxpower might jump in if time allows.

Obviously, judges will not be submitting maps.

akilyoung
11-07-2017, 02:39 PM
Ok, just make sure when you submit it, there is a video of that level from Doom for comparison :D

Restylex.
11-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Nice another competition :). Akilyoung is it allowed to make a map of a original map, but make a upgraded version of it ?. The original game i want to use is a bit outdated by the grapics and details (everthing is in square surrounding). The game i want to create is from 2002. I won't disapoint you :P i'll keep most of the map size the same, but make two or three followup maps as one total map of this game. It just for the details and grapics ...and the limit budget i got for it :(. I got untill january so plenty of time :P

Steve64b
11-12-2017, 02:42 PM
The original game i want to use is a bit outdated by the grapics and details (everthing is in square surrounding). Same for the game I'm doing. It's a bit hard, being torn between an accurate representation of the original level, and 'beefing it up' to make for an actual enjoyable playable Far Cry map.

I got untill january so plenty of time :PActually, deadline is December 1st 2017 (12/1/2017 = December 1 2017), so you only have a few more weeks left! :)

akilyoung
11-12-2017, 02:55 PM
Nice another competition :). Akilyoung is it allowed to make a map of a original map, but make a upgraded version of it ?. The original game i want to use is a bit outdated by the grapics and details (everthing is in square surrounding). The game i want to create is from 2002. I won't disapoint you :P i'll keep most of the map size the same, but make two or three followup maps as one total map of this game. It just for the details and grapics ...and the limit budget i got for it :(. I got untill january so plenty of time :P

As long as its a re creation of a map in another game, sure, im ok with that.

And sorry, ill clarify, the date is Dec 1st when it ends, not Jan 12.

We here in the states do dates the other way around! lol

Restylex.
11-13-2017, 07:13 AM
No problem Akilyoung with the date i'll write it down on my Hello kitty calander :P. Got one part of the map finished , only got to test it for glitches. Afther that i'm making a second part :O

akilyoung
11-13-2017, 02:13 PM
Well I am sure youll have it YT soon, you pump out lots of vids there ;P

Restylex.
11-14-2017, 07:52 AM
Sabotur, yeah but i got the calander with the christmas chocolate in it. So one chocolate a day to level my dopamine. Pure nostalgia :D and on the 30st of november i will get two chocolates (because the december calander goes untill the 31 ) Lol

Restylex.
11-14-2017, 08:01 AM
Well I am sure youll have it YT soon, you pump out lots of vids there ;P

Hey Akilyoung, yes a lot of livestream. But not this maps, i'll keep them secret and will drop a clip on 1 december :O. Last livestream was from Pippi Longstocking. Didn't read the rules right. There has never bin made a FPS map for Pippi Longstocking haha

akilyoung
11-14-2017, 03:45 PM
Restylex, I saw that on youtube, I am subbed to you there. Thought it was hilarious. I am old enough to know who that is (I am 37 lol). Brings me back to the 80's XD

Steve64b
11-14-2017, 05:16 PM
Last livestream was from Pippi Longstocking. Didn't read the rules right. There has never bin made a FPS map for Pippi Longstocking haha

Aside from nostalgic, Pippi is movie/series related too. Perhaps that's a nice theme for future contests. :)

Restylex.
11-15-2017, 12:09 AM
Yeah i also had a laugh when creating the map:D. Will continue the livestream soon !:)

akilyoung
11-15-2017, 03:21 PM
Just to reiterate, to keep this simple we are going for an assault mode only this time

Steve64b
11-15-2017, 04:21 PM
Just to reiterate, to keep this simple we are going for an assault mode only this timeAww, guess I'm out then. Re: "Map must be as close to the original as possible", I'm trying to do something more true to the original map. Extraction would fit well with Sabotur's map too, just placing the extraction point at the level exit:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXmDuj-5jss

I think the reason behind limiting the game mode to Assault would be to closely mimic MP/deathmatch maps' behavior in Far Cry 4. That makes sense if the source map has a 'kill everyone' objective to pass.

But the SP maps from these old games rely on pulling a lever, or getting to a specific end zone to trigger the map completion. So for those maps to be most similar to the source game, they'd have to be extraction.

So ironically, restricting game mode to 'Assault' will actually make my map less simple to do. :P

Restylex.
11-16-2017, 09:59 AM
Aww, guess I'm out then. Re: "Map must be as close to the original as possible", I'm trying to do something more true to the original map. Extraction would fit well with Sabotur's map too, just placing the extraction point at the level exit:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXmDuj-5jss

I think the reason behind limiting the game mode to Assault would be to closely mimic MP/deathmatch maps' behavior in Far Cry 4. That makes sense if the source map has a 'kill everyone' objective to pass.

But the SP maps from these old games rely on pulling a lever, or getting to a specific end zone to trigger the map completion. So for those maps to be most similar to the source game, they'd have to be extraction.

So ironically, restricting game mode to 'Assault' will actually make my map less simple to do. :P

I made the first map also in assault mode :), extraction would be my first choice but i just objective marked the places to look in the map and placed an IA at the end of the map, who isn't able to move. It prevents players running trow my map to get to the end of it :) !

Restylex.
11-16-2017, 12:54 PM
Aww, guess I'm out then. Re: "Map must be as close to the original as possible", I'm trying to do something more true to the original map. Extraction would fit well with Sabotur's map too, just placing the extraction point at the level exit:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXmDuj-5jss

I think the reason behind limiting the game mode to Assault would be to closely mimic MP/deathmatch maps' behavior in Far Cry 4. That makes sense if the source map has a 'kill everyone' objective to pass.

But the SP maps from these old games rely on pulling a lever, or getting to a specific end zone to trigger the map completion. So for those maps to be most similar to the source game, they'd have to be extraction.

So ironically, restricting game mode to 'Assault' will actually make my map less simple to do. :P

I made the first map also in assault mode :), extraction would be my first choice but i just objective marked the places to look in the map and placed an IA at the end of the map, who isn't able to move. It prevents players running trow my map to get to the end of it :) !

akilyoung
11-16-2017, 02:42 PM
UPDATE: We will also be allowing the extraction game mode if the older MP style map you want to build justifies it.

Steve64b
11-16-2017, 05:26 PM
Sweet news! Though the only MP style maps to warrant Extraction game mode would probably be the Assault maps in Unreal Tournament?

I'm taking it though - my base map is from Wolfenstein 3D. An SP map that relies on the player reaching an elevator to go to the next floor. :)
Not sure yet if I'll go Wolfenstein 3D E1M1 or Doom 2 MAP31 though. Probably a mix of both, with a Far Cry sauce:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4qwA2Ayfk0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNVQz7rFbPc

akilyoung
11-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Well, I would stick with one specific map, and try to make it as close as possible, given the assets available, to the original, cause the map will be judged based on that stipulation, along the the other obvious stipulations like creativity, workmanship, effort, blah, blah, blah you get it XD

GhostWind905
11-17-2017, 04:01 AM
I think I'm going to give this challenge a try. I already made a redo map with my N64-GoldenEye map, which was the first 3 levels of the original game combined into one long extraction map. I am making the bunker level where Bond has to escape with Natalya. I already have a good amount of work done. It is as reasonably close to the original as I can make it. I will add all the fancy details once the main structure is completed.

https://imageshack.com/i/pnVUGIrAj

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1375x657q50/923/Rr57FZ.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1375x653q90/923/TthZSW.jpg

Fallen-Champ
11-17-2017, 11:27 AM
That looks great Ghost_Fart loving those visuals already.

akilyoung
11-17-2017, 03:29 PM
Nice Ghost, thatll be a great submission....other mappers beware XD

But yes, doing something like that is exactly what the contest is about, a 1:1 recreation of an old map.

Cant wait to check out what ya'll submit!

akilyoung
11-17-2017, 03:30 PM
Ghost, what system are you on? PS, XB, PC?

GhostWind905
11-17-2017, 11:38 PM
I'm strictly a PC person, mostly because I like the ability to go almost unlimited on objects, but somewhat because my kids won't let me have the TV. lol

akilyoung
11-18-2017, 02:44 AM
I'm strictly a PC person, mostly because I like the ability to go almost unlimited on objects, but somewhat because my kids won't let me have the TV. lol

HAHA...I know the feeling, and ironically, im in the same situation! I also like the much better graphics and just how EASY and FAST it is to edit on PC. Theres no comparison...

Unfortunately I never got FC4 for PC, just on PS4 (I had FC2-3 on PC though). So I cant judge your map by playing it, though the other judges can. But I look forward to checking out your submission on video, and look forward to you FC5 PC maps (definitely getting FC5 on PC...)

GhostWind905
11-18-2017, 03:00 AM
I usually would be skeptical and say I'm not going to buy it until after Iv'e seen enough reviews and footage, but there does seem to be an increased interest in our opinions on the editor. So I probably will pick it up. After all I swore that I wouldn't buy FC4 and here I am, lol. I just haven't tried the SP side of it. There was that very interesting survey, which in my opinion, is an about face from the direction they were going in the past. I think they are going in a complete new direction, and I can't wait to see what it is.

akilyoung
11-18-2017, 03:22 PM
I agree, it does seem that there is genuine interest in our opinions this go around.

I have a feeling the new IGE will be absolutely EPIC. :)

Steve64b
11-18-2017, 11:00 PM
I never got FC4 for PC, just on PS4 (I had FC2-3 on PC though). So I cant judge your map by playing it
If you really want, you could try the PS4 edition of MapSwapper at http://maps.farcry.eu/swapper to play PC maps on PS4. PS4 can manage some of the heavier PC maps too, albeit with some frameskips here and there.

However, unfortunately it's not as straightforward to setup as the PC version is. Plus the ground texture will probably be messed up. But it IS possible. ;)

akilyoung
11-19-2017, 12:50 AM
Haha nice Steve XD

I might have to figure that out if I get enough time, especially if there are some maps that warrant the time needed for me to do that. I rarely get on my PS4 anymore, my daughter is the one who plays that nowadays. Now that I got my gtx1080 and nvidia shield tv, I usually just play PC games most of the time, but even that isnt very often...FC5 will be different...Ill be glued to that damn game. And my wife will hate me for it.

ImGonaG3tUsucka
11-19-2017, 09:04 PM
I think I'm going to give this challenge a try. I already made a redo map with my N64-GoldenEye map, which was the first 3 levels of the original game combined into one long extraction map. I am making the bunker level where Bond has to escape with Natalya. I already have a good amount of work done. It is as reasonably close to the original as I can make it. I will add all the fancy details once the main structure is completed.

https://imageshack.com/i/pnVUGIrAj

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1375x657q50/923/Rr57FZ.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1375x653q90/923/TthZSW.jpg

Nice. I will have to check out this map. It looks like we have some great mappers in the contest. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

GhostWind905
11-27-2017, 12:22 AM
Here is my submission video.
The map is Goldeneye Bunker, the one with N64 was a first map with glitches so disregard that one.


https://youtu.be/70_TPL1bLs0

akilyoung
11-27-2017, 02:36 AM
Thanks for the video. Ill leave my comments out till judgement day XD

Restylex.
11-28-2017, 09:30 PM
Hello fellow map builders and followers.

Today i'm gonna to be releasing the maps i made for this competition . They will be playable on the PS4 or by the use of map Swapper : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV8TryA1KSs

These maps are linked ! So you can say it's a multi map :P . Just spended my budget by 300% , still 100 % more than the PC :cool:

Map Trailer


https://youtu.be/Qna89RqAlfk
Console: PS4
Map names:

Siegfried Forest 1 ( Assault mode )
Screenshot 1
https://i.imgur.com/QiCufUa.jpg

Screenshot 2
https://i.imgur.com/e4PeIA1.jpg

Screenshot 3
https://i.imgur.com/fRxRFIQ.jpg

Siegfried Forest 2 ( Extraction mode)
Screenshot 1
https://i.imgur.com/Q98iZXe.jpg

Screenshot 2
https://i.imgur.com/c0ETWvn.jpg

Screenshot 3
https://i.imgur.com/0hBAi1X.jpg

Siegfried Forest 3 (Outpost mode)
Screenshot 1
https://i.imgur.com/fd3QaZr.jpg

Screenshot 2
https://i.imgur.com/OpQwUJ7.jpg

Screenshot 3
https://i.imgur.com/8Z0qCNP.jpg

Map Concept : Medal of honor Allied Assault, mission 6: Siegfried Forest

https://youtu.be/HYCTywhhNhc

Enjoy the maps and give me feedback :D!

Thank you !;)

Steve64b
11-29-2017, 10:52 AM
For the MapSwapper entries: click here (http://maps.farcry.eu/?creator=restylex)! :)

Restylex.
11-29-2017, 11:03 AM
Yeah those are the made maps ( at least i can see by the template image ) :) ! Thank you for posting the links Steve64b, don't got a pc to check them out :P. From above to below part 1 t/m part 3

Steve64b
11-29-2017, 11:30 AM
Great, added them to the index. The maps look sweet, still have to try them on PC! :)

akilyoung
11-29-2017, 02:27 PM
A friendly PSA, as the original terms stated, in order to be part of this contest, you map must be submitted into the battlemap.net map database by Dec 1st.

Restylex.
11-29-2017, 08:18 PM
You have insufficient privileges to reply here:p I just joined don't get any autorisation to reply or make a post lol on www.battlemap.net m8 :O

Restylex.
11-29-2017, 09:12 PM
Done is this the right posting forum Akilyoung ? http://battlemap.net/resources/siegfriedforest-part-1-2-and-3.52/

Fallen-Champ
11-29-2017, 09:43 PM
Restylex. that will be fine, I think Kyle asked people to register so your map should be good - I will help look over them also.

akilyoung
11-30-2017, 05:29 PM
Restylex, yes you did it correctly! Your the only who's entered their map so far though...

Restylex.
12-01-2017, 12:03 AM
Restylex, yes you did it correctly! Your the only who's entered their map so far though...

Still waiting for for some map builders to show up lol:P, no prizes, no enteries ;). Don't mind it m8 enjoyed to make these maps. I went loose on the last map with creation :)

GhostWind905
12-01-2017, 03:03 AM
Ok I submitted mine on the site, but I accidentally uploaded it twice, lol. Just delete the last one please.

Restylex.
12-01-2017, 08:16 AM
Ok I submitted mine on the site, but I accidentally uploaded it twice, lol. Just delete the last one please.

Yeah i have seen you clip , it looks pretty nice :D. It's on pc ?
i

akilyoung
12-01-2017, 02:15 PM
Contest ends today, so if anyone has any last minute uploads, please submit them into the battlemap.net database for consideration! We only have 2 submissions so far, and I know there is more maps than that...

ImGonaG3tUsucka
12-01-2017, 05:47 PM
Contest ends today, so if anyone has any last minute uploads, please submit them into the battlemap.net database for consideration! We only have 2 submissions so far, and I know there is more maps than that...
I hope to see and play theses maps. Fallen Champ and/or I will be happy to make a video of the winner. If its on PS4. I am sure Steve64b will help me get it on map swapper.

Steve64b
12-01-2017, 10:57 PM
Contest ends today, so if anyone has any last minute uploads, please submit them into the battlemap.net database for consideration!
Just submitted my map at BattleMap.net (http://battlemap.net/resources/wolfenstein-3d.55/):

Here's 'Wolfenstein 3D', my PC Custom Map entry for BattleMap.net's Far Cry 4 Nostalgia contest.

What happens when Far Cry 4 merges with the grandfather of all shooters? With some custom mods, I brought the classic Wolfenstein 3D's first floor map to Far Cry 4. Note that this is an extraction map, so you'll have to find the proper exit yourself! :)

Credits to id Software for creating an awesome (yet controversial) classic, and to Ubisoft for publishing Far Cry 4 with an easy to use Map Editor! :D

Original game map:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JMOez3wl1w

My Custom Map walkthrough (partial spoilers!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySvzF1vRuIQ

If you want to try it on PS4 via MapSwapper, the link is here (http://maps.farcry.eu/swapper?map=6224378).

PS. I hid some gags in the map. Can you spot them? :)

Fallen-Champ
12-01-2017, 11:15 PM
Wow Steve I didn't know you had finished a map before, I will check these out tomorrow.

Restylex.
12-02-2017, 08:16 AM
Nice map Steve64GB !!

Did you also use a mod for the comments of the enemy AI ? (german ) or are you german yourself ? :)

Steve64b
12-02-2017, 11:10 AM
Hehe, I'm not German. I just set the speech language to something more appropriate for the level. Unfortunately that's a game setting I can't enforce with mods, so players will have to do that manually if they want the same effect.

Restylex.
12-03-2017, 06:43 AM
nice though about that :cool:

Steve64b
12-03-2017, 06:29 PM
For those interested, here are some (de)construction video's of the objects I made for the map:
Portrait:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjRXmHIt2Gc
Looking at the original game's portrait, I figured it'd be easier to make a new one, with an actual face model as otherwise with my skills it would've looked like an impressionist painting. :P

So, I took some 3D models from the game, flattened them where available (so they wouldn't protrude the wall. I took Pagan Min's wig, made it black & flipped it horizontally. The swastika on his 'armband' is a bunch of forks, shrunk down and painted black. I stuck them in a Dinner Rangoon Candle that I painted white for effect. And for the backdrop, I modded a sign to have a scenery texture. That's rotated a bit to have half of it stuck in the wall.

Standing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-9hrcb5C-M
This one had to be 3D, so I couldn't mess with the objects scale much. Had to retexture a corpse so that only his hands were shown, and I used that graphic for the hands.

Knight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tBKO0Ehy0Q
Constructing the Knight, I used a combination of retextured clothing and food cans. Plus the 'Idol' again, sized larger this time. Guess I like its shape. :P
Plus for the axe a larger 'opium knife' model based object that I also used in my Evil Dead Boomstick Axe object. The colors don't match the one in Wolfenstein, but I wasn't going to change that.

Some object counts:
-----
Portrait: 38 objects, including the Diamond Boxes for the frame.
standing: 21 objects
Each Blue Door: 28 objects
Exit Door: 449 objects, mostly small red Idol objects
Swastika Flag: 80 objects, mostly smaller 'religious scroll' objects dyed black and white.
Chandeliers: 25 objects, including a lighting object. Composed of golden 'Ajay House Bust' objects, somewhat scaled.
Custom round table: 52 objects, mostly Gold Bar Crude for the edge.
'Tree' plant in gold pot: 6 objects, rescaled Vines Horizontal on a Flag Pole Rustic stick. :D
Eagle wall with 'red' decorations: 273 object, again mostly red small Idol objects. Different color red than the exit door though.


It's pretty cool to be able to make custom objects like that, and have them appear in maps without players needing any extra mod or content installed. I wish Far Cry 5 will continue that tradition! And if I as a modder could request 1 thing, it'd be enabling mod objects to spawn in waves. That way I could possibly work on custom enemies.

Alpha_sgt_14
12-07-2017, 01:28 PM
Wow, these maps are amazing. I just checked out most of them on the pc side and I was blown away. Those mods steve... steve... amazing job man! :)

akilyoung
12-19-2017, 02:08 AM
Sorry for the delay in response, but some of us have been very busy behind the scenes and havent been able to announce a 'winner'. Mind you, we afforded ourselves a bit of flexibility since it was an unofficial contest, mostly meant to give the community something to build for fun.

Having said that, we received 3 awesome maps (counting Restylex's maps as 1 map) by 3 awesome map makers.

Restylex, Steve64b and Ghost_Fart all submitted maps to be considered at battlemap.net, as specified by the rules. They were all very great and creative, and honestly, judging between 3 doesnt even really seem fair tbh...but we had to pick someone, so we selected Steve64b's Wolfenstein map.

We were all in agreement (though we did go back and forth quite a bit) that this map was historically the most 1 to 1 accurate representation of the original map. Mods aside, PC vs console aside, it simple boiled down to the requirement of making the most accurate representation of the original, given the assets available.

So congrats Steve64b!

Steve64b
12-19-2017, 10:32 PM
WOW, the first actual map I completed won a contest! Thank you! :D

The other maps submitted were great (and Restylex submitting several is just insane!) and brought back some memories. Though what ever happened to Sabotur's Doom Hangar? I was initially thinking of doing a Doom map, but opted for Wolfenstein3D instead after he already claimed it. He never published it though?

Fallen-Champ
12-19-2017, 10:43 PM
I contacted Sab earlier today he half finished the map but got busy with some things at home so hasn't had time to finish it yet but it's in his plans., I just purchased Doom again on PS4 so will look at those old levels they remade and might think about making something in FC5 when it releases I always loved doom.

GhostWind905
12-21-2017, 03:55 AM
Congrats Steve64b! Your map was quite awesome. I'm not sure how you were able to do all that with the mods in time to make the contest? lol.

akilyoung
12-25-2017, 03:03 PM
Dont worry Simon, well have plenty of more official contests in the future, this was just a little something for fun, to give the community something to do in the meanwhile.

BTW, what system are you getting FC5 on? PS4? PC?

Restylex.
12-26-2017, 12:28 PM
WOW, the first actual map I completed won a contest! Thank you! :D

The other maps submitted were great (and Restylex submitting several is just insane!) and brought back some memories. Though what ever happened to Sabotur's Doom Hangar? I was initially thinking of doing a Doom map, but opted for Wolfenstein3D instead after he already claimed it. He never published it though?

Congratulations Steve64b ! . I just really had fun making the 3 maps :) !! so i count for "spek en bonen" lol , Bacon and beans !