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09-25-2005, 08:06 AM
i was thinking to start up a team of map designers for farcry i got experience as a animator and a map designer no pro stuff butjust for a hobby. so this is the plan maybe you can give the map a name and we will make a sort of tag in front of it so they know it is made by this map design club also we wont do it alone but you can talk about your map trough the internet is it possible to send a map to someone and then editit ? that would be helpfullas well .

if anyone is interested just let me know,add me on xbox live or msn

msn: neo88@dolfijn.nl

gamertag: e1neo

09-25-2005, 08:41 AM
Hmm well i've asked if you can edit downloaded maps and i didn't get that straight of an answer. Im leaning foreward to that you wont be able to. If it is true your club wont be that sucessful because people wouldn't be able to work on the same map.

09-25-2005, 08:47 AM
even if you will not be able to do that we can learn from each other and solve problems together or think of a map together.

is there anyone from ubi that could confirm or there is a function that will let you send your map and let someone else edit it ?

09-25-2005, 09:56 PM
Well, i've started an offer to make mapes for people if they want but i'd prefer to be part of a team! That would be awsome, nice thinking!

09-25-2005, 11:56 PM
righto dude ill send u a frend request gamertag is syriandoode

09-25-2005, 11:58 PM
i'm pretty sure i read that once you download someone's map, you can go in and edit it. i'm 99% sure i read you can edit other peoples maps. i think it would just save them into files just like the maps you make yourself, so i think it'll work.

09-26-2005, 02:38 AM
awesome i allways prefer to work in a team i will accept your friends request http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
and cool that you can edit the maps you made that would be cool

09-28-2005, 03:53 PM
ok guys i got the game today and allready started making a map with 2 military bases a island with lots of trees inside and a mountain for sniping and lots of guns wonna check it out and be part of the map making team just let me know aand make sure you send me a friends request http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Gamertag: E1neo

09-28-2005, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by roy844:
ok guys i got the game today and allready started making a map with 2 military bases a island with lots of trees inside and a mountain for sniping and lots of guns wonna check it out and be part of the map making team just let me know aand make sure you send me a friends request http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Gamertag: E1neo

Ok... yes I'd like to. The only problem is I don't have XBL or FC:I and I'm going away this weekend for survival camp in the cadets.

09-28-2005, 07:03 PM
I got a symmetrical map idea i would want to work on and i sketched it out but i dont know how to upload the pic.

10-03-2005, 04:36 AM
Great idea roy844, where do I sign up!? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Some busy chaps have already set up a forum for map makers at...

... but I like your idea of branding maps made by a team. There have been reports of some terrible unplayable maps already doing the rounds. The team could agree on some standards and only brand finished and polished maps that are worth the download.

As for being able to edit downloaded maps...doesn't look good I'm afraid. Haven't tried it yet myself but I have read from a couple of sources (which I can't recall http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif ) that it won't be possible to collaboratively edit maps. Something about copyrights and intellectual property or some such. Poos.

I'll send you a friend invite as soon as my lady is done playing Halo, or you could send one to Commodore 69.

10-03-2005, 05:11 AM
I'm building maps, but won't have my first release out yet, because I'm taking my time.

I'd love to be part of this group, and over the weekend, have had many ideas which I've put on paper.

I'll keep watching this thread for further info...

10-03-2005, 05:13 AM
Originally posted by EVH316:
I got a symmetrical map idea i would want to work on and i sketched it out but i dont know how to upload the pic.

Try to get a scan of your picture, take the saved file, and upload your design...

10-03-2005, 03:16 PM
From the help files...

You can check your permission using the "Go" button -> My Space -> Permissions links.
I'm not sure we pions have the rights to 'Upload Attachments' (photos),
nor is there a little tick beside 'Create Community Photo Albums'.
Fair enough. That could get quickly out of hand.

There are plenty of free image hosting sites around...Flikr, Hello etc. Upload your pic to one of them and get the URL, then click the picture icon in the 'Post a Reply' page toolbar and paste the URL into the field.


I spent far too many hours last night/this morning finishing and polishing my first effort and I'd like to invite you all to help me play test it! I've sent friend requests to roy844, pacman0016, syriangamer and hortys_99. Anyone else who wants to join the party send a friend invite to Commodore 69 or email me at commodore69@gmail.com with your tag.

10-03-2005, 03:32 PM
Some of you might've seen my post in "the best maps you've seen" (can't forget exact subjet)

But, I don't have x-box live, or even the game yet for that matter, but I've watched all the videos and such, so I understand how the map editor works and such. Anyhow, instead of actually editing and such, I could be a part of the team, by giving you ideas....Read my post on the topic I mentioned before about "Crab Isles"...If you're interested, give me your email, or IM me on AIM at killerbee56, and I'll send you a ms paint pic of it if you don't understand it (it's updated a little more than what the text says in my post...)

10-03-2005, 04:38 PM
I am interested in Joining teh club,


e-mail: FilipinoMADNESS@hotmail.com

10-03-2005, 11:18 PM
Me too! I have a sweet map, that isn't symetrical, but has two awesome bases that I tried to balance the best I could!

I would love to be in a map making team!

Mt Gamertag is Konieczki, you might want to write it down, since it is a hard name! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-03-2005, 11:48 PM
yeah i would def join. and if we did something like this it would be a good way for the general comunity to know ppl that they can DL maps from and be sure that there not gay

10-04-2005, 05:21 AM
I'm indeed up for joining you guys with your map making team.

I think we could all benefit from is some kind of ranking system

we can hold the vote on a thread here making it easier for everyone to find the maps once online

for example

Map Creator Map Name Rating
Deconstruction everyonemustdie 10%

one thread for people to right there opinions of a map and another thread where the rankings can be held

cheers Deconstruction (gameid)
BTW so far my maps are far from perfect but i'm getting better (slowly)

10-04-2005, 06:10 AM
I think I'll pull out for now...

I've designed a map called 'Sunset Cove' for 'Chaos' mode, so if you see it around, try it out, and let me know what you guys think...

I have some others in the works right now, but I'll keep watching for further developments here... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-04-2005, 11:52 AM
yeah i was busyy on a couple of maps to so commadore i seen you online but you were probably bussy with story mode or map making http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

just join me when i am online i still need to make a website but that is not a problem.

guys if you are interested just add me on xbox live my gamertag is: E1Neo

cause i am not that muchonline on the pc since far cry cam out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif and my idea is just to setup a forum and share ideas etc and work like a group and also play together have a top 10 of our own maps etc would be fun to have some people making maps that are worth it to play.

and maybe hjave like every saturday or whatever a meeting on live that would be fun hang around with youteam mates http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif cause far cry instincts comes with cool stuff like trowing the sample etc but allmost no one uses it cause there issent much teamwork yet let us change that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-04-2005, 06:38 PM
<LI>Got you in my friends list now so hope to meet you (all) some time soon.
<LI>I have enquired if a sub forum can be set up for Instincts map designers as this thread is rapidly getting bloated, but our own site would be sweeter than a sweet thing! Lets do it! I'm a web developer so I can probably help (only if you need any http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif). Would you have the space for image uploads/walkthrough vids? I'm getting professional map designer stars in my eyes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
<LI>I'd start suggesting names for ourselves but that'd be a little off topic and this thread might get canned.
<LI>I like the idea of a regular in-game get together of map makers. They are more likely to offer constructive criticism. It'd be a kind of pseudo-clan. Throwing the sample...must try that. Can it be thrown over walls etc?

10-04-2005, 11:43 PM
I've got two maps that I've published so far..

Fish Eye : Two Islands connected by a bridge.. Base on either island, use of vehicles, are jet ski's, atv.. 4 sniper towers.. 2 with rocket launchers, and 2 with a sniper... One silent sniper, and one loud sniper http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

multiple paths to get on and off each island...

3 different Predator viles.. One on main bridge, between the 2 islands, and one at 2 of the snipper towers...

Then my other map I'm working on is:
Cove of Pain : So far this map, has gotten nothing but the highest praise from the people I've played it with.. Everyone has their own favorite map, and I had 2 people tell me that my map here, Cove of Pain, was their favorite player created map.. So that was a big treat for me..

Anyhow... If ya like to try one of my mas, then look for them online, of sends me a friends request, with a Voice Attachment, stating that you are asking for friend request from Far Cry forums... After that we can begin trading maps, and ideas...

My gamertag on Live is: SDhellrazor


10-05-2005, 06:30 AM
yeah you can trow the sample over fences etc and walls i think depends how tall the wall is.

yeah i probably just use a freehost with php without banners and i will have a look we probably wont have that many webspace but forum etc should be possible i could script like a poll or something for a top 10 maps list.

cya soon on live