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Quake Christmas Calendar Jam
sock talked me into this!

I considered doing some Xmas event for years, but it never happened for the usual reasons. Something like a Christmas calendar where there's a new little singleplayer map behind each door. Based on this and the fact that a big update for Arcane Dimensions is scheduled for Xmas, we came up with the idea for this mapping event:

24 x 1024^3 maps for AD

Essentially a mapping challenge. The maps should use AD and fit within a 1024*1024*1024 box, similar to what we did in SM127.

The restriction is tricky, and it should be interesting to see how people tackle it and make the most of the limited space. Think inside the box. Part of the reason for this is to keep the maps managable in terms of size and playtime. Small 5-10 minutes levels instead of huge limit-breaking megamaps that may not make the deadline. We need 24 in total!

The key is to re-use the space. Something along the lines of "climb up, drop down and the existing area changes, stuff spawns, stuff moves etc." This is where AD comes into play, as it offers a wide range of options and possibilities. Check out the test maps, use them as templates, experiment. This may be good practice and fun.

The deadline is 30-Nov-2017 18:00 (Func time).

Send to the email address in my profile. Needless to say, the maps need to be fully compiled and tested, have skill settings and run on AD 1.6. Must use standard BSP format and not exceed protocol 666 limits (aim for protocol 15 if possible).

If you have technical questions, sock can be messaged through the usual channels, preferably the Terrafusion discord. Or drop them here to be forwarded.
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Is The 1024^3 
the playable space? eg or can skyboxes extend beyond it? 
Whoa 
This came out of nowhere. Is the height of the map tied to the 1024 limit? 
 
I believe fit within a 1024*1024*1024 box answers that question, Breezeep_ ;)

Zwiffle does raise a valid point, though. 
 
Yes, playable space. I guess it's fine if there's some purely detail stuff beyond it. We're not overly strict on the restriction, it's not a contest. Just no crazy BSP2 stuff. 
Theme? 
Is it Christmas themed or just do whatever? 
 
I think you can just do whatever texture theme you like. 
Murdering Shamblers In Xmas Hats 
would be a treat! 
Oh No! 
No more hats lol 
 
Im down. 
Is That Penis Texture Allowed ? 
 
 
Seems tempting, as it sounds like something I could actually get done... working without a challenge/deadline is quite hard for me apparently. 
P.s. No One Steal My Ideas! 
 
Big Update For AD For Christmas 
Are we allowed to know more? 
Penis Texture Is Obligatory. 
 
With Big Shiny Ornament Balls 
 
Please No. I'd Like My Kids To Be Able To Play This. 
 
If Your Kids Are In Age Of Playing Quake, 
they probably make more dick jokes than you. 
Zombie Gibs Everywhere Vs. Stylised Dick Textures. 
National outcry etc. 
I Am In 
This will be very fun. I like the bite-sized idea, especially for my first AD map. 
Hmmmmm... 
...this might be a good op to get back into brush shoving. Love the resrictions! 
 
t* 
 
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/pritchard_advent1.jpg

First screenshot. It may not look very "christmassy", but there's a snowy above ground area to make up for that. 
Oh Yeah 
Those restrictions are beyond appealing.

Count me in! 
Totally 
Count me in~ 
Yo. 
Might as well post here just to confirm, I'm interested too! I've been messing around with textures and atmosphere for a couple days, just to build my confidence that I can do something, and I like what I see so far. With both the tight size restriction (which I love) and generous deadline, I'm pretty sure I can come up with a map in time.

May I ask what filename prefix we're meant to use for this? Just so there's no need to rename everything at the last minute. I didn't see anything in the OP about it, so I've been using 'xmasjam' for mine. Or does this count as Jam 10? 
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