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Quake Halloween Mapping Contest
I'm proposing something partway between a speedmapping session and a fullblown mapping contest (Coagula etc).

The rules: Make a map using the theme "haunted house." You have the month of October and should submit the map on Halloween. The map should support single player; cooperative and deathmatch are optional. There are no restrictions on size, texture set, or number of brushes.

I propose instead of the usual judging panel, everyone simply sends me a link to where their map can be downloaded, and I will post all of the links on Halloween. Who "won" will be a matter of popular opinion.
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i made a fucking hotdog in 30 minutes and your telling me you need to swipe a pumpkin from somewhere else? fucking a! just get on the hotdog! 
Ame's Room 
I found some old prefabs of a PC. Converted them for my convertion.
Otherwise I would like to join your Halloween.
Ever heard of "Ame's Room"?
It is that funny room, with two chairs.
When someone walks along them, they become from
dwarf to giant!

That's just what's happened to my monsters, and baby-shambler won't forgive me...
http://members.home.nl/gimli/Quake0.jpg
http://members.home.nl/gimli/Quake1.jpg 
Um... 
thanks for that totally helpful, insightful, and fact filled post Madfox. 
Sure? 
If you mean it, thanks.
If you don't, where shall I put that all-oversized sarcasm? 
Really The Wrong Place To Post 
 
Who's Still In? 
I've been continuing with a small Quake infested house map. I'm going to try and have something for the 25th. I'd like to know if anyone else has been working on a map for this. My map will basically be a monster mash - not sophisticated at all but it features a really pretty Victorian style house with 4 floors of mayhem. It's far better then my Spring Cleaning map (100B2)which really wasn't anything to brag about. 
Tronyn 
Is this 'haunted house' idea something of a lingering memory from Al-Azif? Cos I was thinking about it just the other day... 
Still In =) 
I almost ditched Tarr & Fether on the weekend but after diving back into it this morning, I'm re-inspired. It's gonna be small, but incorporates one of the ideas from the "mapping ideas" thread that should extend it somewhat.

With respect to difficulty levels and the size of this thing. I'm contemplating keeping the monster count stable and differing each level by manipulating health and powerups (not ammo). What do people think? 
Distrans 
thats an interesting idea, and could be fun if you pull it off succesfully. just make sure hard really is hard. :) 
I... 
got it the first time UWF 
Kell 
Yeah actually it was, only the idea I had for that was more of a haunted mansion than a house - gigantic gloom-keep style compound rather than a rickety wooden house. Also, my plan was to make the mansion empty, and mostly storyline/cutscene stuff there... 
Tronyn - How To Enter Map 
Do I email my map to you when done? Can I send it anytime on the 25th? Will the date slip (Scraggy ducks to avoid hurled crates)? I'm hurrying to enter something that is complete. Not necessarily refined overall - but a good quick romp that is a bit beefier then a 100B map. If the deadline slips, I'll use the time to refine my map and not expand it but otherwise it is my plan to hand in what I did.

Tronyn - I like your description above. My house is wood and brick. Not quite a mansion but not a cottage either. 
Scragbait 
Yeah you can just zip it up and email me it. Sounds good a bit beefier than a 100b map.

On the date potentially slipping, how much time are you thinking about? 
Err... 
Actually I'm a bit confused... isn't All Hallows' Eve (Samhain for the Wiccan inclined =) 31st Oct? 
Date 
I'm thinking the 28th (sent out late in my timezone - GMT-5:00). If the pack was released on the 30th, people would have it just ahead of the 31st. I can send source files (map, Worldcraft, bsp and wad) if you wish to modify anything. My map exits to start.bsp but I can change that on request. 
Yeah 
The 28th is fine. You can just send the bsp then, and I'll release it the next day, then people can play the maps (2 total, right?) on Halloween. Sounds good!

and, I think having it exit to start.bsp is fine, or whatever your favourite Q1 regular map is. 
Thanks 
If you haven't changed your email address, Tronyn, I can use the one in my address book.

The extra time will allow me to neaten things up. 
Ok Cool 
still netgames@netdp.com :) 
Nope... 
...ain't gonna make it. So, maybe just the one :( I find it ludicrous to have 2403 brushes in the can but be only 2/3 of the way through. *shrug* That's just "modern" Quake mapping I suppose.

Still, not a complete loss as the large basement/prison + laboratory will re-skin nicely and fill a problemmatic section of the Knave schemed level I'm working on. I'll float a few pics at Pipeline before I start re-skinning. 
I'm Still In 
Could it be that an entire thread ends in a map made by just me? Don't know if I'm prepared for that kind of attention. I'm pleased with what I have so far and although it's only a mid-size map, I think it's better then one of those tiny bags of stale plain chips.

Secretly I'm hoping some other silent mappers will toss in a map or two but short of the internet going down, you can expect a little treat from Scraggy. 
A Victorian Secret 
The map is done and off to Tronyn. It has skill levels and should be a fun little romp with more surprises then Cracker Jacks but less harmful to your dental health.

...And there's no razor blades stuffed inside either. I have a full bowl of these little bsp's just waiting for whomever rings the bell. 
Don't Believe Him... 
...there are razor blades hidden all over the place. 
Hey 
Submitted a news thread for your map's release. I also updated my site (it's now available for download). I said there that I wouldn't play it tonight, but hey I couldn't sleep so I figured why not. I loved it. More comments when the news thread arises and my brain functions more.. uhm... better..
heh.. 
... 
And that's the URL to Tronyn's site for those of you that are still searching ;):
http://www.planetquake.com/tronyn/ 
Kiss The Scraggy 
I know I should wait for the news thread but I'm going out now so no comments, but here's a demo of my first try at the map.

http://grangers-farmyard.com/sda/hh_nm.dz

Nightmare skill (it's halloween!) 
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