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ESL needs YOUR Techmaps for CPS and Go4!
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ESL needs YOUR Techmaps for CPS and Go4! 03 November 2014 16:40:59  


As you might have read, lately we announced that ESL will run a Go4 for TM2 Stadium, from December until end of February. Since this period exactly meets the next Competition Premiership season, it's a logical thing to use the same maps for both tournaments.

Although since CPS will end in early February, we will still go on with new maps after, till Go4 ends. So we are waiting for as many magnificent maps as possible in this season!

Map requirements
Please make sure your map complies with the following requirements:
  • Name: "ESL - name"
  • You can use what you want for name, as long as it isn't a team- or playername (or something smilar!)
  • No special signs in the mapname
  • Length: 50 - 60 65 seconds
  • Use of the NEW ESL signs and follow its guidelines (dynamic signs!)
  • Use new blocks if possible (at least a podium)
  • Embedded blocks are allowed (preferably not as scenery)
  • Placing checkpoints backwards is forbidden (only allowed in special cases)
  • Blockmixing is allowed, as long as it does not produce any graphical glitches or driving bugs
  • GPS, intros and outros are forbidden
  • Give the map a delicate and nice outlook
  • The scenery is up to you (make sure it doesn't produce lags, lighting problems or graphical bugs!)
  • The map is only known by yourself
  • The map hasn't been uploaded anywhere
  • The map has not been used in any competition before
Send your validated map(s), together with a replay to: eu.tm2.maps@staff.esl.eu

Use "Maps - Competition - your nickname" as mailsubject, your mail might be missed otherwise.
The deadline for sending in your map(s) is Thursday, 27th November!

We look forward to receiving all your maps for these two tournaments!

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Last edited by TheM, 11 November 2014 23:31:43
Trust me, I'm a professional.
Location: NL
05 November 2014 16:21:05  
finallyy(l)
Learner Driver
Location: CZ
05 November 2014 20:31:28  
Is this allowed if there's no other option?

The problem is that you respawn like this.. You can simply drive forward and it's not random or anything :$


to clarify, I don't need that blockmix anymore, found another better way :) still would be interested if it's allowed


and another question: is 60.xs ok? so 1:00.x times

from the Signpack page:
... says:
We have added dynamic boards which are to advertise the latest news/leagues. You will have to add two dynamic boards to your tracks, one for the start and one near the finish. If you did it well, the starting and finishing players will be able to watch it and understand its content.

They look like usual advertisement signs. do we just have to build them into the map and they'll work? :s just want to be sure
Last edited by gado, 05 November 2014 22:14:58
Moped Racer
Location: DE
05 November 2014 22:49:24  
i think its in the rules of cps that your not allowed to respawn during a race in the tournament anyways, so i dont think it would have been a problem
Beetle Racer
Location: DE
06 November 2014 12:45:31  
ad'gado says:
to clarify, I don't need that blockmix anymore, found another better way :) still would be interested if it's allowed

Normally respawn is disabled during the tournament (like Lodec says). As long as it doesn't produce graphical glitches or driving bugs, it's technically allowed. Though, I'd stress to try to limit these kind of blockmixes to a minimal. The mapjudges might not be that charmed by them.


ad'gado says:
and another question: is 60.xs ok? so 1:00.x times

Yep, and the pros will probably drive a few seconds off it (no insult to your driving ^^), so it should be alright.

ad'gado says:
from the Signpack page:
... says:
We have added dynamic boards which are to advertise the latest news/leagues. You will have to add two dynamic boards to your tracks, one for the start and one near the finish. If you did it well, the starting and finishing players will be able to watch it and understand its content.

They look like usual advertisement signs. do we just have to build them into the map and they'll work? :s just want to be sure

The signs *should* change if we change them on the server. That's why they are called "dynamic". As it's not my department, I can't explain the exact workings of it, but it should work alright.
Trust me, I'm a professional.
Location: NL
06 November 2014 14:42:29  
Alright, thanks for your answer :cool:
Moped Racer
Location: DE
07 November 2014 16:53:30  
Since we have been getting quite a few maps with broken signs, here are some general tips on how to use them correctly:
» If you somehow don't have them yet, download the official pack from the ESL website (http://www.esl.eu/eu/trackmania2/download/26904858/)
» Extract ALL the contents (.dds and .loc files + one .txt) from the zip to Documents\ManiaPlanet\Skins\Any\Advertisement
» For static/standard signs you can use the usual browsing menu, the URLs will be fetched from the .loc files automatically
» IMPORTANT! For dynamic (they're called ESL_Ad-Dynamic) signs you must use the given direct links in a special .txt which was extracted from the zip archive (make sure you add Dynamic to a sign at the start and Dynamic2 to a sign at the end).

If you don't know what is this all about, feel free to check this news again: http://www.esl.eu/eu/trackmania2/news/247442/
Trust me, I'm a professional.
Location: NL
09 November 2014 13:04:14  
50-60s, ESL pls no over minute maps as it used to be? :d 65s master race!

And making a map with some guys :)
Last edited by wormi, 09 November 2014 13:05:32
Beetle Racer
Location: FI
09 November 2014 22:13:21  
my map is 1:01, but only because I'm not that good :d
Moped Racer
Location: DE
11 November 2014 23:07:00  
Hmm I dont knwo why...but I remembered as if I set the max to 65...i corrected it in the newspost. So its 50-65 (just like previous season)
Learner Driver
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