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#1 MTC: Santas route
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#1 MTC: Santas route 01 December 2014 00:02:41  


    Welcome to the very first door of the ManiaExchange Advencalendar.

    To start with some fun, this door is a Monthly Track Contest (MTC) :cool:

    In the MTC, your task is to build a track on a given theme (see below). Later on, all of the entered tracks will be rated by our judges and a winner will be found.

  • Theme of the Month: Santas route

  • Deadline
    All tracks should be submitted by the end of Sunday 14th December, 00:00 GMT.

  • Prize
    :gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that :p)
    :gold: Candy for the Adventcalendar leaderboard.

  • Rules

    • Build a route so that Santa can deliver the presents to every home/person of the map. In order for Santa to deliver the presents he has to be able to drive be the houses. So make sure that the car drives through the block area directly in front of the sign block indicated by the yellow box bellow.

      In Stadium some sign blocks have multiple direction, so you can choose which side to use.
      In Valley there are sign blocks attached to houses due to the small size of the signs. You are allowed to pass the house on both levels, although the sign block is only on one level.


      this yellow area is valid too
      More examples
    • Get the Basemaps here
    • Everyone has the right to receive a present!
    • Bonus points for a Christmas feel on your map
    • Envimixing is allowed
    • Blockmixing is allowed! Just make sure to build no flickering textures and no ugly mixing to avoid point deduction in the polishing category.
    • EDIT: Only Nadeo titlepacks allowed
    • 1 map per author
    • Important: To enter a track, simply upload it and post a link to your submission in the Submission Thread
    • Important 2: Include the sequence of letters MTC somewhere in the track name so that it can be easily discovered on mania-exchange.com.


  • The Judging System

    We'll use the judging system of the last MTC.
    Each judge will rate every track using the following categories:
    • :award: Route:
      Flow, smoothness, layout, speed, diversity, transitions, difficulty, etc.
      The general "feel" of the track while driven.
      Max. 15 points/judge
    • :award: Theme:
      The judges will look at how creatively you implement the theme into the track.
      Max. 15 points/judge
    • :award: Polishing:
      Signage, Scenery, MT. Does your track feel like it has the finishing (visual) touches?
      Max. 10 points/judge
    • :award: Fun Factor:
      Depending on how fun the judges find your track, some extra points can be given.
      Max. 10 points/judge


    Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask. :)

The basemaps:




Last edited by haenry, 03 December 2014 15:31:48
gado is a
Location: DE
01 December 2014 03:35:22  
looks cool, i might try to cook something up.
Actively Inactive.
Location: US
01 December 2014 07:00:13  
Embedded objects; yes/no?

... says:
Bonus points for a Christmas feel on your map


Does it have to be a winter-y Christmas?
Because I live in the Southern Hemisphere and I only know Christmas in the Summer.
Last edited by FillInTheBlank, 01 December 2014 07:04:53
Old Age Caravanner
01 December 2014 08:48:06  
They are fine.

Eerm. Xmas in the Summer. That is weird... I suggest to try a winter themed map then because the judges will be from Europe. But if you can do it convincing Summer should be fine too ;)
I have never experienced xmas in Summer so I don't know how it feels like :d
Last edited by haenry, 01 December 2014 08:49:53
gado is a
Location: DE
01 December 2014 16:59:40  
what about podium block? there is sign-house too. do I have to make a road near this block?
G-kart Racer
Location: PL
01 December 2014 22:58:53  
Yes, it counts as an ordinary sign ;)
gado is a
Location: DE
01 December 2014 23:00:47  
What about using a title pack?
Last edited by tcq, 01 December 2014 23:06:47
Moped Racer
01 December 2014 23:13:19  
Nope, no titlepaccks.
Some of them are just too huge for the judges to download, so judging would take ages on a slow connection. Additionally not every judge has additional 5000planetsn ;)
Last edited by haenry, 01 December 2014 23:19:42
gado is a
Location: DE
02 December 2014 00:09:58  
eurhm... a small problem:
the link with the basemaps: once you download it, and open the zip.
the map is just empty :p
is this the meaning?
also look at the bold word in this qoute:
... says:
Rules

Build a route so that Santa can deliver the presents to every home/person of the map. In order for Santa to deliver the presents he has to be able to drive be the houses. So make sure that the car drives through the block area directly in front of the sign block indicated by the yellow box bellow.

should this "be" be the word "by"? maybe I'm wrong like in the past but I was just wondering
Last edited by FT»lolig, 02 December 2014 00:11:07
Awesome Dude!
Location: BE
02 December 2014 05:02:10  
FT»lolig says:
eurhm... a small problem:
the link with the basemaps: once you download it, and open the zip.
the map is just empty :p


I just downloaded...the maps are in the zip, and they look like the pictures above when opened?

Maybe they fixed whatever problem you're having--perhaps try downloading again?
Moped Racer
Location: US
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