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MTC December 2016: Four Verticals
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MTC December 2016: Four Verticals 03 December 2016 21:58:11  
As you can see, I decided against the break ( 'w')b


    Welcome to the Mania Exchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC), December 2016.

    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 and a winner will be found.

  • Theme of the Month: Four Verticals
    Back at it again with the NFL references. What I mean is that start, finish and checkpoints must all be placed facing the same direction

    • That is, if your track starts going "north", all checkpoints must respawn towards "north" and the finish must face "north"
    • Checkpoints must be crossed in the general direction of their respawn. There's some leniency since you could cross them in diagonal, but there shouldn't be more than 90 degrees of rotation between intended CP crossing direction and respawn direction.
    • Checkpoints (besides those unrespawnable by nature) must also be respawnable, as it can be an easy way to check that you're following the rules correctly
    • The name includes the minimum amount of checkpoints to be placed: 4 counting the finish line. Of consideration: all finish blocks count as a single one, so basically 3 CPs and finishes.
    • Fake finishes are excluded from this rule, but any extra "real" finish blocks must face the same direction.
    • While there's some leniency in the checkpoint crossing direction, there isn't any in the checkpoint placing direction. This means that if you plan to use objects for either the start, the finish or any checkpoints you have to place them in the same direction as every other one.


  • Deadline
    All tracks should be submitted before the end of Sunday 18, December 2016 PDT.

  • Prize
    :gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that. I hope anyone still remembers him? :p)
    :gold: The top 3 winners will receive a showcase of a track of their choice (< 10 awards)

  • General Rules

    • Track-/Laplength below 90 seconds
    • Custom objects allowed
    • Envimixing allowed
    • Blockmixing allowed
    • Custom Titlepacks forbidden
    • No PX tracks
    • MTC should be present in the mapname. Example: Shuttleloop Highway«MTC
    • 1 map per author

  • How to submit
    • To enter a track, simply upload it and post a link to your submission in the submission thread.
    • You can update your map within the deadline as many times as you want.

  • Judging
    We'll use the well well well known public judging system:
    • Everyone is allowed to judge, even players who submitted a map (give your own map a 10)
    • Every map will be judged with marks from 1 (bad) to 10 (gud).
    • Note that you have to judge a stage entirely, you cannot judge only half of it.
      More details will appear after submission ends

    Good luck, and as always: If you have any questions, please ask :)

Some Tutorials
Last edited by FT»Osaka, 03 December 2016 22:03:15
The Green Dude
Location: ES
03 December 2016 22:25:28  
Now this sounds like a really fun theme to build a track for :). I'll try to get something finished in time for once and I really hope that this theme (which should be a good theme for everyone) will attract more people again (y)
G-kart Racer
Location: DE
03 December 2016 23:14:57  
Interesting theme! ;)

... says:
The name includes the minimum amount of checkpoints to be placed: 4 counting the finish line. Of consideration: all finish blocks count as a single one, so basically 3 CPs and finishes.
Just to make sure, in the case of a multilap, is it 3 CP + the start/finish line?
Old Age Caravanner
Location: US
04 December 2016 00:37:19  
Yeah, since it's both a start and a finish and obviously they're facing the same direction.
The Green Dude
Location: ES
06 December 2016 17:19:40  
Thank you for making a new MTC despite the turnout of the last one Osaka!
G-kart Racer
Location: US
07 December 2016 18:22:29  
does air cp need to be in same direction as start/cp/real finish?
Old Age Caravanner
Location: CZ
07 December 2016 20:09:36  
Yes, of course. They are checkpoints and you have to go through them.

( 'w')
The Green Dude
Location: ES
10 December 2016 13:30:43  
we can use custom cameras right?
Old Age Caravanner
Location: CZ
10 December 2016 17:00:14  
There's nothing stating otherwise, so yes!(y)
Quad Bike Racer
Location: US
11 December 2016 15:43:44  
FT»Osaka says:
Checkpoints (besides those unrespawnable by nature) must also be respawnable, as it can be an easy way to check that you're following the rules correctly

I want to have some clarifications about that point. Does that mean that a) the player should be able to finish the map if he respawns at a respawnable CP, or b) the map must gave respawnable CP only? (that is, the map may be impossible to finish after a respawn).
Last edited by ranig, 11 December 2016 15:44:23
Old Age Caravanner
Location: US
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