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MTC September 2019: Link to the Checkpoint
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MTC September 2019: Link to the Checkpoint 01 September 2019 07:47:12  


    Welcome to the ManiaExchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC) September 2019 hosted by PangoLynne!

    In the MTC your task is to build a track on a given theme. Later, all the submitted tracks are rated and a winner is determined.

    🔗 Theme of the Month: Link to the Checkpoint 🔗

    Build a track with multiple routes using linked checkpoints




    Theme Rules

    • Create multiple routes, there can be as many as you like. They don't have to be identical, they don't even need to rejoin, it's up to you!
    • The track must make use of linked checkpoints.
    • Be careful of potential cuts.
    • To create linked checkpoints, click the spanner/gear icon in the top left of the editor, this will highlight all checkpoints.

    • Next, select a checkpoint, and click the chain icon to make it linked.

    • All checkpoints in a group will be activated together, meaning you only need to go through one of them for them all to count.
    • Theme score will be based on how well implemented linked checkpoints are and use of multiple routes, though number of routes isn't as important.



    Allowed

    • All environments and titlepacks (There may be some titlepacks where linked checkpoints don't work. Check functionality before building.)
    • Blockmixing
    • Embedded items
    • Custom time of day
    • 64x64 maps
    • Mods
    • TMUF cars

    Not Allowed

    • Press Forward, Left, Right, or similar tracks
    • Maps that require Openplanet to drive
    • Trial maps



    General Rules

    • You may submit one track maximum
    • Duo tracks are allowed, but each map counts as one track for each author involved
    • MTC should be present in the track name
      Examples: Which Way? (MTC) ; [mtc] Multiple Choice ; MTC – Pachinko
      (check that any special characters do not break in the TM or MX track name)
    • The track should be built in the most recent version of the game



    Deadlines

    • Your track should be uploaded before the end of Sunday, September 29th at midnight PST
    • Tracks submitted within the deadline will have September 30th to make any last minute edits
    • Public voting will go from October 1st to October 8th
    • Results will be posted October 9th at the earliest

    Prizes

    :gold: The first place winner will get to choose a theme for a future MTC
    :gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that. I hope some still remember him? :p)
    :gold: The top 3 winners will receive a showcase of a track of their choice (< 10 awards)



    How to Submit

    • ***Upload your map to this map-pack and optionally post a link to your map in this thread***
    • You can update your track within the deadline as many times as you want
    • Submitted courses may be updated within 24 hours of submissions closing, in case of any necessary last minute changes. New courses may NOT be submitted in this time frame
    • Updating your track after the revision deadline has passed will lead to a disqualification. You are free to update your track once the results are published

    Judging: Public and internal
    We will use a mixture of 70/30 between internal judging and public voting if there is 1 public voter, 60/40 for 2-3, and 50/50 for 4+

    • Everyone is allowed to judge, even players who submitted a map (your score on your own map will be removed, so give it whatever you want!)
    • Every map will be judged with a decimal number from 0 (bad) to 10 (good). All votes greater than/equal to 7 or less than/equal to 4 require constructive feedback on why you gave it that score
    • Note that you have to judge a stage entirely! You cannot judge only half of it. If you are not able to finish the map, your vote can still count! Please only leave that as a very last resort, and still judge the entire map fairly
    • You need to verify your vote by making a post here (for example: "Voted :done:")
    • One best and one worst vote for each map will be ignored if more than 10 people vote
    • The overall score will be a mixture of the average public score and the average internal score
    • You must have access to all environments and vote on all maps for your votes to count

Good luck!
Any further questions are welcome :)

Last edited by PangoLynne, 01 September 2019 07:53:38
wot
Host
Location: AU
02 September 2019 19:45:28  
Is it possible that you have to choose your car before driving like in the envimix titlepack campaign?
Old Age Caravanner
04 September 2019 07:31:59  
As in different routes being designed for different cars?
I'd say it's allowed, as long as it's clearly shown what cars go where (both in-game and in the author comments)
wot
Host
Location: AU
04 September 2019 18:08:28  
Okay then I would have submit like 3 or 4 maps?
Or is it somehow possible for the player to choose in the car in the client?
Old Age Caravanner
05 September 2019 03:11:54  
It can be just the one upload. Submit it with the 'normal' car, and it can then be opened in the envmix titlepack for the other cars.
wot
Host
Location: AU
11 September 2019 20:55:27  
Forgot that you have to upload the map through the mappack can someone add it to that for me.
Actually shouldn't there be a way to add an already uploaded map to a mappack.
Learner Driver
30 September 2019 15:22:41  
I was originally making a map for this, but I didn't do much else for it, and... Yeah, I ran out of time, so I'm not taking part in this month's MTC.
Learner Driver
Location: GB
01 October 2019 15:10:21  



September 2019 Public Voting Link: https://forms.gle/XydVeg38VihkEr4b7


While there are only 2 entries this month, each of them have many tracks within them! Download them here.

In the voting sheet, give your score before your feedback (0 to 10, decimals are allowed). If you have comments, leave them right after your score. For example:

8.5 - Drove it for an hour, still haven't found the fastest route!
  • Everyone is allowed to judge, even players who submitted a map (your score on your own map will be removed, so give it whatever you want!)
  • Every map will be judged with a decimal number from 0 (bad) to 10 (good). All votes greater than/equal to 7 or less than/equal to 4 require constructive feedback on why you gave it that score
  • Note that you have to judge a stage entirely! You cannot judge only half of it. If you are not able to finish the map, your vote can still count! Please only leave that as a very last resort, and still judge the entire map fairly
  • You need to verify your vote by making a post here (for example: "Voted :done:")
  • One best and one worst vote for each map will be ignored if more than 10 people vote
  • The overall score will be a mixture of the average public score and the average internal score
  • The mixture will be 70/30 if there is 1 public voter, 60/40 for 2-3, and 50/50 for 4+
  • You must have access to all environments and vote on all maps for your votes to count



A panel of judges will also judge the maps.
This internal voting will follow the format of:
Theme (20p) | Creativity (10p) | Fun (10p) | Detail (10p)

All public voting will soft close on October 9th, 2019 at midnight PST. After that you'll have until the internal judges complete their voting.
Last edited by PangoLynne, 01 October 2019 15:13:02
wot
Host
Location: AU
15 October 2019 13:25:38  




First place goes to Tona! :gold:





  • "Each route has a great flow and solid calculations." - Rexine
  • "The colour coding is brilliant." - PangoLynne
  • "A solid selection of well balanced routes." - Arkive


Second place is taken by Trackmaniadude! :silver:





  • "When I looked at the theme, this kind of course is what I envisioned." - Arkive
  • "I just started going wherever I wanted cause it's so fun to explore how everything intersects." - Rexine
  • "This track really has a unique style of gameplay." - PangoLynne


Only two entries this month, so the top two winners can share the bronze! :bronze:


Congratulations to our winners!


Each winner gets a news showcase of their choice for placing on the podium.

Here's the link to the full results sheet.

Thanks to those who participated. If you folks have any themes you'd like to see, be sure to suggest them here.
wot
Host
Location: AU
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