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MTC January 2020: Hindsight is 2020 01 January 2020 18:31:02  

    Welcome to the ManiaExchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC) for January 2020! Despite all the optimism this new year brings, this month is hosted by Arkive!

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

    Theme of the Month: Hindsight is 2020

    Take one of your old courses and revamp it for the new year! Remastering someone else's course is allowed if you have their permission, too!

    Theme Specific Rules
    • Your route should be notably similar to the original map's route
    • Your route can be a creative interpretation of the original route; it does not need to be a close replica
    • Beyond the route, you are free to create whatever!
    • You are free to change the vehicle used on the map. Just because it used to be a CanyonCar map doesn't mean it has to stay a CanyonCar map!
    • The course chosen must be at least two months old from the time this is posted
    • You should provide a link to the reference course (or another way to acquire it) either in your course's author comment or here with your formal submission
    • If you do not remaster one of your own courses, you must provide proof of permission from the original author(s) to remaster their course!
    • You are free to remaster MTC maps, and you do not need to abide by the original competitions' rules if you do not want to
    • You are free to remaster maps from older TrackMania games

    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. Example: "mtc - future past" or "Do It Again (MTC)" (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
    • All environments are allowed
    • All titlepacks are allowed
    • Blockmixing is allowed
    • Envimixing is allowed
    • Embedded items are allowed
    • Stadium64 base is allowed
    • TMUF cars are allowed
    • Mods are allowed (remember to include locators!)
    • Press Forward, Left, Right, or similar tracks are NOT allowed
    • Courses requiring OpenPlanet are NOT allowed

    If you have any questions or would like to contest a rule, feel free to ask!

    • Your track should be uploaded before the end of January 30th at midnight EST. Submissions will continue to be accepted until I officially announce closure in this thread, which will likely occur the following EST morning
    • Tracks submitted within the deadline will have 24 hours after submissions close to make any last minute edits
    • Public voting will go from February 1st to February 8th or until the internal judging is finished, whichever occurs later
    • Results are calculated and posted soon after public voting closes

    :gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that. I wasn't around then, but maybe some of you still remember him? :p)
    :gold: The top 3 winners will receive a showcase of a track of their choice (< 10 awards)

    How to Submit
    • You MUST 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 75/25 between internal judging and public voting if there is 1 public voter, 60/40 for 2, and 50/50 for 3+
    • 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 track will be judged with marks 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 must play and vote on all tracks for your votes to count
    • 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 internal judging will note some detailed feedback with points based on categories (Theme [20p], Creativity [10p], Fun [10p], Detail [10p])

Good luck, and if you have any questions, please ask!

MTC Host
Location: US
02 January 2020 08:26:17  
This is an interesting challenge. I might see what I can do about this.
Old Age Caravanner
Location: GB
07 January 2020 03:38:20  
Learner Driver
07 January 2020 17:25:11  
Hi all,

back again :)

How do you "change" car on an existing map? I have the multienvironment titlepack, but it always opens the map with the "old" car, I couldn't find any dialog/setting to change it.

Any help appreciated8-|
MX Supporter
Location: IT
08 January 2020 08:07:40  
In the end, I remembered how: you have to press Ctrl while selecting the track to be edited.

erikfzr says:
Hi all,

back again :)

How do you "change" car on an existing map? I have the multienvironment titlepack, but it always opens the map with the "old" car, I couldn't find any dialog/setting to change it.

Any help appreciated8-|
MX Supporter
Location: IT
08 January 2020 13:25:37  
I uploaded the following map to the map pack:

Original map: "Arena 5 by   erikfzr
MX Supporter
Location: IT
18 January 2020 21:46:38  
Old Age Caravanner
19 January 2020 10:51:38  
Quad Bike Racer
Location: FR
27 January 2020 02:57:40  
Track Slacker
Location: US
30 January 2020 12:44:53  
Learner Driver
Location: HU
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