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TMIC - TM² Island Cup - ongoing map request 2021-04-11 23:29:31  
The TM² Island Cup (TMIC) is a monthly cup held at the Last Saturday of each Month in TM² Island at 18:00 CET/CEST.

Map Discovery starts an hour earlier, at 17:00 CET/CEST.

Three new maps are played for each edition. Therefore, the TMIC regularly needs new maps to keep things fresh and interesting! All players are welcome to submit maps for possible inclusion. Below are the map styles you can build for, as well as mapping guidelines, and information about submitting a map.


About TM² Island - ManiaPlanet Forum Post
ManiaCalendar - Schedule for TM² Island Cup and other events.
TMIC - TM² Island Cup - MapPack



Ownership of TM² Stadium is required in order to play and build in TM² Island.

Build only in the TM² Island titlepack or the Island environment in TM United Forever.

You cannot submit maps directly from TMUX or TMSX.
TMUF maps must be converted to TM² Island before being submitted on MX.
You can find info about the converter here.

Track styles:
- Race, Tech, Fullspeed, Platform

Track length:
- 45 to 70 seconds point to point

General Track Design:
- A clear and simple design. Easy to learn within a few minutes.
- No difficult speedchecks that require analog no-slide
- Place checkpoints strategically to reduce the possibility of cuts.
- Easy to Intermediate difficulty
- Day, Sunrise, and Sunset are preferred.
- Do not use any Stadium blocks.

Scenery & Display Cost
- Under 10,000 display cost is preferred (up to 25,000 for longer maps)
- Scenery should be used to lead the driver.
- Minimize scenery when it's out of view of the driver.

Signs
- Signs should be consistent and easy to follow.

Checkpoints:
- You should be able to finish the track from any CP respawn using the main route.
- The next CP should be placed no more than 15 seconds from the previous respawn.

MediaTracker
- Wallrides and Loops should have forced internal camera.
- GPS is allowed (if triggered somewhere other than the start)

Allowed:
- Embedded items/blocks (if they fit with/are made for Island)
- Blockmixing (as long as there is no flickering)
- Multiple finishes (all finishes must be easy to see and obvious which is faster)

Not Allowed:
- Day/night cycle
- Custom music
- Triangles3D block in MediaTracker (can crash the server on loading)
- Passworded maps
- Previously released maps or maps shared anywhere before, even in beta form.
- Inappropriate map names (see rules below)
- PF starts (they often break when using analog controllers)

Naming Rules
- No offensive names (in any language)
- No special characters
- No repetitive names (eg. TMIC - MyTrack1, TMIC - MyTrack2, etc.)
- No lazy names: (eg. TMIC - Island, TMIC - 10, TMIC - gnbgufgfbh)


Before you submit a map, please consider:
- TMIC maps may get played for years after the cup is over. Polish the design, scenery, and signage before submitting a map.
- Start the map name with the TMIC prefix. For example: TMIC - MapName

Deadline:
New maps will be tested as late as the day before a TMIC. Ensure new maps are uploaded with plenty of time to check them. Maps posted late or last minute may be deferred until another TMIC, if they're approved.

How do I upload my map?
Go to the "TMIC - TM² Island Cup" MapPack and click the Upload button.
Set the map as "Unreleased" and "Hidden", but not "Unlisted".
New maps can only be downloaded by TMIC admins.

What happens if my map is approved?
- You'll receive a notification on MX when the map is approved.
- The map will be added to a queue of maps that can be used.
- You will be notified via PM (MX or Discord) when your map has been selected for a TMIC.

What if modifications to the track are requested?
- You'll receive a notification about what changes are requested.
- When a map is updated, the map will be moved back to the pending stage and will be tested again.
- Further modifications may be requested. Otherwise we will approve it.
- We reserve the right to update your map if you're inactive (haven't logged onto MX for over a year) or do not respond to requests to update the map in a reasonable amount of time (~1 month). If we do update your map, we will credit you in the track name. Example: "TMIC - Tropicali (by Tuta)"
Please note: Updating your map, even if updates aren't requested, will put the map into pending.

If my map is accepted, when can it be released?
- You can release your map as soon as Map Discovery starts on the map online.

What if my map is declined?
- If your map is declined, this means the map is unsuitable for the TMIC.
- You'll get a notification if it's declined.
- Maps are declined if major portions of the track would have to be changed to make the map suitable.
- You can release your declined map by removing the TMIC tag in-game, resaving the map, and re-uploading to MX.
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