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Title: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 08, 2011, 01:36:45 AM
 We decided to give mappers some credits and honour by having the limelight shining on their maps and works in the Duke Nukem 3D community. Both past and present mappers.

Mapper of the month will not have a theme.

It's more like a surprise, if you like. It could be Pascal Rouaud. Or it could be a long forgotten mapper....
You never know
 

Mapper of the Month - Overview (http://www.scent-88.com/mom/mom.php)

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2015

January: Enric Alvarez
February: Juan Daniel Alcobre (papamonos)
March: Vedran Jelenic
April: Artem Nevinchany
May: Eye del Cul
June: Alias Conrad Coldwood
July: Tommi Heikkinen (Steambull)
August: Mike Beaulieu
September: Magnar Jenssen (C3PO)
October: sT1LL_WAnTeD
November: Cedric Lutes (zaxtor znort)
December: Leonardo Pellegrini (DavoX)

2014

January: Ken Silverman
February: Sanek
March: Mister Sinister
April: Kevin Cools
May: Supertanker
June: Arturo Martinez (MapLord)
July: Peter Kucera
August: Perro Seco
September: Alejandro Arroyo
October: Duke64Nukem
November: Arghantyl Aryostaz
December: Michael Crisp (Micky C)

2013

January: Robert Carter
February: Maarten v. Oostrum
March: Robert Wypior (underTaker)
April: ScottL (Forge)
May: Taivo Maripuu
June: William Gee
July: Paul Monteray (HighTreason)
August: Devastator
September: Paul Bolduc
October: KaiseR
November: Billy Boy
December: David B.


2012

January: Luciano Gallo (Gambini)
February: Maarten Pinxten
March: Aymeric Nocus (ck3d)
April: Mikko Sandt
May : Merlijn v. Oostrum
June: Bob Averill
July: Pascal Rouaud
August: Thobias Fast (Loke)
September: Alejandro Glavic
October: Fernando Marquez
November: Zykov Eddy
December: Frode Waksvik (Puritan)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MikeNorvak on December 10, 2011, 04:19:23 AM
You should change mapper of the month to mapper of the semester  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 10, 2011, 04:20:38 AM
^Which campus??  ;D 
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MikeNorvak on December 10, 2011, 04:21:40 AM
Duke University!!!!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 10, 2011, 04:37:00 AM
Wish I could be a fly on the wall on that 'university'.
Imagine Dukes reaction when the professor pronounce something like this: "...extra terrestrial life is nonsense and just a product of sci-fi writers twisted minds!"
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on December 23, 2011, 08:10:25 PM
And on which standards will you judge the mapper of the month ?

Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 23, 2011, 08:22:48 PM
I'm not too involved in the selection process, but I think a qualifier would be at least the release of two single player maps of high quality
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 24, 2011, 12:50:18 AM
Ahh, that's a bummer. Most of my more recent stuff is tied up in the next WGRealms 2 release, which at this rate won't be out for another year.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 24, 2011, 05:25:57 AM
I don't know if DM maps are considered or not, and I'm guessing that maps tied up in large releases (like TC's) aren't even on the radar (bit difficult to feature one individual's work when it's intermingled into, and a piece of something larger - it would need it's own designated map release page)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 24, 2011, 11:20:20 AM
Ahh, that's a bummer. Most of my more recent stuff is tied up in the next WGRealms 2 release, which at this rate won't be out for another year.
Thy shall not fear!
Your time will come. It will be a new mapper each month  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on December 24, 2011, 11:56:36 AM
Well,mapper of the month is just a kind of nice advertising so ?

With a special page to show his work,critics and even perhaps an interview.
So all people here will be the" mapper of the month",if i understand.
And perhaps twice if he works enough  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 24, 2011, 12:58:12 PM
Yes, everyone here who meets the requirements will eventually be mapper of the month. I may have to throw a bitch tantrum to get our modest administrator to include himself in that list though  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 24, 2011, 01:26:08 PM
 :D  I'm on that list but you'll have to scroll down a bit.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 24, 2011, 01:42:47 PM
If mapper of the month must be someone from this forum, and there are currently 14 members, then all I have to do is wait 13 months  ;D

Although the thing is it'd be pretty hard to argue what a 'quality' release is wouldn't it? Is it a map that's great fun? Or is it a map that has a high score based on details, architecture, and all those other catagories? Hopefully the standard is low so the two maps I've released so far are counted  :P lol!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 24, 2011, 02:01:32 PM
Being a member of the forum is not a requirement to be mapper of the month. Any map/mod worth being hosted here is the "qualifier"
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 31, 2011, 03:40:30 AM
So it's the afternoon of december 31st where I am. Who's crowned the very first mapper of the month?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on December 31, 2011, 11:40:08 AM
I'm awaitin' too  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 31, 2011, 12:35:49 PM
It's Gambini! But I'm confused... what good maps has he released lately?  :P  ;)

Edit: wow, the review for It Lives is a giant wall of text which is very difficult to read. It could use some paragraphs  :-\
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 31, 2011, 12:52:50 PM

Edit: wow, the review for It Lives is a giant wall of text which is very difficult to read. It could use some paragraphs  :-\


I agree.
I just copy/paste received txt files into HTML.
I did a few adjustments to Forge's review layout. ( hope he doesn't showel sand up my ass..  ;D )
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 31, 2011, 12:59:41 PM
I have no issues with any adjustments to the reviews I submit, as long as you don't go crazy and change it to something like, "I hate this guy and his work sucks monkey balls...Score = -7"
Unless, of course, that's what I really wrote.  8)

i'll start putting spaces between paragraphs from now on  :P



It's Gambini! But I'm confused... what good maps has he released lately?  :P  ;)
We decided to give mappers some credits and honour by having the limelight shining on their maps and works in the Duke Nukem 3D community. Both past and present mappers.

Mapper of the month will not have a theme.

It's more like a surprise, if you like. It could be Pascal Rouaud. Or it could be a long forgotten mapper....
You never know
 

what's confusing?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 31, 2011, 01:19:47 PM
Congratulations to Gambini for being the first mapper of the month.

may your ego swell to be as big as your balls
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on January 01, 2012, 02:55:04 AM
Yeah, I think Gambini deserves to be honoured on our site.
He is making levels only with the Mapster32 and the default GRP file of DN3D as his tools.
 With an output that actually is shaking avid Dukers ( mappers).
Many mappers today is taking advantage of the HRP/ Polymer or custom art/models/scripts in order to stand out of the crowd. Gambini doesn't need to go down that road ....


Well deserved honours, Gambini!  :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on January 01, 2012, 07:11:50 PM
Many mappers today is taking advantage of the HRP/ Polymer or custom art/models/scripts
Yes,that's sad.
But the result is always the same even with new stuff :average  :(

I 'm totally agree with the selection of the mapper of this month.
It could not be an other body than Gambini but...where's Gambini ?

And i'm just a little surprised that this "show" has just a so poor stuff.
Why not try make it unique by implementing an interview,asking for his old/comin' work,his personnal motivation...
It could be awesome  :D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 01, 2012, 08:30:22 PM
And i'm just a little surprised that this "show" has just a so poor stuff.
Why not try make it unique by implementing an interview,asking for his old/comin' work,his personnal motivation...
It could be awesome  :D

while I agree that an interview, or a small paragraph, about the mapper of the month's background would be pretty neat, it's not completely feasible.  The selected mapper of the month could be somebody who hasn't mapped for Duke in a decade and getting an interview or a small bit of information on them will be close to impossible. Best leave it in a format that can apply to anyone chosen.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on January 02, 2012, 12:12:09 AM

I'm not completely convinced by the last argument  ???

Because it can fail for some bodys,we will not try to make something good ?
Interview can be an impossible task sometimes but why not a kind of small biography ?

Perhaps each month,we can complete an encyclopedia on mappers and their work.
I see something like that.It can be awesome  :D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on January 02, 2012, 01:19:29 AM
I agree, sometimes it's nice to know more about the man behind the map. It would be handy to have a bunch of information in one place, like how old he is, which country he lives in, how long he's been mapping/how many maps he's made etc..
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 02, 2012, 01:50:03 AM
sounds like we have a couple of volunteers. e-mail your results to Puritan  :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on January 02, 2012, 07:57:58 AM
I disagree.
If somebody wants to open a wiki thread about MoM, that's ok.
But I will not put up an official mapper wiki for many reasons.
MoM is blown out of proportions by some...
It's their WORK and nothing else that is supposed to be highlighted.



Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on January 02, 2012, 09:43:23 AM

We do not ask to hack their pc to retrieve personal infos  ;D

I rephrase :
It would be handy to have a bunch of information in one place, like how old he is, which country he lives in, how long he's been mapping/how many maps he's made etc..

And sometimes,i've seen a lot of perso informations writen in template and their e-mail.
A lot of mappers have written they want to be contacted about their work.

And a small paragraph about their personal skill cannot harm.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 02, 2012, 12:28:25 PM

We do not ask to hack their pc to retrieve personal infos  ;D

I rephrase :
It would be handy to have a bunch of information in one place, like how old he is, which country he lives in, how long he's been mapping/how many maps he's made etc..

And sometimes,i've seen a lot of perso informations writen in template and their e-mail.
A lot of mappers have written they want to be contacted about their work.

And a small paragraph about their personal skill cannot harm.

sounds like we have a couple of volunteers. e-mail your results to Puritan post a small blurb in this thread each time a new mapper is selected :)

I'll even give you a little help with Gambini; start here:

http://gambinidesign.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Arghantyl on January 02, 2012, 02:37:52 PM
That's ok.

I will work with that and try to make the deal.
If Gambini plays the game and if this little project runs,it will  sure convince Puritan.
At least,it can be posted here.

Let's rock !
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on January 02, 2012, 04:42:11 PM
A mapper wiki as a separate section is certainly something that we could add to the site though.
It depends on if there will be enough submissions to this issue.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on January 03, 2012, 04:22:47 AM
Maybe mappers could submit their own information? At least in some cases, which would help ease the squeeze.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on January 04, 2012, 02:58:18 AM
What a honor! But where is this posted? when i read the front page there´s something that says "mapper of the month" but when i click on it a blank box that only reads 2012.

I´m willing to give you an interview guys  :P even if that means answering stuff about my sexual life.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 04, 2012, 02:30:12 PM
The results sound like you clicked on the news ticker

Mapper of the Month is at the bottom of the front page
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on February 02, 2012, 01:16:30 AM
Congrats to Maarten Pinxten for being the mapper of the month. where ever you are.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on February 02, 2012, 01:36:37 AM
It was probably him and George W. Bernard who had the biggest influence on me as a mapper (and Iikka Keränen, of course).
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on February 02, 2012, 02:33:28 AM
 :o Oou man!!!!!!! Puritan overcame himself with mprocket´s review!! I´m not done reading it yet but so far the first paragraph has given me an uncontrolable urge of playing the map!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on February 02, 2012, 08:05:18 AM
^I'm occupied with logistics.
I wouldn't order a semi-truck for moving  one case of beer  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on March 02, 2012, 03:55:42 PM
Congrats to Aymeric Nocus (ck3d) for being mapper of the month.

One of the major influences who encouraged me to make a few crappy maps
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on March 04, 2012, 02:23:18 AM
I can´t believe you chosed CK3d as mapper of the month. Mostly knowing that MRCK hasn´t been honored yet.

Jokes aside, A hell of a mapper. He polyshed his style so much in his latest releases that i find more of a brand in his maps than in Roch maps.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on March 04, 2012, 01:18:44 PM
Ok, just to clear things up, Aymeric Nocus, CK3d and MRCK are the same mapper right? Because that guy's aliases totally confuse the heck out of me.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on March 04, 2012, 01:29:42 PM
Yes, that's the same guy. I'm not sure why he changed his alias.. Anyway, great mapper who made some of my favorite city levels. His more recent semi-classic style (AMC pleaser, Metropolian mayhem) looks very good as well, especially the sector based shading.

If there's one thing I dislike about his maps, it's the overuse of those annoying turrets.  :P
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on March 05, 2012, 10:11:22 PM
...
Jokes aside, A hell of a mapper. He polyshed his style so much in his latest releases that i find more of a brand in his maps than in Roch maps.


Second that. You can tell it's his work after just a quick glance.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on April 01, 2012, 09:52:41 AM
Mikko:... The stage is yours!  8)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on April 01, 2012, 03:00:21 PM
congrats to Mikko for being selected as Mapper of the Month. A key player in the history of collecting, distributing, and making maps.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on April 02, 2012, 02:42:44 PM
Appreciate the honor, thanks!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Maarten on April 05, 2012, 10:16:50 AM
congrats to Mikko for being selected as Mapper of the Month. A key player in the history of collecting, distributing, and making maps.

+1
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Hank on April 08, 2012, 09:18:42 PM
congrats to Mikko for being selected as Mapper of the Month. A key player in the history of collecting, distributing, and making maps.

+1
+ 1000000 , well, ehmm  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on May 03, 2012, 11:15:23 AM
Congratulations to Merlijn van Oostrum for being may's Mapper of the Month. Groovy stuff!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on May 03, 2012, 02:01:48 PM
The Red Series inspired a whole genre of mapping
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Maarten on May 04, 2012, 12:46:01 AM
The Red Series inspired a whole genre of mapping

Indeed.

Congrats, bro! ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 04, 2012, 02:05:20 PM
Yeah, well deserved.


But it's been 7 years since Merlijn's last solo release....... ::)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on May 04, 2012, 02:19:36 PM
"Red 6 - Duke gets past his teen years, finds girls, loses interest in video games" ?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 04, 2012, 03:36:55 PM
"Red 6 - Duke gets past his teen years, finds girls, loses interest in video games" ?


Or he buys himself a six-string hock and get surrounded by groupies?  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on May 05, 2012, 02:49:38 PM
Lol, oh you guys  ;D

And thanks for the honours of course. :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 14, 2012, 10:18:59 AM
I'm pulling together a new "Hall of Fame" section for the Mapper of the Month  :)


I want to make an interview with the author if possible.
Now, what questions do you guys want me to ask?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on May 14, 2012, 11:21:16 AM
Where do they get their inspiration for mapping.
Who inspires them.
What's their own favourite map.
What's their favourite map of all time.
How long it typically takes them to make a full map.
What is their favourite aspects of a map (e.g action, puzzles, platforming, exploring, atmosphere)

That's just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: High Treason on May 14, 2012, 11:48:39 AM
Aren't the first two the same? ;D

I can't really think of anything good to ask, but perhaps;
> Do you listen to music whilst mapping? If so, what did you listen to?
> Their favorite from their own maps?
> Do you see mapping as competitive?
> Are you a virgin? :D

Edit: Damn, I forgot again, Congratulations Merlijn, well deserved, you know I like the Red series.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 14, 2012, 12:11:36 PM

> Are you a virgin? :D
Hmmm...I wonder what Gambini's respond to that would have looked like  ;D


Jokes aside, thanks guys.
I will look into your suggestions and compare 'em to my own questions.


The "Hall of Fame" section is actually done.
All I need to do now is to interview the chosen ones  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on May 14, 2012, 01:53:02 PM
Aren't the first two the same? ;D

Well the first question is about whether they get their inspiration from real life locations, or drawings they see, or just think them up somehow.
The second one is whether there is a mapper or mappers who has inspired their personal style or overall themes.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on May 15, 2012, 01:45:30 AM

> Are you a virgin? :D
Hmmm...I wonder what Gambini's respond to that would have looked like  ;D

I´m not virgin. I have sex for reproductive purposes.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: pbolduc on May 19, 2012, 08:14:10 AM
thats just what the world needs, little gambini's running around. =)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: quakis on May 19, 2012, 11:39:24 AM
I want to make an interview with the author if possible.

How do you plan to structure the actual interview? A set of questions sent out to the author to answer, or by having an actual conversation with them allowing you to branch out?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 19, 2012, 02:10:27 PM
How do you plan to structure the actual interview? A set of questions sent out to the author to answer..
Like that.


Merlijn has already replied.
I'm waiting for Gambini and Mikko to reply.
Haven't been able to reach Pinxten, though  :-[
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 23, 2012, 09:53:24 PM
Time to kick some ass!  :)
Our little pages of honour for the M.o.M is now open.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on May 23, 2012, 11:12:28 PM
Cool, but here's web design 101: Never put music on a website unless it's off by default.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on May 24, 2012, 06:07:37 PM
I agree with Mikko about the music. Other then that, it's neat! :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on May 25, 2012, 09:28:41 AM
I'm very happy to announce that I've been able to reach Maarten Pinxten.  :)
And he has been interviewed. Upload tonight (CET)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on May 25, 2012, 11:24:34 AM
Nice work!!  ;D

He probably left Duke mapping before I even came to the community, so it's nice to find out some info about him.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on May 25, 2012, 02:25:13 PM
That's awesome!

But I'd get rid of the flash design entirely. It's just too obvious that you're using a ready-made template and you can't link to individual articles.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on May 27, 2012, 11:46:25 PM
Wow, nice job Puritan, and cool that he took the time to respond! I remember playing MP's maps back in the days, good stuff.  :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on June 01, 2012, 02:22:39 AM
Congrats to Bob Averill for being mapper of the month. One of the early pioneers for environmental detailing and innovative usage of effects.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on June 03, 2012, 04:37:01 PM
Good choise, the guy was a pioneer. :) I hope Puritan manages to get an interview with him heh. ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on June 03, 2012, 05:04:54 PM
It's hard to get in touch with him.
His e-mail addresses are invalid.


There are quite a few Bob Averill's out there  :-\
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on August 11, 2012, 06:19:09 PM
Been out of sorts lately, but congrats to Loke for being mapper of the month. Made some nicely detailed maps with realistic environments
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Loke on August 11, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
Thanks! Finally someone bloody noticed. ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: methy on August 11, 2012, 08:44:55 PM
http://www.scent-88.com/reviews/C/citydespair/citydespair.php

The download link links to The Chronic by Sanek. I didn't think Sanek would get his Month so easily!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on August 11, 2012, 11:56:40 PM
Thank you. methy  :)
I sincerely apologize to all involved.
After a major overhaul of this site, most of them behind the scenes, there will be some broken links and it's like....
I thought it would be better for you guys to enter this site as usual without meeting a "Site is down for maintenance" sign.....


I could have been misjudging it though.....oh well.
We're here for you, not the other way around  :D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on August 12, 2012, 03:36:35 AM
Thanks! Finally someone bloody noticed. ;D

And well deserved *thumbs up*
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: ck3D on August 16, 2012, 01:58:03 PM
just wanted to highlight that my interview on this site is finally up, puritan struggled to contact me because i had changed my email address in the meantime but after several months of it pending you can now check it out if you ever feel like reading something boring about a stranger you will probably never even get to meet ! :-*
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on August 16, 2012, 02:50:13 PM
just wanted to highlight that my interview on this site is finally up, puritan struggled to contact me because i had changed my email address in the meantime but after several months of it pending you can now check it out if you ever feel like reading something boring about a stranger you will probably never even get to meet ! :-*

I forgot about the interviews. I went over and read all of them... except yours  :P

WOW those are long answers. I'd definitely like to read it at some point, but only when I get a full spare half hour or so  :P

@Puritan. There should really be a question like "what advice would you give to other (maybe beginning) mappers?". You can't have interviews of the greatest mappers of all time and not let them share a touch of wisdom like that  ???
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on August 16, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
@Puritan. There should really be a question like "what advice would you give to other (maybe beginning) mappers?". You can't have interviews of the greatest mappers of all time and not let them share a touch of wisdom like that  ???

well ck3d, william gee, maarten o., gambini, mikko s., puritan, merlijn o. are all current members so you can ask them yourself
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: methy on August 16, 2012, 07:23:06 PM
you can now check it out if you ever feel like reading something boring about a stranger you will probably never even get to meet ! :-*

but we've come accross each other's paths a couple of times.... that interview seems fucking long though
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on August 26, 2012, 06:02:14 PM
Damn that's a wall of text.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: methy on August 26, 2012, 07:01:34 PM
Since Loke is mapper of the month, I decided to also check out his work in games other than Duke3D.

I've played Computer Lab for Doom II : http://www.moddb.com/games/doom-ii/addons/computer-lab
Solid small map, nothing really add. Enjoyed it.

Facility for Half-Life : http://www.moddb.com/games/half-life/addons/facility
Difficulty is uneven : at the beginning of the map, I had to try 5 or 6 times to kill the 3 soldiers, and then the rest of the map was relatively easy.
However, I haven't played a HL map in quite a long time so I wasn't sure how to launch it. What I did was start a normal HL game then go into the console and type "map facilityfinal".
That put me into the map, however the maps ends when that vent breaks and you fall down into a dark pit and hear monster screams. Is this the real ending of the map or is there more that I missed because I did not launch the map the way it should be? That seemed quite short. Thanks.

Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Loke on August 26, 2012, 07:16:52 PM
No, you launched it correctly.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: methy on August 26, 2012, 08:20:15 PM
No, you launched it correctly.

Okay, that was a cool small map then.

I also just played your Fortress of Resurrection for Quake. http://www.moddb.com/games/quake/addons/fortress-of-resurrection
That was short but really good. I love "square" architecture which is why I liked it so much. I think that was better than your Doom and HL maps. My only complain is that the end boss fight is a bit difficult.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Loke on August 26, 2012, 08:41:57 PM
Yeah, the Shambler fight can be a bit of a bitch especially since their primary attack is so strong. The design of the area is also a bit cramped which most likely add to the difficulty. Anyway, good that you enjoyed even though it was more or less just a map I made to get hang of the editor again before I started working on my Half-Life mod.

If you've got Doom 64 I also made a ultra-small pwad (http://doom64ex.sourceforge.net/forum/index.php?topic=304.0) for the Doom64 EX program in case you're interested.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: methy on August 27, 2012, 02:34:47 PM
Doom64 crashes when I try to play it...
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on September 03, 2012, 04:04:49 PM
congrats to Ale for m.o.m. He had a nice touch with the ambiance in his maps. Used some pretty neat little tricks too. AMC was a pretty important site for the Duke community; especially after DukeWorld went under.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on September 07, 2012, 12:34:02 AM
Selfish argentineans selfish. They are the only ones who see mapping as competitive. shame on them.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on October 01, 2012, 05:48:17 PM
I've managed to get an interview with this months mapper; Fernando Marquez.
Thank you man, I know you're watching  ;)


Head on over and read, folks!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on October 02, 2012, 12:02:32 PM
Someone tell him that ROR works in classic too, he might come back.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on October 02, 2012, 03:53:23 PM
Congrats to Fernando. He needs to come back, we need more epic lunar base maps (from 1997  ;) )
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on October 02, 2012, 09:07:58 PM
Congrats to Fernando. Heh, I was reading through all of the interviews, it's pretty interesting. MRCK added a wall of text, but it was fun to read what an impact red4 had on him. You even got an interview from Ale. :o

On a related note: could the music be removed or at least set to 'off' buy default? It was pretty annoying, every time I went to a different mapper it started playing again.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Nancsi on October 16, 2012, 01:26:24 PM
Shame on me, but I haven't heard about Thobias Fast before. What are his maps?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on October 16, 2012, 01:41:38 PM
Shame on me, but I haven't heard about Thobias Fast before. What are his maps?


Check the "Map Search" or "Map Listings" pages  ;)
There are currently six maps available complete with reviews and screenshots.

And welcome aboard, Nancsi !
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Nancsi on October 16, 2012, 06:23:17 PM
Shame on me, but I haven't heard about Thobias Fast before. What are his maps?


Check the "Map Search" or "Map Listings" pages  ;)
There are currently six maps available complete with reviews and screenshots.

And welcome aboard, Nancsi !

Maybe I should try them one day. :P

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Loke on November 07, 2012, 05:59:57 PM
Gratz to Eddy for the MotM btw, didn't notice it until now. The Wall is still friggin' good.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on November 07, 2012, 09:16:57 PM
Alot of Eddy's stuff is good. He makes some great cut-scenes and some nice creepy atmospheres
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on November 08, 2012, 01:26:07 AM
What´s promising about Eddy is that he´s good being 19. Imagine how he will develop his skills at the age of 50 (and I´m sure there are a couple of mappers that scratch that age :D )

Congrats, of course.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on November 09, 2012, 06:25:41 AM
Is he only 19  :o

Edit: Yep he is, just read the interview. Holy cow, that's my age  :D
Great to see not everyone in the community is a bunch of old guys  ;) :-*
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on November 09, 2012, 08:03:36 AM
Great to see not everyone in the community is a bunch of old guys

Whatch your step!  ;D


Yeah, congrats to Zykov. Well deserved.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on November 09, 2012, 08:51:16 PM
Congrats Eddy, like the others said it's well deserved. The wall is still one of the coolest things ever done with the duke3d engine. :)

PS thanks Puritan, for turning the music off.  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: High Treason on November 10, 2012, 03:32:56 AM
Congrats Eddy, and for that matter, any mappers of the month I missed. I still haven't gotten around to finishing Slender's Woods, so I'll likely get back to that shortly.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: zykoveddy on November 11, 2012, 08:56:17 AM
Thanks guys  :D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on November 30, 2012, 07:46:28 PM
Yeah guys, I know.
I run this site....
But sooner or later it would have been my turn to stand in the limelight  :P
As this site is having some kind of anniversary these days ....
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on November 30, 2012, 09:19:56 PM
That's what you get for letting me pick  :)

let that be a lesson to you, sir.

congrats! One year anniversary of the site so you should be honored for both accomplishments.

You made some real nice space and urban maps with great atmospheres. Some of the puzzles and hidden areas in your earlier works that were required to find/solve in order to progress posed some frustration, but your later works are well thought out and very fluid. All had good, solid ambiance.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on December 01, 2012, 01:40:05 AM
Lucky you that your interview is actually a cuestionary, or you´d have a hard time making an interview to yourself  :P

Congrats for the recognition and for having a fawning moderator!  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 01, 2012, 06:26:00 AM
This just in: Puritan is going to be mapper of the month every month from now on what?  :P

Well done on the selection, your maps have always had a certain quality about them which makes them special and unique  :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: High Treason on December 01, 2012, 02:36:28 PM
Congratulations Puritan!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 01, 2012, 04:21:29 PM
Congrats for the recognition and for having a fawning moderator!  ;D

I want to have his baby!  :o   ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 14, 2012, 05:30:08 PM
Thanks guys  :)


Yeah, I had a hard time interviewing myself  :P
But I want to have all the questions as they are and asked to all participants.
In that way it's easier to "compare" mappers.


PS: Since I'm the M.o.M. it would be proper with a release....
I only have five more days at work before I'm off for a holiday.
When having 9 days to spend with the polishing stage, it will surprise me if my map isn't released by new years eve  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 20, 2012, 12:16:16 PM
Damn, it takes me 20 days to come up with a good line for Puritan's mapper of the month:

"So, they finally ran out of good mappers to put on this thing eh?  ;)"

 :(
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 20, 2012, 05:02:23 PM
lol!

you'll know when the bottom of the barrel has been scraped through and the muck underneath is being sifted when he tries to force me in as a selection
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 01, 2013, 01:04:57 AM
too bad you couldn't get ahold of Robert Carter. I think his interview answers would have been interesting
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on January 01, 2013, 06:11:06 AM
Who´s that guy? I think the MoM thing has been losing focus lately ;) oh well not really  ;D but there are many mappers that deserve to be honored first, mappers like Willy Gee, Maarten and Spiker. Just thinking out loud.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on January 01, 2013, 11:54:53 AM
Yeah, apparently his best map scored an 82, which isn't all that fantastic given all the other great mappers that have already been selected. Gambini has some good suggestions.

Or you could choose somebody who has revolutionized TROR mapping and polymer lights. But who could that be... hmm  :P
Damn that probably set me back a few months  :P

Why of course I was referring to DanM, he's done some truly amazing stuff.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 01, 2013, 03:32:32 PM
If you don't agree with Robert Carter as a choice, just wait till the end of 2014 when the pickings start getting really slim. MoM is a neat little idea, but how long do you think it can last before names start getting drawn out of a hat at random?

edit:

There's top tier mappers (consistently produced high quality projects or made contributions/ground breaking ideas):

William G, Maarten O., James S., Lezing, Micky C, Billy Boy, Bob Masters, C3PO, Paul B., Devastator, Enric Alvarez, Undertaker, quakis, Geoffrey D., Henri K, Supertanker, Taivo M., KaiseR, Kevin Cools

Then the second tier (lack of releases or lack of highly rated projects on a consistent basis - sorry if i offend anyone -just my opinion):

Mia Max, Ben Roffelsen, Mike Norvak, Mister Sinister, Hangnail, Carthief, Sang, Numan, Cedric Lutes, High Treason, Daniel Aashage, David B, EmericaSkater, Eye del Cul, Fernito, Robert Travis, Ryan Lennox, Sanek, Iggy, Forge, James Duncan, Law, Spiker, Papamonos, Turpuli, Steambull

this isn't a complete list, i'm sure i missed several people, but I need to amend my comments (i didn't add names that already made MoM). there should be enough names to last for about four years.

So the question is, does it really matter what order people are elected to MoM? I don't think it would be a good idea to instill any specific method because now you're trying to rate who's the better mapper, or who contributed more to the community. With that mentality then it doesn't matter who gets picked; people would always argue that someone else is a better choice due to their personal preference or relationship with certain people. It'd be like asking me to pick between James Stanfield or Mike Norvak. I wouldn't do that.

Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on January 01, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
Yeah it could be simply renamed to Duke Hall of Fame or something, which would remove the "mapper per month" obligation.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on January 02, 2013, 12:43:02 AM
That would be a good idea once we run out of the good mappers and things start to wind down. But 4 years sounds like a long time so I think we'll be ok for a while. I wonder what the community would look like in 4 years...

And there are some fantastic mappers in that 2nd tier, many of them probably better than myself (thankyou for the top tier referral), it's just too bad they don't release much stuff  :-\
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on January 31, 2013, 07:46:44 PM
is Maarten really that busy that he can't answer a few interview questions?

Merlijn should prank him. put cellophane over the toilet so he gets splashed when he takes a piss
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on January 31, 2013, 11:30:12 PM
Maarten sucks!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Maarten on February 25, 2013, 10:27:19 PM
Hi there!
I'm really sorry for letting you guys wait for so long. I only got recently internet, so that was one of the reasons it took so long.
Interview is up for a few days - enjoy :) Or not :P
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on February 26, 2013, 02:58:08 PM
Hi there!
I'm really not sorry for letting you guys wait for so long. I only got recently out from under a pile of my groupies to come up for air, so that was the only reasons it took so long.
Now I'm diving back in, nice talking at you.

*fixed*
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on March 01, 2013, 04:46:22 PM
congrats to undertaker.

finally get a mapper that isn't so distracted by a deviant lifestyle, he can actually find the time to answer a few polite questions
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: underTaker on March 01, 2013, 06:26:16 PM
Thank you very much Forge :) That was an honor to me :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on March 02, 2013, 03:17:20 AM
Of course there's a condition that you have to keep making high quality maps  ;)

And your favourite map is the lowest rated? Well ok.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: underTaker on March 02, 2013, 08:24:30 AM
I will do. I will surely do ;) I have one map in progress, and i will continue it when i'll finish one of my current non-duke projects.

And yes - that is my favourite one. Matter of taste you know ;).
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Maarten on March 10, 2013, 11:51:29 AM
Hi there!
I'm really not sorry for letting you guys wait for so long. I only got recently out from under a pile of my groupies to come up for air, so that was the only reasons it took so long.
Now I'm diving back in, nice talking at you.

*fixed*

Whahaha! ;D ;D Damn, how did you know??

On a serious note: congrats UnderTaker! :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Supertanker on March 11, 2013, 12:38:52 AM
It's rather sad how few maps are being released nowadays...I think everyone is aiming for big grand maps and not making fun but not groundbreaking 3DR style maps any more. Hopefully we'll get some new mappers soon.

Also, top tier? Me? No way. I take forever to release anything and while WG and Geof and the rest are playing in the stadium, I'm kicking the ball against the wall in my backyard. :P But thanks for the thought.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on March 11, 2013, 01:42:02 AM
Well it's the old story of everyone being busy with university/work/family these days. It's not like before when everyone was at high school and had plenty of time to work on maps. What the community needs is a fresh injection of young mappers who have the time.

Unfortunately, the cooler features like polymer which are more likely to draw young mappers in (so they don't have to spend tedious time shading) are unfinished and unoptimised. Which means that when Duke 3D+ comes on Steam later this month and Duke gets a surge of interest, new people are going to be put off by the unfinished status of several features (like multiplayer).
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on March 31, 2013, 09:52:58 PM
I wish to congrats our very own review churner, Forge, with his entry into Hall of Fame  :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on March 31, 2013, 11:49:01 PM
That only proves the mom is arranged. Forge is the worst of the worst mappers out there.

He´s so bad that i have to use toilet paper on my screen after playing his maps.



heh jokes aside congratulations my old and grumpy friend!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on April 01, 2013, 02:41:21 AM
april fools right?

i'd like to thank the two people who played my maps and made this possible....
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Loke on April 01, 2013, 03:49:56 AM
i'd like to thank the two people who played my maps and made this possible....

Yourself and your imaginary friend?  ;D

Seriously though, congrats.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on April 02, 2013, 12:47:34 AM
Ah yeah I almost believed it but I'm sure it's april fools. That's not fair, it's april the 2nd in australia  >:(
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on April 04, 2013, 04:41:21 AM
well it stuck. like an old gym sock to the bottom of a locker

guess i'm april's fool
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on April 04, 2013, 05:14:51 AM
Nah, you have it well deserved. You developed an unique style and have made a bunch of HQ maps in a quite short timespan. Not to end in comparisions, but many mappers failed at those tests.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on June 01, 2013, 01:03:30 PM
I didn't know ol' Willy G played Starcraft 2. Maybe I'll have to play him some time...

Also, I remember him saying once that when DNF comes out, he'll start mapping for it. But he hasn't even played DNF, not that he's missing much.

Definitely an interesting interview though.

IMO Drek's probably going to be the WG 2.0  :P
So far he seems to be developing an open outdoor style with terrain. It's a little bit rough since he's inexperienced compared to veterans, but I think people will agree with me when they play his part of the CBP.(Sorry for off-topic)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on June 02, 2013, 12:40:48 PM
Funny how everyone interviewed is mostly against Polymer and the HRP.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on June 02, 2013, 12:46:12 PM
As someone who started out prefering and mapping for the HRP, one of the main reasons I tried out classic mapping was because the HRP tiles in the tile selector screen just took so damn long to load that it was noticeably slowing me down.
It was only later that I discovered that the classic tile set was a lot more flexible than the HRP due to its ambiguity.

Still, if you wanted to, you could make some very nice looking maps with the HRP. Take DanM, Mia Max, and David B for example. There's probably a higher proportion of players who like the HRP compared to mappers.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on June 02, 2013, 01:28:15 PM
Yeah all those are post-HRP mappers whileas the people who've been interviewed belong to the old guard. So, new blood is needed to produce maps for Polymer & the HRP.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Merlijn on June 04, 2013, 10:24:01 PM
Interesting interview, seems WG won't be coming back then.  :(
It's cool that he mentioned me and Maarten, those were indeed good times (OGBB was so much fun to build).

Quote
Funny how everyone interviewed is mostly against Polymer and the HRP.


Can't speak for the entire "old guard", but I remember initially being pissed off because all of the texture/pallete combo's I created in classic mode suddenly looked like shit with the hi-res textures. That wasn't a good start. However, things improved over time. Also, Imperium initially was constructed with the HRP in mind, and we tried to make sure it looks good both ways.

I don't play a lot of games nowadays, so I have no interest in buying a computer strong enough to handle polymer.  :P
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on June 04, 2013, 11:35:12 PM
I don't play a lot of games nowadays, so I have no interest in buying a computer strong enough to handle polymer.  :P

Yeah well it's not as simple as buying good enough a computer either. I play new games all the time so I keep upgrading my computer but it still runs Polymer like shit (even worse than my old computer in fact).
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Supertanker on June 06, 2013, 07:27:02 AM
Funny how everyone interviewed is mostly against Polymer and the HRP.

I feel old. I dislike the HRP and Polymer as well. :P

Polymer is slooow on my machine though.

Edit: Is there a place to view the interviews without Flash? I refuse to install it on my Linux system. (And like Polymer it tends to run slowly, anyway.)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on June 06, 2013, 10:37:27 AM
Edit: Is there a place to view the interviews without Flash? I refuse to install it on my Linux system. (And like Polymer it tends to run slowly, anyway.)


No.
Flash works smooth as guacamole on my 10 year old rig with 128 MB GPU and 1 MB RAM.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: William gee on June 12, 2013, 05:30:03 AM
Hi Everyone.

Thanks for the interview!
One thing I forgot was Imperium, so its 3 episodes not 2.

Quote
I didn't know ol' Willy G played Starcraft 2. Maybe I'll have to play him some time...
Yup, I only really play SC2 Heart of the Swarm. Not that much these days cause I'm buissy but I do, add me my email address is geewillywizz@gmail.com and my user name is WilliamGee I only play on US server so find me there.

Quote
Also, I remember him saying once that when DNF comes out, he'll start mapping for it. But he hasn't even played DNF, not that he's missing much.
Is it even possible to map for DNF?

Quote
Yeah well it's not as simple as buying good enough a computer either. I play new games all the time so I keep upgrading my computer but it still runs Polymer like shit (even worse than my old computer in fact).

Yes. Polymer is too problematic to map for, I did attempt it a number of times but it was never worth it.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on June 12, 2013, 06:25:12 AM
Holy crap! who let you off your chain?

well congrats. consensus was you should have been picked sooner, but someone wanted to wait to see if they could get an interview
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on June 12, 2013, 07:30:06 AM
Yup, I only really play SC2 Heart of the Swarm. Not that much these days cause I'm buissy but I do, add me my email address is geewillywizz@gmail.com and my user name is WilliamGee I only play on US server so find me there.

Is it even possible to map for DNF?

I'm a bit buissy with university as well. Maybe at the end of the year.

And no, you can't map for DNF.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on July 02, 2013, 01:01:05 PM
Congratulations to High Treason for mapper of the month.

If I'm being honest, the first thought that popped into my head was "hmm he's not that great a mapper", but then I remembered rather enjoying a few of his maps. That, on top of all the new/unique effects he pulled off in his latest map are a credit to his work.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on July 02, 2013, 02:25:10 PM
If I'm being honest, the first thought that popped into my head was "hmm he's not that great a mapper"
deja vu. that's what i thought when i seen my name pop up

interesting interview HT (you should still try to push yourself on your trimming and detailing skills while you push yourself on what mechanics you can achieve.)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on July 02, 2013, 03:08:40 PM
You don't have to be "a great mapper" to be picked as a candidate as we've clearly stated a few times  :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on July 03, 2013, 01:03:58 AM
You don't have to be "a great mapper" to be picked as a candidate as we've clearly stated a few times  :)
i thought that was obvious to all when your name came up  ;D j/k
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: DavoX on July 03, 2013, 04:16:56 AM
I really enjoyed his last map, Now I'm off to reading that interview, congrats HT!!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on July 03, 2013, 08:07:54 AM
You don't have to be "a great mapper" to be picked as a candidate as we've clearly stated a few times  :)
i thought that was obvious to all when your name came up  ;D j/k


Yeah, I thought everyone could read between the lines  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on July 03, 2013, 06:30:57 PM
Was reading Bob's interview and he's right that we haven't really explored the alien mythology. Why did the aliens invade? Were they after something else beside our women? What is their homeworld like?

You don't have to be "a great mapper" to be picked as a candidate as we've clearly stated a few times  :)

Yeah otherwise the list of interviewees would consist of just me.

You should do James next, definitely one of the most significant figures.

But please fix the crappy fancy flash format. Now you can't link to individual pages. It's amateurish to rely on templates anyway.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: High Treason on July 03, 2013, 07:09:46 PM
Just dropping in to say thanks.

Hey, I might not be great, but I try to be. I do push myself with the visuals, but I do feel I've nearly hit my ceiling for that. I've had Mapster32 open again anyway, so undoubtedly we'll find out in the future.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: DavoX on July 03, 2013, 07:26:41 PM
Don't sweat it, if your last map is any indication then you're in the right path and I look forward to your future maps :D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on July 03, 2013, 08:41:36 PM
James is a great mapper. The problem is his solo and single player map repertoire is severely limited. Most of his stuff is in huge TCs, multi-author TCs, or CBP participation. His two major solo projects are a PyP map and a dukeplus map.
when i have time i could post up for PyP and his repent map so there are at least two of his projects hosted he can take lone credit for.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on October 06, 2013, 04:40:51 AM
I see KaiseR is mapper of the month, but there's no interview. IIRC he didn't include contact details with his text files because he didn't want to be contacted, however he still might check up on Duke4.net occasionally.

Why don't we send him a notification there to invite him for an interview, even if it takes a while?

I'm assuming this is him: http://forums.duke4.net/user/59-kaisersoze/ (last online about 2 months ago)
We can also send an email to the address he used to register the forum.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: DavoX on October 06, 2013, 01:40:29 PM
No that's not him.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on October 06, 2013, 02:54:20 PM
Wow I've been mixed up for a long time then.

Never mind.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on October 06, 2013, 05:20:49 PM
And I´ve mixed you up with another guy, that´d take pictures of him all the time, and slowly fueled some disdain against you, until I realized you were a different guy  :D

hehe sorry!  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on October 12, 2013, 02:43:12 PM
How long ago was all that?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on October 13, 2013, 12:11:44 AM
Around the time I began to be relatively active at duke4.net. I remember at the point of releasing It lives, I was already liking you bit more  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on October 13, 2013, 04:28:46 PM
It's a trap!!!!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 02, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
Congratulations to David B for getting mapper of the month. He's made some of the best if not the best levels for the HRP ever.

Now you potentially say you get to be mapper of 2013  ;)

Having said that, I'd either like to be January or December to have a similar claim. Said Micky to no one in particular  :-X
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 02, 2013, 12:56:05 PM
Matter of fact: I'm putting the M.o.M series on hold for a while.
Not sure for how long, but there will be no entries in 2014.


So I might rename the pages from the existing 2012 and 2013.....etc, into season I , Season II....etc
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 02, 2013, 02:59:40 PM
Why is that? :o
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 02, 2013, 03:33:13 PM
Not many more to choose from   ;D
J/k....I must chill down a bit all volunteering works that I'm involved in here and there.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: David B. on December 05, 2013, 12:29:35 PM
Congratulations to David B for getting mapper of the month. He's made some of the best if not the best levels for the HRP ever.
I'm glaaaad to read that.  :)

I hope some other levels will come up next, but I must admit I now spend less and less time on mapping.
I'll try to make an effort...

Thanks to the staff for adding me to the hall of fame.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Gambini on December 06, 2013, 01:00:45 AM
Well deserved! You and Loke are the new age super mappers!
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 08, 2013, 01:28:10 AM
You know Puritan I'd be happy to manage a Mapper of the Year section  ;)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 08, 2013, 05:20:31 AM
considering this is probably the most unique feature of the site

anybody can go to MSDN or DN-R and get most of what's hosted here, or go to Duke4 for the forum
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on January 31, 2014, 10:23:26 PM
I usually don't comment too much in this topic but I felt it was appropriate to say a few words about this months candidate:


He have deserved a thumbs up !
I know, and you know, that he stepped way out of line in the past.
But I've seen many others that have stepped out of line in the DN3D community the last 15 years or so.
Including myself  ;)


Time to move on, I think Sanek deserves this little entry in our M.o.M series!
 



Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on February 01, 2014, 01:02:20 AM
I gather that his earlier days were somewhat "dodgy" (all of that was before my time here), but whatever his past is, these days he makes great maps like Bridge Between Two Islands.

Also glad to see Mapper of the Month still exists. When you said you didn't have enough time for it I was wondering "how long does it take to email a few questions?"  ;D
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on February 01, 2014, 01:13:31 AM
Y'more stress.....Y'father away  ???
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Sanek on February 22, 2014, 02:21:39 PM
Hey, thank you both for commenting of it. Some time ago, I don't even beelive that I can be a m.o.m.
It's awesome that there's really no more anyone (well, except Commando :)) who remembers those times when almost everybody dislike me. MY REALLY GOOD MAPS, Bad Night, Duke Theft Auto, AMC/DNR feuds - I hope I closed this part of community's life with my recent releases.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on October 01, 2014, 06:26:03 AM
How times have changed and history repeats itself.
Apparently, by word from our current m.o.m., thanks to steam, mapping is once more competitive (i'm assuming it's mostly about DM again, but it could be about trying to get stuff popular or keeping things on the first page of the workshop)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on October 01, 2014, 03:39:21 PM
I'm having trouble of figuring out what you're trying to say in your post. I feel like I'm missing some context or background.

Edit: Hmm I semi-get the context actually reading the MOM interview. Yeah I don't think there are any singleplayer maps released on steam that really hold up to those created by pre-steam mappers. Part of that may be the lack of experience, however I believe a bigger part of it is that Megaton players/mappers seem to love the idea of shoving hundreds of enemies into a map and calling it "good" rather than actually having some well-developed and thought-out progression and combat. DM maps are pretty big at the moment since they're relatively quick to pump out.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on October 01, 2014, 04:29:16 PM
yep. you just described '97 through (roughly)2000
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on October 01, 2014, 05:01:06 PM
Yeah Steam has been a bit of a disappointment with respect to quality.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 01, 2014, 12:14:43 AM
Looks like Micky C is finally mapper of the month! I guess they save the best for last ;) :P

Does my best map really have to be Libraryl though? Something like Parkade or the DNF 2013 DLC would be more suitable. I understand that those are collaborative works to an extent but people might click on the 'best map' thinking it's the pinacle of my work which is clearly not the case. Could it please be changed to Parkade since that's vanilla? I'm sure Paul B wouldn't mind, and it's not like the guy carried me with the high rating.

Btw some of the paragraphs in the middle start off with An attached to the first word like "Anthat" and "AnSomething". Considering those weren't in the original text I submitted, a quick fix would be appreciated :)

Otherwise thanks for putting it up.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Duke64Nukem on December 09, 2014, 06:25:54 PM
Yeah Steam has been a bit of a disappointment with respect to quality.
Some might disrespect the quality factor of maps on the steam workshop, and well some are just new guys starting out and learning. Of course some seem to think there king of the hill god mode mappers right off the bat due to new generations. But by all means I try my best to push quality and I think it shows. Steam users aren't as dumb as some people think they know what there playing they can see it!
but it could be about trying to get stuff popular or keeping things on the first page of the workshop)
Yes once your map is on on top it seems most of the mappers will hate your guts even ignoring you for a month or two possibly remove you as friend and down rating your map to try and get it away from the top I have had even non mappers do this to me simply because the attention. Hell some will even tell there friends to down rate as well going the distance to get your map hidden. But the amount of posters has really slimmed down now.
Looks like Micky C is finally mapper of the month! I guess they save the best for last ;) :P
Congrats Micky on Mapper of month :)
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 10, 2014, 01:39:41 AM
why the sour grapes about Steam?
If it takes all that attention and effort to sabotage workshop items, then you must be doing something right.

@Mickyif: you don't like the map that represents you on the m.o.m. page, then release something for once instead of posting all those interesting screenshots @ Duke4
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 10, 2014, 01:32:44 PM
@Mickyif: you don't like the map that represents you on the m.o.m. page, then release something for once instead of posting all those interesting screenshots @ Duke4

All those interesting shots are from my AMC TC Episode 2 maps, which means they still won't be seen as my "best map".

Btw is the best map a code-based automatic thing? I.e will it update if I do release a brand new vanilla map that scores higher?
It's a damn shame my DNF DLC map is bundled in with Davox. My map is relatively fun and well made, if it had been released as a separate vanilla map (which minus the bike I could easily have done), then it would have been very well received. As it stands it's in the shadow of Davox's orgasmic awesomeness.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Puritan on December 10, 2014, 02:19:10 PM
It's automatic fetched from database.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: MSandt on December 10, 2014, 03:10:47 PM
Does that really prevent you from making manual changes to individual files?
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Forge on December 10, 2014, 04:30:58 PM
All those interesting shots are from my AMC TC Episode 2 maps
and the serious sam shots, and the other random stand-alone shots (like that room with a skylight and a heart-shaped hottub(?), etc, etc....

too much dabbling, not enough production
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on December 12, 2014, 02:46:55 AM
A while ago I decided to withdraw from WGR2. Most of the content I made for it wasn't that good, and it was during a period where my skills were improving rapidly (we all know you shouldn't keep working on the same stuff during that period). Not that those maps would count as individual stuff either since they'd be released with Norvak's stuff.
Plus DT's ability to work on the TC is unreliable at best in his current (semi?) retired state. I may yet port over some of the more complete/salvageable bits to the AMC TC episode 3 where I can hopefully do more with them.

That room you mentioned was just something I was fooling around with very briefly and was never intended to be a playable map.
Not enough production? I've been working my ass off for the AMC TC Episode 2.
Title: Re: Mapper of the Month
Post by: Micky C on January 11, 2015, 02:15:51 PM
Is Mike von Skellington in the running for mapper of the month? His two maps hosted here that I checked out didn't look super flash, but some of his unreleased stuff, such as "city crackdown fragments" easily makes him some kind of mapping god.

I think I adapted one of the more classic-styled maps of the pack to vanilla Duke, added gameplay and polymer lights a while ago. Maybe I'll try to dig it up and it can get reviewed.