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Map Production Template
Aug 3 2009, 9:25 pm
By: DevliN  

Aug 3 2009, 9:25 pm DevliN Post #1

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Here's a simple template for anyone looking to make a Map Production thread but can't figure out an interesting way to convey information about their map.

As a side not, screenshots are a big part of Production threads. Adding screenshots usually shows that your map is well under way, not just another spur-of-the-moment idea for a map which may never see day light in reality. In short, screenshots can mean the difference between a topic that gets attention and one that gets none. Don't just get a picture of a minimap view of the terrain, either; use the PrintScreen key to get some good shots of actual gameplay when you're testing out your map.


TITLE
Brief description about the map. If this map is an RPG, perhaps include some backstory. If its a Defense, maybe include a brief description of what we'll see in the map that makes it spectacular.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Players
    Requires 3 players or 2-4 or whatever you want.
  • Map Tileset
    Badlands or Jungle, etc.
  • Map Size
    20x12 or 128x128 and so on.


STORYLINE/INTRODUCTION
What would your Players do in this game? Are they ultimately trying to kill some final boss, or attempting to survive for 30 levels of fun?


FEATURES
  • Player interface (How will the Players play the game?)
  • What's new in your map that others have not done before?


DETAILS (for RPGs and the like)
  • Characters
    ĽAlt-7 for bullet

  • Weapons
    ĽAlt-7 for bullet

  • Items
    ĽAlt-7 for bullet

  • Spells
    ĽAlt-7 for bullet


SCREENSHOTS/DEMO (Use Imageshack, TinyPic, PhotoBucket, or Picoodle to host screenshots, if you need a dedicated image host)

Brief description of the screenshot.


Brief description of the screenshot.


Brief description of the screenshot.


PROGRESS
  • IDEAS (00%)
  • TERRAIN (00%)
  • UNIT PLACEMENT (00%)
  • TRIGGERS (00%)

UPDATES
  • 00/00/0000 (Date of last change)
    Brief update about the map's production. Added any new features since the last update?
  • 00/00/0000 (Date of last change)
    Brief update about the map's production. Added any new features since the last update?
  • 00/00/0000 (Date of last change)
    Brief update about the map's production. Added any new features since the last update?


Made with the Map Production template.




And here's the code for the template:
Code
[line][color=#81A7EF][u][size=18][b]TITLE[/b][/size][/u][/color]
Brief description about the map. If this map is an RPG, perhaps include some backstory. If its a Defense, maybe include a brief description of what we'll see in the map that makes it spectacular.

[line][color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]SPECIFICATIONS[/size][/b][/color]
[LIST]
[*][b]Players[/b]
[i]Requires 3 players or 2-4 or whatever you want.[/i]
[*][b]Map Tileset[/b]
[i]Badlands or Jungle, etc.[/i]
[*][b]Map Size[/b]
[i]20x12 or 128x128 and so on.[/i]
[/LIST]

[line][color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]STORYLINE/INTRODUCTION[/size][/b][/color]
What would your Players do in this game? Are they ultimately trying to kill some final boss, or attempting to survive for 30 levels of fun?

[line][color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]FEATURES[/size][/b][/color]
[LIST]
[*]Player interface (How will the Players play the game?)
[*]What's new in your map that others have not done before?
[/LIST]

[line][color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]DETAILS[/size][/b][/color] (for RPGs and the like)
[LIST]
[*][b]Characters[/b]
ĽAlt-7 for bullet

[*][b]Weapons[/b]
ĽAlt-7 for bullet

[*][b]Items[/b]
ĽAlt-7 for bullet

[*][b]Spells[/b]
ĽAlt-7 for bullet
[/LIST]

[line][color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]SCREENSHOTS/DEMO[/size][/b][/color] (Use [url=http://www.imageshack.us]Imageshack[/url], [url=http://www.TinyPic.com]TinyPic[/url], [url=http://www.photobucket.com]PhotoBucket[/url], or [url=http://picoodle.com/]Picoodle[/url] to host screenshots, if you need a dedicated image host)
[URL=http://img26.imageshack.us/i/junglebridgesr4.jpg/][IMG]http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5214/junglebridgesr4.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[I]Brief description of the screenshot.[/I]

[URL=http://img26.imageshack.us/i/junglebridgesr4.jpg/][IMG]http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5214/junglebridgesr4.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[I]Brief description of the screenshot.[/I]

[URL=http://img26.imageshack.us/i/junglebridgesr4.jpg/][IMG]http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5214/junglebridgesr4.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[I]Brief description of the screenshot.[/I]

[line][color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]PROGRESS[/size][/b][/color]
[LIST]
[*][b]IDEAS[/b] ([I]00%[/I])
[*][b]TERRAIN[/b] ([I]00%[/I])
[*][b]UNIT PLACEMENT[/b] ([I]00%[/I])
[*][b]TRIGGERS[/b] ([I]00%[/I])
[/LIST]

[color=#EBEE80][b][size=14]UPDATES[/size][/b][/color]
[LIST]
[*][b]00/00/0000[/b] (Date of last change)
[I]Brief update about the map's production. Added any new features since the last update?[/I]
[*][b]00/00/0000[/b] (Date of last change)
[I]Brief update about the map's production. Added any new features since the last update?[/I]
[*][b]00/00/0000[/b] (Date of last change)
[I]Brief update about the map's production. Added any new features since the last update?[/I]
[/LIST]

[line][url=http://www.staredit.net/topic/8126/]Made with the Map Production template.[/url]


Special thanks to PCFredZ for the original template.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Aug 4 2009, 7:04 am by DevliN.



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Aug 3 2009, 10:38 pm lil-Inferno Post #2

Just here for the pie

It seemed so good until you said Imageshack is a good image hosting site :(.

Add some other hosting sites just in case people don't like Imageshack such as:
The thing I don't like about Imageshack is that when posted on SEN, they come out small, forcing people to click it which leads to Imageshack. It sometimes takes a long time to load. Using the above sources, people can just click on it for an enlarged image right here on staredit.net.




Aug 4 2009, 7:01 am DevliN Post #3

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I actually prefer the small thumbnails so it isn't too cluttered. I'll include the others, though, too. Thanks for the suggestion.



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Aug 4 2009, 7:03 am Demented Shaman Post #4



TinyPic is my image host of choice.



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Aug 4 2009, 3:43 pm ClansAreForGays Post #5



My only gripe with photobucket is that it always compresses anything as large as a screen shot resulting in a loss of quality. Imageshack does not(even if it take you a few clicks to get there). There is way to have it show it in the same way that photbocket does (w/o the redirect) with imageshack, I just don't know how. I believe I've seen KillerKow do it before.




Aug 4 2009, 3:47 pm DevliN Post #6

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Quote from ClansAreForGays
My only gripe with photobucket is that it always compresses anything as large as a screen shot resulting in a loss of quality. Imageshack does not(even if it take you a few clicks to get there). There is way to have it show it in the same way that photbocket does (w/o the redirect) with imageshack, I just don't know how. I believe I've seen KillerKow do it before.
Well I know you can post an image from Imageshack using the hotlinking url, and I believe SEN auto-resizes it to shrink it a bit.



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Aug 4 2009, 10:12 pm Fierce Post #7



I personally like the content of your template but the layout just doesn't justify it. Also, what could be a nice idea, is people could put up their own Map Production Template in this topic and in the first post it gives a list of templates by what author. You could possibly sort it by types of Most Popular, Bounds, RPGs, Defenses, etc.

I was not intending to put down your template but it was a suggestion so people aren't just limited to one template that everyone else uses. It would give a variety.



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Aug 5 2009, 12:05 am DevliN Post #8

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I'm certainly not against other people posting their own templates. I mainly wanted to get this up because I saw a few recent topics being made with very little information about their map. Ideally this is just a guide, and anyone can add or subtract whatever they want.



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Aug 5 2009, 6:37 pm Madroc Post #9



TPUCapture makes imagehosting amazingly amazingly easy.

Great guide btw. The BASW thread I made is almost exactly the same as this template. Didn't know that alt-7 made a Ľ :P




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Aug 9 2009, 5:18 am Moose Post #10



I'm glad somebody finally made a template instead of saying "hey, you should bring back the template" for the hundreth time.




Sep 8 2009, 1:32 am poison_us Post #11

Back* from the grave

Quote from lil-Inferno
The thing I don't like about Imageshack is that when posted on SEN, they come out small, forcing people to click it which leads to Imageshack.

Sorry for bump, but this is easy to fix: copy n paste the "direct link", not "thumbnail" or whatever. I use Imageshack because it's quicker [on my computer], easy, and has a profile thing. I used photobucket for a while, but that happened to slow my computer down so much I had to restart it after pasting the link into SEN.




Apr 30 2010, 4:55 pm CecilSunkure Post #12



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>>Insert banner image<<



Map Name Here






Introductory Storyline:
Quote from name:Interesting storyline intro or map summary
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Map Specs:
  • Players: 1
  • Tileset: Jungle
  • Genre: RPG
  • Map Dimensions: Over 9000
  • Trigger Count: Over 9000
  • File Size: Over 9000

ScreenShots


[encasebox]Updates:

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To Do:

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Additional Gameplay Notes:
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Download link:
Don't click this link.
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I think everything in this post is necessary, including gameplay notes. I always see people posting up some gameplay notes throughout the post, which is okay, but they should be summarized next to the download link. These gameplay notes are things like "Don't cast this spell yet, it currently doesn't work", etc.



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