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United MTC - October & November 2017
  NitroGuy!
United MTC - October & November 20176:08 AM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), October & November 2017, hosted by NitroGuy!

In the MTC, you must build a track on a given theme. All of the entered tracks will be rated by judges and a winner will be found.

The Details:
This month, we have a theme that is open to a wide range of interpretations. Let's have a look at the details of the contest:

Theme of the Month: A new experience
Use scenery, media tracker, mods, blockmixing, anything-however you wish, in order to create a unique trackmania experience. Make the driver feel like they're no longer playing trackmania, but but an entirely different game or in an entirely different world. You can interpret this however you want, as long as whatever you submit does not feel like a typical trackmania map!

Deadline: November 28, 2017.

Prizes:
The winner will be able to pick a track to showcase on the front page* + 10000 coppers
6000 coppers
3000 coppers

*The track can be a self-made creation or the work of someone else (which has got a maximum of 10 awards already).

The rules:
se scenery, media tracker, mods, blockmixing, anything-however you wish, in order to create a unique trackmania experience. Make the driver feel like they're no longer playing trackmania, but an entirely different game or in an entirely different world.
All modes of maps except puzzle are allowed.
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable.
The author time cannot exceed 5 minutes.
Blockmixing is allowed.
TM Unlimiter requirement is allowed. However, please provide a link to download the latest version of TM Unlimiter in your track description!
PX tracks are not allowed.
You may submit one track only.
Include the letter combination MTC somewhere in the track name so it can be easily identified.
Example: "Here is my cool map(MTC)".
The track must have been uploaded to the exchange between (and including) October 3rd and November 28th, 2017.
The track must be a work of yours - remixes of other tracks are not allowed.
Updating your track within the deadline is allowed.

General tips:
The "General tips" are just recommendations. You won't get disqualified if you do not follow them, but they tend to help your track and its appreciation by general player population.

Remember that you have got about nine weeks to build your track. Take some time for testing, or let others test your track in the Beta Area.
Don't forget to check your track for unintentional shortcuts.
A MediaTracker GPS showing the route does not relieve you of your moral obligation to provide guidance during the race (signs or other visual hints on where to go).
Always provide your track on TMX with a screenshot that shows something from the track, and add a description of what can people expect if they play your track.
You will get more points in the "theme" category if your map does not feel like a typical trackmania map. This is, of course, up to the judge's interpretation.
Important: To enter a track, simply upload it and post your submission in this thread.

The Judging System:
A number of judges will rate the tracks on the following points:

Design – Flow, smoothness, speed, transitions, etc. The general "feel" of the track. Max. 20 points/judge.
Polishing – Scenery, MediaTracker, signage, etc. Final touches that can make the track appear better. Max. 10 points/judge.
Fun Factor – Depending on how fun the judges find your track. Max. 10 points/judge.
Theme / Creativity – Depending on how you create your track within the given guidelines. The less restricted your track feels, the more points you'll get on this area. Max. 10 points/judge.

Regarding the final results, the lowest and highest score of each track will be deleted and the average of the "medium scores" decides - if the number of judges is at least 5.

Good luck and have fun.

We hope many people participate!


If you want to make a donation towards future prize pools, please send coppers to the login: nitroguy.
If you want to judge, please send a PM to   NitroGuy!.
Last edited 04-Oct-2017 by   NitroGuy!
  Zipperke
12:49 PM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer



sounds like a perfect theme for me
remember folks, with mediatracker you can do alot of goofy stuff
here are a few example gifs
if you want to know how i did it
send me a pm and i'll give all the info you need


  rad
3:02 PM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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With newest release of Unlimiter u can also do crazy things. Guess I won't participate this time, totally not my thing.
Last edited 04-Oct-2017 by   rad
  Lolita
5:41 PM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



Would a microtransitional map like "MTC Blurry Lights" suffice? Always wanted to make a map like that in another environment but with less trial parts.
  DMW
5:57 PM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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wow great theme
  *Speedster
11:21 PM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Interesting theme. But like rad said, guess I won't participate either since MT isn't really my thing - but I'm curious to see the work of others!
  NitroGuy!
11:28 PM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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MT doesn't even have to be part of it

Here's a map of mine from 2011 that might give you some ideas "Sicily by   NitroGuy!"
  -Wouter
11:58 AM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



I like this theme.

  timmy_gk
12:41 PM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I just wish I hadn't had the idea to remake the strange Portal 2 stuff at 4km depth
Last edited 05-Oct-2017 by   timmy_gk
  Lolita
2:38 PM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



I have an itch judges won't like my junk again

  Moki
7:35 PM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...
Blockmixing is allowed.
TM Unlimiter requirement is allowed.






























































why?
Last edited 05-Oct-2017 by   Moki
  -Wouter
7:38 PM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



Originally posted by Moki ...
why?


I think it means that you're allowed to make a track that requires TMUnlimiter. Doesn't mean that you have to use TMUnlimiter for your track, but you can require it.

About all those enters...








why?
  rad
10:03 PM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I suppose the reason is to let mappers be as creative as they can/want.
  NitroGuy!
6:34 AM 06-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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love the trial, lolita see what you can do regarding scenery
  Moki
2:34 PM 06-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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i would still disallow tmunlimiter. why? because normally you cannot place 2 blocks in one area. its not ture for unlimiter wher you can create like whatever you want. this is also known as CHEATING. mtc is about (mostly) creativity and challenging yourselves, but by using tmunlimiter you can place more easily (or even too easily) blocks which isnt possible normally which sucks imo. especially for a theme like this. actually thats the reason i dont use, never used and will never use unlimiter.

easy theme though, count me in
  Owen J
4:27 PM 06-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



The description of the theme states to make your track feel like it's not TrackMania anymore. Allowing blockmixing etc. lets people be creative without using mediatracker, since only a few would actually enter. It's about breaking the possibility of TrackMania as a whole and not just the limits of the editor. I also don't get what you mean by "CHEATING", The rules of MTC state that it's allowed and maps made with it are still fair for all racers. Imo Unlimiter allows players to be more creative with what they make in a certain way, I understand that making something beautiful within the limits is creative, though working outside the limits can be creative in its own way, if done correctly.
Last edited 06-Oct-2017 by   Owen J
  -Wouter
8:31 PM 06-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



Originally posted by Moki ...
i would still disallow tmunlimiter. why? because normally you cannot place 2 blocks in one area. its not ture for unlimiter wher you can create like whatever you want. this is also known as CHEATING. mtc is about (mostly) creativity and challenging yourselves, but by using tmunlimiter you can place more easily (or even too easily) blocks which isnt possible normally which sucks imo. especially for a theme like this. actually thats the reason i dont use, never used and will never use unlimiter.

easy theme though, count me in


I get what you mean, but i'd say it's extremely different to create an entirely different TM experience using just the base game. While there's been lots of tracks that push the boundaries of TM like that (for instance, literally everything by Crusard), i have yet to play a map made in the base game, or even with light blockmixing that truly makes me feel like i'm playing something else. Sure, i could try using a mod, or i could try creating some really immersive MediaTracker stuff, but it'll all be in the same limitations of the base game. Mods are nice but effectively they're just reskins of the same block models i've seen a million times. MediaTracker text always has the same font, images move and scale the same way, et cetera.

The latest versions of TMUnlimiter add so much features to TrackMania. I'd say it gives users the tools to truly break the boundaries of the base game. You can change vehicle physics around entirely. You can change vehicle gravity, or invert it. You can rotate and move map objects off of the grid now, and adjust their placement in the most detail possible. Heck, you can even create your own blocks (though i must say i have no idea how it works)! Back when TMUF was just out, if someone would've told me this kinda stuff would be a thing in the future i would've said they were joking.

I don't think that allowing TMUnlimiter will make this MTC any less challenging. I think it's the opposite, the challenge here lies in what crazy, insane creations everyone can come up with when they have no limits to what they can do. After all, it's about breaking the boundaries of TrackMania, and TMUnlimiter plays a big role in that.
  Speedyfast
10:47 PM 10-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I understand the idea of this MTC but, MT isnt really my thing when i build most tracks.
  NitroGuy!
1:41 AM 11-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...
MT doesn't even have to be part of it

Here's a map of mine from 2011 that might give you some ideas "Sicily by   NitroGuy!"


There are plenty of amazing ideas that are possible without MT
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