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Submitting scenarios

Post by IainMcNeil » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:41 pm

If you have created a scenario, tested it and think its good enough for others to play then feel free to submit them to us for inclusion in future updates.

We can't promise to include them all and may have to make minor tweaks but would love to get your content out to as many people as possible.

Before submitting you should make sure it has been tested by other players and any bugs & balance issues have been resolved.

Once you have done this please a link to downloaad your map or campaign to info@slitherine.co.uk and we'll check it out!

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Post by IainMcNeil » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:06 pm

We are adding a system that allows users to download user created content from in game. We're now looking for content to add to the system!

The system will automatically download & place maps in the right place and they'll be immediately available to play.

We'd like to review your maps with a view to hosting them on our site if you are happy for us to host them :)

We also want multiplayer scenarios so if you have any of those you would like us to host let me know.

Just to be clear this is all free content - all we are doing is providing hosting for it and a UI for players to get it from in game hopefully greatly increasing the number of times people play your maps!

If this is of interest to anyone just let us know!

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Post by Magnum » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:01 am

I have created a multiplayer map, how do I make download it?

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Post by junk2drive » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:09 am

You have to submit it to Slitherine for them to review. They will add it to the server.

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:52 am

Correct - for now, just make it available to the community some other way (Dropbox link, etc) and we'll grab it, see how the community responds, and then grab it if you agree.

In the medium term we are going to be adding user uploading etc, but it requires some kind of moderation, rating, etc, so is a lot more back-end work.

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Post by Magnum » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:33 pm

Thank you, but I can't seem to locate the file, any clues on where it was saved?

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Post by junk2drive » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:54 pm

For Windows XP MyDocuments\MyGames\BBCBA\Campaigns or Multiplayer

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Post by Magnum » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:09 pm

Got it, thank you very much.

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Post by Magnum » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:08 pm

I have created a map/scenario and the file is located in my campaign games. How do I move the file so I can use it in multiplayer? Is there a way my friends can access the file/map for multiplayer use?

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:17 am

The campaign folder should be inside My Documents\My Games\BBCBA\Multiplayer to be available for use in multiplayer.

You'll need to share it using your own approach currently - many people have been using the simple Dropbox link sharing, or if you have your own webspace then a link to a zip will suffice. Once you are happy with it and you have good feedback from your 'beta testers' then we're happy to look at adding it to the downloadable content.

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Post by Magnum » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:12 am

Thank you for the feedback. I have my new scenario and campaign games within the multiplayer section as described. The issue is when I go to start a multiplayer game, my scenario is not listed for play?

Any thoughts?

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:36 pm

Ah - multiplayer scenarios require a CAMPAIGN.TXT file (while single player ones do not). That could be why it's not showing up?

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Post by Magnum » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:45 pm

It still does not work, I emailed my scenario so hopefully uou will post it in the communiy content section of the game.

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:27 pm

Emailed it where? Email isn't a way that we accept content (for a number of reasons, not least of which is that we get 1000s of emails a day, but also because there is a size limit on most email servers of <10Mb).

Please host your file somewhere and post on the forums. That way we, or other community members, can grab it and take a look.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:33 am

I have an e-mail scenario from someone but before we host it we need to see that the community has played it so we like you to post it to the forum and see feedback from others. This way we can be sure it all works before we grab it and that it is balanced.

If you can do this then mail us once you have some good feedback we'll grab the files and host them.

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Post by sraiello » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:04 am

pipfromslitherine wrote:Ah - multiplayer scenarios require a CAMPAIGN.TXT file (while single player ones do not). That could be why it's not showing up?

Cheers

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I'm having a similar problem trying to play my created maps in multiplayer. I added the CAMPAIGN.TXT file as you suggested and made the necessary modifications to the code so the missions will now show up on the multiplayer screen and can be selected, but the scenarios say MISSING_IDS_SCENARIO_"then the game name" and it won't let me actually accept the game from the ACCEPT CHALLENGE tab. Any thoughts on what I need to do next?

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Re: Submitting scenarios

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:18 pm

It's hard to say without looking at your files. The missing string means that you have not defined a string (in your text1.txt file) for the scenario names.

If you cannot accept your own games, you probably need to add ALLOWMPHOTSEAT 1 to your user.txt file.

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Re: Submitting scenarios

Post by sraiello » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:56 pm

pipfromslitherine wrote:It's hard to say without looking at your files. The missing string means that you have not defined a string (in your text1.txt file) for the scenario names.

If you cannot accept your own games, you probably need to add ALLOWMPHOTSEAT 1 to your user.txt file.

Cheers

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I added the missing string in the text1.txt file and the MISSING_IDS error is now gone. I added the ALLOWMPHOTSEAT 1 to my user.txt file, but still can't accept the challenge in MP. I tried putting " " and [ ] around the string, but no luck. Any thoughts?

Thanks for all the help thus far.

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Re: Submitting scenarios

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:01 pm

Can't accept or can't issue a challenge?

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Re: Submitting scenarios

Post by sraiello » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:56 am

can't accept the challenge

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