I also want you to know I just wrote "the gas issue, part 2", you can find the article in our article-section.
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For all who still have the "old" version of scm2jpg: I uploaded the mapconverter, (<-Files) which is the same tool, just with small additions (mapsize minimap, normal, huge) and small changes in detail (correct mineralvalue displayed).
It still has bug's so if you create a mineralblock with a value of 0, it`s not displayed.
Well, just wanted you to keep you "up to date". The tool is quite old actually, but some of you don't seem to have a tool like that, so check it out.
It's cold outside, the leaves are falling, the new Gosugamers.net and BWMN Tour Map-of-the-Week Mappack is delivered and played on heavily, replays for that maps are uploaded every several hours, everything seems just fine... everything? Not really... something is missing... something really important... our newest Map of the Week!
The question is still the same? Who will be honoured this week? Travin, trcc, Starparty? Maybe the mighty panschk himself? Simple answer:
Not this week guys!
A new mapper called Antares just showed up recently and surprised us with a basic but somehow beautiful map, and we decided his map (4)Scorpion Desert to be our new Map of the Week!
This map almost tears you into the hot and sweaty desert with it's neverending sanddunes across the huge center. Once you've decided to leave your mainbase, you see yourself running through the golden dust of ages.
The expansions are, even if they look very basic, very well positioned. While the gas natural cliff has a ramp, which makes it easier to defend against an enemy, the min-only has a real cliff in it's back, waiting for Tanks or Templars to drop. Be sure that you don't get mad in the heat of the sun, when you try to expand in the mapcenter, both min-onlys are hard to defend, but worth to take. Or you decide to expand on one of the islands, to secure the last gas and invite some Terrors to join you.
Maybe the heat already got me too... i should stop writing storys and better deliver you what you really want to have:
as you might have recognized, there were plenty of new maps uploaded the past days, and some of you might want to see what the comments on the recent maps looked like, so i wanted to remind you that you just have to click on Newest updates on the right hand side, to see the maps which were recently updated/commented on/replays added/GMCS infos posted or similar.
So don't panic ^^
Also i wanted to inform you about a tool that made our life easier for a long time now, especially the UMS mappers out there, but the melee mappers as well.
SI made a small update to his wonderful Mapeditor, a TrigEdit plugin to be found on the SCMdraft homepage - www.stormcoast-fortress.net.
Now, even setting triggers is easier and you don't have to use an extra tool or StarEdit for it anymore. Anyway, i also wanted to thank Suicidal Insanity for his almost everlasting project and his support for the mapping community in general. SI is always listening to our wishes and simply wants to create the best Starcraft Editor ever made, and he seems to be very successfull with that.
Just to give you some features:
- copy and paste of units/doodads/terrain with CTRL+C , CTRL+V
- Ctrl click to select current terrain type (Also jumps to selected tile in tileset indexed mode)
- Display of areas where minerals / start locations are not allowed
- Mineral type randomizer
- Ability to zoom out
- create perfect mapimages
SI told me some time ago, he would be proud if our users would use his editor to create the images on this page as well. Let's see what the future brings :)
I've you haven't downloaded it yet, then give it a try. It really is a great tool :)
Ok, that's enough for today, hope panschk fixes the strange disappearing competitions soon and maybe think's about enlarging our newest updates section ;) j/k
Have a nice day,
Just uploaded some graphics with better/smother details.
First off all: Sorry that it took a bit longer this time, the decision on this weeks MOTW was just harder as usual. But we finally agreed on our newest Map of the Week, it's (2)Space River from Starparty !
Again, Starparty created a neat and balanced map. Space River comes up with several routes to your enemy or his expansions. Almost every expansion is in range of Zerg Lurkers, Protoss High Templar or the well known Terran Tank, so you can do serious damage everywhere you want to, or simply show your opponent how to defend your sparkling mining area. So shake your hands, grab your mouse and your keyboard and download our Map of the Week 39!
And again, don't forget to visit our MOTW-Tour partnersite GosuGamers.net as well, this page just rocks ass. :)
Oh and, "There are currently 400 maps in the database." Woohoo!! :) But the search for the best maps is still not over, participate with your opinions on the next Map of the Week, just click here and post your sugguestions and comments.
*** UPDATE *** MOTW? How to vote? ***
After flothefreak and some others asked how to participate in choosing the next MOTW, i decided to explain it to you all, just in case :)
We vote every week our new Map of the Week. We do this with the "motw XX" topic in the Competitions-Section on right hand side. There everyone can enter a MapID of the map that should be considered as the next map of the week. The Map should be in the user-final category, simply because these maps don't go trough massive changes after being final ;)
This map is then displayed with all other sugguestions on top of the "MOTW XX Competition Page". There you can also enter your comment to the maps shown, explain why you would like to see a particular map as the next MOTW and finally give a vote like "I vote for Space River to be MOTW 39". That's it :)