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 ==== Naming ==== ==== Naming ====
-Early autumn 
-=== Map === 
-autumn_sp.bsp - Early autumn Single Player 
-{{:help:2020-02-19-23-18-49.png?400|}} +=== Maps === 
-==== Text file ==== +Pick a good filename for your .bsp file. People commonly use their nicknames and a counter or try to find a good short word describing the map. Adding a "sp" or "dm" or "ctf" bit to the name helps indicating the intended gamemode. If you decide for a "boring" numbering scheme and you also release maps for other games, you might want to stick a "q1" in there as well.
-my nick name in quake: human[rus]+
-You must add a text file to your release, documenting at least the title of the work and your (nick)name. create date: 20-20-2020+Alternatively just name it after the map's actual name.
-================================================================ +Don't forget to set the title field in the .bsp file to something useful.
-Title                       : Early autumn+=== Mods === 
 +For mods the standard seems to be a more descriptive filename. Usually it is a short form of the mod's title. If it is a mod just supporting one map (so it's more of a map than a mod) the map naming suggestions above apply though.
-Filename                : autumn_sp.bsp+=== Examples of good naming schemes === 
 +  * efdatsp1.bsp - The Place of Dismay by efdat, full nickname since it is short & sp & number 
 +  * chessp1.bsp - Shrine of Skank by cheshire, abbreviated nickname & sp & number 
 +  * ikspq1.bsp - Before Nightfall by Iikka "Fingers" Keränen, abbreviated/acronym nickname & q & sp & number 
 +  * ac.bsp - Adamantine Cruelty by Vondur, acronym of the level title 
 +  * ant.bsp - Antediluvian by metlslime, abbreviated title 
 +  * cogs.bsp - Cogs Of Conflict by spd, a single prominent word from the title
-Author(s)                 : human[rus] aka lotric+=== General considerations === 
 +Be aware that filenames longer than 8 characters will be a pain to use on DOS. So if you are a nice person, find a short one. It will also be nicer to type (if the user'engine does not support tab completion).
-Email Address          : qwxprc@mail.ru +Avoid any characters that are not a-z or 0-9. A single dash - might be ok. Quake engines do not handle international keyboard layouts well. Do not use uppercase characters for any files.
-Description                : singleplayer map+Before you settle, search the web for the name and make sure it is not already used.
 +==== Text file ====
 +You must add a text file to your release, documenting at least the title of the work and your (nick)name. You should also include a release name, the intended purpose, contact details, release date and the like. Without this, your file(s) might be lost in "who on earth made this and when and why?!" limbo.
-==============================================================+Best practice would be using the good old base.txt template: [[/files/idgames2/levels/base.txt]]
-Single Player           yes+Name the text file exactly like your zip file and/or your bsp file and/or your mod directory! For example the readme file for abc123.bsp would be abc123.txt. For the mod qwe456/ the readme file would be named qwe456.txt and placed into qwe456/ qwe456/qwe456.txt!
-Cooperative 1-32 Player :  yes+If you name your text file readme.txt, it will conflict with everyone else's same-named file and no one wants to overwrite other people's files.
-Deathmatch 2-32 Player  :  no+If you have creativity oozing out your pores, well, some mappers include short background stories too.
-.map   Included         : yes+==== Packaging ==== 
 +Package your files into a standard zip archive. Not rar, not a self-extracting exe, just a plain zip. Zip is widely supported, Windows natively can handle the format since Windows XP. MacOS and Linux have no trouble either.
-Software needed to play : quake+If you release a single file, put it (and its readme) directly into the zip file. Do not add a directory. If the user extracts the file straight into his maps/ directory, it should be correct.
-Comments                : the first map on this editorjust freestyle mapping+If you release a mod, put a directory into the zip file so if the user extracts the zip into his Quake directory, the mod will be properly installed. Remember to mind the character rules, lowercase only, a-z and 0-9no special characters except maybe - and no spaces whatsoever. Put all your files inside that directory.
-* Construction *+If you are releasing a single file, name the zip the same as the file. For example abc123.zip would be the archive for abc123.bsp and abc123.txt. If you release a mod, try to do the same.
 +==== Hosting ====
 +Upload the final archive to https://archive.org/ or http://www.quaketastic.com/ . The password for uploading at QuakeTastic is "ZigguratVertigoBlewTronynsSocksOff", the username "quaketastic". Then paste it in [[https://www.quaddicted.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=636|the forum thread]], following the description in the first post. The file will be uploaded to Quaddicted then and at some point also appear in the [[/reviews/|database]].
-Build Time   :  one month +Do not use services that do not support direct download linksAnd please do not use volatile hosts like Dropbox, Google Drive or any ad-ridden free hosting providersThanks!
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-Times & stats   :System Used      :   ericw-tools-v0.18.1-Linux    +
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-Editor(s) used  : trenchbroom 2019v6 Valve mode +
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-==== Packaging ==== +
-zip +
-https://archive.org/download/autumn_sp/autumn_sp.zip +
-==== Hosting ==== +