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Offline MonkeyIsland

How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« on: April 09, 2010, 07:14 AM »
I'll show you how to upload and handle your map on TUS in this topic.

For submitting a map on TUS, first you gotta load the map into the Map Editor:


If you can find your map in 'no author maps' database, you can click the editor icon below it and let the editor load the map from that game:


ok, either way when the map is loaded, you will see options map editor will give you:


1. Upload map to TUS map database: By clicking this link, you can input your map details info and upload it straight to TUS map database.
 You can also upload the maps which you are not their author, but if the map is not yours, a moderator gotta approve your map first.

Ok, as for test, I'm submitting one of PunisheR's maps:


Ok, and click to submit the map:

Since TUS lets you submit a map which the user doesn't exists on TUS, you will see a confirm author alert in case you typed the author wrong. You can submit the author anyway or click the edit link to edit the authors again.

ok, if you submit it, voila! Map is in TUS database.

 
2. Add this map to another map: Don't let the name confuse you. ;)
There are sometimes TUS fails to recognize your map. Reasons are:

  • The host manually blocks the map plop holes to avoid you know, plopping! But by doing that, he is actually changing the map, so that TUS fails to recognize it.
  • When a map maker creates his map and test it in a game, before the game starts, the game itself sometimes modify some parts on the map to make it suit the game (probably). So in this case, the happy map maker has his/her own version of the map but when people extract his/her map from a game, they get the game-modified version of the map. So if the map maker load his map on TUS editor, he sees that his map is not in the database.
  • Map maker improve his map quality through time. We know it is the same map, but they are not same file.

*No! changing the map options (like girders, border, water, object ...) DO NOT make TUS fails to recognize.


ok, don't panic! TUS solves this too! When you use this link: (I loaded one of the plop-blocked version of this map into the editor)

As you see, the system is asking you about adding or replacing.
If you pick the first option, system add that map and tell TUS to treat the loaded map as the same map you give its ID to.

If you pick select, the map still will be added, but the loaded map will be treated as the original map.

Because of this feature nature, all these maps MUST BE approved by a mod first. (You know cause some kid maybe mix maps that are not the same, mixing wxw png map with BnG bit map ;) )

3. Upload this map to your favorite maps archive: It will add the map to your favorite maps folder.

4. Download the map with the selected map options: Do you need to change the options of the map quickly use or test it on your own? Use this :)

5.  Convert the map to PNG: Dear map maker, this is for you! load your BIT or LEV map here, click on the link, there you go, you have a PNG image of it :)
« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 09:09 AM by MonkeyIsland »
Due to massive misunderstandings: MonkeyIsland refers to an island not a monkey. I would be a monkey, if my name was IslandMonkey meaning a monkey who is or lives on an island. MonkeyIsland is an island which is related to monkeys. There's been a legend around saying MonkeyIsland is a game. So please, think of me as an island or a game.

Offline chakkman

Re: How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 05:04 PM »
MI, your one sick coder. :) Thanks very much for this. I wonder if i can search the databse for a specific author tho... didnt find that yet.

Offline Ray

Re: How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 05:17 PM »
The search engine is not included yet, it will be added soon, alongside with the arranging options.

As far as I heard the rumours... :)

Offline Ramone

Re: How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 12:19 PM »
This is all great, vgj MI as always!  :)

I'm just wondering how to upload a Map-pack?
Do I need to make a new topic and upload it as attachment or there is the other way?


Offline HHC

Re: How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 12:53 PM »
Upload each of the maps to the map database and then use the create mappack option (select the maps you wish to include then)

Offline SpideR

Re: How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 09:13 PM »
How do i upload an entire mappack at one?

Do i really have to upload one by one?

Offline MonkeyIsland

Re: How to upload map to TUS and treat maps
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 02:56 AM »
Unfortunately yes. You have to upload the maps one by one, then create a mappack out of those.
Due to massive misunderstandings: MonkeyIsland refers to an island not a monkey. I would be a monkey, if my name was IslandMonkey meaning a monkey who is or lives on an island. MonkeyIsland is an island which is related to monkeys. There's been a legend around saying MonkeyIsland is a game. So please, think of me as an island or a game.