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ULDC Summer 2021: The Season of Stages

ChargingTurnip

Makes cursed crap
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I fear for my life
 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Not a contest. The C stands for collab, and we'll gladly help you make your stage!


Holy shit this is looking CLEAN.
nice cause i have lots of things set up
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so i got bored and built this in a few minutes, and i already have an idea on what its going to be, i want it to be a speed level, you know like a race of time maybe? and it plays live and learn in the background cause why not? it suits the context!!!
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Othius

[A person in a place]
Contest Winner🏆
nice cause i have lots of things set up
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so i got bored and built this in a few minutes, and i already have an idea on what its going to be, i want it to be a speed level, you know like a race of time maybe? and it plays live and learn in the background cause why not? it suits the context!!!
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Nice, that's a pretty good start! However not enough that I can give gameplay feedback yet, but that's okay you just started. That hallway you spring up to seems a little small. Remember to make any hallways AT LEAST 512 wide and 256 tall, so that your camera doesn't get stuck on it.

You mentioned racing the time. Here's a snippet from the Level Header Wiki Page to help you give your stage a time limit.
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Here's an idea: a skybox with earth below you, and maybe a few spaceships or satellites too. Might give your stage a sense of scale.
If you don't know how to set up a skybox, here's the Skybox Wiki Page.


Good luck!
 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Nice, that's a pretty good start! However not enough that I can give gameplay feedback yet, but that's okay you just started. That hallway you spring up to seems a little small. Remember to make any hallways AT LEAST 512 wide and 256 tall, so that your camera doesn't get stuck on it.

Here's a snippet from the Level Header Wiki Page to help you give your stage a time limit.
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Here's an idea: a skybox with earth below you, and maybe a few spaceships or satellites too. Might give your stage a sense of scale.
If you don't know how to set up a skybox, here's the Skybox Wiki Page.


Good luck!
i know how to customise sky boxes and i have added more! the hallway is like that so it looks kinda claustrophobic
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i made earth, kind of bad

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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here are downloads ( not sure if did it right but i think this is how )
title: final space zone ( inspired the name from final rush )
credits: me :wow: and the people who gave me information, all the people that explained music via slade ( im a lazy shit, so i can't put names here so go to the thread https://mb.srb2.org/threads/sooo-im...add-custom-music-via-slade.32810/#post-545422 )

the story: ( lol i could not be bothered to add credits but can put this in ) a new space doomsday device has been created by eggman..... AGAIN! and its going to fire the lazer or sumthin' sonic has to stop it
 

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Othius

[A person in a place]
Contest Winner🏆
here are downloads ( not sure if did it right but i think this is how )
title: final space zone ( inspired the name from final rush )
credits: me :wow: and the people who gave me information, all the people that explained music via slade ( im a lazy shit, so i can't put names here so go to the thread https://mb.srb2.org/threads/sooo-im...add-custom-music-via-slade.32810/#post-545422 )

the story: ( lol i could not be bothered to add credits but can put this in ) a new space doomsday device has been created by eggman..... AGAIN! and its going to fire the lazer or sumthin' sonic has to stop it
Hey, just a heads up, while the dark area is visible in OpenGL, it is COMPLETELY BLACK in Software. You should raise the brightness of that water by 30 or 40.
 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Hey, just a heads up, while the dark area is visible in OpenGL, it is COMPLETELY BLACK in Software. You should raise the brightness of that water by 30 or 40.
okay
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Hey, just a heads up, while the dark area is visible in OpenGL, it is COMPLETELY BLACK in Software. You should raise the brightness of that water by 30 or 40.
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Othius

[A person in a place]
Contest Winner🏆
ULDC Part 1 Deadline is up! All submissions from this point until September 5th will be included in ULDC Part 2.
I'm happy towards everyone who submitted a stage!


Here's the ULDC Part 1 Stage lineup! 10 stages!

Beach Bash by Vixuzen
Snow Bridge by Vixuzen
Poisonous Ravine by yyeellooww7
Starlit Skyway by PrincessPlushima
Final Space Act 1 by sanicdederphog69
Final Space Act 2 by sanicdederphog69
Spectra Valley by Alex the Hedgehog
Odd Caverns by ChargingTurnip
Gate Garden by Ruberjig (Some people did a double take at this one I did, in fact, specify that updates of existing stages are allowed. So yes, this updated version is allowed to be part of the pack)
Auburn Woodland by Othius

NOTE: DO NOT wait until the ULDC Part 1 compilation to start your ULDC Part 2 stage, start working on your stage as soon as possible! My week is full so it will take OVER A WEEK to release the full stage compilation, apologies. Let's hope we can make Part 2 just as large, maybe larger!

While you wait for the pack to be compiled, here's a zip file with the individual stage files!
 
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Two Large Scale Mapping Events Over the Course of the Summer.

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After the Official Level Design Contest switched from a seasonal schedule to a bi-annual schedule, I didn't like how there was a six month gap inbetween contests. I felt that was too large of a gap of content. Fortunately, this new schedule gave space for a community run, large scale level collaboration. I got MellowJacket's permission to revive the ULDC name, and with help of Apollyon and Kanna to host it, I introduce to you Unofficial Level Design Collab 2021: The Season of Stages.

It's probably clear from everything you see above, however I have to clarify this is NOT a contest. There will be no stage voting held, and stages will not be ranked. This is to incentivize people making a cute stage or two, and coming together as a community to help each other out.

Copy and pasted from MellowJacket's old ULDC thread
Woah, this is neat. Where does the 'collab' part come in though?
Simple! At all times over the course of the next three months, participants are encouraged to share their mapping progress in this thread. And other users are welcome to step in and offer advice on how to improve and where to go next. The idea here is a scenario where people can help each other improve and learn from one another.

Additionally, if you're looking to collaborate with someone to cover a base you're weak in (For example, you've always had an idea for that perfect custom enemy but don't know how to sprite) and you don't know who to ask for help, then ask in this thread! I strongly encourage people to lend each other a hand here, and if enough people are asking for help I will try to pair people up where appropriate.

*turns on southern accent and cowboy hat*
Get Crackin, fellows, because we ain't got much time.

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ENTRY RULES (shamelessly copy and pasted and then heavily edited from the OLDC Rules):

Only Singleplayer levels, multiplayer levels will not be accepted. This is an SP-only collab event.

Make sure that the level works properly, that it is normally accessible, and that it does not interfere with other levels. This means that:
  • Levels need to be completable.
  • Existing resources (textures, objects, sounds, music, etc.) can not be overwritten.
  • Any scripts present in your level must not interfere with other levels. If your level contains significant gameplay changes, please ensure that they are contained solely within your level slot using a MapLoad hook. In this case, please notify us in your submission post.
Keep music files under 3MB. Unlike the OLDC, this is for individual music files, and not all total music files.

Unlike the OLDC, you can submit as many levels as you want to! They can be updates of old levels, or based off of other video games. This isn't a contest, so it isn't required that levels are your own original level design. (Example: you could remake a level of another sonic fangame in 2D mode and submit it to this collab)


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SCHEDULE:

ULDC Pt. 1 -> NOW through JULY 25th, 12:00pm EST

ULDC Pt. 2 -> JULY 26th through SEPTEMBER 5th, 12:00pn EST.

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Some Extra Notes:

There are three big hurdles one has to come across to make a full stage in SRB2. So I've come to address them here.

The first hurdle you'll come across when making a stage is knowing how to use the software required to build levels.
https://mb.srb2.org/addons/zone-builder-tutorial-videos.2439/
Click here and watch these videos if you don't know how to use Zone Builder.

The second hurdle when creating a level in SRB2 is actually knowing what you want to create. If you don't know what you want to make for the ULDC, here's a suggestion! Make a desert temple stage, with an emphasis on swinging maces and grabbable chains. Maybe your enemy-set could consist of BASHs and Lance-A-Bots. This is just a suggestion however, you're allowed to submit whatever theme you'd like.

The third hurdle you'll face is actually finishing your stage. Make your stage short and sweet before making it large. It's far too easy to get caught up in a big, ambitious idea, and then lose all motivation to finish it. Make a stage that's small, that you can reasonably complete in a 6 week period, if you find that you have time to expand on it, then do so, but starting too big runs the risk of never completing it at all.

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How To Submit your Stage:

Upload the file for your stage in this thread, or on the discord channel in #uldc-submissions. Down below. Make a new post for any subsequent updates, I won't be able to know if you updated a file otherwise.

No new stages will be allowed after the Pt. 1 deadline. They will be pushed into Pt. 2. Submissions late for Pt. 2. will be reluctantly accepted, however, as there will be no future collab


Submissions sent here into this thread must be formatted as such:
Code:
Download: [Link]
Title: [Map Name]
Credits: [Who made what]

You have only 6 weeks, so Shut Up and Get On It
sal don't kill me for that pls
Shut up and get on i...

S- SUGOI?!
 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

known as AHHHHHHHHHH online
ULDC Part 1 Deadline is up! All submissions from this point until September 5th will be included in ULDC Part 2.
I'm happy towards everyone who submitted a stage!


Here's the ULDC Part 1 Stage lineup! 10 stages!

Beach Bash by Vixuzen
Snow Bridge by Vixuzen
Poisonous Ravine by yyeellooww7
Starlit Skyway by PrincessPlushima
Final Space Act 1 by sanicdederphog69
Final Space Act 2 by sanicdederphog69
Spectra Valley by Alex the Hedgehog
Odd Caverns by ChargingTurnip
Gate Garden by Ruberjig (Some people did a double take at this one I did, in fact, specify that updates of existing stages are allowed. So yes, this updated version is allowed to be part of the pack)
Auburn Woodland by Othius

NOTE: DO NOT wait until the ULDC Part 1 compilation to start your ULDC Part 2 stage, start working on your stage as soon as possible! My week is full so it will take OVER A WEEK to release the full stage compilation, apologies. Let's hope we can make Part 2 just as large, maybe larger!

While you wait for the pack to be compiled, here's a zip file with the individual stage files!
well better get started, sanicdederphog69 has left the server
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thread i mean
 

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