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Thread: Announcement: The Dromed Total Crap FM Contest

  1. #1
    Brethren
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Docks

    Announcement: The Dromed Total Crap FM Contest



    We've all seen some bad FMs in our time, now it's your turn. Create...

    • the crappiest
    • the ugliest
    • the stupidest
    • the lamest
    • the most pathetic

    ...fan mission you can possibly dream up. This is your one opportunity to legitimately stink up the joint! Use Bestest FM, or even Dread Complex as your measuring stick. But don’t stop there, I know you can do even worse!

    This is also a great opportunity to think “outside the box” and come up with a completely silly, ridiculous, and illogical FM which lacks all the polish and perfection of a normal contest mission. Don’t worry about flawless sound, intricate design, or complex puzzles – we don’t care about any of that nonsense. Just throw something together with reckless abandon.

    Deadlines: Entries are due by <strike>Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 (any time zone will do).</strike>

    ** Attention: The deadline has been extended by 3 days. The new deadline is December 6, 2006 (any time zone). There will be no more extensions so don't ask! **

    Submissions: Submit your entries at thiefmissions.com using the guidelines on this page (see the section on "How to send me a mission"). Use a subject line or text file to indicate this is for the Dromed Total Crap FM contest.

    Voting: Shortly thereafter, the missions will be released to the public and there will be a two week voting period so we can wrap this thing up before the holidays. The categories to vote on will be as follows:

    1. Crappiest Audio & Visuals
    2. Crappiest Story
    3. Crappiest Design
    4. Crappiest Gameplay
    5. Humor
    6. Originality

    Restrictions: After much discussion, we have decided that the only limitation for this contest is that the mission be playable and finishable though either Garrettloader or Darkloader.

    Prizes: The winning entry (as decided by your peers) will receive an “Evil Dromed t-shirt," mailed to your house courtesy of southquarter.com. In addition, we’ll send you a DVD loaded full of large FMs from the nearly defunct Thief Mailout Project.

    Good luck to everyone. And remember to be as awful as you can be.

    UPDATE: The missions submission deadline is over, and the missions have been released. Get them here.
    Last edited by Renault; 7th Dec 2006 at 11:09.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: 27430 Cells
    No!
    It should be Absurd, Ridiculous, Silly, Eccentric because then if forms an appropriate acronym

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: Southquarter
    R Soul - don't take it too seriously. EVERYTHING about the contest is supposed to be crappy, and that includes the name .

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: 27430 Cells

    I formed a list that abbreviates to ARSE and you're saying I'm taking it seriously?

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Location: Bulgaria
    OK, I want to know.. should the readmes be anonymous?

  6. #6
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Bohn Museum
    Chances are, you'll want them to stay that way forever.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2006
    Location: The Old Qaurter
    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Renault View Post
    Restrictions: After much discussion, we have decided that the only limitation for this contest is that the mission be playable and finishable though either Garrettloader or Darklaoder.

    does this mean that we can't have it end with an error that crashes the game?

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2003
    Location: Making Larry Miserable
    More than one entry?

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2005
    Location: Right behind you

    o man i am SOOO entering ths contest!!!!1

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: On the tip of your tongue.
    Yep, I'm doing one. It's really crap.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2003
    Location: Making Larry Miserable
    Sorry guys. I meant can we do more than one entry each.

  12. #12
    Brethren
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Docks
    Sure thing, the more the merrier. Or crappier. Or something.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by taffer9 View Post
    does this mean that we can't have it end with an error that crashes the game?
    I already have a script module that does that.
    I've (finally) fixed it now, but if you want the old version...

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2006
    Location: The Old Qaurter
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    I already have a script module that does that.
    I've (finally) fixed it now, but if you want the old version...
    the mission i made ends with the player jumping into a pool of water with 900000000 z on the flow group so i probably won't need the script, thanks for ofering though

  15. #15
    Brethren
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Docks
    I have received the first entry! - which is exactly one mission more than I thought I'd receive. Looks like I'm going to have to shell out 20 bucks for that t-shirt after all!

  16. #16
    1937-2022
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgarian_Taffer View Post
    OK, I want to know.. should the readmes be anonymous?
    Probably, but make sure you leave your name for everyone to see in info_window!

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    I've never figured out how to do that!

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2005
    Location: In The DK Dungeons.
    You type user_yourname on a new line in your USER.CFG file hers what iv typede in my .CFG file

    vbrush snap
    monolog
    no_endgame
    edit_screen_depth 16
    edit_screen_size 800,600
    ;editorcam_from_game
    check_rooms
    user_Nielsen74
    objtextures16
    terrtextures16
    toggle_draw_lgd3d

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Location: Bulgaria
    In tribute to Squeeky Sercet, Dreadful Complex and Bestest FM...

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001
    Location: Virginia, USA
    I'd love to see the beta-test process for some of these missions.

    "Yup, looks good. I couldn't find any problems."
    "What? Oh, damn... I'll never get this thing right."

    Actually, shouldn't any mission that is beta-tested be disqualified?

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Location: Bulgaria
    Quote Originally Posted by Telliamed View Post
    I'd love to see the beta-test process for some of these missions.

    "Yup, looks good. I couldn't find any problems."
    "What? Oh, damn... I'll never get this thing right."

    Actually, shouldn't any mission that is beta-tested be disqualified?
    Why? All missions in SSR contest were betatested, and I would say that Komag requires betatesting!

  22. #22
    1937-2022
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    Quote Originally Posted by Telliamed View Post
    Actually, shouldn't any mission that is beta-tested be disqualified?
    Agreed! OK if it's beater-tested though.

    Brother Renault, be sure to send the winning entry to the UK Museum of Ordure.

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgarian_Taffer View Post
    and I would say that Komag requires betatesting!
    Komag needs beta testing?

  24. #24
    Brethren
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Docks
    My God, the world must be coming to an end, I have three entries now. Keep that crap coming!

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    \o/

    I can't wait to see them all! Can you shorten the time limit to the end of next week? 3 weeks is an eternity!

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