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No Mans Land, Many Hands, WTE #9, Gundam, ModCraft #4

Posted by vjeux Oct 08, 2010 at 12:16 UTC

Quick Note: WoW Boss Contest Votes are still running for few days :)

The Custom Live show of today may not take place because Tinman is currently on the plane for a work meeting, we'll see if he can login :)

No Mans Land Survival by vincentgraymore

There aren't many maps with fast-paced actions and here's a good one in beta by vincentgraymore: No Mans Land Survival. Are you going to be good enough? Try it on Europe!

Many Hands 1 - Video Tour by Pshyched

The Terrain section is really active right now. I talked to you about the Many Hands initiative. Pshyched did a video to show off the terrain as it stands right now :)

WTE #9 - Canyon Ambush

WTE #9 was Canyon Ambush and now we are at the #10: Hellas (Read Greek Island).

Gundam Model by geminihc

Gundam here you come!

ModCraft #4 by Otixa and Xaragoth

Another ModCraft is going to be made tomorrow, I just wanted to highlight last week episode :)

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NotD, Mama, Demon Hunter, Blues

Posted by vjeux Oct 01, 2010 at 08:32 UTC

Due to a popular demand, the WoW Boss Contest has a 3 days extension. It now ends monday at midnight so that you have all the weekend to polish your boss :)

It's friday, a lot of things are happening during the weekend, here's a recap

Note: I give Paris time because it's clearer than some weird things like CET, PST ... Basically if you are in europe there are great chances you are in the same timezone as Paris. If you are in US West coast is -9 and East coast is -6.

NotD: Night of the Dead by Ability and Earendil

NotD is one of the few maps that provides several hours of content. It's a 8 player coop survival featuring 3 chapters, 8 unique classes with their own sets of talents and a really nice implementation of items (probably the best one I saw so far).

It is published on Europe and really deserve to be played :)

Mama They Gonna Eat My Base by PinkyBlue

If you want to promote your map I would tell you that making a video is a great way to do it. And I would add that making a fun video is even better! Look at this video by PinkyBlue to show off his map Mama They Gonna Eat My Base :)

Quick note: it's only published on RU realms, he is looking for someone to publish it on other realms.

Demon Hunters by Triceron

The Demon Hunter was one of the most loved Warcraft 3 units. Triceron decided to struggle with the mdx importers and to fully import it on Starcraft 2. The result is really great :)

Blues

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New Battle.net Privacy Settings

We'd like to make you aware of the new Real ID-related privacy options we've introduced to Battle.net. These options provide Real ID users with additional tools for customizing the service based on their preferences, enabling the ability to opt in or out of the Real ID "Friends of Friends" and "Add Facebook Friends" features or to turn off Real ID altogether.

To access these settings, log in to your Battle.net account at http://www.battle.net/account. From there, click on the "Settings" tab located at the center of the Account Management menu and select "Communication Preferences" from the dropdown list. The new settings can be found in the "Privacy" section of the Communication Preferences page. (Source)

5,000 Players Banned

We recently took action, including suspensions and bans, on over 5,000 StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. Maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on Battle.net and take action as needed. (Source)

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NetStorm Remake, Crush Company AI, EVE Models

Posted by Sixen Jul 05, 2010 at 09:21 UTC

NetStorm by depthsofchaos

Ever played NetStorm before? t's basically an RTS taking place on islands in the sky. You have to build bridges to approach resources and enemies while building different kind of cannons to secure your position. The core gameplay is relatively simple but the strategies available are really complex. You can also download the original game here for free, and of course, check out doc's remake by clicking the link above.

Crush Company AI by Bibendus

This is an awesome map to check out as it's based on old arcade games of Beat'Em Up style like Golden Axe or Double Dragon. It gives you a sense of nostalgia due to the side-scroller effect. In this video, Bibendus is showing off the fully triggered AI and Abilities of the first boss.

EVE to SC2 Model Conversion by TheLaughingMan

Want to use EVE Online Models within your SC2 Maps? TLM created a nice, simple, step-by-step guide to porting them into your map. The best thing is, you don't even need to register for EvE Online! You just need to install the game so you can extract the models and that's all.

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New Theme Beta Test

Posted by vjeux Jun 15, 2010 at 19:50 UTC

New Theme by Profet

Profet from sc2galaxy.net (french) worked hard on the new Mapster design. Before releasing it to all of you, we would like to make a beta test. If you want to get a preview of the new theme just click the "Switch" button in the following links:

If you see glitches with the new theme, please report them in the comments!

Thanks :)

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NVIDIA Users: Roll back from 196.75 drivers

Posted by Xtek Mar 05, 2010 at 00:27 UTC

This is a pretty urgent thing to report because it could damage or potentially completely ruin your video card if it's ignored. The latest NVIDIA drivers, 196.75-WHQL released on March 2nd, 2010 are causing issues with the video card fan control while playing Blizzard (and other) games. This is caused by the Automatic Fan Speed feature being broken in the latest drivers.

The games included are: World of Warcraft, StarCraft II Beta and Warcraft III. If you play any of these games (which I'm pretty sure you do if you're reading this website), you'll want to roll your drivers back to earlier versions until this is fixed, unless you want to replace a video card within the next few days.

To find out what version drivers you're using:

  • Right-click on your desktop
  • Click NVIDIA Control Panel
  • When the Control Panel opens, in the bottom left corner there should be a "System Information" link; click this
  • Your Driver version should be in the Details portion
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We're getting reports where users are getting intermittent low FPS after installing these drivers. It seems that it is related to the fan control included in these drivers not working correctly and is causing the video card to overheat on 3D applications. This will affect Warcraft 3, World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2 Beta. Please uninstall the drivers and revert back to the older ones.

Windows XP: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_196.21_whql.html
Windows XP 64-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_196.21_whql.html
Windows Vista/7 32-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_32bit_196.21_whql.html
Windows Vista/7 64-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_196.21_whql.html

More information can be found on threads such as these:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=161525
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=161503

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