DefenedVilleTwo is the first mapping challenge in The Hammer Cup 2017, a series of five mapping challenges spread throughout the whole of 2017, each with a different theme.
It contains 11 official entries and 1 unofficial (it was late) entry.
Ranging from short, focused maps to larger multi-defense points maps.
I am sure you will enjoy most of them.
- Title: DefendVilleTwo
- Filename: hl2-ep2-sp-thc17-c1-defendvilletwo
- Size : 141MB
- Author: ethosaur, 1upD, Dave, Spyde3r, Crowbar, Ttiki, Rekurer, Alex Marcu AKA melc311, Stanislav Rosecky AKA Stanleyros, Mark AKA Strontvlieg, Sockman, Klems
- Date Released: 18 February 2017
If you require more help, please visit the Technical Help page.
- Copy the hl2-ep2-sp-thc17-c1-defendvilletwo folder into your …\Steam\SteamApps\Sourcemods\ folder.
- Start or restart Steam
- RTSL.THC17.C1.DefendVilleTwo should now be listed in your “Library” tab.
The Hammer Cup 2017 consists of five mapping challenges, each with a different theme.
Entrants will receive points for each challenge they enter.
At the end of the event, the best 3 points totals from the challenges they entered will be added together for each entrant.
These totals will decide who wins the Grand Prizes.
This means that entrants do NOT have to enter each and every contest to win the grand prize but they will need to have entered at least 3 challenges to have a chance of winning the grand prizes.
Full details of the event cane be found here: The Hammer Cup Homepage
The more money we raise, the more money the entrants get!
We would like you to create a map in which the player has to defend a location from attack.
The player should be given a maximum of 5 minutes preparation time but MUST also have the option of triggering the attack manually (for example, with a button or some other clearly marked method).
We want you to create a map that allows for replayability by including a variety of defenses. Ideally, the map would allow for players to use a variety of defensive tactics on replays.
We DO NOT want you to simply create a rebel base and have a lot of Combine soldiers rush it. Maybe the Combine are attempting to destroy (or steal) something vital to the rebels and you have to specifically defend that.
Consider attack waves, with a slight rest between them for the player to regroup.
This challenge is not restricted to a Combine-only attack, so perhaps mix in other HL2 enemies if you like.
The player could be a Combine soldier instead (we will assume that the Combine have stolen an HEV). The location could be moving – maybe defend an APC that is carrying a rebel prisoner.
You should try to create something that will surprise the judges (and players!), is fun to play at least twice, and hopefully looks great and is polished.
We encourage you to look at the more successful maps in the original DefendVille for ideas or inspiration – but create your own ideas on the theme (and keep in mind DefendVille was slightly more restrictive than this challenge).
Listed as they are displayed in the mod itself:
Castle Defender by ethosaur
Countermeasure by 1upD
Defenders of the Old Republic by Dave
Energy Train by Spyde3r
Haven by Crowbar
Mine by Ttiki
Neocortex Prosecution by Rekurer
Trainyard by Alex Marcu AKA melc311
Unexpected Interference by Stanislav Rosecky AKA Stanleyros
Urban Disarray by Mark AKA Strontvlieg
Warm Up by Sockman
Zombie Defense by Klems
If you decide to use the Per-Map Opinion Images, please either watch the video below or use the VilleReviewTemplate.txt file. Thank you.
Winner: Zombie Defense by Klems
Second: Haven by Crowbar
Third: Unexpected Interference by Stanislav Rosecky AKA Stanleyros
Full points can be found on the public spreadsheet.
Zombie Defense by Klems: 98
Haven by Crowbar: 80
Unexpected Interference by Stanislav Rosecky AKA Stanleyros: 69
Countermeasure by 1upD: 31
Trainyard by Alex Marcu AKA melc311: 31
Neocortex Prosecution by Rekurer: 29
Castle Defender by ethosaur: 28
Urban Disarray by Mark AKA Strontvlieg: 24
Energy Train by Spyde3r: 20
Mine by Ttiki: 20
Warm Up by Sockman: 21
Defenders of the Old Republic by Dave: 17
For this year’s The Hammer Cup, a public vote will have equal importance as the Judges’ vote, however, only RTSL members who joined before 17th February 2017 will be counted.
To vote, please go here: RTSL: THC2017: Challenge 1: DefendVilleTwo Community Voting Form.
The vote closed Monday 27th February 2017.
Brane Scan by Kelly Bailey from Half-Life 2
0.8 – Judges’ Version. No Intro video or readme. No background or chapter images.
0.9 – Early Access version for Patrons and entrants. No Intro video or readme. Missing Scenes folder.
1.0 – This Version. First Release.
The RunThinkShootLive.Com introduction video was made by Jeff Muñoz (ThatoneJeff)” and he also significantly helped with logo design – thanks Jeff, you ROCK!
Rob Martens for converting the RTSL introduction video and my intro video into .bik format.
Twelve gridview icons are included in this file. To use the included grid view icon, select “Gridview” in Steam (top right corner).
Right click on “RTSL.THC17.C1.DefendVilleTwo” and select “Set Custom Image”.
Then browse to the SourceMods folder and then to hl2-ep2-sp-thc17-c1-defendvilletwo/steam-gridview-icons folder and select the image. Then click “Set Image” and that’s it.
Of course, you can create your own custom image if you prefer.
Maximum two maps per mapper per competition.
The map must be original and not have been released publicly before.
The map must run in system with only Ep2 installed
By entering the competition you grant PlanetPhillip.Com & RunThinkShootLive.Com the right to release the map as part of the Ville Mod.
Maps must not appear before the release and for one month after the release of the mod.
No assets from retail games other than HL2, HL2: Ep1 or HL2: Ep2 are allowed.
Other assets are allowed with written permission from their original authors, which MUST be included in the entry.
Phillip’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
The map MUST have a proper name.
The map MUST have a proper filename: MapName_ABC.bsp (ABC is replaced with the code for the mapping challenge)
All entries must be sent to: email@example.com no later than the deadline.
This challenge was partly sponsored by Nodecraft – High Performance Game Servers.
WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.
Each map has 5 screenshots.
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