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Classic of the Month Stream – Half-Life: The Infected – November 2022

As usual, time flies by. It seems like I was just streaming Cry of Fear a week ago! But here we are in late November, time for a different Classic of the Month!

I’ll be playing Half-Life: The Infected from a couple years back by Neclipse.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday November 26th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.



23rd November 2022 1 Comment

The Hammer Cup 2022 Wrap-up

The Hammer Cup 2022 Overview

This year, the Map Labs folks had a great idea – bring back the Hammer Cup, but in mini format! So this Cup was another great partnership with Map Labs that consisted of three mapping challenges, each with a different theme.

Entrants received points for each challenge they entered. At the end of the event, the best 2 points totals from the challenges they entered were added together for each entrant. These totals decided who won the Grand Prizes.

This means that entrants did not have to enter every challenge to win the grand prize but they needed to have entered at least 2 to have a chance of winning the prizes.


29th October 2022 1 Comment

Classic of the Month Stream – Cry of Fear – October 2022

The time has come at last. I didn’t ever expect to play this mod game. But you have spoken.

Cry of Fear is the October Classic of the Month. Watch me run. Watch me squeal. Watch me die.

The stream will start this weekend on Saturday October 15th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe). I expect to continue it the following Saturday, same time. I’ll need the week in between to recover.


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


12th October 2022 No Comments

Vote for the October 2022 Classic of the Month!

Update: there was a dead tie! Vote now in the run-off between Cry of Fear and Hazardous Course 2!

Poll only runs for 24 hours!


So it’s October already! This month I decided to put the next Classic of the Month to a vote. This time, you get to pick from a big list of mods that are all on the list for future streams, including a spooky choice!

Poll closes in just a few days on October 5th, so hurry up and get your vote in!


6th October 2022 1 Comment

Classic of the Month Stream – Mission of Mercy – September 2022

Ack! It’s the last weekend in September already! I need to sneak in a quick Classic of the Month!

This time I’m going back a whopping 22 years with Mission of Mercy by Dave Waters.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday September 24th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


22nd September 2022 No Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Uplinked – August 2022

Classic of the Month? Don’t mind if I do! I had fun streaming some HLDM last weekend, so I feel like streaming again this weekend.

I’ll play Uplinked by Ub-Oh, a solid map pack from about a year ago.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday August 20th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


17th August 2022 2 Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Deeper Down – May 2022

You voted and it was a total blowout. Jim Partridge’s Deeper Down is the next Classic of the Month!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday May 21st, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


15th May 2022 7 Comments

EscapeVille – Hammer Cup 2022 Challenge 3 Announcement (w/ Map Labs)

The third and final challenge in the Hammer Cup 2022 kicks off now with another brand new Ville theme!

EscapeVille was also a never-used idea back in the original Hammer Cup days. DiamondDogsVille was kind of along the same line but it’s definitely one of the lesser-known challenges from back in the day. I’m happy to have Map Labs bring back these unused themes for their challenges!

This challenge is a Test Tube, so it only runs for 10 days. Get mapping!

Bonus maps (which can’t win but are judged and scored) are accepted for 4 days after the normal due date. Note that bonus map entries are not eligible for The Hammer Cup prizes!

Theme Details

Simple: the player must escape something, using force, wits, stealth – anything!

Here’s the official announcement (click for full version):

EscapeVille Announcement

And if you’re not already there, join the Map Labs Discord for good discussion & a great mapping community.

Deadline

The deadline for submission is Monday 23rd May 2022. Bonus maps are accepted for another 4 days after that.

Submission Details

Submit maps using the Submission Form.


12th May 2022 8 Comments

Classic of the Month Stream – Bear Party: Adventure – April 2022

I asked, you voted! The Classic of the Month for April was resoundingly chosen to be Bear Party: Adventure (aka Bisounours Party: Adventure) by Klems, overall winner of the 2017 Hammer Cup!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday April 16th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


14th April 2022 2 Comments