Hello and welcome to Challenge 5 in the Lambda Cup, a series of five Source single player mapping challenges.
If you are new to the Lambda Cup or mapping challenges, please see the event’s homepage: THE LAMBDA CUP 2018.
The theme for this challenge is “replay”.
Get ready to play through 9 new maps!
- Title: ReplayVille
- Filename: sdk-2013-sp-tlc18-c5-replayville.7z
- Size: 292MB
- Authors: Dalannar, AnonymoScoot, Steven Cabbage, LordDz, Skorly, 1upD, Jean Knapp AKA XBLAH, Matt71490 AKA Event Horizon, Rocky B, Jmp
- Date Released: 29 December 2018
THIS VERSION CURRENTLY CAN NOT BE USED WITH GAUGE. SORRY
- Make sure you have the “Upcoming” branch of the Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer installed in Steam and run at least once. (Properties – Betas – select “upcoming” from the dropdown list).
- Copy the sdk-2013-sp-tlc18-c5-replayville” folder into your “SourceMods” folder.
- Restart or start Steam.
- RTSL.TLC18.C5.ReplayVille should now be listed in your “Library” tab.
If you decide to use the Per-Map Opinion Images, please either watch the video below or use the file below:
For this challenge, we would like to you create a map that is fun to replay – or that specifically rewards you for playing through again. Variety is the spice of life, so offering the player different experiences during playthroughs is key.
One way to do this is by offering the player choices. Choice of path, or weapons, or companions, and so on.
Randomness can also make significant changes to the experience. Random enemy locations, random timing of attacks, or even random map layout changes that can lead to interesting playthroughs are all fair game.
Ideally the player’s choices or any random elements will impact the playthrough and offer variety on a replay.
Full details of the theme can be found on its announcement page.
This time there’s a twist: our latest research has developed a new function for the Gravity Gun. By finding and attaching a rare Stasis Crystal, the now-enhanced Gravity Gun has the added ability to freeze an object in space. Don’t worry, it’s not permanent – but the object will remain in stasis indefinitely until you use the Gravity Gun to move it again.
Use of the Stasis Crystal is optional in this challenge.
Mappers can give players the classic Gravity Gun or the Super Gravity Gun – and both versions may be enhanced with the Stasis Crystal.
We envision the Stasis Crystal having many uses, from blocking, reaching areas, puzzle-solving, attacking, defending and probably many others.
Listed as they are displayed in the mod itself:
Multiverse Learning Center by Dalannar (Tutorial map, not part of the challenge)
Master Chef by AnonymoScoot
Mind Collapse by Steven Cabbage
Uprising by LordDz
Aqua Drainage by Skorly
Divergence by 1upD
Die Another Day by Jean Knapp AKA XBLAH
Postmortem by Matt71490 AKA Event Horizon
Way Through the Woods by Rocky B
Dungeon by Jmp
The order of the maps was generated via random.org
Remember, the judges scoring is based on the final map submitted BEFORE the deadline. The actual released versions of maps and therefore the ones you played, may differ significantly from those initially submitted.
Here are the top three places, the tightest challenge perhaps we’ve ever had!
- Winner: Die Another Day by Jean Knapp AKA XBLAH: 87 Points
- Second: Aqua Drainage by Skorly: 86 Points
- Third: Way Through the Woods by Rocky B: 85 Points
Note: Abraham was unable to judge and score this challenge due to personal circumstances. Dolmo has kindly stepped in as a replacement judge.
Full details of all the points can be found on The Lambda Cup 2018 Public Points Spreadsheet.
Phillip, Don, Dan, Crowbar and Dolmo are the judges for this challenge.
Time for you to share your thoughts! Vote for your top 3 ReplayVille maps. Poll closes 30th January 2019.
Which are your 3 favourite maps from ReplayVille?
- Dungeon by Jmp (5%, 10 Votes)
- Way Through the Woods by Rocky B (3%, 6 Votes)
- Postmortem by Matt71490 AKA Event Horizon (8%, 15 Votes)
- Die Another Day Jean Knapp AKA XBLAH (19%, 35 Votes)
- Divergence by 1upD (7%, 13 Votes)
- Aqua Drainage by Skorly (16%, 29 Votes)
- Uprising by LordDz (19%, 36 Votes)
- Mind Collapse by Steven Cabbage (21%, 39 Votes)
- Master Chef by AnonymoScoot (2%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 89
The Lambda Cup 2018 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.
For more details visit the Lambda Cup homepage.
0.9 – Developers’ and Judges’ Version. First versions of maps. Version used to judge the entries.
1.0 – THIS RELEASE. No known issues.
Niker107 created the Mertz Module models.
Dalannar created the Multiverse Learning Center map and Salamancer created various custom textures for it.
Thanks to all of you for working on such short notice!
Caleb West AKA CW3D created the extended remix of Brane Scan originally by Kelly Bailey from Half-Life 2
There is 1 custom gridview image included in this release.
To use it, switch your Steam Library view to Gridview. Right click on RTSL.THC2018.C5.ReplayVille and chose “Set Custom Image”. Click “browse” when a small windows appears and navigate to your SourceMods folder and the “sdk-2013-sp-tlc18-c5-replayville/steam-gridview-images/” folder and select the image of your choice.
You can of course, create your own image and use that.
WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.
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