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MTC January 2023 - Nothing Flat 2023-01-04 18:36:48  



Happy new year to everyone.
Welcome to the MTC (Monthly Track Contest) for January 2023!
The MTC is a track building contest hosted by TrackmaniaExchange which challenges you to build a map with a specific theme.
There are no prerequisites or qualification requirements to enter, just continue reading the theme below, hop in your editor, and submit a track before the deadline! Let's begin the year by a crazy theme

:build: Theme: Nothing Flat
- Build a track of any style you want just one thing, you cannot use any of the flat blocks the editor have in their normal disposition. You need to place them in "free block mod" with a certain angle if you wanna use them.
- You are not alowed to use flat Vertical blocks (Normally use for wallrides) as a flat horizontal block (using "free block mode").
- The only situations you are allowed to use a flat block without free block mode is for a Checkpoint, Start and Finish.
- The rules doesnt affect scenery, you can build the scenery the way you want with the blocks/items you want. The only limit is that scenery blocks must not be used for layout.




"Free Block Mode":



(brb)Deadline:
Entries must be submitted to the MTC mappack before 29/01/2023 23h59.
Following the deadline, the Host will close the mappack for submissions. At that point, all maps in the mappack are considered valid entries. If you map is sent in less than 24h after the deadline, 5 pts per day will be retired in the total of the judge points


:award: Prize
- Honor and right to brag!
- The winning track will be featured on the TrackmaniaExchange front page!
- The mappack will be featured at the main page after the deadline!

:wait: Rules
- One entry is allowed per user. Multi-author maps count as the single entry for all authors involved.
- “MTC” must be present in the track name as it appears on TMX.
- All entries must be built using the latest version of the game.
- All entries must be built specifically for this MTC.
- Blockmixing, Offgrid mapping, and Embedded Items are allowed.
- Texture mods are allowed.
- Royal tracks are not allowed.

:done: Judging System
All entries will be graded by a panel of judges who will be studying each map based on the following criteria:

Theme (20 pts): How well does the track fit the theme? How creatively did you implement the theme’s requirements?
Design/Route (10 pts): Flow, smoothness, layout, speed, transitions, difficulty. The “Feel” of the track.
Details/Polish (10 pts): Signage, Scenery, Mediatracker. Does the track feel like it has the finishing touches?
Fun Factor (10 pts): Is the track fun to the judge? Some extra points can be given here.

Good luck! Please ask any questions in this thread or in discord, otherwise get to building!
Last edited by r_teroor, 2023-01-08 00:51:28
Moderator
Location: FR
2023-01-05 05:23:21  
What about scenery? If the player isn't meant to drive on it, can those blocks be placed normally or should the scenery be rotated as well?
Track Slacker
Location: US
2023-01-05 21:57:55  
does anything flat-to-banked or flat-to-half-banked need to be tilted or can those be placed as normal?

Location: US
2023-01-08 00:46:54  
agrabou says:
does anything flat-to-banked or flat-to-half-banked need to be tilted or can those be placed as normal?


Yes it can
Moderator
Location: FR
2023-01-08 00:47:57  
pjw says:
What about scenery? If the player isn't meant to drive on it, can those blocks be placed normally or should the scenery be rotated as well?


Yes i updated the rule about that to make it easier for everybody. The scenery is not ruled, so you can do whatever you prefer to ;).
Moderator
Location: FR
2023-01-08 07:37:46  
r_teroor says:
pjw says:
What about scenery? If the player isn't meant to drive on it, can those blocks be placed normally or should the scenery be rotated as well?


Yes i updated the rule about that to make it easier for everybody. The scenery is not ruled, so you can do whatever you prefer to ;).


Thank you for the clarification! :)
Track Slacker
Location: US
Question 2023-01-08 19:51:23  
Can the ground be used as part of the route? (and can the scenery showing the route be placed normally?)

Location: GB
2023-01-09 05:42:39  
LemmingTVYT says:
Can the ground be used as part of the route? (and can the scenery showing the route be placed normally?)


r_teroor says:
scenery blocks must not be used for layout


Edit: Clarification below. Nope, not even if they're free-placed. :)
Last edited by pjw, 2023-01-18 00:42:10
Track Slacker
Location: US
2023-01-17 22:49:04  
LemmingTVYT says:
Can the ground be used as part of the route? (and can the scenery showing the route be placed normally?)


Sorry for late response. I check discord more than the forum post.
This problem isnt in the rule. But to keep the "spirit of the theme" its a no you cannot use ground for your layout
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Location: FR
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