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MTC May 2022 - Once only 2022-05-01 15:31:09  
Welcome to the MTC (Monthly Track Contest), the monthly map building competition hosted by TrackmaniaExchange!
Supplies are running low at the block factory this month and it looks like they only have enough materials for you to be able to use one of each block or item. Let’s see what you can do in spite of these pesky supply chain issues!

:build: Theme: Once Only (original idea from Bladerunner)
- Only one single instance of any given Block or Item may be used in your map. This limitation applies to both route and scenery.
- Custom Items/Blocks are not allowed to be used. This limitation applies to both route and scenery.
- Checkpoint Block & Items and Signs blocks & Items (Signs that are used for directions not as road) may be used more than once.
- Pillars/blocks auto generated from placing blocks without Air Mapping Mode are allowed. (only as supports)

(brb) Deadline: Entries must be submitted to the MTC mappack before May22th at midnight.
- Following the deadline, the Host will close the mappack for submissions. At that point, all maps in the mappack are considered valid entries.

: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.
- Press Forward, Left, Right, or similar tracks are not allowed.
- Royal tracks are not allowed.

:build: Prize:
- Honor and right to brag!
- The winning map will be featured on the front page.

: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, surface diversity, transitions, difficulty. The “Feel” of the track.
Details/Polish (10 pts): Signage, Scenery, Mediatracker, etc. 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.

Penalty points: -1 pt will be deducted for every instance of a duplicate block or item found in your map.

Good luck! Please ask any questions in this thread, otherwise get to building!
Last edited by r_teroor, 2022-05-02 16:39:45
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2022-05-01 22:05:38  
Then, Can I use square road and dirt as a new one or is it just same count?

And, Can I use free mode to add blocks?
Last edited by Nugu, 2022-05-02 06:49:57
2022-05-02 11:42:03  
Thanks for this month's theme I'm sure people will be extra creative!

I have two questions :

Some scenery blocks can spawn multiple of the same items (trees, arrows, lights, etc), does it count as one instance, or should we make sure that there is absolutely only one of each?

Are we allowed to use custom signs (images, not blocks), and if so, can the same image appear multiple times across different sign blocks?
2022-05-02 16:07:39  
Hello guys

Nugu says:
Then, Can I use square road and dirt as a new one or is it just same count?

Can you please take screenshots of the blocks you are talking about just to be sure :)

Nugu says:
And, Can I use free mode to add blocks?

Of course, freemode, blockmixing there is no limit if you use your block only one time ;)

asyr.NJ says:
Some scenery blocks can spawn multiple of the same items (trees, arrows, lights, etc), does it count as one instance, or should we make sure that there is absolutely only one of each?

One of each yeah. Problem is if we allow multiples items at least for scenery then do we allow the use of multiple items blocks etc etc.

asyr.NJ says:
Are we allowed to use custom signs (images, not blocks), and if so, can the same image appear multiple times across different sign blocks?

I just added the "signs" into the same category as the checkpoints blocks :)
Last edited by r_teroor, 2022-05-02 16:29:16
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2022-05-02 16:44:51  
r_teroor says:

Can you please take screenshots of the blocks you are talking about just to be sure :)





1 and 2 are different blocks.
1 is a block in block mode and 2 is a block from folder.
Last edited by r_teroor, 2022-05-02 17:31:47
2022-05-02 17:25:02  
Thanks a lot for the clarifications Teroor!
2022-05-02 17:41:36  
Nugu says:
r_teroor says:

Can you please take screenshots of the blocks you are talking about just to be sure :)




These are considered as two different blocks.

Nugu says:

1 and 2 are different blocks.
1 is a block in block mode and 2 is a block from folder.


First, wood structure that are placed automaticly arent counting as duplicates. (Rule: "Pillars/blocks auto generated from placing blocks without Air Mapping Mode are allowed. (only as supports)")

But if you place n*2 as a block where you drive on then you cannot use it more than one time.
If you use the road block like picture n*1 you can use the same wood structure that will be under the block in dirt version for example.

Not sure i have been clear do not hesitate to ask me for screenshots if you don't understood ^^
Last edited by r_teroor, 2022-05-02 17:42:33
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2022-05-02 17:55:26  
  r_teroor
Thanks for answer!
2022-05-03 11:33:13  
Are checkpoints only one time as route too?
2022-05-03 11:46:06  
Nugu says:
Are checkpoints only one time as route too?


I don't think so :

Checkpoint Block & Items and Signs blocks & Items (Signs that are used for directions not as road) may be used more than once.

I have another question, are the Structure Pillar blocks auto-generated from some blocks (rings, structure supports) allowed? I'm guessing if they're placed in Ghost mode there should be only one, but what if they appear multiple time as a result of normal Block mode?

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