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Offline Cygma

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Community map naming & versioning
« on: September 02, 2011, 09:12:24 AM »
With no map versioning scheme in Wars/MWLL i guess the best way to handle map versioning when still in development is to include some versioning in the maps name (as previously suggested and already done by a few mappers).

E.g.: TC_MyMap-1, TSA_MyMapV1, SA_MyMap_01, ...

This:
 * helps server admins to easily see wether their maps are out of date
 * avoids player confusion about why there are map version mismatches, etc.
 * avoids repeatedly reinstalling maps in case some servers happen to run different versions
 * doesn't break autodownloader setups of servers when a mapper puts a new map version on mwllmaps.com (just leave the last version on as well and put a new, differently named one, up)

So, unless anyone has better ideas i'd love to see more community mappers do that.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2011, 09:23:37 AM by 7.[WD]Cygma »
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Offline Hellknight

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Re: Community map naming & versioning
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 02:19:59 PM »
To all mappers:

Please, if you update and upload your map, even if it has only been a minuscule change, DO change the version number! This prevents a lot of trouble for players and servers alike.