Before you Submit
There are just a couple minor things to check before you submit your map:
- Verify that you have exported the final version of your map as a JPG, especially if you made changes during the verification process.
- Verify that the DDS files you are going to submit are the final versions.
- Verify that your DDS files are in the right format (DXT1, ARGB 4 bpp | 1 bit alpha) and with no Mip Maps. The total size of your file should be about (height x width)/2.
- Make sure the JPG map names match up with the DDS map names.
See Figure 8.1 below for a screenshot of a submission.
- Go to maps.eq2interface.com (Hint: you are already there)
- Click the Forum button on the top menu
- Go to the EQ2MAP New maps sub forum
- Click the New Thread button
- The subject should be:
[Map] <Zone Display Name>
- Include the following information in the body of your message:
- Complete Map XML, surrounded by [CODE][/CODE] tags.
- Any info about the map or mapping process, or shoutouts to your guild, homies, etc.
- Any notes about the map, zone, or subzones
- Click the Manage Attachments button
- Attach your JPG file(s), in order of the map XML (IE: 0, 1, 2, etc)
- Attach your DDS file(s), in order of the map XML (IE: 0, 1, 2, etc)
- Check back to answer any questions or comments the EQ2MAP staff may have.
- If there are no issues with your map, your map will be pushed live and the [Map] tag will be changed to [added], as soon as an administrator has reviewed it.
Figure 8.1 - Forum Submission
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Questions and Feedback
You can contact the author with questions or feedback by posting in the announcement thread in the EQ2MAP forum or via Private Message on the eq2i forums.
I would like to thank the following people for their assistance, hope I didn't forget anyone:
My sister Bee, who twisted my arm into doing "just" one or two more maps, even though I hadn't played EQ2 in years. She reminded me just how much I enjoyed mapping. Her feedback on early drafts was invaluable. I just hope that now she will forgive me for getting her a copy of EQ2 all those years ago.
Kyrhie, who not only alpha tested the document, she made a whole map in order to do so!
Dolby, who has hosted, run, and maintained the eq2interface.com site for all these years. His support and leadership have given the EQ2MAP a home and a direction.
Thank you to the several other mappers who gave feedback and assistance throughout the creation of this document.