As many will know, we (PatrickW and I) created a modification for San Andreas that enable you to create new missions for SA, without the need to learn how to script SCM. This modification is called "Design Your Own Mission". This week we released version 4 of our mod and more than 250 missions have already been made and uploaded to our Mission Download Site. Now we have come up with the idea of running a contest, to see who can make the best mission using DYOM. Everybody who can play SA, can create an mission using DYOM and thus compete in this contest. If the contest turns out to be a success, we plan to have such a contest on a regular base with each time a different theme.
The goal of the contest is off course to create the best mission using "Design your own mission". Things to keep in mind are originality, playability and difficulty. You should challenge the players of your mission, but they should not get frustrated. If your mission is ready, you should upload it to our mission upload site.
This first edition of the contest doesn't have a specific theme, just create any mission you like. Keep in mind that the players will determine the winner, so convince them that your mission is the best one. If successful, more editions of this contest will be run, with different theme's such as: Race missions, gunfights or stuntmissions.
The jury, consisting for the first edition of PatrickW and myself, will choose a number of missions from all submissions and from those mission everybody can choose the top 3. The mission with they most votes will win the contest. The winner will be part of the jury for the next edition of the contest if he wants.
You can submit your mission until Sunday, March 1. All missions will then be reviewed by the jury, which will present the nominated missions within a week. After that everybody can play the nominated missions and name their favourites. This will be possible for a week after the nominees have been made public. After this week the mission with the most votes is declared winner.
You can submit a mission for the contest by uploading it to the mission download site and post the following information in this topic:
[b]Link to the mission:[/b]
Everybody can submit just one mission, when you submit more than one, only the last one will compete.
The most important reward for everybody that enters the contest is off course that you can claim to be a GTA mission designer. The winning mission will be featured on top of the mission download site for the coming period, and the author of the winning mission will be invited to become a jury member for the next edition of the contest.
The modification is very easy to install. First of all download it from Gtagarage. Put the extracted MPACK directory with everything in it, in your "GTA San Andreas User Files" directory. To use the modification, you need to have CLEO3 installed. For more information about installing CLEO3, please refer to this site. If you need help installing the modification or have questions about the modification itself, please go to the Design Your Own Mission topic.