Ways to Contribute

Ways to Contribute

Help make this wiki the most complete OC maps resource! Achieving this goal is not a one man operation, but is possible through the participation of many developers and players. Anyone can add or edit content and improve the map database.

Add new content

Add Map

Showcasing a map in the map DB will allow it to get plenty of community feedback and exposure. This lets you make an informational page for a map, then add downloads, screenshots, videos, etc.

Add Mapper

Mappers are the creative source behind all of the maps we play. Each mapper should have a page that links to their maps and website if available. A bio for each mapper is also encouraged.

Add Tutorial

Tutorials are the easiest ways to learn effective tricks from all the great mappers. Tutorials help out all the new mappers of Obsidian Conflict, once the old mappers are out and the new mappers are in they will be hungry for some tricks!

Add Map Pack

Map packs are the easiest way to share a large amount of maps in just one download.

Add Texture Pack

Here at Obsidian Conflict Map Database, we as a community would like to get the best texture packs for Obsidian Conflict and Half-Life 2 and put them up for download, so other mappers can use this site's resources to their fullest extent.

Improve existing content

Upload Screenshots

All map pages have a gallery of screenshots. Look for maps that don't have many screenshots and upload some. Screenshots are essential to showcasing maps, so add as many as you feel are necessary. There is no limit to the number of screenshots you can have.

Note

If a page has multiple screenshots, the image at the top of its file list (first alphabetically) is automatically considered the primary screenshot and will be used as a thumbnail throughout the site. You can designate the primary screenshot for a map by renaming it with a "0" in front.

Insert Videos

Videos are a great way of showing how a map looks and plays. Embeds from most video-hosting sites are supported. Read the guide to get the simple video insertion code.

Add Tags

Tags allow for a flexible way of categorizing maps, and make it easy for players to find the what they want. They're shown in the upper right-hand corner of the map pages.

Todo list

If you cant find something a page to improve upon or fix, then this todo list works wonders. This todo list displays maps that are tagged with Needs-dl , Needs-info , and Needs-pics to help mark maps that are in need of downloads, info, or screenshots.

Feedback and sharing

Provide Feedback

Commenting provides mappers with valuable feedback and gives other players insight into the quality of a map. Write a short comment, report a bug, or a review.

Promoting OC Map DB = Promoting the work of OC mappers

  • Link to OC Map DB on other sites and forums.
  • Invite OC players and mappers to join the wiki.
  • Invite OC players and mappers to join our Steam Group.
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