today and tomrrow in 8 hours at 18:00 UTC, @BIDP and I will do a little community mapping marathon where we all map some new cool maintenance rooms together! The idea is we’ll all make loads of random rooms and then @BIDP and I will sort through them later and make a PR for it, so you’ll only need to do the fun bit!
We’ll also be around making rooms ourselves so if you get stuck or need help just ask on Discord VC (text is fine!). Anyone who joins in will absolutely get credit, but more importantly, could have their room show up in the game!
You absolutely don’t need any experience in mapping and can do as much or as little as you prefer!
Setting up the Environment
If you wish to prepare here are two short guide on setting up an environment for you to map in.
- Download the zip of the BeeStation repo and extract it somewhere, you don’t need to use Git or such.
- Download StrongDMM.
- Open StrongDMM and open the .dme file located in the repo you downloaded.
- Then open any map of your preference through StrongDMM
- Finally, create a new map using the DMM format of any size you wish (smaller variants are preferable) and get on creating the maintenance rooms of your dreams!
- When you wish to export it, save the map file and send it to Floria or Ambrosia!
- Go to FastDDM2s website.
- Load the BeeStation master repo.
- Then open any map of your preference under
- Open a random maint of the size you want and then go to file new, name it.
- Make your glorious map!
- Export your map as a file and send it to Floria or me!
@BIDP and I will be available to assist if you run into issues with the environment setup during the marathon!
Important to know, there are currently 6 sizes of random maints that have a fixed orientation those are:
3x3, 5x3, 3x5, 5x4 10x5, and 10x10. You could make a custom size but it would need to me added to existing maps (no easy task) and you would also need lots of new maints that size, so it’s best to stick with these.
You’ll notice they have door in a certain position. those door locations are fixed unfortunately and cannot be changed so please keep them clear!.
Other then that, go wild. you can have anything, think it like brainstorming no maint is a bad idea haha.
Bro I’d love to participate in this
Starting in half an hour if people are around, you should join in
Maintenance rooms I’ve made this evening.
I’d say the marathon went well, even if I was there for a short time.
Here’s the maps that I made during it!
Really liked all of these, hope you add them on a pr like Aaron! the lavaland one is great
staring at all of these and thinking of cargo bounties. RNG bless me
We’re going to work on this tomorrow again at the same time. After that we’ll PR it.
Sweet! i might be free tomorrow to tune in and maybe help!
This is such a great idea and the result has been phenomenal. Having more diversity is what this game is all about
This concludes the Maintenance Mapping Marathon.
In total we created 65 new maintenance rooms!
Expect to see PRs for most of them soon. Aaron has already made a PR for his creations!
I finished 23 maintenance rooms. Might finish the unfinished ones too.
the fake katana room that ambiic helped me make : )
Can any of you make maybe a pretty little garden for the biggest maints room size please? There’s something cozy about the comfy looking maints rooms that I think is really fun.
new rooms from last night!
I hope some the crazier ones on here like the error code room are extremely rare or not added to be honest, they’re a bit much in terms of immersion breaking.