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Small Update Regarding Uploading PTI Maps

I wanted to give a small update regarding upload procedures for puzzle creator maps.

We have setup a new Puzzle Creator download category in the Download Database. Please upload all of your PTI maps there. You should use the "External URL" option and link to your Workshop release URL when doing this. (Don't know how to upload a map? Read here!) This rule supersedes previous decisions to only post maps in the "Pimp your workshop map" thread. You can still post it there; you are not required to upload your PTI map through the DLDB.

This category is for maps created with the PTI Puzzle Creator only. If you made a map in Hammer, but uploaded it to the Workshop, then upload it to the "Singleplayer" category as normal. You can still use the External URL option to link to your Workshop URL.

We have done this to keep PTI created maps and Hammer created maps separate, but also allowing PTI maps to be properly showcased.

We are still enforcing our release quality standards for PTI maps, and we will still remove your PTI created map if it's a low quality release!

This is only a first step towards further integrating the Workshop release platform with ThinkingWithPortals.com. Check back soon for news regarding new upload procedures as we develop more closely with the Workshop.

Feel free to post any questions you might have. Thanks.

EDIT
I also want to take the chance to point out that we do not support piracy, and any discussion or admission of pirating the game will result in an instant and permanent ban. Period. We support Valve, and if you want to participate in our community, you should too.

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I would have preferred to see PTI maps end up on their own board but I guess this is something - I just hope the PTI maps don't flood the board and burry all the hammer maps from designers that need/want feedback. While I play a few PTI maps, I don't ever feel the need to critique them.

Also, OkillerO's The Pyramid is flagged as PTI and it shouldn't be.

Thanks for the tip about that map, we'll move it back.

If the board does end up being flooded - which I don't think it will - then we will create a new board for them. I'd rather wait to see if that happens before we split things up.

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Sounds good. Thanks for the timely changes!

When I try to upload, there doesn't seem to be a category for Released Maps - PTI. Is there something I'm missing or am I just being an idiot?

I'm a little confused - I can't see a way to upload (that is, post a link to) a PTI map from the PTI category page - there's no upload link! [screenshot]. Does the category only work if you're an admin or moderator, perhaps?

EDIT: Seems to be fixed now.

Uploading should be fixed, go ahead and try it now. It was a permissions error.

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Hmmm... Am I the only one worried that there will be a million PTI maps released upon the forum, making it harder to find the real properly made Hammer maps?

I wont be too hasty here, maybe it works out. I'm just speculating...

Never use Logic to solve a puzzle, he's an idiot...
Logic wrote:
Hmmm... Am I the only one worried that there will be a million PTI maps released upon the forum, making it harder to find the real properly made Hammer maps?

I wont be too hasty here, maybe it works out. I'm just speculating...

This will happen. It's already starting to happen.

msleeper wrote:
If the board does end up being flooded - which I don't think it will - then we will create a new board for them. I'd rather wait to see if that happens before we split things up.
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