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How Should a map versions be named properly?

Discussion in 'Map Development' started by map designer, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. map designer

    map designer

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    hi guys.
    I am making my map but I am not sure how I should name the versions. I just do it how I feel it: name+ X.yz (Three digits). I usually change z; y for a bit major changes; and yet I never changed X.
    So, show the methods you know of how a map with versions should be named.
    I do not wait one answer only.
    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Illidan_Hunter

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    I would go for 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and so on, where 1.0, 2.0 are main updates while 1.1, 1.2 bug fixes and balancing. Hope this helped you.
     
  3. Vengeancekael

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    I always do Map name [1.0]

    I never suggest 1.00 and any longer, it just doesn't look good.
    If you want to do a major patch, do +1, so change it in this case to [2.0] and should it be a minor change, [1.1].
     
  4. Aeroblyctos

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    There are like million ways.

    I just go like this: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2... for major versions and 1.0a, 1.0b, 1.0c... for minor versions. Also the counting starts from the beginning when the project moves on from Alpha to Beta or Beta to Full version.
     
  5. Vladadamm

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    Depend of the importance of the map.

    For a little map : arena, mini-map, etc...; i just make 1.0 and +0.1 for medium changes, +1.0 for big changes. And for the little changes i add letters ^^

    For a big map, i make 1.00 and +1 for the very big changes, +0.1 for medium-big changes, +0.01 for medium changes and letters for the little changes.
     
  6. Kitabatake

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    Personally I use versions like "0.01a".
    The letter at the end changes whenever I make a changes to the map.
    The number is increased by +0.01 and the letter is reset to "a" every time after the map is updated online.

    That's a matter of preference. In my opinion "1.0" versions increase way too fast and if you plan to develop the map a lot the version number is soon in ridiculous heights.
    Might be ideal for minigames and small maps though...
     
  7. jxtranghero

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    It should be start with a CAPITAL letter
     
  8. Kauss

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    [My suggestions]
    Start with a new map, Map Name 1.0

    -Small update or bugs fix-
    Map Name 1.0b
    >
    Map Name 1.0c
    >
    Map Name 1.0d
    >
    Map Name 1.0e
    >
    Map Name 1.1

    -A larger update- (New things added, systems, etc)
    Map Name 1.1
    >
    Map Name 1.2
    >
    Map Name 1.3

    -Major update- (Map has not been updated for long)
    Map Name 2.0
    >
    Map Name 3.0
    >
    Map Name 4.0
     
  9. Systemfre1

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    I use 1.0.0
    +0.0.1 = Minor updates
    +0.1.0 = Medium updates
    +1.0.0 = Major updates