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Modding for Dummies+BeamNG modding challenge: Trailers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ai'Torror, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Ai'Torror

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    Hello everyone,
    The last challenge ended a while ago. We loved all the entries and together with BeamNG team, we decided to host another one!
    The goal of Modding for Dummies community is to help (new) modders and get more people into creating their own mods for the game. Now that our server reached over 1000 members, we decided to go back to our roots and go with something simple.

    This challenge will be a trailer challenge!
    You can make a trailer, modify an existing one or chop up a car. Originality will be rewarded, in addition to that, we are revising our scoring system to even out the experience and skill gaps even more.

    How to participate:
    1. Join our Discord server and become a member by introducing yourself
    2. Let us know that you're interested in participating
    3. Upload the mod to the repository when it's ready
    4. Make sure to share the link to the mod with the server admins
    5. Don't incorporate your entry into other mods, as it makes reviewing process much more difficult
    Criteria:
    1. Each entry must be original
    2. Each entry must represent the spirit of the challenge
    3. Model should be as good as possible
    4. Jbeam should be as good as possible: Think about deformation, weight, console errors, and behaviour
    5. Repo page should look nice and have a good description
    6. Entries should be creative and fun, this is the main objective of course!
    Forum + Discord rules:
    1. You need to have a BeamNG forums account to be able to submit your entry
    2. You need to be a member of Modding For Dummies
    3. Your entry has to be submitted to the repository before the first of September
    4. Your entry has to meet all the requirements of the repo
    5. Don’t copy others’ work
    6. No NSFW

    Rewards:
    • 1st place:
      -Exclusive BeamNG.drive T-shirt
      - 3 Steam codes
      -Official winner certificate
      -Modding For Dummies medal
    • 2nd place: 2 Steam codes
    • 3rd place: 1 Steam code
    You can work in pairs but only 1 reward will be sent to the winner(s)


    Good Luck!
    BeamNG.drive and the MFD admins
    https://discord.gg/Z7UpZQt6Mu
     
    #1 Ai'Torror, Aug 1, 2021
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  2. Lordlichi2006

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    Noice, gonna be sure to participate
     
  3. Ryo13silvia

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    Terrific. I'll see if I can actually finish something this time!
     
  4. 2004AudiA41.8T6Spd

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  5. MultiGamerClub

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    Modding always sounds so difficult getting into and im stilll scared just seeing how many jbeams cars have.. Maybe its not so bad.
     
  6. Just Timepass

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    It's my first time but I am not gonna participate because no knowledge capability to do so! SAD :( :(
     
  7. Ai'Torror

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    It's exactly why the challenge was created, we carefully choose themes and set up a scoring system in a way anyone can participate. There are few tutorials in the linked discord server and a bunch of people who can help you with modding issues.
     
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  8. Johan The Channel

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    I have time until the event ends, do you have a tutorial on how to put mods in the repository?
     
  9. Chuck_Norris_

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    goto https://www.beamng.com/resources/ and click "add resource" at the top, select vehicles and fill in the rest of the infomation.
     
  10. Andryusha

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    Cool!
    The Steam code is for BeamNG region free I suppose?
     
  11. theTNTmaster109

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    I've never made a mod before, but I'm looking forward to giving it a go.
     
  12. MightyCaprice

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    yea i have a mod i just need help to get the jbeam done and textures
     
  13. Ai'Torror

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    And the long-awaited moment has come! Rather delayed (which we are sorry about) results of the challenge are in!


    To start with we would like to thank everyone for all the amazing entries, I hope you all enjoyed making them as much as we enjoyed reviewing them. The variety of trailers was truly impressive.

    Let's start by giving a quick rundown on each submission, starting with:
    Trailers in Parts Selector
    By: @Agent_Y

    This mod, as the name would suggest ports all in game trailers to the slots in the tow hitch/fifth wheel. As far as actual new content goes, it also adds a few creative loads for the caravan. The tanker trailer gets a few interesting loads as well and it is indeed slightly easier to spawn vehicles with trailers. Sadly things like textures, lack of auto-smooth/edge split on some models or that the trailer wheels aren’t always where they should be, combined with not the most stable of jbeam structures on the caravan's tongue did contribute to loss of a bunch of points.

    Teardrop Trailer
    By: @Littleturdlet

    Its quite an unique, fairly simple, yet relatively well made mod. Textures are decent, Jbeam structure is stable, but lacks some destructability. Bonus points for it being the firs mod author has published, really solid start!

    Prerunner Support Truck+Trailer
    By: @CaptainZoll

    This entry features a rather cool an unique suspension setup, that does a great job with rather heavy trailer in harsh offroad conditions. Matching truck is a cool bonus as well. Main cons of the mod are a lot of vibrations in the trailer tongue and really shaky trailer support legs. Overall this entry fits the challenge quite well, main content seems to be made quite well, however it does lack a littlebit in the parts that make it into a trailer.

    Clear Car Trailer
    By: @LJ74

    Another really cool entry by the gambler challenge's winner. It adds a see-through enclosed car trailer. First impression was truly amazing, nice looking textures, openable doors, fairly stable structure. Unfortunately during out review process we did stumble across a few issues. Main issue, which had a big impact on scoring was the size of the trailer. Its noticeably wider than the Dryvan semi trailer, making it too wide to fit into highway tool gates on WCUSA. While openable doors were a nice touch, lack of ability to tear them off the vehicle did disappoint us a littlebit as well, especially considering the modding experience of the author.

    Melmoth Land Liner
    By: @Ryo13silvia

    By far the most unique entry to the challenge, allows you to take your T-series with specially crafted trailer onto a road cruise like never before. Neat looking interior and being able to access everything and addition of iceberg prop only add in the coolness factor, our computers didn't however appreciate the rather intense use of spotlights, which tanked the fps into single digids. Jbeam structure could also use a bit more detail. Even with all those flaws, its still worth checking out.

    And now for the winners...

    The third place goes to:
    @CaptainZoll , with his Prerunner Support Truck+ Trailer! Your reward is 1 Steam Code of BeamNG.drive to give away!

    The 1st and 2nd place were quite close together, but after a bunch of discussions...
    The second place goes to:
    @LJ74 with Clear Car Trailer! Your reward, is 2 BeamNG Steam codes to give away!

    And the long awaited, and well deserved First place goes to:
    @Littleturdlet with his Teardrop Trailer! Your revard is an exclusive BeamNG.drive T-Shirt, 3 Steam codes to giveaway, an official winner certificate and a Modding For Dummies medal. Enjoy your rewards, you deserve them!

    Thank you all for joining the challenge!
    We will contact the winners about the rewards soon.

    Next challenge's theme is still yet to be determined, ideas on what you'd like to make are of course welcome.​
     
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