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Posted by dOoBiX on April 20th, 2008 at 6:18 pm | 10,402 views
This is a huge collection of UMS maps for StarCraft! There are about 930 maps, all sorted and organized nicely into folders by Locked from teamliquid.net. Check the spoiler below to read the readme.txt.
ReadMe.txt for UMS map pack of Locked (@TL.net)
I have had about 2000 maps in my download folder since early 2004 and decided
that it was time to sort through them, but I also thought some other people
might be interested in it so I would organize it a little more in depth and release it.
Notes on the maps:
>>>>>>>>>>I cannot guarantee the quality of these maps as I created none of them.<<<<<<<<<< HOWEVER I did attempt to remove as many low quality maps as possible. As an avid starcraft UMS player for several years prior to trying melee I will attempt to talk about each section in this pack 7v1: very simple really... its split into vs "Hard Computer" and vs a "Godzilla" type... this is not that interesting but I felt it should be included in the pack Action Fighting: For games like Special Forces, and Smash TV, interesting games if you like those types. Altered Melee: I am partial to Kings+Knights and StarCraft MiNi, however I would recommend looking also at Macro Micro (substitute for team melee), Hunters 8x, SC Tourney, Altered SC, Phantom, the Turbo maps, and of course Blood Bath Obs version . BattleCraft + Tug O War: Battlecraft is worth a try atleast, TugOWar is there for completeness. Bounding+Dodging: Ah so many similar Bound maps, the pure generic bounds are in the "Bounds" folder, which has some classics such as Cipher2002 series and Monopoly Bound the other part of the map however I would especially try Frogger, Spider Mines FINAL, Larva Dodge, Observer Lovely, Laser Fences (one of the very first and most popular of this type) and the puzzles Builders Fighters, Buyers Sellers: Just some classic games that required their own folder. Bunker Wars: I think I prefer Snowball wars for this type of game Defense, Protect, Survive: I used to enjoy just about every single one of these a lot but not so much now. I'm sure there are defense fans out there still though. I do have to add that there are some actual creative, innovative, and quality maps here beyond the mindless infinite cash defense games. For untraditional defense I would look at Poker TD (it is the korean one), maybe trigger happy D, turret wars for competitiveness, and even Defend Your Castle or Random Defenders. Korean: As the name suggests these are Korean maps heh, I tried to put a short english definition for each one by placing them in their own folders. Large War: Initially there were many crap ones... I have filtered out many. I would encourage UMS players to try BraveHeart (a castle assault version). Some others are well made though, or atleast interesting. Mass, Madness, Ranchers, ZC, etc.: I would recommend a good oldschool EVOLVES, also fun to play is Xelda, Golems, Simpsons. The others are o.k. Don't overlook Zone Control either. Micro Arenas: For those interested heavily in micro I would strongly recommend 8882's micro mappack and it has most of the ones that I include plus mor I have tried to pick the micro maps I find most fun though, while 8882's is more for completion NOTE: Team Macro Arena is incorrectly named I think... it feels basically like Team Micro Arena although it's fairly well made in that respect. Micro Problems: Different from Arena, most of these are about doing a specific task, and many require a team of people. njoyable are TrapD APM Trainer and some of the team-micro vs computer maps. Movies: SC movies... I highly recommend b.net exp and b.net exp 2 HIGHLY RECOMMEND everyone should watch them MTG: Just another fun old map... Magus Wars is included here just because it is similar but not really the same, also Naruto battles. Random: This has some of the most fun maps in this pack. Included within are Assassinate the President, Random Fighters, The Puzzling, Worms. Also interesting are the people games, fire fighters, pistol duels, and if you're bored there is RandomBAN, Russian Roulette, and Bannninated. WARNING: Hello desktop will crash sc if you're wondering. RPG: Your standard fare RPGs, some better made than others, I was never really a big RPG fan. A note... some nonstandard RPGs are here like FFTactics and Aeon of Strife. Snipers: I was a competitive sniper player "back in the days"... Out of pure fanboyism, if you are looking for the competitive paintball map I would recommend either SnipB AoD v310 or SnipB NbK v321. Upgrades, Trees, and Locks Only all suck but are included for completeness. Also some of the others are good, such as Speed Duels, Sniper Arena, Speedball, V-tec, and Laser Tag Even vs CPU is ok, several versions are included. Sports + Games party: Another awesome set of maps, just about all of these are extremely fun I would endorse Teh Seekers, SC Party, Pinata Party, Wallball, Pong, SCV Football, Bomberman. But once again, all are fairly fun, save perhaps Quidditch which is very lame, but included for completeness. Tag: An O.K. set of maps, some like it these more than others. Not really sure what to recommend, all I have to say is if you like one of the types of maps I would try the others as well. Turn + Diplo + LOTR style: I abhor LOTR style maps, I find them utterly boring, but I do know some people love them so here they are. Diplomacy can be fun with the right people, the other maps are just here as they are slow paced war games. The exception is Virtual Battle which is easily the fastest paced map here and can be quite fun and interesting. Advance Wars is also amazing in the way that it emulates the actual amazing game
Short progress history:
12/19/2005: Started preliminary sorting
12/21/2005: Finished preliminary sorting, still much testing to do
Leaves me with about 700+ maps not thrown out as crap and atleast 200 maps that I must test
12/29/2005: I still have about 5 maps to test because I need other people to start the game, I've tested many maps by myself, and even more with help from others.
I also have about 50 korean maps that I have been unable to test... I'll probably ask Fireblast! or someone.
12/30/2005: Finished testing all the english maps more or less.
1/10/2006: It's been a while since my last edit of this readme; attempts to read Korean have failed, so I have now decided to simply rename the unreadable maps, but this means going through each one and testing them.
Which means I have now about 100 maps to test, I am working my way through them.
1/14/2006: Tested basically everything that I can do alone now, but I still have about 30 maps left that can't be tested with just one person.
Thanks to the following people for helping (mostly help in testing maps):
123bangbang, Ajvanadri, All-Out, FireBlast!, GTR-2-GO, happymanrun, Hobbes., MuShu, NeX-decaf, RancoR(Sphere), sMi.Incubus, Smurg, tlsrl8701, XeNoZ and all the others that helped.
Also thanks to 8882 for making his micromappack; it provided a little inspiration in making this, plus I probably blatantly ripped maybe 1/4 of the good maps in his pack that I didn't already have.