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Hello! What is your DF name?
guido91168

Which Delta Force game(s) do you make maps for?
land warriors

Why did you start making maps for Delta Force?
a friend talked me into it

Did you find it hard at first?
not really i read the manual first

Have you ever read the mission Editor Manual on the DF CD?
yes

If Yes - Was it useful or does it need more information?
could explain the tunnels better

What version of the MED do you use?
2001

What's good about that particular one?
only one i could get to work

Where did you get it from (if not the DF CD-ROM)?
i got the med.exe from dfhq.net

What is the most useful utility for a map maker apart from the actual MED?
i would have to say the bms to mis converter

Where did you get that from?
dfhq.net

Do you have a favorite item / object from the MED?
or_02 i call it the catwalk

What is the easiest game type to make a map for?
statagy games are the easiest

What is the hardest game type to make a map for?
i would have to say first person shooters

What is the longest time it has taken you to make a map / mission?
about 5 hours

Was it worth it?
yes

Did you ever make a map before you found out how to zoom in / out in the
MED?

no

What is the most useful thing in the MED (e.g. group rotate, different
terrain views, absolute height)?

absolute height is a must thats what gives the map life

What feature is the MED missing that would make map making a lot easier?
being able to view the items before you choose it

How many maps do you think you have made?
6

Do you have your own website for your maps?
no

Do you submit your maps to any sites?
yes dfhq.net

If Yes - Do they get good reviews?
yes so far

Can you name the best map you have ever played and do you know who made it?
dc_mech-wars_53 by dc_scout_67

Can you name any other people who make great maps (apart from yourself)?
dc_scout_67, razor sa, doc.holliday

How did you learn to make maps (self, website, friend etc)?
i read the manual and peoples questions and replys from dfhq.net

Would you like to mention anyone who has helped you out a lot?
yes, God, my brother superdave4316, my wife allysmom2000 for their support and dfhq.net for letting map makers show off their maps

Do you have a tip that would be helpful to someone who was new to map
making?

take your time and get it as close to perfect as possible no one wants to fall through the gap in the bridge ect., i export and host alot of private games while i'm making the map just to see what it looks like

Have you ever made a map with the full amount of items?
yes even had to take stuff out

Do you have a terrain that you like the most?
d3

Ever make your own terrains?
no

If not - would you like to? Or do you not know how, but would ! if you had info on how to make them?
yes but don't know how

Is there any items / buildings / vehicles that you would like to see in the
MED?
yes more towers and walls

Do you add a signature / your name to the maps you make?
i try if i don't use all item count

If Yes - What is it made from, what does it say and where do you usually put
it?

try to use the stone (less lag)

Has anyone ever stole one of your maps and claimed that they have made it?
don't think so

If someone steals a map, should the original maker be angry, flattered, or
both?

its just a map and time is the only thing lost

Do you like Nova's multiplayer maps?
yes ideal for close quarters and sniping

Do you think your maps are better?
not better just different playing the same maps over and over gets kind of boring after a while

Do you like Nova's single player missions?
yes played them over and over

Do you think your missions are better?
no way

Have you ever used a BMS to MIS converter to see how another map was made?
yes thats how i learned to do the tunnels

Do you get ideas / inspiration from other maps?
well sure you have to as a map maker

Which is better: night maps or day maps?
day maps

Any comments you would like to add?
thanks dfhq.net

Any comments you would like Novalogic to take note of?
keep up the good work and looking forward to joint operation

Thanks for your time and best of luck with the mapping in the future :)