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Posted by: Marakar Feb 19 2021, 18:23 PM


Greetings Generals


Following the growth of the Contra Mod community & the wonderfully balanced fun gameplay it offers, the very first tournament has opened for signups.


Date, Time and Location


Desert Combat will be on Sunday, 28th Feb beginning at 16:00 GMT. We will meet in the Contra Tournaments network on Radmin immediately after you check-in.



One map will be played per round.
  1. Tournament Desert / Map for Round 1
  2. Lagoon Day / Map for Round 2
  3. Barren Badlands / Map for Round 3
  4. Gorge Drought / Map for Finale


**** https://www.gamereplays.org/cnczerohour/portals.php?show=page&name=gentool_upload_mode_disabled ****


Desert Combat will be a SINGLE ELIMINATION. All rounds will be BO3 up to the Semi-Finals which are a Bo5. There is no 3rd place match.

Format: Random vs Random (Without Reverse Armies) & Tournament Mode On

Games will be played on the https://www.moddb.com/mods/contra/downloads/contra-009-final-all-patches. (link leads to all you need if you haven't got your game up to date)

Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 16 (Subject to change if substantial amount of signups)

Registration


All you need to do to register for this tournament is to post your in-game name & Discord name in the registration topic linked below. Only register if you're going to be able to show up on the day of. Registration officially closes on Saturday, 27th Feb at 20:00 GMT.

Check-in


The check-in period will be between 15:00 and 16:00 GMT, at which point the brackets will be drafted and made official. There will be an official check-in thread that will open at 15:00. To check-in: simply post in the check-in thread and include your in-game name if it's different than your forum name. If you check in and you don't participate, you may be banned from any tournaments for 30 days. If you can't play, don't check-in. Only players that are registered will be allowed to check-in. Only checked in players will be in the bracket. If you have a situation that would cause you to not be able to check-in, but you can still participate then message Leikeze.

You will have 15 minutes to begin your games after the brackets are posted. Brackets will likely be posted by 16:05, but this depends on how late players check-in. You must start your games by 16:15 or you will be disqualified.


If you're early then you're on time. If you're on time then you're late. And if you're late you're disqualified!

There is simply no fun in sitting around waiting on people, so the 15 minutes is the maximum grace period allowed in between all rounds. Failure to appear at any stage of the event will result in a forfeit. Extreme circumstances can be discussed with event staff.

If you need to take a break in between games, inform your opponent and the Referee. At most, five minute breaks will be allowed and only if needed. Maximum one break per round. If a player is found to be abusing this freedom or failing to inform the necessary parties or not returning on time, you will be disqualified at Referee discretion.

Streaming


All matches will be streamed. So do not start playing until you and your opponent have arranged with a streamer.

In case the streamer causes bad lag, you may choose to play without one, however, you must then send the replay after each match to a streamer so that they can stream the matches.

  1. Marakar
  2. Leikeze
  3. Farfain
  4. ThePredatorBG
  5. -DoMiNaToR-
  6. dce
  7. EROS
  8. Dromed
  9. Mustafaq
  10. MTKing
  11. LUCIFER13
  12. Core Daff

Posted by: Leikeze Feb 21 2021, 18:58 PM

Cool stuff m8. In.

Posted by: Marakar Feb 21 2021, 19:02 PM

In cool2.gif

Posted by: cncHD Feb 21 2021, 19:44 PM

Nice stuff, nice presentation

Posted by: FireLorD` Feb 21 2021, 21:00 PM

if someone can show me how to download it and connect online ill be down

Posted by: Marakar Feb 21 2021, 21:12 PM

QUOTE(FireLorD` @ Feb 22 2021, 00:00 AM) *

if someone can show me how to download it and connect online ill be down


Jundiyy has a tutorial video here on how to install Contra from 1.04 Zero Hour:

https://youtu.be/UbPLFd_D_tM

Essentially it is installed in this order: Install Zero Hour -> Contra 009 Final Patch 1 -> C. 009 Final Patch 2 -> C. 009 Final Patch 3 (The launcher automatically installs hotfix 2 once Patch 3 is installed).

Games will be played on Radmin on a new tournament channel to minimize latency issues with multiple connections on a public network. The Contra Launcher itself also has a prompt called "Online Play Instructions" that leads to an easy-to-follow guide on how to play online, including the installation of Radmin:

https://github.com/ContraMod/Launcher/blob/master/Online%20Instructions.md

If you need further help, I'd be more than glad to help out smile.gif

Shall I add you to the list Firelord?

Posted by: Farfain Feb 21 2021, 21:14 PM

Farfan

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 21 2021, 21:15 PM



Not to do with the tournament but in case someone wants to see how Contra is played. I was just sent this replay today and was told it was a good one. Streaming in 5 mins.

Posted by: Marakar Feb 21 2021, 21:56 PM

QUOTE(Farfain @ Feb 22 2021, 00:14 AM) *

Farfan


QUOTE(Leikeze @ Feb 21 2021, 21:58 PM) *

Cool stuff m8. In.



Added, welcome!

Posted by: -DoMiNaToR- Feb 21 2021, 22:00 PM

whats the chances it will fuck with the original game?

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 21 2021, 22:01 PM

None if you make a separate folder for it. If you feel like you don't want to play it again, delete the folder.

Posted by: Marakar Feb 21 2021, 22:06 PM

QUOTE(-DoMiNaToR- @ Feb 22 2021, 01:00 AM) *

whats the chances it will fuck with the original game?


0 if its installed in a separate copy folder of Zero Hour. Often its easier to organize mods from the base game by making a copy of the ZH folder with the actual files (the one containing generals.exe). If you are installing it all in 1 folder and want to uninstall it from there, it is possible but its just more of a hassle and its just easier separating base game and the mod by folders.

This is how I organize my mod folder for example, just to avoid accidently messing up between base game files and the mod files:

https://i.imgur.com/rhLXTWN.png

Posted by: -Prokilla' Feb 21 2021, 22:18 PM

i already have it downloaded from before an had gotten pretty good with it before i left.
i woulda joined now but i havent even gotten back fully established on normal zh yet, but i'll gladly join the next one. Contra is a blast !

Kicking FireLords ass on Contra was fun to smile.gif numchuks.gif

Posted by: Dense Feb 21 2021, 22:19 PM

I might give it a try based on the tutorials how to install, and the different game folders. If it has 0% chance of interfering with normal ZH configurations, controls & connections, then I'm curious to check this out tbh biggrin.gif

Posted by: -Prokilla' Feb 21 2021, 22:21 PM

QUOTE(Dense @ Feb 21 2021, 14:19 PM) *

I might give it a try based on the tutorials how to install, and the different game folders. If it has 0% chance of interfering with normal ZH configurations, controls & connections, then I'm curious to check this out tbh biggrin.gif

@Dense it does NOT affect normal zh whatsoever as long as you put it in a separate folder. i have it installed an its never once interfered with my Zero Hour

Posted by: -DoMiNaToR- Feb 21 2021, 22:26 PM

QUOTE(Marakar @ Feb 21 2021, 22:06 PM) *

0 if its installed in a separate copy folder of Zero Hour. Often its easier to organize mods from the base game by making a copy of the ZH folder with the actual files (the one containing generals.exe). If you are installing it all in 1 folder and want to uninstall it from there, it is possible but its just more of a hassle and its just easier separating base game and the mod by folders.

This is how I organize my mod folder for example, just to avoid accidently messing up between base game files and the mod files:

https://i.imgur.com/rhLXTWN.png




ok so i copy the whole ZH folder and paste it again but add Contra on the end?
then do all the messing around in there?

Posted by: Marakar Feb 21 2021, 22:31 PM

QUOTE(-DoMiNaToR- @ Feb 22 2021, 01:26 AM) *

ok so i copy the whole ZH folder and paste it again but add Contra on the end?
then do all the messing around in there?


Essentially yea.

So if you have 'ZH Folder' as your base, you just make 'ZH Folder Copy' and use 'ZH Folder Copy' to install the mod there. As long as you don't use the original base game folder for mod installation, it won't interfere with applications like Gameranger for example (and you don't have to reconfigure for example if you wanna revert back to vanilla ZH)

Posted by: Marakar Feb 21 2021, 22:37 PM

QUOTE(-Prokilla' @ Feb 22 2021, 01:21 AM) *

@Dense it does NOT affect normal zh whatsoever as long as you put it in a separate folder. i have it installed an its never once interfered with my Zero Hour


Would be awesome to see the legend return to Contra as well! There will be more Contra tourneys in the future hopefully smile.gif

QUOTE(Dense @ Feb 22 2021, 01:19 AM) *

I might give it a try based on the tutorials how to install, and the different game folders. If it has 0% chance of interfering with normal ZH configurations, controls & connections, then I'm curious to check this out tbh biggrin.gif


Would be awesome to see you give it a go! ^^ It's honestly really easy to install with a 2 folder setup, it basically doesn't interfere with base game as long as you don't mess with the original copy and just install in the copy folder.

Posted by: MTKing Feb 21 2021, 22:43 PM

QUOTE(FireLorD` @ Feb 22 2021, 00:00 AM) *

if someone can show me how to download it and connect online ill be down

Make a copy of ZH folder and install the mod in that folder's directory, take the mod from here
https://www.moddb.com/mods/contra/downloads/contra-009-final-all-patches

That's what I've used and it couldn't be more simple just install then run the game a small update will show up, connect to a radmin server and you're good to go

Posted by: Leikeze Feb 21 2021, 23:13 PM

QUOTE(MTKing @ Feb 21 2021, 17:43 PM) *

Make a copy of ZH folder and install the mod in that folder's directory, take the mod from here
https://www.moddb.com/mods/contra/downloads/contra-009-final-all-patches

That's what I've used and it couldn't be more simple just install then run the game a small update will show up, connect to a radmin server and you're good to go

That's what I've got linked in the first post. It's the best way to go.

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 22 2021, 01:11 AM

@Domi and @Dense as Mara said, it's super simple.
Copy and paste your original ZH folder
Rename it or leave it as - Copy
Install into there.

To delete, delete the folder.

The video I have above shows it very simply.

Posted by: -Prokilla' Feb 22 2021, 01:46 AM

QUOTE(Jundiyy @ Feb 21 2021, 17:11 PM) *

@Domi and @Dense as Mara said, it's super simple.
Copy and paste your original ZH folder
Rename it or leave it as - Copy
Install into there.

To delete, delete the folder.

The video I have above shows it very simply.

Jundiyy .. why is it you can play shockwave on gameranger but not contra>? or is there a way you can...

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 22 2021, 01:54 AM

Yes, you can play all mods but it's a bit more work. Same for Shockwave 1.201, you can only play Shockwave 1.1 on GR.
Btw you can also play mods on revora.

Posted by: -Prokilla' Feb 22 2021, 10:03 AM

QUOTE(Jundiyy @ Feb 21 2021, 17:54 PM) *

Yes, you can play all mods but it's a bit more work. Same for Shockwave 1.201, you can only play Shockwave 1.1 on GR.
Btw you can also play mods on revora.

Ok.. the only way we all played it was on revora but for some reason i cant connect in game anymore on revora since i came back.

Posted by: MTKing Feb 22 2021, 10:31 AM

QUOTE(Leikeze @ Feb 22 2021, 02:13 AM) *

That's what I've got linked in the first post. It's the best way to go.

ah yeah, didn't see that, yep it's the way to go

Posted by: ThePredatorBG Feb 22 2021, 12:03 PM

PredatoR

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 22 2021, 12:09 PM

Welcome PredatoR, the Dev of Contra! (One of the two anyway laugh.gif)

Posted by: ThePredatorBG Feb 22 2021, 12:29 PM

QUOTE(Jundiyy @ Feb 22 2021, 12:09 PM) *

Welcome PredatoR, the Dev of Contra! (One of the two anyway laugh.gif)

Thanks Jundiyy! I'm very excited about this tournament. smile.gif

Posted by: -DoMiNaToR- Feb 22 2021, 23:36 PM

Ok Iím in.


Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 23 2021, 00:55 AM

Oh nice.
Just a tip for anyone interested. Contra works quite heavily on the counter system, so for example you can't just spam Quads all day long. You'd need something for the tanks or buildings.

Posted by: Marakar Feb 23 2021, 01:02 AM

QUOTE(-DoMiNaToR- @ Feb 23 2021, 02:36 AM) *

Ok I’m in.


Welcome! smile.gif

Posted by: DooM^^ Feb 23 2021, 11:42 AM

GL guys <3

Posted by: dce Feb 24 2021, 07:20 AM

dce

Posted by: Marakar Feb 24 2021, 09:21 AM

QUOTE(dce @ Feb 24 2021, 10:20 AM) *

dce


Added, welcome smile.gif

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 24 2021, 10:09 AM

QUOTE(dce @ Feb 24 2021, 07:20 AM) *

dce


Welcome, and the other dev joins the party.

Posted by: dce Feb 24 2021, 10:52 AM

QUOTE(Jundiyy @ Feb 24 2021, 10:09 AM) *

Welcome, and the other dev joins the party.

Join noob, what are you afraid of??

Posted by: EROS Feb 24 2021, 11:55 AM

Im IN
EROS

Posted by: Dromed Feb 24 2021, 12:27 PM

I'm participating
Discord: DROMED #6258
Name in the game: Dromed

Posted by: Marakar Feb 24 2021, 13:24 PM

QUOTE(EROS @ Feb 24 2021, 14:55 PM) *

Im IN
EROS


QUOTE(Dromed @ Feb 24 2021, 15:27 PM) *

I'm participating
Discord: DROMED #6258
Name in the game: Dromed


Added both, welcome!

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 24 2021, 13:24 PM

QUOTE(dce @ Feb 24 2021, 10:52 AM) *

Join noob, what are you afraid of??


I'd love to but not sure if the time suits me at the moment. I'll have a better idea on Sunday.

Posted by: Leikeze Feb 24 2021, 13:31 PM

To have Jundiyy in would mean we've got three quarters of the Contra Giants signed up. Missing Baltika and co. sad.gif

Posted by: cncHD Feb 25 2021, 00:18 AM

QUOTE(ThePredatorBG @ Feb 22 2021, 12:03 PM) *

PredatoR


Cool to see you here!

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 25 2021, 09:58 AM

You should join cncHD, been a long time since you've played Contra.

Posted by: ReLaX Feb 25 2021, 16:58 PM

Shalom...

Posted by: Marakar Feb 25 2021, 20:40 PM

QUOTE(ReLaX @ Feb 25 2021, 19:58 PM) *

Shalom...


I take it you may be interested!

Added

Posted by: Marakar Feb 26 2021, 04:19 AM

Just a reminder that there are 36 Hours left for Signups!

Posted by: ReLaX Feb 26 2021, 08:45 AM

Interested, yes, time no, sorry.

Posted by: Marakar Feb 26 2021, 15:53 PM

QUOTE(ReLaX @ Feb 26 2021, 11:45 AM) *

Interested, yes, time no, sorry.


All good, changed name roster accordingly!

With that said, there is about 26 hours left for sign ups!

Posted by: Mustafaq Feb 26 2021, 17:15 PM

I'm in

Posted by: Marakar Feb 26 2021, 17:24 PM

Added, welcome!

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 26 2021, 17:45 PM

This is getting better smile.gif

Posted by: MTKing Feb 26 2021, 19:33 PM

I want in but i I'm waiting on something to do either tommorow or the day after (28th) which might limit how long can i play that day, so if it works out tomorrow i'm 100% free on 28th

Is it ok that i register just to reserve my name and give confirmation tommorow (possibly after deadline) if I'm going to play and not check in if it didn't work out?

Also why is it not mentioned what format is going to be played? Is it free armies? Random vs random or what?

Posted by: Marakar Feb 26 2021, 20:35 PM

QUOTE(MTKing @ Feb 26 2021, 22:33 PM) *

I want in but i I'm waiting on something to do either tommorow or the day after (28th) which might limit how long can i play that day, so if it works out tomorrow i'm 100% free on 28th

Is it ok that i register just to reserve my name and give confirmation tommorow (possibly after deadline) if I'm going to play and not check in if it didn't work out?

Also why is it not mentioned what format is going to be played? Is it free armies? Random vs random or what?



Added for now, lmk if things work out!

Format is random vs random (w/o reverses) at the moment.

Posted by: MTKing Feb 27 2021, 00:21 AM

K cool

Will keep you updated

Posted by: Licifer13 Feb 27 2021, 11:29 AM

QUOTE(Marakar @ Feb 19 2021, 18:23 PM) *


Greetings Generals


Following the growth of the Contra Mod community & the wonderfully balanced fun gameplay it offers, the very first tournament has opened for signups.


Date, Time and Location


Desert Combat will be on Sunday, 28th Feb beginning at 16:00 GMT. We will meet in the Contra Tournaments network on Radmin immediately after you check-in.

One map will be played per round.
  1. Tournament Desert / Map for Round 1
  2. Lagoon Day / Map for Round 2
  3. Barren Badlands / Map for Round 3
  4. Gorge Drought / Map for Finale


**** https://www.gamereplays.org/cnczerohour/portals.php?show=page&name=gentool_upload_mode_disabled ****


Desert Combat will be a SINGLE ELIMINATION. All rounds will be BO3 up to the Semi-Finals which are a Bo5. There is no 3rd place match.

Format: Random vs Random (Without Reverse Armies)

Games will be played on the https://www.moddb.com/mods/contra/downloads/contra-009-final-all-patches. (link leads to all you need if you haven't got your game up to date)

Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 16 (Subject to change if substantial amount of signups)

Registration


All you need to do to register for this tournament is to post your in-game name & Discord name in the registration topic linked below. Only register if you're going to be able to show up on the day of. Registration officially closes on Saturday, 27th Feb at 20:00 GMT.

Check-in


The check-in period will be between 15:00 and 16:00 GMT, at which point the brackets will be drafted and made official. There will be an official check-in thread that will open at 15:00. To check-in: simply post in the check-in thread and include your in-game name if it's different than your forum name. If you check in and you don't participate, you may be banned from any tournaments for 30 days. If you can't play, don't check-in. Only players that are registered will be allowed to check-in. Only checked in players will be in the bracket. If you have a situation that would cause you to not be able to check-in, but you can still participate then message Leikeze.

You will have 15 minutes to begin your games after the brackets are posted. Brackets will likely be posted by 16:05, but this depends on how late players check-in. You must start your games by 16:15 or you will be disqualified.
If you're early then you're on time. If you're on time then you're late. And if you're late you're disqualified!

There is simply no fun in sitting around waiting on people, so the 15 minutes is the maximum grace period allowed in between all rounds. Failure to appear at any stage of the event will result in a forfeit. Extreme circumstances can be discussed with event staff.

If you need to take a break in between games, inform your opponent and the Referee. At most, five minute breaks will be allowed and only if needed. Maximum one break per round. If a player is found to be abusing this freedom or failing to inform the necessary parties or not returning on time, you will be disqualified at Referee discretion.

Streaming


All matches will be streamed. So do not start playing until you and your opponent have arranged with a streamer.

In case the streamer causes bad lag, you may choose to play without one, however, you must then send the replay after each match to a streamer so that they can stream the matches.

  1. Marakar
  2. Leikeze
  3. Farfain
  4. ThePredatorBG
  5. -DoMiNaToR-
  6. dce
  7. EROS
  8. Dromed
  9. Mustafaq
  10. MTKing

Im Lucifer13

Posted by: Core Daff Feb 27 2021, 12:55 PM

Core Daff

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 27 2021, 13:26 PM

"Bringing in the big guns!"

Posted by: EROS Feb 27 2021, 14:39 PM

just try make comment

Posted by: Marakar Feb 27 2021, 14:56 PM

Added Lucifer and Core Daff, welcome!

Posted by: Marakar Feb 27 2021, 15:14 PM

5 Hours left for sign ups!

Posted by: MTKing Feb 27 2021, 20:53 PM

I can confirm now that i will play tomorrow

See you then biggrin.gif

Posted by: Marakar Feb 27 2021, 22:28 PM

Thank you everyone for signing up!

The Check-In Thread will be up tomorrow at 15:00 GMT (to which all you need to do is reply to the thread as well as join the Tournament Radmin Server that will be posted in the check-in thread).


Remember that check-in starts from 15:00-16:00GMT, and from 16:00 GMT onwards will be when tournament games will be commencing.

The bracket will also be up very soon. Best of luck all.

Posted by: Marakar Feb 28 2021, 08:24 AM

Thread will be up at 1500 GMT, but here is the bracket for now!

https://challonge.com/desert_combat

Posted by: Jundiyy Feb 28 2021, 10:37 AM



Hope this helps.

Posted by: ThePredatorBG Feb 28 2021, 18:23 PM

My games against Core Daff.


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