In my Free Time I am slowly working On Adding Improvements to the FAF Website and all Changes I have made are on the FAF Git Page.
Any Update / Changes I make will be list here as well as a Link to the GitHub Pull Request I have made.
I will Put in Square Brackets if the Change is Merged in the current version of the website or is a Pending Pull Request.
Trello Board to Manage New Feature/Update i would like to add to the Current FAF Website
Update News Link on website to NewsHub #258 [Merged]
Change the Href Link to link to /newshub instead of /news as people are missing out on what is going on in the community as the old news page had no postings since Aug 2020
Add Twitch Link to Top Navigation Bar #259 [Merged]
Added Twitch Icon to link to the Supcom FA Category of Twitch
Update to Contribution Page #260 [Merged]
Update Streamer & Caster List & Add link to FAF Creative Discord
Add Link to FAF IssuseHunt & Discord Links on Contribute Page #261 [Merged]
Added Link to FAF IssuseHunt page : https://issuehunt.io/r/FAForever
Added Links to FAF Related Discords :
The Promotions team lately has been hard at work with an Internal Restructure.
The Newshub is now back to a weekly news section. Google Form & Google Sheet for Organists the weekly news & for News Requests!
The FAF Patreon will be getting an Overhall in the new few weeks with a new Tier System for you to be able to pick how you want faf to allocate your donations.
FAF Youtube has been cleaned up and has had a few updated with the logo and banner images. As well as the FAF Casts Playlist adding as many faf casts to the list from all contributors.
For FAFLive we Just recently got a hold of the Overlays for the faf Live account and will be looking into how to make them a bit more user friendly and for the Promo Team to updated any banners/images on the overlay for X tournament that is using the FAFLive account.
The FAF Facebook Will receive an overall and update once a few of the bigger projects have been complete first as it is not a big priory at the moment but it will not just be a gyle highlight channel !
The FAF Twitter Currently nobody seems to have access to any of the twitter's that have been created over the years, So I will be Requesting a new one to be set up using the FAF Admin email so that we have a Twitter account as another form of communication outside of the client & discord.
The FAF Wiki The Current wiki is so old and outdated nobody has put the time in to fix it as it is just not easy to work with as it using an outdated version of MediaWiki from like 2016. Rowey and p4block have been working on setting up a new wiki with a lot more features built-in with more coming soon. This will allow us to have a wiki that has the most relevant and up to date information available to all the players.
We are looking for some help with some of the projects that were discussed in the section above.
Patreon - We are looking for someone to be able to create 3 Special Avatars in the FAF Chat when you support a Tier with this perk. This would be an Avatar for the Following: Patreon Free to use, Patreon Tournaments, Patreon Infrastructure. All avatar sizing is 40px X 20px
FAF Website - We are looking for a new Image/s to replace the current Supcom 2 Image that's on our website & any of the other images that you think should be updated as well.
New FAF Wiki - We are looking for people to go over the current wiki that is available and read an of the written guides/ posts/ tutorials and let us know if they are all still fine or could do with an update. if they need to be updated and you are willing to take the time to help re-write stuff Message me and we can work out how to get the correction information on the new wiki
Graphic Artists - We are also looking to add more people to be able to create posters for events/Article images for the new hub page & for posts on any of the other platforms we have control over.
Rowey Promotions Team
New Map Veto System for Tournaments
After Recent Discussions On Zulip I'm now going to Bring this to the attention of the community. Back in October I contacted a Site Called MapBan https://www.mapban.gg/en .
This site Specialised in a Map Veto System. After seeing the way the veto system was being done in the Legends of the Stars Tourney i thought this would be the next logical step in make the FAF tournaments New and Refreshing as well as bringing it more upto day with how Most Current games do this. If you have just looked at the site you can see there is another RTS on this site “Starcraft 2” which was a recent addition to the site so there's no reason why we could not do this.
The Developer of MapBan got back to me and said he could add Supreme Commander Forged Alliance to the Site and there was No Map Limit which is a big thing for us as there is possibly closest to 3-400 maps that could be needed for this to work to its full potential for us.
The Site offers us some nice benefits. I will be using Rainbow 6 Siege(R6S) as an Example for what is possible on the site.
With Mapban we can have Map Pools or Presets, As you can see above in the R6S part of the site there are 3 Presets and a Map Pool. The Presets allow us to have set maps for them so at a click of a button all the maps needed are selected. With the Custom pool you can just select the maps you want in your pool from the Bank of maps listed. New map-pools are able to be added within 24 hours.
Best Of X
Once the Map preset or Custom pool has been decided your are then asked on how many games are to be played. the system allows for Best of 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7.
Once the Best of X has been selected you get prompted with this screen. here you delegate the links to Team 1 and Team 2, As well as a Like For Viewers to see. Also if you click on the more links at the bottom of this image there is a Browser Source for OBS that can be used for Casters to have show on Stream while the players pick the maps.
When you are given the team link you will be presented with this page. here is where you can set your Team name or Player Name, As well as Uploading a Team Logo which needs to be 150x150px and as a png.
In the image below you can see the Maps that were Vetoed Out with a ‘X’ on the map name. and the maps that were picked by the players will show their MapBan Colored Logo or the Logo they Added when they set up their name in the previous step. so in this case Orange picked Theme park and Blue picked Tower.
Contact me Via the Forum Direct Messages, Aeolus or FAF Discord
MapVeto Sytem is now Live
After 2 Months we finally have the base layer for the 3rd party MapVeto System.
A few weeks ago, i put out a post with an overview on what this system is going to look like and a Basic understanding of the feature.
Current Map List
Request or Submit Maps
Here is a Google Form Link for your to request maps to be added and for map Maker's you will also use this link to Submit you map to be assessed to be added to the system. Any request / Submissions that are approved you will be contacted before had to make sure you are happy with it still to be added.
Form - https://forms.gle/wone7VhdxLbwCD7w5
The aim is to get more Pool on the System in 2021.
I would like to get some sort of the following pools
Using the FAFLive account for Tournament will be decided By FTX as he will have the Login Credentials for the account along with me.
Using the FAFLive Account you can see this Video to run through how to use it.
Video - Coming Soon
Using the System Without FAFLive Account
To use this new Tool, we have now you do not need to have access to the FAFLive Account to make the most of it, the account is there for Convenience due how the Plus account works.
To Start creating your pool you need to head on over to https://www.mapban.gg/en on the front page you should see FAF.
Now Click on the FAF Section and as of 22nd Dec 2020 all you should see is Custom Map Pool (More to be added in the new Year).
Clicking into the Custom Map pool you will now have access to all the 108 Map in the First Upload.
on this page you can use the Search bar to see if the maps you want are on the system and then click on them to select them. As you can see once selected, they show as a highlighted.
Once you have selected your maps Right at the bottom of the page is a 'Submit' Button you want to click that.
once you clicked submit Base on the number of maps you have selected you will be give Best Of X
As you can see here out the selection of map, I picked I can only go up to a best of 5. Update: FAF will be geting Both Best of 7 and Best of 9 Options.
Once you have picked the Best of that you wanted for you Map Vetoing you will now get prompted with the Mapban Lobby, there is a lot to go on here.
The Top button that says ' Ban Order & More Options'
This is what you will see when you click into it. This will allow you to set how you want the maps to be picked or Banned and click submit once you set it to how you want it.
The Next 2 parts are the Links you want to give to the 2 Player or teams that are competing.
This will take them to a Generated page.
Opening up the Team 1 link you will get hit with this page.
Here is where you need to Put in your Team name or FAF Name & if you want you can put in a Team Logo. Now one you filled out the field's click start Banning.
When you click Start Banning you will now get this screen,
this page will list all the maps you selected at the top of the page it will say what you need to do so to Pick & Ban you just need to click and hold on the map and it will add a 'X' if it is banned.
and when you select a map is will show your Mapban colour blue for team 1 and Orange for team 2 in the corner of the map.
Another Link is the Viewer Link.
this can be given out to people on a live stream so they could watch the banning processes and see what was being banned or picked.
If you are Streaming the Tournament with Live Map Vetoing ( this will be different for FAFLive Account ACCSES) you want to click on the More Links.
this will open 2 more links. you can ignore the logs one but the last one 'Link for BrowserSource.
this link you want to create a Browser Source on OBS and Paste That link into the URL and it should allow you to see onscreen the map vetoing live on stream.
If you will be using the FAFLive Account for MapBan there will be a Video to Cover how to use it as it has a different way to do thing with it being more used for Streams.
FAFLive Accout Stream Overlays
here are some Screenshort on the additional Ui elimets you can have for streams
Note: the background is not aprt of the overlay jsut thier so you can see them
For the Main Overlay thier a few extra toggle that can be enabled
Break will show current score on the games that have played
**Main With Show Played Maps **
Main with Show ActiveMap
Show Match Could Use MapBan as a way or more Audiance Interaction from what the players are Deciding
@Uveso you mention that their is 350 issuse on the FA Repo but alot still date back to 2014 and probs alot of the issuse could be closed of.
What is MapBan
Back at the end of last year i finalised the Setup of MapBan a 3rd party Site to give the ablity to tournament directoed to create easy to used maps pools and have have a proper MapVeto System, Along with the OBS Scean Weblinks to provide a better viewiong expeiance. you can read more about the system here https://forum.faforever.com/topic/706/new-map-veto-system-for-tournaments?_=1616333858444
Reason for the Request
This reason for this art request is that the FAF Map-Gen is becoming more and more used in tournaments now and at at the point of the final set up for MapBan Map-Gen was not been used in a Tournament setting, But things change. To help fix this isses i want to add 6 Placeholder "Maps" for Map-Gen .
Art Request Info
The images them self do not have to have a image of a map in them due to the maps are Randomly Generated. As long as the images repersent the Map-Gen this is fine.
Please can you post you submissions below Or Send them to me Via Zip File on Discord
Image Size: 990 x 556
File Format : jpg
Number of Images : 6
After Speaking with Swkoll for we came up with the follwing that we would need
5km - Tournament
5km - Unexplored
10km - Tournament
10km - Unexplored
20km - Tournament
20km - Unexplored
To have an idea how the "Maps" will show please look a the link under What is MapBan and you will see how they lay out map Images
Im Working with Willows Duality to have an Updated Beginners Guid to how to FAF this will be a Vidoe Covering all the basic stuff for playing the game. this is not quite ready yet but have been told he has a personal goal to have it done by febuarary. But playing campagn is the best place to start
This post is to put all the submissions in one place so that they can be found easily.
InitialDesu : https://youtu.be/0mefAO2PC4s
NmnEPnyM : https://youtu.be/71QOC2c9amk
Javi : https://youtu.be/1HEdFMceFo0
jadenw & Neytron : https://youtu.be/mxaZ3-a0i_g
Derp : https://youtu.be/5Mdn-7towfg
Grievous_Nix : https://youtu.be/pSbpnIbz_cw
As Jip said we are working on a new wiki behind the scenes at the moment.
If you are interested in helping out on the new wiki drop us a msg on discord on what you want to help out with and can see what we can do.
The new wiki is currently not live as we are updating creating new pages.
can you please copy the link here
Fix : Don't get Windows 11
@kalethequick drop me a pm on discord and we can work some things out
The New Wiki is Moving along Slow and Steady but I'm in need of a few people who know more about certain parts in faf here is a list of Write up I need for the new Wiki
If there is any other information that you think should be on the new wiki please message me via the wiki or Pm on discord
Update: this is how the new wiki is looking
@Jip I've got you cover on this now as seeing a lot of people ask this question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZNsHeCKmk
Im sure this is something that should be discussed alongside the promotions team on what to promote on the FAF -Live channel. this way the Promo team can collect the correct information and materials to use for the promotion for X
in my Opinion, FAF Live should be in closed ties with Player Councillor and Promo Team
it's not hard to do. all the experimental just have an Experimental_generic Icon along as you specify the icon to use you can have whatever you want
https://imgur.com/m008i0y make sure it looks like this you can reset it after the steam link!
that should not be an issue as I know people who are still on v 1.5 of the far client and don't update unless they are forced to.