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  1. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Exclamation The Rules - You Must Read These : UPDATED 2013-08-18



    TDUCk – Rules of the Board

    Introduction

    Hi and welcome to turboduck, sometimes referred to as TDUCk.

    Please remember this place is all about having fun and enjoying yourself but don’t forget this board is for all ages and will be visited by people from all over the world. So please use common sense in your posts and if you could refrain from using leetspk, txtspk, gangsta etc as those who use online translators or are learning English will find it difficult to understand what you are saying.

    We have built up a great community here since February 2007 and wish to keep that going where discussion is encouraged and there is plenty of activity and things to do as well as view. All we ask is that you obey these rules and in doing so you will help us keep TDUCk one of the friendliest and liveliest communities around.

    Thanks

    1. The Rules

    First and foremost, you should treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. If you’re thinking of posting something which could be deemed; offensive, argumentative, slanderous, libellous or anything that could be demeaning to an individual, organisation or ethnicity, then think how you would react if it was you reading that post from someone else. Basically if you need to censor anything you type then it’s not permitted and if the tone is sounding hostile then is it really worth posting? Probably not!

    Section 1.1 – Posting New Replies and Threads and Searching
    Section 1.2 – Image and Video Posting Guidelines
    Section 1.3 – Inappropriate content
    Section 1.4 – Avatars and Signatures
    Section 1.5 – Problems or Grievances with other Members

    2 – Mod Shop Guidelines

    Along with all of the rules from Section 1 above you will need to follow the below rules when posting within the TDU Mod Shop. Failure to do so may result in removal of posts and posting permissions within the mod shop.

    Section 2.1 – Making a Request
    Section 2.2 – Posting a Vehicle Mod
    Section 2.3 – Using The Mod Template

    Stick to these Rules and you will have nothing to worry about!

    If you ever see a member breaking any of these rules, then please report it to us either via PM (private message) or by using the report button() that can be found to the bottom left hand side of every post and PM.

    Have fun and we hope you enjoy it here.

    Thanks
    TDUCk Staff


    *Please note these rules are subject to change at any time. If they should be amended or added to then you will be notified of this change and the date of the change will be shown. It is your responsibility to read the changes and conduct any necessary changes as requested or required.
    Last edited by Camel; 01/11/12 at 19:17 PM.


  2. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    1.1 Posting Replies and New Threads (Use Search First!!)

    a. Posting And You

    It is imperative and a must that you watch the following video: Posting and You - click here

    b. Use The Search Function

    Before posting a new thread, use the search function as a similar thread that may be of use might of already been posted.

    To use the search function type in what you wish to search in the white bar underneath the banner towards the top right hand side of each page. There is also an Advanced search option just below the main search bar if you wish to search using more parameters.

  3. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    1.2 Image And Video Posting Guidelines

    a. No large images in posts

    If you are wanting to post an inline image – ie; you wish to post an image directly into your post – then please make sure that it is no larger than 5MB in filesize. If you want to upload something larger than this then use the forums' own Attachments option which you can reach when posting a reply or a new thread. You can access this via the ”Manage Attachments” option below the posting area. Click the button and a popup window will appear and then just browse to the files you want to upload (3 at a time max) and when you are done press ”Close”. You will now see the attachments listed with your post and all that needs to be done now is to submit your post or new thread and the attachments will be displayed in your post and when clicked will show at fullsize as depicted by the forums' limits. (1920 x 1080 maximum)

    For help on reducing your images to or below the maximum filesize, use this tutorial.

    NOTE: Attachments can be used as long as they are within the guidelines of the Attachment rules. If the image you are attaching is bigger then the forum will automatically try and resize it anyway but there is a timelimit and size limit it will allow so check the dimensions and filesizes first before attaching.

    No Large GIFS; Film and TV clip gifs are huge, sometimes even bigger than making it a movie clip itself, link to these via a textlink or thumbnail. Do not inline post them!
    Large GIFS; Film, TV and Meme clip gifs are typically huge, and even though we allow them it should be noted that posting excessive sized images will be removed. Keep them under 10Mb to avoid this. - UPDATED: 2013-03-11

    * Images that do not follow this will either be edited to a text link or will be removed entirely.

    b. Posting Videos

    Please embed only 3 videos per post, any more then provide a link to the videos via a textlink or image/thumbnail

    You can find a tutorial on posting videos in your posts here.

    c. Quoting Images and Videos

    We do not allow the quoting of images and videos here. This is to help reduce the load on the server. Each quote has a direct link (little arrow next to the member being quoted) to the original post you are quoting anyway so there's no need to do so.

    So please remove the [IMG][/IMG] tags for images and remove the [VIDEO][I]code[/I][/VIDEO] tags from videos.

    d. Recommended Sites For Image Hosting

    http://www.imgur.com
    http://www.imageshack.us
    http://tinypic.com
    http://photobucket.com
    http://www.picoodle.com
    http://www.imgplace.com
    http://picasaweb.google.com/

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    Update 2011-11-23:
    The filesize limit has now been changed to 500kB (0.5 MB).

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    Update 2012-06-01:
    The filesize limit has now been changed to 800kB (0.8 MB).

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    Update 2013-03-11:
    The filesize limit has now been changed to 5MB for static images and 10MB for animated images.
    Last edited by Ryzza5; 18/12/13 at 22:12 PM. Reason: Change [TUBE] to [VIDEO]

  4. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    1.3 Inappropriate content

    a. No profanity, swearing or obscenities

    It is irrelevant in what form they come in, be it text, image or video form, swearing is still prohibited in all areas of this forum. This also includes trying to bypass the swear filter with the use of asterisks, characters and numbers to represent letters.

    Please note that in “The Bin” and “General Chat” sections there may be some content that is not suitable for younger members and will be “Not Safe for Work or School”(NSFWoS). These are usually funny images or youtube videos and if you are posting these then please make sure you put NSFWoS along with some warning in bold red text in the first post itself to alert people to this.

    We do have a limit to what is allowed though, so don’t push it!

    b. No w*arez and/or illegal discussions

    No discussions regarding; torrents, p2p, filesharing, downloads, newsgroups, illegal ftp, files etc or links to sites, programs or information on how to achieve this. This includes encouraging others to break this rule.

    Discussion of TDU2 modding/hacking/hex editing will also not be allowed on TDU Central and if you post such things your posts will be removed and appropriate action taken against you. This includes providing information and links on how to mod/hack/hex edit TDU2.

    c. No pornography or soft porn images

    There are youngsters here, remember that! If you are still unsure then your best bet is to not post it in the first place.

    d. No abusing of or insulting other members or groups who you may have a grievance with.

    This type of conduct is not tolerated, so keep it off the board. Plus it could result in much harsher real action being taken if it’s serious enough.

    e. No advertising of offsite websites, products, media and services unless authorized via permission by us first!

    You are free to put your site link in your signature as long as it relates to the topics of this forum. Examples are TDU, racing, driving, cars, gaming and such. If you post your link please make sure it is using a font size no bigger than 2 and also that it contains no distracting colours/colors and such otherwise it may be removed. Failure to comply to this will result in your signature being edited or completely removed and may even result in your inability to have a signature at all!

    If you wish to have a link to a website that doesn't relate to the topic of this forum then please ask for a member of staffs permission first via PM.

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    1.4 Avatars and Signatures

    a. Avatars

    Avatars shall be no more than 120 x 120 in width x height and no larger than 50KB in filesize for Regular members.

    *Donators, Speshul Members and staff are allowed larger avatars.

    b. Signatures

    Only one main signature image is allowed per user. This is in regards to the large image you display under your posts to keep them from falling . Should we find that anyone has more than one signature image, we will contact you via the private messaging system (PM) and then send round the Squirrel Mafia to gnaw your nuts so please remember one image and one image only!!

    Signatures should also be no more than 500 x 130 in width x height and no larger than 250KB in filesize, animated signatures are also prohibited as they can be distracting when trying to read posts. If you are posting text in your signature, note that there is a limit to the amount of characters that can be included. Note that this includes the code to show the image too.

    Remember that your Avatar and Signature must abide to the rules set out in Section 1.1 otherwise these privileges may be revoked. Should your avatar and/or signature not adhere to the above then it will be removed and a notice will be put in its place. If you try to re-add your original signature or add another that again is over the rules above then your ability to have an avatar/signature will be removed entirely

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    Update 2013-05-12:
    The filesize limit has now been changed to 250KB for signature images.

  6. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    1.5 Problems or Grievances with other Members

    Should you have an issue with a member on the board, be it a post, a private message (PM) you have received or anything else that was received through the TDUCk forum system. Then please don’t make it worse by bringing it out in public and risk starting trouble on the board by posting something inappropriate or defamatory that may land you in trouble also. Contact a staff member via the PM (private message) system or use the report button that is on every post and PM and we will deal with it without it hopefully becoming a major issue.

    Should you have an issue with a member or player off the board then please keep it off the board. This includes any Xbox LIVE, System Link, tournament etc. Bringing these issues and situations out in public on TDUCk just causes trouble and upset to other members and again does nothing for the community spirit we have here.
    Last edited by Camel; 01/11/12 at 19:19 PM.

  7. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    2.1 Making A Request

    So you want to make a Request for a Vehicle mod, well this is how you go about it;

    !!!BEFORE POSTING DO A SEARCH AND MAKE SURE THE REQUEST HAS NOT ALREADY BEEN ASKED FOR!!!

    1) First of all make sure to post clearly in the title what you want, no "I want this" or "This would be soo cool" as this helps noone who is searching and makes it annoying to skim when checking New or Todays Posts. So say you want someone to make a BMW E30 M3 well your thread title would simply be "BMW E30 M3". Simple enough don't you think?

    2) In the post itself if the vehicle is not that well known or if it's a tuner model like a Hamann or Novitec it would be good to post an image of the vehicle itself so that anyone who may be able to do the modelling has a good idea of what is to be expected rather than having to go look all the materials themself. Front, Side, Rear and Interior image would be best.

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    2.2 Posting A Vehicle Mod

    a. Credit The Source

    Any models posted with download links must have the appropriate credits given for the model and must use the Mod Template. Any credits must be clearly stated. If the credits to the model are incorrect or missing the download link shall be removed and the thread will be locked until you provide us with the credits.

    If it comes to our attention that a modder has used a model, or part of a model which they do not have permission to use, we will lock the thread and remove all download links. You will then have 7 days to provide us with proof that you have permission to use the model, or part of the model in question.

    b. Creator or Convertor

    You must state whether you created the model or whether you converted the model for use in TDU. This includes where you converted it from and all additional parts used on the model.

    c. Creating The Thread Title

    For mod creators in the thread title put your name, there is 2 reasons for this; 1) If you are well known and someone performs a search for your name then the threads will show up very easily and 2) Those who don't search can also see clearly the creators name of which they will probably know already. Also there is now a Prefix system in place so that visitors can see the status of your mod straight away and we ask that you use this as it should avoid the usual questions such as "Where can I download this?" especially if it's a current WIP (Work in Progress) or you are wanting to gauage reaction. Want to test your mod before releasing it, edit or update your thread to set the Prefix to ßeta and those who wish to test it out and give you proper feedback will do so. Then once all is set and done and bugs have been worked out mark it as a Release.

    Example image of the Prefixes in operation shown in image below.


    d. Locking Your Files

    You may lock your files if you are the creator of that model as that is your own work and obviously it is completely upto yourself whether you wish for people to be able to view and edit your work as they see fit.

    If you are converting a model however then you can also lock your files providing you have done significant (some people check so don't lie!) work of your own on the model itself. This means you haven't just imported the model and then immediately exported it into TDU and claim it as your own, this is not your work then. However if you edit the model to make it as high-quality as possible for when it's ingame then you have in a small way made that model somewhat yours and may wish to stop others stealing or taking credit for your edits so in this instance locking the files is fine.

    NOTE: Proper credits must be provided so that users can source the original model for themselves. Please mention the title or link the website where you acquired the model itself.

    (We are aware that models made before these rules that are locked cannot be unlocked)

  9. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    2.3 Using The Mod Template

    So here we go, how are we to do this I hear you shout, well let's go!

    Step #1: Are you the creator or the converter of the Mod?

    Basically are you creating this mod yourself or are you using an existing model and materials and converting for use in TDU?

    If you are the creator you will be using the [modcreate]Modder' Name[/modcreate] tags and if you are converting you will be using the [modconvert]Modder' Name[/modconvert] tags.

    So once you know what tags you're using enter them like shown below and then enter your name or the modders name between the tags. (note if your name is less than 5 characters add some '.' to make up the space, you can edit it shortly anyway)

    See image below for example


    Step #2: Preview the reply to see the code take effect

    See the image below for example


    When the page has loaded you will see a textarea with some code in it pertaining to what tag you chose. The images below show the 2 examples whether you were the creator or converter the steps are essentially the same just some of the template content is different.

    Creator


    Converter


    Step #3: Click the textarea and the template code will jump into the new reply box! (Note it will replace anything you have entered in their)

    If your browser is within the last decade you should be fine with this step but if for some reason the immediate copy doesn't happen you can always do a ye olde Copy and Paste by selecting all the text in the textarea and then right-clicking > Copy then simply right-clicking > Paste in the new reply/post input area.

    See the images below for example

    The below 2 images show the auto-highlight of the text and the 3rd shows the auto-copy to the new reply/post input.




    Clicking the textareas above will auto-copy the text into this field ready for you to edit to your Mods own details (you might need to click the aA icon far right to get the code to show in the input)



    If for some reason the above didn't work or you have Javascript disabled then a simple Copy and Paste awaits you



    Step #4: If you're comfortable editing bbcode stick to the default view though to be honest you'd probably prefer to click the aA symbol shown below

    Most recent browsers have this function available but there may the odd couple that don't support this functionality for some reason. Google Chrome is one example that doesn't seem to support the easy editor option shown below.

    See the images below for example


    You must leave the default terms as is, however the optional choices are completely upto you and show what you are allowing without having to answer all the time in your thread


    Step #5: Preview your details a few times till your happy with what you see, check the image links etc are good and also Copy all the text just in case something happens with the submit. You don't want to have to do it all again when a simple Copy will save you much headbashing off the desk.

    Preview until you're happy...


    and then submit for the TDU community to enjoy!


    Step #6: Job done!



    Copy & Paste Code for Convert
    Code:
    [COLOR=Yellow][SIZE=3][B]Vehicle Model Name  [Latest Version No.][/B][/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [B]Vehicle replaced: X[/B]
    [B][COLOR=Lime]Converted by: Modder Name (Homepage optional)
    [/COLOR][COLOR=Gray]Credits: 3D Model, Wheels & Interior - NFS Undercover[/COLOR][/B][B][COLOR=Lime]
    
    [/COLOR][/B][I]Please post at least 1 image of your mod[/I]
    [Image(s)]
    
    [CENTER][B][COLOR=Red]!!Please make sure to backup your original files before installing this mod and read the included README file if there is one!![/COLOR][/B]
    
    [B][SIZE=3][Download Link][/SIZE]  
    (any special instructions to download)[/B]
    
    [URL="http://forum.tdu-central.com/showthread.php?t=3739"][B][SIZE=3]Requires Djey's Magicmap[/SIZE][/B][/URL][/CENTER]
    
    [LEFT][B][SIZE=1]Mod History
    [/SIZE][/B][SIZE=1]
    v0.8 - Fixed lights
    v0.2 - Beta released
    
    [/SIZE][SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]Terms of use:
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    - The models, skins and other files are for private use only
    - Commercial use of this modification is strictly prohibited
    - All Registered Trademarks and Copyrights are property of their respective owners
    
    Optional Terms of use (delete or leave what you wish)
    [/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- If you wish to edit this modification please contact me via e-mail: [/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1][COLOR=red][enter email in README][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- You are allowed to edit this modification and it's contents for your own private use [COLOR=red][If applicable][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- You are allowed to post this modification on your own site [COLOR=#ff0000][If applicable][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1]
    [/SIZE] [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- If posting a pic using materials from other properties please credit them accordingly ie; Rear Wing from NFS Most Wanted [COLOR=#ff0000][If applicable][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1]
    [/SIZE] [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- Before uploading work by another modder, permission must be granted by the original author[/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [/LEFT]
    Copy & Paste Code for Creations
    Code:
    [COLOR=Yellow][SIZE=3][B]Vehicle Model Name  [Latest Version No.][/B][/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [B]Vehicle replaced: X[/B]
    [B][COLOR=Lime]Creator: Modder Name (Homepage optional)
    
    [/COLOR][/B][I]Please post at least 1 image of your mod[/I]
    [Image(s)]
    
    [CENTER][B][COLOR=Red]!!Please make sure to backup your original files before installing this mod and read the included README file if there is one!![/COLOR][/B]
    
    [B][SIZE=3][Download Link][/SIZE]  
    (any special instructions to download)[/B]
    
    [URL="http://forum.tdu-central.com/showthread.php?t=3739"][B][SIZE=3]Requires Djey's Magicmap[/SIZE][/B][/URL][/CENTER]
    
    [LEFT][B][SIZE=1]Mod History
    [/SIZE][/B][SIZE=1]
    v0.8 - Fixed lights
    v0.2 - Beta released
    
    [/SIZE][SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]Terms of use:
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    - The models, skins and other files are for private use only
    - Commercial use of this modification is strictly prohibited
    - All Registered Trademarks and Copyrights are property of their respective owners
    
    Optional Terms (delete or leave what you wish)
    [/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- If you wish to edit this modification please contact me via e-mail: [/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1][COLOR=red][enter email in README][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- You are allowed to edit this modification and it's contents for your own private use [COLOR=red][If applicable][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- You are allowed to post this modification on your own site [COLOR=#ff0000][If applicable][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1]
    [/SIZE] [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- If posting a pic using materials from other properties please credit them accordingly ie; Rear Wing from NFS Most Wanted [COLOR=#ff0000][If applicable][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=1]
    [/SIZE] [SIZE=1][COLOR=silver]- Before uploading work by another modder, permission must be granted by the original author[/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [/LEFT]

  10. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    Cool

    The turboduck animals
    You may hear of these guys mentioned during your time here.

    * Squirrel Mafia - Bunch of Drunk, angry Squirrels who are constantly after peoples' nuts!

    * Clancy - One legged three-eyebrowed Flamingo

    * Frank - Armadillo

    * Penelope - Albino Peacock

    * Cammy - Duck with a lisp

    * Vince - Home goat, LOVES A WASH!

    * Ernie - Goat imitating skunk

    * Daizy - Evil Cow

    * Ramonde - Art Critic Giraffe

    * Graham - Goat that liked tweeting and used to have a goat dating site - dateagoat.co.uk

    * Paul - a family of flies that crawls about your screen in a 1 in 50 chance, each one typically only lives about 24 hours.
    I'm a bit mental.

  11. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    RULE CHANGES & UPDATES

    Update 2013-08-18: Added the joke animals of the community.
    Update 2013-05-12: The filesize limit has now been changed to 250KB for signature images.
    Update 2013-03-11: The filesize limit has now been changed to 5MB for static images and 10MB for animated images.

    PAST CHANGES

    Update 2012-06-01: The filesize limit has now been changed to 800kB (0.8 MB).
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    Update 2011-11-23:
    The filesize limit has now been changed to 500kB (0.5 MB).

    I'm a bit mental.


 

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