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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

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  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
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  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
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    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.

  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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Grindhouse Mapping Contest Winners

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  • Grindhouse Mapping Contest Winners

    With another 50 entries in Wave 2 of the Killing Floor “Grindhouse” Mapping Contest, the quality has truly astounded us this time. The judging came down to the wire, with the top two maps being separated by the smallest possible amount. After many re-counts, KF-Icebreaker, created by Damien Laurent and Yoann Guilloud takes the grand prize of $10,000, just edging out KF-Departed, created by Jeroen van Wamelen and Jessy De Lannoit. Both are superb maps and the judges have enjoyed playing them!

    Our congratulations go out to all the entrants in the contest. Once again, the Killing Floor community has put in a huge effort, creating over 100 maps during the course of the competition. The top 3 maps from Wave 2, along with their prizes, are:
    • First Place – KF-Icebreaker by Damien Laurent and Yoann Guilloud wins the $10,000 grand prize. One of the most ambitious, creative, and visually stunning Killing Floor maps entered in the contest, Icebreaker is set on a large icebreaking ship that is pitching and rolling in the middle of a fierce storm.
    • Second Place – KF-Departed by Jeroen van Wamelen and Jessy De Lannoit, wins an Nvidia 3D Vision bundle (22" 120Hz Samsung LCD + 3D Vision glasses), plus a G19 keyboard, a G13 advanced gameboard and an MX518 optical gaming mouse, all from Logitech. Departed is a visually impressive level set in an industrial city area outside of London. Featuring hectic gameplay this map plays as good as it looks.
    • Third Place – KF-Crash by Michael Hewish and Corey Sine wins a G19 keyboard, a G13 advanced gameboard and an MX518 optical gaming mouse, all from Logitech. Crash is an impressive remake of a classic custom map for the original Killing Floor mod. The map is set in an urban storage facility where your team’s helicopter has crashed.
    Here is the full list of runners-up, along with their prizes:
    • KF-Suburbia by Paul Peccia and Carson Smith – Logitech G15 keyboard
    • KF-RaccoonInternationalAirportSP by James Lovegrove and Allan Scott – Logitech G15 keyboard
    • KF-Chthon by Florian Liederbach – Logitech G13 keyboard
    • KF-TheDarkestRoads by Justyn Toohill – Logitech MX518 optical gaming mouse
    The maps can all be downloaded from ModDB’s Grindhouse webpages here: Finally we’d like to thank contest sponsors Nvidia and Logitech for putting up some great prizes for the entrants.

    Screenshots are on the front page!

  • #2
    congratulations to the winners!
    [URL=""]Modular Buildings Pack [RO2][/URL]


    • #3
      Congratulations guys! Some REAL quality maps on there

      Steam ID- ajsebastian


      • #4
        Wow nice! Congratulations to the winners!
        [URL=""]Wolf Pack Clan[/URL] [URL=""]Greater Good Games[/URL]


        • #5
          Holy sh!t. Third place. I'm speechless. I wonder if Kyben knows yet...
          The amount of hours I poured into that I had already come to peace with losing...but now, it turned out to be worth it. Thanks for not letting me waste a month of my life Tripwire. You made my day.


          • #6

            Congrats to the winners. I will just yell up hello from the pit below with the other mappers.


            • #7
              Well done all. Really great bunch of maps there.



              • #8
                Congratulations to the winners and thanks for the maps!


                • #9
                  I have yet to play icebreaker. I really need to. All of these maps deserve the commemoration. Out of the ones i've played, they are truly works of art.


                  • #10
                    Congrats to all, dont think there are any real surprises in the results. Some of the above maps are truly epic and deserve thier places. And yup filthy is a truly happy chappie stumbling over the finishing line again like a fat man on a long jog .

                    Last edited by JustFilth; 12-11-2009, 05:38 AM.


                    • #11
                      Congratulations to the winners!
                      The contest truly was an enrichment for the community. May the good maps continue to flow in

                      The Colonel
                      [URL=""][COLOR=orange]Carnival Of Death[/COLOR][/URL] [COLOR=dimgray]..............[/COLOR] [URL=""][COLOR=mediumturquoise]Chthon[/COLOR][/URL]


                      • #12
                        Congratulations on everyone who entered and to Damian for finishing 1st place ^^

                        - The Wanderer


                        • #13
                          This is excellent news and alot of fun I hope TW decide to do another one soon so DamDam can show us all up again lolol.

                          Well Done everyone

                          If that means Icebreaker is going to be official did you manage to sort out the camera shake online?
                          Bombarding you.... One shell at a time.



                          • #14
                            Great work everyone! But I knew IceBreakers was going to win.(so did everyone else)

                            I had a question though, once the maps make it into the game as "official" maps; who does bug fixing? The original authors? Or Tripwire? Combination?

                            BTW, love candlesmoke too.


                            • #15
                              there is some very nice looking maps and a lot of talent aswell!

                              really cool stuff! congrats Damien...again you have a talent for sure