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Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?


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Ryan2
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Old 06-10-2021 , 13:22   Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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I noticed on a lot of websites they rename the map name to something with the website included for example aim_map will be changed to aim_map_sitename but I see no differences in the maps.

Any ideas on why this is done and what is the point of it?
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Old 06-11-2021 , 08:49   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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kinda like advertisement
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Old 06-13-2021 , 08:43   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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Or they edited something in the map which you does see. I remember when i fixed some bug one map and because for that i needed to rename because csgo does overwrite files.
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Old 06-13-2021 , 12:01   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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Or they edited something in the map which you does see. I remember when i fixed some bug one map and because for that i needed to rename because csgo does overwrite files.
Ahh this makes sense. I'm not seeing a reason other than having to edit something that maybe isn't seen or hard to recognize while in game.
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Old 06-14-2021 , 10:20   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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Still if they edit all map name seems they just rename for advertisment.
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Old 06-14-2021 , 13:52   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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Still if they edit all map name seems they just rename for advertisment.
Well I am wary this is the case because some sites will use abbreviation for example if the site is for example "SiteName" the map will be called aim_map_sn (sn being the abbreviation for SiteName)
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Old 06-23-2021 , 13:15   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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Or they edited something in the map which you does see. I remember when i fixed some bug one map and because for that i needed to rename because csgo does overwrite files.
- CSGO update, rewrite game base maps only.
- Using workshop maps (subscribed) also get automatically updated.
- Normal fastdownload not overwrite player maps, this is why re-compiled maps should rename with different name or server map differs from player map, player get kicked while joining.
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Old 06-25-2021 , 11:46   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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- CSGO update, rewrite game base maps only.
- Using workshop maps (subscribed) also get automatically updated.
- Normal fastdownload not overwrite player maps, this is why re-compiled maps should rename with different name or server map differs from player map, player get kicked while joining.
Ah ok, that makes perfect sense. Thank you.
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Old 07-06-2021 , 17:21   Re: Whats the point of renaming a map for fastdl?
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kinda like advertisement
This.
I remember in CSS, with the map hoejhus (skyscraper),
literally every community would have 20 homemade versions of the map, all of them with their clan tag in the title.
It was almost always the same map by 95%, but then maybe they'd added a door, or some other minor difference.
Also all of them had the clan's community logo modded in, so with the file altered it'd need a new name.

Only other case I can remember is for distribution in linux,
as linux is case-sensitive and windows explorer isn't,
you'll have some playing De_dust2, and others de_dust2, some playing de_Dust2, etc etc..
A windows gamer will just attempt to load the same file for everything, but a linux gamer will download a new file every time the name's slightly different.
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