Beatmapping/Modding: Guide Compendium

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Ekaru
This is just a compilation of all the useful threads floating around on these forums so that mappers, particularly newer ones, don't have to go on a scavenger hunt; it's a mess right now, really, and it's easier to just go to one thread instead of searching multiple forums for the thread you're looking for. Enjoy ~

General

  1. The Quality Assurance Team: https://osu.ppy.sh/g/7
  2. The Beatmap Nomination Group: https://osu.ppy.sh/g/28
  3. The Official FAQ: https://osu.ppy.sh/wiki/Main_Page
  4. Official Ranking Criteria: https://osu.ppy.sh/wiki/Ranking_Criteria

Basic Guides

  1. Song Setup: How to fill out correctly: t/24765
  2. Difficulty Spread Naming: t/178700
  3. Metadata basics: t/373162
  1. Jenny's Beatmapping Theorisms: t/239778
  2. First Time Beatmapper Guide: t/122533
  3. Beatmap Preparation: t/331992
  1. Flow Analysis: t/86329
  2. Mapping Polarity: t/55282
  1. Avoiding "notelock" at high BPM: t/334458
  2. Solving the "This set is not owned by you" problem: t/332313

Life hacks to improve

  1. List of Mapping Techniques (good for ideas): 61
  2. Making Delicious Sliders: t/37194
  3. Making common sliders neat: t/208596
  4. How to make a perfect blanket slider: t/368245

Timing

  1. Music Theory: t/58959
  2. Advanced Timing: t/121202

Hitsounds

  1. Custom Hitsound Library: t/15407
  2. Hitsounding!: Examples of proper hitsounding: p/2183481
  3. Hitsounding!: Theory, correct usage: t/306177

Skinning

  1. Skinning Tutorial: t/51694
  2. Making Spinners that are centered properly: t/51502
  3. Making the background of things transparent: t/60478

Storyboarding Info

  1. Editing Storyboards by Scripting: t/1869
  2. Reducing SB Load: t/55177

File Editing

  1. How to create High Quality/Size Videos: t/96003
  2. How to cut MP3s - Lossless: t/84226
  3. How to determine audio quality: t/320007
  4. Convert .ogg to .wav format (important for Mania): t/223115

Modding

  1. General and in depth Modding Procedure: t/133062
  2. Courteous Modding: t/151677
  3. Avoiding Disqualifications: t/288639

Miscellaneous

  1. Changing Title Text: t/14513
  2. Starting a Beatmap Project: t/12193
  3. AI BAT (It's your savior): t/55305
  4. Fitting the Size-limit: t/60002

~Voila! (Mods, you can edit this how you like. Let's make this as good as possible!)
Shiirn
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James2250
Seems like this could be a very useful guide around the forums for new mappers/modders who are looking for information.

I might try and find some more threads to add to it later as well as seeing if I can do anything for the overall organiztion of it.
Anyway I was going to sticky this but Derek recommended making it an announcement instead so here you go~
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Topic Starter
Ekaru

James2250 wrote:

Seems like this could be a very useful guide around the forums for new mappers/modders who are looking for information.

I might try and find some more threads to add to it later. Anyway I was going to sticky this but Derek recommended making it an announcement instead so here you go~
Thanks a lot! I was like, "We need one of these" and ziin was like, "yeah" and I was like, "Oh, nobody else is making one 'cuz they're lazy, let's make one!" and now we have one so I'm happy. ^_^ And as an announcement, even? That's even better!
akrolsmir
Cool, somebody made this. Though it is a little haphazard. Maybe organize by sections, such as "Mapping/Modding", "Skinning/SB", "Everything Else".

Also, I think this even lets you unsticky some of the threads posted here. Maybe.

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James2250
As akrolsmir mentioned I would try and organize it something more like this and then continue to add onto it as more threads come along (I know we are missing some already then I need to look around for)

Official FAQ and Ranking Guidelines

  1. The Official FAQ: http://osu.ppy.sh/p/faq
  2. Official Ranking Submission Criteria: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=439
  3. Rough Draft of New Ranking Rules: viewtopic.php?f=80&t=56753

General Mapping/Modding Info

  1. Extremely Shitty "How to mod?" Guide: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=16919
  2. Filling out the Song Set-up fields: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=24765
  3. Making non-crappy sliders: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=37194

Modding Aides

  1. AI BAT (It's your savior): viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55305

Skinning Info

  1. Skinning in General: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3296
  2. Making Spinners that Are Centered Properly: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=51502

Storyboarding Info

  1. Editing Storyboards by Scripting: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1869
  2. Reducing SB Load: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=55177

Common Mistakes

Miscellaneous

  1. Changing Title Text: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=14513

You don't have to organize it exactly like this, just showing a way it could be done~
Topic Starter
Ekaru
Done. Also did some editing myself to make it a tad more "professional". Thanks! ~ (and yes, more threads please)

Protip: To copy + paste somebody's formatting, don't just copy and paste their post. Press the magical "Quote" button first, and then copy and paste from that quote. This way, you actually get their formatting! ^_^
Sakura
Idk, but shouldnt this be better in the Pending Beatmaps forum? it's easier to see there imo, not many ppl come to General Questions and ends up kind of "hidden"
Breeze
Hana is right, put this in the modding queue or pending map thread would better.
Nice thread though, but I'm afraid few new mappers and modders would come here and read this.
kanpakyin

Sakura Hana wrote:

Idk, but shouldnt this be better in the Pending Beatmaps forum? it's easier to see there imo, not many ppl come to General Questions and ends up kind of "hidden"
Agreed!btw,good job!
Topic Starter
Ekaru

kanpakyin wrote:

Sakura Hana wrote:

Idk, but shouldnt this be better in the Pending Beatmaps forum? it's easier to see there imo, not many ppl come to General Questions and ends up kind of "hidden"
Agreed!btw,good job!
I also agree. It's not up to me though. We'll see what management decides. :P It's technically not "official", though, so there's a very good chance it's stuck here. We'll see.

BTW, guys, I just added some more threads. Some are announcements in their respective subforums, but it's nice to have all the important threads in one easily accessible spot instead of all over the place.
akrolsmir
Just a heads up, "How to Not Embarrass Yourself in the Modding Queues Subforum:" is missing a link. I do believe it's
http://osu.ppy.sh/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=21552

Also, perhaps add:

[b]Basic MP3 Modifications (Without Quality Loss):[/b] http://osu.ppy.sh/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=34303
Equivalent
[*]Extremely Questionable "How to mod?" Guide: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=16919
from my view, it quite untidy. Me who always lurking all over this subforum think maybe it need some new fresh inputs and more detailed explanation. I will add some points and can you updates some few more points later on?

And yeah, it better stay here than announcement. What the logic behind it to put this one at announcement?
Topic Starter
Ekaru

akrolsmir wrote:

Just a heads up, "How to Not Embarrass Yourself in the Modding Queues Subforum:" is missing a link. I do believe it's
http://osu.ppy.sh/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=21552

Also, perhaps add:

[b]Basic MP3 Modifications (Without Quality Loss):[/b] http://osu.ppy.sh/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=34303
Added, thank you! ^_^
Topic Starter
Ekaru
Alright, time to add 1.5 years worth of crap to this! \o/

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...After breakfast.
Gonzvlo
Updated, still got some links to fix.
Topic Starter
Ekaru
Thank you for covering for my laziness. :)
Redkittycats
Uhh, how do I put my beatmap on this website? I can't seem to see it on my page when I play it.
I've tried the FAQ, the help place on this website, and I can't even put it on the page.
How do I do this!?!?!?
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