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WELCOME TO I-C-U-P Anonymous 05/04/2020 (Mon) 23:08:07 No.1
This board is a bunker (or alternative, given how shit 8kun is) to the /icup/ and /8cc/ boards over 8kun.top and julay.world. Our objective at /icup/ is to provide sports oriented competitions for all boards of the Webring (as well as any other IB who's willing to pitch in) of various sports. Our most well known tournament is of course the 8chan Cup or Inter-Board Cup, hosted...sometimes by our tireless rigger SKF. For more information about the 8chan Cup/Inter-board Cup and all teams competing in it you can visit http://infinitycup.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page RULES 1. Global rules apply (don't post illegal stuff) 2. Threads should be about creating new teams for the upcoming Inter-board Cups, as well as discussing new formats (Racing Wars, Handegg, Majoritycrimerateball, Wrestling in collab with 8chanmania) and suggesting new tools to mod and host better tournaments 3. Organizing sponsored and friendly matches among teams; 4. Organizing your own board's team and roster. Stay tuned for the next cup!
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Good to have you here.
>>8 The feeling is more than mutual, friend. Got a team you want to make? Please, be sure to create its own thread!
What are all the requirements for a new board to enter?
>>151 Back on 8chan there was a certain limit due to the number of boards, but in this one we'll allow any board that is either on the webring or on a friendly site. By that I mean any site that isn't part of the ACF or that hasn't tried to raid us (think dolphinfag). So, even if it's an entirely different imageboard, as long as they can provide their own materials (in the case of PES, its minimum requirements are a logo, at least one compatible kit according to picture related and a roster of a minimum of 16 character names) they're eligible for the tournament.
How do invites for boards work?
>>183 Well, it's mostly a first-come-first-serve kind of deal - whoever makes the team with the most work put behind them (as in, they go beyond just making kits, from custom models to tons of support and wiki edits etc.) is already eligible for participation. Even if the slots are fully occupied, the tournament is very flexible and there can be extended groups or side events for those who don't make the cut.
>>184 So if we want to see if a certain board will play, we can just go invite them as we please, then?
>>190 I don't see why not. What did you have in mind?
>>194 Sportschan /sp/ and /librejp/ and /cuckquean/ from this site
>>212 >/cuckquean/ I think they were already invited and responded positively but said they lack expertise.
>>212 Sure, I love the /librejp/ guys.
That was during the last icup. But I do think I remember them making a team logo at least.
>>218 Meant to respond to >>214
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HOLY FUCK I AM SO LOST Okay, so I want to get my team's kit together. I see multiple templates for kit. Which one is the one I use? I think the minimum we need is a team badge and home kit + away kit + goalie kit, right? I see people making bumpers and ads for spaces? What are these for and when do they get played? What's the maximum we can do for max aesthetics? This is our first time but the wiki's geared towards those who already know.
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>>348 >Which one is the one I use? This here is the one. What board are you from anon?
Any reason this board is marked NSFW?
(I am not staff, team rep just like you) >>348 The wiki is very much geared towards those already familiar. Especially for those making DLC, might as well just redirect to the implyingrigged wiki instead of saying 'just learn blender' (I already know blender, not PES). The closest to a newbie guide is the Rules article. >I think the minimum we need is a team badge and home kit + away kit + goalie kit, right? Yes. >I see people making bumpers and ads for spaces? What are these for and when do they get played? Some can be placed on billboard ad spaces in stadiums. Look at 4chan cup (4CC) gameplay or better yet, install PES 2017 (instructions on wiki) with the 2019 summer cup DLC and save file, and look at the stadiums. Some other material is just general hype material. >What's the maximum we can do for max aesthetics? The maximum? 3D model new players or their faces using Blender. This is rare but present (only about 20-30 out of thousands of players, mostly from a few select teams) and potent. Far more popular in the 4CC where they have more resources and history. If you have the guts and time, look at the Blender Tutorial article in link below, with APC and FPC as extra references. Resources for PES 2017 aesthetics: https://implyingrigged.info/wiki/Pro_Evolution_Soccer_2017 (see right hand sidebar) HOWEVER, some small details there are specific to the 4CC, not infinitycup. Things like their autocompiler all that. Ask for advice here and hopefully we see it. I wouldn't start with 3D modeling because there are many smaller easier things that will help just as much. - Logo (required) - Home/Away/GK (required) - Anthem, Victory anthem, Goal horns to play when your team or a certain player scores - Wiki page for your board - Player portraits (icons used for them in formation change menu) - Billboards (idk details, probably just needs to have the right aspect ratio) - Stadium model (probably requires serious work, I haven't tried yet)
>>348 If you're still having trouble with the kit, there's a couple of kit makers online as well. As for the bumpers and ads, that's not a requirement, but it is good to do. Anything to build up the culture around the Cup and create board OC is fine by me. As for the writing of the wiki, that is my bad. Anything regarding Blender, I haven't been able to write about due to my lack of knowledge on it, sort of an inverse problem to >>352. The one guy who worked on the custom models last Cup looked at the 4CC shit to figure out how to import models in. Our system to remove parts of/whole players is basically theirs, it's not been altered, so it's applicable. And just because you brought up stadiums, they are edited with blender as well, as are the game balls.
>>353 >The one guy who worked on the custom models last Cup looked at the 4CC shit to figure out how to import models in. /eris/friend here, I did the same. I think the best way to approach the 3D modding page (and I'm happy to do this) is to point to implyingrigged's PES 2017 and 2016 articles and explain the few little differences between our cup and theirs. They did a good job and re-inventing the wheel is useless here.
>>351 Beats me, I could ask the Admins to change us to SFW but is it really an issue?
>>348 The templates may look different but they're really all the same, just use >>350 if you're too lost. I guess the problem stems from the fact that PES prior to like 2015 used a much different template.
What happened to the wiki???
>>383 All the pages are blank
>>384 Shoutwiki in general is down
>>385 weird, 8chanmania still seems to be up but infinity is down despite both bring under shoutwiki
>>386 >On Thursday, approximately 10AM UTC, we'll be performing our MediaWiki 1.34 deployment. Please expect some downtime, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience! Here's what's going on
>>387 So this is absolutely weird Apparently the wiki has been edited on the morning of the 29th of May, but all pages return a blank and there's no version history. Furthermore, I can't edit or create pages (waybackmachine has most of the wiki backed up) and I can't for the life of me find the contact list for shoutwiki's help desk. Anyone want to crack this case?
>>392 I found this email support@shoutwiki.com when looking around, hopefully they'll respond to you as that's a lot of lore lost
>>393 I already did, they assured me they would look into it and server migration is causing hiccups.
>>397 Seems to be back now
To what extent can custom models be used? Like can you only slightly change the base player (e.g. colour of skin) or could you introduce a completely new model to replace it? Also how far can you change stadiums?
>>400 This clip from the previous 4chan Cup should clarify what is possible. https://bootleg.hamuko.moe/video/spring-2020/2020-05-02/1/ (start at 15:34) There are tutorials for full player customization (FPC) on implyinrigged wiki, if they have similar dimensions to the default player then it will be much easier/better. I haven't tried a stadium but they have documentation pages for them too.
Quick update. Been tweaking a few things in-game, still trying to see if we can make more edits to things we couldn't last Cup. I fixed a problem I was having with the game balls, so that's gonna make things easier for me moving forward (The models are also really simple and can be changed easily for decent hilarity, so give it a shot if you want). We're at 14 teams who have currently accepted the invitation to join the Cup. Some don't have threads up on the board yet, but I've spoken to anons who were shouldering responsibilities previously and they're fine with moving ahead. In addition, there's about 7 other teams where the invite has been put forward, but things still are up in the air. The numbers are less than ideal, as workable tournaments come out of 16, 24, or 32 teams, but there's still plenty of time for that to change. I'm officially ruling out July as a start time for the Cup, so we're going to be kicking things off come August and the length of time the Cup will run is dependent on the number of teams we get. >>400 You can completely remove players and replace them with new models. We've currently already done that with a few players like Miku and Aniki. Stadiums can be changed in the same way, we just haven't figured things out yet.
>>405 >so we're going to be kicking things off come August Good, I just hit a demotivation patch and got part-time work >16, 24, or 32 teams Worst case, we can quickly make a few extra teams to round up. What's with those 7 teams? Are they doubtful/half-hearted like /fa/ or is it something else? If they really aren't motivated, we can push two in and get a perfect 16 team tourney
>>406 It's a combination of ones that gave a lukewarm response to the invite, ones that have expressed interest but I have literally no idea where they are, and one or two who basically said "We'll let the board decide" and then said nothing after that. I'm not giving up on any of them just yet, but I'd rest a little easier if they did step forward with a decision sooner rather than later.
I mean we could just make the teams for them if they're boards like /v/ and /tv/
>>401 >>405 Thanks, that really helped. >>406 >>407 Don't know about other boards but /lego/ isn't that populated so we've taken some time to get things ready. We're almost there; just need to finalise a roster and I'll have a look online if there are any models I can find.
>>405 Could we get a list of teams we've invited and teams that have accepted? Maybe we need to try our luck on Sportschan or Floridachan aswell, or some of the french boards.
>>416 This is by no means official and definitive, but in no particular order: /otter/ /ita/ /a/ /animu/ /monster/ /test/ /eris/ /2hu/ /mecha/ /ausneets/ /k/ /bmn/ /wooo/ /latecomfy/ and then the "maybe"s /christian/ /kind/ /tg/ /yuri/ /co/ /cyber/ /bane/ And this does not count /art/ and /v/ which are currently active threads, as they're kind of just dipping their toe in the water to see about things.
>>430 It's sad that /kind/ doesn't seem interested in joining again, I'd have liked to see them defend their title.
>>432 they are currently a very small board, it may take some prodding, but there's not many people to convince. Plus they, like other potentially returning boards, can technically just say "use everything from last time" and be set. And if you're /kind/ why wouldn't you? You fucking won.
>>430 /sp/ has some decent progress on their team as well though it's hard figuring out how that board is sometimes
>>430 also /bane/ has a full team made with kits and all
>>416 /sp/ and /lego/ have accepted the invitation but were still talking about it /cuckquean/ wants in but they're too few and don't know how to handle it
>>437 I really hope /monster/ and /lego/ go up against each other.
>>430 /librejp/ is a maybe too, but they probably need their thread bumped
>>440 If you can speak even a little of Jap, please explain it to them in a way they can understand.
>>405 >>430 Just based on these participants, the cup is gonna be amazing. Doesn't really matter it's only 16 tbh.
>>430 If we manage to get less than an even number of teams or if we just stop at 16, I'd vouch for /tg/ and /kind/
>>430 Hasn't /fascist/ said they wanted in too? I'd love to see them up against /eris/.
>>448 I can defiantly help with /tg/ if there is a need for them
>>437 /lego/ looks enthusiastic enough, they've even made some nice uniforms and a crest.
>>447 This. Maybe even better with 16, since there are less filler teams who don't care.
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>>416 >Floridachan didn't they died? >french boards looking forward to /fra/ vs /ita/ showdown.
>>410 >looking for models 4chan's /toy/ has a ORANGE TRANSPARENT CHAINSAW model and one or two others. I did not expect to find judy hopps on /toy/ of all boards https://implyingrigged.info/wiki//toy/_Roster if they were on the team at any time during the seasons they ran PES2017, you/someone could more-or-less just pull the character and repackage it for your team.
>>463 >looking forward to /fra/ vs /ita/ >posts /islam/ vs /ita/
>>461 If we have weird numbers of teams we can always eschew group stages and have fighting game styled double elimination brackets.
>>430 What about /y2k///retro/? They were in last time too.
>>469 If they want to be in, i'm all for it.
>>466 That doesn't sound as fun, because then half the teams only get one game. I'd rather add a few extra teams to round up. >>465 That makes zero sense, but it is actually /ita/ vs /ita/.
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>>439 Would be a good match. There used to be an anon who made Lego monster girls, I wonder which team he would side with. >>461 Thanks anon. Turns out all those hours I spent in paint really paid off. >>464 Will look into making it a more generic Lego man so it could do as the basic model. If not we have the same player on our team anyways so we could 'borrow' it.
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>>458 If you're gonna petition /tg/ go for it. You can also throw this in as part of your pitch. I had an idea for a d20 uniform design for them so I slapped it together for fun. Put /tg/'s logo on there and I think you've got a winner.
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As we continue to progress and more teams enter themselves into the Cup, I'm putting the cutoff date for entries on July 3rd. Required for a valid entry is the following >Logo >Roster (Names and medals. Medals may be changed later as you develop your team strategy) >Kits (3 minimum, 1 home, 1 away, 1 GK) I'd also like the name of a Home Ground (stadium) if you haven't given one already. We are still working on figuring out Stadium Editing, but we can at least clear room for it in game and at worst re-color KONAMI Stadium for you.
>>551 For all teams that failed to submit medals, can we just have medals thrown at random (except Captains, which should be gold anyhow)?
>>567 Nah, you can submit them for the secondary deadline and its fine. Medals are a key piece of the team strategy so I'm flexible on that front.
>>576 Then what about the player cards and roles? Are we still doing those or are we just simplifying it with medals only?
>>430 Updating this list: /2hu/ /a/ /animu/ /ausneets/ /bane/ /bmn/ /christian/ /co/ /cyber/ /eris/ /fascist/ /ita/ /k/ /kind/ /lang/ /latecomfy/ /lego/ /mecha/ /mecha/ /monster/ /otter/ /sp/ /test/ /tg/ /toy/ /wooo/ /yuri/ /zchan-v/ These are all the boards that, more or less, answered the call and provided the bare minimum of the required items. Am I missing anyone else?
>>588 Errata Corrige /2hu/ /a/ /animu/ /ausneets/ /bane/ /bmn/ /christian/ /co/ /cyber/ /eris/ /fascist/ /ita/ /k/ /kind/ /lang/ /latecomfy/ /lego/ /loomis/ /mecha/ /monster/ /otter/ /sp/ /test/ /tg/ /toy/ /wooo/ /yuri/ /zchan-v/ Which gives us a total of 28 teams currently available to play. We need at least another 4 for a proper tournament. Hypothetically, if we don't get enough boards in, we can use the extra boards: >/todd/ >/genesis/ >/just/ >/b/ Though in the case of /b/ I'd rather see if some website's /b/ wanted to join as a team rather than using the outdated team.
>>597 Apparently /cuckquean/ is halfway through, I'll count them in if they give me the okay.
>>597 You forgot /japan/ seems to be in: >>525
>>599 Ah, shoot, you're right. This means there's about 3 spots available before we can wrap up at 32. Obviously even with more people we could find some solution, but I don't foresee many more teams joining.
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>>1 Somebody suggested we gave you a heads up that we're interested, so just letting you know PLW /toy/ is slowly getting there. There's only 2 of us working on it so if we don't get it done in time we'll wait till the next cup, but hopefully we get everything sorted before then.
>>608 Thanks buddy
>>597 >>588 Just when I think I have everything caught up these posts happen. Alright just some commentary on specific teams on the list: >/2hu/ Possibly involved in a Voltron super-team with /japan/ and /bane/ I wanna see how that plays out. >/bane/ See /2hu/ >/co/ I don't know where their board is still, and last I heard they were still a little cold to the idea >/cyber/ Haven't heard from the anon who started that thread since. Not a big deal since they do have everything they need for now though. >/fascist/ Still need to put together kits >/k/ Still need two more kits from them >/japan/ See /2hu/ >/kind/ Currently in board limbo, as their spot was taken down by the admin. Stuck in their bunker but they do have everything needed. (Note I do not want to run this without the defending champs, so I really hope things get stable on their end) >/loomis/ Need their kits >/tg/ The one anon in this thread said he'd be willing to run /tg/ but the board was lukewarm. Feels like a situation where someone just needs to up and do it. >/v/ Currently figuring out their board clusterfuck. I'm fine with them just running as /v/ but there's a ton of moving parts. >/yuri/ Again I think they're good, the board response just wasn't as enthusiastic. The anons who were in charge previously are quite busy I've heard. I checked out /cuckquean/ and they're progressing well, so they should be ready by the first deadline. There's also /sw/ who has their team from previous and they're becoming active again, so I'll see what they're up to.
>>612 >/kind/ Hello, I'm the old and new BO of /kind/. We don't have many people on our board, but I would still like to participate. Can we just use our old kit? Honestly, I think it would be unlucky to change anything about it after a win.
>>614 Of course! Glad to have you on board.
>>614 Where exactly are you guys at? Still on julay? Anyhow, talking about the dormant teams: >/argentina/ There are several places where argies are hanging out. It's either their own imageboards, or some places over 8kun/9chan. >/b/ Obviously there's no individual /b/, but several of them all over the place. We could just single out one of them, but they'll probably want to create their own team. >/baphomet/ No idea where they're at or if they're even going to care, not touching this. >/ck/ /oven/ could supply a team for them, other than that don't know where they're at. >/cow/ I don't see them joining any time soon, they responded half heartedly to the thread and I suppose they'll be a burden more than a help. >/cuteboys/ No idea where they are. >/fit/ Very small and on Julay, but we could give it a go. >/furry/ I remember them being on Julay, can't see any furry activity though and don't know where they went. >/gamergate/ boards Some people at 8moe asked to have GG as a separate team from /v/ proper. While this is unconventional, since they do not have their own board, we could still seek their aid to make another team.
>>617 >>>/kind/ is here on cafe
>>597 It seems /librejp/ might finally be starting to prepare something. https://sportschan.org/librejp/res/26538.html
>>617 We're pretty close to 32 teams, so it might be best to hold off and let the boards currently working just play things out organically.
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>>617 >/b/ Without counting 9chan's /b/ (which probably nobody wants here) it seems that the most active iteration that board is Zchan's /b/. You could ask them first.
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>>624 technically (and only technically) speaking, Erischan was invited on their /b/ board, never /eris/.
>>624 I'm feeling like not inviting any /b/ right now, /b/ is meant to represent the spirit of its host board and currently I wouldn't know which one to pick. /eris/ was invited from their /b/ because it was their most active board, same with the Frenchies
>>617 I mean /gamergate/ has been it's own team without a proper board before but honestly if we're having a gamergate team I'd much rather the return of /dose/
Reminder: /librejp/ has completed their basic requirements
>>638 Make sure someone makes a thread here
>>551 By unanimous decision (1 voted for, 0 voted against) /eris/ is naming its stadium 'None'.
>>597 Not sure what part of /tg/ ignoring you thought you should run us. Sounds like you have lots of people, think we're sitting this one out.
>>653 Make up your mind, guys. Some told me /tg/ wanted in, some told me they didn't.
>>655 Well sure don't see anyone else here. That will be a big fat , out. Thanks.
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There is one week left to submit your board's entry to the Infinity Cup! The teams that are currently entered are as follows: /2hu/ /a/ /animu/ /art/ /ausneets/ /bane/ /bmn/ /christian/ /cuckquean/ /eris/ /fascist/ /ita/ /japan/ /kind/ /lang/ /latecomfy/ /lego/ /librejp/ /loomis/ /mecha/ /monster/ /otter/ /sp/ /sw/ /test/ /v/ /wooo/ /yuri/ Other teams that still need to complete their entries (and what they need to complete the entries) are as follows: /k/ (Two more kits and their medal players) /toy/ (Roster, One more kit) If you don't see your board name here it means I had no idea you were working on an entry. Post in this thread ASAP
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>>682 Are all the teams at the bottom getting kicked from the cup if they don't have the rest of their entry stuff finished in a week?
>>683 Not necessarily. We've had teams fail to submit required pieces before the final deadline, so other teams who had kept working and were waiting in the wings got in instead. There's also the issue of numbers not being nice and even so we'll see how it all stacks up.
I made a couple of quick amendments in >>>/comfy/ which I believe will allow us to qualify. They are of course subject to change.
What's the policy on helping multiple teams? I'm the rep for my homeboard and made our roster and strategy, is it still alright for me to help other boards develop their teams?
>>686 Which two teams? Is this the /japan/-/bane/ situation?
>>687 Nah, I'm rep for /eris/ and occasionally browse a few of the boards on that list that don't really know what they're doing.
>>686 The more you can help and contribute, the better. Not every board has someone who knows/cares enough to make stuff for their team.
>>716 If you feel like lending a hand, go ahead and reach out, just make sure you let them know that you're a rep from another team. Basically what >>719 said
Hello, I’m new to this thing so could anyone give me a basic rundown on this competition?
>>733 Create a team full of players based on board culture for a tournament. Create a logo, uniforms, and strategies for your team to play virtual divegrass in PES 2017 against other boards and their teams. That's the quick and dirty explanation.
>>734 Interesting, I’ll see what I can do for a few boards
>>682 /loomis/ has just made a kit, a roster and a logo Cooking up the second one shouldn't be too hard
>>682 So it's 20 teams ready, plus /cuckquean/ and /sw/ totals 22. How many more do we need?
>>759 24 is a safe number. It's easily broken down and manageable, things would run like they did the last Cup. 32 is the next safe number after that though. Anything in-between will leave a certain number of boards in a sort of limbo.
>>761 Looks like /co/, /ita/ and /loomis/ bring us past 24.
>>785 I think it was mentioned already within the thread that /todd/ and /genesis/ can be used as backup teams if we need more. Also, we should wait for other places to join in too.
>>789 We could always use those two and wait for one of the teams mentioned beforehand to join as the 28th. We could have just 7 groups.
>>790 Either that, or remove some teams with literally no fan interest from their board.
>>823 like who?
>>836 I don't know yet and don't want to accuse without proof, although IIRC there were a few teams that had rosters and kits from last year but little-to-no enthusiasm. Like /kind/, but they are the host so it's different. It's may not be a good idea though because one real fan is enough to warrant a team imo.
Alright, so I'll be going around to the various boards that are participating and updating them with the schedule and what not. I've been a bit busy lately, so I can usually only check in on things at night, but hopefully things calm down as we get closer to kickoff, which is currently slated for August 7th. Edit for signature
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>>852 Nice. Thank you!

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