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Rules and guidelines that apply to texture submissions.

1.0 Render

The render for your texture must be related to your submission, not some random picture from your computer.

1.1 Submission Title

Whenever possible, search to see if the name you have chosen is already in use. If it is, consider picking another one. Special characters, numbers, and spaces are not permitted at the beginning of the title, unless it is actually part of the texture's name.

1.2 Author(s)

Every person who worked on any part of your submission must be credited. Put the authors' names in the author field, each name on a new line. Detailed credits should go in the author's notes field.

1.2.1 Did you create the submission?

If you are a person directly involved in the making of the submission, then check "Yes." If you simply converted a picture, are redistributing the item, or are submitting the item for someone else, then you would check "No."

1.3 Category

First, make sure you choose the correct game section. Next, choose the most appropriate category for your submission. Please look at all of the available choices before making your decision. New categories are added periodically. If there is no section for the game your submission is for, please contact a moderator or an admin so a section can be added. Do not simply submit the item in a random place.

1.4 Is this a studio submission?

If you are the member of a studio, and wish to make this submission a studio submission, use the pull down menu to find your studio's name. If you wish to keep the submission out of any studio, leave the selector on "Independent Release." Do not put any submissions under a studio that were not made by any member of the studio.

1.5 Screenshots

For textures, you are allowed to have up to two screenshots. At least one of the screenshots must be an in-game screenshot.

1.6 Format

For Source powered games, the file format is .vtf. This means no .bmp, .jpeg, or other formats allowed. Templates may be submitted in .PSD, .AI etc within game sections for use in image editing software so long as it's already set up for quick transfer to the game-engine compatible format (size, alpha channels etc). Reference/Raw files should not be submitted to proper game sections but rather placed into the general GameBanana section.

1.7 No Pornography or Nudity

Submissions containing pornography or any type of nudity are unacceptable. If your submission contains pornographic images, it will be deleted, and you will be punished.

1.8 Porting

Porting of textures from one game to another is illegal and not allowed, with the exception of content by game companies that have given their permission, listed on the Porting Whitelist.

1.9 Personalization

Personalization is not allowed in texture submissions. Personalized textures are for a specific person or small group and aren't ideal for community use. This includes names of any kind; people, clans, groups. etc.

2.0 Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with any of the above clauses, unless otherwise noted, will result in your submission being withheld or deleted at the administrator's discretion.

If you are having trouble understanding any of these rules, please contact a moderator or administrator before submitting. To view a list of moderators and administrators, head over to this page.

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