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Secret Map Jam 4 : Retro Jam 1 Pack Released!
That stealthy sock organised a Twitter-exclusive map jam this weekend. Whether it was to restrict the number of participants or clamp down on excessive JAM HYPE, who knows...

What we do know is that the theme implies some sort of old skool Quake homage, and it's been released right here:

http://www.simonoc.com/files/maps/jam/retrojam1.zip
https://www.quaddicted.com/filebase/retrojam1.zip

With screenshots here:

http://www.quaketastic.com/files/screen_shots/RETROJAM1.jpg

And the mappers are rumoured to be:
ericw!
mfx!
skacky!
scampie!
sock!


Go play it!
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Q1 SP - The Hell That's Coming
Castle type map with some horde like game play in spots. This is also the latest version of my ongoing Quake mod.

This should work with any extended engine. It exceeds a limit or two, but doesn't go so far as to need BSP2.

http://www.quaketastic.com/files/single_player/maps/THTC.zip

[your_quake.exe] +game THTC

And load the map from the console with:

map thehellthatscoming

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161473/MapReleases/shot1.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161473/MapReleases/shot2.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161473/MapReleases/shot3.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161473/MapReleases/shot4.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161473/MapReleases/shot5.jpg

Oh, and it's best to play this with wateralpha at 1.0

Thanks! Hopefully I didn't screw anything up...

[ Alternative download with an extra 14 meg of screenshots that you can view above and will see anyway when you play the map: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161473/MapReleases/THTC.zip ]
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Batch Texture Fullbright Removal Tool
Here's a little tool for removing fullbrights in wad files. It simply processes all mip's in a wad file, remaps any fullbright pixels to the closest non-fullbright color, and saves the result in to a new file. WAD2 and WAD3 are supported.

As a secondary feature, it can save TGA previews of all textures in a wad at a dim light level (with fullbrights at full brightness); run the tool with the '-preview' flag for this.

Windows exe provided, you should be able to compile it on mac/linux by running 'make defullbright'.

http://quaketastic.com/files/tools/windows/wad_editors/defullbright-v0.1.zip
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Map Jam 3 - "Zerstörer" Theme Pack Released
Zerstorer and you know what that means, dark and GOTHIC as fuck. SPIKES. TWISTED WRECKAGE. DECAYING WORLDS. RUSTY EVIL. DARK ROCK THAT DRIPS BLOOD. Fuck yeah. - Shambler

Six visceral maps, assembled by six twisted disciples of The Destroyer: Daz, ericw, Ionous, mfx, scar3crow, Tronyn.

Download Readme Screenshots Discussion Thread

Happy Halloween!
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Big Mix At ..::LvL
Big mix of stuff today at ..::LvL. If you are short for time, make sure you grab McSarge's from cityy. This is one enjoyable and detail release.

* McSarge's by cityy
* Day At The Villa by Kaustic
* Q3 Stargate pack source by Camel-XP
* The Longest Fall by r3x.theCat
* Faces of Quake by r3x.theCat

Q3 Stargate pack source is a developer pack that demos how to replicate the Stargate from the TV series.

Videos for the first 3 releases and panoramas for most.
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MapCore's Quake 3 15th Anniversary Contest
On December 2nd Quake 3 will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Many people have a soft spot for this classic so instead of neglecting this anniversary we want to pay tribute to this amazing game. For that reason, we partnered up with Pixologic (Zbrush), Id Software, Hammerwatch and CGTextures to bring you MapCore's Quake 3 15th Anniversary Contest which will run from October 8th to December 3rd deadline. Check out all the details here, including the core rules that it's about making a Q3A 4-8 person FFA map.

Also win the fuck out of some prizes:

1st Place: Zbrush License and T-shirt/key-chain, 12-month Pro Quake Live membership, CGTextures membership (1yr), 1 Hammerwatch 4Pack, MapCore T-shirt and 150 dollars.

2nd Place: Zbrush License and T-shirt/key-chain, 6-month Pro Quake Live membership, 1 Hammerwatch 4Pack and 100 dollars.

3rd Place: Zbrush License and T-shirt/key-chain, 3-month Pro Quake Live membership, 1 Hammerwatch 4Pack and 50 dollars.

4th to 13th Place: 1-month Pro Quake Live membership.
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Genetech Before The Storm
Gene Tech Before the storm is a large doom map with new enemies and new weapons. Requires Zdoom.

http://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=46718
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R U B I C O N R U M B L E P A C K
Is complete. It features maps by myself, MFX and Hrimfaxi. It's based off Rubicon2 and includes a few new enemies and features.

Download links: quaddicted / dropbox

Here's the link to the required engine (quakespasm svn r980):
http://celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=60452&start=1108
I'm sure more engines will support this pack with time.

UPDATE: Devkit is now available here
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