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Jobs & Mappers Wanted
Need level designers for your amazing new mod? Or are you a game developer looking to hire? Maybe you just heard about some job at some company, and want to pass it on to the gang here at Func. Or you're just doing some fun little one-man project and want a little help from a level designer. This thread is the place to announce paid positions at companies, unpaid positions on mod teams, or even just ask for a few maps for your mod.
Reasoning: 
We don't get that many posts about job openings or mod teams looking for mappers, but we get enough that i'd rather have them all in one thread. 
 
/me watches as thread is ignored by flyby devs who think this is a ubb. 
Call For Maps/Textures/Models/pretty Much Anything... 
Re: Scampie: "flyby" -- hopefully not.

You may (or may not) remember seeing a little blip about us a while back on FuncMsg -- but if not, the "short version" is "we're the
guys that have a Quake-happy engine for GBA and Mobile phones."

Our goal is to self-publish a mobile title that's basically a collection of quality DM levels and so we're looking for as much
content as we can find to start picking from.

Yes, we were originally going for a SP title, but the sorry state of GBA publishing has refocused our efforts on mobile phones and
MP levels (8-player Bluetooth support is already up and running on the phones)

Pretty much any content that is available for license (and, of course, doesn't violate someone else's copyrights, etc.) is exactly
what we're looking for. i.e. If the textures are borrowed, that's OK -- we'll find replacements.

Although we'd certainly prefer new stuff by far, any existing content (even if it's been GPL'd or released previously) is fine --
just as long as the author has the ability (and rights) to license it.

And, on the off-chance that someone out there is willing to work on new levels, we're aiming for reasonably smaller-sized maps,
basically similar in dimensions, texture usage and rspeeds to Aardappel's E1M2ISH, DM3ISH, etc.

(BTW, I'm bringing up new content only because FuncMsg seems to be one of the *very* few remaining active sites for Q1/Q2 mappers
left -- especially with your speedmapping "sessions" -- and it certainly won't hurt to mention it!)

BTW, we're also looking for suggestions as to what maps to include -- although, of course, they'll need to be ones that the author is interested in licensing!

I'll try and check here to respond to inquiries, but interested authors, please visit our site and contact us if you have something that fits what we're looking for!

Dev.
Bobbee Tec, llc. 
Err 
Although I suppose some Googling could divulge your website address, it would be more convenient if you would mention some contact info. 
Site Info. 
Sorry!

It wasn't an attempt to make you dig for the info -- it was left off to avoid people up-in-arms about spamming the boards.

http://www.bobbeetec.com

Most of the media there is from the GBA version, but there are a handful of screen grabs from the mobile build on a Nokia 7650. 
Dev: 
Would be interesting to know at least something about the licensing terms. 
 
I'm still waiting for a semi-coherent argument as to why I should play 3d games on a stamp-sized lcd screen. 
 
You'll get no argument here -- If you want full-fledged 3D gaming, mobile certainly isn't the way to go... yet.

One day, however, the "stamp-sized lcd screen" will be translucent and but a few centimeters from your eyes -- then the experience will surpass your 21" monitor.

Besides, it's a lot easier than lugging your PC with you on the bus -- nevermind the fact that there's never a power outlet nearby when you need one. ;-)

So, getting back on topic here, do you have something that's a good fit with what we're looking for, or do you just like to stir the pot when you get the chance? 
Dev 
and one day we can jack ourselves into the mainframe and project impulses on the cortex proper. then your translucent cancer-cannon will be surpassed indeed, sirrah!

Co-incidentally, how many hours of cpu-hogging lcd-sapping, and memory read-writes can you get from a li-ion on your target platforms today?

seriously, what's your point? "one day this won't suck quite so bad, join the revolution!"

no sale.

Now, do I have something that could put your tech to better use? Perchance. What's in it for me? 
Also, 
I'll stir the pot if I god-damn feel like it. 
This Thread Was Destined For Failure. 
 
Xen 
Then again, that's true for any thread. 
What's In It For You? 
Royalties in exchange for permission (i.e. a license) to use your data.

If you've got existing content that you're willing to license, or if it's "easy" (relatively speaking) for you to create new content (and you have some spare time), then the decision is fairly straightforward.

Effectively it's an option to recoup something from the work that you've either already done, or can readily accomplish.

If you have something to show, we'd be happy to take a look. 
This Looks Fun 
Im rooting for Wrath on this one; make The Man sweat before showing your hand.

Seriously though, I do see a potential problem with this in terms of commercial usuage. Most of the existing content was created using tools that require licensing from Id or Valve before they can be used for commercial purposes. This goes for any current project -- most mappers use either GtkRadient or Worldcraft. I don't know about the status of the BSP editor in regard to legalaties. I assumed you have thought this through but I didnt find relevant information to that end on the site you gave. 
Actually 
I was thinking more along the lines of what you could do with a 3d engine on a handheld system, not what maps I got up my sleeve to convert to the trainwreck in progress. 
Woo, Models 
Quite a lot of the decent stuff I've modelled can be found at http://gamecache.net/index.php?act=SF&f=34. There are some things I've not posted there, mostly because it's not very all purpose(like a lifting crane, or a vampire in camoflage). All of the stuff posted is original content, and if there's some specific model you need, I can create new work too. 
 
can we please go discuss in another thread and at leave this to just be a thread for posting jobs/mod help? thanks. 
Preach 
Thanks, I'll take a look and contact you. 
Oh No 
now there will be aerowalk on my mobile phone too! ARGH!!! :D 
YES 
aerowalk = aero4ever&ever 
Lookin For Mappers (seems Like The Place To Come) 
I have started a Quake TC and am currently looking for some people who would like to create some strange theme maps for this very odd project. Details of the game concept and whatnot can be found at this page:
http://www.geocities.com/projquake/main.htm
Thanks for your help 
 
Definitely Interested 
We're definitely interested -- I'll check them out shortly and get back to you.

Thanks again! 
The Agency Project 
The Agency Project (http://the-agency.sourceforge.net) is an open source game in development. We are currently looking for mappers, 3D artists, and any feedback(positive or negative) that can be given. For more information, visit http://the-agency.sourceforge.net. 
 
"antebellum" is a first-person-shooter Quake 1 mod set in the middle ages. the player belongs to an underground group known as the "technocrats" - who have advanced technology (especially weaponry) at a quicker rate. the "cult of incorruptus" is hellbent on preventing future wars by initiating one giant war against mankind itself, leaving only the cult and it's converts alive. the player will be able to choose different classes to play as, with each class having exclusive weapons.

looking for:
-mappers
-qc coders
-modelers/animators
-texture artists

http://mods.moddb.com/3437/
http://ante.phait-accompli.com full story/concept art/etc 
Lol, A Great Job Op! 
http://www.3drealms.com/gethired.html

Apogee and 3D Realms are die hard game players who make games without marketing pressure, corporate management, or arbitrary release dates. We make games we want to play, and we work on them until they are perfected and done.

Understatment of the fucking year.

Anyway, 3d Realms wants to hire level designer's to sit around their offices all day not making Duke Nukem Forever.

Job requirements:

Unreal / UnrealEd experience is a huge plus. You will need to learn our rendering, lighting and game play trigger systems, but placing brushes is similar.
Ability to construct level geometry, as well as texture and light it to reasonable aesthetic standards.
Ability to add game play, AI, scripted events.
Do all the above while maintaining frame rate and within technical constraints.
Technical knowledge and thinking. You will deal more with technology than you will with art.
You will not create art assets for your levels.
Ability to design missions, analyze what's fun about games and mold all that into an experience.
Prior game development experience with a first person shooter is a very strong plus, but not required. But we're working on an FPS, so it would be nice if you were a fan and knowledgeable of the genre.
This is a full-time position with relocation to Garland, Texas (suburb of Dallas), USA.


Benefits:

Competitive salary, based on skill and experience.
Signing bonuses available (into 5 figures based on experience).
All moving expenses paid.
Medical / Dental benefits.
You share in the profits of every dollar we make, on the games you ship, as long as you are employed here.
Small close-knit shop (25 people), and we focus all our efforts on one killer title at a time.
In business since 1987. Never had a loan. Never had layoff's. Multiple million selling titles leading to an extremely stable, and successful environment.


More info on the page 
Hmm... 
I guess I need to have more maps under my belt before I start applying for level design jobs. The thing is though, in this day and age, would I be taken seriously if I'm still doing stuff for Quake 1? 
highly doubt that. Would be cool though, but mapping tools, standards and requirements have evolved so far beyond Q1. 
No 
No one cares about Q1 mapping anymore except us, and even if they did they probably wouldn't have a copy of Q1 sitting around to test your maps. 
Although 
DaZ did manage to get hired not too long ago based solely on his Q1 maps. But maybe that's just saying something about the UK industry. 
What I Meant Was 
Mapping for the Q1 engine, but not limiting myself to 1996/7 standards. AFAIK, the editor I am using to make Quake levels is also being used to create Half-Life 2.

But I do agree that after I finish my next map I should definately move on to a newer game. 
Kinn, 
If you can make a first rate (and I know you have it in you) shooter total conversion (meaning in this case the end user doesn't need Quake) using a modern varient of the Quake engine, I think it could only help your chances of getting employed, if that is your goal.

Or if that sounds like a LOT of work, other things you could do to impress them -- improve the AI and Physics and stream line that Spaghetti code we call QuakeC. Another idea, replace QuakeC altogether with a modern embedable language like Lua which is becoming a game industry standard. That'll impress them as well.

Personally, I like what I do to get buy; the livin' is easy and I meet the strangest people on the planet, but if I ever burn out of it, I could see persuing the Dream as well. 
The Producer One Question Interview! 
If someone applied for a design[1] position with a portfolio of quake maps rather than a more modern game like, say, UT2004... would that be a disadvantage?

* People are less likely to have Quake installed, so they're less likely to be arsed looking at the maps.

* But on the other hand you could make a nice cd that boots into quake[2], which is even better than having to shout round for a copy of UT.

* A quake map is not going to have the same impact (particularly graphically).

* But on the other hand, most design principles remain the same, and it shows you're not just a graphics whore.

* So it's swings and roundabouts, but a quake map certainly wouldn't disqualify you.


Personally, I'd play it safe and go with a more modern game and add some variety (e.g. ut and bf), but it's not a clear cut decision.

[1] Important! Not a level builder.
[2] http://raket.tty0.org/~jogi/ 
In Case You're A) Confused, Or B) RPG 
I am a lowly gameplay coder, not a producer - but I do get to talk to them occasionally. 
HeadThump 
Well, I'd consider anything if it means I have a shot at getting into the industry.

I don't really have the time to do a one-man TC, and besides, I'm no programmer (although I do have a rather solid grasp of QuakeC). I did make quite a few enhancements to the monster AI in Bastion - nothing really major, but most notably I made a "monsterguide" system which allows better route finding in combat situations.

I guess all I can do really is make my next level as good as I possibly can, and re-assess my situation then. 
Jesus Christ 
Ok, so I'm not very good at this talking thing. My apologies. For the people who are still confused:

1) I am not a producer.
2) I went and asked an (unnamed) producer the question that isn't in quote marks.
3) He rambled on for bloody ages, so I summarised his points in quote marks.

If you're still confused, try inserting nearby heavy objects into your skull. 
Maj 
Some cool insights there :) I guess I could stick everything they need on a cd - besides, with the plethora of custom engines available, you can still make Quake look quite spiffy (Tenebrae anyone?) 
Not Confused 
My first reply was for HeadThump, before you posted yours :) 
Kinn 
Sorry, I wasn't calling you confused. It's these fucking eunuchs on irc. Glad to help :] 
So... 
you're not a producer? 
To Clarify 
I was hired by Eurocom in May last year as a game designer, not a level designer. The difference is that I only concerned myself with placing entities / scripting / gameplay stuff while the 3d artists / level designers made the actual maps. The closest I got to making actual maps would have been making super simple box maps with the layout required to create a certain gameplay situation.

SO there is quite a big difference between game designer and level designer. Im sure 90% of people here know this already but I just wanted to say that for anyone that wasn't sure/didn't know.

My opinion is that Q1 mapping is enough to get a game designer position, if you can show that you understand the games mechanics and can create levels which use these mechanics well and so so consistently, then thats a great start. The other thing I would suggest greatly is learn how to script events as more and more games use scripting now and is quite a major part of a game designer position. 
To Reinforce Kinn's Point There 
Dark Places Quake IS a more advanced renderer than UT2003 and at only a fraction of the size. So it seems to me that it would be easier, even if you were a graphics whore, to carry around a portfolio based upon that instead of having to dig up copies of one of the several different versions of Unreal.

Daz has a great point about scripting, however, which Quake has limited native support (I'm thinking of Scourge, Lost Mines). 
Most Of What I've Seen ... 
.. considers modelling now part of mapping. So if you can use the latest modelling package as well as make Quake maps, you may be OK. This week. 
Need A Quake Mapper 
Hi I'm starting a new quake mod here's what it's about.

Basically it's a Single Player first person shooter that has midevil and futuristic themes combined.

This is a serious mod, and i'm a serious quake 1 modeller. I can make pretty good models for quake standards. I really need a good mapper who can make a couple of maps for a demo, that's all I need right now.
The player is an elven who has to defend his community from an alien takeover.
The game includes already implemented features such as alternate and primary fire, flitching corpses (when you shoot them) multi-attack monsters, and bosses.
The weapons are:
1 Duel Swords
2 Cross Bow
3 Riot Gun
4 Tesla Rifle
5 Devastator
6 Chain Blade Cannon
7 Ion Blaster
8 Staff of the Hell Iron

The maps should have a dusk-futuristic setting, and I will provide you with custom textures with a constant theme.

I have new monsters that I need to program and then will be ready to implement. They include:

horde-monger - a machine gun toting soldier troop who's alternate attacks include grenade and melee

captain - a sniper that is better skilled at melee combat and has martial-art like moves.

trelapaehc - a large gargoyle creature with long claws on its feet and machates for hands

The player will also be able to gain experience from monsters and eventually be able to "level up" for such attributes as

strength- allows the player to wear heavier armor and carry more ammo

health- pretty self explanatory

speed- increases players running and attack speed (even for guns)

I'll be using the darkplaces engine which is way better than the normal quake engine.

The models are very high poly and I'm also using a feature that allows the mapper to place any model he/she wants in the map without any qc programming on their part.

I put in a feature for the riot gun so that when the player shoots a monster, the monster continously flinches and can't counter-attack. Very funny to watch.

This Total conversion is redoing everything in quake, I even made a new conchars font.

Let me know if you're interested thanks. 
Level Designer, Pineapple Interactive, Ltd 
I say this on Rust, dated July 2, 2004:

Pineapple Interactive Ltd a UK based game developer is seeking a level designer.

The job entails using in-house tools to create large open plan game play areas for an upcoming action adventure title for Xbox and PC.

The successful applicant will be a dedicated and creative individual who has experience in level editing and scripting and has the ability to bring design concepts to life.

Please send multiple examples of your work (level editing + scripting preferred) to barog@pineapple-interactive.com

--
Simon Barratt, Lead Developer, Pineapple Interactive Ltd
e: barog@pineapple-interactive.com


Source: http://www.gamedesign.net 
Raven Looking For UI Designer 
http://finger.planetquake.com/plan.asp?userid=rjohnson&id=16241
Not mapping, but not everyone here only maps

User Interface ( UI ) Designer
This person will be responsible for both creating in-world UI�s ( control panels, consoles, information panels, etc) as well as player interface menus for a Doom3 based product. UI's will be written in a custom language that is part of the Doom3 engine. Raven has constructed an integrated visual tool which assists the user in creating most UI functionality.

Qualified applicants should be familiar with / demonstrate:
* Adobe Photoshop 7.0
* Adobe Illustrator
* Quake3 / Doom3 style shaders / materials
* Quake3 UI ( .menu scripting format a plus )
* Strong visual layout and design skills, both in terms of visual appearance as well as functionality
* HTML, DHTML, ASP, JSP, Java Script, PHP, or Flash experience is desirable

Responsibilities will include:
* Fully concept out, draw, and implement UI�s
* Balance the visual appearance vs. rendering cost
* Script in functionality based on user input or other events
----------------

Too bad I don't know Illustrator (I have it though) or anything with Q3.. I applied anyway =\ 
Mapper Wanted 
http://www.angelfire.com/weird/danstuff/dp0000.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/weird/danstuff/dp0001.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/weird/danstuff/dp0002.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/weird/danstuff/dp0003.jpg

These are screenshots of Horde so far. If you're interested in helping me out with making some levels for it, please let me know, my email address is dannyj86@yahoo.com or go to irc.gamesurge.net and
on channel #qc and you can usually find me there. Thanks for reading.

Chillo 
Bleh 
nice angelfire logo on every link.... 
What The Christ. 
.. is going on on this page?
http://www.angelfire.com/weird/danstuff/ 
O_O 
mommy, i'm scared 
Oh...my....god 
I think that site warrants an intervention. 
Chillo 
Put your images into a web page. Angelfire doesn't allow images hosted on it to be accessed from anywhere other than Angelfire. 
For Those In The UK 
Splash Damage are looking to fill 4 positions... dunno about relocation packages, but they're london based,iirc.

http://www.splashdamage.com

FYI, they did ET and the D3 multiplayer, and the founder were basically the Q3F mod team. id Software seem to love them. 
Work @ Human Head 
(blatantly ripped from shacknews):

The Human Head Studios job page has been updated, listing the need for an experienced level designer. You need to be familiar with the Quake 3 or DOOM 3 engine and skills in Lightwave or 3D Studio Max are highly preferred.

http://www.humanhead.com/headhunt.htm#jobs

(if this is a repeat i apologize) 
Bleh 
HH is here in Wisconsin. Boring. Don't come here, take my word. 
Raven's 
Here in Wisconsin, too. I think Phait is telling you something, Scampie. 
Scampie? 
Yeah Raven is in Madison, but I've never been there. But I hear it's a nice city. Still, it's WI! 
From PlanetQuake 
Threewave Software Hiring Programmer
Community News | 10/10/2004 | 6:22 PST - Jube
Career minded gamers with programming experience with id or Valve technology should hustle themselves over to Threewave Software where they have announced that they are currently looking to hire a new programmer. Suitable applicants must be able to relocate to the Vancouver, Canada area. For a look at job requirements and details on applying for this position or Threewave jobs, visit the Threewave Software Careers page.
 
Hmm 
I think the US presidential election in November will determine whether I apply first to an American company or Splash Damage. 
I Hope The Rich Guy Who Went To Yale And Has A Powerful Family Wins 
[nt] 
Blitz: 
could you be more specific?

Or: What do you have against Nader? 
Hmmm 
If no one wins a plurality, could we leave that job vacant for four years? 
HeadThump 
You mean someone only becomes president if they have more votes than anyone else but less than half? That would make for some interesting strategy. 
 
This is not the Presendental Debate Thread. And this forum has nothing to do with politics anyway, drop it fellas before we get too off topic and into a huge stupid flame war that has nothing to do with mapping. 
Vote... 
... Scampie for president !!! ;)) 
But I Was Just Saying ... 
... never mind. 
EA UK Looking For Graduates 
I have a friend who works for EA in the UK. They make shit games but apparently it's a really nice company to work for. If you're a graduate with computer games knowledge then they want to hear from you. If you mail me I can probably put in a good word for you, too. 
Er... 
...but doing what? Toiling in their underground sugar caves? 
Yes 
That and being a graduate trainee. They want anyone with computer skills who's smart and has an interest in computer games. Programming experience would help, as would mapping / graphics experience, which is why I pass on the note. 
Who Cares About The Company... 
it's who you work with.
besides its stable and im sure you get a decent health package and all that crunk.

EA in vancouver is also hiring

as is Rockstar games last I heard...that might be done now, not sure. 
Mapper Needed 
I need a someone to help me with mapping stanards and working out my normal dm, arena, and CTF scripts for my mod. And of course, writing original maps for it, one or more of these options.

You can contact me through the javascript link on my site: http://planetquake.com/ud/

as 
Blackpope 
You should care to the company as well !!! I agree it's really enjoyable to work with a good team, with good guys, nevertheless, working into a good company is at least really important: who would like to be involved into a project which will be closed due to a lack of ressources ??? Nobody I presume.... 
And... 
.. the more if you will be fired then... 
 
<Q> who would like to be involved into a project which will be closed due to a lack of ressources ???

then why gripe about Electronic Arts, if one company isn't going to bankrupt anytime soon it's that one. 
Blackpope 
granted, I haven't followed the discussion, but a publisher's financial status don't really secure a given project. I'm willing to bet that one of the reasons EA is so fuck-off big is that they are willing to can projects that don't give them a guaranteed break-even. 
In Short... 
I'm willing. 
Break Even 
Ahahaha. EA isn't in the business of breaking even. People from EA keep comming by campus and they'll all tell you that EA lives by focus group thinking. And if your idea doesn't have million+ seller written all over it, they aren't interested. 
I Mean.. 
... that being a big company never secure yourself from stopping a project due to lack of ressources, or just because they guess it will not be finacially intereseting !! I work into microelectronic design, and it's rather current in big companies (like Texas, IBM, Philips, and Motorola... I've many experiences like tese...) to start a project, and suddenly to stop it because there is in fact no possible client, or just due to a management change... never forget this.... 
If You're Thinking Of Working For EA... 
 
Employment law in the UK is a lot tighter than in the US, of course.

That doesn't stop EA being bastards :) 
Afaik 
the EA in canada is like dreamjob for all those who apply. Sure its a giant super mega gumbo-Corp, but I think they kinda fear the wrath of our WCB. 
EA Canada 
Do you really want to work for a company desperate to use you up and screw you over if only they could find a way? 
Pushplay 
Seems like it's that or get out of the games industry. At least EA isn't going bust tomorrow. 
I Need A Job 
If you're working on a project that needs someone for sound design or soundtracks, let me know. People in the community will tell you they are generally happy with the music I've done for them.

(except for biff who insisted I work some kind of gothic church organ part into an industrial tune that used Doom 3 sounds in it. sorry dude I failed you ;)) 
Bl1tz 
never makes songs longer than 30 seconds, so make sure your levels aren't very long. ^_^ 
Blitz 
What, like paid work? 
Gamedev Working Conditions Blahblah Link 
Rocksteady Studios Looking For Contractors 
We�re a small developer based in North London, England, looking for people to work under fixed-term contracts on a console fps title.

Mappers might be interested in a level design position, which is basically speccing out a level as a document, placing entities and scripting. Note that you wouldn�t be making level geometry directly � that�s all done in Max by dedicated artists. Experience essential, but it doesn�t have to be industry experience (i.e. if you�ve made a decent map, that counts :]).

We�re also looking for artists (Max and Photoshop).

For information and applications, please mail jobs@rocksteadyltd.com.

Feel free to post here or chat to me in #tf if you have informal questions, but bear in mind I�m just a lowly coder and might not be able to answer!

Also, please don�t forward this on other forums, we�re trying to keep the number of applications limited for now.

Thanks! 
Maj 
I assume this means relocation? 
Jago 
Yah, sorry, should have said. You'd be required to work in the office.

In case it's useful, we're 2 minutes from Finchley Central tube station, right above a pub and Dominoes (yay!). 
Maj 
that's old argonaut people, no? 
Wrath 
Yup. Press release here has more info: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/news.php?aid=6308 
Maj 
' kind of shooter is it? between you, me, and the rest of the internet -- is it something honest-to-god good or is it gonna be another run-of-the-mill one? 
Also, 
for those of you playing at home, pay attention now. this is where we find out of the company is any good to work for. 
The Question Is Not What I Can Say 
It's whether or not you can believe me. 
 
if you seem sincere, why wouldn't I? 
For Those Playing At Home... 
If you're going to be picky and choosey about a company just because they make 'run-of-the-mill' games, you're not someone who will come into the industry and survive.

Be picky choosey on what type of people they have working for them, how much influence over decisions you'll have, what you'll be paid... Get a job with a company you like working with. Coming in expecting to make Quake and Katamari Damacy and big selling original games all the time only is completely naive. 
What He Said 
And (if you're just trying to get into the industry initially) being picky choosey at all is rolling the dice IMO, unless you have quite the portfolio. 
So, Basically, 
take what you get? 
Lol... 
even with preview, i still missed the post. :P
that should be "take what you can get?" 
If You're Trying To Get A First Job In The Industry 
you need to take what you can get to some extent.

The "to some extent" is modifiable, based on your overall level of expertise, up-to-date skills, flexibility, body of work, and demonstratable talent. 
Also 
pjw used the word 'demonstrable' in a proper context, which is nice. But he misspelled it, which isn't :( 
Wrath 
Are you baiting me? I can't give out information, and that has nothing to do with the developer. 
Scampie 
you missed my point.

I'm not interested in the game, I was actually kind of looking to see if Maj was gonna let on wheter or not the company was completely delusional or not.

And pjw, something else. In this industry, with salaries the way they are -- and given the general approach to creative scheduling, being picky choosey is the only way you're gonna avoid being assfucked with your pants still on. because this is, for the most part -- the overwhelming part, not a good place to be. so maybe you're better of being picky choosey and not getting in as an entry level piss-ant than just jumping in, 'cause HEY! it's game development!

this is a little bit symptomatic for many industries with lots of people pushing their hungry faces to the glass window. if you're TRYING to get in, you'll take whatever shit happened to float your way and then you hold on to it, cling to it, all the way to the process plant. then you ride it down, strangelove-style, towards the concrete. hollering all the way. And maybe you're in the industry, so good for you. but for fuck's sake, will you look at yourself? you're sitting on a turd!

Scampie is correct though, immensely and astronomically correct. The people at the company, influence and responsibility, those are things I'd look for if I wanted to get back in into the industry. (and coincidentally, future ambitions. that's a little bit what I was baiting Maj to let on, if the place felt like "nyargh, this is getting us nowhere with this crap game." or if he went "I can't say much, but it's gonna be great -- everybody is stoked, this is furthering us as a company!") 
Heh 
Kell: I was a bit unsure on that, but was in a hurry. Don't know if not being in a hurry would have made much of a difference...

Wrath: maybe you're better of being picky choosey and not getting in as an entry level piss-ant than just jumping in, 'cause HEY! it's game development!

That statement is quite correct for some people in some situations (and it sounds like you're one of them), but others are willing to endure a little prison-lovin' to one degree or another, for a more-or-less limited period of time, solely in order to get into game development. I'm not saying that's right or wrong, but it's reality at the moment.

My first job in this industry was three hours away from my house. I would say goodbye to my wife on Monday morning, sleep on the floor under my desk (literally) on a thermarest pad for four nights, and then come home Friday evening. I did that for almost two years while I made Q3 levels in the evenings and expanded my portfolio. Thank God there were on-site showers.

Does that make me a stupid fuck? Maybe. But I'd do it again. I love making games. 
Pjw 
hey, I'm not trying to piss in anybody's face, if you feel you're ok with it, fine by me. the thing for me though is, I've done that once, and I don't feel like doing it again for just any little buttfuck outfit... If I were to be part of a start-up myself, able to influence my own and others work situation, I'd probably take alot of under-the-desk nights. and I'm not trying to be mr. game development here, I spent a year and a half in the industry -- but I think if I'd get back in today, I'd be way more valuable than a freshman -- 18 months can be much of an experience, they were for me. so, yeah -- I'm choosey, I can afford to be because one, I'm not desperate. And two, I'll bring something to the table.

The thing though, is that when you're being pissed on, chances are you'll get out sooner rather than later. my advice to anyone looking to get into the industry is to either make sure it's a good place -- don't take any shit just because you're doing games -- or don't fucking get in. get an education instead, and polish your portfolio in the evenings until you can be choosey. 
Well About About Kids Like Me? 
I have another semester left here at Central Michigan University and would really like to break into the industry but I'm lost. I'm getting a degree in Info Tech with a Multimedia speciality, and a minor in Journalism. I figured while the journalism minor won't be too appealing, it will still look good with employers cause it will show I know how to write well. (Sham don't say anything cause I know what you're thinking)

Are there internships or anything? I've looked and I just get lost. There isn't anyone on campus that I can get advising on for this profession, which is rather lame considering it's a multibillon dollar business. Most everyone who has been around since Qboard has gotten in, so what advice do you guys have? Help a 22 year-old kid would ya? 
 
many companies have interships, and that's a great way to break in if you're up for it.

my advice to anyone looking to get into the industry is to either make sure it's a good place -- don't take any shit just because you're doing games -- or don't fucking get in. get an education instead, and polish your portfolio in the evenings until you can be choosey.

Exactly, see if the place has good people you like working with. EA will scoop you up and eat your soul if you 'just want in the game dev industry', but then you'll be in and out. Other smaller companies can also put the whips to their employees and you want to be sure to avoid that... big questions to ask are 'what time am I required to be at my desk daily?' and 'how well do you guys deal with crunch times?'. be sure you're not required a 12 hour day with crunch all the time.

any game you work on can be rewarding also... as long as you're not just 'the guy who makes the seats that a placed by anouther guy into the statium a modeler made to place on the field some other guy made'... go for a company that let's you do things and you can make decisions on wht you're doing, what it does, etc etc. being a cog isn't what you want. 
For Internsips 
Where would one look or call? A quick glace through Monster.com for video game seemed to bring up some stuff, but they are mostly just positions, not internships specifically. I actually need to complete an internship to get my degree so that's specifically what I am looking for.

I figured, and based on the discussion above, I can't be choosey cause I'm just an entry level grunt with only amature experience, nothing on a shipping title. 
 
Just email a bunch of companies you know (using whatever their jobs@ or whatever contact is given for such) with your resume asking if they offer any interships 
Wrath 
I'm choosey, I can afford to be because one, I'm not desperate. And two, I'll bring something to the table. Good for you. Seriously. <--Not sarcastic in the slightest.

I think we're making the same argument from slightly different starting points. Bottom line: Be as picky as you can afford to be.

(Prod, my biggest advice is simply Make Cool Shit. Using most-recent tech/engine is usually a good thing. You do that and you will get hired; assuming you're at least able to communicate via rudimentary grunts and plants don't wilt from your unwashed bod. :) If your Shit's Cool enough, you *can* be picky.) 
Agreed 
I agree with pjw -- go make something. I applied for a job at EA, just kinda hoping I might get in on a long shot, but I realized my best maps were Quake maps, and that probably isn't going to fly for potential employers. So right now I'm down in the trenches, hurling brushes like they were grenades, trying to win the war.

Prod -- we all know you. The best advice for you mate is to just not think or worry about all this stuff before you've even put a map together. Go make some cool stuff, and the jobs will follow. 
Prod, My Dear 
forget about gamedev, even tho u supposedly dont mind some anal fun, journalism is far better 
It All Depends On What You End Up Doing. 
As someone says "Making chairs or shoes" etc won't help you in the long term. So if you find yourself in that situation, the company is putting their interests ahead of your career then I would start looking for another job immediately.

Don't bother feeling loyalty towards them. Leave as soon as you can. They will do the same to you.

Personally - I wouldn't bother, making games can be extremely stressful and unrewarding especially if you are working on a shit or average game (which you probably will be given the odds). I would just stick to playing games if.... I could go back in time. 
Looking For Mapper Texture Artist 
We Are Currently Looking For A Mapper Texture Artist For Our Upcomming Game Terror Xero
if you might be interested and would
like to find out more email me at alienheretic@earthlink.net
Subject: Terrror Xero
and ill fill ya in on the details 
Sounds Formal 
 
Super Villain Studios 
http://www.supervillainstudios.com/enlist2.htm

Super Villain Studios is looking for a level designer. They want some experiance with 3D Studio Max, plus some level design experiance... which basically translates to any of you Quake guys who have at least some experiance with Max and a handful of levels to show off, this would be a good opportunity to get in somewhere. It's full time, so you'd be moving out to California, where the sun is warm and the babes are hot, woo woo! 
More EA Fun 
http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=6953

"as much as I don't like what's been said about our company and our industry, I recognize that at the heart of the matter is a core truth."

ie: it's 100% true and I can't find a way to contradict it. 
Tip. 
Don't worry about getting into gamedev Prod. Just enjoy mapping and they will come to you. 
Californ-eye-a 
where the sun is warm and the babes are hot and the rent is high and the mud is sliding and the earth is quaking and the governor is Austrian 
Web Designer Required 
I'm looking for a web designer to create a portfolio site for my current and future level design work.

If you are interested, please email me (bdwooding -at- gmail.com) with examples of your work, business terms etc. 
Yay 
i'm writing an email btw, everyone shutup 
Rofl 
The VOD hath spoken, anyone who even dares open an e-mail client/webpage will feel the full wrath of Russian Vodka crazed arse raping! 
VOD 
Vondur Of Death? 
Splash Damage Hiring 
News taken from PlanetQuake:

Splash Damage (Enemy Territory: Quake Wars), are currently looking to hire an Animator, Gameplay Programmer, Texture Artist and a Level Designer. These positions are full-time salaried with excellent benefits, and based in their offices in London, England.

Jobs URL = http://tinyurl.com/d36qs 
Oh, Yeah 
NOW they're hiring a level designer. I was kind of intrigued by the idea of moving to London but a month ago all they needed was a texture guy. 
Yeah But. 
You'd have to ride the bomb riddled Tube. 
Quake 3 Fan 
Anyone create maps for Quake 3 for a fee? If so, how much? 
Yes I Can 
1000$ a map.

Cash up front.

I have guns if you mess around. 
Serious Rick? 
I don't map for Quake 3, but the best mappers for it visit this board alot. 
Rick 
I could do the map for you, or any of the other people that are even better could do it as well. I think the pricing would vary on your expectations for map size/detail or effort in general. I think you need to post first with what price range is acceptable, and what you want/how/when you want it. 
Or 
save your money and pick out some freebies to play with

http://lvlworld.com/ 
Yeah 
paying someone money to make you a map is just stupid, unless you're intending to use it for some shady commercial gain yourself (which is illegal as fuck btw). 
 
hey kinn, stop scaring off potential investors! 
 
Not only do we offer maps at func. We can also arrange for "problems" to be "removed." Alternatively, have "an accident."

Shambler also offers scandinavian massages. 
 
Shambler also offers scandinavian massages.

Yes, and I want my money back. 
Kinn 
so we have to conclude Shambler's massage are not good :P 
 
Is it a plane? A bird?

No, it's Captain Obvious. 
Wrath 
It's only Kinn point of view... Maybe SM addicts would like Shamy's massages ! Who know ? 
 
... and his sidekick, Dyslexia-boy. 
Hey Guys 
thank dog you're here! I went to the Funk Massage board by mistake.

(A Dyslexic man walks into a bra, etc etc...) 
Ok That Made Me Laugh 
You owe me a new car! 
 
well played, sirrah! 
 
can u get more boring than playing gramma police all the time please 
Uh... 
technically, "u" can. 
 
English, motherfucker?! Do you speak it? 
Wha-what ?!? 
 
Say 'What' One More Time 
I dare you, I double-dare you! 
What 
Can I play too? 
Eh, Er, 
what! 
What ? 
What ! 
What = 
what

1.
a. Which thing or which particular one of many: What are you having for dinner? What did she say?
b. Which kind, character, or designation: What are these objects?
c. One of how much value or significance: What are possessions to a dying man?
2.
a. That which; the thing that: Listen to what I tell you.
b. Whatever thing that: come what may.
c. Informal. Something: I'll tell you what.
d. Nonstandard. Which, who, or that: It's the poor what gets the blame.


adj.

a. Which one or ones of several or many: What college are you attending? You should know what musical that song is from.
b. Whatever: They soon repaired what damage had been done.
c. How great; how astonishing: What a fool!


adv.

How much; in what respect; how: What does it matter?


conj.

That: I don't know but what I'll go.


interj.

a. Used to express surprise, incredulity, or other strong and sudden excitement.
b. Chiefly British. Used as a tag question, often to solicit agreement.


Idioms:
what for Informal

A scolding or strong reprimand: The teacher gave the tardy student what for.

what have you

What remains and need not be mentioned: a room full of chairs, lamps, radios, and what have you.

what if

a. What would occur if; suppose that.
b. What does it matter if.

what it takes

The necessary expertise or qualities needed for success: She has what it takes to be a doctor.

what's what Informal

The fundamentals and details of a situation or process; the true state or condition.

what with

Taking into consideration; because of: �I've often wondered why some good crime writer... hasn't taken up with New Orleans, what with its special raffishness, its peculiar flavor of bonhomie and a slightly suspect charm� (Walker Percy). 
That Is As Far From Samual L 
As it gets, so you missed the answer by, maybe an entire Universe. But a cheer for the effort you put in.

"That's DAMN good ale! It will get you messed up!" 
Voodoo...etc... 
Nice copy-paste from a dictionnary... You know, I have one in case I'm unable to understand something... and I know that sometimes it's not enough... but please, don't consider me as a idiot please... 
Oh... I Forgot.. 
.. to mention I was just joking... (note for those who were able to think I was serious ;)...) 
Starbreeze Is Looking For A Level Designer 
http://www.starbreeze.com/jobs.jsp

if you're perpared to relocate to sweden... 
Work At EPIC 
EPIC has a load of job positions open at the moment:

* Concept Artist
* FX Artist
* High-Res Modeler
* Level Designers
* Motion Graphics
* Graphic Designer
* Programmers
* Texture Artist
* 3d Texture and Environments Graphics Artist
* Lead Artist/Graphics Designer

See http://www.epicgames.com/epic_jobs.html 
Christ 
Why can't they split their graphic design shit into print and game seperately? As if I know 3DS max or Flash. 
Raven Looking For Some LDs 
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/jobs_display.php?job_id=7345

Raven Software is looking for 2 experienced level designers to create and implement levels for an exciting, currently unannounced title!

Responsibilities:

� Create, organize, and implement layouts and walkthroughs for all levels (puzzles, enemy placement, etc.)
� Analyze and debug levels as necessary
� Work in a team environment to critique and provide input on other levels
� This position reports directly to the Design Lead

Qualifications:

� Experienced in level design and implementation for console (Xbox, PS2) and PC platforms.
� Experience with 3D Studio Max
� Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills


Anyone who can show some a good competence for gameplay, a few decent maps to show off, some level of scripting/programming knowledge and a decent attitude could easily do this job. If you've got a couple of the following; some good Quake3 maps (or even some awesome Q1/Q2 SP maps), something of a decent D3/HL2 sp map, any experiance with 3d Max/other 3d packages, willingness to move to Madison, WI... you've probabally got a shot at this. 
Scampie 
I'm willing to move to Madison. Does that qualify me? :) 
A Bit Of A Question... 
I have decided to stop hoarding all the unreleased stuff on my computer and put it towards something, and am thinking of applying at a local company which has been advertising for a while.

I might not have as good a portfolio to show off as lots of other people around here, but I figure I may as well give it a shot because I lose nothing by trying. So that said, what do people normally send with applications? 
Hello 
A cover letter, a CV (probably a link to one online) as well as a link to your online portfolio which contains brief descriptions, screenshots, and download links.

Trondm3 please. 
Yah 
Thanks RPG. Trondm3 is just about finished on the harddrive, feel bad since we had that deal and all but I am focusing all my energies on building stuff in d3 at the moment to add to portfolio, only breaking for that for speedmapping to relax. 
Also 
This is probably sort of obvious, but be sure to highlight your best most-recent-engine stuff first in your portfolio, for those with short attention spans who might be looking at it. I've seen some portfolios that are structured temporally and contain everything in the cupboard, which is a bad idea.

And if you're making D3 engine stuff, pull your damn light centers out. [/pet peeve] 
 
I once built a d3 map and didn't pull out the centers and it came to life and killed pjw's family and raped his mother.

Please don't forget kids, it's no joke, light centers are there to be poked. 
Yeah 
what pjw said. don't send everything and the kitchen sink. three really good maps, or even parts of maps, in different styles, to show your versatility. 
Pjw/wrath: 
oops, so i should probably clean this up a bit, eh? :P

http://www.celephais.net/cv/portfolio.htm 
Yeah, Probably... 
I'd probably chop it just above Cube, and link to the other stuff.

You also might consider reorganizing a bit to highlight the fact that you can do texture work and code-ish stuff as well as typical level design. That sort of jack-of-all-trades quality is valuable since you're less dependent on others' skills dictating your workflow...maybe just say something explicit about it at the beginning (or, if nothing else, make it obvious in your cover letter). 
Pjw: 
Thanks for the feedback. Actually, it's obvious in my resume itself. The portfolio is level-design centric becuase that's the kind of position I'd been applying for. 
We Sell The Nexteli930...$120 
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We Sell The Nexteli940...$110 
So ner! 
Mapping Competition 
$1,750 in prize money

Make a Q4 1on1 map to be used in tourney competition. First through third places get money, at least $250. check it out:


http://www.fragarcade.com/news/53/ 
QuakeRemix -- Quake 1 Remixed For Quake 4 And Doom 3 
We're looking for:

** Mappers
** Skinners
** Animators
** Others that just want to help with the project!

You can check out whats been going on and how everyone feels about it on our site or here:

http://www.doom3world.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=13875
http://www.quakeremix.com

Drop me a line if you're interested (obwando@quakeremix.com)
We're getting a lot of traffic (~250,000 hits this month so far) and theres a lot of good buzz going on about it. So if you are looking for a good project to put under your belt, join us!

There are 2 versions to be released of this mod. The Doom 3 version and Quake 4 version

--OBWANDO 
The Most Interesting Is... 
...but... 
... how can it look so ugly ?? 
Obwando 
http://www.celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=1&start=9682
read and improve

btw: traffic and buzz does not make a good project. 
I Agree With JPL 
They actually managed to make Quake look worse, with lower framerates, and Doom 3/Quake 4's clunky physics. I can't imagine anyone wanting to climb aboard that doomed ship.

Sorry Obwando, those maps look awful. The Quake textures are not going to lend themselves to looking good with normal & specular maps, especially if you have an amateur texture artist. Additionally, I suspect you're going to run into trouble rendering larger scenes that have water in them.

And finally, it's pretty ambitious to try and remake a game period. But remaking a full game for an engine that all but requires bump and specular mapping is downright insane for an amateur team.

The guys that are doing the Source engine remake of Half-Life are going to be working for at least another year I bet, and I doubt they are doing much in the way of normal/specular mapping.

Sorry to be negative, and by all means, if this is your passion then don't let my words stop you, but I think you're not being realistic. 
Black Mesa Source 
The shots of that actually look really quite good. However, I wonder if it will ever get beyond the few nice screenshots and renders stage.

I hope so, but remaking a game, especially something like Half-life, is not a task to be taken lightly.

Anyway, good luck with the Quake project, OBWANDO. 
OBWANDO: By The Way... 
I have just one question...

Do you honestly think that this: http://www.quakeremix.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album02&id=update&op=modload&name=Gallery&file=index&include=view_photo.php&PHPSESSID=058499368874cd731fb17ebd0a6fe9ec

looks better than this: http://than.spawnpoint.org/files/quake_start.jpg ?

If not, why are you putting up map screenshots now? Also, I take it you have seen Tenebrae? http://tenebrae.sourceforge.net/shots8/quake00064.jpg

Personally, I think the original Quake shot looks better than both QuakeRemix and Tenebrae, although that's a matter of taste and is completely subjective. Tenebrae has the potential to produce attractive graphics, but as with the Doom 3 engine, you need good assets, and that is going to take time. 
Erm 
Than 
do you think he has any clue at all? 
 
when I saw those shot first time, I thought it was a bad joke, really 
Hexen : Edge Of Chaos 
Hexen : Edge of Chaos needs a mapper or two. It's a really outstanding Quake 4 total conversion with lots of talent (not including me, heh) and we're pushing to get some content out soon to rekindle interest.

Unfortunately two mappers just left the team because of real life stuff, so we're down to just myself and another mapper at the moment. I'd really like someone from #tf/func who knows how to make a fun SP map, and who has experience with Q3, D3, or Q4. I don't want to end up working with some Counter-Strike mapper who has never opened Radiant before.

So if you have some free time, and you're looking to get into Q4 mapping in a medieval/Hexen theme, send me an e-mail or talk to me on IRC, and I will give you the details.

Here's some shots :

http://edgeofchaos.planetdoom.gamespy.com/media.htm 
Didn't That Use To Be In Doom 3? 
Why did you shift that mod to Q4 from D3? 
Dude Blitz 
I would totally be down for a Hexen mod, but I don't have the time (right now) or Q4 (which I don't think I'll be getting as long as its price is > $10.00.) But I really, really wanted to map for that mod when it was for D3. :(
GL! 
Darsana ~ Standalone Medieval FPS (using Darkplaces Engine) 
Hello, I'm a coder who is creating a
standalone open ended multiplayer game. The game's name is Darsana and is set in a medieval fantasy world. I'm currently looking
for people who are willing to bring the game to life, and especially mappers (Quake1/Quake3 maps).

Currently the game for the most part is coded and includes such weapons as
daggers, clubs, broadswords, battleaxes, longbows, crossbows, fire, lightning, and leech staffs, mana and
health potions, explosive arrows, and a buckler. It is
using the Darkplaces engine and is using Quake3 maps
and models.

The current URL is:

http://darsana.ru1337.com


For some of the latest work with player models and
game dev here are some shots:

http://darsana.ru1337.com/workinpr...
http://darsana.ru1337.com/workinpr...

you can reach me via msn or my email at:

rampaging@ru1337.com

Take care.

~ Chris 
Links 
The links to your new fancy developer screenshots do not work and get dotted out.. 
 
http://darsana.ru1337.com/
workinprogress/ingame/
ingame2/dp000323.jpg

http://darsana.ru1337.com/
workinprogress/ingame/
ingame2/dp000311.jpg

The ... aint too nice, but hopefully you could be able to cut those together. 
Try This: 
 
ah thankyou, indeed I did :) 
For Anyone Interested In Getting Paid For Rolling Their Thumbs! 
http://www.shacknews.com/ja.zz?id=12079318

duke4ever team needs more people including level designers! 
Duke Who? 
 
Non Paying - Mod Help 
Hey guys,

My mod for quake 1 is recruiting. Details can be found here - http://forums.gamedesign.net/viewtopic.php?p=216303#216303

very relaxed and fun.

this is non-paying, and will eventually be open asset library. 
Kedhrin: 
Some of that stuff looks pretty nice. Good luck finding some help. 
Colored Lighting Is Nicely Done There 
 
Kedhrin 
I don't know what you've done, but it looks very good compared to 90% of the graphics updates around there. :) It's somehow not too "clean".

Maybe some of the bumps are a bit extreme. (rivets, the "scales" blue metal floor.)

Although it's hard to say all this from a few darkish shots. 
 
good luck mate :) but i just now how to map and few...ehehe 
Texture Artists - Quake2 Retexture Effort 
Hi,

Over the past few weeks, I've been working on a comprehensive Quake2 retexture effort. The project is based on the work of several defunct retexture efforts, plus a few hundred textures of my own.

What makes this project different:

I am a programmer. Thus, the project has the benefit of proper revision control (Subversion), project build files (GNU Make), and various shell scripts to aid with texture creation and organization (identifying duplicate textures, generating html tables of old vs new textures, etc.). I think a major limiting factor of prior retexture efforts is a lack of programming experience required to organize such a large collection of source files.

Lowest-common-denominator compatibility with available game engines. The textures are all scaled 1:1 with their original counterparts, and are all uncompressed RGBA Targa files. This means they require no special scaling tricks or image compression libraries. Virtually all modern Quake2 engines will be able to utilze these textures as drop-in replacements. They are already known to work with R1GL, AprQ2, and Quetoo.

These are not high-resolution textures, they are instead true-color replacements. Preserving texture image size with the original game textures makes texture creation considerably faster, while still yielding a worthwhile visual improvement over the palleted .wal format. You'll be able to produce textures rapidly. This is an opportunity to accomplish a great deal and provide the community with a comprehensive retexture pak.

Contributing artists will be fully credited for their work on the project homepage and in any accompanying documentation at release time. The project has not yet been announced to the public.

The project homepage can be found here:
http://jdolan.dyndns.org/trac/wiki/Retexture

I may be reached at jdolan at jdolan dot dyndns dot org, or in #quetoo on Freenode. Thanks! 
UD200 Mod 
I had some contacts with Shadowalker for some times, and he is looking for serious mappers in order to develop a pack for his mod. You will find specifications and precisions there:

http://uddev.quakedev.com/

You can email him at alex_shadowalker@yahoo.com if you are interested, and if you want to join his project based on UD200 mod.. 
Oh 
That LORDHAVOC STOLE MY CODE-whiner? 
 
"That LORDHAVOC STOLE MY CODE-whiner?" Ever heard of the term ethics. Guess not. You lack any moral center. haha
........................................................

You can do so much more than any other mod. I need to work with a mapper to work out what mappers will need before I make a offical release.

as 
XRUCIFIX: Help Us Build Your Nightmares [PAID] 
Wanted:
We�re interested in having rough sketches, worded designs and ideas brought to life in �level blueprints� by designers skilled in capturing and exploiting fun game play.

Qualifications required:
+) The understanding of what makes a map fun
+) The ability to translate ideas and concepts onto paper and into words
+) The ability to work with others and receive and act on constructive criticism
+) Level design in a FPS game for several years
+) Several completed levels, rated and downloadable for any FPS game

What is needed:
+) A detailed layout of a level on paper
+) A rough game play design may be required (will depend on the level)

What will be done with your work:
+) Artists will use your game play design insights to craft an environment based on the design assistance you�ve provided.

What will you get out of it:
+) Payment
+) Credit

Contact:
Please feel free to email myself directly (mack@xrucifix.com) with your portfolio and rates. Any general questions can be also emailed to me. 
Uhm 
So, I thought some background info about xrucifix/Two Guys Software would be interesting.

As you can see at their website, xruuuu were the ones who compiled and sold the Quake-derivate standalone game Eternal War: Shadows of Light.
http://xrucifix.com/modules.php?name=Eternal_War

Eternal War ripped a lot of stuff from our fellow Quake hobby-developers and even commercial games. Eternal War was sold (for money that is).

Just for your information. 
Xruuuu = Xrucifix 
forgot to fix that. oops. 
According To Marketing Research 
The most profound letter in the alphabet that people tend to focus on and remember best is X. 
RE: Uhm 
The artwork, sounds, programming, etc. used in Eternal War: Shadows of Light were used with permission by authors before being placed in the game. 
RE: RE: Uhm 
Perhaps it was used with permission, but I know at least 1 person that didnt get credited nor paid for any of the work he did for Two Guys Software. 
RE: RE: Uhm 
If they didn't recieve any credit then they should contact me directly (mack@xrucifix.com) and I would be more than happy to work something out with them. 
Hahahaha 
Well that person is ME. And I have talked to you several times after this and I have yet to get at least SOME credit for all the work I did. And having my name in TINY TINY TINY letters in one of the 4-5(?) loading screens is not what I call proper credit. 
RE: Hahahaha 
We've already went through this several times as well. Your name is listed in the credits along with everyone elses all on the same page with the same font size and has the same exposure as everyone else. It's on page 3 of 3 in the demo and page 3 of 5 in the retail.

Here's a link to the image:
http://www.xrucifix.com/mack/pictures/pic3.jpg 
Christian Coders? 
Christian Computer Game Reviews I can understand, but Christian Coders?

Can you write blasphemous code?

while(jesus.isTrue()){
praise(SATAN);
Anyhoo... 
Getting this thread back onto topic, John Romero is looking for a level designer for his new company:

Details are on http://rome.ro/ or at http://slipg8.com/ 
Hexen:) 
 
Hexen:) 
 
Hexen:) 
 
Hexen:) 
 
Hexen:) 
 
Hexen:) 
 
Hexen:) 
Jurrasic Park:) 
Job INeedAJob = New Job( ); 
http://drofmij.googlepages.com

I need a job, I'm looking for a general programming job (C++, PHP, MySQL, Java, etc.)

Do you have any suggestions as to where I should post my resume?

Is monster.com a good place? or is there somewhere more specifically programmer oriented? 
Your Resume 
Software Developer, Jerry Falwell Ministries, August 2006 to December 2006.

Oh man...did you actually get to meet Jerry Falwell? I would almost say that you should take that out of there because I'm afraid people would see that, get a shiver down their spine, and then close out their browser. 
Hmm 
10 REM Judgement Day Program
20 INPUT "Are you a homosexual?"$A
30 IF $A = "YES" THEN GOTO 40, ELSE GOTO 60
40 PRINT "God Hates You!"
50 END
60 PRINT "God Loves You!"
70 END

Been about 15 years since I last touched Basic so forgive the errors... 
[Jimbo] 
Is monster.com a good place ?
I think yes, it helps a lot of friend of minde to find a job. But don't focus only on monster: I'm sure there a re a lot of CV repositery services that could halp you, even locally... Anyway, I hope you'll find a job soon. Good luck 
About The CV 
you need to say what languages you used at your job(s) 
English, Mostly. 
... 
Harsh. 
Like a sailor. 
Fastsize 
Good spam! 
Fastspam 
Fast spam removal! 
Looking For Volunteers! 
Hello,

I am currently looking for a team to work with on a particular game. This game is going to be a First Person Shooter but I still don't have the men to create it with. If you're interested or if you need more information about this particular game. Then please take a few minutes to E-mail me , or message me on my MSN. (chief654@hotmail.com) 
Razic 
I doubt you will get any interested people this way. Take a few minutes to tell people about your game if you want a team. 
Tell Us About Your Game Here. 
Do it or noone will join. Noone's going to be bothered to email you and ask a bunch of questions:

We want to know THE THEME, we want to know THE GAMEPLAY, and maybe most important of all, we want to know why this isn't just a quick idea you had one evening which you will get bored of one week down the line and never finish! 
Can We Replace The Thread Topic Text With That Post Please? 
 
I Concur 
IT IS FOR A PROGECT DO NOT ASK WHAT THE PROJECT IS! 
PROJECT 
PROJECT YOUR SECRETS UNTO ME 
LOCATE 
LOCATE YOUR SECRETIONS WHEREFORE WE ARE PLEASED 
SECRETE 
I PROJECT SECRETIONS AND BECOME PLEASED (on your faces) 
 
Now you guys are in the spirit! 
Uhm 
WHAT? 
Okay 
I see this thread really works fine, and everyone is in the perfect shape.

Now, closer to the matter. I (the company i work for - nivalonline.com) need an outsource level designer who will help me to create environments for our MMORPG.

Requirements:
Good Maya skills.
Portfolio that will impress me (i.e. there should be visually attractive and fun to play levels for any game you have made custom or professional content or nicely done models).
You must have enough free time to do the job.
Ability to quickly learn our wicked in-house editor (which is still being made).
Good interweb connection (a lot of data's going to be transferred to you).

What we offer:
Just some extra bucks (will discuss this later) and a lot of professional experience ;)

Contact: vondur [@] gmail.com 
OMG 
MMORPG VON BBQ. 
Indeed 
I just want to find out what it is... very intriguing!

I'm already doing an after hours project and am too busy playing THAT mmo though (you know the one!) Free time is nonexistant! 
OMG 
welcome to the guild, frib! :D 
Wow 
Now all I need is free time and Maya skills! 
Sounds Like 
it would be a bitch to explain to the IRS 
IRS? 
Pah, I would just accept payment in vodka and Russian hookers. 
Id Looking For Leveldesigner... 
Yeah They Must Have Heard 
that the lun is on the move. 
Wanting To Make A Quake 1 Mod, Need Mappers And Coders 
Hello everyone,

I am wanting to create a new mod for Quake that is team based, each team has 3-4 "tickets" or areas within the map that they control, if 1 person from the opposing team stands within their enemies ticket area that area will slowly turn sides and be owned by the opposite team, depending on the amount of enemies standing in the ticket area depends on how fast it changes to their ticket. It also has to have custom classes besides the standard Quake guy equipped with shotgun, nailgun, lightning gun etc.. and have different attributes per class, scouts can jump higher, move faster better camoflauge, assault has more armor, heavier weapons but can jump as high or run as fast as a scout. I also want a stamina meter per class ala HalfLife's suit power level. I was wanting to use the "Navy mod" weapons which can be found on Quake Terminus.

The maps would need to be open and constructed not to create much of a bottle neck feel between main bases and ticket areas.

If you have any questions please email me at phenom@evilpsp.com or reply to the thread over at quakeone.com (http://www.quakeone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24244#post24244)

Happy Fragging! :) 
What Would Your Role On This Project Be? 
 
Anyone Notice 
that the url gets cut off, but it isn't even a url due to the ( 
 
Anything that's too long gets cut off, url or not. Suchasthisreallylongsentencewhichyouprobably wontbeabletoread,amIright?

Or I'm wrong. 
 
The URL would still get cut off, but at least it would turn into a proper link without the (. 
Question 
What would it take to interest any of you fellows to work on maps for Prydon Gate? You ought to know what it is, squeal if not. It does have a mapping guide, a list of official quest maps (or atleast areas) to make, or one could just make inofficial quests as seen by the ELF team, even though it'd be neat if the main game had some progress, not just the (awesome) "fan stuff" :) 
Urre: 
Good question. Unfortunately, everyone has their own priorities when deciding what game/mod to map for, but it's generally hard to get people to map for games/mods that they don't actually play (or even know about.)

So maybe just promoting the mod would help, since there is fairly little communication or advertisement across the different quake communities. I'm sure many people here haven't heard of it. In fact, I didn't know it was still in development after I once played it 3-4 years ago. 
A Little Link... 
... would help ! 
Well... 
"Being in development" is far from what I'd call it. It's been kept alive by various people occasionally jumping out and screaming "why are there no prydon maps" and/or some models/sounds being made at random intervals, mostly by Chillo. There's a thread on I3D where Chillo is posting shots of (tons) of new models he's made for it. Frik did a lot of behind the scenes work a year ago (ish, my conception of time is not the best), but none of that has really been "put to use", as there are no maps.

The ever so beautiful homepage for prydon can be found here: http://www.inside3d.com/prydongate/

and the aforementioned thread with shots of Chillos models is here: http://forums.inside3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=643

The mod has pretty much always had a fanbase of some sort, sadly however consisting mostly of people complaining about the lack of maps, but never doing anything about it. If you manage to track down Frik on your irc channel of choice, or I3D pm, I'm sure you can also get access to the dev wiki, mapping guide and the greatly enhanced unreleased beta version (1.5 I think was the version). Happy breathin'! 
Prydon Gate 
I tried it years ago and didn't like it. Now I thought it became better, tried again and didn't like it either. The controls are just too stupid, the mouse feels like I have to move it through mud (and does not listen to "sensitivity"). The inventory and other menu stuff, well, a mouse driven thing would be much much nicer (even if it used the same menu).
I hope 1.5 is much better. :> 
Mouse Sensitivity... 
...is controlled by some other cvar, not sensitivity, and unfortunately I don't remember what that might be. 
My Cursor Moves Slow 

If you're playing SP or you are the server in a multiplayer game, type "sv_maxspeed *" where * is a number higher than 320. The default is 320. If your mouse moves to fast, type a lower number.


I've been browsing the Prydon Gate site. 
 
I want such mod/game in industrial/steampunk/post-apocalypse 
Hexen II Maps, Money 
Is there any chance of getting some Hexen II maps created. It's a great game - though it does have some wandering puzzles - and there's been a big effort at http://uhexen2.sf.net (mostly Linux but also Win32) recently to kill the final bugs.

Though i know it's tacky - would a $$ prize/competition make any waves.

I love this game. 
Well 
I personally MIGHT give it a shot IF all the nasty bugs were rooted out AND there was an upgraded engine that I could run it on - for example like FitzQuake. However, I personally think the game was a huge disappointment, and quit playing before I finished it, and so I'm not completely interested in mapping for Hexen 2.

Also, don't offer a Hexen 2 mapping competition (especially for $$), I don't think anyone would join it since there's close to 0% interest in Hexen 2 specifically. 
Hexen II Maps 
In H.o.T. the bugs are all gone. The main Dev has gone to riduculous lengths to kill anything that moved. including the little gamecode hiccups that occasionally pop up.

As far as upgraded engine goes - for large maps etc, I dunno about this one.

Main features are:
GL anti-aliasing, multi-textures, gl_constretch and glows, Fullscreen intermission/help-menus, vid mode switching and native AMD64 support (not trivial).

Mouse wheels are now supported (and weapon switching is nicely handled - before the stupid thing would switch to weapons with zero manna) which makes the challenging AI's more beatable. 
Hexenworld 
Oh yeah, we also have a nice 1st person camera... and Hexenworld isn't broken anymore. One of my few coding contributions was finding a illegal
nested C loop in the HW code which caused the game to segfault regularly with lightning weapons. 
I'm Interested In HexenII 
Awesome 
Nice big open maps from the look ;>
Should probably link to this site:
http://ravenhurst.raven-games.com/Main.shtml
Travis has told me in the past the project isn't dead... but the website is pretty quiet. 
Beta Tester ?? 
I'm looking for a third beta tester for my latest project. Trinca and JohnXmas are already involved. Is there anybody interested ? The first who will send an email will win ;) 
Awesome! 
Looking For Mappers 
Hello there.

Just thought I might post about a new custom map duel tournament that is entering the second season in 1-2 weeks, and if you're interested in having _your_ map played there, newly created or not, go to #kenya on Quakenet and say hello + URL to the map. The tournament will play out 10 maps during a 10 week time, one map every week, so you'll get your map played out by 10-20 players (usual signup rate) VS each other which makes for alot of matches. They will comment the map afterwards on our site: http://www.firstinsys.se/swing/kenya/

I'm also looking for 2on2-maps and trying to find ProdigyXL for some fixups with genocide.bsp (which could work for 2on2): The jumppads needs less messyness (look at q3dm6qw for perfect jumppads) and there needs to be a teleporter or some other way up to quad.

Thanks!

Email: molgrum at yahoo.se 
MVDSV? 
Hey guys... I'm in need of a starting map for MVDSV qw server but I don't have any idea. I think it should be small and not really playable but beautiful and maybe give access via teleport to single or multiplayer maps for example but maybe you have ideas?

Oh, I'll have a definitive logo soon to be incorporated in that too :D 
Forgot Email 
deurk at quakeonline dot net :P 
MVDSV 
is the shit. Guys, you'd be famous with this! 
 
i start a dm map this holidays ;) 
MVDSV Default Map 
You can also find me on Quakenet at #mvdsv if you need :D 
How Verbose Of You 
For those who aren't familiar with it, we are being exploited for our mapping enthusiasm!

http://www.quakeworld.nu/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2140 
Heh 
I love being exploited! Use me!

Well, I am working on some small floating egyptian (sock, as usual) castle thingies with lots of tricks and stuff. They float inside some canyon I grabbed from czg's snatch... errrr, snatched from czg's scraps. I'll release a build for suggestions somewhen soon. 
MVDSV (more Info) 
The more I think about it, the more I'd like the map to be kinda small, really good looking and full of tricks possibilities.

Plan would be to have a contest on it as soon as it is official to be able to get Pez do a MVDSV promotion movie on that map/tricks. 
 
I have a mod in the works for Quake 1 that, for now, I am calling Project Guilt Trip. As the title of this thread would suggest, it is a mod that is going to be a crossing between revolutionary First Person Shooter gameplay, and Fighting-game gameplay (in the spirit of Super Smash Brothers and Soul Calibur), while maintaining high-fantasy elements (quasi-mideval style classes) and strong action emphasis.

I've got a big plan for all of this, and I've actually got it in the works (programming wise), and its all going to be unique stuff. Truth is... I'm looking for help. I think I can handle a lot of the programming of it, but a second (and third if I can get it) pair of eyes looking the code over and extra pairs of hands putting code and ideas into action would be vastly appreciated.

Also, I could use some help with mapping, server streamlining, and game balance from experienced players willing to try something damn new and be a part of something that will, without a doubt in my mind, grow into a massive undertaking.

I won't go into very specific details here on this thread, but please, express your interest here so we can get in touch ^^

Thanks!

p.s. Oh, and by the way, this is all totally feasible stuff for the quake engine... in fact, its all not going to be that difficult to pull off! I've done a little research and practice with the engine... and it could work. I just need time, and some good, honest-to-god loving devotion and this will rock your socks off. 
Contact Me! 
You can get ahold of me for Project Guilt Trip at

Jollybootofdoom@hotmail.com

Please, any kind of help, from programmers, modelers, or just an experienced player's advice and input would be VASTLY appreciated. 
Heheh 
in fact, its all not going to be that difficult to pull off! I've done a little research and practice with the engine... and it could work.

I've heard that one before ;)

You really need to show that you have the ability to see the project through. In fact, sharing "specific details" is exactly what you need to do to get people interested and excited about working on the project. For example, what makes your FPS gameplay so "revolutionary"? 
Spectrum Vixen... 
...you might want to check out this:
http://qexpo2005.quakedev.com/booths.php?tag=renegadec
It has some of the elements you are looking to develop. Maybe contact Ren and see if he wants in or has some advice at least. 
Heh... 
First off.

Inertia: I'll bet you HAVE heard that before. I agree though, perhaps I should say something a leeetle more specific.

What makes this mod revolutionary... hmm, well imagine this: You just pop into the game on DM, and get raped in 3 seconds because everyone has a rocket launcher. "ookay..." you say, and respawn. Bam, you're blown to hell again. And again? Finally, you pick up a nailgun, but the nailgun sucks, so you get another rocket for christmas.

No. Thats not how this mod will work. Thats lame, and has always been lame. Now check this out: You spawn, and right off the bat, you're confronted with another newly spawned player. Grinning, you select your Explosives combat style, and whip out your grenade launcher. Your foe, however, decides that he wants to fill you full of holes, so he switches to Rapid Fire combat style, and takes out a nailgun. Deciding to take it easy for the first round, see what he can do, you bounce a grenade off the wall behind him, and send him flying across the room with a smug grin. As he soars, though, and as you do this, he's laying into you with his nailgun. Watching his arc and dodging his nails as best you can, you grit your teeth and press the SMASH button, your grenade launcher going into overdrive to pound a rocket from its barrel with a deranged THUNK, nailing him in the stomache. The rocket blast craters him into the ground with the force of its explosion, stunning him briefly to give you just the break from nail-dodging you need, and in you go, switching to Shotgun combat style. The half-second stun was all you needed: running in, you decide to just finish him, and tap that SMASH button again, smacking him with the super-doublebarrel shotgun, making him turn to chunky kibble, hatred painted on his face for you as his head flies off his shoulders.

Grinning, you glance down to your Combat guages, and see the Shotgun Combat guage at about 80%, and the Explosives combat guage at a firm 50%, both slowly returning to you at a rate of about 1 per half-second, and your health at about 30 or so. No sooner do you do so, than a demon bursts through the only exit of the room, bloodlust painted on his hellish visage, wings tucked tight around his hunched back.
"Shit! Shitshitshit..." and you switch to Slipgate (thank god you picked the Slipgate Warrior for your class!) and your Portal gun appears. The Demon, with his Scent ability, knew you and this other marine were duking it out not a moment ago, knows where to find you, and is probably at full-stamina, ready to rip you apart if you sit still to let him.

You aim at the wall at the opposite end of the room and squeeze your trigger, watching the fire-up sequence as you run like hell across the room. You hear the distinctive sound of the Demon's leap, and the flap of wings, and you know this is going to be close.

"Come on, come on you piece of shit!" you plead with the Portalgun as you're not ten feet from that wall and a dead end... heh, so to speak. Finally, it fires its telltale blue beam into the bricks, and as you finally reach the barrier, it opens the portal, and you leap through, just as the Demon hits the ground behind you, sending you flying out the other side of the gate into the room behind the wall, which was mostly quiet for the moment. Sitting, and breathing hard, you start picking nails out of your armor and watch your health bar steadily increase as you recover slowly. You'd get that hell-spawned bastard in a moment, once you picked that other marine's boot out of your ass. No such luck... he's respawned, and is looking mighty pissed-off at you. Selecting the Shotgun weapon set, you press your back to the wall, and wait for him to charge into the room, grinning like the devil, your finger on the smash key.

-------------------> 
For More Specificness... 
The mod will have a class system in which each class is DRASTICALLY different in gameplay style, and a balanced, non-linear combat system based on skill trees, different for each class. Each skill tree has different uses, and no weapons or attacks are redundant within it.

The basics:
Tree 1\
Tree 2 - The skills, weapons, and abilities
Tree 3/
Special: The attacks and abilities that are the class's special features, such as the fiend's Scent ability or the Slipgate Warrior's Portal ability. Each has at least two abilities that fall into this category; a normal one, and a "smash" one.

There are two triggers for each skill tree: Normal, and SMASH, with normal being less strenuous and often faster, and SMASH being more powerful and higher-costing, sometimes with special effects attatched.

No class needs to pick up weapons or ammo (though ammo in percent can be found, it normally regenerates normally, given time.) Each class has different uses of these bars, and some don't use the bar guages at all (for example, the Fiend's is stamina based, not bound to a percentile guage or a particular skill set, just one pool for it all).

And most of all, this is no side-scroller fighting game... this will be fully multiplayer friendly, with several game types integrated that enhance the high-fantasy theme of the mod (such as War and Siege, in which the players form two teams to take over the outposts of Quake; the levels you play in single player, in strategic realtime), all while remaining in the high-action gameplay of Quake 1.

There is gonna be two races (Humanity and Monsters) with Seven classes each, each and every class absolutely unique in gameplay style and controll settings. 
Tl;dr 
I never grin :( 
NEW! Small Episode - Deja Vu 
OK people, Ive made a six map mini episode using quoth. I have sent a copy to kell. So far I havent incorporated skyboxes (but will) and it probably needs a bit of tweaking here and there. I need some playtesting done, but dont want to host a final version online yet cause obviously its not finished. If anyone thinks theyre up for the job, then please email me and I will send you a copy, or leave your email address where I can see it on this messageboard and I will send you a copy. It uses a base theme mostly, lost of quoth demons on the later maps and kell's fury texture wad.

My address: trowbridge.richard@googlemail.com

Jolly Good! 
Need Mapper For A Trick Qw Map 
I need another mapper, Spirit is tired :D

I am planning on adding a new mode to KTX, race mode, which will probably be extended to olympics mode, a sort of olympics games for the qw engine. It will feature height jump, distance jump, speed race and other things.

I'd like an epic map to be created for that.
Got some ideas, but need someone to turn them into something playable :D

As usual, #ktx on irc or in the qw.nu forums...
;) 
I Really Really Want Some Testers! 
You people wouldnt want me to release an untested map would you?!?!?

Mail me for a copy 
Blimey Charlie! 
This thread is seldom used isnt it!

The map I have to be tested is not ^ (DejaVu), but another I have made since then. 
RickyT23 
I'll beta test for ya. My email is in my profile. 
Ricky 
well, we generally put beta requests in the "screenshots and betas" thread. 
FINE I'LL PLAY IT 
email in profile. 
Black Day's 
Hi, I need a mapper for a project based into the engine of Quake 2.

ThiS project is named Black Day's.

Contact me :

kain_rv@hotmail for MSN.

RVkain@gmail.com for mail.

The web is http://black-days.quakedev.com

The engine is almost end.

Greetings. 
Black Day's What? 
Inspired by A Hard Day's Night?

(I jest, but really, 's indicates ownership, s indicates plural.) 
It's 
A Spanish speaking devteam. The website is incomplete though. I can read the Spanish but something visual would be nice instead of descriptions.

Kain, do you have any screenshots to show? 
That Awesome Quake3 Celshading Monkey Mod 
is going standalone and wants your great (old) map(s).

http://www.monkeysofdoom.org

The best Quake3 indie-maps of all time wanted!

As you may have read from the title, it's unfortunately only "Wilko's MONKEYS of DOOM", not "Wilko and his big, highskilled, unbelievably talented and ultra-productive crew of fantastic mappers' MONKEYS of DOOM". So, what the project is suffering from is an unpleasant lack of maps!

That's especially bad as I plan to release MONKEYS of DOOM as a standalone game in the not-so-far future. - And here YOU come into play: You built some great Q3-maps in your youth? The community played them, loved them... and meanwhile forgot them?

Bring them back to life! Send them in until November 30th 2007, and the best maps will be cartoonized and part of MONKEYS of DOOM! Even better: The chosen ones will gain 150$ for each of those maps I use for MONKEYS of DOOM! That's money for work already done!

So, don't hesitate: Dive down into depths of your harddrive and bring up the old treasures! - Then send them to >maps@_nospamhere_monkeysofdoom.org and - with a little luck - you earn the money and read your name in the credits and the loading-screen!

Let's hear from you, I know you are somewhere out there!

Wilko
PS: If you are not a mapper by yourself but know a map that shouldn't miss in MONKEYS of DOOM, please let me know! Maybe I can get in contact with it's creator and convince him or her to contribute it.
 
Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! 
That's the funniest thing I've ever seen!! 
Monkeys Of Doom 
How does that work within the Q3 GPL--basically paying/earning money for Q3 maps?

I might even be interested--this looks like a fun mod/game, but I'd have to be convinced that this isn't legally ill-considered and right now it seems pretty shaky. 
 
As far as I know, the GPL covers commercial use. We had that discussion on Doom3World some time ago: http://www.doom3world.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19583&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
But I'm gonna try to make that definite as quick as possible. 
Herr W 
Are there any particular criteria for the maps? Do they have to have had a certain number of downloads from ..::LvL to count as 'popular'?
Gametype - FFA, Tourney, CTF?
Won't some styles, e.g. idgothic arch fests, convert badly to your cartoon style?
What about jump pads?
Any preferences?

I have some Q3A maps, including a few fullbright-but-playable layouts that are unlikely to ever see the light of day. They might help your game. I just find it hard to imagine gothic CTF being monkey-friendly :P 
Also 
"Monkeys Attack Delhi Politician" 
"... One approach has been to train bands of larger, more ferocious langur monkeys to go after the smaller groups of Rhesus macaques." - That's what I call a clever idea!

>Criterias for the maps: They don't need to have a certain number of downloads or anything like that. "Best maps of all time" has an imaginary ;-) behind.

They just have to be good and make fun to play. But I agree with you: Some styles are harder to convert into a cartoon than others. But I wouldn't exclude anything at this point. If the map is good, there will be a way to "cartoonize" it! 
You Get A Banana 
for every small monkey you beat up. 
ACHTUNG-ACHTUNG... 
A technical problem with my mailserver occured during the last couple of days, so some maps you have tried to send in may not have reached me!

Sorry for that, please send them again!

maps@monkeysofdoom.org 
Does Anyone... 
Want to make a Pain Skins Mod?

I can't program, but I know its easy to do compared to other things.

I will do the skins art if someone else will program it!!! 
Not Really That Hard 
I Know But Im Allergic To Programming 
 
See... 
the clever thing about quake monsters is that all of the monsters are sort of blood-spattered to begin with, so it's not a problem that they don't show additional damage as you injure them. 
Also... 
not quite the right thread for this conversation. 
Need Skybox 
I need a skybox that looks like that:

Sky of dmcw:
http://rockwell.topcities.com/dmcw.html
and mountains like elbrus:
http://speedy.planetquake.gamespy.com/stuff.htm

If someone knows where to find such a skybox or
wants to make such a sky. mail me
You will get only a special thanks in the readme
can't offer more

Btw the demo version of the (hexen II)map is avilable here:
http://rudl.quaddicted.com/h2/village_a.rar
I put the elbrus256 sky of fquake in it but I'm not
shure wether I use it in the final. 
Good Game Related Search WebSite 
Well... 
I meant Good Game Related Jobs Search Website... it is slightly different :P 
HumanHead Is Hiring 
Level Designer, Level Scripter, Audio Engineer.

According to gamasutra anyway. 1/3/08. Check it out. My portfolio won't be done before they fill the position anyway. 
Gamasutra 
Glad you brought up Gamasutra Zwiffle. If any of you are looking for a job, Gamasutra is where it's going to be at.

http://www.gamasutra.com/jobs

Gamasutra is by far the best website for game industry job vacancies. Nearly every company in the industry uses it. In addition to being a good job site, it's also a really intelligent game industry/dev site. One of the few websites I read daily. 
Blitz 
too bad its mostly USA 
Yeah 
Also too bad you need *ACTUAL* experience :-( 
 
Hey RickyT23, I think your talent shown in thehand is worth much much more than any dubious ACTUAL experience. 
Thanks Dude !!! 
That really nice of you to say...
...you're not offering me a job though are you?!?!

Oh well... ;-P 
Unfinished Fourth Player Class For Hacked Hexen 
Dan never finished his new player class for his hacked hexen. It's the assassin, and he's done a really nice crossbow, but the fourth weapon doesn't work.

To test out the new class, you'll have to compile from source. (See the README). Oz and i are fixing up the engine code.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=4501 
Looking For Quake 1 Mappers For Windows Mobile / PC Game 
Hi there, I'm hoping to find some mappers interested in working on a survivial horror game for windows moble using quake 1. http://www.darksummer.com is our web site.

also if you want to learn more check out my other forum post at inside3d http://forums.inside3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=1050

i'm using Worldcraft 1.6 to make these maps, however some of our more experienced mappers have been using Qradiant as well. here is a quick desktop shot http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1043006&id=528463082

most of the game code is done and we've got about 1/3 of the maps done already. very low detail maps needed which also ='s quicker map development times. Most of the maps i've done were done in two hours or less.. having a windows mobile pda/phone is not nessisary. we have a pc client that emulates the interface.

looking for people with at least 1-2 hours available for mapping a week. not a high preasure project. :)

Thanks!
Caleb 
Gamedev Salary Information 
GoW developer talks bling bling:

http://realtimecollisiondetection.net/blog/?p=70

Although this targets programmers, there are links there for mappers, too. 
Via Math We Don't Understand Yet 
everyone who will ever read this will be paid below all averages listed.

this is akin to the kind of math that causes a table full of patrons who all pay for their food plus two dollars to wind up with a total that's less than what's listed on the check by like $20. 
 
"everyone who will ever read this will be paid below all averages listed. "

Well, actually... 
Willem 
not trying to start shit but how many posts do you make where you don't somehow mention your job, or epic, or the game you're working on?

Just wondered what your company policy is, regarding what their employees are allowed to post about them on an internet messageboard. 
 
Fuck this shit. Bye! 
LOL 
 
Willem Is Trinca! 
omg!!


omg omg omg

=/

wait come back 
 
flofl 
Y'all Get Paid Too Much 
Go and eat some cake.

Get over yourselves! 
 
The cake is a lie. :( 
 
Zwiffle fuck you, no one is so sexy as i do...

i�m latin forgot? 
Mappers For Portal-gun Mod 
Hello,
I'm Robert and I'm co-developing new quake1 project - portal gun mod (see wiki record: Portal_(video_game))
We already have portal gun and models of portal gates, but the main thing is still open: levels.
Could anybody who likes idea of portal gun AND making levels, help us? Just please send me mail on
boby_my[strange_a]mail.com
The project is OpenSource. 
Er.... 
I swear I'm interested!

Im sorry but I can't figure out what the hell kind of email address that is?

Help?

Or just email me! My email is in my func_msgboard profile, under "people" at the top of the page.... 
[strange_a] 
i'm guessing is '@' :P 
Portal Gun Mod V2.0 Released 
Version 2.0 of Portal Gun mod released.

We still search level makers. Join the project.

http://int21h.ic.cz/users/BOby/portal_gun 
Great Mod! 
Crashes sdl-fitzquake for me though and some other engine too. Tyrquake and dp work fine. Any idea? :( 
Really? 
Well, I tested it on original quake source (quake,sdlquake,winquake). Any other engines are non-standard, so not garranted. I really can't make it work for every engine ever made.
>Great Mod!
Thank you. Really. 
Portal Gun Mod 
This has got to be the coolest thing in Quake I have seen in a while. I played Portal and I really liked it, but I never thought I would see something like it in Quake.

Even though its still a work in progress, it seems pretty stable to me. Never got stuck in a wall once, sometimes getting stuck in two portals though.

But this is still an awesome piece of work. I know I'm gonna have some real fun with this :) 
... This Is Cool 
In darkplaces, there's a nice glow in the center of the portals, but in tyr-quake they look a bit plain... that teleport texture is a little overused. Love the weapon model. 
Mapper / Texture Artist Wanted For $$$ 
Hi,

I'm looking for someone who can make some top-down maps for my boardgame, preferably 3D and rendered at hi-res. That's sorta mapping, right?

The theme is futuristic Japan. I can pay real actual money. Email me at kendrick.curtis at gmail if you're interested with some samples of your work. You need to be reliable and able to work to a deadline.

Ta,

LTH 
$$$$ 
How much ?? 
$$$ = $3? 
The short answer is "I don't really know" - if you email me I can give you more detail of what I'm looking for and then you can maybe tell me how much you'd want for it. 
 
I dont have enought skills for this at the moment.. ;) maby in more 5 years... 
Lth 
he he he... I was just curious to see how much you would be able to distribute...

nevermind :P 
Looking For CTF Maps For Our Quakeworld Mod Thunderwalker 
Let me know if you have or would be interested in making ctf maps for our mod.

http://twctf.org

looking for maps that push the limits of ezquake with 24 bit textures and colored lighting.

batman.zfa@twctf.org 
 
LTH, as in LTH the quake mapper? :) I'd like to know more about this! Mind dropping me a mail with some details? fresho[at]hotmail.co.uk 
 
i got his contact...

when i made trincasp3 he help me in source and share is source code with .mdl monsters! 
Trinca 
I can go one better: I've met him :-P 
 
Lardarse if he was a women you should be proud... now a men?

Is that a way to say that u�re faget?

;) 
Human Head Looking 
Human Head (the company I work for) is looking for an experienced Level Designer and Technical Level Designer (scripter) if anyone is interested in a job and wants to work with me and FrikaC and basically just a cool company.

Just a "heads" (HAHA!) up for anyone in the hunt. I also promise not to make any bad puns if you get the job. 
 
In that same vein, and I can't believe I've never done this, but Epic is always looking for people. We can't hire fast enough! If you've considered applying here but thought we didn't have openings, you're wrong! :) We need (talented) people, apply! 
Willem 
Stop stealing my thunder. R4wr. 
 
Human Head needs you first, then Epic!

(better?) 
 
o/ \o 
Do You Need Me? 
I would probably rather make levels for cool computergames than do admin and web-design 
 
(what a thread-killer that turned out to be :S 
Willem 
You got mail 
 
Oh hey Blitz I saw that Monolith laid off some people - you weren't one of them were you? 
Uh Oh... 
 
What Would It Take ... 
to give liquids an angle, a travel direction, like you can do in Quake 2 ?
It would be great to see water coming down or lava floating from one point to another.
Would it be possible to "steal" the code that makes it possible in Quake 2 and put it in a mod for quake 1, or would it involve changing the Quake engine itself ? 
Fuck ... 
I'm in the wrong forum ...
Sorry about that. 
Extras Code Has Watertrains 
And func_water that does that - you can make it flow, have drag and so on.

I've yet to make quicksand, but it's only a matter of time. 
IP For Xbox 360, Microsoft Approved Developer, Unreal Engine 3 
Guys,

We need talented level designers who have a passion for creating fun, engaging experiences for the end user.

We need people who understand action gameplay, pacing, flow, item placement, enemy placement, puzzles, risk-reward, drama, tension, scripted sequences.

If you want to be part of our start up and help bring to a life a fresh, home grown IP (3rd person action) get in touch below.

marty@figureheadstudios.com.au

No screenshots, 2D diagrams or lame documentation - just send playable levels that you've built in 3D so we can properly assess your understanding of the artform.

I won't be responding to forum posts so please touch base via email directly if you have any questions. 
 
Not really 'wanted' but dunno where to put it: advice on getting a job @ Epic

http://www.worldofleveldesign.com/categories/career-getting-a-job/how-to-get-a-job-with-epic-games.php 
Kuju Sudios 
Does anyone here work at any of their studio's or knows anyone that does?

Would be interested to hear your/their thoughts! 
Loan 
Do you need loan?Do contact us at rev.louisjackloancompany10@gmail.com with amount needed and duration. 
35% Intrest?!?!? 
HOW CAN I LOOSE!!!!! 
Hmm 
rev.louisjackloancompany10?

who took rev.louisjackloancompany? 
Hmm 
Far be it from me of course to question a company whose email address is at gmail in the first place... 
Human Head Scripter Position Available 
Mainly a psuedo-programming/level design cross over job, would involve constructing missions mainly.

* Knowledge of pacing
* Building variety and interesting situations using the systems we have
* Identifying new, economical systems that would give bang for buck
* Knowledge of shooter combat scripting
* Prolific creativity for creating mission content
* Creative sensibility: an eye for visuals, an ear for voice acting and sounds 
Question 
What software helps / required / to expect etc.

Lua, Max, Photoshop, in house etc.

I'm not applying like :) 
I Was Wondering.. 
..if different country is a problem,
I mean one should reside where the SoftwareHouse is ?
Or online collaboration is enough ?

ThAnKs 
Please Let Me Know.. 
.. cause it's something I've always wanted to know!

If someone from another country get hired from a software house is it required to transfer to its town ?? 
I Would Say.. 
.. generally yes. As soon as you have to work with a dev team, being on-site is a better than being in remote
Now I can't tell for gaming companies (as I am not working for gaming market), but I know that it is extremely hard to convince you'll be efficient working in remote at home.. though.. it depends on the company habits, your profile, etc... 
Yeah 
99% of jobs will require you to move, the possible exceptions would be if say Valve software contracted you to make a map for Team Fortress 2, as you can quite easily do that from home by yourself.

Most companies will offer a relocation service and throw some cash at you to help out. 
It Seems Like It's Becoming *slightly* More Possible... 
...to find a work-from-home/remote dev job these days, especially with smaller studios, but it's still a long shot. There are communication advantages gained by real-life, face-to-face contact that are still very difficult to match via email, IM, vid-conference, and so on.

I think remote work will keep becoming more common, but it will be a while yet before it's significant. 
 
Actually I'm doing remote work from time to time - belive me it's just small part of the market. If you really want to work in game industry, you have to be ready to move out. 
Remote Working FTW 
Been doing it for eh, 6 years or so now. But not in gaming, at all. It has its ups and downs. 
OK Thanks Ya All 
Here in Italy gaming industry is practically non-existent.. that's why I was wondering that ! 
..everybody's Dead ? 
this nice thread is so underestimated.. 
Looking For Mappers, Modellers And Coders 
Hello there,

I am trying to get a team together to make an all-new mission pack for Quake. Me and a friend are busy working on a massive Textures WAD, as well as a new soundtrack.

The idea is to give Quake1 a massive boost and a huge mission-pack to reinvigorate the community as well as produce a more "extreme" lovecraftian element that hasnt really gone as far as it could go yet.

Ideally we are looking for :

* 5 or more mappers, the more the better since we are hoping for a good 15-19 levels.

* programmers/modellers to make 6 new monsters:
Cthonians, Shoggoths, Mi-Go, Pipers of Azathoth, Spawn of Yog-Sothoth and Yithians.
3 new bosses : Nyarlathotep, large Spawn of Yog and a 3rd lovecraftian boss.

If you are interested and have the time, please do contact me at cyberwarfarerecords@yahoo.co.uk

I know the project is a long-shot and I'm not really expecting any replies or it to happen at all, but cant hurt to try. 
Good Luck 
We're doing something similar called ReMakeQuake, but with a focus on Quake as opposed to Lovecraft. I'd say Quake is 50% Lovecraft and 50% Doom with some medieval thrown in.

Gb has a blog on the project here: http://kneedeepinthedoomed.wordpress.com/

We use Assembla for hosting an SVN repository and discussing things via a Trac tickets system. If you want advice on how to get started up then send me an email - its in my func_ profile.

A warning though - getting committed people is extremely difficult, and don't expect it to be finished in anything approaching a sane timescale. 
 
join remake team is much easy then start a new and probably impossible thing... 
 
Yeah, although always the potential for a collision of design goals/ideals. Though in a community this small you might think that would be less likely (probably isn't though :p ) 
 
Well, the idea is it will be like the equivilent of a mission 3 or 4 depending if you count abyss of pandemonium - and will "finish" the quake1 story. We decided the further the ranger goes into Quakes dimensions, the more lovecraftian and otherworldly they become - until he reaches a boss that is trying to awaken Azathoth. Hell, we want this so much - we are even considering paying those that would like to be involved. 
It's Cool That You Have Lots Of Ideas, But... 
Many mappers are hesitant to join mod projects as they have work of their own going on. Furthermore they don't want to be in the situation of pouring a lot of time and energy into something that is never finished. I'm sure you would feel the same way.

I think you'd get a lot more interest if you had something concrete already accomplished to show people - monster art, a design doc, some quakeC code.

This is a pretty small community nowadays and there are more ideas floating around than talent to manifest them - what skills can you, ChrisCtan, offer this project, beyond some epic ideas?

Are you familiar with the Nehahra project? It's one of the few finished singleplayer mods on the scale that you are envisioning. Mindcrime, the creator and founder, did a massive amount his own work - sound, cutscenes, monster models, code - and presented that in a working beta form to the community. What he had created on his own was already amazing. As a result pretty much all the best mappers from 11 years ago were eager to join his project. An accomplishment on that scale has not really been seen before or since.

BTW I *love* new texture sets to play with - interested to see what you're brewing in that regard. 
Hm 
Even if you have a lot of stuff, it has to be things that your potential team like. Not 'that's nice' but work they want to be part of and expand on.

Everyone's got their own methods and leading from the front is usually a sure fire one, until you work with larger teams.

I love reading the devkits from modders. The one for Nehahra and the one that may still exist somehow for Lazarus Q2 especially. They show what can be achieved by small, determined teams - even those that become big.

Patience, and humility (make it for yourselves) are key. 
What Ijed Said. 
This man speaks wise words.

I don't mean to imply that you have to be a polymath nutter like Mindcrime to get a mod finished. 
How True ! 
BEST MAPPER SKILL IS THE ABILITY TO GET A MOD FINISHED!

Me have decided not to present my mod until I got a large portion of it ready to show 
 
Thanks a lot for the honest words and advice, much appreciated. Certainly much to think of in regards to the project and how to go about it best. I think ill sit on things and start a proper development document and finish the things I started in the mean time.

As for the textures - I decided to upload the incomplete WAD here anyway if anyone is interested :

http://www.mediafire.com/?gpaqe20apxx3vim

you'll find all sorts from tentacled skies, ground with eyes growing out of it and walls with mouths to cthulhu heads and elder-signs! 
For Americans! 
Portal_Gun | Slip-Gate-Gun | Qortal 
See: http://www.moddb.com/members/halm-barte
And: http://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-portal-gun

To see the mod I'm helping to map for; its on Quake1 and does a lot to emulate ...well I think you can guess.

I'll be making a BIG prefab-mixed-bag .rmf file so I'll just be a case of coming up with an idea for a portalesqe test-chamber-thingy and slapping the pre-built parts together.

Contact either me or R.Siska at moddb.com to GET INVOLVED TODAY! 
Zwiffle 
Go for it! 
OpenKatana In Need Of Mappers 
Currently looking for someone familiar with creating both singleplayer and multiplayer maps for Quake but is capable of working with unfinished tech and also capable of providing reasonable/helpful feedback on tools, engine and documentation.

An understanding of C would be a plus but is not a requirement.

http://www.moddb.com/members/hogsy/images/openkatana561#imagebox
http://www.moddb.com/members/hogsy/images/openkatana564#imagebox
http://www.moddb.com/members/hogsy/images/openkatana562#imagebox

If you're interested then please feel free to contact me providing some examples of past work and some information on your computer specifications would also be helpful ;)
hogsy@oldtimes-software.com 
Is This An Open Source Daikatana 
holy shit mad kudos 
 
some information on your computer specifications would also be helpful ;)

My computer is a modified toaster powered by a room-sized array of hamster wheels, for unrivalled parallelism and cuteness. Do I qualify? 
Yes And No... 
@396
We're lucky in that we have access to almost everything from Daikatana's development but this isn't a 100% remake otherwise this would be a much easier job. The whole idea in OpenKatana was initially to recreate the game as it was when it still used the Quake engine back in 1997 but we're done with that and are now expanding upon it to make sure it's not only a better game but also appeals to a larger audience. And Daikatana should be going open-source later this year ;)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5324043/images/2012/dk_1.2sourcecode.jpg

@397
It may seem like a silly question but I want to make sure that if there's any problems that someone may have then I won't have to bother asking in the future. Making sure we don't leave older systems behind too much but also making sure everything works fine and dandy on newer systems is a pretty difficult job but we want to make sure that for people who may have to use a slower machine such as a laptop will be able to play too. 
Good Luck 
Sounds like a noble goal. 
RMDKT 
Quite an endeavor. Which engine is this supposed to be made in anyway? 
@400 
We initially started off with the FitzQuake engine as we felt it was a perfect balance and a good starting point for us, and I have been continually adding to it ever since we started. Quite large chunks of it have either been heavily revised or rewritten.
Really there's a lot of changes I could go into but for the most part the only thing that will really affect anyone willing to create or bring their own modifications to OpenKatana is that the game-logic has been almost completely rewritten in C and QuakeC has been completely thrown out the window, on top of that some parts of the engine such as the menu have been mostly rewritten and separated into their own "module" and some tools have been updated but we've spent a lot of time making sure that all the game code and tools are nicely documented so that people can get right into it. 
 
i have to ask... why would you remove quakec? it provides an easy way modify game logic without having to modify the engine, is 100% portable and is already very similar to c anyway. 
@402 
This is a common question and it's hard to answer as there's a lot I could say about it benefit-wise. I'll probably write something up about it at some stage but for the most part it's just easier for us to manage, It's been rough writing everything out again but certainly been worth it to throw out so much garbage but at the same time just add so much more control for those working on creating modifications. Concerning portability in terms of supporting Linux and Mac, it was a sacrifice I was happily willing to make as those are not platforms we currently aim to support since as stated earlier one of our focuses is making sure we support a wide range of hardware and to be fair it takes a lot of pressure off our shoulders...
Also just to clarify the game logic is still separate and does not require any modification to the engine to alter, somewhat similar to Quake 2 I suppose but probably managed a little better.

I'll be heading to bed for now but will happily answer any questions tomorrow ;) 
NeverSoft Apparently Needs Level Designers 
As in, really bad.

http://www.neversoft.com/taleo.html
(just scroll down past the search fields for a bucket list of positions)

I know this isn't the most popular place for Call of Duty, but they picked up the franchise and are hiring a lot of level designers for it. Some of the positions mention Radiant as something they like proficiency with (and yeah if you didn't know, CoD maps are still made in Radiant). Figured I would pass along for anyone job hunting who wouldn't mind moving to California. 
Off Topic 
Call of duty maps went downhill after modern warfare 2. The gameplay died in cod4 ;) 
 
I am looking for someone who would make me a pre-roll (or how is it called) intro for the Quaddicted youtube channel. 1-3 seconds of some dark brown grey black awesomeness with "Quake" andor "Quaddicted" or something like that. We'd flesh out the idea together.

The channel is for Quake videos, be it sp, coop, mods, maps etc. Ignore the qw video dump, that was just archiving. The intro would be for self-made/-captured videos only. 
 
I am looking for someone who would make me a pre-roll (or how is it called) intro for the Quaddicted youtube channel. 1-3 seconds of some dark brown grey black awesomeness with "Quake" andor "Quaddicted" or something like that. We'd flesh out the idea together.

The channel is for Quake videos, be it sp, coop, mods, maps etc. Ignore the qw video dump, that was just archiving. The intro would be for self-made/-captured videos only. 
PS 
Looking for the video/fx part, not the music, unless someone is omnipotent. Music would be either something dark ambientish or doom metal or just some whoosing. 
I Vote Whoosing 
 
Don't Do That 
 
From "QuakeRoot": 
Greetings!

I'm recruiting volunteers to create an Open Source Quake1 (single & multi-play) alternative. Here are the main bullet points:

*Full Replacement Content
* Male & Female player models (no pornographic models please)
*The original Hammer
* A new full Single-Player Episode (8 levels)
* 10 new Multi-player levels
* An End-Boss for every episode (4 new bosses)
* Play as monster (single & multiplay)

Go to www.IconicIdea.com to register for the project, the site has forums and chat. There are still items being debated, such as the engine that will be used. Feel free to add input, or opinions. No one will be turned away who genuinely wants to be a part of this.

This project will have complete replacement content except for the original Quake levels which have been released to GPL. There can be NO derivative works of the original content. This means you cannot use the previous models, sounds, textures, animation, or AI as a template - we have to create our own. If you add copyrighted or derivative works, it will be deleted. This is an Open Source Project and as such needs to be free of such things.

We want the Hammer created as originally advertised by Id Software. The earliest information releases described "Quake" as a Thor-like character wielding a giant hammer, who knocks away enemies by throwing the hammer -complete with real-time inverse kinematics. This shouldn't be confused with the hammer that was provided in Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon. We want a full blown "Thor-Hammer" that can be thrown - and returns to you. This weapon should be effective but not Godly, it cannot return "clipping" through a walls, if it hits a wall the player must retrieve it.

The original levels will, of course, be used (as they've been released to GPL) - We'd like to have a completely new episode (8 levels) built into Single-Play (Aztec style?) and 10 new levels for Multiplay.

We want 4 (Single-Play) "Bosses" created, one for each episode (except the 1rst which already has a boss) with the difficulty increasing incrementally when facing each Boss.

Options to play as a Monster in single play and multiplay. For instance, the option to play a fiend, that can pick up armor, but no weapons, or an ogre that picks up armor and grenades but nothing else - etc. Or even muliplayer games pitting factions of monsters against the others. 
Twatbler 
Let me ask the usual "why would this not fail" questions:

What will you do?

What is your game dev background?

Why will this attempt not fail?

What engine do you use?

The name is arbitrary and there is some free software project with the name already. 
 
@spirit, I think you will have to go to the specific forums to get the answers you want.

The start of the project has been discussed at QuakeOne over the last couple of weeks if you are curious to know more of the origin. 
Stuff 
Here you go Spirit.

What will you do?
I'm the one who got the project announced and will keep it together. Solve disputes, find talent, communicate with everyone, and keep everyone on course. Added to that, anything tedious, monotonous, and difficult thing on the project that the more specialized people don't have time for.

What is your game dev background?
I don't have any, I'm studying programming - I'm not "there" yet when it comes to developing - but I can get people together, and still make something. I motivate others.

Why will this attempt not fail?
That's.... not even logical. Any attempt can fail. "Attempts" fail because people fail to work together and communicate.

What engine do you use?
That's currently up for debate, if you want to be involved - or at the least put in your 2 cents, register at www.iconicidea.com and start talking.

The name is arbitrary and there is some free software project with the name already.

The name is not trademarked as far as I'm aware. Additionally, it's a 'filler' name. It's just something to get the project going.

Peace 
What's The Point? 
Usually these kind of projects seem to be a reoccuring theme withing the multiplayer communities, discussed or initiated in the deluded notion that there's a thousand potential new players around the corner just waiting for a free alternative to use (which isn't going to happen). It's a fairly egoistical thing at that, because rather than making a proper game for new players to experience and enjoy an FPS classic, it's actually all about the creators/multiplayers own benefit, yielding to new online opponents - nothing changes for them as they own the original game; yet the new players may well have to make do with a sloppy and barebone version which likely doesn't live up to the original in the slightest. This opinion is based on the countless examples of replacement content that has appeared over the years, much of which is either terrible in terms of looks or technical quality, or has a questionable legal/licensing status.
The original game can be easily obtained from various sources, either buying it in online stores (imo often overpriced, though) or downloading elsewhere.

Now, this project sounds a little different insofar as it's supposed to include single player mode and furthermore aims at recreating everything from scratch as opposed to a GPL collection based on Quake and its IP.
But I don't see the point. I guess it's okay as a creative endeavor, if people get together and enjoy making something new in a team. However, it can't replace the original Quake. Ever. Simply because it's a new game from scratch, with new models, sounds, textures - the very things that make the game what it is and create the atmosphere and style that everyone appreciates. An open source remake would be a game that may work like Quake, but it won't be Quake. Look at FreeDOOM for reference. It's a free Doom clone; you can even play many custom maps with it. But it's not Doom. I'd rather not play at all than use that to load any levels.

Apart from all that, creating all-new content is a huge undertaking that one must not underestimate. It requires a lot of time and skill to pull it off in a proper fashion. All new stuff has to be of a consistent quality and theme, not just a hodgepodge of free material from various sources. We're talking about dozens of sounds and models, and at least 500 individual textures. These things MAKE the game for the most part. It's even more difficult without a dedicated team, and currently I don't see the potential and determination anywhere around the Quake communities. Add to that the old "new guy has an idea, wants others to do most of the work" effect Spirit mentioned above and the project becomes even less likely to become reality. It sounds harsh, but this kind of thing has happened time and again throughout modding history and it showed it's not a good foundation for a project.

If anything, you should aim lower for a start. Try to make a completely free version of a single level, or theme (e.g. the base maps), and continue from there. If there is something to look at, a proof of concept, it should be less difficult to attract more supporters. As it stands, I don't see much hope for this beyond what's already been done elsewhere, sorry.

Btw. as a matter of fact, something like this has been attempted before with OpenQuartz. Didn't turn out so well. 
 
@negke: As far as i unterstood it, OpenQuartz was rather meant as barebone for development, than something to be played by istself.
Might still be wrong though.

But i agree in the rest of your post.
If a team wants to spent so much energy for creating new content, this energy would be more wisely used for a fresh concept, something surprising maybe even.
Maybe it's the fear of failing with something original, why some people stick with thinking of such "remakes". 
 
the immediate problem with that is that you will be compared to the original, and "failure" to meet all the different expectations and being faithful to the ad many different interpretations will be much more likely. 
 
"What is your game dev background?

I don't have any, I'm studying programming - I'm not "there" yet when it comes to developing - but I can get people together, and still make something. I motivate others."

This is going places. 
Don't Really Like Shooting Down Dreams But... 
these open source remake things suck. If what you're remaking Quake into is a close reinterpretation of the original, then you're on shaky copyright ground anyway, and even if it turns out well, you might not be able to distribute it.

More likely it doesn't turn out well though, because the process of getting a whole set of game content together is a huge one, and you'll compromise and make do with anything that vaguely approximates Quake, and end up with an incoherent brown sludge of a game.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't be working on game projects though. You need an original idea that you're passionate about. Nothing that's ambitious beyond your means either. Use your organisational skills and programming skills to put together a modest prototype of your game, just a level or two which is unique or fun, or even both. If you have a small, FINISHED, high-quality slice of your game, it'll be easy to recruit more hobbyists to help you expand your scope. 
I've A Suggestion... 
but why not just make a new game in the spirit of Quake?

Quake exists already. There are many different mods, engine ports, compile tools and editors. The gameplay is known and many people loved or still love it. Why try and copy something people can already play just to be open source? The Quake source is already open anyway, just not the assets, but I suspect most people wanting to do things with Quake only want to touch the code or make new content for it. Why not make a new game that attempts to capture the essence of what you most love about the game?

Is it really that much extra work to just make something new? 
 
i tried doing that. collision detection killed it. :P 
Than 
Necros can you elaborate? You mean you were writing your own collision detection and it was a ballache? 
Erm Why Did I Put Than In The Title Then Ask Necros A Question 
 
 
lol, yeah, i never learned much about the types of maths involved with collision detection (planes basically) so it was a lot of googling.

I did eventually get collision detection working for like 80% of cases, but there were certain edge cases that were still messing up.

And then I realized I was just going to make Quake and that I already had that game... :) 
Necros 
If you ever fancy taking it up again, buy "Real-time Collision Detection" by Ericson. It's a really good comprehensive book on the matter, and it got me up and running pretty quickly.

(Then after about 18 months I mothballed all my work and just bought the Unity engine lol) 
 
That's always been my experience. Works in most cases, fucks up constantly in edge cases.

I've always thought that Quake's solution with the point moving through the expanded hulls was downright brilliant. What a clever way to avoid most of the hassles. 
 
haha, I shall add that book to my list Kinn, but I'm starting to get a serious backlog of books I need to read. ^_^

Willem: Yeah, definitely it is a good method of doing it, but I was trying to do an engine that wouldn't really require any compiling and would just run off meshes so I was trying to implement the separating axis theorem method on bounding boxes and tris of a collision mesh. 
Kinn 
what were you making? Did Unity hold up? i've dabbled with it and it seemed decent, though a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. 
Starbuck 
Sorry missed your question:

I'm making an online co-op action game - at a glance it might look a bit like Mass Effect in terms of camera position and action, but the gameplay is not primarily about shooting things, and I won't reveal the surprise here :}

Unity is really good. Really I haven't got anything bad to say about it. 
Kinn 
Will be good to see your game when you have something to show. Are you working on it alone or with others?

I hope you are still making Quake levels! 
Than 
Cheers - right now it's a 2-man project, I'm doing all the coding and level design, whilst I've got an artist doing all the art.

Dunno when I'll be pimping it. I estimate my savings will run out sometime this summer, so we might need to get Kickstarter funding to carry on developing it; if it comes to that I imagine we'll have to show off something fairly substantial.

Quakery has never left my mind, but I'm afraid it has taken a back seat whilst I have to concentrate on commercial stuff :{ 
Oh Cool 
I'm looking forward to seeing your game, Kinners! 
Yeah, 
Same here! 
Kinn 
Cool. Sounds like a fun project. I hope you guys manage to see it through to completion. Did you quit your day job to work on it, or is it an on the side thing?

I would love to jump ship to do my own thing, but I'm afraid my balls are not large enough to keep me afloat :) 
Thanks 
For that mental image, than 
Haha Nice Image Indeed 
sounds swell Than. Always interested in new non-shooty mechanics. I excitedly anticipate receiving more factual information on this project going forward. 
Yah 
Yeah, after seven years I just got sick of the insane overtime/crunch culture of the games industry, so I quit my job. I mean, it's not like I was saving lives or putting men into space or anything, I was making bloody video games and I decided it wasn't worth fucking off my family and social life for something as frivolous as that.

So anyway I teamed up with a long-time artist friend of mine and we buggered about for a year trying ideas out and travelling and stuff. Eventually we settled on a very silly idea that's rather experimental and risky and is built around a mechanic that's basically the polar opposite of what a sane developer would want to implement in a game, but we decided it was so amusing that it just might work...

Or the game could turn out awful, there's stll plenty of scope for that. 
Hah 
I'll get bored and do my own stuff one day.

Until then I'll keep on doing cookie-cutter shite for various companies I cannot name.

Look forward to seeing your game, keep us up to date :) 
 
Kinn - So you gave up game development to make games. Good call. :P 
Psst 
Post #325 
Willem 
Wow, you missed the point there quite spectacularly. 
 
Not really, I was snarking more than anything else. 
Quake Gpl License Misunderstand 
Hi, hoping this is the right thread..

I�m a Quake mapper interested in commercial (yes commercial!) use of its GPL engine and maybe you can help me;

I�ve read that old Carmack message when ID released the source for free (and many people misinterpreted that !) so.. is it correct to say:

-if I build all my assets(maps, sounds, models, textures,..) on top of this Quake1 source code(modified or not), releasing ONLY this source code for free, I can create a standalone game and charge money for it ?

and why so few attempts(Malice,Shrak,Xmen,..)? 
 
If you can ensure that the gpl parts truely are a separate work (ie: you're just repackaging them with some startup script to load your game instead) then the gpl is generally fine with you distributing the two together.

There have been so few attempts because they're either total conversions (like xonotic or laser arena) which no longer contain any quake content and are not even thought of as quake (and don't feel like it either), or they're regular ol' mods with limited redistribution requirements.
Also, total conversions are actually quite a lot of work. 
 
Yeah, the GPL license only applies to the code. Likewise Quake assets aren't licensed under GPL, only it's engine codebase is. 
 
quake assets includes the progs.dat source code right (game logic)? I always took the license to mean you had access to the renderer alone. 
 
if the code is included in the GPL release it's under the GPL license.

Looking at the code zip file, progs.dat source is under the GPL. I'm not sure if you made a progs.dat from complete scratch if that would need to be GPL'ed too. 
 
If progs are written from scratch, they don't fall under GPL. 
Hm 
Don't know if the QuakeC scripting language itself is GPL or not. 
SCOURGE - Commercial Id Tech 2 Thriller 
Hi everyone, I work at Isotope/TDGMods, and we've been developing a third/first person psychological thriller called SCOURGE. We're currently looking for more mappers to help round out the design process and get this thing finished on schedule. It's being built with a modified Quake II engine. SCOURGE is being published by GSP (Goat Store LLC) and will be released for the PC and Dreamcast platforms. For more information and screenshots, visit our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isotope-TDGMods/232903863419077

Our previous background includes developing HYPERTENSION, released in 2011 in limited capacity, for Dreamcast and PC. This game was featured on Game Informer's website, and Diehard GameFAN helped publish it. 
 
There seems to be quite a disparity between the quality of the various assets in your game.

Like how the gun model on the tommygun has a much higher resolution texture than the blurry black/blue demon thing, for example.

It's very interesting that you guys are making a game using the Quake 2 engine but I fear the game will probably be mostly overlooked. I hope you guys get it fixed up, Blood is one of my favourite games and it looks like you have drawn a lot of inspiration from it. 
 
PC and Dreamcast? That's a very interesting choice, I'd be curious to know the reasoning behind that. 
Dreamcast Mods 
are very much a cool little niche hobby thing....

You know, like making content for 17 year old FPS shooters? ;) 
 
Yes, I'm aware of the quality issues, we've had a lot of people on/off the project and we haven't tied up everything at one base resolution. That demon should be sitting at 256x256, not 128x128, and that was overlooked when I took the screenshot. My bad!

Other than that, usually level designers come with a bit of texture skill to round everything out. My team is doing everything ourselves, which means that there's not a hierarchy of people; We don't just have level designers, or just have modelers - one person does 3 or 4 tasks, and that's the reason behind us needing more help.

The reasoning behind the console choice is because we were able to get a publishing contract for a Dreamcast version, so we took it. Contributing for various mods for nearly a decade, this came off as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Hypertension was ported to the console and the publisher took notice. It worked out, and it's a good creative challenge.

One last thing, it's not so much making content for a 17 year old shooter as it is using the engine to make content for something that should have been released 17 years ago. Or something like that. ;) 
 
Yeah I suppose it would be unfair to judge assets too harshly when you are hiring for those positions. Maybe some design plans and concepts would be help? 
 
You mean release the design plans and concepts publicly? Through a website or..? 
 
Rather than post assets that you know need work it would be better to post the vision of the game you want to make. 
 
This is a much older post, but the story/plot hasn't changed since then!

http://leray.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=q2mappinghelp&action=display&thread=3180

Hope that gives you some idea of what the game is about. 
I Can't Find 
Your email.

By contract I can't do anything to help directly, but I'd like to give some input anyway. 
 
Sounds intriguing, the time period that the game is set in and the premise isn't bad. Why did you settle on the Q2 engine? 
 
It was originally on my 3DGE engine but we quickly realised that we needed something more powerful for this game type. Quake 2 was a good choice, and its probably the most powerful technology available for Dreamcast as well. Its been a challenge but we have some great programmers and great artists.

@ijed: ill check it out! 
 
Oh, my email is (corbinne AT gmail dotcom)! 
 
When I grow up, I wanna be a roguish ruminant nutritionist just like Jerry!

I will grab the food and stuff it in them cows' fat mouths. And when they go all "Moo!", I'll be like "Bitches!!!!" 
Shouldn't You 
Be in the drunk thread? 
I Think He's Channeling The Tween Thread 
 
 
Wrong thread indeed! 
Looking For A Programmer To Make Radiant 1.6 Compatible With Quake 
For the sake of argument, let's not get into the why but instead focus on the how. Because I know there are great alternatives out there and I know it works with 1.5. The point is, I want it to work with 1.6 (for various reasons, one being the only Radiant that is still actively maintained).

Radiant is open source and it's available at GitHub. You can see it here:

https://github.com/TTimo/GtkRadiant

I know the editor well but making it compatible with Quake, without some serious hacking, is way out of my league. That's why I decided I would look for a programmer or at least someone who knows his stuff. That's why I'm posting this here (I mean, this is THE Quake community).

Instead of going all out I think the best approach would first be to do an analysis of what needs to be done and how much time it would take. Because if it's just too costly then there's no reason for me to continue this. I can pay for this analyses through PayPal and if it's within reason.

I think a good place to start would be to have a look at the Quake game pack for 1.5 which you can find here:

http://icculus.org/gtkradiant/developers.html#gamepacks

For the record, I'm not talking about some simple hacks. I'm talking about full Quake support which can officially be added to the next Radiant 1.6 release. So no converting stuff, a ton of separate tools, etc.

Besides me willing to pay I will also put in all my effort to help where I can, test, find bugs, etc. I'm really hoping someone bites. If you do not like to use to the forum, you can mail me at spronyvanjohnson at gmail dot com. 
 
I was playing with this a few months ago and had some success. The main thing missing is displaying mdl's in the editor, but it looked like it would be a huge pain to do.

Code is here:
https://github.com/ericwa/GtkRadiant/tree/quake1

Gamepack:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uj8iewxy2q7ozmt/Q1Pack.zip

It would be cool to get this merged in to the main repository. I don't really know how to use radiant so if you want to help test this out that would be sweet! 
Quake In Radiant? 
http://www.celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=60225

Thanks for making me dig this up, I didn't realize sikkpin uploaded the source at the end of that thread. 
 
... reading through it I realize that apparently I already had it ... 
Ericw + Lunaran 
@Ericw: Most definitively, what do you want me to do? Try and get your pack working with 1.6? There are probably some guides for the 1.5 game pack which I can use as a guideline.

@Lunaran: That was a long and interesting read but apparently development ceased on that and I'm not sure, since it's based on older Radiants that we can use that. Maybe someone else knows. The benefit of 1.6 is that it's based on 1.4 which was the pinnacle of GTKRadiants. According to the site there should be Quake support for 1.4 but I never found any. 
Endarchy 
I just remembered that Tig had quite an extensive tutorial on his site to get GTKRadiant working with Quake. Might be useful:

http://endarchy.com/howto.php 
@Sprony 
Unless you're set up to compile gtkr1.6, I can build my branch and send you a binary with the Q1 game pack installed; which OS are you on?

AFAIK game packs in 1.6 go in the "installs" directory beside the radiant executable. 
Ericw 
No, I can't compile. I got a normal setup running. Currently configured for Quake Live. So please go ahead. I'm on Windows 7 (64 bit). 
Here's The Windows Binary With Gamepack 
MSVCP120.dll Error And No Textures 
I had a quick look. Couldn't run it because it's missing msvcp120.dll which can be fixed by installing Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013.

After that, the editor runs fine but it doesn't see any textures even though the wad files are present. You are not able to select them either (they are grayed out).

The editor is able to load existing maps although is can't find the textures or shaders as well. Probably a config issue I suppose. It even shows entities but I had too little time to find out which ones. 
 
Oops, sorry about the missing runtime dlls.

Hm, textures should work. Wads in quake/id1/ show up in the Textures menu after restarting radiant, and I can apply textures to brushes. It shouldn't require any config editing beyond setting your quake directory when you initially configure the game in radiant.

Likewise textures show up when opening an existing map for me, as long as the needed wads are in quake/id1 and radiant has been restarted since any wads were added there. I just tested with the honey map source from https://www.quaddicted.com/filebase/honey.zip and the wads from http://www.simonoc.com/files/maps/jam/jam01_textures.zip 
 
Ah...I forgot I reinstalled Quake and I don't have any textures wads present. That must be the problem. I'll look into this later. 
Hmmm 
That doesn't seem to help. If I use Trenchbroom the textures work fine. Where do you have your texture wads? In Quake 3 you have to manually add them to the shaderlist for Radiant to recognize them. Maybe I need to do something similar? 
Separate Thread 
Maybe it's a good idea, with your permission of course, to give this it's own thread so the community can have a look at it? I'll be more then willing to make it and collect feedback. 
UE4 Mappers Wanted 
G'day mappers,

I'm looking for some mappers for a new team-based competitive FPS I'm making.

Specifically after level and map makers familiar with Unreal Engine 4 aka UE4, successor to UDK.

The style and type of map is post apocalyptic and diffuse/search-and-destroy like in cs/cod.

Feel free to get in touch via info@recoveryfps.com or say hey via Twitter @Youdaman

This is a paid job btw :) 
Looking For Freelance Q3 Mappers 
Posted by vinnyvicious [177.32.228.229] on 2014/08/26 02:51:45

I'm looking for old-school level designers, with experience in Q3 levels, interested in paid freelances. If you're interested, please, post your portfolio! 
Not That I Have The Time.. 
But interested to know what the project is nonetheless? 
Hi 
I'm looking for a few people to do testing on Drake - that is testing both the mod and levels. Also, if anyone is willing to contribute basically anything else, I'm certainly listening (some basic texture work, or even some mapping contributions would be good). 
@tronyn 
You can use stuff from Katharsis if CC license is ok.
http://www.moddb.com/games/dark-revelations 
I In Turn 
am looking for a QC experienced person. 
Old Discussion 
http://celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=15861&start=420&end=420

I would love to work on a spiritual successor to Quake with a lot of modern features. Primarily take what I love about Quake, update it, and add new features (gravity flipping for example.)

http://www.moddb.com/mods/shamblers-castle/images/fighting-scrags#imagebox
Shambler's Castle was great iirc. Something simple like this, with actual patches/terrain, higher fidelity brushwork, better models/lighting/fx/whatever else would be very satisfying. Doesn't even have to be actual Quake, just Quake-like. I'm all for brand new settings/weapons/enemies/powerups.

That is all. 
Basically... 
...organising that would be like trying to herd puppies using live bees.

GL, HF, etc. 
This Is A Ticking Can Of Worms 
 
Well 
it'd be about remaking quake, so that might make a good name... 
 
In response to http://celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=15861&start=420&end=420

I tried to get this going two years ago, worked up a design document for just about all the mechanics, defined 13 new monsters as well as their unique AI bits, 9 weapons, the asset requirements for all of them, wrote functional expectations for them and scoped that inside of milestones. Got two coders and an artist to get it rolling, was planning on soliciting some people here for mapping when it hit two milestones down from where we were, and... it all stopped.

When you don't have money, it is hard to pull people away from their personal/pet projects.

But yeah, the idea was firmly in "I love Quake, a sequel would likely not do it justice, a remake would be an insult to the creative design and the myriad player interpretations of such a low-fi game." But it did still involve an unnamed person with nigh industrial equipment as weapons in medieval/unrefined metal levels that were made for the sake of gameplay, and inhabited by beasts created for the purpose of guarding such worlds and killing people like you. 
Moved. 
Blood Evolution [EDIT]

Posted by Killes [195.212.29.178] on 2015/01/07 20:46:45
Ok this looks interesting, on UE4 :

http://www.moddb.com/games/blood-evolution/news/early-development-blood-evolution

Seems hes pretty serious and potentially has some skills/experience to make this real.

Heads up for anyone from the old Transfusion team and other interested, he's looking for help. 
If Only I Knew How To Make UE4 Maps 
I loved Blood. 
 
The thing about remaking Blood is, we don't have the game source, and thus we don't really know the values. Blood has 3 armor/damage types, there are instanced damage, splash, and damage over time. Every monster has varying health and armor values by difficulty. Such things can be extrapolated, but it is a lot of work.

Also, nothing demotivates a team like uncreative work - recreating someone else's work. No matter how much you love it.

I want to be excited, but I must admit I was put off by the mention of Interceptor, ROTT 2013 was rather horrible in many ways, and completely failed to "get" the game.

Blood is one of those IP hills to die on, it has so many components critical to its character... 
And On That Note 
I was laid off today. If anyone is aware of a project that could benefit from some remote QA, be it game, site, service, program... 6.5 years experience, 70+ games with over 50 developers and 12 platforms. Basic test execution, on up through test engineering and managing the testing of an entire title. Been on everything from Angry Birds to Ryse.

If you just need some additional eyes, or want a full test plan, a suite of cases, and even standardized bug formats for your community and beta testers, I can help you out. 
Sorry To Hear That 
but impressive resume! best of luck finding something 
 
Also, nothing demotivates a team like uncreative work - recreating someone else's work. No matter how much you love it.

I think Remake Quake got remarkably far, in hindsight. A lot of creative levels, a pile of new QC and things like BSP2 came out of it before it evaporated. Sure, there was a lot of hubbub about it, because we released too much stuff in a pretty early phase of development and there was just this wall of nope. It died before things had a chance to mature and be ironed out. Think how much other games changed between their early phases and the eventual release.

There is room for creativity there. Lots of Quake and Doom map remakes exist.

The entire team just needs to be aware what exactly it is they are going to make from the start. Otherwise you get several people trying to make different games. Remake doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. To some it means "spiritual successor" (but agreeing on what the spirit is in practice is hard), to others it means "same gameplay with different graphics/monsters/levels." And I think there are more possible definitions than that. That's why it's hard to do a remake and yeah, it is probably not a smart thing to get into, all things considered.

Doing a "game in the vein of" is much more realistic, but the trap there is that you're attempting to capitalize on the nostalgia/retro thing and that might not generate as much interest as you think (how many people actually play Quake?), unless you have a prototype or something that is actually good and can stand on its own.

I'm interested to see how e.g. RetroBlazer and Strafe will do on kickstarter.

PS. Trying to recreate 30 levels is gonna be suicidal no matter what. How many games have 30 levels today. A dozen is already a high mark to hit. 
Depends On The Game 
I just submitted one with 131 levels ;) 
 
Procedurally generated? 
Guess What 
I Guess... 
... you gonna apply fo the job offer ;) 
 
I already did... 
If Someone Here Ends Up Working On Strafe 
I'll be 100x more interested. Cool to hear they're serious about getting same real old-school mapping experience on board!

And that jobs page is the first example i've seen of web 3.0. It changed my life. 
So Good Luck... 
.. for the candidates :) 
 
I Break Together.. 
 
Surprisingly Enough 
think I got what "neue B�ro in Frankfurt" means. 
Pass Up You Out, Mfx 
You want but not go for the hounds 
 
Nah Spirit 
i just spider around.. 
 
OTP - Ouch. 
It Shall Be So: 
Old Devs feel unrespected but soldier on.
New Devs are enthusiastic but are surprised at crunch.
Management are regarded as idiots but experts at somehow bumbling through. 
Oh Really? 
 
 
I think we create more shit posts shitposting about spam than the spam does

how about we just ignore spam from now on? 
Spam 
... ignored... 
Looking For Level Designer 
Just tossing this out here but I am looking for some level designers to join our studio in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur to come work on a new game we are developing using UE4. Singleplayer FPS game that is more in line with what folks make here instead of the more present day shooters.

I've also got a post with details for general 3d going up at polycount. But consider level design one of the openings we have. :)

http://polycount.com/discussion/164120/streamline-studios-hiring-3d-and-2d-artists-looking-for-tons-of-character-artists#latest 
 
Kuala Lumpur is a bit of commute, don't think I could do that every day from ol' blighty.
Plus being a ginger that close to the equator would mean instant death.

Can't wait to see what you're working on :) 
 
haha then again I hide indoors with AC all the time. 
\o/ 
Skiffy, I tried to e-mail you, to know more, but you didn't registered an e-mail here. 
 
Updated it Adib. 
Former Professional Level Designer 
I see people here using this description a lot: Sock, Scampie, Warren, etc.

I'd like to know: why people quit level design jobs and where do they go after? What are they doing now for a living? 
 
Professional game development is soul crushing no matter how good a studio you're at. Either it's quickly soul crushing or slowly soul crashing. Souls will be crushed no matter what.

Also the kind of level design that we associate with Quake/Doom/etc doesn't really exist in modern game design any more. It's all sectioned off into different departments so noone really gets to feel as if they own the finished product. 
Indie Dev 
Probably still has a lot of the gratification as old school game design 
 
In my experience, the first two years were pretty much "OMG this is so cool I'm maeking games!!1", but around year 3 that illusion began to fall apart and I became aware of just what a burnt-out jaded husk of a man I had become, and how fucking empty the life actually was. My sentence was stretched out to 8 years before I found a sensible alternative career (I'm doing stuff in the music festival biz for now).

I think a lot of the problems stem from a culture where insane hours are just expected with no questions. "Oh you don't want to work evenings and weekends for 6 months straight? Well we'll just sack you and take on three enthusiastic kids fresh out of university whose combined salaries will be less than what we're currently paying you." (Yes they said this exact thing to a friend of mine).

The work itself almost never ever comes close to the fun of hobby work, because for most people they will be brick-in-the-wall types working on one aspect of the game that's unlikely to make them feel like they have much creative control or ownership. It can be possible to work yourself up to a key position where you have a lot of creative control, and - if you can do this whilst also avoiding becoming a lead - then that can be rewarding. (Being a lead usually fucking sucks typically because all your time is spent managing other people, and putting out fires).

It also doesn't help that the majority of people in the office are socially retarded manchildren. 
Lack Of Creative Control 
so true 8`( 
Jesus Kinn 
That's exactly it. And it hurt my inner child... 
Jesus Kinn 
That's exactly it. And it hurts my inner child... 
When You're A Victim... 
Kinn has obviously taken up game development, and thinks it sucks. I agree with him. I have a friend who wants to be his own game developer, and he is going to take a couple years to get a game done. He thinks he is going to make a huge profit, but I just can't see it happening. There is a sea of games made by individuals rushing in every day, and I feel that it is going to be impossible for him. He already has no money, a shit job with shit pay, and has to support his brother and his mother because they can't do it themselves. I just really don't want him after his game is released, getting no money for it, people strongly criticizing him, realizing all of the work was for nothing, destroying his dreams, and getting rid of his plans in the future based off of the profit he is expecting to make. I honestly don't know what to tell him other than good luck. 
 
Try to convince him to start small and that he has higher chances of success by developing 12 2-month games, than 1 2-year game.
Worst case scenario - users shit on his game in comments and reviews, no real profit etc etc etc, but he only wasted 2 months. 
He Is Saying 5 Years. 
I can't really convince him, but I can try to tell him to start out small. He is trying to make an action RPG with a super deep story line, and huge world. He NEEDS to start smaller. He has published one other game I know about, and it's a mobile game that is alright. He needs to make a simple action game before going full RPG. 
Luck Is Involved 
I've been in the industry for 10 years now, and it's still treating me fairly well. Yeah it's not perfect, but it's still better than whatever random jobs many of my friends are doing (and continually complaining about).
But yeah finding a good company and/or team is really hard. Oh and I've never done level design, the job must also be quite different. 
Level Design Is Fun 8) 
You don't need to know much, it's fun to work on, and you don't need to be a pro. I've been learning here, and it's been a great experience. 
 
Doing level design... or anything else for that matter, as a hobby and professionally is completely different experience.

@SpecialBomb
5 years?! Holy shit, he is going to burn out much earlier.
Anyhow, it would be wise to keep his "shit job" just in case. 
#538 - SpecialBomb 
Trying to make an indie game on your own is not really anything like working in a proper game studio tbh. In an established game studio at least you have a salary.

It sounds like your friend is in a mess financially, but trying to make a homebrew game in the hope that it will make money at the end, is probably the worst possible thing he could be doing in that situation.

In my experience (and I have done some indie stuff before) if you can't get proper financial backing at the start of the project, don't even fucking think about it. 
I Know... 
He is pretty much fucked. He only has a laptop to work on. Also, he isn't giving up his job.
I really don't want him in any lower of a state than he is now. He is doing pretty much everything besides music for his game, and he is making it in GameMaker. I just can't support him when it's obvious that the gained yield after all of this will be negative. Where we live, there are absolutely no jobs involving IT, and everything is pretty much just labor. He can't go to the city and live there, because he couldn't pay for it unless he gets a job that he knows will pay for it. It's pretty bad for him, and he wants to follow his dreams even if they hurt him in the long run. I just think he should get off his feet first before he does something this detrimental. 
GameMaker? 
Oh good lord :( 
I Know GameMaker Sucks, But 
My friend knows how to use it very well. He doesn't use the whole drag and drop thing, he scripts everything himself.

But still, GameMaker... 
 
Googling for "list of gamemaker games" turns up a surprising amount of familiar good games. So it's possible to beat it into shape. 
Kalango 
Are you working with games in Fortaleza?? That's awesome.

Kinn

Thanks a lot for the feedback. Resembles a lot my IT career and probably most careers in an "industry" production model. 
"where Do They Go After" 
Great question. I feel like there should be some kind of path for people who have game industry specific skills (like level / game design) because holy shit did I feel completely useless trying to figure out what that would be.

I had an almost 2 year hiatus from making games professionally, and during that time I thought about doing something else to pay the bills but I was turned down for *every* job I applied for outside of games. And I'm talking about near minimum-wage jobs in some cases because they all said I was overqualified and why would I want a job selling espresso machines or whatever when I'd been working on all these games.

The longer you do any job, the harder it is to start over and do anything else. At least that's been my experience so far. 
I Concur Man 
The longer you do any job, the harder it is to start over and do anything else. At least that's been my experience so far.

After 15 years in a specific professional domain, this make things significantly harder even though the desire to change is high... Potentially everything has to be learn from scratch, or almost... and that's really hard for middle age guy to change... *sigths* 
 
@czg

When we developed Payday 1, me and my buddy Ilija worked very much alone with great responsibility, more or less how you work at home with your own stuff. We designed and built the levels from whitebox up to shippable, that included the gameplay, scripting, art-pass and lighting.

From the start it was only us, then a third level designer joined, but all in all, we worked a lot, slept at the office and in the end, turned out a really fun game.

I've worked 10+ years now as a "Professional Level Designer" with various projects.
These days I'm running my own biz, which me and a friend started, that was 3+ years ago.

@SpecialBomb
Really, try and convince your friend to start with a smaller thing first, it takes ages for a single person to make a long full feature ARPG, even if it's top down.

We started with Hammerwatch as a smaller hack and slash, instead of a larger RPG, just because we kinda "knew" that you can't make a real ARPG in short time and keep the quality up. We worked full time for 9 months with that, developed our own engine, made more or less all art, all levels, tweaked etc etc

Had we we gone for the initial idea and done a real diablo clone, we would still be sitting with it I guess... (maybe not, but you get the idea). 
You Did Hammerwatch? 
Played it coop with my buddy and loved every minute of it 
Ye 
I use to say that I did everything you see and hear and my friend did everything you don't see and hear =)

Not 100% true, since we didn't create the music ourselves and we had some help with boss graphics... so almost true =) 
Hammerwatch Was Good. 
But please, dear Hipshot, make the characters in your next games at least x2 faster. ;) 
Well 
It's very different, but I do like speed, I do...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3AVjgIgtUE 
Well 
Movement needs to be 2x faster in that! :) 
Yeah What 
That's tiptoeing speed! 
Uh 
Omg... I should have leveled up moved speed a lot more... 
Oh Sweet, A AAA Dev! 
Kinda odd to see a developer like you up on this forum. Unless I am completely unaware. 
Hipshot 
Your work seems to have inspired a new Dreamcast game:
http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=103950 
 
@ SpecialBomb, there's probably at least a few around here. Often you don't know, since when people are employed at a larger developer - they try to avoid talking about that outside work, AAA titles are surrounded by a lot of hush hush and paperwork to enforce that =)

@ mankrip, cute =) didn't know people still made things for the DC. 
Isnt Czg As AAA As You Can Get? 
 
Errm 
A pretty large proportion of people here have worked on "AAA" games (whatever the hell "AAA" is supposed to mean nowadays).

But yeah, NDAs and whatnot tend to stop people mouthing off about what they are up to. 
 
I ain't worked on shit 
Aaa Wikipedia 
AAA is not an acronym, but a way to classify games, in some cases, referring to it as an equivalent to a movie blockbuster.

:=) 
 
That reminds me, my AAA membership expires next month. I need to remember to renew it (wouldn't want to get stranded on the side of the road). 
I Dunno 
I only joined this forum like 2 months ago, so I have no idea who does what really, only a couple.

@Kinn
I only want to know what they did, not what they are doing. Plus I originally never said I wanted to know anything, lol. 
 
I haven't developed anything professionally yet, but I like to talk to creative knowledgeable people and there are many brilliant ones here. 
Speaking Of 
Today was the last day of my contract for the project I was working on, so if you're lookin' for someone with 10 years of professional experience, I am available!

(As far as I know it wasn't just a cruel April Fool's prank to have the last day of my contract be April 1st but the day is still young) 
Blitz 
I'm always interested in knowing what people can do or not. Do you have any portfolio or cv? 
@Hipshot 
Since you developed Hammerwatch, I must ask this:

What rogue-like elements inspired you to make the ones in your game? I'm looking to buy it since I play a lot of rouge-likes like nethack and Caves of Qud, as well as more action rogue-likes like Risk of Rain. 
SpecialBomb 
Well, to be honest, I wasn't really sure what a rogue like was some year ago, I'm still not sure what exactly it is, except for it being all random?

I don't like that, I don't like random, so I haven't really been inspired by that.

And you don't need to buy the game, just add me on steam and I'll get you a key. Same name as here and there's a tiger as avatar. 
Go Map Blitz 
 
It Isn't A Rogue Lite 
As it's not random 
 
Random levels and permadeath are the things that qualify something as a "Roguelike" imo. If it doesn't have both those things then it ain't. 
 
#579 
cool didn't know that they tried to standardise the definition, but it's nice to know that the top two factors are the ones I mentioned.

we should define some metrics for what makes a game "quake-like", ranked in order of value. Ok, go! 
Ok I'll Start 
1) Is Quake
2)....erm.... 
 
That berlin thing there... good information. 
Quake Metrics 
1. brown
2. rockets jumping
3. lovecraftian 
@killpixel 
I just flushed something down the loo that hit 2 out of 3 of those points so I'm thinking you might need to be more specific. 
 
Lol kinn 
 
So it wasn't brown, then? 
Ok 
now that i think about it there was some definite "splash damage" so looks like we are actually 3/3 
Ouch 
Heh 
splash damage 
So, Rogue-Likes... 
Are all technically based off of the game mechanics of on singular game that started it all, Rogue. Those who use Linux can play it by getting the BSD games package. It was a very simple game that used D&D like methods for random events. What made it really important for Linux though is that it invented an early version of NCURSES, which allowed for it's grid-ascii style of gameplay. This would lead to graphical-text programs being developed that allowed unexperienced users to quickly do something in the system without using the command prompt. You were a player with stats based off D&D that went around a dungeon fighting monsters trying to get an amulet, then leave. What made the game special is that the dungeon was different every time, which was super innovative for the time. So go ahead and try it out, I'm pretty sure there is a windows version of it somewhere, but idk. Short warning: IT'S REALLY FUCKING HARD. 
Cool Story Bro 
Thanks for the info. Also, I keep hearing people around here talking about some game called "Quake" - anyone know what that is? 
Whats Your Salt With Me Bro? @PepeLord86 
I know some of the stuff I say goes off topic, but seriously, why are you targeting me? 
@SpecialBomb 
Please excuse my younger brother, PepeLord86. I have asked him to review his recent comments in light of your grievances, and he will be unavailable to comment for a while. In the meantime I, PepeLord84, will be posting in his stead until further notice. 
 
If any of you pros know of any decent company hiring level designers, hmu please and thank you. 
Send Romero Your Folio 
he'll need some if slackroom takes off 
 
I already joked about going to work on Blackroom with some guys of the guys from work. I found it funny, not sure they did. 
Zwiffle 
Just curious...How much pay would you expect if a freelance game developer wanted to commission you to create a large scale Quake map?

I would like to know, just in case in the future I need to have someone create levels for a future project. 
Zwiffle 
In case you're still looking:
https://www.streamline-studios.com/careers/ 
 
Ruin: I probably wouldn't work on a quake map except for fun and personal satisfaction, sorry.

Adib: Thanks, but I'm not sure I would be willing to move to Malaysia. :) 
Zwiffle 
I totally understand you, I'm coming from Brazil. What can I say? It's been an adventure to tell my grandchildren. And mapping for a new game in the process. So far, so awesome. 
Need Generalists Artist For New Indie Retro FPS 
I've posted a help wanted ad on polycount (see link below), but I wanted to repost it here since the art I need is very much in the vein of the Quake era of games.

http://polycount.com/discussion/172352/generalist-artist-wanted-for-indie-retro-fps/p1 
#605 
"The game's theme is Dark Fantasy / Gothic / Lovecraftian horror."

"Reference Art:"

[link to google image search for "arcane dimensions quake"]


ayy lmao 
WOW! 
But there is no general art "direction" in AD, really.
Just wow again. 
Guys Im Making A Game 
Its gameplay and story is similar to this: http://199.101.98.242/media/images/34559-Megaman_X_(USA)-3.jpg
but way less good

but with graphics rendered like this: https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/23024277/bubsy.0.png

All I need is 4 million bucks via my kickstarter and we'll be good. What could possibly go wrong? 
Shamblernaut 
looks good i'll donate

...but's what's really important are the pixels and the polygons, not the style (as long as it still looks like AD and makes me moneys though) 
 
Why so salty? 
No Kidding 
posts #606 - #609 are pretty cringy. 
I Don't Have A Problem With Post 605 
I was just shit posting about the "mighty no. 9".

Post 605 just gave me a good segue to do so :) 
 
Has anyone posting seriously in this thread ever *not* been trolled? 
I Wish The Guy Luck. 
The thing is, I would actually send him some work. I'm just not good enough.

There are plenty of mappers here who are good enough, although posting their own maps as inspiration probably isn't the best way to woo them. I'm not sure if he personalised the pitch for this audience, but the pitch seems a little (for lack of a better phrase) cut and paste?

At the end of the day, money talks. And if he is offering reasonable cash for the work he wants done, then I'm sure he'll get bites. 
Good Question Kinn 
Is the topic of this thread basically a lie since anyone who asks for help always ends up getting a negative response or no response? 
 
There probably shouldn't be any "discussion" in this thread, or at most only requests for additional information on an offer.

No response in the thread shouldn't always mean no actual response though, most people interested should follow up by email. 
Metl 
Well, in the 12-year history of this thread, has there even been a single instance of anyone being recruited to a mod team or a paid job from this thread? if not, maybe it's time to update the OT with a link to this image: http://i.imgur.com/atDWHJC.jpg 
Me 
 
DO A BARTER 
Who can help me to make a progs.dat with rogue(doe) and hipnotic(soa) entities?
I don't have money or something, but I can make music with keyboard effects and guitar, using garageband and sibelius.

Ask to me if you want. 
Zwiffle 
If you're still looking for employment, I hear Monolith is looking for employees. Must be nice working for the guys who made Blood, NOLF and all those great games. Check their website. 
 
Only thing that actually might push out current mods having a 'good' content is to offer "free" ideas, actual help, thoughts or even concept art. I'm sure we all can agree that mods like AD would benefit much more having more similar like enemy models we see on original quake, but just bit modernize them 'new ones'.

One of the concepts that John Romero and id back then kind of over-watched was fantasy theme combined with technology, and by that I mean we can see only Ogre resembling that idea. Ogre is only monster-like creature that uses technology as a weapon (grenade launcher). And in Doom we see a lot of creatures/monsters that had part of mechanism under their skin..

There is nothing bad of having a lots of pure medieval creatures, don't get me wrong. But idbase, mechanical hell theme (which I haven't seen yet). There is not much medieval theme combined with technology in same sense(madness) like doom did, after all I think Quake is almost as abstract as doom in design, but only darker?

Maybe everything similar can be done, but more in serious way, because after all Quake is very 'dark' game.

Tomorrow I can share couple concept arts I made for Quake 1 about half a year ago, if anybody is interested. It is basically something that Quake 2 should have had as enemies (artist's wishful thinking), enemies that are more fantasy/imagination than just cyborgs. 
NewHouse 
I think your headache might be playing tricks on you, as you apparently have posted this in the wrong thread.

Concept art: At least Madfox should be interested, he's a modeller (among many other things). 
 
I just thought they would hire me through this post session ;) (wishful thinking) 
 
Reading through the thread, apparently it's useless to hope for any actual job in here. If you want to do some work for AD or other mods, I think it's best to contact the project leads directly. For AD, it's Sock. He's currently working on v1.5 of the mod, with new maps included, so if you have something for him before he's done, you might feature in the next version. 
 
Welp, always I can try. 
 
I was actually wondering if anyone could come work on my project. Haven't really started it yet, but it's a stealth ARPG bullet hell sim racing game with dating sim elements. I need coders, mappers, texture artists, modelers, concept artists, writers, a project manager, director, and producer. Will pay in Safeway coupons. Thanks. 
NewHouse... 
You heard the guy. 
Ipowell 
I appreciate your passion and energy, but I'm personally more into horror/action games that aren't trying too much. Looking forward where this in going to lead though, but as a designer you need to put all in. Concepts are always just concepts, before someone puts more information and idea behind them and demonstrates it in a way it doesn't end up feeling vague for the most people.

It is always good to know, what are your keys features you can put on this project, and how to help others do their jobs well, so everyone is a sense what is going on.

There has to be group of specific people (mostly leader of different teams, if teams has more than one member), who will mindstorm together and cut off unnecessary ideas that doesn't benefit game's main goals at all OR features that are hard to pull off and still doesn't add much to the gameplay. Team needs outsiders too, for testing purposes, QE testing.

Team needs money, because rarely people work without money (unless hobbiest project that is meaningfull for the most parts), team also needs softwares, good management, healthcaring etc. all the little things. For example if you hire only one programmer, it is quite big risk from himself and to the company. Every resource needs management & caring. There shouldn't be no doubt about what project is trying to achieve from every aspect. 
Fixing Couple Typos.. 
..is in a sense of what is going on*

..(mostly leaders from different teams like: art team, code team, QE testing team etc.)*

..hire only one programmer, it is quite big rick for himself/herself and to the company - but same goes to other members as well.* 
Not Sure If It Was A Joking Response Or Not 
 
This Forum Has Become Really Weird. 
 
 
Maybe my sentences doesn't make sense, but personally I don't want to mock other peoples if they have dreams and so on. 
 
Dear NewHouse,

Greetings of you. I am a Nigerian prince and would like to deposit $40 million into your personal bank account, but first you must open a Nigerian bank account with at least $100,000 in it to be a qualified foreign recipient of the funds. If you would like to share in this marvellous opportunity, please immediately send me an email indicating your interest in this matter. 
 
Dear kawaii lol

Your offer sounds quite vague, and I need more information. Ps. you forget to mention email you were talking about. 
 
It was just a joke. No harm done. 
#635 
I agree 
 
Though it would be really nice to know, are there even 3d modellers, 2d texture artists? That information would make it actually interesting to even talk about future plans people have. 
 
How many of you have been working on game engines like Unity or UE4? 
Barter 
If anyone can help me make models and code,then i will give you ideas,maps and maybe a little money if i can get it.
PS-I need a mapper as I am not a good mapper.Maybe i can make part of a map and the other guy can finish it. 
Hey, Let Me Think Abou 
No. 
Actual Paid Work 
I'm looking for a level designer for a Doom/Quake style FPS game, paid work.

For more info about the project or other things get in touch with me: enhex0@gmail.com 
GLSL Post-Processing Shader For Darkplaces 
Job: A GLSL Shader for DP with these features:

1. the option to resample input resolution by .5 or .25

2. the option to palettize (??) with one of different sized palettes (128, 256, needed for testing)

3. directions on how to actually deploy/modify (toggle options) of said shader.


Deadline: at your leisure

Compensation: $$$, specific amount TBD

The goal is to emulate the appearance software rendering, example1, example2. This is not for Quake, but for a separate project which uses q3map2 and its shaders. I say this just in case that has any technical implications on the work that needs to be done.

The end result is my concern, if you feel there is a better method than what I described, please let me know!

Contact info is in my profile, thanks! 
Looking For Concept And Promotional Materials Artist 
I'm looking for an artist who can draw concept art and create promotional material for an indie retro FPS.

You'd get to design cool weapons, monsters, and characters.

Please see the original ad on polycount for details:
http://polycount.com/discussion/178782/paid-need-concept-and-promotional-materials-artist

Thanks! 
QC/CSQC Work 
Job Description: emulate 8-directional sprite rotation. character model (a quad, in this case) must always face the player regardless of character movement/orientation (like a sprite) and display the appropriate frame based on viewing angle. darkplaces specific.

Compensation: $300 (USD)

for all inquiries, please email me at jobs@killpixelgames.com. Thanks! 
 
self.customizeentityforclient = (float()){self.frame = (self.frame & ~7) + floor(anglemod(self.angles_y - vectoyaw(other.origin-self.origin) + (360/16.0))/(360/8));};

then make your op_state thingies just specify frames as multiples of 8. framegroups will probably bug out due to resets.
use sprites with one of the upright modes, I don't remember the difference.
obviously ssqc solutions will lag a little (which might be an issue with prediction active), and won't work at all if you have freecamming with demo playback (eg mvds).

on the other hand, fte+sprite with a framegroup of type 2(which needs hexediting), and it'll just pick the subframe automatically, even in mirrors, mvds, or static entities. 
Quetoo Require Amazing Mapper 
Ow The Edge 
 
Require A Mapper? Cant See Anything On There About That 
 
My Project 
Well,I need someone for my mod.(Make that more than one)
Jobs:
-Coders(3 spots open)
-Mappers(3 spots open)
-Someone to write the .fgd file
-Sounds Contribution
-Concept Artists(2)
-Modeler(3)
Motivation will be by me.Mapping also by me.

Send me a mail at chasemar2017@gmail.com

The payment-Quake players appreciating this(sorry but I am only 13 and no bank account)

-ijaaz 
Ijazz2 
Sign me up! Sounds like a great gig - the clear and detailed vision of the project already described in your pitch along with the great presentation of the assets you've made so far really makes it sound like a sure fire winner! Could we be looking at the beginnings of the next Valve? 
Beep! Beep! Lethal Levels Of Irony Have Been Detected! Beep! Beep! 
 
Sarcasm 
Not irony. 
Volunteer Posts Changed 
Just 2 coders,3 mappers and 1 modeler required.
I know I don't make a good impression.If you are doubting my skills then wait till April.The qump project will be released.

As always,if you want to do something email me at chasemar2017@gmail.com 
I Believe This Particular Robot Is In Need Of Diagnostic Service 
 
Wong! 
 
Blood Splat QC Dilemma 
Hello-

I'm trying to use MaNiAc's tutorial on Inside3d - http://www.insideqc.com/qctut/qctut-47.shtml.

I mean it works and everything, but it would be great to have the .mdl actually align with the wall that it lands on. I'm pretty sure there is a way to do this, but I'm not much of a coder.

I'd happily pay for some to modify the code in order to make this work.

Thanks. 
And The Post #666 Goes To� 
IIRC, that isn't possible in the QC code because there's no way to concatenate transformations or to change their order in vanilla Quake. When surface alignment is calculated, the original angles gets lost. 
Damn, Mankrip Is Stealing To Many 666. 
 
Where Did All The Posts Go? 
Between 666 and 673? Spam? 
 
correct, the board hides posts that are flagged as spam 
My Proyects And Music For Maps 
1- Hello, my name is Christian.

2- I am working in a BIG Quake proyect(no supporters yet :). I want help in themes like QC compilation and creation, because I want to use some files from the old mission packs to be compiled in one with all ID1 files also. But I think it will be hard at the moment(I just have 6$ in paypal to pay :P and also I use another time).

3- I do music if you want: I can do a relax music or if you want a grunch with guitar, strings, pad effect, etc. Email me to 50leones@gmail.com if you are interested. 
Effect Sounds For Your Mods Can Be Also 
 
Johnison 
I've already combined the mission packs into my mod.

No its not finished yet, but close.

I released a secret early version in my map Terracity if I recall correctly. Check it out, might already have what you need: https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/terracity.html 
Qmaster 
Thank you, but I think my qc compiler sucks, so I don't know what to use now :P (in mac)

(I will play that attractive map) 
Ya 
You might try fteqcc.exe in Wine: http://triptohell.info/moodles/fteqcc/ 
I Think It Was My Compiler :P 
Thanks anyway :) 
Quake 1 Model Needed - Very Quick 
I have an immediate need for a Quake 1 model of a Mario-style fireflower. I know this would take the right person literally 5 minutes - I just do not have the right combination of tools and skills to make one myself. The freebies I have found online are not converting in a cooperative manner with what I've got. I have been working on a brand new Team Fortress map, and this would really make it, I think. Please contact me at quakeaphasia@gmail.com. 
Hmmm. 
.mdl needed, or does a .bsp the job? 
<- Fire Flower 
Here's the product of about an hour messing about this morning

fflower.zip
screenshot

The model isn't at all an attempt to design a Quake-style fire flower, it's just what a fire flower usually looks like. The skin is pretty basic, flat colours and a touch of shading, which I pretty much painted entirely in the 3d view of QME. You can argue it's stylised, or just lazy. In any case, I wouldn't be hurt at all if you decided to rework it. 
Thank You! 
Awesome! Thanks for your help! And basic is exactly what I was looking for, anyway. 
You're Welcome 
Don't forget to post again when it's done, I'll put something on the blog. I did play around with some palette swaps to make a blue version, would a team colours version be any use for the map? 
I Am Looking For A Quake 2-mapping Friend 
Hi, I am looking for someone to make Quake 2 maps with. I am currently working on a SP-unit but I am quite ronery and would like some company when mapping. It would also be great to have someone to make maps with too, be it SP or MP (but I prefer SP). It's also nice to have someone to talk to about it that knows the game etc.

You can find me on my Level Design Discord here:
https://discord.gg/f4UV7We

Or if you want to add me on Steam:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/quakeulf/

Thank you very much in advance for your interest. :3 
Quakeulf 
Andrea Rosa here is the author of the Citadel mod for Q2, of which he/she's just released v3.0. Maybe he/she would be willing to help, or at least provide some insight. 
N-n-n-n-nyanpasu 
I've attempted contact. Let's see how this goes. 
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