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Terra Thing
I can't take having these maps on my HD anymore. There's supposed to be more of them, and they should have a proper finale, but dammit, I'm so sick and tired of these things.

It's (finally) six, small quake single player maps. They're all dressed up in classic quake themes and textures, classic doom inspired layouts, and gameplay that's kinda amusing at times.

Here's a temp download from (thanks Scampie!)

I approve of these maps! Especially new-ish idbase one. czg r0x0rZ. 
Really cool maps.

Some cool gameplay ideas. Traps and ambushes and oh my!

czg I'm so glad you released them!

P.S. terra4 annoyed me a bit. 
IMO the best release this month, trumping Marcher by a bit. (The classic gameplay and Doom-style layouts are spooge!!!!!) 
very nice levels! reminded me of doom gameplay a lot! total funnehness!
czg u suck for not polishing it properly!
czg you rock in general! 
I think the first few maps are the best, no doubt due to the excellent beta-testing many years ago.

P.S. Speedrun of Terra3 in 0:15 if anyone wants it, just email me teametc at yahoo business ting. Just have to rename the map terra3 to terra2 to play it (recorded before czg changed the map names).

P.P.S. Will play it soon, when I grab all this Q1 SP stuff together. 
so much q1sp releasing... it's craaazy!

terra5 i found annoyingly hard this time, but i think you were supposed to carry the weapons over? i kept loading each without weapons.

i liked the last one very much (6) because it was q1runic, although that trap was annoying and i only figured it out because when i died the first time, i could see through the func_door and discovered the trick. not really the coolest thing imo... :\
also, terra5 was a really nice looking (oldskool e1m2-e1m4 theme)map, but i couldn't figure out the trick to open the door at the end to finish the map (ended up noclipping through). i liked how you could see the way to the exit but the rock collapses at the start. :)

got the demos of the maps: 
These were awesome.

Every time something got a little too hard at first I recalled the line in the readme about them being "completely untested" (which is apparently not true?) and was more than ready to be disappointed but it never actually happened.

The best example is terra3 with the ambush right before the end - a half dozen shamblers all dropped in and I said, "Oh, come on now, what the f- ah, haha :D" 
Very Cool 
Downloading now.

czg, what are you doing with your time, if you are not mapping for Quake 1? If i had to guess, i'd say you were into 3dsmax... like myself, or Maya... like Tim Elek. 
Just Downloaded 
working on a review for UWF's site, along with the other two maps that still need reviewage. 
Screenies !!! 
Hey !! Where are the screenshots ?? 
You need screenshots to download some CZG maps? Not to mention that he's given you a good description too. 
I trust into CZG map description, and into his talent BTW, but a good screenies is for sure better than a long explanation, isn't it ??? 
Yeah Czg 
what are you up to these days? I noticed you had commented a few times about doom 3 editing - are you doing something for doom 3? Are you working for any games company at all?

looking forward to trying these maps tonight - are terra 1-3 the same as the ones released ages ago? 
czg works as the worker at the oil derrick in the Barents Sea, and his evening work is to nurse hedgehogs in the Oslo zoo. 
Here's A Bucket Of Shots You Ignorant Rabble: 
All Washed Out And Discolored 
/me hug czg.

Dude, screenies or no, this is the best map release of the year so far imo.

U rock.

/me hugs czg again. 

czg, what the fuck is wrong with your monitor? 
Terra4 In 0:07 
what the title says. 6 secs probably possible.
on another note I found all the maps fun to play, well done! 
Awesome maps! Terra6 crashes on me if I finish Terra5 and load the next map. Loading the map from the console works fine though. 
Frowny Face 
This does not happen for me.
What engine?
Works fine in Fitzquake and GLQuake. 
Nice Stuff 
I liked the maps but i think you could easily reach a bigger audience, too.

[begin rant..]
The quakeworld community is dying for new good dm maps, and all your help would be needed.

Even now when I'm looking at terra6, it's got some excellent places that would rule in a fast-pace qwdm 4 on 4 match. It's also about the right size. Alas, it lacks dm entities and some more connectivity might not hurt. (A bit too much dead ends and long corridors?) But first try could be with just some dm entities! Putting spawns, weapons and ammo there. Remember, a lot of people like many of the original id episode maps, that weren't really designed with dm in mind but happen to work in dm anyway!

Dm mapping can't be super-hard, and you can always refine the maps or in the end do just some entity fine-tuning. (with dm I usually mean 4on4 matches like at

There was a a custom map tournament, and from the maps made for it, cmt3 and cmt4 are most popular now, so you can run around a bit and check on "how its done". :)

Of course, dm2, dm3 and e1m2 are "the big three", unsurpassable classics, and it's worth looking them a lot too.

Really, making dm maps could be rewarding! If there's a better place for this discussion, inform me :) 
Really Great! 
I don't know why you're so negative about these maps in your text file. They're all wonderful maps - It feels like it could be episode 5 of the original game :) Thanks a bunch!

and yeah, lodis, 6 is possible, maybe even 5 ;) 
JoeQuake of course :-) 
Well, I took a look to the screenies, and I decided to play the serie, and... I really enjoy it. The mixing you did with std id-software/doom textures is really good. Achitectures (the more in castles part) are really interesting, and as well there is nothing to say about lightning effects which are very god as well.
Like Zwiffle, I really think it's one of the best maps I've played... Great work... 
It might be worth posting that in the GA thread if you want more people to see it.

However, there are a huge amount of good custom DM maps out there, you just need to look for them. I was following the Q1 DM mapping scene for a few years and saw lots of quality maps. Just go to any good Q1 mappers site and start following the links to other sites... 
there's arseloads of uber quality maps noone plays, go search for them!
start with
then, then go further and further and you'll find what you're looking for... 
Great Work 
:)= great maps is that maps what??? lollll i love then realy fun playing...roulf will be terra7 ? :)) 
Terra @ SDA 
The maps have been added to SDA: 
Thumbs Up 
I think I played some of those few yrs ago
Existing Dm-maps 
Thanks for the info Vondur and Shambler, (I'll check those review sites that work) but so far, most of the specific-for-dm maps were not that good. :(

I'll give reasons, posting stuff in the general forum... (all dm-interested people check there). Czg you too :) 
Thanks for all the comments guys, glad you liked them.

As for making these DM compatible, I don't think so. Or at least, I won't be doing it. Too fed up with these fuckers to stomach opening them in editor ever again.

But oh look! Here come the map sources marching along;
Yay! The day is saved! 
Thanks Czg! 
I'll look into them. Did you use worldcraft 1.6? What build programs and settings? 
OMG it's 1996 again!

Pure Quake sex, baby! 
yeah WC 1.6.
Compiled with aguirre's utils: 
CZG - You Rock!! 
Thanks for the sources - finally something to learn from :)
I didn't have the opportunity to play the maps yet, but I don't doubt that they are great! 
I don't see anyone else here have mentioned it, but, I heard from people in #TF today that the exit of terra4 is b0rked on normal skill. (It's b0rked on easy skill too, but you can still exit the level there.)

At the exit, it's supposed to spawn three monsters on hard, two monsters on normal and one on easy.
As it is now, it spawns three on hard, one on normal and two on easy. This makes the trigger_counter on normal skill unable to open the exit because there's only one monster where it requires two, and on easy skill it opens after you've only killed one monster.

Well well. Shit happens. Sorry if anyone got stuck there on normal, nothing I can do about that now, just noclip down to the exit please. As I've said not a whole lot of testing has gone into these maps, and the testing that has been has mostly been on easy and hard skill, because one assumes that if easy is ok, and hard is ok, anything inbetween is ok too!

Anyway, I suck immensely and I grant you permission to photoshop genitalia onto my face if that should make you feel any better. 
Czg - Det Er Gutten Sin Det =) 
Loved the maps. They had a definite id feel to them, only better. Such quality... It's great to be a q1sp player these days, may it never end =) 
Really cool maps czg!

I finally got a chance to play these and apart from the actual looks, I really liked the layouts and combat scenarios you created. Playing these really gave me back some of that old feeling I remember from the early days of custom maps. It's actually left me feeling a bit inspired... 
Ingen Tittel 
Kay: takk takk

Tyrann: It's actually left me feeling a bit inspired... Then I've accomplished my task. Thank you! 
terra5 was a really nice looking (oldskool e1m2-e1m4 theme)map, but i couldn't figure out the trick to open the door at the end to finish the map (ended up noclipping through). i liked how you could see the way to the exit but the rock collapses at the start. :)

i mentioned that way back, but i mistakenly refered to the map as terra5. d'oh. ;) 
Bugs += 1 
If you're counting, there's a similar kind of bug in terra1 on skill 0 -- after the gk door you have to kill two enforcers to open the next door, but there's only one enforcer to kill. It's not a huge deal, as you can still complete the level with some trick jumping or just plain wading through slime...

The first batch of demos (nearly 30...) has been posted on SDA, btw: 
Agree With Tyrann 
Those maps are really inspiring. My favourite is terra4 with ogres throwing grenades thru small windows. That's the first map ever I was being hit directly in the face with a grenade thrown thru a flame - that was shocking! 
You know, after reading the readme file I wasn't quite expecting something of this quality.

Awesome stuff. I particularly loved the broken walls/stone details - something which has become somewhat of a czg trademark.

I felt the architecture improved in the later maps - terra4 was a true Piranesian work of art.

Monster ambushes were very well done and hilarious - very Doom-like. I laughed when monsters popped up out of the ground.

More please. 
Oh Btw 
here're some silly coop demos i recorded with rpg and gibbie ;) 
You guys gotta post more demos. That shit cracked me up. Do marcher =) 
Healthy Praise For Handsome Russian Demo-wrangler 
That bit at the end of terra5 where RPG and whatsisface keep falling into the lava...priceless.

*applauds Vondurian jumping skillz* 
LOL @ Those Demos. 
Some classic moments in there...

* Vondur was smashed by a Shambler
Vondur: OMG
RPG: Von, the LG
RPG: Where?
RPG: Vondur, where is it?
Vondur: It was Shambler
RPG: Ack!

Gibbie & RPG using split second timing to get a simultaneous telefrag in TR5

Gibbie & RPG both getting exploded by Cthon in TR5.

Gibbie & RPG swimming repeatedly in lava in TR5.

Gibbie doing a perfect and fatal grenade jump off vondur's grenade in TR6. And then Vondur grenading him AGAIN later.

Mad skillz =) 
yeah that was fun :) 
Excellent Work 
If only everyone could do such horrible stuff.
Thoroughly enjoyable

Thanks heaps 
People keep calling these maps "oldskool". What does oldskool mean? After finally getting the time to play them I can only assume that it means "really well designed and constructed and excellent fun to play".

Proof, not that it was ever needed, that small/medium maps can be just as impressive as massve sprawlers.

Brilliant fun. Thanks CZG. 
Well Well 
I somehow missed these skiping through the news but a release from czg!! Now I've seen it all, bal releasing maps, czg releasing multiple maps.

cant wait to get back and try these out. 
Old Skool 
As in the style of Quake itself, smaller, Quake themed maps with some exploration, nice styles but not too extravagent, and a strong Quakey atmosphere.

But of course in this case done with better build quality, stronger design, and beefier gameplay. But still retaining that original Quake flava - which is a great thing IMHO. 
thats why you should keep running a review site shambler! 
Thanks. I knew that already, of course, but thanks anyway. My question was suppossed to be a sideways sarcastic prod at people that think size and "new things" maketh the map. Didn't really work, though. Besides which I can't think of any of the mappers that are still mapping for the mighty Q that are (that) guilty. Most of them have blessedly "retired".

It's a great thing IMHO2. :-) 
Another batch of demos have been posted over at SDA: 
they're nice to look at without being wow material but the gameplay is excllent. I liked how *everything* from the lighting to the layouts was oldskool. 
Sorry For The Delay CZG... 
...the review should be up over at UWF Reviews shortly. Nice work. 
Great work master. You know - before playing this pack I had spent some minutes with some frustrating Doom 3 level followed by a frustrating ZDoom level - I was so pissed off. But then I saw on my desktop and decided to have some Quake fun - and fun it was.

I love the clean look of these levels and the near-perfect gameplay. The only unfortunate stop was at the end of the fourth map where the exit wouldn't open due to a bug mentioned here. I really loved the way those four Shamblers were thrown at you at the end of the third level - I was like "is this guy serious?" - and then they were gone.

Glad you released them! 
Lovely lovely traps! I like it! Its hard and very likeable, but seriously, on the second map, just sickening quantities of enemies, I haven't played through it all, will do tomorrow, gj! :D 
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Oh Fuck 
noone expected fucking russian spam here 
noone expected ze spanish inquisition either 
time to add one-click post censoring. 
russian erotic spam! somebody save this board 
Maybe they were trying to save it by posting Russian erotic spam. 
My Browser 
is showing words made up of 7 vowels and such; it must not be equiped for Cyrilic. 
No, it's becuase the text is in 8-bit, and your browser is using the wrong 8-bit character set to display cyrillic. In IE, you can set your "encoding" to show cyrillic by right-clicking on the page and choosing KOI8-R. But this will replace accented vowels with cyrillic universally. The ideal solution is to ask the spammer to post in unicode (two bytes per character.) 
i believe the ideal solution would be no spam in the first place. 
Hey Thanks! 
Even if I only understand a few of the words at least the porn sites look like proper sites now. And now just a click away from a buttload of viruses, bugs, and visions of human depravity, like a virtual Bourbon Street. 
russian chicks are hot! :) 
spam deleted 
Thanks For This. 
omg omg naked bitches! was just what a need :\, & make me lol, also :D 
That only a few of the urls have "humansex". What do the rest hold? 
czg, stop using your spammer friends to give your levels more publicity. 
Bah Humbug, My Plans Foiled Again! 
As Per An Indirect Recommendation By Necros I Played These Maps Again 
And, despite still hating czg with the wrath of a thousand jihads, I have to stress how great this release is.
Small maps with moderate monster count and fun gameplay - oldschool Quake vibe - and varying themes. Most of them apparently even playable from shotgun start. Cool layouts, too.
I'd definitely like to see more of this type of maps instead of the large, 200 monster grindfests or complex concept pieces that have dominated the releases of recent years. 
As Per An Indirect Criticism By Negke I Have To Find Something 
Didn't czg release a version with the skill 1 terra4 exit fixed? Anyone got a zip for that?

Related: (proudly made with free software, that excuses that it looks like that) 
I got a version fixed by Aguirre. 
this is the mythical 5th episode for q1 (apart from being too hard on skilll 0) 
Fixed Terra 4

After getting permission from Aguirre, I've uploaded the fixed version to the above link. 
Thanks Yhe1 
and aguirRe. 
negke sent me a fixed version too (also another fix no terra1), I am gonna use that one if I ever update. 
So I did a pretty half-assed attempt at speedrunning these maps on easy skill with JoeQuake, didn't see any other runs so I figured it'd be a waste to just have the demo files lying on my hd to rot, so why not share them... perhaps someone will even enjoy them.

All maps are played from scratch, no items or weapons from previous levels 
Haven't Watched The Demos Yet, But... 
You have seen and related things? 
Nope, oops. Maybe I should have done a proper search before making a fool of myself... checked out the easy run now though... most of the tricks I came up with had already been used, and I felt clever, hah. Oh well. 
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