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Why Can't I Hold All These First Maps! 
Yet another "My first map" post!
Took a map from an old doom2 dm wad of mine and remade it. Probably not the best dm map, but it served as a place to get used to working with TB.
Small map, 1v1 should be hectic, 2-4 would be bonkers.

screenshots:
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/cbsdm1.jpg
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/cbsdm2.jpg
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/cbsdm3.jpg
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/cbsdm4.jpg
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/cbsdm5.jpg

download:
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/CBS_DM1.zip 
From The Shots 
needs more verticality. something bout the colors is slightly off (palette issues maybe). Looks quite good otherwise, detailing looks weirdly good and sufficiently undetailed in those shots. 
Re: Colors 
I mean the mixture of textures. I find it quite hard to have good color scheme when choosing textures in quake myself :-( Something about the limited choice of base textures. 
@SgtCrispy 
Nice map for your first outing! Some thoughts:

1. good use of textures overall

2. good idea to choose DM as your first Quake map to work out the process of creating... the Quake SP community is much more active than MP for the most part. I switched from making only MP maps to SP and it's better overall as many more ppl play my maps. Something to consider. func is really geared toward SP maps

3. your lighting is quit good for an old school style map. I encourage you to look at ericw's tools website to see what can be done now with lighting. (I am currently working on lighting tutorials.

https://ericwa.github.io/ericw-tools/

4. I really liked the small touches in your map. The uneven walls and floors, the door mysteriously cracked open in the other area. The warped woods planks were cool and I am stealing that idea!!! These all give your map life.

5. some of the areas felt a bit the same though so easy to get turned around. You can vary lighting and / or textures to give players signposts. The player should never be lost in a level.

6. congrats on a very nice looking level

7. keep mapping for Quake! you are off to a very good start.

bonus question: are there leaks? is this map vis'd? I only ask because I had a weird framerate issue here and there. It could be my computer tho. 
@DooM_RO 
I posted this on YT but here's a repost:

I am working on videos this weekend. Would you mind if I did a "newb review" of your video as you mentioned? It may not be out for a while but I like this idea and of course will start with yours!

LMK 
@megaman @dumptruck_ds 
Thank you both for the comments and suggestions, really appreciate it. :D
Coming from mapping for doom, I still a have bit more to get used to with quake hence the map is a bit more horz than vert. I kinda ran out of ideas at the time so yeah its a bit “where am I?”, as well as high and low detail all over.

As for the vis and leaks, I compiled in TB with ericw tools 0.18 and everything appeared to be ok, unless I missed something. It never complained about leaks in the log after the last compile so /shrug?
Hehe, I can’t even check it atm since my rig of out of commission until monday when the replacement for the new psu I got thursday comes in. 
@SgtCrispy 
I'll play it again today on my gaming rig. I wanted to be sure you had vis'd it. The compile is likely fine. 
@SgtCrispy 
I just played a DM session with Reaper bots. I added 4 - twas a bit hectic. But the framerate is fine. When I tested it before I was at work on an iMac so crappy Intel grfx. It's smooth as butter on my gaming rig. 
@SgtCrispy 
I just played a DM session with Reaper bots. I added 4 - twas a bit hectic. But the framerate is fine. When I tested it before I was at work on an iMac so crappy Intel grfx. It's smooth as butter on my gaming rig. 
@SgtCrispy 
I just played a DM session with Reaper bots. I added 4 - twas a bit hectic. But the framerate is fine. When I tested it before I was at work on an iMac so crappy Intel grfx. It's smooth as butter on my gaming rig. 
@SgtCrispy 
I just played a DM session with Reaper bots. I added 4 - twas a bit hectic. But the framerate is fine. When I tested it before I was at work on an iMac so crappy Intel grfx. It's smooth as butter on my gaming rig. 
Impressive Penta-Post! 
Is this possibly func_record? 
Must Be A New Record 
 
#15613 
 
2008 was a rough year for mobile internet. 
 
In 2008 I still had 56k dial-up. 
In 2008... 
I still had a Pentium II. 
Yearly Update 8-) 
A year ago I showed this of a basemap I has been working on for around 14 years.

Anyway here are some more pics of the map, or rather the maps, because since them I have split the map in 3.

I also wrote that maybe it would be done in about 5 or 6 years 8-)
Well it looks like I was right, since I hawen't had much time to work on the map.
Another reason is that I have promised Tronyn to finish this map. 
The Promise Shall Not Be Broken. 
Awesome screenshots! 
Wow 
finish them 
Holy Schnikes! 
It would be a crime to not finish/release these. 
@SgtCrispy 
I recorded two runs with your map (Short Yardage) using DMSP2 (skill 2: 80 enemies).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3YKS8kA1_U

The central area is great to make enemies fight each other while you watch everything from above =D 
Hrimfaxi 
I believe in you! 
@DooM_RO 
I don't know if you are interested, but i recorded a playthrough of your map "Chapel of Darkness" =D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfQ5mXnMgJ4 
@DooM_RO 
Between Tribal and I - your map is getting a lot of attention!!! Here's a new series of more general Quake-y type of stuff. A newb mapper review this time.

https://youtu.be/G-Z5kgkxwHI 
Preview Of Castle Darkheart Interior... 
So I posted a TB block out of the castle exterior on Discord earlier, but I've been working on a new texture set, and have done some work in Blender to get a new prop model.

This gallery has 2 shots of the interior of Castle Darkheart. The new texture set is based upon photo textures, taken from images of cathedrals and other materials, all converted to the Quake palette. I've also been using a lot of RTCW, ad_magna, and Daikatana textures as a base to make new ones. (The banner is a fabric sample with Daik dragon, painted in brown.)

So I used Blender to import the knight.mdc from RTCW, converted to OBJ then to .mdl. It had a lot of problems, inverted face normals, and some of the vertexes had to be edited. I also had to create a new UV map and material because the .mdc consits of multiple models and 2 textures, where Quake mdls can only have 1. The end result is ok I think, 509 polys. Now we can finally have a suit of armor to decorate all those Quake castles.

Imgur seems to darken my images, so take that into account. Screens here:
https://i.imgur.com/Gp7cGHW.png
https://i.imgur.com/iQD7U7I.png 
@Redfield 
:wat: 
Noice 
 
Redfield 
Nice work. This is really looking cool but still Quake-y. 
Yup. 
 
Redfield 
That looks great! Maybe add a little more visual detail, for example some damage to the pillars or something. Otherwise it looks maybe a bit too clean.

But apart from that it's really nice, I hope it gets released! 
 
Puts my recent castle-building efforts to shame. I'll have to steal some ideas >_> 
Don't Worry 
It is too far over hill for me to not finish it now. @Sleepwalker yeah I plan to go over the map with a sledgehammer and smash some of those brushes to pieces. It looks too nice for Quake monsters to live in.

It just takes a long time to make new artwork (If it wasn't for google Blender would be worthless) I am hoping to have this map/mod done by the end of the year. 
 
Howdy all. I've been working on another map and got it to a point where some feedback would help! The aesthetics are all still pretty basic, since I want to make sure the gameplay is there first:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xj8zrshhcvlge4/simplex_b1.zip?dl=1

Here are some screenshots:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgub7s2h2vnia8x/simplex_b1_3.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dy3xxqy5lcs75e9/simplex_b1_2.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6mfmch8j4d2z16a/simplex_b1_1.png?dl=0 
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