I finally played this tonight (first real spare time in quite a while) and immediately thought "there's something negke-ish about the look of this map," what with the power cords, mixture of base and medieval structures, functional yet mysterious details, etc!
I have no idea what this place was supposed to be, but it was quite interesting, although actually quite difficult in close quarters on the first playthrough (died a few times on normal).
My intention while creating this map was to create a place "in between".
I always thought the id1 levels (episodes) very poorly connected in visual aspects, meaning the base maps at the very start at each episode never really blended in to the following medieval, arcane whatever you call that quake style maps(apart from having a slipgate standing in the castle like in e1m2).
And this map does that in reverse, going from an somehow elderly startgate to a slipgate in a crate!
An attempt to look behind the slipgates, what dimensions unfolded there and such, hence the title.
Some misalignings are there because i have the habit of "never touch a running map".
When i�m in deep mapping mode, those detailed bits are actually made really fast and nifty.
Attempts to align the textures properly afterwards led to error messages, as the brushwork, especially those wooden bits is hard off grid and you know those noobish mistakes:)
Some misalignings are just laziness.
Same applies to not wrapping/clipping properly.
Well fictionally you're teleporting between isolated locations so the lack of a blend ain't completely unjustified. Still a valid thing to try and correct.
Ain't should be isn't -- worst autocorrect ever
That's Interesting MFX...
...qtfin1 was also meant to be a place in between. Given Azoth existed so far away the player had to make it through a way-station on the edge of the known universe. The parallels with your intermission map are that the texture set didn't need to mirror previous location or destination (except the player entered via the standard in-pod, and entered Azoth's realm in the next level via a port consistent with qtfin1) and it was a void map. I've seen DAZ do yours and as soon as I get a playable Quake set-up going I'll give it a run through. Your stuff in this map reminds me of Scragbait on crack :)
If I Were In Charge Of An E1 Remake
I'd repurpose E1M8 to serve as a place in between the earthly maps and the Chthonic maps.
reminds me of Scragbait on crack :)
Quite Liked This
didnt find it too hard personally and although a bit short, the theme is really nice and perhaps a bigger map with this theme is worth thinking about?
Finaly had time to play... nice little map :p
Died near end with no amo :|
First run in attachement
thanks for the demo, but which engine did you use to record it? Can�t run it with DarkPlaces or FitzQuake variants..
mfx � used Darkplaces.
Build 4 Mar 2013 release (progs 5330 CRC)
Just loaded now and it works
thats strange, i can load it now, but its frozen.
Used same DP build as named above.
I want to see you die hard badly..
watching in any mode?
I played in QDQ progs
Ah That Explains
protocol 3504. Where can i get the progs.dat?
The 1st secret was empty, that should�ve made you suspicious.
Else, you�d get a GL there. Easy.
And the glitches with the teleporters and skybrushes, how ugly.
I recommend Quakespasm now and forever:)
Anyway, thanks for demo, i urge for them.
The English term is "Klein Bottle" (no S), by the way.
the english term bottle just appeared to be a bad translation of the german means of "fl�che".
So "fl�che" means plane, not flasche (bottle), not even "surface", which means "oberfl�che", and the corresponding term seems to have made its way into popculture.
Dissecting a Klein bottle into halves along its plane of symmetry results in two mirror image M�bius strips, which is mind blowing for non mathemathicans(can be..)
Now this is real besserwisserism, and i�m praising berlin for its pavement full of dogshit...
Oh, i�m drunk
Oh And M�bius Strips
are ze shit. My next map is moebius..
The oil of progress.
i couldn�t have put it in words better...
blargh! thres islands in my puke, a docter maybe?