Jedi Knight III




Star Wars Episode 1: Duel Of The Fates v3 | 40.96 MB

that's one thumbs of for this map already! This is version 3 of JamyzGenius Duel of the Fates map. From what I remember we kinda skipped v2, because he sent in v3 while v2 was still in the waiting list, but looking over v1, which we will say is the previous version, there is a massive improvement! I am most impressed with the improvement in JamyzGenius' skills all round in fact, the architecture, texturing and lighting is of a nice standard in this map, gone are the full-bright rooms and repeating textures, now the lighting is natural and the textures and structure of the map look nicely accurate to the film. There are still things that need to be worked on however. For example, in the generator room, if you are on the lowest platforms and look up, you will notice you get a hall of mirrors (HOM) effect, because the room is so tall that the game is not rendering anything past a certain limit. To fix this I think you will have to change the distance cull limit (it is a world-spawn command if I remember rightly), the same thing also happens outside on the grassy area. This grassy area could also do with some more natural looking terrain, since the patches used at the moment look a little too 'pointy' and not soft and rounded like terrain should be. Of course, trisoup or quadsoup are the best things to use for terrain making but they can be difficult to use and are a more advanced concept. One other thing I should mention is that the large double doors do not open together. To fix this problem you need to open the entity window on each door at a time and enter the key: [i]team[/i] and the value: [i]door_1[/i] or whatever you want, so long as you put a unique name in for each pair of doors. This will ensure that both doors will open together, as a 'team'! Overall I really liked this map though, the generator room especially was very movie accurate and looked great, the walkways making for perfect places to have a duel or even an FFA Also of note is the long and also massive marble corridor that is accessible via the main hangar. I think it is perhaps a little too tall, the windows a little too high off the floor and the floor texture a bit too stretched, as it makes the character look unusually tiny in comparison to the room. Obviously the room is meant to be massive, but it just doesn't feel quite right to me. Nevertheless, the huge marble columns and those massive flanking windows look fantastic and impressive! All in all a very nice map here, although there are still a few things that could do with further improvement. As I said before, I am most impressed with how far JamyzGenius skills have come and I definitely look forward to seeing more from him! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




The Academy | 24.36 MB

map. If there were ever such a thing as evolution, this would define it. Players of The Academy v2 won\'t recognise much except the core fundamentals. Everything has changed, yet at the same time so much remains the same. Firstly, I\'ll start with the main chamber. I had to use noclip to access this, as it\'s initially locked, hence the screenshots not being taken in spectator mode. This room fits the theme of a council chamber perfectly, in every sense. As well as having the Jedi theme, it also has some unexplainable academic edge to it, some element I can\'t quite isolate. Needless to say, the architecture is great, and is quite possibly the best I\'ve seen in a Yavin Temple map for ages - it\'s simple, yet at the same time visually pleasing. Not one mis-aligned texture to be found - this is the point where I realised exactly why this map had taken so long: Virtue\'s gone over it with a fine-toothed comb, and then gone over it again with an even finer one. There\'s really not much to say about this as the screenshots will say enough, except that the view over the courtyard looks good and gives it that \"campus\" feel. Leading off from the main chamber are the security rooms and a sparring room. The sparring room is essentially the same design principle as the equivalent room in v2, except that much more attention to detail has been given to it. Again, it\'s what you\'d expect. The security room is simple - it just has buttons to lock down parts of the academy. Typical Rebel base design, yet still very well constructed too look the part almost impeccably. Next is the battleground. Believe me when I say that you won\'t recognise it. It has been translated from a walled-in enclosure into a large outdoor area. The terrain looks as good as it can in Q3 engine, there\'s good use of lighting and effects, and the area is littered with weapons - leading me to believe that the majority of combat and lessons takes place out here. Across the battleground you\'ll find a small ruin with an elevator. This leads into what appears to be the dorm area. Several rooms are down here: medical room, bar, strategy center, and a few storage rooms. Everything is, again, well-designed and error-free. What impressed me most was the strategy center\'s layout - it hits the spot exactly, and I suspect that a little inspiration was likely taken from real world sources. My only grievance is that the music in the bar is still present, and there\'s no way short of deleting the mp3 to make it shut up (you can tell that I dislike that song, huh?) - which is a shame, as it clashes with the great BGM. Interestingly enough, this underground dormitory area is also a training zone, although I suspected it may be since only RP\'ers would really have much use for many of the areas (except the bar - that can universally be used as a \"Safe Zone\" in any type of server). Now... Ah, wait, screw it, I\'m too lazy to keep switching between spec and ingame modes. Ahem, now let\'s move on to the central courtyard, possibly my fave area. This is almost the same as v2, which is good, because it\'s a little bit of the original in there, but what makes it stand out is the adjoining \"Hall of Fame\" area. As well as being possibly the most aesthetically-pleasing part of the map, it contains memorials which count as a way of honoring the people who made the Academy what it is - quite sentimental, and hell, those guys deserve an honorable mention for giving up most of their free time for the benefit of a gaming community which on the whole generally doesn\'t appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for them by many. Most important of all is the memorial to Vladarion - I\'m glad that\'s still in there. An in-game memorial to an in-game friend. Nerdy? Hell yes, but really, who cares? Honoring someone you knew well and cared for is the right thing to do, and a friend is still a friend whether you know them as a human or as an avatar. Again, another display that we\'re all still humans behind the keyboards, and that can only be a good thing. OK, this review is getting long. Too long. Let\'s move on before Inyri starts making wisecracks about Oscar acceptance speeches or some such nonsense... >_> The classrooms are the core of the map, naturally. The three sparring rooms are still intact and very much unchanged aside from the removal of the viewing areas. What is really new now, is the stairways leading to elevators. These lead up to the second floor, where there\'s a brand spankin\' new classroom built for all kinds of classes. It\'s got seating (which, in non-RP terms, means \"Go stand over there so you don\'t get in the way!\" :p ), and the glass walkways make it easier to see what\'s going on around the room. Jutting off from here is a supply room for healing, and a sentry room for defensive training (which I have to admit, I took a few lessons in myself while playtesting >_> ). All in all, everything a Jedi will need to train themselves, I guess. The final room to cover, is the bridge room. I loved this one, and now with the addition of multiple levels, I love it even more. Why? I dunno, I guess I like combat in these environments. Must still be jacked in to the Matrix or something. (By the way, Ghost is WAY cooler than Neo. And Enter The Matrix should have been much longer than it was.) Er, yeah, this room is still fun for combat, and if you like, you can even simulate Revolver Ocelot-style pistol matches a lá Metal Gear Solid. ;) All in all, a fun little sparring room. Now, because I\'ve made this review extremely wordy and unnecessarily long, I\'ll summarise: - Texture Usage: All textures appropriately used and well-fitted. No errors. - Architecture: A bit plain, very simple, yet still aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. - Design: Simple, yet elegant. Made for a purpose and suits it perfectly. The theme ties in very well together. - Creativity: It\'s an updated remake. The heck are you asking me about creativity for? :p - Custom Material: Surprisingly, most of this is built with base resources. Congrats on utilising them better than Raven Software could! The few custom resources in the pack are just fine. Some of them could work better, but they\'re fine for their purpose. I admit it, I\'m gushing with nothing but praise for this. Why? Because it\'s the best map ever? No, I don\'t make judgements like that. Because it looks more awesome than any other map? Nope. So why is it then? Because it [i]works[/i]. It\'s been properly tested, properly tweaked, properly optimised, so on and so forth, and Virtue\'s delayed the release of it almost indefinitely in order to make sure it was only released when it was [i]ready[/i] - something that no mapper seems to do these days. Overall, this is an improvement in every way over v2, and the Academy members should be proud to call this their \"home away from home\". Virtue should also be proud for creating something which raises the standard and finally proves that complexity is [i]not[/i] synonymous with quality. Great work, Virtue, and I hope you expand your mapping horizons. I also hope that others follow from your example of thinking purely about the map rather than about the reaction it will get from the general public. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Music:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Models:[/b] Yes




Jedi's Home (JL) II | 15.18 MB

really, after all considering what a smash hit the original Jedi’s Home was, it should have occurred to me that there was a good possibility for a v2. Oh well, I always seem to miss the obvious! Anywayyy…on with the review! Now, on the whole I liked the original map, it was roomy, good for clans, and had some great secrets. However there were a few things that bugged me quite a bit, one of which was the texturing in one or two areas, like that dark blue carpet in the main hall. It drove me mad trying to duel there, because I could never see my character, or my opponent properly. They just seemed to blend in with the dark carpet! Of course, when I lost because of that, I’m not sure anyone believed me when I said it was all the carpets fault. Surely other people had the same problem though? One of the main things a v2 should always accomplish is to correct the errors, or not so good bits of its predecessor. The worst case scenario is that a v2 would expand upon the not so good bits of its predecessor and get worse! I am happy to say that isn’t the case here. If you liked the original Jedi’s Home, your gonna be drooling over this one! :D Lets move onto the architecture first of all. This is really a map and a half, the architecture looks great all over. Wonderful smooth flowing lines, along with grand staircases and a lot of nice architectural detailing makes this an excellent map visually. It also feels a lot more solidly built than the original, but I guess a Jedi safe house needs to be though right? Some areas which I particularly liked was of course the wonderful main hall, with that great ceiling, but also the kind of modern-Japanese style dojo room thingies. At least that’s what they looked like to me! There is some nice architectural features and texturing in there, and the lights look pretty nifty too. ;) Now, that brings me onto the texturing, which is also very impressive. Quite a bit of the texturing in the main areas of the map is in relatively plain and simple textures, but nice looking ones nevertheless. Plain or simple textures are certainly not a bad thing if they are used properly however. In this map they are used very well I think, and personally I think they really bring out the wonderful architecture, whereas complicated, cluttered textures would draw your eye away from the architecture and more onto the texturing. There have also been some nice new shiny marble textures added to the map here and there, which i think looked rather posh! Best of all though (in my opinion at least) is that the carpet in the main area now looks much better, so hopefully I wont keep loosing my duels so much due to the colour of the carpet. I bet you still don’t believe me about that do you! :P Anyway… Just like the original, there is sooo much to explore on this map. The map itself is gigantic, and of course, theres plenty of secrets! One of the coolest bits I thought, was a transport ship that’s outside on a landing platform. Step on the boarding ramp undernieth and it brings you up into the bowls of the ship. However, if you move into the cockpit and press the controls, you can fire its laser cannons! Hopefully none of your friends will be standing infront of it…or maybe that was the idea? Mwahaha… Theres a totally revamped medical room, and also a cool duel room with a glass box that closes around the duelers (sorta like the one in Sith Council). As I said above, there is of course, plenty of secrets here. Theres hidden chambers, as well as come nifty floating dueling platforms in the sky, though I couldn’t figure out how to get there normally…I had to use noclip. Still, I imagine theres a teleporter somewhere for that. One secret that I thought was very cool was this security room that I found. It had a big screen on the wall where you could actually see one of the corridors in the map, and also when people walking through it. Just like a proper security camera! The only thing that I didn’t really like in the map was the fact that you had to press the use button on some of the doors to open them. Doing that just gets a bit irritating after a while, because I keep walking into doors expecting them to open! Owch… Besides that though I don’t remember noticing any substantial bugs, or any bugs at all for that matter! So, lets round up a few pro’s and con’s before we finish up. Pro’s: [*]An excellent map for clans. [*]Excellent looking architecture, you gotta love all those curves! [*]Solid and well-made brushwork. [*]Beautiful texturing and lighting. [*]Plenty of secrets to discover! Con’s: [*]It is very large, which can lead to you getting a bit lost if you don’t know the map well. [*]You have to press the use button on some of the doors to get them to open, which gets a little irritating after a while. This really is a superb map, which will be great for clans or RPG folk, or anyone who appreciates a well made and good looking map. An excellent map all round, be sure to give it a download! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




Atlantica | 143.97 MB

with this map in hands, I can effectively say I've been compensated for mah troubles >_> Forst, background. Conceived for the ::JEDI:: clan by Szico VII, this map, set on planet Mon Calamari, is a soul-harvesting, child-eating, and corn worshiping power house of script, design, and sexy. Seriously, feel free to take a look at the screenshots before reading on if you don't believe me. This map has effectively stamped out all of Szico's predecessors in virtually every aspect. Enough pole-jocking, I say! Let us proceed to a small walkthrough, shall we? To preface, I must note to you all that there are [b]TWO[/b] versions of this map, but both contain the same essential items, save for a couple features. Now then, to start us off on our grand journey, we shall begin with the broad exterior. Starting from an empty landing pad, one can take in and grasp the true beauty of the architecture of the exterior and texture work of the water and skybox. Szico REALLY went all out on this one. It felt like I was really in the middle of Mon Calamari/The Antarctic. The water was crisp, clear, and looked damningly cold. It also blends incredibly smoothly with the skybox, making the map feel very realistic. The skybox suggests that we're sequestered in a valley of sorts, and quite exquisitely, at that. Moving on from the background, we find ourselves staring at a monstrous dome of sorts, with a tower atop it, along with several other jutting extremities coming from outside the dome. This empty pad contains an interesting little device, but I shall save it for later. LETS PROCEED INTO THE DOME. The dome is massive, and made almost completely out of glass. It's quite an excellent observation area. The inside of the dome is what I like to call "rage city," as it has enough destructibles to almost completely wreck up the place. The overhanging lights can be pulled down on top of your opponents and kill them, you can kill the lights to the stairs, the main halo light,knock a monument down, and pretty much own every tree there is with your saber. It's beastly, without a doubt. Looking forth at the other extremities, we'll just glance over at the delicious shuttle that takes off and lands every few minutes, and proceed to the strange little spiral staircase. Inside? A room, with a familiar object of chaos...go ahead and pull the switch, I dares you =_>. I daren't say more, so let us return to the surface! Returning back to our empty pad, we'll finally discuss one of the scripted specialty features: dynamic elevators. Ah, yes, this one's a doozy. What sets this one apart from others other than the earth-shaking scripting? Simple: It's a BEAM-LINE elevator. As the elevator is hailed, you can see the beam path the elevator pad glides along with great ease. It is, without a doubt, quite awesome to behold. Granted, in some angles it looks very 2D, but it can be overlooked for the greater good, here. From this pad, we can either choose to go to the shuttle's landing pad, or to the command tower. Let's go command things, shall we? Once we hit the tower, one must circle around to the next elevator to get to the peak of the tower. Now to call down the next--WHAT?!? WARNING: LIFT RESTRICTION?! CURSE YOU DIRTY AND GLUTTONOUS STAFF. Force users at this point will have to manually climb up the tower(or just respawn there,) and push the crate off the elevator. Foulness, indeed. Afterwards, the elevator works. At the top of the tower is the admin room, a simple room that has more practical value in the RPG version, which will be explained later. Activate the console with the code provided in the readme, and all shall be revealed. See below at the end of the review, as the code here IS customizable. Now, it's time to FINALLY go inside, having left a few unturned stones for you to discover out there later. Retreating to a particular extremity adjacent to the dome, we shall be entering by a contact-triggered elevator. Quite stylish, I know. Step on the arrow as you walk in, and our journey shall begin. Landing in the awesome nexus, there are a huge plethora of doors. Eenie, meany, MINEY, MO! Well, wouldja look at that? A BAR. Hasn't anyone heard of an actual restaurant in this community? I mean you could include a bar IN IT, but RPG'ers needa eat @_@. Moving on, this bar is eloquently designed in the oval structure, allowing for more movement of the bartender. In the corner is a window to one of the most awesome skyboxes I've seen. It makes you feel like you're actually underwater >_> seriously. Anyway, evading subjective fits of rage, lets bail out for the next door into the detention center. Now THIS is what I call a detention center. Forcefields, steel doors, and controlled gun turrets make great security measures, and hurt many feelings. Now granted, it woulda been nice if he installed like, poopers, so people can poop, but hardly anybody lets forth a corn log in RP anymore(at least, in serious RP >_> it's too cool for them.) Anyway, let us take flight from this deliciously miserable place. Oh yes, by the way, please scorn and laugh at Szico for not being able to properly read and spell my name in that screenshot. Whilst that screenshot with my "name" in it was doctored(so I don't have a private cell), I just want to make him feel retarded anyway XD Let's GO TO TEH PARK! WOOT. Moving swiftly on, we come across a deliciously designed underwater park, complete with streetlights, and, in the basic version, NPCS that wander about. Honestly, whatever I say here would be a waste of breath, as it's just miles better to just inhale the visuals for yourself. Trust me, you shall be awe struck, methinks. Now we can finally attack the meat and potatoes of this compound. Moving down a corridor, we can stop by and see there's two...pits? Yes, Szico found it more entertaining to have the players leap down and be carried up in this particular area, instead of actual elevators. Not exactly the most PRACTICAL of ideas, but he at least designed the shaft to be quite entertaining to behold. Dropping down to a soft landing, we come upon a lobby with a malevolent TV screaming and hawking ::JEDI:: and the map. In my initial beta testing of this map, I attacked it in a childish rage, scorning its existance. Suffice to say, It breaks, and >_> can be fixed, although I will explain that later as well. Man, I have a lot of explaining to do -_-; So then, there's a nice lil protocol desk droid waiting for you, his function also being covered later. Heading left, we'll prod and poke the "west wing" of the compound. Walking along the scenic hallway, we arrive at the stairway nexus which leads to the deliciously scripted infirmary, VR stealth training room, and laser dodging training area. Definitely worth a personal investigation, as my words alone cannot recreate the experiences extracted from them. A long stairway across the infirmary leads down to meditation and prep rooms, one of the combat prep rooms housing Szico's pride and joy: Hexagonal Honeycomb windows. I must admit, these are thoroughly awesome, and as such, warrant a soul harvest. The annex here is definitely also worth a look at, as it was beautifully crafted, and features a nice fountain here, along with the vaulted glass ceiling, which is quite priceless. Alright, finally, we'll hit the East wing, which contains the archives, dormitories, and the council rooms. Archives contains something that will be explained later >_> NOW, the council is built like your average council room, save for the laser security and the RPG function that will ALSO be mentioned later. The dormitories are quite awesome, although the beds are ENORMOUS, even the bunk beds. Downsize much? Whew...seriously. and now,intermission.... [b]-=Averus goes to go eat=-[/b] Ahh, most delicious. Now that I can focus on the map rather than eating, it's time to hit some of the more technical aspects. First off, if it isn't obvious enough, this file/map is HUGE, and as such, may annihilate lower end PCs, so beware. Map loading time was like...well, longer than most maps, so I'd suggest finding something to amuse yourself within that time frame >_> Bugs: There's some. I'll just note them in list format. Granted, whilst we had MaceCrusherMadunsus in the server at the time pointing out bugs, truth be told I wasn't listening so XD here's what *I* found/recorded(whichever came first): - Elevator/Annex area: You can jump through the unclipped rock and step into the void. - Some doors may get stuck, depending on how you handle them. - You can see brushes and map objects in certain windows/ceiling windows depending on what area of the map you're in. - (one time deal, but still possible) The beam elevator's console brush disconnected from the pad. - A few hardly noticeable clipping issues with curves. - Certain sounds can be heard globally when they were meant to be local, an issue Szico cannot fix. - There is no mess hall, despite Szico's texture >_> - Doors can kill you >_> rather easily if you're not careful. - Doorway leading to lobby has a few clipping/textural issues(not too noticeable, really.) That's just a few. (I was told there was some z-fighting somewhere although I never personally spotted it.) So now I can finally attack the stuff I've been meaning to save for the final parts of this review, which has taken way too long because of distractions and general fun XD. There are two versions, as I'm sure I've mentioned before, or thought I did...who cares, DEATH TO ALL. [b]Atlantica - Basic[/b]: This is where RP can commence more smoothly, in my opinion. This area is void of most of the following features that will be covered in the RPG Version of the map, and features an expanded bound so you can fly ships within distance of the dome station. Now, to actually hit the cream. [b]Atlantica - RPG[/b]: This is the map where most of the fun is stored, for the most part. You must VENTURE FORTH and gain credits(respawning objects easily attainable in certain areas,) or complete certain missions to gain credits to buy your way up the clearance ladder! Missions include simple tasks like clearing out a hall way to completing VR training missions successfully. Also, whilst you're out and about, you can get the toolbox and boredly repair the broken TV and lamp posts in the park. Here, in a nut shell, is where clearance can be reached: Lvl 1: Freebie granted in the drop shafts. Lvl 2: 50 Credits, purchase at the desk droid Lvl 3: 300 Credits, Purchase in archives Lvl 4: 400 Credits, plus a 10 switch console hunt is in order to activate the console itself. Lvl 5: Admin Control Tower Also, a couple other functions require paying of credits, I.E. the infirmary bacta tank. The last other difference I recall between the RPG version and basic is that now the RPG version has an x-wing in the once empty pad, and the bridge to it can be destroyed. Okay, I've typed far enough




Sith Council | 30.79 MB

the Sith Council map. [/quote] Incidentally, the version one of this map has had over 40,000 downloads, and comparing the screens between the two versions, I can't see how this one has gotten worse, but then again, not having played the first, I can't say much more about that. What did I think about it? Well, for starters, it's big. Really big. Not as in huge terrains or giant FFA areas, but there's a lot of small, localised areas within the map, as well as a fairly spacious outdoor area with a few trees and a pretty, (albiet very square and unatural-looking) waterfall. I'm gonna start with the music used, as I think it combines with the outdoor atmosphere and the rain particularly well, even though I believe it's from the bit in Episode 6 where Vader dies, but meh, whatever. Every time i died, I spawned back in the main room. That's not to say there might not be other spawns elsewhere, and I hope I was just unlucky, as having all the spawns in the same room would be a bit boring. I'd have to say my favourite area was the cafe, as it reminded me a great deal of a typical university cafe, and I'm all for real-life stuff. I didn't have time to explore all the secrets, but I did work out that a great deal of the main room can become destroyed, leaving a giant lava pit in it e.t.c. Lots of the rooms are very well detailed and made, but of course, there's always a gripe. Some rooms kind of look like they've been slapped on, and obviously haven't had as much effort put into them, plus some are far too dark, most noticeably the bedroom areas, which are pitch black even when they have windows... (Plus I couldn't find the lightswitches, bah!) :( There's also a few missing textures on the toilet handles and stuff in here, and looking out of a few windows you can see bits of map which you shouldn't be able to see. It's an easy error to fix using the system/antiportal texture, or a decent vis blocker, and it's unfortunate this error is here, as it does spoil the views somewhat. Oh, there's also a skin called Kahn in here, wonder where that name came from.. *cough* ;) Anyway, it's a fairly decent skin (based on the Quinlan-vos model, although the hair clips through his shoulders and the textures used on the hair seem a little odd. Aside from that it looks okay, although not very sith-like, as you'd expect with this map. It's also good to see Kahn has taken onboard some suggestions from Amy's previous review: [quote]You press a button and get a weapon or ammo. It's perfect except for one thing - you can't tell what you're getting until you press the button. It would've been nice to have seen some clear labels over each button.[/quote] Now, there's clear identifiable labels over each button, so kudos to you for fixing this. Underground, theres a lot of small, torch-lit rooms for dueling and there's also a scary-looking, but easy to complete jumping room, which leads you to a suspended dueling pad, which was nice. I guess the area which was most lacking in detail was the church/choir singing section. (At least thats what it looked a little like) This area looks just, bland and the lighting was a little nasty, with no viable sources. Naturally, there's also the water bug which isn't really avoidable (with water flowing sideways) and a few other small errors with light-shafts e.t.c but I think they're all very small and localised. To top it off, there's also bot support, and some new models made for quake3. The paths are a little strange due to this, but it shouldn't effect gameplay :) New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




Star Wars Episode III JKA Map Pack - Part 2 | 82.43 MB

thats the harshness when everybody expects perfect maps from you SJC :) I've seen Episode III, and the similarity between the movie and the Mustafar map here is very good. Sure, it's not perfect, but in order to have a playable map which is fun, nobody mines a few small alterations. I'll start with the small errors I found, to get them out of the way. Firstly, when walking down the edge of the lava river leading to that giant waterfall, the lava doesn't always follow the path of the rocks... sometimes there's a hole between the rock and the lava flow, so you can see UNDER the lava... check the third screenshot. The textures when lava paths meet also look a little wierd but unfortunately with the q3 engine its near impossible to get that effect working perfectly. Oh, there's also quite a lot of shader errors in the console, but they won't affect gameplay. The FPS held pretty okay for most of the map, dropped maybe a little low in some bits but it's nothing to worry about, and the map is a lot bigger than I first thought, as there's a whole other area when you go through the connecting tunnels. After looking around I found Obi's ship, along with a shuttle and another ship whom I wasn't sure belonged to. The structures around the rockfaces and the rocks themselves are very well made, incredibly detailed, although might I suggest a different texture for where the lava meets the rocks? Kinda looks like scratched metal in a red colour from up-close. But I'm nit-picking here. Overall this is a brilliant map which I advise you all go and try out - on your own (there's bot support), but even better with others. Ah.. I haven't loved Force Push and Grip quite so much since Nar Shadda streets for JK2 :D Incidentally, there's quite a few interactive features here too, moving platforms across the lava, flying probes e.t.c. There's also traps here and there so you can retract walkways dropping people into the lava. Looks a bit odd when the walkway just disappears, but what the heck. I imagine with a large FFA this would be a very cool map, and perhaps whilst big for a one-on-one duel, you'll all be able to recreate that fantastic final duel of Episode III. Now onto Utapau. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic map - it just seemed a little bare from what I saw, especially that rocky area outside. (A few texture misalignment problems) I noclipped around and you might want to caulk a little more around the backs of the rocks to improve FPS for those with low-end PC's (I had no problems, just a small suggestion) And what are those grey smudge things at the bottom of the hole lol? The plafroms and sticking-out areas were great for the most part, however I wish there weren't quite so many locked doors. The readme states both maps have some improvements to be done, so I assume these WILL lead somewhere eventually. Incidentally, the doors in this map could use a soundset too, it's a bit odd when they don't make a noise. Again, there's full bot support, but very few bugs I found when compared to Mustafar - not that Mustafar is bug-ridden lol ;) It's just this in map there was less to go wrong I guess. My favourite section had to be the big sperical building jutting out from the rock-face. So cool... Anyway, Download it and take a look! It's very large (lots of textures, including some from his stargate map for some reason - might lead to conflicts in the future), so some of you may have to leave your PC on all night, but don't worry, it's worth it :D New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




Terminative 3 Home | 21.72 MB

JKFiles record that has been broken today! ;) It’s good though that the author chose to show as much of the map as possible, because this is a pretty incredible map! This is basically one huge training map, designed to hone your skills ingame. Though this was obviously designed for the Term!native 3 community, this is definitely a map that I would recommend to any clan or gaming community. The logos and references to the Term!native 3 community are pretty unintrusive and I think the training features in this map would be a fantastic asset for any clan. So, what kind of facilities does this map have? Well, one of my favourite features was the huge static training room, which features one of those rotating ‘jump & duck’ bars (though be careful not to get hit by it or you will be killed!) and various targets raging in size to test your aiming skills. It also has an area with two concentric circles, a small one inside of a larger one, with a button that spawns a Kyle in the center. The idea I think is that you have to use your saber skills to kill the Kyle bot without leaving the circles thus honing your close quarters combat skills. This is just one room though, which is accessed off a corridor, which is in turn accessed off the central hub, which leads to all the different areas. Other features include a duel room, two bot training rooms and a jump training area where you can spawn Kyle bot’s which fly around the room in various ways, helping you to practice your jumping attacks. There is an area that has three corridors filled with that I presume to be water. In these corridors are platforms spaced at regular intervals, with the spacing getting wider in the next corridor along. This area is I presume a place to practice your jumping techniques and accuracy. If you fall short of the platforms however and land in the water, you will be teleported back to the beginning! Yet another room is the interestingly named ‘Mysterious Pit’ room. Basically this features a big pit that opens up in the floor and, via the use of multiple buttons on the wall, you can customise with platforms and walkways that extend out into the pit to create a tailor-made duelling area! There is also kind of secret ‘council room’ type area. This last area has a very nifty method for accessing it… it has a combination lock! Outside of the doors to the ‘restricted area’ is a giant combination lock where you have to change the numbers to the correct code to open the doors. This I think, is a fantastic idea. It looks good and is a very nifty little feature that helps set this maps ‘council room’ apart from those of other clan themed maps. One other small, but clever idea are the little signs on the floor in various places instructing you not to stand there. Why? Well, because they are teleporter pads! When you use a teleporter (of which there are quite a few in the map) you will land on one of these pads, obviously you don’t want someone else to be stood there when you teleport in, otherwise you will crush them, sending them to an untimely demise. These notices are a clever little feature which should prevent people from being killed unnecessarily whilst on this map! (Health and Safety for the win!…) There are quite a few other features here as well, but it would take too long to mention them all, besides I want to leave something for you guys to discover for yourselves! ;) As for improvements, well to be honest there isn’t much I can think of that could be improved here. I would suggest though, if there is ever another version made of this map, that you add some more duel rooms, because one really isn’t enough to be honest. Other than that, I did notice a few missing textures, but these were few and far between and weren’t that noticeable anyway. Overall then an excellent map here, one that I wish had been around when I was in a clan; we could have used this kind of map for clan rank trials and such! If you are a clan leader looking for a new map or just like the look of this map, then be sure to give it a download! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~ [b]For a sneak peek, why not check out the trailer below?[/b]




Star Wars Episode III JKA Map Pack - Part 1 | 54.04 MB

reading this review, downloading this map pack, then you saw Episode III. If not, don\'t read my review - there may be a spoiler or two. Okay, so I spawned in that one big room near the elevators. I immediately crawled down the broken one and explored the shaft. I don\'t think you can tell from the screenshots there, but there seemed to be water I was walking in here and there. Oh, and these screenshots are a bit out of order. See R2 down there in the water? I didn\'t mean for him to fall down there... I just love breaking grates. :D And that damn droid kept saying something every once in a while. Startled me every time and I expected them to spawn and start shooting at me and R2. Of course, R2 would\'ve kicked their asses. As you can see from the last screenshot there, I wouldn\'t have been much help to R2 since I decided to go and press buttons and got launched out into space. My FPS was decent on The Invisible Hand and I wouldn\'t be surprised if this map becomes as popular as the Duel of the Fates map - especially with that space-sucker-outer button. ;) And now Palpatine\'s Office - no, wait, that\'s a screenshot of Sith-J-Cull\'s office - or is it George Lucas\'? Bah. Maybe George and James share an office? ;) Well, I have no idea how to legitimately get to this room, I cheated and noclipped. :P But definitely check it out, it\'s amusing. :) The design and lighting of this map are great and accurate, though my poor screenshots don\'t justify the map. I\'m not quite sure why the chairs in the office can be pushed and pulled, but they can be. And the glass OF COURSE can be broken - how else could you reenact the scene where Windu gets - okay, I\'ll stop there. :) After testing these two maps, I\'m tempted to go back and find your first map ever submitted, James ... just so I can see if there was ever any improvement to be made. It seems to me you\'ve always been a great mapper and always will be. By the way, there are two screenshots of James\' upcoming work included in the zip file. So be sure to download part 1 of this map pack! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel ~AmosMagee




Star Wars Episode III JKA Map Pack - Part 3 | 119.12 MB

one can say that they haven’t been waiting for at least one of these maps! The one I was most looking forward to was the Senate ;) Well, this is going to be an insanely long review lol, so I will give each map its own little (or not so little) section. Kashyyyk Battle: First lets start with Kashyyyk. Now, having bought the Ep3 DVD yesterday (October 31st mwahaha we in Britain get it a day before the Americans! Makes a change to get something first for once lol…anywayyy…) Probably one of my favourite battle scenes (of which there were many) was the Kashyyyk one. Giant furry people against robots? Who wouldn’t like to see such a match up ;) This map is truly MASSIVE, among some of the ace things included are many vehicles made by various other authors. Including the Hailfire Droid and the Clone Gunship. Now, I know how annoying it can be to try and fly around in a map that’s too small, and you keep banging into the skybox and blowing up…but thankfully this map has easily enough room for a dogfight in the sky ;) This would, I imagine, be a great map for gunbattles and TFFA’s because of all the vehicles and the massive amount of room. Not to mention all the walkways pads and cool features like barricades on the ground. Graphically this map is superb, there’s a little Republic Star Destroyer moving in the sky, also there is a bird that is actually flying round! That’s not the best bit though, what was really great was the fact that there were multiple rooms in the giant trees that you could actually go inside, and not only that the leaves on the trees, actually sway, so it looks like there is a slight breeze blowing! The water even looks like its lapping against the shore! Sometimes it’s the little things like that which really make a map more alive graphically. All in all a really good map here, if you like exploring or like having a battle, you will love this! Also this map reminds me of Naboo Hills By Darth Zappa, because of the vast amount of space and all the vehicles, so if you liked that map, you will love this! The Senate: Well this is the map that I most wanted to see in this pack :) Its probably a bit smaller than I expected, but like he said in the readme, it needed to be made smaller for obvious reasons! Kashyyyk was best in my opinion as a battle map, this however is probably better as a dueling map. That’s because there are lots of platforms and tricky areas to jump around, which is great whilst you are dueling! Its also good for exploring, as with all of Sith J’s maps there’s always plenty of places to explore! There’s even the little tunnel included that Yoda crawls through to escape at the end of the film. That’s not it though, this map contains a couple of extremely cool features, which I’m sure you will want to play around with…. One being a small control panel at the bottom of the senate area. If you press and hold the use button on it (similar to what you do when you are trying to hack the control panels on Hoth Siege), when the timer bar goes all the way down to the bottom, the entire map will change from being all perfect, to after Yoda and Palpatine have finished dueling, with Senate pods crashed all over the place and plenty of smoke! Another super cool feature is the Iris type thingy that opens to allow Palpatines Platform to rise up into the middle of the Senate arena. That must have been a difficult thing to make! If you have the Yoda and Palpatine models this would be a great place to re-enact their battle ;) There were only a couple of small things that bugged me here (a perfect map is impossible to get!) One would be that the Senate area itself is a bit small, but like he says in the readme, it would have been almost impossible to make it at its full size! The other would be the ordinary senate pods they are quite low detail compared to the better looking ones that are floating around, but again, if you made them too detailed it would drag the fps right down because there are so many of them. Nevertheless the overall look is very realistic, and as always this map is great fun to explore! This map is the one I was really looking forward to in this pack, and I can certainly say that it doesn’t disappoint! Now onto the last and smallest map in this pack, Vaders Reconstruction Chamber, where he dons that famous black suit! (mind you he’s pretty much crippled then so its probably actually the medical droids that don it for him, but that doesn’t sound as good…ehm anyway) Vaders Reconstruction Chamber: This map, according to the readme, is a teaser for a bigger map that will come later on. But its still brilliant! This map doesn’t appear to have bot support (although I’m sure the finished version will), but its too small to be played properly with bots anyway. This thing that really got me in this map is the atmosphere created, it is really just like what you see in the film, dark, heavy and gloomy. Its really got that evil atmosphere. Graphically it is also very good, there’s plenty of detailing to look at. What’s best of all though, is the bed that Vader is reconstructed on, press one of the 2 control panels near the entrance and the bed raises and lowers! This is another great map, and I look forward to seeing the full size version! Another excellent mappack here from Sith J, and as usual I found virtually no bugs, or things that I didn’t like, because his maps are such high quality! Battle of Kashyyyk: Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA The Senate: Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA Vaders Reconstruction Chamber: Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




JK2 Multiplayer Maps | 64.57 MB

certain things will not function. This includes: - Door opening sounds - The NS Hideout Trap doors do not open immediately(y\'gotta back up afterwards and then they\'ll open.) - Some lifts may take some time to work. Other than that, the music is included, the traps on the FFA_Deathstar are fully functional, bot routes are intact, and textures are there. [b]*poof*[/b] - Averus Retruthan




Taspir Power Complex V3 | 51.02 MB

Seriously! The insides of the three towers around the map all look the same, and I could never tell where I was or which floor I was on. Mind you, I did get lost in [i]my own map[/i] once... Errm, perhaps I shouldn't have said that. Ehem, anyway, on with the review! Well, we have a big treat for you here today. Fans of the previous two versions of the Taspir Power Complex map will be drooling to get their hands on the latest version no doubt. Never fear, for your download is near (well just at the bottom of this review actually)! I think people who have never heard of this map, or perhaps didn’t like the previous two versions will be won over by the latest maps incredible features. Since this is such an [i]epic[/i] map, this is going to be quite a lengthy review, even then I will have to cut bits out, since there are such a huge amount of features in this map, I would have to write a book to cover them all! If you have been waiting for this map, my nice long review will be a good thing for you, since it will take you marginally longer to scroll down the page to get to the download button, thanks to its length. Hopefully this will build up the suspense and excitement just a little bit more. :P Anyway, where do I start? This is such a HUGE map that there is a lot to cover here. In fact the main map could really be two maps in one (I shall come to that later). Although I should really call this a map pack, since there are actually a number of maps included in the .pk3 here, including a night time version of the main map, and also a CTF map and a couple of duel maps! Since there is so much here, I will concentrate mostly on the main FFA map of the files title. First of all lets have a look at the: [b]Architecture[/b] The architecture of the original Taspir map was pretty simple, yet at the same time distinctive. The author here has improved the architecture for the original areas of the map; however, the real challenge comes when you start adding new areas to the original one. The thing is, to make the transition between old and new as seamless as possible, you have to build your new areas in the same style of architecture as the old areas. This makes the map seem more of a whole, rather than an obvious mixture between the original parts, and the new additions. Trust me when I say that this is a difficult thing to do! The author has done an excellent job here, merging the original Taspir areas with his new additions. In some areas, I honestly couldn’t tell where the old map ended, and where the new additions began, they were that well blended together. That is a difficult thing to do, so well done there mate! :) [b]Additions[/b] Well, where do I start?! There are so many new areas to explore here, I could spend all day writing about them! One of my favourite areas was the ‘clan bedrooms’ area. This seems to be a feature on quite a lot of clan oriented maps, such as Sith Council v2, however, I think the bedroom area in this map is the best I have ever seen in any clan themed map. It is well laid out, there is lots of space and the furniture is much more realistic than I’ve seen in other maps. Importantly though, the furniture here is also properly sized, so no gigantic desks or chairs, they are the right proportion to the player character! We also have new areas added to the top of the towers in the main part of the map. There are some landing pads with spawnable ships, gun turrets, and even what looks to be an air traffic control tower! There are also many other features up here, however, another one of my favourite areas was down below… Going through a door in the mountain side down at the bottom near the lava takes you into what must be the reason for the maps name; the Power Complex. This is a large area inside a huge cave, with power generators, lots of walkways with girders, pipes, and all manner of industrial looking apparatus filling the area. Also most impressive is how the lava is down below, lighting the cavernous space with its fiery red glow. On a side note, I also want to say how much I was impressed with the new lava texture, it is a vast improvement over the original Base JKA lava texture! The most colossal addition to this map (in fact, it could be a whole map in itself) is the massive space area, filled with asteroids! There is a space station with spawnable ships, masses of asteroids and other features, and my favourite part) a huge asteroid in the middle much like the one seen in Episode 2 during the dogfight between Jango and Obi Wan. It has several holes in it, and a sizeable area inside, so you can test your piloting skills out trying to fly through it! ;) Even more clever, the way to get to this space area is simply to get one of the spawnable ships and fly it up into the sky…you are then teleported straight to the space sector! If you want to go back to the planet’s surface, then all you need to do is fly towards the planet in the skybox in space. A very clever system for moving between the two areas that I haven’t seen done before. Even after all that, there is still a huge amount of new features and areas to explore on this map, you can keep coming back day after day and keep finding new things! [b]Interactivity[/b] Once again, I could write a book with the amount of interactive features there are on this map! As I have already said, there are spawnable ships in various areas of the map for flying around in, as well as many new areas which have interactive features. This map has a total of [b]56[/b] scripts which control and enable certain things to happen around the map. Now that probably won’t mean a lot to most people unless you are a mapper. But let me say that most maps have [i]no[/i] scripts at all! And the ones that do have scripts, generally speaking don’t have that many. In that light that 56 scripts in a single map, is a huge amount and must have taken a lot of work! There is one particular secret, which probably involves a fair few of those scripts, which will make your eyes pop out with the incredible changes it actually makes to the map, however that is a secret, so I shall say no more. :P Perhaps the best interactive feature of this map is the ability to customise it for your own clan. I know on some clan-oriented maps, various different clans that use the map will replace the original clan’s textures (logos and such) in the .pk3, with their own textures and logos. Thus when they play the map, the original clan’s logos and textures have been replaced with their own, thus customising it for their own use. This map is very special however, in that this is the first map I have ever come across that has this ability [i]built into the design of the map[/i] which means the map was meant to have certain textures replaced so clans can customise it for themselves! [b] ***Full instructions on how to do this are on the authors website, you can find the address in the readme below.***[/b] As well as that, there are a huge amount of teleporters hidden throughout the map which take you to various secret places. Including secret observation rooms, rooms with lots o’ buttons that do various things throughout the map (including changing the music), excellent sniping positions, secret areas for duelling in and so on. A nifty feature in the hidden duel rooms is the auto return feature, so if you are defeated in the duel, or die any other way, you are automatically teleported back into the duel room you were in before. To leave the room or disable this feature all you need to do is just walk to the exit sign, and you are teleported back into the main map. [b]Extras[/b] In reality, this isn’t just one map, but actually [b]six[/b] maps! First of all we have the main FFA map, which comes in two flavours, both a day and a night version! The night version gives a whole different feel to the map, and is very well done. Then we have a CTF version of the main map, which has had several areas changed, including the main platform in the middle of the map, which has been made dramatically smaller. It also new moves up and down, and deploys a small ramp to get onto it, all by using the console near it. This was very well made, and could be useful for all kinds of things, especially duels and such. The layout of other areas is also slightly different, but still similar to the main FFA map. The red and blue flags are housed at the top of the towers, which are lit by red and blue lights respectively on the outside. Moving on, we then have another tree Duel maps! Two of them are the same, being the main platform area from the original map, once again coming in night and day versions. A really cool (and somewhat scary) feature of these maps is that the lava down below the platform starts to rise every so often, accompanied by a small earthquake…until the lava engulfs the two lower platforms / areas leaving just the main platform up to! So if you are duelling down below, and the earthquakes start, you know that’s your que to move to the upper platforms, or get engulfed by rising lava! The other duel map, is another area from the new main map, the underground cavern where the power plant is. This makes a fantastic place to duel because of the numerous walkways and the deadly lava down below! ;) [b]Conclusion[/b] All in all this is an absolutely epic map, and I’m really not exaggerating when I say that. It really is [i]that[/i] good! It has endless secrets to explore, new areas to discover, incredible interactivity and on top of all of that, it has been tailored to also suit the needs of clans. As far as interactive clan themed maps go, I really do believe that this map sets the new [b]gold standard[/b] in terms of the huge amount of features it offers, and the overall consistent excellent build quality. And if you are wondering about low FPS, the author also included another .pk3 in the .zip file (Tpcv3_low_fps_fix.pk3) which disables certain features which may slow older computer systems, thus making the map even more accessible to people. This is an absolute [i]must download[/i] as far as I am concerned, I haven’t seen a map with this many things to do, secrets to discover and new areas to explore for longer than I can remember! Come on guys, give this map a download, you know you want to! ;) [b]Main Map:[/b] [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]New Scripts:[/b] Yes (TONS of them!) [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA CTF [b]CTF Map:[/b] [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]New Scripts:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] CTF [b]Duel Maps:[/b] [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Naboo Hills 2.1 | 8.67 MB

vehicles allowed in jedi academy,the vehicles do add the extra fun to the map. The map is basicly made out of a few buildings that function as different bases,it is a big grasslandscape with trees and rocks, not much has changed since the last version, except that there is an inside area added under one of the buildings and the Trade Federation Droid Lander has been improved. also the CTF spawn points are fixed and a few other little adjustments have been made. I think you should just download it and form your own oppinion :) New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes New Music: No Game Types: TFFA, FFA, Duel , Power Duel, CTF >)-Buffy-(




Kamino | 16.63 MB

Wars map. The skybox outside is lovely (though could be improved upon and probably will be for version 2), there's rain and fog and mist, the lighting is beautiful, and that's just like, from where I spawned. Now, keep in mind, this is a HUGE map. It took almost a full minute for the map to load for me. So don't freak out and think the game has frozen or anything. Just be patient. :) There are some windows looking out into the sea and the water is just drenching the glass ... it looks great. The hallways are bright and sterile looking. Lots of great details can be found in small rooms here and there. There are some great doors and ... goodness, there's just so much here. That one room with the white spoon chairs - totally freaked me out. LOL This really is an incredible map, James. And I know a lot of you have been looking forward to this map's release. :) There are a few errors I found here and there. The elevator/lift doesn't work as well as it could, there's some z-fighting in two areas that I found (can you spot it? ;)) but there is a version 2 coming. This is definitely a map for RPing. And if you aren't into that, then like, try a game of Hide 'n Seek on this map. It's big enough. :P Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Jedi Temple | 22.95 MB

areas portrayed in this map simply weren\'t shown in detail. Most of this is either an educated guess or an artistic liberty, portraying a version of the temple the author likely visualized using confirmed details as starting points. To put it simply: the whole thing strikes me as a kind of improvised dealio. With that said, though, the map is still a jolly good, epic little hangout. It has all the features one would expect. Hangar, council chamber, grand hall, another grand hall (this one with a skylight), a medical room, the archives, a briefing room, and one hell of a lot of bloody passageways. Everything has been properly textured and shadered, however unlike it\'s most recent rival in the high-end mapping scene (The Enclave), very few base resources have been used here. Dynamic glow has been utilised for good effect in shader lighting, which is a nice touch. Possibly the thing which impressed me most, however, is the skybox. They\'re certainly not easy things to create, I assure you. Every minor detail seems to have been covered, including the Gunships in the hangar (you can even sit inside them!) and the lights on the walls. I\'m also glad to report that there are no visible errors for me to draw attention to. However, there is a lot of wasted space. The map is far bigger than it needs to be, and it\'s just so empty. This will cause problems for those with low-end rigs. My GeForce FX5200 was pushed to the limit, and in benchmarks this card even held it\'s own against a GeForce 7600GS. God only knows what you\'re letting yourself in for if your computer uses any GeForce older than mine, or any pre-2005 Radeon card. Your FPS [b]will[/b] die in quiet a few places due to the size and emptiness. Low-performance systems with low vid settings will also encounter the Hall Of Mirrors effect. The map may not have any errors, but expect some hardware homicide. Either way, what we have here is a finely-crafted, epic map which is a pretty decent representation of what the full Jedi Temple may well have looked like. Wander around, marvel at it\'s size and architecture, etc etc. Just don\'t expect it to run as fast as, say, Jedi Council GCX or Academy v2. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] No [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Music:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Models:[/b] Yes




Eve of Redemption | 45.84 MB

is, but I have several guesses. I probably missed something, so don't mind me. In this mod, you play as a reborn. You are out to get revenge and also to make a place for yourself in the galaxy, neither of which can be done at the same time. The plot wasn't bad, actually - I expected a bit less at first. The visuals are well done - in fact, I saw several things that just took the cake. First off, the atmosphere in the sewer system was something I have never seen in JA before. Second, the skybox on the coruscant map enticed me so much that I literally fell off the balcony admiring it. Great work! The cutscenes were well-done. The voices are somewhat quiet, but they are there. For non-professional material, they are actually high quality. I admit, I was impressed by the voice of the main character and the imperial officer. No horrible artifacts, no clipping, and good pronounciation. Good work here as well. The [i]only[/i] gripe I have is that the game was short. Very short. Now, I do understand that a [i]lot[/i] of work went into this, and I am very appreciative of what has been given - it's one of the best single player mods, to be sure. If there is ever a future version, though, it would certainly be nice to see another level, There you have it. Look at the screenshots while the file downloads - I'm sure you'll like what you see. ~Dretzel




T.I.M.O.N. Temple In Middle Of Nowhere II | 19.4 MB

almost as big as JediCouncilGCX or SithCouncil V3. Like I's big. There are many different areas to explore. There are many notable ones - the pool, the bedrooms, the council room, and my favorite, the big open hallway with the glass and the trees.[/quote] Well, this version is considerably smaller, but the rest still stands. As I recall, the FPS has been majorly improved, so that's a good change. Many locations have been revamped as well - I like the doors with the holographic writing, it looks really neat. I also liked the duel room doors because they let off a puff of steam when they are opened. I have never role played, but I assume there is a reasonable amount of RP value in this map, too. I'll attempt to give you a rough idea of what to expect inside...the map is a large council building in the middle of nowhere, as it's name states. There's quite a variety of stuff here, ranging from a bedroom and council area to a generator room and library. Everything is spaced out by hallways and teleporters. There's a cantina somewhere...I can't remember where. Most of the areas seem connected somewhat randomly, but after a few minutes, you can find your way around with ease. The overall look is very nice. Some of the lights and the water fountain could use some extra detail maybe, but it isn't bad at all. Oh, my personal favorite...there are now scripts in the map!! I'm so happy. Any map with scripts in it automatically stands out, so good going. :) Now, there are still a few issues with this version. Some of the doors are not teamed, so only the one you walk in front of will open. I assume this is not intentional. Also, just like with version 1, there is at least one elevator that is operated by a trigger with no wait value, meaning you have to press use very quickly to get it to operate. Also, the areaportals aren't quite done right, so there's a brief glitch every time you walk through a portaled door. There's also a few areas where the texturing should be improved, particularly with the computer console textures. Some of them are quite...stretched. This is much improved over version 1. If you liked the first one, I think you'll like this one even better. If you haven't seen either or these, check them out! There's a good bit of creativity here. I found inspiration for something out of this map already. Too bad I can't make good on it. :p Keep going, Luk, you're getting better! New textures: Yes New sounds: Yes New music: Yes New models: Yes New scripts: [b]Yes![/b] ~Dretzel




Battle Over Coruscant | 34.43 MB

fighting, as I quickly realised when my JA game came up with the max vehicles error, and this was with NO extra vehicles in my base folder. So yeah, before you even think about downloading this you'll need to get the 99 Vehicles Fix which can be found HERE or use a mod which does the same thing, e.g JA+ You do get a large sense of scale when playing in the open space area, and although it isn't quite what is in the movie, it's still fairly fun to play online, provided you have some skill flying the space vehicles and can shoot other people down. The FPS was a little iffy, it did drop a little low sometimes, but generally its playable and I didn't encounter too many problems in this respect. The design of the level, is also very interesting as well - You start in a small room with three teleports leading to different hangers, and then you get a ship and go kill somebody ;) Can't say I like those teleporters, not too obvious what they are, look more like infrared beams to me, but I'll let that slide for now :) I guess my favourite ship was the droid control ship, as it is very similar to the one in the movies - pity it's only the hangers you can go into ;) Oh, however I thought the shields over the hangers were there to protect the ships from laser-fire? As it turns out you can still shoot ships through them, which kinda defeats the point but meh. Also, If you accidentally jump ship whilst flying, you'll find yourself in an eternal loop, teleporting from the bottom of the arena to the top, with no way out that I could find without cheats being on. So don't jump ship ;) Oh, there's also a few console errors when you first load the map but they wont affect gameplay. Overall it's a very daring map with a huge scope for atmosphere. I did enjoy the music used whilst gunning down my enemy, but for me a whole map geared around vehicle fighting isn't what I look for. Yes, there are fighting areas but they aren't particularly huge and you need a LOT of people to fill the map up. I think many of you will have fun with this map, especially with the new vehicles included (Theres 12!) But if you're not a pilot I'd give this a miss. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Helm\'s Deep (v2) | 12.05 MB

screenshot. I expected it. Still, when it exploded, I screamed and about jumped out of my chair. But that\'s not all that\'s scary! It\'s raining. And there\'s thunder and lightning. Okay, whenever there\'s a storm like, where I live, I\'m practically hiding under my bed. I\'m such a chicken. Add to that, I read in the readme that there are Rancors in this map. Yeah, so there was no venturing into dark caves for this little girl. The map is beautiful - par for the course, for Nathan. There\'s so much detail in this map and it\'s huge - the tower seems even bigger in this map than his previous Helm\'s Deep for JK2 - but that could just be the lighting that makes it appear so. *shrug* You can expect to have low FPS due to the size of the map and all of the effects. The rain and lightning really add to the ambience in this map. The music is, of course, appropriate. And yay! There\'s bot support included. That\'s probably one of the most important things he could add to his map since playing this map online with a bunch of other people with low FPS is probably not practical. Great job, as always, Nathan! By the way, I\'d love to see you do a Siege map! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Cloud City | 34.97 MB

find a fair few places of recognition when you explore around; I think the most noticeable area for me was that dining room where Han has his little spat with Vader, but there are also the classic landing pads and curved corridors. However, this is definitely a role-playing map, as the layout doesn’t really allow for a proper-FFA - it has too many corridors going off in all different directions, and you have to traverse a fairly long distance to get between areas. On the theme of shadowing, I think I’ll talk about the lighting next. On the whole it was fairly consistent, and most areas had reasonable sources, even though in places light was coming from nowhere, and for the outside sections the sky light was far too orangey. I think the main problem here though, is that it looks as though the author has reduced his ‘lightmapscale’ or ‘gridsize’ settings when compiling the map, which has resulted in rather jagged shadowing, and a general lack of definition from specific sources. There’s also, the horrible bespin sky, but fortunately the custom one here isn’t quite as horrible as the default one that Raven used in their original map. The buildings in it actually look rather nice, and the shadowing on them is also of a nice definition compared with the map itself :) Other extras included some JK2 model conversions, such as the Lando statue, which was particularly fitting. And also some not-so-fitting things, such as the logos advertising LDJ's site/workgroup. This map does perform extremely well in the architectural section though, with plenty of nice brush detailing, curves, and features of interest, combined with some nice moving entities and tidbits, such as the opening armoury :) There were a few areas where the quality dropped a little however, and the chandelier model-things had such an awful texture on them, which spoiled the areas in which they were located somewhat. There were also some floating objects between the upper and lower walkways outside, and at the door to the Falcon (Which, you can’t go in by the way – “Boo, Hiss! ;) ) And, there’s also a rather unfortunate bug too – when on the high walkway looking down to the lower one, if you turn around and jump off the other side, you can land on the invisible floor and walk around the underside of the map. The duel arena was nice though – I won’t comment on the amusement of the announcer voice in case it was recorded by who I think might have recorded it ;) – but the idea works well and the engineering was good….until it broke and the retracting pieces went out of sync… ;) The lifts were also very classy – A bit more lighting on the walls might have been in order when they were moving though, I couldn’t tell they were moving at first. It’s cloud city, how can you not enjoy it? The map isn’t a real gameplay fest though, and to my utmost horror, no bot support was included, yet for Nostalgia value and simply for creating the Star-Wars universe feel, you should at least check it out. New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Jedi Council GCX - 2010 | 37.22 MB

remember our server using it JedicouncilGC ad nausea. Erstok, in whatever enterprising mood struck him that day that he began, has decided to "update" JedicouncilGCX in an effort to breathe new life into the map. His plan? Rebuild the entire thing from scratch and make his desired changes. Now, before I begin, let me elaborate on the basic premises of JedicouncilGCX. This map was essentially the headquarters of the {O} clan back in the early 2000's. Somehow, someway, this map got leaked into the public, and was never officially released, per se. Since then, it has served as a grounds for Roleplay in a Jedi Temple setting, or a general hangout map for Jedi-oriented clans. In an effort to show you all just how the old and the new differ from each other, I will be describing each individually as I walk you through the map. We'll start in... -=The Lobby=- Old: This was always my least favorite room as it was always big and empty, and didn't have much appeal to me with the white marble. This room consisted of a large arched hallway with massive cylindrical pillars and red carpet leading up the stairs and around them. A lot of benches and plants were dotted about the general area, and there were many doorways that led to various training rooms, though a select few led to special or transitional areas within the temple. New: The function and architecture of this area hasn't changed much. From what I've been told, the pillars appear to be slightly different in construction, though I cannot say for certain if this is true. The red carpet originally did not lead to the NPC training room or the dark room(covered later,) but now there are paths to these rooms. Lighting has been altered in this area, including sunbeams peaking through the windows, which is definitely a neat touch. The statues, which were originally JK2, are now JK3 Rift statues. Door placement has not changed, however. -=The Dark, NPC, Dojo, and Water training Rooms=- Old:GCX was quite infamous for possessing a motley assortment of dueling/training areas. First, a dark room with minimal lighting and four turret positions at every corner of the room. Second, a japanese style dojo with some display cases in the room. Third, a glass dueling room with a pit of water below. Finally, a half-circle NPC training room, with a slew of default NPCs to train your battle skills upon, and a hidden observation room for teachers. New: The Dark Room now features a monochrome lighting scheme versus the red/blue scheme that the original possessed. The Japanese Dojo has endured no changes, which is sort of a shame, since there's no sourced lighting in this room. The glass dueling room has undergone a major change, with the glass catwalks now leading to TWO exits. The water is also much more shallow than the previous, making it easier to get back into the fight. Finally, the NPC training room has now undergone a full spherical overhaul, and the observation deck is much more visible. -=Archives=- Old: The archives in GCX were massive, almost intimidating. There were two doors that led into the archives, though for some reason, both led to only one section of the archives, with an additional section branching out to another section. Both sections had large grand staircases that led up to the second level, and equally massive windows to provide sunlight. The bookcases were also...just insanely massive, and on the outside of each shelf on the first floor were display cases full of saber hilts. New: This place was pretty much rebuilt entirely. The place is a lot less colossal, and a lot more plausible. The archives are a lot tighter now, which means less travel time, and the stairs are now near the doors, which now lead to individual sections of the archives instead of the same. There's also glass guards so you can't just walk off the second floor and hit the floor. The workstations are all on the first floor, so no random tables on the second floor. Windows are smaller, and the hilts are still there. -=The Hangar, Bar, and Prison=- Old: GCX featured a "Master Windu's Bar and Grill" in the middle of a hangar full of Jedi Starfighters created by Aaron Smith, along with an X-wing and YT-1300. On the upper floor, there was a detention block where people could be imprisoned. New: This update doesn't change much in the hangar. The bar has a bit darker lighting scheme, and now features a switch that toggles some lounge music. Very nice touch. The prison and the hangar hasn't gotten much overhaul other than the lighting, though the wire catwalk is now glass. Alright, this could go on forever... I think I'll do two more areas, and let you guys explore the rest XD! -=The Hallways=- Old: GCX, despite being a great map, had very bland and lifeless hallways. They were pretty much simplistic rectangular transitions. New: The new hallways are FAR more decorative. Complete with a brighter lighting, these hallways now have more ornate architecture with banners at set intervals. SOOO much better than the original. -=The Upper Rooms=- Old: Four elevators led up to an upper floor that led to two bedchamber wings, a meditation chamber, and a council chamber. This room was notorious for having concealed buttons in the council and the bedrooms. New: Wow, this place got a nice overhaul. First off, the bed chamber wings got shorter transitionary wings, filled with benches, a fountain structure in the middle of the room to fill it out better, and similar architecture to the hallways to fill it in moreso. The secret buttons? Visible now. Sorta sad, but sorta nice too. No biggy. The council room and meditation room are generally the same, though the sizes are a little different. Whew...alright, so, as you can see, this map already had a lot to offer back in GCX, and now GCX '10 offers even more. This version actually added the classic space council room from the JK2 JedicouncilGC, which was a pretty neat idea. Along with the new additions, I neglected to mention the new admin room to lock down some of the rooms, as well as the overhauled garden, but honestly, it's worth a look. Now...methinks this needs a 2.1, and lemme tell ya why! 1.) That pillar in the middle of the council room just has to go. It just seems so obstructive, and it makes no sense to place a stone pillar where a human could stand in the center in the middle of inquiries, and council members can't address people across the room without looking around it. 2.) You basically made the same mistake GC did, including enough of the vehicle information to make it semi-playable and displayable, but some of the shaders aren't there. Go beyond the book, and include the full set so people can use it without having to download the thing off of Lucasfiles!(hint, hint.) 3.)See if you can alter the bacta tanks so that a player can enter them. Trust me, seems stupid, but you'd please oh so many people. Seriously, if you include those things, this map would outclass it's inspired work in totality. I say go for it, Erstok. You've pulled a wise move, facelifting this map. Looking forward to see any future versions like crazy. =_,= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan[/quote] Right, so what's new?! Quite a bit, really. We have a huge textural overhaul. A prime example I noticed is that the training room is now darker and has a HORDE of training damage. The carpet overhauls look pretty nice as well. Now, some additional changes: The hangar has now been completely overhauled, with the starfighters completely removed and in their place, stacks of boxes and a better floor. The bar has gotten an aesthetic overhaul, as did the detention center. Much better security, I'd say. In the medical bay...well remember when I asked if he could make the bacta tanks usable? Turns out, he made new ones and they're quite awesome =_= and they are fully interactive. And finally, the Jedi Council, the hallmark of the entire map, has been touched up, with an Atlantica style halo lamp and the removal of that blasted pillar. Rest well, Erstok, for you have done a great service to the JedicouncilGCX map's legacy. The temple is now much more lived in, and has greatly benefited from your handiwork. I declare this map to be in a far better(and far more RPable!) state than it used to be. Let all rejoice, and make merry... New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




SJC The Palace of Jabba the Hutt - Map Pack | 71.03 MB

being masterpieces of mapping design. Yes there are mappers that are technically more skilled with the fancy aspects of mapping like ridiculously complex scripting and the like, but Sith J has been here right from the start, the granddaddy of em all and he has released may maps over that time. So, let's have a look at his latest creation; Jabba's Crib! As I said above, this map comes in both Daytime and Sunset versions, each with a different mood and atmosphere. Personally my favourite is the daytime version, primarily because it obviously looks and feels like the more traditional Tatooine map. There are a few small issues with the sunset version though, but I will come to those later. This map is pretty huge, it features a large outdoors area among the dunes infront of the palace entrance and the interior of the palace itself, which is an incredible maze like structure. Walking among the dunes outside was highly entertaining, especially for me as I absolutely love a good outdoors map. You should watch out for the Sand People though, as they are, as usual, in a foul mood (though who wouldn't be with that lumpy mask glued to your face for your entire life?). This is one of those little features which really adds to a map, just that little extra something that isn't really necessary, buts adds that extra depth. Wander around a little more and you will stumble upon the Sarlacc pit, although hopefully not too literally eh? :P I must admit I would have liked to see a little more movement out of the Sarlacc's tentacles (which are flat transparent textures rather than being three dimensional), which I am guessing some adjustment in the shader for the tentacle texture could do. Making the image a sprite as well (if it is possible to have a vertex deforming sprite image) may have been a good idea, since the tentacles are flat textures, as you move around them they disappear momentarily. For those who don't know what a sprite texture is, a sprite texture always faces you no matter where you are even though they are just flat textures. Moving on, you will also come across the ribcage of some once huge beast and nearby you will also find an archway, which looks impressively similar to the ones from the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art. The roof of this archway and also of the palace itself has a fantastic shader on it, which gives it a purply metallic shine. Just ahead of this archway is one of the entrances to Jabba's Palace, this one running underground. The main entrance of course is right at the front, and that famous door which R2 and 3PO stand before at the beginning of Return of the Jedi looks nicely authentic, right down to the sand piled up in the recesses of the door. Also worth noting is the specular shader on the stucco like walls of the palace, which when viewed from a certain angle gives the walls a nice sheen in the sunlight. Inside the palace is huge, and maze like, it is very easy to actually get lost, there are just sop many rooms, corridors and levels! I have a feeling quite a bit of the inside layout is based on the 'Inside the Worlds of Star Wars' location cross section book, which itself has a very nicely detailed illustration of the innards of Jabba's Palace. For those of you who like feeding your defeated enemies to a Rancor... yes the Rancor pit is here, complete with Rancor. ;) The texturing throughout the map is excellent as always, accurate too, even all the little patterns on the borders look accurate to all the reference pictures I could find, so a big thumbs up there! During your wanderings through the palace you may also occasionally come across a B'omarr monk, although unfortunately these are only map objects and so don't do anything other than add a little more atmosphere to the place. Personally I think it would be cool if someone could make a B'omarr monk NPC model, since having a few of the disembodied brains-in-jars-with-legs wandering around would be very cool indeed! To be honest there is so much inside the palace to see that I could write several pages about it, but then again that would spoil the adventure of exploring the map for you guys wouldn't it? With a map like this that is both huge and great to look at, exploring is a big part of it! ;) Now I said earlier that there are two versions of this map, Daytime and Sunset, the daytime being my favourite mainly because it is traditional Tatooine. However I also said that there were a few issues with the sunset version, and now I shall elaborate. Basically my main gripe with this version is that the insides of the palace are just [i]too dark[/i]! Its difficult to see all the great detail that went into the interior of the map, and the lights just don't seem to light up the interiors as much as they should do. The outside area isn't too bad though, although there are a few rather dark spots in the shadows. The sunset skybox, with the twin suns setting in the distance, is one of the most amazing skyboxes I have ever seen and is quite beautiful. Overall this is a fantastic map and I am once again glad to see Sith J Cull return to us with a new creation! I do think the lighting in the sunset version could have been tweaked a little more to make the light levels more comfortable, but you can always turn your gamma up a bit higher ingame if you have to. Keep up the excellent work Sith J, the community really appreciates that talented mappers still stick around and produce amazing work like this, even after all these many years. I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for us next! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA ~Nozyspy~ [b][Edit][/b] Shockingly, I forgot to mention that you should look out for Han in carbonite, because... well it isn't Han. Could the face on this frozen carbonite man be the visage of the great man himself?!




Naboo Streets | 8.51 MB

is. But for FFAing? Meh. I realize that you intend on releasing another version of this map that is more FPS friendly and stuff, James, but for now, this map is good for a quick glance and maybe a duel or two, but that\'s about it. There are no real points of interest in this map. The stairwells are a bit too narrow and the inside is too cramped for good gameplay. I absolutely love this design. It\'s a gorgeous map and deserves a second chance from me. There just isn\'t any balance for FFAing without a few more levels to play on. Kinda like Bespin Streets, y\'know? There are streets at different heights, there\'s a pad for dueling, roofs, etc. I just think Naboo Streets needs more, y\'know? Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Mustafar | 34.3 MB

Star Wars fans waited thirty years to see, since there have been rumours and legends about the fiery volcanic planet where Vader gets roasted ever since the Original Trilogy was made. It is also perhaps one of the most difficult locations to make a map of, because of its distinct character. I think though that Plasma has pretty much nailed it here though! There are two maps in this pack, an FFA version and a Duel version. The duel version of course is a little smaller and also features Padme’s starship, which isn’t in the FFA version. The most important part of Mustafar is of course the [b]lava[/b] and good looking lava is surprisingly difficult to make. I am pleased to say that the lava in this map does indeed look very gloopy, hot and ‘lava-ry’, perfect for roasting Anakin! ;) I was particularly impressed with the lava falls and the lava bursts which jet out of the lava streams occasionally, which looked great. All the main movie areas are here bar one. That’s the outside of the facility where the collection arms are. However the collection arm is still featured, but in another part of the map. What is more, when you destroy the control panel in the control room, disabling the shields, the arm will eventually break off and float down the lava river, just like in the movie – including the bit where an eruption dumps a load of molten lava onto the collection arm! Other areas include the conference room, plenty of corridors, walkways over the lava and some storage rooms, as well as the main control room, which I mentioned above. The FFA map is a perfect size for a medium to large FFA, though I did feel that the Duel version was a little large for a duel map. Really I think the duel version could have done with being somewhat smaller, perhaps concentrating on just a couple of main areas. I also would have like to have seen a full realisation of the cliff area on which the mining facility is perched as well as all the collection arms. Lastly, I think Padme’s starship in the duel version could have done with a little more work, as it looked a bit out of proportion. Apart from those issues though, this is an excellent map, which once again displays Plasma’s impressive mapping skills. This is definitely one of the best Mustafar maps I have seen and I would recommend a download, especially to anyone who is a fan of Episode 3! :thumbsup: [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




SJC - Mos Kreetle | 114.94 MB

return of a legend after a long period of absence. I saw this map when Sith J started production on it many, many aeons ago, and when Sith J mysteriously vanished due to real life work commitments I feared we would never see this map. But, he hasn’t disappointed us, as with excellent timing the finished map is delivered to our doorstep! And believe me we have a treat for you here today! Before starting off the review though, it is best that I first mention the mod which this map is largely based around. This is the JKA Galaxies Mod, a mod that aims to replicate the MMORPG feeling of Star Wars Galaxies using Jedi Academy. Here is what I think is a good summary of the main aims of the mod and this map from the readme: [quote] This map will eventually form a player world in the upcoming mod JKA Galaxies, the map act as a preview to that mod. I have included instructions throughout the map given by protocol droids that are standing near shuttle ports, and banking terminals and other key areas, the will inform you that you cannot do carry out a particular function at the moment, these actions are a part of the Galaxies Mod so thats something to look forward to in the new year. The map stands as a completely playable FFA map however with plenty of areas to explore and also lends itself well to the RPGEr as there are living quarters and underground bars to name a few.[/quote] The droids mentioned are spread throughout the map and are easy to find, they really do give you instructions too when you press the use button on them, a very nice little touch there on the interactivity side there! Now lets have a good look at this very large map. In true Star Wars Galaxies style, this is laid out just as the towns are in SWG, there is an entrance and exit point, that in SWG would lead to the outside world. However of course you cannot go past these areas in this map as it would be physically impossible to replicate the completely open world that Star Wars Galaxies features. The town itself is within some low walls, which allow you to look over and see some scenery beyond, which helps prevent the map from feeling too enclosed. The buildings, and indeed the whole town has a lot of SWG references, such as the droid sounds from SWG used for the many R2 units wandering around, and also the occasional electrical hum and other such noise. All of these are an excellent touch, which adds greatly to the ambience of the map. Buildings to explore include a Medical Center, a few small shuttle ports, between which a small platform flies, transporting you to various parts of the map. There is also a droid / junk shop, some houses (including an outskirts ‘mud-house’ type area), a garage and a bar, all of which are enterable. And I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet! The best (at least in my opinion) and also the biggest part of the map is the shuttle port area. Now, you all remember Sith J’s Millennium Falcon map don’t you? Well the Falcon (a fully enterable one too!) is back for this map, docked in one of the docking bays of the spaceport. But wait, there is more! One legendary, fully enterable ship wasn’t enough to put in this space port, there is another famous fully enterable ship docked here… [b]The Ebon Hawk![/b] Yes that’s right, Sith J has turned his multitude of talents towards providing us with what I think is the definitive rendition of the Ebon Hawk ever see in a JKA map. There have been several maps which feature the Ebon Hawk, both enterable and non-enterable versions, so what sets this apart? Well for one, the attention to detail is incredible. This is definitely the best replication of the Ebon Hawk that I have ever seen. The shape and textures are spot on, though the ship itself is somewhat oversized I think (as is the Falcon) but that is necessary to make all the inside areas fit in, so it isn’t too much of a problem. All the areas we remember from KotOR are here, the bedroom areas, the storage rooms, the bridge, the central room and more. One particularly special feature that caught my eye in the central room was the holo-projector, which has hovering above it a display of a system of planes and asteroids rotating around the Binary Star System of Tatooine’s two suns. Moving back out into the map in general more features that caught my eye was the huge wrecked ship crashed into the middle of the town (very similar to the Dowager Queen that rests in the middle of Mos Eisley) and also the maps textures. The textures are of note because they seem to use some form of bump mapping, which I can’t figure out. The effect looks great, and fits nicely with the rough, grimy appearance of Tatooine in general. Another textural feature of note is the special ENV maps that certain textures have - the ones where only certain parts of the texture are made shiny, whereas the rest remain matt. I forget what this type of shader is called now, but it is a difficult effect to actually make, so well done there Sith J mate. ;) I could go on for much longer with this review, but I think my fingers might fall off with too much typing. :P To sum it up, the layout of this map is very reminiscent of the Star Wars Galaxies locations without being just a copy. The textures are excellent and have been well used, as is the lighting, especially in the underground passageways of the spaceport. These areas look very cinematic, which their low lighting and slight haze in the air. Sith J Cull is always very impressive when it comes to hunting down and getting rid of bugs and errors, however I did notice a small few that managed to slip through. These though are mostly just small areas where a texture is misaligned or not scaled correctly, and in a map this big you wont notice little things like that unless you are looking for them pretty hard. Other than that, I would say that the terrain doesn’t look quite natural and smooth enough in a few areas, but again, that doesn’t spoil the overall excellent quality and workmanship displayed in this map. Overall then a fantastic map here and a magnificent return by Sith J Cull! As far as legends go, he might not be might not be ‘The Man in the Hat’, but he certainly is back! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA ~Nozyspy~




Final Fantasy VII - Midgar | 4.35 MB

with it out of the way. First off, it took forever to load. The load time is right up there with some of the load times for HL2, and those take forever. Another problem was that I didnt have the best framerate out there while on this map. However, that could be easily fixed if I lowered the graphics settings a bit instead of running em on the highest settings. There are many new models included, such as brand new chocobos, the motorcycles from Advent Children, the Turks, Tifa, and Yuffie. While the models were well done, I thought that the skinning on them could have been a bit better, especially on Rufus. There is also two additional pk3s, one being the One Wing Jetpack, which contains a new jetpack and teleport effects, and one being the First Sword pack, which includes Cloud's swords from Advent Children and a holster for all you JA+ users. Now onto the map itself. It is a very well made map, if you ask me. It has everything that I would like in a map, and more. The first place I visited was where I spawned, in the Highwind. Well made map, and true to the ship from the game, with the exception of the stairs that took you outside in the game took you to a teleporter room here. While wanering around the ship, I ran into Yuffie. Being the person I am, I shot her, and proceeded to get attacked by her... :/ Anyway, I took care of her and ran up to the teleporter room. I was given four choices: Chocobo Farm, Battle Square, Shinra HQ, and Sector 7. I decided to hit Battle Square first. Once there, I noticed that the text on the floor in the circle had been changed to fit what was said in FF7. I hopped up, and pressed the button to spawn the bots. I do a series of battles with various characters, including some Turks, and Sephiroth at the end. Once I amused myself by throwing them all into the deadly surrounding liquid, I took off back to the teleport room on the Highwind. This time I take a turn to Sector 7. I hop down, look around, and head to where anyone would head: 7th Heaven Bar. Who should I find there, but Tifa herself? Once I check out the bar, I head up to the pillar that was blown up in FF7 to bring down the plate. Nothing particularly amazing here, besides how close to the original game it is. Wandering around more, going through the Train Graveyard and sewers, I eventually wind up at Shinra HQ. While it only has the top levels, it is still a great place. At the top is the presidental room, where I found Rufus, and at the bottom is a garage filled with motorcycles from Advent Children, along with a passage leading out to the highway in Midgar. After getting lost many times, not to mention crashed into and killed by passing vehicles, I wound up in the Chocobo Farm, where I found the brand new chocobos, which I immediately fell in love with. I also found the Zolom that Sephiroth killed by a cave that leads to where a golden chocobo is locked into. I'll leave it up to you players to figure out how to unlock it. :p Somewhere along the way I found myself in Aerith's church. I was half expecting myself to find Aerith in there, but only slightly disappointed by her absence. Well, I think that covers the main areas in the map. Each of the areas were done to near perfection, all of which are as true to FF7 as you can get while still having a playable map. Now then, go download this map. Even if you do not like FF7, I would still suggest giving this map a download, because it is so well made. Enjoy! New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Models: Yes New Scripts: Yes Bot Support: Yes Gametypes: FFA,TFFA,Duel,Powerduel




Jurancor Park | 53.51 MB

buttons if I had been playing alone. :P If these screenshots look familiar at all and you have seen Jurassic Park, then Sith-J-Cull has done his job. His accuracy is astounding. But he mixes it up a bit here and there to make sure the map has good gameplay. This is definitely one of those that combines decent areas for dueling, FFAing, RPGing and areas to explore. From the helipad, I cautiously entered the park through the large metal gate. (If only the fence was really electrified.) The enormous wooden gates welcomed me and one of the first things I saw was Sith-J's Restaurant. Amusing. :) And then I saw the Rancors. *gulp* Now, I admit I did explore the map before I got the tour from James, and so when I first saw the Rancor, I wasn't sure if a fence was going to spontaneously break and a Rancor come charging at me. So I ran through pretty quickly and touched NOTHING that had those yellow and black striped warning tape near it. But when I was with James, he made me push 'em. I then quickly climbed a tree or building to get out of the way of the hungry Rancors and Wampas. :P There are some custom swoops included for this map. The review and file for those to follow this. Weapon placement was done well. Oh yeah, those barrels are like, fun to play with. :) You'll find tunnels all around the map that'll take you to other parts of the map. Great for getting away from a Rancor or for just easily exploring - since this map is so big. The details in this map are impressive and here's a good example - go into the museum/center thingy. Pretty incredible from the things he included, the windows and images, fire extinguisher and even the little mosquito DNA movie and ride. The tour even includes the hatchery and it's just amazing. I think my favorite little detail has to be the fossilized walls. And InGen written in little places here and there. There's a lot more in this map that I didn't even mention or show screenhots of. So download this. Now. You won't regret it. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




FFA Episode 1 2004 | 30.87 MB

lot new here. I found one room that was added on, but really the only purpose that hallway serves is to house a few more weapons. The map is definitely signiture LDJ eye candy and the FPS is quite telling of that. I have a decent system (not the best, but not ancient) and I was getting about 20 FPS in that one big area with the things ... y\'know, those big glowy things. What are those called, damn it? Oh, and those red shield things ... those were changed a little. An animation was added and it just looks a lot better. There is one thing that I remember from one of the older versions and that is that we were able to go outside to play. But that\'s blocked off now. It\'s all just to look at. :( Anyway, for those who are experiencing LDJ\'s maps for the first time - I\'m sure you\'ll enjoy this map. He\'s always quite accurate and detailed. And the JK2 version was a lot of fun, at first. I have to admit, I got bored after the novelty of the map wore off. My biggest complaint about this map is, of course, the FPS. While the gameplay is great on this map (okay, I do have a lot of memories of being pushed, pulled, gripped and thrown off into the pit, only to be saved by one of those walkways and jump up behind Shroom and kick him off ... heh heh), there\'s nothing here that most of us haven\'t seen before. I\'d like to see LDJ create a new map that\'s all about the gameplay and less focused on eye candy. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel ~AmosMagee




FFA3 - Yavin Edition | 3.21 MB

in mind that for the most part (with a few small additions, secrets and extra models), the actual structure of the map remains almost exactly the same as the default version, only it now has Yavin textures, instead of Tatooine textures! Oh and it also has some Yavin music, to fit with the new theme of course! There is also a hidden teleport which will take you to another small base JKA duel map which is also been made part of this map. As I mentioned, a few trees have been added around the upper part of the map to give the impression of a jungle beyond and there is now what appears to be a big screen TV in the main bar area (a broken big screen TV that is :P). Instead of being a Tatooine spaceport type map, it now feels more like a retrofitted ancient Yavin temple, which is pretty amazing considering the only major changes are the textures and trees! That stands as testament to just what you can do to revitalize even an old and oft played base JKA map like FFA3. There is a rather big drawback however I'm afraid. This is meant to be a server side map, so it is not selectable from the map menu in JKA because, it in effect, replaces the base JKA FFA3 map. If you load up FFA3 in JKA from the map menu it will load this Yavin version, but the author says that if you join a server which has the unaltered FFA3 it will instead load that. Not only that, but of you run this map on your server, anyone joining should not have to download and install this map, since all the textures and everything else is server side. So, it kinda replaces, and yet also doesn't replace the original FFA3, depending on the circumstances. :S Personally I think this is fat too over complicated, I would have much preferred to see a simple straight forward map, which can be selected and started up from the map menu, in [i]addition[/i] to the default FFA3, rather than having some kind of complicated system for replacing or not replacing the map depending on what server you join. I really liked this map, I think the Yavin theme actually fits this map much better than the Tatooine one it was designed with, but in my opinion though, not being able to play it in a straight forward manner like most other maps is a big drawback. That's just my opinion however! Of course, if you released this map in the normal sense, I would me most happy! :) Anyway, if you like the look of this map and think it will be useful for your server (I'm sure it would be excellent for clan servers, Yavin themed maps are always popular there!) then give it a download! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes and No, original textures replaced with other default ones! [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes and No, same as above! [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




[CONTEST] Horizons of Taris | 36.63 MB

Taris at sunset, inspired by both the concepts for Taris as well as the game itself.[/i] [b]Pros:[/b] [*] Fantastic visuals. [*] Large enough for a mid sized FFA. [*] Excellent Cityscape Skybox. [*] 'Orbital Bombardment Mode' [b]Cons:[/b] [*] Map feels quite empty. [*] Slightly complex layout for a small to mid sized FFA map. Note: This map has been given a generalised review to avoid any biasing of the voters. All maps submitted for the contest will be fully re-reviewed after the contest has finished. If you wish to vote for your favourite map in the contest, please go to this forum thread and vote in the poll!




Taris RP | 56.5 MB

maps". It's a nice coincidence that this Taris RP map is being released while the Taris mapping contest is going on. Some of you probably remember Cydon (Ki_Adi_Mundi) for his Yalara roleplaying map which was a very nicely made map for roleplaying but was really lacking in the visuals, something that really turned some people off the map. He returns now after having "set out to do better, even if only slightly" with a map based on Taris, and I've got to say that he succeeded. [b]Accuracy:[/b] I want to start off by first of all saying that this isn't a map that was built to replicate the KotOR version of Taris. Everyone who's played Knights of the Old Republic knows that Taris got the $*#@ blown out of it by Malak's sith fleet, and so seeing as this is set over 4,000 years after that we can guess that the city was rebuilt and obviously the passage of time has changed some things as well. With that said, there's no mistaking that this is definitely Taris. Everything from the architecture to the sky, lighting, and of course the KotOR music just screams 'TARIS!' I was confused how the author calls Taris' lower levels the 'Undercity' when the undercity was ACTUALLY that dark and scary place on the floor of the planet that housed horrible monsters like Rakghouls and Igear. [b]Content:[/b] To say this map is a [i]large[/i] map for roleplaying is an understatement - this map is massive. You start off near one of two ships, either on the upper levels by a Republic dropship or in a lower-level hangar outside a familiar Nabooan ship which, by the way, is enterable and features all you'd expect from a ship including a briefing room, crew bunks, bridge, refrigerator, and more (I couldn't find a bathroom though... WHY DOESN'T ANYONE IN STAR WARS EVER HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM?!) If you start in the upper level then you can go down one of those suspended walkways that Taris is so famous for and visit a number of locations. You've got a nice upper brow cantina; a government building complete with senate room and military base (Which in and of itself has a ton of content, including a shooting range, armory, and prison); and various other rooms for different government or military purposes (Who knows half of what those crazy feds do?) There's also a Jedi Temple with some really cool things like a display of floating rocks in the center of the entrance area, a nice library, a council room, and basically everything you'd expect from your average Jedi Temple. Also on the upper level is a door that leads to a nice lift-area that takes you to the lower levels, specifically a starport area (The area that houses the other spawnpoint at the Naboo shuttle). This then leads out to a dark and grimy lower area with a bunch of doors as you walk down. The doors lead to a bank (Which I thought was kind of odd to have on the lower level rather than the upper level); a cantina akin to the one in KotOR complete with crime lord throne, singing lounge, and combat arena, however the arena isn't even close to the complexity of the KotOR arena which was like an actual gladiator pit - this one is just a small sand box in the floor. Then you, of course, have the sewers which KotOR made so famous. In short, there's a lot to do on this map. [b]Visuals[/b] Yalara had potential to look great but the lack of appropriate lighting, some weird terrain bugs and too simple architecture, and a really bad choice of textures in some areas just destroyed that potential. The author took just about all they they did wrong in the last map and did it [i]right[/i] in this one - probably for the better because Taris is cooler than Yalara anyway. The very first thing I can say is that this looks like Taris. The architecture fits and the lighting is great in almost every area, from the Taris sky to the grimy lower level. There are a few places that look worse than the others due to what I guess would just be low-quality architecture and/or textures, such as in the senate room which looks too blocky. There are other areas, however, where the quality of the map really shines, such as in the main chamber in the Jedi temple or the entire outside plaza of the upper levels. Something that caught my eye was how the author makes use of a lot of sprites to make it look like air traffic is busy all over Taris, and it works really, really well on the upper levels as you look at the criss-crossing lanes of traffic in the sky. Unfortunately when this is attempted in the lower levels outside a window, the effect doesn't look nearly as good; just looks like 2D toy ships flying 3 feet away. The lighting is very well done, more more so than in the Yalara map and makes a wide use of shadows and actual light sources rather than just blanket lighting. It makes the map look so nice. [b]Conclusion[/b] All in all this is a very nice map and definitely an improvement in quality over Cydon's last project. ~Laam'inui




Operation: Spaceport | 5.01 MB

maps. I have for you all one of those exact things that I love. The map is pretty well built from what I have seen so far. There are some secret areas to explore, at least I assume there is more than the one I found... There was a bit of trouble getting around some areas, for example, the part where you have to go underwater, I had the hardest time jumping up out of the water for some reason. That could have just been me, though, and any other little troubles are really not the author\'s fault, but the game\'s fault. I was a bit disappointed that there was no introduction to the level, besides the camera coming down to where the player spawns, but if anyone wants the backstory, they can read the readme. :p There are no set objectives in the menu, which I found to be a little disappointing also, but I managed to run around randomly until I found what appeared to be the right path. I was a bit disappointed that you can\'t choose your difficulty, create your character, and choose your saber like you could in the normal game, but it really was not that big a deal to me. Of course, this made the level feel too easy for me, but it was still pretty fun to play. I\'d suggest a download to any SP players out there like myself.




The 5 Gates | 18.81 MB

technically I was sort of right...but I wasn\'t counting on it being a racing map O_o. Yes, this racing map is a bit unique in the fact that it actually contains racing swoops modified with lack of weapons, rationed boost, and a couple other alterations. This being said, I suggest you all pack your lightsaber/e-11 =_= or in my case, scythe =_,=. Along with these racing swoops are shadowtrooper reskins that match the color scheme of the swoops. Most thoughtful indeed. Enough about those. MAP REVIEW. This race track takes you through 5 areas, including the main one. - Starting Area: Spacely and an interesting glass road. A very excellent starting light signal was put there for starting the race. Swoop spawns are present in the garage. - Yavin Forestly area: this area was probably the most visually unappealing. Typical yavin forestry, nothing more. There were, however, a series of guiding lights so as to guide the racers towards their track. The big thing here? There was a point where the forest got darkened and it was hard to find where the actual path was. A naturally clever trap =_,=. - Tatooine sandly area: After exiting through a strange, loud gate of sorts, the racers end up in the desert. This track was easy to see where the track was, BUT there was a shortcut of sorts. I will not speak of its location, but I know that there is a spot where one could jump the track and get straight to the gate. Perhaps that exploit might require fixing XD - Angry Mustafar World: Lava, lava, everywhere. The turns become more hazardous, and at the end you had best hope no one collides into you during the big jump. - Industrial Space Stationish area: Another gate trip throws you into a bit of a strange space track area with a lot of electricity flying about. Sounds like Arieknas\' paradise..oh well. Evade the electrical poles. They do not




Star Destroyer II | 4.31 MB

taken, I think he actually rebuilt the whole thing! This map contains all the standard features - hangar, dorm room, catina, prison, command deck, random room with cages holding wildlife(?), a nice bit of external flight space, and a crapload of corridors. Typical SD interior. I'll start with criticism. The shader error from the previous version is still present, and I doubt it's a shader clash - my base folder is empty. Some of the elevators take far too long to get to where they're supposed to be, which is a bad thing as it induces tedium. My third criticism, is the lighting - it's not uniform lighting, but it may as well be.There just isn't enough variation in the lighting to make it interesting. Bot support hasnt been added in this version, which is a shame. I also found some z-fighting on the outside which no one actually [i]playing the game normally[/i] would probably ever see - but, it's there! :p Onto the good parts - this map provides a great TFFA environment, since certain areas of this map can be used for some very interesting and strategic teamplay. The general design of the interior works very well, in addition to the exterior is very well built. Most of the areas are accurate to what the interior of a Star Destroyer would look like, too. There is one thing to be aware of - don't hit the button to open the hangar door while it's still opening or closing. This will result in it locking up until you restart the map. Every door in JKA and other Q3 engine games does that though, so it's no fault of the authors. Overall, this is a good map for those who like a bit of FFA or roleplay. Check it out - there's plenty of features in here to keep you amused for a while. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]New Models:[/b] No [b]Patches:[/b] [file=62935]Star Destroyer II - Botrouting Patch[/file]




Korriban Citadel | 15.75 MB

but since I\'ve done so many reviews, I cannot recall whether I admitted this yet or not. I have not finished the single player game for Jedi Academy. *gasp* I know, I know. Feel free to string me up by my toes and tar and feather me - but not until I finish 100 reviews, k? So how much of this map is the author\'s and how much is Raven\'s? Gosh, I have no idea. All I know is, I like this map for multiplayer. Except for one thing. If you know me, you\'ll know what that is. Yup. There\'s a Rancor. There\'s a door with a picture of a Rancor on it. And the Rancor totally growled at me before I even got to the door. Scared the living crap out of me. I got up enough courage to open the door, but I pressed my use key one too many times and the door opened, then promptly closed. I decided that everything happens for a reason and I wasn\'t meant to play with the Rancor. I moved onto a safer area in the map. Statues of Ragnos are EVERYWHERE in this map. Like, almost a shrine kinda thing. There\'s a nice little lake of lava below one platform and there are some pieces of stone that can be pushed or pulled. That got a bit frustrating and I died immediately. I took that as a hint to move on and look at other stuff in the map. I love the lighting in this map and there are many places to duel or FFA in this map. There are apparently some secrets here and there, but I found none of them. Frankly, the Rancor scared me off. Nevertheless, this is a map worth your time to download and explore. And would be a good staple for your basic saber-only FFA server. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Siege - Battle over Coruscant | 69.63 MB

specifically, the battle aboard General Grievous’ ship, the Invisible Hand from the beginning of Revenge of the Sith has been given a pretty good going over by excellent mappers in the past. Orbitus and Hatrus gave us a full space map, with the ability to fly between ships, and Sith J Cull made one of his excellent movie map recreations of the interior of the invisible Hand. But, whilst I love both of those maps, I really must admit that this map surpasses both of those in terms of graphical beauty and technical excellence. Afterall, we all know Darth Norman is a perfectionist, and this map has been in production a long time indeed, so expect a bug free, wonderfully polished map here. Whilst you might not be able to fly between ships in space as in Orb’s and Hatrus’ map, or see as many different areas as you could in Sith J’s map, this map has one great strength that the other two didn’t have, and indeed a strength that in fact most maps don’t have. Included in this pack is both an FFA and a [b]Siege version![/b] New Siege maps are pretty rare, so its really great to have such a fantastic quality movie map available as both an FFA and a Siege map! But wait, it gets better…also included are two duel maps, one featuring the observation deck and the other featuring the hangar area, both of which are well sized and make good areas to duel. For ease of reading, I am going to split this review up into different sections, covering the graphics gameplay, quality etc. First up: [b]Gameplay[/b] This is a pretty big map, which contains plenty of areas to do battle in. The general layout fits perfectly with both the FFA and Siege gametype’s, which is not an easy thing to do. Generally I would have expected the Siege and FFA versions to be structurally different, but in this case both of the maps are the same. Apart from the entities and scripting needed for the different gametype’s of course. There are plenty of corridors to wind your way around, and they take on somewhat of a labyrinthine nature due to the fact that they are very similar in appearance. So whilst you cannot actually get lost (that map isn’t [i]that[/i] big!), seeing so many corridors looking the same can lead to confusion. This is a good thing though, as it adds an interesting extra level of gameplay, especially to the Siege side of things. As far as siege objectives go, there are only two for each team. You either have to defend / capture the hanger and then once that objective has been passed, you will need to defend / capture the bridge and free Palpatine, which makes this nicely authentic to the movie. [b]Grapics and Sound[/b] Well, what can I say?! Darth Norman has made some spectacular looking maps in the past, but this one edges the bar up even higher! Look outside of the hangar shields and you can see a great looking skybox filled with ships. There are plenty of laser blasts flying around too adding to the chaos of battle. Get close enough to the shields and you will also here the cool sound effects of firing turbo laser cannons and ships engines. The thing that most impressed me about the hanger though, after the incredible level of detail, was the glowing shine on the hangar floor. Those who are familiar with mapping will know about glow shaders and ‘env’ or shiny shaders. However I have seen very, very few maps in which a shiny ‘env’ shader also glows! The skybox, combined with the shader makes it look as though the rays of the sun bursting over Coruscant’s horizon is reflecting off of the hangar floor, a very nice effect indeed. The rest of the map is of similar quality, with high levels of 3D detailing, rather than just relying on textures to make surfaces look three-dimensional. The observation deck and the Bridge were also fantastic. As soon as you step through the door if feels like you have just walked straight into the film! The sound effects for the doors, elevators and such all sound authentic as well, and when combined with the maps lighting, detail and excellent textures, it creates an immersive experience. [b]Quality[/b] As I am sure anyone reading this can tell, I have already spent most of the review praising Norman’s excellent mapping skills, and its never a good thing to give nothing but praise with no constructive criticism at all… But I am genuinely having trouble finding things wrong with this map. The quality is just as good as all of Norman’s other maps, which means this map is about as perfect and polished as you can get. There were a couple of minor things that caught my attention, though when I say minor, I really do mean [i]minor[/i]. I will come to those next… [b]Improvements[/b] Whilst I hold that it is impossible for there ever to be a perfect map, I must admit that Darth Norman doesn’t give me much to work with when it comes to suggesting improvements! :P There were a few very minor things I noticed, which I think could have been a little better. One was a floor texture in the bridge area, which seemed rather low resolution when compared to the rest of the high-res quality textures. Nothing too big, but mappers notice these things you see! Another thing was the skybox, which was also quite grainy when it came to the ships, although that is a side effect of the process of making these kind of skybox’s and would be very difficult to correct. Lastly, the ‘glowing shine’ shader on the floor of the hangar gets clipped off at an angle when viewed from high up from certain angles. Again though this is minor and most people will never notice. [b]Conclusion[/b] Well, this has been quite a long review, but it’s been good to stretch my fingers again, both typing and playing! ;) This is an incredible map, and the fact that you can play it in both the Siege and FFA gametype’s makes it even better. I most definitely recommend a download for this map. In fact…you would be crazy not to download it! :P Go on guys…you know you want to! ;) [b]***NOTE*** Norman asked me to mention this in the review, although it is actually in the readme too: [quote]Feel free to make a replacement pack that includes new models for an authentic siege experience. You are allowed to change the classes as well. Send that pack to me ( or load it up and just send me the link. The best pack will be hosted it on my site together with this map.[/quote] So guys, you also have a challenge here; Darth Norman would like to see a pack made that replaces the player models and siege classes with ones that are more similar to those we saw in the movie, adding to the authentic movie like feeling. If your up to the challenge, why not give it a go? You could have your pack featured on Darth Norman’s site![/b] [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Siege, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Apcotyl Temple | 43.42 MB

Apocalypse, it is in fact completely unrelated! Anyway… what is this map about then? Well it seems to be a sort of clan map, judging from what is included and how it is laid out. Even if clan maps aren’t your cup of tea, don’t leave just yet, because there are some really cool surprises to be found in this map! More on them later… First off let’s have a look at the layout of the map and the main areas it contains. Probably the biggest area is the outside area, which contains a waterfall and river on one side and a ‘lava-fall’ on the other. The center of this area has a nice little place to duel, and if the switch on one of the broken columns is pressed, a reborn is spawned to spar with. With the ambient noises of the waterfall and other natural sounds, combined with the beautiful music, this area is really very relaxing and would make a fantastic place for clan gatherings. The whole map is based around the principle of fire and water it seems, and most of the areas have a mixture of water and lava in various places, as well as red and blue lighting, which is a very effective combination. There are what seem to be a few duel rooms, which are quite large, and each one of them is different. The customary council rooms are of course included, beyond un-openable doors (un-openable at least to people who aren’t the clan leaders ;)), one of my favourite areas of the map was the council chambers themselves and the multicoloured glowing crystal statues, the likes of which I have never seen before! The best bit is yet to come though, well at least in my opinion anyway! Work your way through the map and you will eventually come to the hangar, where a very nice replica of the Republic shuttle out of the opening scenes of Episode 1 is docked. This is one of those nice surprises I talked about earlier. Apart from being [b]huge[/b] and looking great on the outside, the ship is fully enterable. In the center is a seating area, which passengers would occupy, whilst at the back end is a small bar, toilets (which flush!) and up some stairs, a medical center. Towards the front end is a lounge type area with big windows for admiring the view, and then above that is the bridge. If you use the consoles in the bridge, you can fire the left and right guns on the front of the ship, which is a cool interactive feature. Although unfortunately they only fire at the wall, rather than at anybody loitering below! It’s a real shame that you can’t actually take off in this ship, because it is really cool, but alas that is beyond JKA’s capabilities I’m afraid. Although saying that, I think it would have been nice if there was a version of the ship you could teleport to that was in space, perhaps with some moving stars and such. Now, lets move onto the architecture and build quality. I must say that overall, though there were a few areas where the build quality could have been improved a little, I think that the map was built very well. I couldn’t find any obvious bugs, and the whole map ran smoothly. The architecture is also well built, and follows the theme of water and fire, with some areas dark and rock like, and other areas light and using more wood textures. I do feel that some areas could have done with some more architectural detail. I also think the rock walls, particularly in the main outside area need to be smoothed a bit more, to look more organic because they look a little flat at the moment. I think those few things are the main areas that could be improved upon really. Apart from that I think the map just needs some more detail here and there and some improved architecture in a few places. All in all a very cool clan map here! I couldn’t see any obvious clan symbols or insignia either, so that is a big bonus as it means that this map is suitable for use by any clan. Personally I really loved this map, especially the huge hanger and the docked ship, that was quite a unique touch for a clan map I think. Excellent work here, and well worth a download I think! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




Leviathan Bridge Duel & Revans Flagship Duel *BONUS* | 19.01 MB

bring a location from KotOR into our very own Jedi Academy. And what Mace brings us here, is not one, but two maps! Both are very similar, however, there is a big difference in what they portray. One is the bridge of the Leviathan where you face Saul Karath, and the other is the bridge of Darth Revan’s flagship, where Bastila and her gang face Revan. The main difference here is the skybox, which in both cases looks fantastic. The skybox from Revan’s flagship is my personal favourite, Mace has done a fantastic job recreating exactly the same kind of look that you actually see in the cut-scenes in KotOR, including Darth Malak’s ship floating menacingly nearby. Now lets move onto the main body of the map. These maps are available ingame for FFA, Duel and Power Duel. The maps are an excellent size for a good duel, since there is plenty of space for running and jumping, and also a couple of bottomless pits. ;) They are also comfortably sized for a small to medium sized FFA. As for the architecture…well all I can say is they are as close as I think it is possible to get to a KotOR level here in JKA. They have all the features you remember, the distinctive lights on and around the floor (the big blue Star Forge symbol being my favourite) and everything is to the correct scale. A nice little touch here is breakable windows. If you choose to break them, you then get sucked out into space! After a few moments a force field then pops up to prevent anyone else taking an unscheduled space walk! A very interesting feature I am sure people will use to good effect in their duels and FFA matches… ;) One feature I also especially liked was the bump mapping-esqe effect on the pipes along the ceiling, a very nice touch there! The only thing I really think could be changed with these maps… is to add in the rest of the ship! I think that would be fantastic to explore the whole thing. These maps are great for a duel or a small to medium FFA, but we need more, more secrets, more places to explore! :D All in all then an excellent couple of maps here. A must have for fans of Knights of the Old Republic. So if you guys like the look of these maps, then give em’ a download, you wont be disappointed! [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




The Real Jedi Academy | 15.23 MB

as opposed to [i]a[/i] Jedi Academy. Apparently no hubris was intended. Now that we've got past that, this is a map of the Yavin IV Jedi Academy as seen in Jedi Outcast. We've been assured that it's not just a splice of the old JK2 maps, so that's enough for me. Most of this wouldn't be too hard to recreate anyway, it seems, and I'd really say only about half of it is old material. 66%, tops. A lot of the material is new, unseen in JK2, and seems to be based on several locations seen in A New Hope, and a couple locations I think may not have been seen at all. For instance there's the front of the temple which is kind of similar to the front as seen in the new version of A New Hope (with some changes to make it playable -- couldn't add the whole jungle, could we?). There's also a medical wing which I don't think was displayed in any of the films, but it stands to reason with a bunch of Jedi wannabe's running around they'd need some medical facilities. There's also some kind of storage closet, which I got a kick out of because like... what's the point? None, which makes it all the more awesome. :p I think the Yavin temple free for all (or CTF, or whichever it was) map for JK2 was my favorite during my very [i]brief[/i] multi-player stint back in 2003 or whenever it came out. One of the outdoor sections of that map is included here, which is kind of neat. Also, if you ever explored the Yavin temple in JK2's single-player campaign, before speaking to Luke, you may have noticed some students shoving blocks around with the Force. You can do that now too, if you're feeling bored. Overall it's a [i]huge[/i] map, so if you're actually planning on doing a free-for-all bring a lot of your buddies otherwise you might get bored trying to find each other! I'd bring my GPS unit too, just to be on the safe side. Map looks great for role-players too, so it can do double duty. I personally think it's a great replica with a lot of potential for use, so I'd definitely recommend serious players pick it up. I'm sure I forgot to mention a few areas (there're so many that I started forgetting them before I finished testing the map) so definitely go exploring. [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Models[b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri




The Jedi Enclave on Dantooine | 13.07 MB

detail than some of the others as well. Previously not seen details, such as footlockers and workbenches, are quite at home in this particular enclave. With textures close enough to the real thing to not be noticed as fabricated, but definitely not ported, you may forget you're playing Jedi Academy and not Knights of the Old Republic. The strengths in this map are definitely the very close-to-the-real-thing textures, as well as the very accurate style. Two of the most impressive bits, however, may be the Ebon Hawk, seemingly made completely from brushes instead of the existing Ebon Hawk map objects, and the impressive blba tree model. I must admit, months ago I was asked to create that particular model, but I shamefully declined. However my kudos go to SMoKE for completing it himself with excellent results. While this map is not as expansive as some other Enclave maps - it does not allow you to venture inside the Ebon Hawk, or venture outside the Enclave walls - it's definitely worth a look for KotOR fans. It includes bot routing, as well as appropriate Jedi Enclave music. Definitely worth a download as another great KotOR Jedi Enclave map.[/quote]It seems the enclave has gotten a visual overhaul. Smoke decided that the original wasn't up to his current skill level, so he spruced it up a bit. Personally I'd say the biggest improvement (and he may disagree with me on this) is the lighting -- it makes me personally more able to enjoy the [i]rest[/i] of the wonderful changes. Second place goes to the doors. I'm not even going to tell you about them -- just go open one and find out. You'll like it. Overall it seems like this is more of a fixer-upper. Everything is crisper, clearer, and overall better on the eyes. It's a great improvement, though, and it really feels a lot more like Dantooine than before, just by making a few changes to the map's presentation. The only thing it needs now is some Jedi walking around saying old Chinese proverbs! Definitely a great improvement here! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Texures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




Battle of Geonosis | 9.51 MB

famous scene in the movie, and not to bad a job at it to. I think the general feel one gets is what the author was striving for. Since this is being made for somthing else, I wont discuss other areas such as other rooms etc, since I do not know the reason or place this map holds in battlemovies. I will ask about two things that really stood out though. The first thing, would be the "sun" rays. I dont get them, and they do feel out of place. Maybe they were forgotten to be removed? In any case, the other issue is the weapons placement. In the under areas of this map, there are rows and rows of weapons all in the same place. The map is fairly pretty and like I already stated, does carry the general feel of its intention. Can't wait to see the finished / full version in the coming Moviebattles! ~LK~




The Star Destroyer | 8.28 MB

the hangar would be large enough for a good free for all, but there's also a second area, which looks something like a 'command deck', with some power ups and such. There were a couple of things I didn't like about this map, so let me hit those first. First of all, there was a missing texture. From the error message, I'm guessing it's a shader boo-boo. I also found the lifts to be incredibly slow. Maybe I'm just impatient, but they took an awful long time to get up to the top. One of the lifts even crushed me when I got on. Seems like it went up a wee bit too far. Now for the music. It's the Imperial March, but for those of you hard-core Star Wars gamers, you'll recognize it as the Imperial March from Force Commander. Now honestly I don't think it fits the map very well, but it's not the worst choice of music either. After a while you kind of just forget about it being there. I should also warn you, along with the lift thing, not to try and walk on the hangar entrance. It's not like in other maps where it's a solid force field. You will fall straight through. However that's handy, because when you spawn the TIEs you can go out and get shot by the Star Destroyer's guns ;) Overall I liked this map. It has its bugs, but it looks like it'd be fun to play around in, either inside the ship or outside in a little furball. Maybe we could get some bot support next time, though. New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: Yes Bot Support: No ~Inyri




Jedi Academy Single Player Maps | 7.65 MB

least, that\'s how it appears to me. :) So all the NPCs are still there. And I didn\'t realize that right away. Well, I did when I ran into the Snowtroopers. But I had completely forgotten about the Wampas. So I was eaten. I\'m all better now. There are a lot of SP maps included here. So just download this little file, toss it in the base folder and you can access the SP maps much easier - y\'know, through the menu. ~AmosMagee




DoA Flight Arena | 8.2 MB

is this map\'s layout practical, it\'s pretty! :) The screenshots really don\'t do the map justice. I love the glass everywhere and trust me, it looks much better in-game. In the main lobby area, you can either take a lift to the top where you can station yourself at a gun and take some shots are ships flying by, or take one of the um ... well, what would you call it? It\'s like, a little transporter car thingy. Take one of those to another little round lobby where you take the elevator down to the paths that will lead you to one of the numerous pads. Press a button and voila - a ship appears. Jump in and fly around, blowing stuff up and hopefully not crashing - like I tend to do. I love this map and I\'m really warming up to the whole flying thing. Oh, but guess what!? I have to tell you guys this. I actually managed to fly out to one of the large pads out in the distance without blowing myself up. AND ... I landed the ship!!! (See the last three screenshots.) That\'s pretty damn amazing for me. LOL Of course, the ship ended up exploding anyway ... but I remained unscathed! WOO! By the way, I totally credit Shroom with my ability to land now. All that practice with Troopers. :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Giant Playable Piano | 44.98 MB

collision with a metronome? For that, playing piano, and more, you've come to the right place. Remember [file="114735"]The Giant Piano[/file]? BlueNinja returns with a second version, ready to blow your mind. [quote]Version 1 was a small room, but this time I have mapped the upstairs section of a house I used to live in, using a video for precise reference. The house is gigantic, and is really meant for long range sniper battles. There is a lot more to do and see in this map than in V1![/quote] Did I mention there's [b]a lot[/b] more to do and see in this map than in V1? ;) Probably the most important change is in the piano. Each of the 88 keys of the piano can now be played using the use button, which is, naturally, completely awesome. Additionally, as said, the map no longer consists of a single room, but of an entire floor, complete with vehicles you can use and a toilet you can swim into. As you can see on the screenshots, there's more to explore in these rooms than I could possibly summarize in a single paragraph. Sufficed to say, I'm positively amazed at this map. The only thing that did irk me was the fact that the max visibility gets exceeded by this map (which means if you're on one side of the largest room and look at the other side, that part isn't visible until you get closer). This isn't the author's fault though; blame the id Tech 3 engine. All in all, this map's a must-see. Protip: don't use grapple or jetpack if you fancy a challenge. [b]New Textures:[/b] Yus [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yus [b]New Music:[/b] Yus [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yus -Caelum




MMG-Hoth | 14.73 MB

Outside, you have a snowy valley with a functional Ion Cannon, the trademark hoth turret, and a a distant radar dish based off the ROTJ shield generator. Oh, and the shield generator itself >_> can't forget that. On the inside, of course, is actually a decently mapped out complex, that, whilst not faithfully accurate to the movies, is still a decent layout regardless. The hangar is decked with snowspeeders and the Millenium Falcon, and surrounding it are the primary base areas, of which contain: - armory/storage - Med bay - lounge/bedroom area(cease. hammer event: this particular area looked most out of place because of the different choice of texture, architecture, and giraffes. You'll see what I mean if you DL it -_-) - command center(with special treat) - generator room(or gunnery room, I'm not sure) - tauntaun barn - pilot prep room - and other fun prizes! The main factor that will probably set this map apart is its new script sequence. Along with having the vehicles and other supplies ready, this map contains a button located in the command center that will essentially allow you to recreate the battle of Hoth. Quite impressive actually. Starts with the probe droid, and then the drop ships come =_,= and then...mayhem...Sort of v_v unfortunately it's up to the players to fend off the invasion, with no NPC backup. Sorta ruins the experience when you ain't got any allies but hey, at least the generator can blow up =_,= Some relative bugs in the map include a couple unclipped objects in the generator room, and a strange shader error with the included vader model. I'm not sure what it is, but apparently the result is a very buggy cape that acts sort of amorphously. Not sure if that was to make the cape look like it naturally flutters or something, but it didn't work too well. Honestly, this is definitely one of those maps I'd suggest trying on your own rather than just reading my review. It's definitely not a bad experience, and I daresay there is some moderate RP potential within the map. Would need some tweaking but it could be done. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Crash On Tatooine | 9.1 MB

and it's rare to find one without any apparent flaws. The text crawl is here, the cutscenes are smooth and flawless, the voice acting is good and has seamless lip-synch, and the plot, while short, is sweet nevertheless. You are one of the Academy students. While your comrades in arms are sent off dealing with Tavion Axmis and her cult, you are assigned to investigate a shuttle crash on Tatooine. In doing so, you must first engage in a canyon swoop battle with several teams of mercenaries, then a large warband of Tusken Raiders, before finally cutting through some elite Cult of Ragnos assassins. After that, Kyle [i]finally[/i] arrives with backup. All you have to fight with during this, is your lightsaber, a single medkit, and an E-11 blaster. The map design is quite good, although some areas are a little tricky for your swoop to maneuver due to it seemingly having either heightened speed or nerfed handling. Or both. All the details are in where they need to be, from the smoke on the crashed shuttle to the jawas milling around the sandcrawler. Relatively short mission, but very much enjoyable, and seamlessly constructed. Highly recommended for fans of singleplayer missions. Mercenary pretty much said "Errors? We don't [i]need[/i] no god damn errors!". ~ Kouen Edit Apr/14/2008: Added different screenshots and updated readme file at developer's request.




Korriban Sith Academy | 7.24 MB

features two generalized areas -- inside and outside. The outside portion is a valley, not dissimilar to all the descriptions of the Valley of the Dark Lords that we have out there. It\'s got valley right there in the name, after all! The terrain is pretty good, although there are many areas that are not smoothed which detracts from a realistic feel. The entrance to the main complex really struck me as unique. Scripts are used to create a compound door that opens in a very interesting way. In terms of gameplay, this may hinder gameplay as the doors open very slowly. So you trade playability for eye candy -- your call on whether that\'s for you or not. I found the architecture inside to be somewhat hit or miss. I originally thought that the textures didn\'t fit with the more modern architectural style, but after a while it grew on me. I do love the layout of the map, and it\'s big enough to support a decent-sized free for all. The architecture is also varied enough to avoid boredom. There are some small updates and some minor additions from the first version, but I\'ll let you read about them in the read-me as they do seem more detail oriented than content oriented. My biggest suggestion would be to work on the lighting. In some areas the lighting just seems fairly unrealistic (ie pitch black in the shadows outside, and the light from the flames seems far too yellow). Otherwise seems like a good map and I think with some more aesthetic updates it could really polish up well. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




Coruscant Heights 2 | 20.09 MB

If you've ever played JK2 Nar Shaddaa Streets. (My favourite level of the game) You'll instantly recognise the style used in this map. It actually looks like the author has directly used some of Raven's original map for jk2 to create this one, which whilst not that challenging, still looks good ;) And of course now it's Coruscant-texture themed, and not Nar Shaddaa. Of course, it does have a few small flaws, as well as a few not-so-small ones. Most obviously, especially from some of the screenshots, is the missing floor texture. Now, if this has been on a crate or something, I'd probably have overlooked it. However, when the entire floor of one half of the map is an ugly grey and white texture, you tend to notice it ;) Furthermore, the framerate can get a bit choppy sometimes, although it isn't in general bad. However, I can tell without looking at the included .map file that the author has failed to caulk many of his hidden surfaces, which immediately lets me know the framerate could have been so much better! :( I'm actually more amazed at the scope of this level, rather than the design. You'll need a Force 3 jump to get around most places, although there are a few trams and lifts which move you around as well. However, unless you're a full-force jump user, you won't be able to get around very easily. Oh yes, the doors. Very annoying. The author has forgotten to put a 'wait' key on his door triggers, and consequently when you press 'use', the door opens and closes too rapidly for you to get through. Overall though, the gameplay of this map is great - plenty of height variation and enough room for well over 32 players. I especially liked the fog-esque effect around the building bases. That just looks so good compared to a black drop-off that I will tip my hat to the author. Very nice. :D In conclusion, this map is very inspiring, although technically and visually there are some rather unpleasant flaws which absolutely MUST be fixed because as they are they're ruining the map. Oh yes, and there is no bot support, so I'm afraid the author gets a big black cross put by his name ;) Next time get them in there for Pete’s sake![/quote] So, here's the second version of the map, which, looking at the readme, has fixed a fair few bugs and other problems. Most importantly, is the texture problem which proved to be a fatal flaw in the original. As you'd expect, that issue has been fixed for this new version, so we can all get on and be happy. The map is essentially the same as the first version, there are no major design changes, although one of the cool cable cars has been removed, and there's a few new additions, including sounds for the doors and wait values. There were a couple of new errors I discovered this time around, and a few new things to comment on which I didn't notice originally. Firstly, there are now some caulked surfaces which that player can actually see, so what you get is basically an invisible wall in a few places (See screenshot 6). Secondly, is the texture usage. Now, I know that the author has prevented his textures from looking repetitive by breaking them up using other textures, but I think going a step further could give another visual boost to the map. Looking sideward, the textures are fine, but looking up and down, they repeat. Furthermore, when textures which are the same sit next to each other, and some of the windows have glows, it looks weird when the set of windows directly next to them has exactly the same set of glows. The new support sections and walkways are well created, but you need to create the flares properly, because, at the moment, they're 2D. Okay, all flares are 2D, but they're supposed to look 3D. This is done by making a light and giving it the following keys and values: [quote] key: _flareshader value: textures/flares/nameofflareshader[/quote] Furthermore, when looking into the crevices between some buildings, you can see half-cut window textures which really don’t fit. (Screenshot 2)There's also a small issue on that broken pane of glass in the building near the top of the level, where the author has not caulked the gaps where 2 pieces of glass meet, so it looks a little weird. Also, were those cars there before? I mean at the top of the level. They just don't look as good there as they do at the bottom. There are also a few uncaulked surfaces on the buildings, but I'm still loving that fog ;) Conclusion? It's a very nice map, which seems to capture the physique and scope of a cityscape very well. Gameplay-wise, it's also on a very level, with plenty of height variation and room to breathe. In order make this a brilliant map though, you'll need to really push your design ambition - don't just have square buildings, give them more detail, create some focal points and really bring it to life. Its a great design, but it can get quite monotonous after staring at it for a while. Make a focal point, and bring some more lighting contrasts into play to spice areas up a bit - some shadowed allies e.t.c. Overall though, a definite improvement over the first. Although, you're still getting slapped wrists for not including bot support. Honestly, it is such a good extra to have, and isn't particularly hard to implement! Oh yea, and is the inclusion of that custom skybox really a necessary addition - you can only see the top of it in game and there's plenty of JK3 skyboxes which would have worked just as well, if not better. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




BlueIce Twilight | 24.42 MB

saying how large the map is. But this map really is MASSIVE. I cant believe how much stuff Szico has put into this map. You could explore it all day and still not find everything! This is a very snowy map, which I suppose is apt for this time of year, as December is usually known for its snow! Unless of course you live somewhere where it doesn’t snow… In the part of the UK that I live in, we rarely get proper snow. Its usually either mush that falls here, or when we do get snow its only a thin layer that melts anyway after a couple of hours unless its cold enough lol! Anywayyy…it looks like there’s been plenty of snow falling in this map as its absolutely covered in it! I must also say that the choice of base JKA skybox used is very clever. It might only be the night-time one that’s used on the Korriban Multiplayer FFA map, but it fits very nicely with the snow! There are just too many cool (forgive the pun) features in this map to list. So I will try and only comment on the best ones :D Firstly the area where I spawned was a frozen pond type thing. The texture and shiny shader used looked very effective, and being a frozen pond, its really slippery too, so watch your step! However, there’s something far cooler (forgive the pun again!) that just a frozen pond there. There are fireflies, tons of them! The author has really done a good job making this new effect, it really does look like fireflies are hovering around the pond, and it looks very scenic :) The choice of music for the map is also excellent and adds to the scenic atmosphere. The main area to the map is sorta like a little village. There are many small cottages scattered around, a few of them you can even go in. There’s a nice warm fire inside, some furniture, and even a sleeping bag type thing :) The way the doors of the cottages have been scripted to swing open is more like real life and looks very good, afterall how many cottage doors do you see that just slide away into the wall like the doors we are so used to seeing in Starwars maps? Around the back of some of the cottages is a TaunTaun pen, this is a BIG map remember, so TaunTaun’s are useful for getting around quickly! Another thing I like in this map is the Snow covered Fir trees, they fit very well with the map, and there is a nice little area where there is a camp fire surrounded by a few trees. Again very scenic. Lets not forget the Ski Lift and Ski Slope too! Its fun sliding down there…weeeee! *crack!* *crunch!* Owwww… Anywayyy, that’s just the main area, after that there is another area to get to. You get to this via a frozen sewer or river type thing. At first when I saw it, it was covered with ice, and I didn’t think anything of it. Then I jumped on it and *CRACK!* the ice broke and I fell into the water! That was a very cool idea, breakable ice ;) Anyway, once I swam my way through the sewer/river I came out at this shaft where I had to jump up in order to upon this hatch above me. Once out I worked my way out onto this snowy canyon road…with errmmm…an X-Wing at the side? That seemed a bit out of place for the setting of the map! Go through what looks like a boarded-up shaft, wind your way through the corridors and eventually you will find yourself back at the main area! Phew. Errm but that’s not it…there are loads of secrets and other places you can go in this map, including what I believe is a Final Fantasy themed duel room, control rooms, even deep underground through something that looks like a mine shaft! Now, I couldn’t tell you where all the secrets are of course, as well as making the review insanely long, that would spoil the fun :P I will give you some clues as to where to find one of the secret areas though ;) Look around for some padlocked hatches, you can break the padlocks and then press the use button to open the hatches…I’m not going to tell you anymore though, that would spoil the fun now wouldn’t it? Mwahaha! One other great thing was the teleporters around the map, they look incredible when they are turned on. Now it’s a bit complicated to turn them on, basically look for round buttons that you can press to turn them on (I had trouble finding them though, but then again I’m not good at finding things!) Also look for a hidden teleporter behind a brick wall somewhere. It’s a bit difficult to find, but I’m sure you will find where it is ;) Now, onto the things that could have been improved upon. Well the map is extremely high quality, and there was very little here that I thought could be improved upon. However there were still one or two things. One thing was that the boulders scattered around certain places in the map were very jaggedy, it would have looked cool if they were a bit more rounded off. But it still looks ok really ;) And of course, as with any map this size, the FPS in places did drop quite a bit for me. But overall I’m very glad to say that the FPS was very good :) Besides that an absolutely excellent map here! Well done Szico! :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel, CTF ~Nozyspy~ Oh and by the way, Szico informs me that all the source files for this map are included in the .zip, I’m certainly going to enjoy looking through those, and I’m sure you will too ;)




Stargate Atlantis | 25.17 MB

was going to be to the last one I reviewed. As last time, the first thing that hit me when I explored this map was that its HUGE! There really is plenty of things to do in this map, there’s plenty of places to explore, and a feature that I always love in a map….flyable custom vehicles! Let me start off with the main area, unlike last time, now I have been able to actually watch some of Stargate Atlantis on the TV, so now I have the advantage of knowing more about what the main area looks like in the program. The place you start off in is rather barren, and there’s nothing but snow and fog all around, but I presume its supposed to be in Antarctica or something? So I suppose that would be quite realistic for the setting! Mind you, if you explore a bit, you will come to a small rocky area, that is filled with Wampas! Now I don’t think there are really Wampas in Antarctica…so lets just say they are Polar Bears ;) Once through the Stargate (hopefully with no Wampas following lol) you will end up in the main area of the Atlantis City complex thing (or whatever this Atlantis thing is supposed to be :S well sorry :P…I didn’t see THAT much of the program, so I still don’t know what it is, just what it looks like lol). There are quite a few cool features in this area, the architecture is good, and it does indeed look like the setting in the TV show, I love the cool bluish windows at the opposite end to where the Stargate is, and the great skybox! Go up to the main control area, and there is a button you can push which seals the Stargate with what looks like a force field version of the ‘Iris’ from the original Stargate Series. I remember in the last SG Atlantis map I reviewed, when you come through the Stargate, on the left side of the large area you come into was some kind of conference room. But when I looked around this map, I couldn’t find it! There was just a wall there…or so I thought… I had a hunch…so I pressed my use button on the ‘wall’ and hey presto, it opened up to reveal a large conference room type area behind it! The way the wall just opened up was sooo cool. Absolutely brilliant! Travel up some stairs on your right as you come through the Stargate, and you will end up in what can only be described as a hangar for Puddle Jumpers I *think* they are called. The real skill here is actually getting the things out of the hangar! Its pretty difficult to take off in such a small place and then get out of the roof opening without blowing up! But once outside there is PLENTY of room to have an air battle, there’s even some turbo laser turrets scattered around to make things more interesting. Overall there were a lot of cool things in this map, which included some subtle things that just make it look better, like the patterns in the glass that look a bit like etching or something. But as with all maps there are always things that can be improved upon. Even for all the good points, there is still quite a lot of stuff that could be done to this map to improve it. Overall the lighting isn’t too bad, but in some places its very harsh, and bright, and it doesn’t appear to be coming from an actual light source, like a light on the ceiling or anything, it sometimes just looks like its floating. However, with all the different kinds of light fittings spread out in this map, I imagine the lighting would be quite difficult anyway. Probably the biggest problem though is the large amount of z-fighting (for anyone who doesn’t know what that means its when two objects, like say walls, occupy the same space, so as you move through the room the wall will appear to flicker. Because there are 2 walls in exactly the same area, the game doesn’t know which one to draw or something like that. Correct me if I’m wrong lol). The fps is also quite bad in places, but that’s understandable with a map this size. Oh and also, there no music! :( Not a bad map here, like with the last Stargate Atlantis map, if your into the TV program you might like this ;) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~




Boonta Eve Tatooine Pod Race JKR Speedway | 11.07 MB

the created game type is Boonta Eve - Tatooine Pod Race. The map is huge. And it\'s not just one big circle that you race around for a few minutes and get bored. There are a few different paths you can take and there are a few obstacles you have to watch out for. I didn\'t expect to find a Wampa on the track and his growl as I passed by scared the crap outta me. There are also some of those little training droid ball things that shoot at you, placed all around the map - and not surprisingly, there are Tusken Raiders that will try to take you out. Sure, the FPS is a little low, but it\'s not so bad that you won\'t be able to race. The map looks great - there were some areas with z-fighting, but the areas aren\'t important and I only saw them when I spectated and flew around, looking at the tops of buildings and stuff. No bot support, but you don\'t really need it for a JKR map. The sounds are perfect, taken straight from the movie, I believe. I think the track is fairly accurate, but I haven\'t seen the movie in a while, so I can\'t say for sure. Most importantly, I had fun racing in this map. And I can\'t wait to see more of these Speedway maps from you James. Before long, we may see some strictly JKR servers hosting only your maps! :) Great work! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA (JKR) ~AmosMagee




SJC Coruscant Adventures Pack (Night and Day) | 75.25 MB least once a year, SJC has valiantly produced at least one map each year, each one's impact being the equivilant of getting a shotgun blast of awesome straight to your face, leaving a crater of glory in the aftermath. Now normally Nozyspy handles SJC's maps, but...Caelum and I wish to punish him for his sloth and impertinence >:B so we are going to double-team this map in our own collective fashion, and the Hive will celebrate as our efforts result in the explosive joy of everyone's celebratory dances and offering tribute to this map. [b]Exteriors:[/b] ----------------- Right, so, when it comes to the outside, this thing is big and pretty, in short. First of all, I should probobably note that the outside feels a bit like a maze, especially at first. This isn't at all bad though, considering coruscant is supposed to be a confusing, massive, global city. There were some very minor lightning problems here and there, but both the day and the night version had an awesome atmosphere to it. Tons of fancy details help with that - advertisement banners (screenshot #4), an awesome skybox, appropriate music and more. Outside, we find a maze of corridors, going all the way down from the upper parts (screenshot #2) to the lower parts of Coruscant (screenshot #4) and eventually the undercity, where even the sunlight doesn't reach according to SW lore. There's entrances to a variety of areas, as well as a considerable race track/highway-like course (complete with swoops - yes, you can use this map for all your racing needs), along the path of which are various bars and night clubs. More about inside areas from Averus though. [b]Interiors:[/b] ----------------- The interiors can pretty much be divided into two major classes: Beds and Bars. Sounds pretty sleezy, but hey, this is the entertainment district, what do you expect? Now, there are pretty much two main bars in the map. The first bar is the famous Outlander Club that was featured most prominently in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi mindtricked Elan Sel'Sabagno into effectively rethinking his life, a feat which, to my knowledge, did him little good. It's scary to look at its ingame carnation, because it's just so...empty, save for the bar itself. Most of the few tables that are available are just pushed off to the side, near the Holonet receivers, where there's a couple nice lil' sporting events, namely the swoop race and the ...wheelchair football match? I 'unno.. The second level access can be reached by a strange little force lift of sorts. Not much to discuss up there except where the doors go. One of the doors leads to a hall that will inevitably take you to some mini-bedrooms with 1-2 beds, depending on the room. This is where I started noticing that the doors in this map have a bit of a impatient streak in them. No wait function on most of them, but thankfully, if you hold use long enough, they decide to give you space to walk through. The rooms are pretty modest, not much to offer, but they definitely get the job done. Mostly chairs and beds, the occasional portrait, but otherwise nothing special worth noting about these rooms. The next major interior is yet another bar, although this one is a bit more spacious and is a bit darker than its Outlander counterpart. This one appears to have a little bit more in the way of seating and even features a stage where a holographic dancer is....wait a that from....[b]IMVU?!? WAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!![/b] [b]-=Averus explodes into a fine ashen powder. Another Averus steps in.=-[/b] Anywho, the bar also has two levels, though the method of getting up there is slightly peculiar: A jump pad. Nothing we're used to, but I can just imagine any character wearing a skirt freaking out at the prospect of ascending these pads. Other than the host of seating, the atmosphere(see: music) is pretty much the same. Nothing much to elaborate on, other than I really like the atmosphere here. The slew of posters, the less colorful bar, the...suggestive holo-images. Really feels like a Star-Warsy downtown bar. ONWARD, to the...apartment complexes. Here, a most devious set of interiors await thee. Most of the apartments here feature pretty barebones furnishings, mostly a desk with a terminal and a bed, with the only decor being some wall posters. Amusingly enough, one of the apartments has a malfunctioning door. Privacy, you has it not. The most fortunate of the apartments is one that(I'm assuming, here, since I've never watched the animations,) belonged to Cad Bane. This one is most fortunate in its furnishings, as it holds desks, bed, WINDOWS, and...some holographic droid of sorts. Not sure what it's deal is, but SJC loves him some holograms. Winding the base here, it's time to finish off and mention the roadside "underground" bar, which is the most unorthodox of the taverns. This one features a large critter underneath the floorboards. Guess what it is? A RANCOR?! OF COURSE! Most of the actual seating for this den is actually strewn in a side alcove. The main area is mostly an arena strewn with laser turrets and a control panel to unleasha deh rannycor(nice tough with the sound clip, by the way XD) Couple TVs, some more holo-decor, and you've got the underground den pretty much laid out. It's a shame there wasn't much seating in this one, maybe behind a two-way mirror, where the betters can see who wins and who gets eaten. Dunno, just a thought :D [b]Closing Thoughts:[/b] ------------------------ Part of me was surprised at just how small the map was in comparison to the file size, but considering the MASSIVE amount of custom textures and shaders that went into this map, I can understand just how easily that stuff can add up. Overall, a magnificent map, and it's projects like these that make me feel ever so grateful for the master server's resurrection. En Taro Tassadar...really? That's how I'm gonna end it? *sighs*....Okay. Back to you, Caelum. Now, quality-wise. Sufficed to say, this is SJC quality. There were some areas where the FPS of my less-than-modern machine struggled a little, but in all, this map seems stable & looks awesome. I also have to say those 3D image thingies (like the road blocking droid & the female dancer) are very fancy. There is one thingy I would like to see in a future version - an expanded interior for that landed ship (see screenshots #1 & #3). Yeah, I'm a sucker for ship interiors ;) Worth getting, though? Well, obviously! :P New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye -=Cosmos Duality - Averus & Caelum=-




Tatooine rpg | 9.42 MB

borderline or outright harsh commentary from this camp throughout this review, because this map practically fails at being a good RPG map. At first, I must say I was excited. Not many people do tatooine RPG maps. Just not a popular place to do a thick story in. However, upon retruthanspect (call that my horrible 6th sense mutilating retrospect,) it focused, in my opinion, on the wrong elements. Granted, there are some neat features here, so let's divert from the negative here for a bit: - The layout: the map layout and design wasn't actually that bad at all. You have the typical rural tatooine town with a not-so-typical arena(featuring an NPC spawner,) the vast desert with a sand crawler, a small homestead with a parked landspeeder, and a small tusken village. If you use a vehicle, you can fly upwards toward the sky and exit into space. A nice, relatively uncommon feature. - Points = money: There are a number of spawns, weapons and vehicles alike, that require you to use your points to spawn/acquire the item. - Decent Design: The majority of what he has now is respectably well designed, minus a few errors here and there. Unfortunately, this is where the positive end stops. Now we move onto the aspects that require pretty much immediate assistance. - One Interior: That's right, there is ONE interior in the entire map, unless you count the tusken tents and sandcrawler inside as interiors. Guess what that one interior is? That's right, a bar. Not even a good one, really. There's very few seats, the texturing is completely unmatched to the atmosphere, the door doesn't have any noise when opened,the lighting is questionable, and the curtains in the corner only have one side to them. This basically renders the village almost useless, more eye candy than it is actually useful. Ah yes, speaking of that sandcrawler interior... - THERE IS NO SANDCRAWLER INTERIOR: This one nearly threw me into a rage that woulda prompted throwing my monitor out the window. JA SP shows a decent representation of a sandcrawler interior, and the author pisses away this fact and makes it this giant hollow box with wheels. Okay, so there is like *A* catwalk with a jetpack spawn, but the rest of it is barren, save for the spawns. Since when did Jawas sell tauntauns anyway? Wouldn't swoops be a more appropriate spawn? - Spawns were an eyesore: There's no bigger buzzkill for me than walking into a tusken village, a village signifying simplicity and savagery, and seeing a disruptor and tauntaun spawner in the middle of it, in the open. The spawns pretty much killed the atmosphere heavily, and could have been crafted a little more artistically, rather than the same spawns over and over again. - Space Area was terrible: I wish I could put it nicely, but I can't. This area was downright irritating to behold. Whilst I had no complaint about the rough asteroids, there's not much originality or role-play value in having two color-opposing recreations of FFA Bespin from Jedi Knight 2 floating about in space. Mind you these are also open air, so enjoy the fresh space air whilst you can. To further add insult to injury here, they didn't bother even expanding on the recreation much either, as the doors here don't open. Overall, the negatives outweigh the positives here, as this map is fit for only a VERY crude RP session. We're talking like caveman crude here. At this point, I can only hope the author can take this review and apply it to improve this map heavily. It needs it. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Jedi Dojo | 365.99 KB

that\'s what you get with this file. To get to the map, you have to manually switch to it, which is a bit annoying, but something that I can live with. The overall difficulty is average for ladder maps. Honestly, there\'s nothing more to say about it than that, really. Give it a download if you\'re interested in it.




RPG Base attack | 13.33 MB

the Morons, Desann. [i]lolwookiee turned to the marines under his command, and with a growl, encouragingly assured his men that the hour of victory was at hand! As the Republic Gunship [i]Camaro[/i] inserted them into a canyon, they were beset by turrets. What were they to do? While lolwookiee bravely deflected the blaster bolts with his dual-bladed lightsaber, the marines bravely charged forward under the cover of their commanding officer. Upon bypassing the turrets, they approached the secured gate of Desann's fortress. "I know how to... [i]handle[/i] these things!" lolwookiee roared triumphantly, as he sliced the gate console. Moments later the marines fearlessly rushed in, and swarmed Desann's guard, who were cut down in moments. Slicing the inner doors while under the cover of his marines, lolwookiee slowly progressed to the power generator, which he then shut down with a mighty roar. Meanwhile, up in the control room, Desann said "Well, that's lucky. It's the middle of summer and we can't afford the heating bill!". Backtracking through the base, lolwookiee cut down more hapless moro- er, [i]guards[/i], and taking the elevator, proceeded to beat down Desann's elite guard. Confronting the Dark Lord, lolwookiee ignited his saber, and goaded the overgrown stuffed lizard. Desann, in response, growled "icanhazcheezeberger?" before igniting his lightsaber and rushing our wookiee hero. Blades clashed, Force powers were used, and as the battle raged in the control room the fighting minions below suddenly stopped to gaze, as each warrior became more and more fatigued. Sensing the upper hand, lolwookiee unleashed a flurry of katas and sweeps against Barney's adoptive son, before Desann could withstand no more. Having finally subdued the Dark Lord, lolwookiee fell to his knees, gasping for breath, relieved that the battle was over. Silently, he uttered a prayer to his gods, who had given him the strength to emerge triumphant.... "Oh, [url=""]sweet merciful Datel[/url], I thank thee for guiding my hand through these trials and tribulations!". The End[/i] I've seen many attempts at converting an Assault gametype (in the style of UT2004) across to iD Tech 3 games. Raven Software's attempt at a Siege mode, Splash Damage's free game [i]Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory[/i], and countless maps that have tried similar play styles. I can honestly say this one probably comes closer than any of them, for the reason that the map isn't static. By far the most impressive element, for me, was the ship you'll probably spawn in. The whole thing moves, and I use the term "whole" as in the context of "the entire thing moves together". This is the first time I've seen a mapper seamlessly combine movement of seperate structural elements, usually there'll be discrepancies which can be noticed by looking closely. None here, not noticeable ones, anyway. Other high points would be the base layout, it's fitting for a military base, and despite simple architecture (due to the high brush count, no doubt) it looks the part exceedingly well. The surrounding terrain is up to par, although the turrets are annoying. There's plenty of space on that canyon approach for an AT-TE, if you catch my drift. My only real complaint with the mission itself is that it's linear. Your objectives consist primarly of running to the next console and holding Use to slice it, and you have to restart if your crosshair moves so much as a pixel, which is a bummer ('specially on the first two consoles). I feel a little variety in objectives would have been good - although at least the player interacts with these objectives, which is more than can be said for UT2004, which consisted of either standing in a target area or blowing something up. On the technical side, there are a hella lot of NPCs running around, and eventually you'll run out of ghoul2 transform space. This is inevitable. Short of editing the .bsp in Notepad and hauling out all the entity spawners (if that's even remotely possible), there's no way to prevent the respawning of NPCs aside from the mission objectives which shut off some of the spawners. Still, an interesting take on the mapping scene, and worth checking out if you want to look at something different. However, you won't get much "standard" gameplay out of it due to the mission elements interfering. A version without all the turrets, objectives and NPC spawners for just messing around, Lugormod/Makermod, or making your own gameplay in SP with /npc spawn, would be a nice follow-up release. ~ Kouen




Episode 3 - Mustafar

episode_3_mustafar.rar | 31.41 MB

or whatever. Here we got a map which the author made basing it on what we saw in the movie, nothing more nothing less. We got the landing platform where Padme\'s ship is docked, we got the bridge on which Anakin and Obi start out fighting leading to the control room which also has the conference room, finally we got the balcony on which our two jedi fight and ultimately leap down to the giant metal arm that collapses near the end of the brawl. All these spaces look very good and I must say it\'s the most accurate in proportion in my opinion. Some other maps are either way too big in some areas or way too small, this one feels more like you\'re on a very nice replica of the set. The only thing here is that the bot routes are not defined. The music is the battle music from the movie instead of just the Battle of the Heroes, which is good. Overall a nice map, not very big for a big fight but good enough for some roleplaying or just hanging out and fighting the big fight. Download this now! :D [i]Ayane Yamazaki[/i]




Imperial Dreadnaught Final v 1.3 | 13.01 MB

review a map that reminds me of them, that’s definitely good! This map really does have that JK2 flavour to it, its an Imperial Dreadnaught, and the interior and layout, reminds me a little of the Doomgiver level from JK2 SP. Its massive! The corridors seem to go on forever, and its easy to get lost, which is actually a good thing in a map like this, because it makes it so much more fun, never knowing who or what might be around the corner ;) There are loads of rooms, and lots of crawlspaces, that make you feel like your in the bowels of the ship. This is an excellent map for an RPG! Oh no, I’m not finished yet, there’s tons more cool features to come yet :) This map actually has….WORKING ladders! Yes, actual ladders up the wall that you can CLIMB. That’s so cool! Theres ladders all over the place, and its especially cool when they take you to crawlspaces, which have all these fuel lines n’ stuff in them :) Theres more, there are loads of control panels and stuff like that, especially in the bridge which, when pressed, make noises or do certain things, I noticed one control panel in the bridge made hyperspace appear outside the windows! No, im not finished, there is yet more! Make sure you read the Functions List.txt in the zip file, that tells you all the neat stuff you can do on this map. You can go inside the imperial shuttle, which takes you to Hoth below (part of the base JKA Hoth Siege map), where you can go inside an ATAT!!! One of the best things was that you could see the dreadnaught in the skybox from the cockpit of the Imperial shuttle, nice touch there! The only things I didn’t really like were that on some of the models, the textures were all black (I think this is caused because the model was only designed to work for single player or something, that’s what I heard anyway :S ) And it could do with bot support, it would be an even cooler map then :) (if you want to know how to do bot support, read this: it works for both JK2 and JKA) But apart from that its an excellent map, which would be great for RPG’s, with its winding corridors, medical room, shooting gallery, and lots of other rooms :) Well done mate! This is REALLY worth a download! :D Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~Nozyspy~




Bloodmine Shaft | 26.13 MB

only three maps created by him - though there may be more, I dunno. I had fun with my counting and may have lost track. One, ahahahaha, two, ahahahahaha... anyway. First and foremost, this is a lovely map. It really is very pretty. And like most beautiful things, it\'s also complicated. I\'m not even sure I found a flag base. And I spent at least 15 minutes exploring this map. Granted, I was playing in FFA mode, but flag bases are usually obvious. I thought I found a base approximately 9 times, but I was probably wrong. To really understand why this map is already a favorite by me, you have to play it. It\'s great for CTF, but it\'s good for FFA too. Ammo and weapons are plentiful. I really want to play a CTF on this map, but I don\'t see that happening - since he didn\'t make it for JK2! *cries* Anyway, check out this map by Wedge and then send him no less than 483 emails telling him why he should make more maps. :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, CTF, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Deathstar Trench v2.0 | 10.58 MB

place, you can choose between the X-Wing, A-Wing, and Y-Wing. You then go through hyper space, and arrive at the Death Star. What could be better? Your opponents are waiting on the other side, that's what. The other team has access to all kind of Tie Fighters, even a real strange looking one. Look at the screen shots below, I’m sure you will be able to spot it. That one is my favorite. You can choose the vehicle you wish to have in the game, by going to one of the control panels. A name will appear on the screen, it tell you what it spawns. You can then spawn it, and start flying it around. Be careful if you choose a rebel vehicle. There are turrets on the Death Star, that would love to put a hole in you, if you know what I mean. ;) Don’t let your mind wander though, if you spawn in one of the hangers in the Death Star, make sure you are in a vehicle, when you exit the hanger. There is no air outside of the hanger, so you better be in a vehicle. Near the end of the trench, there is a hole on the ground. Aim at that and fire. You will see an explosion effect, and you get 25 points added to your score. I couldn’t really find any bugs in this map, which makes me very happy. I did though have trouble approaching the Y-Wing. Every time I got near, it shot me. :PThe author also included version 2 versions of this map. The first version just has the basic ships. The second has all the ships. The author also put the proper credits in his Readme, even giving credit to the vehicles. You need to unzip all the .PK3’s from the .zip. One is the map, the others are the vehicles that the maps uses. Great Job Dude! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA -Airm




Temple of the Massassi | 43.78 MB

someone that was in fact made by another author after being converted over to Jedi Academy from a different game that it was originally made for, but here we have a very special exception. Some of you may be familiar with the Temple of the Massassi, or in its original guise, Pyramid of the Magician. The JKA map has been floating around the net for a long time now; it was originally converted by persons unknown from the Quake III Arena source files released by its original author, mapping genius [url=]Simon 'Sock' O'Callaghan[/url]. And when I say genius, I really do mean that. I know we have had amazing mappers like Darth Norman and Sith J Cull here over the years, but Sock's work is of a level which I do not think any map released here has ever been able to match. Seriously, go to the link above and check out his work (he also has some excellent tutorials on some more advanced mapping features)! Anyway, at first I was going to reject this map as per our rules, however it would be a shame to deny this map an 'official' presence on a JKA modding site, and so I emailed Sock to ask him what he wanted me to do with the map, and to my great surprise he said he was absolutely fine with it. That's extremely good of you Sock! So since the submitter did not make the map I think I should review this on its own merits as though it has had a few changes in the conversion over from its original source material, it is largely the same map. So, why is this map so incredible? Perhaps the stand out feature is the naturalness of the terrain and cavern systems. In more modern games we are spoiled with fantastic visuals made from high poly models and high resolution bump mapped textures, but getting natural looking terrain and caves in the older Q3 engine is not that easy and takes a lot of practice. Add to that the amazing dot2product terrain texture blending between the grass and the rock walls and other areas and this is just about the most realistic and natural looking terrain I think it is possible to get with the Q3 engine. The map itself is not massive, rather it is medium sized but seems much bigger because of the caves and multiple levels accessible via holes in the cave roof and jump pads below which provide an interesting form of vertical transportation! The sounds they produce are also quite amusing... doiinngg! That brings me onto the ambient sounds, or which there are many; birds and insects chirping and singing away in quite a cacophony. There is no music with this conversion unfortunately, I don’t know whether the original map had any music, but I think some music from the Indiana Jones films would fit right in with this map, especially when you come across the Temple/Pyramid itself. Though it is fairly small it fits snugly into the environment and blends in brilliantly. The only real complaint I have with the original map is that the textures are a little low resolution. Don’t get me wrong, they look still look good, but with a map who’s structure and construction is this good it seems a shame that the textures aren’t a little sharper in their detail. Unfortunately one of the things that didn’t convert across when the map was converted to work with JKA is the skybox, which is now the default Yavin one. That said it actually fits pretty well with the map as does its new name; Temple of the Massassi. In fact, this whole area looks just like Yavin IV anyway. Overall an absolutely amazing map, and it is great to finally, and legitimately have it up for download here on JKFiles. I want to say a big thank you to the submitter also; Jvins2289 for finding this map and putting it back in the spotlight! If there is only one map you download this week, I think this is well worth that download. ;) [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, Duel ~Nozyspy~ ***The main download link at the bottom of the page is currently not working! Please download from here instead!*** [b]*Edit* Sock told me that he believes the original conversion to Jedi Academy was made by Salinga![/b]




Jedi Council GCX - 2010 | 34.7 MB

done major improvements to several parts of the level. Redoing some areas was a noticeable effect on many of the 'stages'. What I personally noticed the most were those sounds in the Medical Room. Besides the improvements to FPS and the (Amagawd thank you) enabled locking of the Bot Spawn Room, I can't really say much. It's the same map in a way, and that's what still makes it have that glow. At least for me, that is. You decide if the glow is yours! New Textures - Yes New Music - Yes Bot Support - Yes ~The Denariax




Battle on Theed (FFA) | 40.85 MB

instilled fear into us all... ...This map is [b]HUGE![/b] O_o; Seriously, getting lost almost seemed like a mandatory part of playing this map. There's so much to drink in. When you think you're done seeing the whole map, you see yet another thing you missed! However, there was virtually NOTHING I found that I wasn't impressed by. So, Theed. The city that lasted a single Episode, and yet, it's remarkable beauty impacted us for years on end. It's a shame it played little to no part in the rest of the prequels. So, Quite a lot of exterior, really. There's not much interior to be found, but there is enough. This map was designed with upcoming siege objectives in mind(Yes, that includes MB2,) though it is also to be featured in the JKA Siege Mappack as well when it graces our altars. There are 3 major exterior regions, each one crowned with teal marble domes and fuchsia marble roofs on the majority of the buildings. The streets are paved with bricks and almost everywhere you turn, there's a stairway leading somewhere deeper into the map. The streets are adorned with neatly trimmed bushes,[b]*snicker[/b] strategically planted trees, and traces of ivy cling to the various structures in the area. Yep, the author painted one hell of a picture. Better yet, there's barely anything wrong with this map. The texture choices were nothing short of exquisite, and the custom skybox fit so well I actually thought there was more to the map than met the eye. Architecturally speaking, this is probably one of the most complex maps I've seen in a while. It felt like there was over 100 ways to reach another part of the map, and this maps predominant use of arches looks like it took quite some time to get all just right. The lighting seemed near-perfect. There was one area I noticed seemed a bit unsourced in natural lighting, but other than that there was hardly a place that seemed out of place in that department. Now, I did say there's BARELY anything wrong, so let's see what plagues it: [b]1.)Doors:[/b] Alright, so I must admit it's very difficult to put in sci-fi doors into an environment that has a late renaissance feel to it. However, while most of the smaller doors fit in perfectly, some of the larger doors appeared to clash with their environments. Basically picturing a large black industrial-looking door in the midst of all the grace, it just dudn't fit. [b]2.)Ambient Atmosphere:[/b] This was probably the most disappointing department to me, as there was hardly ANY ambient background in this map at all, and I honestly think it really could have benefited from some. Once the music is turned off in your game, all you hear is almost dead silence. The only ambient noise comes from the various fountains sprinkled about the map, and you have to get pretty close to them to hear anything. The exteriors really could have used maybe some birds singing in the background, maybe a few church bells tolling every so often. The stream direly needed some noise, as it appeared it was flowing too quickly to be that quiet. The interiors could have used some noise emitting from some of the computer consoles, and that large column that looked like a reactor wouldn't have hurt to have had some humming coming from it. As this currently stands, this is quite a product here. I would definitely suggest the masses ingest this file, even if just to take a quick look at it. One can only wonder what malevolence is being adding to it, to make this map a true force among forces. I shall remain on the lookout for future versions of this map =_= as I am most curious as to what you've in store for us, Lord J3rk. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




The Dark Forest | 4.37 MB

small house. Imagine invisible walls being there to prevent you from leaving the roads. One road has ends that drop off the face of the earth, and the other has a cave that leads to an underground arena. That would be what this map consists of. Not being able to wander freely through the forest really bugged me, and the edges of the map abruptly ending didn't help things, but otherwise I really like this map. The atmosphere is just my style, and it's all pretty well built, although the teleporters in the arena could have been a bit more obvious as being teleporters. I walked right into one without knowing that it was a teleporter. Also, there's really no way to find the path leading to the house unless you press up against the invisible walls until you find it, but even then it isn't guaranteed. I tried that method and didn't find it. The teleporter to the house was the only way I even found out about that path. Anyway, good map, if you ask me. A few changes and it could easily be a great map, though! If ya like it, you know what to do. Game Types: FFA, TFFA New textures: No New sounds: No New music: Yes New models: No




Double-Cross on Nar Shaddaa

dfii_ns_double_cross_sp.rar | 35.74 MB

please note that you will have to open the console and type "map zurvan6" to load the level. It's a remake of the first level in Jedi Knight, titled Double-Cross on Nar Shaddaa. Or, at least, it's supposed to be a remake of that level. Right off the bat, when I spawned in the level, I found that things looked far different than they did in the old game. Having a Reborn attack me first thing didn't help either. Running through the level, I found that some parts of it matched the source quite well while others did not even come close. It almost makes me wonder if the author really had any experience playing the level, or if they just watched someone play it and decided to try to remake it. Some of the enemies and rooms were correct, but the addition of Sith to the level sorta ruined it for me. I was looking forward to a level where I wouldn't have to use my saber. On a final note, I don't know what the purpose of including the IG-88 model was, as the droid doesn't seem to make an appearance in the level... [b]EDIT: Apparently he does show up, but when I played through three times it he didn't show at all.[/b] Anyway, if you're expecting an exact remake of the first level of Jedi Knight 1, then this level isn't for you. If you want a new SP level, though, there's no reason to not give it a download!




Crimea | 4.18 MB

review, a basic rundown: this map is a two-arena ground that honestly keeps reminding me of some sort of temple proving grounds. Texturing and architecture here are just sublime, and the music makes me feel like hosting a tournament =_= ...hmm.. I think there's honestly only one thing that was wrong with the map, and that was in the cemetary. One of the cross markers was partially detached from the base of the cross, so you had a brush sorta floating there in mid-air. Not a good look, but then again, it's not particularly super noticeable. Otherwise, this map rules hard, and I can see it being used for small saber FFAs as well as duels. You would be wise to investigate this handiwork, as I may abduct you in the middle of the night and force you to compete in my bloodsoaked tournament =_,= mhmhmhmmhmhmhmhmhm..... [b]-=Averus vanishes into the darkness, leaving only a picture of macaroni and cheese=-[/b] New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Alzoc 3 Capital | 26.2 MB

earnest, a good chunk of the map has retained the nature of its previous counterparts, so let\'s see what our friend Lady Forge had to say about the previous \"version\". [quote]I must say, this is one of the most amazing maps I\'ve seen. After testing the map for the better part of a half hour (and I\'m sure I didn\'t test every area, it was that big) I only found one error. This is Corellia. It\'s a very metropolitan take on Corellia, featuring many of the high-flying aspects of Coruscant. It\'s basically three skyscrapers jutting out of the sky of Corellia, each holding their own secrets to discover. I use the word \"secrets\" lightly, so don\'t take it literally. There were so many areas to explore, but I\'ll narrow it down to a few. First I\'ll start with the outside. Basically the outside is what it sounds like - the area outside of the towers. It features landing platforms, bridges between the towers (lest you fall to an unpleasant death), as well as various signs and displays. Quite possibly the coolest thing about these maps is that very little of the detail is static. Things blink and rotate, adding quite heavily to the metropolitan feel of the map. It is very reminiscent of Coruscant from Episode II. Inside the towers is plenty to explore. For instance I managed to find several vehicles (so to speak). Inside one of the towers was some kind of small ground vehicle, though unusable, and outside the towers were a cloakshape fighter and what looked like a T-16 skyhopper. That part was cool, because you can actually go inside of it from within one of the towers. Finding your way around these towers is no easy task, though. Just when I thought I\'d seen everything, I\'d find out that the elevators went down too! This is one of those maps that just seems ideal for an RP server. It\'s huge, has plenty of areas, as well as many things to \"claim\" as your own, including rooms, cantinas, and even what seemed like a black market stash of weapons, hidden behind some breakable glass. The one thing I found kind of distracting was that the atmosphere in certain areas seemed a little \"misty\", foggy even, though perhaps it\'s just my eyes. Still, ane excellent map, and certainly worth a download from anyone who considers themselves a map connoisseur. [/quote] In essence, the map pretty much has mostly additions and one subtraction I could note. For example, the Sky-high factor was subtracted in this version, and instead of falling to your death, you fall into a lower area with large pipes that slow eats away at your health until you get out. Should you find it, an elevator goes from there to a building with the glass doors in the previous one. This building has been renovated as well, the elevator you would have taken being the only functional one. The main addition was a new building. You\'re presented with a magnificent revolving glass door and a marble lobby. Quite magnificent. Going up the \'vator, one can then explore the new interesting interiors and MAKE MERRY =_=. Another small addition was a large catwalk that can be used for multiple purpose. Nothing too useful here other than a sniper and a glass platform. Other than that, it\'s almost like the previous versions, but with an atmosphere change(skybox, music, etc.) applied to it. Personally, however, I believe said change was for the better. I personally suggest you initiate Project Take A Look Around And See If You Could Use It. =_,= GIVE ME BANDWIDTH OR I GIVE YOU DEATH =_= Man, I love twisting and destroying historical quotes.. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Sith-J\'s Mygeeto FFA/CTF | 11.01 MB

;) Anyway enough of that! :P Here we have a brilliant new map from Sith J Cull, this is certainly one I’ve been waiting for, and I know quite a lot of other people have been waiting eagerly for it too. Now where to start? Lets start with the size first. Now this map isn’t as big as some of Sith J’s previous work, but as he explains in the readme: [quote] I wanted to do so much more with this map, but time constraints this year have made working on anything JKA related very hard, so I made this little CTF/FFA map based on mygeeto blah thats it! hope you like it.[/quote] Not to worry though, as this map is still a good size for a medium FFA and a nice size for a good CTF match too, which is mainly what this map was designed for anyway. I don’t think Sith J has made many CTF maps, there are only 2 that I know of and this is one of them. I used to play CTF [b]alot[/b] back when I played JK2, so I always enjoy testing out new CTF maps to see what the gameplay and map flow is like. I couldn’t really properly test out gameplay on this map, because…well bots aren’t exactly as good as humans! The bot routing was still very good though! What about map flow though? I think it’s very good, this map could certainly make for some interesting CTF matches. There are basically two ways to get to the flag bases. Straight through the middle from one side to the other, or over a little bridge that connects from the middle of the map over to the side of the flag base, so you can try and sneak in. To make things even more interesting, the bridge is protected by what can only be laser-bolt proof glass. ;) So you cant just shoot at people from the side as they’re running along it! The look of this map is great, more Base JKA textures have been used here than normal, but that’s certainly not a bad thing! The texturing of the map is great. My favourite bits were the towers over the flag bases, the architecture on them looks really cool! The hills and BIG chunks of rock jutting up (they look like something from the planet Krypton in Superman) look great, they really add a sense of depth to the map. The dust hanging in the air looks cool as well, though it would have been a bit better if it fell like snow, just much, much slower. But I suppose you would have to edit the .efx file for that or something, and it could take quite a while to get just the effect you want (I know that from personal experience ;) ). All in all a very nice map here, I hope to see this played on some CTF servers out there! ;) Just before I wrap up my final review here at JK3Files, Sith J wanted me to mention that he wasn’t able to spend as much time as he would have liked on this map. Because of real life things and the fact that he wanted to work more on his new Tatooine map, he didn’t get around to finishing this map off to as high a standard as he would have liked. He also says that he will be releasing some other maps this year that he has been working on for a while, including: The Tatooine style Mos Kreetle. Complete with underground tram system, a bar, and a space port with the Falcon (inside and out) docked, and Queen Amidala’s Starship. After that its Kamino II. Then his Stargate map. He also says that the JKA-G mod (which will bring Starwars Galaxies style gameplay to JKA) is in the hands of a new coder so although at the moment progress is at a stand still, things will pick up this year. Well there we go, this is one map that I certainly liked, and I’m sure lots of other people will like it too! If you like the look of it, why not give it a download? ;) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~




Academy 1.2 | 8.61 MB

But, I'll just start with the first one. The first floor is the ground floor, with three dueling rooms, an npc room, a training room, and a cantina, among a few other things. Two of the three dueling rooms are identical, each with a dueling area and seats so you can watch the duel in comfort, as well as an observation box on the wall. The third on, is more of a hazardous duel area, involving a pit. Although, you don't die when you hit the ground, making it a somewhat safer duel area. Also an interesting one, seeing as the person up top is likely to slash you as you come up. The npc room is extremely simple, almost too simple. It only spawns three npcs, all various brands of cultist. I found one small bug, or rather, minor issue. If you spawn the noc, and then just stand there, the npc will spawn, and the door will open, but it will close, leaving the npc in there. So you have to spawn another npc and then fight them both. This might be seen as a good thing, or a bad thing, to some. I would've The training room, was very simple. In one corner, was a box where you could spawn a sentry droid, in the center of the room was a small area from which you could spawn a R5 unit, or Kyle. Yay! Let's all kill Kyle! There is an observation box on the wall, as well. Okay, now go outside. Yes! There's an outside! It's very spacious as well. It had some custom areas, but a lot of it was bare, as in, there wasn't much there. There were trees, but they just seemed a bit too spread out to me. One thing I did like about this was the waterside area. It was very casual, made just for those who want to sit and talk by the water. I didn't like the way the water was done, at least in the river. But water [i]is[/i] a hard thing to do, so that doesn't really matter. The cantina, was, well, a cantina. Albeit a small one. It had a nice little stage on it, as well as a small bar off to the corner, with a storage room. The main area was taken up by chairs. There were a few alcoves in the cantina, but not very many. And, last up for the bottom floor, is the arena! Great idea. Nothing better than a good old arena. This is a small indoor arena, which isn't bad in and of itself. While great for FFA's and such, it would be very nice, and cool, if you could spawn a rancor behind a gate, and have the gate open. Fight on! But, other than that, it's not bad. Okay, I think that that's about it on the bottom floor. On to the next one! The second floor is a lot simpler, with only five areas. It has an Audience Chamber, as Tournament Chamber, what I think it a teachers area, and finally, an area that leads to the next floor, and the main little entrance area, which is actually the center of the floor. The main little area isn't all that big, it just has a tree surrounded by water. The two areas off to the side are the teachers room, which consists of a few beds and a bathtub. The second area is the tournament room, which is like a dueling area, only with chairs on the side, and a observation box. Not that much. The audience chamber is a lot like the chamber seen in single player, except the windows on the side are huge. I think that they're a little too big. Someone might walk out through the window and die. Okay. The last floor. Yay! I feel like I'm writing a book. First, you go up a long elevator, and then you finally get to the top floor! And it only has two rooms, a council room and a sun deck. The sun deck is very nice, being sunny and all, it's a great place to socialize, get a drink, take a nap, read a book, or use a terminal. And that's what you can do! Great social area. However, the shelves in this area just seemed to stick out like a sore thumb, so that's one thing that could use a bit of change. And finally, the council room. Well, it's a council room, with lots of chairs in a circular area. Am I done? No. There's still the Admin room. It's dark, to say the least. and from it you can lock various rooms, and areas of the map. I would have liked it if, when you locked a room, a ''locked'' message would be displayed. But that's me. I did find some bugs. When the cantina was locked, I would go and press the button, and I would hear the cantina music. Meh. The other major thing was the lighting. In places this was a very dark, or less than ideally lit. But, this is a great map for clans in general, or just simple RPG's. So if you like this, or if your clan could use a nice map to use, then give this a download. Bot Support: Sadly, No. New Models: Yes. New Music: No New Textures: Yes GameTypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel ~Zach




Tantive IV - Rebel Blockade Runner v1 | 6.48 MB

Revenge of the Sith. Due to this map being a movie location not only is this map going to be popular, but it also must have been very difficult to make! The thing about maps made after movie locations is that unlike an ordinary map, where you create what you see in your head, a movie map has to look like the place it is meant to represent. Not only that but you must also get the scale of things correct to achieve that. For instance, you need to make sure that the things in your map, like the height of the ceilings, the size of the doorways and such is to a similar scale as what is portrayed in the film. It wouldn’t look right if the doorways in the map were twice as big as they looked in the movie would they? I am glad to say that Sssid has done a brilliant job of getting the scale and proportions in this map just right, not only that but the custom textures look superb too and make this feel like a really authentic portrayal of the Tantive IV! Now as for the size of it; it’s probably a medium to large sized map, but with all the winding corridors it makes it seem much bigger! Luckily in the conference room though (the one where Bail, Yoda and Obi are at the end of Episode 3) there is a map on the wall, which should give you a good idea of the layout. I hear Sssid’s been working on this map for a long time, well he has certainly produced a great map! Like I said before, he has got the proportions just right, the corridors and rooms really look like those out of the movies. One very clever thing I liked was that the white doors appear to have been made out of a base JKA texture from the Desert (Tatooine type textures) folder. There is plenty to explore in this map, and I would imagine with all these corridors that it would make a great guns FFA map. The spaces in this map are a little bit small for dueling though I would say. You could still have a duel in here, but you wouldn’t be able to jump much! All in all I think this is a very impressive representation of the Tantive IV. Its all here, from that famous corridor where the Stormtroopers break in, in the original Star Wars film, to the conference room featured near the end of Episode 3. The use of curves, and the way the textures have been used looks great, so well done there mate! :D There are one or two things that could be improved upon perhaps though. The biggest bit would be the Star Destroyer outside of the Bridge windows. Its rotated at a bit of an odd angle, which skews some of the textures on it so that they look out of place in parts. I must admit it does look good at that angle – it looks like its coming right at you! – but maybe a bit of a simpler angle would be good so that it doesn’t skew the textures too much. Also in the more grubby engineering type areas (such as where Princess Leia puts the hologram in R2D2) the base JKA textures used there look a bit out of place (I think there’s a Bespin door texture in there somewhere :S). However, the way they are used still looks good :) One other thing would be that on some of the textures inside the ship, there is a small grey control panel type texture that has been placed ontop of the white wall texture. This small grey control panel looks very pixelated and thus stands out against the very nice, clean, crisp white walls. This is only a very very small thing, but I’m a perfectionist! ;) Apart from that a brilliant professional quality map here! Nice work mate! ***NOTE*** By the way, apparently Sssid has dropped another can of Coke somewhere in this map (surely there must be bins somewhere on the Tantive IV! :P ). See if you can find it! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




Sex Kingdom | 3.7 MB

won\'t mind putting on your server. You won\'t find clan tags or pictures plastered all over the map. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by this map. While I\'m not fond of all of the lighting used in this map, there are some areas that are just pretty to look at. Fortunately, it\'s also a fun map to play. There are some areas where the water rushing by looks as though it will sweep you under and over a waterfall - and that\'s exactly what happens. There\'s a bedroom in this map, but I like it. Generally I\'m not a fan of clan maps that include bedrooms because they\'re usually plain and useless. Not in this case. The bedroom is quite lovely, with a bath that I would LOVE to have in my own room. There are plenty of places to duel and FFA. Weapons are well-placed, so is the ammo. It\'s too bad no new music was added, but that\'s not a huge complaint for me. I did find some minor z-fighting in a few places, but it\'s not enough to be an issue. My FPS was decent. Overall, this is a good clan map that I wouldn\'t mind placing on my own server if I still played JA. :P Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Coruscant Streets | 21.89 MB

worth another look for me, because I really hate having to shut down all of my programs, restart, start everything back up again, load the map - only to have it crash again. So, Black Hunter, let me start by saying that this map looks great when you consider the screenshots. Anything that\'s Coruscant Streets-like is going to appeal to me. I love this theme. However, you screwed up in some MAJOR ways. There are several missing textures. The music doesn\'t fit this map AT ALL. You\'ve added posters that just aren\'t consistant with the Coruscant theme and really cheapen the atmosphere that it seems you wanted to create here. And finally, worst of all, I was getting about 9 FPS in some areas. It\'s a pretty map at first glance, but don\'t judge a book by its cover. This map has some serious flaws and it needs to be fixed. It\'s too big, sluggish, inconsistant visually and musically and it crashed my computer. I never, ever, ever rate maps. At least, not to my recollection. However, to make my point completely clear that making good maps are about how the map plays, I\'ll rate this one and I\'ll give it a 2/10. And that\'s generous of me. You get 2 points simply for making a map that does work, and almost getting the theme right. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~AmosMagee




Episode III - Mustafar Duel/FFA | 13.77 MB

don't know what the rumours are for the final movie of the trilogy. Apparently it involves lava. James never fails to impress me with his maps. Mustafar is no exception. You did surprise me, James, by making this a duel map. You never do duel maps! And frankly, I don't see this as a duel map at all. It's clearly FFA. The weapon placement is great and there are lots of weapons. There are places where you'll need to press buttons, use force or your saber to get to where you need to go. I love how interactive the map is. And it's just gorgeous. Unfortunately, there are some FPS issues when you step out and see the incredible scene of the lava pits, volcanoes and the pad above. Now let me describe this map in order of screenshots. When I first entered the map, I spawned in this room and it wasn't exactly all that great looking, though I love those doors. I saw this panel over by the window that looks out and I love to press buttons, so I did. And look what happened. :) That would be fun to play with. I like how James incorporated the "natural" surroundings with the building. It feels like this was built in the side of a mountain. The pit over there is inviting for those of us who use grip and want to toss someone down into the lava. :D And I just have to say that I LOVE the windows in here. That weathered look is great. Then I stepped outside and my FPS plummeted. ;) But that's okay. This looks amazing! The terrain is uneven and beautiful. The structure in the center has a few interesting things going on with it and then when you get to the top, things just keep getting more interesting. There's a room to the side where you'll need to figure out (it's easy) how to get inside. Press a button inside and voila! Now anyone dueling on that pad will be electructed! Fun! I thought that was the end of the map, but then I discovered that there was a bridge to another area. I followed that and went through a few rooms 'til I came out on the other side of the volcano. I followed the catwalk until I came to boxes that were blocking the path. Took care of those, and almost fell, but managed to stay on and found my way into that one corridor with the red grating on the bottom. And then I was thankful that bots are really stupid, so I was in no danger of being dropped into the lava below. As always, wonderful job, James. I don't know how you keep doing it, but your maps are some of the best produced. Keep at it!




Matrix Reloaded FINAL | 31.84 MB

than I remember. The new textures are nice. The Blah Room is interesting. Thankfully, many of the teleports are labeled, so you know where you\'re going. There\'s a new nightclub added. And there are some great duel areas added. Now onto what I really was impressed by - the bonus maps. :D The Kill Bill map is lovely. Snow falls all around the place where that famous huge fight happened. The textures I just love, the lighting is great, and it seems fairly accurate. I adore this map. FFA Streets is also a great map and reminds me of a duel map I used to play on. I love that night city look. The neon lights, the buildings, all of it looks wonderful. Oh, and it totally has a ship, just like JK2\'s FFA map NS Streets. Don\'t judge this final version of the Matrix Reloaded by the screenshots, you need to download the map and play it to really get a feel for it. I love what Nathan\'s done with the swoops and the track. Great map! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel ~AmosMagee




Battle on Yavin 4 | 3.53 MB

said, it\'s a shame Raven didn\'t just put out an expansion for JK2 and give us the two new game types of Powerduel and more importantly, Siege. I\'ll admit that I haven\'t played a lot of Siege, but I am familiar with it and I love it. In fact, I\'ve mostly been playing JK2 and Troopers lately. (Troopers is a mod for UT2K4.) Anyway, this map reminded me of the Objective map Yavin for Troopers. The objectives aren\'t the same in all cases, but very similiar. I spent way too much time on this map, blowing up generators. Not that I wanted to spend so much time doing that, it\'s just that it takes forever to blow them up and there\'s like, 4 or 5 of them. I know I destroyed 4, but I never got a nudge to move on to the next objective. In any case, it\'s a fun map, I think. And I really should be playing more Siege. It\'s just about the only thing I enjoy about JA and this map would be a lot more fun to play with others. Cause like, playing Siege alone sucks. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: Siege ~AmosMagee




Gulf of Souls | 5.47 MB

alone, I kinda got chills. Then again, I have an overactive imagination. ;) In the back of my mind was the story and so as I turned each corner, I kept anticipating something that shouldn\'t have been there, y\'know? The map is dark, but not too dark. I actually really like the lighting in it. Bright colors here and there break up what could\'ve been monotonous textures throughout the map. And what is it about that industrial look and blue lighting? They just really go well together. And it\'s one of my favorite styles. Once again, I wasn\'t fond of the music choice here. I felt that the music should\'ve been darker, softer, much more eerie. It would\'ve helped the atmosphere. But one thing the mapper really gets right are the sound effects. They\'re perfect. And I didn\'t find any errors in the map. Great work here. :) I can\'t wait to see more maps from you, but I hope to see something a little bigger. Maybe a CTF map? :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




SGEgyptJA | 32.05 MB

more incredible than I could\'ve imagined it being. It\'s Egypt. And it\'s just ... I\'m seriously having trouble finding words for this ... it\'s amazing. The map is soooo vast and beautiful and the effects are gorgeous. You really cannot grasp how incredible this map is unless you play it. The screenshots, while lovely, do not do the map justice at all. I should apologize for writing such a short review, but if I were to say anything else, I\'d just repeating how beautiful this map is. But don\'t take my word for it - download the map now and find out for yourself. My FPS wasn\'t too bad either. Then again, I did upgrade. WOO! My other puter probably couldn\'t have handled this map. The music is appropriate, of course, because it\'s from Stargate SG-1. It really sets the mood for this map that\'s so much fun to explore. Though I have to say, I didn\'t explore the sands too much - I wasn\'t sure if Wade put any sandworms in there or not. Wonderful job, Wade. Seriously. I can\'t wait to see what you do next. :D Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~AmosMagee Edit: By the way, there\'s a very cool little secret area in this map where you can fly a Deathglider. It\'s so freakin\' cool. I\'d show you screenshots, but I really suck at flying, so you really don\'t want to see those screenshots. ;) Good luck finding the secret area! Hint: Use your use button in unsuspecting places. :D




Vader\'s Meditation Chamber | 2.26 MB

Meditation Chamber is the same room that you fight Rosh in. And what you have here is exactly that. I\'m supposed to be impressed because the author created this room, like, from scratch. He just took some screenshots in-game and built this map from just some images. Impressive. :) Of course, this is a great map for a good duel. Plenty of room and good lighting. I\'m just not all that interested in this map. And it\'s not the author\'s fault. This is Raven\'s design. I just find it a bit boring. Thankfully, there is bot support included. You can never have too many duel maps on a duel server. So add this to your rotation for variety. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Music: Yes Game Types: Duel ~AmosMagee




Korriban Holdout | 4.94 MB

themed maps, probably because the texture set is well defined and has plenty of textures to choose from, and the architecture is fairly simple yet looks cool and you can get a nice eerie Sith atmosphere with the careful use of light and sound/music. While I don’t think the music for this map fits particularly well (its the MP main menu music) the author has done a good job with the sharp and angular Korriban themed architecture, which has improved nicely since his last Korriban themed duel map. Being an FFA map there is also quite a lot to explore here with the winding passageways and sets of stairs leading here and there giving the impression of a hive. I especially liked the cracked wall, which can be destroyed to reach the chamber beyond, though I was a little disappointed to find that I could have just walked into the chamber from the other side if I had just gone around the corner! Cracked and broken walls like that are best used to point the way to a secret area rather than an easily accessible one, but it was a fun little feature nonetheless! There are a few features which don’t fit with the Korriban theme however, one of these is the trees in the courtyard, Korriban is a volcanic desert wasteland, and as far as I know doesn’t have any trees. There is also a pool of water under a glass section in the floor in one of the rooms, to be honest I think any Sith Lord living here would much prefer lava instead! Lastly the statues with the blue crystals are Jedi styles statues and again the blue theme doesn’t really fit Korriban/Sith architecture which works much better with reds and yellows for the lighting. Overall though this map fits the Korriban theme very nicely and has some nice architectural features, though there are a few bugs that need squashing. One being in the porch entrance to the courtyard, if you look up though the skylight you can see the edges of the brushes which face the top of the porch entrance, since the backs are invisible, but the sides are textured! One other one is in the topmost room the cylindrical patch 'ring' which is meant to be the edge of the circular skylight is invisible, all you need to do though is go into GTK Radiant and go to curve → matrix → invert to make sure the textured face is the right way round! Apart from those and a few other very small niggled this is an excellent FFA map and TK-962's skills continue to improve at an impressive rate! I’m sure we will see more cool maps from him in the future! :) [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




Dash Rendar Resurgence | 54.55 MB

presents us with an enhanced conversion to JKA of a single player campaign mod that he made back in 2003 for JK2. Here is a quick synopsis straight from the readme: [quote] Dash Rendar has been hired to smuggle weapons to a mining colony planning a hostile takeover from a corrupt organization that has been exploiting them. After the reliable weapons supplier fails to meet at the rendezvous point, Dash goes on a search for him at the coordinates of where he last made communication.[/quote] So to start off, lets have a look at the first level, and its good and bad points. [b]Part 1: Investigation and Recovery[/b] [b]Good Bits[/b] Straight away, as soon as you start up this mod, you can tell it is of excellent quality. After the opening scroll, explaining a bit about the story we then get to watch custom made CG cinematic’s, which are very impressive, considering the majority of modders (including me) probably have absolutely no idea how to make a good CG cinematic. Not only were the CG cinematic’s throughout the game impressive, but so were the in-game cut-scenes, which I would say were as good quality as the actual JKA single player cut-scenes. Once the game proper starts, you are put into a huge open map, which is set on a dark, barren and rocky world. Nearby is an enterable version of Dash Rendar’s ship, the [i]Outrider[/i]. Unfortunately though only the main area in the ship is enterable, all the other doors are locked. .If you try to open them you will occasionally get a comment from Dash’s droid sidekick Leebo, such as “The ship is safe with me sir” and We’ll never get paid if you stay here all day”, which I thought were nice touches. There is a long trail that you must travel; through barren canyons and even a short tunnel at one point. The terrain is well done, and if I had to guess, I would say this terrain was made by hand, rather than with a program like EasyGen. If that is the case then this area represents a huge amount of high quality work. Once you have worked your way through the barren canyons, encountering some Imperial Troops along the way, you will eventually find yourself at a large chasm. The only way across is a hovering tram that must be summoned from the other side. Once there you must battle more Stormies and then go through the huge doors into a cargo bay like area. Though the architecture was fairly simple in these areas it was well made and well textured and brought back fond memories of playing through JK2 for the first time. Once inside the main structure you need to find your way to a conference room, which holds your ultimate objective for this level. I won’t say any more on that matter, as I don’t want to spoil the fun! :P The scripting for the level is very well done and I didn’t encounter any bugs when I played through it. It ran smoothly and all the proper events and cinematic’s were triggered at the right time. One thing in particular that I really liked was the way that every now and again, once you had passed certain points, Leebo would comm you, giving you a hint on where to go next. An ingenuitive little game mechanic there! [b]Bad Bits[/b] All in all the level was of very high quality, although there were a few things that I think could have been improved. For one, I think there should have been a bit more detail in the levels – though the architecture was good, there were a lot of flat plain areas. Also, I think some rock models scattered around the canyons would have been good as well, as they seem just a bit too clean and clear for rocky canyons on a barren planet. I think these issues could be put down to the fact that this mod was originally made for JK2, which has a less powerful engine than JKA and thus cant handle as much detail in a map. My major concern though was that the outside area was very dark. After a while wandering around I had to turn um my gamma in the options menu, because I just couldn’t see where I was going properly. I think the ambient lighting in the worldspawn should have been raised a little to make the map a little less dark, especially the canyon areas. That’s just my opinion however, and like I said, a quick change in the gamma settings fixed the issue without much problem. There was only one part of the gameplay that bothered me; getting into the conference room where your final objective is. It took me forever to figure out how I was supposed to get in there! I wont spoil the challenge for you, but I will give you one hint, for the sake of your sanity… try and find destructible crates, they will help you to get into that final room… Now lets move onto the second, and last level of the mod: [b]Part 2: Retribution[/b] [b]Good Bits[/b] This level is [b]much larger[/b] than the first level, and as Mercenary explains in his readme, the gameplay of this level is non-linear, which means that you can complete the multiple objectives in any order you want. This time around, your ultimate objective is to find the missing weapons supplier, another objective includes stopping some experiments that are being conducted on (apparently) frozen people. I think they’re frozen anyway…they look it! Some of the other objectives include blowing up some computer banks, and finding a way to shut off some power generators. This level is much lighter than the previous one, since it now in the daytime, making it easier to find your way around this time! You start off near a landing area with some tall buildings and walkways above you, and a gentle snowfall drifting through the air. As I said, this level is [b]huge[/b], much, much bigger than the first level and the areas are interconnected by many different paths – elevators, corridors, locked doors that need opening – which form somewhat of a maze. Again Leebo will comm you occasionally with information on where to go and what to look for next. There is no point me trying to describe the path to your ultimate objective, because it could be different each time you play, due to the non-linear nature of the level. This is a very interesting and clever gameplay mechanic used by Mercenary here, as it means your game doesn’t have to be the same next time around, you can complete things in a different order if you want. This does lead to some potential issues however, which I will come to a bit later. My favourite areas were probably the TIE fighter hangar and the nearby control room, which reminded me a bit of the Doomgiver levels from JK2. I must say though that those TIE fighter pilots seemed a little too engrossed in whatever they were doing (maybe fixing their ships?) as they didn’t seem to notice me when I walked in. Only when I started shooting at them did they seem to bother moving! :P Another great area is the power core type thing, at the top of which are some nicely scripted walkways that swing down, allowing you to get into the central control panel of the power core. Once again, the level is interspersed with well made cut scenes and some pretty impressive voice acting, especially from Leebo the droid. [b]Bad Bits[/b] As I said above, the non-linear nature of this level is a big advantage, as it allows you to complete the level how you want. However it is at the same time also a disadvantage. Why? Because it is easy to get lost and forget what you were doing. In a linear level, you go from the start to the finish, completing your objectives along the way. You go in a straight line, so to speak (although not literally). Whereas in a non-linear level, if you don’t keep track of where you have been, you can end up going through the same places multiple times trying to find your way around which can take quite a long time and also be rather frustrating. A few other minor issues were that the objectives seemed a little vague at times. One of them is to shut down the two power generating areas. The first one I found easily enough, but it took me a while to figure out where the second one was. I kept trying to blow up two rows of generators in a small room, figuring that since they were near the first power generator you had to destroy, they must be the second ones. But alas they weren’t, and it took me a while to figure out where the second generator was and how to get to it. Lastly there is the instance where you have to find a switch to turn off some shields blocking your path, however I feel the game didn’t give you enough information on what you were looking for – after all there are many switches in the map, how would you know which one to use? Although, that said, in the end it didn’t take me that long to find the switch, as it was in a nearby room. Still though I did panic for a moment, wondering if I had forgotten some switch somewhere within this gigantic map! [b]Conclusion[/b] Overall this is a fantastic single player campaign, which despite the few frustrations, I did thoroughly enjoy. It is a bit of a shame that the story isnt longer, as I would have liked to find out what happens next. But when you remember that Mercenary has done almost all the work here himself - as opposed to the guys at Raven software who had an entire team to create JK2 and JKA’s single player campaigns - you suddenly realise that two levels for one person is a heck of a lot of work. All in all this is a very impressive mod, and I hope to see more work like this from Mercenary in the future! :D I definitely recommend downloading this guys, you won’t be disappointed! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Single Player Campaign ~Nozyspy~




Sith Council Final | 22.35 MB

maps pretty closely over the years, being rather impressed with their strong RP value and general amusement. This version, being the final version, is basically a devil's deal in my book. The main term I'd like to emphasize in this review is [i]trade-off.[/i] Whilst there are good aesthetic changes and pretty decent content revamps, these same things could also be reversed into negatives, which is possible, although uncommon, especially in maps. To preface, I'll be tackling this review basically in a room-to-room fashion somewhat, in an effort to help emphasize the changes in the content. [i]Main Lobby/Darth Bar[/i] - The Main room has gotten a rather large overhaul in regards to texture, but in essence, it remains similar to the JedicouncilGC map as it was intended. The doors have been moved and removed as necessary in this revamp. The textures, I must say, aren't a great change. It must attempt a look at being wood, but in the end, they just look like the walls are covered in a very fine fur =_o. These textures plague a large majority of the map, and hurt its visual appeal. The wooden pillars now no longer fit in with the map, alienating themselves from the color scheme. Lighting seems to be much more noticeably unsourced than the last version. I think the only real good changes in my opinion would be the stairs and the use of daises to prelude the exit hall doorway. Darth Bar looks completely...dare I say repulsive? Nay, but it's definitely taken an aesthetic hit. The red furry looking texture has made the bar seem like some sort of cafe for failing abstract artists who think they're unique. The signs have been removed, and the actual bar itself seems realistically unservicable. [i]The "Side Rooms"[/i] - Now we shall branch out into the rooms on either side of the main hall. The "lava pit" has been revamped into an indoor cavernous area of sorts. A bland box of stone, with the worst lava texture I've seen out there. This lava texture is used in pretty much every lava area now, and looks so very ugly without a glow shader or what have you. Moving next door, we approach the armory. Like the main hall, it's received that horrible furry red texture. The appeasing trade off was the use of cubbies to store the weapon spawns. Otherwise, unappeasing. On the other balcony lies the Dojo from V2. No changes there(screenshot ) Moving down to the first floor, underneath the lava pit room, we find the acid pit room. Honestly, the new acid texture makes it look like...snot. It also doesn't look very liquid-esque when you look at the texture. Basically the same as the lava pit room now. Across the room, next to the bar, is the library. It was extracted from V2, and looks the same.(screenshot ) Next door is the old interrogation room. It didn't get a very decent revamp. Biggest change I noticed was the torture room's downsize. I was going to flesh this out a little more, but I didn't feel like it =_= [i]The Halls[/i]- The halls are probably the most impressive changes I noticed. The annex as you enter from the main lobby I liked with its sourced red hue. From there you can reach a couple halls. The upper halls are the most interesting, having a triangular architecture, and I find it quite tasteful. The lower basement halls, however, seemed overly broad, and unappealing. It had promise, albeit it was wasted. The biggest disappointment was that the "RP hall" was destroyed, ousting the classroom and cafeteria. [i]Med bay[/i]- Suffice to say, it looked like it was more based roughly on the Jedi's Home JL II map's med bay, although there it was a rough look. Otherwise, it retains the usual bacta tank functions, including the out of order one. [i]Cage Arena[/i]- Probably the best room to overhaul, although it wasn't 100% improved. The room did, however, get completely rebuilt. The arena retains its general shape, but there's no long as much wasted space. The stadium seating is now positioned in the corners of the rooms. The council observation area chairs look very baudy now, with a bright spectrum of colors. Also, the elevator looks very tacky, having a box texture that doesn't blend in with the scheme. [i]Bedrooms[/i] - All the bedrooms have been effectively ravaged, no longer retaining the simple appeal of the others. The size of the rooms have become monstrous, and the number of furnishings don't really compensate. A lot of the rooms contain camera portals of certain areas. Honestly, it feels like more was taken away than added. [i]Basement Areas[/i] - I mentioned the problem with the basement halls. I'll simply attack the rooms. The dungeon was my favorite revamp, having received a nice stone dungeon rehaul. There is now a control center with which to seal off the dungeon cells with a forcefield. There is also a very blatant secret exit route that leads out into the main halls. The council room looks slightly more like a council room in terms of chairs, but otherwise, the room now looks like some sort of angsty artist's creation, with the furry red texture and the odd shaped windows. The pillar room no longer has the battle platform, so now it's just for jumping around and... [i]Outside/Court Room[/i] - Now then =_= the outside has received both good and bad revamps. An aesthetically good revamp definitely was the footbridges and the path leading the the courtroom. The stone door to it could have at least gotten a better texture. The secret door factor was basically ruined with the path. Whilst the waterfall route was a lot better, the super smooth hill just didn't feel very realistic, and the loss of the chasm of death sort of ruined the sithese feel. Ah well.. The courthouse was a much better overhaul, it looks a lot more size appropriate and less oversized. The textures are thankfully quite pleasant, the pit is a lot more ominous. [i]Secrets[/i] - Some secrets are more obvious now, and some aren't. Sadly, some of the secret control areas don't have textures. Not a very good sign. Overall, this map was on a very different, and arguably lower, level than with its predecessor. Granted, this could be expected by conservative fans, but even from an objective point of view, viewing it as a stand alone, it doesn't quite earn the cigar. Granted, it's still [b]Good,[/b] but it could have been better. A shame this is the final version of the map, as it doesn't seem to leave behind the best legacy. My words mean nothing to many. SUBMIT BANDWIDTH, VIEW, AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF. For some, it could still be a grand improvement. For myself, on the other hand, it leaves more to be desired. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Nar Shaddaa Streets Map Pack | 34.54 MB

impressive. Why do I say this? Well, quite frankly, all that was really done was a transfer in content from JO to JA. The author could have at least made the effort to possible fix the elevators and trash compactor so they worked properly. Well, okay, the trash compactor works fine, but sound would have been nice to fix. Other than that, it\'s nothing special from the old Jedi Outcast days. I certainly enjoy Nar Shaddaa, so I may very well keep these for the hell of it =_,=. You all may SUBMIT BANDWIDTH AT YOUR DISCRETION, AND SEE IF YOU WISH TO AS WELL. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Kashyyyk | 8.36 MB

aggeess ago, and bizarrely it was very similar to this! :S However, I dropped that project, because it was just too difficult. What is this place? Its Kashyyyk, home of the Wookiee’s! Like I said, I tried to make a map of Kashyyyk, and I might still do one day. When I tried, it was a long time ago, and I wasn’t so good at mapping, suffice it to say, it was just too difficult, and so I had to drop it. When I tried it, I used giant Yavin tree models, but it was really difficult trying to build around them. However, this author has used models, but only as branches to the trees (see screenshots), the main trunks of which are actually made out of patch meshes I think. That would make it much easier I imagine to build stuff around the trees. I really am impressed by the way this author has tackled such a difficult subject. Its certainly inspired me to have another go at a Kashyyyk map :) The architecture of the buildings seems to have been inspired by the piece of KotOR (Knights of the Old Republic) concept art that is on the startup screen, and the author hasn’t done too bad in recreating the style. Some of my favourite architectural features, were the very cool supports that support the roofs of the buildings, they looked very nice ;) However, as with any map, theres always things that can be improved upon. One thing that did bug me a bit was the skybox, which was pretty plain really, it could have done with trees on it (im not sure how you could do that though :S) to make it look more “Kashyyyky”. However that must be very very difficult to do something like that, and make it look convincing, so im not really too bothered about that. The main points I think could be improved upon are: The fog around the edge of the map. It was a bit werid this, as there seemed to be a little strip of fog or something right around the edge of the terrain, but none in the middle. Im not sure if it was meant to obscure the edges of the map, but it just looked a bit weird :/ Secondly, and probably most importantly, there were no health powerups or weapons! NOOOO! :’( Another thing was that the tops of the trees, were just flat. It would have looked better if they tapered off towards the top, then had the branches (the tree models) around there. Lastly, the ramp that curved down round a tree, to what appeared to be a landing platform, was skewed or bent strangely in the middle. Im presuming that’s because it was a patchmesh, its not a massive problem, but it does look kinda weird. And that bugged me a bit. All in all a really cool map. I certainly loved playing it. It has good playability, i.e. there was plenty of room to duel or have an FFA (if there were any weapons :( ), and the fps wasn’t too bad either. My computer is probably upper mid-range in performance, and I was getting around 45-60 fps with all my settings on high. If you like Kashyyyk or Wookiee’s then you might like this, I certainly did :) I shall look forward to more maps from this author. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Sunset on Coruscant | 9.21 MB

my first glimpse of what I see to be, the best looking duel map ever created for JKA! :D This map is simply stunning to look at from the screenshots I\'ve taken, and with my settings on full it may have been unplayable, but just look at it. The glowing auras of the buildings, the water fountain and the almost unbeliavebly realistic skybox - This map is literally the most realistic duel map you\'re ever likely to see for Jedi Academy. Yes, the map isn\'t as perfect when you want to play it, because our Graphics cards just wont work with 8x Ansiotropic Filtering and 16x Anti-Aliasing, but still this map is simply awe-inspiring. The use of amazing shaders and effects for the fountain and pool in the center of the platform looks unbelievable, and every texture with the exception of the retail ones are photo-realistic.:D The one downfall is the underside areas of the platform, which can spoil an otherwise perfect view, but fortunately, you usually only see this bit when you are dead. The architecture is similarly spot-on. The shining towers and the sleek curving pillars will blow you away with their detail, and although FPS tends to drop lower than a normal duel map, the design and layout, coupled with eveything afformentioned make this (In my opinion) JKA\'s best duel map to date! :) And yes, it does have bot support. File of the Week Amy! New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




Country Academy (JA) | 9.59 MB

is James Culley - you guys might know him as Sith-J-Cull, a prolific JA mapper. Thanks for the review, James! :) ~Amy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- First of all, I would like to thank Amos for giving me the chance and the honour to review this ShroomDuck exclusive – yes, that’s right, EXCLUSIVE - and what a map … so imaginative, with such a lot to do. Description: Well as the name states this is a country theme based map, essentially a country fair with stalls and games for you to enjoy, with countryside farmyard surroundings, animals, blue skies and lake complete with rickety bridge! (Sounds like a holiday brochure!) The idea behind this map is to have fun - there is so much to do. Basically you have a farmyard with some booths which give you access to the various games on the map: Get Lost a very mad maze Flying pig who can stay on the flying pig? Well an interesting bottomless pit for your falling pleasure! Square Dance a game of death using crushers The square dance is my favourite game which should be really fun with a load of players – unfortunately I was testing this map out alone so I couldn’t actually have the satisfaction of killing anyone. The map has its own public transport provided by the native chicken - yeah that’s right, Shroom brings us the Chickenvator J, trust me where ever you see chickens; fun is sure to follow, make sure you jump on every chicken in your sight, as most serve as a means of transport to and from the different areas the map (oh yes and look out for the Turtle!) Textures / Lighting: 7/10 Country Academy uses almost all custom textures to pull off the country fair farmyard theme and it does so very well, the signs are amazing and the theme stays consistent throughout the map, there are lots of wooden textures of differing colours all of which are well done, there were a few completely black buttons here and there which I don’t know were intentional, if so maybe they could be sorted. The landscape was kept simplistic I think to keep the brush count low for frame rate reasons – as I know many people now use Easygen for landscapes which gives you more control over texturing. The hills that surround the map if I’m not wrong are made from huge brushes which have been clipped into slopes, the texture applied when viewing a large area of it do seem repetitive, although I know there isn’t a lot that can be done about that as stretching them too far looks ugly, so I think the way it was done here gives the right feel for the map :) The lighting again Is simplistic but it doesn’t need to anything else – the farmyard is such eye candy I do feel that it could look even better with a touch of ambient coloured light, ambient light would have helped reduce the completely black :( areas in the Maze area for example. Architecture: 7/10 This was the aspect of the map where I was both amazed and sometimes left wanting more. The whole feel and look of the map is generally brilliant, although the architecture goes from “wow that’s very cool” to “hmm that could look better” but then I am a mapper and I know Shroom would have thought the same about any of mine maps, I think that generally mappers go around playing maps and spend too much time looking at the technical aspects rather than having some fun playing – although I DID have a lot of fun playing this. Some highlights were the Barn and the Windmill very cool J and I enjoyed the various technical aspects used to create the fun things in the map, things like func_trains, triggers and teleporters, crushers and jump pads! The map seems to be full of simple shaped brushes that in part are simple, but when they come together they form something that’s more than the sum of its parts. Game play / Level flow: 9/10 Well I don’t think anyone will be taking this map as a serious gunfight and that’s because there are no weapons on the map – The idea of this it to HAVE FUN and fun you will. The level is laid out well with the farmyard being the main area that connects all of the other areas together – for example the stalls can all be found here and each stall leads you the games, although getting back from each area normally requires getting on a chicken which gradually lifts you up like a lift into a teleporter that zaps you back to the main area again, this may be a problem with a lot of players as there may be arguments when it comes to getting on and off the chicken now ya’ll behave you hear! There are plenty of areas perfect for duelling which I am sure will please a lot of you, and there are also lots of things In the map that I probably didn’t mention in this review – but you will find them as you explore this world that is Country Academy (by the way make sure you use the outside toilet)! Music hmm/hmm Ok it was good the first time round The second time round it wasn’t bad The third time round I turned down my music volume! Fun Factor: 20/10 Fun, Fun, Fun :) Well I hope this review gives you guys the right message which I think is basically this: DOWNLOAD THIS NOW because ShroomChicken has provided us with hours of fun! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA Sith-J-Cull (James Culley)




DKS Forest (v1.1) | 9.09 MB

bridges, the dark sky, the rain, the mass amounts of foliage and the music. *sigh* This map is so peaceful. I\'m quite familiar with Wraith\'s work and it surprised me that this was made by him. I\'m used to all of his really, really, really shiny stuff. DKS Forest is a lovely map with many areas for dueling and FFAing. There are pools of water surrounded by rocks and trees and open grassy areas, and rain everywhere. You can\'t exactly jump from each area to the next, so there are portals you can find in some places. I really like the stone textures used on and around the portals. And the grass coming up through the stones is a nice detail. There\'s a waterfall in one area, but you can\'t really get to it. It\'s just there as a nice little effect ... ambience, y\'know? Thankfully, there are some points of interest for duels. An area with statues and a fallen tree, a platform that isn\'t exactly ruins, but kinda is. Does that make sense? I only wish there were more ruins in other places. The grassy fields are nice, but it gets to be a bit too repetitive after a while. Okay, yay for good FPS! With many of Wraith\'s maps, I get horrible FPS, but not on this map! The only error I noticed was something about weather zones. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that it was raining under a rock. The other thing this map needs is more ambient sounds. Like, animals or wind or both or something, y\'know? Even without those added things, this is a great map. No, I take that back. This is a spiffimatic map. New word brought to you by LordWraith himself. Though I\'ve adopted that new word and it is now and forever will be ... my word. And here\'s an exact definition of that word from Wraith: Quote: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spiffimatic = having the qualities of spiffiness, or so spiffy that spiffiness is automatically a trait. ie: SAY! that cheese burger was spiffimatic, or MY GOODNESS that map pwns so much it was spiffimatic! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So yeah, spiffimatic map, Wraith. [/quote] So sometimes mappers aren\'t satisfied with maps that are already great. Or, maybe I had something to do with this second version because of my comments to Wraith. I didn\'t mention it in the review because it didn\'t seem relevant. But I didn\'t feel there were enough points of interest in the map. It\'s a beautiful map, but it didn\'t have enough going on in the first version. Wraith has added some more \"points of interest\" to this map. Nothing was taken away. In fact, it still rains under the rocks. ;) But that\'s okay. It\'s still a spiffimatic map! :D Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




FFA Bespin (Update) | 3.53 MB

Just a port. No changes made, just good old Bespin Streets FFA! And that is not necessarily a bad thing. Obviously, all the familiar areas make a return, such as the landing pad, the streets themselves, and the rectangular building. There\'s not all that much that can be said about this, as it is simply a port. A most welcome port, however. I find the base maps in JKA to be rather boring, and there is only five of them. The base maps in JK2 managed to stay fresh the entire year and a half I played the game. Bravo, Tysplo! ~Lord Griever~ New Textures - Yes(JK2 textures) Bot Support - Yes New Music - No [/quote] The only thing that has changed with this version is the fact the problem with Rift Sanctuary has been rectified. That\'s all there is too it! This has been fixed by [BLU]LCARS> but the map was not originally done by him as he clearly states in the readme. -WadeV1589-




DKS Forest | 8.31 MB

and the music. *sigh* This map is so peaceful. I\'m quite familiar with Wraith\'s work and it surprised me that this was made by him. I\'m used to all of his really, really, really shiny stuff. :P DKS Forest is a lovely map with many areas for dueling and FFAing. There are pools of water surrounded by rocks and trees and open grassy areas, and rain everywhere. You can\'t exactly jump from each area to the next, so there are portals you can find in some places. I really like the stone textures used on and around the portals. And the grass coming up through the stones is a nice detail. :) There\'s a waterfall in one area, but you can\'t really get to it. It\'s just there as a nice little effect ... ambience, y\'know? Thankfully, there are some points of interest for duels. An area with statues and a fallen tree, a platform that isn\'t exactly ruins, but kinda is. Does that make sense? I only wish there were more ruins in other places. The grassy fields are nice, but it gets to be a bit too repetitive after a while. Okay, yay for good FPS! With many of Wraith\'s maps, I get horrible FPS, but not on this map! :D The only error I noticed was something about weather zones. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that it was raining under a rock. The other thing this map needs is more ambient sounds. Like, animals or wind or both or something, y\'know? Even without those added things, this is a great map. No, I take that back. This is a spiffimatic map. New word brought to you by LordWraith himself. Though I\'ve adopted that new word and it is now and forever will be ... my word. And here\'s an exact definition of that word from Wraith: [quote] Spiffimatic = having the qualities of spiffiness, or so spiffy that spiffiness is automatically a trait. ie: SAY! that cheese burger was spiffimatic, or MY GOODNESS that map pwns so much it was spiffimatic![/quote] So yeah, spiffimatic map, Wraith. ;) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




D SKULL airship | 133.18 MB

here goes:[/i] Once again, DLEGION unleashes a massive mortar of a map whose content shakes the FPS and makes you just go \"Wauuuuuggh @_@\" So, 133 MB, and whaddya get? A HUGE, pretty much luxurious cruiser. Quite RPable, although the ship is so incredibly expansive, it might confuse the hell out of you. At this point, I have little to no choice but to pretty much take it deck by deck.. [b]Deck 5 -----------[/b] Alright, so before I begin, each deck has a teleport that can warp the player to Decks 1, 2, 4, and 5. Deck 3 is only accessible from Deck 4, and there\'s no teleport from there. As you journey throughout the ships, expect a lot of NPC bikini gals about, as I guess the corporation that owns this ship likes to employ a lot of women. Deck 5 is essentially the pleasure deck, adorned with a bar, foozball table, hot tub, honeymoon bed, TV, and a holo-deck. The holo-deck takes you to two places: A beach, and and a ruined castle scape in the mountains. These places, I\'ll admit, are pretty neat, but a word of advice to JA+ users: [b]DO NOT GRAPPLE![/b] As soon as you hit \"use\" to disconnect, you\'ll exit the holograph immediately, as the entire room seems to hold one giant usable entity. [b]Deck 4 -----------[/b] Deck 4 is where the players spawn. Unfortunately, there\'s only two spawn points, so expect a bit of heavy spawn resistance if the map is restarted n\' what not. Behind the spawn points is a hatch that will allow you to exit the ship and drop into space(with no consequences.) I\'ll go in depth into this area later. Deck 4 has a bar, a conference table of sorts, several cryo-tubes, an infirmary, barracks, and what appears to be the bridge. I guess this serves as a bit of a multi-purpose deck. I noticed a rather odd entity in the bridge, where the triad of chairs in the front seem to have a set of cubes that expand and contract for some reason. All I can say is ._. ...neat. [b]Deck 3 -----------[/b] This deck, as said before, is reachable only via Deck 4 by stairs, and can be sealed off with the press of a button. This deck has a large swimming pool of sorts, a bar, bedrooms, all sorts of furniture(including a piano,) and two hatches that allow you to drop outside the ship like Deck 4. Not much else to say here, so moving on... [b]Deck 2 -----------[/b] Deck 2 seems to be where it\'s at, as there\'s a lot going on here. We have an Astrometrics(I think that\'s the right term,) room, a set of general machine assembly labs, an armory, mechanical cryo chambers(since they store droids,) engineering, and what appears to be a reactor room. The deeper you go into this area, the lower your FPS is going to drop. I myself sunk to about 22 FPS on my Geforce GTS 250. [b]Deck 1 -----------[/b] Deck 1, thankfully, has only one use: It\'s the hangar. This is where you can acquire one of Manquesa\'s splendid Episode 3 Starfighters and fly on out into space...this is also where you learn that there\'s a HYPER turbolaser that\'ll fire at you(not sure if there\'s a control button for that or not) at mach 5 and inevitably take you down. This place is very spacious, has very healthy FPS, and since it doesn\'t have the \"use\" trap that the holo decks possess, I\'d recommend this deck for any dueling you feel like partaking in. There is a static ship you can enter via the use button, but it\'d not exactly what you\'d call expansive, but I figured I\'d mention it anyway. [b]The Rest of the Map ------------------------[/b] As I\'ve been passing through these decks, I have consistently passed on mentioning that the skybox is pretty much visible here on every deck. Essentially, to answer any questions, it\'s the spacescape in Battle over Coruscant, which doesn\'t make much sense to me, but I guess it works. The flightspace outside the ship is somewhat confined, and the additional downside of the spastic turrets and the MASSIVE FPS drop when you turn your fighter towards the cruiser(went down to 15 for me,) makes it sort of useless to fight out here. Your best best will more than likely to fly downwards, which will take you into a condensed version of [file=\"111283\"]Eurocorp Citadel.[/file] This cityscape has plenty of space for you to fly your ships without fear of getting shot out by the lasers, and have a reasonably peaceful FPS. If you survive/get bored, you can just fly up into the sky to return to the ship. [b]The Map as a Whole ------------------------[/b] I\'ll confess, the first time I set eyes on this map, I really didn\'t like it. Over time, however, as I got more familiar with the map, i\'ve found it\'s not that bad. It\'s certainly an RPable map for those interested in roleplay, though practical applications for other players may be limited, as the ship is quite close quarters. Even as I write this review, I\'m still constantly discovering secrets and interactive objects that I have yet to see. Even more interesting is that he seems to have implemented some sort of \"noclip countermeasure\" throughout the ship, so you can\'t really noclip through it without being bounced around and disoriented. It\'s plain to see Punitore worked his ass off to make this map happen, and suffice to say, it\'s worth a look. Welp, quite the astounding piece of work y\'got there, chief. I can definitely say your work is improving. Hope to see what else you got in store for us. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Alzoc 3 Spaceport V2 | 8 MB

ReviewmobileTM gave me a warning about how great errors and mass hysteria would ensue if I were to unleash it upon JK3Files. I kid you not. It literally said mass hysteria. Buuuttttt after crawling through the ReviewmobileTM for ages, it should now work. Who remembers [file="81814"]Alzoc 3 Spaceport[/file]? A second version graces the site - and don't anyone dare start that mass hysteria I was warned about. [quote]The only major change since v1 is the different skybox. Instead of the base JA skybox, I used the same snowy mountainscape from my Alzoc 3 Capital map. The outdoor lighting is now closer to dusk than daytime, which frankly is more atmospheric than what I had done before. I also removed the useless Swoop bike. [/quote] If you'll compare the screenshots with those of the previous version, you'll easily see what an improvement the outdoor lightning is. Hats off for that one. ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] JA! [b]New Sounds:[/b] Nein [b]New Music:[/b] Nein [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Nein -Caelum




Tatooine Outpost | 35.52 MB

author: [quote]This is a place where travelers going through the desert may stop for a drink, rest or other activities.[/quote] Eloquently said. Now what he didn't mention was how he made his atmosphere very well. I mean he's thought it out very well. From the ambient NPCs in the bar to the textures to the ambient droid parts strewn everywhere. This map works so very well in so many ways that you really can't lose with it. Bah, listen to me gushing. Enough with this, A BRIEF TEXTUAL PREVIEW I SAY! The exterior of the outpost actually looks like similar to the Skywalker homestead in Episode IV, save for some modifications here and there. Almost right from the get go you'll notice there are several control panels that can be activated. These activate a diverse medley of NPCs that you may have the pleasure of combatting. Once you enter inside via the dwelling, the exploration begins. Connected by hallways with machinery, wires, powerlines, and cracked surfaces, one can find the following: - Bar, complete with optional ambient NPCs(activated via panel outside entrance) - Prison Cells - Generator Room - Various machinery room(not sure what to call it XD) - Armory/Locker Room - Bedrooms - "Arena" with side bar. - Storage Chamber(s) All of these areas are so beautifully crafted I feel ashamed for condensing them. Now, onto some of the suggested areas for improvement: - The Music: Now first off, let me say that I have absolutely NO problem with the music, and that I honestly enjoy the fact that the author decided to actually go with crystal clear sound quality from a soundtrack versus using stock Raven sounds. In fact, I used to hate the cantina music, but now that I could hear it in a higher quality, I'm not so irked about it. What I AM irked about is that you chose to make the music a sound object versus actually making the background music. Why is this? Background music can be stopped with soundstop. Looping sounds, however, cannot. This proves to be quite a problem, as the only solution to fixing this would either be to delete the sound files in the pk3, or turn down your sound effects volume. Not a fun choice to make, especially since you have great music here. Now I understand what was being done here, and I can appreciate that from a certain viewpoint, but not everyone likes to listen to the map's music. In a V2, here is what I suggest happen: 1.) make the desert outpost music the primary background music. 2.) make the jukebox usable, and have the bar music toggleable. That way, you won't risk turning away players, not that I really foresee that being a problem. The only other problem I see: - Doors: Some doors lack ambient sound. Others don't open, and some SHOULD open. Well, by some, I mean the big cargo door could have been openable. As for the doors with nothing behind them, I suggest making them usable and have them play the locked sound when used. Either that or could put stuff behind them maybe? in a V2? Maybe? =_,o Other than that, those were the ONLY two improvements I noted, and even those were relatively minor in comparison to how malevolently magnificent this map is. I see a bright future and a lot of use coming out of this map, from many crowds, really. I needn't say anymore. The screenshots and Submit Unto Filefront button should do the rest of my job for me =_,= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Battle of Mygeeto | 34.74 MB

definitely not a bad thing. So if you hadn\'t noticed, this map is a siege map. I know a lot of people will [i]love[/i] that, but naturally there will be others that will say \"Darn, if only it was a free for all map!\" In either case, the map is very well put together and is bound to impress any prequel enthusiast, and the fact that it\'s a siege map only makes it more impressive. I found the detail in the brushwork to be most enticing -- the complex nature of the designs was enough to win me over. The texturing is also very much fitting, as is the overall ambiance which is greatly enhanced by adequate lighting. But the thing that really brings the entire map together is the skybox. The skybox itself is beautiful, and aside from a few obvious mismatches with the bridge lights it looks almost perfect. This map is definitely one of those you should pick up, and I certainly hope that when the author has this map up to the level he wants it that he releases a non-siege version. I\'m sure it would do just as well, if not better, in the downloads department. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




Endor and More | 20.02 MB

a variety of gameplay options that should keep folks busy. The basic idea of this map is that it is split into three sections -- a normal Endor section, an Endor swoop race section, and a beach hangout section which seemingly has nothing to do with any part of Endor [i]I\'ve[/i] ever seen. Although I have to say this map gets an instant 10 for having a copy of Dark Forces 2 in the shelving unit. The general atmosphere of the Endor sections seems a lot brighter than I remember Endor ever being. This is likely 100% or at least in part due to the very bright fog that seems to cover the entire section of the map. If it was a more neutral color it would probably blend a little better. I also think there are not as many trees as their should be, but I do understand the probably reasons behind having fewer trees and I more than respect it, especially since my FPS was not top notch to begin with, much less with 50 additional trees. The intense dynamic glow during certain portions of the map probably didn\'t help with that and nearly tempted me to disable the feature... Toning that down may be a good idea. The swoop section is pretty reminiscent of the swoop chase scene in RotJ, albeit with a [i]lot[/i] less flora so it looks a little bare. Still, I\'m sure it would be plenty of fun to race through. There are several spots in the terrain that are less than smooth -- angular even -- so that may be an area that the authors may want to work on for future maps. Overall a very nice map that, while it has its issues, provides quite a bit in terms of use and gameplay. Download this one to fight. Download this one to role-play. It would work fine for both! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri




BoC Duel Observation Deck | 33.56 MB

Hand, we are taken back to the observation deck, the key scene where Dooku meets his \"fair enough\" end. (Better than Grievous\'s, far as I\'m concerned =_=+) So then, I will start out by saying that the entire scene is ridiculously accurate, of course. I mean seriously accurate. Darth Norman even included Chancellor Palpatine himself in the chair, held by the energy bonds. Oh yes, and recall that part where Obi-wan gets crushed under a chunk of catwalk? Use force push and BEHOLD =_O you too can be crushed like Obi boy. The real party has to be outside, however. The battle outside rages quite well. Laser bolts flying everywhere, Ambient noise to assure it, ships flying around in the background, the wonderful skybox, the little starfighters flying around in the background and of course, a fun little jedi starfighter zooms by the window. Can it get any better? Mebbe ._. I noticed only one real \"bug\" in the map, which really wasn\'t that big of a deal. If you shine your saber over Palpatine in the chair, his skin starts to change color to your saber color O_o. It\'s very odd, and I can\'t quite say personally why it does that, but I just wanted that to be known. Other than that, a marvelous duel map. This definitely will make a fine addition to your projects =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Temple of the Elders | 17.33 MB

Darth NormaN map, after all, and since it was once again made for a mapping contest it is of the highest quality. This map comes backed with everything it should: bot routes, new textures, new shaders, and lots and lots of dynamic glow and environment effects. As a result this map may play a little choppy for some, especially if you have dynamic glow on. My laptop has not chugged on a map as of yet, until this one. I was running at about 10 fps outside with dynamic glow on. With glow off it\'s significantly better, but doesn\'t look as pretty! Which makes me sad, because I like pretty. However players with a decent rig should be fine with this map. The map itself is a temple, of the ancient variety. Overgrown, a little caved in, and somewhat forgotten, this temple provides the perfect atmosphere for an intense duel, or a no holds barred free-for-all. It has full bot routing, for those hectic bot matches everyone loves, and while relatively small compared to many free-for-all maps, it\'s plenty large with no worries of getting lost. The foggy and rainy atmosphere adds to the mood of the map, giving it the perfect setting. The music also enhances the mood. It\'s definitely worth a look, if not an immediate download. A nice break from all the industrial-looking maps! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




FFA Bespin | 3.22 MB

lights on the buildings and platforms are there, and they do glow! This version is especially good because it doesn\'t have the issues that I\'ve seen with other maps. Ah, nostalgia, my old friend, we meet again. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Models: No New Music: No Gametype: FFA, TFFA ~Zach




Ancient Outpost | 29.97 MB

be able to find each other! This map is huge, perfect for large free for all, and it's just beautiful. Mixed with indoor and outdoor areas, both the various corridors and the mile-high rock faces are wonderfully done. The outdoor areas are bright, but not brighter than you would expect given the overcast sky. The meshed walkways connect various buildings, leaving many places to potentially fall to a gruesome death in the lava below, and the rocky skybox perfects the atmosphere. To add to the somewhat industrial feel, large pipes stretch from one building to another, so [i]if[/i] you fall you might be lucky enough to land on one of them. And boy do those pipes look stunning. I've never appreciated plumbing quite so much before. The inside is a mix between an industrial atmosphere and a more medieval one. The walls are mainly stone, lined with crystal-like lights, but some more advanced technology makes an appearance, such as control panels, lighted bridges, and some very neat looking mechanical doors. The lighting hops back and forth between white lights and blue lights, occasionally accompanied by a red glow from some lava. The really neat part about this map is how varied the architecture is from one area -- or even one corridor -- to the next. You'll rarely feel like you've been in the same place twice, but somehow the map still holds a sense of unity of style. Both the lighting and architecture vary enough to keep the map continuously interesting, and there is no lack of details, ranging from arched bridges to warning signs. A good word for this map would be [b]complete[/b]. It is very much complete, with very little lacking or that could be significantly improved upon. Even botrouting has been included, which is a must-have for a map as large as this (I can imagine some great bot matches to be played here!). Definitely a must-have. [b]Bot Support[/b]Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




()Academy | 10.05 MB

one map, and consequently, it doesn't flow very well - each area doesn't merge with the next, almost seeming random at times. There's also the problem with the framerate. Whilst some areas are okay, a great portion of the main fife areas have a framerate that is less than brilliant. This could be solved with a more solid design and linkage between areas, using structural brushes and than areaportalling off each area. The lighting is for the most part, very nice - sometimes it can be a bit vivid, but most things have a source and the lighting is appropriate for the scenario. There are exceptions however - some corridors are far too bright and the outside sections are far far too dark. The patchwork in this map comes in sporadic sections of excellence - the biological-looking room being an example. That room is creepy, I swear, so I didn't like getting locked in there too much. Creepy, but very well-made. The rest of the map also shows better than average design work, with models and brushwork combining to create some nice ambience. There were parts I didn't like though - many of the doors and switches were silent, causing confusion as to whether they had been activated or not, and whilst the author attempted a portal sky, the terrain just looks far too fake - the texture repetition on them really lets it down, despite the nice clouds he's added into it. The music also has its up and down points - the beginning is nice, but then it degenerates into a soulless rhythm. The many clan logos and star wars pictures posted around the place also spoil the setting, pulling you out of the otherwise believable world that ZidZabre has created here. There is also a small bug created by the sky portal in one area, but fortunately this is the only area it appears to be affecting - whereby giant black 'curtains' appear across the corridor. There's a lot more I could say about each and every area of this map, but it would simply take far too long, and if you like the look of it it's best if you simply try it yourself. I enjoyed exploring it, both through beta and this final stage, and whilst I am disappointed the author didn't fix some of the errors I pointed out to him at that time, he should be proud of what he's managed to create here. Except for the fact that he didn't include botroutes. Bad Zidzabre! *slap* ;) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Battle of Geonosis - Siege | 19.97 MB

however the author has converted it to siege :) As far as I can see it is much the same as the FFA version, with the addition of locks on the doors leading to the Siege objective (you didn’t expect to just be able to walk through did you? :P). Also the FPS is much better, and the lighting appears to be slightly different (personally I liked the lighting better before, it was more orangy and kinda fit with the setting better). Also there has been a change of skybox, which I must say looks very good, for a base JKA skybox it fits very well with the Geonosis setting! Let me get to the main point of this map though, sure it’s a siege map, but its special because there is only ONE objective. This is the only siege map that I have ever seen that only has one objective. What this would play like in a siege game I don’t really know, I would imagine that it would be fast paced and frenzied! Seeing as there’s only one objective to capture / defend to win the game. There are a couple of ways into the objective room, so I would imagine it would be great fun (and tough) to try and get in / defend that room! Now onto the rest of the map. Overall this is a very nice map, theres plenty of nice details that really give it that Geonosis arena feeling. From the main arena you must either jump up to the next level or walk through very narrow steep passages, which im sure would be interesting places to try and get through in the middle of a battle. There are a few things that could do with fixing though, one would be that there are a few weird looking shadows around. Now, I believe these may have been caused by the author using phong shader/textures. Remember, if you use a phong shader on a surface that has been clipped in too many places (for instace if there are a lot of cuts going through eachother) then that can sometimes throw up weird looking lighting/shadows in that area. Overall the shadows arent too bad, its just in a few places they look a bit strange. One other thing also to do with the lighting would be the passageways that you must climb to reach the various levels of the arena. The passageways are all very bright inside, which looks a bit strange considering that there are no light sources to make that light :S Also the floor is very dark in contrast to the walls, which may have been caused by the phong texture/shaders the author used. To improve this you could maybe use a texture that isnt attatched to a phong shader for the floor, and also have maybe some kind of light source inside. You could use one of the base JKA models, they look a little like landing strip lights. You can find this model in the misc_model/map_objects/desert folder, the model itself is called landing_light. If you find that this model is a bit big for the passage ways you could just scale it down. To anyone who doesn’t know how to change the sizes of models, all you need to do is select the model and press the N key to get the entity window up. Then in the Key bit, put: modelscale and in the value bit put the number that you want to scale the model up/down by. For instance 2 would make the model twice the size, and 0.5 would make it half the size. :) Overall this map is nicely made, and is a pretty good representation of the Geonosis arena from Episode 2! The single siege objective should certainly make for some interesting games, so if you like the look of it, give it a download! ;) Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: Siege ~Nozyspy~ (Also included are skins of people who appeared at the Arena, including some Clones, Count Dooku and Kit Fisto, made by various authors. It definitely gives the map even more of a Geonosis arena feeling when you play with these skins! ;) )




() Academy V3 | 9.19 MB

this rate he will be brilliant before long ;) As I said, this is his latest and best map so far, it’s a medium sized academy map, which seems to be primarily for the GJO clan, although I only ever noticed ONE reference to anything to do with GJO. For the most part, the map just looked like a general academy map, which you really wouldn’t think was associated with any particular clan. Really this is a map any clan could enjoy. The main hall area is really cool I think, with a nice, but unusual mixture of different textures. The rest of the map is also textured quite nicely :) The architecture is nice, and also quite simple. Probably my favourite room was what seemed to be the council room, I cant think what it reminded me of, but it was brilliant! Oh and don’t forget the banana bar too! (Yes that is a bannana you see in the screenshot ;) ) I think its a good thing to have simple architecture in a clan, or academy map, where there is gonna be a lot of duelling, or FFA’ing n’ stuff, because its easy on the eye - you don’t have to concentrate too much on your surroundings whilst duelling. So you can concentrate more on your opponent. It also keeps the frame rate decent, which is a must especially when you’re duelling! As with all clan maps there are secrets to be discovered here, and they’re pretty cool too, not just your average “secret room” these are interesting secrets ;) As with all maps, there’s always something that can be improved upon. Here I noticed that there was quite a bit of z-fighting in some areas, there were also one or two places where the lighting could be improved, like in the round duel room, with the pool in the middle. Perhaps if there were some torches, or lamps on the 4 pillars, to give some more natural lighting. Also, it could really do with bot support. That’s something all authors should try and put in their maps. There’s an excellent tutorial here: I know it says JK2, but it works fine for JKA too. Perhaps most of all though, it could really do with some weapons and ammo for FFA’ing! :( Not a bad map at all here, I’m sure its something you might like to take a look at if your in a clan ;) Oh, and last of all, the music on the map is sweeeeet! You gotta love that matrix music ;) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




Manaan Beta | 3.56 MB

guessing it is. Not because it\'s a bad map, but it definitely has an amateur touch to it. Every room is quite expansive, too expansive, that is. The hallways are long and wide. Each room does have something in it - the Falcon, a clump of cargo boxes - so the mapper did get the concept of adding obstacles. However, the rooms are just so big, there\'s almost no point in putting anything in them. There are these other rooms that have these interesting fountains in the center, which I like very much. Overall, though, this is not one of my favorite maps. It\'s just a bit too bland for my taste. I found a few technical errors here and there. One thing that should be changed is that you can jump off and into the water at the edge, but there\'s no water and you don\'t die. Anyway, nice attempt here. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Syndicate: Initiation | 24.95 MB

level. It was done really well ... not just the mapping, but the animations and the sequencing and stuff. This is not one of those levels where you just fight a bunch of spawned NPC's. This was quite well thought out. In fact, the whole level is mostly puzzles. I'm horrible at these things. So I did use the walkthrough that was provided (it'll probably be posted by the author later in the comments) and even then I had a bit of trouble with the second puzzle. If you enjoy a good continuing story, a pretty map, challenging puzzles and great production, download this now. I've heard nothing but great things about this mod. And I actually played through the whole level and was quite satisfied with the end. :) Great work guys! ~AmosMagee




Zion | 25.3 MB

pool, Hanger, Space Battle Zone \"with one mean Slayer Class Battle Ship\", Wild West Town, Lake with Jet Ski Race Track, Fluffy\'s pen, multi duel room\'s and more. (quote of readme there). The simple fact is it\'s huge, there are lots of places to go and a lot to do. Visually the map isn\'t always stunning, many areas lack detail, [i]however[/i] the good use of lighting (except the occasional dark spot) and some of the structures are simply stunning. The main area is the large corridor that connects all the areas together, this has been done simply but quite well, pillars to support the roof, a central raised arch and the occasional statue mean it\'s not amazing but it certainly is pleasant and has space to fight in. The rancor fighting area I think is close to perfect in the way it works; you have a viewing area very high up with glass floors and then small elevators to go down to where the rancors are; the room is grass on the floor with decayed walls; it would have been perfect if the floor had been uneven and there were a few broken stones but you can\'t ask for it all! There is a bar in here that has some music you\'ll recognise, felt a bit like a walk down memory lane hearing it. Also the space idea while not brilliantly done is something different, it\'s fun to say the least and makes an interest added bonus to the map. Mix in with all of this the music, especially in the \'Wild West\' and it\'s a great map. As I\'ve said, it\'s not amazing in it\'s detail - in fact it lacks detail in most places but it is a good map for many other reasons, it\'s just very different in how it looks and feels; my second map this week I\'ve been able to say that about. New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes -WadeV1589-




-[ZoU]- Zone of Ultima Fortress | 24.7 MB

But! We all know there are exceptions to that generalization and in my opinion this is one of them. This map is cool! There are so many things to explore and the rooms have their own cool sounds and what not. I particularly liked the underground portion of this map, the sounds and fog and such fit so well in that part. There were however some FPS problems in some areas but this was quickly forgotten about while I was running around looking for the secrets and such. This map has a cool \"music room\" where you can change the music over the entire map. There was a problem with one of the choices for the music, I guess the song was renamed of not packed in the .pk3 or something because it said it couldn\'t find the file. Still quite a good map though! In the readme it says there\'s a spawnable NPC that you can fight by pressing use on a clan logo somewhere, I didn\'t get the chance to try to fight him so I can\'t tell you how to beat him =). All in all quite a cool map! It has tons of new shaders and textures and nifty doodads that you can play with. I hope to see more than clan maps from you El Cuko. Good WOrk! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Gametypes: FFA, CTF, TFFA -SanosuKe




Battlefront Yavin (with ATST) | 7.45 MB

seems that Sith-J-Cull just keeps getting better and better with each map he creates. There are stone walls and pillars all around the whole map. You\'ll find a few high towers with stationary guns up top, swoops in some areas, and AT-ST\'s placed sparsely. The waterfall is just gorgeous, and the ambient sounds are perfect. The stone paths have grass growing up through the cracks, and in some areas, you\'ll see only a dirt path. I adore the terrain in this map. Hills, rocks, tight turns, grass, dirt ... all of it. Also the layout makes the map seem bigger than it is. Well, it\'s big anyway. Once again, we see a bridge over a small stream. I still haven\'t grown weary of that look. The landscape is lush ... everywhere you go there are trees and bushes, but it\'s in Yavin and so you\'ll find some technical touches here and there. There are also a few secret areas that will help you get to another place faster, and without being seen - you see what I mean?? Perfect for CTF! Anyway, in the third area, there\'s this rope bridge that could make for some very interesting duels. :) It hangs high above a raging river and large rocks. When you manage to get across, you\'ll find yourself in a small room with a blue platform. There\'s also a red platform on the other side of the map. Okay, that SO screams CTF. But nowhere I read did it say that this map supports CTF. :( The music included is much more suitable than that other one, James. :) Yay! I think I now have a new favorite map! If only it didn\'t have swoops in it, I\'d so add this to my server. Great job, James! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




KOTOR Flight School | 10.21 MB

to stay grounded. (Like me ... I should stay out of the air ... notice the last screenshot there ... yeah.) Throughout the space nearby are many rocks, or asteroids for your target practice pleasure. ;) Perhaps you just want to swing your saber a bit? No problem - plenty of room for that too. I can\'t tell whether the vehicles included in this map respawn or not, I didn\'t stay alive long enough to find out. LOL Also, I\'m sure there are other elements that I can\'t comment on simply because I tested the map alone, not with others who would be attempting to blow me up. :D What I can say is: this map has HUGE potential. I had fun flying around on my own, shooting at, well, everything ... hehe ... and just testing out the different ships kept me busy for a while. I wonder what this would be like with bot support? Hmmm. As I hinted above, there is no bot support, but that\'s almost a non-issue here. :) This is definitely intended for multiplayer servers, not to play alone. There are new textures and sound effects and music. Okay, a comment on the music here - AAHH! That is all. I didn\'t really comment on the textures and whether I liked the map itself. There was just too much to play with for me to notice the look of the map. LOL Honestly, though, it\'s not something I\'d even come close to calling eye candy, but it\'s not an eye sore either. It doesn\'t need to look good to be fun. :) Overall, this is a great idea. It isn\'t simply a map, it\'s a mod and a map ... sorta. Okay, it\'s a map, but like, so much more. :D Great job and I can\'t wait to see the updates! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music/Sounds: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF, Duel ~AmosMagee




Shroom\'s Deathstar | 7.47 MB

ShroomDuck is easily the best-known mapper in JK2. I\'m sure most everyone has played on ffa_tmbj at least once. Of course, Shroom had released many maps prior to that, such as the Clan WoV map, Hail the Boognish, and many more obscure maps. Well, it has been 11 months since we have seen work from the Duck. But now that JKA has been released, [b]the Duck is back![/b] And Shroom brings his personal vision of what the death star really should have been. Sit back, and enjoy the ride. As soon as you enter the map, you are greeted with a techno mix of Darth Vader\'s music. Somehow, the music fits the traditional Shroom style of... eclectic music. :D The main hangar area looks similar to that of the hangar area found in JK2, except this one has more goodies. For instance, in the middle you will find the Millenium Falcon. Look at the ceiling and you will notice a large tube jutting from the ceiling. It\'s a stormtrooper dispenser! It doesn\'t appear to serve any real purpose, but it is rather hilarious when you drop a stormtrooper over someone\'s head! Perpendicular to this module is a button that allows you to open the bay doors, and do some exploring on the outside. Not too much to see out here, but if you wait, you\'ll see a tie fighter drift past. :P Scattered about the rest of the maps are various control rooms, and down in the depths there is a generator room. Did I mention that this is Shroom\'s first star wars-flavored map for JK? If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought this was a default map that Raven made for JKA. But it isn’t! It is exactly how the Death Star should’ve looked and functioned in JK2. So nice to see the Duck back in action. I can’t wait for future map releases for JKA! Keep ‘em coming, Shroomer. :D ~Lord Griever~ [b]New textures – Yes New Music – Yes Bot Support – Yes[/b]




The Tardis | 6.14 MB

proceeded to drool. For those heretics who, for some reason, don't know Doctor Who, in short, think sci-fi series involving The Doctor and companions travelling through time and space in a telephone box that's bigger on the inside, armed with a high-tech screwdriver. This results in one of the most awesome sci-fi series to date. We have here a recreation of the console room of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space - said telephone box), as used by the 9th and 10th Doctor, usable for duels & power duels. When it comes to accuracy, I like it. While it isn't a perfect recreation, it's very much recognisable. In future versions though, what I'd love to see is... -Darker, more yellow lightning -The return of the power cords dangling inside the TARDIS -A slightly different texture on the pillars perhaps Quality-wise, the map's good. I couldn't find any glitches or errors. ;) Finally, actual gameplay. Unfortunately, for normal duelling, it feels somewhat boxed in (no pun intended...OR WAS THERE?!). I'm not sure if it can be helped though; there just isn't a whole lot of space to duel. Additionally, it would be nice if one could just easily run up the ladders, like a staircase. All in all though, very nice map. Doctor Who fans (and anyone else who likes this too), go get it. Allons-y! :P [b]New Textures[/b]: Yep [b]New Sounds[/b]: Yep [b]New Music[/b]: Nope [b]Bot Routes[/b]: Yep -Caelum




Star Wars Episode III Palpatines Rooftop Version 2 | 17.41 MB

room and started to tear it apart. Nope, not too much new there, though I did notice as I looked the window that the landing pad was no longer a flat square...and I noticed some of the detail remained in the room despite my blastings and fastings. Oh well. Ran into the corridor through silent door'ge, n' found not much there. Went into conference room, saw the lighting still had the spotlight fever going on. It dawned on me, however, as I went through to the glass walkway: Why have two doors if one leads to nothing? Oh well. Moved onto the next room, noticed the fake window was gone. Good deal, good deal. Finally went outside, and saw that the brushes gave a better illusion of there being a building there. Overall I think this version was trying to say: "I'm much more fluid and plausible now," and I'm not one to disagree. However, the door sounds really need to be fixed as well, because even the quietest door makes noise. Other than that, this map has definitely made some strides in improvement. Keep on truckin, and give those other doors a place to go, and you've got yourself a fine little product. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




(>XT | 89.03 MB

out on it's own in many ways - Some good, some bad. All in all, it probably breaks even. Let's start with a brief description. The author says the map is in the middle of a city. While I fail to see the "city" side of things, I do see a secluded campus-like facility. There are two main areas here - the area where you start, which contains the housing areas (dorms?), and the large building which serves as a container for some more interesting activities. At the top is the mapper's office. There are many secrets listed in the map, but due to time constraints, I was unable to find any. The other area is an outdoor arena dotted with trees. As far as looks go, I'd say it's on a basic skill level. Most of the brushes seem to have a single texture on them on all faces - this is not necessary. It is possible to select a single face at a time and choose a different texture for each face. Bugs...well, first off, even though it isn't a bug, most of the map could be areaportaled with no side effects whatsoever - increased framerate is always a good plus to have. Second, there was at least one missing texture and the X-wing model was missing. Other bugs included unclipped stairs, triggered doors without waits on the trigger, unteamed doors and...I think that's about it. Well, there you that you know what you're doing, MutantRuki, let's hone those skills and get some awesome entity work. :) New textures: [b]Yes[/b] New sounds: [b]Yes[/b] New music: [b]Yes (but not ambient)[/b] New models: [b]Yes[/b] ~Dretzel




RPG Carida Academy | 14.9 MB

whatnot. On the landing pad is the much beloved Republic Gunship, but this is no ordinary gunship brush. When walk into the gunship's hatch it teleports you to another landing pad with the same gunship and a very different looking planet. The first is swampy and this is sandy, but each is tied together with the gunship. The use of the gunship to travel back and forth between two parts of the map is a really neat mechanic and makes you feel like you're being dropped off for a mission or were just ferried back to base. The two parts of the map are a military base and a scary warehouse that looks perfect for urban combat. The warehouse has very nice lighting and a really dark atmosphere, but something I noticed was that while the lighting was good, it was still not coming from a source. Try adding some lamps into your next update. The warehouse contains a bunch of old boxes and shelves and the occasional prefab-barrier that looks like it was set up as a defense. It's pretty easy to imagine going in with a squad of soldiers and storming the building. The other half of the map is the military base and it is a pretty nice looking base. It has everything from lobbies to offices to firing ranges. There's even a firing range for normal weapons and then a firing range for long ranged (Sniper rifle) weapons. Every officer's office looks very nice and a few of them even have lobbies outside of them. The barracks might be my favorite part of the map with long rows of bunks with cool cyan lights shining at their heads; there's even a door that leads to a shower room, though there's no toilets anywhere which confuses me. There's also a medbay and several conference rooms as well as a storage room with plenty of weapons to pick up. The base layout was a bit confusing, though, so it would be nice to have maybe some holographic signs or something to point people toward the room they want to go to. The map makes extensive use of Inyri's KotOR models and not only does it add an air of familiarity to the map, but it also makes it just look so much nicer and more varied instead of JK3 boxes. The music on the map is the track "Prologue" from the Republic Commando soundtrack, which I love; "Prologue" is my favorite track from any Star Wars game by far. It fits perfectly with the map as it feels militaristic and has both ups and downs to it.[/quote] This second version is quite an improvement over the previous version in some areas, but a few new things have come to my attention. Let's start with the good things. First off, there are holographic signs in the actual base that tell you what is what, so no more wandering around running through each door one at a time trying to find a specific room. Second off, the map no longer only consists of the base and the warehouse! The base now contains an outer door which will lead you to the main entry way which is confined, sandy area complete with defensive trenches, barricades, and turrets. This then leads to [i]another[/i] giant door which will teleport you to the town that the author has created. This town is what you expect out of a town in Jedi Knight 3; it has a cantina, a medical center, a house, a gun/tool shop, etc. Continue on through the town and you reach a door which teleports you to a stone hollow somewhere, probably in the mountains. It was a bit jarring to turn around and look at where I came from and see [i]a drop off the face of the earth.[/i] My advice, rather than just having an empty hole where you came in, have the teleport in the same place but in the background map in a stone path that winds around out of sight so it looks like you climbed up here or down here or wherever here is. Enter the cave and you'll find a very appropriately lit, dark, gloomy stone cave. With a rancor in it. There are a few atmospheric touches such as a flickering light or some bones on the ground but other than that the cave is largely empty. The warehouse also has some additions which basically include a very linear path to a generator room of some sort. Not much to say about it, though it is interesting to find. The warehouse did have lights this time around, however, rather than just eerie lights popping out of nowhere. A good improvement. Now on to the bad and the suggestions. First off, there were a few brushing (Caulking? I don't know this crazy terminology) errors around the map which were a bit jarring. However, I came to realize something as I ran through this whole area. Yes, it is an Imperial military base and no, it doesn't look bad, but... it doesn't look [i]good[/i] either. While nothing looks bad or hurts the eye, there is nothing special about the graphical presentation of this map either. The architecture, once you get to looking at it, is very blocky. Everything is blocky, from benches to desks, walkways to walls, rooftops to dirt on the ground. Aside from that, the map uses the same selection of gray, blocky, metallic textures everywhere. Even the caves are gray stone. Again, it doesn't look bad but it doesn't look good either; it simply feels like it's there. Try to rough out and round out the edges and throw in some more colors and more detailed, varying textures to make the world look lived in and real. Also, think about doing more with the skyboxes. As of now they are just the sky, nothing more, which seems a bit odd. Wouldn't you see the military base in the distance, or the city in the distance, or [i]something[/i] other than sky? Or outside the cave, wouldn't you see mountains or trees or something? Now that brings me to my next point: the map feels cramped. Everywhere you go you are boxed in whether it's by the walls of a room, giant metal walls around a whole area, or stone walls. Nothing is open, which can feel odd. Open up some areas! Have a couple stone paths going out from the cave area that lead to cliffs or something; make the defensive trench area spread out all around the walls of the base - have an electric fence separate the entryway from the outer walls but make it so you can see out. Take away the claustrophobic feel from every single area in the map! Overall though a worthy endeavor; even if much more was opened to my eyes to be improved this time around, that doesn't mean it's a bad map. In fact this should be pretty fun to roleplay on. ~Laam'inui




Grand Jedi Skills: Inner City Stories | 89.31 MB

out on some play time. If you don't want to play it, the source files are included, so this can help you with your own projects. So, here's my story. I spawned on a rooftop and had a look around. All I saw was a basketball court, a cool-looking water fountain, a fence, a bunch of surrounding buildings, the rest of the building above me, some other objects of interest and...a door. Once that door opened, there was no going back to it. I went down. And I went down. And I went down some more. Finally, I figured I'd just take the elevator. I took one look down the elevator shaft...and I my lower jaw crashed on the surface miles below. That's exaggerating it a lot, but that's certainly what it felt like, seeing it for the first time. By the way, this map is huge. There's a lot to explore here. There's a game room, a cafeteria, a bar, a pool, a shopping strip, a box shredder, a storage room and more...about the only thing I didn't see was bedrooms. Now, since all the spawns are on the rooftop, it takes a while to get to the lobby on the ground floor. But in a sense, that's a good thing because it makes the map [i]much[/i] less don't get spawned in random areas and have to find your way around. On a map this scale, that would be quite irritating. Did I mention the map is huge? Boddo is really good at shaders. From this map alone, I've seen shaders that impress me more than any other. The water shaders are the most impressive ones. The grass/fur shader is also really neat. One of the truly unique shaders is a clock that shows you how long you've been in the map. Neat idea. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell ya, the map is...loaded with stuff to do! Ha, you thought I was going to say huge...well, it's huge, too. And there's also stuff to do everywhere. There are several unlockable areas throughout the building, and if you make it down to the lobby, there's a bunch of unlockables there as well. Good'll need that and force jump 3, and in some cases, you'll also need force heal and a really fast forceregentime. The FPS was good for the most part. A few areas were semi-choppy, specifically in one of the bonus areas. I forget which could have been my video card, though. SCRIPTS! This map has scripts in it! A true rarity, although they're picking up of late. Boddo has added a bunch of scripts that enable the secret areas, and make sure they function correctly. I probably missed a bunch of other scripts, but I was impressed with what I saw in the secrets alone. The best secret is the awesome ice slope. There are four snowboarders you can hop onto and have a fun race to the bottom with your friends...if you can unlock it. There's also a remote control helicopter that will be available if you unlock everything. Now, I didn't have the pleasure of operating it, but I'm sure it's a lot of fun to use. I can only imagine all the mischief I could get into with that thing... >:] There are also several new weapons included. Check the screenshots - they look pretty sweet. I think I like the plunger and the mop. And the, forget picking favorites, I like them all! Now, as always, improvements...I can't be too critical, honestly. Some of the textures were somewhat stretched on the walls, and a few areas were a tad empty. There is also no music, but really, those are petty downsides, and that's the worst I could dig up. Maybe some minor VIS tweaking here and there couldn't hurt, either, but all in all, this is well refined and tested. So, this review covers...probably about half of the map's features. If you like what you see so far, download it and discover the rest for yourself - this one's a beast! Oh, and for a 90 MB map, it loads up [i]very[/i] quickly. I'm impressed. New textures: Yes New sounds: Yes New music: No New models: Yes New scripts: Yes! ~Dretzel




RPG Base attack (No NPC\'s) | 13.27 MB

floating in the rivers of time. One such tale follows the New Republic General lolwookiee in the final assault against the Dark Lord of the Morons, Desann. [[i]snipped[/i]] I\'ve seen many attempts at converting an Assault gametype (in the style of UT2004) across to iD Tech 3 games. [[i]snipped[/i]] By far the most impressive element, for me, was the ship you\'ll probably spawn in. [[i]snipped[/i]] Other high points would be the base layout [[i]snipped[/i]]. The surrounding terrain is up to par [[i]snipped[/i]] . On the technical side, there are a hella lot of NPCs running around, and eventually you\'ll run out of ghoul2 transform space. [[i]snipped[/i]] Still, an interesting take on the mapping scene [[i]snipped[/i]] A version without all the turrets, objectives and NPC spawners for just messing around [[i]snipped[/i]] would be a nice follow-up release. ~ Kouen[/quote] Toshik took his words to heart and removed the npc spawns and powered down the turrets, so you don\'t have to worry about getting blasted to Kingdom Come while minding yer own business. Should the other version, for some reason, be the worse option for ye, then thou might want to cast thine eye upon this one. - Jose




Grand Jedi Skills: *Flaw Stories | 49.53 MB

hadn\'t gotten that from the very high file size. Proportionally I wouldn\'t consider the file size extreme, though, because this map is gigundous. Yes, non-English speakers, I just made up a word. You should see what the spell checker tried to change it to, though... Aaaanyway, if you\'re looking for a map that truly pushes the engine to its limits, check this one out. Now there\'s a big difference between making a map that pushes a game to its limits and making an outstanding map. Not that this map is bad, but it certainly has a lot of room for improvement. My first thought about this map was that maybe the author made it a little too big for his attention span. For instance some of the areas have some really nice brushwork and overall architecture, while others are really very bland, architecturally. This can sometimes even be seen in the span of a single room -- half the room is really wicked-looking, and the other half looks like first-map architecture. My second real bit of grief with this map is the lighting, which seems somewhat sub-par to me. It\'s not bad lighting, it\'s just not very realistic or smooth. Could be a JK2 thing, though. I don\'t play it or get to review maps for it all that often, so I\'m not up on the big differences between JK2 and JK3 mapping. The lighting only really bothered me a couple times in some of the areas where it was really dark, or in some of the areas where light from another room was seeping beneath a seamless wall. Let\'s stop with the negatives though, shall we? This map certainly deserves props for being so huge with so much in it. If you can even find all of the locations, I don\'t imagine it\'s going to bore you very quickly. There\'s plenty to look at and plenty to find, and none of the rooms seem remotely similar to each which, in this case, is a good thing, as it keeps everything fresh and interesting. I wouldn\'t recommend this map for any type of series combat gameplay, though. You\'d get so lost you\'d never find an opponent! But with all I can say about it, the screenshots I took should speak more for the map\'s ingenuity and innovation. There was simply too much there for me to remember too many details! And just for the record, I don\'t claim to have found every area, if that tells you anything about the sheer acreage of this map. Overall a very nice map. Definitely a download recommendation for JK2 map enthusiasts, if you can spare the bandwidth![/quote]There are some changes to this Jedi Academy version, although most of it seemed to either be content changes or small almost unnoticible changes. The lighting does seem a little better, though. Still a map well worth picking up! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes [b]Game Mods[/b]: ffa, tffa, ctf ~Inyri




Bodycount Map Pack | 6.59 MB

to move through the air a lot. Okay, the FFA map in this mod is reminiscent of a Q3 map I once played on, mainly because it has lots of little jumps. But that’s about it. It’s a dark map, and you can see the jump pads clearly. You just walk/run onto one and kapow! Off you go to the other side of the map. I did fall through the gaps in the metal plating a couple of times, but that’s just another nice little hazard. I do kind of wish this map was a little bigger, or that it had some more lights on it, but it’s fine. The second map is a CTF map, and it seems to be smaller, which saddens me. There isn’t much space in between the two flags, and there aren’t that many weapons. This map could certainly be a lot bigger, although if you were running an Instagib mod it could be fun. New Models: No New Textures: No Bot Support: Yes New Music: Yes Gametypes: FFA, CTF ~Zach




Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Duel Pack | 22.75 MB

Sorry bout that, Data. :p )[/i] So, what do we have here? Awesomeness. On all four counts - technical, aesthetic, gameplay, and accuracy. Not meaning to sound like a drooling fanboy, but I was literally stunned at how much of the originals I could recognise in here. I even had to set up my N64 and do a comparison, just to be sure my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. Four maps are included here - Temple of Time, Zelda's Garden, Chamber of Sages, and The Sacred Realm. For each of them, I had no issues whatsoever. Almost no glitches, perfect lag-free gameplay, and a noticable lack of retinal injury. All four maps stand out enough to look more like Zelda than Jedi Academy, but they don't stand out so much as to contrast with the game. I'll start with Temple of Time. Firstly, the texturing job looks very professional, and is incredibly accurate to the game, down to the very last pixel (although some artistic liberties have been taken for things the game doesn't actually show ;) ). The Master Sword's room at the back is, literally, the perfect representation. Even the little stones have been added in, looking just like they should, right down to the texture and shader used. Zelda's Garden is just as it was in the game. This was where I encountered a glitch or two - in the side rooms, they pass off into the void. This doesn't happen in the throne room though, which I'm sure any roleplayers or movie makers will be glad to hear, if they ever intend on a Zelda RP or movie. The water shader is surprisingly pretty, and has a good degree of cartoonyness to it (I make words up a lot - so sue me :) ), although it's not exactly like the OoT shader. That can be attributed to the engine, though. The Sacred Realm, while not seen in it's exact form, is as close to any rendition I've ever seen. I had a bit of a gripe, namely the Triforce - it clashes with the flare used. Personally I would have added a dynamic glow instead, but at least this way, anyone can see the glow. Other than that, not much else to comment on - it's a fairly simple map. Finally, the Chamber of Sages. All I can say, is "neat". Take a look, and see for yourselves. This room did have more glitches, though - the water shaders are visible through each other, and if you use noclip, you can see up through the central column and clearly see where the medallions and Triforce are caulked. Not really anything that can be done about that, though, aside from putting a stone column in the center of the water - and that is not how it was in OoT. Frankly, these maps are beyond constructive criticism. It's clearly visible that they've been tested, retested, tested, retested, and tested some more until the authors were happy that they'd perfected them. I can pin glitches and slight flaws on, but I severely doubt those were fixable due to Q3's limitations. It makes me a happy panda to see that authors have gone over their work repeatedly, making sure everything is fixed, and pushing the quality of their work to the limits, and for that, Jeffrey and Gaara deserve some kudos - and that's before observing the quality of their work. I can't wait to see how the Hyrule Castle FFA map turns out, and no doubt there'll be more to come. Just keep your hands off the Fire Temple and Water Temple - those are [i]my[/i] bishies! ;) This pack is an absolute must for any Ocarina of Time fan, any Zelda fan in general, and a definite item of interest for anyone who likes quality duel maps. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Support:[/b] [b]Custom Textures:[/b] [b]Custom Models:[/b] [b]Custom Music:[/b] [b]Gametypes:[/b] Duel Powerduel [b]Other Files of Interest:[/b] [file=63486]Link (4.0)[/file]




Sssid - Jedi Temple on Coruscant v1 | 10.27 MB

would have to be MASSIVE and that could cause problems making and compiling the map. But Several Sided Sid has succeeded in creating just a map! And the way he has got around potential problems is ingenious! ;) Many of you will probably remember that in Episode 3 where Anakin storms into the Jedi Temple with his army of clones that it is night-time. Well that’s the way that Sssid has cleverly got around the potential difficulties with this map…its night-time! Since it’s night-time most of the map is very dark (except for the entrance area that you play in). Because of this the author has been able to get away with simply not constructing half of the map. If it had been daytime you would have had to make the entire exterior for it to look realistic. But since its night-time in this map, Sssid has only recreated the entrance area in detail, and some parts around it. After that it just fades into darkness, with a few lights on the wall to give the idea that the front of the temple actually carries on into the distance. That’s the thing that I really love about this map, if feels like the entire exterior of the Jedi Temple is there, but really it’s only the main entrance area! A very ingenious solution to some very difficult problems with mapping such a building! The actual entrance area isn’t an absolutely EXACT replica of the one from the films. There are four rows of massive pillar type things at the front (which in this map look fantastic!). In the film, these had giant carvings on them (which look like legendary ancient Jedi or something). In this map however there have been added instead pictures of four famous Jedi from the films; Yoda, Anakin, Mace Windu and Obi Wan. It has been made to look like the characters have been carved out of the stone pillars, which I think looks really cool. :) This map is REALLY big, so there’s plenty of area for dueling or FFA’ing which is good! There are a few things that bugged me a bit here though. One small one would be the sky. Although the ‘fading into darkness’ thing is a really clever way to avoid potential problems with this map, it does look kinda weird that the sky doesn’t have any stars. :S But I suppose that would give away where the edges of the map were. The main thing though was the texturing of the Temple exterior above the four rows of massive pillars. Most of the exterior is textured in a kind of light coloured smooth stone texture, which looks really good. But above the pillars there’s a big red coloured stripe and some heavily patterned stone tile textures, which look out of place with the rest of the texturing. :/ But besides that another superb map here from Sssid! Don’t forget to see if you can find the famous can of Coca Cola that Sssid has dropped somewhere in this map! He must go through a lot of cans! :P Another thing to note is that this map is part of a much bigger project by a team of mappers to create the Jedi Temple inside and out. I shall definitely look forward to seeing more work from that project! :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




NeoTokyo | 17.91 MB

Szico has managed to pull this great map together very quickly, I wish I could map that quick…I’m very slow :P Having never played the game that this map is based of, I can’t really comment on its accuracy, what I can say though is that it looks, and feels brilliant to play! The textures are all very high quality, and are well used, there weren’t any that repeated too much, or looked out of place. One texture I especially liked was the road texture, putting a shiny env map on it was very clever, seeing as its raining in the map, it looks like the road is wet, very clever ;) As for the construction of the map, just like Szico’s previous maps its very high quality, and there were no bugs that I could see The architecture was very good, lots of nice little details scattered around. It really looks like somewhere you might find in a Tokyo type city. Some of the nice little details that I like were the signs scattered around which really added to the feel of the map, and also the little splashes the raindrops made when they hit the ground. A very nice touch that also added a lot to the feel and ambience of the map. The music also fitted very well, and along with the rain and other effects, it added a great ambience to the map. One other thing that really added to the map was the skybox. It’s usually pretty much hidden by all the buildings in the map, but if you look from certain angles (or you could just take a look at the skybox textures inside the .pk3) you can see all the lit up buildings on the skybox! I thought that was really cool ;) One area I especially liked was the arcade of shops that you could walk through, ok, perhaps the window displays are a bit bare (every other shop seems to sell weapons! ) but they still look cool :) Another area that I really liked was the sewers, I had great fun trying to find my way though there (maybe add some killer rats next time Szico…hehe). Yet another thing that I liked, was the tram that periodically flies over one of the streets, I think that looked great, it’s just a shame you cant get in it! I really think this is a great map from Szico, probably my personal favourite actually. As for bugs or anything else wrong with the map, I really couldn’t see any, so well done to the author there! The only think I can really think of to do to this map, would be to maybe make it a bit bigger, or make it so that you could go inside some of the buildings. All in all another well made map from Szico here, if you are a fan of Time Splitters, have been waiting eagerly for this map, or just like the look of it, why not give it a download! ;) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel, CTF ***NOTE*** This is the JKA version of the map, if you want the JK2 version, please go here:;57374 Please also note that the .zip includes the source files! So you can take a look around the .map to find out just how Szico made this! ~Nozyspy~




ffa_corellia | 23.19 MB

error. This is Corellia. It's a very metropolitan take on Corellia, featuring many of the high-flying aspects of Coruscant. It's basically three skyscrapers jutting out of the sky of Corellia, each holding their own secrets to discover. I use the word "secrets" lightly, so don't take it literally. There were so many areas to explore, but I'll narrow it down to a few. First I'll start with the outside. Basically the outside is what it sounds like - the area outside of the towers. It features landing platforms, bridges between the towers (lest you fall to an unpleasant death), as well as various signs and displays. Quite possibly the coolest thing about these maps is that very little of the detail is static. Things blink and rotate, adding quite heavily to the metropolitan feel of the map. It is very reminiscent of Coruscant from Episode II. Inside the towers is plenty to explore. For instance I managed to find several vehicles (so to speak). Inside one of the towers was some kind of small ground vehicle, though unusable, and outside the towers were a cloakshape fighter and what looked like a T-16 skyhopper. That part was cool, because you can actually go [i]inside[/i] of it from within one of the towers. Finding your way around these towers is no easy task, though. Just when I thought I'd seen everything, I'd find out that the elevators went [i]down[/i] too! This is one of those maps that just seems ideal for an RP server. It's huge, has plenty of areas, as well as many things to "claim" as your own, including rooms, cantinas, and even what seemed like a black market stash of weapons, hidden behind some breakable glass. The one thing I found kind of distracting was that the atmosphere in certain areas seemed a little "misty", foggy even, though perhaps it's just my eyes. Still, ane excellent map, and certainly worth a download from anyone who considers themselves a map connoisseur. New Textures: Yes New Models: Yes New Music: No Bot Support: Yes ~Inyri




Duel Carbon JA | 2.7 MB

really isn’t ported from JK2, Darth Norman has built it from scratch! This is a really superb recreation of the original JK2 map. All the little details are here, like the steam coming up off the pipes, and even the pipes on the ceiling. However, there have been a few improvements. There are 2 switches in this map, one switches the white lights on and off (perfect if you want the map to have a more heavy atmosphere…just turn the lights off!) and one switch that raises and lowers the carbonite block in the chamber. That is probably not much use while your in a duel, but its still adds a nice touch to the map! :) There’s not really much else I can say about this map as it is only a small duel map. There weren’t any bugs that I could see, so all in all another very nice professional quality map from Darth Norman here! If you liked the JK2 version of the map, then I’m sure you will love this! ;) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Mos Espa Outskirts v2 FIXED | 21.46 MB

Sssid says he has now fixed this problem. So if you were having that problem before, you can now play this map problem free! :) Apart from that nothing else has changed here. However Sssid tells me that he hopes to update the map in the future, so I shall look forward to that! ~Nozyspy~ Here’s the review from the original v2 release. [quote]Well, here we have Several Sided Sid’s (you cant beat that name ;) ) latest version of Mos Espa Outskirts. And I can safely say, that if you loved the first version, you will love this. Now, there’s not really any DRASTIC changes, but there’s been quite a bit of polishing done. The falcon has been given a good going over, and looks much nicer inside now than it did in the previous version. There’s also been some new, more nicer textures used, some of which were supplied by Sssid’s friend SathiroN. There have also been a few more tweaks, not all of which are visible to the player, but increase the overall build quality of the map. Watch out for the new location of the famous can of coke, Sssid’s dropped it somewhere again ;) (see screenshot below for a clue) I’m very impressed also, at the overall quality of the map, when maps get to this gigantic size, its easy to miss bugs, and places that may not be built as well as they should. But the overall build quality of this map is very impressive, despite the fact that it’s massive. That brings me to the sheer size of this place. If you never saw v1, (for some reason v1 was never posted here :S) then you have to download this, even if its only to explore. This map is massive, and has loads of areas, from residential areas, to underground passageways, then to docking bays, there’s just so much to see here. This map is great for RPG’ers or anyone who loves Tatooine themed maps, or even anyone who just likes to explore. By the way, watch out for SathiroN’s ship in the SathiroN docking bay, that’s one fine ship! However, as with all maps, there’s always something that can be worked on. However, like I said, the overall build quality here is excellent, so there’s not that many things that I would think of improving. Its mainly just superficial details like textures that look a bit misplaced (there’s an archway into one of the buildings somewhere, I cant remember where, but the combination of textures on the arch, and the surrounding walls didn’t really mix well :/), and things like some stairways lacking clip brushes over them (so when you walk up, its smooth, you don’t bounce from step to step). Also in some places, the lighting from the sky looked a bit flat, and strong. However, its hardly noticeable, for the most part, the lighting from the sky looks fine :) Anyway, as I said, the build quality on this map is excellent. And the size and variety of this map will appeal to anyone from explorers, to RPG’ers. Well done here Sssid! This is definitely worth a download! ;) Bot Support: Yes (on a map of this size, that’s incredible!) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA [/quote]




Siege Endor Mappack | 47.77 MB

maps, its just a shame they are Siege only and not FFA’s too. First of all, the Ewok Village Map; Let me start off with the size. I wouldn’t say this map is too big or too small, infact, I find it…just right really. There’s plenty of space to have a good battle here, whether it’s in the treetops or on the ground. That brings me onto the ground. There’s some excellent terrain here! I don’t know what you used to do it (it seems too good for easygen) but it looks great! Just like a forest floor. There’s plenty of stuff on the ground to explore, all the ditches and trenches, and even hollow logs that you can walk through. Now lets move up into the trees. This map really does recreate the Ewok village feel brilliantly! I absolutely love the texture used for the wooden floor, the idea of using a flat texture with see-through bits around the edges of the wooden planks is very clever. It sort of makes it look 3D without it having to be made out of many parts, which would lower the framerate. The same method of using 2d textures is used again with the trees around the edge of the map. Just a flat see-through texture, but with trees on it. Put a couple of layers of that together and hey presto, it looks like a proper forest! Another great thing is the skybox, which works really well to give the map that forest feel. Unfortunately this map is only for Siege, that’s a shame because I think it would have made a brilliant FFA map too. There has been some clever things done with the Siege gametype though. When you come to choose which team you will be on, there is an actual proper map at the side, displaying the objectives, which is really cool. That makes it feel much more professional. Another thing that is quite nifty is the blue and red rings of light that look sorta like the command posts out of Starwars Battlefront. These are apparently the objectives, and there’s a clever way of capturing them…you need to hold down the use key on the objective, until it changes to your teams colour, which I think is a really cool idea ;) Also another great feature is that as you complete one map, depending on who wins, the game automatically loads up the next map in the series! There are some things that could be improved upon, but like it says in the readme this map is still in Beta Testing. One would be that on both the trees around the edge of the map, and on all the objectives, just at the top of each one, there is a small line, where it looks like the texture used is about to start repeating. So the texture could do with stretching just a little to get rid of that line. Also the big trees to which the structures are attached could do with some foliage adding to them, but the author tells me that he’s working on that, so that’s cool :) All in all though an excellent, and professional looking siege map here, good job m8! Right, next up is the Battle of Endor map. Really this map is very similar in looks to the Endor Village map, except this one is in the daytime. This is also the map that leads into the Shield Generator Complex. As with the Ewok Village map there are plenty of big trees, and some Ewok huts scattered around them. This is probably the largest map in the pack, if my senses are correct. There are a few cool features in this map which include: Log traps (remember all the log traps the Ewoks used in the final battle, like the two logs that swing together to crush the ATST’s head? Well they’re here ;)) There is a catapult too, which if you fire it when an ATST is just in the right position, if will fling a boulder at the ATST that will destroy it. Once again the terrain and lighting look excellent. Probably the main thing that could be improved upon here is the fog. The fog looks kinda weird, because you can see the skybox clearly through it, but all the trees and ground are fogged up. So when you look straight ahead, the fogged up trees really stand out against the crystal clear skybox, and so the trees kinda look like big bluish blobs :/ All I could suggest to try to fix this would be to enlarge the skybox a lot, and then make sure you have a really big fog brush that extends well beyond the playable borders of the map. I seem to remember this worked for me on one of my maps once. I dunno whether it was a fluke though :S To be honest though this map might look better without the fog. Also this map doesn’t have a level shot either. But besides that, another good map here! Now, onto the Endor Shield Generator Map; This map is much much smaller, but still looks brilliant. Once again the 2D tree textures are put to good use to give depth to the map. The terrain is once again excellent and the big pine trees here also look really cool, the dappled shade they create is very nice ;) There are a lot more buildings in this map than there were in the other two, and these are all the Imperial type ones. This would make a great place for a battle weaving your way in and out of the buildings, and pipes. Inside is also great, and very detailed. Probably my favourite part inside was what I presume is the generator room. You know, it’s the one where near the end of Return of the Jedi, when Han and the gang break into the bunker, they get ambushed by some Imperials, and Han chucks something at one of the Imperials and he goes flying over the railing into this big room, with all these pylons that have electricity sparking around them….well that part has been very well recreated here! There’s even a nifty little viewscreen thingy in the facilities control centre that allows you to see what is happening at one of the objectives in another room! And who can forget that insanely large dish outside that projects the shields up to the second Death Star…well that’s here too and its massive!. Things that could be improved upon here: not much really! Probably just the problem with the Objective, and Tree textures around the edge of the map that need stretching slightly again. Although this map also needs a level shot, because it hasn’t got one at the moment. You can also play all the maps with bots (but they don’t seem to work too well on the Battle of Endor map) with the siege gametype, this is what the readme says: [quote] If you are playing by yourself, you\'ll need to open the \"consol\" window and type /addbot nameofbot eg: /addbot rebel [/quote] Also although they are siege maps only from the main menu, there is a sneaky way that you can play them in FFA. Simply start up an FFA map as normal, then, once you get in type /devmap mp/siege_endor_village, /devmap mp/siege_endor_shieldgen or /devmap mp/siege_endor_bunker in the console. Then just spawn bots as normal from the menu :) They actually work pretty well! Unfortunately though the bots don’t work on the Battle of Endor map :/ Great maps here m8, I cant wait to see what other maps you make ;) Battle of Endor: Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes (There’s this guy who actually speaks when you capture an objective, hehe cool!) New Music: No Game Types: Siege Ewok Village: Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes (The guy who did the speaking in the last map is back again!) New Music: No Game Types: Siege Shield Generator: Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No (There didn’t appear to be any sounds on this one :( ) New Music: No Game Types: Siege ~Nozyspy~ Ohhh and by the way, don’t forget to check out the cool player models included in the .zip!




20th Century Fox | 3.99 MB

:) Okay, so the map is reasonably accurate to the actual logo, however there's a few thing's I'd like to see set straight. Firstly, the lights need to be swinging, as they do in the logo opening - and incidentally you need an actual [b]source[/b] for the lights too - i can see the mechanism for them but there's no actual 'bulb' section in them. Secondly.... you need a specular shader! The 20th century fox emblem is GOLD... not yellow ;) Make it shine! I realise the intro sound in the actual movie is too short for a map, but it would've been nice to hear it somewhere in the map.. but never mind. We actually get the main theme from star wars, which, fits reasonably well. The author has also tried to implement a custom water shader... which doesn't quite work well, but it's better than the default water shaders :D Oh, and there's some small misalignment problems on the lettering, but you won't notice it :) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




Nirenne Station: High Orbit | 5.63 MB

facility, with many modules constructed for widely varying needs. This map covers an upper level of habitation modules and connector hubs as well as a lower level with a small maintenance facility and manipulator arm.\" I was quite happy to see a map by Wedge, and \"Nirenne Station\" seems to be a great new addition to his already extensive collection of maps. This high orbit station has been created for the Map-Review geometry contest which has it\'s own set of specific rules. Basically, they were limited to 10 textures, and had to create their map within a fairly small area. Architecture was a strong point in this map: wherever I looked, I could see detail. Wedge has gone to the extent of mapping out each individual key on the keyboards and the \"On/off\" switch on the moniters. Architecture on the whole was good, and relied little on textures. You could see the small indents in walls where detail has been added, all the small panels and more. The only small problem was that the sides of the moniters and keyboards had been clipped badly, meaning that you could actually walk through the side of them. Another issue that changed the gameplay fun was that the shafts where you\'re thrown upwards... didn\'t work. Sometimes they\'d throw you up as expected but on occasion, you would become stuck underneath them. Overall however, it was amazing. The lighting isn\'t particularly impressive, but it does the trick. Everything is brightly lit, like you\'d expect a space station to be. You can see where you\'re going, even in the shadows underneath the panels at the bottom. Everything seems to be lit from somewhere - whether it\'s just reflected light or from some pale blue/green lights. Although the use of textures has been restricted, wedge uses the few textures he has well. Together with architecture, the varied tones seem to work well together. In simplier terms, it looks good. The atmosphere seems to be fairly good in this map, the bright lit corridors and simple textures give a real sense of a squeaky clean place. It really does look as if it\'s been left without use for a long time. Though as I was playing, I felt a bit like there was something missing in the map. After a while, I just guessed it was the lack of colour variation but something didn\'t seem quite up to Wedge\'s usual standards. Another nice feature I found interesting, which hadn\'t be used often, was the change of gravity levels. You seem to float a lot more in this level, as if gravity has a weaker pull on you - and sure enough, this IS a high orbit station platform so it\'s expected. It\'s refresing to see small details like this placed in maps. I played this map in duel, with a friend. We found it fairly easy to find each other, although the malfunctioning connection shafts did give a bit of trouble at times. There was room to duel and the lower gravity gave a nice twist unexpectingly during combat at times. In general though, we found it to be great for duelling. As usual with Wedge\'s maps, gameplay seemed to be a focus, although the connection points really did give a bit of bother. Using guns to fight was equally as fun, and the weapon placement was fantastic. In final, Wedge\'s latest work seems to be amongst some of his finer pieces, and definately worth keeping. He (as usual) provides great gameplay and combines it with a good theme. My verdict: 8.5/10 - Oxyonagon




Jedi Pyramid 2 | 26.36 MB

with the city area. The actual city area I am torn. Aspects of the buildings look very well done such as some of the texturing and the general layout. There are a couple entrances to other areas out there, afew being a small auditorium, a bar of sorts that looks really nice, and an elevator. Now, once you take the elevator to the top, it takes you to an office type room (see pics below). My complaint I guess would be the general lack of detail in the city, along with the abrupt edges of the city that just stop.\" - From first version\'s review. The rest of the review will be different due to the changes the author has made. Now, the general layout of this map remains the same. Upon entering the pyramid, you find yourself in a lobby area once again meeting c3po. From here, there are three different directions you can take. One leads to areas of specialized rooms I think each designed for specific people. Another direction will take you to a form of jedi quarters divided into blue and green sides. The final direction leads you to a hangar type room connected to a medical lab. The difference\'s in the two maps, v1 and v2, rest in the areas of both texturing and lighting. While the outside remains unchanged as far as I can tell, the inside of the pyramid has been slightly altered in spots. Some of the rooms in v1 where very bright in reference to colors while in this version, things have been toned down. The quarter\'s hallways, the council room, and the yellow hallway are prime examples of the changes. The council room is probably the most noticeable and is a great improvment in my opinion. The same things I noted in v1 remain though as far as negatives. Some z-fighting still can be seen and in some areas there is a general lack of detail. And, there are still some missing textures(example-c3po room in the corners). Having said this, I liked v1 and I prefer the changes that have been made in v2, Nice improvments. ~LK~




Abandoned City of Antalya | 3.21 MB

the attempt to recreate this, and it shows. It has the same ole freaky feeling that the single player map had. While it does truely resemble the single player map, you will notice differences here and there. Some things have been added while other things have been left out. The texturing was done very well giving it the same feel with few areas of mistakes. The FPS overall is not bad, but there are a few spots where some people may have some issues. There is one area where an entrance way is a water texture which then teleports you not to far... not quite sure about the reasoning for that. Again, while this also may be a re-release, those of ya who enjoy CTF maps would find this a good one. Check it out! -Bot support: yes ~LK~




!SoS! Underground | 9.64 MB

say it always fits the feel of the map, but it still looks pretty amazing (albeit impractical in some cases ;) ) I say impractical, because although the architecture is great, I do wonder why some of it is there - for example, in the red corridor (see second screenshot) why is there railings going up the wall? Strange. However that\'s not really a negative point at all, just a bit of an observement. The lighting in this map seems very Doom3 inspired, as does the rocky with lava theme. Of course this is all in line with a Sith-themed building, for the SOS clan. (Shadows of the Sith) Ah, I hear you cry, \"It\'s a nasty old clan map.\" No so - there is one little section with a picture of the clan and a \'coming soon\' picture which spoils that room, but aside from that you really wouldn\'t realise this is a clan map, and besides it\'s so well made I would have advised you to try it even if it had been plastered with clan logos. The ambient sounds, while used very well with the lava splash effects, seem just a little wrong for the sound of laval, and where the giant rumbling coems from is anyones guess, but the ambient music is fantastic for the style and setting of the map and both visuals and auditory effects come together really well. The map comes with full bot support, so no qualms here, and there\'s some very nice movers in this map as well - I liked the room with the giant cog - great work with the sounds here, and there\'s a nice feature on some of the duel rooms whereby this sign outside the room ligths up when people are inside dueling. This is a little buggy, as sometimes when people go in/out in twos and stuff the light somehow switches around (i.e its on when people aren\'t dueling and off when they are) However, this was mostly a very rare occurence. I advise you to take a look at this map, although as much as I am impressed by the map, it isn\'t my kind of atmosphere, it\'s too dark and \'indoors\' (lol :) ) but that\'s not to say it is in any way a bad map :D New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




Twilight on Tatooine | 30.6 MB

run across a gem like this. Granted, this map should\'ve been posted LONG ago, but I\'m kinda glad I just now came across it. It\'s been a while since I\'ve reviewed a truly FUN map. When I first took a look at the map, I wasn\'t all that impressed. I mean, it doesn\'t have a mind-blowing theme, or fabulous graphics. But then I walked around a bit, threw my saber at a few things and ... OMGSOMETHINGBLEWUP! That\'s when it got fun. ;) This is definitely a map that would be best with guns. I\'ve got to hand it to the author - he really placed weapons, shields and health quite well. Just as you get fried by some lightning that you suspect will be there, but aren\'t quite sure ... you find a health pack. You jump to a large rock across the way and you know you\'re going to suffer some fall damage, but there\'s some health right there waiting for you - along with a gun and some ammo. :D I had a lot of fun with this map and that\'s just with trying to kill bots with the various booby traps here and there. This would be great on a guns server. Very nice job. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Coruscant Part I - Padme\'s Home | 13.88 MB

James certainly did the city justice. The traffic, the color, the buildings - it\'s all perfect. Perfection comes with a cost though - FPS is a bit low. :/ My first reaction to the gameplay in this map is that there isn\'t enough to really make an FFA satisfying, but I\'ve changed my mind on that. I\'m trying to remember that this is only a small part of a larger map. Also, I think the moving pods could make for some interesting duels. :D The jail surprised me. And how I got in there was unexpected as well, until I started thinking about ... well, you\'ll see. The most impressive thing about this map has to be the models and textures and how it all comes together so well. I absolutely love some of the chairs included in this map. And the lighting is very pretty too. Though you should really see it in-game before judging this map. :) Amazing job, James. I can\'t wait to see the completed map. :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Anchorhead Slums (v2.0) | 2.23 MB

wanted just that ... a really big Tatooine map. My screenshots are a bit darker than what the map really is. There are so many areas to explore here. The most frustrating thing about this map though, is that very few of the doors open. But you have to try them all, because you never know which ones will open. This is a very curvy map. I really like it because the curves of some of the walls and paths really break up the monotony of the same textures all over this map. My favorite place in the map is the bar. Hmm. I say that a bit too often, don\'t I? The bar is almost always my favorite place. LOL Anyway ... I love the lighting and the tables in here. The layout is interesting too. And I just love the look of the actual bar. There are some very cute posters on the wall here and there. This seems to be a perfect map for RPing. There are weapons here and there, but they\'re sparse. Which is a good thing, I think. I saw a few instances of z-fighting here and there, but they were minor. Overall, it\'s a decent map, but it would be best for a large FFA. Cause, yeah, this map is huge. [/quote] Nothing seems to have really changed. If you want to see the screenshots of the map, go here: I didn\'t really take any screenshots of this second version because, well ... nothing seems to have really changed. CTF works. So I tried that out. Oh, I also am including a screenshot of where I spawned when I switched to the red team. Yikes. That should probably be fixed. (I couldn\'t move. :/) Anyway, so yeah ... this is the second version. I\'m trying to think of what else to say ... but ... um ... I have more reviews to do. So ... download this map and stuff, k? Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, CTF ~AmosMagee




Corellian Platform Encounter | 1.54 MB

When you enter the map, you\'ll find yourself somewhere in Corellia, caught in the middle of a storm. It could be day or night, I\'m unsure since the landing platform and the surrounding area is shrouded by dark fog. Rain pours and thunder claps as you explore the map. There are two levels, three if you want to count the water (hehe), and the layout of this map lends itself quite well to migrating duels. I imagine this would be especially challenging in a Powerduel. As much as I love the atmosphere of this map, I do have a few complaints. I really don\'t think the music choice was a good one. There should\'ve been something softer and more moody added. The music chosen is a bit overwhelming along with the thunder you hear in the background. In my opinion, the music should\'ve been more understated and even eerie. Also, I found that in one area on the landing pad, you just slip right through! I\'m not sure if that was intentional or not, but it certainly makes for a frustrating duel on that pad if you keep falling into the water. In any case, this was the author\'s first JA map. Amazing job for a first map (though he has made at least one map for JK2 that I can think of). Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




Boba Fett\'s Hideout | 9.02 MB

pad. It\'s a good start for a great map. When you walk through that very cool door there, you find yourself in a lovely ... well, almost a courtyard. There\'s a small creek running through and a beautiful bridge that takes you across to a small circular clearing with only one tree in the center. Then there\'s a building with very few hallways. Inside you\'ll see a Carbon-Freeze-Chamber-esque room and then outside again is a perfect area for dueling. Up on top of that platform that I\'m not quite sure what it is. But it looks great. :) I suppose I\'m an easy person to please. I always love James\' maps. But believe it or not, I have a few complaints! *gasp* First of all, what ship is that there, anyway? And where is Slave 1? There is a JK2 model of that. Why wasn\'t that used instead? Also, if this is a \"hideout\", why would there be jetpacks laying around everywhere? Why not create an armory for the jetpacks and weapons? Well, I know the answer to that ... gameplay would then suck. :) And finally, the FPS. Mine was fine, but on slower/older systems, it\'s going to be quite choppy for you in some areas. As always, it\'s a beautiful map, James. Though I\'m not sure I\'d want to play a guns FFA on it - it seems quite suitable for saber only FFA\'s, actually. Plenty of areas for dueling. Great job! :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Dark Streets FINAL | 21.29 MB

aesthetics, and succeeds at really bringing this map to life. The custom textures are great and a lot of fun! Most texture problems from Version 1 have been addressed here, and the map really comes together in feel and graphical flow. Perhaps where this map falters somewhat is at a raw gameplay level. There isn’t much height variation in the main fighting areas. Most areas are relatively flat compared to each other. This is of course due to the ‘street’ nature of this city based map but it certainly would be nice to see some variation there. On the other end of the coin, Darkforces Streets does feature some great weapon placement and some ‘omg this looks so cool let’s duel here’ areas. As a solid first effort for a multi-player map, this is a must-download. P.S. (note to mappers): Stop using those purple crystals in your maps! I mean really… what’s the point?[/quote] Hmmm. Where do I begin? Y'know, I think I'll start with the music of all things. I am so rarely impressed by the choice of music for maps, and the five minute mp3 included for this map works fairly well. I also just really like the music. :D It has a very dark, like, detective feel to it. I was tempted to hide in the shadows cast on the brick walls surrounding the map and sneak around the perimeter, humming along with the mysterious music. In fact, the music alone made me long for a good detective-like map. Y'know, like, a 40's noir kinda thing - complete with a detective's office high up in a building, with rain pouring down, a desk littered with cigarette butts, an old phone and an empty bottle of whiskey. A bare lightbulb burning overhead and a dented file cabinet in the corner. Okay, you get my point. :) Fortunately, this map lived up to my expectations when I first heard the music and spawned in a dark street with several empty wooden boxes around me, although I guess 15 frames per second isn't a great way to start off. My FPS did improve in other areas of the map, but not in the areas that I would've wanted to duel. Szico included several speeders and a short street raceway that was really a satisfying jaunt. I suppose the most impressive room was the bedroom, though everything seems a bit oversized (Easy for fighting though). The same can be said for the bar and barstools in the McDonald's down the street, and the picnic tables outside. It seemed that everywhere I turned, there was a scrolling neon sign with clan tags and names. The bar in the Pizza Express was way too high and the chairs and tables are only there for decoration - you can't really sit in a chair. The clan room, for lack of a better term, was nice. I did like the lockdown feature - but I was most grateful for turning off that darn alarm thing. Rawr. I am glad that Szico didn't make an office for each member of the clan - that is a pet peeve of mine. :) The best place, in my opinion, for a good duel is the area below the clan room. So I guess this is one of those maps that you just kinda hang out on. I can't imagine a good FFA on this map simply because of the FPS I got on it (although it is probably due to my Graphics card.) Szico claims this is the final version of this map and he added quite a bit to this version, including new textures, better bot support and more secret areas. So for those of you who are a fan of the previous versions, you should download this final map. And for those of you who haven't seen this map before, it is worth a look. Pretty darn impressive for a first map. I can't wait to see what Szico designs next! :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, CTF, JKR ~AmosMagee~




Christmas in WhoVille | 19.79 MB

to the bottom it has the review :). Narrator: Once upon a time there was a small town called WhoVille, with small people and large. It was a cold night and all was fair until a green fellow came out of there. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Amy, when is Christmas Amy: It will be in exactly 20 days. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Oh boy I can\'t wait! Narrator: Shroomy Lou Hoo was always excited about Christmas because he always knew a new map would come out. As Shroomy Lou Hoo finished saying wait! His father walked into the door. HempKnight: Hello Shroomy, Hello Amy. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Hi Daddy! Amy: Hi Dad! HempKnight: Where is mom? Amy: She went Christmas shopping. HempKnight: Very good it\'s always good to get a head start on gift-wrapping. Narrator: In WhoVille they had a few things to worry about... The one thing they worried about was the Big Bad Green Grinch. He was a mean one, and a green one. He was 5\'6 and had a plan to steal Christmas. *Ring!!!!!!!* Shroomy Lou Hoo: CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! Narrator: Shroomy Lou Hoo was so excited that Christmas had come. He ran to his sister Amy and then ran to his Father and yelled and screamed that Christmas was hear, but it was 2:00 AM, but that didn\'t stop him from going to the Christmas Tree. He ran to the Christmas tree to see the big tree there. It was covered in ornaments and candy canes. Shroomy Lou Hoo\'s mother was outside putting up the final decoration lights for the WhoVille \"Who Can Light Up WhoVille!” Their next-door neighbor had always won the competition, but this year was different. Meanwhile The Grinch was working in his cave with his dog Plague. Grinch: Hmmm, *Rubs hands together* What can I do to ruin those WhoVille people\'s Christmas Plague? Plague: Woof Woof! Grinch: I will write up a plan that will destroy Christmas forever! Narrator: The Grinch worked on his plan all morning until 10:00 AM. He worked and worked thinking of all kinds of ways to make a plan. Once he finished it turned out to be a map of WhoVille. Grinch: This will work perfectly! Narrator: The Grinch then went lower into his cave to go see if he could find something to wear to go to the party that he was invited to. Little did the WhoVille people, The Grinch was going to light the party on fire! The Grinch found clothes to wear and went down to WhoVille to go to the party. Meanwhile in WhoVille Shroomy Lou Hoo was wondering what The Grinch\'s cave was like. He decided to leave when his parents and sister went to the party. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Bye Mom, Bye Dad, Bye Amy! Have Fun! Mom, Hemp, and Amy: Have fun! Narrator: Shroomy Lou Hoo got ready to leave his home in search of the cave. He went up the hill and as he was going up the hill he saw another part of WhoVille that he never went to before. It was beautiful, it had snow falling and many houses there were animals he had never seen before called a TaunTaun. There were about 8 of them in a small pen for you to go play with. Next to them was this huge ride that lifts you in the air and you can see all of the land. Shroomy Lou Hoo was so amazed he went and made little snowmen around the place and he then saw the giant ramp and slide. He yelled AWESOME! And ran to the slide, he slid down and was launched in the air then magically put right back where the ramp began. Then he went on the slide it was green with a clear top so you can watch everyone go weeee! That one teleported him too right back where the slide was once the ride ended. Shroomy Lou Hoo then saw a giant door and decided to see what was on the other side. Something strange about this part of WhoVille was it was isolated from all the other parts of WhoVille it was separated by beautiful snowy mountains. Shroomy Lou Hoo passed the large doors to see the houses. Almost all the houses were locked except for one, he walked into the door and noticed a fireplace and two comfy chairs that did not like they came out of a Dr.Suess world. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Oh what a beautiful place, but where are all the people? Narrator: There were no people there because the Grinch had scared them away a long time ago and no one ever dared to go back up there, and Shroomy Lou Hoo then figured out what the Grinch would do to the other WhoVille. So Shroomy Lou Hoo ran out of Whoville and went up the mountain farther and farther until he reached The Grinch\'s cave. He went inside and looked around the cave and he saw the Grinch\'s dog, Plague, he began snarling at Shroomy Lou Hoo and Shroomy Lou Hoo began talking to the dog. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Good little doggy. Plague: Grrr! Woof! Woof! Shroomy Lou Hoo: Here is a piece of meat straight from my pants. Plague: :) Narrator: Plague ran up to Shroomy Lou Hoo and wham! Shroomy Lou Hoo smacked Plague over the head with his shoe. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Sorry little guy. Narrator: Shroomy Lou Hoo then had a time of bad gas and just kept letting some gas out poisoning the walls of the caves so when the Grinch came back he would be poisoned hopefully. Shroomy Lou Hoo ran around the cave until he came upon a paper rolled up. Shroomy Lou Hoo: I found it! Lets see what it says. :O He is going to light the giant Christmas tree in Whoville on fire!!!! What can I do!!! Narrator: Shroomy Lou Hoo thought and thought and he finally came up with a plan he went and whistled and 2 giant Kiebler Elves came to help. Kiebler Elf 1: Ho, Ho there little guy what do you need? Shroomy Lou Hoo: The Grinch is going to Steal Christmas! Kiebler Elf 2: You mean that Canadian Grinch? Kiebler Elf 1: No you idiot he’s talking about the green one that Dr.Suess made duh. Shroomy Lou Hoo: *Sigh* never rely on Kiebler Elves to do the job they are shipped from Indonesia. Narrator: Shroomy Lou Hoo had to run down the hill to WhoVille. Once he got to the bottom he was covered in snow and he ran straight to the party. Once he got to the party he broke out into a song. Shroomy Lou Hoo: You\'re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You\'re as cuddly as a cactus, You\'re as charming as an eel. Mr. Grinch. You\'re a bad banana With a greasy black peel. You\'re a monster, Mr. Grinch. Your heart\'s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders, You\'ve got garlic in your soul. Mr. Grinch. I wouldn\'t touch you, with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole. You\'re a vile one, Mr. Grinch. You have termites in your smile. You have all the tender sweetness Of a seasick crocodile. Mr. Grinch. Given the choice between the two of you I\'d take the seasick crocodile. You\'re a foul one, Mr. Grinch. You\'re a nasty, wasty skunk. Your heart is full of unwashed socks Your soul is full of gunk. Mr. Grinch. The three words that best describe you, are, and I quote: \"Stink. Stank. Stunk.\" You\'re a rotter, Mr. Grinch. You\'re the king of sinful sots. Your heart\'s a dead tomato splot With moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch. Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable, Mangled up in tangled up knots. You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch. With a nauseous super-naus. You\'re a crooked jerky jockey And you drive a crooked horse. Mr. Grinch. You\'re a three Decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich With arsenic sauce. Grinch: How Dare you! Everyone behold this is a match! I am about to light this Christmas Tree on fire and no one can stop me! Narrator: It seemed to be the end of Christmas for the Who’s, but it wasn’t. Shroomy Lou Hoo: You will never be able to the tree is plastic moron. Grinch: Impossible! I planned it all out! Shroomy Lou Hoo: Exactly I went into your cave and got the plans and I see this little map you had of the old Whoville. *Gasps in the crowd* Mayor ColdCanadian: What are you talking about Shroomy Lou Hoo? Shroomy Lou Hoo: There is another WhoVille full of fun and games and a few houses. Mayor ColdCanadian: So, what did The Grinch do to the old WhoVille? Shroomy Lou Hoo: No need to call him the Grinch anymore I also found his Birth Certificate. His real name is James Volbi. Mayor ColdCanadian: Wait, James Volbi where have I heard that name before… that’s right! You’re from Whoville! You were born on Christmas Eve and never liked Christmas as a child and still you don’t! Volbi: You people are too smart, too bad the Christmas tree has melted as you idiots were talking. Mayor ColdCanadian: That’s fine Christmas will always be in our hearts and in Whoville. Also Shroomy Lou Hoo please tell us about this wonderful place called old Whoville. Narrator: When Mayor ColdCanadian said “Christmas will always be in our hearts and Whoville” Volbi’s smile became so bright everyone says those words opened his heart and made him realize that Christmas is not about gift giving, but being with family. Shroomy Lou Hoo: Well, it is a great looking place. It was made by Onobi Foondu and he did a really good job. It has this thing called bot support so you can add bots! Then when you go its playing awesome Christmas music I was swinging back and forth. There was this giant free fall looking ride and I kept going up and down on it. There was one house that I was able to go into and there was a fireplace and two couches, but they didn’t look like Whoville furniture they were too blocky. There were little Frosty the Snowmen around the place and Candy Canes that were crossed. There is a giant slide that you can stand and run through and then when you reach the end your about to fall on the ice and it teleports you straight back onto the platform where the slide started from! Then there is this giant ramp that if you go down it, it launches you into the sky and you teleport back up when you hit a certain level. There is a smaller ramp for the little people too. There were these strange creatures called a TaunTaun and I rode them down the slides and it was fun! Then there was even a welcome sign! There were even new textures that were made for the map it was so cool! I really want to go live there so maybe we can all migrate over there! Then we can have FFAs! It’s even surrounded by mountains with a nice sky and beautiful lighting. Last, but not least there was even a Ski lift! So you could go and check Whoville out, it was really really really cool. I really liked old WhoVille it was awesome, I think I shall call it the Whoville! Narrator: Well, Christmas did stay in their heart and all the love of Christmas filled the air and it fixed the Christmas tree and almost all of people in WhoVille moved to the new WhoVille including Volbi. Volbi lived with Shroomy Lou Hoo and Volbi’s dog Plague lived with them also. They all lived happily ever after and Shroomy Lou Hoo got his first light saber for Christmas. Volbi got the best thing ever Canadian bacon. Amy got an “I like em big” gun for the whole family to use and that night they all saw Santa flying to Canada in his newest sled The Canada 2000. Happy Holidays everyone! The End Hope you All Enjoyed the Story. -XgamerX New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes New Music: Yes! Game Types: FFA





almost everything about it. I haven\'t played it in a while, but I remember having some FPS issues here and there, but overall, a great map. So, from the same guys who helped create that map, comes a new Stargate map: SG4Real. Upon first entering the map I\'m greeted by a large body of water and the beautiful tall blue columns you see in the first screenshot there. Inside are torch-lit walls and in the center a tall round ceiling. A lovely fountain sits in the middle with, what I believe are sphinxes around the edge. There are bactas everywhere, by the way. Not sure I get that, but yeah. Turn to the right and you\'ll find yourself stuck in a maze. Okay, I was stuck in there because I\'m horrible at mazes. :D So when I came back, I walked down the middle corridor, took a quick screenshot of the murals there. Lovely, dontcha think? So then ... in this next room, I see some circles on the floor and ceiling ... and a button on the wall. Naturally, I had to touch it. And then the ceiling opened up, dropped these rings over me and suddenly I was in this black marble room. :| And then, I find that the black marble goes on and on and on in various hallways. And then I come to this ... (please see screenshot) huge hangar thing. I go in through the door and it\'s like, okay, good place to duel and stuff. Then I go back to the hallway and just look out the window there, then notice the button. YAY! A button! Of course, I press it. It locks the door on the side that I just came through and opens the big doors way out there. Okay, very cool. Eventually, I get tired of wandering the halls and so instead of finding my way back, I kill myself. The next screenshot there should look familiar to those who know Stargate, and especially if you remember the old map. Now, I haven\'t played the old map in quite a while, but if memory serves right, it didn\'t look this good. The detail in this area is really incredible. I know it\'s just offices and stuff, but it looks great. And, y\'know, I had fun just going through the gate thingy because the actual transition is so cool. And the final screenshot there is where you end up ... which is the black marble area. So, do I even need to tell you that I love this map? I didn\'t get to try out CTF on this map, that should be interesting. The map doesn\'t have bot support, but this isn\'t really one of those maps that you play with bots. It\'s more of an exploration kinda map. And to experience everything this map has to offer, you can\'t do it alone - or with bots. So get it on your server and play there. :D Oh, the music ... can\'t forget to mention that. It, of course, suits the map very well. I don\'t usually listen to the music in a map, unless it really contributes to the ambiance of a map - this one certainly does just that. Great work guys ... I can\'t wait to see more from you! :D Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~AmosMagee




Renaissance Yavin IV Academy

renaissance_academy.rar | 70.24 MB

can see why! smile You've had a Sith academy today, so it seems only fair to have a Jedi one aswell. This in particular, feels like a combination of a Jedi academy, a prison complex, and a hotel, all nicely rolled into one. There is quite a lot to do here, if you like pushing door panels and such! stick out tongue One thing I like most about this, is the great level of interconnectivity in this map, without any major strain on the map itself. Sure, it's a beta, but I didn't notice any major problems on my exploration of it. I'm especially intrigued by the restricted access door. That tells me, that something very interesting lies beyond it, but we won't know until the next version. *Intense curiousity mode: activated* Gametypes: FFA, Team FFA, Duel, Power Duel Multiple versions: Yes. Day and night mode New Models: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No NPC Support: Yes Bot Support: No -SuperSmeg[/quote] -SuperSmeg




Kyleball3 | 24.8 MB

now that I have chocolate, back to the reviewmobile. As I was saying, do you ever get that feeling of 'Damn, why didn't I think of that'? That's exactly the feeling this map gave me. Prepare your vuvuzelas (preferably somewhere away from me. Far away), for we have here a soccer/football map that allows you to swing Kyle through a pitch, into a goal, whilst listening to music that makes it sound like you're saving the universe with it. ;) Now, it has to be said, I hate football and anything related to it with a burning passion (such as Youtube's new 'blow vuvuzela noise out of your speakers' button), but I digress. This map is pretty neat. [quote]Soccer for Jka - kyleball. Let's keep it nice and short: Basically this is like playing soccer with a kyle. With the correct server settings Kyle moves when you hit him with your saber. [/quote] Genius concept, and a fully functional map to go along with it. The readme contains a set of rules, suggestions, server settings, and so on. Seeing as the folks at T3 graciously played a game or two with me (end result: 5-0 for T3), I can honestly say it's easier than it looks. Finally, we even have an admittedly slightly seizurific promotion video. All in all, as said, genius concept and fun to play. Give it a shot or I'll have you to Aperture Science. [b]New Textures:[/b] Aye [b]New Sounds:[/b] Aye [b]New Music:[/b] Aye -Caelum




Several Sided Sid's Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner v2 | 6.58 MB

Tantive IV map! Since there are not many changes, let me quote the previous review: [quote]Here we have a new map from Several Sided Sid that I�m sure you will all love! This is the Rebel Blockade Runner, or Tantive IV, as it appears in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Due to this map being a movie location not only is this map going to be popular, but it also must have been very difficult to make! The thing about maps made after movie locations is that unlike an ordinary map, where you create what you see in your head, a movie map has to look like the place it is meant to represent. Not only that but you must also get the scale of things correct to achieve that. For instance, you need to make sure that the things in your map, like the height of the ceilings, the size of the doorways and such is to a similar scale as what is portrayed in the film. It wouldn�t look right if the doorways in the map were twice as big as they looked in the movie would they? I am glad to say that Sssid has done a brilliant job of getting the scale and proportions in this map just right, not only that but the custom textures look superb too and make this feel like a really authentic portrayal of the Tantive IV! Now as for the size of it; it�s probably a medium to large sized map, but with all the winding corridors it makes it seem much bigger! Luckily in the conference room though (the one where Bail, Yoda and Obi are at the end of Episode 3) there is a map on the wall, which should give you a good idea of the layout. I hear Sssid�s been working on this map for a long time, well he has certainly produced a great map! Like I said before, he has got the proportions just right, the corridors and rooms really look like those out of the movies. One very clever thing I liked was that the white doors appear to have been made out of a base JKA texture from the Desert (Tatooine type textures) folder. There is plenty to explore in this map, and I would imagine with all these corridors that it would make a great guns FFA map. The spaces in this map are a little bit small for dueling though I would say. You could still have a duel in here, but you wouldn�t be able to jump much! All in all I think this is a very impressive representation of the Tantive IV. Its all here, from that famous corridor where the Stormtroopers break in, in the original Star Wars film, to the conference room featured near the end of Episode 3. The use of curves, and the way the textures have been used looks great, so well done there mate! big grin There are one or two things that could be improved upon perhaps though. The biggest bit would be the Star Destroyer outside of the Bridge windows. Its rotated at a bit of an odd angle, which skews some of the textures on it so that they look out of place in parts. I must admit it does look good at that angle � it looks like its coming right at you! � but maybe a bit of a simpler angle would be good so that it doesn�t skew the textures too much. Also in the more grubby engineering type areas (such as where Princess Leia puts the hologram in R2D2) the base JKA textures used there look a bit out of place (I think there�s a Bespin door texture in there somewhere :S). However, the way they are used still looks good smile One other thing would be that on some of the textures inside the ship, there is a small grey control panel type texture that has been placed ontop of the white wall texture. This small grey control panel looks very pixelated and thus stands out against the very nice, clean, crisp white walls. This is only a very very small thing, but I�m a perfectionist! wink Apart from that a brilliant professional quality map here! Nice work mate! ***NOTE*** By the way, apparently Sssid has dropped another can of Coke somewhere in this map (surely there must be bins somewhere on the Tantive IV! stick out tongue ). See if you can find it! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~[/quote] So what's new? Well, apparently very little. Coke Can locations have changed, some more walls explode, and there were a couple of texture touch-ups, according to the readme. Small updates, sure, but effective ones. If you liked the first version, or if you've never played on the first one, I highly suggest giving this a download! Game Types: FFA, TFFA New textures: Yes New sounds: No New music: No New models: No




Star Wars Episode III Palpatine's Rooftop | 17.16 MB

curtain basically drops, and no one feels compelled to compete with that author's work...until today. Attempting to stand out from [file="42800"]SJC's Palpatine Complex[/file] map, the author JamyzGenius has attempted to turn SJC's materials against him and compiling his OWN version of the office complex where the fated corruption of everyone's favorite wooden crybaby took place. So, what makes it stand out? Hmm...well, we have: [b]- An assload of destructibles:[/b] I love destructible environments. It gives me an excuse to throw grenades enough to level a building. However, I was disappointed to find out that it only applied to the office control room, office, and the hallway connecting. Afterwards, there were no destructibles. [b]- An expanded section beyond the original areas:[/b] Yep, the author decided to branch out past the office, creating a series of corridors that connect to a huge pillar laden reception area that empties out into a small landing bay, where the Raven's Claw and a Lambda Shuttle doth sit. ...and really, that's about it. Were it not for those, one would think the author was attempting to emulate SJC. Not that one could be easily fooled, however, as there were quite a bit of errors and nitpicks that I could point out: [b]- Destructible Visual Issues:[/b] There were several projector bulbs in the office area that were destructible entirely, but most of them presented a hole in detail where you could see into the brush, revealing the one-sidedness of the brush. A bit sloppy, but it made a neat foxhole! :D I think there may have been a bit of overload on the destructibles. Half of the control room can be blown to bits, but I cannot bring myself to find this to a good thing. It may have been smarter to create some sort of "destroyed" version of the brush underneath some of these destructibles, ESPECIALLY in the control room, to account for all the battle damage, because all this seems to accomplish is blasting away the details. Additionally, I noticed you could see holes in the ruined chairs that also proved onesided, since you could see the floor below. [b]- Door sounds:[/b] There were a total of three doors in this map, and only one had sound. This I cannot abide by. Either have all or none. What you have now just proves a lax work ethic. [b]- Skybox window looks unreal:[/b]There is a window in the corridor nearest the pillared room where the skybox texture was just plastered behind the segmented window(another bad move.) This just didn't look good at all, nor did it make spatial sense, since right next door was the pillared room! [b]- Map transparency issues:[/b] I noticed that not only could you see the flat square that is the landing bay from the control room, you could see the fractured brushwork of the control room from the landing bay. This didn't even require a scout's eye to see, so I'd suggest patching that up or addressing that somehow. Overall, this is a very rough product. It's better than some of the author's past works, but it's still very unpolished. The lighting in this map is very splotchy, with light entities sprinkled about with little plausible sourcing. The cons seem to outweigh the pros, and with all that being said, I definitely must say that there's a lot left to be desired, but there is yet hope... New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Trade Federation Battleship | 26.54 MB

one and only Plasma! I remember a long time ago when The Phantom Menace was still pretty new, that I got the Episode 1 game. The first level you played on, was of course, the Trade Federation battleship. I still vividly remember playing through those levels, so that will serve me well when checking the accuracy of this map! So, without further ado, lets begin… The first bit that I wanted to mention and that also caught my attention quickly was the bridge. Unfortunately in the Episode 1 game, you couldn’t get into the bridge, which always frustrated me. Finally though, with this map I can wander in and out of the bridge area as I please, which brings a smile to my face as I remember the hours of frustration all those years ago, trying to figure out if there was a cheat, or a way in to the bridge in that old game. You will notice if you look outside the window that straight ahead is Naboo, as well as an awful lot of Trade Federation battleships. I think the skybox here looks fantastic! :D Two other big features are the hangars, one of which is filled with Droid Starfighter’s ready to deploy. The other seems to be more like a storage hangar, there are crates and tanks stacked around and also some Droid Tanks and a Droid Transport at one end. Whilst some of the doors do not open (indicated by the red light) many do open and the map is interconnected with passageways, which make this a good medium sized FFA map. Alas the room where the Trade Federation lays out some refreshing drinks for Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, and then promptly tries to pump them full of poisoned gas isn’t included, which is a bit of a shame. That is one of the improvements I feel could be made for the next time around, adding that room into the map. Apart from that, the map is a good size and well built. I do feel some of the textures could do with some more detail on them though, as they look a little too flat and clean. Perhaps some scuff marks, or giving the textures some more detail and texture would be cool. Other than that though, this is an excellent map, which I enjoyed playing on. Its been a while since I have seen some good sized movie map reproductions, so I am pleased to have been able to review this! If you guys like the look of this map, or fancy adding a new movie map to your collection, then give this a download! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~ [b]***EDIT*** Much to my shame, I actually missed a couple of areas in this map when I write the above review! I stand corrected, the conference room area where the Trade Federation attempt to poison Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan IS in here, complete with little clouds of poisoned gas! Added to that there is also a Droideka storage room that was featured as part of the Trade Federation Battleship level for The Phantom menace PC game. I do apologise for missing these areas! To get to them you just have to go through the doors on the opposite side of the Droid Starfighter hangar. Alas I completely missed this part! :( [/b]




Naboo Town | 13.64 MB

map as a whole would be: bare. "Averus you're crazy! There's plenty of detail lying around this map! Go to hell!" Wish granted, but this doesn't change the fact that there's still some key details missing here. First off, let's figure out what the hell I'm talking about by going over what IS in the map. The main setting of the map is primarily in some quarter of a naboo town of sorts, mimicking the Italian-inspired architecture rather decently, on the outside, with a few buildings here and there, some archways decorating the street, and a nice river flowing through the town with a grate to block off the exit. There are some streetlights along this river, some interior areas around the map, along with a set of huge banners on large structure with "Greedo




Battlefront Bespin Platforms | 29.34 MB

just so happens to be one of my favourites! So I am glad to see that someone has brought it to JKA. I didn’t actually play the previous version of this map. I saw it, and was going to download it, but something must have interrupted me and I completely forgot, so I was rather pleased to see this in the JKFiles waiting list! :D [b]Let’s start of with the pro’s first of all.[/b] As the author explains in his readme, the amount of space to fly around in has been increased, which means more room for dogfights! The skybox also has a new texture, a re-coloured version of the original Bespin skybox, which I actually think looks rather good (although the original Bespin skybox was actually more accurate colour wise if I remember). He also says there are more ships to use and that the maps geometry has been improved over the last version. One of the most important parts is that there is actually two maps in here! One for the Clone Wars era, and another for the Galactic Civil War era, which I thought was a very nice touch! There is also new music, which goes well with the map, although the music in the Clone Wars era map didn’t sound very good quality. Overall, from what I can remember of the actual Battlefront map, the layout of this map is very accurate, and instantly reminded me of the Battlefront version, so well done there mate! [b]Now, let’s move onto the con’s.[/b] Although the layout of the map is good, the geometry and structures in the map could still do with quite a bit of work. For example the roof of the central platform doesn’t appear to be a proper conical shape, some of its sides are oddly cut and don’t line up properly. I think in examples like this, patches are the best things to use. If you are not a mapper, you probably wont have a clue what patches are, so basically think if it like a mesh rather than the normal solid blocks which you have to cut bits off of. Patches are slightly more advanced though, so I would advise reading up on any tutorials you can find first. The texturing could also do with some more variation, although I am pleased to see that the author has tried using custom textures! :) Also worth considering, is using a sun entity to light the map in a realistic fashion. A tutorial for that can be found [url=]here[/url]. All in all a well laid out map here, accurate to the layout of the original battlefront map, although I do believe it could do with more improvements overall. If you decide to do a v4 of this map I will be eagerly waiting here to download it! :) If you guy’s like the look of this map, then give it a download! [b]Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA[/b] ~Nozyspy~ [b]***NOTE*** If you get an error when loading the map because of the amount of vehicles in it (i think the error is something like ".veh extentions too large" or something) then you shold try the JA+Mod 2.3.[/b]




Lost Temple | 22.3 MB

has been well-crafted, both technically and creatively for the most part. Rather than going through every area, I\'m just going to hit the technical aspects. Architecturally speaking, it\'s magnificent. The courtyard reminds me faintly of a roman villa. Tastefully accented with vaulted roof, arches, fountains and a missing texture. Ouch, indeed =_o the roof texture seems to be apparently missing, as it\'s in fact a JK2 yavin texture, I believe. Unfortunately, what else is there to say? It needs replacin. Some other noteworthy texture bugs: - Stools in the delightful waterfall pit seem to lack texture - Statues in the waterwheel pit lacked texture. I also noticed that there were tufts of grass in the stone bunkers in the stone pyramid area. Otherwise, nothing I can note at this moment. The entirety of the place was also tastefully textured, using a nice range of base textures, but also branching out to use a couple custom ones. The map objects that dot the map make it even more interesting. One particular area is the large concave courtyard with the strange fountains and miscellany. Very exotic feel to it. The most interesting part for me personally, however, are the two secrets. To this point, I do not know how to activate them. They\'re not what you call gimmes =_=. The areas are concealed individually by a stone seal or a stone folding stairset, which, might I add, was excellently done, up to the switch that activates it from the inside =_,= Overall, a definitely good map to check out. My appraisal denoted that it also could possibly have a light RP potential, if used imaginatively. I would advise, no, I COMMAND you to engage in bandwidth submission. Failure to submit will result in being caned by 20 senior citizen barbarians. Fear =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Phantom | 34.89 MB

feature pertaining to the Duel of the Fates, including the eponymous composition that drives me nuts now. Suffice to say, this mp3 could have used a little polishing, as it sounds like it was recorded almost. Very mediocre quality. The map itself, however, is superb. The hangar consists of the typical hangar, fitted with the N-1\'s we all recognize so well. The two rear doors open, revealing...WINDOWS WITH SCENERY OUTSIDE. Yes, there were actual buildings outside! Buildings I could use to commit arson! Buildings that...well, you couldn\'t reach, but they were alright to look at anyway. I will say I didn\'t like the grass, as it had a fake feel to it, but I won\'t go farther. Moving on, we traverse briefly down the halls to find a health and armor dispenser. Rather interesting =_=. Next, we can exit our divine hallway, and return to the hangar. First off, behold, as the large doors release their dead bolts =_,= and open forth. My attention was drawn actually to the right corridor. Adorned with marvelous pillars, marble flooring, and delightful windows revealing more scenery, the T-bone crossing of this particular corridor is a marvel to see. Next, going across from this corridor, is the typical Theed reactor area. I guess a separating factor here is that there are fewer catwalks, and that there\'s a set of them WAAAY down below. Follow the long path to the PIT OF FATE =_O It\'s worth noting here that the laser barriers were excellently scripted and equipped with much better sounds than previous version. The pit looks...pitty. Looks all good to me there. Overall, this map is very solid. Everything seems to be there that anyone would want. Best of all, the fun doesn\'t stop there. Included is an overscaled version (phantom_o) AND a small bonus map known basically as the \"Hyper\" map. It\'s a semi-UT play style of map, with spheres that you can bounce across the map\'s bounds with and activate a particular devious sphere that invokes my wrath =_,=. Good for rough basic gameplay. Bandwidth is commanded of you, as you will die without this map. Yes, now that it is released, the death timer has begun. Submit bandwidth now, if you want to live =_,= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Antioch | 26.68 MB

brief synopsis of how this map relates to the Christian Crusades in Europe. If you\'re not religious or a history enthusiast don\'t fear, however. From what I\'ve heard this map was heavily inspired by the new hit game [b]Assassin\'s Creed[/b]. See, there\'s something for everyone! I liked this map before I ever saw it, back when Ayala came to me asking to borrow some of my work for use in it which I was happy to allow her to do. You see I like any map which is unique, and typically a middle-eastern flavored map set during a very unhappy time in history is not every mapper\'s first idea for a new map. Especially since a lot of mappers aren\'t [i]familiar[/i] with a lot of history. No no, not your fault. Blame modern education... I love history, though, and so I appreciate the story hidden behind the stone walls of this map. But I know that\'s not really what you care about, so let\'s move on to the details, which are what I think really gives this map its strength. It is a walled city, made of grey stone, and it features a lot of details that would otherwise make a somewhat empty, barren, and bland map a real jewel. Anybody can make buildings, but it\'s the rugs, the merchant stalls, the props, and even the NPCs that gives this map the great aura and ambiance that it has. Green tiled roofs, tropical trees, and brightly-colored ornate rugs hanging from the building walls break up the monotonous stone to give the map a bit of color and livelihood. Truth be told, my favorite bits of the map are the hanging rugs. They\'re small and trivial, I know, but these are the kinds of things any normal mapper probably would not consider (and might perhaps consider to be more effort than they\'re worth) but I really find they add a whole new dimension to the map. Also if you\'re looking for a more role-playish atmosphere there is a button near the entry doors that will spawn some NPCs to keep you company (non-aggressive by default, it seems). If you would rather not have the NPCs then simply don\'t spawn them. Overall a great map, and something new style-wise to add to our collection. Make sure to check it out if you\'re looking for a new map to try out, and check out those swaying trees... if I changed the music to something a little more tropical -- Jimmy Buffet maybe? -- it\'d be a great summer getaway. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes [b]Game Modes[/b]: ffa, duel ~Inyri




Serenity - Firefly | 17.96 MB

roleplaying, not dueling. When I saw this I was excited to see it and when I played it I was even more happy. The map consists of only Serenity, the ship that the heroes in Firefly travel on. Accuracy wise it’s amazing, I felt I was really on it. At first I spawned on the medical bay, the doors to the medical room are noticeable from behind the archway but that’s not really a big deal as all the detail is spot on. The only thing I could complain about is that on every door I seemed to got stuck on, sometimes I even had to crouch to walk through them. But other than that is great it’s got the dinning room, the cockpit, the cargo bay, the engine room, everything is pretty much the same as in the movie and show. One thing, the author says that the bot routes are defined but everytime I tried to add a bot, my game froze. It does have new music taken from the soundtrack of Firefly which adds to this greatly. And new textures as well, overall a very good map. So if you’re a roleplayer and think this map will be good on your server then give it a download, just don’t try to put 16 people inside, it might be a little too cramped in there. :D [i]Ayane Yamazaki[/i]




Mos Eisley Backstreets - Day | 32.06 MB

Star Wars game features a Tatooine area, from Knights of the Old Republic to Force Commander to Battlefront. It's the epitome of Star Wars locales. This is probably why every serious mapper has done (or at least attempted) a Tatooine map. Whether it be Anchorhead, Mos Espa, or Mos Eisley, they come in waves of Jawa-y goodness. Oh sorry, no Jawas in this map. Scratch that. This is Mos Eisley, and boy is it a treat. The emphasis of this map, architecturally, is most certainly curves. Everything contains curves, from the buildings themselves to the draped overhangs on the mango stalls. And if I see another mango... Ahem. Anyway... The architecture here is beautiful, by far dwarfing anything the Raven development team put together. Although many JA mappers have shown that dwarfing Raven is not a difficult thing to do. =p My favorite location here is probably the junkyard, just because it's so awesome. It's got a very realistic feel about it, not to mention the sheer amount of [i]junk[/i] in it is bound to make for some great combat. Don't trip! My next favorite location is the cantina, which very tastefully (and amusingly) uses screenshots of JA swoops as well as KotOR swoop racing to give it a very sports bar feel. The furniture in there is also to die for -- very realistic! Some great brushwork here where many might resort to map objects. I could go on for hours about this map, but I have to save some stuff for [file="82445"]the night time version[/file]. Yeah, you heard me... Make sure and check that one out too! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No [b]Game Modes[/b]: ffa, team ffa ~Inyri




The Enclave | 13.84 MB

where's my spell book...? Here, now lessee, we got conjuration, abjuration, mysticism, ah... Here we are... Domestication spells. A quick cast of Summon Floor-Mopping Imp should deal with this. Now, please stop drooling on my shiny floor. I'd rather not give a guided tour of this one, since there's far too much to mention. I will, however, include screenshots of each and every seperate room/area (I count 16), and I'll give you the basic run-down here. The rooms included range from the standard duel rooms, to a few battlegrounds and training rooms. There's also a social club area for those who want to take a break from the fighting, the obligatory NPC training room with four Mon Mothmas for target practice or a sentry drone for deflect training, jump training/racing, tournament arena, council chamber, and various other rooms I can't discern the intended nature of. The weirdest ones by far are the rooms made from pure white/black. Be careful if you fight in the white room, because you won't be able to see yours or your opponents sabers. The first impression this map struck me with, was one of semi-awe due to the seemingly epic scale. It's really not as big as one would think, but due to the design it looks and feels like a truly massive, ancient building. The individual elements add to the feeling of granduer, with intricate patterning and designs spread around. The architecture is extremely well-made down to the last detail, indicating a level of craftsmanship I've never seen unleashed upon a Q3 engine game before. Effects and map objects are used to great effect to complement it. The quality in this map is almost flawless in all technical aspects. That's the kind of dedication I rarely see from a mapper. Usually there's some telltale sign of either laziness or negligence on the developer's part, but not here. Quite a pleasant surprise, actually. Doubly so, considering this is a clan map. >_> An in-depth analysis is what I'd planned to do, but one picture can speak a thousand words, so I'll just upload all 16 screenshots and let you see for yourselves. Naturally I didn't bother screenshotting the white and black rooms - if you can't imagine what those look like, then it's time for a crash course in lateral thinking. :p ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] No [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Models:[/b] No [b]Custom Sound:[/b] Yes




Naboo Lake Retreat | 24.71 MB

place has a number of floors. The whole retreat contains a bar, bathroom, bedroom, hot tub, pool, and a duel area of sorts. The RPability of this map is decent. It also makes interesting battles and eye candy. Death, doom, and, in fact, gloom. My only wish is that there were more rooms for RPability. Otherwise, GOOD FOR AVERUS =_= BANDWIDTH *points to you* GIVE ME THAT WHICH IS BANDWIDTH. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Arth\'s Tribal Castle | 6.4 MB

consists of one room (although it\'s a rather [i]large[/i] single room). This might be a disappointment to some who were looking for a castle map that you could actually enter, but rules are rules. As you may have guessed from the file name, this map has a tribal aspect to it. Think tribal tattoos... but \"tatooed\" onto walls and pillars. These tribal designed are displayed brightly across the map, as well as on jump pads which will launch you to the four corners of the map. Be careful, though. If you don\'t land precisely where the jump pad is sending you, you\'ll be gifted with fall damage. So don\'t be moving around in mid air if you want to conserve your health. The map itself is well constructed. It\'s got enough visual flair to keep you interested (just look at that castle!) and enough pickups to make for a decent round of guns. In addition, there seem to be quite a few good places to hide behind, so it wouldn\'t just be a straightforward fight. Open enough for a duel, but with enough room for a mid-sized free-for-all. The one thing that really bothered me about this map was the tribal designs I mentioned earlier. They\'d be fine, except the glow is very pixely around the edges. Noticibly so, which is a bummer. Also, one of the columns seemed to not all bet here (see the screenshots). Not sure why a chunk was missing, but a floating pillar doesn\'t quite seem to fit. Overall, though, a strong and sturdy map with a style all its own, and technique to back it up. Certainly not a map that should be quickly passed over. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri




Jedi-Mart | 13.6 MB

serious, though, this map is funfunfun, and very well made for a first map. You'll likely spawn in the parking lot, surrounded by vehicles, and with a wide cityscape around you. First thing I did was enter the mart. Second thing I did was laugh at the first poster, which I conveniently took a screenshot of. All of these here posters are classy parodies. You should have known what to expect inside. Aisles full of products, a post office section, toilets, pharmacy, staff area, video game area (more JKA than Halo... grrrr!), and checkouts. It's all pretty routine. The extra areas are what got me. There's a garden area. And a restaurant, however it's built more like a duel-café. Plenty of space for fun-running around the outside buildings, and a decent amount of flying space too, if you have small-ish fighters - X-Wings are FAR too big to maneuver. Lucky snipers can even spot three mercenary NPCs having a sneaky chat somewhere off to the side. ;) ICARUS scripting work has been done, which is a rarity. Various things such as rotating doors have been created. The music adds atmosphere, although maybe not the intended atmosphere for an FFA. Still, it's what you'd expect to here inside a mart, and it's a beautiful, peaceful composition, too. Kudos to the composer, Joe Bongiorno, for an [i]excellent song[/i], and kudos to Fir'en for having good taste in music and picking a track which fits the map well. As for the FPS issues you'll no doubt expect to encounter, with this being Fir'en's first map, it's excusable. However, I would have fixed it by sticking areaportals everywhere I could get away with. Also, I think some of the brushes have wrongly been set to detail rather than structural, as I could see the game drawing faces behind some structures. The lighting is also quite bland. A little variation would have been very nice. I'm not sure if this guy was meant to do anything, but the Imperial officer stood next to the shuttle simply asked me if I'd like to go to the arena and did nothing else. This may be intentional, it may be a bug, or maybe I just didn't know how to trigger it. Either way, I just said "meh" and gave the guy a saber-raping (I'll be damned if his HP isn't high!). Other things which would enhance the map are all aesthetic. The architecture was fine, but it could have been generally more interesting. But on the other hand, considering how basic most of Raven Software's architecture was, I'd say it fits in with the game just fine. The other thing, is textures. While the texture choice was good enough, a little more variation there would have been nice too. I'm also not sure on this, but I seemed to spawn in the same place every time, so I think there's only one spawn point. More flight space would have bee nice too. Overall, this is a heck of a map for a first, and despite being understandably basic, it has it where it counts - gameplay, and effort. There are enough features here to keep you more than busy, and accessing the (beautifully designed) secret area will be a nice challenge. Some features are quite fun too, such as the staff area's main two items - the trampoline and the aptly named "Jawa Smasher". Mirrors have been used in appropriate places, although thankfully quite sparingly. Another nice touch is that the various vending machines will drop shields and health packs for you. The rotating door is masterfully done too - it's just like something from Sherlock Holmes! You'll see what I mean when you find it. ;) This is a good map to add to an RP server, or just for use as an alternate FFA/TFFA environment. Either way, Fir'en has some real potential if he gives time and effort to making his maps as well as this one, and I'd like to see a v2 of this, as well as more maps from him in the future, showing improvement. This map comes highly recommended. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]Custom Models:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Music:[/b] Yes [b]Gametypes:[/b] Free For All Team Free For All Duel Powerduel




Temple of Time | 4.22 MB

Garden. I still say that the main room needs to be a lot brighter. It's just too dark for the Temple of Time, otherwise known as the Light Temple. If it's a Light Temple, there should be more light! Okay. Room of Sages. The author has added the triforce symbol onto the ground, as well as adding the Sage Medallions onto the floor. He has also added some effects on the platforms, further giving them the waterfall effect. I think he's also expanded the room, as well. the only thing was that if you got high enough you'd see the other skies, which could use some fixing. Zelda's Garden. First off, the map is much brighter. Bushes have been modeled in. Although they could use a bit more detail, they were nice to have around. Ooh! Surprise! The author has added windows to the map! You can see Ganon, and two Hyrule guards through it, although they look like cardboard cutouts. Which is basically what they are, just photosourced images. The resolution on them wasn't that great, so I couldn't make out much detail. Another window has a picture of Mario and Peach in it. The other one is just there. You can break the windows, too! So for this area, just a little more work with the images. I don't expect you to make a Ganon or Hyrule Guard model just for this map, that would take a tremendous amount of time. But still, it's something to think about. You might even ask a modeller for help! There are some very nice improvements in this map. If you liked the other ones, then this is for you! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: (same as previous versions) New Models: Yes ~Zach




-=[LJ]=-New Temple | 9.63 MB

unfortunately has repetitive textures round it which spoils the coolness of it. I loved the plant boxes I just thought these were a nice touch, but some of the plants go into the brushes which make it look wierd. But, the texutres are well totally random. Theres four types of marble textures and two types of bright orange tiles which just look plain old ugly. The Stone textures for the walls and such were fine though. When I ran up a large amount of stairs and entered the door I entered some sort of clustered area with more doors. The architecture here was also very well done and I loved the cool beams next to the stairs. The lights in here are cool, small but cool they kind of looked like lava lamps which I loved. But the texturing again was ugly. Especially the glossy parts, one looked like a green rock texture turned glossy, which was ugly. So next I choose to go right and was in some kind of meeting room. There are some very large chairs and a very large table, which looked fine. The architecture here is again nice and well done, I liked the cool platforms with the fire on it, but once again the texturing spoils it! Lose the green marble, its just ugh. The only part of the room in here which wasn't glossy was the carpet, it looks like if you touch anything your going to be sent sliding! Ok so I went back out and this time went left. What a sigh of relief this room was, no more green marble, well maybe not but at least the room was dominated by it. This room is like a sort of trial room and has some cool features about it. Like the nice indents with the statues. So yeah this room has really nice architecture and textures for once! I went back out and went through the last door, the council room. Architecture is really cool but its a bit to much for such a small room. The chairs were totally original so well done with that, they also looked really cool. But the green marble has made a come back and now covers most of the room, its just so ugly. The floor texture also spoils the room because it is very stretched and looks really wierd. Once I was done looking round that area, I went back to the courtyard and through another door. Which was another relief, it was a kind of cool Chandrilla -the crystal default map mp/ffa4- looking hallway. It had some cool purple lighting but no sources as far as I could see and although this room was really cool its a totally different theme from the rest of the map. After I reached the end of the corridor, I found myself in a large outdoor area, very hilly. But the area looked really orange, the author has used orange lighting here but the skybox is a bright blue colour so it looks wierd. Out here there are some cool little platforms but they have a purple light inside them with no source, so it looks kind of random. Theres a small lake with a platform on it and a large waterfall but part of the waterfall is bright orange. I don't know maybe its polluted. Overall a really nicely built map in terms of architecture but the textures totally spoil it, I would recommend the author choose one theme and sticking to it because it seems like the author can't decide on one theme so mixes them all, along with a disgusting overused green marble texture. The lighting also needs some work because alot of the lights have no sources and look wierd, and some even a strange colour. For the outside I know he author wanted to make it look like the sun was reflecting but I recommend they choose a white with a small hint of yellow in it for that skybox, not bright orange. Work on the textures and the lighting and I guarantee you'll have a top map here! Oh and don't forget to add bot routes, whats a map when the bots jump around like bouncy balls! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA -ElegosVos




Academy Duel | 98.05 KB

The architecture is also nicely done, and the window at one end of the room is a nice feature. There are also a couple of nice interactive things here. There are two buttons at the window end of the room, press one and the floor in the center of the room will open up, press the other one and a pad will rise out of the floor. I always like some interactivity in a map, and this was a nice touch ;) As always though there are things that could be improved upon. But being only a small duel map there’s not really that many, only a couple that I could think of Infact. One, I noticed the light fittings on the ceiling are square, and have a square recess in, where the light texture is applied. But the light on the texture is round. So there’s a round light in a square hole. Although this looks pretty good from directly underneath, if you go to certain positions around it, as you move, the sides of the circular light texture will disappear as the edge of the square light recess goes over the texture. If you know what I mean (sorry it’s a bit difficult to explain lol). So you end up with a circle with a bit chopped off the side. It’s not really that noticeable however. The other thing was that this map is very small, even for a duel map. But, Falgard tells me that he is working on an FFA version of this map, and so far it looks pretty good, so I will look forward to playing that map! :) All in all a very nice little duel map! Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Trade Federation Droid Control Ship | 13.28 MB

of four (also 7/10) and above means that I recommend it; anything below means that it's just another file in the database, from my point of view. CommanderKEEN's well-constructed Trade Federation Droid Control Ship recreates the essential scenes from the opening sequences of "Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace." Rooms include the docking bay where Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn land, the gassy Conference Room in which they sit for the "short" negotiations, the corridors where they fought battle droids, the bridge where the nemoidians schemed, and something of the author's imagination—a dock control station. Before I get to what I like, I'll tell you the thing that was missing: a good, solid framerate. I can't bring up it's score even though the low framerate is excusable: all big maps like this are bound by the laws of the engine to have low framerate in order for everything to be the way that it's supposed to be, unless you use some handy mapping tricks. Also, the lighting/shadowing was explained by the author to be bad due to his lowly PC (he hopes to upgrade). He's mostly right, but I tend to be really leniant about lighting and shadowing and that whole league of mapping perfection, unless it's so obvious that [i]anyone[/i] will notice or care. The first thing that I noticed when I entered the map was the music, which was fittingly exciting for this map. I spawned in the conference room, where I saw cups near the end chairs of the table, out of which Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn drank during their treasonously short negotiations. I also liked the blockade scene outside windows. Exploring the map, I found that textures (credited to Breath and Leaving Dead Jedi) consistently worked for where they were—except maybe the dock control station, where at least the floor had some blocky, repetitive textures—the elevators had no problems, and the doors opened with a seemingly familiar sound that I hadn't before heard used for opening doors (I liked it, obviously). The rooms were all thoroughly detailed to look the way that they should, and I just happen to like dock control stations (there's something fun about looking down on things from a heightened point of view, even in games). The docking bay should be a great place for dueling and other fun activities, but maps like this are usually reserved for the role-player. It might not be as delightfully feature-rich as some other role-play maps, but imagination tends to make them more fun anyway. I really enjoyed exploring this map—even if the framerate needed improvement—it's a well-tried and mostly successful effort to recreate those [i]Star Wars[/i] moments. I actually thought that it was just the right size for what it is—but if the author wants to make it bigger when he gets a better computer (good luck!), I am in full support. —Ra-Kom




Order of the Expendable Jedi Knights Temple | 25.68 MB

impressed. The author took quite a while in producing this map, and his time and work have paid off. There is much fun availible to the public, as in all clan maps, there are training rooms, and this one certainly hasn't forgotten such. I played around in the dueling arena for a bit, as it looks like it would be the main source of attention. Having a surrounding viewing platform, shielding with glass note, and a door for contestants to walk through and teleport into the arena. The main hall itself is quite large, featuring three floors, while being the same, it does reveal that there are many more areas in the map to visit.. I could not detail everything that this map contains, so I should leave it up to you for further exploration. Definately a map that is staying in my game folder. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No -LordMyth




Carrack Light Class Cruiser | 66.98 MB

structural/detail brushes could easily have fixed this problem. Still, there's always the ability to make a v2 right? The map itself, lag aside, looks very nice. You lose the atmopshere a little in some of the crew's quaters, with very out-of-place posters, including one of what 'appeared' to be an imperial officer with a moustache... very odd. There's not just the cruiser either, you can teleport down to a planet which is shrouded in red fog. Don't ask me how to teleport back, I couldn't find out how.. I wasn't too keen on the red fog personally, and theres a few errors with it, it doesn't always envelop obejcts properly and you can sometimes see random bits of skybox. The gun turrets here which aim and shoot at your are very cool though! :thumbsup: The skybox itself also looks very well-made, works fairly well with the environment. The best sections are by far on the ship, although the top of it in space where that laser-cannon is needs to be edited so the textures don't repeat as much. I enjoyed the hanger, although it was a pity you couldn't fly the ships, instead being teleported to a cockpit, which you can't actually use :( Nice idea though. There's also some controllable droids which although fun at first, quickly become kinda pointless, plus they take up a lot of your vehicle limit. Overall the map has a good design, but is severly flawed by lag and doesn't flow particularly well, as you'll find when having to travel by slow lifts and long corridors, with no bot support! Tut tut ;) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Wrecked Alien Spacecraft | 8.26 MB

couldn\'t even get through the whole map. I kept hearing these sounds ... and the music didn\'t help either! I swear, I need to stop opening the pk3 to see what\'s in there before exploring a map. I see something titled \"alien scream\" and I go into the map, already freaked out. I know there\'s something in this map that was waiting to scare the living crap out of me. So I took screenshots as quickly as possible and devmapped the next map ASAP. What I did find though, in my limited time spent in this map is that Jadogoth really knows how to map. And he either has a great imagination or is an alien himself and this is his ship that crashed here several years ago and he\'s designed this map from memory. It\'s a very blue map. There are big doors throughout the ship that open and close loudly. You\'ll find some glass pods in a room with just a wonderfully intricate ceiling. GAH! Okay, I was walking through the corridors and as I rounded a corner, suddenly a force field popped up in one area. I turned to go back the other way and found myself trapped. At this point, I squeaked, then covered my eyes and waited to be eaten by some alien. Fortunately, the force fields came up and I continued. Of course, when things like that happen, you KNOW something around the next corner will eat you. But nothing did. Obviously I was being set up. So I entered the next room which had sparks flying and I kept hearing things scratching or scuttling around. Eventually, I found my way through some other small corridors and into a very dark room with a pulsing light and it was about that time I noclipped for the rest of the screenshots and got the hell out of there. This is a GREAT map and I suggest you all play it. Then tell me if anything jumps out and eats you, or if I\'m just paranoid. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Evolution Academy | 14.93 MB

and I totally left that room as quickly as possible. Most of the map hasn\'t changed at all, but I was very impressed with this one room. There\'s this twisty platform in a pool of lava and a bunch of small platforms you need to jump to to get to the main one or to get out of the room. I really, really like the look of this room. Yes, this map has your basics for your standard \"academy\" map, but this one is actually fun. And there are so many things one can do here. You can fight NPCs, RP, duel, FFA. I think this is a very well done map, though it doesn\'t offer much by way of eye candy. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Sorta Game Types: FFA, Duel ~AmosMagee




Sith-J-Cull\'s Falcon | 13.42 MB

cockpit to that little game with the dudes, I can\'t remember the name of it, to the bedrooms to things you don\'t expect - like Mandalorian toilet paper. You\'ll see what I mean. ;) It\'s pretty impressive how much he included in this map and how you can explore every nook and cranny, including crawlspaces. I don\'t want to even tell you all that\'s here because you need to see it for yourself. You\'ve outdone yourself, James. Though I wouldn\'t suggest this map for those who want to play an FFA of any kind. This is, in my opinion, one of those maps for exploration or RPing. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Geonosis Complex | 14.56 MB

perfect, so is the skybox. I\'ll get to the inside of the complex, but I have to point out how impressive the outside was. The screenshots can\'t show the elements out there. The wind is blowing, the clouds are blowing by, there\'s so much movement and it\'s all just amazing. The screenshots also won\'t show the detail inside the complex. But they\'re fairly intricate. The chains hanging, the walkways, the lighting, the teleports ... I love it all. Great work here, Izzy, as always. :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Samurai Village | 21.18 MB

feel of a feudal Japanese outpost. It includes a throne room in the center, and a zen-style sand garden. Encircleing the central area are a series of connecting single-room dwellings. Each has thier own particular features, including a forge, a meal room, and a room for meditation. My favorite feature of this map however are the two guard towers posted outside the enteryway. The attention to detail and precision here is remarkable. Whats more, the extensive work put into the roof of each building has not excaped my attention. The slopes are even and well spaced on each building. Included in the zip are a couple of Japanese-style swords, and a longbow that replaces the wookie bowcaster. When you shoot it, the arrows actually stick into things! :D My only complaint with this map is the corners around the small pond. The author did not go back to re-align the textures here and, though not noticable on casual inspection, was extremely distracting when I noticed it. Good job Worr Sonn. I would love to see more extensive maps following along this theme. New Textures: Yes New Models: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: No New Weapons: Yes Known Bugs: Texture misalignment beside the pond. -Sared Edit:// I went back and played through this map a second time with some of the recent Samurai/Ronin skins installed and let me tell you, the made me feel very much at home. :)




Sultanate of Ruusan | 18.34 MB

you have to play a real FFA on to appreciate. Like, with guns, y\'know? And lots of people. It\'s a pretty map, and while it appears dark from the screenshots, it\'s not nearly that dark in-game. One of the coolest things in this map has to be the room that has the spinning model in it. You have to see it. It\'s perfect for this map. And then there\'s a Ragnos NPC that you can release and fight. A fair warning though, it will respawn elsewhere in the map - so only release it if you want to fight it again and again. This is a beautiful, dark map with great textures, and full bot support. You can\'t ask for more than this. Oh, well, I guess we could ask for it to be a CTF or Siege map, but oh well. ;) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




JKA Tron | 32.44 MB

it himself. Asty\'s skin is included with the map. So it\'s like, a complete Tron thingy. But what would really make it complete is if the author could\'ve somehow skinned a ship to make it look like one of those things ... y\'know, I forget the name of them ... those weird claw things in Tron. Anyway, this is not a map for those who have a weak system. And by that I mean, you need to have a decent video card and enough RAM to handle this map. My FPS was fine, though it was choppy in some areas. I can\'t imagine playing with 15 others on a server, but I might be able to handle it if I dropped my resolution and stuff. I simply cannot express how beautiful this level is. I really felt like I was thrust into the world of Tron. There\'s an arena that\'s perfect for dueling, ships on two different pads so you can fly around the map (which is huge) to check it out, or y\'know, kill stuff. Oh, and then there\'s like, this tram that goes all around the map. I didn\'t notice if it stopped at certain places or not, but it does take you to a bar on the other side of the map. Speaking of the bar, I did notice one itty, bitty, tiny little error. One of the walls at the bar you can walk through. :/ Anyhow, the bar is just lovely. Everything is. I just love the textures used for this map. The whole map has this faint glow about it. If you\'re looking at the screenshots and you\'re just confused because you have no idea what Tron is - leave your computer right now, go rent the movie and watch it. Sure, it\'s dated. But it\'s a wonderful movie. It was the first of its kind. Great job on this map ... I can\'t wait to see more from you guys. :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Naboo Hills | 8.01 MB

the first thing I saw put me in doubt about the map. The map itself is a large open map with a repetative grass texture on it; when the ground turns into rock (under the water) it\'s sudden and doesn\'t take advantage of the fact Q3Map2 can help you make it a smooth transition that you can fully control. Because of the sheer size of the map the author has put in distance cull which because there is no fog is highly obvious and you can see triangles of the terrain appearing in the distance - JA doesn\'t have the best distancecull implementation and this map lets you see just how bad it is. There are two bases on this map for TFFA where the vehicles spawn at opposite corners of the map. These are nicely done especially the naboo palace which has a fair bit of detail and really looks like time was spent on it. I\'m not too sure about this map, the vehicle fanatics will love it to bits but the general FFA player will have no use for it whatsoever because unless you use the vehicles, going from one side of the map to the other takes a very long time. New Sounds: No New Textures: No Bot Support: Yes -WadeV1589-




Far Cry of the Jedi | 8.58 MB

if you’re interested, let me know. Thanks for reviewing Far Cry of the Jedi, Shroom! :D ~Amy ----------------------------------- In his readme, Sith-J-Cull says ‘This map should not be compared in anyway to the game FarCry’, but I think this comparison is unavoidable. Sure, the ancient Q3 engine can’t bring us even close to the immersive graphics and physics as seen in the game FarCry, but inventive mappers like Mr. Cull here can certainly bring us a hint of the game’s level design. The first thing you’ll notice in this map is the extensive use of terrain. Wow! The terrain is amazing. The second thing you’ll notice is the horizon. WOW! This is the first time I’ve seen a mapper realistically have ground-level water meeting the skybox. Usually one would just have the water in the skybox, and then try to occlude the edges to give the illusion of water stretching out as far as the eye can see. Here, the water itself actually stretches out as far as the eye can see. Brilliant stuff. With a smoldering volcano as the centerpiece of this map, one will find various installation equipment scattered throughout. Radar dishes, towers, landing pad, cables strung across a split in the island, and much more. Sith-J has also included many useable items such as a swoop bike, AT-ST, Z95 Spacecraft and some really well placed turrets. The potential fun-factor on this map is HUGE. The terrain creates a varied and interesting battlefield, supplemented by even weapon and item placement. When this map shows up on servers, ya’ll are going to have a real blast! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA -ShroomDuck




FFA Skytemple (final) | 8.73 MB

playing a JA version of Castles in the Sky. The skybox is simplistic but works well, making the islands hover over the sea with the moon lighting up the map, aided by a few fires of course. The author says he\'s made use of the latest compiler features and I certainly noticed them, light styles for the flames and penumbra shadows cast by the moon...although this doesn\'t happen much in real life it sure looks fine. I also have seen this guy in the Q3Map2 forums so I know he knows his stuff about the compiler. I love the attention to detail here, the ground is cluttered with rubble and small grass plants, where there is stone flooring it\'s broken up and uneven, then of course there is that beautiful miniature waterfall coming out of the rocks that look like real moss-ridden rocks. Going down into the small and simple temple, the same simple attention to detail has been kept, shadows are clearly defined without being solid and the temple is literally cut into the island, you can see hints of solid walls in there but the majority of the room is rough stone that is part of the island, a very nice touch! This is such a simple yet rewarding map, , perfect for small FFA\'s where you want multiple duels, in fact it\'d work great for duel maps too, you won\'t fall off easily but there is always that chance![/quote] Now my review of the final version: Unfortunately, I didn\'t get a chance to play the first version of this map, so I\'m not quite sure what has changed here, but I love the final version. The skybox is dark and stormy, with a vast ocean below. It\'s pouring rain and thunder roars as a bolt of lightning strikes nearby. The broken pillars and tiles of stone look great on the very green blanket of grass on this big rock that seems to be floating in the sky. The arch with the bridge out to a smaller rock is probably one of my favorite pieces here. The low lighting and the fire burning really sets the atmosphere. It\'s a rather small map, but it\'s perfect for a cozy little 6-8 player FFA. Lots of areas for dueling, and some small FFA areas. The tiny temple looks great too. I love all of the details. The only thing I don\'t get is that cluster of rocks hanging over by the waterfall. All I know is that I was killed standing on them. I think I was struck by lightning. There is music in there, but I don\'t think it\'s new. And I didn\'t like it. It needs something ... creepier. More ominous. But I do like this map. It has great ambience. I recommend this to anyone who wants to play a wonderful small map that looks great, sounds great and has a decent flow to the gameplay. Nice job, Pazur. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Massassi Temple | 548.14 KB

blend well or something. I\'m not sure why I like this map, but I do. And I don\'t think I even saw the entire map. The corridors are very narrow and the map feels small, yet there\'s a lot to explore. There are at least four levels where you can find well-placed weapons and strategic areas from where you can snipe an enemy. This seems to be a map that would lend itself well to migrating duels and FFA gunplay, but only for a small group. There is exactly one new texture and no new music. But dial-up users rejoice! There is bot support. The readme mentions an outdoor area that\'s quite large, but I didn\'t come across it. Some may find this map to be boring or too small, but there\'s just something about the layout and the levels that really appeal to me. Nice work. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes (1) New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




DEX\'s Club | 2.34 MB

compact city feel to it. The lighting is something I really like in this map. It\'s dark, but there are many red spotlights here and there. I love the atmosphere it creates. The diner looks great and definitely has the same 50\'s diner feeling that it had in the movie. Now, there was a C-3PO in the back, and I admit that I kinda killed him. I had to test everything! Anyway, he kinda disappeared before I took the screenshot. :/ The ramps that take you up to a glass catwalk not too high above the streets looks wonderful. I love the design of it. Once again, it\'s unfortunate how low my FPS was. :( I really like this map and definitely would\'ve added it to my rotation, but I just can\'t imagine an FFA on this map with 15 FPS. The music included would quickly get on my nerves since it\'s only about a 30 second clip. That looping over and over for 30 minutes would drive me nuts. The weapon placement did seem like a bit of an afterthought, but it\'s not too bad. A beautiful map, but not practical for play. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Bespin Sky | 3.02 MB

keep the map from interfering with the JA maps. So I suppose a good solution to that is to just make a Bespin map. Which is exactly what Sverrearagorn did. No, it\'s not Bespin Streets. But it is Bespin-flavored. The map is pretty small, and the textures are somewhat bland. But the gameplay is great! You spawn in a large room where you can have a great FFA without the fear of falling to your death or being gripped off an edge. But if that\'s the kind of FFA you want, just go through a door and down a hallway and you\'ll find a slightly smaller pad than what was on Bespin Streets. It\'ll serve the same purpose though. Good size for duels too. There\'s no new music included, but there is bot support. This is smaller than I usually like in a map, but I still think it could make for a good frenzied FFA. I\'m even considering this for my server. :) You don\'t have to search 839 rooms just to find someone to duel. ;) Good work here, Sverrearagorn. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




-=AFL=- Korriban: Resurrection | 5.55 MB

map. It\'s beautiful and the layout is good. Thankfully, it seems the spawn points are all in one rooms - so that\'s good for FFA\'s. If only the FPS were higher for me, darn it. So I first spawn in this room of rock and an apparently open ceiling for stargazing. Tall curved pillars flank either side and a small door opens up into a hallway that leads to the room with the platforms that float up and down on the lava. The platforms do disappear for a moment, but I didn\'t get any damage from walking on the lava when they did. I ventured further through more hallways and finally found myself here. And by here, I mean the room with the grates on the floor. Never has a cliche worked like \"Curiousity killed the cat\" works here. I find my way down into the sandy pit and I\'m immediately greeted by a big Rancor who\'s eager to add to his collection of bones. So I \"noclipped\" out. *giggle* Then I found myself deeper in this map where it seems there were a bunch of tombs or something. Ooooh ... and then ... there was the coolest elevator I ever saw. In a place like this, you just can\'t have the latest technology in elevators, y\'know? I don\'t know if this kind of elevator is featured in the game or if this is purely the author\'s creation - but I loved it! You press a button by the lift, step on, and then you watch as you go up and a big block goes down. Yes, I\'m amused easily. :P Okay, so there\'s bot support and there\'s one new texture - you\'ll find it on the elevator button. :) The music is from Return of the Jedi, I believe. Bottom line, I like this map. Unfortunately, it\'s not practical for me unless I turn my graphics way down and I just don\'t want to do that. Anyway, if your FPS is generally better than mine - you should check out this map. :) Good job, Lord Yoset! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes - one. New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel ~AmosMagee




Tal Erulanei (JA) | 8.6 MB

battered by Deathbringer as I bet he wanted to review this... however he was right about it being a cool map in JO so when I saw it I had to get it out for JA ASAP! From the slowly rotating lights in the oval room (picture 1) to the cool doors and lights in the green corridors this map looks very nice (picture 2). Of course like all maps it has some minor faults; one problem with curves is getting the textures to look right on them, especially when there are so many and at some joins you can see where the textures suddenly change scaling; due to the smart textures used (i.e. mildly bland) unless you stare you tend to not notice these texture scale changes. The music is quite entrancing and is fitting for the style of the map, I\'m always happy when I can leave the music on. The only other music that would have fit (and I would have left cuz I\'m a huuuuuuge fan) is Enya. It is a very serene map. One to keep and if you don\'t mind mazes to play frequently. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes (a couple) Bot Support: Yes -WadeV1589-




Arena of the Rancor | 6.97 MB

large oval arena with gates at each end to unleash the beastly Rancors. To assist brave Jedi in the slaying of these monsters are Tauntauns and explosives. A smaller causeway encircles the arena and thus encloses the map. No new textures were included, but the base JKA textures were used quite well. What is most striking, is the dramatic shadows created by the ceiling grating. This creates a great visual break on what would have been a rather boring arena floor. While the layout itself is beyond simple, gamers will enjoy the big open area for an all-out FFA in this dank, atmospheric map with just the right elements of distraction. Enjoy! New Textures - No Bot Support - Yes New Music - Yes ShroomDuck




Temple of the Snakes

jungletempleffa.rar | 3.8 MB

something fanboy! :D So, what we have here is a real treat for you today. They say that "good things come in small packages". Well, that is exactly the case with this map. It's a small temple, out in the middle of a jungle somewhere (let's say Yavin). It has a really nice atmosphere to it. You literally feel like you have just woken up in the jungle after some kind of aerial vehicle crash (JKA or LOST fans, make of that, what you will! :D ). Now, there are a few missing textures here and there, but that doesn't distract from the overall coolness of this map, and for a first attempt, it's really rather well done. Bot support would've been a nice addition, but given the size, I can understand why it was not a part of the overall package. I really hope to see more from ZARBOMBA. I think, the JKA community just gained another top level modder! :) [b]Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA[/b] -SuperSmeg




Labyrinth Maze | 6.8 MB

things have been kept simple and practical. Of course you [i]will[/i] get lost and that will probably be frustrating after a few times, but look out for the pictures displayed on dead ends, they\'re freaking hilarious and will make your exploration a bit more fun! Though unfortunately there isn’t any [url=]Minotaur[/url]... Personally I found it a bit lonely wandering around on my own here, so I would suggest playing this map with friends or with your clan mates so you can help each other out and have some fun on the way! ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




Jedi Council GCX - 2010 | 36.22 MB

just an overall fun place to have a lightsaber battle. This current release is a bit better organized and structured than the previous so you may noticed a slight improvement in performance and any other glitches you may have encountered with previous releases. A full list of updates can be seen in the readme below, so what are you waiting for?! Give this a download and join the party! ~Computernerd [quote]Just the final version of my Jedi Council GCX - 2010. Really not much else I can say outside of what the read me already states.[/quote]




Krayt Canyon CTF | 2.05 MB

[url=;41203]Vertigo[/url]! Like that map this is also a CTF map, one that reminds me greatly of some of the levels from Dark Forces II or JK2 both in terms of architecture and the colour pallete of the textures. This should be a great map for strategy as there are multiple walkways on various levels between the two bases, providing plenty of room for jumping from walkway to walkway to escape your pursuers once you have pinched their flag. In the middle is a small control room and a missile which looks like it is ready for launch, though I have to say, the control panels in the control room were way too large! The map is very open and has a fairly simple layout and so is great for fast and furious CTF matches, though of course you always want to be cautious of not falling to your doom from the walkways in the middle of an adrenaline pumping match, that would be just a bit annoying/facepalm\'ing! One thing that is annoying for a whole different reason though is the hissing sound that the steam/jump vents make (I.e. you walk onto them and get catapulted up to the next level), is is loud and really starts to get on your nerves after a while. I remember a while ago I was making a map and needed a hissing steam sound for it and I think I probably used this very soundset, but after a while it started to drive me nuts! I ended up using a sound editor to make it quieter and softer. All in all though I think this is a genuinely great map for a CTF match, though it is missing music. Then again, as with duel maps, I guess people will often be playing their own music in the background to get themselves pumped for the match. Keep up the fine work on your CTF maps Cuko! :) [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] CTF ~Nozyspy~




Taris Cantina | 7.33 MB

not. I can, however, critique the map itself. I spawned in a long, tall room with a table in the center. There was a door at the end of the hallway leading to a central hub of sorts that connected the four rooms that the map consists of. Each room joins at a 90 degree angle. The rooms are fairly simple overall, but they work. Lighting was nice, coming from many smaller lights distributed around the room or across a large space near the ceiling. There is a droppable floor in one of the rooms, as well as a force field over the bar in case things get out of hand. There is also an awesome R5 droid with a drink tray. Too bad I couldn't blow it up... =p I thought the center room was the best, overall - great use of curves and trim. Overall it is a very basic map - there's not exactly a lot of stuff to do, but it's sufficient. On the downside, I personally find it to be a little too basic. Well, basic isn't the word I'm looking for...perhaps simplistic fits better. The textures are mostly base JA textures, and are oversized so they are a tad grainy. For some of the textures that's all right, but for others it's not too great. Specifically I'm referring to the trim used in the room that I spawned in. The texture on the round tables probably could be changed, too. The biggest thing that bothered me was actually the oversized everything...the furniture, the tables, the rooms to a small degree...everything is made for giants. I always prefer being able to /amsit2 in a nonsolid chair than /amsit in an oversized chair that engulfs me. ;) The music was really a meh, but really, who even listens to map music any more? It was probably the most non-cliche music that base JA had to offer so it's all right. I also noclipped around and didn't see any secrets. :( So - somewhat simplistic, big furniture, cantina. Want a new cantina map to RP or just mess around with? Check it out. It's a pretty small download anyway. P.S. Inyri Forge is a girl. ~Dretzel

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GoldenEye Temple | 3.26 MB

has nothing to do with the film, but only ever played a little bit of GoldenEye on the N64 so I’m just guessing either the story was different, or this was just an unusual multiplayer map, considering the theme of the game. Anyway, just like his last map [file=118180]GoldenEye Facility[/file] this is a pretty accurate recreation of the original, from the reference screenshots I was able to find. Of course, BongoBob also made a GoldenEye Temple map many aeons ago, back in 2004 to be exact, but personally I think the texturing is more accurate in this new map. That said I do think that the lighting needs a fair bit more work. I would also recommend putting a delay key on the doors, since if you press the use key down just a little too long, the door \'jumps around\', opening and closing again almost instantly. As with the Omega Sigma\'s GoldenEye Facility map, being an authentic recreation of the original this map is very simple and is a good map for an all gins FFA, as indeed the original was designed to be back in 1997. Because of that it wont be to everyone’s tastes, but I think people that enjoy a simple good old gun battle will like this map. I do think that any future maps of this kind should have Team FFA support though, as this kind of map obviously lends itself well to team play. All in all a decent map here, the original GoldenEye music was a nice touch, though it could still do with some improvement in the lighting. Keep up the mapping Omega Sigma, I hope to see more GoldenEye themed maps from you! ;) [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA ~Nozyspy~




Sirens Enclave | 28.7 MB

would lure sailors with their song to shipwreck on the rocky coast of the island where they lived. In this map you can indeed find a shipwreck at the entrance to the fantastically huge cave, though I do think the ship could have done with a bit more detail, or used some more patches in order to get some rounded corners in there. The main cave itself, like I said, is huge with a great rock spire rising in the middle amid a shallow lake filled with rocks and waterfalls cascading down the walls of the cave. The waters reflections on the walls, or the [i]water caustics[/i] to use the correct term, look great and really contribute to the atmosphere of the area, though I have to say that they don’t quite look realistic. I cant quite put my finger on the reason though, but if I had to suggest something to help in this regards, I would suggest making the lighting in this main area a little more blue, I think that would help the water caustics reflecting on the walls fit in a little more. Nevertheless I still think they look really nice, good work there! Branching off from this main area are several tunnels leading to different areas of the map. Going through the largest entrance results in you being swept away by the rapid, eventually landing on a large rock at the head of a huge waterfall, which was quite a sight! This waterfall lands in a lake in another huge cavern, which is surrounded by more waterfalls which come from other areas of the map, whilst the sin floods in from a hole in the ceiling. The map all round is very atmospheric, with the sound of rushing water, the great caverns and the cramped tunnels filled with water, the sandy banks and the beautiful music, which I must say fits perfectly with the theme of the map. I can actually imagine this making a good clan map, since it is peaceful and relaxing, whilst still offering a variety of interesting locations to do battle in and a good deal of exploration and the fun of discovering the maps secrets, of which it has several. Be sure to look out for hidden entrances and piles of rocks which you may be able to destroy to reveal a new passageway. ;) No map is perfect however, and there are areas where I feel this map could be improved. As I mentioned, the wrecked ship could do with an overhaul, perhaps using more patches as it is very angular at the moment and lacks detail. Also, some of the rock walls in the tunnels need some more work, as there are areas where the brushes do not seem to fit together properly and you can see tiny gaps or \'sparklies\'. Try to use either brushes or patches for the tunnels as well if you can, since using a mixture of both doesn’t look quite right due to the rounded curves of the patches and the angular sides of the brushes, but still, good work overall. This is a cool map here and hopefully HiddenSpy will release more maps in the future. I would especially like to see some more mythology themed maps! ;) [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Duel ~Nozyspy~




The (JAWA) Temple | 25.8 MB

version of the authors\' description. [quote]It\'s centered around (or more precisely within) a speeder bike track, although for obvious reasons the spawn points are all away from the track itself. The main area of the map includes a large council building with a three-doored lobby, featuring some greenery and the clan emblem, a couple of elevators to the bar, and of course the waiting room and council chamber. Other areas in the main portion of the map include the \"Shrine of the Founders\", near the bar, which has statues of clan founders Matt and Iniowe, as well as Link, who\'s led the clan since 2005. Continuing along from the Shrine of the Founders is a bridge over the main area of the map to the target range. This features targets that actually do something when shot. Outside there\'s also an elevator down to the main level of the map, with room for several people. Near the elevator on the main level is a large arena with galleries for observers. Other areas outside include a small park near the \"Great Gate of the Jawas,\" a large park partly under the speeder track (check out the skylights on the track itself), which kept growing more elaborate throughout the development of the map, a small arena for training, also with working health dispensers, a swimming pool (try the diving board!), and a couple of false doors to buildings that couldn\'t really have finished interiors due to the complexity of the map. One of them is where regular clan members live, and I haven\'t come up with a story for the smaller building... Opposite the swimming pool is the door to the council members\' private apartments. There are several on each level, and all feature lockable doors that can\'t be triggered from the outside. The map comes with a number of droid NPC\'s which can be safely spawned on any server with this map installed. I\'ll probably submit a separate pack consisting of the droids alone. People who don\'t have the droids can still see untextured R2 and R5 models, so there shouldn\'t be any crashing. There\'s a complete list of them in the readme. This map supports FFA, TFFA, Duel, and Power Duel, although due to FPS issues I wouldn\'t really recommend it for TFFA. I did add botroutes to it before finishing, and it has appropriate weapons, ammo, and Force pickups in various locations, as well as spawn points for team play. I\'ll be glad to answer any questions that you have about the map or anything in it! Helena Revan[/quote] -------- Whoa. First off, I\'d like to say this map actually rivals BDC Racing Club as my favorite racing map. The architecture present in this map is well done, though there are a couple of areas that could be improved. Everything is clear-cut and straight, as should be expected with stonework. The texturing is also well done, and really adds to the architecture. Add in the lighting, and you get a superb map that fits the \'newly built yavin\' theme quite well. Of course, the yavin theme doesn\'t end there. Outside, you can hear wildlife, and where there\'s water, there\'s watery sounds. +1 for ambiance. This map includes numerous features, including duel rooms, a firing range, a council room, and more, but most importantly: [b]A race track.[/b] Well, that\'s obvious, considering what I said above regarding BDC... :P The entire temple complex is situated in the middle of the track, with access provided through the race control room. The track itself is nice, being detailed and twisty, but unfortunately, it\'s very short. With the swoops provided, I could complete a lap in a little under 45 seconds. (About 55 seconds without turbo) That\'s depressingly short. Sadly, this map has another downside besides the short track... There are a number of custom vehicles included (which are nice), but these were packaged in the same pk3 as the map, meaning people who aren\'t running a mod such as Japlus will have to be careful about what custom vehicles they have installed. In all my looking, I found three secrets (Lugormod REALLY helps with that, given its ability to show entity info in-game.), and one bug: The toggleable ramp for the track covers some of the see-through-floor seconds, but it isn\'t textured on the bottom. In all, a very nice map, and well worth the download. Oh, and find the secrets yourself. New Sounds: No New Textures: Yes New Shaders: Yes Botrouting: Yes Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel -------- I have some suggestions for the authors. You don\'t have to follow these, but I recommend you do anyway. :P -Longer Track I\'d say one lap should take 2 to 4 minutes with turbo. You could also convert the track\'s \"shortcut\" to be a 1 to 2 minute track, thus letting people choose between a short race and a long race. -Improved Buttons The func_usable button setup used could be done more efficiently. You can save entities, brushes, and triangles by using only one func_usable, and making a couple anim-map shaders. If you need help with this, don\'t hesitate to ask. -Vehicles Seriously, move them to a separate pk3. Also, if you want vehicles to remain available, I can help you there with a script or two that will let server owners pick between custom and base vehicles. That\'s all. Again: Worth the download. ~Crazy




Jedi Council GCX - 2010 | 36.32 MB

server using it JedicouncilGC ad nausea. Erstok, in whatever enterprising mood struck him that day that he began, has decided to "update" JedicouncilGCX in an effort to breathe new life into the map. His plan? Rebuild the entire thing from scratch and make his desired changes. Now, before I begin, let me elaborate on the basic premises of JedicouncilGCX. This map was essentially the headquarters of the {O} clan back in the early 2000's. Somehow, someway, this map got leaked into the public, and was never officially released, per se. Since then, it has served as a grounds for Roleplay in a Jedi Temple setting, or a general hangout map for Jedi-oriented clans. In an effort to show you all just how the old and the new differ from each other, I will be describing each individually as I walk you through the map. We'll start in... [b]-=The Lobby=-[/b] [b]Old:[/b] This was always my least favorite room as it was always big and empty, and didn't have much appeal to me with the white marble. This room consisted of a large arched hallway with massive cylindrical pillars and red carpet leading up the stairs and around them. A lot of benches and plants were dotted about the general area, and there were many doorways that led to various training rooms, though a select few led to special or transitional areas within the temple. [b]New:[/b] The function and architecture of this area hasn't changed much. From what I've been told, the pillars appear to be slightly different in construction, though I cannot say for certain if this is true. The red carpet originally did not lead to the NPC training room or the dark room(covered later,) but now there are paths to these rooms. Lighting has been altered in this area, including sunbeams peaking through the windows, which is definitely a neat touch. The statues, which were originally JK2, are now JK3 Rift statues. Door placement has not changed, however. [b]-=The Dark, NPC, Dojo, and Water training Rooms=-[/b] [b]Old:[/b]GCX was quite infamous for possessing a motley assortment of dueling/training areas. First, a dark room with minimal lighting and four turret positions at every corner of the room. Second, a japanese style dojo with some display cases in the room. Third, a glass dueling room with a pit of water below. Finally, a half-circle NPC training room, with a slew of default NPCs to train your battle skills upon, and a hidden observation room for teachers. [b]New:[/b] The Dark Room now features a monochrome lighting scheme versus the red/blue scheme that the original possessed. The Japanese Dojo has endured no changes, which is sort of a shame, since there's no sourced lighting in this room. The glass dueling room has undergone a major change, with the glass catwalks now leading to TWO exits. The water is also much more shallow than the previous, making it easier to get back into the fight. Finally, the NPC training room has now undergone a full spherical overhaul, and the observation deck is much more visible. [b]-=Archives=-[/b] [b]Old:[/b] The archives in GCX were massive, almost intimidating. There were two doors that led into the archives, though for some reason, both led to only one section of the archives, with an additional section branching out to another section. Both sections had large grand staircases that led up to the second level, and equally massive windows to provide sunlight. The bookcases were also...just insanely massive, and on the outside of each shelf on the first floor were display cases full of saber hilts. [b]New:[/b] This place was pretty much rebuilt entirely. The place is a lot less colossal, and a lot more plausible. The archives are a lot tighter now, which means less travel time, and the stairs are now near the doors, which now lead to individual sections of the archives instead of the same. There's also glass guards so you can't just walk off the second floor and hit the floor. The workstations are all on the first floor, so no random tables on the second floor. Windows are smaller, and the hilts are still there. [b]-=The Hangar, Bar, and Prison=-[/b] [b]Old:[/b] GCX featured a "Master Windu's Bar and Grill" in the middle of a hangar full of Jedi Starfighters created by Aaron Smith, along with an X-wing and YT-1300. On the upper floor, there was a detention block where people could be imprisoned. [b]New:[/b] This update doesn't change much in the hangar. The bar has a bit darker lighting scheme, and now features a switch that toggles some lounge music. Very nice touch. The prison and the hangar hasn't gotten much overhaul other than the lighting, though the wire catwalk is now glass. Alright, this could go on forever... I think I'll do two more areas, and let you guys explore the rest XD! [b]-=The Hallways[/b]=- [b]Old:[/b] GCX, despite being a great map, had very bland and lifeless hallways. They were pretty much simplistic rectangular transitions. [b]New:[/b] The new hallways are FAR more decorative. Complete with a brighter lighting, these hallways now have more ornate architecture with banners at set intervals. SOOO much better than the original. [b]-=The Upper Rooms=-[/b] [b]Old:[/b] Four elevators led up to an upper floor that led to two bedchamber wings, a meditation chamber, and a council chamber. This room was notorious for having concealed buttons in the council and the bedrooms. [b]New:[/b] Wow, this place got a nice overhaul. First off, the bed chamber wings got shorter transitionary wings, filled with benches, a fountain structure in the middle of the room to fill it out better, and similar architecture to the hallways to fill it in moreso. The secret buttons? Visible now. Sorta sad, but sorta nice too. No biggy. The council room and meditation room are generally the same, though the sizes are a little different. Whew...alright, so, as you can see, this map already had a lot to offer back in GCX, and now GCX '10 offers even more. This version actually added the classic space council room from the JK2 JedicouncilGC, which was a pretty neat idea. Along with the new additions, I neglected to mention the new admin room to lock down some of the rooms, as well as the overhauled garden, but honestly, it's worth a look. Now...methinks this needs a 2.1, and lemme tell ya why! 1.) That pillar in the middle of the council room just has to go. It just seems so obstructive, and it makes no sense to place a stone pillar where a human could stand in the center in the middle of inquiries, and council members can't address people across the room without looking around it. 2.) You basically made the same mistake GC did, including enough of the vehicle information to make it semi-playable and displayable, but some of the shaders aren't there. Go beyond the book, and include the full set so people can use it without having to download the thing off of Lucasfiles!(hint, hint.) 3.)See if you can alter the bacta tanks so that a player can enter them. Trust me, seems stupid, but you'd please oh so many people. Seriously, if you include those things, this map would outclass it's inspired work in totality. I say go for it, Erstok. You've pulled a wise move, facelifting this map. Looking forward to see any future versions like crazy. =_,= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




ISD Exactor

isd_exactor.rar | 6.91 MB

again, take up the saber as Jaden Korr in this episodic adventure...or don't. __>) The music was actually VERY different, for a change, which was refreshing. May not have been 100% appropriate for the mood, but still much better than John Williams Jabba Stew, complete with flabby anuses. Also, custom built NPCs made it feel so much more entertaining when you didn't know what your enemy was going to have on his person next. Now there are a couple issues I want to address: - Tie fighters in the hangar were very small in scale. - Your music/stille.mp3 was missing, so y'started out in a silent map. and finally, there's one thing I think this map really needed to be fully playable: Starter Build NPCs. What the hell is Averus talking about? Basically, so you don't have to go load another Jaden from a previous campaign, one can simply do, say "playermodel starter" in the console and get a certain set of force powers you'd think would be appropriate for this campaign, and saber styles. That way, people can get right into the mix and not have to worry about defecating on cats. This can also be done with guns as well. Not sure if you'd be able to remove the saber entirely, but if they could do it in T2_Dpred, then you can do it too! So honestly, hoping to see this project reach completion. I will say that it was slightly startling to simply run through a door way and out into the abyss. Y'think it mighta warranted a hallway at least to round it off? I does, at least. Otherwise, a nice mission concept, and a great start for this campaign. Best of luck to thee. - Averus Retruthan




JKR - Castlevania | 11.59 MB

steal men's souls and make them your slaves!"[/i] [b]"Perhaps the same could be said of all religions."[/b] [i]"Your words are as empty as your soul. Mankind ill needs a savior such as you."[/i] [b]"What is a man?! A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk, have at you!"[/b] Ah, one of my favorite game intros ever! For those who know it not, this is the conversation between Richter Belmont and Dracula at the start of the original english translation of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. And of course, I mention this because of my love for Castlevania, on which this map is loosely based. My first thought upon seeing the map in the list of files to be reviewed was, "Awesome, finally another CV map!" Unfortunately, while the castle can be seen, it can not really be explored. No, this map was made specifically for racing swoops around the outside of the castle, and only a corridor or two indoors. When I spawned, I immediately thought to myself that the surrounding trees look horrid. They are 2D, which is something that I wouldn't mind if they didn't look so stretched and blurry. I was surrounded by a number of swoops, which I immediately hopped on and started my race! Into the castle I sped, trying to take in as much of the scenery as possible without crashing. Right after the first turn inside the castle, I happened to notice that one of the candles was floating a bit in front of the wall, and it's glow showing only sometimes. Not too noticeable if you're racing along with other people, though. On my second turn, I found myself in a corridor with a bunch of paintings on the wall. Of course, I jumped off my swoop to examine them closely. "Pretty cool," I thought to myself. Then I turned around and saw the ugly 2D trees outside and decided to move on. The next turn led me outside to the graveyard. I tried to jump my swoop over it, but unfortunately, I hit an invisible wall. That disappointed me a little bit. After failing my attempt at a shortcut, I found myself at a bridge to jump. This is probably my favorite part of the entire map. Sadly, using the boost to get over it resulted in me hitting the ground a bit too hard, which slowed me to a near-stop. From there, it simply led back around to where the race started, with no real outstanding features. It's a rather short map. By the time I was starting to really get into the race, it was already over. I'd love to see another version with more to it. Also, the scenery could use some work. Trees don't ever form a flat sided acute angle. Hell, they never form a flat surface, ever. Also, at the top of that texture is a random line. You can't really notice while racing, but when you stop to look at it, it is painfully obvious. Bottom line: This map could use some work, but it is far from bad as it is. I'd definitely recommend a download to any fan of Castlevania, or racing! Game Types: FFA, TFFA New textures: Yes New sounds: No New music: Yes New models: No




(Dis)Assembly | 45.31 MB

this Rebel factory and has left it in ruins. My only complaint with this is that if it was a [i]Super Star Destroyer[/i], then this part of the [i]planet[/i] should be... well, no longer there! :P There are three kinds of map, though you only really see two of these most of the time. Firstly; purely functional (as in a clan map or academy map), then balanced (balanced between looks and gameplay) and finally a piece of mapping art (the best looking map it is possible to construct and play in JKA). Generally speaking most maps are either over to the functional or artistic sides I would say, I don't think maps that are truly balanced between the two come around that often. Whilst this certainly makes a good duel map, due to the plethora of platforms and tight winding spaces, as Pande says in his readme, this is more a piece of art. There are a few features in this map which really make it stand out in terms of artistic excellence; the first one is the light, which gradually fades in and out, simulating the passing of clouds overhead. Secondly, you will also notice that the light rays coming through the holes in the roof also fade in and out. Combined with the thick layer of dust billowing around the floors, this creates a very dramatic visual effect. When you combine the visual effects with the level of detail and also that fantastic and moody music (made by Pande himself no less) you have a really nice map to look at. And as I said above, it is also excellent for having duels in, so its not all just about the looks, although players with slower computers may have a little trouble due to the amount of detail and number of visual effects here. One the subject of the music, since it was made by Pande; obviously if you wanted to use it in any way you would need to get his permission first! For all the good bits in this map though, there are improvements that I feel could be made. Whilst the lighting is very good, especially with the sunlight fading in and out, simulating clouds, there is just something not quite right about the overall interior lighting. Its not easy to put my finger on, it just doesn't look quite right. I think the problem is that the contrast between the light areas and the shadows is too great; the shadows are a bit too dark and the light areas look a little bleached out when the light is at its strongest. I just feel that it doesn't look quite natural, I would definitely suggest lightening up the shadows with some extra ambient light anyway. I also think it would be great if this could be expanded into a full FFA map, since the setting of the map just begs for more areas to be explored! Overall though this is a very high quality map from Pande and well worth a download, especially if you love a good duel map! You are definitely one mapper I will be keeping an eye on Pande, as you are continuing to improve your skills! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




castillo del clan gf | 8.7 MB

that to the sides and behind where I was, I could see the edges of the map. This one likely won't be one I find to be too big and empty! There is a grave in one corner of the map, rocks in the middle and other side of the edge of the map, with some weapons nearby. There is a large and rather blocky castle-like structure. Inside it is a large courtyard-type area. One wall has a picture that seems rather pointless to me on it. There's also a small jail, some small rooms leading to stairs that lead upward, and a door that teleported me to a small hall with a bunch of person rooms for the clan members. On the side of the castle is a small body of water. Across it is an island with a tree and the entrance to the sewers. At this point, I got completely lost, ran into a dead end, and got killed by the letters "GF" floating in the air at the end. All the textures seemed to be quite simple, but not too bad. Everything in the map is pretty blocky looking, but otherwise I actually liked this map. It didn't feel too big, and the clan related stuff wasn't too much. It might be worth the download if you value gameplay over graphics. If ya want it, you know what to do! Game Types: FFA, TFFA New textures: Yes New sounds: No New music: Yes New models: No




Expedition | 71.09 MB

and various activities. I have to admit, it's just getting better with every release. This version is much improved and expanded, and the visuals are improving as well. So, where do I start? Well, let's recap Nozyspy's summary from the last version: " The map is mainly based around an Academy theme, and it has plenty of areas which would be great for use by clans, such as a jump training area, a main hall and duelling areas. The additional, more unusual areas would also be fun for clan groups to tackle as well I think. " I didn't test out every single puzzle in the map - that would have taken me hours, which I do not have. However, just noclipping around revealed that there's a lot more to this map than meets the eye. I don't know if I missed seeing everything in the first version or if it was added since then, but it's nice. One of the puzzles that has been in the map since version 1 is the two vertical climbing puzzles where you jump up a huge vertical tower to get to the top. What's scary is that every time I thought I was at the top, I wasn't. I thought that halfway up...while noclipping. Does that give you an idea how huge these towers are? Also continued from the previous versions is a strafe jumping course, where players use a special jump technique to gain extra speed and jump across larger and larger distances. There are eight different sets of platforms, each one going in both directions. I'm not sure if the bar area was new or not, so I'll include it - there's a huge bar area added on the side of the spawning room. It features a dance floor off to the side (with music!), a cellar with the "special" drinks hidden inside, and an upper floor with more tables. Overall, I think the wood texture was a bit overused and there should be a railing on the second floor to prevent people from falling, but that's about it. There are even more areas and more puzzles left, but at the moment, I can't recall all of them and time prevents me from doing so. But let me just assure you...this map is big. You'll have to play it to truly appreciate it. The only criticisms I have are thus... I don't like the skybox for one reason - there is no down image! I think it looks really goofy to look down and see solid green underneath my feet. Also, the brick/mortar texture looks like it has been tweaked (unless my eyes decieve me), but it still needs a little more's not quite there yet [/quote] Yup. There you have it folks. A review inside a review inside a review. Anyways, a few things have changed, nothing huge however. 1) changed Maze Mountain 2) added banthas 3) added a new industrial area 4) added various details throughout the map If you enjoyed this in Jedi Outcast, have fun, you can now play in Jedi Academy! I'm sure this will up the downloads by a quite significant number as the majority of people on this website play JK3. Enjoy. ~Authuran




Arkham Asylum | 22.29 MB

place is quite small, being only a small wing of an insane asylum. The environment is, in my opinion, perfect in all aspects - the rooms were way too small, the floor is an unusual shape, the lighting is very dim and spotty, and there is a phonograph at the end of the hallway, behind bars, playing a piano tune. And believe me...I've never heard a piano set the tone for a map so well. It sounded evil, yet innocent at the same time. The only negative I found was that the blood stains on the floor weren't very realistic - they were too transparent. Other than that, it's good. High five to the author! New textures: [b]Yes[/b] New sounds: [b]No[/b] New music: [b]Yes[/b] New models: [b]No[/b] ~Dretzel




Labyrinth -Halloween Special- JKA EDITION | 16.36 MB

Since this map was just converted from Jedi Outcast, I will just provide all of you with the original review of [url=";7261"]The Labyrinth by Claxon[/url]: [quote]Description: From the Author: The Labyrinth is a large maze where players must find the best way to navigate their way around and defeat their opponents. Is it best to run along the tops of walls in plain sight, or inside the labyrinth to avoid detection until the time is right? In the center of the Labyrinth is a tower which can be entered to give players access to several sniper spots, but beware...whilst they give you a good view of the maze below, can be easily spotted. There are several small dueling areas, but almost the entire map is good for wall walks and fast, furious saber fights. ---------------- This map has many hidden features so there is always more to find. Oh and did I mention that it is haunted? Couldn't have said it better myself. :D Fun map, many little death traps set around and I love the spooky sounds! The inside of that tower looks amazing too! Good job on the rocky surfaces, they came out well too, especially the bridge thing! Now THIS is what I call a labyrinth. :D[/quote] Do you know what I've noticed? All of the reviews from years ago were [i]so[/i] short and seemed like they had little effort put into them. I don't know, maybe that's just me. Anyways, nothing really changed in the conversion process. I saw no major bugs and/or glitches. Usually you see them after a map conversion, but I didn't happen to notice any. If anybody finds any, feel free to list your findings in the comment section. I'd like to say that there was a lot of good memories on this map. I remember years ago, on Halloween, I played on this map [i]all[/i] night long. Ah, the memories.. >_> Overall, this turned out to be a great conversion. I'd like to thank the original author, Claxon, for a fantastic and scary map! Also, thanks to Azenin for the physical conversion. Once again, I'd like to apologize for not reviewing this in time! Nevertheless, this is a fantastic map. This is definitely worth a download if you played the JK2 version, or want to play an awesome Halloween map! :D [b]New Models:[/b] Aye [b]New Music:[/b] Aye [b]New Textures:[/b] Aye [b]Bot Support:[/b] Aye [b]Gamemodes:[/b] FFA / CTF / TFFA ~Syyrax




Nar Shadda Landing Zone 17 | 23.57 MB

of the particpants on forums. Starting with a single, untextured room with a rough design and no obvious draws to any particular style of planet in the SW universe, the first 'reciever' was asked to expand the room, add to it, and texture it. Start a style, in other words. But, they only had a week, which meant they could not go too far and leave too much of a mark. The map was then passed on to a second participant who then expanded with their own imagination ontop of the work of the first. And so, through 8 participants, a map was born, overseen by Pande (who made some last minute bot routing and map changes :D) heavily scripted by the final participant, NAB622 (on top of/modifying previous scripting done in the map previously). The entire idea of the map, from the begining, was to stuff as much detail into a small duel map as possible, and I think the team duly succeeded. From floor patterns to machinery to lights, this map is stuffed full of stuff to look at. And thanks to serious scrutiny by members of the team, no area is left unoptimized or not hinted. You can be sure of maximum FPS possible in the map while playing. :)[/quote] You've seen it here folks. A map, by not 1, not 2, not 3 authors, but [b]8[/b] people worked on this map! It was definitely worth it, too. And... on to the review. You know what this map reminds me of? Doctor Who. The orange lights, rusted metal, platforms and pipes all make me feel like I'm in one of their stories, it's so eerie. An abandoned station, a deserted depot, the lights on, waiting for none. According to the authors, the map really isn't set to a theme, but y'know, I like to set one anyways. On the technical part, the map is full of detail. Every brace, indentation, ridge, and panel is coming out right at you, none of those textures that make it look 3D. 100 hours of work and it has really paid off. Texture quality is amazing, I didn't see any that were blurred or stretched, it's obvious you can tell that they really did a good job with that. Each room was different from each other, meaning that the whole map isn't just a repeat of every aspect. One on side of it, you've got rusted metal, orange lights and catwalks. On the other side, you've got sleek and shiny black paneling, and intricate shapes. The feeling of walking around this place is, as I said earlier, eerie. The music is chilling, it's dark, and it's like you're just waiting for something to jump out at you. It's still, but there are things such as flashing lights and smoke that give it that tiny little effect like it's in motion, it'll give you the creeps if you play this in the dark. The map's design was very professional and unique. Notable details and various spaceships make it feel like it was developed by a big-budget developing company. Only downside is that the item placement is bad. In the FFA version, I can only find 2 guns in the entire map. Yep, that's it. All in all, this map is definitely worth a download to check out. The only bug I could find is when you destroy the benches, pieces of them are left behind, floating in midair. Very good for a fan of suspense, and oh yes, enjoy. ~Authuran




Duel Taris | 15.65 MB

Good choice of music for a duel themed map. [*] Multiple levels of platforms for duelling. [*] Blue fog creates a moody atmosphere. [*] Good architectural detail on the landing pads. [b]Cons:[/b] [*] Skybox doesn't fit with the colour theme of the map and shows through fog. [*] Exterior buildings architecturally simple. [*] Map feels somewhat empty. Note: This map has been given a generalised review to avoid any biasing of the voters. All maps submitted for the contest will be fully re-reviewed after the contest has finished.




Hogwartsv2 | 19.34 MB

keep me for having mediocre expectations for a map based off of the idea. Sadly though, for my first returning review, I am here to report that this is, indeed, what a map should look mid-development. There are several buildings, all just boxes, mostly floating mysteriously above a box of water with no bottom. (Unless you count the skybox as 'the bottom'. Admittedly, the stairs and the room of paintings must have been tedious to arrange, but honest to god, even the addition of proper lighting would have been a huge improvement. I'm not going to tell you how to make a map, but I will say that this needs work. Lots of work. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Bot Routes: No Game Types: FFA Overall rating: One out of ten hamburgers. -Sared




Asteroid: H5 | 20.3 MB

bottom of the pile. Sorry about that man![/b] Asteroids get a pretty bad rap unfortunately, generally being the harbingers of destruction and usually hitting the earth and ending the world. That is not completely fair however, since asteroids can be pretty cool too, afterall they make great heavily defended bases in space and also harbour giant space slugs which can swallow a starship! :eek: This particular asteroid however, you can live in! It has a bar, a racetrack a garden and more. And yes it is clan themed, but don’t worry because the clan references aren’t too in your face and really I think that this would be great for any clan to use. I have always had a soft spot for clan maps, perhaps because I remember the fun I used to have with clan maps years back when I was actually in a clan. This map in particular is one that I can see a lot of people using, it has tons of stuff to do and would keep a clan happy for ages! Basically this is an inhabitable asteroid and there is a little back-story displayed on the loading screen which explains a bit about it and its history, which I think is a neat idea. The whole asteroid has been excavated and built up so that it contains stuff like caves full of plants and spiders and some creepy spiders webs (but thankfully no spiders :P) a council room right on top of the asteroid, a bar (with a garden!) a racetrack and loads of other places crammed into nooks and crannies. One of my favourite places was the main cavern, which has a waterfall, a rope bridge and lots of rooms leading off. For clan purposes, there is a huge main hall with some holograms of the asteroid and plenty of space to meet and also a place that looks oddly like a theatre or something which I presume is used for clan meetings. There is also the aforementioned clan council room right at the top of the asteroid. I really like this map, it just has so much crammed into it and you could go of exploring for ages with your friends into all the little caves and nooks and still not find everything! It’s also fun, since it has a pretty cool (although slightly short) racetrack going around and through the asteroid. And yes, you can also [b]fly[/b] outside of the asteroid, there are a couple of hangars with TIE Fighters at either side of the racetracks grandstand. The area you can fly in is pretty huge as well, and has lots of smaller asteroid chunks floating out there, just be sure not to crash into them! Graphics wise, the skybox is fantastic, with that large planet looming in the sky with the blue corona of its atmosphere outlining the dark side of the planet. Combined with the music the whole map feels very peaceful. As for the map itself, I do think there is room for improvement, mainly in the actual construction of the asteroid, which is very angular in places and need to be smoothed out and made to look more natural and rock like. To be honest though, the map allows you to have so much fun that this may not be an issue really for the people who will get most use out of it. I also think some kind of sign system for the main areas of the map would be good, as the complexity of the map does mean that you can get lost! Overall though, this is a really fun map, and I would definitely recommend it to any clans out there. I really hope to see this map being played on some servers! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA ~Nozyspy~




Chalmun's Cantina | 42.92 MB

Trap map made by Sssid LivingDeadJedi and Sith J Cull a long while back. But this is the first map I have seen in which the author has attempted to make the look and layout as close as possible to the film and other sources. Most Star Wars fans are probably familiar with this location from the films, but how many of you knew that it was actually called [url=]Chalmun’s Cantina[/url]? The cantina is run by a Wookiee called Chalmun, hence the name! [b]Accuracy[/b] As the author says in his readme, he used the “Incredible Locations” cross-section book for the Original Trilogy in the construction of this map, and you can certainly tell! Whilst the accuracy is not 100% spot on, most likely due to the problems with actually building such an odd shaped structure in Radiant, it is very accurate to both the film and the pictures in the cross-section book. Even one of the obscure little details, the basement featuring skeletons buried in some alcoves at the far end! The layout of the interior of the cantina is very close to the diagrams, featuring even the correct placing of the stage from which the band plays. Particularly impressive though is the bar in the center, which features the best looking set of those crazy metal bottles and pipes that I have ever seen in any map! Im pretty sure these are models, since you cant get detail and shapes that good by using patches in Radiant. Either way, the center bar looks fantastic, especially when you have dynamic glow turned on. ;) Since the ‘Incredible Locations’ book doesn’t really show much of the area surrounding the cantina, I cant really comment on the accuracy of the rest of the map, although I did spot a few features that are just about included on the edge of the picture in the book. [b]Architecture[/b] The architecture is also accurate, and very well made considering the difficulty of working with patches in Radiant. I especially liked the ceiling of the cantina, with the beams running across it. Outside features typical Tatooine architecture with plenty of domed buildings and some nice little dome houses as well as a couple of large towers. Another enterable building besides the cantina is a small hanger which features a very accurate T-16 Skyhopper. Again the author used a book here, this time ‘The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels’ to get a very accurate look and dimensions for the ship. The ship is on a platform which you can raise up by pressing the console in the small control room, although don’t get stuck underneath the platform if it comes back down! Personally I think this little area under the platform would be a great place to have a small vent or hatch that you could open and crawl through to escape or take you to another part of the map, just for a bit extra fun! [b]Graphics[/b] The most fantastic part of this map though is the terrain, which I think utilises [url=]Szico’s ‘Horizon Blending’ technique. The results are absolutely fantastic, just take a look at the screenshots below. It actually looks like there is an infinite horizon rather than just a square of terrain surrounded by a skybox, it looks like you could just walk out into the desert... Seeing this map has definitely inspired me to try out this technique too! [b]Improvements[/b] I do feel that there could be some improvements made to the map though, afterall no map is perfect, right? I definitely think that the outside architecture needs some improvement, since it is a little plain. Its not bad, I just think it needs a bit more detail, that’s all. Perhaps a few more crumbling walls, a blaster mark on the wall here and there, rougher edges, etc. I also think that the buildings would look better in more of a brown colour, as opposed to the base JKA white coloured stucco used here. Other than that I think that the shadows need to be improved, perhaps by adding an ‘ambient 15’ command to the worldspawn in Radiant to make them a little less black and using the –filter option when you compile the map to smooth out the shadows a little. The only other thing is that there is no music in the map! Except for the cantina band music playing in the cantina. Although I guess map music would play over the cantina band music and spoil it a bit, it is rather too quiet outside, perhaps adding some sound effects, like some talking people, or a whistling breeze would be good. [b]Conclusion[/b] All in all though, this is a good map, it’s pièce de résistance being the cantina interior and that fantastic terrain horizon blending! An interesting addition is that this file actually contains two maps, one with the cantina and the rest of the surroundings, and one with only the cantina interior. The difference is that the map which has [i]only[/i] the cantina interior also has a blue mist throughout the map. Personally I think this looks more atmospheric that the normal cantina interior. I put this down the patrons smoking too many death sticks! Don’t do it kids, its bad for your health! Anyway, this map is definitely worth a download I think, and I look forward to seeing more of Krattle’s work! :D [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes (Yes, its that famous cantina band music!) [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, Duel (for the interior only map) ~Nozyspy~




Moo Moo's Lasertag Arena | 11.05 MB

was; [b]“MY EYES! MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!!”[/b] However, after playing around on this map for a bit, my reaction turned to; [b]“Whoa, hey, this is cool!”[/b]. If you look at the screenshots below, you may have a similar reaction! This map is [i]very[/i] glowy, as you can see. The whole place is filled with glowing transparent fortifications of various kinds, along with ‘emergency lighting’ style strips on the floor and walkways which show you where the edge is so you don’t fall off, which is useful because the rest of this map is incredibly dark. I am presuming that this map is modelled after a real Laser Tag arena, and the photos I managed to find on Google seemed to support this. I myself have only ever been to the ‘Laser Quest’ arena at the Trafford Center in Manchester (England, of course), and that wasn’t really quite so glowy as this! Nevertheless, as some of you probably know by now from my previous reviews, I love glowy stuff! That isn’t the only reason I love this map. It is very reminiscent of the movie Tron in its style and also Darth Norman’s Jumpspace map that I reviewed three years back (almost exactly to the day!). Man I feel so old now! :eek: Ehem, anyway, moving on… I am glad to see that this map has CTF support, as the fact that it is laid out in two halves, with red glowy things on one side, blue glowy things on the other with some neutral green glowy objects in the middle, makes this a perfect layout for a CTF map. Even though it also supports FFA and Team FFA. There are some great areas for gun battles in here, especially the ramps leading up to the walkways, which are protected by staggered barriers that look like energy shields. As I said above, the ‘emergency lighting’ style glowy strips along the edge of the walkways, and around the doors both look cool, and stop you walking into the wall or falling to your death! A cool extra that has been included is a custom skin to go with the map. The skin is covered in glowy green lines, which definitely remind me of Tron. Of course, the skin also has red and blue variants for when you are playing a team game. Yet another extra is that there are some files contained in the .pk3 which change your blaster bolts to a green colour, presumably to fit in with the colour scheme of the map and make them look more ‘laser like’. A nice little touch there! As much as I like this map though, there are some things I think need working on. As far as the map structure goes, it is very well made and looks good, however, the pipe like areas where you spawn do look a little bland. I think some ring like supports running around the inside of the pipe, or maybe some different textures would look good. Also, the framerate can get rather low when you look out across the entire map, which I guess is down to the huge amount of glowy things in the map. Turning your dynamic glow off should help with this, but the map wont look nearly as good! So, lets round up a few pro’s and con’s. [b]Pro’s[/b] [*]Good layout for team games, especially CTF. [*]Lots of glowy things! The map really looks great with dynamic glow on! [*]Good use of strategic defences [b]Con’s[/b] [*]FPS can drop quite a lot when you look out over the entire level. [*]Some areas are a bit too dark and it is easy to get a bit lost in these places. [*]The pipe areas where you spawn could do with a bit more detail. Overall though, this is a really cool map, and definitely one of my favourites out of the recent maps I have seen! Keep up the good work Moo Moo! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~




Multiplayer Role Player Level | 11.38 MB

chopping each other up with your lightsaber. But what happens when you mix the two together? Well, you get Role Play of course! Although I have never been into role-playing in JKA myself, I do know that it is very popular. Here we have a map that has been designed for multiplayer role-play / co-op gameplay. The aim is for you and your fellow players to work your way though the maps various traps and puzzles as a team. The readme suggests that this map is best for three players and also says that the record for one player completing this level stands at a whopping 12:30s! The map is evidently a decent size then, and contains plenty of enemies and other features to keep you occupied. I must say that in the time I spent playing on this map, I did have quite a bit of fun, fighting off Reborn’s and Stormtrooper’s and trying to figure out how to open the locked doors. So I imagine it will be even more fun for a group of friends! :) I do think that this map needs some more work though. My main concern is that it is very simple bare inside. I definitely think the map needs some more detail adding; as I often say, some pipes or pillars on the wall or some crates lying around go a long way to making the map more realistic and more fun to play in. Those are just some simple basic suggestions to start off with, but there are many other things that can be added to a map to give it more flavour that you can often only discover by playing around with different ideas yourself. As far as the mapping goes, you definitely need to make sure you caulk any faces of brushes that are not visible to the player. [b]You can select a single face of a brush to texture in Radiant by pressing CTRL, SHIFT and then clicking the left mouse button all together on the face you want to select in the 3D preview window.[/b] So, lets round up some pro’s and con’s: [b]Pro’s[/b] [*] Good size. [*] Plenty of enemies and other features to keep you occupied. [*] Good for role-play and co-op games. [b]Con’s[/b] [*] Needs more detailing as it feels a bit bare. [*] Needs a story to go along with the map, to make it more fun for RP’ing. [*] Some of the objectives need to be a little clearer, as some of them are easy to miss. Overall a decent map here, and I look forward to seeing more of your work mate! If you guys like role-playing or co-op games, then you might like this map. Oh and one more thing, [b]don’t forget to read the comments section in the readme where you will find some hints![/b] ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA ~Nozyspy~




Rusty Bucket Bay | 3.62 MB

a large rustic vessel whose cargo is stlil being loaded and/or unloaded. The ship glares at you with a vile gaze, truly hellbent on castrating all who walk her decks... So, Averus has never played Banjo Kazooie for more than 5 seconds, but he has played itenough to detect a good helping of accuracy. The textures pretty much seem to match the game's cartoonish style, yet the texturing is tolerable enough to actually be used by anyone, methinks. The music is probably straight from the game, and probably fits completely. So there are a couple of secrets here, all of which appear to be accessible in the same manner. They're all rather nice looking, so all in all, this map is a pretty nice little bugger. I daresay I might just...=_=; *gasp* Keep it? New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye? Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Council Building BB | 17.26 MB

planned for a council building. Everything branches out from the main hall in a simple, yet nice floor-plan. Improvements? Bigger. This map needs more places to go. [b]Brush-Work[/b] The brush-work on this map is detailed and simple at the same time. Something that can be rather difficult to do at times, so +1 to the Author for that. If a version 2 is made, I suggest adding a few more details, though. [b]Textures[/b] The texture-work here is particularly nice. One nice touch that I noticed was the carpet in the main hall. Take a look and you'll see what I mean. Improvements? None, really. [b]Lighting[/b] 'Tis a well-lit map, but there were one or two spots that could stand to have a few extra lights in it. [b]Gameplay[/b] Overall, this map is best enjoyed by the dueling, chataholic, racing, RP'ing, and Lugormod communities. And maybe movie groups as well. [b]Notable Features[/b] Racetrack: Bespin at night, in-depth background, twisting track, start/finish, swoops, and a barrier for the pre-start of the race. What more could you possible need? Council Room: Seats your leaders. All it needs is a secret or two. :P Obstacle Course: It's like dodging trip mines, but without the blowing up part. Nicely done. [b]Secrets[/b] THE SECRETS ARE AS FOLLOWS: Just kidding. I'm not THAT nice... Averus might be, but not me. :P Seriously though. It's clear that the author put some real effort into hiding the secrets. Bayoon, for making secrets that have proven difficult to find without cheats, you get a [b]cake[/b] ~Crazy New Textures: Yes Bot Routing: Yes New Shaders: Yes New Music: No Gametypes: FFA, TFFA




Hyperbolic Time Chamber | 10.83 MB

a bit of searching around, I found out that it was a [url=]location from the Dragon Ball anime series[/url]. I still have no idea what it does though, because I haven’t finished reading the article yet! :P Anyway, looking at the picture featured in that article I can definitely see that this is an accurate representation of this location, including those giant sand timers on either side. I have to mention the sky however, as that is the part of the map that blew me away. Inspired by the sky in Rgoer’s ‘Docking tower Seven’ map, DarthStevenus here has made a fantastic looking sky, which swirls around the map and has some wonderful colours in it. In fact it kind of reminds me of an Aurora, or perhaps a winters evening when the sky is awash with many colours. So good job there mate! :thumbsup: The building in the middle of the map is pretty small, but like I said, it is an accurate representation of what appears in the anime series. You can walk off the edge of the paved area though, because there is an invisible floor around the map, so you won’t fall to your death. I must admit, the first time I tried this it was a bit of a weird feeling, since I am used to falling to my death when walking off the edge of what looks like solid ground! Another nice touch was the clock on the building…which runs backwards! Obviously something to with what the Hyperbolic Time Chamber does I presume. As far as bugs are concerned, I couldn’t see any, although for improvements I would work a bit more on giving the textures a bit more depth, though I understand that they are supposed to look animated. Its just that they look a little too flat in places. Overall though a very cool nap here, I especially loved the music, which fits perfectly with the map, and is from the Dragon Ball series itself. What more could you ask for! :D Good work here mate, I look forward to seeing more from you! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Christmas in Helix | 29.64 MB

Saturnali-- Christmas. So, according to our author, this is a representation of a certain town in....somewhere in the world. Naturally, a few creative liberties were exercised, as very few towns in the world have a catapulting ski-jump leaping through a hoop, save for perhaps the village near my tower, but that's more of a catapult into a Gorgon's rectum. So, as would be expected, there's a lot of houses, buildings, plenty of snow, and of course, some fun gadgets to mess around with. Seeing as the author gave it some reasonable effort and did what he could within his time restrictions, I'll let the rather geometric architecture slide...except for one area, namely the back of this one house marked by the missing back wall! C'mon now, I know there's no reason for us to be back there, but you could have at least put a brush there and covered up your proverbial handiwork. Oy, even as I write this review, I'm finding more lazy mistakes, but I'm just going to let them slide in the spirit of the holidays...for now =_=. Moving on to the missing textures, even though he mentioned them, they probably should have been addressed at the very least. That tree's missing texture is extremely detrimental to the seasonal immersion. =_o along with the train. I think the absolute best thing about the map was definitely the choice of music, but I guess that's just my personal opinion since it's one of my favorite Alvis Time songs. Oh, wait, I meant Christmas. Yeah, whatever ⌐_⌐ So honestly, looking from his description, I'm gonna have to say he did pretty decently. Granted, nothing seemed to work out as he planned, but it's good to see that he tried his best. Maybe next Christmas you'll have more time to make a better version, huh? So yeah, it's already 2009, but hell, I COMMAND YOU TO AT LEAST SEE THE FRUITS OF HIS WORK =_=..plox. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Halls of Torture | 8.82 MB

gnashed my teeth in joy. A hall dedicated to the best hobby around: mindless torture. Well, I decided for the heck of it to take a peek. The premises? She is simple: Apparently Jaden was too incompetent to escape the Sith's grasp and now you have to get out. The level itself is very short. After busting out of your cage, you're immediately greeted by REBORN. Old reborn, at that. So, a few hack n' slash battles later, you basically have to weasel through a few passages, take in the scenery, and then hand the younger Tavion's ass back to her. Find the nice little escape route and bam, you're done. So, how was it, Averus? Eh, could use some work. The author's intent was to create a horror-oriented atmosphere. Whilst the choice of music was good, the rest of it was sort of, well, plain. The choice of textures for the area was great, but every so often you'd run into this big splat of what I presume to be blood. It really didn't work too well because the blood was bright and glowing, as if irradiated. Also, this same texture was repeated wherever he put it, thereby sort of ruining the realistic immersion. I think the best use of that texture, glow included, would be down in the pit's bottom, where the bones of the fallen have congregated to wallow in their own self-pity until I animate them into something useful. Brush design and architecture were splendid. There were a few rooms in particular that really emulated a Sith dungeon. In fact, a good number of them did. Some of the contemporary technological gizmos (speaking of which, how do those strange torture devices in that one hall work? XD) and the glowing sort of put off the theme a bit, but otherwise you couldn't go wrong. Challenge? Well, considering you had to manually change the map, that all depended on your last save. If you can handle the stock NPCs, it won't be too irritating. The journey's pretty short anyway. Overall, I would definitely suggest making a new map with a similar theme. See if you can upgrade the horror element. Hanging bodies/skeletons, more variations on the blood, maybe a head on a pole or two; see what you can scrounge up. Also, like any good mapper, I would suggest buffing up on Radiant and its functions. Your ending was pretty abrupt, and it would probably make things feel a little more fluent if you at least put a centered message or at least fade out to credits to make it at least feel like you've accomplished something. Despite that, it's definitely a nice shot, especially for a darker atmosphere. I'm done =_= make your decision, oggle the screenshots, do as you must. Aim your bandwidth cannon 25 degrees to Port, and FIRE AWAY! New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Onossia Jedi Academy | 24.36 MB

night-time one. Whilst only a few of the areas (namely the ones that are open to the sky) have different night-time lighting and sky textures, the difference in feeling between the two versions is quite noticeable. I have reviewed plenty of Academy themed maps whilst I’ve been around here, but I must say this one is rather unique out of all the ones I have seen. It does of course have all the necessary Academy features, such as a dorm / bedroom area, saber duelling rooms, large open communal areas and of course the ever present council room and secret areas that only those in the leadership of the clan traditionally know how to get to. The unique feature I am talking about is the actual texturing of the map. Generally speaking Academy themed maps tend to use a lot of Yavin textures, since the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin is the most well known ‘Jedi Academy’ probably followed closely from the Dantooine Academy from Knights of the Old Republic. This map has plenty of Yavin textures, but the unusual thing is that they seem to be mixed in with rather a lot of Bespin textures as well. I would never have thought of putting the two together since the old weathered Yavin stone textures wouldn’t seem to go very well with the relatively new, clean metallic Bespin textures. However whilst there are certain areas in this map where they didn’t fit together very well, on the whole I was quite surprised to find that they generally fit together pretty well in this map. The architecture is a similar mix between rounded structures, and the more traditional angular Yavin style architecture. Overall though, like the texturing, the two styles work pretty well together. One thing is for sure, this map is [b]huge[/b] and there are loads of places to explore, one of which I thought was a nice little nod to the Dantooine Academy out of KotOR. One ‘crossroads’ has a feature in the middle, with some basins full of water, and a tree at the top, with an open skylight above that. If I remember rightly this is exactly what was featured in some concept art for the Dantooine Jedi Enclave under level that featured in Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords. I cant remember whether that area made it into the final game, but I do remember that piece of concept art as it was one of my favourites. Also along the Dantooine Academy theme, this map features the music from the Dantooine Academy level of KotOR, which is another nice touch. Some other areas that are of particular note are the Council rooms (yes, there seems to be more than one council room!) an outside courtyard area and the expansive, secret, underground labyrinth. There are definitely some areas I feel could be improved upon though. One of the main ones was the scenery you can see outside some of the windows. The hills and such you can see through these windows are rather too angular and do not look natural enough, I definitely think these need to be softened a bit to make them look more natural and organic. Another less noticeable area that needs some tweaking are the stairs. Don’t forget to place a wedge shaped brush covered in the ‘noclip’ texture over the stars, so when you run up them, you go up smoothly, rather than bouncing up and down as you step up each step. Lastly I would suggest continuing working on texture combinations and architectural details to really polish this map up to a brilliant shine. ;) All in all though, good work here! What is more, I couldn’t find any clan logo’s or references in this map, so it should be suitable for all clans to use, which is always a bonus. If you guys like the look of it, give it a download! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA ~Nozyspy~




D-Legion Monolith | 48.38 MB

hard to find anything that was changed and/or new, so here's basically what I could find: - New Ambient Sounds: There were some screams and a new bridge creaking noise. Trouble is, I do mean "noise." It's looped repetitively to a point, and the screams basically come out of nowhere in a silent map. They really didn't add much atmosphere - New Arena down at the bottom of the chasmed conference room: A couple new teleporters will take you to a simple chain-held arena where an abyss once was. - New Skybox in Skull Castle Area: Sort of looks like Halo now, although in some ways it doesn't. (at least to me, seeing I've only played Halo 1) - Secret to ruining the game: Whilst I'm not sure if this was in the last version or not, I noted a very very very potent secret, which I normally wouldn't reveal, but seeing as it could mean the difference between staying and leaving the server, I'll speak'th it: Basically there's this one button in the map called the "Annihilation of the Universe" button. In essence, when pressed, EVERYONE(including the presser,) dies. What makes it worse is that everyone dies PERMANENTLY, in a matter of speaking. Every time you respawn, you automatically "fall to your death." It sucks horribly if you're in a crowded server and someone finds the button whilst you're having fun. - The rancor below the throne room is audible now. - There seems to be a new hatch on the giant tank: albeit I'm not sure how it can be opened from the outside. - The castle and monolith seem to be linked now, although whether that was in the other version remains to be seen. Overall, the changes here seem to be very minor to warrant a full 2.0, but ah well. My mind is too weary and battered to think of anything cunning or witty, so commence bandwidth destroying as you will -_-; New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Imperial Bunker | 32.44 MB

hit'. Let's begin with the technical details: the simple 'Does it work or no?' question. While the author says that it was intended for multiplayer use for FFA, team FFA, and dueling, it doesn't work for any of them. I tried to start it up in multiplayer and each time I got in-game my JKA crashed. Okay, so half of the map's purpose scratched off the board right there. Now I tried singleplayer and, lo and behold, it worked! Unfortunately it wasn't really as spectacular as he makes it out to be. You start off at a different place just about every time you play the map in singleplayer which can be quite confusing, and there's a number of missing textures such as on the Z-95 landing pad. The textures that aren't missing are generally over-used and too small so you get the bad tiled-texture-effect. The missing textures can be overlooked however, but the different spawning places just becomes a bigger problem when added with another little thing: screwy triggers and whatnot. For example: A door will open from one side and you go outside. Once outside you want to get back in but you can't. There's absolutely no way to open the door. You try to jump over the building to get another door but OH NOES! THERE'S AN INVISIBLE WALL KEEPING YOU IN YOUR PRISON! You try to jump off the side to get into the water so you can swim around to another door but OH NOES! THE WATER IS INSTA-DEATH WATER! You die as soon as you hit it! Another example would be that going in one door doesn't trigger an event needed to continue through the map, so you have to go back and around to ANOTHER door in order for the event to be triggered. This was one helluva confusing map. Another little thing that confused me was one of the rooms with what appear to be holding cells. The only problem is that in the holding cells are stormtroopers, snowtroopers, imperial officers, and skeletons. >_> If this is an IMPERIAL bunker, then how come there are IMPERIALS being imprisoned? Put rebels in there or something. I heard no music playing either as I navigated through the bunker so I checked the PK3 file. There is indeed a music file but it doesn't play; it's probably for the better though since the music he chose doesn't fit the map at all. If the music DID work, what you would hear is 'Sweet Child O'Mine' by Guns N'Roses. Now I know this is a pretty decent song but honestly. It doesn't fit the mood AT ALL; why play a light-hearted rock song in a Star Wars Imperial military establishment? This map has too many problems and is too frustrating. Try to fix the multiplayer so it doesn't crash, fix all the triggers and doors, and fix the NPCs and music; then resubmit it. Then hopefully I'll be able to give it a decent review. ~Laam'inui




Atlantica - Source Files | 10.92 MB

education, and guide to making the custom admin keycodes for use in your server. You naturally [b]must[/b] have this map in your base, and whilst I'm uncertain, minimum of GTK Radiant 1.4.0 is needed, although I can hardly see any reason why those brave 1.5 users can't use them. Then again I never played with 1.5.0 that long, because Szico whined and begged me to convert, like the wuss he is >_> XD I'm done here =_= *throws sticks* - Averus Retruthan




The Animatrix: Training Dojo | 8.55 MB

such, brought some good old fashioned nostalgia. The second time warp brought me back to the old memories of the Animatrix movie...compilation. As such, I recall the Final Flight of the Osiris piece. This duel map represents the rather sensuous opening scene between the two duelists whose names evade me. Accuracy wise, I'm not sure the author could have gone too astray, given how most of the matrix dojos seem roughly the same. As such, I will give the author credit for at least emulating the matrixal atmosphere, right down to the actual featured music. Textures are rather expertly crafted, and are quite exquisite. The only "flaw" in this map? No .arena file, so you'll have to manually map to animatrix_dojo. Other than that, a solid and relatively complete package. Bandwidth suggested/demanded.[/quote] Congratulations. You now get it for JK3. GET! =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye(More of an easter egg) Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Valley of the Jedi | 6.24 MB

a thousand years before what we see in Star Wars Episode I. And yes I did have to look that up to get the details. :P This place should be familiar to anyone who played the original Dark Forces games, and Jedi Outcast (where it briefly featured). Personally, when I say this map in the JK2 cut-scenes during the Single Player game I always wondered why the developers hadn’t made it into a proper map. Somewhat embarrassingly I never actually played the two original Dark Forces games. Back when they came out I was still pretty new to computers, and I had no idea these games existed. My Jedi Knight odyssey started with the Mysteries of the Sith demo I got bundled with my new computer way back then. Even then it took me ages before I finally managed to figure out how to play it… Ehem, I will stop embarrassing myself now…moving swiftly on! Though I never played the original game with the Valley featured in, I have seen enough videos, screenshots and artwork to have a very good idea of what the location is like. In fact, personally this is one of my favourite locations and I have considered making a map of this before. But I am incredibly slow at mapping, so that never materialised! :P Thankfully Plasma has released a map of it! (with a little persuasion from me ;)) Now as Plasma says in his readme: [quote] This map was originally created by Raven and included as a sample map in Jedi Outcast.[/quote] However, don’t let that put you off, as he then goes on to say: [quote] Azuvector bugged me to do a VOTJ for MB2's new duel mode so I ended up fixing it up, adding some new textures as well as other stuff.[/quote] And from comparing this with the Base JK2 version of this map, I can say that the author has made some very big improvements. Firstly, the force ‘well-spring’ in the middle (the big orange glowy thing in other words) has been changed quite a bit from the original. For one, it now actually glows, and since JK2 doesn’t support dynamic glow (at least not to my knowledge) Plasma must have added a glow shader to the effect, which as you can see is very effective. Added to that are new textures which can be seen in the form of floor tiles in various parts of the map. They are well done and I think add some nice textural detail that was lacking in the original JK2 map. Also, although it gets quite dark at the edges of the map, you can make out that Plasma has also added various architectural features around the outside edge of the map. To me these look like entranceways or temples, and I think they add a good feeling of depth to the map that was also missing in the original. The map is only available in Duel and Power duel modes, which I think was the right choice. Though you could have a small FFA in here, its much better suited as a Dual oriented map. The music fits very well, and the cinematic feel of the map is sure to make for some enjoyable duels! As with all maps there are a few things I feel could be improved upon. The main one is that as far as I have seen, in other pictures of the Valley of the Jedi, the ceiling is meant to be covered in huge carved heads and faces. This is understandable though, putting that kind of architectural sculpture into a map would be a difficult task. Still, if it could be done, I think it would add much more detail and depth to the map. Apart from that, all I could recommend is that it would be good if some new textures were made to replace the original Base JK2 ones, which aren’t quite as good quality as the rest of the textures in Base JK2 I feel. All in all then a very big improvement over the original JK2 map that this was made from, with new glowy effects, features and textures among other things. This map is definitely going to stay in my base folder I think. ;) Well, if you are a fan of the original Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight game or just like the look of this map, I recommend a download! [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel, Powerduel ~Nozyspy~




Sith Valley | 4.12 MB

after loading up this file the way the readme describes is that it\'s more than just a simple SP map. The main menu has been changed. It now features a shot of the level with the title at the top. Upon clicking the new game button, I found that I couldn\'t choose a difficulty. A minor annoyance. It was nice to see the camerawork at the start of the level, but it felt a little jerky. It did it\'s job, though, which was to point out where to go. The overall layout of the level is pretty good. Items and enemies are well placed from what I have played of the level. It starts out easy enough, and seems to get more difficult as you go along. There\'s some cool secret areas around, and some puzzles that a skilled jedi should be able to get through without too many problems. The only problem I ran into is that once I got to what I think was the area shown in the opening cutscene, nothing happens. After wandering around for a little bit, I just gave up. I\'m not sure exactly if I was just missing something, or if there isn\'t a proper end to the level, though. There\'s no voice acting to it, and almost no plot to the level, but it is still a fun and well-built level to run around and play in. I would recommend a download to those who still play SP.




Jk3 Liberty | 25.26 MB

lame. Anyway. It\'s an urban map, something of a ghetto theme. Divided into two prominent districts and with some nice toys. There are several buildings, including a restaurant, diner, a recording studio, an army surplus store (hehehe), and a subway, which is actually an expanded portion of MageC\'s previously released [file=\"88896\"]Metro[/file] map. The sewer is a nice touch even if it is a dead end. Overall the architecture is simple enough to not impact performance, but not too simple as to look downright basic. There are some niggles and bugs I found. One or two instances of slight gaps in the architecture, where the floor doesn\'t quite meet the wall leaving a window into the void. MageC also failed to caulk any sides not visible to the player, this is extremely noticeable with the glass in the restaurant. One or two cases of badly scaled architecture were present, as were one or two instances of bad texture scaling. On the plus sides, the bus was a very nice touch, and the \'arcade machines\' used for vehicle spawning don\'t actually look out of place at all. There\'s quite a bit of detail and enough in the map for some good roleplays or FFAs, so I\'d say check it out. It\'s not half as bad as I expected, to be honest - but then, I have a naturally low expectation of all urban maps. Oh, by the way. I found the hidden room. Woot. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] No [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Meshes:[/b] No [b]Custom Audio:[/b] No




Star Forge Observation Deck | 19.02 MB

recognize this map as a pretty high quality recreation of the observation deck of the Star Forge, where the final battle between your character and Darth Malak takes place. This map, though not a 100% perfect recreation, does a very admirable job of recreating the location, complete with Force harvesters, big wires everywhere, and one amazing skybox courtesy of MaceCrusherMadunusus. While this version certainly has a brighter, more yellow feel than the original, most of the proportions and details are there and relatively spot on, creating a wonderful ambiance and a wonderfully accurate overall feel for the whole map. The brush and patchwork are also excellent. It\'s obvious a lot of blood sweat and tears were put into this map and it goes a lot farther than a lot of similar maps would! Now for the super fanboys I\'ll cover some of the inaccuracies and bugs. First of all don\'t try to devmap this map like I did. It\'s not designed for free for all and doesn\'t even have the appropriate spawn points, so it\'ll crash. Just use it for duel like it was meant to be. Secondly die-hard fans will notice that some details are slightly inaccurate, such as the backs of the harvesters on the raised platforms and some other minor details, and that some details are missing entirely, such as the two locked doors on the lowered dead-end ramps. This doesn\'t particularly bother me since I didn\'t know they were there in the first place (heck, if you went down there in KotOR Malak would destroy you!). One last thing I wanted to mention was that I did notice some untextured faces on the bottom of the back of the harvester, which I assume never got uncaulked, so that may deserve some attention. Perhaps if a fix is planned the harvesters could be looked at to be given the appropriate effects as seen in KotOR. wink Overall I\'d say it\'s a great map to add to the KotOR collection. It\'s a memorable location, and now you can have your own epic duels while observing the battle for the Star Forge! Just remember... duel only![/quote]Shadriss has whipped together a quick fix for some of the bugs in the original release. The fixes here include corrections to the spawn points, the addition of ffa game type, a texture fix for the Force harvesters, and an aesthetic glow addition to the harvesters. A great and surely much appreciated fix! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]Game Modes[/b]: duel, power duel, ffa ~Inyri




Apple Station | 6.12 MB

kind of booth and a door came down so I could exit. This map is a space station in the middle of space with various different rooms to accommodate your needs. Ill go through the bad area’s of the map to start with. Something that really does my head in, is some of the textures people tend to put in there maps these days. Lots of grey and random things that don’t go. This map is a good example of this, but only in some areas. Some of the rooms textures really just weren’t that great. Dull in places and just not matching. Saying that, there are some nice ones here and there. Now to the more positive parts of the map. There are a lot of nice area’s in this map. I particularly liked the cantina, even though some of the textures got to me, the generally architecture is pretty decent. I liked the fact it sort of had a SWG feel to it, due to the fact it has built in booths on the walls for people to sit in. I also liked the dueling room that had a sort of platform in the middle and was in a ball of sorts. That was a nice variation to your normal duelling room, so kudos to the author there. Another feature I liked, was the fact you could go flying. However though, as soon as you launch out, you get a warning error to head back to the station or you will blow up -.-. That was quite amusing but you tend to blow up either way. For improvement, I would suggest working on your textures mainly. The general architecture isn’t bad at all, but the textures really do not do it justice. Some nice original idea’s here though, and I look forward to more work from you in the future. -|Jorka Sho'Hen|- Bot Support: Yup New Textures: Yup New Sounds: Nope New Music: Yup Gametypes: FFA




Valley of the Dark Lords | 2.07 MB

portay a section of the Valley of the Dark Lords. While architecturally good, the textures on certain buildings doesn\'t seem to match Korriban\'s choice of building materials. One looked like it was made out of pure rock, giving it a look of some other civilization whose name I can\'t put my finger on...I want to say it looks like Adobe but I\'m not sure if that was it =_o. While you wander in the map, it gives you sort of a Korriban feeling. It feels pretty solid. The only problem I would have had with it had to be that it wasn\'t very detailed in terms of areas and places you could go. Definitely built for those interested in fighting in such a setting. BALLISTIZE BANDWIDTH =_= or be cast into the Moonchild Domain. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Blade Runner Map | 24.22 MB

a Blade Runner map would be a good addition to JKA ^_^. As soon as I got in-game I could tell this would be exciting to explore. Although small due to its game type, this map definitely caught my eye straight off and a lot of features reminded me of the first scene in Blade Runner. It was a few weeks ago I thought Hexes's Ghetto map had a hint of Blade Runner in it, and was hoping for his version two to have the famous noodle bar in it. My dreams came true when I came to the bar stationed on the side of the road. Takes you right back to the film in a lot of ways and even though this is a duel map, it still has a very futuristic and Sci-Fi feel about it, so it automatically goes well with Star Wars ;). The rain sets the mood for this map as well, it was raining in the actual film a lot as well so this was a good touch for the overall feel. Textures are spot on and we also have one of the vehicles used in Blade Runner parked on the side of the road. In some places though, the map seemed a little, boxy. I'm not a mapper myself but it just didn't look right in various parts of the map. As well as an outdoors to the map, we have an indoor room that looks a lot like a lobby area. I could definitely see a lot of potential for fun in this map. The music is also perfect. Vangelis did the original Blade Runner music and its found its way into this map as well. I cant really find anything wrong with this map at all. Its the perfect size for dueling and it does look a lot like Blade Runner, and probably the best you can get it in JA resemblance wise. You wont be disappointed if your a Blade Runner fan. Even if your not, I still suggest checking this out, and the movie as well. Overall a good addition to JA and I'm sure a lot of you will be interested in this map! Give it a download if you like what you see. -|Jorka Sho'Hen|- [b]Bot Support:[/b] Nope [b]New Music:[/b] Indeed - Blade Runner Blues composed by Vangelis [b]New Textures:[/b] Indeed [b]New Models:[/b] Nope [b]Game types:[/b] Duel




Endor Assault | 29.59 MB

TFFA, and CTF. Suffice to say, the map wasn\'t intended for much else, I would surmise. There is both a small exterior and a medium-sized interior of the bunker that held the shield generator. Outside, if you look up, you can see your friend the Death Star staring down at you. What confused me was why it was pointing downward, but I will not question this decision. The interior felt somewhat empty, filled with boxes and corridors, and occasionally some generator related items. Otherwise, didn\'t feel inhabitable. However, I realize this was made for strict gameplay and not for realism XD The outside was beautiful, the grass plush and green, and I must say the water was quite malevolent. I daresay you completed the look of a forest moon, albeit I don\'t remember Endor being that deep of a green, but that\'s just me again XD. Overall, I daresay that you could use this for a number of reasons. Very lovely map, human =_= you have appeased the Camel god..for now. BANDWIDTH IS TO BE DEMANDED, of get downloading. =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Fortress of Solitude | 9.97 MB

platforms of ice. One is raised and armed with icicles that don't hurt you. Add sets of ice walls and a roof, a couple ice columns,some snow effects, and bam! =_= It's a nice map, albeit it's not a very entertaining one,This may merely be me. THOSE WITH SUPERMAN LORE WOULD BE WISE TO ROAR AND SUBMIT BANDWIDTH. New Textures: Nay New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Hoth Hangar | 2.87 MB

Hoth base, perhaps a representation of the Empire Strikes Back base. The map is relatively medium sized, but the biggest problem seems to be the framerate. Throughout the map, I was kept at a constant 14-30 FPS, and I have a pretty good system, despite its age.The music doesn\'t work, so I suppose he didn\'t include it in the pk3 I suppose. Kind of boring with a silent map, as there isn\'t much ambience sound. Looking past all that, however, it was a pretty nice map, architecturally and lightly speaking =_=. My suggestion is definitely to fix the FPS and sounds. Clear that up, and I\'d say you\'d have a pretty nice map New Textures: Nay New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Tatooine Nights | 42.51 MB

on. It was a simple reason, to be honest. To start from the beginning, the author\'s mission was to simply recreate a Tatooine space port district at night. There\'s just one part that was added that most mappers don\'t add: Ambient NPCs. It was quite impressive to watch the stormtrooper patrol along the perimeter, until they started shooting at me. Then I had to unleash the power of my Scythe =_O+ So, in terms of role-play ability, I would say this map is pretty set for it, at least for a decent scene. Our district contains: - A cantina(complete with bandstand) - A speeder dealership(with some interesting goods =_,=) - A droid dealership(run by Jawas. Owned by me,although no one knows that =_,=) - A barracks/storage warehouse of sorts.(Filled with stormtroopers) - A huttese merc base(you can tell its owned by a hutt given the large platform used to accompany their blubber) - A landing pad Afterall, what\'s a space port without the landing zone? =_= In general, I would say this map will show up soon on role-play servers, methinks. There\'s no reason not to have it, to be honest. I think the only major drawback would be that the stormtroopers and dark jedi would need to be killed off initially due to hostile intent. That, and you can\'t silence the music. That angers Averus greatly =_=. However, the only track that would be of any irritation would be the one in the hutt base. However, that\'s merely me. Overall, a wonderful map. Good for exploring, fighting, and role-playing. Now that\'s a pretty good combo =_,= SUBMIT YOUR BANDWIDTH OR RISK THE WRATH OF HAVING A HUTT DROPPED ON YOU =_=+ New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye(ish) Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




[CONTEST] The Emperor's Throne Room | 8.7 MB

recent JKFiles Duel Map contest, this one being the winner of the Intermediate skill group. As is obvious from the name of the map, this is perhaps one of the most famous locations out of Return of the Jedi; the Emperors Throne Room that sits atop the second Death Star. And a good recreation it is too! ;) First of all lets start off with the size. The map is a pretty decent size for a duel map, it is quite large, but it’s not too large. You could have a good duel in here, as there’s plenty of obstacles to jump over, duck behind and such as well as a couple of different levels to fight your way around. And of course, a couple of staircases as seen in the movie, I dunno why…but dueling up a staircase seems to be quite a popular feature of those old swashbuckling movies, I guess that kinda carried over to Starwars! Now, let’s move onto the architecture and detailing, always important parts of a nice looking and practical map! Firstly the architecture, obviously being a movie location based map, you cant really be as creative as you might an original themed map when it comes to the architecture, because of course its meant to look like the location in the movie! That’s also where the challenge lies, because it’s not easy to make a faithful recreation of a movie location. However Duke has done an excellent job with that here, and I would say…it appears as though he’s been looking through the ‘Inside the Worlds of Starwars’ books (kinda like the cross-section books, but for the locations in the movies rather than the vehicles). I noticed a few parts in this map like the holo-projector which don’t appear in the film, but are shown in a lot of detail in the book, so good job to the author on managing to fit those in! As for the detailing, I would also say that it is well done. Like I mentioned above, the author has managed to fit in even the areas that are not actually see in the movie, but that are in other books and stuff, which is always good. The windows are well made, and I believe they use a texture from JK2 that was used quite a bit on the old Stardestroyer FFA map, which looks good. The author also made the outside look pretty good too, so what you see when you look out of the windows is a pretty accurate representation of what the Throne Room tower actually looked like on the outside. One other thing is the nice rotating elevator doors, good scripting there. ;) Now, as always there are some areas of this map that I feel could be improved upon. The most major thing is the framerate, which was a little low in this map, at least for me anyway. High framerate is always essential to a practical duel map, though I’m sure people with more powerful systems (mines getting a little old, its getting an upgrade soon!) shouldn’t have much problem with that. There were one or two other areas in the map which maybe could have been more detailed, or textures that didn’t quite fit, but apart from that an excellent map here! So lets round up some pro’s and con’s: Pro’s: [*]Good recreation of the movie location. [*]Good brushwork. [*]Good use of lighting and textures, especially for the windows. Con’s: [*]Slightly low framerate for a duel map. [*]Textures in a few places seem a bit out of place. [*]It could do with a little extra detail here and there. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




[CONTEST] Yuuzhan Vong Death Duel Arena | 13.7 MB

before. This arena is designed to look partially alive. The purple tint is a big aid in this, as are the doors built inside the rock walls...they look like heart valves or something. I wish they wriggled or opened...I'd love to see what's behind them. Oh yeah, that purple skybox is incredible. Anyways, the arena is made of rock, and I think it's the perfect size for a duel. There are a few boulders in the middle, and off to one side there's a small entryway/cave bored into the rocks. Inside this area, there are a lot of orange glowing orbs covering the walls. I'm not sure what to think of them, but they add a very errie look to this particular spot. Then we come to the...thingies. I have not the slightest idea what to call them...they're dark and scaly, and look almost like they should be alive. They have many short "arms" reaching upwards and there are orange, glowy lights on the tips. Whatever they are, they litter the map in random places. I had to study them...they look very interesting, and they add a cool touch to the map. Of course, some Yuuzhan Vong expert will come along and link me in the comments to a full definition, I'm sure... :p Lastly, we come to the music. This map had a really interesting track to it. It sounds like it's a little too intense for JA, but when you consider the highly unusual and alien atmosphere, it adds a touch of fear to the map. Overall this is masterful work. There could be some minor changes/improvements, but they aren't necessary. It's good as-is! New textures: [b]Yes[/b] New sounds: [b]No[/b] New music: [b]Yes[/b] New models: [b]Yes[/b] New scripts: [b]No[/b] ~Dretzel




[CONTEST] Water Metropolis | 7.95 MB

some post-modern civilization that redirected water in an artsy fashion around their buildings and let it gather under the main drag...I don't know. It looks very cool, it's just hard to describe. This map offers superb visuals. The colors work out very harmoniously together, the water has a nice shader applied to it, and there are plenty of pillars, doors and random half-broken constructions all over the place. So this raises a question...what used to stand here? Anyways, you spawn on a circular platform in the center of the map. Somewhat typical, yes, but still effective. There are planty of platforms for you to jump toward, although if you miss, beware. There is no way out of the water, so you simply fall into the pit and never resurface. Some of the platforms are moving up and down near the center. I really didn't find any downers here...the music is definitely not what I'm used to hearing, and at first it seemed a little out of place, but as the track progressed, I changed my mind. FPS is good, too. The map is a little larger than your average duel map in appearance, but the actual dueling space is much smaller. This truly is one of ZidZabre's masterpieces. If you play duels, get it now. New textures: [b]Yes[/b] New sounds: [b]Yes[/b] New music: [b]Yes[/b] New models: [b]Yes[/b] New scripts: [b]No[/b] ~Dretzel




Playground | 1.16 MB

inclination [i]wasn\'t[/i] to set it on fire. You know those days. The swings, the slide, the roundy roundy thing you invariably ended up launching yourself off of and breaking your arm... Ahh, memories. So add some trip mines, a lightsaber, and various other weapons of less-than-mass destruction. [i]Now[/i] you\'ve got yourself a playground! It has weapons, it has traps, and it has... a very mountainous backdrop! But hey, with all the funness of a Star Wars playground, who\'d really be paying attention to the skybox? For some unique guns play, or saber play if you so desire, this map\'s surely a necessary download, if just to check out its cool and unique concept. It\'s executed fairly well, too. It\'s aesthetically acceptable, the lighting\'s pretty good, and... It just reminds me of being a kid again! Minus the falling off of the highest point part... *whistle* [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri




[CONTEST] The Bath House | 6.54 MB

map was considered a late entry, and as such was disqualified from competing for a finalist position. All errors have since been corrected.[/i] This map, submitted for the intermediate category, brings us a style and theme which we don't see very often (but rightfully should). It is styled as a bath house. For those of you who are too Generation Y to know what a [i]bath[/i] is... Ha, just kidding. I hope you all know what baths are. Back in the days of yore, there was no running water. Gasp! I know. So they used baths. Often times public bathing structures: bath houses. I foresee an "eww, gross!" coming up at some point, but hey... it was a different time. In any case, this particular bath house must have been for the upper classes, as it is thick with marble, elegant arches and curves, and some very elegant stair cases. I just love the look of this map. Of the submissions, it could very well be my favorite, although this is probably just due to its unique subject matter. The brushwork in this particular map is very well done and quite varied, including both curves and hard edges. I also felt it interesting that the author chose to use unfitting models, such as some of the statues and hanging torches from Korriban, and yet despite this obvious clash they seem to fit in perfectly well. Texture usage is also good. The plain marble walls are broken up a bit more than midway up with a strip of what looks like engraving, and the blue makes for a good contrast with the white. The one texture-related thing that bothers me is the Quake flags. [i]Quake[/i] flags? Really. The map isn't even available for CTF as far as I can tell, so I'm unsure as to the purpose of these banners, being as how this is definitely not one of the Quake games. The only other qualm I had was the lighting. It looks cool, but to a trained eye it defies the laws of physics. Something to consider for the future. Overall a wonderful map. Hopefully this author will participate in future contests as well! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




KOTOR Flight School Final | 43.67 MB

where opposite teams spawn on different bases, fly out, and try to destroy the other base. I was impressed by the hangar bays, where the doors would actually open when you went close to them, and how there were some nice bomber bays in the imperial base. Although…I was disappointed at how biased this map towards imperials. To destroy the rebel base, you can just attack the big tanks on it, which are easy to hit. For the imperial base, you have to fly inside the base and hit little tiny targets. And there isn’t that much flying space either. But other than that, my biggest complaint was that if you leave your ship while within space, you fall. You don’t die until you reach a certain point, you just fall. Another thing is that this map uses (in likelyhood) JA+ animations, or some animations that I didn’t have, because when I died I would sometimes go into a T pose, and I was running a clean base folder so I could use all the vehicles. I liked how this map included several different vehicles you could choose from. (which are interchangeable) I also liked how you could control turrets within the map. Imagine CTF games on this map…those could be fun… with a moderately populated server. There are several things in this map that need improving, like the things I mentioned, but I still liked it a lot. Oh! I almost forgot! When playing in BaseJKA, whenever I attacked and destroyed part of a base, it would broadcast a message using underscores. Encompass the message in quotes, and you shouldn’t have that problem. It might not work, but then it might. Bot Support: Yes New Vehicles: Yes New Music: Yes Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~Zach




Azure Mountain: Alpha Station | 29.11 MB

this or you\'ll be very sad. If you [i]do[/i] like those colors then you\'ll be in heaven. This map makes heavy use of dynamic glow, so you won\'t get the full effect unless your graphics card supports it (and you have it turned on, of course). The map consists of two rooms with a corridor separating them. The corridor features several windows in various places that give a look at the skybox and some cliffs just outside of the complex, definitely supporting the map\'s backstory of being an outpost in the mountains. Each area of the map has plenty of details to make it interesting, from boxes here and there, to glowing decals on the walls, floor, and ceiling, to seemingly random pools of water. You\'ll never run out of things to look at, although the incredibly monochrome nature of this map may begin to make your eyes sore eventually. If you can get past sore eyes, though, the architecture, style, and mood of this map are all wonderful, and I definitely think it\'s worth a download (unless you\'re one of the aforementioned blue haters). [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri




The City of Adana: Fifth District | 15.41 MB

start with the day version. The construction looked nice, the map didn’t look blocky. The buildings seemed fluid and went with the map. But anyways, the texture use was nice, and so was the music choice. I liked how this map was done, with a few minor details: the lighting, and the position of the sun in the skybox. With the way the map was lit you might think it was dusk, while the sun in the skybox isn’t really close to being in the sunset position. And then there’s the fact that it’s easier to see in the night-time version of the map than the day-time version. Now, for the night-time version. It’s just the day version with different lighting, with some brushes missing. The author says there are a few less brushes than in the day-time version, so I’ll take his word on that. Anyways, basically the same map, silly posters and everything, just different lighting. I found this map enjoyable, so you should download it and check it out! Bot Support: No New Music: Yes New Textures: Yes New Models: No New Sounds: No Gametypes: FFA, Team FFA ~Zach




3MJ Space Station | 3.76 MB

good reason, I\'m sure; I doubt running around the station is the main purpose of the map. Once you get yourself outside of the station, the entire thing actually looks rather neat. It\'s basically a big ring, and it looks rather cool from a distance. If you\'re looking for some flying practice, this map may just be perfectly designed for you. While the inside tends to be a bit boring and undetailed, that\'s simply because you\'re not meant to stay indoors! Go grab a fighter and kill something, why don\'t you! [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: No [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri




Mustafar Control Room | 4.18 MB

to be a bunch of duelists reenacting that fateful scene like crazy. Now, seeing as this map is very small, it\'s easy to take a look around. While looking around, one could nod and say: \"Yes, this looks like the place. Man, I should pay Averus all my money!\" The textures look true enough to the movie. Everything\'s in place. There\'s no bot support but there\'s certainly the music to accompany the mood. All that\'s left is for the battle to begin. Other than that, there\'s really not much to say as it\'s just one room. Painfully confining, but that\'s the purpose of a duel room =_O! The End New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




The Korriban Temple | 5.21 MB

is that it\'s a single-player map, but at first it seems to have no purpose. You begin in a room with a couple of Sith statues, and as you progress you fight some random reborn and cultists. You finally end up outside, in a large opening with an X-wing, and the level ends. Or so I thought. I became a bit suspicious when it started loading, and I soon realized it was loading the second Korriban level from the Raven campaign. So I guess the idea is it\'s a level between Korriban 1 and Korriban 2, but since Korriban 1 won\'t point to it, it\'s kind of silly to set it up that way. The level itself is very boxy, and the lighting is really nothing like the default Korriban maps. Several reborns make an appearance, but many of the rooms are really too small to fight them in. The only room that\'s large enough also features a couple of Jedi to help you, but the statues on the far side of the room are missing textures. In the room beyond, the entire room it seems is one big missing texture, which really spoils the mood. Overall it just seems far too short and far too... pointless, really, to be a decent SP map. From what I can gather, it\'s just a \"fight your way through another little section of Korriban on your way to Ragnos\' tomb\" map, except not long enough to have any real substance. And interesting idea, still. [b]New Textures[/b]: No [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri




Ord Mantell Oasis Temple | 16.31 MB

Mantell to get rid of some weapons caches. But the author in this case, has expanded on that, and made an entirely different map! The end product: a big map that's great for FFA's of all types. On to the map itself. It's big, for one thing. And let me start off by saying that the music is excellent for FFA's, meaning that it's fast paced, and fights will go well with it. The weapons in this map are scattered around, Making getting them somewhat of a tedious task, and this can improve gameplay, provided that the guy that grabs the rocket launcher doesn't always use it. I found the architecture to be superb, and the lighting suits the map. While some people might think it to be too dark, it adds suspense to the map. I was impressed with how the lighting around the fires in the map flickered, so yay for detail. There is a waterfall in this map, and that's where just about my only gripe is. My gripe is that the waterfall just goes straight down, and if you move away from it, you can see that it just starts straight down and goes straight down. It doesn't look like it's going over a cliff or anything. I will say one thing. I love the maps that have been coming from the mapping contest that Ockniel is hosting. As for this map, it's wonderful, and I recommend that you download it. New Models: No New Textures: No New Music: Yes Bot Support: Yes Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Zach




Star Destroyer II - Botrouting Patch | 12.03 KB

any smarter than usual, which is a real shame - because bots, like any form of artificial intelligence, are... "limited", to put it nicely. :p [quote]You can have big funny dogfights (yay i tested it) on stardestroyer_ii by adding this mod.[/quote] According to the above quote, the bots will actually use fighters, which is something I'm impressed with as I've [b]never[/b] been able to convince a bot to jump into an X-Wing, no matter what. So, Zap, if that actually works, [i]nice one[/i]! Well, what more can I say? This is a patch for a map, which adds a little offline ability. So, if you've got the map, grab the patch. ~ Kouen PS: Yes, I know I put it in Maps>Free For All. It's here mainly for convenience, since it should show right below the map itself in the directory. [b]Bot Support:[/b] .... Well, duh. ;) [b]Required Files:[/b] [file=62886]Star Destroyer II[/file]




Jedi\'s Hideout | 20.43 MB

that. Let\'s immediately jump into the map, then, shall we? I\'ll start out with what I liked. First of all I liked the fact that it wasn\'t all one color. It was predominantly grey, but each room had a splash of color, ranging from dark green trim to bright red floor decorations to full red carpet. Architecturally each room was interesting - while most of the rooms were boxy, they each had features that made them unique, such as curved pillars or strange light fixtures. The map itself is quite large and seems well-suited for some saber dueling, especially given the fact that there are health and shield packs scattered around the map to make things more interesting. I can see this map being useful for a multitude of purposes. Now on to what could use work. The texturing was okay, but it could have been better. In many areas the textures on the brushes were a bit plain and it seems the author thought to work around this by adding features. The lighting was also wacky. In certain areas it was great, but in others it was either very bright or very dark. You can walk from a very dimly lit hallway to a room with 3000 light entities in it that scream \"SURFACE OF THE SUN!\". Okay, so maybe I\'m exaggerating a little. A happy medium would be good, though - neither style is really awful, but to mix them up so randomly within one map leaves the eyes a bit sore as they try to adjust from room to room. Also there\'s no bot support, which was really a bummer. In terms of what the map offers, I\'d say it\'s probably leaning more toward the \"good\" side with a few issues the author still needs to work on. I definitely like the outdoor section, which seems to have been adequately brightened from version one. It definitely looks like a great place to have a full-out battle with a bunch of your buddies, complete with emplaced weapons. It definitely offers a lot of areas to play around in, so if you were a fan of the first version or like big maps definitely give it a look. Despite the problems I think it\'s definitely worth the download. New Textures: Yes New Models: No New Music: Yes Bot Support: No ~Inyri




Ilum CTF | 17.49 MB

almost two years ago, but LivingDeadJedi never submitted it here. So in that sense, it’s an ‘old’ map, but it’s new to JK3Files! So what’s this map like? Well, considering it’s almost two years old, it’s absolutely incredible. I remember what I was like two years ago…and well, lets not go there. ;) I doubt there are many mappers out there who were just as good two years ago as they are now, but LDJ is one. This map really is massive, there are two large bases, one for the red team and one for the blue (this is a CTF afterall). At the center of each base is the flag base, and nearby, a cool red or blue coloured crystal hanging over a pit which has lava at the bottom! I found the idea of having lava on a snow planet (which Ilum is) a bit strange, but then again, there are volcano’s in Antarctica, so I suppose it’s perfectly possible! However…if you jump down the pits, and onto a ledge that’s only on one side, you will find yourself near a door. And behind that door is a tram! Hop on the tram and it will take you to a bridge near the bottom of the crevasse that separates the flag bases. Then you can take the very cool looking elevator up to the upper platforms. I especially like the use of the girder type texture here, it fits in very well with the architecture. If you’re trying to make a quick getaway with the flag, this is a cool way to escape (or hot considering the lava…). Just make sure you don’t miss the ledge on the way down! Otherwise you really will find yourself in hot water…erm lava. Its kinda a shame though that you cant cross the bridge and hop onto the tram at the other side, then you could go back to your own base (or your enemies). Then you could step out onto another ledge that would shoot you up through the hole and into yours or your enemies flag base. That would make for some interesting gameplay. :P Of course if you want to go the simple (but longer I think) way, you could just run out of the doors in the flag base. Then go through a very nicely made corridor (the architecture and texturing in this particular corridor look superb) and out onto the bridges and platforms that span the top of the crevasse. Then into the other base! However, you might find yourself falling pray to snipers…as the roofs of the bases are accessible via a very unusual but cool looking elevator system! It’s just a shame you cant smash the skylight and rappel down into the flag base. :( All in all a very nice map here…HA! You thought I had finished didn’t you! :P There’s more…also included in the .pk3 is a second map. Its exactly the same to this, only, its snowing. And there’s also a nice pale blue fog, which adds a nice feeling to the map. The FPS in this map is also a bit better I think. That brings me onto my next point; bugs. Overall the map is superb in build quality, architecture and texturing. The main gripe I had with this map was that the FPS in some areas is very low. Now this map is a CTF and so would have lots of players on it in a proper match and this would decrease the FPS even further. However though, the FPS in many areas was decent enough for good gameplay. Probably the worst area for FPS is when you look out from one base, right to the other base on the other side of the crevasse. The only other thing is that on the Snowing version, some parts of the terrain have bluish triangles all over them. I’m presuming that’s something to do with the fog and the terrain shader reacting strangely, but I’m not sure. Apart from that though, this map is excellent. :) I still can’t believe that its almost two years old! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: CTF ~Nozyspy~




Jedi Temple Battle Map | 9.23 MB

that I really like, and then there are parts which I really don't like. As a gameplay map, this certainly doesn't have the best layout, and the framerate is far from good, but it is acceptable. Architecturally, it is a gold mine. Unfortunately, this particular mine only has sparse deposits of gold. Although what architecture there is is very aesthetic, it just isn't consistent. Some rooms, such as the medical lab, are incredible, as are most of the areas of interest, but in between the focal areas, there's huge sections of repetition and several lapses in quality, such as in the long hallway overlooking the city, and the archives, which were by far the worst places. :( The lighting also lets this map down somewhat - mostly because it seemed very blurred and unfocused - lacking definition, but also because there were a great many unsourced lights, or rather the sources didn't match the illumination. There was also some 'splodge' lighting in the circular room with the globe, but that was kept to a minimum. I did like the use of the player models as statues though; they looked very impressive from a distance. Not so good from up close I'll admit, but it's good to see people taking the initiative and moving away from the overused Korriban ones. :D The other small problems included small areas of Z-fighting, missing noises on doors, models you could shoot through, (use physics_clip to combat that) misaligned textures and mismatched patches, which left gaps between the seams. Aside from these small errors though, as a whole, the quality is above average. I do think including the council chamber/meeting room would have been a good idea though! But not including bot-support was a very BAD idea. New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Mountain Temple | 15.79 MB

the word. The temple itself is very reminiscent of the Pantheon, right down to the open dome with the small circle of light playing across the inside of the centralized dome. Okay, can you tell Greek history and mythology was one of my favorite subjects in school? Enough of Greek history, though. I don't want to bore you all to tears. So let's take a look at the isolated aspects of the map. The map itself is a floating island, so to speak, surrounded by a mountainous skybox which I thought was just beautiful. The texturing here is excellent, as is the placement of little "extras", such as the short broken "walls" placed strategically throughout the map, behind which is a weapon of one kind of another. These make for good places to pick up a gun and snipe off your opponents, while crouching behind the fallen bricks to avoid an early demise. On one side of the map is a pair of bridges which lead to an underground walkway and stairwell. I found it to be especially good because, while the stairwell itself was bland (it's underground, though, so bland and undecorated is to be expected) the lighting actually came from a source, and was well-done. The lighting, however, brings in a decidedly [i]non[/i]-Greek element to this map, as most of the lighting in this map seems to come from crystals which are either mounted on the wall, or in case of the temple itself mounted onto statues. So on to the temple itself. The design is simple on the inside. It consists of a central chamber with several statues in the "corners" - there are no corners because it is a round chamber, however the placement of the statues, as well as some of the surrounding pillars, gives the illusion of corners, which I find incredibly interesting. The "lights" in the temple give it a blue glow, giving it an aura of mystery, somewhat like that which surrounds the Greek pagan mythology. The arches around the central chamber give it a feel of genuine architecture, though I should note that such arches are not a feature of [i]Greek[/i] architecture, but are a feature of [i]Roman[/i] architecture. Anyway, I feel like I've written an essay for my old humanities course, so I'm going to stop here and let you experience the map for yourself. If you enjoy a well-made map, or like I am a Greek or Roman fan, definitely check it out. Everything from the texturing to the music will really give you a feel for the style the map was created in. New Textures: Yes New Models: Yes New Music: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Inyri




Skydojo | 11.7 MB

effort. Firstly, I do like the setting - the custom skybox works very well. The platforms the level is on are very square, and I\'d have liked to see how exactly it is floating in midair - maybe for the final version eh? ;) The inside areas are somewhat blocky, but there are signs of some extra detail, such as the ceiling beams and the pillars. I think I need to point out something about the lighting though. As you can see in screenshot 5, there are shadows [b]above[/b] the beams. Now, when the light is coming from windows to the right-hand side, you\'d expect these shadows to be to the left. There\'s also a few lights without sources. To get between the two sections of the map, you can take a sort of cable-car. You need to give the triggering buttons a sound mind, I didn\'t realise I had hit the button at first :( And there\'s a bit of texture misalignment in various places throughout the map. And, *sigh* where\'s the bot support? New Sounds: No New Textures: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Coruscant Heights | 19.27 MB

Streets. (My favourite level of the game) You'll instantly recognise the style used in this map. It actually looks like the author has directly used some of Raven's original map for jk2 to create this one, which whilst not that challenging, still looks good ;) And of course now it's Coruscant-texture themed, and not Nar Shaddaa. Of course, it does have a few small flaws, as well as a few not-so-small ones. Most obviously, especially from some of the screenshots, is the missing floor texture. Now, if this has been on a crate or something, I'd probably have overlooked it. However, when the entire floor of one half of the map is an ugly grey and white texture, you tend to notice it ;) Furthermore, the framerate can get a bit choppy sometimes, although it isn't in general bad. However, I can tell without looking at the included .map file that the author has failed to caulk many of his hidden surfaces, which immediately lets me know the framerate could have been so much better! :( I'm actually more amazed at the scope of this level, rather than the design. You'll need a Force 3 jump to get around most places, although there are a few trams and lifts which move you around as well. However, unless you're a full-force jump user, you won't be able to get around very easily. Oh yes, the doors. Very annoying. The author has forgotten to put a 'wait' key on his door triggers, and consequently when you press 'use', the door opens and closes too rapidly for you to get through. Overall though, the gameplay of this map is great - plenty of height variation and enough room for well over 32 players. I especially liked the fog-esque effect around the building bases. That just looks so good compared to a black drop-off that I will tip my hat to the author. Very nice. :D In conclusion, this map is very inspiring, although technically and visually there are some rather unpleasant flaws which absolutely MUST be fixed because as they are they're ruining the map. Oh yes, and there is no bot support, so I'm afraid the author gets a big black cross put by his name ;) Next time get them in there for Pete’s sake! New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~




Lava Duel Map Pack | 2.26 MB

is testing out different techniques to learn of their effect. I can see each map progress differently. It\'s an honorable attempt to create simple maps that are still enjoyably playable by anyone. Each of them are small, fiery red lava maps intended for close-quarters dueling, except for the fourth one in the set, which gives you more room to move. Had these not been lava maps, they would be much less likable, but the author knew that this was his best bet to get people to download them. I know that they are simple starter maps because there are still simple aspects that lack. The levelshots do not work, and this is because it\'s not understood that although each map exists in a seperate file, they are not necessarily seperate maps. PK3 files are treated similarly to the way that they would be treated if you took every single PK3 file in your base folder, extracted it into one place, and then zipped it back up again as one single PK3. The levelshot folder of the maps contain what are supposed to be the splash screens, but they are named \"shot00[i]xx[/i].jpg,\" which is not telling the game to what map it is regarding. If I extracted all the maps to one place and zipped them up as one PK3, the levelshot folder would just contain a bunch of anonymous screenshots. The solution, of course, is to name the splash screen levelshot picture files the name of the map so that the game can identify to which one each shot belongs—map \"lava_duel\" should have a levelshot named \"lava_duel.jpg.\" Another simple essential that was missing was good music to fit each map. Default music was used, default music that just didn\'t go with them. The only music that barely fit with the map was that which was applied to lava duel two, which I think was the rancor scene music from the under-rated \"Return of the Jedi.\" The other maps used curiously cheerful music. If I were pitted against a deadly enemy across a narrow catwalk above spitting fires of lava, would the game do well to accompany me by playing this happy, leap-for-joy music? The best music that could fit would sound energetic, epic, and dangerous. \"Battle of the Heroes\" from the Episode III soundtrack might work. All textures were default, which is okay for maps like these. It still looks all right just in these maps to use Raven\'s monotonous \"blah\" textures. Consequently, and also because no new music was added, these four maps are fitted into 2.25 MegaBytes. That\'s pretty small for maps, and could really serve as quite useful if dial-up users got tired of the default maps and wanted to play against some bots in a lava pit. From a mapping quality standpoint, one of the most unattractive flaws with these maps is that lighting is faked. Shadows are unnatural, dark black blobs, and when I walk into them, I don\'t actually walk into a shadow; I walk onto one. However, the author did execute one nice effect, which was that whenever the map restarted for another duel session, rocks would fall from the ceiling. This added to the atmosphere of the map which was originally so poor due to the smiling music. I liked the fires decorated around the map, and I liked the narrow catwalks which really added to how careful you had to be when dueling here, but I did not like that the author apparently didn\'t learn how to make the lava appear to flow until the third map in the pack, without going back to parts one and two to give the lava in those some life. A few things seemed randomly placed for only moderately successful effect. Certain parts of the maps, specifically the ceiling in map three, tried to be circular but instead achieved an angularity that just didn\'t look good. I really think, even if the FPS got taken down, that curves would have been better here. Also in map three, a statue in the lava and bones in the catwalk were placed there, but they just didn\'t make sense there, because there was only one of each. There was no symmetry. The largest problem with maps three and four is that their more expansive nature causes them to lose the immediacy of the danger that was achieved with maps one and two. Other than that, I can see these maps as great for training. The conventional duel wouldn\'t work, but if you need practice for better footing without regards to advanced mapping, I suggest you give this pack a look. —Ra-Kom




Yavin 4 Training Grounds | 12.49 MB

sit under roof. The entire area is surrounded by mountains which appear to have been made in gtkgensurf plugin. The map itself is kinda pretty with no errors being found save one. This occurred on the side of one of the seated areas where due to the lighting, z-fighting was visible. Other than that what the author did, looks fairly well. The feel of the map is pleasant and laid back to me; the ambience created works well. The general layout of the map as somewhat stated before, is good. Things I had issue with was first and foremost, the mountains. They are alittle to blocky due to how they were made, and their texturing doesnt fit quite right. Another thing was, the size of the pk3 did not have to be so large. So many things were included in the pk3 that frankly didnt need to be there. Anything that came with the game originally does not have to be packed since everyone will have it anyway. I also wish that for an ffa style map, this was alittle bit bigger. Meh.. we can\'t have it all i guess. Overall, not a bad job here. Keep up the good work, and keep learning new things. ~LK~




The Lost Temple v2 | 28.47 MB

actually 2 maps here (one is a small duel sized map, that is also a part of the main map). So I will do the main one first of all. The main one is pretty big. That was the first thing that struck me when I explored it, was how big it is. Its also pretty well detailed. It’s in the Korriban temple style (I believe one or two bits were taken from the Korriban Single Player map). I’ve seen a lot of Korriban styled maps, probably a few too many lol…that style can get a bit repetitive after a while, but in this case I am pleased to say that the author has done a good job of making the architecture and texturing nice, and making sure it doesn’t get too repetitive. There’s also some very nice use of effects. Like the cascading lava in one room, and little spark like things that float off some of the lights, that kinda thing adds a nice touch to a map. (look out for the nice twisty columns in the main area). Both the music and lighting fitted in well with the style of the map, the music especially so. Stargate music is always cool to use in a temple themed map ;) One of my favourite areas was the outside landing pad like area, with the Z-95 and the big glass control room, that looked cool ;) I also liked the terrain below, with the volcano, it’s a shame it kills you when you jump off, I would have liked to go down there, it would have been a good place for duelling… **imagines using choke to hold someone over the volcano…hehe** eehm, anywayy.… One of the coolest bits was this hidden teleporter, that took you to a spiders web like duel area, which looked brilliant, with the spiders that crawl all around it hehe. And that takes me toooo…..the second map in the pack, which was…the spiders web area! I can see why the author made this area into a separate duel map as well, it would be a very interesting place to duel! The textures used look brilliant, the crawling spiders are amazing, and the water droplet thingy that falls down from the middle also looks cool. All in all an excellent map(s) that I think is well worth a download, especially if you are in a clan or like RPG’ing (the bar area is cool, with an actual working mirror in the toilet!), its also a brilliant map if you just want somewhere cool to play, or fancy exploring (its pretty BIG). There were a few things that I think could be worked on though (on the main map), one was making the layout a little less complicated, because it took me soooo long to find my way around, and I’m still not sure whether I saw EVERYTHING. There also seemed to be a couple of missing textures. One other thing was the gold light fittings in one of the main rooms, they just seemed….a bit too bright, the colour I mean. The bright gold just didn’t seem to go with the old Korriban temple look, maybe if you could have made them a bit darker or something, to fit in with the surroundings. Lastly, in the room with the lava falls, the roof there was…just solid black, I dunno whether that was intentional, or an error or something, but it did look pretty weird. Not a bad map at all m8! Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing more maps from you.:) (Don’t forget to look for the secrets, which there are quite a few of! ;) ) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel (for BOTH maps) ~Nozyspy~




Imperial Time Machine | 7.27 MB

there\'s some nice features. Seeing as this map is all about the \'Imperial Time Machine,\' I guess I\'ll start off in that area. This is of course, the main feature of the map, and consists of about 4 or 5 spinning rings rotating around, and I quote \'A bubble of pure time energy.\' Well, it doesn\'t quite look like that, maybe a new shader would have worked a little better here, but it\'s still a darn cool looking device. I was a little disappointed it didn\'t do anything to me when I jumped in it - taking the player to a different time zone would have been cool, or at least damaging them - you know, seeing as jumping into a chrono-worm hole device (unattended for a long time) isn\'t usually good for one\'s physique ;) The room this device is in looks pretty nice architecturally, although I can\'t help wondering why it\'s so red, considering all the white lights around it. Oh, and the flares are in midair as opposed to coming from the lights (See second screenshot.) I know this was a map made under certain parameters, but I think you should expand on this now that the contest is over - it could become a very interesting map! :D I liked the power-generator rooms with the green beams inside the glass chambers, the effects work well - perhaps those control panels are a little large though. ;) Oh, and I was expecting those cannisters to explode, but they didn\'t. The interlinking corridors are atmospheric, to say the least, sure they\'re a little dark, but this IS Vader\'s most top secret project, right? This brings me onto the control hub of the station - consisting of various control panels and some kind of floating blue visualisation of the time machine. This looks a bit out of place due to the shader used at close distance, but from a distance it looks nice - I think one of those green 3D-mesh looking textures/shaders would have worked nicely there :) But of course that\'s just my opinion, to each his own. In this room there was also a button which caused every door in the level to seal itself. Cool, but not very practical for an FFA when people get trapped in corridors with only one button to release the doors - what happens if the person who has closed the doors kills themself? Oh, and it would\'ve been nice to see the colour of the button change when you pressed it, and add a noise - I wasn\'t sure I had done anything at first - good work on the doors themselves though, they look good. Overall this is a very polished map, considering the technical/spacial limitations imposed by the rules under which this map was created (It was for a contest over at Map Review) and although there are a few little problems such as the flares, I think this could prove to be a fun FFA map for 5-6 players. Oh, one final note, well done on including bot support, although (this is just an editors question) - why did you have four shaders when you could have put them all into one? ;) New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




Xar Dynasty Temple | 12.86 MB

isn't many maps that pull it off, Xar Dynasty Temple, uses the 'hidden ancient temple' style. Besides looking beautiful, originality is all around here. The main room is rather nice, with multiple routes to go, there are three dojos, The Standard Dojo, where you can just duel away. The Platform / Z-Axis Dojo, which is quite cool, it consists of platforms and water and a Weapons Reflection Dojo, this is by far my favourite, you shoot the walls and the blast bounces off the wall, quite nifty. There's the usual bar, which is quite common in maps these days, it can be turned into a disco, by pressing a button, music plays in the background to give it the realistic touch :D. The garden looks great, it has a waterfall and feels quite peaceful. There are also puzzles, which everyone seems to be able to solve except me, lol. There's alot to explore here, all of the rooms are listed in the readme with a good amount of secrets to find. The music gives the map a great atmosphere and there's a wide range of new textures that look awesome too. Unfortunately, there is no bot support, however everything else is still there If you're looking for a pretty Jedi-Like map, I suggest you check it out, it’s all good. New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Bot Support: No -Rink




Atomic Division Station I-13 | 2.94 MB

errors - It wouldn't let me fall into the lava-typed material :( And I always test that if there's lava in a map ;) Anyhow, there's also some cool effects in the base areas and central section, consisting of laser-beams and floating objects held in forcefields. I couldn't work out exactly what it was that was floating and spinning, but I guess it isn't that important. There's two main levels of getting through the map, although once you reach the middle section they all kinda meet - I wish there'd been more options here, instead of always having to meet your enemies in the middle. The architecture and lighting were very adept, with the expected base-colourings and a style that reflected the ambiance. The music choice was fitting for the map, although I would have liked some more-prominent ambient sounds on top of that, to give the machinery and stuff a better feel to it. :( Don't ask me what an 'Atomic Division Station' actually is lol, It kinda baffled me, but I think it should still be a great map to play and test your skills on. Well done for including bot-routes - they're not perfect, but I had a look and for the most part the bots act as cleverly as can be expected from a JKA bot, traversing the paths, but they did tend to fall into the gaping bottomless holes lol. Seems a bit perilous to have giant holes in the floor of a plant with no guardrails but heh, what the heck. ;) New Textures: No New Sounds: No Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~




=PX= Galactic Zoo | 6.52 MB

things, and mine monsters. The author has put buttons above where you can "feed" the animals... the food is jawas and people. Once you get down below in this map, you find two mine monsters that you can ride.. actually, have to ride to get to the other area. So, you hop in ur bug, and go in a small opening in the wall being careful not to fall off the walkway. In the next room, are the same creatures that are all rideable. The author has added some new textures, mainly in the form of text. New music has been added as well. This is the authors first map and being so, it looks it. I found z-fighting in afew areas, overlapping textures are a no no. Some textures seam blurry maybe due to fitting. The map itself I think is a fun idea, and the mine monsters are really cool. A version two with some of these things fixed, along with alot more detail and better lighting would make this map alot better. -Lizardking




Dark Jedi Academy | 4.66 MB

map, but because of the setup and the textures in the corridors, you might get a bit turned around. In the council room, you\'ll find two buttons - one will open or close the bar, the other will open or close the one booth in the bar that allows players to watch a duel going on in another room. And I was skeptical about that window, too. It doesn\'t seem like the window is actually above the dueling arena - it\'s more like it\'s a mirror/screen or something. It has a weird effect, but it\'s very cool. So I spawned a HUGE AT-TE in the room and yeah, it works and stuff. (I didn\'t realize it was going to be that big, sorry.. hehe.) The bar is very cool because you can go around and be the bartender and just press a button to give the customer what they ordered - the drinks spawn as bactas and shields. It\'s a neat little addition to a bar. Anyway, this is a good map to add to a rotation if you want some variety to your FFA server. Just be sure that you don\'t stay on this map too long - it won\'t keep you interested for very long. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




CTF Outcast | 2.6 MB

to match it for me. For some of you, CTF for JA has been just as fun. But maybe you miss something about JK2. This map, CTF Outcast may be that something you\'ve been missing. The layout, the flow, the design all is reminescent of JK2 CTF maps. My only complaints would be that there\'s no bot support and the lighting seems to be a bit harsh in some areas, while there are too many shadows in others. Regardless, it\'s a CTF map and you should download it simply for that reason. :P Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: CTF, FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




The Sanctuary | 12.07 MB

walled garden type thing. Its beautiful, the mapper really has done a superb job on this, I remember seeing the work in progress forum thread for this map over at and thinking how brilliant it looked, I never thought that I would actually be reviewing it! It’s a great honour :) The outside of the building is cool, the roof looks brilliant, and those doors actually ROTATE when they open, wow, you don’t see them often ;) The inside is breathtaking, the light halo thingies shining through the windows, and the light patches on the foor, look incredibly scenic. The only thing I could think of to add, would be a trickling water sound by the river, that would sound really tranquil along with the whistling birds that are already there :) Excellent, excellent work, I really cant wait so see your next map, its going to be one to look out for! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




CTF Empires | 3.68 MB

CTF? I mean, do you really love CTF? If so, then you always appreciate a good CTF map. One that not only looks great, but also has wonderfully simple, yet complex routes for the flag carrier. Places to perch for sniping. Good weapon placement. You want the sides to be mirrored, and fair for both offense and defense. This map does all that you ask for in a CTF map. As an added bonus, this map would work great as an FFA or TFFA map. Taking out the flags doesn\'t take anything away from this map. It may take a while to learn all of the routes, but once you do, I\'m sure it\'s quite rewarding to play. Also, there is bot support, so if you can\'t play online with others, you can play with bots. Great job, Zod. I\'d love to see more maps by you! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: CTF, FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Over The Bridge | 1.63 MB

this map, was trying to get to the top. I should tell you now, you can\'t get up there. I died 8 times trying. LOL But you will find various ledges above and below with weapons that would be quite useful in a guns FFA. Though I\'d have to say this map seems like the perfect size for a Powerduel. Very, very nice job here. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




The Giant's House | 17.13 MB

play it with a couple of people is really fun. Lots of comedy value here I spawned at the computer desk (you can go inside the computer screen) and I started to explore the huge room and it really does have some crazy things and items. It can be pretty fun trying to get around since everything’s scaled much larger than yourself, it would be a great map for grapple hook swinging. There's quite alot of custom textures used it adds to the whole big room feeling. The detail and fun factor of the map is great only it makes you want to explore more there isn't many places to go except in that big room and one or two secret rooms which is a disappointment because I would love to see more of this map. I also saw a hamster cage with a Wampa in it too LOL. The music is good for the map too the whole wacky theme really adds to it. Great map the only improvements could be adding another room or more secrets but play this with others and you'll have a blast. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Type: FFA, Duel Rating: 8/10 -Rink




BDC Racing Club (v1.2) | 19.25 MB

without vehicle errors. But anyway, this map is very nice. It is themed around a huge racing track, but has many many many buildings and arenas to duel in, and just some simple little pads. There are ships of course on this map, as well. The one thing that makes this map really stand out is the detail. The mountains and cliffs are done beautifully, and the things that spawn vehicles are simply intricate and awesome. This is a must download for all you JKA players. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Gametypes: Duel, Powerduel, FFA, TFFA -Shahadi




City of Darkness | 4.9 MB

periods are included in the design (mixture of electric and gas lighting). This map was very picturesque. Some parts of the map were probably useless in an FFA (namely the back alleys), but the courtyard/marketplace and canal compensates for that. When I first spawned in and was running between the houses and buildings, it occurred to me that this had the beginnings of a good CTF map. With some more upper and lower rooms in the houses for sniper nests and two bases, this would be a lot of fun. The marketplace would be a no-mans-land, while the back alleys allowed for alternate routes. There was only a few bugs that I came across, and that was a leak in the far corner of the map (if north is when you're in the market facing towards the river, it'd be the northeast corner) and another at the north west corner of the canal. Technical Data: Pros: 1. Weapon placement was good. Cons: 1. Leaks. 2. No music. 3. FFA only. 4. Pickups were scattered haphazardly. Rating: 8/10 Bot Support: No. New Textures: Yes. New Sounds/Music: No. Game Types: FFA. JEDIofONE :mepimp:




Outside The Sithwitch\'s Lair | 13.41 MB

for that, but the map in-game looks much better. It is a dark and moody map. It\'s foggy and just has great atmosphere. The map does support several game types, but as far as I could see, it works best as a duel map. Unless I didn\'t explore enough and I missed the entire map because I didn\'t fall down a hole, or find a door. :/ Gee, I hope not. Cause I was just going to say, I\'d love to see someone do a map of Dathomir. :) Great work here. I want more! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




={FeTT}= Playground | 5.09 MB

up to lately. ;) Anyway, when I first spawned in this map, the first thing I realized that the skybox was a different color than what it was in the levelshot. Hmm, ah well, no biggy. :p I started off in the spectators box overlooking two swoops in the middle. So I rode one around the map for a while, and I can say it's a great design. The course for the swoops isn't just a rectangle, there are extra turns, and in the middle a ramp overlooking a hole with spikes in it. Again, awesome. :) Okay, after the swoop course, I went through a hallway to the middle section of the map, which is basically a large arena with an AT-ST in each corner. On one side of the arena, there was a dueling platform. Great for those people who don't particularly wish to ride all the time, as the readme says. :) Anyway, as the readme says, there aren't any issues, ( I did see a messed up side of a brush at one point but that's way out of any conventional visibilty) except don't kill any vehicles that are on their spawing points. Reason being, the next swoops spawns instantly, while the other one is still burning, consequently triggering a chain reaction of swoop explosions that takes them all out, leaving no swoops until you reset the map again. The same thing happens with the AT-STs too. :( I think you could fix that problem Izzy, if you set the vehicles to not respawn so quickly. Overall, this is an extremely good map. It's laid out well, has a good amount of detail, and most importantly, is fun to play on. I can't wait to see this one appearing on the servers. :D -TiM [b]Supported Gametypes[/b] - FFA, TDM [b]Bot Support[/b] - Yes [b]New Textures[/b] - Yes




Lost Temples Map Pack | 4.92 MB

all that impressive when you first spawn into it. I wasn\'t quite sure what to expect, but it seemed a bit too bland. I approached the statue in the center and and thought that was kinda cool, but meh. So I explored some more. And I saw these three portals that apparently went to different rooms - I certainly didn\'t expect to be taken to like, another world. :) I won\'t tell you about each place because they\'re also the duel maps included in this pack. One very cool feature for each arena is that you can lock it by pressing a button near the door to lock it for a full minute so no one else can enter. Korriban Tomb - A very colorfully lighted map with large angular pillars, a light fog throughout the whole map and some nice detail. There are small rooms that surround the large area for dueling where a throne sits. Yavin Temple - A very high ceiling here, as is the case with most Yavin temples. Tall windows line the walls and there\'s a structure that obstructs the area, which always adds some interest to a duel. Praxeum Temple - Probably my favorite of the three duel maps. There\'s a low-ceilinged room with triangular pillars with blue lights embedded in them. It\'s a dark map, but take the elevator up to a brighter, blue room with large round pillars and familiar textures. Bonus map - There this extra map thrown in that is great for duels or FFAs, I\'m thinkin\'. It\'s just a big colosseum with some very nice details, but also some bland and boring textures. I have mixed feelings about each of the individual maps, definitely the Praxeum Temple being my favorite. It\'s a concept close to that of the JK2 favorite Cloudshark. It\'s perfect for those JA FFA servers where people mostly duel (well, the FFA map, that is). Great work here! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel ~AmosMagee




Yavin Elite Academy | 2.56 MB

works. The map has several open areas for dueling or FFAs and even some areas for just hanging out. It is a temple of sorts, but it\'s set outside and has that natural look all around. The lighting is lovely. I adore any map that has that late afternoon shadow thing goin\' on. And then there\'s this one area that is just perfect for migrating duels. It\'s like, one wing of the Yavin Elite Academy that seems to have been forgotten. Broken pillars, holes in the ground, part of the metal roof has fallen to the ground and created perfect precarious ledges and ramps for those migrating duels. This is my favorite part of the map. Unfortunately, there is no new music or bot support. But this is the kind of map that would be great for FFA servers, not necessarily for playing on your own with bots. I only wish there were more interesting points of interest in this map, like the ruins area. Anyway, nice job, static. I look forward to seeing what else you create in the future. :) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Revan\'s Castle | 3.69 MB

then. It\'s unfortunate when someone makes a new map and they either don\'t have beta testers to spot simple mistakes or they forget to add a texture, or rename it or something and a texture goes missing. I\'ll bet there\'s a good little 40\'s detective type story thing in there somewhere. \"The Case of the Missing Texture.\" Aaaaaaaanyway ... I spawn into this map and standing right in front of me, blocking my way over the bridge to the castle is a freakin\' Rancor. And he looks hungry. Soooo ... I noclip into the castle. LOL There I find a ... um ... what are they called Weequays? Well, there\'s a guy up at the top with a gun, and then down below, I\'m greeted by a couple of guys with sabers. Really there doesn\'t seem to be much more to this map than that. You fight some stuff, you find your way to the end of the map. Maybe I missed something, I don\'t know. For a single player map, this leaves a lot to be desired. And I wouldn\'t dare suggest you play it as an FFA map on a server. I\'m guessing there\'s only one spawn point. Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




-=|Lord|=- Duel-map | 720.36 KB

either way nothing is mentioned in the readme so I can\'t tell you what you need to see this one missing (but highly apparent) texture. The actual design of the map is very simplistic, perfect cylindrical pillars running down either side leading to 3 pillars that I presume are for the clan leaders to stand on at the front. Besides that there is nothing else in the\'s just extremely simplified which may work well for some duelists (it gives good FPS and is open) but if you\'re missing that one\'re basically missing the walls which totally destroys the map. Duel maps, being usually a small simple place, require a bit of detail and certainly no missing textures. New Sounds: No New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes Gametypes: Duel -WadeV1589-




Battlefront Yavin CTF | 8.02 MB

red base than the blue base - especially with that rope bridge there. It seems to be a challenging CTF map, so it should be fun. I can\'t wait to try it! :) The ATST\'s have been removed and so have the swoops, so that\'s good, in my opinion, anyway. There\'s not much more I can say about this map that I haven\'t said already in the review of the FFA version. So if you want to check that out, read it here: Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF ~AmosMagee




Ragnos\' Chamber | 453.4 KB

did here was just convert it for Duel and Powerduel game types. Now before you guys go getting your panties in a knot over whether he can do this or not because of legal crap - he got permission from Raven to do so. So there. :P As you can see from the screenshots, it\'s a very nice map for duels and just big enough for a powerduel. Of course it\'s good design - it\'s Raven\'s work! ;) So thanks to {MOTL}thesaiyan, you can now enjoy this single player map in multiplayer! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




Battlefront Yavin (no ATST) | 7.46 MB

map, James!?! It looks like it was set up perfectly for CTF. I mean, the sides don\'t mirror each other, but it\'s hard to get lost in this map. It seems that Sith-J-Cull just keeps getting better and better with each map he creates. There are stone walls and pillars all around the whole map. You\'ll find a few high towers with stationary guns up top, swoops in some areas, and AT-ST\'s placed sparsely. The waterfall is just gorgeous, and the ambient sounds are perfect. The stone paths have grass growing up through the cracks, and in some areas, you\'ll see only a dirt path. I adore the terrain in this map. Hills, rocks, tight turns, grass, dirt ... all of it. Also the layout makes the map seem bigger than it is. Well, it\'s big anyway. Once again, we see a bridge over a small stream. I still haven\'t grown weary of that look. The landscape is lush ... everywhere you go there are trees and bushes, but it\'s in Yavin and so you\'ll find some technical touches here and there. There are also a few secret areas that will help you get to another place faster, and without being seen - you see what I mean?? Perfect for CTF! Anyway, in the third area, there\'s this rope bridge that could make for some very interesting duels. :) It hangs high above a raging river and large rocks. When you manage to get across, you\'ll find yourself in a small room with a blue platform. There\'s also a red platform on the other side of the map. Okay, that SO screams CTF. But nowhere I read did it say that this map supports CTF. :( The music included is much more suitable than that other one, James. :) Yay! I think I now have a new favorite map! If only it didn\'t have swoops in it, I\'d so add this to my server. Great job, James! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee




Indiana Jedi and the Temple of Chewbacca | 17.25 MB

locale is exotic and beautiful outside, there are traps and sticky situations to get into. It\'s a wonderful map. When you first enter the temple, you have a few different ways to go. There\'s the Worship Center, or the Battle Dome, and other places that I don\'t remember the names of. :) There are many obstacles that are hard to get by, but once you do, you\'re certainly not done. There are some places in the map that are obviously inspired by the movies, and some are just from Orb\'s mind, I think. You\'ll hear familiar sound clips in some key places. There are some beautiful and ornate textures all around. Ooooh ... and there\'s a mine shaft thing, with a mine car thingy (I have no idea what they\'re called). Unfortunately, it doesn\'t move, but if you follow the path around the corner, you\'ll find that it\'s probably best that the car didn\'t work anyway. If you fall, make sure you have good aim, because there is a bridge that can save you. You\'ll have the option of entering The Evil Lair or start over by taking the Emergancy Exit route. The Evil Lair is so amusing. I love how Orb has combined so many movies together in this map. :) I did notice that in some area, I actually fell through like, the wall. Not sure what happened there. But I ended up in that area that you see in the last two screenshots there. I don\'t recall what I did or how I got there. But I did press the big red button. :D There are probably a dozen more things I missed in this map. The music is ... oh c\'mon, do I really have to tell you? This map is wonderful. I had a great time playing it. But it\'s not enough! Nope. I\'m not satified. You need to make another one, Orb! But like, with more. Like, a map that could be played in SP or MP with all the scripting and stuff so you can play it alone or like, with others. Oooh. I\'d love that. But anyway ... this map is great. There\'s a bonus with this map, too. A bunch of new skins created just for this map. There are several Wookiees, a new Lando, a Noghri and an \"evil anthropologist\". The Lando is fairly plain in appearance and I haven\'t much to say about him. The Wookiees definitely add some variety to those who prefer to play as the furry kind. The reskin of Rax only makes him look even more icky - and I didn\'t think that was possible. The new skins are courtesy of ENmiTy. Don\'t expect new sounds for the skin or team support, but these were just made for the map, so no complaints here. :) Nice work. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Hidden Dragon | 12.5 MB

in this room. The open area is perfect for a good duel, and there\'s plenty of space for people to watch from the sidelines without getting in the way. It\'s also great for a small FFA. Once again, Orb doesn\'t miss a single detail. The chairs are perfect, the small plants, the weapons on the side walls, the shadows and lighting - it\'s all just wonderful. And I thought that was all there was to this map. I was ready to write a review after just taking a look at this one room, but then I discovered a door. I entered the next room and it just stole my breath. I remember being so captivated with the windows and the sun pouring through in the Chapel of the Ysalamiri map from JK2 and it\'s done in this room as well. The windows themselves are gorgeous and the mix of the woods are just beautiful. Once again, I thought that\'s all there was, so I went back to the main room to start to get screenshots, when I noticed another door. Yay! I followed a small path of stepping stones to the most magnificant waterfall I\'ve ever seen in an MP map. Oh wait, before I get to that, I did turn around and noticed the details of the building, like the curved roof thing. Very nice. And there was a small wooden spa/pond thing. Also lovely, but I wanted to get to the waterfall. :) The screenshots really don\'t do this map jusitice. The water softly laps the edges of the rocks all around. But eye-candy aside, duels on these rocks would be fun. Now after all of that gushing I did, let me get to some of the things that did kinda bug me. I didn\'t quite understand the stepping stones ... over a stone ground. It probably should\'ve been dirt or grass or something. Also, while I enjoyed the music selection, it just didn\'t seem to fit the mood of this map. I suppose I expected something a bit more exotic. But it is a peaceful piece. As Orb says, guns were not appropriate for this map inspired by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. So this would be a perfect map for duels or just small FFA\'s. Wonderful job, Orb. Definitely my favorite. Now I see why you were eager for me to see this one. You hit the nail on the head. I love this map. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee Ps. I forgot to add one other thing. There were two skins created just for this map. A reskin of Tavion and a reskin of the Jedi Trainer. They\'re not spectacular reskins, but they fit the feel of the map. You\'ll find a lovely dragon tattoo on Tavion and a dragon on the back of the guy. Nice job. :)




Atak Cargo Bay | 2.01 MB

deals...It\'s quite the opposite, and this authors uses them all quite effectively to bring us a nice duel map. There is a hallway thing that takes you around one side of the map full of guns, health, and other goodies that I really enjoyed. The FPS on this map was good, so it\'s great for fighting. This map could also be used for a small FFA map for a couple people. There is however one thing I did not like about this map. The music. It\'s good while it plays, but I think the song is to short, and you can really tell when it ends, I prefer music that\'s more ambient and you don\'t hear it start over again. To me that is effective music in a level. This author has some skill and I would like to see an FFA arena so I can throw it on my server and have a blast with it! Keep up Sith-J-Cull! I want to see a lot more from you. One thing I forgot to mention is that this map is bot routed, which makes it all the better...Enjoy everyone! New Music: Yes New Textures: No Bot Support: Yes GameTypes: FFA Duel SanosuKe




Beware the Rancor Duel Map | 908.85 KB

screenshots and get out. So I\'m just wandering around the map, thinkin\' \"Hey, this is a pretty cool duel map.\" It has a dark dungeon feel to it, there are some bridges out, but it\'s an easy jump from the alcoves to the main dueling area. So then I try to walk across a thin rope thing - and anyone who\'s played with me knows how I am with like, heights and balance and stuff. I fall. Often. I hear a rumbling growl and before I know it, I\'m being mauled by a hungry Rancor. OMG! I decided to spare you all the sight of me being eaten by that beast. The pictures are just too gory. :P Now that I know what this map is all about, I spectate to take the rest of the pics. LOL The floor is littered with bones of previous victims who fell before me and there\'s one cage intact, and another where, obviously, the Rancor has broken out of. If you\'re quick enough, you can get back to the top of the dueling pad by running into the tower where there\'s a bouncy thing that takes you straight up. This is, in my opinion, one of Gigon\'s better maps. All of his maps are very simple in design, but this is one of his more detailed ones. It\'s a duel map, but also supports FFA. This would be a good small FFA map. I kinda like the added pressure of making sure you don\'t fall to the bottom while dueling. The impact shouldn\'t hurt too much, but the Rancor will do his best to finish you off. Great job, Gigon. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




Crystal Caves | 201.3 KB

The mix of textures on the ground work perfectly. And yes, this map does remind me of one that came with the game. I don\'t recall there being a duel map like this though. The map is dark, but the lights spotlighting the crystals give you just enough light to duel by. The only disappointing part about this map is that there\'s no new music. For some reason, I\'m starting to place a lot of importance on new music for maps. And especially in duel maps. Of course, FPS was great in this map. There\'s not much else I can say here - except that I am looking forward to see what you make next, MessiaH! Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




JKR: JSK Racing | 1.08 MB

Some of the maps are just too small and the tracks get boring. JSK Racing is a map that definitely fixes one of those problems. :) JSK Racing is quite large and the track is outdoors. There are a few areas for dueling and FFAing, but this map is definitely made for racing. As you can see from the screenshots, the track is really pretty. :) It is just one big loop with a nice landscape. And it does get boring fairly quickly. But I did find on my second time around the track that something was shooting at me! On top of a mountain ridge thingy, there were like, four Tusken Raiders firing at me and trying to take me down. Nice little surprise. :) The buildings surrounding the track are lovely. The author did build posts at the mouth of the path that leads up to the building - probably to discourage people from taking swoops up there. But you can squeeze by. :) That\'s all there is to this map. So if you\'re looking for more variety, more JKR maps, you might wanna download this one. There\'s no bot support, but I can\'t imagine wanting bot support on a JKR map. The map is a decent size, so I suppose the decision to not include custom textures or new music was to cut down on the file size. Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee




Uprising III | 2.88 MB

low vehicle limit in JA adding vehicles into your map PK3 files is a bad idea. Your map will most likely be the first to go if someone hits the vehicle limit! Always place the vehicles in their own PK3 so just those can be removed and added back later. Anyway, the map, first thing that caught my eye, the levelshot, very nicely done! The main area of this map is great for large open FFA\'s and you could always get a duel going in here, the FPS is respectable and the ambience isn\'t too bad; the lighting is a bit basic but it shows off the atmosphere enough, dark, gloomy and colored. I don\'t get the big black building though....way too dark. As you run around you\'ll come across strange colored things, when I ran into these I ended up in a small room with a glass door...I\'m guessing this is a torture thingy where if you trap someone in there you can kill them. There also seems to be a strange black thing in a carpetted room that put me into glass just above idea what this was for...Speaking of torture, it is quite amusing, people get trapped in then you press a button on the floor et voila, they get killed in one of many ways! One area I particularly liked was the very simple reflective walls area, it was so simple but elegant, that\'s my kind of mapping taste. Beautifully simple using shaders to add the feel of the place. There is certainly a lot to explore in this map, and you\'ll have fun doing it. Nowhere is hard to get to, the torture room is easy as pi to find (that\'s 3.14159 btw, no food please!). It\'s a good fun FFA map I\'m sure you\'ll enjoy messing around on! New Sounds: No New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes -WadeV1589-




The BX Dojo | 1.69 MB

clean dojo will be like can\'t help but wonder if a bit of variety in that cream texture wouldn\'t have gone a miss. Everything in this [one room] map has had thought put into it; the map is light by candles - or is supposed to make you think it is - which have their own mini flames. Because this is such a small map I would have probably added a light style into the lights though so it gives a true candle feel. On the topic of lighting, the shadows look very good, clearly taking advantage of what Q3Map2 has to offer in that department. Your character will appear dark at times however because of the way JA works out lighting of entities so expect some dark battles. As I touched on before, the texturing is good, very nice wood and floor textures with the only faulty one being the cream walls that make it looks like it was newly built and polished. A very good map for either Matrix 1 fans or for dueling in a crisp environment. New Sounds: No New Textures: Yes Bot Support: No -WadeV1589-




FFA Sniper Wars | 14.87 MB

are trees and vegetation galore for hiding. A river runs through the map and bunkers are built into the large rock all around. This map is called Sniper Wars for a reason, so don\'t be surprised when the only weapons you find are trip mines and disruptor rifles. Now here\'s something I certainly did not expect to see in a map - two new bots are included. And, of course, bot support. :P The bots are sniper purists. They will only kill you with a disruptor (unless they run out of ammo or somehow find thermal dets on a map that isn\'t supposed to have any). This map does work for both JK2 and JA, but in JA, the elevators don\'t really work all that well. They take their sweet time going up. Unfortunately, I found that the music didn\'t work for me. I didn\'t test the map in JK2, so maybe it works there. I dunno. Anyway, great concept and I love the unexpected addition of the Sniper bots. Good job, Spector! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes (doesn\'t work) Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee




Eternal Lair of Ragnos Disciples | 7.25 MB

good. The map is titled ¡§The Eternal Lair of Ragnos¡¦ Deciples.¡¨ Even that sound like it could be from the game. This map consists of four basic parts. There is a main room, and three hallways branching off it. The first thing I noticed when I entered this map was the architecture. It was so amazing I felt like crying over the fact that not in a million years could I produce such quality. The columns spiral upward to a detailed ceiling (see pictures). Now we walk down a curved arched hallway with a very nice doorway (see other picture ƒº) entering the first area, which happens to be outdoors. Unlike some outdoor areas that are blocky and unrealistic, this one looks almost perfect. The ground is rocky and cracked with lava flowing far below. There is a broken column creating a bridge across a gap in the long winding path leading up to what looks like an ancient Greek or Roman temple. Inside a statue sits on a giant throne and the lights (another great part of this map) shines through holes in the ceiling. Next we return to the main hall, and go down the second passage. This leads to yet another outdoor area. This one consists of a huge pit of lava, with the only way across being to jump from rock to rock above the lava. On the other side of the pit, there is a smaller (yet still huge) room with some more of the cool spirally columns. We return once again to the main hall, and take the final passage. This leads to a small crossroads with four doorways. Above each is a colored gem, yellow, blue, red. Two of these doorways lead to lava rooms, and one to an ice one. This is the final passage I found and so ends the map. Still those parts are more than enough to make this perhaps the best map I have seen, for JK2 or 3. The architecture, lighting, music, and atmosphere of this map are great. Period. This map is wonderful. I absolutely love it. This map is a MUST download, no buts, no excuses, no anything. If you don¡¦t download this map after you¡¦ve read this review, I will come and hunt you down and eat you }>. I would be very surprised if this map didn¡¦t go into most rotations. Its great atmosphere and good game play make it perfect for most any server. Awesome work, its maps like these that make my day, month, week, and year happy. I hope this is the first of many great maps from Desostros, and other members of the JK3 Community. Once again, great work, keep it up. 10/10 ~DeathBringer New Texture: Yes New Music: Yes Bot Support: Yes Game Types: FFA




Space Racing | 16.5 MB

by spectators as you race around the track! Want proof of how fun such a sport would be? Download this map and have a go yourself! This is a CTF themed and challenging race track, apparently floating in space, where you race around on your swoops trying to be the first to reach the opposing teams flag at the end of the track. One thing I should point out is that you will need someone to start the race; you need to line up in the starting boxes in your swoops and then have the race starter use the consoles over to one side so start the race and lower the barrier. If you should be unlucky enough to fall (or be pushed off) the side, into oblivion, you will respawn on the gun platforms where you take vengeance on the enemy team using turrets or sniper rifles, just try not to hit your own team! Lets hope you are a better shot than those Tusken Raiders in Episode 1! I also love the music, some strange but cool 80\'s style tunes in there. Not what I would pick for a racing track myself, but I think they do kinda go with the map well! As for improvement, well there were a couple of missing textures (apparently they got missed out of the .pk3), such as on the starting gate, but nothing really noticeable. All in all a really fun map here, I don’t think I have seen a racing style CTF map before but I would definitely like to see more of them now! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~




Dark Forces 2 CTF Map Pack | 11.48 MB

everything right; textures, sounds, atmosphere, you name it, it's got it. I'm not sure how much I could go into short of you playing it and deciding for yourself, and I highly recommend you do if you're a fan of the original Dark Forces games. Our first map, Arena of Darkness and Light, is a CTF map that should provide you with a reasonable amount of entertainment, and as I said before the author did a great job on the textures, you even get the original elevator buttons and forcefields. But enough about textures, the map itself is particularly great in that it makes for a great CTF match and gives you a feeling of nostalgia. The second map, The Duel, is our dueling map, naturally =p This one is obviously smaller than the CTF map, but it's no less entertaining. The Duel is a straightforward light-saber fight, but it does have room to breathe, which is something I think Dueling maps might have lost in JO but was made up for in JA. Overall, I would really recommend downloading and playing for yourself, these maps are a great homage to the Jedi Knight maps upon which they're based, and the creativity and attention to detail is really refreshing. [b]~Computernerd[/b] [b]Game types supported : FFA, TFFA, CTF. New Textures : Yes. Bot support : Yes. Secret areas: Yes[/b] [quote]This mod contains two maps that originally come from LucasArt's "Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight" game from 1997. I was checking out the multiplayer maps (haven't played any MP in DF2 though) and I was pretty new to mapping, and I decided to try to remake these maps for the newer Jedi Academy for fun. The maps in this pk3: 1) The Duel 2) The Arena of Dark and Light The console commands are: /devmap df2_theduel /devmap df2_aodl Game types supported : FFA, TFFA, CTF. New Textures : Yes. Bot support : Yes. Secret areas: Yes.[/quote]




DooM.pk3 | 108.58 MB

because I honestly don\'t know. It\'s essentially a large base on Mars. Almost every room is exploreable, though useable is another matter. There are a lot of control panels around that don\'t do anything, but at least they all look like they have a function. I didn\'t see any issues when playing around on this map. Some music wouldn\'t go unapreciated though. (I also noticed a lack of the BFG 9000. But then again, walking around with a gun with power equal to a tactical nuke wouldn\'t be fair.) [b]New Textures: Yep New Sounds: Yep New Music: No (as in no music, at all) Bot Routes: Yep Game Types: FFA, Team FFA[/b] -SuperSmeg




Yavin Sanctuary | 766.64 KB

level with some statues and trees One neat feature is that the floor in the center can be moved to produce an uneven duelling area with different levels, with individual blocks that you can move up and down via the use of force push and pull. Apart from duelling, this map also lends itself well to clan trials or competitions, as spectators can sit around the edges of the upper level to watch the action, which is presumably why the author also made this map available from the FFA map menu rather than being duel only. There is also a little secret in this map which would make for a good place to relax after a tough tournament, though the only clue I will give you is to check the walls. ;) That said the upper level, with the trees and statues also provides a good place to duel, with the extra cover which could make things more interesting, or provide a hiding place should you be fleeing in terror from an invincible opponent! Muahaha! Personally though I would add some lighting in this area though as it is very dark, perhaps in the form of some torches or fire stands. The darkness could of course be another addition to a duel, but for the purpose of spectating the spectators would probably want to see a bit better where they were going. Its not a big deal, but as I said, personally I would prefer a little more illumination in these areas. All in all though a clean, simple Yavin themed duel map here, the soothing sound effects and nice music fit the theme very well, but are perhaps more appropriate for an FFA map where some exploration and admiring of the location is involved. Obviously you don’t generally have time for that while duelling! So I hope you will make some Yavin themed FFA maps in the future as well MagSul! [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Duel ~Nozyspy~




Delta's Duel Pack | 28.37 MB

write a little bit for each map and cap it off with a conclusion! [b]Corridor Duel[/b] Does exactly what it says on the tin, its a corridor that you can duel in! This reminds me somewhat of the original Jedi Knight games for some reason and I quite like this map, though for improvements I would suggest putting three dimensional pipes under the grating rather than a texture of pipes to give the map a bit more depth and detail. [b]Duel Under The Tower[/b] I love the blue laser beam in this map, I want to use it in a map myself now! I also like the rain falling from the dark sky through the hole in the roof, though I think that this hole needs some more damage detailing such as more hanging pipes or some sparks falling, etc. Overall I also think the map needs some better architecture and choice of textures. Oh and you should die if you jump or get pushed into the blue laser beam, that would make duels more fun! [b]Tower Duel[/b] A nice large arena style map surrounded by some lava covered hills. Simple and clean, but I think the texturing is a little too flat to be honest. This map does have some of my favourite music though, which takes me back to playing the Mysteries of the Sith Demo all those years ago! ;) [b]Space Duel[/b] A duel outside of a space station sat atop a large asteroid. Presumably there must be an invisible forcefield present, because you evidently do not need a space suit! Actually I learned something interesting the other day, humans can survive in space without a space suit for a very short period before loosing consciousness. Apparently, you do not freeze solid and you certainly don’t explode! It looks like 2001: A Space Odyssey got it right after all! Anyway, I very much liked the asteroids in the skybox, though I think it would be cool to throw a few more in there, I also thought the lightsaber dropped at the end of the walkway was a nice touch, obviously a Jedi has been fighting here before and lost. Presumably he is now floating around in space! [b]Space Station Duel[/b] A Small duel map based around a walkway above a Tie Fighter hangar, I shouldn’t have to point out that falling off the walkway has bad results. ;) I also liked the architecture of the control room off to the side, though it is a shame you cant get inside it. [b]Trippy Duel[/b] I'm not sure how to describe this map, scary is the first word that springs to mind. A few floating walkways connected to a floating room. Inside the room appear to be the skeletons of its unfortunate former inhabitants. The green smoke and the unusual skybox add to the creepy feeling. There was a bug I noticed here though, if you go on the roof of the room at the end opposite the walkways and peek over the edge, you can see through the wall. Not something you are likely to notice whilst duelling, but it is worth a mention. [b]Trippy Duel 2[/b] A floating wooden walkway that goes to a floating forcefield walkway that goes into a kind of open cargo container type area, which has some floating water and static filled TV screens inside. Very trippy indeed and pretty creepy, it looks like some strange location out of a nightmare. I like the idea but I have to say it is very small and the duelling possibilities are somewhat limited. [b]City of Weirdness Duel[/b] This map reminds me very much of Nar Shaddaa from JK2. The narrow walkways make duelling dangerous and nerve-wracking, exactly as it should be! The creepy dark sky from the previous two maps is back and I like the way that the moving clouds texture, when stretched around the outside of the map almost looks like gloomy sunlight streaming in from between the clouds. Its difficult to describe, but its worth checking out as I think it is quite a nice effect! [b]Water Grave[/b] The creepy sky is back, along with some menacing mechanical sound effects. This map reminds me of an abandoned industrial complex and its center is a large pool, which I imagine is meant to be the main duel area. Underwater duelling is an excellent idea I think, one that should be tried more often with duel maps as the ability to float around makes duelling more difficult but also provides for some neat ways to dispatch your enemy, such as sneaking up from below or above them. An added level of strategy is timing coming up for air so you aren’t left vulnerable to an opponent coming up from beneath you to cut you in half while you float at the top! [b]Rancor Cage[/b] Floating cages with Rancor's in them! For your own safety its best to try and stay on the top of the cages, using them as duel pads, the danger comes when your jump comes short or you get pushed off the top by your opponent, only to fall through the bars of the cage next to you and meet an untimely demise at the hands (claws) of a hungry Rancor! [b]Sewer Control in Everness[/b] Unusual name, but a cool map with a variety of areas to take your duel into, including an area with a moving platform and what looks like a maintenance hole in the center of the main room beneath which seems to be an area where several sewer pipes meet, including one with a breakable grate where you can hide from your opponent, after all, he wont want to go down into a sewer would he? “Get in there you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!” [b]A Duel at Home?[/b] I’m not sure who's home this is meant to be, perhaps a giants? It has a giant tank at one end, which again provides a good place to have an underwater duel, though thankfully there are no fish in this tank so you don’t have to worry about being eaten! I have to admit, this isn’t my favourite map as it is difficult to know exactly what it is meant to be, that said it is still a large area with a few different obstacles so it should still provide for some good duels! [b]?[/b] Yes that is the name of the map! Personally this is one of my favourite, if not my favourite map in this pack. Its difficult to describe this map, it is sort of like a totally blacked out maze, except for the lights on the walls. Because there is no real point of reference it messes with your sense of perception (sort of like that totally white room in KotOR which holds the Rakatan prisoner) therefore it is easy to forget where you are and makes this a perfect map for sneaking up behind a lost and confused opponent, except there is also a good chance that could be you! A very cool map and well worth a try! :) [b]Vjun Duel[/b] A fairly simple map, basically a landing pad jutting out from a rocky cliff face. As usual with these types of duel maps, falling off the edge is as big a danger as being cut in half by your opponent! Personally I woul have liked to see some kind of damage effect here from the acid rain, as it would have been interesting to not only have to concentrate on duelling your opponent, but trying to defeat him before you succumb to the effects of the deadly rain, but that’s something to think about for next time! [b]Space Control Duel (Rebel)[/b] Another fairly simple duel map, this time the control room of a Rebel space station. There is plenty of room for running around, though jumping is limited due to the lower ceiling, so adjust your strategy accordingly! [b]Space Control Duel (Imperial)[/b] Personally I prefer this map to the Rebel version, though it is much smaller. Rather than a space station, to be honest I think this looks more like the bridge of a small Star Destroyer, with the pointed bow visible through the window. Of course, the first thing you will notice is the unbelievably shiny floor which reflects everything and looks very cool. I don’t know what this obsession the Imperials have with highly polished floors is, but they obviously don’t give much attention to health and safety. “Argghh! Damn, I slipped on this floor again! Maybe I should sue!” [b]Space Station Control Duel[/b] This map has much more substance than the previous two, and is probably my favourite out of the three Space Station themed maps. It has a little window at one end at either ide of which you can see some rocks, which makes it look as through this has been constructed inside an asteroid and it also has some nice shiny reflective floors! There are also a couple of other rooms/corridors on either side and a couple of levels to duel on. Overall I would say this map is large enough for a small FFA and rounds off this map pack nicely! [b]Conclusion[/b] Phew, well thats probably the longest review I have written in a while! Overall a nice compilation of duel maps here that should have something for everyone! Some stood out as more impressive than others but overall as far as improvements go, I think there could be some more improvements in architecture, detailing and finishing. That said this is still a good map pack with some clever and interesting mapos in it and I hope you will make a v2 sometime in the future Delta_135! Keep up the good work! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] No (All) [b]New Sounds:[/b] No (All) [b]New Music:[/b] No (All) [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No (All) [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel (All) ~Nozyspy~

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Versatility | 8.53 MB

this map changes shape after a certain amount of time, which makes for some really great duels. Not only that, but the map itself is well-made, the textures are good, and I always love mid-air platforms. In short, I can see why this map won the contest, so I highly recommend you give this one a shot :) [b]Bot Support: Yes[/b] [b]New Music: Yes[/b] [b]New Textures: Yes[/b] -Computernerd [quote]This map has been built for and won the 20 Brush Mapping contest on As it only consists of 20 Brushes, it is rather small and therefore mainly suited for Duels, Power Duels and small FFAs (gets crowded easily but is a lot of fun!) The main concept is having the few brushes rearrange to form in total 4 different shapes. This happens randomly every 20 seconds.[/quote]




Garden of Eden V2 | 26.68 MB

with the letter S. [quote]What's new: Woah! sorry guys for the unspeakable water fog glitch. It's now solved and working. Repaired some missing textures and overlappings here and there but some of these problems were way too puzzleing for me to solve and for that I apologize. Moreover I added a quite simple bot support; and since some of you (thanks Insecure for the advice)would have liked a way more lively and sunny version I also added this; it's called eden_day.bsp[/quote] So, basically, problem solving and a new, sunny version. Rejoice. [b]New Textures:[/b] Yep [b]New Sounds:[/b] Nay [b]New Music:[/b] Yep [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yep -Caelum

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Reactor Room | 3.45 MB

exception, from the exploding hypermatter reactor of the Death Stars to that other glaring design flaw of placing a Star Destroyers solar ionization reactor in an easily visible bulb on the bottom of the ship. Imperial designers clearly have a proclivity for horrific engineering decisions! Anyway, I digress. Here we have a new map based on the theme of a reactor room, but which has some nice, subtle features such as the lighting scheme changing from blue, to green and then to red as you approach the reactor core itself. The map itself reminds me a lot of the Bespin shafts levels of JK2, especially the one where you have to work your way up to the top by waiting for those forcefields to appear which you then run across to get to the other side of the shaft in order to hitch a lift up to the next level. Personally I think the map is a little sparse and could probably do with some more mechanical features, such as pipes, control panels, wires etc., though I did like the holographic displays used in the map. The author definitely shows he has some talent with architecture though as there are some nice shapes in the map, like the pillars/supports in the 'blue room' and those cool doors! I also liked the rotating object above the reactor beam, though it would be nice if it was more visible, or made into a bit more of a feature. Alas there is no music, which generally is a negative in my books, but this is often forgiveable in a duel map such as this simply because people often play their own music, maybe through their killtracker, while they duel. Another thing; though there is a quiet 'reactor-y' type sound when you are right next to the reactor, a map of this theme definitely needs some more mechanical sounds. A real reactor room would never be that quiet, even in the comfortable, well carpeted halls of Star Trek fiction! Overall though a nice little map here, though it could do with some more detailing to give it the sense of being a working, dangerous environment. Keep up the good mapping Dark Wii Player! [/quote] So, what's been updated? Quite a bit, it seems. The room where the energy pillar lied is now a much larger room with energy pillars out and about. The place is multi-level as well, with control consoles dotted about everywhere. They all seem to have a purpose, such as toggling power to the energy bridges, or the moving platform. Random question: Why use that when you can just walk around to the other side? XD There wasn't much on the bug front, just one missing texture. (textures/KIPL/blackmetal ring a bell?) With new versions constantly on the way, who knows? This thing could turn into an FFA map. That would be most amusing. Time for another shadow walk. POOF. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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20 Brush Space Station | 2.32 MB

Of course then I read the readme which explains that the map was part of a contest over at [url=]Map-Craft[/url] to create a duel map using only 20 brushes (the blocks that a map is made out of, for those not familiar with mapping terminology). As such don’t expect to look at the floor ans see every individual bolt holding each floor panel down, or really that much detail at all, because that’s not what this map is about! Considering this has been made using only 20 brushes I think the author has done a good job making an interesting duel map. “But its just a room with a space skybox and a glass tube in the middle” I hear you say. Well that glass tube with the energy beam in the middle is what makes duels in this map more interesting; destroy it and sirens start blaring, the lighting changes to a \'red alert\' theme and sparks shoot up from the floor. The player also takes damage if they stray outside the four platforms in the corners of the room as there is water under the grating separating them. And everyone knows; electricity + water = bad. This makes the \'energy tube\' an interesting feature; will you destroy it to put the screws on your opponent but risk damaging yourself, or try and protect it and prolong the duel? Clever! There is one thing I’m not quite sure about though, and that is the water itself, water under the floor in a space station just seems... a bit weird! Personally I would have added an \'electric shader\' brush so when you destroy the \'energy tube\' it simply switches this on and electrifies the floor, but thats just me! Anyways, good work Garyn Dakari, I was also quite fond of the music, it sounds like something from Conan the Barbarian perhaps? Anyway, keep up the mapping! Hopefully we may even see some more of these \'20 Brush Map\' contest entries submitted to JKFiles. I definitely should check out Map-Craft more often! [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Sith Dungeon Duel Map | 1.5 MB

you can use your deadly force powers wherever you please. Still, a creepy underground area lit by lava flowing underneath the floors always makes for an atmospheric and Sithy themed map! The map itself has a central well lit area with two crypt like rooms on either side, filled with the sarcophagi of dead Sith Lords no doubt. These areas are a little too dim if I’m totally honest, the red lighting from the lava under the grate in the floor is nice, but its just a little too dark. There is also a button in one corner of the central area, which when pressed opens up some trap doors in the floor under which are pools of lava! However, the button did not seem to work very well, sometimes I pressed it and nothing happened, and other times the traps opened right away. I cant really say what this is happening, but it was a little frustrating. Overall a nice little duel map, though there were a few other bugs that I noticed. On one side of the central room, the columns do not reach all the way up to their plinth, so there is a bit of a gap there, and on the other side, the plinths are not directly over the columns, but rather off center. Nothing major but they could do with moving back into their proper place. Also, the Sith statues in the alcoves need clipping, as you can walk right through them! As I said, a nice little duel map, though it could do with some improvement here and there. Its nice to see TK-962 return with a new map, and hopefully we shall see more from him! :) [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel ~Nozyspy~




Sith Cave | 4.72 MB

this cave is. :( So, I guess by the word Sith and my intro, you probably guessed this is a duel map in a lava cave. First thing I noticed was the hammed up Battle of the Heroes anthem ringing in my head @_@; something a little more dark and foreboding mighta worked better. Then came the actual map itself; it had two \"areas\" in a manner of speaking, connected through an archway. The bigger area is a large bridge suspended ...either in or over the lava at a very low altitude, don\'t know what the author preferred to think was going on. The smaller was a small circular battle platform intended for more close quarters dueling, I presume. There\'s not much to speak on the smaller dueling area from a technical standpoint. Everything seems okay, save for maybe the repetitive texturing. It\'s the larger area that I was more disappointed in, actually. Rule of thumb, LDC: Don\'t assume we won\'t go there. There was very little effort applied in the lava. I understand, you\'re probably a bit fresh in mapping and it can get tedious, but shortcutting like this will affect your overall work in the long run. The first thing I always test with lava, acid, or water: Does it kill you the way MP/FFA5\'s lava does? Some people take the effort, others don\'t. This was sort of below average, because basically only a thin layer of lava stands between you and safety. Yep, below that, you can walk around with impunity, and enjoy the warmth. It gets worse: The waterfalls don\'t even have the proper triggers to burn you up. It looks like there was an attempt, but I guess the lava monsters packed up and went home, leaving the elderly behind. Should a player force jump to the lavafalls, he can effectively sneak under the map proper and basically lurk under there for a while. Along with that, there\'s a couple holes in the map under there, and I could even see one above the lavafall. So yeah, I\'d say this map has quite a bit of flaws in its current state, but with a little elbow grease, this can be polished off into a respectable duel map. Make the lava more of a threat, fix your levelshots directory(You spelled it leveshots,) and maybe add some music that isn\'t so....oh, wait, your Lord Darth Corny...well, okay then .-. New Textures: Nay New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Temple of Everlasting Night | 6.17 MB

something I hope I can use more often. The Temple of Everlasting Night is a concept pretty much spun purely from imagination, using the Korriban texture set to predominantly set the stage: A small stone compound that houses three tombs of some form of force monastic, as there a small lecturn housing 3 lightsaber hilts. There\'s an interesting little arena on the other end of this room, with a two way barrier you can raise: You can\'t see spectators, but they can see you. Good for concentration, I reckon. The remainder of the map is mostly just a loop around the compound. There\'s a nice little X-wing landing pad , an area in which you can duel outside, and a nice little covered walkway as well. There is also one secret that can be found. \'Tis easy to seek, but I shall leave you with one small clue: [b]*QUACK QUACK*[/b] This map is quite clean and well-built for a first publication. It\'s nice and dimly lit, relying mostly on torchlight for your ambient lighting. The fire does hurt, by the way, so don\'t touch it...or do, I don\'t care. The architecture here is definitely a step or two up from most first maps, so its safe to say this gent had some practice with his radiant skills. Paid off too, I reckon, as it shows he can definitely apply his artistic skills well. I\'d say the only atmospheric defects this map even has is a hiccup or two in unsourced lighting, and they can easily be overlooked, and not even worth adjusting. This map is already a solid enough product that its good for release. Ya did good, Ravz, ya did good. Don\'t just sit there and look like an idjit =_o go submit, already. New Textures: Aye(3) New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Aye(1) Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Ancient Egyptian Catacombs | 3.71 MB

here and there, this could turn out very nicely. The basic theme here is that you\'re in an egyptian underground complex, with many tight corridors and a balanced weapons placement schemata. It\'s very well made for a classic Q3-Style guns-only FFA. Now, let\'s see what exactly needs to be tweaked here. [b]1.) Atmosphere:[/b] Lighting is definitely going to improve this map ten-fold, because as it stands, it\'s just too bright to be a catacombs. Catacombs are usually dark, and lighting is very sparse, but you can still add enough light to make it navigable without spoiling the mood. Definitely get to experimenting with lighting as soon as you get your hands on a good tutorial, and don\'t be afraid to try adding in some music to suit the mood. [b]2.) Technical Tweaks:[/b] Alright, so I can see as a mapper you\'re off to a good start. You\'ve shown proficiency in making standard brushes, ramps, curves, and had adequate practice using textures and even some map objects. Now you gotta do some tweaks. I noticed one particular corridor had two mismatching walls, which seemed a little off, and the random \"Yavin\" room was VERY awkward. One of the textures for your wall awasn\'t included(It\'s JK2 texture,) and resulted in a missing texture error, and your grass(?) texture was tiled as opposed to stretched out over the area, which made it look quite weird. Actually, the whole Yavin room seemed rather out of place in conjunction with the rest of the architecture, so maybe next version might be wise to change that until you have a better mastery of nature design. [b]3.) Tactical Tweaks:[/b] Alright, so while I said the weapons placement was balanced, I meant the weapon selection. The placement of the weapons and the items themselves is a tad systematical, but the health and shield pickups suffer the most here. The health and the shields were all confined to one room, one room for shields, the other for health. They were a fair distance apart, but already I can see this being a problem, as people may begin to camp at these locations to try and hold monopoly on these pickups, which may make gameplay slightly irritating. I\'d recommend placing more of these pickups around the map, so you can avoid that detrimental scenario. Otherwise, nice job placing the weapons. So with all that in mind, I can only imagine what awesome that this map could hold in the future. I gotta say I\'m rather impressed by this creation. You\'ve really put some gumption into this piece, and I would so very much like to see a cleaned up version 2 of this, man. No kiddin\' Even for a first map, this is definitely worth a look, lads n\' lasses. Give \'er a peek if you\'re after something a little close quarters, \'cause this\'ll definitely get the job done. New Textures: Nay New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Mayan Temple | 7.92 MB

with a few structures and a pyramid in one corner. I am disappointed to say though that for the most part the map isn’t very Mayan themed, the pyramid being the only structure that resembles real life Mayan buildings. The map is also very dark, which, although it goes with the gloomy sky and rain (reminds me of the good old British weather!), is a bit [i]too[/i] dark really, making it difficult to see the map. There are plenty of nice touches which could make this a good 4-6 player FFA map though, including the walkway across the map, which would make an excellent sniper position, and the walls and pillars to duck behind. The terrain is also pretty good, although I think you need to put some kind of stone or dirt texture in the pools, since water straight on top of grass doesn’t look quite right. One other thing that bugs me a bit is that one end of the map is completely open, so you can walk right to the edge of the map and see the skybox, this doesn’t look quite right either. Perhaps enclosing the map completely, or making the terrain larger and simply putting some noclip around the edge of the map to stop the player from going to far would be good. Something like that would help the map to feel like it is part of a larger world. Overall though this is a decent map. Perhaps if you make a v2 you could make that pyramid bigger and put it in the middle of the map. You could maybe even add a hidden tomb. And mummies, definitely add mummies to guard the tomb. Everyone loves mummies! ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Team FFA ~Nozyspy~




Death Star Hangar Duel JKA

death_star_hangar_duel.rar | 6.95 MB

the hangar wall, and a door. Nothing too ornate, but it\'s actually pretty nice lookin. Methinks a service lift woulda helped this place look a little more authentic, and that missing JK2 texture coulda been thrown in as well. Otherwise, not a bad product. A-zooooom. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Yavin Retreat v2 | 3.81 MB

various elevated pads, presumably for jump training and the such, and a room with a raised glass platform for dueling also, à la the Yavin Academy map from JK2 single player. There is a small observation platform in the main hall from which you can watch duels in this room, although it could probably do with being enlarged a little so you can better see the action! The focal point however is probably the garden area with the waterfall and river, providing a nice open space to relax or gather in. This area does need some improvement though, mainly as with regards to the terrain, which is made out of various patch meshes. Patch meshes aren\'t really the best things to make terrain out of, except under special circumstances. I would suggest, for this map, trying some quadsoup, or trisoup terrain. What this is, is basically lots of square (or triangular brushes, e.g. a square cut diagonally across) which you then select and use the vertex tool (the V key by default in Radiant) and adjust the height of the corners to create terrain. This is worth a go in this area of the map, as I think it would help it to look much more natural. There is also some very nice, and relaxing KotOR music featured in the map, which although it is from KotOR, fits perfectly with the Yavin Academy theme of the map. Keep up the good work MagSul, I look forward to seeing more maps from you! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Duel ~Nozyspy~




Sniper Oasis | 10.39 MB

down on the couch of reasonable comfort and proceeded to furiously pound away at his keyboard to come up with Shakespeare. ...Then again, maybe just a review. :P I'm deeply ashamed to say I've never heard of this map until now, but let's hope somebody remembers [file="82376"]Sniper War v2[/file]. [quote]A small ffa map designed around a lake. Towers, catwalks, and numerous hiding places make this map perfect for sniping. Includes other weapons if you don't like sniping. This is the final version of my map Sniper War and since then I have implemented several improvements. The water is now clear and far less repetitive than the previous texture, I used Szico's "skybox blending" to reduce the sense of discontinuity between the terrain and the skybox, and I added a deadly laser beam that shoots down a long tube and can be activated from a nearby building to surreptitiously vaporize your opponents. There are also numerous minor texture and architectural changes throughout the map.[/quote] There you have it; improved water, skybox blending, texture and architectural changes and lazors to fire. To quote Averus' previous review, MALEVOLENCE. Quite honestly, my only gripe here is the complete lack of music. I know most of yas play without sounds on, but even so, some sort of music would be nice. ...That is, I play without sounds. Don't argue with the great Raisuli. Regardless, like bow ties and fezes, this map is cool. ;) Definitely worth a look, especially for the sniper-lovers amongst us. [b]New Textures:[/b] Yeah [b]New Sounds:[/b] Ni [b]New Music:[/b] Ni [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Ni -Caelum




Sith Temple v2 | 14.78 MB

[file="98888"]Sith Temple[/file] map BlueNinja made? Roughly a year later, we have here a second, Caelum-approved version! [quote]This map is an ancient temple of the Sith, dating back to a time far before even the tombs at Korriban were built. It was constructed on a volcanic planet, thus the lava[/quote] Like Nozy previously pointed out, both the architecture and the use of textures is very impressive. There's also plenty of room to play, and it could even work for some roleplaying. I won't bother repeating Nozy's review here, basically, new since previous version: -Bot routes -Dungeon is now escapable -Slight increase of lightning -New music, which the author composed & produced himself (!) -Three new areas The music is fitting, the lightning looks fine to me the dungeon is evil and the botroutes are a plus. New areas-wise, firstly, there's now a very neat outdoor courtyard. As the author states, it really is a welcome relief to the dark and red tinged interior. It fits in the map just fine, though. As you can see on screenshots 1, 2 & 5, it looks quite good. My only gripe is the skybox - being the only place where you can really look at it, the skybox seems somewhat bland from the courtyard. Something more...lava-planet-y might be a good idea for a next version, perhaps? ;) Also new is a round duelling-platform up a long spiral staircase, as seen on screenshot 6. As duelling area, it works just fine. My main comment would be - don't forget to look up. The "ceiling" looks very fancy. Last but not least, is the corridor seen on screenshots 3 & 4 corridor with hovering and rotating platforms, each of which has electric-doughnut-things around them (hey, that's name the author gave them!). Very interesting to play on, except the electric-doughnut-things unfortunately are not fatal or even damaging (which I'm guessing is a bug). Still a neat area though. ...Did I just seriously write that wall of text? ... ... Right. Yeah. I'll stop now then. As I said, map's Caelum-approved :P [b]New Textures:[/b] Oui! [b]New Sounds:[/b] Non! [b]New Music:[/b] Oui! [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Oui! [b]Camembert:[/b] Oui! -Caelum




{ Taspir - $nake Division Version } | 4.65 MB

without any problems. Well, Snake Division didn't do that, but instead, sent their map here. Basically, what you got here is an expanded FFA5, with a few more rooms, some outward expansion to the map, with a volcano, swoop race track, and ship spawns. Don't get me wrong here, I'm not saying: "DO NOT WANT," but I think I should recommend you make this as an MP/FFA5 overwrite instead of a whole 'nother map, as it would help promote newcomers to your server without making them rage over having to download a custom map. See if you can make it happen, or ask around other clan servers, or even our own forums, how to make this happen. I'd hate to see a clan lose traffic just because they walled themselves in a custom map. Until then, Snake Division members/visitors, make your move. - Averus Retruthan




Rusty Bucket Bay v2 | 61.92 MB

awesomeness, Borm Kloon have utterly remade the powerfully fun and amusing Rusty Bucket Bay, from the game Banjo Kazooie, and whose predecessor I also had the pleasure of reviewing. This one, however, is MUCH more expanded. There's all sorts of areas from the game that you can find by smashing certain objects, or entering secret doorways. As with the last one, the architecture and textures closely resemble what little I've seen out of the old N64 game. There were only two issues I found with this map. The first one was a onesided brush on the puzzle piece cage. Not a big deal. The only other one was that in the small little boathouse, one could walk along the bottom of the water with impunity. Besides those two issues, y'can't lose with this map. It's just too fun to pass up. Whether you've played Banjo Kazooie or not, I invite you to give this map a play, and take a swim in the bay. Isn't the water beautiful?... New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




World 1-1 | 5.95 MB

again I'm the one to review it. How ironic. WELL! For those of you in the loop about Mario, here's some of the features this map possesses: - Moving 2D cloud background and authentic texturing. - "?" blocks that generate either an authentic "mushroom sound" or a "coin sound" when you bump your head on them(AND they go blank!) - An interesting orchestral remix of the Mario 1-1 theme and the underground theme compacted into one MP3 - Destructible blocks - Pitfalls - A hidden block that I presume was in the game as well! - A tube can take you into a bonus area with 2D coins you can collect.(with sound included.) - A green skull flag you can bring down(though sadly you can't bring up the red star flag.) Alright, so a pretty good rendition if you ask me. The author definitely wanted to pay some serious homage, that much is certain. Now, a brief list of bugs: - Flag only seems to work once - Hidden block may "ensnare" you if you come at it from above or the side. - Castle is sorta boxed off so your feet float above it just a little. - Tubing is a tad bit difficult to enter, and may cause the "warp" to fire prematurely. Other than that, it's a pretty good rendition. IN terms of terrain, I can't speak for its accuracy, but you'll hear no complaints from me. A solid tribute to a classic vidjia game, and definitely worth a peek. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Jaggers Birthday Map | 25.78 MB

marked...with a malevolent map. Upon entering, the familiar hymn of Oblivion's overworld music hit my ears. In fact, a lot of Elder Scrolls influence lurks in this map. From the black hand button(whose function still remains unclear to me,) to the Daedra concept art, to the large incredibly lit bridge that pays homage to Castle Skingrad's brazier-laden bridge, it seems someone was a big ol' fan of Oblivion. I don't blame you =_,= Well, since we're on the topic of the bridge, let's address one of the main issues that plagues this map: Particle overload. Upon entering the main area of the map, my immediate notice was that sounds were chopping up. Namely, my lightsaber activation and deactivation sounds were taking their sweet fat time to play, and some times not at all. I don't know what the exact particle limit is, but with your overload of flame braziers and that tower sparkle, methinks you went quite enough over the limit. It's a shame too, because the architecture and overall theme of the map was very enticing. The three main structures were very entertaining to explore, and seemed just as whimsical and majestic on the inside as they did on the outside. There was one other primary area worth mentioning that has a couple of bugs. This area is the large desert canyon used for vehicle combat. It would be here that two issues present themselves. Both are relatively ignorable, but do hinder the playability of this area a little. 1.) Skyline was far too low: The last thing any pilot wants to worry about is a limit on how high he can go. The highest you could go was only a few meters above the sand canyon. BLEH @_@; seriously, at least give the starfighters a little more breathing room. What you've got now makes me want to duck my head. 2.) There was bit of a portaling issue in this area. Depending on where you were, the canyon walls would disappear, redrawing when you got closer to them. This is just an aesthetic issue, though, so no hurry on really fixing that one. The only other issue I noticed off hand was the brush-fighting on the presents. Other than that, it's actually quite an intriguing map to hang out in. An excellent tribute, and certainly worth beholding, should you have the time to indulge it. If thou dost approve, maketh thine move. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




After Hours | 6.57 MB

thought. This is Cobrax's first released map and I must say it is pretty good for a first release! The map is actually a clan map, although it has some interesting aesthetic features that I will come to shortly. Like I said, there is the obligatory clan bar, with a few posters on the walls and privacy forcefield's. As I have said before, I have always liked clan maps, they have the feeling of a close community of friends having fun together, occasionally with the odd bit of clan intrigue or gossip. ;) The clan bar is kind of a distillation of that I think, a place to meet up and talk after having a sparring match or whatnot. There are also some large duelling areas and of particular note is the huge courtyard with the ziggurat at the center. This building, along with the overall architecture, textures, music and that bluish lighting evoke memories of the Dromund Kaas level of Mysteries of the Sith. This is what I was talking about when I mentioned the interesting aesthetic features earlier. I don't know whether anyone else agrees with me here, but it certainly brought back memories of exploring that creepy level! ;) One other interesting thing is that the author has used a stone texture and applied a glowing shader to it to use it as a light texture instead, which I thought was quite inventive and actually looked pretty good! A note on a slight technical issue though; firstly, the steps of the ziggurat are far to big, they need to be shrink to a more realistic size. This isn't a problem gameplay wise since there is a noclip wedge brush on the stairs allowing you to walk smoothly up them. It is however more of an aesthetics/detail issue, but not a big one. My main concern here though is that the noclip wedge brush doesn't go all the way down to the floor at the bottom of the steps, meaning that you have to jump over the first step before you can climb the stairs. Not a major issue, but still something that should be fixed. All in all a nice clan map here, certainly one I would enjoy playing in if I was part of this clan. Of course, the clan names and posters may put other people off from using it, but I certainly give the author two thumbs up for the excellent atmosphere he has created in the map! :thumbsup: Keep up the good work Cobrax, I look forward to seeing more from you! [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, Duel ~Nozyspy~




Back to the Roots | 12 MB

doesn't mean they are bad. This one is actually very good overall. Lots of time has been spent on this creation, and it shows. Let's start with a basic overview. As I said above, the map is based on Yavin, and is built academy-style. There are many areas available to explore, including a large TFFA arena and two mission-style areas that I imagine are for training. The architecture is not classic yavin-style - instead, the author has branched out and created a smooth, but still stony appearance. I daresay it looks more like Korriban in places - that's ok, though, it looks good overall. So let's go over some positives. Each room is sized nicely, although I feel the first room (the one you spawn into) could use a little widening out. Still, that's trivial. Like I said before, the architecture is nice overall. Also, there are things to do if you join an empty server. The atmosphere is nice, and there's eye candy all over the place. There's also a TFFA arena off on one side, which made a really nice addition. It has an observation area on the top, and a large fighting area down below. The lighting is [i]very[/i] good - I'm sure that took a lot of time to work out. Texturing is very well done, I couldn't find any terrible seams or stretched ones anywhere. FPS was good overall as well. Now...that's not a very good list of positives; there's still more. But I don't want to ramble forever. As you'd expect, here comes a list of negatives as well. Some areas of the map should be clipped. By this I mean things like stairs - most of them are clipped, giving a smooth walk to the top. Others aren't so smooth and go bumpitty bump bump all the way to the top. Also, the elevator doors leading to the TFFA arena need clip added to them - it is possible to stand on the ledge of the door and get crushed against the ceiling when it tries to open. Another glitch is that when you walk through a door, all the visible entities and players disappear for an instant. This is due to incorrect areaportals - you're supposed to use system/skip on 5 sides of the brush and the system/areaportal texture for the sixth. ;) A few doors were missing sounds (maybe it was just my computer) and a few other things were glitchy here and there, but nothing too big. A few of the areas seemed like they were meant to be expanded but were not - I'd love to see more in a version 2. This map shows promise and it would be nice to see the full potential brought out. On that note, there are no scripts - add some! Scripts are the best thing that ever happened to JA maps. New sounds: [b]No[/b] New models: [b]No[/b] New textures: [b]Yes[/b] New music: [b]Yes[/b] ~Dretzel [i]P.S. - You don't need to include base game assets in your pk3, ever. They're already in the game. ;)[/i]




meleeSP | 324.46 KB

use cheats to access melee in SP!" Ah, that may be correct, but why waste time typing in the commands when you can just use this mod? It's a fantastic idea! Don't you all agree? :) There isn't really much else to say about this mod. It's simple and fantastic. Although, this could just be used for all of you ''lazy'' players out there who don't feel like typing in the commands with the console. Unfortunately, there are two downsides to this mini-mod. One of them is that the script won't work in the t2_dpred mission. According to the author, he's not very good at Icarus scripting and couldn't figure it out. Maybe somebody could help with that? We'll see I suppose! The other downside was that some of you may have problems with kicking. Although, on a positive note, you can access cheats and use these commands to fix it: [b]/helpusobi 1[/b] [b]/g_debugmelee 1[/b] Overall, this isn't a bad little mod! I could definitely see myself using it if I ever got tired of using cheats to access melee. My only recommendation for the author is to see if you can find a way to use the script on the t2_dpred mission. It's not really something that is extremely important, but some people would probably like to have the script available on all of the missions. Anyways, fantastic job author! I hope to see more work from you in the future. This is definitely worth a download if you don't like to use cheats to access melee in SP! ~Syyrax




Multiplayer Role Player 2 | 24.88 MB

There is some helpful into in there, plus a few hints that should help you get through. This map is intended to be a cooperative team-based game. Having never role played before, I don't know if it qualifies as an RP map, but it is something new. You're supposed to escape from a prison (with help from a noghri), make your way through the facility to a generator, disable it and leave. Pretty straightforward, and two experienced players could probably finish this in under 10 minutes. The map itself does need a good bit more work. There are definitely some places where some hinting would be quite useful, and other areas where an areaportal couldn't hurt. Lots of excess triangles being drawn, there. ;) There are quite a few textures that are mismatched *just* enough to be noticeable from a distance, while other areas had somewhat repetitive texturing. Brushwork was a little lacking as well. The stairs were missing clip, so using them was a little bouncy. Also, at one point during testing, when I set foot on one of the staircases, one of the scripts was sent into a runaway loop and the game began to run very choppy. This may have been because I was noclipping around (both times), but it's still a pretty bad bug. Some of the NPCs didn't seem to want to attack me...not sure if that was a bug or intentional. Finally, in the final room, after completing the mission, the void is very clearly visible on all idea what happened there. So, there's lots to work on - improving brushwork and texturing would be key. I think it's still something new and interesting, though. Maybe you will too - take a look at the screenshots and decide for yourself. New textures: [b]Yes[/b] New sounds: [b]No[/b] New music: [b]Yes[/b] New models: [b]No[/b] New scripts: [b]Yes[/b] ~Dretzel




SJC - Naboo Crystal Sanctuary | 44.18 MB

map which was converted to JKA as 'Pyramid of the Massassi'. Unfortunately though, it appears that we no longer have that map on the site, I don't know why, but it is a shame indeed. However, that famous map has heavily inspired Sith J's latest creation; Naboo Crystal Sanctuary! Anyone who has played on the Pyramid of the Magician/Massassi map will instantly recognise the features that have been inspired by that map. These include the jump pads in various locations, used to catapult you up to a higher level, the canyon like layout, dense foliage and other features. From what I understand, some textures have also been carried over from the original map by Sock, though these mostly appear to be the plant and leaf textures (which would be difficult to make from scratch, believe me, I've tried!). Some of the stone textures were really quite low resolution, which makes me thing that maybe these minor textures also came from the original map. The only other thing that has come over from the original map by Sock is a few sounds, which lend the whole map a nice ambience. That brings me onto the music, which is very unusual indeed. I haven't a clue where it is from, but it seems to combine elements of both the Star Wars themes and some Star Trek themes, oddly. Anywho, the music fits perfectly and nicely fits in with the rest of the audio ambience. Now, onto a rather big and impressive part of the map; the dot2product terrain blending! Dot2product is probably the most complicated way of creating a nice and natural blend of different textures for your terrain, however it is the best looking. Proof that you can learn new tricks no matter how long you have been mapping, Sith J has done an excellent job of using dot2product on this map to create a seamless and natural blend of textures for the varied terrain here. I must say though, despite the excellent job Sith J has done, it still doesn't quite match up to the truly masterful job that Sock did on his original Pyramid of the Magician map. There is some room for improvement as far as making sure all the textures are aligned around some of the rock walls, where the various lumps and bumps tend to through out texture alignment a little. The layout itself is quite complicated, even though this isn't a very large map, which means that you can spend plenty of time exploring and discovering things! Whilst I liked the outdoor areas with the small ruined Naboo style pavilion's and pillars, my favourite area had to be the caves. There is just something about caves in JKA, they are very hard to do right, but if you succeed they really are a great feature to add to a map. Sith J has done a top notch job of making the labyrinthine caves in this map, complete with hanging vines and mushrooms! Lets not forget what the title of the map is though, Naboo [b]Crystal[/b] Sanctuary. Also in the caves and other areas around the map are groups of crystals, which lend the map its name. I was a bit disappointed that there weren't more crystals to be honest, I would have liked to see a cave full of them, like the inside of a [url=]giant geode[/url]. Overall this is another very impressive map from Sith J Cull, although I do think there are a few areas that could be worked on and polished up a little more, especially those lower resolution stone textures which don't look too great close up. They are only used in a few places however and not on large areas, so that isn't too much of an issue. I also think it would be cool if the crystals were more 'glowy', not that crystals generally glow, but it just looks cool! ;) Once again this is another excellent release from Sith J, but I do think that the low resolution textures in certain areas let it down a little, apart from that though I highly recommend you download this map, I don't think you will be disappointed! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~




Battle on Mygeeto BETA | 27.51 MB

wasteland rock in which Master Ki-Adi-Mundi led the Galactic Marines on a siege against the CIS in the [url=""]Battle of Mygeeto[/url]. Raining fire upon the planets Confederate bases located on the hillsides of mountains, the Marines rushed to storm the outposts, the sound of firing and death screams echoing through the walls, the consoles blasted with Clone helmets hanging off, the doors blown off their hinges, mangled droids crawling through the halls, the Clonetroopers lining up in the morning to march to their victory... This particular map is a command post, set on Mygeeto. Now that the blissfully unaware people might know what it is, I can get down to the juicy part. No run of the mill siege map, the idea is that the enemy is attacking a crucial Republic base on the mountains of Mygeeto. Your objectives: Bring an ATST into the base, destroy the core, and do numerous attacks on the infrastructure. Fun? I'm kind of split on whether it's fun or not. Read on, mortal! To delve further into the map, I will write my opinion on the content.... now! Please shift your eyes to the right




Jedi Academy BETA Siege Map Pack | 31.15 MB

[b]two[/b], count 'em two, siege maps to play with in the meantime. In the meantime, you say? Yeah, dats right fool, because this is only a BETA. 5 more maps to come. In the words of Borat, Wow wow wee wa! [b]Base Assault II[/b] Hmm, how can I describe this map... well I'll say that it's sort of a mixture of Japan-style architecture with Star Wars-style warehouses and machinery. You get what I mean because I probably don't make much sense. Each team spawns at a different side of the town, and must blast their way through it to get to the objectives, which is steal the power mod and restore power to the outside doors, reach the courtyard of the estate grounds, use codes contained in droids to disable the estate locks, and once inside the estate, disable the containment core shield which is busy containing the head of legendary pops. By all means this is a greatly executed idea, which includes sneaking around underground, behind buildings, etcetera. Only complaints I have is that in the FFA versions, it is literally impossible to escape the interior warehouse type rooms, due to the doors being locked. Anyways, you're going to have to discover the rest of what's in this map, and maybe a little more :P [b]Korriball[/b] Anyone remember Droidball? Well this is similar. Okay, well if you don't remember what Droidball is... anyone watch or follow American football? This is pretty much the same idea here. Except star wars style. Which makes it even more cooler. Instead of a pigskin, or 'football' here, we have the green crystal! So in all it is like football. Now on to what you actually do. You grab the green crystal, but Authuran? How do you kick a crystal in Jedi Academy? No need to worry about that my dear split personallity, there is jump pads to rocket you into the goal, which is abit small this time, only like a sort of portal or teleporter, which if you get the crystal in it you win! No, you have to get 7 points, so if you get the crystal in 7 times you win! After you get the crystal in, you're teleported back to the playing field, which as you can figure out by the name, is in Korriban. So you have your Sith statues and sharp-edged rock formations. Very fun map. All in all, this is a great mappack, and more to come o.O so watchout for that in the future. Also I should mention this comes with a Tardis or something ; if I can gather what little information I know about the SyFy channel, it's from Dr. Who, and I think he uses it to fly around, or go back and forth in time or so. These are betas, too, so they might have a bit o' problems here and there. Keep it up, p1ng! ~Authuran




Black and White | 2.34 MB

map is fiendishly simple and effective; make a sniping map that is just flat black and flat white and provide a flat black skin to go with it. The result? The ultimate test of your sniper abilities! Obviously you wont be able to see a flat black skin against a flat black background, making finding and tracking your opponents incredibly hard, unless of course they stray into the flat white area, in which case they stick out like a sore thumb! This map is of a medium size; big enough for a medium FFA, although it is probably better suited to a small FFA to make finding your opponents more difficult. It has numerous ramps and walkways and different types of cover. Importantly no force powers are needed for this map, since the only areas which require you to jump, have jump pads for that purpose. I must also compliment the choice of music (which sounds like something from the Bourne films), since it fits perfectly with the theme of this map! The only bug I encountered was related to these jump pads; on one of the jump pads that catapult you from one side of the map to the other (right at the top of the walkways) there seemed to be a miscalculation in the path of the jump. Meaning that it shot you into the side of the opposite jump pad, bouncing you right back off and into a nasty fall, rather than catapulting you onto the opposite walkway. Apart from that small but somewhat annoying glitch, this map is a fantastic example of an original idea come good. If sniping is your thing, then you will like this map! I hope to see this map on servers soon! :D [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~




AT-RT Prefab | 11.08 KB




The Phantom Menace Episode 1 Duel of the Fates | 20.25 MB

but atleast several problems came to me the second I spawned in the hangar. But we'll deal with that later. Duel of the Fates, perhaps one of the greatest lightsaber duels in the Star Wars movies. When I spawned I donned my Maul model, and then realized that this map is boring to test out by myself. So I added an Obi Wan Kenobi bot to fight with while I was looking around. Needless to say he owned me a couple of times with the dreaded force push, foreseeing my lovely splatter at the bottom of the generator room -_-. Then I retaliated! Using force grip to hold him over the edge of one of the platforms, making him suffer! *Ahem*. Back to the review. After exploring the rather large generator room, I then went through the blast doors up through the hallways, discovering multiple round platforms most likely used for discussing that guy Sio Bibble's ridiculous beard. So after that I went back into the hangar and discovered another room, with a statue of... ragnos? What the heck is he doing there? Unfortunately, that's the good part. The screenshots can certainly tell you this is a first map. When I spawned, I immediately recognized there was no light at all in this map (AKA no shadows, means that the map generates its own brightness). The author used many repetitive textures that looked phony and unnatural, and hurt my eyes. I also saw that the author totally misused the caulk shader, it's even viewable in the map. Also, the doors need to be linked up together. AKA, when I go through the rather *large* doors, only one of them opens, and I have to walk over to the other one to get it to open. When I entered the generator room, I noticed that there was an excess of bridges and platforms that were not there in the movie, creating unnecessary fps. After that I went into the hallways, noticing the way he poorly used textures and the largely undetailed corridors. There are also unnecessary ledges with models that are not even clipped down. Here's some tips for the author: STRETCH YOUR TEXTURES. I don't want to be rude but that's a very important statement. the ones that are not stretched look very repetitive and ruin visuals. Also, study up on the architecture of this place in order to create an accurate representation. And most importantly, when you compile make sure you have light. You will know when you see shadows and patches of light where you placed your source. Trust me, the map will look a lot better. Also, when you use the physics_clip shader on the models, make sure you have it placed accurately. When I tried jumping up on the ragnos statues There was a HUGE invisible box around it. Also, make it so when you fall off edges (the balconies, etc.) you die, instead of just falling on the skybox. In the generator room this will come in handy. Overall, this map is quite a doozy. One thing I certainly liked was the clear audio of the music, very good and not fuzzy or chopped at all. Download if you like. ~Authuran




Skyhopper Prefab v2 | 898.97 KB

accuracy is pretty good, but the detail and texture selection could be improved. Unfortunately, that's all I can say about this file, since it's a prefab. I don't doubt that mappers could find a use for these. Enjoy. ~Crazy




Meeting Room Prefab | 2.21 MB

not choose to employ when engaging in the art of tri-dimensional cartography. [/quazi-smarty] :P Unfortunately, while the concept was good, the execution was poor. A room such as this shouldn't be more than 40 brushes for the layout, but somehow, the author managed to create this room with more than double that. In addition, there is no clear sign of -proper- texture selection. Unseen walls aren't caulked, the sky isn't actually a sky shader, and every brush has exactly one texture, meaning that the elevated section of the room uses exactly one texture. And trust me, the texture being used there isn't meant to be used for floors. So overall, it's close, but no cigar. I suggest lots of practice, and seeking advice from 'da boys' over [url=]Map-Craft[/url]. [i](They would be listed as an affiliate to the right, but Darth G, the head admin over there, has been inactive lately...[/i] ~Crazy A




True Mandalorian Clan Map | 22.78 MB

Modders, add "Mandalorian" to the title of your mod even if it has nothing to do with them; it will get them reviewed faster!) Kidding of course. >_> Apart from the title, though, this map bears really no similarity to Mandalorians and probably just references them because that is what the clan that this map was made for is named. A bit disappointing to a die-hard Mando fan like me, but I'll continue on... somehow. ='( _> Right. I'll actually review it now. The map is a good attempt but falls short in a number of areas which honestly make it too difficult to play or enjoy. First off the map is very poorly constructed. Every single area is confusing and hard to get around, and they aren't really worth getting around anyway. The map is riddled with bugs such as crackling fires that can be heard across the map at an even volume and lifts with confusing triggers. These problems are only compounded by the fact that for a large portion of the map you can barely see where you're going. The actual "Valley" is so dark that I had to crank my brightness up just to see what was there, which wasn't much. The architecture and texturing is repetitive, blocky, and not very interesting to look at. There are a lot of areas present, from the valley to some sort of space station to a weird dojo-ey area. What you do to get to the space station I thought was pretty neat: you have to hop into this big speeder-ship and press a button, and then voila! You appear in the hangar of the station in said ship, almost as if you flew. The other parts of the map are not so easy to get to, unfortunately. The only way I found the majority of the map, aside from the valley and Space station, was by noclipping around. People generally like to be able to find their way while playing. >_> All the areas do have some nice parts though, such as bars, bedrooms, and bathrooms (the bathroom had the cool feature of being able to close the bathroom door while you're in there). This map could have redeemed itself by [i]not hurting my eyes[/i]. Yes. This map actually made me shut my eyes and look away multiple times. The reason for this? Horrible, horrible FPS. I can play Crysis on High settings and yet I join this map and my usual 70 FPS drops to 10 or 16. The horrendously low FPS just kills any playability that it could have had. I don't know how other large maps keep their FPS at a steady, even rate but you should try doing what they do. Whatever that is. =_= There is one saving grace, however, which comes in the form of the music. The map features several tracks from, correct me if I'm wrong, the Halo 2 soundtrack. Martin O'Donnell is an amazing composer and his music adds back some of what was taken away by all the problems in the design and implementation. In short this map had a good idea behind it but the execution was really botched up. My advice to the author is to try making a new map but focus on the quality and optimization aspects instead of the "I wonder how much stuff I can cram in here!" aspect. ~Laam'inui




Inferno | 34.54 MB

very bloody well done. The map's name, Inferno, I'm assuming comes from the gigantic raging pit of fire in the center of the map. The map is big, I'll just say this for starters. It's not huge, and it's not BIG, but it's fairly large sized. Its actual size, however, is completely dwarfed by what the map [i]feels[/i] like. The distant buildings, the skybox, the smoke, and the misty clouds and black smoke passing overhead all make this map seem like it's just a small part of a behemoth industrial complex; in a way the gigantic structures and the ominous setting make it feel like the Citadel from Half-Life 2. I love it. My only complaint is that you couldn't go in any doors; it really was kind of a let down. This map would be twice as valuable to roleplayers as well as clans if there were just some rooms and hallways to go around in, plus it would make the map feel even bigger than it already feels. The graphics and visuals that this map employs to get its point across are stunning and are just about unrivaled in any other map. I have never seen a map with fire or smoke that looked this good, and all the architecture is superb; the textures and shapes all blend together seamlessly. The visual theme is that of grit and darkness and every texture shows that through little effects such as dirt, scratches, or burn marks. From rubble to pipes to distant towers, it just looks amazing, and this quality is just amplified by the lighting. I can say that quite a few maps which would have been very nice maps have been ruined due to crappy lighting, and also that a few maps that would have been mediocre at best have been made surprisingly nice by the use of proper lighting effects. This map takes what I've seen done with lighting in the past and blows it out of the water. The massive, roaring flames give off a perfect and frightening reddish glow that echos around the entire area while the sky, black with breaking clouds of mist and smoke, illuminates the majority of the ground aided by some extremely well done spot lights that remind me of the ones from Republic Commando. There are other little lights scattered around the map as well. Seriously, I love the lighting in here. The author says that there are some "weird lighting issues" but I didn't see a single one. It all looked fantastic. The sound components of the map are supplied completely through the music track, which consists of howling wind and other ambient effects which finish up the icing on the cake. There are a few problems with this, however. One is that the track doesn't loop perfectly and so there is a very noticeable gap between the loops which kind of makes me wince every time it happens. The other is that the massive inferno itself doesn't have any sound effects, so if you run up to it with music off the flames are completely silent. I would think that the fire should have [i]some[/i] sort of sound effects, considering that massive flames generally ROAARRRRRRRRR. The author has said that this is a bug, and he can't figure it out. Kind of sucks, since it takes away from the atmosphere. The author talks about TONS of bugs in the map, most of which I didn't even notice; I guess the creator knows his creation better than the observer, eh? At any rate, this is one of the coolest maps I have ever had the privilege to review on Jedi Knight 3 files. Good job, Jedi_Mediator, and I really hope you make a version two and add... maybe some more areas and expand it some, as well as try a bit more to fix some of those sound bugs. I think this map deserves it. ~Laam'inui




Shadow Moses Island | 4.48 MB

you would know... especially judging by Gamespot's 10/10 review of MGS4. =_= This map is based off a map from Metal Gear Solid, and even though I don't know the original map it's still easy to enjoy this one. It's a sort of pseudo-military industrial complex with boxes scattered everywhere in a snowy mountain island. There are a few flaws but overall it's a really solid map, and I'm really impressed since it's only the author's second map. I'll start with the texturing, which looks nice at a glance but upon closer examination reveals itself to be flat and cartoony. It works since the entire map uses these flat and cartoony textures, but I just can't help but thinking if the textures were realistic and had some depth to them then the map would look so much better. The only textures that aren't flat and cartoony are the snow and rock textures. The skybox also could have been a bit better. It looked good but it was just sky at every angle. If you're on an island, wouldn't there be water or land or [i]something[/i] around you other than sky? The architecture, on the other hand, is not cartoony and actually looks nice for the most part. The guard rails, mine shafts, and the general structure of the map is very well done, but it's little things that could be improved. The snow on top of the roof of the complex, for example, is blocky and polygonal when it should be smooth and rounded as snow actually is. I will say that I love the massive mech the author's included and how you can actually enter the cockpit of the mech. It's a cool feature. The lighting in the map works, but it could be better. For a complex at night with so few and such small lights, it's awfully bright. The lighting should be more localized I think and shadows should be more pronounced to give it atmosphere. If you made the whole map more like the hangar where the giant mech is that'd be a big leap forward. The one thing that annoyed me more than any other was the fact that... there are no doors. None. You get around the place by crawling through vents. Really? Why wouldn't there be any working doors? Are vents easier to defend or something? I also don't get the random spots of light in the vents when there [i]are[/i] no lights. The map could also be a bit bigger with more rooms but that's up to the author to decide if he wants to do since the current size already works. Bot routes aren't included but that's not too big of a problem. Know what the best news of all is? There's going to be a version 2. I'm looking forward to see what Borm comes up with for v2 and I'm impressed that he could pull this off for just his second map. ~Laam'inui




Team Forts! | 19.67 MB

understand from what the readme says, this is a recreation of a map from the classic [i]Team Fortress[/i] game, though having never played that game I cant comment on that particular point. The maps name is pretty self explanatory though, with a fortress on each side of the map with a building containing a somewhat maze like interior in the middle, separating the two team bases. The flag itself is situated on top of a large tower and the only way up is a small walkway that winds itself around the tower. Force speed is definitely out of the question when trying to take a flag in this position, as there are no railings… So unless you want to fly like superman, before abruptly splattering on the ground below, I wouldn’t try using force speed to get up this walkway! :P Also of note are the glowing forcefield’s at the bottom, near where you spawn. Don’t walk into these, otherwise you will be fried, no matter which team you are on! Whilst it be a bit annoying to be killed by your own defences, it does make your opponent think twice before trying to attack your spawn points (a dishonourable tactic anyway). I also liked the rather amusing warning poster emblazoned upon the top of the central building, check the screenies below! There is also some custom music, which sounds great, and compliments the map nicely! This definitely has the potential to be a very fun CTF map, although there are a few areas that I feel still need some work. The main thing is that this map is very, very dark. The inside areas are lit up ok, but the outside areas are very dark indeed, making it difficult to see much in the outside areas. Whilst this may prove to be an interesting gameplay feature – making your enemies more difficult to spot – I still think it was rather too dark. The other area is the construction of the map itself. I would have liked to see some more detail in the map, since many of the walls are flat with relatively plain textures (although I was pleased to see some good custom textures in there too). Adding some pipes, vents, or pillars always adds some nice architectural detail to the map. As I said though, this has great potential, it just needs a bit more work. That said though, I did enjoy the map and so I look forward to any new maps you make MooMooMonkey! If you guys like the look of this map, then make sure to give it a download! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~




Castle NRN | 6.81 MB

things. This release was just rather sloppy. So, essentially, what we're given is a horrendously blocky looking map of a castle and a surrounding courtyard. I'd be damned if I saw a single round object anywhere. Oh, and JK2 textures were used, but not included. Apparently you're on your own with those textures. The buildings and architecture thereof are far too shabby to really appreciate, as ithe dominant blockiness and stock JA textures really make no significant impression on the beholder. The castle gates are just moving brushes, as opposed to actual doors. First floor is practically one big empty space. Second floor rooms are pretty much littered with weapon spawns and repetition. Very obnoxious and very unsettling. So overall? Eh, definitely needs some work. This could definitely work as a "screw around" map, but otherwise, it's not the best map to present to the public. New Textures: Nay New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Kitchen | 1.43 MB

furnishings appear to be all white. The lighting is rather poor, as it just makes the entire room seem SEVERELY sterile. That and it sort of offends the eyes. However, those aside, the room looks great. It felt practically like a kitchen, save for a few things: - Appliances Sizes: I noticed the appliances had some rather strange sizes. The oven, dishwasher, and the washer/dryer set seemed a bit wider than necessary, and the fridge seemed a bit taller than needed. The counters however were at a good usable height. - Some things are a bit high: Yeah, shouldn't have to get up on a chair to fetch the phone. The overhead oven controls were also rather high, as were some of the cupboards. - Heads don't go in the microwave: I can't speak on the rancor baby in the toaster oven, but HEADS ARE NOT microwave-friendly. Believe me, I tried it once. They're best cooked in a pot or cauldron, so you can spoon out the hair and what not. However, this isn't home ec, so I'll leave it at that. Now, practical game playability is a bit hard to see. In a close quarters mod like [file="91118"]OJP[/file], maybe it'll work, but there's not enough space for a real duel to really happen in BaseJA/JA+ combat. Why? It's one tiny room. Not much maneuverability. A kata could cover a lot of ground here. Also, the following weapons are available: - E11 - Bowcaster - Dets, Detpack, Tripmines There are also health packs, shields, bacta, ammo, and a force field. Honestly, no matter how I think it, it's going to result in VERY short duel sessions. VERY short, indeed. All in all, however, this is a very nice display of skill. Perhaps the author may be tempted to expand it into a full house with surrounding yard. Now THAT I could see as a playable duel map. Death. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




Jedi Temple Lobby | 19.47 MB

map. Its a symmetrical lobby. Man, I wish I could think of something else to say about it other than its pretty much symmetrical XD. So far what we've got is great. The architecture and texture choices are pretty much spot on and it's a great start to what would have been an interesting competitor map to =Tom='s Jedi Temple map. It's just a bit disappointing that work appears to have been halted on it. I hope some form of inspiration hits you in the face and prompts you to at least try again. Well, with what you've got, I could see this being used as both a good duel map and a modest saber FFA map. Performance-wise, it won't fail you. Now, enough banter, GO YOU NOW TO FILEFRONT'S CHAMBER AND SEIZE YOUR BANDWIDTH BY THE GROIN AND HURL IT. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




The Clocktower | 3.68 MB

inside of a Clock Tower, featuring the turning gears, the huge bells, the equally huge pendulum and of course the clock face that you expect to find inside a clock. Actually, from the pictures I have seen, that’s looks rather like the inside of Big Ben in London, so it definitely does look like the innards of a Clock Tower. The map itself would make both a great Duel or FFA space, as it is big enough to have a proper mid-sized FFA in, but the confined areas of the ramps and turning gears would also make for a very challenging duelling area. The map is big also in terms of height, you really do not want to fall of any of those platforms, otherwise you will be falling for quite a while. ;) This provides an interesting multi-layer environment in which to play in. The textures used are also fitting for the location, especially with the gothic style stone texture used on the walls. One very cool feature of this map is that the clock actually works, the hands move, and what is more the clock will actually keep time for as long as you keep playing Multiplayer. So for example, if you start up this map, but then change the map to something else, and then change back to this map, the clock will have kept time and kept ticking away whilst you were playing on the other map. How this works is a complete mystery to me, but it is very cool nonetheless! There are some areas that I definitely feel need improving upon though. For one, both the roof and floor of this map are textured with a flat black texture, which doesn’t look right. Personally I think some architecture, like some supporting beams or arches should be added to the ceiling, and then perhaps a fog could be applied to the entire level, to mask the floor and add to the sense of depth. I also feel that there needs to be a greater variety of textures used around the map, as well as adding some more detailing, since the map is rather bare at the moment. Lastly, the lighting is also quite flat, so I would definitely continue to work on the lighting of the map, maybe making it dark and foreboding. Overall though, this is a really good idea for a map location and the author has done pretty well here and I definitely think that with some more improvements and polishing up, this will turn out to be a really great map! So keep up the good work mate! :) If you guys fancy a Joker vs. Batman rematch, or just like the look of this map, then give it a download! ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Lord of the Rings - The Argonath | 10.5 MB

[url=]Argonath[/url], those two colossal statues from the Fellowship of the Ring. Lord of the Rings is full of impressive buildings and constructions, but out of all of them this is my personal favourite, followed closely by Minas Tirith. Because of the unusual structure of this particular location, I always imagined it would be a tough one to make into a map, but I must say YaMax has done an excellent job here. Only one of the statues is actually physically there, because they are so huge that it would be difficult to make the map big enough to fit both in the map with the proper scale. The other statue is part of the skybox, and has been very well blended in. The statue itself is [b]huge[/b]. You spawn right on the top, along the arm or on the head. Because of its unusual nature, this map is really best for a small FFA, as there isn’t an awful amount or room at the top. Also because of its unusual shape, you cannot get directly from the arm, to the top of the hand or head by jumping or climbing, instead a few small ‘jump boards’ have been placed in the necessary areas. All you need to do is walk onto the jump boards and you will be catapulted up to your destination. How do you get down again without a parachute? Well, all you need to do is jump…you won’t die, so there is nothing to worry about! The map has been made with what I presume is a special shader which prevents the player from suffering damage after the fall. The map contains some nice Lord of the Rings music, which fits brilliantly with the map and I must give the author a big pat on the back, because he has done an excellent job of recreating the face and helmet of the Argonath. As for improvements, I would suggest to work on the lighting a bit, as it is a little flat at the moment. Also I think the textures probably need stretching a bit, as from a distance they repeat quite a lot. The other thing that I noticed was that the jump board that is supposed to take you onto the top of the hand actually tends to overshoot you, and send you flying off the end to your death! :P All in all though, a very unique map here, and one that I definitely think is worth a download because of that. Keep up the good work YaMax, I look forward to seeing more from you, and I also hope you make a v2 of this excellent map! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~




Mindwarp | 1.04 MB

that to get the best out of this map you must enable dynamic glow via the /r_dynamicglow 1 command. When I first entered the map it instantly reminded me of playing QUB3D on GTA 4, which I loved. The layout is very interesting, I haven't seen a map quite like it. The author didn't state what the purpose of the map was so I assume it's for merc wars judging by the weapon placements and the overall design. The map contains a "Obnoxiously Massive Red Megadome", a "Celestial City" and "Neo Tunnels". To get into the Obnoxiously Massive Red Megadome is apparently a secret but I found it pretty quickly, I won't give away what's inside the dome as I'll let you find that out for yourself but you will unlock items that would benefit you greatly in a merc war if you were to figure it out. As far as I could see there wasn't much in the Celestial City area however I will say that your reward for gaining access to the Red Megadome is in this area ;) The Neo Tunnels contain a concussion rifle, there really isn't much to the tunnels as they're very short and go in a circular motion so you'll always go to the same place which was a bit of a let down since I was hoping for a maze of some sort. There are also a couple of teleporters around the map which allow you to get to certain places around the map much quicker and easier, this is also a good way to dodge rockets. There are quite a few brushes that don't fit together right and the bottom of the sky box doesn't align properly with the rest of the pattern but those are both easily fixable. [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel, FFA and TFFA. - SiLink




Teletubbie Land | 5.28 MB

appeared they had some sort of futuristic door attached to it. Being the well-mannered gentleman that I am, I barged into the room without knocking, as knocking generates noise. Inside were four haggard looking creatures in pajamas and a television embedded in their stomachs. They appeared to be in pain, and with good reason, as that TV looked like it hurt. They told me in tales of horribly slurred speech and giggles of their horribly bland lives, involving eating strange circular toast with smiles on them, and associating with their living vacuum cleaner whose evil cannot be denied, and of course, living under the eternal wrath of the Sun Child, a devious solar being with the face of a newborn, to hide his true demeanor. Serving under him was the strange periscope speaker that would control them with its bellowing announcements such as "Time for Teletubbies," a phrase that clearly denoted that they were forced to perform for the Sun Child. In an act of kindness and irritation, I slew them all and banished the Sun Child forever. So, as you can see, I unfortunately know too much about the teletubbies, despite my best wishes. That story, however, did not mention bugs or other fun joys that this map contains. You will not receive teletubbies or the devious Sun Child in this map, as the skybox is a simple Yavin one. You will receive, however, the following: - The devious periscope speaker, complete with animaiton and noise - The tubby house - A shaft that launches you out of the hill - A randomized switch that will either grant you a concussion rifle, turn on disco lights, hurl demonic toast at you, knock over a chair, scream "TIME FOR TELETUBBIES" or probably something else that I didn't notice. - Destructible chairs - Toaster that hurls demonic toast - That vile vacuum cleaner I noticed only a couple errors that the author didn't..actually the author missed some. [quote] -The Building is not perfect... Don't have time or motivation to fix this -Flowers are too dark - also too lazy to fix it... -Sometimes you fall through the grass... Yes, i should have used terrain. No, i won't use any more time on this map. [/quote] Gotta love his conviction ⌐_⌐. Anyway, here's the few things I caught. - Couple seams in the surrounding terrain and in the sloping hill. - The demon periscope has some seams that can be visible from certain angles - The boundaries aren't perfect, and you can fall under the map(what I think bug 2 was getting at) - The vacuum's vile nozzle desyncs with the rest of the body when near done with its train sequence. Other than that, I must say it's a rather disturbing recreation of this television show. Well done, minion of darkness. You will more than likely scare many insecure kids here with this =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Abandoned Academy | 5.67 MB

ages ago. Hell, I still managed to find the secrets! O_o (well, most of them.) So, the Abandoned Academy is pretty much utilitarian versus RPable, so sorry RPers :\ not good enough for it. It essentially contains mostly duel rooms and training courses. Ah, a true testament to its age: player -contact switches(as opposed to usable switches.) This map is definitely still amusing to play on, although now that I'm older and darker, I did notice quite a few bugs with it. Quoting my handy wordpad notes: - Grass poking through pavement: this was primarily in the spawning area. Instances also included clipping through the fountains as well. - Foliage clips into Fountain: a large bush clipped into one of the fountain. - Blue fog error: The presence of the water fog shaded some of the surrounding flora blue. - Ambient Noise missing on door(s) - Water efx only shows up at frontal angle. - Missing Texture on window frame: Visible in the room with the door facing the entryway. - Some unintentional parts of the map visible from same window. - boxy cavern tunnel: Mostly in a secret area, so might not be too problematic. - silent ambient fountain: the fountain with the frontal effects made no sound. - fire sound radius too large: I could hear the fires from one area two areas away O_o I would definitely love to see an expansion of such an old map if possible, although I'm sure Jenova has long since discarded the .map, so mebbe a redux or something would be awesome. Otherwise, I would definitely suggest taking a look at this map, regardless of its numerous errors. It's worth the look, I can assure you =_= New Textures: Nay New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan




Martial Arts Galactic Tournament Arena | 5.64 MB

The lighting is well done, and so is item placement. Unfortunately, the detailing and texturing is a little bland in the stadium seating, and the elevators have no sound. Now, this is a matter of personal preference, but if I were the Dev, I would use a night skybox and add a few lights along the rear wall of the stadium. In all, a good map, but there's always room for improvement. ~Crazy Assassin Bot Routing: No New Textures: One New Music: Yes New Shaders: No Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel (What about powerduel?)




Onderon Base | 7.13 MB

has been assembled by an former imperial general, who has taught himself the ways of the dark side. They prepare theirselfs in a hidden base on the planet Onderon for a crushing blow against the Onderon military to take over the whole planet. The only way to stop them is iniltrating there base and killing their leader.[/quote] It is basically the same theme as the last two, sith bases with endless dark jedi to fight xD It is quite difficult and I doubt many will get through the whole level without dying. (I died about 25-35 times :( ) The map itself is longer, and so there is more to kill and to explore. The quality of the map is a lot better and the textures used are more suited to a sith base. There is lighting in certain areas, but there is also plain lighting in places where there are no light sources whatsoever o_O There is music! This made it a lot better and more interesting. Again there are no cutscenes and so this drops the experience in my opinion. You spawn as your player and are immediately facing a shadowtrooper and a cultist. When they are dead you face more enemies. Once you have fought your way through the 20 sith or so, you face their leader (who looks like an aged Galak Fyarr) When you kill him, you open the door,which can be opened before killing him, and there is a texture of text saying you have defeated the sith etc. A thing I noticed which confused me was that near the end there is a room in which two alora's spawn from. Several times they just fell through the floor and jumped back up again. I don't know whether or not this was a bug or a feature. Overall an improvement to the two previous levels and a wider variety of dark jedi which also makes it a lot better. If you like the sound/look of it, give it a download! -Dommie Kun New textures : Yes New music: Yes Gametype: Single-Player




Yalara Roleplay | 29.86 MB

heard any details on it (I haven't concerned myself with it; I'm too busy playing Mandalorian) so I resorted to Wookieepedia! It had this gold mine of information to share with me. >_> [quote]Yalara was a primitive planet. Jedi Master Broden Kel Verdox installed a cloaking device which kept the entire planet hidden. This was to protect the primitive civilization. Darth Vader, however, sent Noghri there, who wiped out the indigenous population. The Imperial Remnant, under the command of the Disciples of Ragnos, attempted to lay hands on the cloaking device. In order to avert this, Jedi Knight Jaden Korr destroyed the whole device. [/quote] WOW, THANKS FOR ALL THE INFORMATION. Uninformative jerks. =_= Anyway, on to the map. It is the author's first (Which impresses me) and last (Which saddens me) map. Fortunately the author has provided the source code for the map so if anyone else takes up the task of improving this work of art they have what they need. I'm also surprised at the quality of the map due to the relatively short time that it was created in. You start off in the spaceport, which is a wonderful area with two wonderful ships you can enter and run around in. They even have working laser cannons! My only qualm so far is the lack of spawning points. There is only one spawn point, so I can foresee many-a-spawn-kills on populated servers. Also in the starport you'll find a number of smaller ships and starfighters, some wonderful benches, vendor stalls, travel information, data terminals, and more. It is a very well-done depiction of a starport and it really gets you in the RP mood. Another great addition is the sound of a ship flying overhead or taking off every few seconds. Continue through the big imposing door that is so familiar in many maps and you enter an area that seems very familiar if you've ever been in an airport. It is the 'waiting area with travel information and departure times and computers for employees and lots of benches' room. Very well done, again. Continue through the next door and you're greeted with an amazing scene (Very realistic and, once again, gets you in the mood for RP). If another. You come out to a winding ramp down to a bridge that extends over a river to a town. On your left is a massive waterfall and a cliff, and on your right is another cliff. When we enter the town we come across a marketplace-type district with more vendor stalls, clothing hanging up, and TVs on display (A lovely touch is a sparking TV that has fallen off the table and broken) Continue through the streets and you are travelling through more vendor stalls, plants, pop machines, benches, and signs. The architecture and setting of this town very much reminds me of Antioch (Both the real Medieval setting and the JKA map based off of it.) In the town you'll come across a military base with all your essentials such as a prison, command room, armory, etc, a hotel, a cantina. Everything you'd expect and it is all very well done. My only problem is the lighting; rooms are very bright without any lighting source and it slightly dampens the immersion effect of the map. If you put in some lighting fixtures and added some shadows and whatnot, the rooms would be perfect. Also included is an old abandoned warehouse-type building that leads down to a dark room with sparse lighting, a bunch of crates, some wooden chairs, lots of weapons, and an entrance to the sewer. It's a perfectly done rebel/terrorist/criminal building. There's also a tram station, which is VERY well done and VERY well lit. It is quite possibly my favorite area of the map (My second favorite would be the criminal-warehouse. There are several areas where you can enter the sewers and crawl around and even get to this outdoor scenic-ruins area. The textures here are rather repetitive and I feel like some swaying grass and more trees should be added to it. There's lots of things to explore, such as some caves and a temple and whatnot. Overall this map is extremely successful at what it set out to accomplish - Be an immersive, complete map for RPers, and I can see that I'm going to love roleplaying on this map for a very long time. Another plus of it is that although it's such a complete, dense, and great map, it's not too big; it doesn't take forever to load like some maps (Cough Atlantica Cough) and thus will be able to be played on by many RPers. I didn't hear any music while I ran around the map but I checked in the PK3 file and there IS a music file, so the author tried to add some. The main problems of the map are the repetitive textures in some areas (Mainly the outdoors) and the poor lighting in some areas (Mainly indoors, such as in the hotel. Some areas however had spectacular lighting such as the Tram and the warehouse.) I STRONGLY suggest somebody to take up the task of improving this already spectacular map by improving the textures, lighting, and adding some music. I'd love to see a version two of this. ~Laam'inui




Sith Facility

sith_facility_2.0 | 6.87 MB

custom Single Player map for JKA! So long in fact, that I can’t even remember what map it was. Therefore I am glad to get the chance to test a new SP map out today, which is entitled; Sith Facility. Let’s have a look at the map layout first. As you would expect of a Single Player map, the layout is very linear, designed to take you along a set path to your ultimate showdown with the ‘boss’ at the end of the level. Along the way though, you have plenty of detail and interesting architectural features to look at which I think is a good thing in a Single Player map. Afterall, you don’t generally just want to rush straight from one end to the other as fast as possible, you want to enjoy playing the map as well. The lighting (often red) and industrial architecture of the map does indeed fit well with the theme of an ancient facility used by Dark-sider’s, and the map does have a certain feeling of foreboding because you never know when a Reborn will jump out next! That brings me to the next point, the bad guys. There are plenty of Reborn’s throughout the map, though they only appear in pairs so you should be able to have a good duel without being overwhelmed. At the end of the map is a room in which resides the Boss Reborn. Strangely, though the rest of the Reborn’s seem to speak English, I am pretty sure that the Boss at the end is speaking in German, which is a most interesting touch. Lastly, lets look at the things that could be improved upon. The main thing I think is the back-story. The readme doesn’t really give you much description about the map or the story behind it. I think writing a back-story to the map would be a good touch, as it gives the map that bit extra ‘something’ which adds to the overall enjoyment. Also I think it would be good if the map was made larger and had extra routs to the main area at the end. The reason for this is to give the player some choice as to which route to take whilst still making sure the map is linear enough to make sure the player ends up in the right place. Lastly when you get to the end and defeat the Boss Reborn, nothing happens. Personally I think it would be cool if a little message were to appear on the screen saying something like “congratulations for reaching the end of the level and defeating the Boss Reborn” or something of the sort, just add closure to the level so that you know you have reached the end and have completed the objective of the level. Oh and one more thing before I forget, there wasn’t any music for this map, so if there is a v2 of this I would definitely suggest putting some music in it, as music always adds a lot to the feel of a map! All in all though a good map here, both in terms of the build quality and architecture, and also the fun factor, I quite enjoyed playing through the level and the different areas of the map provided interesting places to duel the resident Reborn’s. However like I said, I feel that there are some areas that could be improved upon.[/quote] In the second version, Zurvan does what he says; Add staff-wielding reborns with some cloaked, put the matching music file into the pk3 and lightened up the rooms. Nozyspy pretty much summed the map up, but I will give my own [b]constructive[/b] (:P) criticism, in pro-con style, as it helps. [b]Pro's:[/b] Everything that is supposed to work works. There are no obvious signs of texture repetition, always good. Pretty challenging(..for me atleast, I couldn't even get past the first wave without dying.. /phail :D) He made his own textures which I liked. [b]Con's:[/b] There is no camera use, so you just spawn from the very beginning Too many reborns. Cultist_destroyer etc would have been good additions, as they are non-saber sith and it adds variation A tad boxy. Don't get me wrong, it didn't distract me from the gameplay, but as a modeller I hate boxes ^^ The ending. You fight -npc- and even if you do not, you can still open the door I think, which says the final saying of the game. [b]Overall conclusion:[/b] A pretty good map and a tad challenging and, as Nozy said, it has the fun factor xD If you want to try and kill the evil -npc- then give it a shot! Dommie Kun [b]New textures:[/b] Yep [b]New sounds:[/b] Yep [b]New music:[/b] Yep [b]Gametype:[/b] Singleplayer




]LJ[ Orbital Zone | 27.37 MB

changed since I've seen it. To preface, this map makes heavy use of vehicles. As such, the vehicles included in this pack make them [b]almost[/b] a necessity, although there are pads with which to spawn default vehicles. The primary area in this map is a large space area, composed of sporadic space pads, both a red and blue (obviously denoting its use for CTF,) pad with four vehicle spawns. The vehicles vary depending on which pad you pick. The pad designs, however, remain the same. Both red and blue stations contain a sublevel where presumably the flag is hidden, and where you can access a large number of turrets. This is probably where the first technical error would arguably be. The turrets are all on one low level, where nobody would really fly, in reality. Another oddity, this being a "Starfighter CTF," is that it's pretty much a short, straight shot to and from the bases. Whilst some may argue that's not exactly a bad thing, I'd think it is when you can pretty much zoom straight past the enemy, jump outta the ship, run for the flag, jump into another spawned ship and rush. Granted, I'm sure it'd be much harder to do that, but a few obstacles might make the CTF more entertaining. Speaking of ship jumping, I also noticed this area didn't have space triggers in it, so that might lead to a little bit of exploitation. However, it's not really necessary. Beyond the blue space pad is a "taxi station" of sorts, with a floating sign in spanish. The station itself is very irritating, as the same loud beeping noise cycling thorugh constantly. Not very cool @_@; combining that with the ever-irritating cantina music theeme that EVERYONE who has a remote knowledge of Star Wars has known. From here, we'll go down to this portal region that leads to a "starship." Overall, this area is pretty decently constructed, although the strangest error seems to lurk here. A large chunk of the (constantly beeping) bridge is sort of missing..the textures are invisible or something. Not sure what possible error conjures this result, but alas. The shuttle outside the taxi station works, although the door is virtually impossible to find at first glance. I actually went through an unclipped window to get in initially, but then I found it after a brief hunt. A brief console walk later, and I found myself warped into Coruscant(not counting the slighltly "hard to stop at" pitstop of the inbetween region.) The Coruscant region was incredibly busy with unnecessary noise, like the other regions. There wasn't much to offer, other than a diplomatic office and a hidden gym/house. Overall, the map has a few general caveats such as the hairpin use func triggers and unpleasantly looping noises, but for a starfighter CTF/FFA It's definitely a reasonable map to combat on. Submit bandwidth as you will =_o New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan




D-Legion Monolith | 46.08 MB

and everyone's an evil, corrupt bastard. Anyone with any moral fiber would be sickened by the attitudes portrayed by WH40K, [i]especially[/i] the Space Marines, who along with the rest of the Imperium are the aforementioned Nazis - and yet they're the most popular. Man, there's a scary thought. The Necrons are essentially the zombies of WH40K. Big... metal... zombies. Yeah. Now that I've broken the minds of half our audience (I knew there was a reason I liked WH40K despite it's representations of the worst humanity has to offer :p ), I'll point out the 'Monolith' part of things - the Monolith is a Necron fortress, which serves as a headquarters and... fortress. Upon entering the map, you'll start in a misty alcove. You'll notice that individual elements are overall rather primitive, but they tie together elaborately and when looking at the bigger picture, "primitive" is going to be the last thing on your mind. First, cross that finely-constructed wooden bridge, then turn 180 degrees and look up. Yeah. If only that were to scale, y'all would be too busy drooling to spam the comments for a week. First thing's first, get up that mountain trail and above the fogbank. Wait, wha- you're asking [i]why[/i]? C'mon, haven't you ever read the Stephen King short story, 'The Mist'? No? Okay, well here's another great reason to get up that trail: [b]MOVE IT OR I'LL CUT YOU OPEN![/b] Ahh, that always works. As you get up to the top, you'll see another nicely-done wooden bridge leading into the Monolith, and a side path to a landing pad. Shuttle, some guns and supplies, and a turret. Load up then head across the bridge. Now, personally, I think someone's been watching too much [i]Doctor Who[/i], because the Monolith is bigger on the inside. Open the gate, you'll figure out how, and proceed through the trans-dimensional rift in space and time to enter the Monolith. (Okay, so I didn't want to say "magic door". Sue me.) [b]Area 1: Or should that be Area [i]51[/i]?[/b] You'll be spewed out teetering on the precipice of a doom pit. If you fall in, then stop with the drunk gaming, it's embarassing. You see those faces carved out in the rock walls? Oooh. How very Necron. Both WH40K and the last boss of FFIX. Aside from fighting over the name, those guys would get along. This is all very cyberpunk to the tune sang by Quake III Revolution, but hey. Points of interest on the first floor, aside from the marvellous blending of several themes, would be the statues. The job done on texturing is essentially flawless, the whole area's construction is nothing less than appealing, the lighting can be a bit psychedelic at times though. Second floor, we've got the throne room. If you haven't realised by now, it should be fairly obvious that this Monolith has undergone some customization. The Lord and Master's throne and control panel, as well as control systems for his left-hand and right-hand men, plenty of 40k/Star Wars themed portraits and statues, as well as a few Q3 homages. If I had to guess, I'd say that book contained the tenets of the Na- er, [i]Space Marines[/i], sorry. The construction is as solid as the lower floor, even if the visual theme doesn't work so well. There's a third floor above contains a few more portals, and a couple of impressive classical style textures. Overall the area is flawed like the lower floor, but the construction is fairly solid if not the most attractive. The skylight is probably the highlight of the room, so be sure to look up. Let's check the portals next. [b]Portal 1: Barren Lands[/b] To reach this area, return to the first floor entrance. Head to the back-left corner. The portal is surrounded by two green illuminated walls, and is a dark shot of a rocky landscape with green crystals. This area carries off the shattered world theme brilliantly. The mostly-buried statue will attract your notice no doubt. Nice touch. Terrain isn't this engine's strongest point, but it's been pushed pretty far here and doesn't suffer too much because of it. From the top of the head you can see two green crystals - the one on the right will warp you to this area's secondary entrance in the pit room - the one beside the Unnamed Havok statue. The one on the left dumps you near the Dan statue, where you came in. Ahead you notice a red toothy structure - still not sure what they're called - but I'm fairly sure structures of this nature are of Chaos origin, not Necron. If I may direct your attention ninety degrees clockwise, you'll see another warp crystal in an archway. Let's hop over there, not an easy task. [b]Portal 2: The Tank[/b] Yes, tank. As in, a Space Marines Land Raider tank. Fully stocked with armory, engine rooms, crew room, medbay, and control room. And turrets. Not much to say except it's as accurate to the real deal as it's going to get without a crapload of concept art which isn't available to the public. Coming from the crystal warp point, you'll be thrust into a sniper nest way above the tank. It's pretty dark this far up, even with the brightness cranked up, so watch your footing. This area is mostly just rock walls overlooking the tank, so it's relatively pointless. There's a doorway embedded in a ledge above the tank, leading back to the portal room. This also reveals the portal to the tank's location from said main area: second floor, just east of the throne. Which brings us to our next portal, on the other side of the wall immediately to your left after returning from the tank room. [b]Portal 3: Lara Croft Would Have A Field Day[/b] Yes, this is the kind of room you'd expect to find the new, 'badass' Lara Croft hanging around in. Come to think of it, wasn't there a museum level in the [i]TR: Angel of Darkness[/i] demo that had a similar theme to this room (minus the glass floor and Vjun skybox)? This is basically a one-room personal gallery. A few photos, couple of game screenshots and some illustrations. The room is well-constructed and I do like the understated museum theme with a touch of futuristic trans-dimensional styling, though I'm not sure the choice of decorations does it any favours. The next portal is straight ahead from this one upon returning, so let's go there next. [b]Portal 4: Looks Just Like Relic Entertainment's Offices![/b] After the critical reception Soulstorm got - don't see why, it wasn't that bad, albeit a little underwhelming - many Dawn of War fans will appreciate that reference. There's a hellish theme on one side, the Yavin skybox on the other. Major clash there. Lava wall, skewered corpses, skeletal conference table, a mirror, two gargoyles and some Space Marines concept art. One thing I'll never get is the Space Marine hero worship. Funny thing is a lot of Warhammer fans claim to have a distinct anti-Nazi stance if you were to ask them, but the Space Marines have and promote ideals which make the Nazis seem like fluffy puppies - okay, sure, they're fictional, but still, said ideals are rather disgusting nevertheless. Ah, I digress. Not the time nor the place. This room is fairly standard, you can get what you need from the screenshots. As with the tank room, the next portal is directly to the left after exiting, right on the other side of the wall. [b]Portal 5: Well, ONE Of You Is Spartacus![/b] Old-fashioned colosseum, eh? You can use this as a duel arena or an NPC training room - which again is a redundant concept, but to each their own - however if you plan on using it as the former, I'd either force other players into spectator mode, or remove the NPC files from the server. There's a lot of spawn buttons up there. It's a basic room, so not much for me to rattle on about. Upon exiting this room, turn ninety degrees counter-clockwise. See that Space Marine painting? That's where we want to be. [b]Portal 6: Facing Worlds?[/b] You'll be thrown off on the side of a large pyramind. Climb to the top, you'll see another one at the opposite end - accessed through the portal opposite the one you just entered. Each pyramid works as a duel arena, I suppose they'd work as teleport points for a team FFA match too. Construction is basic enough, but for something like this you hardly need unparalleled complexity. For anyone not getting the title reference, play more [i]Unreal Tournament[/i]. Namely the first one, and the CTF-Face map. The thematic likeness is most uncanny. [b]Portal 7: Mario Kart Takes To The Skies[/b] The next portal is right above the last portal you entered. It'll drop you on top of the Monolith in the first area, where you can spawn and fly Mini TIEs. I've already sa