Jedi Knight III

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Jedi's Home (JL) II

jedihomejl_ii.zip | 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~

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The Academy

the_academy_v3.zip | 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

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Terminative 3 Home

t3home22009.zip | 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]

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Sith Council Final

sithcouncilv3.zip | 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

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Star Wars Episode 1: Duel Of The Fates v3

star_wars_episode_i_duel_of_the_fates_version_3.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-29-2005

Sith Council

sithcouncilv2.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:07-11-2005

Star Wars Episode III JKA Map Pack - Part 2

sjc_eiii_mappack_partii.zip | 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~

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Star Wars Episode III JKA Map Pack - Part 1

sjc_eiii_mappack_part1.zip | 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

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Jedi Temple

jedi_temple.zip | 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

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Kamino

kamino.zip | 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

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Star Wars Episode III JKA Map Pack - Part 3

sjc_epiii_mappack_part3.zip | 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~

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JK2 Multiplayer Maps

jk2_multiplayer_maps.zip | 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

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BlueIce Twilight

blueice_twilight.zip | 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 ;)

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SJC Coruscant Adventures Pack (Night and Day)

sithjcull_coruscant_adventures_pack_night_and_day.zip | 75.25 MB

bedazzlement...at 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 second...is 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=-

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Jedi Council GCX - 2010

jedicouncilgcx2010_v3.zip | 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

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Atlantica

atlantica.zip | 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

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Taspir Power Complex V3

taspir_power_complex_v3.zip | 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~

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Kyleball3

kyleball3.zip | 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 to...uhh...report you to Aperture Science. [b]New Textures:[/b] Aye [b]New Sounds:[/b] Aye [b]New Music:[/b] Aye -Caelum

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Uploaded:04-14-2008

Crash On Tatooine

crash_on_tatooine_reup.zip | 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.

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Academy 1.2

a1_v1.2.zip | 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

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Sunset on Coruscant

rgoerduel2.zip | 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~

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SJC - Mos Kreetle

sjc_jkg_preview.zip | 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~

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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]

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The Real Jedi Academy

therealjediacademyv2.zip | 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

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Jedi Council GCX - 2010

jedicouncilgcx2010_v2.zip | 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

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[CONTEST] Horizons of Taris

tarishorizons_mace.zip | 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!

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Uploaded:09-09-2007

Alzoc 3 Capital

alzoc_3_capital.zip | 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

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Episode III - Mustafar Duel/FFA

episode_iii_mustafar_sjc.zip | 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!

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Uploaded:08-06-2004

Matrix Reloaded FINAL

matrix_reloaded_mp.zip | 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

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Uploaded:10-16-2003

Shroom\'s Deathstar

shroomsdeathstar.zip | 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]

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Taris RP

taris_rp.zip | 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

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FFA Episode 1 2004

ffa_episode1_2004.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-03-2010

Alzoc 3 Spaceport V2

alzoc3_spaceport.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-24-2009

Eve of Redemption

redemption_1_1.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-05-2009

Dash Rendar Resurgence

dr_resurgence.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-05-2008

Leviathan Bridge Duel & Revans Flagship Duel *BONUS*

mace_leviathan_revan_duel.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:08-17-2005

() Academy V3

gjoacademyv3.zip | 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: http://jediknight2.filefront.com/info/BotWaypointTutorial 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~

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Uploaded:02-08-2005

Jedi Academy Single Player Maps

ja_spmaps_mod.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-21-2010

castillo del clan gf

castillogf.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-22-2009

Crimea

map_duel_crimea.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-16-2008

Jedi Dojo

jedidojo.zip | 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.

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Uploaded:12-10-2007

The Jedi Enclave on Dantooine

kotor_dantooine_enclave.zip | 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

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Uploaded:11-30-2007

Ravager Duel

mace_ravagerduel.zip | 11.24 MB

worried about accuracy, you shouldn\'t be disappointed. Admittedly KotOR2 was [i]not[/i] my favorite game, and Nihilus was [i]not[/i] my favorite Sith Lord, but despite these things I always found the concept, style, and execution of Nihilus\'s Ravager to be fascinating and, well, downright rather cool. We have nothing less here. This is just the bridge portion of the Ravager, so don\'t be expecting to explore the exposed bowels of the ship. Despite this limitation the bridge is absolutely [i]huge[/i] -- much larger than I remembered, though I haven\'t played that portion of KotOR2 in probably two years -- and really from what I remember looks spot on, right from the glowing red steps to the Telos and Citadel Station skybox. There\'s plenty of room to fight, some interactive bits (don\'t attack the scenery!) and... well... just remember that the Ravager\'s a bit beat up. There\'s nothing separating you from the great wide beyond! Take that as a warning to watch where you jump. MovieBattles fans will be happy to hear that this map is going to featured in the next MovieBattles update. It includes bot support, and is available for both duel and free for all. Great release, Mace! Definitely a great reproduction, and fun to play to boot! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Textires[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes [b]Game Modes[/b]: duel, power duel, free for all ~Inyri

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Uploaded:11-04-2007

Star Forge Observation Deck

starforge1.1.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-28-2006

Final Fantasy VII - Midgar

final_fantasy_vii_midgar_v3.0.zip | 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

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Uploaded:03-10-2006

Cloud City

cloudcity.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:01-20-2005

Sex Kingdom

sexkingdom.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-30-2004

DoA Flight Arena

doaflight.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-12-2004

Helm\'s Deep (v2)

helmsdeep.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-19-2010

Kotor II - Malachor IV Trayus Core Duel

kotor_ii_malachor_iv_trayus_core_duel.rar | 1.99 MB

locale. Now I\'ve seen an MB2 version, so I know how it\'s generally supposed to look. This isn\'t bad; it doesn\'t have a sky, so to speak, as the other one did, but it has the basic arena and it has two bridges extending out into the blackness. Not much in the way of sourced lighting, but it\'s a decent map. Not much in the way of bugs so it can be considered stable as well. That being said, go butcher people. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:07-02-2010

Jedi Council GCX - 2010

jedi_council_gcx_2010.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-14-2009

SJC The Palace of Jabba the Hutt - Map Pack

sjc_jabba_1.zip | 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?!

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Uploaded:11-12-2009

The Dark Forest

51the_dark_forest.zip | 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

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Uploaded:11-10-2009

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!

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Uploaded:02-26-2009

Siege - Battle over Coruscant

siege_boc.zip | 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 (darthnorman@gmx.de) 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~

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Uploaded:01-18-2009

Mustafar

ffa_mustafar.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-06-2007

[CONTEST] The Emperor's Throne Room

duke_throne_duel.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:02-17-2006

()Academy

gjov4.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:07-10-2005

Battle Over Coruscant

ep3_battle_over_coruscant.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:01-17-2005

Evolution Academy

evolutionacademy.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-07-2004

Syndicate: Initiation

syndicate1.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-20-2004

-[ZoU]- Zone of Ultima Fortress

zoufortress.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-15-2004

FFA Bespin (Update)

ffabespinupdate.zip | 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-

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Uploaded:01-20-2011

Sirens Enclave

sirens_enclave.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-22-2010

Giant Playable Piano

playablepiano.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-09-2009

Trade Federation Battleship

ffa_tradefed.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:12-15-2008

Lord of the Rings - The Argonath

lord_of_the_rings_argonath_by_yamax.zip | 10.5 MB

[url=http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Argonath]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~

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Uploaded:08-05-2008

Mercenary Battle V2

merc_battle_v2.zip | 41.7 MB

albeit its primary focus was for the small enclave of gun users in JA. Now, four years later, the map returns in a v2, sporting all the glory from the first map, and more =_=. This map continues its predecessor's path by featuring the map's setting in a desert canyon. Near the center is a small gunning outpost, adorned with an alarm...for when you feel like being annoying. TO THE EAST(saying facing the outpost as a Northern reference,) is a ship. Behold, as it is wrecked, a feature that was consistent with its predecessor. This time, however, it seems more believable as a wrecked vehicle, let alone a recently wrecked one, as the electricity still seems to spark and hurt children. I guess my only complaint here is that there is not actual feature that looks like a command bridge, but I digress on this subject. Dotted throughout the map are a couple of small sniper nests, and a lot of ambient environmental features, some of which contain the general secret of darkness. The rocks are the key, as a dark secret lurks beneath the surface of this silent canyon =_=. Architecturally and texturally speaking, you can't go wrong. It's divine, no questions asked. Everything felt natural, and there were hardly any out of place geometric figures or what have you to make it feel unearthly. From above the map, the canyon itself felt a bit rectangular, but honestly, it didn't matter too much. The canyon was very natural looking, and showed no unnatural form. Even the rubble in that place that I won't mention looked very realistic, as opposed to a clump of garbage that was just placed there to make it seem like a collapsed tunnel. I think the only concern I had was with the lighting in that mysterious region, as I'm not sure if the torches provided there would light it up that much. Maybe it could, but it just didn't feel too right .-. Another thing I did notice was that FPS was alarmingly low in the main wastes. Looking left or right from the northern outpost would warrant a huge FPS drop, where I would be getting like 20-30 FPS as opposed to the usual 80-90 I get. Besides that problem mentioned above, this is actually quite the solid map. It has combat potential, bot routes, and a little(just a little) RP spice in there as well. A decent balance, to say the least. BANDWIDTH called, and he said you should go drop him off at Filefront and pick up this map. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:06-23-2008

Tatooine rpg

tatooine_rpg.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-31-2008

Valley of the Jedi

duel_votj.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:01-14-2008

Korriban Sith Academy

korriban_sith_academy_v1.1.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-06-2006

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Duel Pack

zelda_map_pack.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:06-03-2006

Sith-J\'s Mygeeto FFA/CTF

sjc_mygeeto.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:05-22-2006

Star Destroyer II

stardestroyer_ii.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:03-18-2006

Jedi Temple Battle Map

jedi_temple_battle.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:01-08-2006

Duel Carbon JA

duel_carbon_ja.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:11-16-2005

Stargate Atlantis

sgaja.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:11-16-2005

Lava Duel Map Pack

lava_duel_map_pack.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-30-2005

Hotel Coruscant

hotelcoruscant.zip | 5.67 MB

originally made to the Movie Battles mod, you can tell by the fact that as you run round you may run across some objects that have a health meter but having never played the Movie Battles version, I have no idea what they do, if anything. I am very impressed with the features of the map, there is a lift which takes you between the floors, although if you are not quick enough you can get stuck in it. If lifts aren\'t your style you can still take the stairs Id say this would make a good role playing map, Even the size of the map doesn\'t affect Duel and PowerDuel game modes, you will always spawn on the roof giving quite a decent duel area. My only gripe with the map is the lighting level on floor 10, it is just that bit too dark, this was probably relevant when the map was in Movie Battles. The map doesn’t have bot support, which is understandable; you can’t teach old bots how to use new lifts All said, generally a very good map. Bot-Support: NO New Textures: YES New Music: NO -TheSpike-

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Uploaded:06-09-2005

Imperial Dreadnaught Final v 1.3

rpg_dread.zip | 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: http://jediknight2.filefront.com/info/BotWaypointTutorial 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~

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Uploaded:05-11-2005

CTF Outcast

ctf_outcast.zip | 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

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Uploaded:03-29-2005

Jurancor Park

sjc_jurancor_park.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-22-2004

Naboo Streets

sjc_naboowip.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-07-2004

Deathstar Trench v2.0

deathstar_trench_2.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-18-2004

FFA WoV 2

ffawov2.zip | 20.33 MB

http://www.jk2files.com/file.info?ID=5174 WoV is still around and now plays JA. So it makes sense that they'd want their beloved map converted for JA. So the leader of the clan went to Orbitius. To be fair, I did test both maps for JK2 and JA and I have to say that there really weren't many changes at all. The changes made were necessary ones - such as making the elevators/lifts work for JA. Orb claims there was an overhaul done on the lighting, but I can see no difference at all. My FPS was actually much better on the JK2 version of this map, but that could just be because it's for JK2. *shrug* I don't know. The textures all look exactly the same, though Orb says he replaced some with his own custom textures. The biggest change I noticed was the Tribunal pit. You'll see what I mean. :) There are supposed to be some new secret areas added by Orb, but I didn't find them. :( This map for JA has the same appeal it had for JK2. The music hasn't changed, nor has the skybox. The lighting, textures, design and atmosphere has ShroomDuck written all over it, but less tongue-in-cheek than his usual work. So while the author of this version of the map is Orbitius, this is still the same WoV map created by Shroom. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:02-09-2004

Battlefront Yavin (no ATST)

battlefrontyavinnoatstsithjcull.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-22-2010

The Pit - Jedi Academy

the_pit_jedi_academy_version_1.rar | 7.6 MB

game(having not finished JK2 SP,) I thought Tavion was the final boss...and had welder\'s goggles on, but enough of my misguided views, ONTO MY SLIGHTLY MORE GUIDED ONES. This is essentially a JK3 rebuild of the Pit, which actually looks pretty good, sans the massive JK2 texture missing again. The size is about on par with the original JK2 counterpart, but the lighting is far less oppressive. The music...well, this time around, there IS music, as the Pit had no music. Music\'s kinda neat, although I don\'t know if it\'s thematically appropriate, but whatever, it\'s the Pit, do what ya want with it >_> ....Start putting the JK2 textures in though, seriously. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:06-07-2010

FFA3 - Yavin Edition

64ffa3_yavin1.0.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-05-2010

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

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Uploaded:05-04-2010

Star Wars Episode III Palpatines Rooftop Version 2

episode_iii_palpatine_rooftop_version_2.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-22-2010

Star Wars Episode III Palpatine's Rooftop

star_wars_episode_iii_palpatines_rooftop.zip | 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 everywhere...like 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

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Uploaded:02-15-2010

Battle on Theed (FFA)

theed1a_ffa.zip | 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, what...is...in...the...map? 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

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Uploaded:01-04-2010

Expedition

expedition1.03_jka.zip | 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 tweaking...it'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

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Uploaded:09-04-2009

[CONTEST] Amock Hangar T-31

78amock_hangar_t31.zip | 33.99 MB

Taris map. We felt that the best angle for the contest would be to do something original instead of the expected sunset type mood that Taris is known for. The map also includes a sister ship to the Ebon Hawk, which we have named the "Ivory Eagle". [/i] [b]Pros:[/b] [*] Good atmosphere. [*] Enterable ship in the hangar. [*] Good Cityscape Skybox. [*] Some interactive features. [b]Cons:[/b] [*] Low FPS when looking in certain directions. [*] The outside area feels a little empty, no sky traffic for example. [*] A few misaligned brushes on the ship in the hanger. 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!

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Uploaded:02-08-2009

Council Building BB

councilbuildingbb.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-22-2008

Onossia Jedi Academy

onossia_v1.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:04-13-2008

Jk3 Liberty

jk3liberty.zip | 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

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Uploaded:03-24-2008

Operation: Spaceport

sp_spaceport.zip | 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.

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Uploaded:03-17-2008

RPG Base attack

rpg_baseattack_v1.0.zip | 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="http://www.scubb.com/images/products/PS2%20action%20replay%20max%20evolution_box.jpg"]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

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Uploaded:10-31-2007

Serenity - Firefly

serenity_rp.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:10-09-2007

Battle of Mygeeto

siege_mygeeto1c.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-26-2007

Endor and More

endor_and_more.zip | 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

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1490 downloads

Uploaded:08-27-2007

Endor Assault

ffa_endor.zip | 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 course...so get downloading. =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:03-02-2007

KOTOR Flight School Final

fsf.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-17-2007

The City of Adana: Fifth District

the_city_of_adanafifth_dt.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-28-2006

The City of Xia

cityofxia.zip | 3.07 MB

it is pretty big, and has a lot of things to do, and places to go. It also has a lot of secrets in it. In fact, as the author says that this map has RPG potential, I can see that this is true. This is good for a city RPG if you\'re not too picky about blocky architecture. As for me and RPG\'s, I\'ll stick to a game that\'s based off a RPG - Neverwinter Nights. But we\'re not talking about Neverwinter Nights, now are we? While I found most of the map to be pretty nice, the architecture really bothered me. Why? It was all very blocky. Almost all the buildings followed a square theme, and almost all the other details in the map were created using GTKRadiant. It\'s not that they were made in radiant that makes it bad, it\'s just that they look to be low quality. Other than the blocky layout and blocky objects, I think that this map could benefit from some custom textures, and possibly some lighting touch-up. But overall I found this map to be pretty cool, and pretty fun. :) Bot Support: No New Models: No New Music: No New Textures: No Gametypes: FFA, TFFA ~Zach

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Uploaded:08-09-2006

Ord Mantell Oasis Temple

oasistemple1.zip | 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

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9403 downloads

Uploaded:11-12-2005

20th Century Fox

20thcenturyfoxv21.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:10-19-2005

Battle of Geonosis

ffa_pgeo1.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:08-11-2005

CTF Empires II

ctf_empiresii.zip | 3.87 MB

the Sith like their dark maps, and considering the map is "Revenge of the Darkside," I guess it's suppossed to be a feature rather than an annoyance ;) The layout is typical CTF, one centre section and two base areas, although it's quite a small map and there's only one or two routes to each base, which limits the tactical player, so if you play this you'll need to be a good duelist in cramped quarters. Texture-wise, its samey, but not necessairily repetetive - the texture used through the centre hallway repeats too much, but that's about it. I enjoyed the space setting, and the architecture was okay, albeit a little devoid of detail. There was however, texture misalignment at various places all over the map, and there's a few dead ends, which are a no-no in CTF maps for me. :( The new textures were for the most part, very nice-looking, especially the chipboard/circuit ones. However once again, this is a map without bot support - *Puts big red cross on checklist* However you should still check it out and see what you think :) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:07-13-2005

Jedi Pyramid 2

rpg_jedipyramid2.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:03-27-2005

Final Fantasy VII - Midgar

midgarv2.0.zip | 38.22 MB

played FF7 or not, I can assure you that this map is worth trying out. The first thing you're probably thinking if you played the last version is, "I hope the FPS is improved" Well it is, alot. I got an average of 35-40 FPS in most areas and thats with absolute max settings (including cg_shadows 2 and dynamic glow, yeah I like it looking nice :D) Anyway, lets start with the map itself, First place I visited was the battle square, which would be the main place for duelers or people who like stuff like that. There is a button that you press and it spawns a series of NPC's that continually get harder (it goes from like, reborn and then a few more to a rancor, and the you'll face Sephiroth :o, it's just one of many of the fun things you can do). Great place to fight. The main area of Midgar is amazing, greatly lit and beautiful to look at, all FF7 fans will recognize the Shin-Ra HQ. This area is fantastic for guns and sniping, since it's large and has great places to move to and hide. The train yard is there and the village, there's a few secrets so keep an eye out for them :P. Exploring the map is great fun, especially if you do it with someone else. The last area is the Chocobo ranch, with RIDEABLE CHOCOBOS!!. They come in different colors and all have different properties (example, the blue one has water capabilities and the red one may have more HP, I'm not sure about this, it's just an example). There is switches that open the ranches doors around the map, they're well hidden, so finding them all won't be an easy task :P. So, you think it couldn't get any better huh? Well there's a realistic Sephiroth model in here too, I give you permission to jump around with joy and stop reading this review here to download it ;). Overall, one of the best maps made for JKA yet. Great music, great lighting, great textures and architecture, it's been vastly improved since the last version and there's tons of stuff to do. I suggest you download it even if you don't like Final Fantasy. There is also a duel map version of the battle square, so if you wanted to put it up on your duel server, there’s no problem. I'll be making sure that this map gets added to my clan's server, I'm sure you all will too! Bot Support: No New Music: Yes New Textures: Yes Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel -Rink

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2472 downloads

Uploaded:02-01-2005

Mos Espa Slave Quarters Final

mos_espa_slave_quarters_final.zip | 4.12 MB

FFA, but is best suited for dueling. You won't find any secrets in this map or any weapons or any pickups of any kind. The FPS was just fine in this map. I have to give several sided sid credit for actually sticking with this design. The repetition of the small quarters would drive me insane. But it looks great. You won't find bot support or any new textures here. The music is something you may have heard before if you're familiar with several sided sid's work. Nice job here, Sid. I look forward to seeing more maps by you. [/quote] Y'know, I didn't think that this map could be improved, and I'm still not sure if it was or not. My FPS was fine in both versions, and it still looks great. I did see one new area added to this map and the lighting there is just beautiful. You'll also find bot support added to this final version of Mos Espa Slave Quarters. In my opinion, this map is best enjoyed as a Powerduel map. Great work, Sid! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Sorta New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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23280 downloads

Uploaded:10-11-2004

BDC Racing Club (v1.2)

bdcracingv12.zip | 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

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15249 downloads

Uploaded:10-05-2004

Casa De Los Parias

casa_de_los_parias.zip | 31.38 MB

come back at some point and just throw together a map just as beautiful as this one just for me (but for JK2). :D Casa de los Parias is just a gorgeous map. And it\'s even unfinished, if you can believe that. On one side of the island, a large cargo ship is docked. The sound effects are great, and creepy. LOL I hate that creaking metal sound. I wish there was more to the ship. I wanted to go inside and I wanted there to be stuff to play with, like switches and buttons to press. :) Bored with the ship, I explored the small island. Everything from the sky to the water to the sand to the grass is just lovely. The fountains are very pretty, but your FPS may take a bit of a hit when you\'re around them. I love, love, love the bright Carribean-like blue water and the beach. Eventually, I pulled myself away from outdoors and went inside. The first room I found myself in was the billiards room. I wish someone could figure out how to make that work, y\'know, for real. I don\'t know why, but I\'d love to shoot pool with my saber. Anyway, the bedrooms were spacious, but decorated sparsely. There\'s art all over in this house. And then, OMG, the bathroom. I want to move into this freakin\' house. At the top of the house is a helipad with your own private helicopter waiting for you. Okay, back indoors. The dining room has a long, formal table with candles and \"china\" settings. I adore the kitchen. It even has a \"working\" dishwasher (at least, that\'s what it appears to be, it\'s next to the sinks and has steam and ... careful, it\'s hot!). There are several rooms to explore on this map and obviously it\'s meant for RPing. The music chosen is perfect for the setting, though I\'m sure it\'ll get on your nerves before too long. Get this map. Download it now and play it. It\'s not for guns FFA, and it\'s barely suitable for sabers (though I wouldn\'t mind dueling on the beach), so keep in mind what this map is. :) Great work Orb. I wish you\'d finish it and add more to the ship and stuff. I also really hope you\'ll occasionally make a map for the JK community now and again. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:08-09-2004

City of Darkness

cityofdarkness1.0.zip | 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:

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Uploaded:07-31-2004

Rome Arena

romearena.zip | 8.04 MB

laugh, read the readme, it\'s funny because it\'s so light hearted. Now onto the map, an interesting FFA map with many of my favorite things: JAWA\'s! Mix the JAWA\'s with the fact you\'re playing to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy music and you\'ve got a pretty light map. The map overall is done quite well using meshes for the most part, most places are curved and the pillars look well done, the texture could do with being higher quality however. The main arena is large with plenty of JAWA\'s (I have to type it in capitals, I love \'em to bits! Everyone say it with me JAWA!) that you can slaughter as well as 1 or 2 of those evil NPC\'s that have force and a saber who will try and chop you up. An interesting thing is the use of the button to raise the pillars in the arena (discussed in readme). I think one of the best looking places has to be the meeting room however; it is small but it look good, the lighting is good and I like the use of the pillars outside, that style would be good for a map of it\'s own. The \'doggie\' room is a simpler shaped room with 2 levels, 1 surrounding outer path and the lower fighting area, again it\'s a good large space that will work well for fighting in. Oh the entrance to the meeting room is near this place too and isn\'t that hard to find which is why I\'m actually saying this here. ;) The lighting is quite poor however, outside the skybox has a very red sun low down and then the lighting is close to mid-day - the sun is directly above head (or at least the light is). It\'s a shame as well as the actual arena does look quite good for someone who\'s only just found out how to bend meshes. Throughout the rest of the map the lights in some area\'s are too sparse which leads to totally black areas that can be hard to find your way through also many places have light even though there is nothing to emit light - that\'s one of those mapping no-no\'s for the future - you can only have light where it\'s emitted from something. New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes -WadeV1589-

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Uploaded:07-25-2004

Lost Temples Map Pack

fctlosttemples.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-09-2004

Far Cry of the Jedi

farcry_of_the_jedi_sith_j_cull.zip | 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

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Uploaded:03-02-2004

Boonta Eve Tatooine Pod Race JKR Speedway

boontaevetatooinepodrace.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-17-2004

Matrix Reloaded

matrixv3.zip | 33.34 MB

so much to choose from. I might as well begin with the main FFA maps, which come in day, and nightime versions. The main area has had a huge work overhaul, and isn't quite the same as usual. There's still the basketball court, middle section e.t.c, but it's seems a little smaller, possibly because the floor textures are bigger then they were before. ;) If this is so, how is the filesize bigger? Well, here's why. There's a whole host of new arenas, textures and fun duel areas to keep your interest, and there's even a bouncy castle now! I spent over half an hour bouncing around there and looking like a prat :) Anyway, more on that later. The second reason for the larger filesize is that Nathan has included a new piece of music (as well as the Burlybrawl.mp3) which happens to be my favourite Matrix music of all time :D Just listen to it at around 1:00min. FANTASTIC :) (It's the chateaux fighting music.) Now then, back to the map. There are some new areas, and some old ones have gone. This may cause unrest for those who enjoyed these areas, and I hope I won't detract from anyone's expreience. The sniper areas are still intact, for which I'm very happy, although Nathan has decided not to include the flat areas in his interests of keeping high FPS throughout the whole map, which I might add he has done spectacularly well :) I averaged over 100fps throughout the whole map! And i still averaged over 35fps with 4x Anti-Aliasing on :) No kidding! So, although the flats are gone, servers wont be getting any lag problems with this map. Now, don't get upset because they're gone, be happy, because the new and improved areas make up for this loss very well. The skating rink looks neater than ever (Love the blue beams) and the fans in there weren't just added to fill space, you can tell each area has been really well thought out. As I mentioned before, there's also a bouncy castle area (which is great fun) and also a raceway which stretches around the top of the main arena, and theres a short one in the car park as well. So, that brings me onto the car park area. Now this is probably the area which has changed the most from the V2. For a start, the textures in here are a HUGE improvement over the v2, and this makes the whole arena that much more creative. Secondly, the road has been tweaked and altered into a 3-storey ...thingy. ;) Which looks very good. The roof area is still intact, and the electric room is more detailed. What's next? Ah yes, the secret room. This area of the map looks nicely made, with a huge stereo system and a DJ set. Pity most of its textures were missing :( Not to worry, its a hidden room, so I doubt many people will use it :) The other areas, which many will remember from the V1 and v2 are the Chateaux, the Teahouse and the 'Coded' Teahouse. The teahouse is very well designed, and realistic. It's probably the best one-on-one duel area in the map, so I spent lots of time looking at all the cool architecture e.t.c. Then I moved onto the 'Coded' version. The first thing I noticed was that the scrolling matrix code looks much, MUCH neater and flows together with each other in a much improved way. Plus, it looks especially cool with Dynamic Glow on :) The final area I found was the Chateaux. It has come a long way from the v1, although not much has changed here from the V2 version. Good job :) Finally, the Architects room. The textures in here are a little misaligned, but I can't see them being any better. ( Being a mapper myselft and knowing how frustrating curves can be;) ) Theres still the good old chair and 2 doors to choose from. This room is a good duel area, although its fun to see how many people you can cram in there :) That's about all I have to say for the day version. Next, the NIGHT version ! Well, it's basically the same map, except at night-time :) The most noticable difference, aside from it having a nicer sky and darker lighting, is the windows in the main area. They now glow from within, casting lovely shadows all over the arena. My one downer was that the colour is a little too contrasted for my liking, but its still a lovely effect. Oh wait, I missed an area! The corridors! They are again, much improved, and look better. You can also tell which doors teleport and which ones dont because some pulsate and some dont. Anyway, back on track. What else is different in the night version.. well, that's actually about it. There's no special arenas in it, but it doesnt need em. I just like the change in atmosphere :) Finally, there is now a clever map in the levelshot, showing you where all the arenas are, so if you found yourself getting lost in the V2, this should make life easier for you :D I personally think this is a much better idea than having 2 maps, one with, and one without signs (like the V2) because it would make the filesize way too large. I really can't recommend this download enough, it may be a bit on the large side, but it's well worth it :) :) The other 7 maps are duel maps, ecah one in a certain part of the main map. They're basically the same areas found in the main ffa maps, except with the rest closed off. And don't worry, they also come in day and night variations :D 10/10 Perfect work. :) New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Bot Support : Yes ~Szico VII~

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-=AFL=- Korriban: Resurrection

afl_kor_res.zip | 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

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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

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Uploaded:03-28-2011

Korriban Holdout

korriban_holdout.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:08-19-2010

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

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Uploaded:06-11-2010

Hoth Cavern

84hothcave_ffa.zip | 1.03 MB

The goal was to design and build a level in 11 days. This map is still in beta, and there are several issues, but it should still be playable. [/quote] While the concept of making a map in 11 days is interesting enough, the result, unfortunately, isn't. Don't get me wrong - I love caves, I love snow-covered planets, and I love any combination thereof, and the idea of this map definitely isn't bad. In fact, in some spots this map looked almost inside-a-glacier-ish. ...Some spots. Unfortunately... -This map seems to be mysteriously floating in space. -There are missing textures on the outside. -There are MANY instances of z-fighting and plain holes in the map (I fell out of the map several times). Honestly, while the concept is good, right now it needs [b]a lot[/b] of polishing and bug squashing. Improvements texture-wise would be good too. A polished and bug-sprayed v2 would be nice ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] Da [b]New Sounds:[/b] Njet [b]New Music:[/b] Njet [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Da -Caelum [i]Also, in future, you only need to include the .bsp in the 'maps' folder. The .map lets others edit it & the rest are unnecessary ;)[/i]

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Uploaded:03-29-2010

Several Sided Sid's Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner v2

several_sided_sids_tantive_iv_rebel_blockade_runner_v2.zip | 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

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Back to the Roots

back_to_the_roots.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:01-25-2010

JKA Battle of Caretan

jk3_carentan.zip | 3.97 MB

to find multiple reference screenshots via google and also a top down map shot. From these screenshots I can see that it is a pretty good replica of the CoD2 map, with both the textures and architecture being very close. Bit I was most impressed with the layout, that, bar a few differences, is very similar to the layout of the original CoD2 map. The one major difference is the entrance area which in the original was a kind of dirt road I think, whereas in this the same area is more of a walled off garden which definitely doesn't look as authentic to the original map or what the real life area would have been like. This map is fantastic for gun FFA players since it has some narrow winding streets and plenty of buildings to hide in, fight in and snipe from. There are a few demolished walls here and there and a nice semi-demolished house that must have been hit by a bomb or shell. The level of detail in the map is fairly simple, but that isnt really a bad thing in this case as that usually fits better with a hardcore guns FFA type map. A few suggestions I would make as to improvements though are the following: [*] Make some more natural looking terrain for the grassy areas, since they look a little too angular at the moment. [*] Don't forget to place a wedge shaped brush covered in the system/noclip texture over your stairs so you don't get that annoying bouncing up and down when you walk up them! Doing this will make walking up the stairs nice and smooth. [*] Work a little more on the lighting, perhaps using a sun entity as shown in this excellent tutorial. [*] Some custom WW2 themed music would be cool! [*] Bot support would be a big plus on a map like this. Overall though this is a cool map, and like I say, brilliant for all guns FFA's! If that is your kind of thing, or you were a fan of the original Call of Duty 2 map, then be sure to give this a download! :) [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 ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:12-08-2009

KOTOR Ebon Hawk Prefab

ebon_hawk_prefab.zip | 6.21 MB

the Outer Rim - something most ships claim to be. But, as I have never played the games not buying them for the computer nor buying them for the XBOX yet, I can't really say. The internet is littered with pictures of this thing though, seriously. Doubt it's appearance? Look it up. Most people have probably already gotten friendly with it, so they probably know the appearance quite well. Anyways, putting aside all the dilly dally small talk, let's just get right on to the juicy part. This is, as the title obliviously states, a prefab addition for your beautifully crafted levels. Strapped for time? Can't make your own look as good as this? This looks very close to the actual thing. It lacks an interior, however, so just expect to be looking at the outside. It has its own textures, they aren't very good however. I recommend putting your own on if you're going for the spot on look. Enjoy. ~Authuran

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Uploaded:11-27-2009

Multiplayer Role Player 2

mprp2.zip | 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 sides...no 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

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Uploaded:11-03-2009

Malevolence

malevolence.zip | 11.71 MB

because it's undoubtedly the wave of the future. This map is an interactive duel. Players spawn into a chamber to duke it out with each other. One one side of the room, an imperial officer taunts you and two stormtroopers, with guns trained, stand guard. There is a window in the ceiling that shows tie-bombers flying by, and gratings in the floor reveal lava underneath. Now comes the good part. Every so often, an alarm bell will sound and a preprogrammed event will happen that will try to kill both players. Since these events are the biggest attraction of the map, I won't ruin what they are, but I will say this much - if you play smart, you won't be killed by them. This is definitely a unique map - that alone makes it stand out from the competition. I'm honestly impressed with it, I'm sure it'll make for some epic duels. I'm not fond of using rock-ish music in JA at all, but this one actually fit the bill. It's almost perfect. The only cons I could find are that some of the visuals aren't quite up to what we're all used to. A few textures tile a little too much, and clip was missed in a few areas. But you know what? Forget that. If you want to have a fun, new duel, this is your map. 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

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Uploaded:10-23-2009

Malachor V - v2

malachoriv_v2.zip | 13.36 MB

chopped out of the final game, leaving many bugs and quests which you couldn't finish properly. [url=http://www.team-gizka.org/]Team Gizka[/url] is a KotOR 2 modding team that is attempting to restore as much of the content as possible that was removed in an effort to make the game play better. When they will finally finish and release that mod, nobody knows, but its something to look forward to for KotOR fans! Here today though we have a little piece of KotOR 2 in our very own JKA, the Trayus Academy on Malachor V! :D JamyzGenius's mapping skills are progressing nicely and he has made a pretty good representation of the Trayus Academy on Malachor JamyzGenius here. I wouldn't say that it is a replica of the original KotOR level (though I could be wrong), but it has the main features, including the Trayus Core, which was where the climax of KotOR 2 was played out. The various corridors and rooms do look like the ones from the KotOR 2 level, including the grey texturing with those red lights on the floor and walls. There were a few areas in these corridors where the wall brushes did not appear to be aligned properly, allowing you to see through the gap into the void causing the HOM (hall of mirrors) effect. This is definitely something that needs to be fixed for next time around. The overall architecture of the map was good, but a little simple; I would have liked to see some more architectural detail in the map, especially at the Trayus Core itself, which didn't quite look like its KotOR 2 counterpart in architecture or scale. One thing that needs fixing in the Trayus core room is the room itself, which is so huge that the game engine actually culls parts of the walls because they are so far away from the player. This definitely needs to be fixed for next time, since large portions of the exterior walls disappear when you walk into this room, again creating the HOM (hall of mirrors) effect, since you can see the void. Despite those annoying little areas where you get the HOM, overall the map is pretty well built. Although custom textures are always preferable in a map like this, JamyzGenius has done a fantastic job of using base JKA textures to give the look and feel of the Trayus Academy and the result is pretty effective! The layout is somewhat sprawling however and coupled with the low lighting it is easy to get a bit lost. I would definitely suggest making the lighting a little brighter. Not a lot brighter, since that would spoil the Sithy mood of the map, but just a little lighter so it is easier to find your way around. Lastly I would suggest working a bit more on some of the doors, specifically the ones that open into four pieces. The problem is the sections of the door don't all open at the same time. To fix this what you need to do us select all the pieces of that door in Radiant and then open up the entity window for that door by pressing the N key. Then put in the key box 'team' (without the quotes) and then in the value box put a name for that door, like 'door_one' (again without the quotes). Add that to the list in the entity window and when you get ingame, all the sections of the door will open at the same time! Despite the few flaws here and there, this is overall an enjoyable and pretty well built map. I certainly enjoyed all the glowy lights! ;) If you are a fan of the KotOR series or Malachor V and the Trayus Academy in particular, then you may enjoy this map, so give it a download! Keep up the good work JamyzGenius, I look forward to seeing more of your maps! :) [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~

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Uploaded:10-22-2009

SJC - Naboo Crystal Sanctuary

sjc_naboo_sanctuary.zip | 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=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/787776.stm]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~

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Uploaded:08-02-2009

Calc's Desert City

desert_city_calc_beta_3.zip | 27.55 MB

most importantly it made great usage of the game scripts. This map brought me right back. There is a beauty in simplicity found here that you don't see very often. Not the most complex or in-depth architecture, but a solid design all-around, and great usage of scripting and placement. Lets get one thing strait, this is a big map. Surprisingly so considering a mere 23 meg pk3. I shed a tear when I finally gave up and used noclip to get around the map faster. Don't do what I did kids. Stay in school. Take the time to explore this map fully and you'll grow a fond appreciation with it the longer you look around. Almost like being re-introduced to an old friend. The basic story (as seen in the readme) is this: Years ago CalcProgrammer1 started making this map, starting with the 'PC Land' area. He bought a Wii and over time, lost interest in mapping, and subsequently lost all of his source files. Now he's approaching it all with a fresh mindset and decided to hammer this out for us. I'm not going to give you a full description of each and every area (this map really is worth the time it takes to explore), but I will cover some of the highlights that stood out to me. Form: Small town, lots of empty buildings. Lots of freedom to make it 'your way' using Lugor or another mod. The detail in simple, little things stands out and adds depth to different parts of the map (the rafters in the gym for example). The detail in 'PC Land' is painfully beautiful, from the fans to the GPU to the CPU, heat sink, hard drive, memory, ribbon cables...everything. It gives you the feeling that we are all playing around in CalcProgrammer1's digital world inside his computer (ReBoot anyone?). There is always some little bit you haven't seen yet. Just when you've seen 'it all', you find another door or another room or hallway or building or something. Function: Scripts are your friends. They really are. Doors function (mostly) reasonably, and elevators don't crush you when you screw up. There are even vector thrusts used in the swimming pool (the diving board and ladder) as appropriate (because we all know how annoying it can be to jump out of water). Simplicity: This is not a fancy map. What this IS, is pre-meditated design that accomplishes what it sets out to become. It is fun. Plain and simple. With roomy spaces being roomy and cramped spaces being cramped. Since I still have to criticize it, I'll leave it for here: No custom music. Sure, its un-needed for this sort of map, but I think just a touch of ambiance couldn't have hurt, particularly if it was set by area. Blocky geometry is easily overcome by incredible lighting and well-shaped items, but in one or two places it sticks out. Not a major concern. Humor. The TI-86 OF DOOM. There is some great little funnies spread around, and it could have used a little more without going over the top. Again, not a major concern. Skybox. There is one room (great for duels) that features a sort of starry motif around the walls. I think that one or two portions could have been replaced by a night sky skybox with railing without taking away too much. While the lighting in-doors is spectacular (and colorful!), the whole 'topside' is really dark. Honestly my biggest complaint is that I couldn't find the hidden 'daytime' switch to switch the map. If you find it, let me know! Again, I can't say this enough: resist using noclip for as long as you can. Explore this map with your friends and I promise you will have a good time. -Sared P.S. I will not use /blowup on doors, func_rotates, or players. I will only use it on NPC's. I will not use /blowup on doors, func_rotates, or players. I will only use it on NPC's. I will not use /blowup on doors, func_rotates, or players. I will only use it on NPC's. I will not use /blowup on doors, func_rotates, or players. I will only use it on NPC's. I will not use /blowup on doors, func_rotates, or players. I will only use it on NPC's. ......... Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA Overall rating: nine out of ten sour patch kids, and a cold can of Dr. Pepper to wash it down.

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Uploaded:07-14-2009

New York

new_york_map.zip | 103.07 MB

should know because it's pretty important. Pick up a dern newspaper! Don't you have no sense boy! *Ehem*, anyways, at 103mb I'm sure most of you would say 'Wow! This must be an intricate map!' Unfortunately, that may be the opposite of what we have here. Jesus Fernandez Garcia, AKA jamyzgenius, has returned with his latest map. Now NYC is not a popular map to make, I understand that. I recognize the author for going boldly where little mappers have gone before. What we get here is basically a ghost town, but I'll get further into that later. First of all, this map comes with a venom model/skin/whatever. On the loading screen, the author takes a quote from Iron Man, so I'm not sure if this map is Iron Man themed or Spiderman themed. Of course I assumed the latter since Iron Man, of course, does not even operate in New York. But on to the map now =p. When I spawned I immediately looked around. Nothing except for some buildings. I wondered, gee, where is everyone? Where's the vendors and the cars? Am I having flashbacks to I Am Legend? Apparently not, because the only detail the author has put in the streets is a sidewalk, which is slightly raised. Interesting, I thought, and set out on my exploration. I came across a park, with some trees. That's it. So I continued. Walking past the endless buildings I came to another park, this time a 'grass farm' as all there was was tall grass just placed in rows. So I continued. I eventually came to a Wall-Street or Times Square like street. I looked around at the buildings and saw tram-laW (author note: flip your textures so they don't read backwards) and other big corporations like Office Depot, and Oscorp. I looked up and saw Stark Industries and was like WUT. Looking past this 'Stark Industries' I saw a large building with a sign that read Get a Life. I was unaware the Get a Life Co. existed and obviously need to write a wikipedia article on that. I ventured past the Get a Life Co. headquarters and saw the construction site from Spiderman 3, where he fought the Sandman. Again, I said WUT. Also, there's an island which would normally house the Statue of Liberty, but instead hosts another Ragnos statue. Maybe that's why everyone left

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Uploaded:07-13-2009

Hogwartsv2

hogwartsv2.zip | 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 like.......in 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

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Uploaded:01-31-2009

Apcotyl Temple

apcotyl_temple.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:01-15-2009

Showdown at Baron's Hed

duel_sabh.zip | 2.29 MB

that Barons Hed featured in the game though. Some of you may remember the many times I have lamented that I have never played the full games of Dark Forces 2 and Mysteries of the Sith, only the demos. Well I [b]finally[/b] decided enough was enough and went to try and find the game. It didn’t take long either, a quick search on Amazon brought it up and I bought it, so I will soon, finally, be able to play through these two great games! :D Anyway, back to the map. This is a very small duel map, a single room in fact that I guess represents an area of Barons Hed that was seen in Dark Forces 2. The word ‘showdown’ in the title suggests to me that this is where you fight a boss or something? Anyway, the map is solidly built, and like all of Plasma’s maps that I have seen the textures are good quality and well used. The map is very tall, so there is plenty of room for jumping around, but it is rather cramped widthways. There is no custom music, but I think the music that is used (the music that plays on the JK2 Multiplayer main menu) fits perfectly. As for improvements…well firstly I must say that the wooden table in the center of the map looks a little out of place, perhaps some more detail or different textures would help there. Also, like I said, this map is very small, even for a duel map, so I think it would be a great idea to make it bigger, or perhaps even make an FFA version too. Other than that though a nice little duel map here, if you guys like the look of it, then give it a download! :) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:01-01-2009

Halls of Torture

halls_of_torture.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-20-2008

Teletubbie Land

teletubbieland.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-31-2008

Abandoned Academy

abandonedacademyv2.0.zip | 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

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Uploaded:04-15-2008

RJA Map Pack

rja_mappackv2.rar | 93.02 MB

texture usage on the main shaft, you chose a texture that\'s far too small, tiles far too many times, and isn\'t suitable at all for what you\'re using it for. Personally, I would\'ve gone with factory/outerwall_pipes, although I would\'ve darkened and blackened the texture in Photoshop first. Larger textures designed for mechanical wall panels, should be used in said way, whereas border panels are just that, border panels. The key is picking which textures will tile properly for your chosen surface. The fact that you similarly chose to use that same texture for almost every other surface in this room, just lessens it\'s effect. You also failed to apply system/caulk on many of the surfaces it should have been applied on. - Lighting The lighting in this room is a real enigma, RJA. In some cases, you\'ve got perfectly atmospheric, blended lighting, yet in others you\'ve got unsourced light entities which stick out like crazy and just look.... well, tawdry. You\'ve shown you can use light entities to a good effect, yet just a few meters away shown a lack of discipline.... which is confusing, to say the least. You can do good lighting, you\'ve shown that; try for consistency. - Architecture The architecture is nothing special, mostly standard beginner mapper fare. However, one thing I would say, is that the method you used for creating those cylinders? So not the most efficient way of doing it. Overall the map is mostly blocks, but at least usage of the clip tool has been exhibited. Overall, I can\'t help but feel RJA needs to experiment a little more on some variational architecture rather than going with basic squares. Experimentation breeds innovation, as I\'ve said somewhere before. - Error! Ah yes, we can see into the void by looking up or down. Oh my. The reason is that RJA left the visual rendering range set to default, but made an open space exceeding that range. One way to repair this is by using the distancecull key in the Worldspawn entity\'s parameters, and setting it to a higher value (12000 is default). Another way would be simply reducing the distance of the architectural elements - it\'s really not necessary to have all this empty space, you could use illusion work to make the shaft appear much, much taller than it is, with black fog and the fade-kill effect. [i]Ancient Sanctuary[/i] Ah, now this is more like it. We begin to see improvement. This map tends to be rather stale in it\'s texture and lighting choices. A little more variation goes a long way, and sadly there are still areas where lights are clearly entities and not part of the map\'s atmosphere. And the blue in the start area - good grief, we\'re not playin\' World of Warcraft. ;) Ancient Sanctuary is leaps and bounds ahead on interactivity, there are platforms with specifically-positioned invisible buttons which will transport you around, there\'s the age-old falling platforms. Oh, and lava. Lava which is actually solid. Okay... Architecture in this map is more complex than the former, but still not up to what RJA\'s capable of, I\'m afraid to say. Visually, the lava could look better, given how it\'s large solid cuboids of what is meant to be a liquid. Just something to consider for later - remember that you can freely make smaller and smaller brushes by changing Radiant\'s grid size or by disabling snap to grid. Be warned, that once you reach the end of this assault course, the only way you\'re getting out is the way you came in. And you can\'t escape back to the starting area anyway. Since that\'s where the weapons and ammo are found, this map strikes me as more of an assault course than a combat map. [i]The Elevator V2[/i] No elevators here, oddly enough. Just a chain of boxy hallways. There\'s one room with a wall-maze area, followed by two hallways which are again too lengthy - lengthier than the distancecull setting, as you can see into the void yet again producing a Hall Of Mirrors effect... without any mirrors. At the end of these hallways, two boxy shafts with jump pads. We now find ourselves at what appears to be the bottom of an overgrown shaft with several columns of platforms. Seemingly no way to progress further. Same problems as the prior maps applies, dead basic architecture, primitive unblended lighting, etc. Granted with this map, there were more than three textures total used. Major scaling issues, though. Personally, I doubt these maps were even tested. No doubt if they were, RJA would have refined them, troubleshooted them, and asked for assistance if needed. Frankly, though, I have few doubts about one thing - RJA could have done far better than this. No lessons learned, no tries at improvement, it seems, and that\'s saddening. RJA, for your next maps, try and push your boundaries, and don\'t be afraid to ask for advice and tips on our forums. It\'s what we\'re here for. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] No [b]Custom Textures:[/b Yes [b]Custom Music:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Meshes:[/b] No

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Uploaded:03-23-2008

Requiem Sanctuary

requiem_sanctuary.zip | 27.12 MB

I'll go through, room by room. You're likely to spawn in the garden, which I must say is exceptionally well decalified (Is that a real word? It is now!). Sprites have been used to excellent effect to give the garden a good variety of plant life without drastically decreasing the game's performance, and so long as you don't look too close they look great. They are just sprites, though, so don't expect them to look perfect. There's the usual Yavin trees, and a very nice palm tree, as well as four pwetty entryways each denoted by a symbol. First, let's go into the lightsaber section (marked by the crossed lightsabers icon). Upon entering this lovely hall, you'll notice the small water feature, which again is understated yet attractive. The three doors each lead to duel rooms which are quite stereotypical, but still fitting. Duel Room #1 is your typical Academy duel room, like the rest of the map it's finely crafted, but nothing particularly special. Your standard duel room for standard duels. Duel Room II is your standard Korriban room. Broken platforms over a precarious pit of lava, with all the architecture except said platforms carved out of the rock walls. Some minor flaws in this room, such as one or two texture alignments, but if you notice those, maybe you should pay less attention to the wall and more attention to the guy trying to cut your head off. This duel room is the only actual shared component from The Enclave to Requiem Sanctuary, it would appear. Those rooms are both unremarkable, though. Duel Room III, I like. A lot. It is by far the most elaborately crafted of the three, and has a much lighter, sanctuary theme to it. I get the feeling this is the "major" room, primarly for team duels and tournaments and such. The water features are perfectly implemented and look great compared to most waterfalls I've seen in this game - again, they're understated and clearly not meant to draw your eye but instead compliment the rest of the room. Water is a central feature, also implemented on the duel pad itself as a decal, and the finely-crafted pattering on the duel pad makes this a very stylish arena. Now, back to the garden and let's go to the rifle section (marked by rifle icons on both sides of the door).This passage was longer than the others, and I found myself involuntarily doubling back and looking for an elevator. What can I say, reflex from my times as a TJA student. Hehehe... This is a full-featured map-within-a-map. You could easily get away with putting this section out there on it's own as a 2-6 player FFA map without question. The shuttle is constructed entirely from brushes, and looks great despite the problems inherent to applying textures to irregular brush objects such as those fuel pods on the side. Great work on that, if I'd tried that it would've looked like a pile of bread dough. The Korriban temple acts as an armory, and is loaded with goodies on the inside. But, it's in the temple I found a glaring error! :o Yes, that's right, a wall textured with the "shader not found" grid. Okay, sure, so it's inside a wall and you'll never see it without noclip. Still, shoulda caulk'ed it. :p Roleplayers will love the control tower, fits the bill just fine, and the shuttle is explorable too (not much in there though). Back to the garden, and we shall explore the "Sun" room next. All I have to say about this lobby, is [i]damn[/i]. This is the kind of level design really reminiscent of a game I've played, but the name so horribly eludes me at this moment. It's nice, though. Major deja vu, however. If you take a left after entering the lobby, you'll come to a part-duel part-NPC training room. Nothing much to say, it's pretty, but relatively standard issue. Railings are a nice touch though, not many mappers take the time with such minor details. 'North' of here is the jump room, also standard issue. Totally disagree with the green rock texture used on the railing here though. 'South' of the jump room is the lounge, which is so "Oblivion meets Star Wars". Finely crafted, no visible errors, and the skybox pictures on the walls are a very nice touch. Back to the NPC room and right across the hall - ooh, samurai stuffs. Dojo! This'll be where you're taught ninja skills, eh? The Dojo, whilst most scenic, is disappointingly plain compared to the rest of the map. Ah well. Going through the sheltered door in the lobby takes you to a jump room very similar to the one in Academy v3. At the back is a lockable meeting room, which again is nice but understated. To the left and right are plain white and plain black duel rooms. No, I'm not screenshotting those. Use your imaginations! And finally, the rather impressive icon-less buildingfront to the north of the garden. One word: campus.Upon entering you will notice the great hall. Which is great. Very magnificent in scale and style. The door to the left will lead to the archive/library, where all the dynamic lights will make low-end graphics cards have a heart attack. To the right, is the bar. Frat party! :o Through the back of the great hall, we reach another long (and pwetty) hallway. First door on the left, medical facility. Nothing specific to highlight, it's standard issue. Second door on the left, prison block, which isn't so much. Averus would love this, it appears delectably evil. The walkway with lava pits on both sides? Lovely touch. Prison wardens desk? Nice minor detail. The door on the right, leads to another nice hallway, then to the council chamber. I adore the architecture in these rooms. Yavin-themed council chambers are rare, and when they do pop up they are almost never natural looking. This one is surprisingly close to achieving that status, though. Lovely patterning on the floor, the roof statue is beautifully crafted, it's all so elaborate yet so understated. And finally, right at the back. Another hall similar to the one preceding the council chamber (check out the gargoyle heads spitting the water - nice!). Beyond this hall is the final room, the grand meeting chamber. Again, understated, again, finely crafted. Error in here though - the large plus cut out of the southern wall allows you to see through the top of the hall roof. Bit of an oversight there. (Side note, I've seen an awful lot of those patchwork structures hanging from the ceiling, while playing [i]Guild Wars: Factions[/i]. I've spent the past hour trying to work out why those looked familiar!) See the screenshots for yourselves, don't rely on my half-arsed descriptions. You have to see it to truly know what's got me so praise-ful. You'll notice that during this review, I didn't really point out any flaws or errors. Why, you say? Because, they'd all been thoroughly searched for and fixed before submission, which is an extreme rarity and something which makes this job worth doing - not getting to review quality maps, but seeing first-hand that there are still people who go the extra mile to make them. This is the standard everyone else should work towards, and it's really not as hard as any of you think. I mean no offense to Xenon, but one thing I commonly hear, is people saying maps like this are in a seperate league to what they can produce. That is simply complete and utter crap. Everyone has the potential, the difference is that some - like Xenon, Szico, Virtue, Orbitius, to name just four of the many - work hard to reach that potential, whereas others just... give up. Look at how many maps Xenon has made - [i]two[/i], one of which was a collaboration - and you see that Xenon is the living proof. Work at it, and you'll soon find there's a lot more in your "league" than you think. Just because one cannot do something effortlessly, does not mean one is not capable of doing it. From what you see in-game to what's going on under the surface, I can honestly find no glaring flaws with this map that aren't either niggles, personal preference, or totally irrelevant. It's rare for so many themes to be mixed together, and obviously they don't look natural here, but still, they just... flow. The merging of said themes doesn't look artificial as such, it looks constructed. As in, "Yeah, we meant to do that when we built the place, it's part of the facility's design!" rather than "We randomly threw that in because we thought it looked cool!". The question I [b]know[/b] people are going to want the answer to: Is it an Academy v3 beater? That's a question I'm so very reluctant to answer. Both maps have their strong points, both maps have weak... Okay, yeah. Both maps have their strong points. I simply do not want to write off either Virtue [i]or[/i] Xenon, they've both created great works. However, if the two were to do a collab project... ;) This is a great map for multiplayer servers, be they clan, roleplay, training, or just chillaxing. It's functional, and it's heavy on the aesthetics, but the aesthetics could be a problem for those with lower end systems or for those who just want a functional map. Basically, it's all preference in the end. If you're into Academy maps, this is one you will definitely want in your rotation. Emphasis on [i]rotation[/i], because there are so many great maps out there now, anyone who can choose just one has some deep-seeded pathological issues. No kidding. A great follow-up to The Enclave, without question. ~Kouen [b]Bot Routes:[/b] No [b]Custom Meshes:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Music:[/b] No

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Uploaded:09-01-2007

Valley of the Dark Lords

kor_vdl.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-29-2007

Silent Hill

silent_hill.zip | 75.62 MB

one of my favorite game series. The first thing that I noticed when I downloaded it to my computer was it\'s size. The filesize is huge. Here I was, thinking that it was because the map would be huge. Sadly, it is not as large as I had though, and the cause for the size is the music file, which is 10+/- songs from the Silent Hill series put into one file. So I load this map up, and take a look around. I found myself disappointed with much of it. It was very blocky, and some areas seemed to have proportion issues. It did, though, have many areas from all throughout the series, such as parts of the school from the first game, the final boss area of the second, and the hospital of the third. Errr... I think it was the hospital... And the third game... I don\'t remember... XD The various areas run through eachother, suddenly changing. It was as if someone took a ton of rooms and connected them together like Legos or something. A lot of the areas looked like normal buildings, and did not quite give off that Silent Hill feel that I was hoping for. Even the \'hellish\' areas lacked the proper feeling for me. At least it was foggy! But, unfortunately, that fog seemed to slow my framerate more than anything. So what were the main things I think needed improvement? Well, as I said before, it is quite blocky. That needs to be fixed, along with the proportions. Some of the walls weren\'t quite connected in certain places as well, but I can\'t quite remember where they were, since I was lost most of the time I was in the map. There also seemed to be a lack of props in the map, as well. Some dangers in the map like a trap of some sort could help out too. Sometimes they can amplify the mood greatly. The hellish areas need work. For example, the SH3 hospital area... If I remember correctly, in the original game, the wall textures were moving, glowing. While you might not be able to achieve that same effect in this game, you could do more than make it look like a wall with some unidentifiable substance splattered all over it. The last major thing that I thought about was how to get around... Sometimes, once I went through a door that teleported me to another area, it was a pain finding my way back to that area. Either there needs to be more ways back, a different layout, or even a map will do. Something needs to be done about that though, I thought. All in all, this isn\'t the worst map I have ever seen, but it could use a lot of work. And, if it gets that, I can see this becoming a popular map. Well, I know that it will with me, with improvements. Give it a download if you like the sound of it. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Modes: ffa, team ffa

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Uploaded:07-09-2007

JSA Downtown

jsa_downtown.zip | 12.56 MB

Flying, and racing, basically. In the racing department, it would seem there are three different tracks going different ways. Naturally, this made me question if any of the tracks were shorter or longer, thus rigging ones chances for victory. However, I generally went a full circuit in about the same time, so I believe it's fine. Also, there is one new vehicle in here, a simple green swoop, to add to the track. Texture and architecture-wise, this map was decent to look at. It had a bespin feel to it, but with its own interesting flare. I think the most interesting part of the map had to be how they recorded someone to say "Three, Two, One, Go." An amusing addition, by far. You will be warned twice over that this map takes a long time to load on a number of machines, and mine was no different. Case in point, this might not be the most ideal of maps for quick meetings. However, it's not a bad pick either. Take a look around for yourself and see if you can find anything to do with it. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:07-01-2007

Tatooine Nights

tatooine_nights_v2.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-24-2007

Naboo Lake Retreat

naboo_lake_retreat_final.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-06-2007

[CONTEST] Water Metropolis

contestduel_water.zip | 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

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Uploaded:03-19-2007

Final Fantasy VII - Anxious Hearts

ahf.zip | 34.89 MB

Garden. Humans start out in the Temple of the Ancients. From there, there are four poles of sorts that are warps to certain areas. Starting at the left of the spawn area and going clockwise, you can visit: - Nibelheim - Balamb Garden, 2f Classrooms - Rocket Town - Kalm and about 6 other areas you can reach by other methods. Each of these areas suffers from one or more of the following: - Sketchy texture usage: this encompasses either a poor texture/skybox choice usage, or a texture misalignment(in pertaining to the various crates and containers.) Switching gears, I\'ll mention that the Scene of Aerith\'s Death has overlapping tube textures. If you move, you can see two texture conflicting with each other. I\'m not proficient in Radiant by any means, but I know the quick fix: adjust one texture slightly above or below the other. - Questionable lighting: Nibelheim probably had the most problems with this particular area, because it was too blasphemously dark even for Averus =_O+. Aerith\'s Death scene appeared to have the second worst offense with it\'s random shadow spots. - Smurf Windows: AKA incredibly tiny windows. The space for the texture of the window was rather insufficent to be plausible. Kalm and Rocket Town were the worst offenders. and finally, in the Balamb Garden\'s case, the door opened in a rather ill-fashioned way. I believe(and anyone who remembers hopefully can assist Averus on this =_=.) the door opened horizontally, splitting in two. But don\'t let these factors get your opinion warped. In terms of accuracy, this map is sufficient in its purpose. There\'s not as much substance, such as interiors and what not, as what would be hoped for. Regardless, this has a lot of potential. Add some interiors and detail to each area, and I believe you\'d have yourself an incredibly popular RP map. I kept this review shorter than it should be because there\'s actually quite a bit of areas. A total of 10 regular areas and 1 hidden one, to be exact. Suffice to say, it\'s quite a bit of areas from the game. Put a little more emphasis on substance and proportion, and I think you\'ll be alright =_,= FF7 Fanchildren and the other people, I command that you offer bandwidth to the temple and give this map a good long poke around =_= New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:02-19-2007

Deep in the Forest

forest_final.zip | 2.56 MB

primarily for gun play, sporting several gun pickups, plenty of health pickups, and a few extra things here and there. They can be found within the few huts found within the map, seemingly abandoned (and rather poorly furnished, if I do say so myself). The abundance of trees really give it an interesting atmosphere, though I must admit the textures on the huts really contrast poorly against the stock textures. Especially the hay-ish roof texture. It's far too large, and doesn't really fit the map at all. Where are you going to get hay in a jungle/forest anyway? I also thought the lighting could've been a little more drastic. With all the foliage, there should have been some more shadowing on the ground. I also feel the need to say that's a [i]really[/i] young tree stump to be so large... but laying science aside... :p The one "secret" in this map, as far as I can tell, isn't really a secret at all, in the conventional sense. Even so, I didn't include screenshots of it, to appease the manic secret-searching sect. I'll tell you, though, that if you can't find it, you may want to put your glasses on. When [i]I[/i] can find secrets, you know they're too obvious! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:02-14-2007

Night City

nightcityja.zip | 19.49 MB

construction of the map is decent, the lighting in some areas is strange. Like the interior hallway is lighted purple. That’s just weird. From the movie, and from Jedi Outcast, I thought Bespin was more of a brown and whitish city, rather than a purple one. Anyways, other than the strange purple hallway, the map was pretty decent. The weapons were placed so you could easily get them, along with ammunition. Although…there were some areas of the map that looked like I was supposed to be able to get to them, but when I jumped towards them I hit a barrier…and died. When I jump on something that looks like there’s a ledge, there should be a ledge! Not an invisible barrier! Anyways, the barriers aside, I was able to get a nice rooftop sniper position with a view of basically the entire map. Anyways, my main qualms were with the ledges being blocked. But I have some small qualms with the bot routes. I was watching the bot, and it seemed to repeat one path a few times, then move on. So that could use a little tweaking. But it’s still a pretty neat map. This is the Jedi Academy version of Night City. This took a little longer for me to load than a normal map, but it does work. Bot Support: Yes New Models: No New Music: Yes Gametypes: FFA, Team FFA ~Zach

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Uploaded:01-03-2007

New Worlds Map Pack

new_worlds_v1.1.zip | 47.7 MB

off into the internet. For once, this was not totally the case. I say not totally given that there is a duel map in there, but that\'s irrelevant. ON WITH THE UNHALLOWED EXAMINATION! Sky Dock - The great Arkaned Vice was born of a dream of mine, and in the author\'s case this is the same principle. The sky dock looks to me like a humongous oil rig that I haven\'t knocked over yet, save for the fact that it\'s flying in the sky. Flying fortresses are always fun, but it\'s so taxing to maintain a steady power source without crashing to the ground. However, the author needn\'t worry about that. In an overall glimpse, it\'s a rather well built area. I think my only beef would be with the dock itself. For one, it\'s too accursedly long! However, I have ways past that. The only boggling apparatus was the strange floating block with the words \"Shader not found\" in backwards. After careful examination, I could not discover its purpose. Perhaps the author will enlighten us later. Spire and Spire City - There were two variants of this SPIRE world, one of which made me a happy Pale Master. The Spire map was the token duel map in this pack, consisting of an articulate and archaic looking spire floating amidst a storm-ridden sky. A well-played piece of art. I\'d advise combatants to watch their step so as not to crush themsel- No, wait, nevermind. Proceed with battle. =_,= Spire City was a bit more articulate, building upon the spire theme and making a simple sky \"world\" of sorts made entirely of spires. The skybox is nothing short of malevolent, and made me wish to build a tower there. However, they told me that there was no space left to add on. =_=+ Regardless, the only real iffy part was that you could not reach the lowest level of spires seeing as you FELL TO YOUR DEATH =_O+. Oh well, I bear no ill will towards that...for this final time =_=. Bizzare - @_@....this clearly was an assassination attempt on either myself or another JKFiles staff member. As soon as I walked into the map, I was forced to don the Helm of Crimson Vision. THE WHOLE AREA WAS DISTURBINGLY COLORFUL. It was if a hippy danced into the room with a freshly painted tye dye shirt, then proceeded to spin wildly so as to blast the room with color. All evils aside, this map was very disturbing to my eyes, but it seemed like a tactically interesting FFA Map. There is also an \"Outside\" variant that has the skybox changed around it to a winter scene. This at least helped my vision become unblurred. Water Treatment - And finally, we arrive at a feces processing plant. I\'m not quite certain why water treatment plants would be an ideal place to battle. However, any place can become a battleground, unless it doesn\'t exist. This treatment plant had a decent set up, what with the towers and pipelines about. The only real problem I had with this map was the sewage of anger. The sewage rose and fell, but it didn\'t even look like sewage. It looked like solid ground due to the choice of texture O_o and it also was not liquified either. When you fall, you hit solid ground, die, and wonder why you never broke the surface. Perhaps the sewage found me unworthy to dive in v_v. Regardless, this was a well constructed map pack for one that took so very long to produce. I applaud your effort into creating such a diverse and decent map pack. Perhaps you could escalate your ideas into something more at some point. =_= *writes the following text in Black Energy letters in the air, then bows out through a rift* New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:12-20-2006

3MJ Space Station

3mjspacestation.zip | 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

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Uploaded:11-22-2006

Bespin Shaft CTF

bespinshaftctf.zip | 650.69 KB

original version of this map. I wouldn't be surprised if it was started again from scratch. My biggest complaint was the floors were too metally. Sounds picky, right? The sound of the metallic footsteps just started to drive me insane after a while. :p The layout of the map is indeed suited for CTF. While I do find each side to be a little lacking, it's is not quite a straight shot to the flags. There are a couple of turns involved, and the passageways leading to the flags aren't nearly as cramped as some maps I've seen. You can just shoot your enemy out of the sky, or you can hack them down with your saber. There should be plenty of room for either... if you're careful. The pit, as was seen in the last version, has been greatly expanded and now features two t-shaped bridges across it. The only other complaint I had, other than the metallic assault on my delicate ears, was the lighting. Before I go any further, I want to mention that the lighting is not bad. It's just a little... off. The entities individually, to be precise. Most of the entities have a clear source, and it's easy to see where the unclear entities are supposed to be coming from. Realistically, though, there are several lights placed such that they would not actually light a surface as they do in reality. These are mostly entities lighting the ceiling between two light sources. Other than that, though, it's not a bad little map. It has support for CTF and FFA, plus bot support for those that like bot matches. Might be worth a download for CTF enthusiasts! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: No [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:11-16-2006

New Tatooine "Oasis in the Desert"

v2_new_tattoine_oasis.zip | 11.12 MB

from the Pk3 Hmm =_,O I daresay I enjoy the utter cleverness and dispicable evil input into this map. Truly a fascinating idea. The author basically took one of Raven's JA maps, namely the Tatooine map, and expanded it upon it so that it's almost perfect for RP! Brilliant observation and creativity on their part, as I myself saw potential in this map. There are a number of good features that make both a good RP but also a good FFA map. There a couple of good dueling areas for the avid duelist, along with an NPC spawner or two. For the RPist, there is a land vehicle-namely the landspeeder-at your disposal, along with the thrill of riding in a moving Millenium Falcon. I still wish to impound that obnoxiously fiendish flying contraption after my little escapade with it. =_= Now, you may wonder why these vehicles would be in here. The reason is that our creator here expanded the map to have an outside of the city as well. A good move on your part. There is also standard hotel rooms for people to enjoy. Apparantly a lot of people enjoy watching Darth Vader stand there and stare at you. Why this is I do not know. There is also a day and night version! A supreme move as well! In general, everything around the map was alright. The lighting seemed normal, but it bugged me because it seemed to make the stone texture a little ugly. I don't know, perhaps it's just me. Also, the fountain at the plaza has no water, yet there is a water sound. My theory to this is tha Tatooine is SO HEATED that the instant the water emits from the fountain, it dies and all that's left is a spectre of its original feel. Completely plausible and absolutely infallible in logic. Man, I AM a genius! =_,O Been looking for a desert map to RP on? I know I have. OFFER YOUR BANDWIDTH IMMEDIATELY OR ELSE I WILL THROW TATOOINES TWIN SUNS INTO YOUR FACE!! New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:11-07-2006

[OotR] Jedi Enclave

suso_jedi_enclave.zip | 11.28 MB

this map, it's still a beta and as such still needs some reworking and fixing. Okelydokely readerinos, with that little disclaimer aside, let's dive in. I'll start by commenting on the architecture. In the way of layout, the map is very similar to KotOR (there are a few minor differences, and some things left out. The brushwork is overall very good, however there are problems here too. First, there are rips in many places which need patching up. Secondly, there was one place where I could see right through the map and down into the skybox; either the rooftop should be textured, or a clip layer inserted to prevent people from jumping high enough to see through the caulk. Third, there were quite a few small gaps between objects where there shouldn't be. Hovering plantpots, anyone? The texturing, overall, fits well. I mean, that [i]is[/i] how the place was supposed to look. The textures themselves are kinda flat and cartoony, and by that I don't mean cel-shaded; while it still looks good, depth and shadowing on textures works WONDERS for creating a beautiful atmosphere. There was some z-fighting and sparklies, mostly near the Ebon Hawk, but on the whole texturing is fine and mostly error-free. Lighting is almost exactly what you'd expect, and accurate to KotOR. It's bland, but the author can hardly be faulted for that thanks to the accuracy. While personally I think the Aurora Engine should be told to go... uh, do nasty things... when making recreations, it's sufficient. You can clearly tell where the author has used light entities - might want to try adjusting that, and maybe rely more on shader lights than entity lights. Gameflow is heavily compromised thanks to the layout. Ways to circumvent this are plentiful without editing the layout, such as ventilation shafts, hidden passages, etc etc. Anything which improves circulation can only greatly improve the gameflow of a map - dead-ends are bad for gameplay, and even though this is probably intended as an RP map, it never hurts to appeal to a wider audience. Which is also why I deem the lack of powerups and items a negative. (Although oddly the Force Boon powerup (which really needs taking out of the game and replacing with something worthwhile) is placed in the map. This is the only time in my immediate memory where I've seen an author use this powerup.) Overall, it's an excellent map for RPs, despite it's BETA status, and with a few subtle and non-intrusive modifications by the author, it can also appeal to the FFA crowd. While the map is slightly too similar to the Aurora Engine for it's own good (enhancement is always a good thing), it works well and is a good remake of the Jedi Enclave. Definitely one for KotOR fans, although if you like maps which maximise gameplay over eye candy, this one's a mixed bag. Worth a download, if for nothing other than the amusement of kneecapping C3P0 with saber throw because he keeps opening that damn door. ~ Kouen [i]"You don't know what your power has done to me, I wanna know if I'll heal in time..."[/i] [b]Bot Support:[/b] Nein [b]Custom Music:[/b] There's an MP3 in the pk3, so I assume so. I didn't hear it in-game because I was listening to Silvertide... >_> [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Models:[/b] Is the sky blue? There's your answer. ;) [b]Gametypes:[/b] Free For All Team Free For All

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Uploaded:11-07-2006

The Korriban Temple

thekorribantemple.zip | 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

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Uploaded:11-07-2006

Attack Cruiser V2

acv2tjt.zip | 9.29 MB

not. This was, of course, most likely intended for RP. This is basically a layout of an EP3 star destroy-esque warship. (I don\'t care what the correct term for them is.) The ship had basic functions that were needed in an average RP: a few rooms, a mess hall, hangar, and of course the bridge.What\'s even better was that the bridge had turbolaser controls. Quite effective, although perhaps the turbolasers are rather indiscriminate. What irked me was the lack of a barracks, armory, and maintenance and engineering access. Apparantly the clones were very certain their ships wouldn\'t be destroyed. Precisely why they went down in flames. Fools =_,= Technical errors included the following: - Ships: there was apparantly room for a jedi starfighter in there. However, they weren\'t in there. Seeing as I hated the X-wing and Z-95, I decided to jump into my own vessel of choice and fly around. - Music: Not only was there John Williams swill in there, there was a broken jukebox button that was supposed to play \"Livin La Vida Yoda.\" *sighs and shakes head* Overall, however, this was a very nice map for RPing. Though lacking, it could serve useful. All this can be yours if you make your pilgramage to the Filefront Temple! =_,= - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:10-24-2006

Temple of the Elders

temple_of_the_elders.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-19-2006

Final Fantasy VII - Nibelheim

ff7nibelheim.zip | 12.52 MB

for its infamous burning by the even more infamous antagonist, Sephiroth. (May he slay many planets with his might.) Before I continue with the review of Herr Sanj\'s 1st submitted map, I must utter this fun fact: FUN FACT: Nibelheim is a modified version of the german words \"Nebel & Heim\" meaning \"Mist Home.\" This is further supported by the foggy Mt. Nibel. I COMMAND YOU TO HAVE FUN WITH THIS FACT AND MAKE MERRY IN ITS PROCLAMATION! Now then...expecting the exact town in JA format, I was naturally surprised. The town is correct in its architecture of the buildings, but only to the style. I was expecting a slight variation of the buildings heights. Nibelheim\'s buildings were MUCH higher, but I saw a motley of dwarf buildings! 1000 curses...also to quote on the architecture, the town\'s main plaza was more circular, as opposed to this variant, which seemed more rectangular. This, of course, detracted from the whole feel of the lordly Nibelheim feel. It just seemed like a burning alley of houses, which brings me to my next points... The flame sounds were repetitive, dear Sanj! My god I felt like the fire was being rewound and played back, trapping me in a time loop from which there was no end! I would suggest in a possible future version to have a longer flame track with smoother blending, as they did not match with the flames I saw. Also, the flames did not inflict MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF PAIN AND BURNING! I was quite disappointed, but then again I half suspected that this was intended given that the entire town was aflame and it would be impossible to combat in said situations realistically. Overall, t\'was a decent attempt at a wonderfully ominous town for a first submitted map. The author did mention that there were few interiors given his skill level, and that is acceptable. Sanj, I hope to see a more accurate remake from you, as I will then sacrifice 20 food items in your name.(I would have done humans but alas, I ran out.) Bot Support: Nay Secrets to plunder: Aye (3) New Textures: Aye (Wond\'rous skybox, might I add.) - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:06-26-2006

Obstacle Course

obstacle_course_v2.zip | 1.37 MB

you know what to do in here. Hop across, but be aware that they start descending when you land on them. One or two don\'t, though. Second room is the same concept, except with horizontal bars which close into the walls as you touch them. The bars are inhumanly thin, and no average JKA player is going to be able to make it across on skill alone, unless you\'ve played for 6 months non-stop and been in this room the whole time. It\'s mostly luck. The third room, is a \"snake\", where you must wall-run. Fourth is the mashing walls, fifth is the ever-present drop-down-and-land-on-these-oddly-placed-beams room. Finally, you need to jump from one platform to the other. The anti-climactic ending of all that, is an empty passage and a stairway, which teleports you back to the start. The lighting is bland. Very, very, bland. The textures are boring and repetitive, and are far too small to be tiled over rooms this big without looking funky. The music is subtle and barely noticable, although that\'s not a bad thing as you\'ll need your focus. Quite a few areas have z-fighting, usually doorways. The architecture is fine for it\'s purpose, although a little more could have been done. On the good side, it\'s a fun and challenging little map to run through, so give it a go, and see how athletic you are. :p ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Models:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No

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Uploaded:06-13-2006

Jedi-Mart

jedimart.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-23-2006

Sssid - Jedi Temple on Coruscant v1

sssid_jedi_temple_v1.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:04-18-2006

Twilight Manor

tmevoacad2_jr.zip | 17.09 MB

seems most of the community now tend to RPG more than actually play the game, which is a little frustrating, but there it is nevertheless. So no deductions for you Jenova. :) I spawned into the entry hall, and whilst, the brick texture used seemed overly-large and somewhat cartoonish, the rest of the area was very \'pretty\' and the lighting was especially atmospheric. The entire map, for that matter had a nice soothing ambiance, which I believe was 50% due to the nature of the map, and 50% due to the music. I tried playing without the music and it just wasn\'t the same, so my advice is to play this map with the music on, or you\'ll miss out. There\'s a great variance of areas to try out, including a few duelling rooms, some dungeons, a swimming pool, a dojo, a boxing ring, a bouncy castle..... and so on and so forth. It\'s not all that original, and to my horror, It had a bar. People need to stop putting bars in their maps. Seriously, it\'s getting tiring. The two best areas were definitely the outside ones, which looked very inspired by Arevass and FarCry, with the little guard towers and the circular pillars. They\'re a little small, and I actually found one of only a few unsourced lights there, but they\'re just nice to look at, especially the waterfall, although don\'t get too close if you want your framerate to live. Speaking of framerates, this map is probably the first large one I\'ve seen by Jenova which has got a fairly decent framerate, so well done there. It could be better - there\'s still portions of the map drawn to the player which needn\'t be, but it\'s not so bad that it causes severe lag. Architecturally, the map is also above average, and although draws on themes from a lot of other people\'s work, somehow this map manages to combine them well. The swimming pool especially reminded me of the one from Tomb Raiders manor house, mainly due to the textures used in there, and for the most part, I\'m pleased to say that the map is well built. Of course, there\'s always a few buts. First-off, the bouncy castle just looks plain ugly as it is, super-lit. Secondly, you can jump on the walls and see area\'s you\'re not supposed to see. Finally the mushroom section. Not only is it utterly pointless, but if you look down you see a square block of water, and if you look up you can see other areas of the map from the outside. :( In the camera room, there\'s also a ton of HOM errors when you stand too far back from them. On a positive note though, there is bot support, which whilst not brilliantly done, works well enough - and anything is better than crazed jumping bots. As I\'ve mentioned before, the best part of this map is the ambiance brought about by the music, lighting and kind of fairly-tale theme in some areas. Kinda reminded me a bit of the Mario castle at first, with the painting room and stuff. But I digress. Whilst the map isn\'t the best map ever conceived, I admit, this is one of the few maps recently which I have truly enjoyed exploring, and I\'m sure many of you out there will too. New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:03-09-2006

-=[LJ]=-New Temple

lj_new_temple.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-14-2006

))=((iddens Gaming Club ))=((angout 4

hgc_hangout42.zip | 14.75 MB

wouldn't want to sleep on that pointy of a pillow." These are some of the challenges presented to mappers, however talented and experienced mappers can hide this angular nature and help hard edges become softer. It is obvious this mapper has not yet mastered that technique... or really delved into it at all. The next thing I noticed was the texturing. The texturing seems... random, at best. In some areas it fits, and then in other areas, especially the living areas, it seems incredibly random and disjointed. I found the pinkness of the author's "room" to be a little frightening. More the pattern than the color. If I had that kind of wallpaper in my bedroom I'd probably have a seizure. And because of the sheer height of some of the brushes, many of the textures look incredibly repetitive. The only real texture [i]problem[/i] I had was with one of the shaders, though I don't know if that is a problem with the map or a problem with me. The last important flaw I found was the lighting. In some areas it was okay, but in others is was simply horrendous. In fact in one screenshot you will find a hallway filled with lights that have no sources. There's also a brick wall that is illuminated by a non-existent light source. Some people may not care about that kind of thing, but lighting can really make or break a map. New Textures: Yes New Models: Yes New Music: Yes Bot Support: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:01-09-2006

Mountain Temple

mountain_temple.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-01-2006

Mos Espa Outskirts v2 FIXED

sssid_mos_espa_outskirts_v2_fixed.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:12-13-2005

Springfield

springfield.zip | 18.24 MB

deciding it was too big a job for me to do to a decent standard. That unfortunately, also seems to be the problem this author has had; whilst some areas, like Moe's tavern and the Quik-E-Mart bear huge resemblance to the series, you can tell much less effort has been put into some of the other areas, almost as if they were quickly slapped on afterward, most noticeably the grassy outdoor area and the church, which was much too small. However much as I feel I should criticise the textures used, I'm going to hold my tongue here on the basis that it's [b]supposed[/b] to look like this, cartoony. It's not perfect, and some textures still look sloppy, even by cartoon standards, and these shortcomings are amplified tenfold by the lighting setup. I don't know whether a giant ambient light was added, but it sure looks like it - I didn't see shadows anywhere, or any brighter or darker spots. Come on, even in cartoons there is lighting! Oh yes, I almost forgot. The music is not a particularly good choice to go with someone playing a game - okay for the introduction on the TV show, but the conversion of songs in the background track are just very off putting. Despite my intense dislike of the skybox used, due to it's over-exaggerated scale compared to the rest of the level (You need more sky, less building height.) I did like the overall feel of the map - it does [b]look[/b] like Springfield. Except for the giant drop-offs at the edges of the level, those are ugly. And the 'park' section's pretty bad as well, save for the statue, which is actually quite well modelled if it was done in radiant! In conclusion, this will definitely be a hit with any Simpsons fans, and for others if you can look past some of the shabbier sections and slightly low framerate :) Oh yeah, there's bot support as well, for which I must give a big :thumbsup: to the author! New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:11-23-2005

Academy Duel

duel_acad.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:08-22-2005

Kashyyyk

kashyyyk.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-06-2005

Dark Jedi Academy

dark_jedi_academy.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-11-2005

Twilight on Tatooine

twilight.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-08-2005

Manaan Beta

manaan_beta.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-01-2005

Wrecked Alien Spacecraft

spacecraft_jado.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-24-2005

Korriban Citadel

ffa_kor_citadel.zip | 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

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Uploaded:11-07-2004

Force Council Headquaters

fchq2.zip | 9.26 MB

FPS but due to some nice VIS areaportalling my FPS was always above 40. (No worries then) It's a big map, and takes a fair time to load - nothing like Kamino but longer than your average map. There's plenty on areas to look around, and some clan-based training areas like moving jump pads hovering over a foggy abyss :) Theres also some custom vehicles called "Mini-TIES's" which are basically really small versions of the original vehicles and are still pilotable. Its a downside you can't kill other people with them though, unless they're in a vehicle as well. You can fly around most of the base in there if you wanted, its good fun :D The ambient sounds here are great too, machinery, whistling winds down large holes, you name it - it's probably there. The music choice surprised me a bit, as it's so overused in my opinion and not really what I would have chosen.:( Moving on, there were a few things I was curious about. Firstly, there was a pitch black room with nothing that I could see in it. In the readme and pk3 there's vague references to some kind of camera room, which I suspect might mean there's more to this room that meets the eye, but I couldn't be bothered finding it ;) There were a few patch bugs in the room with the rebel symbol on the floor - If you look closely at the curve around it, it doesn't meet the patch on it, but to be honest you won't notice it unless you're looking for it. Other problems could include vehicle errors - as many of you know JKA has issues with a max custom vehicles limit, so if you get those errors you may need to remove other custom maps with custom vehicles included. However, this map was great fun to play and looks great. There's bot support as well, so you can play on your own! The final major thing that needs mentioning is the skyport area. You can teleport here and to other areas through floor teleporters around the map and end up at a hovering tower in a large bespin sky. There are 4 vehicles that respawn here for some ship fighting if that's your bag, and some guidance towers so you don't get lost ;) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:08-07-2004

Jedi's Home (JL)

jedishomejl1.1.zip | 10.14 MB

because you're so excited that you actually made something and you want to share it with everyone. However, the best thing to do is just what the author of this map did - he created two maps before this one, but never released them. They were used to just learn how to map. Then he made Jedi's Home and it's just a wonderful map. It's hard to believe that it's a clan map, but it is. It is obviously inspired by Sevker's Jedi Archives, Griffinclaw's Jedi Council and there are some elements of ShroomDuck's maps here and there too. In my opinion, you can't get much better than combining those ideas, skills and talents. So as you can see from the first screenshot, Shadow Stone played around with a lot of curves. The lighting and textures in the main room are just perfect, in my opinion. The chandelier hanging sways gently and rotates. There's a less impressive meeting room down one hall, but will work for duels. A small dojo in another area serves its purpose, but isn't my favorite room. There's a large arena that has some interesting lighting and though you can't see it in my screenshots, has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place thing that is reminiscent of Tournament Central in the TMBJ map. I love the bar. It's not a main part of the map, which is nice. You have to take an elevator up to the small, open bar which features some lovely lighting and three TV's hanging from the ceiling. The railing around the bar is wood and gives it a cabin-like feeling. Makes it very cozy. The bar is slippery - I'll let you guess where that concept came from. Outside you'll find a landing pad which is always good for FFAing, much like in Bespin Streets. The only parts of the map that make it clear that this is a clan map are the council rooms, secret areas and the living quarters. I have to say though, those are the most impressive beds I've seen yet. At the end of the room are three couches surrounding a large table. There are buttons on the sides of the couches, that when pressed will produce a large TV in front of each one. The meeting room with the large chairs looks great and also has that button thing going on. A small TV will slowly slide up in front of the leader's chair. And when another button is pressed, a map/chart thing will come up in the middle of the table for the benefit of the others around the table. One of my favorite areas has to be the hospital thingy. I remember people wanting to do the whole bacta thing the right way, and I'm not sure if anyone really was able to do it, but Shadow Stone sorta got it. Someone stands in the center of the um ... thingy ... and you press a button and down comes a tube and up comes water. After a few seconds, it drains and opens. There's a large council room upstairs that's just pretty. I really didn't find any of the secrets, but that's because I was busy exploring what wasn't secret. I kinda forgot to look. I was already so impressed by what I had seen. My FPS wasn't too bad, but it may suffer slightly on a server with a bunch of people. Still, it's worth it, I think, for those who like maps like Jedi Archives, GC's Jedi Council and the TMBJ map. I really can't wait to see your next map, Shadow Stone! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~AmosMagee Ps. Shadow just fixed a little error and sent this to me. So I deleted the old version and put this one up. So if you downloaded the old one, be sure you grab this new one. :)

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Uploaded:07-30-2004

ModSect\'s Evil Map Pack

modsectsevilmappack.zip | 10.6 MB

The first is the daytime version of the Sith Tournament map. It\'s a lovely map that has torches all around and a large dueling pad in the center. There are lifts that will take you up from and down to the arena. I adore the design of some of the columns. Very Sith-like. My favorite parts of this map are the little rooms up top, where pieces of the wall have been cut out and there are spiderwebs hanging. Inside, you\'ll find either a bacta, force boon or a large shield cradled by a very sharp, evil looking platform. My absolute favorite part of this is the ceiling. The angles and haphazard way the boards are placed there are just so appealing to me. The nighttime version of this map is exactly the same, just darker and with a night skybox. The final map included is actually a CTF map. It has the same look, but included are some new paths to a \"crypt\" where you\'ll find the flag. I just love that one corner with the cut-outs in the wall. It\'s clear where each base is and the color of the flames will keep you on the right track. The only thing I don\'t understand is why the flames are gone from the tall torches. *shrug* Regardless, great work here, Orb. :D Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel, PowerDuel, CTF ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:07-15-2004

Zion

zion.zip | 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-

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Uploaded:07-02-2004

Anchorhead Slums (v2.0)

anchordhead_slums.zip | 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: http://jediknight.filefront.com/file.info?ID=26515 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

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Uploaded:07-02-2004

Fearis Incident

fearisjkf.zip | 9.08 MB

Bespin Streets is equally satisfying ... but I digress. I love it when mappers create levels that lend themselves well to a migrating duel. This is one of those maps. Don\'t quote me on this, but I do believe this is mslaf\'s first map ever and it won first place in the duel map contest he entered this into. Nice job. Outside, there is a landing pad and a path into a building that\'s been situated inside of a mountain. There are several rooms to explore and be sure to have a little force enabled, otherwise you might not get to see everything. Use push and pull on lots of objects. This is a very interactive map. And it really makes for some interesting duels. Some may not be happy with the textures. They are quite stark, but they\'re very clean and tech-y. And I love that look. It\'s quite lovely and I had fun playing this map. I can\'t wait to see what else you make, mslaf. Please keep mapping! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:05-20-2004

Yavin Elite Academy

yeaffa.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-19-2004

Revan\'s Castle

burg.zip | 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

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Uploaded:04-30-2004

Docking Tower Seven

rgoerduel1.zip | 9.15 MB

who\'ve been in the JK community for a while and try out different maps all the time must remember Chapel of the Ysalamiri. :) That was rgoer\'s first map, I believe. And he did an amazing job with that. Now, I recently mentioned that most mappers need to remember to keep things simple, but that isn\'t always the case. This is a duel map and so rgoer had a lot of room to play around with details and props and the result is just incredible. I\'m not sure what to call each thing I see in this map. So I\'m just going to say that overall, it looks amazing. My FPS was a little low for a duel map, but it didn\'t affect gameplay for me at all. While there\'s no new music added, the music chosen works perfectly for this map. In my opinion, all duel maps should have bot support, and rgoer didn\'t leave it out. Though, that may have been a requirement for the map contest, I dunno. Doesn\'t matter. I only wish rgoer would make more maps! :) Great job! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Powerduel, FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:04-14-2004

Country Academy (JA)

countryacademy.zip | 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)

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Uploaded:04-08-2004

Owl City (v1)

owlcity.zip | 11.13 MB

of trees and foliage, benches and lightposts. There are bus stops with a map and a sign. Phone booths all over the place. There\'s an arena for matches with plenty of seating for spectators. The subway is just great. Down below are turnstyles and benches and phones. There\'s a parking lot with several vehicles parked, and a booth for the parking attendant. The police station actually seems to be the disco. LOL And there are just so many details everywhere. The map looks amazing and there\'s so much to explore. You can even find a swoop in an unexpected area and take it through the streets of the city to look around. My only issue with this map is the FPS. There were some areas I was getting only 25 FPS. So this is going to be kind of sluggish on some systems. The textures are great and there are so many great details, even down to the grates you\'ll find in the streets here and there. But this kind of map isn\'t for everyone. It is a bit large, so it might be difficult to find your way around, or find someone to duel. Anyway, I like it. :) Good job! Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:04-08-2004

Fortress

fortressctf.zip | 1.75 MB

problematic was the lack of FFA support, it literally quit the map with the \"couldn\'t find a spawn point\" error! I also noted that one teams swoops face the wrong way making a quick getaway a true impossibility! Btw I apologise for the \"fell to his death\" text on the screenshots but seen as I had to do CTF when I loaded it up I was presented with 2 teams full of bots jumping to their doom... You can have a bit of fun flying from base to base (teleporting in between) and swoop jumping but to be honest I don\'t see it becoming a real good CTF map, it\'s just too \"crazy\" for that and the music choice really makes it feel lively and insane too! I\'m not saying it\'s a bad map just if you get that flag and get into a ship...you\'ve scored - and it\'s not that hard to get that far! New Sounds: No New Textures: No Bot Support: No -WadeV1589-

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Uploaded:03-15-2004

Crack of Doom 2

duelcrackofdoom2.zip | 3.71 MB

with a lava floor, which it seems is feed by a small ‘cave’ in the wall, and a hole in the roof which I’m assuming is meant to be the mouth of Orodruin (the fiery mounting, my Tolkin companion can be so useful at times :P). The bridge in its self beautiful work, really it is and by a long way the best part of the map. Unfortunately the author has used one solid texture for the cavern walls and roof, so it does look extremely repetitive. If you were planning on creating a 3rd version of this map id suggest adding some out crop’s, small ledges, and cracks to the caver wall, making the hole are taller, and also make it darker, I’m not sure why but when ever I think of The Crack of Doom I always think of a dark ominous looking cavern that’s exceedingly deep. ~Wolf New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes

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Uploaded:02-18-2004

SGEgyptJA

sgegyptja.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-24-2003

(Power)Duel Arena

powerduel_arena_by_sinhope6.zip | 245.66 KB

places to openly battle, jump down from or try and jump up to (using wall climbing). There are a few power ups in this map but they are all the way at the top so actually getting up there for them is a challenge and you may find yourself being shot up the jacksie by a lightsaber if you try! The texturing is very simple but isn\'t repetative (phew!) and the lighting is OK - most of the time it does appear to come from a light source, even if it does mean the light bends a corner or two! You duelers out there should like it if you like a simple open area to duel in with a bit of a variety and the possibility of a power up [i]if[/i] you can get to it. Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Sounds: No -WadeV1589-

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Uploaded:12-10-2003

The Kempy Map

ffa_kempy.zip | 6.25 MB

1 of 4 dueling areas or the bar/GTK room (the one below with the GTKRad sign in it :)) Most of the architecture is simple and yet is still very pleasing, the dueling areas all have their own viewing galleries and the area's to duel and spacious and look good without killing FPS. Each area has its own color scheme, nothing too bright, nothing too drab while the bar is still mellow but has 'warm' lighting and textures - Changing Rooms eat your heart out. The trees use alpha shadows to cast nice looking shadows on the surroundin terrain - a small thing which adds detail and looks good. One place that does look odd is the outside area (green portal), the rock faces are too blocky, I'd recommend next time using the surface generator in the plugins menu to get a simple but varied rock fack. Also most of the lighting seems to appear from nowhere...I don't see many light emitting sources but everywhere is still lit. This map works for both Duel and FFA but it's best in FFA so all 4 duel rooms can be used simulatenously with on-looking spectators. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: No -WadeV1589-

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Jk3Duelpack

jk3duelpack.zip | 598.71 KB

first duel map is simply a landing platform in Coruscant. What looks to be a large eclipsed moon hangs low in the starry sky. There\'s plenty of room for a good duel or powerduel. The second map is reminescent of the duel pit from JK2, to me. A small round room with an annoying pit in the center and platforms all around the room. Simple design, but it\'s a tried and true design that always works for dueling. And the look and feel is a bit more stylish than those from JK2, in my opinion. Here\'s the best part - both of these maps have bot support, for those of you who don\'t play online. And it\'s small in size, for those of you who don\'t play online because you\'re on dial-up. ;) There are no new textures, or new music. But both maps look good and are fun to play. Good work here. :) Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Music: No Game Types: Duel, PowerDuel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:11-07-2011

Jedi Council GCX - 2010

jedi_council_gcx_2010.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:09-13-2011

Bestine Praetorium

ctf_bestine.zip | 3.27 MB

this gent had disappeared from the scene entirely. Not entirely so, it seems. So, Cuko has decided to bless our bountiful chest of goodies with a CTF map. I have to say I'm torn. On one hand, I find the map to be a little small. On the other, it feels too big. How the hell is that possible, you ask? Well, the overall path between the flags feels pretty short. There's roughly three paths that can be taken, though depending on the settings you can obviously mix it up a bit. However, there's only like, three areas, with one area just separating the two bases. Not very inspiring, to say the least. The large factor of the map is just how broad and spacious the map is. There's no way a fun CTF could be had with just guns, you'd have to use the force to leap about, or else it'll just get too long. Even so, with that in mind, y'need a decent amount of players to get a good CTF going here in this map. Another minor oddity: Why does the water kill you instantly? Seems unnecessary, really. Despite these aesthetic issues, the map's quite fine, structurally speaking. It's not exactly "OMG-WOW" but I'm guessing this was more for function than anything. Since I found myself at a lack of numbers for a proper CTF, I definitely suggest hard-core CTFers try this out and give some constructive advice on how to make this map boom-chaka-boom. Good eve. New Textures: Aye New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:07-07-2011

Yavin Sanctuary

yavin_sanctuary.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-12-2011

Old Rebel Base V3

orb_v3.zip | 12.39 MB

pre-uploading the screenshots for me so that I don't have to. Anyway, what's new, you ask? According to the author, this map: -Has better lightning -Is bigger -Contains two new hangars (one filled with x-wings, one empty) and a cargo storage room Personally, I'm still unsure about the lighting. It's fine in some places, but in many others (such as the hangars and the control room) it's still very bland. I'd love to see [i]even more[/i] contrast there. I also wouldn't mind some sort of outdoors area. Still, not a bad map at all, but would love to see another update ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] Yup [b]New Sounds:[/b] Nope [b]New Music:[/b] Nope [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Nope -Caelum

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Uploaded:08-28-2010

D SKULL airship

dskullship.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-17-2010

The Duel Arena's

theduelarenasv1.5.zip | 8.99 MB

maps are very similar although one of which is set in a fairly large city while the other is set in more of a desert type environment, however that being said both maps are for the most part identical with the exception of different textures. The third map which is a FFA map is a lot bigger in size but also includes at least 5 different duelling areas on three different levels which are fighter landing pads (I.e. for the Z95 or what ever fighters you have installed). The FFA map does have a lot of playability where you can use it for almost everything (well except for Capture the flag) including Fighters, Dueling or simple free for all so, many possibilities there although you will need to spawn the fighters onto the launch pads however (yes there are fighters in the hanger, it would probably be a lot easier to spawn them directly). Although it should be mentioned that this map does have one fairly large flaw where there is a band around the whole map which does affect the scenery of the sand a little bit really. The two duel maps as mentioned above are for the most part very similar to one another and for the most part I would personally say simple but effective that's because it does what its designed for - duelling. The first map of the two which is mainly based upon a desert type map with a sand background that makes it look like its in a desert very effectively although I think that the sand itself could be improved a little bit to make it slightly more realistic however. As for a duel map its about the correct size as it would need to be and does work perfectly as a small floating platform however whilst a little minor it is missing the dust storms that you would normally see in a desert. The second duel map is very similar to the first although this one as mentioned in the first paragraph is set in a large city. The map however is practically identical to that of the desert map, although the only real difference is the cityscape background and the more metallic textures of the duel area. However that being said whilst it is perfect for being a duel map (i.e. small and fairly effective and has a fairly decent background), I feel that the background buildings could be improved a little by being a little closer to the duelling area mainly because this way it would seem more like a busier city. Overall all three maps are fairly simple maps and are very well suited to the map types that they use, while these aren't the best maps they can still be fairly fun to try (the FFA map can be fun too although probably a little on the small side for any large dog fights between fighters though) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Bot Routes: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Danny~

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Uploaded:07-10-2010

Star Wars Episode III: Jedi Temple - Cin Drallig Duel

jedi_temple_cin_drallig_duel.rar | 11.18 MB

Troopers when Bail Organa lands at the Jedi Temple in Episode 3? He was called Zett Jukasa, and was played by Jett Lucas, George Lucas' son. Cin Drallig is, in fact, Nick Gillard backwards, minus the K. Nick Gillard was the sword master and stunt coordinator for the prequel trilogy, and choreographed all the lightsaber battles you see therein. This method of using a persons real name (usually a fiend of the author or creator) to make a name for a fictional character is called [url=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tuckerization]Tuckerization[/url]. Anyway, this map we have here is based off the level from the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith game, and is where Cin Drallig has his fateful duel with Anakin Skywalker (now Darth Vader) as he invades the Jedi Temple with the 501st Legion. You see a short clip of this duel in the film itself, where Obi-Wan checks the holo recordings and sees Anakin fighting a couple of Jedi, the one with the long hair being Cin Drallig. I have never played the Episode 3 game, since I don't own an Xbox or Play Station, being a PC Gamer and viewing all consoles as the work of the devil! The map itself would be perfect for guild/clan trials or duels, because of its setting in the Jedi temple and its wide open space. There is a door at one end of the map, which will teleport you to an observation area above the main arena, so you can watch any duels or ceremonies. The texturing and architecture are very nice, and the choice of skybox was excellent and really adds to the feel of the map. The music is also very atmospheric, though its more dark and gloomy and perhaps doesn't lend itself to a frantic lightsaber battle. As for improvements, I'm not really that fond of teleporters being used where more logical methods would be better. Since there is a door there (where the teleporter is) and the observation area is straight above, why not use an elevator? I think this might add a bit more to the quality of the map, since improperly used teleporters often strike me as cutting corners when transporting the player. The other thing is the windows, since brushes have been used to give the impression of a curved window, you need to put either noclip or caulk on the face of the brush where it connects to the brush next to it, because as it is now, you can see the seams in between the brushes. Alternately you you could also use a patch mesh to get an even nicer rounded window. Overall though a nice little map here, keep up the good work JamyzGenius! :) [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 Fuel ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:07-03-2010

Sniper Oasis

sniper_oasis.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-03-2010

Imperial Starship Bridge

imperial_starship_bridge.zip | 2.96 MB

REVIEWMOBILE! [quote]I designed this map as a small, contained, but highly detailed depiction of the bridge of an unspecified Imperial starship. The layout of the map is very simple but it should be an enjoyable duel map. Look for little details like coffee mugs at some of the work stations and several forced-perspective starships beyond the viewports.[/quote] Basically, what he said. We have here an Imperial bridge duelling map, complete with coffee mugs (do people drink coffee in Star Wars?) Quite honestly, this map isn't bad at all. The layout of the bridge is pretty neat, and the lightning only adds to the awesomeness. Claustrophobics beware though, it isn't spacious. In an unrelated note, my browser just told me the word "claustrophobics" doesn't exist. On to the alternative spelling. :P Right, as I was saying, claustrofobix beware. This map is definitely somewhat cramped. Though not necessarily bad, I personally wouldn't mind a slightly higher ceiling and some more space to actually fight in. Even so, I rather liked this map. Give it a shot if you like what you're seeing ;) [b]New Textures:[/b] Aye [b]New Sounds:[/b] Nay [b]New Music:[/b] Nay [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Nay -Caelum

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Uploaded:06-27-2010

Star Wars Episode I Jedi Temple - Training Room

episode_1_jedi_temple_training_room.rar | 18.86 MB

just found that amusing. PRESENTING...probably one of the only products that was inspired by the "Obi-Wan" Xbox game. This particular map is one big ol' training room, very symmetrical in design. Essentially it looks sort of like a bigger version of the Jedi Council room, but with a large outer ring that players can leap to to acquire health packets. There's also a ledge one could technically get to with JA+ or noclip, but nothing fancy there. There's not much to say, as the room is pretty basic, and the screenshots cover about everything. Definitely would make a fine duel/powerduel map, as there's plenty of room to scuffle about, which makes it a good small FFA map as well. I'd say if you're looking for something new, pretty, and utiltarian, this'd fit the bill easy. Mr. body massage machine, [b]GO![/b] New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:06-20-2010

Jedi Temple Library Duel

jedi_temple_library_duel_1.0.zip | 11.03 MB

Since this is the Jedi Temple, the map has a rather soothing light blue and gray colour scheme. The music however is the General Grievous music from Episode 3 I think, so its rousing enough so that you don't start relaxing too much! Nevertheless I personally would have preferred something more long the lines of the Battle of the Heroes music from the epic Mustafar duel, since that is better suited as duel music, since... well, its actual [i]duel music[/i]! The map itself is on two levels, with corridors at either side which connect the ground to the first floor, providing multiple levels to duel (or chase) your opponent through. As far as the look of the map is concerned, I particularly liked the pattern on the carpet and how if fitted in with the central column and I also liked the holographic planet in the middle of said column. All together a good Jedi Library representation, although I think the texture on the walls (the holo-book-thing texture) could probably do with some nice glowyness! All in all though a nice little duel map here! Keep up the good mapping Snipeye! :) [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~

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Uploaded:05-28-2010

Cosmos Home Base (Under Construction)

cosmoshomebaseb2.zip | 15.11 MB

EVER: COSMOS! [b]*spits on the floor*[/b] If you couldn't tell, I was joking at a level III rate of sarcasm. Cosmos Boys are alright with me >_> and this clan map they've created is sorta neat. The exterior doesn't quite lend itself to one particular theme, but just sort of explores a bunch of themes, and it's blatantly obvious that these gents ain't finished yet...literally, there's scaffolding and building supplies strewn throughout the map, which I find quite amusing. Anyway, what's this map got so far? Well, we got: - Council Room - Bar - Several Duel/FFA Arenas - A makeshift swoop track for their monthly tournaments. - 3 Accessible secrets.(Technically 4 but one's accessible only through noclip, as the authors admit openly.) - And a...turret...duel room? It's not a bad start, so far. Definitely have all a clan would need to hang about on this map and have some fun. Now seeing as I've spoken with these guys personally, rather than list bugs out for them to read again, I'm going to let you, the masses, know of what's wrong and what they intend to fix. - Doors will have sound. - There is a part of the water that doesn't quite hug the building properly. This too, will be addressed. - There will be additions(cliffs) to make the map seem as if its not floating in the midst of the sky. - There will be cake. All in all, there's a lot in store for future versions of this map, and I'd definitely recommend one to download this, be it they have ties with Cosmos, you like hunting you some secrets, or if you're just for whatever reason crosses your mind. Or the mini-tie fighters... _> I've said too much. [b]*flee*[/b] New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:05-09-2010

{ Taspir - $nake Division Version }

taspir_sd_version.zip | 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

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Uploaded:03-12-2010

Jaggers Birthday Map

extrajka.zip | 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

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Uploaded:10-24-2009

Nar Shadda Landing Zone 17

landing_zone_17.zip | 23.57 MB

of the particpants on Map-Craft.com 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

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Uploaded:08-19-2009

Arena of Saint Fire

aosf.zip | 1.55 MB

we look at this map we see a dark room that's not too cramped but not too big either. On the side of entrance we have doors, but seeing as this is a duel map we can't really open them, instead we simply spawn in front of them right inside the room. On the other side there are two statues of dogs that look like ones that would belong to a nasty, evil Sith. Between them there is a small set of stairs that lead to Sidious-like statue holding a rock dish with fire. Left and right sides of the room are filled with three columns respectively on each side with torches between them. The map plays quite well as a duel map, however it could use a bit more light, when fighting with a few bots during testing, sometimes I couldn't see them unless they turned the lightsaber on. All in all it's a nice, climatic duel map that will surely take a nice spot in every Duel-Mode fan's Base folder. Please submit some of your beloved and precioussssss bandwidth. -Schrödinger

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Uploaded:07-13-2009

RPG Carida Academy

rpg_carida_v2.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-03-2009

Chalmun's Cantina

chalmuns_cantina.zip | 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=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Chalmun%27s_Cantina]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=http://szicovii.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1]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~

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Uploaded:05-31-2009

Lava Sanctuary Final

lavasanctuary_final.rar | 75.88 MB

‘Lava Sanctuary’ I was expecting lots of the hot glowy stuff, and I wasn’t disappointed! This seems to be a sort of clan themed map for the RJA clan, who have released quite a lot of mod’s over the years. I didn’t notice any clan logos or anything like that, so this map should be suitable for any clan to use. This map includes numerous areas, one of my favourite of which was the incredibly tall room with lava falls gushing from the top far down to the lava lake below. Numerous little platforms hovering around the room at different levels provide a really cool (or should that be hot?) environment in which to have a duel. There is also a large outdoor area which is lit by dark blue lighting that contrasts very strongly with the lava rooms and giving this area a somewhat spooky feeling, which is appropriate since there appears to be some sort of graveyard in this area! There is also some pretty spooky map music, which I think fits really well! :eek: This map still needs some work though, as there are a few areas that are full of missing textures, including a few rooms and also a few long corridors. This is a shame really, because the rest of the map looks pretty good. Missing textures are a mapper’s worst nightmare and I definitely think you should make a v2 of this map and make sure you include those textures. Other than that I feel the map could do with a few tweaks here and there, like perhaps some more detailing, since some of the rooms seem a little bare. Also, the outside area lit with blue lights was a bit too dark so I feel that you should increase the light a bit in that area so it is easier to find your way around. Overall though a decent map, but it’s a big shame about the missing textures. Take a look at the screenshots, and if you guys 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, TFFA ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:04-24-2009

lv_426's Duel Map Pack

duelmappack_v1.zip | 7.57 MB

which contains four maps; [b]Yavin Temple Rift Cavern Korriban Duel Korriban Lava Duel[/b] These are fairly small duel maps, even by duel map standards, but they pack quite a punch when it comes to atmosphere as you can see from the screenshots below. So, lets have a look at each one of these maps in turn. [b]Yavin Temple[/b] Personally I think this is probably my favourite map out of this pack, there is some good architectural detail in here and the architecture does indeed look like Yavin. The Korriban style hanging lamp does look a little out of place however. I think this, along with the Rift Cavern map is one of the most atmospheric maps too, with the fire stands and the deep brooding reddish lighting. I do feel that this map could have been somewhat bigger though, as it is a little cramped, and there is not much room for jumping around. Although some duellers would prefer it if their opponent isn’t jumping around like a rabbit on steroids! ;) [b]Rift Cavern[/b] This is probably my other favourite map after Yavin Temple. This map is really exactly the opposite of the Yavin Temple map, with the deep blue Rift style lighting and the very vertical nature of the map. There is a big drop below you, and a very high ceiling! You have to be careful not to fall off the narrow walkway though, never mind the fact that part of it crumbles away if you step on it! This definitely makes for an interesting area to duel in. As with the last map, and indeed all maps in this pack, I would like to see it expanded more, as it is very small, even for a duel map. Perhaps some more walkways, maybe even on multiple levels would be cool. [b]Korriban Duel[/b] This is a fairly simple Korriban themed map, basically a round room with a walkway in the middle and pools of water either side. The layout of the map itself is pretty good for duelling in, but I would definitely like to see some more detail in this map, especially architectural detail such as some columns for instance. If you want a more dangerous version of this map, then just look below! [b]Korriban Lava Duel[/b] This is definitely my preferred version of the two Korriban Duel maps. If you thought it was a little odd to have pools of water on a Korriban map (a planet which is a volcanic desert) then do not fear, for this version has [b]lava[/b]! Yes that’s right, this has plenty of everyone’s favourite deadly hot, glowing liquid! This definitely hots things up (if you will forgive the terrible pun) when duelling since you will obviously want to avoid falling in! A nice touch her was that there are frequent little eruptions of lava which sport up occasionally just to remind you that you will be cooked if you fall over the edge. ;) As I said for the other version of this map though, I do think it could do with some more architectural detail and perhaps being made a little bigger also. [b]Also, do beware; all of the lava spurt effects play at the same time when you first start the map, and the noise that goes with them is very loud and can make you jump out of your skin if you are not prepared![/b] Overall though, a good map pack here! I am sure you could have some excellent duels on these maps, although as I said, I do think they could be a bit bigger and perhaps more detailed. Nevertheless though, good work here lv_426, and I look forward to seeing more from you! :) [b]Yavin Temple[/b] [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel [b]Rift Cavern[/b] [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel [b]Korriban Duel[/b] [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel [b]Korriban Lava Duel[/b] [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Bot Routes:[/b] Yes [b]Game Types:[/b] Duel ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:04-21-2009

Multiplayer Role Player Level

mprp1.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:04-17-2009

True Mandalorian Clan Map

tmcmv3.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-28-2009

Tatooine Outpost

tatooine_outpost.zip | 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 uh...you 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

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Uploaded:01-05-2009

Project: Rocketlauncher

project_rocketlauncher_v1.0.zip | 21.9 MB

readme for instructions as to how to properly pwn in this mission. I ran through the mission and it worked quite perfectly. First off, design and architecture are EXCELLENT. Hands down. This map was very fluid in design, and can easily function as an autonomous FFA/RP Map, save for a few implausibilities in the missle shaft itself. To name them, I found it a little odd that stormtroopers were to be found on lone maintenance platforms with no actual method to get them to the elevator, and some sort of method to actually climb up and down onto the elevator from the floor of the outside base would have been nice. However, these are dwarfed in comparison to the rest of the map's functionality. The elevator here in the missle shaft is magnificent, and probably the most unique this community has seen in a while, if not ever. The rocket itself looks very imposing and well constructed, and the entire base itself is just to die for =_,= seriously, I should hijack it and aim it at your house. Now, the objectives in this map are pretty decently constructed. I found it a little odd that you were ordered to kill the commander of the base as he left the shuttle AFTER waiting 10 minutes for the boss to exit. 10 grueling minutes of killing swarms of reborns and stormtroopers...can't get much more entertaining than that XD. Overall, objective challenge was healthy. You weren't fighting gobs and gobs of super hard enemies all at once. With a little ingenuity and luck, you can make use of that laser turret and make things much easier. I found that I easily killed about 130 enemies before the 10 minute was over, and this is BEFORE entering the base. Seriously, if you haven't sated your sociopathic urges by the end of this map, seek medical attention =__=....Hmm >_> Overall, this is definitely a map worth using. As with his last map, there are both NPC-objective versions and then a no NPC explorable version for your using pleasure, so this map doesn't lose its charm. BANDWIDTH IS DEMANDED FROM EVERY PARTY, as you can't lose with this map. Now, if you'll excuse me, I do believe I have to go visit one of those wizards known as "psychotherapists." Which is stupid, because I'll probably kill her too.. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:01-01-2009

Jedi Temple Lobby

84jedi_temple.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-20-2008

Naboo Town

naboo_town.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-19-2008

Ceremus Duel

ceremus_duel.zip | 4.68 MB

one of my first maps(actually, first release ever), so any suggestions are welcome. Either by comment, or by e-mailing me tips on how to improve. I also included botrouting, but I'm pretty sure it can be done more efficiently. If anyone has some tips, please don't keep them for yourselves =) The middle ages - The time when a Man was a real Man. Knights, crusades, Varangian Guard! Mamluks! Ahhhh, those were the days... Here we have a medieval duel map! And a decent one! Yay! First off - A very well built map. I found no serious flaws, it worked well, music was nice and very medieval-y (It was a choir). Lighting for the most part was good. Unfortunately, I have quite a few qualms with out, mostly just my personal preference though. First off: The Chandeliers. They look odd. I generally haven't seen wood chandeliers like that. They just look... off. 2nd: The statues on the wall don't fit. They're blue and have glowing crystals... NEED MOAR MEDIEVAL STATUES THAT DON'T GLOW. 3rd: The ceiling is... solid blue. I suppose it could be a night sky or something, but I'd prefer a wood or stone ceiling. 4th: The stone textures. The blocks used on the side walls are small, while the blocks used on each end are larger. Shouldn't all the stones used in a building generally be the same size? I dunno. Also, the stones are way too white and unblemished. When I think of medieval I think of gray stone walls, dirty, cracked. C'mon! Grungy! 5th: The lighting could have been better. Less 'overall' lighting and more 'localized' lighting with the torches. Overall a good map for dueling, despite my personal qualms. Looking forward to future versions. ~Laam'inui

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Uploaded:09-16-2008

Skijumping

ski.zip | 10.49 MB

course. Personally, I would scrap the skiing part and replace it with a human-cannonball sized missile launcher, but that's beside the point. There are two huts, one at the bottom of the hill, and one at the top. The lower one features a living room with a view, bathrooms, a room for... archaeology? Bleh. And lastly, there's a door to the ski lift. Up on top of the hill, is a somewhat smaller house. This one features a lounge with a fireplace, bar (what is it with maps and bars? It's like women and shoes!), and a case full of small momento-things. In a room to one side is the ski-jump itself, and a connecting door to the lifts. Moving back to the bottom, the gounds feature a frozen lake, the bottom end of the ski slope, and the edge of the whole flat world! :P And now for my gripes. 1. The thing is on an island in the sky. Baaaad. 2. The ice on the lake isn't textured underneath, so if you break only a small hole and fall in, you can see out from under the ice. 3. The couch in the lower lodge has some holes in it. 4. Not enough interactivity. 5. Needs more mappage to it: More areas, more details, more immersiveness. On the whole, a nice little map. When in one of the lodges, I get a sense of comfort that is achieved by being in a warm cottage with a view of the cold. Nice work there. :D ~Crazy Assassin New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Routing: Yes Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel, CTF (With FFA being the primary mode)

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Uploaded:08-16-2008

Onderon Base

onderon_base.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-08-2008

D-Legion Monolith

dmonolith2.zip | 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

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Uploaded:08-01-2008

Yalara Roleplay

yalara.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-28-2008

Imperial Bunker

impbunkerv2.1.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-26-2008

Arena-088

arena088jb.zip | 3.34 MB

mutiliate each other for his enjoyment. It's even more fun if the said arena is an interesting place. This arena is more than interesting; it's... in-in-in-INSANE! This is a very unique map from my experiences with arena maps, and it's quite enjoyable. It's very well put together and allows for plenty of amusing situations, what with all the platforms and rotating structure. I'm also surprised at how good it looks considering the author ONLY used base JA textures. The best way to describe it is as the author put it: [quote] Its a map that is a place that doesn't seem to have any purpose, and it dosn't other than to look cool, and have people kill each other mercilessly. :D Its an octagonal structure that rotates slowly. if you know where to stand yoou can get up to the top of the map. [/quote] Bravo. I had fun cutting Reborns to itty bitty pieces in here with my Mighty Mandalorian Powers. Unfortunately the lack of bot routes meant that killing the Reborns was woefully easy due to their tendency to run in place and try to push through the walls. >_> The map features new music that is fitting for the futuristic-death-match-for-fun theme: Techno! My main suggestions for a next version would be bot routes and possibly some new textures; maybe something sleek and white like Kamino. Kandosii, Jake, for such an original concept and a brilliant execution. ~Laam'inui

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Uploaded:06-07-2008

Pirates CTF

jk3piratas.zip | 4.68 MB

liked that map, it was a very interesting and new idea for a CTF map. Now MageC brings us a new version of the map, this time for JKA. So lets have a look around! As last time, this is a pirate themed CTF map and takes the form of a large lake with the buildings housing the flags at each end. Once again each team has its own pirate ship to board, subtly colour co-ordinated so each team knows which is its ship, a feature I thought was well done here. [b]Now, let’s move onto the pro’s:[/b] This map has been [i]hugely[/i] improved over the last version. MageC’s skills have improved a lot! For example; the pirate ships themselves now look absolutely fantastic. They are much more accurate to what a real pirate galley would look like. They have new rigging and sails, a new area for the ‘captain’ so sit, a poop deck complete with ships wheel and a large under deck area where you can hide once you have captured the other teams flag! ;) Perhaps the part of the ships I was most impressed with was the bow (front end). There is some fantastic patch-work here, the bow now looks flowing and smooth, and has been very well shaped. Overall the ships look fantastic, and very realistic in their shape. Like I said, I was also impressed with the colour co-ordination of the ships to each team. The red and blue colours don’t hit you in the face, they are subtly done, which looks very good. The buildings at each end of the lake have also been given a makeover, the architecture now looks better on the main buildings, and the small courtyards infront along with the walls and piers also look much better now. There is only one door into the buildings, but from there you have a choice of 3 routs to the room where the flag is kept. You can either try the full frontal assault, or you can go through either of the two side passages, if you want to try something a little sneakier. However, before you get into the flag room, both of the side passages first lead to a large room on each side with what looks like a grandstand and some kind of battle area in the middle. This could lead to some interesting battles on your way to the flag room, but I suspect the main purpose behind these rooms is for clans to use them because of their construction. Another big plus over the last version, is that the ships are now controllable. By pressing the use button on the ships wheel, or the small mast right at the rear of the poop deck, you can move the ship backwards or forwards. And no, that isn’t what you might think it is, :P the poop deck is basically the top deck of the ship, on top of the captains cabin, where the ships wheel is. Last time around the ships were on a set course, so if you missed your ship when it departed, you would have to stand your ground at the enemy’s base till it came back. Now however you can hop onto your teams ship and sail off whenever you need to! [b]As with all maps, there are some things to be improved upon here, so lets move onto the con’s:[/b] Personally I still feel that the architecture of the main buildings at either end of the map could be improved. Some more pillars, or like I said last time, making the windows 3D instead of 2D textures would help improve the look and feel of the buildings. At the moment they look ok, but there just isn’t enough detail on them I feel. The main thing I think could be improved upon though is the size of the lake dividing the two flag bases. It seems to be a lot smaller than it was in the previous JK2 version, and considering that the ships are bigger in this new version, I feel the lake here should have been much bigger. Also, like last time, there doesn’t seem to be any way of climbing out of the water back onto dry land, if you fall overboard (or are forced to walk the plank! :P). This could be a problem since unless the players used the /kill command in the console and respawn, they wouldn’t be able to get back to dry land. Lastly, I must say that I am rather disappointed that the author didn’t include the same Pirates of the Caribbean music that was on the previous JK2 version, since that fitted the theme of the map so well! This map is still a Beta however, so im sure it will improve even further when it comes to its full release! All in all though an excellent CTF map here which should provide many interesting battles! MageC’s skills have improved much since he released the previous JK2 version of this map, so I look forward to seeing more work from him! :) [b]Bot Support:[/b] No [b]New Textures:[/b] Yes [b]New Sounds:[/b] No [b]New Music:[/b] No [b]Game Types:[/b] FFA, CTF ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:05-10-2008

Imperial Outpost Part 1

iop.zip | 20 MB

the installation notes in the readme file, as that would cause conflicts with the base game. Instead, what I'd do, is thus: 1) Paste the 'Imperial Outpost' folder in gamedata. 2) Rename it to 'ImperialOutpost', 'iop', or whatever - just something without spaces. I did 'ImperialOutpost'. 3) Open Notepad. Paste in the following text: [quote]jasp +set sv_pure 0 +set fs_game ImperialOutpost[/quote] 4) Still in Notepad, go to File->Save As, change the filetype drop-down box to say 'All Files'. 5) Type [b]iop.bat[/b] in the Filename box, and click Save. 6) Run that .bat file, once JA has loaded, simply click on New Game to load the map. One spoiler-free review coming right up. Now, onto the map itself. Simple mission, you got caught, a lot of people are coming to stop your ship. And blast you. You start armed with nothing but your trusty lightsaber. Your mission, which you accept whether you choose to or not given that you don't have much of a choice, is to battle through the base, disable security and get the hell out, I assume. It's not specified via cutscenes or dialogue, so. Visually this is a well-built map. No two ways about it, it's well-built. Aside from one missing texture I saw, I have no real beefs about how the map is built, architecturally or texture-wise. Were this an original creation, I'd probably have one or two things to mention disliking, but in a comparison with the Byss, Doomgiver, Kejim and Death Star levels from JK2/JA, this map is fitting. There are, however, a couple of entities buried inside solid objects, according to the console. Hardly game-breaking, but if those entities were part of the mission, they won't work while they're wedged inside a brush or other object that's rendered solid by the game. The crafting of the mission element is smoothly done. Scripted events are at Raven-quality, basically. The NPCs have their tasks and do them, although there are one or two just lurking. The level is based on a cause-and-effect progression model - you progress in a linear manner, fighting through, but before advancing to the next segment you have to find and activate the trigger to allow you to proceed. It's a guarantee you'll get confused at least a few times throughout the whole level, since it's not made obvious what you did and what that does, you're left to work it out on your own. Of course, that does make sense, given that Jedi don't seem to be able to use astro-projection to view events occuring outside of their line of sight. Patience is your friend. A nice addition to your SP mission collection, unfortunately there's no cutscenes or new VA work done, and storyline elements appear to have been kept at a minimal in favour of gameplay elements. Still, it's of a far higher standard than Jedi Academy's base missions, so that counts for something in my book. Can't wait to see the next part. ~ Kouen

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Uploaded:04-21-2008

Warrior Guild Assault

siege_warcom.zip | 23.54 MB

gametype elements of the map, so I just had a look around and found anything worth noting. Okay, let's take a look at the design. It's basic, architecturally, something which initially strikes one as a flaw but soon shows itself as part of the design. After all, back in the dark ages, with such primitive tools, while complex architecture was achieved it was done very rarely and only in special cases. The texture usage does compliment the layout, by sticking with the theme - back then, decorations were rare, according to history. Usually whatever the walls and floors were made out if, is whatever they looked like. The layout, now [i]that[/i] was fun. This is, without a doubt, one of the largest environments I've seen for games built on iD Tech 3. Courtyard, stables, inner sanctum, underground passages, mining shafts, windmill, what can be best described as a worker's village, as well as various features such as an attic, various rooftop areas for battling on, etc. Just explore, you won't be disappointed. Okay, now. Technical remarks. There are quite a few sparklies lying around which could use fixing, I found one wall blocking the end of a passage, and one side of it was left caulked. There's a few places where the player can move in and see the edge of the map cutting off against the skybox, which breaks the illusion and thus the map's immersion, although you would have to specifically know those locations where there and aim to find them. Aside from those niggles, the only real disappointment was that there's no accounting for people running this outside of siege mode - there's plenty in here to appease the average clan server. Roleplay potential, plenty of good areas for duel tournaments and practice matches, and let's face it, the map would simply be brilliant as an FFA/TFFA/CTF map. If this is a taste of what's to come with the NDA project, then one thing is certain. They've definitely got my attention. What about you? ~ Kouen [b]Bot Profiles:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Meshes:[/b] No [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Audio:[/b] Yes

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Uploaded:04-07-2008

RJA mappack (bug fix)

rja_mappackv1bugfix.rar | 80.21 MB

in the first place? I shall now go over the maps in my usual fashion: -RJA_duel1: Generator Room - A giant generator out in the middle of nowhere(the room is entirely black) and a few catwalks around it. You can't actually touch the generator beam itself. Overall, bland, boring, and not very inspired. -RJA_duel2: Ancient Sanctuary Ruins - Supposedly an area covered in lava. I got a big untextured mess, with lava noises. Not a single area on the map was textured. I'm guessing it required SJC's map to function properly, or perhaps an improper archiving of textures. Some of the texture errors in the console led me to believe the latter. -RJA_duel3: Third DeathStar Hidding Place - This "hidding" place is just a number of platforms that is heavily dependent on a bespin grate texture that doesn't seem to have shown up. Best part is, that makes the "deathstar" entirely untextured. Plus, from what I could see, the cannon wasn't very circular, if the intent was recreation. -RJA_duel4: The Red Hoth - From all I could see, it was just a giant hoth floor with too much frikin red fog. I couldn't see a thing. I ran as far as I could, and fell OFF the map. Lovely =_o most lovely. -RJA_ffa1: The Elevators - This map would have been fine if not for the glaring map bug. Starting out in a black little rectangular room, you make your way through the bounce pad shafts to a pit shaft that doesn't kill you if you're in full health, or a blue shaft that freezes your screen and starts handing out free metallic bolt ammo while you end up killing yourself because you can't see a thing. Apparently it damages you too, so I guess you can bypass that whole factor. I'm not sure what that phenomenon is, but I'd recommend fixing it soon. Assuming you find a way, magical or otherwise, past that shaft, you come to the larger shaft where there are a multitude of platforms moving up and down on a pole. Get to the top, and you find a sniper and a rocket launcher. Oh, and let's not forget that if you fall in perfect health, you're quite screwed once again. Hooray... Overall, these maps feel rushed, uninspired, and down right obnoxious in some cases. The end result is pretty poor, and could honestly use some heavy work. New Textures: Aye New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan[/quote] I have for you all the next version of this, which fixes some bugs here and there. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same, so the review above should work for this as well. Give it a download if you like it.

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Uploaded:03-18-2008

RPG Base attack (No NPC\'s)

rpg_baseattack_v1.0_no_npc.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-28-2008

Bespin Shaft (from JK II to JA)

73real_bespin_shaft.zip | 7.6 MB

caned with a flail. New Textures: Nay New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Aye - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:01-07-2008

Clan Atlantis Map II

camapiibycongo.zip | 11.42 MB

message body at all, be wary. Of course most authors pity us a little bit more than that and actually describe the file for us before we download it which, by the way, we really appreciate. But anyway, the point I was making is that we have our stereotypes. Someone says reborn, we picture a recolored version of the classic. Someone says clan map, we picture maps with awful lighting, lots of neon colors, and clan tags and silly pictures everywhere. Some files are the exception to the rule, however. I was a little surprised when it came to this map. The author was honest outright and said there [i]are[/i] clan tags in this map. I tested it a couple of days ago before I got swamped and I don't remember them, so either I wasn't able to find them or they were in an out of the way location and were tastefully included. So if you were worried about this being one of those clan maps that was made specifically for the clan's use and is rendered useless to everyone else, don't be. The map itself has a pretty nice design, though I don't really know how to describe it. Mix a castle/temple theme with an outdoor theme -- yep, the outdoors are indoors! Kinda backwards, eh? It really works here, though. I really love most of the architecture, which is simple yet complex. Backwards again, I know. You'll know what I mean when you see it, though. It's got a lot of great areas and is big enough for a fairly large-scale free for all. The rooms are connected by round teleporter pads. There is one room I absolutely [i]hate[/i], because it's both silly and ugly. It's ugly mainly because it's a conglomeration of oddly-cut brushes where the touching edges aren't caulked and the textures on these platforms are semi-transparent, so it just looks nasty. The idea is to find your way to the top and hit the teleporter pad to send you back out to where you came from. It must be for that forceball thing he talks about in his read-me, so if you're just using baseJKA I'd recommend avoiding the room altogether as it serves no purpose. In any case, I do like the [i]rest[/i] of the map quite a bit, so I'm just going to pretend that room doesn't exist. It has a great ambiance and the environment is interestingly varied and it should provide for some pretty good gameplay (grab those gun pickups!). My one recommendation -- to the community in general -- is to get a better bar texture. And for god's sake put some Sam Adam's on tap. [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Models[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:12-02-2007

Korriban Sith Academy

korriban_sith_academy_v1.0.zip | 6.22 MB

academy is supposedly based on the one that appears in the story named Knights of the Old Republic (a great game if I ever saw one). Alas, it fails. There's very little resemblance. But despair not, that doesn't mean that this map is bad. Quite the contrary, it's awesome. Let's see what we've been given, shall we? When I came to, I found myself in a gorge, surrounded by high rock walls and four huge statues, looming over me ominously. I spied a dark hole in the far wall and went to it, only to find that it wasn't, in fact, an entrance to a cave. Instead, it led nowhere. Needless to say, I was slightly disappointed. But looking around, I found another way out of the canyon - the door. I came to a crossroads of sorts, with three doors leading to places unknown. My adventurer's mentality (the one that tells you that it doesn't matter where or why you're going, it's the going that matters) kicked in and I gleefully went to exploring. The door to my right lead me to an arena. Nothing special there, so I turned around and headed the other way, across the room. I ended up in a hallway lined with doors on the left hand side, each one leading to a small room for the students. At the end of the hallway was a door that lead to another arena. The arena had another exit that lead me to a second crossroad. Taking the right hand path, I found myself on a bridge crosing a gorge. The bridge had a pillar and two benches, so I guessed it to be a simple resting place for the weary sith. It took me back to the first crossroad, so I turned around and headed back. Again, taking the right hand door, I walked right into a huge two-story library. I spent a while walking around, thinking of reading the books. Alas, they had no names on the covers, so I knew not which one would impart onto me the ancient and powerful secrets of the cult and which one would teach me to make an ancient and powerful sith omlette. Leaving and once again taking the right hand path, I ended up at another crossroad. By this point, I'd started to wonder whether or not this place would ever run out of crossroads. Alas, at that point I was unaware of the fact that this was actually the last one. Anyway, not one to break traditions (and traditions I created myself, no less), I once again started down the right path. It took me through a hallway, to an elevator and ultimately to an open-air arena. I almost expected to meet a beast of war there, but I was fortunate enough (nearly unarmed as I was, naught but a tiny dagger in my hand) to not have seen one. Going back, I crossed the room and went down another hallway, another elevator and found myself in a very blue control room. The view from the window struck me as odd, for it showed me the crossroad somewhere above it at a very strange angle. Going by the teachings of my mentor ("If you can't find an explanation, a wizard did it.") I decided to not investigate it. I headed back up (but not before locking myself in by hitting a button on one of the control panels) I went through the last door I hadn't explored. It took me to a large, open room, which I at first thought to be a hangar for various flying instruments, but later settled on a location for meditation, given the stairs at the end. After coming to the realisation that this was the end of my journey through this complex complex, I jumped off the platform onto the rocks below. Maybe I'm fortunate enough and one of my comrades will find me and heal me, for it hurt quite a bit. Throughout the trip, I found next to no fault with the academy. The layout and architecture were nice and logical (aside from the control room window, which I am yet to figure out) and the lighting looked quite nice (the fires in alcoves in the third crossroad I found to be cool). There was one thing that sparked my inquisitive mind, though, The bookshelves in the library were made of planked wood. Now, I can understand that, given that the shelves were massive, but I'd think it'd be more conservative (in regards to material expenditure) to have the planks run from top to bottom, not side to side. That's the one quip in the design I found that I could actually pick on. Sad, I know. Wait, there's one more thing - no bot support. But it can be done, no problem, just time consuming, I think. Overall, it's grrrrrreat! I say give it a whirl and maybe we'll meet up someday, have a chat and then try to kill each other in one of the many arenas. I will defiantely be keeping this one. [i]May songs be sung of your journeys.[/i] - Jose [b]Bot support:[/b] No [b]New sounds:[/b] Yup [b]New textures:[/b] Uh-uh [b]Gametypes:[/b] FFA, TFFA [i]Note to author: please, for the sake of all that was, is and ever will be holy, don't write your readmes in a font big enough to be read from Saturn. With the naked eye.[/i]

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Uploaded:11-11-2007

Nar Shaddaa Streets Map Pack

nar_shaddaa_streets_map_pack.zip | 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

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Uploaded:10-30-2007

ESL Saber Arena

esl_saber_arena.zip | 4.07 MB

Overall, it a somewhat architecturally sound map, minus one hole in one of the corners. For the author\'s reference, I have taken a screenshot of the hole and the general area around it. Now, back to the main subject at hand =_,=. The arena itself is generally easy to distinguish, as it has 4 torches around it and the ESL clan logo on it. There are three spectator seats above it, and the elevator to get to them is SLOW =_O. Other than the hole, the only real beef I had with this map was its rather dark setting. \"But Averus!\" You may say, \"The lighting looks fine in the screenshots!\" Lies and deception the screenshot taker has used. =_= The brightened player icon was enough to say that he turned up his brightness to take the shots. In reality, at normal brightness, the map is somewhat dark. Not dark enough to ruin the fun, but certainly not to help either. Regardless of this, however, the map should serve its masters well =_,= SUBMIT BANDWIDTH WHENEVER. I DUN CARE AT THE MOMENT...wait, now I care. SUBMIT BANDWIDTH NOW =_O!. - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:10-14-2007

Krystal\'s Descent

krystal_descent1.0.zip | 4.14 MB

needs work. When I first entered this map, I was immediately greeted with disappointment, and yet, enjoyment. Suffice to say, the music is most befitting, and I\'m definitely keeping it, because it rules planets. Now, onto the disappointment. The lighting is nonexistant in this map, and it really shows. There are a couple token braziers mounted on the wall, putting no real light sources out, thus sort of making their purpose invalid. I cannot contest the current empty box-like regions in this map, as Nintendo is infamous for making a bunch of useless empty areas, most noted in Legend of Zelda games. That being said, I will not blame the author for trying to be accurate, if such was the case. The textures were a decent selection, but I believe they would have been much more useful and appealing with appropriate lighting. I can\'t say I agree 100% with the \"pipe\" textures on the outside of the palace, but I could bear with it. My biggest qualm was what I suppose were the \"light rays\" emitting from certain areas of the map. Not very realistic looking, or very appealing much, albeit the texture is an okay choice. However, without the lighting, it sort of kills the purpose. With all that being said, I have a number of suggestions/challenges for you: - Lighting is definitely a must have. Coordinate your lighting as appropriate with the light sources you have and any future sources. Also, those light beams need to be fixed accordingly to with the lighting you make. That, and perhaps make it branch out more like a circular pattern in the windows, rather than a cylinder. - The fallen pillars are a nice addition to the map. See if you can try to make them seem more \"broken off\" than what you have now. As of now, the pillars look like they just pop clean off. Perhaps trying modifying the ceiling, floor, and ends of the pillars to look as if they were broken away, rather than being popped out for replacement. Also, the entry pillar needs the other chunk, or rubble of it, minimum. - I dare you to defy Nintendo and spice up your map with furnishings. Make the map come alive! Add a throne room! Maybe a pool! Perhaps even a goring chamber with which to skin your enemies and make them into coats-- =_=...oh that\'s right. Starfox doesn\'t operate like I do. *sighs* Oh well, case in point, put some stuff in there! Palaces have more than just empty boxes in them. Suffice to say, the map itself isn\'t bad in its current stage, but I think it needs to be worked on more. It has potential though, despite its simple architecture. Perhaps the masses have more to offer than I, so I shall simply scream the bandwidth song and turn it over to the masses. [i]Bandwidth! Bandwidth! It\'s width with a band! O, how I\'d love to caress thee with my bonified hand. Bandwidth, Bandwidth, give me some now, OR ELSE I\'LL GUT YOU LIKE AN OVER RIPE COW![/i] Yeah...I\'ll have to work on it some more. New Textures: Nay New Music: Aye Secrets to plunder: Aye Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:10-13-2007

Island

islandv2.zip | 15.32 MB

and not really anything new or exciting. The terrain of the island is pretty solid and well done, although I personally think it\'s a bit too small even for a duel. The biggest problem is that the wood texture of the majority of the structure is from JK2 and has not been included, so you\'ll have to patch that yourself if you have JK2. My only realistic complaint is with the lighting, which is far too dim when compared with the skybox. This gives the map a very unbalanced, unrealistic feel to it. I would definitely recommend this, along with the missing texture, be fixed. No bot support or anything else like that has been included, so if you\'re interested kick back on the beach with a margarita and watch the sunset. If you\'re under-age, just give the margarita to me. :)[/quote]This version two of the Island map really fixes the majority of the concerns that were expressed about version one. The lighting has been greatly improved and the missing JK2 wood texture has been replaced. I wouldn\'t go so far as to say this map is perfect and doesn\'t need any more updates, though. My biggest concern is the water versus skybox issue. First, the water is a completely different color than the water in the skybox which is kind of odd. Now I don\'t know what exactly can be done to make the water not look like it just [i]ends[/i]... but I\'d say trying to match the color would go a long way toward making it not quite as noticeable. I\'m also thinking some grass or something might aesthetically help the ground out a little, y\'know what I mean? One of the cool additions to this version is some boats that weren\'t in the last one. One of them even circles the island! Spooky, eh? Well, ghost ships are just in time for Halloween. Also watch out for some lightning strikes. The storm doesn\'t [i]sound[/i] too bad... but it\'s always the quiet ones that kill ya. [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:09-17-2007

ldj_mappack

ldj_mappack.zip | 33.54 MB

suitable for decent-sized free for alls. Let\'s start with ctf_outpost1, since I tested that map first. The style is definitely Imperial, and many locations reminded me a lot of some film locations from the Death Star (I could almost see Luke and Leia swinging across the chasm, chased by stormtroopers!). The architecture is beautiful, and I think what makes this map significantly different from other Imperial-themed maps is that it\'s a little bit darker. The normally pristine gray walls have just a touch of shadow too them, which really adds a lot of mystery with such a simple gesture. This particular map has some cool features in addition to just looking pretty. If you\'re looking for quick transit, be sure to check out the functional subway/tram. Also make sure to check out the [i]whole[/i] map - it\'s pretty huge, and you\'ll be sorry you missed out if you don\'t check out every nook and cranny. The second map in this pack, thelosttemple, has a much different feel to it, although at the same time it also has a bit of an Imperial flair. It has some outdoor areas, some indoor areas, some very industrial areas, and some ruins. I can say with certainty that this map has plenty of variation just from one room to the next, yet doesn\'t feel disconnected. I\'d go as far as to say it looks like some ruins were [i]converted[/i] into some kind of Imperial base or installment. I won\'t claim to know what was going through LDJ\'s head at the time, though. ;) Definitely a wonderful pair of maps, and the screenshots will speak more for them than I could possibly express. Those looking for exciting large-scale free for alls should definitely consider picking these up. They\'ve got enough creativity to keep them from being boring, but don\'t stray so much from Star Wars to annoy the purists. A win-win situation! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Sounds[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:08-28-2007

Mos Eisley Backstreets - Night

night_moseisley_bkstreets.zip | 27.58 MB

different feel to it. I won\'t cover the same points I mentioned in the review for the day version, so I recommend reading that review as well to get a real feel for what the map contains. Lighting wasn\'t as important to mention with the day-time version, but here the lighting will either make or break the map. Made! Lighting here is great and really sets the mood, along with the much softer, slower-paced, and most importantly [i]peaceful[/i] music. It\'s easy to tell right away that just because it\'s night time doesn\'t mean the map\'s going to be pitch black. With three moons, a lot of moonlight is thrown across the map, and the combination between darker shadows from buildings and brighter light from the random lights near the building doors really provides good contrast and keeps things looking very realistic. Along with the night version of the map, a new skybox was needed. I\'m a little on the edge on this skybox -- I know Nozyspy worked pretty hard on it, and I gave him advice along the way to improve it which, if I remember correctly, he implemented -- but I think the engine has really failed us here. The whole idea of the skybox is to avoid that very static [i]walled[/i] feeling you\'d get if you just put sky textures on the sides of your map. Despite Nozy\'s best intentions, the three moons unfortunately get warped (stretched or thinned) depending on how you\'re looking. I don\'t really blame that one on him, though, and it hasn\'t reduced my enjoyment of the map significantly in any way. Overall a wonderful variation on the orginal map -- more maps should provide such added bonuses! If you like this one, definitely make sure to take a look at the [file=\"82444\"]day-time version of the Mos Eisley Backstreets[/file]. [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

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Uploaded:08-25-2007

Hexes Ghetto 2 JK3

hexes_ghetto_2_jk3.zip | 41.5 MB

still has an awesome feel and it was fun exploring the new rooms. Here's my original review: [quote]Generally when I open up a mod or a map and take a look at it in JA, I always manage to find something that the map or mod reminds me of. In this case, that opening scene of the film "Blade Runner" with the noodle bar man and Harrison Ford. Maybe a little bit of Tokyo in here as well, crossed with a bit of Coruscant....ANYWHO, the review! Ive chosen to re-review this from the previous review of the JK2 version, mainly because I have quite a lot to say about this map. I really like some of the features, lots of nice pretty lights, moving screens, gives it that Coruscant/Blade Runner feel which I really do take interest in. Definitely the main city is my favourite part of the map. The snipe wars and throwing people off that top balcony...I could have such a blast, and I'm sure you will to. The main area leads you off to several different places of the map, each for a different purpose I presume. Many areas for holding duels in, and the architecture is top quality in almost every place of the map. The textures give this map a really nice feel as well, the variation is great and the quality is also good. All the rooms are decent sizes, and have a unique look and feel about them. Again perfect for mass FFA and merc wars, but I could also see some very nice RP's happening here as well. That's what I like about the map, it has the potential to be used for other activities such as RP, and is not limited to one type of fun. A suggestion for a V2 though, put a bar outside, then I can recreate that "Blade Runner" scene Roll Eyes (sarcastic). One thing that really put me off though, was the choice of music. Now I'm more of a Metal head/old school rock fan, so techno Star Wars isn't really my thing, but hey, I'm sure others will like it. I don't think there's any difference between the JK2 version and this one, I checked the screenshots of the JK2 version and I'm pretty sure its the same map. Author states there's seven secrets all together, so lots of time for exploring! I like this map, I suggest giving this a download if your a futuristic/Star Wars/Blade Runner fan, you wont be disappointed. -|Sho'Hen|-[/quote] Whats new in this version? well Hexes has added a load more things to check out room wise. There's a maze, a pit lava duel room and other new rooms for exploration. As far as I could tell, all the new places are secrets. I no-clipped the map to find them so I cant point you in the right direction I'm afraid!:D A couple of original rooms now have npc support in them so you can spawn until your heart is content. If you liked the first version, you'll love this one! Give it a download! -|Jorka Sho'Hen|-

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Uploaded:08-06-2007

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Link\'s Vision

visionv2.zip | 5.56 MB

textures, so it would seem. Or at least, not all of them. Case in point, the ambience of the vision is ruined by misplaced textures. Honestly, from the look of the screenshots, I don\'t think we were missing too terribly much. I must caution dueling hordes, however, that it would be unwise to wander too far from the Magical Triangle in the center, for a fate worse than death awaits you: A mysterious fall to your death, without falling =_=. After that particular missing texture, everything else in the center looks great. The Tri-Force is clean and shiny, the grass is pleasant and mystical. It\'s just that blackness that is needed to complete the effect. Fix that immediately, and I think you\'ll earn malevolent praise for your work, simple as it may be.[/quote]It\'s been a bit longer than expected (with us partly to blame) but here we have a fix and update to the Link\'s Vision map. All missing textures have been added, and while you will still find death an unsuspecting step away, you [i]will[/i] fall this time. Naturally because the background is black you won\'t see it coming though... cruel, if you ask me... but hey, Darwin\'s Law... :p Overall a cool map -- maybe a little small for a real FFA -- and with that fall you\'ve got ample peril waiting for you, especially since you can\'t see it! I\'m really liking the ambiance of the tri-force, floating up there... it looks really [i]awesome[/i] if you ask me. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:07-26-2007

Hoth Hangar

hoth_hangar.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-28-2007

The Enclave

the_enclave.zip | 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

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Uploaded:06-06-2007

[CONTEST] Yuuzhan Vong Death Duel Arena

vong_deathduel_arena.zip | 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

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Uploaded:05-27-2007

Blackcastle (Public version)

lz_blackcastle.zip | 1.43 MB

bridge towards the keep, I noticed that the canyon\'s texture was highly repetitive. The lava gazed up at me below as I traversed the bridge into the keep. When I entered, I notice there was a large L coat of arms adorned on the wall. What it meant, I do not know or care anymore. I proceeded to inspect the castle\'s interior, slaying all who opposed me. Most of the rooms had either a table, a keg or two, or a combination of both. Not much excitement in that, but oh well... I made my way to the back of the castle, when I noticed that there was a hole in the cliff O_o; Someone really ought to fix that =_=. After clearing the castle, I made my way out of there..it was then as I crossed the bridge back that I noticed there was another hole in the canyon. Definitely requires fixing =_o; Overall, I think the rooms could have been more diversified. Not every room is a storage cellar. That and those two canyon holes could have been fixed. Otherwise, it\'s an alright map. Plenty of gun placements, so it can be done in many modes of your choice. Death, doom, and gloom....*gores a random animal* Submit Bandwidth if you want a cheap piece of real estate =_,= New Textures: Nay New Music: Nay Secrets to plunder: Nay Bot Support: Nay - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:05-18-2007

Taris Uper City South

tarisuper.zip | 4.43 MB

own. Now to the actual map shall we? We start at the main section of Upper Taris, the walkways, let it suffice when I say it looks very good, albeit a bit empty, however it's just an alpha so things are surely subject to change. The walkways seem a bit shorter than they were in the original KOTOR, but maybe the running speed was just slower in that game. The slightly more interesting section of the map is the medical room. It includes the mighty healing bacta tanks, all of which lack clipping, so if you feel damaged, or just dirty you too, can visit one the way Revan did. It was wonderful seeing Taris in all of its glory, not even the medical hub was understaffed, there are two droids, and a man just waiting to fulfill your greatest medical fantasies. The whole area is pretty faithful to the original, I would have checked down to the number of bacta tanks but my copy of the game seems to have been misplaced. The texturing of the entire level is done very well, the author even used the bump mapping simulation technique, and it does its job. The textures are very crisp and just pleasant to look at, maybe slightly bland... I guess the biggest fault of the map is that it's plagued with invisible walls. There is literally no such thing as falling out of the level, save for one glitch I found which lets you scale the sky scrapers, and consequently, fall off. I found no glitches the author didn't mention, those being some invincible NPCs, bugged doors and water which doesn't always go SPLASH when you try to take a bath. All of which have been promised to be fixed. ~Metall Pingwin

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Uploaded:04-25-2007

Factory Room Duel

zzzz_factory_duel.zip | 5.44 MB

first painting, would you? I know stick figures are now considered \'modern art\' ( :rolleyes: ) but here people aren\'t quite as friendly to the modern arts. This author has taken that advice to heart. This is his first [i]released[/i] map, but definitely not his first. The past practice really shows in the final product. This map is quite small, bit enough only for a two-person duel really, but it should provide for pretty good duel gameplay. It consists of an elongated rectangular room with a platform about halfway to the ceiling. Two sets of metal stairs lead to this platform. The walls pulse electrically, and the corners are decorated with displays and the like. The lighting here is pretty good; definitely not your run-of-the-mill newbie lighting. I\'m liking the texturing too, with the exception of the pillars holding up the platform which, compared to the rest of the texturing which goes together quite nicely, simply looks sloppy, misaligned, and out of place. Luckily they\'re thin so you might not notice them so much. It seems to really be the only thing this author didn\'t pay enough attention to. There\'s no bot support, alas, but it includes some very cool and very mood-enhancing music from NewGrounds which really adds greatly to the map\'s overall ambiance. A very good choice, indeed. Overall a nice map, especially for a beginner. :) [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:03-26-2007

[CONTEST] Valley of the Jedi Tower

voj_tower_if.zip | 1.86 MB

reviewer, one of our previous staff members: Nozyspy. I obviously can't review my own map, so I asked for his help. Give him the same respect (preferably more) than you would give the regular staffers.[/i] :) JKFiles Headquarters, the cryogenics department: *Inyri walks up to a large grey coffin shaped machine, there are pipes everywhere and it is giving off a cool mist* *Inyri presses a large red ‘defrost button’ on the side of the machine* *Hsssssssssss* *The lid opens up, inside a frozen Nozyspy begins to stir* Oh hello, I am Nozyspy human cyborg relations how ca…errmm where am I? *Nozyspy’s brain comes properly back online* Ohh, you want me to do a map review? Ahh excellent, this should be fun! :D Well, now I am properly defrosted and out of suspended animation, lets get on with this review! Now this map is a recreation for JKA of a multiplayer map that was originally in the Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight game. Now there’s a bit of nostalgia for you…man that game has been around for a loooong time, and people still mod for it too you know! Anyways… whist I’ve never actually properly played through the earlier Jedi Knight games (I have the Demo For Mysteries of the Sith and Dark Forces 2) Inyri has supplied me with an excellent vid of the map to get a good idea of what the original map was like. And I trust that as an avid fan of those earlier games Inyri will have made us as faithful a recreation as possible. For those that don’t know, this is the location where, in Dark Forces 2 Kyle battles and destroys Maw, one of the six Dark Jedi that accompanied Jerec on his quest to find the Valley of the Jedi. From what I can compare between the original and Inyri’s remake, this JKA version is very accurate to the original, one nice feature being the good remake of the texture for the landing pad which looks just like the original. All the architecture is there, along with the lift, and walkways and the crates in the small side rooms inside the main tower. And one part, which I particularly must compliment Inyri on, is the excellent skybox, which looks very much like the original and adds a nice touch to the map. ;) As with all maps there are some things that could be improved upon here. Firstly is the detailing. Now…this is a bit of an difficult subject as far as recreations of maps from older Jedi Knight games go…because they DIDN’T have that detail in the first place. So the question is, do you make it exactly the same, or do you add detail in there to make it look better, even though it wasn’t in the original? So far that’s one thing that’s put me off making a map based on one of the Mysteries of the Sith levels. Personally I think this map could have done with some more detailing to fill it out a bit more, but that would really be a personal choice for the author for the reasons I’ve explained above. One other big thing this map really could have benefited from is some terrain. Although the lack of terrain doesn’t actually look THAT bad, I really think it would have added that extra polish to the map. Terrain can be done in a variety of ways, from deforming patch meshes (although that method is not recommended) to making trisoup terrain (made out of lots of little triangles) either by hand, or using a very easy and handy program like easygen. One other thing is that the big cargo ship that was in the original map is missing…but that didn’t really bother me much. Putting something that size into the map would be pretty difficult anyway! Sooo, lets round up some of the pro’s and con’s Pro’s: - A pretty accurate recreation of the original map from Dark Forces 2. - An excellent custom skybox. - Fitting music for a duel map. - Pretty good use of textures. Con’s: - The map could do with some more detail, if possible. - The left was rather far off the ground, and a few parts were slightly out of proportion, such as the steps which were a little too high. - Some terrain would have polished the map up much better. - The lighting could be made more natural, it feels a bit flat at the moment. Apart from that though a good Duel map here, one I would recommend for any fans of Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight! Keep up the good work Inyri and hopefully you will make us some more maps based on Dark Forces 2! :D Right, time for me to go back into suspended animation now! *Nozyspy disappears back into the mists* Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:03-02-2007

Halo: Flood Encounter

flood_encounter_v1.zip | 17.43 MB

enjoyable. It’s supposed to be an area from Halo, and I recognized it as one. With the exception of the doors, it did look Halo-ish. I liked the design of the map, and how the map was done, but a couple of things confused me. The doors next to the control room thingy, I was only able to open them by swinging/igniting my saber next to them, is there some sort of strange trigger on this? It just confused me, and the other doors did as well. Some of them only open from one side, and this was strange. Yes, it makes for some interesting duels, but it was still confusing. But anyways, I liked how this map was, and the music went well with it. This is a map that is certainly worth a download. Bot Support: Yes New Sounds/Music: Yes New Textures: No, not really Gametypes: Duel ~Zach

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Uploaded:02-15-2007

Clan Atlantis Map

clanatlantismap.zip | 9.58 MB

is for. Anyway, this map for Clan Atlantis is, as I said, an underwater map, but really the only thing that makes it underwater is a seascape skybox. There are no ocean or underwater sounds to suggest that the map is really underwater, and beyond that it\'s really quite simple. The entire map seems to simply be rooms, connected by transparent corridors, with each room hosting a set of pictures/paintings of various things. Some serve as signs, mainly warnings to would-be rule violators. From what I understand, this map is designed for use with lugormod. I don\'t know a whole lot about lugormod, but I can say that the map does look more suited to a role-play type of game rather than serious combat, as most of the areas are cramped or hard to navigate. As a hang out, I\'m sure it will work fine for the CA clan. For anything else, it probably won\'t suit the needs of the downloader beyond its intended purpose, plus its heavy clan-centralized atmosphere. [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:02-01-2007

Azure Mountain: Alpha Station

mc_azurealphastation.zip | 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

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Uploaded:01-29-2007

Chamber of the Immortal

immortal.zip | 13.21 MB

thing: total world domination! Er, eh, winning I mean. So anyway, this map was made for the [url="http://www.map-craft.com"]Map-Craft[/url] January '07 contest. Details on this contest? [url="http://www.map-craft.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=modules&name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1424&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15"]Check 'em out here[/url]. The map, however, mainly speaks for itself. The map is a cathedral, and retains many of the typical architectural aspects that you would expect from a cathedral. Rounded arches, wood and stone work, and a domed ceiling all add to the mood and feel of this piece. Accurate lighting also helped. The map is lit entirely by torches, and as you might expect, to light this entire chapel there are quite a few of them! The texture work here is the real treat. From what I understand, that was the focal point of the contest itself. As far as I can tell, all of the textures are brand-spankin' new, and they all do a wonderful job of bringing the location to life, both because of their high quality and their wonderful fit. You can have wonderful textures and an ugly map if your textures don't work with each other. That's definitely not an issue here, though. The textures wonderfully compliment the architecture, really giving the map the mood and feel it's supposed to have. Extras, you wonder? Well sure! Bot support is a must for all maps (Why? Cuz I said so.) and this map delivers in that particular area. And of course, the plethora of textures that I already mentioned surely count as an "extra." There's also another thing having to do with timescales that I frankly don't really understand, so check the read-me for more information on that. One last thing to note is that all the source files have been included within the PK3, as a requirement for the contest's entry. You may feel free to use these files for your own learning purposes. I recommend not cannibalizing this map (or any map, for that matter), but they're free for your use. Just remember to give credit where credit is due! [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:01-19-2007

Corellian Rift of Lords

bwn_lords.zip | 1.33 MB

makes use of only stock textures, which makes the final product all the more impressive. The textures are blended wonderfully, giving it a very "temple ruins" look without looking like Yavin or Korriban, specifically. The lighting in this map is also rather good. It is not too bright, an impressive feat given the overcast sky, something most authors might not think very hard about. The blue crystals and orange flames add a little bit of hilight to the otherwise shady (but still perfectly well lit) map. For those interested, this map is available in both FFA and duel game modes. I'm not sure if it's big enough for a good-sized FFA, but in case you wanted it, it's there all the same. Bot support has also been included, so it might be an ideal map to do a little bot slaughtering in. For practice, of course. All in all a nice package, and nice looking to boot. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:01-13-2007

Tatooine Town

tatooine_town_v1.zip | 10.24 MB

the name. But it’s a very blocky map. The main area basically just consists of buildings…nothing to make the map look “busy”. No speeders on the sides, no trash. No jawas…nothing. Just buildings. The insides of the buildings were blocky and roomy…Basically just space-wise, the author needs to think about whether the space used is too roomy or too tight. I mean, the basic construction of the map wasn’t all that bad…it could have been re-thought. That’s all. There were two smaller duel areas that you gained access to through with a teleporter. One area was yavin-ish, with a couple plants and a waterfall…the other one used a taspir platform texture, although one the main circle wasn’t complete. How? The way I saw it was that three fours of the texture were correct, and one was machinery. Strange. Meh. As I said before, the texture usage was strange. How? In buildings where there were chairs of couches…the seats would be blue…now what makes seats on Tatooine blue? Don’t ask me. As I said, the textures are strange. Anyhow, there are bunch of places to go, and you should explore them. Another thing: I had problems with the buttons. It was almost as if there was no delay between when I could toggle them, so if I held the button, nothing would happen. Try putting a pause between the time you can push buttons. Anyways, there is bunch of stuff in this map. You should try it out. Bot Support: Yes New Music: Yes New Sounds: No New Models: No New Textures: Yes Gametypes: FFA ~Zach

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Uploaded:12-15-2006

Christmas disruption, team ffa and af_elodn

merry_christmas_trimap_pack.zip | 7.89 MB

Christmassy in any way I can fathom. I'll go through them individually. [b]AF_ELODN[/b] This map seems to be a giant maze. Personally I liked the maze in Harry Potter better than this one... but there's really nothing cooler than the maze actually trying to kill you. Then again, Harry Potter wasn't planning on having a lightsaber duel or shooting anyone while he was in the maze. As a FFA map this seems like a pretty poor idea. There's really no place decent to duel, and with no gun pickups that I could find a risky gun battle is out of the question, unless you're a blaster pistol fan. Also the lighting seems quite poor, as it is plainly obvious that there are lights scattered throughout the map, but no sources to be seen. At that point, a brighter global light would have been more appropriate. It [i]is[/i] outside, after all. [b]Christmas Disruption[/b] This would be the Christmas map. It seems to be a small town, with two or three buildings you can actually enter. The texturing is quite repetative, and the architecture itself is very blocky. One of the buildings contains a swoop spawn, although where the author planned you to go on the swoop is up for speculation. There is also the matter of the music... By the time I was done testing the map I wanted to jab a pencil into my ear. If you don't like Winnie the Pooh, definitely turn the music off... [b]Christmas TFFA[/b] Not much to say here that hasn't been covered already. It's simply, small, and lacking in appropriate lighting and texturing. This really doesn't seem to have a lot of gameplay value either, as it's basically just a big open area with a couple of "bases" on either side. Perhaps it's meant to be like those big battles they used to have in Europe in the dark ages - just run up to the other team and hope you don't get impaled! [b]Bot Support[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:12-09-2006

Christmas At City 6B

xmas_city6b.zip | 5.53 MB

point. Pinch of salt, and all that.... *ahem* ------------------------------- Anyway, what we have here is something I\'d label as a small courtyard in the industrial sector of a city. Overall the map is a success, despite a few small things which I feel detract from it. Firstly, let\'s look at how it\'s built. The architecture is both impressively done and consistent with the Coruscant theme portrayed in the singleplayer campaign. Some odd choices are used in the texturing, but aside from a few niggles it\'s overall fine. I found the mix of Coruscant texturing and factory texturing to be an odd blend, but ZidZabre pulls it off pretty well. On the gameplay side of things, this map\'s primary application in gameplay is close-quarters gunplay. Take ya sabers and force powers elsewhere, because this map is suited perfectly for guns-only matches. The layout means that the action comes in thick and fast, and there are a few good tactical positions. The flow of gameplay is a little tricky, though, since the pathways are mostly linear. More movement, more ways to travel, are definitely something I\'d like to see in a future version. Still, you\'ve got the sniper point, the chokepoint, and the open area, so s\'all cool. There\'s mention of a possible extended version, and that\'s something I\'d like to see, with more space to move around, more areas to go through - heck, there\'s certainly enough potential for it. In it\'s current form, I\'d say a 4-6 player guns-only match would be extremely fun on this. Expand the map to something suitable for 8-12 players, and it\'ll be a gunner\'s [i]dream[/i]. Now, I mentioned a few tiny things that detracted from the map, that I would change. They are thus: - Music. It\'s a good composition, but not really suited for the map, especially considering how perfect it is for action-oriented gameplay. Something a bit pacier, yet slightly more subtle, would be perfect. - Snow. It\'s coming down at a dodgy angle, meaning it clips through the buildings on one side of the map. Judging from how much snow is on the ground, I\'d guess that coming straight-down at a steady pace would look better for the snowfall. - Skybox. Hoth would have looked way better. So, as far as quick \"throw-together\" projects go, this one\'s cool (no pun intended). If you like city maps, grab this. If you like winter maps, grab it. If you like snow, see a psychiatrist; rainbows are prettier. >_> ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Music:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Textures:[/b] No [b]Custom Models:[/b] No

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Uploaded:12-04-2006

Bespin Shaft CTF

bespinshaftctfv2.zip | 1.1 MB

hangar and a small corridor with a shaft on it. The add-ons looked nice, but the floor still bothered me as it did in Inyri’s review. While the floor might be metal, you would expet it all to be the same sound, right? Well that wasn’t the case with me. The floor on one side of the map sounded one way, while the floor on the other side of the map was different. Both were metallic, but distinctly different. Right now I think that the biggest thing that needs to be done with the map is (possibly) expanding it to have some more routes to the flag, and things like that. The second biggest thing that needs to be one is making the floor sound the same all the way through the map. And since this is just a version two, with a few changes above, here’s Inyri’s review of the first version. [quote] The author claims this map is a medium-sized map ideal for CTF. While it still seems a bit cramped to me for an interesting CTF game, it certainly is a lot larger and more interesting than the original version of this map. I wouldn\'t be surprised if it was started again from scratch. My biggest complaint was the floors were too metally. Sounds picky, right? The sound of the metallic footsteps just started to drive me insane after a while. The layout of the map is indeed suited for CTF. While I do find each side to be a little lacking, it\'s is not quite a straight shot to the flags. There are a couple of turns involved, and the passageways leading to the flags aren\'t nearly as cramped as some maps I\'ve seen. You can just shoot your enemy out of the sky, or you can hack them down with your saber. There should be plenty of room for either... if you\'re careful. The pit, as was seen in the last version, has been greatly expanded and now features two t-shaped bridges across it. The only other complaint I had, other than the metallic assault on my delicate ears, was the lighting. Before I go any further, I want to mention that the lighting is not bad. It\'s just a little... off. The entities individually, to be precise. Most of the entities have a clear source, and it\'s easy to see where the unclear entities are supposed to be coming from. Realistically, though, there are several lights placed such that they would not actually light a surface as they do in reality. These are mostly entities lighting the ceiling between two light sources. Other than that, though, it\'s not a bad little map. It has support for CTF and FFA, plus bot support for those that like bot matches. Might be worth a download for CTF enthusiasts![/quote] Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: No ~Zach

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Uploaded:11-12-2006

Bespin Shaft

bespinshaft.zip | 211.59 KB

there's very little room to move around. It will be a test of who can fire fasted, with the best aim, without blowing themselves up. The lighting could be better, as I really didn't see any light sources to explain the full and complete illumination of the map. Bot support is included, so for a small map it should provide a bit of entertainment. I can't really see this being good for more than 2 or 3 players, though. [b]Bot Support[/b]: Yes [b]New Models[/b]: No [b]New Textures[/b]: No [b]New Music[/b]: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:11-07-2006

Attack Cruiser V2 - Hangar

acv2hangar.zip | 10.17 MB

review: http://jediknight2.filefront.com/file/Attack_Cruiser_V2;72148 With that out of the way, I present to you a version of the previously mentioned map inside a humongous hangar. How huge, you ask? Well let\'s just say I could fly a HO-IX in it and have a space battle in it. It\'s a very huge hangar, and I\'m not sure where it came from, but it\'s a huge box for a warship. The additions to the ship\'s hangar are a control center that doesn\'t function, random smaller ships scattered about, and a ramp that leads into the main hangar of the ship. Technical errors are mentioned in the previous review. If you liked the map above, then I DEMAND YOU TO GROVEL BEFORE MIGHTY FILEFRONT AND TELL IT YOU WANT THIS MAP! - Averus Retruthan

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Uploaded:10-26-2006

Bodycount Map Pack

bodycount_mappackv2.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-03-2006

Arious

arious.zip | 13.06 MB

quite well, looking good and having almost no impact on performance. The general concept is a forest clearing, with the obligatory waterfall, and some ruins. Sounds awfully simple, doesn't it? Aesthetically, the map is as pleasing as one would expect. Texture usage flows together solidly, the brushwork and terrain crafting has been masterfully done, and above all, it's true to what this environment would look like should you happen upon it. The environment itself responds to your presence as it should (taking into account the Q3 engine's limitations). My only real complaint was the almost uniform lighting, a bit of sunlight and shadowing would have been great. Throughout testing, the map held at a steady 35 FPS on highest settings with Media Player, two MSN Live instances, Xfire and the Rise of Legends demo download going. That's pretty impressive, and considering my system specs, I can only assume the author took playability into consideration all the way through the project. If you have a duel server, I advise adding this map into the rotation. It could also work for a Duel FFA server, provided the mod in use had duel alpha features which wrapped duelists in their own little pockets preventing interference or distractions [i]*cough*JAE*cough*[/i]. I like what I see here, and I'm hoping to see more maps from Demo in the future. ~ Kouen [b]Bot Routing:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Textures:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Shaders:[/b] Yes [b]Custom Models:[/b] No [b]Custom Music:[/b] No

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Uploaded:08-24-2006

Mario 64 Pyramid

sm64_pyramid.zip | 1.71 MB

but they don\'t really detract from the map. The map itself isn\'t really built in a pyramid shape, you just keep going up...and up...until you reach the top, that is. This map is constructed like the N64 level, with the freaky moving blocks that\'ll smash you. (Yes, I don\'t know what they\'re called, so sue me.) So we have a N64 themed map. So what? It\'s got some N64 goodies, including those freaky blocks that Mario is always hitting with his head. (Yes, I don\'t know what these are called, either). However, these are on the ground, so no hitting it with your head. :( The author has put in *quicksand* but it\'s just sand-colored water. No sound changes or anything, but I don\'t think that\'s possible, and if it was, it\'d overwrite the sounds on all the other maps. The biggest problem I had with this map was with the bot routes. They were done poorly. The bots wouldn\'t continue up the map, and they frequently got stuck in one or two areas. That, and they didn\'t move around too terribly much. But they still moved enough to get some good sniping practice in. :p But, this was a pretty fun map to test, although N64-esque maps really aren\'t my thing. Bot Support: Yes New Music: Yes New Textures: Yes New Models: No Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel ~Zach

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Uploaded:08-23-2006

-=[3MJ]=- Guardian Temple

guardiantemple.zip | 2.18 MB

cool. Second off, I like how the map was set up. Just two buildings, two islands, and a bridge in between them. While some may find it kind of spartan, I think it's cool. I just had a small problem with the map, and that was that there was way too much water in it. You should've made the map border a lot smaller, and taken out all of the extra water from the map, because as it is, there's a lot of unused space. But I guess one cool thing is that if you get a sniper rifle you can snipe people from in the water. Now doesn't that make you want to get a sniper rifle and do it? :p Anyways, this is a cool map. There is some z-fighting in a few places, and you can walk through some rocks, but I didn't really notice it. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Gametypes: FFA, TFFA, Duel and Power Duel ~Zach

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Uploaded:06-01-2006

Marka Ragnos' Secret Tomb

marka_ragnos_secret_tomb.zip | 9.4 MB

are bland, unexciting, boring, etc etc. I'm sticking with basic, though. In a summary, this duel map consists of a big square room, with a glass panel in the floor, a statue of Marka Ragnos, four statues one of which is broken, a door, a window, one of those weird altar things, some torches, and a few pillars. For a redeeming point, this map isn't just a big empty block. The layout of the pillars and statues makes it seem a lot less bland. All the texturing works well together, even if it is a little monotonous. There is one major point where the map fails, and that is lighting. It's uniform lighting, and uniform lighting just looks plain ugly unless it's used very well. Proper lighting should [i]always[/i] be used. Although the texuring works, it does misalign in some places, most noticably on the pillars. I'd also comment on the glass texture used for the window, as it looks less than glassy, but very few of Raven's default textures look anything like they should anyway. Various other aesthetic problems are in the map, but you can see those for yourself. Throughout the map I found one error which wasn't purely aesthetic - underneath the glass panel, is one big missing texture. I admit to not trying to locate the source of this error due to time constraints. One big gripe I have, is the music - [i]Metallica[/i]? In a map which is supposed to resemble a Korriban tomb? I'm sorry, that just clashes horribly, and doesn't fit at all. Come to think of it, I can't possibly think of a poorer music choice. On the good sides, this map is a decent enough area for a duel, so if you like the looks of it, then you know where the download link is. If not, well, I can't say I blame you. To the author's credit, they've shown a good understanding of GtkRadiant, now they just need to work on their techniques before releasing another map. Next time, get some feedback and advice before releasing! There are many places to do so - you can ask friends, you can post in the [url="http://forums.filefront.com/forumdisplay.php?f=852"]JK Series Forums[/url], or you can read various tutorial sites which will likely include a "Do's and Don'ts" list somewhere. Keep at it, you have some mapping potential. As for this, though... I really find it hard to believe this is the best of your ability. ~ Kouen [b]New Textures:[/b] No [b]New Models:[/b] No [b]Bot Support:[/b] Yes [b]New Music:[/b] Yes [b]Gametypes:[/b] Duel

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Uploaded:05-23-2006

Star Destroyer II - Botrouting Patch

stardestroyer_ii_botroute.zip | 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]

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Uploaded:04-30-2006

Shadows of the Empire Escape from Echo Base

shadows_of_the_empire_mod_level1.zip | 5.84 MB

different, the mapping styles probably aren't all that different. This map just seems... bland. And I haven't even gotten into the technical problems, of which there are many. Why don't we cover those first? First of all: missing textures. There are quite a few, which you'll notice as you go along. Secondly, z-fighting. Quite a bit of that, as well, in various places. There are also misaligned brushes, holes in the map, and I didn't see a light that had a source [i]anywhere[/i] in the map. Older games didn't worry about light sources, but with a newer engine (in comparison) that ought to be taken into account as a factor. Nobody said you couldn't spruce up an old concept by adding new detail when you have the power. There are quite a few problems that are unrelated to the mapping as well. First of all the music doesn't work, mainly because the author didn't bother to include it in the PK3. As a single-player level it's also a bit difficult to get loaded - you have to load it as a mod, then load it up in the console as well. Having a batch file to do this for us would have been a heck of a lot simpler. Also Force has not been disabled, and you don't play as Dash Rendar (which is kind of a disappointment). This means you're basically a Jedi running around with a blaster on Hoth and no lightsaber. Then, to end off the level... nothing happens. You beat the end guy and you just sit there. You can go back and kill some stormtroopers if you want, because the level won't end itself. Personally for something like this I would have suggested a crew of a few more people, or I would at least suggest the author gains a bit more knowledge about single-player mapping so he can get the level working 100% correctly. Having a SP map come out only half done is really kind of a bummer, especially when it's something as cool as Shadows of the Empire. [b]Note[/b]: Should you decide you want to play it, the read-me is incorrect in its play instructions. The map name is [b]sote_echo_base1[/b], not sote_echo_base. New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: No Bot Support: N/A ~Inyri

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Uploaded:04-21-2006

Temple of Time

temple_of_time_v3fixed.zip | 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

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Uploaded:04-15-2006

New FFA Bespin

ffa_new_bespin.zip | 1.9 MB

the two are style and the platforms sticking out the side. This map fits in very well with the Bespin atmosphere and, as the author put it in his read-me, has plenty of structural eye candy. The map is more expansive than Bespin Streets which promises quite a bit of good gameplay. It contains criss-crossing pathways, buildings, and corridors, plus an ample amount of health and shield powerups scattered throughout the map. It\'s definitely an aesthetically pleasing map. I did discover one big problem with it. If you have your jump set all the way up you can very easily reach portions of the map that allow you to see sections you aren\'t supposed to see, such the caulked portions of the tops of some of the buildings. This should probably be looked at if we\'re to be graced with a version two. Otherwise I really couldn\'t find much to complain about! New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: No Bot Support: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:04-15-2006

UnionMatty

unionmatty.zip | 48.71 MB

of hidden ones. I\'m sure I didn\'t even find them all, and I was using noclip! To begin the main section of this map, where you spawn, seems to be a school. I know there\'s a spanish classroom - check the screenshots for that one. It\'s actually quite amusing. Off of the class area there is a commons area with bright blue carpet, amazing floaty tables, and a wide-screen TV. This is the point where you run out of places to go (other than the bathroom) if you don\'t search a little bit. There\'s a broom closet off of the commons area. If you search a little bit you\'ll find a door that leads to a sports bar where you can find an [i]endless hall of liquor[/i]. Sounds like fun, doesn\'t it? That\'s the only detail I\'m giving you, as I really can\'t remember how I got to the rest of the rooms... :p Also included are what seems like a bar/grill and dueling arena (more like a boxing ring - you can even bring up some glass-like walls to keep you and your opponent in the ring). This area includes a stereo, which is my favorite bit of the map, because if you use it it\'ll change the map music, which is a light Star Wars theme, to the Final Fanasy X battle music, which I like much better ;). There are a lot of interactive gizmos in this map other than that which kind of make up for the bright ugliness of it. I must say usually realistic lighting goes a [i]long[/i] way toward making a map prettier, so maybe work on that a bit for next time! Also maybe add some door sounds... completely silent doors are kind of creepy. New Textures: Yes New Models: No New Music: Yes Bot Support: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:04-06-2006

Desert Outpost

desert.zip | 3.02 MB

to kind of fall off the map at one point, though... So in light of this note in his read-me I tried to take screenshots that would help you guys help [i]him[/i] so get out your \"helpful community\" caps and be the sporting reviewers I know you can be! So apparently he was trying to do some terrain here by hand. Now I\'ll admit I\'m a modeller and not a mapper, so when I see this I think \"ooh, he didn\'t use smoothing groups!\" I don\'t know what the mapper\'s equivalent is, but that\'s kind of the feel you get. The edges are very hard here. There\'s some breakable glass in and around the couple of buildings in the map, one of which is a bit difficult to get in/out of. The walls around the edge could also probably stand to be a bit higher. I was in a weird mood so I thought I\'d jump up around the edge and walk around the perimeter of the entire map - that\'s when I fell off. The side of the map seems clipped, though, so I kind of got stuck between a rock and an invisible wall. There also seemed to be a hole of sorts in one corner - I tried to take a screenshot of it. And of course the giant stone opening leading to nowhere was quite amusing. I think this map will give other mappers plenty to work with in terms of suggestions and help; remember, guys: support each other. New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: No Bot Support: Yes ~Inyri

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Uploaded:04-06-2006

Hangar C-12

hanger_c12.zip | 370.76 KB

of crates. Personally, I think that it\'s a great idea for a duel map! Now if only I could find the hangar doors so that I could run away from my opponent. :p This does have bot support, and supports more gametypes than dueling alone. So kudos for that. If you like duel maps, give this a whirl! New Music: No Bot Support: No New Textures: No ~Zach

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Uploaded:04-06-2006

The Lost Enclave

the_lost_enclave.zip | 3.89 MB

inhabited by the long dead Methusans. On to the map. First off, as I said before, it's huge. The author says that it's just about three times the size of a normal FFA map. It's believable. Now, I liked to mood that the music gave the map. It's slow, and it's violins, giving it a sad, sombre mood, which is fitting because it's in the ''memory'' of a long dead race. I also found the lighting to be very fitting for the environment in which the map is set. It's mostly dark, with the exception of a few light beacons, supplemented with lighting coming from wall structues pointing down (I don't know what they're called, I wish I did. :( ) Then there was the way it seemed natural. Then there was the crystal room. That, in my opinion, was the centerpiece of the map. A big, revolving, glowing green crystal, really adds a nice touch. Especially seeing as the Methusans were experimenting with other types of fuel and energy. The author has also tried to put in some Knights of the Old Republic elements into the map, since he liked the sith on korriban so much. The way he has tried to do this was by putting statues around the map. Although they are blocky, hey also add to the archeological air of the map. On to the main area of the map. It was very open, with what looks like an air speeder parked on the ground. I went up to it, got on it, and tried to find the button that makes it fly. But it doesn't! Oh well, it stil looks very nice. The author also put in a nice chasm. Make sure you don't fall off the edge when you're in the main area, it's a long way down! ;) Now on to a few things that I found wierd, or may be bugs. In the main area, there were two small places that looked like there may be lights, I only saw grey pads, maybe it was just me. And for the second thing, when I would fall down and hit the bottom, and it'd be a few seconds before I'd die, although I couldn't move. I really did like this map, and I can see this being a map used for RPG's, or just regular FFA. I definitely think that this is worth downloading. Kudos to Lord Yoset for making such a nice map! New Sounds: No New Music: Yes New Textures: No Bot Support: Yes ~Zach

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Uploaded:03-18-2006

Halo - Precipitation

jka_ffa_map_halo_precipitacion_by_master_melkor.zip | 17.65 MB

maps, and for that, well done. :D However, the quality is far short of what you would see in the actual Halo map, so let\'s see how it could be improved. First and foremost is the lighting. I\'ve probably said this over a trillion times over the years, but I\'ll say it again. Sourcing, sourcing sourcing. None of the lighting in this map has a source, save the sky lighting. And in fact, I\'m not convinced that a sky shader was used, as some of the shadows over the building are so blocky and plain weird looking, I doubt than unless you decreased your lightmapscale a hell of a lot, you\'d get that effect with a sky shader. Secondly, are the texturing and style issues. As I previously said, the layout is recognisable, but the quality is significantly lower. This is in general due to the lack of brush and texture detail that has been transferred from the original map. Some of the buildings just look bland, repetitive and boring, which isn\'t helped by the lighting, especially in the inner areas. The best part for me was the terrain on the ground levels. It was good to see some undulation, and what was even better was that it undulated in specific areas - it built up around the steps, and lowered around where the vehicles were. Yes, there are swoop vehicles. No tanks or ghosts unfortunately ;) Overall... well it\'s a split map. On one hand, it\'s still got the overall feel of the original Halo map, which was awesome. On the other, this version is seriously degraded in quality from the original. Like it or not, that’s up to you. And have a cookie for including bot support! ;) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:02-23-2006

NeoTokyo

neotokyo.zip | 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: http://jediknight2.filefront.com/file/;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~

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Uploaded:02-17-2006

Campi Flegrei

duel_cf.zip | 10.91 MB

would not have been made from shiny stone. Stone, yes, but the material used for the temple in this map looks like metal, with a rocky colour. And an environment map. :( The layout is fairly simple - a large duelling floor in the centre, surrounded by a small pool of water, and then enclosed by some cliffs. The water around the edge looks very nice, and the envmap used works well with the sky. The sky owns by the way. ;) The architecture is questionable - at least with the textures used, although it's good to see that some finer details have been made in 3-D rather that relying on texture work. However, the texture used for the floor of the main duelling arena just doesn't look right - seems cartoonish somehow, but I can't put my finger on exactly what the problem with it is. :( For duels, it's a very good size, and easy to play in, and the map comes with a nice music track and full bot support. If you like the look of it, I don't see why you shouldn't try it - but I do admit, the style won't appeal to all. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:01-22-2006

Techno Drome

technodromev1.zip | 12.05 MB

architecture are substantially lacking. I guess the best way to describe this map in one word would be ambitious. Creating a whole cityscape is one thing, creating a [b]brilliant[/b] cityscape is quite a different matter. As I have explained, this map has areas which really do shine, but there are also areas which fall short of the standard set by other areas of it's design. I spawned inside the actual Techno Drome ([b]No relation to the thing from Ninja Mutant Turtles[/b]) and opened the door in front of me. It was a disappointment that it neither had sounds nor a proper holster that it fitted into when it was closed - it just seemed to slide through solid metal. In fact, most of the doors were soundless and slid through solid materials. But I digress. The architecture of the room was very detailed and the environment mapping worked well. However, I felt that the author had failed to capitalise on this by using a decent lighting scheme. It's is far too dark for most of the map, and actually strains your eyes if you don't increase your brightness by at least 150%. The lights that are present look nice, but they simply don't emit as much light as they should. Furthermore, whilst the portal on the floor looks brilliant, it absolutely shafts the framerate, especially when the central door between the two indoor areas is open. Sure, I could turn my settings down and It'd be fine - but compared to a map designed by someone who fully understands how to enginerr the VIS section of the compile, it seems quite meek. Of course, you don't see the majority of the map until you get outside. This is where you really get the scope of the map (And an even lower framerate in places.) and can really have some fun. The biggest problem here was the texture scaling of the windows. Quite often, I could see a window that was smaller than my players head. I guess all the inmates are 'Borrowers'. The repetition of some textures was also a small problem, but Mace has managed to keep that to a mimimum by breaking them up with different buildings. The park section looked great ,(Still waaaay to dark though.) and the sprites, and models used here come together nicely to create a believable atmosphere. But try and avert your eyes from the water in the pond. It's not a pretty sight - evidently some lighting/shader error which really should have been fixed. Keep a lookout for a fuse box which turns off all the lights on the streets, but unless you want to get them to turn back on, id' refrain from doing so. (The mecanism for turning it back on is somewhat buggy and very hard to find.) There's a secret set of invisible steps that carries you to the top of some of the buildings, and some great places to snipe from, where you can see most of the level. I also enjoyed the good use of textures and flares to create the street lights and directional signs. The roads looked good, except for the junctions, where the white lines on the road start glowing. Wierd. On a final note, you will need to teleport between areas which doesn't work particularly well in this level, and there's a fair few drop-out areas where the map just stops. Mace really needs to fill these gaps up with buildings, as it looks rather ugly as is. In conclusion, a map which has plenty of innovation and style is let down slightly by a few small (but very impacting) design flaws. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:01-20-2006

Sorteam-V2

sorteamv2.zip | 5.64 MB

in here, pretty much all of it is new. The only things that reminded me of the previous map was the architecture, such as the stone pillars, and the use of textures. What is the same from the first map however, is that this map contains features that would make it a very interesting venue for a CTF match! One of those features is again, just like v1, a maze! Just as with the first map there are plenty of interesting and unusual features that make this a challenging CTF map to play on. Like I said above the maze is back, plus a new feature is the ability to fly around in an outside area! I will talk about the outside area a bit first. Basically there are two bases, one for the red team and one for the blue, either side of a very large area. So large infact that from one base, you cannot see the other. The bases are made up of several platforms from which you can spawn ships and fly them to the other teams base. However there is a catch, each base is defended by very strong turbolaser turrets! Hey, no-one said it was gonna be easy! ;) At one end of each base is a building which you can go in, then use a lift to go down to the bottom floor, which houses your flag area. From there is an entrance to the maze and a teleporter to a cool death room, which I shall talk about later. The great thing about the area where you can spawn ships is that bots can fly the ships too! However one thing I think could be improved upon here is the double doors. You have to force push them to open them, but then only one side of the double doors opens. If anyone is wondering how to do double doors, remember, when you make the doors, select them both, then press the N key in Radiant to get the entity window up. Then type in the Key bit: team And in the value bit: doors1 Or whatever you want the double doors to be called (make sure you don’t do more than one set of double doors with the same name though!) This will make both the doors open at the same time, even if only one has been triggered. Despite that, the outside area is great! Also, once again the maze is back! This time however there is a map above the entrance to the maze so hopefully you will know vaguely where you are going this time ;) Now, onto the death room, which I think is a very clever and interesting thing to use in a CTF map, for the reason that it, just like the maze, is a puzzle that you have to figure out. There’s a catch though…here is what the readme says: [quote] you spawn in a room that has letters on the floor you have to spell out a palindrome word (a word that can be spelt the same back to front) if you choose the wrong letter you will be killed by 1 of 4 ways the clue to the word is (a type of bread) get to the other side alive through the door into the opposition base[/quote] Hey, you didn’t think it was going to be easy did you?! :P I managed to figure it out…but only because I remembered that the night before I was testing this map, my friend was at my house…and he was eating that particular type of bread! All these cool features make for a great map, one that would certainly be fun to play in a CTF match. There wasn’t much here that bugged me, but one of the things that did was that on the platforms outside, the lighting is very harsh and bright. It could really do with toning down a little. Besides that it was only really the double doors not opening at the same time that bugged me a bit. So besides that, another cool CTF map here from Jedi Max! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel, CTF ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:01-02-2006

Tantive IV - Rebel Blockade Runner v1

sssid_blockade_runner_v1.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:12-28-2005

Council Tatooine

counciltatooine.zip | 2.34 MB

any general FFA server could use it really :) One of the things I was greatly impressed with in Bayoon’s last map was the superb use of curves, and once again, there are plenty of curves in this map, again also used very well. I remember from my time in clans that the base JKA Tatooine map (mp/ffa3) was always very popular, as it had a good layout for clans. It was just a nice size, not too big and not too small, there was a nicely sized FFA or tournament area, plenty of room for dueling and also lets not forget a bar ;) Tatooine always seemed to be a location that people liked, and that map was also very practical, I suppose that’s why it was so popular with the clans I was in. Well, this is also a Tatooine map, and just like that base JKA map, there are plenty of practical features here for clans, plus plenty of nice looking architecture and some good texturing. Some of the features include; training rooms (what clan map would be complete without them?) and a large main area, filled with buildings and walkways, (which I personally think would make a great place for gun or FFA battles!) The best bit in my opinion though is a very large duel room, surrounded by stands and seating areas behind the walls. How are you going to see the action I hear you say? Well from inside the seating areas you can see through glass windows, on the duel arena side though, you just see a wall. One-way glass is great! ;) In the seating area where I presume the admins are supposed to sit (this area had comfy chairs instead of the normal stands :P) there are 3 switches. Each one enables or disables a feature in the dual arena, such as a large walkway in the middle that can retract, or narrow walkways that rise from the floor. There’s even a switch that makes the floor disappear, to make the duel that bit more dangerous…fall and they will never hear you scream… Ehmm anywayy, there are also one or two things that could be improved upon here. One thing that bugged me was that in some areas, the lighting didn’t seem to be coming from any light source, it looked like the lights were just floating there and not coming from any ceiling or wall lights (such as in the main duel arena). Overall though I must still say that the lighting was very good. One other thing would be that in the main outside area with all the buildings, some of the textures did get a little repetitive, as there was a lot of some kinds of texture, but that wasn’t too noticeable. Oh and the skybox used isn’t a Tatooine one, but I’m just picking straws there :P It still looks great anyway! Another great clan oriented map here from Bayoon, your clans lucky to have a mapper like you! ;) I cant wait to see more of your work! :) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:12-27-2005

Battle of Geonosis - Siege

geonosis1a.zip | 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! ;) )

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Uploaded:12-19-2005

Winter's Gift

wintersgift_bf_jr.zip | 21.7 MB

though? Well, no. But it's still a good romp and it's definitely festive! :) My main gripe(s) about this map is basically the gameplay. Don't even try playing this with bots, your framerate will go down to about 12, and as standard it's usually about 25 in the central area. A framerate like this, for me, is just unplayable. However, in the other areas, the framerate is much improved - it's just the main central area. The other factor that brings this map down is the lighting and some of the textures. The classic 'light without source' problem is shown very plainly in the maze, but it is present throughout the entire map. :( Having said that, the map does look very pretty, save a few odd-looking shaders here and there, such as the light's on the Christmas trees. However, there is some really neat stuff here too, such as the new bauble models, the wooden cabin walls and the little playground. They won't make it any more fun to play, but they look great! The maze area seemed kind of pointless to me really - you can't fight in there, and you don't get anything for going successfully through it.... meh. The other secret area, the 'North Pole' looks no different from the main area in style, except its a lot smaller and has a ferris wheel! Okay, so it doesn't work quite right, as the platforms you stand on don't move in time with the spokes, but it's a nice touch. Other bugs present are some rather blocky looking hedges (which for some reason didn't have snow on them) some weird looking ice in the North Pole area, and the bots tend to get stuck in several places, so you'll have to go and hunt them down if they disappear for ages. :( But the main point about this map, I think, is to be festive and enjoy yourself. If you can play through the low framerate then I see no reason why you shouldn't check this map out; there's plenty of things to do (yeah, some of them are tedious and pointless, like the present hunt, seeing as most of them don't give you anything ;) ) but most of them are fun - specially sniping people from the cable car! New Sounds: Yes New Textures: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:12-13-2005

Sith-J Christmas Map FFA

sithjchristmas.zip | 18.75 MB

this map exactly, but it sounds cool anyway ;) Onwards we go then. :D As you may have noticed, this is designed as a Christmas map, and I certainly can't argue that it doesn't do it's job there! Unfortunately, it's not the Christmas map it was once going to be. I believe Sith-J ran out of personal free time to create the map, so released what he'd done so far. This means the map is, whilst very pretty, also very small. You can still squeeze a small FFA on it, but there's not much to explore or do, and I thought the music could've been a bit more festive for the season! The lighting was very nice, especially the fluorescent mushrooms and little orange lamps, as was the general architecture - after what we have all come to expect from Sith-J, I'd expect no less. But, and there is a rather big BUT, there are a few annoying bugs/style issues. Firstly there’s a fudged up spawn point which leaves you stuck into an invisible clip wall, and secondly the terrain doesn't undulate very much, even in the small forest area. :( I also think the texture for the path looks a little weird in the way it blends into the snow, but that’s a personal issue. Oh yeah, there's also some caulk brushes visible on the undersides of the archways, but nothing really serious. Finally, there’s a small area with a snowman in a glass ball. Looks nice, but doesn't really serve any practical gameplay purpose. :( My verdict is that this is a smashing little themed-map for the season, but flawed due to the rush it was made in. Maybe just start a little earlier next year James. Or even better, finish this one off for next Christmas :D Loving that Santa flying through the sky though ;) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:12-11-2005

Siege Endor Mappack

siege_endor_mst_03.zip | 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!

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1410 downloads

Uploaded:11-26-2005

Quake 3 Remake Pack

q3_remakepk1_jr.zip | 4.52 MB

better for guns-only matches ,due to height restrictions in many of the areas throughout both of the maps included in this pack. I haven\'t played quake 3 by the way, so I have no idea whether there are good replicas or not. ;) Oh yeah, I have a personal request. Next time you make a map, could you possibly make the map filenames a little bit easier to remember? As they are, i had to check back like 4 times before i managed to load it in the console - just a thought. :) Oh yes, and you haven\'t caulked the outside of the maps, which will lower framerates...Onto the review then! I\'ll start with the day-time one (I forget the exact name.) The major spoling point to this map is the missing textures you get as soon as you spawn in, on the archways. Unfortunately that really spoils any atmosphere and looks really ugly, so you have to fix that. Architecturally, It\'s good, although I imagine most of it came from looking at the original maps and isn\'t your own inspiration. The lighting and fire effects are nice as well, although sometimes the glow emitted is a bit too big for the source. I also really liked that big mouth - again not original, but still very cool-looking, oh, and the rain coming through the ceiling looks good, but doesn\'t really fit with a sunny sky ;) Ah yes, also, before I forget, the music is really :thumbsdown: and is just too repetetive and well... just not a good choice in my opinion. The second map is really what the first should have been, but for the missing textures. Its surprisingly similar to the first map, architecturally, but is set in the evening, and has a different ambiance, more of a quiet feeling. The blue lights you can see around the level are great, but i noticed that many had no sources, so blue light appeared to be coming from nowhere. In other areas, white glow was coming from blue lights, and vise versa. I suggest you change the teleport texture too - it just doesn\'t look like a teleporter. :( Overall though, great pack, especially the second map - they both have bot support and unfortunately the same (awful) music, but I can see them being good fun to play guns in :) New Textures: No New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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1196 downloads

Uploaded:11-04-2005

Basketball Court

basketball.zip | 20.52 MB

from just the music!!! Not that I like the music either :( When I saw it was titled spacejam.mp3 I was really hoping it'd be that awesome NBA pumpup theme from the Space Jam film. Unfortunately it was not to be. So yeah, theres quite a lot of useless extra download here... and uploading on my connection isn't exactly speedy at the moment.... anyway.. moving on ;) So it's a basketball court. Nothing more, nothing less. For such a small map I was kinda hoping for a better level of detail than i actually got. The outdoor section is nice, but you can't really see it from inside, and the ball, whilst slightly interactive, isn't what I would call a spherical shape ;) I guess that's the cool thing about this map though. Using force push or pull you can shoot the ball into either one goal or the other. They're both pre-secipted routes though, you can't actually direct the balls, so it gets tedious real fast. Lighting was a little vivid and there is room for improvement - maybe try shader lights on such a small map, and definitely find some better textures for the walls. As is, they're awfully blurred and low-res. Not bot support either! *gasp* Still, nice idea and it isn't by any definition bad.. it just doesn't go that extra step. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:10-25-2005

Hoth Siege Modified

hoth_modified.zip | 1.3 MB

been added either side of the big door, in the area where you start the game. It was already hard enough trying to get an AT-ST up to that door, so your going to need much better team co-ordination now to try and get it through those two extra turrets! And also in the area behind that door where you must get to the Bridge controls at the other end, there’s a new emplaced turret on top of the Bridge Control Room that you can get in. There’s another large difference, but this is more on the side of gameplay mechanics rather than actual physical changes to the map. The hack times on all the consoles have been reduced, which I’m sure the players on the Imperial team will like! I know how annoying it could be to try and hack those consoles, then you keep getting shot and have to go back and do it again when you respawn. One other thing is that the health on a lot of things (like the turrets for example) has been increased, so as well as having more turrets, they’re also a lot more difficult to kill! O.o Probably the one thing I didn’t like most of all was the fact that there was no proper lighting, the entire map was on full brightness, which, when you have lots of very white snow…can be a bit blinding lol. Really, this was quite an interesting idea, making a siege map more challenging, but I feel the author could have perhaps done a bit more with this. But anyway if you like Hoth Siege and want to play a more challenging version with some friends, then you might like this :) Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: Siege ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:09-25-2005

Super Mario Bros BETA

nesmariobeta.zip | 3.56 MB

that this level, architecturally, comes pretty close to recreating the first Mario level from the game. I could also tell you that it uses original NES graphics. But then I might remind you that it uses the Quake engine, which might clue you in to how 8-bit graphics look on one of today's engines. I can't really say much positive about this map. The graphics are crude, and while they're supposed to be, many of them are even cruder than they should be, due to resizing. The tell-tale question blocks are so stretched that you can hardly tell it's a question mark, and while most (if not all, I couldn't get some of them to work) of the normal 'blocks' are breakable, the question blocks are completely non-interactive, which kind of ruined it for me. I'm more into all or nothing. My second gripe is the skybox, which unfortunately doesn't exist. I really would have preferred a skybox with funny 8-bit looking clouds, rather than walls with clouds painted on them. It works fine for a side scroller, but looks funny in a 360 degree engine. The pits were a little too narrow, and not deep enough. Falling 8 feet and dying really kind of ruins it for me. My third grip is the pipes. Pipes in Mario did [i]not[/i] look like that. They were just... ugh. If you're going to do it, you've got to get it right. Also, the pipes were like flat circular planes. The pipes should have some thickness to them. For the final, I'd fix both that and the texturing. What next? Oh yes, the castle. The entire interior of the castle is destructible, just by standing on it. Scared the bejeezus out of me, I'll tell ya. About the only thing I [i]did[/i] like about this map was the music, and I've been listening to that song for years. It's a great song. Fits the map and everything. The map itself just needs a major overhaul. There's a point where you should use original textures, and a point where you should recreate them. Some of the textures work, and some of them don't. Use your best judement and do as good as you can with what you have. I'm telling you right now though, you can do better than this. Get advice from the community. They'll know their Mario if they're true gamers. New Textures: Yes New Models: No New Music: Yes Bot Support: No ~Inyri

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Uploaded:09-19-2005

Nirenne Station: High Orbit

nirenne.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-16-2005

Element of Chaos

element_of_chaos_v2.zip | 6.01 MB

map the windows look stunning. I think I'd have preferred to see a sky through them, it'd make the level feel a little more open. And there it is, my one big criticism. Whilst the level does have room for an average sized-FFA, it feels slightly smaller. A sky through the windows could give the map a new sense of scope, and wouldn't require too much effort. Actual lighting, as opposed to the beam effects, was a little out of sync with where it was coming through the windows - you can see the light source on the ceilings when it should in fact be more concentrated on the floor. The lightbeam shader used also has a small odd effect on some of the windows due to the way the author has constructed the brushes he used for them, and some seem a little too solid from a certain angle, whilst most have the proper semi-transparent look. :) Most of the doors worked fine with his areaportalling as well, however some of the double doors open independently from each other, and some open at the same time. I'd advise you trigger them so that they all act the same way, instead of having a variety. Perhaps even consider scripting the doors to open realisticly (i.e as if they had hinges) A decent tutorial can be found HERE. Aside from that, I really don't have any more criticisms. It's a nice map to look at and the design is solid, as is the framerate. It's nice to see the author took onboard the comments from the previous review and improved his work, nice job. I even liked the music choice! *Gives cookie for including bot-routing* ;) New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:09-13-2005

Trade Federation Droid Control Ship

tradeship.zip | 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

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Uploaded:09-09-2005

Devolution

devo.zip | 10.95 MB

theme based of a lab in both past and present, depending on which section of the map your on. In past section, you are confronted by a lab of sorts in pristine condition. The structure along with the detail work done by the author is amazing. The only issue I could see was.. as the author stated, the fps is poor so if your machine is not the best, you WILL have issues (and even those with high end machines will most likely). The fire doesnt hurt as well. The area for the present section has been invaded by vines destroying much of the lab. Again, stunning. Even with the contraints of the contest, the author still did a great job of balancing the textures and producing a visually pleasing map. You'll have to DL this to see for yourself. It's rather sad though... the map is so nice and the fps is so bad. New textures: yes bot support: yes music: no ~LK~

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Uploaded:09-03-2005

Ghost in the Shell - Tokyo

tokyo.zip | 14.11 MB

that's the only river I've ever seen in a map where one of Raven's default water textures actually works pretty well! ;) The design looks, from the top, like a big Y shape, 3 roads meeting at a centre point. This seems a perfectly ideal layout to me, and there are a few side-routes, tunnels and bridges. Unfortunately, the framerate on this map did sink pretty low (below 25) in places near the edges of the map, due to the fact that the engine is always drawing everything in the map. I suggest the author takes some time to have a look into the way the Q3 engine vis process works, and place some antiportal brushes in the buildings to cut off vis - thus increasing the framerate and allowing better playability. The use of caulk needs improving too; there were several areas which i could jump to which were invisible from behind, and some areas I couldn't get to (without noclip) which should have been caulked and weren't. (such as the innner faces of the buildings) :( Additionally, on the more complex curved structures such as the boats, there were a lot of patch errors with overlapping sides e.t.c. I did enjoy the location of the map, I always enjoy real-life settings and texture sets - I was especially fond of the hanging streetlights and banners. The roads looked good as well, however the white lines down the middle were very small in some roads due to texture distortiion. Oh, and I hate those invisible walls into the tunnels. The tunnels look nice, but I would have liked to go down them. Have a player crushed by a car or something instead of an invisible wall ;) The dark alley corners and dustbins were also impressive, but I think the fact that each building had a different design and didn't look replicated was the most impressive feature of the map. Conversely, the sea-front section has a mass of water which just cuts off and looks ugly - plus the skybox looks more like a floating city than Tokyo, and the buildings in it are kinda.. broken. And solid white. Architecturally, the map is quite pleasing - the bridge geometry and road-blocks were impressive, although I would have liked a little more interactivity, and some sniping points from say, an inside room would have been great. As is, there are no indoor sections which is a shame. There's also one big building which has a missing texture and spoils that section a great deal. I reccommend you fix these problems and release a V2 as that kind of big glitch needs to be ironed out. On a final note, the music was very eerie for me, it made the city feel very deserted, similar to in the film 28 days later. Still, that's just my personal preference, and the music IS Japanese, so I guess it's fitting *shrug* Oh, and slapped wrists for not including bot support on a map which would only require simple routing! :mad: New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: No ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:07-26-2005

Arevass

arevass.zip | 5.42 MB

literally couldn’t find any bugs on this map. The ONLY things I could think of to improve (I personally believe that a perfect map is IMPOSSIBLE) would be to make it just a little bit bigger, maybe having an area with a large cave or something that you could go in. The only other thing, would be the portalsky, the texture on it looks a bit too stretched. The only way to fix that, that I am aware of, is to make a larger texture for it (for example, on my Mustafar map portalsky I used a 4096x4096 pixel texture, insanely big, bit it did get rid of that nasty stretching). Now onto the good bits, which was basically 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the map. The water…..oohh the water. It looks really beautiful, and extremely realistic. And the water lapping against the shoreline and the rocks in the water (which is based on one of Sith J’s shaders) looked just brilliant. The terrain looked brilliant too, also extremely realistic. The use of models to create the cliffs around the map is also very well done. There’s excellent use of lighting and textures in this map (the sky looks beautiful), and some excellent shaders too. Such as the banner (originally a texture from the Korriban texture set) which looks like its moving gently in the wind. Also, the rainbow type things in the map, like the one that is in the waterfall (just like they are in real life) are something I’ve never seen in a map before, so when I saw them, it totally blew me away. Now for the sounds, which again, were used brilliantly. The tweeting birds, the music, it all fit in with the map really well. I always think some fitting music, and especially ambient sounds, add to the feel and realism of the map, and it certainly did here! Excellent job m8, you have made a map, that I’m sure even the guys at Raven would be proud to call their own ;) I seriously cannot wait to see more work from you :) C'est bien fait! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel ~Nozyspy~ p.s. I just read the readme again, and it says there’s a secret :eek: I will be having a look around for it ;) See if you can find it too, hehe.

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Uploaded:07-10-2005

Bespin Streets

icm_ctf3.zip | 1.86 MB

Bespin streets is based on... can ya guess... yep, thats right, bespin. Ion has in my opinion done a very nice job with this map. This is a medium sized CTF map in reference to actual playable size in my opinion, and is relatively small in DL size. The FPS should be pretty good regardless of the type of cpu your running. The general layout is smooth flowing from one side to the other with simple, but effective architecture. The texturing was done really well, with few if any errors. Lighting as well was done fairly well. I looked around this map for a some time trying to find somthing wrong and couldnt. I do not know if this is a re-release or not (date on readme), but either way, if CTF is your game style, check this out! Nice job Ion. :) Botroute: yes - ~LK~

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Uploaded:07-10-2005

The Sith Cathedral

icm_ctf1.zip | 9.79 MB

one of them. As such all the previous comments have unfortunately been deleted, please accept our apologies for this! On the plus side, please take the time to download this classic file and leave some new comments! :) Thanks! ~The JKFiles Staff~ Below is the original review:[/b] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok this is the 1st of 3 CTF maps made by Ion lately. I love this map, I think it is one of the best CTF maps out there, and I for one aint a big CTF player! I highly recommend, to be honest I cant wait to check out the other two maps! Now the map is quite big and the FPS is very good for such a big map, the whole map is mirrored to one another, so both teams sides are exactly the same, which I think will be very beneficial for each team :D. The textures are quite good, just a few needed here and there but is a very good map in all. 9/10 New Music : Yes New Textures : Yes Bot Support : No -Z0rr0-

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Uploaded:07-07-2005

!SoS! Underground

map_sos_underground.zip | 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~

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Uploaded:06-27-2005

Peril in the Core

core.zip | 12.73 MB

terms of dangerous heights and jumping to tricky ledges e.t.c. I\'m going to point out the only two main negative things first to get them out of the way. There\'s a few small errors where curved patches meet (See second screenshot) which leaves a gap between obstacles - nothing which spoils the map, but it\'s still a small bug which is a pity. Otherwise, my gripes come with the lighting and design, in the small \'whitish\' sections that come off from the area with four walkways, leading to the lifts. Everything else in this map looks great, but these two little corridors seem bland, and the textures just seem a tiny bit out of place. Now onto the good things, which make up 90% of the map, and more. :) The shaders and effects used for the most part are fantastic - loving that circular forcefield with the rotating rings and the jump pads, but hating those annoying robots which always shoot at you. Grrrr. The map is kind of divided into two sections, the bit above the forcefield and the bit below. If you\'re above and fall, you\'re safe, but if you\'re below you\'re likely to fall to a nasty doom, however there are ways out, such as the gusts of air which pull you up the pipes and the moving platforms. Additionally, there\'s a small circular platform right at the bottom which reminds me of the place where Luke and Vader have their duel on Hoth, which was nice I guess. It all has this nice bluey glow, with some cool light flares and some very intricate architecture and patch work. I guess the only real flaw was the general wall texture, which repeats a little if you stare at it long enough lol, but I guess when you\'re dueling you won\'t notice :D I also believe this map comes with custom music and skybox, of which the latter you wont see too much of, but it\'s still nice to look out on in the elevator shafts. The music is general Star-wars stuff from Episode II (I think) and not to my tastes, but you can\'t argue with the fact that Star Wars music and a Star Wars map mix lol. There\'s also bot support, which is a necessary addition for all duel maps, so good job! New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:05-08-2005

Imperial Prison

imperial_prison.zip | 503.6 KB

stuff. I noticed there were a few missing textures. Also, there were LOTS of teleporters, some seemed to be hidden, and others were set off by switches. I kept walking into them without realizing it, and ending up in a cell somewhere lol, mind you that’s probably the point, to trap the prisoners if they try to escape ;) The layout is quite confusing, I kept getting lost because I was being teleported all the time, plus, some of the switches on the walls didn’t seem to do anything, where as the one next to it, might close a door. There was also no music :( Really, this maps too blocky, and not as well laid out as I would have liked. It does need quite a lot more work, but its not a bad start, the teleporting was a good idea, if you do a v2 of this, I would love to see how you expand on that :) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA ~Nozyspy~

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Uploaded:03-29-2005

Movie Academy

sjc_movie_academy_beta.zip | 38.06 MB

FFA map and it\'s actually pretty decent just like that. I don\'t like the way the weapons were done here and I feel it should be used as a saber only map, but that\'s just me. But the heart of this map is downstairs. It\'s a theater. It has couches and a huge movie theater screen with the curtains and everything. Press the button on the right and the curtains part. Press the button on the left and you can watch the Episode III trailer. Keep an eye out for this map to be updated by James in the near future - for this will be where you\'ll be able to see the teasers for his next maps. :D Brilliant idea, pretty map set in Coruscant and it\'s just ... great, James. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:03-02-2005

Bloodmine Shaft

bloodmine.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-23-2005

CTF Empires

ctf_empires.zip | 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

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Uploaded:02-16-2005

Little Devil Tomb

little_devil_tomb.zip | 3.05 MB

for three people to have a good match. I\'m just a little more than bored with this look. If you\'re going to create a duel map, there are endless themes to go with. This doesn\'t seem to have much of a personal touch to it. So the only reason it would be called Little Devil\'s Tomb is because it was made by Little Devil and it has that one sign that says \"Little Devil\" on it. Other than that, and the large body of water, there\'s nothing all that interesting about this map. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:01-24-2005

Padme\'s Apartment

padmes_apartment.zip | 22.62 MB

frustrated that I couldn\'t go up the staircases in this map. And they look so freakin\' inviting too. The textures used are just beautiful. Everything is so opulant here, which is just what I\'d expect of Padme\'s Apartment. My absolute favorite part of this map is the area with the couches. That area is just gorgeous and perfect. I really like the animated, neon billboards just outside. And there are a few pads to duel on. Seems to me this would be a perfect Powerduel map. But it\'s a bit too small for a large FFA. Nice work, Onobi. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:12-22-2004

Coruscant Part I - Padme\'s Home

sjc_coruscantp1.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-22-2004

Geonosis Complex

izzy_ffa_geonosis.zip | 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

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Uploaded:12-15-2004

Samurai Village

samuraivillage.zip | 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. :)

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Uploaded:12-02-2004

The Giant's House

giants_house.zip | 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

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Uploaded:10-10-2004

Yavin IV - Force Energy Temple

yaviniv_duel.zip | 2.87 MB

make the map interesting. The light in the center is nothing more than decorative and just sucks FPS down, from what I could tell. In my opinion, the map is too big for a duel map and too small for FFA. The author claims he doesn\'t think bot support is a good idea for this map because he thinks we should play with others for the \"interactivity\" ... um, what? I found nothing interactive about this map at all. Unless the mapper simply meant we should play with each other instead of bots. Meh. I think all duel maps should include bot support. Bot Support: No New Textures: No New Music: Yes Game Types: Duel, FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:10-02-2004

Naboo Hills 2.1

naboohills21.zip | 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-(

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Uploaded:09-17-2004

Battlefront Endor

battlefrontendor.zip | 10.14 MB

things. In my opinion this map wasn\'t ready to be released yet. The most obvious problem with this map is the z-fighting in the trees. You can\'t see it in the screenshots, but when you play the map, you\'ll see what I mean. It doesn\'t affect FPS or anything at all, but it drives me nuts. Some of the plants seem out of place or are just too sparse or something, and the colour seems a bit too bright on some of them. I understand the weapon placement, but I don\'t like it. Really all of the weapons should be spread out around the whole map instead of in one big line down a hallway. That really bugs me. Plus there are just some things that could\'ve been cleaned up - like, there are some lines that are just too sharp, shapes aren\'t fully defined or something. All of those things aside, this is a great map. And it\'s bigger than it appears at first. There are two sides outside and swoops here and there. I have to say I had more fun flying around in this map than others because of the hills and trees. I don\'t want to tell you much more about this map simply because I think you need to download it and experience it yourself. :) Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:09-02-2004

Imperial Raid 2: The Bank Job

imp_raid2_bank_job.zip | 39.69 MB

better. Even the screenshots don\'t do this map justice. My FPS was fine in the areas I did explore, but I didn\'t get through the whole map ... so there may be issues elsewhere. For those of you craving a new Siege map, well, here ya go. Orb never disppoints. All of the various sounds in the map are great additions and some are quite amusing (there\'s elevator music LOL). And the music choice ... the theme from Miami Vice ... perfect. LOL So if you play as an Imperial, you\'re job is, as suggested by the title of the map, to break in at the bank, get into the vault and steal the briefcase from the last Siege map by Orb and escape! Good luck. :D Bot Support: Meh New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, Siege ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:08-19-2004

Academy Castle V1.0

academycastle.zip | 8.16 MB

FFA map - it\'s a clan map! And I have to say that when I took my first look, I was quite impressed. The building itself is really pretty! I love the outside of this building. But then I explored and found nothing but mostly large empty rooms, some z-fighting and boring textures. :/ Take a look at the screenshots and you\'ll see what I mean. My FPS wasn\'t bad at all, though it dropped a bit outside. Some doors can\'t be opened without using force push, so this isn\'t a map for those who run NF servers. And I do like it when mappers add those little things, but I just expected something more interesting in this map. Also, I\'d like to add that some rooms were waaayyy too dark. The lighting in this map is off in several places. Keep at it though, Jones. You made a beautiful building, but the map still needs work. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:08-13-2004

Nightsister Burial Tomb

nbtdathburial.zip | 4.45 MB

like, but there are a few things that bug me too. The main room looks great and has a Dathomir feel to it. I love the broken board in the floor to the right where if you fall ... well, you won\'t be coming back. Water is dripping from the ceiling and into a small pool of water in the center. I really like the ambience in this room. Go through the door and you\'ll find yourself staring down a twisting ramp down to the bottom of a lake of lava. :| That leads to a firey room with a coffin in it. I\'ll be honest, I don\'t like the four lava-like shader\'ed pillars in the burial room. They just don\'t work for me. Also, I\'m not fond of the choice of skybox because it\'s all bright and sunny outside ... in Dathomir? Where it\'s so dark in this burial site? And where\'s the water coming from? I like the water dripping from the ceiling, but shouldn\'t it at least be dark outside so we can just assume there\'s a storm or something? Or maybe both levels are underground and ... wait, no ... because then how could you see the bright blue sky outside? Anyway, decent job. I like the theme, there are just a few elements I don\'t like. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:08-01-2004

Imperial Storage Facility

isf.zip | 5.19 MB

small and probably suited to about 6 players. The skybox is very nice, makes you feel like you\'re in the middle of a huge valley, and all the rooms are full of boxes, just what you\'d expect from a storage facility ;) The roofs are all accessable and theres lots of weapon and health pickups. Where this map perhaps falls behind is in the small mountain range around the map. It might have been a good idea to add another layer behind them, as theres a few little holes in them where you can see the skybox. The grass is also a bit repetetive, but aside from that this is a nice map, but a drastic charge from dark_crypt. New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:07-30-2004

Naboo Hills

naboohills2.zip | 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-

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Uploaded:07-30-2004

Tatooine Scum and wampas?

tatooinescumandwamassjc.zip | 8.96 MB

when i entered a building.It was a group of wampa\'s locked in some sort of prison/cage. The hallways are very nice detailed and alot of shader work has been used.Though the doors are rather tricky to open at first. As I walk up to an impressive large building I notice some nice effects like smoke *Thumbs Up*. and as I go inside the building I find a nice open room with box\'s you can smash open with your saber. Back outside I find a landing pad and some watch towers, perfect for sniping people. And as I go through a large door back to the village part of the map. I start testing some doors from the buildings there.Some doors open leading me to a room with loads of weapons. and another room that looks a bit like an shop for vehicle parts and guns. Then I come to a larger building which contains a very nice bar. with alot of details. and even a little stage. going up on the stairs in the bar I find even more weapons. and little peek holes/windows facing the bar (another nice spot for sniping) as I walk further I even find some sort of toilet! Outside again I also find a very nice Lambda shuttle. where u can go inside. Though u can\'t fly it. In other words:This map is very nice detailed and everything looks smooth. Very original and realistic. This map will be loads of fun to play with alot of people. and also some role playing could be done in here. I\'d have to say Sith-J-Cull you did a very nice job once again. and I can\'t wait to see the Finished part for the MovieBattles Mod. And the Textures, Terrain, Shaders, Effects are perfect. -Buffy- Botsupport: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA , Team FFA

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Uploaded:07-22-2004

Castle Hall

castlehall.zip | 2.87 MB

reminded myself - it\'s a castle. Of course it\'s going to have stone everywhere. And the walls actually look great next to that stone texture. The map is a bit narrow for my taste, but I like that there are some tables added that can be used as obstacles - which could either work for you or against you. I like the torches in the columns and covered with glass. The throne is a bit too large, but it works. And I like the skybox used here. So I guess, after reading all of that, I\'d have to say I like this map. And I think I do. There\'s just something about it that seems too simple to me. When you make a duel map, you really do have a lot you can do because you don\'t have to worry so much about FPS issues, giving you almost carte blanche to pretty it up as much as possible. ;) As much as I like the music included, it\'s really too slow and ethereal for a duel map, in my opinion. Regardless, I could see this being added to some duel servers. Bot Support: No New Textures: One New Music: Yes Game Types: Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:07-02-2004

FFA Skytemple (final)

ffaskytemplef.zip | 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

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Uploaded:07-02-2004

Duel Arena

duelarena.zip | 3.06 MB

holding those blue flames look really creepy to me. It\'s exactly the same as the day version, just the skybox and lighting have changed. The duel arena looks a bit like an arena you\'d find in Rome, or something. It looks somewhat ancient, but still in decent condition. There are only a few places for spectators, but a huge arena for duels. You\'ll find bones and bodies that indicate the carnage that takes place in here. It seems a bit too large to be a duel map to me, though. It looks as if it would be a good map for a small FFA. It\'s a good looking map that could look better. How? I don\'t know. I think for a duel map, it should be smaller. And then things wouldn\'t looks so out of place. Like, the props used just seem too sparse because the arena is so big. Hope that makes sense. :) Anyway, worth a download. Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: Duel, Powerduel, FFA ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:04-18-2004

-=|Lord|=- Duel-map

lordduel.zip | 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 map...it\'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 texture...you\'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-

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Uploaded:04-03-2004

Byss Outpost

byssoutpost.zip | 3.42 MB

think is the main area. It's a medium-sized room split up into 4 segments, with a lift goping down in the middle. Its very well made and my FPS was very good (even with 6xS antialiasing) I just really dislike the textures in this area - It all looks too similar. However, this is only my personal take on the textures, and I'm not gonna say its a bad map just becaquse I have grudges against base textures :p. Anyway, this area is set in a space-station kind of place, with energy shields barring you from the dangerous blackness. Now, I would have been disappointed if this was all the map had, but fortunately,there's a lot more.In the middle of this floor there was a platform. No button pressing was necessary,all I had to do was stand on it and off it went. The cool part about this was that the ceiling closed in behind me like one of those typical'Star Wars' doors and when i reached the bottom, the 4 doors there automatically opened. Very Impressive :) So I had found another floor to take a look at. This was shaped like a cross, and there were 4 shortish corridors to go down, each with a teleporter at the end, As usual, the architecture was amazing and looked totally professional.I tried each teleporter in turn. I was a bit disappointed that there was only this one route to each area, as it falters the flow of the map a little, and makes it a little stressful to get between areas. So, what did I find? Well, there were definetely themes to these areas - One was a desert-Tatooine kind of duel area,(complete with Rancors) the second was an icey-hoth kind of place,(complete with Taun-Tauns) the third was a grassy-Yavin area, and the final area I visited was the bespin-spaceport typed area, (complete with X-Wing and Millenium Falcon) :D All of these were well designed and easy to play in, although they all have very large flat areas with nothing in particular there, I can see this is for easy fighting and dueling, and not because the author couldn't be bothered. There are no new sounds, which means I'm stuck with some boring Star Wars music :r and No new textures, which I've already mentioned, but the map is botrouted so you can play on your own if you dont fancy all this online stuff :) Overall its a VERY well designed map with some very cool features, great FPS and, only put down a little by the lack of custom textures, no new music and the lack of quick access to every area. New Textures: No New Sounds: No Bot Support: Yes ~Szico VII~

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Uploaded:03-15-2004

Bespin Tower

bespintower.zip | 1.81 MB

and love and four platforms perfect for dueling. Also good for FFAing. The platforms seem to be much bigger than the one in JK2\'s Bespin Streets. On the lowest one, the sun is casting a shadow on the ground and there are lifts to take you up to the next level. The second one is fairly boring. Nothing much sets it apart from the other levels, except that it\'s quite plain. The third platform is probably my favorite because I just love those lampposts. And the uppermost level is of course, the landing pad for the Millenium Falcon. All in all, I\'d have to say this is a good map for any FFA server out there. The elevators move quickly enough and there\'s plenty of room on each level for there to be multiple duels. With great FPS and bot support, what more could you want? I may add this to my server rotation. :) Good work, Killermic! Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Powerduel ~AmosMagee

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Uploaded:03-03-2004

Temple of the Dragon (final)

dragon10ja2.zip | 22.55 MB

greeted by a nice looking, petit garden with its own chinese bridge and bench to put my feet up on. The design of this garden is pretty simple however it has detail enough to look nice and would be good for dueling in. You walk into a teleporter that is an image of the council chamber to go...into the council chamber unsurprisingly! I must say this room is nicely done, I particularly like the dragon flag fluttering in the breeze, it shimmers like water. The thrones are nicely done, looking sharp like dragons fangs and as though they are really plastic (I know they\'re notsupposed to be but the environment map makes them look like black shiny plastic which I really liked). In the council chamber though the environment mapping is slightly excessive and doesn\'t work well on the black floor, it is too strong. I entered the first transporter which took me into a small cliff-side rock room which a weird pattern on the floor. I saw two buttons, hitting the one on the left changed the music to a song I don\'t recognise but I didn\'t mind, was quite quiet and I like it when the music doesn\'t sound like I\'m in a concert. I hit the button on the right and then a rancor vehicle appeared next to me..although at first I jumped back and squeeled cuz I thought it was going to attack me (No sleep, I was hallucinating!) I headed back off to the council chamber and then went thru the second teleporter to find myself outside again in what appeared to be the floor of a temple, kinda like ruins of very very old; more buttons to press here to spawn things and change the music. This is a perfect dueling area, flat ground in the centre, little decor around the edge in a nice bright skybox. The next transporter took me into a weird futuristic room where each corner has a bounce pad which is fun when you\'re diving around and accidentally touch one, the wall texture in here was stretched somewhat though and I found that displeasing. Two more buttons here, music again and a reborn spawner - these button respawners are great for those of you on a server with no other people yet. Makes it choosably interactive Finally I went through the last transporter to find myself in no other than a (slightly trimmed down) version of the dojo from the first Matrix film where you could of course spawn someone to kill The only problem with this room was the light beam effects on one side of the room, the walls themselves were not bright so it was effectively a dim wall where sunlight was mysteriously coming through. In this room, you also had the music button but this time, of course, it was some Matrix music which is a very good choice, it\'s one of my favorite Matrix tracks. There are secrets on this map, most noteably the flashing discotheque with funky music known as \"Shady\'s Dragon Bar\". I\'ve always been a fan of bars simply because they are totally unneeded in any map but the mapper puts in the effort to make them anyway for a chill zone. Being a secret they are often declared as no kill zones which pleases many people who believe in nokill area\'s. In my travels I also found what appears to be a secret council room that takes a slight knights of the round table theme and warps it into a dragon clans idea of a council room. The music is very very mellow in here and fitting for the name dragon. There are more secret rooms but I\'ll leave you to find them on your own Overall, a nice map, it may be a clan map but it is a nice map and worthy of anyones base folder. Neatly mapped out, nice texturing and suitable for FFA, tournaments and dueling as well as those