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Alien vs Predator Community Gallery - Version 1.1
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The AvP Community Gallery is a Multiplayer only map set in a traditional late 20th Century Art Gallery. All of the exhibits in the gallery are depictions and interpretations of characters and situations inspired by Alien and Predator movies created by AvP fans throughout the World.

Inside the gallery you will find the work of 161 Artists. No less than 310 images are on display on the walls and on the floor mounted display boards. An additional set of 6 'sculptures' also graces the gallery floor. These statue models each display a skin based on characters from either an Alien or Predator movie.

No Single Player version is included in this release. If, however, you want to inspect and enjoy the gallery exhibits without interruption from other Players, then load the Multiplayer map and playing it solo is recommended.

Please respect the work of our Community Artists and refrain from climbing on or shooting their artwork. You can't actually break any of the exhibits if you do choose to shoot at them, but that's not the point. Thank you.

For more information about the gallery exhibits, see the Featurelist.txt included in the download.

AvP Community Gallery Feature List.
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I located close to 2000 examples of Alien and Predator artwork on the internet for possible inclusion in this map. Most of the images appearing in the map were downloaded from the planetavp.com Fan Art section. A small selection of other work comes from a variety of other fan sites.

161 Artists appear in the AvP Community gallery with a total of 316 items on display. Ideally, I would have liked to contact all of these artists individually and request/announce my intention to use their work in this map. As such a notification is prohibitive and would greatly hinder the progress of the creation of this map, it is taken on good faith that their artwork appears in this map as a gesture of respect and appreciation of their creative efforts.

While the best efforts were made to maintain correct spelling and identities of all the Artists, no doubt some descrepencies and errors may have occurred. Please report any such errors to help improve any further release of the AvP Community Gallery map.

Thank you to all of the Fan Artists whose work appears in this map. It wouldn't exist without your efforts.


Fan Artists appearing in the AvP Community Gallery:
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Ace of Space
AJ Farmer
Alessandro Briglia
Alexander Quick
Alien
Alien DWA
Alien Slof
Anastasios Gionis
Andrew
Andrew Minniear
Anna
Anna Pennlund
Annabelle
Ane_Ne-01
Antares
Antony Connell
Antony Hughes
Arctic Fox
Arran Lee Smith
Arta La Vista - (See footnote 1)
Ashley Jordan
AvP 220 Rio
AvP Fan
Bailey Brothaz
Batwing
Beanspan
Beau Obremski
Ben
Ben Boston
Ben Hull
Billy D
Bod Rusty Nails
Brad
Brandon Foster
Brian
Brian Irving
Brain J Early
Brianna
Bringer of Death
Brownhurst
Call of Spirit
Capt Rico Sakura
Carl Cosgriff
Cesar Camera Martin
Chipsy
Chris Beaver
Clint Wager
Cody Zaiser
Conny Larson
Conqueror
Cyclone Jack
Czerw
Czky Norbert
Dallas Staheli
Dariom
Dark Cloak
Dark Nautilus
Dark Wulf
Dave Larson
Deck Officer
Diego Berlanga
Eddie Faria
Elysha Berube
Enos
Evil Homer
Ezequiel
Feed Rosie
Fera
Fire Redhead
Flippy War Bear
Frank Merante
Fuzzy Modem
Gasar Kuatto
GC
Giga Shadow
Gorax Mog
Guyver 47
Hardwear
Hari
Hippy Chick
Icarion
James Taylor
Jamison Madson
Jean
Jedi Nautilus
Jesco
Jesse
Jesse Gilbertson
Joel Warren
John Milas
John Stewart
Joshua Forman
Julio Estrada
Karina Riddle
Kaylon
Katharina
Kathy La Follett
Kenny Farmer
Kevin Favier
King Kenny - (See footnote 2)
Kleeng Seirot
Klown Tepes - (See footnote 2)
Kristo Vaher
Kwei Yautja
Kyle Chenko
Lacuna
Leandro
Leo
Lewd
Machiko
Maciej Stanasiuk
Majin Vegeta
Mark Kelly
Mark Taylor
Marshall Karasz
Max Kim
Mel Hawey
Michael Longlands
Micki
Mike Curry
Mike Majewski
Morgan King
Nathan Berger
Nazal
Newbee
Ney Jour
Nic Brennan
Nick Valenza
Nicolas
Nicolas Linde Thompen
Nie Ngo
Osias
Pablo Andrade
Phelim
Piti
Psionic
Ragnarok
Raptor
Raptor Red - (See footnote 2)
Roberto Huerto
Rogue
Roy Emmen
Rusty Nails
Sam Wakeman
Scythewraith
Sketch Turner
Steve Goad
Steve Mileham
Taso - (See footnote 2)
The Greatest Shaggy
Tobias
Tom Kennedy
Tony Hollet
Victor Murillo
Whippy 2000
Windebieste
Xeno Fox
X-Mike - (See footnote 2)
Xenomorph Ryan
Yeyinde - (See footnote 2)
Zachary Robertson
Zippo 31

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(1) - The only solicited piece of artwork that appears in the map is not an exhibit in the gallery itself. The Skybox textures were generously supplied by Arta La vista. Thanks, Man! These textures look fabulous and help to place the map in an inner urban environment where it belongs.

(2) - I have also used some Player Character Models as statues throughout the map. The statues use character skins created by these Artists.

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Alien vs Predator Community Gallery - Version 1.1
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The AvP Community Gallery is a Multiplayer only map set in a traditional late 20th Century Art Gallery.  All of the exhibits in the gallery are depictions and interpretations of characters and situations inspired by Alien and Predator movies created by AvP fans throughout the World.  

Inside the gallery you will find the work of 161 Artists.  No less than 310 images are on display on the walls and on the floor mounted display boards.  An additional set of 6 'sculptures' also graces the gallery floor.  These statue models each display a skin based on characters from either an Alien or Predator movie.

No Single Player version is included in this release.  If, however, you want to inspect and enjoy the gallery exhibits without interruption from other Players, then load the Multiplayer map and playing it solo is recommended.

Please respect the work of our Community Artists and refrain from climbing on or shooting their artwork.  You can't actually break any of the exhibits if you do choose to shoot at them, but that's not the point.   Thank you.

For more information about the gallery exhibits, see the Featurelist.txt included in the download.


General Information:
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Game                    : Aliens vs. Predator 2
Title                   : AvP Community Gallery
Version                 : 1.1
Included Files		: AvPCommunityGallery_v1-1.txt - This readme file.
			  Gallery.rez - Game data. 
			  SiteMap.jpg - Visitor's Locality map to help find your way around the Gallery.
			  FeatureList.txt - list of Artists whose work appears in the AvP Community Gallery.
 			  
Release Date            : October, 2006.
Type			: Multiplayer only.  
Author               	: Phil 'Windebieste' Wlodarczyk
Email Address           : windebieste@planetavp.com

Other AvP2 
maps by Author		: DM_Ruinous.  First Multiplayer map.
			  Gladiator.  Single Player Predator Skirmish map.
			  SK_Ruinous.  Modified version of DM_Ruinous for Single Player Marine Skirmish.
			  SK_A_Loners_Fate.  Modified Monolith's 'A Lesser Fate' for Single Player Marine Skirmish.
			  Stranded_Redux.  Original AvP Stranded map remade to accommodate AvP2 Single and Multiplayer modes.
			  SK_Precipice.  Single Player Marine Skirmish map.
			  Tar Baby.  Multi and Single Player Skirmish map.
			  Backstreets.  Multi and Single Player Skirmish map.
			  Xenocortex.  Multiplayer map.  (Under the pseudonym: Sum_Dum_Phuc.)
			  Shafts.  Multiplayer map.  (Under the pseudonym: Sum_Dum_Phuc.)
			  WiSPa.  Map pack featuring 11 Single Player Marine Skirmish maps.
			  Subway_Redux.  Subway from original AvP remade to accommodate AvP2 Single and Multiplayer modes.
			  Morlock, Based on HG Wells' The Time machine.  Multi and Single Player Skirmish map.
			  ScrotumHenge.   Multi and Single Player Skirmish map.
			  NekroSanktum.  Multi and Single Player Skirmish map.
			  Dropship Down.  Multi, Single Player Skirmish and Co-Op map.
			  Circle of Death - Char Grilled Edition.  Enhanced version of Tutonic Monkey's Circle of Death map.
			  Of Gods & Monsters.  Multiplayer Promotional map for the Open Pyramid Project.
			  Hell's Gate.  Multiplayer Objective based TDM map
			  Revenge of the Malevolent Monkey. Experimental Single Player map.
			  Forge of Honour - Predator vs. Predator Multiplayer map.  Also available as Predator Skirmish.
			  Temple of the Worm - Single Player Predator map.
			  Trooper Style - Single Player Skirmish map inspired by StarShip Troopers.
			  ElectroTurd - Single and Multiplayer map.
	
			  Wow. 20+ maps!  This list is getting long.  ;)
		
Construction
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Editor Used             : DEdit.
Base                    : Scratch built from the ground up.
Construction Time       : about 20 weeks.
Processing Time         : 8.6 minutes.  Balance set to 900.
Known Bugs		: Please report any undocumented bugs.
New Sounds              : Yes - Ambient music by Ligeti.
New Textures            : Yes - 323 textures are included in this release.  See FeatureList.txt for full details.


Installation
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Make sure AvP2 is updated to the latest version, which is currently: 1.0.9.6
Place the gallery.rez file in your 'c:\AliensVsPredator2' folder (Or where you have installed the game.).
Start the game; and in the Game Launcher's Main Menu select 'Options'.  
Enter (copy & paste, if you like) into the 'Command-Line' field:

-rez gallery.rez

Check the box marked "Always specify these command-line parameters" to always load the map.
Return to the Game Launcher's Main Menu and select: 'Play'.  The game will then start with new map components loaded.  
Choose 'avp_community_gallery' from the Multiplayer Maps Menu.


Revision History:
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Version 1.0:
	
	* Test Version 1.0, released September 2006.

Version 1.1:
	
	* First public playable Version 1.1, released October 2006.
	* Improved performance of Hull Makers; plus added vis blocking Brushes to help reduce lag.
	* Many miscellaneous minor tweaks to optimise world geometry.
	* Refined ventilator navigation so Players don't have to jump vertical ladder shaft.
	* Flagged cornices correctly to Detail 1 and raised the SkyPortal to eliminate poly drop-outs on the roof.
	* Flagged a Ribcage Prop correctly: now ChromaKey = TRUE.
	* Fixed 'dumb-arsed' Translucent World Model that displayed fullbright in foyer.
	* Adjusted lighting in some locations.
	* Adjusted some texture misalignments.
	* Applied 8x compression to all custom.dtx textures to reduce file size.
	* Added extra model props.
	* Added ambient music: Ligeti's 'Requiem for Soprano...' from the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack.
	* Added a small desk draw with tasty treats inside.  You will have to unlock it, first.  Yum, yum..!
	* Added list of map testers to this readme.

	
My Thanks Goes to These People. 
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To Everybody who created artwork that appears in this map.  For a full list see accompanying: FeatureList.txt
To the Guys who tested this map and help improve performance issues: 00, King Kenny, Troglodyte, WSCandy? and Redclaw.
To avp2mods.com for hosting this file.
To David Shipley.  For posting news 'bout my work over the years.
To Monolith for creating Aliens vs. Predator 2; and then giving us the tools so we could make it even better.
To everybody who downloads this map and sends feedback.  Many hours work went into this, feedback is appreciated.
To my wife, the Evil Devilfish.


Copyright/Permissions
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AvP Community Gallery is copyright, Windebieste, October, 2006.

Other Authors may NOT use the included gallery.rez file or its contents as a base to build additional levels for financial gain.  You are NOT permitted to commercially exploit AvP Community Gallery, i.e. put it on a CD or any other electronic medium that is sold without my written permission.

You MAY distribute this level and associated files included with it through any electronic network as long as the .zip file contents remain complete and unchanged and may not be modified in any way.

This text file MUST accompany the map's distribution in its entirety.

Please.  Do let me know what you think of this map.  Any feedback, including bug reports, is appreciated.  Enjoy...  =)

-Windebieste.


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