This map is a modifed version of the original DM_Ruinous Multiplayer map that I released some time back. The original map has a heap of technical problems that have been fixed with this version. Despite having the opportunity to rectify its various problems, I wasn't interested in re-releasing the same DM map and have multiple versions of it creating incompatiblility issues amongst players. Instead, I decided to use it as a base to create a Skirmish version for some serious Single Player bug smacking fun.
SK_Ruinous Version 1.0 ---------------------- Yeah, Baby!!! For the greater part, the basic layout of the map geometry remains completely unchanged. I was considering modifying the brushwork and including some -nosnapnocsg to create a more natural rocky terrain, but then it just wouldn't be the same map - and I wanted to keep the core design as close as possible to the original. Nonetheless, a number of significant changes have been made to bring it up to Single Player Skirmish standard. New features for this Single Player Skirmish version are: * Geometry tidied up and sealed properly: Applied Detail 0/1 flags appropriately. Removed offending Translucent World Models... etc. The DM version is in a pretty poor state, technically - but hey, aesthetically, it wasn't bad for a first attempt at AvP2 map creation. * Ladders have been added for improved mobility. Marines can now access the uppermost level and navigate the entire circuit. * Lighting has been changed throughout the map. * Sky appearance altered. Now uses the green sky texture rather than the blue one. * Weapon placement has been altered for many items, if not all. All Marine weapons are now represented - except the Exosuit. * All Predator Spawn points removed. * Alien Spawn points modified to continually spawn AI Bugs. * Music has been added. * Marine Night vision mode now functions corectly - though you probably won't use it much. * This version supports only Drones and Runners. There are no Predaliens, Praetorians, Chest Bursters or Face Huggers present in the map. Face Huggers suck big cooties in Skirmish games. Please don't include 'em if you want of make maps like this one. ...and there are no AI Predators or AI Marines/Corporates present either. * The map has been 'signed'and 'dated'. * A number of other small tweaks have been made that may or may not get noticed by people familiar with the older DM version. Yeah, overall there's been a lot of changes made. One day I may go back and update the MP version to match this one, but right now I have a ton of other stuff on my plate... Enjoy. General ------- Title : SK_Ruinous Version : 1.0 Release Date : May, 2002 Type : Marine Single Player/Skirmish Author : Phil 'Windebieste' Wlodarczyk Email Address : windebieste AT planetavp DOT com Other Levels by Author : DM_Ruinous, An AvP2 Multiplayer map. Gladiator, An AvP2 Skirmish map. Gameplay -------- Game : Aliens vs. Predator 2 Single Player : Yes, Marine Only. Difficulty Settings : No. Multiplayer : No. New Sounds : No. New Textures : Yes, one basic texture modification to add graffiti (signature and date) to one wall. Included Files : SK_Ruinous.txt - This readme file. SK_Ruinous.rez - Game data. Construction ------------ Editor Used : DEdit. Base : Modified original Multiplayer version of DM_Ruinous to accommodate Single Player/Skirmish gameplay. Construction Time : About 12 hours to modify existing map. Brushes Used : 192 Processing Time : 4.15 Minutes. Known Bugs : The Minigun does weird things - secondary fire mode continues to play firing sound long after the fire key has ceased to be pressed. Don't know what causes this, if anybody can help, I would appreciate it. Eventually I want to include an Exosuit for some serious bug stompin' fun. Would like to know how to implement one properly. Installation ------------ Make sure you have the latest version of AvP2 installed on your Machine, which is currently: 188.8.131.52 Place the SK_Ruinous.rez file in your c:\AliensVsPredator2\Custom folder. You may need to create a 'Custom' folder first. Start the game as normal and in the Game Launcher's Options, enter (cut & paste, if you like) into the Command-Line field: -rez custom\SK_Ruinous.rez Return to the Game Launcher's Main Menu and select: Play. The game will then load. Then select: Single Player -> Custom Levels -> Worlds\Custom\SK_Ruinous. Revision History: ----------------- Version 1.0: * First playable Version 1.0, Released May, 2002. My Thanks Goes to These People: ------------------------------- Modmaker, who assisted in helping me to iron out the various hassles and problems I had in putting this map together. Everybody, who contributed to questions and answers in the avpnews.com and planetavp.com editing Forums - thanks, Guys. There's a ton of help in those Forums for anybody who seeks answers to their editing woes. Thanks everybody who Downloaded original DM_Ruinous and all of the constructive feedback I have received. Thanx, Monolith for creating this awesome game, and then giving us the tools so that we could make it even better! ;) Copyright / Permissions ----------------------- This level is copyright, Windebieste. May, 2002. Other Authors may not NOT use this level as a base to build additional levels. This map may NOT be modified in any way without the Author's express, written permission. You are NOT allowed to commercially exploit this level, i.e. put it on a CD or any other electronic medium that is sold without the Author's written permission. You MAY distribute this level and associated files included with it through an electronic network as long as the .zip file contents remain unchanged. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!WE WANT MORE SKIRMISH MAPS!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -END-
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