Bastir is another amazing map conversion from Lt. Cmdr. Salinga. This fairly large marvel supports; Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch...


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Bastir is another amazing map conversion from Lt. Cmdr. Salinga. This fairly large marvel supports; Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch and Free For all.

Upon loading the map I was rather impressed with the overall atmosphere. The setting of a gloomy prison really does come through in the lighting and style. Although there are a good few of corridors, it's surprisingly difficult to get lost which means added fun for your gameplay.

This is a quality conversion that is extremely download worthy, see the readme for additional information and usage instructions.


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Elite Force conversion by Lt. Cmdr. Salinga with permission from the author.

Gametypes ......: CTF, TDM, FFA
Date of release : 23.09.2007
Installation ...: Copy the pk3 file into the baseef folder of Elite Force.

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Following is the readme of the original Q3A map:


title:            La Bastille
file:             bastir.pk3
author:           Sock 
email address:    [email protected]
Version:          88
description:      Dark gloomy prison map.
                  Carved from mountains and chasms.

Finally completed this map! Its been a long and hard 
journey with many things breaking on the way but it 
finally compiled and here it is!  This map was built
with plenty of help from people in the Q3 community
and without their assistance it would have stayed on
my HD for good.

The map is based on a gloomy keep/prison atmosphere,
a placed carved from oppressive mountains and bottomless
chasm's. The layout is based on my favourite Quake 3
Capture The Flag map Q3CTF3. I've spent many a hour
playing that map and have on several occasions started
to make my own version. Finally after years of failed
start maps I have created my tribute to Q3CTF3. With
this opportunity I have re-arranged several key items
and hopefully made the layout more open for player

There is so many area's of this map I do love the look
of and spent many weeks and months re-creating each 
section over and over again until they looked and felt
right. Not all of the original detail is in this map 
(for r_speed reasons) but most of the original impressions
are still present.

The map supports many different game types from Vanilla
Quake 3 to Team Arena and finally Threewave. I have 
included enough spawn points for a good 4v4 game and
with the size of this map, I recommend you have plenty
of players anyway! Unfortunately most of the testing
I have done with this map has been with bots and no
matter how much you bend the map to their needs it
still does not compare to human players.

One final note is that without djbob's help this map
seriously would not have seen the light of day. Very
early on the development of this map I hit a compiler
limitation which stopped me duplicating the bases. Luckly
for me I spoke to djbob about the problem and he very
kindly produced another compiler version. It required
600Mb of memory to compile and alot of HD space but
evenually it popped out of the compiler oven.


play information

CTF:              VQ3, TA modes, 3W compatible
Bot File (aas):   Optimized

how to play       place bastir.pk3 in your /baseq3/ folder
                  start quake3arena      
                  hit ~
                  type /map bastir
                  type /addbot <botname> <skill>
                  hit ~ (to clear the console)

Note: If the map does not start automatically after loading then make
sure you have the SV_PURE variable set to 0.  I also included an arena
file in the pk3 file so that it can be loaded from the menus.

Distribution / Copyright / Permissions 

mapobject models for Quake III Arena:Team Arena (missionpack add-on for Q3)
 by mark "nakedape" fry (
 Original readme.txt file included under the nkd_taspawn directory.

Sock_techlig1 mapmodels created by me with help from Grim Brothers.

Special Thanks to : 

Auhsan, Bal, Maj, Nunuk for Betatesting and advice.
NakedApe for advice and support on the TA layout.
djbob for a new compiler to create this monster with.

Copyright (c) 2002 sock, [email protected]
All rights reserved.

Quake III Arena is a registered trademark of 
id Software, Inc.

This level may be electronically distributed only at 
NO CHARGE to the recipient in its current state, MUST 
include this .txt file, and may NOT be modified IN 


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