This map supports all MP-game modes the classic F.E.A.R. game has to offer. It is designed to be played by 2-8 players. The setting is the ancient rock fortress of Petra in Jordan. For more details please refer to the included Readme.txt-file.
Title : Petra Release Date : 19 February 2008 Filename : petra.arch00 Type : This map features all F.E.A.R. multiplayer modes Author : markFreak E-mail : [email protected] Construction ------------ Program used : WorldEdit 1.08 Construction Time : looong Compiling time : 6 minutes Legal Notice ------------ This map may be used for free as long as credit is given accordingly. Installation ------------ To make the map show up in the map selection list when you set up a server, place the Petra.Arch00-file in FEAR main folderShortcut to User directoryCustomAdditionalContent . Author's Notes: This is my first map for F.E.A.R. (sad that evenbalance quit supporting this game with PunkBuster, still it's a cool game for LAN-sessions), and my second one altogether. The very first map I've done was for Soldier of Fortune 2 (map name: mp_sparta, along with my own custommade flags mp_sparta_flags, downloadable from www.filefront.com - thanks to sbchev.com , www.modsonline.com and www.soldieroffortune2.filefront.com). I sort of have a hang for ancient settings, so my first map had ancient Sparta as its theme, this one was inspired by the ancient rock fortress of Petra in Jordan, at least the exterior resembles the tomb temple of Ed-Deir. History of Petra: Rekem is supposed to be the original name of Petra, located in what is today known as Jordan, Pliny the Elder and others have identified Petra as the capital of the Nabataeans, Aramaic-speaking Semites, and one centre point of the caravan trade. In ancient times this artificial oasis was probably approached from the South, today's Saudi Arabia, but today most visitors (mainly tourists) reach it from the East, through a dark, narrow natural gorge, suddenly opening up to reveal the impressive ancient city carved right into the red sandstone rocks. It is not yet fully known when exactly the history of Petra began, some scholars believe they found evidence in the Old Testament, though this has never been officially verified. In 106 AC, Petra became part of the Roman Empire. When the city of Palmyra in today's Syria began to become more and more important, the significance of Petra as a centre of Arabian trade began to decline and probably was then used as a mere religious centre. Epiphanius of Salamis (315 - 403 AC) writes that in his times a feast was held at Petra at the end of December in honour of the virgin Chaabou and her offspring Dushara. These were part of the pre-islamic pantheon with Dushara as its main male god accompanied by his female trinity Uzza, Allat and Manah. Christianity found its way to Petra in the fourth and fifth century AC. The Pope of Alexandria, Athanasius, mentions a bishop of Petra named Asterius. Christianity was swept away by the Islamic conquest of that area in the early seventh century, Christianity was re-established during the First Crusade launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II. It remained in the hands of the Franks, the leaders of the West Germanic tribes, until 1189. By that time Petra was largely destroyed by earthquakes which damaged the water management system, so there was no real strategic importance to holding Petra any longer. Islam tradition has it that Petra was the place where Moses struck a rock with his staff and water came forth, and where Moses's sister Miriam was buried. In December 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site. My thanks goes to: ------------------------------- All contributors to and the makers of www.lithfaq.com (formerly www.fearmaps.com)
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