Arth's Tribal Castle

This is another entry for the January 2007 Map-Craft contest (rules are in the read-me, if you're curio...


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This is another entry for the January 2007 Map-Craft contest (rules are in the read-me, if you're curious). In accordance with the contest rules, this map consists of one room (although it's a rather large single room). This might be a disappointment to some who were looking for a castle map that you could actually enter, but rules are rules.

As you may have guessed from the file name, this map has a tribal aspect to it. Think tribal tattoos... but "tatooed" onto walls and pillars. These tribal designed are displayed brightly across the map, as well as on jump pads which will launch you to the four corners of the map. Be careful, though. If you don't land precisely where the jump pad is sending you, you'll be gifted with fall damage. So don't be moving around in mid air if you want to conserve your health.

The map itself is well constructed. It's got enough visual flair to keep you interested (just look at that castle!) and enough pickups to make for a decent round of guns. In addition, there seem to be quite a few good places to hide behind, so it wouldn't just be a straightforward fight. Open enough for a duel, but with enough room for a mid-sized free-for-all. The one thing that really bothered me about this map was the tribal designs I mentioned earlier. They'd be fine, except the glow is very pixely around the edges. Noticibly so, which is a bummer. Also, one of the columns seemed to not all bet here (see the screenshots). Not sure why a chunk was missing, but a floating pillar doesn't quite seem to fit. Overall, though, a strong and sturdy map with a style all its own, and technique to back it up. Certainly not a map that should be quickly passed over.

Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Models: Yes New Music: No


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==JEDI KNIGHT ACADEMY ADDON MAP====================================
Title                   : Arth's Tribal Castle
File Name               : arth_tribal.pk3
File Size               : 6.6 Mb
Author(s)               : 
   			Mapping: Darth-Arth (Artur L.)
			Textures: Darth-Arth

Date of Release         : 31/01/2007
Version			: 1.0

Email Address           : [email protected]
Homepage                :
Misc. Author Info       : Just a medium sized ffa/duel Map done for Map-Craft Mapping-Contest,
			All sources included (.map-file,models etc.)


1)  Map contest to consist of a single room.  By saying this, I mean more specifically, the player can only have access to a single room.  One room is one room.  If you have an archway seperating your room or somthing along those lines, fine.  The point of this is to keep some people from... accidentally turning a duel/small ffa map into a monster that requires 10 minutes to run from side to side.  You will not get extra points for making a large map, so don't.

2)  Maps will be duel / power duel/ small ffa -  NOTE.. small FFA does not = huge freakin map.

3)  Total map size:  any, but choose carefully.  No maps where you need a tram to get to the other side.

4)  Custom textures only - Textures you yourself made.

5)  Texture color is limited to the following:

a)  Gray scale.. anywhere in this spectrum, as many variations as you wish from white up to black.  This means you can have anywhere from 1 to 5000 different textures that are gray scale.  

b)  One color of your choice with the ability of utilizing any shade of the same:  example.. red, light red, dark red etc.  -  This means that.. say you choose red.  You can feel free to utilize as many read textures as you can make, using the entire spectrum of red to accomplish this.  You may also use various shades of red in each texture if you wish that fall into this category. (this does not mean of course putting red colors in your b/w textures or any other.)

c)  2 other colors of your choice.. example:  a specific green and a specific blue (not multiple shades of each)  This means, that you MUST choose one specific shade of two colors.. and thats it.  This texture will be a solid of whatever color you pick.

* - the use of shaders is extremely recommended.  The above texture limits are in reference to the actual texture files.  -  I highly recommend turning to page 3 and taking a look at Darth Arth's examples... that pretty much nails it on the head.

6)  Maps will be given 4 weeks.  The start date will be January 1st with all maps to be submitted to me no later Than January 31st, 2007.
7)  All entries are to be open source so map files MUST be included.  All textures must be open source as well.


1)  Architecture -  2 points
2)  Texture use -  2 points
3)  FPS -  2 points
4)  Lighting -  2 points
5)  Interactivity - 2 points

-  10 points total possible.  Points will be broken down into a .5 standard

- actual judges TBA

-  Mappers can join this project at any time as long as they meet the requirmenets above including the end date. 

=========END of Contest-Rules ============================================================			

Description             : ffa/duel map for saber-only/bowcaster fighting. 
			This map will be released like "is as is", there will be no patches or future-versions.
Beta Testers            : myself ;)
Development machine2    : P4-3.0 Ghz, VGA:GForce Fx 5600 256 Mb VRam, 512 MB Ram
Machine(s) tested on    : P4-1.8 Ghz, VGA:Intel Extreme 64MB, 512 MB Ram (FPS-testing)

Additional Credits to   : Lucasarts and Raven developers for this great game.


* Play Information *

Episode name            : N/A
Level name(s)           : Tribal Castle
JK version required     : Jedi Knight Academy (latest Patch)
Difficulty Settings     : Not implemented
Bot-Support		: Yes

New COGs                : No
New Textures		: Yes
New Skybox		: Yes
  New MATs              : No
  New BMs               : No
New Objects:
  New 3DOs              : Yes
  New KEYs              : No
  New PUPs              : No
  New AIs               : No
New SFTs                : No
New WAVs                : No
New CMPs                : No
New PARs                : No
New SPRs                : No
New Briefings           : No
New Cutscenes           : No

* Construction *

Base                    : built from scratch
Building time		: 2 Weeks
Editor(s) used          : GTKRadiant 1.4.0, Paint Shop Pro 7, Q3map2GUI 1.1
Known Bugs              : None yet, report Bugs & Comments 
			@Email: [email protected]

* INstallation *

install:		: just unzip the pk3-files to your ja/gamedata/base folder.


* I admit that * 
(as required by the LEC Licence Agreement about Addon Levels)

1. My Level works only with the retail version of the
   Software, and does not work with any demo or OEM versions
   of the Software.  
2. My Level does not modify any COM, EXE, DLL or other executable files.
3. My Level does not contain any illegal, scandalous, 
   illicit, defamatory, libelous, or objectionable material
   (as may be determined by LEC in its sole discretion), or
   any material that infringes any trademarks, copyrights,
   protected works, publicity, proprietary, or other rights
   of any third party or of LEC.  
4. My Level does not include any LEC sound effects or music files or 
   portions thereof.
5. My Level identifies in every description file, on-
   line description, read-me, and in comments in the New
   Level code: (a) the name, address, and e-mail address of
   the level's creators, and (b) the following disclaimer:
6. My Level may not be sold, bartered, or distributed with
   any other product for which any charge is made (other than
   incidental charges for time spent on-line), but rather
   must be distributed free of charge. 
7. By distributing or permitting the distribution of any New
   Levels, all creators or owners of any trademark, 
   copyright, or other right, title or interest therein grant
   to LEC an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-
   licensable right to distribute the New Level by any means
   (whether now known or hereafter invented), and to create
   and distribute by any means (whether now known or here-
   after invented) derivative works thereof, and to charge
   for the distribution of such New Level or such derivative
   work, with no obligation to account to any creators or
   owners of the New Level in any manner.

* Copyright / Permissions *


You are ALLOWED to use any of my stuff from this map(textures, shaders, models, brushworks) in your own projects without our permission, as long as they are noncommercial. Just add me a small text in your readme ;)

You MAY distribute this level, provided you include this file, with
no modifications.  You may distribute this file in any electronic
format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file 
intact, with NO charge (other than incidental charges for time spent on-line).

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