This map was submitted for the Jan-Feb 2007 Mapping Contest. To see the winners, check our Contest Archives.
This intermediate level map aims to represent a tibanna gas platform near Bespin. It does its job of recreating the Bespin feel, as so many maps have before, but yet still seems oddly unique. I simply say 'oddly' because there have been so many Bespin maps in the past.
There are two weak points of this map, which I will get out of the way before I continue. Firstly is that there is at least one missing texture. Secondly, because there is so much in this map in such a small space, it almost feels cluttered. Unless of course you move away from the clutter into the nothingness at the edges of the platform.
The architecture of the map is simple, yet intricate at the same time. A ladder leads to an expansive catwalk system which connects the several tibanna gas storage containers that create a ring around the map. A similar pathway on the ground leads to two cloud cars, should you ever wish to escape this particular platform. You can't use them, but it goes to reason that if this map were real, you might not want to wait for a shuttle to pick you up. There is what seems to be one small container ship in the center, picking up some gas from one of the containers, and there is also a control room a bit off center.
You would think my biggest complaint would be the missing textures, but I find my biggest complaint is actually the music. Everyone loves Duel of the Fates, but just because you can put it in a map doesn't mean you should. It simply doesn't fit and, for me, ruins the atmosphere of the entire map.
Overall it's a good map, and had it not been for a missing texture this map might have even made it to the finalist round. Definitely keep up the mapping and make sure to participate in our next mapping contest.
Bot Support: Yes New Models: No New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE**: [CONTEST] Bespin Tibana Gas Platform AUTHOR**: Darth Parrot tm E-MAIL**: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://www.freewebs.com/darthparrot/index.htm FILE ENTRY: INTERMEDIATE FILENAME: dp_tibana_gas_platform.pk3 FILESIZE: 12,002 KB DATE RELEASED: 19 february 2007 CREDITS**: I would like thank lucas arts for making the song "duel of the fates" which is used as the background music for my map. I would also like to thank raven soft for making the base jedi academy textures that are used in this map. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS**: Put the .pk3 in your base jedi academy folder :) . DESCRIPTION**: (NOTE: I'm entering this map in the jk3files mapping contest as intermediate) This make is supposed to resemble a tibana gas storage platform on bespin. This map consists of tanks, a landing platform (with a cargo ship on it), a control room, some cat walks, a radar tower, and two bespin cloud car platforms. This map is also primarally constructed out of curves and bevels, the only thing primarally made from brushes is the cargo ship. There is also a secret area in this map, with all of my trademark items inside ;) BUGS: There are two in this map; #1 when you break the pipe, the smoke only lasts for a split second #2 on the cargo ship, some of the lights go through the ceiling.) COMMENTS: It's a simple map, but it looks really nice. I hope you enjoy it :) . THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. **
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