Wow, ok, this was a very nice surprise when I saw it in the inbox. Maps about this place are rare, probably because it’s a difficult place to make. I know, I tried making a map of this place myself aggeess ago, and bizarrely it was very similar to this! :S However, I dropped that project, because it was just too difficult.
What is this place?
Its Kashyyyk, home of the Wookiee’s!
Like I said, I tried to make a map of Kashyyyk, and I might still do one day. When I tried, it was a long time ago, and I wasn’t so good at mapping, suffice it to say, it was just too difficult, and so I had to drop it. When I tried it, I used giant Yavin tree models, but it was really difficult trying to build around them. However, this author has used models, but only as branches to the trees (see screenshots), the main trunks of which are actually made out of patch meshes I think. That would make it much easier I imagine to build stuff around the trees.
I really am impressed by the way this author has tackled such a difficult subject. Its certainly inspired me to have another go at a Kashyyyk map :) The architecture of the buildings seems to have been inspired by the piece of KotOR (Knights of the Old Republic) concept art that is on the startup screen, and the author hasn’t done too bad in recreating the style. Some of my favourite architectural features, were the very cool supports that support the roofs of the buildings, they looked very nice ;)
However, as with any map, theres always things that can be improved upon. One thing that did bug me a bit was the skybox, which was pretty plain really, it could have done with trees on it (im not sure how you could do that though :S) to make it look more “Kashyyyky”. However that must be very very difficult to do something like that, and make it look convincing, so im not really too bothered about that.
The main points I think could be improved upon are:
The fog around the edge of the map. It was a bit werid this, as there seemed to be a little strip of fog or something right around the edge of the terrain, but none in the middle. Im not sure if it was meant to obscure the edges of the map, but it just looked a bit weird :/
Secondly, and probably most importantly, there were no health powerups or weapons! NOOOO! :’(
Another thing was that the tops of the trees, were just flat. It would have looked better if they tapered off towards the top, then had the branches (the tree models) around there.
Lastly, the ramp that curved down round a tree, to what appeared to be a landing platform, was skewed or bent strangely in the middle. Im presuming that’s because it was a patchmesh, its not a massive problem, but it does look kinda weird. And that bugged me a bit.
All in all a really cool map. I certainly loved playing it. It has good playability, i.e. there was plenty of room to duel or have an FFA (if there were any weapons :( ), and the fps wasn’t too bad either. My computer is probably upper mid-range in performance, and I was getting around 45-60 fps with all my settings on high.
If you like Kashyyyk or Wookiee’s then you might like this, I certainly did :)
I shall look forward to more maps from this author.
Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel, Power Duel
Kashyyyk map by Captainm http://mapdesign.uw.hu firstname.lastname@example.org English: I saw Kashyyyk in the third SW movie so I started to create a great FFA map for the Jedi Academy game. Building time: 3 weeks Install: copy the pk3 file to the base directory Uninstall: delete this file 2005. Kashyyyk map by Captainm The Jedi Knight series and all of those things are property of Lucasarts, All Right Reserved 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. -------------------------------------- Magyar: Anno megnéztem az Episode 3-at és egybõl nekiálltam tervezni egy jó kis FFA pályát Kashyyyk világáról. Készítési idõ: 3 hét telepítés: másold be a pk3 fájjlt a base mappába Törlés: töröld ezt a fájlt 2005. Kashyyyk pálya, Captainm A Jedi Knight széria és minden hóbelebanc a Lucasarts tulajdona, minden jog fenntartva A pálya elemeit csak a készítõ engedélyével használhatod fel! 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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