This map is really a killer. Literally. I don't know how many times I died just trying to test it, though I'll admit some of them were on purpose. No. You can not swim in the lava in god mode :p Now that that's settled...
I really liked this map. The music was perfect for it in my opinion, and the ambient noises from the lava really put you in the right mood. It seems like it was a good choice to borrow some of Sith J-Cull's lava textures, because they look wonderful. The texturing is very consistent, and it all looks very nice and doesn't clash with the background. It is subtle enough that it does not take the focus away from the map's main feature - the lava.
The lighting in the map is dim, but bright enough so that you don't have to strain to see. There are no visible light sources other than the lava, but the light entity placement doesn't seem to suggest there should be. I did find one problem with a couple brushes, which you'll see in the screenshot I included. There's a visible line between two brushes in a couple of the lava falls in one section of the map. Not only this, but they are solid, so should you try to jump through them (I don't know why you would :p) they will act as solid brushes. Not a big deal, as you shouldn't be jumping through lava anyway! Those brushes do look like they could be merged, though. Maybe they can't, though.
I can't speculate strongly on item placement, as it's not my forte, but things seemed to be placed in logcal areas. For example, the thermal detonators are near the trip mines. You'll have to look more into that for yourself. We are blessed with bot support as well. Just remember that the author suggests you play this map with Force enabled, else you'll have an "interesting" time maneuvering the many traps and pitfalls with this map. And do keep in mind that unless you're an expert rock hopper, you will die. So have fun with it ;)
New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes Bot Support: Yes
9-10-2005 ================================================================ Map Name : Lava Hot Death Match 2 Author : Darth J Email Address : JamesonRH@gmail.com Map description : An ancient arena overflowing with volcanic lava. Other info : This is a remake of sorts of a map made originally for Mysteries of the Sith. That map can be found in the Massassi Temple Archives. Additional Credits to : Sith-J-Cull for his incredible lava textures and shaders. Also to my beta testers, The Jackal, Slade, Demon_Nightmare and Timewolf. Thanks to : Everybody who gave me feedback on showcases. ================================================================ * Play Information * New Sounds : Yes New Textures : Yes New Shaders : Yes Software used : GTKRadiant 1.4 Known Bugs : Sometimes bots get stuck. Occasionally, if playing with JA+, the level will crash on startup if pure server is set to "YES" * How to use this map * Unzip the pk3 file to the gamedata\base directory. Load Jedi Academy. Enjoy. * Copyright / Permissions * THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. This map uses textures made by Sith-J-Cull. Author's may not use these textures without consent from him. You may redistribute this map as long as it contains this unaltered readme file, and credits me as the original author.
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