I always liked the rift map in single-player, despite the fact that I always managed to throw myself to a certain death. But the feel of the map was always cool - that feel of a blue, crystal cave. This author has recreated that feel by using the same texture set, but has managed to give the rift a whole new feel. It now strongly resembles a mine, complete with catwalks, rocky walls, and even mine track. It also has that same run-down feel the original rift map had, including crumbling sections and knocked-down pillars.
Personally I love the look of it, but I feel it's really lacking in that it has no music! Nothing brings a map alive better than fitting music, and this map unfortunately has none. It doesn't even have unfitting music. None at all... which is a shame. It also lacks bot support, though for a CTF map that probably isn't really important - what fun is playing CTF against bots anyhow?
Despite these couple of things I'd definitely recommend it. It's large, has what seems to be a well-thought-out CTF-based layout, and plenty of room for the odd duel here and there. Definitely a keeper.
New Textures: Yes New Models: No New Music: No Bot Support: No
R I F T M I N E S =============================================== Author Information =============================================== Author: acdcfanbill Email Address: email@example.com =============================================== File Information =============================================== Title: Rift Mines File Name: ctf_rift_mines.pk3 Game Type: CTF, TFFA New Textures: Yes New Shaders: Yes Bot Support: Nope, sry no one who would play this will ever need them. Date Of Release: Jan 2006 Description: A level using the rift textureset plus some others and some customs. I intended this to look good, while still providing the competitive players with a map that is suited for competitive play. =============================================== Installation Information =============================================== Unzip the ctf_rift_mines.pk3 to your gamedata\base directory. The map should now be available under the CTF and TFFA multiplayer menus. =============================================== Construction Information =============================================== Number of Brushes: 4604 Number of Entities: 910 Compile Times: ~30 mins Build Time: a couple of months, I worked on it off and on, sporatically whenever i got inspired :) Build and Test Machine: AMD Athlon64 3500+, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, 1024 MB PC3200 RAM, ASUS A8V-Deluxe MOBO, Win XP SP2 =============================================== Thanks: =============================================== All the guys in lucasforums who made comments, suggestions, or flames. Without you, I wouldn't be able to map anything like this :p Also all those who have made a Jedi Academy map, customs still get a bit of play :) Tritoch who is great to bounce idea's off of, and who still creates the best pugging custom maps :) whoracle: tri, nico, sept and any of you other fella's who may or may not play on a regular basis. ;) fullmetal, shulba and any of you other puggers that helped me out in any way or still play the game. =============================================== Copyright / Permissions =============================================== Authors MAY NOT use the custom textures/shaders. Contact me for permission. THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (C) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. 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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