You can read the full JO review for this map here.
This is the JA version of the above linked map and I am being prepared to be severly battered by Deathbringer as I bet he wanted to review this... however he was right about it being a cool map in JO so when I saw it I had to get it out for JA ASAP!
From the slowly rotating lights in the oval room (picture 1) to the cool doors and lights in the green corridors this map looks very nice (picture 2). Of course like all maps it has some minor faults; one problem with curves is getting the textures to look right on them, especially when there are so many and at some joins you can see where the textures suddenly change scaling; due to the smart textures used (i.e. mildly bland) unless you stare you tend to not notice these texture scale changes.
The music is quite entrancing and is fitting for the style of the map, I'm always happy when I can leave the music on. The only other music that would have fit (and I would have left cuz I'm a hge fan) is Enya. It is a very serene map. One to keep and if you don't mind mazes to play frequently.
New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes (a couple) Bot Support: Yes
/---------------------------\ | JEDI ACADEMY MODIFICATION | \---------------------------/ Title: Tal Erulanei Author: wedge2211 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://wso.williams.edu/~jshoer File Name: ffa_talerulanei.pk3 File Size: 8.5 MB Date Released: 20 Nov 2003 _____________________________ ============================= Description: The organic a'Tal were grown out of the lakes of the planet Jiros as warrens for their inhabitants. Even these calm, living structres have been drawn into the epic battle of good versus evil. _____________________________ ============================= Gametypes: Free-for-all only Brush Count: 2395 (1852 patches! That's over 75%!) Entity Count: 613 Tools: GtkRadiant, q3map2, NotePad, PhotoShop Extras: Nonstandard models, textures, shaders, and music _____________________________ ============================= Comments: Oracle was originally created for the NRG FFA pack, but is now released as a freelance map since the NRG pack has been postponed indefinitely. I finished the map last summer, but it hasn't seen the light of day till now. I also hereby declare Tal Erulanei to be the official map of the Cult of the Patch. So there. _____________________________ ============================= Installation: Simply place ffa_talerulanei_JA.pk3 in your base folder and you're ready to go! _____________________________ ============================= Credits: *Some textures were taken from or based on the set of textures that comes with the PhotoBrush application *Individual model readmes have been included *Music is from the Myst III: Exile soundtrack ("Edanna Theme") *Thanks to rgoer for compile option advice, Eldritch for creative consulting as usual *Thanks to the NRG Team for beta testing *Helpful fellow mappers at LucasForums *All the guys at www.map-review.com *Thanks to GothicX and Kengo for assisting me with the conversion to JA _____________________________ ============================= Legal Mumbo-Jumbo We've All Seen Before: * 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: "THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (C) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY." 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 * 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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