Now these are the kinds of maps I like -- out doors, trees, ruins, fire... Maybe I just play too many medieval RPG's. In any case, this map seems to be a valley, as the title suggests, and it has some ruins and what look like tombs. It also makes use of some nice Quake 3 custom map objects from WeMakeMaps.com so you might want to check that out if you like what you see in this map.
My biggest complaint with this map, to get it out of the way early, is the FPS. I typically get decent FPS, and I can deal with anything over 15, but I was getting a solid 8 frames per second on this map which irked me ever so slightly. It's a shame, because it's a very nice map and I'd hate to see something like that kill it. So commentors if you could please check on the FPS yourselves and report back here with your findings to confirm/deny my choppiness.
Beyond that though I had very few complaints. It's a pretty large area, and while most of it is open there's still enough in it to make it not feel empty. The trees used really add a dimension to the area, giving it a more realistic feel, and I do like the scattered ruins/tombs, several of which have interactive properties (figure it out yourself). And it looks like there's an altar in one part of the map, so if you're playing and realized you haven't yet made your human sacrifice to whatever pagan gods you worship you're all set! Just make sure you sacrifice the player with the lowest score. :)
Bot Support: Yes New Models: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Mods: duel, power duel, free for all, team free for all
***************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy ***************************** TITLE: Tranquility Valley AUTHOR: Lou_Tranch E-MAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: http://www.loutranchitella.com FILENAME: tranquility_valley.pk3 FILESIZE: 16.1 MB DATE RELEASED: December 12, 2007 NEW MUSIC: Yes "The Ewok Battle" by John Williams (Star Wars Trilogy Disc 4) NEW TEXTURES: Yes BOT SUPPORT: Yes GAME TYPES: ffa/tffa/duel/powerduel DESCRIPTION: This is a small outdoor map with the potential to have an inside area at a later time. There is some interactivity and NPCs that you can spawn and duel. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: To install this map, unzip the file and place the pk3 file in your base folder. To uninstall, simply remove the pk3 from your base folder. COMMENTS: This is my first publically released map. I started it to learn how to do some new techniques and try my hand at some simple textures. It turned out better than I expected so I thought I would release it. Eventually I would like to replace the models with ones of my own and include this map as part of a larger one with an indoor portion. CREDITS: The tree ,fountain and statue with flaming sword models are from the following website: http://www.wemakemaps.com/mapmodels.htm Fountain/griffin by Tim Douthit Flame (statue with flaming sword) by AlphaWolf (no read-me) Trees (shorter evergreen and decidious trees) by Krischan Makowka (aka GrimReaper) Trees (tall evergreen) by PyroFragger (no read-me) Large Oak by QkennyQ I would also like to thank the guys over a Map-Craft for providing feedback, suggestions and help during the construction of this map. COPYRIGHT/PERMISSIONS: If you wish to use any of the custom textures in this map, please contact me first at the email address listed above or through my website. BUGS: There are no known bugs, if you find any please email me at the above address. 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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