I've been a little busy for the past few days with real-life stuff and have had problems getting this particular file onto the site but now I've got the time and everything is working so here we go. Keep in mind that it's been a few days since I played this last so I'm just going off of memory.
Khimera Jungle is a Conquest-only map that takes place on a small forested island (geographically speaking) that has it's own swamp and volcano. Cool. To get an idea of what the map looks like, imagine a cross between Endor and Kasyyyk: Islands. The map doesn't have any real design flaws though it doesn't have the kind of meticulous and clean-cut detail that I like oh-so-much but it's still leagues ahead of "passable."
Though the map is well-designed I actually find it to be a bit ugly, but this is only my opinion. This in no way reflects Yankfan's work on the map -- I just simply don't like the look of it. For starters most of the trees in the map are from Endor and I don't like Endor trees that much. They don't have a good leaf-to-trunk ratio, ya' know? Secondly the grass is quite dark and contrasts poorly with the tree bark. And finally the lighting is sort of ugly and gives the map a smoggy, sickly ambiance to it. Yet inexplicably I could not stop taking pictures. Anyway, again, this is just my opinion. I'm sure some people will insist that the map is beautiful.
Regarding the two eras; you'll prefer the Clone Wars era. It's very evident that a lot more work was put into the CW era, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you're going to have both eras you should make them even in quality or simply do away with the era you could care less for. The rebels lack vehicles in the GCW era and some sounds are missing. As I recall there weren't any new units but I might be mistaken. Now, the CW era is much different. It lacks a few sounds (I think; damn you memory!) but features new units and skins. It has cool new lasers (that will remind you a lot of the ROTE maps) and even features swamp speeders and glitchy, yet functional, dwarf spider droids. So which era sounds most fun to you? :p
Bugs. As mentioned before, some sounds are missing for a few of the vehicles, such as the AT-ST. Some of the foliage sort of floats and makes the map feel sloppy, but this isn't Yankfan's fault. I don't recall anything else. The combination of the trees, foliage, water, and battles can slow the frame rate a tiny bit so be warned. Lowering some of your video settings wouldn't be a bad idea.
In conclusion, even though I have a few issues with the map I still found it to be enjoyable (the volcano is pretty neat) and it's definitely something you FileFronters will want to look into. As Al Gore once stated on Futurama, "Peace out ya'll!"
PS: Tomorrow I'll be posting another map as I don't have time tonight. It's a Geonosis map. The author knows who they are. ;)
Installation: Copy the folder "FR3" to C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData\addon Uninstalltion Remove the folder "FR3" from C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II\GameData\addon My stuff: Skins, defender, ATTE .odf, and lasers are mine. Copyright Please do not copy this or take credit for any of my stuff. Contact: Yankfan1950@aol.com FF name Yankfan GT name Yankfan1950 Category Maps
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