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Good Quake maps

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by skacky, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. r3jonwah85 Learned

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  2. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    Even more RetroJam awesomeness was unleashed upon the unsuspecting mortal world... about a week or so ago.
    http://www.celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=61216
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  3. skacky Prestigious Gentleman 3D Realms Developer

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  4. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    Quakespasm with 16-bit color depth.
     
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  6. Astral Rag Arcane

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    This is new footage from Sock's upcoming Arcane Dimensions, models are from Hexen 2.
     
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  7. Astral Rag Arcane

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    This is QATE's excellent Edge map. It's a pretty faithful conversion of the then very popular Q2 DM map.

    Of course the Q1 version looks and plays a lot better :obviously:
    This version should be playable with your favourite Quake source port.
     
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  8. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    So, I finished Warpspasm
    https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/warpspasm.html
    Ridiculously good, but also ridiculously exhausting. Everything about these maps is overwhelming and nightmarish: their imposing size, monster counts, environments and style in which they are crafted (be it huge rusted plant filed with acid, sickly green fog and tortured flesh, or be it monstrous amalgamation of stone, flesh and machinery floating in midair; these places just look and feel like something utterly nightmarish), disquieting new dark ambient tracks. There are very few instances of horde combat in these maps, despite their huge monster counts. They are hard as hell tho, and gameplay is such that you'll never feel safe or comfortable: author has a habit of spawning enemies behind the player, sometimes mere hounds, and sometimes fiends or even shamblers or some of the new high-end mobs. Maps are filled with traps, deadly pits, corners tend to hide a Spawn or two. Result: if player starts feeling overly sure of himself, he'll soon be reloading a latest save.
    Maps are also pretty rich in secrets, one of them having more than 20. They tend to be of a well hidden variety, I failed to find most of them.
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  10. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Holy Jebus Red Hatred is kicking my a giving me a good challenge.

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  11. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    Maps from this RetroJam probably costed me a couple of years of me life.

    There was this one part in Red Hatred, where player ends up in a smallish arena fighting buncha knights and fiends, only to be rewarded with couple of shamblers and buncha spawns. I had one sweaty mouse after I finally managed to beat that, I did.:lol:
     
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    I was wondering why there is not so many weapons packs for Quake.
    But there is now.
     
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  15. tormund Arcane

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    Sweet, that looks just like the kind of mod I need.
    Reason I never played much of original Quake was that weapons were IMO just not that fun and dint feel like they packed a punch.
     
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  16. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Hmmm, strange. I'm the kind of guy that like my enemies die fast (1-2 shots kill, thanks to modern shooters) but I liked guns in Quake even though my first serious playthrough happened somewhere this year.
    Overuse of basic shotgun? Shortage of ammunition to other guns (solved in one of the addons)? Minor inconvenience.
    Hope this mod does not end as another BROOTAL GAME X.
     
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  17. UFO: Alien Invasion was made using the Quake engine.
     
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  18. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Arcane Dimensions has been released!
    Download:
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  19. Astral Rag Arcane

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    "How do you play ID maps with new weapons?"

    Sock himself posted the following but I couldn't get it to work:




    I did discover another method to play Vanilla Quake with AD goodness:


    Just load AD (see readme if you don't know how...) then lower the console and type

    "map e1m1" if you want to play episode 1

    Use the "skill" command to change difficulty ("skill 2" is Hard) use the "restart" command to restart the level with the new difficulty enabled

    Now you can play through the entire episode (notice the player footsteps :love: ) but you won't find the new weapons lying around because they're "upgrades" to existing weapons.

    If you're interested in using the new weapons you'll want to lower the console again and type "developer 1".

    Now find a Super Shotgun (or use cheats: "give 3" or "impulse 9" for all vanilla weapons), now type "impulse 205" and the new Widowmaker should materialise in your inventory.

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    "impulse 210" replaces the Lightning Gun with the new Plasma Rifle


    If you're like me and prefer the original hitscan shotgun behaviour type: "impulse 130" (the projectile based shotguns are an impressive feature but they alter the flow of the game too much for my liking)
     
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  20. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    Good news folks, looks like Arcane Dimensions will be getting an expansion of sorts.
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  21. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Is there some list of the best Quake maps, like a Hall of Fame, Top 100 or something like that?
    I've tried some of the five star rated maps on the Injector list, but I find them rather boring.
    IOW are there some maps that are markedly better than the base game?
     
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  22. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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  23. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    What am i looking there exactly?
     
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  24. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Superhot gameplay in Quake.
     
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