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Q1SP: "White Room"
�A biohazard outbreak at this facility has left the former occupants in a bad way. Enforcers have been sent in to clean up the mess but don�t get in their way. They aren�t on your side and will attempt to clean you up as well.�

This level was an extension of an idea that I had about creating a Quake level in an abstract way. Keep the usual shapes but take away the textures. I like how it turned out and it was great fun to experiment with using color in a much stronger way than is normally done in a Quake level.

This level is being released as a mod because I wrote a bunch of QuakeC to support it. To play it:

1) Create a directory in your Quake directory called �whiteroom�
2) Copy the �progs.dat� and �maps� directory inside the ZIP into that new directory.
3) Start Quake with the command line: �-game whiteroom +map whiteroom�

That should do it! Here are the downloads:

Player Pack
(contains the level and the associated progs.dat)
(and all the usual random MacOS gumph files that keep getting included with Willem's maps ;))

Developer Pack
(contains the source materials - the map source, the QuakeC source code and the WAD)

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you make a note in the readme about "greying out" in software quake, implying that it's unavoidable. Players can actually address the problem by setting higher r_maxsurfs and r_maxedges values, so the problem isn't much of an issue. (most players would have these set by now, if they play any maps made since 1998.) 
I never noticed that clip error which is unfortunate. As noted earlier, that hallway was a bitch to get (and keep) working so I'm not surprised that it barfed on me. Ahh well, at least you don't die from walking into that spot or something tragic like that.

"Or perhaps a fully textured map with an invalid path to the wad file."

Geez. I hope it would have at least risen above the level of "texture not found" errors. :) I did put a bunch of effort into aligning those black and white textures. Oh well. 
Uh... Kinda Neat... 
... But it does not quite cut the cake for me... While I loved gameplay (maybe a tad on the Easy side) the all white environment somehow clashes with monsters and items IMHO...

In this style, I loved much better an old experimental engine that rendered everything as a blueprint, or a sketch (you could choose). That pretty much had the same result as this... But you were able to play any given map in this style.

Oh, architecturally wise, I did not find any way to get back from the "normal area", I don't know if such a way exists... This is a big let down for me, I regard backtrackability as a big plus in a map.

Anyways, always glad to see Willem's work, keeps up us mac users' spirits!!!

This is my 1st nightmare run, 100% Secrets and kills(missed a weapon, tho...), if anyone's interested... 
It Was Pretty Nice 
easy as shit, but in a pleasant way. 
Fun Stuff 
I was playing through last night and it seemed so familiar (the style not the map).

I finally figured it out, NPRQuake Sketchy renderer produces a similar visual effect but on normal maps: 
settings were fair, but I apreciate maps where I can play without hanging droppedout aside my keyboard afterwards killing tons of monsters. 
"I finally figured it out, NPRQuake Sketchy renderer produces a similar visual effect but on normal maps: "

That's cool as shit! Love it... 
Yeah I Remember That... 
the sketch mode was definitely the best 
Willem wasn�t suppose to kill the Enforcers? :) 

You CAN but you could let them thin the zombies out a little first, you know? :) 
my will to kill is stronger :p 
this is awesome! thats all i can think of saying :) 
Pure Genius 
i may have been a little harsh. The bold color palette is effective.

The criticism i was trying to make was simply that, given the stylized look, the geometry felt like the same type of geometry that would go into any other map that didn't have this unusual texture theme -- it wasn't super-detailed or strangely shaped like "geocomp" maps that various people made for Q3, it wasn't extra-blocky/abstract like Tron, either. 
""I finally figured it out, NPRQuake Sketchy renderer produces a similar visual effect but on normal maps: "

That's cool as shit! Love it..."

...that's the mod I was talking about.... 
This was a refreshing experience for me, the map looked almost like a cartoon world.

My only real complaint is that it was too easy, even on nightmare. I need some punishment!

But other than that, great stuff here Willem, especially the enforcers fighting the zombies, reminds me of Half-Life 2 somewhat.

Hope to see more from you. :) 
Still Havent Played It 
but reading the comments I wondered whether Willem, who's 'new' to Func, knew about the geocomps that people kept referring to. 
Actually, I don't. What's a geocomp? 
Ahh OK, thanks! Yeah, kinda similar. 
Geocomp Is Awesome 
Nunuk's blue map 'Platypus' is really beautiful, one of my favourites. 
Too bad nobody does stuff like that anymore... 
Wasn't there also some sort of geocomp event for Q1 using only noise textures? 
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