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Quake Map Jam 666 : Fire And Brimstone
Map Jamming is about creating maps of any size or detail level over several weeks, using a certain theme and/or texture set. Check the readme file in the zip below for further details of what the Jam is about.

Any questions or comments, please post to this thread only.

Theme - Fire and Brimstone
Deadline - 16th August 2015

Texture Wad - There are texture wads for this jam that include many theme related textures. It is not required to use these textures in your level, they are provided for inspiration and convenience only! Check this texture repository
for more wads : https://www.quaddicted.com/files/wads/

Compile Tools - It is recommended that you use EricW's updated Quake compiler suite as they add much new functionality to lighting and visibility. Texture lighting in particular should be very useful for this jam!
Download EricW's tools : http://ericwa.github.io/tyrutils-ericw/
Download worldcraft / Jackhammer fgd for these tools> : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33279452/quake4ericwTools.fgd

Engine:
Make it for Fitzquake / Quakespasm, bitches. You know the score.

Theme reference images:
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme1.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme2.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme3.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme4.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme5.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme6.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme7.jpg
http://daz.fov120.com/images/jam6/theme8.jpg

It is a good idea to find reference images that you like so you can follow them and avoid staring at a blank editor wondering what to make!

Download the Map Jam 666 zip : http://daz.fov120.com/files/jam666.zip

Also, a reminder : Water Alpha will be set to "1" for this jam! (Not transparent) because lava. Keep this in mind when building your maps!

Feel free to post wip images of your level in this thread! Good luck and GO MAP!

And finally, a list of designers that are streaming their level designs :

http://twitch.tv/ionous (Ionous)
http://twitch.tv/tddaz (Daz)

Post below if you are streaming and I can get the list updated!
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^ Advice I Should Listen To 
 
Mapping For Mapjam 
I have one big cave with a start and an exit. I'm just going to add a few more rooms and some monsters and consider mine done. I should be able to do that this weekend.

That leaves next week to add any embellishments I can fit in. If I don't find time to work on it and all there is at deadline is 4 rooms and 3 scrags, then that's what I'll send.

There will almost certainly be no final fight or boss fight. I find those tedious for the most part and usually skip them and consider the game finished. I'm more of a explore and discover type person. 
Yes 
needed a slap on the face, that's all. 
Get Done What You Can. 
I think I am getting a lot done lately, but I dropped the detail on everything but the most important stuff. I am using a lot of copy and paste geometry to make things seem grander then they are... Look closely and those archways are the same, with a few broken columns that are simply the same broken column rotated and switched sides. Those pillars of rock coming out of the lava... they are all just two sets of geometry resized and rotated.

It actually helps keep the theme in areas because it looks consistent allowing me to focus on what I want to do with the level's story telling element... if I can get it done in time. *shrug* Otherwise I also force the player through the same areas a couple times to make the level seem WAY larger than it is (note my "hub" screens, you get there four times during my design).

Don't give up. 
 
" I am using a lot of copy and paste geometry to make things seem grander then they are... Look closely and those archways are the same, with a few broken columns that are simply the same broken column rotated and switched sides. Those pillars of rock coming out of the lava... they are all just two sets of geometry resized and rotated. "

Yes. We in the biz call that "level design". :P 
^ Exactly 
 
C&p Saves Lives 
Making prefabs and then rotating/c&p /scaling them all over the level is a great idea for a map jam or any project with a short time limit! if you are making every last detail custom then that is a mountain of work that isn't really necessary! At the end of the day no one will really notice that stuff is c&p if you do it well, ie. varying the rotations, size, and lighting enough to make it all feel unique.

Also, reminding everyone that this Sunday 9th is ROLL CALL! :D 
Octagon Rocks 
Search for "columnar basalt" for more examples. Forms in volcanic regions. 
That's Where I Got The Idea :D 
 
Don't Steal From My Vacation Pics You Cretin 
 
Im Looking Forward To Playing This Mapjam, Particulalry 
everything looks great so far. 
Daz U Rock. 
Etc. 
Yep 
It's gonna be kinda awesome as it's going.

Btw thinking about map jams: it may be nice to have a chainmap map jam - to connect all the entries into one large (or even giant) map. It's much harder to do because it requires someone to work on the map after everyone finished their part and make the gameplay flow mostly from scratch, but the result may really great, especially since we have bsp2 format.

It's a shame that there were no chainmaps since sm82. That was 10 years ago. 
Grand Idea Pulsar! 
 
Mfx 
mfx, I just want to say how much I fancy your maps. I'd take them to giblet dinner anytime. 
 
Thats Meant To Be Funny 
 
 
Get a room. 
 
Christ almighty. Couldn't you pick someone pretty. I actually had a quick fap, because she's so ugly that my brain automatically streamed billions of beautiful women before my eyes. I love my brain. 
 
Map a room. 
 
vertex a bridge and get over it. 
Ha! Nailed It. 
Think I have a rock prefab:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/amurad/Games/jam6b_zpshvmy6z1m.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/amurad/Games/jam6a_zpssdvhzf0f.jpg

I said rock prefab, not door, ok? Ignore the door. And sky. Lighting needs work as well.

The first rock is never forgotten =~) 
 
Everything snapped to a grid of 4, built in a safe way, following this technique:

http://www.simonoc.com/pages/articles/rockwall1_1.htm 
 
Like the transition from orange to blueish! 
 
That looks pretty good. I should try making rocks that way. I always use triangles and my rocks always come out looking...triangular. 
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