Quaketastic File Updated
I've taken the liberty of updating the file on Quaketastic with the newer version (2.0). It is now the same as on Quaddicted.
I say the problem with the vermis is mostly (90%) within the vermis' AI, most maps with it got a safespot
There's actually a newer version located at the the following URL. I saw this posted on the Quakespasm discussion here on Celephais.
Thanks For A Great Map
@skacky: this is really your 1st map? i would take my hat off if i had one :-). played both versions on hard and the second is definitely better. i found only two secrets on the first run but 11 on the second one. they are well hidden but if you pay attention to your surroundings...
i'm maybe wrong but you replaced one invisibility ring with quad. i like it. ring is useless most of the time anyway.
one final quastion to anybody who has experience with mapping. two really big maps were released recently - horde of zendar and this one. i know that quake doesn't like complicated open spaces with lots of details. i have quite good rig to run skacky's map with darkplaces in 1920*1200 with everything maxed except for realtime world and the framerate is almost always 60 /with v-sync on/. horde of zendar is a different story. average fps is like 20 with often drops to 5-7 which makes the level unplayable in dp. i can lower resolution but to no avail. i know that sock's map uses bps2 format, but dp supports it, doesn't it?
i'm not a mapper.. i mean i know the basics..but what makes the sock's map so demanding?
I started the game via Quake Injector. I was playing it normally. Then I quick saved the game by pressing F6. After a while, I pressed F9 to quick load that save point. Quake engine gave this error:
Z_Realloc: failed on allocation of 36864 bytes
Quake Engine: QuakeSpasm 0.85.9
Command line options: None
i know that sock's map uses bps2 format
No, it does not.
Have you tried running Zendar with dynamic lights disabled?
I run quake on a pretty crappy system (even use onboard gfx since i burned my gfx card. but had no trouble running zendar, i do nerve settings a lot i geuss its that or in the parameters in the command line
this is the line i use (dotn ask me what it all does i just builded that command line over the years :)
c:\games\quake\fitzquake_mark_5.exe -hipnotic -game quoth -window -dinput -m_smooth -zone 2048 -heapsize 192000 -mem 256 +set s_khz 44 -bpp 32 -gamma 0.3 +max_edicts 2048
(and that quad replaced by a ring but a different quad just before got removed)
Jakub: it's my second released map for Quake (my first map is a speedmap I'm going to release properly), but I've been designing levels for almost a decade now. Not too certain what makes sock's map demanding on your rig, I can play it without any framerate drops with Fitz 0.85.
hkBattousai: now this is really weird. I'm using QS 0.85.9 too and I don't have this issue. The only things I have in my command line are -hipnotic -game quoth -gl_texturemode gl_nearest_mipmap_linear.
ok.. my mistake.. i was sure i've read somewhere that zendar uses bsp2 version. thanks for clarification. but the question remains. in can run on my pc even the monster warpspasm maps or marcher forters etc... w/out problems. it's some mysterious problem with zendar... no. that's not just zendar. all sock's maps run significantly slower than all other maps. it's just that with zendar i reach new depth of fps drops. dp settings is always the same.
i dissabled everything i could in dp option and zendar still runs like dead snail. i can even totally disable lighting by setting r_fullbright 1 and still no change. there are no monsters in sight and fps is 15-20. map runs ok in quakespasm/fitz. guess zendar doesn't like darplaces.
r_novis 0. that was the fist one i tried.:-)
Sounds Like DP Is Guilty For Something...
Big Post, Board Deleted It (timeout??)
TL, won't rewrite.
Cool map, great quality, good secrets, fair gameplay, needed a bit more challenge / fresh combat.
Hay i really enjoyed this map. i played it on a low skill setting cose im not that good of a player. the only thing i could say i wish i saw that was not in the map would have been a Eddie monster your castle just seems the kind of place he would hang out! outstanding job!
I was able to play it after adding the command line option:
I didn't bother trying for 512 or 1024. It just worked fine for 2048kb zone size.
played this recently, was saving it for when I had time to enjoy it properly. 65 comments, that's it? Deserves way more feedback in my view, overall a great map (more details in forthcoming review).
Is Quaddicted Down Again
works fine here, what is the symptom you see?
This is a masterpiece. It looks amazing (love the lighting and details such as the view through windows), have nice, balanced combat, brilliant secrets, excellent usage of Quoth-resources and a cool ending. A work of art.
Just played it for the first time. I always loved knave maps nad this one is really nice in terms of visuals. The gameplay is good enough. Found 6 secrets, probably will play it again to find some more.
We need more knave maps!
another great map i've yet to play
Lost And Found
So I played (and commented above) this almost five years ago and it stuck in my memory, but I couldn't remember which map it was when I wanted to replay it last year. But last week I stumbled upon it when browsing Quake Injector and I still think it's great. Probably the most beautiful Knave map I've played. And I think I'll remember it permanently now.