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Solitude by Hipshot
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Obsessed Rep. 343
#24   30 Jan 2018
Extremely atmospheric map! And all this design in no way hurts the gaming aspect. There are a couple of features done so subtly that I just can't imagine how it was done. =)
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Scummy unregistered
#23   09 Nov 2014
I love this map!!! play it more than my own.. lol
Your work is by far my favorite. . Would give a left love spud to be as good. :)
Please oh please keep them coming Hipshot...
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FragTastic Rep. 946
#22   09 Jan 2012
This map can be found on Map-Factory.org!

http://www.map-facto...tch/solitude-2632
Edited: 21 Jul 2012 AEST

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Kaz unregistered
#21   25 Jul 2011
Now that the competition is over I can quit telling myself "don't worry, it's not THAT good," and actually appreciate how *incredibly badass* this map is. Inspiring work, sir.
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membrane Rep. 40
#20   17 Feb 2011
Why this map still hasn't been featured in Quake Live is a mystery to me. Excellent combination of novelty gameplay and splendid atmosphere. Truly deserves an official tournament status. Great connectivity and thoughtful use of LOS allow for many non-repetitive ambushes and races for powerups. Some of the features I particularly like:
- RA teleport jumps and loops (seems to be inspired by portal :) )
- plenty of small ledges (doorways, wood beams etc.) for occasional funny camp or 'parkour' shortcut
- plasma climbs are actually useful here
- nice upgrades of 'map citations' (GA stairway from dm6, jumppad reminiscent of cpm5a)
- many routes to MH and the holes beneath railgun

Overall a yum map! I will pray for grenade launcher version :)

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GuitarMan Rep. 302
#19   21 Nov 2010
Great visuals and good gameplay. BTW, I don't know why, but the visuals reminded me of Half-Life 2.
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Anthem Rep. 190
#18   21 Nov 2010
It would be cool if lvlworld could get together with lvldesign.nl. :P Just saying.
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cityy Rep. 230
#17   20 Nov 2010
Glad you decided to do that Tig. Thanks for all the work you put into lvl::.. :)
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Tig Rep. 724
#16   20 Nov 2010
@All: Work has started (well, a design has been started) on a general discussion forum. No idea how long it will take however :]
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themuffinator Rep. 487
#15   20 Nov 2010
Going with sst13's idea, LvL really should get a forum together :) It could even be good for beta testing maps.
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SW12 unregistered
#14   20 Nov 2010
@lol, Tig is one of the Administrators of this site for Quake 3 maps. Along with Mand0g but He barely makes any comments. Tig has control of whatever goes on to this site and its up to him, the "boss" to do things for vids.

By the way. I have wanted to ask him something he didn't reply to yet. I posted the question on the map Palace of Arioch.

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RedOne Rep. 30
#13   19 Nov 2010
Another GREAT map by Hipshot. This reassembles some of the architecture I've seen in an spanish blog about photos of abandoned places (Abandonalia, its the name). Also, the gameplay is similar to crescent. I think Solitude and Crescent are my favorite Q3 maps (trhough my ooooold computer runs slow in some places). 10/10
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sst13 Rep. 321
#12   19 Nov 2010
How about a "main/off topic message-board" on ..::LvL for non map related conversation?
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Sash unregistered
#11   19 Nov 2010
Woow, Nice Design!!! Like it!!!
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Tig Rep. 724
#10   19 Nov 2010
@lol: As stated before, I use IOQuake3 instead and have no issues with sound.
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lol unregistered
#9   18 Nov 2010
Tig, I want get avidemo sound working, other Q3 players to get sound work in avidemo, but how?
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lol unregistered
#8   16 Nov 2010
Tig, are you record your Quake 3 map videos in 1,024 by 576, windowed? If you running ioquake3 with outdated graphics card, The framerate locks up to 60.
My laptop also, I set ultra high graphics in OpenArena with 1,280 by 800, fullscreen. and the fps locks up to 60, that says my graphics card is outdated.
My laptop have Intel 945GM graphics card and now I have 3 years desktop with Radeon 9550 and runs very well with ioquake3 unlocks the framerate to 125.
=)

Also, some of maps with ultra high textures as Id Tech 4 engine textures, please ensure your RAM is enough and system requirements must meet or exceed,
Tig.

The video you captured with 1024x576 and me captured with flares and bloom effect, 800x600 16xAF(Anisotropic Filtering) and No Anti-Aliasing.
The screenshots you taken is 1600x1200 me taken some screenshots is 800x600 =)
Because 800x600 in ioquake3 I love the res :D

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spirit Rep. 371
#7   15 Nov 2010
Great textures, lighting and gameplay. Awesome map.
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Tig Rep. 724
#6   14 Nov 2010
@lol: For your information, the screenshots are taken at 1600x1200, then re-sized to 640x480. The videos are recorded at 1024x576 then resized to 512x288. After a lot of testing I found these setting to give the best visual result once compressed for web.
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lol unregistered
#5   13 Nov 2010
Tig, you run Quake 3 with 800x600 res or anything else? I seen your video is set to 800x600 =)
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HelterSkeleton Rep. 2021
#4   12 Nov 2010
This is more like it! a refined sense of understatement on display. classy but not opulent! Dare i say it though: i wanted the outdoor area from the ga round to railgun/shotgun area opened - i can sort of see why it wasn't - it is a bit of a deadzone in terms of gameplay and might make the map a little too big for tourney - but it is kind of a jumpers pricktease coz you can't make the tele to red armour jump across to that spot or the slope jump from the ga and they are both begging to be done. Also the windows boarded up in the area above the tele to lightning gun should have been kept open. Lacks GL and it's a map that really needs one (and 2 x rl - is really a cpm non-negotiable) and while the health is well spaced i reckon it could have done with another 25. The trim on the stairs away from the ga is unecessary - something to be avoided - unless the arch at the exit was raised higher and a little camping ledge was added into the next room: that would have been a nice touch and introduced some functionality that is present elsewhere but noticeably absent here... i kinda like hipshots camping ledges in other maps. but this has a real nice flow and i love the dummy jump to tele you can do on the way up to the red armour - that's a real tourney moneyshot!!!
Edited: 15 Nov 2010 AEST
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zihaben unregistered
#3   11 Nov 2010
Hmmmmm looks very Kingpin'ish. Suppose you are as fan of Xatrix as I am =)
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cityy Rep. 230
#2   10 Nov 2010
I still wonder how you could pull this off in such a short time - great job, had a good time playing it. I hope we can finish ours soon. :)

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anonymous unregistered
#1   10 Nov 2010
Beautiful map. Top of the tops, only to be aspired. Congrats, Hipshot. Fully deserved its competition ranking.
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