Certain Ruin
Screenshot for Certain Ruin by Tigger-oN
Added: 20 Mar, 2001   More than 15 years old Over 50 comments.
Promo Shot
#69
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25 Feb 2012
FragTasticFragTastic
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This is amazing :).
#68
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05 Oct 2011
TigTig
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Wow, thanks heaps for the very kind words and getting the release added to FragLove!
#67
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05 Oct 2011
EmeraldTigerEmeraldTiger
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Got the chance to play this map on FragLove. (I actually suggested it to be added, hehe) While I didn`t play all four arenas yet, I did play Flat Ground and Quiet Times.
Flat Ground is a lot more fun than it first seems, you really have to play it online to appreciate it. Think of the Amphitheatre, but the lava teleports you rather than killing you. (And also looking so much better than that visual failure) The rocks break up the "flatness" and encourage defensive gameplay. The teleporting from the lava is very useful and balanced by the fact that you can easily get shot in the back. A much more strategic arena than it first appears.
Quiet Times has got to be one of the most tactical maps I've ever played. You really need to take advantage of your environment here, or you're fodder for snipers. (and indeed I swallowed quite a few slugs) That fountain, the plants - anything to obscure the vision of the attacker when the mountains are not available to you. While most maps usually do have obstacles such as this, it's done a lot more subtly and tastefully as the elements used for cover from fire aren't your typical columns or crates but actual, environmental objects. This is not seen in many other maps. Plus the aesthetics are amazing - I think the Japanese garden style was pulled off much more cleanly than Japanese Castles (q3wcp1). Only real nitpick was the different textures between the dirt, grass, and mountains not smoothly making transitions, although PRI brush usage would've sent compile times skyrocketing - and from the looks of things they were bad enough. (3 days? Dang man!)
It`s a great package and I never thought I`d actually get to enjoy it online. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to see not only some works of art, but for those who have FragLove, to play a few rounds on it and appreciate the simplicity offered here. I might even make a DM version of Quiet Times with items and all if I get the time - seeing as the map source is available.
Excellent job my friend.
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18 May 2011
TigTig
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@SW12: Checked out the HUNT mod, kind of a cool mod. Fast and frantic. Reminded me of Serious Sam. The 'Escape from Hell' mode is interesting as the maps are made dynamically.
Anyway, this map will not work with the HUNT mod 'as is', due to the RA3 entities and a few other things, but it would not take much to make it work. You would need to link the areas with a few teleports, place a few spawn points and other 'items' so the mod 'knows' about the map - then compile it - which will take a little while (like over night maybe). As the map file is available, good luck!
If you do re-compile the map for the mod, let me know or send me a d/load link. Would be keen to check it out.
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18 May 2011
SW12
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Okay. Thanks anyways. Basically what I was trying to do was play this map with the HUNT mod which is like a mod where you can fight monsters instead of bots, which spawn randomly around the map (usually where an item would). The problem was that no monsters spawned. I tried it in "save the universe" mode, but maybe it would work in "Escape from hell" mode. I don't know-but its worth a try.
#64
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17 May 2011
TigTig
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@SW12: Do you mean with distinct different themed areas in the one map? If so, I only of RA3 maps like this.
If you take out the 'in one map' part, there are heaps, but I guess you already know that :]
To be honest, I have not played the HUNT mod. I'll need to check this out.
#63
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17 May 2011
SW12
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@Tig: Do you know of any other Time travel like maps like this one that aren't RA3 or defrag? What I am trying to play is HUNT but no monsters spawned.
#62
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24 Apr 2011
TigTig
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There are no missing textures. What sometimes happens is a 'different' map with an alphabetical name before 'tig_ra3' may have an error in a script file.
Any chance of a screenshot of the issue or the name of the missing textures (from the console)?
#61
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24 Apr 2011
Nail
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This map has missing textures. Where do I download the textures???
#60
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29 Oct 2010
SW12
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The Area with white fog reminds me of The Ewok Endor trees from Star Wars. Did you know that my profile's first 2 letters Are abbreviations for Starwars?
#59
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28 Oct 2010
TigTig
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Thanks!
I've added a few more screenshots for this release as well.
#58
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28 Oct 2010
gooball60gooball60
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TIG, YOU ROCK!!! :D
#57
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03 Sep 2010
lol
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Tig, if you want this map you'll need one thing it's Rocket Arena 3 v1.76 mod.
#56
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22 Jun 2010
SW12
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Oh. Well, without bots I find it old rather quickly. But the area with the fog looks like Endor from Starwars Ep. IV
#55
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22 Jun 2010
TigTig
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It is all one map and needs to be played with the RA3 mod. You need to select the map you want to play from a 'staging' area by walking into a teleporter.
#54
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22 Jun 2010
SW12
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What's the map in screenshot with the White fog called?
#53
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19 May 2009
cityycityy
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We had the same thing in mind RotaryFist.cz :)
#52
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19 May 2009
this level looks interesting from the screenshots, its a pity theres not a vanilla version
#51
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27 Mar 2001
Bauul
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Following the initial beta, this map has progressed to end.
Although I like the old clan map better. ;) No, not really, the new version is a lot better in every respect. All the arenas have a very professional feel to them, and make a very welcome change from the typical gothic look of vanilla Quake III maps. Personally, my favourite arenas are the space type tree type map (as you can probably guess, I can't remember the names of the arenas), and the clan map.
I strongly recommend all Rocket Arena 3 fans grab this map, all the levels are excellent and very involving (perhaps with the exception of the cave tourney map).
Defiantly a healthy 9 from me, the large file size is a small price to pay for the class in a .bsp file that comes in the pk3. And finally, I’m mentioned in the read me! Woo! Thanks Tig. You've really made my day.
#50
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27 Mar 2001
R3DFIV3{KEA}
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Yep, I had a broken shader in a map called realmra3map1. It had also caused me some some grief by breaking some textures in my CPMA (weapons fire of all things). Can't wait to see your map now!
#49
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26 Mar 2001
Dark Spot in the Corner
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Huzzah!
Tigger-on shows us that maintaining a review-site and creating maps is not only possible at the same time, but also a good idea :-)
Great looks, and vast diversity in this release Tig. I especially liked the japanese garden (the terrain adds a lot flair to the map, in addition of adding that "real" touch)
Just don't stop mapping, the scene needs you ;-]
#48
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26 Mar 2001
arQon
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Good guess Tig. :)
It's not quite that extreme - the water texture is pretty delicate, even at picmip 3 it's smushed to the point of no animation, which makes it just a slight grey blend over the pond. Now that I know it's there I notice it, but before I was wondering if I had a missing texture.
I like water as a sound cue, and I'm guessing that's the real point of this anyway. :)
#47
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26 Mar 2001
not entered
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I can't download this anywhere.
Fileplanet sux. What a load of crap.
#46
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24 Mar 2001
Tigger-oN
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GONNAKILLYA!: No TV at my place and this map took about 6 months, thats about 4 months longer than I thought it would :]
#45
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24 Mar 2001
GONNAKILLYA!
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D'oh!
I meant "how you find the time to make wicked maps like this and STILL have the time to review others and maintain the site!"
I don't know what I was thinking when I pressed the submit button.
#44
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24 Mar 2001
GONNAKILLYA!
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These maps rock!
Excellent flow, gameplay and atmosphere in some great maps.
Honestly Tig, I don't know how you find the time to make wicked maps like this and STILL have the time to pound out your own. Do you sleep?
Great work! Keep it coming.
#43
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24 Mar 2001
<|3FG20K>
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This is a masterpiece in the area of detail and construction, but I don't find the gameplay very enticing. I might just have to get used to it =|. Good work!
<|3FG20K>
#42
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24 Mar 2001
Tigger-oN
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R3DFIV3{KEA}: I pretty sure you have either a damaged .shader in a differerent .pk3 or you have a beta version of tig_ra3 in your /baseq3 or /arena folders. Have a look for a tig_ra3 beta level first and delete it if you find one. If its a different .pk3 then it could be any number of .pk3's :[
#41
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24 Mar 2001
R3DFIV3{KEA}
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Can anyone explain why I see a lot of missing textures, especially the sky when I have hi-quality sky off? And also, I have copied pretty much all my RA3 maps in my CPMA folder so I can play CA. Now why is it that when I select CA in the CPMA map menu I get no maps showing?
#40
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23 Mar 2001
Tigger-oN
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arQon: Try a team message when you here that water sound but do not see any water. I'm guessing its the "small pond" section and you have some setting (like r_picmap 9) which is not rendering the water.
#39
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23 Mar 2001
arQon
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At first glance, I thought the CA had no chance of actually working, but I was really surprised at how well it plays. It's not half as open or as simple as it looks, and while I generally like a lot more vert in CA maps, bottom line is, it works. One small thing: I get splashing sounds walking by one set of plants, but there's no water there.
Thought the 1v1's were interesting, and a VERY welcome change from the usual "here's a big open space to see who's got the lowest-ping LG" fillers.
/me is keeping it
#38
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22 Mar 2001
cin
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WD Tig, looks great. Although it did in the betas, the box ca map developed quite well from what it first was. ;)
I did notice a little bit of zebra-ing on a couple of faces near the little waterfall bit in it tho, from far away in spectator mode, you know how they appear in a certain range and then disappear when you're closer, its only on two faces of the rock though. :)
I'll take screenshots and email them to you if you can't find them.
Other than that, GREAT!
#37
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22 Mar 2001
weasy
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Very nice work. A nice clean look with new textures. I haven't played it on a server yet, but the layouts look nice and the atmosphere is great too =)
#36
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22 Mar 2001
Wreta
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Very nice, Looks awsome!
Great work!
#35
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21 Mar 2001
SgtGhost
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good job Tig!
Here are some servers with the map!
207.236.55.124:27960 City Of Refuge(RA3)
208.61.28.142:27960 Tumistomb.com
#34
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21 Mar 2001
pb|xscream
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anyone know of any servers who have this in rotation?
thx
#33
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21 Mar 2001
Frib
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Thats some awesome shit... I'm impressed beyond words... :D
#32
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21 Mar 2001
SLoB
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Cool Map Tig :)
lurve the little spiderwebs and the plants look cool, I'm just downloading but did play the last beta version and noticed that the respawn when you drop into the lava in one arena which would probably have been better making the players die rather than respawn them cos of the oh lets just jump off the edge cos i will respawn type thing.
some nice variations and ideas there :) N1 :)
hmm RA3 lover _CPMA convert
and every1 else :)
bots will suck in all ra3 maps until they have been remapped with bot entities, bots navigate the levels looking for weapons and armour, since there is neither in ra3 maps the bots will be pathetic.
the only way to play bots in an arena is when it has been optimised for bot play and ra3 supports them, as far as i know none of the ra3 maps have been mapped with bot play in mind but for real life players only.
anyways nice job Tig :), hope the water sounds arnt too loud in the final version :)
L8r
SLoB
#31
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21 Mar 2001
sheer
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The maps rawk tig *thumbs up*. No problems using it in CPMA either. Now where`s that RA3 update....? ;)
#30
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20 Mar 2001
elvendawn
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nitin: form what i understand (i could be wrong) but Crt is the only programmer for ra3, and he rarely has time to update ra3, but will not let anyone else take over the coding. so it is entirely posable for Crt to add bot support, but the question is, "Will he?"
#29
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20 Mar 2001
weasel
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bah, never mind...im wrong again
#28
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20 Mar 2001
Johnny Law
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Nope, they are one big map.
#27
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20 Mar 2001
weasel
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if you wanna play the maps as SP maps, i think you can extract them from the PK3 and make a few arena files. RA3 maps aren't just one big map, its a bunch of maps and a script.
#26
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20 Mar 2001
nitin
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one ore thing, if it's possible for cpma beta 3 to add bot support for RA3 maps then why cant RA3 itself add bot support in a future patch?
#25
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20 Mar 2001
Immortal
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I don't use to play RA3
So I'll only say about the design , well design is great :)
only thing i don't like is the architecture around the waterfall
Moving though terrain in japaneese part s really enjoyable
#24
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20 Mar 2001
nitin
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I also back a request for some of these to be converted to normal q3 please Tig.
#23
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20 Mar 2001
n0ir
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Damn the screenie looks beautiful, can't wait to try it.
#22
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20 Mar 2001
elvendawn
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tigger_on, i didn't rename ur map, just ther .pk3 file, and thats all that needs rnaming, and in renaming all that happens is q3 loads ur shaders, which is a good thing
#21
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20 Mar 2001
Tigger-oN
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elvendawn: Delete 'realmra3map1' do NOT rename tig_ra3, there is nothing wrong with my map and renaming will not allow you to join online servers playing in pure mode. realmra3map1 is buggy, not my map. Get in touch with the author and hassle them to fix it :]
#20
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20 Mar 2001
Johnny Law
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realmra3map1 has been "known bad" ever since shortly after its release (I kinda wonder why it's never been updated). Personally I've just gotten rid of it... reluctantly, because it has some cool parts, but I got tired of it causing problems.
#19
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20 Mar 2001
elvendawn
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alright, for my last post ( sorry if it looks like im spamming ) but i got a remidy for the texture conficts in tig_ra3 with realmra3map1. the easiest way to fix the problem is just rename tig_ra3.pk3 -> a_tig_ra3.pk3.
this is b/c unlike textures and the sort, q3, once it loads a shader it keeps it, and wont write over the shader if it loads a shader with the same name later. There is no conficts with realmra3map1 either. (hay tig, u might wanna metion this to everyone also, just for their infomation.)
#18
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20 Mar 2001
elvendawn
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Ok, i found the conficts with tig_ra3. realmra3map1 is causing all the missing textures and the black SS arena.
I am currently tring to figure out where exactly the confict is, to see if they can coinside together, if not, sorry tig but im gonna have to deal with missing textures cuz realmra3map1 is played quite often.
#17
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20 Mar 2001
elvendawn
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finally a couple maps that are different, im starting to get bored of the normal space/gothic themes (even tho there are still very good maps out there)
but it still needs work:
-i have missing textures in every arena.
-and for some reason (no matter what lod setting i have) Succulent Subversion is all black, i can't see anything? wierd
#16
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20 Mar 2001
Johnny Law
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wviperw: Yes, noclip will work fine.
others: Guys, let's not bring an RA3/CPMA bitchfight in here. multiarena_man made a good suggestion for folks who want a quick way to check out this map in arena play... can we leave it at that? Anything else should go into some other forum.
#15
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20 Mar 2001
Eraser
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Very good looking map Tigger-oN. Is the first one inspired by the last scene in the fight with Darth Maul in Episode I? Kinda looks like it :)
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20 Mar 2001
Peak_Man
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Dude, you _need_ to release some sort of baseq3 version of this. I can't play RA3 because I'm a laggy 56ker, but I can play SP Baseq3... this map looks awsome.
#13
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20 Mar 2001
wviperw
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Would I even be able to look at the maps in VQ3? Say, with noclip on or something?
#12
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20 Mar 2001
RA3 lover _CPMA convert
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Map looks ok (guess we'll see more terrain type maps)... but worthless in a big RA3, CPMA game. Its pretty slow in areas with no one in it...8 or so people fighting and gag. Let me play it some more.
#11
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20 Mar 2001
RA3 lover _CPMA convert
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Doods CPMA is much better. Does and plays like RA3 but with cheat protection. Has offline bot support also.
Can play RA3 type game with CPMA ..plus TDM, DM in multi arenas. All Multiarena maps should have weapons in them now to play them with CPMA and other game types cpma supports, and to help bot movement. RA3maps work with CPMA. Info at www.planetquake.com/pur3maps for info on playing bots offline with RA3maps1 thru 8.
#10
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20 Mar 2001
CGS
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Hmmm, i dont have any of your beta's not sure what the problem is.
I will delete the file and reinstall it again
#9
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20 Mar 2001
multiarena_map
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BTW... I see all the textures. Great work, tigger!
#8
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20 Mar 2001
multiarena_man
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I'm not going into discussion about promode physics or not. I JUST say: If he wants to take a look to the map and he doesn't want to download 60 megas (ra3) he can see it with CPMA (1meg).
CPMA includes the gametype "clan arena", witch is THE SAME (just with cheat protection) as rocket arena.
Don't confuse CPMA with promode, they are different things.
#7
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20 Mar 2001
zaboo
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the maps look great
but im missing alot of textures!
#6
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20 Mar 2001
hhmz
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Ohw please promode..gfy. Ra is much better then that..
#5
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20 Mar 2001
Budda
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Those multi-arenas are a bitch eh? Good job Tig I hope the multi finds success. And just download RA3, you'll find occupied servers.
#4
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20 Mar 2001
Tigger-oN
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CGS: If you have ANY tig_beta levels you will need to delete them - if you have something tig_ra3_betaX, just delete it. This is the only thing I can thing of. The level was tested on a number of PC before being released and none had missing textures. The only other thing may be a damaged .shader in a different .pk3 file - this is a bit of a problem and very little I can do about that one :[
#3
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20 Mar 2001
multiarena_man
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Bomerlunder: Instead of RA3 you can download CPMA beta 3 ( www.promode.org/ ) witch has clan arena gametype with multiarena suport and it's less than 1 mega.
#2
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20 Mar 2001
CGS
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Nice looking map there Tig!
I have a few textures missing though, not sure if its just me or not.
On the first arena there a quite a few missing textures, on arena 2 i join the arena and everything is black i dont seem to move (maybe i am moving but its all black so it seems like im not)and the clan arena im missing textures too.
Anyone else or is it just me?
Gj though alot of work has gone into this map!
#1
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20 Mar 2001
Bomerlunder
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looks great, I think I have to download RocketArena3 :-D or could you make a vanilla quake3 version? perhaps with teleporters in the maps? ok, I think it is better if I download RA3 since you had to compile it 3 days, you must be very patient :-) *thumbsup*

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