Mini Mojo by GONNAKILLYA!
Start Date: June 19, 2001
Finish Date: September 3, 2001
Quake3Arena Tourney/DM level
Author: GONNAKILLYA! aka: Rob Peterson
Email Address: **email removed**
Homepage URL: www.planetquake.com/smackdown
Map info URL: www.planetquake.co.../MMojomain.html
Inspiration: I needed a break from working on other projects and decided it was time I attempted to
make my first Duel Tourney map.
Mini Mojo is closer to the original concept that I had for Bad Mojo. The openness and
connectivity with the windows overlooking the centre court were something I felt was
sorely missing from the released version of Bad Mojo when I had to remove them for vis
purposes. I decided that - rather than settling on Bad Mojo and forever being disappointed
at what I had released - I had to attempt a version that was as I had originally envisioned.
The "Director's Cut" so to speak.
I've deleted over 2400 brushes and entities from Bad Mojo, removing the two main opposing
outside areas entirely and adjusting some details to improve r_speeds. I also reworked
the layout and teleporter destinations slightly to promote faster game play and flow.
My original inspiration for this concept was several of the Rocket Arena maps from
that mod. THIS ISN'T A ROCKET ARENA MAP! It is designed for Vanilla Quake 3 Arena and not
Description and Tips: - the map is set in some sort of futuristic abandoned facility type dealy.
- the teleporters take you through a chute system. Bad Mojo featured them as a gimmick.
I thought about removing them from Mini Mojo for faster gameplay but realized it was
an important aspect of the overall "Mojo" concept....so I decided to keep them.
- I've added ledges to the third-floor windows. This feature allows for some rotten-
bastardly double-backs and ambushes. You can strafe-jump from ledge to ledge to keep your
opponent guessing and if you're not too confident in your strafe-jumping abilities, you
can run along any piece of trim in the centre-court area to get from ledge to ledge.
- I've tweaked the map with some custom textures from Evil Lair and Meatpack, and sounds
from Death2Uall (The Sound Factory), as well as some of my own textures and sounds.
- One of the lower level hallways feature a high speed "Jousting area". There is a pair
of launchpads that quickly shoot you to the other end of the hall. This is a feature added
simply to add to the FUN FACTOR. The bots like to have midair duels in this part of the
map with any willing combatant.
Boing! Wheeee!!! Bang! Dead.
- Because of the openness of the map, most times you can hear your opponent so you'll
usually have a vague-to-rough idea of where he/she is and can plan out yer strategy
accordingly....and you're never too far from the action! Some people say that you
shouldn't be able to hear your opponent that much during Tourney play, but that's their
opinion. I think it adds intensity and spontaneity to the match rather than just a "First
Sighting" type of encounter with your opponent. :)
- Bot play has also improved over Bad Mojo. They'll either ambush you by jumping on your
head from above with the Lightning Gun blazing away or rail your sorry ass from across
the map. They also get a kick outta using the pinapple launcher. The bots will hunt the
entire map as well as momentarily camping out a few windows for a look at the centre court
area below....and they don't seem to be at all afraid of jumping out a window to grab an
item or engage someone in a SmackDown. I've also personally seen Hunter run along the trim
of the upper level overlooking the centre court, jump thru a window and blast Xaero in the
back of the head. Sneaky bitch.
- I've also been told that this map plays well using the CPM mod, although the item
placement is designed primarily for Vanilla Quake III Arena. I haven't tried it using
the mod, so any feedback would be cool.
- I know that Mini Mojo is pretty much symetrical, but since it's such a small map
and it's main design is for Duel Tourney play, I figured I'd keep it simple. I did a few
things to break up the symetry but nothing too special...r_speeds, my boy!
Besides....it's not a rule that all symetrical maps are boring......maybe this one is,
but not all symetrical maps! :)
Game performance information:
Computer specs for Map Editing and Alpha Testing:
- a panting, wheezing, totally out-of-shape-and-needing-another-cigarette Celery 533 Mhz
- 32 MB ELSA nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 video card
- 448 MB of system RAM
Quake III settings (in-game):
- Hunkmegs: 384 MB
- Screen Res: 640 X 480
- Lighting mode: Lightmap
- Texture bit: 16
- Colour bit: 16
- Texture detail: High
- Geometry detail: Low
- Texture Filter: Bilinear
***In-Game Performance (no bots):
The r_speeds never get up to 9000 and are 3000 - 7500 on average. Some views push 8400 but that's because
99% of the map is visible in those spots.
With the above settings and r_speeds my machine was averaging 40-85 FPS throughout the map with dips as low as
30 FPS. Of course you'll always lose at least 10 FPS when playing with bots. Performance may vary from system
to system with different in-game configs and video card, of course.
Besides...yer computer's probably faster than mine and will get better performance anyway! ;)
Tourney Play: yes
Death Match: yes, small DM (3 players, but more if you want)
Bot File (aas): yes (optimized). The bots featured in this map are Hunter and Xaero.
New sounds: yes....several from Death2Uall, one tweaked sound effect from the Star Wars Episode One
movie and several from my own personal library that I tweaked myself in Sound Forge.
New graphics: yes...a few textures from Raven recreated and tweaked in Photoshop. Several textures
from Evil Lair (texture pack #4 and other sets, I tweaked one in Photoshop with permission)
as well as some textures from Meatpack and VR Magazine's texture sets.
New music: nope, I never listen to music while playing...it distracts me from killin'
How to play: - place minimojo.pk3 in your Quake III Arena/baseq3/ folder
- start quake3arena
- hit ~ to bring down console
- type sv_pure 0 (necessary to run custom maps)
- type /map minimojo
- press enter
- add bots or players at will
- select the map under the Skirmish menu in the single
player mode with the selected bots
I am a 3D Artist/Compositor/Video Editor/Sound Designer with experience with Alias|Wavefront
PowerAnimator and Maya, Softimage, 3DStudio Max, Lightwave, Media 100 and After Effects...as
well as several other Graphics/Video and Sound Editing packages.
Working with Radiant is both fun in its simplicity and frustrating with it's little quirks!
Building 3D maps and running thru them is lotsa fun cause I'm not constrained to the one
rendered view/camera angle and I am free to fully explore my little virtual worlds from
any angle in real time! Coolio! The Quake III engine KICKS ASS!
Mini Mojo is my fourth published q3a map.
List of Maps: MonkeyMadness (Quake3): www.planetquake.com/lvl/comments.asp
Mini Mojo (Quake3): THIS ONE!!!!!!
Malediction (Quake3): Coming Soon!
Bad Mamma Jamma CTF (Quake3): Coming Soon!
Battle of Theed (Quake3): Coming Soon!
FEEDBACK: I'd like to hear what you think on layout, detailing, lighting and above all else....FUN FACTOR.
Please feel free to send your comments, suggestions or death threats to:
email: **email removed** OR **email removed**
ICQ #: 83204985
Editor: Q3Radiant 199 by id Software
Other programs: BSPC Gui, Q3Build, Photoshop, Sound Forge, ACDSee, QuickTime Pro
Known bugs: none....I hope I got them all
Build time: 1 day to build, 2 months to tweak and finally release it (off and on, mostly off)
Compile time: 2 hours 29 Minutes (full vis light -extra)
Public Beta Versions: 2
Dealies: 1880 Brushes, 409 Entities
WARM FUZZY SECTION:
Extra Special thanx to:
ID SOFTWARE for making a kick-ass game as well as a kick ass engine and providing FREE tools to the community to
develop levels! Q3Radiant is a seriously fun program to create with.
Very Special thanx to:
******Everyone listed here gave feedback and are the reason this map isn't a complete piece of crap. It's still
a piece of crap but not an utter and totally, completely unequivocal, ripe-smelling piece of crap. Cheers!
Special thanx to:
- Rocket Arena 3 for the inspiration. I think it's one of the best mods out there. Of any game. Period.
- VEXAR. The teleporter chute's functionality was inspired by the multiple teleporter/portal camera
chute in his map, Gateway. I tried to make them as different from his as I could so that instead of
a complete rip off, it's a variation on a theme.
The Gateway map can be downloaded at www.planetquake.com/lvl/comments.asp
Check it out!
- Sock for the cool DUSTBALL skybox. I highly recommend you download his many awesome skybox sets.
It can sure turn an otherwise "OK" looking map into an visual feast!
Check 'em out! Grab his maps as well, they rock!
- Yves Allaire...aka Evil Lair, for alot of the textures.
Home Page: www.planetquake.com/hfx
I'm honored to say that Yves Allaire has told me that Bad Mojo helped inspire him to make his
Texture Set #4. To show my appreciation, I've incorporated several texture selections from that
very set into Mini Mojo. It gave an old look a fresh coat of paint. I also tweaked the one floor
texture (tfloor2.jpg from Set #4) in Photoshop with his permission. Thanx dude, you've got class!
- Pete Parisi...aka Meatpak, for some cool textures that I tend to be using more and more.
Home Page: www.badmeat.com
- Raven Software for the texture inspiration.
- Death2Uall for the cool sound FX. His sound sets can be downloaded from my website:
Email: **email removed**
Kudos for letting me host your poop, dude!
Regular and Decaf thanx to:
- Tigger-oN and Mandog for setting the standards of level design to be followed and
for maintaining ..::LVL. They've also graciously provided the template for this coolio
text file. Otherwise I'd have no idea what to put in. They really have their hands
full testing and reviewing all those maps...some of them as dreadful than this one!
However, I'm sure most of it is not really what I would call "tedious work". More like fun
in the name of progress! I'd give my left nut to do what they do. A big thumbs up. Thru
their reviews, they've directly helped me become a better mapper.
- Quake3World.com and ..::LVL for their fine forum sections.
- ..::LVL for their beta section.
- Any other mappers and gamers in the past who gave some input on how to be a better mapper
as well as those generous enough to create tutorials for me to follow to learn the shit.
Distribution / Copyright / Legal Crapola to keep the lawyers happy
(and who likes a happy lawyer?)
Copyright (c) 2001, Robert Peterson, **email removed** All rights reserved.
Quake III Arena is a registered trademark of id Software, Inc.
Elite Force is a registerd trademark of Raven Software.
Meatpak and Evil Lair textures are property of their respective owners, even the altered one.
Altered sound effect from Star Wars Copyright Lucasfilm.
Sound Factory sounds property of Death2Uall.
All other media created by and property of Robert Peterson...so there. :)
All textures and media contained within this PK3 file remain property of their respective owners.
Go ahead and distribute this level....only at NO CHARGE to the recipient in its current state. It
must include this .txt file, and may NOT be modified in any way. Just email me and let me know. :)
Blah, blah, blah......lawyer crap...blah, blah!
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Stay tuned!!! A beta of version of GONNAKILLYA's next Quake III Arena map, Malediction will be coming
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