Twisted Palace of Hate
by Sock
date: 13th of June 2000.
Quake3Arena DM/Tourney level.

title: Twisted Palace of Hate
file: tpalace.pk3
author: Sock
email address: **email removed**
URL: homepages.enterpri...imonoc/main.htm
description: Large Courtyard/Rooftop DM map.
This map was designed for Internet/LAN play and has
been optimized for good solid FPS and game flow.

play information

tourney: Min 2on2, Ideal 4on4
deathmatch: Min 4-8, Ideal 8-16
CTF: no
Bot File (aas): yes (Optimized)
new sounds: no
new graphics: yes (mainly shader re-works)
new music: no

* Have included additional screenshots of the level in the zip file.

how to play place tpalace.pk3 in your /baseq3/ folder
start quake3arena
hit ~
type /map tpalace
type /addbot <botname> <skill>
hit ~ (to clear the console)

Note: If the map does not start automatically after loading then make
sure you have the SV_PURE variable set to 0. I also included an arena
file in the pk3 file so that it can be loaded from the menus.


My first offically released Q3A map.

I recommend that you choose bots which will use the
BFG like Slash or Xaero. I have included them on the
initial recommended bot list.

I spent a very long time getting the game flow and FPS right.
I hate laggy maps and believe more time should be spent on
getting the FPS at acceptable levels than producing eye candy
which does not play right at good high resolution settings
on MOST machines.

I used the following guidlines for construction of this map:
Tris value limit : 5500, Spikes : 6500

Only FPS problems noted was that the lower water section dropped
to 40fps using a V5500 with max detail and 2xFSAA.
On a GeForce DDR running at medium detail it was smooth as silk.

This map has been tested with TNT, TNT2, GeForce DDR, V5500 Graphic cards.
It has been tested on LAN's and various standalone machines.

If this level is hosted any Internet server, please, please let me know
because I would love to see how it works online.

If anybody does any reviews of this level please drop me a mail
to let me know. Good or bad still interested.


base: From Scratch using my own prefabs.
The gargoyle arch is based on an arch in Dublin, Ireland.
VIS: Full
Light: Extra
editor: Q3Radiant 191 by Id Software
other progs: Paintshop Pro, Photoshop.
know bugs: none reported.
build time: 3 weeks.
build version: 14 (N)

thanks to ...

Eutectic for all your support and advice.
Stormhand for listening to the level madness

Level testers: Stormhand, Eutectic, Thrakkorzog, Ranger, Smack2[SiN]

Without your advice, comments and good all round support this level
would have never been released. Thanks.

To all Sinners where ever you are !!
Come back home to ritualistic and say hello ...

Distribution / Copyright / Permissions

Copyright (c) 2000 sock, **email removed**
All rights reserved.

Quake III Arena is a registered trademark of
id Software, Inc.

This level may be electronically distributed only at
NO CHARGE to the recipient in its current state, MUST
include this .txt file, and may NOT be modified IN