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A Load of Useless Bloody Loonies
- LUN3DM3: File Information ----------------------------------------------- 06.18.2001 --- Title : A Load of Useless Bloody Loonies Filename : lun3dm3.pk3 Author : Lunaran Email Address : **email removed** I will not help you with your mod, I will not make a map for you, and I am not an all-in-one information service. Web Site : lunaran.fragland.net Previous Releases : Lun3DM2 - Let's Drink Beer and Shoot Things, Q3DM Lun3DM1 - Coriolis Storm, Q3DM LunQ2DM1 - The Gridlock, Q2DM westfront - Westfront Facility, HLDM complex - The Complex, Q2DM Installation : To install, simply unzip and place lun3dm3.pk3 in your baseq3 directory wherever you installed Quake3:Arena. The map should now be accessible via the Multiplayer menu or by typing "\map lun3dm3" at the console without the quotes. : To play in CPMA (www.promode.org) (highly reccomended) install Lun3DM3 as usual, and additionally, unzip and place lun3dm3-cpm.pk3 in your CPMA directory. The map should now be accessible via the CPMA menus or by typing "\map lun3dm3-cpm" at the console without the quotes. : To play with the custom bots I included, you need to download Harlequin's Team-Storm skin pack from www.planetquake.com/.../cottages/qbranch and properly install it. The custom bots included are specifically written to a) bring out the good qualities in this map's gameplay, to try and make up for the fact that the bots can't figure out the lift or the rocket launcher, and b) provide you with all Doom-skinned bots to enhance the atmosphere. Oh stop whining, they're good skins anyway. Acknowledgements : In a very particular order understood only by me - id - especially whoever it was that added the LoD stitching the beta testers - for obvious contribution the QMap.org and #terrafusion ogres Harlequin - for all that skinning and then some Douglas Adams - for the title and the books it came from than - for some of the texture content I incorporated (the switch mainly) Friction - for giving me the idea for a "flagrant bitching and cussing clause" (see below) the Q3World level editing forum moderators - for putting up with my occasional smartassedness anybody who played and liked Lun3DM1 and 2 Beta Testers : Alcatraz and his Inmates, than, Bal, and Friction in VanillaQ3A, and Fribbles and xfoo in CPMA - Play Information ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Player Base : Can be played quite well with either 3 to 5 people in a FFA (maybe six if you're into that kind of thing) or a 1-on-1 duel. Default Bots : Flynn, Mace, Bryson, McCormick (custom) Item Load : 2 SGs, RL, PG, LG, GL, YA, RA, MH. No powerups, no railgun. - CPMA Version Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------- A Full List of : RA and YA reduced to YA and GA Differences Between Slime pool in main room shallowed - you can wade in it and don't have the Q3A and CPMA to jump to get out Versions No shells on either side of the MH, and fewer cells overall RL moved from one side of the bridge to the other - now in the elbow of the stairs with a convenient barrel for double-jumping Teleporter in the bridge room moved from the upper level to the lower Hallway between bridge room and curvy-stairs-room widened a bit Various spawns moved or removed, various ammo boxes shifted and swapped Slopy trim and very tops of ramps still clipped to prevent sudden unwanted launches into the air - if you intend to slope jump, you'll have to do it a bit earlier than usual 4 5+ healths in the bottom S-Hall 50+ healths reduced to 25+ healths More intense gameplay Bots still brick-stupid - Construction --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Base : New level from scratch Inspiration : The layout was inspired by Dapak (www.planetquake.com/dapak)) and the looks were inspired by DooM and by the fact that I had a bunch of neat textures left over from that Doom-Q3 thingie than and I messed about with back when we didn't know any better. : Yes, there are barrels of slime, but no, they don't explode. Sorry. :( Texture Scheme : LunMetal (olive) (if you plan to use these textures ... a tan version would look pretty keen, too) Very Important Note : This map is not meant to look like Doom. It is meant to look INSPIRED by Doom. ;p There was no copying, resizing, sharpening, or duplication. The rounded StarGrn* shapes are quite obviously the same - that's the entire point - but every surface was crafted from scratch with only an eye on the originals. Prefabs Used : None Brushes : 2850 Average R_Speeds : 5000 world, w/ entities, no players Worst Case R_Speeds : 8500 world, w/ entities, no players Editor(s) used : QERadiant 202 and 200f, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Known Issues : For all their incredible ability, the Quake3 bots still have trouble with (AKA: what the bots the lift in the main room. I managed to trick them into pushing the can't do on THIS button, but once the lift is up sometimes they aren't exactly compelled map) to get off the damn thing. And if they do get off, sometimes they jump back down and stand next to the button. : They also have a rather unique approach to obtaining the Rocket Launcher. Instead of jumping across the slime and back, they SWIM it (yeah, that's right) - especially Bryson. They do, rarely, jump across or back, but I have never seen them do both in the same go. I cannot fathom why, nor can I fix this. Just laugh and enjoy the fact that at least you're getting SOME entertainment from them. :D : Yes, I tried botroams and doNotEnter brushes and all that tricky crap. I HEREIN RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BITCH AND CUSS AT YOU WITH FLAGRANTLY SARCASTIC TONES OF VOICE IF YOU E-MAIL ME SUGGESTING ANYTHING TO FIX THE BOTS' BEHAVIOR, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY READ THIS WARNING. You aren't smarter than I am - get used to it. : Reviewers that take off huge amounts of score because of poor bot performance can go jump into some green slime. I'm really sorry and all but I didn't program the bots so it isn't my fault. - Copyright / Permissions ---------------------------------------------------------------- * You MAY: - Use the included custom textures & shaders, or modifications thereof, provided you give note of such in an attached readme (and please let me know). Also be sure to use directories and filenames different than those in lun3dm3.pk3, or else you run the risk of having both maps excluded from pure servers. - Distribute this pak file and/or its contents by any ELECTRONIC means, provided you leave the contents unaltered and include this text file, also unaltered. * You MAY NOT: - Decompile or reproduce the BSP as a base to build additional levels. Make your own damned maps. - Commercially exploit this file or its contents in any way. - Distribute this pak file and/or its contents on any HARD MEDIA whatsoever, including but not limited to magazine coverdisks or level compilations, without prior consent of and negotiation with the author. I mean it this time, Computer Gaming World. ,====================================================================================, | "You mean we're stuck here on this ship?" exclaimed Ford, suddenly losing | | patience with the whole charade. "When are you meant to be reaching this planet | | you're meant to be colonizing?" | | "Oh, we're nearly there I think," said the Captain, "any second now. It's | | probably time I was getting out of this bath in fact. Oh, I don't know though, | | why stop just when I'm enjoying it?" | | "So we're actually going to land in a minute?" said Arthur. | | "Well, not so much land, in fact, not actually land as such, no ... er--" | | "What are you talking about?" asked Ford sharply. | | "Well," said the Captain, picking his way through the words carefully, "I think | | as far as I can remember we were programmed to crash on it." | | "Crash?" shouted Ford and Arthur. | | "Er, yes," said the Captain, "yes, it's all part of the plan, I think. There | | was a terribly good reason for it which I can't quite remember at the moment. It | | was something to do with ... er ..." | | Ford exploded. | | "You're a load of useless bloody loonies!" he shouted. | | "Ah yes, that was it," beamed the Captain, "that was the reason." | | | | - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe | | By Douglas Adams | '===================================================================================='
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