Here is a brilliant map which introduces Q3A to the world of moody Film-Noir
and pushes it to the limits. Set in a fog-enshrouded port town at night
complete with jetty, which uses many of the visual effects of ydnar's fantastic q3map2
Effects in this atmospheric map include high-res shadows, lightmapped terrain
and models, bump-mapping and foghull, among others. As a result, r-speeds are
very high (you WILL need a beefy machine for this one!) and it takes longer to
load than usual, as well as needing a 'stable' Q3A installation, but the visual
are worth it.
The size of the town is reasonably small to compensate for the eye-candy
involved, and navigation over the uneven cobbled streets and obstacles is not
easy, but the bots manage quite well and put up a good fight. There are also a
few little flaws in the visuals, such as missing textures but the author
acknowledges this as this map is designed to push the Q3A engine to its very
limits. Weapons included are a SG, PG, RG and RL, and a Regen powerup.
Keep this if you like Film-Noir and your machine is beefy.
Reviewed by Foebane
The download no longer includes a soundtrack. (2.Nov.2003