#1 2020-10-01 13:20:06

fairweather
Member

Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

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Announcing Dwell, a brand new four episode mod project that is currently under construction.
Episode 1 is available now, with the others coming soon!

[Trailer]

[Episode 1 + Patch 2 Download]
Includes Dwell Episode 1 + Patch 2.

[Prepackaged Download]
Includes the above, plus the Quakespasm Spiked source port, and a batch file for easy launching.

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- Four Episodes featuring varied and unique themes.
- 4 custom bosses, one for each episode.
- Brand new monsters to face, including many returning from other Quake worlds.
- New weapons to hunt down and utilize.
- Complete custom soundtrack by Alekswithak.
- Support for up to 4 player co-op.
- Based on the brilliant [Copper Quake] gameplay mod by Lunaran.
- Episodic release - Get it while it's hot!


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Following the destruction of the hideous Shub-Niggurath, you scoured infinite dimensions, a guardian against her deep-rooted rot. Decades passed, and with the whispers slowly subsiding, you were finally laid to rest. A shallow, fitful slumber awaited you for the rest of your days.
That was until now. Being rustled from your rest, the voices whisper yet again. A new god has tangled its tendrils in your reality, constructing legions to its side to reanimate their respective long-dead gods, elements of life itself taken and twisted to their will, all in the hope he shall return to a physical form to consume yet another reality.
You must yet again become the guardian, to take down what dwells beneath...


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spasm0015.pngSomewhere inbetween... by Markie and Fairweather

spasm0000.pngInto the Myoid by PoolboyQ

spasm0002.pngDuet with Duat by Greenwood

spasm0005.pngUnder a Funeral Moon by VoidForce

spasm0003.pngArrivée de L'étranger by Fairweather

spasm0009.pngVestigial by JCR

spasm00500.pngThat Which Can Eternal Lie by Henry

spasm0023.pngWithin The Flayed Kingdom by Markie

spasm0004.pngDarkstar Triumvirate by Pinchy

spasmfuckmarkie.pngPrescience Overload by Mazu


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Fairweather - Project Lead, Level Design
Alekswithak  - Lead Composer
Khreathor  - QuakeC, 3D Models
Danz  - 3D Models, Sounds, Textures
Markie Music  - Level Design, Sounds, Music, Textures
JCR  - Level Design, Sounds
Greenwood  - Level Design, Textures
Maksim "VoidForce" Maksimov  - Level Design, Textures
Henry "h4724" Ambrose  - Level Design
PoolboyQ  - Level Design
Pinchy  - Level Design
Mazu  - Level Design

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To install you will need.
A. A copy of Quake
B. A supported source port (see below)
To install, use [7zip] (or a similar program) to unzip the file and put the "dwellv1" folder in the same directory as the "id1" folder, run your selected source port and enter the following into the console "game dwell" without quotations, and hit enter. Enjoy!

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- A modified Quake engine with increased limits, transparency support and BSP2 support is required, we recommend [Quakespasm Spiked].
- Also tested for compatibility in [FTE], [MarkV], [VkQuake] and [Quakespasm].
- Darkplaces has major map-breaking issues, it is not recommended.

Last edited by fairweather (2020-10-07 08:40:34)

#2 2020-10-01 16:41:12

negke
Moderator

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Nice! Can you repack it as a standard ZIP for Quaddicted so Spirit will be pleased?

#3 2020-10-01 17:00:21

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Here you go, have mercy Spirit! <3

#4 2020-10-01 20:06:21

ninja zxr
Guest

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

It wont run with quakespasm spiked, but does run on quake spasm 93.2

#5 2020-10-02 03:22:45

Con
Guest

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

@ninja zxr

It does actually work, you just need to type "game dwellv1" into the console instead of "game dwell". ^_^

#6 2020-10-02 03:36:08

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

ninja zxr wrote:

It wont run with quakespasm spiked, but does run on quake spasm 93.2

It was tested almost exclusively using Spiked, so there must be some other problem! Do you have an error message you could throw my way?

#7 2020-10-02 04:39:50

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Patch 1 has been released, including updating Pinchy's map to the release version, which I stupidly forgot to update in the main folder. My apologies to Pinchy!

#8 2020-10-02 07:16:23

Spirit
Administrator

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

fairweather wrote:

Here you go, have mercy Spirit! <3

The weather seems fair <3

#9 2020-10-02 11:35:16

ninja zxr
Guest

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Sorry my fault, i had bat file command quakespasm.exe not quakespasm spiked.exe, yes it works, and the most mouth dropping quake episode ever, playing on nightmare and it is that lol

#10 2020-10-02 12:35:38

erc
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Fairweather, how does the patched (release) version of Pinchy's map differ from the originally distributed one? I've already played the episode to completion last night. Though I may replay Pinchy's map if the newer version has expanded gameplay.

#11 2020-10-02 12:42:29

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

ninja zxr wrote:

Sorry my fault, i had bat file command quakespasm.exe not quakespasm spiked.exe, yes it works, and the most mouth dropping quake episode ever, playing on nightmare and it is that lol

I'm very glad to hear that you got it working, and thank you for the kind words <3 We had a lot of fun putting this together and can't wait to start on Episode 2.

erc wrote:

Fairweather, how does the patched (release) version of Pinchy's map differ from the originally distributed one? I've already played the episode to completion last night. Though I may replay Pinchy's map if the newer version has expanded gameplay.

Hey Erc, Pinchy's level has had a pretty sweeping polish pass across the board. More ammunition, better placement of signage and routes to help navigation, the final fight has been tweaked and now ends on the final enemy (it used to end upon the last few), and the VIS pass was rendered on a higher setting (meaning better framerates).
Also, I saw your demos and func post, I had a lot of fun going through and watching them. Cheers for that.

#12 2020-10-03 11:14:36

ninja zxr
Guest

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

The knights in the games are half invisible, even when they are dead, is this suppose to be ?

#13 2020-10-03 13:16:04

h4724
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

ninja zxr wrote:

The knights in the games are half invisible, even when they are dead, is this suppose to be ?

Yes. 25% transparency on Death Knights is one of the things that changes once you get to the gorier levels.

#14 2020-10-03 13:19:25

Spirit
Administrator

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Some forum posts were lost just now in a server upgrade, here is what was dropped from this thread:

erc wrote:
fairweather wrote:

Hey Erc, Pinchy's level has had a pretty sweeping polish pass across the board. More ammunition, better placement of signage and routes to help navigation, the final fight has been tweaked and now ends on the final enemy (it used to end upon the last few), and the VIS pass was rendered on a higher setting (meaning better framerates).

That sounds good! In that case, I will surely give it another go.

fairweather wrote:

Also, I saw your demos and func post, I had a lot of fun going through and watching them. Cheers for that.

Ha, since I took my time looking for secrets and taking screenshots I thought they might end up pretty boring on your side. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed them. Hope they will prove useful in the team's future endeavors. As a side note, the Guardian fight took around six retries thus I stopped recording that after my first two attempts - still, I liked the challenge.

ninja zxr wrote:

The knights in the games are half invisible, even when they are dead, is this suppose to be ?

Sorry for making it a bit messy!

#15 2020-10-03 14:49:15

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Yep, Ethereal Knights are a feature of the gorey areas :)

#16 2020-10-04 12:26:38

Ninja
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

This is the most outstanding quake episode ever, it is far beyond anything thats ever been done.The graphics alone make my eyes smile.The play on it is jaw dropping.Played & finished 4 times on nightmare, i just cannot get enough of Dwell.Playing it on highest screen res,with quake spasm spiked,its so magical.Been playing quake since 1996 and every map or episode going lol But dwell will take some beating,this is the god episode of quake.Well done to all that made and built it.

#17 2020-10-06 11:12:48

The Silent
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Unable To Complete D1M7.
I collected both keys, but cannot find anything to open.
Looking at a walkthorugh I found that there's a blue scarab in the tower, but when I get there, I only have a MegaHealth. Playing on Quakespasm 0.93.0. +sv_protocol999 -heapsize 262144. Skill 3.

What gives?
Did I do something wrong?

#18 2020-10-06 12:54:14

h4724
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

The Silent wrote:

Unable To Complete D1M7.
I collected both keys, but cannot find anything to open.
Looking at a walkthorugh I found that there's a blue scarab in the tower, but when I get there, I only have a MegaHealth.

If I've understood you correctly, the walkthrough was probably on the unpatched version of the map. If you direct me to it I can show you a timestamp of the room where you use the keys in the current version.

#19 2020-10-06 15:03:28

qazzaq
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Discovered 6/6 secrets om d1m5 (That Which Can Eternal Lie) but RL not get. Or it is still not a secret?
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#20 2020-10-06 15:10:04

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

The Silent wrote:

Looking at a walkthorugh I found that there's a blue scarab in the tower, but when I get there, I only have a MegaHealth.

The patched version moves the turn-ins. You must return here in the patched version. [Spoilers]

Ninja wrote:

This is the most outstanding quake episode ever, it is far beyond anything thats ever been done.The graphics alone make my eyes smile.The play on it is jaw dropping.Played & finished 4 times on nightmare, i just cannot get enough of Dwell.Playing it on highest screen res,with quake spasm spiked,its so magical.Been playing quake since 1996 and every map or episode going lol But dwell will take some beating,this is the god episode of quake.Well done to all that made and built it.

Thanks a lot for the kind words mate, our team worked super hard to make this the premier episodic Quake experience. And while I personally like Lunaran's Underdark Overbright a bit more.. I think we hit the fucking mark :D

qazzaq wrote:

Discovered 6/6 secrets om d1m5 (That Which Can Eternal Lie) but RL not get. Or it is still not a secret?

It's a secret :) Just a very special one!

#21 2020-10-06 16:02:42

arkngt
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

fairweather wrote:
qazzaq wrote:

Discovered 6/6 secrets om d1m5 (That Which Can Eternal Lie) but RL not get. Or it is still not a secret?

It's a secret :) Just a very special one!

Argh, that super secret drives me insane. Must have spent 30 minutes just to figure it out – without luck. On a more positive note, I found the two normal secrets that I had missed when trying to access the RL.

#22 2020-10-06 18:11:35

The Silent
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Beaten. Almost (End battle on skill 3 is ridiculous). Thanks for the heads up, Fairweather.

#23 2020-10-07 05:24:07

qazzaq
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Seems to be the secret on d1m5 will be discovered thru falling in right place (rather in the center of red cross), but where trigger to activare it? I still do not figure it out.

#24 2020-10-07 06:46:02

fairweather
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

qazzaq wrote:

Seems to be the secret on d1m5 will be discovered thru falling in right place (rather in the center of red cross), but where trigger to activare it? I still do not figure it out.

I don't want to have to spoil it, but let's just say in that room, you'll have to do some teleportation acrobatics after hitting a button you've certainly hit before. There is a .map source included if you cannot find it, but it should be quite easy with the hint.

#25 2020-10-07 08:20:59

qazzaq
Member

Re: Dwell - Episode 1 Released!

Searching for tricks in sources is rather disgausting, something like cheating. But thanks for a hint - all I needed just listen more accurate ;)
I get it! Really, this button is wery special trick, newer seen that any before.

Last edited by qazzaq (2020-10-07 08:21:19)

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