#1 2022-02-14 20:57:55

Zothique
Member

Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Hello!

This is my new map using Arcane Dimensions: https://www.quaketastic.com/files/ad_blasphemy.zip

Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBoyJ8DGcDc

This map requires Arcane Dimensions 1.8, get it here : https://www.moddb.com/mods/arcane-dimensions

I hope you enjoy it!

ad_zoth1

Last edited by Zothique (2022-02-16 21:55:16)

#2 2022-02-14 21:28:39

Alex Ros
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

I playtested it & it's god damn gorgeous (I will play final of course). One of the best maps 2022 for sure. And one of the best with classical Quake textures & mood existing. Recommended to everybody! It's 100 out 10 for sure

#3 2022-02-16 16:01:04

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

"One of the best maps 2022" - Not bad for being February! haha!

Just kidding, THANKS!

#4 2022-02-16 17:11:08

Lysander
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Looks interesting! May stream this on my Twitch channel this Saturday.

Actually yes, I put it in the schedule:

https://www.quaddicted.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1199

#5 2022-02-16 17:57:47

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Great!

Too bad you are playing the Dark Portal... my map will pale at its side!!!

#6 2022-02-16 18:57:20

Andrew
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

A really huge and beautiful map. Thanks to the authors!

#7 2022-02-16 21:37:07

Lysander
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Zothique wrote:

Great!

Too bad you are playing the Dark Portal... my map will pale at its side!!!

Haha, I haven't played DP so I don't know what to expect!

I've tested your map, it looks fantastic. It's vast, I can't wait! I hope you don't mind but I'll be playing a custom dark ambient track in the background in the OB steam... it will work and blend in, don't worry. If you don't want me to though, just let me know :)

Last edited by Lysander (2022-02-16 21:44:41)

#8 2022-02-16 21:57:55

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Thanks Andrew pal!

No worries, play it how you feel good.

I made some little fixes, this is the new link: https://www.quaketastic.com/files/ad_blasphemy.zip

#9 2022-02-16 22:07:48

Lysander
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Zothique wrote:

Thanks Andrew pal!

No worries, play it how you feel good.

I made some little fixes, this is the new link: https://www.quaketastic.com/files/ad_blasphemy.zip

A v1.1? Great, will replace the other one.

#10 2022-02-17 20:55:44

Ninja
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

The end room, on skill 3 is carnage on the player, 5 star great map, but very very brutal on skill 3.

#11 2022-02-17 22:31:09

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

LOL yeah, it is so brutal on skill 3... well, really depends on if you want to directly go killing the boss or just wait for the waves taking the duty each new horde comes. The first option is more intense and difficult, I think.

Making boss fights is complicated. Also you guys are very different on your ways of playing and skills.

I really tried to make it fun for all kind of players, but it is not easy!

Thanks for playing and sorry if you have been brutalized so much! May you walk into the pantheon of the elder gods as an interdimensional ranger hero!

#12 2022-02-18 01:28:42

Evan
Guest

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

This is a fantastic map!  Truly beautiful.  I only played on skill 2 and I thought the gameplay was just as good as the aesthetics.
I think it has very good flow.  I was able to find my way around without any real problems.

#13 2022-02-18 12:06:08

Ninja
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Yes it is brutal "Zothique" but fun at same time, top class map without a doubt, keeps your heart racing all the time, when you play it 1st time, because you havnt a clue whos around next corner, & crapping yourself because ammo is low, being so trigger happy lol, skill 3 should be called "hell mode",did complete it with the help of vodka lol.

#14 2022-02-18 14:34:11

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

In AD you also have skill 4: Evil

#15 2022-02-18 16:53:47

Ninja
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Im not putting in command skill 4, im not the terminator lol lol skill 3 was hard enough. Skill 4 is a no go for any player. surley.

#16 2022-02-18 18:27:51

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Chains did 100% in Evil

#17 2022-02-18 21:14:18

Ninja
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

What your map ? if he did, i shut my mouth and go and stand in the corner. lol

#18 2022-02-19 19:53:57

Lysander
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Streaming now!

https://www.twitch.tv/the_underearth

EDIT: That was great, video is up here if anyone wants to have a look. I give my condensed thoughts on the map at about 4 hours 2 mins in :)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1303374107

Last edited by Lysander (2022-02-19 22:17:54)

#19 2022-02-20 07:42:51

Mac
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Looks very good
Please note that I think the installation instructions are wrong for this. You unzip into AD, not AD/maps

#20 2022-02-20 12:23:34

Lysander
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Mac wrote:

Looks very good
Please note that I think the installation instructions are wrong for this. You unzip into AD, not AD/maps

The installation instructions are correct. It says that if you install into ad/maps then the game can be launched from the console with "map ad_blasphemy", which is accurate.

#21 2022-02-20 20:51:14

Aesopolis
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Just played through this one. AMAZING work. Could be added to the AD lineup and not feel at all out of place. Took me about 37 minutes. SOLID design and layout, great encounter design, unique ideas, amazing atmosphere. I'm impressed. Thanks for putting so much time and care into this!

#22 2022-02-21 11:29:36

Lysander
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Zothique wrote:

Great!

Too bad you are playing the Dark Portal... my map will pale at its side!!!

I disagree, your map is superior. I gave Dark Portal a 3.5/5 in comparison to yours, which is a 4.5/5.

https://www.quaddicted.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1199

Last edited by Lysander (2022-02-21 11:43:48)

#23 2022-02-24 17:30:28

zaratzara_is_locked_out
Guest

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Great work Zoothique! You have a very distinctive style, it was a joy to explore the conventions of Oozing Blasphemy.

Two particular things stood out: the eccentricly ambiguous architecture and the trickle of monsters appearing in sequence.

These often clash with each-other in ways I found a bit irritating. For instance many of the huge architectural set-pieces are distracted from by a continuous barrage of monsters and interactions which often leads away from an appreciation of the space. This is notably the case when you first discover the chamber sealing in the abomination: a band of knights and archers emerge when the door opens; we see the health pickups and the readable interactions; we don't have time to read these because we're ambushed by vorelings and a scrag. The readables are (both) functionally superfluous so we don't need to return for them. The experience continuously distracts from the fantastic edifice of a vast chained seal, which ought to speak for itself and be impressive on its own terms. Similarly, the sequence with the Quad & teleporting Vores introduces constant distraction which make us miss out on views of an incredible chamber. You can't see what's going on until you've gone through a scripted sequence - at the end of which you are guided on to your next engagement: there is no natural time to appreciate the view.

The one exception to this is, ironically, one of the least impressive views: the slime chamber whose vast arches the Scrags break through when we ascend the platform spiraling around the tower.

By and wide I was not a fan of the enemy spawn points: it felt irritating and distracting rather than challenging or interesting. But it is very distinctive and it was stimulating to have this departure from conventional style.

I think the bits of flesh falling from the pipes in the aforementioned slime room ought to be removed. The sound is unusually loud in adjoining rooms (from the start room even), and it sounds like Zombie projectiles - at a later point there is a solitary Zombie in a constrained space that I ignored because I'd zoned out of the projectile sound. Unpleasant and unnerving. The effect itself looks disappointing when it is finally seen in context: the occasional tiny gibs bouncing off of the vast cyclopean pipes just looks silly.

I adored the tanks with runes on them, very, very cool feature & inventive use of id1 assets. Also the boxes with slime in them! There is some awesome environmental story telling that the combat sequences unfortunately get in the way of.

Really looking forward to your next map already. Other worlds await!

#24 2022-02-25 22:18:15

Zothique
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Thanks Aesopolis!

Thank you zaratzara: sorry but my next map will also be full of monsters that prevent you from enjoying the scenery! I do not recommend it to you!

Last edited by Zothique (2022-02-25 22:19:19)

#25 2022-04-15 09:50:25

frogonomicon
Member

Re: Q1SP: “Oozing Blasphemy”

Hello, I tried running it (from Quake Injector), but got the following error, below... Any idea? 
I have AD 1.81 installed as well (from QI too), and running properly.

Using QSS 0.93.2 with : quakespasm-spiked-win64.exe -heapsize 524288 -particles 8000 -game ad +map ad_blasphemy

========= Quake Initialized =========

execing quake.rc
execing default.cfg
execing config.cfg
Unknown command "r_useportalculling"
Unknown command "cl_beams_polygons"
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
No spawn function for:

EDICT 354:
origin         '-1216.0 128.0 -210.0'
angles         '  0.0  90.0   0.0'
classname      corpse_lynched3
No spawn function for:

EDICT 354:
origin         '-1152.0 128.0 -210.0'
classname      corpse_flayed4
No spawn function for:

EDICT 354:
origin         '-1280.0 128.0 -210.0'
classname      corpse_flayed3
No spawn function for:

EDICT 354:
origin         '-1152.0 -512.0 -210.0'
classname      corpse_lynched1
No spawn function for:

EDICT 354:
origin         '-1216.0 -512.0 -210.0'
angles         '  0.0  90.0   0.0'
classname      corpse_flayed2
No spawn function for:

EDICT 354:
origin         '-1280.0 -512.0 -210.0'
classname      corpse_flayed1
No spawn function for:

EDICT 385:
origin         '-475.1 138.7 -256.0'
angles         '  0.0  45.0   0.0'
classname      misc_breakable_pot2b
exactskin        1.0
No spawn function for:

EDICT 530:
origin         '1952.0 336.0 -352.0'
classname      corpse_lynched1
No spawn function for:

EDICT 530:
origin         '1856.0 336.0 -352.0'
angles         '  0.0  90.0   0.0'
classname      corpse_flayed2
No spawn function for:

EDICT 530:
origin         '1744.0 336.0 -352.0'
classname      corpse_flayed1
CALL1      513(precache_model)precache_model()
items.qc : item_key2

Thanks for your help!



Edit: Well nevermind; works properly with Ironwail 0.5 / Simple Quake Launcher.

Last edited by frogonomicon (2022-04-20 11:00:55)

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