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Title:Oxyblack Fortress (d7c8091039cc303e976277eb5ada7ef6)
Filesize:42808 Kilobytes
Release date:03.05.2020
Additional Links: Func_MsgboardLinux hotfix
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✔

Files in the ZIP archive
Files in the ZIP archive:
File Size Date
ad_heresp1.txt3 KB03.05.2020
gfx/env/here_mordor_bk.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
gfx/env/here_mordor_dn.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
gfx/env/here_mordor_ft.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
gfx/env/here_mordor_lf.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
gfx/env/here_mordor_rt.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
gfx/env/here_mordor_up.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
maps/ad_heresp1.bsp47006 KB03.05.2020
maps/ad_heresp1.lit11394 KB03.05.2020
mapsource/ad_heresp1.map22655 KB03.05.2020
music/track65.ogg3991 KB03.05.2020
sound/MarkieV1/chains1.wav143 KB03.04.2020
sound/MarkieV1/chains2.wav151 KB03.04.2020
sound/MarkieV1/distantchainsaw1.wav130 KB17.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/distanthammer1.wav151 KB17.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/indoorparty1.wav431 KB17.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/magma1.wav528 KB03.05.2020
sound/MarkieV1/metalscreech4.wav130 KB17.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/morte2.wav517 KB18.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/ritual1.wav267 KB18.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/ritual3.wav324 KB18.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/scream_m1.wav235 KB17.01.2020
sound/MarkieV1/windysign1.wav168 KB17.01.2020
textures/naz_king.tga2209 KB10.04.2020
textures/sans.tga3073 KB22.12.2019
textures/sauron.tga6301 KB25.03.2020
textures/volcanic_rock.tga3073 KB29.12.2019

Oxyblack Fortress

Huge lava fortress using custom textures by Makkon. It comes with a few new sounds, a custom skybox and a music track. The map source is included.

Note: This map requires Arcane Dimensions 1.7 and a source port with increased limits + BSP2 support
[The new sound effects may not work on case-sensitive operating systems]

Tags: large, castle, fortress, lava, canyon, ad, arcanedimensions, textures, sounds, music, skybox, limits, bsp2, source, secrets

Editor's Rating: no rating (yet)
User Rating: 4.8/5 with 42 ratings
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mastema88 Registered 30 May 2020, 19:10

could be called the crucible for its difficulty. sprawling, distinct zones. memorable map. recommended.

Titosor Registered, rated this a 5 31 May 2020, 1:56

Dripping with atmosphere. High quality!

The Silent Registered, rated this a 5 31 May 2020, 14:34

Absolutely Awesome on every level! Can't say enough good of this! (Actually, I'd have preferred a more evocative name... but you can't have everything, I guess)

QuakeFreak Registered, rated this a 5 1 June 2020, 4:30

Wowee that was a great map. 5 outa 5 for sure!

Solomoriah Registered, rated this a 5 2 June 2020, 16:07

Missing a bunch of sounds... is there something else I should have downloaded?

negke Registered 2 June 2020, 17:34

You're on Linux, right? You'll need to rename the sound/MarkieV1 directory to be all lowercase.

Gioyo3aa Registered, rated this a 5 2 June 2020, 19:15

negke: not exactly, because Heresy mixed a few different "spellings". If Solomoriah renames it to markiev1, additional links for Markiev1 (lowercase v) and MarkieV1 (uppercase v) will also be needed. I don't know if mappers have a tool to postprocess their maps and fix those kind of errors automatically. It would be very easy to code and they wouldn't need to worry about that while doing their actual mapping work.

I absolutely loved this map, although one of the puzzles worried me. I had just quit on two of Smilecythe's maps because of speedy puzzles that are really not my thing and I hope this doesn't become the next Quake trend, it absolutely ruins otherwise great maps for me. Luckily the less fun parts stopped right there and then.

The rest is magnificient, not far behind Leptis Magna as far as greatness goes. The map is absolutely beautiful, huge, full of enemies and secrets, and extremely varied. Thank you so much for this map Heresy!

negke Registered 2 June 2020, 20:08

Oh, that's perfidious! Solomoriah, try this: (http:// "")

negke Registered 2 June 2020, 20:10


Solomoriah Registered, rated this a 5 4 June 2020, 18:03

Fixed the sound issue with "ln -s" to make a symbolic link. Thanks for the help.

BTW utterly fantastic level.

Vasya shkolnik Guest 14 June 2020, 0:16

Beautiful textures, nice map.

pk Guest 22 June 2020, 16:43

"mod_loadleafs: 76834 exceeds limit of 63335" error running this in quakespasm with AD1.7

pk Guest 22 June 2020, 17:09

^ i am an idiot, was using previous quakespasm version.

Amazing map.

dwere Registered 8 September 2020, 18:13

Those rock textures really help with the complexity of the cliff faces while requiring only simple shapes.

qazzaq Registered, rated this a 5 15 October 2020, 7:00

It's a pity that this Dark Jewel has not received its "official" portal in new Arcane Dimensions 1.8!

Spirit Registered, rated this a 5 18 October 2020, 17:32

Wow, what a map. Thick atmosphere, gorgeous evil flair, perfect sounds and the gameplay was lots of fun too.

JuanchoES Registered, rated this a 4 25 October 2020, 0:01

This map should be in arcane dimensions

JP Guest 30 October 2020, 18:07

Brilliant map, certainly the best 'non official' arcane dimensions map - and, as other commenters have said - absolutely deserving of its own portal in Arcane Dimensions.

My only slight niggle is the use of LOTR art which takes me out of the 'Quakeverse' somewhat - I ended up using some concept art of Cthon run through an AI tool instead for my textures:

Visuals are gorgeous, and gameplay is varied and challenging without becoming a slog. Great bossfight too.

JP Guest 30 October 2020, 18:08

Link above should be


Lane Powell, rated this a 4 13 December 2020, 19:53

Obviously gorgeous, but I think the other big AD maps outclass it in terms of gameplay. Partly due to the sometimes unintuitive, timewasting puzzles.

Not a fan of the bossfight either. The way you deal with the Chthon is just weird, find a safe spot and snipe the windows with the RL, ok, whatever, sniping was always my favorite part of Quake, gg... The monsters summoned after Chthon is "defeated" were merely perfunctory.

Don't mean to be too negative, it's a great map, just not a personal fave.

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lukaz Registered, rated this a 5 18 February 2021, 3:26

That was easily in my top 5 maps.

Question Guest 10 March 2021, 6:29

Can we have an updated version which runs with AD 1.81?

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