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Author:Pritchard
Title:Biome (Mr. Self Destruct)
Download:biome-pritchard.zip (1540bdfbee369ae06f977544705d616b)
Filesize:13817 Kilobytes
Release date:28.01.2021
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Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘
Dependencies:ad_v1_80p1final

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biome-pritchard.txt3 KB28.01.2021
gfx/env/pritchard/biome_bk.tga1878 KB20.11.2019
gfx/env/pritchard/biome_dn.tga949 KB20.11.2019
gfx/env/pritchard/biome_ft.tga1851 KB25.11.2019
gfx/env/pritchard/biome_lf.tga1784 KB20.11.2019
gfx/env/pritchard/biome_rt.tga1769 KB20.11.2019
gfx/env/pritchard/biome_up.tga2374 KB20.11.2019
maps/biome-pritchard.bsp19250 KB28.01.2021
maps/biome-pritchard.lit5360 KB28.01.2021
maps/biome-pritchard.map12730 KB25.01.2021
particles/map_biome_pritchard.cfg1 KB25.01.2021

biome-pritchard.zip

Biome (Mr. Self Destruct)

Industrial-themed 1024³ level with a lava-flooded foundry, a humid cave system and an icy outside area; originally started for the Xmas Jam 2019. It uses custom textures from various sources and comes with a new skybox. The map source is included.

Note: This map requires Arcane Dimensions and a source port with increased limits + BSP2 support.


Tags: medium, 1024, industrial, base, daikatana, ogro, rtcw, lava, snow, cave, ad, arcanedimensions, textures, skybox, limits, bsp2, source

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qazzaq, rated this a 5 30 January 2021, 11:01

I was delighted with the snow in the game twice: the first time in RDR 2, the second time in this map.


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qazzaq, rated this a 5 30 January 2021, 11:03

upd. Seemd to be an mistake in Author's name (t skipped).


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Ninja, rated this a 5 30 January 2021, 13:01

1st class map, hard as hell on nightmare, the enemy dont f--k around, snow effects 1st class.Great map to replay also,its that good "Well Done !!"


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DragonsForLunch, rated this a 4 30 January 2021, 23:55

Tons of fun in a run 'n gun style map! Pretty too! Wasn't very difficult on Medium because most enemies appear in front of you and you plenty of ammo for the nail gun.


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Ninja, rated this a 5 31 January 2021, 1:47

DragonsForLunch - Do skill 3, diffrent story then. Enemy shoot what seems to be trillons mph and they dont miss. Lol lol. Also ive found a bug, when you get gold key, enemy appear above you on higher floors, they cant see you, but shoot threw floors to get you,so apart from the big enemy robot, you have to deal with, enemy that cant see you are shooting and hitting you thru there floors,if you stand in little box space right from gold key room, you seem to sink half into next space underneath,and your stuck, while everyone is using you as target practice,only way out is use noclip.


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Ninja, rated this a 5 31 January 2021, 1:50

The bug room is in screen pic, left to where the gold key is, little box room space


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ShubShubAzathoth, rated this a 5 31 January 2021, 7:53

Wow, this was as entertaining as visually impressive. A few minor flaws though: some flying enforcers spawn without the corresponding visuals and some enemies shoot through walls, as Ninja said. Great map, much fun, lots of replays ahead!


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Andrew 31 January 2021, 10:34

The maps are getting better and more rounded, unlike the original parallel-perpendicular quake. This is very good! The appearance of vegetation in most of the new maps is just wonderful! Soon the maps will reach the level of the game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein". )))

Sorry for my english. ))


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Pritchard 31 January 2021, 13:15

I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying the level. Sorry about the bugs - the map seems to have a few gremlins, but it seems that it's not ruining the fun at least :p

I uploaded a video here with all kills and secrets for the folks that like those.


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MikeTaylor Registered, rated this a 5 8 February 2021, 15:23

Testing ...

MikeTaylor Registered, rated this a 5 8 February 2021, 15:25

Excellent, new comments are once more being accepted. Well, I really enjoyed 90% of this, a really brutal blast through a well designed base that really benefits from the Arcane Dimensions upgrades. Unnfortunately, it pooped out for me at the top, where there seemed to be an invisible ceiling just above my head in the outdoor areas, making it impossible to walk up the slopes towards the climax. I reached some kind of conclusion using noclip, but it wasn't fully satisfying.

Have others seen this?

Gioyo3aa Registered, rated this a 4 8 February 2021, 16:17

I pressed both switches in the room where the "Got it!" secret is hidden, but the blue beam still prevents me from accessing the outdoor area although a few dogs and soldiers were able to make it through to get me. What am I missing?

ranpancy Guest 10 February 2021, 20:12

very pretty, good layout. little ambush heavy esp at the silver key. circle strafe in an area the size of your bedroom while guys with grenade launchers spawn in behind you lol. hectic. fun. really nice use of all those textures. and the deep snow was cool. 4.5 outta 5

bmFbr Registered, rated this a 5 11 February 2021, 12:51

From now on every time someone asks me what is a good flow in a map I'll show them this. It may have taken more than a year to brew but it was worth the wait. Superb execution, gameplay and visual-wise. Congrats.

Hazza Guest 15 February 2021, 12:36

How exactly do you install and run this? I tried extracting the content into the respective AD folders, making an AD subfolder, and making one outside. No luck, it won't load.

Hazza 2 Guest 3 March 2021, 1:16

@Hazza you need to install it like a a map and not a game see this https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=732999296

extract the files to ld 1 , maps . no -game command needed

hazza 3 Guest 3 March 2021, 1:45

hazza 3

you need to have -game ad and extract the files to ld 1 , maps

Hazza Guest 14 March 2021, 13:15

Ah thanks it worked!

ArrrCee Registered, rated this a 5 3 April 2021, 18:05

BIOME on The Quake Grave

Awesome work on this one Pritchard! This is a great map aesthetically, the detail work that went into this map is amazing! The verticality and flow of the map works amazingly well too. My favorite part of the map has to be the roof top area, I love how you can look around and see the chain link fence and the roof top pieces in the background, very nice! My only real critique is that the map itself feels a bit cramped at times and I think that is pretty much due to the 1024 constraints, but it's more a nit pick than anything else. Again, nice work!

Jehannum Registered, rated this a 4 19 April 2021, 6:31

I had a good time shooting my way through this one! Well designed with good flow and visual appeal.

I played on skill 2 and maybe had a little more ammo than I needed most of the time, but I'm not complaining!

I also really enjoy what AD adds to the gameplay and visuals. Good job and can't wait to see your next map!

MikeTaylor Registered, rated this a 5 8 May 2021, 14:57

I replayed this, and was delighted not to run into the invisible-ceiling bug this time. As a result, I experience the proper flow of the map, and really, it couldn't be better. This is the Small Base map par excellence: everything about it is perfectly judged, including the choice of enemies, the supplies of ammo and health, the secrets, and the sense of place. Five stars without a doubt.

QuakeFreak Registered, rated this a 5 18 May 2021, 0:51

I have no idea how I missed this map when it was first uploaded but I'm glad I found it! Perfect layout, awesome texture work, tight combat, and easy to miss but not to hard to find secretes that are very rewarding. This map will go down in history as one of the must plays for years to come.

triple_agent Registered 15 June 2021, 9:13

Sweet map. I love the pace of combat, especially at the early part of the level; the constant push forward, feels very organic - to simply keep going, keep fighting.

Notwithstanding, like with majority of the 'Arcane Dimensions' style maps, I find also the 'Biome' on the easy side; rather soft on the player. Ultimately though, it is a good thing - there is an "evil" difficulty level, for those demanding; which surely will challenge those seeking to face a challenge, while allowing those seeking more leisure, to find some leisure under more basic difficulty setup. I have played on the skill level "2".

It seems that 'Arcane Dimensions', is a good base of contents for both, the fantasy, as well as the science-fiction themes; even if majority of 'Arcane Dimensions' style maps that I have seen thusfar, make stuff feel fairy and kind of "unreal", thanks to some aesthetic nuance, perhaps. It is not 'Dead Space', but it is good enough, I guess. We have to remember that the talk, is still about a game, the baseline of which, comes from the year 1996; even if 'Arcane Dimensions' cranks it up to eleven with everything the scene has to offer and more.

The fights, feel really tight. The soundscape, combined with the projectile based system, is like a good beef stake to my brain - juicy - which is superb. The drone/sky combat scenarios under the blue nightly skybox, feel super good.

This is also the first 'Quake' map, where I see greenery applied freely in a bright environment and it looks pretty darn neat. Furthermore, interesting paradox effect you have engineered, with a Cyborg, appearing first time in a bushy-green area. The snow effect coming somewhat further, is quite amazing, assuming the technological limitations.

I saw some minor error with dogs having had spawned behind a forcefield; with the forcefield disabling, having been based upon all the enemies defeated; eventually the dogs did clip through the forcefield, but it is apparently not a very good condition, all things considered. There should be some spacing implemented, some kind of method to the design, to avoid similar faulty conditions.

The final combat setup, was not very satisfying, but the 'Duke Nukem' style ending, was neat.

Beautiful map, even if a bit shallow.

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