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Title:The Rest Is Silence (98ea25d12016b69b7d37d927d5491776)
Filesize:3259 Kilobytes
Release date:18.08.2005
Additional Links: Underworldfan's
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘

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tris.bsp8297 KB17.08.2005
Hrim_sp2.txt6 KB18.08.2005

The Rest Is Silence

Around medium Knave-style fortress. Requires the Lost Chapters pack.

Tags: knave, chapters, medium

Editor's Rating: Excellent
User Rating:
4.1/5 with 31 ratings
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Samus Aran 1 November 2009, 7:03
This is a great map, very challenging on Hard/Nightmare. Works perfect in coop mode. My friend and I died about 10-15 times each on it, tough level. Plenty of secrets, lots of nice intense battles when things appear in hordes. Two bosses. 5/5.
Quaker 1 March 2010, 23:11
Excellent play, started easy but it turned about the right challenge. Good architecture too, Contract Revoked style. Only I'd have preferred a redder sky. Both quoth and chapters seem to run this fine.
Daz 15 December 2011, 19:08
Video playthrough : (Live about 140min after this post ;)
hkBattousai 6 May 2012, 11:26
Error given: "Hunk_Alloc: failed on 21840 bytes".
1 star.
Drew 17 August 2012, 23:54
hkB - you are an idiot.

FifthElephant Registered 9 May 2013, 0:19

I really enjoyed the hell out of this map, thought the difficulty was just right (some vets may find it a bit easy I think). :) Guest 16 December 2013, 20:29

perfect for co-op i play in darkplaces

dBAudio Registered 16 February 2014, 19:43

great map. it's definitely easier than that of the contract revoked pack (to me).

MikeTaylor Registered 12 June 2014, 1:19

How do I get up to the gold key, floating above the circle of evil on top of the tower?

Spirit Registered 12 June 2014, 15:02

It drops when you kill the drole (normal skill). Might be broken in Darkplaces I guess.

MikeTaylor Registered 13 June 2014, 12:04

Ah. No drole. I see what I did wrong: I put it in id1/maps instead of chapters/maps. Sigh I guess I'll start again, then.

Spirit Registered 13 June 2014, 13:22

I wonder why this lists quoth as dependency while it should probably be chapters instead.

MikeTaylor Registered 13 June 2014, 16:49

I guess either Quoth or Chapters provide the necessary bits -- droles, for example. (Remind me, what's the history of Chapters vs. Quoth? Is the latter a generalisation of the former?)

MikeTaylor Registered 14 June 2014, 17:29

Well, that was excellent -- lots of creative set-pieces, and perfectly judged difficulty (I played on Hard) through the sequence of challenges posted by the last third of the map. I was twice down to 2 health, and found health just when I needed it most. Must have been one of the loveliest maps to look at back when it came out, too. I rated it 4*, but that feels mean -- I would certainly have gone to 4.5* had that been available. (And the same author's next map, Breakfast at Twilight, is even better.)

Pasokon Deacon Registered 29 January 2017, 23:32

Very smart level design in this one, starting with backtracking hints and teases from the start. The distinct outdoor halves contrast effectively and everything in-between's quite the challenge. I love how this develops the Fodrian theme into something more imperial and gothic, reflected in both architecture and fights (especially the custom boss!). Seeing a regular night sky is nice, too, after getting used to daytime red. And it helps that you can jump onto the rooftops at the end for sightseeing and ambushes.

itsme Registered 5 June 2018, 23:18

Despite this map's quite nice design, I feel it has some huge faults in gameplay. The author's approach to skill 2/3 largely seems to have been to size up the fights by adding a couple of extra enemies to each pack. The problem with this is that the map suffers from a lot of predictable enemy usage and very little appreciation of the significance of sightlines, so all those extra monsters just eat ammo and make moving around take longer without contributing much of anything. I mean, whether I'm going to clog 2 Death Knights in a doorway or 6 of them doesn't really make any difference, it's just more HP to slog through. I couldn't stand to finish the map on nightmare out of sheer tedium. On normal, the flow of the map felt a lot more natural, but that doesn't solve its fundamental issues. I spent most of this map walking into rooms, seeing a bunch of Fiends/Ogres/Knights, and just walking away where I couldn't get bombarded by anything and they'd all be coming at me from one direction. If I felt like there was room I'd bunnyhop around in circles for 30 seconds until they all killed each other out of infighting. There's no place in this map such strategies won't work - even at the end, where it's pathetically easy to LOS the Vermis by standing on the top platform and raining grenades down on it. It can't hit the player at all. A little more variety in the style of engagements, a little less reliance on putting Ogres on every possible walkway, and this wouldn't have been a problem. If anything, playing this map has given me a lesson in how much damage a lack of subtlety can do to theoretically good map layouts.

itsme Registered 5 June 2018, 23:20

Oh, and sorry for the massive wall of text above, I forget these are markdown comments and I need to doublespace.

onetruepurple Registered 23 June 2018, 12:42

Fun map, good prelude to Breakfast at Twilight and all things quothic in fact.

Mugwump Registered 15 October 2020, 11:00

Much better than hrim_sp1! Could have been part of the official Chapters pack. Still some issues, like the easily cheesable vermis or tucking weapons away from the main path (I'm thinking of Daz who totally missed the way to a very useful SNG during his playthrough), but it's quite clear that the author progressed in his mapping skils, both architecturally and gameplay-wise. Secrets are nice, a couple of them were a bit hard to spot for me but nothing too nerve-wracking.

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