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Title:Avanipaala Praasaada (Palace of the Great Warriors) (68a86ec8fe5005661f5b212aa5cf448b)
Filesize:1442 Kilobytes
Release date:13.10.2001
Additional Links: erc's QualityEthereal HellRetroquakeTEAMShamblerTen FourUnderworldfan's
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘

Walkthrough demos:
Full completion of the map.

Files in the ZIP archive
Files in the ZIP archive:
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kjsp1.bsp3270 KB13.10.2001
kjsp1.txt7 KB13.10.2001

Avanipaala Praasaada (Palace of the Great Warriors)

An elegant map in a unique texture theme (a white version of ikblue) with some nice brushwork and good exploration/secrets.
Memorable primarily for its Taj-Mahal-like ambience, but also fun to play.

Tags: ikwhite, palace, large, asian, bright, planetquake-map-of-the-week

Editor's Rating: Excellent
User Rating:
4.3/5 with 41 ratings
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Quaker 28 March 2010, 6:44
An excellent map, I thought all the white would be boring but it looked impressive anyways, definitely not normal Quake style! Also fun to play and challenging to boot.
MegaQuaker 20 April 2010, 4:59
A four star map with sharply escalating challenge, made into five stars because of the unique architecture. Looks like another game with Quake monsters. Pretty refresing I'd say.
Qmaster 21 December 2010, 16:48
Very interesting textures and architecture. Must've been a nightmare for vis.exe! :D Fun level with very odd non-Quake feel. 4/5 because it lacks Medievalness and just doesn't quite feel right. Looks good though!
Aen 1 September 2011, 16:25
The first cuustom level I've played.
Cocerello 24 July 2012, 15:33
Played on nightmare. This map looks pretty good, even if the architecture is simple, with the good use of textures it doesn't become boring at all. Layout is pretty nice and length is good. Monsters doesn't quite fit with the theme, but its OK.

Game play is good, and difficulty is a bit higher than ID maps; even so, what makes it nearly impossible is the lack of ammo in nightmare, you have to use monster infighting a lot, and even with that ammo is scarce.

Overall, it deserves a 4,5/5.
NightFright Registered 9 March 2014, 8:46

Finally something different! Some Indian touch in Quake, why not? It works well, even though there's a lot of usage of white textures which may look a bit dull at first. After getting used to it, you realize it's a well-designed level with good monster placement and interesting architecture. With some Bollywood music playing in the background, it would actually be even better. ;)

MikeTaylor Registered 16 December 2014, 13:11

A very refreshing change from the usual Quake aesthetic, and a very pleasant day-trip. I would criticise it for being a little on the easy side, except that the ammo supply is very well calibrated, so that even thought I provoked quite a bit of infighting along the way, I was still left with only rockets to kill the last shambler. Very nicely judged. Stands up in 2014 much better than most 13-year-old maps, and indeed most five-year-old maps!

Spirit Registered 19 August 2015, 11:51

Weird how recent maps made this one really pale. It was so impressive back then.

ludicrous Guest 3 April 2016, 21:31

I remember having played this in 2001 or 2002, must have been with glquake. Looks much more impressive now, with quakespasm. Really nice, Quake goes Prince of Persia ;-) I found only 1/3 secrets and wondered if one is in the litte cataract in the rocks at the beginning, but couldn't make it with a jump there.

DeeDoubleU Registered 4 April 2016, 23:52

Map actually looks better, than what I expected from screenshot.

bfg666 Registered 24 September 2016, 18:56

I've been wanting to play this map for a while and I finally got to it thanks to me beta-testing BloodVengeance's RTlights. I was not disappointed. A very charming atmosphere with optimal texturing and nice layout. It's hard to believe that it's already 15 years old! I followed Talisa's advice and recommend using the Sahara skybox with it instead of the original scrolling sky, it complements this map perfectly and makes it even more gorgeous. Secrets are good.

Minor quibbles: Combat could be a little harder on skill 2 but the ammo is relatively scarce. It also starts very slowly with sporadic enemy placement, but it gets much better later on. There's an ambush that won't be triggered unless you pick up a specific medbox. Map designers should avoid doing that.

I played this map with Passion by Peter Gabriel featuring Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the background and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Either that or a sitar raga.

@ludicrous Yes it is. The jump is tricky but definitely doable: I made it and I'm not that good at quakey acrobatics. It took me a few tries, though.

bfg666 Registered 24 September 2016, 19:00

By the way, I agree with DeeDoubleU that the screenshot could be much better.

onetruepurple Registered 23 June 2018, 12:37

+1 to the "the screenshot does not do the map justice" voice, but then again despite being a shocking first impression it didn't age 100% well.

Lane Powell Registered 13 September 2019, 6:35

Good map with some good fights. It's a nice texture set but with the simple architecture and perhaps too bright lighting it doesn't have that wow factor anymore. Pretty linear with some backtracking but there is an interesting route choice near the end.

Lane Powell Registered 13 September 2019, 6:39

Well, I shouldn't really call the architecture "simple," there's plenty of curves and whatnot.

h3xx Registered 30 April 2020, 0:21

Pretty challenging, only ran out of ammo a couple of times. Much easier if you can telefrag a shambler or two!

Ninja Registered 2 June 2020, 11:04

5 Stars, great map to play, played on nightmare, well worth playing.

JMP Registered 11 August 2021, 19:33

Phenomenal looks, but progression is arguably a little too easy and straightforward. If this were a recent release, it would probably be a 4/5, but in its time it was definitely one of the best maps.

Cpt.Gonzo Registered 28 January 2022, 18:55

Awesome map. There should be more white in Quake. Had a blast on skill 2. Ammo was tight. Had a lot of fun. Thank you.

man i need someone that fucks me very ha Guest 5 March 2023, 19:40

very nice map, nice textures

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