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Screenshot of tofaz
Author:YukiRaven
Title:Temple of Azathoth
Download:tofaz.zip (2b91d155dff8aab1af8a473ae2074586)
Filesize:4384 Kilobytes
Release date:18.10.2017
Homepage:http://alexa.partition36.com/doom/
Additional Links: Func_MsgboardDoomworld
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘

Files in the ZIP archive:
File Size Date
tofaz/tofaz.bsp9505 KB18.10.2017
tofaz/tofaz.lit2901 KB18.10.2017
tofaz/tofaz.txt4 KB18.10.2017

tofaz.zip - Temple of Azathoth

Medium-sized red runic style temple.

Note: This map requires a source port with increased limits.


Tags: medium, metal, runic, temple, red, fog, lit, limits

Editor's Rating: Excellent
User Rating: 4.4/5 with 16 ratings
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Hexcalk Guest 13 November 2017, 18:34

This one has no comments too? Well, let's hope that Arrrcee posts a link to his The Quake Grave video about this map.

LCHC Guest 13 November 2017, 18:58

I really want to try this out, but unfortunately it doesn't work with the Quake Injector.

All other newly released maps from there work fine :(

dwere Registered 16 November 2017, 9:11

The website link is wrong.

YukiRaven Registered 20 November 2017, 23:59

Website link is kinda wrong. That's my band website. Try http://alexa.partition36.com/doom/ instead.

Icantthinkofanickname Registered 21 November 2017, 0:31

Fixed.

Lane Powell Registered, rated this a 4 22 November 2017, 2:12

Very nice first Quake map with a nice metal style. A little dark, which had me bumping into some walls, and I completely missed the lighting gun until after the final fight--didn't see where it was and got trapped behind a pillar by 3 shamblers (on skill 2). Very tight design for the most part but not too tough. Keep mapping!

LCHC Guest 23 November 2017, 16:23

@icantthinkofanickname

It still doesn't work The error message is:

Unknown model type for maps/tofaz/tofaz.bsp ('B' 'S' 'P' '2')

So sad :((((((

Icantthinkofanickname Registered 23 November 2017, 17:25

@LCHC

Sorry, that was in response to YukiRaven -- meaning that I fixed the website link.

I think I see what the problem is, but I don't know how to fix it myself. I'll alert Spirit and negke.

In the mean time, you can try installing and playing the map manually if you like:

Download the zip file, extract it and then copy or move the files "tofaz.bsp" and "tofaz.lit" into Quake[or whatever your Quake directory is called]/id1/maps. Than start the game with "+map tofaz". Or start the game, pull down the console and type "map tofaz" (without the quotes).

LCHC Guest 23 November 2017, 18:54

@ icanthinkofanickname

I did the manual installation and it works :)

However the lighting is strange, some of the lights are burnt out and the map is really dark, compared to the screenshot. Also it lags slightly.

I'm running it with vanilla Quake, so maybe it's the port that's causing this? With DirectQ it doesn't work at all. Do you have any suggestions for another, better(?) port?

Thanks for your response, although i have only played about 15 minutes, i'm enjoying it quite so far. Nice work :D

Icantthinkofanickname Registered 23 November 2017, 20:32

Glad I could help out. :)

I'm running it with vanilla Quake

Do you mean WinQuake? Yeah, in general that's not a good idea for newer maps, since many of them exceed Quake's original limits, so you need a newer engine. That's what the note at the top of this page means ("This map requires a source port with increased limits").

Do you have any suggestions for another, better(?) port?

I would definitely recommend using Quakespasm, for this and other maps. It stays true to the original aesthetic of Quake, but has drastically increased limits, so you can play the very latest maps with it. It is actively maintained and arguably the de facto standard engine for current Q1SP mapping. In fact, if you look at the readme (tofaz.txt), you'll see that it says:

Quakespasm is the suggested port to use for this. ... I have not tested it with vanilla Quake or other engines.

LCHC Guest 24 November 2017, 21:56

Thanks for the instructions and sorry for being such a noob ^^

Im playing it now with Quakespasm and everything works fine.

Thank you :D

Icantthinkofanickname Registered 25 November 2017, 1:55

Happy to help and no need to apologise. :)

ArrrCee Registered, rated this a 4 27 November 2017, 19:55

Temple of Azathoth on The Quake Grave

I really enjoyed myself in this one! I know Yuki has made some Doom content in the past, but it's hard to believe this is his first Quake map, it's really well done! Nice work, looking forward to more.

MikeTaylor Registered, rated this a 3 30 January 2018, 13:54

I enjoyed this and admired the build-quality, but I found that it all felt a bit too artificial, and the progression too arbitrary, for it to be a classic.

brunomiwa Registered, rated this a 4 14 February 2018, 2:11

Like MikeTaylor said, the architecture was spot on. With the lack of ammo in the beginning, there were room for some neat traps. Specially in the silver key room, I went downstairs first, went for the nails and armor, bang, had a great time. But it has some issues that I will point out for the sake of a more detailed critic.

First thing that annoyed me, and it happens in a lot of maps, is that the author puts a teleporter where the player will hear it, but it isn't a secret. Be a monster room for further map filling or an 'go back' teleporter, it just makes the player axe all the walls. In this map, it happened twice. And in the way to the silver key is more annoying. Why not just put it near the silver key. You had to backtrack two rooms with refilled monster and then a teleporter to the key. It felt very like the cutscenes in batman games to extend the game with unpleasent cutscenes.

In the gold key area, what was with the vores teleporting in the lower floor, under the pathway. They present no menace at all.

And overall I think there was a oversight in contemplating the map layout with the monster path finding. For example, in the last battle, after you pick up the lightning gun, due to the floor arrangement, the shamblers can't get to you, so the last thing in the map is just a boring shoot and hide.

brunomiwa Registered, rated this a 4 14 February 2018, 2:19

And one last thing, there are some places you can jump and avoid the intended way to complete the map. Like in the second ladder, due to the architecture in the torches, you could jump behind the ogres (and pers the scrags teleporting right at your side). There was another instance that it was more impactful. Don't know if it was intended or not.

JMP Registered, rated this a 4 20 February 2018, 21:03

Agree with the previous comment about the progression being arbitrary--to me, the map feels more like a collection of set pieces than a real place. That said, the combat and architecture are both consistently good and the level of detail is impressive. All in all, a great debut map.

grog Registered, rated this a 5 25 February 2018, 11:14

This is really nice. the detail and lighting are top-notch.

death112 Registered, rated this a 5 4 March 2018, 2:46

Great and very challenging map, haven't found all the secrets yet though

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