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Sith Temple - File Description  

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Here we have an interesting take on the good old Sith Temple theme. All you need to do is look at the screenshots to tell that this is no ordinary Sith themed map.

As you can see, this map has a very unusual mix of both Sith, Gothic and slightly Fantasy themed architecture. Iím almost expecting Dracula to come sweeping down from the rafters as much as I am some Sith minion! Though the mix of different architectural styles is unusual, the author has managed to mesh them all together very nicely, so that nothing in the map looks completely out of place. I for one, loved those vaulted ceilings, very nicely made indeed! One other area that I particularly liked was the library room. It is very similar to the Jedi Archives, except of course, instead of being all nice and blue, glowy and modern, this is filled with leather bound books and burning torches.

This map is a pretty decent size, so there is plenty of room for an FFA, though I would say that it isnt really suited so much to full time clan use because it doesnít have the standard clan features like a council room, duel rooms etc.

It would, however, make a good RP map I think, as it is very atmospheric and has plenty of interesting locations, like a prison area for example, where you can lock up and torture your Jedi prisoners, if you are so inclined!

The texturing was also an interesting mix, with dark Sith-y Korriban textures and lighter Jedi Rift textures together. Although you would imagine the two wouldnít go together at all, again the author has done a good job or meshing them together and preventing them from looking out of place. Another interesting mix was the music, which is a nice classical track, which kinda gave this map the flavour of a fantasy location, perhaps something out of Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter rather than Star Wars. Thatís not a bad thing though, since I said above, the author has picked a track which also works for a Sith themed map, preventing it from feeling too out of place.

There are some things I think need to be worked on though, as this map has huge potential and definitely deserves a v2 made. One big issue I found was that some areas are just too dark, especially around some of the staircases, which means itís not easy to tell if you are going in the right direction! I think perhaps an ambient light value of 10 in the worldspawn would help lighten up those very deep shadows a bit. I would also like to see some more areas, perhaps some duel rooms and a council room or something similar to make it more usable by clans, because it has great potential for that kind of map. Lastly, I really think some bot routing would be good, although that might be difficult considering some of the features in this map (such as the fire jets, which propel you down one of the corridors!).

All in all though, I like this map and I think it has a great deal of potential as both a clan themed map and an RP map, as well as being a generally fun map to explore, but I do think it needs a bit more work in places.

Keep up the good work mate! smile

New Textures: Yes
New Sounds: No
New Music: Yes
Bot Routes: No
Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel


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Sith Temple - Readme  
Readme File:
For Jedi Academy
An FFA Map by Blue Ninja
Version 1
FILENAME: SithTemple_blueninja_v1.pk3
RELEASE DATE: 4-4-2009
TO INSTALL: Just put the file in your gamedata/base folder, as usual.
New Music
Eight New Textures (73 active textures in total)
Gametypes FFA, TFFA, and duel supported
No bot routes
No new models
No new sounds
No new shaders

Time spent on mapping: Many hours. I started 2/3 of a year ago from now, but the only reason it took so long is because I stopped working on it for a long time. Twice. Finally, it's finished!

This map is an ancient temple of the Sith, dating back to a time far before even the tombs at Korriban were built. It was constructed on a volcanic planet, thus the lava. It contains: An entrance chamber; The Great Hall; The Throne Room; The Meditation Room; The Library; The Dungeon. The Throne Room has an upper balcony, accessible via a stair, the bottom of which is accessible via the entrance chamber. It's the door on the right. On the opposite side of the Throne Room, is the Meditation Room. In between the Great Hall and the Meditation Room is a long corridor with fiery jets that propel you across the corridor (I was inspired by that air-joust type of duel as experienced in Jedi Outcast, on Bespin, when you first meet the reborn). On the other end of this corridor is a side entrance to the library. There is a pit here which leads to the execution chamber of the Dungeon. There is no escape from this chamber, other than death. In the centre of the dungeon is a lever which causes spikes to impale any humanoids inside the chamber. Of course, if you're tired of waiting, you can just hop in the lava.

And there's a secret area, full of heavy weaponry. In the .PK3 file are instructions on how to find it.

There is no unsourced lighting in this map, I was careful to avoid that. If there is a light, it is from a torch, lava, crystal, or the sky.

BUGS: Yes. When you go through doors sometimes you see other doors disappear for a split second. As far as I can tell, it's a side-affect of putting areaportal in between doors. However, if I didn't do this, the engine would be drawing the ENTIRE map at all times, and the fps would be murder.

MUSIC: It's the third movement (Intermezzo. Allegro Moderato) of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto op. 16 no. 2 in G minor. Lasts about 6 minutes. I think it really increases the evil atmosphere of the Sith Temple. I wanted the whole concerto, but the file would be too big.
VERSION 2: If there is a version 2, it may or may not include:
Bot Routes
A new secret area
Bug Fixes
New Sounds
CTF Support
More rounded, natural-looking edges in the ground where the lava is, in the Great Hall.

If you think there should be a version 2, please leave a comment! However, bot routing is very difficult for me, and I you want bot routes, I'd be happy to give you the .map file. My email is fishwithoutwings AT hotmail DOT com.
Special thanks: RichDiesel and his tutorials on mapping. Without him, this map would not have been possible. And LucasArts and Raven Software for this game, and making it so easy to modify.
Texture Credits: The stain glass window texture, bronze tile, and curtain were maid by me in Photoshop CS3 by myself. The wood and marble textures are from http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/godhandevilleg/works/texture/index.htm
And the books texture is from
And the Bookshelf: http://www.aussiesnrg.com/KiamaGame/Files.html

Sith Temple - User Comments  
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Total comments: 19 | Last comment: 06-29-2009 at 12:07

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 Expand#1 - Wow. - Posted by: Retribution1337 (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 11:17

 Expand#2 - Posted by: seancsnm (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 11:27

 Expand#3 - Posted by: DanathZett (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 11:33

 Expand#4 - I love it - Posted by: RJA (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 12:17

 Expand#5 - Author's comments... - Posted by: BlueNinja (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 12:34

 Expand#6 - No Bot support - Posted by: tonganknight (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 13:02

 Expand#7 - Posted by: MooMooMonkey (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 13:08

 Expand#8 - Posted by: Ziak (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 13:50

 Expand#9 - Posted by: Zurvan_Akarana (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 13:58

 Expand#10 - Posted by: sithJculley (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 14:28

 Expand#11 - Posted by: JSA_Hirato (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 15:01

 Expand#12 - Posted by: MooMooMonkey (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 15:21

 Expand#13 - Posted by: GlitchMasterShmit (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 15:27

 Expand#14 - Posted by: The_Crazy_Assassin (Member) - 04-08-2009 at 19:06

 Expand#15 - Posted by: dontstopme (Member) - 04-09-2009 at 04:55

 Expand#16 - Posted by: IG87 (Member) - 04-09-2009 at 10:37

 Expand#17 - Posted by: Pande (Member) - 04-14-2009 at 02:31

 Expand#18 - Reply to Pande - Posted by: BlueNinja (Member) - 04-14-2009 at 07:11

 Expand#19 - link - Posted by: jinxfifty (Member) - 06-29-2009 at 12:07

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