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    It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map (BETA 3)

    "The stars are right once more..."

    Version Beta 3 Final is up !
    Changelog :

    [FIXED] Archvile falling in water.
    [FIXED] Bug in Gold Key room, I tested many times and it worked fine for me.
    [ADDED] A secret with an easter egg, secret count is now 13.
    [REDUCED] Raised brightness to 115.
    [CHANGED] Light Globe sprite, less retarded now.


    [Download URL Removed; map is included in Sven Co-op 4.0]

    Version Beta 2 is up !
    Changelog :

    [FIXED] Crash issues.
    [FIXED] Monsters attacking each others.
    [FIXED] Some game_text issues.
    [FIXED] Water door issue. Now signalized by a broken door and only needs two people.
    [FIXED] Cfg Issues.
    [ADDED] Some lights.
    [ADDED] Some monsters and squadmakers for ambushes.
    [REDUCED] Monster count in some areas.
    [CHANGED] Lightning increased 80 --> 140.
    [CHANGED] Textures on some switches, they're now flickering red. (animated texture).
    [CHANGED] Replaced bars in water room by doors, it avoids the Scrags to fire now.
    [CHANGED] Monster count is now 92.


    It Has Leaks is a medium sized map taking place in a huge library forgotten somewhere between void and reality. This dimension is inhabited by hostile creatures.
    You and your fellows are well known Slip Gaters, and you accomplished many crusades against your enemies. It's now time to ally your strengh and take the Scroll of Wisdom back...

    The map contains the following enemies :

    - Rot Fishes : 40 hp : These bloodsucker fishes will wait you in gloomy and humid areas. (monster_leech)
    - Scrags : 250 hp : Flying creatures that throw fireballs at an incredible rate. They're silent and they use their hover power to overtake their opponents. They're deadly in groups. (monster_alien_controller)
    - Fiends : 300 hp : The Fiends are fast monsters, that can tear you very easily. They're at least two all the time. (monster_pit_drone)
    - Wizards : 780 hp : Those huge creatures are mutated ancient Wizards, that used their magic on themselves. They're deadly and sometimes in groups. They're practically all the time near libraries. (monster_alien_voltigore)
    - Archviles : 5000 hp : He eats Scrags for breakfast, he splats Fiends against the walls just for fun. Here is the badass, one of the well known monsters in the Elder Dimension, and one of the most dangerous. Run away.. Or die..


    Compared to sc_persia, this map is 2, or 3 times more difficult. It has some puzzles that needs all your attention. The masters of wizardry used their magic to protect the Scroll Of Wisdom.
    You need to cooperate. At least 3 players are needed to complete the map.
    Remember that this dimension is hovering over void, so be really careful. The masters of wizardry can fly over void, but not you. So be patient when you are in front of jumping puzzles, and think patiently. All the jumping sequences and puzzles are possible !.
    Keep in mind that the masters of wizardry built some secret areas and some of them contains some interesting things. The map counts 12 secrets ! Some of them needs cooperation to go to, but a large part needs only one person.
    Some of the gates are blocked, you need to activate them by finding some switches that are very often on the floor. They're symbolized by a Pentagram figure.
    The total monster count is 71.



    Some screenies to introduce the map :


    Taking on a group of Scrags


    Scrags like the open areas, as it shows...


    Battling a group of Fiends..


    The fearsome Wizards will tear you like fresh meat.

    Download it_has_leaks_b3.zip

    Recognize your environment :

    Bounce Pads : This is a Bounce Pad. They're used to reach an area faster than with a wind tunnel.


    Lava : Be careful at this, it's hot !



    Teleporters : This is a Slip Gate. If you enter the Star Fluid, you're directly teleported elsewhere.


    Key : They open the doors marked of them.


    Hovering Platforms : These platforms are flying over void. Be extremely careful with these.


    Credits :
    Kell for Contract Revoked series for Quake, and for his wonderful knave.wad I used, and for the fodrian sky I picked from the Lost Chapters .pak.
    ID Software for the light_globe.spr from Quake
    Seal Team 6, helped me with my vertex errors.
    Grigor02, helped me for the complex entites.
    Rngatdsz and Robootto for playing and having fun on Nombliz server ^^
    Master-Poda
    Citr0n

    To Do list :
    o Any suggestions if I can improve the map
    o replace the sounds of the Wizards/Fishes/Scrags..

    All I didn't credited

    I hope you'll enjoy the map as I enjoyed create it !
    If you have seen bugs/issues, report it, i'll be glad to see what I can improve
    Last edited by JPolito; 24-12-2008 at 03:42 PM.
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    oh yeah at last, gonna download that map when time

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Wow yea,
    Seems quite mystical map
    and top-class textures, theres pentagrams too! hehe..

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Nice one Looks pretty cool
    Gonna upload it asap to both servers.

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Played tonight with Jpolito, Nih, Pvt.T and RothGelen
    Was really fun, some screenies
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Truly another excellent map. It would really be even better with some custom models. I wasn't quite sure what to do in the beginning, but we slowly figured it out. Your architecture, texturing, and ambience are perfect. The only suggestion that I have would be to make it easier for the players to know that they aren't going in the wrong direction when they try to find where the other players are.

    Great work.

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    Yeah, it was awesome. The reason why we all laugh on that first screenshot is cause I accidentally stumbled upon a secret which contained a minigun while trying to jump on a floating platform. I was credited for finding the hardest secret on the map according to Skacky. But immediately after the secret area's teleport ported me back to the same place, The Archvile (baby garg) appeared and just kicked me into the abyss with the minigun.

    The map is nicely original. And its greatly balanced too. Kudos! Enjoyed playing it.
    Last edited by Pvt .T.; 02-08-2007 at 07:05 PM.
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Funny how the only screenshot I'm is where I'm falling off a ledge D;

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    I'll try to have some custom models for the next version. I already have replacement files for drones, controllers and leeches. It don't work at this moment, but I'll manage this to work
    I'm glad you like the map
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    maybe youll like to use the garg model from sewer_systematic (hyperegarga) as archvile

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Why not ?
    So, I managed to make the pitdrones friendly with the controllers.
    I've increased the monster count 71 > 105 (wush)

    A detailled changelog will be written soon in the first post, as well as a download link for the beta 2.
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Well as you noticed Skacky, the map seems to crash. (2 times same place)
    Anyone else got this problem ? Cant remeber exact where it was but its dark and there is a long jump pack.

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Yeah, there're two places that causes crashes :
    - Big gold key cave
    - Void room with bridge thing

    Too many scrags in compact areas. i'll try to delete some.
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    I find the map very very dark. Any chance for an increase in lighting? Or some more environmental lights (torches).

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Version Beta 2 is up !
    Changelog :

    [FIXED] Crash issues.
    [FIXED] Monsters attacking each others.
    [FIXED] Some game_text issues.
    [FIXED] Water door issue. Now signalized by a broken door and only needs two people.
    [FIXED] Cfg Issues.
    [ADDED] Some lights.
    [ADDED] Some monsters and squadmakers for ambushes.
    [REDUCED] Monster count in some areas.
    [CHANGED] Lightning increased 80 --> 140.
    [CHANGED] Textures on some switches, they're now flickering red. (animated texture).
    [CHANGED] Replaced bars in water room by doors, it avoids the Scrags to fire now.
    [CHANGED] Monster count is now 92.

    [Download URL Removed; map is included in Sven Co-op 4.0]

    First post edited aswell
    Last edited by JPolito; 24-12-2008 at 03:43 PM.
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Thanks Skacky
    Here we go again

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    I did something wrong with the squadmakers, i'm gonna recompile the map and put a fixed version.
    Sorry.

    EDIT : Fixed version is up. BSP name is it_has_leaks_b2f.
    Same download link.
    Last edited by Skacky; 04-08-2007 at 12:16 PM.
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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Seems like there is a crash issue more..lol
    Dont know where you guys made it to, but it killed the server totally.
    I couldnt shut the the "single" SC server down, but was forced to restart the main server.

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Never had a crash when we played it the other day.

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Quote Originally Posted by JPolito
    Never had a crash when we played it the other day.
    It's true, I was there. However, after that first play test...

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    I dont know if there is a difference on hosting a game or a dedicated server if this maybe could have something todo with the non crash and crash.
    It did crash in the first version and have been fixed, but it just seems like its getting one more kill later on the map (Dedicated).

    But how did your guys run it ?

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    This crash issue is very strange. It happened when we were against the boss.. I dunno how and why it appeared.
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    Just came out from the server working great, dont know why the hell it did crash..lol

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    The new lighting really ruined the atmosphere :/
    Pretty much all areas of contrast have been eliminated and the lighting looks very bland. The old version might have been a little too dark, but such a high increase in lighting was not a good idea.

    On the basis of the first version, I'd say this is BOMS worthy.

    -An original theme.
    -An atmosphere that really draws you into the game.
    -Great looks. While the details in the map is relatively sparse, the geometry of the rooms is just fantastic. I wish I had an imagination that could think up stuff like that.
    -Good gameplay. Controllers are pretty rare in maps, and they fit perfectly into this one. Always a good thing to include vertical gameplay in maps. The voltigores actually managed to kill me a couple of times in this one, which doesn't happen often in other maps.

    One complaint:
    Add a monsterclip near the water so the archvile doesn't walk into the water and gets stuck.

    Just change the brightness back to 95 or something, and I'll move this map to where it belongs

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    Re: It Has Leaks / Lovecraftian map

    Oh yeah, I'll reduce the brightness to 100, so, everybody will be happy
    I thought of the monsterclip too, I'll do it.

    Beta 3 and perhaps final beta will come soon. I just need to work that f****** replacement sound file lol
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