To celebrate the creation of SD’s new ETQW forum :stroggbanana:, I have compiled a zip including most of the custom maps created for ETQW so far - the 2009 collectors edition! :oppressor:
Download link (note - it’s 920MB, but fast network North Europe):
Minor campaign patch (removed a couple of maps from the bot camp that didn’t support bots, and rearranged rotations slightly).
How to use:
[/li][li]Unzip it into the /base directory of your etqw user or save path
[/li][li]Select Play Computer
[/li][li]Select Game Mode
[/li][li]Select a map or campaign
[/li][li]Press Play and have fun!
[/li][li](Note: when you press Play, the client will restart - this is normal, so don’t panic but let it load and the map should start automatically)
Maps included in this pack:
Campaigns included in this pack:
[li]Custom All Maps - most (24!) of the maps in one big campaign
[/li][li]Custom Small Maps - 6 maps for small teams (infantery)
[/li][li]Custom Medium Maps - 6 maps for medium teams (mostly infantery)
[/li][li]Custom Big Maps - 6 maps for big teams (vehicle maps)
[/li][li]Custom Special Maps - 6 special maps like flyer-only, baserace, etc
[/li][li]Custom Bot Maps - maps with bot support
This pack includes most of the ETQW maps released so far from 2008 to 2009, with some exceptions (mainly some small/duel maps, which I currently don’t have on server, and some pre-alpha maps)
A few of the maps in the pack are not included in the campaign pk4, or any of the campaigns (mainly the CTF maps).
If you play single maps (not campaigns), the client will restart for every map change. This is a side effect of the pure system in etqw engine. You can avoid the restarts by always loading a custom campaign first, as this will “purify” all the maps referenced by the campaign file.This is also the best way to load a custom server, and will let you vote in single maps without restarts.
Some of the maps include megatextures. The megatextures are included, but will not be installed automatically with vanilla etqw. But if you install one of the mods with megatexture extraction support (eg. ETQWPro or QWTA) and load it first, the mods will extract the megatextures automatically. It is also possible to install/extract the megatextures manually, more instructions on that later if needed.
If the map terrain is black when playing, it is either caused by missing megatexture, or too low resolution setting. Try changing resolution to normal if you’re sure the megatexture is installed properly.
This pack is basically a clone of a current nirvana server setup where we usually download maps ingame, so I haven’t tried a clean install of the zip itself. I’m pretty sure the zip should be ok, but if you spot any problems - let me know asap!
That’s it - please enjoy the wonderful world of ETQW custom mapping, and have fun!
:armadillochase: :stroggbanana: :hog: