spirit's one-versus-one tournament level In the Arms of Lilith is now ready for general consumption. This was a real team effort, combining some 2200 brushes and an original layout by spirit, over 60 normalmaps by keres, and quite a few hours of lighting work from myself. Originally boxed out last July, this map underwent months of play testing and detailing.
Recently keres, a new member of the team, took it upon himself to update Lava Croft's original level, Catfight.
This weekend, fate dealt the old jdolan.dyndns.org server a healthy serving of irony, with a side of "screw you." Just days after much of the content hosted here was updated or even overhauled, the box suffered a hard drive failure while running a backups script. Some data was corrupted beyond repair or just plain lost.
I've moved the site to a new managed hosting facility, and am in the process of restoring services -- or at least piecing them back together.
Some of you may have noticed the new look around here. I'm happy to report that the site has been migrated from Drupal 5.1 to Drupal 6.6, and is sporting a new customized theme as well as numerous enhancements and fixes.
I've also installed some new modules to help the site scale and provide optimal SEO. For that reason, you may find that your old bookmarks no longer work. Sorry about that, but the new path conventions are here to stay thanks to the Pathauto module.
You can now find the Quake2World team on Facebook. The group is open, everyone is free to join it and peep our ugly mugs.
Some screens showing off deluxe and bump mapping on Cardo's Torn Glory. The effect is intentionally overdone so that it's evident in still images. I owe LordHavoc for guiding me through this implementation, and taking the time to point out defects and shortcomings in my approach. Thanks very much, LH.
For the past week or two I've been attempting to add bump mapping to Quake2World's realtime lighting shaders. It's proven to be quite difficult; I've rewritten my shaders from scratch at least 3 times so far. Nevertheless, here are some carefully selected screenshots showing off way-overdone specular highlights on q2dm1.
(Sorry, these screens are no longer available.)