NEWS ARCHIVE 3: 1 July 2003 - 31 December 2003
QUAKE. dmc1 comments.   posted: 30th December 2003
As mentioned below [see news update on 28th December] the dmc1 pack was recently released at SDA, and the download is here.
QUAKE. Mescalito reviewed.   posted: 29th December 2003
Out of nowhere comes a new Q1SP map by Speedy, his second to date. Click here for the review and download of "Mescalito".
QUAKE. News Update.   posted: 28th December 2003
I have been away on a christmas break, but meanwhile Speedmap packs 58-62 have been released at Func_Msgboard.
There is going to be a "Turtlemap" event in 1 week as well.
QUAKE. News Update.   posted: 15th November 2003
Just a quick note to say that Speedmap packs 53-57 have been released in the last few weeks. Visit Func_Msgboard for the downloads.
A resulting *mini-unit* covering the 4 major themes of quake should also be produced in the next few weeks.
QUAKE. heresp2 and hhouse reviewed.   posted: 5th November 2003
Two more new quake 1 maps reviewed for you. Go here for reviews of heresp2:"bulls on parade" and hhouse:"Fall cleaning".
QUAKE. "SPD" reviewed.   posted: 25th October 2003
Posted review for "SPD", by Speedy. Another map which you might want to download was recently made available by madfox, download here. Its really a beta map, and hence no review, but its still might be fun for some to play through.
QUAKE. "Day of the Lords" reviewed.   posted: 12th October 2003
The review for "Day of the Lords", by Glassman is now posted.
QUAKE. "Nastrond" reviewed.   posted: 5th October 2003
As promised, reviews forthcoming. Firstly "Nastrond", from Vondur. Glassman's latest to follow shortly.
QUAKE. 2 new Q1SP maps released.   posted: 4th October 2003
Two of the best mappers in the Quake 1 community have recently released maps. A few days ago Vondur released "Nastrond",
and today Glassman released his medieval quake single player map "Day of the Lords".
SITE NEWS. Taking submissions for Quake 1 and Cube Articles.   posted: 18th September 2003
I have tidied up the Articles page. I am now also willing to post submissions from other people, if they are related to Quake 1 SP or Cube. The criteria is a decent standard of writing and grammar, and a decent length [i.e. a full page minimum, not just 1 paragraph] as i want the subject looked at to be covered reasonably in-depth. There is no upper limit on the length! Email me with your submissions.
QUAKE. "And All that could have been" reviewed.   posted: 8th September 2003
Review for RPG's latest uberwork [or something], the wistfully and mysteriously titled "And All that could have been" has been posted. Good work RPG, please make a 3-map episode next! Great style in your maps.
SITE NEWS. Cube Reviews come to an end.   posted: 01:00 6th September 2003
Regretfully, i have decided i will no longer be writing Cube Map reviews for this site. The current reviews will remain here as an archive. This is due to a number of reasons, the primary one being time constraints; writing map reviews for 2 games takes time that in the future i simply will not have.
QUAKE. nesp09 reviewed.   posted: 14:10 3rd September 2003
Review for the Q1SP map, nesp09: Dawn of eternity is posted. Its an Excellent gothic map, orginally released at Qexpo.
SITE NEWS. NEW Quake 1 Page.   posted: 17:30 1st September 2003
I have added a new Quake 1 page to the site. This page is accessible from map reviews/Quake 1 recommended map reviews or the "fast links" table. This is basically a large collection of recommended Q1SP maps from 1996 upto when this site started.
NEWS. Recently released QUAKE speedmap packs.   posted: 16:00 31st August 2003
I have just been playing through some recently released speedmap packs. For those of you that don't know, speedmaps are maps built in a short time period, usually around 100 minutes, i mentioned them previously in the update on the 14th August. They tend to be relatively small but often have lots of neat ideas and concepts in them. Anyway had some fun recently playing through speedmap packs 41-47. No reviews but i though the best ones were:
Also worthy of mention are sm47_Necros and sm47_starbuck, starbucks level looks very cool [obviously inspired by pushplay's coagula map] and Necros one is...unique. =)
QUAKE. Khanros Storage Facilty & Hyperevolt reviewed.   posted: 18:30 18th August 2003
As my grandfather used to say, "if you are on a roll, don't stop", well actually he never said that to me at all, but it seemed appropriate. Enough incoherent rambling from me, and on to yet more reviews! Another 2 Q1SP maps today; both quite small, but still worth a look, check out the reviews and download the maps.
QUAKE. HrimTurt & pdq1sp1 reviewed.   posted: 12:30 17th August 2003
Another update and the maps keep coming! 3 more base maps are reviewed right here. The first 2 maps are packaged together in Hrimfaxi's Turtle map pack, originally released at QExpo 2003. The 3rd is small base map by Pablo Dictter.
QUAKE. Carved in Flesh & Assault reviewed.   posted: 10:30 16th August 2003
I am presenting two more Q1SP reviews for you. Both reviews were written by Necros. I decided to get some assistance with some map reviewing, i have added some notes at the bottom of each review. Carved in Flesh is especially good. Thanx Necros for letting me use your reviews!
QUAKE. Coagula Contest 2 pack released.   posted: 10:15 14th August 2003
Well back from time off, and here is the Coagula Contest 2 pack for you. Go here for the full reviews, final results and download from Fileplanet.
NEWS. Summer Break.   posted: 8:45 18th July 2003
I have been very busy the last few weeks in "real life" (TM). This will continue until around mid August, after which things should be a little less crowded. As a result, i have decided to take a short, summer break from this site. Dont worry, nothing is closing or being stoppped, it is merely a short summer vacation. Current maps outstanding for review are:
NEWS. Quake Expo 2003 has started.   posted: 10.00 6th July 2003
Quake Expo 2003 has begun! Quake Expo is a Quake 1 only based "virtual exhibition", where everyone has their own booth and releases mods, maps and anything else related to Quake 1 during the 8 days it is open. I have a Booth and will be collecting and reviewing lots of Q1SP maps. I also hope to write a series of Articles on why Quake 1 is, in my opinion, one of the best computer/video games ever made.