Bringing back the classic maps...

LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves.Senior
edited July 2012 in PVKII Discussion
Right, so I was digging around in some old backups and I found pretty much all the custom maps from back in the days of 1.1 and such. Originally I thought I lost all these maps. And their original downloads also aren't up anymore. So I was quite happy when I found them.
So I've tested these to see if they still work, and there were some that crashed or where the game mode was broken. but a surprising number of maps still worked. Then there are the really crappy maps that shouldn't be named. But I managed to salvage 26 maps that still work and don't suck. Some of these are true classics, I even found some of the very first custom maps PVKII ever had. And this is just a selection, I found a lot more maps but many of them are also still in rotation, so I will not include those here (maps like desertcliff, holyground and the classic desertruin).

So here are some screens of those 26 for those who are feeling nostalgic. Here is a download soon so server owners can bring back these awesome classics!
http://filesmelt.com...dCustomMaps.rar

DM Big Traps
I think this was a port from Counter Strike or something, but it was amazing fun. There is a missing texture somewhere though.
dm_big_traps_final0000.jpg

DM Tropic Enhanced
This map was fairly fun, another port.
dm_tropic_enhanced0002.jpg

Dragontest
This is the original dragon test map made by Lhorkan and Jahhur, amazingly the dragon still works. But I am missing the boatcar models so they don't work at the moment. Maybe I can still dig them up somewhere.
dragontest_v20003.jpg

DTT Invasion
A remake of an uglier map, this was a fun map.
dtt_invasion_remake0004.jpg

DTT Tower
Ugly, but amazing fun. I have some very good memories from this map (the tops of the towers are the booty zones). :D
dtt_tower0005.jpg

Beachride
The first map to feature drivable vehicles in PVKII, it wasn't very stable but still lots of fun. Like I said before I still need to find the boat models to get them to work though.
pvk_beachride_040006.jpg

Bootyman
This was actually a really goog territory map, loads of fun and also some very good memories.
pvk_bootyman_b20008.jpg

Camelot
This is probably one of the more memorable of the old maps. It used to be Booty Tag back in the day. which means it's now Trinket Wars. I think the game mode should still work though.
pvk_camelot_v30009.jpg

Castlerun
Another really fun map, territory.
pvk_castlerun0010.jpg

Chateau
As far as I can remember, I do think this was one of if not the first custom map in PVKII. And pretty good too.
pvk_chateau_v20011.jpg
dragonattack_sig.jpg
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Comments

  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited July 2012
    Crypt
    An underground Egyptian map, also Booty Tag, so now Trinket
    pvk_crypt_b10012.jpg

    Desertarena
    I'm running out of things to say, but this was also a really fun map.
    pvk_desertarena_b10013.jpg

    Dutchman
    A decent territory map.
    pvk_dutchman_v20000.jpg

    England
    This map used to crash on me because it is so enormous, but when I tested it now it seemed stable.
    pvk_england_beta30001.jpg

    Giants
    A really silly map, not neccesarily very good. But since every player is oversized compared to the map it was pretty fun.
    pvk_giants0002.jpg

    Helmsdeep
    Many of you will remember this one. One of Jahhur's few custom maps. It still holds up.
    pvk_helmsdeep_v30003.jpg

    KOTT
    A fun territory map. Though I think there were some balance issues back in the day.
    pvk_kott_b20004.jpg

    Lago
    I think Banjo Boy made this map. Was fairly fun.
    pvk_lago_v50005.jpg

    Moonlight
    I don't remember playing this map that much. Will probably be an archer massacre. :P
    pvk_moonlight_b10000.jpg

    Port
    Maybe a little on the dark side, but this map was also really fun to play on.
    pvk_port0001.jpg
    dragonattack_sig.jpg
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited July 2012
    Sanctuary
    One of the earliest really good custom maps. This was also Jahhur's first map on PVKII if I'm not mistaking. This used to be Booty Tag, so I'm curious to how well it will play on Trinket.
    pvk_sanctuary_v30000.jpg

    SB forest
    I actualy almost don't remember this map at all, only very vaguely. But it seems alright.
    pvk_sb_forest_v30001.jpg

    Seafight
    Drivable boats! Unstable, yes, prone to crashing, yes. But it still works! Just like the old days. It may not be perfect, but is a lotta fun nonetheless.
    pvk_seafight0002.jpg

    Steamwork alpha
    I'm not sure if this map was actually released at some point. But I tested it once with the author (who also made the England map).
    pvk_steamwork_alpha10003.jpg

    Treasureisland B5
    Ah, another true classic. Loads of fun this map.
    pvk_treasureisland_b50004.jpg

    Treasureisland V3
    While this is a newer version of the previous one, I actually like the old one better. Which also has more cover, so I included both.
    pvk_treasureisland_v30005.jpg
    dragonattack_sig.jpg
  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited 11:37PM
    Server hosts - Upload these maps as soon as possible, your server will be full all weekend.

    This find made my weekend, Hail Trilo!
  • Khaotic'Khaotic' Dinah #1 Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Aww great nostalgia
    Thank you ^^
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    So, I can't find the boat models at the moment, but I may have those files somewhere else on a dvd. But I don't have access to that dvd right now so I've just uploaded all the other maps.

    Here you guys go.
    http://filesmelt.com/dl/OldCustomMaps.rar
    Enjoy your nostalgia and I hope to see some of these maps on servers soon!
    dragonattack_sig.jpg
  • PeepeewilsonPeepeewilson PVKII Team
    edited 11:37PM
    This is great. Haven't smiled this hard in a while.
  • DMXDMX Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Camelot was alot of fun
    joker_by_tortillaturtle-d50i9ir.png
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    I don't know any of them, obviously started playing pvk a bit too late. Some of them look really awesome, I'm looking forward to host them as well as I'm looking forward to play 2.5 :)

    Just make sure you upload these maps ;)
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Dr. O wrote:

    I don't know any of them, obviously started playing pvk a bit too late. Some of them look really awesome, I'm looking forward to host them as well as I'm looking forward to play 2.5 :)

    Just make sure you upload these maps ;)

    I already uploaded them. You can download them here.
    http://filesmelt.com...dCustomMaps.rar

    But even though I've tested them on my own, there is not really a garantee that the game modes will work, so it might be a bit of an experiment.
    In any case, specifically, I would suggest hosting the following maps at least: Big Traps (great for low gravity), Tropic Enhanced, DTT Tower, Bootyman, Camelot, Chateau, Desertarena, Port, Sanctuary and Treasureisland B5.
    Imo those are the best of the selection.
    dragonattack_sig.jpg
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Ok, we'll see ;)
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited 11:37PM
    Dr. O
    It's not too late to take back dramatic statements for the enjoyment of an entire community.

    You're a doctor, it's against your code of ethics not to upload these maps :)
  • Hempen JigHempen Jig Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    ++Rep Trilobite

    I've forgotten that these even existed, I'll get these running on SBP soon
    Creds to BeansPants for the Meadhoen!
  • TschoppoTschoppo the choppin´ Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    good job dude, i remember another map with a castle in the desert, was booty mode.. i think back in 2.2
    anyone knows it?

    slugsig.jpg

  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Cap1 wrote:

    Dr. O
    It's not too late to take back dramatic statements for the enjoyment of an entire community.

    You're a doctor, it's against your code of ethics not to upload these maps :)


    What statements do you actually mean?
    I downloaded all the maps and will put some of them on my server, just a matter of time ;)

    Tschoppo wrote:

    good job dude, i remember another map with a castle in the desert, was booty mode.. i think back in 2.2
    anyone knows it?


    You mean one of these?

    http://gamebanana.com/pvkii/maps/165626
    http://gamebanana.com/pvkii/maps/68253
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited July 2012
    Dr. O wrote:

    What statements do you actually mean?

    This one of course:
    Dr. O wrote:

    I personally made an agreement with myself, i.e. not to play pvk until 2.5 release. since I do not play my pvk server is down.

    I don't see why not playing a game you like so much because you want 2.5, I can't get my head around the logic of that.



    In a related topic, the new maps are on here:

    OldCustomMaps | FastDL | EU
    62.141.42.85:26051



    Thank you, anonymous server host for what you have done, you have made my weekend.
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Cap1 wrote:

    I don't see why not playing a game you like so much because you want 2.5, I can't get my head around the logic of that.


    The thing is I have quite a lot of other things to do, that's why I don't have time...
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • DinahDinah Skirmisher's wench PVKII Team
    edited 11:37PM
    The new server is lots of fun, parkour and headstands together with cap and trilobite :P
    LOLIWDIT_zpsec1f606c.jpeg
    Agsma is me from the future
  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited 11:37PM
    And the party still continues!

    I don't know who is the mystery server host, but he is the Odin of the day.

    I hope this will continue after the weekend ends, I'm having so much fun discovering all of those amazing maps.
  • Noah es FrioNoah es Frio Senior
    edited July 2012
    I played on a few and I must say they are downright amazing to play on. My thanks to those who made this possible. I am hoping the server remains regularly playable so we can have packed games on these maps 24/7 until the end of time.

    Out of the ones I played I especially liked Dutchman. It has so many interesting ways to climb around and explore in a relatively small area. Plus randomly falling dead bodies.

    England seemed to give the game a slight constant underlying lag. The large epicness and semidestructible environments of the map were nice though.
  • DinahDinah Skirmisher's wench PVKII Team
    edited July 2012
    Theres a problem with the pvk_helms_deep, pirates just spawn and die in a black room

    2012072800001.jpg

    Could just disable pirates i guess

    Further in i realize this damn map doesn't even have an objective, its not finished :wacko:
    LOLIWDIT_zpsec1f606c.jpeg
    Agsma is me from the future
  • SquirrelSquirrel Senior
    edited July 2012
    Awesome job on digging these up Trilo! There are a few I recall upon looking at the screenshots, ages ago of course, but most of them are new even for me who started playing in 2007. I assume some of these date back even further than 1.1.
  • Noah es FrioNoah es Frio Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Once again this is great. But I just found another map called Waterfall that looked really cool but nobody was on the server :(
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Dinah wrote:

    Theres a problem with the pvk_helms_deep, pirates just spawn and die in a black room

    2012072800001.jpg

    Could just disable pirates i guess

    Further in i realize this damn map doesn't even have an objective, its not finished :wacko:

    Oh man, I totaly forgot about that. That map was made before it was possible to disable teams in certain maps. The old way to disable teams was to spawn them in a room that either told them to switch teams or a room that just killed them. (Originally I had such a room in my map 300 as well.)
    And there is an objective. Vikings need to break in and enter the throne room.
    dragonattack_sig.jpg
  • DinahDinah Skirmisher's wench PVKII Team
    edited 11:37PM
    Cap1 wrote:


    Hehe, best map so far ;)
    LOLIWDIT_zpsec1f606c.jpeg
    Agsma is me from the future
  • Noah es FrioNoah es Frio Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Cap1 wrote:


    For some reason that pic reminds me of 9/11 :blink:

    Anyway here's a vid of the Waterfall map I was talking about:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDQM5begIQU&feature=youtu.be
  • DinahDinah Skirmisher's wench PVKII Team
    edited 11:37PM

    For some reason that pic reminds me of 9/11 :blink:

    Anyway here's a vid of the Waterfall map I was talking about:
    image


    Its not really new though, this has been played on sbp a couple of times
    But it is a good map none the less, sadly it needs a lot of players before it becomes fun to play
    LOLIWDIT_zpsec1f606c.jpeg
    Agsma is me from the future
  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Hah, that waterfall map is actually mine. And yeah it's not that old and is still on rotation. Templepit another map of mine is pretty much as old as these maps, it just hasn't really gone out of rotation cause I kept updating it.
    dragonattack_sig.jpg
  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited July 2012
    Trilo's map pack is now on:

    Slammin butt Pirates Custom|FastDL
    68.232.182.103:27015

    Royston Vasey #2
    77.95.37.250:27166

    Booty Bay | sak-team.eu
    217.79.179.114:27028
  • Cool ManCool Man Senior
    edited 11:37PM
    Sir, you have my respect for resurrecting these.

    I’ve always wondered why so many of these never made it beyond the beta they were made in. Like Sanctuary is most definitely official map quality, and still last time I played it during 1.1.

    Desertarena was fun too, the only map in PVK2, which I remember had that same awesome feeling of total mayhem, like in some old PVK1 maps like Colosseum. Kegs are flying all over the place, and immediately when you respawn there’s like three separate fights going on in 3 meter radius from where you stand. Good times.

    Treasureisland wasn’t bad either, but man that map is old…. I don’t recall anybody even mentioning it after the yearly days of 1.1, when I remember it being even semi-popular. Like month or two after the initial release.

    Then there’s another which I think was semi-popular back during the 1.1. It isn’t in the list, but I recall the title being something like pvk_marketb1. Pretty basic by all means, but it worked. I kind of miss it, I wonder if anybody has it anymore? (The map is pretty much as the name tells, a market plaza + two other open areas, noticeable feature was these huge wooden doors separating the areas from each other).
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