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DM-1on1-Contact 
Map Info


 
File Namedm-1on1-contact.zip
AuthorDoctor Frag
GametypeUT Deathmatch
Date Added10-09-2000
File Version1.00
File Size337 kb
Player CountUnknown
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating9.5
User Rating7
Overall Rating9.5
NC2 map imported without screenshot.
 
Review


ReviewernekoOverall Score: 9.5/10
DateNC2 03-23-2001

I'm in awe. A puny little map at only 400k or so, I wasn't really expecting much out of this level. So you can imagine my suprised when I launched it and found myself staring at what may be the best Unreal Tourney map I've ever played.


The layout feels simply Escheresqe--a maze of twisty catwalks, all alike. It's perhaps a little easy to get lost, but you probably won't mind. As an open level it's possible to fall off the map, but with the way the platform intertwines into itself you'll likely as not simply wind up on lower ground. But not all the time, of course. When the floor angles upward the gradient is rather sharp, and you'll have trouble seeing who's on top or down below; some may be put off by this, but I think it adds to the tension of the map.


The attention to detail is simply phenomonal. Blue lighting cracles in the distant, sky, providing brief illumination to the appropriate side of the map. Textures are perfectly aligned and taseful. A small rim above the map shines with a blue light without interfering with the light elsewhere. Even the lifts are impressive, with flanges connecting them to the side of the adjacent wall. (And they're quick too, keeping the action going.) And for all this, the framerate stays silky througout.


Bots play the map well enough, but they are aguably a little easier than usual, so you may want to turn them up a notch. And that's it; that's all I can think of for criticism.


DM-1on1-Contact has impressed me more than any other map since at least CTF-HallOfGiants, if not more. It's artwork like this that makes me strain that much harder to justify my install of Quake 3. Get it now.



 
Map Comments


luna Rating: 10 
the most simple things are often the best.

Ebola Rating: 8.5 
Underscores what I've been saying for ages: maps don't have to be 5MB and contain 4 custom files to be "good!" Nice work, Neko. :)

Shock6822 Rating: 6.5 
Its definitely not a 9.5, but its worth a look

_UE_Hunter Rating: 7.5 
not bad, but not 9.5

Mike3894 Rating: 8.5 
Falling off the edge sucks.

Apart Rating: 5 
Not much to look at, some new textures and stuff. Gets boring very quickly and the sky panning speed made me want to jump off the edge :D

Platinum[STS] Rating: 8 
bots fall off the edge. pretty good overall map, runs nicely

Hortons Who Rating: 1 
You're being sarcastic with the 9.5 right?? Let's see... get the rocket.... knock him off the edge... get the rocket... knock him off the edge... get the rocket.... What a worthless download.

H@Z3RdOuZ Rating: 8.5 
It's prety good work he made there, but I don't think it's a 9.5! What the others said, you do fall of the cliffs a lot. And I think that if you begin playing UT, the map is to difficult for you because the bots shoot you of the cliffs. I'm not a beginner anymore, so I practise on this map a lot, thanx for making it!!

=G3nocid3= Rating: 7.5 
Nice map, but a 9.5 is too high.

Mogh Rating: 8.5 
When you guys like this map ypu'll probably like mine too. Nice map, mine is bit bigger and indoor, but the same architecture. It had never been rated by nalicity, but on some german UT pages it was Map of the Month, so type "dm-geometrix" in the nalicity search engine and test it. MFG Mogh

Cowboy Rating: 5 
I don't think this is a 9.5 map, the textures was too easy made and a little to much light in the small "tunnels" or whatever it was...

Test Rating: 3 
Too boring, and it's way too easy to fall off

Nemesis Rating: 6 
It's ok but definitely not a 9.5 unless it's out of 20. It has very little challenge in it and gets boring real quick. Giving maps like this 9.5 really screws up the rating system for the genuinely good ones. What are you smoking, Neko? As a tourney map, compare this to DM-Viridian. BTW, who is awe?

Piz Doff Rating: 8.5 
seems like a Quake map.....so you fall off a lot.... so theres the added challenge...of course you should practise on this one!!! still 9.5 is too high....

fragswill Rating: 3 
DEATHLOK COME BACK!!

U2_RicAxl Rating: 9 
Yeah, It looks great and has an, I don't know, but it's fantastic.

Agent X Rating: 2 
Me agrees with nobody.

Dan 'cyberg][dan' Waters Rating: 9.5 
IMO, a map doesn't have to look like DM-Turbine or DM-Pah to kick serious ass... yes, it is a very basic map, but I think its simple layout in conjunction with the obviously different approach to texturing is what makes this map stand out. It's almost like a clash between past and future. I thought it was cool!

Scourge Rating: 9 
Yes. There are tons of perfectly politically correct, well-trimmed maps with shining textures and good flow out there. We've come to a point where a map should get a good score due to its uniqueness, not the fact that it was made by the book. And this map stands out as just that: Unique.

Mr._Jackhammer Rating: 7 
Hey, I have a fun idea, let's make a level with with lots of narrow catwalks with lethal drops on each side! Now, to make sure that everyone dies a whole fucking lot, let's put a Ripper a Shockrifle and a Rocket Launcher in prominent positions! Now we can laugh at the negative scores of any poor newbie trying to play this lame map! Ha ha ha!

[OMC]Xylander Rating: 10 
mike:YOU SUCK

Chris_Snow Rating: 9 
Quoteth Cowboy: "The textures was too easy made..." -Wtf? The rating isn't on how hard the map is to make. Its quality and playability of the thing. GOOD MAP!

Drex Rating: 9 
This map is quite nice, the lightning effects are nifty too ;) one of my friends made a map for another game very much like this map, we had a lot of fun in it back then, good work :)

DRT-Maverick Rating: 7 
Not a 9.5, but a good map all together. Just for the sake of arguement, what is the point of critisizing maps the way Hortons Who and a few others that posted here do? I'd like to see them make a map... anyway, back to the review, speed of clouds can be improved, if it was lo grav, that would be funny, hehe, bots flying off left and right, lol. a little more on this one and it will rock!

Metago Rating: 5 
Not good-looking, gameplay is about average

Lophead Rating: 6.5 
"Environment" scores way, way, way OVERRATED. This map is decent with some flaws, definitely not 9.5, it would be good if a 9.5 @ Nali City is equal to another 9.5 @ Nali City but i suppose thats too much to ask.

Nebel Rating: 9 
No, Xylander, you suck. Now go away, ***.

darthnili Rating: 5 
It`s a gimmick map. You have constantly to avoid from falling off - not really playable, so the fun-factor is very short. Very nice idea, but not much more. Ugly lighting (everywhere the same) texturing is consequent, but boring. architecture??. All in all nice idea, but lacks playability and hurts the eyes. Not woth 9,5 honestly! Please be more serious

REeeE{FDOC} Rating: 5 
5 because it gave me the "someone is chasing me up a dark stairway" feeling more than once. The drops suck though...and i played instagib. Loaded one inhuman bot at 20 frags and had fun.

CowGod Rating: 2 
boring but original

CyT_Insaniac Rating: 9 
First of all, good work Neko and all other reviewers, you are doing a great job, I really appreciate all the time you're spending on reviewing so I can download the maps I like and leave the rest for what they are. Keep it going. About the getting knocked of the edge thing, is that so bad? I love it, you just can't go down there and chase your enemy with rocketfire cause if you don't watch your step you'll end up dead. Try this map with an inhuman or godlike bot with jumpy behavior, it's COOL, and it's a great way to learn how to dodge rocketfire. I love this map and I've played it alot since I downloaded it. P.S. If my english is bad, I'm from Belgium and i'm still learning english at school

Altimartin Rating: 8 
This map is really intense when you play it with somebody as skilled as you... so I gave it a 8 cauz weapons and ammos are sometimes too far and your oppenent can kill you easily...frustrating...and the other point is ... its got to be more intense to get 10...Good map

Deathwing Rating: 2 
Whoa, did I ever HATE this map. It gets a big fat ugly 2 from me.

ddude904 Rating: 8 
if you want a real challenge, you outta use U4E with only meele and compund-bow. a total challenge and not too easy yet not too hard. try the challenge and you'd agree. FYI: I am not a spokesperson for U4E, just a suggestion. you'd like it.

sHad0w Rating: 6.5 
What a boring map! And what's with the bots?? "Yeah I got a frag, let's jump off the edge!!"

Lustmord Rating: 8 
Wait a minute, Hall Of Giants sucks. But has a lot of potential. Its cool, in a minimalist sort of way.

Starkling Rating: 9 
This is a cool-looking map. The play is very smooth and I would say that bots perform up-to-standard, at least.

Nessy Rating: 8 
Good atmosphere and weapon placement but the stupid bots keep commiting suicide. They really like to go base jumping and get a closer look at the lighting.

GodFather Rating: 0 
this map had a fun factor of 0. Want to play a map that attempts this theme but dont right, check out 1on1adversity.

thecauseofallhavic
03-17-2003 04:32 PM EST
Rating: 10 
~Already been said~

Smeerkat
03-17-2003 06:33 PM EST
Rating: 5 
Not a 9.5 map, in any review schema.

SirTahngarth
03-18-2003 03:38 PM EST
Rating: 7 
I thought reviewers were only able to go up to 9.

How are you guys rating with half points? I cant seem to do it.

SealClubber
03-17-2003 11:29 PM EST
Rating: 4 
There is no way that this map is a 9.5!

storm
03-18-2003 12:19 AM EST
Rating: 5 
sir i think were on the same page ghost wheel and seal clubber are in the same clan aparently

MassChAoS
03-18-2003 04:14 PM EST
Rating: 5 
... take note that the review is like 2 years old.

DarkGriffin
03-31-2003 10:28 PM EST
Rating: 10 
This is the greatest map I have ever seen! I love it! Very creative and different. Trust me, I don't give ratings like this.

pikachu
04-01-2003 10:14 AM EST
Rating: 6 
:S

i dont really like this one you fall off way to many times as soon as you get the shock rifle your flung off the side....

dont download this

Czm21x
04-01-2003 07:39 PM EST
Rating: 6 
9.5 and 10?!?!?!!?
I would have given it a ten if one of those lightning bolts would have hit one of my opponents.
I really laughed hard when I saw the bots junp off the edge after the opponent they had just knocked off the edge.
I even saw one bot standing on top of a light after he got knocked off the edge.
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I'm in awe. A puny little map at only 400k or so, I wasn't really expecting much out of this level
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Uh...This is another April Fool's joke, right?

[Admin: No, the review is 2 years old. ]

Chrysaor
04-01-2003 09:45 PM EST
Rating: 4 
Bleh.

Fuzzy Logic
04-02-2003 04:15 AM EST
Rating: 9 
I've had this map since it first came out and it still one of the best 1on1 maps ever made. Turn the bots up a notch for best performance. Try it with more bots too...

And don't take any notice of the people whose gameplay is so crap they keep falling of the edge - some maps need skill dudes.

[IMD1]KillRoy
04-02-2003 09:46 AM EST
Rating: 7 
I think it's a ok map, but it gets a little boring after a while IMO.
It's sure is a original map, I've seen no map like this.
The only thing I miss is a somewhat bigger platform where you can duel strait forward.

/me likes to use the lifts to liftjump and frag some guys from above! ;-)

Razor
04-17-2003 02:19 PM EDT
Rating: 6 
It looks nice but it's to easy to knock someone off the edge and it's boring after some games

The_Real_Meneer_Aard
05-11-2003 05:23 AM EDT
Rating: 5 
download Who Pushed Me to fix the pushing problem. the one who pushes you gets a frag and you dont lose one.

Looks great plays shitty. to little amount of space to dodge so someone with the sniperrifle is prone to make thousands of headshots. shock rifle (which pushes opponents) is too powerful. finally can you dodge a rocket aimed at your feet on a 2 meter wide floor? i cant.

Meneer Aard doesnt like this map

Shao
05-11-2003 01:54 PM EDT
Rating: 10 
If you guys didn't give a 10 is mean you guys sucks.

Armageddon_Man
08-21-2003 09:03 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
Maybe the bots fight so poor, I've tested this map in a Practice Session with 3 bots in Inhuman level and... They still camp! (I've using Auto-adjust skill option in this). But this map kicks ***!!! I'm sure about this.

EDIT: In my SP Ladder I've included this level in the last fight at 1-on-1 ladder (replacing Assault ladder in an alternative ladder). Maybe I release this mod in this place.

Stalin
06-12-2003 10:12 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
i wanna talk with the guy who designed this map... he's a bloomin' map makin' guru...

So what if you can knock someone off the edge? That's the point. You have to do a thing called 'dodging.' It's better in insta than regular tho. And i am an insta fenatic tho so don't listen to me there:)

Karlos
06-12-2003 07:07 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
This map is very insane and is completely different to any other DM map I have ever played... for some reason it reminds me of CTF-SkyDamage, but probably only because of the similar sky scrolling at the top and bottom. Noth maps are slightly similar anyway.

I do think it's worth a try though, and is worth downloading even if you don't decide to keep it.

PlaysWithSelf
06-15-2003 12:01 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
This is a great map. Best on insta though, because if you get shot with a shock rifle, you will fall off and lose a frag. Which is annoying. But that is not the maker's fault.

Soon I will be submitting my maps. I encourage you all to download them cuz they are pretty, they're fast and the bots even on masterful will kick your sorry butts.

iamsuicidal
07-06-2003 04:16 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
Very cute... :P, this map is good, not a 10 but it is so different and quite addictive. This is like a training level for newbies, but it ROCKS ON GODLIKE...

darkjaxx
07-17-2003 09:05 AM EDT
Rating: 5 
This map looks at screenshot very good, But the gameplay is stuckin stuckin stuckin
It's very beauti, but is plays like Rubbish
Really: Mapmaking :10
Gameplay :1
So it's a 5

Tomlord
08-18-2003 08:00 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
Yeah Doc. thats good map. Good arsenal and textures. Good map for teaching lift-jump. You call it 1on1 but i think, 4 players are good too. I think there is something to do, mybe you can do this map larger, and for more players...

Mxtrmntr
08-20-2003 11:59 PM EDT
Rating: 4 
Could be worse. Well, could be better too, obviously. In the end, it's pretty average, none of the (most obvious) aspects seem too horrible or too great.

MexicanFlava
08-31-2003 12:07 AM EDT
Rating: 3 
You guys are impressed waaaay too easily.

(NRA)_Noodle
09-19-2003 04:09 PM EDT
Rating: 10 
So what if you fall of the Edge, that makes it more challenging. Anyone who says this map is bad because they fall of the edge are obvioulsy not true players.
10 anyday

gyokusai
11-11-2003 07:48 PM EST
Rating: 9 
Dl'd this map a year ago, and I'm still impressed.

Luggage
11-19-2003 07:26 PM EST
Rating: 6 
I like the mover :)

{SED}^FireStorm
12-23-2003 09:12 PM EST
Rating: 8 
One of the best maps to have multiplayer fun for a long time, imo.
On the one hand its just pure fun to play around on it,
on the other hand it's a really good map to practise both movement and aiming.

Sure there isn't that much Textures and "eye candy" and so, but it really doesn't need it.

My lil' tipp for a chilling round:

Grab a m8, load this map and laugh your head off,
while you expierience some of the wickest and funniest
duels.

EvilSwanky
12-24-2003 04:14 PM EST
Rating: 5 
Totally overrated with 9.5 - archy and Lightning is shitty, we can argue about the floorplan, its not really crappy, but not good either. But, the map makes somehow fun... I'll give it a 5 because of that.

Shadowlurker
04-12-2004 07:45 PM EDT
 
Jesus, this map is probably more than 2 years old.

[[TDW-KkillgasmM]]]
04-13-2004 10:15 AM EDT
Rating: 3 
ewwwwwwwwww

hampel
04-16-2004 07:32 PM EDT
Rating: 10 
definatly a 11! I like it soo much - ty dr.frag ;)

Sicko Teddy
04-17-2004 01:00 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
What a wild rating!! 10, 1 ,7, 2 ,8 , 3 !! all numbers are present. If you fall off the edge too much, that mean that you are sloppy, and not playing well. the number of textures is low, but the layout is realy interesting. the atmospheare is somewhat of Quake style.. My suggestion is that you take that useless revolving ring , and lower it between platforms, and place a health keg or a shield, or invisibility.That would be like an extra challenge.
nice and polished job.

slaskan
04-17-2004 02:19 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
this is great after dr.frags huindreds of maps he makes this, this , mmasterpiece

one good thingh with your maps is the size dr.frag none of them oer one meg thats kewl

Mister_Cope
04-17-2004 03:09 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
Just for those of you who missed it...

IT'S AT LEAST 2 YEARS OLD.

Flawed, but brilliantly so.

VindicatorEX
06-07-2004 03:15 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
Small but challenging

milb
06-07-2004 11:47 AM EDT
Rating: 6 
Nice map for play, but nothing for the eye! No eyecandy! Thahts why I only gave a 6!

Manticore
06-07-2004 09:51 PM EDT
Rating: 4 
Still the best version of this map; and it still isn't worth anywhere near nine.....

Uncle_Bob
10-03-2004 02:33 PM EDT
Rating: 6.5 
Ok the isnt really much architecture but it doesnt look horrible, the texturing is a bland and a bit repetive. The gameplay can get a bit annoying though as you keep getting knocked off by someone with a rocket again and again or you fall off, but apart from that its fast paced. Lighting isn't that great but the blue swirly light thing looks nice, about the only eye candy in the map. I also like the way it is floating in the air by rockets. Skybox isn't much though. Overall a fast paced but tad anoying map that looks solid but not great.

XepptizZ
10-03-2004 04:00 PM EDT
Rating: 6 
Why do my comments get erased? O well,

I try it again. The map looks mediocre or beneath. But the problem is that making evasive manoevres is to hard and makes it even easier to fall.

Freedomshaoray
05-07-2005 10:14 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
this map is fun , especially when I add who push me mutator , very challenge and play this map with game mode LMS , you will laugh when they fall down ( laugh *)

DancesWithSnoopy
05-27-2005 03:28 AM EDT
Rating: 10 
My girlfriend and I play this 1v1 sniper usually but Ive spent several matches with weapons as well, talk about something that teaches you to dodge properly and show forethought this is IT!! Yes falling or getting knocked off can be irritating but hey, easy maps suck.
This map not only gives you a taste of several tactics, a bit a z axis action, but the lift jumps can add tons of fun when mastered, totally throwing off your opponent. This is one of the most fun maps I keep on my 1v1 server. Kudos, well done!!!

West
09-16-2005 03:42 PM EDT
Rating: 2 
Hmm, OK... so this one's on the Most Popular list. A little astonishing, since this is one of the most boring and pointless maps I've ever seen. Less may be more, but this is taking it a bit too far for my taste.

redfist
09-16-2005 10:52 PM EDT
Rating: 6 
No Man,a 2? seems a bit to low

It has round corners,skyzone,lift,lighting is good for the way it looks.

Has translucent floor on the mover,sounds,etc etc,
But this map you can jump down,jump down, jump down,to
all the same size widths,very easy to NOT fall off.

Wich means you have good control ,and still get around,even on that small map but still not fall off,wich is a cool feature of this level.And I do not like falling maps,but this wasn;t bad.

Maps is clean,well done,cool map.
I am leaving out gameplay,somewhat,because I don't go for falling maps ,so aabout a 6.00001

:b00m:Eek!
11-09-2005 04:06 PM EST
Rating: 10 
Top grade. This map's an aquired taste, but it grows on you. Even if the map is simple graphics wise, its layout and weapon placement is excellent. You think lower spawns, far from the shock is unfair? Only until you realise what a powerful weapon the ripper (alt-fire) is on this map. The most intense matches I've ever played is on this map. Good opportunities for lift-combos and other shock stunts for us shockh0s as well. The map is good with translocator too, making it even more intense as players fly all over the place, all the time. The map is unique and it's gameplay more than makes up for its rough edges graphics wise. My all time fav map. :)

Kantham
11-09-2005 08:24 PM EST
 
"This map canot be commented on"


;)

Erika 'Olga' Bal
12-30-2005 02:08 AM EST
Rating: 6 
I'm sorry guys but this map just frustrates the bajeezus out of me. I keep falling off and its hard to avoid. The layout looks cool and all and its pretty, but its damn annoying.



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