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06-04-2001, 06:40 PM
"Your room should now have three textures: one on the ceiling, a different one on the floor, and the four walls painted with a third texture." - <a href="http://quake3.qeradiant.com/q3afiles/creatroom.htm">This Page</a>

Mine doesn't. All three texturs are still on the floor. There is no ceiling or walls. Just the floor. At least I think it's the floor.

Any help for a n3wb Quake III: Arena editor?

06-04-2001, 07:40 PM
Go here qradiant newbie friend:www.planetquake.com/bubba

[ June 04, 2001: Message edited by: Armand ]

06-04-2001, 07:45 PM
Be sure you first make the room brush hollow. Select the square brush and then press the make hollow button. That will create floor, walls, and ceiling. You can then texture them.

06-04-2001, 07:57 PM
Ok thanks. Trying it now...

I'll be back later if I encounter anything else that puzzles. ;)

06-04-2001, 08:33 PM
Oh cleaving was sooo much easier! :D

06-04-2001, 11:22 PM
Okay--time for some important rules of brush based editing for people knowledgeable of JK.

Okay--Hollow command is generally evil. It's in all the tutorials because its a simple way of making a room, but it causes problems with generating excess brushes. I'd reccomend staying away from it until you know what you are doing.

Basically you are building your level out of sector deletes. So you need brushes for the walls, one for the floor, one for the cieling, etc.

06-04-2001, 11:24 PM
And you can cleave in the editor too. You'll just have to get a little further into the tutorials to figure out which button cleaves.

06-05-2001, 05:34 AM
Kool I would suggest making your site newbie editor freindly. Making maps can be hard with uninformative tutorials Take a look at web page (http://www.planetquake.com/bubba) He has it set up so any one can learn to make maps. Its very informative. I Cant wait to see your site.I have a beta screenshot of My Duel of fates map for Rocket arena If you wanna check it out just let me know.

06-05-2001, 02:09 PM
Armand, that site is very useful. Hollowing doesn't seem that bad to me. Heh, but I've only made one room, so what do I know.

06-05-2001, 02:17 PM
Armand, how about post a screenshot of your Duel of the Fates level.

06-06-2001, 01:36 AM
Hollow something more complex than a cube and you'll see it does some weird things.

06-07-2001, 09:51 PM
I cant figure this ubb code out :mad:

06-08-2001, 07:40 AM
Ki-Adi-Mundi, are you using GtkRadiant from http://www.3ddownloads.com/?file_id=147000

06-08-2001, 01:10 PM
Yes, that is where I downloaded GtkRadiant from.

06-08-2001, 01:32 PM
I cant figure this ubb code out
Armand if you're trying to post an image, just press the IMAGE button below and fill in the blanks.

06-08-2001, 09:08 PM
Still cant Ill email it to some just email me www.troven@go.com

06-09-2001, 02:48 AM
Yo Armand! Hit me with it!

06-10-2001, 12:33 AM
Did you get it?

06-10-2001, 12:42 AM
Didn't you forget to... well... attach the pic? Or what?

06-10-2001, 05:19 AM
I emailed it to

06-10-2001, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Jedi_Killer:
<STRONG>Okay--Hollow command is generally evil. It's in all the tutorials because its a simple way of making a room, but it causes problems with generating excess brushes. I'd reccomend staying away from it until you know what you are doing.</STRONG>


I was just going to post something about this until you did. :)

Really, one brush at a time is the only way to go.

06-12-2001, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Ki-Adi-Mundi:
<STRONG>Yes, that is where I downloaded GtkRadiant from.</STRONG>

The reason you might be running into problems is because the tutorial you are using is based on Q3Radiant rather than GTKRadiant. I don't know how much difference that makes - I'm a newbie Q3 editor myself - but perhaps the two are different. Anyone in the know care to tell us?

I also have a problem. When I've compiled my map, I go to boot it up in Q3, by going to the console and typing map mapname, where "mapname" is the name of the map I have just compiled. The game appears to find the map and says it's loading it, but then it just goes back to the main Q3 screen. I'm running Q3 v1.27g, and Q3Radiant v202. I used the fullvis command in the BSP menu in Radiant to compile my map. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

Also, would it help getting Q3Build for compiling?

Dang it, I hate being a newbie at things. :(

[ June 12, 2001: Message edited by: ed_silvergun ]

06-12-2001, 04:53 PM
ed before issuing the map command, open the console and type

sv_pure 0

this will disable the pure server and will allow you to load your map.

Consult the FAQ-O-Matic (http://www.qeradiant.com/faq/fom-serve/cache/18.html)

[ June 12, 2001: Message edited by: Wilhuf ]

06-12-2001, 05:24 PM
Cheers, Wilhuf. Come to think of it I knew that. Why I didn't think of trying that, I don't know. Oh well, back to my newbieness-ness. :)

06-13-2001, 09:47 AM
The difference between GTKRadient and QERadient is not huge, if anything it's purely cosmetic, with a few bug fixes. Most tutorials are equally valid for either. GTKRadient is the "future" though, at least for Q3 Engine editing.

06-13-2001, 01:07 PM
Okay, here's another one.

My map is very bright. I'm not sure why.

In <A HREF="http://quake3.qeradiant.com/q3afiles/creatroom.htm">Ricebug's Creating a Room Tutorial</A> it says:
If you want, go ahead and compile the map to make sure that the flame looks realistic. If the map is showing up in fullbright mode, tap the tilde key (~) twice after it loads into the game.
Has it got something to do with this? The problem is, on British keyboards, the tilde is on the # key, which means I can only access it by pressing SHIFT. Any ideas?

Jedi Howell
06-13-2001, 03:12 PM
My instinct says to press the US tilda button(to the left of the 1), but my brain says to press the 3 key(to the left of 4) without shift.

I suggest doing both. Electrical inputs on the keyboard may be like this:

1. key to the left of 1 outputs * for US

2. key to the left of 1 outputs * for UK

in which case the editor would interpret(sp?) the key to the left of 1 as the tilda no matter what the key is labeled...

or it may work like this:

1. key to the left of 1 outputs * for US

2. key to the left of 1 outputs x for UK

in which case you would press the 3 key, or the 3 key+SHIFT .



06-13-2001, 03:16 PM
The map might be fullbright because it may not have been compiled with the fullvis option.

ed when you compile this map for the first time try the fullvis option. If that does not work, double check your project preferences and make sure the fullvis compile command includes parameters for compiling (-vis -light). They should be there by defualt, but somehow mine were hosed and I had to rebuild the parameters.

Another area to investigate is the map worldspawn entity. With no entities selected, hit the n key to call up entity properties and scroll down to the last entry. It should be the worldspawn entity. Look for a key: ambient
This will specify the overall minimum lighting for your level. You can use it to give your map an overall light brightness and color. There may be an entry there that causes your map to be fullbright. Although I doubt it since I believe the default is to have no ambient key.

06-13-2001, 08:49 PM
Small maps are sometimes forced to fullbright mode by the compliler... Try adding more rooms or increasing the size of level. Wierd, but it works.

06-14-2001, 09:48 AM
Thanks, guys. Archie's suggestion sounds like the one for me, as I tried most of the others already. I'll double-check the project preferences like Wilhuf suggested too, but I did compile the map with fullvis and I did check the ambient light with the worldspawn entity already.

As to the whole keyboard thing, well on UK keyboards the key to the left of 1 is the (`) key, which is used to bring the console down. The tilde (~) key is next to the (ENTER) button and is accessed by pressing (SHIFT)+(#). Now, my (SHIFT) button is bound to crouch in Quake III. So if I press it to access the tilde key, all that happens is my guy crouches down like he's got the squits. Which is all well and good, expect I'm trying to sort the lighting out on my map, not take a dump in the middle of my glorious four-walled box. :)

Well, I'll give all those suggestions a shot later today, and let you know how I do. Thanks for all the help.

06-14-2001, 11:50 AM
Yes I'd bet that adding more geometry to your map may help. I tried to compile a 'box map' my first time out and it simply wouldn't compile. I added in some arbitrary geometric detail, and the map compiled fine after that.