Archon ---> Quake. You heard right, elements of the 80's micro game archon extrapolated into the Quake universe. Get ready for a wild ride.                               (free stuff | no warranty | see disclaimer.txt | blah blah blah.)

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Map concept Screens, last server test Biome test

How has "the Archons" progressed since the beta 1.1 release last year?

Reasonably new features for this release:

Archon magic! (yes, it works)
Archon "soul vessels" - limits to Archon powers
Sphere of Annihilation super black hole mode
Many nasty bugs have been eliminated. :-)
More monster enhancements than you dare shake a stick at
PK 3.0 support is pretty much finalized
HUD update, a few new features here

What is left leading to final release?

Finalizing the Archon vs. Archon conflict
Deciding if demi-archons will make it in before the mark III recode
Avoid any more feature creep, if at all possible
Decide if the map-hack tech maps will -
a. be included
b. have some kind of limits
(these are the design spec for the "realms of Chaos" world)
Decisions regarding HD pack integration:

What significant part of the current plan is still missing?

The ability to pick up an Archon "soul vessel" and carry it to a flag altar and sacrifice it for the points and / or build up to the Archon total not even written.
Some approximation may be put in - then again it may not.

What is the main challenge?

I got bit hard by the "new code" has to be written _now_ syndrome.
I've started the qc++ v1.07 recode already. This will be a major
resource hog on my limited free time. It will be some time before
this new code base grows into Chaos mod mark (III).
It is very necessary - some of the mark (II) code simply does not go
forward very well. The recode will fix a few corners I painted myself
into with the mark (II) code base.

What is the current status?

I have just squashed the "floating" zombie bug (I hope - the bots are testing for me right now...)

fig 1. the "floating" zombies

When I am satisfied with the result - I just need to build the release package.
Then boom - you get it. In time for the holiday week.
Gee, arent I a swell guy? Ha ha.


fig 2. bots give 100% testing new features

zappy, zappy! _____________________________________ sucky __

rainy days _____________________________________
new worlds

fig 3. determined foes

______ arg! gremlins _________________________ new things to stick nails in

fig 4. Archon of Chaos

fig 5. Occlument Augury

What is in a map?

What is in a map?

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Design notes, editor theory, descriptions, design philosophy, brush structure, sky boxes, entities (good and bad) and last / most, the player!

The Lost!

The Lost!

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106 lost Doctor Who episodes found

Programming / Creating

Programming / Creating

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Get Inspired! We are all programmers and creators. You program your own life, and create your own daily content in the simulation we call "reality".

Announcing Chaos mod: Archon

Announcing Chaos mod: Archon

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Design: enter free for all deathmatch, become an Archon, lay down a magic onslaught like no other.

Archon ---> Quake. You heard right, elements of the 80's micro game archon extrapolated into the Quake universe. Get ready for a wild ride.                               (free stuff | no warranty | see disclaimer.txt...
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Archon 1.2 (beta)

Archon 1.2 (beta)

9 months ago Patch 1 comment

Beta release 1.2 < CHAOS mod (mark II) - "the ARCH0Ns" > the Magic is real. Install instructions in archon.txt, readme.txt, Archon 1.0 (alpha) _must...

Archon 1.1 (beta)

Archon 1.1 (beta)

1 year ago Patch 3 comments

Beta release! Play Chaos mod: Archon - become an Archon, rule the Quake universe with your mystic powers. Refer to text files, site images and video for...

the Castle

the Castle

2 years ago Multiplayer Map 5 comments

Ariochs Castle. Where the gods of Chaos live and play. A clan map project that finally sees the glorious light of release it deserves.

Archon 1.0 (alpha)

Archon 1.0 (alpha)

2 years ago Full Version 1 comment

Alpha release = painkeep cube, morphic cube, crates, runes, regman quad-barrel dwarfcutter, quantum tunnel apparatus, super gravity well, chaos teleport...

Visage Nightclub

Visage Nightclub

4 years ago Multiplayer Map 6 comments

"I'm the seed in your head...if you're good then you'll dream. If you're good...if you're bad. K...K...K...K...Killer" As always - check your guns at...

Chaos Heaven (release 2)

Chaos Heaven (release 2)

4 years ago Multiplayer Map 1 comment

Chaos Heaven (Visit Arioch!) - A new symbol rotates serenely atop a sacred altar. Power grid flows away in all directions to deathmatch goodness. Weapons...

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numbersix Creator
numbersix May 19 2014 says:

Driver update. Radiant fixed.
Dev continues now for our regularly scheduled mod - already in progress.

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Mar 3 2014 says:

Still alive. Yes, the mod is still active. Work and taxes have me right now, but soon(ish) I'll have more free time. I'd be working on maps with a small bit of time here and there, but radiant crapped out when I upgraded the suck *** nvidia driver for a new 770 GTX. The 770 is wicked, but damn...breaking GTK radiant is a bastard.

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Mv.Antitribu Feb 23 2014 says:

ive been away for a long while, i just saw the super gravity well and it was like sugar melting in my stomach. thanks. :D

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Mar 3 2014 replied:

I am trying to come up with a way for the ultimate grav well upgrade: "the reality bomb" (you have to toss a grav well into a sphere of annihilation) to actually melt away the entire level. Looks like an engine mod might be required tho.

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Feb 7 2014 says:

Sigh. Radiant still broken...really want to work on a map.
Specially after I saw this:

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Jan 25 2014 says:

New hardware: 8 core athlon 4.1 ghz, 16G ddr3 mem, gtx 770...
updated X11 & some other packages...
system is __fast__ now...
gtk-radiant wont run. GRRR.
I hate when upgrades break **** that has NO reason to be broken.

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Jan 13 2014 says:

Been taking a break after the release...lots of other stuff to do.
The next step will be further testing and a couple maps that are nearly there.

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Dec 27 2013 says:

First gameplay tutorial is done:
The next tutorial will be on using Archon spells to do stuff.

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Dec 25 2013 says:

Merry Christmas!

(Yes, though awaiting an auth...)

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numbersix Creator
numbersix Dec 25 2013 replied:

Authorized - an official christmas present release for all watchers!

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