In 1997 Quake II was released ending the Strogg's collective leader the Makron being killed. Quake III moves away from the Strogg, but the universe's worst cybernetic foes return in Quake IV, ready to be destroyed yet again by Earth's forces. Quake II left the Strogg home planet without its planetary defenses, leaving it open for your attack as part of Earth's new armada. You help deliver the final assault to the Strogg as Matthew Kane, member of an elite squad fighting along squadmates with vehicles and advanced weaponary. Quake IV is based on the Doom III engine, although it is apparent that Quake IV will be a superior modding platform thanks to iD and Raven's efforts in optimizing the netcode, adding vehicles, and general fixes made to the engine since Doom III's release.
This map is from Quake 2 and it's brought to the Quake 4 engine.
Hipdm1 was a custom map made for Quake 2. It was made by a guy called
Blueseed. I don't know his real name other than the fact that his nick name
was Blueseed. This was my favorite custom map for Quake 2. I love this map so
much, I felt that it should be brought back for Quake 4. All I have done is
ported the map over to Quake 4, and I have re-textured ever part of the map.
I have not changed any brush work except for some minor tweaks. I have even
tried to keep the same style with the texturing. I also updated the lighting
and I have tried to optimize the map as best I could. I also kept all weapons
in the same positions as the original map except for the ones that were not
included with Quake 4(Like the chaingun). Because of that I replaced those
the closest things to match. I hope you enjoy this map.
I intend to make two more versions of this map at some point in the future.
One version will be a complete re-make of this map. I will update the brush
work and make alot of new additions to the map, putting it in a different
enviroment. The other version I will try to update the original textures of
the map, and apply them to the updated Quake 4 version of Hipdm1. I don't
think Blueseed, the original author, will mind if I take his map and update
it(I hope not, atleast :-o ). So look for the next two versions of this map
some point in the future. Enjoy! :)