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Long Name: Byzantine
Short Name: Byzantine




Byzantine is a large, dual-objective, city-themed map. The original inspiration was the city of Istanbul, but it has since changed to a point where it no longer bears any resemblance to that city, save for a couple of place names.




- Dual objective
- City themed
- Built for 20+ players (minimum)
- Both sides must cap two objectives
- One objective is behind a dynamitable door, the second objective is behind a constructable wall/fence and must be disassembled (1.5 chargebar) first in order to uncover the returnable objective
- 2 level command map
- Overview graphic is included in .zip file or can be found at: http://planetwolfenstein.com/4newbies/maps/byzantine-summary.jpg


Recommended Player Load: 20+ players, large map. Has been tested on a 60-slot server and seems to hold up under a lot of people


Gameplay Notes:


- There is a passage thru the middle from the Docks to the Mosque, which has a team door on either end. Therefore, this can only be used if you have a covert with a uniform
- The command post and forward spawn are near the Mosque. The only midfield East-West route is via the Mosque courtyard. The forward flag is placed halfway between the spawn points and the objectives for each side
- Ammo and health cabinets are in seperate stores in the middle of the Covered Market (Kapali Carsi)
- Stairwells into cistern level are labeled as Yerabatan Saray (Basilica Cisterns) and Cemberlitas Hamami (Cemberlitas Baths)


Known Issues:


- There are some spots where spectators can see over the tops of buildings and will see either the lightmap or will see untextured faces. I tried to minimize this as much as possible without adding new geometry to the map




- Everyone on the Splash Damage mapping forums for putting up with a lot of n00b questions
- Mean Mr. Mustard for helping me figure out why my scripts weren't working
- Drakir for a fabulous forward spawn point prefab w/ script as well as a couple other prefabs- highly recommend this (www.sikstrom.nu/rikard/prefabs.htm)
- Hummer for making the trans_red version of the secret docs model, and making both versions of the gold
- Seven_DC for a great neutral command post prefab w/ script (voima.dyndns.org/~seven/prefabs_neutralcommandpost.zip) - highly recommend this
- ^WJ|Apple for some of his Dubrovnik textures (edits of some mediterranean textures from mapcenter.com)
- Team Wolfjaeger for lots of creative input
- Team Charter's Phalanx for additional input and for putting the map up on their server
- Sock and his Simland site for some of the Egyptsoc_ textures
- trh.searchturkey.com/iznik_tiles/ for graphics of Iznik tiles used on the mosque and in the market
- Art from Subverse (mapcenter.com)
- MG42 prefabs by Deathstick (available from www.sikstrom.nu/rikard/prefabs.htm)
- A few posters by Dawg
- Trash models and textures from Black Rayne
- Feedback, comments, and suggestions from a ton of people. For those who took the time to provide meaningful feedback, I tried to tastefully work your name into the map somewhere.
- Thanks to Rogue, shaky, and Stickboy for lots of super bug finding and gameplay assistance all the way through this project ... thereby helping to keep me sane


Additions since last release:


- Broke up the skyline somewhat (b3)
- Added signage (b3)
- Fixed the .sps file (b3)
- Added the tracemap (b3)
- Added clutter to the streets (b3)
- Replaced all the windows (b3)
- Created some more second story sections (b5)
- Added 2 constructable machineguns (b5)
- Revamped the two-teamdoor passage (b5)
- Eliminated one major passageway along the east side of the map, the one which allowed teams moving from their spawn points to totally miss each other (b5)
- Seperated Axis and Allied spawns into 2 seperate selectable spawn points each. (b5)
- Added period posters at random spots in the map. Unfortunately, couldn't find any in Turkish (b5)
- Clipped the crap out of a bunch of building tops (b7)
- Changed the texture on the mosque from marble to white stucco. Should make it less bright for those who max out their competition brightness settings (b7)
- Added ladder access from market interior to upper passage (b8)
- Retextured cisterns and baths (b8)
- Replaced models (normal and trans_red) and command map icons for radio codes and axis gold (b8)
- Replaced construction crate command map icons for the radio/radar cabinets (b8)
- Improved edge of map, by water (b8)
- Opened up top of market (b8)
- Added store fronts to outside of market (b8)
- Started axis safehouse and dock warehouse doors constructed at game start (b8)
- Open up more access to the roof of the covered market (b8)
- Added storefronts to the outside of the covered market (b8)
- Added more signage (b8)
- Added more lighting (b8)
- Fixed some light leakage in the German Embassy and the two rooms overlooking the Mosque Courtyard (b8)
- Added a ramp of clip material in the baths to address issue of people getting hung up on the bottom stairs (b8)
- Edited the objdata file to make it more apparent that this map is dual-objective and that each side has two objectives to capture and secure. You will see this when you are a spectator and open the limbo menu (b8)
- Moved Allied constructible MG forward a bit (b9)
- Added some more lighting and fixed light leakage (b9)
- Added garbage cans and park benches (models from Black Rayne) (b9)
- Significantly lowered the clip ceiling, at about the 3-story level (final2)e file)

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