Largest Direct-link Blood Map Collection

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Largest Direct-link Blood Map Collection

Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 1st, 2009, 09:41

Well fellow Blood fans, here at last is the largest collection of Maps for the original game available in one file. It contains over 1,300 Maps, made up from single Maps to Map-packs and TCs. For those who just want the Maps and not the larger file which is big because of said TCs, I've made separate uploads. When new/missing Maps are sent to me I'll upload them into a forth file that will updated from time to time, so you won't need to download the whole lot again.

Complete Blood Map Collection - 205mb. The whole lot.

Just Maps - 26.4mb. None or very few of the multi-map/TC files are contained in this collection.

Just TCs - 183mb. There's not much point to this one, but if you download just the maps and want the TCs at a later date, you can get them separately.

All of the Maps contained within are either compressed with WinZip or WinRAR, and maybe one or two 7Zip files. Feel free to share the links around and direct-link to them on your own site should you have a little corner dedicated to Blood. Enjoy.

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I'm working on getting as much Maps as possible for the first Blood game, so that I can upload it into one file to make it easier for fans to easily attain the whole collection (or as close as possible, since plenty would be lost in the Void in this day and age) in one hit. I'd host it on my own server where bandwidth wouldn't be a problem, but not in an actual website. So far I have 520 files, which probably adds up to 600 or more Maps, when you figure in conversions/map packs and such. I'm speaking with someone via email who says they have 500-odd as well, so I'm hoping to acquire them soon and go through deleting the ones I don't need and such. I already have what are available at places such as:

http://www.blood.freeminded.de/index.php?section=maps

http://blood.gry-online.pl/pliki.htm

And a couple of other sites which housed various TCs such as 'Legends of Iconoclast' trilogy and whatnot. Along with all of them, I had stored away on an old CD of mine (which would be about 8 years old) lots of Maps from the late nineties; 250-odd files which I could not locate on any website; which is probably a joke of a collection compared to all those that were stored at sites that no longer exist, since I was never an avid Map collector back in the day.

Anyhow, if any of you fine Blood fans think you have Maps that I lack, or who have large collections on old CDs that they can share I'd appreciate it greatly. I don't mind going through them all and seeing which ones I do and do not have. So far my file is nearly 200mbs, which is because of all the TCs. In the end, I'd look at uploading them in a few different flavours:

~~~ The whole lot in one file

~~~ Just Maps (small file of probably 50mbs at the most)

~~~ Just TCS (probably 150+ mbs)

~~~ New Additions (for folk who don't want to download the whole collection again, which will be updated every now and then; but this file would always remain pretty small).

I look forward to hearing from whoever wants to help. Cheers.

*Exact duplicate of topic I made elsewhere. Aside from this line. :wink:
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Post by Snake Plissken » Feb 1st, 2009, 12:26

Great idea.Incidentally,just some days ago i posted my intention to compile a full blood map pack.I'd like to join forces with you,i'm going to make a single rar (or 7zip) file with ALL the maps i have collected (withouth any add-on,these can be found easily on the internet and take a lot of space compared to the maps).Can you leave me an email adress or something like that to send it to you?

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Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 1st, 2009, 12:38

Ah yes, sweet as. You can ignore my post at the 3DRealms forum then. :)

My email address is Trazmann @ gmail.com , without the spaces naturally. I look forward to seeing how many Maps you have that I lack, and it shouldn't be long before I upload all of mine as well (once I hear back from my email contact). Thanks for your help, Snake. Hopefully we'll get plenty of other takers as well and gather up a pretty damn big collection.

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Post by wangho » Feb 1st, 2009, 20:52

Jarlaxle wrote:Ah yes, sweet as. You can ignore my post at the 3DRealms forum then. :)

My email address is Trazmann @ gmail.com , without the spaces naturally. I look forward to seeing how many Maps you have that I lack, and it shouldn't be long before I upload all of mine as well (once I hear back from my email contact). Thanks for your help, Snake. Hopefully we'll get plenty of other takers as well and gather up a pretty damn big collection.
Be sure and try to find a WORKING copy of softpain.map

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Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 2nd, 2009, 01:32

Yeah I just did a quick check and Softpain was there and worked. I'll upload everything on the weekend, and by then I should have plenty of new additions.

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Post by wangho » Feb 2nd, 2009, 01:54

good, that map "Softpain" has an almost cult status as no one seems to have a working copy and legend has it that it was one of the best user-made maps made back in the day. Hopefully, it'll hold up under closer inspection.

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Post by Snake Plissken » Feb 4th, 2009, 09:48

Pack compiled! I compiled all the maps i have collected over the years in one single rar file.The file is pretty big (65 megs) and i have a very slow connection (crappy ISDN).I will mail it to you on saturday because i'm going to visit a friend who has a much faster internet connection.

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Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 5th, 2009, 02:41

Thanks heaps for that, I bet at the very least there'd be dozens of maps from that collection that I wouldn't have, so that's a big contribution. Aye, I remember the days of slow internet connections. Uploading is always the worst. If you can't send it via email (not sure what the size limits are in this day and age) any of the file hosting sites would do (i.e Rapidshare/Megaupload/etc) even from a free account. Either way, I look forward to receiving the file, and once I do I'll go through them all, and probably upload the complete collection on Sunday. Cheers.

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Post by wangho » Feb 5th, 2009, 03:00

would you be so kind as to post Softpain over at http://www.blood.freeminded.de?

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Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 5th, 2009, 03:18

No worries, I'll do so now. Let us know what you think, and if it's actually the one you were looking for. :wink: Just be prepared for a lot of rats starting out, and the suspense of wondering when real enemies will make an appearance. I enjoy that feeling. >_>

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Post by wangho » Feb 5th, 2009, 06:29

thanks for that. As user made Blood standards go, it lived up to the hype and is a pretty enjoyable map. It's a very long map and you can get lost and the design is a bit erratic, but pretty good fun!

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Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 5th, 2009, 12:39

Status update: Over 700 files, easily adding up to 850+ Maps when you factor in all the TCs, map packs and multi-map files. I've got two more large hauls on the way, which after sorting through I imagine there should be over 1,000 in the end, and once I've got them all I'll divide them into Single Player and Bloodbath maps if I feel devoted enough. I'll note my progress again in a couple of days.

Who knows, there might be a good amount of lost gems like Softpain just waiting to be discovered, eh?

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Post by Snake Plissken » Feb 5th, 2009, 14:14

wangho wrote:thanks for that. As user made Blood standards go, it lived up to the hype and is a pretty enjoyable map. It's a very long map and you can get lost and the design is a bit erratic, but pretty good fun!
I'm playing it right now.At the moment,it's too easy (i collected 4 of the 6 keys).Too much ammo and health and very little enemies.The atmosphere is great,but it's really easy to get lost.

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Post by Snake Plissken » Feb 7th, 2009, 20:14

Pack uploaded on rapidshare

http://rapidshare.com/files/195211536/Blood_Maps.rar

Enjoy :)

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Post by Jarlaxle » Feb 8th, 2009, 02:01

Cheers for that, Snake. I'm predicting your collection will push us to over 1,000 Blood maps, since we already have 850-odd. I'm still waiting on a large assortment from one other contact, so I'll have to delay uploading the lot until next weekend by the look of things. We've waited this long for a giant collection to be made; can't hurt to wait another week. :wink:

I'm a little surprised that no other Blood fans have large map collections, but at this point they'd probably only be duplicates anyway.

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