I’m a big fan of 90s maps for Doom and play them often via Chocolate Doom and I’m wanting to do the same for Quake. I know all the classics for Doom but when it comes to Quake I just browse Quaddicted by chronological order with no rhyme or reason. If anyone has any memorable (or any that come to mind, really) maps or mods from early days of Quake I’d love to know!
I can start the ball rolling with https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/anaconda.html - a mod made as a tie in for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkX5t5ZJLEk, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Owen Wilson.
Ikka’s maps are really beautiful. I fell in love with the IKBlue textures playing them.
There are George Fiffy’s maps that came early on on the scene.
There’s also the Beyond Belief episode, retro af.
Also, if what you’re after is just the look and the feel of the early days of Quake not necessarily limited to that time period, the Terra maps have it, they’re post-2000, same with the Death Match Classics, volumes 1 to 3, which I highly recommend together with Basil de Vries’s DMxSP Deathmatch Experience which consists of the original ID deathmatch maps turned into intense combat singleplayer maps.
So, pre-2000: Ikka, Fiffy, BBelief; post-2000: Terra, DMC1, DMC2, DMC3, DMxSP; these come to mind, but there are many more.
Awesome, thanks for the suggestions. I found the IK texture wads recently so it’s nice to be able to tie them to the author and his maps. I’ve included links below for your suggestions in case anyone else wants to check them out too.
https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/bbelief.html - I started playing this and the first map has me sold. I’m particularly surprised at how well the map flows are designed. I’m very much enjoying this set.
The other maps aren’t from the 90s so I won’t bother linking them as they’re easy enough to find. I will, however, link https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/dm1-6sp.html as I dig the concept of DM maps turned SP. Thanks again for the suggestions.
Edit: I was browsing https://archive.org/details/PCGamerOct1997 to find old school mods and found Beyond Belief on there.