Kill Box

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Kill Box Overview

Kill Box (killbox.bsp) is a Half-Life Deathmatch map that has literally spawned a phenomenon in the Half-Life community. The "killbox" name has the largest amount of spin-offs and alternate versions in hundreds of modifications for both Half-Life and Half-Life 2 alike, and even branching into other games such as Call of Duty and Battlefield. It was created by Ooblik (of FrogFree Clan) and released on December 30th, 1998.

Kill Box, also refereed to by most as "killbox" has also been called "Killing Box" which is a reference to what the map is based off of. The map is based of a Quake 2 map called "Killingbox2". The map features very simple architecture, one large room, mostly white lighting (with a red shade at the top) and many platforms including some that move up and down.


killbox.txt as supplied with the map:

Title: killbox.bsp
Filename: killbox.bsp
Author(s): Ooblik (of FrogFree Clan)
Email Address: see webpage for addresses
Description: Large Cube with RPGs
Additional Credits to: [FF]KinetiK, [FF]Wi][is, ][FF]Drexoll, JR and Rambo (of parts unknown... they just came by and helped us out a bit!) Last but certainly not least, PC Gamer and Coconut Monkey for their wonderful map Killingbox2.

* Play Information *

Level Name: Kill Box

Single [[Player|Player]]: Just to look around I guess
Cooperative 1-32 [[Player|Player]]: Nope
Deathmatch 2-32 [[Player|Player]]: 6 [[Player|player]] MAXIMUM on a LAN, 4-5 MAXIMUM on the Internet
Difficulty Settings: Nope

New Sounds: Nope
New Graphics: Nope
Sound Track: Nope
Demos Replaced: Nope
.map Included: Nope

Software needed to play: Half Life v 1.006 (obviously)

Killing Box is based on a Quake2 map called killingbox2.bsp that Drexoll gave to me (KinetiK) one day. Not a great map by any stretch of the imagination but the carnage produced amazed the lot of us playing it. We missed the fun factor in Half Life that killingbox2 provided for us in Quake2 and hence the re-creation of it here. I have no idea how to operate the damn Worldcraft 2.0 so I got Ooblik to build one.  


Unzip the file killbox.bsp and killbox.txt into your c:\sierra\halflife\valve\maps directory.

* Construction *

Base: Custom map from scratch. Idea based on above mentioned Quake2 map.
Build Time: 5-7 hours (plus playtesting etc etc)

Times & stats: 
System Used: Pentium II-300 SCSI,  128 MB
Qbsp: 1 second
Vis (-level 4): 1 second
Light (-extra): 62 seconds

Texture WAD used: halflife.wad
Editor(s) used: Worldcraft 2.0
Known Bugs: 
1) _VERY_ processor intensive map. LARGE LARGE volume of the map precludes any more than 4 or 5 players on the internet. You really wouldn't want anymore than this to play at one time though.  

2) Red lights shine on ceiling.  Not a bug an issue.

* Legal Stuff *

Copyright / Permissions
This level is copyrighted by FrogFree Clan, 1998.

You MAY distribute this level through any electronic network (internet, FIDO, local BBS etc.), provided you include this file and leave the archive intact.  Credit must be given to FrogFree Clan mentioning FrogFree Clan as designer.  If you wish to make a profit on this, then you must notify the FF Clan within 6 weeks before the product is released and we will provide details on how the fortune is to be distributed.

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