Taking inspiration from sites like TF2Maps.net and Doomworld, Slipgate Sightseer aims to be a unified place where all community members can post their creations regardless of form.
The Quake community's strength has always been in it's sheer dedication to the game, however with the rising popularity of Discord this passion is lost to outsiders and people otherwise interested in our community. On top of this, we have lost searchability across the community as a whole, anyone who has had the displeasure of hunting down an obscure texture set knows this problem all too well.
In time we hope the site will become an easy one stop shop for all things Quake, including texture wads, QC snippets, 3D models, maps and mods, and the discussion...
There are a lot of ways that we have been discussing on how we should categorize releases. What exactly constitutes something being in the Mods category vs the Maps category?
We've decided that for now, and for the foreseeable future, we will be placing any and all releases that use their own game directory in your Quake folder under the Mods category (things like Alkaline or The Forgotten Nightmare)
Free floating maps that are either id1 or have a mod dependency (like 37th Relic Retrieval or Unused Jam) will be categorized under maps, as they do not come with their own directory. They are placed in a pre-existing game folder that you should already have.
It is necessary for us to place a hard line in the sand as to what is...