SSUSER’S INSTANT ACTION MAP LIST

 

Over the years people have created different tables on the web listing Battlezone maps. These always end up disappearing one way or another, and it’s annoying not to have a handy reference list available when you can’t remember the specifics about an old map you may want to revisit. So, I have created this html document as a way to keep this data handy. Since it is in html web hosters can simply load the package onto their site and create a link to it rather than having to go to the trouble of creating a new table. While it only covers instant action maps, there are a lot of these about, and this setup includes basic information about each map, such as the author, size, planet, the zip archive names, and perhaps most importantly, a detailed minimap for nearly every level, including the maps in modpacks. There is also a comment section for each map, with a little information about the level. In the case of broken maps, there are tips about the specific problems and suggestions as how to work around them in order to get the map to run. There is also a rating system. This is not a totally complete list, there are a few missing maps listed here that have two asterisks (**) in front of their titles. I am also aware of several more that have vanished into the ether over the years, but their titles and details escape me. If you have anything to contribute from the missing, send it in to one of the BZ sites still up. Except for these few this list should cover just about everything released from 1998 to modern times, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Battlezone 1.5 maps are listed at the end of everything else in a separate section, as maps made using the new editor are not going to work under 1.4 or earlier patches.

 

ABOUT THE MINIMAPS:

The minimaps are all detailed terrain shots generated from new LGT data using the actual time listed in the map’s TRN file. In the case where no minimap was present in the archive, I have created a fresh one. This has even been done for some older maps with minimaps in their zip archives that were inaccurate, such as the Nitemare series. As a result, this table is probably the most accurate one ever presented in terms of terrain details. A few minimaps have been artificially brightened to show more terrain detail as the originals were just too dark to be of much use. Achilles is particularly bad in this respect, and a few dark Io and Venus maps had to be lightened a bit as well. One map, The Borg, had to have the terrain repainted and its minimap artificially recolored as the original minimap showed no detail at all, even at maximum brightness, although you could see the terrain details in-game while in Capslock mode. For mods and map packs, map images go left to right in mission order and then down to the next row if necessary. Multi-campaign mods (LOTG) have the Soviet or enemy campaign minimaps listed starting right after the last NSDF or friendly mission minimap.

 

ABOUT THE RATING SYSTEM:

This kind of thing is always controversial, and I have been known in the past to come out against such a system on the various BZ forums when it has been suggested. Nonetheless, some maps are better then others, and I have attempted here to at least give a rough idea of the quality of the maps. I will freely admit this rating system is prejudiced in favor of what I think is the best kind of IA gameplay; namely, classic style maps with a lot of enemies to melee against. My rating points on the plus side go towards things like good terrain (both in looks and playing potential for the human and AI), the AIP setup, where a good enemy force should be detailed to fight against, and the quality of mission scripting and customization where present. I also look for that ethereal quality of uniqueness that separates the truly great maps from the rest of the pack (The terrain on Bser’s Downhill and the beginning of Though I Walk by Avatar being two cases in point). On the negative side, sloppy, rough and amateurish terrain is a minus. So are maps where someone has tried to turn Battlezone into another genre of game entirely, with the predictable bad results. Foolishly broken maps (missing odfs, missing terrain files, etc) take a major hit, even though I do give tips for fixing some of these up (a couple of maps have received a 0 star rating due to being broken AND of surpassingly poor quality besides). The ratings go from 1 star to 10 stars with some ½ star increments being awarded, a five star map being a middle of the road map, ok in quality and playable, but not in the league of maps like Death By Dawn, Fire Fox, or Insomnia. Some maps are unrated, in these cases the maps are often beta maps of a trial play concept, or a kind of demo of someone’s 3d or graphics work. These mostly have little or no play value, but rather than insult the mapmaker with a low rating, I leave them unrated, as being a classic Battlezone mission is not their real purpose, and they may have interesting files for other mapmakers to play with.

 

In some cases just the updating to a newer patch may have broken some of the really old maps, where there is no readily apparent cause I often assume this to be the case. If you update to the 1.5 patch this will certainly break a few maps made under 1.4 – for example, my map The Three Towers uses multiple off map enemy production units, not all of which can be destroyed during the mission. Since 1.5 just reassigns an extra unit as the primary if the primary Recycler, MUF etc. is destroyed this means this map will never end in success under the 1.5 patch – it would have to be rescripted.

 

Without further ado, here are the maps, listed in tables with normal Instant Action maps first, Red Odyssey maps second, and Battlezone Mods and Map Packs listed third, with all Battlezone 1.5 content listed last. Battlezone map count: 262. Red Odyssey map count: 9. Battlezone 1.5 map count: 21. Mod and Map Packs(Including BZ 1.5 packs): 9, 88 missions in total (Count last updated 07/22/13). Maps are in alphabetical order by full title, NOT the zip names. Some maps have been released under more than one zip name; where known, all are listed. You can search the doc by the zip name if you can’t remember the full title, though often these are similar if not identical.

 

Battlezone Instant Action Maps

 

Map: ABC Battle for the Colliseum

Zip Name(s): abc_coll.zip

Author: {ABC}~Scarab

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Mostly medium

Comments: Fight AI units in the Colliseum.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Abridged

Zip Name(s): abridged.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: A small experimental map designed to test 1.4 AI behavior with various facets of bridge design, this turned out to be fun to play.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Absolute Zero

Zip Name(s): AbsoZero.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: Very cool map, but scripted stuff does not always work right, you could find yourself without something vital. Still, definitely worth a try. Tight terrain and unique start.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Accidentally Achilles

Zip Name(s): AccidentallyAchilles.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: A bit lively at the start, but no staying power.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Ace of Spades

Zip Name(s): acespade.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Canyon map on Titan. Not too tough, but the B-Dog bombers will play havoc with your Gun Towers – you play as the CCA.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Achilles Heel

Zip Name(s): achlheel.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Easy map, but there are walkers around.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Against the Odds

Zip Name(s):  againods.zip  

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Fairly easy map, walled in terrain is easy to jump.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Air Fighter

Zip Name(s): YG_airfight_beta.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: hard to say

Comments: a beta map (why released?), flying vehicles, not a good concept. Custom blue sky for Achilles is nice, however.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Alien Alliance

Zip Name(s): alinally.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Pretty nice map, good starting script, nice take on the sky. This map will throw plenty of Soviet Furies at you, which can make things pretty tough at times, depending on the AI. Overall I like the feel of this one.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Alien Yard

Zip Name(s): alyard13.zip

Author: Alex112

Planet: Achilles

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to somewhat hard

Comments: Air units are novel, but hard to control. Bizarre planet (says Achilles after explosion, but Io textures and custom palette).

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Alpha 007

Zip Name(s): alpha007.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Alpha 007 (of course)

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Rough terrain for your base, nice custom sky.

Rating: 5 stars

Map:  Alternate

Zip Name(s): alternat.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Achilles

Size: 2560

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Part 3 of The Alternate Missions, sequel to 'Last Line of Defence' and 'Return to Eagle's Nest One'(there were actually 7 Alternate missions done).

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Alternate: Cool Runnings

Zip Name(s): runnings.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium, mostly

Comments: neat looking terrain, but the AI seems to want to rub on the back wall of the base, and never attack. Not alot of action most of the time. AIP seems off, too.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Alternate: Rebellion

Zip Name(s): rebellion.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Basic map, not a bad play. Custom palette.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: And the War Goes on...

Zip Name(s): WarGoesOn.zip

Author: Patrick Rowley

Planet: Rhea

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium to medium hard

Comments: Very large map set on Rhea, uses Mars textures with Europa palette. Long way to the enemy base.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Arcadia

Zip Name(s): arcadia.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Lots of scripting to make this more like a real SP map.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Armory Rules

Zip Name(s): armryrlz.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Very easy map, hit your capslock key to see the "meaning" of this map.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: The Arsenals of Io

Zip Name(s): arsenals.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Canyon map with juicy weapons on it.

Rating 6 stars

Map: Artifact

Zip Name(s): artifact.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Very rugged terrain. Watch out for snipers.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Assault

Zip Name(s): assault.zip

Author: Reaver

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Internal mission name is usrmsn98. Walkers and bombers liven up this one, though Rave Guns ease your task considerably. Terrain is quite dark if you use the lighting settings actually listed in the TRN file.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Attack the CCA Again

Zip Name(s): usrmsnda.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: different from map below despite similar title

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Attack the CCA again, again

Zip Name(s): dhr_ac_0.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Achilles:

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Bland terrain, though not terrible.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Avengers

Zip Name(s): avengers.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: The CCA has the Red Devil tooling. Go get it back. You'll paradrop in on this level, think before you shoot. Enemy has tough units. Make sure to look at the text for this first.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: B-Grade Technology

Zip Name(s):  bgrdtech.zip

Author: Travis Simpson

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Decent Mars map, can be very hard at the start depending on AI. This is a neat map because after the first frantic minutes you will have to relocate your base if you want a decent position.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Battle for the Alien Anomaly

Zip Name(s): abc_frac.zip

Author: {ABC}~Scarab

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Pretty good, with custom skins, but units can be knocked off the map and out of reach, and mission odf is set to successCondition = 0. Not good. Map needs a BIG wall around the top considering the custom weapons used here. Also, this level will overwrite smoke.odf, so back this up.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: The Battle for Hoth 

Zip Name(s): hothbttl.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Hoth

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Scouts vs. Golems, oh boy. Use your head and you can win. Planet is based on Europa textures with a custom sky, pretty cool.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Battle at Iron Peak

Zip Name(s): ironpeak.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Take over a giant volcano under a dark blue sky way up in the

highlands of Mars. Custom palette, custom sky.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Battle for the Scrap Field

Zip Name(s): ScrapField.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Ok battle for a big scrap quarry, could be harder, though.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Battlezone Mech Commander V 1.1

Zip Name(s): batlzm11.zip

Author: Timber & Andrew Goeldel

Planet: Unknown (see readme text)

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Internal mission name is batlmech. Has custom terrain, but Walkers-only action is extremely boring. This should have been better thought out.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Battlezone Mech Commander II

Zip Name(s): batlzm2.zip, batlzm2_fixed.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Titan

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: This is a broken map. While the mission file names are batlmec2.xxx the internal bzn terrainName is usrmsn53. This can be fixed with a hex editor and the map will then play, if you want to make the effort for such a boring mission. The batlzm2_fixed.zip has been repaired by ssuser if you want to see it. Terrain is bad for using Walkers on and you should go snipe a tank if you want to get anywhere.

Rating: 0 stars

Map: The Bear Returns

Zip Name(s): BearsRtn.zip, bearsrtd.zip

Author: Shade

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: This map has no updated LGT file. Lots of powerups for you, not a bad play overall, enemy base could have been done better though.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Bear Trap

Zip Name(s): beartrap.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Nasty. Depends on Rave Guns and grabbing the right vehicle so the AI doesn't see you as an enemy right off. Otherwise, you can't win.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Besieged

Zip Name(s): besieged.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: Black Dogs surrounded by huge CCA force on Titan, 4 bases to conquer. Beware the Furies and Walkers.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Bitchophonic

Zip Name(s): Bitchophonic.zip, bitchoph.zip

Author: ChickenMan

Planet: Venus

Size: 2560

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: offbeat map set up to use the scripting in bzone.exe for Mission 13 on Europa. Take care to read the install/uninstall directions, batch file installer will alter stock mission files, so back up in case of trouble.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Black Dogs

Zip Name(s): BlackDogs.zip, blackdog.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Mars

Size: 2560

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: One of the first maps to let you play as the CCA.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Blast Chamber Conversion

Zip Name(s): blstcham.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Huge (but smaller play area)

Difficulty: Pretty hard

Comments: A conversion of the stock strat map Blast Chamber to an IA level.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Blast Chamber Trainer

Zip Name(s):  blstrain.zip 

Author: FON

Planet: Io

Size: Huge (but limited by edge_path as above)

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Early IA conversion by FON, not too hard to beat.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Blockade

Zip Name(s): Blockade.zip  

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Timed map, you have to rush to get ready for the main event.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Blood and Iron

Zip Name(s): bloodiro.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Huge, but play area is much smaller

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: CCA vs NSDF on Ganymede, CAB file with Ganymede textures is included. A basic but fun to play map.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Bobcats

Zip Name: usrmsnlt.zip

Author: William Ransom

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Bobcats and Razors only for you, no MUF. Early style battle on

the Moon, ok for beginners, but not much play value otherwise.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Bomb the Bass

Zip Name(s): bombbass.zip  

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Very cool map: terrain full of roads and lots of custom stuff.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Borg

Zip Name(s): the_borg.zip

Author: s.laver DEVILSPAWN

Planet: BORGMOON

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Mostly easy

Comments: Very odd map with bad custom terrain and skins. The map is not too bad if you delete all the CCA unit skins and repaint the terrain with normal planet textures, but as it was put out, not a very good map.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Brandon's Moon Mission

Zip Name(s): bmoon101.zip

Author: Killer Instinct and Brandon

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Comments: Escort some APCs, you get a rave gun also. This one is a bit disappointing.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Brick in the Wall

Zip Name(s):  brickwal.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Easy map to beat, block off the wall passes and gather up all the scrap.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Bridge 2 Bridge Combat

Zip Name(s): Bridges.zip, bridge2b.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Pegasus

Size: Medium

Difficulty, Medium, but hard at times

Comments: Really nice map full of bridges, lots of BDog buildings and relics around, overall this map just has a very good feel to it.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Cakewalk

Zip Name(s): cakewalk.zip

Author: Phil Tanner (Uglydog) 

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Like it says, a cakewalk. Good terrain setup.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Caldera

Zip Name(s): caldera.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: A level reminiscent of Mick Brown's "Rest and Relaxation".

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Canyon of Blood

Zip Name(s): Canyon of Blood.zip

Author: Krezill

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: VERY hard at the beginning

Comments: This map is slightly broken in that a key turret odf (bvkrtu.odf) is busted, it has no baseName reference to a vdf file. Add the line baseName = bvturr to this odf and you’ll be in business. You will need lots of these turrets to fend off the opening attacks, and lots of splinters too. Canyon walls have some unit trapping pits also, except for these flaws map is good and worth a try. Internal mission name is canynbld.*

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Canyon Madness Conversion

Zip Name(s): canyonmd.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge, but with smaller play area

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: A conversion of the strat map Canyon Madness to Instant Action.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Capture the Relic

Zip Name(s): captrelc.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: You will start out in a Fury on this map. Custom fury skins, and the overall map is pretty good.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Captured

Zip Name(s): captured.zip

Author: Sam Marshallsay (BuRnMe [SS])

Planet: Europa

Size: 1280

Difficulty: Tough start, nothing after

Comments: Readme file says Titan, but this is a Europa map with no terrain painting, all blue ice textures. Terrain is rough and AI is nonexistent - enemy production units build nothing. Bad map.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Catacombs of the Abyss

Zip Name(s): catacomb.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Venus

Size: 2560

Difficulty: Quite hard

Comments: Internal mission name is usrmsn03, hard to keep your recycler alive at the start but ok mission after that if you do. Level installs via batch files which will alter stock addon files, be careful and back all of these up. There are “secrets” on the map also.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Chiapas 1

Zip Name(s): chiapas1.zip

Author: Alex of ZOD

Planet: Earth

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: textures for this map are off, some textures labeled base01 are listed in the trn file and are not in the archive, need a fix. As this map is, all textures will be displayed in flatColor mode when the level is run. Also will dump a bunch of altered stock name skins into the addon. Odd map, I don’t care for it.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Cloakers

Zip Name(s): cloakers.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Basic map, open terrain, enemy units have Phantom VIR devices.

Watch out for ambushes and surprises on this map.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Cold War 1

Zip Name(s): coldwar.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Earth

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Pretty neat map with a lot of custom texures. You will also start out in a gun tower on this map.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Cold War 2

Zip Name(s): ColdWarII.zip

Author: Cmdr Wayne & Iouri (Red River)

Planet: Outer space

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: an "outer space" level with more custom textures. Uses flying tanks. Kind of an oddball map, but ok.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Commando

Zip Name(s): commando.zip

Author: Robert Gray

Planet: Phobos

Size: Small

Difficulty: Very easy

Comments: Too small and simple, almost over before you know it. This map could be put together in about 5 minutes by a good mapmaker.

Rating: 1 star

Map: CoolBee

Zip Name(s): coolbee2.zip

Author: David Lepold

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Hard start, but terrain not very good for AI to fight on.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Crater

Zip Name(s): Krat256.zip

Author: Alex 112

Planet: Earth

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to somewhat hard.

Comments: Set on Earth, this map is interesting in that both building space and scrap are fairly scarce. You will have to prioritize. Custom palette, uses Achilles textures to mimic Earth.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Crater

Zip Name(s): The Crater.zip

Author: bblader1

Planet: Mercury

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard at start

Comments: This map archive has no MAT file. Doh! Broken map. ssuser's archive has a recreated MAT file so the map will run. Supposedly set on Mercury but with Venus textures, at least according to the TRN file. Even with a working MAT file, this map has problems. A thin bridge over a giant gorge guarantees AI units (both sides) will be falling in and getting stuck down there, and there is a nice, deep unit-trapping pit right next to your base (WTF?). This map could have had a bit more care taken during the terrain building process.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Crevasse

Zip Name(s): crevasse.zip

Author: BuRnMe

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: This map will overwrite stock odfs. Back up first. Ok action, but terrain is very bad, hard to gather scrap at all.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: The Crucible

Zip Name(s): m2crucbl.zip

Author: Mick Brown

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Great timed map set on Titan, lots of action.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Crucifix

Zip Name(s): crucifix.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Small canyon map, quite cramped.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Cyborgs

Zip Name(s): cyborgs!.zip

Author: Commando (Robert Gray)

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Modded stock assets will be placed in the addon, keep track.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Cydonia

Zip Name(s): cydonia.zip, cydonia_IA.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Downright hard

Comments: not the same as the multiplayer map, given the same name

by chance. This IA map has different file names though the zip name is the same. Tons of action on this map, very intense.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: Dark Death 1

Zip Name(s) blackdd1.zip

Author: Travis Simpson

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Play as the black dogs here, not a bad small map, try ramping up enemy scrap and pilots for more fun.

Rating: 5 stars

Map:  Dark Side

Zip Name(s): darkside.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Nighttime Mars map. Not really hard, but still pretty good.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Dawn's Wake

Zip Name(s): dawnswak.zip

Author: Pyro Nova

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Small map, very easy to beat by shooting from the cliffs, and there are already howitzers placed up there for you. (WTF?)

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Death Blow

Zip Name(s): dethblow.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Take on a CCA base with exotic defenses while trying to secure the comet relic for the NSDF. Watch your radar closely on this one.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Death by Dawn

Zip Name(s): abc_map1.zip

Author: {ABC}~Scarab

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Seriously good map, you will have to rush at the start just to stave off the enemy, and that's BEFORE the hordes of Golems show up. You will be working the whole way through on this one. As a bonus, the terrain is awesome as well. Put this level on your must-play list.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: Death Squad

Zip Name(s): DeathSquad.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Rough terrain to set up on and a frisky CCA regiment right nearby make for a pretty good play. Plenty of action on this one.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Defence 1

Zip Name(s): defence1.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Io

Size: 2560

Difficulty: Really Hard

Comments: This map originally came with a broken AIP file so the map would not run, ssuser's version in the archive has a fixed AIP file.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Defence 2

Zip Name(s): defence2.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Plenty hard

Comments: Great map, fight off giant waves of oncoming CCA units and then kill their Recycler when it shows to take over. This is a very short mission, but don't miss it. I like this better than defence1 - you get a recycler.

Rating: 9 1/2 stars

Map: Desert Storm

Zip Name(s): DesertSt.zip

Author: Unknown

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Internal name is usrmsn04. You have odd and hard to control flying units here. This map is not too good, it is an example of what happens when someone tries to alter the genre of a game without access to the source code.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Devil's Run

Zip Name(s): devilrun.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Pretty hard

Comments: Part 3 of ssuser's Io Trilogy. Very intense, lots of mission scripting.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Die on the River

Zip Name(s): RedRiver.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Achilles

Size: Large

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Large open map. This one is a bit dull, but ok to play. You could try jacking up the enemy scrap and pilots and maybe tweak the AIP file a little for a better game.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Double Terror

Zip Name(s): BV_Double_Terror_v1.1

Author: Killer Instinct and Nav Beacon

Planet: Moon

Size: Large

Difficulty: Fairly hard

Comments: Pretty darn good moon map here with interesting custom stuff. Lots of enemies coming, set up your base ASAP and save your special tank, you will want it later for sure, when you find some better base locales. Watch out for the upgraded “test drones”.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: Downhill

Zip Name(s): downhill.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Superb terrain, and endless stream of enemies. This is a top notch map, and a must-play, if you have never played it.

Rating: 9 1/2 stars

Map: Dragoons

Zip Name(s): dragoons.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Very Hard

Comments: Multilevel enemy base with a ton of enemies, very tough to break into.

Rating: 8 1/2 stars

Map: Dust Bowl

Zip Name(s): dustbowl.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Downright tough

Comments: Low visibility and bad radar make this a scary map. Keep a sharp eye out. Unique mars palette gives dust effect, much like haze on Venus. Beware enemy snipers.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: End of the Red White and Blue Cats

Zip Name(s): usrmsndb.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Same terrain as "Attack the CCA Again".

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Europa Bridge

Zip Name(s): EuropaBridge.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard at the start

Comments: Neat looking map, but the AI has trouble with the terrain. Also, some units are buried under the terrain(?). Still worth a play. Puts a modified asuser.odf into your addon.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Europa Recovery

Zip Name(s): EuropaRecovery.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Copy of the Chiapas1 terrain in a dull monotexture(Europa blue ice). Not great for the AI, either, you can skip this one.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Eye of the Needle

Zip Name(s): i-needle.zip

Author: Darren Lock?

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Pretty easy

Comments: Broken map - internal mission type is multST type - strategy mp map – so AI won't build and mission won't end. Map will play, but lack of action and bad terrain make this a level to skip.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Failed Plans

Zip Name(s): failplan.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Titan

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Uses the original terrain from the first Titan mission where you find out about the Furies. Uses the FuryST odf pack by {CRF} FON - cab file included. Wicked - WASP missiles and Arc Mines everywhere.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Fire Fox

Zip Name(s): fire_fox.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: This is a truly superb map. Fantastic terrain full of roads, excellent customization, and great mission scripting. This is a must-play. I recommend, however, that you play the version below, which is exactly the same except the stock odf overwrite problems are fixed, along with a few other little bugs. Install/uninstall is easier as well, you just run a single batch file to remove the level.

Rating: 10 stars

Map: Fire Fox 2

Zip Name(s): firefox2.zip

Author: Floating Point, bugfixed by ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: same as fire_fox, but fixed by YG clan for stock compatibility and bugs.

Rating: 10 stars

Map: Flak1

Zip Name(s): flak1.zip

Author: Astrotrooper

Planet: Europa

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comment: Another attempt at making Battlezone into Combat Flight Simulator. Never a good idea. This level crashed Battlezone as well during play. Internal name is usrmsn38, remove the extra "a" from the bzn name to run it.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Flak2

Zip Name(s): flak2.zip

Author: Astrotrooper

Planet: Europa

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: More 3d demo stuff here, the new tanks are kind of interesting to look at. Missing an odf that makes one enemy unkillable (svpod.vdf, you can get it from flak1). BZN file needs an extra "e" removed from name in order to play the level. Lots of files, like Flak1.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Fleeing the Wrangling Herd

Zip Name(s): usrmsnde.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, can get hard

Comments: Interesting Venus map, like the last SP Venus mission, you get only a Factory, Armory, and Constructor - no Recycler.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: FN's Bloody Volcano

Zip Name(s): fnblood1.zip

Author: David Lepold

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard at start

Comments: It's almost impossible to save your base at the beginning, depending on the AI, scripting could have been better. Action trails off quickly as well.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Fortresses (Mooncrater)

Zip Name(s): Fortress.zip, mooncrat.zip

Author: Dr.KillRoy & Red River

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Small moon map, not too hard, but very nicely done.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Four Bases

Zip Name(s): usrmsn4b.zip, fourbases.zip

Author: William Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to tough

Comments: This map uses the FuryST odf pack by FON, included separately.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: The Fractured Land

Zip Name(s): fracture.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: CCA has 3 big bases nearby, lots of action here.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Free 4 All

Zip Name(s): free4all.zip

Author: Avatar

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Bizarre but cool map where you run for a tank along with lots of other NSDF and CCA pilots. Get a vehicle and protect your recycler from your fellow gladiators, then set up defenses and knock out the CCA stuff. Don't forget to climb the wall a bit and check out the spectators.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Funnelled In

Zip Name(s): funelled.zip

Author: Dark Phoenix

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Decent map, though not too hard.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: The Fury Factory

Zip Name(s): usrmsndj.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, sometimes testy

Comments: Limited stuff for the player, kind of boring map.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Fury Hell

Zip Name(s): furyhell.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Really hard

Comments: This one is a bitch. Furies everywhere, if you are lucky you can kill the unit making them before they get you and all of your stuff.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Fury Recycler

Zip Name(s): usrmsnfr.zip

Author: William Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: No recycler for you, protect your other stuff. Uses FuryST odf pack by FON, this is included separately.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Furyusly

Zip Name(s): furyusly.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Good scripting at the start, but AI performance on this map is

disappointing. This is one case in which the original version was actually better than the rewrite.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: The Gorge

Zip Name(s): thegorge.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Pretty hard

Comments: Jacked up canyon map, hard work to beat this one.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Guardian

Zip Name(s): guardian.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Defend a base with only a recycler and constructor for 1 hour.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Gun Tower Base

Zip Name(s): dhrgtbas.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Custom tanks, map is not too exciting.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Headache

Zip Name(s): headache.zip

Author: Jeffrey (FLiPSiDE) Hugo

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Maze terrain is inappropriate for a game like BZ and makes for an annoying map.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Heartbreak Ridge

Zip Name(s): heartbrk.zip

Author: Unknown

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Terrain is a bit bad for AI units, but overall a nice map for the time.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Heat Sink

Zip Name(s): heatsink.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Fight the CCA for the Flash Cannon technology. Realistic Io style lava on Venus, with bridges, lava plumes, and black smokers.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Hellborn

Zip Name(s): hellborn.zip

Author: Iouri (Red River)

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Custom units, not a bad play.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

Map: Hell's Gate

Zip Name(s): hellgate.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: Giant canyon map with huge amounts of enemies. Watch out for AI snipers.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Heroical

Zip Name(s): heroical.zip

Author: Bystander

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: Cool map that starts with a paradrop, then a solo search and destroy mission.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: High Ground  

Zip Name(s): highgrnd.zip 

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: A pretty easy map, and the rave guns on the map make it even easier to beat. A few Walkers on the map.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Hill 403

Zip Name(s): hill0403.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Very small, easy and quickly over, with super simple terrain. Spawn point left sitting on the map - WTF? Not on an IA map!

Rating: 1 1/2 stars

Map: Hill of Destruction

Zip Name(s): Hill_of_Destruction.zip, hlofdern.zip

Author: ~US~JRKONG

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: This one could use some texturing on the hill, and the high terrain base along with the wall is unecessary, but overall not a bad play for a small map. Watch out when you get to the hill in the middle; the map title is quite accurate.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

Map: Hilltops

Zip Name(s): hilltops.zip  

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Small and very intense. Two hills, yours and theirs.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: High Octane

Zip Name(s): hioctane.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Fast units and extra powerful weapons make this an intense play. Upgrade your gun towers right away.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Hit 'n Run

Zip Name(s): hitnrun.zip

Author: Pyro Nova

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Terrain bad for AI, it will not attack you much.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Holdouts

Zip Name(s): holdouts.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Part One of ssuser's Io Trilogy

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: The Hole

Zip Name(s): the_hole.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: A map with a VERY small play area, very intense.

Rating: 8 1/2 stars

Map: IAKIv2

Zip Name(s): IAKIv2.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: internal name usrmsn10, map never formally named(?). Has nice terrain and some interesting units, however. No working AIP file, you could rename the test one (usrmsn10.nip) to the aip extension, this will make it a hard go. Under the "force matching" section of this aip the svwa01 unit is missing comma and semicolon on its line, repair this or the mission will just crash.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Ice Blocks

Zip Name(s): ice_blox.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Mostly medium

Comments: A quickly knocked off smaller version of the IA map Fractured Land. Nothing special, ok for a quick play.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Ice Ice Baby Conversion

Zip Name(s): iceiceba.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Varies from medium to pretty tough

Comments: Conversion of the stock Ice Ice Baby strat map to an Instant Action level.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Ice Strike

Zip Name(s): icestrike.zip

Author: Pyro Nova

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: A bit cramped, and the textures are not well joined either. Lots of scrap and geysers for such a small map.

Rating: 3 stars

Map:  In Between

Zip Name(s): inbtween.zip

Author: Iouri & Commando

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Watch out for snipers at the start, not bad overall.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

Map: Infiltrator Part One

Zip Name(s): infltrte.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, but timer makes it harder

Comments: Not so good terrain and a short play time.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Insomnia

Zip Name(s): insomnia.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Very hard, especially at the start.

Comments: Eerie Mars night mission with a ton of enemies.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: Instant Action

Zip Name(s): instantact.zip

Author: Activision

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Original IA map by Activision, internal name usrmsn01

Rating: 5 stars

Map: The Io Incident

Zip Name(s): The Io Incident.zip

Author: Krezill

Planet: Io

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Very nicely scripted with an unusual objective, and a very cool enemy fortress to take down. The only complaint I could voice about this is that I wish there was another set of geysers nearer to the enemy base, but given the custom odf set used here, the author might have been worried about crashes (TRO has a similar problem on 2 of its missions). Put this on your gotta-try list, it is good for a couple hours worth of high quality IA fun. Internal name is ioincidt.*

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Io Island

Zip Name(s): ioisland.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: A nice little "island" map, explore and destroy.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Io Robot Hunt

Zip Name(s): io2_robot_hunt

Author: Astrotrooper

Planet: Io

Size: Huge

Difficulty: What?

Comments: Readme says its a "beta clinker". Internal mission name is usrmsn26, take out the extra letter in the BZN.

Rating: Unrated

Map: An Island

Zip Name(s): AnIsland.zip

Author: Iouri & Commandor[SS]

Planet: Earth

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium, but watch out at the start.

Comments: Earth map with custom textures.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Jail Break

Zip Name(s): JailBreak.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: This map uses some very odd scripting and odf tricks that make no sense. Worse, I found that while playing the AI would target and destroy the irreplaceable Constructor most of the time since it could send so many units. This put an end to the mission from a practical viewpoint since you could no longer build vital buildings and defenses. This map could have been better thought out. As a result, I give it a low rating even though it appears to be "fancy" and a hard play.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Jim's Soviet 1

Zip Name(s): JimsSoviet1.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Reversed "volcano" terrain from bzfrac. Despite the simple terrain, this one is not too bad, though the AI has a bit of trouble with it.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Jim's Soviet 2

Zip Name(s): JimsSoviet2.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Achilles

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: The terrain on this map is somewhat contrived and the action is slow. This would have been a much better concept on a smaller terrain map, say a 2560 size.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Jump Run on Ice

Zip Name(s):  jump_run.zip  

Author: Slingshot & Enforcer

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Interesting terrain, but the AI doesn't like it. You will have to negotiate some fancy paths and ramps to finish this level.  

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Jungle Warfare     

Zip Name(s): junglwar.zip

Author: CiderPunk

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Pretty good, but the AI could use more scrap and pilots in its ODF file, and maybe a custom AIP file as well, the action is kind of slow. It seems like not too many enemies come near your base.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Kharakov's Destruction

Zip Name(s): Kharakov's destruction.zip, usrmsn05.zip

Author: Simon West

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: files and internal name are usrmsn05. Lots of enemies, but the fractal terrain used here makes for lots of stuck units, yours and theirs. Worth a play, though, if you haven’t tried it.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Map: Landers!

Zip Name(s): LANDERS!.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hmmmm?

Comments: A beta "training map" for the Lunar Lander, not much play value here.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Last Chance

Zip Name(s): lastchance.zip

Author: Pyro Nova

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Rough terrain, but kind of neat. If you make an odf for this map that gives the AI a couple hundred scrap and pilots, it makes it a more interesting level to play. Missing updated LGT file, no terrain detail in Capslock view.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: The Last Line of Defense

Zip Name(s): lastline.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Biometal moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Odd terrain (covered with base textures) but ok for a small map. Good action at the beginning.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Last Man on the Moon

Zip Name(s): lastmoon.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Small sniping and search and destroy mission. This is set on the first training map you play in the original BZ.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Left on the Moon

Zip Name(s): leftmoon.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Testy, can get hard

Comments: Pretty good map where you actually save Eagles Nest One, novel scripting via special turrets with custom voice files.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Lode

Zip Name(s): the_lode.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: 2560

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Fight for a mother lode of scrap in a quarry. Low-scrap enemy units make it a tough go to build a scrap stockpile and base.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Lock and Load

Zip Name(s): locknload.zip

Author: Commando [SS]

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Big mountains and a ridge physically separate you and your forces from the CCA so you have to go in and do everything yourself, and not have to worry about base defenses. Pretty boring.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Long Shot

Zip Name(s): longshot.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: Scripted sniper mission, custom guns.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Lots of Canyons on Titan

Zip Name(s): usrmsngr.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Basic canyon map

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Lunar Recon

Zip Name(s): Lunarrcn.zip

Author: Pox

Planet: Moon

Size: Large

Difficulty: Varies, can be very hard at the start

Comments: Depending on AI, initial attacks can be overwhelming. If you can hold out, knocking out the enemy bases is not that hard. Bland terrain, some too-dark passages at the main enemy base.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Map:  Lunatics

Zip Name(s): lunatics.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: This one can be frantic at the mission start, otherwise it is

a pretty easy map. Very dark terrain, time is set quite early in the TRN file. Could be a bit brighter on the ground. (I’m talking about the real LGT data here, the LGT supplied with the original map is lighter but does not show much in the way of detail.)

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Macho Man

Zip Name(s): machoman.zip

Author: Avatar

Planet: Io

Size: Large

Difficulty: Rough at the start

Comments: A pretty nice map marred by a bad scrap placement (unreachable, but scavs keep trying for it) and the fact that some units go into the lava. Walkers also tend to get confused, and should have been pathed. When things go well this one is pretty fun, though.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Mars 03 Fun

Zip Name(s): mars_03_fun.zip

Author: Astrotrooper

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: What?

Comments: Supposed to be a mission with resupply landers, but the landers seem to be missing their main GEO and are invisible. Oh, and they don't drop ammo and repair either, so you can't rearm your forces. Doh! Broken level. Can’t win without health and bullets.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Mars Canyons

Zip Name(s): Mcanyons.zip

Author: NAIisI

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: The TRN file for this level is trashed, some versions online are fixed, some not. ssuser's version has a correct plaintext TRN file. This map also has a "buried" turret at the canyon geyser. A wall along the top would have been nice too, to keep units from falling off.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Mars Wars

Zip Name(s): marswars.zip

Author: Jango

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard at the beginning, easier after awhile.

Comments: Small but intense. Rough terrain outside the base areas.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

Map: Martian War

Zip Name(s): martianwar01.zip

Author: Astrotrooper

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: What?

Comments: More 3d demo stuff. Tons of files. Terrain looks like it was modified from the last SP Mars mission in BZ.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Max 5 Minutes

Zip Name(s): max5mins.zip

Author: Enforcer & Slingshot

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Over quickly, just a little sniping, and a rave gun run. Not very entertaining overall, and no texturing, all blue ice.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Meadows

Zip Name(s): meadows.zip

Author: Klaus

Planet: Achilles

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Big map can make for slow action, though you will see a lot of bombers. Several bases to destroy, it takes awhile to get them all.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Mercenary

Zip Name(s): mercenany.zip (posted as misspelled)

Author: Timber

Planet: Earth

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Oddball map gives you super weapons as a pilot. Will overwrite

some stock odf files - keep track and make sure to delete and replace

as necessary. Planet is listed as Earth (Siberia) but is actually Europa. Canyon map is hard to see on since time in TRN file is set so early. Brighter terrain would have been more appropriate for this map. Vision is important here, since you have to do a fair amount of attacking on foot.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Millenium Wrecker

Zip Name(s): MWrecker.zip

Author: Avatar

Planet: Achilles

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: This map is set on a "piece of Achilles" after it exploded. It has a lot of custom textures, including some for outer space beyond the Achilles fragment. You must stop the surviving Furies.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Moondust

Zip Name(s): moondust.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Guard an Armory from attack waves until time is up.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Moonfall

Zip Name(s): moonfall.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium but tough sometimes

Comments: Timed mission and a battle with early-war units during the Soviet invasion of the Moon and the fall of the Eagle's Nest. Gets quite intense at times, plenty of action since the enemy is so close.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: MoonFighter: The Battle Of Zone 2

Zip Name(s): moonfigh.zip

Author: Mikko "Dr.KillRoy" Kankaanpaa

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Very early IA map, easy to beat.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Moonshine

Zip Name(s): moonshin.zip

Author: Jango

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: LGT file is wrong, no terrain features appear in Capslock mode. Basic IA map that is not very challenging, though there are furies and walkers around.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Moonshot

Zip Name(s): moonshot.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, sometimes a bit tough

Comments: Recycler only map, gets a bit boring unless you move the recycler nearer to the enemy base to speed things up. Unusual weapons.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Mortar Bike Experiment

Zip Name(s): mortbike.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy enough

Comments: Unreleased (oh?) test map with "Mortar Bikes" from BZ2. Not much play value here. Quick and easy to beat.

Rating: Unrated

Map: Nav Training

Zip Name(s): NavTrain.zip

Author: Commando (Robert Gray)

Planet: Enceladus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Very simple "training" map, no play value

Rating: 1 star

Map: Nemesis

Zip Name(s): nemesis.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Pretty hard

Comments: Convoy mission, then a takedown of a truly formidable CCA base. Watch out for snipers and other unusual things.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Nest

Zip Name(s): nest.zip, nest256.zip

Author: Alex112

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Off the wall map with the CCA production units in a very hard to reach place. Not a bad play, though.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: New IA Missions

Zip Name(s): newia.zip

Author: Activision?

Planet: Achilles and Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy and troublesome

Comments: appears to be a 2-pack of maps done for the 1.31 patch, 1 map

is a timed version of the Instantact map. Maps are named usrmsn01 and

usrmsn02. Map 2 is easy, but the timed version of Map 1 takes some doing. Map shown here is for usrmsn02, look above under the other "Instant Action" title by Activision to see the map for usrmsn01.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Night Skirmish

Zip Name(s): skirmish.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comment: Mars night mission, scouts only, look out for Day Wreckers.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Nitemare

Zip Name(s): nitemare.zip

Author: Knightmare

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, hard at start

Comments: No updated LGT file, so no terrain map. I recommend deleting the original LGT file for better play. Good map, though, with lots of enemies. Three maps in the Nitemare trilogy, this is number 1. Also released as a threepack zip.

Rating: 7 stars

Map:  Nitemare Part 2 "Strike Back"

Zip Name(s): kickback.zip

Author: Knightmare

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough start, medium later

Comments: As above, no LGT data, also has "thru-the-wall" shooting Walkers. Good play overall, though, and a very novel start. Number 2 in the Nitemare trilogy, see above.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Nitemare Part 3 "Massacre"

Zip Name(s): massacre.zip

Author: Knightmare

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: No LGT file data as with the other 2 Nitemare missions. Very good gameplay, watch out for scavengers getting stuck in unreachable CCA base fortifications. Number 3 in the Nitemare trilogy, see above.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: No Man's Land

Zip Name(s): no-mansland.zip, nomnslnd.zip

Author: BuRnMe

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: You start as a soldier on this map, don't get killed right off. Pretty good action for an older map.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

** Map: Offence 1

Zip Name(s): offence1.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: by Floating Point, reverse team version of his map Defence 2, see above. This map is missing, if you have a copy send it in.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Oh Shit!!

Zip Name(s): ohshit!!.zip

Author: BuRnMe [SS]

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Broken map, internal mission type is multST (strat) so AI will not build and mission will not end. Still, ok to play around on.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Omega 9

Zip Name(s): Omega9.zip

Author: Han Solo

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Cramped base area for you, terrain is a bit odd.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: On the Field

Zip Name(s): onfield.zip

Author: Dr.KillRoy

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium, easy later

Comments: Small map, but a very fun start. You could jack up enemy scrap

and pilots in the mission odf and see what happens.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Map: On the Offensive

Zip Name(s): ontheoffensive.zip, ofensive.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Comments: CCA mission, and a custom color palette. Terrain is not the best, but this one is not too bad overall.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Operation Mest

Zip Name(s): opmest.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium, sometimes tough

Comments: Ganymede map, ganymede.cab file with textures included. The terrain for the level is kind of plain but the scripting and customization are quite good.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Outpost

Zip Name(s): outpost.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Timed map, cramped base areas, a bit tough to beat

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Outriders

Zip Name(s): outrider.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Pluto

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Not too hard, but the kicker is that scrap will be relatively scarce. Some textures from BZ2 have been ported over, but the ground textures are kind of disappointing.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Paranoia Conversion

Zip Name(s): paranoia.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Achilles

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Varies, often quite hard

Comments: A conversion of the stock strat map Paranoia to Instant Action. You play as the CCA. AI behavior is less than stellar on this map, though when they attack the assault waves are usually quite powerful. Watch out for the Walker assault groups.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Part 1: The Rescue

Zip Name(s):  part___1.zip, partone.zip, part_one_fixed.zip

Author: Slingshot

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to tough

Comments: 2 versions of this, second one on Battlegrounds CD named Part___1 has no TRN file. Broken level. In addition to this, the ODF has zero scrap and pilots for the CCA and no way for them to get more. WTF? As released, I rate this version as 0 stars. If the problems are fixed, I rate it as a 3 1/2 star map – it still has problems, units fall off the edge, and the scripting can be easily broken and the whole thing will fail. part_one_fixed.zip has a fixed TRN file, the right amount of scrap for the CCA in it, and the success condition is set to one so that units falling off the edge don’t pork the mission. If you play this and don’t kill the damaged CCA walker this map MAY run right for you. Jeez.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Part Two: Scrap Yard

Zip Name(s): part___2.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Timed map, terrain could be better. AI units have a lot of trouble getting out of one of their bases.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Part Three: The Quarry

Zip Name(s): part___3.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Very cool timed map, good scripting and really neat terrain. You will have to push to finish, this one is interesting from beginning to end. Lots of jumping on this map.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Part Four: Moving Out

Zip Name(s): part___4.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium tough

Comments: Unconventional map, destroy convoys, I found this one not so good due to enemies getting off the map and I could not finish. If successCondition was set to one in the odf this would be a better mission. (Or the canyons could have been sealed off from the edge.)

Rating: 3 stars

Map Part Five: The Final Assault

Zip Name(s): part___5.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough at start

Comments: Great action at the beginning, but lagging later on, there is also a maze to negotiate to get at some enemies (why this in BZ?) and sometimes the level will not end due to unreachable units off the playable map, see comment on this under Part Four level above. Worth a play though, just because of the opening battles.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

Map: Par Three Conversion

Zip Name(s): parthree.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Achilles

Size: Huge, but smaller play area

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Conversion of strat map Par Three to Instant Action, pretty good action on this one, hard to fend off the enemy.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Payback

Zip Name(s): payback.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, sometimes tough.

Comments: Interesting map, but frustrating when you lose your Constructor. Try not to do that, since you get only one.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Phase One - The Insertion

Zip Name(s): phase1.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: When I tested this under winXP, I always met instant death from the dropping CCA soldiers before I could do anything. I recall this part playing differently under win98. Even if you cheat through this part, you encounter the map's real failing: your units at the factory will either waste time trying to get at enemies that fall off the map edge, or go off themselves, thus allowing your factory to be destroyed. No wall = bad terrain = bad map.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Phase Two - The Take

Zip Name(s): phase2.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard at times

Comments: This map is broken in that the bzn references a custom CCA recycler while the AIP lists all stock units. The custom unit is set to build stock units as well - a no no where AIP priority is concerned. As a result, the AI does not build anything. There is a missing odf meant to make the CCA recycler invisible, as well. Despite these problems this map is a fun play, due to imposed limitations and excellent scripted attacks. A knowledgeable map maker can fix the aforementioned problems and make the map even neater. The phase__2_fixed.zip from ssuser’s archive solves some of the issues, and lets the AI actually build its usual retinue of scavengers, turrets, fighters, etc. No invisible recycler in the “fixed” version, though.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Phase Three - The Escape

Zip Name(s): phase3.zip

Author: Slingshot and Enforcer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: Blow up a lot of enemies in a limited amount of time. You will

have to scramble. Lots of custom stuff adds spice to the map.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Pits

Zip Name(s): the_pits.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Small but busy shoot-em-up.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Poop Shoot

Zip Name(s): PoopShoot11.zip

Author: ChickenMan  

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Comments: Pretty good "basic" map where you are the Black Dogs.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Princess Part 1 "The Landing"

Zip Name(s): landing.zip

Author: Knightmare

Planet: Princess

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: Moon textures, Europa palette. Lots of walkers on this one.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Princess Part 2 "The Big Climb"

Zip Name(s): bigclimb.zip

Author: Knightmare

Planet: Princess

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Broken map, will play, but is internally an "EmptyMission", enemy will not build and level will not end. Worth a try if you are bored, there is still a lot of stuff you can kill.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Punish the Black Dogs, Again

Zip Name(s): usrmsn6b.zip, usrmsn06b.zip

Author: William Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium to tough

Comments: Play as CCA, both Black Dogs and Furies are your enemies.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Punishing the Green Raccoons

Zip Name(s): usrmsndc.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Another Titan map with a variety of custom NSDF units attacking you.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Map: Punishing the Red Cows

Zip Name(s): dhrrcvns.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Uses Red Cow units - lots of files. Needs an AIP fix to run.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Raptors

Zip name(s): raptors.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Retake Eagle's Nest One, uses original map from the SP campaign. Watch out for snipers.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Rebel Command

Zip Name(s): rebel.zip

Author: MegaMan

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Nightmare!

Comments: Hard Venus map by Mega-Man. Finally found this following a link from Goomba’s maproom, and it was as hard as I remember. I don’t think I would care to try this under the 1.5 patch. Internal name is rebelcom.*

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Recon Mars

Zip Name(s): recnmars.zip

Author: Avatar

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium to slightly tough

Comments: Very nice small map, a lot of action squeezed into a 1280 * 1280 level, only downside is a couple of thru-the-wall shooting Walkers which detract from the fun. Also, units tend to disobey marching orders on the cramped terrain. Not much room for base structures here.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Recovery (TRO to BZ Conversion)

Zip Name(s): recoverybz.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Conversion of TRO map. See comments under "Recovery" in TRO map section.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Red Field

Zip Name(s): redfield.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Large

Difficulty: Quite hard

Comments: Solo start. Use your head to secure a base for your recycler.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Red Plains

Zip Name(s): RedPlain.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Open map, not very hard, but ground is rough.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Red Ravines

Zip Name(s): ravines.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium at first, hard later

Comments: Make sure recycler is defended on all sides.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Red Revenge

Zip Name(s): redrevng.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: More walled terrain to navigate through. Easy except for some walkers here and there.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Red Rock

Zip Name(s): red_rock.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Big attack at the start, lots more later. Powerful weapons stashed on this map, though it takes some time to get at them.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Relic Mission

Zip Name(s): Relichunt.zip, convoy5m.zip

Author: Red River[BZH]

Planet: Moon

Size: Large

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Very bumpy map.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: The Relic Run

Zip Name(s): relicrun.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Tough

Comments: Traditional type map on Moon but with early NSDF units only.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: The Relic Yard

Zip Name(s): therelic.zip, alienscum.zip

Author: Iouri (Red River)

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Offbeat map where you clear a winding canyon on your own. Snipers galore, watch out.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Remnants

Zip Name(s): remnants.zip

Author: Reaver

Planet: Moon

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: The terrain on this map is too rough in the valleys, with pits as well; the AI really can't handle it. Still ok to play, since the start is fun. Lots of bombers will roll in. Be prepared to lose this a few times before you win. Once you secure your base, it is kind of blah, as you have to hunt down all the stray units in the rough canyons to win, and this can take awhile.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Rescue Op

Zip Name(s): RescueOp.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Great map, start off going to rescue your production units. You will have custom tanks with lots of ammo. This map is on the gotta-try list, plenty of action.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: Rest and Relaxation

Zip Name(s): m1restrx.zip, looknotr.zip

Author: Mick Brown

Planet: Achilles

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: This map also released as "Look Ma, No Triggers!" Just a factory for you, along with a few base structures, and scavengers you have to get to quick before they die. Good map.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: The Return of Eagle’s Nest One

Zip Name(s): The Return of Eagle’s Nest 1.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium, with small play area

Difficulty: Pretty hard

Comments: Protect the liberated Eagles Nest from a large number of CCA units. Small play area makes it harder, you cannot intercept enemies far outside the base. Pretty good, and a hard play, but not too original. The internal mission name is usrmsn06.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Return to Eagle's Nest One (Sequel to 'Last Line of Defence')

Zip Name(s): eagleone.zip

Author: Nightwing

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Nice custom palette, but sloppy terrain and action is sporadic. Enemy bases are just too easy to kill.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Revenge of the Armories

Zip Name(s): armories.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Moon

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: You have ten custom Armories with weapons to destroy a CCA base. Meant as a "comic" map. You can win, but you have to hurry.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: The Rink

Zip Name(s): the_rink.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Scouts only against a strong CCA foe.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Rocky

Zip Name(s): rocky.zip

Author: Unknown

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Decent basic IA map, quirky terrain, not a bad play, but not too hard.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Rublev's Revenge

Zip Name(s): rr.zip

Author: Simon West

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Internal name is usrmsn03. Multiple bzns backed up in zip(?). Based on basic terrain built in bzfrac. Rough terrain means stuck units, but there is a huge enemy base to blow up, always fun. Check around at the start for secrets. Not a superb map, but overall, not bad.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Run Away

Zip Name(s): m3runawa.zip

Author: Mick Brown

Planet: Achilles

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to quite tough

Comments: Excellent map, with a convoy mission and a lot of enemies coming along behind. This is a fun map to upgrade the enemy scrap and pilots on if you want something even more challenging.

Rating: 8 1/2 stars

Map: Sabotage

Zip Name(s): sabotage.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Very novel map, give this one a try, and follow directions.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Scavenger Snipe

Zip Name(s): scavsnip.zip

Author: Jango

Planet: Titan

Size: Small/Medium (1280*2560)

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Like it says. Once you have a scav, it's an easy ride.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Scramble

Zip Name(s): scramble.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy mostly, a little hard at the beginning

Comments: Rave Guns make this map a pushover. Terrain is all one texture, looks quite odd on Io.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Scrap Run

Zip Name(s): scraprun.zip

Author: Archer (Travis Simpson)

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Will write stock assets into your addon. OK map, but easy to

kill the Soviet base from the high ground.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Scream of the Eagles

Zip Name(s): screagl1.zip

Author: Vidal "Berserker" Velazquez

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Quite hard at times

Comments: Excellent map with a custom Grizzly skin.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Shooter

Zip Name(s): shooter.zip

Author: Bser

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium, but watch yourself

Comments: Not your everyday map - you will have to snipe all your own vehicles. You do have a base and an Armory to assist you.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Signs of Life

Zip Name(s): signs_of_life.zip

Author: Nightwing (textures by Cmdr Wayne)

Planet: Telesto

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Lots of custom textures here. Not bad, but could benefit from a tougher enemy, edit the odf to achieve this.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Skraper 1

Zip Name(s): skraper1.zip

Author: Travis Simpson

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Find an enemy scav on your radar quickly, and use it. Good

gameplay for a small map, though not really hard after the beginning.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Sky Diver

Zip Name(s): skydiver.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Really hard at the start, skydiving "bombers" will wreck your day. Escort mission, then timed until you have to kill a CCA Recycler at the very end after defending the base from attack waves.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Snipe

Zip Name(s): dhrsnipe.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Sniping map, ok if you like sniping. Copied terrain.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Sniper Run

Zip Name(s): sniperun.zip

Author: Slingshot

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Aaaarrgh!

Comments: This is one bastard of a level. Expect to die, multiple times.

If you like sniping, this one is for you. Remember to save often.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Sniper Training

Zip Name(s): SnipeTraining.zip

Author: Commando and Red River

Planet: Enceladus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Odd little map with not much in the way of objectives.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Snowed In Conversion

Zip Name(s): snowedin.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Snowed In stock strat map made into an Instant Action level.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: The Soloist

Zip Name(s): soloist.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Snipe your way to victory. Follow the readme advice.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Soviet Mission 1 - the Unusual

Zip Name(s): soviet1.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Not very hard to beat. Terrain makes it a bit tougher.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Soviet Mission 2 - The Survivors

Zip Name(s): soviet2.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Armory and Constructor for you, plus some units. Not hard at all, but you must advance cautiously, and not lose any of your resources, since you have no recycler.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Soviet mission 3 (Saving recycler Knovya)

Zip Name(s): soviet3.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Another easy map, not too exciting.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Soviet mission 4 (The Elimination)

Zip Name(s): soviet4.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Just blue ice textures all over this map.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Soviet mission 5 (The remaining targets)

Zip name(s): soviet5.zip

Author: Timber

Planet: Europa

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: ditto the mono blue texturing as above, fighting is better on this map though.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Stargate

Zip Name(s): stargate.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium, then easy

Comments: Stargate in the sky, this one is easy, but you will have a nice melee at the start. Pump up CCA scrap/pilots in the odf for more fun. Geysers are widely separated, protect your production units.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Map: Starport

Zip Name(s): starport.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Plenty of bombers on this one.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Star Wars - Trench Run

Zip Name(s): starwar1.zip

Author: Slingshot

Planet: Death Star

Size: Medium (1280*5120!)

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Strange "Star Wars" mission, doesn't come off well, IMHO. Uses

Moon textures. Odd sized, very elongated map.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Stolen Factories

Zip Name(s): usrmsndd.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Custom light tanks, watch out for sniper pilots.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Stolen LT

Zip Name(s): stolenlt.zip

Author: BuRnMe [SS]

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium then easy

Comments: Broken map (internally a multiplayer map) but still ok to play as the opening part is pretty fun.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Styx and Stones

Zip Name(s): StyxStns.zip

Author: Existence

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Odd little map where you defend an alien relic and kill a CCA

factory. Not much play value. Will write a few modded stock assets

into your addon, keep track and back up.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Suicide Mission 1

Zip Name(s): suicide1.zip

Author: Mikko "Dr.KillRoy" Kankaanpaa

Planet: Europa

Size: Small

Difficulty: Mostly easy

Comments: No recycler, but all other production units. Guard these from

the starting attack waves. Once these run out there is little to kill in

order to win. Cramped play area and some bad texturing.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Super Scrap

Zip Name(s): suprscrp.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Abortive attempt at building a map based on custom scrap having a value of several scrap per piece (this does not work). Released anyway, there is really not enough scrap to get started with here, though you could try sniping one of the enemy super-tanks and making a stand. Terrain is also poor and was obviously built in a hurry.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Supply Depot

Zip Name(s): sdepot.zip

Author: Alex Grave

Planet: Titan

Size: Small

Difficulty: Really hard

Comments: Superb map where you face a huge enemy onslaught. You have to try this, even if you have to try it several times. Terrain is dull, but who cares? You will be too busy to notice.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: Sweet Vengeance

Zip Name(s): Sweet Vengence.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Hmmm, seems like a team reversal of the first map from the Red Wolf Missions. There are now at least a half dozen IA maps using this terrain, and I am guilty of adding to that number. :-D This one is ok, I guess, though the author’s other version is better. Internal name is usrmsn05.*

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Take Back Outpost 3

Zip Name(s): outpost3.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Moon

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Much less fun than author's other map "Left on the Moon", also based on original BZ terrain.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: Tank on Io

Zip Name(s): dhr_io_0.zip

Author: David Ransom

Planet: Io

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Lone wolf mission, do not lose your tank.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Temple of Doom

Zip Name(s): tempdoom.zip

Author: Enforcer and Slingshot

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Ok action at the start, but dull climbing the temple.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Terrain is Everything

Zip Name(s): Terrain.zip

Author: Jay

Planet: Achilles

Size: Small

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Internal name is usrmsn93. Very rough terrain. Beware the edge, units can fall off easily as the geysers are so close.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Tharsis Expedition

Zip Name(s): tharsis.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Watch out for an uptick in enemy power later in the mission.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Though I Walk

Zip Name(s): thoiwalk.zip

Author: Avatar

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: Top-tier map, gotta play this. Can you kill a CCA Walker with your plasma rifle? You will find out. Really tough start and some unique terrain on this level, don't miss it.

Rating: 10 stars

Map: The Three Towers

Zip Name(s): 3_towers.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Europa

Size: Huge, but smaller play area

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: Timed map with a tough objective. The start is problematic, and you will be on the go and in battle the whole way through. Very good play, watch out for attacks from the rear.

Rating: 9 1/2 stars

Map: Titan Map

Zip Name(s): titanmap.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Titan

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Internal name is usrmsn25. Some odd soldier units on this one.

Terrain is pretty blah as well.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Titans

Zip Name(s): hotgully.zip

Author: Iouri

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Walkers will hit you, but this map is really not very hard.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Too Good to be True

Zip Name(s): 2good2bt.zip, 2easy2bt.zip

Author: Dr.KillRoy

Planet: Moon

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Gag map (hit your Capslock key)

Rating: 1 star

Map: Total Destruction

Zip Name(s): tldstrxn.zip

Author: Killer Instinct

Planet: Europa

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: IA remake of mission 13 on Europa. Pretty good, it is tough to

survive at the start, whereas the original SP map was pretty easy.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Training Mission

Zip Name(s): Training.zip

Author: Commando

Planet: Enceladus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Another "training" map. Not much to this.

Rating: 1 star

Map: Traitor

Zip Name(s): traitors.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty: Mostly easy

Comments: Fight the traitors. Your forces are light, but this one is not too hard. You get just an armory and constructor for production.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Trencher

Zip Name(s): trencher.zip

Author: Jango

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy, except for the start

Comments: Easy to beat with the rave gun.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Tunguska

Zip Name(s): tunguska.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Achilles

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard at the start

Comments: You can RAVE up at the start which is not a bad idea, you can really get jumped at the beginning of this level.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Tweaked Demo

Zip Name(s): demonova.zip

Author: Red River

Planet: Achilles

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Oddball map based on demo map terrain (also the 1st Achilles terrain map in the SP mission campaign). Lots of stock odfs will overwrite, so keep track and back up. Overall not too interesting.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Under Force

Zip Name(s): bz-underfor.zip

Author: Existence

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Short, easy map, but your tank has a very interesting weapon.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Map: Undiscovered Country

Zip Name(s): undscvrd.zip

Author: Enforcer

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Another not-very-hard walled terrain map by Enforcer. Powerups

will make this level even easier.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: User Mission 2

Zip Name(s): User Mission2.zip, usrmsn02.zip

Author: FLiPSiDE HUGO

Planet: Moon

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Internal name is usrmsn02(go figure). Very bad terrain.

Rating: 1 star

Map: usrmsn26

Zip Name(s): usrmsn26.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to tough

Comments: This was a test map for the American Fury that went into the SE level pack. It was not meant to be released to the public, but somebody just had to put it out there. Anyway, you can play with a flying American Fury here without having to install SE. Uses the hvsav as a model and changes its skin.

Rating: 2 stars

Map: usrmsn50

Zip Name(s): usrmsn50.zip

Author: navbeacon

Planet: Io

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: unnamed map set on Io, flat with some shallow bzfrac craters.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Map: Valles Marineris Adventure

Zip Name(s): vmarad.zip

Author: Alex112

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Troublesome

Comments: Watch out for stock odf overwrites.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Vendetta

Zip Name(s): vendetta.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Achilles

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Watch out for the custom furies, they are fast. Multiple CCA bases to take down. Consider moving your base forward later on.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Vertigo

Zip Name(s): vertigo.zip

Author: Floating Point

Planet: Io

Size: Large (3840*2560)

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Another super map by FP, this has fantastic terrain. Tough at the start, use your head to take a geyser site. Follow directions closely on this one. One stock build odf will write into your addon, remember to delete it when finished.

Rating: 8 1/2 stars

Map: The Veteran

Zip Name(s): veteran.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Venus

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: You will have little help on this one, try to steal the CCA secret weapon.

Rating: 6 1/2 stars

Map: Volcano!

Zip Name(s): Volcano!.zip

Author: J Strong "BoneCrusher"

Planet: Mars

Size: Small

Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Easy map, try if you want.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Volcano Walk

Zip Name(s): volcanowalk.zip, usrmsn03.zip

Author: Predator

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: Mission files named usrmsn03.xxx, not too hard of a map, though there are walkers and the terrain is rough. Volcano done with the volcano making function from bzfrac.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Vulcanic

Zip Name(s): vulcanic.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Cool canyon map using the cloudy palette from "Dust Bowl". The AI will bounce you plenty hard on this one.

Rating: 8 1/2 stars

Map: War Party

Zip Name(s): warparty.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Io

Size: Large (3840*5120)

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: Part 2 of the Io Trilogy. Follow directions at the start.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: War Zone

Zip Name(s): warzone.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Venus

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard at the start

Comments: Good map, though easy to beat once you have a base. This one can go either way at the start, easy to lose the recycler. Recommend you try this one out.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Winter War II

Zip Name(s): WinterW21.zip

Author: Mikko "Dr.KillRoy" Kankaanpaa

Planet: Earth

Size: Small

Difficulty: Mostly easy

Comments: Odd little map that simulates the Winter War. Set on Earth, but uses Europa textures. Custom skin for the CCA fighter.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Wreckers

Zip Name(s): wreckers.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: A unique factory and Day Wreckers galore. Lots of scripting.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Zen's MCanyons Fix

Zip Name(s): Zmcanyons.zip

Author: Zen

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Comments: This is a broken map. The TRN file has formatting embedded and the mission name is too long, and does not match the internal terrainName in the BZN file, which is original. This map can be fixed and played (if you use notepad to fix the TRN file by removing the formatting info, and rename the mission files back to the original MCanyons name). However, except for an unchanged LGT file, it is basically the same map as the regular MCanyons zip, so there is not much point to that.

Rating: 0 stars

Map: Ziggurat

Zip Name(s): ziggurat.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: A Temple of Doom type map on steroids. Some simple custom textures grace the ziggurat. Some juicy powerups around if you can locate them, and they are protected.

Rating: 7 stars

 

 

Red Odyssey Maps

 

Map: ABC Chinese Mission 2

Zip Name(s): abc_chin2.zip

Author: {ABC}~Scarab

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: not really a map, but a mod for chinese mission 2 with special units and weapons that go into the addon.

Rating: Unrated

Map: ABC Fortress of Fear

Zip Name(s): abc_fort.zip

Author: {ABC}~Scarab

Planet: Elysium

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Probably the neatest IA map ever made for TRO. Very cool terrain, lots of custom stuff. Recommended to play, if you have TRO.

Rating: 9 stars

Map: ABC Quantum Leap

Zip Name(s): abc_leap.zip

Author: {ABC}~Scarab

Planet: Elysium

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Very hard

Comments: Strange start, where you have to "rocket jump" across a canyon. This is not as easy as it sounds (TRO is not quake!), and it may take you some practice to do this right. Frankly, I found this annoying. After this it is a good map, lots of customization. The map is timed as well.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Fresh Meat

Zip Name(s): chmisn09.zip, RO_IA_chmisn09.zip

Author: {SFP} Sonic  

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Based on one of the original maps from The Red Odyssey.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Operation Flush Out

Zip Name(s): chmisn10.zip, RO_IA_chmisn10.zip

Author: {SFP} Sonic  

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: More action than on the "Fresh Meat" map.

Rating: 5 1/2 stars

Map: Phantoms

Zip Name(s): phantoms.zip, RO_IA_phantoms.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Elysium

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: Pretty cool map with waves of "stealth turrets". Stick near your base for awhile, or else. AI has some trouble with terrain at its base but otherwise this is a very worthwhile map, give it a try.

Rating: 7 1/2 stars

Map: Recovery

Zip Name(s): recovery.zip

Author: BSer

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: I found this map to be quite frustrating at the start, getting to the point where you get a recycler is often dependent on the random skill of your own friendlies. Once you get through that, it is basically a good tough map, Chinese vs the CCA.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Red Tide

Zip Name(s): red_tide.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Elysium

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Chinese vs CCA. Watch out for devastating sneak attacks on your recycler. Terrain is fairly bland but action is intense.

Rating: 7 stars

Map: Warlords

Zip Name(s): warlords.zip

Author: ssuser

Planet: Elysium

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Conventional IA map. Watch out for attacks from cloaked Chinese units.

Rating: 6 stars

 

 

Battlezone Mods and Map Packs

 

Great Pyramid Pack

 

The Great Pyramid Pack is a set of 3 maps by Iouri.

The map titles are Gpyramid, Pyramid2 and Finalhit.

These are mostly medium in difficulty though Furies can

be a problem. The first map was also released separately.

Archive name is Gpyramid.zip

 

Map Images for The Great Pyramid Pack

 

 

 

Get Arkin Sixpack

 

A map pack by Bser, this is set on a series of worlds around the

Alpha Centauri system. You are in pursuit of Arkin and his henchmen

who have stolen advanced NSDF technology. All of the maps in this

pack are very difficult. There is an HTML launch shell that contains

briefings for each mission. This may not work correctly on newer machines.

The archive name is ga6pack.zip

 

Map Images for the Get Arkin pack

 

 

 

Hard Soviets Map Pack.

 

A 5-pack of maps by MegaMan. All maps are set

on the moon, and range in difficulty from hard to really hard.

The archive name is hardsov.zip

 

Map Images for the Hard Soviets pack

 

 

 

Last of the Galilean

 

This mod by Existence takes place on Ganymede and Callisto. There are

complete campaigns for both the Black Dogs and the Soviets. The mod

contains 11 missions in total, along with several DM and strat maps. The

original version came with a shell written in Visual Basic 5.0 which did not

work right for many people, so Existence created a version 2.0, which used

a Shockwave shell run from Internet Explorer. This also caused some people

problems when the game was exited improperly, but the missions can also be

run from the command line. Ssuser has since created an upgrade for the single

player maps only, using the TRO textures from Ganymede and adding in other

custom textures and units. This version, 1.3, also comes with a shell written in

VB 6.0, which may not work well on newer machines, but as with the other

versions, missions can be launched from the command line and there is a

separate briefing text file for those who can’t get the shell to work. The help

system is also upgraded to reflect the changes to missions, units, and so forth.

The archive name is lotg.zip (or lotgv13.zip for ssuser’s upgrade).

 

Map images for versions 1.0 and 2.0

 

 

 

 

Map images for ssuser’s 1.3 single player upgrade

 

 

 

 

The Unofficial Battlezone 2 Demo

 

This is a curious little 4 pack of missions done by Existence as a “demo”

for Battlezone 2. While these don’t really bear any resemblance to

Battlezone 2 per se, they are somewhat interesting in their own right.

This mod does have one odf error that may cause the game to crash

when an enemy pilot ejects. The odf scs2man.odf does not reference

any VDF, and it should. If you empty the text out of this file and

replace it with the text from sspilo.odf, the crash problem will be solved.

Four missions, two on Pluto and two on Mire.

The archive name is UBZ2D.zip

 

Map Images for UBZ2D

 

 

 

The Red Wolf Missions

 

An alternate Soviet campaign by ssuser. Eight missions, plus a “secret”

mission. This mod comes with its own shell written in VB6. In the event

the shell does not run the missions can all be launched from the command

line. Mission names are rsmisn01.bzn through rsmisn08.bzn

The archive name is RW.zip

 

Map images for The Red Wolf Missions

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shrieking Eagles Level Pack

 

Like the Red Wolf Missions, this is also an 8-pack of missions

by ssuser, only you are fighting as the NSDF. Comes with its

own VB6 shell. Most of these missions are quite hard.

Archive name is SE.zip

 

Map images for The Shrieking Eagles

 

 

 

 

 

Battlezone: Elite Corps

This is a mod still in development, according to its author, belirose.

There are so far 10 missions in the modpack, all of  which are CCA missions.

Two new planets, Mercury and Triton. This one has some aircraft in it too.

The installer is a large MSI file, which seems to have an entire instance of

Battlezone zipped up inside it. Not really necessary – this installer could

be much smaller. According to the author further development will be done

under 1.5 – and if you try to play this version under 1.5 you will need a new vehicle

model pack or the game will crash. Search for bz_evtanks.dev.7z on the

web if you want to try this, it is the 7-Zip archive with the new E-Corps models.

 

Map Images for Battlezone: Elite Corps

 

 

 

Battlezone 1.5 Maps and Modpacks

As the 1.5 patch is still in on and off development as of this writing,

future changes may render some maps unplayable. I may have run into

this myself already, as some of the maps listed here do not work at

all for me under patch 1.5.2.13, and I suspect they were created

under earlier 1.5 versions. I will list basic data and maps for these,

but leave the comment section blank and the maps unrated. In a few

cases, it is not clear even whether a map is for 1.4 or 1.5; I try to go

by the internal bzn version. In the event you are a map author and

wish to correct me on any miscataloging errors I may have made or share

further information on your map version, you can leave me a message at

bzforum.matesfamily.org in the BZ1 section. I would also like to

encourage map authors to put the specific patch version they are working

under in their readme files for future clarification.

 

 

Individual Battlezone 1.5 Maps

Map: Battle of Taurids

Zip Name(s): battauri.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Huge

Difficulty:

Comments: None

Rating: Unrated

Map: Call to Arms

Zip Name(s): call2arm.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Moon

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: You play as the Chinese, and a steady stream of Black Dogs will attack you from multiple directions. You will need to rearrange your base for optimal security. Fortunately, your base area is generous in size.

Rating: 6 ½ stars

Map: Captain Chaos Strikes Again

Zip Name(s): pacmania.zip

Author: Sporkinator

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Pretty good conversion of the old Pac Man map.

Rating: 8 stars

Map: Captain Chaos Strikes Again (CCA)

Zip Name(s): pacmani2.zip

Author: Sporkinator

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: as above, but you play as the CCA

Rating: 8 stars

Map: CCA Fun

Zip Name(s): CCA Fun.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Mars

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium to Hard

Comments: Seems to be a 1.5 map going by internal bzn version, but apparently has an off-map recycler or something and mission won’t end under latest version of 1.5 patch. Aside from that, ok gameplay, watch out for snipers and paratroopers.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Devils

Zip Name(s): devils.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Xen

Size: Huge

Difficulty:

Comments:

Rating: Unrated

Map: Downfall

Zip Name(s): downfall.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Titan

Size: Huge

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Play as the CCA against the Black Dogs. I thought the canyon walls were a bit too narrow, though the author says this is on purpose. Otherwise a good map.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Downhill (CCA Version)

Zip Name(s): Downhils.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Europa

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Reverse version of BS-er’s map Downhill. You are the CCA. You might feel secure in your fortress, but one by one Rave Gun tanks will come in to pick off your production units.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Europa Snipe

Zip Name(s): Europa Snipe.zip

Author: unknown

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Small

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: No readme for this map. Title suggests it is on Europa but textures are from Ganymede. Simple terrain.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Flying Solo

Zip Name(s): flynsolo.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Europa

Size: Huge

Difficulty:

Comments:

Rating: Unrated

Map: High Command

Zip Name(s): highcomm.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Mars

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Decent canyon map, you will get jumped at the start, be ready.

Rating: 5 stars

Map: Infiltration and Destruction

Zip Name(s): Infiltration and Destruction.zip

Author: Krezill

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: This map has some bad odf errors. Battlezone gave me multiple warnings on load. Scripting does not seem to be right either. Still, with tweaking, it plays.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: The Last Strike

Zip Name(s): tlaststr.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Elysium

Size: Huge, play area is a bit smaller than 5120

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Ok map with terrain copied from BZ2. Even has scrap pools (well, sort of). Watch out for snipers here.

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Mag King

Zip Name(s): magking.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Titan

Size: Medium

Difficulty:

Comments:

Rating: Unrated

Map: Rabbit Hole

Zip Name(s): Rabthole 1.1.zip

Author: Ian S.

Planet: Venus

Size: Small

Difficulty:

Comments:

Rating: Unrated

Map: Scrap Fun

Zip Name(s): scrapfun.zip

Author:

Planet: Mars

Size: Medium

Difficulty: ???

Comments: This map would run, but the lua script did not work right for me. Earthquakes worked, but recycler never arrived. Maybe an update needed to the script since UltraKen has changed lua things around some. No readme file included for the map.

Rating: 8 stars, pending repairs

Map: Sector 16A

Zip Name(s): sect16a.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Titan

Size: Huge, smaller play area

Difficulty: Medium, sometimes hard

Comments: Built with bzfrac, pretty simple map.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Sector 86C

Zip Name(s): sect86c.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Large

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Comments: CCA vs Black Dogs (enemy), bland but uneven terrain leaves little space for buildings, especially CCA buildings. Ok to play, but seemed a bit boring to me.

Rating: 4 stars

Map: Solo Run

Zip Name(s): solorun.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Ganymede

Size: Huge, smaller play area

Difficulty: Medium

Comments: Not too hard but I do like the terrain setup for this map. Mission odf references nonexistent win/lose files

Rating: 6 stars

Map: Takeover

Zip Name(s): takeover.zip

Author: Goomba

Planet: Elysium

Size: Huge, smaller play area

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: I don’t much care for this map as the player’s base area is way too small, especially since enemies attack from front and back. What really perplexed me was the off-map Black Dog base – have to kill every production unit in the latest 1.5!!! (maybe this was done in an earlier version) I finally solved this after clearing the fortress by getting some units to hunt in that corner – finally they went off the map and blew up the B-Dog stuff. This map is copied from the last TRO mission.

Rating: 3 stars

Map: Venus Badlands Skirmish

Zip Name(s): Venus Badlands Skirmish.zip

Author: Krezill

Planet: Venus

Size: Large

Difficulty: Hard

Comments: Pretty good Venus map.

Rating: 7 stars

 

 

The Omega Squadron Mission Pack

 

The Omega Squadron mission pack is the largest mission pack

produced to date for Battlezone. Featuring as many missions

as the original game – 18 NSDF and Black Dog plus 8 Chinese missions,

this campaign also features lua scripting for that genuine SP mission

experience. This is a must play, even if you are not a Battlezone 1.5

fan it is worth setting up BZ 1.5 just to play this modpack. The only

downside to this is the large size of the archive – the game launcher

is way too large for what it does and there are additional files

included as well, plus the level files alone make for a pretty

large archive all by themselves, and there are a number of multiplayer

levels included as well, plus 6 bonus stock IA levels based on some

of the multiplayer and single player mission maps. The map images

below are divided into 2 sections as there are so many of them.

The bonus IA maps do not have images listed here.

Archive name is OmegaSquadronMapPack.zip

 

Map images for the Omega Squadron NSDF/B-Dog campaign.

 

 

 

 

Map images for the Omega Squadron Chinese Dragons campaign