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- CTF Skin
Ryan Lacouture aka Grey_Ghost has done
something to try and circumvent the "cross-dresser" (players intentionally
wearing confusing shirt colors) problem in Capture the Flag, by creating this skin which gives each
player the same shirt color as their pants.
- WorldCraft Tutorial
If you are interested in getting the hang of Ben Morris' cool editor WorldCraft, check out Loki's very helpful WorldCraft Tutorial. It's sure to help you
along. Well done Loki.
- Server Picker Reviews
Monty Gonzales aka FRAGaLOT has done a comprehensive review of all the server-picking
utilities, you can find a link to it on the Pain 2000! clan page.
- QuakeWorld Info
There is a tidbit about QuakeWorld on RevCo's homepage that discusses the
possibilty that QW will include the "seen" command. Thanks to Evan Adams for the clue.
- TC Anyone?
I am going to put up a Total Conversion section in my links. If the TC is looking for help
I will note it there. I am sorry, but IMO a TC that needs someone to do everything is not
a TC, it's an idea. The only type of help wanted ads for TC's that will appear on this
page from now on will be for a bunch of artists, modelers, Quake-C programmers, etc., that
are looking for somebody with great ideas for them to carry out.
- Reaper 0.7
Break out the root beer sCary, it's party time. The new beta of the
Reaper, version 0.7, is out. Download it right here. Thanks to the author, Steven Polge for sending it along. Here's what's new, and here's the readme.
- Sierra Vérité
There's a blurb
on Next-Generation announcing out that
Sierra's new Vérité-based video card began shipping today, bundled with Indy Car II,
CyberGladiators and Silent Thunder. Oh, yeah, shareware
Vérité-enhanced Quake, too.
- Fallen Soldiers
There is a preview of Fallen
Soldiers on the site formerly known as Quakeworld (the good website, as opposed to the
bad website, or the new game client, which is actually QuakeWorld with a capital
"W"), on the former Quakeworld's URL, which isn't Fallen Soldiers ultimate URL.
Follow? Doesn't matter go there and check it out. Looks cool. Thanks Light.
"Oh, and before you ask, it won't be a news site or any
kind of replacement for what Aftershock was. It'll be highly specialized, just you wait
- Reactor Reaction
Extra Hmmm. When it was pointed out that Intergraph pulled the promise of
updated Windows Drivers by October 30 from their web site, I checked and found this
to be so. Now I've gotten a couple of emails saying the date is still there, and sure
enough it is. (I think I might just be falling victim to the power of suggestion...)
- Clan Tournament Deadline Tomorrow
If you want to enter your Clan in either the North American, or the Euro ClanRing Tourney, hurry up, because
tomorrow's the deadline for enteries. Thanks Javelin.
- Time Zones Revisited
If you're not into Zulu time, John
Krutke of Lag City has
a program on his clan's web page, Clan Lagitus. called Windows
Time Zone, which also makes these things easier to figure.
- Sujoy's Quake(Quark) Pages Move
Sujoy has moved his hilarious Quake Page,
to keep from exploding his University's server.
- Help Wanted
Mike Hughes is asking for a
volunteers (a co-webmaster and a computer artist) willing to help maintain Tremors.
- Zulu Time
The international nature of Quake is a wonderful thing, except in the area
of logistics. Many a clan match has been screwed up by the failure to properly take time
zones into account. Darkwing of Clan
Quakebots has had one of those genius ideas everyone should be kicking themselves for not
thinking of first. Clan matches should be scheduled according to the international time
standard of Zulu time, or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
There is a tutorial on GMT on the QuakeBots' webpage.
- Quake Command
The issue of Computer Gaming World that covers one of my very favorite
websites, Quake Command, has hit the streets.
Thanks ColdSun for letting me know.
- Predator Quake
Yep, a TC. Yep, Needs help. Yep, artists and coders and modelers needed.
No web page, but assurances of coolness. Contact Derek
Barr (a.k.a. Lombard) if you want to help.
- Vquake Beta
Thanks to Mike Boich of Rendition
for telling me that there's a beta version of Vquake (Vérité-enhanced Quake) available
on Rendition's site.Because I had such a
long download, I've stored it (and fixed the corrupted zip--sorry) locally here at Blue's (251 KB).
Obviously, this is of no use to you if you do not own a Rendition Vérité-based video
- American .plan
Tokay's off on vacation, and updated his plan to express his true feelings
for us (and to show off his High School Espanol):
si, es mi nombre
Mexico here I come!!
I will be back next Tuesday...
Just in case the plane I am on blows up and falls into the
ocean, I just want to say: "I love you guys"
Many people wonder what happened to Joost Schuur's late, lamented Aftershock. If you visit the site of the
former site, you will see that Joost does, in fact, have a new Quake project in the works.
This is great news for all Quake fans, as most of us know the high quality of Joost's
work. Stay tuned for more details when they are available.
- QuakeMap 2.0
The new version of the QuakeMap editor has been released. It includes an
interesting map distribution scheme so that users can get your map with QuakeC, new
textures, etc without having to download the entire BSP. There's a separate 40k
DOS runtime module that allows people that don't use QuakeMap to take the proprietary
(.QME) files from QuakeMap and compile/run them. QME files are much smaller to
distribute, and don't violate any copyright laws. It is available on cdrom.com (along with
the DOS runtime *and* the source.). Derrick McKay
has put up a homepage where
you can get more info.
Another project that's looking for those interested in lending a hand is QuakeRally, which sounds a lot like a certain
Quake Karts project.
- UK Players List
For those trying to find opponents and such on the other side of the "Pond,"
should check out the Killing Field, which
features a UK players list. Players listed include noteworthys like Joost Schuur and
- New CTF Scoring
Thanks to SamHell (what in the Sam Hell is going
on around here?) for pointing out that Zoid has updated the CTF scoring system (again).
You can read about it on Threewave.
- New Prey Leader
Thanks to Liger for the news
from Gamespot that Paul Schuytema has left FASA
Interactive Technologies to join 3D Realms, where he will head up the Prey project. Also,
saw on Redwood's this article in Next Generation on the same
- American's .plan
Ok, ok. I have been ignoring my .plan file I know. Just got
back from Austin where I got to see Dave Taylor (ddt to those of you who knew him
from #doom) married away. The wedding was cool, and everyone had fun.
I am still planning to beat the crap out of John Cash
sometime soon here. And since I will be going on vacation Thursday, I guess I should
either whack him out today or tomorrow. I will be sure to forward the demo to the proper
authorities after I am finished with him.
A week ago I had a note about a guy who would do skins for a
reasonable price. Well, that guy is Rich Fleider, who works at Rogue Software, right down
the hall from id. He did the skin for RevCo, and has started on some new ones for
interested parties. He is going to do these in his spare time, but if you can be patient
he can do a great skin for you or your clan. If you are interested, send him your request:
- Help wanted
A new TC also in search of, guess what. Yep, artist's and guys like that.
Check out TimeGate, and
contact Jake Fenwick, (aka Grim_Rppr on IRC) if
you want to help.
- The Mercenaries Clan?
is a new service Zero Sanity is attempting to
start that will allow greater freedom for current clan members and more involvement for
the net-Quakers who play independently. It's members are basically freelancers, who can be
called on to help in Clan matches when there aren't enough players, or to practice with
Clans when requested. Go there for more details, and to sign up if interested.
- New Dank & Scud
Issue Two of The Adventures of Dank &
Scud was released at Midnight this morning (last night? How does that work...). If you
haven't read it already go there immediately. If you don't understand it, I'm sorry, it
means you missed some great times...
New old site (closed and re-opened) is the Void ...
- Ole Virginny
Yep, I'm gonna be out of town again. I'm not gonna do the insane road
update for an overnight, so I'll talk to you tomorrow night when I return.
- Quantum Axcess
Not to leave anyone with the wrong impression about the upcoming CD
release from Quantum Axcess, as far as I know this is a kosher project, because it is a
completely new episode with new maps, textures, models, weapons, and QuakeC, which means
they aren't using any of id's copyrighted stuff. It is also my understanding that is not
going to contain a ton of Internet stuff, and anything added from the Internet is a
"free" bonus that is used with permission.
- Funny Stuff
I just got back from a very funny Quake site. Go take a look at Sujoy's Quake Pages... excellent
- No Campers Allowed
This is the second issue oriented logo for clans I've received in three
days. Tracy Atkins is pushing for Clans to
pledge to play "Camp Free." All Clans may feel free to use this logo to support
- Quake Kart Test Patch
For those endevoring to make Maps for Quake
Command's upcoming Quake Kart patch, there is a test patch on their Quake C Page that will show how
large and fast the Karts are. Wedge warns:
"This patch is not fun or otherwise useful. I promise.
If you aren't going to make a track for QKart, don't bother DL'ing the patch."
- Another TC
Another TC in the works is the Final
Confrontation. They too, are seeking help from interested designers.
- Clans on the Web
Looks like CNET's TV show the
Web is going to have a feature on Quake Clans this week. Thanks to my clan-brother MrCoffee for pointing that out.
- Reaper 0.7
Kris Bowen of QHQ says that
the new Reaper 'Bot will be released within the next week (on QHQ), and will feature more
substantial changes than the 0.6 upgrade.
- NiGHTS TC
Steve "Dipstick" Towle
is asking any Quake C coders, artists, sound effects people, map designers, basically
anything a TC needs (with an emphasis right now on artists (especially modelers), and QC
programmers) to work on a TC based on a game called NiGHTS. There's a first
draft describing the TC here
which will explain how Steve can meld a completely nonviolent game with one of extreme
- Quake Gibs
Like a Phoenix from the ashes, Alexis Birkill's Quake Page has resurfaced with the name Quake Gibs.
- Blood in the Swamps
Speaking of QSpy, I see on the Quakeholio
that sCary has put the demos of him and Team QSpy (hmmm, Clan QSpy?), playing some Quake
down in Florida. I gotta get these and see how my boys did. (sCary is a serious Quake
- Quake Fiction R.I.P.
I also see on sCary's that Quake Fiction has
closed it's doors, so that David Ganly can devote his time to his new mega-site, the Force. Good luck David. May the Fo... oh,
- Quake Kart Specs
Attention all map designer types. If you are looking for something new and
different, go to Quake Command's Quake C Page, and downlaod Wedge's Quake Kart
Specs. No, they're not the goggles you wear to drive the things, the specs'll give you
some information you'll need if you want to try your hand at designing tracks for their
eagerly awaited up coming Quake Kart Modification.
- Capture the Flag
While I'm at it with the map designer deal, Dave 'Zoid' Kirsch, originator of the world's most
popular teamplay patch, Capture the Flag, points out that his next phase of CTF is custom
levels (as he points out, id's maps are great, but some just aren't suited to CTF play).
If you wish to design some new levels for CTF, drop Dave a line. High quality CTF levels
will be included in the next ThreeWave release
(authors receiving full credit, of course).
- New ClanRing Tournament
I received word from Will Bryant
of the ClanRing about their upcoming
tournament. Actually it's more than one tournament, with a European and a North American
tournament, each split into two different "weight classes" for modem players and
ISDN and above. There are a bunch of changes since the last such tourney to try and ease
the logistical pain. There will also be some interesting "exhibition games,"
specifically clan vs. bot team, and capture the flag. They are even looking into the
possibility of providing prizes.
This will all be capped off with the first semi-annual ClanRing World Cup, where the
top clans from each league (North America and Europe) will face off against one another
for global supremacy.
To keep you up to date, Will also points out that, unfortunately, WebRing is still
having trouble with RING!OnLine SuperStations over the use of the word "ring"
(really). Check the ClanRing's News page for details, if you're not familiar with this
I wrote a story this morning about a CD being prepared by a company called Quantum
Axcess. Dale B. (midiguy) got me started when he
wrote because he received the following:
"I have downloaded your cool BSP file, 5150, and am
requesting permission to distribute that file as a "free" bonus on a compilation
CD ROM we are making for Quake add-ons."
"My company is Quantum Axcess and we are developing a
new episode of Quake levels that will be licensed through id Software. In our new episode
we have developed all new textures, models, weapons and special effects. We are adding to
the CD ROM only a handful of levels, patches and editors from the Internet that we feel
have the highest quality as a "free" bonus."
However, since he was one of those burned by Actura, midiguy wrote id's Mike Wilson to
ask about it. Mike's response?:
"we have nothing to do with them. quantum has no such
I put up a story questioning the legitimacy of this project (based on Mike's response).
Shortly thereafter I received a message from Stephan Smith
of Quantum Axcess suggesting I phone him for a
clarification. When I called, he told me that Mike Wilson was mistaken, and that they were
working directly with Jay Wilbur and Shawn Green on this. I felt approprately stupid and
printed a retraction. I also dashed off a note to Jay and Shawn asking for confirmation
that they were indeed working with Quantum on the development of the add-on pack. This is
what Jay Wilbur wrote back:
"Actually Steve contacted us about doing levels for id
to distribute. We told him to do some levels, send them in for our review and we would
see. No promises were made...in fact I recall going to great lengths to caution him that
the chances of our participation were remote at best. There was no discussion of a
"licensee" that I am aware of."
BTW: It is unlikely that we will get behind anyone who
shovels net levels onto a CD for retail distribution.
Mr. Smith has promised a full response tomorrow, and also predicts a "follow-up
response from id wihich will clarify everything."
- New WorldCraft Due
According to the WorldCraft
Homepage, a new version with a few new features and many important bugfixes should be
available on Monday.
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