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Quake 4 Beta Patch - Q4TV

The id Software Website now offers a new version 1.4 beta patch for QUAKE 4, introducing several fixes and new features, including Q4TV (thanks Here's word:

The Quake 4 1.4 Beta patch is now available for download. This update includes a host of features such as: refined hitboxes, optimized sound and network code, configurable fps caps, weapon balancing, server direct autodownloading, and addonpak fixes, to name only a few. We are especially excited to introduce our new spectator support to Quake 4 - Q4TV. The majority of our additions have been included thanks to direct community feedback. Your continued feedback on this beta will be greatly appreciated.

We hope everyone enjoys the new content, features and fixes! For a more complete list of changes, please see the README.

The 1.4 beta update affects pure server and protocol consistency. Therefore, players who update to 1.4 beta from ANY previous version will only be able to connect and play against other 1.4 beta users. Save games and demos created on any previous version of the game will not be compatible with the 1.4 beta update.

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5. Re: patch Feb 8, 2007, 14:41 sponge
It is nice to see id still care about this game after being released for a while now.

You have to look at it on a bit of a higher level. Q4TV gets the broadcasting technology on the Doom3 engine. This can be useful for future games, ETQW being one big one. Could even help with RTCW2.

Also, IMO at least, it'll keep the buzz for Q4 tournaments alive a bit longer. The lack of Q4TV was actually a deal-breaker for some tournaments switching back to Quake 3.

They just patched Q3A, RTCW and ET last spring to fix a potential security issue. Now that's service.

They also recently released universal binaries for ET and I believe Doom3; just another example of their service. They may not crank out a whole new game in terms of addon content like Epic does, but they DON'T just move on and ignore it.

This comment was edited on Feb 8, 14:43.
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