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Out of the Blue

Today is the 16th anniversary of the release of QUAKE on June 22, 1996. I'm pretty over my disappointment of losing my saved game on my last attempt to play id's classic shooter using LordHavoc's DarkPlaces Quake Mod, so I think I'm ready to give that another go in celebration. Get me some nine inch nails, I'm hitting the slipgate!

Celebratory Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2012, 09:47 Spektr
 
The release of Quake and Daggerfall coincides with the year I got into computers and bought my first machine. 16 years already! Where did all those years go? Huh Five years in Azeroth :p  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2012, 01:19 LittleMe
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:03:
Threewave CTF is still the best time I've ever had with any mod for any game ever. That flag cap sound had me totally conditioned to salivate. B.F. Skinner would have loved it.

Fuck yeah! I think it's from a movie intro clip but I have heard it once, I forget where. Still, 3wave ctf is pure win. Quake 1 revolutionized a whole lot and its not widely recognized for that.

(DayZ mod might come close 2nd or 3rd fav mod ever tho)
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 23:10 Pankin
 
...Get me some nine inch nails, I'm hitting the slipgate!

"You're our best man, Lieutenant."

"Thank you, sir!"
 
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20. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 21:27 nin
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 20:12:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 19:12:
the split screen (yes they went away from the single screen for 2 people) is pretty darn cool. As you go out of the main screen, it then dynamically breaks into 2 screans, but not LEFT and RIGHT, it rotates you around the screen as your general direction from the other person changes. Hard to explain, but I will see if I can find a video....

8 minute mark starts to show some

Wow that is pretty damn cool. Wonder if they put a patent on it and we'll never see it anywhere else


Wow! That is awesome! Never seen anything like that...

edit: Trippy as fuck the way they blend back together!


 
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19. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 20:12 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 19:12:
the split screen (yes they went away from the single screen for 2 people) is pretty darn cool. As you go out of the main screen, it then dynamically breaks into 2 screans, but not LEFT and RIGHT, it rotates you around the screen as your general direction from the other person changes. Hard to explain, but I will see if I can find a video....

8 minute mark starts to show some

Wow that is pretty damn cool. Wonder if they put a patent on it and we'll never see it anywhere else
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 19:27 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:03:
Threewave CTF is still the best time I've ever had with any mod for any game ever. That flag cap sound had me totally conditioned to salivate. B.F. Skinner would have loved it.

Ya, I remember thinking that I didn't know games could be like this when I played it for the first time.
 
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17. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 19:12 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 18:38:
LaxerFL wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 18:32:
briktal wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:44:
1. Wow, copy Steam much?

Maybe I don't use the right Steam layout but...that doesn't look anything like Steam.

Looks almost exactly like my Steam. I'm just using the default, standard steam client and that is a close copy... Are you using a skin or something?


Hint: Steam has 3 display modes for your catalog. In this case, List View looks like the screenshot.


AH, yea, mine doesn't look like that at all....er color I guess, but even that is changeable.

/so.. Batman LEGO 2 is pretty darn good. Maybe it is because I don't play console much, and only play the LEGO games co-op, but the split screen (yes they went away from the single screen for 2 people) is pretty darn cool. As you go out of the main screen, it then dynamically breaks into 2 screans, but not LEFT and RIGHT, it rotates you around the screen as your general direction from the other person changes. Hard to explain, but I will see if I can find a video....

8 minute mark starts to show some

This comment was edited on Jun 22, 2012, 19:22.
 
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16. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 18:38 nin
 
LaxerFL wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 18:32:
briktal wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:44:
1. Wow, copy Steam much?

Maybe I don't use the right Steam layout but...that doesn't look anything like Steam.

Looks almost exactly like my Steam. I'm just using the default, standard steam client and that is a close copy... Are you using a skin or something?


Hint: Steam has 3 display modes for your catalog. In this case, List View looks like the screenshot.

 
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15. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 18:32 LaxerFL
 
briktal wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:44:
1. Wow, copy Steam much?

Maybe I don't use the right Steam layout but...that doesn't look anything like Steam.

Looks almost exactly like my Steam. I'm just using the default, standard steam client and that is a close copy... Are you using a skin or something?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 18:23 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 18:12:
The new Dredd trailer is out!!!


I am the law.


I'm not feeling it...heck, I think the Stallone version, however misguided, looked better than that.

 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 18:12 Cutter
 
The new Dredd trailer is out!!!


I am the law.
 
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12. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 17:36 jdreyer
 
briktal wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:44:
1. Wow, copy Steam much?

Maybe I don't use the right Steam layout but...that doesn't look anything like Steam.

Same color scheme, and some of the page layouts are the same. As I mentioned , there is some innovation there. And all in all it's solid. But why do all game clients have to be dark gray? Steam, Origin, Gamefly, and Stormpowered all use the same color scheme.
 
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11. Re: Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 16:53 briktal
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:44:
1. Wow, copy Steam much?

Maybe I don't use the right Steam layout but...that doesn't look anything like Steam.
 
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10. Gamefly Client Jun 22, 2012, 16:44 jdreyer
 
So, I finally got around to installing the Gamefly client to access my old D2D games.

1. Wow, copy Steam much?

2. They have this constant stream of user comments in the right margin that looks like they're paying someone to write them:

"Where are all my peeps?"
"k, dudes, I'm out. Gotta bring my car to the shop in the morning"
"I didn't know there were fire spells until the final boss! LOL!"

There was at least one that was probably legit though:
"Deus Ex HR on Steam for $7!!111"

On the other hand, it was stable, all my old games were there, and fast. I was able to DL Civ 4 in about an hour. And I like the icon-based game list.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 14:29 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 11:36:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 11:35:
Looks like it is time to fire it up - oh, and this will come in handy if anyone installs it today:

Post #8, thanks again Narls.

Resolution fix


Last I looked (a year or two ago), valve's Quake install featured a glQuake exe, but it wasn't the latest. Did they ever fix that? Or anyone know where to grab the latest/last glQuake executable?

Thanks!


Didn't work really well for me - had to use the above. I will give it another go.

Broke down hanging out with one of my nephews today, we went to Target and got matching Batman shirts, some new hats, and Batman Lego 2. Having a blast. I miss being 6.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 14:20 Creston
 
Blue,

Tried to email your news address but it didn't go through.

The ME3 extended cut has been announced and will be out June 26th.

http://www.masseffect.com/about/extended_cut

Creston
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 14:03 Cutter
 
Threewave CTF is still the best time I've ever had with any mod for any game ever. That flag cap sound had me totally conditioned to salivate. B.F. Skinner would have loved it.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 13:17 Dmitri_M
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 13:04:
Darn it, Blue, now I had to go find the track to listen to...

http://youtu.be/Mv5Jvr2Fp48


edit: This was my other fav...it starts out slow but builds up:
http://youtu.be/SFVufWdP4YI



I love all of that soundtrack. Probably the most listened to album I have. Odd really as it's just a minimalistic game soundtrack. So damn cool.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 13:14 MajorD
 

nin wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 13:04:
Darn it, Blue, now I had to go find the track to listen to...

http://youtu.be/Mv5Jvr2Fp48


edit: This was my other fav...it starts out slow but builds up:
http://youtu.be/SFVufWdP4YI

Thanks for posting those links. Just hearing that music brings back a lot of memories from hours upon hours of ThreeWave CTF! Great times!!!

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 13:04 nin
 
Darn it, Blue, now I had to go find the track to listen to...

http://youtu.be/Mv5Jvr2Fp48


edit: This was my other fav...it starts out slow but builds up:
http://youtu.be/SFVufWdP4YI



 
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