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The Jace Hall Show Website has the shocking news that Paul Steed is dead, though the circumstances behind him passing at such a young age are not clear. Paul was probably best known for his work at id Software as a modeler on the Quake series, but among other things, he also worked on Wing Commander in his days at Origin. Personally I will say that Paul and I were friends, in that internet/work-related sort of way. As is often the case it did not start out like that: Our shared lack of tolerance for bullshit caused clashes before giving way to mutual respect, but after that we had some good laughs back in the day. I'll have to suffer some regrets of us not managing to get together for a Scotch and a cigar as we had been discussing on and off for a while now. I guess there's a lesson in there.

And he would have really liked that I cursed in remembering him.

R.I.P. Paul.

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36. Re: just so you know Aug 12, 2012, 23:26 Jay K.
 
God Bless Paul,

I guess he & I really aren't going to have that LAN Bash in Quake after all.

He was a real great guy who made you feel like a million bucks when you approached him with humble questions. He took the time out to explain things to you provided you listened.

God Bless you Paul!

Jay K.
 
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35. Re: just so you know Aug 12, 2012, 22:21 Fantaz
 
...so how did this dude die? any news yet from the Steed family?  
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34. just so you know Aug 12, 2012, 16:57 space captain
 
please please tell me what i can do so that you will approve of me! im so desperate for your approval! i need your permission to be able to speak! i need to know what to say so you will be happy and not a sad little clown!  
Go forth, and kill!
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 16:19 Fibrocyte
 
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 13:18:
Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 11:20:
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 09:37:
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer


Stay classy, space captain.


The quote is from a Doors tune. The following line is "The future's uncertain...the end is always near..."

I guess you're not old enough to get the reference.

Don't be silly - I'm old enough and I know who the Doors are. However, I never was a druggy so I'm not intimately familiar with their lyrics.

So you have to be a druggie to know a Doors song? Riiiight.

I'm glad we're in agreement.
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 15:46 space captain
 
hey fan club:

no autographs.. just throw money
 
Go forth, and kill!
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 14:12 Cutter
 
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 13:18:
Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 11:20:
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 09:37:
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer


Stay classy, space captain.


The quote is from a Doors tune. The following line is "The future's uncertain...the end is always near..."

I guess you're not old enough to get the reference.

Don't be silly - I'm old enough and I know who the Doors are. However, I never was a druggy so I'm not intimately familiar with their lyrics.

So you have to be a druggie to know a Doors song? Riiiight.

Guess he must be a Jonas Brothers fan.
 
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"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 14:04 heroin
 
Space Captain? Classy? IMPOSSIBLE.

Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 07:32:
space captain wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 16:20:
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer

Stay classy, space captain.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 13:18 RollinThundr
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 11:20:
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 09:37:
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer


Stay classy, space captain.


The quote is from a Doors tune. The following line is "The future's uncertain...the end is always near..."

I guess you're not old enough to get the reference.

Don't be silly - I'm old enough and I know who the Doors are. However, I never was a druggy so I'm not intimately familiar with their lyrics.

So you have to be a druggie to know a Doors song? Riiiight.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 11:20 Fibrocyte
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 09:37:
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer


Stay classy, space captain.


The quote is from a Doors tune. The following line is "The future's uncertain...the end is always near..."

I guess you're not old enough to get the reference.

Don't be silly - I'm old enough and I know who the Doors are. However, I never was a druggy so I'm not intimately familiar with their lyrics.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 10:33 Rea1One
 
RIP Paul Steed  
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 09:37 Bill Borre
 
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer


Stay classy, space captain.


The quote is from a Doors tune. The following line is "The future's uncertain...the end is always near..."

I guess you're not old enough to get the reference.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 08:06 StratX
 
Sorry for your loss Blue. He's not gone as long as the memories are there. And FWIW, over time, the fond memories of the loved ones I have lost will replace the pain.  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 07:32 Fibrocyte
 
space captain wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 16:20:
so i woke up this morning and got myself a beer

Stay classy, space captain.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 01:33 Creston
 
Whoa... what? The dude was what... in his late thirties?

Damn. Rest easy, Paul.

Creston
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 01:20 Ant
 
RIP!  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2012, 00:36 Carcifier
 
If I recall correctly, there was a point where he asked for some feedback on the Quake 2 weapon models he had created. I exchanged some emails with him about them, mostly criticizing the rocket launcher. He was very cool in the way he dealt with my feedback, even if I wasn't always as politically correct as I probably should have been. Heck, I was still young back then.

He took the time to describe what he was going for with his designs. He basically went out of his way to describe why things looked the way they did. There was always logic behind his decisions. And he was definitely a master at his craft.

The best compliment I can give him was the first time I saw the female model from Quake 2 with the ponytail. It was the first time the thought of ever "F'ing" a polygon ever crossed my mind.

Steed!
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 23:07 mystery8
 
Well that sucks

R.I.P. Paul
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 22:51 -dolomite-
 
RIP, good sir.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 20:48 SectorEffector
 
Easily the loudest most outspoken individuals in my mind are the ones that contribute to crafting and eroding smoother society or pipelines for various fields, they just happen to openly think out loud a bad idea from time to time and become easy fodder (crackwhore model, well bad idea is debatable).

RIP

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 20:42 AnointedSword
 
I should my respects by saying...I bet he believe now. All have to face death someday...Make sure you say hi to your friends tonight.  
If you were right, I would be agreeing with you.
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