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Stomped Reveals All
All of the registered games secrets are exposed on Stomped's Tips Page.
"It's due to all the convoluted crap that has to be done to let a DOS app use the Win95 TCP/IP stack. It works great for some people, some get the initial lag and then it clears up, and others never seem to be able to get a decent connection. The real solution, the one we're working on, is a native win32 (Win95/NT) version of Quake. We've got two servers up running NT with a version of this code (dedicated server only); feel free to try them out. We plan to release the dedicated server only version Real Soon Now. A full Quake95 will be a while longer."
Relief for Map Compatibility Problems
Grindking (of the late, lamented Grindking's Quake Page) sent me an email this morning:
"Well, You said that you were upset that you could not play the Quake levels with the new versions or the registered. Well, FYI, [Drizzt] of #quake and #quakeED released a conveter.. See, all you really have to do is edit it with a hex editor and change the first line from '28' to '29' but, this program is a lot easier to do.. I have included it in here, so enjoy!" bspup.zip (13 KB) Thanks, Grindking.
Meanwhile updated maps are showing up already on the Mecca's Levels Page.
Jumped the Gun
The maps on the Mecca are not useable with version 1.01. Funny wrote saying:
"Ya, I've found out. ID made a new version of QBSP, LIGHT, and VIS for Quake Registered. The just released the source code today so I should hopefully have some new versions for the Registered version made up by tomorrow. Except, I'm leaving for the weekend tomorrow. Ughh.. Well, hopefully someone will release a compiled version of the source code today sometime."
I'll post an update when I know the maps have been remade, but, ughh... I'll be away over the weekend too. My last update till Sunday night will probably be this evening...
"win32 (95/NT) versions: working on them. Look for a special dedicated server only version Real Soon Now (unless Carmack released it while I was out of town). This version runs as a win32 console app under Win95 and/or NT. NT seems to be best, but the 95 version is better than the q95.bat stuff."
Ready for new levels yet?
The Mecca has got them on their Quake Levels page. According to Funny, "We currently have 10 and are looking to add at least 2 more tomorrow and more everyday after that. The best ones so far have been Shake2* and House**." *(92 KB) **(291 KB)
What Was I Thinking?
I added a couple of links that should've been here a while ago: The Quake RC Archive (no it has nothing to do with soda, it's aliases and config file stuff), and sCary's Quakeholio, if not for the name alone, for the fact that it's the world's finest (onliest?) collection of Quake deathmatch demos around.
Okay, I'm off to play a little registered Quake... first a two second review of the two seconds I checked it out: the music works, and grunts with laser rifles are cool... later ;-)
They're also running a "Quake Today and Quake Tomorrow" contest where "One lucky grand prize winner will receive a special signed copy of the full registered version of Quake. Additionally, ten runners up will each receive a normal registered copy of Quake."
Doesn't say who signed it...
the full version that we ship direct is not encrypted, and costs $45 at 1800idgames. there is also a $5 shipping charge, which we use to send the orders our airborne express next-afternoon delivery.
...the orders shipping out on monday will be those placed between June 22 (upload) and July 1. all other orders, whether on july 1 or july 30, will go out on August 1. international orders should also realize that they will not get overnight delivery... as described in order.txt, their orders will go out via u.s. mail, and will likely take 10-14 days."
No news is bad news
Still no 1.01 patch, you still need to download the whole file to play over the modem.
Linux Quake Released
Dave Taylor's eagerly awaited Linux port of Quake 0.91 (303 KB) has been released, and can be found on LEK Internet Services's FTP site.
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