Out of the Blue

So I can't even estimate the number of times over the years that I've played around with getting Quake running properly enough to play again. I fiddled with software Quake, GL Quake, and various source ports, but there were always issues that kept it from being the original experience I sought. That's why I just want to offer a hats off to all the folks at Bethesda, id, Machine Games, and whomever else was involved in the newly enhanced version of the first-person shooter for doing such an outstanding job. The release noted describe graphics enhancements, but anything that's different still seems to fit, and gameplay feels exactly the way it did 25 years ago. And seamless, to boot. Instead of having to add parameters to the command line or fiddle with settings, the game just launched right away into ludicrous resolution at a 32:9 ratio better than some brand-new games might. All for no additional charge? This was a true homerun.

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Steam says I've spent over 50 hours on the game, having run through all the original missions and the DLCs. $10 well spent. Very nice to just run and gun, with minimalistic puzzles. Even the lava jumping puzzles at the end of the last DLC wasn't bad, unlike the annoying jump puzzles in Doom Eternal.
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Aug 29, 2021, 22:56
Ant
 
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Aug 29, 2021, 22:56
 Ant
 
I still prefer third party Quake mods at this time.
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Aug 25, 2021, 04:55
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Aug 25, 2021, 04:55
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 24, 2021, 00:31:
What If...? episode 2 is better than episode 1!

Something wrong with the first?

No likey Agent Carter?
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Aug 24, 2021, 00:31
Kxmode
 
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Aug 24, 2021, 00:31
 Kxmode
 
What If...? episode 2 is better than episode 1!
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Aug 24, 2021, 00:02
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Aug 24, 2021, 00:02
 Jivaro
 
I tried the new Quake release last night and I had to force myself to go to bed at a responsible time. Can't wait to dive into the remastered PC version more.

What a hugely pleasant surprise to see Quake64 ported so well. (edit: was referring to Quake 64, edited for clarity)

This comment was edited on Aug 24, 2021, 10:28.
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Aug 23, 2021, 21:40
 
Quake is only $10 on Steam and totally worth it but that isn’t to say there are plenty of engines that run great with minimal effort. vkQuake runs amazingly on Vulkan and has a very original look and feel and supports all the top mods like Arcane Dimensions.
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Aug 23, 2021, 21:16
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Aug 23, 2021, 21:16
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 21:03:
1badmf wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 20:52:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 17:46:
Holy Shit, Holy Shit, Holy Shit got my EVGA email! Party2
Bastards seemed to be trying to charging me an extra $70 and another $15 for shipping.
They had to charge extra for the tariff increase in April but upgraded me to the 3060TI @ $469 instead of the base $399.
Edit: So at least I get something for the extra $70.

i'm sorry what did you do to snag that deal? the only place i've seen that even sells cards at msrp is best buy and they sell out in microseconds after every restock.
10 years ago 9.5 months ago he put his name in the queue at EVGA.
here https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family
More info about the queue here https://forums.evga.com/New-EVGAcom-Notification-Checkout-Process-m3108092.aspx
Yes, the day the cards when on sale, I reserved one. The Q was basically frozen at Dec 2 2020@7:30 am for 6 months, I was @10:20am-ish.
So even though I paid $70 (probably $40 for the TI and $30 tariff) more, they ended upgrading me to the TI which was the actual msrp of the TI.
Not that it matters to me but I think this might be the non-mining card.
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Re: How can we make air conditioners 33% more efficient? Here's a revolutionary solution.
Aug 23, 2021, 21:03
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Awesome. Damn clever.
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Aug 23, 2021, 21:03
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 20:52:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 17:46:
Holy Shit, Holy Shit, Holy Shit got my EVGA email! Party2
Bastards seemed to be trying to charging me an extra $70 and another $15 for shipping.
They had to charge extra for the tarrif increase in April but upgraded me to the 3060TI @ $469 instead of the base $399.
Edit: So at least I get something for the extra $70.

i'm sorry what did you do to snag that deal? the only place i've seen that even sells cards at msrp is best buy and they sell out in microseconds after every restock.
10 years ago 9.5 months ago he put his name in the queue at EVGA.
here https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family
More info about the queue here https://forums.evga.com/New-EVGAcom-Notification-Checkout-Process-m3108092.aspx
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:55
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:55
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 14:02:
Ok, going to ask the question here:
What keyboards do you guys use? my Logitech G19 from like 2009 has finally bit it, it still works as a keyboard but all the features are dead.


And topic related:
I fear there will be no team fortress re-release for quake 1.... which is all I want to play.

second the hyperX origin, but mine has cherry blues which are quieter than the reds. also i love the customizability of the RGB keys. i have them shimmer blue/yellow with WASD alternating red/green
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:52
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:52
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 17:46:
Holy Shit, Holy Shit, Holy Shit got my EVGA email! Party2
Bastards seemed to be trying to charging me an extra $70 and another $15 for shipping.
They had to charge extra for the tarrif increase in April but upgraded me to the 3060TI @ $469 instead of the base $399.
Edit: So at least I get something for the extra $70.

i'm sorry what did you do to snag that deal? the only place i've seen that even sells cards at msrp is best buy and they sell out in microseconds after every restock.
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:39
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:39
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 17:46:
Holy Shit, Holy Shit, Holy Shit got my EVGA email! Party2
Bastards seemed to be trying to charging me an extra $70 and another $15 for shipping.
They had to charge extra for the tarrif increase in April but upgraded me to the 3060TI @ $469 instead of the base $399.
Edit: So at least I get something for the extra $70.

Nice. That card is an extra $100 here. I'm worried mine is starting to go south and I really don't want to pay $1600 for a 6800XT.
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Aug 23, 2021, 20:19
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fakespyder wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 18:26:
I rarely played Quake multiplayer but I loved the single player. One day I'll grab this version for the new episode.
I do find it hard to play Quake without the Quake 1.5 mod though. It adds a lot of stuff most purest would puke at I'm sure, but I love it.
Thanks for the link, got it.
Win win playing the old, then the new.
Blue's hearty endorsement turned my interest up to enthusiastic.

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Aug 23, 2021, 19:32
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Aug 23, 2021, 19:32
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 18:30:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 17:46:
Holy Shit, Holy Shit, Holy Shit got my EVGA email! Party2
Bastards seemed to be trying to charging me an extra $70 and another $15 for shipping.
They had to charge extra for the tarrif increase in April but upgraded me to the 3060TI @ $469 instead of the base $399.
Edit: So at least I get something for the extra $70.

CONGRATS!

2021, when managing to buy a GPU around MSRP'ish makes people act and feel like they won the lottery.

#TheGPUMarketTheseDays
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Aug 23, 2021, 18:45
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 18:30:
CONGRATS!
Thanks, a nightmare of 9.5 months. Faint
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Aug 23, 2021, 18:30
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 17:46:
Holy Shit, Holy Shit, Holy Shit got my EVGA email! Party2
Bastards seemed to be trying to charging me an extra $70 and another $15 for shipping.
They had to charge extra for the tarrif increase in April but upgraded me to the 3060TI @ $469 instead of the base $399.
Edit: So at least I get something for the extra $70.

CONGRATS!
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Aug 23, 2021, 18:26
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I rarely played Quake multiplayer but I loved the single player. One day I'll grab this version for the new episode.
I do find it hard to play Quake without the Quake 1.5 mod though. It adds a lot of stuff most purest would puke at I'm sure, but I love it.
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Aug 23, 2021, 18:22
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 Enahs
 
mch wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 14:44:
I too have fiddled with so many different forms of Quake over the years that I was shocked when I just checked and realized I don't own it on Steam.

I may just re-buy it for convenience. I still have the original Quake CD (with soundtrack) next to me on my desk, but sadly I no longer have a CD drive

Man, you missed out. I got every ID game up to and including Doom 3 and its expansion for $24 in 2008. Just checked the history!
And it is paying off still, hah!
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Aug 23, 2021, 17:57
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PHJF wrote on Aug 23, 2021, 15:03:
I use a Cooler Master Quick Fire TK w/ Cherry Blues. I purchased a numpad-less board at the time I was using a very small desk. Thing is rock solid after ~8 years; no wear on the laser etching, no wear in the switches, and makes enough keystroke noise to wake the dead.
All my life i wanted an IBM buckling spring but never got one. I know for a fact that one of those or Cherry Blues do indeed increase e-peen by several percentage points. My hats off to you.

Obligatory beat Mr.Tact to the point.
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Aug 23, 2021, 17:51
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Aug 23, 2021, 17:51
 
I played the new enhanced Quake for a few hours last night and had a great time. Beat the base game single player on nightmare difficulty, then played DM with bots (because I have no friends that play Quake). The bots did a pretty decent job of mimicking real players and it was surprisingly fun playing with them. Like Blue said, the graphical updates (models, lightning, etc.) fit the game perfectly and nothing feels out of place. I'm looking forward to trying out the new missions soon.
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