Out of the Blue

Happy birthday Quake, as today is the 26th anniversary of the release of id's first truly 3D shooter back in 1996. I've long been out of the splint that prevented me from playing any last year, so I should be able to do a little Quaking to celebrate. I do still have a lot of difficulty with my left hand, but I imagine playing through the stiffness is probably therapeutic, so there's that. And the remastered version of Quake is such a pleasure, as its release eliminated any of the obstacles to playing the game without choosing between mods and source ports. To celebrate, the logo for our desktop view is an homage to Quake. This was created by the inimitable Walter "2" Costinak and updated by Scott to our current format.

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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots
Jun 23, 2022, 01:43
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots Jun 23, 2022, 01:43
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Imagine a reboot of The Abyss, but with the intestinal breathing apparatus filled with oxygenated perfluorocarbonated liquid going up your butt...
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots
Jun 22, 2022, 22:22
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots Jun 22, 2022, 22:22
Jun 22, 2022, 22:22
 
Happy Birthday Quake! I'm still glad we have our old Voodoo 2 my Dad got just for GLQuake. It's funny how at the time we thought the texture filtering (blurriness) was amazing because you didn't see the "pixels" anymore, but nowadays I can't play Quake unless I turn it off, heh.
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Jun 22, 2022, 19:19
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Jun 22, 2022, 19:19
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My first card was a diamond viper tnt2. Had a fighter jet on the box!
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots
Jun 22, 2022, 18:51
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots Jun 22, 2022, 18:51
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Steele Johnson wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 16:38:
I forget if it was Quake or Quake 2 that took advantage of 3D accelerators. But I remember buying my first 3dfx card and having my mind blown after playing software rendered 3D games for years haha
I believe Quake had support added on through GLQuake. Quake 2 had native support out of the box, and it was much more obvious -- the first time I fired the blaster and saw the colored shot lighting up the walls as it smoothly sailed down a corridor was revelatory.
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots
Jun 22, 2022, 17:51
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I think the first game I played with hardware acceleration was Mechwarrior 2.

It came with my Matrox Mistake Mystique. That card did not last long. I upgraded within three months to a Diamond Monster 3D.

Anybody remember SLIing Voodoo2s together? Those with an ATI card for 2D acceleration was like the ultimate graphics setup back in the day.

I also remember when I didn't have to sell a kidney to buy a high end graphics card...
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Jun 22, 2022, 16:56
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Steele Johnson wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 16:38:
I forget if it was Quake or Quake 2 that took advantage of 3D accelerators. But I remember buying my first 3dfx card and having my mind blown after playing software rendered 3D games for years haha
from the wiki
Quake was one of the first games to support 3D hardware acceleration.
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Re: OotB: Quaking in my boots
Jun 22, 2022, 16:38
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I forget if it was Quake or Quake 2 that took advantage of 3D accelerators. But I remember buying my first 3dfx card and having my mind blown after playing software rendered 3D games for years haha
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Jun 22, 2022, 14:52
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Happy bday Quake. One of the most groundbreaking games of all time.
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"The NFL is unwilling or unable to hold Mr. Snyder accountable," Maloney said. "That is why I am announcing now my intent to issue a subpoena for Mr. Snyder for a deposition next week. The committee will not be deterred in its investigation into the Washington Commanders."

Exactly. The guy is toxically radioactive, cut him loose and force a sale already.
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The Far Side

Part of my morning everyday at work. Helps me get through the work nonsense.
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