Paul Jaquays' .plan Update
by mayhemm @ [07:11 PM] May 31 2001
UrbanTerror Preview @ Crossfire
Paul Jaquays has updated his .plan with a comment on the influence of today's
media on popular culture (:-/ or something like that.) Here's the whole
Every so often, I bump into something that reminds me of the
degree of influence that a book, a movie, or even a game can have on people.
Today is one of those days. If you've got the time, check out the gallery of
wallpaper art at Spain
Quake3Arena. The collection of Quake 3 Arena inspired art in this
on-line gallery simply amazes me. It's not often that something on the web
gives me such a feeling of awe and wonder, and yet at the same time humbles
me, reminding me that we have some of the greatest (and most talented) fans in
the world. To the artists, just ... wow. I'm impressed by your devotion and
talent. To Blue, thanks for mentioning this page in your news. To the guys at
Spain Quake 3 Arena, Muchos Gracias. That's quite a collection. Thanks for
taking the effort to put those pages where we all can see and enjoy them.
Check out the pics
some of them are pretty good.
by mayhemm @ [06:55 PM] May 31 2001
Version 1.5 of SCTA Out
, in anticipation of the imminent release of Beta 2 of
tomorrow, has posted a preview of this much-anticipated teamplay TC to get all of us nice and juicy for its
release. Here's a lil' cut'n'paste of the preview to get you going:
by looking at the main menu, it was obvious that a lot of hard work has been
put into this beta. The menu interface is dashed with eyecandy, and really
just looks fantastic. The layout is simple to follow, and creating a server or
tweaking your graphics is as easy as a.b.c. Saying Urban Terror is a
modification is a big understatement, just about everything has been altered.
This really is a total conversion that will turn some heads. You can trust me
in saying its a BIG improvement on previous UT beta's.
So there ya
are; all nice and neat :) Actually it's a pretty good read, and the
screenshots are sweet to look at. If not for anything else go check 'em
out right here
by mayhemm @ [07:40 PM] May 30 2001
Super IP Ready 4 Ur Perusal
Cinergi sends word that they have released version 1.5 of their Quake3
server-side mod SCTA
Team Arena) which adds hundreds of configuration options to Q3 and TA.
Here's a list of what they have changed since the last version:
- A 'fix' for the *really* annoying TA scoreboard bug (looks like unbalanced
teams but they're not)
- Grappling hook
- Team scrambling after each map
- Teamname/Clan voting.
- Teams can vote to change their teamname (IE Stroggs, Pagans,
Just in case you don't remember what SCTA actually is, go give them a visit
by mayhemm @ [07:54 PM] May 29 2001
New Urban Terror Screens
Just got a heads up from "Cowboy" Ben Allman, from Tribal
, regarding a nifty little script he has written up for all of us who
love to play online games and also hang out in IRC using mIRC
.† Normally I
wouldn't be posting news like this--especially from a Tribes site--but the
script seems pretty useful, and it works with Quake3, not to mention both
Tribes, Half-Life, and soon, UT.† Here's some more of what you can expect
from this program:
- Reasonably reliable operation
- Easy-to-use dialog-based controls and options
- Easy-to-recognize servers with custom game icons
- All settings stored in one SuperIP.ini file, not hundreds of mIRC global
- Easy integration with other mIRC scripts
- Auto-update notification (for new versions, updates, etc)
- Parse & Capture Tribes, Tribes 2, Half-Life, Quake 3 IPs
- Query Tribes, Tribes 2, Half-Life, Quake 3 servers
- Caught IP list sortable by time, game, server address, nickname who
joined, channel joined from
- Search caught IPs for matching text
- All servers get queried right in the main interface as they are selected
(fast and easy)
- Manual entry of new servers
- Intelligent adding of favorites (no duplicates)
- Store and retrieve the last used password on a per-server basis
- Automatic demo recording for games that support it (Only Tribes at the
- Auto set away on join
- Comprehensive Instruction / Usage Manual.
It sounds pretty useful to me, especially (as he coins it :) I'm a
"chat whore." :-P† Check this bad boy out right here
by awoq @ [11:55 AM] May 28 2001
Need Your Screens!!!!
With anticipation building for a Beta 2 release later this week, the Urban Terror
site has 18 more screenshots to tease you with.
To find out what all the fuss is about, check out the Urban Terror
site for more details.
by awoq @ [11:45 PM] May 26 2001
Q3 Shader Editor Update
Not much news today so we can take this chance to pimp our Picture of the Day
. We need your screenshots to make it interesting. In the last month we were lucky to get 4 screenshots from people so get with the program and send them in! We don't really care what it is as long as we get them with a caption of what we are seeing. Send your screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org
by awoq @ [07:29 PM] May 25 2001
New Coluseum2 .pk3 Ready For Download
Version v0.9 of the Q3 Shader Editor
has been released today.
Here is a list of the features and fixes added in this new version:
- Load a BSP to immediately preview and edit your shaders in a map
- Better wireframe and flat texture renderers for the MD3 mode
- GUI improvements : gamma support, freeze time, non-stop rotation of MD3s, etc
- Some small bugfixes
by mayhemm @ [07:10 PM] May 25 2001
And Speaking of UrbanTerror.....
If there is anyone out there who plays Coluseum2
(and I know there are:-)), the fine folks at NetworkLeague
have sent out a hollar that they have posted a new .pk3 for V2 of the Coluseum2
Mod for Quake3. Apparently, there was a bug in the old version, where a
map that had just been played would be loaded instead of the new map. At
any rate, they fixed the bug today and you can get the new .pk3 right here
by mayhemm @ [07:09 PM] May 25 2001
UrbanTerror Review @ Z-Axis
If you check out their site
they are promising to release beta2 of their Q3TC ( I know I said mod, but it
like Q3, everything has changed ) on June 1. Seems
like that will be a very good day indeed. Yours truly gets a 300 buck
payraise and we all get a new UrbanTerror! Give 'em a visit
to see for yourself.
by mayhemm @ [06:55 PM] May 25 2001
WesternQ3 >:-) cont
Karnatos from Z-Axis
sends word that they have posted a
of Silicon Ice
Development's ultra realistic, teamplay based Quake3 Mod, UrbanTerror
. Here's a
cut'n'paste of the review to get ya goin':
This encompasses several changes with the health system. Bleeding; if you
don't plug the bullet hole you will bleed to death. Locational damage; if you
get hit in the legs you limp, or if you are hit in the head you are mortally
wounded, if not killed. You might think 'aww that sucks some one can hit me
once and I die?' but it does make you duck and cover more often.
a pretty interesting article, and it should shed light on whether you want to
play this or not. Read it right here
by mayhemm @ [06:47 PM] May 25 2001
Arena World Update
After a month-long update hiatus, Deimos sends word that they have updated
with new Western
news for our perusal. They have made their maps faster, better
lookin', have added a new kick@$$ weapon (it seems as if everyone has forgotten
good ol' dynamite as a weapon,) and are even almost finished on their own
UI. So... If you like a good Western Shootout and you like Quake3, come
check them out right here
by mayhemm @ [06:11 PM] May 23 2001
Q3 Rally SDK to be Released on Friday
Nils "Thes33k" Bartels shouts out that Arena World
has a new
bouncing baby AW Server--the first one for their mod. They have secured
sponsorship by www.GCPro.de
so it may be a frustrating place to visit for someone who is in America.
However, anyone in Europe can duke it out on a 12 player slot server with a map cycle through all
featured AW maps with mapvote enabled. Go check 'em out at their site
right here, or you can visit the first AW Server at 188.8.131.52:27935.
by mayhemm @ [06:32 PM] May 22 2001
Linux Q3A Update
has been updated with the news that an SDK for this mod will be
released this Friday. It's a technology test that will allow modelers and
mappers test their creations--hehe, and also us to see how kewl the mod is going
to look on our 'puters. Not sure WTF Q3 Rally is? Here's a
cut'n'paste from their FAQ just in case you don't know:
Quake Rally was a mod for the original
Quake created by Impact Developments, namely Ryan "Ridah" Feltrin
and Rowan "Sumaleth" Crawford. Both hailing from Australia, but
never having met, the two of them set out to do what many people thought would
be impossible, turn Quake into a fully fledged racing game. Not only did they
manage it, but they created one of the best mods Quake ever saw, causing quite
a sensation. Of course this one is for Q3 :)--MaYHeMM
it out. Although I don't remember this mod for Quake, the screenshots look
pretty sweet and the concept sounds very interesting. Here's the link
by mayhemm @ [06:38 PM] May 22 2001
DragonKnight Model @ Polycount
posted a letter they received from Timothee Besset, the project lead on
GtkRadiant who is now in charge of maintaining the Linux version of Quake III
Arena (yes, Lokigames doesn't have the contract any longer.) According to his letter,† there will still be a Linux version of the
upcoming--and much anticipated--Q3A and Team Arena point release shortly after
the release of the Win32 version.† Read about it right here
by mayhemm @ [05:55 PM] May 22 2001
Savage Super Sunday Cup Schedule
has posted a new Q3Model Review and boy does it look nice. The model reviewed is called Dragon Knight
, by Michael "Magarnigal" Mellor, who made DragonKnight for q2. This model weighs in at a hefty 29 megs, and boasts over 2000 polys and 3000 frames of animation. According to the reviewer, this model isn't suited for DM play, because of it's large memory footprint, but I'll let you be the judge of that. Check it out right here
by awoq @ [11:09 PM] May 21 2001
ASUS Stops Their Cheatin' Ways
The draw for the Savage Super Sunday Cup has been completed.
Here is the schedule posted for Sunday the 27th of May:
Group 1 Playing Sunday 27th May
5:00 pm - Kartell Plays The Suicide Squad, Team MADOX Plays Knights of the round.
5:30 pm - The Suicide Squad Plays Team
MADOX, Knights of the round Plays Kartell.
6:00 pm - Kartell Plays Team MADOX, The Suicide Squad Plays Knights of the
Group 2 Playing Sunday 27th May
5:00 pm - Mortal Teamwork Plays Heaven Shall Burn, Dominion Plays Loz Kampoz Fragging Force.
5:30 pm - Heaven Shall Burn
Plays Loz Kampoz Fragging Force, Mortal Teamwork Plays Dominion.
6:00 pm - Dominion Plays Heaven Shall Burn, Loz Kampoz
Fragging Force Plays Mortal Teamwork.
Group 3 Playing Sunday 27th May
6:30 pm - Colonus Barathrum Plays Divide Et Impera, Satanic Battle Angels Plays Inferno.
7:00 pm - Divide Et Impera Plays
Inferno, Satanic Battle Plays Colonus Barathrum.
7:30 pm - Inferno Plays Colonus Barathrum, Divide Et Impera Plays Satanic
Check out the SavageUK
site for the whole scoop on who will be playing and when.
by mayhemm @ [08:41 PM] May 20 2001
New AeStats Ready for Download
Due to all the ruckus caused over their cheatin'
see-through drivers, ASUS
, in a letter to Stomped
states it will disable them. Here's a cut'n'paste from the letter (which instructs on how to disable
To respect the preferences of the majority of our customers and users around
the world, ASUS will disable see-through capability in all future graphics
drivers. Although ASUS did not officially release the see-through feature in
the current 11.01, 12.00 and 12.10 drivers, this feature-enhancing codes were
enabled by non-ASUS programmers and posted on various unauthorized websites.
ASUS recognizes that these features may offer unfair competitive advantages
for some users and will take actions to curtail the use of these drivers. All
codes related to these features will be removed in all future versions
(Version 12.40 and up) to prevent any further tampering that may enable
see-through . ASUS will also provide a way for web hosts to detect and disable
Personally, I think that peeps who use these 'enhanced' drivers
won't disable them; if they were honest to begin with, and really believed that
fun is not cheating :/, then they wouldn't have installed the hack in the first
place. I hope there is a way to root these peeps out, and then ban them
from a server. If playing in God Mode is fun to them, then they will be
happy playing against the bots in Q3 single player. Anyway, my two
cents. Read the letter right here
by mayhemm @ [08:19 PM] May 20 2001
Wolfenstein Return from VE3d
Christoph (Aeon) Loewe, of Aeons
sends word that he has released version 4.68 of his swank @$$ stat parser for 3d
FPS games. This program supports games such as Unreal, Quake II, Lithium
II, and Rocket Arena II, with support for Half Life and Sin coming soon as well
as many mods of these games. If you run a game server with any of these
games and you want something that will help you to publish just who is the bad
bad boy on the block on your website, this is the thing for you. The file
weighs in at 1.29 megs so it shouldn't be a big deal to download. Read
more about it right here
or just download that sucker right here
by mayhemm @ [08:36 AM] May 20 2001
A Well Rounded Impression of Return to ..Wolfenstein
Whew! All the E-3 hoopla going on left little room in Quakedom for any
real quake-related news. Not to worry--there were a few goings on over
there in the form of iDSoftware
wowing the crowds. It seems like the Return to Castle Wolfenstein articles
are starting to come out of the woodwork. Apache from VoodooExtreme
to give you an idea of what we should expect from this
revisit of iDSoftware's first person opus. Here's a cut'n'paste of the
The AI was rather impressive, as German solders would take
cover while they reloaded, would actually look cover and go after sounds (sort
of similar to No One Lives Forever) and overall, the AI worked well in a team.
Some of the terrain was deformable, and you could actually kick down doors,
shoot apart things and tear down select walls. Whenever a little destructible
icon was shown on the screen, you knew that was something you could shoot
He even throws in a few shots to get you excited--and they
do look pretty sweet, based as they are on the Quake3 engine. It looks
like the next year (or maybe two) is going to be an exciting year indeed for FPS
fans. Check out the article right here
by mayhemm @ [12:25 PM] May 19 2001
New Map Review @ Z-Axis
Now for a break in Quake-related news--but still id
has posted an article expressing their impressions of
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, based on what they saw of it at this year's E3.
Here's a cut'n'paste:
The action is fast-paced, but if you're looking for the level of violence
you would find in, say, Soldier of Fortune, you're not going to find
it. Bodies don't fade away once you shoot an enemy, but gibs do.
The Quake III engine is still showing its strengths, as the game
looks great. We were a little disappointed, though, in the lack of details on
the game. Hopefully, we'll be hearing more from Grey Matter in the weeks and
months to come.
Go on down and read it yourself right here
by mayhemm @ [12:17 PM] May 19 2001
Quake 3 Point Release News
Karnatos from Z-Axis
checks in today with a new map review; and yes, it looks like he's on a 1v1
tourney kick (which is fine by me:)) Today's map was created by Binaryshi,
and it's called Time2Fly
. As Karnatos says, "..... you will
get some good air time on this map....as the title suggests." So what
are you waiting for? Check out the review right
by mayhemm @ [12:31 PM] May 19 2001
Threewave Compilation Pack 1 Released
Here's some long awaited (by some peeps impatiently--cough-CauT-cough.) from Id Software's Robert Duffy. He's updated his .plan with a brief
status report on the upcoming point release for Quake III Arena, which was originally set for a release a week or so ago.†
Here's a cut'n'paste:
"Early next week". Did I say that ? The point release is coming,
we continue to update and tweak things as well as fix some issues. Mod Authors
have and have had the source etc and it is in the testing loop at Activision.
Soon is the best I can say, but we hope this will address all of the cheats,
hacks, adds a multitude of new things request wise, fixes lots of bugs etc. A
Linux beta will be available right around the same time too as well as Mac.
So there ya go :-)† I for one have been waiting for this
impatiently, as our clan server is still 1.17, and it's the only 117 server to
which I go.† So id, hurry it up already! heh
by mayhemm @ [06:22 PM] May 18 2001
by mayhemm @ [06:15 PM] May 18 2001
New ArenaWorld Build Ready for Download
website has been updated with some new screenshots of their
latest build-in-progress. You can check out this cool Q3 Teamplay-based
mod, which is billed as the "team fortress" of Quake3, right here
by mayhemm @ [05:58 PM] May 18 2001
Sgt. Hulka Interview @Geek Girl's Guide 2 Games
Good News for you ArenaWorld
fans out there. Nils
"Thes33k" Bartels--the man who loves making sites with a thousand
windows :/ --has just sent word that he and his cronies over at ArenaWorld have
posted build 1025 of their popular Quake3 mod. Here's a cut'n'paste from
their FAQ, just in case you don't know WTF ArenaWorld is:
After many years of fighting in the Arena Eternal
the Vadrigar, owners of the Arena Eternal, developed a new style
of Deathmatch. It should be faster and more difficult. So they build
arenas divided by a line and to speed up the gamespeed the gladiators start
with all weapons.
To test these arenas the Vadrigar cloned Visor, the best and
famous gladiator of the Arena Eternal. Before his enemies, like Crash, Sarge
oder Orbb, will follow him, he has to show that the arena kicks ass. His only
He fights versus himself, so he will not have any advantages
Go ahead and check it out right here
(if you don't mind a thousand open windows:))
by mayhemm @ [07:11 AM] May 17 2001
New Coliseum2 Release
Wow, what a nice way to start the day. Geek Girl from (heh) Geek Girl.com
has posted an interview with Robert E. Waring (aka Sgt.Hulka) from the bad boys at Team Evolve
, the authors of the popular Quake3 mod PainKeep Arena
--and actually quite a few other mods and add-ons for other popular games out there. It's a pretty good interview. Here's a little cut'n'paste to get your juices flowing:
:: I think if ID ever got it's head out of it's ass, they would hire Team Evolve to make the next DooM game. What are your thoughts on this?
I had requested doing just that multiple times. Todd H. kept telling me they were keeping that on the
backburner in case they decided to do something with it. We also asked about doing a Wolfenstein, but Grey Matter got that one. Too bad because we've consistantly proven we know how to make games people like to play, now if they can pull that off this time, we won't have to make an addon for it. ;)
Read the full interview right here
by awoq @ [02:50 AM] May 17 2001
Quake 3 Arena 1on1 Map Review @ Z-Axis
A new version 2.3 of the Coliseum2
mod has been released. Of the bug fixes in this release, the one that should
be of most interest is the reduced bandwidth usage of the runes! Modem users rejoice!
Also the mod has changed sites and is now just one of many mods to be
offered under their new name GreenHouseEFX Productions
. This new name will also host some
new mods coming in the near future and beyond. On their new site, www.planetquake.com/greenhouseEFX
, you'll see teaser screenshots of
their new original mod coming to you soon in beta. Check it out and see.
by mayhemm @ [05:44 PM] May 15 2001
NEW DM LEVEL Released by CauTeRiZeR
Hey peeps! I'm back from vacation and ready to post some news--and what
better way to start off than with the hardest workin' man in QuakeFanDom,
Karnatos from Z-Axis
. He sends word that he has posted a
new review of Filter113's Catch22
, a 'fast and furious
deathmatching' tourney map for Q3A for all of you 1Vs1-ers like
me :-) Go ahead and read the whole review right here
by CauTeRiZeR @ [03:44 PM] May 14 2001
New Map Pack released for Q3TA
I released a level for Q3A today. I originally developed this one for Quake 2.
It has a pretty fast layout and is primarily designed for fast game play.
Screenshots and download can be had here
. It will be running on the map rotation on
the BFZ server at Q3arena.com. Server IP is 184.108.40.206. You must have the levels before connecting.
Auto download is not enabled. The server is in Instagib mode running Beryllium, On version 1.17.
by CauTeRiZeR @ [04:14 PM] May 14 2001
RA3 LEAGUE AND CUP SIGNUPS
Here it is copied out of the id finger Service:
"Three months to the day after releasing Team Arena Map Pack 1, we're proud to announce the release of a second map pack for the Quake III Arena game expansion, Quake III: Team Arena. As before, this id-approved map pack contains the work of four mappers from the on-line gaming community. This time, three are conversions of previously released Quake III Arena Capture the Flag maps (Dynatron by Ned Man, Courtyard Conundrum by Casey of Threewave, and Smear Campaign by riscchip). The fourth map (PYRmageddon)is an original map, created for Quake III: Team Arena. These maps have be modified and updated to work with the four Team Arena game types: Capture the Flag, One Flag CTF, Overload, and Harvester.
These maps are an exciting addition to the growing number of maps availablb for Quake III: Team Arena and will make a great addition to the map rotation on any server.
You can download the TA_mappak2 at id's ftp site. "
Team Arena Map Pak 2
File size is 17.35 mg.
Mirrors for Team Arena Map Pack 2
File Planet Mirror
Blues news Mirror
3D Downloads Mirror
by awoq @ [11:37 AM] May 14 2001
Reaction Quake 3 Update
The Savage UK
site has informed us that their signup page for the next season of the Savage Q3RA3 League
is now up and you can also sign up for the preseason Cup which will be starting on the 23rd of May and will be played over 2 weeks.
The League is
expected to start on the 6th of June and will follow the same format as last season.
If your clan is interested, sign up soon as spaces are limited. More information can be found on Savage UK
by awoq @ [11:50 AM] May 13 2001
Happy Mothers Day!
The Reaction Quake 3
team has updated their website again with new screenshots, updates of their work, and even a new
trailer showing off some of the stuff they have done. They have now been working on the mod for over 7 months,
and they see a beta in the works soon (they are currently on their last internal alpha build). Reaction Quake 3
is a direct
port (all physics, weapons, etc are the same) of Action Quake 2 to Quake 3, with the team being comprised of
long-standing members of the Action Quake 2 community. For more
information, check out their website
by awoq @ [11:43 AM] May 13 2001
The staff at Q3Arena.com would like to wish every mother out there a very Happy Mothers Day. Without you, we probably wouldn't be having so much fun!!!
by awoq @ [11:49 AM] May 12 2001
New Q3A Invasion
Registration for this years QuakeCon 2001
is underway and running smoothly.
If you want to sign up for this years $50,000 QUAKE III Arena Championship and or the
1,250-Player LAN-Party, go to the QuakeCon
site and fill out the forms now before it is too late!. The event is free to all and will be held Aug. 9-12, at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, Texas.
by awoq @ [03:53 AM] May 11 2001
QuakeCon Registration Friday
team has released Beta 2.27 to the public. The mod has Marines that invade aliens and your mission is to bring back alien eggs.
The new version offers new code bringing the mod into compliance with Q3A v1.27, adds new Sniper Rifle for the Marine class, and includes a new level.
Check it out at the Invasion
by awoq @ [11:20 AM] May 09 2001
More Urban Terror Goodness
Registration will open this coming Friday, May 11th at 9:00 PM EDT for QuakeCon 2001
. This year the event will offer 1250 seats in the Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN area and 512 seats for the Quake III Arena tournament.
QuakeCon 2001 will be held August 9-12, 2001 in the Mesquite Convention Center
in Mesquite, TX.
by awoq @ [10:41 AM] May 09 2001
New VIA Q3A Map
The Urban Terror
team has yet another batch of new screenshots for us to to enjoy. The 21 shots are from various parts of their
soon to be released beta 2 version. Head on over to the Urban Terror
site to check out the screenshots and the progress update they have waiting for you.
by awoq @ [03:26 PM] May 08 2001
Paul Jaquays on Mod Content
has made a new benchmark testing level for Q3A called VIA Arena. The new visually pleasing level is intended to help you benchmark your gaming machine by pushing the processor and video card to their limits. The new level promises to bring even a Athlon 1.33/GF3 system to its knees. Grab it at the VIA Hardware
by awoq @ [03:28 PM] May 07 2001
SS WIN DIVISION 1 TITLE!
id Software's Paul Jaquays updated his .plan with some words of wisdom on what to choose for content when making your own mod.
Here's what he had to say:
If you're into making game mods (and not just for id games), then you ought to be aware of a the buzzwords
"Intellecutal Property" also known as IP and how they may affect you. Ever since Fox forced a Quake mod based on
the Aliens movies to shut down (hence the term "foxxing" for shutting down a mod), mod makers have become a bit
more aware that the owners of popular culture copyrights and trademarks may not be amused by game conversions of
their properties. Instead of saying "Thanks for the support" to these devoted fans of their game, cartoon
character, or movie, they move to shut down the mod and demand it no longer be worked upon or distributed. Not a
fun thing if you love the subject of the mod and have put countless hours into creating it.
If you are making mods, or are planning to make a mod based on something out of popular culture (a game, a
movie, anime, cartoon characters, etc.), you owe it to yourself to read Caryn "Hellchick" Law's essay on the
topic over at 3dActionplanet.
Q3DMHellchick: Your Chocolate In My
by awoq @ [06:06 PM] May 06 2001
New UI Enhanced
This news item just came in from the Savage UK
SS WIN DIVISION 1 TITLE!!
The Suicide Squad were the victors tonight after an extremely exciting match versus New European Order, and are the Savage Q3CTF
Division 1, Season 3 Champions!
The scores were SS 4-2 nEo on map Q3CTF2 and SS 2-1 nEo on map Q3WCTF2
Their victory was well deserved and I'm sure everyone will join me in congratulating them. SS have been with Savage since the start,
but this is their first division 1 title. I'm sure the celebrations will continue in #academy throughout the night, so pop into their channel
to join in!
After one of the closest seasons so far, all eyes will now be on the upcoming Savage Q3CTF Super Sunday Cup. The registration is still
up, but will be closing Wednesday at 12 Noon . So if your clan aren't already signed up, I suggest you do so NOW! .
So the overall honours of Season 3 are...
Division 1: The Suicide Squad
Division 2: International Quake Squad
Division 3: Revenge
Division 4: 7 CounterStrikers
Division 5:  and Envy
Division 6: Upset Chaps
by awoq @ [01:23 PM] May 05 2001
New Point Release Next Week!
has just released the latest version 0.99a of his Quake 3 User Interface mod,
. It has single player, LAN party, and server script
creation support, and is intended to make all of modes easier and more
Here's a list of some of the new features:
- Multiple selection of maps and bots (as well as a list mode) to help
people work with their large collections.
- Software fix for single player bot duplication and fraglimit bugs.
- Fix for frag and time limit reset bugs for scripts.
- Demo selection now works, and a timedemo option too!
- The ingame menu is now a dynamic one, and includes a full
implementation of all callvote options.
- Maps that don't have an arena script can now be viewed/added.
- Play maps with their recommended bot selection, or a random selection
of the same size.
- A large internal re-write that should make porting to TA or Voyager
Elite Force much easier.
For all of the particulars and some screenshots of the mod, check out the
UI Enhanced for Q3
by awoq @ [03:21 PM] May 04 2001
Classic Quake Arena Linux and Mac Release
"Early next week" is the target for when id Software
will be releasing a new point release according to
id Software programer Robert Duffy's .plan today.
Here is what he had to say:
We will be releasing a point release beta early next week. This one has taken some time but it addresses quite a
few things. Graeme has been very busy with the network stuff and net traffic is now being compressed at about
4:1, this should make a huge difference for modem players. There should be a substantial FPS boost for most
people and there are a bunch of fixes/tweaks in place. This release will also contain an auto update system so
you can check for new updates at any time. If you get the beta, the final will be offered via the auto update.
This addresses all of the cheats and hacks we know about as well. That is an ongoing battle. This point release
will utilize a different protocol as a result of the new network compression.
At the same time, I will finally get the UI stuff release for mod teams. This will allow mod teams to distribute
Team Arena style menus/scripts for Quake 3 only mods without violating the EULA.
There are some really nice looking mods going on right now, Urban Terror, Q3F, WFA, Annihilation, Navy Seals are
all looking really good. Quake The Movie is also looking really really good, the guys at Tritin were kind enough
to send us the first 13 or so minutes and it is amazing stuff. Overall the source changes mod teams will need to
integrate are quite small.
Work progresses well on Q3A/TA, Wolf and DOOM.
by awoq @ [10:57 AM] May 04 2001
New Classic Quake Arena Release
The Classic Quake Arena
team have released the Linux and Mac version of the 0.99 Beta 3 update we mentioned yesterday.
Like the windows version, the new release is now Q3A v1.27 compatible and has all the features and fixes.
Head on over to the Classic Quake Arena
site and grab it!
by awoq @ [10:24 PM] May 03 2001
In Bed with Xian??
The Classic Quake Arena
team has finally released a new version which is compliant with Q3A version Q3A v1.27. The new
18MB v0.99 Beta 3 has a bunch of new features and few fixes added.
Here's what's new:
- Ported to 1.27 code, fully compatible with Q3A 1.27g/h.
- New Axe model and skin
- Rocket Launcher skin changed to blue to match ammo boxes.
- Footstep sounds removed
- Airfrag fixed (again!)
- G_deathmatch made votable
- Armor type visible on HUD
- Boomstick/Buckshot fixed in obituaries
- Biosuit powerup
- Lavaball entity
- Jump code tweaked
- Armor system tweaked
- New map - cqadm11, "prophecy"
- Map selection menu fixed (now shows all cqa maps)
by mayhemm @ [07:22 PM] May 02 2001
Q2 Single Player Review @ Z-Axis
Just noticed on NZGames
(New Zealand games, that is) that they have posted an interview with Christian 'Xian'
Antkow of Id fame on their Dear
The Interview is given the title, In
Bed with Xian (heh.) It's a pretty interesting read. Check it out
by mayhemm @ [06:55 PM] May 02 2001
New Q3 Player Model
Karnatos from Z-Axis
hits us on the head once again with another single player
on their site. His map reviewin' guy, MrBunwah, does the dirty deed, but this time it's a Quake2 episode. This is an older episode that came out some time ago, but it's a classic. Last day on Stroggos
, a dual effort by both Michal Rendos and Jan
Harcarik--which according to MrBunwah is an 'architectual eye-candy fest'--can
be seen right here
by mayhemm @ [06:44 PM] May 01 2001
WFA Interview UP
Hmmmm. what to do, what to do? If you're just getting sick-and-tired of
that same old, lame old anarki or sarge model, then Violation Entertainment
just have the right thing to juice you up. They have just released a
screeny of an up-coming Q3 droid model, called Zveeep, for your viewing
pleasure. Go ahead and check it out--and while you're there
and test out some of their original maps, etc as well.
by mayhemm @ [06:27 PM] May 01 2001
Rscum from Q3Center
has just posted an interview with none other than the bad boys behind Weapons
. Within, they talk a little about this fast-paced,
class-based, teamplay mod, what makes it so popular, and what their plans are
for the future. Here's a cut'n'paste from the interview
RS: Were you aware that typically players MOSH before the
Static: As long as they don't let me hit the floor when I jump into the
pit they are welcome to MOSH all they want ;)
Solicitor: itís a nice feature of many of our maps that there is
music in the spawn/ammo rooms. Although sometimes the mapperís taste in
music does hurt my ears.
Pretty good read. Check it out right here
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