» HESK: Hyugaren Changes
Hyugaren is a Zdoom mod that has some big changes underway. Most notability is that they're not using Zdoom any more, they're switching over to GZDoom! Advantages of this changeover include full color visuals vs the limited palate of the original, smoother FPS, and possible shader effects. You can read the full details over at moddb.com.
HESK: Hyugaren is a single player T.C. for GZDoom, which includes a lot of new features, such as totally reworked gameplay mechanics, new graphics, new sprites, new sounds, new music, new gore system, new skybox (Hyperskybox), new liquids (Hyperwater), among many others.
» Possible Site Downtime for Maintance
My host is doing maintance on Sunday, November 30th between 2 and 6am do the site might not work at that time. So, no reason to e-mail and let me know it's not working!
» If Quake 2 was 2D Code
AntonioR is working on a project called “If Quake 2 was 2D” and released the old code for his custom game. It's not the latest & greatest code, but he wanted others to have access to it.
He's also got a video showing the latest progress in the game. Awesome! Click “Read More” to watch it!
For more information on the fan game check out his website. You can download the code at Github.
» Secret Map Jam 4 : Retro Jam 1 Pack Released!
That stealthy sock organized a Twitter-exclusive map jam this weekend. Whether it was to restrict the number of participants or clamp down on excessive JAM HYPE, who knows...
What we do know is that the theme implies some sort of old skool Quake homage, and it's been released right here
And the mappers are rumored to be:
Go play it!
Thanks to Func_Msgboard for the heads up!
» Q3KnockOut Gameplay Footage
If you're like me and like to see gameplay of something before you give it a shot (except back when I was a kid!) then you'll enjoy this: gameplay footage of Q3KnockOut. One of Instagib (best thing to come out of Epic!) and three of FFA. Click “Read More” to watch the videos. Head to moddb.com to give it a download. For more information head to the Q3KnockOut website.
Q3knockOut changes your Quake experience in a very unique way: Scoring is not done by directly hit and kill your enemy, but by pushing him out of the area into the void or other deadly spots in a map like lava and such. Q3knockOut comes with new weapon and item behaviors, a very fast gameplay, new ways for cool jumps and moves. As maps you should only use very open ones like the space maps. All standard gametypes are supported: Deathmatch, Team-Deathmatch, Tournament and Capture The Flag. Q3knockOut is a server side only modification.
» Doom 2 Speedrun Record Broken
Up until several days ago the fastest anyone ever beat Doom 2 was in 23:25, by a gamer named Looper in 2010. Now it's a long time. Zero Master has beaten the game in 23:03. 20 seconds doesn't seem like much but every fraction of a second counts when you're playing through 30 levels on ULTRA VIOLENCE!
Thanks to chimueloeldragon2011 for pointing this out on idtechforums. You can read the article about it on IGN or you can watch the gameplay video by clicking “Read More”.
» Q3 Knockout 1.5.0 Beta Released
Hey, a mod where killing doesn't help your score (yeah! I might win!) In Q3knockout you push the other guy in to the viod! :) This is an older mod that has recently been tweaked so all us Quakers can enjoy some new features (and hear about it as I never heard about it). Some new features worth mentioning: Dynamic Bot skill, sticky grenades (vs super bouncy ones) and Quad pickup is announced globally. Click "Read More" to see the 1.5.0 changelog.
It's a server side mod so you don't need it if you just want to play. You can download it on moddb.com or from it's own site.
You can play this new version of Q3knockOut online 24/7 on this server:
» Quake 3 Arena Mapcore Contest Update!
Back in October I posted about a contest by Q3A mapping contest by Mapcore to celebrate Quake 3's 15th anniversary. We got an update on how the contest is going over at the Mapcore website. They also have a sever up now so the maps in alpha/beta can be playtested. Check them out!