QuakeCon 2017 announced the BYOC registration setup for this year. The quick and dirty (details here) is:
March 30 – BYOC UAC VIP tickets ($400, limit 32)
April 6 – BYOC Quakecon Done Quick ($150, limit 300)
April 13 – BYOC Select a seat ($50, no limit stated).
April 24 – General Admission (free)
As usual the last several years, BYOC costs $ while the general admission to the event is free. If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and think that because you don't have any spare cash so it's not worth going to, the non-BYOC side of the event is amazing. You should still go, it's like a county fair for Quake fans, but free! :) $50 for a BYOC event for a weekend isn't bad either. Right now I just checked and flights for me to Dallas are super-cheap (under $300 round trip, cheaper then the last time I went in 2009!) so hey, if I can come up with several hundred extra buckaroos I might go! :)
The QuakeCon staff also gave an explanation of what and why things are different this year vs last year, so give that a read. You can read that here.
There's a new Quake Champions (the Q3A remake) trailer out, view below:
You can also sign up to participate in the beta over at Quake.com. Also, if you're going to PAX East you can give QC a try at the Bethesda booth.
Quake.com has some information on the players, weapons, and arenas of QC. Not much yet, but from watching video it DOES look like Q3A redone for today (they did good with Doom!). So, here's hoping for all the custom support that Q3A had and a built in version of Excessive Overkill! :)
Now that you see the trailer, you'll want to know about all the neat stuff they've done: they've added hundreds of models for mappers to use, added a introductory mission that showcases some of the new models (also to introduce players to the gameplay), rendering improvements, a new AI unit, cubemap lights (greatly improved over the D3 stock way of doing it), uncapped FPS, and an updated Dark Radiant map editor! :) The Dark Mod is also on Steam Greenlight now.
You can read all the changes over at moddb.com and can find the game on their website.
From Func_Msgboard: World renowned Hawaiian zoo-keeper, extreme-metal online DJ and power-plant technician (think Homer Simpson with urban camo shorts) IONOUS has released his first stand-alone Quake map:
IqeBrowser is a program to browse IQE, IQM (Inter-Quake Model format) and many other 3D models. Any 3D model can be saved as IQM (a binary format) or IQE (a text format) file. You can download the latest version here. New features since 2.15 are:
Skeleton/Model creator cuboid
A new dialog. Creates models based on the skeleton and cuboids.
Creates minecraft like models.
Models can be imported from from the MCSkin3D application.
Reuse of already existing minecraft model skins is possible.
The current loaded model is exported as a Q3 player model.
Resort joints tree by recursive walking the tree and bring the child's in a proper order.
Re-links a joint to an other parent or make it a root joint.
If meshes share the same texture, now all meshes are displayed. The selected mesh shows white lines, other meshes show light blue lines.
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