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Blendo Games Interview Giveaway*!

26 09 13 - 20:37

It's not really a GIVEaway, you've got to do some work. I'm interviewing Blendo Games and I need your help! I've got some Blendo Games games to give away. Two copies of Thirty Flights of Loving and Atom Zombie Smasher. So I'm looking for two people who want one copy of each. You can thank Brendon Chung (the man behind Blendo Games) for that.

Ok, here's what I need. I need questions to ask during the interview. Yes, I've got the standard ones, but I want YOU to give me some more. You submit the questions and two lucky people will be chosen by an “expert panel” of judges will decide which questions to use.  And you'll also get a copy of Thirty Flights of Loving and Atom Zombie Smasher. Awesome, no?

Rules?  There's two: keep it clean and have the questions to me by Monday at 11:59pm EST.

So that's it. Get me your questions. E-mail them to, subject “Blendo Games Interview”.

Trenchboom 1.1.1 release!

26 09 13 - 18:56

Right on the heals of the 1.1.0 release comes a small update to bring it up 0.0.1. Here's the changelog:

  • More natural snapping when resizing brushes
  • Remove limit on maximum mip texture dimensions 
  • Don't fall back to software renderer on OS X

You can get it over at the Trenchboom website in Windows and Mac OSX.

TryUtils v0.11 Released

26 09 13 - 05:20

TryUtils is a set of Quake map utilities for compiling your maps, BSP, VIS and LIGHT. You can download the latest version in Windows and OSX flavors and the source code is available too. The recent changes are:


  • Support BSP2 format (qbsp requires the "-bsp2" command line option)
  • qbsp: Fix animating texture bug when brushes are textured with alt-animations
  • qbsp: Fix a crash in tjunc calculations
  • qbsp: Exit with error if verticies exceed 65535 (BSP29 limit)
  • qbsp: Add experimental "-forcegoodtree" command line option (thanks Rebb)
  • vis: reduce "leaf recursion" error to a warning and continue processing

Thanks to Func_Msgboard for the heads up!

New Steel Storm DLC Release

24 09 13 - 20:49

Steel Storm, the GPL Quake/Darkplaces powered top/down shooter has a new DLC out: Forgotten Prison.  Here's the story:

The command of Royal Interstellar Armored Corps (R.I.A.C.) discovered ongoing activity at their long abandoned installation on a remote planet. Union separatist forces took over the forgotten prison, restored it and turned it into a new detention camp. The command obtained an intel that separatists might be holding key officers of R.I.A.C.

You will be dropped behind enemy lines with the mission to infiltrate the prison facility and find the captured hovertank pilots, if they are still alive.

 The DLC requires Steel Storm: Burning Retribution to play, and it just so happens it's currently on sale on Steam for 20% off until October 1st!  You can buy Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, the Weapon Pack DLC and Forgetton Prison DLC, all on Steam!

New Trenchboom Released

24 09 13 - 20:42

The Quake 1 editor that forces you to design in only 3D has a new version out: 1.1.0. If you haven't tried this editor out yet, you should. It has many useful features that standard editors don't have. Click “Read More” for the changelog. You can download it in Windows and Mac OSX flavors.  If you want an older version or the source code, head to the Trenchboom website.  

Thanks Func_Msgboard for the headsup!

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Quake 2 Camo Brightskins

18 09 13 - 11:21

Check it out, Bright Skins (textures for multiplayer models to help you see the other player and make them more obvious compared to the world textures/shading/etc) that looks pretty cool! You've got bright orange camo for the male marine, bright pink for the female marine and bright blue for the cyborg. You need a client that supports PNG's (most modern ones do) so be sure to include these as part of your Quake 2 Skins.


You can leave comments over at Tastypleen and download then from Focalor's page.

Bladeghost showing off Bladerunner

17 09 13 - 11:34

Bladeghost, the man behind the 17 Ghosts, Phantism, Event Horizon and Prometheus Doom 3 Mods is showing off his latest work based off the movie Bladerunner. It's just an experiment to see if it's possible (as many mods start). You can see the video experiment on Youtube and leave your comments on

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Quake 2 Vietnam Tribute Pak

12 09 13 - 19:45

Focalor from Tasty Spleen released a Quake 2 graphics upgrade pak that's a tribute to all those who served in Vietnam. Complete with new high resolution weapon and pickup skins, new sounds, icons, background, console characters... the works!

 You can download this pak from Focalor's site and leave feedback over at Tasty Spleen.  You'll need a better then stock client for this but hey, if you're still playing Quake 2 and reading this, it's safe to assume you know about awesome new clients.

Doom One 0.2 is Here

09 09 13 - 06:28

That's right, the Doom remake called Doom One is here! What is Doom One? Well, imagine playing an entire episode of Doom as a single unified level. That's right, no breathers with loading screens, just straight up 9 levels of anti-demon fury all at once!

You can download Doom One or Doom One Lite from Doom One Lite is the same as Doom One, just no music remix for your midi purists. Z/GZDoom or Zandronum is required to play. Click “Read More” to watch play throughs!

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Alien Arena: Combat Editition and Tactical Alpha

06 09 13 - 11:38

The newest release of Alien Arena, subtitles Combat Edition is out! A demo of the still work in progress Tactical Arena is also released! Tactical Arena is a team based AA shooter, similar to the Enemy Territory games.

Read the full press release on, click “Read More” to see the Tactical Arena teaser, and download either the Windows or *nix Combat Edition and give the Windows/*nix Tactical Arena a try!

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UFO:AI Save Game Warning

06 09 13 - 04:54

The UFO:AI team wants everyone to know that latest builds on git & nightly installers have changed where the savegames are stored. Their FAQgives instructions where to put your old save games if you want to still use them with the new builds.  All you need to do is add a new folder in your save game folder called “campaign” and place the save games in there.

 UFO:AI is an id GPL powered isometric tactical shooter, based around the old X-Com games.

Three News Maps at ..::LvL

04 09 13 - 19:27

Three new map reviews are up with screens, 360 panaromic views and teaser videos!

Scummymap by Scummy
The Ancient Place by Kaustic
My Real Home ++ Super Edition by Rust7

Be sure to get all your favorite Q3A maps over at ..::LvL!

OverDose Shows Off Real Time FX System

03 09 13 - 19:18

Well, all FX are real time, but this one lets you change the paritcle/FX scripts and have the engine up date the visual in game in real time! Pretty cool! Click “Read More” to watch a short video about the new features.

OverDose is a Quake 2 GPL powered multiplayer shoots still in the works. You can read more about the game on their page.

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UFO: Alien Invasion Monthly Update

03 09 13 - 04:31

Hey, it's time for the monthly UFO:AI update. There's a ton of updates this month! For the full list of their fixes, tweaks and what not, check out the list on

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