15 03 17 - 11:16
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.
13 02 17 - 13:38
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:
The recomended engine is Quakespasm. You can download the map here.
08 02 17 - 12:04
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.
27 01 17 - 12:40
Here's the skinny:
- @ the Gaylord Texan. Rooms @ $185/night here, or call 1.877.491.5138 (the hotel)
- August 24-27th
- Still free to attend
Some things not posted yet:
- the cost of the BYOC
- new game announcements (but it's assumed Quake Champions will be discussed).
12 01 17 - 14:48
Func_Msgboard always has some awesome maps, now we've got more!
First off is Tomb of Fenrir by Giftmacher (download) for use with the Arcane Dimension mod.
Second is Nyarlathoteps Sand Castle by Sock (download), also needs the Arcane Dimension mod.
Third is a Explore Jam 2 map pack: 5 maps of no monsters, just puzzles traps, and anything else that wants to kill you w/o having AI! :) (download)
Finally is 24th Map Jam: mappers had 24 hours to make a map based on a theme and the theme was “base.” Three authors provided three maps. (download)
06 01 17 - 17:00
Func_Msgboard posts about a new Quake map. It was a canceled DM map that was converted to SP. Short and fun.
You can download it from Quaketastic and leave comments over at Func_Msgboard.
03 01 17 - 13:39
The first Retro Jam of 2017 happened and the theme was Egyptian. There were 17 (!!!) contributors to this Jam so I've only shown some of the pic's. You can view more pics here. Download the maps here, and be sure to leave your comments on Func_Msgboard!
26 11 16 - 02:33
Func_Msgboard posts about a new Ratro Jam mappack release. The theme was “Wind Tunnels.”. You've got some screenshots to view and you can download the map pack here.
We also have a new Quake SP map named "Jump." It's a medevil theme with a version for colored or non-colored lights. Screenshots below.