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Get all your Quakecon info HERE

23 07 15 - 21:41

Ha, I bet you thought I'd say THIS site. You're wrong. I'm to busy to keep track of everything and I'm not there, so be sure to check out the Quakecon website & Bethesda's Blog. Lots of good info there, such as QuakeCon Steam sales and info for those who pre-ordered Wolfenstien: The New Order & the Doom Beta.

“Official” Release of Tryutils-ericw V0.15.1

15 07 15 - 10:53

Tryutils is command line utilities for compiling Quake maps. Tryutils-ericw is a branch by ericw aimed at adding lighting features. It adds ambient occlusion, sunlight, sunlight prenumbra, fake area lights (splts point lights in to multiple lights for soft shadows), surface lights (like Quake 2), raytracing lights through fences, .lux output, and gamma adjustment of the final lightmap.

You can download it for Windows, OSX, Linux or go to github for the code.

Thanks to Func_Msgboard for posting about it.

Treasure of the Hellbeast

14 05 15 - 10:56

Treasure of the Hellbeast is a top/down monster smasher done by Shpuld for the Ludum Dare. The theme was “An Unconventional Weapon.” Ludum Dare is a game jam where you have 48 hours to make a game.

Treasure of the Hellbeast is built with the FTE Quake engine. It got 38th place (out of ~1400) and had a 69% fun factor.

You can download the game for Windows and Linux, and can also download the game code. Be sure to check out Ludum Dare, it looks like a really fun idea!

Thanks to Quakeone for the news.

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Community Q&A With John Romero

23 04 15 - 13:09

Quake One has a community Q&A with John Romero, one of the minds behind Doom and Quake. The questions are all over the board, a lot of fun to read! Thanks to Quake One for doing this!

Map Jam 5 : The Qonquer Map Jam RELEASED

11 04 15 - 10:48

Thanks Func_Msgboard for this.

The Conquer Map Jam contains 8 new levels where your skirmishing skills will be pushed to the limits. Fight to the death in multiple arenas, many of which contain traps and tricks more deadly than the enemies themselves!
Thank you very much to the authors who submitted their work for this jam :

  • Arrrcee 
  • FifthElephant 
  • Hypnos 
  • Ijed 
  • MFX 
  • Scampie 
  • Skacky 
  • WarrenM 

Additional thanks to Onetruepurple and Primal for additional testing!

Download Map Jam 5

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Stop. SUPERQOT time!

03 04 15 - 11:01

Thanks to GameHacKeR from the comments for pointing it out (and me forgetting to see if Func_Msgboard has anything new :p ). SUPERQOT is a Quake mod that only lets the anything move when YOU'RE moving. That's right, if you let go of your mouse/keyboard, time freezes. Looks pretty sweet!  It's based on the game idea in SUPERHOT.

It includes Darkplace engine and Quake Shareware for you to start with. You can download Windows here, Mac here.

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Multiplayer Level Design Tutorial by Spirit

28 03 15 - 14:55

Prolific mapper Spirit wrote up a tutorial on map design. Even thought he uses Quake games as examples it applies to all multiplayer games. You can read it all over at his website.  

Prolific mapper Spirit wrote up a tutorial on map design. Even thought he uses Quake games as examples it applies to all multiplayer games. You can read it all over at his website.

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QuakeCon 2015 Pre-Registeration starts March 4th

25 02 15 - 11:33

QuakeCon Press Release:

We’re pleased to announce the online pre-registration details for QuakeCon 2015, which will take place in Dallas, TX on Thursday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 26th. We will be offering a number of premium packages for purchase through the show’s online pre-registration site, registration.quakecon.org

Online pre-registration will open in a series of five stages. The ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center VIP Seating Package’ will make its QuakeCon debut and will become available on Wednesday, March 4th. Full descriptions for each of the limited packages, and the dates they will become available are below.

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QuakeCon, the ultimate video game festival, will take place on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX on Thursday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 26th. Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, July 23rd at 10:00am CT and will remain open through July 26th. For more information visit: www.quakecon.org.

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