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.
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.
Qbism, the one that managed getting Quake Expo 2016 off the ground, gave me some time for an interview. We cover his begignings in Quake, Quake Expo, and more! Click the "Read More" button down below for a gander.
Today is Quake Expo's Booth Preview Day! :D Head on over to Quake Expo 2016 to preview several of the booths that will be showing next month!
What is Quake Expo? It's an online showing of all things Quake, and like an Expo in real life it runs only for a limited time! Gamers/Quakers with Quake content to show can read the FAQ on how to share their creations/ideas with the Quake community. Use #qexpo to spread on unsocial media! :)
To celebrate QuakeCon’s 20th anniversary and 20 years of Quake, we’re pleased to announce this year’s official tournaments will be held August 4-7, 2016 in Dallas, TX in the Wedgwood Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Players from around the globe will once again come together to compete for their share of $25,000 cash in the QUAKEWORLD 2on2 Team Deathmatch Open and the Quake Live masters will be invited back to battle for the 2016 title in the QUAKE LIVE Duel Masters Championship.
Official QuakeCon 2016 Tournament details and registration information can be found below:
QuakeWorld 2on2 TDM Open:
The QUAKEWORLD 2on2 TDM Open will feature a competition for up to thirty-two (32) two-player teams battling it out in a double elimination bracket and best-of-three games format. Teams who come out on top will share prizes of $25,000, including $12,000 for the team of champions.
To register for the QUAKEWORLD 2on2 TDM Open, interested competitors can visit the QuakeCon tournament area on-site in the Wedgwood Foyer from 10:00am to 6:00pm CDT on Thursday August 4th for participation availability.
Quake Love Duel Masters Championship:
The QUAKE LIVE Duel Masters Championship will feature known professionals and top QUAKE LIVE competitors in an exclusive tournament. Up to thirty-two (32) of the world's best QUAKE LIVE players, hand selected by tournament staff from the open online registration, will face-off in the 1 vs. 1 duel for $25,000 in a double elimination bracket, with each match played in a best-of-five-games format. With two competitors remaining, thousands will gather to watch as these two best-of-the-best survivors go head-to-head in a single elimination, best-of-five-games throw-down with a $12,000 check written to the champion.
Competitors can register for the Intel QUAKE LIVE Duel Masters online now through April 26th at: quakecon.challonge.com.
For all the official details on QuakeCon tournaments and trials, including rules, requirements, prize money distribution, pool of arenas and additional information, visit www.quakecon.org.
About QuakeCon 2016
QuakeCon, the ultimate video game festival, will take place on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX on Thursday, August 4th – Sunday, August 7th. Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, August 4th at 10:00am CT and will remain open through 12:00pm CT August 7th. For more information visit: www.quakecon.org.
Pre-registration for QuakeCon will begin shortly. Visit quakecon.org for pre-registration dates and details.
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