Oh ****. My computer got wiped out. I lost every ****ing skin. Someone please make a post for people to re-send skins to me. I'm reeeeally sorry. Tell them that a screenshot of the skin in action is no longer required. Tell them to flood my email, I don't care. I just need those skins. Thanks guys, I'm still in the process of restoring my HD now.Man, hope yer computer recovers... Anyway, you heard the man. Resend all skin entries to email@example.com.
12-24-97Thanks for making such a kickass game, Todd :)
Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks to all of those
who have purchased Quake II as a Christmas present
(for yourself or someone else) and thanks to all
who have wished us merriment for the season. For
those of you who get a little extra cash for
Christmas or are looking to exchange a lame
present for somthing cool, remember that retailers
such as EB are carrying Quake II T-Shirts, hats,
and mousepads. Thanks again to everyone for making
1997 one of the best ever for us here at id.
12/23/97: Mplayers Challenge The World With Internet Quake II!Slipgate
The recent release of Quake II still has many fans reeling. It's a game of epic proportions and putting walls around it just wouldn't be right. That's why Mplayer is proud to announce the arrival of Internet Quake II. Now any member who can't find a game of Quake II to their liking in the Mplayer Plus Quake II Lobby, can easily and effectively search the Internet for game servers hosting Quake II games. A membership in Plus isn't required. You don't have to leave Mplayer and start up your browser--just pop into the Mplayer Internet Quake II Lobby and you'll have instant access to a list of games, player names, ping times and game settings. You can use Mplayer features like Voice Chat, Pager and Buddy List to call friends into a game and plan strategy, and then launch everyone in the Room into the game. When you're done playing you wind up back in the Game Lobby on Mplayer.
hi!Good luck, Matthias :)
i have just released two projects that will be probably be my last free contributions to the internet community before starting my job as level designer at ritual entertainment and would be glad if you could announce it on your page.
1. Armageddon 5 is a 4-24 player deathmatch level for Quake 2. With the lack of original levels from id and the few good DM levels out there so far (ppl should just wake up and see that converting old Quake levels to a new type of DM in Quake2 doesn't work well) this level should be a blast for all internet deathmatchers out there. Arma5 continues the tradition of the previous Armageddon series (of which 3 were included with popular mods as Allstar CTF, Rocket Arena and Headhunters), offering great playability and good architecure. Just try it out :)
2. Beyond Belief Map files: now that quake 2 is out i decided to release all original .map files for my successfull quake episode "Beyond Belief" for free use. a lot of ppl have asked me for this to learn from the maps or take out brush groups for their own use. now everybody can do it.
Both files are available on ftp.cdrom.com and will be at http://www.ocrana.de in the very near future, the paths are:
-- Matthias Worch
-- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
-- homepage: http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/7766
-- clanpage: http://www.ocrana.de
OK, here's the scoop on the Q2 server crashes...Since we've been asked through e-mail, we didn't mention this problem before to avoid encouraging people to engage in it.
Yes, some dork with nothing better to do has found a way to crash or tie-up a QuakeII server remotely.
Yes, I did track it down a couple of nights ago. We already had one of the things fixed and I fixed second one then. The fixes have been tested on our servers.
The upcoming point release will include these fixes. It also fixes the BFG crash and the unset entity number crash (the two most common crashes by far). The main reason I've not been posting a work log is so I don't end up giving these people a "how to" book for making the game crash.
I know, I know... "WHEN?". I can't say exactly right now. What I will say is it will be "Real Soon Now". There are a couple of more fixes we consider critical and we want to make sure they are in and working first.
What can you do for now?
If you can get packets filtered, stop incoming IP packets from the loopback (127.x.x.x - why do routers even let these come in off the wire?) and incoming packets from your own IP address; this will stop the looping attack.
BTW, if your ARE an ISP feel free to help track down the source of these spoofed IP's; I'll help out any ISP who is endeavoring to do so.
The crashing attack is caused by a hand crafted connect packet that has "connect $" in it. There's no simple (non-patch) fix for this one. OK, some routers can be setup to filter this, but it is a very non-general thing.
I'm looking at what the impact would be on getting a point release out if I were to stop and create another "just fix these two problems" release.
The Twisted Christmas Quake Challenge has started at VRGN!Slipgate
Download your copy today at http://www.vrgames.net
and get busy fragging! Have a blast exploring the Twisted Mall, killing Evil Elves, Rabid Reindeer, Dememted Snowmen and of course Evil Santa in the Twisted Christmas Quake Level!
Produce a QUAKE demo to VRGN of the fastest time to rescue good Santa and submit it to VRGN by January 15,1998.
1st Place - A Diamond Multimedia MONSTER 3D 3dF/x VooDoo graphics accelerator. (Or a new VooDoo2 if you can wait!)
2nd Place - A Yamaha Sub-woofer speaker set.
3rd Place - A 3-button Logitech mouse (for use on that tricky QE4)
4th thru 10th Places - wins a VRGN hat
The Clan Complex - http://www.gagames.com/complexSo if you have a clan, and are wanting to get known, head on over to the complex, and give them your info!
The NEWER Clan List is now accepting applications! No logos or links involved! Just add your clan and your in the list, no questions asked! Now handling Quake/Quake II Clans. Visit The Clan Complex (link from above address) today to sign up NOW! Or visit us on East.GamesNET.net #ClanComplex for Clan Discussions and Clan Help.
Ghost In The Shell is a new Quake2 TC based on the popular Manga series by Masamune Shirow. We are located at www.quake2.com/ghost.So, if you're into Technomancy, check these guys out!
The TC takes place around the year 2029, where human consciousness can be transfered to a cybornetic "shell". As a cyborg, all that remains of the main character, is some key parts of her brain...and her Ghost.
If Cyberpunk is your thing, Ghost In The Shell is your game. Will feature many new world effects, 20+ sinle player "missions" and 6+ DM levels. All new weapons, all new models, all new sounds, all new feel.
fox: Who is actively involved with the creation beside you and Zoid?Cool beans :) This probably means the point release will also be out within a month (as you may or may not know, the point release will fix many bugs that slipped in the final release of Quake2).
ps: Kevin and Adrian are doing the textures and skins
fox: Are you working any with a release deadline?
ps: Yep. Less than a month
MountainView, CA -- (December 22, 1997) -- Games fans who crave the thrill of fast-paced 3D shooters like id Software's Quaker will find themselves at the epicenter of one of the most intense and compelling online Quake gaming communities in the Action Channel on Mplayer(TM) (www.mplayer.com). Not only is Mplayer bringing id's much-anticipated Quake II(TM) to the service, but Mplayer is also launching the Mplayer Portal(TM), a gateway bringing free match-making services to the pool of thousands of game servers for QuakeWorld and Quake II on the Internet. The latest additions to the Quake community on Mplayer complement its incredible line-up of Quake-related offerings -- including events and tourneys, special Quake modifications, ratings and rankings, and more -- that make Mplayer's Quake Universe the most comprehensive Quake community to hit the `Net!Whew. :)
Mplayer is turning up the excitement on Mplayer's Action Channel one more notch with the launch of id Software's much-anticipated sequel to Quake, Quake II, in Mplayer Plus, the service's premium area. Now, games fans on Mplayer can challenge hundreds of thousands of opponents to a whole new series of "deathmatches," or Quake matches, in the next generation of one of the `Net's most popular multiplayer games. Mplayer fans of Quake II can check out Mplayer's cutting-edge communications features like voice and text chat as well as the ability to create games based on player preferences and soon to be released Quake II ratings and rankings. In addition, Mplayer's advanced network helps ensure that players aren't mismatched with opponents with an unfair playing advantage due to faster connections. The newest version of Quake lets games fans wreak havoc with an arsenal of new weapons and offers 39 levels packed with complex missions within a complete and cohesive alien landscape. Mplayer members will also have the option to play Quake II for free on Internet Quake II servers.
In an effort to give all Quake fans the best of what the `Net has to offer, Mplayer is also offering the Mplayer Portal to Internet QuakeWorld and Internet Quake II as part of its free service. The Mplayer Portal to Internet QuakeWorld and Quake II gives hundreds of thousands of games fans new match-making services to allow them to access the thousands of free QuakeWorld and Quake II games servers scattered across the Internet quickly and simply. Using Mplayer's client software, the Mplayer Gizmo Game LauncherÍ, Quake fans can now easily find the best server to play a game based on their location and Internet connection and round up players to challenge. The Mplayer Gizmo Game Launcher makes this process as easy as a few points and clicks of the mouse.
It's a boy!!!! Eric Allen Zimmerman was born at 10:10 this morning. All 7 lbs 6 ounces and 20 inches of him are doing just great. His mother, Susan, is doing great as well. Brothers Sean (5) and Jason (4) are very excited as is his slightly disoriented father.I'd like to congradulate Charlie Zimmerman on his new blessing. I know he'll bring you great cheer in the coming year ... and will grow up to be a kick-ass Quaker, as well :).
I am going to try to code up the altar stuff right now. I am just a little bit tired though:)
By the way... Headhunters rocks on. It is and will always remain an original. Don't be taken in by cheap knock-offs.