Aug 1st/1998Top Gun Tournament
I've released the new Q2CTF 1.09BETA upgrade at ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake2/ctf/beta/q2ctf109beta.zip
This version features the new competition mode, server map rotation, remote admin functions, elections for map changing, and many other features. This is a SERVER ONLY upgrade. Players (clients) do not need to download this.
Server admins: By default the mod runs just like 1.02 without the new features, if you want to make the optional competition mode available to players, add "set competition 1" to your server.cfg start up file. Also, you may want to enable elections by putting "set electpercentage 66" since this allows users to vote for map changes and giving trusted players admin access (much like the competition mods for Quake).
As mentioned before, the user manual for the new version is available at http://www.idsoftware.com/q2ctf. The user manual covers all the new features of this release.
This is a beta release, so there may be some problems. I invite feedback on the release from both server admins and players.
Hope everyone enjoys this new release!
-- - Join us TODAY! on 3Dnet.net in room #capture at 6pm pst. The release has been pushed forward due to the fact we all wanna just play! Below is a small list of features to be seen in CAPTURE!Hosted Sites Update
- Visible ARMOR SKINS, DAMAGE SKINS, and WEAPONS!
- Offhand Grapple / Standard Grapple Options
- Grapple onto enemy and hold on to his life (grapple kills)
- Grapple onto Team players and cover their back!
- New Super Grapple TECH! - Speeds up Grapple speeds
- Positional Damage
- Quick Weapon Selection (Kuwep) - Instant Weapon Switches
- BFG Banning serverside option
- Custom Maploop.cfg file for running any map in any order you wish
- SpawnProtection - Configurable number of seconds via serverside cvar
- STDLOG Support for GIbstats type of software - Logs Frags, Captures!
- Configurable Anti-Spam
- Ignore and UnIgnore - Ignore chat messages from a certain player
- Enhanced Spectator Mode with zoom and rotation abilities
- Deathmatch Timelimits, Flag Carrier Time Limits - configurable
- NEW Energy Cannon - Energy Jump, homing abilties
- New HUD, New Models, New Sounds!
The following platforms will be released TODAY:
Checkout the website: http://www.planetquake.com/kunani/capture/
Linux StuffUK Fragfest Planned
While doing some Linux work, I've been wondering about some library issues.
Currently, all current Linux Quake, QuakeWorld and Quake2 releases are based off the (old) libc5 stuff. I'm planning to support glibc in future versions. I'm wondering if I should still support libc5 versions as well, or convert everything over to glibc support and drop support for old libc5 stuff.
So, I'm asking for input on whether I should continue to support libc5 binaries. Drop me a note and let me know.
The Quake2 server at satan.idsoftware.com:27913 is running the new Q2CTF version 1.09BETA. This version features stuff such as server map rotation, elections for remote admin, map warping, and a full tournament mode. We're going to let it run on Satan for a day to beat on it and if things go well, I'll be releasing the new beta version publically probably tomorrow.
The new code is a server only upgrade. A full manual that covers all of Q2CTF including the new server options and the competition mode is available at http://www.idsoftware.com/q2ctf.
I'm also working on Quake2 3.18. This version will address some bugs in 3.17 (*cough* water surface friction *cough*) and offer some new features. A new Quake2 release is needed for the upcoming Rogue mission pack, Ground Zero, so I'll try to tie it all into one release. Other stuff in 3.18 is server controlled air acceleration, server specific map rotation, and other minor features that makes life easier for server admins and players.
JOB Opening: Playstation programmer - Vicarious Visions, Inc.New Sites/Movements/Makeovers
Experienced PSX programmer needed for development on a hot new project. POSITION STARTS IMMEDIATELY!
You should have skills in the following areas:
* Must be an avid gamer
* Know C/C++ inside and out
* Windows95, DirectX, N64 or other console experience a plus.
* 3D/2D graphics programming experience
* Ability to work long hours with a talented team
* Contract or Full Time position available
* Relocation to Albany, NY area is required
Send resumes to: Karthik Bala, Director of Development
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Company Website: WWW.VVISIONS.COM.
Adrian and I are looking for a 2d texture artist to help create wall textures, skins, and interface graphics. Any one interested should send their resume to me at email@example.com. I am looking for someone skilled as a traditional artist, with strong 2d art talent and good modeling experience. Experience as a professional computer artist is required with a preference on someone who has worked on 3D games. I'm looking for a person willing to put in strong hours, is easy to work with, and doesn't require a lot of oversight.Tournaments and LAN Parties
CAPTURE! server side files will be released early! If you are a server operator and want to run a CAPTURE! server then head over to the website and get on the list.LMCTF Updates and Servers
PLUS!! - Response from map authors for this game has been overwelming! Work on CAPTURE II is already under way and we can expect 10 MORE maps included with that release which is guaranteed to have ground breaking design and features NEVER before seen in any Quake2 mod to date!
Edmonton, Alberta - Fragapalooza '98 wrapped up this year on July 19. It was four days of fun, frags and prizes. This year's event was a huge success bringing in gamers from the US as well as all over Canada. Tournaments were held for Quake, Quake 2, Starcraft, Jane's F-15, Forsaken, and other games. Over $6000 in prizes were given away to people with nicknames like Warmonger, Rizzen and Globbinator. Overall the event almost doubled attendance compared to last year's Fragapalooza. Demonstrations of Half Life from Sierra/Valve and Baldur's Gate from Bioware/Interplay wowed attendees with their incredible gameplay.New Sites/Movements/Makeovers
Fragapalooza sponsors made a large contribution to this year's event. Prizes and other support were provided by Academy of Learning, Access TV, Acclaim, Activision, Bioware, City TV, CombatSim, Compusmart, Elco Computer Inc., Electronic Arts, First Word Computers, Guillemot, H3D Entertainment, Intel, Microsoft, Reflexive, Sierra and SSI. Prizes were not only given out for tournaments , but some pretty twisted contest as well. One winner, bRam gave a resounding rendition of "Oh' Canada" which can be seen on the web site along with other equally bizarre examples of what people will do for goodies.
Fragapalooza will continue to be active in the gaming community with contests and LAN events. Right now if people order a Fragapalooza t-shirt they will be entered into a draw for one of three copies of Baldur's Gate donated by Bioware. Fragapalooza is working with sponsors to make sure that next year is the gaming event of choice across North America. Keep a look out for Fragapalooza '99 - One more before the end of the world!
Check out the official Fragapalooza site at http://www.fragapalooza.com.
VANCOUVER, B.C - Managing a team is not just for paid businessmen anymore. Even a 13-year-old can do it. Yes, today the World Quake League launched today. The World Quake League's goal is to provide the excitement of a playing in a professional sports league to anyone in the world. The WQL is an amateur gaming league.Hacked Bot Article
The World Quake League's inaugural season will be the 99-00 season, playing the next ID hit Quake Arena. The league will play its first game around October, starting with exhibition matches. The WQL will consist of two different divisions, the North American Division and the World Division. Each division will then be further split up into two divisions. The North American Division will consist of the Canadian and American divisions, and the World Division will consist of the European and Asian divisions. The league will play what is known as Capture the Flag 8 on 8 games, using the yet-to-be-released ID title Quake Arena as it's main game in the 99-00 season.
The league is welcoming any potential WQL team managers who are interested in creating their own team, recruiting their players, holding practices, and every thing else that comes with managing their teams. These team managers will be known as team captains. These team captains are welcome to play as well. Teams will represent certain regions in the world. Team players are required to be physically in the region (or reasonably close to it). (You can find out more about becoming a team captain at the WQL website listed below)
The emphasis of the WQL is getting the players to have fun. The thrill of holding the Stanley Cup or World Cup high in the air is not something everyone will get a chance to experience. So the next best thing? Win the WQL Champion Cup, and become a local hero.
The WQL is now in need of official sponsors. Again, to find out more about being an official sponsor please visit the WQL website below.
You can visit the WQL website at http://www.quake2000.net/wql.