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Western Quake Weekly Update
by mayhemm @ [08:41 PM] July 31 2001
Team Combat Interview at Q3Center
Argyle sends a shout from those bad boys at WesternQ3
that they have posted their weekly update on the status of their bad@$$ Q3TC of
the same name. Within they talk about two new maps they are working on and
also send the good news that they have finalized the bank robbery gametype.
They also post some shots of one of them. Read all about it right here
by mayhemm @ [08:41 PM] July 31 2001
George (Kriger) Finamore sends word that he and Q3Center
have posted an interview with none other than Team Combat, the makers of the
Q3Mod Super Heroes 3 (I remember the one for Q1=)) If ya wanna read it or
find out WTF this mod is all about go on and give the interview
by mayhemm @ [08:34 PM] July 31 2001
Point Release 1.29h
Here's some news for all of you MacHeadQuakers out there....:-/ Well,
errr, Graeme Devine has updated his .plan to say that you guys don't need a Q3A
1.29f. Here's what he had to say:
1.29f Mac is 100% compatible
with 1.29g, the fixes are almost all WIN32 related input/sound etc.
There are no networking changes, QVM or othersuch evil things we've done in
the pass to force everyone to upgrade. There's a forthcoming build that
addresses the 1.29g build and that will be made available on all platforms,
but meanwhile there will be nada zip zero no build of 1.29f for the Mac
because we've already moved on from 1.29f. And besides, we're working on DOOM.
So, there ya go. Don't say we dont' support our
by CauTeRiZeR @ [08:54 PM] July 31 2001
Q3A Patch Status
Well here it is...what we all have been waiting for! Robert Duffy has updated his plan with Point Release 1.29h! This will be the beta until after QuakeCon.
Get it here from ID Software's FTP.
The ID server is getting hammered at present so you might need to attempt several times.
by mayhemm @ [08:20 PM] July 30 2001
ArenaScout 1.2 Ready For Download
Looks like iDSoftware is working pretty quickly to fix the problems with the
installer for the Q3 patch that was released a few days ago--at least that is
what Robert Duffy said in his .plan update today. Here's the whole thing
cut'n'pasted just fer you :)
We have made the fixes we wanted to make to the latest version, including
having the proper pak files in the full installer. We did not make any input
code changes between 1.29f and 1.29g, but we did link with a different version
of Directx ti get NT Sound functioning properly. This fixed NT 4.0 sound but
produced an FPS loss on some systems and changed the way input was working as
well which allowed in_mouse == 1 to work like some folks like but causes mouse
wheel problems under some versions of Intellipoint. We have since done the
We are testing this now and should release it in the am. Thanks.
- Re-linked to a later version of DirectX. -Set Directx up to use sound
compatible with Directx 3
- Made one small tweak to the input code which allows in_mouse to function
correctly when set to -1 ( old sensitivity ) this should make both input
- Fixed a potential server crash.
be sure to give you a heads up as soon as we hear anything.
by mayhemm @ [05:10 PM] July 30 2001
WFA 3.0 and Q3A 1.29g NOGO
Fuel from Clan DNA
, has sent word that ArenaScout, their server browser for mIRC 5.9+
has been released this time as version 1.2. Here's a little of what has been changed:
- Fixed the bug where if the server you were querying replied or timed out after you had selected another server the server you had just selected would be overwritten with the just queried server.
- You should now be able to click on IPs encased in brackets. For example (127.0.0.1:27960) should work.
- Made the dialog vertically larger by 60 pixels to account for new features to be added (lists have been extended downwards, buttons moved, etc.)
- Included an Auto Refresh button on the Scout tab. Press it in to automatically refresh the selected server every 2 seconds.
- Included a set of predefined searches for the search tab. Selecting one will choose the options listed automatically. Help on how to add your own is in the search.ini file.
- On the servers tab you can now select multiple servers from the list and delete or arrange them.
- Added the ability to select multiple items from the id master server list so you can add more than one at a time.
- Included the option to use colors in the report message. By default they're off and if the channel you're reporting to is +c (no colors) they won't show up so your message will.
- Added options to filter results from the id master server - you can filter by gamename and/or gametype. See the help for further information.
Read more about this add-on right here
by mayhemm @ [08:22 PM] July 29 2001
Possible New Point Release again?
Everyone who has downloaded the recently released WFA 3.0, and have installed
it--and are getting ready to install the new point release for Q3A may want to
give pause.† Seems that the WFA
peeps have updated their website with a
little warning about imcompatibilities between Q3A 1.29g and WFA 3.0.†
Here's a cut'n'paste from their news page:
>1.29g doesn't seem to work with 1.29f and WFA. I
recommend that you continue to use 1.29f.
For those that have installed 1.29g and are locking up or crashing.
I also recommend server admins continue to use 1.29f, as from reading forum
posts on 1.29g it appears the "fixed" list is mostly bogus. Things
reported as fixed aren't and things that should have been fixed aren't even
If you ignore this and get 1.29g anyway, do not use the exe install. It has
a bug overwriting files. Instead use the auto updater that came with 1.29f.
Thanks goes out to Captured.com
for giving me the heads up.† Read more about it right here
by CauTeRiZeR @ [09:32 AM] July 28 2001
According to Robert Duffy over at ID, a fix may be put out today to address some possible issues with the win32 installer on 1.29g, which was released yesterday. We will keep you posted on any new developments as soon as they occur.
New Point Release for Q3A
by awoq @ [08:04 PM] July 27 2001
WFA 3.0 Released!
Yet another new point release for Q3A has been offered to the public.
Q3A version 1.29g point release is now available on the id Software site
and other mirrors
. The new version is for Windows and Linux machines only with the Mac version to be released later. When will this
all end? No one is currently sure...
Here is a list of fixes/enhancements:
- Players joining (and apparently leaving) the game cause everyone to hitch
- fs_handleforfile: none free ERROR
- After last level of tier game doesn't stay on trophy screen, instead it takes
you directly to next tier screen
- No sound in NT 4.0 at all with 1.29f PR
- There is a shader bug in Pro-q3dm6
- Developer cheats like R_Showtris have been disabled in the PR (they were
never disabled, the user simply needs to run the game with ď+set developer 1Ē
minus quotes, at the command line.
- Made /startOrbit cheat protected
- Rcon issues now resolved.
- fs_basegame isn't published to clients
- Fixedlegs command in the animation config is apparently not working
- + and - cvars fixed
by awoq @ [09:24 PM] July 26 2001
The Weapons Factory Arena
team has released version 3.0. The new version, which supports Q3A v1.29f, is available
for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux as full versions or upgrade patches. Grab it while it's hot on the WFA
by mayhemm @ [02:15 PM] July 26 2001
Q3 DM Map Review @ Z-Axis
This is pretty good news :-) The boys of Silicon-Ice
, err you know, the peeps who coded UrbanTerror
have just updated the UrbanTerror website with some welcome news for all of us
who happen to be addicted to their bad@$$ Q3TC. They have added a files
section to their site, so you can get any file you need to play UT. They
have also added a map section, wherein they will be providing space for user
created maps as well as their up coming map release (no, they don't say when
they are going to release it.) They also talk about TerrorStrike.net
an online message board and support resource for UT fans, and--get this, a
server list resource. Anyhow, if you can get more news or want to find out
more of the nitty gritty go ahead and give them a visit right here
by mayhemm @ [11:20 PM] July 25 2001
WesternQ3 Weekly Update..
Karnatos from Z-Axis
gives us a little change from mod map reviews by
pointing us all to a good ol' quake3 dm map review by North. Today's map
is called Savage Palace
by The_Taurus, a new mapper on the Quake
Scene. Here's a little of what North had to say about the map:
maps have a complete originality about them, offering architecture and game
play that is slightly different to what the norm is. As well, some maps follow
a tried and tested formula of structure and focus. This is the case with
Savage Palace. It seems to follow the common model for the majority of Q3A DM
maps. Now, this isnít a bad thing people. The reason this type of map is
ďtried and testedĒ is because it offers something worthwhile in the form
of a solid, basic Q3A death match.
Read the rest of the review
by mayhemm @ [03:06 PM] July 24 2001
Q3F New Weapon Wallpapers
Mark "The_judgE" Argyle sends word that the WesternQuake
has been updated with their weekly news. They talk about their
(a place to get WesternQuake maps) and it's launch. They also
talk about the status of their kewl@$$ Q3TC, and what items they have on their
weekly agenda. To top it off, they show off some new screenshots
of a map they are reworking. Go ahead and give 'em a visit
by mayhemm @ [02:58 PM] July 24 2001
WFA Map Review @ Z-Axis
Locki from the Q3F Team
seven new wallpapers, which showcase some of
the new weapons featured in their upcoming beta2 release. For those of you
who don't know WTF Q3F is, here's a cut'n'paste from their FAQ to get ya up to
Q3F is developed by The Q3F Development Team, and is a
modification (MOD) to the fantastic game 'Quake 3 Arena', developed by id
Software and distributed by Activision.
Our goal with Q3F was to modify the multi-player aspects of Quake 3 to
create a much more team-oriented experience. We hope we've achieved this
through the implementation of different player classes such as Soldier, Agent
and Paramedic, all with unique weapons, strengths and abilities.
A large part of the team-play aspect comes from Q3F's support for several
game-objective possibilities, which include 'Capture the Flag', 'Command
Point' and 'Capture and Hold' styles of play.
You'll find full explanations of all the classes, weapons, maps and game
styles contained both within the online documentation and the read distributed
with our modification.
I just got done looking at their shots page and let me tell
ya, there's a lot of eye-candy to look at. They seem to have as many
custom levels as Q3 had in it's release, and they look pretty d@mn
professionally done. You can read about Q3F and check out the shots right here
by mayhemm @ [02:56 PM] July 23 2001
James Bro--errr, Karnatos from Z-Axis
shows just how hard he works with a WFA
map review that has just been posted to Z-Axis. The map in question is
called Front Fort 1
by Mattew "Tannis" Ferland, as reviewed by
Arklight. This map
is actually based on a chateau in Quebec, so I'm sure it will be a treat for the
person who is sick of the techiefuture type of map. Here's a cut'n'paste
from the review:
The layout in this map brings many factors into your
experience, with many different rooms, walls, and flag room being small.
Defense will find themselves at a disadvantage. Offense can easily grapple
around and out of sight. For those of you who just like to sniper on the
public servers you will get your chance, FFort1 offers with its height many
great spots to snipe from. Not sure if I would recommend this map for clan
matches but it could always be a contender, and a welcome change of pace.
out the review or the c00L@$$ screenies right here
by mayhemm @ [08:01 PM] July 22 2001
PainKeep Arena Soundpack Available
Hmmmm. Seems like the perfect time for our cousins from across The Sea
to be advertising their wares. No D00d!! I'm not talking about WaREz hehe;
I'm talking about DeF'RaG from France and their Q3Mod of the same name!! DeF'RaG
errrr, I'll just cut and paste from their page, so they can let ya
know WTF their mod is all about:
The DeF'RaG is a SOLO mod for Q3A
based on your ability and not on your skill against bots or human players.
Therefore you can practice and perfect you on every imaginable and possible
trick of Q3A. In fact, as you know it, the more mobility you have, the more
victories you can hope.
The DeF'RaG consists in doing as fast as possible several timered challenges
and runs. The mod, which is compatible with Q3A v1.27 and v1.29 and NOT run on
earlier versions, is necessary to use the timer and the various options of the
As you can see, the DeFRaG is a training and improvement mod and also a real
competition mod which leaves you alone against a impartial judge: the TIME !!
For the challengers, the five best players of each map will see their
respective TIMES and DEMOS be published on the site. We are waiting
impatiently for the most beautiful records....!!!
Go ahead and
give 'em a visit
by mayhemm @ [07:53 PM] July 22 2001
King of the Mountain
bad@$$es behind PainkeepArena
have sent a shout out to all of us announcing the availability of their custom
music pack for PKA2.6. The music pack weighs in at around 70 megs,
and features custom music from Love Candy, Tom Harmon and the person behind
"Music to Frag by" James Grote. You can grab that sucka right here
by mayhemm @ [07:40 PM] July 22 2001
From across the big ocean in Germany comes a new Q3Mod called King of the
Mountain, by kamist and
. Although it's a new mod, it's not a new premise. King
of the Mountain takes it's idea from the King of the Hill mods of Q2, HalfLife,
UT, and Delta Force, where the goal of the game is to occupy a certain area for
as long as possible to win the game. The mod team has also included some
custom maps for the gameplay. If you're interested in hearing more about
this mod, or even downloading and playing that bad boy, go ahead and check out
their site right here
by mayhemm @ [12:22 AM] July 21 2001
Wow. I don't know how I missed this, but I have to point it out to
you. Two days ago, EAGames
updated their Metal of Honor:
website with two gameplay movies from their upcoming game of
the same name, which uses a way
modified Q3Engine. If you wanna get some real w00D, check the movies out:
Remember that those cool screenshots of explosions come from
this little gameplay movie. Make sure you have Quicktime installed or you
won't be able to see this. Check out the MOHAA site right here
to see more
by mayhemm @ [02:11 PM] July 20 2001
Quake 3 Arena Map Review @ Z-Axis
mod team has posted some new screenshots of their upcoming Q3TC
of the same name. WTF is Crossfire? I had the same question, so I
decided to hit their FAQ to find out. Here's a snip:
is a total Conversion for Quake3Arena, that means : All aspects of Quake3Arena
have been modified and changed. We ( that's the Crossfire Team ) have tried to
modify especially the multiplayer aspects to create a much more team oriented
game. Through the implementation of different playerclasses, it is
necessary for the team members to join forces and work together to be able to
win. Each Team has its own playerclasses, each of them with unique weapons and
Here's a short list of features that will be included in the TC:
- about 20 Different Target Zones to simulate realistic Damage
- Completely new Gamemodes
- 6 different Playerclasses
- 2 Teams ( Terrorists and SWAT ) - all about 20 weapons
- Weapon Modifications ( Laser Accessoires, Grenade Launcher Addon, Silencer
- New animated Playermodels
- completely new realistic physics in quake3
- over 30 new Console Commands and Cvars
- fully bot support
- about 12 maps ( including over 100 new textures )
- New UI Main Menu
- Unique Items ( like Night Vision Goggles, Thermatic Goggles etc. )
- different kinds of grenades : Flashbang, Smoke Grenades, Senfgas Grenades
- Radio Commands allowing the players to communicate with each other
Hmmm. Seems like the 'net' has been getting pretty flooded lately with
"realistic, class-based, teamplay mods." It's all good, though
with the sheer number of TCs out, it will be easy to miss the really good
one. I hope these guys deliver what they want to do with this one.
You can read more about this mod--and see the screenshots, hehe--right here
by mayhemm @ [01:54 PM] July 20 2001
QCheck 3.1.0 Released
Karnatos continues his impression of "Quakedom's James Brown" by posting yet
another Q3A map for review. This time, Requiem's Duel Twilight
steps into the reviewing spotlight of Z-Axis
and North, the reviewer. Wanna know a little of what
was said about this map? Here's a cut'n'paste:
review, I am throwing my bias out the window. Why? Well, if I didnít,
Requiem would probably be on the receiving end of a stereotypical
ďI-hate-space-mapsĒ review. Mind you that is not the only reason Iíve
given my preconceived views the boot. Iím reviewing this map, because I
liked it. Yes, I, North, enjoyed playing this map. This isnít the type of
map that will make you drool with its astounding use of lighting and
texturing. Though by saying this I donít want to give you the impression
that this isnít a solid map. It is.
North goes on to award this
map a 31/2 out of 5. Go ahead and check out the review and the screenshots
by mayhemm @ [09:01 AM] July 19 2001
And the World keeps turning.....and deth from Qcheck
is a fine example of
that statement. Every few weeks he comes out with a new version of QCheck,
squashing bugs here and adding features there. Of course, it works out for
all of us, cuz we get a kick@$$ tool to use with mIRC
and Quake!! Today he
has released version 3.1.0. Here's a cut'n'paste of his release statement:
This release sports many new features, including support for The All-Seeing
Eye server browser, a Favorites List, Plugins, and more. There are a few bug
fixes as well (and probably a few new bugs...). The current installer allows
the user to choose between English, Danish, French, and German installations
of the script.
QCheck is a highly configurable addon for mIRC that sets the
user "away" and makes customized announcements in IRC when he/she
joins a game server through GameSpy and other supported Server Browsers. The
addon has been in development since early 1998 and supports every game that
the Server Browsers support.
Read more about it--or just get
by mayhemm @ [08:44 AM] July 19 2001
Another Z-Axis Map Review!!??
Trujen gives us a shout pimpin' (and hoping we'll post something about it
here, no doubt) his Q3Mod called QuakeWorldArena. QuakeWorldArena
according to Trujen, is a Q3Mod for all of those deathmatchers who miss all the
great weapons, maps, and physics of Quake1 multiplayer deathmatch--but adds some
features that only Q3 can give. Here's a little list of features:
- original Quake maps
- original Quake style backpacks support
- original Quake player/weapon physics
- original Quake sounds and new sound fx
- original Quake rocket explosion
- original Quake console commands using the "\" parameter
- added original Quake powerups (ring, quad, pent, bio-suit)
- added original Quake weapons (axe, sg, ssg, ng, sng, gl, rl, lg)
- double telewarp support
- centered weapons
- ammo sharing support
- all ranger color skins as well as new army skins
- intelligent bots
So there ya go. If you wanna read some more about this mod, or look at some of the screenshots, go ahead and check 'em out right
by mayhemm @ [11:09 AM] July 18 2001
Another Z-Axis Map Review!
Karnatos, the hardest workin' man in Quake-bizzness--also from Z-Axis
sent word that they have posted yet another
map review for your perusal.†
Reviewed by dolomite, Cast Into Shadows
, by Dana (Quartz) Jan, is a Q3CTF
map that, in dolomite's words, "is the best Q3CTF level ... thus
far."† Sounds like a pretty strong endorsement for a Q3CTF map.†
Here's a little more from the review:
There is really nothing wrong with this level. Get it, play it -- and
mappers... study it.
Brushwork is flawless. Texturing is grand, yet not overdone. Lighting is
beautiful. But CTFers will know that the gameplay is what counts and Cast Into
Shadows reeks of gameplay. Bots seem intelligent on the level. The level is
indeed unique, in that it doesn't steal to please. Everything is new and
Dolomite gives this map a "5 feet" rating,
so you may want to check it out.† I'm downloading it right now.† Just
by mayhemm @ [11:19 PM] July 16 2001
PainKeep Full Ready for Download!!
Karnatos from Z-Axis
sends word that one of their review goons, Arklight, has
just finished and posted a review of Urban Decay, a WFA map by RavenOus.
Does he have anything good to say about the map in the review? You bet he
does! Here's a cut'n'paste to juice ya up:
Ravenous, thank god,
goes for originality; I have looked and so far have not seen a bridge over
water connecting two bases, which I must say, please try something else, heh.
Urban decay does offer Public gamers a chance to play WFA in different
settings and a change from the same old Slab kind of maps. The Originality in
this map really adds on to the feel of being in an urban city instead of where
most WFA maps are made from the same mold and take away from each other.
the rest of the review or check out those sweet-@$$ screenshots right here
by mayhemm @ [11:21 AM] July 17 2001
WesternQ3 Weekly Update..
a shout in their second update in a week that they have now made version 2.6 of
their popular, kick@$$ mod, PainkeepArena
ready for download, and it's the full version!!† If you've never checked
out this mod you have to try it once.† PKArena is a partial conversion of
Quake3Arena, which brings 21 new maps, all new weapons and kewl-@$$ gameplay into the mix, in
what has been called the "biggest, baddest free-for-all dm mod on the
planet!!"† Right now there aren't any mirrors, but there should be
soon.† The game weighs in at a hefty 89,5 megs so ya better bring your big
pipe if you don't want to spend the whole week downloading it.† You can
find out more about PKArena right here
or just grab that sucker right here
if you want.
UPDATE -- The original download location was swamped by peeps scrambling to
get the PKArena, so TeamEvolve found two more mirrors.
Here they are:
- [ File
Planet ] 89,527 KB (PKA 2.6) | Costa Mesa, CA, USA
] 89,527 KB (PKA 2.6) | Austrailia
by mayhemm @ [02:30 PM] July 16 2001
Q3A Map Reviews @ Z-Axis
Mark Argyle of Western Quake
fame has sent word that they have posted the
weekly status update of......drumroll please!!...Western Quake!!† He talks
about the new music they will add to the game, some new features, the status of
server availability, and even some screenshots.† You can check 'em out
case you don't know WTF Western Quake is all about, here's a little cut'n'paste
from their FAQ:
WesternQ3 is a mod which wants to bring the awesome wild
west-atmosphere to your stunning quake 3 engine! It will feature all new maps,
weapons, skins and everything else I forgot! You will never play anything else
Hmm, some quote :)† To put it all in a nutshell,
Western Quake is a total conversion of Quake3Arena, which takes the player back
to the "good ol' days" of gunfights and shootouts when Western America
was still the frontier.† WQ3 features a "dueling" gametype and
"bank robbery" mission-based gametype.† The mod authors will be
adding RPG features such a reward system and will give you a chance to earn
money--to buy new weapons, of course.† Go ahead and give 'em a little visit
by awoq @ [01:12 PM] July 15 2001
New QRec v4.00 Release
There are two new map reviews waiting for your attention at Z-Axis
The first review is a Tournament-Style map (1v1) named Under My Skin
by Joel "WViperW" McDonald.
The second review is a Capture The Flag map named Chromos Propaganda
by Equino-x Forever.
Check out Z-Axis
for these maps and many more!
by awoq @ [01:03 PM] July 15 2001
MOHAA Interview @ EAGames
v4.00, the demo recorder for Kingpin, Quake 2, and Quake 3, has just been
released . The new release supports Quake 3 v1.29f and has been totally rewritten.
Here is a list of what is new in this version:
- ENTIRE REWRITE. QRec v4.00 has been totally written from scratch.
Why? I wanted to clean it up and remove the advertising idea, as
well as other changes. Read on...
- WINDOWS NOTE: The "MapName" and "AutoSlash" features of QRec will
NOT work with any Windows version other than 9x. This means if you
are using Windows NT, 2000, ME, or XP, then these features will NOT
be available for your use. Sadly, nothing can be done to fix this
because of the way those Operating Systems "protect" applications
from being accessed by others. You can still use QRec to record
your demos, perform condumps, and do screenshots, but the map name
simply can NOT be included as part of the filenames.
- CHANGE OF CONCEPT: QRec is now 100% Freeware and the advertising
concept has been shot to hell like it always should have been. :)
As a side-effect (!) QRec now starts immediately instead of with a
delay due to the attempted ad downloads. Rock on! :)
- MAJOR ENHANCEMENT: Support for Q3 versions v1.11, v1.17, and v1.29f.
This means you can use QRec with a clean off-the-CD install (v1.11),
or with the very popular v1.17 release, or with the latest official
patch (v1.29f). No longer do you need to keep older versions of
QRec around just to play v1.11 or v1.17 with it.
- MAJOR ENHANCEMENT: You can now do JPEG screenshots with Quake 3, as
well as the default TGA screenshots.
- MAJOR ENHANCEMENT: The graphical interface is BACK and the need to
edit settings via "qrec.ini" is GONE. Just click QRec's icon in the
system tray (next to your PC's clock) during gameplay and change the
settings ON THE FLY: that's right, no need to restart QRec to apply
the changes. Note: This requires that you can access your Desktop
during gameplay, which can be accomplished by switching to windowed
mode in the game. QRec keeps separate settings for each game it
supports, so for example your Quake 2 settings won't affect Quake 3.
- NOTES: Although the interface is back, QRec is still designed to be
run instead of the game being played. For example, to use QRec with
Quake 2 you must run QRec.exe instead of Quake2.exe, and likewise
for the other games. Command line options are accepted by QRec and
passed on to the game being played.
by mayhemm @ [09:46 AM] July 15 2001
Jedi Knight2: Jedi Outcast New Screenshot
I finally found out when MOHAA (Medal of Honor: Allied Assault)
coming out. No specific date other than "Fall 2001," but sheesh,
that's better than "When It's Doneô" I also found out that
it's being developed in.....Tulsa, OK! Where did I get this info?
Well, the guys behind MOHAA, 2015, recently sat down with the publishers, EAGames
, in an interview to put us all in the know. Just in case you've
been living under a rock, MOHAA is a Q3Engine-powered-Bad@$$-realistic-lookin'
game which will put the player in the shoes of a soldier during WWII. If
you haven't yet, you
just GOTTA look at the screenshots
! Here's a cut'n'paste from the
interview to give ya sum w00D:
Q: Medal of Honor Allied Assault uses the powerful Quake III graphics
engine. What challenges or opportunities has this provided to the development
team for the first Medal of Honor adventure on the PC?
ST: The Quake III engine is extremely versatile and allows the
development team to create vast levels that are exponentially larger than
anything we've been able to do before -- both inside and out. The biggest thing,
from a technology standpoint, is that it finally lets us realize the dream of
building an Omaha Beach level that lives up to expectations that people have
coming from a game in the Medal of Honor series. It was impossible to pull off
before, but combine the talented team at 2015 with the Quake III technology and
D-Day suddenly becomes a reality....
Q: Do the missions involve stealth tactics, all-out assaults, or a
combination of both?
ST: Medal of Honor Allied Assault runs the gamut of disguise levels that
involve stealth, missions where the player needs to cooperate with a squad to
achieve its goals, sniper duels in an occupied French town, and all-out combat
on a grand scale between the Allies and the Germans. It's everything in the
previous games and a lot, lot more.
Read the rest of the interview right here
by mayhemm @ [10:50 AM] July 14 2001
UrbanTerror 2.2 Released
a Quake-Engined game, but just another Q3TC, albeit one that
has been professionally made and costs $$?† With that question in mind, we
can talk about LucasArt's
Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
The cool thing about JK2 is that LucasArts is not developing it; Raven is.†
Yes Raven, the same developer that always seems to improve on the quake engine
to give us kick@$$ games--with a story.† Anyways :), the Jedi Outcast site
has been updated with a new in-game screenshot showing off one of the game
characters.† Check it our right
While you're at it, why don't you visit the JK2
home and find out what this game is all about.† Props goes out to VoodooExtreme
for giving me the heads up.
by mayhemm @ [02:31 PM] July 13 2001
New Gamespy 3D 2.54
Some of you have been hearing the noise about Silicon
bad@$$ Q3TC, UrbanTerror
and that nasty version 2.1 "disappearing" bug, which everybody has
been screaming about. Well, today, they released version 2.2, and they
have fixed the bug (heh-unless there is another one ready to rear it's ugly
head.) Here's a cut'n'paste from their news page:
The release of Beta 2.1 for Urban
Terror corrected many annoyances with with mod [readme.txt
for 2.1, but introduced a few issues that
were causing problems on the servers. With this in mind,Silicon
Ice Development has spent the past week in search of answers. We have
finally corrected the issues, such as the invisibility, the knife, we reset
the spawn points and added code to prevent close spawning of teams. We also
added the ability to use extra ammo with the HK69.
So there ya go and the world still turns. BTW, I'm itching
to snipe a few of ya ;-) so meet me at the nearest Q3UT2 server!!
by awoq @ [12:26 PM] July 12 2001
New Q3Log v.1.30
A new version of Gamespy 3D
has surfaced on their website bringing the most popular server finder to version 2.54. The new version is for registered users and now supports the latest
patch for SoF, removes WON.net authentication requirements and adds a few
other gameplay tweaks. Also added to the new version is support for X-COM: Enforcer, a shooter set in the X-COM
universe that uses the Unreal Tournament engine. A new build for the shareware version is in the works and should be released soon.
by awoq @ [07:27 PM] July 11 2001
New PainKeep Arena Screenshots
A new version 1.30 of Q3Log
has been released. Q3Log is a utility that lets you log your Q3A client and server stats in more than just HTML.
Here is a description of the utility:
"Q3Log, unlike most other log parsers, does not just generate HTML. Instead it displays
its data inside a simple to use windows interface allowing the data to be sorted and
graphed and displayed in a much more flexible way."
This new version now supports Urban Terror Beta2.
Here is a list of improvements
- Changed Urban Terror variables to support Beta2.
- Added support for summed games.
- Fixed sorting of player lists and changed sorting to score based.
- Fixed main stats counting short games and games with no players.
- Fixed small frag and death tracking bug in some mods.
Find out more on the Q3Log
by awoq @ [02:52 PM] July 10 2001
UrbanTerror Beta2.1 Released
In an effort to keep us informed about the progress of PainKeep Arena
, Team Evolve has posted new screenshots of a new level they are currently testing in the news section on their website. Word is
that everything is going extremely well in testing, and the new alternative mode on the dragon is
making for some interesting gameplay.
by mayhemm @ [09:13 AM] July 10 2001
New Eternal Arena Version
Good News!! This is for peeps like me who, while
playing UrbanTerror beta2, were "missing" point blank shotgun
blasts. I was browsing on the web and noticed that VoodooExtreme
posted that Silicon Ice
, has released the long awaited beta
for the popular Quake3 TC, Urban
. Here's a cut'n'paste of some of the release notes just to give
ya sum wood :):
Silicon Ice Development has
completed work on the Beta 2.1 patch for Urban
Terror Beta 2. What originally began as a patch, which was to include new Urban
Terror levels is being released tonight as a patch only. Beta 2.1 will fix
quite a few annoying bugs that have been causing all sorts of issues since the
release of Beta 2 on June 1.
So there ya go peeps! You can get it right here
by awoq @ [11:39 AM] July 07 2001
GtkRadiant Testing Madness
Version 4.7 of the Eternal Arena
mod for Q3A has been released.
Quite a few new features and fixes have been added to this version.
Here is the list:
- New gfx and snd packs by Fusion
- Some old options removed
- Player settings back on mainmenu
- Slight change to the background menu gfx
- Demos put on setup menu
- New pre-defined game configs, ready to launch from ingame
- New weapons configuration screen Carnage gamemode - excessive blood and gibs,
and big explosions
- bugfix - Deaths on scoreboard removed, until I can fix them
- bugfix - Quadwhore random spawning in other gamemodes
- bugfix - Rocket Duel starting ammo now 30
by awoq @ [11:17 PM] July 06 2001
Happy 4th of July America!!
site has announced that nightly builds of their GtkRadiant map editor will be
available in the developer area.
Here's what they had to say about it:
In an effort to make the latest improvements to GtkRadiant available to everyone, we
are starting to release compiled versions of the current CVS source. We will update
those setups regularly on the nightly builds page.
Please note that the nightly builds are fairly untested binaries, and that they are not
meant to replace the stable release of GtkRadiant (1.1-TA).
by awoq @ [01:28 PM] July 04 2001
The staff of Q3Arena.com would like to wish all of our U. S. visitors a very happy independence day. With a little luck, we will be able to sneak away from our festivities and frag a few fellow Quakers.
Full Metal Jacket Q3A Mod Update
by awoq @ [05:15 PM] July 03 2001
Graeme Devine's .plan Updated
The Full Metal Jacket
team has updated their site today. The site contains new screens, mod updates, and a new section on the
website called armory. Check out the Full Metal Jacket
site for more details.
by mayhemm @ [01:14 PM] July 02 2001
AEStats 4.75 Released
Graeme Devine has updated this .plan with comments about his recently being
voted into the International Game Developers
. He---errr, I'll
just cut'n'paste that sucker right here :P
Some of you voted for me
to join the board of the IGDA (International Game Developers Association), a
position I am grateful to serve. We've just re-launched the IGDA website, if
you're at all interested in game development then this is a great site to
bookmark and visit for the forums and news. My stance to sneak onto the board
was wanting to look ahead and make it easier for new people in the industry to
come in at all levels, and understand what it is we do without having to go on
such a critical "trial by fire" of their first game. One of my ideas
there is my oft-talked-about, not-yet-done, public game development. I
still want to pursue this as game design remains a strong passion for me, and
making something real through a group seems to be a good way to run people
through the process. Anyway, this process will probably be something I now
want to do through the IGDA, allowing IGDA members (hey, joining the IGDA is
good for you!) to see the process in action. But not quite yet...
there's a lot of work out there this month for me. Between Apple stuff, Wolf,
DOOM, and Q3A engine stuff I need to grow more fingers and a second brain.
Kinda like John (although I think John has the faster processor).
by mayhemm @ [01:09 PM] July 02 2001
UI Enhanced 1.0 Ready for Download
Christopher Loewe of Aeon's Stats
has released a new version of
his nifty little stat parser to version 4.75.† Included in this release are
the following changes:
- added chaos ut (a ut mod) support with 18 weapon and 14 suicide
- added eternal arena (a q3a mod) support with 21 weapon and 15 suicide
- added deathmatch classic (a half-life mod) support with 9 weapon and 6
- added science and industry (a half-life mod) support with 13 weapon and 15
- added urban terror (a q3a mod) support with 16 weapon and 13 suicide
- updated infiltration (a ut mod) support with 13 weapon and 2 suicide
- updated tactical ops (a ut mod) support with 12 weapon and 2 suicide
- updated unreal tournament support with 17 weapon and 25 suicide
- had to drop strike fore (ut mod) support for now.
- updated the html header files to point to their site.
AEStats is useful in that it automatically generates stats based a server's
log file and generates ranking pages with meaningful stats in html format.†
Read about it or just download that sucker right here
by mayhemm @ [12:58 PM] July 02 2001
Eternal Arena 4.5
Hypothermia sends word that he has released version 1.0 of UI Enhanced
Quake 3.† So... just WTF is UI Enhanced?† It's a modification of the
User Interface supplied with Quake 3.† UI Enhanced only replaces the user
interface part of Quake 3, leaving the client and server game untouched. This
means it can work with other mods that only provide client and server code
changes, and anything in the default user interface of Quake 3 can be changed.†
Here's a short list of what UI Enhanced offers:
- Improved model and skin chooser: separating out model types from
the skins that go with them.
- Selection of separate head and team models in the model/skin
selection includes rotation controls for better range of viewing
- A model animator for preview of animations and sound fx.
- Enable or disable map items from the in-game menu.
- Current player model now shown on the startup menu page, and
tracks the cursor for better preview. Model is animated after a
short idle period. Direct link to player stats from the main menu
- Bot command menu system for use in Team DM and CTF gametypes. In
the style of the Unreal Tournament bot command menu. Key binding
added to the setup menu, and auto-close to the game options.
- Improvements to the addbot and removebot in-game menus: a picture
of the selected bot is shown, along with its skill icon, and team
colour if appropriate.
- In-game menu adds a Next Map command, for any map type, but
particularly tournaments. It also tries to put the tournament
player(s) back into a game, rather than let them wait for the combat
list to rotate.
There is more to the feature list than what I have posted, but in the interest of saving space, I have kept it short.†
The source code is actually available so that mod makers can incorporate it into
their mod.† In fact, one such mod, which uses UI Enhanced is the just
released Eternal Arena 4.5
You can check out screenshots of the UI, more of the above list or download it
by awoq @ [05:00 PM] July 01 2001
The Eternal Arena
site is now offering version 4.5 of their Q3A Mod. A great many improvements have been implemented in this new release including a new game mode called "Quad Whore" which sounds interesting.
Here is the list of new things included in this version:
- Player model now animated on main menu
- Dynamic ingame menu system
- Dynamic bot commands
- Improved Load & Save screens
- New screen to configure all ingame items
- New bot selection screen
- Choose random, listed or handpicked bots
- New map selection screen
- Choose set frag/time/capture limits
- Custom or Scripted limits
- New server setup system
- Animate model screen, and can rotate model
- New model/skin selections
- Removed particles from rocket trail
- Gamemode selection moved to new server setup
- Cosmetic menu changes
- Quad Whore: dominate with the quad
- PainFactor/Hunted gamemodes force GT_FFA to avoid conflicts
Get the download and find out more at the Eternal Arena site
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