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Thursday Night Throwdown 08/26: Quake!

Well, technically it's QuakeWorld, but no matter how you slice it, we've got two solid hours of old-school FPS multiplayer action!

Again proving that Giant Bomb is forever on the bleeding edge of video-game technology, for this week's Thursday Night Throwdown we'll be playing Quake. Yeah, you heard me, Quake! The original! We'll be giving out the server IP details once the show starts, but if you wanna get ready to get gibbed, just get prepped with your QuakeWorld-compliant client of choice-- ezQuake and nQuake are both good options if vanilla QuakeWorld doesn't suit you, though nQuake is maybe a little too crazy for Mac users. Of course you'll also need Quake, which, if you don't have, is available on Steam.
 
It all starts at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time. It's gonna be nuts.
 
UPDATE: IT WAS TOTALLY NUTS. Go to the Official Giant Bomb Justin.tv Channel to watch the replay.
 


     

  
Also, this week Dave asked our community to provide some shine to our usually comical front door promo spot. The winning entry was made by cap123 but some very fine submissions were made by all.  Take a gander. 


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Posted by Ryan

Again proving that Giant Bomb is forever on the bleeding edge of video-game technology, for this week's Thursday Night Throwdown we'll be playing Quake. Yeah, you heard me, Quake! The original! We'll be giving out the server IP details once the show starts, but if you wanna get ready to get gibbed, just get prepped with your QuakeWorld-compliant client of choice-- ezQuake and nQuake are both good options if vanilla QuakeWorld doesn't suit you, though nQuake is maybe a little too crazy for Mac users. Of course you'll also need Quake, which, if you don't have, is available on Steam.
 
It all starts at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time. It's gonna be nuts.
 
UPDATE: IT WAS TOTALLY NUTS. Go to the Official Giant Bomb Justin.tv Channel to watch the replay.
 


     

  
Also, this week Dave asked our community to provide some shine to our usually comical front door promo spot. The winning entry was made by cap123 but some very fine submissions were made by all.  Take a gander. 


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Posted by Dany

Congrats cap123!

Posted by SmotPoker

Can't wait to watch.

Posted by Flappy

Tonight is gonna be amazing.  I'm lookin forward to it!

Posted by Fontan

Quake? This will be interesting.

Posted by TadThuggish

You do realize that as more and more comments are added, your retort of "first" will be entirely lost and unknown to 99.9% of the viewing audience, correct?

Posted by Fontan

By the way, when is 4 p.m. PDT? I hate time differences.

Posted by Somadude
@Dany said:
"Congrats cap123! "
Posted by FlyingRat
@Fontan said:
" By the way, when is 4 p.m. PDT? I hate time differences. "
Well that would depend on where you live wouldn't it?
Posted by Sarumarine

The more and more you paint Ryan Davis as a nefarious villain, the more he will believe it. Heh. Awesome promo image.

Online
Posted by Ho_Blivion
@Fontan:
UTC -8
Posted by Blueman

In honour of Quake, they should call this weeks TNT Thursday Night Throwback. (Sorry if somebody's already suggested this).

Posted by TheCreamFilling

 I shall gaze upon this glory!

Posted by FritzDude

Poor Ryan.

Posted by buckybit

 @Ryan said:

"it's gonna be nuts"

 
you bet, buddy!
Posted by ZeroCast

This is gonna be fun.

Posted by JJOR64

I wish I had the game.       :(

Edited by MikkaQ

Haven't seen any TNTs recently, I'm hyped for this. 
 
EDIT: Goddamnit, I left it to the last minute and can't seem to get Quake working online.

Posted by cap123

Hot damn my banner got picked! Thanks so much Dave, or whoever chose!

Posted by Dany
@Fontan said:

" By the way, when is 4 p.m. PDT? I hate time differences. "

 Here is the link
Posted by RampageAssassin
@cap123: Nice job on the banner duder
Posted by MajorToms

One of my favorites from the Photoshop thread lolol

Posted by cap123

Thanks guys :)
 
Screenshot saved!

Posted by Zimbo

I can't wait. Love me some TNT.

@cap123:

Congrats on the banner. I like it.

Posted by Fontan
@Ho_Blivion: Thank you very much. 
 
@Dany: Thank you for the kindness. 
Posted by Fontan
@FlyingRat: Shouldn't matter if GMT is used as reference.
Posted by granderojo

I have class on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 :(

Posted by Korone

I CAN'T WAIT. WAIT. QUAKE.

Posted by Diamond

I want in this TNT!  I MUST PLAY QUAKE WITH YOU DUDERS!

Posted by Robin_Gr

Quake never dies.

Posted by DukeTogo

All of those banners are pretty weak, including the so called "best" one.  The weird Dave one works the best, purely for the wtf factor.

Posted by DevWil

hope everyone has a blast. 
 
this was kinda the first TNT i was interested in, but i don't really wanna throw down $10 to play quake for what will most certainly be just one time.

Posted by Llama

whats the server ip

Posted by Tuggah

Never played Quake before, this will be neat to see.

Posted by zaglis

oh god oh man oh god oh man oh god oh MAN.

Posted by Jack_Daniels

Wow, Im getting 318 fps on quake! But it may be higher... It never changes from 318

Posted by kollay

Third from last is FUCKING beautiful.

Posted by august

Wait... is vanilla QuakeWorld or (gl QuakeWorld) really compatible with an ezQuake server? That dosen't seem right.
Posted by kerikxi

Oh god, all of those are great. Good work guys.

Posted by yates
@august said:
" Wait... is vanilla QuakeWorld or (gl QuakeWorld) really compatible with an ezQuake server? That dosen't seem right. "
Yes.
Edited by Astrophyle

To those who bought Quake on Steam and are running Windows 7 64-bit, you may have to do some work to get GLQuake and GLQuakeWorld to work without crashing on your system.  The following helped me get it working, and now it's actually much better due to all the nice enhancements to the game.  This is courtesy of WidescreenGamingForum.
                                     Engine: Dark Places

Games supported: Quake, mission packs
Widescreen solution: Native
Detailed report

Quake

Download Dark Places and extract it to an empty directory, and call it "Quake" or something that will remind you that it is Quake 1. Keep that directory open in a window.

Open another window and go to <steamDir>\SteamApps\common\quake.

Copy the folder "Id1" to your Dark Places directory.

Run darkplaces.exe to play Quake.  [You can rename this to Winquake.exe if you want to retain your Steam shortcut. -Audiophyle]

Mission packs

You must have followed the Quake instructions beforehand. These instructions assume you have both expansion packs.
Go to <steamDir>\SteamApps\common\quake.
Copy the folders "hipnotic" and "rogue" into your Dark Places directory. Then go to the Dark Places directory and create a file called "quake.bat."

Now, edit the file, and copy and paste this into it:        

@echo off 
echo Quake + expansions
echo 1: Quake
echo 2: Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
echo 3: Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
set /p userinp=choose a number (1-3):
goto %userinp%
:1
goto end
:2
set game%=hipnotic
goto end
:3
set game%=rogue
goto end
:end
darkplaces.exe -game %game%
  Run quake.bat to get a menu that lets you pick which mission pack to play. 


I actually prefer the alternative of copying your desktop Quake shortcut and simply adding the following to your command.  If you renamed your darkplaces.exe to winquake.exe, it would be:   
 For mission pack 1: 
 <steam dir>\steamapps\common\quake\winquake.exe -game hipnotic
 For mission pack 2:
 <steam dir>\steamapps\common\quake\winquake.exe -game rogue
So use whatever floats your boat.
-Audiophyle 
]  


Music patch

This is an optional patch you may install to re-enable Quake's music. The data archive is encrypted, and will only install if you have Quake and its expansion packs, and have followed all of the instructions above.
Download the patch here. Extract its contents to the Darkplaces directory. Run the file "difdepak.exe," and then wait a few minutes. If all goes well, it should eventually say:  

Everything is Ok  Press any key to continue . . .
   

 The music is now re-enabled. At this point, you may delete the files "control" and "pak.zip" to free up disk space. You can run the game with quake.bat, and the music should play.

Notice: This patch is distributed with assumed tacit permission from Activision. If either id or Activision requests that we take down this patch, we will, but we are hopeful they will embrace it in the spirit of the community.

Posted by Driadon
@august: I believe the only differences between the two are graphics engines, UI and some server browsers. The actual underlying network code is identical, from my understanding.
Posted by cooljammer00

Is that one the GB crew and Fatality?

Posted by Djeffers03

Haha Im loving the promos, especially the final one!

Edited by DaiMacculateZ

Not sure about how nQuake is too crazy for Mac users; you put the .pk files in your home folder, open the terminal, and paste the commands from the install.txt file that comes with the Mac nQuake download into it, which in this case is just ./<name of nQuake install file>
 
Obviously you can also just leave the .pk files where they are and cd to them, but most people leave their terminal set to open on their home directory so seems simpler to just put them there, IMO.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Bought Quake on Steam and am ready to go (I think). Do I just select GLQuakeWorld from Steam and then type Connect along with the address they give?

Posted by swamplord666

watching the fatal1ty vs toxic match in 2006 to psych this up :) I'm expecting the same ya hear boys??

Posted by MeatSim

Enjoying all the promo art.

Posted by Maleverus

Its 4 lets do this.

Posted by Sigmund

Is it bad that the first TNT I get really excited about is for a game that's 14 years old?  
 
God, I love Quake.

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