Thursday Night Throwdown 08/26: Quake!

Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

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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#2 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

Congrats cap123!

#3 Posted by SmotPoker (40 posts) -

Can't wait to watch.

#4 Posted by Flappy (2404 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by Fontan (319 posts) -

Quake? This will be interesting.

#6 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

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?

#7 Posted by Fontan (319 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by Somadude (622 posts) -
@Dany said:
"Congrats cap123! "
#9 Posted by FlyingRat (1453 posts) -
@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?
#10 Posted by Sarumarine (2493 posts) -

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

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#11 Posted by Ho_Blivion (77 posts) -
@Fontan:
UTC -8
#12 Posted by Blueman (746 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1230 posts) -

 I shall gaze upon this glory!

#14 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Poor Ryan.

#15 Posted by buckybit (1517 posts) -

 @Ryan said:

"it's gonna be nuts"

 
you bet, buddy!
#16 Posted by ZeroCast (1882 posts) -

This is gonna be fun.

#17 Posted by JJOR64 (19548 posts) -

I wish I had the game.       :(

#18 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

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.

#19 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -
#21 Posted by RampageAssassin (438 posts) -
@cap123: Nice job on the banner duder
#22 Posted by MajorToms (456 posts) -

One of my favorites from the Photoshop thread lolol

#23 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -

Thanks guys :)
 
Screenshot saved!

#24 Posted by Zimbo (872 posts) -

I can't wait. Love me some TNT.

@cap123:

Congrats on the banner. I like it.

#25 Posted by Fontan (319 posts) -
@Ho_Blivion: Thank you very much. 
 
@Dany: Thank you for the kindness. 
#26 Posted by Fontan (319 posts) -
@FlyingRat: Shouldn't matter if GMT is used as reference.
#27 Posted by granderojo (1897 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by Korone (404 posts) -

I CAN'T WAIT. WAIT. QUAKE.

#29 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by Robin_Gr (139 posts) -

Quake never dies.

#31 Posted by DukeTogo (1516 posts) -

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.

#32 Posted by DevWil (974 posts) -

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.

#33 Posted by Llama (168 posts) -

whats the server ip

#34 Posted by Tuggah (1085 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by zaglis (912 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1598 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by kollay (1991 posts) -

Third from last is FUCKING beautiful.

#38 Posted by august (3911 posts) -

Wait... is vanilla QuakeWorld or (gl QuakeWorld) really compatible with an ezQuake server? That dosen't seem right.
#39 Posted by kerikxi (573 posts) -

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

#40 Posted by yates (400 posts) -
@august said:
" Wait... is vanilla QuakeWorld or (gl QuakeWorld) really compatible with an ezQuake server? That dosen't seem right. "
Yes.
#41 Edited by Astrophyle (224 posts) -

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.

#42 Posted by Driadon (3081 posts) -
@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.
#43 Posted by cooljammer00 (2302 posts) -

Is that one the GB crew and Fatality?

#44 Posted by Djeffers03 (2537 posts) -

Haha Im loving the promos, especially the final one!

#45 Edited by DaiMacculateZ (2 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5710 posts) -

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?

#47 Posted by swamplord666 (1815 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by MeatSim (10995 posts) -

Enjoying all the promo art.

#49 Posted by Maleverus (40 posts) -

Its 4 lets do this.

#50 Posted by Sigmund (10 posts) -

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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