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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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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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Congrats cap123!

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Can't wait to watch.

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

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Quake? This will be interesting.

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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?

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

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@Dany said:
"Congrats cap123! "
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@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?
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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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@Fontan:
UTC -8
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In honour of Quake, they should call this weeks TNT Thursday Night Throwback. (Sorry if somebody's already suggested this).

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 I shall gaze upon this glory!

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Poor Ryan.

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 @Ryan said:

"it's gonna be nuts"

 
you bet, buddy!
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This is gonna be fun.

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I wish I had the game.       :(

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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.

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

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@cap123: Nice job on the banner duder
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One of my favorites from the Photoshop thread lolol

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Thanks guys :)
 
Screenshot saved!

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I can't wait. Love me some TNT.

@cap123:

Congrats on the banner. I like it.

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@Ho_Blivion: Thank you very much. 
 
@Dany: Thank you for the kindness. 
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@FlyingRat: Shouldn't matter if GMT is used as reference.
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I have class on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 :(

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I CAN'T WAIT. WAIT. QUAKE.

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

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Quake never dies.

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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.

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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.

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whats the server ip

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

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

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

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Third from last is FUCKING beautiful.

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Wait... is vanilla QuakeWorld or (gl QuakeWorld) really compatible with an ezQuake server? That dosen't seem right.
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Oh god, all of those are great. Good work guys.

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

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@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.
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Is that one the GB crew and Fatality?

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Haha Im loving the promos, especially the final one!

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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.

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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?

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

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Enjoying all the promo art.

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Its 4 lets do this.

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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.