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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Quake Memories

Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 02:40
Happy 25th Birthday, Quake
Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 02:40
I didn't properly get into Quake until the 3rd. I was still an Amiga-boy when the original launched.
Even then it wasn't until I played the Dreamcast one.
On PC, I had Unreal Tournament, and that was more than enough.
On the Dreamcast, UT didn't quite feel right, and I preferred QIIIA instead.

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Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 03:56
Yeah I was still rocking with the Amiga when Q1 was released (1996), but when I got we got our first PC (Pentium 150Mhz (which I overclocked to 166Mhz )) it was on of the first games I bought... must have been around '97...

Never got into UT.
Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 04:24
I was REALLY into UT. With all the mods maps and mutators, the gameplay was seemingly endless.
I had a PS1 styled gamepad for the PC, and found that holding the right hand side of the controller in my left hand, so I had easy access to all four face buttons and the two triggers, worked really well with the mouse in my right hand.
Mmmm.. Power Destruction!!

I see Epic are looking to relaunch UT, with their Online "Free to play" Pre-Alpha thing (which has seemingly been there for quite a while).
.. But. Honestly, I just don't trust modern games.
You KNOW that every single mod, map and mutator is going to cost £££ each, nowadays.

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Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 08:33
I was never into the original Quake - I preferred Doom. I loved Quake II though. Had Q3 on Dreamcast, and enjoyed a fair few local PvP matches. but really, that was it. If there are other Quake games, I haven't played them and don't really care.

I also preferred the TimeSplitters games to Quake too.
Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 08:53
Timesplitters was awesome!
Been playing it recently on the Dolphin GameCube Emulator.
Aaah, memories.

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Posted : Thursday, 24 June 2021, 13:47
The new early access Quake isn't too bad, unfortunately it makes me motion sick like nothing else.

I miss Unreal Tournament 2004 and you can't beat the feel of the old Quake 3 engine games.

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Posted : Friday, 25 June 2021, 04:19
It was my first FPS game. After seeing Warcraft and Command and Conquer I sold my Amiga and went PC. The phonebill for online play with Quake was quite something back then. Also me and my brother went to a couple of Local Quake Lan Parties.
Posted : Friday, 25 June 2021, 04:35
And when the 3DFX patch came out

Posted : Saturday, 26 June 2021, 22:56
Literally was just checking out Quake stuff today, not even realizing there was an anniversary around. Cool. I really enjoyed the first 3 Quakes. To be honest, my first Quake experience & first online gaming community was Quake 3 Arena. Spent many fun late nights playing that one. Then my brother and I (the other half of ProHiScore Studios) got into modding Q3A. Did a lot of that, building maps, creating skins and weapons, etc. I definitely went backwards and played Quake 1 and 2 at some point. Thoroughly enjoyed those too. Especially liked the fact that Trent Reznor (NIN) did the soundtrack for Quake 1. Still have my copy of Quake 3 Arena somewhere around here with the original documentation to boot.