Please note that updates before the year 2000 are from the old
site and have been entered on the site purely for entertainment value.
They've been put in exactly as they were on the old site
(except for screen shots) so any listed site links are probably wrong
and some of the colours will look plain awful. You have been warned :)
Archived News for December 1998
Ok, I'm back now
after a short Christmas break. I'm getting the Top 10 Quake and Quake 2
maps of the year ready and I'm also working on some Quake reviews.
I should, hopefully,
have the reviews and the Top 10 up on the site by Saturday.
Almost New Year Reviews
30/12/1998 - 19:11:51 (127.0.0.1)
Those of you
that visit Headshot's,
websites will have noticed the qboard. This is Headshots very own webboard.
I've asked to mirror it here, so I should hopefully be able to link it
up here. I recommend map authors go look at it now, its full of helpful
map making info.
a look at the counters on the Quake and Quake
2 pages it would appear that the Quake 2 reviews are just slightly
more popular than the Quake reviews =P. The good thing about these counters
is I get loads of details about the people who visit the site. For example
the majority of visitors to the Quake page use 800x640 resolution and IE4.
I was surprised to find some people use 1600x1200!!! If you use a resolution
higher than 1024x768, email me
and tell me does the site look ok?
may have noticed that Monsto and myself have put counters at the bottom
of the Quake and Quake
2 pages. Its basically to show which is the most popular page. I've
only just put the Quake counter in so Monsto's got a head start =).
26/12/1998 - 19:10:51 (127.0.0.1)
to all you Quakers. Hope you're all having a good Christmas where ever
25/12/1998 - 19:10:24 (127.0.0.1)
done 3 more Quake 2 reviews and I've now uploaded
all archives for all the reviews I've done, pop over to the old
reviews page and go from there. The majority of levels with 4+ have
pictures with them. Some reviews are little wierd though because they relate
to pictures which aren't there, I'll get round to sorting that out soon.
(ie. re-write the review)
This is probably
a long shot, but does anyone have a copy of old archives for the site,
when Taskmaster ran the site. We don't have them and neither does Taskmaster.
Any help would be good!
has released his first
Quake 2 map, which I recommend you go download now.
I've also added
another link, its for The
House Of CleaN which is a map author site. The site includes some tips
for map making which are worth a look.
with various people I've uploaded the reviews for Quake
and Quake 2 maps for the last month. Pictures
aren't working in all of them since some use the same names and I've got
to get it properly sorted. I eventually hope to have all the reviews I've
done up, but theres over 60 of them and some need to be converted from
the various site formats so it may take a while.
Old stuff up
22/12/1998 - 19:08:31 (127.0.0.1)
I've also fixed
site link since this daft git left a fullstop in which stopped the link
from working... Ahem. Sorry!
Heres this weeks
Quake and Quake 2
reviews. The old reviews have been updated
so don't forget to look there.
21/12/1998 - 19:07:29 (127.0.0.1)
thank you to Mr Shambler for
spamming all the message boards he knows to make sure people vote for their
top 10 maps. While I'm at it go visit his site, TEAMShambler
Quake Level Reviews
Some new links
to check out as well, like Skorpion's
Omibot Page. This site has loads of route files for the Omicron bot
(my preferred bot). I may have a rant to put up soon as well, on how we
review your maps. Should be an interesting read =).
Also just for
fun, which maps were used in the site logo?
Nothing new just
a better explanation about the Top 10 Quake and Quake 2 maps of 1998. Send
details of your top 3 Quake maps and your top 3 Quake 2 maps. Right, with
that done click here
to send that vote now.
17/12/1998 - 19:06:44 (127.0.0.1)
Monsto has come
up with 3 more reviews and 2 are TOP
Quake 2 Reviews
14/12/1998 - 19:06:11 (127.0.0.1)
Since you peeps
have been asking me so much about it, here is a fully working, properly
checked, totally correct, 100% prefect link for Kaffe
& Kaka 2.0. Its a local link since
the authors link is about as reliable as a Lada. Hope you're all happy
This is something
that relates *ONLY TO QUAKE REVIEWS*. I am willing to accept older
maps. The Submit Levels page says submit recent work. I'm not that bothered.
Do not, however, hand in your entire back catalogue of maps, now that would
annoy me. Why am I do doing this? I have no Quake maps to review at the
moment so need something to cover this =).
Its a good job
I'd done the majority of the update yesterday because right now I feel
like $%#. Don't know whats caused it. Its as if someones poured concrete
down my neck and my head is being pounded by a pneumatic drill. Anyway,
here are this weeks batch of Quake and Quake2
reviews. The majority of the Quake levels are big maps this week which
makes a change. As always check the Old Reviews
if you missed last weeks reviews.
Reviews me thinks
13/12/1998 - 19:04:51 (127.0.0.1)
Gonzo has moved
his site Gonz-O-Matic
from Telefragged to PlanetQuake. Pop over there and gaze at how good his
site looks =).
The final two
Featured Author interviews are up. They are Danimal
and Killjoy. Speaking of Killjoy, he has
just moved his
site from Geocities to Terrafusion.
thought of mine. Top 10 Quake and Quake 2 maps of 1998. Send in details
of your favourite 3 maps of 1998. It'll appear at the end of December so
start voting now.
Pingu, has written
a little rant. Its about how boring some
games are today and its similiar to what I've said in my Half-Life rant
(which I've nearly finished writing).
I've got a
little disclaimer here which I've added to the submit levels page. Basically
if you can't download a level then its not our problem, its the authors.
I could upload all the maps here but I have limited time on the net so
its easier on my part to give the link the author does. Off couse if a
bad link looks like a typo please do tell us and it will be fixed.
I'd mention GLDoom.
Excellent piece of software. Its a amazing achievement considering it was
written in Bruces spare time. I do have to say it chugged a bit on some
maps (I'm running it on a P200 64mb, Voodoo2 12mb), but overall it was
fairly smooth. Certainly adds a new lease of live to the old game.
More news for
you peeps. Today is the 1 year anniversary of the release of Quake II in
the US. Yippee! Also tommorrow is the 5th anniversary of the release of
Doom! Take a look at 5
Years of Doom for more info on this. Also Doomworld
and Doom Nation are
worth a look too.
09/12/1998 - 18:59:07 (127.0.0.1)
Xori has opened
here at MPQ, go take a peek. Hes almost finished his first Quake 2 map
as well. Peekaboom's
DM Diagnosis page has moved to Terrafusion.
good news! Odd has re-opened The Great Green Heron server. The web
site consists of which maps are running, which are listed below:
- "the classics"
- by - danimal
the eye of
the tiger - by - harmageddon
da pain - by - odd
- by - gom jabbar
- by - mr. fribbles
- by - ztn
on stage - by - gandhi
the gun -
by - headshot
- by - ztn
vortex - by
- mr. fribbles
- by - ztn
by - preacher
by - headshot
- by - escher
by - peej
- "the currents"
everywhere - by - headshot
- by - gandhi
- by - underscore
dm - by - peej
enigma - by - kaiser
some links for files and pictures were bOrked on the Quake2
page, they have now been fixed. (Thank you to everyone who commented on
Here are this
weeks Quake2 reviews! Monsto has worked his
butt off and provided us with some excellent reviews. They would have been
up earlier except I went out last night with some Uni and Ex-work friends
and got a little drunk =). Anyway, enjoy the reviews!!
08/12/1998 - 18:58:24 (127.0.0.1)
This weeks Quake
reviews are up.
05/12/1998 - 18:56:43 (127.0.0.1)
Quake 2 deathmatch
maps can now be submitted, go to the "Submit Levels"
page for more details.
If you missed
last weeks reviews, they are now on the old reviews
page. I've also changed the layout slightly.
and Sin DM. Sin is a no go for me, I don't have it. I'm unsure about Half-Life
reviews. I played HL DM and found it to be little boring...
Two more featured
authors, Mr Fribbles and XL
Prodigy. Peej has updated his interview,
so go take a peek at that. I'm running to the end of this now, any suggestions
for more authors, email me.
Just to spoil the surprise our final Featured Authors will be Danimal and
done an ickle rant, its interesting reading
and should invoke a response or two =). Also theres a followup article
on the rant I did last weekend. Thank you to all the people who send feedback.
I've got some ideas for another rant so expect another one of them. Probably
be about Half-Life, since I've finished it.
About the rants,
you can submit your own rant to be put up on the site. Email me first as
to what it is about and it'll go from there.
(version 5.2b) now has Sin and Half-Life support, so you can now convert
your Quake maps to either game! Some mapping news, Gandhi
has released Naked5, extremely good map. Theres a new Quake Single Player
site opened called TEAMShambler
Quake Level Reviews. Cool site, go drop by.
some news from Jakob. Mr.
Fribbles has moved his page to http://www.planetquake.com/frib/
and Retinal has
got a new look on his page.
Not to keen on it myself, but it looks cool none the less.
the links page. I may have forgot some, so if your link is not there, re-send
Thanks for the
feedback on the rants. Keep it coming!
01/12/1998 - 18:56:03 (127.0.0.1)
about adding a review section for Single Player Quake 2 maps. Should it
go ahead, email me.
I've been thinking
about the future of MPQ. We'll definately be doing reviews for Q3A. Now
I'm thinking about Sin and Half-Life DM reviews. I know theres no user-made
maps yet, but they will soon appear. Good or bad idea? Tell me what you
thing. I recommend, if you have a Playstation and like racing games, go
buy TOCA 2 Touring Car. Excellent game.