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CPMA Already Did Quake Champions a Decade Ago (14 comments)
Posted by Terbo @ 00:19 CDT, 8 April 2017 - iMsg
Was reading this article on IGN Why Quake Champions Is the Evolution of the Arena Shooter but the truth is most of the concepts you see in these new cutting edge games, that are breaking the mold, where done over a decade ago. It's just now the mainstream are ready for them. All these Steam games where called mods when I was a kid.

Lets not forget CPMA had a mode called Not Team Fortress which is the predecessor to Quake Champions. I actually suggested on the QuakeLive forms years ago that they add NTF since it'd probably appeal to more casual gamers. So I'm excited to see QC is essentially it's spiritual successor.

Not hating against any modern games I just wish journalist knew their gaming history, but then again it's not easy to know of every mod ever made.

If you never played CPMA NTF I suggest you check it out with some friends.
Edited by Terbo at 00:22 CDT, 8 April 2017 - 1110 Hits
Willits on QC custom servers, team power-up usage (275 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 15:09 CDT, 7 April 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions Executive Director Tim Willits speaks to IGN on id Software's intent to please the longtime Quake community, the current usage of team-wide powerups such as Quad, and looking forward towards custom servers.
It is so important that we capture that core Quake community. If we blow it with the pro players, then we’re not going to get any casual players. Today, especially with spectating – people watching other people play games – watching the world’s best Quake players play a game of Quake is really enjoyable because they can do things that are just amazing.

We do feel that if we can capture those really competitive hardcore streamers, pro players, they will build a community around themselves. That’s huge for us. We do believe that can pull people in that may have been playing other first-person shooters.

The best players always still win. We have United States of America John “ZeRo4” Hill, a competitive Quake player that’s been on the scene for years. He is an employee here. He still wins. The focus of the game is on skill. You may use the active abilities for an advantage, or you may use them to help you get out of a situation that you feel is a problem for you, but the best players still win, and that’s important.

We have our custom game mode that allows custom games to be tweaked up a little bit But we do believe that people will play the game as it is. You’ll be able to adjust some things, but we really discourage that. We do believe that once people play it, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, this is cool.’ Because you know what? If you want to play Quake where everyone is exactly the same and you’re all the same character, just play Quake Live. It’s still available. We’ll have our custom game modes, but we don’t think people will actually play like that.

There are a lot of folks that say they want everyone to get Quad [Damage], everyone on your team gets Quad. Then there are some people that are, like, ‘No, we’re okay with the slight buff that we have now.’ And there are some people that are like, ‘No, it’s got to be a single person.’ That is definitely something that we are going to be looking at when we move into closed beta. It could possibly change.
Source: IGN Interview
Edited by Slasher at 15:12 CDT, 7 April 2017 - 11703 Hits
Quake Champions - A Message To The Community (113 comments)
Posted by megaman3 @ 09:38 CDT, 7 April 2017 - iMsg

Be more open minded you Quake3-only fags.
Edited by megaman3 at 09:48 CDT, 7 April 2017 - 4941 Hits
Logitech C922 pro or or Razer Stargazer webcam for streaming (3 comments)
Posted by CAREEM @ 07:26 CDT, 7 April 2017 - iMsg
Hey, I just placed an order for Logitech C922 webcam for streaming, but still I can cancel the order. What do you think which one is better? I found here short review of both webcams and I think C922 is much better. I have paid 110€ for C922 while stargazer cost me 170€.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Video link (review):
Edited by CAREEM at 07:31 CDT, 7 April 2017 - 728 Hits
My BETA impressions =) (16 comments)
Posted by wwwAnyBoy @ 06:50 CDT, 7 April 2017 - iMsg
TDM became much better and fun with abilities than in QL. FFA too.

Many ppl wrote that game became like Overwatch...

No guys!

Its absolutely Quake!!! and QC much better than QL!!! (except million settings, and some info , but i think ID add it later)

Abilities must be fixed! One setting(config) for all abilities in TDM and another config for Duel. But not disabled! Abilities make game looking fresh, modern, interesting.

My Congratulation, It's time to forget QL =)
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Schemes of TDM Maps (3 comments)
Posted by maf @ 20:05 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
With the help of UDT Viewer i've made topview schemes of HOQ's mappool (except Ragnarok), with the arrangement of items and spawns.
Perhaps this will help to learn the maps for TDM beginners, as well as for those who want to work on tactics.


Grim Dungeons

Deep Inside

Dreadful Place

Hidden Fortress

Edited by maf at 15:04 CDT, 7 April 2017 - 641 Hits
why I cannot trust id software for esports anymore (70 comments)
Posted by butcher_kgp @ 18:44 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
Controls beta invites sent out by region but fails to launch appropriate number of servers. Quakelive day 1 all over again when they could even predict demand.

I dont even want a key anymore, they have already failed.
Edited by butcher_kgp at 18:44 CDT, 6 April 2017 - 3190 Hits
Your Beta Impressions (28 comments)
Posted by airWin @ 14:06 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
Post them here please and let us know what you think about the current state of the game.
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Got a 2nd beta key (7 comments)
Posted by MOLLYB @ 07:53 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
Have a spare key if anyone wants. Not home atm but in 3 hrs
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125 FPS Sunday Cup#75 (Season#35) (17 comments)
Posted by Nico_QD @ 06:30 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 9 April 2017 to 14:00 CDT, 9 April 2017
Schedule: Passed

The 125 FPS QuakeLive Duel Sunday Cup #75, as a part of Duel Season#35 (Mar-Apr 2017), will take place this weekend.

Donate: 125FPS Donate link.
Streams: Russia 102, United Kingdom zLive, United Kingdom nvc; Stream's HUB
Links: Season#35 page, 125FPS Balance 2017; 125FPS Discord
Edited by Nico_QD at 06:31 CDT, 6 April 2017 - 2513 Hits
Any mouse modders in here? (1 comment)
Posted by Gibaholic @ 04:52 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
my wmo i've had for years is starting to act finicky with the left click. either double clicking or not regging at all. I guess common upgrades/fixes are replacing it with omrons? Would like a new cable non shit cable as well.. If anyone can upgrade this bad boy I'd highly appreciate it (of course I'd be paying) I'm in the USA.

No, i won't buy a new mouse. Rather not buy another WMO either if this can be remedied.
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QC PC Specifications / Framerate (37 comments)
Posted by certes @ 03:31 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
If it's breaking the NDA then ignore this post (or ignore it if you one of those trolls (: )

Graphics Card:

Average FPS:
Min FPS:
Max FPS:
Maps which cause FPS issues:

Disclaimer: Read the small print!

/will blow dust off this thread once QC goes public beta
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Quake live: communicating with team in clan arean (1 comment)
Posted by ika @ 03:04 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg

New tutorial looking on the in-depth about how it is that clan arena teams communicate with each other to organize tactics
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The "Who didn't get a QC key" thread! :'D (163 comments)
Posted by nvc @ 02:04 CDT, 6 April 2017 - iMsg
Why mourn alone!?
Edited by nvc at 07:42 CDT, 6 April 2017 - 6935 Hits
Request Invite - leave your email (12 comments)
Posted by CAREEM @ 21:31 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
I see that bethesda picked some random emails among of million emails that they recived. Let us loyal quakers also recive an invite in second wave. I hope they will see this message and sent us invites.

Here is my email:

Just leave your email in comment below.
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its official -= aliens exist man (22 comments)
Posted by p0rt @ 17:29 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
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Quake Live Frag Compilation by kRoNic (44 comments)
Posted by kRoNic- @ 14:01 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rating: 7.5 (54 votes)
This is a frag movie I was working on in 2012 which I never got around to finishing.

I decided to finally release it seeing as Quake Champions is coming out. Better late than never!

Song: Headstrong by Trapt
Edited by Badb0y at 15:16 CDT, 6 April 2017 - 3577 Hits
first to receive beta key post here (84 comments)
Posted by marioQC @ 12:55 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
i know that quake champions its a few minutes away before it release beta keys since it says april 6 so first to get a beta key just post there to let us know.

if it gets released at midnight it could hit the US time for 6pm today i think
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Battle Royale type games (18 comments)
Posted by skint @ 11:07 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
What is the fascination with these games such as H1Z1 and Playerunknowns Battlegrounds?

Seem to spend 95% of the time walking/running from house to house looking for stuff and perhaps 5% actually shooting each other with crappy gunplay.
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Quake Champions "Slash" Trailer (72 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 09:02 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
A new trailer was just released including Slash - notable passive skills include the beloved crouch jump from Quake 4. Active skill appears to be an Area of effect plasma trail.

"Slash moves through the Arena like the figure skater she used to be, cutting a lethal path through the other Champions. In her skates, she’s a force to be reckoned with – quick, agile and ever-so-deadly. Slash will be part of the upcoming Quake Champions Closed Beta, which starts on April 6. "

More info regarding the Champion.

Links: Beta Signup/Official website, tweet @QuakeChampions, Facebook Facebook
Edited by Badb0y at 15:15 CDT, 6 April 2017 - 5157 Hits
Sorlags tail (14 comments)
Posted by gbmaster @ 07:14 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
anyone know what the hitbox on Sorlag's tail will be like?
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Iiyama 2488HSU B3 Any reviews? (clerictgm?) (1 comment)
Posted by LLih @ 03:14 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
B1 version was a beast. But discontinued.
Any reviews or tests of the B3 yet?
I hope it is good.
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Best way to plug crt into GTX 1070/1080? (3 comments)
Posted by Tsubaki @ 03:12 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
I bought an HDMI - > VGA adapter but it just bugs out the colors on high refresh rates, would some kind of displayport/dvi adapter work better?
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Open Duel Qualifier at QCON 2017 (thru BYOC) (No comments)
Posted by sleepii @ 03:09 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg

Quakecon 2017 will have duel and people attending can qualify for the main tournament through the BYOC qualifier

obvious questions arise: how many players will qualify out of the qualifier? how many overall players in the tournament? how many invites (if any)?
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Posted by wwwAnyBoy @ 17:27 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg
we need forceenemymodel

Force enemymodel seem a bit stupid when they have abilities, don't you think? I'm all for making them green though.

knowing "what ability" not helps you in such chaos. No time to think about it and planning your game lol.

People need to be able to show off their skins and other character customizations.
No one is gonna buy a skin that no one will see. :D

But you dont know am i using forceenemymodel or not.

If you put that setting in the game, a lot of people will use it, and those people will not see the beautiful skins you paid for. :D That will make you less likely to give id money for skins or other cosmetic customizations. A setting to turn on a sort of outline around the player that you can set the colour of would be nice. Something like this mock-up:

If not put forceenemymodel var in QC, a lot of people will not play QC

I think the majority of people who care about forcing enemy models will play this game just because it is called Quake.

I think you'll find that the group of people who care about cosmetics is much bigger than that gameplay-focused group you're talking about. That's why every game is now making money out of some sort of microtransaction-based scheme or another.

I don't like it much either, but that's the way it is.

It's not just about selling the game and getting that one-off payment like it used to be. They want to keep selling things to the players of a game for as long as they are playing, by turning the game into a storefront because they realized they have a captive audience who they can always be tempting by dangling shiny things in front of them. :D

I think ppl want more to win( and cheat for win) than make cosmetics.

Thats why in QL players try to choose thin models(easy to hide and avoid shots). Nobody will play sorlag, becouse difficult to hide(tail).

Some model colors will merge with the map background. Not profitable to play with bright colors on dark map => you cosmetics must be dark. But if your enemy has dark cosmetics and you not. You
will often loose. And you will whine.

Quake not a game even (QC), like Sims, and a group of players who will buy cosmetics much smaller than "balance whiners"
Edited by wwwAnyBoy at 17:27 CDT, 4 April 2017 - 1562 Hits
Im trying to find the best monitor to replace my 2233rz

After much research, it seems like Viewsonic XG2401 and LG 24GM77 are the best options

I was considering the new LG (24GM79G) since the 24GM77 is discontinued and hard to find

I asked in reddit, and someone claims some people here has no clue:

Most people agree 24GM77 has better colors

This is provably false by reviews with accurate measurements, and some of these ESR people have no clue. In your second link the author (clerictgm) claims the iiyama B2 is awesome, even though the Hardware Info measurements clerictgm links to prove it's trash due to its insulting low sub 1.8 preset gamma.

Also, according to the review in korean (I think) of the new LG, the new LG is worse than the old LG and the Viewsonic XG2401.

Major disappointment if he is right because I was waiting to buy the new LG... if he is legit then im buying the XG2401

You linked to Playwares 24GM79G review which contains almost all of the accurate measurements one needs to see to know if a display is good, as well as proves that the 24GM79G has inferior color preset accuracy or image quality compared to both the 24GM77 and XG2401.

He seems like a legit guy and has run decent tests:

So should I trust fellow Quakers or this guy? Now I don't know what to do.

Has good ol ESR failed me to assess the best Quake monitor?

ESR vs Reddit; let the games begin.
Edited by LOLatRoflexTimers at 14:45 CDT, 4 April 2017 - 2543 Hits
Quake Champions 'gameplay trailer' featuring ZeRo4 (123 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 14:37 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg
id Software has released a Quake Champions 'raw gameplay trailer' featuring previously released footage of id's new esports manager United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill.

Edited by Badb0y at 15:27 CDT, 20 April 2017 - 7167 Hits
I now have a "new" philosophy (10 comments)
Posted by He4rTL3sS @ 13:03 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg
If you can play the game you enjoy at maxed out GFX with high and stable fps, do it!

In order of importance, here is my list :

1st) Mouse and sensitivity
2nd) Monitor Hz (120Hz is the strict minimum)
3rd) FPS (120fps if 120hz = strict minimum. Ideal settings are 144hz and 144/152fps. Insane settings are 240hz and 250fps)
4th) Screen resolution (native screen res is usually the best, except on CRT, but CRTs are now things of the past)
5th) Crosshair
6th) Clearly enough visible enemy models (green keels @ ql are nice, green robots @ rflx are nice too, models with blue/red/green/whateverColor outlines @ ow are nice aswell)

- I'm now playing QL at maxed out GFX since my PC can handle it with stable 250fps even at Asylum 4v4.
- I'm playing RFLX at default lowest GFX settings, cause i'm not sure if my PC can handle 144fps stable in any situations with maxed out GFX. And by default I really mean default, I actually barely touched my cfg file, I did everything at the ingame menu.
- I was playing OW at lowest default settings with 152fps, but if I could play this game at maxed out GFX and stable 152fps, I would do it for sure.
- I'm going to play QC at lowest GFX settings, and maybe in 3-4 years when I'll upgrade my PC I'll be able to play at full GFX settings with 144/152 or even better, 240fps stable.

All the distracting effects you can remove (in older games with older engines like QL, or specific "new" games like RFLX), all the nerdy customizations you can do like changing every little detail in the game WON'T actually give you an edge over the players playing with default settings.
For some reason your eyes/brain can adapt pretty fast to basically any GFX settings even if it's set on ultra high with a lot of effects, with practice with the same config for a long enough period of time. Picmip 16 doesn't actually gives you an advantage over picmip 0 players. Like I said already, as long as you can see the enemymodel(s) clearly, with whatever method, having ultra clean config or ultra detailed one DOESN'T matter at all.

IMHO customizing every little details of the visuals is a thing of the past. Out of all the FPS games available, basically only Quake (except QC) allows you to change/alterate EVERY single little detail in your visual settings. Like I said, at the end, it's only a nerdy thing, you know, you can spend 60hours tweaking your CFG to death, nothing will make you play better than someone playing on default HIGH or default LOW settings for years. I think rapha is a good example of it, his config is pretty much standard/default/ugly, but yet he's still the best quake player of all times.

Don't underestimate muscle memory and the capacity of your brain to adapt to anything. Practice is much more efficient than tweaking your CFG to death.
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id fucking up already with beta locations (42 comments)
Posted by gSTRUCTOR @ 11:01 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg

So first Australians gonna have to wait, and no mention of Asia or Southamerica.

Southamerica had one of the most active QL communities (Argentina, Brazil and Chile are full of Quakers).

Compared to the work of making an AAA game, renting some servers on some ISP is kids play.

Incoming shitstorm and bad rep of the game, and deservely so.
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QC gameplay from Zero4 (40 comments, locked)
Posted by Spaceboy @ 10:42 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg

Mod edit: Continue the discussion here
Locked by Teen Queen at 04:20 CDT, 5 April 2017 - 1842 Hits
Raw gameplay trailer (No comments)
Posted by Whipas @ 10:42 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg

Check it out y'all. Looks nice
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New Anticheat System (No comments)
Posted by duch @ 06:50 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg

I returned to q3 after few years and I was thinking of creating proper anti-cheat system for q3. It could be very simple to add it to q3server - if server anti-cheat cvar is 1 then query ACmaster server to get clients with anti-cheat turned on, and put rest to spectators/kick them with appropriate message.

- scan whole process memory for modifications
- communicate with the ac master server
- it would NOT affect your FPS or ping
- in game command to check who uses ac on current server
- based on engine so it would work with all mods
- some cool tricks to make cheat-coders life harder

I have already started working on this project but I would like to hear your opinion. My time is limited and I don't want to waste it.

Why do I think I can do it?
I work as a software engineer for well known anti-virus company. I have very deep knowledge of reverse engineering and PE file format, and great minds around me (:

Tell me what you think and feel free to ask questions :)
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SB - Z out of sync youtube audio (14 comments)
Posted by p0rt @ 05:46 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg
yes, windows 7 drivers were working perfectly fine, windows 10 update craps out more drivers and sends the audio out of sync on every video

you have to get the full pack and install, which will reset all your settings and EQ profiles
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G400 replacement (3 comments)
Posted by EmSixTeen @ 03:05 CDT, 4 April 2017 - iMsg
Looking for a new mouse here, but unsure what to go with.

Was a massive fan of the MX500 series, and when they came out with the second version of the G400 (without pixel snapping) I jumped over to that and have been using it since.

My G400's condition is alright, but I need a better mouse at work so that's why I'm looking. Logitech don't seem to be making them any more, but for £35 or so online I do have the option to just go with the same - would just be a little worried that I'd not get the second version.

I'm mega out of the loop, are there any other options I should be considering? Price point, shape and accurate sensor are why I loved these mice. Definitely don't want some MMO gloop with LEDs all over the place and more buttons than the ISS.
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CPM Monday Mayhem (7 comments)
Posted by mil2es @ 18:59 CDT, 3 April 2017 - iMsg
Beginning Monday, April 10, the CPMA community will begin hosting Map Mayhem Nights. These nights will include pickup games which will be played on new and commonly underplayed maps. The mayhem will begin at 8:30PM CST/9:30PM EST, and will go on for as long as everyone wants to continue. The games will be played on Canada vixterra's Chicago and New York servers. Anyone is welcome to participate in the fun by playing, or by submitting your maps to be played.

To Participate in these events, you must:
1) Join the CPMA Discord Server.
2) Download the map(s) that are to be played the upcoming Monday.
3) !Add MMN (Monday Mayhem Night)
4) Join the server that is specified.
5) Show up on time and be ready to frag!

Assuming all goes to plan, Monday Mayhem will continue to happen each and every Monday, cycling through exciting new and underplayed maps! Each event night will carry the aforementioned format, and will begin at the same time. We encourage everyone to stream the event, though there will be no official stream at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, or are interested in possibly having your map played on Mayhem night, please message United States of America miles or Canada xero.
Edited by PerpetualWar at 06:57 CDT, 5 April 2017 - 1597 Hits
Clips (7 comments)
Posted by garz @ 12:08 CDT, 3 April 2017 - iMsg
This is for Twitch clips.

See how clips are created here:
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this game sucks (84 comments)
Posted by LOLatRoflexTimers @ 04:59 CDT, 3 April 2017 - iMsg
1) Feels clunky, like UT/Q4
2) The powerups messed everything up, no more exciting overtimes
3) Weapon models look like spaceships
4) Everything that made OSP/CPMA great isn't there (no forcemodels, no enemycolors, no brightskins, no complex weapon configurations, no hud modifications
5) Sounds are awkward and uninspired
6) Timers on items nailed the coffin

I could go on.

Btw, I have not even played the game, im just doing a prediction.
Edited by LOLatRoflexTimers at 16:50 CDT, 4 April 2017 - 5379 Hits
microsoft wmo 1.1a - did i buy real or fake? (8 comments)
Posted by timranith12 @ 18:36 CDT, 2 April 2017 - iMsg
does it look real?
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Quake Champions (24 comments)
Posted by Zhu_Cx @ 16:55 CDT, 2 April 2017 - iMsg
I'll only invest time into this game and stream it, if it's gonna go big. Sadly, my expectations for a new quake game is rather low. I hope i'm wrong about my feeling. I'll expect this to be a hype release cause its a quake-title, but then as most games it'll die out fast.

For quakelive, my time is pretty much done. I streamed for almost a year here and there, had some fun times. Had alot of amazing matches. It's too bad I wasn't unbanned earlier, when I still had my juice. It was fun displaying my love and skill for the game on the stream, one last run.

I may or may not see you in Quake Champions!
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