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PAY XOU (19 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 13:42 CST, 1 December 2010 - iMsg
see above
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Kaspersky and Level Up TV at DHW2010! (12 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 09:37 CST, 27 November 2010 - iMsg
Level Up TV are today able to happily announce that Kaspersky, sponsors of the tournament held at Dreamhack Winter this weekend have kindly provided us with 50 keys for their Internet Security Software worth £39.99 each, to give away.

As an organisation, we are well aware of the difficulties that broadcasters often face when initially taking on the huge task of covering live events on-site, we hope that thus far you have enjoyed our first live event and hope that we can continue any successes through today and onto future events.

Thanks for watching our coverage this weekend!
Edited by nobodyvc at 10:48 CST, 27 November 2010 - 10672 Hits
cool little game i found (38 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 07:59 CST, 7 November 2010 - iMsg
Hey guys, found a cool game last night called proun!

I put up a small video showing all the features in the beta (including 4 player split screen!) here:

Or just go ahead and download the beta here:

They also just released the 2nd trailer for it showing some of the other levels/tracks:
Edited by nvc at 08:25 CST, 7 November 2010 - 7352 Hits
lan qualifiers need to change (13 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 09:38 CDT, 29 October 2010 - iMsg
i don't understand why we have qualifiers for LAN events when players can just simply say no if they win, or take forfeit wins / wins against players who would actually attend early on in the tournament when they 100% won't go themselves anyway.

Here's a theoretical situation:

You lose 2-1 to the winner of the tournament on the left side of the bracket, he turns down the invite - the 2nd place player on the right side of the tournament loses 2-0 in the final, however he now gets the place even though his loss was heavier than the first player who lost earlier on in the tournament, even if the left side player is better it doesn't matter, but then this 2nd place player also decides not to go but doesn't confirm that until the last minute... perhaps he was never intending to go anyway but just wanted to play in the tournament to ruin it for other people? So then some random guy at the tournament who didn't even take part in the qualifier plays instead, because he took a gamble.

I've seen it happen several times, and it's absolutely stupid.

TLDR version:
We need a better format to run these tournaments that won't allow people who will 100% not attend, play in them. Else just give direct NON-BYOC invites to some players, and then allow anyone else to turn up and play on the BYOC if they want too.
Edited by nvc at 09:48 CDT, 29 October 2010 - 3433 Hits
I think it's time to bring back qzdm20 (17 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 22:58 CDT, 28 October 2010 - iMsg
we have map location names now, and it was never a bad map!

ps. let's reconsider qzdm7 too!
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Level Up TV announce their DHW2010 Plans (35 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 06:29 CDT, 18 October 2010 - iMsg
Level Up TV announce the plans to celebrate their one year anniversary this November 2010; a team to travel and provide live on-site video coverage of not one, but two Dreamhack Winter 2010 Quakelive Tournaments!

1. Fnatic Play MSI BEAT-IT 1v1 Tournament on the 25th November 2010.
2. Dreamhack's own Kaspersky 1v1 Tournament on the 26th and 27th November 2010.

As an organisation, we are well aware of the difficulties that broadcasters often face when initially taking on the huge task of covering live events on-site, and as such we wouldn’t want to over promise and underachieve. However with an unquenchable thirst for coverage we can with full confidence promise to provide both our HQ and LQ livestream with special guest commentary from both pro-gamers and James "2GD" Harding (When we can get him away from the Stunlock Studios Stand!).

In addition to this, being on site will allow us to provide the supplementary video-on-demand content following the event that we've not yet previously had the opportunity to work on - such as; group interviews, Exhibition video tours and our teams evening antics to display that unique festival atmosphere DreamHack is so famous for.

If you have any comments regarding specific improvements we could make to our existing video streams, or any ideas on how you think we should cover DreamHack Winter 2010 then please direct your comments to or reply to this post.

This is our first live event and as such, our team are financing this on our own terms. However if you have thoroughly enjoyed the coverage we have brought to you thus far and would like to contribute toward the costs of the additional equipment we require to move toward live event coverage for the forseeable future then please, we welcome all donations through our counter on the right hand side of our website and here:

Related: Related: Website and donations Twitter, Steam Group, Announcement
Edited by xou at 18:29 CDT, 23 October 2010 - 16104 Hits
Edited by nvc at 07:12 CDT, 18 October 2010 - 3184 Hits
Something Different: Bloodline Champions (10 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 11:48 CDT, 10 October 2010 - iMsg
live now on - james "2GD" Harding concludes the BETA championship this evening with 2 fantastic events! #lvl^ #bloodlinechampions

#1 - championship finals
#2 - developers challenge

p.s. Bloodline champions is in closed beta, if you check this thread early enough you might be able to try it :)

installation faq:

Edited by nvc at 11:50 CDT, 10 October 2010 - 2865 Hits
lvl^ cpm tdm nc '10 vods (65 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 17:40 CDT, 3 October 2010 - iMsg
#1. Germany vs. Sweden(2) with nVc and Drexciyian:

#2. France vs. North America with nVc and Drexciyian:

#3. Finland vs. Russia(1) with nVc, Drexciyian and Emp:

#4. United Kingdom vs. Germany with the Uk voice comms! (nVc, ddk, drexciyian, fatola with emp coaching) - only some of map 2 and 3, part1 is missing :S

#5. Sweden(1) vs. Poland with Drexciyian and Emp:

#6. TBA

I'll update this thread after every game we cover!

p.s. useful(?) links:
CPM Steam Group:
LVL Steam Group:
LVL site:

p.p.s. a not so useful(?) wallpaper:

... and thanks to reptile for a better streamhud for games #3 and onwards. If you have any issues or feedback with the stream quality, it's best to message "Trance" in #lvl^ - he runs it for us. :)
Edited by nvc at 19:26 CST, 9 November 2010 - 14688 Hits
#cpmpickup steam group (17 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 22:52 CDT, 1 October 2010 - iMsg
Edited by nvc at 23:21 CDT, 1 October 2010 - 4088 Hits
quake live quality test (36 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 07:59 CDT, 24 September 2010 - iMsg
Hey guys, just playing with our streaming config ( ) and trying to come up with a config that would provide the best video on demand service for other projects beside livestreaming of games. I know everybody seems to like the quality of our livestream and so i'm tempted to just keep picmip 16 and add in 100fps, and not have picmip 0.

Could you check the below video (720p) and tell me what you think of the config and picmip 0 please (not fps/smoothness and hud, although i'm aware that more fps would help and a better hud would help that's not the purpose of this thread!) It was uploaded in it's raw .avi format so it hasn't been re-encoded and thus and may run like complete garbage on some older systems, i don't know.

Here's a screenshot of it aswell:

Thanks in advance
Edited by nvc at 08:12 CDT, 24 September 2010 - 6848 Hits
€500 000 for new ESL anti-cheat (13 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 20:51 CDT, 21 September 2010 - iMsg
“Thanks everyone for being patient and for trusting the new AC. More than €500,000 have been spent on the new AC already and many months of hard work. We are really excited and we do not want to make any hasty steps.”



p.s. :D
Edited by nvc at 21:03 CDT, 21 September 2010 - 4614 Hits
5v5 ctf sucks, bring back 4v4 ctf (79 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 08:53 CDT, 15 September 2010 - iMsg
So i originally supported 5v5, I said it was better for noobs (less generic rape) and that it would increase regular activity ten fold. I was not wrong. Look at the pickups. But did i know that q3wcp1 would be the only map (99.9999999999%) everyone would play, no.

Some deluded OSP player seems to beleived that it was genuinely a good map about 8 years ago, and maybe it was, but there are other maps too (i won't go into the whole netcode differences between games and mods). I especially laughed when one of these so called castle fanboys said:

"but nVc, the old maps have been played to death"


Bring back 4v4, where more than just 1 fucking map was played.
Edited by nvc at 18:46 CDT, 15 September 2010 - 16448 Hits
zowie mouse prediction (267 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 12:42 CDT, 28 August 2010 - iMsg
they just put these out so i gave it a go, great shape (i prefer the ec2 and i currently use a DA and before a 3.0), great glide, ok lift-off distance and slight prediction.

same on all dpi settings, a quick no faff review.
Edited by nvc at 17:15 CDT, 7 October 2010 - 68426 Hits
40% off global agenda (2 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 20:11 CDT, 18 August 2010 - iMsg
RRP: £24.99
Current price (with 25% off): £18.74
Your price with 25% plus one of the 15% codes below: £15.94


Link to purchase:

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level up tv wallpaper! (14 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 20:48 CDT, 1 August 2010 - iMsg

Maybe someone is geeky enough likes it enough to use it!

Enjoy :)
Edited by nvc at 07:37 CDT, 2 August 2010 - 3647 Hits
lvl^TV: ESWC Day #1 (6 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 11:01 CDT, 1 July 2010 - iMsg
Own3d experienced a few unexpected issues today with specific users accessing their streams, this was out of our control and.. meant that whilst d1ablo tried to fix it with the guys at own3d (he does a great job), i only managed to commentate one game before i had to go and provide the low quality stream (where my microphone does not work) for everyone via stream 3 ( This was not something i wanted to do as it's god damn boring not being able to talk or do anything (i don't have a laptop) but i did that so you guys didn't miss it.

The streams provided and recorded by the team here at Level Up TV worked as they should have, all of our HQ vod's are sitting on Trance's HDD and will be uploaded ASAP to

Some of us have taken the day off work so we can provide you with these games, so it would be nice if you could just provide constructive feedback to myself, trance or slasher via. private message on IRC so we can better address any issues you have, rather than me having to scroll through a vast amount of comments here on ESR.

To my knowledge, k1llsen didn't agree to a re-match against noctis, the admins forced it because the rest of the atendee's refused to play under the same conditions. That's all based on if my source is correct.

Thanks for your support and i hope you enjoy groups C and D tommorow as presented again by Slasher. I beleive Prozac and Thorin will also be around again.

So far we have had Cooller and strenx go through in group B (what a game!) and Rapha and noctis from group A.
Edited by nvc at 13:03 CDT, 1 July 2010 - 2145 Hits
so will cover eswc! (127 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 05:32 CDT, 29 June 2010 - iMsg
Hey there guys, just a quick message before I head out for the day, most of you will be glad to hear (i hope) that we WILL be covering eswc!

The event will be presented by the awesome trio of;
- James "2GD" Harding,
- Marus "djWHEAT" Graham, and
- Rod "Slasher" Breslau

So really, can it get any better? :)

Not all of the commentators will be presenting the stream each day (for example, 2GD is away on business Thursday and Friday). However i'm currently under the impression that we'll have all of the trio available on Saturday!

I hope you all enjoy the event whilst i'm by the pool in Aiya Napa missing it all! If you have any questions direct them towards Trance who will be providing the HQ stream, or KM and Disrepute who'll be able to help in our irc channel.
#lvl^ @ quakenet

Level Up TV:
Edited by nvc at 08:42 CDT, 30 June 2010 - 15397 Hits
Posted by lolvc @ 22:26 CDT, 8 June 2010 - iMsg
As taken from the website:
"To celebrate the launch of the latest gaming laptop from the MSI family, the GT660, Fnatic.Play are proud to announce a series of tournaments worth $65,000 in prizes and the chance to qualify for an event in Bejing on the 4th September - all expenses paid - under the campaign entitled "BEAT IT".

So what does that mean for us guys?
The series of tournaments consists of CoD4, CS1.6 and Quake Live 1v1. Essentially the European equivelant of what EG is running for the American scene right now!

So what about the coverage?
Level Up TV will be on hand to provide coverage of the Quake Live 1v1 event on behalf of Fnatic. We've also been told that we'll have prizes on behalf of the tournament sponsors to give away on our live streams! So for those watching, keep your eyes open! :)

So what now?
Danijel 'Street' Remus - Assistant Director of the Fnatic.Play events will create a more detailed news post here on when the tournament is officially launched on the play website.

So what's the point in this post?
Well, I can atleast present you with the following details that i've drawn from their website in advance, so you can go ahead and get your days booked off work before it's too late! Those details are as follows:

The event is to be split into two parts:
1. Qualifiers
2. Finals

A breakdown of the dates you need to know are as follows:
- QuakeLive Qualifier #1: 19th June 2010
- QuakeLive Qualifier #2: 20th June 2010
- QuakeLive Qualifier #3: 26th June 2010
- QuakeLive Qualifier #4: 27th June 2010
- QuakeLive Finals: 16th, 17th & 18th July 2010
- QuakeLive Bejing LAN Event: 4th Septer 2010

Get practicing and if you have any more questions, you can find StreeT on: , and myself nVc on: #lvl^ @ quakenet.

nVc /

The tournament announcement:
Edited by 72u38100d at 23:49 CDT, 8 June 2010 - 1932 Hits
let's ban a cheater part 344 (heartless) (444 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 16:46 CDT, 7 June 2010 - iMsg
Watch his lovely lightning gun :D "boom, shake shake shake the mouse!"

(soul.heartless -vs- pcm in the cb semi final)

Demo qzca1:

Some clips i recorded quickly of qzca1

#1: (only first 30 seconds, which is the most obvious, ignore pov switch to unity):

#2: (most of it):

The demo's for qzca2 and qzdm20:

His LG looks pretty weird, the same in all 3 maps, what do you guys think?
Edited by 72u38100d at 17:15 CDT, 7 June 2010 - 152452 Hits
new 1v1 cup coming soon (16 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 09:06 CDT, 28 May 2010 - iMsg
1st place = £450 graphics card

It would be a one day cup covered by and special guest commentators as always. We just need to decide on a "day of the week". I was thinking Thursday, like the LLL cup previously as recommended by draven.

What are your thoughts? Is Thursday ok?
Edited by 72u38100d at 09:08 CDT, 28 May 2010 - 4796 Hits
[QL] CB CTF AllStar Match (9 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 07:20 CDT, 16 May 2010 - iMsg
Clanbase CTF NationsCup finished with the final rankings as follows:

1. France
2. Germany
3. Netherlands
4. Finland

From this, voting took place to find the 2 "best" players from each of the 4 finalist nations to give the list below:

[FR] linkje
[FR] Bed3g3

[DE] abso
[DE] ischju

[NL] draven
[NL] Sc00T

[FI] wit
[FI] kekkie

The game is going to essentially work like a pickup, 2 captains; [FR] link1n & [NL] draven will pummel (gauntlet) with 100hp/100arm and the winner decides to either pick first player or eliminate first map etc.

Commentary will be provided by KM, Fragmaster (streamer), nVc, Disrepute, Vor and whoever else shows up on mumble, which is usually draven and ischju but they're playing :D

High quality stream on

@ 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET), 16 May 2010

See you then!

#lvl^ (quakenet)
Edited by 72u38100d at 08:49 CDT, 16 May 2010 - 3327 Hits
$40000 nations cup (31 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 16:48 CDT, 11 May 2010 - iMsg

1st Place - $10,000 + Full SteelSHIT Package *
2nd Place - $5,000
3rd Place - $3,000
4th Place - $2,000
5th to 8th - $800
9th to 16th - $500
17th to 32nd - $300
33rd to 64th - $200

FFS, we're playing the wrong game.
Edited by becks at 17:27 CDT, 11 May 2010 - 4057 Hits
Windows 7 64 Mouse HZ (12 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 05:49 CDT, 5 May 2010 - iMsg
Hi, is there any alternative to HIDUSBF? My XAI is crap and i want to go back to my beloved 3.0. Whenever i try and use HIDUSBF, regardless of installation methods, my mouse stops functioning on restart.. and i have to retrace my steps to enable it again.

For those who are thinking about buying the mouse;
- mousewheel squeaks like a real mouse.
- they still managed to mess up the WMO shape, the sides slop inwards too early, likely a result of side buttons both sides.
- mouse hz is not stable, probably why the accel is so fucked more than originally intended (500 will jump to 1000, 1000 will jump to 1200). You dont get this on other mice that use this sensor.
- steelseries software has stopped detecting my mouse "no steelseries xai detected".
- you cant change 1-5 profiles without the dpi resetting to 5001, so you need to edit everything on one profile.
- when using 1 profile, the 2 on-the-fly dpi settings must be equal to eachother, else in the middle of the game it will change all by itself and you'll end up doing a 1080degrees spin, or a 2 degrees spin, depending on if the second setting is faster/slower.
- customer support has pretty much ignored my messages for 3 months.
- steelseries recently put up public forums, i posted about how shit steelseries were, 2 people agreed with me, and now they have removed the forums from their website.

I've tried to get used to it for a while, and i got to the point where i could almost comfortably use it, but every 2 weeks a new problem arose until i built that almighty list above. Steelseries has the worst customer support, the worst programmers, and the worst product designers i've ever experienced in a company, most likely the result of GCSE students who scraped a C in their studies. Their only good products are those they obtained elsewhere through buying out the company involved.

Do not buy from this BAD company. I have nothing good to say about them except that their marketing team is good at talking bullshit, you could probably sue these guys through the advertisement agency, i'm 99% sure. Although i'm more certain of doing heavier damage to their reputation through witty forum threads like this, than any other method that i simply can not be bothered to pursue.
Edited by 72u38100d at 06:29 CDT, 5 May 2010 - 7287 Hits
live now - ql nc ctf 3rd place final (1 comment)
Posted by lolvc @ 13:15 CDT, 19 April 2010 - iMsg
live on - CB CTF NC 3rd place final between Netherlands and Finland - #lvl^

2F/teamDE - Fragmaster
k1ck/teamUK - KM
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[nVc] config pack updated for leveluptv (48 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:18 CDT, 19 April 2010 - iMsg
Hi there,

So i'm bored waiting for the non-24hour Tesco to open (i need to buy some mushrooms to make spaghetti bolognaise!!), so i decided to quickly update the config pack that was on my old site since i updated a couple of things for myself, and host it with

So what's included?: //////////////////////

Quake Live:
- Player Config (Autoexec.cfg)
- Custom HUD
- Player Custom crosshair
- Streaming Config (Streaming.cfg)
Screenshot of Player HUD:

Quake 3 Arena:
- Player Config for CPMA (qzconfig.cfg)

Call of Duty 4:
- Player Config (config_mp.cfg)

Call of Duty 2:
- Player Config (confg_mp.cfg)

Team Fortress 2:
- Player Config (autoexec.cfg)

- CustomGUI as adapted for leveluptv by Sozou of RaikunGUI
Screenshot of Menu:

Download: //////////////////////

Enjoy :)
Edited by warpVc at 03:30 CDT, 19 April 2010 - 11684 Hits
lvl^TV launch BF:BC2 public server (6 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:20 CDT, 24 March 2010 - iMsg
Hey there guys,

Thanks to Trance we're able to give out details to our first ever (yey) public server, it's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and hosted by multiplay, all details can be found on our gametracker page:

No doubt you may have seen BFBC2 streamed now and then when we all have nothing better to do, and now it'll hopefully all be from that one server! :)

You'll be able to request rotations and everything else in our irc channel: #lvl^

To ensure you connect to our server quick and easily, search for us in-game:
" 03:48 @Trance` • they have to search for lvl^ in the server browser"

See you on the battlefield (pun)!

nVc //
Edited by warpVc at 04:20 CDT, 24 March 2010 - 2161 Hits
IMPORTANT: LEVEL UP (7 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 15:28 CST, 6 March 2010 - iMsg

Can an admin rename me to "warpVc", instead of "nVc"

Apparantly people seem to think that they will rip me apart if i didnt lag, so it would be fitting if i could bear a name that would accurately represent my ability to play computer games init yo homie bros.


ps. the old level up domain is broken, you can still use (it's being redirected to but it might take a while). Within the next 10 days we'll have our new website online. Our old host moved servers and the old one is giving trojan warnings, if you've visited the site in the last 3-5 hours run a scan or something :\ Although it's most probable that nothing has infected you.. just do it incase :)
Edited by nVc at 15:37 CST, 6 March 2010 - 1666 Hits
So i'm doing some experiments for Avago (74 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 11:32 CST, 2 March 2010 - iMsg
They seem positive on a fix if i can provide them with more precise data, i've been in contact with them and they've agreed to work together on a fix.

I've just got to send them some test results through some avago programs they've attached in the email, and hopefully we may see a XAI fix soon on the accel front :)
Edited by nVc at 12:12 CST, 2 March 2010 - 16309 Hits
how annoying (10 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 11:11 CST, 2 March 2010 - iMsg
game-tv have rebranded and relaunched to level up tv:

they plan on covering tf2 (amongst other games) and obviously they are alot better setup as they have been running for years

but how disgraceful and cheeky is that? cy@
Edited by nVc at 11:12 CST, 2 March 2010 - 4254 Hits
lvl^: ESL EMS V - TF2 Grand Final (1 comment)
Posted by lolvc @ 08:56 CST, 24 February 2010 - iMsg
Something different for you quakers tonight:

Welcome to LIVE coverage of the ESL EMS V - Grand Final!

TCM Gaming -vs- Power Gaming
Date &Time: 24 February 2010 @ 20:00GMT (21:00CET)

Maps: cp_Badlands, cp_Gravelpit (decider: cp_Well)

Complexity's 'Pure', Fakkel Brigade's 'Exfane' and Level Up's very own 'nVc' will be bringing you this very awesome matchup live on stream from start till finish.

Massive thankyou to 'Hyperrrr' aka Sam, who has stepped in and has enabled us with the ability to broadcast the video.

Match Info:
IRC (quakenet): #lvl^

- Henry 'fluffy' Rantanen
- Jani 'hocz' Laakkonen
- Kalle 'hymzi' Honkala
- Olli 'olliii' Hiltunen
- Olli 'paavi' Kettunen
- 'vallone'

- Bart 'SKiNNie' de Helt
- Matthias 'zerox' Kühl
- Marten 'Springer' Coenen
- Ahmad 'Byte-me' Fansa
- António 'Haunter' Rodrigues
- Luís 'coinz' Moedas

What do the teams expect from the match?

Power Gaming:
We have a good feeling about this match, even though TCM picked badlands and they have been quite good in it lately. We decided to pick gravelpit again and now I hope we have learned from last gravelpit and we are not doing the same mistakes again. cp_well as decider should be an advantage for us as we beat them twice in it last time.

TCM Gaming:
Once again we meet pwr this month, and the good thing that comes out of all this matches we played is that we cant predict the winner. Both teams have been playing equally good and I can only expect this match to be as good as the previous ones. Lately with all the officials we didnt have time to sort specific tactics to the grand final maps, but I am confident that everyone on my team knows their role and we can't expect nothing less th

The ESL match page:
The Level up stream:
Power Gaming:
Complexity Gaming:
The Fakkel Brigade:
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ql tdm nc live (2 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 13:54 CST, 21 February 2010 - iMsg
Next up on (21cet)

Sweden -vs- Netherlands in the QQC TDM Nation Cup 2010

#lvl^ @ quakenet
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ql nationcup ctf tonight: uk vs. hungary (6 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 12:00 CST, 18 February 2010 - iMsg

TIME: 20:00GMT(21:00CET)


IRC: #lvl^ (quakenet)

Streamer: Trance
Commentator: nVc

Epic, epic epic epic epic epic epic Matchup tonight ladies and gents! Here's an extract of the pre-talk on deciding a date to actually play:

[20:57] <styl0r> PerpetualWar
[20:57] <styl0r> we cant play on their proposed time
[20:58] <styl0r> Smoggii hows next tuesday?
[20:59] <Smoggii> no:) tomorrow 21:00 or sunday 20:00
[20:59] <Smoggii> we are not freeloading little bastards like you, we have jobs, some of us have to go to school in the morning monday. You had all the chance quit fagging around
[20:59] <Q50hi> nice attitude
[20:59] <Q50hi> :P
[20:59] <geno> yeah nice work
[21:00] <styl0r> Smoggii u always like a default win when your skills arent quite high enough
[21:00] <Q50hi> you have jobs but some of you have to go to school?
[21:03] <styl0r> friday is good for us
[21:04] <Smoggii> friday NO
[21:04] <Smoggii> lol
[21:04] <styl0r> as long as we start around 21:00CET
[21:04] <geno> friday is good
[21:04] <Q50hi> ....
[21:04] <Q50hi> fridays the best day ever
[21:04] <geno> yeah man
[21:04] <styl0r> friday rocks tbh
[21:05] <Q50hi> do hacks not work on fridays or what? whats the prob ?
[21:06] <Smoggii> or party,gf,friends?
[21:06] <Kazan> some people have lifes:>
[21:06] <Smoggii> =friday
[21:06] <Kazan> and are very far from the pc on fridays

So with banter, cheat accusations toward Hungary and lot's of angry computer gamers, be sure not to miss the game!

See you tonight!
Edited by nVc at 12:01 CST, 18 February 2010 - 1872 Hits
nVc: So i got the puretrak talent (142 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 10:30 CST, 17 February 2010 - iMsg
So far, i like it, great glide and feels like a mixture between my old qpad ct and qck heavy. It has a similar feel to the razer goliathus speed but alot thicker (4mm) which is nice, but it also means it shares the same dire properties :( i.e.

BAD lift-off distance with some mice

Now, i don't know why people rave about this pad so much when they use deathadders, it's not a fault of the pad however, more so the deathadder and it's crappy lens system for the amazing avago sensor. This mouse works best with a LOD fix (tape... long story), or just white mousepads.

With an intellimouse it's good, and with a steelseries xai it's good, from what i can see it's basically everything that isn't an infrared sensor. But i thought since many people use infra red sensors at the moment, i should highlight this issue clearly.


I am going to use it over my QcK heavy (that i usually use) because i use my xai and not deathadder, and i like the quicker glide (and it comes with washing machine instructions). Time will tell if it's as durable as people say though... but right now on an intellimouse and avago 9500 sensor, it's the best pad i've used.

That said, i ordered 2 of them, and only 1 has arrived, whether the other will come in a seperate box is yet to be seen but i highly doubt it considering it's come all the way over from America. I've sent them an email and we'll see what they say.

**update** they are going to send out another one asap ^^ 10/10 customer service.

10/10 with intellimouse/xai/g9x/g500
3/10 with the deathadder/salmosa sensors, however if you fix the liftoff yourself, 10/10 there too!

Hope that tiny review helps someone
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#lvl^ need +1 video streamer guy (9 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 06:58 CST, 6 February 2010 - iMsg
Ok, so you may have read my thread titled: "So you're sick of nvc and his warp".

Well, the upgrade to UBR was supposed to be completed in January, however it turned out that it needed more work than was initially planned, and now i can expect completition on the 22nd March.

So basically what they are saying is that although i finish university on 8th February, i can't play quake or stream until the 22nd of March, looks like it's going to be all work and no play.

I have a meeting with the head tech guy on 16th February to try and resolve it quicker, but as these things always go, i do not expect more than a few £££ compensation.

In summary; "Great..."

How this relates to you:

Although i cannot play or stream until the 22nd, I will still be able to provide commentary along with Disrepute. However as snelvovve has a social life (and still playing CTF for k1ck) he's not always avalable and this ofcourse means that we at level up are searching for +1 video streamer to provide the feed until i can do it myself again (unless ofcourse you enjoy so much that you want to continue helping us!)

Minimum requirements:
- Dual Core 2.0ghz
- Over 0.7mb upload

Preferred requirements (HD):
- Quad Core 2.6ghz+
- Over 1.3mb upload

If you'd like to help out, contact me on IRC after 19:00GMT, just think of helping out as another way to watch the same games that you'd be watching anyway :P

#lvl^ (quakenet)

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (3 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:18 CST, 6 February 2010 - iMsg
continues after sonic and knuckles, omgomgomg
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i can't look at this website anymore (10 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 10:12 CST, 3 February 2010 - iMsg
Anyone else having trouble viewing the ESR website comfortably? hpzolee's FPS avatar within the betting tab is haunting me.
Edited by nVc at 10:13 CST, 3 February 2010 - 2772 Hits
Nation Cup captains, read. (21 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:50 CST, 2 February 2010 - iMsg
Hi, maybe not the most appropriate place but for the NC captains, you should know that i have removed myself from the UK team as captain.

i.e. for practice and officials, contact disrepute and/or


I'll still ofcourse provide coverage through levelup
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QL Config Pack Updated (56 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 06:40 CST, 1 February 2010 - iMsg
Majority do not give a damn, but there are a few people knocking around that do use my quake live one, included is the updated quake live autoexec.cfg as of 30th January. I've stopped playing Quake Live for the time being so this will be my last update until Virgin Media decide to fix my internetz, so if anyone here is using it you'll have to pay attention to the update next week and add the next commands yourself. For now, see you in #cpmpickup hehe :)

Make sure you open the quake live one up in notepad and change r_mode and r_displayrefresh to your preferred resolution and refresh rate before running it. have also included the stream config (just a modification of the autoexec.cfg). It's pretty nice for viewing demos and what not.

Screenshot: (added emsixteen hud)

Thanks to emsixteen and fojji for any scripts/huds that i've used/included.

Any questions in replies or to #lvl^

Installation instructions:
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So you're sick of nvc and his warp (9 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 06:34 CST, 31 January 2010 - iMsg
Help a brother;

02:58… TLR|n`obodyhere: my exam timetable + :(
02:58… +MassMan: but isn't on lan?
02:58… +MassMan: how will you be competitive without your warp?
02:59… brut-: hah
02:59… TLR|n`obodyhere: lol :P
03:00… +MassMan: im geniunly concerned about you
03:00… +MassMan: please tell me how you plan to adopt to this new scenario of being hit
03:02… TLR|n`obodyhere: good question imo
03:02… TLR|n`obodyhere: not quite sure
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Windows 7 120hz Scaling Fix (ATI) (17 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 17:31 CST, 27 January 2010 - iMsg

Added to my config pack, which might be of interest to the newbies:

To use it in browser based games such as quake live in firefox, download the prism add-on, else it works just fine in css/tf2/cod4 etc
Edited by nVc at 17:32 CST, 27 January 2010 - 6272 Hits
I might have just bought MW2 (11 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:36 CST, 25 January 2010 - iMsg
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I've had enough, ql vs q3 sensitivities (43 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 22:24 CST, 19 January 2010 - iMsg

Quake live i have;
- 16:10 1680x1050
- cg_fov 100
- sensitivity 1.44 (1620dpi)
- in_mouse 2

Now, because QL does not scale the fov according to aspect ratio (This is one feature that i absolutely love), my sensitivity stays the same, regardless of which aspect ratio i use, providing the fov is the same.)

i.e. 16:10 @ 1670x1050 and cg_fov 100, is the same as 4:3 @ 1024x768 @ cg_fov 100, except the 16:10 provides extra horizontal viewing.

Where as in CPMA, i have to increase the fov to calculate for the scaling issue when changing aspect ratio, thus bringing me to my problem of sensitivity.

Due to my lack of motivation to actually play quake live, i want to go back to my ways of #cpmpickup - but i'd like to gain the same performance in my mouse on both games.

My intellectual side has brought my cpma settings to:
- 16:10 1680x1050
- cg_fov 110.07368389795
- in_mouse 2

BUT... what would my sensitivity be? Does using raw mouse input (in_mouse 2) mean that 1.44 is exactly the same regardless of which fov used - or is it still effected by it? If so, can somebody give me the relevant calculation.

To summarise, if i have /sensitivity 1.44 in cg_fov 100, what sensitivity should i have for cg_fov 110.07368389795

Thanks in advance.
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double (3 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 22:24 CST, 19 January 2010 - iMsg
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"Fun" UK QUAKE LAN (109 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:21 CST, 18 January 2010 - iMsg
Boys and girls, just a friendly top tier CPM player here for yet another thread.

Multiplay i39 - Newbury, England: April 2-5th

Anyone going? I'm probably there to play some Team Fortress 2 or Call of Duty 4, so it would be cool to try and get a few other quakers there since i spend the majority of my time playing quake inbetween the matches as it's a rarity that i can play with a good connection! (yes, beleive it or not i do not warp for 1 weekend every 4 months :D:D)

Spent a few hours playing with GaRpY at i37, xanhast was at i34, can't remember if there has been anyone else but it's always a giggle. Would be cool to get down there and play some theoretical LAN quake! Wouldn't even mind just going to play some quake, and then dominating the pub quiz with my seemingly intellectual brain (+ you), if there were a few of us ofcourse. So call it a bootcamp if you're pro.

Obviously it's been a good couple of years since the Q4 tournament at i31 i think it was, but dignitas.ODEE did say that he was 99% positive on there being some form of quake, since he works for multiplay, but nothing has been announced yet and i doubt it will (he ignores my spam on irc). But that said, at the very least - you can expect to win a few prizes on the exhibition stands! (sf4, l4d2, ql, blablabla) - Atleast i have done so before because i'm super good at computer games, meaning you can too! :)

If players are interested, hop into #lvl^ and message me "nVc" - i'm available every night after 18:00GMT. I don't expect a massive turnout but the more the better! :) Seating can easily be arranged, with earlier organization on that note obviously being better.

List & current locations thus far:

100% Attending
PAID - [uk] nVc
PAID - [uk] GreenMeanie
PAID - [uk] Oleedee
NOT PAID - [uk] styl0r
PAID - [uk] Dallow (Reason Gaming COD4/CSS Management)
PAID - [de] Zerox (Playing TF2 with TCM)

The maybes:
- [uk] David_R (styl0r contacting him)
- [uk] yosen
- [uk] tB0nE (would need lift from London)
- [uk] Howhard
- [uk] Xyloe
- [uk] Dird
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Level Up: QL TDM NC Coverage Tonight: (10 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:02 CST, 12 January 2010 - iMsg
Group A Match

Netherlands vs Finland

20:00 GMT, 12 January 2010 (TONIGHT)

Stream: with UK's Ziggy "nVc" Orzeszek & Stuart "Disrepute" Evans

Keep up with the latest on Quakenet: #lvl^

See you tonight.

related: - NC page - Team Netherlands - team Finland
Edited by nVc at 04:50 CST, 12 January 2010 - 1897 Hits
madcatz mouse (24 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:18 CST, 8 January 2010 - iMsg

looks pretty cool xD

***edit, video:

... It actually looks pretty good lol... minus the useless weights! Although it has the same sensor as the razer imperator, phillips twin eye crap ;D***
Edited by nVc at 04:47 CST, 8 January 2010 - 4907 Hits
Level Up wins HD streaming for 1 year! (56 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 17:27 CST, 5 January 2010 - iMsg
Today the Level Up management received this awesome news:

"Congratulations on winning the Livestream Channel Page Design Contest.

We have additionally decided to give you the option to waive the overage fees (incurred over the initial 25GB) by allowing us to put the ads on after the limit has been passed. You will still have access to all of the Premium features, but won't be charged for the bandwidth usage or storage space."

This ofcourse means that we now support:
- Custom Aspect Ratio's & Resolutions (upgrade from 4:3 & 640x480)
- An upload cap of 1.7mb/s (upgrade from 500kb/s)
i.e. We can now stream full HD Quake Live!!!

This is all thanks to the community efforts of websites such as you guys here at - we can't thank you guys enough.


So i'll conclude by asking you guys to please bear with us as our streamers make the necessary adaptations to their current setups over the next few weeks to support this new platform!

- nVc // #lvl^
Edited by nVc at 15:24 CST, 6 January 2010 - 8773 Hits
So i decided to give the xai a go... (36 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 23:03 CST, 25 December 2009 - iMsg

1 - Ambidextrous (much easier to control small movements as the mouse is smaller)

2 - On mouse profiles (the LCD is actually more useful than you would think, now i really don't need to install drivers on LAN to check if my DA was doing it's job

3 - Perfect tracking on all surfaces, each with only 1cd lift-off (qpad ct, razer goliathus speed/control, steelseries qck heavy), zero skipping.

4 - Although useless, all the stuff i turned off is nice to be displayed in the drivers i.e. prediction and if accel disable worked.. that too. Bringing me to my first con..


1 - Accel (which is funny because steelseries say this in their drivers:

(1a) Some games and applications have you working on a huge 2D mousing environment with resolution of 1900x1200 (or even higher), not to mention multi-screen setups. In these specific cases you can either configure the SteelSeries Xai to operate with very high CPI values or you can utilize hardware acceleration. With acceleration you can bridge large distances quickly, while still being able to work flawlessly in small
areas of the screen, without having to switch your CPI with the CPI toggle all the time. The main difference between this setting and Windows acceleration is that this setting is running in
the hardware. Not only are you able to turn it on and off, you are also able to set the degree of dynamic acceleration that is applied.

Recommended use: Most gamers will probably find that a setting in the lower region should be more than enough, but if you’re a real speed freak you can turn it up high. For FPS gamers and games with a 3D mousing environment we recommend not using acceleration.

(1b)Leaving the Windows Pointer Speed at the default 6th notch (middle setting) is highly recommended, since setting it to anything else will add a fixed amount of acceleration to your pointer movements, which will reduce your precision and accuracy with any input device - including SteelSeries Xai. We introduced SteelSeries ExactSens to free people from this and all other software interpolation, enabling you to operate with true hardware based sensitivity settings for maximum precision and accuracy. We repeat, we highly recommend you leave this setting at the default 6th notch.)

So SS... Why can't i turn it off ffs?! I do both of those and i'm not an idiot. 5-10percent Accel is not nice, especially when it's unexpected so why lie to me? Have i just paid £47 for something that you have lied about.. or rather.. made your preference over but not actually gone through with meeting your own research needs?! Or are you clever by trying to do a razer and am i going to see Xai v2 next week?

2 - I occasionally touch the right side buttons with my little fingers - no problem though as they are unbound.


If they fix the accel i'd use the mouse, i could get used to the shape if it was consistant movement as although not identical to the Microsoft WMO, i still like it. But after using a deathadder for over 2 years now.. i have to say.. they really did get it perfect with 1800dpi and the 1.28 NDC no prediction fix.

As i LAN quite alot, i love the profile setup and LCD... but if you advertise that as a feature, i expect NO ACCEL to actually work. Sort it, or atleast make a statement before you lose a customer in the next 10 days as i RMA it.
Edited by nVc at 23:20 CST, 25 December 2009 - 8261 Hits
400 & 800 dpi microsoft mice?!?!?! (12 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 05:36 CST, 22 December 2009 - iMsg
Search page:







- What's with the 800 dpi 1.1a and wmo mice?! Have they been around for long? It's marked as new release... but i think they could be errors.
Edited by nVc at 05:55 CST, 22 December 2009 - 5142 Hits
All i want for christmas is... (136 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:19 CST, 22 December 2009 - iMsg
- Widescreen crosshairs

.. and some maps for noctis

Edited by nVc at 03:33 CST, 22 December 2009 - 23047 Hits
stop whine, the ql spawn system is fine! (36 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:12 CST, 22 December 2009 - iMsg
Short URL:
Long URL:


(ps. i know i could escape but it was getting amusing on mumble with "spawned at red", "spawned at red", "nvc stop dying", "spawned at red", "spawned at red", "spawned at red", "spawned at red", "oh my god i'm free!" :D)
Edited by nVc at 03:16 CST, 22 December 2009 - 6316 Hits
Razer Imperator - Anyone?! (90 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 23:51 CST, 13 December 2009 - iMsg
... a new mouse!

Previously i used a WMO, before moving to a 1.1a and finally a 3.0. I have no idea which i liked best but i have always hit around the same accuracies with all of them. I then tried the logitech mice which was a big no no... so i moved to the 3.0 wannabe; 'razer deathadder', which i have always hated but it has non-accel sensor and the drivers that have meant it has worked on all OS' and at all LAN's without effort (i can't count the amount of mouse related issues my teammates have had with other brands, especially microsoft, at lan!)

So i've marrowed my choices down to:

Steelseries XAI (see my previous thread)
Razer Imperator

Obviously i'm not really prepared to spend that much on a mouse, it's only a mouse.. right?! So i'll find other means in getting the prices down, but does anyone here have any thoughts on the Imperator?! i.e. Have you tried it?!

I've heard it uses the crappy phillips twin something sensor and it's awfully jittery in tracking... but it's a refined 3.0 shape, and as much as I deep down, hated the DA shape compared to a 3.0, i'm almost compelled to stick with razer since it has saved me so many hours!

I just need:

- no positive/negative accelleration
- no skipping
- no prediction
- drivers that remove all of the above and work on all windows OS' - both 32 and 64.

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Posted by lolvc @ 04:07 CST, 8 December 2009 - iMsg

click media and videos

looks awesome, 240mb on steam through key
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The "lvl^" Map Tutorials for "newbies" (6 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:08 CST, 7 December 2009 - iMsg
Hi guys,

I want to firstly apologise for our current lack of coverage here at level up tv, we're all young and handsome men with many things to do and an epic amount people to see (i.e. play the game ourselves).

To compensate i have done a few TDM map tutorials for the newer players amongst us, as we need more blood in our community playing real game modes (yes i know cpm > ql). So they are designed to get a newer team started, although to be fair i think the qzdm14 one will help the majority of teams considering the amount of mistakes i often see teams do on this map.

But regardless, visit and navigate through our 'on-demand' section to find the tutorials under the quake live folder.

Maps available thus far include:


Upper level players will already be familiar with most of what's included in the videos, i spent zero time preparing and i went off what was in my head at the time, each vid is approximately 7 minutes in length and includes such detail as

-key areas for holding/pushing/bottlenecking
-how you should do the above
-key spawn points in said areas
-the positional rail aim spots
-typical setup that you'll find hidden beneath 75% of teams.

note: CESS = To constantly attack an area for any length of time, with whatever weapon you pick up in the process of going from your spawn to said area.

I hope that will do for now :) If you have any questions or things you think i have missed and can include in another version, leave a comment. The most important point i need to make however, is that these strats are almost static, please bear in mind that you will need somebody who is prepared to take the lead role on comms if you want to add abit of flair :) ...and that takes practice!

To put aside all of the flame;

fluff - you're better than me
kilem - i'm going to i39, you can strangle me there
ini - you are more intelligent
liam - you are larger than me

Think that's it...

love nvc.
Edited by nVc at 04:11 CST, 7 December 2009 - 2037 Hits
QL.UK MIX/TRIAL EVENT (6 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 05:56 CST, 1 December 2009 - iMsg

Stage 1: UK MIXES
Here, anybody is welcome to signup and play, whether you're good, bad, pretty or ugly (or pretty ugly). The UK Mixes are essentially to bring the community together rather than sit in irc all day, however i will be playing and watching aswell so you could otherwise refer to it as a trial if you wish, if you let me know beforehand and play well, you are put on a "theoretical shortlist" for stage 2 where i'll decide on the final lineups. I want to get this over with as soon as possible as there are some other nations that are practicing already and it would be cool to atleast play a couple of games before Week 1.

The dates are as follows:
MIXDAY#1: 01/12/2009 @ 20CET+
MIXDAY#2: 03/12/2009 @ 20CET+

To take part, all you have to do is turn up in on quakenet at 19:30CET, the requirement for playing is that you have a working microphone and have mumble installed (the faster, ventrilo alternative: ) - once installed, enable "expert config" from within the setup and make sure you turn off the overlay to prevent personal rage when you can't see the timer or scores.
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QL.UK NationCup Stuff (10 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:02 CST, 25 November 2009 - iMsg
Alright pro gamers,

It's that time of the year again where the UK Quake community will make little to no effort in selecting a new Captain and running our traditional trials for player selection.

Current Captains:
CTF: exec/derailed.styl0r
CA: k1ck/dignitas.zsx

Requirements for TDM Captain Selection:
- A single player can only captain the team once i.e. a new captain for each Nationcup (probably Q1/Q2 & Q3/Q4 of 2010.
- Has had higher level experience in TDM.
** Previous Q3 Captains are still welcome to apply.. different game **

Will be responsible for:
- Selection of players for the UK squad
- Organising/Playing in the Nationcup

If you want to be involved in the trials for player selection, or take part in the captaincy vote, hop into on quakenet and wait for more information. Anybody is welcome provided they are a UK national (hense the writing of this post). So even if you just want to have a couple of games with the best of breed, you're more than welcome.

Nationcup Announcement:
QL.UK website:
QL.UK previous team (2008-2009):
Edited by nVc at 04:06 CST, 25 November 2009 - 2257 Hits
So did anyone buy the xai?! (250 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 07:09 CST, 24 November 2009 - iMsg
Accelleration/MaxTracking as advertised?!
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TF2 NATIONCUP FINAL (Video + Shoutcast) (7 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:51 CST, 19 November 2009 - iMsg

Time: 20CET
IRC: #lvl^

Match Preview including lineups here:

Quad casting and their previous teams will be:

- [EU] nVc (The Last Resort, Team YoYoTECH, Level Up)
- [EU] Oggy (I don't know, Team UK)
- [USA] Pure (Complexity, Level Up, Loaded)
- [USA] Seagull (20ID)

So for any of you quakers that have an interest in TF2, watch it, we'll bring you a great game with equally good insight :)
Edited by nVc at 03:52 CST, 19 November 2009 - 12884 Hits
EMS5 QL TDM: k1ck vs LLL (48 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:22 CST, 17 November 2009 - iMsg
Scheduled: 14:15 CST, 17 November 2009 to 15:45 CST, 17 November 2009
Schedule: Passed

As I'm playing for derailed instead of k1ck in the EMS I am able to bring you guys this great match-up in week 2 of the EMS5 TDM:
Europe K1ck eSports vs Belgium LowLandLions (Bet / Match details)
The Lineups:
K1ck eSports: eden, abso, GaRpY, zsx
LowLandLions: draven, forever, dem0n, Q50, rax

Links: EMS5 QL - mIRC #lvl^, #esl.quakelive

** UPDATE **

k1ck win 2-0 on dm6 and dm14, vods online at > click on-demand on go through quake live > esl > major series filters
Edited by nVc at 07:38 CST, 19 November 2009 - 20449 Hits
Want some coverage on lvl^TV tonight?! (3 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:04 CST, 13 November 2009 - iMsg
level up (i.e. me and disrepute + some other wannabes) are available to cover some more ctf/tdm pro gamingz tonight (we can do a duel game if there is nothing else on..) Just give me a shout on IRC after 17:00GMT/18:00CET if you have something to keep me and you occupied with.

This goes out to Q3 VQ3/CPM, but preferably QL!

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K (12 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 20:15 CDT, 23 October 2009 - iMsg
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Where are the Q4 (Q1/Q2) maps? (33 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:30 CDT, 23 October 2009 - iMsg
Can't say i'm not suprised that there are none of these maps in Quake Live yet, but damnnnnnnnnnnnn, wouldn't it be the cheaper option of updating the game?!

e.g. Where are the "sandstorm" ( link ) and "over the edge" ( link ) ports for quake live? I was also hoping to see a heavily remixed phrantic ( link ) to suit quake live gameplay by now (with the weaker LG and no crouch slide it would be interesting to see how it would play out.. although i fear PG would ruin it without an extra tele out of red (amongst other things).

There were also several quake 4 maps that played really well in FFA! (such as this one link dm11) - I'm sick of dm6 and dm7 (not to mention that crappy one with the quad in some grenade room) being voted 24/7 on pubs. Alternative they could just remove that stupid map vote so i can actually play a longer rotation!??!?!?!?!

Well, atleast i think they are ID maps!? (Phrantic probably isn't)

Each time i play a little bit of TDM i sortof want to play it more, but then the team 9 times out of 10 asks to replay dm6 and i, not just to please ESR, always want to throw myself out of a window.

I get it though, they are working on other things, but remaking a map based on their very own isn't as much effort as running a community map pack competition... they could even release them as "beta_q4dm11"... even without textures just to see how it plays. Though they might already do that in the focus group :)

Edited by nVc at 04:02 CDT, 23 October 2009 - 7051 Hits
Posted by lolvc @ 21:25 CDT, 23 September 2009 - iMsg
Remember that tasty prizefund we had back at i31 or whatever it was for Q4? have just opened up an "Ask Craig Fletcher, the top man at multiplay" post in which you can put forward your questions, and should they be selected, Craig will address them in the following weeks.

I know some of the multiplay staff are actively pushing for Quake, and with i38 coming up in November, it would probably be a good idea to sign up to the site and ask whether we will see a return of quake to i-events, it'll take 5 minutes of your time and it could well benefit us all :)
Edited by nVc at 21:29 CDT, 23 September 2009 - 875 Hits
NVC + VX2268WM (82 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 12:28 CDT, 28 August 2009 - iMsg
benchmark: Viewsonic vx2268wm vs. iiyama vision master pro 454

- vx2268 has on screen display
- vx2268 has speakers (not great but their nice for what they are)
- vx2268 has almost no backlight bleed (i see none)
- vx2268 has a crappy stand since they added the ability to lean it forward and backward, so if you have a wobbly table it will suck4u
- vx2268 allows you to change brightness/contrast in 120hz
- vx2268 pre-driver installation doesn't allow you to run 120hz in non-native resolution, only 1680x1050.. i cba to install them yet
- vx2268 has 0ms input lag :) -> <-
- vx2268 actually looks equal too, if not better than the crt... moving the mouse in small circles and looking at quake live adverts looks the same, and watching people on dm17 bouncepads @ quakelive (crt give's a colour blur, lcd doesn't)

** update **
- 120hz works just fine in non-native resolutions through your graphics cards' control panel
- can't minimize quake live to browser for some reason - just black screen... however it will run in browser if i start it in browser initially, but then when i fullscreen and then minimize.. the same black screen
Edited by nVc at 11:13 CDT, 31 August 2009 - 19699 Hits
setting off to lan! (4 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 00:04 CDT, 7 August 2009 - iMsg
Top tier gamer nvc is about to make his way to multiplay's i37 ( to play....... cod4 :(

I have a date with a player and a samsung 2233rz 120hz lcd at some point over the weekend, will update this thread with a little review in comparison to my iiyama vision master pro 454 @ 120hz that i'm taking with me on quake live, unless i can pursuade him to let me transfer cpm from usb memory stick anyway.

I know there's a fair few players interested in them, and with the release of the viewsonic vx2268 just around the corner with a rumoured 0ms input lag to match it's US equivelant, the vx2265, it should help a few of you in making a more educated decision, myself included.

If anyone is about i'll be sat in AT-15, or grab me on irc: #cpmpickup for some quake

Edited by nVc at 00:07 CDT, 7 August 2009 - 1886 Hits
Buy SF4 @ 13.49 euro till Tuesday (5 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:48 CDT, 11 July 2009 - iMsg
10:32 lvl^nVc • cpm gays
10:32 lvl^nVc •
10:32 lvl^nVc • if anyone is interested
10:32 lvl^nVc • sf4 is £11gbp there
10:32 lvl^nVc • :)
10:32 lvl^nVc • nice site, buy all my shi- from there, sometimes has steam games, sometimes retail blabla

hf, bought dawn of war 2 for steam at £10gbp when it's 35 on the steam store, and just bought this! They email the codes within 30seconds of you making the payment ^^
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viewsonic > samsung 2233rz (140 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 03:58 CDT, 7 May 2009 - iMsg
To Viewsonic:

Hi there, as a hardcore gamer i am really looking forward to your new Viewsonic VX2265WM Fuhzion monitor, i've been using a CRT at 120hz from ever since i can remember, and also I have you're VX2260WM sat next to me running my PS3.

As it goes i do not care for this new 3d technology malarky, i see that Samsung refuses to sell it's monitor without the glasses at the moment, I know that your viewsonic does... i also know that your viewsonic has zero input lag and the samsung averages at about 10 however it is nowhere to be found in the UK.. why this is?

If i had to be straight with you, i guess i'm writing this email to firstly ask for a FREE viewsonic vx2265wm mailed to:


Failing that, could you possibly give me a date on its UK release?... Or information on a reseller i could speak to on getting one imported if it is going to be a long wait... I am impatient.



From Viewsonic:

Many thanks for your email enquiring about our product VX2265wm. This product must have been purchased via the USA. It will not be

brought into the UK as it does not meet our stringent CE regulations. The version we will have in Europe will be the New improved VX2268wm.

This model will be manufactured in June and 1st shipments arrive in the UK in August. The model will be 120hz and improved 3D ready.

The 3D glasses will be sold separately as an option. The potential graphics card is thought to be NVIDIA.

I hope that you will be able to wait to purchase this upgraded model to your VX2265wm and that you enjoy the new VX2268wm even more.


Input lag tests: 0 input lag on the VX2265WM



The only thing everybody is complaining about with the viewsonic vx2265wm is it's lack of OSD (which probably causes it to fail the regs at a guess as you have to change colours etc through your graphics card drivers) and also the lack of Inputs - 1x dvi like the samsung (which makes the price stupid high for what you get).. hopefully they'll be revising both.

i can't wait, hopefully the VX2268WM will match up to the VX2265WM specs... i tried the samsung 2233rz at lan (going from my iiyama vision master pro 454 at 120hz - and it was pretty good on TF2 as scout and Left4Dead.

I'm not sure how these 120Hz LCD's will perform in cpm... but there will be no monitor whine at lan for vq3, especially if they use these viewsonic models with zero input lag. I know they are pretty active within the gaming scene in the US (MLG HALO etc) so i can't see why the quake tours can't start using them.

Though if you're buying one of these just for quake, don't. Just stick with a 4:3 CRT, you can buy one of them on ebay for approx 0.33* of the cost.

£3 vs £300... i've got 3.

As for those glasses, you can use them with any screen aslong as you have a supported NVIDIA card, it'll half your screens Hz so make sure you can run 120Hz or you'll get headaches.

Also make sure you have almost equal vision in both your eyes else they won't work either.. kinda flawed.

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QL UK Trials (10 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 10:10 CST, 9 January 2009 - iMsg
I know alot of you nvc haters do not care for either me or quake live, i love you.

However for those that do care some of the Quake Live UK Team trials were played yesterday for TDM (Last time the trials were held for vanilla quake at the beginning of Quake 4)

If you're not a fan of the concept of TDM or vanilla quake then i'd like to point you in the direction of what many will remember Redeye and Tosspot casting a couple years ago at covlan, a q4 tdm game between 4k and dignitas:

The team is to be picked on Sunday but i believe there is another set of trials before it, I'd appreciate it if you make their evenings hell by having a bash and although there isn't space to spec - due to the server limits - if some of you want to see how you level up to a few of the current best (or active) UK players in the scene, a reason why they are held.. i am sure you're quite welcome to jump into on quakenet and make your name known to Disrepute who is administering them as yesterday we had to mix up the players between games.


here is a picture of me beating fatal1ty:


original post:
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sombra some more? (13 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 21:02 CST, 3 November 2008 - iMsg
yes thats right, sombra has managed to fake his modem location, game and username

"felix just sent me a .rar file of screenshots, showing off how he did at LAN. little did he know that inside was a screenshot of which he used wallhacks in. no, he was not vac'd, but he blatently cheat"
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esr has a brain (18 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 07:13 CDT, 22 July 2008 - iMsg
im starting to think this buggy site is working for us not against us, esr is on the offensive

1) Think I am playing too much quake (0*) by butcher_kgp

2) **edited out due to me being a retard**

hopefully it will start blocking some of the more retarded threads based on titles
Edited by nVc at 07:21 CDT, 23 July 2008 - 5101 Hits
QUAKE LIVE E3 TRAILER (26 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 05:39 CDT, 19 July 2008 - iMsg
I'm currently buffering this HD Trailer so i can't tell you if it's any good nor can i tell you if it shows anything new to what you may have already seen in the beta...

but here it is anyway:

*edit* there is a glimpse of the new site :)
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lol... (14 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 02:10 CDT, 13 July 2008 - iMsg
08:01 +mArin{ •
08:01 +mArin{ • HOLY CRAP
Edited by nVc at 02:26 CDT, 13 July 2008 - 4153 Hits
stupid site (18 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 02:59 CDT, 17 June 2008 - iMsg
whenever i post, i get one of 3 possible outcomes, for some, this broken site comes as a miracle to stop people like me replying to your threads, for others, its just annoying:

1) it posts nothing and takes me to a completely random page, sometimes the latest news page

2) it posts something but on that completely random page


3) by some miraculous event it actually works

:( stupid site!
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haha (6 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 06:04 CDT, 15 June 2008 - iMsg
Edited by nVc at 06:18 CDT, 15 June 2008 - 2310 Hits
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EMO TOUR (agp) (8 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 04:59 CDT, 25 May 2008 - iMsg
does anyone else other than me think that an AGP TDM Tour would be far more successful than a 1v1 tour?! i guess the whole principle of the tour is to promote 1v1 fps which is fair enough but imo the reason why 1v1 keeps failing is because half the 1v1 players cant play the game without some form of tdm.

this arguement relating to tournaments not promoting enough 1v1 imo is rubbish... they get players every event, the same players mind you, but why hasnt anyone actually explored the possibility that 1v1 is anti-social and quite honestly, turns people emo?!... or mainly just the reason that its difficult for any player to break into the scene on his own (yes you may think i mean me... but i don't) Maybe 10 1v1 players entry fee's help fund nothing when compared with 10x 4 players in a tdm team? honestly i dont know... but...

if this tournament is to succeed i really i hope they also hold TDM :( team games are needed to keep 1v1 alive, period.

<3 love
Edited by nVc at 07:30 CDT, 25 May 2008 - 2061 Hits
corner clipping / straight line runs (15 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 08:30 CDT, 18 May 2008 - iMsg
ok first i would like to point out i can do them... i was just hoping for an explanation of why it happens?!

if you have no idea what i mean then watch some demos of good players for example, on ztn, they drop from RL and take MH clipping the wall to keep their speed, or go through YA teleport, drop down stairs, clip left corner of column and into the stairwell where they clip the right wall corner and end up pretty much on RL!

if i understand the method correctly, you strafejump away from the corner just before you hit it.... so timing your jump as close to the wall is the way it works... jump too early and you fail??

surely, you should just hit it and stop? so why dont you? hurting my head trying to work it out :D

<3 love
Edited by nVc at 08:44 CDT, 18 May 2008 - 6576 Hits
q3 texture problem when fullscreen (13 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 10:31 CDT, 10 April 2008 - iMsg
i have a problem regarding higher gamma in fullscreen mode... i have had it for a long time.. and just put up with it by playing lower gamma... but anyway:

it appears as if the textures are..., i dont know how to describe it see for yourself:

in game:

in game - windowed:


menu - windowed:

as you can see, in window mode its fine

r_ignorehwgamma "1" fixes this problem for fullscreen mode ie. when i set the gamma using nvidia control panel

But it would be nice if anyone knows a quick fix rather than me trying to set up several colour profiles or changing the gamma every time i boot up the game.

help! :D
Edited by nVc at 10:34 CDT, 10 April 2008 - 3861 Hits
UGAME - Quake Live Group (3 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 20:29 CDT, 25 March 2008 - iMsg
Edited by nVc at 22:32 CDT, 25 March 2008 - 1602 Hits
Posted by lolvc @ 22:09 CDT, 20 March 2008 - iMsg
as the title says, where the hell are they?! nothing has been announced and the UK ESWC site still has 2007's quake 4 details!

Surely it cannot be that difficult to arrange the qualifiers online or offline?!
Edited by nVc at 22:15 CDT, 20 March 2008 - 4168 Hits
in_mouse (30 comments)
Posted by lolvc @ 10:48 CST, 25 February 2008 - iMsg
i know there was an old thread on this but i thought id make a new one as i still wasnt sure of it

i have been using "in_mouse 1" for a while now - but recently someone said "in_mouse -1" is better?!

can someone confirm this and if so why is it so?!

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