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Quake Miscellany

March 27th, 2007 by Crusader

Quake-related news from recent daysof note:

  • Shacknewspointed out that pre-orders for EnemyTerritory: Quake Wars began in the US this week. The username registrationreferred to in the pre-order is just for stat-tracking; it’s not your in-gamenick.
  • OpenArena is an open-source contentpackage for Quake III: Arena licensed under the GPL, makingQ3A a stand-alone free game. Character models, maps, sounds, and textures areincluded.
  • World of Padman is anotherstand-alone Q3A-based game project; they anticipate releasing it later thisweek. In the meantime, you can play the mod version of the game, whichrequires baseq3.
  • Yet another Q3A-based stand-alone game which began as a mod, Urban Terror, will see a release in thenext week as well.
  • A new version of DarkPlaces, an engine basedon Quake 1, wasreleased with various bugfixes.
  • The map repository ..::LVL has addedsections for DOOM 3 andQuake 4.
  • The newly-launched QuakeUnity.comhas posted an interview withid’s Marty Stratton and Steve Nix from GDC. Engine licensing, digital distribution,and other topics are discussed.

2 Responses to “Quake Miscellany”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I searched and then again, could only find “warez” sites advertising a “crack” and “.exe” download for a free game — they are all questionable.

    However, I found the remnant of one site claiming to have a Tracker for all the UrbanTerror dainties, and it appears to be more accessible from Google cache here ( “http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:lnup8kjS9nsJ:www.desrat.com/modules/dokuwiki/doku.php%3Fid%3Dtracker+%22Urban+Terror+torrent%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us” ). I don’t see anything usable. UrbanRadio and Oswald (URBANTERROR persons) appeared to have neglected the necessity of a system in likeness to Torrent for use on unreliable data links, and expect FTP with unreliable Download Continuations or the client to checksum for an accurate download without disclosure of a checksum. The popularity can’t be justified if none can get the mod without errors.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    do you want absolutely a torrent? They are some mirrors on http://www.urbanterror.net/page.php?6

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