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Q2 Training Camp / New Duel Guide by Myrmidon^
Nice Job / Good Work Nice Job / Good Work
on October 10, 2020, 09:18:09 AM to Myrmidon

I took my old guide and revamped it. Here is the new one!



(Apparently you need to make a tastyspleen account to download it)
Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
Funny Funny
on August 28, 2020, 02:26:32 PM to Focalor
Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
Funny Funny
on August 23, 2020, 07:34:49 AM to Focalor
tastyspleen.net / Tastyspleen - Donate Button!
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on August 14, 2020, 10:24:44 PM to mortal
I want to donate!
Politics / Re: Retirement Planning
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on August 08, 2020, 08:38:20 PM to QwazyWabbit
I have a mundane outlook over a post that enlightens us of the socialism in our current society. It's under the presumption that we're 1) ignorant to this fact and 2) not informed over the distinctions of individualism vs collectivism in today's society, AND 3) completely disregards how the current political climate encourages actively attacking individualism. What next, are you going to educate us on the difference between socialism and DEMOCRATIC socialism, as if we're toothless MAGA sign toting buffoons?

Like I said previously, you presumed a LOT about me in my post.

This is funny because you are the very product of your society. The root of socialism is "social". Your entire way of life is the product of more than 2000 years of agrarianism and urban socialization. Unless you have been living on a farm somewhere killing livestock, raising crops, by yourself without any help then you are not an individual. The fact you have a job proves the contrary. The fact you have a job and a pension that trade union members fought for, faced the threat of death from hired police for, some even died for; along with the 40 hour work week and overtime pay proves you are not an individualist but are the beneficiary of a struggle that succeeded 100 years before you were born. You have said you have 32 more years in harness before retirement. As someone who is more than twice your age and who has worked and paid into Social Security and Medicare for 47 years I can tell you have no clue about what's ahead for you if you are willing to permit the destruction of what used to be a great (but admittedly very flawed) society that needs to care about those who truly need help. Not everyone is so confident and successful as you seem to think you are, not everyone is as bright and smart and productive as you think you are. I hope you never encounter in your life a cousin who was born with a birth defect or downs syndrome or a sister who had schizophrenia or a daughter who had scoliosis and parents who couldn't afford the corrective surgery but were able to obtain that surgery through a combination of private and public charity. Rugged individuals like you who stand in freedom from Nazi tyranny because of what men who believed in collectivism did in Europe and in the Pacific. Those men gave up their lives and their health for the collectivism you denigrate. The survivors came home and picked up their lives and paid their taxes and worked their asses off to give us a better life and (If you support the orange moron) you are willing to throw it all away because "individualism". They see your attitude and recognize the foolishness of the misconception in it.

FFS, you are even using the Internet to brag about individualism vs collectivism. Ironically, that same Internet is the product of years of collectivism and research sponsored by the Government of the United States and taxes paid by me and my father before you were born. My father grew up on a farm and his father lost his farm in the Great Depression because greedy men who probably declared themselves self-made individualists destroyed the economy in the name of pure unfettered capitalism. Go. Pull the plug and turn off the electricity. Live the true individualist life, hand to mouth with only hand tools and the food you raise yourself. Then come back in 50 years and tell us how great it is.
Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
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on July 21, 2020, 06:35:01 PM to metal

This article is spreading fast.

It sounds like this affects negative results as well, so people who are actually positive are being counted as negative.

It seems like further investigation is in order to see what is causing this.

Oh I'm sure it works both ways. Imagine when drive thrus first started and people abruptly left the line. Everyone's order after them is wrong, but not wrong in the same way.

I'm just posting articles as I stumble across them. A lot of them may appear to cast skepticism of the virus but to me it is the government's handling of such that warrants a closer look.
Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
Funny Funny
on June 27, 2020, 09:49:36 PM to quadz

Quake / Re: R1Q2 vs Q2Pro vs Yamagi vs ? - What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
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on June 27, 2020, 02:24:59 PM to quadz
r1q2 was the client of choice in the mid to late 2000's, for sure.

These days r1q2 is no longer maintained, while improvements are still being made to q2pro.

q2pro lists its key features as:

- rewritten OpenGL renderer optimized for stable FPS
- enhanced client console with persistent history
- ZIP packfiles (.pkz), JPEG and PNG textures, MD3 models
- fast HTTP downloads (same as r1q2)
- multichannel sound using OpenAL
- recording from demos, forward and backward seeking
- server side multiview demos and GTV capabilities

q2pro also has an improved, config-file-driven in-game menu system for setting options, which can be nice.

I finally switched to q2pro a few weeks back, as I wasn't happy with how r1q2 was performing (in windowed mode) under Windows 10.

Had to mess with the q2pro config awhile to get it dialed in the way I like it, but I'm happy with it.

I really like the .pkz files, as one can use ordinary zip/unzip tools to modify & explore them. (You can even add 'pkz' as a type for Windows Explorer to understand is really a ZIP file and manipulate them right from the desktop.)

Only thing I'm missing from r1q2 right now is cl_autorecord for demos. (If there's a way to autorecord demos in q2pro, I haven't found it yet.)

Latest q2pro client: https://skuller.net/q2pro/
Quake / Re: R1Q2 vs Q2Pro vs Yamagi vs ? - What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
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on June 27, 2020, 02:18:52 PM to VaeVictis
Used R1Q2 for years. It was nice. Crashed a bit. Felt good though.

Switched to Q2pro, felt odd at first. Like it a lot more now. Doesn't crash like r1q2 used to. Has a lot more quality of life cvars like cl_noskins 2 (force grunt/athena instead of just grunt, nice for tdm) and s_ambient 2 (mute all non-entity generated sounds). More modern feeling for sure.

Both r1q2 and q2pro have the scripting capability I require for my complex tdm binds. Both are competitively viable. I used to prefer r1q2, but since switching to q2pro I don't see any reason to go back now. Also tried aprq2 in there for a bit due to jehar and it was cool, but didn't pull me away from r1q2 and I don't think it is supported anymore.

Yamagi never interested me. Doesn't seem to be an improvement and from what I gather people use it for convenience rather than quality.

If you start talking single player ports there is even more variety, but at that point almost none of the quality of life stuff matters.
Quake / Re: R1Q2 vs Q2Pro vs Yamagi vs ? - What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
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on June 26, 2020, 09:44:15 PM to rikwad
Yamagi was and still is the defacto client for Linux, and a great Windows client also. Yamagi features a software mode, opengl 1.4 and 3.2. I think the soft mode is with coloured lighting as well, though I may be confusing that with Kondrak's Vulkan client which definitely uses the Kolorsoft ref.

Yamagi uses http and is asynchronous like r1q2 and q2pro. It supports Zaero, Xatrix, and Rogue unlike q2pro which is more multiplayer oriented. Yamagi is more SP oriented and has many fixes for the single player, but is also a terrific MP client as well.

You can't go wrong with Yamagi and the developers are very cool with issues or suggestions that you can bring up on their github page


Yamagi is currently being updated and new versions released periodically. I am certain it is the most worked on client currently.


**If you are interested, I posted a link below for the Vulkan rendered client. It supports a cool underwater warping effect like Quake 1 and is a good client as well, but no http or asynchronous behavior.


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