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Bot Drop / Re: Haunted and Punk
« on: May 05, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
Darn... I don't have that map so I can't view it (and I don't see it in the maps folder under files here on TS). Here's one from DM5 this weekend. I doubt he's a bot... just a really peculiar (and oftentimes annoying) play style.

I get it periodically. For hours it'll be buttery smooth with not a single red line shown on netgraph. Then, there'll be periods where it's like the attached image. Is that on my end, or is that possibly a tastyspleen issue?

Quake / Re: Any setting to make spawning upon map rotation quicker?
« on: April 20, 2019, 08:10:37 AM »
cl_defermodels [0/1]
Defer model loading for faster connection times, but can cause stuttering when first entering the map. Default 1

But it's already on by default. I can't say that I notice any difference but who knows.
I'll give this a shot. Mine was set to 0 actually (and I've never heard of this setting, so I haven't messed with it). Maybe this will make a noticeable difference. Thanks!

Just use client side commands? I may be mistaken, but it sounds like you need a good config/autoexec opposed to a pak.
I think it has to be a file (in a .pak, etc.). I don't think there are any commands to control the opacity of the explosion animation/graphic.

Quake / Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:28:41 PM »
The rocket and grenade splash is a constant smokescreen preventing me from seeing what's going on behind it. I guess you could argue that it's part of the game, but I find it really annoying. I think I replaced it years and years ago with something that was mostly gray sparkles or something like that. It didn't obstruct the view nearly as much anyway.

Does anybody use one of these or know how to install it? It's been so many years since I've fiddled with a .pak file.

Quake / Re: Any setting to make spawning upon map rotation quicker?
« on: April 16, 2019, 06:41:33 AM »
Ya know, I'm not sure if I click the attack button in between maps. I'll have to spam it like mad from now on and see if that makes a difference :D Thanks for the tip!

Quake / Any setting to make spawning upon map rotation quicker?
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:31:03 PM »
While on the DM server, I often get the impression that most people are loading up the next map quicker than I am. I frequently end up telefragging someone else when the map loads up (indicating that they were on the pad before me), and I often spawn hearing other people already collecting weapons, or otherwise seeming to be moving around and being active quicker than me. My ping is fairly low (upper 30s), Quake 2 is running on a fairly quick SSD, I'm on an i7-6700K processor (plenty quick for a twenty year-old game), etc., etc.

So, is there a setting I can fiddle with that might help this? Is this something to do with the number of hops to the server or something? Anything I can check into to see if I can tweak to speed this up?

(BTW, be careful what you wish for: If I did try it, I'd probably redirect to my favorite server instead, i.e. vanilla. :) )

 :lolsign: understood :) Thanks for looking into it. I figured classic is the closest server, map rotation-wise, to DM, so I figured it would be a good alternative.

10 / Auto-forward when server is full - is this possible?
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:17:10 PM »
Is it possible to be auto-forwarded to the classic server when one tries to connect to the DM server and it's full? Is this something that you'd be OK with, quadz? If this isn't possible, or isn't something you want to see happen, is it possible to give them a message like, "DM server full? Try the "classic" server instead!"

The goal is twofold: One, to give players an alternative when the DM server is full (which happens semi-frequently it seems), and also to increase the population on the classic server. I imagine many (if not most) players that play on the DM servers, and the other popular servers, don't come to the forums, so they simply join the most-populated servers as returned by their server browser (like the one that comes with the Q2 starter kit here). If classic gets DM overflow, then the hope (for me) is that it'll have more-consistent activity. I've heard from a  few players on the DM server that they would like to play on the classic server, but it's always empty.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:24:18 PM »
It looks like a screwed up deal (if you are on Trump's side).  This whole situation is based on having ammo to use against Trump for 2020.

I think the 'whole situation' is based on Trump making a poorly considered campaign promise when he ran in 2016 (to build the wall, and to have Mexico pay for it), effectively digging himself a hole, and him being completely and totally willing to bury everyone else in the process of trying to get out of that hole. He can't concede that the wall isn't the most efficient way (dollars wise) to address illegal immigration issues, he can't concede that it won't be worth the investment. He's going to do anything and everything in his considerable power to avoid a situation where someone can hold something against him in 2020, whether it harms the country in the process or not. He must maintain the appearance that he's never wavered on his intentions to build the wall, and that it's always been the best idea ever for the immigration 'emergency'.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:31:02 PM »
But at the other extreme, there's no reason to pretend the geographical location of a womb somehow acts as a shield from the 100% human rights that would be granted to a baby on the verge of being born, if it could only be teleported a dozen inches on a vector that places it geographically outside the womb. (How does the biology of a womb act as a magic rights-inhibiting enclosure?)
It's a rights tug-of-war. Whose rights supersedes the other's? Obviously pregnancy is a one-of-a-kind situation, with nothing exactly matching it, but where else does any human, regardless of age, have rights to sap any portion of the life of another human, without that other human's explicit consent? I believe a woman should be able to have a fetus removed from herself at any point in a pregnancy. If the fetus is not-viable at that time, and would die anyway outside the womb, I suppose there's no reason to object to its termination prior to removal, instead of allowing it to occur 'naturally' after an intact removal.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:04:01 PM »
Stanford University Institutional Review Board:


What is the exact context of this? Who are the people being shielded from having to debate someone else that has an opposing political view to theirs?

art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:24:13 PM »
Bought a couple new things lately. Bought the acoustic/electric because it was apparently a good deal and I'd like to have one of those eventually. Also bought the amp because I wanted something so I splurged and went overkill for something that's supposedly really good. Way more than I need now, and possibly more than I'll ever need, but I got it anyway because getting good deals on things I don't need or might not use much is fun apparently:

Guitar (paid $152 total including shipping):

Amp (paid $280 total shipped):

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: November 10, 2018, 12:12:41 AM »
I disagree that they changed their position. Has the context not changed at all from when those earlier tweets were first made until now? They've been consistent in their aims of having a fair and thorough investigation take place.

Clearly they each felt that recusal wasn't sufficient back when Sessions first did so (and a few months after that for Warren - btw, are we 100% sure that comment, in June, was about the recusal?). Since his recusal, Trump has lambasted Sessions both publicly, and privately as well (reportedly), for said recusal. Trump ultimately forced Sessions' resignation (read: he fired him) because Sessions recused himself, trying to do what he felt was appropriate for the investigation, under the circumstances. Now, it's not merely that Trump forced Sessions' resignation that has those other politicians upset, it's why Trump has done so. This isn't them finally getting what they initially insisted on - the circumstances have changed significantly. Who does Trump appoint to replace Sessions now? He appoints the person who has been very critical, in public, about the merits of the investigation. How is it reasonable for Trump - one of the main focuses of the investigation, a person who has incessantly referred to it as a "witch hunt", and a hoax - to hand pick the person who will oversee this investigation, and for this person to have intimated that he would shut down the investigation, or greatly limit it, as well as essentially calling it hogwash as well?

I think it's clear that those other politicians are taking those things into consideration when they've made their recent comments. Those details weren't in play (among many other things I'm sure I'm not thinking of) 1.5+ years ago when those initial tweets were created.

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