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/dev/random / Are you more active on this forum than any other you visit?
« on: September 12, 2010, 02:28:25 PM »
What other forums do you guys visit regularly?  Is this forum the one you are most active on?

By "active" I mean posting topics, messages, replies, etc.

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Heard about this on another forum, and that thread got locked before I could discuss it there.  Here is the link on CNN.com about the story - http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/01/puppies.river.toss/index.html?hpt=T2

Here is the video link (I'm surprised CNN actually linked the video on a main page article) -
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bb4_1283184704

It seems this took place somewhere in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

I wanted to hear others' opinions on this video.  What is your reaction when you see the video?

I read a lot about the video, last night actually, and decided not to watch it til today.  After watching it, I didn't find it all that brutal.  The puppies appear to be very very young, probably a week old at most.  While I find it sad, I don't necessarily think these people were trying to cause pain to these animals.  They weren't overly cruel in their actions IMO.  They didn't spike them on the ground, or do their best to make sure they landed on one of those tree branches before they hit the ground.  The girl did get a little "creative" with her tosses near the end, trying to throw them high.

In many countries, the US included, unwanted puppies, kittens, etc., are often killed quickly after birth, or thrown into rivers, etc.  I know I've heard of people in the US putting a bunch of unwanted kittens, or ones that couldn't otherwise be cared for, into a bag with a brick and thrown into a river.  I find the act sad, but I suppose it's one of the more humane, and inexpensive ways to discard animals that otherwise might have starved to death, etc.  I'm not sure if they have the equivalent of a Humane Society in these other smaller countries, where they can take unwanted animals instead of dealing with them themselves.

What do you guys think?

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Quake / Why do you do it, quadz?
« on: July 17, 2010, 07:40:19 PM »
You spend a significant amount of your time, and at ~$690 a month for server costs, a pretty hefty chunk (by most people's standards) of your own money to keep these servers up.  I can only assume that the majority of the people who benefit from your efforts do so without any personal expense.  On the graph page that shows the server maintenance costs along with paypal donations, you say that you will keep these servers up as long as you stay employed.

First off, these questions come from a place of admiration and total appreciation.  So, why do you do it?  I presume Quake 2 is as much of a hobby for you as it is for the majority of the players that have been playing here for these many years.  Does it ever feel like an obligation; insomuch as if the tastyspleen servers suddenly disappeared, the options for online Quake 2 gaming would be severely crippled, especially here in the US, anyway.

My interest in this game has had many peaks and valleys over the ~11 or so years I've been playing.  Whenever my interest in this game takes an upturn, it's great to know that there's a community like tastyspleen that's still going strong and with an excellent support system that I can easily jump right back into.

I haven't even played at all lately, but was just feeling very thankful for your efforts, quadz, and all the other people who do their part in making this such a great home for a ~13 year old game that's just too good to forget about  :bravo:

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Bot Drop / abc on Tourney4 using low fov? aimbot
« on: June 13, 2010, 11:02:34 PM »
This is from right now, demo attached

Edit:  Added a 2nd demo, probably more telling if necessary =)

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Jump & Trick Demos / q2dm8 jump
« on: June 05, 2010, 12:28:01 PM »
Hadn't done this one before today, but it wasn't all that difficult after I tried it a few times.  It's the jump where you start out on walkway by chaingun/above GL, speed down towards room with 2 rail slugs, and go up the slope/ramp to railgun/third level.  I use the 2nd chute to the left instead of the one directly behind the spawnpad there.

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/dev/random / MMA will wreck your day (graphic pics inside)
« on: June 01, 2010, 07:16:00 AM »
Just thought I'd share this awful picture of a dislocated knee suffered in a recent MMA fight... OUCH!




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Quake / "Black Hole" Server/map bug. What is it, what causes it?
« on: May 22, 2010, 12:00:47 PM »
Occasionally while in a FFA game, I've noticed that certain spots on a map become sort of a "Black Hole" of sorts.  You can't see these spots, but when you get close to them, you usually hear a railgun hum, and they stick you, or sort of make it feel laggy, just when passing through these particular spots.

Is anybody else familiar with this anomaly that I'm referring to?  What causes this exactly?

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/dev/random / Valve game Portal is free til the 24th
« on: May 14, 2010, 10:16:37 AM »
Sorry if there was already a thread about this somewhere else.

For those that don't already know, the Valve (Half-Life, etc.) game "Portal" is free if you add/download it to your Steam account by the 24th.  If you don't already have it, go get it!

http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/934386-portal/index.html

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/portal?q=portal

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Quake / Banzai!!!
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:19:06 PM »
Hi =)  I don't think I've touched Quake 2 in at least 1 1/2 years, but I'm getting the itch again, and ready to jump back in, BANZAI!!!  I hope my advanced age won't have slowed me down too much.

I've lost all my files though, or at least my .PAK files.  Can anybody recommend a good pak that is low on eye candy, and high on useful stuff, like high visibility skins, upgraded sounds, the grenade countdown timer, wallha.. er, crosshairs, or anything else that is generally considered desirable =)  Actually, I don't mind a little eye candy, if it's hard to avoid that with newer paks.  It's definitely not a requirement for me to have fun though =)

Also, is R1Q2 still somewhat regularly updated, and the typically used client?

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Quake / DM8 only DM server, who's interested?
« on: October 07, 2008, 07:09:57 AM »
I don't believe the Mage DM8 server or the DS DM8 server is around anymore, correct me if I'm wrong.  It's such a great map with really long hallways for good rail action, and lots of sections for fights between specific weapons (hyper, SSG, RL, etc.)

Anyway, I'm playing again after many months being absent or mostly absent and miss not having a DM8 server to frag on.  Perhaps TS could eliminate one of it's many seldom-used servers or just add another assuming it can take it =)

We can debate on what style it'll be.  I kinda liked the semi-marathon style Mage had ages ago; 20 minute time limit, no frag limit.  Or DS had it the same way but 15 minute time limits I believe.  Preferably BFG disabled so it caters to the less spamtastic weapons, other than GL, gotta give some of the spammers something to play with =) And would be nice if the PS was disabled too so it's not so heavily focused on making sure you get that one item and more focused on just general crazy fragging.  It's not about longevity, it's about getting the most frags you can in a set amount of time.  Not sure about falling damage or not, I think I like it on (love railing people off a high ledge to have them splat when they hit the ground  :badgrin: )

Let me know what you think! =)

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/dev/random / What movie is Armor's avatar from?
« on: September 21, 2008, 09:06:48 PM »
What movie is this from?  thanks!



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Quake / A good 1-eared headset, USB preferred...
« on: March 09, 2008, 03:57:08 PM »
Can anybody recommend a good 1-ear headset for use with Q2, etc.?  I think I've heard USB is preferred, so I suppose I'd prefer a USB one.  I've never owned a headset, so not sure what I need to look for.  Just always like to buy something of higher quality if I'm gonna shell out the cash.  TYIA =)

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Trouble Shooting / Quake changing colors mid-game
« on: February 22, 2008, 01:47:01 PM »
Since I've started playing quake again, in the past week or so, sometimes when I'm playing, my colors will all of a sudden turn from a normal color to a purplish/pinkish hue.  I've attached a before/after screenshot to try to show the differences.  Never seen this before, was just curious if anybody else had any clue what was going on.

When I do a vid_restart, it fixes it temporarily, sometimes for only a few seconds, sometimes for many minutes to an entire gaming session.

Any input would be much appreciated  :headbang:

 :help:

Edit:  Made the pics jpegs so they weren't so huge.  As you can see... my crosshair all but disappears when the colors have a change.  My bright-skinned player models become very hard to see as well.  So for those 2 reasons alone, this annoys me =P

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Bot Drop / Suspected Bot on DM server earlier
« on: February 18, 2008, 04:54:21 PM »
Name was Higbert.  May check his IP against other known botters.  I have no demos though, sorry.  I'm certain he wasn't just "that good", he was fairly clearly botting IMO

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