Q3A EULA Madness
After Todd Hollenshed
reaffirmed his statement that "we're not allowing *any*
modification of the Q3test files" to Essobie on RA2IO,
public reaction to this has been... well... less than hospitable.
Subject : Can't modify q3 eh?
well as much as i LOVE id. that is really really LAME. i don't
see the point in making such a stupid rule. the only reason quake
2 is so popular is because of the updates given by mods to keep
the player's interest. i never play regular dm anymore. all in
all it's a bad bad move and is gonna piss off gamers everywhere.
I think that the whole reason they have the rule is because the
Q3Atest is just that - a test. The whole purpose of this version
of the game is to test the barebones version of it on various
people's systems, and look solely for bugs. When the full version
comes out, you can bet your firstborne child that it'll be open
Subject : Q3test mod issue
I'm not sure that I know enough about the principles involved
to extend a valid opinion. The main factor, I think, is: could
you develop a good mod using only the test, one that would have
replay value and extend the useful life of the test? This is what
id are afraid of, I think, people being able to play cool mods
using the demo and therefore having less incentive to buy the
the other hand, if the q3test is crippled and the only mods are
going to be shit that'll be dropped the instant the full version
hits the store shelves, then id's position makes substantially
line, though: id has the right to dictate what they do and don't
want you to do with their game. Anybody who has a problem with
that can and should go (AWFUL
SEXUAL SLANG, EDITED OUT FOR CHILDREN AND THE SENSITIVE RELIGIOUS
think so... the full version of Q3A is going to be incredibly
different than the test version. While it will have the same basic
going to be infintely better and more well-rounded.
Subject : BAAAAAAAAAAAAh
whole q3a modifing thing sucks i think. For one it gives us fun
and pleasure, for two we are not making any money from it so whats
the big deal? Modifing the q3a test is good in my opinion because
it keeps us occupied and keeps us playing one of the best games
to be released.
deal" is that id Software made it, and they want Q3Atest
to stay "as is" solely for hardware testing purposes.
DID BRIAN HOOK GO?
In case you missed it,
Brian Hook left id Software for Verant.
before he did, certain readers tried to spread blasphemous rumours...
From : Smid
Subject : Tee hee
wanting to be evil and spread a purely speculative rumour that
Brian Hook has left Id to go and work on Daikana at Ion Storm...
With an addition of another person to work on the game, they should
be able to move forward their release date to, oh, the middle
From : redruM
Subject : Doom 2000
graphics are way outdated (way to the 30 millionth power)
I have played has beaten the multiplayer experience of Quake2.
Including Q3test. I don't play single player, as I find it boring
anymore and need some real human competition. So for those of
you who want a single player experience, I hear Half-Life rocks
for SP. I need to try it.
GENERATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I did, and it was fun for a bit, but it
made me realize how superior the Q2 weapons are. (although the
Q1 nailguns and Thunderbolt are fun, bring it on Q3A!)
you love Doom so much, what are you doing here!
Doom was a great and revolutionary game for its time, but I don't
know how a Doom 2000 would seperate itself from the FPS pack nowadays.
With the incredible progress Doom made, it's hard to top it. If
that indeed was the point you were making.
From : Phoenix[xFoG]
Subject : Re: editorial June 3rd 99
have never read such (awful
word describing an animal's bowel movement)
before at pq (I think I can even smell it, no wait that's my something
else...). I think nostalgia has turned your brain into mush EpsCylonB.
I look at turning Doom into a full 3d engine like this: its like
taking your favorite black and white movie or show and adding
color. Sure we can pholosophize (ya well screw you, so I failed
englash what u gonna do 'bout it) if it trully is the same show/movie
in color but the color adds so much to the experiance it would
be a mistake not to add "technocolor".
don't think people want to see the same doom from way back when,
but want to see some sweet chain saw surgery from neck to navel
(sweet up and down). (By the way, if doom2000 was made could you
use the chain saw to actually cut off heads? now that is a mod
worth playing :) Or in other words, We want see the Doom world
as it was conceptualized and placed in an engine in which we can
further appreciate it. Like turning an old classic like Star Trek
to Star Trek Next Generation.
the point that Eps was making was that if Doom is ported to a
newer, more current engine, it would lose some of the "old
school" feel to it. While I agree with that, Doom 2000 is
(hopefully) going to be a new game, so we don't have to worry
about id making it seem exactly like the old. They should at least
make it so the health packs don't constantly rotate around to
face you wherever you walk ;>
don't realize that "Jeff K." isn't real and his bi-weekly
column is a parody of all the self-proclaimed "l33t haX0rs"
out there. For shame, for shame.
: castle crawford
Subject : Jeff K's Corner.
am I to believe that Planet Quake supports the hacking and piracy
of what sometimes is the life work and source of income for legitimate
programmers- all in the name of impressing his pubescent friends?
Really puts all the legal claims and requirements in the rest
of an otherwise great site in perspective. You're doing yourself
a great disservice by even associating with hackers and the rest
of the "kwel doodz" with chronic masterbatory habits that keep
me from enjoying a good multi-player game of Diablo. But then
I'm a little bit bitter about that...
anybody email me a cracked copy of Gamespy? But seriously, I'm
kind of inclined to write a disclaimer stating that Jeff K. isn't
a real person at the beginning of his column... but then again
we wouldn't get any fun email like these. And
now for a comment from the minority.
: William Clause
Subject : I wonder if they will even get a hint of the sarcasm
whom it may concern,
is the most hilarious sarcasm that I have seen in a long while!
Frankly, I think those kids misspell everything by virtue (?)
of their public education these days. Two theories:
They truly believe it is K3WL to be functionally illiterate.
2. Evolution missed them somehow.
still trying to figure out if I'm correct on either count.
still stand by the comment "less Quaking, more school."
I can just hear their mothers shouting "Enough of your l33t
haX0ring, Jeff! It's a school night! Go to bed!