Now, I know this is a sensitive subject. For years I pronounced gib like it
was one of the Bee Gees. However, I was shown the error of my
ways some time ago, and now pronounce it correctly. Just let your
friend know that he is wrong, cause Carmack and Romero
say so, and he should ease into pronouncing it the right way.
Either that, or have him e-mail Mynx.
Hellchick: Yep, gotta back Spyke up on this. While Lowtax
and I were at the Q3:A bus stop in La Mesa, Paul Steed informed
us while brandishing sharp instruments that it was pronounced
"jib", not "gib", and that since Romero invented
the term, well, that's where the argument ends. And besides, we
want to see your life made miserable by your friend anyway.
From: Ron Mongeon
Subject: Quake 3 Arena Question
How do I make or obtain a CTF map for Q3A? I see them all over the net and wanna learn to play and create my own.
Can you help a newbie Please?
Well, Ron, I believe you're out of luck right now. If you see CTF maps for
Quake 3 Arena, you're either carousing with some less-than-legitimate
map makers, breaking the Q3Test/Demo EULA, or you're hallucinating.
You can't make maps for Q3A yet, because it, and Q3Radiant, the
level editor, haven't been released yet!
Hellchick: I vote that he's on drugs and hallucinating.
From: Elaine Jones
Seriously though, what is wrong with you people?
Have you seen a psychiatrist about this?
No, I haven't, and I'll thank you not to make fun. I think the
question is, what's wrong with you??
Hellchick: I saw a psychiatrist once about this. He told
me to go home and never disgrace his office with talk of sheep
and nail trimmers again. I think I saw him seeing a colleague
From: Jason Crump
hi. i am very interested in making my own quake models. im sneaking on my
computer right now because i am grounded, but i am hopping that you will
return this soon with an answer. As soon as i get my computer back i am
hopping on making models. there is a problem. i dont know where to get the
program to do it, and i dont know which to get. i would appretiat it if you
could help me. thank you for your time.
Sneaking onto your computer! Bad Jason! Give us money, or we'll tell
your parents. As for your question, there's a few programs you
can use to make models for the Quake series. IF you want to use
what the pros use, you'll have to get 3D Studio Max, which is
what id modelling god Paul Steed uses. Unfortunately, that costs
quite a bit of money, and (don't ask us why), we're assuming you
don't have a lot of that. But don't worry, you don't have to pirate
it! If you look around (and the best way to look around is with
GameSpyder), you'll find
a few good freeware programs that can model for the Quake series
quite sufficiently. Good luck!
Hellchick: Quit sneaking onto your computer or I'll tell
your mom you're making nude skins of Spyke.
Why Can't We Just Go "Home"?
I guess a few of these "reader" people are concerned that they can't readily get "home" to the front page of PQ from within an article. Hear their opinions, and praise them as your new gods!
From: Dr. |V|0lybd3nu|V|
Subject: Where is the 3|33t circle?
Yo, this is M0lybd3num. Once, I was reading a PQ mailbag,
and when I finished the page, I decided to go back to the PQ homepage.
I then recalled that PQ had this 3L33t circle next to the word
"PlanetQuake" at the top that had its click event bound to the
homepage. I scrolled back up, eager to use it, but the k-r4d circle
wasn't there! Please bring the circle back! I simply cannot live
without it! Bleaurrgh! Dr. M0lybd3num Programmer/Analyst by Day,
Full Contact Origami Champion by Night "Bring the l33t circle
back, or 3y3 will h4x0r your ascii pr0n!"
Hellchick: The circle has been haX0r3d by
Jeff K. He's demanding that we pay a modest ransom of a case of
Cheez-Pufs and the l33t tin-box version of Q3:A.
Subject: What in the world happened to the Home button?
Usually you have little features that are at least 2 pages long...
and there used to be a little button up in the right hand corner...
now it's gone.. why?
Do i need to use the back feature through all 2-5 pages? thats
silly. you guys keep removing things from that corner.. first
it was the handy pull down hosted sites menu.. then the handy
directory button with the home link... now there isn't even a
Hellchick: The next thing we'll be removing is any trace
of your existence. Please remain in your home for the next ten
minutes, please. Oh, and don't use the phone, under any circumstances.
From: Michael Terry
Subject: Concern over lack of a "Home" link
I was perusing your latest mailbag (http://www.planetquake.com/mailbag/mail991112_1.shtm)
and noticed when I was done that there was no "Home" link on the page, allowing me to go straight
back to http://www.planetquake.com. Instead, my only option was to press the back button 3-4 times to
get back. Well, not only option, because I could re-enter the address in my address/location bar or
click on the bookmark again (of course, PQ's bookmarked! ;). But, those are hardly more
convienent than a nice, clean, one-click solution that would be oh-so-easy to implement.
To make a long story short, I think it would be to the public's great advantage to include a link back
to PQ HQ on all of PQ's pages. Often, I'll find myself embroiled deep within the maze of web pages
that is PlanetQuake and I find myself wondering "How do I get out? There must be a way! For the
love of God, Montresor!" :)
P.S. - If there is a home link and I'm totally missing it and over-reacting, please tell me where it is.
However, if that's the case, perhaps you should make it more visible, so that any idiot (me) can find it.
P.P.S - The Montresor remark was a reference to an Edgar Allan Poe story, the "Cask of
Amontillado." Just lettin' ya know that it wasn't completely random. :)
Well, I happen to agree with y'all that there should be a home link. Let's
ask Site Director Hellchick about that, shall we? I'm glad to
see that "Stalker" (scary nick, dude) is the intelligent one out
of the bunch, because he reads the mailbag and Edgar Allan Poe!
The Cask of Amontillado is m4d l33t, and Poe has k-r4d sk!llz,
Hellchick: The "home" link - while I can't divulge
the full details yet, PQ will be getting a bit of a makeover in
the near future. In the new look, we're going to make finding
the homepage again a game. We'll put the circle on various random
pages, maybe even in the middle of an article, and when you click
on it, you'll either be taken home or to one of various pr0n sites
that you then have to fight your way out of. Wait a minute, that's
not going to work...
What does it say right above this line? Do I even need to tell
you what's going to be in this section? I didn't think so. Now
move along, 'fore I have to break out Ol' Betsy.
Hellchick: Don't make him do it, folks. I've see her.
From: (address deleted)
Subject: (no subject)
i dont understand it your ste says it has quake 3 modles but it does not
please email me some quke 3 models
We have Quake 3 models now? Well gee willikers, I wish someone would have told
me.. especially since you can't make models for Quake 3 yet, as
it hasn't been released, and any other models won't work in the
Demo or Test right now.. I guess we just exist in the future.
Hellchick: It's a science project of mine. It's actually
the year 2031 and Yanni has been cryogenically frozen and re-born,
and he's now the President of the Whole World.
"Read it, or Pikachu gets it."
I don't think that would convince that many people to read the mailbag...
Okay, I've recieved several e-mails about this, so it's time to rant. First
off, it wasn't trying to convince people to read the mailbag,
it was trying to convince people to read PQ in Review, so you
must have mixed up the two wonderful features that I write. Second,
why do so many people hate Pikachu?? He's so cute, and
he says "PIKA!!" and "CHUUUUUU!!", which is enough for me. What
has he ever done to you? Why must you hate him so? Why?
Hellchick: Uhh, we apologize for the previous outburst
of our mailbag author and hope to have the problem rectified shortly.
After the judicious application of lithium.
From: NAC E-Mail
Subject: Q3 song
I wrote a little song for Quake 3! Oh joy!
Take me out to the Deathmatch!
Take me out to the Quake!
Make me some Giblets with Quad Damage
I do swear that I'll never get Fragged
For it's Root! Root! Root! for the Home Clan
If they don't win they must suck!
For it's One Two Three Frags you're out at the old Deathmatch!!!!
P.S. I think FilePlanet's down
I think this speaks for itself. You have too much time, my friend. Well, at least you didn't change The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to be all about Quake, that would be pathetic. On a related note, I've developed alternate lyrics to the Beastie Boys' "Three MC's and One DJ" to be all about John Carmack. It is now titled "C-A-R-M-A-C-K". I'll be posting them soon. And no, FilePlanet isn't down, what the hell are you talking about?