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What screen resolution do you play at? [submitted by [ZBT]AngelicRAGE]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
320x240 - My l33T Pentium 200/Voodoo1 0wNs JOO !!
8
1.7%
640x480 - Any higher and the damned thing gets hot!
37
8.2%
800x600 - My curves are twice as good!
94
21%
1024x768 - Framerate is nothing to me!Gimme pretty things to look at.
172
38.4%
1280x1024 - Pure...love!
56
12.5%
Higher - P4/GF4 baby... Bring on the anti-aliasing!
56
12.5%
Screen Resolution?? I just want to shoot things!
24
5.3%


Pappy-R: 1024x768 with all the pretty colours and blood and chunks. Everything a body needs.
a madman: 1024x576. I'm Quaking in widescreen, baby!
Jube: Since this poll is 2 years old, I borrowed the PQ Time Machine to go back and take a look. 1024x768! Unfortunately I forgot to give myself some stock tips while I was there and now the time machine is all out of gas. :(
IceStorm: - 1280x1024 Because bigger is better!
F4nt0m45: 1024x768 - GFX turned all the way up too! I'd go higher but unfortunately my monitor is little more than a toaster.
Hellchick: I switched to 800x600 once I got my Radeon 9700. Any higher than that and I may get more excited than is safe for OSHA recommended limits.
Gleeb: I have a dodgy monitor :( I gotta play in at least 800x600 for thing to look right.

How do you feel about the hit "sound" in Quake III [submitted by Tolwyn]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Like it. Glad I know my shots are doing something.
260
58%
Hate it. I *know* I hit them. I don't need audio clues.
43
9.5%
I'd prefer to have an option to turn it off, thank you.
54
12%
Don't care.
91
20.3%


Pappy-R: I like it for the larger maps. (/me aims at Hellchick *beep!*)
a madman: I just wish they'd made the sound a little MORE annoying, thanks.
Jube: Huh? There's a hit sound in Q3A? Oh right, guess you'd have to hit someone to hear it.
IceStorm: - There's a sound if you hit something? Cool!
F4nt0m45: With how few people I actually hit, it's barely noticeable.
Hellchick: I like it. I just wish they hadn't chosen that odd honking sound...I feel like the clown car is about to pull up at any moment.
Gleeb: Chink! Chink! Chink! Chink! I love it :D

Quake 1 engine modders should focus more on [submitted by The Prince of Daftness]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Moving to a new engine
142
32.1%
Coding an uber-realistic procedural b00bies generator
83
18.7%
Making the GFX more l33t
94
21.2%
Optimizing some of that ugly code
71
16%
Mynx
52
11.7%


Pappy-R: They can keep doing just what they're doing. You guys kick more butt than Jube at a spelling bee!
a madman: realtime in-game mapping and sound editing! I hear it's big nowadays.
Jube: l33t graphics, because they're uhm, l33t 'n stuff!
IceStorm: - I'm gonna have to go with the boobie theater 2000.
F4nt0m45: I think Tenebrae has just about acheived supreme greatness with Q1, maybe it's time to boost Q2.
Hellchick: You know that Tenabrae mod? THAT'S what more mod coders should be doing. That was about the most amazing thing I've seen for Quake in a long time.
Gleeb: Seeing as I code one, I'd say optimizing the code. Ugly :(

I will buy GE FORCE FX [submitted by RealShockwave]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Soon as it comes out!
33
7.5%
I'll wait till the price drops down...way down!
149
33.8%
What the hell is Ge Force FX?
26
5.9%
I don't give a crap I'll just use my Voodoo 2 card to play Doom 3
30
6.8%
Never, piece of crap is gonna be too expensive
65
14.7%
Screw it I am getting it right now!
12
2.7%
You mother &^%$#@ want how much?
125
28.4%


Pappy-R: I doubt I'll get the first version of the card and I am waiting to see what ATI does as well. Big bucks, ya gotta be sure.
a madman: What, there's no "when my overclocked GF4 bursts into flame, destroys my computer, and forces me to buy a new system?" Damnit, these polls never have the answers I need!
Jube: Sure, I'll jump on it. As soon as I find myself a sugar daddy to jump on.
IceStorm: - As soon as nVidia gives me one for free. hint hint
F4nt0m45: Who cares? I just finally got a GeForce4 TI 4200, so I'm broke anyways.
Hellchick: Never, because I've got a Radeon 9700, baby. Woohoo!
Gleeb: I'm broke. I'm sticking with my Voodoo4!

You're playing quake and the phone rings, what do you do? [submitted by haNniBaL]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Pick it up imidaitly cause it could be important.
40
9%
Tell everyone brb, phone, and hope no one frags you.
51
11.5%
Find a good hiding place, then go answer it.
111
25%
Let the answering machine get it and call them back later.
126
28.4%
I turn the ringer on my phone off before I start playing
60
13.5%
I'm on dial-up and only have one phone line...
55
12.4%


Pappy-R: Go ahead, call! See what happens... (/me readies the eltroshock-telephony device)
a madman: Fortunately I use telepathy instead - it saves me hundreds on long distance bills. Plus, I hate telephones on general principle. DAMN YOU, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL!
Jube: I'd answer it and bitch out whomever was on the other end of the line.
IceStorm: - Not answer it as it's probably Jube calling me up again asking for a date.
F4nt0m45: People still use the telephone?
Hellchick: I don't answer it, because I know it's a telemarketer. Because no one I actually want to talk to ever calls me. And if I DO answer it and it IS a telemarketer, I'll just put the phone up to the speaker and let them judge whether or not they should ever call me back.
Gleeb: I have a sister, I don't need to bother with that antique.

You're at a LAN party. They guy next to you begins to spontaneously combust. You ... [submitted by KewlPC]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Dump some beer on him to put out the flames, only to realize that beer, containing alchohol and whatnot, is flamable
20
4.5%
Get mad at him for stinking up the place more than it already does
20
4.5%
Frag him while he's busy screaming in pain
45
10.2%
Keep on fraggin'
28
6.3%
Yell "FIRE!" then, when people turn their heads away from the game to look, frag them
113
25.6%
Wait until he's just a pile of ashes, then pretend that his machine belongs to you
138
31.2%
Where's the answer that says "Boobies"?
77
17.4%


Pappy-R: Knock the flaming ex-fragger away from my equipment and hope I didn't get fragged while doing it.
a madman: Dude, beer is NOT that flammable. I'm going to assume that we're talking about domestic beer here, since LAN parties are like that. So check the label - you're getting about 4% alcohol in there. The rest of it is roughly as flammable as you'd expect water to be.
Jube: I'd hide the lighter then frag him. I'm dying to hear what that "hit sound" sounds like!
IceStorm: - I would probably have to hide my matches and gasoline.
F4nt0m45: I think I would probably light my smoke off of him. That way I don't have to take my hand off the mouse to get a lighter. But his machine would definitely be mine.
Hellchick: Ask him if he's going to drink those five bottles of Bawls he's been bogarting.
Gleeb: I'd shoot him and hope he respawns in room near the flag... You did mean in-game, didn't you?


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