Unusual words you may encounter as a Quaker
- The administrator of the server you have joined. The person who runs it and has control of it.
Ban - When you are permanently not allowed on a server because the admin has marked you IP address as not allowed.
Baseq2 - The subdirectory in Quake 2 where your configs and other important files are stored.
Baseq3 - The subdirectory in Quake 3 where your configs and pk3 files are stored.
Binds - lines within your config that give instruction or settings to your game that are executed by the game from the config.
Bots - computer controlled enemies or opponents.
Camper - someone who within the game instead of joining in a free for all, stay hidden in one place and picks
off anyone who comes by. Camps in front of spawn points for example and kills anyone who spawns. Considered a cheap and lame way of
playing by players with no skills.
Clan - A group of gamers who have formed a specific group and where a common tag. For example [NIH] will be seen in common on several
different player's names. This means they are all in the [NIH] clan.
- The files that contains the binds that are executed when your game starts and tell the game what particular movements, graphics, and extra settings
you would like to use.
Console - Commonly brought up by using the tilde (~) key, the console is where from within the game you can use remote commands. Execute
commands not in your config.
Crosshair - the small circle, x, or graphic of your choice used to aim your gun on the screen.
- Capture the Flag
- A movie of a game in progress that one uses usually to benchmark their hardware in the game. Or to show off to friends later :)
DM - DeathMatch
Driver - The software that runs your hardware contains drivers. These tell your hardware how to perform.
- Frags per Hour. (see frag)
FPS - Frames per Second; the number of frames per second your video card renders your game in.
Frag - A kill. To be fragged, to frag someone, to go frag.... to kill in game. Also what your score is determined by.
Gamma - the brightness, red, green and blue color depths of your game on your video card.
Gibs - The shots a person takes that in actuality you then see blood splats from.
Grapple - The long thread like line that extends from a player and they stick to the wall with it and swing up to high places or across a room.
- see Grapple.
ID1 - The subdirectory in Quake 1 where your config files and other important files are
IP Address - the number that tells others your internet connection location. Go to Start Menu, Run, type: winipcfg and you
will see your IP Address located there. Your ISP assigns you an address when you log onto the internet.
ISP - Internet Service Provider
Kick - When you are removed fro only the moment from a server. You may
rejoin because you are not banned.
Lag - the result of packet loss or slow connection that results in the phone
jack icon or jerky play while on line. Not always caused by modem, can be caused by video or others sources.
Lame - idiotic, stupid, moronic.
Level - In Multiplayer, maps are referred to as a level. In Single player, it is a complete series of maps strung together that you then
accomplish your goal and move on to the next level.
Llama - Someone who is obnoxious, whines, plays unfairly, has poor sportsmanship, is a complete idiot.
Maps - the scene in which you are playing others. When you join a server,
the map is the environment you are now playing in.
Mod - Modification. When the original game has been modified to enhance or change the game play and then is named accordingly. Not the original
mode of play, but with a twist.
Model - The wire frame of which your character is designed. YOur player has a wire frame (graphic) that is it's shape. What makes the
difference between a female and male player is the frame or model. (see skin)
OpenGL - A 3-D graphics language developed by Silicon
Pak - a package of files that are stored that are important (usually necessary)
to run the game.
Patch - an upgrade or update to the original game.
Ping - the milliseconds it takes for your modem to send and return information from/to a destination point. For example, the number that shows
your ping to a server, the higher the number the longer it is taking to send to that server and have their information come back.
Point Release - the update or upgrade (patch) to Quake 3.
Record (a demo) - to record in-game the action on the screen while gaming.
Respawn - when killed in a game, you re-enter the game. This is called respawning.
Rotation (of maps) - a succession of maps running in a particular order on a server.
Server - the on-line game you joined is being run on a server computer. It
is "serving up" the game so-to-speak.
Server Browser - Software that searches for Multiplayer games and brings them to you in an easy to read format. Able to choose from a list
easily to join a Multiplayer game.
Skin - the covering to a model. The wire frame of a model can have any skin. It is the outer covering. What makes one person have a
green shirt and another a red shirt but on the same Model.
Spawn - when you enter the game.
Strafe - the act of moving from side to side without looking. Side-stepping quickly.
Timedemo A demo run in fast motion to benchmark your video card. Run from
within your game.
Tweaks - changes made to your game config or system in order to make them run more efficiently or faster.
Version - the number assigned to a release of software. For example 1.0
being the first version, 1.2 and 1.3 being follow-up releases, possibly patches to that software.