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Deathstalker666

aka Sparky the Shambler

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  • I live in Massachusetts, New England, USA
  • I was born on April 24
  • My occupation is Shooting stuff in numerous old school FPS
  • I am Male
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  • Is it weird that Rangers head looks different  on his full model and in his gibbed model?

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  • Why sometimes the Death knight from Q1 called Hell knight?

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    • Same reason a Scrag is called a Wizard or a Vore is called Shalrath. The game resource files for the Death Knight all refer to it as a "Hell Knight". The names were one of the last things changed, meaning it was a quick visual fix, and so a lot of the names refer to the older names that the enemies had in Beta3.

      The reason it was most likely changed was because there is no real Hell in Quake, making the name rather confusing, and the fact that it was already used for a Doom II enemy. Pretty much the same confusion you get with a Fiend being called a Demon.

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  • Hey man, I saw that you reviewed QScript. That is awesome. I made that editor back in high school. How did you discover it? I thought for sure it had been lost to the ages... 

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    • That is nice to hear indeed. QScript isn't exactly the most intuitive of editors, but at the time you had little choice. It is definitely a better alternative to using Notepad to design your entire level.

      Shovelware packs in the 90s are an amazing thing, they are like the perfect time capsules of the random files made at the time. They aren't really something you can appreciate when released, but after 20 years and a bunch of dead links they are pretty much the main thing keeping history alive. Depressing really, to know your files can just disappear into obscurity unless someone has the drive to keep the files alive.

      I tend to love digging through shovelware packs for that reason, and happened to find both 0.93d and 0.94d on the Aftershock Toolbox.

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  • I believe that at one point you had given me an archive.org link to Q2. I looked at the respective article to see if we had any download links there, but it doesn’t look like it.

    Isn’t there a link to it somewhere on the project? The level pack is almost certainly abandonware at this point; I’d find it bizarre if anybody or anything still owned the rights to it. On the other hand, if it’s against Wikia’s policies then I suppose that there’s not much that one can do.

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    • That is why I didn't. It seems a grey area, one which definitely could be debated.

      You are quite right, it could easily be seen as abandonware. I don't think either company is still around, nor would anyone really care about the copyright of a shovelware pack from 1996 that wasn't even popular back then.

      Looking at Doom shovelware packs, which seems comparable, it seems they have been posted on the Wikia. So, with overwhelming evidence for the right to do this, and no real argument against, it makes sense to post it.

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  • Yeah, a little early because I don't know if I'll be available over the next few days with all the family celebrations, visitors, eating & drinking, and other holiday-ish stuff.

    So, I got you something... something that was missing but is an important part of what we do and where we are. It's up to you to decide when and how you'll enjoy this fairly rare piece of history.

    Without further ado... THE PRESENT!

    P.S. Don't forget to read the card!

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    • Oh wow, you weren't kidding indeed. This has been something we have been needing for quite a long time. Not sure how you found this, but I am glad you did. Thank you for an awesome present :P

      It will serve in handy when I am done tackling all this evil flight sim stuff. Might take a bit, but something to definitely look forward to.

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    • Glad you liked it. It was hard to be patient and wait until the right moment to reveal this ;)

      I was lucky. You might even say that I blundered into it. Looks like I have learned something from you. Indeed, this is a pretty valuable thing for a Quake Wiki, especially from a historical perspective.

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    • Agreed entirely, I would argue this is one of the most important pieces missing from the puzzle.

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  • May I change the ammo type for the Quake 4 Blaster from Batteries to Cells due to the Blaster's image showing the symbol for Cells from Quake III on the weapon select? Or should I just leave it as it is for simplicity's sake?

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  • I posted Quake Champions versions of the skins, why are they gone!?

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    • Well, did you do the Closed Beta Test for Quake Champions or no do you have to buy the game from the Steam Store?

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    • I don't use Steam and could care less about the Beta because I seem to rarely touch games past 1996.

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  • Which weapon from Q1 is your favorite? My favorite is the Super Nailgun.

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  • Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me, I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.

    Ogre

    Well, their chainsaws are pretty sharp.

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    • Jesus, the fact that I just imagined all this. Gave me a good laugh.

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    • Glad you could appreciate it :P

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  • I want to add a bit of trivia to the Q1 Enforcer's article, saying that the weapon they hold could be a Quake 1 version of the Hyperblaster, with a link to the Q2 Hyperblaster. So I came to ask if that would be okay with you.

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    • I appreciate you asking, though I disagree with the addition of this trivia. Skepticism has been a problem on the Wikia, people love to draw conclusions and put deeper meaning to things (I am of the belief that if you look hard enough, anything can be connected to anything. Shrek is an Ogre, which was popularized by Quake, and thus perhaps put it in their mind), resulting in a lot of connections that simply may not exist. I would prefer such connections to be backed by an interview or something else of factual information, rather than basing it off conjecture, as we try to be a location that focuses on the facts as opposed to speculation.

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    • Ah, okay. Thanks for the heads-up. You have a nice day!

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    • Any time, thanks for asking so it can be explained. You as well :)

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