Hi guys! Glad to see you too. I will try to stop by more often. Just busy with life and stuff. Glad you guys are still here. Take care.
Hey Le Ray, Good of you stop by But we need more life on this forum! Right now it's just not happening under current management as far as anyone can see. We haven't had a contest in years and it doesn't look like another one will ever be organized. And just so you know, I'm still waiting for that administrator position if one is still open
Let's hope this comment will not be deleted, because this place is in some desperate need of life
I count on Wixen1 to keep me up to date with things here.I just don't have the time anymore. If you have any concerns, please let him know.
Thx. Le Ray.
As some of you may already know, the Café has made Knightmare new admin inhere some months ago. Knightmare has been around for a long time and has visited the forum daily, and often contributet to the forum when needed. I think Knightmare is highly qualified for this position, as he among other great stuff, is the developer of the KMQuake II Mod/engine and the Quake2 Unofficial v3.24 Patch.
Thank you Knightmare for taking the job and for all your help so far!
I will remind everyone, that making a map contest here at the Café is for everyone to do, you don't need to be an admin or moderator. If you wish to make a map contest, Knightmare and I will help setting it up for you (boards and so on).
sup m ! well, we are still young at heart, no ? at least i have ambitions to get back into mapping (I mean the creation of road maps, of course ....)
sup? = Dang busy these days but I don't mind. How about with you?
I keep telling myself I'm young. In fact I took up running/jogging a few years ago and discovered that young at heart and young in body are two very different things. I still do major cardio but all low impact on the bones and muscles. I still run a few miles once in awhile because reasons.
I certainly want to map, always have and will always miss it. It's awfully hard to get motivated to use what little free time I have making something so few people will bother with.
Brings to mind this amazing song from this wonderful group, and one of my all time favorite bands.
holy cow what a cool thread to start off the 20th anniversary year of quake 2.
welcome Knightmare - thank you guys for keeping quake2 mapping forum going here.
man I have some thoughts. I'm a railwarz player (also play lfire ctf, expert ctf, dm, rocket arena, jump) and we had a great 2016 with a kind of unofficial map thing happening. last year 5 new ctf maps were created and we continue to enjoy playing them in railwarz. macanah made bite ctf. newbie made one (always forget his' name but its awesome map). and legendary railwarz player KiD made 3 maps, trapped, theshack and fatal2way.
We have a lot of cool things coming up for this big anniversary year, map-wise: the first new CTF map of 2017 is currently being play tested on our servers, made by Lil' Goner, it's amazing let me see if I can put up a little preview today. Lil' Goner also made the amazing map Fort Supertough (fortsup.bsp) Slime Mixer (slimyctf.bsp) amongst others, and was part of COD Combat Oriented Designs back in the day.
Maric we obsess over your CTF maps to this day. The Pit and Variation on the Blues are probably the big 2 for the whole community, but many of the top players love Valley of the Shadow (myself included.) I also go through these weird phases where all I want is Ride the Dragon Lite, and late at night I'm prone to 1v1 and 2v2 CTF matches on Underneath with the gravity turned to 300. Love the fast hook over the 3D terrain.
Anyway I could go on and on - like the other day when I met Underlord for the first time on voice chat, so much fun. The thing is, we are an active player and mapper community, and we are looking at 2017 as a year to grow. I am going to be shining a light on map making because that's a big part of what keeps the game going.
There are at least 3 unreleased maps from back in the day - Maric I know you had an error in Marics 8 (or maybe 7? or 9?) and so that was never released, because you'd already finished the next numbered level. Is there any chance that you have that .bsp - or unreleased CTF maps - that you would share with us to play railwarz on? The cool thing about railwarz ctf is that you don't need to place any items - it's instagib all rail CTF with fast hook, so no item placement is needed.
I reached out to Hafhead and he may be sharing with us his unreleased CTF map - the first and only custom skybox he ever made - called Tubby Bomb Factory. And if anyone has contact info for ProdigyXL I would really appreciate sharing with me please - ProdigyXL has an unreleased small CTF map (those work the best in 2017) xlctf1.
OK thank you guys again for all the amazing fun you have created over the years, still being enjoyed on a daily basis, you guys are legends.
As for staying in shape, I'll quote Indiana Jones here "It's not the years, it's the mileage" although age isn't making it any easier.
That is some oooooold school prog. I used to listen to a lot of that but have been polluted by the modern stuff, particularly Anathema. That and a load of post rock these days - Oh Hiroshima, Jakob, Message To Bears, Astralia, The Living Sleep to name a few.