Monday, July 1, 2013

eduke32 multiplayer linux and windows works fine

I've been trying to get people to play some of the older games that I enjoyed and I hopefully think others will as well. Right now I'm trying to get people to play Duke 3D cooperative or deathmatch, I'm pretty open in that regard.
Anyway, here are the links you need to get going with duke right now:
 duke3d hi res: http://goo.gl/jKqb
 eduke32 mp exe http://goo.gl/JtB8I
 atomic edition http://goo.gl/EsqZW

 Now, Install the hi res version first and put it into a directory you'll remember (preferably not Program Files etc). This will install the game and the shareware version of the game. The atomic edition link I provided is most likely considered warez, although I think it really should be abandonware at this point. If you don't feel comfortable downloading that version, find yourself an atomic edition of duke3d (you're looking for the .grp file that is about 42-44MB.

After all of that (sigh) then you can download the version of eduke32 that I've linked in this post. It offers master/slave and p2p types of connections, but the master slave version works much better. If anyone is interested in some of this old school type of fun please let me know since you have to run these programs all in succession. Also, Doom/Doom2 I'm always open for as well. :D

Monday, January 7, 2013

Most likely won't be posting here anymore. This page will be up just for the history of the clan and if anyone needs information on where our irc channel is located.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Couple old videos.

I figured that I needed to get these two videos up on youtube so I don't misplace or lose them at some point in time. I also have a few more videos but they will be rather difficult to capture. One is from Heretic 2 that the clan played for one weekend at a lan party and I would really like to get that up on yt as well. The first video is from about 1994 or 1995 and it is when I first switched to mouse/keyboard from Gravis gamepad for control. If you know what you're watching you can see my mistakes and also me not knowing my sensitivity but it is still rather fun to watch. The filename is gkvun.zip and you can search google gkvun.txt and find the information about this match. The person I was playing didn't want me to reveal his name since he was starting out like me and the match was pretty one sided. :D

The second video is a Quakeworld match at another local lan party with a few of us playing that tekk captured one time. This would probably be about 1998 in terms of time frame and these matches are what it was all about back in the day. I miss games like this and the fun that came along with everyone in game together. Even though we don't require lanning to play games like this nowadays, we sure could use some games *LIKE* Quake1 and Doom instead of the countlesss military fps titles, team based deathmatch and 'upgrades'. Everything gets in the way of deathmatch these days and it really needs to get back to the roots of the genre.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Battlefield 3

Looks like most of the clan has the game now that still plays online. We will all have to get a game together sometime soon, it should be really fun. The voice chat is a little bit hard to figure out if you're used to games in the past, I still can't find the settings for the voice. I think after you join a party that there will be voice settings that you can adjust there. I am using my Xbox 360 Headset for voice chat since I don't really have a good one to use otherwise. I played a little bit last night with Hazeus and had a fun time although my binds were messed up. I have those fixed now so I can finally zoom in, I just want to get voice setup now so we can actually communicate and help out more. The game doesn't offer regular public in game voice chat as far as I know. You have to party up prior or join someone's party in game to be able to voice chat with them. Anyway, hope to see you out on the battlefield!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Superbrothers' Sword & Sworcery: Another One Bites the Dust.

I'm not sure why devs take pride or have an attitude regarding porting their apps/games to other mobile platforms. The only valid reason that I will accept is that the time/effort needed may or may not be worth the payoff if they were to port something. The game I'm talking about specifically is IOS's Sword & Sworcery. This game had me intrigued from the very beginning, although I know now I will never have a chance to play it since the developers aren't even interested in other platforms from what I can tell. I specifically remember reading their actual webpage with some snide remarks at the bottom regarding that it'd only be on ios. I also happened to catch this article in which one of the devs simply replies 'Nope!' It's as if they're proud that so few people are going to experience the game and that they enjoy people being upset that they can't enjoy the same product as ONLY the IOS users. What do they expect us to do, run out and buy an ipod just to have some of this content? Android seems to slowly but surely gaining decent content but it's still just not there. I blame every dev out there who hasn't ported or isn't in the process of at least ATTEMPTING to port their ios content to other platforms, mainly Android. Console gamers suffer every year from exclusives on one platform or the other and I find it particularly annoying. Most of those times the companies involved are being paid something for the exclusive, but here in the mobile world it doesn't work that way. These developers are CHOOSING one platform over the other because they must be fanboys deep down. Another developer that I won't put so harshly is the creator of Tiny Wings. Now this is only one person making this game, and yes Superbrothers are only a couple if not a handful of people. If you're a developer and don't like a platform in one way or another just say it, don't sit there like some arrogant child holding the cookie jar from the other kids like you're important to the rest of the world. You aren't, your content will be forgotten, and the less people you let experience your creations, the more of a low life you are if you are doing it only for fanboyish reasons. diaf

Monday, July 11, 2011

Apple with their same old bullshit.

I see today now Apple is suing HTC again at this point in hopes of stopping their sales and imports entirely. I just have to say at this point, if you're still buying products from Apple and supporting this company in any way, then you are doing your part to continue support of incorrect and outdated patent laws, bullying businesses into giving out money for absolutely no reason at all, unfair business practices and more. Companies like Apple and Microsoft are always doing this in the courts. The iPhone was not a unique design, Palm had been designing slab like PDA's for years prior to the iPhone or iPod. Same with HTC, they were designing tablet products years prior to anything Apple had at all. I don't see how people can even defend a company like Apple when they continue to just follow along and haven't innovated with much since the iPad or iPod/iPhone. Trying to scare companies into not making products, specifically Android products is a very, very shameful thing to do and I'm sure some at Apple do not agree with it but simply have no power or say to change anything about it. Competition is always good for the CONSUMERS as better things come out all the time, and the main key about all this would be *CHOICE*. We don't want ONE phone for all, we want specific products catered to specific needs of the user. This has to be put to an end at some point or our laws have to be corrected in order to keep companies like Apple in line. I am ashamed an American company this size can keep acting this way over all the years they've been in business and still have supporters of their products. There is no logical way to defend any of their actions, they are not protecting innovative designs or anything specific they came up with; you cannot or rather should not be able to patent ideas like 'swipe finger left to right to unlock the lockscreen' and other nonsense. It almost vaguely reminds me of when Amazon tried or did patent the one click checkout, I'm not sure how the results came out on this one.

It would sure be nice to live in a world that wasn't totally ruled by money, I sometimes feel I would have been better off if I lived during the 1800s or something out in the Wild West, but then I'd probably have been killed in some Saloon shootout or something.

Apple, Microsoft and any other companies using their pool of generic patent portfolios should die in a fire and that is all.