QUAKE II 2020 - Official JC Thread

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QUAKE II 2020 - Official JC Thread

Post by Jizaboz » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:58 pm

Now that the experimenting is over, it's time to get an official thread for our Jolt Country Quake 2 servers. Each server should have the following format:

URL or IP: (x.x.x.x:port or whatever.com:port)
Game type: (deathmatch, osp, jail, whatever)
Description: (describe the mod running on server and why it's cool)
Startup Instructions: (As dumbed down as possible. Server should provide most or all downloads, but add links if not)
Special Instructions: (Special console commands, weird key bindings, etc)

Also, we can announce meetup times for trying to join up like:

Day/Time: 03/20 8:30 EST
Game: WTF ever game mod we are plahing
URL: The url to the game

Some general Quake II notes:
- Hit the ~ (tilde) key to open the console. There are many console commands.

- In the console, type: name myname to change your name

- Alternatively, you can hit the ESC key and in multiplayer options you can change your name and player model

- Important: Make sure your multiplayer options for allowing downloads are all set to "yes", especially "allow http downloads" for modern servers.

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Post by Jizaboz » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:12 pm

URL: quake2.jizaboz.com:27910

Gametype: OSP Tournament

Description: Small maps. Railguns and blasters only. Railguns are 1-shot kill (insta-gib). Laser grapple hooks allow you to grip and swing from walls and ceilings. Permanent high score saves with backups to Amazon cloud. High-speed http downloads instead of the original Q2 UDP upload protocol.

Startup Instructions:
- (Windows) Download the "Quake II Starter" installer from http://q2s.tastyspleen.net/ and install it.
- Run the q2pro executable.
- Type: connect jizaboz.quake2.com
You should now be connected.

Special instructions:
- To enable the laser grapple hook, type the following into the console: bind mouse2 +hook
- This server has map voting enabled. To vote for a new map, type the following into the console: vote map

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Post by Jizaboz » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:52 pm

Match scheduled for tomorrow!

03/19/2020
OSP Tournament
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Post by AArdvark » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:33 pm

I was laughing so hard at that last one I got the hiccups!

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Post by Jizaboz » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm

haha yeah it was a blast! That grapple hook match lol I had a 1 on 1 with a late co-worker after the rest of you guys left. He'll try to make the next game.

I have discovered there ARE Linux binaries for the "Rocket Arena 2" team-based mod! This mod is best with about 8 people (4 per team) so it'll be got "big game nights". Will update when I get time to install it and get it working.

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Post by Jizaboz » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:39 pm

For future reference: https://www.quakewiki.net/archives/rock ... loads.shtm

This is a cool mod. Basically you join a red or blue team, and Shao Kahn from Mortal Kombat counts down from 3 and FIGHT! You start out with 50 rockets for your rocket launcher (I also recommend also adding grenade launcher but NOT using machine guns, shotguns, or railguns) and 50 or more armor. You have a set amount of time to eliminate the other team before the round ends. I can also set # of rounds per "game" before the map changes, etc.

This will use a completely different set of maps meant for this style of play. They are more open (yet not just square death boxes like the insta-gib server usually loads) and encourage vertical movement via rocket-jumping rather than using laser grapple hooks.

I've thought about Action Quake 2 team matches but there are lot of extra keybindings and bullshit involved with that which I do not think many of us have patience for at this time. "Weapons of Destruction" may be a cool everyone-kill-everyone mod to play along with the OSP, but I need time to test it and want to make Rocket Arena 2 the priority right now. I'd like to allow for 16 players on it, so when I do launch it I'll probably increase the bandwidth (ie; more money) of the instance so this would be a "OSP Mon-Thur and RA2 Fri-Sun" thing to keep costs under control while ensuring we maintain a ping of 30 or less like we are getting on the OSP Linux server with around 6 people on.

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Post by Jizaboz » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:24 pm

Attempting to set Rocket Arena 2 up again soon. First attempt resulted in basically a "files don't match" error from the server last week.

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Post by Jizaboz » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:13 pm

Figured it out! It's running default settings for now that can be changed later. Open for suggestions.

URL: quake2.jizaboz.com:27910

Gametype: Rocket Arena 2

Description: Team-based game. 30 minute game time limit (because of shorter "rounds"). No frag limit (can be changed) Players choose a team and then spawn with extra health, armor, all enabled weapons and ammo for them. Each map has multiple arenas to choose from! Once at least 2 teams are established, a count-down begins. Then, opposing teams try to eliminate each other. Once a team has been eliminated, the round ends.

Startup Instructions:
- (Windows) Download the "Quake II Starter" installer from http://q2s.tastyspleen.net/ and install it.
- !! Important !! You need the Rocket Arena 2 client files. My server will not provide these. Download this https://www.quaddicted.com/files/idgame ... 2250cl.exe and EXTRACT it (it's an old self-extracting executable that won't work on new systems) with your favorite unzipping program. Inside, you will see folders labeled "baseq2" and "arena". COPY both of these folders into your QUAKE2 directory root directory. This will create c:\quake2\arena (for example) and add some arena player skins to c:\quake2\baseq2\players
- Run the q2pro executable.
- Type: connect jizaboz.quake2.com

You should now be connected! The terminal on the upper part of the screen when you hit the ~ key now looks a rusty red color showing that you are using Rocket Arena 2.

Special instructions:
- A menu will pop up when you join. Hit the TAB key to advance it. Create a new team or join another player's team. Don't join one of the 2 read or blue "pick up teams" or you won't be in the right area. Once the menu is closed, use TAB at any time to open it again.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:34 pm

I think this weekend we should give it another try.
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Post by AArdvark » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:09 am

This is Easter Saturday were talking about right? in between watching teh Ten Commandments we can blast each other on Quake!

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Post by Jizaboz » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:17 am

Let's try for next weekend for the "Big game" as really this game requires at least 4 people, is better with around 8, and the server can handle 16. Also, holiday weekend and all might make it hard for some of us to get away.

However, I'd really like to get a little testing in (I only need one other person to connect for that) before then to prevent disaster! Aardvark if you or anyone else is willing, just hit me up on the Discord.

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Post by RetroRomper » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:59 pm

I'm up for a bit of Quake 2 if we can play the Pong mod at some point.

Otherwise HMU! (Though I'll be unable to take part via Discord due to my own stupidity and lack of the proper mental health medication at the time).
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Post by pinback » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:46 am

He's saying he's banned from my Discord, so he can't get on the voice channel there. Does anyone else run a Discord server we could move that channel over to? Retro, why don't you create a new one and we'll all move over there for JC/Quake-related stuff.
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Post by RetroRomper » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:29 am

I'm not going to ask everyone to move because I was a shit head that deserved what he got.

I'll just duck out.
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Post by Jizaboz » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:25 am

Trying get a team game going Thursday evening

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Post by Jizaboz » Tue May 19, 2020 5:10 pm

I've had other things going on but.. the server is still running and playing Rocket Arena 2! Still trying to get a test game in before scheduling a big game.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue May 19, 2020 8:16 pm

OK, I would like to do this again. I know I have at least one weekend coming up where it's just me.
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Post by Tdarcos » Tue May 19, 2020 9:16 pm

What do they call it when someone runs a fake Quake server that sends four viruses to your computer?

"QUAD DAMAGE!"

(That was a thing from Quake III arena, I don't know if the joke works for Quake II. I'm not really familiar with the game.)

Considering people have been on lockdown for weeks, I'm surprised everyone hasn't been playing deathmatch games for hours at a time. Or is it four hours at a time?

That gives me an idea. (Stop groaning, you haven't even heard it yet.)

For anyone who's interested, would anyone like to try playing a match where they can get the opportunity to kick my ass around the block? Hey, you get the opportunity (to try) to blow me away! (in the game, anyway) For great justice! And if you guys beat me enough times, you can say "All your base are belong to us."

I don't even know if I can play, given I am functionally reduced to use of my right hand only. Get your mind out of the gutter, I haven't been successfully able to do that in a year and a half. My left hand and fingers are locked in a curled up position due to Dupychen's syndrome. Besides, I have a catheter stuck in me.

So it may turn out it's impossible for me to play. In which case I could be a cheerleader. (And no, I will not wear a short dress and carry a pom-pom.)
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Post by Jizaboz » Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 pm

You are in luck Paul.. there is also a spectator mode where you can join the server and view the whole arena or follow your favorite player.

Also, I lol’d at the quad damage joke haha. I’ll spare you all the specifics of how this usually happened with keygen programs.

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