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Warrior
Warrior

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 08:21 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've just recently gone and bought my collectors edition of Quake 4, for some reason australia had got it really early, which was a huge suprise to be woken up to a phone call saying your copy of Quake 4 has come in.

So I got my shit together woke my flat mate and said take me to Quake 4. this happened, I located the EB store, traded my money for Quake 4 and went home and installed it.

I was sitting there during the loading screen hoping for some sexy eye candy with the intro (running 1024x768 high quality) and boy did I get the goods, the intro is fantastic, it's been done very well and looks brilliant, something along the lines of strahip troopers but better.

After the intro loaded, I was thinking now we're getting into it wonder what the gameplay is like; first thing I noticed was omg there is no stamina bar! the next thing I noticed was how big the map was, it was outdoors with battle sounds all around the environment sounds fantastic if you can support OpenAL and have a 5.1 speaker system.

Now the gameplay which everyone has been bitching about in reviews is total bollocks, those guys were playing .gifs or something as this is the best action game I've played in a long time it leaves Doom 3 for dead, forget Doom 3, think Quake 4, non-stop intense action.... if you play it on hard you're garunteed a huge arse kicking, but it's done well though it's not 100 monsters kicking your arse, it's 4-5 strogg screaming their battle cries as they come running towars you to stretch your meat a little bit. (I'm still early in the game but everything is perfect so far) And no it's not dark, black dark and black like Doom 3, it's well it and it has colours in the lighting which really contrast well in the einviroment, very nice use of the realtime lighting engine. Of course the flashlights, so far I only have the Blaster and the Machinegun and both have flashlights, and yes the Blaster is fudgin sweeeet it's rappid fire with a charge shot which has quite a kick. Also Medics are your friend ;)

Now onto the actual graphics of the game, I was happy to see that it wasn't a shiney house of wax. it's metallic, nicely done metals ,sexy in all it's glory. The special effects like the strogg evaporting with a borg like affect is uber cool. The Strogg models themselves are very very well done too, the best looking alien monsters I've seen for quite sometime the architecture of the maps so far is pretty impressive I'm very glad that Quake 4 has delieverd to me what I've been expecting it to be for years if you had any doubts that this game was going to suck, well think again buddy, this game
fucking rocks my jocks!

Z




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oh yeah!
oh yeah!

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 08:29 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YES

edit: Do you mind posting what hardware you have, and how well it ran?




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It felt good...
It felt good...

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 08:31 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Nice dude. Seeing as you obtained it legally, and it's shipped to retail, you should be able to post new screenshots for us without a hassle, no? Do it! You will find this thread will be immensively popular if you do (most of the people here will have to wait until Wend. to get the game).

Can you post some screens from the new MP maps? :)

http://www.imageshack.us is a good free service for uploading images.




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Timed Out
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 08:55 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


http://www.quake4world.com

One of the first player reviews I've seen, front page news :D




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Necro
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:06 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


where abouts in Australia are you? and which EB store did you get it from?
i rang my local EB store last week as to when its coming in (ive had it pre ordered for weeks) and he told me he had no idea when it would come in,
in fact, ive just rang him and told him about your post, and according to him youre lying as NO eb store in oz has Q4 for sale till Thursday.
so?




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Timed Out
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:14 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm betting that his store fucked up.




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Warrior
Warrior

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm from Brisbane. System specs are 2400xp@2.2ghz 2gig of ram, and a 6600GT, runs fine, I don't it really dips below 40fps even when there is like 6-7 strogg on the screen. lots of strogg I tell ya lots this game gets better and better the further I get into it :D

Z




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The Illuminated
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:21 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


the place i ordered from in SA (not EB) says it has a street release date of the 19th which seems to be echoed around different stores so you've probably benefitted from somebodies mistake ;)




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Necro
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:26 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


which store in brisvegas did you get it from?
im on the gold coast, its only a 40 min drive for me, be worth the drive to get it early




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Warrior
Warrior

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:27 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/quake4.jpg[/lvlshot]

[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/shot00002.jpg[/lvlshot]

Real enough for ya ;)

Z




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Warrior
Warrior

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:28 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


busetibi wrote:
which store in brisvegas did you get it from?
im on the gold coast, its only a 40 min drive for me, be worth the drive to get it early


The Strathpine store, there is shit loads of them there.

Z




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One Man Army
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:30 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Heh, nice. I'm gonna go ahead and post my guide since the game is technically in stores. Post some pics of the new edge




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Timed Out
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:30 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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Unquantifiable Abstract
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:33 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm now moist!



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Timed Out
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:34 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


BTW I think the most important info to come out of all of this is you have floral bedsheets.

Win.




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The Darkness
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:34 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


/me twitches UPS better get me my case and stuff now so i can put together my system




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freakzilla
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:37 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


DooMer wrote:
Heh, nice. I'm gonna go ahead and post my guide since the game is technically in stores. Post some pics of the new edge


Can we legally post some pics?




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One Man Army
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:38 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I dont think we can from the beta.




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Warrior
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ok I took some screenshots of some of the maps.

The Edge:

[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/edge1.jpg[/lvlshot]
[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/edge2.jpg[/lvlshot]

Fragging Yard - which has a 1v1 and a normal version:

[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/frag1.jpg[/lvlshot]
[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/frag2.jpg[/lvlshot]

BloodWorks:

[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/blood1.jpg[/lvlshot]
[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/blood2.jpg[/lvlshot]

SandStorm:

[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/sandstorm.jpg[/lvlshot]
[lvlshot]http://zombie.planetdoom.gamespy.com/shots/quake4/sandstorm2.jpg[/lvlshot]

That should keep you happy for a while. ANYWAY time for Quake 4! :D

Z




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freakzilla
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:47 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I THINK I'M IN LOVE




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oh yeah!
oh yeah!

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:47 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Zombie13 wrote:
busetibi wrote:
which store in brisvegas did you get it from?
im on the gold coast, its only a 40 min drive for me, be worth the drive to get it early


The Strathpine store, there is shit loads of them there.

Z


MORE PICTURES!

edit: YES




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freakzilla
freakzilla

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:49 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


THIS JUST IN

I JUST HAD AN ORGASM FOLKS




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freakzilla
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:50 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I have a feeling that "blood rose" map is gonna own..




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The Illuminated
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


nice shots gw zombeh
looks hawt.




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The Darkness
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 09:58 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


looks like wednesday will be a good day for me to have an off day from work :icon25:




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Warrior
Warrior

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


stole this from zer0logics cfg:

unbindall
bind "TAB" "_impulse19"
bind "ESCAPE" "togglemenu"
bind "SPACE" "_moveup"
bind "+" "_impulse14"
bind "0" "_impulse9"
bind "1" "_impulse0"
bind "2" "_impulse1"
bind "3" "_impulse2"
bind "4" "_impulse3"
bind "5" "_impulse4"
bind "6" "_impulse5"
bind "7" "_impulse6"
bind "8" "_impulse7"
bind "9" "_impulse8"
bind "<" "_ingameStats"
bind "a" "_moveUp"
bind "c" "_moveDown"
bind "d" "_back"
bind "e" "_forward"
bind "f" "_moveright"
bind "m" "_ingamestats"
bind "q" "emote cheer"
bind "r" "_impulse13"
bind "s" "_moveleft"
bind "t" "clientmessagemode"
bind "v" "_voiceChat"
bind "w" "emote taunt"
bind "x" "emote grab_a"
bind "y" "clientmessagemode 1"
bind "z" "emote salute"
bind "BACKSPACE" "_moveleft"
bind "LEFTARROW" "_left"
bind "RIGHTARROW" "_right"
bind "LEFTALT" "_speed"
bind "LEFTSHIFT" "_strafe"
bind "DEL" "_lookdown"
bind "PGDN" "_lookup"
bind "END" "_impulse18"
bind "F1" "_impulse28"
bind "F2" "_impulse29"
bind "F3" "_impulse17"
bind "F5" "savegame quick"
bind "F6" "_impulse20"
bind "F7" "_impulse22"
bind "F9" "loadgame quick"
bind "F12" "screenshot"
bind "MOUSE1" "_attack"
bind "MOUSE2" "_zoom"
bind "MOUSE3" "_impulse50"
bind "MWHEELDOWN" "_impulse15"
bind "MWHEELUP" "_impulse14"
seta bse_rateCost "1.0"
seta bse_rateLimit "1.0"
seta gui_mediumFontLimit "0.60"
seta gui_smallFontLimit "0.30"
seta win_viewlog_update_count "10"
seta win_viewlog_ypos "0"
seta win_viewlog_xpos "0"
seta net_socksPassword ""
seta net_socksUsername ""
seta net_socksPort "1080"
seta net_socksServer ""
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seta win_ypos "22"
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seta s_minStereo "8"
seta s_deviceName "SB Audigy OpenAL [DCC0]"
seta s_useEAXOcclusion "1"
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seta s_voiceLatency "300"
seta s_voiceChat "1"
seta s_radioChatterFraction "0.9"
seta s_speakerFraction "0.65"
seta s_numberOfSpeakers "2"
seta s_subFraction "0.5"
seta s_meterTopTime "2000"
seta s_reverse "0"
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seta s_musicVolume "0.85"
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seta s_playDefaultSound "1"
seta s_maxSoundsPerShader "0"
seta s_doorDistanceAdd "150"
seta s_volume "1"
seta r_debugArrowStep "120"
seta r_debugLineWidth "1"
seta r_debugLineDepthTest "0"
seta r_forceLoadImages "0"
seta r_shadows "1"
seta r_skipBump "0"
seta r_skipSpecular "0"
seta r_skipNewAmbient "0"
seta r_renderer "best"
seta r_brightness "1.2"
seta r_gamma "1"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_useIndexBuffers "0"
seta r_customHeight "486"
seta r_customWidth "720"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_mode "4"
seta r_aspectRatio "0"
seta r_multiSamples "0"
seta image_downSizeLimit "256"
seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0"
seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "256"
seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "64"
seta image_downSizeBump "0"
seta image_downSizeSpecular "0"
seta image_useCache "0"
seta image_cacheMegs "100"
seta image_cacheMinK "30"
seta image_useNormalCompression "2"
seta image_useAllFormats "1"
seta image_useCompression "1"
seta image_downSize "0"
seta image_lodbias "0"
seta image_anisotropy "4"
seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
seta g_friendsList ""
seta g_favoritesList ""
seta net_clientDownload "1"
seta net_serverAllowServerMod "0"
seta net_LANServer "0"
seta net_menuLANServer "0"
seta net_master4 ""
seta net_master3 ""
seta net_master2 ""
seta net_master1 ""
seta net_clientMaxRate "16000"
seta net_serverMaxClientRate "10000"
seta net_serverMenuDedicated "0"
seta m_strafeSmooth "4"
seta m_smooth "1"
seta m_strafeScale "6.25"
seta m_yaw "0.022"
seta m_pitch "0.022"
seta sensitivity "13.428572"
seta in_joystickLeftStickMove "1"
seta in_toggleZoom "0"
seta in_toggleCrouch "0"
seta in_toggleRun "0"
seta in_alwaysRun "1"
seta in_freeLook "1"
seta in_anglespeedkey "1.5"
seta in_pitchspeed "140"
seta in_yawspeed "140"
seta gui_configServerRate "0"
seta com_lastQuicksave "Quick0"
seta com_skipLevelLoadPause "0"
seta com_preloadDemos "0"
seta com_compressDemos "1"
seta com_product_lang_ext "1"
seta sv_punkbuster "0"
seta cl_punkbuster "0"
seta com_videoRam "256"
seta com_showFPS "0"
seta com_purgeAll "0"
seta com_machineSpec "2"
seta sys_lang "english"
seta g_brassTime "1"
seta g_decals "1"
seta g_projectileLights "1"
seta g_announcerDelay "1000"
seta mod_validSkins "skins/characters/player/marine_mp;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_green;
skins/characters/player/marine_mp_blue;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_red;
skins/characters/player/marine_mp_yellow"
seta g_mapCycle "mapcycle"
seta g_voteFlags "0"
seta g_gameReviewPause "15"
seta g_password ""
seta g_gunViewStyle "0"
seta g_showHudPopups "1"
seta g_crosshairCustomFile "gfx/guis/crosshairs/crosshair_blaster.tga"
seta g_crosshairCustom "0"
seta g_crosshairColor "1 1 1 1"
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seta g_showProjectilePct "0"
seta g_showHud "1"
seta g_showPlayerShadow "0"
seta pm_vehicleSoundLerpScale "10"
seta pm_vehicleCameraScaleMax "300"
seta pm_vehicleCameraSpeedScale "0.5"
seta pm_vehicleCameraMinDist "300"
seta pm_vehicleCameraSnap "1"
seta g_editEntityTextDistance "256"
seta g_editEntityDistance "512"
seta g_showcamerainfo "0"
seta g_healthTakeLimit "25"
seta g_healthTakeAmt "5"
seta g_healthTakeTime "5"
seta g_useDynamicProtection "1"
seta g_armorProtectionMP "0.66667"
seta g_armorProtection "0.66667"
seta g_nightmare "0"
seta g_doubleVision "1"
seta g_muzzleFlash "1"
seta ui_showGun "1"
seta ui_autoReload "1"
seta ui_autoSwitch "0"
seta ui_hitscanTint "180 1 1"
seta ui_clan "<Raven>"
seta ui_model_strogg ""
seta ui_model_marine ""
seta ui_model "model_player_marine_helmeted"
seta ui_team "Marine"
seta ui_skin "skins/characters/player/marine_mp"
seta ui_name "^9Zer0L0giC"
seta si_autobalance "1"
seta si_shuffle "0"
seta si_spectators "1"
seta si_usePass "0"
seta si_warmup "1"
seta si_teamDamage "0"
seta si_timeLimit "10"
seta si_fragLimit "10"
seta si_useReady "0"
seta si_tourneyLimit "3"
seta si_captureLimit "5"
seta si_maxPlayers "12"
seta si_mapCycle ""
seta si_map "mp/q4dm1"
seta si_gameType "singleplayer"
seta si_name "Quake IV Server"
seta g_spectatorChat "0"
seta net_clientLagOMeter "0"

EDIT (Foo): Fixed long line.




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Lightbringer
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:08 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The new Edge is fuckin fantastic. I've played a number of Q2DM1 remakes for Q3 and this one felt the best, hands down. Also, it looks ace.




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oh yeah!
oh yeah!

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:09 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Does g_fov work?




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The Darkness
The Darkness

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:10 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


what is the framerate capped at for default? sum1 told me 60?




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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:16 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yes, what about fps?



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btw cocks
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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:23 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


60 is the max




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The Illuminated
The Illuminated

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:25 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Can you go into multiplayer and play with bots like Q3 and UNLIKE Doom3?




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Timed Out
Timed Out

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:26 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


No bots yet, sadly.

Though one is being developed (click me).




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The Darkness
The Darkness

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 10:26 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


no bots i believe




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Eh?
Eh?

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PostPosted: 10-16-2005 11:25 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You know what, even though Q2DM1 SUCKS ASS for lighting, it looks fucking lovely in those shots.

EDIT: But fuck off for not adding water, christ, what a missed coolness that is...




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