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Posted by mfrx on Mar 2nd, 2011

The weapons are all ready for play testing. We've made some compromises between QW, DMC and Source but they should all be good fun now :-) I'm not going to describe all the technical details at the moment but they all feel good - Quake World and Deathmatch Classic players will feel right at home!
Shaft pushes about right and looks cool - at least to me ;-)

Shaft In Use

Rocket jumping provides the right amount height and damage. We are unsure if the red stun screen should stay (it looks worse in the picture than it really is) - play testing will decide.

Rocket Jumping

The HUD has been extended so that weapons are shown in slots 1 - 8 as in DMC rather than slots 1 - 6 like HL2DM. Obviously, most players will never see this as they will have weapon bindings. When we release, we will have some examples for people to use.

HUD Weapon Slots

You can see from the screen shots above that we also added a speedo to the HUD (actually did this ages ago but didn't post about it). Power up indicators are in progress.
Please note that while we are (temporarily) using the HL2 weapon models, our weapons have been coded from the ground up for DMQ - no dodgy reload sequences here ;-)

We have got air control close to perfect so all you bunnies will love it! Combined with rocket jumping, you can fly round maps. I have also added the first of our experimental features - wall jumping. In keeping with the simple but powerful theme - wall jumps don't require any complicated extra buttons, you just need to have jump pressed when you hit the wall. I've had quite a play with this and think it will go down well.

Consider this shot:

Wall Jump

Let us assume that I can't jump to where the quad would be (the blue light) but what I can do, to get there quickly, is to wall jump over the door. The possibilities are endless - on DMZ1 (I am hoping the reader has played DMC) - you can jump from the yellow armour ledge to the opposite wall, back to the YA wall and then over to RA. It is not easy, but it is fast and is fun. Wall jumps work just like a snooker or pool ball would behave in three dimensions but with an added push up.

Tele-deaths work - you didn't think we would forget did you! All power ups work as they should (included a quaded player dropping the quad if the are killed). We have tidied up the menu options so that your first experience is a good one.
I've also added some very stupid bots - they really only exist so that we can all see what the maps look like with other players and get a bit of target practice.

Stupid Bots

New Team Member
I'm very pleased to announce that Dak has joined the team as lead tester. He is going to be responsible for logging all bugs in our internal system and ensuring that we fix them properly. I don't think he realises what he has let himself in for yet - so treat him nicely!

Help Us
We still need an experienced modeller so if you think you are up to the job, please give us a shout.
We are getting really close to doing some larger scale, but still not public, play testing. If you want to help, or just get a sneaky preview then post here.
You can also join our steam group.

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treat Mar 3 2011, 3:00am says:

This looks incredibly promising. Hoping to see this come to fruition sooner rather than later.

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MrTambourineMan Mar 3 2011, 7:01am says:

That looks great,I will definitely play it when it's released!

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Mastermagic Mar 3 2011, 7:54am says:

Walljumping+ Bhop+ air control = quite newbie unfriendly movement system. Yet.. I love it.

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mfrx Author
mfrx Mar 3 2011, 8:11am replied:

Unfortunately, yes but with time comes skill ;-) Games with advanced movement provide nearly unlimited possibilities and have kept many of us interested in gaming! We will do our best to ease new players into a proper game style though ;-)

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ExecutorTassadar Mar 3 2011, 9:49am replied:

Hail to the Quake king fatal1ty baby!

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SPY-maps Mar 3 2011, 9:09am says:

hopefully you will choose other weapons before releasing it because now it looks quit odd to me, to see the HL2 weapons in the Quake world envirement. i know, its a compilation between quake and Hl2, but still, it doesn't work for me. other then that, a lot of people love to see new weapons instead of the old Hl2 ones, simply because we have been playing so many Hl2 mods over the years that we are a bit fet up with the old weapons. ofcourse are there people who still love these weapons but a lot don't anymore.

other then that, great idea and very interesting!


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mfrx Mar 3 2011, 9:46am replied:

I totally agree. We would like to get to the stage where we do not depend on any of the HL resources. Whether this happens before we release a beta, I don't know ;-)

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shaftling Mar 3 2011, 7:34pm says:

"You will now be notified when this mod is updated."

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medve Mar 4 2011, 2:22am says:

not another quake clone pls...we love these but nobody will play it after a week

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Kettle_of_Terror Mar 4 2011, 3:48am says:

This red stun screen suck, it weakens ability to see.

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xr`crowbar Mar 29 2011, 7:12am says:

Pretty cool mod! Keep up the good work!

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