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IF Quake Takes Fragging To Whole New Level 257

Thanks to ShackNews for pointing to the impressive technical feats showcased at the unofficial IF Quake page, which bills itself as "...a port of id Software's Quake 1 engine to the Inform programming language." The site includes riveting in-game screenshots, and the FAQ page has important info on bugs with this genuinely playable, downloadable Alpha release, noting: "IF Quake interfaces directly with the Quake engine, which was obviously not designed for [this advanced] output. The errors you see related to audio and OpenGL are due to the fact that the engine is being tricked into thinking it's running normally." Rumors that John Carmack will be switching Doom 3 to this impressive new engine are yet to be substantiated, however.
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IF Quake Takes Fragging To Whole New Level

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  • Re:April 1st (Score:2, Insightful)

    by insecuritiez ( 606865 ) on Thursday April 01, 2004 @02:39AM (#8734294)
    Yeah... While a few are funny here or there I see no need to have the entire day of news completely ruined...
  • Re:April 1st (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Moses Lawn ( 201138 ) on Thursday April 01, 2004 @03:08AM (#8734459)
    Oh, get fucking over it. If you don't like the jokes, go and do something else for the day, like read a book, or watch TV, or play a game, or whatever. Is your life so shallow that you think "news" on Slashdot is the high point of the day?

    Do *anything* else, just don't come here and bitch about it.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01, 2004 @05:32AM (#8734968)
    I've run two servers that were slashdottted before, and i do have to say that it [b]fucking sucks[/b] to be slashdotted being a supervisor, admin, or even a concerned citizen of said servers. Really...

    You put up a site that is either a joke or is a pure "volunteer" effort to donate something back to the OSS world.

    Suddenly there's a link to your "joke" on slashdot.

    You suddenly have your server die, your bandwidth get sucked away into a black hole if like me you unfortunately host these servers, and have to spend two days trying to figure out not only figuring out how to set aside enough bandwith to check your friggin e-mail but also how to placate your ISP/help desk personnel who are harassing you for days on end about your "illegal" bandwidth usage. It's already killed one OSS project I care about. After dealing with slashdot fallout the project just died.

    While I'd love this plea to be for miniscule servers listed in front page stories in general...but [i]especially[/i] on april fool's...

    Editors, fucking get wise and just realize teh damage that slashdot causes to any effort, humorous, open source, or otherwise. True volunteer projects are at the mercy of bandwidth and IT overhand constraints like every other site that has an unexpected spike in bandwidth.

    So why not post google links or, God Forbid, mirror the content yourselves instead of consciously killing and destroying the OSS development and humor you purport to advocate on this site?

    The "slashdot effect" of being a massive DDoS is already well known and documented.

    (puts on tinfoil hat) Either make an effort to help people without enough bandwidth or stay silently complacent to those forces funding your ongoing existence and blacking out every "home brew" site that doesn't possess the bandwidth and IT staff OSDN and other commercial entities can provide in order to survive a slashdotting.

    Get a fucking life and start supporting open source and OSS humor instead of consciously destroying it you doo-goodie nothing editors.


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