Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 by Radix
The year is almost over, I'd better post some demos...
This update features several impressive records, proving that even levels we had thought "unbeatable" could still be improved.
Tony Hänninen improved the all-of-Quake nightmare marathon run, a category few have ever done, to an impressive time of 15:00. This is 4 minutes 50 seconds faster than demo from 2005.
Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson started breaking records in April 2016 but didn't send any in until recently, deciding it was best to hit me with a large amount all at once!
Thursday, 29th December, 2016 by Radix
Semi Annual quake update...
Grzegorz 'deniu' Gładowski has joined the continuing celebrations of Quake's 20th year with a few demos:
Friday, 29th July, 2016 by Radix
A belated 20th birthday party for Quake
To celebrate the recent passing of 20 years since Quake's release date, a group going by the name Machine Games released an "episode 5" on Twitter.
Max "coolkid" Lundberg was quick to submit Easy Runs of all nine levels in the episode. Here is the run down:
Tony Hänninen submitted a few demos as well, mostly from the Hipnotic expansion:
Saturday, 26th December, 2015 by Radix
2015 year-end close out
Elias "Elgu" Solla submitted a pretty amazing demo. It's an easy 100% marathon through all of Quake in a time of 40:00. This is 3:52 faster than his time from earlier this year.
Some more demos from Elias:
We've also got a few demos from a new submitter, Maša Obed who sent in:
Finally, Tony Hänninen submitted an easy 100% demo on hip2m3 in a time of 1:34, which is 8 seconds faster than the record from 2000.
Sunday, 1st November, 2015 by Radix
I lost a whole month...
First up we have some single player demos.
Monday, 7th September, 2015 by Radix
Well that didn't work, but here's some more
Tony improved his own record for the easy marathon run through all of Quake to 12:42, 7 seconds faster than his time from two updates ago.
Then just a few days later, sent in another improvement, taking the time down to a very impressive 12:26!
In the process of working on that run, Tony also improved the easy run time of episode 4 by two seconds to 3:03.
Monday, 31st August, 2015 by Radix
Maybe if I post a few demos every day or so...
The coop team Elias "Elgu" Solla and HiipFire got a one second improvement to the easy run of e2m2, to end up with a time of 0:29.
Tony Hänninen submitted a new time on the marathon run through episode 2. His new time is 3:31, 5 seconds better than the run a few updates ago.
Sunday, 3rd May, 2015 by Radix
The game keeps getting faster
Tony also sent in:
Saturday, 18th April, 2015 by Radix
A marathon of marathons
Max "coolkid" Lundberg sent in a few demos:
Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 by Radix
A new quake player has entered the arena
Tony Hänninen sent in a total of 7 demos in the past month, all of which are marathon runs.
Wednesday, 1st January, 2014 by Radix
Ring in the new year with some Quake
That is not the only run from Max, oh no. He also sent in runs of:
We also have some demos from Flávio "GinKo" Quadros:
Wednesday, 13th March, 2013 by Radix
Not Dead Yet!
I am pleased to list four runs from Max "coolkid" Lundberg:
Flávio "GinKo" Quadros sent in several demos as well:
And that's all 12 demos I have in the queue. Not many for an entire year plus of time, but it's better than nothing. It got me out of the woodwork to post this update. Who knows, maybe more demos will appear...
Thursday, 29th December, 2011 by Mandel
Get your QdQ releases here! - 15:25
Just head on over to the QdQ website and, finally, download:
Saturday, 11th June, 2011 by Stubgaard
Basil Reigns Suprime - 10:19
We've had another big pile of demos on the newly released DMC2 episode:
Tuesday, 24th May, 2011 by Stubgaard
DMC2 - 21:25
Friday, 20th May, 2011 by Stubgaard
Bulletstyle Bonanza - 00:48
There's been 35 demos since the last update, and a few more that just arrived in inbox. They'll have to wait for the next update though.
Let's kick it off in style with two demos on the original iD maps. These are the first two 'proper' iD demos we've had in quite some time. I did the Nightmare 100% of The Nameless City (e4m8) in 3:46, 17 seconds faster than Jaakko. I also did the Nightmare 100% of The Crypt Of Decay (e2m3) in 1:55, 10 seconds faster than Timo.
On we go to the newly added DMC2 episode:
Thursday, 12th May, 2011 by Stubgaard
Only 7 years late... - 21:43
Also, I've been meaning to add this map for a very long time, though I've been asked not to :-) But things have changed around here at SDA, and we're not as strict with mapping material as we might've been years ago, so I've decided to add the map for all you oldschoolers out there. The map in question is the original e2m6 as it was meant to be. No, I'm not talking about e2m10 (The Lost Entrance) which you can find in the DMC1 pack, but I'm talking about the lesser-known e2m10 in all its glory, i.e. e2m6 and e2m10 (The Lost Entrance) COMBINED into one big map as John Romero initially had invisioned it. The Lost Entrance, as we all know, was cut from e2m6 due to filesize issues. Also, the e2m6 section of the map is slighty different from the e2m6 we all know, but I'll let you discover that for yourself. The map is a total nightmare on nightmare skill (no pun intended), but I'm sure someone (Hi Basil!) can find a clever way to beat the map. On easy skill it should be fairly straight forward.
A demo update will follow shortly.
Tuesday, 12th April, 2011 by NahkahiiR
Who let Basil out - 10:52
It seems that someone let Basil out of a prison and he caused a lot of destruction in various maps of quake, mostly on the newest maps. The first in the series of tablefillers is the Easy Run of digs05. Straight out of the prison cell, he beats the mapper's expections with a high speed 0:46 demo. The next map in the list is ebony1, where he beat the previous record holder Weixing Ye by 4 seconds in the Easy 100% category. Given the pentagram, quad and rocket launcher, he is unstoppable. There is room for another quadded rocket boost but nevertheless, the finishing time is one minute. Surprisingly, the brave Dutchie skips the grenade launcher in the Easy Run of eels. It was probably too far away, who knows. Filling the table takes him 1:50. Pressing the button that opens the exit in fmb6 seems to be too easily reachable for speedrunners. With these interesting shortcuts performed, the Easy Run can be done in 1:07
The man who now goes by the nickname Optimus Joop has taken the Total Ownage of goatrun. Getting low decimals on all demos, so they can't be marked optimized. Who's ready for that? The Easy Run and Nightmare are both made in 10 seconds (tablefillers). Same thing for Easy 100% and Nightmare 100%, both done in 14 seconds, shaving one second off of Thomas Bergendorff's earlier endeavours. Wait... more like 14 minutes. Kills during the intermission don't change the running time, fortunately.
Time for maps with beautiful (and sometimes frustrating) architechture. The first one of them is mappi where an Easy Run was introduced to the masses of quake speedrunning fans. One Chthon less in the world, the map is finished in 0:48, tablefiller. The Nightmare Run is also new to the tables. Two Chthons can kiss their careers goodbye before they even realize what defeats them in 1:06. Mappi2 offers some interesting gameplay in the same style. Basil found his trusty grenade launcher and boosted his way to the end of Easy Run, in 0:38. Once again, a tablefiiler.
The next map in question is an action packed q1shw1sp. Basil takes his second Total Ownage of the update, all tablefillers this time. It has taken years of training to master the art of ogre grenade jumping. As there are no helpful ogres in the start of Easy Run, a longer route is needed. 0:19 is what follows. The Nightmare Run is 5 seconds faster, thanks to different monster leyout. There multiple possible routes in the Easy 100% category. Basil chose one that is quite impressive and the result is a 1:07. The rain of monster gibs continues in the form of Nightmare 100%. The finishing time is twice as long as the easy cleaning of the map.
The last two maps before coops. The mysterious shambler in the end of ritualsp is said to be immortal. The only torture devices used in the Easy Run are regular weapons - super nail gun and grenade launcher. The table is filled with a 1:51, tablefiller. Tdl is an arena for the singing super nail gun flavoured by a spicy quad damage. No mercy for monsters in this Easy Run which is completed in 0:44, tablefiller.
For the love of quake, Basil de Vries and Jaakko Alakopsa made two demos:
The quickest demo in the update is the Nightmare Run of q1shw1sp. No ogre grenades this time, lightning gun is more effective! It takes only 9 seconds to finish the map, tablefiller. The unlucky shambler in ritualsp has no idea what to do when there are two crazy runners loose. The Easy Run is 38 seconds faster than the single player demo: 1:13 (tablefiller).
A lot of enjoyment has been offered to you. Watch all demos, be inspired and make some speedruns yourself.
Sunday, 27th March, 2011 by NahkahiiR
The face of the Earth coming into view - 21:27
Tuesday, 15th March, 2011 by Stubgaard
Assorted tidbits (as promised) - 14:28
There's been a few improvements to some of the Quake done Quick projects. It's been about 3 years since we updated on Quake done 100% Quickest. Jaakko Alakopsa improved upon my e4m6 with a 4 second improvement to get 1:36. As you may have noticed, the project was in limbo mode for quite a few years until Jozsef Szalontai recently picked it up and converted the finished project into a glorious HD quality movie. It can be downloaded in different qualities, and you can find all the nessecary links right here. A .pak version will follow shortly, and it can be found on the Quake done Quick site. I'll post it here too of course. Here's the YouTube version for those who can't be bothered to download the movie.
We also saw an improvement to Quake done Quickest recently. I.e. it was actually an old demo, but Jozsef had never bothered submitting this 1 second improvment of e2m5 until he surpringly from out of nowhere posted a HD quality movie version of this project, which you can find right here. A .pak file version of this project will also follow shortly, and it too can be found on the Quake done Quick site. Here's the YouTube version.
A movie version of Quake done Quickest lite is also in the works along with a .pak file version to boot. You'll read about it here first when it's released! :-)
Also, you might want to watch this which I stumbled over last night. It's a pretty decent historic view of iD Software, and Part 1. and Part 2. are already up, while the rest of the parts have yet to follow (and they're probably the most interesting since they'll center around the Doom/Quake era). UPDATE: Part 3. can be found here, and Part 4. here.
Thursday, 10th March, 2011 by Stubgaard
Demos and nothing else - 22:47
Assorted tidbits will follow another day.
Sunday, 6th March, 2011 by Stubgaard
Leave it to the dumb Dane - 21:05
Monday, 10th January, 2011 by NahkahiiR
Safety first - 18:15
Wednesday, 5th January, 2011 by NahkahiiR
Reload your grenade launcher - 20:02