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Wednesday, 5th of August, 2020 by Jonny Andersson

Guess who's back, back again

Announcement: Two more official ID maps

We have decided to mark two more maps as official ID maps. What's the meaning of this one might ask?
Well, both maps are designed by id Software and were meant to be included in the original release. That's it.

e2m10 - The Dismal Oubliette + The Lost Entrance (by John Romero)

"This was the original starting point of the Dismal Oubliette, e2m6. It was cut for size reasons since it made the .BSP file go way over our self-imposed 1.4mb limit" said our favorite slow-elevator-level-designer John Romero.

end_pre - Shub-Niggurath's Pit (by id Software - modified by Bengt 'AguirRe' Jardrup)

This is the original end.bsp from the "Quake Pre-Release" and was the proposed final map for the game but it was binned before release.

Please note that these maps are NOT to be included in any marathon.

Since there already are valid records on both maps I say: May the odds be ever in your favor.


To kick things off after the announcement I want to give a big shout-out to Justin who not only did the previous update but also captures and uploads all of his videos and thus saves me a huge amount of time. THANKS!

Now; the demos.

How should we sum up the summer so far? Weather-wise, it's been crap - at least in my parts.
Quake-wise, it has been anything but crap. Since the last update, not even a month ago mind you, 73 new demos have been submitted. Insane!

Including today's demos, the total for 2020 is now 525 demos. That's the 11th place overall my boys and girls.

As usual, we'll start with the new ID records:

Elias 'Elgu' Solla improved his already amazing Easy 100% of episode 1 by 8 seconds and exited The House of Chton at 6:38 (video link).
I'm so impressed that one can keep that level of playing for so many levels.

Thomas 'tuborg' Stubgaard played the Easy 100% on e2m10 and improved Basil's previous record by 65 seconds and got 4:45 (video link).
The day after he lowered it to 4:34 (video link). Well done my Danish comrade.

I hope all of you have seen Quake done 100% Quickest lite? If not DO IT! In this grandiose show of force, Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson smashes his previous Easy 100% of e3m1 and lowers the time by 2 seconds to 0:59 (video link).

You know the optimised 0:18 Easy Run of e4m1 by Peter Horvath from 1998? Well, Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson came up with a new FPS trick (described here by the man himself) and improved it by 1 second to 0:17 (video link). Needless to say, this goes on the unbeatable list.

Let's continue with the other demos.

Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson didn't stop at the ID maps, he also broke another "unbeatable" record and repeated it on Nightmare. These records will of course also end up on the unbeatable list.

(Yeah, I know the map's information said "You can't do the cheap way" but since it could be done, it should be done.)

Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen improved the Nightmare Run of zer1m5 and got 1:57 (video link), 10 seconds faster than Justin Fleck.
There are so many places he manages to avoid getting stuck that I lost count. Good job!

I submitted the following three demos:

Mattias Öman kept busy and sent in eight demos:

With these demos, Mattias added the tohnsay, tyrcoag and 1000zwei map to his list of total ownage!
He now possesses the most number of "total ownage" on SDA: 10 to be exact. Well played!

... And now to the man whose demos we've been waiting for, Mr. Justin 'optic' Fleck. He truly is a machine with 54 (!!!) demos submitted since the last update.

Justin's total number of submitted demos throughout the years are now up to 1393 (of which 1186 is single player). I can't even grasp it. Only 107 demos left to the magic 1500.

"You can do it!"
// Rob Schneider

Download all demos for this update as dzip (14.5 MB) or zip (38.4 MB). As always, feel free to join us in the Discord channel.

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 by Justin Fleck

Blast from the Past

It's been over a decade since my last update. My html skills are pretty rusty but lets see if i remember how to do this.
Don't worry, Jonny should be back for the next update.

We'll kick things off with the ID demos as always:

Thomas 'Stubby' Stubgaard is back in action on e2m6 with an impressive improvment:

Elias 'Elgu' Solla has been busy with some insane tricks on e1m4:

Connor Fitzgerald took the long way on e1m6:

Petar 'praskOo' P. took the long way on e2m1:

Ryan 'Chambers' Moore submitted two insanely fast demos:

Thomas Stubgaard teamed up with Mads-Peter Stubgaard and did:

Next up we have two demos on Rogue:

This was Michael Hudsons first demo in 12(!) years, welcome back my good sir.

Onto the demos on custom levels:

Connor Fitzgerald did two demos on the DMC maps:

Mattias Öman did some nice work on HellVill:

Up next we have me with 34 demos:

Last but not least we have one demo each from these fine folks:

Download all demos for this update as dzip or zip.

As always, feel free to join us in the Discord channel.

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 by Stubgaard

Quake done 100% Quickest lite

Quake done 100% Quickest lite

It's finally here! After two years of sweat, blood (not literally), tears, joy, frustration, and everything in between, the newest installment in the Quake done Quick series is unleashed to the masses.

It clocks in at 29 minutes and 20 seconds, which is a whopping 4 minutes and 13 seconds faster than the Quake done 100% Quick lite 2 run from 2006. And to think that we thought the old run was close to being optimized! Ignorance is bliss I guess.

Quake done 100% Quickest lite is Quake speedrunning at its absolute finest. It just doesn't get any better than this. The planning and the execution is second to none. Some of these demos are already legendary in their own right. Personally I'm hardpressed to pick a favorite demo since they're all so frickin' good!

I've been fortunate enough to have witnessed first hand the progress through this run since the early stages, and I literally had my jaw drop to the floor on several occasions. These guys delivered on such a high level that an old fart like me can't help but be a little proud of how far Quake speedrunning have come. And when I say "these guys", I'm referring to the newest Quake done Quick team of course, consisting of:

  • Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson - Running/planning, project lead, video & demo editing.
  • Ryan 'Chambers' Moore - Running/planning.
  • Petar 'praskOo' P. - Running/planning.
  • Elias 'Elgu' Solla - Running/planning.
  • Sphere - Running/planning, tech support, video editing.
  • And last but not least Santa's Little Helper aka Jozsef Szalontai for planning and tech support.
Here's how to watch the run: I highly recommend watching the run several times over. And remember folks, don't blink!

When you're done watching I'd suggest you stop by the Discord channel and tell the guys how much you loved the run.

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 by Jonny

Correction: 36 is the magic number

Ten days have passed since the last update and a whopping 36 demos have been submitted! The total for 2020 is now up to 398 and with six month to go, the current year is at 12th place overall. Only 6 more demos until we take 11th place.

I won't bore you with statistics (did you know the oldest demo on SDA - Nightmare 100% on e1m1 in 1:52 - turns 24 years in less than a month?) this time so let's check out the demos.

Nowadays, it is almost uncommon to do an update without any ID records and boy, do I love being spoiled like this:

Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson smashed three demos, one of which was on the unbeatable list:

  • Easy Run of e1m8 with normal gravity in 0:22 (video link). A-to-the-mazing! Of course, this demo did replace the previous on said list.
  • Easy Run of e3m3 in 0:20 (video link). Holy macaroni!
  • Easy Run of e4m2 in 0:26 (video link), 1 second faster than Jozsef Szalontai. Please note that this was done without using the zig-zagging script at the end. At loss for words!

A few days before Conny beat the Easy Run of e4m2, Ryan 'Chambers' Moore improved Robert Maglic's Nightmare Run by 2 seconds and got 0:27 (video link). This was Robert's last ID record. Make sure to read the both demos' text files. Ryan, you deserve all the praise!

As if that wasn't enough, Elias 'Elgu' Solla improved his Nightmare Run of episode 4 by 7 seconds and got 3:10 (video link). I find this so impressive since it's only 20 seconds slower than the Easy Run.

Next up we have the remaining demos for the custom maps and episodes. I'll present them alphabetically by player name.

Connor Fitzgerald has been working on his power bunnies and showed it off in these three demos:

Damian 'Ankh' Kulot submitted his first demo since November last year:

  • Easy 100% of hdn in 2:26 (video link), 3 seconds faster than Thomas Bergendorff. Worth mentioning is that this map was built by him so it was well deserved.

Besides the record above, Elias 'Elgu' Solla dug through his archive and found a two demos he had not submitted before as well as two new ones:

The hungarian thunder Jozsef Szalontai did one really cool demo for this update:

This must be optimised, right? Up on the list it goes.

Up next is Justin 'optic' Fleck who had complete focus on the Rogue levels submitting no less than 19 (!) demos on them:

He now hold 22 of the available 70 records on these maps. Inte illa pinkat as we say in Sweden.

The last entry in this update is none other than Sphere with three major improvements:

I won't be able to do any new update in a while due to holiday plans (within Sweden, I promise). It might be until the second half of July but it all depends on weather and how many demos are submitted. Until then, stay safe and let's hope for a lot of rainy days - speed running is a great way to pass the time!

Btw, I can't even begin to tell you how hyped I am for Quake done 100% Quickest lite. Only a few days left...

Feel free to join the Discord channel.

Download all demos for this update as dzip (6.6 MB) or zip (16.5 MB).

Sunday, 7th June, 2020 by Jonny

"ID do anything for love"

This update is quite special. Never in a million years did I think I would do an update solely with id records - but this is it.
All other demos will have to wait for the next real update.

Since the last update, we have received no less than eight (8) new, fresh and awesome id records! WHAT.IS.HAPPENING?!

Ryan 'Chambers' Moore took on one of my all time favorite demos, Peter Horvath's Easy 100% on e1m4. The previous record had just turned 20 years old but it was still pretty much flawless in its execution. Regardless of this, he managed to shave off three entire seconds and exited at 1:01 (video link). Looks like I might have a new favorite record...

Elias 'Elgu' Solla managed to improve Tony Hänninen's recently submitted episode 2 Nightmare Run by a staggering 12 seconds and got 4:20 (video link). It goes without saying that this is very impressive, especially the gold key jump on e2m2. Congratulations!

Jozsef Szalontai has had his eye on Peter Horvath's Nightmare Run on e2m2 for quite some time and even streamed some of his attempts. If I'm not mistaken, I read that Joe said that he would be happy with 0:32. But Joe being Joe, he got a fabulous 0:31 (video link). It's hard enough to get past the knights and the fiend in the beginning and then two ogre grenade jumps on top of that? That's hardcore.

The mathematicians among us can figure out that we have five records left to go through. They were all submitted by none other than Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson. The speed at which he delivers high-quality records is incredible. Is he even human? The records he has in store for us are:

My combined comment for all of these five demos is: OMFG!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Sphere for helping out with video capturing and YouTube uploading. It's a very time-consuming task that's made easier with his help!

As always, here's the Discord channel.

Download all demos for this update as dzip (0.8 MB) or zip (1.9 MB).

Monday, 1st June, 2020 by Jonny

Sanity Soiled

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -Colin Powell

I think our good friend Colin was right, at least in regards to speed running (he might have been a tad wrong about the invasion of Iraq though).
I'm 100% sure that there have been A LOT of preparation, hard work and (hopefully) some learning when recording all the demos for this update.

So, what do we have to offer? When we close the books for May, we can see that the demo budget has been exceeded BIG TIME.
Since the last update, 70 demos have been submitted. The total for May was thus 140 demos. With seven months to go, 2020 is now in 13th place overall.

This calls for a celebration! Here, have a Swedish "vacuum cleaner":

Swedish vacuum cleaner

Enough with the fun, let's take a look at the demos.

Ryan 'Chambers' Moore, the man without any old runs has not been lazy:

  • He improved Connor's Easy Run of e1m4 by 1 second and got an extremely good looking 0:22 (video link).
  • As if that wasn't enough, he also did improved Conny's Easy Run of e3m1 by 1 second and got a magnificent 0:21 (video link).
  • Ryan is a firm believer that all good things come in threes and therefore he also improved Taipale's twenty year old Nightmare Run of e3m1 by not one, but two (2) seconds and got 0:23 (video link).
Holy smoke!

Next up we have our own immigrated Berliener Weisse Connor Fitzgerald with two awesome demos:

  • Easy Run of catacomb in 0:14 (video link), 1 second faster than the late Fabian Kollakowski. The previous record was number 9 on the list of oldest demos! Good job, Connor!
  • Easy Run of rd1m2 (unrestricted bunnies) in 0:19 (video link), 1 second faster than Mathias Thore. I've always loved the RDE maps and their demos! This included.

We also have a demo each from The Three Stooges:

  • Route master Sphere did some thinking and playing on dmc3m4 and lowered the Easy 100% record to 0:57 (video link), 31 seconds faster than Justin Fleck.
  • Gustav L. did some extremely tight bunnying on d4 resulting in an improvement of the Easy Run to 0:27 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Tom Nguyen.
  • Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson decided to play some runerun and improved Robert Axelsson's Nightmare Run by 2 seconds and got 0:18 (video link). There are so many parts that can go wrong in this demo and Conny avoids them all!

What's next? You guessed it! Justin 'optic' Fleck - the gift that keeps on giving - has submitted an exceptional amount of demos for this update.
41 to be exact. With a total running time of over 208 minutes, improving the previous records by a staggering 13.6 minutes.

Phew... That was Justin. Nah! He also decided to go at it on the Hipnotic levels:

Mattias Öman had no intention of not leaving his mark on an update and therefore submitted these two demos:

This results in total ownage of the hellbase map. Congratulations!

Last and least of the single players, I did a few demos:

Time for some coop! We have 16 demos up for screening:

Mattias Öman and Myself did the:

  • Easy 100% of cult in 0:31 (video link), 1 second faster than Daniel Hansson and myself.
  • Nightmare 100% of cult in 0:31 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Mattias Öman and Joakim Sarkkinen.
  • Nightmare Run of dm1m2 in 0:42 (video link), 13 seconds faster than Mattias Öman and Joakim Sarkkinen. This was Joakim's last record.
  • Easy 100% of jdungeon in 0:35 (video link), 4 seconds faster than Daniel Hansson and Daniel Andersson as well as 2 seconds faster than the 3 player resulting in Jonna Andersson's only record being beaten.
  • Nightmare 100% of jdungeon in 0:35 (video link), 7 seconds faster than Daniel Hansson and Daniel Andersson. This was their oldest valid record.
  • Easy 100% of empire in 1:16 (video link), 11 seconds faster than Aleksander Osipov and Jaakko Alakopsa as well as 3 seconds faster than the 3 player record.
  • Easy 100% of evspq1 in 0:52 (video link), 10 seconds faster than Basil de Vries and Jaakko Alakopsa.
  • Nightmare 100% of evspq1 in 1:02 (video link), 9 seconds faster than Basil de Vries and Jaakko Alakopsa.
  • Easy Run of tdl in 0:33 (video link), table filler. 7 seconds faster than the single player record as well as 3 seconds faster than the 3 player record. This was Rui's last record.
  • Nightmare Run of tdl in 036 (video link), table filler. 8 seconds faster than the single player.

Petar 'praskOo' P., Sphere and myself did two demos on cult:

  • Easy 100% of cult in 0:23 (video link), 4 seconds faster than Dan J, Asmodeus and Jakey. This was their last records.
  • Nightmare 100% of cult in 0:24 (video link), 4 seconds faster than Jaakko Alakopsa, Paul Davies and David Spickermann.

And now the last three records for this update:

  • Petar 'praskOo' P., Sphere and Paul 'lagdotcom' Davies did the Easy 100% on dmc3m4 and got 0:48 (video link), table filler. 9 seconds faster than the single player.
  • Ryan 'Chambers' Moore, Elias 'Elgu' Solla, Petar 'praskOo' P. and Sphere did the Easy 100% on e2m7 and got 0:39 (video link), table filler. 2 seconds faster than the 3 player. This was Ryan's first coop!
  • Petar 'praskOo' P., Gustav 'brainfluid' L., myself, Paul 'lagdotcom' Davies and Sphere did the Easy 100% on tchak and got 2:29 (video link), table filler. 206 seconds faster than the single player. Might be optimized! :)

There are still a few things that need to be recognised:

  1. Nolan has updates his profile! Take a look at what the legend himself is up to nowadays.
  2. We have a new contender, Blacksecret, at the Bunny Comparison page.
  3. Ryan 'Chambers' Moore used the "fps change" trick to hit the exit trigger faster in e2m1 and improved his already crazy fast run to 0:07.19295 (video link).

If you have any questions, consult the Discord channel.

Download all demos for this update as dzip (14.1 MB) or zip (36.5 MB).

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 by Stubgaard

Quake done 100% Quickest lite (Teaser)

I honestly never imagined I would say these words again, but there's a new Quake done Quick release coming, and it's just around the corner! It's been in the works for roughly 2 years, and the end result is just utter mind-boggling. I've been lucky to have been around long enough to have seen everything Quake speedrunning has to offer - or at least that's what I tell myself - but this new run is next level stuff. They totally demolished the Quake done 100% Quick lite 2 run from 2006 which we - at the time - thought was pretty close to being optimal. It just shows that the good old Quake done Quick motto "It can ALWAYS be done faster" still holds true.

It will all go down June 22nd 2020, but in the meantime you can wet your pants with this stylish teaser video.

Fun fact: June 22nd is the 24th birthday of Quake.

Quake done 100% Quickest lite - Teaser

Friday, 15th May, 2020 by Jonny

One For The Ages

Polish my nuts and serve me a milkshake I did not expect this! The number of submitted demos is unreal; since the last update we've received 57 single player and 11 coops.

As of this update, 283 demos have been submitted since January 1st placing 2020 at 14th place since 1996. However, it's only a few demos until it takes 13th place. And it's only May!

Moving on to the demos.

First of all we have two ID records:

  • Tony Hänninen improved his Nightmare Marathon Run of episode 2 by 12 seconds and got 4:32 (video link). Very nice! [Insert Borat voice]
  • Ryan 'Chambers' Moore decided to play (and stream - much appreciated!) some Easy 100% on e2m7 and ended up beating Connor Fitzgeralds by 6 seconds exiting at 1:18 (video link). Astonishing!

Tony also improved his Nightmare Run of dmc3m4 by 3 seconds and got 0:18 (video link).

Justin 'optic' Fleck graced us with 26 demos. There is no stopping the mean, green, killing machine!

Next up we have Mattias Öman with 12 demos:

This results in total ownage of the coopmine map. Congratulations!

However, he didn't stop there, he also did:

I had the audacity of doing a few demos as well:

I then did all four records on warehaus:

  • Easy Run in 0:54 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Jonathan Lenhardt.
  • Easy 100% in 1:37 (video link), 5 seconds faster than Laurent Mertens.
  • Nightmare Run in 1:04 (video link), 7 seconds faster than Laurent Mertens.
  • Nightmare 100% in 1:47 (video link), 3 seconds faster than Laurent Mertens.

Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson submitted 3 demos for this update:

Rounding off the part with single player records, we have:

  • Petar 'praskOo' P. doing the Easy Run of dmc3m6 in 1:32 (video link), 19 seconds faster than Basil de Vries.
  • Sphere doing the Easy Run of tchak in 0:46 (video link), 10 seconds faster than Flavio Quadros.
  • Grzegorz Gladowski submitted the Easy Run of r1m3 in 0:15 (video link), 1 second faster than Kay Berntsen. This demo was submitted back in 2017 but never uploaded.

Had the update ended here it would have been awesome. However, we still have the coop demos to go through:

Myself and Mattias Öman did the:

  • Nightmare 100% of cbfspq1 in 0:20 (video link), table filler; 7 seconds faster than the single player.
  • Easy 100% of doom2_08 in 0:48 (video link), 1 second faster than Robert and Rickard Axelsson.
  • Nightmare 100% of doom2_08 in 0:59 (video link), 13 seconds faster than Stefan Schwoon and Matthias Belz. This was Matthias' last record.
  • Nightmare Run of royalwar in 0:26 (video link), 9 seconds faster than Mattias Öman and Mikael Ulverås. This was Mikael's last record.

Sphere and myself did the Easy 100% of dmc2m2 in 0:29 (video link), table filler; 8 seconds faster than the single player.

Petar 'praskOo' P. and Sphere did the:

  • Easy Run of d3 in 0:21 (video link), 1 second faster than Jaakko Alakopsa and Mikko Ylätalo.
  • Easy Run of dmc3m4 in 0:15 (video link), table filler; 1 second faster than the single player. A few days later they teamed up again and improved it to 0:14 (video link).
  • Nightmare Run of dmc3m5 in 0:07 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Basil de Vries and Jaakko Alakopsa.

Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson, myself, Paul 'lagdotcom' Davies, Petar 'praskOo' P. and Sphere did the:

Oh, almost forgot - the Bunny Comparison page has been updated. Not only is the 100m runs now in order (I hope), but we also have new runner ups on said map as well as on e2m1. Head on over to see who it is.

Questions? Discord.

Download all demos for this update as dzip (14.1 MB) or zip (36.5 MB).

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 by Jonny

Table fillers

Before the next real update I thought I would fish for some more demos. I therefore present you with a list of maps that are in need of table filling.

Map Missing
doe2 - The Corridors of Time Nightmare Run
doe - All of the Rogue pak Nightmare Run
p_se_xxx - Endurance Easy Run
pse - Prodigy Marathon Nightmare 100%
rd1m3 - Summa Celeritate (unrestricted bunnies) Nightmare Run, Nightmare 100%
rd1m4 - Time is the Fire (unrestricted bunnies) Easy 100%, Nightmare Run, Nightmare 100%
rdend - Fabric of Space (unrestricted bunnies) Nightmare Run
rde - All of RDE (unrestricted bunnies) Easy Run, Easy 100%, Nightmare Run, Nightmare 100%
dmc2 - All of DMC Vol. 2 Easy Run, Easy 100%, Nightmare Run, Nightmare 100%
dmc3m7 - /me Votes Vondur For World Domination (long way) Nightmare Run
dmc3 - All of DMC Vol. 3 Easy Run, Easy 100%, Nightmare Run, Nightmare 100%
shafted - Shafted GLHF :) Easy 100%, Nightmare 100%

Happy hunting!

P.S. I know there is a list of this already, but it doesn't include marathons and some maps/records are not included.

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 by Stubgaard

Qroute

Here's a nifty little program written by lagdotcom (aka Paul Davies) for viewing Quake demos a little differently from what you're used to. Here's what Paul had to say:

Qroute is a program that visualises Quake demos from a top-down perspective. You can load all the demos of one coop run to combine their views and see what's going on all over the map. It's in an early state and being actively developed, so comments and feature requests are welcome.

You can find Paul on Discord.

Monday, 4th May, 2020 by Stubgaard

New JoeQuake

Just as the title implies, there's a new JoeQuake available for download. Here's the list of bugfixes/improvements:

  • Fixed long restart times in coop play (Sphere)
  • Added documentation for AVI splitting feature (Sphere)
  • Added splitting of AVI files at a certain size (Sphere)
  • Raised server/client limits to overcome 'packet overflow' issues
  • Removed 'compatibility fix when loading 2PSB maps' as it prevented loading a map (menk.bsp) which was proved to be safe
  • Use markdown for readme (Sphere)
  • Allow setting sleeptime when window not in focus (Sphere)
  • Corrected search path of q3 player legs model when adding MOD_PLAYER flags
  • Fixed bug when transparent entities were hidden by opaque water (they were drawn before water gets drawn)
  • Added cvar r_coloredpowerupglow (Sphere)
  • Optimized lerping issue to work by actual fps instead of max fps
  • Fixed a bug when unnecessary lerping on some temp entities makes them look jerky if cl_maxfps is <= 72
Grab it by clicking this link.

Friday, 1st May, 2020 by Jonny

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'

I'm not really sure where to start to be honest. Should I start with the huge number of demos submitted? The ID record being beaten? The new player in town? The return of the lost sons? Some statistics?

Let's kick this update off with mentioning that we've decided to create a long way section on dmc3m7. Click the link and read the instructions. Both Easy and Nightmare Run is allowed.

What's next? The amazing demo sent in by Sphere where he improves the Easy 100% record of e2m5 in 1:02 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Petar P.

Before we move on to all the demos that have been submitted on the DMC3 maps we have some custom maps to go through:

Sphere didn't stop at the ID levels for this update. He also did a Nightmare Run marathon through digs01 in 2:52 (video link), 89 seconds faster than Michael Eskelinen.

Sphere also teamed up with Petar 'praskOo' P. to do the first coop demo since July 2019; the 2-player Easy Run of dmc3m5 in 0:06 (video link).

Gustav 'brainfluid' L. overtook the Easy Run of evspq1 from Mattias Öman by 3 seconds and got 1:02 (video link).

I played some rit2 and did the Easy Run in 0:34 (video link) and the Nightmare Run in the same time (video link), both 1 second faster than Anders Nordensten.

Onward to the madness that is Justin 'optic' Fleck:

How about the DMC3 maps? Were any demos submitted? Hell yes! Let's show them off, map by map:

dmc3m1

  • Our Aussie friend Connor Fitzgerald graced us with his first demo in almost 14 years, the Easy Run in 0:12 (video link). He also submitted the Nightmare Run in 0:13 (video link) but quickly improved it to 0:12 (video link). Welcome back, Connor!
  • Unfortunately for him, these demos were beaten by none other than Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson. He utilized a dog in a way at least I've never seen before to improve the Easy Run to 0:09 (video link). He did the same to the Nightmare Run: 0:09 (video link).
  • For the Easy 100% record, Justin 'optic' Fleck submitted a 0:58 (video link) demo. The next day, Petar P. improved this to 0:37 (video link). As if that wasn't enough, along comes Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson with a 4 second improvement resulting in 0:33 (video link).
  • The Nightmare 100% record was submitted by Justin 'optic' Fleck. He exited the level with all the kills and secrets at 1:53 (video link).

dmc3m2

dmc3m3

dmc3m4

  • We have a new player in town in this update as well. Everyone, saw welcome to Matthew Wozniak! He did the Easy Run in 1:19 (video link).
  • However, since Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson is on fire, he found another way and improved it quite substantially. Watch for yourself how he did it in just 0:16 (video link).
  • Who submitted the Nightmare Run one might ask. None other than Tony Hänninen. He did it in honorable time of 0:21 (video link) - this is his first demo in over three years! Welcome back to you as well good sir.
  • Justin 'optic' Fleck continues his rampage and did the Easy 100% in 1:28 (video link) as well as the Nightmare 100% in 1:58 (video link). This was soon improved to 1:54 (video link).

dmc3m5

  • A little late we noticed that this map was already added under the name q1shw1sp. Just as for dmc3m6 (previously named ritualsp), we moved and renamed the demos. Without knowing, Justin 'optic' Fleck submitted a Nightmare 100% demo in 1:58 (video link) that turned out to be 16 seconds faster than that of Basil de Vries.

dmc3m7

dmc3m8 (due to the fact that you have to kill all enemies to exit the map, we have decided to only accept 100% demos)

  • To start things off, I did the Easy 100% in 2:33 (video link). Please go ahead and improve.

That's the whole shebang! All 50 demos submitted since the last update.

So, what about the statistics promised above? First I should mention that I love this kind of stuff and spend far too much time searching for it. Please bear with me.

  • April 2020 goes to history as the most prolific month in over 15 years with 124 demos submitted. Not since August 2004 with 209 demos were there more demos submitted. A big thanks to everyone that participated one way or another!
  • Ordering all months since July 1996 by the number of demos submitted places April 2020 in 17th place. That's crazy after so long time!
We also have a player who has reached several milestones that we must to highlight. With this update, Justin 'optic' Fleck has managed to:
  • Place himself as number one on the list of most single player records, overtaking the throne from Thomas Bergendorff,
  • Submit more than 1000 (!!!) single player demos throughout the years (with a total running time of 35 hours),
  • In total, submit more than twice as many demos as the runner-up Jaakko Alakopsa.
I applaud these achivements!

As always, feel free to join the Discord channel if you have any questions regarding the update or speed running Quake. Please also feel free to either create or update an existing profile!

Download all demos for this update as dzip (6.53MB) or zip (17.2 MB).

Monday, 27th April, 2020 by Stubgaard

Fabian 'F.A.B' Kollakowski

It's with a heavy heart I must tell you that it recently came to our attention that F.A.B., a Quake speedrunner with 117 demos to his name has passed away. Unfortunately his player profile on SDA doesn't tell much of his story, but besides being awesome at playing Quake he was also an avid footbag player and an all-around nice guy to talk to.

Friday, 24th April, 2020 by Stubgaard

Deathmatch Classics Vol. 3

By popular request we've added our first new maps to SDA in about a decade. DMC3 will be joining both DMC1 and DMC2 on the tables, so tighten up that speedrunning jockstrap and get running, pronto!

Grab the pack right here. Name the demos d3m1, d3m2, d3m3, and so forth.

Note: The dmc3m6 map is the exact same as the ritualsp map which is already on SDA. I took the liberty to rename all the ritual demos to corrospond with the new pack, so for future demos on the ritual map make sure you name them d3m6.

Edit: Turns out the dmc3m5 map was also on SDA already under a different name (q1shw1sp). I've moved all the q1shw1sp demos to the dmc3m5 page.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 by Jonny

It's that time again...

... updating time that is! Since last week we've received quite a few demos; 24 to be exact! Let's dig in.

FYI: In some videos you don't see the full clock. This is because they have been captured in window mode in JoeQuake, otherwise I'm not able to use the computer while capturing.

First out we have a new player, Petter 'lament_' Langseth, who submitted 3 demos:

One might think he's targeting Justin 'optic' Fleck's records but that is not the case. Petter's demos were recorded back in January, before Justin had submitted his table fillers. Petter said in the e-mail that he won't have time to improve them further due to various reasons. Let's hope he's not right since the demos are quite good. Regardless, welcome Petter!

What would an update be without several demos from said Justin 'optic' Fleck? Hopefully we will not have to find out. For this update he sent in 18 demos:

If my calculations are correct Justin 'optic' Fleck now has 1192 demos to his name. Just 10 more and he will have twice as many as the runner-up Jaakko Alakopsa. He truly is a machine!

The remaining demos were submitted by myself:

Feel free to join Discord if you have any questions regarding the update or speed running Quake.

Download all demos for this update as dzip (5.64 MB) or zip (12.8 MB).

Thursday, 16th April, 2020 by Jonny

Here's Jonny!

Almost twenty years after I submitted my first record, it's time for my first update on SDA. My hope is that, unless I mess up, I will be able to contribute to more frequent updates as we are now two who share the task.

Stubgaard warned me in advance that the system was old school and that it was a "VERY tedious work to do an update". He didn't lie!

I would therefore like to give Stubgaard a big THANK YOU for the updates and all the time he has put in over the years.

There are also some other people who deserve a shout-out:

  • Nolan - For keeping the site alive from 2013 through the first half of 2019
  • Jozsef & Sphere - For JoeQuake, enhancing the video capture feature and creating the script that compresses the video files

With that said, let's move on to the demos! In this update we have no less than 38 records from three players.

First out we have my brother Mattias Öman:

The last four demos results in a total ownage of evspq1. Congratulations baby brother!

Next one to the shave (as the Swedish expression goes) is Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen with two really nice demos:

Up next, we have the man, the myth, the legend Justin 'optic' Fleck. He has submitted no less than 31 demos(!!!). Great job!

To begin with, he submitted the following demos on custom episode 5:

He then moved on to custom episode dmc2:

Last but not least, he also submitted a few demos on custom levels:

Should there be any questions or concerns, please give me a shout on Discord.

Download all demos for this update as dzip (5.86 MB) or zip (15.4 MB).

That's it for now. Stay safe.

Saturday, 11th April, 2020 by Stubgaard

It Takes Two To Tango

It's no secret that updating SDA has become a lot more tedious since I decided to also provide YouTube links for all the demos. In this modern day and age you need to adapt to survive, and even though SDA is still fundamentially very oldschool at heart, sometimes a change is needed to bring everything forward just a notch. Here's the catch though, rendering videos take A LOT of time, and trimming them down to a decent file size and uploading them to YouTube also take A LOT of time. And then there's all the other usual stuff that needs to be done for an update as well. With everything combined, writing an update can be a mammoth task. Luckily a familiar face has offered his services. Before he digs into writing his first update, let me just quickly introduce him:

The name is Jonny Andersson aka Pretty-Balls, or PB for short. He burst onto the Quake speedrunning scene way back in the tender year of 2000. His first demo dates back to August 15th 2000 and it's the 4-player Easy 100% of e2m2 in 0:44. His most recent one is of course the Nightmare 100% of e2m1 in 1:21 (video link) from just a few days ago. He's currently placed 9th on the tables with 127 records to his name, and a total of 343 demos. He used to be part of the much feared "The Udders" gang. The Udders were a bunch of young speedrunners from Uddevalla in Sweden, hence the name The Udders. They produced an amazing amount of coop demos before they all drifted off into different directions. Some quick statistics reveal that a total of 20 people from Uddevalla has sent in 1554 demos over the years. That equals to 13,76% of all demos submitted to SDA. Yikes!

So, without further ado, let's welcome Jonny to the team.

Thursday, 9th April, 2020 by Stubgaard

The Show Must Go On

Finally got the time to sit down and render videos of all demos and do whatever else that needs to be done for an update of this magnitude. Note to self: Don't wait till there's 40+ demos to be posted to do an update. This took excruciatingly long to do (about three days all in all).

Remember when I wrote about Mattias's first ever ID demo in the update from a week ago? Well, it turns out Mattias' brother Jonny wouldn't let him take all the glory, so he dished out his first ID single player record as well, beating a demo from me in the process:

  • He did the Nightmare 100% of e2m1 in 1:22 (video link), 1 second faster, but he was unhappy about some small mistakes in his demo, so he managed to bring it down even further to a final time of 1:21 (video link).
And here's the rest of the demos from Jonny:
  • Easy Run of could in 0:53 (video link), 3 seconds faster than Justin Fleck.
  • Easy 100% of dwell in 1:20 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Amrik Kochhar.
  • Easy Run of mortal in 0:27 (video link), 1 second faster than Carl Tholin, the Easy 100% in 0:54 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Adam Lewandowski, the Nightmare Run in 0:28, 1 second faster than Amrik, but he swiftly improved that to 0:27 (video link), and finally the Nightmare 100% in 0:53 (video link), 3 seconds faster than Jaakko Alakopsa. That's total ownership of this level. Nicely done.
  • Easy 100% of sgc5 in 1:32 (video link), 5 seconds faster than Jozsef Szalontai, the Nightmare Run in 0:48 (video link), 3 seconds faster than Robert Axelsson, and the Nightmare 100% in 1:31 (video link), 11 seconds faster than himself.
  • Easy 100% of spring2 in 0:27 (video link), 1 second faster than Basil de Vries.
  • Nightmare Run of tcoa in 0:26 (video link), 1 second faster than Tom Nguyen.
The brotherly ping pong continues with these demos from Mattias:
  • Easy Run of endtime in 0:48 (video link), 1 second faster than Denis Nazarov, the Easy 100% in 1:04 (video link), 1 second faster than Ilkka Kurkela, the Nightmare Run in 1:00 (video link), 3 seconds faster than himself, and the Nightmare 100% in 1:28 (video link), 2 seconds faster than himself. Total ownership, bingo!
  • Nightmare Run of oblivion in 0:18 (video link), 1 second faster than Chris Ploran.
  • Easy 100% of polygon2 in 2:03, 15 seconds faster than Nolan Pflug, but he improved that by another 4 seconds to 1:59 (video link). He also did the Nightmare Run (the long way) in 0:19 (video link), 1 second faster than Daniel Andersson, and the Nightmare 100% in 2:54 (video link), 54 seconds faster than Jaakko.
  • Easy 100% of sm24_aard in 2:28, 13 seconds faster than Jaakko, but that was improved by another 2 seconds to 2:26 (video link). He also did the Nightmare 100% in 2:27 (video link), 14 seconds faster than Jaakko.
  • Nightmare Run of ssnw in 0:19 (video link), 1 second faster than Jaakko, and the Nightmare 100% in 1:14 (video link), 3 seconds faster than Laurent Mertens.
Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen did both some Custom Episodes and some Custom Levels: Sphere did just one demo, but it's a goodie:
  • Easy Run of digs01 in 2:23 (no video available, sorry), 3 seconds faster than himself.
And last but not least we have some demos from the returning Justin 'optic' Fleck: Download all demos for this update as dzip or zip.

Saturday, 4th April, 2020 by Stubgaard

A Promise Is A Promise

I told Justin 'optic' Fleck on the Discord channel that I'd make an update exclusively for him if he were to stage a comeback demo. He didn't only do one, but two comeback demos! So staying true to my promise here they are: Justin has had a remarkable career in Quake speedrunning. Here's some statistics that speaks volumes.
  • He's placed 4th sorted by the number of current records with 207 demos to his name.
  • He's placed 3rd sorted by the number of current single player demos with 108.
  • He submitted his first demo to SDA on August 14th 1997. It was the Easy Run of e1m8 in 0:38 (current record is 0:26).
  • His most recent demo (if you take the two new demos out of the equation) is from July 4th 2007. That's almost 13 years ago.
  • He has made a total of 1134 demos (!!) That number alone speaks for itself. That's almost twice the number of the 2nd placed player with 602 demos.
2020 is gonna be the year of "The Fleck"... I hope.

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 by Stubgaard

Fun ID Statistics

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I'm up to my knees with three kids crawling on the walls and everything that goes with being in full Coronavirus lockdown mode. There's more than 30 demos waiting to be posted, but for this update I'll post some fun ID statistics courtesy of Jonny Andersson. Here's the words from the man himself:

Today I had some time to kill when the offspring was asleep, so I summarised some information about ID records. Since I found it interesting, perhaps someone else does as well.

There are a total of 152 available ID records (counting Easy Run, Nightmare Run, Easy 100%, and Nightmare 100% on all levels, Episodes and Full Game Marathons). There are a total of 26 unique persons with at least one ID record. The holder of most ID records regardless of type is Conny Wernersson with an impressive 34 (22.4% of all)!

Here are some more statistics:

  • Most Easy Run records: Conny Wernersson (15 of 40 – 37.5%)
  • Most Easy 100% records: Conny Wernersson (12 of 36 – 33.3%)
  • Most Nightmare run records: Jozsef Szalontai (12 of 40 – 30%)1
  • Most Nightmare 100% records: Thomas Stubgaard (17 of 36 – 47.2%)
  • Most Episode 1 records: Conny Wernersson (7 of 40 – 17.5%)
  • Most Episode 2 records: Jozsef Szalontai (7 of 34 – 20.6%)
  • Most Episode 3 records: Thomas Stubgaard (12 of 32 – 37.5%)
  • Most Episode 4 records: Conny Wernersson (8 of 38 – 21.1%)
  • Most End records: Conny Wernersson (2 of 4 – 50%)
  • Most Full Game records: Conny Wernersson (2 of 4 – 50%)
We can now add a 27th unique player to that list, and coincidence would have it that it's Jonny's own brother :-) Mattias Öman worked very hard to finally get his first ID record. It's always a magical feeling when that happens. He beat Max Lundberg's Nightmare 100% of e3m4 by 1 second to achieve 1:18 (video link). Congratulations!

On a more serious note, I hope everyone's safe and sound. It might be a while before I can work on a full demo update, but please keep sending demos.

Friday, 28th February, 2020 by Stubgaard

Boom!

2020 has come off to a pretty good start. In this update alone there's 39 demos.

ID demos:

  • Nightmare 100% of end in 0:34 (video link) by Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson, 21 seconds faster than me. This demo is such a beautiful work of art. I'm glad someone finally proved the Nightmare 100% to be possible in the same time as the Easy 100%. When I did my demo back in 2006 I had a feeling it would be do-able if only one could figure out a faster and more efficient way to do the Lightning Gun kills through the wall. I never got the hang of it, but fast forward 14 years and Conny finally did it following a much improved strategy thought up by Sphere.
  • Conny also did the Easy Run of All of Quake in 11:47 (video link), 10 seconds faster than himself. To me this demo is equally as impressive as his infamous e1m1 Easy Run. To be able to keep the nerves under control and perform mindbogling maneuvres for almost 12 minutes straight is crazy hard.
  • Nightmare Run of e2m3 in 0:38 (video link) by Jozsef Szalontai, 3 seconds faster than Max 'coolkid' Lundberg. He skipped the Nailgun and the Green Armor, but still made it through alive. Impressive run!
  • I did the Easy 100% of e3m3 in 0:48 (video link), 1 second faster than myself. Ever since I did my demo back in 2006 I've been wanting to improve this, but there's a ton of luck involved, especially a nasty Ogre telefrag at the end of the demo. I knew it was just a matter of time before everything aligned perfectly though.
Official mission pack demos:
  • Easy 100% of hip2m6 in 1:56 (video link) by Sphere, 18 seconds faster than himself.
  • Nightmare Run of r2m8 in 0:05 (video link) by Sphere, a whopping 44 seconds faster than Robert Axelsson.
Custom episode demos:
  • Easy 100% of zer1m6 in 2:43 (video link) by Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen, 6 seconds faster than Nolan Pflug. He also did the Nightmare 100% in 2:51 (video link), 4 seconds faster than Nolan.
  • Michael also did the Easy Run of All of Zerstörer in 11:27 (video link), 14 seconds faster than Jaakko Alakopsa.
  • Easy Run of pse in 2:36 (no render available) by Jonathan "the|navigator" Lenhardt, 7 seconds faster than himself.
  • Nightmare 100% of dmc1m4 in 1:21 (video link) by Jonny Andersson, 3 seconds faster than Basil de Vries.
  • Easy Run of bbelief3 in 0:44 (video link) by Gustav 'brainfluid' L., 2 seconds faster than Jozsef Szalontai.
  • Easy Run of d2 in 0:28 (video link) by Sphere, 1 second faster than Flavio Quadros.
Custom level demos:
  • Easy 100% of mntbase2 in 1:06 (video link) by Jonny, 1 second faster than Daniel 'MaxRebo' Magnusson. Jonny also did the Nightmare 100% in 1:21 (video link), 6 seconds faster than Daniel.
  • Easy Run of blitz1000 in 0:28 by Jonny, 3 seconds faster than Basil. He improved that by another 2 seconds to 0:26 (video link).
  • Easy 100% of cbfspq2 in 0:33 (video link) by Mattias Öman, 1 second faster than Daniel Hansson. Mattias also did the Nightmare 100% in 0:30, 1 second faster than Hansson, and improved that further by another second to 0:29 (video link).
  • Nightmare Run of dethtrap in 0:13 (video link) by Mattias, 1 second faster than Rutger Baks.
  • Nightmare Run of endtime in 1:03 (video link) by Mattias, 6 seconds faster than Daniel Lindberg. Mattias also did the Nightmare 100% in 1:30 (video link), 2 seconds faster than Justin Fleck.
  • Easy Run of gatordiv in 0:55 (video link) by Mattias, 1 second faster than Hansson. Mattias also did the Nightmare Run in 0:56 (video link), again 1 second faster than Hansson.
  • Easy 100% of gibplex in 0:57 (video link) by Jonny, 4 seconds faster than Nathan Egan.
  • Easy Run of obiwan3 in 0:42 (video link) by Mattias, 1 second faster than Mathias Thore. Mattias also did the Nightmare Run in 0:43 (video link), 4 seconds faster than Mathias, the Easy 100% in 1:44 (video link), 13 seconds faster than Mathias, and the Nightmare 100% in 3:05 (video link), 19 seconds faster than Jaakko.
  • Easy 100% of pb1 in 1:34 (video link) by Jonny, 3 seconds faster than Basil.
  • Nightmare 100% of pit in 2:22 by Jonny, 17 seconds faster than Jaakko. He improved that by another 4 seconds to 2:18 (video link).
  • Easy 100% of r_noname in 0:26 (video link) by Jonny, 1 second faster than Thomas Bergendorff. Jonny also did the Nightmare 100% in 0:29 (video link), 8 seconds faster than Richard Skidmore.
  • Easy 100% of houstrps in 1:08 by Mattias, 1 second faster than Bergendorff. He improved that by another 2 seconds to 1:06 (video link).
  • Easy Run of e2m1rmx in 0:47 (video link) by Gustav, 6 seconds faster than Jaakko.
Download all demos for this update as dzip or zip.

Just a quick note that it recently came to our attention (thanks Conny) that Marlo's Nightmare 100% marathon run of All of Quake is invalid due to him not triggering one of the secrets on e4m5. Weird that no-one has noticed this before. It's been 15 years since Marlo did the demo. But then again, a lengthy run like this is not something you watch every day. That means that Justin Fleck's 69:33 will be reinstated as the current record.

Thursday, 23th January, 2020 by Stubgaard

First proper demo update in 2020

In typical SDA fashion, let's just dig right into it and start with the ID demos:
  • Nightmare 100% of e1m3 in 1:39 (video link) by Elias 'Elgu' Solla, 3 seconds faster than yours truly.
  • Easy Run of e1m8 in 0:27 by Elias, 1 second faster than Connor Fitzgerald. He swiftly improved that to 0:26 (video link).
  • Nightmare Run of e2m4 in 0:42 (video link) by Jozsef Szalontai, 4 seconds faster than himself.
  • Nightmare Run of e4m4 in 0:18 (video link) by Jozsef, 2 seconds faster than himself.
  • Nightmare Run of e3m2 in 0:17 (video link) by Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson, 1 second faster than Attila Csernyik.
  • Nightmare Run of e4m6 in 0:42 (video link) by Conny, 2 seconds faster than Connor Fitzgerald.
  • Easy Run of episode 4 in 2:50 (video link) by Conny, 2 seconds faster than himself.
Let's continue with some custom episode demos:
  • Easy 100% of e5m2 in 1:29 (couldn't render a video, sorry) by Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson, tablefiller. This demo is from 2016, but Conny deemed it wasn't up to par back then. Good thing he changed his mind.
  • Easy Run of hip2m6 in 1:05 (video link) by Sphere, 3 seconds faster than Aleksander Osipov.
  • Easy Run of mexx4 in 1:14 (video link) by Gustav 'brainfluid' Lindström, 8 seconds faster than Thomas Bergendorff.
  • Easy Run of pse in 2:53 by Jonathan 'the|navigator' Lenhardt, 4 seconds faster than Laurent Mertens. Unbeknownst to Jonathan, Sphere also had a go at this record and improved upon Jonathan's time by 1 second to 2:52. What are the odds! By some divine intervention, Jonathan felt the need to improve on his own time - still unaware that Sphere had beaten him. He did so convincingly by 7 seconds to 2:45, and finally to 2:43 (couldn't render a video, sorry).
  • Easy Run of zer1m4 in 1:24 (video link) by Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen, 2 seconds faster than David Hocking. He also did the Nightmare Run in 1:30 (video link), 12 seconds faster than Basil de Vries, and finally the Easy 100% in 3:02 (video link), 6 seconds faster than Basil.
  • Easy Run of zer1m5 in 1:11 (video link) by Michael, 1 second faster than Justin Fleck.
  • Easy Run of zer1m6 in 2:04 (video link) by Michael, 3 seconds faster than Michael Hudson.
And here's some runs on custom maps:
  • Nightmare Run of cbfspq1 in 0:23 (video link) by Jonny Andersson, 1 second faster than himself. Jonny also did the Nightmare 100% in 0:28, 1 second faster than Connor Fitzgerald. He later improved that by another second to 0:27 (video link).
  • Easy Run of q1shw1sp in 0:18 (video link) by Jonny, 1 second faster than Basil de Vries.
  • Nightmare Run of mappi2 in 0:34 (video link) by Jonny, 4 seconds faster than Basil.
  • Nightmare Run of rpgsp1 in 0:41 (video link) by Mattias Öman, 7 seconds faster than Amrik Kochhar.
Download all demos for this update as dzip or zip.

We've also received a handful demos for the Bunny Comparison page:

  • Crashfort improved upon his recordbreaking time on 100m by another .02 to an astonishing time of 09.68. How come this guy only run 100m!? Conny did it in 09.96 to take 4th place. Elias Solla did it in 09.98 to take 7th place, and Michael Eskelinen did it in 10.12 to take 10th place.
  • Conny Wernersson is the new king of e1m6 with this 09.47. Jonathan Lenhardt did it in 09.68 to take 9th place.
  • Petar P. ran e2m1 in 07.72 to take 4th place. Michael Eskelinen did it in 07.91 to take 13th place.
  • Michael Eskelinen ran e4m5 in 12.02 to take 11th place. Vinnie Vidi Vici did it in 12.36 to take 15th place. Tautheory did it in 12.46 to take 17th place.
Believe it or not, we've also had our first new (and two updated) player profile(s) submitted in many years! Here's one by Gustav 'brainfluid' Lindström, and one by Jonny Andersson, and finally one by me.

Version 0.16.2b6320 of JoeQuake is available to download. You can either grab it from Joe's own webpage by clicking this link, or you can grab it from the SDA servers right here.

And finally just a friendly reminder to join evergrowing Discord channel. Quite a few from the old guard have joined already. The likes of Connor Fitzgerald, mwh, Richard 'Morfans' Skidmore, Jozsef Szalontai, Justin Fleck, Gerald Tan, Jonny Andersson, Mattias Öman, Damian 'Ankh' Kulot, Tim Doherty, Daniel 'MaxRebo' Magnusson, Thomas 'lodis' Bergendorff, etc. All the "new" runners are in there too of course :-) Come say hello!

Monday, 13th January, 2020 by Stubgaard

The Slipgate Complex (continued)

Here's two new demos on e1m1 by Sweden's own speedrunning sensation, Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson.
  • Easy 100% in 0:49 (video link), 2 seconds faster than himself. Another speedrunner started doing serious attempts of beating Conny's 0:51 which quickly promted Conny into beating his own demo by not only 1, but by 2 full seconds! And I thought the 0:51 looked close to being optimum...
  • Nightmare Run in 0:23 (video link), 1 second faster than Kay Berntsen. Kay's old demo is from 2004, and it's just crazy hard to get a good run on this map on Nightmare skill, which is a good testiment to how long this record has been standing. Not getting hit and slowed down by any of the Grunts is a science in itself. Many runners have tried and failed at this record.
Just a note that there's currently 22 more demos waiting to be posted, but I felt that these two new demos deserved an update of their own. Consider it a continuation of my previous update if you will. It's such a monumental moment in Quake speedrunning history I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it. A few years back, all the records on e1m1 had stood for many years and they all seemed more or less 'optimized', or close to anyway. The demos were considered being so good that no-one had seriously attempted to beat them. Fast forward two years and suddenly all four single player record bears the name of one man. I'm fairly sure he's having nightmares of e1m1 in his sleep.

Here's some words of wisdom from the man himself to keep you entertained:

  • Easy Run in 0:19
      Everything lined up the way I wanted it to. There's not much to say that hasn't already been said about this, the demo speaks for itself. Probably my greatest accomplishment in over twenty years of gaming.
  • Easy 100% in 0:49
      Didn't have to put a whole lot of time into this one. I knew that my 0:51 was beatable for quite some time before I decided to go for it. Eventually, Chambers started looking into e1m1 EH and also realized that 0:51 was suboptimal. Since I wasn't very keen on giving away a record on e1m1, I started grinding again. There are no complicated tricks in this run; you just got to run through the level and hope the enemies are in favorable positions. The only mistake in my 0:49 is that tiny bump into the wall after the quad pickup which cost me around .2-.3 seconds. Those two pre-fire nail shots around the corner at the quad area to kill the dog as well as the grunt surprised the hell out of me, never expected both to die there. Perhaps a 0:48 will be possible in the future with some tweaks, but nothing obvious that comes to mind at this time.

      Teaser: This demo is also the first demo of the upcoming segmented Easy 100% of Quake, 'Quake done 100% Quickest lite', which will destroy 'Quake done 100% Quick lite 2' from back in 2006.

  • Nightmare Run in 0:23
      This was the last record I got and for good reasons. e1m1 Nightmare Run is probably the most luck-based run out of all the runs on the id levels. I'm uncertain how much time I spent on this run but I started grinding it on and off after I got my Nightmare 100% 0:59 back in July of 2019. If it weren't for the fact that I held the records in the other three categories already I never would've bothered with this. 0:23.9 is far from optimal, but I don't see myself going for a 0:22 anytime soon - the luck required to get a 0:23 alone is already insane, not only due to the amount of enemies, but also due to it relying on the random patrol pattern of the grunt just before the button room.
  • Nightmare 100% in 0:59
      Had a lot of runs with missing kills. I got lucky with some infighting and with a double shotgun hit at the start of the run by the bridge, meaning I saved a shotgun cooldown as well as removed the necessity for an intermission kill. The tricky part in this run is preserving as many nails as you can for the ending without sacrificing kill speed. It's really easy to waste too many nails at the group of grunts by the extending bridge. If any of these e1m1 records are to be beaten I think this would be the easiest of the four.
    It's kind of funny how I used to think most ID records were unbeatable when I started out in Quake 4-5 years ago.

    Saturday, 4th January, 2020 by Stubgaard

    The Slipgate Complex - World Record Breakdown

    The Slipgate Complex, or e1m1 for short, is without a doubt the most prestegious level in all of Quake speedrunning.

    Recently, a very entertaining video was unleashed onto the internet that took the viewers by storm. It's a world record breakdown of the Easy Run on e1m1, brilliantly narrated by Karl Jobst, maybe not a name familiar to those in the Quake speedrunning scene, but a speedrunning legend in his own right, holding world records in games like Goldeneye. I suggest you check out his Doom speedrunning videos (such as this one), they're very entertaining. Here's a link to his YouTube channel.

    I figured it'd be fun doing a slighy different take on all the current e1m1 single player records, i.e. those held on the Easy Run, The Easy 100%, The Nightmare Run, and the Nightmare 100%. They're all very impressive in their own right, but the Easy Run is probably one of the best speedruns ever seen in Quake, and it's crazy to think that speedrunners are STILL speedrunning this game 23 years after its incarnation and only getting better at it.

    Fun facts:

    • E1m1 the most run map on SDA with a current tally of a staggering 100 demos to its name.
    • The single player Easy Run is so fast it even eclipses the 2-player Easy Run from 2001 by 1 second.
    • The Nightmare 100% run is the oldest demo on SDA. It dates back to 12th of July 1996 and is by Thomas Zajic, the only demo he ever did. He did it in a time of 1 minute and 52 seconds. Current record is 59 seconds.
    Easy Run breakdown:
    • 0:19 by Conny Wernersson (video link)
    • 0:20 by Conny Wernersson
    • 0:21 by Peter Horvath
    • 0:22 by Markus Taipale
    • 0:23 by Markus Taipale
    • 0:24 by Ilkka Kurkela
    • 0:25 by Peter Horvath
    • 0:26 by Ilkka Kurkela
    • 0:27 by Will Marsh
    • 0:28 by BurninSun
    • 0:29 by Gunnar Andre Mo
    • 0:30 by Gunnar Andre Mo
    Easy 100% breakdown:
    • 0:51 by Conny Wernersson (video link)
    • 0:52 by Arturo Garcia Lasca
    • 0:53 by Timo Nieminen
    • 0:54 by Fabian Kollakowski
    • 0:56 by Peter Horvath
    • 0:59 by Peter Horvath
    • 1:01 by Ilkka Kurkela
    • 1:07 by Jan Havelka
    • 1:08 by Justin Fleck
    • 1:09 by Jan Havelka
    • 1:17 by Gunnar Andre Mo
    Nightmare Run breakdown: Nightmare 100% breakdown:
    • 0:59 by Conny Wernersson (video link)
    • 1:02 by Arturo Garcia Lasca
    • 1:04 by Thomas Stubgaard
    • 1:05 by Daniel Magnusson
    • 1:07 by Daniel Magnusson
    • 1:11 by Daniel Magnusson
    • 1:12 by Daniel Magnusson
    • 1:13 by Patrick O'Shaughnessy
    • 1:16 by Justin Fleck
    • 1:17 by Patrick O'Shaughnessy
    • 1:18 by Dmitry Akhootin
    • 1:27 by Dmitry Akhootin
    • 1:32 by Jeff Preshing
    • 1:33 by Jeff Preshing
    • 1:34 by Jeff Preshing
    • 1:39 by Jeff Preshing
    • 1:52 by Thomas Zajic (video link)
    I gathered some quotes from some of the oldtimers in their response to the video from Karl Jobst:

    - Here's one from Anthony Bailey (the guy responsible for writing QdQstats and helping with many of the first Quake done Quick movies)

      Thanks for this wonderful documentary. I hadn't followed Quake speed running developments in many years, that power bunny stuff is amazing. I found some early email from the original Quake done Quick project. It is hilarious. We were so naive.

        Date: 14th April 1997
        From: Anthony Bailey
        To: Yonatan Donner

        I feel in my bones that 0:30 is possible, just because there are one or two tiny delays in the 0:31 that I saw. But maybe they weren't one second's worth.

    - And one from Matthias Belz (1/3 of the original Quake done Quick team).
      Thanks a lot for this video! This brings back a lot of memories. But I would say that nightmare speed running was at least as popular as speed running on easy difficulty, at least when I was active. I think I held the record on nightmare difficulty on this level a long time ago.
    - And finally one from Peter Horvath (he held the record on the Easy Run of e1m1 for 17 years before Conny took possession of it).
      Excellent overview Karl, it helped me to understand what happened in the past ~10 years while I was not really following this community. It's good to see that there are still some people with crazy skills who are obsessed to beat Quake speedrunning records. When I made :21, I haven't thought :19 was possible. Big congratulations to Conny for proving me wrong. :)

    Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 by Stubgaard

    One final update before we start a new decade of Quake speedrunning

    To round out the year 2019 - which saw almost 200 demos being submitted to SDA - here's an exciting recap courtesy of Sphere celebrating some of the crazy tricks (and failures) in Quake speedrunning.

    Take a look and leave a comment by clicking here.

    Saturday, 21st December, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Merry Christmas and a Quakey New Year

    It's been a long time coming, but there's new versions of Quake-Light (150 MB) and Quake-Large (463 MB) up and ready to be downloaded. The old downloads were from way back in 2009.

    Both of them have the following content:

  • The newest JoeQuake version
  • All current ID records
  • QdQstats v1.8
  • Dzip
  • Plus a bunch of other neat stuff

    The "large" version contains the following "bonus" stuff:

  • All 381 custom maps in the SDA archive
  • QdQprogs for all the custom maps and episodes
  • A bunch of nifty editing tools

    There's even three brand new ID demos included in the two downloads above. I had a bit of (frustrating) fun beating some of my old records:

    Jonathan 'the|navigator' Lenhardt had fun too with these five demos:
    • Easy Run of dragon in 0:19 (video link), 1 second faster than Flavio Quadros.
    • He also did the Nightmare Run in 0:20, 1 second faster than Rutger Baks, then improved that by 1 more second to 0:19, and finally by another second to the final time of 0:18 (video link).
    • Easy Run of trincasp2 in 1:17, 1 second faster than Adam Lewandowski. I had trouble rendering a video of this demo, sorry.
    And finally we have one demo by Sphere: Download all demos for this update as dzip or zip.

    That's all for today folks. Hopefully everyone will get well into the new year and feel rejuvenated to do more Quake demos.

    Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 (3rd update) by Stubgaard

    New JoeQuake client released

    Our favorite (and SDA approved) Quake client from Jozsef Szalontai especially tailored for Quake speedrunning has been released. It has a bunch of neat features, most noticably "independent physics". Here's a few highlights from the new release:

  • independents physics code
  • raw mouse input
  • automatic demo recording
  • a ton of menu optimizations and general improvements

    Make sure you read about ALL the new features in this text file. Seriously, read this text file to understand what the independent physics code is all about.

    Download JoeQuake from the JoeQuake website by clicking this link. I've also put a local copy on the SDA servers which you can grab from here.

    Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 (2nd update) by Stubgaard

    Quake speedrunning chat server

    I've been meaning to post about the Discord chat server specifically dedicated to Quake speedrunning for a while now. It's a good place to hang out to discuss all things related to speedrunning of the original Quake. If anyone remembers, we used to have our own mIRC channel when that was new and hip, but those days are long gone, and now we all hang out on the Discord servers. Come join us, we're all friendly and eager to help with any questions you might have, or if you just want to say hello to some of us old farts lurking in there!

    Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Here we go again

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (2.1MB) or zip (5.1MB).

    Ryan 'Chambers' Moore improved Jozsef's Easy 100% on e1m5 by two seconds to get 0:44 (video link). Ryan almost botched the ending, but luckily he prevailed. Needles to say this is a MUST WATCH!

    Conny 'jukebox' Wernersson has made a welcome return to speedrunning by improving praskOo's Easy Run of episode 4 by one mammoth second to get 2:52. Marathons like these are truly fascinating. The blend of powerbunnies and precision is second to none. Pssst, rumor has it that Conny is working on improving this... This is naturally another MUST WATCH!

    Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen produced two top notch demos:

    • Nightmare Run of d5 in 0:27 (video link), one second faster than Rutger Baks.
    • Nightmare Run of digs01 in 4:21 (video link), a whopping thirtysix seconds faster than Richard Skidmore.
    Jonny Andersson bashed out four demos:
    • Easy Run of digs05 in 0:42, four seconds faster than Basil de Vries.
    • Easy Run of tdl in 0:41, three seconds faster than Basil. He later improved this by one second to 0:40. He also did the Nightmare Run in 0:44 (tablefiller).
    And what would an update in 2019 be without a barrage of demos from Mattias Öman:
    • Nightmare Run of blister in 0:39, one second faster than Juozas Rimas.
    • Nightmare Run of coag3_spy in 0:23, one second faster than Elias Solla.
    • Nightmare Run of digs5 in 0:46 (tablefiller).
    • Easy 100% of gloin in 1:01, one second faster than Weixing Ye. He also did the Nightmare 100% in the exact same time of 1:01, one second faster than himself .
    • Easy Run of loupus1 in 0:37, one second faster than Rutger. He later improved this by one more second to 0:36. He also did the Easy 100% in 0:41, one second faster than Rutger, The Nightmare Run in 0:36, one second faster than Rutger, and finally the Nightmare 100% in 0:52, six seconds faster than Jaakko Alakopsa.
    • Easy Run of sm24_aard in 0:53, two seconds faster than Michael Eskelinen. He later improved this by another three seconds to 0:50. Nice back and forth battle between the two players on this map. Mattias also did the Nightmare Run 0:52, four seconds faster than himself. He later improved this one as well by two seconds to 0:50 which equals the Easy Run time.
    • Easy Run of thetomb in 1:18, one second faster than Thomas Bergendorff.

    Friday, 15th November, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Another big demo update

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (5.2MB) or zip (13.5MB).

    It's crazy the pace at which the demos keep coming. It's like 2000 all over again (not quite though, but you get the point). It's our most profilic year since 2009 with a current count of 163 demos. Keep it up guys!

    Let's start with five demos from Elias 'Elgu' Solla:

    • Nightmare Run of episode 1 in 2:37 (video link), four seconds faster than himself. MUST WATCH!
    • Easy 100% of episode 1 in 6:46, two seconds faster than Conny Wernersson. MUST WATCH!
    • Easy 100% of r1m4 in 2:04, twentysix seconds faster than Michael Hudson.
    • Easy Run of coag3_spy in 0:25, one second faster than Mattias Öman, and the Nightmare Run in 0:24, also one second faster than Mattias.
    Let's continue with five demos from Jonny Andersson:
    • Nightmare 100% of alpha001 in 1:00, one second faster than himself.
    • Easy 100% of jjf in 0:15, one second faster than Basil de Vries, and the Nightmare Run in 0:14, 1 second faster than Timo Nieminen.
    • Easy 100% of rwa1 in 0:48, two seconds faster than himself, and the Nightmare 100% in 1:20, 1 second faster than Justin Fleck.
    And here's two demos from Jonathan 'the|navigator' Lenhardt, his first demos in 10 years!
    • Easy Run of terra in 2:02, four seconds faster than Mathias Thore, and the Nightmare Run in 2:31, 24 seconds faster than his demo from 13 years ago.
    Which brings us to two demos from Jozsef Szalontai (the creator of JoeQuake):
    • Turns out he had a Nightmare Run of grenades in 0:05 laying around since 2014 which he never bothered sending in until now, but he swiftly improved that to 0:04 (video link) which I dare say is "unbeatable".
    Next up we have three demos from Michael 'goomba' Eskelinen: Let's continue with some ID madness from Petar 'praskOo' P.: Here's another ID demo, this time courtesy of Ryan 'Chambers' Moore:
    • Easy Run of e4m5 ("the long way") in 0:50 (video link), two seconds faster than Grzegorz Gladowski. Those bunnyjumps are something to behold. MUST WATCH!
    And as we've come to expect, here's a huge pile of demos from Mattias Öman:
    • Nightmare 100% of ballshft in 0:43, five seconds faster than Richard Skidmore.
    • Nightmare Run of czg7c in 0:31, one second faster than Martin Selinus, which he improved further by one second to 0:30.
    • Nightmare Run of d3 in 0:34, two seconds faster than Rutger Baks.
    • Nightmare Run of gloin in 0:33, two seconds faster than Thomas Bergendorff, and the Nightmare 100% in 1:02, 1 second faster than Weixing Ye.
    • Nightmare Run of harmsway ("the long way") in 1:43, 17 seconds faster than Daniel Andersson, the Nightmare 100% in 2:51, 6 seconds faster than Ilkka Kurkela, and the Easy 100% in 2:29, one second faster than Ilkka, which he improved further by two seconds to 2:27.
    • Nightmare Run of jesus in 0:31, six seconds faster than Basil de Vries.
    • Nightmare Run of nbh in 0:10, one second faster than Mathias Thore, and the Nightmare 100% in 0:15 (tablefiller), which he improved further by one second to 0:14.
    • Easy Run of scoop in 1:12, three seconds faster than Amrik Kochhar, the Easy 100% in 1:58, two seconds faster than Thomas Bergendorff, the Nightmare Run in 1:28, twelve seconds faster than Thomas, and finally the Nightmare 100% in 2:12, fifteen seconds faster than Thomas.

    Monday, 28th October, 2019 by Stubgaard

    The "Other Demos" section

    Finally got the Other Demos section fully operational again. It's been inactive for close to 10 years or so.

    Just a short explanation for the uninitiated of what exactly these somewhat different endeavours in Quake are:

    Cheated Runs: Run through the maps with full ammo + all weapons + Godmode. You can do Runs and you can do 100% on both skill 0 and 3. QdQstats for Cheated runs can be found here.

    Naked Runs: You have NO weapons, but you do have full ammo. The key here is you need to kill as many monsters as possible. Let's use an example: The current record for the Naked Easy 100% on e1m3 is 9 kills out of 31 in a time of 5:58. If you could somehow get 10 kills out of 31 that would be the new record no matter if your time is slower. Kills are what matters. QdQstats for Naked runs can be found here.

    Careful Runs: You start with only 1 health and all health crates have been removed. Only Easy Runs are accepted for this category. QdQstats for Careful runs can be found here.

    Coop Runs are accepted for all three categories.

    There's also some old assorted tricks and egg demos if you're into that kinda stuff. Feel free to send in demos if you have anything unusual laying around that would be fun to watch.

    And then there's the Bunny Comparison of course on which we've received a handful of demos since the last update. I also found a couple of runs on Speedrun.com which I added to the tables.

    Crashfort is the new king of 100m with this crazy 09.70. Redc takes 3rd place with 09.92. Michael Eskelinen takes 16th with 10.37, Fodder takes 18th with 10.38, Mattias Öman takes 32nd with 10.82, and PintoBeans takes 55th with 12.11.

    Michael Eskelinen takes 17th on e1m1 with 23.40, 21st on e1m6 with 9.99, and 15th on e2m1 with 7.94.

    Ryan Moore improves on his 1st place on e4m5 with this 10.80. Redc takes 2nd with 10.89 and Michael Eskelinin takes 14th with 12.13.

    Friday, 25th October, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Comparing the Bunnies

    We have our first batch of Bunny Comparison demos in quite a while! I think the last comparison demo we had dates back 10 years or so. Let's dig right into it shall we.

    Petar 'praskOo' P. moves into 2nd place on 100m with this 09.98, just 0.12 shy of Jason's time. Mattias Öman takes 34th place with 0:11.23.

    By now we've all seen Conny 'Jukebox' Wernersson's recordbreaking e1m1 in 0:19.96 which moves him ahead of the field into a much deserved 1st place. Petar 'praskOo' P. takes 2nd place WITHOUT using the barrelboost in a time of 0:21.07. Damian ' Ankh' Kulot takes 21st place with 0:24.49 and Mattias takes 26th with 0:24.81.

    Ryan 'Chambers' Moore smoked the rest of the competition on e2m1 with this 0:07.23 moving him into 1st spot. So close to that illusive 0:06! Mattias got 34th place with 0:08.35.

    Ryan again left everyone else in the dust with this 0:10.91 on e4m5 giving him 1st place. Mattias took 26th spot with 0:13.22.

    That's all for now folks.

    Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Attack of the Oldies

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (6.2MB) or zip (15.9MB).

    Seems like I wasn't the only "oldie" to crawl out of his cave recently... The recent excitement from e1m1 0:19 has brought several runners out of 10+ years of retirement and a new flood of demos awaits:

    NOTE: I promised in the last update I would do my best to add video links to all/most of the new runs, but unfortunately that idea has hit a snag. I've been having issues capturing the demos, so until I find a workable solution I'm afraid we'll have to do with demo files for most of the runs. Sorry.

    Let's kick this giant update off with some amazing ID and Mission Pack runs courtesy of Petar 'praskOo' P.:

    I did a rather mediocre ID demo: Next up we have Mattias Öman who has been on an absolute tear through the custom maps! Here's all his demos in no particular order: Mattias' brother Jonny Andersson also ventured out of his mancave and produced four demos: Another runner to come out of retirement is Damian 'Ankh' Kulot: And finally we have Michael "goomba" Eskelinen: Now that we're on the topic of old runners/demos, it seems there's only one demo left from 1998 that still stands (unless you also take the "unbeatable" demos into consideration). That's the Easy 100% of gren - Grenades in 0:07 by Aleksander Osipov. Can anyone beat this? I also suspect some of the old demos that we've labelled "unbeatable" can be broken... Some of them dates back to '98 and bunnyhopping/new tricks/techniques have come a long way since then. Take a look at the whole list here (scroll down to the bottom for the unbeatables list). NOTE: It was pointed out to us that there's demos on the "unbeatable" list that are actually older than most of the demos on the "oldest demos" list. Confusing I know! This was a "design choice" back in the day when these pages were first created.

    Saturday, 28th September, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Spring Cleaning

    Just a little service annoncement:

    I've fixed some broken links in the menu, and generally cleaned up the page a bit (with help from Radix). Still a lot to fix, I know.

    • The Bunny Comparison page is up and running again. Hooray!

    • The All maps in the archive download link has been updated with all the current 381 maps (not counting the official iD and mission packs though). Also note that all the maps have been revised for transparent water.

    • The All demos in the archive download link has also been updated to contain every demo made between July 1996 and September 2019. Currently it sits at 11056 demos in total. That's quite a staggering number. Note that you need Dzip page to extract these demos.

    • The "All current ID records" links have also been updated to contain all the latest groundbreaking records. Dzip version here and Zip version here.
    ...or you could just head on over to the Downloads page and grab everything you need from there.

    Friday, 27th September, 2019 by Stubgaard

    Hi!

    Guess who's back to SDA updating duties. I dropped off the radar for a long time, but seeing all those new speedrunners kicking major butt on the original id levels made me want to get back into speedrunning. To celebrate the occasion I recorded two demos. Those are my first demos in 8½ years, and a whopping 20 (!) years since my first demo on SDA.
    • Nightmare Run of e3m7 in 0:46 (video link), 2 seconds faster than my previous demo. I took advantage of the ultra rare "Houdini" Ogre bug/glitch to shave off those 2 seconds. Note: There's a run on Speedrun.com by Elias "Elgu" Solla that's one second slower than my new demo, but for some reason it was never submitted to SDA (or maybe it was, but someone forgot to post it).
    • Nightmare 100% of e3m7 in 1:49 (video link), 3 seconds faster than my previous demo. Spent quite a while on this, but never got a demo I was satisfied with. It can be done lots faster of course if it wasn't for the volatile nature of the map, but I'm fed up with it for now.
    Here's a zip link of both demos.

    The official SDA Quake Speedrunning YouTube channel is up and running again. I'll try my best to have a video available for all new demos posted on SDA unless it's some mammoth marathon run or some other crazy shit. For future updates, it would be totally wicked if you along with your demo could submit a link to a video of that demo. I'll try my best to encode videos for the demos we receive, but if you're capable of doing videos of your own that'd be a HUGE help!

    There's a handful more demos in the queue, but I'll save those for the next demo update :-)

    Expect a steady flow of updates the next couple of days/weeks.

    Monday, 2nd September, 2019 by Radix

    Three updates in one year!

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (5.6MB) or zip (13.1MB).

    Quake is on fire like it's 1999, and one of the demos in this update brings down the oldest record on the tables!

    • Nightmare 100% of e1m1 in 0:59, by Conny Wernersson, three seconds faster than the demo from 2007.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e1m2 in 0:30 by Elias "Elgu" Solla, Petar 'praskOo' P. and Sphere, one second faster than the demos from 2001.
    • Easy run of e1m3 in 0:31, by Conny, one second faster than the demo from 2000.
    • Three player Easy run of e2m2 in 0:23 by Petar / Elias / Sphere, one second faster than the demos from 2001.
    • Easy 100% of e2m3 in 1:03, by Petar, five seconds faster than the demo from 2002.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e2m3 in 0:46 by Petar / Gustav 'brainfluid' Lindström / Sphere, one second faster than the demos from 2004.
    • Easy run of e2m4 in 0:38, by Conny, one second faster than the demo from 2005.
    • Easy 100% of e2m5 in 1:04, by Petar, 13 seconds faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Two player Easy 100% of e2m5 in 0:39 by Sphere and Petar, three seconds faster than the demos from 2015.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e2m5 in 0:34 by Sphere / Petar / Elias, four seconds faster than the demos from 2017.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e2m7 in 0:41 by Elias / Petar / Sphere, eight seconds faster than the demos from 2016.
    • Two player Easy run of e3m1 in 0:21 by Gustav and Sphere, one second faster than the single player time.
    • Nightmare run of e3m3 in 0:24, by Conny, four seconds faster than the demo from 1998, the only id level record from the 90s that had remained.
    • Two player Easy 100% of e4m2 in 0:43 by Gustav and Petar, two seconds faster than the single player time.
    • Two player Easy run of e4m7 in 0:39 by Petar and Sphere, three seconds faster than the demos from 2001.
    • Three player Easy run of hip3m3 in 0:26 by Petar / Elias / Sphere, 12 seconds faster than the single player time.
    • Easy run of r1m6 in 1:05, by Elias, four seconds faster than the demo from 2001.
    • Easy run of r1m7 in 1:21 by Elias, five seconds faster than my own demo from 2001.
    • Two player Easy run of r1m7 in 1:13 by Elias and Sphere, eight seconds faster than the single player time.
    • Easy run of r2m7 in 0:49 by Elias, one second faster his own demo from earlier this year.
    • Two player Easy run of 21m7 in 0:41 by Elias and Sphere, eight seconds faster than the single player time.
    • Easy run of r2m8 in 0:05 by Elias, 22 seconds faster than the time from 2005. This is taking advantange of the lightning run bug to ignore the dragon completely.
    • Easy marathon run through all of rogue 1 in 6:59 by Elias, 15 seconds faster than his own demo from earlier this year.
    • Easy marathon run through all of rogue in 16:57 by Elias, 6:45 faster than the demo from 2016.
    • Easy run of empire - Welcome to the Empire in 0:19 by Ryan 'Chambers' Moore, one second faster than the demo from 2002. Ryan also got the nightmare run in 0:19.
    • Easy 100% of empire in 2:20 by Michael "goomba" Eskelinen, two seconds faster than the demo from 2007.
    • Nightmare run of fire - Fireworld in 0:37 by Michael E, one second faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Easy 100% of fire in 1:09 by Michael E, one second faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Nightmare 100% of fire in 1:38 by Michael E, one second faster than the demo from 2002.
    • Easy run of ne_dust2 - CS Invasion Fleet! in 0:06 by Ryan, one second faster than the demo from 2013. Ryan also got the nightmare run in 0:06.
    • Easy run of q1tm2_czg - Hard Traffic in 1:37 by Michael E, one second faster than the demo from 2009.
    • Easy 100% of q1tm2_czg in 1:56 by Michael E, one second faster than the demo from 2009.
    • Nightmare run of q1tm2_czg in 1:56 by Michael E, two seconds faster than the demo from 2009.
    • Nightmare 100% of q1tm2_czg in 2:28 by Michael E, four seconds faster than the demo from 2009.
    • Five player Easy run of rd1m1 - Quadrant 6, unrestricted bunnies, in 0:18 by Elias, Petar, Elias, wakecold, Moritz 'Fnzzy' Pitthan and Sphere, one second faster than the two player time.
    • Two player Easy run of rd1m2 - Second Iteration, unrestricted bunnies, in 0:17 by Petar and Gustav, three seconds faster than the single player time.
    • Nightmare run of rd1m2, unrestricted bunnies in 0:32 by Gustav, one second faster than his own demo from earlier this year.

    Monday, 1st July, 2019 by Radix

    Summer is here, bringing more crazy demos

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (6.2MB) or zip (15.2MB).

    Here is another boring ordered list of the new demos:

    • Easy run of e1m1, aka the first level of Quake, in 0:19, by Conny Wernersson. This incredible demo is one second faster Conny's own already crazy record from less than a year ago. He says it took tends of thousands of tries!
    • Easy run of e1m2, aka the next level, in 0:28, by Ryan 'Chambers' Moore. Another old id record from 2005 beaten by one second.
    • Easy 100% of e2m1 in 1:06 by Conny, 2 seconds faster than his own demo from the last update.
    • Easy 100% of e3m4 in 1:04 by Elias "Elgu" Solla, two seconds faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Easy run of e4m7 in 0:41, by Gustav 'brainfluid' Lindström, one second faster than the demo from 2006.
    • Easy 100% marathon 100% through all of Quake in 36:29 by Conny, 3:31 faster than the demo from 2015. The episode 4 section of this also breaks the record for that category by two seconds to be 11:13.
    • Easy 100% of hip2m5 1:11 by Sphere, 14 seconds faster than the demo from 2007.
    • Easy 100% of hip2m6 2:14 by Sphere, 26 seconds faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Easy run of r1m1 in 1:11 by Elias, one second faster than the demo from 2013.
    • Easy marathon run through all of rogue 1 in 7:14 by Elias, 1:13 faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Easy run of r2m1 in 2:00 by Elias, 11 seconds faster than the demo from 2006.
    • Easy run of r2m2 in 0:49 by Elias, six seconds faster than the demo from 2006.
    • Easy run of r2m4 in 1:36 by Elias, 12 seconds faster than the demo from 2000.
    • Easy run of r2m5 in 1:08 by Elias, two seconds faster than the demo from 2005.
    • Easy run of r2m6 in 2:06 by Elias, five seconds faster than his own demo from last year.
    • Easy run of r2m7 in 0:50 by Elias, one second faster than the demo from 2013.
    • Easy marathon run through all of rogue 2 in 10:24 by Elias, 4:45 faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Easy run of dmc1m4 - DeutschMaschine in 0:18 by David "Beginner" Suarez, one second faster than the demo from 2005.
    • Nightmare run of rd1m2 - Second Iteration (with bunnies) in 0:33 by Gustav, 3 seconds faster than the demo from last year.

    Sunday, 5th May, 2019 by Radix

    Sorry for the delay, have some demos

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (12.0MB) or zip (29.4MB). More demos were submitted in the middle of me writing this update! I'm afraid those will have to wait a few more weeks... there are things that keep me busy.

    Here is a list of all recently submitted demos, in order of map:

    • Nightmare marathon run through all of episode 1 in 2:41 by Elias "Elgu" Solla, four seconds faster than the previous from 2014.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of episode 1 in 6:48 by Conny Wernersson, 12 seconds faster than the previous from 2015.
    • Easy 100% of e1m3 in 0:59 by Conny, 1 second faster than the demo from 2000.
    • Easy 100% of e1m8 in 0:41 by Conny, 3 seconds faster than the demo from 2013.
    • Easy marathon run through all of episode 2 in 3:16 by Conny, 10 seconds faster than the demo from 2015.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of episode 2 in 9:36 by Conny, 27 seconds faster than the demo from 2015.
    • Easy 100% of e2m1 in 1:08 by Conny, 1 second faster than the demo from 2000.
    • Easy run of e2m2 in 0:29 by Conny, 2 seconds faster than the demo from 1999, and also tying the two-player time.
    • Easy 100% of e3m1 in 1:01 by Conny, 1 second faster than his own demo from 2018.
    • Easy 100% of e3m2 in 0:48 by Conny, 1 second faster than his own demo from 2018.
    • Easy run of e3m4 in 0:35 by Conny, 1 second faster than the demo from 2001.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of episode 4 in 11:15 by Conny, 1:29 faster than the demo from 2014.
    • Easy 100% of e4m1 in 0:50 by Conny, 1 second faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Easy 100% of e4m2 in 1:01 by Conny, 2 seconds faster than the demo from 2002.
    • Easy run of e4m4 in 0:18 by Conny, 1 second faster than the demo from 2001.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of hipnotic 1 in 8:25 by Sphere, 1:18 faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Two player Easy 100% of hip1m1 in 0:43 by 'Sphere' and 'epicdudeguy', 2 seconds faster than the demos from 2000 (at the original Speedcon in Finland).
    • Two player Easy 100% of hip1m4 in 0:55 by 'Sphere' and 'epicdudeguy', 3 seconds faster than the demos from 2000.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of hipnotic 2 in 13:39 by Sphere, 42 seconds faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of hipnotic 3 in 7:59 by Sphere, 53 seconds faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of hipnotic in 32:27 by Sphere, 1:54 faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Easy run of nbh - Natural Born Hoppers in 0:09, by Conny, 1 second faster than the demo from 2001.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of rogue 1 in 16:42 by Elias, 3:24 faster than the demo from 2003.
    • Easy run of r1m2 in 1:20 by Elias, 1 second faster than the demo from 2007.
    • Easy 100% of r1m2 in 2:10 by Elias, 10 seconds faster than the demo from 2006.
    • Easy run of r1m4 in 0:40 by Elias, 1 second faster than the demo from 2007.
    • Easy run of r1m5 in 0:51 by Elias, 3 seconds faster than the demo from 2017.
    • Easy 100% of r1m5 in 2:37 by Elias, 17 seconds faster than the demo from 2016.
    • Easy marathon 100% through all of rogue 2 in 20:54 by Elias, 2:44 faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Easy run of r2m3 in 1:23 by Elias, 7 seconds faster than the demo from 2000.
    • Easy 100% of r2m3 in 1:54 by Elias, 16 seconds faster than my own demo from 2000.
    • Easy run of r2m6 in 2:11 by Elias, 12 seconds faster than the demo from 2005.
    • Easy 100% of rd1m2 - Second Iteration (with bunnies) in 0:56 by Petar 'praskOo' P., 7 seconds faster than the demo from 2002.
    • Nightmare run of rd1m2 (with bunnies) in 0:36 by Petar, 3 seconds faster than the demo from 2008.
    • Nightmare 100% of rd1m2 (with bunnies) in 1:48 by Petar, table filler.
    • Easy 100% of rd1m3 - Summa Celeritate (with bunnies) in 1:28 by Petar, 5 seconds faster than the demo from 2008.
    • Easy run of ware - Warehouse in 0:16, by 'Chambers', 1 second faster than the demo from 2001.

    Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 by Radix

    The summer demo rush!

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (8.9MB) or zip (23.4MB).

    The year 2018 was looking pretty quiet for Quake demos, but all of a sudden I have received several dozen in the last few weeks, though some of them were recorded in 2016 and only submitted this year.

    Here are a bunch more demos from Conny Wernersson:

    • Easy run of e1m1, aka the first level of Quake, in 0:20, one second faster than the demo from way back in 2001. That the original id levels still see improvements like this blows my mind.
    • Easy 100% of e1m1 in 0:51, one second faster than the demo from 2005.
    • Nightmare 100% of e2m4 in 1:53, a crazy 21 second improvement over the demo from 2006.
    • Easy 100% of e3m1 in 1:02, one second faster than the demo from 2015.
    • Easy 100% of e3m2 in 0:49, two seconds faster than a demo from 2016.
    • Easy run of all of episode 3 in 2:29, seven seconds faster than the run from 2015.
    • Easy 100% of all of episode 3 in 7:30, 39 seconds faster than the run from 2015.
    • Easy run of end in 0:16, two seconds faster than the record from 2002. The previous record had been tagged "unbeatable" in the tables - oops.
    • Nightmare 100% of hip1m1 1:07, one second faster than his own time from 2017.
    • Nightmare 100% of hip3m1 2:23, 1 minute 5 seconds faster than a very crappy demo I made in 2000.
    • Nightmare run of deja - Dimension Of The Diminished in 0:29, two seconds faster than the demo from 2007.

    Next up are some more demos from Elias "Elgu" Solla, most of which are coops with friends:

    • 5-player easy 100%, with 'brainfluid', 'F14m3z', 'praskOo', & 'Sphere', of e1m1 in 0:23, two seconds faster than the previous 5 (and 4) player demos from 2001. This is the first 5-player submission that SDA has seen in many years.
    • 3-player easy 100%, with Tony Hänninen and Abigail Lee, of e1m3 in 0:32, two seconds faster than the previous demos from 2004.
    • 4-player nightmare 100%, with 'Sphere', 'HiipFire' and Tony Hänninen, of e1m3 in 0:49, tablefiller (8 seconds faster than 3-player NH).
    • 4-player easy 100%, with Abigail Lee, 'Sphere' and 'HiipFire' of e1m5 in 0:21, one second faster than the demos from 2005.
    • 3-player easy 100%, with Max "coolkid" Lundberg and 'HiipFire' of e1m6 in 0:21, one second faster than the demos from 2005.
    • 2-player nightmare 100%, with Abigail Lee, of all of episode 1 in 8:16, 1 minute 23 seconds faster than the demos from 2000.
    • 2-player nightmare 100%, with Abigail Lee, of e2m1 in 0:52, six seconds faster than the demos from 2004.
    • 3-player easy 100%, with Tony Hänninen and Abigail Lee, of e2m7 in 0:49, two seconds faster than the demos from 2004.
    • 2-player nightmare 100%, with Abigail Lee, of all of episode 2 in 11:07, 45 seconds faster than the demos from 2005.
    • Easy 100% of e3m2 in 0:51, one second faster than the demo from 2004. Unfortunately this was just submitted in July, and before I could post it, Conny already beat it with 0:49, above!
    • 4-player easy 100%, with 'brainfluid', 'praskOo', & 'Sphere' of e4m1 in 0:22, two seconds faster than the demos from 2004.
    • 4-player nightmare 100%, with 'brainfluid', 'praskOo', & 'Sphere' of e4m1 in 0:31, nine seconds faster than the demos from 2006.
    • 4-player easy 100%, with 'HiipFire', Tony Hänninen, & 'Sphere' of e4m2 in 0:37, tablefiller (2 seconds faster than 3-player EH).
    • Easy 100% of e4m5 in 1:28, four seconds faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Nightmare run of hip2m1 in 0:28, two seconds faster than the demo from 2002.
    • 3-player easy 100%, with Tony Hänninen and Abigail Lee, of hip2m3 in 0:48, nine seconds faster than the demos from 2000 (another mad-coop from my college days gone!).
    • 2-player easy run, with Abigail Lee, of dmc1m1 - Basewalk in 0:14, one second faster than the demos from 2005.
    • 2-player easy run, with Abigail Lee, of dmc1m2 - Acrophobia in 0:14, one second faster than the demos from 2009.
    • 2-player easy run, with Abigail Lee, of dmc1m3 - Bloodrun in 0:09, table filler (one second faster than single-player).
    • Easy run of dmc1m5 - Domination in 0:20, two seconds faster than the demo from 2004.
    • 2-player easy run of dmc1m5 in 0:14, two seconds faster than the demos from 2005.
    • 3-player nightmare 100%, with Tony Hänninen and Abigail Lee, of elin - Feels Like Flying in 0:09, one second faster than the demos from 2007.
    • Easy run of kjsp1 - Avanipaala Praasaada in 0:50, three seconds faster than the demo from 2001.
    • Easy run of thecrypt - The UnderHalls in 0:39, one second faster than the demo from 2004.
    • Nightmare 100% of thecrypt - The UnderHalls in 1:06, nine seconds faster than the demo from 2008.
    • Easy 100% of terra3 - Shotgun Experiment 1 in 1:09, two seconds faster than the demo from 2005.
    • Nightmare 100% of terra3 - Shotgun Experiment 1 in 1:17, 23 seconds faster than the demo from 2005.
    Here are a few more demos from Elgu's friends:
    • 3-player nightmare 100%, with 'praskOo', 'F14m3z' and 'Sphere', of e2m1 in 0:46, two seconds faster than the demos from 2006.
    • 4-player nightmare 100%, with 'brainfluid', 'praskOo', 'F14m3z' and 'Sphere', of e3m1 in 0:38, tablefiller (seven seconds faster than 3-player NH).
    • 'praskOo' decided to take total ownage of rd1m1 - Quadrant 6, unrestricted bunnies. The times done were: 0:36 for ER (three seconds faster), 0:38 for NR (five seconds faster), 1:07 for EH (two seconds faster), 1:26 for NH (six seconds faster).
    Finally, we have one demo from David "Beginner" Suarez:
    • Easy run of dmc1m1 in 0:15, one seconds faster than the demo from 2004.

    Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 by Radix

    The year is almost over, I'd better post some demos...

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (4.9MB) or zip (11.7MB).

    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!

    • Easy marathon run through all of Quake in 11:57, 29 seconds faster than the previous time from 2015. This and the previous demo is a great comparison of the differences between easy and nightmare in Quake.
    • Easy marathon run through episode 1 in 2:22, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2015.
    • Easy marathon run through episode 4 in 2:56, a 7 second improvement of the previous time from 2015.
    • Easy marathon run through the Hipnotic expansion in 8:19, a 52 second improvement of the previous time from 2014.
    • Easy run of e3m1 in 0:22, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2001. This requires crazy luck from a cooperative enemy.
    • Easy run of e3m3 in 0:22, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2004.
    • Easy run of e4m3 in 0:35, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2005.
    • Easy run of e4m6 in 0:39, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2004.
    • Easy 100% of e5m1 - The Military Base in 0:58, table filler.
    • Nightmare 100% of hip1m1 in 1:12, 16 seconds faster than my own record from 2000. Conny then improved this further to 1:08.
    • Easy run of hip1m3 in 0:44, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2009.
    • Easy run of hip1m4 in 0:50, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2003.
    • Easy run of hip2m3 in 0:33, a 3 second improvement of the previous time from 2015.
    • Easy 100% of hip2m4 in 1:29, a 14 second improvement of the previous time from 2005.
    • Easy run of hip2m5 in 0:29, a 4 second improvement of the previous time from 2002.
    • Easy run of hip3m1 in 0:40, a 2 second improvement of the previous time from 2004.
    • Easy run of hip3m4 in 0:57, a 2 second improvement of the previous time from 2015.
    • Easy 100% of msrj - Manslay's Rocketjumping in 0:27, a 2 second improvement of the previous time from 2005.
    • Nightmare run of msrj in 0:11, a 2 second improvement of the previous time from 2005.
    A few more demos from Grzegorz 'deniu' Gładowski:
    • Easy run of e4m5 in 0:10, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2001. This requires crazy precise bunny hops and is a level long thought optimized.
    • Nightmare run of r1m3 in 0:15, a one second improvement of the previous time from 2002.
    • Easy run of r1m5 in 0:54, a 3 second improvement of the previous time from 2004.
    Here are some coop demos:
    • Two player Easy run of e2m4 in 0:38 by 'Sphere' and 'brainfluid'. This is the first submission in this category, and it is one second faster than the single player time.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e2m4 in 0:48 by 'Sphere', 'brainfluid' and 'praskOo', a 2 second improvement over the record from 2006.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e2m5 in 0:38 by 'Sphere', 'F14m3z' and 'praskOo', this is 4 seconds faster than the two player time.
    • Three player Easy 100% of e4m2 in 0:39 by 'Sphere', 'F14m3z' and 'praskOo', a 4 second improvement over the record from 2006.
    Until 2018...

    Thursday, 29th December, 2016 by Radix

    Semi Annual quake update...

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (3.3MB) or zip (7.7MB).

    Grzegorz 'deniu' Gładowski has joined the continuing celebrations of Quake's 20th year with a few demos:

    • discord - Discordia Easy Run in 0:43, one second faster than the record from 1999, and then quickly further improved it to 0:42 and 0:41.
    • On the same level, he also improved the Nightmare Run, first by two seconds to 0:47, then down to 0:42.
    • hellbrid - The HELLBridge Easy Run in 0:33, four seconds faster than the record from 2006.
    • On the same level, Grzegorz also improved the Nightmare Run to 0:37, an impressive 18 seconds faster than the record from 2007.
    • czg01 - Research Facility Easy Run in 1:34, two seconds faster than the record from 2002, and then further improved to 1:33.
    • Continuing the theme, Grzegorz also improved the Nightmare Run to 1:39, seven seconds faster than the record from 2002.
    • Moving over to an original map, e4m5 The long way was improved to 0:52 on Easy (one second faster than 2004) and 0:55 on Nightmare (one second faster than 2001).
    • e3m6 was improved by one second to 0:24, impressive to improve an original map that was standing since 2001.
    Next we move over to the Dissolution of Eternity expansion for a few more demos:
    • r1m3 Easy 100% in 1:59, 10 seconds faster than the record from 2000, and then further improved to 1:56.
    • A large improvement to r1m5 Easy 100% of 35 seconds, bringing it down to 2:54.
    • The final demo is the longest one we've had this year. A marathon Easy Run through the whole Rogue expansion in 23:42, 6 minutes 50 seconds faster than the only previous attempt to do this run back in 2001.

    Friday, 29th July, 2016 by Radix

    A belated 20th birthday party for Quake

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (891KB) or zip (2.0MB).

    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:

    • e5m1 - The Military Base in 0:26.
    • e5m2 - The Power Supply in 0:19.
    • e5m3 - The Dark Days 1:21.
    • e5m4 - The Catacombs in 1:00.
    • e5m5 - The Stronghold in 0:30.
    • e5m6 - The Underworld in 0:25.
    • e5m7 - The Otherworld in 0:46.
    • e5m8 - The House of Doom in 0:34.
    • e5end - The Year Zero in 0:34.
    Who will be brave enough to tackle nightmare? Or the 100% demos... I couldn't find some of the secrets.

    Tony Hänninen submitted a few demos as well, mostly from the Hipnotic expansion:

    • hip2m1 Easy Run in 0:17, one second faster than the record from 2002.
    • hip2m3 Easy 100% in 1:25, nine seconds fasters his own record from last year.
    • hip2m4 Easy Run in 0:35, two seconds faster than the record from 2002.
    • hip3m4 Easy Run in 0:59, four seconds faster than the record from 2004.
    • e1m3 Nightmare Run in 0:23, one second faster than the record from 2000 - notable because we'd flagged the 0:24 as "unbeatable".
    • terra6 - Torture Department Nightmare Run in 0:29, seven seconds faster than the record from 2005 and just one second slower than the Easy Run.

    Saturday, 26th December, 2015 by Radix

    2015 year-end close out

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (5.9MB) or zip (15MB).

    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:

    • 2-player nightmare 100% with Abigail "Shunpuk" Lee of e1m3 in 1:04, five seconds faster than the record from 2003 (and reducing my record count by one!)
    • 2-player easy 100% with Tony Hänninen of e2m2 in 0:40, two seconds faster than the record from 2000.
    • 2-player nightmare 100% with Abigail Lee of e2m2 in 0:58, one second faster than the record from 2007.
    • Easy 100% of e3m1 in 1:03, one second faster than the record from 2007.
    • 3-player easy run with Tony Hänninen and Max "coolkid" Lundberg of e3m5 in 0:26, one second faster than the record from 2004.
    • Nightmare run through episode 4 in 3:17, 6 seconds faster than the previous time from 2014.
    • While teamed up with Tony, a 2-player easy run through episode 4 in 2:55, which is six seconds faster than the run from 2003.
    • While teamed up with HiipFire, a 2-player easy 100% through episode 4 in 8:46, which is 13 seconds faster than their run from earlier this year.
    • Easy 100% of elin - Feels Like Flying in 0:11, one second faster than the previous time from 2002.

    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...

    You can download all demos for this update, and the previous two, as dz (5.5MB) or zip (15MB).

    First up we have some single player demos.

    • Tony Hänninen improved the easy marathon run of episode 1 to 2:24, two seconds faster than Elias's demo from earlier this year.
    • It wasn't long before Elias "Elgu" Solla took the record back with a time of 2:23.
    • Elias decided to tackle a slightly more interesting marathon of episode 1, the easy 100%. He got a time of 7:00, five seconds faster than Tony's run from last year.
    • Elias improved the easy run of episode 2 down to 3:26, five seconds faster than Tony's time from earlier this year.
    • Tony improved his own time for the nightmare run of episode 2 down to 4:44, 12 seconds faster than last year.
    • Elias improved the time for the easy 100% run of episode 2 down to 10:03, 11 seconds faster than Tony's time from last year.
    Then some coop demos. Elias, Tony, and also Max "coolkid" Lundberg met up this summer and recorded some coop demos. Although they were sent in back in July, I'm only now getting around to posting them... but not all of them this update. Sorry folks!
    • 3-player Nightmare 100% of e1m1 in 0:30, one second faster than the previous time from 2004.
    • 2-player Easy 100% of e1m3 in 0:44, one second faster than the previous time from 2002.
    • 2-player Easy 100% of e2m1 in 0:49, one second faster than the previous time from 2000.
    • 2-player Easy 100% of e2m4 in 0:53, two second faster than the previous time from 2009.
    • 2-player Easy 100% of e2m5 in 0:42, three second faster than the previous time from 2006.
    That's all for now.

    Monday, 7th September, 2015 by Radix

    Well that didn't work, but here's some more

    Tony Hänninen improved the easy marathon run of episode 3 to 2:38, two seconds faster than a Elias's demo from earlier this year.
    Then Elias "Elgu" Solla quickly took the record back with a time of 2:36.

    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...

    There have been a number of Quake demo submissions since the last update. Unfortunately for everyone wanting to watch them, every time I'd think about doing an update, a new set of demos would arrive, reducing my motiviation to update. I'm trying a new strategy. Here are two demos. I'll try to update again with a few more soon.

    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

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (1.9MB) or zip (4.6MB). Tony Hänninen has claimed the record of the most important category in the tables - easy marathon run through all of Quake. He did it in a time of 12:49, 5 seconds faster than the time from the last update just two weeks ago! I wonder what the response from Max "coolkid" Lundberg will be?

    Tony also sent in:

    • Nightmare 100% of e2m2 in 1:17, 4 seconds faster than the previous run from 2007.
    • Easy run of hip2m3 in 0:36, 1 second faster than the previous run from 2004.
    Elias "Elgu" Solla submitted some more:
    • Easy marathon run through all of episode 1 in 2:26, 2 seconds faster than the previous run from way back in 2002.
    • 2-player easy run through episode 3 in 2:26, 1 second faster than the previous run from 2006.
    Flávio "GinKo" Quadros sent in a few demos as well:

    Saturday, 18th April, 2015 by Radix

    A marathon of marathons

    You can download all demos for this update as dz (15MB) or zip (37MB).

    Max "coolkid" Lundberg sent in a few demos:

    • First we have a very important category. The easy run of all of Quake, or as it would be known elsewhere, an any% run through the game. His new time is 12:54, six seconds faster than his previous time from 2013.
    • While attemping whole game runs, Max improved the run of episode 4, getting a time of 3:05, a one second improvement from his previous record in 2013.
    • Easy run of dmc2m4 - Killing Jar in 0:51 is 4 seconds faster than the previous time from 2011.
    • Nightmare 100% run of elin - Feels Like Flying in 0:21, 2 seconds faster than the previous time from 2007.
    We have another new player submitting Quake demos. Please welcome Elias "Elgu" Solla, who did a bunch:
    • Easy 100% of e2m2 in 0:53, 2 seconds faster than the previous run from 2001.
    • Nightmare 100% of e2m6 in 7:21, 25 seconds faster than the previous run from 2009.
    • 2-player easy 100% of e2m6 in 2:02, 5 seconds faster than the previous run from 2003.
    • Easy run through all of episode 2 in 3:36, 6 seconds faster than the previous run from 2013.
    • 2-player easy run through episode 2 in 3:29, 4 seconds faster than the previous run from 2002.
    • 2-player easy 100% through episode 2 in 7:28, 6 seconds faster than the previous run from 2003.
    • Easy run through all of episode 3 in 2:40, 1 second faster than the previous run from 2013.
    • Easy 100% through all of episode 3 in 8:15, 27 seconds faster than the previous run from 2001.
    • 2-player easy 100% through episode 3 in 5:46, 6 seconds faster than the previous run from 2004.
    • Easy 100% of e4m3 in 1:16, 2 seconds faster than the previous run from 2004.
    • Easy 100% through all of episode 4 in 12:44, 22 seconds faster than the previous run from 2004.
    • 2-player easy 100% through episode 4 in 8:59, 14 seconds faster than the previous run from 2003.
    • Easy 100% through all of Quake in 43:52, 2:10 faster than the previous run from 2004.
    • Easy run of alk07 - Egyptian Myth in 0:56, 3 seconds faster than the previous run from 2002.
    • Nightmare 100% of e2m10 (a harder version of e2m6) in 16:51, 4:21 faster than the previous run from 2011.
    • 2-player easy run of dmc2m4 in 0:26. That's the first coop demo on this level, this time is 25 seconds faster than coolkid's single player from above.
    • Easy run of dmc2m5 - Void Runner in 0:36, 8 seconds faster than the previous from 2011.
    • 2-player easy run of that same dmc2m5 in 0:26, the first coop demo on this level.
    • Nightmare 100% of elin - Feels Like Flying in 0:20, 1 second faster than the run from coolkid above!
    • Easy run of mappi - Red Slammer in 0:45, 3 seconds faster than the previous from 2011.
    Then we have another player! I'm not sure where they're coming from, but I'm glad to have all these demos submitted. Welcome Albin Sigby who did:
    • Easy run of dmc2m2 - Slipstream in 0:24, 3 seconds faster than the previous run from 2011.
    • Easy run of r2m2 in 0:55, 1 seconds faster than the previous run from 2008.
    We also got two demos from Tony Hänninen:
    • Nightmare 100% through episode 1 in 10:40, 34 seconds faster than the previous record from 2014.
    • Only a day later though, he improved the same category down to 10:25.

    Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 by Radix

    A new quake player has entered the arena

    It is with great pleasure that I introduce a new player to send demos to the archive. (Yes I'm still listening and accepting submissions).

    Tony Hänninen sent in a total of 7 demos in the past month, all of which are marathon runs.

    • Nightmare run through episode 1 in 2:45, 14 seconds faster than the previous record, from 2005.
    • Nightmare run through episode 2 in 4:56, 51 seconds faster than the previous record, from 2007.
    • Nightmare run through episode 3 in 3:36, 38 seconds faster than the previous record, from 2001.
    • Nightmare run through episode 4 in 3:23, 8 seconds faster than the previous record, from 2001.
    • Easy 100% through episode 1 in 7:05, 16 seconds faster than the previous record, from 2005.
    • Easy 100% through episode 1 in 7:05, 16 seconds faster than the previous record, from 2005.
    • Easy run through all of the Hipnotic expansion in 9:11, 2 minutes 17 seconds faster than the previous record, from 1999.
    Next, there is some sad news I must report in this update. Quake runner Evan Wagner, holder of 110 records, has recently passed away. I learned the news from his friend Cameron Engles, also the holder of a few records, who linked me to a memorial page.

    Wednesday, 1st January, 2014 by Radix

    Ring in the new year with some Quake

    You can download all demos for this update as dz or zip.

    Max "coolkid" Lundberg has sent in an improvement of his easy all-of-Quake marathon from last year. The new time is only 13:00, an impressive improvement of 37 seconds.

    That is not the only run from Max, oh no. He also sent in runs of:

    • Episode 2 in 3:42, a one second improvement over the previous record from 2005.
    • Episode 3 in 2:41, a five second improvement over the previous record from 2003.
    • Episode 4 in 3:06, a one second improvement over the previous record from 2005.
    • e2m3 Nightmare run in 0:41, a one second improvement over the previous record from 2002.
    • e3m4 Nightmare 100% in 1:19, a one second improvement over the previous record from 2008.
    • r1m1, from Dissolution of Eternity, in 1:12, a two second improvement over the previous record from 2004. I still hold the record for Nightmare 100% on this level... I'm sure it can be whipped though.
    • r2m7 in 0:51, a one second improvement over the previous record from 2005.

    We also have some demos from Flávio "GinKo" Quadros:

    • ne_dust2 in 0:07, a five second improvement over the previous record from 2006. The 0:12 run used a quadruple vore ball jump to reach the exit. Flávio just uses a slope to build up some speed and bunnies across the pit!
    • The same time comes naturally on Nightmare as well, which is an 11 second improvement.
    • blitz1000 Easy 100% in 2:30, filling a hole in the table - Flávio said he couldn't there for eternity, though I'm still waiting for the Nightmare 100%.
    • eels in 1:32, a 12 second improvement over the table filler from 2011.
    • Also on eels, two table fillers: 1:33 for the Nightmare run and 3:17 for the Easy 100%.
    And that's all for 2013 - happy new year.

    Wednesday, 13th March, 2013 by Radix

    Not Dead Yet!

    Quake running may have slowed down for a while, but there has been a recent submission of demos from several runners, including a new one! You can download all demos for this update as dz or zip.

    I am pleased to list four runs from Max "coolkid" Lundberg:

    • First he did improved the Easy Run of dmc2m1 - Deadalus Revisited by two seconds to get 0:19.
    • Next up is a very impressive submission, a marathon easy run through all of Quake. The time here is 13:37, 9 seconds faster than the previous time by Connor from 2005.
    • Max decided to tackle some individual id records after that, and first did e3m6 Nightmare Run in 0:26, one second faster than Connor from 2004.
    • Next up was e1m8 Easy 100% in 0:44, two seconds faster than Timo from 2003.
    Hopefully that is not all we'll be seeing from Max.

    Flávio "GinKo" Quadros sent in several demos as well:

    Jaakko Alakopsa sent in one demo, on tdl - The Death Lair. He filled the hole for the Easy 100% with 3:34.

    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

    We've finally tucked our shirts in, tied our shoes, gotten hair cuts, and gone ahead and finished the long awaited QdQ releases that everybody has been working so hard for.

    Just head on over to the QdQ website and, finally, download:

    Saturday, 11th June, 2011 by Stubgaard

    Basil Reigns Suprime - 10:19

    Download all demos from this update in either dz or zip format.

    We've had another big pile of demos on the newly released DMC2 episode:

    • Starting in chronological order, we have dmc2m1 - Basil de vries did the Easy Run in 0:21, 1 second faster than himself.
    • dmc2m2 - Basil did the Easy Run in 0:27, 1 second faster than himself. Basil also did the Nightmare Run 0:21, and later improved that to 0:19. Basil did the Easy 100% as well in 0:43.
    • dmc2m3 - Basil did the Nightmare Run in 0:37, but Mathias Thore bettered that by 2 seconds with this 0:35.
    • dmc2m4 - Basil did the Easy Run in 0:55, 4 seconds faster than Thomas Bergendorff. Basil also did the Nightmare Run in 0:25, 1 second faster than Thomas. Basil also ran the Nightmare 100% in 1:52 which he later improved by 4 seconds to 1:48.
    And the only other map on the agenda in this update is the long lost iD gem, e2m10:
    • Starting with Basil (yeah, who else could it be), we have the Easy Run in 1:40, but that was improved upon by someone we haven't seen in quite a while, namely Tom Nguyen who ran the map in 1:30, which he later improved by 1 second to 1:29.
    • And just to show what a demo recording machine he is, Basil did the Nightmare Run in 2:16, the Easy 100% in 5:50, and the Nightmare 100% in the 'blistering' time of 21:12. That has got to be one of the longest single player demos ever in the SDA archives. Maybe my memory is failing me, but I can only think of the first demo on e3m3 (the all kills Nightmare 100%) version being longer.

    Tuesday, 24th May, 2011 by Stubgaard

    DMC2 - 21:25

    You'd think the DMC2 map pack would've been properly beta tested considering it took us 7 years to finish the damn thing, but yeah, you can blame me for being just a tad too quick about adding the maps. It turns out the coop starts (or the lack thereof) wasn't properly set up in three of the maps. Sorry for that inconvenience. You can download the fixed map pack here.

    Friday, 20th May, 2011 by Stubgaard

    Bulletstyle Bonanza - 00:48

    Download all demos from this update in either dz or zip format.

    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:

    • dmc2m1 - Basil de Vries did the Easy Run in 0:22, and the Easy 100% in 0:38.
    • dmc2m2 - Thomas Bergendorff did the Easy Run in 0:31, but Basil improved that by 3 seconds to 0:28.
    • dmc2m3 - Basil did the Easy Run in 0:36 by using a double grenadejump, but Thomas did just a tad better by using a triple grenadejump to get 0:24. Basil also did the Easy 100% in 1:14.
    • dmc2m4 - Basil did the Easy Run in 1:01, but Thomas improved that by 2 seconds to 0:59. Thomas also did the Nightmare Run in 0:28 using some Spawn jumping trickery. He later improved that to 0:26.
    • dmc2m5 - Basil did the Easy Run in 0:44.
    Next up we have mappi:
    • Thomas did the 'cheap way' runs in 0:04 (Easy Run) and 0:05 (Nightmare Run).
    • Basil did the Easy 100% in 5:13.
    ...and mappi2:
    • Low and behold, Thomas also did the 'cheap way' runs on this map, the Easy Run in 0:04 and the Nightmare Run likewise in 0:04.
    • Basil did the Easy 100% in 3:23 and the Nightmare Run in 0:47.
    • Jaakko Alakopsa did the Nightmare 100% in 6:34.
    • Basil and Jaakko did the 2-player Easy Run in 0:29 and the 2-player Easy 100% in 2:03.
    Let's move on to alk08:
    • Basil did the Nightmare Run in 1:10.
    • Basil and Jaakko did the 2-player Easy Run in 0:41 and the Nightmare Run in 0:42.
    And then we have evspq1:
    • Basil and Jaakko did the 2-player Easy 100% in 1:02, the Nightmare Run in in 0:46 and the Nightmare 100% in 1:11.
    There's two demos on q1shw1sp:
    • Thomas did the Easy 100% in 1:14, but Basil bettered that with this 1:01.
    And here's the remaining three demos in no particular order:
    • Richard Skidmore (welcome back old fella!) did the Nightmare 100% of eels in 4:25.
    • Basil and Jaakko did the 2-player Easy 100% of despair2 in 1:12.
    • Basil, Jaakko and Rui Neto did the 3-player Easy Run of tdl in 0:35
    Sorry for the lack of words....

    Thursday, 12th May, 2011 by Stubgaard

    Only 7 years late... - 21:43

    As the title so aptly says, this update is WAY overdue, but for different reasons than you might think. Remember the classic deathmatch maps converted into single player maps with speedrunning in mind, also known as DMC, or to use its full title, Deathmatch Classics Vol. 1? Well, initially Connor had wanted to do another map pack (DMC2). He did in fact almost complete 5 of the 7 maps he had planned to convert. Connor got a little sidetracked with other stuff, and it's taken me quite a while to find someone who could finish what Connor had initially started, but Negke (well known from func_msgboard) offered his help, and low and behold, here we are, 7 years down the line from when DMC1 was released, and I can finally give you:

  • DMC2 - Deathmatch Classics Vol. 2. Call your demos d2m1.dem, d2m2.dem, etc.. For 'marathon' runs, call your demos dmc2.

    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.

  • e2m10 - The Dismal Oubliette + The Lost Entrance. Call your demos e2m10.dem.

    A demo update will follow shortly.

    Tuesday, 12th April, 2011 by NahkahiiR

    Who let Basil out - 10:52

    All demos in this update include Basil de Vries. Download the bunch of demos in either dz or zip

    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

    Even though the duration of this contest was very very long, only a few demos emerged. Anyway, let's congratulate the winner - Optimus Joop! See results here.

    Tuesday, 15th March, 2011 by Stubgaard

    Assorted tidbits (as promised) - 14:28

    Since Nahkahiir has vanished from the face of the earth, I'll let the contest he posted run indefinitely until he (1) either comes back (2) I'll decide to post the results myself. There has been submitted about 5 demos in total, so it'd be nice to have a few more at least.

    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! :-)

    Remember to stop by the official YouTube Quake Speedrunning channel, the official Facebook Quake Speedrunning group, the official SDA Steam group, and the official SDA Facebook group.

    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

    As promised, here's a demo update, done oldschool bulletstyle. Download all 26 demos in one .zip file right here.

    • Let's start off with two demos on an iD map by yours truly. I finally found a way to get my new-ish laptop running smoothly with Quake, and what better to test my über skills than by getting "all kills" on The Tomb Of Terror. I did the Easy 100% in 6:55 42 seconds faster than myself, and I also ended up doing a sloppy Nightmare 100% in 8:17, 41 seconds faster than myself. Hooray for me.

    • Someone that goes by the nickname of Optimus Joop (is that you Basil?) recorded nothing less than 18 demos (of which one isn't valid as it turned out to be slower than the current record).

    • He said he'd never do another demo, but Thomas Bergendorff isn't a man to be trusted. He ended up recording 4 demos (and there's even three demos waiting in inbox to be posted).
      • r_noname Easy Run in 0:18.
      • tspe Easy 100% in 0:47. My favorite demo in this update.
      • goatrun Nightmare Run in 0:11 (Tablefiller), and Nightmare 100% in 0:15 beating Markus Taipale's ancient demo from 1998.

    • And to round it all off we have Pif de Mestre and Mathias Thore duking it out on nbh. Pif did the Nightmare Run in 0:15, only to be beating by 4 seconds with Mathias' 0:11 demo.

    Assorted tidbits will follow another day.

    Sunday, 6th March, 2011 by Stubgaard

    Leave it to the dumb Dane - 21:05

    I'll make it short and to the point. Activity on this site (the Quake section that is) hasn't exactly been overwhelming lately (only 11 demos were submitted in 2010), and it's probably a combination of lot of things, but the staff must take its blame too for being lazy and not doing much of anything at all, which - I guess - is why you're seeing me updating again ;-) I thought I'd get the ball rolling again by adding some new maps that were released in 2010/11. There's about 27 demos in inbox waiting to be posted, plus some other small tidbits, but I'll leave that for next week (hopefully).
    • digs05 - The Anomaly by Artyom 'Digs' Glazkov. Call your demos dig5.dem
    • eels - Elements by Dmitry 'Vondur' Svetlichny Call your demos eels.dem
    • mappi - Red Slammer by Negke Call your demos mpi.dem
    • mappi2 - Runic Recycling by Negke Call your demos mpi2.dem
    • q1shw1sp - Devastation by Pawel 'ShadoW' Chrapka - Modified for SP by Negke Call your demos deva.dem
    • ritualsp - Dark Ritual by Kevin 'Tyrann' Shanahan - Modified for SP by Negke Call your demos ritu.dem
    • tdl - The Death Lair by Rui "Trinca" Neto Call your demos tdl.dem
    Download all the maps in one .zip by clicking here.

    Monday, 10th January, 2011 by NahkahiiR

    Safety first - 18:15

    Sorry for not testing the contest map enough before posting. Now it should be easier to get all kills. The mapper Louis Manning added a scrag to the map (probably just to annoy us speedrunners). With these changes, download the map again from the contest page.

    Wednesday, 5th January, 2011 by NahkahiiR

    Reload your grenade launcher - 20:02

    The best ogre is a dead ogre. You have a grenade launcher and lots of protection and ammo - have fun in this new CONTEST.

    Old news.