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This is a thread about a project currently underway to remake Quake one.

It involves upgrading what exists already in order to play and look better or at least differently in all probable situations and enhance what is already there in this great game.

So we're remixing all the maps, monsters, and the player.

A specific engine in order to solve long-standing issues isn't out of the question, the main concerns being cross-OS support for features that should be common, like entity alpha and multiplayer. These things exist in various forms, but there's still no standard, at least today.

There's a great wealth of resource on this board - the one thing that doesn't exist here is apathy.

So, we're fishing for contributors. If you can make a map, animate or code and want to see this monster through to its conception then you're on the team.

Over the next few days I'll post info on what currently exists, and where it's headed.
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One nice feature of FTEQCC is conditional compilation. i.e. (#ifdef BOTS_VERSION ... #endif).

I imagine mod source code could be reworked to kick out a dmsp.dat or whatever in addition to say a frikbot.dat and ye old progs.dat, etc. 
Are all handled by emissions, and there's sparks as a specific entity for ease of use.

We discussed pain skins but shelved the idea. It brings up locational damage and what constitutes a pain skin. As metslime says most creatures are already splattered with blood, so painstakingly painting on damage can get lost visually.

The one time I saw it in Quake was Kinn's Bastion on the imported Q2 Enforcer. Can't say I was a fan of him developing holes in his back from being shot in the side.

Locational damage was axed because it actually punishes the player for bad aim. 3x head damage means a player running through and hitting a monster in the feet is going to lose ammo and time. And I don't think it's necessary for the gameplay.

Separate progs for multi/single is a possibility, but we'll have to see how much the game gains in multiplayer speed with a seperate optimised version.

On the fly editing - who had this recently? Compile the bsp and edit entities whilst in edit mode - looked pretty slick. 
Entity Editing On The Fly 


(couldn't help it)

We can have separate progs no problem (#ifdef). I have successfully compiled a purely multiplayer progs that is under 300K. o_O Runs very fast and will support map voting, obs, deathmatch 3, random respawn, optionally FBX, most of that working already.

Command line choice of progs is nice, every engine should have that.

Centerprint logging as well.

.lit and .ent, yeah, Ricky's e4m1 has colored lighting, and I'd not be against it either.

External texture support could be good, because you'd all have to download less. How much less is another question.

So practically, what everyone said. If we deliver an engine that runs on Win/Lin/Mac, and even has software, I'd like to see the person who still complains to personally punch them in the face.

Especially if the thing will run in FTE, Pro, EZQ, DP, perhaps Fitz (?) and possibly even Tyrquake, as well as "our own engine", because everything we do is documented and open source...

how much more can you do? 
Can You Make It Compatible With 
Mvdsv (qw standalone server) and possibly somehow with ktx (qw dm multiplayer mod), though for the latter I don't have the faintest idea how.

Just an idea.

Will you have an spprogs.dat so it runs with a qw server? 
ezQuake (and ZQuake) and FTEQW support running Quake progs.dat. Making spprogs.dat support would be redundant, if 3 Quakeworld clients can support traditional progs.dat, the compatbility feature should be added in mvdsv as well instead of being accomodated because it is lagging behind in that department.

KTX is not a true "mod", it is built into mvdsv server and written into the server binary. 
What Baker Said 
The named clients are also cross platform +software, so from our side, they get the stamp of approval.

Having a dedicated qw progs would just change some minor physics things.

For the multiplayer, I can see why you'd want that, but no QW people will be interested in this for multiplayer anyway, or so I've been told. They don't want or need any new mods.

I can only imagine how they would *love* a mod that changes the weapon balance, introduces fall damage, model teams, dropping weapons, Gyro physics, and all that stuff.

In short, I really doubt RMQ would pass f_modified.

In singleplayer, you'll have 0 ping anyway, thus it should be bearable. 
This is an open-source project. It's too small a team to encompass Quake.

The Qc isn't open yet, because it's not finished, but if you're not a timewaster and have something to contribute then you can have access.

But sometime in the hazy future when it is finished there's nothing stopping un-thought-of engine support.

We're talking with engine coders, we'll see what happens.

How about origin brushes? 
Not Following The Thread, But... 
if you [...] have something to contribute then you can have access isn't really open source. 
Eh, until it's ready to play there's little point in open sourcing it. It'll be hard enough to get this thing working without having to manage random code submissions from well meaning strangers. 
I am curious though how things are coming along, Ijed? 
There's a long road ahead of us, the most difficult part of the project is keeping focused.

Having said that nothing is wasted - we've axed alot of stillborn ideas and what we have so far is solid enough to warrant survival.

What we really need though is a modeler / animator.

I can do it, but I just don't have the time.

In terms of % complete, I'd say maybe 25% - including code, maps, sounds, graphics etc. etc. It's a monster. 
Monsther Monsther 
I keep using that word to describe it . . .

Cheltnum 4:40 
Ive Been Mapping Like Fuck 
for about a week..... :P 
What Models Need Replacing? 
Tried sending this off my phone a couple of hours ago. Fallo.

The idea is to replace no models - just add animations. There's a handful of new models, a much easier task than the animations. There's a few that will need modification as well.

The theme is that if a dedicated modeler enters the team they'll have control over their part. 
Yes, it's mainly additional monster animations.

Stuff like knight and enforcer weapon variants, throwing animations, and eventually (in the rather distant future) taunt animations. All using id's models. Plus anything that you come up with.

Some existing models / animations could be polished somewhat. The rest are small items that we can probably do ourselves. 
The Models I Have Been Working On 
deviate far from Quake origins so I don't think they would be useful, unfortunately. 
I have some models in the Quakeworld, as a little support to work on them. I'm trying a frogman model but sofar my intention to make a walk/swim_monster_start never succeeded.

I once made a convertion of dfx models for all Quake model animations.
It would be easy to make new animations and add some frames. 
There is a thing with extracting models to dxf.
As I do so, the original base-skin texture get lost and importing them back with qmle always tends to wrong verticenumber. 
do you have a list somewhere of which models you want to add/replace animations for? and what priorities for which? 
Not Really 
We're using a site which acts as an SVN repository and also has a Trac ticket system - each monster has its own ticket detailing what extra stuff it needs in terms of everything.

There's none that won't be remaked.

Might sound strange for an open-source project, but I'm wanting to keep some secrets and not broadcast everything we want to do to the general public before we've done it.

Here's a couple of examples of the new anims we'll be needing:

Enforcer underarm throw
Enforcer vertical throw

Vore spellcast
Vore leap

I'd say almost all the monsters need at least one new animation.

If you want on the team then let me know and I'll mail access to the Assembla site and SVN. 
Enforcer underarm throw
Enforcer vertical throw

Enforcer skin: baseball uniform
Hell Knight model: replace sword with wooden bat
monster_zombie_pitcher: needs to check second base for a steal before pitching. 
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