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News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Quake Epsilon - Arcane Dimensions HD (free) on: December 02, 2019, 11:28:02 pm
There's a torrent of the game now:
https://stickfreaks.com/ocau/Arcane_Dimensions_Epsilon_build_v1_00_29-11-2019.torrent
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Quake Epsilon - Arcane Dimensions HD (free) on: December 01, 2019, 03:18:41 am
Hi all,
over the past 2 years I've been working on a soundtrack for this quake expansion by Simon O'callaghan & others.
Arcane Dimensions is a 22-level expansion pack for the original Quake, with some of the most intricate level design ever seen in that engine.
It totals roughly 9 hours of gameplay across the dimensions/levels, each of which has it's own specific mood or theme. All-in-all it is a testimony to the enginuity of level designers in the 21st century.

My build of that expansion is an HD build, with modern textures rather than old-school quake-style textures.
It also features my soundtrack, which is ~3hrs long in total. Since each level in the game is in a different 'dimension' with it's own feel, the music also changes significantly.

Anyway, enjoy:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-epsilon-build/downloads/arcane-dimensions-epsilon-build-v100

The trailer is here, if you're interested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbZV6jhz3tc

Free to download of course, you just need the original full version of Quake's .pak files.
M
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Untitled UQM Sequel's new name discussion on: June 18, 2019, 03:06:22 am
"Stork On Troll 3"

4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Untitled UQM Sequel's new name discussion on: June 13, 2019, 11:38:49 pm
*Happy Adventures for Campers Volume III*
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 13, 2019, 11:37:20 pm
This is, honestly, the best possible outcome - and a great statement about the silliness of the legal system, that they had to completely bypass it to do anythign sane.
Congrats to Fred, congrats to Paul, and a somewhat reluctant congratulations to Stardock in this case.
Let the mead flow!
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Utwig Redub raw files? on: May 11, 2019, 09:10:29 am
I didn't originally notice any clipped-off passages in the .ogg files, but there's no 'formatting' difference between the .ogg files for any versions.
The .ogg format hasn't changed in years, the only thing that could've changed is the playback code.

Originally the utwig voiceovers were at 44khz and sounded weird and not-in-keeping with the other 3do voiceovers which are all at 11khz. They were downsampled in a commit I made, which made them fit the rest of the game better.

However if you go back and explore the previous git commit (https://sourceforge.net/p/urquanmastershd/git-new/ci/61b67b0e80f0bf8d3337c28c2c760b90cea46461/tree/) you will find the original utwig .ogg's still have the clipped endings eg. https://sourceforge.net/p/urquanmastershd/git-new/ci/61b67b0e80f0bf8d3337c28c2c760b90cea46461/tree/content/addons/3dovoice/utwig/utwig-027.ogg
Incidentally the last git commit reflects most of the changes made in HD Remix.

So it's likely that the original .wav files were also clipped. And there is no current known version without the voice effects.

Still better than the original 3do voiceovers regardless. Oh boy were they bad
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: I started Ur-Quan Masters HD! (need help) on: February 19, 2019, 10:31:33 pm
No worries mate, happens to the best of us - but thanks for apologizing!
M
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: I started Ur-Quan Masters HD! (need help) on: February 17, 2019, 08:22:04 am
First up, download UQM HD Remix - there's a lot of bugs fixed.
You can copy your save files over.

I suggest you try the MegaMod even.

I mean, if you're going to advertise your mod the MegaMod is yours plus the hard work of creating the most faithful looking version of the HD mod in existence thus far.

... JEEESUS...
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Subnautica - true sequel? on: January 07, 2019, 03:51:43 pm
If you play it, you'll see what I mean - it's not about the specific mechanics or setting, it's the atmosphere/exploration.
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Subnautica - true sequel? on: January 06, 2019, 07:14:31 am
Honestly this game feels more like SC2 than any game I've played, in terms of mood, exploration, etc.
Seriously, I'm hooked, I've had to stop playing for a while. Picked it up for free during epic game store's opening, amazing graphics, amazing sense of exploration.
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 06, 2019, 06:46:44 am
I'd argue it does, because if SCO is never available again F&P can expect a massive retaliation from non-diehards if their game isn't anywhere near as good, or even if it IS as good, or better.
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 03, 2019, 11:56:37 pm
But I wonder how steam can continue to sell through "Humblebundle" when they took it down on their own site.... (since they should've stopped issueing steam keys to humblebundle at the same time).

No longer available through Humble Bundle, as of today.
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 03, 2019, 11:48:21 pm
Dogan and Kazon speak:
https://www.dogarandkazon.com/blog/2019/1/2/injunction-junction-court-instruction

Unfortunately I think this hurts the fans, but I understand that it's (probably) intended to give F&P the upper hand in negotiations going forward.
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: October 31, 2018, 02:35:53 am
AAAAAND the FUD continues:
https://steamcommunity.com/id/Anthris/recommended/271260/
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Paul and Fred discuss SC2's development on: October 27, 2018, 01:30:51 am
New video! This time P&F talk about the other contributors to SC2, including the guy who directed Minions!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw_lnnt52EY
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