March 2001
Friday, March 30, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 8:57 PM EST

    No clue how it is or plays as everywhere around town is out. Boy genius here with the amazing scoop that if you want to grab that "hot off the presses" game you need to pre-order. I do hear tho that it is a system hog from hell...

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 12:07 AM EST

    Lagwagon has written a little post on the cpl message board praising CTF. Gamers' Gauntlet is mentioned as well! Lagwagon reported the last G2 event for eSports America. Give it a quick read:

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 2:19 PM EST

    Smeg passed along this link to a site that shows what "Ugly rooms for the Beautiful people" really means...

It's the captions that make the site. Hit the next from the above link and keep trucking!

XEN OGL match.
Posted by Time2Die@ 12:03 AM EST

    Our last OGL match on the old OGL system went off without much of a hitch. Played on Q3wctf1 for a grueling 30 minutes. Went up 2-0 only to almost have it tied up right at the end with XEN doing a 4 man rush to try and recover the flag before time ran out. In the end we won 2-1. Here's the SS < Game 1 >

Friday, March 23, 2001

Wednesday's OGL match.
Posted by Time2Die@ 2:59 PM EST

    We played and beat Mhz Wednesday night for one of our last OGL matches on the old OGL system. Megahertz had some problems with 2 of their guys in NY with their CM's going down because of a storm up there but was able to field a team without having to reschedule. The highlight of the match was this shot here:

Yes that's right...I got the infamous "HOLY SHIT!" which made my night!!! I went back and took a screenshot from the demo...Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 6:28 PM EST

    Not really...but hey!

Been working on my linux skills as well as revising my Quake3 server how-to with a much needed update. Going to rock as I've already knocked out the cmdlist and just need to touch up the cvarlist with some new stuff that cameout with 1.27. Pretty much all of the server guides out there suck. Also fixed some G2 bugs the servers had last time...documenting them into the how-to is nice.

My old page:

You can see how I haven't updated in 6 months! =>

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

mojozilla and g2.
Posted by Time2Die@ 3:26 PM EST

    The radio show went well last night. Talked about G2, CPL and some other tasty topics. The cast and crew was Kurrelgyre, smeg, time2die, Louziffer, Stone, and Bad Mojo. Check out the archive of the show here:

Also, registration opened for Gamers' Gauntlet II and we already have about 30 people registered!

Sunday, March 18, 2001

Gamers' Gauntlet II Announced!
Posted by Time2Die@ 9:59 PM EST

    Official email:

Gamers' Gauntlet II, a North Carolina based 120 person LAN event, is scheduled for May 18th-20th. Scheduled tournaments include Quake3 CTF 4v4, Counter Strike 5v5, and Quake3 1v1. Registration opens this Monday at 8pm. To kick off the event, we will be talking about the upcoming party online on the mojozilla radio show ( ). Visit for details and info.


Monday I will be on "mojozilla" talking about the next Gamers' Gauntlet. Should be fun as we talk about the last party a little and what's brewing for the next one. TUNE IN OR DIE!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2001

Stupid Hosts files trick.
Posted by Time2Die@ 1:32 PM EST

    Want to connect to the Depleted Uranium server ultra fast but typing the ip (or :) got ya down? WELL...find your hosts file (not the hosts.sam for some of you win9x users) and add the following line: du

And then from within Quake3 you can just type "connect du" and it'll work :>

The hosts file in win2k is in the /winnt/system32/drivers/etc dir. Win9x is usually under the /windows dir.

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Atlanta LAN.
Posted by Time2Die@ 2:33 PM EST

    There's a monthly (I believe...maybe bi-monthly) LAN located in Atlanta. Check them out here:

Trading emails with one of the organizers and will post more info if I learn more.

Posted by Time2Die@ 10:46 AM EST

    People that get in arms about the CPL moving on to Counter Strike as their main tourney have to ask themselves the one question...when were they ever a contender for any of that cash and fame? The idea behind CPL is great but it was/is being executed poorly and selfishly. Anyone that has attended recent CPL events will tell you that it's not about the gamers''s about the $$$. For some the decision greatly effects their decision to compete competitively...but for the other 99% of Quake3 players it's just another tourney/competition to bite the dust whose only positive was media attention and $$$. No one event or organization makes or breaks a community. As for CPL can you miss something you never had?

Quake3 is ALIVE!
Posted by Time2Die@ 10:15 AM EST

    Lately it has been become in style to announce that Quake3 is dead...mostly because nothing else is happening on the TDM scene, which dominates most of the Quake3 media attention. It seems that Media sensationalism and hype has reached the web as it has failed to ask the CTF community if Quake3 is dying or not. Even tho we suffer some of the "boredom" problems the TDM community has run into we have a huge impending map pak's and a Threewave map pak not too far off that will keep us alive and kicking and keep things exciting.

Why Counter Strike? Well it's new and fun and exciting. Is it the answer to all of the short comings and the salvation to all of the bored Quake3 junkies out there converting? Time will be the ultimate judge.

This isn't a "Quake3 owns all" post. Whether it's Quake3 or it's Counter Strike or UT or whatever...the only thing that matters is that you enjoy and have fun playing GameWhatever. Ignore the hype and what the "majority" thinks and go with what you enjoy playing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 10:42 AM EST

    Looks like a huge 1250 (yes twelve hundred and fifty) person LAN in DC is planned for Memorial Weekend (June 29th-31st). We'll see what this turns into as the tournaments listed are:

Half-life Counter-Strike
Half-life Team Fortress Classic
Quake 3 Arena
Starcraft: Broodwar
Tribes 2
Unreal Tournament

Which tells everyone all of nothing...o well. Still a really BIG LAN! :>

Sunday, March 11, 2001

N8_Dawg update.
Posted by Time2Die@ 8:59 PM EST

    N8_Dawg is doing good and is recovering at home. He can get up, out and about but still is without access to a computer and car (because of pain medication) but is in high sprits.

Posted by Time2Die@ 2:36 PM EST

    The "East3" and "Kentucy Fried Chicken CTF" (KFC) server ports have been setup in DNS...yes I'm lazy hehe. So if you connect to (or 27000) and/or (or 27965) will work. Why not use default ports? Because we don't want the local Quake3 players to join the server which is local to them with their l33t 3ms pings. Also the OSP and configs have been updated to 0.99s2. You can gain admin/ref status when you have 2 or more people in the game and issue the following statement:

/callvote ref

All questions about (config) problems and/or usage should be directed to Time2die (ME!) in either IRC or email. I am working on default "enhanced" OSP configs that were used at the last G2.

Saturday, March 10, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 5:14 PM EST

    Looks like the scales have been tipped back towards a gaming community site...away from what was turning into ShackCS. Looks like one of the 519 guys is posting come Quake3 related posts...that are actually interested and not just mirrored news posts from the other news sites. If I want to read Bluesnews or Shugashack news...I'll go to the source.

Friday, March 9, 2001

Word on Drivers.
Posted by Time2Die@ 10:32 AM EST

    I Wouldn't recommend to anyone downloading "beta" or "pre-release" video card drivers unless they are from nvidia or 3D Chipset. Be warned that any website can claim to have new drivers that are fake driver packages which can mess your pc up with bogus registry settings.

On a side note...I'm using 6.49's. Pretty stable.

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Memory prices.
Posted by Time2Die@ 4:55 PM EST

    In the "good news" dept., PC133 RAM is incredibly cheap. Check out this link for Cosair RAM: Click here 40$! OMG!!!

Posted by Time2Die@ 4:34 PM EST

    I have fixed the members section to reflect what's left of KI. If you're interested in joining KI, you can msg me for more details.

Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 5:09 PM EST

    As some of you might know and others are about to find out, N8_dawg was in a serious car accident last Thursday. After spending 2-3 days at Duke Hospital N8 went home Sunday recoup. N8 is expected to make a full recovery.

In other n8_dawg news...House of Uranium has posted a screenshot of their new stats system "GeigerCounter2"...look who's in the shot!

Posted by Time2Die@ 2:24 PM EST

    Updated the schedule above as it was broken from the webserver move. Also added Satsu and Dirtysanchez to the pictures.

Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 4:34 PM EST

    Updated the links on the right. I knew that had gone away...but what the hell is in it's place? Added .Game Wallpapers to "cool stuff". Bascially checked and re-org'd some of the links on the right and added/deleted some stuff.

Made the "Picture" Page active again with a skeleton of pictures and a new look. Going for new pictures up everyday till we get everyone that's normally on the channel up. Pulling mostly from the LAN party pic's I have. If you see yourself up there or/and want a different picture posted email or msg me the link.

Monday, March 5, 2001

Posted by Time2Die@ 5:24 PM EST

    Got an impressive 240KBs off of my CM while downloading a linux iso image...IMPRESSIVE. A new RA3 is coming out later this week with some of the new "OSP" code...where's the MP3 player for OSP!!! My sonique lags me in high FPS battles...suxz0rs. Nothing much else earth shattering. I do think that ShackES should be renamed to ShackCS hehe...

Friday, March 2, 2001

Mindsweeper Strategy Guide.
Posted by Time2Die@ 12:11 PM EST

    For those mastering more than one game I have found a nice strategy guide for Mindsweeper:

You can thank me later...

G2 History Page.
Posted by Time2Die@ 1:34 AM EST

    I have finished the G2 history page and posted it here. Some tasty pics and stuff.