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Textmode Quake 2

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the we-will-be-getting-duplicate-submissions-of-this-for-weeks dept.

Quake 235

Artemis writes: "Following the Quake 2 source code release under the GPL, here's the follow-up of the famous ttyquake, it's a text mode Quake II called aaquake2 which has just been released. Time for more 3d text mode gaming fun! The site includes screenshots for those of you who haven't seen Quake-turned-Text before."

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1p!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766476)

Go SlashBot!

FIRST POST (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766477)

So ya'll can kiss my ass and ram Quake 2 textmode up my hairy ass!

Judaism (-1)

Ralph JewHater Nader (450769) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766632)

I can imagine some kike trying to sell this to little kids for profit.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766480)

fp

Re:fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766485)

that is not first post. the comment titled "FIRST POST" is first post you hairy assed gaylord! sorry, but your post is 3rd

Re:fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766549)

Who the fuck cares?

I know that getting "First Post" must somehow seem exciting and fulfilling to you. You should try getting laid some day. It's even better!

question (-1)

philipm (106664) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766481)

what is this article about? did anyone read it?

CUM SEE ME FOR LEET CHALLENGx0RS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766486)

anybody up for a leet challenge? cum see me at: 24.248.245.42 w00t w00t

lookin for s0me0ne with j00r leet skillz? c0m3 and try me!!@#$

Hmm... (3, Interesting)

senine (513587) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766487)


I wonder how much bandwidth it would take to play this via a telnet interface.

-Senine

Not much... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766494)

But it would take a whole beowolf cluster server to let a buncha people play it over telnet!

Re:Hmm... (1)

Cheetah86 (136854) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766505)

I want my text quake secure(so other players can't see my screen!)... SSH anyone?

Uh, use you "brain"... *smacks chest* (5, Flamebait)

Lethyos (408045) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766536)

First of all, let's figure out how big a frame is. If you have a matrix, like in a terminal, which consists of rows and columns, there is a powerful technique called "multiplication" that will allow you to calculate how many elements there are in this matrix. So, we compute the width (w) by the height (h) to get a product (p), in the form: w*h=p. Whew! That was tricky, but it gets more complicated! Consider that each character on the terminal (for ASCII, not Unicode) is one byte. That is eight bits. Since bandwidth is measured in bits, this what we're interested in. So, we take our product (p) and do that crazy "multiplication" thing again in: p*8. WOW! But let's not slow down there!! We're almost near the end! The result of p*8 (which is actually (w*h)*8, surprisingly) is only for one frame! So what do we do? Think that maybe the average number of frames we'll get per second is 20. That means, that every second, 20 frames of p*8 bits passes through the wire. You know what that means, MORE multiplication! p*8*20, crazy, isn't it? It comes down to (w*h)*160 bits per second. So now, all YOU gotta do is figure out how big your terminal is, and that's now many bits/second it costs! Isn't math fun? (DISCLAIMER: this does not take into account compression, or encoding scemes used to reduce the number of characters sent/received.)

Re:Uh, use you "brain"... *smacks chest* (-1)

KingAzzy (320268) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766620)

And sadly, despite all that, your penis is still very very small and completely obscured by that fat hairy greasy gut of yours.

Re:Uh, use you "brain"... *smacks chest* (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766626)

Even ncurses doesn't update the whole screen for one change, fuckass.

~200K with SSH (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766675)

with a standard screen size it is useable and consumes about 200K in a SSH terminal

-- Matt

Forget first post (3, Funny)

grahamsz (150076) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766492)

Someone evidently feels the need to be right at the top of every list of downloads

aaquake indeed

Re:Forget first post (2, Redundant)

chuzwuzza (446926) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766515)

aa = ascii art

Re:Forget first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766530)

It's times like these that I wish we had some more diverse moderations. Screw (Score: -1, Wrong), we need (Score: -1, Fucking Retard)!

Re:Forget first post (1)

TheGreenLantern (537864) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766649)

Or how about -1 (Irony is apparently too much for me to handle). Eh, probably wouldnt fit in the drop down box anyway.

I suck my sister's FEET! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766493)

By J. Wipo Troll, Esq. [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.4 $
Whats black, blue and green and doesnt like sex?
The Girl Scout locked in my basement.
Whats the worst part about having sex with a six year-old?
Getting the blood out of your clown suit.
Whats the best thing about getting a hand job from a five year-old?
That little hand makes your thing look really huge.
Guy comes home from work to find his girlfriend sitting on the porch, crying.
Whats wrong, honey?
Im leaving you! I just found out youre a pædophile!
Pædophile? Why, thats a pretty big word for a ten year-old.
How can you tell when your sisters on her period?
When your dads dick tastes like blood!
Two pædophiles are lying on a beach tanning, one turns to the other and says, Excuse me, youre in my son.
Whats 18 inches long, blue, veiny, and makes a woman cry?
Crib death.
How could the mans seven year-old son tell that his dad had fucked his eight year-old sister? His dads weiner tasted like blood!
Watson returns home to find Holmes in bed with a child. He shouts, Is this some sort of a schoolgirl?
Holmes replies, Elementary, my dear Watson.
So I was having sex with my girlfriend, and I decided I wanted to get kinky and try and do her in the ass. So I slipped around back; she looked over her shoulder at me and said, My, how presumptuous of you. I said, Presumptuous? Thats a big word for a ten year-old.
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The teacher says, Thats terribile, but what did he do before he died?
Little Johnny replies, He turned blue and shit all over himself!
A guy calls in sick to work.
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Im sick, the guy replies.
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I know, the little girl replied. Im gonna get tits, too.
An older man and a small boy walk hand in hand through the woods.
Boy: These woods sure are spooky!
Man: You think youre scared, Ive gotta walk out of here alone.
Whats the difference between Neil Armstrong and Michael Jackson?
One walked on the moon, and the other rapes little boys.
Has anyone read Michael Jacksons new book, The Ins and Outs of Child Rearing?
Q: Whats the difference between a dead baby and a golden delicious apple?
A: I dont cum all over the golden delicious apple before I take a bite out of it.
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A: I dont kiss my girlfriend after sex.
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A: A pædophiles ass.
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A: With a condom.
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A: Feeling up a dead baby with three nipples.
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A: Theyre fun to ride until they die.
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A: Deep throat.
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A: Grandmothers dont die when you fuck them in the ass.
Q: Whats the best sound in the world?
A: Hearing dead babys hips crack under pressure!
Q: Whats worse than a having sex with a dead baby?
A: Having sex with a dead baby filled with razor blades.
Q: How do you stop a baby from choking?
A: Take your dick out of its mouth.
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A: Realizing you were drunk and made love to it the night before.
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Whats better than sex with a twelve year-old boy?
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[Thanks to Fark.com [fark.com] for all of these wonderfully sick jokes! I couldnt have done it without you! And thanks to all the Anonymous Cowards who have flamed me, I have three words for you! YHBT! YHL! HAND! Apparently this post is extremely good at getting biters. According to an anonymous coward, Attorney General Ashcroft [hitler.org] is also after little old WIPO Troll now, in addition to the Canadian cops-on-a-horse that another A.C. sent after me a couple days earlier. Well, this should be fun. Keep up the biting, Slashdotters! ed.]

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Re:I suck my sister's FEET! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766499)

Hey WIPO, what is the sickest sound you hear when fucking a 9 year old?

Her hips snapping!

Re:I suck my sister's FEET! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766551)

Isn't that the best sound? (Well, right after hearing her screaming to get away.)

Forget it. (5, Funny)

Matt2000 (29624) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766495)


This is such bullshit, I've seen this kind of hoax before. All they do is have a bunch of guys sitting at their computer and as each move request come in, they just type out the screen on their keyboard and send it back to your viewer. When they get tired, it's called "lag."

Wake up slashdot and check out your stories before you post them!

cool (3, Funny)

GoatPigSheep (525460) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766497)

this is great, but we all know what the true ascii enthusiast needs: a text-mode version of x-windows

Re:cool (2, Informative)

penguinboy (35085) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766571)

Apparently, that's the way the initial port of X-Windows to Linux was done - instead of driving the graphics card, it just used the terminal. Who knows if the code is around anywhere, though.

Re:cool (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766577)

a text-mode version of x-windows

I hate to be an ass, but there's no such thing as X-Windows. I think you mean the X Window System.

Try "twin" (3, Informative)

cout (4249) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766599)

It's a window manager for your terminal. http://linuz.sns.it/~max/twin/ [linuz.sns.it]

Allright! (5, Funny)

Hercynium (237328) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766501)

Now I can really test the pixel output of my brand-new geForceRS232vt220turbo!!!

Imagine a beowulf clus... ah nevermind.

Debian packages (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766504)

When will Quake2 be packaged and uploaded to Debian's main section for convenient apt-getting? I'd rather not go to some web-site to download it, what with the entailing security implications.

Re:Debian packages (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766568)

Go to the web and download it you fucking pussy!! Oh I forgot, you can't get a virus in Linux...

Screen shots... (1)

scum-e-bag (211846) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766508)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but dont those screen shots look just like Quake 1????

Re:Screen shots... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766521)

no, you're wrong. They are of QuakeII

Re:Screen shots... (1)

scum-e-bag (211846) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766556)

But I thought the graphics were supposed to get better with the advent of quake 2...

Re:Screen shots... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766628)

ah, you have fallen for one of the worlds most misconcieved notions: that more is better (such as quake 2 better than quake 1 {whether that be better graphics, gameplay, level design, etc...}) But, as any reader of Nietszche's "Beyond Good and Evil" knows that notions of better or worse are just plain crap. "Stuff" is not better or worse, it's just different. Quake 2 is not better than Quake 1, it's just different.

fear not, for you are not the only one to make this common mistake, just take comfort in the fact that as an enlighten creature that you can now recognize your misktake, learn form it, and move on to a more productive life. It's tough being an ubermench, but someone has to coral the herd ;)

It could work (5, Funny)

Chazmati (214538) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766509)

Well, with sufficiently small characters, it should look fine. In fact, as you approach a 1-pixel font it should look quite nice. Add color and you're there. Oh, wait...

Oh man.. I love the sickness!! (4, Funny)

Indes (323481) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766510)

I remember playing ttyquake for the first time.. played for an hour and couldn't make it past the first level.. got lost so many times.. after playing for the hour I felt sick to my stomach for days but the pain was worth it..

LIVE ON TEXTMODE QUAKE!! LIVE ON!!!!!!

This is fast becomming one of my favourite things to rant about.. textmode gaming!!

The future is here. ;-)

WOW!!! (-1)

Genghis Troll (158585) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766512)

That's pretty fucking gay! Also, could somebody please lick my ass? I ran out of peanut butter, and my dog is in a shitty mood anyway. Thanks!

In case you couldn't use the link above (4, Informative)

jsse (254124) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766514)

The link above seems to be slashdotted, try this one [mr.net] .

Example for mandatory open sourcing (5, Insightful)

ShieldWolf (20476) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766519)

This gives us an interesting example of what Lawrence Lessig suggested earlier: mandatory source code release after a set period of time for software, which follows a reasonably short period of exclusivity.

This guys speech, as weird and freaky as it is ;), would have not have come to light if Quake II had not been open-sourced after it ceased to become cutting-edge technology. By releasing the code after a reasonable period of time Carmack has given us a golden lesson in copyright. By putting the source in more hands we get more speech and interesting ideas put into the public domain, this is the kinda of thing closed source and excessively long copyright terms deny, e.g. Looking forward to David Fincher's Catcher in The Rye? Keep waiting, that book will still be in copyright over 70 years from now, and he will be long dead.

-Shieldwolf

PS - of course I know the software is still under copyright, e.g. GPL via Id Software, I merely mean that it is gives you an IDEA of how this could work.

Re:Example for mandatory open sourcing (1)

cscx (541332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766578)

By putting the source in more hands we get more speech and interesting ideas put into the public domain, this is the kinda of thing closed source and excessively long copyright terms deny....

This idea isn't 'interesting,' it's inane. Most copyrighted software isn't intended to be put into the public domain anyway.

Another Free Software Gunslinger...

Re:Example for mandatory open sourcing (2, Insightful)

j-pimp (177072) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766623)

Most copyrighted software isn't intended to be put into the public domain anyway.
United States Constitution, atricle one section 8 states:
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; ...
Now IANAL, so take the following as my personal educated opinion.
The purpose of intellectual property law was originally intended by our founding Fathers to server two purposes. The first, is to allow artists and inventors exclusive rights to use there works for the pursuit of profit. This is to encourage and reward successful R&D. The second, is to provide through these same mechanisms, now knows as patenting and copyright, assurance that in a reasonable amount of time such IP is put in the public domain. IP laws were originally designed so information got into the public domain regardless of what the authors intended.

Re:Example for mandatory open sourcing (0)

Spooge Demon (413208) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766582)

Looking forward to David Fincher's Catcher in The Rye? Keep waiting, that book will still be in copyright over 70 years from now, and he will be long dead.

Well, I could wait seventy years, or I could spend fifteen minutes looking for a couple of quarters in the parking lot outside the used book store...

And I really hate to burst your bubble, but text mode Quake 2 really doesn't do much for the world. Oh, but wait, he learned so much from looking at the source code! Yeah, I can really tell. He's put together something spectacular. Uh huh. Look dude, I can fart and call it free speech; that doesn't mean it is inherently good, useful, or anything other than a bad smell in the air.

Re:Example for mandatory open sourcing (1)

Jaysyn (203771) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766627)

I thought Salinger write Catcher in the Rye.

Jaysyn

Criminalizing secrets (4, Insightful)

volpe (58112) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766652)

MANDATORY source code release? You want to make it a crime to keep your own information secret for as long as you choose, if that information happens to be source code? Why stop there? Here's a few other things we can make subject to mandatory release after a set period of time:

1. Your PIN
2. Your PGP key and passphrase
3. Your diary
4. Any recorded discussions between you and your attorney.
5. Your complete medical history.

The government is obtrusive enough as it is. I don't want the government to be able to force anyone to release information that they don't want to, just because some arbitrarily chosen timer has run out.

Re:Criminalizing secrets (0, Troll)

cscx (541332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766667)

Don't tell me you forgot: 6. Everyone you've slept with (or lack thereof).

[OT] Textmode Quake 2 (5, Funny)

pgilman (96092) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766524)


from the we-will-be-getting-duplicate-submissions-of-this-f or-weeks dept.

and given your recent track record i guess you'll post it a couple more times as well &nbsp ;-)

Re:[OT] Textmode Quake 2 (1)

linzeal (197905) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766579)

Seriously though I wonder how many duplicates they get per story? On some of the big ones it has to be in the hundreds. We should pry cut them slack for the repost here and there.

Re:[OT] Textmode Quake 2 (3, Funny)

ThatComputerGuy (123712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766611)

Yes, for the reposts "here and there". It's just too bad every other day isn't "here and there".

On Taco, on Hemos, on Michael! Post those dupes!

All right! Now I've got a use for... (2)

ChaoticCoyote (195677) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766525)

...that old DecWriter II in the garage, which my wife keeps suggesting we toss. I *knew* text mode gaming wasn't dead!

This is the most perverse, bizarre, absolutely *useless* thing I've seen in a long time. Damn, I wish I'd thought of it first... ;)

A Horrible Rift (4, Funny)

Bios_Hakr (68586) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766526)

...just appeared in the universe. When ttyquake was released, God cried at the absolute wrongness of it. But after this, he has torn the universe asunder. The only way to clense his creation of the horrible mistake is to purge all life from the Galaxy. Yea, even as it happened in the day of Moses, a great flood is being brought down upon us.

In related news, astrophysicists everywhere stood in amazement as the expanding universe slowed, stopped, and began to collapse back on itself.

Also of note, astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere were baffled by the apperance of a new constilation. The collection of never-before-seen stars actually spelled out a phrase. "1 0wn3d j00" could clearly be read in Hebrew.

How do you write 1337speak in hebrew? (1)

Stone Rhino (532581) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766561)

hebrew uses letters to represent numbers. sorta 1337speak in reverse.

Re:How do you write 1337speak in hebrew? (1)

IdentityCrisis (235840) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766612)

It's called Gimetry, about 4000 years ago it was true that israelites used letters to represent number
(the equilevent of A = 1, the equilevent of Z was 400)
a very weird system, nowadays Israelis use the normal numeric system.

Re:How do you write 1337speak in hebrew? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766660)

Arabic numerals in Israel! Gasp!

Re:How do you write 1337speak in hebrew? (0)

Linuxthess (529239) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766668)

"It's called Gimetry, about 4000 years ago it was true that israelites used letters to represent number (the equilevent of A = 1, the equilevent of Z was 400)"

Its actually called "GE-MAT-RIA" which is an incredible system which has thousands of pages written by hundreds of Torah scholars.
You might have just had a small glimpse of it if you had watched a movie named "Pi".
NTB, but I can assure you, as being a learned student of both the written law (Torah) and the oral law (Talmud) and their respective commenteries that this system serves a major purpose in understanding of the modern day Jewish law.

Re:A Horrible Rift (1)

Sokie (60732) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766570)

Yea, even as it happened in the day of Moses, a great flood is being brought down upon us.

Don't you mean in the days of Noah? (Noah's Ark, big flood, etc, etc...)

So Paint The ASCII Green And ... (3, Offtopic)

Freneticus (546178) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766527)

Taa-daa! Instant Matrix in a box!

Keanu: "What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge rockets?"

Bad Mutha Lawrence Fishburne the III:"No, Keanu. I'm trying to tell you that, when you're ready ... you won't have to."

Keanu: (pauses) "Dude, you just don't want me camping on the railgun, do you?"

Bad Mutha Lawrence Fishburne the III: "Damn, you've figured me out! Now eat my boomstick!"

BANG!

Re:So Paint The ASCII Green And ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766653)

heh
green ascii .. reminds me of an old apple computer that schools had.

long live orgeon trail.

limit as neat factor approaches zero (1)

kresmoi (542683) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766532)

seriously, the neat factor degrades in about the time it takes to render one frame as text...oh wait, i meant that to be a short period of time...

No color? (3, Interesting)

exceed (518714) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766539)

Why doesn't this game have color capabilities?

While I think this is pretty neat (porting a 3D game to text), the screenshot makes it apparent to me that playing the game in black and white would suck. It's hard to distinguish the stairs to the right of you, you can hardly make out the gun, and the crosshairs aren't even visible. What good is a first person game without visible crosshairs?

Bravo for porting Q2, but could we please get some color?

Re:No color? (3, Funny)

Mawbid (3993) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766565)

What good is a first person game without visible crosshairs?

Dude, get a felt tip pen and draw one on your monitor.

Re:No color? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766569)

Do not be stupid, make that an erasable magic marker.

Re:No color? (1, Troll)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766574)

Apparently it's slow enough without color.

I've not played it, and it seems neither have you, but I do know that there is a graphics library to allow any program to be converted from VGA to ascii, I don't know if this builds off it or not.

Wow, what a totally useless post. Well anyway, this is Slashdot, so I guess I get to wildly speculate. (I should have tried to pass it off as if I knew for sure though, in true Slashdot style)

Re:No color? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766601)

It's certainly nothing new. We used to use it in the CS lab to print out porn on the dot matrix all the time. :-)

ahhhhhhh! (1)

Phosphor3k (542747) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766541)

Ridiculocity Factor......RISING...RISING!!!!! Must play quickly!

Just how fast is it? (2)

TrevorB (57780) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766546)

I'm curious about this. Obviously there's a fair amount of CPU crunching going on to render the screens and a certain amount of character refreshing, but just how much?

Could you play this on a Pentium 100, for instance? How about over a telnet or ssh session?
What would be the bps limitations?

I just have visions of labs of vt100s connected for a quick frag between class...

It's as fast as your network (3, Funny)

Erris (531066) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766562)

Dude, I just insalled it on my spare beowulf pocket cray cluster. Though it's graphics engine was capable of running the holodeck, I decided I'd be better off using a telnet session. Here's a screen shot, honest:

You are in a dark room.

An imp has shot you.

darkness decends, you are dead.

There was a page of text characters that represented a dark room for most of the above transaction. I'll attibute the blazing display of that page on the awsome power of the token ring network adaptor used.

Re:It's as fast as your network (2, Funny)

Graff (532189) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766600)

You are in a dark room.
An imp has shot you.
darkness decends, you are dead.

No, no - it's more like this:

You have moved into a dark place.

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
You have been eaten by a grue!

State of the art in Linux gaming (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766548)

Well those screenshots are certainly hideous looking. I guess that kind of junk is what you have to get used to if you want to do any gaming on Linux.

The Spoils (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766560)

Linux hackers are so fucking cool. Good job.

I have just one question..... (0, Troll)

cscx (541332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766566)

Why?!?!?!?!

This is perhaps the biggest ever display of time-wasting I have ever seen. This project, I can safely say, is useless to pretty much anyone. If anyone else thinks differently let me know. (Note: the fact that text-mode makes you 1337 doesn't count!)

Excuse me while a go write a program that will help Windows render my wallpaper as a text box of ASCII characters...

Re:I have just one question..... (1)

cout (4249) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766617)

Excuse me while a go write a program that will help Windows render my wallpaper as a text box of ASCII characters...

I think someone's already done that.

Re:I have just one question..... (3, Funny)

ColaMan (37550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766629)

Excuse me while a go write a program that will help Windows render my wallpaper as a text box of ASCII characters...


You don't need to - recent versions of windows already has a program (called kernel32) that randomly renders your wallpaper as a blue screen with indecipherable text upon it. It's not usually enabled with a straight out of the box install of windows though. Best way to get the blue text renderer going is to actually try and do some serious work with your windows computer. Ensuring that you do not save your work for at least an hour will often cause the renderer to appear as well.

Hope this helps.

Re:I have just one question..... (-1, Troll)

cscx (541332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766658)

Troll!

Really? Unfortunately I've never seen this myself. My Win2k box has never crashed on me. Never. Not once.

For you uneducated ("l33t") people, it's called a "STOP error." The indeciperable text is actually a description of the exception! Includes a core dump too. Something you might refer to as a 'kernel panic' or 'kernel oops'...

Anyway, if you ever want to see a screen of indecipherable text, just 'cat [any binary file]'. That'll help fuck up your terminal. Oh wait, that never happens in Windows.

I beat them to it. (5, Interesting)

Jennifer E. Elaan (463827) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766575)

I had Quake2 in textmode long before this. I hacked the aaquake svgalib-emulator module so that it supported multiple video pages.

I'm updating my homepage right now with some screenshots, see it at my homepage [nanosoft.ca] .

Jimmy Stewart made my wear the fucking dress (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766593)



Its hideous how sexism is still rampant within Slashdot, and how this could be so quickly overlooked.

It's up now (1)

Jennifer E. Elaan (463827) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766598)

My shot at this is now up on my homepage, I even dug up my old sources (it's a hack onto aavga). Somebody can probably get it working if they try hard enough.

At the time, I didn't think this worthy of posting to slashdot. Hehehe.

Re:It's up now (0, Offtopic)

cscx (541332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766672)

Dude, you're a Unix chick!! On Slashdot!!

Holy shit!!

Next logical step... (2, Insightful)

oldmildog (533046) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766580)

Excellent! Does this now mean that Quake 2 can be used as a BBS door game [slashdot.org] ? Where's my list of phone numbers... is Telenet still around? It's 7,E,1, right?

Re:Next logical step... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766634)

8,n,1 but that's nitpicking ;)

Re:Next logical step... (1)

cout (4249) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766657)

AFAIK, telenet is still around, but it's sprintnet now. I don't know who or what still uses it, though; does anyone else have more information than I do?

As for using it as a BBS door game, that would be pretty slick, but a huge security hole. But how about adding RIP or NAPLPS graphics?

is this even playable? (0, Redundant)

pinkj (521155) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766581)

well, is it?

This has been done with Quake2: (4, Interesting)

netfunk (32040) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766584)

Relnev's Quake2 already had SDL support, so if you ran it as:

export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=aalib
./quake2

You would get the same results. And, when you get quickly bored of it, the same binary can do the regular graphics, too.

(SDL just uses AAlib as one of the drivers, so effectively, you get the same end result with either project, but this is more unified, and unified is good.)

Relnev's project page [icculus.org] and cvs-over-the-web [icculus.org] .

--ryan.

Text Mode Porn is Next (2, Funny)

sparkyz (256676) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766587)

And my wife won't know what I'm looking at.

Re:Text Mode Porn is Next (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766621)

Your wife is locking at my penis.

Re:Text Mode Porn is Next (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766639)

plaympeg defaults to text when $DISPLAY isn't set

Blind FPS Interface (1)

theNote (319197) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766595)

Although I think this is cute but useless, it brings up an interesting question.

What are the possibilities for a useable interface for the blind to first person real time games on the net?

Maybe a big brail grid (3x3) with something like this being rendered? Coming up with character standards for color/depth?

Re:Blind FPS Interface (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766618)

Although I think this is cute but useless, it brings up an interesting question.

And why does this seem to be a logical next step from text based 3d rendering? Since when has there been any kind of effort to produce 3d first person shooters for the blind? I just don't know where you're coming from here, most likely just a lame attempt to receive a little positive moderation, nothing I would consider insightful or even remotely coherent.

Re:Blind FPS Interface (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766630)

I'd like to see a blind person keep up with Quake II using brail. Idiot.

Re:Blind FPS Interface (3, Interesting)

scott1853 (194884) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766642)

For a blind person you wouldn't want a direct translation of the video output, it contains more data than is necessary. For a blind person to interpret all the data in realtime, they would only need to be able to "see" the floor and wall, basically a top-down view, complete with bad guys. Something about the size of a hand with rods or blocks that move up and down to indicate things like walls or stairs or baddies. The device should pivot so they can rotate their hand to "look" in different directions. They wouldn't need to be able to turn their hand all the way around since everything is relative you could make a 30 degree rotation into a 180.

P.O.S. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766596)

I assumed (wrongly) text mode quake would be an extremely lightweight version of quake. Imagine my suprise to find it is 262K!!!! This is a text mode game for christsake!

What bloat.Wake me up when someone gets a version of Quake down to under 100K

Re:P.O.S. (1)

j-pimp (177072) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766636)

It has to render 3d images with ascii art. Thats auctually more work than rendering 3d images as pixels.

Any goatse.cx mods? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766602)

Any trolls out there working on goatse.cx mods for it?

ASCII art (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766605)

I wonder how many /. readers remember the first time they donwloaded ascii pr0n over gopher....

are you sure... (1, Funny)

davmct (195217) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766608)

this isn't how they ported Quake over to the GameBoy Advanced?

pix0r (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2766644)

Here is a picture of it



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Worthy? (1)

GiorgioG (225675) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766662)

Did this really need to be posted to slashdot?

-This isn't flamebait, I just don't understand why this is a "good" story.

I can now _REALLY_ enjoy... (1)

ankit (70020) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766664)

... playing Quake2 on my brand new Geforce3, in text mode. This is exactly what I have been waiting for all this while....

can you make the text in to textures? (0)

Technosteve! (532508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766669)

then map the text on to the 3d models and play quake 2 in simulated text mode. now with less blinding comas!

That's it! I'm not human!! (5, Funny)

erroneus (253617) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766671)

There is just something wrong and inhuman about my ability to perceive in a way that is similiar to all other humans. Here is a short list of things I cannot read:

1. Music
2. Prenatal sonograms
3. tty Quake and Quake2

Now, I've been able to see those "optical illusions" in the Sunday funnies. I can even read hiragana, katakana and a few Kanji characters as well. But those three things and probable a few others I can't think of right now escape me entirely!

I can't "see" the sound it's [music] supposed to make. I can't "see" the baby and I certainly can't tell if it has a penis or not. I can't tell where I'm going on those screens!!!

Am I alone in this?!

Enough is enough (1)

Swaffs (470184) | more than 12 years ago | (#2766674)

I know you linux guys pride yourself on your console use, but come on, there's a limit...
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