''Capture the Flag'' Pioneer Closes Doors

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hellwig

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I never realized a company like iD or Valve would need to contract out to another company to write mods for a game as old as time itself. Seriously, you could create a game like Half-Life or Quake but not be bothered to code up your own CTF scenarios? I guess this Threewave Software company was seriously good to get business for this long.
 

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hellwig I think you misunderstand. No-one contracted them to make a Capture the Flag mod, they did it for free. There was no such game mode until they came up with the idea, and because the idea was so good, and one of the guys who made it was also a good programmer, he got employed by id. Seems some of them went on to make their own company too.
 

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hellwig

back in the quake days. There was NO team DM. No CTF or any of mods per say. It was either death match or Co-OP. CTF was added later and with that came the grappling hook. yes, I was playing Quake online via dial-up back then ;)
 

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Surprisingly Quake lives on since the source code was released (most notably the DarkPlaces engine). I'll have to dig through my archives and tryout Threewave CTF and see how it compared to Team Fortress.
 
[citation][nom]figgie[/nom]hellwigback in the quake days. There was NO team DM. No CTF or any of mods per say. It was either death match or Co-OP. CTF was added later and with that came the grappling hook. yes, I was playing Quake online via dial-up back then[/citation]

Yeah, me too! I remember staying up all night playing Quake CTF using the grappling hook (I almost forgot about that). I loved it cause I was good at it! I really loved that game so much I wish it was still alive.
 

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[citation][nom]figgie[/nom]hellwigback in the quake days. There was NO team DM. No CTF or any of mods per say. It was either death match or Co-OP. CTF was added later and with that came the grappling hook. yes, I was playing Quake online via dial-up back then[/citation]

Ahh... the dreaded grappling hook in Quake 1! I REMEMBER THAT! That was a crazy online experience.
 

eddieroolz

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It's a sad day for gaming in my region...EA Burnaby's capacity is also being reduced this year, I believe. I'd still love to see some game studios open up around here.
 
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id resurrected Quake 3 recently at http://www.quakelive.com/

on that note, Tribes 2 was also somewhat resurrected as well at http://www.tribesnext.com/
 

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Threewave, you've brought me many good memories.. R.I.P.

Anyone ever play the Quake CTF runes mod? Would be interesting to see what quakeworld would run like now that I'm not a HPB (back when my 200-400 ping was acceptable :)
 

lunyone

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Grappling Hook!!! Loved that option when it came out! I remember playing waaayyy too much with Quake, but that was because of the good game play and not really any hacked up bots or players. Pretty even gaming back then (as far as I can remember)!!!
 

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But now it looks as if the contract well has run dray, as according this Twitter post, the studio closed due to no new contracts.dray should be dry
 
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