Massaal werden we op de hoogte gesteld dat de (test) demo van Quake3 uit is. De eerste die ons dit blije nieuws kwam vertellen was denz|ufx. Om te beginnen een overzicht met download locaties:
q3DemoTEST.exe - CDROM.com
q3DemoTEST.exe - id software
q3DemoTEST.exe - file planet
q3DemoTEST.exe - MNG Network
q3DemoTEST.exe - telepac
q3DemoTEST.exe - avault [break] En voor super snel downloaden vanaf Cameron Diaz' server bij de UTwente: [/break] cameron.webmagix.net/tweaker/q3DemoTEST.exe [break] De 2 meeste recente .plan updates van Graeme Devine: [/break] 11/15/99
It's out there. We're aware of some issues which are documented in the readme, otherwise I expect a lot of you to be missing many hours of sleep tonight!
Quake 3 Arena demo test should be out tonight. Watch the skies!
Just so we’re all sure. This isn’t the general demo. If all goes well we’ll upload the general demo in a few days.
The demo contains four maps (q3dm1, q3dm7 (q3test1), q3dm17 (q3test2) & q3tourney2 (q3tourney) and six characters (Sarge, Visor, Major, Grunt, Daemia, & Stripe). Bots are in there on five difficulty settings (from “I can win!” to “nightmare!”). [break] ...en de .plan update van Tom Hollenshead, CEO van id Software: [/break] Demo Test notes:
As Graeme indicated, this is a preliminary release. We are retaining the prohibition on physical media distribution until we release the final or "gold" demo. That means that magazines will NOT be allowed to distribute this version of the demo on coverdisks. This is marked all over the test, however I would appreciate it if all of the Quake 3 and game site webmasters that are mirroring or covering the release would lend me a hand and make sure our friendly neighborhood game and computer magazines understand this.
Rest assured, we will allow physical media distribution of the final demo, once it is released, but not yet.
Second, although the 1-800-idgames number is on the screen, we (id) aren't accepting orders yet. Also, please remember that number is not for technical support for Quake III Arena, the demo test, or any other id game. Feedback, bugs, etc., in the demo test should still be sent to email@example.com
Finally, before the crazy speculation starts, we aren't done with the game yet. We will be finished "when it's done!" Again, anyone besides id claiming to have the official release date is just pulling your chain.