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Holysh1t AFPS LAN - update (37 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 09:45 CST, 6 February 2019 - iMsg

I have added prices for the drinks. If you want to have breakfast, please make sure you have ordered and paid before saturday 16th of march.

I have made a quick seatplan so you can pass along which place you prefer:

Rough sketch of the hall

Impression of the hall: looking at bar area - looking at stage area


Holysh1t is organizing an Arena FPS LAN party in Belgium Belgium. It will be a BYOC event with strong focus on being a community gathering. We will have some tournaments at this event.

You can find me for more information on mIRC IRC (/query InFerNo_ on Quakenet) or Discord.

Edited by !nFerNo at 10:45 CDT, 13 March 2019 - 23824 Hits
rant: LAN events and gatherings (15 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 09:44 CDT, 9 September 2015 - iMsg
I feel like ranting for a bit so take all of this with a grain of salt. Lot's of going back and forth and incoherent rambling and I probably have flaws in my way of thinking, sleepless nights because of my 2nd son who is now 3 weeks old :D

Let's talk about LAN events and gatherings. I've been watching the FOM LAN in Belgium since they wrote an article about the in promptu Quake Live tournament. This edition they have announced it in advance, and to my modest opinion they also arranged a nice prizepool worth € 809,89, according to their website + € 6 via donations.

What you need to know is that this is the biggest LAN party of Belgium. No other LAN event is able to draw 1000 players in this small country. This time, they have promoted Quake Live to be 1 of their Grand Compos. FYI, Starcraft 1v1 is a "normal compo" in their 3 tier system, so they are putting some trust into Quake Live. This has something to do with a little bit of lobbying to include what the general gaming population calls a dieing game that has a handful of players worldwide, if they've even heard of it. If this keeps failing as it is now, QL will be demoted from the top tier to their lowest tier in no time or even disappear from their list.

I'm a member of a non-profit event organiser, we only do LAN parties bi-anually - no other events, and you'll probably remember the Quake Live competition that I tried to set up at one of our LAN parties. There's a lot of work behind the scenes and the main concern was that the announcement was made too late. We announced it like we always do, 3 months in advance. This means that at the time of the announcement we need to have the major guidelines set up. What do we want to achieve? How many players do we expect to attract? How can we accomodate international players? Our venue is in an international sweet-spot. It's very accessible via all sorts of transportation. Since we are a non-profit organiser which puts every earned cent back into the next edition we didn't have a lot of room to announce large cash prizepools so after some discussion we settled on 125€ and tried to get more via donations, which ultimately also failed due to no interest.

What we did in the months before the event was negotiating with nearby hotels for a discounted price and we were lucky to find that the nearest hotel offered the best price and we got a tour there that satisfied any concerns. We managed to get a nice discount and sharing a room was allowed, but in the end not a single room was booked and we lost credibility there. We never made promises of a high occupancy of their rooms but they were very excited to work with us and this made it harder for us to get the same kind of deal again.

I knew it was important to get PC's at the venue so international players wouldn't have to luggage their computers with them across Europe so we made a deal with a local gamecenter to provide quality PC's and monitors. Unfortunately a while after we announced our competition the owner of the gamecenter told us he had been thinking about the cooperation and he couldn't see any profit coming out of it for him. So completely out of the blue he pulled and we didn't hear from him again after that. This put us in a tough spot because we had already announced our event. The work put in the preperation, the discussions we had wether it was a good idea or not to host QL, I didn't want to throw that effort away so we started searching for a replacement which we eventually found. The bad news was that it were laptops. This was a sponsor that was already providing us with cash prizes for other competitions as well as hardware prizes and equipment. We were greatly thankful but the Quake community wasn't.

We always had Quake at the event, it was always Quake 3 and it always had 4 to 6 signups and a prize almost not worth mentioning. As a Quake player I started a discussion with my team mates. I told them about the community, the state of the game, the need for more fun (!) events and gatherings and I managed to convince them and they were very excited to host what should have been a European gathering of Quake players. Did we expect 100 people to show up? Definitely not, we had 32 seats reserved for Quake out of our 200 seat setup. We did expect between 16 and 32 players.

Now let's get back to FOM. Greth has been putting some effort into organising this. What's going wrong here? Is it the organization? Are Quakers focussing on too high standards? I feel the players are looking at each other waiting for the other one to make a move. The event should be near perfect, which is never possible for a game with a community of this size. My major problem with FOM is that they are hosting their event in a bad location for international players. If you're Belgian it's not much of a problem but the public transport in that region is piss-poor compared to the venue we had. They have a capacity of 1000+ while we can only hold 800+ seats. My opinion is that they should move, but they probably have a very nice deal with the venue which is also very important of course.

Is it the correct way to go to split Quake from this event and do it on it's own? I don't think there's a large enough "market" for it to work and there's a lot of factors that can make things go awry. There are also obviously trust issues. Who is this organiser? If I donate, how do I know that he's not going to just run off with the money? I tried to resolve this by getting memento_mori to handle the donations but it still didn't work out (due to other reasons). By attaching a Quake Live event to an already established event it makes it easier for us organisers to get sponsors on board. It's easier to say "oh and by the way, we are also doing this event, can we work something out" rather than saying "we want to do a Quake event only". All they care about is exposure and I'm not saying it's not possible, I'm just saying it's a lot easier to lift on the back of a larger event. In this case that event would be FOM, but it could also be DreamHack, Insomnia or the much smaller Storm. It allows the other attendends to discover the game. They are playing League of Legends and Counter-Strike. They are between 14 and 18 years old and they have never seen anyone get serious about Quake because when they were old enough to play their friends played other things. I think supporting Quake at existing events and putting it in that market there is what can make it grow the most. And not only for Quake of course, but the whole arena FPS genre.

I was walking around on LAN talking with people about the event and I mentioned Reflex. No one's even heard of it in the general gaming populace. What do we do here? Do we push for Reflex as the target arena FPS or do we keep Quake as the definitive arena shooter? The community is already small and hosting more than 1 arena FPS during an event is already a stretch. It can be done, purely for fun. I don't know a lot of players in this genre who want to get together for a local tournament and it's not going to attract a lot of players outside of the locals and so the interest diminishes.

Showing your support is extremely important. Not being there because your favorite gamemode is not played? I understand completely, but you're killing it. When I organised Quake at The Storm the intention was to keep it permanently in the compo list. Alternating the team mode between TDM and CTF every edition. People explicitly said they wouldn't show up if it was going to be CTF and they wanted TDM, and others said they wouldn't show up if it was going to be TDM and they wanted CTF. When then signups turned out to be near 0 for TDM and duel I tried to switch it around to CTF but it was already too late. That was a big mistake on my end but I'm still not sure what I should have done. It's not a lack of leadership as I stayed persistant on TDM for quite a while but there comes a moment where you have to make the decision to throw things around and try to salvage what is in your head an awesome event. A community gathering. Getting to know the real person behind the name. That was the intention of the Storm LAN.

I see the same thing happening for FOM and they have more resources than we did at Storm. I'm not sure if the argument that they didn't communicate enough can stand because they post a lot of information on their website and everything that you needed to know was available. Quake needs to be more prominent in LAN events, not only online events.

Let's dream big.
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Audio Technica headphones (9 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 13:30 CST, 22 February 2015 - iMsg
Should I go for the ATH-M20x or should I cough up more dough and go for the M30x, M40x or M50x?

The M50x is praised everywhere though, but it costs 3x as much as the M20x. I'm looking for a decent headphone that will last for a while.
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Widescreen huds (94 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 17:53 CDT, 20 October 2014 - iMsg
Did you guys edit you custom huds for widescreen?

If not, why not? Lazy, don't know how? If necessary, I can help. No need for stretched hud elements anymore!

Here is a great explanation on how all this widescreen stuff works:
Edited by !nFerNo at 17:38 CDT, 27 October 2014 - 17645 Hits
Storm 14 LAN event - cancelled (70 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 15:07 CDT, 8 August 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 15:00 CDT, 10 October 2014 to 15:00 CDT, 12 October 2014
Schedule: Passed

Not enough people were interested in the event so we have decided to cancel the Quake Live TDM/CTF tournament. The DUEL tournament that is part of the BYOC LAN will continue. Thanks to those that wanted to support us.

The Storm 14 is the 14th LAN event organised by vzw (non-profit) Freaks At Work since 2006, hosting a healthy mix of competition and fun. We unite communities and provide a platform for fair tournaments. More information about the hosted tournaments can be found on This list is not complete and can be modified in the future, depending on sign-ups, requests and sponsorships.

Links: Official Website, email1 Contact, Venue website mIRC #thestorm
Edited by !nFerNo at 05:18 CDT, 3 October 2014 - 28537 Hits
League of legends timer discussion (12 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 06:41 CDT, 12 May 2014 - iMsg
It looks like LoL is having the same kind of discussion Quakers have in regards to timers.

Video that lead to discussion (Time 53:02)
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N-Key rollover over USB (11 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 17:40 CDT, 13 April 2014 - iMsg
Is it possible or not?

If possible, how?

I thought it was not possible without adding extra delay past the 6th key.

I got someone claiming it's possible even with USB1.
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Facebook acquires Oculus Rift (48 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 17:08 CDT, 25 March 2014 - iMsg
Facebook announced that it has made a take-over deal with Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift. Facebook would buy the company in the second quarter of this year for 2 billion dollars, of which 400 million cash and 1.6 billion in shares that currently have that value. There will also be a bonus of 300 million if certain goals are met.

Marck Zuckerberg says that Facebook is preparing for the future with the take-over. He's calling mobile the platform of today, while virtual reality could be the platform of the future. "After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences" says Zuckerberg, "Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home". Oculus VR is very happy with the deal and they are determined to create the best virtual reality platform available.

Exit Oculus Rift?
Edited by !nFerNo at 17:32 CDT, 25 March 2014 - 16038 Hits moved (2 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 08:41 CST, 18 February 2014 - iMsg
Holysh1t has been down too often in the last months, due to a (probable) misconfiguration on our VPS. Me and Lashknife have moved to a new server, hosted in Amsterdam, NL. This new VPS has been running for a few months without going down once so we hope that all issues are now resolved.

I have also disabled registration for new users, at least I think I did when I unchecked “anyone can register” :-) If there’s enough interest for user interaction I will first need to put some Captcha on the site before opening for new users again. All existing users have been transfered, if you have forgotten your password, please perform a password reset.

We are keeping the site up and running as we are still seeing 400+ unique visitors daily, and we hope to restore faith with people who have used the site’s resources in the past but abandoned us due to the downtimes.

We have refreshed the look of the site while we were at it, so enjoy the new layout. If you see issues with the template, please contact me on or leave a message on the post if you already had an account.

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Keyboard issue (5 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 14:52 CDT, 21 September 2013 - iMsg
I've got a weird issue going on and can't figure out what's causing it.

Keyboard is a Logitech UltraX Premium USB

In ETQW whenever I keep pressing a modifier key, as soon as I press any other key the modifier "unpresses".
It's not happening in QL and in Windows itself.

What I have tried is using a friend's keyboard, which is an HP KB-0630 with PS/2 and I'm having the same issue. USB is plugged in different ports (USB2 and USB3, front and back).

When I connect my UltraX to my laptop, the issue isn't there, so I suspect it's a system thing.
I have disabled all the sticky/filter key stuff a long time ago.

Anyone an idea what it could be?
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Quake players' age? (199 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 14:52 CDT, 23 August 2013 - iMsg
How old are you?

Let's see what demographics we're dealing with here.

Updated poll:
Edited by !nFerNo at 17:33 CDT, 23 August 2013 - 41948 Hits
Best time to hold LAN in central EU? (24 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 16:11 CDT, 9 August 2013 - iMsg
Title says it all, not earlier than 2014. Elaborate your suggestions.
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Ground-Zero TV new site + fun saturday (9 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 15:04 CDT, 26 June 2013 - iMsg
I have made (read: reworked a template to my needs) a new website for Ground-Zero. The site is of the static kind and I hope to communicate via Twitter.

So check it out and I will try to bring stuff on stream that is usually not already streamed. This makes me very dependent on you! So please let me know in advance when you want something to be streamed. I will usually wisely keep my mouth shut on stream. As I did in the past, I will likely provide value through picture in picture streaming and/or 720p 60fps (at 2828 Kbps). You can find more about that setup on the About page, where I've put it in a schema.

You will see other things on the stream when I don't have anything Quake scheduled (I'll let you know in advance that I don't have the time unfortunately to read up on all the tournament schedules). At this point that will result in things like Serious Sam or Minecraft. Things that allow Lashknife to walk away from his PC without any competition-wise consequences as he 2 children to attend.

This bring me to my fun saturday part. Saturday 6th of July I will be spending my last freely available Saturday for a very long time. My wife will be home starting the monday after to spawn a new player in the arena of life. We expect him to arrive in the first half of October. So you see, whenever I'll be home, there will be someone that will need my attention.

I'm hoping to do something fun with the community and hope to stream all day with anyone who wants to come up and speak with me on stream. We can try some funny shit, or whatever, we could even do freeze tag. I have pro so I can spawn and invite. If enough people show interest we could have a little fun tournament in any gametype for the shits of it and I'll see if I can scramble some prizes for the winners.

Lastly, I'm still looking for help with and Ground-Zero. If you are interested in helping out, writing an article or if you want to stream under the GZTV flag, create streaming overlays (I'm working on a new spechud for streamers using FragTV btw), you can even help me by keeping me aware of streamable Quake Live events, it's all very much helpful. So leave a comment or PM me, use the contacts on the site, mail, IRC, Twitter...

- InFerNo
Edited by !nFerNo at 05:22 CDT, 27 June 2013 - 2925 Hits
Looking for a team (17 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 11:23 CDT, 5 April 2013 - iMsg
I've been out of competition for too long and would like something to motivate me more than casual games.

I'd consider myself medium skilled and I mainly play CTF. I'm willing to play TDM as well, although I've rarely played it.

I'm specifically looking for people to play with >21:00 CET, Dutch is a plus but not required (I'm comfortable speaking English) and I'll say it in advance: I won't be able to play daily for personal reasons, but still plenty enough to be classified as a nerd by society. I'm 27 and Belgian. I also have a Pro account.

I'm not a lone wolf so Duel is nothing for me to keep playing, and CA is CA.
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Posted by !nFerNo @ 18:27 CST, 29 January 2013 - iMsg
Originally posted on This ESR version has a few more details.

Now that Own3d is rumored to go down, a few things needed to be done. First, me and Lashknife sat together to try and save as many vods we could. We currently have 816 VODs on Own3d, but all VODs predating 1/1/2011 don't load anymore due to problems at Own3d. This results in a loss of about 600 VOD's. The remaining 200 have been safely reuploaded to Youtube. You can find them at

The other issue was we didn't really look at it in a way we used to. I use the channel from time to time to stream something for a Dutch site or mostly what I feel like streaming, and once in a while I throw some Quake Live into the mix. Due to problems with Windows 8 and QL, I am unable to stream more Quake Live until Id Software does something about the performance. I don't have the option to revert to Windows 7. Regardless, has been put to rest and in it's place will be Ground-Zero TV.

A small update in this area is that I have bought a capcard yesterday and as soon as it's arrived I will be able to play/spec QL on my laptop and capture it with my PC. I'd say CTF needs some love, so I will try to focus on the pickups and any tournaments around. Please tell me where and when something of interest is being played.

Th GZTV project started over 2 years ago to rid ourselves of the bad sounding name that was "holy shit". During this project life got in the way (job offerings, kids, marriages) and all but 1 had left Holysh1t. Now I am opening Ground-Zero.TV, a platform that I hope to build on and that will feature Quake Live primarily from my side, but not limited to. I am attracting some casters from other games. For now, I have put up a placeholder page, and me and Lashknife are working on a site. For those who didn't know yet, I can be "booked" (freely) and I will gladly convert demos into VODs and put them on our Youtube channel.

This should bring you up to speed about what has been going on lately with Holysh1t. I am still looking for help! I have a fulltime job, a household, any help is welcome: to maintain, post news, streamers, casters for GZTV, you are all welcome for a try-out. If you'd like to help out, please mail to inferno [at] holysh1t [dot] net. - - -
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Own3d to shut down in 2 weeks. (77 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 12:57 CST, 24 January 2013 - iMsg
Athene is one of the biggest streamers around and one of his colleagues has said that Own3d will be shut down within 2 weeks. Athene himself has also confirmed this. He has been streaming with Own3d for quite a while and some of you might have read the destiny story.

I'm not sure if it's true, but I've read it here first

Some have mentioned that Own3d has quite a few Quake movies, please post the links here and I will grab them and re-upload to Youtube as-is. Me and Lashknife have devised an efficient way of downloading them all, as the "Youtube" button on the Own3d website is too slow. You link 'm, we grab 'm. All under the motto: better safe than sorry.

For our Own3d account (Holysh1t TV) all vods older than 1/1/2011 do not work anymore! Please check if this is the case on your account too.
Edited by !nFerNo at 16:19 CST, 24 January 2013 - 10270 Hits
QL lag issues with Windows 8 (37 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 19:00 CST, 9 November 2012 - iMsg
I'm having an issue with Quake Live where my FPS is 125 but it somehow feels like 25. As long as I'm standing still, the view is perfect when I look around, but the faster I move, the worse the lag gets.

Anyone else having this issue?

It's not an option to use XP or 7, I can't use Linux to stream because I haven't finished the streaming software yet.

I'm using Win8 Enterprise 64Bit.
i7 3770k, plenty of RAM, etc..

Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz
8,00 GB DDR3 1600Mhz
MSI Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
1023MB GeForce GTX 460 (MSI)
932GB Western Digital
233GB Western Digital

condump soon
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Quake3 and CPMA on 64bit Linux (12 comments)
Posted by !nFerNo @ 15:39 CST, 17 November 2010 - iMsg
Quake 3 and CPMA on 64bit Linux (Xubuntu).

First install ioquake3 from this website:

Get the “Engine Download for Linux (x86_64)”

Once downloaded set the execution bit (using chmod 755 or whatever).
Next run it in a terminal using sudo:

sudo ./

Follow the instructions on screen, I left everything as is.

Next, copy (or install) the Quake3 baseq3 files into the /usr/local/games/ioquake3/baseq3 folder.
Then apply the 1.32 update by searching for a ZIP. If you can't find one, grab an .EXE and run it with wine. Install it on the Z: drive, which shows the Linux folder structure. I “installed” them in a temporary folder in my home dir first, then copied them to /usr/local/games/ioquake3/baseq3 because I didn't run Wine as root. (I copied them by running Thunar as root, but you can run Nautilus or Konqueror as root too and copy then)

You should be all set to play 64bit Q3 now.

To launch, enter this in a console:



For CPMA, it's pretty simple, just put the CPMA files in a seperate folder in the /usr/local/games/ioquake3/ directory called cpma (LOWERCASE!!!)

To launch CPMA, start the game with the following command.

ioquake3 +set fs_game cpma

How to copy files to /usr/local/games/ioquake3:
sudo thunar
sudo nautilus

You can now copy files in that directory.

Folder structure:
dennisf@IR1337:~$ tree /usr/local/games/ioquake3/ -d
|-- baseq3
|-- cpma
| |-- cfg
| |-- cfg-maps
| | `-- sample
| |-- classes
| |-- docs
| |-- hud
| |-- locs
| |-- modes
| | `-- sample
| |-- stats
| | `-- basics
| `-- viewcam
|-- demoq3
`-- missionpack

16 directories

I know it's a bit crude, but if you have any questions, ask. I might be a bit late with a reply though. I've done this with Xubuntu, but the "tutorial" is so generic it can be used with any distro.
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