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20 years since I 98
E.T.
Queensland
5174 posts
How else traveled down to Melbourne for this? I can't believe its been 20 years (well, it will be in December)
I think I still have my dog tags someplace.

(edit: fixed the subject)
10:47am 26/06/18 Permalink
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Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
15626 posts
Quake 98 was a yeronga primary hall event iirc, or was that Quake 97? I think the bigger Melbourne event at the time was Impulse 98 or something like that. Wireplay inviades Brisbane was also 1998.

Regardless, 2 decades man :S
12:12pm 26/06/18 Permalink
dranged
Sydney, New South Wales
2121 posts

never forget
01:14pm 26/06/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39622 posts
Impulse 98? edit: or was it Impulse 99? Or were there two.
02:51pm 26/06/18 Permalink
Nmag
Sydney, New South Wales
1023 posts
Impulse 98 was the big one in Melbourne. I didn't go to 98, but some Sydney players I know flew down there for it, hand out at B****whore's. WP invades Brisbane, we had a big event at Balmain in Sydney during that launch. That video also shows the launch of Q2 when TR and SoQ came to Sydney to play in front of crowds on some standard PC's. I think that was WP launch in Sydney or make it was Q2 launch combined? I use to organise "Clan Drinks" on Thursday nights at Epping Hotel which was mostly Quake and RTS players from MPU LAN's. Fun times.
05:51pm 26/06/18 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
5175 posts
Yeah, that's right, Impulse 98, but I'm sure my dogtags had Quake 98 on it. Meh, I can't remember some details anymore cause, age, concussions, strokes ect.
07:54pm 26/06/18 Permalink
Insom
Brisbane, Queensland
4648 posts
yeah I went down for Impulse 98

would have been in nov-dec as I remember school having finished

edit: oh yeah link
08:20pm 26/06/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39623 posts
Just found my dogtag:

https://trog.qgl.org/up/1806/impulse-98-dogtag.jpg

Couple of photos I have from the event (none are mine).

- 360 panorama

https://trog.qgl.org/site/media/pics/games/award08.jpg
Dethon winning a prize for pwning noobs

https://trog.qgl.org/site/media/pics/games/Player06.jpg
Forgot this bloke's name, but he was the favourite for the Quake 1v1s, IIRC. I think these are the "Wireplay girls".
08:44pm 26/06/18 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1693 posts
20 Years since Wireplay Invades Brisbane........ so much cabling.....and way too much Jolt. I do miss lan days/weekends
02:02pm 27/06/18 Permalink
wilk0r
Melbourne, Victoria
6 posts
Re. Trog:

Bloke surrounded by invisible women is Reload, got a chance to duel him at one of the Melbourne Fragware lans back in the day. He was indeed pretty f*****g good.

I miss the HDD throwing comps in the parking lot and winning pizza and/or beer for your whole table... that and carting a massive 19" CRT around...
02:50pm 27/06/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39624 posts
Reload rings a bell! nice one.
04:54pm 27/06/18 Permalink
Morgan
Brisbane, Queensland
3880 posts
This 2 month thread on r/brisbane regarding the Bris/AU quake scene might be of interest for nostalgia value:
https://www.reddit.com/r/brisbane/comments/8a7swa/smack_my_bris_up_wireplay_invades_brisbane_1998/
05:05pm 27/06/18 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
2599 posts
There is a link to the wireplay invades Brisbane in this thread.

http://qgl.ausforums.com/index.php/439207/?agn=thread&id=3596157
07:32pm 27/06/18 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4402 posts
yeah, also remember the Quake 2 launch party at the Carlton with one of the ID level designers, Tim Willits ?

there was also the Regen LAN weekends at Yeronga and of course Wireplay where Dethon was up on stage doing his thing

It does seem like a long time ago
08:43pm 27/06/18 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
5176 posts
Nice work finding your dog tags and those photos Trog. Brings back some memories.
06:20pm 28/06/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21545 posts
Old c*** thread
04:11pm 29/06/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41117 posts
something wrong with your u key brah.

you'll notice im not in this thard
06:41pm 29/06/18 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4403 posts
fun fact: those old CRT monitors used to emit very low energy x-rays, which is a distantly related to gamma radiation, a form of ionising radiation. as in, they had a slightly measurable radioactive element and dust particles can absorb this radioactivity

if you ever pressed the degauss button on one of those you could sometimes feel the magnetism on your face, emitted during the process. although you'd be more likely to get cancer from passive smoking or walking around densely populated carbon emission areas than you would from playing too many games of Quake

that LCD or LED screen you're more than likely reading this on now, no worries of that

last edited by trillion at 20:45:45 01/Jul/18
08:42pm 01/07/18 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
21546 posts
you'll notice im not in this thard


And yet, here you are
01:57pm 06/07/18 Permalink
G-R0nk
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
24 posts
i must say that fact was quite fun trillion - did you know flies actually jump backwards to take off <-- this fact is less fun..
01:37pm 08/07/18 Permalink
The GuVna
Brisbane, Queensland
2070 posts
From Donde's youtube channel, Vic's video of Wireplay Invades Brisbane

https://youtu.be/nlbRXBZxapk

I can remember being so stoked at winning a free copy of Forsaken there, only to have them basically give them all away to nearly everyone at the end. :)

I always wanted the "Next LAN: " to be changed from unknown, miss those days of LAN.
11:06am 10/07/18 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
5178 posts
Hi Guv !

:)
09:07pm 10/07/18 Permalink
Denominator
Brisbane, Queensland
987 posts
This will bring back some memories from 16 years ago.

Who is up first - The GoVna

QGL Lan - Oct 02
02:52pm 22/07/18 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24109 posts
awesome video!
04:38pm 22/07/18 Permalink
G-R0nk
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
43 posts
pretty sure my 19 inch kinda flatscreen weighed in around 45kegs - i'm sure they can make em 4.5kg now 8)
09:03pm 25/07/18 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
41135 posts
hoping this is the fat pave jnr video!
06:28pm 26/07/18 Permalink
The GuVna
Brisbane, Queensland
2071 posts
haha holy s*** dom, found footage right there
10:15pm 02/08/18 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2534 posts
Slightly off topic, but also not really.. Does anybody remember a Q1 player in Brisbane named Frogger?

last edited by Morax at 08:04:04 03/Aug/18
08:02am 03/08/18 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
5179 posts
Slightly off topic, but also not really.. Does anybody remember a Q1 player in Brisbane named Frogger?

last edited by Morax at 08:04:04 03/Aug/18


"frog" yes, "frogger", no
10:17am 04/08/18 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2535 posts
"frog" yes, "frogger", no

Might have been Frog. He won a comp that my mate and I competed in at Spring Hill once. We placed 3rd and 4th at the time and were amazed at his crazy skillz haha.
11:18pm 05/08/18 Permalink
The GuVna
Brisbane, Queensland
2072 posts
You are thinking of Robert "Frog" Field.

I remember when I started coming to QGLs as a kid & he was this legend who invented the "Frog Bot" for Quake, which, I think, was the first real single player deathmatch bot ever? He always came with his own table & chair setup, and had a hand towel always ready.

I just googled him, he ended up becoming a lead software engineer at Infinity Ward. Rightfully so to, nice work Frog :)

http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Field
10:26am 08/08/18 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4101 posts
I think before frogbots, quake bots would just randomly walk around. Frogbots had waypoints and would time pickups. Pretty much the best bots ever for original quake.
04:59pm 08/08/18 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Other International
39636 posts
here's Frog. There are a few other pics of him in the QGL photo archives IIRC.
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