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Topic: 20 years since I 98
E.T.
Posts: 5174
Location: Queensland

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)
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Dan
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Posts: 15626
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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
dranged
Posts: 2121
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

never forget
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39622
Location: Other International

Impulse 98? edit: or was it Impulse 99? Or were there two.
Nmag
Posts: 1023
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

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 Bitchwhore'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.
E.T.
Posts: 5175
Location: Queensland

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.
Insom
Posts: 4648
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

yeah I went down for Impulse 98

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

edit: oh yeah link
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39623
Location: Other International

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".
Mass
Posts: 1693
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

20 Years since Wireplay Invades Brisbane........ so much cabling.....and way too much Jolt. I do miss lan days/weekends
wilk0r
Posts: 6
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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***ing 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...
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39624
Location: Other International

Reload rings a bell! nice one.
Morgan
Posts: 3880
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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/
Python
Posts: 2599
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
There is a link to the wireplay invades Brisbane in this thread.

http://qgl.ausforums.com/index.php/439207/?agn=thread&id=3596157
trillion
Posts: 4402
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
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
E.T.
Posts: 5176
Location: Queensland

Nice work finding your dog tags and those photos Trog. Brings back some memories.
Nmag
Posts: 1026
Location: Sydney, New South Wales


Some old Sydney history

https://dondeq2.com/2018/04/06/multiplayer-united-photos-from-mpu-lans/

https://dondeq2.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/and-the-crowd-gathers-to-watch-the-final-of-the-q2-ffa.jpg


paveway
Posts: 21545
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Old cnts thread
Spook
Posts: 41117
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
something wrong with your u key brah.

you'll notice im not in this thard
trillion
Posts: 4403
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
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
paveway
Posts: 21546
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

you'll notice im not in this thard


And yet, here you are
G-R0nk
Posts: 24
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
i must say that fact was quite fun trillion - did you know flies actually jump backwards to take off <-- this fact is less fun..
The GuVna
Posts: 2070
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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.
E.T.
Posts: 5178
Location: Queensland

Hi Guv !

:)
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