Demonsphere (DS) captured 3rd place in this year’s QuakeCon 20th anniversary classic Doom 2 tournament. He competed with 31 other opponents, all of whom qualified for the bracketed duel tournament within a preliminary FFA round. Select maps from the familiar ZDDL4.WAD duel compilation were used including Dwango5 map01, Dwango5 map07, Judas23_, King, and SSL2. DS played his way through 7 rounds before losing to Devastation 2 – 1 in a best of 3 round match, each round played to 30 frags. DS lost the last round against Devastation by only one frag on Judas23_. Devastation went on to battle JKist3 in the final round, with Kist emerging as the victor. JKist flew home with a cool $1,000 in prize $ for his win. Congratulations to JKist3, Devastation, and Demonsphere for their commitment to and hard work within the competitive duel scene over the years! We can’t wait to hear more about DS’ first hand experience of QuakeCon 2013 when he returns.
DemonSphere AKA DS AKA Dalton Smith has been seen playing duels against well known players such as JKist3 and RottKing on Odamex lately, likely in preparation for the upcoming QuakeCon 2013 Doom 2 tournament. Detailed information about the tournament has been released. A “share of prizes” is at stake, including $1,000 for the champion. Up to 128 players will battle it out in a free-for-all deathmatch qualifying round on map13 – downtown. 32 of those players will move on to duel each other within a single elimination bracket where each match will be played in a best 2 out of of 3 games format. The map list includes the following well known duel maps:
- Dwango5 Map01
- Dwango5 Map07
- Judas23_ Map23
According to the grape vine, several well known professionals plan to be in attendance including JKist3, Devastation, and our favorite, Demonsphere. We’re hoping DS will take the time to shoot a few photos and video clips of QuakeCon to share with us and the rest of the Doom world. Good luck to DS and his competition! Have an awesome time!
[DB4D] held a friendly scrim against [EXP] earlier this week, winning 4 - 0. The match format was as follows:
Best 2 out of 3 games on an American server (NJ Dwango United)
Best 2 out of 3 games on ze Euro server (BaseQ France)
Starrk, Turtles, Dannyboy, Jacob, Perrondon, and Necro_kid all attended and contributed to the win. GG’s to all, well played.
Jacob’s Ladder, the 64 map duel compilation created by Jacob was updated to version Beta10 recently. Changes since the last significant release include:
- fixed sound levels on map00
- fixed texture alignment on map00
- new map list screen (press F1) (800×600)
- enhanced title screen (800×600)
- enhanced intermission screen (800×600)
- map00 changed: teleports added, textures changed
- new teleport glitter in map00 (credit: worst-vd-plas)
- excess resources stripped from WAD (-10MB)
There are currently 7 servers running this WAD on ZDaemon from 4 different countries.
We’ve successfully migrated to our new provider.
Private CTF: zds://22.214.171.124:10601
Jacob’s Ladder (1v1): zds://126.96.36.199:10602
ZDDL (1v1): zds://188.8.131.52:10604
We’re in the process of migrating the DB4D ZDaemon servers to another provider. We think we can get better performance with the new provider. Not only that, but our current provider was hacked, bringing down not only ours but everyone’s server with them. This is why our servers have been down since Tuesday.
Once we have the ZDaemon servers back up I’ll publish a new post with the updated server details.
DemonSphere, a long time player of id Software games including various versions of Doom and Quake, has registered to play in a classic, old school Doom 2 tournament which will be held at this year’s QuakeCon event held August 1st – 4th at Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. DemonSphere a.k.a. DS attended last year’s QuakeCon event and in case you forgot, was the lucky winner of a raffled off Mustang GT500 sports car.
Little information has been made available about this old school Doom 2 tournament. An update on the tournaments to be held was published to the QuakeCon blog on June 5th: “We will have 3 tournaments this year, two in Quake Live and one old-school DOOM II tournament. New for 2013 will be a Clan Arena tournament for Quake Live, and returning will be the always exciting Duel mode. Now get back to practicing!” -gstaff
This update still leaves many questions in mind… Will this tournament be powered by vanilla Doom2.exe, or will a ported version such as Chocolate Doom be used? One might think that a modern OS supporting a user specified mouse and drivers should be used, but who knows?! Can we assume that the maps played will come from Doom2.WAD (IWAD) or might players find themselves on a classic Dwango map?
Registration for the tournament and BYOC (bring your own computer) seating has already sold out, but QuakeCon is still open and accessible to the public, free of charge. Rumor has it that another player from the ZDaemon Doom community, an old favorite and highly skilled player, will also be in attendance and playing in the Doom 2 tournament. If so, it’s likely that he or she is out there practicing now on a Doom port that attempts to preserve the vanilla Doom 2 duel DM experience.
madness by kracov
DB4D engaged in private CTF games the night of June 1st on Dwango United’s private clan practice server. DB4D members including Starrk, Godlike, and Turtles captured and defended flags with friends like Gyrossman, Dewww, Reck, Sasori, Nub_Hat, Turska, and SKS23. Click here to download the demos and check out the action.
DB4D recently opened a few new ZDaemon 1.09 (DOOM) servers in Chicago, courtesy of Danny. These servers will become the home of DB4D ZDaemon players and will support competitive duel and capture the flag play. Their location in Chicago will help to level the playing field between players connecting from the east & west coasts in the US. Currently, the majority of US CTF and duel matches are played on servers located in New Jersey, resulting in higher ping times for players connecting from the west coast. West coast players connecting to these new Chicago servers should realize ping times reduced by about 40 ms.
DB4D Private CTF Server:
PASS: PM us on IRC, #DB4D
DB4D Jacob’s Ladder Duel Challenge Server:
DB4D held a series of private CTF games last night on Dwango United’s private clan practice server. DB4D members including Strike, Starrk, Necro Kid, Godlike, Danny, Our Hero, Cataclysm, and Turtles captured and defended flags with friends like C1PH3R, Madgunner, Mechanic, and Marrano for a stretch of about 2 hours. Click here to download the demos and check out the action.