A History of Violence

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    It was way back on August 24th, 1996 that the first version of Team Fortress took its first feeble baby steps out into the world. At the time it only had five playable classes, no maps, and--believe it or not--no hats. There wasn't even a concept of teams yet. That's right, we didn't actually get teams into a game called Team Fortress until a couple of releases after the initial launch. (The next time someone says their game isn't ready to release yet because they're missing a core feature, you can helpfully point this out to them.)

    What the initial version of TF did have, though, was a Soldier class wielding the original Quake's iconic weapon, the rocket launcher. Now, fifteen years later, thanks to Bethesda and id software you too can wield that same rocket launcher in TF2, original sound effects and all.

    It ended up being surprisingly difficult to integrate the Quake rocket launcher into TF2, mainly because any time we started working on it, we'd get sidetracked by hours of reminiscing: about that first Quake game, about its impact on us all personally, and on Valve overall. When Quake celebrated its 15th birthday this past June 22nd, we realized just how damn many of us at Valve are here because of id software. Some of us were inspired by their games' technical prowess, and others by getting their first taste of game development thanks to Doom and Quake's revolutionary approach to user-generated content.

    So, thanks id, for... well, everything.



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  2. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    quake :D
    I want the quake hit sound as well

    that quakecon pack is a great deal D:
     
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  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Speaking of which, i actually replaced the rocket launcher sound with the one from HL1. It actually sounded better; unfortunately i could only get it to work in local games. Online it'd jitter or just not operate at all and default to the TF2 rocket launch sound.
     
  4. drp

    aa drp

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    im guessing the launcher wont be craftable?
     
  5. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    It seems the first person shows the launcher in the direct centre of the screen, which is a blast from the past!

    I'm pretty sure it will, since they're doing both Genuine and normal ones.
     
  6. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    I have an unused quake IV (i never got around to installing it) game, (hard copy), does anybody know if I install it now do I get the quake launcher?
     
  7. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    Dammit. I think I'm going to have to...
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    ...no, I've got work to do, I can't...
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    ...nope...nope...
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    ...god dammit.
     
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  8. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    It probably will be in a week or so... It just won't be "genuine"
     
  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    It is, but I'm really not sure I want enough of what's in it to pay that much money in one sitting. I know there are some games I don't care about, and there's no way to get a pack and gift individual games to other people, is there? Not even if you do that "gift it to yourself" trick?
     
  10. Doctor Paprika

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    Thank God it's just a reskin (right?).

    Also, Brink hats in my TF2? And Skyrim? Is TF2 eventually going to just be the Kevin Bacon of video game universes?
     
  11. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    Even though the Quake rocket launcher is a reskin, I want it so bad. Sounds like a friggin' artillery cannon.

    Oh, and I got a hat for Brink. Now it just needs modding tools, and maybe it will survive past November.
     
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  12. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Nostalgia!
     
  13. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    It's TECHNICALLY not a reskin!

    The rocket comes out the center of the screen.
     
  14. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    kind of a downgrade if you ask me :\

    not sure how it affects rocket jumping too
     
  15. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    It's a big upgrade. All projectiles should fire from the centre, anyway.
     
  16. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    It'd certainly make balancing mirrored 5CP maps a whole lot more easier.
     
  17. gamemaster1996

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    Oh :( Why did I have to buy Brink for my playstation :(

    Also, i'm guessing there's nothing for me if I only have Quake IV on disk right?
     
  18. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    I'd buy Quake 1 or 2 for that launcher, rather than Q4.
     
  19. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I know the rocket-launcher is iconic, but... Another soldier weapon?

    What's wrong with the grenade-launcher "reskin" for the Demoman, or the super-nailgun for the Heavy, or the bloody axe for almost anybody?
     
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  20. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    does anybody really care? valve can't do anything without it being complained about.