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Quakespasm Engine
This engine needs its own thread.

Feedback: I like the OS X version, but I have to start it from the terminal for it to work and can't just double-click it like a traditional OS X app. I'm sure you guys already know this, either way great engine.

http://quakespasm.sourceforge.net/
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baker, if you're using points rather than triangles/polys, you're doing it the lame way.
you can find the correct(afaict) maths for an even distribution in eg fte's R_Clutter_Insert function. no need to subdivide that way, and you don't get particles spawning within walls either (excluding fpu precision, anyway).

the idea of quakespasm with effects like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-rO8haGoh4 (please excuse the bugged gloss, that's an ooold video) and yet no texture replacements kinda makes me laugh.
at the same time, the idea of a load of cubes or quads or circles or whatever doesn't fill me with confidence either.

regarding csqc, the idea of that without any other qc extensions nor replacement textures is also a bit of a joke, at least for everyone but the guy trying to use it, who would get too frustrated to produce anything worthwhile.

really though, if you want an engine with a decent particle system and decent csqc etc, then just use an engine that already has that stuff.
in all seriousness, a low-res weather system is imho just going to look as goofy as eg the gloss in that youtube clip. sure, its interesting to do for the sake of doing, but I'm skeptical about the results and repercussions. 
 
in all seriousness, a low-res weather system is imho just going to look as goofy as eg the gloss in that youtube clip

What I had in mind visually, was something that follows the same kind of aesthetic as sock's particle stuff. It's totes quakey. Just simple pixelley spritey things. 
 
@Spike -- interesting points ... of course my attempt to was to chart out existing bodies of work --- I was curious as to R00k's method of picking rain origin points.

Snow? I was thinking a bit subtle along the lines of Nehahra snow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6141F64dB0k

... but adapted to look a little more like Seven's DarkPlaces snow.

I'm in the school of thought that map effects in this game should add very gently to the content they appear in. Versus the idea of the effects being the center of the attention.

/Which may be largely academic, lack of time and all that ... 
 
Baker, that video almost perfectly describes what I was thinking in terms of weather effect quality. 
Well. 
"I'm in the school of thought that map effects in this game should add very gently to the content they appear in. Versus the idea of the effects being the center of the attention. "

Wins the thread.

Also that video is nice and subtle, yeah. Works well. 
Yes That's The Stuff 
Nice and inoffensively quakesque. 
Pixellated Snow/rain 
is perfectly fine for those engines aiming for a "classic" feel. Anything else would be jarring. 
 
Looking at the neh snow video, it's striking how something so simple adds so much life to an otherwise static scene. A Good Addition To Quake. 
Innit, 
The same way as Sock and other top modern mappers use fog and coloured lighting. 
Custom Resolutions 
So, is it possible to use a custom screen resolution in full screen mode? Setting vid_height, vid_width in the config appears to do nothing unless it fits one of the standard resolutions available in the in-game menu. 
 
The menu should list all the video modes that your driver says it can support, so probably not, unless the list is incomplete. 
Bah Humbug 
Well, I'm trying to set it to 960x540 on my 1920x1080 laptop lcd (so, exactly half-resolution).

960x540 doesn't appear in the menu :{

Reason I'm trying this is because I think quake looks best at around 480 vertical resolution. I figured if I could set it to exactly half-resolution of my LCD it might minimise the shitty blurring that happens when LCDs try to display lower than native res. 
Play It Windowed At 1280x960 
that is 2x scaling

nice and simple. 
Kinn 
Well, I'm trying to set it to 960x540 on my 1920x1080 laptop lcd (so, exactly half-resolution).

I tried exactly that a few days ago with no luck :( I thought I was just doing something wrong, guess not... 
Shambernaut 
I'm trying to get a low-resolution display of the game blown up on the screen so I can see da pixels nice and chunky.

Anything in windowed mode isn't going to be blown up - unless I'm missing a trick here?

Also, I still kinda want it fullscreen and using the same aspect ratio as my monitor.... 
Killpixel 
I always felt you had impeccable taste. 
Me Too 
 
Uh, Run In Dosbox With Dosquake? 
might have more luck


-width 960 -height 540 -fullscreen quakespasm in linux just defaults to 720p with a black border 
 
also, i assume you've run vid_describemodes in the console? 
 
Uh, Run In Dosbox With Dosquake?

Nah, that sounds like a rubbish way to play QuakeSpasm. 
Ah Gotcha 
so install windows in dosbox then install and play quakespasm 
 
also, i assume you've run vid_describemodes in the console?

Yes, hence:

960x540 doesn't appear in the menu

Anyway, if my laptop just can't display 960x540, then I guess I'm out of luck. Stupid laptop. 
 
What kind of GPU is in the laptop? On this computer (Geforce 210) the Nvidia control panel seems to think it can set a custom resolution not supported by the monitor (LCD 27" 1920x1020"), but by default only lists the standard resolutions down to 800x600. I've never tried it though. 
GeForce GTX 765M 
 
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