QuakeLive Update Released

BY Andrew Miesner / July 29, 2009

With Quakecon quickly approaching iD Software, which was recently acquried by Zenimax Media has been working hard to bring competition and shoutcasting features to Quake Live.

Quake Live is still in open Beta and is working very closely with the community to make a very competitive game. Below you can see the changes that have occurred.

-Fixed lightning gun sound, no more loud enemies.

-Added team_say for spectators so they can chat only among spectators.
-Increased the speed of nailgun nails.
-The powerups now spawn at the same time after match start.
-cg_lagometer 2 will now display the client ping estimation along with the standard lag-o-meter graph.
-cg_chatBeep allows you to enable/disable the audible beep when you receive a message.
-cg_teamChatBeep allows you to enable/disable the audible beep when you receive a message from a teammate.
-cg_selfOnTeamOverlay toggles whether you see yourself in the team overlay.
-cg_fov lower limit is now 10.
-Changed demo autorecord naming to more easily sort and locate.
-cg_autoaction 0-3
    0 – do nothing
    1 – auto record demo
    2 – auto record a screenshot at end of game
    3 – auto record demo and screenshot

-cl_autoRecordDemo has been removed in favor of the new cg_autoaction system.
-cl_demoRecordMessage 0/1 allows you to toggle the “RECORDING…” message on the hud when recording a demo.
-cl_conTimestamps can now display values in game time.
    0 – Do nothing
    1 – Show values in game time (affected by cg_levelTimerDirection)
    2 – Show values in servertime

-Fix for several keys becoming unbound (2,e,u,o,s,m)
-Spectators will no longer get the “Internal combustion” message upon respawn after following a player that was mined.
-Fix for a dropweapon bug that could cause other players in the game to auto switch to another weapon.
-Removed setu/sets commands.
-Fix for odd sv_maxclients values.
-Warmup delay is now disabled for bot games.
-Zoomed fov calculation now takes aspect ratio into account.
-Some FireFox users were experiencing crashes while loading into maps, these issues have been resolved.

Competition mode changes:
-Added support for limiting the amount of timeouts called, and configuring their default duration. Time outs remaining are -indicated on the team scoreboards.
-Server owners can deop other clients with the ‘deop’ command.
-Pause and Timeout events print to the console.