NEWS: September 29th, 2001 01:30pm -- MeNtHoL
3.1 Status Report!
With the recent release of the Quake III Arena v1.30
Point Release which once again did not have any adverse effects on any
Quake III mods including Gridiron, we have finalized what will be included
in the Gridiron v3.1 update coming soon.
Minor adjustments to the menus and scoreboard
Preserve teams upon map change
Ability to instantly spawn on the field during map warmup
Pass to fieldgoal conversion code bug repaired
Recompile of gimap07 (Laser Field) to optimize FPS and Lighting
Minor adjustments to the default configuration of Gridiron
Possible adjustments to the Grappling Hook
And finally, as of today Gridiron 3.0 has reached over 15,000 downloads
total calculated from all mirrors reporting completed downloads of both
the Win32 EXE and ZIP versions of the mod since it was released a little
less than two months ago today. With only two active Gridiron 3.0 servers
that get nearly no traffic and three teams on the FGL Gridiron Ladder,
we feel Gridiron is probably the biggest phenomenon of any mod ever created
Nevertheless, this coming week we will be archiving all things Gridiron
up to v3.1 and will be releasing the Gridiron v3.1 patch and finally releasing
the Gridiron v3.1 code and other media in the coming weeks. After which
we will be shutting down and moving on to a new project which may be reported
on this site. We appreciate everyone who have helped with and have promoted
the Gridiron modification and we hope to see it played for years to come!
NEWS: September 18th, 2001 05:00am -- MeNtHoL
v3.0 to be featured on UK PC Gamer CD!
We received confirmation today from Mark Sutherns
of UK PC Gamer magazine that Gridiron 3.0 will be included on the upcoming
UK PC Gamer cover CD! For those on low bandwidth or have had difficulty
downloading the large installation file for Gridiron 3.0, this should
help. I will try to find out how many places the UK PC Gamer magazine
is distributed and get it posted here. We are, understandably, very excited
about this and hope this helps more players to get their hands on Gridiron
other news concerning Gridiron 3.1, we have decided on all of the updates
we wish to implement and will be working on these over the next week or
so. This will be, as we noted before, a very minor update and will not
be released until after we all see the Quake III Arena v1.30 point release.
As usual, stay tuned to our site for more updates including a new section
that will show up on the lefthand menu concerning indepth details about
Gridiron including demos and basic gameplay strategies!
NEWS: September 04th, 2001 11:00pm -- MeNtHoL
FGL address update!
Sorry that I did not get this updated on the site,
but the FGL ladder is now at http://www.fragoff.org
and is no longer on Fragoff dot net. There's still only two teams formed,
if you think you would like to lead up a team for Gridiron, jump on Fragoff
UP A GRIDIRON TEAM!
been thinking, what about colleges getting together Gridiron teams and
playing each other? Is
this a good idea? A lot of colleges have great connections and they
play online and even have Quake servers setup. We think it would be a
lot of fun, so if anyone reading this is going to college, let us know
and form a team on the FGL
in other bits a pieces, Valtrain is getting established at his new location
at school and we've pretty much discussed all the minor details for the
Gridiron v3.1 release. Again, this will not come out until the Quake3
v1.30 point release is out, so no rush, but if you have any suggestions
please let us know in our forums by CLICKING
NEWS: August 24th, 2001 05:00am -- MeNtHoL
Eye Gridiron Support!
If you do not know about the All-Seeing
Eye Game Browser, check it out by clicking HERE!
In the latest update Q3 Gridiron is supported with many other mods. Check
NEWS: August 21st, 2001 03:00pm -- MeNtHoL
For those that might want to know more about the
history of Gridiron, an interview has been posted at gamenet.gr
which you can check out by Clicking
HERE! Be sure to click on the ENGLISH version just above where the
interview text begins. Also, after a week of playing Gridiron 3.0 we are
positive that there will be a very minor patch released after the Quake
III v1.30 point release arrives. We noticed a few minor details we would
like to clear up and possibly a few minor additions to the game and/or
tweaks that are possibly expected directly relating to the point release
itself. Look forward to this only after the v1.30 point release arrives
and as usual stay tuned for more coming soon!
NEWS: August 17th, 2001 12:00am -- MeNtHoL
3.0 Ladder Opens!
The all new Gridiron Open Ladder has opened at Fragoff.net!
Everything is ready and anyone can startup or join a team right now, CLICK
HERE to get signed up! We are still hoping that some more servers
open up soon soon, but there is no rush at this point to begin challenging.
Begin forming your teams and take some time out to read up on the Gridiron
Documentation concerning playing matches as well as checking out the
Gridiron Ladder Rules.
On an additional note, we did not quite get the number of mirrors for
the Gridiron 3.0 installer as we had expected. If you know someone or
are someone who can mirror the Gridiron installer or run a Gridiron server,
please let us know!
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Especially any server operators
on the west coast which we have never had since Gridiron v1.0. We are
going to try to make some more contacts this weekend including some overseas
mirrors and server operators to see what we can do.
NEWS: August 13th, 2001 11:30am -- MeNtHoL
Over the weekend quite a bit went down after the
release of Gridiron 3.0! First ReSDoG[X-D]
helped pimp Gridiron 3.0 at QuakeCon
2K1! Tubesock at QuakeShit.com
logged over 2500 total downloads of Gridiron 3.0 over the weekend and
the QuakeShit Server has been
full off an on all weekend as well! And probably what was most important
to us is to see there were ZERO BUGS! We are now searching out a place
to setup a Gridiron ladder and we want to toss up a quick note for server
Consider EDITING the g_mapVotePercent from 55 down
to 35 in the SERVER.CFG so less players who agree to change maps
can win the vote. Currently the map rotation is flowing straight through
because not enough players seem to agree on the same map to play. And
those that do want to play a certain map generally never win the vote
and the next map in the standard rotation loads up.
course, if gameplay is fine and there are no complaints, then this is
unnecessary and is a judgement call on behalf of the server administrator.
We have though updated this little note in the docs and the clean server.cfg
which is accessable in the downloads
NEWS: August 11th, 2001 06:00pm -- MeNtHoL
Second Notes on Gridiron 3.0!
Thanks go out to Matt and Alan for their fantastic artwork!
Uninstall all previous versions of Q3 Gridiron before
Rebind your keys using the in-game controls menu system
Bind weapons 1 thru 10 for map voting and voicecom
Type /exec keybinds.cfg to bind numbers and keypad keys for
Need video tweaks? Type /exec tweaks.cfg in the console
Map names used to be q3gridiron## and are now gimap##
Barring any bugs in 3.0, a stats page on this site coming
We will again attempt to hold a GI30 Tournament on this site
Lastly, bots still cannot play Gridiron, we tried! Sorry...
is a graphic of keyboard layout located in keybinds.cfg:
NEWS: August 11th, 2001 12:00pm -- MeNtHoL
3.0 has Arrived!
It's high noon and Gridiron v3.0 has been packaged,
uploaded and is ready for release! There is a lot left to do to the website,
but for now the early birds can get the worm! There is so much to let
everyone know about the final release, but there is so little time. Grab
up the release now while you can and keep an eye out here on the website
for all things Gridiron as we get around to posting the news! Many areas
of the website may be a little short on info, but all will be updated
through the weekend and next week.