Hi and welcome back! The site had gotten under due to spamming and hacking but after a change of habitat, a warm shower with lots of scrubbing we are back, both this news page, the hosted pages and the forums.
The domain and server are now hosted by me, Spirit, please raise your hands if you would like to take over responsibilities. The greatest contribution would be becoming a news editor and make sure our frontpage is active again.
All passwords have been reset so you have to set a new one before you can log in. All forum users without any posts were removed to get rid of tens of thousands of spammers. Sorry if that included you by accident, just register anew.
Some other changes you might or might not notice include: HTTPS, a fixed Quake Info Pool, a fixed What Quake Monster Are You?, removed spam from news items, daily backups.
The forum is using a stock style at the moment as the old one was not compatible with the latest forum software. If you know your way around phpBB3 please please volunteer to fix it, so it becomes a happy modding place again instead of this bright eye-sore.
Greatest thanks to FrikaC for going through quite some trouble for making this revival possible and to scar3crow for the usual community spirit!
A quick update as to the forums, there is still discussion as to the solutions for various situations (wow that sounds vague), but Tomaz has been working diligently on fixing the emoticons, and as you may have noticed, they now have Quake helmets!
The Independent Game Development sub-forum has been expanded in scope and renamed to Quake Mod Showcase, a dedicated home for threads about current mods, and discussion of past mods. When starting a thread for your mod, please reserve the top post to include a summary, screenshots, and relevant links. If you want a thread about a mod other than your own, please request it in the sticky post.
I thought I’d take a moment to explain the state of things here at InsideQC. You probably came here looking for Inside3D. InsideQC, for all intents and purposes, is Inside3D. We have decided to change the name. Atomic Gamer, the company responsible for hosting Inside3D, recently announced it is shutting down at the end of this month. They currently own the inside3d.com domain name. We may gain access to that domain name after all is said and done, but for the time being we’re here at insideqc.com.
The name InsideQC goes back to the very founding of the site. Back in the old days, Inside.QC was created on Frag.com as a tutorial site and after a short time, it was consumed by the “borg of the Quake community, PlanetQuake” and moved to planetquake.com/iqc. On August 4, 1997 Inside.QC re-branded itself Inside3D to preempt the release of Quake II, the admins at the time forecasting the swift demise of the QuakeC language. Later, Inside3D moved to Telefragged and obtained the shiny new inside3d.com domain name. Telefragged then eventually morphed into Atomic Gamer.
Inside3D lived happily on Atomic Gamer for many years and we owe the team of people behind that site a great deal. Eventually, however, Inside3D fell into disrepair. The main site was defaced. The forums were spammed and locked down. Key people from the site had moved on with their lives and the site started to wither.
I say we try to reverse that! So with that, here is the brand new version of Inside QC. For now the only thing of note is the forums. If you want to talk to the admins of this site, hop on over to #qc on irc.anynet.org. If you need approval for a new account on the forums, email scar3crow or try to find me on irc. Scar3crow’s email address is what you’d expect at gmail.com.
Head over to the InsideQC forums for now.