qbism wrote:What other history is out there?
QuakeTerminus for sure, Spirit's interesting collections of stuffs randomly aggregated (seemingly a higher interest in physical and media acquisition -- when you think of it), leileilol's collection of Quake crap.
Well ... there are newsgroup postings of Quake in google groups from the 1990s. You can spot some FrikaC 1999 conversations with long gone interested parties of the day talking about highly technical stuffs that maybe one day I'll understand.
I personally think that in some ways the PlanetQuake file mirror contains a ton of cultural history ... not in the files per se ... but the mindset of modders and what they thought of doing.
And I'll throw in the dead RetroQuake site which is in Chip's archive which reviewed mods plus the ancient single player review sites.
I guess it is where and what type of history are you are looking for? Modding history? Engine/QuakeC stuffs? More general?
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