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Net Fests 1999

1999 has brought us a few great gatherings so far, each one getting larger!

Group #2
Group #2
Center & Right: Shroud, Roxikat
Left to Right: I Dunno, Teufel, A. Hair-e-hed
Group #2
Rogue Scholar & Grimmy
March 13th, 1999
This net fest was great. We had cooked spicy sausages to eat. There was a lot of fragging, and all was well. Yup, it was Quake 2 primarily, this time it had some game modifications that changed the weapons and effects around, such as a variety of grenades with loud, nasty explosions, bouncing giggly annoying things, and rocket-shooting machine guns. We played this to death. (: Bomberman on the saturn was still happening. Blacky one. Mr. Ugly got beat. Whity was mad bomberman, and everyone else hit the remote reset too much. >:) Later on at night, the games switched to Starcraft, and as you can see things settled down quickly when that got going, so some of us took to the saturn or playstation, or the fuzzy rug. A few others started playing Starsiege Tribes as well.

Group #2
It's M.C Spaghetti-O in the Dungeon of Duress!
Group #2
Group #2
Front to Back, Left: Irrelevant, Powerslave, M.C Crispy-Wheat Right: Shroud
Right to Left: Pure Evil, Wogewom, Shroud, I Dunno, Powerslave, M.C Boy-ArDee

March 19th, 1999
This small net fest occured sometime shortly after the last big one. A week after to be exact. (: We all had the itch to play Starsiege Tribes bery badly, it's just a cool ass game, very addictive as it gives you something to do other than just shoot people, but it's not *too* involved to bore everyone. The hardest thing for most people to get down was the jet-pack operating. Once you get used to its behaviour the game is very fun. We had 25 mintue time limits on the boards which was nothing, the time went by so quickly. Excellent game.

Group #2
Group #2
Left to Right: Pure Evil, Rogue Scholar, Irrelevant
Irrelevant thought aside himself.

May 15th, 1999
This netfest fell a day after Pure Evil's birthday! We had a surprise chocolate/vanilla ice-cream cake waiting for him, which we celebrated at 12:00 midnight. (: This netfest was probably one of the more technicly-challanged ones. Rogue Scholar brought 2 systems, one working and one not. The non-working one eventualy did. The working one didn't. About 2am in the morning we had everything working, Shroud got the non-working one in gear. as well as a puzzle-piece system built from spare hardware from various people at the fest. It was...interesting. (: We played until 8:am Sunday morning, the main game was Starsiege: Tribes, but during all the hardware hanky-panky we tried out the new Quake 3 demo which was really cool but quite taxing on the systems. Apparently turning off the wall-damage sped the game up considerably among the game options. Windy got his ass kicked by someone in it but he still had fun. (: The net fest was in Windsinger's basement again.

Net 1
Left to Right: Xydexx, Unknown, Masking Tape, Robot Hi-Fi
Net 3
Net 6
Left to Right: Roxikat, Mike, Shroud
Left to Right: White-Boi DeWonder-Bread,
Scarlette Scholar, Mike H.
Net 1
Left to Right: Rigel (in deep meditation), Mighty-Morphin Power-Slave, Alex, Xydexx
Net 5
Net 2
Left to Right: Roxikat, Rogue-Scholar, Rigel
Left to Right: Unknown, Rogue Scholar,
Kooky, Mike, Pure Evil, Werevue
Net 1
Left to Right: John, John, John, John, John & John
Net 8
Left to Right: Teufel, Rogue Scholar and Birthday-Boi
Net 7
The Dazed and Confuzed

August 7th, 1999
An immense net-fest at Teufel's place! Definitly the largest, with both total systems and people! There were 3 dual-celeron systems present and running, TNT-2 based accelerator cards were the common, and plenty of noisy speakers and overkill-tower cases. The evening started off with Microsoft's Midtown Madness, a racing game that ran very well over the network. It has some hilarious moments fer-sure. We had some Quake-3 matches running later (build 1.08), although it proved to be an unstable server no matter who was running it. Several more attempts were made at Quake 3 throughout the night, some successful and some not. It still sucks on the VooDoo2 card for some reason, just don't die. Ugh. Of course, there were some long, heated 8-player Tribes matches as well, which totally kicked ass! Tribes was played a lot throughout the night, this game still kicks serious ass. Some Starcraft games were played by a few folk as well, I dunno how they went though. Tueful most likely kicked at those as usual. (: Saturn Bomberman was, as usual, dominated by Mr. Blackey.
Some other highlights of the night was an ice-cream cake for the 27th Birthday of Kooky, which also served as a farewell token for Rogue Scholar (who was moving to Michigan next week). It melted pretty quickly in the heat of the place, but it was devoured before any waste occured. It was very hot in the building despite the central-air being on. The only fan that was available was hogged by Windy for his computer. He had overheating problems and needed it to keep the system running. We also achieved our second net-fest circuit-breaker test! Yay! Half the room went out including the Saturn during a Bomberman match, but nothing was damaged thank goodness. We had the bar-b-que running most of the night right burgers, snausages, hot-dogs, chicken, and whatever. Lots of soda, junk-food, and two pounds of gummy-bears courtesy of Savant. It was definitly a good time for all. (:

Group #2
Group #2
Left to Right: Pure Evil, Rogue Scholar, Irrelevant
Kelly & Kasta.
Hey, Whazza he doin' with that cat!?
Group #2
Group #2
Pure Evil
Dominating the ENTIRE couch!
The pentium pilferer
who switch people's
intel's with cyrixs.

New Years Eve, 1999
Bringin' in the 2000 with a net fest, yes yes! We had lotsa food of course, 2 cases of cider from Rigel & Xydexx, a cake from Windy and a strange sandwich from our hosts. Things were good. (: We have portions of this event videotaped. The Real Media version is downloadable below, and an MPEG1 version exists which is about 370 Megs (not downloadable, so go away).
We had a lot of people show up and many pictures too, so check them out. Unreal Tournament, Midtown Madness and some Tribes were again the main action of the night from what I remember. All was good. (:

Net Fest Real-Media video

The .RM file, if the above method doesn't work.