Preparing Your Computer For Quakecon - FAQ version 2017

Discussion in 'Quakecon FAQs' started by DeusEx, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. MilkmanWes

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    I totally get what you are saying, but having a high end mouse or keyboard or headset walk off totally sucks and the effort of locking them down is minimal. It is all in your own personal risk analysis whether the effort is required and I prefer to not take the extra chances.
     
  2. Durandal

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    They're allowing people to bring their own cables, and this might just be me, but it almost sounds like they're implying that bringing cables is required. There will be the standard, CAT5e cables already there, right?

    Also, what's the speed of those cables, of the network used? I'm thinking of buying CAT6a cables, but want to know if there's reason to.
     
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  3. KamaKazi06

    KamaKazi06 "Fucking Quake Master' Staff Member

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    Speed varies but plan on being strong as usual :p also on the cable preferred to bring yours but yes some will be available if need be still.
     
  4. theBrayn

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    I believe switches were confirmed as 10/100 from cwizard.
     
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  5. Signus

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    It doesn't quite matter what you bring so long as it is CAT5 (doi) and above. CAT6 and CAT7 cables are compatible with CAT5 until you hit certain bandwidths. I'm using a CAT7 cable to a 10/100/1000 switch to a 10/100/1000 router with a CAT5 in between. Zero issues.
     
  6. Zeclorn

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    When it comes to physical security, I feel pretty good. My case has a eyelet for a lock. I then run my mouse, headphone, and keyboard cable through a simple washer (eye of the washer smaller then a USB key) and secure it into the lock as well. The result, is a very secure, but very simple setup.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. DeusEx

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    Now that the con has come and gone for this year, I'm now asking for feedback to streamline the FAQ for next year's con. A similar thread will be posted to the Quakecon subreddit in the next day or so as well asking for improvement to the FAQ. I accept constructive criticism; along with free Bawls :D
     
  8. Eradicator

    Eradicator Physics Don't Apply

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    Sorry if someone has already said it... Given the rare possibility that the internet could go down for a loooooooong time, the importance of downloading some single player games can't be overstated. :)
     
  9. Signus

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    So you're saying I have an even better excuse to hoard even more data?! I'll accept.
     
  10. DeusEx

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    I'll make sure to add something like this to the FAQ as well. I was in the Exhibit Hall Friday afternoon this year, but heard all of the bitching in Discord about the internet being down on Thursday night.
     
  11. twodavez

    twodavez Forum Staff Staff Member

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    But if the internet was down, how could people connect to Discord... I'm suspect about this whole internet even being down. LOL
     
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  12. theBrayn

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    uhhh... because people use discord on their phones as well?
     
  13. DeusEx

    DeusEx Orbital Strike

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    I have Discord on my phone as well. It's a POS phone, but it can handle Discord okay.
     
  14. twodavez

    twodavez Forum Staff Staff Member

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    I was just kidding. I use it on my phone too.
     
  15. Sirskippy

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    I didn't put 10 Terabytes of disk space in my gaming PC just to delete stuff!!!
     
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  16. jex

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    The best kind of hoarding is the virtual kind. Also...the internet going down is the main reason I tell all my friends to load up EVERY game you plan to play before you shut your computer down at home. That way it's got any updates it needs and even if it doesn't work over the internet then anything with LAN or single player should still work fine. Most of the people in my area had Quake Live ready to go but anyone that didn't couldn't play without internet patches. You don't have to play every game but every game absolutely should be started up to make sure it doesn't require any additional patches.
     
  17. Signus

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    New QuakeCon requirement: A secondary drive of 250GB or more :cool:
     

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