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    Duels

    I want to start playing duels and I'm a begginer.
    Could anyone pls tell me how to play in duels etc.

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    Google some duel videos and watch them. That's a start. Learn the maps inside and out. Learn to time the major items including armours and health. Also read the guide below.

    http://www.quakelive.com/forum/showt...ive-Duel-Guide
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    You might want to read that even though it's not aimed at you.

    http://www.esreality.com/post/243262...aining-method/

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    For the ambitious duelist:

    Set your timer to count up (cg_LevelTimerDirection 1) , and memorize the item timing numbers.

    This utility can help with that.

    Memorize the spawns on each of the duel maps.

    This can help with that.

    Study the damage and dps numbers for each of the weapons.

    See the chart in this post here for those.

    Try to memorize some of the exact results of damage given, for example a player with 200/100 gets hit with a rail, since armor absorbs 2/3 of the damage, their health after the rail hit will be 200-2/3 of 80, 100 - 2/3 of 80 = ~147/73.

    At least have a feel for how much damage from a given weapon it takes to kill an opponent with a certain amount of health/armor. 200/100 is 300 HP total, so it will take 4 rails to take down this player. A direct rocket does 100, so 3 direct rockets would work. This will give you a feel for the opponent's health and give you a better idea of when and when not to rush.

    Make sure you can get around each map at close to the fastest possible speed. If the map has lots of trick jumps, master them.

    Watch plenty of demos of top players, but don't just 'zone out' while watching them. Put yourself in the player's shoes, what are they doing differently than what you would do? Why did they shoot where they shot? Is your movement through the map as good as theirs?

    Autorecord your games (cg_autoaction 1), and watch your own demos. You'd be surprised what you missed. If possible, duel with a friend have them record and send you the demos. Their pov is priceless information on how you appear to the other player, what sort of pressure you're putting on them, things you do that seem weak from their pov, etc.

    See twister's short video here on improving in quake.
    Strenx has some videos out there too, for example this one on positioning.

    Also you can pimp your config with the guide in my sig.

    As well as pimp your gear with this guide by Cat.

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    Where can I find gameplays when I record them?

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    Depends on your operating system.

    Vista/win7 - %AppData%\..\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

    XP - %appdata%\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

    Linux - ~/.quakelive/quakelive/home/baseq3/

    OSX - ~/Library/Application\ Support/Quakelive/

    There should be a 'demos' directory once you recorded one (the .dm_73 files).
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    ANd than wat ? My system says it does not recognise the file?
    Quote Originally Posted by malk_ View Post
    Depends on your operating system.

    Vista/win7 - %AppData%\..\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

    XP - %appdata%\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

    Linux - ~/.quakelive/quakelive/home/baseq3/

    OSX - ~/Library/Application\ Support/Quakelive/

    There should be a 'demos' directory once you recorded one (the .dm_73 files).

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    Get yourself QLDT.
    .dm_73 extrension was never meant to be opened by anything not Quake related.
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    Are you asking how to play the demo and watch it?

    If yes then once you have found the dm_73 file, re-name it to something simple (such as duel). Then log in to QL. Select practice, load any map of any gametype. Doesn't matter what. Once the practice map starts, open the console and type /demo duel (or whatever you named it). Thedemo will start to play.
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