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A (not so) brief look back :: (17th February, 2002)
Although we've had a look back at the past year in the last update, I think it's worth doing the same in a more interactive fashion. Shamelessly stolen from here, it's my pleasure to announce this.

Seen it? Done it? Fine.
New demos:

Ultimate DOOM:

  • Xit Vono did a new Tyson for E4M2, beating the old record by nearly 8 minutes, time is 13:45.
  • Laszlo Vecsei improved his own E2M8 NM record by 1 second to 0:30.
  • Chris Laverdure improved the E2M5 NM100S record to 2:18.

    DOOM2:

  • A new player from the Czech Republic made a stunning debut. Jan "Doomgeek" Vida opened with a 30nm recording, catching the 2nd best time with 43:32.

    Plutonia:

  • Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore did a bunch of quality movies (all of them first time ever, since these are the first movies for this excellent WAD), first of all he ran the whole thing on UV in just 41:11, maps 01-10 in 10:38, maps 11-20 in 12:28 and maps 21-30 in 13:52.
  • He also did the first ever NightMare run for MAP23 in 2:15, as well as an UV Speed run for the same level in 1:45.

    TNT:

  • Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore did another bunch of quality movies for the other Final DOOM WAD as well, he ran maps 01-10 in 19:07, maps 11-20 in 14:51 and maps 21-30 in 17:35. Looks like he's on fire at the moment!
  • Chris Laverdure completed the first NM100S run for MAP22, his time is 2:08. In the meanwhile, Laszlo Vecsei improved the MAP03 NM100S record to 2:21 and Chris "Ryback" Ratcliff improved the record for MAP13 to 2:51.
  • Casey Alvis did two -respawn demos: MAP22 in 6:10 and MAP31 in 5:03.

    Requiem:

  • Xit Vono improved the speedrun record of MAP06 to 5:36, which was improved by newcomer Jason Dyer's 4:58. Xit Vono clinched the record again with 4:50.
  • Xit Vono did a couple more demos, -respawn for MAP01 in 0:44, for MAP05 in 12:01, Tyson for MAP01 in 0:55, for MAP31 in 13:21 and MAP32 in 9:38.
  • Casey Alvis did two demos for MAP30: Max in 1:52 and -respawn in 1:40.
  • Adam Williamson improved the Tyson for MAP01 to 0:46.

    Memento Mori:

  • Casey Alvis did a pack for MAP30: Max in 9:30, -fast in 8:53, -respawn in 4:29 and NM100S in 3:49.

    Memento Mori 2:

  • Casey Alvis did two demos for MAP01: a -fast in 3:50 and a Tyson in 15:57.
  • Casey's -fast was improved later by Chris "Ryback" Ratcliff's 1:49.

    Classic Episode:

  • Xit Vono recorded three Tysons: E2M1 in 4:43, E2M4 in 11:41 and E2M7 in 11:19.
  • Laura "BahdKo" Herrmann got her record back in E2M1's Tyson, she recorded 4:16.

    Six new forms are up! Have a nice read of these player profiles: Casey Alvis, Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore, ethh, Chris Laverdure, Marijo "Sedlo" Sedlic and Xit Vono.

    Today's update zip is available here.



  • Contest results :: (2nd February, 2002)
    First of all, our contest has ended, you can check out the results here.

    Second, I sent out the player profiles to all the players who haven't received one yet. If you haven't received it but you think you should have, please send an email. Also, there is now a chance for everyone who already *have* a profile to send a new, updated one. If you think the time has come, send yours along :)

    Before we hit the demos, here's a roundup of the events in the year 2001:

  • January: Henning Skogsto recorded the first demo of the year. Radek Pecka did three excellent Episode Max runs: Ep1 in 20:10, Ep2 in 30:05 and Ep3 in 24:17.
  • February: There was contest time this month. On the map called Essorg, Henning Skogsto made the fastest run with his 0:46 demo. Radek Pecka did the whole DOOM2 game in just over two hours, killing all monsters and finding all secrets. We started the vote on PWADs this month, and the demos in /incoming got a mirror.
  • March: COMPET-N started accepting demos for five PWADs: Hell Revealed, Requiem, Memento Mori, Memento Mori 2 and the Classic Episode. Anders Johnsen was the first ever player to complete E4M2 on Tyson.
  • April: Right on the first day of the month, there was an April's Fool joke a couple of people fell for ;-) Adam Williamson did a speedrun movie of DOOM Ep1 in 5:11. Jonathan Rimmer recorded an incredible Max of E1M1 in 0:29. We started receiving PWAD demos.. tons :))
  • May: The homepage hit #50000 this month. Adam Williamson was the first ever player to complete Pacifist runs for E3M1 and E3M9. Newcomers Oyvind Stenhaug and Erwin Lin recorded their first demos.
  • June: Henning Skogsto was the first ever player to complete the whole game of DOOM2 in NightMare skill AND 100% secrets on all maps, in just over the hour. Vincent Catalaa soon followed with a slightly slower run. Chris "Ryback" Ratcliff recorded the first ever -fast on MAP24. Newcomer Xit Vono recorded his first demo this month.
  • July: Newcomers Albert Valls and Richie Agnew recorded their first ever demos. Henning Skogsto improved his NM100S run by 7 minutes. The COMPET-N database and FTP had a well-needed synchronization.
  • August: Vincent Catalaa discovered a great trick on Plutonia MAP17. Henning Skogsto, Vincent Catalaa and Selim "Bastard" Benabdelkhalek did a nice 3-way run through DOOM2 in just 27:30.
  • September: Xit Vono was the first ever player to finish E2M8 Tyson style. He also did a 10-level movie for Requiem. I did a keytrick on Requiem MAP07.
  • October: Xit Vono recorded the first ever Tyson for E4M7, and also improved the Tyson for E4M1. Newcomer Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore started recording demos.
  • November: The homepage got a brand new design. The COMPET-N Forum started working. Marijo "Sedlo" Sedlic showed off a jump combination on Plutonia MAP12, while Xit Vono showed off a rocketjump on Plutonia MAP25.
  • December: Henning Skogsto improved his DOOM2 NightMare run to 36:07. Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore recorded all 4 DOOM Episodes in NM100S runs. We greeted our first female player, Laura "BahdKo" Herrmann. We greeted another new player, Ian Sabourin.

    Some numbers from last year for the statistic-lovers:

  • 959 single-player demos during the year, 620 of those were IWAD demos, 339 demos were for PWADs. Altogether, that's the richest year in demos ever (even though the number of demos for IWADs are on a decline).
  • 167 demos for Ultimate DOOM (less than last year's 245), 96 for DOOM2 (much less than the 196 last year), 102 for Plutonia (coming better after last year's 73), and a whopping 255 demos for TNT (even more than 2000's 162).
  • PWAD demos: 139 for Requiem, 120 for Hell Revealed, 49 for Memento Mori, 47 for the Classic Episode and 16 for Memento Mori 2.
  • Breaking down to categories: 222 UV Speeds, 175 UV Maxes, 148 NM Speeds, 120 Pacifists, 110 UV -fasts, 65 NM100S's, 62 Tysons and 58 UV -respawns, with 49 Movies.
  • Player's activity top list (combined IWAD+PWAD): Xit Vono (156), Radek Pecka (142), Chris "Ryback" Ratcliff (107), Vincent Catalaa (84), Adam Hegyi (78), Adam Williamson (66), Doug "Opulent" Merrill (34), Yashar "GeminI" Garibzadeh (33), Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore (32) and Selim "Bastard" Benabdelkhalek (23) are the top ten.

    Now finally onto the new demos:

    Ultimate DOOM:

  • Vincent Catalaa re-took his record of Episode 4 NM100S run, with a time of 9:13.
  • Xit Vono sent a misc demo for E4M2: He completed the map in NightMare, without using the Steffen Winterfeldt jump or the BFG grab. Time is 4:38.

    DOOM2:

  • Drew "stx-Vile" Devore did all 3 "episodes" in NM100S runs, cutting minutes from the record times. Maps 01-10: 14:25, 11-20: 23:48, 21-30: 20:26.
  • Xit Vono did a handful of hard Tyson maps with substantial improvements: MAP07 in 16:16, MAP12 in 21:14, MAP17 in 13:30, MAP27 in 16:30 and MAP29 in 24:26.
  • Ian Sabourin made a record for MAP20 UV Speed in 0:34.
  • Two misc Tyson -fast demos on MAP32: Xit Vono recorded it in 2:08 and Laszlo Vecsei recorded it in 1:21.

    Plutonia:

  • Xit Vono recorded a Tyson of MAP02 in 20:34.
  • Casey Alvis recorded a -respawn for MAP01 in 6:02 and for MAP21 in 3:06. Latter was improved by Chris Laverdure's 2:35, Casey's 2:17, and finally Chris "Ryback" Ratcliff's 1:22.

    TNT:

  • Xit Vono did two speedruns this time: MAP08 in 2:50 and MAP09 in 3:13.
  • He also did one maxkill, MAP16 in 6:55 and one NM for MAP18 in 3:18.
  • Some NM100S from him: MAP15 in 1:41 and MAP24 in 0:53.
  • Chris Laverdure started improving TNT NM100S records: he did MAP01 in 0:53, MAP15 in 1:17, MAP16 in 1:44, MAP18 in 3:56, MAP19 in 1:34, MAP23 in 0:57 and MAP24 in 0:41.
  • Casey Alvis did a few -respawns: MAP30 in 7:29 and MAP31 in 14:53. Xit Vono also made a few: MAP03 in 3:24, MAP15 in 3:59 and MAP16 in 5:47. Staying at MAP16, he did a -fast of 8:01 and continued doing Tysons: he did MAP11 in 14:35, MAP15 in 12:17 and MAP16 in 29:01.
  • Xit Vono also shows off two tricks on TNT: a MAP21 rocketjump and a MAP15 BFG grab.

    Onto PWADs, starting with Hell Revealed:

  • Richie Agnew beat the long-standing record for MAP24 Max and got 15:45.
  • Xit Vono did an UV Speed movie of maps 01-10 in 21:00.
  • Newcomer Adolf "Gusta" Vojta did a speedrun of MAP03 in 1:26 containing a new yellowkey-grab. Doug "Opulent" Merrill improved the time to 1:25.
  • Marijo "Sedlo" Sedlic did some excellent speedruns as well: MAP26 in 0:04, MAP27 in 0:57 and MAP28 in 0:13.
  • More speedruns: Xit Vono did MAP05 in 2:53, MAP06 in 2:02 and MAP07 in 4:20.
  • Maxkills: Xit Vono did MAP05 in 3:48 and MAP09 in 10:18. Chris "Ryback" Ratcliff later improved MAP05 to 3:31.
  • Xit Vono also did an UV -fast on MAP07 in 5:22, one on MAP09 in 12:39, same map on -respawn in 9:47, and a couple of Tyson demos: MAP01 in 2:44, MAP05 in 22:10, MAP06 in 19:46, MAP08 in 17:12 and MAP09 in 16:26.

    Requiem:

  • Oyvind Stenhaug did a speedrun of MAP09 in 2:10.

    Memento Mori:

  • Oyvind Stenhaug did a Max of MAP06 in 5:45.

    This update's zip is here.