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1. General information|
Jonathan Edward Rimmer
You live in (city & country):
Your birthdate (or age):
9th of August 1983, which makes me quite young compared to the rest of
you people, so I've got plenty of time to practice!
Student - I'll probably be doing Maths, Computer Studies Politics
Playing and programming Computer Games, reading, writing and playing
football (or soccer to Americans)
Anything you want to add here (about yourself):
2. DOOM-related information
Your DOOM config (key bindings, controllers):
Computer - At the time of writing I have: Cyrix PR200, 32x CDROM, 40meg RAM and 2 gig hard
I use the traditional "Quake Deathmatch Champ" config:
W - Forward
S - Backpedal
A - Strafe Left
D - Stafe Right
Space - use
Mouse1 - Fire
Mouse2 - Strafe on
I use a Microsoft basic mouse and I'm currently using a book called "Lost World of the Aegean"
as a mouse mat.
Size of DOOM directory on your HD:
It varies, anything between 100MB and 200MB
First contact to COMPET-N (when, how etc.):
I have a bad long term memory. I think I heard about it when I first
discovered DooMworld about a year ago, but I only had a vague idea of what it was. Later on I
watched Quake Done Quick and Yonatan's amazing skill inspired me to take up speedrunning. So I
found out more about Compet-n and started to practice.
First COMPET-N demo:
E3M4-045, quite slow compared to Adam's later demo, but at least
it beat Doom Done Quick! (although they didn't use the key trick)
Favourite COMPET-N demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of):
Probably E3M4-045, even though it soon got beaten, I spent four
months practicing for it (I could barely play DooM when I started) so it was quite a major
achievment for me.
Favourite COMPET-N demo(s) from others:
Well there the obvious ones, like Panter's full NightMare! run and
Adam's full UltraViolence run. I also love all of Yonatan's stuff, since I like playing style
the most (even though my own is quite different). Rini's pacifist lmp's are very good,
considering just how monster packed Romero made the later episode 1 levels (when is someone going
to do E1M6 pacifist? Imagine an Episode 1 Pacifist run!). Actually, every single lmp and player
is great in Compet-n.
Favourite DOOM or DOOM2 map:
E3M3 - Pandemonium, I remember playing it for the first time and
getting completely lost, I thought it was a massive level at the time. I'm not really a big fan
of DooM 2, in fact I've never bothered to complete it.
Batman DooM is very good fun and Herian 2 has some awesome levels,
especially the big cruise ship. I also like "The Sky May Be" (obscure eh?), which isn't really a
TC, but it runs on the Blessed Engine so it counts anyway.
Do you like Quake?
Hmm, Quake 1 single player is a bit dull, but I always thought the
speedrunning looked like fun, with all that bunnyhopping and rocket/grenade jumping! The Quake
done Quick demos are fantastic and as I said, are what inspired me to start speedrunning.
Quake 1 deathmatch is very good fun when played over a LAN, and after all my DooM playing I can
now beat all of my friends! Internet play is good as well, but since I only have a 33.6K modem
I tend to end up at the bottom of the rankings.
I've only played the Quake 2 Demo, which was a bit slow on my system,
but it looked quite good. Some of the other next-gen games look great,
What do you think of DOOM now?
Its great! Its definitely a lot of fun, even if it is occasionally
Anything you want to add here:
I actually started Speedrunning long before I played DooM. I used
to compete with my brother to see who could get the fastest time on level 1 of Sonic the
Hedgehog on the Master System console. My best time was an incredible 18 seconds, which I never
managed to repeat. I also competed with my brother for the time trial records on "Micro
Machines 3" on the Mega Drive (or Genesis) console, but he's a natural at driving games so that
was little more evenly matched.
I might try my hand at level designing soon, so watch out for me on CDROM.COM.
Compet-n is great fun! Its really nice to take part in something like this, with people joining
in from all over the world. Thanks for reading, and now I'll hand you over to Adam...
... thanks :) Jonathan represents fresh young blood in COMPET-N. It's incredible that he showed
up as a fully trained and skilled speedrunner with his first demo. His style is smooth and
his demos are a beauty to watch (which is true to most U.K. players, interestingly they share
similar styles). So far, he mostly made his mark with Ultimate DOOM speedruns and Pacifist
recordings, plus the rocket jumps of MAP09 were his creations. Definately a player to look out