Gerald Tan

General Information

You live in (city & country)?

Your birthdate (or age)?
July 6th 1977

Your occupation/job/studies?
Student, Electrical Engineering (Computer), National University of Singapore

Your hobbies?
Contract Bridge, Counter-Strike, MUD and err... Speed Running I guess

Your email/icq/mirc/homepage?
ICQ: 808893

Your music taste?
Tasty pop divas

Anything you want to add here (about yourself)?
I'm the only known speed runner from Asia I guess. How sad...

Quake-related Information

Your nickname (story behind it)?
Tangent? Well, I was bored one day so I went messing about with some equations and discovered that the trajectory of a grenade goes y=-gx/v+xtanq-gxtanq/v

Your Quake config (key bindings, etc.)?
W/X: forward/back, A/D: strafe left/right, Space: jump, E/C: up/down, Shift: run, Alt: rocket jump, Q: restart (most important)

Size of Quake directory on your HD?
438,103,320 bytes

Your computer (processor/videocard etc.)?
P3-450, 192mb RAM, Diamond Stealth V770 (Riva TnT2), Diamond MX300, 17" monitor

Quake settings (resolution, version etc.)?
GLQuake 0.97, 800x600x32bpp

First contact to speedrunning (when, how etc.)?
Watched the original Quake done Quick while I was looking for good quake demos to watch

First speedrunning demo?
Easy run of e2m3 in :50, submitted to Muad'Dib's page long time ago

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of)?
Easy run of e1m3 in :38 for the Quake done Quick lite project

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from others?
Nightmare 100% of E1M6 in :53 by Peter Horvath
Just about any Peter Horvath run in the upcoming Quake done 100% Quick lite project

Favorite player (overall/runs/100%/marathon/coop)?
Peter Horvath. Yeah, I know Markus is the king of speed and the fastest around, but Peter is simply the best all-rounder I've seen, capable of producing fast runs and performing many tough tricks and have the endurance to do everything to perfection through an entire map

Favorite trick in a demo?
Double vore-ball jump by Evan on E3M6 back before the days of bunny-hopping

Favorite QdQ release?

Favorite original Quake map?
E1M3. No other map has provided so much challenge to speed runners

Favorite custom map?
Hip1M3. I hardly look at custom maps, really

Most annoying monster/map?

Do you like Doom/Quake2/Q3A?
Doom? Yeah baby. Hey, I was camping at the ftp site on 10th December 1993. If that date is not significant to you, then you're not worthy :)
Quake 2, yeah, but not for long. Only kept it around just to co-ordinate and watch the runs for Quake 2 done Quick Too and to take care of the Quake 2 section of Speed Demos Archive. I played Q3Test, but grew bored of it and didn't get Quake3 Arena

What do you think of Quake now?
The only reason I keep it around now is to watch speed runs. And that's a good enough reason to keep it around for a few more years :)

Quake Purity Test score? link

Anything else you want to add here?


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