Markus Taipale

General Information

You live in (city & country)?
Lappeenranta, Finland

Your birthdate (or age)?
August 3rd 1976

Your occupation/job/studies?
Nothing at the moment

Your hobbies?
Computers, playing guitar

Your email/icq/mirc/homepage?
ICQ: It exists but I'm not using it now

Your music taste?
It isn't focused on any specific genre

Anything you want to add here (about yourself)?
I'll add a picture here when I get one

Quake-related Information

Your nickname (story behind it)?
Excuse me but the story is too worthless to be told

Your Quake config (key bindings, etc.)?

MOUSE1=fires all other weapons
MOUSE3=fires GL
MOUSE2=fires RL

Size of Quake directory on your HD?
213MB - But the size doesn't really matter :)

Your computer (processor/videocard etc.)?
AMD Duron 750MHz
Creative Geforce2MX

Quake settings (resolution, version etc.)?
GLQuake v0.97 640x480

First contact to speedrunning (when, how etc.)?
It was when Ville made me watch Perkele's E1M3_035 NR. It wasn't until I saw tRR that I started running myself

First speedrunning demo?
E2M2_106 Easy 100% - OMFG how it took a long time to record... =)

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of)?
E1M6_009 ER
E4M5_010 NR
E1M3_024 NR
E1M7 & E4M3 runs

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from others?
Ilkka and Peter mostly are behind those. There are too many to be mentioned here

Favorite player (overall/runs/100%/marathon/coop)?
Runs: Ilkka/Peter/Attila
100%: Peter
Marathon: Marlo
Coop: Attila/Peter

Favorite trick in a demo?
The unique double-fiend-boost in E1M4_019 NR by Ilkka

Favorite QdQ release?
Scourge done Slick lite

Favorite original Quake map?
I like running on most of them, I don't have any favorite

Favorite custom map?
The Mining Complex

Most annoying monster/map?
The fiend is the most annoying monster. Most maps are annoying only on nightmare skill. E2M5 would be a good example of that

Do you like Doom/Quake2/Q3A?
I used to play Dooms quite a bit before Quake was released. I don't like Quake2 but I do play Q3A nowadays

What do you think of Quake now?
It is of course the best game for speedrunning

Quake Purity Test score? link

Anything else you want to add here?
I don't feel exactly like 86.5% Quake pure :)


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