Tom Nguyen

General Information

You live in (city & country)?
Sydney area, Australia

Your birthdate (or age)?
20th August, 1986

Your occupation/job/studies?
Fine Arts

Your hobbies?
Running, drawing, writing drum tabs, drumming and thinking alot.

Your email/icq/mirc/homepage?
ltk323 @

Your music taste?
All the deep stuff, spans all genres. Picky selection, but mostly composers.

Anything you want to add here (about yourself)?

Quake-related Information

Your nickname (story behind it)?
It was a noise my relative made when exaggerating.

Your Quake config (key bindings, etc.)?
WASD - movement
space, E, F, R, Q, V, 4 - SG, SSG, GL, RL, lightning, SNG, NG
B - record
left click, right click - shoot, jump
cl_forward,back,sidespeed - 200, 400, 350
sensitivity 5
r_fullbright 0
all movement/hit jags and that turned off
inverted mouse

Size of Quake directory on your HD?
1.5 gigs and counting.

Your computer (processor/videocard etc.)?
Intel Celeron 500Mhz, Nvidia TNT2 card, 512 Ram

Quake settings (resolution, version etc.)?
640x480 fullscreen, current NormalGL with iD Gamma

First contact to speedrunning (when, how etc.)?
2004, when they were mentioned in a pc magazine. it looked like a good reason to play quake again, so i checked out the latest nightmare run, qdqwav. absolutely jaw-dropping, since it was the first time i ever saw the famous bhop and rj in action.

First speedrunning demo?
tr5_125 ER. Didn't know what I was missing until I was informed it was already beaten by a whole minute!

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of)?
e1m6_tom, e1m1_tom, e1m2_031 careful, e4m6_109 careful, k100_022, fmb100_341, e4m7_229 and end_243 come to mind

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from others?
Huge list, that one! Mostly demos from Horvath, Connor, Jozsef, Stubby, Mandel, Midas... yeah, too many to list :)

Favorite player (overall/runs/100%/marathon/coop)?
Peter Horvath

Favorite trick in a demo?
Horvath's GJ+Spawn boost combo for the e4m3 NR

Favorite QdQ release?
DotG, and Qd100Ql2 and QdQwavp2 when they're released.

Favorite original Quake map?
e1m2 and e4m7

Favorite custom map?
fmb100. The EH is always a good muck-around.

Most annoying monster/map?
Depends alot. All monsters on e3m5_chopped gave me the most trouble.

Do you like Doom/Quake2/Q3A?
It's alright/Action Quake 2/Yep

What do you think of Quake now?
Never gets boring.

Quake Purity Test score? link

Anything else you want to add here?
No, not at the moment.


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