Archive of Custom Quake III Character Models

Back in the day, Polycount was the place Modelers gathered to discuss and share models.  As a result is was a treasure trove of models for Q3 mappers to utilize.  Sometime in 2006 the site changed and eventually the q3 community-driven content has seemed to all but vanish.  However, I stumbled across the IOQuake3 site again.  And much to my pleasant suprise I found a dump of the old Polycount Q3 character models!

And here's an archived page detailing how to create models for Quake 3 Arena.

Removing Sealed Site Columns from SharePoint Lists

You may come across an issue where you need to remove a site column from a Site Content Type associated with a list, which of course is not possible using the native GUI (no remove button).

Instead you need to use the Sharepoint Management Shell to remove the offending field.

  1. Logon to the SharePoint Server.
  2. Run Sharepoint Management Shell as Administrator
  3. swap out the following with your information and run it in Sharepoint Management Shell.
$web = Get-SPWeb http://host.domain/sites/sitename
$list = $web.Lists["List Name Here"]
$field = $list.Fields["Field Name Here"]
$field.AllowDeletion = “true”
$field.Sealed = “false”

If you are having issues, you can try double checking some alternate names of your field using the following:

$web = Get-SPWeb http://host.domain/sites/sitenamehere
$web.AvailableFields.SchemaXml | Out-File c:\temp\fields.txt

You will be looking for the correlating Field ID of your field name.  For example, if im looking for "Description", id find this string:

<Field ID="{34A72E09-3CA6-4931-B2E3-F81C40BB87BD}" Name="RoutingRuleDescription" StaticName="RoutingRuleDescription" SourceID="" Group="Document and Record Management Columns" DisplayName="Description" Type="Text" Required="TRUE" CanToggleHidden="TRUE" Sealed="TRUE" MaxLength="255" ShowInDisplayForm="FALSE" Version="3" Description="Provide a description." />



BioShock Infinite: Beast of America Trailer

February 26th 2013 cannot come soon enough!  The BioShock Infinite video game trailers are amazing.  I've been a fan of the series ever since the release of the original BioShock, back in 2007.  Trailers like these exhibit that there still is, indeed, no shortage of creativity over at Irrational Games.

WildWest Mod: 10th Anniversary News

The WildWest was the first MOD created for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, nearly 10 years ago to the date (October 22, 2002).  It's creators, Hewster and B0ltyB0y were pioneers in the RtCW mapping/modding scene.  One of the original goals was to create as near as possible a Total Conversion MOD from the start, using as little RtCW content as possible (baring the sdk of course). This would turn out to come in handy years later.  The RTCW source code was released under GPL on August 12, 2010.  Since that time, a small (but dedicated) following has been waiting for the inevitable; a new and Free release of The WildWest – as a stand-alone game.

WW: El Paso
Currently a WW RC is in the beta stages, but I already had a chance to run around on an old familiar map… El Paso.  The original was created by Mario "DeadKennedy" Messer, for Western Quake III.  With the assistance of Hewster, Ringo, and countless others, we converted the map over to the WildWest – and I heavily modified it from there.  Although I would not take credit for the original map, I am pleased to see "something" I worked on will be apart of a published game, and will be freely available for anyone to download and play.
In fact, I'm considering the re-installion of GTKRadiant… 
We'll see.  🙂

Activating Windows 8 Enterprise

Depending on a number of factors, you may be faced with a similar issue.  In a nutshell, the native UI in Windows 8 informs you that it is unable to activate windows right now, please try again later.  After some digging around, I realized that I never actually entered my key during setup, and maybe that was the underlying issue.

Problem is; there is no easy way to input your key in the Windows 8 UI.  But there is a simple enough workaround:

Activating Windows 8


  • Open Start Menu.
  • Type "run" and press enter to invoke it.
  • Type "slui 3" and press enter.
  • Enter your product key and Activate.
  • Done!


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