Chris 'Ryback' Ratcliff

1. General information

Your name:
Chris Ratcliff
You live in (city & country):
Bendigo, Australia
Your birthdate (or age):
Your occupation/job/studies:
Some jobs here, some jobs there. A listless graduate.
Your hobbies:
Um, lots of stuff
Anything you want to add here (about yourself):

2. DOOM-related information

Your DOOM config (key bindings, controllers):
Keyboard only: left, right, up, down - 4, 6, 8, 2 strafe left - 1 strafe right - 3 fire - ctrl open - / strafe on - . Autorun is set with joyb_speed.
Size of DOOM directory on your HD:
It's spread over about seven directories, but all up I've got around 1.4gig of Doom materials on my HD. Jesus.
First contact to COMPET-N (when, how etc.):
In October '97 I saw a story on Doomworld about Panter's Nightmare run.
First COMPET-N demo:
Favourite COMPET-N demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of):
I'm not that proud of many of them, most of my demos are pretty slow and I just uploaded anything that was a record. pa15-315 is one of my favorites because it was such a hardworked demo, and I am quite fond of my recent 30nm :)
Favourite COMPET-N demo(s) from others:
Henning's 30nm3413. Sedlo's pl12-010. Adam's LV07 demos. But it's just too hard to pick a favorite demo, let alone a favorite player. Vile, Anders, Henning, Vince, Radek, Panter, Adam, Adam, Yonatan, Peo, Anthe, Demonlord, Kai-Uwe (I hope I'm making my point here Also, just because a demo is faster doesn't mean it's better to watch. I like some of the earliest Compet-N demos purely for their focus on style rather than raw speed. The Doom2 TGM collection is a great example of this...
Favourite DOOM or DOOM2 map:
e4m6 and LV17. Romero is still the best.
Favourite TC/megawad:
Hell Revealed, too much fun to be legal. Though Scythe would have to be up there too.
Do you like Quake?
mouselook. Nuff said :)
What do you think of DOOM now?
I still think this game rules.
Anything you want to add here:
Me sleepy.

Last time I checked Ryback was in the all time top 10 for most single player demos produced. He's done loads of demos for each category and all of the WADs. Especially -fast demos, anyone remember the HR -fast ones? well you should check them out. These are remarkable achievements by a keyboarder, which he recently crowned with a DOOM2 NightMare Run - pretty much the pinnacle of keyboard playing in DOOM.

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