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Quake, QuakeWorld and Quake II are tremendously popular 3D action games developed by id Software.
If you're not familiar with the Quake games, there are better places than this HOWTO to learn about the basics. See section Other Sources of Information below for a list of some of these better places.
This document assumes you have Linux up and running, and in some cases the X Window System as well. X is not required to run these games, but it's a nice way to test a basic installation. If you are not running X, you may safely skip over any references to it.
Sections of this document that were updated in the last revision have a ** after the section heading. Sections updated in the revision prior to the last are marked with a ++.
This document certainly does not contain everything there is to know about Linux Quake. With your help, though, we can bring it closer to that ideal. We want this HOWTO to be as complete and accurate as possible, so if you notice mistakes or omissions, please bring them to our attention.
Questions, comments, or corrections should be sent to Bob Zimbinski ( ) or Mike Hallock ( ). Constructive criticism is welcome. Flames are not.
The original version of this document was written by Brett A.Thomas and Mike Hallock . Bob Zimbinski rewrote and expanded the original document.
Special thanks to the following people for bringing us Quake for Linux:
- John Carmack and the rest of id Software for these great games.
- Dave 'Zoid' Kirsch for the Linux ports.
- Dave Taylor for starting this whole wacky Linux port business.
- Daryll Strauss for the Linux glide ports.
- Brian Paul for the Mesa graphics library.
- David Bucciarelli ( ) for the Mesa/glide driver.
Thanks to the following people for contributions to this Howto:
- Mike Brunson ( ) for the vid_restart tip.
- Joey Hess ( ) for info on running svga & gl games from X
- Joe S. ( ) for a steaming pile of suggestions
- Brad Lambert ( ) for the
- agx ( ) for Quake installation info and pointing out QIPX.
- Derrik Pates ( ) for making me think about security.
- Michael Dwyer ( ) for the "OS considerations" ideas.
- Derek Simkowiak ( ) for the Quake I CD installation procedure.
- sunstorm ( ) Quake Mission Pack 2 information.
- Neil Marshall ( ) for screen info.
Linux-Specific Quake Information **
- LQ:Linux Quake & Utilites http://www.linuxquake.com/.
- Linux Quake Page http://captured.com/threewave/linux/
- QuakeWorld.net http://www.quakeworld.net
General Quake Information
- id Software http://www.idsoftware.com
- PlanetQuake http://www.planetquake.com
- QuakeWorld Central http://qwcentral.stomped.com
- 3Dfx's GL Quake FAQ (somewhat out of date) http://www.3dfx.com/game_dev/quake_faq.html
- Farenheit 176 Console Command Listing http://www.planetquake.com/f176
- rec.games.computer.quake.* newsgroups
Linux Gaming Information
- LinuxGames http://www.linuxgames.com/
- The Linux Game Tome http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/tlau/tome/linux-game.html
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