<° Gamers: Quake natively on Linux

Quake is, without a doubt, one of the great classics of videogames, something normal considering that after him this Id Software, creator of other myths such as Doom o Castle wofstein, in addition to releasing some of its engines after some years, as recently happened with that of Doom 3.

In this article I will teach how to play the first Quake natively in Linux.

For this we will need two things: the game engine and the original files (on the Internet you can find the Shareware version if you want to try it before)

The engine in question is dark places, an engine improved from the original, which among other things improves the graphics, even a package that improves the graphics is even available on the Internet.

To install it we can either search in the repositories of our distro (Ubuntu has a package in its repositories and in Arch we can do it from AUR) or we can download the package with the source code from here!.

Once the engine is installed, we only need the files of the Quake original that you can buy or download the demo here. There is a way to get it for free, like I said before, with ShareWare, but we can't link them because Quake it is not officially distributed for free. Once we have the game we copy all the contents of the folder to the folder id1 (if it does not exist, then we create it within the directory where we have Quake) to / usr / share / quake and execute darkplaces (or darkplaces-sdl if you use the package AUR) and now we can play Quake.

Note: If we get a black window saying that it cannot find the game, or we want to use another path, the following command will suffice (without adding id1 at the end):

darkplaces -basedir /ruta/al/juego

I leave you with some captures taken by me:

You can download the demo or buy the game from your official website.
As a final note, I recommend this page full of material, mods, etc. from the first Quake: QuakeOne

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  1.   FerreryGuardia said

    When is the Neverwinter Nights for?

    1.    dwarf said

      That is much more tedious to install, but we will try.

  2.   dwarf said

    It should be noted that it is not the only ID Software game that we can play on Linux 😉

    I am researching some interesting things to put hahaha

  3.   Perseus said

    Thanks friend for the data, as soon as I can test it, doubt, for Quake II it would be the same procedure?


  4.   rudolph alexander said

    I remember Quake when it came out I played it in Ms-Dos, haha ​​good game, honestly, well ID Software always leave the option to play in Linux, well now I see if I finish Doom 3 since I never managed to finish it, greetings.

    1.    sieg84 said

      Spend it at Nightmare!
      I'm not a fan of fps games, but I've been through that many times on that difficulty.
      I still scream when one of the enemies surprises me.

  5.   Carlos said

    Excellent!!! How good that in Linux they also give us a place to gamers. It would be great if posts like this appear from time to time. I even dare to suggest a section «Games for Linux» on desdelinux.net, it would be a wonder 🙂

    Cheers! I love <° Linux

  6.   Juan Carlos said

    eye! which changes the display setting to 640 x 480; then you have to reconfigure it. It happened to me on the laptop, when I closed the game the screen was disgusting.


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