View source for Getting Started From Quake Wiki ← Getting Started You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Administrators. You can view and copy the source of this page. ==Overview== This is a quick-start guide to getting, installing, and actually running the game. ===Components=== Quake consists of three parts: * A platform-specific Quake [[Engines|engine]], which is the program you run to actually play Quake. * The platform-independent game data archives ''[[pak0.pak]]'' (required, contains the game code, main content and the levels of the first episode of the game) and ''[[pak1.pak]]'' (optional, contains the three later episodes as well as their monsters). * The [[Quake Soundtrack|soundtrack]], which exists as audio tracks on the original Quake CD-ROM, which you can leave in your drive while you play. The soundtrack is optional. Modern engines usually support playing the soundtrack from files instead of the CD-ROM. Therefore, a minimal installation of Quake consists of just ''pak0.pak'' and a single Quake engine. There are many engines to choose from, each with different features and platform (hardware + operating system) requirements. The [[Engines|engines]] article discusses the options in more detail. Return to Getting Started. Retrieved from "http://quakewiki.org/wiki/Getting_Started"