Editing Getting Started (section) From Quake Wiki Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! ==Getting Quake== You have several options for getting Quake. The '''only''' legal way to get the required file ''pak0.pak'' is to get one of the official distributions. This will also give you at least one basic engine, and maybe also the soundtrack, and maybe also ''pak1.pak''. To get an official distribution, you can either buy a CD-ROM or commercial downloadable edition, or you can freely download the shareware edition. Either way, you can freely download and use alternative engines if you don't like or can't use whatever engines you get with the official distribution. ===Buy Quake on CD-ROM=== One way to get an official distribution of Quake is to buy it on CD-ROM, which will include at least one basic but well-tested engine, the soundtrack, and ''pak0.pak'' (and ''pak1.pak'', as long as you don't get a shareware CD). Apart from rummaging your favourite market of used goods (flea market, friends, random online communities) you can get Quake CDs from these vendors: *[http://www.amazon.com/QUAKE-Windows/dp/B000H1AGA6 Amazon.com: QUAKE: Windows: Video Games] *[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Quake-II-III-PC/dp/B00005RW1V Ultimate Quake: Includes I,II and III (PC CD): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games] *[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Atari-Replay-Quake-Jewel-Case/dp/B00004YNT4 Replay Quake (Jewel Case): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games] *[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Atari-Replay-Quake-Box/dp/B00004YNT5 Replay Quake (Box): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games] *[http://video-games.shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQPlatformZPCQQ_dmptZVideoQ5fGamesQ5fGamesQQ_sopZ12?_nkw=quake+-%22quake+4%22+-%22quake+IV%22+-%22quake+3%22+-%22quake+2%22+-%22quake+II%22+-%22quake+III%22+-%22quake+wars%22+-etqw+-territory+-arena+-64+-saturn&_sacat=1249&_trksid=m270&_odkw=quake+-%22quake+4%22+-%22quake+IV%22+-%22quake+3%22+-%22quake+2%22+-%22quake+II%22+-%22quake+III%22+-%22quake+wars%22+-etqw+-territory+-arena+-64 Ebay] (don't forget to check your local branch) *[http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake/index.php?game_section=buy id Software] *''Quake: The Offering'' is the retail edition for Linux, released in 1998. Be careful that you don't accidentally buy a shareware disc. The shareware edition is useful, but there's no need to pay for it; it's free to download. However, the soundtrack is on the shareware disc and isn't available elsewhere (legally), so if you did happen to get the wrong disc, at least you'd have gotten something for your money. ===Buy the Steam edition of Quake=== Since August 2007, an official release of the full/registered Quake has been available on Steam (steampowered.com). Steam is a vendor which allows you to pay to download a Win2K/XP/Vista edition of Quake which includes four official engines: WinQuake, QuakeWorld, GLQuake, and GLQuakeWorld. This edition does ''not'' include the soundtrack. * [http://store.steampowered.com/app/2310/ Quake on Steam] ===Download the shareware edition of Quake=== Another way to get an official release of Quake is to download the shareware edition. The only restriction in this edition, besides no soundtrack, is you won't have access to the Episodes 2-4 portions of the original single-player game. Those require ''pak1.pak'', which you only get with the 'registered'/commercial edition. * [ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake/quake106.zip quake106.zip] - Quake 1.06 shareware edition; contains ''resource.1'', which is an lh5 LZH-encoded archive (LHA) containing the actual game files, including ''ID1\pak0.pak''. The zip contains an installer program (''deice.exe'') for DOS/Win32 which unpacks the entire archive, and a script (''install.bat'') which runs the installer and then tries to launch the DOS Quake engine. If you can't/don't want to run these, use an lh5-compatible LHA extractor like [http://www2.nsknet.or.jp/~micco/english/lhmelt_e.htm LHmelting] to extract what you need from ''resource.1''. Some multi-format archivers/extractors may also work. Summary: Please note that all contributions to Quake Wiki are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or later (see Quake Wiki:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission! To edit this page, please answer the question that appears below (more info): Who created the Quake Soundtrack (Hint: In three uppercase letters)? Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "http://quakewiki.org/wiki/Getting_Started"