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One way to get Quake is to buy it on CD-ROM.
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Apart from rummaging your favourite market of used goods (flea market, friends, random online communities) you can get Quake at:
 
Apart from rummaging your favourite market of used goods (flea market, friends, random online communities) you can get Quake at:
  
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Be careful that you do not accidentally buy a shareware disc (the soundtrack is on it, so at least you got something for your money).
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Be careful that you do not accidentally buy a shareware disc. The shareware edition is still 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.
 
 
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===Installing Quake===
 
===Installing Quake===

Revision as of 05:14, 7 July 2009

This should be a one-page quick-start guide to getting, installing, and actually running the game, with links to other pages with further information.

Getting Quake

Where to buy Quake

One way to get Quake is to buy it on CD-ROM.

Apart from rummaging your favourite market of used goods (flea market, friends, random online communities) you can get Quake at:

  • Ebay (don't forget to check your local branch)
  • Steam (Warning: It does not include the excellent soundtrack, you would be missing a lot)

Be careful that you do not accidentally buy a shareware disc. The shareware edition is still 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.

Installing Quake

Patching Quake

Running Quake

  • basic batch file/shortcut with some standard command line stuff
  • system requirements/video card weirdness