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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:
  
[http://www.amazon.com/QUAKE-Windows/dp/B000H1AGA6 Amazon] (don't forget to check your local branch)
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*[http://www.amazon.com/QUAKE-Windows/dp/B000H1AGA6 Amazon.com: QUAKE: Windows: Video Games]
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*[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]
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*[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Atari-Replay-Quake-Jewel-Case/dp/B00004YNT4 Replay Quake (Jewel Case): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games]
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*[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)
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*[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://store.steampowered.com/app/2310/ Steam] (Warning: It does not include the excellent soundtrack, you would be missing a lot)
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*[http://store.steampowered.com/app/2310/ Steam] (Warning: It does not include the excellent soundtrack, you would be missing a lot)
  
[http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake/index.php?game_section=buy id Software]
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*[http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake/index.php?game_section=buy id Software]
  
 
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).
 
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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===Installing Quake===
 
===Installing Quake===
  
* windows, dos
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* windows
* mac/linux -- get a port!
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*dos
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* mac -- get a port!
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*[http://www.mobygames.com/game/linux/quake-the-offering Quake: The Offering for Linux - MobyGames:]
  
 
===Patching Quake===
 
===Patching Quake===

Revision as of 14:29, 7 June 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

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 soundtrack is on it, so at least you got something for your money).

  • shareware version

Installing Quake

Patching Quake

Running Quake

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