Editing Quake 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! '''Quake''' is the first game in the Quake series. In the game, the player is cast as a [[slipgate]] explorer, travelling between different dimensions, battling hordes of zombies, demons and various [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H_P_Lovecraft Lovecraftian] monsters in order to save mankind from [[Shub-Niggurath]], the final boss of the game. Quake is notable as one of the first fully 3D games with lighting and texturing, made possible by the technical mastery of the [[id Software]] programmers. The Quake game engine was later updated to take advantage of OpenGL accelerator cards when id released [[GLQuake]], which allowed players with supported cards to run the game with more visual effects and at smoother frame-rates than when using the software renderer. As with id Software's previous series, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_(video_game) Doom], Quake featured a networked multiplayer [[Deathmatch|deathmatch]] mode, which was subsequently improved to run more smoothly over the internet with [[QuakeWorld]]. Online play became immensely popular, and many [[Mod|mods]] were released that changed the gameplay significantly, often focussing on [[Teamplay|teamplay]], such as the popular [[Team Fortress]] and [[Capture the Flag]] mods. The game received much acclaim on release and its commercial success led to several sequels, starting with [[Quake II]], which abandoned the Gothic styling of the original for a science fiction theme. Quake has since been recognized as one of the greatest achievements of the video game industry, influencing games that came after it, as well as helping to popularise user made content such as custom levels, mods and [[Machinima|machinima]]. ==History and Development== ==Plot== :''Main article: [[Quake story]]'' ==Gameplay== ==Community== ===Modifications=== :''Main article: [[Modifications]]'' ===Custom levels=== :''Main article: [[Custom levels]]'' Shortly after the release of Quake, id Software released [[QuakeEd]], the tool that they used to make Quake's levels with. Although QuakeEd was not useful to most people as it was released, since it was made for the powerful [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXT NeXT] workstations that id used to develop the game on, it wasn't long before other editors that ran on Windows were released. This allowed gamers to start making their own levels and releasing them on the internet for other owners of the game to play. Although the early levels released by amateur level designers were generally below the standard of the maps included with the game, as the tools improved and designers got more experienced and began to understand how everything worked, maps that equaled and in some cases exceeded the standards set by id became common. Quake levels released today are often far more complex than anything id could have ever made, due to more powerful computers for compiling and playing the levels, much improved tools, better engines and the hindsight and experience having the game for over 20 years brings. ===Speedrunning=== :''Main article: [[Speedrunning]]'' ==Release and sales== ==Critical Reception== ==Legacy== <!-- This is copied from doomwiki.org's Doom page. This is an example of what kind of things we should add to this page. http://doomwiki.org/wiki/Doom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_(video_game)#Reception Contents [hide] 1 History and development 2 Story 3 Gameplay 4 Release and sales 5 Extensibility 6 Negative reaction 7 Legal issues in Germany 8 Legacy 9 Episodes 10 Weapons 11 Monsters 12 See also 13 Sources 14 References 15 External links --> ---- ''This article is currently pending a significant rewrite due to its importance for the wiki, expect the current page to change drastically.'' [[Category:Games]] 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/Quake"