Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quake 1 [DirectQ]

Press F2 Depth Crosshair [Default]
Press F3 Further Depth Crosshair
Press F4 To Disable Crosshair

MMM.. polygons. Surprised this worked lol.

Required installation instructions.
Install Quake 1[Shareware]
Install DirectQ[Same folder location as quake]
Install SHADEROVERRIDE[Same folder location as quake]
Launch DirectQ.exe
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  1. Great finding! Didn't know about DirectQ, thanks eqzitara :)

  2. Definitely going to try this out, thanks. I had a lot of fun replaying Descent 3, I like my oldies, though Tomb Raider has all my attention right now. Now there's a thought TR1 in 3D, that would bring back memories...

  3. Dang, Quake does not install on Win64... I tried a few compatibility settings but its a no go for me :-( I'm wondering if there is a way to install it from the original CD by copying data files, but using the new DirectQ exe? That's how Descent was installed.

    1. Windows 7 64? or Windows 8 64?

      Works fine windows 7 here.

    2. Win 7 64. Interesting that it installs for you... Hmmm. I went to your link above, downloaded the Quake demo (though I do have the original on CD), ran the "install.bat" and when it tries to run "deice.exe" I get the following message: "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."

    3. Nevermind, got it working. Same trick as for Descent. Use WinRar to open up the "resource.1" file, extract it, copy DirectQ.exe to the same place and it all works :-)

    4. Yea, I put up wrong installer anyways I just realized.

    5. One very last thing - the CRC for the file with the demo (from the link you post above) is different, so the file you provide needs to be renamed (at least for me ) to CA13E9AF.txt. Then works great :-)

  4. Hi!

    I made a thread at quakeone.com recently about Higher qualitity 3D vision compatible... http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-talk/quake-central/10257-real-quake-1-3d.html.

    Also for a great Quake Video Collection see below.


    Q -Mark [0!0]

    Qracker Jack Quake

    Gather Quake Archives

  5. the link seems to be dead and I cant find directQ anywhere!!!!! :(

    1. http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-help/quake-clients/10005-directq-collection.html

  6. Hi Helixmod, the link to install DirectQ are broken, repair it please, thank you for all.

    1. use this link:
      use the latest version:
      DirectQ 1.9.0 Executable.zip 2012-Feb-18 18:41:43 423.0K application/zip
      Enjoy the strange realms and beasts ... in 3D!