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Darkplaces Quake Guide

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    Quake has a long history since it first arrived in 1996. The first full 3 Dimensional game that required a video card to run in all its beauty.
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    Today Quake has countless mods and total conversions. The Darkplaces engine allows you to play the original Quake with some very new improvements.

    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darkplaces Quake in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Quake. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 16 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Note: The only reason we are using PlayOnLinux is to install Quake so we can retrieve the pak files from the CD. If you already have Quake installed in Windows then skip the Wine and PlayOnLinux steps and go right to the "Quake Installation" steps.

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    We wil not be playing Quake in PlayOnLinux, these steps are necessary to get the pak files from the installation.

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: quake
    Click Next
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    Check one option:
    Use another version of Wine

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32-bit windows installation"
    Click Next
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    At this point the setup.exe from the Quake CD-ROM will fail.
    Click Cancel
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    Installing Quake

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Click Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Quake CD-ROM
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Install

    Click Yes

    Click Next

    Installing...

    Click No

    Setup complete
    Click No
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    Winsock IPX bind failed
    Click OK
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    Now we have Quake installed and can retrieve the pak files.

    Installing Darkplaces Engine

    Go To: http://www.icculus.org/twilight/darkplaces/download.html
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    Click "DarkPlaces engine Windows/Linux/Mac OpenGL build 20130304"

    Navigat to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Open darkplacesengine20130304.zip in your archive manager
    Click Extract
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    Extract to your home folder in a new folder
    Name the folder "Darkplaces"
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    Extraction Successful
    Click Close
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    Navigate to your new Darkplaces folder
    Create a new folder
    Name it: id1
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    Navigate to the Quake program folder
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/quake/drive_c/Program Files/ID Software/Quake/ID1
    Note: Replace "username" with your login

    Copy both pak files to your new id1 folder
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    Installing libraries

    When I initially launched Darkplaces Quake, I received and error about libjpeg.so.62
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    Launch your package manager
    I used Synaptics Package Manager (Ubuntu/Mint)
    Search for libjpeg62
    Check it and click Apply
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    Click Apply
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    Now you can launch the original Quake in the new Darkplaces Engine
    Launch Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
    Type:
    Code:
    cd /home/username/darkplaces
    Press Enter

    Type:
    Code:
    ./darkplaces-linux-x86_64-sdl
    (64-bit Version)
    Press Enter

    or
    Type:
    Code:
    ./darkplaces-linux-686-sdl
    (32-bit Version)
    Press Enter
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    Texture Mods

    Obviously this guide is about the new texture mods for Quake

    Warning!
    All textures and lighting enabled will require a desktop and a modern video card to run Quake.

    Go To: http://qrp.quakeone.com/downloads/
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    Click "Map textures v. 1.00"

    Download both "map textures v.1.00" and "Normal map tex. add-on v.1.00"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Click Save
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    Also, Click on "Item textures v.0.73"
    Download "item textures v.0.73 (Darkplaces)"
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Extract all of the pak files to your new "id1" folder in /home/username/darkplaces/id1

    Launching Quake

    Open Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T

    Navigate to your darkplaces folder
    Type:
    Code:
    cd /home/username/darkplaces
    Press Enter

    Type:
    Code:
    ./darkplaces-linux-x86_64-sdl
    (64-bit Version)
    Press Enter

    or
    Type:
    Code:
    ./darkplaces-linux-686-sdl
    (32-bit Version)
    Press Enter

    Press the ESC button
    Use Arrows to select Options
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    Darkplaces includes a bunch of new video, effects and lighting options
    Lighting on Full will turn on all the "Eye Candy"

    Click "Change Video Mode"
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    Increase the resolution to match your screen
    Adjust antialiasing, anisotropic filter and texture quality
    Click Apply
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    Select Effects & Lighting presets
    or
    Click "Customize Effects"
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    "Customize Lighting"
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    Start a new game and Enjoy!

    Conclusion:
    Darkplaces Quake ran at an even 20 frames per second with all the "eye-candy" turned on. This was with my GeForce 550 Ti (Nvidia 319 drivers). As you can see its absolutely beautiful!
    The textures are even higher quality than many AAA games released, but at the expense of your GPU processing.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

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