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Quake Live Guide

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  • by booman, May 22, 2015 at 1:22 PM
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    Quake Live is the edition of Quake 3 Arena online. There are many new levels, weapons and players across the world to frag.

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    Quake Live is now only available via Steam and is no longer free-to-play

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    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

    Download Quake Live Launcher

    Quake Live Launcher no longer works through the website, it is now hosted by Steam

    Go To: http://www.quakelive.com/#!launcher
    Click Download
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    Save to a folder on your desktop
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    Click Register Now
    Register your account so you can play online
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    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: quakelive
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080 (enter the maximum size your monitor allows)
    Click OK
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    Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check the following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet20
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse
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    Select "QuakeLiveSetup_###.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click "I Agree"
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    Uncheck "Start Menu Shortcut"
    Uncheck "Desktop Shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Run Quake Live"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Launcher"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Quake Live
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Quake Live"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Quake Live

    Select Quake Live
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Enter your account information and credentials
    Click Play
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    Quake Live will download the entire game
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    Click Play
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    Quake Live always crashed the first time I launched
    Ignore any errors
    Go back to PlayOnLinux and launch again

    Safe Mode
    Click Yes
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    Now it should launch perfectly

    Conclusion:
    Once I ran Quake Live in "Safe Mode" everything worked perfectly. I was able to do a practice match or join a live match and play without any bugs or frame stutters. The game automatically adjusted the resolutio to match my virtual desktop. So the game always appeared full-screen.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2016

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