Installing Quake on a modern PC
The original DOS based installer does not run on a 64 bit Windows system, so the game must be extracted using DOSBox. Now GLQuake, which runs fine even on Windows 10, can be installed in the extracted game directory.
The screen resolution can be set with the command line parameter
Mouse control and better graphics
+mlook crosshair 1 r_shadows 1 r_novis 1 r_wateralpha 0.75 gl_texturemode GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR gl_flashblend 0 gl_keeptjunctions 1 m_filter 1
Installing Quake II on a modern PC
If the installer
setup.exe will not even run in compatibility mode, the
install\data directory can simply be copied over to the hard disk.
- start the game once and set options and controls as desired
- download r1gl and extract into the main game directory
- add the following lines to the beginning of
set vid_ref "r1gl" set vid_forcewidth "1920" set vid_forceheight "1080" set gl_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "1" set gl_ext_max_anisotropy "16" set gl_ext_multisample "1" set gl_ext_samples "16" set gl_ext_texture_non_power_of_two "1" set gl_noscrap "1" set gl_overbrights "1" set gl_dlight_falloff "1" set gl_defertext "1"
- also, remove the existing
set vid_refline and change the
set gl_shadowsparameter to
- save and make the file write protected so it won’t be overwritten by the game