Quake

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 -width <pixels>.

Mouse control and better graphics

Adjust QUAKE\ID1\AUTOEXEC.CFG:

 +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

Quake II

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.

Better graphics

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"