If you are a fan of classic board games, then you must have played Classic Quake quite a lot. In case if you were thinking of throwing the games away or exchanging them for some new ones, then hold that thought for a while because now you will be able to play the game on Linux. The good news is that it plays even better in Linux because of the high resolution screen making the graphics look even better and the operation is smoother than before. The best part is that it doesn’t crash so you can play the game without any interruption.
The Classic Quake game play
There are multiple levels in the game with enemies hidden all around, if you are unmindful for a second you are finished. In this first person shooter game, the gamers used to get so involved that they would just keep on playing the game for hours. It was and still is a highly addictive game with excellent soundtrack by the famous Sonic Mayhem. In Quake 1 and Quake 2 you have the option to go online and play with other players who are there. The graphics quality was excellent at that period of time that is during the 1996 but if you compare it to other games that are there now, you will see that it is still of high quality if you are playing it on Linux.
Installing the Classic Quake Game on Linux
If you are still the owner of the original disk, then you won’t face any problem in installing the game on Linux. You just have to follow the steps and you will be done with the installation real fast and simple.
- You have to first start with the dark places package, install it first with package manager that is your favorite
- Now it is the time of the game file creation, that you will have to copy from the CD of Quake
- You now need to copy the PAK0.PAK, PAK1.PAK and config.cfg files from
WINQUAKE > Data > ID1directory that you will find on the CD of Quake and paste it onto the game directory that you have created and named quake / id1
- Another important thing that you must remember to do is that you need to change QUAKE / ID1 in lowercase that is quake / id1 else your game won’t be running.
When you are done with the process, you will see that the game starts in exactly the same way that it used to do. It will first come up with demo video and as usual you have to take the help of Esc key in order to bring up the menu page where you will find the options to manipulate video settings, sound and all other control options to suit your game play. This is how you can download the Quake 1 game play. Start playing the game once again and if you are a pro then go online and beat other players who are there.