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For all the quake lovers out there: "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Etc
« on: December 03, 2011, 01:09:22 am »

Quake - 15 years on, "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Mac/Linux
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I've been browsing the latest graphical/sound quake mods recently, and have managed to put together a pretty neat build using LordHavoc's darkplaces, rygel's ultra textures packs, the reforged packs and a variety of Seven's mods, to play the original Quake.
The problem comes when you have to browse the quakeone forums, stumbling to find the posts which detail what cvars and what configs/files you have to overwrite etc in order to get each mod to work. I literally spent as much time getting the damn mods working as playing the game!
So, with that in mind, I've built together a pretty happy-looking build of quake original called 'epsilon' for everybody to download without getting into the hassle of config files and reading every post in the quakeone forums.


Take a look at the screenies below:






I've made two versions, one an 'Ultra' build for a halfway modern setup (dual core 2.5ghz and upwards, 2GB ram and upwards, geforce 7600GS and upwards),
as well as the 'Medium' build for lower spec machines with onboard video etc. Screenshots are from the "Ultra" edition.




'Ultra' Edition DOWNLOAD (3.24GB):
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7th Dec 2011:
(Slightly updated version - nothing major, just a few tweaks and updated packs)

quake_epsilion_ultra_07122011.zip.001 (1020MB) - Download
quake_epsilion_ultra_07122011.zip.002 (1020MB) - Download
quake_epsilion_ultra_07122011.zip.003 (1020MB) - Download
quake_epsilion_ultra_07122011.zip.004 (268MB) - Download



28th Nov 2011:

quake_epsilion_ultra_28112011.zip.001 (950MB) - Download - Alternative Download - Alternative Download 2
quake_epsilion_ultra_28112011.zip.002 (950MB) - Download - Alternative Download - Alternative Download 2
quake_epsilion_ultra_28112011.zip.003 (950MB) - Download - Alternative Download - Alternative Download 2
quake_epsilion_ultra_28112011.zip.004 (470MB) - Download - Alternative Download - Alternative Download 2




'Medium' Edition DOWNLOAD (1.3GB):
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7th Dec 2011:
(Slightly updated version - nothing major, just a few tweaks and updated packs)

quake_epsilion_medium_07122011.zip.001 (1020MB) - Download
quake_epsilion_medium_07122011.zip.002 (384MB) - Download



28th Nov 2011:

quake_epsilion_medium_28112011.zip.001 (800MB) - Download - Alternative Download
quake_epsilion_medium_28112011.zip.002 (419MB) - Download - Alternative Download





Installation and running:
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Just unzip the zip file to somewhere on your computer and run the "darkplaces" executable.
Go to options, select "Full Lighting" and hit enter, then go into video config and change your resolution to taste.
That's all!

I've included executables for Windows, Linux and Mac in these packs, so you should be able to run it on any of those (I've only tested in Windows- no guarantees for others).

Since these are multipart zip files, you'll need an unzipping program like 7-zip (freeware, Mac/Win/Linux) or similar to unzip.



Omitted Content:
=====----------

The download cannot include the full quake pak0.pak and pak1.pak files, for legal reasons (that'd be pra-riracy!), so I've put in the shareware quake pak0.pak (ie. the first quarter of the game) and you can buy full quake off of steam for about $5-$10 depending on the day, and grab the full-version pak0.pak and pak1.pak files from that. If you're using steam the pak0.pak & pak1.pak files will be in your steam/steamapps/common/quake/id1 folder.
Also for legal reasons, the download doesn't include the original NiN soundtrack, so I've included my own 'Diabolipak' music replacement pack which I hope you'll enjoy. You can always find the original soundtrack around if you really want it.



Performance notes:
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If you're running the 'ultra' build and you get performance issues in areas with stained-glass lighting, delete the ID1\zreflecting_overload.pk3 file. You lose the stained glass stuff, but get your FPS back.
Otherwise if you get performance issues, try going into the game's options/video config and either dropping resolution, antialiasing or anisotropic filtering down.



Sources & Thanks to:
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Darkplaces: http://icculus.org/twilight/darkplaces/index.html
Lava mod: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6113-dp-new-lava-thread.html
Sky replacement: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-help/quake-clients/5492-darkplaces-hd-remastering-packs-5.html#post80673
Mindgrid Audio upgrade: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-help/general-help/7511-where-mindgrid-audio.html
Explosive barrels upgrade: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6313-explosive-barrels.html
Small mod compilation: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6076-small-mod-compilation.html
Environment effects: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-help/quake-clients/6869-tut-creating-rain-snow-fog-darkplaces.html
Pretty water: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6094-dp-pretty-water-update.html
Reflecting overload: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/7734-quake-animated-reflecting-overload.html
Reforged (bestiary): http://quakeone.com/reforged/
Quake shareware: http://www.quakeone.com/q1files/downloads/quake-shareware-setup-beta099a.exe
Rygel's texturepacks: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-talk/quake-central/2778-my-texturepack-quake-darkplaces.html
Diabolipak music replacement: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/7802-diabolipak-alt-music-replacement-pack-quake.html
Shambler remodel: http://fredrikh.deviantart.com/art/Quake-Shambler-remodeled-168847712?qj=1&q=boost%3Apopular+quake&qo=369
Pentagram remodel: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/7809-pentagram-protection-remodel.html
Laser remodel: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6185-laser-remodel-skin.html
Effect-enabled powerups: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/7365-effect-enabled-powerups.html
Inkub's RTLights: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6465-inkub0-new-rtlights.html

Enjoy-
Matt (www.mastering.co.nz)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 10:09:25 am by metamorphosis » Logged
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Re: For all the quake lovers out there: "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Etc
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 01:09:42 am »

Mission Pack 1 - Scourge of Armagon - Epsilon Build Addon pack
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This requires both the Quake epsilon build above, the download below and a full version of Quake Mission pack 1 (Scourge of Armagon) - there are no shareware versions of the mission packs.



Screenies:






'Ultra' Edition DOWNLOAD (325MB):
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quake_epsilion_MP1_ultra_28112011.zip - Download - Alternative Download




'Medium' Edition DOWNLOAD (324MB):
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quake_epsilion_MP1_medium_28112011.zip - Download - Alternative Download



Installation and running:
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As mentioned you'll need the Quake epsilon build installed to your computer.
Download the addon pack zip above that matches your build (ultra or medium).
Unzip the zip file to your quake root directory (ie. not into the ID1 directory).
Copy the pak0.pak file from the "hipnotic" folder in your scourge of Armagon mission pack (which you (of course) own, having downloaded it through steam or ID software) to your quake epsilon build's "hipnotic" folder.
Then run the game by starting darkplaces with -hipnotic after the executable name. I've included a batch file (quake - scourge of Armagon.bat) to do this in windows, if you're on mac/linux, you'll need to figure it out for yourself.
Taadaa!


Omitted Content:
=====----------

For legal reasons I obviously can't include the scourge of Armagon pak0.pak or soundtrack in this pack. Usually it's about $2.50-$5 on steam, depending on sales. If you're using steam the pak0.pak file will be in your steam/steamapps/common/quake/hipnotic folder. The soundtrack is not included with the steam download but can be found around the net.



Bugs:
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There is one bug that I am aware of with the darkplaces engine, which is the gold door at the end of the first level. If you do not approach it in the correct manner, it will not open. This is the only bug I have encountered in quake so far.
Workaround is: if you move to the left side of the door and slide slowly to the right while pushing into the door, you'll get it to open.



Additional Sources & Thanks to:
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SOA QRP textures and normal maps: http://qrp.quakeone.com
SOA weapons pack: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6436-scourge-armagon-weapons-pack.html
Rain and fog for SOA: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/works-progress/7646-rain-fog-mp1-soa.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 01:09:56 am »

Epsilon Build Addon pack - Mission Pack 2 - Dissolution of Eternity
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This requires both the Quake epsilon build above, the Quake MP1 addon pack above, the download below and a full version of Quake Mission pack 2 (Dissolution of Eternity) - there are no shareware versions of this mission pack.



Screenies:






'Ultra' Edition DOWNLOAD (90MB):
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quake_epsilion_MP2_ultra_28112011.zip - Download - Alternative Download




'Medium' Edition DOWNLOAD (80MB):
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quake_epsilion_MP2_medium_28112011.zip - Download - Alternative Download



Installation and running:
========---------========

As mentioned you'll need the Quake epsilon build installed to your computer.
Download the addon pack zip above that matches your build (ultra or medium).
Unzip the zip file to your quake root directory (ie. not into the ID1 directory).
Copy the pak0.pak file from the "rogue" folder in your scourge of argamon mission pack (which you of course own having downloaded it through steam or ID software's site) to your quake epsilon build's "rogue" folder.
Then run the game by starting darkplaces with -rogue after the executable name. I've included a batch file (quake - dissolution of eternity.bat) to do this in windows, if you're on mac/linux, you'll need to figure it out for yourself.
Taadaa!



Omitted Content:
=====----------

For legal reasons I obviously can't include the MP2 pak0.pak or soundtrack in this pack. Usually it's about $2.50-$5 on steam, depending on sales. If you're using steam the pak0.pak file will be in your steam/steamapps/common/quake/rogue folder. The soundtrack is not included with the steam download but can be found around the net.
Additionally, some of the monsters and walls have not been officially retextured for MP2- yet- so you will find the multi-grenade OGRE for example looking pretty low-res.




Additional Sources & Thanks to:
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DOE weapons pack: http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/finished-works/6443-dissolution-eternity-weapons-pack-plasmagun-fix.html
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Re: For all the quake lovers out there: "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Etc
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 11:43:22 am »

Apologies to anyone who's had troubles downloading-
I've updated the above posts with secondary download links for all files Smiley
Enjoy-
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Re: For all the quake lovers out there: "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Etc
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 12:58:16 am »

Thanks this looks interesting. I recognize the problem of having to scour the net for countless individual mods. It's great that you took the time to put some good ones together.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 09:18:32 am »

New versions on http://www.xpfree.org/epsilon.
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Re: For all the quake lovers out there: "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Etc
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 02:14:49 am »

I prefer quake 2 and 4, 4 the most though.
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Re: For all the quake lovers out there: "Epsilon" build - free download for Win/Etc
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 07:36:26 am »

Never played 4, but you might be interested in the following HD mod for quake2:
http://quake2xp.sourceforge.net/

I've tried most of the quake 2 mods, this one was easily the most playable.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 01:09:57 am »

Just a headsup, this is now at version v2.52-
lots of changes, mainly it looks better, loads 4x faster, works better cross-platform and Mission Pack 3 is now available.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-epsilon-build/
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