The Quake engine is the game engine that was written to power 1996's Quake, written by id Software. It featured true 3D realtime rendering and is now licensed under the GPL.

After release it immediately forked, as did the level design. Much of the engine remained in Quake II and Quake III Arena. The Quake engine, like the Doom engine, used Binary space partitioning (BSP). The Quake engine also used Gouraud shading for moving objects, and a static lightmap for nonmoving objects.

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The Latest Patch 2.2 was released at 23.Jan.2008! You need this patch to connect at our server!

This patch aside add few more maps and fix some other small graphic details, was more focus in the network, fixing overflow messages, and other tweaks that made everyone have less pings in our server and better connection stability.

Seams all the connection problems of Q2E 0.40 were solved right now... until we find another... :D

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RangerC
RangerC Mar 8 2011, 12:11pm says:

First of all, you can only make standalone games with this when owning "Quake" by id Software.

The SourceCode can be find here: Gamers.org
The sourcecode is the engine, the executable file (.exe).

The gamecode is written in the language "QuakeC", a selfmade language by id Software which is C like. Quaketastic.com

If you are new to Quake modding, visit this site: Inside3d.com

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numbersix Online
numbersix Nov 3 2011, 4:04pm replied:

Quake-C source code:
Includes painkeep support: Moddb.com (.qc found in "source code" directory)
Includes hipnotic support: Moddb.com

Notes:
All qc compiler errors are fixed in these sets. They are ready for modding.

Painkeep 2.2 includes visible weapons support for the standard quake 1 weapons and painkeep items, frikbots and pk*bots. You will need painkeep 2.0 for all the models: Moddb.com (follow instructions included to install this mod) If you are going to base a mod on painkeep 2.0, you pretty much have to get the full install.

If you use the hipnotic Quake-C and dont have the mission pack "Scourge of Armagon" - Amazon.com - installed, you will not be able to use any hipnotic item. You wont have the models.

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numbersix Online
numbersix Nov 3 2011, 3:39pm replied:

For help with Quake-C coding try this resource: .qc - Moddb.com
Feel free to post questions on the comment board or in the forum: hard_code() Moddb.com

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ZeFuitNazi
ZeFuitNazi Feb 16 2011, 12:49am says:

Anyone know how to actually *mod* Quake engine? I've looked everywhere and nobody's said anything. All I could find was the engine's source code, but not sure where to go from there as far as making mods.

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Kleer
Kleer Jan 2 2011, 5:08pm says:

Source engine is based on this one.

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JX6
JX6 Jul 12 2011, 1:32pm replied:

...and source is lot of better XD

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r Jul 24 2010, 7:43am says:

Sooo many awesome games.
This engine has lived for 14 years, and surely will live some years longer!

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Justin123991
Justin123991 Jun 21 2010, 3:56pm says:

How do I make a game with this engine, and can someone send me a link to a download for it?

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desp1zer
desp1zer Jun 12 2010, 9:46pm says:

Anyone know of any programs for .MDL export/import or if their is a quake Model Editor?

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numbersix Online
numbersix Nov 3 2011, 4:10pm replied:

Quake model editor: qme - Renep.home.xs4all.nl
Quick 3D pro - converter (many formats, outputs .mdl) - Softpedia.com
I must warn you - converting complex md2, md3 and other models with features like shaders and multiple skins to .mdl is not trivial.

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zerocreatorz
zerocreatorz Jul 6 2010, 2:02am replied:

the half life model viewer works well and Milkshape 3d is excellent for making q2 mdls as its got the scripts pre-loaded, both are freeware and can be found on google. I have them both on my drive but no links to give. If you cant find them, then PM me and ill send you a link after ive upploaded them.

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Riker7
Riker7 Mar 24 2010, 4:45pm says:

real interesting :)

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