Q4Max adds features which make Quake 4 suitable for use for competitive play (such as timeouts, teamlock, brightskins, chattokens, auto action demo recording), fixes and general improvements to the base game, without changing the underlying Quake 4 gameplay. This makes Q4Max the standard mod for competative play, and was used by all the major eSports competitions - CPL, ESWC, WSVG, GGL, CB, QuakeCon, and more.

There are features for competition spectators and broadcasters - for example, "multipov" allows you to spectate both players in a duel, or all players on a team in team games. Other spectator features include item timers to show when items will respawn, and the ability to chat with other Q4TV viewers.

In addition to simply making the game slicker, Q4Max adds a number of new gametypes (Duel, Clan Arena, Capture Strike, Freezetag - both US and EU variants, and Domination), as well as features such as advanced server statistics, admin and referee modes that allows server operators to configure the server the way they want.

Q4Max also has support for bots - AI opponents to practice against, or to help fill a server while you're waiting for someone to join, as well as the "tutorbot" that can be used to learn specific moves.

Q4Max has a completely re-designed hud system which makes it much easier for players to change the hud to their preferences. Q4Max also includes an extensive menu which allows every option that players are likely to wish to change to be edited without resorting to .cfg editing.

Despite the "0.82" version number, Q4Max is very mature, having been constantly developed from the Q4 SDK release in November 2005 (with the first release in December 2005 in time to be used at the CPL:Winter 2005 competition), right through to June 2008, with 10 major releases over that period.

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Hi folks! This is my new amateur modblog. This first episode will be about absolutley Quake 4.

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Q4Max 0.82

Q4Max 0.82

Oct 3, 2011 Full Version 2 comments

Latest version of Q4Max - originally released in 2008.

Q4Max 0.80

Q4Max 0.80

Dec 30, 2007 Full Version 0 comments

Release of Q4Max 0.80. In addition to the usual assortment of fixes and optimisations you've come to expect, this release brings a number of major changes...

Q4Max 0.78d

Q4Max 0.78d

Jul 25, 2007 Full Version 0 comments

The latest version of Q4Max - requires Q4 1.4.2. For more info, see the changelog and/or the homepage.

Q4Max 0.77

Q4Max 0.77

Nov 28, 2006 Full Version 0 comments

Q4Max 0.77 - for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX. Clients can install over the top of an existing q4max installation, servers should remove all previous versions...

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AggroNoobs Dec 25 2012, 12:48pm says:

He said SO CRATES.
Not Socrates.....


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Chrissstrahl Apr 15 2008, 5:35pm says:

Q4Max is what you need if you want to play Quake 4 online!!!
If you don't have it, you can't find many servers in Quake 4!

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InStars Mar 11 2008, 9:35am says:

Most popular Q4 mod ,almost all servers use this mod!

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