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Quake and Quake 2 make their way onto the Nintendo DS!

Posted by stenchy on Feb 27th, 2008

You'll still need to have the original games and some additional hardware to get them running, but they're worth investigating for yourself. Check them out here:



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stenchy Feb 27 2008 says:

This kind of stuff is what we wouldn't mind seeing more of on the site. If any of you guys come across any console mods out there, get them up on Mod DB and share the love!

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ambershee Feb 27 2008 says:

They're not mods - they're ports, but that's besides the point.

There's some good home brew out there - but it's not fair on developers to list their content. You can't distribute it without their permission, because there's a good chance they don't want it in other channels, or in some cases, legally can't have it in other channels - in which case you're putting them and ModDB in a bad position.

Encouraging people to upload other peoples material to ModDB is a bad move, and not something that we should be doing.

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leilei Feb 27 2008 replied:

Quote:You can't distribute it without their permission

If that were true then they'd be breaching the GNU GPL in which they derive their sources from. :rolleyes:

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formerlyknownasMrCP Feb 27 2008 says:

It all depends on what the license says really. If these are the open sourced copies which require the Original games to start then you might be alright since that'd require purchase.. if not then yes what you are doing is in actuality Illegal and goes against the license (i think).

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JEZGreen Feb 27 2008 replied:

If anyone is looking at making some original content drop me a message.

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Da_maniaC Feb 27 2008 says:

I own a flashed DS Lite with a M3 Lite so i got to try out Quake 1 a few months back.
It runs great! No hickups or anything!
Now all i have to do is keep on struggling to play an FPS game on my DS... i think its pretty tricky with the touch screen.
Wish i could just hook up a mouse to the DS. :P

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Henley Staff
Henley Feb 28 2008 replied:

there would be no point as it is ment to be portable...

flashcarts are ok if your only using them for the good of man kind, there are other homebrews out there that are of a much higher quality then the quake one.

there is one kinda of like smash brothers but in pixles rather then 3d and i have proof

any case it dose not make the idea of modding this little sucker (the ds i mean) any less fun, if you do it tho you left with a small majority of people who can play it.

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Henley Staff
Henley Feb 28 2008 replied:

ah i was mistaken it seems... my sources arn't what they used to be :P

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ambershee Feb 28 2008 replied:

You don't need to flash a DS??

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SinisterExaggerator Apr 15 2010 replied:

i find it quite easy

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Crispy Mar 10 2008 says:

Anyone fancy looking into porting some of the old Quake multiplayer mods like AirQuake and Quake Rally over to the DS, now that the core game architecture is in place (or is it not that easy)?

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ritzdank Apr 23 2008 says:

Is there anyone who tried out running a quake mod on DS quake 1 or 2? Would be hilarious to see sthg. like that!!!

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SinisterExaggerator Apr 15 2010 replied:

not on this ds port but i have tried another port that works airquake but without controls working

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rex989 Mar 19 2011 says:

looks hard to me

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