Quake Epsilon is a graphically enhanced build of shareware Quake 1 for Windows/Linux/Mac, which can be upgraded to the full version of Quake along with it's mission packs Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity by copying the full-version .pak files into the correct folders.
It's made out of the Darkplaces engine and many mods from members of the Quake One forums and elsewhere (these are listed in the readme for each pack) as well as my own work. If it were not for these people, this build would not exist, so consider thanking the authors directly. These builds are legal and do not contain pirated content. Just simple unzip-and-play stuff.
There are four graphics modes, which you can switch between via a batch file ('High' is the default):
Please note that it runs much faster on Windows, so that would be my platform of choice if you have the option.
I don't want to clutter this summary, so more details and all credits can be found in the readme for each pack and on the homepage (http://www.soulstudios.co.nz/epsilon).
The patch I'm putting up removes a few lines from the batch files for launching Quake epsilon, and it's expansions, and should fix the problem some Win10 users have had where the game basically wouldn't launch via the batch files. There's a batch file for arcane dimensions included also.
If you haven't read about the Australian bushfires yet, basically the whole country is in flames, more or less - to the extent that the smoke has obscured the skies in many parts of New Zealand:
Few people have been killed so far, but the number of native animals killed is estimated at over 500 million. So I'm donating all money from album and soundtrack sales this month to the following charities:
Adopt MKC Animal Outreach
World Wildlife Fund drive for Australian Bushfires Emergency
The first is providing live aid for sick, hungry or wounded animals in the areas the bushfires have ravaged. The second will restore habitat once the fire season has passed.
The albums/soundtracks you can donate via purchase are as follows, alternatively you can contribute directly to the charities above:
At the end of the month I'll post a screenshot of the funds donated screens for both.
Also, I'm going to match all donations dollar-for-dollar, with my own money up to a maximum of $200.
Money from the first two weeks will go into the first fund, as it's most in need at this point.
Money from the second two weeks will go into the second fund, as it's a follow-up project.
Have had a few reports from people about batch files for certain expansions not working on particular Windows 10 setups...
Yes, it's included in the game, but also now, the lossless versions of all of the 72 tracks are on bandcamp. Enjoy.
Just a shout-out for Simon O'callaghan & the rest of the team, who've just relisted the original Arcane Dimensions on moddb this week.
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This should fix issues for players who are not able to launch quake epsilon or it's expansions, or arcane dimensions, from the original batch files.
[UPDATE: As of 2019 this patch appears to no longer be needed with newer Nvidia drivers - maybe all those complaints made a difference? Still, maybe be...
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