In 2011 I started browsing the latest graphical/sound quake mods, putting together a pretty build using LordHavoc's darkplaces, rygel's ultra textures packs, the reforged packs and a variety of mods, to play quake original. Anyone can do the same, however the hassle 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 mods working as playing the game. So I put together a nice-looking build of quake original and it's expansions called epsilon for everybody to get into, without getting into the hassle of config files and searching to find every available mod then getting them to work! The main quake build also includes the original shareware first quarter of the quake game - it is easily upgraded to the full game by dropping in the pak0.pak and pak1.pak files from the full game's id1 directory (more details below).

Bugfix for non-launching batch files in Win10 - Epsilon and Arcane Dimensions HD
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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. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS. Alternatively, try right-clicking on the original batch file and 'Running As Administrator'.

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Bugfix for non-launching batch files in Win10 - Epsilon and Arcane Dimensions HD
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grezzaccio
grezzaccio

Dear metamorphosis,
i'm running on a windows 10 machine (1909 fully updated) and i've tried your update .bat files after using all the old ones without problems: only the quake (standard) one works, the others prompt a no-start error (can't launch darakplaces.exe bla bla bla bla).

Anyway thanks for your work

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metamorphosis

Will test

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hakankarani
hakankarani

I am getting a darkplaces.exe -game ad can not be found by Windows error. Windows 10 2004 here

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metamorphosis

Hm.
Is that with these batch files, or with the old ones?

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Guest
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with batch files. Old ones seem ok just testted.

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metamorphosis

Ah crap. Well, these were released because some people had problems with the old ones.
Will re-write the summary for these files.

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sekushi1943
sekushi1943

Runnign win 10 pro 2004 64 bit. Hitting run as admin on the new .bats instead of the old ones. windows 10 can't seen any .pak files even when placed in the files it ask's. It still gives me user errors saying i didn't put my quake.pak fiels in the id1 folder or my mission pak files in their pack locations.

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

These are only for if you're having problems with the original batch files. Are you having problems with the original batch files?

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sekushi1943
sekushi1943

Both these and the original bat files won't work. i'm still trying command line as that's whats left. Since the .bat files both new and old show cmd for a second then closes. With out any errors or warnings.

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metamorphosis

I have seen some weird behaviour with batch files on Win10, only on some machines. I will take a look at this.
For the meantime you can try removing any "%~dp0\" mentions in the original batch file and putting the following line at the beginning of the batch file:
pushd "%~dp0"

Failing that I don't know what to suggest.

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