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).

Quake Epsilon Build v2.54
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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 and several expansions by copying the full-version .pak files into the correct folders. Click 'read more' for installation details etc.

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Quake Epsilon Build v2.54
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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Additional download options here: www.soulstudios.co.nz/epsilon

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dave_5430
dave_5430

Oh, is it back? Did this build fix some of the lighting issues and such?

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dave_5430
dave_5430

Side note, a lot of these graphical improvements are no longer available. This pack is a gold mine!

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

If you mean the texture flickering on nvidia cards, that's a driver bug that's bypassed by using 'high' mode.

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vector3ooo
vector3ooo

You wanna full version in Shareware ?? Use code noclip and then go to teleport.

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

That doesn't work. You'll end up with missing textures and models.

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vector3ooo
vector3ooo

I have seen one monster have been like brillant. I did not check far what will happen but next time I will do :)

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vector3ooo
vector3ooo

Anyway, I love Quake 1 and I wish to see new one, instead Champion. Thanks for this job

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vector3ooo
vector3ooo

All episodes work, I have seen a little bit lower textures and and monsters where are not in Episode one are not able to be in texture

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neonstar2000
neonstar2000

I seem to have low fps when using high settings. I have a gtx 770, amd 8350 system. Is this normal?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Yup.

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vector3ooo
vector3ooo

Is it problem with my R9 280 ?? Because I have quite often is some situations lower than 60 FPS or problem is with Optimization ??

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Guest
Guest

Does anyone know a grappling hook mod that works?

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thegreenbombertgb
thegreenbombertgb

I dont think that's possible in quake

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smithweiss
smithweiss

hey, i'm having trouble getting this to work on ubuntu. here's the output when i try to run linux_quake.sh:

Game is DarkPlaces-Quake using base gamedir id1
DarkPlaces-Quake Linux 06:06:04 Aug 20 2011 - release
Playing shareware version.
Skeletal animation uses SSE code path
DPSOFTRAST available (SSE2 instructions detected)
execing quake.rc
execing default.cfg
execing config.cfg
r_glsl is read-only
execing autoexec.cfg
Client using an automatically assigned port
Client opened a socket on address 0.0.0.0:0
Playing demo demo1.dem.
Loading OpenGL driver libGL.so.1
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 151 (XFree86-VidModeExtension)
Minor opcode of failed request: 10 (XF86VidModeSwitchToMode)
Value in failed request: 0x17
Serial number of failed request: 39
Current serial number in output stream: 43

any idea whats causing the problem?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Try switching the executable as per the instructions in the readme file. Some systems work better with the SDL executable, some not.

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Guest
Guest

The latest DarkPlaces autobuild fixes the texture flickering, any chance of getting that fix ported?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

You can fix the texture flickering by renaming darkplaces.exe to GLQuake.exe and editing your .bat files accordingly.

The dev build fixes the flickering but turns off many of the effects.

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polaris1481370366
polaris1481370366

Greetings. Any way how to replace that music of yours for the original one?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Not through me - I didn't write that soundtrack, so I can't redistribute it. Copyright law. It's out there though - just hunt.

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Guest
Guest

How do you get this in full version?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Read the epsilon readme.txt

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Guest
Guest

I have been playing the game fine, but just now it seems some enemy models are not loaded...right now it seems only the Enforcer and the Knight have a problem. Any suggestions?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Try turning on/off texture compression in settings.

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Arkl1te
Arkl1te

The new sounds are not getting loaded... or do they come from another mod that people casually download as a separated mod from Epsilon? Because I found videos of people playing with Epsilon, and every single one has those fresh sounds... Now I'm mad because I didn't get them after downloading 1.5 GB. I don't care about graphics at this point if the sfx quality is the same :(

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Can't reproduce the problem here.

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NyTR☢S
NyTR☢S

So how do I go about implementing this with the Steam version of Quake? Do I simply delete everything but the steamapp.dll and the base game folders or is there more to it than that?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Read the epsilon readme.txt

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Guest
Guest

Looks amazing. One problem, but it's major for me. My mouse controls are completely unstable. It will make instantaneous 180 spins vertically and horizontally. Any ideas on a fix?

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Guest
Guest

I spent more time on this issue and found that if I extract the 2.54 Nvidia hotfix and run glquake.exe instead of the dark places exe that my mouse and texture flickering issues are corrected. Anyone know why this works?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Because the nvidia drivers and/or windows have adapted their compatibility processes for glquake but not darkplaces. And apparently the same settings fix issues of darkplaces.

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Guest
Guest

hello pls i need help. when i start the game i see nothing but black screen but the game is running and sounds too. I can also hear when i press escape button that i go to the main menu. But i cant see anyhing.

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Check that you've downloaded the nvidia bugfix

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Guest
Guest

hey i just downloaded Quake Epsilon v2.54 and for some reason i can't take screen shots and not find the screen shots folder file in the Quake Epsilon folder file can anyone help me with this?

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chainsawgeorge
chainsawgeorge

great work always since 90's i want to play that game now it's the time thanks to you :D

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Guest
Guest

what are the Minimum requirements for Quake Epsilon where you can still get the quality Graphics that this Mod offers?

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

See the SUmmary

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buzzzzilisk
buzzzzilisk

Hey...is there a way to use bots with epsilon? activating mods is crashing my game...

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Probably not

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thegreenbombertgb
thegreenbombertgb

Im scared to download this because it seems everybody is having some kind of issue and its gunna be a pain in the *** to fix

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Out of the 10000 people who've downloaded it, only a few have had issues, and usually it's because they don't follow the instructions. Or they're using other mods with it.

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skitey
skitey

metamorphosis
Arcane Dimensons is the latest awesome mod out there. Could you please make a fix for it? Seems it dont want to run in ultra.

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

It's something I'd like to do, if I had time - currently I don't.

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monarchp
monarchp

how correctly run Episode 5: Dimension of the past with this mod ??

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Download the addon

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ermete
ermete

Hi everyone, congratulations for the mod it is really beautiful with exceptional graphics.
Everything works perfectly, except for one thing: the 3d model of the death knight is not visible and in its place one sees only a multicolored tetrahedron moving towards the player, with all the sound effects and sounds typical of the character.
All the other monsters work well.
My version of darkplaces engine is the build 06:02:03 August 20 2011 (release progs 39104 CRC)
My system is running windows 10 build 1809 on i7 2600K with 16 Gb DDR3, Geforce 970 GTX (drivers version 431.60).
Can anyone tell me how to fix it?
Thank you all.

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Sounds like you don't have the full version .pak files in the right place in the id1 folder.

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ermete
ermete

Thank you very much for your reply.
Actually I have the commercial version of the game, probably, as you say, I must have made a mistake in positioning the .pak file.
Anyway I have re-installed the whole package carefully following the instructions at the top of this page and now everything works, even mission pack 1 and 2, working perfect!

In this regard I have a question:

in mission pack 1 - scourge of armagon in the level "tur turments" HIP3M1 in the large area with the acid lake below you see at the beginning of the level, there is a drop frame rate at around 40-50 fps, while in the closed areas and in general in almost all the game, the frame rate remains at rather high levels between 400 and 100 fps.
I wanted to know if this frame rate drop is normal in that level, considering that I have the video resolution set at 1920x1080 with vertical sync disabled.
With the hardware I have, (I7 2600k, geforce 970 gtx, 16 gb ddr3) is it correct?
Thanks again.

P.S.
Sorry, I forgot to log in with my Steam profile.

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metamorphosis Author
metamorphosis

Yes, that sounds about right. Some effects consume a lot of cpu/gpu with the darkplaces engine. Most people have some problems in that way.

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