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).

Post news RSS Patch for Win10 users, plus donating all album sales to charity for the Australian bush fires

Firstly, the patch that's going up today should fix issues some Win10 users have experienced with launching Epsilon expansions or Arcane Dimensions. Secondly, in case you're not aware, the australian bushfires have killed over half a billion animals, and I'm donating all proceeds from album sales this month to charity to support injured, homeless and/or hungry native australian animals, and keep population loss to a minimum.

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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.
Thanks all.

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Well, there wasn't a huge number of donations, but I did receive some, and matched them with my own dollar-for-dollar donation to WWF. I'd already made a donation to MKC, so it seemed silly to split the donation between them at this point - screenshot:

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