For anyone interested: There is another Quake engine available: Darkplaces. It takes advantage of all of the newer graphics cards with the appropriate files (with the file extention .pk3). You can use the SlackBuild
to repackage the binaries. To get the (IMHO) greatest Quake I mod ever, you can download the Quake HD Mod here
. Just drop the files in the id1 subdirectory with your pak0.pak and pak1.pak files, and you are golden.
For anyone who remembers the original release of Quake, and used it as an excuse to buy the then-new 3dfx Voodoo Graphics card (back when 3D hardware acceleration was a strange and wonderful new thing), then the new look of Quake will blow you away. It looks (at least to me) that it could have been written somewhere in the mid-2000's, instead of the late 90's. And it plays fast,too. Who could ask for more?