id Super Pack Widescreen & Mutli-Monitor Guide - Quake

Submitted by skipclarke on 10 August, 2007 - 00:05

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Engine: Dark Places
Games Supported: Quake + Mission Packs
Widescreen Solution: Native


Download Dark Places and extract it to an empty directory, and call it "Quake" or something that will remind you that it is Quake 1. Keep that directory open in a window.

Open another window and go to \SteamApps\common\quake.

Copy the folder "Id1" to your Dark Places directory.

Run darkplaces.exe to play Quake.

Mission Packs

You must have followed the Quake instructions beforehand. These instructions assume you have both expansion packs.

Go to \SteamApps\common\quake.

Copy the folders "hipnotic" and "rogue" into your Dark Places directory. Then go to the Dark Places directory and create a file called "quake.bat."

Now, edit the file, and copy and paste this into it:

@echo off
echo Quake + expansions
echo 1: Quake
echo 2: Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
echo 3: Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
set /p userinp=choose a number (1-3):
goto %userinp%
goto end
set game%=hipnotic
goto end
set game%=rogue
goto end
darkplaces.exe -game %game%

Run quake.bat to get a menu that lets you pick which mission pack to play.

Music Patch

This is an optional patch you may install to re-enable Quake's music. The data archive is encrypted, and will only install if you have Quake and its expansion packs, and have followed all of the instructions above.

Download the patch here. Extract its contents to the Darkplaces directory. Run the file "difdepak.exe," and then wait a few minutes. If all goes well, it should eventually say:

Everything is Ok
Press any key to continue . . .

The music is now re-enabled. At this point, you may delete the files "control" and "" to free up disk space. You can run the game with quake.bat, and the music should play.

Notice: This patch is distributed with assumed tacit permission from Activision. If either id or Activision requests that we take down this patch, we will, but we are hopeful they will embrace it in the spirit of the community.