I did post this on the free games thread too but thought it would be relevant here too. Looks like Quake is free on the Bethesda launcher for a couple days.
Don't get discouraged! Q1 is more modern than Doom. There's a built-in mouse look and after configuring controls you can play the game like a modern title. Check the posts in this thread. You'll find information how to unleash full potential of the game. I suggest starting with QuakeSpasm source port. It's as close to the original as possible, but offers widescreen resolutions and full hardware compatibility.I want to try the original Quake series, but I'm a bit hesitant after finding the original DOOM games to be completely unplayable due to their age.
Did you check the Quake HD Pack mod compilation? It makes Q1 look quite modern.Loved Quake when I was younger and saw it on sale on GOG.
But since i'm careful with both my money and time decided to check out some gameplay videos and boy, it didn't age well.
I'll just keep my nostalgia glasses on, thank you.
Yes, i am playing it as well and i agree they did a good job, its fun going back, i was also happy to find out that it was free for me since ive had quake on steam since forever lol. Runs well at 4k for me too and im using a 4790k with a 3070ti lolAnyone else playing the recently released Quake Enhanced (Remastered)? I never heard of these other two expansions 'Dimension of the Past' and 'Dimension of the Machine'. Anyways, Nightdive has done a fantastic job once again, so far fantastic and I am playing this on the modern i9-9900K w/ RTX 3080 rig at 4K.
I'm hearing that some cut content made it into this release, including John Romero's original Episode 2 Mission 6 intended level design originally cut due to the 1.4MB limit to map size, that in itself is worth checking out as it probably would be the largest level in the original game.