Quakefans has decided to cover a Map or Mod on the YouTube channel every Monday starting in the year 2021.
Below, I will be posting the YouTube Links to each video and where you can download them and a brief description of each. Eventually I’ll start posting some Top 10s on what some people should try out, which is already in the works on some of the other quakes.
This post will be updated regularly until the Map/Mod Monday’s comes to an end, which one day it will but not anytime soon!
1.) Basic Castle
Basic Castle Overview
Quake – Basic Castle is a map that has been on quaddicted as long as the website has been hosted it seems like. So it just seemed fitting that I cover it first.
Overall the Map is OK, it is as it suggests its a Castle.
The castle is extremely hard to navigate I found myself stuck for at least 10 minutes and decided to use noclip to finish the map out.
You can beat the level and whenever some of the community get done with their runs I’ll post the walk through here.
I will say if you’ve played any recent Maps/Packs and you go back and play this one, the Quake Map Community has came a VERY long way. This is an interesting time piece and it still works today.
Download Basic Castle – Download Link
2.) The Quake Arcade
It’s pretty interesting to see what people where trying to do back in 1998 with the Quake engine. Being able to inject some other games code into an engine and getting it to run correctly is a great way to learn the engine I’m assuming. I have no idea if that’s what these guys did, just a wild guess!
Anyways the Quake Arcade comes with a single Map, which has Arcade Cabinets you can literally walk up to and start playing. It’s amazing.
Some games come with custom music, and sounds. Even full 3D games.
A few of the games feel unfinished, and on modern Quake Engines (Quakespasm) some of the games are cut off at the bottom, or are so tiny you can’t see them.
If you would like me to play a Map or a Mod, please add @Fansquake and sent me a message or public tag me that you want me to try out a map you’ve created. Glad to get all of these amazing creations some recognition. You can also use the contact form below as well and I’ll get an e-mail with the details.
3.) Quake Mod – Kickflip (Tony Hawk in Quake)
I really love this mod. I can’t believe it existed in the year 1998. It is totally worth checking out just to see that it was even possible to do this back in the day.
Ranger can grind, kickflip, and indy his way through most original levels. The mod features it’s own hub, so you can skate directly to what map you want to check out.
Pulling off a grind is a lot harder than one would think. You need a little bit of speed and a slope down hill to really pull one off. It might be due to the engine’s physics I’m not sure. But, don’t think you are going to grind like you can in THPS.
4.) Quake Mod – Malice Full Conversion
This might be one of the highest Quality Quake Mod’s I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to believe that this was even on the Quake Engine without it tell you so. Many things do feel similar but everything is changed.
Gun Models, Skins, Abilities, sounds and more.
You even get some cool Cinematic Cutscenes! Which I don’t think was available ever in the original Quake Engine. As long as you have the full version of Quake you can play this masterpiece all you need is the download!
5.) Quake Mod – Final Fantasy VII Quake
I’ve always loved Final Fantasy growing up as a kid. So it’s kind of nuts that someone decided to combine 2 of my games into 1 Special Mod. To bad the MOD doesn’t feel complete, I think its actually a BETAV1 according to the documentation so keep that in mind.
It’s not really a great mod, but its awesome that it even exists on the planet. You get to be Cloud Strife and you can go around killing Quake Monsters with a buster sword! Apparently there is a leveling system but I was unable to figure it out.
Download This Mod
6.) Quake Map – Lab Infiltration
In this episode we cover a Quake Map by the Author IcarusAvery.
I chose this map… well for a very simple reason. It was the most recent map! I figured I done the first map EVER on quaddicted… why not do the latest! It’s your lucky day today IcarusAvery!
Anyways this is a small map and you will have limited resources. I was unable to find all the secrets so download and play it and tell me in the comments where that last stupid secret is! Pretty decent map! Keep on Mapping Icarus!
7.) Quake Mod – Team Fortress
Another monday, another mod!
Today we take a quick review/look at the legendary Team Fortress. Personally whenever I think of Team Fortress, the first thoughts are on my mind is Team Fortress Classic.
TFC was the only game I knew that provided classes in a FPS in a solid experience. Whenever I found out that Team Fortress first started as a Quake Mod I was befuddled!
I couldn’t imagine playing this in August 24, 1996 the original date for the original engine. Honestly, I think I should play that instead of the Quakeworld release. Maybe in a future video?
The Teamfortress team eventually ported the game over the Half-life mod and became Team Fortress classic.
Want to play the most modern version possible – Check out: https://www.fortressone.org/
8.) Quake Map – The Shamburgler By Smango
Yes, you indeed read that correctly. I’ve finally decided to throw my hat into the ring of making a quake amp.
The Shamburgler maps are going to be a series of maps. Simple, because well… that all I know right now.
Each map will feature a shambler you need to defeat and eventually you will make it to the final Shambler, the true Shamburgler.
This is a work in progress, a very slow progress.
Really, I just wanted to showcase that even myself can create a Quake map and that you can too! Trenchbroom isn’t that hard to use once you figure it out!
You can try out this very early version of the maps below
More quake maps, mondays and mods coming! Be sure to check out this post every week!