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quake - classic first person shooter
quake [WRAPPER-OPTIONS] [ENGINE-OPTIONS] [ENGINE-COMMANDS]...
This manual page documents briefly the quake command. Quake is a popular first-person shooter game that appeared in 1996, released by iD Software. This wrapper script will launch the Quake engine. The game data needs to be installed independently using the 'game-data-packager' program, and by default it will be looked for at /usr/share/games/quake. This wrapper script accepts the two common GNU-style options to get information on the program. Any further arguments are passed to the engine unmodified. Consult the engine documentation for full details, but most engines support a syntax whereby engine switches are prefixed with a minus sign, and you can give console commands by prefixing with a plus sign. See the examples section for some common cases. Additionally, if quake is run via a symbolic link whose name is quake-armagon or quake- dissolution, it will play one of the Quake mission packs, Scourge of Armagon (by Hipnotic Software) or Dissolution of Eternity (by Rogue Entertainment). Similarly, if run via a symbolic link whose name is quake-dopa it will play Quake Episode 5: Dimensions of the Past (by MachineGames). This requires that additional data files are installed.
These options are accepted for WRAPPER-OPTIONS in the synopsis. -h, --help Show summary of options. -v, --version Show version of program. --debugger=DEBUGGER Prepend a debugger or other prefix (such as strace) to the engine command line --print-backtrace Use gdb(1) to get a backtrace if the engine crashes (the gdb package must be installed)
These are all engine dependent. Play the Zerstoerer mod: quake -game zer Play a specific map using the Drake expansion: quake -game drake +map sludge1 Connect to a server for multiplayer: quake +connect dm.quakeone.net:27000
quake-server(6), quakespasm(6), game-data-packager(6).
This manual page, and the Quake wrapper script, were written by David Banks <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others). The package was based on the quake3 package by Simon McVittie. 2016-01-16 QUAKE(6)