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Quake Pre Release/Beta Version
Hello all,

I've been building a website that covers computer games, programming and a number of other topics with a large sub site covering the Quake games.

The site has pages covering the various ports and alternate versions of the game, and I've been trying to get a copy of a torrent named:

"Quake 1 pre-release (Use DosBox with Win XP)"

To add some detail on it to the site, but after several weeks haven't got even a byte of it. I was wondering if anyone here had a copy, and / or could provide some info on this?


Best Regards,
David McKay.
Quaddicted... 
... is your friend... However I would recommend you to ask Spirit before using his website content...

http://www.quaddicted.com/quake/episodes_maps.html 
No 
Google for qtest.zip. 
More Information 
Thanks for the swift responses, but this is not QTest. It's the beta described here:

http://www.celephais.net/board/view_thread.php?id=1&start=6792&end=6816

and should contain all the levels in the game, albeit in earlier versions.

I've already been in conversation with Spirit about earlier work on this site, but not about this issue in particular. 
Although 
It's not playable now AFAIK. 
There 
Is a way to play it, but its apparently a ballache to set up. 
Ah 
That'd be DosBox then. 
I See 
Didn't know about that version. 
 
I can only say that if this version was found I would replay it for sure.
The pre-end level can be found here:
http://speeddemosarchive.com/quake/maps/end_pre.zip

There was a SDA contest on this map:
http://speeddemosarchive.com/quake/contests/endpre.html 
You Got Mail 
Dave is more than welcome to use anything from Quaddicted.

I totally forgot to play these, my old PC was too slow for them in Dosbox. Can't wait for some proper free time. 
Thanks! 
Thanks to everyone for their invaluable help on this, suffice to say the thread can now be closed :)

When the site is finished and has been placed online (hopefully before the end of this year) I'll add a post here with the details.


Best Regards,
David McKay. 
Thanks To You 
It's only down to the historians and hobbyists that stuff like this stays relevant. No matter how small-ly.

Losing my English :) 
A Bit More Info 
A few more differences that could be added to the list in Ankh's post:
16) the biosuit texture is unfinished
17) the teleporter "splash" effect is done via a sprite instead of particles
18) the demos are different (same 3 maps, but shorter runs and without the spoilers)

There was also a leaked v0.8 (aka BETA3) that was from a couple of weeks earlier than this pre-release. The 2 versions are nearly identical, except for conback.lmp and minor cosmetic changes to quake.exe, help.lmp, and some text files. 
Thanks 
Thanks jdhack, I'd noticed the first two but hadn't waited through the demos to notice their differences. 
 
I am playing through it, almost done (just finished the damn Nameless city). I uploaded the first 3 to archive.org before realising I should rather upload it all as one single item.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Quaddicted%22

Will be days before the full thing is up. The current items will be deleted then. The later maps are more interesting. 
 
I would rather play it myself than watching someone play. 
 
is there any way to launch that shitty prerelease version , with out dosbox and all that jazz? i hexedited version of the bsp from 28 to 29 and now can launch the maps. but didn't succeed with the progs.dat
it would be cool to play prerel with some modern engine 
 
Heh, I highly suggest playing it with bad framerate and pixel madness. I haven't had this much genuine Quake experience for ages. Makes me feel like the time I first played Quake again. Really really nice. 
Maybe A Stupid Question... 
... but, is there a way to pick only the maps and play it with a "decent" engine ? 
Differences? 
Was just wondering if there were any noticeable differences between this and the released version we all know and love. 
 
Not really. Depends what you think is worth mentioning; by and large, the maps are pretty identical. 
 
No, there are some major differences in the later maps, some are very unfinished and there is the wonderful cave before the dismal oubliette. Unfortunately my video capture upload to archive.org went bad and re-uploading the 10GB was not so sexy. Gonna take a while. 
 
Oh nice, it was not lost.

http://www.archive.org/details/QuakeBetaPlaythrough

Streaming and mp4 will become available once they are done. Enjoy! 
 
Huh. I think I played all the way through. My memory may be lacking :) 
I Can Do Nice Job 
I successfully convert all of qtest-PACK to version of Quake 1.09 (progs.dat now correct version, all maps are correct version and all textures and brushes untouched by me, models are converted too). In my release of Qtest all as in original release. I only adds support for single player (monster counter). And add my brute-force map for viewing of possibility of monsters in this release also i've put on map all entities founded in progs.dat.
So very soon you can view this result (after my site will be works some much more better - may over month or two or sooner)!
But for now if anybody get me links to this amazing version of quake then I convert it to modern standard of Q1!!!
My mails (for direct downloads links of beta-Q1 only)

thalick -AT- ukr -DOT- net

Any others request can be banned! 
 
i hexedited version of the bsp from 28 to 29

Offsets, pretty please? 
Bah 
Nevermind, I'm a retard. 
 
0x00000000, 32-bit LE 
Y U NO UPLOAD? 
I know its cool you're showing off the pre-release version of Quake, but like the HL1 Beta/ Alpha, wouldn't be better if you just uploaded it instead? I know you have it Spirit >:) 
 
Well to be honest, I had the pre-released version, and I was convinced that it was the final release until I went to a friend's house and I saw noticeable differences. The first: Chthon. My version had a version of that monster that had no face.. in fact half of his body was black and the bottom was really like.. well different. The second was the spiders, they trow a different kind of fireball. The last level was kind of weird and you coulnd't kill the last monster.. it was a major glitch.

Neither to say.. I lost that copy of quake and never found another like it 
 
I Now remember everything.. A friend of mine came from hong-kong and give me as a gift a cd called "Combo 13". It had this games: Quake (pre-realeased version), tomb raider 1 (also weird looking, maybe a beta?), Duke nukem 1, 2 and 3d. If anyone own this cd (it was very popular at the time) it will content quake pre-released version 
 
 
After reading this thread I relentlessly searched my old CDs and I finally found it! yes it looks exactly the same as the version you post in those videos.. I like this version even more than the retail one.. it has some kind of "magic" with those textures 
Care To Upload That Somewhere? 
 
Upload 
+1 for the upload 
 
Just use your favorite www search engine to commit that copyright violation... 
Problem? 
 
 
Is there?

func needs a brow smilie. 
 
Well you can find me very easy by my name Carlos Damiano. on youtube, facebook, whathever. I would not share it becouse as spirit says.. it's copyrigt material and believe me.. before I find my cds I just couldn't find it around. 
 
I mean not share ir here.. sorry 
 
By the way.. how dos a pre-release version of something ends as a retail version in a "original" compilation CD from china? 
Because China 
 
When Does The Beta Date From? 1995? 
Or is it just from early 1996? 
 
Quake PRE-RELEASE - Tuesday, June 11th, 1996 
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