|Dear Quake community,
I've been lurking here for a few years, and wanted to share my first Quake 1 Mod with you!
I love Quake! Which surprises me even more, thinking that I started
playing it in 2018, at the age of 32, without having nostalgic feelings
for the game.
While I’m a fan of Doom since 1996, I was never able to obtain Quake in
my youth, and lost interest when turning adolescent.
But during a few months spend on crutches, caused by a heavy accident
which almost cost me my life, I discovered Quake and it helped me to
cope with the pain of a fractured femur.
So, a few years later I wanted to give something back to the community,
in exchange for their great effort on modding, level designing and
keeping the game playable on modern systems.
Also I want to thank John & Brenda Romero who allowed my wife and me to
meet them in Galway, showing us their office and spending time with us.
What this mod does:
This is a restructuring of Quake, to make the game more challenging
and giving the old formula a new twist.
Four changes where made to the game:
I edited the Quake Mapsources so that every time you beat an episode
the power up which corresponds with said episode gets replaced by
levitating runestone plates (the same which are used in the main game
to block the slipgates in start.bsp).
To be more specific:
After beating Episode 1 all Megahealth Powerups in the remaining episodes turn into runestone plates.
After beating Episode 2 all Ring of Shadows Powerups in the remaining episodes turn into runestone plates.
After beating Episode 3 all Pentagram of Protection Powerups in the remaining episodes turn into runestone plates.
After beating Episode 4 all Quad Damage Powerups in the remaining episodes turn into runestone plates.
The Super Variants of the normal weapons and the Lightning Gun are only obtainable in the secret levels.
You can only find the Super Shotgun in E1M8
You can only find the Super Nailgun in E1M7
You can only find the Rocketlauncher in E3m7
You can only find the Lightning Gun in E4M8
After beating an episode you don’t lose your weapons when you return to the start map.
You wont find any weapons in the last level (end.bsp). Shub Niggurath got rid of them.
So save your ammo before you enter her domain, you won’t be able to resupply.
Markus Bruckner :-)