Part of the Ultimate Curation List Kits
The dark and gothic nightmare of id tech 2
Classic: Quake Mission Pack No. 1: Scourge of Armagon, Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity
MachineGames Remaster Addons: Episode 5: Dimension of the Past, Episode 6: Dimension of the Machine
Quakespasm (Spiked, fork with extra features) are the primary options. Configuration can be found below. Darkplaces can't run many mods, but is an alternative.
For Quakeworld multiplayer, ezQuake is ideal. nQuake is a preconfiguration of the former with some minor enhancements. FTEQW is an alternative, as is QRACK.
The official Steam release is done in the Kex Engine (Nightdive Studios) and also a good remaster. Also comes with the old Dosbox versions they used to sell and a horde mode.
Additionally, Quad Touch ports the engines to Android, LibreQuake is an alternative to having the actual game files, and Quakestarter is a bundle of stuff to make playing and managing addons easier.
Quake Injector makes downloading mods and maps easy. Simple Quake Launcher 2 makes launching mods and maps easy. Qtracker is a server browser with a cool aesthetic, but I'm not sure it works nowadays.
Honey is a descent into poisoned sewers, and an official addon. Beyond Belief is an E1-style episode.
Copper is a vanilla+ style gameplay refinement. Quoth adds monsters, items, and other stuff. Arcane Dimensions has new monsters and breathtaking environments. SUPERHOT Quake turns Quake into that time-based shooter. Quake 1.5 is a weapons mod with a few extra features. Slayer's Testaments is a total conversion demake of modern Doom. Team Fortress is the original famous class-based multiplayer mod. Killer Quake Pack is a highly regarded compilation mod. Kickflip Quake is a skateboard mod. Quake Rally is a racer. Air Quake 1 is flight combat.
Alkaline (Quaddicted thread) is a base mod and map pack based on Rubicon 2. Future vs. Fantasy was one of the first mods to add different gameplay to Quake.
Quaddicted is the central repository for maps and mods. Quaketastic is a file hosting site. Here's a recommendation list and a list of every mod compatible with the Steam release. Or just go through the official add-ons.
TrenchBroom for making maps. progs_dump (Youtube overview) to mod without code.
Quake Wiki, QWiki, QuakeWorld.nu, badplace.eu, QuakeWorld GFX, Goldrush, celephais.net, Quake Revitalization Project
Twitter: @quake_txt, @kristianduske (TrenchBroom dev)
Neocities: Dannarchy (Quake page)
- Quake Renaissance starter guide
- Quake Renaissance overview
- Quaddicted help page
- Quakespasm config guide
- Other Quakespasm config guide
- Quake Remaster configs
- TrenchBroom tutorials (Youtube)
- Dag & Def Extreme 3 - A Quakeworld Movie (Youtube) (Quakeworld Article)
- QuakeC specifications