Our game server is a 64 bit AMD box with 4 GB of RAM running 64 bit Debian Linux. One of the many games we run on this powerful server is QuakeWorld.
The altFIRE QuakeWorld server runs a mixed map cycle in sequential rotation. Maps run with a timelimit of 15 minutes and a fraglimit of 20. When either is reached, the next map will load.
Getting and installing a QuakeWorld client
Firstly, you will need to have purchased and installed a copy of Quake.
Then, even though you may already have Quake installed, you will still need a good QuakeWorld client to connect to the server. There are many out there, but we highly recommend nQuake - an easily installable, multi-platform QuakeWorld package that provides beginners and newcomers a solid setup containing everything needed to start playing (including the excellent ezQuake). During installation you will be asked for the location of your pak1.pak file; point it at wherever you have the retail version of Quake installed (or a copy of this file from another PC) and the rest should be painless.
The only thing we noticed tricky about the nQuake client was that it does not always autosave your configuration changes - however, you can set it to do this via the menus.
Also noteworthy for highend PCs is Darkplaces Quake - if you prefer eyecandy over performance. All available engines run at custom resolutions, so they are good for netbook users too, but in our opinion nQuake is best all around for this (or any) type of machine.
Connecting to the server
As long as you have a good client installed, connecting to the server is simple. To connect to the server, do the following:
1) Start nquake (or whichever client you are using)
2) Drop the command console using the ' key (usually beside number key 1)
3) Type the following to initiate the connection:
Your client should now connect to the server. If you are missing any files, they will be downloaded at this time. If you cannot make a connection, try add a port number of 27500 to the address ie. connect quake.altfire.com:27500
We also have a Threewave Capture The Flag (CTF) QuakeWorld server running at quake.altfire.com:27975. If you are a hardcore Quake fan, you'll want to grab some mates and play on this server! Grab the required files here, and make sure they finish up in a directory called 'ctf' under your main Quake directory.
Offline practice for QuakeWorld couldn't be simpler. When you load up nquake, you are presented with various options for playing against bots. Choose whichever options suits you and use the addbot command to populate the server. Nice!
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