Classic shooter Quake gets an all-new episode courtesy of developer Machine Games0 Comments
Quake, one of the most influential first-person shooter titles of all time, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its release just two days ago. John Romero, founder of id Software and lead designer of Quake, marked the occasion by releasing a series of photos and documents from early in the game's development. However, Wolfenstein: The New Order developer Machine Games stepped up the birthday celebrations by announcing via Twitter the release of an all-new episode for the original game.
Players who are keen to check out the new content simply need to hit this link (note: this link leads directly to a RAR file download), extract the RAR file to a new folder named "DOPA," place that folder in the Quake game directory, and then add a "-game DOPA" command line parameter to the end of the Quake shortcut. This final bit can be accomplished in Steam by right-clicking on the game's shortcut and navigating to Properties and then the Launch Options menu.
And, in a perhaps unrelated coincidence, FPS fans who don't own a copy of Quake can pick one up through June 4 for the low price of $2.49 via Steam's Summer Picnic Sale. Rest assured that it's still a great title even by modern standards, and well-worth the price of entry not just for the history of the title, but for the legacy that it spawned.
The Original Quake Just Got a New Episode From Wolfenstein: The New Order's Developer, GameSpot