Quake Live

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Quake Live
Quake Live cover
Developers
id Software
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
id Tech 3
Release dates
Windows August 6, 2010
macOS (OS X) August 6, 2010
Linux August 6, 2010
Quake Live guide at StrategyWiki
Quake Live at Wikipedia
Quake
Quake 1996
Quake II 1997
Quake III Arena 1999
Quake 4 2005
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars 2007
Quake Live 2010
Quake Champions 2018

Key points

As of October 27, 2015, the game is no longer free to play.[1] Players who have had Quake Live installed with their Steam ID previously are grandfathered in and do not have to purchase.[2][3]
Has a vast amount of customizable option settings.
Mod support via Steam Workshop added October 27, 2015.[4]
OS X and Linux support was dropped on December 17, 2013.[5]

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions
Quake Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/QuakeLive/quakelive/home/baseq3/
Linux ~/.quakelive/quakelive/home/baseq3/
Steam <path-to-game>/<user-id>/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/282440/pfx/[Note 1]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 125 FPS; to change use com_maxfps in the console (~).[6]

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download and install Windowed Borderless Gaming
  2. Run the desired game in a windowed mode, Right Click on the Windowed Borderless Gaming tray icon.
  3. Click on Add window (F3), then Alt+Tab back to the game and push F3.
  4. Now the game will be borderless.

Notes

Right Click the Windowed Borderless Gaming tray icon and click on Open game settings to set the resolution to your desktop resolution as not doing so will cause some elements such as the Quake Chat to be partially obstructed from view.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
In the console (press ~), type in in_joystick 1 to enable support.[7] Note that there is no default gamepad layout and it needs to be mapped manually. The command will also disable keyboard movement controls.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
64 Use sv_serverType "1"[citation needed] FFA, TDM, DM, Duel, Race, CA.
Online play
16

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Requires Steam version[4]
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 5222
UDP 27000-27999
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game not visible in Steam library[edit]

If you got the game for free after being grandfathered in, it might not be visible in your Steam library.
In Google Chrome, you may need to use Ctrl+ Enter to properly open the URL.
Steam URL[8]
  1. Enter this Steam URL into your browser address bar: steam://install/282440/.
  2. The browser will ask to open the URL in Steam.
  3. The install prompt for Quake Live should then appear, and the game will remain in your library as long as it is installed.

OS X port[edit]

Wineskin wrapper[citation needed]

Available at The Porting Team.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound
Interface Awesomium
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz Intel Quad Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 MX
ATI Radeon 8500
Intel i915 Chipset
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 7 Series
ATI Radeon X1800 Series
Sound (audio device) Stereo (2-Channel audio) support

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/282440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (282440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References