Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial

Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial 1 - steamsplay.com
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial 1 - steamsplay.com

This guide will teach you how to make your Quakespasm look straight outta 1996.
 
 

Notes

This guide was inspired by the How I Play Quake in the Current Year – [steamcommunity.com]  guide. It will show you how to make your Quake game look similar to how it looked in the DOS days, complete with unfiltered textures, square particles, and even resolution scaling! Wonderful.
 
 
 

Gl_texturemode

Arguably the most important part of getting your game looking chunky, even without the texture filtering this is (in my opinion) a vital part of getting your quake aesthetic right. Just look at the differences here. Normally in Quakespasm this is set to “GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST”, because GLQuake had it, which Quakespasm is trying to emulate to an extent. Cute! BUT WRONG. Go into your console (`) and type the following for instant unfiltered textures: gl_texturemode “gl_nearest_mipmap_linear”
 
 
Alternatively, gl_texturemode “gl_nearest” can be used for extra chunkiness in distant spots.
 
 

WITH “GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST” (filtered textures)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - gl_texturemode - C21CE5C
 

WITH “GL_NEAREST_MIPMAP_LINEAR” (unfiltered textures)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - gl_texturemode - 1E20F13
 
 
 

R_particles

In addition to unfiltered textures, particle effects are also a vital part of Quake’s aesthetic. However, the particle settings turn them into weird circular particles, which to me look very ugly and contrast with the artstyle. So we’re gonna make them square. It’s hip to be square! All you have to do is set the following the console (`) command: r_particles 2
 
 

r_particles 1 (circle particles)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - r_particles - 34B30E2
 

r_particles 2 (square particles)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - r_particles - 5CAADF4
 
 
 

R_scale

The piece of aesthetic that might complete it all, r_scale makes the game appear downscaled as if you were playing on a lower resolution. Taste for this one is slightly more subjective, but for the purist lovers, 3-4 is your go to setting on this.
 
 

r_scale 0 (no scaling)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - r_scale - 1E20F13
 

r_scale 2 (medium-rare)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - r_scale - CF18DBF
 

r_scale 3 (for those that like it rough)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - r_scale - AF57618
 

r_scale 4 (for the purist who thinks using the mouse is for chumps)

 
 
Quake Quakespasm Video Tutorial - r_scale - C9C3AF3
 
 
 

Extra Commands

Here are some extra commands to give your Quakespasm experience an even MORE vanilla look and feel.
 
 
r_viewmodel_quake 1 (alters the viewmodel to resemble the original Quake’s positioning)
 
r_lerpmove 0 (disables animation interpolation for monsters and such)
 
r_lerpmodels 0 (disables animation interpolation for weapons and such)
 
 
 

Ender

With these settings, your game should look something like this. Enjoy your chunky software-like Quake mode!
 

 
 

By Dwars

 
 
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