JoeQuake

                  JoeQuake - Release Notes
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              <http://joequake.runecentral.com>

New cvars

r_explosiontype

Sets various types of explosions.

Values: 0 - normal, 1 - just sprite, 3 - just particles, 4 - slight blood. Its value is 0 by default.

r_explosionlight

Turns explosion's light on/off, 1 by default.

r_rocketlight

Turns flying rocket's light on/off, 1 by default.

r_rockettrail

Sets flying rocket's trail: 0 - no trail, 1 - default trail, 2 - grenade trail.

  • when using gl_part_trails 1: same as above, plus there's a new state: 3 - darkplaces trail.
  • when using gl_part_trails 2: there're no different trails, just a Q3 style one.

Value is 1 by default.

r_grenadetrail

Sets flying grenade's trail: 0 - no trail, 1 - default trail, 2 - rocket trail.

  • when using gl_part_trails 1: same as above, plus there's a new state: 3 - darkplaces trail
  • when using gl_part_trails 2: there're no different trails, just a Q3 style one

Value is 1 by default.

cl_r2g

Replaces the rocket model with grenade, 0 by default. (popular in deathmatch)

cl_truelightning

Makes the lightning gun's bolt more precise, 0 by default. Can be 0.0 (off) - 1.0 (most precise).

cl_bobbing

Turns Quake3-style bobbing on, 0 by default.

cl_deadbodyfilter

Removes dead bodies (both for players and monsters). When using with value 1, the dead body is to be removed in the last animation frame. When using with value 2, it is removed immediately when the monster/player dies. Its value is 0 (off) by default.

cl_gibfilter

Removes gibs if turned on, 0 (off) by default.

vid_hwgammacontrol

Turns gamma changing possibility on/off, 1 by default. With using a value of 2, it applies gamma for windowed modes as well.

gamma and contrast (or gl_gammà and gl_contrast in GL)

One of the most important features. These are for your viewing pleasure :)

scr_centermenu

Makes the menu centered, 1 by default.

scr_centersbar

Makes the status bar (hud) centered, 0 by default.

scr_widescreen_fov

When turned on, fov (field of view) is properly calculated in widescreen (16:9 or 16:10) resolutions also, "1" by default.

scr_sbarscale_amount

Scales (multiplies) the size of console font and status bar icons with the specified number, "2" by default.

cl_sbar

Toggles between transparent (0), old/original (1) and alternative (2) huds, 0 by default.

v_gunkick

Turns weapon's jarring every time when firing on/off, 0 by default. Using with value 1 the weapon kicks the original (old) way, while using with value 2 the kick is much smoother just like in QW.

r_powerupglow

Turns powerup glow around player's body on/off, 1 by default.

r_coloredpowerupglow

Turns forced coloration of powerup glow for quad and pentagram on/off, 1 by default.

scr_consize

Adjust the console's size, 0.5 (half size) by default. Can be 0.0 (nothing visible) - 1.0 (fully visble).

NOTE: when the console is pulled down, you can also adjust the size with using the ctrl+UP and ctrl+DOWN keys.

show_stats

Print actual statistics (time, secrets, kills) to the upper right corner of the screen, 1 by default.

Values: 0 - off, 1 - only time, 2 - time + kills + secrets, 3 - only time, but only on if some reasonable event happens, 4 - same as 3, plus kills + secrets too.

show_stats_length

If show_stats is set to 2, the printing takes as long as it's set in this cvar, 0.5 by default. The value represents seconds.

show_stats_small

Replaces HUD numbers with console characters when showing show_stats's statistics. 0 by deafult.

cl_demorewind

Toggles between normal and backward demoplaying, 0 by default. Only works when playing a demo.

show_speed

Prints the player's speed in units.

show_fps, show_fps_x, show_fps_y

Prints the framerate in frames per second. Position can be changed with the _x and _y coordinates.

r_fullbrightskins

Makes player(s)'s skins fullbright, 0 by default.

mapname

Contains actual map's name, for built-in use.

cl_bonusflash

Turns pickup flashes on/off, 1 by default.

cl_muzzleflash

Turns muzzle flashes (flashes when firing) on/off, 1 by default.

v_contentblend

Turns liquid blends on/off, 1 by default.

v_damagecshift

Turns damage flashes on/off, 1 by default.

v_quadcshift

Turns quad damage's blend on/off, 1 by default.

v_pentcsift

Turns pentagram's blend on/off, 1 by default.

v_ringcshift

Turns invisibilty's blend on/off, 1 by default.

v_suitcshift

Turns environment suit's blend on/off, 1 by default.

r_viewmodelsize

Adjust the amount of your weapon to be visible, 1 by default (fully visible). Can be 0.0 (not visble, equals r_drawviewmodel 0) - 1.0 (see above). This is useful for people using bigger fovs than 90.

m_rate

Sets mouse rate. Only work when start with -dinput and -m_smooth.

m_showrate

Shows current mouse rate. Useful to set m_rate. Only work with -dinput -m_smooth.

cl_clock, cl_clock_x, cl_clock_y

Shows clock in the lower left corner. Position can be changed with the _x and _y coordinates. There are 4 predefined clock formats. "0" by default.

crosshairsize

Sets the size of the crosshair, "1.0" by default.

crosshaircolor

Sets the color of the crosshair, "79" (red) by default.

cl_demospeed

Changes the playback speed of a demo, 1 by default. Values < 1 mean slow motion, while > 1 result fast forward.

cl_autodemo, cl_autodemo_name

Turns on automatic demo recording. If cl_autodemo is 1 and cl_autodemo_name is empty, a new .dem file is recorded at every level start. the file naming format is <map_name>_<date_of_recording>_<time_of_recording>.dem If cl_autodemo is 1 and cl_autodemo_name is not empty, the <cl_autodemo_name>.dem file is recorded at every level start. To save the current recording session, use the 'keepdemo' command. This command is only valid on the intermission/finale screen and renames the temporary recording using the following naming format: <cl_autodemo_name>_<finished_time>_<skill>_<player_name>.dem If clautodemo is 2, the naming format changes to the following: `.dem` If cl_autodemo is 0, there is no automatic recording.

cl_maxfps

Customizes the maximal fps, 72 by default. You are not allowed to raise this above 72 if you're playing single player or coop.

cl_advancedcompletion

Toggles between advanced and normal (old) command/cvar completion. Its value is 1 by default.

cvar_savevars

Switch for the writeconfig command. If set to 0 then writeconfig will save only archieved vars. If 1, it'll save the ones which have other than default values. And with value 2 it'll save ALL variables. Its value is 0 by default.

cl_confirmquit

Switch for confirmation when exiting, 0 means no confirmation required. Its value is 1 by default.

cl_lag

Sets the amount of synthetic lag. The maximal allowed value is 1000. Default value is 0. You may also use ping +<value> to get the same effect.

freelook

Mouse look is enabled when it's turned on. Default value is 1. It does the same effect like switching -mlook/+mlook.

cl_keypad

Toggles between the using of keypad keys or not, 1 by default.

cl_chatmode

If turned on (1), everything that Quake can't interpret (not command or cvar or alias) is sent as chat. Similar to QW clients, you don't have to type "say " every time you wanna say something. Default value is "1".

cl_oldbob

Toggles between old and new style weapon bobbing, "0" by default.

con_notify_intermission

Console notify messages are shown on the intermission screen, "0" by default.

gl_fb_bmodels

Turn fullbright polys on brush models on/off, 1 by default.

gl_fb_models

Turn fullbright polys on alias models on/off, 1 by default.

r_explosionlightcolor

Sets the color of explosions glows. Only works if r_explosionlight is on.

Values: 0 - default, 1 - blue, 2 - red, 3 - purple, 4 - random.

r_rocketlightcolor

Sets the color of flying rockets glows. Only works if r_rocketlight is on. Values: same as for r_explosionlightcolor.

gl_conalpha

Sets the transparency of the console, 0.8 by default. Can be 0.0 (totally transparent) - 1.0 (not transparent).

r_skybox

Sets a custom skybox, "" by default (no skybox). See more info about this at the loadsky command.

r_ringalpha

Sets the transparency of your weapon model when you're invisible. Default value is "0.4".

r_skyfog

Applies fog on the sky, valid values are from 0.0 to 1.0. Used implicitly by newer maps. It is only used if fog is also applied by using the fog command. Default value is "0.5".

r_noshadow_list

Ignores drawing shadow for mdl files added to this list. Default value is "" (empty list).

capture_codec

Contains the fourcc code of video codec's, 0 by default (no compression). For example divx or xvid, etc.

capture_fps

Sets on how many frames/sec you wish the video to be captured. 30.0 by default.

capture_console

If set to 1, the console is also captured, otherwise not. 1 by default.

capture_dir

Sets the directory where avis to be saved during capturing. "capture" by default.

capture_mp3

Turns mp3 audio compression on/off, 0 by default.

capture_mp3_kbps

Sets mp3 compression's bitrate, 128 by default. Only works if capture_mp3 is 1 (trivial).

capture_avi_split

Set this to the number of megabytes at which to split captured video into more than one AVI file. The used video capture module has a problem with files getting corrupted when reaching a size of over 2 gigabytes, so splitting them into smaller files is a good idea to avoid this corruption. Default is 1900 megabytes. Setting to 0 disables splitting.

gl_externaltextures_world and gl_externaltextures_bmodels

Load external textures when set to "1". textures for _world should be placed inside textures/ or textures/\ dir while textures for _bmodels should be placed inside textures/bmodels dir. Both are 1 by default.

gl_consolefont

Specifies an external console charset. Console charsets should be placed inside textures/charsets dir.

gl_smoothfont

Gets fonts look smoother, "1" by default.

gl_loadlitfiles

Loads static colored lights containing files (.lit) if "1".

gl_vertexlights

Turns vertex lighting on alias models on/off, "0" by default.

scr_sshot_format

Sets the type of screenshot image, "jpg" by default. Can be "tga", "png" or "jpeg | jpg".

gl_waterfog

Adds fog inside (not just water, but) all kinds of liquids, 1 by default. Values: 0 - off, 2 - realistic, other - normal.

gl_waterfog_density

For further customizing gl_waterfog, 1 by default. Can be 0.0 (low amount of fog) - 1.0 (high amount of fog).

gl_caustics

Turns caustic underwater polygons on/off, 0 by default.

gl_detail

Turns detailed textures on/off, 0 by default. Requires hi-end systems.

gl_solidparticles

If set to "1" classic particles are to be drawn with Z buffer bits. On some video cards this helps to keep the fps high. 0 by default.

gl_part_explosions

Sets QMB explosions: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style. 0 by default.

gl_part_trails

Sets QMB trails: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style. 0 by default.

gl_part_spikes

Sets QMB spikes: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style (Q3 model required!). 0 by default.

gl_part_gunshots

Sets QMB gunshots: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style (Q3 model required!). 0 by default.

gl_part_blood

Sets QMB blood: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style. 0 by default.

gl_part_telesplash

Sets QMB teleport splashes: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style (Q3 model required!). 0 by default.

gl_part_blobs

Turns QMB spawn explosions on/off, 0 by default.

gl_part_lavasplash

Turns QMB lavasplashes on/off, 0 by default.

gl_part_flames

Sets QMB torch flames: 1 - normal, 2 - Q3 style. 0 by default.

gl_part_damagesplash

Turns Q3 style on-screen damage splash on/off, 0 by default.

gl_bounceparticles

Turns bouncing chunks on/off, 1 by default. Only works for QMB particles.

crosshairalpha

Sets the transparency of your crosshair. Default value is "1.0".

crosshairimage

Sets an image as crosshair, "" (none) by default. Crosshair images go to "crosshairs" subdirectory.

gl_loadq3models

Loads quake3 models (.md3) if value is 1. By default, it's 0.

  • mdl replacement files go to /progs folder
  • bsp replacement files go to /maps folder
  • ALL q3 texture files go to /textures/q3models folder

vid_vsync

Turns vertical synchronization on/off, "0" by default.

gl_lerptextures

Smooth out textures on alias models if turned on. 1 by default.

cl_independentphysics

Server and Client framerates are independent. This setting is turned on by default. To turn it off you need to start joequake with the following command line:

+set cl_independentphysics 0

vid_displayfrequency

If not equals to 0, overrides the monitor's refresh rate to the given value. 0 by default.

gl_externaltextures_gfx

Load external textures for menu and hud/status bar. 1 by default.

gl_texturemode_hud

Set texture filtering mode for HUD elements, for example health display, menu images and so on. Valid modes: GL_LINEAR and GL_NEAREST, GL_LINEAR by default.

gl_texturemode_sky

Set texture filtering mode for sky textures. Valid modes: GL_LINEAR and GL_NEAREST, GL_LINEAR by default.

net_connectsearch

Allows to enable or disable the search for hosts on use of the connect command. It allows connecting by the server's hostname instead of by IP address. However, the search takes a significant amount of time. So disabling it can greatly speedup the time it takes to connect to a server by IP address. "1" by default. Set to "0" to try to speedup connecting by IP address.

net_getdomainname

Allows to enable or disable trying to find domain names for IP addresses using DNS lookups. These can find domain names like nl2.badplace.eu from its IP address. However, on Windows this lookup seems to take a long time. Disabling it can therefore speed up connecting to a server significantly. As there will barely be any usecase for the domain names, it is "0" by default. Set to "1" to restore the original Quake behaviour with the lookups enabled.

New commands

cmdlist

Lists all console commands.

cvarlist

Lists all console variables.

gamedir <path>

Changes the mod's directory. If you started Quake with e.g. -game ctf and during the game you wish to play with an other mod, you can change it dinamically, without quitting the game. Relative pathnames like "newdir/ctf" are not allowed.

dir <wildcard>

Lists all files matching wildcard. Works the same way like other shells' dir command.

demdir <wildcard>

The same as dir, except that this cmd is only for .dem files. So please omit the .dem extension from the wildcard.

menu_demos

Pops up the Demos menu, the same as you enter it from the Main Menu

writeconfig <filename>

Writes a .cfg file with your actual game settings.

printtxt <filename>

Prints a text file into the console. You can now read SDA demos' txt files without quitting the game :)

getcoords <filename>

Writes the player's origin into the given file or to "camfile.cam" if there was no filename given.

volumeup, volumedown

volumeup increases the volume by 0.1 and volumedown decreases by the same value. The maximum volume is 1.0, it won't raise higher than that. You'll see a graphical volume control bar at the top right corner of the screen for 2 seconds any time you change the volume using volumeup or volumedown.

iplog, ipmerge, identify

These commands are exported from ProQuake. Please read the ProQuake documentation on using them.

loadsky <filename>

Loads a custom skybox. As you know (or not) a skybox consists of 6 images (6 sides of a box). To set a skybox, you only have to add the common name of these six files, since they contain 2 characters of skybox extension at the end. For example, you have a skybox called "day", you have six images called dayrt, daybk, daylf, dayft, dayup, daydn. Than you only have to use loadsky day. To get skyboxes, go to the FuhQuake page. Skyboxes goes to "/env" directory. This command also sets r_skybox's value. You can change skyboxes through this cvar as well.

loadcharset <filename>

Loads an external console charset. Console charsets should be placed inside textures/charsets dir.

capture_start <filename>

Starts capturing an .avi file.

capture_stop

Stops capturing.

capturedemo <filename>

Starts playing a demo and starts capturing it also with the same name.

keepdemo

See description about cl_autodemo in the Cvars section.

toggleparticles

Changes all gl_part_* vars' values between 0 (off), 1 (QMB) or 2 (Quake3). A pleasant way if you wouldn't like to set all variables one by one.

toggledecals

Changes all gl_decals_* vars' values to their opposite.

fog

Applies fog to the map. Used implicitly by newer maps. Usage: fog <density> fog <red> <green> <blue> fog <density> <red> <green> <blue> <density> defines the thickness of the fog. <red> <green> <blue> values define the color of the fog.

Other features

Parameter completion

I think people will prefer this feature alot more to using dir or demdir. Parameter completion means if you're using a command requiring a filename (playdemo for example), then when you're pressing TAB you're gonna get a list of files matching to the written wildcard, just as dir or demdir. For example you typed the following to the console:

]playdemo e1m1

After pressing TAB you're getting a list of all e1m1*.dem files. The wildcard will be updated with the longest common string of the matching filenames. If only one file was found, the wildcard's gonna be replaced with that. It's that simple :) but it's handy imho.

Parameter completion works for the following commands: playdemo, capture_start, capturedemo, printtxt, map, exec, load, loadsky, r_skybox, loadcharset, gl_consolefont and crosshairimage. None of them require any extension to be given, they'll automatically find their filetypes.

Maps, Demos, Mods menu

JoeQuake added 3 new menus to Quake: The Maps menu contains a list of all available maps in the actual path including inside pak files as well. The Demos menu gives you a shell about all the Quake subdirectories, and you may browse between these dirs and watch demos in any folder. The Mods menu also shows all the Quake subdirectories, and choosing any of them reloads the specific mod immediately (as if you have started Quake -game <moddir>)

32bit textures support (GL only)

The whole function copied from FuhQuake which contained loading TGA and PNG images and I extended this with JPEG/JPG support as well. The handling of directories is purely the same as in FuhQuake:

All textures go to a "textures" folder, which can contain subfolders:

  • "bmodels" for brush model textures (i.e. textures/bmodels)
  • "models" for alias model textures (i.e. textures/models)
  • "sprites" for sprite model textures (i.e. textures/sprites)
  • "wad" for hud pictures (i.e. textures/wad)
  • "charsets" for custom character sets (i.e. textures/charsets)
  • "particles" for custom particle images (i.e. textures/particles)

You can also create map name folders, so then the textures for that map will be loaded from there (e.g. textures/ztndm3). The only difference to FuhQuake is that JoeQuake doesn't use map groups, so don't try "exmy" folder for id1 maps as you did in FuhQuake.

I can only provide a few hud textures made by myself, but if you want more, head over to the FuhQuake page and download the installer which contain lots of cool textures to plenty of maps, status bar images, new menu pictures etc. You can also get textures from the Quake Retexturing project: http://www.quake.cz/winclan/qe1

(NOTE that there're no textures/ parent folder in the following paths) Custom crosshairimages go to "crosshairs" folder. Custom skyboxes go either to "env" or to "gfx/env" folder.

Coloured lights (GL only)

Both dynamic and static colored lights are available in JoeQuake. You can choose from various colors to set your explosion or rocket lightning. For static colored lights, you can find a .lit files (files containing the color information for maps) package on the FuhQuake page.

You may place lit files either to "maps/lits" or to "lits" folder.

Avi capturing

JoeQuake uses avi capturing written by Anthony Bailey. An important thing you should know about: this is mainly for capturing demos, not gameplay.

Sound issues: capturing supports up to 44 KHz sounds too, but I personally don't recommend recording the audio on that sample. The reason is that all the Quake sounds are originally recorded on 11 KHz, and simply playing them on higher sample doesn't actually make them sound better. If you want to use 22 or 44 KHz sounds at any price, I advise you to get a good editor (like SoundForge), and resample the audio using that.

Commands history

Added from [sons]Quake. The last 64 console lines are stored in a file cmdhist.dat in the main Quake folder, so than you can use cmd history after quitting/restarting the game.

Demoplaying from .dz files

You may now use .dz files as playdemo command's parameter, it'll be automatically extracted and played. Works from the Demos menu too. NOTE: make sure the dzip binary (dzip.exe or dzip-linux, comes with the zip) is present in your main Quake folder.

Framerate independent physics

Server and Client calculates fps differently. The server always operates at a maximum of 72 fps. This guarantees that vanilla Quake physics are kept and also demo files remain backward compatible. The client can operate as many fps as possible, so users can for example match their desired max fps to their monitor's refresh rate to achieve a much smoother gameplay experience.

NOTE for linux GLX users

You need to have GLX installed and set up correctly. To install GLX, you need to download the GLX drivers from your graphic card manufacturer's home page.

You also need to have libfmod-3.73.so (or later) to get music if you play with Nehahra. You can get it from http://www.fmod.org/

License and Warranty

JoeQuake is released under the GNU GPL license. You may freely redistribute or modify JoeQuake as you wish.

Credits

I would like to thank the following people for using their stuff:

  • Sphere, for his help and participation in development of JoeQuake 🖤
  • A. "Fuh" Nourai, for every FuhQuake addition
  • Anton "Tonik" Gavrilov, for every ZQuake addition
  • John Fitzgibbons, Eric Wasylishen, Spike and all the QuakeSpasm devs for every QS addition
  • fenix@io.com, for alias model interpolation
  • LordHavoc, for lerping alias model textures
  • Alexander Kovalchuk, for plenty of [sons]Quake additions
  • Anthony Bailey, for the avi capturing code
  • Slawomir Mazurek, for his help on linux

I would also like to thank the following people for inspiring, giving ideas:

  • Attila Csernyik
  • Thomas Stubgaard
  • Denis Nazarov
  • Martin Selinus
  • Nolan Pflug
  • people @ RuneCentral forum, especially Baker and Sputnikutah
  • people @ QuakeSpeedrunning discord channel

External resources

The JoeQuake package contains hi-resolution images made by the following artists:

  • menu graphics, HUD icons, character sets by Moon[Drunk]
  • HUD player faces by PrimeviL
  • console background by Joseph "BootGuyJoe" Hanley
Jozsef Szalontai
joequake@gmail.com
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