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2015-01-06, 10:33
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To all Steam users out there...

If you want to have all Steam features (overlay, yay!) when playing QuakeWorld right now, scroll down to Option 1 below (or 2).
For context, keep reading!


Steam is indeed outstanding in pc gaming. Back in 2007, iD games, including Quake were included on Steam.
But the Quake version on Steam is a basic one, it includes the original clients of 1995 and 1996...
So the Quake community never really took any advantage of having the game available on Steam... the Quake forums are quite inactive aswell - at least QuakeWorld-wise.

But as you can see, there's alot of content there. simply put, lots of audience.
How about having this on your steam status whenever you are playing QuakeWorld?
http://upload.foppa.dk/files/friends.png


WHY
Easily share content to a very broad audience. All your friends and groups would be aware that you are playing Quake, we can create group chats. Upload screenshots and savegames to Steam Cloud. Along with other stuff. The Chat is very interesting for communities that doesn't rely on IRC (everywhere outside Europe)

So, there's a trick to do this, easy one. Its a 3 minute job.



OPTION 1 (recommended)
needs you to purchase Quake on Steam.
In a nutshell, Steam just wants a file named "glqwcl.exe" in the "Quake Steam Folder" to be able to officially run Quake under Steam.
Then create a "shortcut" (symbolic link) to that folder, place it and name it as you want. Then you don't have to think anymore about it, as the shortcut behaves like you are on Steam Folder anyway.

For the non-techies, here's a step-by-step:
  1. Purchase and Install Quake on Steam
  2. Locate the new Steam Quake folder on your hard drive. This location should be something like Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Quake. Copy the location to clipboard.
  3. DELETE all the contents of the Quake folder, but not the folder itself. You can do this safely!
  4. IF you want to install a fresh nQuake:
    install it on the existing Steam folder Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Quake. Then rename the file "ezquake-gl.exe" to "glqwcl.exe"
  5. IF you want to use your existing QuakeWorld installation:
    move all the contents of your existing QuakeWorld folder to the existing Steam folder. Then rename the executable file you normally use to "glqwcl.exe"
    http://upload.foppa.dk/files/new.png

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  6. OPTIONAL STEP: create a symbolic link (shortcut) to the Steam Quake folder.
    Open a command line with Administration rights (google it with your operating system version). now you will create the symbolic link to the Steam Quake folder, using the command mklink:
    mklink /D e:\myQuakeFolder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam|SteamApps\common\Quake"
    The syntax is mklink link target

  7. http://upload.foppa.dk/files/ex.png





    OPTION 2
    For non-steam users, not recommended, don't use it.
    1. Add your existing QuakeWorld installation as a non-steam game in Steam.
      You won't have access to the community hub though. But you'll have access to Steam Overlay (chat).



    2. Now, run Quake on Steam, clicking PLAY

      http://upload.foppa.dk/files/play.png


      ... and selecting the executable you want:
      http://upload.foppa.dk/files/play2.png




      your client should run normally. AND you will be playing Quake on Steam and access all the features!
      http://upload.foppa.dk/files/friends.png



      Happy Gibbing! AND BRING FRIENDS


      some more links:
      http://steamcharts.com/app/2310
      https://steamdb.info/app/2310/
      https://steamcommunity.com/app/2310/
      JOIN THIS GROUP

      (Edited 2015-04-30, 15:32)
never argue with an idiot. they'll bring you back to their level and then beat you with experience.
2015-01-06, 10:57
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Or you can just choose to "add a non-steam game" in your game list, and select your ezquake shortcut :

http://upload.foppa.dk/files/quakesteam.jpg


2015-01-06, 11:07
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thats cheating !

my solution keeps it real and only takes 1 minute longer
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2015-01-06, 23:02
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ONE OF THE BENEFITS

http://cloud-4.steamusercontent.com/ugc/552021066339245370/FD58D4CFBEF53E5F58BF04A9D1A952640EAC4A2E/



OTHER SCREENSHOTS I TOOK
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2015-01-07, 12:26
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advanced steam users might want to check STEAM MOVER
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2015-01-07, 14:22
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Here's one screenshot using OPTION 1, with a brand new nQuake installation (installed directly on Steam Quake folder)

http://upload.foppa.dk/files/screenshot4.png



featuring the console and the Steam overlay
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2015-01-08, 18:02
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Lets be friends on Steam
IVE CREATED A STEAM GROUP

Add me as a friend.
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2015-01-10, 12:20
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I assume the only way to contribute to any Quake usage statistics collected by Steam is to set it up according to the first procedure? Second way was very easy but doesn't seem to add much interesting stuff. :\
www.facebook.com/QuakeWorld
2015-01-10, 16:02
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Ake Vader wrote:
I assume the only way to contribute to any Quake usage statistics collected by Steam is to set it up according to the first procedure? Second way was very easy but doesn't seem to add much interesting stuff. :\


For me it adds everything apart from adding to usage statistics.
2015-02-08, 10:41
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It occured to me that one can do even better in encouraging quakeworld to friends on steam:

http://postimg.org/image/djvub5ec1/
2015-02-09, 16:48
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praxismo wrote:
It occured to me that one can do even better in encouraging quakeworld to friends on steam:

http://postimg.org/image/djvub5ec1/


that is one advantage.
The other is having a calendar with all the events
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/qwfriends#events

and the other is to have Steam Overlay and be able to chat/talk/whatever while playing.
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2015-02-18, 12:26
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I just joined the steam group!

I'm mostly a North American netQuake player, but always looking for a game.

I do have nQuake installed so, i'll have to use mushi's method of adding it to steam....
2015-04-30, 15:34
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welcome to the group

lets use the new steam feature, BROADCAST
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