AfterQuake is a Quake package, similar to QuakeWorld's nQuake, ClassicQ, or even Quake's Epsilon Mod. It was launched at the QuakeExpo 2016 (QEXPO2016) event. Link to announcement.
It is a combination of the FTE engine (source port or client) and community-made content packages.
It supports both Quake (singleplayer) and QuakeWorld (multiplayer).
The goal of AfterQuake is to make FTE easier to use. And why this is relevant? Because FTE is simply the most advanced Quake client - it supports everything! - and it will change the way you look at this game.
This page is about AfterQuake only.
Visit FTE wiki page for a more extensive list of features.
Download the zip file (link below) and extract to an empty folder (e.g. c:\afterQuake). Then copy from your original Quake directory the following files:
to the corresponding folder in your afterQuake folder.
Linux and MacOsx: download the latest binary for your machine and place it in AfterQuake folder.
You can now execute the FTE executable. But continue reading...
Step by step
When you first start, you will be presented with the downloads menu. Choose flavor:
- AfterQuake Minimum - the base package
- AfterQuake Slim - The base package with some graphical updates
- AfterQuake Full - higher quality textures, models, etc
Click apply. The packages to download are listed. Confirm. Once the downloads finish, you're ready to play!
What do the packages include? It depends on the package you choose.
- redesigned main menu,
- example configs,
- custom aliases, for your convenience (/list*, etc)
- Vised maps
- amazing particle configs (fully editable),
- realtime lights,
- high resolution textures,
Most packages can be enabled or disabled on the fly without needing to redownload or restart FTE
The downloads menu can be accessed later via the menus, or simply via the /menu_downloads console command.
Some content isn't included on purpose, because of copyright issues. For example:
- Mindgrid's high Quality audio
- Quake's Official Soundtrack
These and all other paks or modifications can be installed in AfterQuake the same way as any other engine.
FTE supports both Quake (NetQuake) and QuakeWorld.
For singleplayer, you can use the QuakeInjector plugin to download a plethora of singleplayer maps and mods hosted by Quaddicted. Note that you will need the full version of Quake for this to work properly.
Its super-duper compatible with any Quake modification you try. Install them normally, then use /gamedir ingame command to change between mods on the fly. Above there's a screenshot of FTE running a mod.
You will find a plethora of public servers running on the internet inside the built-in server browser. Both NQ and QW servers will be listed.
QuakeTV and observing
You can spectate ongoing internet matches using AfterQuake both for Quake and Quakeworld.
In QuakeWorld you can use QuakeTV to connect to a stream.
- Spike FTEs guru
- Mushi tester, project manager
- PurpleHaze gfx consultant
- MoonDrunk gfx consultant
- Romi RT lights and marketing
- FTE The main wiki page
- FTEDroid - it's the Android port. Want to watch demos or live games in your phone/tablet? this is for you
- The official website of FTE
Some content packages have been modified to ensure they work properly with FTEQW (either bugfixes, tweaks/removals to avoid conflicts, or naming convention changes).