Download it and Quakize your desktop! I've downloaded all the other Quake screen savers and they all suck (my opinion is a bit biased, of course) so I wrote my own.
The screen saver features several scenes from the game and from a variety of maps. The scenes are fully rendered and animated just as they would look in the game with flickering torches, lightning, dripping blood, zombies wacking away at each other like piniatas, damned souls squirming helplessly on the walls, blood and gibs flying around the screen and you can occasionally catch a glimpse of a Quake gamer as he teleports in and runs past on his way to wreak mayhem in the abyss (he might even take a shot at you once in a while). All the graphics and sounds from the game come faithfully to life on your screen.
Scene 1: Introduction (Entrance
Scene 2: E1M3, Necropolis
Scene 3: E1M2, Castle of the Damned (Dedicated to me!)
Scene 4: E3M1, Termination Central
Scene 5: CTF2, The Kiln (Dedicated to Gino "Alibi" Giorgi)
Scene 6: CTF2M4, The Ruins of Neominonk (Dedicated to William "It's Loaded?" Carlson)
Scene 7: E3M7, "The Haunted Halls" (A Special Dedication to Dave "Zoid" Kirsch)
Scene 8: CTF2M7, "Gloom Castles" (Dedicated to Clan Lagitus - http://lagitus.stomped.com/ )
Scene 9: E4M2, "The Tower of Despair" (Dedicated to John Carmack)
Scene 10: DM2, "Claustrophobopolis" (Dedicated to Clan RCQ - http://www.jacksonville.net/~mgjax/ )
Scene 11: E4M5, "Hell's Atrium"
Scene 12 Painkeep - Start Hub (Dedicated to Brett "Three Fingers" Jacobs)
Scene 13: Fragtown 3: Hillsdale (Dedicated to John "EvilHorace" Oaklay)
Scene 14: Fragtown 7: Chicago (Dedicated to Dustin "KICKUS URASSIS" Sullo)
Scene 15: CTF 5: Da Ancient War Grounds (Dedicated to the Lethal Penguins Clan, http://junior.ece.ucdavis.edu/~lpc/ )
The Unofficial Quake Screen Saver will work under Windows 95/98/2K/XP and (believe it or not) it works under Vista! (not bad for a 10 year old screen saver!)
The Unofficial Quake Screen Saver is freeware: you can do whatever the hell you want with it, I don't care.
The Quake name and logo are property of Id Software. Screen saver code and custom artwork copyright 1996, 97 Robert Osorio
This page last updated 9/9/07
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The current ones are good.
Go to the new Unofficial Quake2 Screen Saver homepage...
The screen saver is freeware - it's free for you to download for nothing, nada, zip, zilch, nil. However, some of you have problems downloading large files (can you say shitty ISP?) or, for some deranged reason, pay for your Internet access by the hour (I suggest you move to a country where such barbaric practices are outlawed).
For this reason, I'm offering the screen saver on CD-R for a nominal fee. A CD-R is a recordable CD and can be read by any standard CD-Rom player, as long as it wasn't made in the Stone-Age (some early 1X CD-Roms won't read CD-R's). Please note that most first-generation DVD players won't read CD-R's - if in doubt, read your manual..
Along with the Unofficial Quake Screen Saver, I'll include my Unofficial Hexen Screen Saver and my GLQuake & Quake 2 / Voodoo 3D FAQ in HTML format. I'll also throw in a few goodies like a freeware Quake Desktop theme. All this for $12 including shipping (U.S. only). U.S. Checks or Money Orders only please.
Make out checks to:
2247 N. Citrus Blvd. #167
Leesburg, FL 34748
My name is Robert Osorio, I live in central Florida (the "Shoot Me" state), and I go by the handle "FlyingPenguin[OFC]" when playing online. I mostly play Day of Defeat, Counterstrike, and Q3 Urban Terror. I'm 42, and honorary CEO for life of the Old Farts Clan (gamers under age 35 need not apply). There's not really a clan - it's very casual. A bunch of us old farts were just tired of being nagged to join a clan, so we made up our own.
When I first started posting my age on my web sites, I was amazed by the number of "closet" old-fart gamers that e-mailed me to tell me that it was so cool that there were others, like themselves, who played the game like addicts, weren't under 19 years old, and were old enough to remember when "Pong" was state-of-the-art computer gaming. The oldest gamer I've heard from is 55 and he plays around 4 hours a day!
If you're over 35 and play Quake online, consider yourself a life-long member in good standing. Feel free to use the initials if you want [OFC]. Your only duty is that you must never fail to lose any opportunity to be smug about it when you frag the crap out of some teenager's ass. Let him know how old you are and mock his (supposedly) faster reflexes.
Being a male, I've never experienced the pain of childbirth, so instead I tried publishing this screen saver. You know what? Childbirth has to be less painful...
Why am I doing this? BECAUSE I NEED MY HEAD EXAMINED, THAT'S WHY! I'm not a professional programmer, I'm just doing this in my spare time for the fun of it. I don't represent a company and there's no big-time publishing outfit behind me - otherwise you'd be paying forty bucks for this screen saver at a computer store, in a fancy box, festooned with legal cryptographs to sooth the Gods of Litigation, instead of downloading it for free!. I do all the programming and answer all customer support questions myself, and I have a normal (well, sorta normal...) job I have to pretend to do fairly well during the day to keep the real money coming in, so your patience and understanding is appreciated. If you really, REALLY like the screen saver, send me a couple of dollars, or an AOL Installation disk (I can always use a an extra coaster - that's all they're good for anyway...). My address is listed at the end of this page.
As far as adding more scenes in the future, FORGET IT. I haven't done any programming in years and haven't touched the source code for the screen saver since 1998. I doubt I could even remember how to code a scene anymore.
I'm constantly trying to improve this scren saver, and I also have plans in the works for some other sick screen savers as well. Thus, any constructive suggestions or criticisms would be greatly appreciated. Please drop me a line even if just to let me know that you liked it and you had no problems (when most of your e-mail is customer support related, it gets pretty depressing!). Feel free to contact me at:
The Flying Penguin's Homepage
More stupid and not so stupid stuff from your's truly. Check out the "Incredible Acts of Stupidity" section. You'll laugh so hard, you'll hurt yourself. Also check out the world's funniest online Radio Control Modeling Newsletter.
The Unofficial Quake2 Screen Saver
A freeware Quake2 screen saver. Can play scenes from the Quake1 screen saver as well.
The Unofficial Hexen II Screen Saver
A freeware Hexen II screen saver by yours truly. If you love Hexen II, and you love the Unofficial Quake Screen Saver, you'll love this!
This and all other web pages and graphics Copyright 1996, 1997 - Robert Osorio
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