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How To Play Quake 1 Like It’s 2011 (not 1999)

Features, Games and Gaming, Retrospectives

Seeing this recent post on RPS got me in the mood to do some singleplayer QuakeOneing. Just thinking about it gave me a shiver of anticipation, and I could hear the shotgun pow-tch-chk, the hiss and growl and roar and the clank-wobbleboom of grenades. That was it: the itch needed scratching. As soon as I got home from work, I got to re-installing.

But if you’re anything like me, you like a little modern gloss on the old warwagon. Leave the gameplay mechanics alone, but the shiny? I like the shiny!
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From the trenches: setting up after a reinstall, Part I

Features

So you’ve just finished rebuilding your computer with a new shiny motherboard, processor and graphics card, and you want to finish off that install of a brand new clean copy of Windows. What do you do next?

In this series of steps I’m going to be using Windows 7, as these are actually the ones I use personally; indeed I’ve just had to repair one of my own computers so you’ll probably want to adjust them to suit your own circumstances. I’d recommend you follow at least the two steps of separating out your user files from the operating system, and setting up some sort of backup. It’s saved my bacon more times than I can count!

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