"Quake was a revolutionary game. It was the first true 3D gaming
engine, and it created the world of online first person shooters.
Now in the time of Quake 3: Arena and Unreal Tournament, Quake is
still holding its own. It still has a strong online community
featuring many great mods and maps. Now when you feel like going
back to your roots, to when the Rocket Launcher was all that
mattered, and the gibs flew as far as you could see, you can.
The best way to Quake on a Linux system is undoubtedly
"QuakeForge is a source modification of ID Software's
Quake/QuakeWorld engine. It is designed with cheat-protection in
mind, but also features many improvements over QuakeWorld's
"It has currently been split into two trees.
QuakeForge: Newtree is compatible with QuakeWorld clients and
QuakeForge: NUQ is the single player version; it is not
compatible with QuakeWorld."