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Gamer Completes Quake Under 1 Hour @ 100%

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A gamer completed the original Quake title for the PC in just over 52 minutes, killing off all enemies and discovering all secret areas.

Now here's a little entertainment to start off your first week of the new year: id Software's original Quake completed in just under one hour.

On a personal level, I proudly boast that this 1996 gothic shooter is my favorite game of all time-- which includes both PC and console platforms-- and seemingly leeched every ounce of my mojo by way of all-night deathmatch sessions (online or Reaper) and the nearly infinite number of mods. The classic FPS reduced me to a state resembling one of the Quake zombies until the sequel arrived almost 2 years later.

But to complete 100-percent of the game in just under one hour? That's an amazing feat. I thought I knew the game forwards and backwards until I took a peek at the video seen below. As shown, the player completes the entire game in 52:19 minutes-- from the "Start" map where the player chooses the "Nightmare" portal to the end battle in Shub-Niggurath's pit. Every secret is found and every enemy defeated without using cheat codes. Wow.

As an example, the player completes E1M1 "The Slipgate Complex" in 1:02 minutes with 6/6 secrets and 42/42 kills, followed by E1M2 "Castle of the Damned" in 1:03 minutes with 3/3 secrets and 42/42 kills. The process looks legit-- the player takes damage, and dogs and soldiers don't immediately explode on contact (unless the player is loaded up with a tasty quad). All the graphical juice you can squeeze out of id's old engine for the PC even looks to be present including shadows, transparent water and so on.

If you have 52 minutes to spare, check out the marathon run through Quake's 32 maps pasted below (including "Start"). The clip may convince you to dust off the disc and give the classic shooter another go. Steam is currently offering a digital copy for $9.99 as a standalone game, however it's also a part of the $69.99 id Super Pack which also contains the Doom series, HeXen series, Heretic series, Wolfenstein series and more.

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    festerovic , January 3, 2011 9:26 PM
    The methamphetamines we had in the 90's weren't good enough to pull this off. Kinda like there weren't any machines capable of playing Crysis maxxed out until recently.

    Wait till we get space coke from aliens, someone will destroy this guy's time. :) 
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    plznote , January 3, 2011 9:32 PM
    Amazing!
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    doron , January 3, 2011 9:42 PM
    lol @ ~48:53
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    tank , January 3, 2011 9:47 PM
    I watched like ten minutes. That guy knew where every single bad guy was. If it is too good to be true, normally it is. I think he had some sort of aim bot or wall hack going personally. In addition good for him if he really did it, but next time run some sort of ant-cheat program to verify your hard work.
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    jhansonxi , January 3, 2011 10:26 PM
    tankI watched like ten minutes. That guy knew where every single bad guy was. If it is too good to be true, normally it is. I think he had some sort of aim bot or wall hack going personally. In addition good for him if he really did it, but next time run some sort of ant-cheat program to verify your hard work.


    He probably played each level 100 times to achieve the minimum run time. If you search for "QDQWAV" you'll have a better understanding on what speedrunners can do.
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    southernshark , January 3, 2011 10:51 PM
    Yeah I'm sure he's just played it a million times and knows what is where.
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    Boxa786 , January 3, 2011 10:58 PM
    I remember doing something similar both with quake and hl1 with my brother always wondering why Im playing it over and over again....

    All started with wolfenstein on a cyrix 386, running against the walls pressing space to find the next secret door :D 
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    utengineer , January 3, 2011 11:04 PM
    40 year old virgins spotted.
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    boju , January 3, 2011 11:22 PM
    If you go to the youtube video description it will state there explaining how this video was put together. They had a team of speed runners each concentrating on their own levels, putting each final rehearsed demo together in one film. It wasn’t all done in one go. The representative at youtube even stated they couldn’t do all the awesome tricks you see if it were done so in one hit.

    Well done and great effort to the QdQ team.
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    4745454b , January 3, 2011 11:32 PM
    IDK. I've played that first part I don't know how many times, and I could swear there were several spots he didn't kill everyone. I know he was shooting pineapples and leaving them to kill the enemy, but there were several times I could swear there were some still moving.

    Still, a nice thing if true. My friend and I played quake 1 for who knows how many years. Sadly he does his gaming on a PS3/xbox 360 now and I don't.
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    jhansonxi , January 3, 2011 11:49 PM
    Quote:
    All started with wolfenstein on a cyrix 386, running against the walls pressing space to find the next secret door :D 
    Still was rather tedious in the Aardwolf maze.
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    fuzzyplankton , January 4, 2011 12:24 AM
    I like seeing the comments about doom lately asking how do you jump in the game...
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    iamtheking123 , January 4, 2011 1:28 AM
    fuzzyplanktonI like seeing the comments about doom lately asking how do you jump in the game...

    You don't jump so much as you run really fast and hope gravity disappears :) 
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    dEAne , January 4, 2011 5:08 AM
    Under an hour or even 1 hour that's really something - maybe he made that as a career.
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    hardcore_gamer , January 4, 2011 2:17 PM
    mayankleoboy1@ the gamerman, get a life

    gamin' is our life ;) 
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    youssef 2010 , January 4, 2011 5:13 PM
    southernsharkYeah I'm sure he's just played it a million times and knows what is where.


    Exactly.But he clearly did something exceptional.Talking about it is one thing, but actually doing it is another thing entirely.Well done,gamer.
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    elcentral , January 5, 2011 11:20 AM
    hahah 1 granade lunched into wall bounced 3 times at same time he shoot a enemy then punched the button the granade came bouncing he jumped ower it got recourse by it and whent flying wtf. i may haw wasted 80hours on minecraft but this dude easily got ower 800hours. makes me proud to be a nerd and absolute useless to society LONG LIVE NERD POWER!