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Quake Live Now on Linux and Mac OS X

Those of you who loved Quake III Arena but prefer to run on Apple or Linux boxes will now finally get to take part in the Quake Live online browser game.

Unlike Quake III Arena, and most other PC games, Quake Live requires no manual install other than just accepting a browser plug-in. Amazingly, nearly the complete experience is replicated right through the web browser.

Now Quake Live is playable on Macs through Safari (id Software says that a bug in Firefox has the Mozilla browser unable to play Quake Live for now, but should be fixed shortly) and Linux browsers.

For those of you already playing Quake Live on your Windows boxes, these are the other changes part of the new version:

  • Leaderboards are once again online.
  • Increased the maximum allowable size of a personal config file from 16KB to 64KB.
  • Fixed an issue where players could lose their key binds after rebinding Mouse 1.
  • Added Instagib CTF servers.

Check out Quake Live here.

  • Impulse Fire911
    lol welcome to gaming i see that the graphics suck.. im assuming that's a mac
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  • nukemaster
    Quake Live is a OpenGL game(it still installs, its just in the form of a plugin). It looks the same on all operating systems.

    The lower graphics allows it to run on almost anything.
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  • dro524
    It's called Quake III, idiot. It's a 10 year old game.
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  • zerapio
    Those of you who loved Quake III Arena but prefer to run on Apple or Linux boxes will now finally get to take part in the Quake Live online browser game
    What do you mean, Q3A ran fine in Linux and Mac OS.

    Added Instagib CTF servers.
    I love iCTF!! :D
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  • mcnuggetofdeath
    Lol. I was there when they announced this a few days back at quakecon. My buddy with a mac sitting right next to me. As a loyal linux fanboy i booed when OSX was mentioned, and wooted when Tux showed up on screen. I was the only one willing to be so obnoxious :)

    BTW super excited. Open Arena is nowhere near as good.
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  • loudr1
    Ive been playing it for 6 months, its fun. I'm 35 and played Quake, QII, an QIII back in my early 20's.

    Impulse what are you, like 12? The game is older than you.......
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  • megamanx00
    Cool. I remember playing it on the first system I built with a K6-2 400, Aureal Vortex2, and TNT2 card. Now modern CPUs are so powerful they can run the whole thing in a browser. I remember I was mad when they stopped supporting A3D since I got good at judging how far around a corner someone was by their footsteps, but that advantage was gone when they got rid of A3D. Yeah I played that game way too much.
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  • alfaalex101
    Quake 3 - the best FPS ever. What a classic.
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  • pender21
    zerapioWhat do you mean, Q3A ran fine in Linux and Mac OS.I love iCTF!!
    Q3A needed a CD Key to play. Quake Live is free for everyone.

    Can Linux players and Mac players compete against PCs or does each OS have its own pool of servers/players
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  • sn4re
    pender21Can Linux players and Mac players compete against PCs or does each OS have its own pool of servers/playersPretty sure it's all vs all. Having they're own pools wouldn't make sense, since the packets don't know the difference.
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