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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY QUAKE, THE 2020 PASTA!
GAME, ADDONS, AND MUSIC:
All around good: http://quakespasm.sourceforge.net/download.htm
Quakespasm Spiked(QS but with md3 and custom support) - https://fte.triptohell.info/moodles/qss/
Same as Above but powered by VULKAN! https://github.com/Novum/vkQuake
Eyecandy and compatible with everything - https://fte.triptohell.info/
Launcher - https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplequakelauncher/
Frontend - https://www.quaddicted.com/tools/quake_injector
Best SourcePort - http://www.nquake.com/
Serverbrowser - https://www.quakeservers.net//quakeworld/servers/pl=1/
Alternative - https://www.badplace.eu/
Map Database - https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/
Moddb - https://www.moddb.com/games/quake
Arcane Dimensions and other maps - http://www.simonoc.com/pages/design.htm
Gamefront - https://www.gamefront.com/games/quake
Quakeone(baker's home, beware Drama) - http://quakeone.com/
InsideQC(for Sourceport and engine Stuff) - http://forums.insideqc.com/
QuakeWiki - https://www.quakewiki.net/
Celephais(beware trolls and Drama) - https://www.celephais.net/board/forum.php
Installation (without frontend) - maps (.bsp) go in .../Quake/id1/maps (singleplayer) or .../Quake/qw/maps (multiplayer). In singleplayer, maps are loaded by pressing ` (console) and typing "map MAPNAME", while in multiplayer they are voted for with just "MAPNAME". packs (.pak) remain in their bundled folder and are tossed into the parent Quake folder. They are loaded ingame by pressing ` (console) and typing "game FOLDERNAME". the foldername is CASE SENSITIVE, and be sure to read the console output as you may also need to "exec quake.rc".
GAME, ADDONS, AND MUSIC:
All around good(it uses Patch 3.20) - http://www.yamagi.org/quake2/
Unofficial 3.24(it supports custom software rendering) http://kmq2.toastednet.org/downloads/q2-3.24-x86-full-ctf-1.5.zip
Same as above but with Md3 Support(it uses Patch 3.24 the unofficial patch as base, but no software rendering) - http://www.markshan.com/knightmare/
Eyecandy - https://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-2-xp
Q2 Evolved - Classic Eyecandy and complete(download later the 0.40 exe at knightmare's forum) https://mega.nz/file/ZQcHVIJL#m6E2JL4lln3UgmG_iBYzY5ikE5ko9qzXX-6lB1V9jvo
Launcher - https://github.com/m-x-d/Simple-Quake-Launcher-2
Source ports with info(R1q2 is still good to go) - http://forum.tastyspleen.net/quake/index.php?topic=5737.0
Server browser - Q2servers.com
Alternative - http://tastyspleen.net/quake/servers/list.cgi
MODS AND WEBSITES:
Main Website - http://tastyspleen.net/ (modding is really stretched thin, this is the best website for quake 2 right now and many mods have their own website0s, and many old mission packs made by the community are too)
Lithium's depot(mostly for Multiplayer but it also works for SP) - https://github.com/quake2lithium/quake2lithium.github.io/tree/master/downloads
Knightmare's hub - https://leray.proboards.com/ (good for other maps)
Moddb - https://www.moddb.com/games/quake-2
Gamefront - https://www.gamefront.com/games/quake-2?files_page=1
Donde's Website for Many quake archived articles and mod searching - https://dondeq2.com/
Official Quake2 Website(Historic stuff) - http://quake2.com/
Jim's FTP with many maps and mod compilations - http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jimw/q2/
The Quaddicted FTP archive with planetquake stuff and even more - https://www.quaddicted.com/files/mirrors/ftp.planetquake.com/
Stroggs gone mad! beware with its insane AI! http://www.insideqc.com/sgm/dnload.shtml
Old Quaddicted for old reviews - https://www.quaddicted.com/webarchive/hotel.planetquake.gamespy.com/q2.htm
3dgamer's Edge(contains Old reviews and working links) - http://www.3dgamersedge.com/index-2.html
The old QuakeRecon website for historical uses - https://www.quakewiki.net/archives/retroquake.planetquake.gamespy.com/blog/index.html
Dropbox pasta with all maps from old Quaddicted/Quake Hotel and Other websites(Minus Mods) - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h903yx4ebv19oge/AABuB38MjMrcT9Ysdg9mDMaXa
Installation - maps (.bsp) go in .../Quake 2/baseq2/maps. Maps are loaded by pressing ` (console) and typing "map MAPNAME". Packs (.pak) remain in their bundled folder and are tossed into the parent Quake 2 folder and are loaded ingame by pressing ` (console) and typing "game FOLDERNAME". Remember, the foldername is CASE SENSITIVE.
====================================================QUAKE III ARENA=========================================================
GAME, ADDONS, MUSIC:
Best at the moment(the website is a bit buggy) - http://edawn-mod.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7
All around good but Dead - http://ioquake3.org/get-it/
MODS AND WEBSITES:
Quake3World - https://www.quake3world.com/forum/portal.php
Still reliable - http://lvlworld.com/
Generations Q3 Arena - http://www.wireheadstudios.org/
Lost Arena - https://www.fileplanet.com/archive/p-54193/Quake-III-Lost-Arena
The Ultimate Database - http://en.ws.q3df.org/models/
Moddb - https://www.moddb.com/games/quake-iii-arena
Gamefront - https://www.gamefront.com/games/quake-3-arena
Gamebanana - https://gamebanana.com/games/289
Installation - Maps (.pk3) go in .../Quake 3/baseq3/. Maps are loaded by pressing ` (console) and typing "map MAPNAME" or if non-dedicated server are selected with the map selector. Mods however will remain in their bundled folder and are tossed into the parent Quake 3 folder to be loaded ingame by pressing the "mods" main menu button and selecting the foldername.
WANT MORE? CHECK OUT THIS MONSTER. IT IS MAINLY FOR QUAKE 1 BUT IT'S INFORMATION APPLIES TO THE OTHERS FOR THE MOST PART AS WELL.
Quake Youtube mapping tutorial by Dumptruck
Quake 2 mapping tutorial, its all around old but good.
OBS:it would be nice if someone over the next threads could post some updated mapmaking tutorials for all 3 games for future projects, it would help a lot!