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Bane? Feb 1, 2013 @ 5:02am
Changing resolution in GLQuake
I don't know how to change the resolution to 1920x1080 in GLQuake. I know that you have to type -width or whatever but I don't know where to type it. Can someone help me?
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Johnny Law Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:43am 
-width and -height options on the command line when you start Quake. Ideally you'd also take care of some other things like your HUD size/shape and FOV... see the "Widescreen" section of this guide:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=120426294

Also see the first few sections about the config file, console, and command line if you're not familiar with that stuff.

If you're using the version of GLQuake that comes with Steam, it's kind of old/crashy (as the guide describes). Version 0.98 is available in various places like here: http://www.quaketerminus.com/nqexes/glquake098alpha.zip (throw away the opengl32.dll file from that and just use glquake.exe) ... or you could get a modern Quake engine like QuakeSpasm and much of this stuff would be easier.

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Edit: here's a quick and dirty recommendation if you want to use GLQuake 0.98. Try this set of command-line options for glquake.exe:

-width 1920 -height 1280 -conwidth 864 -conheight 486 +fov 106

(If you use the GLQuake 0.95 that comes from Steam, only width/height work, the rest of that stuff for HUD and FOV will not work.)
Last edited by Johnny Law; Feb 1, 2013 @ 12:47pm
mushis Feb 25, 2013 @ 7:51am 
Johnny Law's answer is accurate.

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negke Feb 25, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
Don't forget to also add -bpp 32 along the width and height parameters to enable 32bit colors instead of the default 16bit.
Doom3 pa1ner Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
Thanks so much for help!!
thanks for the info guys!
Nimryl Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
the -width -height commandlines seem to crash my glquake... odd... -bpp works fine tho. ;s
the low resolution brings back memories anyway. :)
Last edited by Nimryl; Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:46pm
Johnny Law Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:01am 
If you feel like experimenting some time, try version 0.98 linked above.
htstormer Jul 6, 2016 @ 3:24pm 
I keep getting "Unknown command "-width"
Sarnen Jul 8, 2016 @ 12:29pm 
Popped into this thread with the same issue, doesn't work. I remember Quake as being one of the better fps out there, but it's pretty stupid that flat out the instructions for the command line simply do not work.
Slinky Wrench Jul 8, 2016 @ 1:01pm 
Originally posted by Sarnen:
Popped into this thread with the same issue, doesn't work. I remember Quake as being one of the better fps out there, but it's pretty stupid that flat out the instructions for the command line simply do not work.
its ".\quake.exe" -width 1024 -height 768 -bpp 32
Tommy Aug 10, 2016 @ 7:55am 
Guys it won't work if the resolutions are not showed in video options. The max you can in widescreen (16:9) is -width 1366 -height 768 -bpp 32
Originally posted by Johnny Law:
Yada yada Quake Owner's Manual ...
Hi Johnny Law, thank you so much for your Quake guide. It helped me to circumnavigate most obstacles. One thing I'm still stuck with is a strange flickering in the HUD. I often see two images flickering back and forth, for example when 56 ammo changes to 55, I see 5 and 6 flickering back and forth. Or the whole HUD bar flickering when I had just displayed the game menu. Using GLQuake 0.98.
Last edited by brazzjazz; Apr 5 @ 6:12pm
Originally posted by Tommy:
Guys it won't work if the resolutions are not showed in video options. The max you can in widescreen (16:9) is -width 1366 -height 768 -bpp 32
Then you must have an older GLQuake version. 0.98 supports huge screen resolutions above the one you named.
Originally posted by Error Code (53):
Originally posted by Sarnen:
Popped into this thread with the same issue, doesn't work. I remember Quake as being one of the better fps out there, but it's pretty stupid that flat out the instructions for the command line simply do not work.
its ".\quake.exe" -width 1024 -height 768 -bpp 32

nope, doesn't work. just says unknown command ".\quake.exe"

also tried just \quake.exe and quake.exe
Originally posted by › tha dingus escape plan:
Originally posted by Error Code (53):
its ".\quake.exe" -width 1024 -height 768 -bpp 32

nope, doesn't work. just says unknown command ".\quake.exe"

also tried just \quake.exe and quake.exe
i think its c:\program files\steam\steamapps\quake\quake.exe you know where quake is
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