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Quake Live

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Quake Live

Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: August 6, 2010


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


Cactus feels all lost and stuff.
This page covers QUAKE LIVE, not Quake III Arena. They might be familiar, but don't get confused. They aren't the same.

Oh boy. Quake Live is a game developed by the you-should-know-who-already creators of countless FPS shooters. It was originally a free-to-play advertising-supported browser game (complete with ads on in-game billboards!) before moving to a model involving content gated behind premium subscriptions. When it ultimately became clear that the game was never going to make money no matter what, the developers "wound down" the game by converting it to a $10 Steam release that includes all the previously-subscription-only functionality as an alternative to completely shutting the game down. This meant a global reset of all achievements, friend lists, and statistics in the shuffle to Steamworks, however, which probably annoyed people more than if the entire game was closed forever. People are weird like that.

Even after migrating to Steam, it still has leftovers from the great past.

Hmmm...
To do:
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Leftovers from Quake III Arena

The game, while being a standalone title, still has leftovers from its 1999 version, Quake III Arena. These being fonts, difficulty icons, etc.

Quake Live 3 cursor2.png The cursor.

Quake Live Font2 prop.png A font.

Quake Live Skill1.png

Quake Live Skill2.png

Quake Live Skill3.png

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Quake Live Skill5.png Difficulty icons.

Q3A-flare.jpg
Q3A-sun.jpg

The unused flare textures for the lights and the sun, still remain unused.

Unused Textures

A key mechanism was added after the game migrated to Steam, with update 1068V adding a gold key to some doors in Duel. However, there is an unused "Silver Key" which doesn't make an appearance.

Quake LiveKey silver.png While the give command does give you the Silver Key, it doesn't appear on any map.