id Software has released a beta version 1.1 patch for Raven Software’s sci-fi first-person shooter Quake 4. A README has been posted online; please note that the Linux version does not have the hyperthreading or voice chat features mentioned. Also, this version breaks compatibility with the current stable release (v1.0.6), so you’ll only be able to play with other beta users and have to create new savegames.
If you encounter a bug while using the beta build, you can report it at:
The final, non-beta, patch will include four new maps in addition to the Quakemas pack released last year. A version 1.1 SDK is in development as well.
edit – Timothee Besset updated his .plan with this alert:
Busted Linux installer!
Do not download the current Quake 4 1.1 Linux installer, it has some bad files that will prevent windows clients from connecting in.
So, the file you don’t want to get:3edd112401bac3b7d6636e1c4f5ef9c6 quake4-linux-1.1-beta.x86.run
Thanks to everyone who reported this already. Will upload a new one in a bit.
We’ll update when we receive word that the new installer has been posted.
Edit again – The new file has been uploaded and is linked below.
Edited by Crusader – Thursday Feb 23 04:58:47 2006 – New client! :)
New Quake 4 1.1 Linux installer:
A few things while I’m here:
- We are seeing reports of problems connecting to servers because pak013.pk4 is missing. That’s the QuakeMas maps, which you can getfrom our ftp and mirrors. The final installer for 1.1 will bundle QuakeMas maps and several new maps so that will go away.
- The Linux client does not support SMP or VoiceChat at this point
- The SMP code in Quake 4 takes advantage of multiple cores for rendering purposes only. It will not affect dedicated server performance at all. It will not send both of your CPUs to 100% usage either.
Download: [ Quake 4 Beta 1.1 ]