Friday Fun: Get Your Fragging On With Quake Live

By Brian Burgess on January 15th, 2010

One of the more popular FPS games on PC is the Quake series, and now you can play online for free with Quake Live. Today we give you an overview look of how to get it running and what you can expect.

Starting Quake Live

After going to the Quake Live page you’ll need to download and install the Quake Live Plugin.


After it’s installed a series of updates will take place before you can play. It takes several minutes so just hang tight until its complete.


After everything has been downloaded you can start in a live match, go to the training center, or run through some practice sessions.


A practice session with Crash who’s a computer character…she also guides you through the game and tells you how to play.




Game Settings

Here is a look at some of the game settings where you can customize your character, video options, and other settings.


Character Gallery…




Game Play

When you go into a live match, it can get pretty chaotic and a lot of fun. It plays like you would expect Quake to run, although sometimes your connection slows down or can completely drop.


The graphics are decent, controls smooth, and the sound is great.


It’s still in Beta but the overall experience was pretty good overall.


Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Browser: IE 7 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher
  • CPU: 800mhz Pentium III
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 4MX, ATI Radeon 8500, Intel i915 Chipset
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×600
  • Internet Connection: ISDN or IDSL Narrowband

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Browser: IE 8, Firefox 3.0 or higher
  • CUP: 2GHZ Intel Processor or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1680×1050 or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series or higher, ATI Radeon X1800 or higher
  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Broadband

If you’re looking to spend some free time online fragging opponents, Quake Live is a quick and fun way let off some steam…just make sure to turn the volume off when playing at work!

Quake Live Beta

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 01/15/10
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