iPad QUAKE on the way!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Indy, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Indy

    Indy Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2008
  2. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Student By Day, Masked Vigilante By Night
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Wow, way to catch that buddy!!! You should work for the New York Times...
  3. signed sealed saint

    signed sealed saint Active Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    It's gunna be fully sick
  4. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    if id software doesnt pull it first

    you could always try Cube, it will also be free
  5. thom-22

    thom-22 Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    San Diego
    Why would id pull it? They released the source code so devs could do things like this and distribute it (for free). And given that it's free, I hope the app store servers are ready for the onslaught :D.
  6. Eric5h5

    Eric5h5 Well-Known Member

    They released the source code, that's all. The art, models, sound, etc. is not free. You can modify the engine to your heart's content and distribute it for free, but you can't distribute id's copyrighted stuff. In 2006 they also released the map files, but that still leaves the other stuff. In order to play Quake you still need to buy Quake, except for the shareware version. So if this is the full Quake version (not shareware), and it's released on the App Store (which it won't be if Apple is on the ball), it will probably get pulled immediately. The only alternative is releasing a free iPhone Quake engine, and then have people transfer their own Quake .pak files themselves, which is probably not doable except on jailbroken devices.

  7. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Web Developer / Designer
    PA, USA
    The demo only shows it playing automatically. It will be 100x more difficult with the controls covering 90% of the screen, plus your fingers on there to move around. I don't see how that can work unless you have tiny fingers.
  8. networkman

    networkman Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    toronto, canada

    I've got it on a jail-broken iphone.
    The controls actually work fine.

    landscape mode.
    left thumb controls forward, left side, right side movement.

    right thumb controls jump and fire.

    takes a bid to get used to it, but it works. you'll need to turn the brightness up on your iphone to enjoy it. it's very dark.

    it's ok, about a 6/10 to start, after you learn the controls it grows on you to a 7.5/10.

    frag on.

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