Better Quake Than Never

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Started in January 2021, BQTN originated as an opportunity for me to play through some Quake mission packs, community content (in particular Arcane Dimensions), and other games based on the same engines or with very similar aesthetics/mechanics, that I haven't had the chance to fully play or stream yet.

Since completing Arcane Dimensions, it has segued into a journey through community-created content throughout Quake's history, in installments I've titled "Pak Attacks". We were still squarely in Quake 1 territory well through its 25th anniversary in June, took a detour into Dusk and Quake II and 4 during Q4 2021, and are now plowing through modern-era Quake 1 content in 2022.

Games

These are the games I've played so far during the event. This includes commercial games, mission packs, and other major releases (e.g. Arcane Dimensions) that were in the plans from day one. I added to this list primarily during the first two months of BQTN, mid-year around Quake's 25th anniversary, and then in late 2021 for Dusk and Quake II. The rest of my time has been spent on additional community content, which I elaborate on further below.

# Game Started Finished Time
1. Quake (Hard) Jan 10 2021 Jan 17 2021 08:52:18
2. Quake: Dimension of the Past Jan 17 Jan 17 01:48:36
3. Quake Mission Pack No. 1: Scourge of Armagon Jan 23 Jan 23 04:30:36
4. Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity Jan 24 Jan 30 04:09:22
5. Arcane Dimensions Jan 30 Mar 6 36:16:05
6. Arcane Dimensions (Test Maps) Feb 27 Mar 6 01:35:45
7. Quake (Nightmare for 25th anniversary) Jun 22 Jun 26 05:51:32
8. Quake: Dimension of the Machine (QuakeCon 2021) Aug 21 Aug 21 04:56:03
9. Dusk Oct 17 Oct 30 12:14:16
10. Quake II RTX (Hard) Nov 6 Nov 14 08:30:04
11. Quake 4 (Lieutenant) Nov 14 Nov 20 09:06:03
12. Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning (Hard) Nov 21 Nov 27 06:08:38
13. Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero (Medium) Nov 28 Dec 4 06:17:58
14. Zaero for Quake II (Medium) Dec 5 Dec 12 04:19:50
15. Quake II 64 (Medium) (Abandoned) Dec 12 Dec 18 05:30:37
Total 120:07:43

Pak Attacks

These are Quake paks created by the community that I've been working my way through since completing Arcane Dimensions. They are roughly, but not entirely, in chronological order. I've skipped around a bit when discovering important entries I overlooked (e.g. the IKSPQ maps), or in order to group related entries.

Pak Started Finished Time
Zerstorer: Testament of The Destroyer (1997) Mar 6 2021 Mar 6 2021 02:08:40
Mexx1-10 (1996-1997) Mar 7 Mar 13 04:13:38
Prodigy SE (1997) Mar 13 Mar 14 02:23:48
Beyond Belief (1997) Mar 14 Mar 14 02:24:22
Death’s Dominion (1998) Mar 20 Mar 20 03:24:55
Phantasmal Garrison V2 (2000) Mar 21 Mar 21 00:58:33
Insomnia (2000) Mar 21 Mar 21 01:37:19
The Final Descent (2000) Mar 27 Mar 27 02:55:00
Badpak (2000) Apr 3 Apr 3 01:17:09
Coven of Ebony (2000) Apr 3 Apr 3 01:18:26
Nehahra (2000) Apr 10 Apr 10 04:42:38
Rubicon (1998) Apr 11 Apr 11 00:35:52
Operation: Urth Majik (2001) Apr 11 Apr 11 01:48:40
Rapture (2001) Apr 17 Apr 17 01:36:40
Contract Revoked (2002) Apr 17 Apr 17 00:58:42
Soul of Evil (2002) Apr 18 Apr 25 05:05:32
Carved In Flesh (2003) May 1 May 1 00:53:45
Autumn Haunting (2003) May 1 May 1 00:39:50
Guncotton (2003) May 1 May 1 00:14:42
Nihilore: The Mechanical Empire (2002) May 1 May 1 00:43:14
At The Gates of Midian (2001) May 2 May 2 00:38:13
Once Upon Atrocity (2002) May 2 May 2 00:37:09
Dawn of Eternity (2003) May 2 Jun 21 03:44:31
Bastion of The Underworld (2004) May 8 May 8 01:06:42
The Marcher Fortress (2005) May 8 May 8 01:20:09
Quake Condensed (2004) May 9 May 9 00:28:48
Ontranto (2004) May 9 May 9 01:46:51
Avanipaala Praasaada (2001) May 9 May 9 00:31:50
IKSPQ Series (1997) May 15 May 15 01:34:23
Adamantine Cruelty (2004) May 15 May 15 01:13:47
Concentric Devastation (2005) May 16 May 16 00:54:47
Terra (2005) May 16 May 16 01:09:25
Ceremonial Circles (2001) May 16 May 16 00:32:35
Numb Nimbus (1999) May 22 May 22 00:20:24
Biotoxin (2001) May 22 May 22 00:11:19
Februus Depth (2004) May 22 May 22 00:43:16
Sky Palace 01 (1999) May 22 May 22 00:03:44
Memento Mori (1999) May 22 May 22 00:47:08
Slipgate Remix (2004) May 23 May 23 00:13:10
Bloody Slipgates (2008) May 23 May 23 00:33:32
Colony (2001) May 23 May 23 00:58:08
Day of the Lords (2003-2004) May 23 May 23 01:04:08
Contract Revoked: The Lost Chapters (2005) May 29 May 29 02:20:38
The Night Journey (2005) May 30 May 30 02:24:19
Death's Cold Touch (2000) May 30 May 30 00:11:06
Ground Zero (2000) May 30 May 30 00:15:37
Abyss of Pandemonium: The Final Mission v2.0 (1997-2008) Jun 5 Jun 5 03:05:19
Travail (2007) Jun 6 Jun 12 06:42:38
The Masque of Red Death (2006) Jun 13 Jun 13 00:54:44
Subterranean Siege (2002) Jun 13 Jun 13 00:22:39
Hexameron: Phase One (2002) Jun 13 Jun 13 00:31:00
Warp Spasm (2007) Jun 20 Jun 20 05:10:29
Remix Map Pack (2008) Jun 26 Jun 26 01:30:29
The Lizard's Trance (2008) Jun 27 Jun 27 00:19:35
Gloomier Keep (2012) Jun 27 Jun 27 00:13:30
Slave to a Machine (2008) Jun 27 Jun 27 00:25:35
The Hand That Feeds You (2007) Jun 27 Jun 27 00:32:50
White Room (2008) Jun 27 Jun 27 00:11:45
Soul of Evil: Indian Summer (2008) Jul 3 Jul 3 03:44:36
Three Towers And A Sick Base (2007) Jul 11 Jul 11 00:24:38
Stark Monstrosity (2009) Jul 11 Jul 11 00:44:10
Frying Obstacles (2003) Jul 17 Jul 17 01:09:08
The Rest is Silence (2005) Jul 17 Jul 17 00:35:11
Breakfast at Twilight (2007) Jul 17 Jul 17 00:55:33
For Love of Evil (2010) Jul 18 Jul 18 00:47:17
Cappuccino: The Refill (2004) Jul 18 Jul 18 00:15:35
Sewage Devastation (2006) Jul 18 Jul 18 00:21:31
Q1TM2: Phala Erectus + HrdTrffc (2002) Jul 18 Jul 18 00:19:47
Q1TM3: Raisins in a Box. + Careful with that Axe... (2004) Jul 18 Jul 18 00:36:40
Recurrent Rumours (2001) Jul 24 Jul 24 00:34:10
Grendel's Keep (2010) Jul 24 Jul 24 00:25:27
Ruined Nation (2008) Jul 24 Jul 24 00:23:06
Rubicondom (2005) Jul 24 Jul 24 00:32:09
Red 777 (2005) Jul 24 Jul 24 01:49:22
Rubicon 2 (2011) Jul 25 Jul 25 01:17:59
Red Slammer (2010) Jul 25 Jul 25 00:19:29
Runic Recycling (2010) Jul 25 Jul 25 00:22:35
Ascending & Descending (2013) Jul 25 Jul 25 01:24:02
A Roman Wilderness of Pain (2009) Jul 31 Jul 31 02:19:57
Arcanum (2011) Aug 1 Aug 1 03:10:00
Unforgiven (2011) Aug 7 Aug 7 01:57:00
The Living End & Elder World Waystation (2008) Aug 7 Aug 7 01:08:22
Moldy Tower (2009) Aug 8 Aug 8 00:23:52
The Altar of Storms (2011) Aug 8 Aug 8 00:42:38
The Final Threat (2000) Aug 8 Aug 8 00:19:52
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties (2009) Aug 8 Aug 8 00:58:33
Subterranean Library (2012) Aug 14 Aug 14 01:23:04
Pretend Dead Friend (2007) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:09:54
The Occupied Base (2006) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:30:07
Honey (2012) Aug 15 Aug 15 01:41:03
Catatonic Fits of Despair (2012) Aug 15 Aug 15 00:39:06
Quarantine (2013) Aug 15 Aug 15 00:24:12
Something Wicked (2012) Aug 22 Aug 22 02:17:41
In the Shadows (2012) Aug 28 Aug 28 01:57:54
The Horde of Zendar (2013) Aug 28 Aug 28 00:40:49
Midnight Stalker (2013) Aug 29 Aug 29 00:20:31
Backsteingotik (2013) Aug 29 Aug 29 00:40:49
The Ivory Tower (2013) Aug 29 Aug 29 01:17:53
For My Babies - Bin Dunne Gorne 2 (2013) Sep 4 Sep 4 02:05:12
Terracity (2013) Sep 4 Sep 4 00:38:58
Termination Mental (2013) Sep 5 Sep 5 00:20:06
Kleins Bottle (2013) Sep 5 Sep 5 00:20:45
Clean Cut (2013) Sep 5 Sep 5 00:13:43
Pain in the Arch (2013) Sep 5 Sep 5 00:31:18
Mainframe Mayhem (2013) Sep 5 Sep 5 00:36:16
Rubicon Rumble Pack (2014) Sep 12 Sep 18 06:17:54
Castle Kaahoo (2014) Sep 18 Sep 18 00:23:12
The Castle of Koohoo (2001) Sep 18 Sep 18 00:45:04
Solarfall (1999) Sep 19 Sep 19 00:20:10
Nastrond (2003) Sep 19 Sep 19 00:30:05
Elements (2010) Sep 19 Sep 19 00:26:18
One Thousand Cuts (2014) Sep 25 Sep 25 00:52:25
Fallen From Grace (2014) Sep 25 Sep 25 00:17:03
Conflagrant Rodent (2010) Sep 25 Sep 25 01:01:46
Cataractnacon / Zeangala (2016) Sep 26 Sep 26 01:16:36
A Horse Named Quake (2016) Sep 26 Sep 26 00:36:46
The Bonehoard (2016) Sep 26 Sep 26 00:30:00
Threat Assessment (2017) Sep 26 Sep 26 00:27:02
digs01 (2006) Oct 2 Oct 2 01:31:07
Virtual World (2006) Oct 2 Oct 2 00:13:47
digs03 (2007) Oct 2 Oct 2 00:30:16
The Parallel Worlds (2008) Oct 2 Oct 2 01:02:42
The Anomaly (2011) Oct 3 Oct 3 00:36:20
The Anomaly 2: Water (2011) Oct 3 Oct 3 01:15:56
RJ Zone (2014) Oct 3 Oct 3 01:03:56
The Isolation (2016) Oct 16 Oct 16 00:48:52
The Zombie's House (2018) Oct 16 Oct 16 00:36:32
Conference of the Shamblers (2014) Oct 16 Oct 16 00:48:56
Down the ratbit hole (2005) Oct 16 Oct 16 00:21:48
Slight Mechanical Destruction (Q2) (2013) Dec 19 Dec 19 01:53:33
Zero Signal (Q2) (2016) Dec 19 Dec 19 00:30:45
The Contract (2017) Dec 26 Dec 26 00:33:27
Mel Soaring series (Q2+HL+Q1) (1999-2000) Dec 26 2021 Dec 26 2021 02:09:21
Satyr (Q2) (2001) Jan 1 2022 Jan 1 2022 00:33:02
Amari Aliquid (Q2) (2001) Jan 1 Jan 1 00:36:38
Nightmare Orchards (Q2) (2002) Jan 1 Jan 1 00:22:05
Ultramarine (2002) Jan 1 Jan 1 00:17:23
Fearcraft (2002) Jan 1 Jan 1 00:38:12
Necrobrood (2002) Jan 1 Jan 1 00:39:27
Brumal Quest (2001) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:26:52
The Looming Madness (2001) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:29:01
Egyptian Myth (2000) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:20:07
Grisly Manifest (2001) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:31:34
Charmhood (2005) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:10:39
DM5RMX: Round the U-Bend (2012) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:14:48
DM6RMX: The Dark Portal (2018) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:27:34
DM7RMX: Geophobia (2012) Jan 2 Jan 2 00:16:41
The Guardhouse (1996) Jan 9 Jan 9 00:14:33
The Epoch Turning (1997) Jan 9 Jan 9 00:20:21
Elektra (1997) Jan 9 Jan 9 00:16:36
Carnage (1997) Jan 9 Jan 9 00:21:36
The Grim Outpost (2018) Jan 9 Jan 9 00:33:51
Q25 Limits Jam v1.2 (2021) Jan 16 Jan 22 05:13:04
Bad Dark Cistern (2012) Jan 22 Jan 22 00:29:41
Vivat Rex Lividum (2018) Jan 22 Jan 22 00:25:52
Court of Fools (2020) Jan 22 Jan 22 00:17:25
Epochs of Enmity (2020) Jan 23 Jan 29 05:12:55
Mars Base Excavation Incident (2020) Jan 29 Jan 29 00:49:52
Unknown Kadath (2017) Jan 30 Jan 30 00:23:43
The Castle Amber (1997) Jan 30 Jan 30 00:10:42
Menkalinan (2004) Jan 30 Jan 30 00:56:16
Temple of Azathoth (2017) Jan 30 Jan 30 00:28:51
Witch House Mixtape (2020) Jan 30 Jan 30 00:17:52
Organic Dissociation (2017) Feb 5 Feb 5 00:30:38
Cloisterfuck (2018) Feb 5 Feb 5 00:52:31
Shifting Planes of Existence v1.2 (2018) Feb 5 Feb 5 00:27:27
East Ardougne (2019) Feb 5 Feb 5 00:15:06
Dismal Signal (2019) Feb 5 Feb 5 00:16:51
Tomb of Fenrir (2017) Feb 6 Feb 6 00:15:18
Paradise Sickness (2017) Feb 6 Feb 6 01:14:51
Raven Keep (2020) Feb 6 Feb 6 01:49:45
Awoken Madness (2019) Feb 12 Feb 12 00:50:11
37th Relic Retrieval (2019) Feb 12 Feb 12 03:04:14
Corrupted Sector (2020) Feb 13 Feb 13 00:17:01
Secrets of the Keep (2020) Feb 13 Feb 13 01:06:42
Deep Research (2020) Feb 13 Feb 13 00:16:12
The Lima Project (2020) Feb 13 Feb 13 00:25:40
Candles of the Damned (2020) Feb 13 Feb 13 00:41:48
Xala'noth - Part 1 (2020) Feb 19 Feb 19 00:36:37
Aerospace Vitriol (2020) Feb 19 Feb 19 00:31:16
Network Unreachable (2020) Feb 19 Feb 19 00:24:47
Retribution Revisited (2020) Feb 19 Feb 19 00:32:07
Oxyblack Fortress (2020) Feb 20 Feb 20 01:06:26
Imhotep's Legacy (2020) Feb 20 Feb 20 00:58:01
A Verdant Dawn (2020) Feb 26 Feb 26 01:10:01
Ruins of Mazotac (2018) Feb 26 Feb 26 00:09:32
Simplex (2018) Feb 26 Feb 26 00:31:28
Recursion (2018) Feb 26 Feb 26 00:17:32
Toybox (2019) Feb 26 Feb 26 00:41:37
Jumpmod 2 + Triune Discovery (2019) Feb 27 Feb 27 01:42:11
January Jump Jam (2020) Feb 27 Mar 6 06:59:57
Dead but Dreaming (2020) Mar 6 Mar 6 00:17:57
The Darkstone Halls (2020) Mar 12 Mar 12 00:22:42
The Underkeep (2020) Mar 12 Mar 12 00:24:17
Forgotten Fortress (2020) Mar 12 Mar 12 00:29:00
The Battery (2020) Mar 12 Mar 12 00:36:56
Brick Red (2020) Mar 12 Mar 12 00:43:46
The Edge of Sanity (2020) Mar 13 Mar 13 00:26:59
Greymoor (2021) Mar 13 Mar 13 00:59:11
Halls of the Void (2021) Mar 13 Mar 13 00:22:49
Chthonic Deities (2021) Mar 13 Mar 13 00:43:50
Poziom Lawy (2020) Mar 13 Mar 13 00:06:23
Underdark Overbright v1.1 (2019/2021) Mar 19 Mar 19 03:06:52
Dwell E1 v1.2 (2020) Mar 20 Mar 20 05:39:59
Realm of the Lost (smej) (2019) Mar 26 Mar 27 04:19:36
Blackened Call (2019) Mar 27 Mar 27 00:19:25
Torrent of Impurities (smej2) v1.1 (2021) Apr 2 Apr 3 07:21:10*
The Punishment Due (2021) Apr 9 Apr 9 02:38:17
Blue Monday (2021) Apr 16 Apr 16 03:48:41
The Refinery (2019) Apr 17 Apr 17 00:23:42
The Doomed Cathedral (2020) Apr 17 Apr 17 00:23:25
The Mountains of Insanity (2020) Apr 17 Apr 17 00:32:11
Hushed Walls (2020) Apr 17 Apr 17 00:14:49
What Lies Behind (2020) Apr 17 Apr 17 00:31:46
Flooded Ruins (2020) Apr 23 Apr 23 00:08:11
Evil Wizard (2020) Apr 23 Apr 23 00:09:01
Godfreys Demesne (2021) Apr 23 Apr 23 00:18:48
Weight For It (2021) Apr 23 Apr 23 00:15:00
The Purifier (2021) Apr 23 Apr 23 00:31:08
Oozing Blasphemy (2022) Apr 23 Apr 23 01:11:17
Kelluva Linna (2020) Apr 24 Apr 24 00:39:41
The Circulation of Shadows (2021) Apr 24 Apr 24 00:28:36
Off Base (2019) Apr 24 Apr 24 00:18:34
Bunker of Barzai (2020) Apr 24 Apr 24 00:11:39
Castle Zanthu (2020) Apr 24 Apr 24 00:28:43
Malvirta Station (2020) Apr 24 Apr 24 00:11:55
Alkaline v1.1 (2021) Apr 30 May 8 11:01:20
Alkaline Jam (2021) May 14 May 14 02:24:12
Ad Infinitum + Backwards Compatible (2000-2001) May 14 May 14 00:21:57
Forwards Compatible (2008) May 14 May 14 00:15:21
January Jump Jam 2 (2022) May 15 May 22 09:30:16
Hydro Madness v3.2 (2022) May 22 May 22 00:18:18
Plowing Through (2021) May 22 May 22 00:33:47
War Church (2021) May 22 May 22 00:25:50
Down the Gutter (2021) May 28 May 28 00:19:59
Waldsterben (2022) May 28 May 28 00:43:31
Dreary Disposition (2019) May 28 May 28 00:21:01
Binding Tower (2019) May 28 May 28 00:23:56
SMEJ Jam (2021) May 28 May 29 05:50:33
Func Map Jam 1: Honey Theme (2014) Jun 4 Jun 4 03:15:52
Func Map Jam 2: IKblue/IKwhite Theme (2014) Jun 5 Jun 5 02:46:44
Func Map Jam 3: Zerstörer Theme (2014) Jun 11 Jun 11 03:07:23
Func Map Jam 4: Low Gravity Runic Theme (2015) Jun 12 Jun 12 00:22:07
Func Map Jam 5: The Qonquer Map Jam (2015) Jun 12 Jun 12 02:26:24
Func Map Jam 6: Fire and Brimstone (2015) Jun 18 Jun 18 03:59:16
Func Map Jam 7: Back to Base (2016) Jun 19 Jun 19 02:09:57
Func Map Jam 8: Film Noir Theme (2016) Jun 25 Jun 25 01:15:37
Func Map Jam 9: Contract Revoked / Knave Theme (2017) Jun 25 Jul 10 12:03:06
Func Map Jam X: Insomnia Theme (2019) Jul 11 Jul 16 06:21:15
Retro Jam 1: Medieval/Castle Theme (2014) Jul 17 Jul 17 01:01:50
Retro Jam 2: Fantasy Brick Cities in the Skies Theme (2014) Jul 17 Jul 17 00:59:53
Retro Jam 3: Vertical Metal/Runic Theme (2015) Jul 23 Jul 23 00:53:52
Retro Jam 3 DLC (2015) Jul 23 Jul 23 01:13:57
Retro Jam 4: Episode 4 Tribute Theme (2015) Jul 23 Jul 23 01:22:41
Retro Jam 4 DLC: Ascension (2015) Jul 30 Jul 30 00:21:48
Retro Jam 4 DLC: The Elder Reality (2016) Jul 30 Jul 30 00:27:37
Retro Jam 5: The Wind Tunnels Theme (2016) Jul 30 Jul 30 01:21:16
Retro Jam 6: Egyptian Theme (2017) Jul 31 Aug 6 03:11:20
Egyptgington (2017) Aug 6 Aug 6 00:38:10
Retro Jam 7: Koohoo Theme (2022) Aug 7 Aug 13 04:41:38
Work is a Nightmare (2022) Aug 13 Aug 13 00:40:23
Der Wanderer über dem Säuremeer (2017) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:18:23
Luna in Silver Shards (2018) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:10:51
Trench Foot (2018) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:11:47
Diminutive Abyss (2020) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:20:23
Duel, in Towers (2020) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:25:18
Perish the Thoth (2021) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:35:22
The Dreamer's Demesne (2022) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:24:17
The Stars We Lost To Grief (2022) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:07:54
Head Reattachment Trauma (2022) Aug 14 Aug 14 00:15:03
Coppertone Summer Jam (2020) Aug 20 Aug 21 06:23:58
Coppertone Summer Jam 2 v1.2 (2022) Aug 27 Sep 4 11:56:46
Doom Tintin Jam (2020) Sep 10 Sep 10 02:32:32
Disposal of Otherworldly Monsters (2022) Sep 10 Sep 10 00:40:50
Speedmap Snack Pack (2020) Sep 11 Sep 11 02:53:44
Speedmap Snack Pack 2: Cosmic Hunger (2022) Sep 17 Sep 17 04:05:28
Speedmapping Pack 217: Remaster Textures (2022) Sep 18 Sep 18 01:52:50
Speedmapping Pack 206: Prototype Textures (2020) Sep 18 Sep 24 02:44:47
Speedmapping Pack 214: Prototype Textures II (2021) Sep 24 Sep 25 05:58:05
Total (279 paks) 377:60:47

Upcoming (9 to go)

The following is a (possibly-incomplete) list of paks I haven't played yet but intend to.

Prototype Jam 3 (sm220) (2022)
Unholy Ossuary (2017)
Maps by GrazzasOnlyFan (2022)
Dwell E2 (+ updated E1?) (TBD)
The Spiritworld (TBD)
The Absolution (TBD)
Tremor (TBD)
Mjolnir (TBD)
Fractured Realities (TBD)