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Quake Singleplayer Starter Pack Version 2.0.0

Quakestarter is a (Windows only) package with tools for setting up a playable Quake installation and downloading/playing/managing many highly-regarded addons. This includes any necessary patching and recommended configurations for the addons! It's menu-driven and super easy to use.

This package also contains quite a bit of documentation on configuring Quake and exploring other user-created content.

New players can use Quakestarter as a quick way to get going with Quake and the many amazing things created for it since 1996.

Veteran players can use it as a nice way to bootstrap "yet another Quake installation", or to discover overlooked gems -- since no one can keep up with every single piece of custom content released.

The most visible change in this version is that Quakespasm-Spiked is now the bundled Quake engine, rather than Mark V. The number of "installables" has also increased from 58 to 75, including coverage up through October of this year.
If you happened to install a release candidate, and you want to do an "in-place" upgrade with the final version, I would recommend first deleting the quakestarter_docs and quakestarter_scripts folders, then move all the files/folders of the final release into place overwriting files as necessary. 
Small 2.0.1 update today. Some better docs/examples about "alpha" settings, and a variant of the package is available that does not bundle QSS.

Also you can get to the relevant page with just the URL "" now. 
This Is Pretty Nice 
Neat and selective. It reminds me of a batch tool I wrote a few years back for launching different mods and maps, though it lacks the ability to download maps etc as yours does. 
2.0.2 release to finish out the year.

The notable change is the inclusion of Xmas Jam 2020 among the installables.

A few other minor improvements to docs and messaging, mainly in the annotated autoexec when discussing how different engines handle attempts to set transparency when the map doesn't support it. 
2.1.0 release today...

Blue Monday jam added to the installables.

Other than that, quite a bit of behind-the-scenes work to make Super8 more usable as an alternative Quake engine that you set up with Quakestarter. There are of course some releases that just won't work with Super8 (e.g. Oxyblack).

Download and changelist at 
2.2.0 released. The major changes:

* new Quakespasm-Spiked build, to pick up some bugfixes (as usual this is the "dev" build)
* three new installables: Torrent of Impurities (new Finnish-mappers episode), Unused Jam, and the standalone AD-based release Imhotep's Legacy

Download and changelist at 
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