q1 map sources


Just as he had promised during QuakeExpo, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Quake, John Romero released the map sources on 11 October 2006. Immediately not only comments rained in, but the community sprang to action as well. For example sajt dug up the seemingly lost alternate end level at speeddemosarchive, which even Romero himself didn’t have. Modders started to lay their hands on the original maps, ported them to current mods, compared them with their own recreations of the originals, and so on. Yet another proof for the existence of not only tradition, but also a sense for history within gaming and modding culture.