This is a site to house my Quake levels and other creative pursuits. My name is David Spell and on most gaming sites I go by dumptruck_ds. I’ve been playing Quake since Qtest was released back in February of 1996. Prior to that I had been mapping for Doom 2. When Quake level editors like Quest and BSP were released I experimented with them creating mostly small deathmatch arenas. Some of the posts here will go beyond mapping into my history with Quake, including multiple visits to Quakecon over the years and other adventures.

If you are new to Quake you can be up and running the game very quickly but there are a few steps you should follow.

  1. Buy Quake on Steam. Currently only $5.00!
  2. Download Quakespasm for free and install it to your Quake directory. Quakespasm is a custom game engine that will allow you to run Quake in HD and has a bunch of bug fixes and improvements over the original game engine. Remember, Quake is 20 years old and this second step is critical to enjoying the game.
  3.  (optional but recommended) Explore Quaddicted. This is currently the most comprehensive website devoted to the game. You’ll find thousands of mods, maps and recent information on the game.
  4. Download and install this free utility Simple Quake Launcher. It helps you easily load custom maps and mods which can be kind of a pain otherwise.
Simple Quake Launcher is a must.

I’ll update this page with some info on multiplayer bots. I need to do a bit of research before I post links here.  Use the Contact page if you have any questions.