Quake 4 Retail Patch v1.0.4 (Linux)



This patch is an update for the Linux version of Quake 4. It offers many improvements to the game server browser.



This optional update addresses issues discovered in both single player and multiplayer, and is highly recommended for anyone playing on the Internet. The update primarily addresses several issues found in the multiplayer server browser and improves server browser refresh and population speeds, filtering, sorting, and navigation.

QUAKE 4(tm) Update README

Last updated 11-09-2005

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This update for QUAKE 4 addresses issues found in both multiplayer
and single player since the release of the game. A complete list
of changes and additions is included below. For future updates
and more information about the game, please visit the official
game website at http://www.quake4game.com

If you require additional QUAKE 4 technical support, please see the
help system that is included with the game, or visit the official
game website at http://www.quake4game.com

It is recommended that any user modifications that have been
installed to the QUAKE 4 directory be removed before installing
this update. These modifications are not supported by Activision
and may not be compatible with some of the new features that are
included in the patch.


- Copied map files can now be overwritten/deleted without
quitting first.
- The console command "com_allowconsole" will stay set after
leaving the game.

- Improved Game Browser sorting and filtering: You can sort by
up to three criteria, which will be displayed just under the
server list, with the more recently clicked criteria sorting
first. For example, to sort by ping time, then number of
players, then gametype, click them in the reverse order:
Click "GAMETYPE," then "PLAYERS," then "PING." The server
list will be sorted by the fastest ping, then the servers with
the fewest players, then the gametype.
Clicking a category more than once will keep its position as
the primary sorting criteria, but will change the sorting order.
After cycling through all available sort types, clicking the
category a final time will remove it from the sorting. Each
criteria has specific behavior with one or two clicks, as
Favorite Server: Display only favorites, or only non-favorites.
Password Enabled: Display only locked server, or only unlocked
Dedicated Server: Display only Dedicated servers, or only Listen
Punkbuster Enabled: Display only PB-enabled servers, or only PB-
disabled servers.
Server Name: Sort server names A to Z, or Z to A.
Ping: Sort by ping Low to High, or High to Low.
Players: Sort by Players High to Low, High to Low (non-full),
Low to High, or Low to High (non-empty).
Gametype: Sort by Deathmatch, Team DM, Tournament, CTF, or
Arena CTF.
Map: Sort by map CTF1 to DM9, or DM9 to CTF1.

- The Game Browser now displays more than 1000 servers.
- Fixed a problem with the refresh time on the Game Browser.
- Added a Game Browser filter for full or empty servers.
- Players can now connect to a server while the Game Browser is
- Game Browser sorting will display the correct server information
without the need to refresh the list.
- Clicking anywhere on the scrollbar except the button itself will
advance a page up or down instead of shifting to that position.
- Non-full server sorting now disregards full servers.
- Game Browser hover window updates when sort order is changed.
- Fixed a Game Browser slowdown issue with high numbers of servers.
- Added Game Browser server list scrolling with the mousewheel,
keyboard arrows up/down, and keyboard Page Up/Page Down.
- The Game Browser hover window will only appear when mousing over
a highlighted server.
- Sorting by server name will now ignore colored names, brackets,

- The dedicated server window will now be titled with the
si_name setting instead of "Quake 4".

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