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Quake 4

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Quake_4.cdr (2.85 GB)
MD5: e6113aa1f8875724ba162a4b79a60183
For Mac OS X
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Quake4Mac1.4.2.dmg (382.64 MB)
MD5: 8a6433f4566509099ad8b5ad5adf7de9
For Mac OS X
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MD5: 5d9ba1db22e5b57d860a51354cbac6ef
For Mac OS X
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MD5: 3a9e19d00acd0a05686961a1cce97456
For Mac OS X
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Quake_4_1.2_patch_Installer.dmg (102.07 MB)
MD5: 89c3f4887f818c42d1ef9fe36deee512
For Mac OS X
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quake4demo2.dmg (536.37 MB)
MD5: 954f15508be1e8373c53ac8651df0f30
For Mac OS X
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In a Desperate War for Earth's Survival, The Only Way to Defeat Them is to Become One of Them

Earth is under siege by the Strogg, a barbaric alien race moving through the universe consuming, recycling and annihilating any civilization in their path. In a desperate attempt to survive, an armada of Earth's finest warriors is sent to take the battle to the Strogg home planet.

In addition to a compelling single player journey, Quake 4 features some of the best multiplayer action found in any FPS. Compete online in fast action, cross platform play in several flavors including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tourney, Capture the Flag, Arena CTF and DeadZone.

Download 1: The game image itself.
Download 2: Patch v1.4.2
Download 3: NoDVD patch.
Download 4: NoDVD patch. 1.2 for powerpc
Download 5: Patch. 1.2 for powerpc
Download 5: Demo 1.2.0 2386
• Built on id Tech 4 (the Doom 3 engine)
• Sequel to the Quake 2 storyline
• Battle outdoors using tanks and walkers
• Fight with the support of an elite squad
• Compete online in fast action, arena-style, cross-platform multiplayer

• Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
• PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel chipset
• 1.67 GHz or faster
• 512 MB or higher
• (ATI): Radeon 9600 or better
• (NVidia): GeForce 6600 or better
• Video Memory (VRAM): 64 MB

A re-released version that runs on modern Macs can be purchased from Aspyr via the Mac App Store.

Architecture: PPC


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by adeptrapier - 2019, September 8 - 8:50pm

FYI, If anyone is interested I can verify that the universal version of Quake 4, version 1.4.2, works from Mac OS Leopard on PPC all the way up to Mojave on Intel. I'm using the exact same installation on both my Powerbook and my Macbook. Good times indeed!!!

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by Jatoba - 2019, May 4 - 2:49am

@MrV, would you have any recommendations for where one ought to look for a pc 7800gtx? Any edition. I have searched everywhere for it before, but no luck. Tips?

On the other hand, I think I'll try this game to see how far my flashed X1950XT can be pushed.

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by unixphreak - 2019, May 4 - 1:05am

I added the demo so anyone that wants to use Bera666's advise will not have to try searching dead links for it.

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by MrV - 2019, April 24 - 9:29pm

Thx bera666 it worked ! I had this game for win pc but gave it away last year. I also have a copy for x360. Now this is one of the more taxing game for our ppc. My 6600le struggle a lot but I have a nice pc 7800gtx (evga ko edition) on the way that I'l have to mod. Thx again for the solution.

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by Bera666 - 2019, April 24 - 6:47pm

Hello!! I was suffering with this problem too, as quake 4 is one of my favorite games, and I have just acquired a power mac g5 quad and am eager to play with it. I created this account just to reply to you and this guy below you, because I have found a solution!! YAAAAY!!!
Just download the quake 4 demo for mac ppc, delete the q4base folder from it and transfer the q4base folder from this download to it (after updating it with the 1.2 patch for SMP support). There! Now it works!! (you'll be executing the quake 4 demo app and not the quake 4 app from this downlod or the nodvd crack either) Very important: You should have on the q4base folder the paks from 001 to 018. If you don't delete the demo's pak019 and 020 the game will behave like the demo.

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by scott Praed - 2019, January 4 - 12:04am

I tried Quake 4 on Power Mac G4 1.25 Ghz mirror door 2003 with 2GB of Ram and Radeon 9800 Pro with 128 Video card in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Mac OS X 10.5.8. Quake 2 1.2b2386.UB Crack works in both Mac OS X 10.4.11 and MAC OS X 10.5.8 but game crashed with I click on new game. We need new Power PC Patch or NO CD for the Quake 4.

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by Beni - 2018, October 27 - 12:08pm

I tried to play this on my PowerBook G4 of 2005 with OS X 10.4.11, but without success. The main menu of the game starts after installation of Patch 1.2 and NoCD-Crack, but after clicking the button for starting of one of the rounds the game crashes and OS X give me the following error message:

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000000

I tried everything, like re-installing and using version 1.0, but without success. May someone help me?

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by aurelios69 - 2017, May 14 - 11:37pm

Could you please upload the 1.2 patch and no cd for PPC please ?
EDIT "I've found and uploaded both, the 1.2 patch and nocd.

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by fogWraith - 2017, April 18 - 9:40pm

It requires quite a bit from the graphics department, not much unlike Doom 3 Tongue
My C2D Mini does not handle either well, the Quad 2.5 G5 with a Quadro 4500 does much better though

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by swamprock - 2017, April 18 - 9:31pm

I just wanted to point that out. I already have the game; bought years ago; running on my Mac Pro, and wanted to see how it runs on my G5. I found the 1.2 patch and noDVD for the PPC version and tested that out instead. It worked for a couple of minutes then crashed, but at least I got to see how it ran Smile

"You could try if "Show Package Contents" -> "/Contents/MacOS/iPatcher" works on PowerPC driven machines."

Yeah, I tried that. No dice.

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by fogWraith - 2017, April 18 - 9:09pm

Aha, I don't have access to a PPC machine at the moment, though I'll look at this tomorrow.
The No-DVD is for 1.4.2, so either keeping the image mounted or burning it to a disc will work, though, this will have to wait until tomorrow... until then, everything will be available and updated accordingly.

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by IIGS_User - 2017, April 18 - 8:22pm

According to ArchDetect, the No-DVD is an Intel-only application.

You could try if "Show Package Contents" -> "/Contents/MacOS/iPatcher" works on PowerPC driven machines.

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by swamprock - 2017, April 18 - 8:01pm

Thank for this. Unfortunately, the NoDVD crack doesn't work on a PowerPC machine (wrong CPU architecture error).

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by MacTouch - 2017, April 18 - 6:24pm

Thanks fogWraith for this one. After Doom 3, this was the last missing one... Smile