Quakestarter releases

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This was originally a discussion thread posted separately to discuss Quakestarter releases and bugs/feedback. Fairweather merged it into this resource after the resource was created.

We can still use it for the same purposes I think!
 
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Quakestarter v3.3.0 released

This release introduces an optional autoupdate feature. The autoupdater will cover all the Quakestarter files as well as vkQuake and Ironwail (if you got those as part of Quakestarter, i.e. you're not using the "noengine" bundle).

If you're updating an already-existing Quakestarter installation to 3.3.0, sorry, this new feature won't help you yet! You'll still need to do the “overwrite your current files with the contents of the zip” kind of thing. But for future releases after 3.3.0, you will be able to (if you wish) let the autoupdater handle things.

Assuming we don't discover any weird problems with the autoupdater, we can lean on it to do quick-response Quakestarter updates. For example when a new vkQuake or Ironwail version comes out, we can spin a new Quakestarter update to deliver those.

Over the years Quakestarter has also evolved so that it's not just a one-time setup program, or even just a menu of "good but really old releases", but also a menu of recent releases. This update goes even further in that direction with the addition of a "Latest Greatest" menu for releases that are "high profile" but don't have the necessary Quaddicted rating yet. This menu has been inaugurated with a few releases from the past six months as well as Coppertone Summer Jam 2.

For the full list of additions see the online changelog.
 
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Joel B updated Quakestarter with a new update entry:

Quakestarter v3.4.0, the Coppertone Redux Release

Hey let’s test out that autoupdate feature! Coppertone Summer Jam 2 has had an update, so that version is now in the Latest Greatest menu and the previous (original) version is moved to legacies.

One confession to make here: I’m still learning about the best way to deal with downloads from Slipgate Sightseer. In this case, if you used Quakestarter v3.3.0 to install ctsj2 super recently, you may in fact...

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Joel B updated Quakestarter with a new update entry:

Quakestarter v3.5.0, the Generic September Update Release

This release just updates some of the installables as described below.

One other thing to note: I've set an official policy that entries will "age out" of the legacies menu if they sit there for six months without ever bouncing back into one of the main menus. This will help us keep the legacies menu from growing too large. I won't be enforcing this policy until the next release of Quakestarter, but FYI almost all of the current legacies entries are about to get the boot.

Of course...

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Joel B updated Quakestarter with a new update entry:

Quakestarter v3.6.0, the Brutal Release

Another installables update:
  • Add Quake Brutalist Jam in Latest Greatest. Prepare for concrete overload!
  • Remove aged-out entries from the legacies menu, as mentioned in the v3.5.0 release notes below.
  • Move quite a few entries to the legacies menu since their ratings have dipped below the threshold and stayed down there for a while now: The Castle of Koohoo, Biotoxin, Antediluvian, The Elder Reality, Waldsterben, and Slip Tripping.
This release also adds some basic...

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