#1 2021-01-22 20:05:12

Velouria
Member

Questions about the Quakespasm source port

Hi everyone, I'm new so I'm doing this both to introduce myself and to ask some questions about Quakespasm since I'm running into a couple of issues

So anyways, I'm just starting to get into Quake after a lifetime of playing Doom. I'm not up to date on "modern games" or gaming in general but I started getting curious about Quake after seeing Ahoy's YouTube video about it. I'm into EDM, house, drum and bass and some alt stuff from the 90's.

So my first question is (and I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this) when I launch Quakespasm in fullscreen mode I get this black bar on top that takes up half of my screen and the game runs in the bottom half, but cropped. This is fixed by going into the video options and turning on (or off it it was already on) the vertical scan option. While it's a solution I was wondering if there's a way to fix this problem at launch.

My other question has to do with mouse look. Whenever I start playing, I move my mouse and the camera immediately points down. Is this supposed to be normal behavior or am I doing something wrong?

I'm using macOS as well at 5120 x 2880 resoltuion, just in case it has anything to do with it.

Nice to meet y'all!

#2 2021-01-23 11:26:57

h4724
Member

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

I haven't encountered either of those issues before, so they're definitely not normal (on Windows at least.) I suppose launching with -width 5120 -height 2880 might solve your first problem.

#3 2021-01-25 17:54:55

Velouria
Member

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

I've done that, but to no avail. I'm considering trying other source ports at this point.

#4 2021-01-26 08:10:50

Spirit
Administrator

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

Try FTEQW, it can handle very high resolution easily.

#5 2021-01-31 23:46:26

ericw
Member

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

Try setting the cvar "vid_desktopfullscreen 1" (you can enter "+vid_desktopfullscreen 1" in the QS launcher's command line arguments box); this will prevent it from trying to change fullscreen modes and I think it'll fix this.

On my system (macOS 10.15.7, Quakespasm 0.93.2, running QuakeSpasm-SDL2.app) regular fullscreen is broken (draws half off screen) but "vid_desktopfullscreen 1" works.

Also try both QuakeSpasm-SDL2.app and QuakeSpasm.app (older version of SDL: SDL1.2). In theory the -SDL2.app is more likely to work but sometimes the older one will bypass bugs like this.

#6 2021-02-02 16:52:15

Velouria
Member

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

ericw wrote:

Try setting the cvar "vid_desktopfullscreen 1" (you can enter "+vid_desktopfullscreen 1" in the QS launcher's command line arguments box); this will prevent it from trying to change fullscreen modes and I think it'll fix this.

On my system (macOS 10.15.7, Quakespasm 0.93.2, running QuakeSpasm-SDL2.app) regular fullscreen is broken (draws half off screen) but "vid_desktopfullscreen 1" works.

Also try both QuakeSpasm-SDL2.app and QuakeSpasm.app (older version of SDL: SDL1.2). In theory the -SDL2.app is more likely to work but sometimes the older one will bypass bugs like this.

Will try this as soon as I get home, thanks!

#7 2021-02-07 17:33:32

OleBumma
Member

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

is mouse look even "on" in the Options setting? set it to "on".

if that one ain't making a difference, then create an autoexec.cfg under the ID1 folder (just create a new file and label it that way, the file extension has to be .cfg and not anything else), or if you have one already just open it in a text editor, add the string "+mlook" and save it. try to run the game with those edits.

if the problem persists, just try a different build of the Quakespasm source port and make sure you grab one made for your opetaring system.
I got hold of version 0.93.2 win 64 and I haven't ran through the mouse issue. it's somethin I ran through with different Quake game engines tho (ioQuake 3 source port specifically) and what solved it for me was gettin hold of a totally different build release.

Last edited by OleBumma (2021-02-07 17:42:51)

#8 2021-05-28 02:12:41

Evan
Guest

Re: Questions about the Quakespasm source port

About the view immediately looking down.  This is not common, but it certainly can affect some systems... If you are using Synergy to share a mouse/keyboard between two computers, it can cause that very problem.  On a PC, you need to get the mouse onto the correct computer and then press SCROLL LOCK, there must be some equivalent for Macs.

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