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How to package and release a file


Early autumn


autumn_sp.bsp - Early autumn Single Player

Text file

my nick name in quake: human[rus]

You must add a text file to your release, documenting at least the title of the work and your (nick)name. create date: 20-20-2020


Title : Early autumn Filename : autumn_sp.bsp Author(s) : human[rus] aka lotric Email Address : Description : singleplayer map

Single Player : yes Cooperative 1-32 Player : yes Deathmatch 2-32 Player : no .map Included : yes

Software needed to play : quake Comments : the first map on this editor, just freestyle mapping

* Construction *

Build Time : one month Times & stats :System Used : ericw-tools-v0.18.1-Linux Editor(s) used : trenchbroom 2019v6 Valve mode


Package your files into a standard zip archive. Not rar, not a self-extracting exe, just a plain zip. Zip is widely supported, Windows natively can handle the format since Windows XP. MacOS and Linux have no trouble either.

If you release a single file, put it (and its readme) directly into the zip file. Do not add a directory. If the user extracts the file straight into his maps/ directory, it should be correct.

If you release a mod, put a directory into the zip file so if the user extracts the zip into his Quake directory, the mod will be properly installed. Remember to mind the character rules, lowercase only, a-z and 0-9, no special characters except maybe - and no spaces whatsoever. Put all your files inside that directory.

If you are releasing a single file, name the zip the same as the file. For example would be the archive for abc123.bsp and abc123.txt. If you release a mod, try to do the same.


If it is a finished work, you can contact Spirit to get it hosted at Quaddicted. Feel free to mail it straightaway.

If that is not an option, if it is a work-in-progress, you do not want to wait a week before Spirit replies (though he is quick if you packaged everything well and send a direct HTTP link to the file) or otherwise you want to host elsewhere, is there for you. The password for uploading is "ZigguratVertigoBlewTronynsSocksOff", the username "quaketastic".

For permanent hosting you can also freely use

Do not use services that do not support direct download links. And please do not use volatile hosts like Dropbox, Google Drive or any ad-financed free hosting providers.