Quake Live is a first person shooter that is downloaded and launched via a web browser plugin. It is a variant of its predecessor, Quake III Arena (Q3A).

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How do I reset Quake Live video settings without launching the game?

I just ruined my client's video settings somehow and my display shows "input not supported" when the client is running, which means I can't see anything. I tried to press ~ and type cvar_restart right ...
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How does armor work mathematically in QuakeLive?

Armor is the most obvious point of contention in 1v1 Quake matches. How does it interact with health mathematically in preventing damage?
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In Quake, what's the difference between Armour and Health?

Obviously when your health is 100 you can't pick up any more (normal) health, but you can add armour. But do they act different against damage? Or is armour just extended health? When you've hit ...
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Is crouching in Quake Live useful?

In Quake Live I see users crouching when using gaunt or shotgun. Is there any advantage to crouching? Or are these players doing it for no reason?
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What does the guard rune in Quake-Live do exactly?

It has been suggested to use the Guard rune to combat people using rail and the Doubler rune. What does it do exactly?
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Is excessive use of rail in Quake-Live a valid strategy?

I get frustrated when playing Quake-Live on some maps such as rebound or vortex portal, when some users seem to only use rail and doubler and nothing else. This is frustrating when an enemy does this ...
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Why is Quake Live slower on the Mac than the PC?

I have a new iMac. I have been playing Quake Live. When I play I get either 85 fps, or a weird effect where the framerate starts at 125, then drops to 85fps and builds up again to 125 fps. Changing ...
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Where does the Quake Live plugin store downloaded content?

Want to copy it to another system (not browser) without downloading it again...
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What options do you have on creating a server in Quake Live?

So since Quake Live left beta status. As a "pro user" you are able to create a server on your own. What options do you have? Are there options like: "Only Clan-mates may join" or "Only players from ...
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Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?

There are many custom HUDs available for Quake Live; most make all numbers larger because, hey, everything is important right? Obviously, this can't be the case. Something has to give. I believe ...
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Are FPS browser-dependent in games like Quake Live or Battlefield Heroes?

Could the number of frames per seconds you get in browser-based games like Quake Live, Battlefield Heroes or Free Realms be affected by the browser version or browser type? I mean choosing Chrome ...
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Playing QuakeLive on Mac?

Is there a way to play QuakeLive on a Mac?