Batocera is shipped with the SHAREWARE version of Quake. Quake is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996. It is the first game in the Quake series.In the game, players must find their way through various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using an array of weaponry. The overall atmosphere is dark and gritty, with lots of stone textures and a rusty, capitalized font.

The successor to id Software's Doom series, Quake built upon the technology and gameplay of its predecessor.

This system scrapes metadata for the “tyrquake” group(s) and loads the tyrquake set from the currently selected theme, if available.

Grouped with the “ports” group of systems.

No TyrQuake emulator in Batocera needs a BIOS file to run.

Place your TyrQuake ROMs in /userdata/roms/tyrquake.

Put your Quake 1 .PAK games in this directory.

                       └── pak0.pak ## shareware data (default)

                           ├── pak0.pak ## shareware data
                           ├── pak1.pak ## registered data
                           ├── music/
                           │   ├── track02.ogg
                           │   ├── ...
                           │   └── track11.ogg
                           ├── pak0.pak
                           ├── music/
                           │   ├── track02.ogg
                           │   ├── ...
                           │   └── track09.ogg
                           ├── pak0.pak
                           ├── music/
                           │   ├── track02.ogg
                           │   ├── ...
                           │   └── track09.ogg
                           └── pak0.pak
                                        ├── config.cfg
                                        ├── s0.sav
                                        ├── ...
                                        └── s9.sav

RetroArch (formerly SSNES), is a ubiquitous frontend that can run multiple “cores”, which are essentially the emulators themselves. The most common cores use the libretro API, so that's why cores run in RetroArch in Batocera are referred to as “libretro: (core name)”. RetroArch aims to unify the feature set of all libretro cores and offer a universal, familiar interface independent of platform.

RetroArch configuration

RetroArch offers a Quick Menu accessed by pressing [HOTKEY] + South button (B SNES) which can be used to alter various things like RetroArch and core options, and controller mapping. Most RetroArch related settings can be altered from Batocera's EmulationStation.

Standardized features available to all libretro cores: tyrquake.videomode, tyrquake.ratio, tyrquake.smooth, tyrquake.shaders, tyrquake.pixel_perfect, tyrquake.decoration, tyrquake.game_translation

ES setting name batocera.conf_key Description ⇒ ES option key_value
Settings that apply to all cores of this emulator
GRAPHICS BACKEND tyrquake.gfxbackend Choose your graphics rendering
⇒ OpenGL opengl, Vulkan vulkan.
AUDIO LATENCY tyrquake.audio_latency Audio latency in milliseconds, turn it up if you hear crackles
⇒ 256 256, 192 192, 128 128, 64 64, 32 32, 16 16, 8 8.
THREADED VIDEO tyrquake.video_threaded Improves performance at the cost of latency and more video stuttering. Use only if full speed cannot be obtained otherwise.
⇒ On true, Off false.

libretro: TyrQuake

libretro: TyrQuake configuration
ES setting name batocera.conf_key Description ⇒ ES option key_value
VIDEO RESOLUTION global.tyrquake_resolution Smooth out jagged edges on 3D object polygons
⇒ 320×240 320×240, 640×480 640×480, 960×720 960×720, 1024×768 1024×768, 1280×720 1280×720, 1920×1080 1920×1080.
FRAMERATE global.tyrquake_framerate Modify framerate
⇒ Automatic automatic, 10fps 10fps, 15fps 15fps, 20fps 20fps, 25fps 25fps, 30fps 30fps, 40fps 40fps, 50fps 50fps, 60fps 60fps, 75fps 75fps, 90fps 90fps, 100fps 100fps, 120fps 120fps, 144fps 144fps, 155fps 155fps, 160fps 160fps.
RUMBLE global.tyrquake_rumble Enables joypad rumble (vibration)
⇒ Off disabled, On enabled.
CONTROLLER TYPE global.tyrquake_controller1 Select controller type
⇒ Gamepad Classic 1, Gamepad Classic Alt 513, Gamepad Modern 773, Keyboard + Mouse 3.

Additional configuration for each episode is stored in saves/tyrquake/<Quake episode>/config.cfg.

Here are the default TyrQuake's controls shown on a Batocera Retropad:

For further troubleshooting, refer to the generic support pages.

  • systems/tyrquake.txt
  • Last modified: 10 months ago
  • by atari