Veteran Quake players know all about it, but many new players wonder how to have colors in the Quake Live nickname and clantag.
This is something very easy as all it requires is the addition of color codes. Each color has its own number and by using a ^ you can tell Quake to interprete what follows in that color.
^1 = Red
^2 = Green
^3 = Yellow
^4 = Blue
^5 = Cyan (light blue)
^6 = Magenta (purple)
^7 = White
Other colors are not yet supported.
You can set the colors in your name manually by editing your Quake Live config:
seta name “^1Flo^2wer^3Po^4wer”
This will give FlowerPower
Or just change the nickname colors directly in the console
(It is impossible to change your nickname in Quake Live, but you can add colors! So don’t bother trying a different name, Quake Live will not accept it.)
Colored text messages also works in general ingame chat. Although most will not have time to chat with colors, many like to implement it using chatbinds.
bind p “say ^1:^4p” will give :p
Keep in mind that in Quake Live there is a length limit for nickname and clantag, 15 and 5 respectively, but this does not include the color codes! Have fun changing the colors in your nickname!