Not all bad news today, QLHud is back up and running. This large HUD repository will definitely find you a suiting HUD to go with your personal taste and needs. Feel free to add and share your own HUD creations, which can easily be made with VisualHUD.
The website has been around since 2009 but was offline for the past few months. I would like to thank nico for putting in extra effort to return the QLHud website after the original author of the backend code "claimed the removal of it". The whole websites source is available on github now. Have a look and support the site with some Facebook likes and Google+ plusses(?)!
The qlhud.net website provides a free platform where anyone can download and share custom made HUD(s) for Quake Live.
- Find a HUD that suits your needs (search by description, author)
- Upload your own custom HUD together with a screenshot and get a permanent link to the preview/download page.
- and more...
Example: The default HUD provided by id Software.
If you need help installing or using a particular HUD, check out the Custom HUD install guide and the related posts listed below.
Enjoy and contribute your HUDs!
Work in progress
The unofficial Quake Live config generator is still updated on a regular basis with improvements. The latest version is beta 1.6.1
Some of the features are:
- Comes with 2 presets to get you started quickly. High Quality and Pro Gamer.
- Change player, team and enemy models and see a preview of how the models look.
- Change the color of your own default model to red or blue. No more standard default skin when playing non-team based games.
- Force a color for your teammates. Walk around in the red skin while on the blue team! *Change the size of the font used on screen.
- Easily enable or disable showing the fps, game timer or lagometer.
- Change a wide range of advanced video options.
- Ability to set a custom resolution.
- Personalize your railgun to your own taste.
- Bind a different sensitivity, zoom fov, crosshair, crosshair size and how the gun is drawn for each weapon.
- Edit the generated configuration with your own changes and then save it to a file.
- Reload previously used settings to continue where you left off.
- And many more.
If you want to try Quake Live config files of other players, this is your chance. In this post we want to give you the opportunity to compare other player's config with your own.
No example screenshots have been added yet. Quake Live is still in a closed beta fase and publishing screenshots would break the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
Configs from the professionals
It is a pretty standard Quake Live config but all the important commands are there.
On stermy.com, the most known Italian quaker is sharing his Quake Live config. This config is what you would expect from an experienced player like stermy. It has all the right settings for optimal gameplay at the expense of the graphics, of course. Definitely worth a try if you don't care about the graphics.
Configs from the community
This is a very well documented config which makes it easily customizable. The resolution is set to 1920*1200 but this can of course be changed: r_mode in console or config file or via the game menu.
This config has 3 scripts, i.e. a volume-, a demo- and a zoomscript (you will have to write +zoom when joining a new server). Maximum FPS has been set to 75, this makes the game more smooth on a TFT screen. A thin lightning gun beam and small rail trail might be cool extras to make this config worthwile to try.
If you're looking for nice graphics, don't try this config. If your computer can't keep up with Quake Live on high detail, you might give this config a try. Almost all graphics have been removed. Not only to improve FPS but more importantly to improve the gameplay.
If you wish to see your config in the list, please post a link to your config in the commentbox below with some information.
Changing the crosshair colors to your personal preference has proven to be very important to many quakers, considering the many requests for this feature.
Now that id software has installed this feature you can easily apply it by either changing your menu settings or updating your personal quake live config.
To change the Quake Live crosshair color through the console or in your config, use the command:
Where "X" stands for a value from 1 to 7, each representing a different color:
1 = red
2 = yellow
3 = green
4 = cyan
5 = blue
6 = pink
7 = white
For this crosshair color command to have effect you must first be sure to turn off the crosshair health option (this option changes the crosshair color according to your health status). To remove crosshair health use the following command in the console or in your config:
Read these Quake Live config customization tips for many more useful console commands.
update: It is now possible to change the crosshair colors by using the menu or console settings! This method is a lot easier than the method described below.
Building on EmSixTeen's custom HUD installation guide we thought it would also be interesting to explain how to install a custom crosshair in Quake Live. A custom crosshair is a must, in my opinion. Standard Quake Live crosshairs have crosshairpulse which makes the crosshair expand in size each time an item is picked up. Moreover, the game Quake Live doesn't allow you to change the crosshair colors yet. Only white is available.