Quake, a ground-breaking and award-winning video game originally released in 1996, has been the source of inspiration for many retro games developed ever since its release. The game is a first-person shooter (FPS) game that was developed by id Software and is set in a medieval, dark fantasy, and fiction mix of an environment. The game’s remastered version has had players running into issues with them having stuttering movement above 60hz. We will inform you more about what we know regarding this problem later in the article.
The main character in Quake, later named Ranger in Quake 2, travels across dimensions in order to fight and stop an enemy who has been code-named “Quake”, after the game’s official release in 1996, it received two mission expansion packs
- Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
- Quake Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
The game has since also received 2 sequels, Quake 2 and Quake 3 respectively.
Quake received a major update on August 20, 2021, for its 25th birthday, the game received a complete graphical overhaul, and players who already owned quake will receive the new version for free on steam.
The major update included enhanced graphics with better lighting, advanced models, updated maps and a brand new “Dimension of the machine” episode which was also specially created for Quake’s 25th birthday
To read the patch notes and the FAQ released for the update, click here
Quake: Stuttering Issues above 60hz?
Players raised their complaints on the community tab for Quake, they stated that playing on a monitor above 60hz, the movement begins to stutter and isn’t properly interpolated.
As of now the developers haven’t issued any statement nor acknowledged the problem, many seem to be facing this issue, even those playing at very high refresh rates such as 144.
However, one user named “Nash” on the community forum had stated that they were able to fix their stuttering problem through following steps mentioned below.
- Turn Vsync off
- Change your screen to borderless fullscreen
- Set max fps to unlimited
- Then set your fps cap to 144 using your GPU application, such as Nvidia.
This seemed to help a lot of users in the community forum, so if you are facing this issue then you might as well give it a try.