If you’ve messed around with Minecraft’s graphics settings before, then you know you can adjust the field of view in the game. You can pull the screen real close to your face with the lowest value, or max it out and see the greatest amount of space by cranking it up to maximum – the “Quake” value. It’s no surprise at all that someone made a mod to add Quake-style movement to Minecraft when you consider this. The Squake mod gets a lot of inspiration from the Quake games, but the author also notes he took some tips from Fortress Forever and Team Fortress Classic, the grandfather of today’s TF2.
So, what exactly is “Quake-style” movement? For starters, Squake allows for bunnyhopping, which when done correctly will actually allow you to move significantly faster than you ever could while running. You can jump while strafing without losing any momentum as well, and you get a much greater level of control over your direction while in the air, so you can easily shift from moving forwards to backwards without slowing down. It even removes the sudden stoppage you experience when you take falling damage – you just keep moving at your current speed unless you stop or move into a wall basically.
This is the perfect mod to install server-side if you want to create a kind of Quake or UT Arena environment where players try to hack each other to bits. Because it’s compatible with lots of other Forge mods you can probably find a few different gun mods to add as well, to create a truly authentic Quake experience. It should go without saying, but having this mod installed when trying to connect to a server without it will almost always results in you getting flagged for hacking/cheating and end up with you banned from the server. Just disable it when not playing by yourself and you’ll be fine.
Squake Mod for Minecraft 1.12.1 Changelogs
- Added support for the Version Checker mod (1.7.x only).
- Bumped up max air acceleration per tick a tiny bit and exposed it to the config.
- Requires PlayerAPI Core (only in Minecraft versions < 1.12).
How to install Squake Mod?
- Download and install the recommended Minecraft Forge for your Minecraft version.
- Download the latest mod version for your Minecraft version.
- Put the .jar file into the mods folder of your Minecraft installation.