Quake Done Quick
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Quake done Quick is a series of machinima and speedrun movies in which Quake, its mission packs, and a few of its related games, are completed as fast as possible, utilizing any shortcut or trick, such as bunny hopping and rocket jumping (but not cheats) necessary. These movies are available in the game engine's native demo format and in rendered multimedia versions such as AVI files.
Quake Done Quick is an important aspect of the Quake speedrunning community. Essentially, it represents a collection of collaborative speedruns in which the game is finished as quickly as possible with special rules and aims. Unlike the normal records listed above, these movies are created one level at a time rather than in one continuous play session; as such, it is possible for multiple people to help create the movie by sending in demos of individual levels, and much better times can be aimed for as the segmentation allows one to easily try again upon committing an error. It also allows runners to only have to focus on a small portion of the game rather than all of it.
These movies are by far more popular than the conventional records, both in the community itself and outside of it. Some of them, most notably the movies that feature a fast playthrough of the game on the Nightmare difficulty level without additional voluntary challenges, have even been distributed with gaming magazines and posted on news sites. Slashdot has published an announcement of the then newly created Quake done Quick with a Vengeance movie on its front page. Out of all the series' movies, this one is also the most popular. In it, the entire game is finished in 0:12:23 on “Nightmare” difficulty, the hardest in the game. This run succeeded Quake done Quicker  and the original Quake done Quick  movie, in which the game was finished in respectively 0:16:35 and 0:19:49.
The main reason for Quake done Quick with a Vengeance being over 4 minutes faster, an improvement that surpassed the initial expectations of the runners, was the discovery of bunny hopping, which allowed runners to attain a much higher speed in most levels and even made it possible to save rockets or grenades since certain jumps could now be done without them.
Some of the productions have been turned into machinima movies, using "recams" (showing the run from preset camera perspectives rather than the first-person view) and sometimes even custom skins, models, and a script to turn them into films rather than speedrun videos. This is done for entertainment purposes, while there is always a first-person perspective recording available as a documentation of what the runners are capable of.
This is a list of releases in the Quake done Quick series of which the most notable ones have been further annotated. For more information on the movies that aren't further explained here, see the Quake done Quick Web site . Unlike the conventional records, the individual players that worked on these movies are not listed; there are always many different players working on these projects, and as such, they are usually attributed to the “Quake done Quick team”, while details on who made which portion of the run can be found in the description text files that come with them.
|Title||Acronym||Completion time||Date of publishing||Description|
|Quake done Quickest||QdQst||0:11:29 ||2011/12/29||Run through Quake on Nightmare difficulty 1|
|Quake done Quick with a Vengeance||QdQwav||0:12:23 ||2000/09/13||Run through Quake on Nightmare difficulty 2|
|Quake done Quick lite||QdQlite||0:12:54 ||1998/01/24||Run through Quake on Easy difficulty 3|
|The Rabbit Run||TRR||0:10:58 ||2003/09/18||Run through Quake on Easy difficulty|
|Quake done 100% Quickest||Qd100Qst||0:48:00 ||2011/12/29||Run through Quake on Nightmare difficulty while obtaining 100% kills and secrets|
|Quake done 100% Quicker||Qd100Qr||0:59:31 ||2000/01/04||Run through Quake on Nightmare difficulty while obtaining 100% kills and secrets|
|Quake done 100% Quick lite 2||Qd100Qlite2||0:33:33 ||2006/07/22||Run through Quake on Easy difficulty while obtaining 100% kills and secrets 4|
|Quake done double Quick||QddQ||0:12:35 ||2000/08/29||Run through Quake on Nightmare difficulty with two players at the same time|
|Quake done double Quick lite||QddQlite||0:09:55 ||2006/06/22||Run through Quake on Easy difficulty with two players at the same time|
|Scourge done Slick||SdS||0:11:02 ||1998/07/26||Run through Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon on Nightmare difficulty 5|
|Scourge done Slick lite||SdSlite||0:08:20 ||1998/12/07||Run through Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon on Easy difficulty 6|
|Fiend Run Lite||FRL||0:10:00 ||1999/04/01||Run through Quake on Easy difficulty “as a fiend”|
|Quake done Backwards||QdB||0:11:28 ||2002/12/24||Run through Quake on Easy difficulty in reverse level order|
|Runner's Delight at Speedcon||RDSC||0:03:29 ||2000/08/29||Run through Runner's Delight Easy difficulty with two players 7|
|Speed Beyond Belief||sBB||0:04:25 ||1997/12/20||Run through Beyond Belief on Easy difficulty 7|
|Speed Completely Beyond Belief||SCBB||0:12:33, 0:18:24 ||1999/06/10||Runs through Beyond Belief on respectively Easy difficulty and Nightmare difficulty while obtaining 100% kills and secrets|
|Speed Beyond Belief lite II||SBBlite2||0:02:20 ||2002/03/02||Run through Beyond Belief on Easy difficulty|
|Blue Hell done Quick||BHdQ||0:00:38, 0:00:51 ||2000/11/30||Runs through Blue Hell on respectively Nightmare difficulty and Easy difficulty, the latter while obtaining 100% kills and secrets 7|
|Skillz Test #4 reel||ST4reel ||1997/08/09||A reel of highlights from the Skillz Test #4 challenge|
|Quake2 done Quick2||Q2dQ2||0:21:06 ||1999/07/05||Run through Quake II on Hard difficulty|
|Doom done Quicker||DdQr||0:16:05 ||2000/12/10||Run through The Ultimate Doom on Ultra-Violence difficulty 8|
|Doom2 done Quick||D2dQ2116||0:21:16 ||1998/06/10||Run through Doom II on Ultra-Violence difficulty|
|Hell quickly Revealed||HqR||0:43:39 ||1997/11/21||Run through Hell Revealed on Ultra-Violence difficulty 9|
1 preceded by Quake done Quicker With A Vengeance
2 preceded by Quake done Quicker and Quake done Quick
3 originally 0:14:06, but later improved to its current time
4 preceded by Quake done 100% Quick lite
5 the Quake done Quick website notes that this is currently their best movie
6 available as add-on to Scourge done Slick
7 this run is for an independently produced and freely available Quake map pack
8 preceded by Doom done Quick 
9 this run is for an independently produced and freely available Doom map pack
- Quake done Quick
- The Quake done Quick team (1997). "Quake done Quicker". Quake done Quick. Retrieved December 25, 2005.
- The Quake done Quick team (2006). "History of the routes in QdQwav". FilePlanet. Retrieved March 26, 2006.
- See the Quake Techniques paragraph in the Speedrun article.
- Andy Clarke, Grethe Mitchell, ed. (2007). "High Performance Play: The Making of Machinima". Videogames and Art. University of Chicago Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-84150-142-0.
- "Downloads". Quake done Quick. 2002. Retrieved June 12, 2006.
- Note that Quake demos are usually stored in the Dzip compression algorithm, which was specially developed for these files by Nolan Pflug and Stefan Schwoon. It is available for free download at the Dzip Online Web site.
- Quake done Quick official site