Quake – Useful Console Commands

Here’s some useful console commands that you should use.

Recommended Commands

  • clear – Clears all console text.
  • g_showintromovie “1” – Skips(0/1) the intro videos and goes straight to the game menu.
  • con_showfps “1” – Displays(0/1) current FPS at the top right corner of the screen.
  • cl_engineFPS “<value>” – Sets a custom max fps value.
  • cl_sensitivity “<value>” – Changes the sensitivity of your mouse.
  • r_fov “<value>” – Changes the Field of View value from 1 to 141.
  • snd_volume “<value>” – Changes the volume of the game from 0 to 1.
  • snd_musicvolume “<value> – Changes the volume music of the game from 0 to 1.
  • r_brightness “<value>” – Changes the brightness of your screen from 0 to 2.
  • gamma “<value>” – Changes gamma value.
  • cl_skipCrosshair “0” – Disables(0/1) crosshair.
  • cl_skipViewBob “1” – Disables(0/1) the bob viewmodel animation.
  • cl_drawViewModel “1” – Shows(0/1) the viewmodel.
  • r_renderwaterviewfx “0” – Disables(0/1) water effects when your underwater.
  • con_fontsize “<value>” – Changes the font size of console text and also some other text for example fps text(if you have con_showfps set to 1 of course). Default value: 14.

con_fontsize “16”

con_fontsize “12”

con_fontsize “8”

  • r_rhirenderfamily “<render>” – Changes the render of the game. Choose between “vulkan” or “d3d11″(DirectX 11).
  • ui_showquitmessage “1” – Enables the classic quit prompt.

Crosshair Commands

  • crosshairStyle “<letter>” – Crosshair is controlled by a letter of your choice. In the options you are limited by the ones the menu gives you. But with this command you can choose whatever you want.
  • crosshair_red “255” – Changes the color red of the crosshair from 0 to 255.
  • crosshair_green “255” – Changes the color green of the crosshair from 0 to 255.
  • crosshair_blue “255” – Changes the color blue of the crosshair from 0 to 255.

Hud Commands

  • cl_hud “<value>” – This changes the type of the hud.

cl_hud “0” – Disabled

cl_hud “1” – Minimal

cl_hud “2” – Health and Ammo

cl_hud “3” – Standard

If you have cl_hud set to 1(Minimal) then you can make a custom hud of yours by changing the position of the icons, health, ammo, etc with this commands. Try to mess around with these to get something you like.

  • cl_hdhud_face_x
  • cl_hdhud_face_y
  • cl_hdhud_armor_x
  • cl_hdhud_armor_y
  • cl_hdhud_ammo_x
  • cl_hdhud_ammo_y
  • cl_hdhud_health_num_x
  • cl_hdhud_health_num_y
  • cl_hdhud_armor_num_x
  • cl_hdhud_armor_num_y
  • cl_hdhud_ammo_num_x
  • cl_hdhud_ammo_num_y
  • cl_hdhud_key_x
  • cl_hdhud_key_y
  • cl_hdhud_face_alignment
  • cl_hdhud_armor_alignment
  • cl_hdhud_ammo_alignment
  • cl_hdhud_healthnum_alignment
  • cl_hdhud_armornum_alignment
  • cl_hdhud_ammonum_alignment
  • cl_hdhud_key_alignment

Here’s an example:

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