The Squake Mod has one specific purpose in mind: to add the movement styles found in old classic games such as Quake and Half-Life to the world of Minecraft! If you’re not familiar with those games, they used to be the best competitive multiplayer shooters available, along with the likes of Unreal Tournament and others. These games were extremely fast-paced, not like what you might consider “fast-paced” today, way faster.
People would often zoom around the map, blowing you up, then be gone before you could see where the rocket came from. It didn’t start out this way at first, in the beginning people would just go around the maps, jump around as expected, and shoot people like they were “supposed” to. Eventually, people found out how to trick the engine by utilizing jumps and other movement in inventive ways, and then strafe jumping, bunny jumping, rocket jumping, and more were born. The games would never be the same again, as now you needed to learn these new tricks, or be left in the dirt.
This eventually evolved into maps and game-modes revolving around these concepts, maps where you had to traverse them and reach the end by using these methods, or do other things evolving movement and skill. The Surf maps known from Counter-Strike is also the kinds of maps these movement techniques spawned. You can still move like this in some games, but mostly the “realism-military-shooter”-wave has killed them. They might be on a resurgence though, as people seem to have gotten kinda tired the military-shooter trend. To learn more about these various forms of movement, take a look at movement systems.
With this mod you can strafe-jump, bunny-jump, and more around the world of Minecraft. I recommend that you take a look at the techniques page, and then try it out on a Superflat world at first, then take out into the “normal” world. No longer will you be limited by the shackles of oppressive movement! You’re free! You’re a bird! Or rather, a Steve, but a very fast Steve.
The mod gets even better if you also use the Squeedometer Mod, as they are supposed to be used in conjuration.
How to install the Squake Mod for Minecraft:
- Download the mod.
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Open your Minecraft folder (in Windows: Start -> Run -> “%appdata%\.minecraft”).
- Copy the mod .jar file(s) you downloaded to the “mods” folder, found inside the .minecraft folder.
- That’s it! The Squake Mod should now be installed, so get moving and have fun!
Here is a video that gives you a better look at just how this movement can be used and how useful it is: