Here is a brief explanation of all the legal mumbo jumbo contained in the various license agreements that may or may not be part of this package. (This document was designed to be a quick overview of our license terms. You must refer to the full text of the license for a complete listing of terms and conditions.) QUAKE SHAREWARE END USER LICENSE (slicnse.txt) or What You Can and Cannot Do With the Shareware Version of Quake. CAN DO: -- Play & Enjoy the single player game -- Setup a shareware version based server on a not-for-profit basis CANNOT DO: -- Run the game with user developed levels. -- You may not commercially exploit the shareware version in any way This specifically excludes retail distribution of the shareware version. Do not call or e-mail to ask if you can be a retail distributor of the shareware version -- the answer is no! -- Commercially exploit any id copyrighted and/or trademarked property. Example: Game names, logos, graphics, etc. QUAKE REGISTERED VERSION END USER LICENSE (rlicnse.txt) or What You Can and Cannot Do With the Registered Version of Quake. CAN DO: -- Play & Enjoy the single player game -- Setup a registered version based server on a not-for-profit basis -- Develop new levels and/or level creation utilities. -- Play the game and/or setup a Registered Version based server using a user-developed level. CANNOT DO: -- Commercially exploit the Registered Version of Quake in any way; see commercially exploitation license info below. -- Commercially exploit any id copyrighted and/or trademarked property. Example: Game names, logos, game graphics, etc. -- Sell user-developed levels and/or tools COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION LICENSE (comexp.txt -- accompanies Quake registered version only) If you are interested in trying to make money using the registered version of Quake (this sort of thing is not allowed using the shareware version) you must sign our easy-to-digest Commercial Exploitation License. This is a royalty free license that allows you to run Quake for a profit through a certain monthly gross profit range. If your Quake-related business becomes successful the agreement brings id into the revenue stream. Basic terms of the commercial exploitation license: -- License grants a royalty free commercial exploitation right for the registered version of Quake as a whole so long as Quake's monthly gross revenue is below $5,000.00 -- License provides for a 12.5% royalty to be paid to id Software in months where the licensee's Quake related monthly gross revenue is above $5,000.00 -- Royalty is based off net income. Net income is defined as Quake-related gross income less Quake-related expenses. -- License expressly prohibits commercial exploitation via the sale (retail or otherwise) of the shareware or registered versions of Quake. -- License expressly prohibits advertising/marketing use of our copyrighted and/or trademarked properties. To get into bed with us on this deal you must print two (2) copies of the document named comexp.txt. (You should find comexp.txt somewhere on the registered version CD.) Sign/fill in the blanks of both copies where indicated and mail both to: id Software 18601 LBJ #666 Mesquite, TX 75150 Attn: ComExp License We will then countersign the documents and mail one back to you. Two items worth noting here: 1. It is VERY IMPORTANT that the information you enter in the signature block be legible. We prefer it if you enter the info into the blanks before printing your two copies. If we cannot read your information we will not be able to return the documents to you. 2. The terms of this document are not subject to negotiation. If you cannot live with the terms spelled out in the agreement do not engage in any commercial exploitation of Quake and do not sign the document.