Installation Instructions

This section explains how to install JQuake for each supported OS.

Since the user settings are saved outside of JQuake's folder, your settings/configuration will be kept following an update.


  • Download and extract the .zip file.

    ※ It must not be extracted in the Program Files folder.

  • Double click on JQuake.exe to start the program.

  • Windows Defender SmartScreen may pop-up since the binary is unsigned. Click "More Info", then "Run Anyway" to bypass this.


  • Download and open the .dmg file.

  • Drag and Drop JQuake into Applications.

  • Apple Silicon users: To bypass Apple's increased security restrictions on Apple Silicon, you'll need to run the following command in Terminal to be able to launch JQuake.

    sudo xattr -r -d /Applications/

  • Run JQuake from Applications.


  • Install the Java Runtime Environment, if you don't have it already.

    You can check if you have it by running java -version from the Terminal.

  • Download and extract the .zip file.

  • Run JQuake by running the following command in the Terminal from the extracted folder:

    java -jar JQuake.jar -Xmx200m -Xms32m -Xmn2m