Chex™ Quest 3

Check out the pre-release testing version of Chex™ Quest 3 v2


Welcome to the homepage for Chex™ Quest 3 and its engine, Chex™ 3 GZD! Here you can find relevant links, downloads, and even featured game mods like competitive multiplayer add-on levels. Check below for the latest news and updates.

WED, MAY 8, 2024

All (most?) prior versions of the official chex3.wad are now available, not just v1.4 and the v1.1 pre-release. Check them out here! Credits to Chex Quest community member "xbolt" for providing most of these.

TUE, APR 2, 2024

To make up for the delay, á la carte pre-release testing downloads of Chex Quest 3 v2 are now in the Downloads section for public testing and examination. Keep in mind that these are not final. They're still under examination for bugs and other issues. Being subject to further revision, they're also not yet suitable for developing mods for, since those new mods may be rendered incompatible upon final release of CQ3 v2.

However, if you're looking to see what all the hubbub is about or to check out the fixes, improvements, and changes, feel free to check them out here! This includes the primary game, and the add-on packs for dynamic lights and skins. The dynamic lights are primarily constructed with Chex Quest 3 v2.0 in mind, and are compatible with GZDoom, LZDoom, Q-Zandronum, and Zandronum (among others). However, if you're playing on modern versions of GZDoom and LZDoom, you can also test them out on Chex Quest 3 v1 (chex3.wad), and even Chex Quest 1 (chex.wad).

The pre-release version of the Odamex/ZDaemon version of Chex Quest 3 v2 is also available. Check it out here!

SAT, MAR 16, 2024

The test server will be live soon at the scheduled time (6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern, 2 AM London). You will be looking in OdaLaunch (included with Odamex; alternatively, you can use Doomseeker) for the server name "<[IFOC] Server&rt; Chex Quest 3 v2 Co-op Test (Extreme Ooze)". The address to connect to will be

SAT, MAR 2, 2024

Mark your calendars: A public multiplayer co-op online test of the Odamex/ZDaemon port of Chex™ Quest 3 is now scheduled! It will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2024. The time will be 6 PM PST, 9 PM EST, 2 AM (SUN) London.

What you'll need: The Odamex DOOM source port. You can get it at (it's compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux). Odamex comes with its own server browser, odalaunch.exe, to find online game servers. You'll also need the original Chex® Quest 1 (chex.wad). Odamex should automatically download and load them when you join the server.

This will be a casual, sight-seeing playthrough of all levels to give players time to experience and examine everything. The difficulty will be "Extreme Ooze!" with unlimited lives. The expected play time of all fifteen levels is around two hours, give or take.

While I won't be playing the game, I will be in the Odamex Discord server, streaming the action, offering dev commentary, and fielding any questions people might have. Feel free to join the Odamex community and view the stream!

When the test is done, all of the test WADs (for both the primary and Odamex/ZDaemon versions) will be uploaded here. The next step will then be a planning stage within the Chex Quest community to determine what (if anything) needs to be fixed, and how to proceed forward to finalizing alternations to make things ready for prime time.

THU, JUN 22, 2023

A date for the public test can now be announced! Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT, a test intended for the Chex Quest fan community will be conducted. It will be performed on the Zandronum source port. For more information on how to use it, visit here. You will be looking for a server with a name like, "<[IFOC] Server> Chex Quest 3 v2.0 Test". The IWAD will be "chex3gzd-rc4.ipk3".

The reasons for this test are for the Chex Quest fan community to experience the changes and new features, offer input, make suggestions, and find and report on any bugs. Fan input will be invaluable in determining where to go forward with Chex Quest 3 v2.0.

The pre-release test WADs needed to play will be made available at the start of the test. Configured correctly, Doomseeker, IDE, or your server browser of choice should automatically know where to look to find the WADs. They will also be made available here soon thereafter.

TUE, JUN 6, 2023 is now live with its first post! This is to announce the pending release of Chex Quest 3 v2, which includes extra features like original CD movie playback, dynamic lights, several bug fixes, and other updates. Details can be found in the Downloads section.

We are currently in the process of getting the initial announcement out, as well as scheduling an online multiplayer test session for fans of Chex Quest or anyone else interested. Once that is done and ready, a pre-release download will be made available. So stay tuned!

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