[HOWTO]Install Quake3 on Linux


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Lechio

What u need:

3D acceleration enabled

A copy of the Quake3 game (in CD format or ISO )

1) Download the file linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run from ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake3/linux

2) Make it executable:

 chmod +x linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run

3) Run the installer and follow the prompts:

./linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run

quake2ins.jpg

4) By default the game will install on /usr/local/games/quake3

5) Now u need to copy some files from yor CD (or ISO, use loopback to mount the image) to yor game dir:

cp /mnt/cdrom/Quake3/baseq3/* /usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3

6) After that done run

quake3

from console

enjoy

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SoapyHamHocks

Good guide! Thanks so much now i can run Q3 native on Linux.

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m1h4

Theoreticaly, would it run any faster/slower than on a windows nt system? Just curious.

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vincent

Thank you thank you thank you, Long live Quake on Linux!!!1

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MulletRobZ

From what I was informed, the Linux version should run faster than in Windows, as I could view DivX movies fine on my 400 MHz Linux laptop when it lagged horribly on a 500 MHz P3 running Windows 98. I'll give this a shot and let you know if it works. Thanks, Lechlo.

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kyro

humm....somebody (krun) woke this thread up

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MulletRobZ

Just gave Quake 3 Arena a shot in Single Player and in Multiplayer and it's as smooth as anything at 1024 by 768 resolution.

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m1h4

I installed SuSE 9.3 Pro yesterday. Got 3D Acceleration to work in a snach. I'm downloading the quake linux binaries as I type.

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bmbeeman

W00t, thanks alot!

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Rogue`

Theads only a month old, so thought i would say thnx, just dug out my Q3 cd and thought i would play a bit :) Thnx for the guide :p

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DPyro

Hello I'm having trouble getting Quake 3 up and running on my Ubuntu Linux box. I want to install it and have version 1.15c on it to use as a server, but everytime I try and run the .run files it gives me errors. I have CHMOD 755 the file. I also have and original windows install cd with 1.32 already on it, dont know if that will help. I've even tried installing the Quake 3 demo and still nothing....Heres the command I get when running the 1.17 patch:

Verifying archive integrity...OK

Uncompressing Quake III Arena Point Release 1.17trap: usage: trap [- lp] [arg signal_spec ...]

I dont know what this means please help!

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DPyro

Update:

Ok I figured it out. In order to run the script I needed to run the Bash command:

bash /usr/local/games/quake3/linuxq3apoint-1.17.x86.run

No to test to see if it works ;)

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kjordan2001

Theoreticaly, would it run any faster/slower than on a windows nt system? Just curious.

Only if your display drivers sucked on Linux because Quake 3 was written in OpenGL.

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