Quake 3 Arena

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Yes it's true, that excellent graphics card benchmarking tool Quake 3 Arena can run on your lovely shiny Linux box with all the finesse of the windows version!

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What do I need?

  • A copy of Quake3 - technically you only need the Pak0.pk3 file from it (it's the big one)
  • The Quake3 Linux installer - you can get the latest version from id (ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake3/linux/linuxq3apoint-1.32.x86.run) (that's the link to the latest one at the time of writing)

How can I do it?

It's really nice and easy to install.

  • Become the root user at the console
  • Run the installer


sh linuxq3apoint-1.32.x86.run

Once installed, copy the pak0.pk3 file into the quake3 directory normally /usr/local/games/quake3

That's it - type quake3 at the command prompt as a normal user and kick ass!!

I've chuffed this up somewhere!

Everything has some issues; Quake 3 is no different. The best resource for sorting everything out is here (http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/q3a/)

OMG it works! Can I hug you or something??!!

Yeah sure, whatever gets you off....