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Quake III Arena linux installation using your win32 game CDROM




this document explains how to install Quake III Arena under linux using the win32 q3-CD. if you own the linux q3-CD, this document is not of any interest to you.


it should be no problem to install Return to Castle Wolfenstein (RTCW) using a similar procedure.



step 1 : grab what you need

all you need to get q3 running under linux is your original windows q3-CD and a q3-pointrelease for linux. the newest pointrelease is available at the quake 3 update section of the id software website . download it from there and place it in your home directory.

when this document was written, the newest version was 1.31 and the appropriate file was name 'linuxq3apoint-1.31.x86.run'. i'll use this filename in the following examples, replace it with the filename of the version you downloaded if necessary.




step 2 : install q3 pointrelease


open an xterm and type the following commands :

make the file executable
spirit@threat $ chmod 755 linuxq3apoint-1.31.x86.run

become root
spirit@threat $ su

start installation script
root@threat # ./linuxq3apoint-1.31.x86.run


install the pointrelease using the standard path /usr/local/games/quake3, the binary directory should be set to /usr/local/bin.



step 3 : finish installation

place your q3-CD into the CD-drive and mount it ( you may need to replace /cdrom with the mount point of your CDROM ).
root@threat # mount /cdrom

copy the pak0.pk3 file from the CD to your hard disk
root@threat # cp /mnt/cdrom/Quake3/baseq3/pak0.pk3 /usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/

create symlink
root@threat # ln -s /usr/local/games/quake3/quake3 /bin/quake3

drop root privileges, become normal user
root@threat # exit


congratulations, you're done



step 4 : play

start q3
spirit@threat $ quake3


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