Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How To: Install Quake 3 Arena on Ubuntu

This evening I wiped my old Belinea b.book 2.1 laptop and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on it. I wanted to have at least one game on it so I settled on Quake 3 as the machine is a little old. To install Quake 3 you need to have 'pak0.pk3' from the original installation. Then it's simply a case of running the following commands:
sudo apt-get install quake3 game-data-packager
wget ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake3/linux/linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
game-data-packager quake3 /path/to/pak0.pk3 /path/to/linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
sudo dpkg -i quake3-data_30_all.deb


My laptop resolution is 1280 x 800 (16:10) so to get Quake3 making full use of my screen I needed to edit the q3config.cfg file:
vim ~/.q3a/baseq3/q3config.cfg
Then set the following:
seta r_mode "-1"
seta r_customwidth "1280"
seta r_customheight "800"

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