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Old 06-04-2003, 05:54 PM   #1
phekno
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Quake 3 Arena for LInux?


OK....I know this is dumb....but it is a software question. Is there anywhere to get some software that will install Quake 3 Arena from the Windows CD that I purchased some time ago? I really don't feel like spending another $40 just to get Quake 3 to run under Linux. I know that Unreal Tournament has a special installer that lets you install the Windows version of the software under Linux and I was just wondering if there is anything like that for Quake 3. I know Loki Games has some stuff but I just don't really think I should have to pay for it. I guess I could just port it myself if i knew how to program better.

Thanks,
Phekno (n00b)
 
Old 06-04-2003, 06:14 PM   #2
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Here you go:

1. Download the linux-quake3 patch
2. mkdir /usr/local/games/quake3
3. mount the q3-cdrom.
4. cp .../baseq3 to /usr/local/games/quake3
5. su to root
6. sh linux-q3-patch
7. enjoy!
 
Old 06-04-2003, 06:25 PM   #3
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Be sure to be root.
#cd /usr/local/games
#mkdir quake3
#cd quake3
#mkdir baseq3
#cp /mnt/cdrom/Quake3/baseq3/* . /baseq3/

download the linux executable
cd to the directory where you saved it and
#./linuxq3apoint-(number).x86.run
Follow the instructions and it will put the files from the pointrelease in your quake3 dir.
Don't run the game as root this will make your config files inaccesible for anyone else but root.
#su your username

open a run box (Alt + F2) and type quake3

If my memory serves me correctly this should do it.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:06 PM   #4
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quake 3

i downloaded the executable and i tried using the command:

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

and i get this error:

./linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run: Permission denied.

can somebody please help me?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:20 PM   #5
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cd into the directory where you downloaded the point release and enter
Code:
ls -l linuxq3apoint-1.32b.x86.run
and tell us the output.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:25 AM   #6
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quake 3

[root@acidbreez archive]# ls -l linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
-rw-r--r-- 1 acid_breez acid_breez 30923961 Jan 30 21:13 linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
[root@acidbreez archive]#
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:37 AM   #7
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You just need to be as the user root to install the point release.
su
sh linuxq3apoint-1.32b.x86.run
and that should work.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 12:01 PM   #8
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I think first you need to do a
Code:
chmod 755 linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
on the file so you execute it as root.

Root does not even have permission to execute it the way it is now.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 12:10 PM   #9
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True True, I wasn't paying attention to what user owned it and the group. But basically what s34n said. just set permissions and then run it as root.
Good Fraggin, www.quakeshit.com if you like osp promode, also ra3, and CTFS. Just a plug
 
Old 02-04-2004, 04:02 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by kater
Here you go:

1. Download the linux-quake3 patch
2. mkdir /usr/local/games/quake3
3. mount the q3-cdrom.
4. cp .../baseq3 to /usr/local/games/quake3
5. su to root
6. sh linux-q3-patch
7. enjoy!
hi when i type in terminal mkdir /user/local/games/quake3 it doesn't creat it. Supposeible i don't have the rights. if i try to mkdir on anything it wont let me even if im on root. so what do i do now?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:26 PM   #11
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Check to see if you have a /usr/local/games/ directory first, if not ,you'll have to create it before you can
create the /usr/local/games/quake3 directory.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 03:33 AM   #12
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Great Guide Helped a out big time
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:57 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by jcervantes11
hi when i type in terminal mkdir /user/local/games/quake3 it doesn't creat it. Supposeible i don't have the rights. if i try to mkdir on anything it wont let me even if im on root. so what do i do now?
you may have meant this but just in case it should be:
mkdir /usr/local/games/quake3
 
Old 02-22-2004, 04:09 AM   #14
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I got the game going with 1.32b, but now I am going to get back to my original 1.16n.

Great help/tutorial guys!

Question: How do I uninstall it?

Last edited by Misanthrope; 02-22-2004 at 05:02 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 12:07 PM   #15
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There is no automated uninstall that I know of. I would just save your q3config.cfg which is in whatever user you play quake3 as and it is in /home/username/.q3a/baseq3. I would just remove /usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3 and other directories in there and reinstall quake3 from scratch. Another option would be to find out exactly what files are installed from the 1.32b point release and remove just those files. Hope this helps.
 
  


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