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Quake3 Arena on Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze / Sid Unstable

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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I wanted to have running Quake3 on my Debian GNU/Linux just like I have it running on my FreeBSD system thus.
1. I’ve downloaded linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run .
2. I executed :# chmod +x linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run; linux32 ./linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run
Note: make sure you have installed linux32 and ia32-libs packages!I tested directly executing # linuxq3apoint-1.32b-3.x86.run, but that was a failure, since the self extracting binary could not recognize the amd64 system architecture
After installing it via linux32, all went smoothly. Next I needed to copy all my game pak files into
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3. Remember that here it’s absolutely vital to have q3config.cfg file to your baseq3 directory.To make your life easier I’ve tarred the Quake Arena pak files, so you can freely fetch them via this baseq3 link
Now untar the newly fetched baseq3.tar.gz to /usr/local/games/quake3/Last step in the installation is to link the game binary to your /usr/games, I did this via
ln -sf /usr/local/games/quake3/quake3-smp /usr/games/
In your case it might be not necessary to link quake3-smp if you’re not running 2 Core CPU.
Hopefully, Now with God’s grace you should be having a fully functional Quake 3 Arena installation on your Debian Unstable GNU/Linux.
Enjoy!END—–