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This short article will demonstrate how to upgrade Quake III, an old game. We’ll enhance its textures, main menu(s), in-game HUD, and sounds using the ioquake3 engine.
Ioquake3 is an improved engine for Quake III that can display these textures (as well as run other mods) without issue. If you utilize the standard engine, these textures won’t work. Other engines similar to Quake3e may exist, but I have had issues with them too. Anyone using ioquake3 should strongly suggest it to others.
https://ioquake3.org/get-it/ – [ioquake3.org]
You should download the most up-to-date PK3 files. If you don’t, it could cause Team Arena to crash.
https://ioquake3.org/extras/patch-data/ – [ioquake3.org]
Unzip the archives using WinRAR or a similar program and copy and paste the files inside the unzipped folders into your base Quake 3 Steam installation folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86 – \Steam\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena). Make sure you click Yes to REPLACE any files that aren’t compatible with the newer PK3 files.
Rename quake3.exe to “quake3” (rename to just Quake3 to launch Steam) and change the “ioquake3.x86_64 file to “quake3”. This will ensure that when you hit the Steam Play button it launches ioquake3 and not the original.
Installing the Official Patch + HD Menus/HUD
Download these mods:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-unofficial-patch/downloads – [moddb.com]
If you also have Team Arena installed get the HD Menu to go with it:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/high-quality-quake/addons/hqq-high-quality-quake-team-arena-test – [moddb.com]
Copy and Paste the files into your base Quake 3 Steam installation folder.
Installing the Upscaled Textures
You can download the Player World, Object and Player textures by clicking here
Place the files in the “baseq3” folder within your Quake 3 Steam Installation folder.
Click the Settings cogwheel right of the Play button on the game’s Steam Library page.> Properties GeneralLaunch Options -Copy and paste this into the text box:
+set com_zoneMegs 128 +set com_hunkMegs 192
If you don’t do this step the game will crash when trying to load the Q3DM4 map.
High Quality Sound Replacement Pack:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/high-quality-quake/addons/srp – [moddb.com]
You can try it out to determine if it’s something you like. It gives many firearms, such as the shotgun and machine guns, more “punch”, which makes them sound better. However for the Lightning Gun it eliminates the thunder or lightning sound that it creates when it fires. It’s your choice to decide which one you prefer.
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