3 Arena, & now the add-on pack Team Arena
are sure to remain highly popular multiplayer games
for a long time, particularly with all the Modís
available for Quake 3 now. The release of the new
Point release offers a wide range of
security/anti-cheat updates to Quake 3 & a few
all the new settings available its time to update our
guide too. Read on.
download the latest drivers for your video card &
soundcard. This may solve (some) display or audio
problems you might encounter. There are links to
various manufacturers on the Drivers
page. If you own a 3dfx card you should consider
downloading the WickedGL
for better performance than the 3dfx OpenGL driver.
you are using an Intellimouse youíll also need to
install the latest drivers. You can get them from Microsoft.
This should fix any problems related to that mouse
with the game (Or rather, issues with the Quake 3
Now download the latest patch for Quake 3; you can find the
latest Quake 3 patch at 3DFiles.
This contain many fixes/optimizations over the initial
8.0 on your system. DirectX 8.0 has also
been shown to improve performance on many systems.
you experience any lockups & such they might be
caused by overclocking, if so try reducing the clock
speed of the overclocked device. Quake 3 can be quite
sensitive to overclocking at times.
If you experience static noise or
irregular audio playback, try the following (assuming
that installing the latest drivers donít fix the
Click on Start, Settings, then Control
Panel. If you have Windows Millennium Edition 2000
installed note the different names as shown in
Open the Multimedia (Sounds & Multimedia)
Select the Audio tab & then hit the Advanced
Properties (Advanced) button.
Select the Performance tab.
the Hardware acceleration slider to the 2nd
notch from the left (Basic Acceleration). Move
the Sample rate conversion quality slider to
the middle notch (Improved sample rate converter).
you find that the game crashes when I go to a new
area or level you should try disabling GL
Extensions as shown in the Graphics
section, although updating your video card drivers should
fix this unless your videocard is quite old.
This guide is based on the
1.27g point release patch. While this guide is pretty in Quake 3 Arena, the config
settings will also apply to Quake 3 Team Arena (Both
use the same code).
Mods will be installed in separate sub-directories in Quake
3 Arena, you can make changes to the config files for
these as you see fit. NOTE Ė Ensure that you can
download 1.27g compatible versions of the Mods you
have installed before upgrading to 1.27g.
If you experience errors in Quake 3 (display issues or
otherwise) it is most likely caused by having
incompatible Mods/pakfiles installed.