Configuring a Quake3 Arena server


Article from Issue 84/2007

You don’t have to be an expert to set up your own Quake 3 game server.

Very few game vendors go to the trouble of porting complex 3D games to Linux. One positive exception is ID Software [1]. Most of the – partly controversial – titles released by ID run natively on Linux thanks to point releases. The most popular of these games is the Quake series, which has now reached number four. If you are afraid of burning out your graphics card with the complex graphics in the latest Quake sibling, you might prefer to stick with its extremely popular predecessor, “Quake 3: Arena,” or Q3A (Figure 1). Because the game is much more fun when played on a network, you also might want to set up your own Q3A server to challenge your friends.

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