Sys Admin Guide
So, You've Decided to Start a Quake 3: Arena Server.
This guide will help you get started.
You will need a legitimate copy of Quake 3: Arena. It is currently only available through Steam on Windows or if you'd like it on-disc second-hand markets like Ebay may have copies.
Once you have the right files, pak0.pk3
- Create a new user for your ioquake3 server to run as. You can usually use the command
sudo adduser ioq3srvfor example to add a new user named
- Switch to the new user
su - ioq3srv
- Download and run this shell script to get a freshly compiled ioquake3 installation and get started: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ioquake/ioq3/master/misc/linux/server_compile.sh