Difference between revisions of "Players Guide"

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=== Where are my files? I'm used to them being in the Quake 3 directory! ===
 
=== Where are my files? I'm used to them being in the Quake 3 directory! ===
 
On Windows, all user specific files such as autogenerated configuration, demos, videos, screenshots, and autodownloaded pk3s are now saved in a directory specific to the user who is running ioquake3.
 
On Windows, all user specific files such as autogenerated configuration, demos, videos, screenshots, and autodownloaded pk3s are now saved in a directory specific to the user who is running ioquake3.
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In order to access this directory more easily, you can also type <code>%APPDATA%\Quake3\</code> in the file explorer and hit enter
  
 
==== On NT-based such as Windows XP, this is usually a directory named: ====
 
==== On NT-based such as Windows XP, this is usually a directory named: ====
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<code>C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Quake3\</code>
 
<code>C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Quake3\</code>
  
In order to access this directory more easily, you can also type <code>%APPDATA%\Quake3\</code> in the file explorer and hit enter
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==== I don't like this! ====
 
 
 
 
This Shortcut would work for all users on the system regardless of the locale settings. Unfortunately, this environment variable is only present on Windows NT based systems.
 
 
 
You can revert to the old single-user behavior by setting the <code>fs_homepath</code> cvar to the directory where ioquake3 is installed. For example:
 
 
 
<code>ioquake3.exe +set fs_homepath "c:\ioquake3"</code>
 
  
Note that this cvar must be set as a command line parameter.
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You can revert to the old single-user behavior by creating a shortcut to your ioquake3 executable with the <code>fs_homepath</code> cvar set to the directory where ioquake3 is installed. For example: <code>ioquake3.exe +set fs_homepath "c:\ioquake3"</code>
  
 
== Mac ==
 
== Mac ==

Revision as of 16:13, 28 August 2015

Windows

Where are my files? I'm used to them being in the Quake 3 directory!

On Windows, all user specific files such as autogenerated configuration, demos, videos, screenshots, and autodownloaded pk3s are now saved in a directory specific to the user who is running ioquake3.

In order to access this directory more easily, you can also type %APPDATA%\Quake3\ in the file explorer and hit enter

On NT-based such as Windows XP, this is usually a directory named:

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Quake3\

On Windows 8, 9, and 10

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Quake3\

I don't like this!

You can revert to the old single-user behavior by creating a shortcut to your ioquake3 executable with the fs_homepath cvar set to the directory where ioquake3 is installed. For example: ioquake3.exe +set fs_homepath "c:\ioquake3"

Mac

Linux

Using HTTP/FTP Download Support

Want to download maps and mods faster? If the server you're using supports it, you can!

Just type /cl_allowdownload 1 in the console and hit the enter key.

Changing that number to 0 will disable downloads, here are some other options:

   1 - ENABLE
   2 - do not use HTTP/FTP downloads
   4 - do not use UDP downloads

Useful Console Commands