Players Guide

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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 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\

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

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 fs_homepath cvar to the directory where ioquake3 is installed. For example:

ioquake3.exe +set fs_homepath "c:\ioquake3"

Note that this cvar must be set as a command line parameter.



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