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 game downloaded, copy
pak0.pk3 to your server's
- 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
- Install any pre-requisites as root according to your distribution documentation. If you run into trouble here, please ask for help on our forums after attempting the next command and saving the output to pastebin
baseq3sub-directory of ioquake3
Mac OS X