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Welcome to Quake3World, the official community site for Quake III Arena by id Software.

Downtime on Tuesday August 03
PostPosted: DooMer  @ 07-26-2021 05:23 AM

There's some scheduled maintenance at our host and the site will appear unavailable during. I don't have an exact time, but it should take 30 - 45 minutes.

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20 Years of Quake 3 and Quake3World
PostPosted: DooMer  @ 12-02-2019 01:11 PM

There I was, a young man and avid Quake 2 player patiently awaiting the release of the Quake 3 demo. I skipped q3test but I heard good things.

Boy was I disappointed when I loaded up the game and got 10 - 15 FPS. With the install I found some links to a site with some very knowledgeable people who were already dissecting the game, coming up with configuration tweaks, forming new strategies, and talking tons of shit. Unfortunately all the tweaks in the world wouldn't make the game run smoothly on my STB velocity and 28k connection speed.

The editing and programming forums were especially important providing an invaluable resource for new map designers/modders, and helped jump start many game developer's careers. That's all thanks to the community helping the community; learning from each other, and giving back. It's real sad to see modern games lose their way in this regard with the advent of live service games.

As far as the future of Q3W is concerned, there may possibly be an upcoming update to the forums and main page to make it easier for people to get going with q3/ql.

I wouldn't say I'm nostalgic, but people are always asking me "Hey DooMer why you always playing these old ass games?". I like good things, and no matter what other games I play I always come back to Quake, at least for a little taste.

I was going to put up a q3 server, but the source port situation is looking a bit ugly at the moment. You may see me on the Q3W Quake Live server in Chicago. Perhaps we'll post in discord through the month to get people playing. Please tell me if anything needs to be tweaked, a lot of the configuration is untested:


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Login Issues update - Delete your cookies
PostPosted: MKJ  @ 05-30-2017 02:01 AM

Hey all,
The login issue seems to be fixed; clicking "Log me in every time" should no longer still log you out.
Important: delete your cookies before relogging in, you might have some bad cookies messing things up.

If there's any issues please let me know.

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IMPORTANT: Q3W Site Maintenance : bookmark
PostPosted: DooMer  @ 03-30-2017 11:04 AM


Our server is getting old and needs to be decommissioned. The site has been already been migrated to a new server, but unfortunately the domain is going to be in limbo until I can get the nameservers switched over.

Here's the important part: If the domain becomes unresponsive during the next few weeks, you can use the alternate domain of

That is all.

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