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PostPosted: 03-26-2016 08:07 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote

Hi gamers !
I'm oldschool player of Quake 3 Arena. Last time I played it was long years back. I forgot everything related to this game. But I missed it very much. Please, be so kind and help me accomplish my needs below.

Are my steps correct ? Answer to bold text please.

1, Install as admin q3pointrelease_132.exe from ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake3/win32/. Do not allow install PunkBuster during this. After this step, it will be installed pak1-pak8 files.

2, Copy and rewrite quake3.exe file (1.32c ) from ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake3/ to your game folder. It has lesser file size than file from PointRelease 1.32. Is it normal ?

3, Copy pak0.pk3 into baseq3 folder. I don't have official source, nor cd. It should have 479 493 658 bytes, 479 494 144 bytes on HDD file size.

4, Copy PunkBuster files straight to game folder from https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1qmzfu8apdvb16/pbb.rar?dl=0.

5, Run as admin pbsetup.exe. Do not update it after.

6, Run as admin pbsvc.exe. During this process I saw one red line in that window. Something like: driver still not shut down or something about driver. But in the end, window said, all was ok and successful. I assume, when you don't allow PunkBuster during PointRelease installation, it will show this red line. If you allow it during installation, it will not show it. But what does mean that red line for real ? Is it a problem ?

=- MISC -=
Answer to bold text please.

1, On first game run, it will crashly jump you back to windows, to allow or deny in firewall quake's or PunkBuster's service. Is possible to allow it before first game run, to avoid game interruption ?

2, Before first game run, you better copy cdkey string into your clipboard to paste it to ingame prompt. I googled these game keygens, but I was unable to download them, because don't speak russian and maybe it's scam website. If you are russian, please instruct me on how get them.

3, I have installed game according to previous steps block above into some pc (not mine). User is lefthanded and have set in windows: Switch primary and secondary buttons. But game didn't respect this setting. How force game to apply mouse buttons switch settings ?

4, Game has only one user config file ? Is it this file C:\Program Files\Quake III Arena\baseq3\q3config.cfg ?

5, Inside of file is: seta sv_punkbuster "0" and seta cl_punkbuster "0". First is for single player and second is for multiplayer ? Value zero means value False aka deactivated and value one means value True aka activated ? So for multiplayer it should be always activated.

6, For case of training against bots in single player after new installation > to not play whole single player from very beginning > are these lines for user's single player achieved progress ? It should be copied to new game instance to keep user single player settings ? Is it all lines for this purpose? Please check your configs.
seta g_spScores1 "\l25\1\l23\1\l22\1\l21\1\l20\1\l19\1\l18\1\l17\1\l16\1\l15\1\l14\1\l13\1\l12\1\l11\1\l10\1\l9\1\l8\1\l7\1\l6\1\l5\1\l4\1\l2\1\l3\1\l1\1\l0\1\l24\1"
seta g_spScores2 "\l13\1\l19\1\l0\1\l21\1\l2\1"
seta g_spScores3 "\l24\1\l8\1\l2\1\l21\1"
seta g_spScores4 "\l24\1\l21\1\l0\1"
seta g_spScores5 "\l24\1"
seta g_spAwards "\a5\20\a4\1124\a2\124\a1\141\a0\4\a3\19"
seta g_spVideos "\tier8\1\tier7\1\tier6\1\tier5\1\tier4\1\tier3\1\tier2\1\tier1\1"
seta g_spSkill "1"
What stands g_spSkill "1" for ?

7, Is possible for single player to change all bot models to one biggest model (Grunt?) in bright green color for better aiming; just by config file editing ? No modding.

8, How is possible extract image files in highest possible quality of these logos from game source code ?
- gauntlet, impressive, excellent, accuracy, frags, perfect

9, How is possible extract sound files in highest possible quality of these voice messages from game source code ?
- gauntlet, impressive, excellent, accuracy, frags, perfect, sound of pressing Enter (use item) and there is no item to use (kind of click sound), message "Holy shit" I was not able to replicate (I thought it's when you directly hit enemy with rocket), sound when you move from item to item in options

10, How is possible to cheat in single player without modding game to be able:
- wearing infite time Quad Damage token
- wearing infinite time Speed token
- have infinite ammunition for weapons

11, When I was using this mouse for play: Gamdias Erebos Optical (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b84xnTRPiI4), I experienced problems with start-stop firing. From time to time, game does not react correctly to my presses. It keept firing when I have released mouse button or it didn't start fire, when I pressed button. I use Hera software which is for their producs(kind of driver+settings) and Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
How solve this problem please ?

12, Is possible to edit game without modding it, to make weapon look as for lefthanded person ? Because in default it's for righthanded. Similar as you switch it in Counter Strike for example. Weapon will be shown towards left edge of screen. It's mirrored image of weapons. It might not be a problem.

Thank you

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