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Q3DM1: Arena Gate
Q3DM2: House of Pain
Q3DM3: Arena of Death
Q3DM4: The Place of Many Deaths
Q3DM5: The Forgotten Place
Q3DM6: The Camping Grounds
Q3DM7: Temple of Retribution
Q3DM8: Brimstone Abbey
Q3DM9: Hero's Keep
Q3DM10: The Nameless Place
Q3DM11: Deva Station
Q3DM12: The Dredwerkz
Q3DM13: Lost World
Q3DM14: Grim Dungeons
Q3DM15: Demon Keep
Q3DM16: Bouncy Map
Q3DM17: The Longest Yard
Q3DM18: Space Chamber
Q3DM19: Apocalypse Void
Q3TOURNEY1: Power Station 0218
Q3TOURNEY2: The Proving Grounds
Q3TOURNEY3: Hell's Gate
Q3TOURNEY4: Vertical Vengeance
Q3TOURNEY5: Fatal Instinct
Q3TOURNEY6: The Very End of You
By EwilEwil Last updated
This is a guide for I can win difficulty. Nightmare shares a lot of stuff, but not everything.
-Q3 have a lot of "hidden" settings that is not accessible via in-game options. Therefore, you have to enter a command into console or edit q3config.cfg located in /baseq3 directory. You can set pretty much anything you want via console commands. If you have problems starting the game after changing something in the config, just delete it and a default one will be created upon start.
Some useful commands:
-vid_restart - Restarts the video rendered. Required for most "r" commands.
-r_picmip 1-15 - The higher the number, the less detailed textures will be. 15 makes all walls just one color, which is best.
-r_integrity/gamma - Brightness settings.
-r_overbrightbits - Another brightness settings.
-r_fastsky 1 - Disables sky.
-cg_forcemodel - Makes all enemies your model. Recommended is tankjr/blue
-cg_drawgun 2 - Makes your weapon "stable". Also helps to narrow your lightning gun shaft. I recommend to use drawgun 0 for all other weapons.
-cg_truelightning 1 - Ignores ping for your lightning gun.
-cg_drawtimer 1 - Shows in-game timer.
-cg_drawfps 1 - Shows your framerate.
-com_maxfps - Limits your framerate. Recommended value is 125. Has effect on physics.
-sv_fps - Framerate of the server. Default is 40. Recommended is 125. Apparently 200 makes you move faster, but I tried it once and bots often triggered overbounce glitch in DM19 and fell into the void. Will investigate it further.
-cg_crosshairsize - Size of your croshair.
-cg_fov - Size of your field of view.
-com_blood 1 - Enables/disables blood. Recommented is enabled.
-cg_gibs 0 - Disables gibs after fragging your enemy.
-sensitivity - Mouse sensitivity.
-s_volume - Sound volume.
List of all console commands:
-From my own experience, Steam version loads much faster than the retail one, thus it's recommended to use it. Apparently there are some differences in lower versions like bot behaviour, but nobody tested it and it probably won't make as much as difference as the Steam version.
-map_restart 0 - Each bot in single-player mode spawns after 2 seconds (except Crash which takes around 10 or something like that), so if you are in a map with 5 bots, it takes 10 seconds for all bots to spawn, which loses you time. But if you bind map_restart 0 (or press restart from pause menu), all bots will be spawned instantly. You can also press it during loading screen and it will work as well. I have yet to figure how exactly the spawn mechanic works as it sometimes spawns you in different location.
-bot_nochat 1 - Disables bot chat. Everytime a bot chats, it stops for a few seconds and you pretty much always want bots to move.
-Skipping cutscenes - You can skip cutscenes by quickly pressing your left mouse button.
-Advancing to next arena - Lower resolution gives you advantage since your mouse cursor doesn't have to travel as much distance during menuing.
-The classic strafe-jumping is the fastest method of moving. Hold forward, jump and add strafe left/right while in midair. You can gain even more speed by positioning your mouse cursor at a specific angle to the same side as the strafe key you're holding. This requires a lot of practice, so don't get frustrated if you can't do it exactly as other players.
-Circle jump - Probably even harder movement trick than strafe-jumping. It is used as the starting move or in case you just want to make a single jump. Stand still, move your crosshair to about 120 degrees (or 30 degrees if you prefer left side), then make a smooth mouse movement to roughly 0 degrees while adding forward+strafe left/right. This really requires a LOT of practice. If you can't do it, you can find video tutorials on Youtube.
-Rocket/BFG jump - Not very useful in single-player apart from maybe 2 maps (DM10 and DM13). Stand still, aim directly under your legs, jump and quickly shoot. You can also do this while moving and you can also shoot rockets behind you to give you more speed.
-Plasma/grenade jump - Useless in single-player.
Walkthrough for every map:
-T0 - map_restart 0 saves a lot of time here. Pickup the shotgun, go through portal and simply move from one side of the arena to the other one. All 5 respawns are always same.
-DM1 - Pickup the rocket launcher and go hunt Ranger. Try to stay in the middle around 50 health as you can hear most of the spawns. Beware of the plasma gun spawns as you cannot hear them from there. If he spawns there, he usually goes for RA.
-DM2 - Pickup plasma gun and go to the rocket launcher area. Most spawns are around there. Phobos also likes to use the back route behind Haste powerup.
-DM3 - Pickup rocket launcher and go to the right shotgun. Then move in the lower floor around shotguns.
-T1 - Stay in the middle and do the first frag with machinegun. Then listen carefully for his movement.
-DM4 - Pickup RA right behind you, then go to either shotgun side, then return to the crossroad between RA and quad. Alternatively, you can go pickup rocket launcher, but you will probably sacrifice one frag. You can grab quad.
-DM5 - Turn around to the plasma area and start killing bots that most likely spawned there. Pickup plasmagun. Then just jump between plasma area and shotgun. You can usually ignore the rocket launcher area.
-DM6 - Go forward and pickup plasma gun. Then just camp there and occasionally go to the pillar area. Then grab quad.
-T2 - This one is pretty difficult and mostly rng based. Hunter usually spawns on the other side of the arena. She often goes for rocket launcher.
-DM7 - Most bots stick around the rocket launcher area or go from the right back door in the railgun area. You can ignore Quad.
-DM8 - This one is easy. Simply pickup shotgun, then go to RA/rail area. For some reason bots really love to dive into the water here and just take a refreshing swim! You can ignore powerup.
-DM9 - Another easy one. Grab a rocket launcher if you're near, then just camp the middle area with jumppad and kill everyone with plasma/shotgun. Ignore rail area.
-T3 - Pickup RA, then railgun. Then just snipe Klesk.
-DM10 - Stay on the middle floor and move around the plasma gun. Powerup is usually regen or invisibility, so ignore it.
-DM11 - Another easy one. Grab a lightning gun and go forward to that long narrow area with plasma. Usually bots teleport there from RA area. Ignore powerups.
-DM12 - Camp the main huge room with water and mega. Use any weapons you can (I usually use plasma gun or BFG if I can get it). You can grab quad.
-T4 - Grab railgun, stay on the upper floor and snipe Anarki. You can finish this duel really quickly since most spawns are in open area.
-DM13 - Get rocket launcher and just shoot everyone who tries to grab RA. You can grab quad.
-DM14 - Get BFG and stay next to the hole near lightning gun and railgun. Unfortunately bots sometimes ignore this area for some reason. Ignore quad.
-DM15 - Grab rocket launcher and go to upper floor near mega. Hope that someone brings you a railgun. Ignore quad and battle suit.
-T5 - Grab rocket launcher and listen for Uriel. Ignore quad.
-DM16 - Grab railgun and stay on either side of the stairs (stay on the railgun is not advised as it will be more difficult to shoot bots from there), then just snipe everyone. Bots really like to use the jumpad leading to rocket launcher.
-DM17 - Go through teleport to grab RA, then get railgun. Snipe everyone and try to ignore bots that just picked up RA as you will need two shots to kill them. Ignore quad.
-DM18 - Ignore shotgun and go directly to railgun. Stay on the stairs and just kill everyone. Ignore quad.
-DM19 - Grab any weapon (usually shotgun, then go down to get plasmagun) and stay on the lower ground. Now you just have to get lucky and grab a railgun. Then you can snipe bots that will be falling down from railgun. Ignore quad.
-T6 - Grab railgun and sniper Xaero. He always spawns once on your side, once on the other one.
Quake 3 : Arena Dreamcast
Real time without loads
weird bug with the steam version