Quake III: Arena or Team Arena

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Application Details:

Version: 1.32
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.22

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What works

everything works beautifully.

just put the CD in the CD-ROM. wine the "setup.exe". install the game.
dload the win32 version of the q3apoints here -
wine it.

voila. done. just start the game with the desktop shortcut. doesn't even need the -opengl parameter.

wines much better than it runs on Mikkkro$oft Window$

two minor errors:

you might get a popoup warning you about "Low Desktop Color Depth". ignore it. doesn't matter whether you choose "ok", "cancel" or if you simply close the window. the 3D is fine anyway.

I had a minor problem. when choosing a higher resolution, or changing the sound quality, or doing something else that required the game to reboot - I wasn't able to move the mouse around. had to restart the game.

but neither of these errors comes even close to bugging me as much as the errors I experienced in Windows did.

What does not



What was not tested


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Additional Comments

dload Excessiveplus here - it's required for most of the online servers. download it here, and save yourself of the trouble recieving it from online game servers.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 03 20131.5.22N/A Yes PlatinumP. Neidhardt 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20131.5.20N/A Yes PlatinumK1773R 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 13 20121.4Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jun 24 20111.2.3N/A Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0Nov 26 20091.1.28Yes Yes PlatinumUrsan Marius Bogdan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9685 Punkbuster removes me from game for UNKNOWN WINDOWS API FUNCTION [131124] (Not a Wine bug) CLOSED WONTFIX View
14247 One click works like 2x click CLOSED FIXED View
18710 Installer omits question because of langid CLOSED FIXED View
18847 Quake3 + Punkbuster: on game's exit desktop is to bright (mishmash gamma correction?) CLOSED INVALID View
19948 Starscape OpenGL mode - screen stays black CLOSED FIXED View
20078 Punkbuster causes black screen in Quake3 Arena CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20360 Mouse cursor changes colour CLOSED FIXED View
20889 In Quake 3 Arena Main Menu one mouse click is taken as two CLOSED FIXED View
22399 Quake III Arena installer: Text area is scrolled at the bottom, and all text is selected CLOSED FIXED View
27255 Mouse Jumps Around CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

If mod's are not working on Wine they cannot be taken from the Games rating. Retail the game works fine.


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Gameplay video
by Jake ward on Tuesday April 27th 2010, 9:39

How to windows version should run in wine
RE: Gameplay video
by Harry Lucas on Monday November 1st 2010, 10:18
Thanks for that, this topic will suffice for now.