Greetings, and welcome to the exciting world of Quake III Arena. The guide you
are reading now was exclusively designed and written for the beginning Quake III
player. No previous experience with online gaming is required. In fact, if
you've never played a computer game over the Internet this guide was written
just for you (although if you just need a brush up it will be useful too)!
How to Use This Guide
DeathMatch 101's Quake III Arena guide has been laid out in a chronological
fashion. Beginning players should read the guide in its entirety, with the
exception of Part 4 which is meant to be bonus readings on more advanced topics
(which you can read if you want).
To your left is a navigation bar that links to
every page in this guide. Think of the page you're reading right now as page 1.
At the bottom of every page are next and previous links. When you reach the end
of a page simply click the "next" link to read the next page in the
The navigation bar to your left can be used to
quickly jump to a specific page in this guide. Note that the navigation bar is
also laid in a chronological fashion. So each link that immediately follows a
link is the next page in the guide, starting with the introduction which is the
page you are now reading.
What This Guide Is Not
This is not an exhaustive technical or strategy guide for Quake III Arena. It is
meant purely as an introductory tutorial for players who have little or no
experience with Quake III Arena and Internet gaming. If you're looking to teach
yourself how to program Quake III or learn advanced tactics and strategies you
should check out some of the other sites at PlanetQuake.
What To Do If You Don't Understand A Topic
The golden rule under this situation is: re-read. The author has made every
effort to make this guide as readable and accessible as possible. However, some
topics just may stump you or leave you scratching your head. When this happens
take a deep breath, grab a Cherry Pepsi from the fridge, and re-read the section
that's giving you trouble. More often than not this will clear up what's
confusing you (and if you really can't understand something you can contact
All right, enough of this house keeping chit-chat. Click the "Next"
link below to begin your journey through Quake III Arena and Internet gaming!