Tips from Readers
as much as you have helped me, here are a few things that
have really got my machine rocking that you may be able to
pass on to others. To begin with I have an AMD K6/3 450 running
on an ASUS P5A with 256 Megs and a Diamond Viper TNT2 Ultra.
I'm running two hard drives on the primary master/slave and
A CD Burner and cd-rom on the secondary respectively. Yep,
the latest Detonator drivers(365) for the Viper. The ASUS
board uses the ALI V chipset by Acer Labs. In combination
with the Super 7 processor it requires Bus Mastering software
to get optimal performance as well as an AGP driver. The Win98
bus master would never give me the secondary IDE controller
hence no CD drives. Just getting the cd-burner to operate
was a real bitch kitty. I went to www.ali.com.tw
and got their latest AGP(1.65) and IDE(3.55) drivers. There
is also a slick little AGP utility(autil03.zip) up there to
control the bus within Windows. The U.S. site ( www.acerlabs.com
) didn't have these when I went looking. My point (yes, I
have one) is that these drivers solved a multitude of problems
(unexplained lockups and poor video performance) and greatly
smoothed out Q3Arena as well as just got it "plumb purdy"
as we say here in Texas. I have found that the chipset drivers
and firmware have a huge effect on system performance when
coupled with the latest video drivers. I hope this may be
of use to you in helping others.
Bill Hastings aka Shadow Cat
point made in the "get the latest information about your
motherboard" story. It really can improve the performance
of your peripherals by updating your motherboard drivers.
Q3 and Voodoo3 3500TV
after 3 re-installs of my V3-3500TV drivers, some head-scratching,
shrugging, cussing, and re-install of my opengl drivers I
managed to find the cause of my "GLW_StartOpenGL() - could
not load OpenGL subsystem" startup woes in Q3. For some odd
reason Quicken2k startup loader, much like MSoffice's "startup"
program which does diddely save it's supposed to make it start
faster, also has the 'feature' of interfering with Q3's ability
to load opengl. As to the exact reasons behind this I can
only specilate, as it is not a CAD application or such...be
that as it may, the memory resident program it loads "qwdlls"
causes this problem. If someone else has this setup, Q3 and
Quicken2k installed, they may want to either remove the entry
from the startup folder, and/or just cntrl-alt-del once and
scroll down the list and end the task.
ID's lack of contact information, and the less than helpful
FAQ entry on this error, I felt I'd let whomever is here know
about this little problem, as I'm fairly certain quite a few
others have/will have this same problem. Also, the "qwdlls"
program while running makes it impossible to change resolution
or colordepth within win98se itself (probably do the same
with any other win9x version, but might be specific, *shrug*).
Sid "Yasha" C.
is an excellent tip! I always knew that MS Office put that
ever-so-irritating fndfst in the start up, which usually prevents
Quake 2 from starting and hogs most of your resources, but
hadn't heard about Quicken2K being such a pain.
for that tip!
Quake III Arena
from our Forum,
some Quake III help
the .pk3 files from the download zip and put them in the baseq3
folder. If you are unable to see the model in the player setup
in Q3A then create a model folder for the model in baseq3\models\players.
example, for Harley Quinn, create the following folder: baseq3\models\players\Harley
determine what the name of the model folder should be, open
the .pk3 file (with winzip) and look at the path names for
the files contained therein. Note that the model folder will
be empty when you are done. In other words, don't extract
the files from the .pk3 file into the model folder. For whatever
reason, some model folders must exist, even though they will
those of you unfamiliar with Winzip: download Winzip
and install it. Then, in Windows Explorer go to View>Folder
Options>File Types tab. Scroll down and look for pak3 file.
If it isn't there, choose New Type. Fill in the association
extension with .pak3 Under Actions, choose New. Then under
Action type: open and in Application used to perform action
type: C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe "%1" (if you installed
winzip on C: drive) Now your Quake III pak3 file will open
Borderfield's Q3A Total
Control has a pak3 explorer built-in. Check it out!
click on your desktop and select New>Shortcut. Use the browse
button to locate the quake3.exe program in your quake3 install
folder. Highlight it and select Open. Click Next and give
it an appropriate name, then click Finish.
Now on your desktop should be your new shortcut. Right click
it and select Properties, then the Shortcut tab. In the field
"target:", you should see the quake3.exe program prefaced
with the install folder, all surrounded by double quotes.
Add any required information after the second double quote,
but with a space between the double quote and your additional
information. The resulting target will look something like
what Dekard posted for you. For the specific case of the barrymore
mod, it will look something like this:
"c:\Quake3\quake3.exe" +set fs_game barrymore
sure you install the Barrymore mod in c:\quake3\barrymore
(where c:\quake3 is your Q3A install folder). And read the
readme.txt file in the zip folder to make sure that there
isn't something else that should go in the target field.
has a timedemo to push your Quake III fps to the limit. It's
the equivalent to the Crusher demo for Quake 2. So if you
want to really gloat over your fps or suffer total humiliation,
then pick up bwmega.zip.
Site p1mp worth noting for Quake III Arena
site not only covers the elimination of bots anymore. While
it used to be mainly for the purpose of server admins to prevent
cheating, it has gone above and beyond what we hoped for and
now offers guides to setting up your server.
not just for Quake III Arena, but for all the Quake games
! We would like to thank Dekard for gathering some of the
best guides from the best authors to help the gaming community
go take a look at Antibotics if
you want to know how to setup your Quake server.