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Tuesday, January 2, 2001

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Configuring Q3: Team Arena
9:34 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

A new article at ParkLAN gives a step-by-step overview of how to create a config file to optimize the performance of id Software's just-released expansion pack Quake 3: Team Arena. id admits Team Arena requires a bit more horsepower than the original Quake 3, though with a little tweaking you should be able to make Q3TA quite playable on any system that runs Q3A. The guide even shows you some easy binds for 'talking' messages, or changing your name's color. One thing to remember is that the 'timedemo' command is broken in the Mac 1.27 beta, but will assuredly be fixed in the next patch.

In case you're wondering, there is no Mac boxed version of Team Arena. Mac users need to buy the PC version of Team Arena and then download the latest 1.27 version of Quake 3 applicatioin for the Mac. Though id's Graeme Devine has promised to create an installer, the setup is simple. Make a new folder in your Quake 3 directory called 'missionpack' and copy the 'PAK0.PK3' from the Team Arena CD into it. You can grab both the updated 1.27 Quake 3 app and the full Team Arena demo at Macgamefiles now. Or if your battered internet connection can't handle the 120MB+ download, order a MGF CD and get Team Arena plus many other great demos delivered to your door.

Macgamefiles CD Order Page
Quake 3: Team Arena Tweaks
Download Quake 3 1.27 Beta (8.4MB)
Download Quake 3: Team Arena (120MB)
id Software
Quake III Team Arena
Buy Quake III Team Arena

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