The next version of my minimal Q3A distro is ready. This is a brand new version, I made it from scratch again.
The reason behind this is that however hard I tried, I could not make a stable version if I used Openarena as the starting point. It seems that the original system is hoplessly messed up in the OA release. So I decided to take the reverse route and start from the original release of Quake III Arena by id Software. I just exploded pak0.pak and tried to replace everything in the resulting folder tree by free stuff from Openarena, from our replacement texture pack 'z-gpl-q3a2oa-textures-v5' and from a previous source mod of mine (Q3M). Finally I have managed to replace almost everything. I have also compiled a new ioquake3 engine (version 1.35, revision 1438) for the distro.
The result is quite amazing (if I may say so). Except for a few glitches, the system works fine and the custom maps I tested run w/o problems. The ZIP archive containing the distro is only about 85 MB and it has everything you need for playing the game (including a test map in 'baseq3').
I am sorry, but the archive is password protected. This is experimental stuff and still contains copyrighted material of id Software. I don't want some jerk uploading it to public sites or making public servers based on this release. If you are genuinely interested and want to test the distro with the intent of contributing or fixing bugs, please, send me a private message via this forum and I will give you the password.
Joined: Mar 10, 2009 Posts: 57 Location: Szeged, Hungary
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:06 am Post subject: Re: Redo OA?
Yesterday evening (night? I went to bed at 3 AM) I found out why the minimal distro was broken. It seems that integrating the Q3A replacement texture package is a bit more complicated than simply copying files to folders. I have remade the distro using a separate PK3 for the replacement texture pack and it seems to work again. Out of the 43 maps I tested only five had problems, and only two of those were unusable (weird HOM effects in the skybox).
I will soon make the new version available for download. However, I was requested to wait until I get and add chiquita's sound files. So please, be patient, it should not take more than one or two days. The good news is that because of this delay I will probably have enough time to add binaries for Linux servers, too.
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