I want to get in on TNT this week, so I found my old copy and tried to install it. It tells me that it is not compatible with the version of Windows I'm running. Is there a trick to getting it to install and run?
Is it possible to get this game to run on Vista?
Tried compatibility mode? Right click on the .exe -> properties -> somewhere in there. Why don't they use Quake Live btw?
Probably because you need a premium account to run your own server. It also restricts the number of non-premium users to 3 on that server.
Quake 3 servers don't validate CD keys since like 2000. Type in whatever you want.
@mnzy said:that would be good, you wouldn't need to dust off your CD key then or purchase a new copy.
Why don't they use Quake Live btw?
(I think there are exceptions, but generally it's true)
@groin: Oh wow, didn't know that. Long time since I played QL. Looks like they made some severe cuts for the non-premium users. (Also it doesn't have Rocket Arena 3, which made it useless for me from the start)
I think I saw Clan Arena 6on6 or 8on8 or something like that.. which is good enough, imho. But none of the good old maps were in there when I tested it.
Quake 3 servers don't validate CD keys since like 2000. Type in whatever you want. (I think there are exceptions, but generally it's true)
That's a false statement mate. With the point release 1.32 and punkbuster they turned it back on and all the legit servers (osp, cpma, ra3, ut etc) had cd key validation (I think at least until 2007, no idea how it is now). Baseq3 = cheaters paradise.
You need to use the 2nd setup.exe on the disc. Do not run the setup.exe that you first see when you browse the disc. Open the folder named "Quake3" on the disc and run the setup.exe in there. You don't need compatibility mode, which is the culprit for the 30 minute hangup.
A different question: Did you need gamespy or whatever to get into multiplayer games? Because there is literally no one playing anymore. (Yeah I know Quake Live...still).
I really can't seem to remember anymore since it's been quite a while (online at least - still a great game for LAN parties).
Or maybe I just need to patch it...hmm...
Edit: Okay, yeah, patched it and there's tons of games. Apparently I'm an idiot.
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