High-Resolution Creative Commons Texture Replacement Pack

Looking for a graphical update to Quake 3?

Check out this new texture pack from Paul Marshall (aka Kpax).

It replaces the original textures in Quake 3 with high-resolution versions, and it is licensed under the creative commons!

Download now: xcsv_hires.zip (179MB)

Unzip this file to your baseq3 directory, note that pure servers will need to have the file as well.

35 Replies to “High-Resolution Creative Commons Texture Replacement Pack”

  1. Some really good work has been done here, and the XCSV game too seems quite nice, it’s just quite a deception to see that no source code is available (whereas it seems, based on the ReadMe/xcsv-COPYING.txt file, that this game is distributed under the GPL) and that the ND clause has been choosen for the textures; a SA clause would have been a lot more valuable IMHO

  2. Would be a great candidate for openarena (that urgently needs some better textures) if it was gpl

  3. Great job!
    I have only a question: this pack contains the same maps (more detailed) that I can found into original q3a?

  4. uZu – code will come soon πŸ™‚ just as soon as I hit official release and its not beta anymore. keep an eye on the website, which is currently being made.
    ElPardrio – just drop the pk3 in your base and you have the textures, so no need for GPL really.

  5. Thanks guys for the nice comments! If I had the time, I would like to do weapons and models etc. Elpadrino – encourage server admins to install them? xD

  6. Hey Paul,
    I also found this kind of Quake 3 Arena Sources,
    also a Quake 2 source (@Tobias87):

    Quake 2:

    Quake 3 Sources for Paul:
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/chili-quake-xxl/downloads (Chili Quake XXL)
    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/2967 (Q3A Hi-Res Renders)
    http://www.gawkk.com/quake-iii-hi-res-textures-4/discuss (Quake 3 Arena with Bloom)
    http://www.moddb.com/forum/thread/quake-3-arena-hq-mod (Another Texture Pack)
    http://www.filefront.com/14042739/Metal-Tech-v2.0-Revolutions/ (Metal Tech 2.0 Source)

    Perhaps this sources will help you Paul with your work.
    Keep up the great work ioQuake3 Team.



  7. Nice one Berserker! They look pretty cool. I wont have the time to create height maps n stuff at the moment, but if someone else wanted to do that I wouldn’t object. I’m usually on Quakenet IRC in #xcsv or in the ioquake3 IRC chat room.
    Thanks for the info and feedback Frank!!

  8. The project links are broken.

    Also agree that a CC-BY-SA license would have been better. With it they could even be distributed in Linux distributions.

  9. Hello,
    Very nice work indeed !

    Kpax, about what ElPadrino said, of course your pack can (and will probably) be used on servers that include it, but if you’d put it as GPL and provide the sources, your work could even be directly integrated into OpenArena and possibly other opensource games derived from ioquake3 (like World Of Padman, Warsow or Smoking Guns).

    Keep up the good work !

  10. GPL is not recommended for media like textures, icons, etc. Creative Commons is more appropriate.

    I too would love to see these textures packaged for Fedora/Ubuntu.

    It would be nice to find some of the best community made Quake 3 maps and convince the authors to release them under an appropriate license that could also be packaged for Fedora/Ubuntu as “unofficial” map packs.

  11. I unzipped the file into my baseq3 folder.. I am running Unbuntu ioquake3, and I dont
    see a difference, is there anything else I am suppose to do?

  12. This beautiful pack doesn’t work with IOQuake3+Team Arena!
    No problem with IOQUAke3+standard Quake 3.
    Anyone has a solution?

  13. I’m looking for this- where the Quake 3 Arena looks like Quake 2. I believe even the players
    had same kinds as Q2 and many of same sounds and weapons looked rather indentical to Q2’s.

    If anyone can find this- I’d be VERY happy!

  14. I already have that on my Quake 3 Arena. Hi Res! I play the Russian Quake 3 Edition.. Even the audio is in Russian!
    Samdark- I still wanna ty. However- I am looking for the Quake 2 Skins FOR Quake 3 Arena. I thought I found them , but maybe I misread. It MUSt be out there. You can get Q1 skins for Q2 and Q3 Skins for Q2.. I want Q2 skins for Q3 Arena.[Impossible to FIND??)

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