Building ioquake3 on macOS

NOTE: These instructions apply to the git version.

  1. Install git.
  2. Check out the source from git:// with git clone git://
  3. Change to the ioq3 directory
  4. Run ./ x86_64

The resulting app bundle at build/release-darwin-x86_64/ should be compatible with Mac OS 10.7 or later.

Universal Binary

If you’re running Mac OS 10.6.x and have the Mac OS 10.5 developer SDK you can make a universal binary for ppc, x86, and x86_64 that is compatible with OS X 10.5 or later Mac OS versions.

  1. Remove the build directory if you previously built ioq3 using make, because it defaults to 10.7 compatibility.
  2. Run ./

If you’re running Mac OS 10.7 or newer you can build a x86 / x86_64 universal binary that is compatible with 10.7 or later. (Not particularly useful since all Mac OS 10.7 and later are x86_64.)

  1. Run make ARCH=x86
  2. Run make ARCH=x86_64
  3. Run ./ release