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 responses to “High-Resolution Creative Commons Texture Replacement Pack”

  1. clownfart Avatar

    Any screen shots?

  2. More screenshots on Kpax’ site. The CC license is the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

  3. Website (click banner for images) http://www.xcsv.net/hires/
    To be specific it is license under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
    Personally I dislike CC-NoDerivs, because it prevents modification…

  4. I added a gallery to show them off – http://www.xcsv.net/hires/gallery3/index.php/ Try the slideshow 🙂

  5. 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

  6. oops… by “deception” I meant “disappointment” (I’m french…)

  7. ElPadrino Avatar

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

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

    1. This pack does not contain any maps. Just textures (the bits that cover them)

  9. uZu – code will come soon 🙂 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.

  10. Well done, good stuff. About time someone did this for Q3 🙂 Now, some high res weapons models and ammo boxes would be nice…..

  11. Tobis87 Avatar

    Awesome! These textures are properly done.
    But I still search for textures for quake ii, which are not as overdone as these http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jimw/q2/ .

  12. ElPadrino Avatar

    kpax – The problem is almost all servers on open arena have pure set to 1

  13. 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

  14. Paul, you did a excellent job.
    Quake 3 Arena (ioQuake3) looks so amazing.
    Keep up the good work.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!!

  17. Nice,really.

  18. Hey Paul,
    I did a fast screenshot of ioQuake 3 with your textures.
    Perhaps you’ll have a look at
    I’m working at better pics of ioQuake 3.
    Thanks again for your work.
    Kind Regards,

  19. Captain Redbeard Avatar
    Captain Redbeard

    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.

  20. 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 !

  21. […] they have created in the past. Did I mention Q3 has been modded to Hi-Res with a single, simple texture replacement pk3 file? or now has 10K maps? or that even 11 year old vanilla Q3 still commands $20 US? That's […]

  22. Flasher907 Avatar

    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.

  23. Textures are great.
    Man i fucking love you.

  24. It won’t run:
    FS_FOpenFileRead: NULL ‘file’ parameter passed
    Dunno why?

  25. Sorry the gallery links have been broken for some time! Gallery here: http://www.spacewrecks.com/hires/gallery3/index.php/Quake3-Hires-Textures

  26. 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?

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

  28. 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!

  29. QUAKEPC, in 2006 I’ve remodelled two Q2 models for Q3 (armor shard and quad damage):

  30. 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??)

  31. Rene Pante Avatar
    Rene Pante


  32. Time to hide myself back in Quake III for awhile!